Thursday, February 28, 2013
MOBILEE BACK TO BACK VOL. 7
presented by Rodriguez Jr.
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Mobilee Back To Back Vol. 7 - presented by Rodriguez Jr.
After his first album, "Bittersweet" came out on mobilee in 2011, Rodriguez Jr. became the fastest growing name on the imprint to boot. But the buck doesn't stop at one album, a few singles on mobilee and several other releases on the likes of Mothership and Systematic. When he's not cranking out solid live sets on the international club circuit, blowing up rooftop parties or filling up festival stages, this ambitious French producer commits to some serious time in the studio where he recently wrapped up his latest compilation for the mobilee "back to back" series.
Inheriting the honours from last year's "back to back" artist duo, Pan-Pot, Rodriguez Jr. knew the boys raised the bar high this year. As always, CD1 unravels 11 tracks hand-selected by His Majesty including recent hits such as "Good Times", "Black Mamba", "White Fiction", "Scenario", "Something That's For Life" and more. CD2 unmasks nine exclusive "back to back vol. 7" tracks, produced in collaboration with Anja Schneider, Pan-Pot Tassilo, And.Id, Sebo K, Ray Okpara and Safeword. The featured mobilee artists contributed by throwing in a few loops, stirring in extra sounds and dropping a few beats as Rodriguez Jr. polished them shiny. Volume 7 is the most colorful and eclectic "back to back" yet.
For a solid 10 hours a day, Mateu manifests Rodriguez Jr. in his MLab Mk5 studio, which brims with vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear. Acclaimed Rodriguez Jr. releases for imprints such as Mothership, Boxer Records and Giant Wheels, prefaced the quirky melodies of his bass-driven house hit Princess Guacamole for mobilee records, and the tropical techno of Kids of Hula for it’s sister label Leena Music. Drawing both pleasure and inspiration from live performance, Rodriguez Jr. relishes the opportunity to realize his project on the stage, and has done extensively throughout Europe and America during some of his most acclaimed shows at Tomorrowland in Belgium, ADE in Amsterdam, Sonar Off in Barcelona, Showcase in Paris, Watergate in Berlin, Hardpop in Juarez and Kristal in Bucharest. A heavy milestone was passed when his first-ever solo album titled „Bittersweet“ was released on Mobilee Records in 2012.
Audio CD 1 & CD 2
Just when we thought the world was going to end as we knew it in 2012, mobilee stayed afloat with some soild releases confirmed by Rodriguez Jr. on CD 1. Ray Okpara left some memorable impressions on his album, “Good Times”, Pan-Pot dropped a double-headed bomb with “White Noise”, And.Id went bold with raw, unedited studio recordings when he released his “Live Cuts” and Sebo K introduced a new string of parties with “Scenario”.
CD 2 will blow you away with „Hartwood“, Rodriguez Jr’s biggest hit to date. With a series of alternating and repetitive keyboard strokes and soulful lyrics bouncing on a thick velvet cushion of rich background base, this number is guaranteed to appeal to the industry’s most respected players while the ironically titled, “Henry & Lars” takes form in a very cuddly story that took place at BPM Festival in Mexico as Anja’s little guy and a stuffed animal named “Lars” found love and friendship in a little girl and her gay stuffed-animal she called “Henry”. And so the story went on…
To add the necessary, finishing touches to “O Amor”, Rodriguez Jr. and Tassilo pulled the office chair wheels from right under the their favorite booker, clapped some headphones over the top of his head, propped him in front of a recording mic and voilà!, mobilee has le nueva cantante de house music! It’s no secret that the man behind the mobilee booking front had a soulful side to him – it was just a matter of time before Diego was to reconnect to his Mexican roots and sing about the odyssey of love.
Taking the set to a deeper level, “Roads”, is a joint effort between Rodriguez Jr. and a certain Greek Pharaoh whom you might recognize from his tender trumpet calls. And.id is full heart out as the duo deliver a tragically upbeat number that rounds off a sentimental theme.
The track list goes on with a surprise collaboration from San Francisco buddy, Safeword, plus a new interpretation of Sebo K’s classic hit „Rancho Relaxo“.
What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make in the music industry?
I like being in my studio, experimenting new things or basically playing the piano for hours while looking for the perfect three notes. I wish I could bring electronic music to a wider audience without dealing with commercial shit. I don't want to do music for specialists. Regarding my work, I am also very excited about traveling – being on the road is like a very addictive drug even though it’s sometimes a pain in the ass to deal with delayed flights and jetlag.
Summarize the recording of back 2 back Vol. 7 in less than 10 words. RJ: Some kind of huge jam session!
What’s next for Rodriguez Jr.?
I am working on my new live set-up, with a lot of improvements. It will be even more 'live', including more machines and keyboard. I think we still have a lot of things to invent and develop about performing dance music.
