With the cold winter months approaching, it’s only natural to look back at those sunnier, warmer times in our lives. Remember the magical season of endless concerts and festivals, not so long ago? If not, DannyAvila’s Summer 2014 Tour Documentary will definitely help jog your memory. His documentary opens up with an all-too-familiar scene for the average teen: being dragged out of bed in the morning. But of course, DannyAvila isn’t your average teen. I know we’re all ready to hibernate and put our holiday stretchy-pants back on, but let’s pause and take a closer look at the numbers here:
BAY AREA: You’re in for an early holiday treat, for DillonFrancis and his pal TJR are hitting up Fox Theater tonight as a stop on their Friends Rule Tour.
This year has been a stellar one for both producers – our favorite comedian EDM star released the album we waited so long for – DillonFrancis‘ Money Sucks Friends Rule. The album features collabs with artists including DJSnake, MartinGarrix, Twista, Panic! At The Disco’s BrendonUrie and MajorLazer, among others. The hilarious star might as well have his own ComedyCentral show, for the music video for his track “When We Were Young” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard and The Chain Gang of 1974 revolves around Dillon celebrating his 3rd birthday, playing children’s instruments. Instagram comedian The Fat Jew and adult film actress Sophie Dee also make cameo appearances in the funny and affectionate clip.
2014 has been a landmark year for the electrofunk duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, aka Chromeo, and what better way to close out a successful year than by a performance at Streets of SF NYE? The pride of Montreal commemorated 10 years of being the ”only successful Arab and Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture” with the release of their critically lauded fourth studio album, White Women.
Chromeo‘s now iconic reinterpretation of the late great 70′s and 80′s funk and disco era – complete with the sultriest of R&B hooks and cockiest of classic rock riffs – reflects back on the culture from which they were born, while looking towards the future with decidedly modern production and inimitable, charmingly vulnerable lyrics. White Women, named one of “The Best Albums of 2014” by Complex, is the band’s most collaborative work to date, with cameos from Toro y Moi, Solange, VampireWeekend‘s Ezra Koenig and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, resulting in a record that is both elegantly timeless and eminently relevant.
Just a year after a year of forming into The Writer’s Block, the production trio of Detox, Kam and Haile have been highly supported in the EDM scene. With over a quarter million plays on Soundcloud, and support from some of the most popular DJ’s in the world like MistaJam, Avicii and DannyHoward, this trio has just announced the release of their new EP Don’t Look Further.
The EP is out now via UltraRecords & SonyMusic, hosting remixes from Wankelmut, premiered on Mixmag and also Endor, an up and coming producer. If these amazing remixes weren’t enough, part 2 of the EP features even more, presenting GanzfeldEffect and FedericoScavo through some deep house tunes.