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V Recordings Artist T.R.A.C Releases New Track ‘Late Night Connection’ (Feat Dynamite MC)


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New album ’Life In Motion’ coming 8th December.

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album ‘Life In Motion’ (Available 8th December via V Recordings) NYC Hip Hop/Drum and Bass MC / Producer T.R.A.C. teams up with the legendary Dynamite MC on ‘Late Night Connection’.  The track hits the ground running, throwing the listener headfirst into a packed dancefloor, the piquant keys providing an interesting plot twist as the pace intensifies….

 

‘Life In Motion’ Features contributions from the elite of the Drum and Bass scene, the album includes productions from Calibre, Serum, Marc Mac (4Hero/Reinforced) and Random Movement, as well as guest features such as Conrad, and Adrienne Richards.

 

When it comes to Hip Hop, New York is home to many great MC’s and artists of all genres. Anyone who has ever visited the borough of Brooklyn will have seen its wide mix of cultures, ethnicities, and renowned musicians living within some of the most historic neighbourhoods in the world. Growing up within this melting pot has inspired the MC known as T.R.A.C. and as a result, he holds a deep burning ambition To Rule And Conquer the scene he is so immersed in.

 

Although his roots lie in NYC Hip Hop, T.R.A.C. is also a long-time lover of breakbeats at 174bpm, taking inspiration from Marc Mac, legend of 4 Hero and Reinforced fame, who would eventually produce his debut album on BBE Records. Building a loyal following over the past ten years, performing at Drum and Bass events all over North America, Canada and Europe, it was on one such occasion that he caught the attention of V Recordings head honcho Bryan Gee who instantly recognised his lyrical skills and the opportunity to unite that East Coast Hip Hop style with its distant cousin from across the pond, Drum and Bass.
 

 

A supreme lyricist, T.R.A.C.’s talents have seen him work with legendary producers such as Marc Mac and Lewis Parker. As a Drum and Bass MC, he’s rocked stages with an ever growing list of A-class DJs such as LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, and Goldie (to name a few); and, is recognized internationally throughout his career in the genre as a premiere stateside born MC, with the roots of a talented Hip Hop artist.

 

‘Life In Motion’ is an album full of dynamics like life itself: deep, rolling basslines, crisp, perfectly clipped drums and jazz infused instrumentation, sound tracking a nocturnal journey across the city that never sleeps.

 

, in 2011 and received underground critical acclaim. He recently garnered further attention via a number of well-received releases on respected labels including tunes like ‘The Partys Arrived’, ‘Bossin’ Ova’ (Dave Owen), and the now classic ‘Higher Ground’ (Submorphics).

 

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DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2017 announced


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  • Nominees include Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, Bicep, Andy C, Pete Tong, Goldie, Ben UFO, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey, Camelphat & Elderbrook, Mollie Collins, Denis Sulta and more…
  • Best of British Awards Party announced

 

Voting page

 

The nominations have been announced and voting is now open for DJ Magazine’s annual Best of British Awards 2017, educated by Point Blank.

The poll is a celebration of the UK’s underground electronic music scene and is now in its ninth year. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Best of British shines the spotlight on UK talent, be they DJs, producers, live acts, ensembles, MCs or labels, clubs, venues, festivals, albums, compilations, tracks, remixes, or live streams.

 

This year’s nominees include Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, Bicep, Andy C, Pete Tong, Goldie, Ben UFO, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey, Camelphat & Elderbrook, Mollie Collins, Denis Sulta, Dusky, Zed Bias and many more.

 

Last year’s winners included Fabric collecting two awards for Best Large Club, and Innovation & Excellence (with Craig Richards also winning Best Resident). Carl Cox was awarded Outstanding Contribution, Annie Nightingale was voted Soldier Of The Scene, DJ EZ picked up Best DJ, The Warehouse Project was awarded Best Club Series, Dusky were chosen as Best Live Act, Lady Leshurr was voted 2016’s Best MC, while Best Live Stream went to Groove Armada.

 

The Best of British awards features British talent that has made considerable waves over the past 12 months. Each year, DJ Mag’s editorial team choose the 5 nominees for each category before giving the UK’s clubbers and electronic music fans a chance to make their voices heard via a public vote.

 

The full list of Best of British nominations – as chosen by DJ Mag’s UK editorial team – are listed below. Music fans can vote for their favourites individually, or have their say in every category. Voting closes on 1st December 2017. Voting page

 

The results will be announced at the Best of British Awards Party, powered by Relentless Energy Drink, at Egg London on Thursday 14th December. All voters before 22nd November can sign up for free tickets. After this date, tickets will go on general sale.

 

Full nominations list 

Best DJ

–  Ben UFO
–  Dax J
–  Denis Sulta
–  Enzo Siragusa
–  Hannah Wants

Best DJ Duo

–  Bicep
–  Dense & Pika
–  Dusky
–  Sasha & John Digweed
–  Solardo

Breakthrough DJ

–  Archie Hamilton
–  Jay Clarke
–  Mollie Collins
–  Or:la
–  Saoirse

Best Resident DJ

–  Coco Cole, My House
–  DJ Harvey, Pikes Ibiza
–  Lo Shea, Hope Works
–  Seb Zito, FUSE
–  Terry Francis, Fabric

Best Live Act

–  Clark
–  Mr. G
–  Overmono
–  Paula Temple
–  Ross From Friends

Best Instrumental Ensemble

–  Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble
–  Haçienda Classical
–  Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
–  Sasha – Refracted: Live
–  The Symphonic Sounds Of Back To Basics

Best Producer

–  Fort Romeau
–  Four Tet
–  Maya Jane Coles
–  Radioactive Man
–  Special Request

Breakthrough Producer

–  Dead Man’s Chest
–  DJ Boring
–  East End Dubs
–  Kelly Lee Owens
–  Latmun

Best Label

–  Cin Cin
–  Classic Music Company
–  Livity Sound
–  Metalheadz
–  Ninja Tune

Breakthrough Label

–  6dimensions
–  Astrophonica
–  Hot Haus Recs
–  Technicolour
–  Warehouse Music

Best Large club

–  Egg, London
–  Fabric, London
–  Ministry of Sound, London
–  Motion, Bristol
–  The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Best Small Club

–  Corsica Studios, London
–  Hope Works, Sheffield
–  Sub Club, Glasgow

–  The Arch, Brighton
–  The Blackbox, Birmingham

Best Club Event

–  Artwork Presents Art’s House
–  Meat Free
–  Rupture
–  Spearhead Presents
–  Superstition

Best Club Series

–  Andy C XOYO
–  In:Motion
–  Printworks Issue
–  The Hydra: In Stereo
–  The Warehouse Project

Best Dance Festival

–  Field Day
–  Hospitality In The Park
–  Junction 2
–  South West Four
–  The Social

Best Boutique Dance Festival
–  Farr
–  Field Maneuvers
–  Gottwood
–  Houghton
–  Lost Village

Best Album

–  Call Super ‘Arpo’ [Houndstooth]
–  Ikonika ‘Distractions’ [Hyperdub]
–  Maya Jane Coles ‘Take Flight’ [I/AM/ME]
–  Special Request ‘Belief System’ [Houndstooth]
–  Zed Bias ‘Different Response’ [Exit Records]

Best Compilation

–  ‘Defected Presents DJ Haus In The House’ [Defected]
–  Erol Alkan ‘Reworks Volume 1’ [Phantasy Sound]
–  ‘Fabriclive 91: Special Request’ [Fabric Records]
–  ‘Fabriclive 94: Midland’ [Fabric Records]
–  ‘Moxie Presents Volume Three’ [On Loop]

Best Track

–  Bicep ‘Glue’ [Ninja Tune]
–  Camelphat & Elderbrook ‘Cola’ [DFTD]
–  Floating Points ‘Ratio’ [Pluto Records]
–  Four Tet ‘Planet’ [Text Records]
–  Tom Demac ‘Sink Or Swim’ [Hypercolour]

Best Remix

–  KH ‘Question’ [Text Records]
–  Mathew Jonson ‘Decompression (dB’s Raw Edit)’ [Freedom Engine]
–  Mumdance & Logos ‘Move Your Body (Perc & Truss Remix)’ [Tectonic Recordings]
–  Sam Binga feat. Warrior Queen ‘Wasted Days (Sully Remix)’ [SBSLS]
–  Trance Wax – ‘Trance 5’ [Trance Wax]

Best MC

–  AJ Tracey
–  Blackeye MC
–  Jam Baxter
–  Little Simz
–  Sense MC

Soldier of the Scene

–  Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter
–  Bryan Gee
–  Danny Rampling
–  Luke Solomon
–  Storm

Best DJ Mag Bunker Set

–  Benton (BBS)
–  Fracture & Neptune (First Birthday)
–  Hatcha (Hatcha & Friends)
–  Philth (Dispatch Recordings)
–  Stretch & Double O (AKO Beatz)

Best DJ Mag HQ Set

–  Alan Fitzpatrick
–  Artwork
–  Carl Cox
–  DJ Yoda
–  Mark System

 

ABOUT DJ MAGAZINE

With a worldwide audience of over 5 million, DJ Mag is an internationally recognised British media brand dedicated to dance music, DJs and the technology and culture that make up the now global scene. Based in London, DJ Mag’s operations span print, digital media, video, awards, annual polls, tours, events, and live music streaming.

 

The magazine was founded in 1988 as “Jocks” and currently produces a monthly print edition in the UK, USA and Canada, with seasonal editions in Ibiza and Croatia. DJMag.com has in excess of 800,000 unique monthly users, 5 million monthly page views, 360,000 Twitter followers, and over 2.1 million Facebook fans. The magazine, brand and content are licensed around the world to France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, India, U.A.E, Malaysia and Indonesia. DJ Mag celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.

 

DJ Mag also produces four publicly voted annual polls, Top 100 DJs, Top 100 Clubs, Best of British, and DJ Mag Tech Awards, which receive nearly 2 million votes between them.  The Top 100 DJs poll culminates in a yearly awards show that has been held at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) in the Heineken Music Hall, the Passenger Terminal, The Convention Factory, the Rai and the Ajax Stadium. The event is also livestreamed to millions around the globe.

 

 

 

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Roni Size shares new single ‘Hold The Front Page’


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Premiered today via Mixmag, Roni Size shares a brand new, unheard track ‘Hold The Front Page’. Forthcoming on CD4 of the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Re-issue, ‘Hold The Front Page’ will also appear on a limited edition 12”.

 

Another teaser from the deluxe reissue, this sonic treat comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the UK leg of the New Forms Live Anniversary Tour. This February 2018, Roni Size will take his ground breaking audio-visual live show on an exclusive 4-night tour; first hitting his home town of Bristol and then onto London, Birmingham and Leeds. A combined live instrument and hardware show, this unique performance will feature state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping in the form of the ‘light box’; and marks the first time Roni has performed the Mercury Prize winning album New Forms as a solo performer.


The live show is a high-energy audio and visual celebration of New Forms, drawing on the original tracks whilst bringing them right up to date with 2017 edits and remixes.

 

On November 10th 2017, Roni Size & Reprazent will release the deluxe 4CD / 2LP reissue of New Forms. To commemorate 20 years of this era-defining drum ‘n’ bass album, the package will feature a special New Forms 20th anniversary live hardware mix programmed by Roni featuring previously unreleased remixes and re-edits, as well as remixes from drum ‘n’ bass legends such as Grooverider, Source Direct and Krust (previously only released on vinyl) and the 2017 remaster of the original 2CD / LP.

 

PRE-ORDER NEW FORMS

 

New Forms 20th Anniversary is out Friday 10th November 2017.

 

BUY TICKETS FOR NEW FORMS LIVE

 

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Cakewalk Announces “Momentum” Songwriting Platform for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, VST, AU, and AAX


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Record song ideas, lyrics, melodies, and more on any Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device. Your ideas sync to the cloud and back up automatically, so they’re always at your fingertips. The included Mac/Win VST/AU/AAX plug-in works with any DAW, which makes it easy to drag and drop ideas from the cloud when you’re ready to turn your ideas into projects. You can even send songs from your DAW back into Momentum for additional development while away from your computer—like coming up with lyric ideas for melodies or chord progressions.

 

Momentum does far more than just turn devices like smart phones and tablets into portable recorders. Momentum can record up to four tracks, with editing, looping, and effects. It also keeps your ideas organized in the Momentum “Ideaspace,” with tagging and easy retrieval to smooth and speed up the creative process.

 

“Today, musicians are hustling to keep up with fans, emails, shows, recording, and usually a day job—who has time and energy to fire up a giant studio DAW just to throw down a great new idea?” explains Alex Westner, Cakewalk’s VP Product Strategy & Innovation. “The truth is, we all have decent microphones in our pockets–we can capture our ideas anytime, anywhere on our smartphones. With Momentum, we’re also helping musicians get their ideas out of voice-memo-purgatory and seamlessly into their favorite DAW, where they can turn their ideas into songs.”

