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Oh my…it’s the brand new mixer App from Carl Cox, and it’s FREE

More free stuff today, this time courtesy of lovely Carl Cox, the world’s nicest DJ. If you’ve ever dreamed of the big fella spinning at your party, well, dream no longer – kind of – as today he launches his brand new mixer App – ‘Carl Cox Is Playing In My House,’ bringing his DJ skills to any party, anywhere in the world, anytime. And it’s completely FREE!

And Carl’s generosity doesn’t end there. Oh no. The Carl Cox Mixer app – available for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch – comes out alongside his first new track in six years – “Family Guy,” straight from Carl‘s upcoming album “All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor.”

The exclusive ‘Family Guy’ download is classic Carl territory – a slice of icy-cool techno and deep house, already a fan favourite after Carl added an early version to his website last year. “It was inspired by certain key changes in the Family Guy show’s theme tune,” explains Carl. “Ever since I put it online, I’ve had so much feedback and so many requests for it to be released. It had to be the first single, and what better way to launch the app!”

The mixer app is a collaboration between Carl Cox and Musicsoft Arts, creators of DJ Mixer, the top selling music mixing application on the iPhone and on the iPad. Launched TODAY, June 30th, this new party app is packed with music hand-picked by Carl Cox and played back in an automated DJ set from Carl himself (well, his digital clone).

How It Works:

Users can take over and mix the tracks themselves with two CDJ decks and an all-powerful mixing station at their fingertips. Carl’s DJ booth comes complete with two CDJ decks, music mixer, an array of mix effects and features, and direct access to the Intec Digital catalogue. More DJ features include looping, sound effects, real-time time stretching for tempo change without affecting song’s pitch, low-latency headphone monitoring, pitch change – everything a DJ could need. Users can also record their DJ sets simply by touching a Record button.

Another feature, Music Video Party, turns the app into a visual party – videos to the music on app can be viewed on the device or on a big screen connected to the device.

The App is offered as a free download on Apple’s App Store that comes with 3 new tracks from Intec Digital, including two exclusive new tracks – “Family Guy” and “Twisted Machine”, an unreleased collaboration from Carl Cox and Jon Rundell.

Additional tracks from Intec Digital can be purchased and downloaded directly onto the App for a complete Carl Cox interactive DJ set. Tracks include dance floor bangers from Robert Babicz, Jon Rundell, Nicole Moudaber, Yousef, and more.

Here’s a couple of videos of the App in action:
http://youtu.be/XzeFrlrYMmk
http://youtu.be/rQJX83RCeRc

It is available now for free at Apple’s App Store worldwide and can be downloaded from HERE

Carl Cox Mixer App features (included in free app unless otherwise noted):

– Interactive two-channel mixing with virtual CDJs or turntables
– 3 free track (song) downloads
– Additional Carl Cox and Intec Digital tracks and remixes (paid)
– Carl Cox Sound Effects (free and paid)
– Loop song parts
– Beat and tempo analysis
– Time stretching
– Auto mixing
– Simple and advanced mix modes
– Headphone Cueing (paid feature, also requires a second iDevice and WiFi connection)
– Smart playlists
– User assignable cue point on each deck
– Music Videos Party (free and paid)
– Wi Fi Party – interact with the DJ in a party (free and paid, requires Wi Fi connection)

App Track Listing:

Family Guy – Carl Cox
Exclusive release from Carl’s new album All Roads Lead to The Dancefloor

Twisted Machine – Carl Cox & Jon Rundell
Unreleased exclusive

Tackle Face – Adam Sheridan and Mark Maitland
Remixed by Cristian Varela, Nicole Moudaber & Lucca

Coppa – Carlo Lio
False Information / Coppa

Damager – Jon Rundell
Remixed by Carl Cox

Marrakech – Marco Bailey & Tom Hades

The Reason Why – Nicole Moudaber

1000 Pictures – Yousef

We Can Do This All Night – Jim Rivers

L’Amour Tropique – Nicole Moudaber

Fire Fight – Umek

Hard Softness – Tommy DeClerque

Over The Fence – Jon Rundell

K’Pasa – Carl Cox

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Watch the brand new video for ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ here

Yikes. This one’ll get you going for the weekend. On June 19th Ministry of Sound/Level Recordings release a birrova whopper: ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ – a monster reworking of Dutch DJ/producer Vato Gonzalez’s 2010 instrumental, with vocals from UK urban heavyweights Foreign Beggars.

