Monday, August 28, 2017

ZoukOut In Singapore Announces Flume and Marshmello As First Two Headliners Ahead Of Full Phase One Lineup

Dates for the 17th edition of the highly acclaimed beachfront festival confirmed

ZoukOut, Asia's largest beachfront music festival and only dusk-to-dawn dance festival, has announced that it will be returning again to Siloso Beach in Sentosa, Singapore from December 8-9, 2017. Now in its 17th year, Asia's longest running dance music festival is raved about by top DJs in the global clubbing circuit and is sworn by legions of fans as a must-attend party location.
With ZoukOut’s highly-anticipated phase one lineup on the horizon, the festival has given fans a sneak peak by announcing Australian phenom Flume and the world-renowned masked DJ and producer Marshmello as the first headliners for 2017. More artists to be announced soon.

Sydney based producer Flume continues to achieve worldwide success, recently winning Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards for Skin and receiving the number #1 spot on the Triple J Top 100 Countdown for 2017 with his hit single “Never Be Like You.” He will be bringing his energetic live show to ZoukOut for the first time this year.

While the mystery behind Marshmello has definitely assisted with his ascension to becoming one of the most talked about names in dance music, there is no denying that his electrifying production on labels like OWSLA and Monstercat and energetic live show is truly what has made him one of the most sought after names at festivals around the world. He will also be making his ZoukOut debut this year.

Those who have attended ZoukOut religiously know it is not only experiencing famed dance music from around the globe, but also about the premium beachfront festival location. From VIP treatment, unique food offerings, roving beach entertainment, and enthralling lights and sounds; patrons will be immersed in a one-of-a-kind entertainment wonderland from the moment they enter.
Organizers will also be providing a more immersive experience at ZoukOut 2017 with plans to update the food village to become a much larger focus, along with VIP decks and activation zones that aim to take the ZoukOut experience to another level this year.

The festival is put on by the popular nightclub Zouk, most known for its Singapore location that was named the the Best Club In Asia and the Fourth Best Club in the world by DJ Mag, and is known for bringing in the biggest artists in dance music to dedicated fans in Southeast Asia. The club is also present in Malaysia and on the luxury cruiseliner Genting Dream.

Tickets are available for purchase on ZoukOut's website from Aug 25 onwards. As the >Official Card for ZoukOut 2017, DBS Live Fresh Cardmembers & all other DBS/POSB Cardmembers are entitled to purchase discounted tickets. This promotion is valid for all DBS/POSB cards issued from Singapore only. They include:

    • A bundle of four Two-Day Festival Passes at SGD 800* (R.P: SGD 912)
    • Single Day, Day-1 tickets at SGD 124.20* (R.P: SGD138)
    • Single Day, Day-2 tickets at SGD 133.20* (R.P: SGD 148)

For more information on full ticket prices, click here. Official hotel packages which are bundled in with ZoukOut tickets are also available here.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Eiosis - Amazing August Deals

This is a great time to grab great deals on the  e2deesser and AirEQ Premium plugins, as we’ve drastically reduced their price!
The sale begins August 21st and ends on the 31st. Don’t miss out!


When a single screenshot of the work in progress of one of the Arcade Series Returns sequencers got featured on Ask.Audio and spread like wildfire through the internet we thought we might be onto something big.

The only problem was the added exposure meant that the series developer Mark Towers decided he wanted to add more features! Taking inspiration from the arcade games of our youth the Arcade Series Returns consists of four MaxforLive generative sequencers for Ableton Live.
Across the range features include an inbuilt loop recorder that can work on an individual or global level, and the ability to export the output of the device directly into an Ableton Live MIDI clip. Ableton Certifed Trainer Mark explains how each of these work clearly in the walkthrough videos you'll see below.

With integration to a range of MIDI Controllers these sequencers are designed to be played and have fun with! If you don't have one of the controllers listed then don't worry, each can be played with the click of a mouse as well!


Arkanoid is a rotating melodic sequencer where the main 8×7 grid represents a walled space in which up to 4 balls can bounce around in diagonal patterns.
To start a ball moving, first select one of the 4 sequencers using the numbered selected panel or with a control surface’s ‘scene launch buttons’, then trigger one of the bottom row buttons on a control surface or by using the mouse.

