New Parisian imprint Lost On You is the first electronic record label and benefit program to donate all money raised from album sales.
The label is a platform for talent, where talent becomes a way to help alleviate some of the toughest problems faced around the world, in this case, the fight against malnutrition, hunger and sanitary problems in the poorest parts of Africa.
For it’s debut release, Several Definitions, steps in with a pearl of evocative on an expertly produced EP, “Sierra,” only fitting that such a refreshingly progressive label.
“Sierra” is available 15 January on Lost on You
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If you have a cursory interest in festivals and a modicum of social media understanding you will no doubt be aware of the unfortunate early closure of Bloc 2012, which should have taken place over the weekend at the newly opened London Pleasure Gardens venue. The festival was subject to a controlled shut on the first night by the organisers due to public safety concerns. The rumour mill on site burst into gear… with people saying that tickets for the 15,000 capacity festival had been massively oversold.
The atmosphere on the ground was tense, with massive queues throughout the night. In fact, many had to queue for over two hours to enter the site (there’s a pointed irony that the online ticket agent used for the festival was called Crowdsurge). Queues for venues were always long, particularly the much-hyped MS Stubnitz boat, resulting in many festival goers missing acts they wanted to see.
Tent barriers were soon breeched with the overwhelmed security doing their best to control the enormous crowding. At 12:45, before headliner Snoop Dogg could take the stage, the Metropolitan police assisted on site staff evacuate the site. At 03:15 the official Bloc website announced the rest of the weekend would be cancelled, informing ticket holders to “Stand by for full information on refunds”.
Despite the obvious negative feeling amongst ticket holders the evacuation was for the most part good-natured; it could’ve descended into violence and arrests, thankfully it didn’t. That in itself is a credit to the festival goers, the on site team and the police.
It would be all too easy at this early stage to point the finger of blame, but remaining subjective let’s not forget the organisers didn’t want to have to shut it down. However, there are still some keen lessons that can be learnt, notably:
1. Use social media responsibly!
The official Bloc Twitter account was never used to communicate what was going on leaving punters having to rely on hashtags reporting scraps and conjecture which only helped exacerbated the problem. Social media is not a PR tool in instances like this – it’s a necessary news source.
2. Apologise and explain as quickly as possible.
The initial official announcement never actually apologised nor offered an explanation beyond the self-evident “crowd safety concerns”.
3. First year teething problems?
Previous Bloc festivals have been held in Butlins holiday camps. This concept works perfectly as the chalets naturally designate the capacity of the venues. As a site the London Pleasure Gardens reports a 15,000 capacity but the tents didn’t seem to match this. Did London Pleasure Gardens miss-sell the venue to the Bloc organisers? The site map displayed a bridge that crossed the dock. This was not present meaning all the crowding was confined to a relatively small area. Was the site actually finished and fit for purpose? These questioned will no doubt be answered but in the silence awaiting answers the noise of the rumour mill takes over.
4. “We’re gonna need a bigger boat…”
Many on Twitter have facetiously quoted this iconic line from Jaws in reference the colossal queues to gain entry to the Stubnitz boat. This venue was a major coup for the festival, and consequently became the first to become shut down for safety concerns. On board the venue worked incredibly and would’ve proved unforgettable had the festival ran to plan.
There is no doubt that much has to be learnt from this year if Bloc is to have a future. Cynics may say it was the victim of its own success, but for the short time the festival ran there were some truly amazing performances from Steve Reich and Nicolas Jaar. Amon Tobin’s ISAMshow was visually stunning and worked as an epitome of the forward thinking nature of the festival. In the coming weeks there will be some bitter pills to swallow for all concerned as the reasons behind what happened become more clear. But let’s hope this serves as a lesson to all festivals and that this can be prevented again. Let’s also hope that Bloc can make suitable reparations and prove themselves next year.
By Nik Jeffries.
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D-Block & S-te-Fan released their new album Antidote last September. During Q-BASE the hardstyle DJ’s even had their own album showcase on the mainstage. The showcase received a lot of great response, since the audience went completely nuts. Now, almost two months after the release, the artists suggest that it’s time for the follow up of ‘Angels & Demons‘.
So, a brand new track is coming up. On Instagram D-Block & S-te-Fan posted a picture of their singer. The DJ’s wonder if their fans want to hear the follow up of ‘Angels & Demons’ for Qlimax. Stay tuned!
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16 December marks the date for a new edition of Shockerz. This new edition is all about Conflict Override, a mysterious theme which involves an even more mysterious enemy who tries to attack Project F.E.A.R, which is the name for all the performing artists and visitors. Because the event was sold-out 1,5 months (!) before the event took place, we went looking for 10 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s edition.
