Closing the final chapter on the emotive 3-part ‘Metamorphic’ EP series, Tritonal ensure they end on a high with the almighty ‘Seraphic’. Feeding off the energy of the recently previewed and highly acclaimed ‘Anchor’ – Chad and Dave have once again delivered a sound that is truly incredible. With the release of ‘Metamorphic III’ confirmed for September 15th – fans can now head to iTunes to pre-order the EP.
With ‘Satellite’ (ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn), ‘Anchor’ and now ‘Seraphic’ all ready to be unleashed, it’s become increasingly apparent that this new wave of Tritonal sound is here to stay. Completely flipping the energy and atmosphere from the previous two EPs, ‘Seraphic’ sees the pair collaborate with young Pittsburgh native Mr. Fijiwiji, exhibiting a glitchy yet euphoric ambiance to really display the versatility and creativity that this Texas twosome can achieve. Soft, warm synths rim alongside the beautifully crafted piano riffs as they slowly but surely drop into faintly frenetic dubs and wobbles. Stepping out of their comfort zone, Tritonal are confident that this change of pace will continue to please their faithful Tritonians as it resonates with the forever classic ‘Still With Me ft. Christina Soto’.
Metamorphic III’ completes the trilogy that has tracked Tritonal’s musical transition over the past nineteen months. Fast earning a reputation for delivering some of the most energetic and passionate sets in dance music, Tritonal are continuing to revolutionize and unify the electronic dance scene. With just a handful more dates remaining on their current tour, there’s still time left to join the Tritonian movement and catch them at the dates below:
See Tritonal On Tour
Sep 05 – Nocturnal Wonderland – San Bernadino
Sep 12 – Marquee – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Sep 27 – Park City Live – Park City, UT
Following the unprecedented success of the trio of critically artist EPs, namely ‘100% No Modern Talking’, ‘Rage Valley’, and most recently, ‘Haunted House‘; which included the seminal hits, ‘Internet Friends’, ‘Bonfire’ and the summer anthem ‘LRAD’, now the time has come for Knife Party to unveil ‘Resistance’, the first single to be taken from their hugely anticipated debut album, ‘Abandon Ship’.
Electro House at its hardest, ‘Resistance’ is awash with that raw energy that has grown to define Knife Party’s releases but retains a fresh sense of purpose and direction. Precision- engineered for the clubs, it’s this energy combined with a series of fine-tuned instrumentals breakdowns and raucous, euphoric synth lines, that is sure to prove a major hit with both DJs and fans alike. ‘Resistance’ really is the ideal track to welcome Knife Party back into the fold and lays solid foundation for their inaugural LP later this year.
Now available exclusively at http://www.knifeparty.com following its debut play on Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, ‘Resistance’ follows an extended, album-focused, studio hiatus that has seen the duo cultivate some of the most dynamic, innovative and outright exciting music of their career.
As performers, Knife Party’s rise to festival headliner status has been nothing short of meteoric, shortly after headlining their very own sold out show at the London Brixton Academy, the duo headlined Australia’s renowned Future Music Festival in March where they wowed fans with their spectacular and ground breaking 3D ‘Haunted House’ visual show before this summer achieving a career highlight when they were asked to close the main stage at Tomorrowland’s epic 10th anniversary
If you were one of the millions who couldn’t get Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl’s Grammy-nominated, colossal hit “In My Mind” out of your head, then get ready for their official follow-up to do the same. “Hear Me”featuring Christine Hoberg has arrived along with four massive remixes from Late Night Alumni, The Only, Beni and Blindsight.
“It was very exciting to work with the boys again,” Ivan Gough said. “In My Mind” was such a success– we wanted to recapture that vibe but keep it fresh, and I think we delivered that.”
Taking you on a musical adventure through contagious piano chords that build to an electrifying drop, “Hear Me” is designed to send you into a hands-in-the-air frenzy. With an addictive, progressive house beat and Hoberg’s stellar vocals, “Hear Me” lives up to the reputation the collaborators amassed after the release of “In My Mind.”
“We never really felt any pressure to recreate our success with “In My Mind,” we were just interested in writing something we all loved,” Feenixpawl said. “Our sounds have changed somewhat in the past couple of years but ultimately our goals are still the same; to create something that connects with people and that will live on long after the track comes out.”
Two remix packages cater to a diverse array of genres that are sure to suit any dance music lover’s taste. Released today, the first pack includes an electro house take by Australian production/DJ duo The Only–who gained fame for their track “Looking Back” which hit #1 on Australia’s dance chart. A deep house remix is delivered to you by Beni, an Australian DJ known for his remix of Flight Facilities “Foreign Language” and his EP “Love on the Run/Summer is Gone.” Late Night Alumni, a quartet that includes Ryan Raddon (Kaskade), gives us their take on the track with an indie dance/nu disco remix and German DJ Blindsight delivers a melodic drum and bass/chillstep version.
Remix pack two, which includes four additional remixes from BYNON, Drezo, Das Kapital and Dreamgoat, will be out exclusively on Beatport June 16 and on all other major digital retailers June 20. Make sure to check out the lyric video for the original mix below!
ABOUT IVAN GOUGH & FEENIXPAWL
The Australian DJ/producer powerhouses found great success with arguably the biggest dance track of 2012, “In My Mind.” The platinum-selling song received massive support from major artists including Avicii, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, and boasted a Grammy-nominated remix by Axwell. The track held the number 1 spot on the ARIA Club Charts for an astonishing 12 weeks, which led to them being honored with the ARIA award for Best Dance Release and chosen to be Pete Tong’s essential new tune.
