Loco Dice launches new Desolat event series SERÁN BENDECIDOS

Internationally-renowned DJ, producer and label owner Loco Dice is poised to widen the activities of his prolific Desolat imprint.

SERÁN BENDECIDOS will focus on a group of artists including Dice’s companions from the past decade and introduce new and exciting international guests into the core family.

SERÁN BENDECIDOS echoes the ethos of unity, community and freedom.

The event – like Loco Dice’s sets and music –  will blur the lines of house and techno sub-genres to unite everyone, creating a euphoric party atmosphere.

Desolat began in Brooklyn 10 years ago and is still one of the most pivotal and influential labels in the industry. Through Desolat, Dice has released music of numerous artists including many which form this new collective.

Each of these artists brings a different flavour into the mix – Dice and his well known hip-hop influences that shine through his energetic sets, Guti with his live band and jazz background, Francisco Allendes and his classical roots as well as Yaya with his unique musical family background -, and reflects the no-boundaries style of the label.

Always with his sights toward the future, Dice’s SERÁN BENDECIDOS sees Desolat embark on a new adventure, that builds upon the ethos of the label.

The debut SERÁN BENDECIDOS event will occur in the multi-cultural hub of Barcelona during the OFF week schedule. With a line-up boasting a diverse mixture of established and upcoming artists, it allows Dice to create an extended platform to showcase new, unique talent from around the world, whom he has supported over the years. This edition will feature core label artists at the helm featuring Guti, Yaya and Francisco Allendes. Alongside them are long time Desolat recording artists and No More Meat Records founder Danny Ocean alongside new recruit, Bucharest’s rising star Mahony bringing their eclectic sound to the bill.

Representing an alluring melting pot of cultures and genres, SERÁN BENDECIDOS reflects Dice’s forward-thinking, motivating and innovative attitude which has secured him a highly-respected status within the industry. Marking the beginning of a new chapter, the Desolat label continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a brand in the electronic music world – keeping its representation as one of the most important imprints 10 years on.

SERÁN BENDECIDOS will be held on Saturday 17th June at City Hall, Barcelona.

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Nic Fanciulli announces debut album ‘My Heart’

Nic Fanciulli is a name synonymous with electronic music culture.

As part of the generation of DJs that were formative of the revolution of dance music in Ibiza, Nic’s career has spanned two decades at the forefront of the UK underground scenes.

‘My Heart’, Nic’s debut album is an amalgamation of these experiences and passions. Set for release on the 20th October, ‘My Heart’ has been an open, creative space where Nic set out to delve into new and experimental soundscapes

Listen to ‘Wrong (feat. Agoria & JAW)’ on Soundcloud here

Over the course of the 15-track LP, Fanciulli explores a variety of musical landscapes,moods and emotions. ‘My Heart’ presents club-ready tracks offset with more downtempo tracks for the home-listener.

“The conception of the album started ten years ago and there’s probably been around 300 records written in that time. I’ve spent so much time and effort making this album that it’s essentially become a part of me, it has become my heart and my soul” – Nic Fanciulli

Collaboration has been a recurrent theme throughout Nic’s career and ‘My Heart’ is an illustrious presentation of guest collaborators.

Nic’s first track from the album is ‘Wrong’, featuring long-time friend Agoria and electro vocalist JAW.

‘Wrong’ is Nic’s first original production to drop following his remixes of Jamie XX and Gorillaz.

‘Wrong’ is a showcase of Nic’s signature deep sound offset with JAW’s soaring vocals.

On the album, Nic also collaborates with Guy Gerber, Audion, CONSTANCE, Innervisions affiliate Eagles & Butterflies and one of the early Chicago house music pioneers Jamie Principle lends his hand to ’100mph’.

