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​New label Deep Sea Frequency sets sail for launch

Deep Sea Frequency is an imprint founded by (pictured) and Jessica Beaumont, who are also behind Liverpool events brand, Meine Nacht.

The label is a platform for “Multi dimensional dancefloor and non-dancefloor frequencies” which will launch in May.

The first release comes from Or:la, which will be the second release to come from the Liverpool DJ since her debut on Scuba’s Hotflush Records back in November.

Or:la said: “We plan to put out crunchy analogue tainted dance floor and non-dance floor tracks, inspired by breaks and experimental sounds. The label will be all vinyl and the next release lined up after will be from DJ Seinfeld”.

The label is teaming up with Lobster Distribution, with each record being engraved with unique special Braille designs, and to celebrate its launch, Deep Sea Frequency will also be hosting a party with DJ Seinfeld, Baltra, Or:la, Breakwave and Dansá.

You can find out more about Deep Sea Frequency and listen to Or:la’s first release ‘UK Lonely’ below.

Shaq Offers JaVale McGee A Fade On Sight

JaVale McGee has long been a foil in Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaqtin’ A Fool series, but the NBA baller had enough—taking to Twitter to diss the NBA legend. However, Shaq clapped back strong by fering the suspect baller the fade, on sight. 

It all started when Shaq dedicated a segment (a weird Dr. Strange parody) to McGee’s basketball buffoonery on TNT’s Inside The NBA last night.

Shaq did say he was going to stop slandering McGee. However, McGee took to Twitter to basically tell the NBA Hall Famer to get f his nuts.

Shaq Offers JaVale McGee A Fade On Sight

Oh, he had more to say, too.

Shaq Offers JaVale McGee A Fade On Sight

To this, Shaq promptly fered up the fade, while dragging McGee’s basketball talents.

Shaq Offers JaVale McGee A Fade On Sight

Shaq Offers JaVale McGee A Fade On Sight

Shaq wasn’t finished. See the ether on the flip.


Photo: screen cap

Apiento Christens THUMP UK’s New Balearic Mix Series, Incantations

Apiento Christens THUMP UK's New Balearic Mix Series, Incantations

Welcome to Incantations, a series esoteric mixes from THUMP UK. We’re looking to explore the nooks and crannies club culture, situating ourselves in the liminal spaces between dancefloors, seeking solace in the obscure and the unearthed. It’s a place where Haitian jazz can rub shoulders with Polish ambient or an old disco tune by a band from Birmingham who disbanded after one record. To give you a sense the kind thing you can expect, over the next few months you’ll see mixes from the likes Leo Mas, Phil Mison, and Moonboots, along with some very exciting special surprise guests that we’re keeping under wraps for now.

We kick things f today with a set by longterm THUMP favourite, . Known to friends and family as Paul Byrne, he’s one the brains responsible for Balearic bible Test Pressing, as well as being instrumental in the rise and rise the International Feel label, which means that here in our fice, he’s something a revered figure.

The resulting 85 minutes is a gorgeously cosmic foray into the spacier end the house spectrum. We recommend listening to it one those zero-gravity flights you can hop on in Las Vegas. Failing that, a scented candle and a comfy sa will do just fine.

Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla

Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla

Jason Derulo taps Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign for his new single “Swalla” which you can stream below. Look out for the accompanying music video to drop soon.


21 Savage Announces ‘Issa Tour’ With Young M.A.

21 Savage is heading back on tour.

Announced earlier today (Feb 21), 21 and Monster Energy Drink announce another round their Outbreak tour and for this year, the headliner is the Atlanta hitmaker. For the large majority the stops, 21 will be bringing along Young M.A, Tee Grizzley and Young Nudy.

The tour will kick f on March 31st in Houston, TX and will take 21 all the way til May 7th when he closes his tour during Rolling Loud. Young M.A will be at the majority the dates, however there are a few she won’t be at.

21’s still soaring f the success his and Metro’s 2016 collab album Savage Mode, but we can’t help to think another project is on the way. We’ve seen Savage in the studio non-stop, getting co-signs and love from just about everyone (including Hov in a new track), etc. My guess is we’ll get a new project, or a new project announcement before this tour starts.

