IBIZA ROCKS club night, Reclaim the Dancefloor, opened their doors this week. The innovative night runs every Tuesday starting at midnight until September 8 at Eden Nightclub, Ibiza. Throughout the season RECLAIM THE DANCEFLOOR will play host to some stellar DJs including Digitalism, Pendulum, Chase & Status, Fake Blood, Boys Noize, Kissy Sellout, and Benga. For their opening show 2MANYDJS kick start the season with the first of their five-date guest spot. Steve Aoki and Cassette Jam are also on the first bill with support by the Reclaim resident, the truly fantastic DOORLY.
To celebrate the opening of ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ resident DJ, Doorly has put together his ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ warm-up mix for you all to enjoy – teasing those that can’t make it to the island this year, wetting the appetite for those that can!
Dead Prez – Hip Hop (Diplo Remix)
Jammin – Kinda Funky
Major Lazer – Mary Jane
The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki – Warp 2.0
Samantha Fu – Theme From Discoteque (Doorly’s Tribute to Soulwax Remix)
Jakwob – Wild Pitch
DZ – Down (Thrills Refix)
Calvin Harris – Not Alone (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Eskimo Twins – Horror (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Caspa – Floor Dem
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Charles Doorly – Bonkers (Accapella)
Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Doorly – Horsestep
TC – Wheres My Money (L-Vis1990’s Dubblestep remix)
Alter Ego – Your Daughter Kicked My Dog
Clipz – Offline
Clipse & Die ft Jenna G – Work It Out
Jakes – Warface
Taking place in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July, WIRELESS 2009 is shaping up to be one of the highlights of this summer’s festival season. Take a look at some of the the line up for the two-day event which features a tonne of Manalogue favourites on the first day.
SATURDAY 4 JULY – LINE UP TO DATE
Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, Digitalism, Frankmusik, Sneaky Soundsystem, N.A.S.A., Tommy Sparks, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Filthy Dukes, The Japanese Popstars…and more coming!
SUNDAY 5 JULY – LINE UP TO DATE Kanye West, Q-Tip, Kid Cudi, Young Jeezy, Flo Rida, Lady Sovereign, Daniel Merriweather, Mr. Hudson…with more to be announced soon.
Keep yer eyes peeled on the site for future announcements.
John Legend’s new album, Evolver, is due for release shortly and features collaborations with Estelle, Will.I.Am, Kanye West and Andre 3000 who appears on the first single “Greenlight”.
A small disclaimer first: my foray into “pop” music is fairly recent, beginning with an pomo (postmodern) exploration of mashups, bastard pop, bootlegs and remixes. I held a general disdain for rnb chart toppers so I feel slightly uncomfortable with myself listening, liking and posting this kind of material. My tastes, like everyone’s, are subjective. However, as pop culture evolves from the amalgamation of so many different styles I have to wonder if my ears have done the same, or is it that over the years have my purist ideals have become diluted.
The newest single from JOHN LEGEND (aka John Stephens) is a perfect example. Simply put, “Green Light” sounds good with ts light flanged filters and Andre 3000′s rhythmic toasting (“let’s hop a cab and split it / I’m kiddin’ / we both goin to where you livin”) over soft bed of beats.
John Legend feat Andre 3000 – Greenlight (Radio edit)
I do admit that the association with TOM NEVILLE provided a much greater incentive for me to give this track a chance. Neville’s remix tears the original apart and transforms it into an electro house stomper. Aside from the vocals, I hear very few similarities between the two tracks. Using a small vocal sample he adds huge progression, building it into what should be a club hit with a dripping wet bassline and subtle acid-like modulation.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/John%20Legend%20feat%20Andre%203000%20-%20Greenlight%20(Tom%20Neville%20Remix).mp3] John Legend feat Andre 3000 – Greenlight (Tom Neville remix)
SANDY RIVERA delivers a smooth 4/4 and ample groove to the rnb number, tweaking it into a stellar house tune. It’s astonishing to hear the borrowed arrangements transformed into an entirely new track – one fit for summer full of sunshine and happiness. Running at nearly seven and a half minutes this one’s quite deep and progressive, but without the void-filled breakdowns that could kill a mix.
John Legend feat Andre 3000 – Greenlight (Sandy Rivera’s KOT remix)
French duo Justice and British’s band-dj converts, Simian beat the whiney Kanye West for best video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark. West jumped on the stage after he lost proclaiming he should have won because the star of bling apparently spent one million dollars and had Pamela Anderson in his video for Touch the Sky. West threw a drunken hissy fit worthy of posting. Here it is.
As an added service, here is the Justice vs. Simian video that won.
Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends.mp3
Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends [Radio Slave + Spencer Parker Re-edit].mp3