Mr. Saccardo deliver the goods with ‘Deep Work’

Mr. Saccardo is something special. This hidden gem of a producer has been creating and releasing tracks for a while, and has had multiple releases through our favourites, Kaisen Records. Previous releases ‘Put Your Hands Up’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, a collaboration with Yuga, have both been successes and ‘Deep Work’ could be his best release yet.

Intricate vocal work and delicious drums start the track off before a truly raucous drop worthy of an instant rewind. The track oozes with Saccardo’s trademark slick production and rhythmic prowess and shows why he’s such hot property at the moment. The synths sound like they are gasping for air amongst a busy, bassy landscape and it is a true eyes down, dance inducing track. He is being supported by heavyweights of dance music including Tiesto and Ummet Ozcan, who clearly see the potential of this young producer.

Make sure you grab your copy quick!

Mike Mago releases ‘Crossing Borders’ EP

Dutch DJ, producer and label owner, Mike Mago Launches three track EP ‘Crossing Borders’ on his very own BMKLTSCH RCRDS label, drawing focus on crossing musical borders.

Already receiving support at radio, lead track, ‘Feels So Good’ engages bass driven house with a catchy, energetic vocal, notching up the tempo. ‘You Don’t Know Me Now’ featuring Elderbrook follows with a slow percussion echo building in to a euphoric break down, married beautifully with Elderbrook’s drak soulful undertones, elevating the track. ‘Brothers + Sisters’ then moves the sound over to a tropical house vibe infused with soft vocals and a distinct hard drop.

Mago, otherwise known as Michiel Thomassen, established himself with his label BMKLTSCH RCRDS eight years ago and has since achieved #8 in the UK singles chart with ‘Outlines’ – a collaboration with Dragonette. Appearing on global platforms including Creamfields, Lowlands, Sonar, Dancevalley and Winter Conference Miami to name a few, Mago can be found putting out remixes for the likes of Charliii XCX, Wretch 32, Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Tiesto, Lost Frequencies and Clean Bandit.

Elderbrook (Alexander Kotz) secured his vocal reputation with Andhim remix of “How Many Times” from his first EP ‘Simmer Down’. He released his second EP, ‘Travel Slow’, in August 2015, extracting everyday noise to shape a unique, fresh sound.

Nameless Music Festival Adds Exclusive Jager Chalet Stage

With just over 4 weeks to go until Nameless Music Festival lands in the stunning town of Barzio, the festival organizers have announced the addition of the exclusive 100-capacity Jäger Chalet Stage. The third and final stage to be announced for the three-day event will be hosted by Run the Trap, Jägermeister and DJ Mag with a secret line up and entry granted to only 100 lucky competition winners each day.

An impromptu party after Alesso’s set in 2016 saw many of the world famous DJs at the festival playing back to back in a small house on the festival site. The party was such a success that organizers have decided to bring it back as an official stage for 2017, dubbed the Jäger Chalet. Both intimate and exclusive, access to the stage will be given to 100 guests each day lucky enough to win the daily wristbands required for entry. The official line up remains completely under wraps and the stage will be run by a different host each day, with Run The Trap taking over for the Friday, Jägermeister for Saturday, and DJ Mag running the closing day on Sunday.

For a chance to win wristbands to the Jäger Chalet Stage, make sure to subscribe to this page here, where the 100 lucky winners will be picked at random each day.

Tickets for Nameless Music Festival are now on sale at namelessmusicfestival.com. With early bird tickets sold out for the main event already, fans will have to be quick in snapping up the remaining 3-day event tickets at €65. VIP tickets are available for 3-day access to the event at €99 per person. For those looking to attend one day only, Nameless Music Festival are also offering one-day general admission tickets from €35 a day.