Until then, see dates and locations below. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Feb 24) at 10AM EST.

21 Savage Announces ‘Issa Tour’ With Young M.A.

21 Savage Issa Tour Dates:

Mar 31 — Houston, TX @ House Blues
Apr 1 — San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Apr 2 — Dallas, TX @ House Blues
Apr 4 — Denver, CO @ Ogden
Apr 6 — El Paso, TX @ Buchanan’s
Apr 8 — Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto
Apr 9 — Phoenix, AZ @ Lights Festival *
Apr 10 — Anaheim, CA @ House Blues
Apr 11 — San Diego, CA @ House Blues
Apr 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Apr 13 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Apr 15 — Portland, OR @ Roseland
Apr 16 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Apr 19 — Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
Apr 20 — Chicago, IL @ House Blues
Apr 21 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Apr 22 — Columbus, OH @ #Fest *
Apr 23 — Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
Apr 25 — Cleveland, OH @ House Blues
Apr 26 — New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 28 — Wallingford, CT @ The Dome
Apr 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Apr 30 — Boston, MA @ House Blues
May 2 — Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
May 3 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 4 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
May 5 — Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Blues
May 6 — Washington, DC @ Broc Fest *
May 7 — Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud *

* without Young M.A.

Laidback Luke shares details about his upcoming projects, his highlights of 2016 and his new release with Ralvero titled “XOXO”! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]


I’m sure that Laidback Luke needs no introduction! Ever since he began his career, he has accomplished many amazing things and has continued to impress his fans with his outstanding productions and more. Now, following on from the successful tracks he released in 2016, the music producer stuns once again with his latest single “XOXO”, which is a collaboration with Ralvero.

To celebrate this release, we’ve caught up with the mastermind for a chat about his highlights the past year, about the new music he’s got in store and more. So, make sure that you don’t miss our exclusive interview! Enjoy!

  1. Hello, Luke. How are you today?

Hi there, I’m doing great thank you! I’m currently writing this for you in Las Vegas where I will be playing for #WynnNightlife tonight.

2. To start things f, can you tell us what were some your highlights from the year that just passed?

I’ve had two major club bangers out last year. My collaboration with Afrojack and Hawkboy called ‘Move To The Sound’. My collab with Twoloud ‘Fcukin’ Beats’ did so well for my label! On a personal level, I cracked the fitness food code and managed to lower my fat percentage in a humain and liveable way.

3. And what were some the most important lessons you learned in 2016?

The nutrition thing and trying to build a new physique were absolutely the biggest thing for me in 2016. In 2016 I learned to go more with the flow when it comes to stress and tough situations. Trying to inspire people more than judging them and that has been very productive.

4. I’ve seen that you’ve just released a single with Ralvero, „”. What is the meaning behind this track?

It’s an emotional track. The style is different than what you might have heard from me. But we’ve been releasing more radio stuff on my Mixmash label and it’s finally time for me to do something like that too. It’s emotional because all this world need right now is a hug and a kiss. We should focus on becoming more a unity as people instead living in fear.

5. Besides this new release, what else will you be working on this year?

More releases! This year will be focussed more on a crossover sound. My big dream is to still once have a crossover mainstream radio track. The other plan for this year is to come with a new album as well.

6. Let’s also talk a bit about Mixmash Records. What should your fans expect from the label in the following months?

We have a lot quality stuff on the way. Mixmash is always the label that introduces the next big newcomers and it’s looking really good for the following months.

7. From your point view, who would be your one to watch in 2017 from Mixmash?

Jack Wins is going to be doing big things in 2017!

8. We know you are a busy artist. Can you tell us how a usual day in the life Laidback Luke goes?

I made a VLOG about this called ‘What DJs do during the week’. You should check it out, it’s on my Youtube channel ‘Laidback Luke’ where I have a new VLOG up every single week. I shoot them and edit them myself so it gets super personal!

