31 Jan, 2013
THEESatisfaction: Free Download 'THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu'
Brand new from THEESatisfaction is a 7-track mixtape entitled 'THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu', a tribute to the great lady herself. Stream or download it here.
- Serena Parsons
Wild Smiles: Debut Single 'Tangled Hair'
'Tangled Hair' is the debut single from Hampshire trio Wild Smiles, released on Invada Records on 11th March as a limited 7 inch and download.
- Steve Backman
The History Of Apple Pie: New Single 'See You'
'See You' is the latest single taken from The History Of Apple Pie's debut album, 'Out Of View' - out January 28th (UK) / January 29th, (US) on Marshall Teller Records.
Video directed by Camille Benett.
- Steve Backman
Straight Lines: New Video 'Escapology'
Straight Lines have unveiled a new video for the track 'Escapology' from their new EP, which is available now on iTunes
- Ed Sellers
Proxy: Debut Album 'Music From The Eastblock Jungles'
After years of anticipation, Proxy at last presents his debut album, 'Music From The Eastblock Jungles', to be released in two parts to showcase the prolific underground rave-czar's awe-inspiring body of work. Beloved by top DJs and stadium crowds the world over, the undisputed master of the 'Turn It Up to 11' movement has created a work that harnesses the spirit of pure rave culture, with over 20 tracks that span and elevate countless genres without regard for trends or ephemeral influences.
'Music From The Eastblock Jungles' is the product of an artist who forged a sound in complete isolation, leading him to entrench himself in the middle of nowhere in his native Russia, continuing in the UK rave tradition of his Essex-spawned idols, The Prodigy. Years in the making, it features a massive stockpile of new material, as well as Proxy classics both renowned 'Raven' and unreleased 'Abyss', 'Raw', 'Who Are You' & more.
Proxy now takes his Soundtrack to The Apocalypse around the globe with a truly stunning, sonic live experience.
Photek: Lucky 7 in DJ Mag
Photek shares his top seven most inspiring tracks in this month's DJ Mag, click the link below.
Also check out his excellent remix of Lana Del Rey's 'Ride' from last November.
- Howard Gray
Dave Clarke: Remixes I Am Kloot
The seminal Manchester trio I Am Kloot's single 'These Days Are Mine', taken from the band's forthcoming studio album 'Let It All In', gets the remix treatment by Dave Clarke. After months of continuous heavy duty studio work producing new tunes and remixes under the Unsubscribe moniker (with Mr. Jones), the Baron finally returns with a long awaited Dave Clarke solo production.
Dave Clarke took I Am Kloot's original folk pop version, stripped down the vocals, transformed the single into a seven minute electro belter and made it suitable for the global dance floors.
I Am Kloot - 'These Days Are Mine' (Dave Clarke Remix) is out on PIAS Recordings.
- Martje Kremers
Dave Clarke Presents during Queen's Night at Melkweg Amsterdam
With the epic, sold out ADE edition still fresh in our memories, the Amsterdam venue klinch / Melkweg in close collaboration with Dave Clarke presents a new edition of Dave Clarke Presents, on Queens Night Monday the 29th of April 2013. The Dave Clarke Presents concept reflects Clarkes versatile and progressive musical taste, always on a quest to find the right balance between established names and upcoming talent in the techno genre and its subgenres. For this edition, the British top-dj again managed to compose an impressive line-up which consists of Paul Ritch (live), Cari Lekebusch, Steve Rachmad, Perc and Delta Funktionen, amongst others.
Dave Clarke hardly needs any introduction, the impact Clarke had and still has on the international techno scene with his productions, DJ sets and radio show is simply astonishing. Each week he is on duty in the biggest and most prolific global clubs and his worldly acclaimed radio show / podcast White Noise may very well be named an institute for techno and electro fans.
After a significant leave of absence, Clarke is back to producing tunes again; with Dutch producer Mr. Jones, Clarke already delivered remixes under their Unsubscribe guise for the likes of Boys Noize and Gesaffelstein.
As Dave Clarke, the Brit recently remixed the Manchester based folk-pop band I Am Kloot and his very own techno classic 'Wisdom To The Wise' (Red 2) will see a re-release on Boysnoize Records.
