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The Magician: Magic Tape Live

The Magician hosts a live version of his popular Magic Tape series at the Museum of Sex, New York

Tuesday 21st March
8pm CET/7pm GMT/3pm EST/12pm PDT

Acclaimed DJ and producer The Magician will be celebrating the 69th edition of his hugely popular Magic Tape mix series with a live streamed party at The Museum of Sex in New York.

Tune into The Magician’s Facebook page on Tuesday 21st March at  to catch the DJ performing amidst this unusual setting, alongside a secret special guest. The mix will also be recorded live and uploaded to The Magician’s Soundcloud as the 69th Magic Tape.

The Magician is an artist whose commercial success goes hand in hand with years of experience in the underground side of the electronic scene.

His first EP, ‘I Don’t Know What To Do’, came out via revered French label Kitsuné, before he went on to find widespread recognition from his remix of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’.

An infectiously upbeat and catchy new version of the original, this remix now stands at almost 80 million streams on Spotify and reached #1 in five countries and #2 in four.

After a number of successful productions via FFRR and Parlophone – including the huge Europe-wide hit with Years & Years, ‘Sunlight’ – he founded the aptly-named Potion label and event series on which he released last year’s successful single ‘Shy’.

As a DJ, The Magician has played at a diverse range of clubs; Pacha, Space, Ushuaia and Amnesia in Ibiza, Coachella, Output New York, The Warehouse Project and Amsterdam’s widely respected now-defunct  Trouw to name a few. Since launching Potion, he’s brought the event series to Ministry of Sound, Showcase Paris, Exchange LA, Electric Brixton, New York’s Webster Hall and more.

He has grown the monthly Magic Tape series over the course of six years to become incredibly popular with over 200k plays on nearly every edition – so it’s a fitting time to celebrate.

The Funk & Soul Weekender announces full lineup inc. Gilles Peterson, Soul II Soul (live) + more

Soundcrash are excited to finally announce the full lineup to the amazing Funk & Soul Weekender. After a sellout first year, they are back this May with an unmissable programme of funk and soul artists past and present.

Combining a true love for all things Funk & Soul orientated, they return with their roots firmly placed in big brass sounds, hip hop beats and future soul. Mixing tropical, afro-beat & world performances with disco and all things in between. 2017 promises to be the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent across the 3 days weekend.

If that wasn’t enough, they look to create one of the most immersive projects ever as they build on the activities from last year. Feel good this year with more than just music, as they present a plethora of activities, games & exercise such as:

Echoes Disco Yoga / Northern Soul Dance classes / Glitter / Groovy Hula classes & shows Funkadelic Block parties / Tropical Pool parties / Nightspot Cinema / Secret Activities & loads more!

Not only are they developing the musical and festival experience, they are also proudly working alongside Mind, Lovespecs & Support Act charities in a bid to push feel good values as far as possible, creating more awareness and opportunities for the projects which need it most.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

The Sugarhill Gang / Hot 8 Brass Band / Mr Scruff

 Norman Jay / Omar / Jordan Rakei / Crazy P Soundsystem / Flamingods Retrospective for Love / Resonators / Nubiyan Twist / Harleighblu / United Vibrations / Lakuta / Cheeba / J-Felix / Tenderlonious / Dom Servini

Peter Adarkwah / Scrimshire / Jeen Bassa / Dennis Ayler / Boba Fatt

Tom Central / Russ Ryan / Dat Brass / Big Martyn / Manu & Ando

 DJ Tappa / Some Juan

Karma Fields Unveils Live 3D Experience, ‘The HEX’

Evolving artificial intelligence Karma Fields previews its long awaited live production, the 3D experience unveiled as The HEX, a mind-blowing stage-conquering figure that reflects the ambience of the distinct music it hosts.

See it here

The HEX is Karma Fields all-encompassing audio-visual stage production – the live setting that makes the connection between his unique sonics and its complex optics.

