From Amelie Lens returning to Ibiza for residency to Daft Punk releasing a tribute book, here’s this week in electronic music –
Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ Ranks No. 1 on Tomorrowland Top 1000 of 2023
Tomorrowland’s annual Top 1000 fan-voted list has placed Swedish House Mafia’s 2012 hit track ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ at the top! “We want to say thank you so much for voting ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ as the number 1 song in this year’s Tomorrowland Top 1000!” said the trio regarding their recent ranking. The fifth edition of the yearly Tomorrowland Top 1000 had fans vote for their favorite track through One World Radio. In 2020, Swedish House Mafia came No. 2 with their track, ‘One.’
They are followed by Avicii’s ‘Levels’ and ‘Mammoth’ by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and MOGUAI. Alesso, Martin Garrixx, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, and Charlotte de Witte, among others, also feature in the Top 10 of Tomorrowland Top 1000 in 2023.
Indian Electronic Music Compilation from 1969-1972 to Release in September
A previously unheard collection of music produced at one of India’s first electronic music studios between 1969 and 1972 is slated for a September 2023 release. ‘The NID Tapes: Electronic Music from India 1969 – 1972‘ will be unleashed on September 29, featuring the works of composers Gita Sarabhai, I.S. Mathur, Atul Desai, S.C. Shama, and Jinraj Joshipura, who produced music at the National Institutes of Design, situated in Ahmedabad, India. The three vinyls contain a total of nineteen tracks, with S.C Sharma’s ‘After The War’ available for streaming now.
Amelie Lens’ Exhale Returns to Ibiza for Residency
Belgian techno icon Amelie Len’s esteemed Exhale event series is coming back to Ibiza! A roster of artists, including Lens, will take over DC-10 for the second consecutive year. Starting July 26, renowned and rising techno artists will play at the residency every Wednesday for six weeks until September 13, 2023. Ellen Allien, Dubfire, François X, Ben Sims, Chris Liebing, Anfisa Letyago, Dax J, Dana Montana, Airod, Juliet Fox, and a variety of other artists are slated to play for Exhale.
Skrillex Hints Third Album of 2023
“London is Londoning, Next album is albuming,” wrote Skrillex on his recent Instagram post, sending fans into a frenzy anticipating his third album of 2023. The DJ/producer rolled out two full albums at the start of the year titled ‘Quest For Fire’ and ‘Don’t Get Too Close’ on February 17 and 18, respectively. Since its release, Skrillex has played his new tunes across the world, notwithstanding recurrent hints of yet another record. The teaser post on Instagram features glimpses of TSHA, Randomer, Sam Gellaitry, ISOxo, RHR, and Jyoty, while also tagging Fred Again.. and Four Tet, who do not appear in the series of posts.
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SHERELLE Teams up with AIAIAI to Launch Free Studio for Black and LGBTQ+ Artists
DJ/Producer SHERELLE’s record label BEAUTIFUL and audio brand AIAIAI have worked together to create a free-to-use community space for Black and queer artists from all backgrounds. Artists can use it to collaborate, initiate ideas, and record music with the available musical equipment at the studio in North London.
“In the climate that we are currently in, many things are getting more expensive, and people need to divert their money elsewhere,” said SHERELLE regarding her collaboration with AIAIAI. “It’s fantastic to have an initiative like this alongside AIAIAI, which also believes in the same principle of allowing people to create more freely. Hopefully, we can make more of these and do this internationally.”