BUTLER & BONTAN JOIN NILE RODGERS AND HIS LEGENDARY CHIC ON TOUR!

Butler & Bontan Tour With CHIC

Two of the UK’s most exciting House heroes combine to tour with Nile Rodgers and his legendary disco outfit CHIC this month:

  • March 21st – London – Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
  • March 22nd – Leeds – O2 Academy
  • March 23rd – Glasgow – O2 Academy
  • March 24th – Manchester – O2 Apollo
  • March 25th – Birmingham – O2 Academy

Nile Rodgers:

“If it wasn’t for a DJ there might not be any CHIC records. We were discovered not on the internet but in a nightclub, which is why I chose to invite some of the best DJs out there right now along on my UK tour. Our disco music is made for having ‘Good Times’ on the dancefloor. I am thrilled to have the support of young house talents Butler & Bontan and Krystal Klear; they feel like the next chapter, representing the future breed of expert DJs, who’ll continue to spin records that make ‘Everybody Dance’.

Butler & Bontan:

“Chic have written some of the most memorable songs in history. For us to be joining them on their UK tour is a true blessing and an absolute honour.”

Over the last 12 months Josh Butler and Bontan have become two of the most exciting new talents to emerge from the buzzing UK house music scene. Following the success of their collaborate releases such as ‘Got A Feeling’ and ‘We’ve Found A Place’ the dynamic duo have kicked 2015 off in formidable fashion by first announcing their very own ‘Be True’ tour and now confirming they’ll also be supporting none other than Nile Rodgers and his legendary disco outfit CHIC on-the-road this month.

The tour will see Butler & Bontan provide exclusive back-2-back warm-up sets for Disco’s finest, before CHIC perform material from their new album ‘I’ll Be There’ and classic hits such ‘Good Times’, ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘Le Freak’, at some the UK’s leading venues including; the Roundhouse in London, the O2 Apollo in Manchester and the O2 Academy in Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham from March 21st – 25th.

As mentioned, this news coincides with Butler & Bontan’s very own highly successful ‘Be True’ tour which continues until April 5th and sees the lads play back-2-back for no less than 4 hours throughout the UK & Ireland showing their respect for true House music.

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JODY BROCK

Jody Brock’s Debut Single Premieres With Earmilk

We are excited to announce that Jody Brock’s stunning new single ‘User’ has just premiered on Earmilk.

‘User’ is the opening track from his forth coming debut EP Phoenix, set for release on March 23.  The single showcases Jody’s stunning and brooding vocals along with his captivating song writing abilities, which is a true testament to the rest of the EP.

Head to Earmilk to stream the single for yourself and be ready to be hypnotised by the songs powerful and heartfelt view of a volatile and unhealthy relationship.

Or listen here:

Inspired by classic artists like Donny Hathaway and Etta James, along with contemporaries like Jacob Banks, Kwabs and The Black Keys, the 4-track EP was written and recorded in LA, produced by Grammy award winner, mixer, engineer and producer Igloo (Ludacris), and co-written with ‘Jar of Hearts’ writer Drew Lawrence.

Armed with killer hooks, immense vocals, and mature, solid song-writing, ‘Phoenix’ is a compelling slice of modern soul, infused with elements of rock and blues. “My roots are soul based, through and through but I love to experiment with that,” says 22 year old Jody.  “I think soul music works with so many other genres. It’s exciting to play around with it.”

The 405 Premiere Jody Brock

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We’re really excited to be working with the amazing Jody Brock, and his debut EP, which comes out March 23.

The 405 are exclusively streaming the title track before anyone else, have a listen here:

http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/listen-to-jody-brock-s-new-single-phoenix-from-his-debut-ep-405-premiere-142

Inspired by classic artists like Donny Hathaway and Etta James, along with contemporaries like Jacob Banks, Kwabs and The Black Keys, the 4-track EP was written and recorded in LA, produced by Grammy award winner, mixer, engineer and producer Igloo (Ludacris), and co-written with ‘Jar of Hearts’ writer Drew Lawrence.