Nameless Music Festival also has a range of ticket packages:

Nameless Tent from €149: 3 days in a tent camping just a few meters from the festival, festival ticket included
Nameless Caravan from €164: 3 days in caravans just a few meters from the festival, festival ticket included
Nameless Hotel from €185: 3 nights in one of the 3* or 4* Nameless Hotels, breakfast included, festival ticket included

All tickets for Nameless Music Festival are now on sale exclusively at namelessmusicfestival.com

About:
Run The Trap
Run The Trap is the biggest Trap, Hiphop, Bass and Beats music event organizer in The Netherlands. They have hosted artists such as Mr. Carmack, Hucci, Slander, Cesqeaux, GANZ, San Holo, Stööki Sound, UZ, Dyro, Snavs and many more in the past around Europe.

Jägermeister
Music and Jägermeister – sounds like a perfect combination: music beats and ecstatic crowds are what to expect when Jägermeister hit your city…

DJ Mag
The world’s biggest dance music media brand, with print magazines in all corners of the globe, an internationally respected website and owner of world famous international polls including Top 100 DJs & Top 100 Clubs.

Swedish Electronica band Highly Sedated recruit enigmatic duo CYA to rework their single ‘Make Love’, out 12th May via Steve Angello’s SIZE

Swedish electronica band Highly Sedated have recruited enigmatic duo CYA to remix their single ‘Make Love’, which is due for release on 12th May via Steve Angello’s SIZE imprint.

CYA’s rendition boasts swarming synth patterns and a driving bassline, surrounding a captivating male vocal. The original of ‘Make Love’ was released last year and was met with acclaim. The atmospheric track rapidly became a firm fixture in Angello’s sets and it continues to thrive online.

Formed in 2015, Highly Sedated is a result of a group of brother-like friends with a wide difference of musical backgrounds coming together. Their latest single, ‘Last Call’ is another strong display of their eclectic taste and genre-bending style.

CYA’s remix follows their debut release ‘Mistakes’ which received its first play on Angello’s BBC Radio 1 residency show and received support from Pete Tong, who played the track on his revered show. This summer, the duo will be playing The Ghost Ship’s second phase, one of the biggest festivals in the Mediterranean Sea.

The dark, anthemic remix is set to add to the excitement surrounding both Highly Sedated and CYA’s flourishing careers.

Morocco’s Oasis Festival’s Adds Third Wave of Talent For Their Biggest Edition Yet

All eyes will be on Morocco this September as Oasis festival returns to Marrakech for its third edition this September 14-17, 2017 bringing a world-class music line-up to music resort The Source. The third wave of acts are revealed today, including Agents Of Time (live), Black Rose, Call Super, DJ Stingray, Dr. Rubinstein, Pantha du Prince (live), Shed, Willow and more. With acts including Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar, Marcel Dettmann, Anja Schneider, Moodymann, KiNK and Charlotte de Witte also on the bill, this is set to be the biggest edition to date.

There’s not many festivals in the world where you can ride a camel in the desert by day and dance beneath the stars by night, soundtracked by the biggest stars of the electronic music scene. Founded in 2015, Oasis has put North Africa firmly on the map as the must-visit festival destination of the moment. Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech, the festival continues to showcase the finest international talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the flourishing Moroccan electronic music scene.

DJ Stingray has been an innovative force in the world of Detroit techno for over twenty years. Through his unconventional techno offerings, the balaclava-clad DJ has captured the attention of alternative audiences worldwide. As a blanket of darkness envelops the Atlas Mountains that backdrop the festival, his distinctive high tempo, high impact sound will set the tone, making for an intense and electric atmosphere at Oasis 2017.

Underground techno specialist Call Super also makes the journey to North Africa for Oasis festival this September. The British producer recently dropped his Fabric 92 mix to a stellar reaction from fans and media alike, with Resident Advisor slating him as “one of the most striking artists in electronic music right now” and Pitchfork praising his “spellbinding selections.”

Performing live at Oasis are Dial regular Pantha Du Prince, analog protagonists Agents Of Time and Italian multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli. Plus, Made to Play label head Jesse Rose will join previously announced German producer Henrik Schwarz as they bring their emotive collaborative project Black Rose to the main stage.