1. Free War Force album for every visitor
Yes, you’ve read that right. Every visitor of Shockerz 2017 will receive the new War Force hard-copy album for FREE, which will be released and handed out at the event. Good news for all their fans, because they have been waiting for the tracks to be released. Recently the act revealed their performance at Shockerz 2017 and also that every visitor would receive the album for free. A big gift and surely something to get people up on their feet and marching to Den Bosch (near Eindhoven) on December 16.
2. Raw classics during the Origins showcase
Shockerz will also present a brand-new act. Origins, as the show is called, is 30 minutes of the best selection of raw hardstyle ‘classics’. Think of tracks like ‘B-Front & Frontliner – Magic’, ‘The R3bels – Pattern 2’ en ‘Chris One – Psycho’. Standing still is not an option and nostalgia is what it’s all about. The show will be the premiere of a new stand-alone event, also called Origins, which will take place on February 24. ..
3. Sold out editions
The title is this part kind off says it all. Shockerz has sold out in the past two years. Last year all tickets were even sold out at 1,5 months before the event took place. On the popular website TicketSwap more than 1500 people were still looking for tickets on the day of the event. So consider yourself warned and make sure to grab your tickets in time. Tickets are available through the official website.
Travel (bus) to Shockerz 2017:
– Festimove.com (French)
– Akkros.com (French)
– Feierreisen.de (German)
– Hardtours.de (German)
4. Many b2b performances
Besides a big number of live-acts, there will also be a lot of surprising b2b performances at Shockerz 2017. A b2b is a collaboration on-stage, meaning that two or more artists will perform together on-stage. There is Radical Redemption vs Regain, E-Force vs Rebelion and Ncrypta vs Luminite. More b2b’s will soon be announced.
5. Seven special live-acts
During Shockerz 2017 there will be seven live-acts. Several of them have been revealed through their own trailer, like Minus Militia and War Force. Besides that Act of Rage will bring a special Sabotage album showcase, D-Sturb and Sub Sonik will perform live and MYST will be showcasing an exclusive live-act for the first time ever. More information about that will be revealed in an interview with him soon. Last but not least, B-Front will deliver his magic with Beyond Reality. 6. New and bigger location
Shockerz has moved to a bigger location. With two previous sold out editions the organization felt it was time to step it up, so this year Shockerz will take place in Autotron in Den Bosch. Autotron is an enormous event location, which surely will crank up the capacity this year. In comparison, area 2 of Autotron is the same size as area 1 of Shockerz last year. People who have visited Shockerz in the past will know that this means big things are coming.
7. D-Sturb is responsible for the anthem
The person responsible for this year’s Shockerz anthem is D-Sturb. This became clear after a mysterious live video on his Facebook page. The young artist is sky-rocketing at the moment and will bring a special live-act on December 16. 8. MYST live for the first time ever
Yes, for the first time ever MYST will deliver an exclusive live-act. He has been preparing for months and soon Hard News will present an interview with him, telling us more about what he has planned. MYST is crushing stages at the moment, with tracks like ‘Before You Go’, ‘Hear My Breath’ and ‘Never Look Back’ which have gotten tremendous support from both the fans and artists.
9. Act of Rage ‘Sabotage’ album release
Besides the War Force album, Act of Rage will also release his album at Shockerz 2017. That means visitors can also be the first to grab his album, at Shockerz.
10. Massive line-up
The line-up of Shockerz 2017 is filled with the biggest names and talented acts. To clarify, there will be artists from 13 different labels performing at Shockerz. Talking about diversity.
Minus Militia – War Force (including Free Album) – B-Front Beyond Reality – Radical Redemption – Frequencerz – Warface – Fear the Public Enemies – Shockerz presents Origins – E-Force – Crypsis – D-Sturb LIVE – Sub Sonik LIVE – Regain – Delete – Requiem – High Voltage – Rebelion – Act of Rage LIVE – Bass Chaserz – MYST LIVE – RVAGE – Artifact – Killshot – MC Nolz
Clockartz – Malice – Rooler – Apexx – Ncrypta – Luminite – Resist – Enemy Contact – The Machine – Deluzion – Re-Mind – Retaliation – Mind Dimension – Solutio – Physika – Gearbox New Blood Showcase: Chemical Soldiers, Sins of Insanity, Necrosis & Bestia – MC Livid
Tickets for Shockerz 2017 are available through the official website. Join the event to stay up to date about more on the event.
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Armada music has been around for over 10 years and is founded by one of the leading icons of progressive/trance music, Armin van Buren. In recent years the label has broadened it focus to underground sounds, like Green Velvet with Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) that caught the world by surprise or Groove Armada, Cari Golden, Tiga and Atapy, to name a few more.
