The Bloody Beetroots: New Video and Spotify List
The Bloody Beetroots have released a behind-the-scenes video, for their track 'All The Girls (Around The World)', featuring the vocals of Theopholis London.
They have also unveiled a Spotify playlist, featuring all the artists that have been an influence on the forthcoming album 'Hide', released on 17th September.
- Martje Kremers
The Mission: German Tour 2013
The Mission have unveiled details of their German tour in December 2013.
- Steve Backman
Amateur Best: New Video 'Ready For The Good Life'
Amateur Best have produced an acoustic version of 'Ready For The Good Life', with a video exclusively for Dummy.
Daft Punk: Video Teaser For 'Lose Yourself To Dance'
Daft Punk, along with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, last weekend. They presented the award for Best Female Video to Taylor Swift.
They also took the opportunity to preview a teaser of the video, for their new single 'Lose Yourself To Dance', which is scheduled for release at the end of September.
DJ Fresh: New Single 'Earthquake' Enters UK Top 40
DJ Fresh and Diplo's new single 'Earthquake', featuring vocals by another Primary artist Dominique Young Unique, has entered the BBC Radio 1 Top 40 Singles Chart, this week at #4.
Justin Robertson: DJ Mag Weekly Podcast
This week's DJ Mag podcast is from the legendary Justin Robertson, mixing post-punk, techno, house & electro. Featuring some exclusive Deadstock 33 remixes.
- Martje Kremers
The Proclaimers: 'Sunshine On Leith'
Dexter Fletcher directs 'Sunshine on Leith'; a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships.
And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.... Released in the UK on 4th October...
The film will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
22 Aug, 2013
Dave Clarke: 'White Noise' 400th Episode
The mother of all techno radio shows and podcasts, Dave Clarke's legendary White Noise, will reach its 400th episode on Saturday the 24th of August 2013. This longest enduring techno music radio show is seen by global techno fans as an absolute institution for techno and electro and an indicator of where the scene is headed. For the 400th installment of White Noise, Clarke will present a special 3-hour live show in the Dublin studios of Irish radio station RTE 2FM accompanied by special guests, to be aired over the airwaves as well as live via YouTube.
The thrust of White Noise is to cast light on new talented producers and exciting new music by both established as well as aspiring producers Clarke discovers on a weekly basis. Rather than playing the obvious, Dave Clarke programs music that won't have normally be given a chance.
The amicable split up with Dutch radio broadcaster VPRO (3FM) in 2012, and by reducing the show from two hours to a one hour show, allowed Clarke to dedicate more time to create music. Clarke continued White Noise on the Irish radio station RTE 2FM and French online and airwave station Radio FG, followed by the award winning web radio Digitally Imported (DI.fm). Currently, White Noise is syndicated to over forty radio stations worldwide.
Dave Clarke will fly to Dublin to live present an extended 3-hour White Noise #400 show between 10pm and 1am (UK time). Prior to the festive White Noise episode, radio host Will Kinsella will present a pre-show on RTE Pulse between 9pm and 10pm UK time. Alongside Clarke, The Baron of Techno will be joined by DefeKt - an electro musician representing Southern Ireland - and the Northern Ireland tech-sisters L.A.W., a duo who came in first place on the Demolition Panel during the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2012, a panel Clarke hosted. Both acts may count on a vast amount of radio plays by Clarke during previous White Noise episodes. DefeKt and L.A.W. will perform live during White Noise #400.
UK followers can tune in to White Noise #400 to 2FM on SKY & Freesat or online, and commercial-free via RTE Pulse using the RTE Radio Player.
Outside of the UK, the techno aficionado can use the RTE Radio Player. In case you would like to take a sneak-peak into the studio and witness Dave Clarke & Guests, the entire show will be aired on YouTube via the 2FM page and a video version of White Noise #400 will be made available on YouTube the following weekend. The show will be recorded, with a 'special edition' podcast available the following Wednesday.
Keep a close eye on Dave Clarke's twitter channel @DJDaveClarke, where all links and details will be communicated to fans, friends and followers!
