Anna Lunoe has launched her very own podcast series titled Create/Destroy. The Los Angeles-based producer has been long accustomed to hosting radio shows for the past decade including her current show on Apple Music Beats 1’s weekly danceXL series as well as her previous weekly aired program HYPERHOUSE. The self-released podcast will feature new episodes twice a month with the first episode featuring Chris Lake. In a video announcing the podcast, the Australian DJ shared,
“In this podcast I’m going to endeavor to have hopeful conversations with artists of all kinds and get to the gold on how they dug deep, found their art form and created their life. We discuss the challenges, unpacking the ways we tend to get in our own way, and offer as many resources and applicable tools to further your creative journey as we can, whatever that may be.”
Create/Destroy seeks to expound on the issues, challenges, practices, and creative processes that Lunoe’s guests may have dealt with over the course of their careers. These in-depth conversations will allow a chance to give artists and producers alike a platform to be fully transparent about their life in hopes to conduct conversations that may help fellow creatives to uncover inspiration and true propose within themselves.
Starting on November 3, all YouTube users in Canada will be able to use free background listening. The service is currently only offered to Premium subscribers, but the feature has been something music fans have been begging for pretty much since YouTube’s inception in 2005.
While those who aren’t paying for YouTube’s premium service will still need to suffer through ads and won’t have the opportunity for offline downloads, no longer will they need to drain their phone’s battery without being able to lock one’s screen. The new feature will be available on ad-supported radio mixes and all uploaded content. Google Canada took to Twitter to share the news with its audience.
While news of when the feature will be rolled out in the United States, Europe, Australia, and more has yet to be shared, Canadian streamers having the opportunity for free background listening signals to hopefully a larger rollout across several markets soon to come.
After the success of ARC Music Fesitval‘s debut excursion, it comes as a shock to none that fans wanted more from the uproarious Chicago event. Following Apple Music‘s recent announcement of the addition of full-length DJ sets to the streaming platform, at long last, ARC has released a 13 sets and one playlist from the festival to ease fans’ cravings.
Offering music from three separate sections, including The Grid, Expansions, and Elrow, house and techno devotees can listen to full-length outputs from one of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists To Watch in 2021, TSHA, as well as Seth Troxler, Lee Foss, Eli & Fur, and more. See a selection of mixes below and find the rest on ARC’s Apple Music page.
Apropos of dance floors the world over continuing to gradually reopen, Kid Vincent‘s brand new three-track EP, Restart the Dance has landed, containing a neat batch of soulfully grooving new singles. Arriving after the producer’s single “Waiting for a Star to Fall” that found Vincent celebrating the Perseid meteor shower earlier this summer, Restart the Dance finds the burgeoning production force diving head-first into stirring house melodies.
“Owe Me Time” finds bouncing grooves that are chops up vocals into a hypnotic, club-ready melody, while “All the Little Things” skirts into more old-school house tones. The EP concludes with “Ghost,” rounding out a short, sweet tracklist that easily lives up to the EP’s name. With Restart the Dance, Vincent solidifies himself as a force to be reckoned with and certainly artist to keep an eye on as 2022 rapidly approaches.
House heads rejoice, as one of the most highly sought-after IDs of the summer finally receives an official release. Chris Lorenzo’s “California Dreamin’,” featuring High Jinx, got its first crowd test at Chris Lake and Fisher’s Under Construction back-to-back at the duo’s Relentless Beats-produced Arizona show. Since then, house devotees have been clamoring for the track’s release ever since. “California Dreamin’” is appropriately backed by Chris Lake’s Black Book Records and is Lorenzo’s second release on the label following 2018’s “Ectomorph.”
The Chris Lorenzo and High Jinx version of the song has roots back to early this summer, but the true origin of the house cut goes back to 1965 when Los Angeles-based folk-rock outfit The Mamas & The Papas released “California Dreamin’” as a single that took over American radio waves. The original became so iconic that it netted a spot on Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. The styles of past decades always find a way of reentering the zeitgeist, and Lorenzo’s High Jinx-assisted take is a perfect example, with Lorenzo transforming an all-time classic into a high-octane dance floor anthem. The pioneering UK bass-house producer shared his sentiment on the new release,
“This track was originally made as a DJ tool. I take no credit for how well it has been received as all I did was threw some drums, an 808 and some FX over a banging acapella. You can thank The Mamas & The Papas for this banger. I’m just happy to be able to share it with everybody.”
Punk rock collides with happy hardcore on Razzix‘s new single, “Call You Mine.” The track is the producer’s second delivery in just one week’s time, and while he produces across genres, the one unifying theme to Razzix’s output is his music’s energy. Certainly present throughout “Call You Mine,” Razzix handedly notches another win with his latest cut.
Razzix’s love of gaming is apparent with his vintage-inspired synthwork, and while bouncing happy hardcore tropes make up the fabric of the release, the rest of the track is decorated with punching vocals and sharp guitar riffs. A multi-instrumentalist, Razzix is known for layering his own compositions into his productions, a practice he continues to abide by on “Call You Mine.”
Tale of Us have reworked Hans Zimmer’s ‘Time’ for a forthcoming VA compilation.
The Italian techno duo, who also head up label Afterlife, will join the likes of Kölsch, Riton, ARTBAT, Eats Everything and Becky Hill on Pete Tong’s ‘Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics’ EP, which is slated for release in December this year.
Following on from the ‘Classic House’, ‘Ibiza Classics’ and ‘Chilled Classics’ releases, the new EP is another collaboration between Tong and conductor Jules Buckley, and features eight tracks in total.
Speaking about their rework of the Zimmer classic, Tale of Us said: “These harmonies transcend time and space, we are excited and grateful to cover such a masterpiece.”
‘Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics’ is due for release 3rd December 2021 digitally, and out 2022 on vinyl via Ministry of Sound.
Listen to ‘Time’ and watch the visualiser below.
Last year, DJ Mag went behind the scenes with Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra for their performance at London’s O2 arena. Check out the exclusive footage here.
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