My Heart is released 20th October via My Heart

Tracklist:
1. Nic Fanciulli – My Heart (Intro)
2. Nic Fanciulli – No Imitations
3. Nic Fanciulli – 100mph (Feat. Jamie Principle)
4. Nic Fanciulli – Twisted
5. Nic Fanciulli – The First Step
6. Nic Fanciulli – Wrong (Feat. Agoria & JAW)
7. Nic Fanciulli – The Perfect Crime (Feat. Guy Gerber)
8. Nic Fanciulli – Resistance (Feat. Audion)
9. Nic Fanciulli – My Love
10. Nic Fanciulli – I’m Tired [Interlude]
11. Nic Fanciulli – After Time
12. Nic Fanciulli – Sunshine 101
13. Nic Fanciulli – Little L (Feat. Eagles & Butterflies)
14. Nic Fanciulli – The Light (Feat. CONSTANCE) [Interlude]
15. Nic Fanciulli – Under Stars (Outro)

Marvin Humes Reveals Upcoming Ibiza 2017 Dates

British DJ, producer and broadcaster Marvin Humes has announced his return to Ibiza this summer.

Marvin kicks off the season at Bob Sinclar’s ‘Pure Pacha, Paris by Night’, before playing at Tinie Tempah’s ‘Disturbing Ibiza’ at Ushuaia Ibiza alongside the legendary DJ EZ, as well as Craig David’s ‘TS5’ at Ibiza Rocks.

Marvin will also join Mambo Brothers’ brand-new residency ‘Hï Sundays!’ at the newly launched Hï Ibiza, alongside a selection of high-profile guests including Jonas Blue, The Magician and Danny Howard to name a few.

No stranger to the White Isle, Marvin showcased his talent behind the decks last summer at Café Mambo, where any DJ worth their salt have graced the decks over the years.

He also played at Martin Solveig’s ‘My House’ Ibiza residency at Pacha, alongside the likes of Mark Ronson, Diplo, Clean Bandit and Blonde.

Marvin’s forthcoming season on the Island will be his biggest yet and will add to the remarkable success he has achieved over his fourteen-year career.

Alongside his return to Ibiza, Marvin will also shine a spotlight on his production abilities through his own material in the coming months.

Currently working in the studio with the UK’s rising underground dance talent including Kideko, George Kwali and Alex Adair, Marvin is ready to cement his place as a respected DJ, producer and tastemaker, equipped for the next chapter in his music career.

Marvin Humes Ibiza 2017 Dates
Saturday 3rd June – Pure Pacha, Paris by Night @ Pacha
Friday 21st July – Disturbing Ibiza @ Ushuaia Ibiza
Sunday 6th August – Hï Sundays! @ Hï Ibiza
Friday 25th August – Disturbing Ibiza @ Ushuaia Ibiza
Thursday 31st August – Craig David presents TS5 @ Ibiza Rocks

‘IT’S THE SHIP’ DROPS 2016 AFTERMOVIE

IT’S THE SHIP, Asia’s Largest Festival At Sea, has dropped its high-octane aftermovie from last year’s sold-out event. With cabins now on sale, excitement is already building for this year’s epic four-day voyage, due to set sail from Singapore to Phuket from November 17-20, 2017.

WATCH: IT’S THE SHIP 2016 AFTERMOVIE

Jumping between night and day and back again, this rousing visual recap showcases everything that IT’S THE SHIP has become famous for. From all-day pool parties to thrilling zip lines and mega slides, to yoga and finding zen at the spa, or simply chilling out at various world-class restaurants and bars, there is never a dull moment on the ship.

One of the standout highlights from 2016 was the appointment of none other than Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff, as the ship’s captain. A true icon and the ultimate party starter, one can only guess who the captain will be this year.

The aftermovie also demonstrates that fun is to be had both on and off the boat, with a stop off in Penang, Malaysia last year that allowed some time for exploration and partying on land.

This year will be no different. With a new route, the cruise will travel north, stopping off for a day beach party in the beautiful, mountainous region of Phuket, Thailand, before heading back to the sunny shores of Singapore.

The passionate team behind the operation, The Livescape Group, are quickly making a name for themselves in Asia for throwing the wildest and out-the-box parties in the region. IT’S THE SHIP has become the jewel in its crown thanks to its unique experience and its ability to pull in an array of top-flight international talents, including the likes of Kaskade, Basement Jaxx, Lil Jon, Showtek, Knife Party, Dada Life, Andrew Rayel and Sander Van Doorn.

With over 5,000 shipmates from across the globe already pre-registered for early bird access, demand is at an all-time high for IT’S THE SHIP 2017. Fans are advised to act fast in order to avoid any disappointment.

Early Bird cabins are now on sale.

