PowerDress debuts new single

The artist known as PowerDress

Torture is the new single by London based talent PowerDress.

After studying for a degree in Pop Music Vocals from the Academy of Contemporary Music, she is now taking a step into the limelight with her debut track.

The tune has been produced by Tom Devos, one half of DEVolution, and fuses 80s pop flavours with 90s dance.

Take a listen: 

 

The track will be released on 24 November 2014 and there are remixes from Pirate Jams, Linier and Mumbai Science.

Torture is the first taste from a forthcoming album due for release in 2015.

Prior to launching her solo career, PowerDress has worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey and Rui Da Silva.

Watch this space for further information about what promises to be a very tasty new album.

LON/LAX FM

DJ Gilles Peterson

BBC 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson has partnered with Air New Zealand to launch an exclusive radio show.

It will be broadcast to Air New Zealand’s Business Premier passengers flying the daily service from London to Los Angeles.

LON/LAX FM will showcase the eclectic music scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

“London, for me, is still the most important and influential place in the world, without a question,” says Peterson.

“The music scene in LA is one of the most interesting and diverse around at the moment; it has amazing history which continues to influence the new talent coming through today. The show I put together features some of the best LA has to offer right now, giving passengers on board a real taste of what to expect when they touch down,” he explains.

In the first show, Peterson plays tracks by London Grammar, Flying Lotus and Little Dragon and speaks to American composer and producer Adrian Younge about his influences from the London and Los Angeles music scenes.

Gilles Peterson explains more about the programme in this video on YouTube:

Pioneer DJ launch KUVO

KUVO logo

Pioneer DJ have launched a new clubbing website and smartphone app.

The new technology, called KUVO, delivers clubbers live information about which DJs are playing where, real-time set lists and the ability to preview, ‘like’ and buy tracks.

Clubs in locations including Ibiza, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Dubai and Tokyo have already installed the KUVO network gateway to improve the service they provide to dance music fans.

“Pioneer pro-DJ equipment is an industry standard for dance clubs all over the world. Now KUVO is creating an ecosystem of networked DJ booths that can share all their track info, creating a rich, interactive experience for clubbers, DJs and clubs,” explains Mark Grotefeld, General Manager for Marketing, Pioneer Europe.

KUVO provides live information about DJ sets and dance music trends around the world, a map to help clubbers discover new nights, a photo album to share experiences, and an opportunity for venues and DJs to create profiles to keep fans informed of their activities.

To find out more visit the KUVO website or watch the launch video:

Dan Slipper – top 10 dance tracks – October 2014

People dancing at the Eden Closing Party 2006

Want to hear some of the best records around at the moment? Here are my current favourites:

Marc S ft. Cory Friesenhan – The Stories That We Say (PR Records)
Team Drop ft. Reggie Saunders – Voices (Future Soundz)
Estiva & The Spacies – Voices (Enhanced Recordings)
Andy C ft. Fiora – Heartbeat Loud (Atlantic)
Wolfgang Gartner – Unholy (Kindergarten Records)
Jack Hodinson – Magnet (Southside Recordings)
Oliver Heldens – Koala (FFRR)
Ralvero – District (Revealed Recordings)
Rocket Jumper – Money (Insomnified)
Michael Woods ft. Lauren Dyson – In Your Arms (AATW)

If you want some uplifting vocal stuff check out the Team Drop and Estiva tracks.

Jack Hodinson is a producer showing real promise.

And I absolutely love the new track by Michael Woods.

These are records being played on the top dance floors, radio stations and podcasts around the world.

Enjoy the music!

International Music Summit visits Singapore

IMS logo

Pete Tong presents the International Music Summit which is regarded as “the premier platform for the thought leaders in electronic music.”

On 11 December 2014 the conference will take place in Singapore, the first time it has been staged in the Asia-Pacific region.

“This event has been created to unit the Asia-Pacific industry but also to educate and entertain delegates from around the world about this incredible frontier, which is finally opening up in a huge way to electronic music culture,” says IMS Co-Founder Ben Turner.

Previous speakers at the event have included Miles Leonard (Chairman of Parlophone and Warner Bros. UK), Jamal Edwards (SB.TV) and artists such as Steve Angello and George Clinton.

Pete Tong has described IMS as “an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favourite party island of Ibiza but with a back to business ethos.”

For more information visit:

http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/asia-pacific

The Reboot Tour

Reboot Tour graphic

Nicky Romero has announced he will be visiting Northern Ireland, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow as part of his Reboot Tour.

After popular events in cities from Las Vegas to Amsterdam and with a plan to visit New York on Halloween, Romero will be bringing his revolutionary reboot concept to the UK in November 2014.

The full list of dates are:

Thursday 27 November – The Coach, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Friday 28 November – Electric, Brixton, London
Saturday 29 November – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester and Nation, Liverpool
Sunday 30 November – O2 ABC, Glasgow

Romero will be joined on tour by the likes of Tommy Trash, Don Diablo and Eddie Halliwell.

Tickets go on general sale at midday on Friday 10 October 2014 and are expected to sell out quickly.