When France’s most hotly tipped 18-year-old joined one of the finest English singers on offer, the outcome was never going to be mediocre. That is very much the theme for the resulting track from Madeon’s production prowess and Ellie Goulding’s unmistakably sweet voice. In a flutter of whirling sounds, ‘Stay Awake’ sees Madeon match Goulding’s vocals with a happy drum and bass formula to create something of an unexpected digression from their individual signature sounds.
Following it’s limited release on the Tesco edition of Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ album’, ‘Stay Awake’ is out today on Beatport.
When the 18-year-old Frenchman known as Madeon first gripped the world with a sample unit, 39 of his favourite songs and a 3 minute window on YouTube, the attention of now more than 17 million people would signal that Hugo Leclercq was doing something right. Armed with an updated collection of favourite tracks, Madeon is back at it with an inventive, new mixtape for Triple J’s popular Mix Up segment. In a mix of releases from across the Dance music spectrum, Leclercq continues to showcase his technological and creative take on mixing, blazing through close to 50 tracks within the confines of half an hour.
Madeon feat. Zak Waters – The City (Live Mix)
Madeon feat. Zak Waters – The City (The M Machine Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Deorro – Bounce
Carli – Look Up
Audien – Wayfarer
Jacques Lu Cont – In The Night
Zedd & Lucky Date feat. Ellie Goulding – Fall Into The Sky
Kill The Noise, Brillz & Minxx – Saturn
Alex Metric – Rave Weapon
Mikkas feat. Amba Shepherd – Finally (Botnek Remix)
His Majesty Andre – Hymn
Fire Flowerz – Polar
LBCK – Native
Alphabeat – DJ (Madeon Remix)
Gigamesh – Enjoy (Oliver Remix)
Russ Chimes – Turn Me Out
Loops Of Fury – Church Of Fury
Brodinski feat. Louisahhh! – Nobody Rules The Street
Autoerotique feat. Marissa Jack – Roll The Drums (Torro Torro Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner – Girl On Girl
Danny Howard – Apex
Cubic Zirconia – Darko (Tommy Trash Remix)
Zedd – Shotgun
TJR – Ode To Oi
Nervo & Hook N Sling – Reason (Sick Individuals Remix)
Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy
Justice – New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
Alex Metric – Prophecies
Para One – In The Night (Acapella)
Birdy Nam Nam – Going In
Black Tiger Sex Machine – Rhythm Mode (Charlie Darker Remix)
Madeon – Icarus
Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix Live)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Oliver – MYB
Justice – Genesis
Jewelz & Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush
Breakbot feat. Irfane – Baby I’m Yours
A-Trak & Oliver – Disco Nap (Acapella)
RESET! – Monique Autoerotique
Blende – Fake Love
Lemâitre – Sceptics (Live Mix)
Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War
Madeon feat. Nicholas Petricca – Finale
Madeon feat. Nicholas Petricca – Finale (Netsky Remix)
Having taken their forward-thinking sound to the charts and back for 2012, San Francisco’s The M Machine return onto the radar to make their Popcultur debut with their official remix of Madeon’s ‘The City‘. Leading with a somewhat refreshing take on modern Progressive House alongside the radio-friendly top line courtesy of LA based Funk/Pop hopeful Zak Waters, the American DJ and production outfit stamp out yet another solid release for 2012 to add a further studio trophy to their accumulating collection of contemporary club cuts.
Handing the show over to a very select and stellar few up-and-comers from both sides of the Atlantic, last night’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show saw Madeon, Otto Knows, Disclosure and Porter Robinson on hand with a four-part take-over.
In addition to discussing their steady rise to international acclaim, Madeon gives us some insight, Otto Knows chats with Burns for the first time and confirms that Alesso’s ‘Clash’ will be out next month, Disclosure turns back the clock with a couple of tracks from Fingers Inc and Joy Orbison, and Porter Robinson reveals some details regarding how his upcoming collaboration alongside Mat Zo came about.
Additionally, each was given the honor of picking their own Essential New Tune, resulting in that this week’s prestigious title fell in favor of Zedd, Alesso, Shadow Child and Mat Zo & Porter Robinson.
