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Diplo's "Higher Ground EP" Arrives Including Tove Lo, Kah-lo and Blond:ish.

Diplo isnt slowing down anytime soon. Having shocked all sides of the industry with his surprise country-esque inspired "So Long" with Benny Cam followed by a performance at stagecoach festival just last week, Diplo now leaves the ranch to jump back into club serving up the remainder of his "Higher Ground EP".

Intiially announced with the release of the silky deep house crossover "Hold You Tight" and B-side “Bubblegum" back in March, the new additions include the Tove Lo featuring "Win Win" and "Give Dem" with Blondi:ish featuring Kah-lo making for a jacking EP made for late night rinsing in the dark sweaty club rooms across the globe.

Taking a lead from his Mark Ronson joint project ‘Silk City’, the ‘Higher Ground EP’ sees Diplo push himself into a club focused UK sound with a late night underground tonality. The pairing of Tove Lo, over a dark brooding house production is a suprising move but it without a doubt goes down a treat. Meanwhile "Give Dem" has an instant jacking energy, and Kah-lo's iconic vocals will no doubt have fans singing a long with her unique and catchy rhymes.

Yung Pretender Presents His New Single 'Interrupt Me' on Ultra Music

New UK prodigy Yung Pretender has released his first single for 2019 ‘Interrupt Me’, delivering a fresh tech-house vibe. The track was picked up and released through well known label Ultra Music.

Only having a handful of remixes and originals since his launch in 2018, Yung Pretender has seemed to incorporate a current and fresh approach to his sound. As heard in the release, it’s got everything thing you would want in a club track, tight drums, hefty bass drops and edgy vocals.

Having been signed with Ultra in his early stages, Yung Pretender seems destined for success. With Ultra having had a large majority of dance musics A-listers such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Avicii, and many more, it’s become a great breeding ground for young and emerging talent.

We will be definitely keeping an eye out for more Yung Pretender.

‘Interrupt Me’ is out now via Ultra Music

Peggy Gou Drops 'Moment' EP & Launches New Label
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Peggy Gou’s infectious housey groove transports you to another dimension when she gets on the decks. Now she’s launched her own label GUDU, marked by the release of her new EP ‘Moment’.

The double track collection titled ‘Moment’ includes ‘Starry Night’ a groover that has us tapping away day and night, it features a delicate chant and obscure vocal hooks that all fit together seamlessly. The second track ‘Han Pan’ goes on a notably more dark path, perfect for the breakfast clubs an environment where her tunes are tried and tested. In all Moment takes you on a journey well worth listening to a few times together.

With the launch of GUDU, we also look forward to watching Peggy Gou give a platform to talented artist she discovers in her journeys, allowing her to hopefully to share more of the gems she drops in her sets that have us waiting on edge for months.

Australian Duo Set Mo Impress on Debut Album 'Surrender'

Set Mo aka Nick Drabble and Stu Turner are here to brighten up your week. This Friday marks one of the biggest days in their career yet, and it’s off to a great start as they top the iTunes electronic album charts on release of their dabut album ‘Surrender’. Their 16 track album opens with title song featuring a unique contribution from legendary producer Brian Eno - who the duo have admired on both a musical and personal level, the combination of their spacey ambient production and Eno’s soothing spoken word sets the tone for the album with a warm inviting introduction.

In all ‘Surrender’ see’s the duo bringing together and fluid body of work that makes sense together, they have been assisted on the record by collaborators such as Asta, AJ Wright (Cloud Control), Woodes, Thandi Phoenix, Happiness Is Wealth and Scott Quinn. The previously unreleased is Counter Human ft. Woodes is one of five new songs made available with it’s release and we’re betting it will be a crowd favourite over the months to come.

This duo have been paving the way for sometime forming initially in 2012, however only started producing later. They were first introduced to the masses thanks to their single “White Dress” featuring Deutsch Duke after signing to one of the countries leading labels. In 2017 they opted to take their music independent rather than stick to a traditional label deal, and have kept up a continuous flow of vibrant releases ever since. The first of those was “I Belong Here” featuring talented Woodes which picked up a huge swell of support and clocked up millions of streams. Set Mo’s 2018 touring schedule was a marathon with almost 60 dates in 2018 and rounding off in style with Your Paradise in Fiji, Falls Festival in Lorne and Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand.

Surrender is available now on all platforms, stream it on Spotify below.

Tracklist #Surrender

Posted by Set Mo on Monday, January 28, 2019

Creamfields 2019 Adds Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, Adam Beyer & Cirez D
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After confirming Swedish House Mafia’s for their only UK performance, UK festival Creamfields have announced the final headliners for 2019 this week, exciting us for what is sure to be a sell out. Last year they boasted a stacked line up with artists such as Tiesto, Major Lazer, The Chainsmokers, Solardo, Nicole Moudaber, Carl Cox.

In 2019 Creamfields has so far confirmed the additions of Canadian electro pioneer deadmau5, who will take to the Arc stage for a UK festival exclusive as the first Friday headliner. Adding to that is Techno titans, Adam Beyer & Cirez D which will be the first time the duo have performed together in the UK. The festival is also bringing back the legendary Chemical Brothers who will be headlining the Horizon stage on Saturday with a live set and that will no doubt be featuring lots of new music from their forthcoming new album ‘No Geography’

Tickets for Creamfields are on sale now. It will take place at Daresbury, Cheshire, UK on Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th August Bank Holiday Weekend.  You can get tickets in some cheap packages from less than a night out. Get yours here!

Ed Banger Returns To London For First Time in 6 Years

Some might say London’s music offering keep the city warm during the cold winter months. So with a cold front predicted over the next few weeks its a bloody good thing Ed Banger Records, the Parisian electronic label founded by former Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) have announced a huge London show at Electric Brixton on 25 January 2019.