9. In the end, with a new year come new resolutions. What are some the things you wish to accomplish, both in your career and personal life?

So I mentioned the crossover hit but there’s also the World Championships in Kung Fu I’m doing in Hong Kong in March. I’m currently prepping for it hard. Then there’s my black belt exam after the summer too which is huge for me. I’ve been getting ready for that for almost 17 years now and in our organisation it’s quite hard to achieve. But finishing that, will ficially give me a master title.

10. Thank you for answering our questions.

It’s been my pleasure, thanks for having me!

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Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, “To Say”

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Photo Jacques Greene courtesy Mathieu Fortin

Recent today shared the latest single f his , Feel Infinite. “To Say” finds the Canadian producer exploring a tender house-leaning sound, assembled from a swirling blend soulful vocal samples and a delicately ascending melody.

In a about Feel Infinite, Greene said that he “really tries] to make music that connects people and speaks to the things that bring us together,” and the listener can really hear that his approach is grounded in vulnerability and empathy on “To Say.” The same thing goes for his last single, but that one’s geared a little bit more towards peak-time extroversion.

Feel Infinite will be released by LuckyMe on March 10, and is available for .

Feel Infinite Tracklist:

1. Fall
2. Feel Infinite
3. To Say
4. True (feat. How To Dress Well)
5. I Won’t Judge
6. Dundas Collapse
7. Real Time
8. Cycles
9. You Can’t Deny
10. Afterglow
11. You See All My Light

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Album artwork by Hassan Rahim

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, “To Say”

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Photo Jacques Greene courtesy Mathieu Fortin

Recent today shared the latest single f his , Feel Infinite. “To Say” finds the Canadian producer exploring a tender house-leaning sound, assembled from a swirling blend soulful vocal samples and a delicately ascending melody.

In a about Feel Infinite, Greene said that he “really tries] to make music that connects people and speaks to the things that bring us together,” and the listener can really hear that his approach is grounded in vulnerability and empathy on “To Say.” The same thing goes for his last single, but that one’s geared a little bit more towards peak-time extroversion.

Feel Infinite will be released by LuckyMe on March 10, and is available for .

Feel Infinite Tracklist:

1. Fall
2. Feel Infinite
3. To Say
4. True (feat. How To Dress Well)
5. I Won’t Judge
6. Dundas Collapse
7. Real Time
8. Cycles
9. You Can’t Deny
10. Afterglow
11. You See All My Light

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Album artwork by Hassan Rahim

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, “To Say”

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Photo Jacques Greene courtesy Mathieu Fortin

Recent today shared the latest single f his , Feel Infinite. “To Say” finds the Canadian producer exploring a tender house-leaning sound, assembled from a swirling blend soulful vocal samples and a delicately ascending melody.

In a about Feel Infinite, Greene said that he “really tries] to make music that connects people and speaks to the things that bring us together,” and the listener can really hear that his approach is grounded in vulnerability and empathy on “To Say.” The same thing goes for his last single, but that one’s geared a little bit more towards peak-time extroversion.

Feel Infinite will be released by LuckyMe on March 10, and is available for .

Feel Infinite Tracklist:

1. Fall
2. Feel Infinite
3. To Say
4. True (feat. How To Dress Well)
5. I Won’t Judge
6. Dundas Collapse
7. Real Time
8. Cycles
9. You Can’t Deny
10. Afterglow
11. You See All My Light

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Album artwork by Hassan Rahim

Soliterre ‘Double Life’

Vancouver multi-instrumentalist and producer Adam Wazonek has been making music under the moniker Soliterre these days, and to help you know him a bit better, we now have his new single up and streaming.
 
“Double Life” is the title track f Soliterre’s forthcoming debut album, which is expected out later this year.
 
“It’s the story desire and the duality a dancer who can’t help living in a double life,” Wazonek said in a statement.
 
That tale is brought to life with shimmery synths, infectious riffs and melodic, falsetto-backed vocals, that swirl together in a sonic mix that makes it difficult not to move along.
 
Grab your own dancing shoes and take “Double Life” out on the dance floor by hitting play below.