Goldie Returns with ‘The Journey Man’ Double LP


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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Steven Lee’s 5 Tracks of the Moment


DJ/producer/fitness pro Steven Lee has consistently delivered the goods as part of house duo Lee Cabrera. Now he’s taking his music to the next level by collaborating with pop-soul songstress Macy Gray and Metalheadz boss Goldie on the forthcoming “SuperHero,” a track that’s receiving a lot of buzz before its official release. “SuperHero” sets the stage for Lee’s solo album, #TeamWork. Lee’s upcoming #TeamWork Live global album tour will feature the aforementioned Gray and Goldie as well as Flo Rider and Thomas Gold. Does this guy have connections or what?

We checked in with the multihyphenate and asked him to share five songs he can’t live without at the moment. Continue Reading

WMC Night Out with A-Trak, Boys Noize, Skrillex, Felix da Housecat

Boys Noize and Felix da Housecat

Wednesday of Miami Music Week launched with what was promoted as a “We’re All Friends! 8 hours and 8 labels Beach Party” featuring A-Trak, Boys Noize, Skrillex, the electro disco-house sounds of Bromance and more. When a promoter and artist manager e-mails you and asks, “Can I really not tempt you to the pool party tomorrow?” and it’s featured poolside at the lovely South Beach Raleigh Hotel, with this lineup, how could you pass. A 45-minute downpour only added to the intensity of the crowd’s passion especially when it was an all-hands-on-deck moment literally as almost all of the featured artists gathered on the stage for a few rounds of tracks.

An impromptu interview with Chicago house great Felix da Housecat gave some insight to his cherished EDM roots and what EDM artist he’s feeling these days as a rising star in the business. Spoiler alert: his response was Boys Noize who minutes later spontaneously appeared at the poolside lounge interview sight where the two proceeded to offer their mutual appreciation for each other’s contribution and influence on the scene.


Concerned about missing the minimal timeslot of the multi-faceted South African duo of Dominic Peters and David Poole (better known as Goldfish), the mad dash across the street to the Gale Hotel rooftop presented a pleasant surprise result. Goldfish’s set was delayed due to the earlier downpour and they were just now setting up for their timeslot. Once settled their creative utilization of an electric up-right bass, saxophone, keyboards, flute, the Roland MC 909 sequencer/synth and vocals created an upbeat, funky, jazz, African-influenced dance music so pleasantly and surprisingly unique. Massive imagery spanning the façade of a nearby midrise projecting the artistic, cult, martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the multi-colored sky from the post-storm setting sun, and the aroma of the jerk chicken and rice available at the rooftop event offered the perfect elements to the outdoor set.


Midweek Miami nightlife was in true form as always during Miami Music Week presenting an eclectic palette of choices from the drum ‘n’ bass of Andy C, Goldie and Ed Rush & Optical at Therapy to the Kyau & Albert and Dennis Sheperd event at Club Euforia. LA’s DJ Kristina Sky, DJ duo Myon & Shane54 and Anjunadeep’s DJ Jaytech were on hand at Euforia to show support, network and mingle with fans. Jaytech was honored to hear Kyau & Albert play his recent smash hit “Stranger” offering a lip-synch rendition from the VIP. Closing time at 4am at Euforia on this particular night was still not an indication that the Miami nightlife was over and that fans were turning in for the night any time soon.

Images by Kathy Vitkus

Electric Daisy Carnival New York Announces Full Lineup

Electric Daisy Carnival New York has announced the lineup of its event taking place May 18-20, 2012 at MetLife Stadium. The bill includes a variety of world-class DJs including Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Goldie, John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia, Seth Troxler and Art Department.

Obligatory press gush from Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events: “We felt a buzz coming from East Coast fans and decided that New York, with the right venue, would be the perfect stop for EDC. We’re excited to bring Insomniac’s unique multisensory festival experience to the New York area, a kind of production I have yet to see delivered in this market.”

Obligatory press gush from Eddie Dean, co-owner of Pacha New York who partnered with Insomniac to produce the event: “It was a testament to the strength of our brands, and electronic music in general. New Yorkers are a tough crowd to please, but they could hardly contain their excitement for a chance to experience EDC at home.”

Friday May 18
kineticFIELD Stage
Armin van Buuren
Chase & Status
Fatboy Slim
Fedde le Grand
Cosmic Gate

(Hosted by
Pendulum (dj set)
Shy FX
DJ Craze
AC Slater
Star Eyes

neonGARDEN Stage
(Hosted by Pacha
New York)
Oscar G
Chriss Vargas
Dev Bhandari

Saturday May 19
kineticFIELD Stage
Sebastian Ingrosso
* Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
Michael Woods

cosmicMEADOW Stage
(Hosted by Size
Steve Angello
Erick Morillo
Thomas Gold *
AN21 & Max
Junior Sanchez
with special
performance by
CeCe Peniston
Tim Mason

(Hosted by A State
of Trance)
Markus Schulz *
Gareth Emery
John O’Callaghan
Jochen Miller
Rank 1
Sied van Riel

neonGARDEN Stage
(Hosted by Carl
Cox & Friends)
Carl Cox
John Digweed
Danny Tenaglia
Seth Troxler
Art Department
Layo & Bushwacka!
Nicole Moudaber

Sunday May 20
kineticFIELD Stage
Dirty South
Sunnery James &
Ryan Marciano

cosmicMEADOW Stage
(Hosted by
Nero (dj set)
Subfocus Live
Delta Heavy
Jaguar Skills
Sazon Booya

(Hosted by Jacked)
Very Special
Surprise Guest
Bobby Burns

neonGARDEN Stage
(Hosted by Richie
Hawtin presents
Richie Hawtin
Loco Dice *
Victor Calderone
Hot Natured (Jamie
Jones & Lee Foss)