Disco, thankfully, will never die. In this case, we have to owe it to Tobtok to keeping it alive with this funky-as-fuck remix of Parisian producer Montmarte’s single “Out of Violence.” This remix brings all the fun, nostalgic vibes you hope for with all the edge you might expect in a more modern day disco track. It seems the Swede has really refined his sound since he first came on to the scene a little year ago, after having an official remix of The Magician‘s “Sunlight” over the summer as well as plenty more productions. We’re keeping our ear to the ground for more Tobtok and you should too. Use this fantastic remix to brighten up your day.
In the mood for some more disco and indie dance? The latest in installment in The Magician’s Magic Tape series just hit the metaphorical shelves, and it’s a special “birthday” episode. Bring on the groove.
I said it before and I’ll say it again: Northern Nights Music Festival may have been one of the best weekends I experienced in 2014 and it has absolutely been the main highlight of my time living in California to date. If you missed our festival wrap-up you can read it HERE. Since that weekend in July of 2014 my friends and I have been looking forward to heading to the Eel River in Humboldt County, CA (Cooks Valley Campgrounds) for another installment of NNMF. And now we finally have the ability to purchase tickets and talk about how great the lineup looks so far.
The third annual Northern Nights Music Festival is thrilled to announce the first phase of its trendsetting 2015 lineup.
● Australian group Rüfüs DüSol LIVE in their most intimate festival gig of the year
● Chicago trio Autograf performing live in one of their few 2015 US shows
● The highly sought-after 21 year old DC rapper GoldLink
● The anonymously masked Slow Magic bringing his multi-dimensional cosmic sound
● R&B electronica group BASECAMP from Nashville, Tennessee in their Northern California festival debut
● South African powerhouse duo Goldfish, bringing their live “organic house” sound to the Redwood Curtain
The phase one lineup is packed with international talent and the wave of announcements is just getting started! The lineup also boasts buzz-worthy artists like Lane 8, G Jones and CRNKN. Northern Nights Music Festival is still celebrating a 2014 sell-out crowd and is expecting another sold out event in 2015. 3-day tickets go on sale Friday February 20thwith a limited number available at $169 for General Admission and $279 for VIP. Riverfront camping is free with any ticket purchase. Upgrades, including RV, car camping, and Redwood Grove camping, will be available for purchase in advance. With four stages to explore (including a River Stage where music is played as you float on the water) and a Silent Disco each night, music at Northern Nights is plentiful. Legendary past performers include Beats Antique, Justin Martin, Giraffage, Polish Ambassador, Odesza, Zion I, Kastle, The Floozies, Lindsay Lowend, Viceroy, Christian Martin, Mr. Carmack, and many more.
I said it before and I’ll say it again – Northern Nights Music Festival is an event you need to experience whether you live on the West Coast or you’re traveling from other parts of the country (world??). The people, the music, the setting (Redwoods, lazy river), and the art all come together to create an amazing transformational festival. Now in its third year, the festival WILL SELL OUT as it did last year. Don’t sleep on this exciting opportunity because July will be here before you know it and tickets will be gone.
New York deep house duo The Rooftop Boys are bringing us some much needed fresh tropical vibes in the middle of winter with their take on the Borgeous and Shaun Frank original This Could Be Love. This being our first encounter with The Rooftop Boys I was happily pleased with the detailed builds containing layer after layer of intricate and creative noises. The Rooftop Boys really utilize a wide variety of sounds without cluttering the track yet still maintaining a solid and energetic pace from start to finish. Nicely sampled vocals from the original are sure to keep any crowd chanting along to the beat, so head over to The Rooftop Boys Soundcloud and grab yourself a copy of this one for free. We cannot wait to see what this budding east coast duo has in store for the future, hopefully more of the same!
Dirtyphonics returned with a vengeance when they dropped their new Write Your Future EP. The group was able to tackle multiple genres of EDM on this release including dubstep, trap and d&b.
Some of their best work on this EP came with help from dubstep mainstay 12th Planet on the track “Freefall”. This track is a classic dubstep banger. It features a slow melodic buildup with vocals from Julie Hardy that set the tone perfectly for when the bass comes crashing down. This track is sure to be featured in future sets from both of these artists.
You can check out “Freefall” and all the other tracks off of Write Your Future right here on MMIBTY:
Whether you have or you haven’t, I have. In fact I tweeted this very sentiment out today when I was thinking back on some of my all time favorites to catch up on. I realized I hadn’t seen or heard anything from Russ Chimes in a while and because he doesn’t often come to the states for shows he is very much off my radar (hey Russ – can you do your fans a favor and tour here?).
Found myself wondering what @russchimes has been up to lately
So what did I do? Naturally I headed to Russ Chimes’ SoundCloud page to see if he’s been putting out any new material. Well silly me, he sure has! I guess when you’re not touring in the U.S. it leaves a lot of time to bang out studio sessions. Russ Chimes is one of those artists all of us here at MMIBTY have grown to love over the years – whether his original productions, his remixes, or his amazing “Expressway” mixes (RIP) the man knows how to put together some serious gems.
One recent song in particular I wanted to bring your attention to today: Russ Chimes’ remix of “Make Me Feel Better” by Alex Adair. Now I’m not familiar with the original version of this song but Chimes’ remix is something that I absolutely got lost in. The track was posted nine days ago to Russ Chimes’ SoundCloud page and it’s due to be released on March 1st. At lower BPMs, around 122, the remix isn’t a club banger, but more of an escape from reality. Vocals aren’t strongly present, but appear more as looping effects in the background. We hear some classic Chimes piano, which is one of the elements I’ve come to love his productions for, but the strongest element in this track is the winding bassline coupled with plenty of percussion.
It seems there is plenty more in Russ Chimes’ arsenal and I’ll post some highlights below. I’m most excited to report that the British producer has started a new mix series simply called “Mix Series: RC” and I’m excited to dive straight into those.
If you like what you hear show Russ some love and pick up the track on March 1st!
Oregon’s What the Festival will be returning to Wolf Run Ranch this summer, and we’re excited to make the trek up there. This week, the first phase of artists was announced, and it has us slipping into our dancing shoes already. For the uninitiated, What the Festival is basically an electronic music lover’s paradise. All sorts of music and vibes are represented here. Whether you want to get high with Big Gigantic on the main stage, experience an earthquake while EPROM shakes shit up, or have a splash in the pool with Justin Martin and his Dirtybird crew (yes, the Dirtybird pool party is a WTF staple), there’s a little something for everyone. Check out the Phase 1 lineup and let us know who you’re excited to see!
The 4-day festival will be taking place June 19-22 in Dufur, Oregon