For the past two summers, the Cadenza label’s Vagabundos party has been hailed as one of Ibiza’s biggest success stories. Taking place every Sunday at Pacha, Luciano‘s label have brought a new edge to the club scene in Ibiza Town by upping the profile of a more groovy minimal techno sound.
This summer’s Vagabundos parties have seen sets from the Cadenza regulars as well as a host of outside talent including Carl Craig, DJ Koze, Dixon and Kenny Larkin. However, it seems only fitting that Cadenza head honcho Luciano should be the one to close out another successful season. Radio 1 were at Pacha to record the Chilean’s final set which aired on Pete Tong‘s Essential Mix show over the weekend:
In the wee hours of yesterday Julio Bashmore became the latest artist to feature on Pete Tong‘s legendary Essential Mix show. Hailing from Bristol, Matthew Walker’s been kicking up a lot of heat over the past 18 months for both his unique brand of funky-infused house music as Julio Bashmore, and his bassier Velour sideproject on Night Slugs with Hyetal.
It was a big weekend for the Swedish House Mafia with their BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection. Not only did they sit in for the legendary Pete Tong, but they also debuted a brand new track, “Antidote,” that they co-produced with Knife Party, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s new project. Yesterday, Steve Angello released his highly anticipated edit of Nari & Milani’s “Kendo” for free on his Facebook page. The track flows from an acid beginning to a climaxing big room synth explosion that may take you by surprise. It’s one of those tracks that you hope you don’t play out, but I just can’t help it!
UK’s Queen of House: Maya Jane Coles has been the latest artist to deliver an Essential Mix for Pete Tong‘s legendary show on Radio 1. At 23 years old, Maya’s already developed a name for herself as one of the hardest working producers in dance music today, racking up releases on Hypercolour, Defected, 20:20 Vision, and Anja Schneider‘s Mobilee label to name a few. Last week she released a brilliant remix as part of Little Dragon‘s new EP, which is definitely worth checking out. In the meantime though, bliss out to two hours of mellow groovers courtesy of Maya Jane Coles and the Beeb:
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The Chemical Brothers have recently composed the score to forthcoming Saoirse Ronan thriller Hanna. Dropping next tuesday, the 20 track record ranges from the serenely mellow ‘Hanna’s Theme’ to acid infused ‘Escape Wavefold’ and the frenetic ‘Hanna vs. Marissa’. Not every track is a thumper, but that’s got to be expected from a film soundtrack, keep your eyes and ears peeled for ’Container Park’, by far the most impressive track on the record.
The weekend’s finally here Dirty Dancers, and while we’ve spoiled you with two Essential Mixes already this week from M.A.N.D.Y. and Marco Carola, here’s something a little different. This morning, Laidback Luke was the guest on Pete Tong‘s legendary show, and the Dutch heavy-hitter has delivered an energetic two hours of big room vibes, with perhaps the most extensive track listing you’ll ever see (after the jump):