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DEF in 2016

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – Are You Lost In The World Like Me?

M83 – Do It, Try It

Röyksopp – Never Ever (Featuring Susanne Sundfør)

Robyn – RMX/RBN Project

Susanne Sundfør – Reincarnation

Rex The Dog – Teufelsberg (Modular Video)

Mylo – Transmissions

Karim & Karam – Klit Karma Mix

Olof Dreijer – Rinse FM Mix

Zhala Remix of Robyn – Stars 4 Ever

DEF Covers

Inspired by the recent chart success of a cover of a DEF artist’s track we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite covers by and of DEF artists. Featuring Robyn, Moby, Röyksopp, Susanne Sundfør & Fever Ray.

DEF Artists at Glastonbury Festival

This weekend’s Glastonbury Festival saw the return of M83 after their debut in 2005. You can watch the performance in full here. Moby was the first to perform at Glastonbury in 1998, returning in 2001 before going to the headline in 2003 as the first def artist. In 2005, both Röyksopp & Mylo returned having made their respective debuts in  2003 & 2004 respectively. Robyn made her only appearance at the festival so far in 2011.

Moby 2003

History of DEF at Coachella

M83 made a return to playing festivals last Friday as they took to the stage at Coachella Festival for the 3rd time in their career. Moby was the first of our artists to perform, playing at the first ever Coachella in 1999. M83 made their Coachella debut in 2005 and Mylo DJ’d before Madonna in 2006. Fever Ray played in 2010 and Robyn in 2011. M83 returned in 2012 followed by Moby’s legendary DJ set in 2013. The Knife played Coachella as part of their Shaking The Habitual tour in 2014.

DEF’s Top Ten of 2015

The Dø – Trustful Hands

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – Almost Loved

Rex The Dog – Musik Hypnotises

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – Love Is Free (ft Maluca)

Susanne Sundfør – Accelerate

Zhala – Holy Bubbles

Man Without Country – Romanek

Röyksopp – I Had This Thing

M83 – Holes In The Sky ft. Haim

iamamiwhoami – CONCERT IN BLUE (live 2015)

Follow these as a playlist of Spotify or Youtube.

Midnight City goes Platinum

Midnight City goes Platinum

M83‘s Midnight City went Platinum stateside! Congratulations to Anthony.

M83 & Susanne Sundfør working on Oblivion track

Anthony Gonzalez from M83 has been working on the score for the forthcoming Tom Cruise movie Oblivion with composer Joseph Trapanese (TRON: Uprising, The Raid: Redemption).

The score features a hybrid of the traditional M83 electronic sound combined with sweeping orchestral elements. It has 16 score cues, along with a brand new song by M83 featuring Susanne Sundfør used as the end title for the film, listen to it below:

oblivion console by Joseph Trapanese
Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese in the studio by Joseph Trapanese

Anthony discusses the scoring process:

“It was challenging, to say, writing the music for Oblivion during my tour with M83. In the back of the tour bus, I had a small set up and was making music whenever I could. It was a little complicated at first but a great way to take a break from the tour and lose myself in Oblivion’s score. Joseph Kosinski had a pretty good idea of what the music would be for the movie, and it took me finding a way to make him happy and make me happy during the process. The soundtrack is truly a collaboration between Joseph Kosinski, Joe Trapanese and myself.

Scoring the film was a true enjoyment, it involved lots of stress, lots of sweat, and lots of hard work, but in the end, the soundtrack serves the movie very well. It really is a great Hollywood soundtrack. Oblivion is a big film with a big sound and a big orchestra, and while the soundtrack is different from my original idea, in the end I am very proud of it. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of this journey.”

oblivion studio by Joseph Trapanese
Anthony Gonzalez, Satoshi Noguchi & Joseph Trapanese in the studio by Joseph Trapanese

Oblivion’s director, Joseph Kosinski, concludes:

“Anthony creates music that is aspirational, emotional and uniquely his own. I teamed him with Joe Trapanese, who I worked with on my first film and another phenomenal talent. Together they have created the score that I have dreamed about since I first put this story down on paper eight years ago.”

M83 and Joseph Kosinski
Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Kosinski

Listen to StarWaves, the first track to be revealed from the Oblivion score below:

Man Without Country ‘RMX’ on Spotify

Man Without Country have released a compilation of their remixes for the likes of M83, Moby, Archive, School of Seven Bells, Active Child, Susanne Sundfør, Chad Valley, Lanterns On The Lake and Hannah Cohen. You can listen on Spotify now.

M83 and Fleur & Manu complete their video trilogy

Wait, is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of the visual collaboration between M83 and Fleur & Manu that has been ongoing throughout 2012, including the videos for Midnight City and Reunion.

Fleur and Manu’s vision for Wait was brought to life with the support of The Creators Project. Watch Anthony talk to The Creators Project about the inspirations behind his music and working with Fleur and Manu here.

If you cannot view the YouTube video in your country you can watch on Daily Motion here.

M83 to Score ‘Oblivion’ Starring Tom Cruise

Anthony Gonzalez (aka M83) will be scoring a new movie from the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski. The movie, titled Oblivion will also star Tom Cruise.

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