BALTHAZAR share video for new single ‘Bunker’

On the eve of their forthcoming album ‘Thin Walls’, due for release on 30th March through Play It Again Sam, Balthazar announce news of a brand new single ‘Bunker’.
Full of nocturnal grooves and mesmeric melodies, encompassing anxiety and hope and love and fear, ‘Thin Walls’ is the band’s most instinctive record yet. Having self-produced earlier efforts, ‘Thin Walls’ saw Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode, Elbow) take control, who has coaxed the best out of the song writing / vocal mainstay of Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez.

Drifting into earshot on a backdrop of violin, the track evolves via a soulful albeit solemn tale of a girl who has moved away and the inevitable yearning and despair – a stylish vignette enveloped by a band that exudes beauty and an elegance, a mere glimpse into the world of Balthazar

Directed by Tom Williams with art direction from Athos Burez, the accompanying video came together from initial ideas as Burez himself, says – “The song and the rhythm of the song fit this concept quit well. Inspiration came from deserted rock landscapes because this goes very well with the melancholic vibe of the song. Allso inspired by Jeroen Bosch for the landscapes, the extras are blended in in the rocks, semi-rock, semi-human – They are swallowed by the decor, this symbolizes the desolate part of the decor, but there is hope. New life is slowly growing (close to the water). The birds are a sign of new life. So in a way a message of hope.”

Giuseppe Ottaviani – GO On Air 138 – 13.04.2015

Savoy & Sound Remedy – Leaving You (feat. Jojee)

Dirty South – With You (Regulators Remix)

Dave Emanuel – Ares

Up and coming Swiss DJ, Producer and Audio Engineer Dave Emanuel is back to form this month with another distinctive tune by the name of ‘Ares’. Released on the 13th of April, 2015, ‘Ares’ is set to add credits to Dave Emanuel’s long list of releases, currently standing at around 150 productions on Beatport. As a versatile DJ and producer, David Horhager, the man behind the Dave Emanuel pseudonym, draws inspirations from various genres of electronic music including: Progressive House and Uplifting Trance, but extends his influences to: Classical, Jazz and Folk music as well.

His unique style has landed him deals with prominent labels including the likes of: Streamlined (Spinnin’), Hotfingers, JUMMP, Flashover, Be Yourself Music, Plasmapool (TRXX), Vous, Arisa Audio and Big Fish to name a few. Furthermore, his work has been in the limelight since the very beginning and along the years he’s manage to get a thumbs up from A-list DJs such as: Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Diplo, Swanky Tunes, Chuckie, Blasterjaxx, Sikdope, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Cosmic Gate, W&W and Judge Jules amongst many others. Moreover, still in his early twenties, Dave Emanuel can already boast high profile collaborations with Tom Ferro and Nick Double, together with numerous live performances at some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs like: Oxa, MàD, Exil, Kraftwerk, L’Archet and Dome.

Sitting within the Progressive House genre, ‘Ares’ hits with a solid four on the floor drum pattern, which develops into a more complex rhythm with the use of Hi-Hat syncopations. A pitch shifting synth loop gets the melodic side going and drives the track into a powerful ascension resolving into an uplifting, subby drop which feeds off the lower end of the frequency spectrum. Dave Emanuel devices a further ascension which turns into an epic string led, orchestral section, showing off his Classical influences and sublime arrangement skills. The mellow string melodies quickly transpire into an intense lead synth harmony which moves the single towards the Big Room domain once again. The Big Room influences within the track are further reinstated with a colossal drop, adding Spanish Guitar fills to keep a link between the song’s diverse parts. ‘Ares’ is a clear display of Dave Emanuel’s deep musical roots, refined sonic palette and astounding musical maturity.

‘Ares’ has now been inducted amongst Reepublic Records’ growing catalogue. Since establishing itself in 2014, the Copenhagen based label has been a trend-setter across multiple genres and has made it its mission to pursuit the best young talent around. Dave Emanuel surely fits this profile and will now be part of Reepublic Records’ top-notch roster, amongst names such as: Michael Zhonga, Sebastian Bronk, Vander Blake, Issiah Roberts, Jai Nova, Rockdroid, Arkitech, Grax, Electro Brothers, Funk D, Nikklas, Chris Baxx, Edu Barboza, Trifo, Jayden Jaxx, David Estebal, Robin Roij, Retrovision, Yonathan Zvi, David Taylor, Anthony Provenzale and The Dirty Code. ‘Ares’ has yet again proven what Dave Emanuel is capable of and will certainly be mounting a fight for top chart positions in 2015.

‘Open Air NY’ Dance Music Event Series to Launch this summer at Governors Club on New York City’s Governors Island

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After a freezing cold winter, NYC is finally heating up. It’s time to come out of club hibernation and party under the warm glowing stars. This summer, it’s just a quick ferry ride away from the steamy concrete jungle into the big city’s own island dance music oasis – ‘Open Air NY.’

TC Events & Promotions LLC, the team behind programming/producing Time Warp New York this past November, will be partnering with The Lure Group, a full service hospitality company behind the brands Slate and Clinton Hall, to exclusively produce the ‘Open Air NY’ outdoor electronic music event series at The Lure Group’s Governors Club on Governors Island NYC.

The inaugural season will start in May and run through the end of September with all marketing for ‘Open Air NY’ powered by Space Ibiza New York and operated by the Lure Group.

Fans who have visited Governors Club in previous years will be pleased with all the enhancements that have been made especially for ‘Open Air NY.’

These enhancements include:
– A reconfigured layout allowing for a better viewing experience for guests and expanded VIP area
– Improved sound and lighting systems
– All new area for food vendors with a great variety of options for guests
– 80-foot long main bar with expansion into the tent

“New York is the greatest city in the world and with ‘Open Air NY’ we have the opportunity to present the best dance music artists in the world under a phenomenal backdrop. With all the upgrades we’ve made this year, this event series is going to be NYC’s own dance music island oasis.” – Rob Toma, TC Events & Promotions LLC and Space Ibiza NY

“We’re excited to partner with TC Events & Promotions to create an unprecedented music program this summer at Governor’s Club. ‘Open Air NY’ will attract dance music enthusiasts from all over the world and unite under one roof to enjoy a lineup of unparalleled talent.” – Telly Hatzigeorgiou, founder of The Lure Group and Governor’s Club.

‘Open Air NY’ kicks off Saturday May 16 with an Opening Fiesta featuring:
“Believe” with
BORIS
STEVE LAWLER (special guest)
The Junkies

Tickets on sale Tuesday April 21 at 5pm EST

Additional dates to be announced soon

Outkast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious (Rad Stereo Ft. Spencer Ludwig Remix)

Rad Stereo, following up on their last remix of Notorious BIG’s “Skys The Limit”, which saw #1 on Hype Machine’s remix charts, is back yet again with this funky, indie dance, rendition of OutKast’s SpottieOttieDopaliscious. Who thought a remix of this record was even possible? Not only do they flip it into a modern day dance joint, but they actually brought on Capital Cities trumpeter, Spencer Ludwig, to replay the iconic horn section as well as end in Spencer fashion with a a 16 bar solo! Wait what? Yes, you heard that right! As Coachella weekend 2 approaches, go ahead and enjoy the free download and allow this remix to become your weekend’s sound track.

Outkast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious (Rad Stereo Ft. Spencer Ludwig Remix)

Rad Stereo, following up on their last remix of Notorious BIG’s “Skys The Limit”, which saw #1 on Hype Machine’s remix charts, is back yet again with this funky, indie dance, rendition of OutKast’s SpottieOttieDopaliscious. Who thought a remix of this record was even possible? Not only do they flip it into a modern day dance joint, but they actually brought on Capital Cities trumpeter, Spencer Ludwig, to replay the iconic horn section as well as end in Spencer fashion with a a 16 bar solo! Wait what? Yes, you heard that right! As Coachella weekend 2 approaches, go ahead and enjoy the free download and allow this remix to become your weekend’s sound track.

Farralone – free mix

LA-based label Heartfelt Sounds is bringing the perfect vibe for 2015. The advance free download of ‘Higher’ by Farralone has already clocked up over 11k plays in the last month and shows no sign on slowing down. ‘Higher’ is the title track and first single off the ‘Higher’ EP from Farralone (pron. fare alone)

Having begun life a couple of years ago, Heartfelt Sounds has been quiet for some time. However, this Spring promises a rebirth for the label with some slick and sexy singles and EP’s lined up.

Farralone brings classic house vibes with a futuristic twist on this one and lays down a marker for what is to come from Heartfelt in the coming months. With other emerging artists on the roster such as James Kennedy and Danielsun also lining up releases, Heartfelt is a label you’re going to be talking a about a lot in 2015.

FIVE KNIVES TO RELEASE FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM, SAVAGES, ON JUNE 2

(April 16, 2015 – Nashville, TN) Electronic-pop band Five Knives will release their debut album, Savages, on June 2nd via Red Bull Records. The new album, produced by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), contains 13 tracks of bombastic, heart-skipping raw electronic bursts wrapped in pop hooks, all delivered with the power and energy of a live band. Five Knives will perform at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 5 supporting Dev, and will bring the dance party to the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL when they perform at Hangout Festival on May 15.

On April 15, Entertainment Weekly exclusively premiered the official video for Five Knives new single, “Savages,” and described the song as “the platonic ideal of the band’s sound: pounding beats, twitchy synths, a shout-along chorus, and M’Queens boundless charisma.” Directed by Martin & Nick, the video features striking, gritty scenes set in an end-of-days Los Angeles, featuring a raw performance from the band.

On the heels of two Top 10 Billboard Dance hits with songs “Sugar” and “The Rising,” the EDM Network (www.edm.com) has begun a “Savages” remix contest via Soundcloud, allowing up-and-coming and established producers alike a chance to put their own spin on the dance-ready anthem. The contest lives on the band’s website at www.fiveknivesmusic.com/savages/. The EDM Network also recently premiered two “Savages” remixes from Scottish house DJs Illyus & Barrientos. Listen to the Club Remix here and the Dub Remix here. More “Savages” remixes, from Chris Lake, Milkman, Chus & Ceballos and more are coming soon.

Comprised of singer Anna M’Queen, guitarists/keyboardists/programmers Nathan Barlowe and Zach Hall and drummer Shane Wise, Five Knives formed in 2012 and have quickly advanced from secret password basement shows in their hometown of Nashville to performing at Winter Music Conference and most recently, touring with Icona Pop. The band’s song “The Rising,” from their 2012 EP of the same name, was nominated for a Grammy for the category of Best Remix Recording (remixer Eddie Amador).

“We are songwriters who love the high energy of electronic music. What sets us apart is that we’re crafting songs with a full band, infusing our pop, alternative and electronic influences. We deliver a live show that bridges the gap between a rock band and a DJ set,” says M’Queen.

UPCOMING FIVE KNIVES PERFORMANCES:

May 5 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 15 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival