March 6, 2014
With South by South West knocking down our door, we thought we’d give CTC fans a wrap of the best knees ups in the Austin neighbourhood for those kicking it Stateside this month. Vitalic, Hype Machine and Future Classic are all set to bring the noise hosting parties each evening throughout the week, whilst the conference (the less boozy bit) will take place during the day with industry panels, trade shows and talks.
We’re particularly excited about performances by Tensnake, Touch Sensitive and the legendary Chromeo as well as our favourite Aussie babe, KLP. For those who can’t make it to the physical conference don’t despair, you can listen to keynote speeches and lots more over on the SXSW soundcloud page.
1. Discobelle & Vitalic Noise present Binary
Jamz: Goldroom, RAC, The Knocks, Le Youth, Touch Sensitive Etc.
When: March 13th, 2014
Where: Javelina, 69 Rainey St, Austin.
Free RSVP at http://wearebinary.com/
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2. Future Classic SSXW Showcase
Jamz: Cashmere Cat, Classix, Panama, Touch Sensitive & Wave Racer
When: Friday 14th March from Noon
Where: Empire Garage, 606 E. 6th Street, Austin
Free RSVP at www.austinpartyweekend.com
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3. Vitalic Noise Presents: Vital
Jamz: Option 4, Miami Horror, The Knocks, Treasure Fingers, Basecamp and Moullinex
When: March 14th, 2014
Where: Krave, 302 E 6th Street, Austin
Free RSVP at www.vitalicnoise.com
4. Sounds Australia present: Aussie BBQ
Jamz: Miami Horror, KLP, DZ Deathrays, Strange Talk, Rufus and The Griswolds
When: March 15th, 2014
Where: Maggie Maes, Austin
5. The Hype Machine Hotel
Jamz: RAC, Chromeo, Ejecta, London Grammer, Tensnake, The 1975 and Cyril Hahn.
Where: 505 East 7th St, Austin TX
When: March 11 to 15, 2014
WIth so many delicious pickings to choose from, we don’t envy anyone who has to decide on only one!
March 4, 2014
Sheffield export and Deep House connoisseur, Kidnap Kid has just dropped the double A-side to his latest single ‘Stronger,’ and it’s just so incredible we simply can’t stop listening.
Set for release on London imprint Black Butter Records, ‘Like You Used To’ shows a more song-oriented facet of Kidnap Kid’s work. It’s an emotive, vocal-focused soul house tune that just begs to be put on the replay.
Fans can next catch Kidnap Kid on March 15th at Amplified in Portsmouth.
March 3, 2014
This week on the CTC Guest Mix we’re profiling a pair of DJ’s from our second home – Sydney, Australia.
Made up of Stu Turner and Nick Drabble, Set Mo have been turning heads of late with their boppy remixes and slick, House heavy productions. Fresh from sets supporting Aeroplane and UK favourite MK, Set Mo have had airplay on Australian indie station Triple J and are rumoured to be hitting Europe’s shores later this year.
In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy the stellar mix they’ve concocted especially for CTC. It’s a tasty musical treat of epic proportions. Happy Monday!
Dancing Machine (Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Jackson 5
In Front of Our Friends (Disco Mix) – Mighty Mouse & Monarchy
Control – Claptone
One To Watch (Sonny Fodera Remix) – Basspin feat Dyanna Fearon
Givin’ It Up – Lancelot feat. Antony & Cleopatra
Incoming – Celsius
Always (Route 94 Remix) – MK feat. Alana
Still Waters (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) – Set Mo
Imperfection – Bodhi
Love On The Line (Art Of Tones Vocal Remix) – Crazy P
All Over – Nicc Johnson & Random Soul
Easy January (Max Lyazgin Remix) – Matt Prehn, Dené Theron
Feel What I Feel – Jonas Rathsman
Stream it below or LIKE the Chase The Compass Facebook page to download the mix for free.
February 28, 2014
In the last Weekly Wrap for February 2014, we’re taking a look over some of our favourite tracks from the last month. New original releases from the likes of Moon Boots and Adana Twins floated our boat as well as smashing remixes from Disco connoisseur Aeroplane, Mysterious masked Producer Claptone and Australian favourite, Motez. Stay up to date with the everything we’re vibing on a daily basis by liking the CTC Facebook page.
February 27, 2014
Do you like to blame it on the boogie and have you ever been to a nightclub? If the answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes then you’ll already know the impact a strong repertoire of dance moves can make. Being able to cut sick shapes on the D floor is imperative to most social, club-based interaction and can signal the make-or-break moment in the art of drunken seduction. If like us, your moves are mostly confined to a sporadic combo of the Deep House Two Step and The Moderate (no higher than your own head height) Fist Pump then it might be time for some schooling. We’ve trolled the internet to find the best (and worst) moves of the last century some of which come with a pretty strongly worded safety warning. And with that we give you The CTC Guide To Dancing (they’re links.)
10. Feeling ready to ignite the Disco inside you? Get on down to new Claptone!
February 26, 2014
The purveyor of feel-good Disco and French Express golden boy Moon Boots is back with a new and predictably amazing track featuring vocals from up-and-coming UK singer Kyiki. ”Don’t Ask Why” is an emotive, downtemp delight lilting its way through a blissful five minute soundscape.
As a member of Perseus’s famed House imprint, Moon Boots has been moving boots on dance floors across the world with events at BPM Festival, Art Basel, Boiler Room (Los Angeles), Output and London’s very own XOYO.
Fans stateside can catch Moon Boots playing a slew of festival dates including Coachella on April 20th. Fingers crossed he visits Europe during the summer months!
February 25, 2014
With the end of winter (almost) in sight, we’ve already started planning our CTC summer adventures around the continent. Like any good and loyal dance music fans, there’s one particular place we can’t stop dreaming of, the hallowed Spanish party island of Ibiza. In preparation for the coming season, which promises to be even bigger than ever before, we’ve been getting a little nostalgic about the year that was and listening to our top five favourite mixes from 2013 recorded live from the island. We’re talking all Ibiza big boys – Tale of Us, a bit of Richie and of course, the master of big room progressive, Eric Prydz. Listen, learn and relive, if this doesn’t motivate you to open that summer saving account, nothing will!
1. Tale of Us | Enter at Space
2. Solomun | Live & Direct at Pacha
3. Richie Hawtin B2B Luciano | Enter at Space
4. Eric Prydz | Essential Mix Live from Pacha
5. Jamie Jones B2B Dyed Soundroom | Boiler Room Ibiza Villa Takeover
Happy summer dreaming!