Warhaus shares new track ‘Bruxelles’

Warhaus is the artistic alter ego and solo recording project of Maarten Devoldere — who (along with Jinte Deprez) fronts the urbanely soulful Belgian rock band Balthazar. Warhaus’ debut album We Fucked A Flame Into Being will be released on September 2nd.

The title of Warhaus’ new album, We Fucked A Flame Into Being (a direct quote from Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence), was “too good to pass on!” declares Devoldere. It is indeed a fitting title for an album where every song celebrates the inscrutability of encounters and pays tribute to the decadence and intensity that life can offer.

Although Maarten Devoldere has up until now kept his Warhaus persona well under the radar, the rare glimpses offered up to this point have conjured up a darkly esoteric lyrical universe, fueled by desire and love, haunted by a hunger for the fleeting, yearning to express the unsayable; We Fucked A Flame Into Being probes such depths savagely.

Illusion and disillusion may subtly interchange, but it is the lie that Warhaus most honors, sowing seeds of despair in an unstable world: “You want magic, count me in / You want Jesus, well I’m not him / You’re an angel or a whore / Tell me who you’re working for / Loving you isn’t easy you know / But it’s a motherfucker not to do so…” (“I’m Not Him”)

“I love contradictions,” asserts Devoldere. “They are musically very appealing to me: raw vs. fundamentally passionate, brutal vs. romantic, art vs. Kitsch, archaic vs. modern”. The French sixties, a touch of exoticism, a careless apathy: Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg are never far away, as We Fucked A Flame Into Being cleverly coalesces fifty years of music history.

“I’m at the end of my twenties now. With this record I close an important period,” avers Devoldere. “It’s an ode to love, to its excesses and elusiveness. Though love songs are a form of advertising: you portray a woman and the listener should fall in love with her too.”

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John Dahlback to release “MutantsMix” on July 29

One of the ultimate accolades for any label is to become so synonymous with their respected genre they become a watchword and benchmark for the sound. When it comes to electro a single word has ascended to these renowned heights – Mutants, John Dahlbäck’s music portal devoted to discovering the biggest and best in peak-time fun.

Now John’s taken to the decks to compile a fitting souvenir of Mutants in 2013 as he happily explains, “I’ve been really delighted with Mutants music output over the past year, so I hit upon the idea of doing a mix to celebrate, but it wasn’t till I put it all together that I realized just how consistent we’d been – every track is huge! It’s a testament to the skill and talent of the producers we’ve featured and, in some cases, discovered.”

The resulting album highlights 18 tracks from the likes of Greg Cerrone, Faustix, Lunde Bros, Felix Leiter & Marrs TV, Kitsch 2.0, Eitro and many more. The package is further sweetened by John himself as he includes an intro recorded exclusively for the comp’ and a brand new track, ‘Amedei’. But the real cherry on top comes by way of the unique price, which sees the label releasing the project at $4.99.

“It was brilliant fun putting this merger of Mutant’s past, present and future together so we want as many people to hear it,” expands John, “It’s full of energy and fun, which is what I wanted to achieve when I started the label and is at its very heart. Happy listening!”

Virgil Abad – White Hot Summer Grand Opening @ Colony 07052013

July 7, 2013Virgil Abad – White Hot Summer Grand Opening @ Colony 07052013 – [Club]

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01. 2 Chainz – Birthday Song (Mister Gray Vs Flausstradamus – VA Edit)
02. FM & Riff Raff – The Illest (Dennis Blaze Edit)
03. ASAP Rocky – Wild For The Night
04. Benny Benassi vs Lil Jon vs RL Grime – U Gon Satisfaction
05. Showtek vs Tyga – Molly
06. Pitbull – Don’t Stop The Party
07. TJR – Bass Down Low Ode To Oi
08. Bingo Players – Buzzcut (Starjack vs Skyfreak)
09. Rick Ross – BMF (W&W Ratchet Club Bootleg)
10. Juicy J – Say No To Ratchet Pussy (RK Bootleg)
11. Firebeatz, Rick Ross, Bass Jackers & Kenneth G – Gangster Husselin Duckface (Kitsch 2.0 Bootleg)
12. Bingo Players ft. 2 Chainz & FM – Get Up (Rattle) – 2 Chainz Remix
13. Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix)
14. Armin Van Buuren & W&W – D# Fat Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars Dashup)
15. Knife Party VS Alesso – Raise Your LRAD (Hardwell Mash Up)
16. Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity
17. Guns n Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine (Alex Wynn Edit)
18. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix)
20. Bon Jovi Vs Afrojack – It’s Annie’s Life
21. The Outfield – Your Love (Loquito 2013 Remix)
22. Hardwell vs R.E.M. – Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)
23. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (Brass Knuckles Slow Down Bootleg)
24. One Republic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
25. Edward Maya – Stereo Love