Manchester DJ and producer Willow also stars. Since 2015 breakthrough track “Feel Me”, the wax-loving selector has been marked out as one of the most unique talents on the house scene, not least by supporter and house heavyweight Move D who also makes an appearance at this year’s Oasis, joined in a B2B set by Electric Minds’ Dolan Bergin. Other notable B2B sessions announced today include Chloé b2b Ivan Smagghe and Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K.

Shed will make his Oasis debut this September. The Hard Wax and Ostgut man is one of techno’s most respected producers, with latest LP ‘The Final Experiment’, released through Modeselektor’s Monkeytown label, receiving wide-acclaim. Fellow Berlin techno selector Dr. Rubinstein also joins the bill, along with rising star of the London scene, HAAi.

The new acts revealed today join an incredible roster of talent at Oasis from September 15-17, including techno pioneer Richie Hawtin, Ellum label founder Maceo Plex, Chilean-American musician Nicolas Jaar, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, Detroit selectors Moodymann and Marcellus Pittman, and hardware maestros KiNK and Karenn plus many more. Moroccan electronic music ambassador Amine K returns for his third appearance at Oasis, along with fellow Moroccans Jaza and Unes. All this, plus the festival’s official Opening Party, which features a special 4-hour set from Ibiza main man Solomun, Kenny Glasgow b2b My Favorite Robot, Amine K and Karmon.

With sun-kissed days and starlit nights soundtracked by an impressive league of house and techno talent in the luxurious surroundings of The Source, Oasis is made complete with stage-side swimming pools, daily yoga sessions, lush gardens, adventures in Marrakech, and stunning views of the nearby Atlas Mountains. Oasis brings the finest slice of festival paradise to the ancient world of Marrakech, creating a truly unique cultural experience.

DJ Nika drops episode 23 of his ‘Feel This’ radio show

Some of the greatest shows in his career have been the Webster Hall, New York’s longest running and busiest nightclub, the NYC Dance Parade in Manhattan, Le Souk, Pacha and Marquee. Now, DJ Nika releases his newest episode of the acclaimed ‘Feel This’ mix series, so you can listen to the world class DJ from anywhere.

Born and raised in NYC, he became involved within the scene as a young adult and then began DJing. His main influence is the buzzing nightlife of NYC and the feeling of making a crowd dance to your set, alongside a passion for new music.

His own productions also make an appearance in his sets. 2016s ‘Awakening’ released via Housepital Records was a huge track and shows his great ability to create dancefloor originals alongside his untouchable DJ sets. With a real passion for music, DJ Nika is still touring regularly but finds time to create the ‘Feel This’ series for his fans all over the world.

Nika is known around the world as one of the DJ’s who makes incredible mixing look effortless. He is a one-man show, and his multi genre sets get people travelling from far and wide to witness him perform. Episode 23 is no different to one of these legendary live sets, and contains some incredible new material from himself, alongside industry giants Fedde Le Grand, Riva Starr, Moby and many more. Be sure to check it out and show Nika some love, and don’t miss out on seeing him at a venue near you if you have the chance.

Hello Moth unveils new track ‘Take This Away’ + The Great Escape Festival show on 20th May

Hot off his November 2016 sophomore album release, Calgary’s Hello Moth is back with his next offering – Take This Away. The single is set for release on May 19 to coincide with Hello Moth’s appearance at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK. Written, recorded and produced by Hello Moth, the song showcases his energetic diversity as soft shifting piano chords erupt into a cathartic club beat to underscore lyrics that embrace ambiguity, sensuality and dark wit.

“This song is a puzzle to me,” Hello Moth admits, “but I like that it doesn’t clearly explain itself. Having different ways to interpret the lyrics is exciting to me. What is ‘this,’ who is ‘daughter?’ I can imagine many answers to those questions. It’s also musically different from my previous releases in that I produced it with fewer references to my live arrangement. I like to think I’m creating challenges for myself that will force me to explore new kinds of work in the future.”

