„Thoughtful Machines“ is the third album by South Africa based music producer Placid Larry alias Daniel Ray van Zyl.
Daniel has always been fascinated with electronic music and the powerful effect it has on contemporary society. This new album encompasses the gratitude that he has for being able to express himself so vividly digitally.
Mindful of the fact that understanding and embracing different cultures is paramount in human evolution, the 12 tracks on „Thoughtful Machines“ are a liberation of these ideals which take the listener on an adventure across the world – from the calming influences of the East to the formulaic repetitions of the West resting on the African soul from which this music stems.
Placid Larry indulges us in a contemporary, worldly and optimistic easy listening collection of musical stories – full of thoughts, ideas and creativity…
Kris Menace´s prodigious influence on contemporary electronic music is well documented, with Kris becoming one highly respected producer, known for a string of acclaimed releases including four LPs, remix and production works for LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode, Metronomy, Royksopp, Air, Underworld, Moby, Robin Schulz, Paul Weller, Kylie Minoue or Lana Del Rey…, his projects such as Lifelike & Kris Menace, Black Van (DFA), Cut Glass, Jaunt, WeAreAreWe (worldwide Davidoff Cool Water TV Campagn), Love On Laserdisc or Stars on 33 (Eskimo), as well as for his collaborations with Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Miss Kittin, Robert Owens, the late and great Romanthony (Daft Punk´s One More Time), Xavier Naidoo, Chelonis R Jones, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Pierre, Rex the Dog and MTV award winner Simon Lord, with who Kris has recorded an incredible new Indie Project named
Menace & Lord to come on WePlay/Warner in 2015.
Kris’ works have been signed to some of the most influential labels in the world and have in turn become treasures of the world‘s electronic dance community for both fans and pioneers alike.
Electronic Label founded by Kris Menace.
Artists incl. Robert Owens, Miss Kittin, Romanthony, Felix Da Housecat,
Fred Falke, DJ Pierre…
Indie Label founded by Christoph Hoeffel & Simon Lord.
Artists: Menace & Lord, Unai, We Are Are We, Cut Glass…
Work It Baby
Parisian based French House Label.
Artists incl. Fred Falke, Lifelike, Savage, Jaunt…
The Open Beatz festival is the only four-day lasting electronic music festival in southern Germany, which will be held in July 2015 on 4 Areas. The Festival covers all genres of electronic music and gets some of the most famous EDM artists to Franconia: Deep House, Techno, Tech-House, EDM, Progressive House, Dubstep and Hardstyle. The Open Beatz line-up is a combination of popular German acts, a large number of newcomers and of course internationally successful artists, like W&W, R3hab, Ummet Ozcan, Dannic, Lexy & K-Paul, AKA AKA, Extrawelt, Angerfist, Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez and many more.
As a special small goodie for all Open Beatz fans and guests, the official compilation lines up the latest, most successful or specially picked releases of some of the festival’s artists, like Lush & Simon, Brooks, Wildstylez, David Puentez, Jan Leyk, Cuebrick, Le Shuuk and many more! Many artists are successful as remixers or collaborators, so the tracklist also features names like Lucky Date, Ron Carroll or Micha Moor, and a brand new exclusive track by Greg Gelis – before its official release date!
The compilation also features two exclusive DJ mixes by Gigo’n’Migo, Bebo and Chico Chiquita, skillfully combining all represented styles!
Download at iTunes (GSA Only)
The eight-member band from Cologne, are headed by Florence Joy with her husband Thomas and his brother Jonathan Enns. Their debut album is under the same name and the songs come to the major themes Faith, love and hope. The band was born out of the interdenominational youth service B.A.S.E.: ’’Oneness so that a young generation gets to know Jesus ” is the Vision Statement. The first single, ‘Because it is love’ aims with tremendous suction force to the brain and heart. The hook is immediately catchy, and in the next moment the song turns out to be most emotional love declaration of all: ‘You are the love’. If you listen to the songs, you can feel that it’s not about theoretical, philosophical, or even theological knowledge here. The pop songs reflect the beauty, the simplicity and the wonder of the small and big miracles in life. Songs that awaken the desire to live.
After their critically acclaimed number 1-CHART-album „Preachers of the night“ POWERWOLF are back with their the new masterpiece „Blessed & possessed“. The density of hits and anthems on their sixth epic is nearly unchristianly – firing hit after hit. The Mystic and bombastic title track “Blessed & possessed” enthralls the listener from the beginning and leads to a top-flight direction, by presenting metal hymns with emotiveness and pure magic. POWERWOLF are bursting with imagination, they have cultivated their well proven trademarks and deliver first class Power Metal („Dead until dark“), the finest Speed Metal („Christ & combat“), great Hard Rock trips („Sacramental sister“) and even orchestral madness („Let there be night“).
Territories: World without USA, CND, UK, IRL, D, CH, A,
The Box is a project born of three prodigious musicians desire to explore new sounds and fresh approaches. Stefano Onorati, Walter Paoli and Andrea Guzzoletti, each highly acclaimed and vastly experienced musicians in their own right combine in perfect harmony to create this forward thinking collaboration. “Sketches Of Pain” is a meet-up of two cultures which have been at war with each other for thousands of years. Music unites where the world of Men divides! Here the magical voice of Egyptian singer Ahmad Elsawy can weave its spell. Intelligent electronica, ethnic and acoustic instruments, all join together once more to blend two worlds into one universal language. 3 great remixes: Luca Bacchetti, Jon Charnis, and Eduardo De La Calle.
It’s the summer of colors, it is the summer of emotions! So where could this joy and euphoria feel better than at one of the Farbgefühle-Events in Germany?
Now for the first time these events are presented with their own anthem called “When I See You”, created by a truly unique triumvirate: Tour-Resident DJ & producer Coco Fay and successful producer Brockman (of Basti M & Brockman) have been producing together since 2013, their tracks “Run This Shit” and “You & Me” appeared on some big compilations like” Pacha Summer”,”Club Hits Only” and “In The Club”. This year, the two teamed up with singer-songwriter Lenny Pojarov for the official 2015 anthem. The song “When I See You” is dedicated to all the fans and visitors of the Farbgefühle festivals and is a big “thank you” for their support. With 120dB Records they also found a label with very high quality standards, a good nose for talents… and a gold record!
“When I See You” comes with a Main Festival version, where the blending of three contributors between classical piano, catchy pop song and electronic progressive house sound stands out perfectly. They are joined by two driving Future House remixes from Munich’s guarantee of quality house music BK Duke (Pacha Records) and the hottest newcomers Takedown (120dB), plus a contemporary Deep House remix by Berlin’s Andree Wischnewski. As a special treat Lenny Pojarov sets a sensational acoustic version for balmy summer evenings on top.
Convince yourself live and in color at this year’s Farbgefühle Germany tour (The Color Festival)!