- Martje Kremers
Glasvegas: New Album 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static'
Glasvegas release their third studio album, 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static' on 2nd September. Featuring the singles 'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)' and 'If', the latter being applauded as a "welcome back to brilliant" for the band, the album was recorded in their hometown of Glasgow at Gorbals Studio with singer and songwriter James Allan in the producer's chair.
The title reflects much of the album's lyrical sentiments with James explaining thus:
"When you think about night time and the TV's static, I never think about anybody who's got company, because if they've got company the TV wouldn't be at static, somebody would change it. So there's something that isn't quite right. Something that's not parallel, symmetrical, that's out of balance, basically. There are a lot of those sentiments running through this record."
The album release sees the band embark on a full UK and European tour and will be followed by the release of the album's title track as a single on September 23rd. The album comes in standard format and a special deluxe edition featuring a bespoke 40 page booklet overseen by James Allan and featuring unseen photographs and other band curios alongside a DVD of the bands acoustic performance at recorded live in a 19th Century Baptist Church in Glasgow.
'Later... When The TV Turns To Static' is released via BMG Rights Management on 2nd September 2013.
Mount Kimbie: New Video 'Home Recording'
Mount Kimbie have released a new video for the track 'Home Recording', taken from their album 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth'.
Directed by Anthony Dickenson.
21 Aug, 2013
Marianne Faithfull: Concerts Cancelled
Marianne Faithfull has been forced to cancel shows in Lebanon and America after fracturing her sacrum.
Having suffered the injury in a fall in July, Marianne had been hoping to be fully recovered in time for the shows. In a handwritten letter to fans in Beirut she wrote:
"I am so sad I won't be able to sing for you on Saturday. I broke my back in July & hoped & prayed I would be better enough to be able to do the performance on 17th August, although it's not very long, but my recovery was going well. Alas!"
"I have never been to the Lebanon though I know it through books. It looks like one of the most beautiful places in the world. I was longing to play in Beirut & see your lovely city. I still hope to be able to come one day not too far away when I'm completely healed and have my dream to sing in Beirut come true.
With sincere apology & love, Marianne Faifthfull"
Billed as "an intimate evening with Marianne Faithfull" the shows were the conclusion of a critically acclaimed summer tour which included dates in London and California. The cancelled shows are
August 17th - Baalbeck International Festival, Beirut
September 16th - City Winery, New York
September 22nd & 23rd - City Winery, Chicago
Ticket holders should contact the place of purchase.
dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip: New Single 'Stunner'
dan le sac vs. Scrubious Pip release their first single in three years, entitled 'Stunner', taken from their forthcoming album... 'Repent, Replenish, Repeat' out on 7th October.
'Stunner' is also available as a free download, from their website.
Sebastian & Mickey Moonlight: XOYO London
Friday 23rd February at XOYO, London... Electro invasion. Ed Banger-affiliated Sebastian brings his gritty sound and signature remix sound from France along with cohort Mickey Moonlight. Both alongside block rockers Plump DJs. Expect big beats and bigger baselines.
- Martje Kremers
21 Aug, 2013
Jackson and His Computer Band: New Album 'Glow' on RBMA Radio
Jackson & His Computer Band's new album 'Glow' (Warp Records), is featured with an interview on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio website.
- Martje Kremers
Baauer: 'Higher' with Just Blaze & Jay Z
Check out the stunning short-film / video for the Just Blaze, Baauer and Jay Z single 'Higher', directed by Nabil.
21 Aug, 2013
Dizzee Rascal!: 'Stand Up Tall'
In today's Guardian Music, there is a large extract from the new book 'Stand Up Tall, Dizzee Rascal and the Birth of Grime'.
Ebony Bones!: New Video 'Bread & Circus'
Jay Z's 'Life & Times' channel premieres the visuals for Ebony Bones!' 'Bread & Circus' track, as remixed by Liquid Liquid. Her second album 'Behold A Pale Horse' was released on 5th August.