CD 1 – Rodriguez Jr.´s best of mobilee 2012 selection
1. Ray Okpara - Good Times
2. And.Id - Black Mamba
3. Rodriguez Jr. - Ocean Drive
4. Re.You - Junction
5. Ray Okpara - Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
6. Pan-Pot - White Fiction
7. David Labeij - AEM
8. And.Id - Live Cuts Vol. 1 - Cut 3
9. Sebo K - Scenario
10. Safeword - My Love
11. Anja Schneider - Something That´s for Life feat. Cari Golden
CD 2 – Rodriguez Jr. back to back collab album
1. Rodriguez Jr. & And.Id - Roads
2. Rodriguez Jr. - Manama
3. Rodriguez Jr. - Hartwood
4. Rodriguez Jr. & Sebo K & Anja Schneider - Rancho Anthemo
5. Rodriguez Jr. & Safeword - Nuages
6. Rodriguez Jr. & Ray Okpara - Ghetto Blaster
7. Rodriguez Jr. & Tassilo - O Amor feat. Diego Gibbs
8. Rodriguez Jr. & Anja Schneider - Henry & Lars
9. Rodriguez Jr. - Leaving Quintana Roo
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Sonny Fodera has established himself as one of the world's fastest-rising house DJs and producers. What better way to show his love for house music than by dropping his first original artist album "Moving Forward" on Chicago's premiere house label Cajual Records. The album features vocalists Dajae, Amber Jolene, Russoul, Ari Lourdes, Cajmere, Walter Phillips & Justin Chalice. In addition, there are hot collaborations with DJs Gene Farris and Deep City Soul. The pre-release "It's Done" EP, has quickly gained the support of some of the biggest names in the business and paved the way for "Moving Forward". This album clearly displays Sonny's love for the original roots of house music while keeping it fresh for today's generation of house heads. Enjoy!
"This album has been about a year in the making. I met Cajmere in 2012 in Miami at the Traxsource party WMC. I recently did a remix for Cajual Records for a Gene Farris, Russoul track called "Dance Warriors". Cajmere told me he wanted to get me to do some more stuff for the label. Over the last year we have become pretty close, working on a few tracks and after 2 EP's we both agreed it was time to do this album. Incorporating the talent at Cajual/Chicago & my artist connections worldwide, "Moving Forward" is the final product." – Sonny Fodera
Born and raised in Australia, but now based in Europe. Sonny Fodera started producing music at a young age. He has established himself as one of Australia’s premier deep house DJs and producers, artist/remixer. As a DJ, his signature sound showcases smooth technical wizardry combined with a music selection geared to satisfy even the most discerning house music listeners.
1: All The Things ft. Ari Lourdes
2: You're The One ft. Cajmere
3: My Heart Is Singing ft. Dajae
4: Turn Down w/ Gene Farris
5: How Quick ft. Amber Jolene
6: Make Me Feel w/Deep City Soul
7: You Ain't For Real ft. Kim Swift
8: Just Like ft. Walter Phillips
9: With This Love ft. Amber Jolene
10: Caviar Dreams ft. Russoul
11: One & Only w/ Cajmere ft. Ari Lourdes
12: Stuck ft. Justin Chalice
13: Do You Know
14: Mo Fish In Da Sea
15: Putting It Down
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Francesco Tristano returns to play Live at Fabric on Friday 2nd March.
Info here:--> http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/700
Luxembourg born pianist and composer, Francesco Tristano, has created rising fascination in recent years. From playing live (electronic show) in the world’s best clubs to playing live in classical concert venues, Tristano’s wide repertoire spans baroque, classical contemporary, and electronic music and reflects his experience and playing ability. Purists of the classical and techno camps agree that they don't know what to do with the young musician who refuses to stick to the rules.
Everything Tristano does is an expression of an open-minded attitude that refuses to accept stylistic borders and constrictions. A way of thinking that attracted Carl Craig to invite him to play live alongside himself and Moritz Von Oswald, performing at prestigious venues like London’s Southbank Centre, Vienna Opera House and Amsterdam’s ADE event. He is also part of Aufgang - They blend 2 grand pianos, live drums, and techno-inspired electronics into invigorating displays of virtuosity, which evoke the Club and the Classical without really belonging to either one, their second album ‘Istiklaliya’ is released on InFine in April, check the opening track here: http://www.infine-music.com/news/286/aufgang-new-album. In 2012, Tristano was featured on Mirko Loko’s Visionquest release ‘Timeline’ (check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkMtMZnRRSA) and earlier this year released solo EP 'Ground Bass' on Deutsche Grammophon with remixes by Brandt Brauer Frick and Kirk Degiorgio. http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/cat/single?sort=newest_rec&PRODUCT_NR=4810015&SearchString=tristano&UNBUYABLE=1&per_page=50&flow_per_page=50&presentation=flow
For Tristano’s solo live show, which he has showcased in such venues as Space Ibiza, Rex Paris, Moog Barcelona:
Watergate Berlin, Unit Tokyo, Trouw Amsterdam and Deep Space in New York, Tristano will play Fabric Room 1 on March 2nd, bringing along a new live set up including 4 analogue and digital synths, 32 channel sound card, live sound processing, MIDI and audio sequencing. The show will be, as always with Tristano, completely live and will include his track ‘The Melody’ and his version of Derrick May’s ‘Strings Of Life’
Check www.francescotristano.com for full Francesco Tristano history, discography and for news on upcoming perforamnes including Amsterdam, Sonar Barcelona, Cocorico, duet performances with Moritz Von Oswald (Basel, Berlin) and classical recitals.