It was 6 years since the imprint ran an official event here so you’d be silly not to grab yourself a ticket and catch these heavyweights perform classics you’ve grown to love. Featuring an all time line up including SebastIAN, Breakbot, Vladimir Cauchemar, Busy P, MYD and ‘Rinse & Repeat’ famed producer Riton.

If the name Ed Banger doesn’t instantly ring a bill to you, we’re sure the songs from Cassius, DJ Mehdi, Justice and Breakbot will give you a friendly remind you who they are! Ed Banger has some huge hits to it’s name over the past 16 years, including the late, great DJ Mehdi’s Lucky Boy, Breakbot’s ‘Baby I’m Yours’, Cassius' ‘I <3 U So’, and Uffie’s ‘Pop the Glock’. 

Ed Banger Records presents, Click Here For Tickets

Calvin Harris Recruits Rag'N'Bone Man on New Single 'Giant'

Calvin Harris fresh off the news he’s been hitting the studio with Dua Lipa again, now releases his first single of 2019 with a collaboration with one of the UK’s greatest new talents, Rag’n’Bone Man on ‘Giant’ which was released today via Sony Music.

Rag’n’ Bone Man’s deep baritone voice blends this into an infectiously catchy vocal house record that features Harris’ signature epic piano keys and spiced with catchy horns and a quirky vocal chant that will have you grooving all day long. This one has maximum repeat potential so expect to hear this one blasted out on the radio, your playlists and dance-floors for months to come.

With Calvin’s track record last year including ‘One Kiss’ with Dua Lipa, ‘Promises’ with Sam Smith, ‘I Found You’ with benny blanco, Nuh Ready Nuh Ready with PARTYNEXTDOOR and his 2 track EP with Normani. We don’t doubt the fact that 2019 might see a new album, possibly Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2?

Elderbrook Releases Post 'Cola' EP

After the global commercial success of ‘Cola‘ together with Camelphat, Elderbrook publishes his ‘Old Friend‘ EP including lead single ‘Old Friend‘ along with another new track ‘Bird Song‘ and two existing singles ‘Sleepwalking‘ and ‘Capricorn‘.

The EP’s tracks are all the same style, funky house with catchy vocals, except ‘Bird Song‘ - a slower alternative track. This ‘Cola’ formula has obviously worked before so its not a surprise to see it again. This EP would go down a treat at any nightclub and definitely have everyone dancing.

Alexander Kotz aka Elderbrook, has done a tremendous job with his post ‘Cola‘ content. Elderbrook really needed to capitalise on Cola’s success and release similar sounding records, this EP includes that but remains different and true to his underground roots. Its not a cash grab, like a ‘Cola‘ 2.0, its fresh and the perfect way to remain in the spotlight after ‘Cola‘.

Mija Delivers Your 4-AM Soundtrack With 'Just Enough'

In a time when many see dance music’s mainstay artists settling for mediocrity, Mija stands apart as an ever evolving artist. She’s successfully explored her creative sides in a range of emotions across her brand new EP Just Enough which raised my attention while listening through the US New Music Friday playlist on Spotify.

Featuring her own sultry voice ‘Just Enough’ is a mind bending sonic journey that delivers soundtracks that will dominate 4am dance floors in the house and techno strongholds once they hear it. The two-track EP is linked below in full and Mija’s heading on tour across the US.

9/14 – Austin, TX – Barcelona
9/15 – El Paso, TX – Club Here I Love You
9/20 – Chicago, IL – Smart Bar
9/21 – Detroit, MI – The Works
9/22 – Miami, FL – Floyd
9/28 – San Francisco, CA – Audio
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – EOS Lounge
10/4 – Calgary, AB – The Hifi Club
10/5 – Edmonton, AB – The Chvrch Of John
10/6 – Vancouver, BC – MIA
10/11 – Washington, DC – Ten Tigers Parlour
10/12 – Boston, MA – Bijou
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin
10/20 – Denver, CO – Club Vinyl
10/21 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live Rooftop
10/31 – Nashville, TN – Track On



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David Guetta Drops Tech-House LP 'Jack Back Mixtape'

It’s no doubt that David Guetta has showcased many great singles and chart topping tracks, he certainly has cemented his place in dance music as an A lister artist. However, announcing his alias as ‘Jack Back’ and releasing a 12 track LP, shows that he is heading back to his old roots.

When giving an interview with Pete Tong, Guetta expressed that the album

“represents a full cycle to me and that’s why I wanted to go back to the beginning of the cycle. I originally started in underground house music, playing all the raves and underground clubs in Paris. I wanted to make music just for fun, with absolutely no commercial approach to it. I want to make every type of music that I like, I’m doing it for the love of music.”

This new 'mixtape' consist of 12 tracks including a collaboration with CeCe Rogers and a remix of his own David Guetta track 'Just A Little More Love' a collaboration with singer Chris Willis.

The 'Jack Back Mixtape is out now on Jack Back Records, Listen here:



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Who Is Malaa #21

Dance Music mystery man Malaa returns with his infamous Who Is Malaa mix series dropping us with the 21st edition. The mix features Bart B More, Format B, and plenty of ID's.

Lane 8 Drops 5 Hour Mix + New Tour Dates

Lane 8 is known for his smooth flowing melodic house and no camera allowed performances. With releases such as "With Me", "Fingerprint" and remixes for the likes of RÜFÜS, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond he's spread his creative touch far and wide. His tracks often project an emotional journey rather than the standard club weapons.

Earlier in 2018 he dropped his second album "Little By Little" and now announces the second round of tour dates covering the North America and Europe. To celebrate he's also released a brand new 5-hour long Summer Mix which you can listen below.

The shows take place between September and November go on sale this Friday.