Sep 2, 2015

Nicole Moudaber & Skin Reveal "Someone Like You" Video From 'BREED' EP Out September 18

Nicole Moudaber & Skin “Someone Like You”
Exclusive Video Premiere on Billboard

“Nicole Moudaber has earned her spot among the techno elite, and rightfully so.” - Billboard

Following the launch of the video for their first single "You Like This" video which premiered on THUMP's website and VICE's Snapchat Discover channel, Nicole Moudaber & Skin are back with the second track of their double single release, “Someone Like You. The music video shot entirely in black and white features starring roles for both Nicole and Skin, premiering on Billboard who says, “the single arrives with an equally as charged music video...Weaving between close-ups of the two artists, the video is a natural fit for the intimate aesthetic of the collaboration.Both “You Like This” and “Someone Like One” are now available exclusively on Beatport.

Ambassador of dark, driving techno Nicole Moudaber, has teamed up with Skin, the multi-talented Skunk Anansie front-woman, established DJ and fashion icon, for a collaborative EP entitled ‘Breed’. Two legendary artists in their own right, Moudaber and Skin have brought together cutting-edge creative and visual aesthetics to ensure Breed is an assault on the senses. The exceptional songwriting and performance abilities of Skin married with Moudaber’s production finesse both point to Breed being one of the most celebrated conceptual projects in techno. ‘Breed’ is dropping on September 18th and will be available exclusively on Beatport for two weeks via Nicole’s own imprint MOOD Records. Over a year in the making, ‘Breed’ is spearheading a new brand of innovative, pioneering techno. With visionaries Nicole and Skin at the helm the project is blazing a trail for the future of contemporary dance music.

Techno virtuoso Nicole will be returning to North America for a stretch of dates including Nicole Moudaber & Friends event on Coney Island’s world renowned boardwalk Saturday, September 12 in New York with Joel Mull, Hector, Lauren Lane and a special back-to-back set with just announced special guest Victor Calderone. The event is dedicated to her friend and beloved NYC nightlife legend, the late Rob Fernandez where Nicole will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Fernandez Family.

Buy “Someone Like You” and “You Like This” on Beatport here. Nicole Moudaber and Skin’s ‘BREED’ EP is out September 18 via Beatport.

BREED Tracklist:
1.  Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin'
2.  You Like This
3.  Someone Like You
4.  Organic Love (Mood Mix)
5.  These Walls Are Made Of Water

Nicole Moudaber & Skin ‘Breed’ EP (MOOD Records)

Nicole Moudaber & Skin
‘Breed’ EP

(MOOD Records)

"The provocative and challenging, but effortlessly groovable five-track EP" -THUMP

August 31st: Double Single Release - "Someone Like You" & "You Like This" (Beatport only)
September 18th: Breed EP Release (2 week Beatport exclusive)
October 2nd: Breed EP Release (All other platforms)

Before Nicole Moudaber & Friends take over Coney Island's famed boardwalk September 12, fans can get their first taste of Nicole and Skin's upcoming 'Breed' EP from their recently premiered video for "You Like This" on THUMP's website and VICE's Snapchat Discover channel. Watch the visually stimulating video of the genre-bending track here. On August 31, the double single release of "Someone Like You" and "You Like This" from the 'Breed' EP will be available exclusively on Beatport.
Ambassador of dark, driving techno Nicole Moudaber, has teamed up with Skin, the multi-talented Skunk Anansie front-woman, established DJ and fashion icon, for a collaborative EP entitled ‘Breed’. Two legendary artists in their own right, Moudaber and Skin have brought together cutting-edge creative and visual aesthetics to ensure Breed is an assault on the senses. The exceptional song writing and performance abilities of Skin married with Moudaber’s production finesse both point to Breed being one of the most celebrated conceptual projects in techno. ‘Breed’ is dropping on September 18th and is available exclusively on Beatport for two weeks via Nicole’s own imprint MOOD Records.

