A Guy Called Gerald or also known as Gerald Simpson will be touring different parts of Asia from the end of March to the beginning of April. Born in the UK, Gerald has set his influences far and wide the last few decades. He is well known for his Acid House vibes during the early 80’s and his track Voodoo Ray. Through the years Gerald has developed his own unique and eclectic taste in music that resonates with many music fans. Today he is still touring the world as an international DJ spreading the music culture to all, and his upcoming Asia tour will take him to great venues and enthusiastic crowds.
The immensely talented Satoshi Tomiie has revealed the details for his second album, New Day. With a release date set for May 18th on Abstract Architecture, New Day will end a sixteen-year album hiatus for Satoshi Tomiie. He is a true artist dedicated to his craft, and chances are he will deliver on a very memorable second album.
Thursday, 2am is the first single to be revealed off the new album, and from the first echoing chord we realize that every sound and texture has been carefully sculpted to perfection. Thursday, 2am is an excellent way to set-up the rest of the album, and leaves us excited for the full release.
New Day will be released first on April 20th as a limited edition vinyl sampler with remixes from Ron Trent and DJ Sneak. All other formats will be available on May 18th
New Day Tracklist
- Last Night (In This Dream I Watched A Film Of A Dream Within This Dream)
- New Day feat. John Schmersal
- Nature Abstraite
- Thursday, 2AM
- Calm Me Up
- Momento Magico
- Wave Side Back
- Cucina Rossa
With two successful years under its belt, Electric Island Festival continues to follow through on a vision that can change the music tourism landscape in Guam. For their third installment, Electric Island Festival is proud to announce WOMB (Tokyo) as the official host of the festival’s techno stage.
The WOMB Stage at Electric Island Festival will feature a Japanese techno roster made up of Sugiurumn, Ko Kimura, Takkyu Ishino, and TECHRiDERS with more to be announced soon. This partnership shows the musical progress that Guam has experienced over the years, and everyone on the island this year will take part in something very special at the WOMB Stage.
WOMB, Tokyo is one of the premier destinations throughout Asia. Each week the club plays host to the finest house and techno through both their headlining guest as well as their incredible roster of resident DJ’s. The energy that WOMB brings combined with the enthusiasm and excitement amongst attendees at Electric Island Festival is the essential pairing for an incredible summer festival.
The anticipated event is set for Saturday June 27th at Paseo Riverside in the heart of the capital village of Hagåtña where it is expected to welcome over 5,000 local, military, and off-island attendees.
German based DJ and producer, Henrik Schwarz, has just finished his new album. Its unlike the usual albums we’ve seen before. His album titled ‘Instruments’ features a Japanese orchestra playing his self composed musical pieces. His work has been a culmination of 4 years of hard work, inspiration, and imagination.
The album was recorded at the Tsukiji Honganji Temple in Tokyo by the Tokyo Secret Orchestra. His seven track album will be released on April 10th by Sony Music. Henrik will also be playing three consecutive shows in Asia from March 20-22, with stops at Mystik (South-Korea), Womb (Tokyo), and the Namura Zosen Atochi Creative Center in Osaka.
Fresh off the heels of a very successful few days at Future Music Festival Australia with Sven Vath, Art Department, and Apollonia, the upcoming edition in Singapore has been cancelled. Future Music Festival Asia has been refused a Public Entertainment License by the Ministry of Home Affairs, thus resulting in the cancellation. Read more
RESET 6100 Urban Arts & Music Festival has officially announced their date and venue for this year’s return in Bacolod City, Philippines. On May 30th, 2015 the city of smiles will RESET at the EAT DISTRICT, LACSON ST., BACOLOD CITY at the old Coca-Cola Plant, an indoor/outdoor venue that will hold 5,000 expected attendees. The annual end of Summer festival is aimed to give people one last celebration before Summer season ends in the Philippines (Summers in Philippines are between the months of March-May).
RESET separates itself from other festivals by featuring various activities beyond the music. RESET incorporates urban sports and arts in addition to music that showcases eclectic and underground talents; an unconventional approach compared to any festival gathering currently taking place in the Philippines. Read more
The music scene in Asia is steadily on the rise. The Canadian duo Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow, better known as Art Department, will be a making a quick stop in Hong Kong before coming back to Miami to reunite with other talented artists for WMC. Right now they are tearing it up at Future Music Festival in Australia along with Apollonia.
On Friday, March 13, their sounds will be heard at the well recognized club, VOLAR, on the busy streets of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong. This is the perfect timing for the duo to visit as Hong Kong is celebrating their annual art festival that showcases exhibits, art performances, and of course music.
French trio Apollonia comprised of Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky had a great run in 2014. They traveled all over the world spreading the Parisian house sound, and released a very successful album, Tour a Tour.
Apollonia has just started a new tour taking them all over Asia-Pacific. Starting in Australia and ending in Japan, this tour looks like it’ll be a perfect way to start the month before ending it at WMC 2015
Their sounds will be heard all five days at Future Music Festival 2015 in different parts of Australia from February 28th to March 9th, and then they proceed to events at Mint in Bali, Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong, and make a grand finale at WOMB, Tokyo.
Asia Music is a record label that specializes in serious dance floor affairs. Look no further than having support from artists like John Digweed, Sasha, Dubfire, Jimmy van M, Danny Tenaglia and Guy J to name a few. Their releases encompass a spectrum of sound that feels so rich and full, resulting in a fantastic catalog with very talented artists. Soon to be released on Asia Music is Satoshi Fumi’s EP, It’s Time, with NiChiFanLeMei and our own Tenten One and J. Sanders on remix duty. Here’s the preview to the forthcoming release.
WOMB is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015 as they get ready to play host to a rare b2b set by Richie Hawtin and Dubfire with opening support by HITO. All the WOMB lounge will be filled with local hitters making their eclectic selections as Techno rules the main-floor that is expected to last until sunrise. In 2009, the two Techno dons headlined the infamous WOMB Adventure festival which gave life to the Click 2 Click name dubbed by the fans of Japan. The highly anticipated click 2 click showcase will set the pace as WOMB enters its 15th season leading Asia in to the forefront of today’s modern electronic music culture. Click here for more info on the event and ticketing.