Watch for the accompanying music video to be released online in advance of Hello Moth’s appearance at The Great Escape. Look for Hello Moth at The Great Escape on May 20th at Komedia Studio Bar from 19:45 – 20:30. Hello Moth will also play an afternoon preview showcase for the Canada House party at The Green Door Store from 14:40 – 15:00.

Hello Moth started in 2012, playing at small venues and open mics around Calgary. He quickly established himself as one of the city’s most innovative performers thanks to his novel hybridization of electronic and singer-songwriter music styles. Hello Moth’s 2013 album Infinitely Repeated received wide airplay on community and college radio and was nominated for Best Electronic Record in the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. The music video for ‘Clouds in Cloudless Skies’ debuted in New York City with a live performance by Hello Moth, receiving comprehensive coverage from The Creators Project (Intel and Vice). Hello Moth has gone on to play several high-profile events, providing direct support for St. Vincent at Sled Island 2014, playing at Calgary Folk Festival 2014, and performing at TEDxYYC 2015. After his show for Rifflandia 2016, Exclaim! touted him as “the weirdest, most underrated, most original and unashamedly true-to-self performer on the Rifflandia lineup, hands down.” He has also enjoyed success on the pop charts as the producer and co-writer of Jocelyn Alice’s 2015 breakthrough hit, ‘ Jackpot’ (Certified Platinum in Canada). Hello Moth’s 2016 album, Slave in a Stone, was released in 2016 on November 4th, with a music video released on December 6th which has been nominated for Best Music Video at the 2017 AMPIA Rosie Awards.

Berlin based singer-songwriter Leslie Clio releases visuals for soulful, pop-leaning “And I’m Leaving”

Berlin based singer-songwriter Leslie Clio has just released her second singleand visuals for “And I’m Leaving” off upcoming album “PURPLE” due out 19th May worldwide.

The music video for “And I’m Leaving” is part of a larger body of work tracing back to Leslie’s formation of songs for the record Purple. It is equal parts performance and reincarnation of her autobiographical experience and time on Oahu, Hawaii.

The images were acquired on a mix of Kahl and Kodak Super 8mm film, using three different cameras, with the intent to vary the look and feel of the project–a natural disruption to the high-gloss aesthetic of a traditional pop music video – Michael Robinson, Director

“And I’m Leaving” brings forward an ageless soulfulness paired with wonderfully modern production and a distinct pop sensibility. A tight four-to-the-floor-beat, with an instantly addictive melody, “And I´m Leaving” is a smash hit in the top league.

Toine – T1 016

It’s time for Toine’s 6th release on T1 Music!

This new pack contains three tight techno tracks: The first one is titled “What This Is”, a nasty tune with a catchy beat and a lively synth. Then comes “Keep Me Close” which is a groovy one, with some pitched-down vocals and a little pinch of acid. Last but not least, we find “Zenith”, a typical Toine track, with an untiring groove and raw-defined synths. Out on May 25 on T1 Music!

Australian alt-rock / indie-folk act Husky release intoxicating animated video for “GHOST”

Melbourne band Husky follow up rhythmic, driving new single “Ghost” with an intoxicating visual accompaniment. Created by award-winning Melbourne director and animator Dropbear (aka Jonathan Chong), the song’s evocative lyrics are brought to life through unique, vibrant and entertaining motion works.

The video, premiered via KCRW, came from Chong’s imagining Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead-inspired realm.
Talking on the video, Chong explains, “I wanted to do something relating to ghosts and spirits and thought that a Day of the Dead theme would tie in nicely. It’s a celebration of the departed in a way that is joyous, rather than a morbid celebration.”

“Ghost” is animated by compelling repeating patterns, as though each frame has been made from cross-stitch or a Mexican textile.

Husky Gawenda believes “this captures something important about the song. There is a sense of forward movement and excitement that hints at a hopefulness, even when surrounded by darkness.”