BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE (BMC) ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES

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  • UK’s foremost electronic music conference returns for fourth year
  • BMC17 to be held at Brighton Dome and various venues on 27th & 28th April 2017

 

Ticket link:

http://brightonmusicconference.skiddletickets.com/event.php?id=12473308

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The UK’s leading electronic music industry event, Brighton Music Conference (BMC), has revealed the dates for its 2017 edition. BMC17 will take over the Brighton Dome for the two-day conference on 27th & 28th April 2017. BMC Professional and BMC Academy tickets are now on sale via: http://brightonmusicconference.skiddletickets.com/event.php?id=12473308

 

Run by the industry for the industry, BMC focuses on innovation, education and the key issues facing the electronic and dance music sector. Attended by thousands of experienced music industry professionals and the next generation of DJs/producers, BMC enables attendees to form new business partnerships, showcase products and expand existing networks. It is the UK’s annual opportunity for the industry to meet face to face, share knowledge, and build new opportunities.

 

BMC17 will bring together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 50 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. BMC Professional connects music with business, bringing together industry thought leaders through a series of panels to discuss the future sustainable growth of the Electronic Music Industry, targeted networking events and access to an evening schedule of events and parties across Brighton. BMC Academy is about plugging in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks.

 

Both tickets give access to the two-day exhibition featuring tech showcases, panels and interviews. The specialised exhibition hall will feature the scene’s best suppliers, technology companies, and service providers. Club nights hosting world-class artists and DJs at the city’s finest venues will take place across Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. BMC17’s official charity partner is Last Night A DJ. The first conference programme details will be revealed soon.

 

BMC16 saw attendance substantially increase once again, attracting thousands of industry professionals and those looking to make a career within the music business. BMC16 talks and panels featured speakers from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Vine, Spotify, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Beatport, Coda, AFEM, NTIA, Mixcloud, Toolroom, Hospital, Believe Digital, Pioneer, Korg, Roland, PRS, BIMM, AEI Media, Shogun Audio, GAK Audio, Wunderground, and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.

 

In addition to housing the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers including Korg, the Gak Playground (with Pioneer, Steinberg, SCV, Focusrite, Novation, Native Instruments, Ableton, and Focal), Roland, Yamaha Music Europe, DJ Mag, Northbrook College, Dubzoo, Horus Music, ACS Custom, Mansworld, BIMM, CM Sound, PRS For Music, Element 5, Next Audio Labs, Sound On Sound magazine, Wax Unity, Traction Sound, Help Musicians UK, Nova Distribution, Eve Audio, Warm Audio, Dreadbox, Chandler, Fredenstein, EMTO, Evolution Domes, and K&S Technology.

 

Native Instruments’ Native Sessions platform ran Production Seminars in the Founders Room and Production Workshops in the Mezzanine Bar on both days, with workshops, demonstrations, and talks covering Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Loopmasters, Moog, SSR’s Reaktor course, and much more. Interviewees included electronic music legend, Tom Middleton, Henry Cross – the technical mastermind behind live stage shows from Massive Attack and the Chemical Brothers, and Pete Boxsta, while further artists who gave an insight into their creative process included Kirk Degiorgio, Icicle, Prolix, Ulterior Motive, Capsun, Hannah V, and Prime Cuts.

 

The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including the BMC Afterparty with Take featuring Seth Troxler at The Arch, and Wunderground Bingo on Brighton Pier on the Thursday. Mute, in association with BMC, took over Brighton’s Patterns on the Friday for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night also saw English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia, and Wiggle and On The House teamed up to present their annual Brighton Music Conference party by the sea.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Record launch for Children in Crisis by Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

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Record launch for Children in Crisis by Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, a charitable organisation raising funds for Children in Crisis has continued to broaden their charitable plans by launching a record label. The record label will be an engaging platform for both new and heritage artist productions and further provide an accessible platform for raising funds for Children in Crisis.

To introduce the imprint Beatport hosted an exclusive competition for artists to provide a remix of the tracks, an amazing 220 entries were submitted. The winners had a chance to win a Point Blank production course value £1200, Native Instruments – Komplete 10 and a Loopmasters sample pack. The two winners were talented production duo DJ Santi and Rebets.

To compliment the release a further remix has been produced by the legendary Joe Smooth.

The aim with the label is to provide producers and associated labels with a platform to give back to society. The record has already had support from key DJ’s and is on Beatport exclusively now with all other stores releasing on the 2nd of September 2016.

Jonny Lee Founder of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life comments

“We have been delighted by the response of our record label and the competition. It’s great to see so many people in the music industry engaged and involved with this charity and focusing on making a real difference in the world.”