Their latest release comes from Planet of Sound which to this day hasn’t brought to the table anything mind-boggling. Their latest track “We Are Together”, however, finds itself at the border between electronica and progressive in a very compelling manner to say the least.
To top things off, the track comes with noteworthy remixes from Piemont and H.O.S.H. that changes the tracks facade. Piemont’s remix strays away quite a lot from the original. The German duo cleaves into that progressive trait of the track and layering it with a 4/4 beat that brings more of a club tune rather than a state of relaxation. With bits of summer samples retracted from the original and airy strings overflying with delay trough the course of the track, the imposing bass chord puts the finishing touches on the overall mood. It’s remade into a dance track whereas your main attention on the dance floor will be divided between a meditation sensation and a continuous beat that allows you to balance each flowing trait that comes through the track.
H.O.S.H. is known for his ability to craft a remix and reinterprets it with his inimitable sounds while preserving the track’s tenets. This time around he does just that. With a similar layout as the original, H.O.S.H. lays out a different buildup where at first it gives the idea of a darker approach. In change, the track slowly fills with a carefree sensation as light strings bypass the authoritarian broken bass chord leaving a sense of home-bound pleasure. Passing the breakdown, the track gets seasoned with shattered-like noises over an out of this world bass chord that only accentuates in persistence. All in all the remix truly preserves the H.O.S.H. sound trademark.
‘We Are Together’ is available now.
Planet Of Sound – We Are Together (Original Mix)
Planet Of Sound – We Are Together (H.O.S.H. Remix)
Planet Of Sound – We Are Together (Piemont Remix)
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Ozclubbers.com.au posted an article in News and Reviews,Another day, another report of dangerous pills. Allison of KnowYourStuffNZ has been busy telling all the kiwi boys and girls about the circulation of high dose ecstasy and we’re here to pass some of that info onto you!
New Zealand being our neighbours it’s somewhat safe to assume we’re getting some of the similar imports and the good people at The Spinoff have recently put out an article detailing some of the issues with what’s going around.
What we can tell you is to approach a few with increased caution. On that list: Green Guccis, Yellow Rolexes and Pink Porsches. The Porsches in particular have been found to have pharmaceutical agents, so that’s usually a big ol’ no go.
As always, we don’t condone it, but understand it happens. Look after yourselves and your friends!
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Nordic-By-Nature posted an article in News and Reviews,One of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved techno event, returns for its third year, to announce another huge lineup.
PURE, presented and curated by: Carl Cox, Eric Powell of Bush Records and Richie McNeill of Hardware, will see
Paco Osuna (Spain), Nastia (Ukraine) and Fabio Neural (Italy) take PURE to the next stage in 2018.
After its first year in Ibiza, winning best event of the summer in September 2017, this year the Australian leg expands to include: Brisbane for the first time alongside regulars Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. PURE 2018 will tour Australia and New Zealand over the ANZAC Day weekend in April.
OzClubbers posted an article in News and Reviews,Luigi Tozzi’s fathomless techno deep-dives and captivating biomorphic atmospherics have been a favorite of ours at Dub Monitor since the young Italian producer began regularly releasing in 2014. Tozzi is one of a surprising cohort of Italian producers who have distinguished themselves as an undeniable vanguard of ingenious experimentation in techno and commitment to its fusion of modernist and shamanistic impulses. Think of Lucy, the Dadub guys, Voices from the Lake, to name just a few. I was curious to know how Tozzi came to be doing what he’s doing, how he goes about making such weirdly organic techno, where he thinks Italian techno is going right now, and what his future plans might be.
Nordic-By-Nature posted an article in News and Reviews,UK hip hop, electronic crossover act Foreign Beggars formed in 2002 and have seen an evolution as an underground hip hop group to electronic crossover act ever since. With multiple studio recordings under their belt and an always high-energy live show, the critically acclaimed group are well known as one of the UK’s most inexhaustible and versatile acts.
FloatingDeep posted a calendar event in Brisbane,Neverland is the first in a series of events in Brisbane with a carefully curated line up of musical talent, world class sound, and unique live dance performances. We want to bring elements of the old skool raving days into today and provide all participants with a blend of what was and what is.
Floating Deep was built on the vision to bring imagination to life by creating unique events, transforming reality as we know it, providing captivating sounds to the people who love to party. It was established with the intention of expanding and growing an alternative music culture in Brisbane.
We want to share our passion for varying styles of futuristic, raw, melodic and wonky deep tech house music. These sounds can also be heard live every Wednesday on Soulfinity Radio between 9- 10pm AEST, with monthly guest appearances by some local and international DJ's and producers.
Music Genre: Deep,House,Minimal,Tech
Purchase Tickets: https://flamingalah.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=80228
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/296160914208178
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