Flight Facilities Drop Remix Pack for ‘Lights Up’ and Announce USA Tour with RÜFÜS DU SOL

Flight Facilities Drop Remix Pack for ‘Lights Up’ and Announce USA Tour with RÜFÜS DU SOL

Australian producer duo and live act Flight Facilities return with a loaded remix package of their two most recent releases, ‘The Ghost’ and ‘Lights Up ft. Channel Tres’. The remix package sees five unique voices from the global electronic music scene put their own spins on the originals.

An industry driving force since 2010, Flight Facilities has thrilled their fans by ramping up new releases this year. Their first single of the year ‘Lights Up,’ featured West Coast selector Channel Tres, and sits at over two million cumulative streams and climbing. The ‘Lights Up’ remix package sees the track get a makeover from three international tastemakers. 

The Ghost’ is another reminder of Flight Facilities’ ability to effortlessly pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres while still making it recognizable as their own. The darker, heavily synthesized record lends itself to grittier reworks, released July 9, allowing Gerd Janson, Running Back label boss and one of Germany’s best and most versatile producers; and ABSOLUTE., a formidable name from the queer club scene that stepped out of the London underground in the past few years, to add their signature touches. 

Gerd Janson’s seven minute rendition of ‘The Ghost’ sees him jack up the tempo as he transforms the track into a club-ready groove that demonstrates his widely-known mixing expertise, while ABSOLUTE. makes ‘The Ghost’ his own as he incorporates breaks with prominent 303 bass lines, transporting us back to the early days of the UK rave scene.

Three forthcoming sold out performances alongside RÜFÜS DU SOL at Los Angeles’ Banc of California this November plus a slew of US tour dates with the trio keep fans guessing whether they’ll be graced with more new Flight Facilities hits in 2021. Luckily, the abundant remix package acts as a welcomed indicator of the caliber and tone of music they may be able to expect as Flight Facilities return to the international stage.

‘The Ghost’ remixes are available on the usual spots here, ‘Lights Up ft. Channel Tres’ remixes available here

RÜFÜS DU SOL with Flight Facilities 2021 North American Fall Tour Dates:

Thu Nov 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

Sat Nov 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Thu Nov 18 – Houston, TX – 401 Franklin Street 

Sat Nov 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Arnold & Lane Jump on DIRTYBIRD with ‘Dinky Whale’

Arnold & Lane Jump on DIRTYBIRD with ‘Dinky Whale’

Today, Arnold & Lane take their relationship with DIRTYBIRD to the next step with their first full EP on the label, ‘Dinky Whale.’ The two-tracker follows up the duo’s debut via the 2020 ‘Couchout Compilation,’ as well as various live stream appearances on DIRTYBIRD TV.

‘Dinky Whale’ encapsulates the buoyant, tech-fueled sound that the flock has come to love in recent years, beginning with a title track whose off-kilter sound effects, deepened vocals, and zippy bassline bounce around the ears. With an explosive post-breakdown section, “Dinky Whale” was designed for dancefloor destruction. “That’s House Music” starts off with a trip to nostalgia via its central vocal clip, building itself into a grooving composition with a hefty low-end and hypnotic synthwork.

Arnold & Lane met and bonded over their mutual love of all things bass and house, eventually fine tuning their sound into the club friendly blend of genres they’re known for today. Outside their ties to DIRTYBIRD—which also includes a slot in the upcoming CampINN event from May 14-17—the duo have become regulars in AC Slater’s Night Bass fold, and have additionally signed records to the likes of Box of Cats and Dumb Fat. Expect to see them continuing to make waves on the event circuit as the world continues its transition back to normalcy.

Paraleven Makes Next Big Label Debut on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue

Paraleven Makes Next Big Label Debut on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue

RÜFÜS DU SOL have built their imprint Rose Avenue around one core principle: to shine the light on artists who push the envelope of dance music’s emotive shades. Today they welcome rising talent Paraleven into their fold with a spacey single, “Lucid,” infused with the vocals of Nathan Ball.