On lead single "Someone Like You", which will be released as a double single alongside "You Like This" on August 31st, the pair immediately display the production and performance talents they’re renowned for. Skin’s inimitable vocals sit perfectly over Nicole’s trademark dark and brooding techno beats. Demonstrating their versatility, "These Walls Are Made Of Water" is a stripped back affair, with a crescendo of strings leading to a slinky bottom-heavy groove complimented by Skin’s lyrical diversity. The stabbing synths of "You Like This" create a thunderous peak time dub, and "Don’t Talk To Me I'm Dancin'" sees Nicole and Skin enlisting Zebra Katz for a cut that showcases hard nosed, fluid techno at it’s best. Pushing the genre forward throughout, the bass and synth heavy roller that is "Organic Love", allows Nicole and Skin to perfectly encapsulate the future of techno.

Nigerian born and Lebanese raised Nicole Moudaber has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame, from promoter and label manager to one of techno’s most celebrated artists. From country to country, her name is now synonymous with not only dark, techy grooves, but sold-out shows and performances that demonstrate her unrivalled energy and passion for techno. Having collaborated with the top producers in the scene; Adam Beyer, Victor Calderone, Danny Tenaglia and mentor Carl Cox to name but a few, whilst at the same time enjoying success with a number 1 on the Beatport Techno Chart and 7 million listeners across 45 countries for In the MOOD Radio, it’s clear Nicole Moudaber is at the forefront of the scene. Over a year in the making, ‘Breed’ is spearheading a new brand of innovative, pioneering techno. With visionaries Nicole and Skin at the helm the project is blazing a trail for the future of contemporary dance music.

BREED Tracklist:1.  Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin'
2.  You Like This
3.  Someone Like You
4.  Organic Love (Mood Mix)
5.  These Walls Are Made Of Water

Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
August 25  Ibiza, Spain @ Space - Carl Cox Music Is Revolution with Nicole B2B Skin
August 29  Derry, Northern Ireland @ MoodRAW at Jika Jika!
August 30  Leeds, United Kingdom @ Mint
August 30  Liverpool, United Kingdom @ MoodRAW at The Garage
August 31  Ibiza, Spain @ CircoLoco at DC-10
*September 4  Toronto, ON Canada @ Coda
*September 5  San Bernardino, CA @ Nocturnal Wonderland
September 7  Ibiza, Spain @ CircoLoco at DC-10
*September 12 Coney Island, NY @ Nicole Moudaber & Friends
*September 18  Miami, FL @ Trade
*September 19  Montreal, QC Canada @ Stereo
*September 25  Chicago, IL @ The Mid
*October 5 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
*Denotes North American tour dates

Aug 28, 2015

Seven Davis Jr. - Beautiful Friends (inc. mixes from Detroit Swindle + Krystal Klear)


Label: Classic Music Company
Format(s): Vinyl / Digital 
Release date: 24 August / 07 September 2015

Sometimes you wait and things fall into place, things like this: an A&R man’s dream.
You can spend hours banging your head, waiting for lightening to strike, trying to find the perfect pairing: it’s there floating around in your head, but the answer is not clear. The record needs a remix, but who would be perfect?
So sometimes you have leave the music for a moment. Give it a life of its own and allow the musical landscape to adapt to it. Luke had been mulling over remixes for Seven David Jr’s ‘Friends EP’ for quite some time. The Krystal Klear mix was perfect, that happened early on, so Classic just needed something to compliment it and round off the remix package.
Detroit Swindle are notorious for being very selective, but armed with a Classic calling card Luke got ready to approach them, but before he could they emailed and asked if they could remix the record. The stars had aligned and it all made sense.
The two remixes complement each other perfectly - and this feels like a complete single coming from the heart… remixed with love.

Amtrac uses cleared Marvin Gaye sample in 'Hold On' [Toolroom]

Amtrac releases new track ‘Hold On’ on Toolroom Records, 21st of August.

Following his hit ‘Those Days’, the multi-talented Caleb Cornett aka Amtrac returns to release his second track on Toolroom with a new anthem in the making: ‘Hold On’.

Sticking to his successful concoction of chopped up vocals and clean-cut basslines, ‘Hold On’ features an infectious sample from Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, which drives the track, maintaining a vivid energy throughout. With remnants of early 90’s house vibes, Amtrac introduces a throbbing groove that gives this funked-up tune a fresh and contemporary context.