The two winners Alexander Russkih (Santi) and Svyatoslav Rebets (Rebets) are two young guys from a Russian city located in the mid of the Urals. Both from a modest background – Santi works for a telco, Rebets used to work as a cook. The duo have held part-time jobs as DJs at their local night clubs dating back to 2010, followed by a subsequent meeting and collaboration in 2015.

Santi used to make unofficial house and deep house remixes where he honed his skills, whilst Rebets used to deal strictly with Techno. After working together for some time, they decided to make remixes a collaborative effort. Moving from 2015 into 2016 they made several notable remixes including Telepopmusic, One-to- One, and Elekfanz which allowed their sound to reach a broader market. In March 2016 they decided to take part in the contest at LNADJ, without expectation of placement so you can imagine they were extremely happy to land such the prize and position.

https://www.beatport.com/release/last-night-a-dj-saved-my-life-2016-remixed/1817145
Shortened version here – smarturl.it/LNADJRemixed

For more information on how you can support this great cause please visit http://lastnightadjsavedmylife.org/

Contact:
Jonny Lee
jonny@lastnightadjsavedmylife.org

LNADJ launches their ‘OHYES’ text campaign to raise funds for WARCHILD UK

The Last night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation launch another campaign as part of the House the House 2016  DJ Competition. It’s very simple, you can win 4 VIP guest list places to the House the House grand finale at the House of Commons terrace and meet, greet and dance to Carl Cox. All you have to do it TEXT ‘OHYES’ to 70660 and donate £5 to support the charity WARCHILD UK – helping kids in conflict zones. For more information go to: http://lastnightadjsavedmylife.org/

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GUDVIBE returns to 53 Degrees North Halifax

This weekend on Saturday night it’s time for our jolly once again as we bring a ray of spring time to the luxurious 53 Degrees North in Halifax with GUDVIBE. This is our growing party night where the DJs are spinning only the coolest in house, funk & disco. We’re very excited to welcome back the lovely KIRSTEN who graced our decks back in November and since then she’s been galavanting round south east asia on her travels so we’re looking forward to a bunch of stories and a super cool soundtrack from one of our favourite female DJs. We’ve also got a debut from DEMIC – who’s releases on the HOUSE OF UNITY label have seen him play events across eastern Europe so we’re very intrigued to hear his vibe. Backed up by the GUDVIBE residents DAZ ILL & NEIL KEMP we can’t wait to get shakkin’ out tomorrow night! Check out our promo video here. The party starts at 8pm till late – it’s free entry all night long so come along and get transformed.

 

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LONDON Videographers Wanted!!! – Clubaholic hits the big smoke…

By way of living up to our name and to expand our video service nationwide we are seeking to build a pool of exceptional nightlife freelance videographers for forthcoming paid jobs in the London area.

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This is what makes you cool: You are passionate for music & nightlife, fun-loving yet industrious, adventurous but reliable, strong, innovative, and hungry for experience. You can handle shooting amazing video content in the wildest of environments all night long, and still make it back in time for a kipper at breakfast.

If this is you, or close to it, for more details apply here with a CV and showreel: shanice@clubaholic.tv

 

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE PRESENT CARL COX AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

#HouseTheHouse2016

#LNADJFollowing the ground breaking launch of House The House in 2013, when Fatboy Slim and competition winner Bryce Fury made history and became the first DJs to play in the House of Commons, #HouseTheHouse2016,www.housethehouse.orgWe’re doing it again!

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DJ CARL COX AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

WITH THE LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE FOUNDATION

11th May 2016

The competition is open to DJs between the ages of 14 and 24. If you want to enter and support children in conflict zones around the world, simply raise £50 (£25 if under 18), by registering as a House The House campaign fundraiser, via our dedicated Virgin Giving page.

All entrants can upload their mix via LNADJ competition host Mixcloud

National heats will be held in cities across the UK, supported by our education partner Access to Music

LNADJ and our education partner, Access to Music, develop creativity and vocational ambition via relevant engagement and guidance within the music industry. The organisation has provided training to thousands of musicians across the UK.

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#HouseTheHouse2016

National Final in London TBC. April 2016

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Full information on how to enter can be found on our websites:www.lnadj.com  www.housethehouse.org

Press Enquiries

For more information contact Gemma Owusu on:
gemma@lastnightadjsavedmylife.org
NOTES TO EDITORS

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE FOUNDATION – lnadj.com
… continues to support children in conflict zones around the world. Last year LNADJ raised over £5000 to fund work in Zaatari refugee camp, close to the Syrian border in northern Jordan. Read More about the camp hereAnd watch a film a video giving you an idea of the situation in the camp. By population, the camp is now the fourth largest city in Jordan and the world’s second largest refugee camp.