The 20’ by 19’ Hexagon structure allows live visuals to react to the music being created and is an evolved physical representation of the visuals Karma Fields has released alongside its music, creating a reality where you see the visuals come to life in a 3D environment. The

HEX will debut during Karma Fields’ first live show later this year, and has remained well-anticipated, shrouded in mystery.

Karma Fields’ debut album New Age | Dark Age, released on Monstercat, includes features from Talib Kweli, Juliette Lewis, Kerli, Monarchy, and CC Sheffield, and was re-released this month as a deluxe version that included all new classical renditions of select tracks. The HEX will see the album come to life in new ways, with edits suited for the stunning visuals within the hexagonal structure.

Listen to “New Age | Dark Age (Deluxe Version)” by Karma Fields

Solomun + Live Announces Line ups for Destino & Ushuaia

After much anticipation, the line-ups for Solomun’s popular and influential +live night at Destino and Ushuaia can now be announced.

The night, of course, finds the Diynamic label boss and global house star playing a set of his own, with a hand pick guest performing a very special live set.

Each party kicks off with Igor Marijuan from Ibiza Sonica Radio at 4pm, then from 6-8pm offers a Diynamic label star playing warm up and then the live act plays from 8-9pm, with the big man Solomun then taking the reins for the final hours of the party.

It all kicks off on June 23rd at Ushuaia with Pig & Dan and Dynamic family member H.O.S.H., then 28th July is at Destino with Innervisions man Henrik Schwarz and Diynamic’s Karmon.

Into August and the 11th is headlined by none other than Wagon Repair chief Mathew Johnson and representing Diynamic will be Musumeci. Rodriguez Jr and Undercatt then take the reins on the 25th, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Adriatique are in charge at Ushuaia on the 14th of September and Stephan Bodzin and a return set from H.O.S.H. then close out the season on September 21st. 

Link: www.facebook.com/SolomunMusic
Link: www.facebook.com/Destinoibiza

Dates.

23.06. – Ushuaia
PIG & DAN
H.O.S.H.
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

30.06. – Destino
ISOLEE
Lehar
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

28.07. – Destino
HENRIK SCHWARZ
Karmon
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

11.08. – Destino
MATHEW JONSON
Musumeci
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

25.08. – Destino
RODRIGUEZ JR.
Undercatt
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

14.09. – Ushuaia
KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE
Adriatique
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

21.09. – Ushuaia
STEPHAN BODZIN
H.O.S.H.
Igor Marijuan Ibiza Sonica Radio

Ferry Corsten Announces Debut of Gouryella Live!

Dutch electronic music pioneer Ferry Corsten has delighted music fans with the official announcement that 2016 will see him bringing one of the trance scene’s most beloved names in Gouryella, from the studio to thestage for a series of exclusive debut live shows.

Originally formed in 1999 by Ferry Corsten and Tiësto, Gouryella was a Dutch trance act best known for their self-titled first release ‘Gouryella’, that featured a remix by another Dutch artist Armin van Buuren, and which became an instant classic scoring various chart positions around the world.  Their second single titled ‘Walhalla’, which also included a remix from Armin, as well as Hybrid, equally grabbed the scenes attention and solidified Gouryella’s status as a producer combo worthy of note. This reputation was backed up when both singles were certified Gold on record sales. The duo followed up with one more single in ‘Tenshi’, before Tiësto departed the famed dance act in 2001, leaving Ferry to write and produce ‘Ligaya’ with the Dutch producer John Ewbank, which received a 2002 release.

After a 13 year hiatus from the project Ferry decided the time had come to breathe life once more into a musical force that so many fans had longed for. Emerging from the studio in May 2015, Ferry gave the world premiere of a new Gouryella. Titled ‘Anahera’, which means ‘Angel’ in Maori, this new uplifting trance score with its immense nostalgic feel received its first spin on Ferry’s global spanning radio show ‘Corsten’s Countdown’ and excited a community of fans who, by now, had come to believe that the Gouryella project was one for the history books.

