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The Black Madonna Releases First Single On Her “We Still Believe” Label

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Fresh off of a fantastic 2016, arguably her best career year yet, The Black Madonna has just released the first single on her newly launched We Still Believe imprint.

“He Is The Voice I Hear” is Marea Stamper’s first original production release since 2013, a ten-minute track that oozes disco from every pore. Created with her studio partner Ruper Murray, “He Is The Voice I Hear” includes live instrumentals from Davide Rossi and Christoforo LaBarbera.

Although sold out on vinyl already, the release is available digitally. Referring to the single, Stamper said, “‘He Is The Voice I Hear’ is my first all new work since ‘Lady Of Sorrows.’ It’s been a long journey from there to here. I’m so thrilled to continue the story and finally realize my dream of bringing together an ensemble of live musicians.”

Enjoy it below:

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Celebrate David Mancuso’s Legacy With This Three Hour Mix

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2016 has been a tough year for the music industry in particular. We have lost some of the greatest musicians and members of our scene, the last of which was David Mancuso.

Founder of the iconic Loft in NYC, Mancuso helped shape the nightlife scene we are so proudly a part of today. He passed away yesterday aged 72, running his private party The Loft right up until the time of his death. A true visionary of our industry, Mancuso’s work helped shape the party scene in New York City that went on to influence the rest of the country and, ultimately, the world. His first official “The Loft” party was held on Valentine’s Day in 1970, while the last just this past October 9th. That is 36 years of parties with Mancuso at the help, an unrivaled feat that will most likely not be matched in scope and influence in the near future, if ever.

To celebrate Mancuso’s legacy and life, take a listen to the below three-hour recording from one of his DJ sets at The Loft:

 

Jam Out To Ed Banger House Party Promo Mix Ahead of Sónar Festival

7eaba073-c076-4a92-bf9f-2fb22e62825eAhead of their daytime performance at Sónar Festival in Barcelona on June 18, Busy P, Para One, and Boston Bun throw down a groovy promo mix as Ed Banger House Party. The hour-long promo mix is an essential summer listening session complete with the crispy and ever-fresh sounds direct from the Ed Banger crew. Read more

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Waze & Odyssey – Go Go Go/We Go Home on Dirt Crew Recordings

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.45.22 AMWaze & Odyssey came together in 2011 because of a shared love for house music. Now the duo is taking the world by storm showcasing their ability to bring the past to life and keep it relevant in an era of ever-changing musical demand. Having performed at some of the world’s most influential club spaces including Panorama Bar, Fabric, Warehouse Project, Chibuku, Monarch, and Arma 17 to name a few, Waze & Odyssey bring a fun and lighthearted sound to dance music. Read more

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The Get Down: Netflix Disco, Hip-Hop Documentary

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Given the largely divergent trajectories the two genres have taken, it’s easy to forget just how closely related hip-hop and disco (and house, by extension of disco) are, nothing short of sister genres in the jungle that was The Bronx (NY) in the late seventies. We must keep in mind that hip-hop was not always about gold chains and popping bottles, and that it actually arose out of very real struggle, providing empowerment to a neglected generation of urban youth, offering a haven for teens and young adults to come together and embrace a positive message in the face of inner-city violence and oppression.

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Baz Luhrman gives us an in-depth look into the co-evolution of these two cultures in his upcoming Netflix original, The Get Down, a docu-series chronicling a collective of Bronx musicians, dancers, and graffiti artists through the second half of the seventies. The series documents the development of hip-hop, disco, and punk rock (which, although musically different, arose from similar conditions and shared many cultural aspects). The extended trailer offers a peek into the shows eclectic but talented cast, including legends such as Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Mamoudou (better known as Grandmaster Flash). The Get Down will be available for streaming later this year; the release date has not been announced, you can peek the trailer below.

Duke Dumont releases Jam of the Summer “Ocean Drive”

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Duke Dumont has put out the big summer tune Ocean Drive as a teaser for the upcoming Blasé Boys Club, Pt. 1 EP set to be released via Virgin EMI on October 2. Ocean Drive is a slowed-down vocal disco house dreamscape that elicits feelings of 80s nostalgia, perfect for chasing the California sunset along the PCH. Duke Dumont dropped this massive tune during his set at the Sahara Tent at Coachella this year, kicking off festival season by setting the vibes straight with some groovy jams.

The UK producer is currently on tour and will be playing at Nocturnal Wonderland on September 6 and the Hollywood Palladium on October 9.

Stream Ocean Drive below or pre-order the EP on iTunes.

Duke Dumont: Official Site | Facebook | Soundcloud
Blasé Boys Club: Official Site | Facebook | Soundcloud

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