In true Paraleven fashion, “Lucid” tugs at the heartstrings with dulcet harmonics. Subdued synths, stringed pads, and a warm bassline interlock with one another to create maximum emotional impact while serving as a complementary foundation for Nathan Ball’s breathy vocal work and touching lyrics. Underpinning it all is a distinctive percussion section, making “Lucid” equally appealing for dancefloor and at-home listening.

“Nathan was a pleasure to work with. I am a huge fan of all of his work and to have this record come to life with his vocals was a real treat for me. This song was written with an abstract “late night” feel, focusing on loneliness – and thoughts that run through one’s head in solitude. The beauty of this song lies in the back and forth of vocal focus and synth driven sections – without being heavily reliant on one or the other to drive the track. My favorite line is “If there was another place to hide from the world today, would you follow me there” – something I feel we can all relate to at one point or another.” — Paraleven

Paraleven has racked up well over a decade of production experience. As a solo act, Paraleven found his calling in the progressive house arena, where he was promptly picked up by Lane 8, signed to This Never Happened, and tapped as main support for the icon’s namesake sold out label tour. It wouldn’t be long before RÜFÜS DU SOL noticed his knack for arrangement, thus beginning what’s shaping up to be a long and fruitful relationship between the two acts.

“When Paraleven sent over the track I was immediately transported to that late night feeling, a melancholic solitude of sorts. I wanted to replicate that feeling in the lyrics and the melody, so they explore the desire to escape the monotony of everyday life with the only person you’d want to be there with you”—Nathan Bell

With arrival on Rose Avenue, Paraleven joins a robust slate of talent which includes the likes of Cassian, Township Rebellion, Colyn and Lastlings. Be sure to keep watch on the label as it prepares to unveil its ambitious latter half of 2021.

Monolink Unveils New Single from Upcoming LP: “The Prey”

Monolink Unveils New Single from Upcoming LP: “The Prey”

Riding a remarkable wave of success off the back of his two huge singles from 2020 (‘Sinner’ and ‘Otherside’) Monolink now looks to emulate this endeavor into 2021, with the release of his next mesmerizing offering, ‘The Prey’. Out today on Embassy One, Ultra Records and Sweat It Out, ‘The Prey’ is the third stunning single to be taken from the celebrated German producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist upcoming sophomore studio album, and one which sees him explore an increasingly despondent and melancholic timbre to its two predecessors.

With a forced hiatus in international touring casting a shadow over the majority of 2020, Monolink has been channelling his boundless creativity by dedicating an unprecedented amount of time into doing what he enjoys most – writing music. Transporting listeners into his own reflective dimension of sonic exploration, Monolink’s beautiful harmonies are tempered by chugging down-tempo beats and warped analog synthesizers, with his unmistakable top-line and trademark lyrics of human iniquity forming the backbone of the narrative.

The Prey is a story of seduction, of using each other. It’s a story of projection, of only seeing yourself in the other. It’s a story of realization, of waking up from a dream.”


Released in 2018, Monolink’s debut album, Amniotic, has collected over 100 million combined streams to date. The project was largely supported through remixes from the titans of the modern house and techno scenes such as Patrice Bäumel, Tale Of Us, Rodriguez Jr, Ben Bohmer, Artbat, Adam Beyer and Nicole Moudaber. These remixes all went on to achieve Beatport Top 10 placings, with Artbat’s remix of ‘Return to Oz’ reaching a staggering 43 million combined streams. 

Monolink has brought his captivating live performance to notable venues and festivals around the world, including Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, III Points, Tomorrowland, Osheaga, Melt, Montreux Jazz, and is confirmed to perform at Coachella 2021. His first headlining tour across Germany and Switzerland in 2018 was so popular that four additional dates were added to accommodate demand, as he went on to sell out three shows in Berlin’s Säälchen venue, selling over 6000 tickets in just eight weeks. 

Rooted in a guitar-focused musical background, Monolink – AKA Steffen Linck, has managed to remain one of the most dynamic melodic techno selectors on the scene, tastefully straddling the fence of electronic producer and live singer-songwriter and incorporating the beat and groove of electronic music into his compositions, creating the ultimate examples of melodic dance music. 

‘The Prey’ is available to stream now on Embassy One Records

Colyn’s ‘Bridges In The Sky’ is Melodic Mastery

Colyn’s ‘Bridges In The Sky’ is Melodic Mastery

Melodic savant Colyn has been tapped once again by RÜFÜS DU SOL to forge his next introspective body of work for their now globally renowned Rose Avenue. The resulting ‘Bridges In The Sky’—a polished, double-sided composition—arrives today, serving as an idyllic opener to 2021 for the Dutch producer.

‘Bridges In The Sky’ exudes a sense of tenderness and cohesion. Its eponymous A-side features subdued, emotive analog chords that float over subtle licks of percussion. Colyn’s brother and frequent collaborator, Maurijts Colijn ties everything together, providing breathy vocals to complement the instrumentation, adding buoyancy to the finished product. “Caroussel” picks up where “Bridges In The Sky” left off, opening with a similar rhythm in its synths. Though more dynamically pronounced than its predecessor, the EP closer is softened by its piano accents and ethereal breakdown.

“‘Bridges In The Sky’ represents a hopeful look into the future. It has obviously been a really difficult year for all of us and with Bridges In The Sky I wanted to tell a story of opportunity, the story of recovery, and looking up. I am really happy with how the airy vocals and the emotional, yet uplifting synths, have come together. ‘Caroussel’ is a bit more of a deeper cut that slowly transforms from a more timid groove, towards a more melodic euphoric journey. Definitely a track that has been working well for me during the few opportunities I have had to play my music live in the last year. I think Rose Avenue is the perfect home for these two tracks, as they fit their philosophy and I love to work with their amazing team. So definitely a shout out to the boys from RÜFÜS DU SOL and the team that’s working on all things Rose Avenue.”


With a decade of experience under his belt, Colyn is poised to take on a leading mantle in the melodic space. He enjoys constant support from an array of industry bellwethers, including Joris Voorn, Solomun, Artbat, Bedouin, Adriatique, Lane 8 and of course, Tale of Us—who fueled his break with constant play in their sets before signing him onto Afterlife for several releases. His distinctive live performances have landed him gigs at top venues spanning from São Paulo to Belgium for his first Tomorrowland set.

Colyn’s ear for forward-thinking electronic music caught the attention of RÜFÜS DU SOL in 2020, who promptly brought him into Rose Avenue family for his lauded ‘Concepts Of Love’ EP. His dedication to pushing the envelope in the melodic space that he sits in aligns with the label’s ethos, mirrored in fellow signees Township Rebellion, Cassian, and Yotto, to name a few. ‘Bridges In The Sky’ is yet another bold chapter of the collective’s ever-evolving story, setting the tone for a strong 2021.

Colyn’s ear for forward-thinking electronic music caught the attention of RÜFÜS DU SOL in 2020, who promptly brought him into Rose Avenue family for his lauded ‘Concepts Of Love’ EP. His dedication to pushing the envelope in the melodic space that he sits in aligns with the label’s ethos, mirrored in fellow signees Township Rebellion, Cassian, and Yotto, to name a few. ‘Bridges In The Sky’ is yet another bold chapter of the collective’s ever-evolving story, setting the tone for a strong 2021.

Steve Darko Announces Debut LP on DIRTYBIRD with a Double-Sided ‘Descending’

Steve Darko Announces Debut LP on DIRTYBIRD with a Double-Sided ‘Descending’

Today, Steve Darko has announced his debut artist album,‘Midnight Swim’ with the double-sided ‘Descending’ single—out now on DIRTYBIRD. The full length effort features fourteen tracks, each building upon the ingenuity and cutting edge sound design that attracted the label to the budding talent just a few years ago.

Darko’s journey to defy expectation begins immediately in both singles out today, “Descending” and “Red.” The former stirs tension with its high reaching pitch before “Descending” into a menacing hook marked with heavy percussion. It fits easily into the darkest depths of the producer’s catalog, a welcomed departure from the producer to watch. Meanwhile, “Red” pays homage to the halcyon days of acid house while maintaining a modernized arrangement. Rising Floridian star and fellow DIRTYBIRD mentee Nala added a futuristic touch to the finished product with her vocal talents. These sonics stand in direct contrast to “Descending,” pointing to just how dynamic and multifaceted a record ‘Midnight Swim’ will be.

The album is not just a platform for sonic exploration to Steve Darko—it’s ultimately a tale of balance in life, of dark and light. Even its title captures those moments of levity amid a pitch black backdrop. Written largely during a time of global uncertainty and forced lockdowns, ‘Midnight Swim’ in itself was a way for Darko to find his own freedom and catharsis despite grim surrounding circumstances. The project is a manifestation of balance in his personal life; though his work as a full time developer with music production software leader iZotope brings him fulfillment, he holds an equal passion in creating and playing out his art to the world. ‘Midnight Swim’ was thus an exercise in perseverance, and of reconciling these two driving forces.

The album also speaks to the power of collaboration, an art Darko has always embraced as an artist. He employs a multitude of guest artists for the affair, including Claude VonStroke, VNSSA, Rachel Alix, and of course, Nala, to name a few. Nearly half of the LP contains guest writers, which work to push Darko further outside his comfort zone. Each collaborator played a unique role in bringing his vision to fruition, helping to shape the eclectic and wide reaching nature of the record.

DIRTYBIRD’s core ethos has always been about pushing innovative music from the brightest stars of tomorrow—an ethos the brand has reinvigorated heavily in recent years. In providing Steve Darko full support to create the album he envisioned for himself, the resulting patchwork of genres, styles, and instrumentation drives in their staunch commitment to this philosophy. In return, ‘Midnight Swim’ is Darko’s way of pushing both himself and his label family into the next chapter.

Day Zero 2020 reveals star-studded lineup ft. Dubfire, Ellen Allien, &Me, Black Coffee + More

Day Zero 2020 reveals star-studded lineup ft. Dubfire, Ellen Allien, &Me, Black Coffee + More

After a scorching success at the rugged natural fortress of Masada in September, Day Zero will return to the mystic jungle of Tulum on January 10. Nestled in lush flora and fauna and beneath a star-spangled sky, the event will embark on an eighteen-hour musical voyage featuring some of the world’s most exhilarating selectors and live acts. 

Several powerhouses will be making their Day Zero debuts, including GRAMMY-winning Dubfire, Berlin heroine Ellen Allien, Keinemusik’s &Me, house and techno legend Luciano, minimal giant Priko and eclectic duo Concret. 

It’s a reunion for the Crosstown Rebels family, as the bill features Art Department, Bedouin, Francesca Lombardo, Serge Devant, Tibi Dabo and Yulia Niko. Fellow Crosstown member Ae:there will be providing a portion of the live music, while local legend and sitar maestro Sidartha Siliceo will return with his futuristic rendition on classical northern Indian sounds. 

Returning to the series are dynamic duo Audiofly and Black Coffee, along with the mastermind of the event himself, Damian Lazarus. 

Since its inception on the final day of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Day Zero has celebrated the rebirth of ancient tradition with forward-thinking electronic music. The event invites you to an experience reminiscent of Burning Man, as the event empowers sustainable practices, commitment to human connection and cultural connectivity. 

The enchanting environment thrives off a ritualistic energy and bond with the local community, creating a total immersion of the senses. Tickets are on sale now via Resident Advisor.

DIRTYBIRD Drops Full Lineup for 2019 BBQ Tour

DIRTYBIRD Drops Full Lineup for 2019 BBQ Tour

Your favorite summer camp is quickly approaching, and the DIRTYBIRD team is hard at work getting those beers cold, the steaks marinated, and the lineups dropped.

The 2019 BBQ series will see five cities this year, and Claude VonStroke, label boss and camp host extraordinaire, is bringing along some of his most talented friends for some fun under the sun. Brothers Justin Martin and Christian Martin will be in attendance for three shows, both kicking off the May 4th event in the Bay Area. Justin is set to appear in LA and Brooklyn, and Christian in Denver and Austin. J. Phlip will grace us in San Francisco, Denver, and Brooklyn, and VNSSA, Steve Darko, and Ardalan will help serve up some sizzling beats for two of the stops as well. Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Walker & Royce, and Will Clarke and just some of the other artists along to make it the most epic summer camp you’ve ever been to.

Will Clarke is cooking up something particularly special for the Brooklyn show, as you can win flights, a pair of tickets, special DIRTYBIRD merch, and signed vinyls of his latest single, “Feeling Good,” by entering HERE. Oh, and you get to hangout with the bearded legend for a little one-on-one time, too. Check out the full lineups below!!

Full 2019 BBQ Tour Lineups

Bay Area (May 4th – Alameda County Fairgrounds): Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan

Los Angeles (May 5th – LA Exposition Park): Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Wyatt Marshall vs Lubelski, + SPECIAL GUEST

Austin (June 1st – Carson Creek Ranch): Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, Ardalan, Steve Darko b2b VNSSA, + SPECIAL GUEST

Denver (June 8th, Fillmore Outdoors) – City Vote Winner*: Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, J. Phlip, ZDS, VNSSA, + SPECIAL GUEST

Brooklyn (June 16th, Brooklyn Mirage): Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Gene Farris, Will Clarke, J. Phlip, Joeski, Steve Darko b2b Codes


Matt Lange and Deniz Reno join up for ethereal, ‘The Space Between’

Matt Lange and Deniz Reno join up for ethereal, ‘The Space Between’

Grammy Nominated DJ and Producer Matte Lange’s eagerly awaited EP via deadmau5’s mau5trap is set to release March 13th. For those struggling to wait, the first single and title track “Space Between” (feat Deniz Reno) is now available as a taste of the project.

Fans expecting the mysterious glitchy post modular sounds Lange is known for, will find his new single sounds a bit different. Lange utilizes silkier more comprehensible sounds while sustaining a suspenseful soundscape. Deniz Reno compliments Matt Lange’s production offering a beautiful and ethereal pop sensibility that married elegantly with Matt’s blend of synths, machines, and cello.

Fans can expect the EP to echo the track, as Lange explores a sonic aesthetic that combines outboard and modular synths with acoustic instrumentation as well as features from two of his favorite Singers. In similar fashion, “Space Between” exemplifies such an electric ethereal experience that only Lange could conjure.


Teksupport Announces their Debut Festival, Gather, in the Mountains of New York

Teksupport Announces their Debut Festival, Gather, in the Mountains of New York

Teksupport has re-shaped the city’s nightlife since its 2014 foundation, discovering incredible raw and industrial spaces and transforming them for large scale one-off underground dance events with bespoke production. In the coming months alone they will host the likes of Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles, and Sven Väth, showcasing the strains of house and techno they are committed to championing. We imagine Gather is going to continue this trend.

“For the love of dance music, we come together in nature.” Teksupports mission will once again come to life in upstate New York in the Catskills on Memorial Day Weekend 2019. The festival’s massive lineup will be rolling out any day. Sure to be packed with powerful performances, the event will undoubtedly draw Dance Music fans from everywhere.

Fitting with Teksupports’ mission, Gather will offer an experience not only focusing on top-notch dance music but also immersion in the Catskills’ canopy of color. Though still shrouded in some secrecy, dance music fans can expect a magical musical moment to take place in a sprawling landscape draped in color, from May 25-26 in Monticello, NY.