Released June of that year, and finding support from every major trance DJ in the scene, the single climbed to the #1 spot on the Beatport Trance Chart, where it held position for over 2 weeks, alongside securing the #10 spot on Beatport’s main chart – demonstrating once more that trance music is every bit alive and kicking.

Speaking on the announcement, Ferry explained his decision to bring back the alias was due to the passion from the fans: “Throughout my career, wherever I’ve played in the world, one question that continues to crop up from the fans is when I am going to bring Gouryella back. I’ve always been incredibly touched by the love and appetite they’ve shown this side of my musical career. For the last 4 maybe 5 years I’ve been thinking about bringing Gouryella back but just haven’t been able to find the right production when I was in the studio, that was until ‘Anahera’, after the feedback from the fans on this latest Gouryella track. I know it was time!”

Having inspired an army of electronic artists from Andrew Bayer and Gareth Emery to Nicky Romero and Hardwell, Gouryella’s music is as timeless as it is loved. An emotion that Ferry shares, which is why fans can expect something truly special from the Gouryella live show. Enveloped in a unique stage production the show will give fans an experience set around all the questions that human kind has. Playing back into the enigmatic energy that surrounds the names aboriginal meaning of ‘Heaven’, this live tour concept will bring to life the soul of Gouryella, as Ferry has always envisaged it, and give fans a breath-taking experience to remember. Welcome back Gouryella!

Goldfish (LIVE) & FRIENDS in Amsterdam & London

After wowing the US festival and club circuit with performances at Ultra Music Festival Miami, KAABOO, Northern Nights, Electric Forest, Red Rocks and more, MTV and SAMA Award-winning house band Goldfish bring their “(LIVE)” show to Amsterdam and London – just in time for the release of brand new single a “Heart Shaped Box” this October.

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GOLDFISH (LIVE) & FRIENDS
Electric Brixton, London, October 17th

For tickets to each show, visit www.goldfishlive.com/tour-dates.

Goldfish (LIVE)
Cleavage (Live)
DIMMI
Jolyon
More TBC
Saturday 17th October will see Electric Brixton host another massive Cake event with headliners Goldfish playing live with Cleavage also live, and Dimmi, Jolyon and more all lining up. The party runs from 10pm to 6am and is a fine opportunity to catch South African live act Goldfish in a great mid-sized venue that boats some magical production. The theatre style venue has a huge stage that will be transformed with LED screens, pyrotechnics and Goldfish’s trademark quirky visuals and cartoon persona.

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This pair has gone from humble beginnings back home to become headline making festival performed with a rich musical dance sound that pulls cues from many different genres. Their live shows feature a glut of music making machines and instruments and are a wild and vivid experience that sees them play double bass, saxophone, keys and more, alternating between instruments and synthesisers in free style ways. They take over the full stage prowling around with their instruments and working the crowd with their sax solos and big baselines all making people move as well as feel. They have played all over the world and hold a residency at Pacha, so are no strangers to big gigs.

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Chicago and Detroit influenced Dutch pair Cleavage, who have had some big hit singles like ‘Prove’ and ‘My Body’ also bring their mesmeric live show to the event and Dimmi, Jolyon and more all add their fine DJ skills to the evening’s soundtrack.

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GOLDFISH & BAKERMAT (ADE SHOWCASE EVENT)
De Overkant, Amsterdam, October 16th

For tickets to each show, visit www.goldfishlive.com/tour-dates.

Goldfish (LIVE)
Bakermat
Alle Farben
Sam Feldt
Michael Calfan
Lost Frequencies
Vintage Culture
DIMMI
Cat Carpenters

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The Netherlands in particular has been a hotbed of Fishy fandom for the past decade but the British capital is swiftly catching up. ADE support comes in the shape of Alle Farben, Sam Feldt, Michael Calfan, Lost Frequencies, Vintage Culture, DIMMI and Cat Carpenters, with Dutch legend Bakermat co-hosting what is sure to be a sell-out event. London sees Cleavage (Live), DIMMI and Jolyon lining up alongside Goldfish, with more acts to be announced over the coming weeks.
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