BBC 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson has partnered with Air New Zealand to launch an exclusive radio show.
It will be broadcast to Air New Zealand’s Business Premier passengers flying the daily service from London to Los Angeles.
LON/LAX FM will showcase the eclectic music scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
“London, for me, is still the most important and influential place in the world, without a question,” says Peterson.
“The music scene in LA is one of the most interesting and diverse around at the moment; it has amazing history which continues to influence the new talent coming through today. The show I put together features some of the best LA has to offer right now, giving passengers on board a real taste of what to expect when they touch down,” he explains.
In the first show, Peterson plays tracks by London Grammar, Flying Lotus and Little Dragon and speaks to American composer and producer Adrian Younge about his influences from the London and Los Angeles music scenes.
Gilles Peterson explains more about the programme in this video on YouTube:
Pioneer DJ have launched a new clubbing website and smartphone app.
The new technology, called KUVO, delivers clubbers live information about which DJs are playing where, real-time set lists and the ability to preview, ‘like’ and buy tracks.
Clubs in locations including Ibiza, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Dubai and Tokyo have already installed the KUVO network gateway to improve the service they provide to dance music fans.
“Pioneer pro-DJ equipment is an industry standard for dance clubs all over the world. Now KUVO is creating an ecosystem of networked DJ booths that can share all their track info, creating a rich, interactive experience for clubbers, DJs and clubs,” explains Mark Grotefeld, General Manager for Marketing, Pioneer Europe.
KUVO provides live information about DJ sets and dance music trends around the world, a map to help clubbers discover new nights, a photo album to share experiences, and an opportunity for venues and DJs to create profiles to keep fans informed of their activities.
To find out more visit the KUVO website or watch the launch video:
Want to hear some of the best records around at the moment? Here are my current favourites:
Marc S ft. Cory Friesenhan – The Stories That We Say (PR Records)
Team Drop ft. Reggie Saunders – Voices (Future Soundz)
Estiva & The Spacies – Voices (Enhanced Recordings)
Andy C ft. Fiora – Heartbeat Loud (Atlantic)
Wolfgang Gartner – Unholy (Kindergarten Records)
Jack Hodinson – Magnet (Southside Recordings)
Oliver Heldens – Koala (FFRR)
Ralvero – District (Revealed Recordings)
Rocket Jumper – Money (Insomnified)
Michael Woods ft. Lauren Dyson – In Your Arms (AATW)
If you want some uplifting vocal stuff check out the Team Drop and Estiva tracks.
Jack Hodinson is a producer showing real promise.
And I absolutely love the new track by Michael Woods.
These are records being played on the top dance floors, radio stations and podcasts around the world.
Enjoy the music!
Pete Tong presents the International Music Summit which is regarded as “the premier platform for the thought leaders in electronic music.”
On 11 December 2014 the conference will take place in Singapore, the first time it has been staged in the Asia-Pacific region.
“This event has been created to unit the Asia-Pacific industry but also to educate and entertain delegates from around the world about this incredible frontier, which is finally opening up in a huge way to electronic music culture,” says IMS Co-Founder Ben Turner.
Previous speakers at the event have included Miles Leonard (Chairman of Parlophone and Warner Bros. UK), Jamal Edwards (SB.TV) and artists such as Steve Angello and George Clinton.
Pete Tong has described IMS as “an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favourite party island of Ibiza but with a back to business ethos.”
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Nicky Romero has announced he will be visiting Northern Ireland, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow as part of his Reboot Tour.
After popular events in cities from Las Vegas to Amsterdam and with a plan to visit New York on Halloween, Romero will be bringing his revolutionary reboot concept to the UK in November 2014.
The full list of dates are:
Thursday 27 November – The Coach, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Friday 28 November – Electric, Brixton, London
Saturday 29 November – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester and Nation, Liverpool
Sunday 30 November – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Romero will be joined on tour by the likes of Tommy Trash, Don Diablo and Eddie Halliwell.
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Friday 10 October 2014 and are expected to sell out quickly.
Paul Oakenfold is a thoroughly decent and honourable man who also happens to be a pioneering DJ and truly outstanding producer. He very kindly answered some of my questions in advance of his appearance at the celebrations for clubbing brand Cream’s birthday.
Where are you today?
I’m in Los Angeles in my recording studio.
What are you working on at the moment?
I have just finished work on the new We Are Planet Perfecto album which is out this month. I am really excited about the record and looking forward to hearing what the fans think.
In which countries can we hear your Planet Perfecto radio show? How big is the show these days?
It has just hit 18m people in 56 countries on a weekly basis. That is great reach for electronic music and something I am proud of. It is fantastic to see the global reach dance music is having right now.
Are you working on a new studio album?
I am always working on new music in the studio. I don’t think there is a period where you start and stop working on albums. It is constant – at least for me it is.
Do you have plans to create music for another film?
I haven’t been doing film composing as of late. I have really been enjoying travelling and playing gigs and so have concentrated a lot of my attention back on dj-ing and making music for the clubs.
What is currently hot on your Perfecto record label?
We’ve been focusing on the Fluoro side, which is more underground. We have a big party coming up with Paul van Dyk at the Amsterdam Dance Event and we’ll be showcasing a lot of our other artists there as well.
The dance music scene in America is really vibrant at the moment. Why do you think that might be?
I think it is because the community is young. It has only been the last 5 years that it has become popular and the people really feel like they are part of it. Hopefully it lasts.
Are you looking forward to returning to the UK to play the Cream birthday on 11 October?
I always look forward to returning to my home country and the club where I was resident.
Have you started thinking about your set list yet? Will it feature the classics or reflect your current sound?
Yes, I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the classics that I’ll be playing and the tracks from We Are Planet Perfecto 4 that I’ll be showcasing.
Which other DJs and artists currently on the music scene do you listen to and inspire you?
I put on a yearly party at Burning Man in Nevada. I was very impressed with what Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren are doing. I love what Astrix and the Nervo Girls are doing too. The Nervo Girls and Calvin Harris are both doing a great job on the commercial side.
Paul Oakenfold will be playing Cream at Nation in Liverpool on Saturday 11 October 2014. Tickets are available via: http://www.cream.co.uk/go/birthday.
It has been revealed that Swedish DJ and producer Alesso will perform at 2 special events in London and Manchester in December 2014.
On Friday 19 he will play the 02 Academy in Brixton in London and on Saturday 20 he’ll be on the decks at Warehouse Project in Manchester.
His latest single – Heroes (We Could Be) – featuring Tove Lo has been a hit on YouTube and Soundcloud and received support from BBC Radio 1 DJs Pete Tong and Danny Howard.
Alesso recently made pop history after a clip from his single Tear The Roof Up was premiered on the photo and video app Snapchat.
“I want to uplift people through music, I want to inject emotion into dance music. I want people to scream, jump, feel happiness,” says the producer.
Pre-sale tickets for both events go on sale at 08.30 on Wednesday 8 October with a general sale starting at 08.30 on Friday 10 October.
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