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Louis La Roche releases ‘One Big Gay Disco’ and announces new album !

Louis La Roche said: “I’ve always been fascinated with the origins of disco and house music. So, I decided, fuck you, chopped up the audio, rearranged it and made it a positive thing.”

The video harks back to retro, grainy VHS footage and the idea of getting lost in music – which is what made those clubs so special in the halcyon days of disco, as “no one cared when the lights were off and the music was playing”, Louis La Roche adds. I found some hate speech stating that America is “One Big Gay Disco”, as if that was a bad thing. His music has been supported by radio and club DJs including Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, Mark Ronson, Armand Van Helden, Diplo, and Faithless’s Sister Bliss. He supported Kylie Minogue and has written for several TV shows, including Channel 4’s ‘Skins’. The track sees Louis La Roche reposition hate speech and turn it into an uplifting celebration of house & disco music, and an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community. Looking back at photos and footage, the crowd mixed so much more than they do now. UK Artist Louis La Roche releases the disco funk odyssey ‘One Big Gay Disco’ – a perfect homage to the open-minded ‘70s club scene, with a glittering, nostalgic video. Complete with the swirling strings and hypnotic beats which hark back to feel-good disco classics. ‘One Big Gay Disco’ is taken from Louis La Roche’s fourth studio album, ‘We’re Not So Different’, released on Ever After Records on 29 October. Brett Ewels, best known by his stage name Louis La Roche, is a producer, remixer and DJ from Norwich, UK. He released his debut LP ‘To Rest Is to Rust’ on Ever After Records in 2015, which was followed by ‘Sleepless Nights’ in 2017, and ‘Saturday Night Griever’ in 2020. Follow us on socials Louis La Roche has produced official remixes for Madonna, Fatboy Slim, Public Service Broadcasting and produced for bands Crystal Bats and Delfy, amongst others. Black, Gay, White, Straight, Male, Female, Trans…, nobody cared about who you were under those lights. ‘One Big Gay Disco’ could easily have lit up the iconic dancefloors of Studio 54, The Loft and Paradise Garage.

By Alex Cristian – October 13, 2021 125 0

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Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 Officially Kicks Off !

About ADE 

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. In addition, the organization welcomes its brand new Arts & Culture program this year, which includes, among many others, an audiovisual artist residency at Nxt Museum and a collaboration project with Music Moves consisting of 11 accessible and inclusive ADE events, as well as a candlelit piano concert by Helena Basilova, and a wide range of mindful raving experiences. The work symbolizes the reopening of the electronic music industry. ADE Business Hangout

Although the Amsterdam Dance Event business conference has been cancelled, the organization has opened its new ADE Business Hangout for business visitors in Fosbury & Sons to gather, network and participate in a number of networking events during ADE. More information about ADE can be found here. 
Follow us on socials Today, the official start of ADE 2021 will be signaled by the lighting of art installation BAKEN (Beacon); a light on the horizon for the electronic music industry, set to shine over the entire city of Amsterdam from the roof of the A’DAM Tower during ADE! The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. The BAKEN art installation is a collaboration between ADE and artists Boris Acket and Chris van Meer, together with Lumus Instruments. ADE FestivalOver 350 Festival and Arts & Culture events are set to take place during the daytime this week, with highlights such as a one-off live concert by Weval and Metropole Orkest at the Melkweg and the Top 100 DJs Awards in AFAS Live on Wednesday, the Dutch debut of the Secret Project Festival on the Hembrugterrein, African riddims during Cloud 8 x Ziongate presents Tribes in Paradiso, and much more. The full festival program can be found here. The art installation can be seen from all over the city every evening from 6:45 PM onward, from Wednesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 17.

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Watermät announced as second instructor of Spinnin’ Academy Pro Masterclass series!

This makes FaderPro the perfect partner for Spinnin’ Records, whose ongoing efforts to educate and foster rising dance music talent includes the world famous Spinnin’ Talent Pool and the World’s Biggest Demo Drop. Beginning with nothing but a simple template, attendees will see Watermät do it all–from programming a foundational chord progression to a comprehensive look at the capabilities of automation, truly no stone is left unturned.Visit FaderPro to learn more about, or participate in Watermät’s Track from Scratch course. Follow us on socials Find more information here. In this exclusive one-on-one studio session, Watermät will spend nearly four hours shedding light on the entire creative process behind his recent single ‘Season’–from start to finish. FaderPro is a digital learning platform that’s dedicated to full length masterclasses with professional DJs and producers from around the world, offering step-by-step insight into the creation of hit tracks from start to finish. The Masterclass series is a collection of professional level courses that’ve been meticulously designed by Spinnin’s proven talent roster to give up-and-coming producers a leg up in their journeys to musical success. Spinnin’ Records continues its ongoing partnership with FaderPro, unveiling the second course in the Spinnin’ Academy Pro Masterclass series— hosted by none other than French standout, Watermät. Together, Spinnin’ Records and FaderPro aim to raise the bar of electronic music education, elevating attendees of the Spinnin’ Academy Pro Masterclasses to be ready for the world stage

The newest release in the Spinnin’ Academy Pro Masterclass links producers with the nuanced and expressive talents of Watermät, known by many for his meticulously produced single ‘Bullit’. “I hope my course will help producers to have more freedom and fun in their creative process, producing their music and defining their own sound.” – Watermät

Courses start at $39.99 with subscription packages available.

By EDM Nations – October 13, 2021 74 0