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Radiohead remake Bloom with Hans Zimmer for BBC’s Blue Planet II soundtrack

September 14, 2017
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The original track was remade into an orchestral version for the documentary series.

Radiohead and composer Hans Zimmer teamed up to create a piece of music for BBC’s Blue Planet II documentary.

“(ocean) bloom” is a new version of the Radiohead track “Bloom,” which came out in 2011 on The King Of Limbs. According to the BBC, Yorke recorded new vocals for the track while the BBC Concert Orchestra contributed an orchestral arrangement. In a press release, Yorke said “‘Bloom’ was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark sequel.” He added, “Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series and ‘Bloom’ together.” The track is appearing in a five-minute prequel that screens on September 27th.

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Pre – Order Now Dominion, Vol. 2 Various Artists

August 25, 2017
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Pre-Order Now the latest Various Artist compilation “Dominion Vol 2” available from Beatport.


1.Deep Pleasure Original Mix – GIOC
2.Mi Gente Original Mix – Luis Requena
3.Silly Night Original Mix – Sanna, J8Man
4.About You Addict Djs Remix – Baltic Pirates
5.I Am With You Original Mix – Deugene
6.Bouncing Ball Extended Mix – Beati Sounds
7.Rafa Montejo Original Mix – Neo
8.Affinity Original Mix – DJ Ell Jay
9.Slick Rick J.A.DJ Remix – Danger Bay
10.Exhale Axel Hall Remix – Angelica Joni

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The xx announce Night + Day festival at Iceland’s Skogafoss waterfall

May 11, 2017
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The band will headline the three-day event in July, joined by acts like Floating Points, Call Super and Warpaint.

The xx will bring their Night + Day event series to Iceland’s Skogafoss waterfall from July 14th through 16th.

It’ll be the first time the spectacular site has been used for a music festival. The xx will perform live once, with band member Jamie xx also DJing. They’ll be joined by acts like Floating Points (who will DJ), Sampha, Gilles Peterson, Hunee, Benji B, Avalon Emerson, Warpaint, Kamasi Washington, Call Super and Axel Boman, who will team up with Robag Wruhme as part of a Pampa showcase. Some local artists have also been booked, including Högni, Orang Volante and Trip favourite Bjarki.

The band say they “fell in love” with Iceland during the recording of their latest album, I See You. Since that record’s release, they’ve toured the world and hosted a seven-night residency at London’s Brixton Academy. Read our review of the second Brixton show.

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Robert Miles: DJ known for 1990s hit Children dies aged 47

May 10, 2017
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DJ Robert Miles, best known for his trance hit Children, has died at the age of 47 after a short illness.

The Italian musician topped the charts in 12 countries with the track, which was first released in 1995 and reached number two in the UK in 1996.

He also won the Brit Award for best international breakthrough act in 1997. Pete Tong led the tributes to the DJ, who died in Ibiza, tweeting: “Sad to hear Robert Miles passing. RIP, thanks for the music.”

Singer Boy George wrote: “R.I.P Robert Miles. Very sad news!”

The news was broken by producer and longtime friend Joe T Vannelli, who said: “The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset.

“I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”

His statement continued: “I remember 1997 Brit Awards Ceremony very well. Robert Miles was the best international newcomer award, introduced by Gary Barlow. Miles was the only one Italian artist winner in BA history. “Children is an instrumental and dance anthem, one of the most ever loved tracks. With Robert Miles a part of my life dies with him.”

Miles was born Roberto Concina in Switzerland on 3 November 1969 to Italian parents.

‘Thanks for the inspiration’

After finding mainstream success with Children, he had two further UK top 10 singles – Fable and One & One – and went on to release five albums. He also launched a Balearic radio station called Open Lab, which played experimental music.

Other figures in the dance music community to pay tribute included Darude, who tweeted: “RIP Robert Miles. Thank you for the inspiration, direction & courage!”

Armin van Buuren said: “Really in shock to hear the news of the passing of Robert Miles,” while Chicane wrote: “I only played ‘Children’ 2 weeks ago on Sun:sets…. I wished I had written it.”

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Hed Kandi Strong & Sexy

May 2, 2017
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Warm up to 2017 with HedKandi Strong & Sexy; the ultimate new year’s fitness partner to burn off those holiday treats and get you clean, lean and mean for 2017.

Featuring OFFAIAH, Martin Solveig, Kideko, Blonde, Oliver $, Kyla plus classics from Static Revenger and more.

HedKandi has all the gymspiration you’ll need with 24 tracks and 2 ultimate work out mixes to start your year right.

Feel a new level of fitness with HedKandi Strong & Sexy.

