Hooray! The legendary Junkie XL has been back in the studio and will be releasing his 6th studio album titled Synthesized this November via Nettwerk, and the first single, “Off The Dancefloor,” is a funky, vocal-driven dance tune that aligns perfectly with the Dutch producers impressive track record. It’s been 4 years since Junkie XL released his last full length, Booming Back At You, so I’m extremely curious to see if and how the tastemaker’s overall production has been influenced by the massive explosion in dance music in recent years. For now, watch this interesting viral video for the single produced by the Japanese art collective, Trippple Nippples.
The buzzing quartet from Toronto known as Azari & III have been undeniably one of the breakthrough acts of 2011. With their debut album out now on limited edition vinyl and digital retailers and the global and physical release coming on January 22nd through Island Records, Azari & III have a busy several months ahead of them. In advance of the global release, the guys will be releasing another single, ‘Reckless (With Your Love),’ on January 15th from the self-titled album, which will be accompanied by an all-star remix team including new versions from Riva Starr, Julio Bashmore, and Tiga, as well as a radio edit and mix from super-producer Paul Epworth. Yes, I really just said all of those names in the same sentence. Before these release dates, Azari & III will be touring the UK with a mindblowing live show that has already garnered support from The XX, Tinie Tempah, and even Johnny Depp! Check tour dates and grab a free new remix below!
UK Live Tour Dates
10.27 Digital – Brighton, UK
10.28 Freeze Festival – London, UK
10.29 Wax On – Leeds, UK
10.31 Fabric MEAT Gay Night – London, UK
11.03 Blue Mountain -Bristol, UK
11.04 Magnet -Liverpool
11.05 Crawdaddy – Dublin, N. Ireland
11.06 MTV Music Awards – Belfast, NI
11.11 Sound Control – Manchester,UK
11.12 Death Disco @ Arches – Glasgow, Scotland
So finals have ended for me this week, leaving one last quarter of my college career…kind of scary but also pretty liberating. Anyways, my spring break has commenced and I have ventured out to Tennessee to visit my family before I lose another ten years off of my life at WMC in Miami next week. Not really quite sure what to do out here in Memphis so I’ve been drinking and downloading heavily (always a good combo). So here are 10 (yes 10!) tracks that I have found to be personally appealing and I hope you can skip daintily through airports to them like I did yesterday. Party on Garth.