The year was 1965 and the Formula One circus was on the move once again bringing the carnival to the East coast of South Africa where the host of the race, Prince George circuit was located. The teams arrived 3 days ahead of the scheduled race day carrying huge and heavy bulks of apparatus and components that would become the backdrop of a Formula One car’s technical framework. The 1965 South African Grand Prix was about to open the floor to what would become one of the most exciting years in the Formula One’s history.
The Most Advanced Formula One Car of The 60s circa, The Lotus 33-Climax
As for the mindful founder and engineer of Lotus F1 team, Mr. Colin Chapman, the chronicle was about to launch a brand new start to his own career. He was about to unveil Lotus’ latest and most innovative vortex from the already expansive benchmark of Lotus racing car series. The latest magnum opus of Formula One’s engineering pioneer was made in the wake of its predecessor, the Lotus 25-Climax and spotted the same iconic colours that had become a sentimental trademark of the team. The new Lotus 33-climax was engineered to perfection; spotting the universal praxis of its maker, with the usual striking yellow that was set within a swaddle of green – yes, that was the car that was set to drive its pilot to his second World Championship title as far as hopes and resolutions were concerned, it created a magnetic vibe it the air, the confidence was equally strong.
The 33-Climax materialised Chapman’s ground breaking discovery that was first idealised in the Lotus 24, which was later preceded by the 25-Climax that became the first car that broke Formula One’s provincial grounds. The speed machine had gone through some prominent changes and upgrades to be raised as an obvious winner on the field. The car was the quickest in the field, but as far as consistency was concerned, its aerodynamic features failed to deliver the expected proficiency hence ripping its pilot off his 2nd World title in 1964 after suffering technical problems at the most important race of the season. However it was also the car that managed to take 7 pole positions and set the 6 fastest laps out of the 10 cycle race. The narrow miss at the penultimate lap of the final race that was contributed by an engine burst became a cause of frustration for both the team and the pilot. The technology was achieved and quite astonishingly so to speak, but the downfall of its breakdowns were equally unrealistic and with that, the team was set to reattribute the 1964 lost with the development of the first ground breaking and most advanced F1 car out of the 60s racing dominion.
When Colin Chapman decided to fully discard the 25 for a brand new prototype; it quickly became a major metamorphosis to the previous model. Build using the most advance 33 chassis, the new 33 was constructed with the G.R.P body as opposed to the previous model’s fibreglass body on the aluminium monocoque. With the addition of cantilever top arm and lower wishbone to the front suspension, it dramatically increased the car’s horsepower by a 10% margin while still being able to remain within the approved weight that was allowed for the Formula One cars. It was indeed a total reformation compared to all the previous models, it was one of its kind – in fact, it was one of the best and the most technically advanced Formula One car of its time.
It was the car that first contributed to Formula One’s major and prevailing changes that would continue until the dawn of the latest century. The 33-Climax set the tone and pace of the European sport’s most pivotal moments and spawned the beginning of revolutionary engineering at its best. It was set to live through the jewelled vision of another constructor’s trophy and award for the year. That was the vibe that kickstarted the season.
The 1965 South African Grand Prix was held on a very special day as it marked the end of 1964’s succession and ushered in the 1965 evolution. The Formula One teams celebrated the final day of the year during the qualifying session that saw Lotus’ driver taking the first pole position of the season – a streak that would continue till the end of the competition. The car quickly dominated the tracks setting the bar suitably high by taking the pole, setting the fastest lap of the race and finishing the race at the top of the podium. A spectacular streak on its debut by any standard.
When the American journalists arrived in East London, South Africa to the genesis of British’s motor sports, the instructions from their respective publications and editors couldn’t be any clearer. The man they were to lookout for was the foregoing World Champion, John Surtees but it wasn’t the only thing they had to oversee. The focus was set on the 1964’s second runner up, the man who had engaged title winner, John Surtees and second place’s Graham Hill in a season-long battle to the championship title that was marred with a technical failure just as he was closing up on the title. He did not win but somehow he managed to catapult the kind of debate that continued to travel way past the 1964 Mexican Grand Prix, the race that decided the season’s champion. The debate conquered the fact that Surtees was the official winner but in an alternate reality, it was the Lotus’ driver who was the most worthy of the title, he was after all the season’s favourite. The ongoing analysis somehow blighted Surtees’s first and only Formula One victory leaving the British driver struggling for relevance in between the paramount comparison that was known to instantly shackle Grand Prix drivers and race winners who emerged victorious in a close run-outs and the aftermath that obliterated their statures.
The man they had been inferring to was none other than the naturally talented farmer and Lotus driver who was 4 and a half years old in his Grand Prix experience and a single title to his name. Nevertheless, Clark had accumulated a cult that had consorted him as the most exciting talent in the history of motor sports if not the most incredibly gifted driver the racing community had lived to witness. His supreme abilities had already out-shined many of his ilk with a reputation that was immediately rising above many legends from the past. The man’s overall persona confirmed his sovereign artistry.
The Man Who Was Known As Jim Clark
The fertile grounds of Scotland has unleashed many gifted and effectual legends from its vault and some of them are still highly regarded in the modern history. Some of the most imposing figures would be the man who invented the first practical telephone; Alexander Graham Bell, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Flemings who discovered the most effective life-saving drug known as Penicillin and there’s no end to the list that holds the names of historical aristocrats that has served this generation one way or another.
