Hannah Wants has had one hell of a year. She's held down slots on the White Isle, delighted fans at a slew of UK festivals plus released some bangin' tunes, and now she's set to light-up the Dutch capital at ADE next week.
In the lead up to her ADE set, where she'll spin at the Strictly Defected showcase with Andrea Oliva, Franky Rizardo, Hector Couto and more, we sat down with Miss Wants to find out what tunes are currently making her tick.
Old rave footage will never stop being fun to watch, and we’ve just stumbled upon this incredible one from classic ‘90s rave venue, Amnesia House at Donnington Park.
The 1992 video features some incredible dance moves (read: thrusting and body rolling), straight-up gurning and neon rave outfits, with a fresh-faced Carl Cox in a baseball jacket spinning Bizzare Inc’s ‘Playing With Knives’ to the packed-out crowd.
Las Vegas is hot. The air is hot, the ground is hot; even the decks are hot, with CDJs melting in the sun faster than blocks of ice in the desert. We find Carl Cox at the Flamingo, sitting by a pool in the shade, where it is also hot. Everyone sweats during EDC weekend in Sin City, no matter the hour or the venue.
A server saunters by and presents a glass of cold, rosé champagne to the music maestro. The bubbles glitter in the afternoon light, a soothing sight to any sun-wilted soul. Ever the gentleman, Carl offers us a glass.
Brodanse, made up by brothers Austen and Scott Smart, have come into their own over the past year.
Their record label Danse Club Records recieved the backing of Armin Van Buuren and earned plaudits from the likes of Carl Cox, Skream and Groove Armada with whom they released a series of collaborations.
We’re excited to be giving away a brand new track, ‘Push Me Around’, from the duo. A characteristically smooth deep house number, the track combines a defiant vocal hook with a funk-heavy percussion backing.
Take a listen below and click to download.
The biggest dance music conference in the world is celebrating two decades of existence this year, and this October a whopping 1,675 artists are playing across 100 venues in the Dutch city.
A huge amount of acts have just been announced for the ADE 20th edition, with Andrew Weatherall, Blawan, Derrick May, Move D, Recondite and Clouds set to flex some serious musical muscle. Other acts on the bill also include Kerri Chandler, Prosumer, Jamie Jones, Dusky, Detroit Swindle, James Zabiela, and many more.
For a dance producer, the album can be a tricky medium, with easy criticism being that it’s a collection of individual tracks rather than a record that takes you on a journey.
Respected UK DJ, label boss and BBC Radio 6 presenter, Gilles Peterson, has been announced as part of the first wave of speakers at EMC in Sydney — Australia's biggest electronic music conference.
Set up in 2012 and due to run on the 1st and 2nd of December, the popular conference will also host panels with Beatport’s Vice Present of Artist Relations Liz Miller, Sydney artist Tigerlily, Perth born DJ Ta-ku, AM Only’s Denise Melanson plus Spin Artist Agency’s Rob Woo, with a keynote speech from techno legend, Carl Cox.
For a man who’s been playing in Ibiza every year since 1984, you might think Carl Cox would be somewhat jaded by the prospect of another hectic season on the White Isle. But then again, Carl Cox has never been your average DJ.
Voted Best Festival at Best of British Awards 2014, South West Four celebrated its 10th year in 2013 — but this one is gearing up to be their most monumental year yet. Every summer, SW4's headline acts — over two days — have become probably the most hyped announcements among dance heads in the capital, if not the UK.