- Serena Parsons
Buraka Som Sistema: Documentary 'Off The Beaten Track'
"The concept of digging was introduced in the late '90s. It s basically going around basements and record collections in search of that perfect loop that you can sample and use in your own records. Instead of searching for old 12 vinyl, our search is based on what is going on in the world right now" Branko, Buraka Som Sistema
Buraka Som Sistema, the hugely successful international band best known for their unique ability to bring an experimental mix of music from all corners of the globe to the clubs, announce 'Off The Beaten Track' a 60 minute documentary to be premiered in September and on a five date European tour.
'Off The Beaten Track' is the documentary that tells the incredible story of four unlikely musicians, as they travel to Luanda, Caracas, London and the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to show how these cities, as well as their sounds, people, colours and movement helped to create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema. With the full support of Red Bull Music Academy and the talented illustration work of artist Kate Moross, Lisbon's most unlikely band venture on a trip around the world and back to the studio, as they bring their experiences home to start laying down the first beats of the next Buraka album in London.
Branko, Riot, Kalaf and Conductor - four completely different guys from totally different backgrounds - took the furious rhythms of Angolan kuduro, mixed it with techno, grime and whatever else was handy and created critically acclaimed albums such as 2009 s 'Black Diamond' and 2011s 'Komba'. Enjoying support from the likes of Diplo, M.I.A., Santigold and Skream, who also appear in the documentary, Buraka share their intimate experiences over the past year.
Directed by Joao Pedro Moreira who directed videos for hits 'Hangover (BaBaBa)' and 'Sound of Kuduro', 'Off The Beaten Track' will be screened at forthcoming dates before the legendary Buraka Som Sistema full live show.
Afrikan Boy: New Single 'Hit Em Up'
'Hit Em Up', the new single from Afrikan Boy is released on the 22nd September.
Two Door Cinema Club: New Single 'Changing of the Seasons'
Two Door Cinema Club's new single was premiered on BBC Radio 1, as the 'Hottest Record in the World Right Now'. It was produced by French teenager Madeon, and is released on 30th September.
- Matt Bates
VV Brown: New Single 'The Apple'
VV Brown's new single 'The Apple' is released on YOY Records, on 25th August. 'The Apple' was produced by Ladyhawke and Kylie Minogue collaborator Pascal Gabriel.
There is a feature on VV Brown in this week's Guardian Music. A UK tour begins on 17th October 2013.
- Steve Backman
Digitalism: New 'Lift' EP
'Lift' will see release on legendary French label, and Digitalism's home base, Kitsune! Out on September 23rd! This Mini-Mix was specially constructed mix of all three tracks on the EP.
The 'Lift' EP will be remarkable release for Digitalism not just for the reason that they collaborated for the first time on these tracks, but it also marks a return to the label that helped introduce them to international dance floors - Kitsune records. It may feel like a homecoming, but 'Lift' continues to break new ground for Digitalism. The duo deliberately carved out long-stretches of studio time over the past twelve months to work on some collaborations.
Collaborations are a rarity for the pair, but the new EP features three tracks and three collaborators The M Machine, Steve Duda and Michael Diamond. The forthcoming release will be a taste of what Digitalism are capable of, but in this instance they wrote within the confides of the Dance Floor but with the expanse and freedom of collaborating with other artists to try and see how far they could push their sound.
The EP opens with the title track 'Lift', a collaboration with The M Machine. 'Lift' is a rhythmic melodic classic, layering synths with diced vocal samples a plenty to give this track an undeniable and upbeat, dance anthem feel. 'Dudalism', a collaboration with electronic wizard Steve Duda, glows with the ethereal vibes of a night about to take off into madness. Rounding out the EP is the darker 'Electric Fist', which Michael Diamond has lent his talents to; it's all dark synth play, vocal chops and pulsating distortion.
In celebration and support of their upcoming EP 'Lift', Digitalism will play nine select DJ dates across North America in August and September.
Kwes: New Album 'ilp'
Kwes releases his debut album 'ilp' on 14th October, which features this track '36'.
Two Door Cinema Club: O2 Arena & New Ep Release
Today, Two Door Cinema Club announce their biggest UK headline show to date at London's 20,000 capacity O2 Arena on December 13th and reveal a new EP which includes three brand new tracks. The 'Changing of the Seasons' EP will be released on 30th September with the lead title track premiered tonight at 7:30pm by Zane Lowe on Radio 1.