As for the post World War 2 generation when the British motor sports finally hit its most pivotal moments, Scotland once again gave birth to a giant of a man 78 years ago. Jim Clark had the kind of charisma that was almost instantly audible without the downside of being all too flashy. His finest traits was his modesty and ordinary attitude that was instantly visible in his character, his manner and his style. But the one thing that made the man so arresting was his simplicity. His idiosyncratic image only made him all the more desirable and by the 1965 season he had become far more popular with the opposite gender compared to any other driver of his generation. In simple words, any news about Jim Clark would make a solid headline for any publication anywhere in the world with an advantage of completely selling the print material for the day.
Jimmy Jim Clark, born on March 4, 1934 in Kilmany, Scotland made a solid proposition on the Formula One tracks but in person he was not as you would have imagined him to be. Your first impression would travel through a myriad of thoughts because he had none of the champion’s imperiousness or vanity. Neither was he the typical rabble-rousing Scottish from the land that was famous with its century-old whiskeys nor did he looked like the kind of man who would have marched in unison with the rest of the Scottish troops in the Battle Of Stirling Bridge. That facet would have better suited the likes of Stirling Moss, Fangio or even Gurney who by all means were not even Scottish. Clark in his truest form was just another Scottish farmer as how he liked to be known but instead of plowing the fields of Berwickshire, he was plowing the race tracks with moments of sheer vehemence and raw power. In the sight of the 1965 Formula One Championship, when he was yet to win his second crowning glory; his stature was already firmly cemented. There was a genuine presence to the proceeding.
Here was, another legend in the making if it wasn’t already done. He was a simple a man who was always profoundly lost somewhere in his thoughts with a distant look in his eyes while subconsciously biting on his nails. Besides the thick black hair that was always combed to the side like a Scottish revolutionist, perfectly ironed blue racing overalls, which at times was matched with a subversive cardigan, the nail-nibbling was yet another prominent feature of the man known as Jim Clark. Was it pre-race jitters or just the force of habits, no one really knew. But he was somehow always nibbling on his nails, deep down to the roots of his perfectly trimmed fingers. Yes, he was Jim Clark, motor racings most genuine talent, the man who had the ability to harness and civilise even the most unruly and decisive race machines. Aye! Jim Clark and race cars got together like Scotland and rain.
The Clark-Chapman Formation
By the 1965 season as the new Lotus 33-Climax was introduced and Clark being in his most outstanding form, the man who was to benefit the most out of the combination was of course, Colin Chapman. Chapman was also the man who kickstarted Clark’s career in the Formula One racing after the then 24-year-old Scotsman managed to leave behind a lasting impression on the technologist when he took the second place to Chapman’s first in a 10-lap GT race at Brands Hatch. After launching him as the most imposing prospect out of the Formula One’s dominion, the Scot’s further outlived the first impression he made on Chapman through his sheer aggression as he quickly picked up the pace in becoming motor racing’s most exciting talent in recent years.
While his skills skyrocketed on the tracks, his stardom started to travel at an equal pace and yet Clark remained endearing humble throughout his extraordinary stature. He was camera shy, never truly got adjusted to the fame as he was never really comfortable with all the huge media attention. Part of this could be due to the fact that he never truly understood his own extensive abilities, which always left him with a question to why he was becoming insanely famous. The shyness was incredibly touching as it was arresting. His natural talents in tuning the most difficult of cars was not only impressive but also consequential and he was the most beloved champion on the racing grounds that it was almost difficult for others to see him as an opponent or a contender, he had such a special aura that it illuminated the path and the rest would just gladly follow his trail with no questions asked. The pairing between Colin Chapman and Jim Clark left behind a legacy that has travelled through universal kalam and is still highly credited and accorded in the motor racing history. Together, the Chapman-Clark combination soared to grandiose heights, took the drivers and constructers title and became the augurs that succeeded in pushing the claustrophobic envelope.
His Existence Was Like The Emergence Of A Rare Comet – It Happens Only Once In A Lifetime
The 1965 South African Grand Prix that kicked off the racing season started on the same day as the Scottish New Year eve known as Hogmanay and proved to be one of Clark’s sweetest victories when he won his first Grand Prix race of the season by half a minute from BRM’s Graham Hill. Clark led the race from pole breaking the 100mph barrier and even had the time to complete an extra lap after the chequered flag. This further proved Clark’s succession on the map and the Lotus 33-Climax’s adduce in the Formula One circuits, with the South African race being the first out of the 6 winning streaks for Clark. It would have been 7 continuous wins if he had not been away winning the Indianapolis500 and missing the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Clark’s title was secured as early as August that year with 3 races left to the end of the season for winning more races than any other drivers in the league. Not only did he win 6 races out of the 10 contested cycle, he also took a total of 6 pole positions and equalled the number by setting 6 fastest laps out of the race season. The 1965 Formula One Season is held in great respect in accordance to Clark’s racing career for his early dominance from the start of the Grand Prix season, which secured his second World Championship title. It was also the year where Clark emerged as the Indianapolis 500 champion that automatically sealed his merits in the book of history. He became the only Grand Prix racer who had commanded both the European and American motor sports in the same year – a record that has never been challenged or bested. His Indianapolis 500 win is highly regarded in terms of his skills and talents. He commanded the race for 190 laps out of the 200 with a phenomenal and unparalleled speed of 150 miles p/h (240 km/h) that broke new grounds in the America’s most prestigious motor racing’s history as he became the first British driver to win at such an outlandish and incomparable feat in almost half a century.
Clark was also among the only 17 drivers in motorsports history who had the merit’s of competing in all three legs of the Triple Crown and to have won at least one of the events comprising of Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monaco Grand Prix with Graham Hill being the only driver in history to have completed all three levels of The Triple Crown. Since two out of the three prestigious races were contested over the same weekend with Indianapolis 500 practise session and race day clashing with Monaco’s qualifying and weekend race, it was humanly impossible for a driver to be able to compete in all three races without missing one. The most ludicrous prospect of the two races was the fact that they were located on the opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean and scheduled on the same day.