OUR PARTNERS

MIXCLOUD – mixcloud.com
 the market leaders in audio hosting for radio shows & DJ mixes, will host the House the House forum and micro site.
POINT BLANK – pointblanklondon.com
… has been voted “Best Music Production & DJ College” six times at the annual T-Scan Awards. They provide LNADJ with scholarships for some of the finalists in the London region.
ACCESS TO MUSIC – accesstomusic.co.uk
… has an expanding network of music centres located across England. Working in conjunction with LNADJ and venues around the UK, Access To Music will oversee the National Heats that will be scheduled to take place from the start of April 2016, to show case the best DJs from that region. The winners of each heat will then compete in a National Final taking place in April 2016, in London.
FUNKTION ONE – funktion-one.com
… once again provide sound consultation and prizes.

WHAT THEY SAY..

“As an ambassador of ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’, I am really excited to support this amazing competition focusing on children in conflict zones around the world”. Carl Cox, LNADJ Ambassador

“I’m a proud supporter of ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ and the work that it’s doing with ‘House The House’. Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing.” Fatboy Slim, LNADJ Ambassador

“House the House’ has already proved a successful initiative and I am delighted in their focus this year on raising money for children in conflict zones. I urge people to support it in whatever way they can to maximise this fund raising opportunity for such a worthwhile cause.” Andrew Bingham, MP

“House the House’ is the perfect example of the power of music. Not only what music can do for an individual but what music can do for communities all over the world.” Bryce Fury, House The House 2013 Winner

“Access to Music is committed to working with young people to unlock their potential through music and creative industry activities. Having worked with ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ in 2013, Access to Music knows that young people will be presented with a wealth of opportunities and positive experiences through the ‘House the House’ project. ‘House to House’ will also help young people enhance core values that will directly benefit their communities and a wider global society. Access to Music is proud and excited to be working with ‘House the House’ in 2016″. John Taylor, Joint Managing Director Access to Music

“Good music has always facilitated a communal experience. Good audio raises that experience to a higher level. Funktion One supports LNADJ and the ‘House the House’ project in their endeavours to bring awareness of the importance of quality audio to young people.” Ann Andrews, Funktion One

“We fully support any scheme that uses music for good purposes and are excited to be a part of this project once again. Discovering new talent is a major part of what we’re about so working alongside ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ as they find up and coming DJs while simultaneously encouraging those DJs to engage with fundraising for a worthy cause is a no brainer for us.” Xanthe Fuller, Mixcloud

Website: www.housethehouse.org

Mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/competitions/house-the-house-2016

Virgin Giving: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/housethehouse

Facebook: www.facebook.com/housethehousehoc

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lastnightadj

GUDVIBE shines through!

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We were up against it last night at The 212, loads of big events going off in Leeds – Mirror ball, Butterside up, No Way Back;  but the‪ #‎Gudvibe‬ shone through, on the nice little surprise tip. As soon as the lovely DJ Cocoa got behind the decks, it was as if she metaphysically pied piped the punters through the door! A superb night was had by all. Thank you to the pre-No Way Back crew especially Jonathan, Amanda, Graham wicked to see you. All the Dj sets were super-fly, i take my hat off to you all Nathan (awesome on the October sober tip), Darren (once again finding his super disco form) & the woman of the match Cocoa – DJ aka Gabrielle Maria Cooke ‪#‎tropicaldisco‬ ‪#‎ontherise‬ she charmed and won over everyone with her beats and just by being a top lass, superb pic from Bob Peters there! Big shouts to Stuart Forsyth hope No Way back was mental, and happy sorrows to 212 bar manager Alex Brown leaving soon … go get Berlin fella! x gudvibe will return… x

Neil Kemp

Clubaholic presents GUDVIBE – SET FOR PEACE 2015 this Friday! Raising funds for Warchild UK

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This Friday Sept 11th 2015 at The 212 Cafe & Bar sees the return of SET FOR PEACE LEEDS, a cross initiative run by Peace One Day and the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation which highlights the power of dance music to bring people together and act as a tool for positive change.

When you’re listening to dance music, for that one moment it’s just you and the music. You are at peace.

This moment is what Set for Peace brings to thousands of people around the world with DJs dedicating their Sets to Peace Day, 21 September.

