Thursday, January 22, 2015

camouflage chfm

South African born DJ/Producer Kimesh Desai aka Camouflage is an artist dedicated to the House Music cause since 1997. With over 15 years involvement, Camouflage has worked himself from the dance floors of Johannesburg, where he spent many weekends cultivating his love of House Music before acquiring some turntables and a mixer and  moving to London in 2003.  Once in London, after attending various parties, he finally began to land gigs at some of the top nightclubs in London, like Pacha and Ministry of Sound, finally landing a residency in Ibiza in 2007.

Starting up Chicago House Music FM (CHFM) in September 2008, Camouflage opened the first show, and after several weeks of continuous support and success, kicked off a second show after only 2 months.  Live from Scotland, London, Eastborne and Manchester, a whole new world began to unfold for Camouflage and CHFM.

Having very little music knowledge and armed with just that of being a DJ, he landed his first release in 2008 on Flexual Records (South Africa). He began to spend more time on the radio and focus on CHFM after that first release and has since released tracks on Guesthouse, Tango, Flapjack, Phobic, Deepfunk, Funkfield with full support from some of the biggest names in the industry.

Camouflage moved to the Florida next, giving even greater recognition to CHFM, which after only 3 short years in the USA, now hosts over 50 DJs from across the globe and over 100,000 listeners worldwide. CHFM now hosts shows in USA, UK, Europe and South Africa and is gaining a huge following by people looking to share their love of House Music.  CHFM has hosted a few events too, spreading the love at South by Southwest (SXSW), inter Music Conference (WMC) another points around the world.

CHFM Records have been putting out new talent releases as well as growing the scene in respect towards the ethics of House music.  Camouflage recently started a second label, Keep It Real House Music, which aims to grow the talent into positive and powerful producers to help make an impact for themselves and those around them.

Camouflage is all about House music. He has dedicated every second he has to growing and projecting the positive vibe of the music, the self awareness and growth potential it has when you believe in it. Camouflage believes that House Music and Chicago House Music FM (CHFM) is not about a specific lifestyle or trend but rather a way of life to actively shape your lifestyle to be the best you can be at it.  Recently.

CHFM just released a track for free download, Camouflage featuring Mary J, "Be With You." on Soundcloud.  Have a listen...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

texas euphoria

Euphoria Music and Camping Festival just announced phase 1 of a lineup loaded with electronic/rock heavy-hitters for its 2015 music experience.

Austin-based Ghostland Observatory will break from their hiatus for their first live appearance in a while, along side Pretty Lights, the dance duo Adventure Club, electro-fusion pioneers Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) and the genre-elusive Thievery Corporation.

Other acts include Archnemesis, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Break Science, Emancipator Ensemble, Eminence Ensemble, Festiva, Focal Point, The Geek X VRV, Govinda, Grandtheft, Greenhouse Lounge, Herobust, Kap Slap, Khris Royal’s Dark Matter, Kill Them With Colour, Late Night Radio, The Malah, Manic Focus, Modern Measure, Paper Diamond, Sunsquabi, SuperVision, Vibe Street, The Werks, and Zoogma.

Euphoria Music and Camping Festival is held just minutes from downtown Austin on the banks of the Colorado River at the Carson Creek Ranch.  Formally known as the MacArthur-Sneed Ranch, it was established as a Spanish land grant in 1851 and is one of the oldest existing ranches in Texas. The ranch consists of two 20 acre pastures, separated by Carson Creek, on the banks of the Colorado River, with another smaller 15 acre pasture where we currently raise cattle and horses.  The main 20 acre pasture includes a 30×40 covered pavilion and has a beautiful grove of pecan trees along the banks of the Colorado River, where a natural amphitheater is set into the banks overlooking the Colorado.

The fest, which prides itself on delivering a "boutique experience," will introduce new elements to the experience this year. Festival loyalists can expect the same picturesque camping and high-profile headliners, but improved dance tents, interactive experiential installations, and morning yoga.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

no way out vicetone

Vicetone, one of dance music’s most technically skilled production teams, enters 2015 with their latest single “No Way Out” featuring American singer/songwriter Kat Nestel. Held to the utmost quality, the duo delivers “No Way Out” with their distinctive harmonic and melody-driven sound. With dazzling peaks, California native Kat Nestel’s sunny vocals soar as Vicetone’s piano-led melody reverberates through your soul. “No Way Out” is currently supported by the likes of Avicii, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, TiĆ«sto and many more top DJs.

“Working with Kat and Clarence Coffee (co-writer) was an absolute joy and pleasure. They have a lot of synergy together and it's amazing to work with such talented musicians. It was one of the first writing sessions we did in Los Angeles and a very memorable one for sure - we're very happy with how the track turned out and can't for our fans to hear it!,” Vicetone says.

Already considered a “must-hear” act by major players within the industry, Vicetone have graced the stages of some of the world’s most internationally renowned clubs and festivals including TomorrowWorld, Ultra Music Festival, and Electric Zoo. Today marks another incredible milestone for the guys who announce their residency at Las Vegas hotspot, the recently renovated Drais Nightclub. Vicetone’s first performance will take place on Saturday, February 21st.

“We're delighted to have signed our residency at Drais Vegas. We have loved it every time we played there and the vibe of the club is spectacular. We're happy to be part of the talented lineup this year and can't wait to play our first show,” Vicetone adds.

2014 was a breakout year for Vicetone; rising through the ranks of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll (coming in at #36), racking up five HypeM #1’s, performing on multiple tours all over the world including a six-week sold out North American tour, and playing internationally renowned clubs and festivals such as TomorrowWorld, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo. Musically, Vicetone dropped the #1 Beatport smash “Let Me Feel,” Top 10 (prog house) stormer “United We Dance” (the official Ultra Music Festival Anthem) and “What I've Waited For (Ft. D. Brown)” . Having grown exponentially in such a short period of time, this is just the beginning of an incredible year.