The Gods of Dance music, Daft Punk, have returned at last, officially announcing that their fourth album will be released sometime in Spring of this year. Already in the process of finalizing the contract with Sony/Columbia for the album (leaving their past label EMI), the robotic French duo has been biggest topic as of yesterday in the EDM community. News of the official statement came from the mouth of no other than Guy-Manuel, allegedly telling some of his friends the news at Kavinsky’s party sometime around last week for his latest album release. 2012 was plagued by constant rumors of Daft Punk’s return, leading one to anticipate that 2013 was going to be the final date. With announcements of their collaborations with artists such as Paul Williams and Nile Rodgers, we have that limited idea of how the album will turn out, and we can safely say that if 2012 was ruled by EDM, 2013 will be dominated by Daft Punk. Regarding their Summer tour, the details remains quite illusive, with rumors often stating that there will and will not be a tour, we just say time will tell what new live performance Thomas and Guy-Holmes will bring into the scene.
Infected Mushroom’s new unholy concoction, Friends On Mushrooms Vol.1, has finally seen the light of day, and let us tell you, it’s massive. Composed of 4 tracks, the EP covers a wide array of genre’s from Reggea, to Electro House, to a weird mix between Glitch-Hop and Moombahcore, and it really wouldn’t be Infected Mushroom without some Psychedelic Trance. The overall sound is extremely similar to their album Army Of Mushrooms, which many may say is stale, but the Israeli duo manage to bring freshness into their tracks with ease and ability. This is specially noted on their collaboration with Hope 6, on their Reggea track (don’t be fooled by the Dubstep beat, it’s Reggea. They also collaborated with Astrix on the track Astrix on Mushrooms bringing back that Psychedelic Trance and mixing it with their new energetic style, a must for those hardcore Infected fans. Bellow you will find Previews of each of the songs, and you can get the EP on Beatport.
Excision, one of the re-known leaders of the Dubstep movement on our side of the world has unveiled his highly anticipated new stage for his upcoming Executioner 2013 Tour. And ladies and gentlemen, what a beast it is. The towering structure rivals that of deadmau5’s Cube and even Daft Punk’s LED Pyramid. Coupled with 100,000 Watts of sound, the Tour promises to be one you just cannot miss at all. Bellow you will find the list of cities he will be visiting, we highly recommend you take your time out to assist one of the shows. One final thing, look for the T-Rex in the trailer.
With 2012 being a huge year for the young Alesso, releasing hit after hit under the guidance of Sebastian Ingrosso. Now to give end to a year of huge success, Alesso concocts a exquisite 17 minute Minimix for BBC Radio 1′ that is mainly composed of his huge hits that’s truly defined 2012 as one of the biggest years in EDM history. You can grab it bellow the Track-list.
1.Alesso- Clash (Vocal Edit)/ Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso- Callin (Loose My Mind) [Acappella]
2. One Republic- Feel Again (Thomas Gold Remix)
3.Sander Van Doom & Julian Jordan- Kangoroo
4.The Aston Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash- Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost)
5.Discopolis- Committed To Sparkle Motion (DubVision Remix)
6. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash- Reload with Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch- Sweet Nothing [Acapella] Arty- When I See You (Alesso Remix)
7. Alesso & Dirty South feat. Ruben Haze- City of Dreams
8.Alesso feat. Matthew Koma- Years
Funk master Funkagenda has finally reached the 100k likes on his Facebook page, and to celebrate and thank his fans he has teamed up with Paul Thomas to remix Fever Ray’s track, When I Grow Up. Releasing the track for free through his Soundcloud page, the duo has re-worked the track into an uplifting work of art, complete with the grooves one would expect from Funkagenda and Paul Thomas. A truly euphoric and happy track, the progressive notes stand out very well, delivering a satisfying experience, an addition we recommend for the Progressive House affectionate. You can download the song bellow.
This week is Christmas for Justice fans, with the release of Helix EP, on Ed Banger Records. With a total of three original tracks (Helix, Presence and Ohio) it also comes accompanied by two remixes of Helix done by Gesaffelstein and Domenico Torti. It’s a fresh breeze of quality French Electro, a breathe from all the mainstream productions that have been circling around lately. We highly recommend you give it a listen and pick it up as soon as you can on iTunes or anywhere else you can managed to find it.