Madeon – Pop Culture
Madeon – Finale [Popcultur]
Lemaitre – Time To Realize [Lemaitre]
Russ Chimes – Back 2 You [Positiva]
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix) [Mixture]
MADEON’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Zedd – Stache [Interscope]
Otto Knows – Million Voices [Refune]
Buy Now – For Sale [Superstar]
Pryda – Rymd [Pryda]
Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix) [Columbia]
OTTO KNOWS’ ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Alesso – Clash [Refune]
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch [PMR]
Fingers Inc. – Bring Down The Walls [Trax]
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo [Hot Flush]
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix) [PMR]
DISCLOSURE’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Shadow Child – The Verdict Part 2 [Food]
Porter Robinson – Language [Ministry Of Sound]
Wolfgang Gartner – Fire Power [Kindergarten]
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share [National Anthem]
Neon Indian – Polish Girl [Arts & Crafts Mexico]
PORTER ROBINSON’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy [Anjunabeats]
ONE MORE TUNE!
Bondax – Baby I Got That [Just Us/Relentless]
By far the most impressive young contender to emerge from the European Dance explosion, French Electro connoisseur Madeon remains an unstoppable beacon of hope amid the crowded industry heyday. Fresh off the mark from his blistering second single ‘Finale’ for Popcultur, the junior mixmaster follows the theme of vocal gems with ‘The City’.
Strung with a firm topline courtesy of LA based Funk/Pop hopeful Zak Waters, this strong third outing fuses the uplifting qualities of Madeon’s fluid synth work with the radio-friendly character that has made his early-rising output so crucial to the modern industry. In a far less experimental vein than its predecessor, ‘The City’ looks sure to be one of the most defining moments to fall upon this early explosion of France’s next great chapter in the history books of Electronic music.
The extended mix will be released October 8 as part of a ‘The City’ EP, featuring a Netsky remix of ‘Finale’ and two unreleased mixes of ‘Icarus’.
Having captivated the industry with his technological take on mixing and a slew of airwave worthy cuts, 18-year-old French wunderkind Hugo Pierre Leclercq, better known to the world as Madeon, returns with a strong third release on his own Popcultur label.
Ahead of it’s worldwide radio premiere on Annie Mac’s prime-time BBC Radio 1 show tomorrow night, Madeon teams up with Los Angeles-based pop-funk singer Zak Waters to release the official video teaser for the follow-up to ‘Finale‘, entitled ‘The City’. A staple in his sets of late and told to be the favorite track he’s ever produced, Leclercq ups the ante for a signature blend of feel good vibes and eclectic lead work throughout.
‘The City’ is set to be released this month.
Update: As just premiered by Annie Mac, listen to an extended version of ‘The City’ below.
Amid a summer of opulent promise for the flowing European club scene, Stockholm’s Ambassadeur Nightclub will receive a clubworthy French kiss from hotly tipped youngster Madeon and Parisian peer Tristan Garner this Friday. Having captivated the industry with his technological take on mixing and a slew of airwave worthy cuts, the young Frenchman appears hot off the heels of his Swedish debut in Gothenburg on Thursday and just in time to flaunt latest genre-defying single ‘Finale’. Representing the signature grinding output of his own Xtra Life Records, Garner will bring his intricate mashups and intense mixing skills to the Stockholm nightclub for a high-calibre French take-over.
To commemorate the occasion, Beat My Day is offering an exclusive guest list for the show, giving Madeon and Tristan Garner fans a chance to catch their show at Ambassadeur free of charge. To enter, simply fill out the form below with your full name, age (18+ required) and e-mail.
Guest list spots will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and each successful applicant will receive entry for themselves +1 before 23:30. Doors open at 22:00.
Update: The list is now closed.
Within a year that has balanced visionary movements with blatant mediocrity for global Dance music, the young amalgamative master known as Madeon has strongly circled the prior. Between such landmark appearances at Milton Keynes alongside Swedish House Mafia and New York’s Electronic Daisy Carnival and his awe-inspiring mini mix for Annie Mac, Hugo Leclercq returns to his own Popcultur imprint with a strong follow-up to ‘Icarus’.
