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This fall, Ellie visited the legendary Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, CA to record a special intimate live session. The 6 song set includes stripped back and acoustic versions of your favorite Ellie tracks, many recorded in a single take.
SETTLE NAMED BEST DANCE RECORD OF THE YEAR BY SPIN
DUO READY REMIX ALBUM FOR DECEMBER 17TH
UK dance duo Disclosure have capped an incredible year with their debut album, Settle, being nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at this year's Grammy awards. The group, made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, are one of most lauded groups of the year, being named one of 2013's Most Blogged Band by Hype Machine and garnering praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR and scores of others. Settle, out on PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope, has made its way onto many year-end, best of lists, including being named Best Dance Record of the year by SPIN. Singles "White Noise" and "When A Fire Starts to Burn" were also included in Rolling Stone's Best Tracks of 2013 at #63 and #5 respectively. "When a Fire Starts To Burn" is Entertainment Weekly's #10 Best Single of the Year as well. Disclosure have had a busy touring schedule with sold out runs across the US that included a headlining set at Coachella, as well as well received sets at Lollapalooza, HARD LA and Red Rocks, Osheaga and a sold out show at Central Park Summer Stage. 2014 is already shaping up to be even bigger, starting with a winter jaunt that has three sold out nights at New York's famed Terminal 5 in January. On December 17th Disclosure will also release a remix album which will include remixes from Kaytranada, SOHN, DJ Premier and Larry Heard.
"Brilliant..The most confident debut from any genre in recent memory."-PITCHFORK
"Packed with wall to wall hits…if anyone's in the zone right…
(London) - Röyksopp and Robyn have announced their plans for a joint tour during the summer of 2014. The “Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again Tour 2014” will head across Europe, North America and points beyond, stopping at carefully selected venues around the world.
Robyn and Röyksopp have a long history of working and performing together. They collaborated on 2009’s “The Girl and The Robot,” (from Röyksopp’s album Junior) and again on 2010’s “None of Dem” (from Robyn’s album Body Talk). They have also played live together several times, notably at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 2011, and most recently, Robyn joined Röyksopp onstage in Trondheim, Norway. Röyksopp and Robyn are currently working together in the studio. Last week, Röyksopp’s #1 Norwegian hit “Running To The Sea” was voted 2013’s “Hit of the Year” by the listeners of radio station P3 Guld in Norway. The single is now available worldwide.
Says Robyn, “Playing this music live with Svein and Torbjørn is going to be wildly fun!” Add Svein and Torbjørn from Röyksopp, “We look forward to basking in the warm glow that is Robyn’s presence. We predict one helluva ride.” The first festivals and dates will be announced this week. For more information head to www.doitaga.in, www.robyn.com and www.royksopp.com.
Congratulations to Disclosure on their Grammy Nomination for their debut album 'Settle' in the Best Dance/Electronica Album, to Matthew Koma for his co-writing efforts on 'Clarity' by Zedd ft Foxes being nominated for Best Dance Recording and to producer Jeff Bhasker for his work on Bruno Mars "Locked out of Heaven", Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Taylor Swift's "Red", Album of the Year and Pink ft. Nate Ruess "Just Give Me A Reason" for Song of the Year. The full list of nominations can be seen below.
Settle, Best Dance/Electronica Album
Matthew Koma (As Co-Writer)
Zedd ft. Foxes - Clarity, Best Dance Recording
Jeff Bhasker (As Producer)
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven, Record of The Year, Song of The Year
Taylor Swift - Red, Album of the Year
Pink ft. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason, Song of The Year
The best song to bubble up from the EDM underground in 2013 was a tech-house blast that kicks your a** in the club at night, and kicks your a** out of bed the next morning. And that titular hook – a fragment of motivational speaker Eric Thomas – was pure sampling genius.