TheEDMblog – Top 10 dance tracks – November 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:

Secondcity ft. All Love – What Can I Do? (Ministry of Sound)
Christopher S & Greenhorn – Bubbles (Future Soundz)
New World – Ushio (Abora Recordings)
Jerome Isma-Ae & Strobe – Vila Nova 2014 (JEE Productions)
DT8 Project – Forever In A Day (Club mix) (Mondo Records)
Donati & Amato – Invincible (Enhanced Recordings)
Denis Sender – Cold Wave (Suanda Music)
iTod – Barseback (PR Records)
Mason – Exceeder (Corderoy remix) (Armada)
Nianaro – East (Club Family Records)

The new DT8 record is really something special and Corderoy’s remix of an Ibiza classic is outstanding.

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

Enjoy the music!

Zip earphones

Look at these:

Zip earphones

No one likes it when their earphones are in a tangled mess. These zip earphones might be just the solution. Whenever you are not using them you simply zip them up!

Road testing is in progress. Usability news once they have been tried and tested.

DT8 Project – Forever In A Day

Release artwork

It is always with some trepidation that you receive a new record from a producer you appreciate and admire. What if you can’t find anything to like in the new track? What if it is just a rehash of earlier work? What if it is plain and simple a dud? So I was nervously excited when I discovered the new Darren Tate track.

I need not have worried. DT8 – Forever In A Day is – quite simply – one of Darren Tate’s finest records. It evokes the best vocal trance from the past while sounding utterly contemporary. It is unmistakably Darren Tate while placing itself amongst other vocal trance from the likes of Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani. It may have taken a long time to create but it is definitely worth the wait. This one is really something special.

There are remixes from the likes of Nima van Ghavim, Mark Nails, Azotti and Koishii & Hush vs. Ric Scott. But my favourite is the club mix – driving, ethereal, emotional – just wait until you hear it.

DT8 – Forever In A Day is forthcoming on Mondo Records.

Cream Boxing Night line up

Cream logo

The Cream celebrations at Nation in Liverpool on 26 December each year are legendary.

The line up for the event in 2014 has recently been announced and it does not disappoint.

In the Main Room, Laidback Luke headlines with Dutch dj and producer Dannic and Ummet Ozcan, Tim Mason, Harrison and Gareth Wyn also on the decks.

Gareth Emery, Eddie Halliwell, Michael Woods, Venom One and Rob Harnetty will be entertaining the Courtyard.

In the Annexe, Watermät, CamelPhat, Disciples, Mr Belt & Wezol, and Anthony Probyn will be rockin’ the seasonal crowd.

Tickets are on sale now from the following outlets:

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0844 847 1727
http://www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 4401
http://www.skiddle.com / Tel: 0844 884 2920
In store @ 3B Records / Tel: 0151 353 7027

Speakers announced for International Music Summit in Singapore

DJ & Producer Pete Tong

The first set of speakers have been announced for the International Music Summit (IMS) which is taking place in Singapore on 11 December 2014.

The IMS co-founder and presenter Pete Tong will be there alongside other artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Richie Hawtin, Damian Lazarus, Steve Angello and Arjun Vagale.

Speakers from the music industry include:

Ben Turner (Co-founder, IMS)
Lincoln Cheng (Owner, Zouk, Singapore)
Brendan Long (Agent, William Morris Endeavor)
Chee Meng (Spotify)
Dev Bhatia (Unmute, India)
Frank Cotela (Onelove Recordings, Australia)
Frank Rodi (APRA AMCOS, Australia)
Dr Gino Yu (Academic, Hong Kong)
Hideki Natsumura (KUVO, Japan)
Jason Swamy (Promoter)
JC Ahn (Global Gathering, Korea)
Kurosh Nasseri (Association of Electronic Music, USA)
Mark Brimblecombe (Attica UK)
Mark Lawrence (Association of Electronic Music, UK)
Peter Van Galen (Earproof, Holland)
Ralk Kollman (Mobilee Records, Germany)
Trent Grimes (Ministry of Sound, Australia)

IMS Asia Pacific coincides with Asia’s biggest electronic music festival, ZoukOut, which takes place on 12 and 13 December 2014. Performers at the event include Above & Beyond, Nicky Romero, Showtek and Steve Aoki.

“Singapore is the gateway to electronic music in Asia. The city was one of the first places in this part of the world to have a superclub. In the mid 90s, the media would cite Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound in London, and Zouk in Singapore as the world’s biggest club brands. Zouk’s extension into a festival has shown that Singapore remains very much at the centre of the genre’s development in this region,” says Ben Turner, co-founder of the IMS.

For 3 days in December 2014 Singapore is clearly the place to be if you are interested in electronic music.

More speakers at the IMS event will be announced over the coming weeks.