Armed with killer hooks, immense vocals, and mature, solid song-writing, ‘Phoenix’ is a compelling slice of modern soul, infused with elements of rock and blues. “My roots are soul based, through and through but I love to experiment with that,” says 22 year old Jody.  “I think soul music works with so many other genres. It’s exciting to play around with it.”

The EP opens with the addictive lead single, ‘User,’ a heartfelt and frank look into a volatile and unhealthy relationship, complete with an impressive new video, which like the song itself is dark and brooding – using simple chiaroscuro lighting to great effect.  Elsewhere there’s the bluesy riffs of the electrifying former single ‘Stormy Weather’, and the timeless ‘Another Dance’ – about Jody’s relationship with his father, and co-written with Heidi Rojas (Cheryl Cole, Little Mix) and Stefan Litrownik. And finally the rocking title track ‘Phoenix,’ the EP’s most upbeat moment.

Born and raised in South West London, Jody was singing from an early age. With his musician father’s music collection to hand, he was mesmerised by the likes of David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, James Brown and Nina Simone. “Because my dad was so involved in music it made me want to explore it even more, which is when I found my love for soul music” says Jody. “I built my foundations from the classics, but I was still just a kid so I was also influenced by albums like ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and ‘Stripped’ by Christina Aguilera. Most of all I just related to anything that had some form of soul and honesty to it.”

With hugely supportive parents, Jody enrolled in the BRIT School where he spent four years learning about music and the industry, alongside the likes of Ella Eyre and Rizzle Kicks. After leaving in 2011, Jody embarked on a music degree, but soon realised it wasn’t for him, knowing his real passion lay in writing and recording. Shortly after leaving he met his manager, who helped hone his sound, encouraging him to write and play live as much as he could. Fast forward to 2015, and Jody has already worked with a long list of established writers and producers in LA and London, including Dre Harris (Dre & VIdal), Drew Lawrence (Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts), Rob Kleiner (Cee-Lo Green), Andy Rose (Allen Stone, Alex Boyd), John Beck (Corinne Bailey Rae) and Utters (Maverick Sabre).

With all eyes now on his debut EP, Jody hopes to follow in the footsteps of so many other BRIT school graduates and is already planning his debut album, but for now he’s keeping grounded. “I’m not in any rush. I just want to soak it all in and hopefully have a great year just doing what I love to do. Work with some more great people and just have fun with it really.”

His debut EP ‘Phoenix’ is out March 23.

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Carl Cox Confirms Space 2015!

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CARL COX CONFIRMS ‘MUSIC IS REVOLUTION’ THE NEXT PHASE

SPACE, IBIZA 2015

EVERY TUESDAY FROM 7 JULY UNTIL 22 SEPTEMBER 2015 FROM 8PM 

LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE 24 FEB – 24 MARCH

Ibiza’s most popular night returns for an unbelievable 14th consecutive year this summer, as Safehouse Management presents Carl Cox – Music Is Revolution’ confirming they will be back at Space Ibiza for 12 nights only, kicking off on Tuesday 7th July with this season’s theme  ‘The Next Phase’.

Coxy’s legendary Ibiza residency has continued to break boundaries throughout its 14 year history, remaining the busiest, most talked about club night in Ibiza!

Acclaimed for its adventurous diverse and forward-thinking line-ups, musical direction and state of the art production.

Carl Cox: “I continue to be overwhelmed by our success at Space. Each year feels like another milestone in Ibiza. When I started I never dreamt it would be so popular. How we’ve been able to connect to people, year after year has been unbelievable. It’s a great honour to know people still believe in and appreciate what we’re doing.”

Lynn Cosgrave: Last year was absolutely amazing and the night very successful – we are back this year with a brand new production that is currently being built, 12 nights and the guests that we have just don’t get any bigger and all leaders in their musical field. Can’t wait!

Stay tuned for more information on headliners, and line up, all coming soon!

Early bird tickets available now until 24 March, direct from www.carlcoxtickets.com

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VIP, Table Reservations + info – Space, Ibiza – www.spaceibiza.com

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