October Lineup | Octobre 2014
October 25th – Cazzette
October 30th – YELLOWEEN | Erick Morillo
October 31st – HALLOWEEN | Michael Woods
Cazzette | 10.25.2014
Members Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund were two Stockholm producers who joined forces in 2011. After meeting manager Ash Pournouri, the three combined two of the favorite strains of dance music — dubstep and house — for a sound they called “dubhouse.” Bootlegs of Swedish House Mafia and Kanye West tracks introduced their dubhouse to loyal EDM fans, and through Pournouri, they were able to bring this sound to the masses when they made their official debut in 2011 with a remix of Avicii’s single “Sweet Dreams.” They were signed by Avicii’s and Pournouri’s management company, At Night Management, that same year and hired to do an official remix of Swedish House Mafia’s “Save the World.” Released at the same time, their bootleg remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” was nearly as significant, climbing to number one on Hype Machine’s chart of trending downloads. Gigs at XS and Surrender in Las Vegas, Ushuaia in Ibiza, and Radio City Music Hall in New York City followed, along with main stage slots at festivals like Creamfields, Ultra, and Tomorrowland. In 2012, they released their single “Beam Me Up,” and the Strictly Rhythm label collected some of their best remixes and productions on the mix CD Strictly Cazzette. That same year, they made headlines when their debut EP became the first major debut issued exclusively to a streaming music site. The EP, titled Eject, appeared in November of that year.
Yelloween | Erick Morillo | 10.30.2014
There really is very little in the world of music and entertainment that Erick Morillo hasn’t turned his hand to. He’s a platinum-selling artist, he’s topped the charts worldwide as the producer behind Reel 2 Real’s hit “I Like To Move It” (used in both Madagascar movies, reaching millions of viewers worldwide and covered by Will I Am in Madagascar 2) and he’s been responsible for a bewildering array of dance-floor tracks including ‘Reach’, ‘Believe’, ‘Do What You Want’ and ‘I Feel Love’ – under pseudonyms including Ministers De La Funk, The Dronez (with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nunez) and Li’l Mo Ying Yang. He’s remixed everyone from Whitney Houston to Basement Jaxx and continues to run the legendary Subliminal Records house music empire. On his debut album he collaborated with Puff Daddy and Boy George alike. And on his second solo artist album he’s setting his sights even higher: “We’ve already put the message out to Prince and 50 Cent,” says Morillo from his palatial home in Miami, where he has lived for the past four years. “The time is right. Dance music has been received really well, not only by people in clubs but also in the American mainstream. The success of Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas means that dance music is being played by MTV. The pendulum has swung back.”
Michael Woods | $5000 Costume Contest | 10.31.2014
After first breaking onto the scene, as a then teenager, with 2000’s top 20 UK hit ‘Warrior’, going on to produce Example’s only UK #1 & 1.5 million selling single ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and holding down a residency at world-renown Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan, Woods is a well and truly established force to be reckoned with.
From an early age, Woods has prided himself on standing apart from the crowd. The son of a music teacher, the U.K.-born Woods was classically trained in a variety of instruments ranging from piano to percussion, and as a youth he even performed briefly with the London Symphony Orchestra. The experience this musicality has brought now sets his productions apart and gives him an edge on contemporaries.
If that were not enough, Woods launched his own record label, Diffused Music, in 2008. Initially created as a way to have more freedom and control in the creative process, Diffused has rapidly become one of the premiere collectors of talent in the business. With it’s goal to find and nurture new talent, artists could not be in better hands under Michael’s guidance.
With new material already in the bag, including his forthcoming releases on dance powerhouse Spinnin Records, the now US based Woods is poised to have a major impact on both sides of the Atlantic for years to come.
Fedde Le Grand | 11.01.2014
Fedde Le Grand is considered to be one of the most defining figures in the fast evolving genre of House music. His influence is felt continually throughout the electronic landscape; Fedde’s beats, grooves, melodies and rhythms surround us all and have done for many years. He belongs for nearly a decade as one of the top 30 most influential DJ’s according to the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100, has been credited countless awards and remixed the biggest artists around – from Coldplay, Madonna, will.i.am, Robbie Williams, Everything But The Girl, Fatboy Slim, to more. Recent additions of Shakira ft. Rihanna’s Can’t Remember To Forget You and Mariah Carey’s You’re Mine see this list just grow and grow.
Hundreds of thousands have witnessed him at the world’s biggest festivals and most legendary dance floors: Coachella, Exit Festival, Global Gathering, Electric Zoo, Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ministry of Sound, Ultra, Sensation and many more, while millions tune in to his Dark Light Sessions radio show each week. A touchstone, an inspiration and a true pioneer of sound, he is simply Fedde Le Grand.
Blasterjaxx | 10.08.2014
Despite numerous hits, releases and novelties, this is yet the beginning of Blasterjaxx. The right question to ask is not if they will break through, but when they will break through! Keep ears and eyes open people, because Blasterjaxx is the future!
Sander Van Doorn + Firebeatz + Julian Jordan | 11.14.2014
Some people call Sander a technical & musical genius. And who can deny it? He has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than most artists do in a lifetime.
With the help of classics like Grasshopper, Punk’d and Riff, recent hits like Love is Darkness and ofcourse massive collabs and remixes of The Killers (Spaceman), Sia (The Girl You Lost To Cocaine), Robbie Williams (Close My Eyes) and Depeche Mode (Peace) Sander shrugged off the confines of genre typecasting long ago and created something he preferres to call ‘SvD-style’.
