Dutch techno pioneer, Lady Aïda, dies, aged 63

Lady Aïda, known to many in the Dutch dance music scene as “the first lady of techno”, has died, aged 63.

Lady Aïda, real name Aïda Spaninks, passed away following a short illness, according to a report by Eindhovens Dagblad, a local news outlet based in the Dutch city where Spaninks was raised. 3voor12 also revealed that she had recently had breast cancer.

Spaninks was born in the village of Diessen, near Eindhoven, in 1958, and built her name in the mid-to-late 1980s as a DJ at large Dutch festivals such as Pinkpop and Lowlands. She also put on her own parties, at which she would DJ.

She had continued DJing into her sixties, amassing a vast vinyl collection in the process, and, in 2009, set up Rebelbass, a DJ school in Eindhoven.

Spaninks was also a writer, publishing a monthly column through Eindhovens Dagblad and also running her own Rebelbass blog through 3voor12.

Serge, from Dutch techno label and record shop Clone, penned a tribute to Spaninks. “She was a true rebel and always up for some good jokes and some proper techno to stir things up,” he said. “After some health issues she took the DJing a bit slower and became Kundalini yoga teacher and started her Rebelbass DJ school.”

He continued: “She was proud of her Indonesian roots and her Brabantse gezelligheid. I’ll never forget how she announced herself with a loud ‘Eindhoven de gekste!!’ when she entered the store! Always energetic and full of passion in everything she did which made her one of the most skilled and popular techno DJs in the ’90s.”

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MOONWOOD displays ethereal alt-rock at its finest with “Slow Down”

They say the most important thing in a healthy relationship is communication.  MOONWOOD’s latest single,“Slow Down,” speaks of the love and patience it takes to manage these connections. With warm vocals washing over glistening guitars and gentle drums, it creates a radiant and relaxed tune. Gently singing, “the greatest tension comes, from not knowing where […]

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Diplo, Paul Woolford, and Kareen Lomax take aim at radio airwaves with ‘Promises’

Diplo, Paul Woolford, and Kareen Lomax take aim at radio airwaves with ‘Promises’Diplo

Diplo, Paul Woolford, and Kareen Lomax reunite for a second time with their brand new single, “Promises.” The track follows their 2020 collaboration, “Looking For Me,” and is out now via Diplo’s Higher Ground label.

“Promises” invites listeners to dance from its very first moments with feel-good notes and a groovy house backdrop. The vocals are euphoric and the energy is high, giving “Promises” the ability to be the trio’s next dance radio hit.

Diplo initially teamed up with Kareen Lomax after she slid into his DMs asking him to listen to her music. “Looking For Me” displayed the trio’s electric chemistry, and “Promises” is a continuation of their success.

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Anden share first album single—stream ‘Chemical’ with SOHMI

Anden share first album single—stream ‘Chemical’ with SOHMIAnden Via Instagram

Anden are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, Youth Is Wasted On The Young, with the project’s lead single, “Chemical” with SOHMI. According to Anden, “Chemical,” released via Odd One Out, was actually the last song written for the record:

“Chemical was the last single we wrote for YIWOTY, but the first song we’ve ever written with another vocalist. Trusting someone else to share our vision, let alone someone we’d never met, was a challenge for us. We knew SOHMI was a great vocalist (WhatsApp confirmed :)), but we really struggled early on to get over that mental barrier of relinquishing ‘control.’ In retrospect, it was a major growth moment for us as people, as well as artists. We had no idea that we’d not only bring an incredible artist into our orbit, but someone who would become a good friend.”

Anden also took to Instagram to provide addition background on the making of “Chemical,” as well as how SOHMI’s vocal assistance came to be. View the Instagram post below and stream the first single from Youth Is Wasted On The Young ahead of the album’s November delivery.

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Complete with 40+ shows, Insomniac’s EDC Week 2021 lineup has landed

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Insomniac has shared the official lineup for its seventh annual EDC Week in Las Vegas. From October 20 – 26, EDC Week will prelude Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas‘ 25th anniversary celebration with a festive week of pool parties and evening outings spread across Sin City venues such as XS, Hakkasan, Marquee, Omnia, Wet Republic, Élia Beach Club, Zouk, Elation Pool, Commonwealth, Lucky Day, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, and more.

The historic return of EDC week comes with more than 40 events to feature an excess of 60 DJs. Headlining Insomniac Records‘ daytime get down at Encore Beach Club are John Summit, Noizu, Matroda, Westend, Honeyluv. The affair will be completed by a special back-to-back set involving LP Giobbi and Born Dirty.

The Bassrush pool party at Daylight will see Kayzo, Wooli, Sullivan King, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and Shiverz, not to mention Fallen back-to-back Richter. Meanwhile, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will host the ultimate house and techno takeover with Factory 93 guests Charlotte de Witte, Reinier Zonneveld (live), Enrico Sangiuliano, Patrick Topping, Eli Brown, and Sita Abellán.

Dreamstate is set to take control of Élia Beach Club with Markus Schulz and Cosmic Gate as Basscon fans await the impending lineup that will wreck havoc at THE STRAT Elation Pool.

The comprehensive list of 2021 EDC Week events, in addition to tickets and related information, is available here.

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yetep, RUNN reconvene for ‘One More Day’

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yetep and RUNN are making another escape from reality as they team up for their new single “One More Day.” The single, which succeeds the Los Angeles-based producer’s collaboration with Danny Olson and EASAE, released earlier this month via Lost In Dreams, marks his second union with Dancing Astronaut Supernova RUNN. The two talents’ paths previously crossed for “Alright” in 2020. “One More Day” marries yetep’s emotive soundscapes and melodies with RUNN’s passionate lyrical delivery, making for an entrancing melodic-bass single that’s available to stream below.

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CamelPhat make way for ‘The Future’ with Rebūke

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CamelPhat and Rebūke are taking party-goers on a elevated journey with “The Future,” released via Filth On Acid. The follow-up to CamelPhat’s August collaboration, “Temperament of the Beat” with Cari Golden, “The Future” fuses a pressuring balance of progressive house and techno as the both CamelPhat and the self-proclaimed “rave ringmaster” spike sweaty dance floor tension with ease. Accompanying the original mix is a detonating alternative take from Filth On Acid’s label head Reinier Zonneveld. Hear both mixes of “The Future” below.

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ADE announces full programme with Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Armin van Buuren, more

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has announced its full daytime programme for this month’s event.

Following a pause last year in over two decades of annual events due to coronavirus, ADE has shared a full list of artists scheduled to perform in the Dutch capital from the 13th to the 17th October 2021.

Leading on from ADE’s online immersive virtual experience in 2020, the likes of Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Armin van Buuren and Jeff Mills have been announced for performances at some of the 250 daytime events scheduled for the event, alongside current DJ Mag UK cover star Avalon Emerson, Denis Sulta, Solid Grooves’ PAWSA, and Shlømo.

Elsewhere, 999999999, Berghain resident Ben Klock, gqom king DJ Lag, Honey Dijon and Jon Hopkins will head to ADE, with Eris Drew, Jamie Jones, Stephan Bodzin, Octo Octa, The Blessed Madonna and house legend Ultra Naté also lined up for performances.

You can check out the full list of artists confirmed for ADE 2021 below.

$hirak (NL), 18 East (IN), 999999999 (IT), Adam Beyer (SE), Âme (DE), Amelie Lens (BE), Analog Kitchen (NL), Anfisa Letyago (RU), ANNA (BR), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), ARTBAT (UA), Avalon Emerson (US), Bakermat (NL), Ben Böhmer (DE), Ben Klock (DE), Bizzey (NL), Black Cadmium (NL), Boris Acket (NL), Buruntuma (GW), Camelphat (GB), Charlotte de Witte (BE), Cincity (NL), Claptone (DE), Colin Benders (NL), Culoe De Song (ZA), CUT_ (NL), Damian Lazarus (GB), David Vunk (NL), DBN Gogo (ZA), Denis Sulta (GB), Disclosure (GB), Divine (NL), Dixon (DE), DJ DSC (US), DJ Lag (ZA), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Rush (US), DJ Tennis (IT), Dragonfruit (NL), DRKNGHTS Collective (NL), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eris Drew (US), Evan Baggs (US), Fafi Abdel Nour (NL), Fatima Hajji (ES), First Lady (US), FJAAK (DE), Fritz Kalkbrenner (DE), Gerald Henderson (FR), HAAi (AU), Héctor Oaks (DE), Helena Basilova (RU), Hemka (FR), Honey Dijon (US), Ida Engberg (SE), Jamie Jones (GB), JAMIIE (DE), Jayda G (CA), Jeff Mills (US), Jerrausama (NL), Jimi Jules (CH), Job Jobse (NL), John Talabot (ES), Jon Hopkins (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Kölsch (DK), LEIA (NL), Lone Wolf (NL), Lucas & Steve (NL), LYZZA (BR), Maceo Plex (US), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martin Solveig (FR), Metropole Orkest (NL), Midnight Society (US), MINCO (DE), Mind Against (IT), NATARCIA (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Niklas Paschburg (DE), Nina Kraviz (RU), Octo Octa (US), ONYVAA (FR), Palms Trax (DE), Pan-Pot (DE), Paramida (DE), Paul Kalkbrenner (DE), PAWSA (GB), Perc (GB), Philou Louzolo (NL), Rebekah (UK), ReginalDJohnson (US), Reinier Zonneveld (NL), Richie Hawtin (CA), ROD (NL), Sagia (GB), Sam Madhu (IN), Scratcha DVA (GB), Sébastien Léger (FR), Seth Troxler (US), Shlømo (FR), Solomun (BA), Speedy J (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Sterac aka Steve Rachmad (NL), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Suze Ijó (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Tale of Us (IT), Tchami (FR), TERR (BR), The Blessed Madonna (GB), Thrills in +41 (NL), Tijana T (RS), Titia (NL), Ultra Naté (US), Vini Vici (IL), Waxfiend (NL), Weval (NL), William Djoko (UA), Yannick Hiwat Quintet (NL), YĪN YĪN (NL) and many more.

Parris announces debut album, ‘Soaked In Indigo Moonlight’

Parris has shared details of his debut album, ‘Soaked In Indigo Moonlight’.

Set for release on 19th November, the 10-track album marks Parris’ first solo outing on can you feel the sun, the label he runs with Call Super, following a number of collaborative records with his label co-founder.

The album features collaborations with Call Super, James K, Carmen Villain and Eden Samara, who features on lead track ‘Skater’s World’. You can listen to that track below.

“This is an album built on pop, and then torn into my thing,” says Parris. “Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Kewngface, Digga D, SL, Unknown T, Vince Staples, Lil Peep, Denzel Curry and Emmy The Great: if you’ve known me then you’ve known these are the reverberations in my head.” 

He continues: “I wanted to make an album that was about the connections that fuel life. About relationships, about play, about the possibilities of rhythm, about joy and serendipities and who knows what will happen but let us see? So here is that story, here is that place.”

‘Soaked In Indigo Moonlight’ follows on from releases for labels such as Hemlock, Idle Hands, The Trilogy Tapes and Wisdom Teeth.

Before the album’s release, can you feel the sun will put out the second instalment in a new double EP by Call Super.

Malaa dispatches ID-ridden SoundCloud mix, ‘Who is Malaa 27’

Malaa dispatches ID-ridden SoundCloud mix, ‘Who is Malaa 27’Malaa Rukes

Malaa has publicly issued the 27th installment of his SoundCloud mix series. Infested with unreleased IDs, Who is Malaa 27 is a 32-minute, high-octane thrill ride. The balaclava-wearing beatsmith shares the long-form offering on the heels of his recent DJ Snake collaboration, “Ring The Alarm.” “Who is Malaa 27” features the Matroda remix of the aforementioned track, along with six embargoed originals.

Stream “Who is Malaa 27” in full below.

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