- Martje Kremers
24 Jan, 2013
Maribou State: Forthcoming Release
Maribou State have the following record forthcoming on the 'Friends Will Carry You Home Too' compilation on Catz N' Dogz... 'Pets Recordings' imprint:
- Michael Harvey-Bray
NME Awards 2013: The Nominations
The NME Awards will take place at The Troxy in London on 27th February. The nominations were announced yesterday, with quite a few Primary Talent artists included:
...Alt-J 'An Awesome Wave'
BEST NEW BAND
BEST MUSIC FILM
...LCD Soundsystem 'Shut Up & Play The Hits'
BEST DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM
...Solange 'Losing You'
...Mike Skinner 'The Story of The Streets'
Cedric Gervais: Lana Del Rey Remix
Cedric Gervais' remix of Lana Del Rey's track 'Summertime Sadness' was #1 on the Hype Machine chart last week.
It will be released on Spinnin' Records on 1st February.
Nick Warren: 'Renaissance - The Masters Series'
The first Renaissance 'Masters Series' of 2013 comes courtesy of DJ, producer and label owner Nick Warren. This is not only his first compilation for the clubbing institution since 2001 but his first full solo outing over two CDs.
"The mix was a joy to do. It had been a while since I had done a downtempo mix for a compilation and with the success of my Soundgarden Radio show I thought the time was right for one again. CD1 is a mix of new and old, the ambient mixes are always a bit tougher to find all new material for, and tunes like the Bubble Club track were missed by a lot of people when it was released last year.CD2 sums up where I am as a DJ right now: a mixture of deep melodic house and techno plus a euphoric ending. All the producers really did a great job for me and the thanks as always goes to them" - Nick Warren, Nov 2012
Like all great mixes, it is ultimately far more rewarding to sit down and absorb the sounds than read about them. The nigh on 160 minutes of genuinely engrossing, eclectic music tells the sound of Nick Warren.
There's no quick start guide for this: it involves commitment.
Nick has achieved much in dance music: playing across the planet as Massive Attack's tour DJ, era defining compilations for Renaissance, Global Underground and Back To Mine, timeless music and live shows as Way Out West and residencies at all of the key clubs; Ministry of Sound, Cream and of course Renaissance. In Nick's present he continues to play out across every continent, whilst also maintaining Hope Recording's high quality output. Driven by a continual desire for change, his sound is no better represented than by his bi-monthly radio show 'Soundgarden' on Friskyradio, which attracts over 150,000 listeners to each broadcast.
2012 saw Renaissance celebrate their twentieth year of activity. They returned to Ibiza for a sterling season at Pacha, a series of special 20th Anniversary events in the UK, headed by Sasha and, towards the end of the year, John Digweed, and instigated a new series of high quality mix compilations; Tale of Us, Francois K and Slam are all lined up for releases in the first half of 2013.
Geoff Oakes of Renaissance said: "We've tried many times over the years to do something with Nick and I'm really pleased it's finally happened. Nick's delivered a great album, which gives us the perfect start to 2013".
- Howard Gray
K.Koke: New Single 'Lay Down Your Weapons' featuring Rita Ora
K.Koke releases a new single 'Lay Down Your Weapons', on 3rd March based on his recent experiences in jail. The track features fellow Roc Nation artist Rita Ora on vocals, and comes from his forthcoming album 'I Ain't Perfect'.
See the feature in todays The Guardian:
20 Jan, 2013
Solange: Live Reviews for XOYO
Solange received some excellent reviews for her London shows at Xoyo on the 16th/17th of January. At one of the shows she invited Oliver Sim from The xx onstage, to help her cover Nicole Wray's 'Make It Hot'.
19 Jan, 2013
Blood Diamonds: New Single 'Barcode'
Blood Diamonds releases a new single 'Barcode' featuring young New York rapper Dominic Lord, on 26th February.
Out on Skrillex's label OWSLA.
- Nathalie Blue
DJ Mag: Best of British 2012
DJ Mag's 'Best of British 2012' has some accolades for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: 'Best Album' for 'Troubles' and 'Best Live Act'.
18 Jan, 2013
Kate Boy: 'New Band of the Day'
Swedish / Australian combo Kate Boy are 'New Band of the Day' in today's The Guardian.