O2 Arena tickets go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday 21st from:
A huge achievement for any band, made no less impressive by the fact that Two Door Cinema Club are only on their second album, the O2 Arena show marks yet another leap forward in the band's remarkable rise from the gritty underground touring circuit of Northern Ireland to some of the world's biggest stages - a rise that has inspired a generation of new young bands to hit the road and put in the hard graft to get to the top.
"I want to know how many gigs we have done to get here. We have been quite lucky to build our following in the right way - the pub shows, then the theatre shows, then the warehouse shows. It feels like a huge achievement, it is the thing we have been working very hard towards for a long time but at the same time we feel confident and ready that we are experienced enough and have got enough fans and enough songs and enough records behind us to headline the O2. It will be the biggest moment of our career so far!", said guitarist Sam Halliday.
Produced by cult electronic artist Madeon, brand new single, 'Changing of the Seasons' is Two Door Cinema Club like you've never heard them before. Bringing a dancier edge to the band's trademark sound, the track is set to get dance-floors shaking all over the world this summer.
Recently signing to Parlophone, the band have had a summer to remember with much-lauded festival performances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Sonar and Lollapalooza among others. They are set to play at V Festival this weekend before embarking on an extensive October US tour this Autumn - for full tour dates go to:
- Matt Bates
Chrome Sparks: European Tour 2013
Chrome Sparks european tour begins at Birthdays in London on 28th August.
- Howard Gray
Shenoda: 'Premier' With Huxley
Coming on the 30th September, Defected Records are proud to announce the release of a brand new EP from Huxley & Shenoda.
Huxley & Shenoda are two of the most in-demand producers on the underground house scene and the 'Chatsworth Sound EP' is the pair's full collaborative debut. Long-time friends and label mates on Hypercolour and Huxley's 'Saints & Sonnets', the duo have undeniable studio chemistry and 'Chatsworth Sound EP' debuts it beautifully.
The appeals of 'Premier' are perhaps a touch subtler but no less effective, as a Reece inspired bassline gives way to beautifully fragile swatches of glimmering synths, before returning alongside a huge kick to lass waste to all who stand before it. This time the vocal takes centre stage with one of the most yearningly hypnotic refrains of recent memory.
- Michael Harvey-Bray
Glasvegas: Sampler 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static'
Preview the new album from Glasvegas entitled 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static' here. It will be released on 2nd September on Go Wow Records.
Basement Jaxx: New Video 'What A Difference Your Love Makes'
Here's the new video for Basement Jaxx' single 'What A Difference Your Love Makes' - directed by Damian Weilers, the video was shot in South Africa and features the wonderful Pantsula dancers of the Alexandra township in Johannesburg.
Rizzle Kicks: New Single 'Lost Generation'
Rizzle Kicks release their new single 'Lost Generation' on 25th August, followed by the album 'Roaring 20's' on 2nd September.
Phlo Finister: Featured in Guardian Music
Phlo Finister's track 'Killer On The Road' (D-E-W-L Remix), taken from her 'Poster Girl EP' (Night Beach Records) is featured in Guardian Music
Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013
The Reading and Leeds music festivals, kick off on Friday 23rd August for three days. Primary Talent International have around 25 artists on the bill for both events, as listed below.
The 90,000 capacity Reading Festival has already sold out, of all of it's weekend tickets. Leeds Festival (79,999 capacity) still has some available.
...Big Black Delta
...Sonic Boom Six
...Half Moon Run
...The Family Rain
...Toddla T Sound
...Catfish & The Bottlemen
The Urban Proms at the Royal Albert Hall
Wretch 32 and Jacob Banks both appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, at the Royal Albert Hall, last Saturday night.
If you're in the UK, watch the full event here on the iPlayer.
Nightmares on Wax: New Album 'Feelin' Good'
Nightmares on Wax aka George Evelyn, releases his new album 'Feelin' Good' in September on Warp Records.
