If you’re into music (and if you’re reading this website, you likely are), you probably collect releases, if not genre memorabilia. This week, Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail pointed out that Lego is introducing a collectible line of toys that includes a DJ Lego Man, complete with a record, turntable, and headphones.
A few singles and shorter releases came out this week. On the house end of things, there’s Gemini’s Mercury EP, which hits stores on November 19. Their North American tour in support starts on November 15.
Australian producer TyDi also put out track “Glow in the Dark,” featuring Estonian singer Kerli.
On the trance side, Craig Connelly is releasing “Like Whatever” on November 26. This electro-influenced trance track has so far appeared on The Gareth Emery podcast and A State of Trance.
Somewhere in between is Tritonal and Super8 & Tab’s collaboration “ARC”. The two acts have been touring together, but most of the track was recorded between Skype and file sharing, with some time spent in Tritonal’s Austin, Texas studio.
Dub-house duo Cazzette, the second act after Avicii pushed by Ash Pournouri’s At Night Management, released their first video, for original track “Beam Me Up.” Although the budget looks bigger than average for a debut video, the track itself is weak, especially as many of Cazette’s remixes sounded promising. The higher vocals in the mix make you wonder, “Where’s the house?”
Aside from new music, Feenixpawl began the North American leg of their In My Mind tour. The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, scheduled for this upcoming weekend, just announced new acts on the bill, including Metro Area, Nick Catchdubs, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), Lauren Flax, Body Language, Deadboy, Falty DL, Fatima Al Qadiri, Mykki Blanco, Drop The Lime, KI: Theory, Braille, and others.
More EDM is coming to a U.S. radio station near you. This week, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced Evolution, a new EDM station on iHeartRadio. Pete Tong is hosting, and the program is expected to kick off on November 12. However, two days in, Afrojack is doing a five-day residency, or takeover, that will additionally feature an interview with Swedish House Mafia.
For other events, Tiesto is becoming the latest face of (RED). He will be joining the organization on World AIDS Day on December 1 and will further be influencing other EDM artists to spread the organization’s mission.
Before that point, Help Heal New York, a benefit performance for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, is being held at Pacha NYC on November 14. Going from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m, the show features a lengthy list of DJing talent, including Danny Tenaglia, Francois K, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Shermanology, Danny Avila, and others. Those in attendance are recommended to make a donation or bring food, canned goods, blankets, toiletries, and other essentials. 100 percent of all proceeds are being donated to the Red Cross in Greater New York.