Once started, balls will follow a diagonal pattern which will result in them gradually going out of phase until returning to their starting point. To trigger additional sequencers select the next numbered engine and repeat the process.


Frogger is an 8-step gate sequencer inspired by the classic video game and electronic gate sequencers. Via the mouse or control surface you set the pitch/octave for each step. When the sequence lands on the step the note is triggered. All pitch values conform to the globally selected scale with individual octave control per step.


Ghosts is a random looping melodic sequencer inspired by the classic arcade game PacMan (but it hasn't got the hero in it!)

The 8x8 grid represents a maze in which the ghosts will move around. Whenever a ghost reaches a junction, they make a random decision of which way to go. When ghosts land on a yellow step, a note is triggered. When they land on a blue step a speed boost / reduction is triggered for a specified amount of steps. Landing on an orange step triggers and accentuated note.


Space Invaders is a rotating pulse generator designed specifically for triggering drum machines. Independent patterns/rows of ‘Invaders’ are set up in the separate invader engines to the right. These patterns can be static or moving from left to right and have their own parameters which effect note generation.

Lazers are triggered by the ships at the bottom of the grid. Once turned on, each ship will fire a single lazer at a user specified rate (in the settings panel). When a laser hits an invader, a note is triggered. The lazer cycle is repeated until the ship is turned off. Clicking anywhere on the 8x8 grid starts/re-starts a lazer to fire from that location.


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Create a Music Maker summer song for a chance to win prizes of over $1,300 from MAGIX, Blue, and iZotope!
Berlin, Germany/Madison, WI (USA), August 16, 2017The summer is full of sensory experiences - walking barefoot in the park, the sea breeze on your face, the sound of voices on cafe terraces. MAGIX wants to know: what does your summer sound like? Laid-back, feel-good vibes? Stirring and euphoric? Or totally different?

Together with Blue and iZotope, MAGIX is looking for the Music Maker summer hit! All music creators are encouraged to enter the SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONTEST before August 31, 2017 for a change to win exclusive prizes worth over $1,300.

Participating is easy:
  1. After installing the software, open the In-App Store and download the Free Soundpools.
  2. Create a Summer Song (max. 3 minutes long) using at least one of the Free Soundpools.
  3. Upload your song from Music Maker directly to SoundCloud by August 31 and write the song name as follows: #soundsofsummer + #musicmaker + Song title

The Grand Prize winner will get a feature-packed bundle for the home studio ($926.00 value), including
  • Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone ($299.99)Modern Crystal-Clear Sound.Bluebird SL delivers pristine, highly versatile sound that makes every detail of your performance come to life. With a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Bluebird SL is ideal for capturing standout vocal performances, expressing the true tone of guitars, piano and more with extended upper clarity, smooth mids and rich lows. Next stop, top-flight sound.
  • Lola Sealed Over-Ear High Fidelity Headphones ($249.99)Clearly. Different.Lola completely reimagines headphone design so you can hear more of your music than ever before - detail that traditional headphones have hidden from you. Custom 50mm drivers and advanced ergonomics combine to deliver mind-blowing audio on everything from A/V gear to laptops, tablets and phones. These are no ordinary headphones - with Lola, you'll hear your music with new ears.
  • iZotope Ozone 7 Standard ($249.00)
    Essential Mastering Tools.
    Ozone 7 Elements lets you create powerful, clear audio masters for distributing your songs digitally. Professional designed presets for a range of genres and comprehensive editing options give your mix a crystal-clear, punchy sound.
  • Music Maker Premium Edition ($129.99)
    Your sounds. Your instruments. Your style.
    The Music Maker you've always dreamed of has arrived! The brand-new Music Maker Premium Edition is fully customizable with sounds, features and instruments worth $599.00 .It's out in September 2017!

The runner-up will receive the Music Maker Premium Edition ($129.99 value) and Ozone 7 Elements Plug-in from iZotope ($129.00 value). And the 3rd place wins a customizable version of Music Maker Premium Edition ($129.99 value) with Soundpools, virtual instruments and features of your choice. 

Details and complete information at http://magazine.magix.com/en/sounds-of-summer-contest/

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NKRIOT Releases New Album "Riot"

NKRIOT underwent a 12 week hiatus​ to write, record and self produce the album under his
independent label based locally in Boyle Heights,CA ‘NKRIOT Productions’. “RIOT” already
gained a fervor and momentum as being a dark dance hymn. A rhythmic (Four on the Floor)
euphoric anthem, led by a trance-inducing dirty sub bass. Followed with a grievous and nurturing
vocal timbre. The lyrics in the Album simply create an impactful poetic cloud beckoning caution
for those who fear change of direction in one’s life. Reminiscent of artists who provided the
late-nite underground soundtracks to crowded dancefloors filled with club kids, ’RIOT”’ will guide
a new generation of these House devotees,before the sun rises.

NKRIOT is an electronic music pioneer and founder of a new genre art concept called Goji. Formed in the summer of 2013 in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, California, NKRIOT began as a chip-tune, cyber-punk project, that eventually transformed into full scale self designed music project which eventually led to the creation of the Goji movement.

Goji involves a combination of synth, prog, and electronic beats, armed with a chromed out electric guitar. It is under goji that the distinctive sound landscape NKRIOT has carefully developed can be understood. It is also under Goji that any other artists that fall short of the genres decided spectrum are welcomed. Goji was developed during the beginning years of NKRIOT while he was trying to find a way to represent the unique style of music he makes. Having experience with a wide range of musical styles and not wanting to conform to the broad genre of “EDM”, the name Goji called out to him. This unique concept takes the bitter and sweet sounds of all his genres influences and incorporates them into one, bringing his live performance to new heights. NKRIOT live has a unique high energy sound which features a custom setup that includes hardware that is designed and built from scratch. During his performances, the audience gets to experience the prominent brilliance that makes the half man-half robot a distinctive original artist.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Distant Dozings II - An Audible Journey From Volterock - released today

Friday, August 4, 2017

Artpark’s Summer 2017 Grand Final: Big Bang

Vujaday Announces Inaugural Dates And Details For Week Long Music Festival In Barbados

From April 4th-8th, 2018, the stunning Caribbean island of Barbados will be graced with a new week long music festival. Going by the name Vujaday, which is defined as “an entirely new experience” and “like nothing you have ever seen or felt before,” the festival will take place in a unique location each of its five days, leaving the first and last day of the week long journey for travel.

This unique format will keep the festival fresh for both tourists and locals alike, giving those new to the island a much wider experience than they would normally get on a typical holiday. These five events will run from Wednesday through Sunday during Vujaday with the largest event on Saturday. Events will take place at Farley Hill, Holetown, South Beach Zone, and the East and West coasts of the island.

Beyond a cultural exploration that will allow guests to visit key regions of Barbados throughout their journey, the debut festival will also curate a lineup focused on different styles of house and techno, roping in internationally renowned DJs and local favorites. An electronic event of this scale has yet to take place in Barbados, and is meant to create an unforgettable experience for locals and travelers.
The team behind Vujaday will be bringing decades of experience in the festival and event space to the beautiful island of Barbados. This includes industry veterans that have been involved in the creation and operation of Toronto based events like Digital Dreams Music Festival, Electric Island, World Electronic Music Festival and All Day I Dream, along with Further Future in the USA and SXM Festival in the Caribbean. The founders have also owned and operated world renowned clubs in Toronto such as Footwork Nightclub, Coda, The Hoxton and The Velvet Underground.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring a major electronic festival to Barbados,” says Ryan Kruger, Vujaday co-founder and president of The RKET Group. The island is brimming with a vivid culture and amazing sights to take in, and we wanted to make sure that the festival format allowed for guests to experience more than just a single location while enjoying music from around the world.”
Vujaday also boasts a unique industry partnership with creative media agency The Confluence, whose publicity and content services have driven successful campaigns for well-known music festivals, brands and conferences around the globe for nearly a decade.

To ensure the local culture is well-represented throughout Vujaday Music Festival, the team has also brought on Norman Barrow, the managing director of A&B Music Supplies in Barbados. He has been an integral part of the music, entertainment and production business in Barbados and the Caribbean for the past 40 years, and has been involved in some of the region's most significant events.

More information coming soon regarding the lineup for the inaugural Vujaday Music Festival. For now, guests can register for updates, including ticket and travel package announcements, on the Vujaday Music Festival website.
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