Chapter XII – Rainbow Venues Festival Birmingham: Final tickets on sale!

This Saturday (March 26th) Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues will celebrate its 12th birthday with its biggest ever show.

With 12 hours of techno and house across 7 stages, Chapter XII will mark the occasion in style.

The lineup is as follows:

Art Department
Dubfire – Hyrbrid Live
Guy Gerber
Jamie Jones
Joseph Capriati
Loco Dice
Maya Jane Coles
Nic Fanciulli
Richie Hawtin
Sasha
Pan-Pot

Adam Shelton
Alan Fitpatrick
Argy
Crazy P
Dense & Pika
Enzo Siragusa
Futureboogie
George Fitzgerald
Infinity Ink
Mak & Pasteman
Mele
Mella Dee
NYTA
Nick Curly
Patrick Topping
Preditah
Redlight
Russ Yallop
wAFF

 

 

Last entry will be at 4pm.

Final release tickets are on sale now, priced at £40 from https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?785911

Unorthodox Music Huge Summer Selection


Our selection of tracks to kick-start the summer in style. These tunes are guaranteed to get you in the summer spirit, whether you’re partying poolside, chilling in the sun or cruising with the top down. This list contains music from almost every genre, there is something for everyone, yet it still provides a summer vibe throughout. At the time of posting, the list is made up of just over 3 hours of music but it will continue to grow until the end of summer! With a heatwave coming over the next couple of weeks you’re going to need this.

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Tomorrowland festival comes to the UK!

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Okay so that is not totally true, what we mean is that SFX Entertainment in partnership with Corona and Beatport are creating a new beach festival in Weston Super Mare called ‘Corona Sunsets’. It’s part of a series of festivals also taking place on beaches around the world in countries such as Spain, Mexico and Canada. It’s set to take place on Saturday 5th July 2014 on the very beach pictured above. The event is being worked on by the same creative team as Tomorrowland.

With artists such as Disclosure, Annie Mac, Eats Everything, MK, B.Traits and Kidnap Kid on the lineup, this is definitely one to take seriously.

“We’re thrilled to create this new beach concept”, said Chris Stephenson, Chief Marketing Officer at SFX Entertainment. “At any moment of the day, SunSets has its own special charm. We use Mother Nature’s own magnificent fireball as a natural backdrop for the pivotal moment of the event – the sunset.

“As shadows grow longer and the sun lights up the evening sky, the music gradually shifts from deep melodic, easy tunes to a more up-tempo beat. Each festival will host a maximum of 5,000 – 8,000 festival-goers.

“Finally, as we watch a star rise, we’ll celebrate the achievement by restoring the pristine nature of our beaches around the world, protecting them for future generations.

“Through a partnership with the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) – a leading environmental NGO, and their global Blue Flag Initiative, Corona SunRise – Save the Beach will catalyze local communities to advocacy and action. With every beach adopted and restored, we’ll recognize the shared effort through access to SunSets Festivals.”

The first set of early bird tickets for Corona Sunsets are currently available at £20pp, however we are told they are very limited. You can Buy them here.

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Unorthodox Music @ Ibiza Rocks The Snow

Back in December we here at Unorthodox Music went on a little trip over to the French alps for Ibiza Rocks the Snow’s launch week. This feature is going to detail what we got up to and give you a little bit more information about what goes on both on and off the slopes in Meribel and the surrounding areas.

On hearing about Ibiza Rocks expanding to the alps, we knew it was something we wanted to be a part of. For those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to visit either Ibiza or Mallorca Rocks in the past, they are fantastic venues / hotels who consistently book amazing talent from around the world to play on their stages. Couple that with a great holiday and the best weather you can imagine and you are probably somewhere near. Anyway, back to the alps.

On arriving at our hotel, it was around 1am local time, the staff offered to bring us dinner to our hotel room despite the time. It was a pretty good way to make a first impression. The view from our balcony the next morning wasn’t bad either!

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We stayed in Hotel Le Mottaret, it’s all inclusive and you can ski to the front door making it very accessible to and from the slopes. There is a hot tub and during the Ibiza rocks weeks, normally a DJ playing the terrace every day. It’s the perfect place to relax in the sun after you have been out on the slopes or when you are getting ready to go out.

The first night, it was the RailJam in Meribel Centre. We hooked up with Kevin Backstrom  & Tor Lundstrom pictured below. (They’re kind of a big deal in the snowboarding world)

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After the RailJam, we cought Doorly and NicolaBear’s sets in O’Sullivans, a club in a cave in Meribel. It was an honor to meet the legend that is Doorly and amazing to get to know the Bear.

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The schedule for IRtS is jam packed to bring you as much music as possible, there are sets from multiple Djs and performances from bands every night and some venues such as Le Rond Point which is situated on the side of a slope, offer daytime Dj sets to keep you entertained. Underneath: K1R3Y spins some tunes on the terrace.

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In the evening we had the pleasure of seeing Kissy Sell Out perform a set, he has a huge amount of talent and we recommend you see him live if you have the chance

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It’s worth checking him out on Soundcloud, his mix from control at Avalon is similar and pretty amazing.

We did actually manage to get some skiing done during the week too, in-between the countless parties and sets. Unfortunately the only picture I’m going to give you is of this cable car, Pretty… isn’t it?

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Check out these two posers @NicolaBear and @Ste-V-Something, both amazing people and equally talented DJs.

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Ibiza definitely Rocks.

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It’s worth pointing out, that musically there really is something for everyone, it’s not all Djs. There is a wide range of local and international talent put on throughout the week. Bands such as The Elements, Lucius Brave and Clean Bandit all took to the stage.

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We had a great time during our stay with Ibiza Rocks in Meribel, there was a good selection of acts to keep everyone entertained and the vibe seems to have carried over from the other warmer locations that Rocks attendees are used to. We met some amazing people and would like to thank the following people for making it possible and also for making us so welcome. We have interviews from the Rocks Residents still to come so stay tuned for those!

Special Thanks to;

Lisa FaichneyStephen Guy
Ryan HughesNicola Bear
Jordan HallpikePatrick Nazemi
Toby BurrowsMartin Doorly
Daniel Kirby

If you would like more information on attending Ibiza Rocks the Snow, head over to the website at www.ibizarocksthesnow.com

Raz Simone “Don’t Shine”

After a relatively long time away from the music scene, Raz Simone returned yesterday with a video explaining his absence and that today (January 15th) he would start to reveal why he had been so quiet. Now that it is the 15th he has dropped his newest song complete with visuals. While the song may not appeal to everyone as it’s relevant to Raz and his life, I like the switch from singing to rapping and real lyrics. The visual is also slightly different from his previous videos which are also definitely worth a watch. Raz is one of my favourite upcoming artists and we expect 2014 to be a big year for him!

I’m excited to hear more from Raz and his upcoming much delayed project “Cognitive Dissonace

Unorthodox Music Presents : The Ibiza Rocks The Snow Playlist

As some of you may know, we spent a week in December out in the French alps with Ibiza Rocks for the first installment of Ibiza Rocks The Snow. This is the first of many features from the trip. We are proud to present this playlist, a collection of 25 tracks picked by the resident Djs themselves. It’s guaranteed to get you ready to rock the snow!