Northern Lights EP is out Jan 22nd via Iamsound Records.
17 Jan, 2013
Alter The Press '10 Most Anticipated Albums'
The rock, punk, emo & hardcore website Alter The Press, has published it's '10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013' list, which includes three Primary bands.
...The Summer Set
...We Are The In Crowd
Field Day London 2013: Line Up
More artists have been announced for the line-up of Field Day at Victoria Park, London. From the Primary roster these include:
Action Item: New Album 'Resolution'
Unsigned band Action Item's new album 'Resolution' has charted at #72 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and at #9 on the US Independent Charts. The band's 'Resolution' tour recently included a sold out show at The Gramercy Theatre and this trend looks set to continue as the hit LA's legendary Roxy Theatre on 25th January.
Dark Sky and Breach: 'The Click'
'The Click' is the new collaborative project between Dark Sky and Breach, aka producer Ben Westbeech. It's released on 11th February.
- Michael Harvey-Bray
Santigold: New Video 'Girls'
Santigold has unveiled the video for her song 'Girls', taken from the soundtrack of the Golden Globe Award winning TV show of the same name.
Santigold is also featured on the forthcoming Major Lazer album: 'Free The Universe'.
Rat Attack: New Video and Tour
Rat Attack will be supporting The Red Jump Jumpsuit Apparatus, on tour through the UK in March. They have just unveiled a new video, entitled 'Heartbeat' and featuring Liam Cromby (We Are The Ocean).
- Ed Sellers
15 Jan, 2013
MTV Clublands Artists to Watch in 2013
MTV Clubland's ones to watch in 2013, include a host of Primary Talent artists:
...TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice)
14 Jan, 2013
The History of Apple Pie: Debut Album & Tour
The History of Apple Pie release their debut album 'Out of View' on 28th January, on the Marshall Teller label. Preview the track 'See You', online here.
The band begin an extensive UK tour on 31st January.
- Steve Backman
Tiga: New Single 'Plush'
'Plush' - the new Tiga single, taken from the Mix LP 'Tiga Non Stop' is out now.
Including remixes from Jacques Lu Cont and Ame.
Video directed by AlexandLiane.
Wilkinson: New Single 'Need To Know'
Wilkinson has just been named 'Sara Cox's Next Big Thing' on BBC Radio 1, and his current single 'Need To Know' (Ram Records), added to the Radio 1 B-Playlist.
- Michael Harvey-Bray
Brit Awards 2013: The Nominations
The nominations for this year's Brit Awards, were announced last night, at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London. BBC Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw, read out the list of nominees, which include a host of Primary Talent International artists. The awards ceremony will be held at the O2 in London on 20th February 2013.
BEST BRITISH GROUP
BEST BRITISH MALE SOLO
BEST BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH
MASTERCARD BEST BRITISH ALBUM
...Alt-J; 'An Awesome Wave'
...Plan B; 'ill Manors'
BEST BRITISH SINGLE
...DJ Fresh; 'Hot Right Now' feat Rita Ora
...Rizzle Kicks; 'Mama Do The Hump'
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE
...Lana Del Rey
The Upbeats: New Single 'Diffused'
New Zealand drum'n'bass duo The Upbeats release their new single 'Diffused' on Vision Recordings through Beatport on 14th January, then on iTunes and vinyl from the 28th.
Diffuse (verb): spread over a wide area or among a large number of people... Sometimes track titles genuinely write themselves.
A global hook-up between New Zealand and Holland, this bone-shaking slice of emotion-caked D&B has already spread itself across the planet.
And it's about to spread itself over every discerning dancefloor.
Within seconds of pressing play you'll hear why. Opening with a dreamy synth hook, minor-key melody and distant, inward-seeking vocals, 'Diffused' is The Upbeats at their most pensive and contemplative.
Triplet kick drums tease before the drop then BOOM: the rolling groove hits you like a fleet of magic carpets, whisking you to far-off places you didn't even know existed. Known for their consistent variety, 'Diffused' is infallible proof that The Upbeats can go just as deep as they can hard.
Remix-wise S.P.Y was the perfect choice. Fresh from winning Best Album at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards, the Brazilian's penchant for soul, depth and melodic clarity is reflected in abundance throughout his reversion.
Paying respect to the original, he's maintained the arrangement and hook while adding his own skippy drumwork and sonic-boom hits on the bassline.
Elsewhere we find Aussie producer Opiuo cooking up an entirely different flavour. Pushing the tempo down to glitch territory, he's grafted the lush chords into a swaggering, spliced groove that shimmers and sparkles with equal measure of funk and stomp. A true schooling in tempo-flexing, you can file this re-rub under 'special'.
'The Undertaker' finishes the set, and does so with a knowing nod. An all-out sonic shocker, if you've picked up on their previous work for Bad Taste, Lifted, Ganja-Tek, or indeed their collaborative work with Vision bosses Noisia, then you'll be well aware of the duo's darker dance capabilities. Growling and grizzling with perfectly measured menace, 'Undertaker' will pile-drive your floor into submission with true distinction.
We've said it before but we'll say it again... Sometimes track titles genuinely write themselves.
- Nick Reddick
09 Jan, 2013
Boy Kid Cloud: Free Download
Fresh off the back of his NYE show for UKF at London's Brixton Academy, Boy Kid Cloud opens his account for 2013 with a second cover demonstrating his vocal and production talents. Download 'Show Me Love' (Robin S cover) for free from Soundcloud.
Watch out for news of a new EP forthcoming on Gemini and Inspector Dubplate's Inspected Records this March.
- Nick Reddick
Django Django: New Video 'Hand of Man'
New video from Django Django is for 'Hand of Man', made by their drummer David Maclean and his brother, BAFTA award-winning director John Maclean. The track is taken from their self-titled debut album.
See Django Django on tour in the UK from February.
Jaymo & Andy George: iTunes Dance Compilation of the Year
Jaymo & Andy George's compilation album 'Moda Black' has been awarded 'iTunes Dance Compilation of the Year' for 2012.
- Laetitia Descouens
Zombie Nation: New Video 'Level'
New video from Zombie Nation, for the track 'Level', taken from his latest album 'RGB' on Turbo Recordings.
- Laetitia Descouens
08 Jan, 2013
Bebe Black: New Band of the Day & New EP
Bebe Black was 'New Band of the Day' in yesterday's The Guardian. Her 'Deathwish EP', will be released by Columbia Records on 21st January.
- Peter Elliott
Radio 1 Essential Mix: Future Stars of 2013
Pete Tong from BBC Radio One's Essential Mix show, has chosen Decked out DJs Perseus and Jonas Rathsman, from the French Express label as his 'Future Stars of 2013'. Their two hour mix for his show, also features tracks/remixes by Isaac Tichauer, Chris Malinchak and Moon Boots.
Listen on the iPlayer until 1st February.
04 Jan, 2013
From The Guardian
Only January 4th, and already plenty of mentions for Primary Talent International artists in The Guardian.
Azealia Banks new track 'BBD'
Phantom new song 'Kisses' premiered.
Atlas Genius were Thursdays' 'New Band of the Day'
Holy Ship! Electronic Music Festival at Sea
Holy Ship! sets sail on Friday from Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a whole host of Decked Out and Primary DJ talent on board. The sixteen deck ship, will spend five days cruising the Caribbean, with non-stop party sessions and special events, like DJ classes from A-Trak.
Manning the decks will be:
...Justice (DJ Set)
Lana Del Rey: UK's #4 Best Selling Album
Lana Del Rey's debut album 'Born To Die' was the UK's fourth best selling albums of 2012, moving 719,000 copies.
Django Django: Artrocker Cover Stars
Django Django were the cover stars of December's Artrocker magazine, after winning their awards 'Band of the Year' and 'Album of the Year'.
See Django Django on tour throughout the UK in February.
Dizzee Rascal!: New Single 'Bassline Junkie'
Dizzee Rascal! releases his new single 'Bassline Junkie' today on Dirtee Stank.
Taken from 'The Mixtape Vol.2', which came out in December, 'Bassline Junkie' features a a eye-wateringly funny video.
Azealia Banks: New Track 'BBD'
Azealia Banks has issued a taster track for her forthcoming album 'Broke With Expensive Taste', due out in February... in the form of 'BBD'. She describes it as "It's Trap, but it's Rave. it's Banjee, But still a lil classy".
- Matt Bates