Better Lost Than Stupid unveil debut track and free download ‘Diynamite’ 

To celebrate the success of their first European club tour, dynamic trio Better Lost Than Stupid have unveiled their debut release ‘Dynamite’. The track is available to download for free via their website.

A 7-minute trip, ‘Dynamite’ is a thundering melody built upon razor synths, echoing sounds and marching beats. A track perfect for peak-time sets, Better Lost Than Stupid have been dropping ‘Dynamite’ throughout their tour, and received a strong reaction every time.

Ending their extensive tour this weekend, Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann have been working hard under their Better Lost Than Stupid alias, taking it to the next level with conceptual stage productions throughout their showcases. Taking their concept worldwide, the collaborative trio have hosted all-night-long sessions at DC10 as well as played marathon sets at The BPM Festival and Exit Festival.

With their debut album on the way, ‘Dynamite’ gives a first impression of what we can expect to hear.

ANTS Announce Line-Up for Cocoricò Halloween Party w/ Andrea Oliva, Davide Squillance, Steve Lawler & Timo Maas

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From colony to clubbing community, with conspirators in cities from Miami through London to Dubai, ANTS’ next irresistible invasion will see them in their new haunt for ‘All Hallows Eve’: the iconic Cocoricó of Italy. Casting their seductive shadow over another sacred space of the international dance scene, the crew’s resident ANTS-tigators will submerse the dancing dead this 31st October in the sunless depths of the best tech-house.

Providing the most serious sonics for the darkest hour of the party calendar, ANTS proponent Andrea Oliva spins his standard-setting, ever-spectral set. The drama continues with the same decadent supply of captivatingly possessive dance from Davide Squillace, igniting an impassioned atmosphere suffuse with every shade of ANTS. Bewitching beats designed to fill even the biggest void and penetrate every body, Steve Lawler brings an award-winning, very much on brand style. No less officially recognized and respected, Timo Maas’ ear for orchestration rounds off a spell-binding lineup – one bound to entrance every creature of the night.

For ANTS media enquiries please contact

Lucy Allen // Lucy@listen-up.biz & Liberty Spinks // liberty@listen-up.biz

Blow The Roof unearth Defen’s ‘Corrections EP’

Ever with the knack of unearthing new talent from all corners of the world, and in any genre of music, Northampton’s Blow The Roof label uncover a local gem for their latest release and sees them introduce up-coming electronic producer, Defen, with the ‘Corrections EP’.

With clear influences from the underground club scene, the ‘Corrections EP’ is a solid, 3 track, jacking Tech House debut which could easily be imagined being dropped by everyone from the likes of Dubfire to Gui Borratto and Technasia to Circoloco favourite Davide Squillace and is sure to ingratiate Defen to a host of new fans.

With controlled intensity, tracks ‘The Working Knowledge’, ‘Acutely’ & ‘Corrections’ contain many different layers, showcasing Defen’s production skills and understanding of what will get a crowd moving in a packed nightclub. Look just beyond the relentless kick drums and you’ll feel the funk in each bass line which is accentuated with vocal snippets and intricate effects which all combine to create atmospheres fit for any point in the evening.

Defen’s debut release ‘Corrections EP’ is out now on Blow The Roof. Don’t sleep.

Davide Squillace joins forces with Marcelo Burlon to announce collaborative ‘Gaulicho’ project 

Country of Milan label-owner Marcelo Burlon has teamed up with producer and DJ Davide Squillace for a unique collaborative project, ‘Gualicho’.

Launched at Colette in Paris on the 30th September, the collaboration is comprised of a single release and a limited edition run of t-shirts and USBs in a sleek collector’s box. With high-end streetwear meeting the very best of techno, ‘Gualicho’ symbolises both Marcelo’s and Davide’s mutual passion for hybridising electronic music with art and cultural motifs to provide a rare insight into the pair’s reciprocal relationship.

Both DJs and creatives amongst many other things – Marcelo cut his teeth as a DJ and PR before forming his laudable County Of Milan label, and Davide an esteemed producer, DJ and head of artistic think-tank This And That Lab – their collaboration pays homage to their individual strengths.

In its production form, Marcelo & Davide have offered up a tribal techno rhythm that’s built around a cosmic lead bassline and powerful drum beats. Sophisticated and atmospheric, ‘Gualicho’ showcases Davide’s ability to craft techno that maintains the soul of Burlon’s artistry – with the release also forming the soundtrack to his women’s collection recently shown in Milan. Translating into physical form, Gualicho’s branding is an amalgamation of Burlon’s striking wing motif and Davide’s musical influences, represented via various DJ iconography, drawing influences from tribal cultures and tropical colours that are designed to reflect the soul of the project.