Disc 1

2.Just Say Ashley Beedle Remix KDA Feat. Tinashe
3.Intoxicated 99 Souls Remix Martin Solveig & GTA
4.Crank It Après Remix Kideko & George Kwali
5.Sunshine KC Lights RemixTIEKS Feat. Dan Harkna
6.Don’t Give Up (On Love) Blinkie
7.I Loved You Blonde Feat. Melissa Steel
8.Man Enough Joe Stone Feat. Ferreck Dawn
9.Mind Controller Simon Hardy Remix Ayah Marar & Tom Bull
10.No More Josh Parkinson
11.Sweet Harmony Anton Powers Remix Zash
12.Freak Like Me Lavigne13.
They Don’t Know Radio Edit Disciples
14.Pushing On Radio Edit Oliver $ & Jimi Jules
15.If U Got It Mark Knight Remix Radio Edit Chris Malinchak
16.Nobody Does it Better KC Lights Remix Michael Calfan
17.Stronger Mike Mago Remix Clean Bandit Feat. Alex Newell & Sean Bass
18.Do You Mind essess remixKyla & Crazy Cousinz
19.Raw Piano Lissat & Voltaxx RemixTodd Smith
20.I Believe The Cube Guys Remix 2016 Happy Clappers
21.Just A Feeling Club Mix Nick Hook & Martin Sharp
22.Happy People Lliam & Latroit Remix Static Revenger
23.Down Like the River Antonio Giacca
24.From Me To You Radio Edit Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
25.Hed Kandi Strong & Sexy Continuous Mix 1 Various Artists
26. Hed Kandi Strong & Sexy Continuous Mix 2 Various Artists
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Ricardo Villalobos lines up Empirical House LP on [a:rpia:r]

May 2, 2017
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Rhadoo, Raresh and Petre Inspirescu’s label will release the four-track record in May. g!

[a:rpia:r], the label run by Rhadoo, Raresh and Petre Inspirescu, will put out a record from Ricardo Villalobos in May.

With four tracks spread over two vinyl discs, Empirical House will be [a:rpia:r]’s first release in over a year. (It follows the December 2015 release of Parcul Cosmos, the first album from Romania’s Dan Andrei.) Empirical House, which is listed as an album on the ourown distribution website, sees Villalobos in a laid-back and atmospheric mode, delivering four percussive cuts that may sound familiar to anyone who has caught [a:rpia:r]’s founders behind the decks in recent years.

Empirical House is Villalobos’s first solo release on [a:rpia:r], following remixes of DJ Sneak in 2010 and Raresh in 2014. Stream samples at ourown.

A Widodo
B Bakasecc
C Subpad
D Empirical House

[a:rpia:r] will release Empirical House on May 5th, 2017.

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Aphex Twin shares new demo track, ‘4xAtlantis take1’

May 1, 2017
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He made it “to test out the Poly CV feature” on the Cirklon sequencer.

A new track by Aphex Twin appears in a promotional video for the gear manufacturer Sequentix.

“4xAtlantis take1” plays in the background of a clip that Sequentix uploaded today to YouTube (watch that below). Richard D. James “made it to test out the Poly CV feature on the Cirklon sequencer,” a company representative told Pitchfork today. The track also makes use of Atlantis synthesizer modules—thus the title. It’s the first new Aphex Twin material since last year’s Cheetah EP, which also contains two tracks named after the Cirklon.

Hear “4xAtlantis take1” in Sequentix’s promotional video.

Article / Resident Advisor

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Patricia inaugurates new label, Active Cultures

May 1, 2017
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First up is is an EP from Bill Converse’s new project, Tide Eman, then a Patricia album co-released with Spectral Sound.

Patricia is preparing to launch his own label, Active Cultures.

The Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based producer has put out solo records on Opal Tapes and Spectral Sound, and worked alongside Matt Morandi (AKA Jahiliyya Fields) as Inhalants, as well as Cloudface as DSR.MR, among other collaborations. Active Cultures, which will release on vinyl and digital formats, “has been slowly brewing for about a year,” he told RA. “The aim is to use the label as a platform to not only give myself more freedom to release my own musical output, but also provide an outlet to friends whose music I want to support.”

A new alias from Bill Converse, Tide Eman, is behind the label’s first record, a five-track EP called Animate Objects that’s due out in May. Next up will be a triple-LP Patricia album co-released with Spectral Sound (details for which are still TBA). Active Cultures’ plans for future releases include archival early ’90s productions from Todd Sines, along with material from a new Morandi project.

Stream samples of Tide Eman’s Animate Objects EP at Clone.

A1 Measurement
A2 Animator (Ver 1)
A3 Speak
B1 Animator (Ver 2)
B2 Ice And Dust

Active Cultures will release Animate Objects in late May.

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