But for all the adrenaline that has surrounding the young producers work of late, a turn to the more down tempo realms does not do his industrious credit any harm. Uniting his stamp of melodic authenticity with the vocal talents of Nicholas Petricca to utilise this hefty surge of heavyset club fuel from outside of his comfort zone, the emotive yet well-rounded energy that pervades ‘Finale’ provides yet another dimension to an already meticulous force within European Dance music.
Update (10/8): Preview the Dillon Francis remix below. Released August 16 on Popcultur.
Words by Dan Carter
For some it was a day of unfathomable sadness. For others, it was a sign-off to the next chapter of a musical legacy that transcends the ranks of the great universal Dance explosion. But whatever the context taken for the ceasefire tour duties of the outfit known fervently as the Swedish House Mafia, the rock star sanctuary of Milton Keynes Bowl played host to the emotional last UK show of this taste making Swedish outfit. With endless speculation surrounding the ins and outs of their decision to stop touring, the star-studded line-up and 60,000-strong crowd made for yet another fine addition to the assorted landmarks conjured by the game saving trio amid their global House onslaught.
Handed the grueling task of kicking off such a formidable event, Axtone’s latest blue-eyed boys NO_ID four handedly set the tone for the unforgettable night. Fresh off the mark from their Ibiza debut alongside the Swede’s at Ushuaïa, the early rising crowds relished in such gems as the duos remix of ‘Leave A Light On’ alongside their own Tech infused hallmarks to persuasively win over their biggest UK crowd to date.
More accustomed to the aforementioned cosmic crowds than most, Fulham residing chart-to-club icon Example was a worthy addition to the otherwise House-rooted line-up of artists. From pop savvy chart-pleasers ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ to forthcoming cut ‘Whisper’ alongside AN21 & Max Vangeli, Example’s signature vocal stylings drew a considerable first swell of hysteria while casting a legitimate light of club appeal to the British heavyweight in the process.
But for all the energy of Example’s hour of live Electronic power, junior Electro advocate and devoutly tipped newcomer to the new age French throne Madeon was a force hypothesized to shine amid the mixed weather and emotional tides. Dealing in wave upon wave of heavyset Electro with a strong and eclectic backbone of nostalgic perseverance, not even a brief technical blunder could counter the positive noise that the pristine young artist aptly beckoned. With insatiable offering ‘Icarus’ and his forthcoming single ‘Finale’ eagerly identified by the surging crowds at the bowl, the young Frenchman entertained a lot of current fanatics while making several thousand new friends in the process with his divine turntable wit.
As the proud protégé of Sebastian Ingrosso and one of the most definitive young Swedish talents to break into the universal spectrum, Alesso’s transition from club connoisseur to arena supporting artist has been sensational. Striking off this deserving spot on the line-up with raw adrenaline fuelled progressive House and soaring through his affinity of high-end remixes and the ID with REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’, forthcoming studio mark ‘Years’ and ‘Calling (Lose My Mind)’ sold the crowd to his renowned talent while utilizing the unsuspecting sunshine that crept across the bowl throughout his set. With a forthcoming spot on Madonna’s tour, the Swede used the end of his heavyweight peers live legacy to set in motion his own newfound association with the high end of European Dance music.
Despite sporting the enthusiasm of a stubborn teenager compared to his Swedish forerunner, the appearance of Scotland’s essential Electro Pop advocate Calvin Harris was not one taken light heartedly by the chart-ascending producer. In a set catered closely to his own infamous crossover exploits and personal re-edits, his utilization of the overwhelming energy between the 60,000 strong crowd was enough to forgive his lack of physical penchant. Between such crowd pleasers as ‘Levels’ and his latest single alongside Example, Harris bottled the energy of the widespread Dance explosion with little room for complaints from either end of the spectrum.
For all the stamina established by the formidable collection of artists at Milton Keynes Bowl, Pete Tong’s contributions fell surprisingly short given his second-to-last spot on the bill. Dealing almost exclusively in flat Tech vibes with the occasional throwback to the Swede’s earlier days and Pryda’s forthcoming single ‘Everyday’, the thinning crowd and undisputable lull failed to reflect his otherwise gleaming reputation as the ambassador to British Dance music.