Interview and mix with Marc Romboy on Groove talking about new collaborative album ‘Taiyo’ with Ken Ishii
Saturday, February 23, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This mini break is specially designed for those who want to jet over and rejuvenate with the splendour of the Sankeys opening parties, experience 48 hours of the world’s top DJs, catch a few rays and set to the sea with the Sankeys Boat Party, while having all accommodation covered at the Beach front hotel - Jet apartments. Only £130 per person including accommodation and entry to all events.
Sankeys Ibiza 3D - 2013 Opening Parties announcement
Opening Fiestas on May 23rd AND May 24th - guests including in alphabetical order:
Cajmere, Darius Syrossian, David August, Finnebassen, H.O.S.H, Mosca, Nina Kraviz, Shadow Child, Solomun, Steve Lawler, Waze & Odyssey + more.
“People ask what is Sankeys 3D. Well it is our 3rd year and therefore we are into the 3rd dimension of the club. Obviously we had an amazing season last year, so we need to come out this summer all guns blazing. We are again making quite a few changes around the club as we grow towards an organic development of the venue. We will be totally transforming The Box as we put in a brand new sound system designed by New York’s Anthem Productions set to blow your mind as we reconfigure the room with a 3D element. The opening parties are just the beginning of it all, but wait until you hear about the rest of the programme we have at Sankeys this summer to be announced throughout February. I am so excited that I am about to burst and want to tell you all now, but I can’t…” – David Vincent
On the back of a stunning second season last year that saw it become the go-to spot for cutting edge club sounds and raucous party vibes thanks to residencies from Enzo Siragusa’s Fuse, Solomun’s Diynamic Neon Nights, Steve Lawler’s VIVa Warriors and of course Carnival, Sankeys Ibiza returns for 2013 ripe and ready to deliver their finest summer of events to date.
Dishing up the finest shades of house, techno and electronica, proceedings will be kicked off with a double dose of opening parties in late May.
The new 2013 season of VIVa Warriors will see multi-award winning Steve Lawler further emphasize his pivotal role on the island of Ibiza over the last 15 years, where his bold musical dexterity and underground attitude is now securely installed in the Sankeys Basement ready to lead his suitably impressive array of Warriors talent.
He will be supported by Darius Syrossian who is an essential addition to the line-up, while the on-point Nina Kraviz also returns after a superb performance at last year’s closing parties. Joining them will be Mosca, Shadow Child and Waze & Odyssey, who’ll each bring their own take on house and electronica to the first opening party.
In Spektrum Troupe Records will be hosting the hotly-tipped Finnebassen who’ll be making his Sankeys Ibiza debut after being the most requested artist in a Facebook poll asking fans who should play at the opening parties. Indeed, the Norwegian’s form was too good to ignore thanks to last year’s dancefloor bombs ‘If You Only Knew’ and ‘Touching Me’. Playing alongside him is emerging DJ/producer Charlie Banks, whose pin-sharp EPs for Hypercolour and Dirty Crew Recordings belie his 19 years of age.
Day two sees the hugely anticipated return of Diynamic boss Solomun, inarguably one of the world’s hottest DJs and producers having scooped a multitude of awards. The big man has a sixth sense for bringing the party and will be getting the Sankeys basement jumping alongside fellow label mates H.O.S.H and David August.
The legendary Cajmere will also be gracing the disco with his presence, after king-hitting dancefloors during two superb performances last year, during Radio 1’s Weekend in Ibiza recorded live at the club, and part two of the classic closing party in October. Adding a more percussive shade of house to the brew is Just Be (Bushwacka!) who delivers every time he plays, while U Wanna Escape’s Luis Groove and Alex Picone join the line-up alongside the highly touted Antonio Piacquadio, a regular at Sankeys Manchester and soon to be resident of Sankeys NY, which is set to open this summer.
With the club set to formally announce its seven weekly residencies throughout February and plenty of surprises in store, Sankey Ibiza 2013 is only just warming up for what’s destined to be its biggest season to date.
Thursday 23 May - Opening Party 1: Steve Lawler, Nina Kraviz, Finnebassen, Mosca, Darius Syrossian, Shadow Child, Waze & Odyssey, Charlie Banks, Jonathan Cowan.
Friday 24 May - Opening Party 2: Solomun, H.O.S.H., David August, Cajmere, Just Be (Bushwacka!), Alex Picone, Bones, Antonio Piacquadio, Luis Groove.
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Carrer de les Alzines 5, Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza
10.00-Late each night
Early bird tickets 30 Euros per event or 49 Euros for both nights on sale till the end of February.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Exclusive DJ Mag stream of Taiyo ahead of its release next Friday :)