EDM News Roundup: Week of March 1
Miami Music Week, which, for 2013, includes the Winter Music Conference and two weekends of the Ultra Music Festival, is less than a month away. Although WMC’s schedule is up, the major artists present at the week have their own events planned, and announcements are coming in. What’s in store according to recent news?
The Wavefront Music Festival is presenting Sasha’s Never Say Never on March 23. Joining the DJ, who is releasing his third Involver on March 18, are Adam Beyer, Guy Gerber, Dusky, Lee Curtiss, Dino G, and Garrett B. The event is being held at the SLS Hotel South Beach.
Nicole Moudaber, who is performing at Ultra, just announced two additional events for Miami Music Week, including a March 21 Drumcode show at Treehouse and a March 23 Waveform Recordings show at Shelborne.
Spinnin’ Records, the most popular EDM label on social media, announced its first Miami Music Week showcase. Three big-name mystery guests are expected to join Starkillers, Showtek, Cedric Gervais, Daddy’s Groove, Firebeatz, Martin Garrix, Dubvision, Carnage, and Julian Jordan on March 20 at Nikki Beach.
Aside from Miami Music Week, other performances were announced this week. Creamfields 2013, held from August 23 to 25, will feature Above & Beyond, Nervo, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Knife Party, Laidback Luke, and other performers.
February 28 begins Swedish House Mafia’s five-night stay in New York, with performances at the Hammerstein Ballroom and the Barclays Center. After this they head to L.A. and eventually to Miami for the last stop on their One Last Tour.
Ummet Ozcan, who recently collaborated with W&W on “The Code,” announced a tour, which began on February 23 and lasts through July.
This past week saw several new releases and announcements for many more. On a more mainstream scale, Avicii’s Avicii x You project is complete. Frankly, considering all of the input Avicii received, the track is rather middle of the road and underwhelming.
Other releases out this week include John 00 Fleming’s “WKO,” the first single from his upcoming One Hundred Ten WKO album. The album is out on March 4 on J00f Recordings.
Paul Oakenfold, in collaborating with Canadian producer Project 46, now has track “Higher” available for free download. Oakenfold, who we reported is working on a new album, is touring North America from March 1 to April 22, when he plays at Coachella.
For something different, Wolfgang Garner released “Anaconda,” which has a strange complextro-disco fusion sound.
W&W are continuing their hot streak by collaborating with Armin Van Buuren on track “D# Fat,” which is out now on Armada. Beltek’s “Eric Goes to Disco”, from the Toolroom Records Miami 2013 compilation, came out on February 25.
Announced yesterday, IDMA-nominated producer Shogun has two tracks, now available for preview, scheduled to drop on March 18 on Armind. The tracks are the trance-ier “Drop” and house-influenced “Supernova.”
Sandro Silva’s “Let Go Tonight” got the remix treatment, with mixes out this week from Starkillers, Makj, and Justin Prime. Silva additionally starts a North American tour in less than two weeks, with his first date at London Music Hall in Ontario. The tour wraps up on April 5 in Philadelphia.
Other remixes include Dyro’s take on Tiesto and Swanky Tunes’ “Make Some Noise”, and CLMD is releasing a remix of Art’s “Together We Are One” on March 18. Up-and-comer Topher Jones has an electro house take on Gareth Emery’s “The Saga,” and his remix will be out on March 11 on Garuda.
For other future music, Daft Punk confirmed their fourth album is in the works. Although no release date is set, Columbia Records will eventually release the album.