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Apr 11, 2014

Above & Beyond Announce ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden



Above & Beyond have announced that the 100th episode of their Group Therapy radio show will be broadcast live from the World’s Most Famous Arena - Madison Square Garden - in New York City, on Saturday, October 18. 

The Madison Square Garden gig follows last year's sell-out ABGT050 show at London's legendary 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace. Above & Beyond become the first British DJs to headline Madison Square Garden and this will be Jono, Tony and Paavo's biggest headline show in the United States to date. 

"To be able to bring this radio show to one of our favourite cities and one of the world's most iconic venues is really a dream come true for us," commented Above & Beyond. 

Pre-sale ticket registration is now open at www.aboveandbeyond.nu/abgt100. Those who register by midnight on April 28 will receive a code for access to the pre-sale which commences on April 30 at 12 noon EDT, giving fans the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on-sale to the general public on May 1 at 12 noon EDT. 

Watch the Group Therapy ribbons light up the New York skyline in the official ABGT100 launch video, which features Above & Beyond's new single (and first vocal single of the year) "Sticky Fingers" feat. Alex Vargas. Watch it here.


 

Lazy Rich & Special Features 'Beginning Of The World' (Remixes) [Le7els]


Whether it was fate or not, it seemed as though Lazy Rich finding Special Features from a remix that he had done for Ultra Records was meant to be.

After months of deliberation, they finally got in touch and passed around ideas for a potential collaboration - as if they had the foresight for what to come. 'Beginning Of The World' is the result, and you can get the original version now, on Avicii's imprint Le7els.

Back again with an awesome remix package, released on 15th April, 'Beginning Of The World (Remixes)' now features 3 massive reworkings from Spencer Brown, Galavant and Space Kadets.

After exchanging brilliant ideas for the melodies, arrangements and other elements of the song, they went on to finish the track and apply their own signature sounds without vocals. At that point, Rich and Special Features, aka Eden Anderson went on a hunt for a proper top line, and tried several different options before landing the impressive songwriter, Mike James and the gifted vocalist Laurel. The result went far beyond their already high expectations, and they know that they had a very special piece of music on their hands. 

Rich is an exciting artist with a buzz name and a reputation for unique productions, having already seen great reactions to his remixes for Avicii and Zedd and the massive 'Brainfreeze' on Doorn last year. Rich has kicked 2014 off with a bang with his first original track 'Let's Get Weird' and a massive remix of Showtek's 'Cannonball'.

This will be the year for UK native and a resident of Canada, Lazy Rich. A whole series of original releases and remixes on several high profile record labels still to come as well as a hectic touring schedule, the future certainly looks bright for this rising star.

David Guetta & Showtek present exclusive new lyric video to ‘Bad’ (Jack Back / Parlophone / Warner)



David Guetta and Showtek have offered up an exclusive lyric video for storming new club track ‘Bad’, a track they played together at Ultra Music Festival and that earned Guetta an unprecedented third Beatport #1 of 2014 in its first week alone following ‘Shot Me Down’ and his remix for Avicii’s ‘Addicted To You’. Presented in an innovative cartoon strip format akin to the previous club track ‘Shot Me Down’, although this time based around zombies, it provides an engaging, light-hearted conceptual twist. It depicts an unlikely love story that compliments the bouncy, feel-good nature of the track itself.

 Firmly underlining both Guetta and Showtek’s credentials, ‘Bad’ bears all the hallmarks of yet another classic in the making. Vociferously backed by contemporaries including Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and The Chainsmokers and clearly a massive hit with his fans, there is little doubt that it will be regarded as one of the year’s biggest club tracks. This is the second in a series of beats designed by Guetta purely for the dancefloor through his Jack Back Records label. The radio edit is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer.

Now Available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DG_Bad

[RELEASE] EDX - 'COOL YOU OFF' [Enormous Tunes]



Italian-born and residing in Switzerland, DJ and producer EDX ( Maurizio Colella) is also one of the leaders and members of the Helvetic Nerds, who continues to reach and impress the most demanding audiences around the world.

After great success with the immense and encapsulating deep progressive track, "Reckless Ardor” and his latest remix of Calippo, “Back there”, EDX seems to be on a roll in preparation for Miami Music Week and the highly anticipated Ibiza party season.

Deeper vibes, yet still keeping his signature progressive sound, EDX - “Cool You Up”, the follow up to RECKLESS ARDOR, is a sweet vocal with delicate strings and groovy bass. 


Get ready for the hot days on the white island, EDX will be there to COOL YOU OFF!

Gregori Klosman Announces 'Are you the next Guru?' Competition


To mark the release of 'Where's My Money' on 7th April, and the grand opening of his new studio, Gregori Klosman has announced a new exciting competition. 


Titled, 'Be The Next Guru', Gregori has invited producers to submit their very best original tracks, with the winning entry released on his Guru Recordings Imprint.   

Contestants are invited to enter via Gregori's website from 04.04.14 - 05.05.14 and the overall winner will receive a day in the studio with Gregori and a single release on Guru. Runners up prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and a limited collectable edition replica of the coin from the 'Where's my money?' Artwork.

Gregori Klosman is really starting to make a name for himself. With a brand new, purpose-built, 8 studio creative hub in Paris, Klosman is one to watch in 2014.

His stunning complex features 8 studios in total with Gregori's taking centre stage. He will be joined by the likes of Tony Romera, Tristan Garner, Ravenkis and Guillaume Gautier, who are all confirmed to become esteemed residents of the studio complex. Currently working hard on new material alongside all his friends, the musical output is sure to be huge, and now could include a track from you…

Go to www.gregoriklosman.com to enter... 

John Dahlbäck & Benny Benassi - Blink Again [ULTRA]


Release Date: 
18th April 2014

In a collaborative effort that joins two of the most influential producers and DJs on the dance circuit, Benny Benassi and John Dahlback deliver the epic ‘Blink Again’ via Ultra Records on 18th April. 

Dahlback released his hugely prolific original ‘Blink’ back in 2007, drawing on inspiration from the chart-topping and highly respected Benassi, who of course is acknowledged as one of the most illustrious dance music superstars. With the video racking up millions of YouTube plays, the single launched John’s remarkable career, and remains a testament to his trademark powerful, Electro sound. It seemed only right for John to approach Benny when the idea of reworking the iconic ‘Blink’ came about.

With both Benassi and Dahlback renowned for their production, it's no surprise that ‘Blink Again’ draws you in with a thunderous, rhythmic intro. Switching things up, that subtly addictive, pulsating riff with atmospheric female vocals and accompanying strings strips things back before the commanding, head-banging beat sweeps you along again. Look out for the hugely satisfying tempo drop into a trap-infused section after the second breakdown before a frenzied climax.  

Alongside this original single comes a John Dahlback remix, taking the perfectly balanced build up and giving it a techno-fuelled urgency. The combination of the bassline and refined vocal chops make for a hard-hitting dance floor sound.



Exhilarating and distinctive, ‘Blink Again’ is set to provoke the same heightened fan reactions as with the original. As a project created by two artists of such prominence, you expect nothing less.