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Carl Cox Turns 50 at Space – Radio 1 Essential Mix Confirmed

ImageOn Tuesday July 31st, Carl Cox will be celebrating his 50th Birthday at Space, Ibiza, with guests including MASTERS AT WORK, LUCCA, PAN-POT, ANDY C & MC GQ, ARTWORK & DYNAMITE MC, THE REVENGE, SEAN BROSNAN, MARCO LOCO, DJ OZ, GRAHAM CORDERY, SAM WALKER, REECE BRETT AND VINYL FRONTIER

And now confirmed – BBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting highlights from the night in a special Ibiza Essential Mix on Friday 3rd August between 11pm – 3am –  www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 

In one of their only Ibiza dates this year, Masters at Work are back together again to join Carl in what promises to be one of the summer’s biggest parties. Expect lots of extra birthday suprises too, as Ibiza comes together to congratulate one of their favourite residents.

“I’ve reached the ripe age of 50 and what better way to spend it?“ says Carl.

“I will be at my favourite club in the world, on my favourite island. I’ll be surrounded by my friends and some of the best DJ talent around. I’m over the moon getting Louie and Kenny on board too – I have been trying to get them to play at Space with me for years.“

Celebrating 20 years together, with their inventive production style and imaginative feel for different musical forms, Masters At Work ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope‘ Gonzalez will be taking to the decks at Space, as one of only 7 dates of the entire year. The two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work including hundreds of original productions and defiantly mixing everything they can find – from house, hip hop and funk to disco, Latin, African and jazz – dissolving the barriers between genres. Their only Ibiza date this year is definitely not to be missed.

For those not lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll be able to tune in to Radio 1, who’ll be recording live for a special Ibiza Essential Mix, going out on Friday 3rd August between 11pm – 3am –  www.bbc.co.uk/radio1

And sign Carl’s birthd’e-card here!

All Gone….Pete Tong App: Download it FREE now

So this one is pretty cool. And 100% FREE. If you’re pressed for time, this is what it does in a nutshell:

• The All Gone App gives the consumer a private virtual consultation from international DJ Pete Tong to help build up an incredible music collection

• An expert one-on-one recommendation service that starts by organising your music, finding the tracks you’re missing – and recommending tracks that complement your taste.

• Blend in more of your music using the slider control and find classic tracks you never knew you had, or keep up to date with the hot new tracks added every week.

• What you waiting for? Download it now

We advise watching the 2 minute clip above to get a clearer idea, or just read on for more info…

So the All Gone App does what, exactly? “It allows me to take a look through your record collection and pull out the tracks that I would play, then I find a few tracks you might be missing and build you a playlist.”

And then? “If you choose to buy the tracks I recommend, it’s as if I’ve put a compilation album together just for you. The app has a built in player so you can listen to all the playlists immediately.”

Anything else we should know? “It’s not only iPhone, there’s a desktop and Android version too. And the desktop version syncs with the mobile app and talks directly to an iPod in sending the playlists and tracks there.”

Once you’re up and running you can create as many personalised playlists as you want. Each will be tailored to your music. Each time you update your music the app will update so you’re always getting the latest recommendations as you grow your collection.

As well as the All Gone playlists, there is also a feature called ‘What Would Pete Play?’ where Pete picks a track from your collection and uses his experience to build a playlist around it. Move the cross fader to mix in more of your music to create your own compilation, with just a little bit of help from Pete.

Don’t miss out on the ‘This Week’ playlist either. Updated every week it’s a pick of the hottest tunes from Pete Tong’s dance floor and beyond, brought straight to you in the app.

While listening to any of the playlists you can ‘wish list’ the tracks you don’t own, so you never miss out on growing your music collection. In-app purchases of tracks are available on the desktop and android versions and coming soon to the Iphone version. In the meantime, for the best experience synchronise your accounts using the desktop application gain access to all your ‘wish listed’ tracks then send them to your iPod or IPhone directly from the app.

Sample All Gone screens and images:

Android Screen Shots
Desktop Screen Shots
IPhone Screen Shots

“I wanted a way to capture the whole spectrum of electronic music’s rich history,” concludes Tong, “and distil it into an expert recommendation service to guide people with their music choices – and this is the first time I’ve come across an app that can do just that.”

More information about Music Technology Ltd here

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.