Join us down at The 212 Cafe & Bar to celebrate Peace Day with the GUDVIBE crew playing their soulful set’s for peace! There’s a £2 donation on the door, all moneys going to children in conflict zones charity War Child UK http://www.warchild.org.uk/

With DJs spinning the funk, soul & 1LOVE house anthems:

BOYWONDER (formerly Nightmares on Wax)
DAVE BEER (Back to Basics)
DEAN CREOLE (Afro.co)
DJ TOOTS ft live PA from MRDJCHEESE
NEIL KEMP (Clubaholic)

Unanimously adopted by every member state of the United Nations as a day of ceasefire and non-violence, Peace Day is a moment for everyone around the world to come together and celebrate the power of individuals to change the world. Raising awareness of Peace Day helps to make this day a reality and by doing what you love on the day, by bringing people together in a positive reflection on peace, you are contributing to making this a self-sustaining annual day of global unity.

Launched in 2013, the initiative Set for Peace has since seens over 600 sets played in 58 countries around the world with support from DJs such as Idris Elba, Paul van Dyk, David Morales and Nile Rodgers.

Across the world over 610 million people were aware of Peace Day 2014.

Peace One Day and the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation hope to see even more DJs get together to inspire others through their music and help us reach 3 billion people with the message of Peace Day by 2016.

Watch our Set For Peace Showreel and Find out more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4ngEM8voE

Weekly Slice by Mr DJ ChEeSe

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Whas good Clubaholic heads?  This week I talk directly to the Reggae heads far and wide, but specifically to the UK Reggae heads and sound system connoisseurs.  I must admit for myself, being a transplant from the States, I’d not realized the vast history this culture had played into the over all landscape of shaping what we listen to today.

So when a request was made to us to feature what’s going on with telling the history of the UK Sound System out there? There was no question in our minds, that this would have to be the next weekly slice.

Lets get into it.

The UK’s first homegrown Sound System was brought over by Duke Vin in 1955, and it’s from this pivotal point that a culture was born.

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2015 marks the Diamond Jubilee of the UK Sound System phenomenon. This October, Punch Records will present a celebratory tour to mark this momentous milestone featuring two of the greatest roots, reggae and dub acts of all time. This five­ date UK-wide event pairs one of the UK’s best known foundational reggae Sound Systems, Channel One, ­with legendary producer and artist Mad Professor, whose music was created specifically to be played through Sound Systems.

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Channel One, comprising prime selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb, is one of the world’s foremost roots and dub Sound Systems. Established in 1979, they first played Notting Hill Carnival in 1982, and have been a regular fixture there ever since. Mad Professor is the esteemed dub music producer and engineer, known for transitioning dub into the digital age, collaborating with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly and Robbie, Johnny Clarke, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka, Horace Andy, Massive Attack and The Orb.

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You might ask yourself, why does sound system culture matter? Channel One’s Mikey Dread says “Sound Systems matter because it’s a vehicle for roots rock reggae music, for people who don’t know what reggae is. So when people hear it on the sound system, rather than the radio or the internet, they get the real deal,” while Mad Professor reckons “Because it’s the way normal people, working people, communicate with each other, communicate with their peers, communicate with like-minded individuals. The official media doesn’t provide that vehicle.”
As to what sound system culture means to them personally, Mikey Dread says “After being in a sound system for 30 odd years it means a great deal. First playing in small community centres to playing on the world stage. What it’s doing is what Channel One is all about, it’s about pushing barriers and introducing people to the music.” For Mad Professor, “it’s a way of getting out what’s on my mind.  It’s a way for me to get things off my chest. Like when I’m mad about culture promotions, I make a song about them.”
This tour will join the dots between some of the country’s most storied musical cites. It starts in Birmingham with BASS at The Rainbow, a modern home for rich Sound System culture, as well as being the birthplace of Punch. From there, the tour heads to Village Underground in London, where Channel One have made their indelible mark with their regular Sunday parties. From there on to Manchester, a city with its own carnival; a city that’s no stranger to bass heavy sound. Then on to Nottingham, with the Kontakt crew at the Irish Centre, a venue that has always been a focal point for dub parties, before things round off at the West Indian Centre in Leeds. It’s here that SubDub have showcased endless reggae and dub DJs, and have hosted countless Sound System events with an exceptional roster of MCs and selectors. SubDub also gave birth to Croatia’s Outlook Festival, so what they don’t know about bass isn’t worth knowing.

This tour offers a great opportunity for people to immerse themselves in a music and culture rich in history and vibe, as well as a rare chance to see both Channel One and Mad Professor together, truly doing what they do best.

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Channel One and Mad Professor celebrate 60 years of UK Sound System with a tour this October
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  • Full Tour Schedule

 

16 October – THE RAINBOW, BIRMINGHAM (w/ BASS)

 

18 October – THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LONDON

 

23 October – THE CLUB ACADEMY, MANCHESTER (w/ Rubadub)

 

30 October – IRISH CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM (w/ Kontakt)

 

31 October – WEST INDIAN CENTRE, LEEDS (w/ SubDub)

  • Links
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Mad Professor
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And that my friends is your Weekly Slice.

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Mr DJ ChEeSe – Creative Producer for Clubaholic.tv

Nicole Moudaber will play Space terrace on the 25th August celebrating the launch of her new EP BREED

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‘Breed’ EP
(MOOD Records)

Watch “You Like This” here:
 
“The provocative and challenging, but effortlessly groovable five-track EP” – THUMP
Nicole and Skin will be playing a special set on the Space Terrace for Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution on August 25th to celebrate the launch of ‘Breed’
 
August 31st: Double Single Release – “Someone Like You’”& “You Like This” (Beatport only)
September 18th: Breed EP Release (2 week Beatport exclusive)
October 2nd: Breed EP Release (All other platforms)
Photo credit: Darren Black
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Nicole Moudaber Skin have launched their upcoming ‘Breed’ EP via the recently premiered video for the first single “You Like This” on THUMP’s website and VICE‘s Snapchat Discover channel. Watch the visually stimulating video of the genre-bending track here. On August 31, the double single release of “Someone Like You” and “You Like This” from the ‘Breed’ EP will be available exclusively on Beatport.

Ambassador of dark, driving techno Nicole Moudaber, has teamed up with Skin, the multi-talented Skunk Anansie front-woman, established DJ and fashion icon, for a collaborative EP entitled ‘Breed’. Two legendary artists in their own right, Moudaber and Skin have brought together cutting-edge creative and visual aesthetics to ensure Breed is an assault on the senses. The exceptional song writing and performance abilities of Skin married with Moudaber’s production finesse both point to Breed being one of the most celebrated conceptual projects in techno. ‘Breed’ is dropping on September 18th and is available exclusively on Beatport for two weeks via Nicole’s own imprint MOOD Records.

On ‘Someone Like You’, the first single of their collaborative EP, Nicole Moudaber and Skin immediately display the production and performance talents they’re renowned for. Skin’s inimitable vocals sit perfectly over Nicole’s trademark dark and brooding techno beats. Alongside this sits ‘You Like this’; its stabbing synths creating a thunderous peak time dub ready for the dance floor. Released as a double single these two tracks encapsulate Nicole and Skin’s vision for future of techno. The full EP opens with ‘Don’t Talk To Me’ featuring American rapper Zebra Katz, whilst ‘These Walls Are Made Of Water’ and Organic Love (Mood Mix), further showcase Nicole and Skin’s synergy.

Nigerian born and Lebanese raised Nicole Moudaber has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame, from promoter and label manager to one of techno’s most celebrated artists. From country to country, her name is now synonymous with not only dark, techy grooves, but sold-out shows and performances that demonstrate her unrivalled energy and passion for techno. Having collaborated with the top producers in the scene; Adam Beyer, Victor Calderone, Danny Tenaglia and mentor Carl Cox to name but a few, whilst at the same time enjoying success with a number 1 on the Beatport Techno Chart and 7 million listeners across 45 countries for In the MOOD Radio, it’s clear Nicole Moudaber is at the forefront of the scene. Over a year in the making, ‘Breed’ is spearheading a new brand of innovative, pioneering techno. With visionaries Nicole and Skin at the helm the project is blazing a trail for the future of contemporary dance music.

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BREED Tracklist:
1.  Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin’
2.  You Like This
3.  Someone Like You
4.  Organic Love (Mood Mix)
5.  These Walls Are Made Of Water

Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
August 14  Valencia, Spain @ Medusa Sunbeach Festival
August 17  Ibiza, Spain @ CircoLoco at DC-10
August 22  Zamardi, Hungary @ B My Lake Festival
August 23  Aigio, Greece @ Loca Beach
August 25  Ibiza, Spain @ Space –  Carl Cox Music Is Revolution with Nicole B2B Skin
August 29  Derry, Northern Ireland @ MoodRAW at Jika Jika!
August 30  Leeds, United Kingdom @ Mint
August 30  Liverpool, United Kingdom @ MoodRAW at The Garage
August 31  Ibiza, Spain @ CircoLoco at DC-10