After a whirlwind 2019, which saw Eric Luttrell release his acclaimed debut solo album ‘Into Clouds’ on Anjunadeep, the prolific San Francisco native makes a swift return to the UK imprint with his second LP ‘Lucky Ones’. Kicking off this spring, Eric embarks on his most extensive headline tour to date, with 23 North American shows revealed so far, which includes a performance at the iconic Coachella festival, with more to be announced.
Album out March 13, 2020, via Anjunadeep
Pre-order the LP here
Lead single ‘My Friend The Sun’, out today (January 8)
First breaking into electronic music as part of the OWSLA-affiliated trio The M Machine, Eric launched his solo project in 2016 with the widely supported ‘Need You’ EP, while Anjunadeep catalog favorites ‘Generate’ EP and Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World 'Intergalactic Plastic’ followed in quick succession. Now with his highly-praised debut album under his belt, which reached #2 on iTunes Dance Album charts in USA and Canada and #8 in the Official UK Dance Album Charts, Luttrell’s unique brand of quirky melodic house and techno has cemented his name as one of the scenes most hotly tipped talents; opening doors to working with Moby, Tycho, Jai Wolf, and Blossoms all of whom commissioned remixes from Eric.
Whereas ‘Into Clouds’ examined the transitional periods of life, and was reflective of Eric’s mindset at the time of recording, ‘Lucky Ones’ is a celebration. Anchored in themes of gratitude, the LP is a collection of 11 meticulously crafted cuts which see him draw from a deep pool of personal influences, including the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and The Prodigy, his love for San Francisco and Burning Man, time spent as a student in Berlin, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and even winning the US TV game show, The Price Is Right.
Luttrell offers up a first taster of his new LP with the new club cut, ‘My Friend The Sun’. Bolstering an enigmatic vocal sample with an array of percussion and catchy synth stabs, Luttrell’s first album single demonstrates why he’s been championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Phil Taggart, Kolsch, Lane 8, Mixmag and Billboard, and marks a statement return for the San Franciscan ahead of his anticipated second studio album.
‘Lucky Ones’ is available to pre-order now via Anjunadeep, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2x12” Vinyl with Luttrell motif die-cut slipcase.
FuntCase is firing on all cylinders as he releases his first EP since 2013's Don’t Piss Me Off. Fans have been waiting, and here it is... the Next Chapter is out now on the legendary Circus Records.
Support on all platforms HERE
Stream on Soundcloud HERE
“Without” feat. Dani Poppitt lulls listeners in with beautiful piano and vocal, but stay tuned and FuntCase treats us to his classic slashing bass and stabbing sonics. The aptly named “Devastation” closes proceedings in dramatic fashion, wrapping up a 2019 magnum opus of distorted filth.
Next Chapter also features the fearsome “Death Stomp,” a brutal bayonet of a tune co-produced with Versa which got blasted from the mainstay of Electric Zoo as inimitable Borgore went b2b with the colossal DJ Diesel. Also slotting in is the riotous “Get Em” alongside Flakzz, released as a single earlier this year and already getting love from 12th Planet and Zomboy, he had to bring it back for his new 4 track.
If bass had its own Mount Rushmore, the frightening face of FuntCase would be looming overhead alongside the very best sub merchants, and soon embarking on a North American tour bearing the name of his infamous DPMO series (so inspired by his initial EP), FuntCase is spreading his reign even further. Come down and witness the gruesome details of the Next Chapter in person.
10/24 – TENN, Tallahassee, FL
10/26 – Bassmnt, San Diego, CA
10/30 – Soundcheck, Washington, D.C.
10/31 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
11/1 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
11/7 – Green Door, El Taso, TX
11/13 – Sky SLC, Salt Lake City, UT
11/14 – Rex Theatre, Pittburgh, PA
11/15– SAT, Montreal, QC
11/16 – Peabody’s Night Club, Virginia Beach, VA
11/21 – Treehouse, Miami Beach, FL
11/22 – District, Atlanta, GA
11/23 – Liquid, Madison, WI
11/29 – The Nest, Toronto, ON
11/30 – Crowbar, Ybor City, Tampa Bay, FL
12/6 – Park West, Chicago, IL
12/7 – The Magic Stick, Detroit MI
"‘Bottle Top Trance’ is another ode to music I loved when I was growing up. So much of my music is quite serious, but here I wanted to draw influence from some of the classic, Euro-dance and trance ear-worms that I listened to when I growing up - music that was made for big dancefloor moments, but had a sense of fun to it... almost bordering on silliness." - Andrew Bayer
Buy/Stream ‘Bottle Top Trance’ on all DSPs
Listen on YouTube
Listen on Soundcloud
‘Parallels’ tour tickets available here
The second single to be taken from the forthcoming ’Parallels EP,’ ‘Bottle Top Trance’ is already established as an Above & Beyond set favorite as well as taking Record Of The Week on their Group Therapy radio show. Andrew Bayer will be touring ‘Parallels’ across North America across fall, staring with District in Atlanta on September 27th. Full dates below.