What he himself never understood was what the world couldn’t truly digest. What he did was something that was never done before. How he won was something that no one was able to replicate and how incredible was his talents was something that Colin Chapman summed up by simply stating;
‘There are other racing drivers who have generally to attract attention to themselves to make up for the lack of ability; but Jimmy has not had to do any of that and if he left motor racing tomorrow, he would leave with an example which other would find hard to follow’ – Colin Chapman, Lotus F1 team founder, 1965.
The Resignation Of Clark And The Persuasion Of Chapman
The late great Ayrton Senna once described his feeling at the speed of 300 mph as emotion, pleasure and challenge. The man who has visually remained as motor sports most outstanding talent summed up the essence of speed in three simple words that left behind such a momentous effect. Speed for racers was some form of art, created through layers of moving images in which they expressed their greatest fears and also their tremendous desires. From the starting grid to the first corner as the momentum starts to rise at the increasing speed that would at one point of the race reached its maximum performing power, the world around them disappeared. It was in return replaced by moments of sheer clarity out of the shadowy presence of existence. Life had no meaning where speed was concerned for speed was life itself. There was no ruler here, nothing to fight over, nothing to lose, because at the height of personal satisfaction, even death became trivial. Speed was such a treacherous form of art for it made them believe that they could be mortal, in full control of everything and yet it never did travel alone. It travelled in the favour of its closest companion who understandably had such a paramount obsession with the fearless. They said it was merciless and yet it was the most merciful form of destruction because the dead did not see what they had left behind, the life ended too quickly to have the time to reflect.
The biggest lessons in life are learned through experience and failures, and the best encounters with reality happens when destruction is witnessed firsthand. It was in one of the most cruel events that came in a form of one of the most gruesome encounters that finally snapped him back into reality. It wasn’t rocket science even when it did sometimes appeared to be just that, the sport was extremely dangerous and it didn’t need some form of scientific explanation to break down the formula for one’s understanding. Formula One cars were the most powerful speed machines in the world but there were also known to be the deadliest apparatus invented by man. It was only his second race out of his debut season and he managed to finish in the top 6 position at number 5. A very impressive performance by a rookie by any means or standards but the joy was an ill feeling. He left the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit with no joy, nothing left to celebrate. His finishing stunt and first ever championship points of his Formula One career came at the expense of two dead drivers. He went back with a feeling of resignation. The joy was subdued.
The 1960 Belgian Grand Prix became the first ever darkest day in Formula One history – a day that would live until it was preceded by the great Imola tragedy 26 years later at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when the tragic weekend of the race, which would start with Simtek rookie’s death, Roland Ratzanberger during the qualifying day marking the first fatality of the season hence ending the fatal-free era that stood for a record of 12 years. The week came to a tragic end with the second fatality in a race weekend with the premature death of Formula One’s most supreme legend, Ayrton Senna. The events in Imola was a reminiscent of the Great Belgian tragedy in which 23-year-old Chris Bristow lost his life after loosing control of his vehicle at the fast right hand bend known as the Burneville corner. Bristow fatal crash was followed by Clark’s Lotus’s team mate 26-year-old Alan Stacey who also crashed fatally at the same exact spot just a few minutes after Bristow.
Bristow’s fatal crash occurred at Lap 19 in one the most gruesome freak accidents when he lost control of his car and crashed into the embankment throwing the driver into the barbed wire fence. The impact decapitated Bristow throwing his lifeless body back onto the track’s surface and an approaching Clark narrowly missed running over the headless body of the unfortunate driver. The start to the tragic race weekend was already marred with two heavy crashes when both team mates Stirling Moss and Mike Taylor would crash separately with Moss’s crashing at the same corner that would contribute to the premature death of two other drivers. Both Moss and Taylor were seriously injured in the crashes, with Taylor’s most prominent career ending injuries that left him paralysed.
The nightmares were just taking its form for Clark when after the race he no longer felt the urge of staying in Formula One but Chapman managed to persuaded him to stay, which he did only to face yet another awful tragedy in the following year where he was unwillingly dragged into the crash that eventually became the deadliest F1 Grand Prix tragedy, which included non-drivers fatalities. Von Trips’s Ferrari collided with Clark’s Lotus and while Clark escaped unhurt, the crash killed the impending World Champion, German’s Wolfgang von Trips and 15 spectators.
The reality robbed him of his impending joy, the sports that he had come to love and hate at equal measures proved to be more treacherous than he had ever imagined. Death followed the Formula One circus at a close proximity and it travelled like a mad man without a steering wheel going at 350mph. When it came, it took away more than it gave. It was then when Clark decided that it was just too much for him, there was nothing ideal about a sport that offer joys in one moment and grief in another. He felt partially responsible for Von Trip’s death even when it was clear that he had nothing to do with the tragic end of the future world champion. Sadly for Clark, he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was the ironic flair of the statement because the tragedy in Hockenheimring also happened under similar affairs.
Chapman, Lotus team founder and chief who had build a close bond with the Scotsman, acted as the only encouragement force that stood between Clark’s prorated desires towards the whole racing circa and its constitution. He would have not ventured very far from the race tracks even if he had decided to leave – it was too obvious that the man was born to be in a Formula One car, he was enormously gifted and strikingly resilient. If an insane man was to describe Clark in the most glaring term, he would say that Clark brought out the soul in the machine, it was as if there was some kind of cosmic reality being woven together between the man and the machine that would nullify the law of man. What Clark had would profess above the law of man, he was delivered from the divine law of God. He was curated to understand a language no man could or would be able to do, he spoke to the machines, and seemingly they understood him as they would eventually obey.
Clark descended from the divine law and Chapman was almost a rocket scientist who practised on cars and together they were known as the Chapman-Clark twins. The Chapman-Clark interfusion has lived to serve as the most innovative and revolutionary era in Formula One history. But the divine law was nowhere near Hockenheimring on the unfortunate day when the Formula 2 championship was contested as it eventually robbed Formula One out of its most outstanding and irreplaceable talent.
7 April 1968, Hockenheimring, Germany
The day was 7 April 1968 when Clark’s Lotus 48 disappeared while running on an isolated path of the track in a Formula 2 race – a drive that was taken rather reluctantly due to the obligations the team had with the sponsors. Clark’s fate was sealed and the man who had been so enormously famous in life with reporters hunting him down all the way to his private sanctuary, died in a solitary confinements of Hockeinheim’s thick and brooding jungle with only the ancient trees bearing witness to the end of a legacy. And with that Clark’s secrets was forever buried within the forest of the ring. His death left a significant mark on the racing community, it was as huge as his life had been. No one knew what happened, was it the tyres? Was it the steering column that gave up on him ? Was it the debris? Or simply a driver’s error? No one knows and the momentary sadness left behind a permanent damage, there was never really a closure here because no satisfactory conclusion was ever provided. It was the first time the racing community was investigated ever so thoroughly, no one was spared, not the teams, not the drivers who tragically only found out once the race was over, no one. If they could have spoken to the trees, they would have done that too because it was printed in words, sealed in such high expectation that asserted the impracticality that Clark cannot die. For that reason alone, the aircraft crash investigators was called to investigate the cause of his death. The world called for a complete inquiry. It had to be done, people needed some kind of comfort and there was none, never been. The closure is still open somewhere in the heavily constructed circuit. The scene that ripped away the life of the legend is no longer a part of the track’s course, it is just a grim memory of a distant past that still calls to millions of fans to sometimes visit the spirits of the forest who waited with his cold body.
The simple irony was that, if Clark could die than the sport had lost all of it virtue and decency. What Chris Amon said about Clark’s death would be the cliche of assertion to what Clark had been through his short years;
‘If it could happen to Clark, what chance do the rest of us have?’
Lotus was placed under heavy interrogation, Chapman struggled to cope with the devastation citing the lost of not only the greatest driver to have ever lived but also a very close friend. It is to Graham Hill’s credits that the team managed to go through the 1968 season when he pulled the heartbroken team together to win the 1968 championship title which he later dedicated to Clark.
It was here when the divine law ended and in its place, the very elements of the man-made law stood out. Even the greatest of men dies and the path to the tragedy is always taken alone on live’s loneliest roads. There was a marshal at the scene who was too dumbfounded to even speak. Who wouldn’t be when Clark, the safest driver out of the Formula One’s vault almost took the marshal out on his way to his own tragic end.
His death altered the vibe, the settings and everything Formula One was at the time of Clark’s life. Every department from the nuts to the bolts to every specs of the car was inspected, altered, modified, changed and all this was just the beginning of a life long attempts to make the sport’s safer. And yet, the death toll somehow continued to rise. From the premature death of Formula One beau ideal, Jim Clark whose graven image would follow F1 to its grave to the sad dismissal of Formula One’s notable icons, title holders and uncrowned kings – this sport’s that had given the world some of the best heroes of this century also took back on equal terms. It was after all the unforgiving nature of the sports, everyone knew this the moment they stepped into the Formula One cars, Senna knew this when he took the unfaithful drive at Imola that marked his tragic end that catapulted him into what became known as the pagan symbol, worshipped till the end of civilisation.
His talents and skills was beyond comparison and in the modern Formula One history, the closest any Formula One driver ever got in replicating the great Jim Clark could have been French man Alain Prost. His achievements and notoriety would be on equal grounds like the late great Ayrton Senna and 7-time-world-champion, Michael Schumacher. It would take the combination of Tazio Nuvolari’s swagger, Alberto Ascari’s style, Fangio’s mastery, Gilles Villeneuve’s gallantry, Ayrton Senna’s unprecedented speed, Alain Prost’s perfection and Shucmacher’s greatest success to create one and only Jim Clark that this generation of racers had come to know or see. His success was never measured with the 2 championship titles he won, his arrival to Formula One circuits kickstarted an era that lasted throughout his reign and ended with his unfortunate demise while his small build and humble nature minified his generation of drivers.
Jim Clark remains as the epitome of perfection in the modern Formula One racing, with his heart-on-sleeve passion, he kickstarted an era, in which the Lotus empire reach the peak of it prowess, and no one has ever come close to emulating him almost half a century after inception. He was Jimmy Jim Clark, who was more comfortable being the farmer that he was rather than the World Champion he had become. He was Jim Clark, the race car whisperer.
Jim Clark would have turned 78 today had he not died in the deep forest of Hockenheimring in the spring of 1968, exactly 46 years ago when his glorious life was cut short by an unidentified cause while his death was witnessed by the ancient keepers of the jungle that had stood through the test of time, through the legendary birth of modern superheroes such as Ayrton Senna, they have refused to die and they will continue to carry the deadliest secret of one of Formula One’s greatest tragedy and insurmountable sadness in recent history. He was Jim Clark, he was only a farmer, a short man with broad shoulders, he could have been a boxer if he wanted to but he was never meant to be one, he was born to be in a Formula One car, it was one of those dangerous love affairs, the killing kind of love.
For additional reading, log on to Peter Windsor’s website as he explores the life of Jim Clark from his own personal experience of having met the legend in person.
