Have you been looking for something new to listen to, but still want an old-school feel of that sweet ol’ funk? Then you will love the smooth sounds of the “Nu-Sion” band Kung Fu. The band hails from Connecticut and will be headlining at the Brooklyn Bowl this Thursday, May 16th. Although this band has a strong emphasize on funk, this is not your typical funk band. Kung Fu, a quintet of highly-talented musicians, constructed the feel of the legendary genre with some new age sounds to create an electro-band fusion that will have music-lovers craving for more.
If you haven’t yet been to Atlantic City or seen DJs VICE and Doug Grayson behind the decks then now is certainly the time. Arguably the most luxurious Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, Borgata boasts 2,000 guest rooms overlooking the water, 182 gaming tables, and 4 signature nightlife experiences for its lively crowd. On Saturday, May 18th, their premiere nightclub mur.mur gets a serious upgrade as the hotel reveals a fresh new look for the space. mur.mur will have a brand new color scheme to accompany its carpeting, drapery and lighting. (We love those pink laser beams on the dance floor).
Founded by the late great Jam Master Jay, Scratch DJ Academy began with the goal of making it easier to become a DJ and learn the art form. Jay figured if jazz could be successfully taught at every major university around the world then why not DJing? First based in NY, Scratch DJ Academy went on to open locations in Los Angeles, Miami, and recently Chicago. Originally only teaching the art of DJing, Scratch DJ Academy added music production to its course offerings. Now Scratch has partnered with legendary producer Ski Beatz (producer for Jay Z, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Curren$y, and more) to create Karate School Production Class with Ski Beatz. The one of a kind class aims to teach students how to make beats and samples on Native Instruments' groundbreaking groove production system Maschine. Joonbug was lucky enough to get a taste of what the class has to offer in an exclusive teaching session with the master.
Nigerian-born beauty Nicole Moudaber is no stranger to house music. From her upbringing in the underground house scenes of New York City and London, to her experience playing to internationally acclaimed dance floors, the "Queen" can safely be called an expert in the field. Hot off the launch of her record label, Mood, Moudaber slammed fans with the release of her Believe album, a stunning audio journey that draws inspiration from Moudaber's life and musical growth. In celebration and support of Believe, Moudaber has embarked on a tour that now makes a stop in hot Miami. On May 9th, the Queen will bring her signature "sleazy-house" dark and deep sounds to the legendary Mansion Nightclub in Miami.
If you're unable to jetset to Miami you can listen to the Believe LP here:
This isn’t the first time Chicane and Ferry Corsten have joined forces. This is, however, the first time we’ve seen the two EDM pioneers include the very talented singer Christian Burns. The addition of Burns’ vocals to “One Thousand Suns” is magical and inviting. If you’re able to appreciate the warmth and sweet power in this tune, the “One Thousand Suns” official music video will whisk you away into another world. Watch as two lovers are on the run through beautiful and visually captivating forests and coastal lands.
There is only one thing that comes to mind when I think about London, Friday nights, and dance music, and that is The Gallery at the legendary Ministry of Sound. The eighteenth anniversary of the iconic Gallery is upon us. This isn’t just any celebration. This is the celebration of sound that has been shaped over the past eighteen years and the defining of the future of electronic music. The Gallery had its humble beginning at the Turnmills with an audience of fifty people, but it now continues to set the pace for London clubbing as the biggest Friday night in the world.
Tritonal is the product of Chad Cisernos and Dave Reed, the two masterminds behind the music. Between releasing their EP Metamorphic 1 back in March and releasing an EP last week that is comprised of four new remixes of their hit track "Bullet That Saved Me," this duo isn’t wasting any time. The word on the street, according to the guys themselves, is that the second part of the Metamorphic EP series is just about finished. There is no doubt that we can continue to expect great things from Tritonal in 2013.
The electronic duo, Coyote Kisses, made up of lifelong friends from Florida, Bryce Bresnan and Joe Sussingham, has been taking the dance music scene by storm with their explosive new sound and prolific compositional technique. Releasing their second EP, Thundercolor, on Cinco de Mayo, into a scene “full of cookie cutter complextro producers and ‘womp womp’ brosteppers,” Coyote Kisses’ style is refreshing and awe inspiring. After the success of the re-release of their debut album and their track “Acid Wolfpack," the pair quickly moved up the charts on both Hype Machine and Beatport, even being tapped by Interscope to remix Carly Rea Jepsen’s hit, “Call Me Maybe.”
Ladies, start freshening up your playlists and turntable skills because a big opportunity is about to hit the US. She Can DJ is a nationwide talent competition to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. It's set to kick off in July bringing together the partnership of CBS Radio and Astralwerks, a label that is home to an impressive list of dance music's top talent such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Swedish House Mafia, and The Chemical Brothers.
There's no question that Angello and Lu Cont were the right guys to bring in their sizeable skills to the table for this remix. While the twosome remained true to the original version, the pair highlighted the track’s effortless dance floor possibilities.