It has already received national radio’s seal of approval too – with playlists on Radio 1, 1Xtra and Capital, as well as early support from Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, Trevor Nelson, Scott Mills, Mistajam & Judge Jules.

Vato Gonzalez is one of the world’s top emerging DJ talents. Having already built a massively successful label, event and genre, known as ‘Dirty House,’ Vato’s original ‘Badman Riddim’ was one of the biggest instrumentals of last year, winning over the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Annie Nightingale, Pete Tong, MistaJam and Toddla T, as well as notching up over 2 million views on YouTube.

Foreign Beggars are the critically acclaimed rap duo from London, winners of ‘Best New Act’ at the 2004 UK Hip Hop awards, and Best Group at the 2005’s Lyric Pad Hip Hop Awards. They’ve supported the likes of The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg, Amy Winehouse, Public Enemy, Ian Brown and De La Soul and were nominated for Best European Hip Hop Act at the 2010 Urban Music Awards, alongside Roots Manuva, Professor Green and Tinie Tempah.

If you like things a little longer, remixes include a HUGE D&B remix from label boss DJ Friction, extended & dub edits, a heavy bass driven re-rub from acclaimed underground duo TruFix & Thunderskank and a high-tempo electro mix from Static Shokx.

Phew! we’re exhausted now.

Sam Obernik: she’s gorra lorra new material

She’s a bit of a long-term sweetheart round these parts and we’re pleased to say that performer, artist and all round house-head, the delectable Miss O, is back with the first of a clutch of big singles – ‘Come Undone’, released on May 23.

Co-written and recorded with Swedish prodigy John Dahlback and Australian electro blokey Tommy Trash (with remixes by Italian Stefano Noferini) it’s an internationally-produced peak-time party anthem with –perhaps appropriately for its lyrical content – a catchier-than-crabs synth riff. Listen here.

So – *blushes* – it’s about what, Ms Obernik?

“A science lesson in the art of body fusion HA HA HA!” she laughs. “Come on, it’s actually more or less about a guilt-free zipless-fuck. I mean the lyrics are: I don’t know bout you but when it’s one on one, easy as two by two, do and it shall be done…come on flip my little switch like electricity…”

Gulp.

Since her last Radio 1 A-listed Top 30 hit, the addictive Baditude in late 2009 (with Spoon & Harris) if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen the delectable Ms O on UK line-ups too much, the reason can be summed up in one simple word: Russia.

“I’ve been stuck out there!” she laughs. “It’s been such an education. I did a track called ‘Stereo Flo’ which Scott Mills and Tong were playing but never released here – but in Russia it was Top 20 for 35 weeks. We had huge radio support with around a million radio plays! It did really well in France as well so my world has been filled with solo shows. Then there was Good Vibes in Australia and shows in Brazil. But I do also want to try to focus on matters closer to home.”

And home she is – well, in between those Russian trips, of course – and Sam would like to take this opportunity to announce her plans for this year. Just a few releases to look for include collaborations with Lee Cabrera, Richard Dinsdale & Hook ‘n’ Sling (the sun-kissed ‘Edge of the Earth’ which is #1 on Beatport), Redroche (the wonderful Chemically Yours), Analogue People In A Digital World, EDX and Stretch and Vern – not to mention other works-in-progress and fingers in pies to be confirmed. Watch this space.

But don’t try to pigeonhole the lady O because she’ll only come back bolder and brighter. “By definition, you can’t,” she says with a smile. “I’m a bit of a magpie, but I want to be a bit more comprehensive about what I’m doing. I have so many projects in 2011 near completion that I really want people to hear them. So here I am.” And don’t mess: she means it.