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The dust settled on Burning Man well over a month ago, but there are still plenty of sets emerging from the playa that we have yet to wrap our ears around.
Diplo and Skrillex’s sets emerged a couple of weeks back, but we had to wait until the latest episode of John Digweed’s Transitions radio show to hear techno don Carl Cox’s Black Rock mix in full. The hour-long mix arrived online a couple of days ago, and it features tracks from Dubfire, Lee Van Dowski, and Bastian Bux.
Read More Diplo's Burning Man set is online and damn, it's good Listen the full set below – it starts around the 58-minute mark.
We’ll get the chance to see the Cox in action soon enough, when he lands down under for a headlining slot at boutique bash Return To Rio. He’ll hit up the festival in early November alongside dance legends like Eric Powell, Fabio & Grooverider, Mr. C, and Berlin’s &ME — you can still get your hands on tickets here.
If you can’t make that, he’ll be back in February for the latest instalment of Babylon Festival.
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Australia is in the grips of a public health crisis and warehouse parties are to blame. Or at least, that’s what the ABC wants you to think.
The humble nitrous oxide bulb — also affectionately known as a nang, whippet or bulb — was the subject of no less than three stories by the ABC yesterday. For those unfamiliar, nitrous oxide is an anaesthetic commonly used by dentists and available commercially for use making whipped cream; inhaling the gas results in a 20-second high. They’re sold freely at supermarkets and corner stores.
Most injuries from gas bulbs use largely stem from people falling over under the influence or damaging their lungs by trying to inhale the compressed gas. But according to the ABC, recreational use of nangs is “back with a vengeance” and “a critical public health concern” that’s causing nerve and brain damage in users.
The ABC explains
In a report aired on 7.30 and an accompanying online article, the ABC fearlessly broke the news that nangs aren’t actually good for you (who’da thunk it?) — featuring the story of a student who sustained nerve damage from inhaling 360 nangs a week (?!), and interviewing a doctor about on 20-year-old patient whose brain had “the same level of damage as an alcoholic who had been drinking for 40 years”.
They report that nang use has spiked over the last two years and that the Westmead Hospital’s Poisons Information Centre has seen a “doubling” in calls relating to nitrous oxide exposure. Nangs can cause death, but the ABC concede it’s rare — since 2010 there have only been two recorded deaths from recreational nitrous oxide use in Australia.
To really drive the hysteria home, the ABC also ran a story infiltrating a recent warehouse party from techno savants Motorik.
The reporter described seeing party-goers suck nitrous oxide out of balloons — a sight so shocking the ABC contacted Motorik head honcho and former Bang Gang identity Angus Gruzman for comment. The response they got back will go down as one of the greatest moments in local dance music history: “Have a nice life you loser,” Gruzman replied.
Unsurprisingly, the internet’s reaction to the ABC’s reports has been pretty much this:
Of course, this isn’t the first time the mainstream media has tried to whip up hysteria over nang use. In 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that nitrous oxide use was “on the rise”. Then Channel 7 branded it the “frightening” new drug craze at dance parties and music festivals.
You can probably expect this moral panic to resurface in another couple of years — until then, call us when this country decides to do something about pill testing.
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This post discusses sexual assault.
LA producer The Gaslamp Killer has been pulled from Australia’s Let Them Eat Cake and Breakfest line-ups after being accused of raping two women.
On Friday, Twitter user @chelseaelaynne accused The Gaslamp Killer — real name William Bensussen — of raping herself and her friend in July 2013. Since then, he’s officially “parted ways” with Low End Theory, the legendary Los Angeles party at which Bensussen was a longtime resident, and been booted from the bill of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. His former label Brainfeeder have also distanced themselves from Bensussen.
Now, Australian promoters The Operatives have announced that The Gaslamp Killer will no longer perform at any of his upcoming Australian festival dates at Breakfest, Let Them Eat Cake and Kiwi event Northern Bass.
“In light of the accusations against The Gaslamp Killer and all it encompasses, we feel that a cancellation of the upcoming tour is currently the only option,” an official statement reads. “Hopefully there will be some clarity on the entire case in the near future, and justice is served in truth. ”
Bensussen’s alleged victim Chelsea claims that she and a friend met The Gaslamp Killer at a party on the rooftop on the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles on July 5, 2013. She alleges that Bensussen handed the two women drinks she believes were drugged and “after that, everything is pitch black except for a few sharp but at the same time, blurry, memories.”
“It has taken four years to not blame ourselves and not feel guilty or less than human for it,” she wrote in her statement. “He knows what he did and I’m sure he’s been wondering when this day would come. RaeAn and I have had to deal with the shame for four years, and it’s time he faces it too.”
In a response on his own Twitter, The Gaslamp Killer denied the allegations against him.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
Men can access anonymous confidential telephone counselling to help to stop using violent and controlling behaviour through the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.
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By Trance Family
Throughout 2017, their ascension towards the forefront of trance music’s next generation has been relentless, and the brotherly duo of Arkham Knights is set to release arguably its most anticipated creation to date. Much like their humble nature, they obey the fitting title of “Gravity”.
Harnessing their experiences amassed through their performances at Coldharbour Nights staged at hallowed venues such as Avalon in Los Angeles, Ben and Stuart Turner’s growth has been a stamp of pride for label owner Markus Schulz. No sooner had the dust settled on their “State of Mind EP”, which lit up Coldharbour throughout the summer, that a mysterious ID became the beacon of attraction throughout Global DJ Broadcast and World Tour events.
Tried and trusted in the biggest of settings, from Tomorrowland to Dreamstate, it will be an essential on the playlist as Amsterdam Dance Event approaches.
And as the Turner brothers proudly take to the stage for their Coldharbour Night at the heralded Ministry of Sound in London this November, “Gravity” will be the call to salute them.
01 Arkham Knights – Gravity (Original Mix)
Get your copy here: https://www.beatport.com/release/gravity/2116260
Source: Trance Family
By Trance Family
The Earth’s year ends December 31st. This, we know. Pure Trance’s calendar however resolves itself a couple of months earlier. The end of October is its spiritual nigh, for it was that month six years ago, that Richard Mowatt first drew up the blueprint for Pure Trance. With Volume 1, he cast the dye and placed its foundation stone; purity-absolute has been its unswerving pursuit ever since.
So here we are, approaching the end of another P.T. year, ready to witness a new gathering of the Pure. With five titles now under its belt, its honour roll of former mixers is already rich. Trance crusaders Giuseppe Ottaviani, Bryan Kearney, Orkidea, Gai Barone, Sneijder, and Forerunners’ mixes’ have already passed Pure’s litmus. 2017’s draft sees Netherlands based trance-master Robert Nickson and Australian fast-ascender Factor B join its illustrious roll call. Naturally Solarstone is spear-tipping this new puritan assembly, all now ready to ‘preach’ its gospel!
The album draws its track weapons from the current and future arsenals of Pure Trance Recordings, as well as a judicious handful of like-thinking labels (Black Hole, FSOE, Flashover and Subculture among them). From their annals music & mixes from irreproachable names like BT, System F, Armin van Buuren, Andain and Three Drives abound. For every legend though, equally there is a rising star. Lostly, Peter Steele, Basil O’Glue, Future Disciple, The Noble Six, Neptune Project and couple of dozen others all bring their latest wares to Pure’s laser.
It goes without saying (but we’ll do it anyway) that Robert, Factor B and Solarstone himself have stepped up to the plate with enough exclusives to make a tabloid weep. So hang on tight, its Volume VI time – Vive La Trance!
Having successfully established its ‘open-till-close’ format with last year’s first triple disc edition, 2017’s sixth volume arcs the same trajectory. Anglo-Norwegian producer Robert Nickson is the man tasked with PT VI’s ‘doors-open’ set, to which he delivers a masterclass in building clubfloor suspense. Over the opening course he seeds it with the prog-trancers like David Forbes’ Monolith, Slam Duck’s ‘Mercury II’ ‘Barracuda’ from Three Drives and Forerunners’ ‘Just For A While’. At the mix’s meridian he drops ‘Atoms’ – his new RNX preparation, and under his own name, in its latest stages comes the celestial ‘Somewhere In Spacetime’. In between flows all manner of trance manna, including new works from the likes of Basil O’Glue, Lostly and Gai Barone.
Of his participation in the album, Robert said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of ‘Pure Trance 6’. Sourcing the tracks from every corner and creating this mix took months of preparation and meticulous fine-tuning. The first disc is very special as it can create the flow and atmosphere that leads the entire album. It has presented an opportunity to showcase another side of me that others may not have heard yet. Enjoy!”
Following Robert to the decks, well it’s that man Solarstone, up-ticking tempo, tickling the tone and investing an ever-greater sense of urgency into proceedings. His mix starts with the now-familiar opening strains of ‘A State Of Mind’, albeit in its new & exclusive Mike St. Jules’ Mix, which in turn cedes to Solarstone’s remix of Raz Nitzan & Moya ‘Clannad’ Brennan’s ‘Find The Sun’. Bookending an epic retell of Andain anthem ‘Summer Calling’ you’ll find ‘Renaissance’ from Peter Steele, Danny Eaton’s ‘Concentration’ and ‘Swelter’ by David Broaders. PureNRG’s remix of BT & JES’ ‘Every Other Way’ isn’t far behind, while Solarstone & Indecent Noise’s ‘Querencia’ and Elucidus’ Bootleg Remix of System F & Armin van Buuren’s ‘Exhale’ see it to its zenith.
