Daniel Avery a Solid Gold Investment

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If there is one electronic music DJ you can bank on then it is Daniel Avery. The DJ hails from Bournemouth, England.

Avery grew up in the seaside town in the UK and spent much of his days honing his skills playing on independent nights at venues in the city and has now grown to become one of the most recognised names in electronic dance music.

Avery, 28, spent a bit of his history in residency with Fabric which helped to shape his growth. Avery’s beat is known for its mix of mechanical, industrial, and psychedelic sounds.

Among his resume are the tracks ‘Drone Logic’, ‘Water Jump’, ‘Simulrec’, ‘These Nights Never End’, and ‘Reception’. ‘Drone Logic’ is his debut album, which he released in October, on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label.

The 12-track album is being described as a masterpiece and has Avery’s own contemporaries and critics discussing its mastery. The sounds of the EP are said to blend al that Avery is about. Producer Weatherall has described Avery’s record as “gimmick-free machine funk of the highest order.”

Avery currently makes his home in London.

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Snowbombing festival lines up top artists

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Snowbombing, the week-long festival held in the Austrian village of Mayrhofen each year, has already started to announce its line up for the next event in April 2014.

The festival, held high in the Alps, includes not only DJ’s and electronic musicbut also skiingsnowboarding, and music of the highest quality with world class acts and unique venues including an igloo high on the mountains. It’s basically a party in the snow.

The 15 year old festival this year will feature Carl Cox, Nic FanciulliRoman FlugelScubaPaul Woolford, Will SaulBicepHorse Meat Disco, Anthony Naples, and J.G. Wilkes of the Optimo.

The other artists which have been announced including in the drum and bassShy FXBreakageDismantle and reggae artist David Rodigan and garage artists DJ EZ.

The Snowbombing winter and music festival has been held since 2000 moving from France to Austria and has featured among its line up Fatboy Slim,Madness, Pendulum, Example, Magnetic ManSub Focus, and Mylo.

The festival features close to 50 pools and saunas for those who wish to relax before or after they play in the snow and listen to the electronic beat.

A number of major broadcasters have featured the festival including the BBC and MTV Europe.

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Pete Tong announces his new album

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British born DJ Pete Tong is getting ready to release a new album. Tong, who works for BBC Radio 1 in the UK will be putting together a compiled sic of house music and classics in one disc, entitled The Pete Tong Collection.

The album will feature dance music from the last three decades with 60 of the leading tracks from that period being featured.

Tong, who hosts programmes such as Essential Mix and Essential Collection on the BBC, says that this is the right time to be releasing an album such as this.

“And remember where we were when we first heard these life-changing anthems. The music hasn’t gone away and its influences have only spread further, with the sound crossing over into almost any genre you’ll hear in 2013,” he told Resident Advisor.

Tong has his own record label FFRR Records and also performs in nightclubs and at music festivals across Europe.

The former resident of the Pacha Club in Ibiza is one of the most recognized DJ’s in Europe.

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Nic Fanciulli’s summer highlight

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Nic Fanciulli (read here other news) that DJ/producer/label owner of renown has had quite a summer. From playing a six hour back to back session with Carl Cox, a birthday party with Digweed, and organising his own festival he has barely had time to sit down.

Fanciulli spent a good deal of time in Ibiza this summer playing in the clubs and the 100th release for the album Saved is not far off.

The Social Festival in Mote ParkMaidstone this year will feature the likes of Earth, Wind, & Fire as well as Sister Sledge. The festival takes place this weekend.

And according to Fanciulli that session with Carl Cox was not only one his favourite moments but also, Cox’s.

“He’s (Cox) put it in his top five favourite moments of his whole Ibiza career. We recorded the whole thing and put it out and the feedback has been amazing,” says Fanciulli.

Fanciulli is one of the biggest Britishelectronic music producers in the last 10 years and with aGrammy nomination under his belt, Fanciulli has places to go.

The producer has worked with the likes of UnderworldKylie MinogueU.N.K.L.ELoco DiceJosh Wink, and Tracey Thorn and released on labels such as Rejected and Souvenir.

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The next big thing from Belgium

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Ultrasone (read her other news) could be Belgium’s next big thing. The DJ duo of Igor Vicente and Vernon Bara are long established on the club scene after making their first studio recording in 2011 with the track “Don’t FeelThis Way” turning them into household names at least in the dance music community. The tune came out in Visionquest 2011.

Their follow up album Breathe N Pop became even hotter and it’s now what they’re most known for. They’ve since had tracks with other labels including Hot Creations, Cityfox,Maison D’Etre, and Supplement Fact.

So hot they are, they’ve been playing gigs at The Flying Circus at Sankeys Ibiza all season.

The two came together after meeting and playing together at a few parties and then came into studio to pair up and the rest as they say is history.

Afterwards, they wanted to use a pseudonym and decided on the name after spotting a pair of Ultrasone headphones on a table and decided that the moniker would work.

The sounds of Ultrasone can be heard on SoundCloud and will take up a residency at Café D’Anvers and Fuse – club of Igor soon.

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America is still the place for Claude VonStroke

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For Claude VonStroke, America is still the place where his music is most accepted.

 

The DJ, who calls Detroit home, is based in San Francisco but despite playing his techno gigs all across the world especially in Europe he likes to return to his home base.

 

The owner of the dirtybird and Mothership labels admits that two years ago he wouldn’t have admitted that America is his major market and that he believes his homeland is ready for his dirtybird label music.

 

Most DJs do want to play their music closer to home he says.

 

While VonStroke admits that the myth of his home city is bit overblown he says that the city has one of the coolest vibes in the world and one which is different from anywhere else.

 

Detroit is also home of the soul music and the Motown labels as well as hip hop star Eminem.

 

The city recently filed for bankruptcy and is selling off just about everything from its parking metres to its art collection at the city’s Institute of Arts but VonStroke, who recently visited his home town, says most residents don’t even care about that.

 

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Ryan O’Gorman: A season full of highs and lows

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Ryan O’Gorman has had a brilliant season. The DJ says his high point is always doing what he loves Among this season’s top scores was playing at Space with We Love as well as the free parties and sharing good times with friends and loved ones.

In addition to his club gigs O’Gorman also helped Carl Craig who staged an event in Formentera over the summer.

He visited Apollonia at DC10 and also the Vitalik free parties and staged a party of their own “Shonky”.

The season wasn’t all fabulous however with some of the worst moments coming according to O’Gorman when he allowed himself to get absorbed into situations that are stressful and the complications that come from working on an island and in clubs.

The last gig the group did was closed down prematurely after neighbours called the police. The group packed up their stuff and left.

O’Gorman says the idea is to make sure that the environment is one in which people understand that the reason the event is on is for a shared experience and that it’s all about respect and not disturbing the surroundings.

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