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Mord Fustang Reveals Lead Single From Forthcoming 2015 Debut Album

Mord Fustang

Listen: Mord Fustang – “Drivel”

Following numerous Beatport Top 10 smashes and a slew of top festival and club appearances, DJ/producer Mord Fustang announces plans to release his debut album, 9999 in 1, on his own label Magic Trooper in early 2015. Finally lifting the curtain on the enigmatic wizard famed for merging teched-out house, disco, electro, glitch, and hard bass grooves in a single track.

Now, following an exclusive premiere with EDM.com, Mord releases lead single “Drivel”, his first new track since he took the dance world by storm with breakthrough 2011 hits “The Electric Dream,” “Lick The Rainbow,” “Milky Way,” “Magic Trooper,” “Champloo” and “Taito” on the renowned Plasmapool label.

Paying homage to his video game roots, Drivel is an electro-house anthem laced with the primitive sounds contained on the bootleg Nintendo cartridges of his youth – the first electronic music he’d ever heard. A true “classic Mord track” as he calls it, Drivel sets the tone for the electronic concept album that is 9999 in 1, who’s title derives from the random numbers on the plastic yellow cartridges of his first bootleg video games. “The album is a 8-bit homage I have for those games,” Mord states of 9999 in 1.

From remixing for the likes of LMFAO, Morgan Page, and CeCe Penniston to being voted Beatport’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2012, Mord fast became an in-demand global attraction, bringing his laptop-smashing DJ/live performance everywhere from London’s legendary Ministry of Sound to the U.S.’s Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, and Ultra music festivals.

It was this success that laid the foundation for Mord Fustang’s artist album debut, a masterwork created over a two year stay in Los Angeles that builds on the innovative groundwork he’s already built, and trailblazes into some unexpected zones, too.

With more tracks to be revealed in the coming months, Mord is certainly a producer to keep your eyes and ears on this fall.


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Lightning In A Bottle Festival

This looks like the absolute coolest festival ever!

Lightning in a Bottle is California’s premier camp out festival celebrating art, electronic music, yoga and much more!

The dates for the festival this year is May 22-26, Memorial Day Weekend.

The history of Lightning in a Bottle spans more than a decade; friends, family, and co-horts of The Do LaB are thrilled and astounded that it’s been more than ten years of celebrating art, music, performance, sustainability and life, making miracles and catching Lightning in a Bottle!

2014’s music lineup will be announced in early March. Past headliners include Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Purity Ring, Rusko, Nicolas Jaar, Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Booka Shade, Bonobo, Beats Antique, Mimosa, Tycho, EOTO, Shpongle, Tipper, Lucent Dossier Experience, Apparat, Paper Diamond, Panty Raid, Nit Grit, Nosaj Thing, Emancipator, Star Slinger, The Very Best, Daedelus, Lee Burridge, Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, J-Flip, Jesse Rose, Nick Warren, Polish Ambassador, Odesza, Kastle, Gladiator, and more!

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Download: Vitalic – “Rave Age Minimix”

Techno maverick, Vitalic, released his eagerly anticipated album, Rave Age, last week via [PIAS] America.  The French producer’s third album takes the laser-guided disco for which he’s known to an altogether wilder but no less euphoric place.  This is a savage and carefree statement from a dancefloor visionary who’s spent the last decade redefining electronic music in his own particular fashion and has decided, as only he can, to keep things simple. In celebration, he has released the Rave Age minimix for free download.

Mixed by legendary production wizard, Stephane Alf Briat, known for his work with Air and Phoenix, Rave Age is a ballsy, firecracker of an album that showcases not just a passion for big room, electro smashers and electronica, but a broad set of influences that stretch from punk and film soundtracks to disco and indie dance.

Vitalic grabbed the international spotlight in 2001 with his now classic debut, the Poney EP. The record’s instant and enduring appeal saw Pascal aligned with Daft Punk and Aphex Twin as a singular producer capable of shaping the future of electronic music and is arguably the first techno record of the last decade. He has released many essential records since then including the blistering euphoria of “La Rock 01” and “You Prefer Cocaine”. Vitalic is also known for his searing live show.

Listen/download: Vitalic – “Rave Age Minimix”

Rave Age Tracklisting:
1 – Rave Kids Go
2 – Stamina
3 – Fade Away
4 – Vigipirate
5 – Under Your Sun
6 – No More Sleep
7 – Nexus
8 – The March of Skabah
9 – Lucky Star
10 – La Mort Sur Le Dancefloor
11 – Next I’m Ready

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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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