But none of that mattered by the time Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso took to the stage to give their UK following the send-off they deserved. This was not a night of overextended goodbye speeches or transient notes of woe, but a formal musical sign-off for a country that has proven the epicenter of the hysteria that has cloaked the Swedish House Mafia’s four-year reign upon European House Music. Launching into ‘Greyhound’ to a firm heroes welcome, the next two-hours would see the trio unhinge the hands of time to blast through an arsenal of modern gems, stone cold classics and exclusive crowd pleasers alike with the authority of the lion’s share. Sporting a mixture of emotions throughout the landmark appearance, the premier of their next collective single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ proved an uplifting and optimistic notion that while the Swedish House Mafia moniker may not have plans to touchdown on the UK again, their genre-defining studio work has made no such promises as yet. Painting the night sky with enough pyrotechnics, lasers and prancing visual illusions to put the Vegas skyline on stand-by, last night’s finale display was not only an exciting showcase, but a beacon to the 21st century Dance explosion at its most sincere. In an apt post-event statement, the trio suggested: ‘There are no words to describe what happened yesterday at Milton Keynes Bowl’. There are infact one thousand words of praise that could follow their finale UK performance, but none that could do as much justice as their united enthusiasm has done for global Dance music. One thing was certainly encapsulated by the 60,000 strong crowd that made history alongside the definitive European outfit: They came united, they raved like there was no tomorrow and the UK will never stop loving the meticulous dons of Swedish House Music.
Update: A 48 minute video of Swedish House Mafia’s set has been added:
Tracklist of Swedish House Mafia’s set:
01. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound [EMI]
02. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go [Axtone]
03. Deniz Koyu – Hertz [Flamingo] w/ Eric Prydz – 2Night [Pryda] w/ Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (Acappella)
04. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) [Refune]
05. Sebastien Drums, Whelan & Di Scala – Here I Come [Stealth] w/ Leave The World Behind (Acappella) w/ Daft Punk – Harder Faster Better Stronger (Acappella)
06. Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix) [Axtone] w/ Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsh (2011 Rework) [Toolroom]
07. Steve Angello – Knas [Size] w/ TV Rock feat. Rudy – In The Air (Axwell Remix) [Axtone]
08. Steve Angello – Yeah [Size]
09. Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix) [Axtone]
10. Alex Kenji – Blue Strobe Light [Toolroom] w/ Rob Adans – Abash [Work Machine] w/ The Knife – Silent Shout w/ Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love (Acappella)
11. Deniz Koyu – Bong [Refune] w/ Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Acappella)
12. Lights [Size]
13. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
14. Nari & Milani – Atom [Size] w/ Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) [Axtone]
15. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote w/ Hatiras, Will Bailey & Nom De Strip – Swagnum P.I.
16. Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza w/ Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing]
17. Usher – Euphoria (Produced by Swedish House Mafia)
18. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) [Size / OMT] w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix) [OMT]
19. Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar [Axtone] w/ Diddy, Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) [Interscope] w/ Faithless – Insomnia
20. Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Instrumental Remix) [Ultra] w/ Thomas Gold – Sing2Me [Axtone] w/ Red Carpet – Alright (Acappella)
21. Hardwell – Three Triangles [Toolroom] w/ Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio [Axtone] w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Acappella)
22. DubVision – All By Myself [Spinnin] w/ Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf*cker [So Much Dada]
23. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
24. M-3ox ft. Heidrun – Beating of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Instrumental Remix) w/ The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Acappella)
25. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall [Parlophone]
26. Tommy Trash – The End [Downright] w/ Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) [Toolroom] w/ Swedish House Mafia – One [Virgin] w/ Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Acappella) w/ Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
27. Axwell – Heart Is King [Axtone] w/ Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Knife Party Remix vs. Original) w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Rolla’ Remix) [Flashover]
Pete Tong tracklist:
01. Pryda – Everyday
02. Steve Angello – Monday Blue Monday (Pete Tong Edit)
03. Joris Voorn – Goodbye Fly [Rejected]
04. Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Marco Faraone Edit)
05. Pete Tong – Different Gear
06. Hot Chip – Flutes
07. Cirez D vs. N.E.R.D – Raptor Gets Hypnotised (Pete Tong Edit)
08. Jeremy Olander – Love Flight (2012 Edit)
09. Steve Angello – Tivoli [Size] w/ Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (Acappella)
10. Adam Port – Black Noise [Cocoon] w/ The Beatles – Revolution
11. Pryda – Mirage [Pryda] w/ Empire of the Sun – We Are The People (Acappella)
12. M83 – Midnight City (MKB Edit)
Words by Dan Carter
When the 18-year-old French spectacle known as Madeon first gripped the world with a simple sample unit, 39 of his favourite songs and a 3 minute window on YouTube, the attention of now more than eleven million people viewers would signal that the young Electro entity was doing something right. Now armed with a global reputation for potent Electro anthems with a touch of vintage charm, Nante’s own Hugo Pierre Leclercq takes to the prestigious airwaves of Annie Mac’s weekly Radio One show to follow-up his viral Pop Culture video minimix.