Maxsta: New Single 'Wanna Go' feat. Little Nikki
Maxsta releases his new single 'Wanna Go' featuring Little Nikki, on 22nd September on RCA.
DJ Fresh, Diplo & Dominique Young Unique: 'Earthquake'
This is the official video for DJ Fresh's new single 'Earthquake', a collaboration with Mad Decent label boss Diplo also featuring the vocal talents of Dominique Young Unique.
Premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on 9th May 2013, who made it his 'Hottest Record in the World', 'Earthquake' is the first single off DJ Fresh's new album - due for release next year - and also features in the soundtrack for 'Kickass 2', set to be the biggest movie of the Summer!
'Earthquake' is released on 18th August on Ministry of Sound Recordings.
Currently over 400,000 YouTube views.
Myron & E: New Video 'Do It Do It Disco'
Great new video from Myron & E, for their track 'Do It Do It Disco', featured on their new album 'Broadway' (Stones Throw).
Directed by Eric Coleman, and filmed at Cerritos' Skate Depot in California.
- Serena Parsons
Rejjie Snow: New Video 'Snow (My Rap Song)'
New video from Rejjie Snow. The track, 'Snow (My Rap Song)' is taken from the Dublin rapper's EP 'Rejovich' and the promo was directed by Jamie Delaney, who was also the man behind previous video 'Lost in Empathy'.
AIM Independent Music Awards 2013
The AIM Independent Music Awards 2013, will take place at The Brewery in London on 3rd September. Presenters will be Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, and many Primary Talent artists have been nominated in various categories:
INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
...Ghostpoet 'Some Say So I Say Light'
SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
...The Horrors 'Higher'
INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
...Django Django 'WOR'
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
...Ghostpoet 'Some Say So I Say Light'
INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
...TNGHT 'Higher Ground'
PPL AWARD MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
07 Aug, 2013
The Family Rain: Interactive Video 'Reason to Die'
The Family Rain feature in a brand new interactive video, for their track 'Reason to Die'.
Click this link to view:
- Matt Bates
Anna Calvi: New Album 'One Breath'
Domino is pleased to announce the release of 'One Breath', the new album from Anna Calvi on 7th October 2013. 'One Breath' is a bold and confident record that begins an exciting new chapter in this uniquely talented artist's career.
Produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas, USA, 'One Breath' was written in a year and recorded over a few intense weeks.
'One Breath' is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit nominated predecessor. Reflective and vulnerable, it strikes a balance between optimism and despair, beauty and ugliness. The fiery elements of Anna's debut remain, but 'One Breath' is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.
"'One Breath' is the moment before you've got to open yourself up, and it's about how terrifying that is. It's scary and it's thrilling. It's also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn't happened yet."
- Anna Calvi
'One Breath', with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD, LP and digitally. There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP with a bonus 7" featuring two exclusive tracks, 'Endless World' and '1970s Wind', plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist.
- Steve Backman
Edu Imbernon: The Clubbing Bible Cover
Edu Imbernon is the cover star of the August issue of The Clubbing Bible (Ibiza), in advance of his forthcoming appearances at Space.
- Howard Gray
Mat Zo: New Track 'Pyramid Scheme' featuring Chuck D
British producer Mat Zo, now resident in Los Angeles, releases his new track 'Pyramid Scheme' on 13th August through Astralwerks. Featured on vocals is hip-hop legend, and Public Enemy mainman Chuck D.
- Howard Gray
South West Four: 10th Anniversary
The South West Four dance music festival, celebrates it's 10th Anniversary over the August Bank Holiday (24th-25th), on Clapham Common, London. It's huge line-up of Djs and live artists include Decked Out and Primary Talent's:
...Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Camp Bestival 2013
Camp Bestival takes place this weekend from 1st-4th August, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, UK. Primary Talent artists who will be performing include:
...The Polyphonic Spree
...Dan le Sac vs. Scrubious Pip
Moko: New Chase & Status Single 'Count On Me'
Moko is the featured vocalist on the new Chase & Status single 'Count On Me', which is released on 29th September.
- Nathalie Blue