Head to www.galactix.asia/itstheship-2017 for cabin purchase

and www.itstheship.com all the latest information on IT’S THE SHIP

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Claude VonStroke Announces European July Tour 

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke aka Barclay Crenshaw has announced a heavyweight touring schedule for July with an extensive tour across Europe.

Claude will be kicking off his month-long tour with his debut at one of Ibiza’s most prolific techno parties, Marco Carola’s Music On at Amnesia. He’ll also be playing at newly-opened Hï Ibiza at their In The Dark residency.

Von Stroke’s overdue return to Fabric’s will be one of his own curated Birdhouse event series on 22nd July. Alongside label mates Catz N Dogz and Weiss, Claude will be bringing his energetic sound to Farringdon for an unforgettable night in Room  One.

A tour filled with many firsts will be coming to an end on the Claptone stage at Tomorrowland, Belgium where Claude will be playing alongside a diverse selection of peers including Black Coffee, Pete Tong, Booka Shade and Eli & Fur.

TOUR DATES:

Friday 7th July: Music On @ Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain

Saturday 8th July: Harry Klein Club, Munich, Germany

Sunday 9th July: Ostend Beach, Ostend, Belgium

Saturday 15th July: Rainbow Terrace, Birmingham, UK

Sunday 16th July: Brunch Elektronik: Barcelona, Spain

Thursday 20th July: HI Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

Friday 21st July: Circus, Liverpool, UK

Saturday 22nd July: BIRDHOUSE at Fabric, London, UK

Sunday 23rd July: Tomorrowland: Boom, Belgium

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WE THE FEST DROPS PHASE 3 LINEUP

Following two huge lineup announcements earlier this year, We The Fest – Indonesia’s premier indie and dance festival – now reveals a Phase Three roster brimming with A-list talent from across the globe, as it prepares to host its fourth edition this August 11, 12, 13, 2017.

 

Adding to the likes of Phoenix, The Kooks, Kodaline and hip hop heavyweight Big Sean announced earlier this year, are four more world-class artists, all of whom will be making their We The Fest debuts.

First up is electronic duo, Snakehips, whose popular multi-genre remixes and originals have made them one of the hottest talents to come out of the UK in recent years. Having collaborated with everyone from Chance The Rapper to MØ, this enigmatic duo certainly should not be missed.  Cash Cash, whose smash hit ‘Millionaire’ swept the charts in over 13 countries in 2016, will be descending on Indonesia’s bustling capital on the second day of the festival to play their infectious pop-dance bangers. They join Aussie trio Cosmos Midnight and fellow countryman Wave Racer, who will showcase their distinct indie-electro styles to WTF revellers on the last night of the festival.

We The Fest has made a name for itself by offering more than just hand-picked musical talent, and this year will be no different. With the first 4 ‘activations’ from its ‘Beyond The Music’ lineup just announced, festival-goers are set to have a truly eclectic experience.

These activations include the WTF Market, which will sell everything from vinyls and clothing to souvenirs and more, and the ‘Art Village’, where ticket-holders have a chance to let their creative juices flow throughout the day. Food is an essential part of proceedings and WTF have got that covered too with the ‘Eats & Beats’ area, where hungry punters can choose between one of Ismaya Group’s many award winning F&B establishments. Last but not least is ‘Carnifun’, a special state of the art games area where friends can take each other on in a number of challenges, hosted by popular drinks company – Mizone.

 

With one more phase of talent to be announced, and more activities for all ages yet to be revealed, We The Fest 2017 is shaping up to be the greatest edition yet. Head to www.wethefest.com for ticketing information and keep up to date with all new announcements via their socials.

 

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Headliners

Phoenix

Big Sean

The Kooks

G-Eazy

Kodaline

 

Support

Autograf

Charli XCX

Cash Cash

Cosmo’s Midnight

Daya

Dua Lipa

Epik High

Gnash

Gryffin

Hot Chip (DJ Set)

Jonas Blue

Lany

Lido

Potret

Raisa

Shura

Snakehips

Troyboi

Wave Racer

Yuna

Zhu

 

Local

Agrikulture

Danilla

Elephant Kind

Goodnight Electric

Mocca x Payung Teduh

Mondo Gascaro

Ramengvrl

Scaller

Stars & Rabbit

Teddy Adhitya

The Adams

The Hydrant x Silampukau

The Sight