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Brooklyn’s Verboten Announces Grand Opening this Friday with Rebel Rave

Brooklyn is quickly becoming the club-goer’s dance music destination. With the opening of Output last year and now Verboten, a brand new venue set to open this weekend, Brooklyn’s late-night offerings are formidable rivals for those across the bridge. Verboten has been throwing parties within the New York underground dance music scene for the past decade and is […]

“It’s Album Time” for Todd Terje

Norwegian producer Todd Terje‘s nu disco tracks are renowned for enlivening dancefloors since his first single, the now-classic “Eurodans in 2004. Though he has traditionally stuck to EPs and remixes, Terje has decided it’s time for a full length. Terje will release his appropriately titled It’s Album Time on his own Olsen Records April 8. The album will include his euphoric […]

Guy Gerber to Release Dixon Collab on New Label

We’re not even one month into the new year and 2014 has already blessed house and techno fans with a mega announcement: Guy Gerber (pictured) and Dixon, RA’s #4 and #1 live acts of 2013, respectively, have collaborated on a track to be released on Gerber’s new label Rumors. There are few details surrounding the release of No Distance, but […]

Max Cooper Reveals Melancholy “Adrift,” Announces Debut Album

Producer Max Cooper is known for creating innovative, cerebral music that speaks to human emotions. His latest track, “Adrift”, brings forth a feeling of restless melancholy: he contrasts elegant piano chords and Kathrin deBoer’s delicate vocals with his trademark stuttering, glitchy percussion to create an emotionally moving composition. The track is part of Cooper’s debut album Human, to […]

Rustie Releases Charitable “Boatsss”

In his latest track “Boatsss”, Rustie enlists his trademark SNES-inspired bursting synths, fused with rippling snares and the thud of a Dirty South bassline. He also includes samples from the Southeast Indian Light of Love Children’s Choir, their youthful voices enhancing Rustie’s blissful vibe. For this track, Rustie joined forces with Scottish arts community Transgressive North from […]

BPM Festival Releases Phase 1 Lineup for the Perfect Party in Paradise

Imagine: ten blissful days spent dancing to the best house and techno artists in the world and relaxing along the serene turquoise waters of the Caribbean. It sounds too good to be true, but the BPM Festival provides exactly this. BPM’s jaw-dropping lineup and idyllic scenery attracts electronic music fans, artists, and industry heads alike each year. […]

Brodinski Shows Us His Chops in ‘Gimme Back the Night’

Brodinski released the music video for his latest single, Gimme Back the Night featuring Theophilus London, today. Directed by HELMI at DIVISION, the video is filmed through a camera attached to the inside of his mouth. We see flashes of him brushing his teeth, partying with strippers, recording with Theophilus London, smoking, and performing at this year’s HARD Summer Festival. Our […]

Rachel Row’s ‘Follow the Step’ Remixed Thrice

If you’ve found yourself on a dancefloor a few times this summer, chances are you’ve heard Rachel Row’s hit track Follow The Step or one of its many remixes (we’re quite partial to Justin Martin’s take). Now, Defected has released a package of remixes by FCL, Breach, and KiNK, who each bring Row’s vocals to new depths. Belgian duo FCL begin their “Gentil Remix” with […]

Hot Natured Releases Debut Album ‘Different Sides Of The Sun’

Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love have each already made a name for themselves within the house music world. Jamie Jones and Lee Foss both founded the influential label Hot Creations and are also highly respected DJs on their own. Luca C and Ali Love are together the UK duo Infinity Ink, who have released their club-friendly house hits […]

Beats Antique Announce New Album & Performance Art Project

World fusion and electronica hybrid trio Beats Antique have announced their seventh studio album and supporting tour, set to be unleashed this October. You may already be aware of the genre-bending group’s creative life performances, which incorporate Zoe Jakes’ belly dancing routine with elaborate costumes and decorations. This time, however, the group has taken it to the […]

New Track “Extremophile” from Sole and Together’s Gold Panda

Together artist Gold Panda recently released a new track and accompanying video in collaboration with politically conscious rapper Sole and video producer Big Pauper. The track, titled “Extremophile,” represents Sole’s philosophical and apocalyptic-themed poetic style. He says that the song is “a Keroac-ian poem about about science and civilization using ‘space’ as the canvas … An extremophile is an organism […]

Mathew Jonson to Release New Album on Crosstown Rebels

Together artist Mathew Jonson has been a minimal house and techno heavyweight for over a decade, turning out some of the biggest techno tracks and keeping plenty busy with both solo work and various collaborations. 2013 will be another productive year for the Canadian producer. Crosstown Rebels (also home to Together artists Art Department) recently announced that they will release Jonson’s second full-length solo […]

Art Department at the BPM Festival

Together artists Art Department have been making waves this year. At the start of 2013, the house/techno duo spent some time in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for the world-class BPM Festival. If exceptional house and techno beats alongside beaches, sunshine, tequila and tacos sounds like a good time to you, then BPM might be your heaven on earth. […]

Flying Lotus Explores New Musical Territory

Highlighting the intersection of music, art, and technology, the Together Festival celebrates how each of these spheres connect to inspire creative innovation and a deeper sense of community. As an artist who understands the value of free creative exploration, Flying Lotus fits in seamlessly with our philosophy and we are excited to host him this year. In a January interview […]

New RA Film Series: Between the Beats

Imagine life as a successful, sought-after DJ, performing gigs all over the world. You might envision trendy clubs, exotic locales, endless parties, adoring fans, lovers, money, and constant ego gratification – an alluring fantasy to us common folk on the outside. With their new mini documentary series “Between the Beats,” Resident Advisor aims to give viewers a […]