Premiere: Don Rimini – Motel Ride

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In October French electro-house master Don Rimini (a.k.a. Xavier Gassemann) released his career-defining debut album, All In, on Badlqqk. Packing nothing but 100% party-perfect dance floor bangers, the full-length is a testament to maturity as a producer of raw, high-octane Chicago-inspired club tracks.

As praise for the album flowed across the world, Gassemann came across glowing feedback from none other than Claude VonStroke, the globetrotting founder and proprietor of Dirtybird Records, who was over the moon about the LP. The two exchanged e-mails and two demos evolved into Don Rimini’s Freaky City EP for Dirtybird Select.

We’re thrilled to world premiere “Motel Ride” from the ballsy two-tracker. It’s a relentless floor mover that, like all of the Don’s jackin’ tracks, is gonna make you dance your ass off.

Where to Go & What to See at Miami Music Week

Anyone who has been to Miami during Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival or Winter Music Conference (that’s still a thing, right?) can attest to how taxing it can be for those jetting back-and-forth from South Beach to Downtown to see their favorite DJs. While there’s nothing wrong with getting your party on while in Miami, it would be a shame if all you did was eat terrible, overpriced pizza on Washington Avenue when Liberty City has so much to offer.

To get a local’s perspective, we turned to Miami transplant and progressive house DJ/producer Stan Kolev. Hailing from Bulgaria, Kolev, who recently helmed a Big Shot Guest Mix boasting his recent floor filler “Fill Me Up” featuring Sula Mae, has called the city home for over two decades. Below he shares places every festival attendee should check out while in town. Continue Reading

J.W. Paris March 2017 Chart

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  1. Dosem – “Behind Your Eyes” (Houstrike)
  2. Deltawork – “Corridor” (Marvin & Guy remix) (Atomnation)
  3. Pete Herbert – “Hypnotize” (Follentez)
  4. J.W. Paris – “Berlin” (Red Ant)
  5. Niceone – “Just Dance” (Dantze)
  6. The Shaker – “Snow Globe” (Pete Bones Remix) (Red Ant)
  7. Sascha Funke – “MZ” (Turbo)
  8. Zombies in Miami – “Flashback Mantra” (Hippie Dance)
  9. Husky – “Movin On” (Pete Herbert Remix) (Bobbin Head)
  10. Gorge – “’Phat Dripping” (8Bit)

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

Review: Amberoom – RHIT EP

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4.5 Stars

Amberoom is a project comprised of Manuel Tur, Adrian Hoffmann and Ramin Nouyan. The threesome produce Balearic music that isn’t afraid to draw outside the lines. Their first proposition, titled the RHIT EP (Ovum Recordings), is a sublime collection of mid-tempo masterpieces. What’s enthralling about it is the way the trio unravel their ideas in an unhurried manner.

The title track opens with a simmering digi-funk groove. When the cut reaches a rolling boil, it spills over into a euphoric, piano-driven romp. Likewise, “Hover” builds in the same organic fashion, tickling our ears with washes of synths, synths and more synths. Clocking in at 11 unhurried minutes, “Machine” boasts deep keyboard melodies, serene washes of guitar, clacking drums and an improvised vibe. The pièce de résistance is “Hover” (Beatleass Guitar Mix), a sprawling masterpiece where choppy guitar runs and analog synth stabs coalesce into a magical jam.

Though their musical union is in its infancy Amberoom have sketched out a template that’s wise beyond its years.

Goldeneye March 2017 Chart

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  1. It Hz – “Walking Dread” (Kommand+Kontrol)
  2. Whatley – “Mountain” (Encrypted Audio)
  3. MYSTRY – “Ghost Street” (Stripes Records)
  4. Lightning Head – “Stilla Move” (Biggabush)
  5. Onra – “Raw” (Fool’s Gold)
  6. Aztek – “Tibet” (Chant Hardwax)
  7. Fracture – “Excalibur” (Astrophonica)
  8. Ivy Lab – “Ghee” (Critical Music)
  9. 9th Wonder – “RoseMemory” (It’s a Wonderful World Music Group)
  10. Stagga – “New Gun” (Fat Fudge)

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

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.