Besides his busy production schedule, Sander has worked tirelessly to bring his radioshow ‘Identity’ and his clubbing concept, Dusk till Doorn to fruition. And if this mountain of accomplishments were not enough, he somehow makes time to produce his quarterly ‘how-to’ show called ‘Studio Sessions’ on his YouTube channel (SanderVanDoornTV).
With a tour diary that sees the superstar play to more than a million fans each year, there’s no doubt that Sander van Doorn is one of dance music’s favorite sons. Within just a few years, Sander has blasted his way to the top. And this is only the beginning.
Borgeous + Futuristic Polar Bears | 11.15.2014
BORGEOUS is quickly making waves in the scene as a music producer and DJ. His keen ear and innate talent to produce a provocative, textured sound have made people take notice. His biggest hit to-date, “Tsunami” is exactly as its title suggests as the hit single wrecked bars, clubs, festival stages, and stereos around the world, gaining BORGEOUS international fame. Premiered first by Pete Tong on his esteemed BBC Radio 1, “Tsunami” has been called one of the biggest tracks of 2013 and has hit every chart all over the world including #1 in the top 40 in the UK. The single won the EMPO Award for ‘Track of the Year’ and received nomination for The Juno Award ‘Dance Recording of the Year’. With his second release of 2013 entitled “Stampede,” BORGEOUS teamed up with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and DVBBS which landed him with back to back #1 songs on Beatport’s Top 100 Charts.
All Gone | Pete Tong + Shasha | 11.21.2014
It’s fair to say that Pete Tong’s history is intertwined with the history of acid house and electronic music itself. His career mirrors the story of dance music over the last 25 years. A true renaissance man, Pete has never been about one thing and 2011 represents a significant milestone. The year has seen Radio 1 hold a special 12 hour takeover on the station celebrating Pete’s 20 years on their airwaves, in March he held his Miami Pool Party (with Hawtin, Luciano, Joris Voorn, Riva Starr and others), and he’s released two new compilations, Future Underground, (mixed alongside Riva Starr) and All Gone Ibiza ’11 (mixed alongside Felix Da Housecat) on Defected.
At the heart of all of this, is Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent. From Guti and Benoit to Maya Jane Coles and Deniz Kurtzel – there are few electronic artists who haven’t had the Pete Tong Push ™. “That’s a big remit of my Radio 1 show,” smiles Pete. “But I don’t turn water into wine – all I ever saw myself doing was fanning the flames of something that I thought was inevitable. I’d like to think that by backing the special ones that I can help it happen for these artists… a little bit quicker”
Which just leaves one last question: did he ever see such longevity being possible back in the early 80s? Pete ponders the question for a moment. “If we’re fortunate of one thing, it’s that we were in the right place at the right time. Without wanting to sound crass, in our own way in our own world, it was a bit like being in The Clash or The Sex Pistols around the time of punk. We all loved music before acid house, but when the rave explosion started, we were in the right place at the right time – and we made the right moves.” He’s still making them now.
Dillon Francis | 11.30.2014
Dillon Francis has already made a name for himself with his groundbreaking remixes, in-demand production mastery, and cutting-edge videos. Now, the artist/producer/remixer/DJ is about to release his long awaited debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule on Columbia Records.First recognized for helping to bring the tribal dance movement Moombahton to the forefront, he’s scattered the dance music landscape with numerous influential EPs thus far, but it’s the effervescent debut album that the music world has been patiently waiting for. Tracks include “Get Low” with DJ Snake, the anthemic “Love in the Middle of a Firefight” featuring Brendon Urie (from Panic! At The Disco), “When We Were Young” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard VS Chain Gang of 1974, “We Make It Bounce” featuring Major Lazer & Stylo G, “Set Me Free” featuring producer/DJ Martin Garrix, and the gritty, mind-blowing “All That” featuring Twista and The Rejectz. Dillon’s journey was full of pit-stops. First he attended art school, then he became a ‘trainee’ in a photography studio where he realized, “I didn’t want to do that – I wanted to play and make music, kind of knowing I was going to have to ‘make’ the music I wanted to hear.” Working with Martin Garrix on “Set Me Free” was another idyllic partnership. “He is so great to be around, has such happiness when he’s creating. The song was truly a labor of love.” Dillon says making “Get Low” with DJ Snake was a very fulfilling process. “We were intent on finding what works and what doesn’t. I eventually practiced playing it live, which is always my ultimate test if a song is going to work or not.”
Robin Schulz | 01.24.2015
The inimmitable guitar riff, the wistful voice and Robin Schulz’ driving, passionate groove put music fans under a spell in the summer of 2014. the packed dancefloor with “Prayer in C”. With his remix of Lilly Wood & The Prick’s “Prayer in C” Robin Schulz has the world in his hands: To date, the song has achieved #1 in the national sales charts in 18 countries and is still growing, the track achieved #1 in the the iTunes charts in over 40 countries. In Germany he held the Number One position in the Single Charts, the iTunes Charts, the Amazon MP3 Charts, the Dance Charts, the Shazam Charts, the Streaming Charts, and the Spotify Charts, breaking all records. Furthermore Robin Schulz is the first German artist whose track achieved the #1 position in the Worldwide Shazam Charts. For the 27-year-old DJ and producer, electronic beats have been a part of his life since he was a small kid. His father was active as a DJ in the Eighties. Robin experienced his early enthusiasm for music and let himself be infected. Robin’s music sounds light and effortless. But in fact a lot of experience stands behind his remixes and songs. Robin has been producing for many years, he had his first critical success with tracks on Beatport. The breakthrough came in the summer of 2013. With his platinum status “Waves” remix from Mr. Probz he transformed from a local hero to an internationally acclaimed deep house star as fast as lightning……[cont]