So Damn Beautiful

Dave Pearce and Ben Hennessy’s So Damn Beautiful is to receive a full official release.

The track was a huge success for Polaroid in 2003 but has been given a harder edge in a new rework.

The tune is the debut release from Brighted-based Delirium Records and has received support from Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Ferry Corsten and Above & Beyond.

“This was always one of my favourite tracks,” says Pearce.

“I nearly signed the original to my NuLife label so to be able to bring it back to life in a new style is amazing. It has taken some time but I’m pleased we have been able to secure an official release so we can get this out to other djs and clubbers and let them share it.”

Pearce presented Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 for thirteen years and has sold over 1m compilation albums. He has held residencies in Ibiza, Mallorca and London as well as playing many of the most well-known clubs and festivals around the world.

Ben Hennessy is a promising new talent who has already worked with the likes of Judge Jules, Jan Johnston and Molly Bancroft.

The pair first worked together on a track called Ictus which was released on Black Hole Recordings in 2014 and featured on the Cool Cuts chart.

Dave Pearce & Ben Hennessy – So Damn Beautiful will be available exclusively on Beatport from 7 September 2015 and all other reputable download stores (including iTunes) from 21 September.

Creamfields live stream announced

Yahoo Live and Creamfields are collaborating to produce a live stream of some of the performances and highlights of the festival which will take place over August Bank Holiday weekend.

The broadcast will start on Friday 28 August 2015 at 18.00 and feature sets from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Otto Knows and Tiёsto.

To access the stream visit http://www.yahoo.com/creamfields or the Yahoo screen app on mobile or other connected devices such as Apple TV, Roku and Xbox.

Creamfields is one of the biggest dance festivals in the UK with an expected sell-out crowd of 70,000.

Essential Ibiza 2015

New State Music are releasing a new compilation album celebrating the underground sound of Ibiza.

The double CD is presented by Essentialibiza.com, the ultimate online news guide to the White Isle.

Essentialibiza.com is the news resource for Ibiza covering all aspects of the island with exclusive, behind-the-scenes reports and unparalleled access to the DJs, promoters, club owners, hoteliers, bar owners and island characters that make Ibiza the magical place that people love,” say the producers of the website.

The compilation, which is called Essential Ibiza 2015, features tracks by Dirt Crew, Luke Solomon, Roland Klinkenberg, Mr V and Citizen.

It has been mixed by DJs Jo Mills and Andy Baxter who between them have performed at clubs including Pacha, We Love Space, DC10 and Amnesia.

Essential Ibiza 2015 will be available on iTunes and Amazon from 4 September 2015.

TheEDMblog – Top 10 dance tracks – August 2015

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Ten current EDMBlog favourites:

  1. Marian Closca – Celestial (Pulsar Recordings)
  2. Thomas Jack – Rivers (Main mix) (FFRR)
  3. Jody Wisternoff ft. Sian Evans – The Bridge (Chicane rework) (Anjunabeats)
  4. Above & Beyond ft. Gemma Hayes – Counting Down The Days (Keeno remix) (Anjunabeats)
  5. Suspect 44 ft. Rumors – Right Here Right Now (Trice Recordings)
  6. 3Lau ft. Emma Hewitt – Alive Again (Armada)
  7. Ozuut – Cisum (Original mix) (Monogon Records)
  8. Randolph & Mortimer – Body (Alko remix) (Trashz Recordz)
  9. Antillas ft. Anki – If I Run (Venom One remix) (IHU Records)
  10. Greg Downey & Bo Bruce – These Hands I Hold (Johnny Yono remix) (Perfecto)

The track by Marian Closca is a beauty.

Anjunabeats continue to release some real quality.

And the Johnny Yono remix of the new Greg Downey track is a treat. Check it out!

Enjoy the music!

Celestial music

Tree Of Life is the 200th release on Pulsar Recordings.

It is an album of tracks by Romanian producer Marian Closca and features some beautiful music.

There are tunes including At Dawn, Pacific, Tree of Life and Gravity but special mention has to go to chill out track Celestial which is truly stunning.

For more information visit the Pulsar Recordings website.

Time for a revival of dance music

It is astonishing that BBC Radio 1 have produced this film when they must share part of the responsibility for the negative impact on nightclubs around the country.

The BBC ditched world famous dance shows and sidelined dance music.  They made EDM – which is currently huge in America – dirty words and had a particular loathing for anything associated with trance.

There is no doubt that their lack of support for dance music helped create the sorry state of the clubbing industry in the UK today and negatively affected the working lives of all those people who worked in nightclubs around the country.

Once again TheEDMblog calls for a revival of dance music, an increase in the number of radio shows and presenters promoting the genre and the return of exciting creative night clubbing in the UK.

Innovative music festival returns to Westfield London

Between 28-31 August 2015 the pop-up live music festival Music Cube will be staged at Westfield Stratford City.

Artists and DJs will perform in a custom-built soundproof glass cube with LED surround sound while fans listen through wireless Sennheiser headphones.

There will also be a special vibrating floor system which enables audiences to ‘feel’ the bass.

“We are delighted to be bringing Music Cube back to fans for a second year. Last year Music Cube tickets were snapped up within hours giving lucky fans a chance to connect with artists, sound and bass like never before,” commented Fiona Kyle, General Manager Events & Entertainment for Westfield UK & US.

For more information visit the Westfield website.