Fri, 9/27 - Atlanta, GA @ District
Sat, 9/28 - Miami Beach, FL @ Treehouse
Fri, 10/4 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat, 10/5 - Hamilton, ON @ Club 77
Fri, 10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
Sat, 10/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Fri, 11/15 - Washington, DC @ Soundcheck
Sat, 11/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri, 11/22 - Denver, CO @ The Church
Sat, 11/23 - San Bernardino, CA @ Dreamstate
Fri, 12/6 - Montreal, QC @ La SAT
Sat, 12/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
Fri, 12/13 - Austin, TX @ Vulcan Gas Company
Sat, 12/14 - Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
Sat, 12/28 - Chicago, IL @ Sound-Bar
At the forefront of melodic bass music, few acts stand out further than Montreal's unstoppable duo Adventure Club, and Denver's soaring live act, and champion of sad girls, Said The Sky. A match made in harmonic heaven, the acts have finally come together for a collaboration - 'Already Know' is out now on Ultra Music. The melodic masterpiece combines Caly Bevier's beautiful vocals with the finest heavy, yet emotional bass sounds from these acclaimed producers.
Adventure Club's previous single on Ultra Records was another notable collaboration titled "Next Life" featuring Krewella with co-production by Crankdat. The Grammy nominated duo just wrapped up their massive "Death of Glory" tour and is now preparing to take their melodic bass sounds worldwide with upcoming tour dates in New York, Canada, and EDC South Korea. Keep an eye out on these dubstep stars because their powerful sounds are not something to miss.
For Said The Sky, playing piano and various instruments have come naturally to him since he was 8. Colorado native Trevor Christensen has continued to push forward with a fresh perspective on music. Pairing a refined ear for melodies, emotive composition and years of technical training, Said The Sky has consistently reminded the world that past the mental confines of electronic dance music sits the prospect of making beautiful and moving music for the masses.
9/7 – Wobbleland – Dallas, TX
9/27 – Gold Rush – Chandler, AZ
9/28 - Time - Costa Mesa, CA
9/29 - CLE - Houston, TX
10/12 - Global Dub Fest - Eugene, OR
8/23 - Academy - Los Angeles, CA
9/5 - Dancefestopia - La Cygne, KS
9/19-9/20 - Imagine Festival - Atlanta, GA
10/31 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
Pianist, DJ, and producer LP Giobbi releases her latest single, “Slither In,” a mesmerizing house groove featuring hermixalot on vocals. Built around a tribal beat and a saxophone loop inspired by Nicki Minaj’s “Chun Li,” “Slither In” is a lush ode to turning up in the club. It follows her previously released single “Dejala Pasar,” a Spotify Fresh Find, in May.
“Slither In” draws you in with LP Giobbi’s signature piano house meets world house sound before dropping you into the hypnotic saxophone loop that anchors the song. When collaborator and vocalist hermixalot first heard the track, ‘Chun Li’ had just come out. “I thought to myself, what an unexpected way to use this instrument,” she says. “I sent it to LP, and the next time I heard LP’s track, she had chopped the sax line into something that almost felt like a chant. It made me think of a snake charmer, and that’s how I got to ‘Slither In.’” LP adds, “I was immediately inspired by how simple and effective the sax was on the Nicki track, and it made me want to go harder on the beat to balance the joyousness of the world sounds, the percussion, the Latin bass line.” The result is a throbbing piano house track with powerful vocals that is pure LP Giobbi magic, destined to have dancers everywhere dripping with sweat.
Fresh from electrifying audiences at Coachella (where her track “Amber Rose” was named one of DJ Mag’s “Top 20 Tracks of the Festival”), and Moogfest, LP will next be moving crowds at Elsewhere Brooklyn with Autograf (7/12), Coda Toronto (8/1, Animal Talk Party), and at HARD Summer (8/4). She will also be supporting Sofi Tukker on the R.I.P. Shame North American tour which will benefit mental health initiatives through a collaboration with plus1, which donates a dollar from every ticket sold to a charity effort.
An all around creative powerhouse, when LP Giobbi isn’t releasing music or performing, she keeps busy as a fashion designer for her own line of t-shirts and blouses called GIOBBI and as a mentor to womxn and LGBTQ+ identified creators interested in the process of music production through her educational platform, FEMMEHOUSE.
July 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Autograf Support)
July 24 - Berlin @ about/blank
August 2 - Toronto @ Coda (Animal Talk Party)
August 4 - Fontana, CA @ HARD SUMMER @ Speedway
October 2 - Calgary @ The Palace Theater*
October 4 - Vancouver @ Commodore Ballroom*
October 6 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
October 7 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
October 9 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
October 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium*
October 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater*
October 15 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
October 16 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
October 17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
October 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater*
October 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
October 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
October 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner*
*Sofi Tukker Support
LP Giobbi is a producer-DJ-music director-synth warrior goddess born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon. Her educational platform, FEMMEHOUSE, addresses the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by using her production skills to empower womxn to learn the language of the studio. When she’s not sharing stages with the likes of Jax Jones, Hotel Garuda, Gallant and Madame Gandhi, or touring the world with Sofi Tukker (while helping run their label, Animal Talk), she’s jumping tits first into the world of fashion with her line, GIOBBI—a line of blouses and tees that celebrates the differences in all wild womxn, honoring the sacred feminine in all of us.
FEMMEHOUSE is an educational platform created to address the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by empowering womxn to learn the language of the studio. With DJ, producer and label head (of Sofi Tukker’s Animal Talk Collective) LPGiobbi at the helm, FEMMEHOUSE leverages her rich network of artists to lead FREE workshops on practical recording skills—covering everything from using MIDI to how to work with vocalists. Sign ups for all sessions are open now at www.thisisfemmehouse.com.
Tritonal have had a massive presence on the electronic dance music scene for over a decade, and this year is poised to be their biggest yet. 2019 has been home to some of the duo’s most prolific singles including “Little Bit of Love” with American popstar Rachel Platten, fan-favorite single “U Found Me,” “Hard Pass” and more, all leading up to the release of their third studio album U & Me, out now on Enhanced Music.
Experts at combining elements of traditional pop music with euphoric dance music, U & Me is a refreshing 19 track masterpiece from the duo. The high energy electro-infused tracks are reminiscent of the golden era of progressive house, of which Tritonal first exploded into. Each song is a feel good listen, and many feature impressive collaborations with vocalists including Rachel Platten, Mozella, RYANN, Evalyn, Lourdiz and more.
'U & Me' is another significant release on Tritonal’s label Enhanced Music, an imprint they have owned and operated for 10 years in partnership with Will Holland. Enhanced Music is home to over 400 releases from acts including Arty, Audien, APEK, Breathe Carolina, Dezza, Koven, Cuebrick, Matt Fax and many more.
The title for our latest full length album, U & ME – is a very simple pointer towards Unity & Love that we feel is inherent in life itself. Ultimately, we are all connected – in fact everything in the Universe is connected. Music allows us to express that connection through sound. There is so much inherent divisiveness in our culture today and we wanted to flip the “you vs me” or the “us vs them” dialogue on its head. “My Country”, “My Team”, “My Race”, “My Beliefs”, “My Social Group” – they all are ideologies people identify with to enhance their false sense of self and can be divisive instead of unifying. Through them, people make themselves “right” and others “wrong” and define their identity through their enemies, the “others”, the “non-believers” or “wrong believers”. This identification leads to suffering. Hopefully, our music can act as a light that shines upon one simple truth – Love.”– Chad & Dave aka Tritonal.
In an effort to support a cause near and dear to them, Tritonal has partnered with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and will be donating a percentage of their U & Me merchandise proceeds to help raise awareness for mental health within music. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
With Tritonal fans being amongst the most loyal in dance music, Tritonal has launched a special competition whereby the grand prize winner will receive entry into Tritonal shows for life. The winner can expect a special “U & ME Forever Card” that is also a true collectors item! For more information on how to enter click here.
To learn more about Tritonal’s upcoming U & ME album, custom merch and tour dates, please click here.
6/14 - Calgary, CA - The Palace Theatre
6/15 - Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub - Las Vegas, NV
6/22 - The Republik - Honolulu, HI
6/25 - Warp Shinjuku - Tokyo, Japan
6/26 - Time Nightclub - Costa Mesa, CA
6/28 - Tom Live - Shenzhen, China
6/29 - 5tardium - Seoul, Korea
7/13 - HQ Nightclub - Atlantic City, NJ
7/26 - Time - Costa Mesa, CA
7/27 - Parq - San Diego, CA
8/3 - World - Charlotte, NC
9/20 - Liquid - Madizon, WI
10/11 - Galla Park - Cincinnati, OH
Known for his signature earth shattering bass and sound, SNAILS is back on the scene with “Jackhammer” (in collaboration with Krimer). Out now on his Slugz Music imprint, “Jackhammer” is an ominous and booming bass track, with anthemic build ups that cascade into a massive drop. The track marks SNAILS’ first release of 2019 and follows his SLIMEAGEDDON EP release in 2018, which featured Zeds Dead, Adventure Club, Wooli and more.
“I’m so happy with how Jackhammer came together!!! Krimer and I live 20 minutes away from each other so we finally decided to sit down in the studio and give birth to this filthy banger!!”
"We’ve been friends for quite some time now and we finally decided to work on a song. We literally sat down for 2 days and we created a lethal weapon called “Jackhammer.” I’m super happy with the song and it was such a good time with Snails!!" - Krimer
Fans will have many chances to catch SNAILS this spring and summer, including festival sets at Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, IleSoniq and Bass Canyon, among others. In addition to returning to Lolla's Perry’s stage for a solo closing set, SNAILS is performing a massive versus set alongside Gud Vibrations guys NIGHTMRE and Slander. The debut Gud Vibrations vs. Slugz Music battle set will be at Lollapalooza Paris just a week prior.
Looking ahead to October, SNAILS is hosting his 3rd annual SLUGGTOPIA event at Red Rocks with Kill The Snails, Rusko, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Sullivan King and more. Tickets are on sale now here.
For a taste of what to expect from SNAILS this summer, dive into his EDCLV 2019 set, where he teases many IDs from himself and other exciting acts. Listen on Soundcloud here.
Catch SNAILS on tour this summer, tour dates below and additional information here.
6/13 - Guangzhou, China - Rave House
6/14 - Shenzhen, China - Club Sector
6/15 - Ningbo, China - A8 Raver Club
6/26 - San Francisco, CA - 715 Harriet
6/30 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
7/5 - Velder Woods, The Netherlands - We Are Electric
7/6 - Salzburgring, AT - Electric Love Festival
7/18 - Scranton, PA - Camp Bisco
7/21 - Paris, FR - Lollapalooza (Gud Vibrations VS Slugz Music)
8/1 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza (Gud Vibrations VS Slugz Music)
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Sound Bar (Lollapalooza Afterparty)
8/10 - Montreal, QC - IleSoniq
8/24 - Seattle, WA - Bass Canyon
9/1 - Seoul, South Korea - EDC Korea
10/4 - Morrison, CO - SLUGGTOPIA 3 Red Rocks
Dubstep stars Adventure Club are back at it with their latest track "Next Life" co-produced by Crankdat and featuring vocals from Krewella. Out now on Ultra Music, "Next Life" has the unmissable Adventure Club melodic bass sound, a dose of Crankdat's top notch production and Krewella's soaring vocals.
Released back in 2012, Adventure Club and Krewella's first collaboration "Rise & Fall" dropped just as both acts were on the precipice of dance music stardom. Now, after seven years of waiting - and with the help of their pal Crankdat - the dynamic duos are back and with much delight for supporters of the global bass scene.
"We've been huge fans of Crankdat, it's really dope that we were finally able to link up and make this happen.There was something about the way the track was shaping up, that it just felt like the perfect time and track to have some of our oldest and dearest friends Krewella hop on and really complete the song." - Leighton James of Adventure Club
Adventure Club are currently in the midst of their Death or Glory tour with support from some of bass music's finest up and comers including Wooli, Riot Ten, ARMNHMR, Dirt Monkey and more. Remaining tour date information can be found here.
DEATH OR GLORY TOUR DATES
4/12 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
4/13 - Roxian Theatre - Mckees Rocks, PA
4/14 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
4/17 State Theatre - Portland, ME
4/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
4/19 - Echostage - Washington, DC
4/20 - Avant Gardner - New York, NY
4/23 - The District - Sioux Falls, SD
4/24 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
4/25 - OKC Farmers Market - Oklahoma City, OK
4/26 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
4/27 - The Pageant - St Louis, MO
4/30 - The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
5/1 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
5/2 - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
5/4 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
5/18 - Global Dub Festival - Morrison, CO
Announcing the lineup for Group Therapy Weekender at The Gorge Amphitheatre, on Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28, 2019.
Get tickets here!
The Prodigy announces North American festival and solo tour dates
Festival Performances at Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter Festival, Sonic Temple and Chicago Open Air
Solo Performances In Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Boston and New York City
Tickets On Sale: Friday, February 8th @ 10AM Local Time
Visit theprodigy.com For Tickets
Stream New Single 'We Live Forever' here
Stream New Studio Album 'No Tourists' here
Iconic English electronic music band The Prodigy is poised to take over North America this May with its first headline tour in ten years. The Prodigy will combine solo headline shows in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Boston and New York City with main stage performances at some of North America's finest heavy music festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter Festival, Sonic Temple and Chicago Open Air.
Tickets for solo headline shows are on sale Friday, February 8th at 10 AM local time via theprodigy.com.
The tour announce coincides with the release of The Prodigy's new single 'We Live Forever;' a track that brings together Keith and Maxim (plus a killer Ultramagnetic MCs vocal hook) over a sinister ascending riff that keeps coming at you, before erupting into a violent energy only Liam Howlett knows how to bring. 'We Live Forever' is a striking highlight from The Prodigy's latest album, 'No Tourists', an album which sees The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1s (no other electronic act has done this). Here is a group who from day one dominated the illegal rave scene, challenged anti-rave legislation and redefined the whole idea of what a band should be like. They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads…effectively reaching global audiences without compromise: seven number 1 albums, 30 million record sales, and multiple honors (two Brits, two Kerrang! awards, five MTV awards, two Grammy nominations).
The urgency of 'No Tourists' arguably appears to have tapped into (says Howlett) a wider need for escapism. 'It's about the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. 'No Tourists' is about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That's what the title is about for us."
'No Tourists' has seen The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They're renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant – as well as their unbeaten streak of number 1 albums - is The Prodigy's resolute focus to always do things their own unique way. The remarkable success of 'No Tourists' suggests that in 2019, the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has also never been more needed.
THE PRODIGY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
May 3 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville
May 10 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter Festival
May 18 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 19 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air
May 5 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
May 7 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum
May 8 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
May 11 - Washington, DC - Echostage
May 13 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
May 16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
'Light Up The Sky'
'We Live Forever'
'Fight Fire With Fire' (ft. Ho99o9)
'Champions Of London'
'Boom Boom Tap'
'Give Me A Signal' (ft. Barns Courtney)
'No Tourists' is available now on digital, on CD, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl.
Buy 'No Tourists' here: https://theprodigy.lnk.to/NoTouristsPR
"It is – dare we say it – touched with genius" NME *****
"Little masterpieces of concision, aiming every arrow in their quiver at your feet, impelling you to dance" Observer ****
"Once again it's a sonic petrol bomb that makes you feel like you've been set on fire and once again, The Prodigy have proved no one does it better" KERRANG
"A reassuring return" MOJO
"Electrifying" DJ Mag
"The Prodigy have still got fire in their belly…The Prodigy are still and will always be the leaders for anarchy" Jack Saunders BBC Radio 1
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With the release of their new album 'No Tourists', The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1's (no other electronic act has done this).
Listen to 'No Tourists' here and 'Timebomb Zone' (Conrank remix) here
The Prodigy have unveiled a remix of new single ‘Timebomb Zone’ from Conrank, which is available today. The band’s seventh straight number 1 album, ‘No Tourists’, is out now, with The Prodigy also concluding their massive UK & European headline tour this month.
‘Timebomb Zone’ is given a visceral rework from Conrank today, the UK-born (via LA and Shanghai) DJ and producer who has emerged as one of bass music’s most innovative voices. In a rare opportunity The Prodigy also recently released the separated musical elements of ‘Timebomb Zone’ for fans to download and remix themselves (all details via https://TheProdigy.lnk.to/TZRMXPR).
‘Timebomb Zone’ is a striking highlight from ‘No Tourists’, an album which sees The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1s (no other electronic act has done this). Here is a group who from day one dominated the illegal rave scene, challenged anti-rave legislation and redefined the whole idea of what a band should be like. They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads…effectively reaching global audiences without compromise: see 7 number 1 albums, 30 million record sales, and multiple honours (two Brits, two Kerrang! awards, five MTV awards, two Grammy nominations). And with the success of ‘No Tourists’, The Prodigy are clearly doing what they and only they do best.
The urgency of ‘No Tourists’ arguably appears to have tapped into (says Howlett) a wider need for escapism. ‘It’s about the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. ‘No Tourists’ is about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”
Closing an incredible 2018, ‘No Tourists’ has seen The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They’re renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant – as well as their unbeaten streak of number 1 albums - is The Prodigy’s resolute focus to always do things their own unique way. The remarkable success of ‘No Tourists’ suggests that in 2018, the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has also never been more needed.
‘No Tourists’ is available digitally, on CD, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (w/ support from Slaves)
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
More dates to be announced soon
Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown feat. RBBTS “Long Way From Home”
Stream here / Watch the video here
Above & Beyond’s first original collaboration single since 2010 (for those playing at home, that was ‘Anphonic’ with Kyau & Albert) sees the production powerhouse of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki link up with prolific San Franciscan, Spencer Brown.
‘Long Way From Home’ featuring the vocals of RBBTS (Anne Kalstrup & Hendrik Burkhard) is a gentle, melancholic wave of undulating melodies, underpinned by the quartet’s rounded, dancefloor-ready sound. Debuted at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 300 celebrations in Hong Kong, the song considers the experience of loneliness that besets many touring artists. Aptly, the first sketch of the track was laid down by Paavo and Spencer in a Melbourne hotel room - a very, very long way from home.
Says Paavo, “Both Spencer and myself know all too well what it's like being a touring musician.
Filled with totally amazing, high moments, but also lonely moments in hotel rooms far away from home. We'd both been travelling for hours feeling somewhat lost and lonely and ended up spending the day together talking about it all. We found ourselves making a song about it all in a makeshift hotel room studio.”
Spencer Brown has just finished a world tour with Above & Beyond, playing direct support to crowds across North America, Australasia and Europe. A star on the rise, Spencer is already a mainstay on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint. The prolific 24 year old released his debut artist album, ‘Illusion Of Perfection’, on the label earlier this year.
Says Spencer, “ “Dream on little dreamer." A message that rung in my head after seeing Above & Beyond, as a fan, in 2014. After signing my music with Anjunabeats in 2016, our musical and personal relationship deepened. We’ve toured the world together. Now, we’ve penned this song - drawing deep from our hearts - about the crazy lives we lead.”
Road-tested and fine-tuned in front of sell-out crowds across Europe, ‘Long Way From Home’ feat. RBBTS is an early Christmas treat for Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown fans. Fans need not wait long for more. Both artists have packed schedules for the remainder of the year.
So, the wild ride continues. Thankfully, where there’s good friends and good music, you’re never that far from home.
ABOVE & BEYOND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
SPENCER BROWN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Breaking onto the scene in 2014 with 'Burma', Jason captured the energy and spirit of progressive trance almost instantly. Catching the ear of Above & Beyond, he contributed three tracks to the trio's legendary Madison Square Garden show that same year.
A studio and sound design enthusiast, Jason’s introduction into the upper echelons of the dance universe was quick and deserved; a succession of euphoric instrumentals including ‘Atlas’, ‘Cairo’ and ‘Coaster’ found support with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Kaskade and David Guetta. He’s rarely excluded from the record bag of Jono, Tony and Paavo.
His Anjunabeats Worldwide 06 mix hit #1 on the iTunes dance chart in the summer of 2016, followed by ‘Higher Love’ in January 2017, his collaboration with Seven Lions and Paul Meany from MUTEMATH that quickly became one of Anjunabeats' most successful singles to date. With touring credits including EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo plus two appearances at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy celebrations, Jason is no stranger to epic dance floor moments - he’s been making them for four years.
Soaking up inspiration from his contemporaries and travels, Jason’s sound has diversified in 2018 - thrilling fusions of proto-dubstep and 2018 bass have informed his recent remix of Illenium, while releases on Seven Lions' Ophelia imprint have also delved deep into fast, psychedelic territory.
Drawing inspiration from some of the places that have impacted his journey so far, ‘Rooms’ is a whirlwind trip through diverse soundscapes, including nods to his hometown of Minneapolis and the iconic Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State where he performed with Seven Lions in 2017.
“The Rooms concept is a representation of the evolution of me as a person and artist,” explains Jason. "Each room represents a pinnacle growing point in my life that has brought me to where I am today.”
Capturing the neon-drenched chaos of a recent 10-date China tour, there’s a frenetic feel to lead single ’East Of Eden’, the swirling synths and unrelenting groove reminiscent of a vibrant marketplace.
Jason returns to Rooms both familiar and new across North America throughout the winter, including L.A.’s Exchange, Mezzanine San Francisco and Sound-Bar Chicago. Tickets for the ‘Rooms' tour are on sale now HERE.
Jason Ross' ‘Rooms’ will be released on Anjunabeats in early 2019, with first single ‘East Of Eden’ available to stream and download now HERE.
ROOMS NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2019*
*More dates to be added
Jan 25 - Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 26 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Jan 31 - Aston Manor, Seattle, WA
Feb 1 - The Church, Denver, CO
Feb 2 - Celebrities, Vancouver, BC
Feb 9 - REV, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 15 - Sound-Bar, Chicago, IL
Feb 16 - The Grasshopper, Detroit, MI
Feb 23 - CODA, Toronto ON
Mar 1 - Soundcheck, Washington DC
Mar 8 - Vulcan, Austin, TX
Mar 9 - Gilt, Orlando, FL
Mar 14 - Sky, Salt Lake City, UT
After a 3 year hiatus, one of the UK’s most promising production forces Bondax are back and sounding as enticing as ever. Out today is their latest offering “Neo Seoul,” a soulful, funky and up-tempo club jam. The video which was shot while they were on tour in Seoul last year, is a charming piece of heavily affected, double exposed visual texture.
Speaking on the track, Bondax said:
“Neo Seoul is the most club-oriented track we’ve ever made - it stands alone in stark contrast to our album. The inspiration for the track is also a contrast in its own right - it was originally inspired by our memories of touring Asia, but the track truly came into being when we returned from a brief visit to Uganda."
Since bursting onto the scene in 2012 Bondax have long been championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Nick Grimshaw, Zane Lowe and Mista Jam at Radio 1, as well as Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs at 6 Music.
“Neo Seoul” comes as the Manchester-based duo announce their forthcoming debut album, which promises to be a perfect blend of live, analogue, electronic and orchestral sounds.
Bondax have also been focusing on their own Bondax Presents: Recur Podcast on MCR live. The monthly podcast features exclusive tracks, classics, special guests and the best of the city’s live music from the Manchester-based DJs. The first guests were Shy Luv, Maribou state and Jadu Heart. This month’s podcast which airs on February 18 features special guest Crayon.
BONDAX US SPRING TOUR DATES
3/14 - Flash, Washington
3/15 - Constellation Room, Santa Ana
3/16 - 1st Ward, Chicago
3/17 - Audio, San Francisco
3/18 - Holocene, Portland
3/20 - Floyd, Miami
3/21 - Zone One, Brooklyn
3/22 - Sound Nightclub, LA
3/23 - Foundation Nightclub, LA
3/24 - Kingdom, Austin
Tritonal is pleased to announce the 10 year anniversary of its influential label Enhanced Music and phase one of the Ten Years of Enhanced Tour dates. Additional dates and support for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Austin-based duo of Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed will be performing in intimate venues across the USA with selects dates to be announced outside the U.S. The tour kicks off in April and has shows in Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland, Boston, San Diego and more. Following a series of sold out shows across North America this past Fall in large live venues, Tritonal wanted to get back to their roots, showcasing some of the best up coming talent from their Enhanced label, in nightclubs this Spring and Summer.
Tritonal hit the ground running since their formation in 2008, having played major festivals and sold out shows across the globe along with six charting Billboard Dance top ten singles. The Enhanced label, from humble beginnings, developed an expansive roster of artists; quickly becoming one of the most reliable imprints in dance music; “the label that delivers tune after tune” (Mixmag).
Through its 10 years of operation, Enhanced Music has launched and nurtured the work of up and coming artists that have blossomed into major headline acts, marking their territory as meticulous curators within dance music, with an ear for what's next. Tritonal at the helm, Enhanced has been responsible for discovering artists like: Arty, Audien and BRKLYN, whilst giving other acts such as Disco Fries, Madison Mars and Felix Cartal the platform they needed to shine.
Tickets go on sale for the tour today, Friday, February 16 at 10AM PST. Head to http://www.EnhancedMusic.com/10Years for tickets, info and additional tour dates.
10 YEARS OF ENHANCED TOUR DATES
Enhanced Support TBD
3/23 - SUNNYVALE, CA - PURE LOUNGE
4/1 - VANCOUVER, CA - SEASONS FESTIVAL
4/12 - DENVER, CO - BETA
4/13 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 1015 FOLSOM
4/14 - PORTLAND, OR - 45 EAST
4/19 - ANN ARBOR, MI - NECTO
4/20 - BOSTON, MA - ROYALE
4/21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - REV ULTRA LOUNGE
5/4 - SAN DIEGO, CA - OMNIA
5/5 - COSTA MESA, CA - TIME NIGHTCLUB
5/19 - AUSTIN, TX - EMO'S
6/1 - CALGARY, AB - THE PALACE
6/2 - EDMONTON, AB - UNION HALL
6/8 - CHICAGO, IL- SPRING AWAKENING FESTIVAL
6/15 - TORONTO, ON - UNIUN
7/7 - HONOLULU, HI - THE REPUBLIK
7/13 - KANSAS CITY, MO - MOSAIC ULTRA LOUNGE
7/20 - DALLAS, TX - STEREO LIVE DALLAS
7/21 - HOUSTON, TX - STEREO LIVE HOUSTON
Iconic tiger masked trio Black Tiger Sex Machine just dropped “Madness,” their last release before their highly anticipated sophomore album New Worlds on Kannibalen Records out on March 2nd. Following their freshly released heavy-hitter “Zombie,” “Madness” begins with a classic electric guitar riff and powerful vocals, both building up and crashing into one electrifying drop slammed with heavy bass and vigorous energy. A collaboration with the badass multi-instrumentalist Sullivan King, whose is on a rapid rise to music stardom as a result of his mastered infusion of electronic dance music and heavy metal, “Madness” is one surefire speaker-rattling track. Fans can pre-order BTSM’s New Worlds LP on iTunes and receive “Madness” instantly.
The masked three-piece recently announced their contest for a chance to win an authentic BTSM helmet, complete with LEDs, two exclusive BTSM guestlist spots to a festival of the winner’s choice, airfare included, and a special meet & greet with the bass-heavy artists themselves. Enter via the contest here.
The prowess producing trio will also embark on their massive North American ‘Ceremony’ tour on their album release day. With more than 20 stops, BTSM will be stopping through cities like Boston, Austin, Houston and more with a new custom stage design. New Worlds tour-goers are promised to be hit with a massive dose of light and sound. BTSM have a new custom stage setup that gives them complete control of the lights on the stage, around the stage, and even the lights on their face masks. This type of setup is revolutionary in the dance music space, as the lights are not pre-programmed to the music. BTSM are actually crafting a special audio-visual experience each time they take the stage.
Supporting the ‘Ceremony’ tour will be Apashe, Kai Wachi, Sullivan King and Lektrique.
'CEREMONY' TOUR DATES
March 2nd – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s
March 3rd – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
March 7th – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
March 8th – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
March 9th – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
March 10th – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
March 14th – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
March 15th – St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee
March 21st – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
March 22nd – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
March 23rd – Boston, MA – Royale
March 24th – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
March 28th – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
March 29th – Knoxville, TN – International
March 30th – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
March 31st – New Orleans, LA – Republic
April 5th – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
April 6th – Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
April 7th – Houston, TX – Sterero Live
April 8th – Sun Peaks, BC – Snowbombing
April 10th – Fayetteville, AR – George’s
April 11th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
April 12th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Jeff Montalvo AKA Seven Lions has announced the debut of his new event series, entitled ‘Chronicles,’ of which the first installment will take place on May 12 at Seattle’s WaMu Theater.
‘Chronicles’ is a concept born out of the world of Seven Lions - a mysterious place that’s existence has been foreshadowed throughout the fabric of the project. Now, with Chronicles, it all comes together in a live spectacle that will usher in an expansion of the world of Seven Lions.
“Stoked to announce the first chapter of my new event series - Chronicles. I’ll be inviting some of my favourite acts to the WAMU Theatre in Seattle on 12 May. Me and my team are working hard on lots of extra touches to make this one special. It’s special for me to be able to kick this series off in Seattle. The community here has always been really supportive and welcoming to us.” - Jeff
Bringing in new stage design, custom art installations, roaming performers, and vendors, Chronicles will provide a unique, immersive experience and a musical journey that progresses through deeper grooves, trance, bass music, psy-trance and Seven Lions’ own inimitable blend.
Curating a line-up that delves into all corners of his influences and tastes - with acts from the worlds of trance, bass music and psy respectively - Chronicles will also see Seven Lions play two contrasting sets to book-end the event’s musical journey. Opening up the room with a special ‘Observatory’ set, Seven Lions will explore his deeper and more experimental side as with his recently launched mix series, whilst his headline closing set will provide the classic peak-time Seven Lions experience that he has imported to festival stages, clubs and theatre halls across the globe.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale February 7.