As this last week shows, DJs who aren’t even the most well-known can still cause a riot. Case in point was Flux Pavilion doing a surprise show, hosted by MTV and Intel, in Santa Monica, Calif. After tweets and free tickets, hundreds of concertgoers showed up at Hangar 8, and when people were turned away at the door, a commotion ensued, causing police to arrive.
The past week saw the announcement or release of several new tracks. One was Tone of Arc’s remix of “Goodbye Horses.” Even if the name isn’t recognizable, the original is by Q Lazzarus and is featured in a well-known scene from Silence of the Lambs. A NSFW video alludes to the original scene and features the track.
On the trance end of things, there’s Shogun’s “UFO,” an original track that dropped on November 12 and is now on Beatport. Over the past year, this trance producer was considered one of the rising talents to watch, and he cracked DJ Mag’s Top 100 list.
Out today is the Regulators’ remix of “Bait,” a track originally by Brenmar and DJ Sliink.
For future releases, Black Boots, who were just signed to Ultra are putting out “Rebels in the Night” on November 27. After that, Qulinez is putting out their second single on Steve Angello’s Size Records. A follow-up to “Troll,” “Bamf/Dynamic” comes out on December 3. Nearly a month after that is Koshii & Hush’s “C’est Tout Est Noir,” featuring a collaboration with Duran Duran’s John Taylor. The track is off their upcoming album Odyssey, scheduled for spring 2013.
For a full-length album, 16 Bit Lolitas have Warung Brazil 2012 scheduled f16or December 7. Listen to their track “Wounds” here
In addition to a list of new releases are live performances. In December, trance duo Tritonal are celebrating the 100th episode of their radio show Air Up There with a performance in their hometown Austin, Texas. Joining them on December 8 at Emo’s East are Super8 & Tab, who have already been touring with Tritonal, trance heavyweights Kyau & Albert, Will Holland, and Cristina Soto.
Although the lineup for the 2013 Ultra Music Festival has not been revealed, Swedish House Mafia is being added as the opener and closer. For those unaware, Ultra is now spread over two weekends, and Swedish House Mafia start on March 15 and end March 24. These shows are expected to be some of their last performances, if not their final ones.
Help Heal NYC, which had Afrojack and Erick Morillo added to the lineup at the last minute, just passed over the past week, but if you missed that effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, there’s EDM for Sandy Relief, scheduled for November 19. Added to the bill are The Crystal Method, Tommie Sunshine, Run DMT, Drop The Lime, and others. All proceeds are going toward the American Red Cross.
If Avicii can sell jeans (and put out a remix in the process), why can’t Nervo represent Covergirl? The DJing duo from Australia is now part of the makeup brand’s latest campaign.