At the peak of EDM news coverage this week, Markus Schulz beat out a growing list of U.S.-based DJs and producers for America’s Best DJ. Do you agree with this, or should someone else have taken away the award? The Award Ceremony, which will feature sets from both Schulz and A-Trak, is scheduled for October 7 at the Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas.
As far as other live performances are concerned, the lineup for Sensation “Innerspace” was revealed this week. Per earlier rumors, Fedde Le Grand and Danny Tenaglia are part of the two-day festival’s lineup, as are Mr. White, Dennis Ferrer, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, 2000 and one, and Mark Knight. The festival, held in Europe before, has made its way stateside and is scheduled for October 26 and 27 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. The trailer, as well, just came out this week.
Also in New York, Rusko announced his Halloween show, the Pier of Fear. Tickets go on sale on September 21, and the performance is scheduled for October 28 at Pier 94.
Have you always wanted to be part of a festival lineup? If you have the skills and social media presence, try out for the third Sound Wave Music Festival DJ contest. The deadline to enter is September 21 and winners are selected on quality and number of Soundcloud plays.
For new releases, Trance singer Aruna, meanwhile, is putting out “Save The Day” on October 8 on Black Hole Recordings. David Guetta also put out his second collaboration with “Titanium” singer Sia, called “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces).” Do you think it will turn into as big of a pop-house hit as their first collaboration?
For longer releases, Scottish DJ Funk D’Void has his two-disc Balance 022 album scheduled for October 9, and Brazilian duo Click Box announced an EP, which comes out on September 21. For distant future releases, get ready for another New Order album. Reuniting just a year ago, the Manchester synthpop act behind “Blue Monday” announced that they plan to enter the studio in 2013. This record could be a follow-up to 2005’s Waiting for the Sirens Call, but considering New Order’s track record, a disc likely won’t drop until 2016.
While never putting out a full-length studio release, Swedish House Mafia are making a mix album, called Until Now. Their latest single, “Don’t You Worry Child” came out last Friday, and this week, the tracklist for Until Now was released.
Steve Angello, who is doing a solo set at Size in the Park this weekend, explained why Swedish House Mafia broke up to the Huffington Post: “I think we felt like it had become a very big machine. I think the pressure … It just wasn’t having fun anymore. It was this humongous monster.”
For non-releases news, AKG is launching their collaboration with Tiesto: the DJ’s signature headphones line simply called AKG by Tiesto. Not just producing part of the soundtrack, Skrillex is having an animated cameo in the upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph.