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DIMENSION TO MIX FABRICLIVE 98


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Dimension is a unique artist, carving his path to become a globally renowned producer and DJ, pushing his distinctive sound around the world without diluting the purity of his musical output. Who better, then, to helm FABRICLIVE 98. Released on 25 May, Dimension’s mix will be preceded by a very special launch party at fabric on 11 May.

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A definitive snapshot of drum & bass in 2018, FABRICLIVE 98’s 56-strong tracklist features 22 exclusives from Dimension, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Calyx & Teebee, The Prototypes, Culture Shock, 1991, Metrik, Benny L, Turno, Dossa & Locuzzed and Fred V & Grafix – many of whom created music especially for this album. Also included is Dimension’s ‘Whip Slap VIP’, which will be made available as part of the compilation on 25 May 2018.

 

Dimension is an electronic music producer and DJ from London, United Kingdom. A man of few words who tends to let his music do the talking, Dimension is receiving mainstream success without deliberately releasing crossover music – striking the perfect balance between club and radio. Not only the creative mind behind his music, Dimension distinguishes himself through his passion for bold architectural design, sleek aesthetic and theological themes – this unique ethos has helped establish him as one of the most exciting, sought after producers in electronic music.

 

The rise of Dimension has been nothing short of remarkable. At an early stage of his career, Dimension was already turning heads within the drum & bass scene and specialist radio alike. A combination of effortless musicality and production prowess caught the attention of many producers and DJ’s such as Andy C, Sub Focus, Chase & Status as well as Skrillex and deadmau5.

 

Within the space of a few years, Dimension has received unprecedented support for his underground anthems such as ‘Whip Slap’, ‘UK’, ‘Techno’, and ‘Raver’ as well as collaborative effort ‘Rush’ with Wilkinson, which landed Dimension his fourth Hottest Record with Annie Mac on Radio 1.

 

Having embarked on his sold out debut UK tour at the start of 2018, Dimension returns to the capital to launch FABRICLIVE 98 at fabric on May 11th 2018, with a Room One launch party that also features Friction, Metrik, TC, Turno, 1991, and Kove (full listings information on page 2). This special event precedes summer festival appearances at Creamfields, Pukkelpop, We Are Electric, Boomtown, Electric Forest, Love Saves The Day, and his Amnesia Ibiza residency; with more new music and tours to follow (see dates below), 2018 will be Dimension’s strongest year to date.

 

DIMENSION SAID:

“Of course, I wanted to make the mix special. I wanted it to represent my attitude towards the energy experienced at shows, but also appreciated the fact that the mix isn’t always going to be heard on a dance floor. I also wanted the mix to contain a lot of new music, hence why over half the track list has never been heard and is specifically unique to FABRICLIVE 98. Some of the most talented producers from all around the scene went out their way to create bespoke VIPs from their back catalogue, specifically for the mix. I truly hope the result is something that people are really excited to hear. 

 

FABRICLIVE 98 TRACKLIST (exclusives in bold):

 

  1. Dimension – Intro / Pull Me Under feat. RAPHAELLA [MTA]
  2. Culture Shock – Rush Connection [RAM]
  3. Concept 2 – Cause & Effect (Calyx & Teebee Remix) [RAM]
  4. The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot (VIP Mix) [Viper Recordings]
  5. Dimension – Jet Black (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  6. Calyx & Teebee – Skank (VIP Mix) [RAM]
  7. Document One – Uh Huh (VIP Mix) [Technique Recordings]
  8. Chase & Status – No Problem (VIP Mix) [Chase & Status]
  9. Dimension – Whip Slap (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  10. Dimension – Beg & Borrow (VIP Mix) [Dimension]
  11. Culture Shock – Bunker [RAM]
  12. 1991 – Witchdoctor [MTA]
  13. Calyx & Teebee – Sawn Off (Dimension Edit) [RAM]
  14. Dimension – Techno [Dimension]
  15. SpectraSoul – 4URGH [Ish Chat Music]
  16. Culture Shock – Lower Frequencies [Culture Shock]
  17. Metrik – Fatso [Hospital]
  18. Dimension – Love To Me (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  19. 1991 – Jungle Cats [1991]
  20. Dimension – Generator [Dimension]
  21. Sub Focus – Circadian [Sub Focus]
  22. Chase & Status – Tribes [Chase & Status]
  23. Dimension – UK (VIP) [Dimension]
  24. Dimension – UK (Skrillex Edit) [Dimension]
  25. My Nu Leng & Flava D – Soul Shake (1991 VIP Remix) [My Nu Leng]
  26. Dimension – Raver [Dimension]
  27. Bensley – Ascension [RAM]
  28. Benny L – Low Blow (VIP Mix) [Metalheadz]
  29. Dillinja – Friday [Valve Digital]
  30. DJ Fresh feat. Sigma – Cylon [Breakbeat Kaos]
  31. Sub Focus – Stomp [RAM]
  32. Chris Lake – I Want You (1991 Remix) [OWSLA]
  33. High Contrast – If We Ever [Hospital]
  34. B-Complex – Beautiful Lies [Hospital]
  35. Rockwell – User [Shogun Audio]
  36. Fred V & Grafix – Just A Thought (2018 Mix] [Viper Recordings]

Fred V & Grafix – Ultraviolet [Hospital]

  1. Deadmau5 – Avarita (Dimension 2018 Remix) [Universal]
  2. Chase & Status – Is It Worth It (VIP Mix) [Mercury]
  3. Sub Focus – Deep Space [RAM Records]
  4. IllSkillz – Directions [Hospital]
  5. Wilkinson & Dimension – Rush [RAM]
  6. Wilkinson – Afterglow [RAM]
  7. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Sub Focus Remix) [The Sleepy Jackson / Nick Littlemore]
  8. Dimension – Automatik [Dimension]
  9. Dossa & Locuzzed – Shag (VIP Mix) [Viper Recordings]
  10. Turno – The Invaderz (VIP Mix) [Charge]
  11. Metrik – Want My Love feat. Elisabeth Troy [Hospital]
  12. Chase & Status – All Crew [Self-Release]
  13. Koncept – Breathe In [Viper Recordings]
  14. Commix – Be True [Metalheadz]
  15. Sub Focus – X-Ray (Metrik Remix) [RAM]
  16. Tantrum Desire – Pump (Dimension Edit) [Technique Recordings]
  17. Chase & Status – International (Dimension Remix) [Chase & Status]
  18. Cyantific – Infinity Plus 1 [RAM]
  19. John B – Up All Night [Metalheadz]
  20. Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid (Metrik Remix) [Polydor]

 

FABRICLIVE 98: Dimension Launch x Med School

 

Room One: FABRICLIVE 98: Dimension Launch

Dimension

Friction (Special Guest)

Metrik

TC

Turno

1991

Kove

 

Room Two: Med School

London Elektricity

Etherwood

Keeno

Whiney

Unglued

Lakeway B2B Sweetpea (New Blood Takeover)

Chris Inperspective

MCs:

Ruthless MC

Tempza

Degs

 

Dimension lands in EC1 this spring for the launch of his FABRICLIVE 98 mix. By now a FABRICLIVE staple, the London artist has become one of the most essential names in drum & bass over the last few years, with high-energy releases. Shogun Audio boss Friction also makes a special guest appearance to represent his cutting-edge imprint, while Metrik brings his dancefloor focused sound to the space. Celebrated producer TC also joins alongside Turno, while 1991 and Kove round off the bill.

 

Over in Room Two, the Hospital crew bring their sister label to the house as Med School take over. Label boss London Elektricity returns, bringing a cast of the imprint’s staple artists. London producer Etherwood brings the atmospheric D&B sound of his recent ‘In Stillness’ LP, with the classical-influenced producer Keeno also joining. Also slated are Whiney and Unglued, while young talents Lakeway and Sweetpea face off for a special New Blood Takeover. Chris Inperspective finally rounds off the bill, with Ruthless MC, Tempza and Degs taking over hosting duties.

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DIMENSION SUMMER TOUR DATES:

11.05 – fabric room 1 headline

27.05 – Love Saves The Day, Bristol

09.06 – Detonate Festival, Nottingham

15.06 – Oceanfest, Devon

22.06 – Electric Forest, Michigan

26.06 – Amnesia, Ibiza

08.07 – We Are Electric 2018, Liempde

13.07 – Wake Park Náklo, Náklo, Czech Republic

21.07 – Truck Festival 2018, Oxford

28.07 – MADE Festival, Birmingham

03.08 – Szene Openair 2018, Austria

04.08 – Let It Roll Festival, Prague

05.08 – Eastern Electrics, London

11.08 – Boomtown, Winchester

16.08 – Frequency Festival, Austria

17.08 – Pukkelpop, Belgium

18.08 – Warning, Cambridge

25.08 – Switch, Southampton

26.08 – Creamfields, Cheshire

08.09 – RUN all Day, Bristol

11.09 – Amnesia, Ibiza

14.09 – Look Hipódromo, Sevilla

 

 

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ANDY C CONFIRMS NIGHTLIFE 7 RELEASE & LAUNCHES COMPETITION


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Andy C has announced he’ll be releasing the seventh edition in his benchmark mix album series, Nightlife’. Available early summer 2018, ‘Nightlife 7’ will be released on Ram Records.

 

Launched in 2003, each installment of ‘Nightlife’ has achieved seminal status and reflected the depth of production talent across drum & bass during that period. For the first time, Andy is encouraging new and emerging talent to be a part of it – by inviting them to submit exclusive music to be considered for the ‘Nightlife 7’ mix. All details can be found here including full terms and conditions for submission

Andy C said:

“Nightlife to me is a representation and snap shot of where I feel drum & bass is at in this moment in time. Right now it’s stronger than ever and I want to express this the best way I can”

 

With over 40 awards to date, Andy C’s career has been nothing short of a phenomenon. He’s sold-out Alexandra Palace and Brixton Academy with his own solo shows, played headline slots at the world’s greatest festivals including Creamfields, Glastonbury, EDC, and SW4, and released a string of phenomenal crossover anthems like ‘Heartbeat Loud’ and club tracks like ‘What Bass’, and ‘New Era’. He’s also the go-to remixer for the likes of Major Lazer, Sigala, London Grammar and beyond, and the d&b figure recently chosen to host the first drum & bass radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, broadcast to over 100 countries. In 2017, Andy C sold out a 13 week residency (d&b’s first) at London’s XOYO.

 

As the owner and figurehead for Ram Records, which celebrated 25 years in 2017, Andy’s nurtured and developed huge headline artists such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson and Sub Focus, turning it into one of the world’s most respected independent operations across recordings and now festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, and SW4 where Ram have hosted their own arenas and stages.

 

Andy’s main signature motif as a DJ is that he’s guaranteed to be packing tracks that no other DJ has. Hunting, digging, searching and signing: he is constantly immersed in new music. Not only does this ensure a wholly unique experience when you see him live, but it also gives Ram Records a front row seat when it comes to spotting new artists… As the likes of Loadstar, Wilkinson, Calyx & TeeBee, Frankee, Delta Heavy, Culture Shock, DC Breaks, Hamilton, Mind Vortex, Chords and many more can happily confirm.

 

 

 

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ROLAND ANNOUNCES TR-8S RHYTHM PERFORMER


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Forward-Thinking Performance Instrument with Historic TR Rhythm Sounds, Samples, and Effects

 

Roland announces the TR-8S Rhythm Performer, an innovative new instrument that fuses Roland’s renowned rhythm machine legacy with modern sound design features tuned for live performance.

 

The TR-8S is filled with the most iconic TR drum sounds of all time, plus an extensive selection of samples from Roland’s vast library. The instrument also supports both mono and stereo user samples, and comes packed with hands-on controls and production tools that make patterns move and groove. Dynamic and inspiring, the TR-8S takes the rhythm machine to a new level of creative power.

 

Included in the TR-8S is every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines, with authentic recreations of the 808, 909, 707, 727, and 606, as well as several modified versions. Powered by Roland’s highly acclaimed ACB technology, each machine is a detailed, component-level model that sounds and behaves exactly like the original hardware.

While TR sounds are vital when producing drum tracks, mixing and layering sounds is key for crafting all-new signature sounds that stand out in today’s music scene. In addition to TR sounds, users can pull from the TR-8S’s preset samples or import their own sounds via the SD card slot, giving them the ability to build custom dream kits with limitless sound combinations. Instant-access controls are available to adjust decay, tuning, and many other sound parameters.

 

The TR-8S also includes percussion-tuned effects for enhancing sounds with character, depth, and space. There’s a Master FX knob for processing the entire kit and a control knob for each channel, and both can be custom configured with favorite effects parameters for sound shaping on the fly.

 

Roland’s famous “TR-REC” step sequencer has been at the heart of electronic music production for decades. In the TR-8S, it’s been enhanced and modernized to be better than ever. Via the 16 TR-REC buttons and velocity-sensitive performance pad, users can develop intricate grooves and build detailed fills with velocity, accents, flams, and adjustable sub-steps.

 

 

The TR-8S sequencer is able to store 128 patterns, with eight variations and three fills contained in each. These patterns or variations can be triggered individually or chained together for evolving sequences. It’s also now possible to save the tempo and kit assignment (along with knob positions and effect settings) in patterns.

 

The TR-8S is equipped with connection options to seamlessly integrate with any setup. A stereo mix output is provided, plus six assignable audio outputs that allow individual drum sounds to be processed and mixed externally. There’s also a dedicated trigger output with its own sequencer track, and the assignable outputs can be reconfigured to output trigger signals if desired. Stereo audio inputs are provided as well, enabling users to connect and mix external sound sources. The TR-8S also functions as a multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface, and supports AIRA Link for interfacing with other AIRA gear.

 

To learn more about the TR-8S Rhythm Performer, visit Roland.com.

 

About Roland Corporation

Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.

 

 

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Murdock – Can’t Keep Me Down (feat. Shystie & Sena)


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Murdock made waves on Viper Recordings with his debut release on the label last year with ‘Make Me Stronger’ feat. Jenna G. Now, one year later, the esteemed producer is back with his latest hit ‘Can’t Keep Me Down’ which is destined to be another label classic.

The founder of the biggest Drum & Bass and Dubstep party in the world, RAMPAGE in Belgium, Murdock can boast releases on some of the premier Drum & Bass labels in the scene, including Hospital Records, Liquicity, V Recordings, CIA Records, Dispatch, and his own Radar Records.

‘Can’t Keep Me Down’ is a truly stunning track, opening with alluring vocals from Shystie and Sena that will instantly enrapture audiences the world over. Combining cinematic production with the talents of not one but two vocalists, this is an instant dancefloor classic that will be played out for months to come. Electrifying from start to finish, radiant synths pair with pounding drums and sultry lyrics for one seriously catchy tune.

And as if one sure to be hit single wasn’t enough, Murdock has reworked the original tune with a vibrant, bassline flair that is sure to appease fans of any subgenre of bass music. An eclectic and refreshing rework, ‘Murdock’s Bassline House Mix’ is full of funky, throbbing bass that is sure to have you dancing along in no time.


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Murdock feat. Shystie & Sena
Can’t Keep Me Down
1. Can’t Keep Me Down
2. Can’t Keep Me Down (Murdock’s Bassline House Mix)

Label: Viper Recordings
Cat: VPR143
Genre: Drum & Bass / House
Released: 2nd April 2018

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DENON DJ AND WORLD’S NO. 1 DANCE MUSIC LABEL SPINNIN’ RECORDS PARTNER TOGETHER AT MIAMI MUSIC WEEK


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Denon DJ’s acclaimed Prime Series gear plus a Denon DJ masterclass with Spinnin’ powerhouse artists Lucas and Steve will be the grand prize in the climactic remix competition.

Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that they will be partnering with the world’s No.1 dance music label, Spinnin’ Records, during Miami Music Week, 2018. Locked down for five days of activity at the famous ‘Spinnin’ Hotel, the Denon DJ Prime Series will be powering poolside and rooftop parties, alongside the powerful, energetic presence of the Spinnin’ DJ/Producers.

In build up and anticipation of Miami Music Week, Spinnin’s Talent Pool of fresh, new DJ artists will be invited to remix the new Spinnin’Records, ‘Lucas & Steve’ track, ‘You Don’t Have to Like It’. The lucky winner of the remix competition will receive the grand prize of a full Prime Series DJ set up, a trip to Miami to stay at the Spinnin’ Hotel plus a Denon DJ masterclass with DJ duo, Lucas and Steve. You don’t have to like it.. but you will!

The Prime Series—comprised of the SC5000 Prime Media Player, X1800 Prime Club Mixer and VL12 Prime Direct-Drive DJ turntable— is Denon DJ’s response to the critical need in the professional DJ space for equipment that delivers unprecedented levels of performance, ease of use, musical file organization and complete system synergy. Having received unprecedented critical acclaim since its introduction—including two DJ Mag Tech Awards for the SC5000—the Prime Series represents the future of the professional DJ experience.

Full competition info:

“The Denon DJ team is super-stoked to be a part of the excitement that the Spinnin’ Hotel will generate at Miami Music Week, 2018“ said Paul Dakeyne, Denon DJ’s International Marketing
Director. “We’re looking forward to the Spinnin’ Artists playing on the Prime Series DJ gear at parties and activities throughout the week, and especially to the Lucas and Steve remix comp.

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