Full lineup announced for #SavedLDN ::: 31-01-2015 :::

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With a huge amount of excitement already surrounding Saved London, we can now reveal the rest of the line-up that will join Nic Fanciulli and Davide Squillace on Saturday 31st January at London’s intimate Fire. With most of these acts playing the venue for the very first time, this very special event has contains all the hallmarks for the label’s greatest ever showcase. We are pleased to welcome some of the world’s greatest underground talent in &ME, Pirupa, Mark Fanciulli, Harvard Bass, Rob Cockerton and Dennis Christopher.

This has already become of the Capitals’ hottest tickets with many already booking your place. With the release of the line-up and the price due to increase early next week, we advise you to grab your ticket now!

Davide Squillace and Philip Bader ‘14.000km away’

Under the umbrella of the creative think tank that is ’This & That’, Davide Squillace and Philip Bader have joined heads to create two club influenced tracks; ’14.000 KM away’ and ‘Free the Visa’. Fuelled with an energetic tech-house beat, the pair’s latest collaborative efforts prove once again that they’re a dynamite production dream team.

Bader and Squillace teamed up for the first time in September 2012 and received an overwhelming reaction to their original release ‘Wild Things’. The track had a hypnotic, underground club vibe that impressed ravers and reviewers worldwide. Philip guaranteed it wouldn’t be the last time they made music together and as promised the guys have reunited in the studio to make music once more.

The anticipated collaboration will be released on Davide’s label This and That.

Italian DJ come Barcelona resident Davide Squillace has been making tracks since 1999 after discovering his calling for electronic music in the London club scene. His first releases showcased his unique sound, and after beginning his career in Naples, Davide left his hometown for the thriving clubs of Barcelona. Now a genre-defining artist, Davide has founded and continues to curate several labels including Sketch, Minisketch, Vir, 500, Titbit and Hideout, and has graced a dizzying number of dance floors worldwide.

Davide has always been a fan of Berlin Based DJ and producer Philip Bader, perhaps the reason for their chemistry in the studio. Philip has also toured the world with his DJ sets, set up legendary Berlin club nights while finding time to set up his own label Dantze. Philip released his exhilarating debut Album “Wishful Thinking” in 2012 after fourteen years of making techno house tracks and honing his distinct minimalistic Berlin sound.

Cover art is by Swiss artist Fabian Marti, courtesy of Galeria Fonti in Napoli, Italy. Fabian’s artwork for ‘14.000km Away’ represents an ongoing collaboration between Galeria Fonti and This and That, whose artists have created one of a kind pieces for each label release. The composition uses a domestic A4 scanner to create enigmatic digital collages of found images and materials. Fabian’s work depicts a gritty reality, as the precision of the scanner picks up dirt and imperfections that would otherwise not be seen on the chosen objects.

BETTER LOST THAN STUPID ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR

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House and techno triumvirate Better Lost Than Stupid are set to take to the road this summer at a string of high profile events across Europe. The trio comprising of Martin Buttrich, Matthias Tanzmann and Davide Squillace will be playing exclusive back-to-back-to-back DJ sessions at Kiesgrube, Exit, DC10, Welcome to the Future, Tomorrowland, Sonus, SW4, Creamfields and Movement Torino. This is the first time that BLTS have toured extensively barring their sporadic performances at Electric Zoo and DC-10 in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

All three artists have hugely successful careers in their own right. Tanzmann’s label Moon Harbour has championed music from the likes of Sable Sheep to Dan Drastic and Ekkohaus to Luna City Express. As resident at the revered DC-10 he has helped shape the sound from season to season, and it is at Circo Loco where Matthias has formed a formidable partnership behind the turntables with Davide Squillace.

Having quickly established himself as a formidable producer over the past six to seven years, Davide is widely regarded as one the most exciting talents on the circuit. His newest label This and That Lab has become an imprint to watch for music aficionados. Martin Buttrich is one of the most consistently brilliant performers in electronic music. He has been a driving force in the community via his influence with Desolat, the label he helped establish, and his studio and production nous is universally respected among peers and fans alike.

All three have been friends for the best part of a decade, and following a now infamous ad-hoc session at Electric Zoo in NYC the trio have decided to formally pool their DJ and production skills into a collective consciousness. With the success of the previous shows, it is evident that the format is in high demand. And as such the trio are taking to the road.

“Following our first planned show at DC-10 last August where we played back to back to back all night, it is obvious that we have something special when we play together. Once again our individual musical identities effortlessly merged into one, and it was amazing to be able to share this with a club full of people. We have been in the studio writing new material, and now it is time to take the music and magic of the show to a wider audience”.

BLTS will collectively be in the mix at one of the dates below over the summer.

TOUR DATES:
Sunday July 6th: Kiesgrube, Neuss, Germany
Sunday July 13th: EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia
Saturday July 26th: Welcome To The Future, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunday July 27th: Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
Saturday August 2nd : DC10, Ibiza, Spain
Tuesday, August 19th: Sonus, Pag Island, Croatia
Saturday August 23rd: SW4, London, UK
Sunday August 24th: Creamfields Liverpool, UK
Friday October 31st: Movement Festival, Turin, IT

WEB: betterlostthanstupid.com