 

Momentum is ideal for songwriters, producers and musicians who find ideas and inspiration on the fly. It has been designed to inspire creativity anywhere, but most importantly, it saves time—and it’s a hassle-free way to make sure you’ll never again lose a great musical idea.

 

Availability

Momentum is available globally through music and sound retailers (November 2017), and immediately in the Cakewalk Store. Please click here for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.

 

Pricing

  • The Free version supports a limited number of ideas (projects) encoded in MP3 format, each with a maximum length of 5 minutes.
  • The Basic Plan ($2.99/month) allows for an unlimited number of ideas.
  • The Pro Plan ($9.99/month) extends the maximum length to 60 minutes per idea, uses lossless encoding with FLAC or WAV, and allows recording audio from the DAW into the plug-in.
  • Discounted yearly plans are also available.

 

About Cakewalk, Inc.

Cakewalk, Inc., a Gibson Brand, has been empowering music creators for 30 years with award-winning and innovative music software. Please visit www.cakewalk.com for information on all products. Cakewalk is a registered trademark, and the Cakewalk logo is a trademark of Cakewalk, Inc.

 

 

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Roni Size shares “Trust Me VIP 2017 Remix” highly sought after dubplate


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This week, the pioneering drum ‘n’ bass producer Roni Size unveiled the first exclusive track from the forthcoming Deluxe Reissue of New Forms and shared details of his forthcoming 20th Anniversary USA Tour. Originally released as the B-side to ‘Share The Fall’, ‘Trust Me’ has been given a special VIP upgrade and will appear as an exclusive on CD4 as well as on the limited edition 12”.
 

Speaking to Drum And Bass HQ about the track, Roni Said:
 
“The underlying discussion in the world of drum ‘n’ bass and jungle is always around dub plates that never came out.  Trust Me VIP has always been highly sought after and often mentioned by well-known DJs and producers… well now the wait is well and truly over!”

 
This November 10th 2017, Roni Size & Reprazent celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Forms with a deluxe 4CD / 2LP reissue. To commemorate this era-defining drum ‘n’ bass album, the package will feature a special New Forms 20th anniversary live hardware mix programmed by Roni featuring previously unreleased remixes and re-edits, remixes from drum ‘n’ bass legends such as Grooverider, Source Direct and Krust (previously only released on vinyl) and the 2017 remaster of the original 2CD / LP.

 

One of the definitive electronic albums of the 90s, New Forms brought drum ‘n’ bass into the mainstream. Fighting off industry heavyweights including the Spice Girls, The Prodigy, Suede, Radiohead, Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size & Reprazent won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, going on to sell 300,000 units in the UK with its release on BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud.

 

 
20 years since being propelled into the mainstream, drum ‘n’ bass continues to thrive with artists including Chase and Status, Sigma, and Wilkinson dominating the charts, all of whom acknowledge Roni Size & Reprazent as forefathers of the scene. Whilst Grime, a genre with a similarly unique cultural heritage, enjoys its moment – it feels like perfect timing to honour New Forms as the seminal milestone in British music as it is.

 

New Forms will be reissued 10th November, 2017. 
 
PRE-ORDER + RECEIVE INSTANT GRAT OF ‘TRUST ME VIP 2017 REMIX’
 
 

 

RONI SIZE TOUR DATES

 

AUS/ NZ

Fri 27 Oct, Auckland, Studio

Sat 28 Oct, Sydney, Civic Underground

Wed 01 Nov, Wellington, San Fran

Thur 02 Nov, Queenstown, Loco

Fri 03 Nov, Christchurch, Winnies

Sat 04 Nov, Perth, Villa

Sun 05 Nov, Victoria, Friends of Ours, Tallarook

Mon 06, Melbourne, 170 Russell

 

USA

Wed 06 Dec, Cambridge, MA, The Middle East

Thu 07 Dec, New York, Output

Fri 08 Dec, Washington, U Street Music Hall

Sat 09 Dec, Atlanta, Masquerade

Wed 13 Dec, Kansas City, Riot Room

Thu 14 Dec, Los Angeles, Project Club LA

Fri 15 Dec, Orlando, Native Social Bar

Sat 16 Dec, Texas, Day for Night

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