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Video: C2C – “Happy”


C2C will unveil their first full-length album, Tetra, on February 11, 2013 via Casablanca Records. It’s preceded by the eclectic electro, jazz, blues, and dance gumbo of the invigorating track, “Happy” [featuring Derek Martin].

The phenomenal French electronic producers also recently dropped the digital EP, Down the Road, firmly planting their feet in the U.S. scene in the process. On Happy,” these four turntable sorcerers—20Syl, Greem, Pfel, and Atom—mix a myriad of styles into a downright sizzling stew. Combining an organic swing with intricate scratching, the track bridges boundaries in a manner that electronic dance music has never seen before.

Since debuting on December 12, the music video has already racked up almost 100k views and counting. Boasting immense turntable talent and an adventurous knack for experimentation and production, this album will surely introduce the world to C2C.

This isn’t their first time around the block though. C2C initially came together in 1998, formed by the four high school friends. From 2003-2006, they conquered the DMC Championship, winning four times in a row and garnering a rabid worldwide fan base. However, 2006 marked the beginning of a four-year break for other projects, Hocus Pocus and Beat Torrent, before these four musicians would reform. Now, C2C have returned, and they have their sights set on dance floor domination uniquely mixing live instrumentation and turntable fireworks.

C2C is not yet (see: yet) a household name in the US for electronic and urban music enthusiasts, but the three-letter name is synonymous in the world of “turntablism,” a highly technical yet intensely musical discipline, with performers using turntables as a bona fide musical instrument.

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Debut Video: Dog Blood – “Next Order”

Dog Blood released the mysterious Boysnoize Records/OWSLA/Big Beat EP of the same name earlier in 2012. The tunes contained therein were the only evidence of the projects’ true creators- immaculate, nuanced electro-house beats adorned with tasteful synth work, acid lines, and integrated, detailed production that benefited from intent, repeated listening bore indicators of the talent.
Today Dog Blood present a tragicomic, psychedelic, adventurous clip directed by Sil Van Der Woerd where worlds collide in the mind of one poor little man.

Citizens of the great City Of Detroit, the birthplace of techno and, hence, the Nazareth of current EDM, will bear witness to sets by Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flosstradomus, and more on New Years Eve 2013 for The Bang. Later, Dog Blood (Sonny Moore and Alexander Ridha) will DJ back to back at an exclusive after party and, later, a very few, select stages internationally throughout  year.


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Video: Fedde le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel – Turn it

Fedde le Grand returns with his first track of 2012, the Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel collaboration “Turn It”. Check out the cool video above that makes the viewer feel kinda like they’re in on a part of the whole collaboration.

After FIVE Beatport no.1 hits last year alone, the world has been on tenterhooks to see what Fedde unleashes as his first production of the new year – and from the first listen it’s safe to say “Turn It” totally smashes it.

Classic le Grand with an electric Koyu and Wedel twist, the track has unsurprisingly proved a hit with the biggest EDM artists throwing their considerable support behind it.

Fedde le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel – “Turn It” is released through Flamingo Recordings and available exclusively on Beatport from March 19th.


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Magnetic Magazine

If you still haven’t checked out Magnetic Magazine, you should know…you should.

Music veterans combine forces, bringing something new and something old to the table through the new online electronica music portal, Magnetic Magazine, brought to you by the founders of BPM (Beats Per Minute) Magazine, David Ireland and Rob Simas.

The pair’s contribution to EDM (electronic dance music) culture has spanned over fifteen years from publishing, writing and promotions. Magnetic is a celebration of their combined experiences within the electronic music movement that continues to set new trends and garner big reactions most recently with Mau5heads, DJ tents and three time award-winning LA producer, Skrillex at this year’s 54th Grammy Awards.

Founder, David Ireland speaks about how former music magazine, BPM gave Magnetic breath, “Magnetic was conceived at the dinner table when a colleague suggested that I try to get the old BPM trademark back and relaunch a 2.0 version online. My former partners would not release the mark, so we decided to launch under the Magnetic banner. The goal was simple: to provide excellent music and lifestyle content written by not only top bloggers but A-list journalists.”

Another one of BPM’s founders and Magnetic editor-in-chief, Rob Simas speaks about their transformation, “When I helped launch BPM magazine in ’96 the electronic music scene was young and promised to be the next big thing. It took a bit longer to catch on than originally thought. Launching Magnetic magazine 15-years after BPM is exciting in a different way. EDM has taken over the airwaves, Internet, soundtracks to movies and television—it’s overwhelmingly pervasive within the American landscape. I look at Magnetic as a cultural receiver and transmitter, a multimedia portal and a living document on electronic music and its surrounding culture.”

The owners of Magnetic have been right there from the beginning. With dance music becoming more prevalent and widely publicized with high-profile DJs and producers like David Guetta, Tiësto, deadmau5 and Avicii, the owners of Magnetic are doing their part to usher in the 3rd chapter in the electronic music saga. Magnetic made its soft debut in the summer of 2011 and has continued to combine forces with seasoned music journalists as well providing a platform for the new “opinionators.”

Magnetic will continue to form national lifestyle partnerships and bring the best of the best in the world of electronica and emerging indie artists.


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