Amtrac has been striving to bring the rhythm and soul back to house music since beginning his dynamic career in 2008. A DJ, producer and sometimes-vocalist, Amtrac has become synonymous with the renaissance of feel-good house music, producing fresh sounds and delivering funk-filled DJ sets to the masses. He has impressed his peers with his original productions and highly coveted remixes. Having remixed for major artists including Alesso, Axwell, Ingrosso, Kaskade, Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club and more, Amtrac has now signed on to mix the Toolroom Live 03 compilation album (out September 18) alongside Mendo and Filterheadz, solidifying his part in the flourishing Toolroom family.

Releasing “Hold on” is the Internationally renowned label Toolroom, who have spent over a decade at the forefront of the house music scene developing a spectacular roster of artists and a string of impressive releases. Brothers Stuart & Mark Knight have created a brand that is a force to be reckoned with, diversifying the Toolroom label beyond the usual mold, expanding into events, radio and TV and cementing themselves an influential spot in the ever-changing electronic music world.

Amtrac - tour dates:

8/08 - Moonrise Festival - Baltimore
8/09 - Salmo River Ranch - Salmo, Canada
8/13 - BETA - Denver
8/21 - Skybar - Buffalo, NY
8/22 - Secret Location - Brooklyn, NY
8/28 - Basement - Miami Beach, FL

Defected promo: Copyright - Be Together EP


Label: Defected Records
Format(s): Digital 
Release date: 07 September 2015

Acclaimed house duo Copyright release the two track ‘Be Together EP’ on Defected this September, their first release on the label in 2015 and one that’s well worth the wait.
Title track ‘Be Together’ features vocals from Andre Espeut and sit somewhere between canny sampling and exquisite, melodic production, highlighting that there are few acts who do soulful, engaging house music better than Copyright. ‘Miss My Love’ completes the EP and is a more stripped back, club forward, record that has an unremitting stamina destined for dancefloors all over the globe.



Saturday 12 September at Fire, London
Tuesday 15 September at Amnesia, Ibiza
Saturday 19 September at Chalet, Berlin
This September Defected Records and Get Physical join forces on a series of collaborative live events, taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin and featuring some of the biggest names in house and techno.
The Defected Get Physical Tour takes place over two weekends this September, with parties at Fire, London (12), Amnesia, Ibiza (15) and Chalet, Berlin (19).
Defected and Get Physical are giants in the world of electronic music. As two of the longest-standing and most celebrated labels they set the standard by which other record companies are measured, their respective catalogues including countless seminal, genre-defining records, while their parties are regularly cited as setting house music standards worldwide.  
The three parties are being held in the undisputed epicentres of the electronic music world, with performances from seminal artists from both the Defected and Get Physical camps.
Representing Defected, founder Simon Dunmore leads Juan MacLean, Riva Starr, Eddie Fowlkes and Luke Solomon, while Get Physical’s founders M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T. appear along with Groove Armada, Tim Green and Paolo Rocco, all of whom have built strong affiliations with the label over the years. The For The Love Of House DJs Greg Sawyer + Simon Dawson will also host a room at Fire 12 September, playing classic house all night long.
The collaborative spirit of the events are encapsulated in the forthcoming Defected Gets Physical mixed by DJ T. and Luke Solomon mix album, which sees Get Physical co-founder DJ T. compiling and mixing his CD from Defected’s vaults, while Classic Music Company and Defected A&R Luke Solomon gets to grips with Get Physical’s vast collection. In addition to selecting and mixing their respective sides, both DJ T. and Luke Solomon have contributed a number of exclusive re-edits to this pioneering new project.
Ahead of the Berlin show, on Friday 18 September DJ T. and Luke Solomon will be performing for Beatport Live, which will be streamed from 20.00 CET. 
With over 15 years’ experience in championing the very finest artists and music from around the globe, Defected Records’ place in house history is already assured. The recipe for success has been simple and effective; a good helping of adaptability and sprinklings of young talent together with a slice of established names, coupled with a firm belief in the quality of music and artists they represent.
Founded just three years after Defected in 2002 by DJ. T and M.A.N.D.Y, Get Physical fast became one of the most reputable and reliable dance labels on the international club scene. Having released music by a staggeringly impressive roster of artists, the label now sits proudly atop electronic music authority Resident Advisor’s all-time most charted labels, a position it doesn’t look like giving up any time soon.
For full line-ups and tickets for the Defected Gets Physical Tour, head to: