Serge Devant returns to Kazantip and smashes the new 'Dark Side' stage as a crowd of delighted Z people dance the night away.
House Music Movie – A Documentary
Documentary film: Still + Motion
Thank you for visiting our Rockethub campaign, we need your support!
Deeply committed to this project, 4 members of the team (Director, Editor, Co-Producer & Music Supervisor) have been contributing their time over the last two years to make this film happen. Having already wrapped shooting, we are now at a critical moment in post-production and editing. This fundraising drive will enable us to acquire archival footage in order to finish the film for a targeted 2012 festival premiere.
So if you love house music, or have ever been moved by music -- please read on for more about this project, and how you can help to bring this vision to life to share with the world.
With love, respect and sincere thanks,
House Music Movie (working title) is a feature length independent documentary film about house music, dance and global pop culture. DJ’s, producers, remixers, dancers and fans discuss their careers and celebrity in this behind-the-scenes look at the house music industry. Along with footage of house music in action, the film also captures candid conversations about house (also called electronic dance music) with authors, artists, club owners and cultural experts.
This current $115,000 goal will get us through the crucial phase of finishing a rough cut with archival footage. We have identified the archival footage we require to tell this story. We need approximately 15 to 18 minutes of this footage in order to tell the story accurately.
Any additional funding we receive over our $115,000 goal will go to additional post production expenses (Sound design, color correction, title and ending credit sequences), a robust film festival submission release and additional marketing for the film.
Join us on this journey.
With your continued contributions, we can reach the $115,000 mark and acquire the footage we need!
About RocketHub - Link
1. RocketHub is not an investment or charity, nor a selling marketplace. It is an exchange: community startup funds bartered for rewards from the steering team.
2. It's an All & More mechanism: if we don't reach our financial goal, we get to keep whatever was pledged. If we do reach it, we'll continue to raise as much as we can before the days are over.
Goal 1 | $115,000 | Acquire archival footage for completion of the rough cut.
I would be happy to answer and all questions from potential backers. Please email me at:
Avicii Vs Nero - She Got A Crush On Avicii (Shuval mashup edit)
Avicii Vs Nero - She Got A Crush On Avicii
New Mashup, a gift for 2012
Gunslinger has somehow managed to infiltrate the world of regular atmospheric rock and roll, and turn it into a danceable bit of Electronica that never seems to lose its artistic touch.
Alternative Dance band Gunslinger has teamed up with fine art photographer Miss Aniela to make a video for their Epic track "Unbreakable".
A picture of a new Pioneer DJ Controller was posted on their facebook page. What do we know? Well nothing definitive, but we could assume that it would be a 'light' version of the recent released DDJ controllers. This way they would cover the bottom segment of the controller market perhaps. Looking at the Kontrol S2 announcement by Native Instruments last week, this assumption would make sense.
Here's a video teaser of this product:
Just one month after the curtain fell on the 7th and biggest edition of Tomorrowland yet, festival organisers ID&T have unveiled what is, without doubt, the most extraordinary, mind-blowing and evocative piece of after movie footage you’re likely to have set your eyes on. This really isn’t PR bullsh@t – this is mega! It’ll take just minutes of your time to find yourselves in agreement with us…
Featuring the very best moments of what surely is now a contender for ‘greatest festival on earth’, and capturing so perfectly what the 3-day electronic extravaganza is all about, this 14 minute audio-visual masterpiece reveals the ‘essence of Tomorrowland’ in all its glory and is an assault on the senses like no other.
Describing it would be pointless as no words do it justice. All we can say is that if you didn’t get the chance to partake in the ridiculous festivities of this summer, one watch of this movie and you’ll be blocking 27th – 29th July 2012 without hesitation. And if you think this year looks good you can be absolutely certain that next year will be bigger and better in every way imaginable….that’s just what ID&T do.
So kick back, put your feet up and see for yourselves. You will not be disappointed. It is truly spectacular!
01. Pryda - Mirage w/ Empire of The Sun - We Are People
02. Avicii - Levels
03. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso - Calling W/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Generation X
04. Steve Angello & Alex metric - Open Your Eyes
05. Quintino & Apster - Epic w/ Chuckie - let The Bass Kick w/Boys will be Boys - Rock This
06. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Yves V & Angger Dimas - Madagascar
07. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Rej
08. Swedish House Mafia - Save The World ( Original ) w/ Tommy Trash - The End w/ Swedish House Mafia - Save The World ( Zedd Mix )
Yes! It's really him! Carl Cox joins DJSounds on the show this week, playing cuts and remixes from his brand new album - All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor, in an exclusive mix over four CDJ-2000s and the DJM-2000. This really is special.
Carl tells Dan Tait about the concept behind the album and how it comes on a unique USB key, packed with additional content.
Avicii, Chuckie, Kaskade @ IDentity Festival 2011, Bristow, USA : Live sets:
01. Chuckie & Gregori Klosman - Mutfakta (Chuckie Intro Edit) w/ David Guetta Feat. Estelle - One Love (Chuckie & Fatman Scoop Remix)
02. Chuckie & Hardwell feat. MC Ambush - Move It 2 The Drum (Chuckie Edit) w/ Justice vs. Simian- We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
03. Robbie Rivera Feat. Fast Eddie - Let Me Sip My Drink (Chuckie Remix)
06. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner vs. Daft Punk - Animal Rights Around The World (Chuckie Mash Up) w/ Chuckie - Aftershock (Can't Fight The Feeling) (Acapella)
07. Bassment Jaxx - Where's Your Head At (Chuckie Cold Blank Mash Up)
08. David Guetta Feat. Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
09. Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand
10. Martin Solveig Feat. Dragonette vs. Steve Angello - Say Hello To Rave n' Roll (JB Mash Up) w/ Chris Brown & Benny Benassi - Beautiful People (Acapella)
11. Kanye West Feat. Rihanna All Of The Lights (Mata vs. Laidback Luke Edit)
12. Ferry Corsten - Punk (Sidney Samson Remix)
13. Daft Punk - Aerodynamic (Chuckie Bootleg)
14. Congorock & Steve Angello vs. Laidback Luke Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Babylon Till Tonight (Private Bootleg)
15. Swedish House Mafia - One (Congorock Remix)
The genre-spawning Dirty Dutch label big cheese and former Hip Hop hit maker is never afraid of having a tear down on Twitter to his 100,000+ followers, fortunately for DJsounds Chuckie kept his cool when he spoke to us at Blue Marlin at Cala Jondal in Ibiza.
Known by passport control as Clyde Narain, Chuckie told us how little he has seen of the island in the three years he has been coming here, knowing only the walls of Pacha and his hotel room. He speaks of the power of the little known "Hot Cue Banks" in rekordbox and why he changed over to playing off SD card in the first place. Having moved from Guetta's Thursday night at Pacha to being a headline resident on Wednesdays with Erick at Subliminal seems to be proving a shrewd move.
New hot collaboration between Fedde Le Grand and Nicky Romero called "Freaky". The track was played by DJ Mark Knight in his Essential Mix this weekend and will be released on Toolroom Records. Preview here:
From its beginnings at Strathclyde Country Park, with 17,000 music fans attending in 1994, to the lush environs of Balado in 1997, TITP has grown in size (now 85,000 capacity) and influence to become one of the most important and critically acclaimed music events on the international festival circuit. This was recently recognised when Festival Director Geoff Ellis of DF Concerts was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards at the UK Festival Awards.
2011 will be the Festival’s 18th year and boy has this baby grown up. The festival’s progressive attitude has seen it develop into a benchmark event, held up not only in the UK, but in Europe and beyond. Its inception has led to the development of a strong and sustained outdoor live events industry in Scotland with its model inspiring the emergence of other successful UK festivals, such as V.
Swedish House Mafia Live
Calvin Harris Live
Ushuaia Beach Hotel shook the island of Ibiza to its foundations with its massive, Unexpected Opening Party. Michel Cleis was called on to finalize this spectacle at the completely refurbished hotel grounds and did so in true form, paving the way for an amazing summer season.
Väth is a ruler of the techno world and has been for decades. With his revered label and club of the same name, Cocoon, he has brought techno to the masses all over the world and, most famously, at Amnesia, Ibiza, since the turn of the millennium. His learned vinyl sets included sounds from a vast remit of techno; incorporate plenty of colours, oomph and dancing bait and are always served up with a loveable élan and unbridled passion. For the third time in 2011 he has curated his very own festival, Cocoon in the Park, to take place at Temple Newsam, Leeds, with Ricardo Villalobos, Reboot and Seth Troxler all joining him on the one stage for 11 hours of techno fun…
So it’s the third Cocoon in the Park…. Did you imagine it would be this successful when you started it?
To be honest, we were quite confident that Cocoon in the Park would be a success. It is rather different to other open air events in the UK (not only the playtimes of each act differ a lot), there´s also this special vibe in the beautiful surrounding of Temple Newsam. Not mentioning the brilliant sound system and last but not least the crowd, of course.
What’s the thinking behind this year’s bookings? How much thought went into it?
Well, last year I enjoyed playing with Ricardo a lot. He´s always good for a surprise behind the decks. So I wanted to have him back again. This year and for the first time, we are planning to have a live act, Reboot. Frank (Reboot) is a part of your family, even if he plays for Cadenza ;) Last but not least, we have Seth Troxler. Seth is also playing for us in Ibiza and at our festival Green &Blue, so we thought he´s the perfect first act of the day and we like his sound a lot.
There were noticeable improvements in sound and pyrotechnics in 2010… what should people expect in 2011? Would you ever add another stage?
The past two years showed that we are on the right track when it comes to sound and special effects, and I can promise that we will improve every show. This year we changed the shape of our stage for the first time and also planned to have visuals right on the surface of the tent, just to name a few changes. Regarding the second stage: There´s space enough at the venue. So you never know, but, at the moment, I think it is more interesting to concentrate on one stage.
How does the modern vibe compare to the old days when you had a residency at Orbit in Leeds? Has much changed you think? I am guessing the type of person in the crowd has change – much more cosmopolitan now…
That is true, in the old times the public was a bit more local, but thanks to falling prices of flight tickets it is quite comfortable nowadays to travel to your favourite party, even if it is in Italy, Spain or Germany. Or in Leeds;) Last March, Cocoon did a show in Austria (Cocoon in the Mountains) and two fans from Japan bought tickets. So you see, clubbing is an international thing today. And I really like that, also since I travel a lot myself. In the Orbit times, there was no social network and internet thing as it is present now, and sometimes I think the music on the spot was more in the focus and not what the DJ played two months ago 2.000 miles away… But times are changing, and everything has its good site.
What have been the major developments/evolutions at Cocoon HQ this year? What have been your most exciting projects?
Well, as I mentioned before, the first Cocoon in the Mountains event was definitely one of the highlights this year. I'm also very excited about Cocoon Ibiza 2011, as we are focussing on the people behind the scenes, the heroes of the party, so to speak. Of course, the artists and the people you see in front of the curtain are also a big part of the party, but this season, I especially wanted to stress the fact that without the many helping hands in Germany and Spain (and several more places...), the Cocoon Ibiza universe would never be able to unfold.
After the summer season, I'm looking forward to this year's Green & Blue open air near Frankfurt, where I share the stage with Carl Craig, and also Seth Troxler is again part of the line up.
Is it true you carry inflatable beds round to put your decks on when DJing? Do you find sets up for vinyl DJ are not as cared about as they were in clubs around the world now?
There's nothing more annoying than jumping needles during your set. In the past, the promoters cared a lot about the vinyl DJ's setup, but with the growing number of DJs playing with CDs or laptops, these priorities have moved a lot. Indeed, even on the stages of big festivals, it is sometimes really hard to play when you recognise that the decks you play on have been out of use for a long time and have obviously been reactivated just for you. But even if it may be inconvenient, I insist on my record players.
What is it about vinyl you love so much do you think? Would you ever play digitally?
At the end of last year, I wrote a short essay about DJing as such and vinyl DJing in particular. Over the last few years, there have been many comments as well as discussions on the sound of a vinyl disc (which is, by the way, still the main analogue music carrier). However, no matter how you look at it: a well-manufactured record, played with a good pick-up system on a good pre-amp / mixing console simply sounds better than any of its digital competitors. Vinyl is THE medium for everybody who sets high values on good sound. I could never imagine myself working with a 'sync button', because I would miss the tension and, besides that, something very essential: the fun of mixing! I'm also not a fan of effects and artificial breaks. Sure, some shenanigans with the equalizer are rather normal and can be indeed impressive when used but I want to emphasize that the music I play does not need any post-processing, edits and the like, as it already contains a certain originality and is not only able to keep its character, but to even develop and unfold it! Also as an author and producer, I would not be happy if my song was totally cut up and drowned in effects, I mean, what remains from your song then? There's a big fluctuation nowadays, the DJ acts as the producer and the producer acts as the DJ. Blame it on technology!
And do you ever get the urge to produce more music? If not, I wonder why given you run such a successful label in Cocoon so must have a great ear…
Believe me, I really would love to have more time to produce and to work in the studio with talented young artists. But now I have a little son, he was born in October 2010, and I want to spend as much time with him as possible, so this activity must step back, given the many other obligations I already have as a company owner and international artist. I think that I have a good ear for new and interesting music, but also my team at Cocoon Recordings is extremely important for me, and together we are providing the basis for the continuing success of the label.
What else are you looking forward to in 2011?
One thing I'm proud of is the concert of Ryuichi Sakamoto at the cocoonclub in Frankfurt – even if I'm not able to be there, as I play in Detroit that night. Ryuichi is one of the greatest artists in contemporary music, so it's a great honour for us to have him play in our club. At the cocoonclub, we are regularly inviting guests from other musical styles, especially from Jazz and Classic Music. Last month, for instance, we had Francesco Tristano, who is currently on everyone's lips with his phenomenal album "bachCage".
COCOON IN THE PARK 2011
Saturday 9th July
Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Reboot, Seth Troxler
Temple Newsam / Leeds
11:00 - 23:0, Capacity 12,500
To get you in the mood for the Pryda Friends Arena at Creamfields, Eric Prydz has sent us this great teaser video. Check it out and see the man himself on Saturday 27th August with Sasha, Pete Tong, James Zabiela, Joris Voorn, Sėbastien Lėger, Funk D’Void & Jeremy Olander.