Glitch Festival 2017 Boasts Star-Studded House & Techno DJs

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After a wildly successful 2016 debut featuring techno luminaries Carl Craig (pictured), Ben Klock and Dave Clarke, Glitch Festival in Malta is back September 7-8, 2017, featuring the return of Ben Klock along with Jon Hopkins, Maceo Plex, Mr. G (live), Marcel Dettmann, Blawan, Recondite (live)DJ SeinfeldVRIL (live), Dax J, Palms Trax, Jupiter Jax, Legowelt and more.

Judging from the lineup (see flyer below) Glitch will once again be a haven for those who savor quality techno and house music.

Watch the 2016 video recap below and get a taste of what went down at last year’s event at Gianpula Fields.

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Grace Jones, Jamie Principle Guest on Gorillaz’s ‘Humanz’

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Dance-music legend Grace Jones and Chicago house vocalist Jamie Principle are among a coterie of guests featured on Gorillaz’s forthcoming full-length, Humanz, set for release on April 28.

Jones, who is famous for hits like “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to the Rhythm,”  appears on “Charger” while Principle, of “Your Love” fame,” fronts “Sex Murder Party” with NYC rapper Zebra Katz.

Also notable to Big Shot readers is that Peven Everett — whose body of work includes his “Gabriel” collaboration with Roy Davis, Jr. — appears on “Strobelite” and deluxe-edition cut “Halfway To The Halfway House.”

Humanz is laden with collaborations with Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Anthony Hamilton, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis. (See full track list below.)

The virtual band created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett just dropped a 360-degree video for “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” which you can watch below.

Track listing for Humanz:

  1. Ascension feat. Vince Staples
  2. Strobelite feat. Peven Everett
  3. Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan
  4. Momentz feat. De La Soul
  5. Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela
  6. Charger feat. Grace Jones
  7. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.
  8. Busted and Blue
  9. Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton
  10. Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T
  11. Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz
  12. She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis
  13. Hallelujah Money feat. Benjamin Clementine
  14. We Got The Power feat. Jehnny Beth

Bonus material on Deluxe:

  1. The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK
  2. Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
  3. Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà
  4. Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis
  5. Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes

Ahoy! Carl Cox Ibiza Boat Party Sets Sail in July

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Last September techno hero Carl Cox bid a fond adiós to Club Space in Ibiza after 15 amazing years as a resident DJ. He did so with a marathon 10-hour farewell set that is still being talked about. After hinting that he would return to the White Isle, Cox made good on his promise and announced in January that he would take the helm of a limited run of shows under the Pure Carl Cox moniker from July 11 to July 18 at Club Privilege (which, incidentally, is the biggest club in the world).

For those in Ibiza during that week, Cox has connected once again with the folks from Float Your Boat and will be headlining a run of boat parties departing from San Antonio. The soirees will serve as a pre-party on waves for his gigs at Privilege.

FYB resident DJs Jason Bye, Andy Baxter and Clara Da Costa will be manning the decks. While the promoters haven’t released the names of any other support talent, last year FYB’s parties featured world-class names including Fatboy Slim, Jon Rundell, Josh Wink, Yousef, Lisa Lashes and DJ Sneak so you know they’ve got a few surprises up their sleeves.

Watch last year’s minute-long recap video below and get a sense of the onboard shenanigans that went on.

Goldie Returns with ‘The Journey Man’ Double LP

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Metalheadz label head Goldie has announced the release of a double album, The Journey Man, on June 16. The news arrives after Goldie dropped his new single “I Adore You” (listen below) yesterday.

The new effort is divided into two parts and features 16 brand-new tracks written and produced by the man himself.

For the album Goldie collaborated with singer-songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series Goldie’s Band By Royal Appointment and later contributed the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single “Freedom,” as well as Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James and Naomi Pryor. Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price, also guests on the LP.

Obligatory press release gush from Goldie: “I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You’re drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It’s like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they’re all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I’m always inspired by great movie directors – people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson – and, if you think about it, it’s quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film.”

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Ten Words February 2017 Chart

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  1. Egopool – Quartz – Dirtybird
  2. Ten Words feat Ghost Wars – Eighteen – UMM
  3. D-Formation & Terry Numan – io – Suara
  4. Ten Words – Satellite – UMM
  5. Sharam – Arpi – Yoshitoshi Recordings
  6. Bimas – Fragile – Divergent
  7. Pavel Petrov – Ayahuasca – 303Lovers
  8. Akshat Joshi – Mirage – Underground/Media Records
  9. Chaty, Tamez – Fake Voices – Anathema Records
  10. 6470 – No Mercy – BXR

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Quivver February 2017 Chart

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  1. Sosandlow – Tangente – Nightclours
  2. D-Formation – Aine – Suara
  3. Death On The Balcony – The Difference – Akbal
  4. Olivier Giacomotto and Thomas Gandey – Something You Should Know – Noir
  5. Quivver – Mumbo Jumbo – Bedrock
  6. Victor Ruiz – Nevermind (Oliver Huntemann Remix) – Senso
  7. Knobs – Quantumplation (Qrouch Mix) – Zenon
  8. Drexler – Erizo (Gaga Remix) – Dark Face
  9. Keybe and Fassi – Mirage – Circle Of Life
  10. Harvey McKay – Stolen Forest – Suara

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.