Discobelle and clothing label/collective Uniforms For The Dedicated go way back and they’ve also been very creative in ways of combining music, visuals and fashion.
The label is currently part of the Preview exhibition initiated by PUB and Aplace together with other Swedish labels Hope, Minimarket and The Local Firm where focus lies on aspects of inspiration and creativity. We at Discobelle received a fine looking shirt that’s up for grabs for one lucky winner, just answer the question below and e-mail us to be be in the drawing for winning the shirt: Which year did the first Aplace boutique open its doors at the PUB department store?
Friday afternoon and most of us are idling away the last couple of hours at work, here’s a gift just in time for the weekend from Record Makers and driving techno duo Acid Washed. The first 5 people to e-mail us duo will receive a download code to their new EP “For Your Eyes Only/Prince Acid”.
We here at Discobelle have teamed up with Havana Cultura to bring you a Gilles Peterson remix contest where the grand prize is a trip for two to Havanna + tickets to the Rotilla Electronic Music Festival. Alright, here are the details:
“In October 2009, Havana Cultura and DJ Gilles Peterson collaborated to create a double album of modern Cuban music called Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound. Then, June 2010 saw the launch of a remix of the original album, Gilles Peterson Presents: Havana Cultura Remixed. Peterson, an early proponent of the new Cuban sound, personally commissioned some of the worldâ€™s biggest DJs to participate on the album, including Carl Cox, Louie Vega of Masters at Work, Solal of Gotan project, MJ Cole, and Cuban DJs Wichy de Vedado and Edgaro. The result was something extraordinaryâ€”an infectious marriage of both old and new that perfectly showcases the energy and ambiance of modern Havana. Now, we would like to take modern Cuban music out of the studio and put it back in the hands of the people. Brainchild of Havana Cultura and the world-renowned Gilles Peterson, the Gilles Peterson Remix Contest is an online contest that gives aspiring DJs and music enthusiasts the opportunity to bring todayâ€™s Cuban sounds into the spotlight of dance music.
The rules are simple: just go to Havana Clubâ€™s Facebook page and become a fan. From there you can download one of two original tracks. Then, itâ€™s up to you! Youâ€™ll have one month (April 1-29) to craft the most innovative, interesting and dance-worthy remix possible. After, add your remix to the GP Remix Contest drop box on Soundcloud.com and watch for the results released every week.
Each week for one month Gilles Peterson will judge the submitted remixes alongside some of the dance music sceneâ€™s most popular bloggers. After choosing their favorites, the 10 final favorite tracks will be featured on a Havana Cultura online compilation album. Best of all, the grand prize winner will win a trip for two to Havana, Cuba and tickets to the Rotilla Festival for Electronic Music!
So, what have you got to lose? Listen to the tracks, get inspired, and remix!”
Launching today, Astralwerks and Discobelle invites you to join a digital Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the Swedish House Mafiaâ€™s groundbreaking One Night Stand at the Masquerade Motel in Miami on March 26th. A brand new batch of tickets sold out for the Masquerade Motel in just 34 minutes so this is your chance to experience the incredible spectacle of the Masquerade Motel. SHM have been pretty tight lipped about whatâ€™s going on at Masquerade Motel so for those of who succeed at the Scavenger Hunt you will be the first to view the first hint….of Whatâ€™s Behind The Curtain!
Simply find “key” images that have been placed on various music/lifestyle/culture websites. Fans need to find all 9 keys to unlock a special piece of a never-before-seen hint of Whatâ€™s Behind The Curtain plus a discount code of 10% off of merchandise at the SHM store. One random winner will win VIP tickets to Masquerade Motel in Miami (travel not included) and ten (10) randomly selected people to complete the hunt will win Until One: The Book Edition. Until One: The Book Edition includes 40 pages of images and inspirations from the film: as well as the album Until One and vinyl of â€œONE (Your Name)â€ and â€œMiami 2 Ibizaâ€ instrumentals.
Click the picture above for our key (contest open only for US residents). Good luck on your hunt!
What Wolf + Lamb & Soul Clap have to say about the release:
When !K7 approached the four of them to do a DJ Kicks mix, the initial idea was do it as Wolf + Lamb versus Soul Clap. It wasnâ€™t long before they realized something more collaborative was where their heads were at. Eli explains: â€œSo much of the power of the music we do comes from the idea that weâ€™re a collective, even expanding beyond the four of us to acts like No Regular Play and Nicholas Jaar that come under the Wolf + Lamb label umbrella. Performing together is our strength.â€ Gadi continues: â€œYeah, the concept for this mix was originally that going to be to use our favourite tracks from the last two years â€”yâ€™know, classic stuff â€” but then we thought it might be a stronger idea to do something that was about our world. We have such a strong sense of collective about the way we do things at the Marcy Hotel and on the Wolf + Lamb label. Itâ€™s very loose and we bring all our artists together and we kind of play it by ear and the vibe is very chilled out and deep. We figured if we could bring that to a mix and keep it in the family, with people whoâ€™ve released on the label we would have something special.â€
Additionally, the Soul Clap fellas are giving you a chance to put together the video for their new “Lonely C” single. Some of the benefits your video is selected include:
â€¢ $2,500 Cash Prize
â€¢ International Exposure as the Official Album Video
â€¢ An Opportunity to Produce the Next Soul Clap / W+L Video
â€¢ A Chance to Shoot the Forthcoming Tour with the Artist
In this live DJ set that Big Dope P made @ The Vibez Radio Show last Friday which is now uploaded on Soundcloud, you have to find the artists and track names featured in this mix to get points. To submit an answer, just comment on the Soundcloud waveform where you think you found the song title or artist name etc…
If you find the name of the artist: 2 points
If you find the exact name of the song: 1 point
If you find an eventual remixer or featuring name: 1 point
and you get 2 extra points if you follow Big Dope P on Soundcloud.
People who have the most points win:
– 1st: WeSC Headphones + WeSC Jacket + New Era Cap + Benibla T-Shirt + VIP Moveltraxx Promo List (with the whole Back Catalog) + WeSC Sunglasses.
– 2nd: New Era Cap + WeSC T-Shirt + Benibla T-Shirt + WeSC Sunglasses.
– 3rd: New Era Cap + Benibla T-Shirt + WeSC Sunglasses.
Note: Of course you MUST have a Soundcloud account to play.
A few weeks and numerous of remixes later the Non Tiq remix contest officially is over. Weâ€™ve received over 50 remixes for Non Tiqâ€™s single “Quiet”. After serious consideration she chose the winner herself.
This is a little teaser post for the contest we’re featuring next week together with Moveltraxx, WeSc, New Era, Benibla. A mix by Big Dope P will be uploaded and contestants will have to find artists + track names in order to earn points. The people with the most points will earn jackets and t-shirts by WeSc, caps by New Era, t-shirts by Benibla and goodies from Moveltraxx. The contest will be up and running on Wednesday.
But for now, we are giving away a track from Big Dope P who is releasing on the US label OMG! Recordings.