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Feb 01

Lots of Hospitality For 2015

Ubiquitous D&B imprint Hospital Records has just released the latest volume in their Hospitality series and it weighs in at a whopping 60 tracks!

Appropriately named Hospitality 2015, the massive compilation spans every subgenre of D&B and features an astounding 22 exclusive tracks. Artists making an appearance include Noisia, Metrik, Logistics, and Fred V & Grafix, to name a few, with exclusives coming by way of Technimatic, London Elektricity, and Maduk, among many others.

In addition to the individual tracks comes two full-fledged mixes from none other than Nu:Tone--the longtime Hospital alum who tore through 2014 with the release of his stellar LP Future History and notched the #3 spot of our very own Top D&B 2014 chart with his remix of Billon's Special.

Check out the rest of Hospitality 2015 and purchase this essential release right here at the Hospital Shop.

Nu:Logic - Everlasting Days (VIP) [Hospital]
Royalston - Slimebanks (VIP) [Hospital]
Dexta & Bredren feat. Ruby White - 1993 (Original Mix) [Hospital]
Feb 01

Redondo & Ferreck Dawn Offer Up ‘Something Else’

Spinnin' might be known as the class leader when it comes to releasing commercially viable big room house, but there's another side to the label that is starting to eclipse it's bigger brother. Spinnin' Deep has become a very familiar name on the Beatport Top 10, and with tracks like Dutch duo Redondo (pictured) and Ferreck Dawn's latest effort, Something Else, it's easy to see why.

A follow up to last year's massive anthem Love Too Deep, the principle behind Something Else is much the same. Featuring a combination of catchy basslines, memorable vocal hooks, sublime production, and just the right mix of underground appeal and mainstream sensibility, the track feels just at home in a small club as it does being spun by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Crucially, it's clear that Something Else has been made purely to sound good, and any chart position or major radio play is just a happy coincidence. In a time when deep house is more popular than ever, this philosophy certainly goes a long way.

Something Else is out now exclusively on Beatport.
Redondo & Ferreck Dawn - Something Else (Original Mix) [Spinnin' Deep]
Jan 31

Marco Carola To Play Abandoned Mental Asylum

Techno legend Marco Carola is set to headline a rather unique event in Liverpool on April 4, as Cream and Freeze team up to present The Asylum, an all-day event at the abandoned Newsham Park Hospital on the outskirts of the city.

Newsham Park was originally set up as an orphanage before being turned into a mental asylum in the mid-20th century. Lying abandoned and boarded up for 20 years, the looming gothic building has since attracted the attention of ghost-hunters and urban explorers. Now it's primed to attract the attention of hordes of techno lovers, as Music On founder Carola prepares to fill the venue's open-air courtyard with cutting-edge beats.

The action kicks off at 1 p.m. and continues until 10:30 p.m., at which point the action moves to the less haunting surroundings of Cream's home at Nation in the city centre. Both events are covered by the same ticket, so revellers will get a full 16 hours of music and two events for the price of one.

You can pre-register for tickets now, with general sale starting on Feb. 6. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for the full lineup announcement due out soon.
Jan 31

Tiesto & MOTi Will ‘Blow Your Mind’

Tiesto (pictured) has been through various phases in his long and fruitful career, some more underground than others. The pop-tinged, radio-friendly tunes on 2014’s A Town Called Paradise may have been about as mainstream as it gets, but that doesn’t mean Tijs is settling down for a life in the Billboard Top 100. Blow Your Mind is his second collaboration with fellow Dutch producer and protégé MOTi, and it’s an electro house anthem far more at home in the clubs than on chart radio.

Packed with energy from start to finish, it’s all about massive riffs and even bigger percussion--that style of electro house that channels the early ‘90s rave scene, suited for darkened warehouses, strobe lights, and profusely sweating bodies. Now we admit Blow Your Mind isn’t minimalist tech house. We even admit the little break complete with trap-esque beats and, yes, even an air horn sample is a little unusual--but it’s a side to Tiesto your average club-going, festival loving, underground-worshipping EDM fan isn't going to turn their nose up at. Most of all, though, it’s proof that Tiesto can still put his heart into creating music for clubs, no matter what his detractors might say.

Blow Your Mind is out now on Tiesto’s own Musical Freedom imprint as a Beatport exclusive, and you can view the somewhat bizarre, bowls-based video below.

Tiesto & MOTi - Blow Your Mind (Original Mix) [Musical Freedom]
Jan 31

PREMIERE: Feed Me – High Noon [Sotto Voce]

Move over, Godzilla; there's a new monster dead-set on leveling the Land of the Rising Sun--the gargantuan green goblin known as Feed Me, who is premiering High Noon, a track off his soon-to-be-released EP A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo, exclusively on LessThan3.

If Quentin Tarantino got hit by lightning and was then transported into an alternate dimension full of demons, he might score his next motion picture with the monsterly High Noon. Chockablock full of throbbing synths, crunchy bass, and adrenaline-fueled guitar plucks, the track more than lives up to it's lyrics: "Passengers, this is disorder. This is death. This is size 10 chaos!"

Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, had this to say about the EP:

"After searching through all the corners of dance music and touring multiple versions of tracks and concepts I'm finding it easier to really define where I want to take Feed Me. With this EP I'm moving on to a second album with a clear vision for me and for Sotto Voce. Japanese culture has been a staple of my life so I wanted to bring this into focus with the artwork too, I love pushing for a global feel."
You can pick up High Noon as part of the A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo EP on Feb. 2 via Sotto Voce.

Feed Me - High Noon (Original Mix) [Sotto Voce]