Tracklist:

Ste-V-Something
1. 1. Eminem Kendrick Lamar- Love Game
2. 2. Danny Brown- Grown Up
3. 3. Nhan Solo- Tell You
4. 4. Sky Level 05- Picture Tomorrow
5. 5. Keni- Edit Murphy

Bear…
1. Koreless- MTI (TWRK Rx)
2. Busta Rhymes- Thank you
3. Kelela-Cut 4 u
4. Mapei- Don’t wait (kingdom remix)
5. Arcade –Reflektor

Patrick Nazemi
1. Kanye West – Black Slaves (DJ Snake remix)
2. Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher
3. Danny Byrd feat. Roni Size – Grit
4. Busta Rhymes – Thank You
5. Merk & Kremont – Zunami

K1R3Y
1. .Zinc – Golden Funk
2. DEVolution – Admire
3. Lxury – J.A.W.S
4. Celsius – Incoming
5. Badinga – Twrk

Unorthodox Picks
1. Breach Jack – DECiBEL Bootleg
2. Jaded (Original Mix) – Toyboy & Robin
3. Bassline – GotSome feat. Get Along Gang
4. Flex – Dizzee Rascal
5. Rather Be – Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne
6. Ninetoes – Finder (Original)

For more information on Ibiza Rocks the Snow or to book your place –

Check out the website here – Ibiza Rocks The Snow

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Exclusive Supported Act Announcement : TheFatRat (Inc Interview)

The latest addition to the Unorthodox family, TheFatRat, a very talented producer originating from Germany. We have been following him since he started and have watched him as he has grown into the rat he is today. We asked him a few questions to help you all to get to know him! The track found above is his latest Christmas Mixtape ensuring the holy night is not too silent. Also included is is remix of Icona Pop – All Night which is instantly recognisable by his funky, glitch-disco, electro-house, infectious sound.

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Q1) How did the come to the name TheFatRat?

A) That name comes from my nickname in school. I was just called “the rat” there. Then people started giving the rat attributes like “the mean rat” and such. When I started playing online games, I used TheFatRat the first time. BTW, that was around the year 2000, so it was definitely not inspired by Deadmau5.

We believe you! Besides, the rat is surely mightier than the mouse. 

Q2) When did you start producing/ Djing?

A) Producing looong before Djing. I started in 2002. But as you can see, it took me a long time to get to a point were I somewhat like what I produce. About DJing: I don’t even really consider myself as a DJ. I know some real DJ’s with 1210 turntables and I would never compare myself to these guys. Most “DJ’s” today are electronic music artists in my opinion. I started that in 2012.

Q3) What would you say your major influences are?

A) Definitely Skrillex. I know, I know. He is totally not hipster because 12 year old kids listen to him. But he is such an amazing producer. Especially his early work is inspiring for me. Mad Cats are also one of my favorites.

Q4) Which other Artists or Djs inspire you?

A) Often music styles that have nothing to do with electronic music. I love Queen! But also Beethoven and Jason Mraz.

Q5) Whats next for TheFatRat?

A) Right now I’m finally getting back to focus on production again. I’ll do more bootleg remixes and free music. It’s cool to do work for record labels, but it makes things so much more complicated.

We look forward to more of your bootlegs and music, we can’t get enough of your individual disco glitchy sound.

Q6) If you could pick to work with one Artist or Producer who would it be?

A) Hummm. I’m usually not much of a coop-guy to be honest. But if you’d get me Freddie Mercury back from heaven into my studio, I’d definitely not say no.

We will try our best! I know we work magic but that may be a little too magic!

Q7) What advice would you give to someone just starting out?

A) I’m really bad in giving advice because in my humble opinion everybody has to find his or hers own way. What might be right for one person might be totally wrong for the next. Just do what you love to do.

Q8) Do you have plans to come to the UK?

A) I hope! I’ve been to the UK a few times. Not for playing shows though. The people are great and have the best sense of humor. So I hope I’ll get there soon.

Well hopefully we will change that in the future, we would love to have you for a show! We look forward to seeing you here!

Q9) Which single track is your favorite / never fails to impress?

A) Queen – Somebody to love

Q10) What would we find in your refrigerator if we looked right now?

A) Haha! Healthy food to be honest. And some mulled wine for Christmas time.

So there you have it, a disco glitch rat who drinks mulled wine! We are proud to have TheFatRat as one of our supported acts, you will of course hear more from us and the rat in the future. Below are a couple of our other favorite remixes by TFR himself.

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