On his modus operandi for the albums, Solarstone said: “One of my aims with each new edition of this compilation is to make the mixes a combined journey. Volume 6 is, I hope, the best example yet. Robert’s completely nailed the progressive build-up and you can’t get any more euphoric than Brendan’s mix! With mine nestled nicely in the middle, this is a proper Pure Trance soundtrack.”
The final set of ‘the night’ is mixed to nth degree perfection by Pure Trance’s now traditional new(er)comer DJ. Brendan ‘Factor B’ Blatt may have been making waves in trancedom for just 5 years, but they’ve been peaking ever higher with each 365 that’s passed. Factor B front-loads his mix with music hot off the studio desks of Neptune Project, Activa, Cold Blue and TrancEye. His own ‘Invidius’, The Noble Six’s ‘Black Star’ and ‘Colourways’, courtesy of Lostly all preface Brendan’s Back To The Future Remix of Solarstone & Scott Bond’s ‘Red Line Highway’. Bringing mix-matters to a head, Will Rees’ rework of Gai Barone’s ‘Lost In Music’ and Solis & Sean Truby ‘Coastal Route’ deliver PT:VI its final and most climactic moments.
On receiving his Pure Trance button, Brendan says: “mixing ‘Pure Trance 6’ was one of the most exciting, yet challenging projects of my career thus far. My love for trance began during the golden era of the ‘journey mix’-compilations, ones that still give you the same thrill when you return to them years & years down the line. To me, the Pure Trance series still captures this ethos and naturally I wanted my disc on PT6 to be of the same calibre!”
Disc 1 – Mixed by Robert Nickson
01. David Forbes presents Hal Stucker – Monolith
02. Slam Duck – Mercury II
03. Matter – The Bends
04. Forerunners – Just For A While
05. Tencode – You’ll Never Know
06. Three Drives – Barracuda
07. RNX – Atoms
08. Gai Barone – Shiny
09. Lostly – Roam (Instrumental)
10. Andromedha – Why We Fall
11. David Broaders – Rumspringa
12. Basil O’Glue – The Promise
13. Martin LeBlanc & Nick Silvestri – Turning The Tide
14. Tim Verkruissen & Monoverse – While The City Sleeps
15. Stargazers – Arrival
16. Robert Nickson – Somewhere In Spacetime
Disc 2 – Mixed by Solarstone
01. Solarstone – A State Of Mind (Mike St. Jules Interstellar Mix)
02. Outer Pulse – Vixen (Pt. I)
03. Raz Nitzan & Moya Brennan – Find The Sun (Solarstone Remix)
04. Peter Steele – Renaissance
05. Danny Eaton – Concentration
06. Andain – Summer Calling (Acapella)
07. David Broaders – Swelter
08. Eco – The Lonely Soldier (Solarstone Pure Mix)
09. Solarstone & Alex Karweit – Choosing His Angels (Club Mix)
10. Active Lab – Nuclei
11. Future Disciple – Jinka Blue (Solarstone Pure Mix)
12. Corin Bayley – Crowd Vision
13. BT & JES – Every Other Way (PureNRG Remix)
14. Vince Schuld – Altered Nature
15. Solarstone & Indecent Noise – Querencia
16. System F featuring Armin van Buuren – Exhale (Elucidus Bootleg Remix)
Disc 3 – Mixed by Factor B
01. Neptune Project – Proteus (Factor B Intro Edit)
02. Activa – Meridian
03. Cold Blue – Speed Of Life
04. TrancEye – Illusion
05. Allan Morrow – When They Are Gone (Factor B’s Piano Edit)
06. Factor B – Invidius
07. The Noble Six – Black Star
08. Solarstone & Scott Bond – Red Line Highway (Factor B’s Back To The Future Remix)
09. Lostly – Colourways
10. Solis & Sean Truby pres. S&ST – Coastal Route
11. Factor B – Liberator
12. Gai Barone – Lost In Music (Will Rees Remix)
13. Sholan & F.G. Noise – Broken Star
14. DJ T.H. featuring Robin Vane – Just For You (Factor B’s Piano Edit)
Out October 27th – Order Pure Trance VI Here
Source: Trance Family