All you have to do is visit the Pleasure Principle website to see the enormity of what’s next in terms of building a massive weekender in the UK. Glasgow-based label/party series Numbers and formerly-defunct festival promoter Dedbeat have come together to inaugurate a colossal experience in Cornwall on the last weekend of April 2013. Part of their statement signifies this as a meeting of the minds that results in something truly organic and original in its inception: “The intention for Dedbeat was always to return in a new form, but with the same music standards. For Numbers this is another stage in their evolution. Since both crews met through Dedbeat’s festivals over a decade ago, the new association for Pleasure Principle has genuine meaning.” For that, we are surely grateful, considering this is only the first announcement of which artists are playing, and it’s BEYOND stacked. Check out the lineup, post-jump and be sure to check out the official Pleasure Principle website for more info.
Amsterdam Dance Event start Wednesday and the over 3500 delegates (and tens of thousands of additional party people) are already heading to the Netherlands for the annual event known best to American’s as the WMC of Europe. And while it might be too late to book your flight, if you happen to find yourself in the Central European Timezone, these are the 12 event see wouldn’t dare miss. …MORE
What’s needed to be said about this week’s podcast? It’s only from one of the more iconic groups in electronic music history. The Black Dog have taken many forms in the way of lineup changes, but the musical approach has always been ahead of its time, from their iconic releases on Warp Records (Bytes, Spanners) to their latest, more techno-rooted vibes on the fantastic Soma and Dust Science labels (Further Vexations, Ov Mind Ov Magick); they’ve avoided pigeon-holing themselves time and time again by remaining true to what lies within their deep, dark minds.
Apparently in this mix, it involves a lot of brooding techno and an onslaught of tunes from one of the most impressive young producers to date, Blawan, plus SEVEN unreleased tracks bythe mixersthemselves. That’s not a bad thing at all. This mix is surely something that needs to be experienced prior to highlighting a dark night of bass. With that said, get the headphones on full-blast and the body ready to move at will, enjoy this amazing mix from the legends themselves. Tracklist after the jump.
The masterful Mosca has been applauded for his expansive and often mind-crushing DJs sets, going between genres and atmospheres with ease that almost isn’t fair to other DJs. With an upcoming release coming on Fat City, as well as playing FABRICLIVE at the Club Autonomic night on August 6th in LDN, Mosca has prepped an exclusive mix for the masses. This mix is definitely serious bass badness that will make anyone dance without question. It highlights dubs from patended bassmakers such as Ramadanman as well as prep us for some upcoming floor classics from new guys Blawan and Braiden. Tracklist and stream/download link after the jump.
April has seen the sun push its UV rays back into the lives of many a Londoner and after a good few months in hiding its welcome return seems to have brought a whole crate of upfront and exceptional releases to the fore. With emphatic returns from Starkey, Ramadanman and TRG (all be it under his new CosminTRG moniker) the dancefloor is looking like a pretty ominous place to aim your tunes at the moment, but a few of the newer producers are bringing their worth and staking a claim right from the off.