But never one to rest on his laurels, Leclercq’s ambitiously sails through 93 songs within the confines of a mere 5 minutes to trace the vibrant heritage and vast points of inspiration that the young producer has lapped up along the way. Balancing his own inspired studio cuts with the familiar standard of stubborn club cuts his live sets have come to deal exclusively in, this poignant career landmark shows that amid the hysteria, Madeon is still out to shake the core of EDM with an untouchable creative edge.
Madeon – Shuriken
The Beatles – A Day In The Life
M83 – Intro
Surkin – Ultra Light
Groove Armada – Look Me In The Eye Sister
Madeon – Icarus (Minimix Edit)
Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
The M Machine – Immigrants
Daft Punk – Outlands
Julian Perreta – Wonder Why (DatA Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix)
Phonat – Set Me Free
Justice – New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
Skrillex ft. The Doors – Breaking A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
Yuksek – Extraball
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
Oliver – Dirty Talk
Sebastian – Greel
Anoraak – Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)
Martin Solveig – C’est La Vie
BWO – Sunshine In The Rain
Knife Party – Tourniquet
Para One – Wake Me Up
Feed Me ft. Gemini – Whiskers
Michael Gray – The Weekend
ABC – The Look Of Love
Woodkid – Iron
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
Pendulum – Hold Your Colour
Chic – Stage Fright
La Roux – In For The Kill (Danger Ocean Remix)
Dirtyloud – Needle
Black Kids – Boyfriend (The Twelves Remix)
Kanye West – All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi
Justice – Let There Be Light
Sub Focus – Rock It
Kill The Noise – Talk To Me
Capsule – More More More
Justice – Helix
Kavinsky – Nightcall
Madeon – For You
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Porter Robinson – Say My Name
Muse – Hysteria
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Mix)
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Zedd – Slam The Door
Volta Bureau – Alley Cat
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
Wolfgang Gartner – Flexx
The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go
Justice & Simian – Never Be Alone
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Rihanna – Russian Roulette
Clock Opera – Once And For All
The Paradise – In Love With You
Clock Opera – Belongings
Madeon – Finale
Lifelike & Kris Menace – Discopolis
Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
Queen – We Will Rock You
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Yelle – La Musique
Metronomy – The Look (Camo & Krooked Remix)
Danger – 3h11
Nari & Milani – Atom
Unicorn Kid – Lion Hat
Daft Punk – Short Circuit
Yuksek – On A Train
Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way (Penguin Prison Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
The Killers – Bones
Russ Chimes – Back 2 You
Madeon – Icarus (Original Mix)
Chic – You Are Beautiful
Perfume – Take Off
Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Animal Rights
Frankmusik – Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica
Daft Punk – Revolution 909
Calvin Harris – The Rain
Mylo – In My Arms
Kanye West – Power
The Killers – This Is Your Life
Kanye West ft. Jay Z – H.A.M
Green Day – Are We The Waiting
The Killers – A Dustland Fairytale
Green Day – 21 Guns
The Clash – London Calling
Alphabeat – What Is Happening
Words by Dan Carter