For your warmth and for your credibility, for your youth is sealed in your tragedy, in your short years, you left behind a legacy, the world will remember you for who you are and not for what you’ve been. You are alive in the hearts of those who carries your memories in every waking hour of their lives. Rest In Peace, Mr Farmer.
Following the high profile fiery crash of the 2005 Carrera GT on December 30 at Hercules Street in Santa Clarita, which claimed the life of its latest owner, Roger Rodas and Paul Walker, the car has become the central focus of an ongoing debate. Major concerns has been directed to the safety standards of the car and the non-existence computerised safety feature, in this case electronic stability control that can detect stability lost and immediately correct it. The question that has been on everyone’s mind following the crash is ‘if the car was equipped with the electronic stability control, would they still be alive today?’
Within a week from the deadly crash, more details has emerged about the car as more stories come into light especially about the car’s previous troubled history and how the ill-fated Carrera has changed 6 owners with Rodas being its final owner before it was reduced to what looks like a rubble.
While the non-Porsche owners and drivers are coming together and debating about the car’s safety standards and questioning if mechanical error could have caused the car to trail off the road, Porsche owners and race cars enthusiast are also waking up in defence of the car’s credibility and the driving skills of both casualties onboard the 2005 Carrera GT that caught fire 60 seconds into the collision as noted from the nearby building’s CCTV camera. Some Porsche owners argues that the car is safe, a pleasure to drive and in fact, was one of the best cars ever produced by Porsche while others remains skeptical over the fact.
The previous owner, an IndyCar series race car driver, Graham Rahal, 24 who had the car for a year traded it for a brand new Ferrari in Florida and the same Ferrari dealer sold the car to Rodas. An avid super car collector himself, Rahal also notes that the car is incredibly hard to handle but that’s what makes it special. It demands you to obey and be discipline and that’s what race is all about. ‘Any super car collector would want to have this car in their list and he also stated that he would get the car again because it makes for a good investment,’ says Rahal who fitted the car with vivid black alloy wheels (the originals were the stock silver wheels) that gave the car an extra lift making it even more noticeable at any Southern California car events for its unique touch-up.
Before: Stock Silver Wheels
After: Black Alloy Wheels
“The carbon clutch, things like that are a challenge, whereas the 599 you hop in, off you go. It’s pretty simple,” he said. “But if I was insanely wealthy and could have 10 super cars, a Carrera GT would be one. I would have to be somewhat of a garage queen, because long-term, I think that is a fantastic investment. I think that the Porsche collectors would agree.”
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Some websites claims that Porsche has come out with an official statement regarding the crash involving the 2005 Carrera GT, which was ceased in production in 2005 following the enforcement of new air bags rule. In the statement, a spokes person named Calvin Kim extended the company’s condolences to both victim’s families further stating that they would assist police in the investigation and would offer their full co-operation. However, when and where was this official statement released is unknown as only limited websites released it. So it’s unclear if Porsche ever made a statement regarding the unfortunate incident.
Back in 2006, Porsche made a $4.5 million settlement to Ben Keaton and Corey Rudl who were killed after swerving off the track to avoid a slower-moving Ferrari that entered the track and collided with a wall that was built too close to the track at a speed of about 145 mph during a Ferrari Owners Club track day at the California Speedway. However, there were multiple occurrence that contributed to this crash including the track safety, the proceeding car, the negligence of the flag-man who despite the approaching Porsche gave the green light for the Ferrari to enter the track and Keaton’s failure in informing Rudl that the car had problems prior to testing it on the track.
Jay Leno, the ‘Late Night Show’ host who is also a renowned race car driver had a rough confrontation with the Carrera GT when he spun out of control at the Daytona International Speedway (claims may vary) in 2005. Speaking of the incident, Leno jokingly said that he did not do bad at all for a comedian while others claim that the moment of incident was described as ‘riding on an ice-track’.
Walter Röhrl, a German rally and auto race car driver claimed that the GT Carrera is the scariest car he has ever driven following a stunt on a wet track that made him loose control of the car. But this was before the car was released as Röhrl is also a test driver for Porsche. The incident was followed by many more specs control and upgrades done to the initial car that Röhrl first tested on the track under both weather condition, dry and wet. After testing it in slippery condition, he concluded that the Carrera GT needed more traction control. The test that was carried out in 2002 warranted that the 2005 Carrera GT would not be released until it was perfect.
With all these contradictions and more and using every other incident as comparison, the question to what caused the deadly crash that killed both Rodas and Walker remains unanswered as police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the horrific crash. Fans across the world keeps flocking the crash site with flowers and condolence messages and it becomes even more painful as the days goes by. Hollywood has been shaken to its core with the untimely passing of the beloved actor who was the face of ‘The Fast and The Furious film franchise’ that everyone are left pretty speechless to date.
What we can hope for now is that sufficient data can be extracted from the car’s black box so the event leading to the unfaithful crash can give us all some closure although it would still be the hardest goodbye to a celebrity in recent times.
Watch a tribute made for Paul Walker consisting stunts and some of his best moments in the first 2 edition of ‘The Fast & Furious’ movies.
Appearing for the first time after 6 years of absence, fans all over the world were left excited as one of the most influential teutonic duo of the last decade announced a come back in 2013 through the collective mass of musical rhapsody infused in their latest album ‘Random Access Memories’. The once unfinished story of Daft Punk can now have a perfect fairy-tale ending as their comeback in the mid of 2013 marks another creative high in their career as they won record of the year for ‘Get Lucky’ and album of the year for ‘Random Access Memories’ at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Daft Punk has more reasons to celebrate than the fact that they’ve successfully grabbed the most prestigious award of the year but also made history by becoming the first electronic act whose production won the the album of the year since the inception of the award back in 2004. The duo broke a staggering record of 35 years since ‘Saturday Night Fever’ crowning recognition back in 1979.
The duo were naturally silent in their signature trait of futuristic helmet and suit so Paul Williams who contributed on the songwriting and vocal parts on songs such as ‘Evergreen and We’ve Only Just Begun accepted the trophy stating that he was in the middle of sobering up from years of substance abuse until two robots approached him and asked him to make an album.
Pharrel Williams accepted the award for record of the year for the song ‘Get Lucky’, in which he contributed on vocals.
First premiered during their much talked about mainstage set at EDC Las Vegas, here’s a sample of W&W’s collaboration with Headhunterz, “Shocker.”
Due out later this summer on Mainstage Music “Shocker” merges two of the biggest talents on the global dance music scene. W&W’s electro-tinged festival rhythms and Headhunterz driving hardstyle beats are joined together with a crispy distorted vocal.
Warning: This is a track uncontainable by the four walls of a club. We advise you seek out the nearest dance music festival this summer…and prepare to be shocked.
Having sought the sun-up in Sin City last year, 2014 sees Richard Durand take the ‘Search’ in the opposite direction, to a place ever increasingly tagged “the Vegas of the East”. The most gleaming emirate of them all, Dubai is as famous for its cloud-piercing skyscrapers as it is its wide expanse deserts. It’s also supports an electronic music ecosystem that’s surpassed ‘flourishing’ and long since hit ‘overdrive’, boasting huge crowd-pull festivals, a thriving underground studio scene, dedicated EDM sites by the dozen and its own monthly dance mag.
Reflecting new clubbing principalities has been historically key to ‘Sunrise’s genetic. Richard’s fifth trip since taking the fiesta over from Tiësto, the excursion East sees the man from Amsterdam join forces with UK trance maestro Lange. The album follows in the fine traditions of the series by tapping the most creative, edge-cutting trance at its studio source. From there the pair have harmonically and seamlessly mixed ‘Sunrise’s Class of 2014 into three mixes that will again act as summer’s trance barometer. And this year, with ‘Dubai’, that reads hotter than ever.
Of the latest in the mix-comp series, Richard says:
“I think the only real surprise that comes with this year’s ‘In Search of Sunrise’ destination is that it hasn’t come Dubai’s way sooner. Dance music has broken out in so many areas since I took over mixing the album, that’s it’s been a mission in itself to keep up!
Dubai is a place I’ve played many times now and somewhere I know I’ll never get tired of coming back to. People go out of their way to find great music, great nights and great experiences here. It’s that passion, dedication and selectivity that I’m trying to reflect by shining the ‘Search’ light on the emirate”.
Reflecting everything from its mirrored high-rise cosmopolitan to its heat refracted sandy shimmer, I.S.O.S. 12’s audio skilfully captures both the essence and heartbeat of Dubai’s DNA. Richard & Lange’s shared mission to bring its tracklist one album-exclusive after another has resulted in 200+ mixed-minutes of incredible music.
Richard’s first mix initially comes quartered in the provinces of trance-progressive. Azotti feat. Bagga Bownz’s ‘Day And Night’ and Talamanca’s ‘Ocean Drive’ soundscape its beatific intro, before Laura Aqua’s bowed-but-unbroken vocals on Jeremy Vancaulart & Assaf’s ‘The Space Between’ turn up the emotional wattage. From there ‘Dubai’s shades & patterns undulate from the trance-tropic (Sean Tyas’ ‘Take A Moment’, RAM’s ‘Epic’ and others) to hothousers like Somna & Yang’s ‘Chasing Stars’. Adding to his own lucent album overture ‘Dubai Desert Fish’, Richard adds the purpose-built Tech of ‘Shield Of Faith’ to the mix’s midsection and the spicy ‘Sambuca’ to its closeout.
Dawning every bit as bright, the second mix brings fresh-cut music like Ira’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ (vocalled by the aptly christened Paulina Dubaj), ‘Forever In Our Hearts’ from Holland’s Ruben De Ronde and, adding deeper, more eclectic tones, Moonbeam’s ‘I Go On’. Alex O’Rion heats up on ‘Cocoa’, whilst High5 feat. Nanje Nowack ‘Ten Thousand Suns’ and ‘Karma’ from Hungary’s Sunny Lax keep things equally as thermal. Tying off his 2014 Sunrise quest, Richard works in ‘The Inquisitor’ from the on-fire Driftmoon (marking the pair’s second appearance after ‘Luminance’), the pure driven trance of Elfsong’s ‘Seldarine’ and Amir Hussian & Allen Watts equally flammable ‘Step Into My World’.
After recruiting Myon & Shane 54 to his Las Vegas ‘Search’ last year, for 2014 Richard has invited none other than Lange to guest mix the third and final ‘Dubai’ disc.
On joining mission: Dubai, Lange says:
“I was very excited to receive the invite to be part of the legendary ISOS series! I’ve really enjoyed putting this mix together; it’s turned out pretty dark and moody, spanning Progressive Trance through to peak time club bangers.”
Over 80 minutes he brings together both the best of the underground with music from some of its scene-wide legends. I.S.O.S. forefather Tiësto’s ‘Just Be’ (in its newly reworked Kris O’Neil form), Andy Moor’s ‘Fade To Light’, ‘Out Of Coverage’ by Bobina and his own remake of ‘A Different Shade Of Crazy’ are just some of the big-name highs. Newer production names shine just as bright, as music from Tangle, Johnny Yono, Danilo Ercole, Dimension and others define and refine Lange’s ‘Dubai’ vision.
‘In Search Of Sunrise 12: Dubai Mixed by Richard Durand & Lange’ brings what MIXMAG calls “the greatest trance series of them all” a new level high. It arrives in stores June 2nd.
Richard Durand with Lange – In Search Of Sunrise 12 (Dubai)
Mix 1. (Richard Durand)
01. Richard Durand – Dubai Desert Fish (Intro Mix) 02. Azotti featuring Bagga Bownz – Day And Night 03. Jeremy Vancaulart, Assaf featuring Laura Aqui – The Space Between
04. Talamanca – Ocean Drive (Savid Remix) 05. Somna & Yang featuring Michele C. – Chasing Stars 06. Kam Delight – Whatever You Like 07. Richard Durand & Cynthia Hall – Shield Of Faith 08. NoMosk & Roman Messer featuring Christina Novelli – Lost Soul 09. Sean Tyas – Take A Moment 10. Rafael Frost & Jennifer Rene – Higher (Hazem Beltagui Remix) 11. Driftmoon – Luminance 12. RAM – Epic 13. Ronny K. vs. Ren – Come With Me 14. Richard Durand – Sambuca 15. Faruk Sabanci & James Dymond – Sphinx
Mix 2. (Richard Durand)
01. Richard Durand – Atlantis (Intro Mix)
02. Gai Barone – Eve
03. IRA & Paulina Dubaj – Better In Time
04. Ruben de Ronde – Forever In Our Hearts (David Broaders Remix)
05. Moonbeam featuring Polina Griffith – I Go On
06. Alex O’Rion – Cocoa (Trance Mix)
07. High 5 featuring Nanje Nowack – Ten Thousand Suns
08. Adam Kancerski featuring Aneym – Into The Light 09. Sunny Lax – Karma 10. Roman Messer featuring Ange – Imagination (Cold Rush Remix)
11. Driftmoon – The Inquisitor
12. ReOrder – Beyond Horizons
13. Elfsong – Seldarine
14. Amir Hussain & Allen Watts – Step Into My World
15. Dimension – On Her Behalf
16. Ferrin & Morris – Amatoria
Mix 3. (Lange)
01. Danilo Ercole – Contact
02. Max Freegrant & Matrey – Hussar
03. Tiësto featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw – Just Be (Kris O’Neil Remix)
04. Dimension – Verano
05. Johnny Yono – The Recluse
06. Andy Moor – Fade To Light
07. Bissen – Quantum (Future Disciple Remix I)
08. Michael Badal – Carnivale
09. Tangle – Firebird
10. Lange presents LNG – Hey! While The Sun Shines
11. Andy Duguid featuring Jaren – History
12. Ari Kyle & Audioscape featuring Simon Latham – Never Far
13. Anske – Vilnius
14. Bobina – Out Of Coverage
15. Anske – Dreamcatcher
16. Lange – A Different Shade Of Crazy (Lange vs Refracture Breaks Mashup)
17. Mateusz – Zeal (In Search Of Sunrise Mix)
18. David Gravell – Melbourne
Bud Light’s new ‘Cool Twist’ aluminum bottle took centre stage on Super Bowl Sunday with the debut of its self-titled TV advert, ‘Cool Twist’. While the ad marked the first time viewers saw the Cool Twist bottle, it also served as the world premiere of ‘Ten Feet Tall’, the forthcoming new single featuring Wrabel, from Grammy Award®-winning producer Afrojack.
During and after the airing of ‘Cool Twist’, up to 500,000 fans who use Shazam were able to access a download of ‘Ten Feet Tall’ courtesy of Bud Light ahead of its US release today, Monday 3rd February. An exclusive lyric video has also gone live on Vevo today to accompany the single.
“Afrojack has an uncanny ability to re-imagine the status quo, and that skill made him the ideal partner to help debut our new Bud Light Cool Twist reclosable bottle,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president at Bud Light. “Viewers who see – and hear – our spot will immediately know the Cool Twist bottle represents something new and unique for the industry.”
“The Super Bowl is one the biggest events of the year and its awesome my new single will be premiered here alongside Bud Light, I’m super pumped!” said Afrojack, who is set release his inaugural album in May via Island Records/PM:AM Recordings.
“Afrojack has proven time and time again that there is no limit to his musical reach,” said David Massey, president of Island Records. “There is no greater platform than the Super Bowl and we are excited to partner with Bud Light to launch Afrojack’s ground-breaking single ‘Ten Feet Tall,’ featuring Islands’ newest signing, Wrabel.”
About Bud Light
Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment.
Grammy Award® winning DJ and producer, Afrojack, is one of most notable and iconic names in electronic dance music (EDM) today. At only 26 years old, he has made a large imprint on the music industry and is a key player in the worldwide explosion and popularity of EDM. In 2013, Forbes magazine crowned him as number 7 on the ‘World’s Highest Paid DJs’ list and this year, The Hollywood Reporter called him ‘a global icon’ set ‘to conquer the world.’ With a 3-year residency at The Wynn under his belt, 2014 will see Afrojack start a new chapter at Las Vegas hot spot and premier club, Hakkasan. This year will also see Afrojack return to Miami as headliner at Ultra Music Festival and give dedicated fans a first taste of his highly anticipated debut album set for release on Island Records this coming May.
Since his debut release for Refune with ‘Million Voices’ back in 2012, Swedish talent Otto Knows has been hard at work and is now back with the follow up ‘ Parachute’ – premiered by Danny Howard on BBC Radio1 on Saturday (17/05).
Back with a bang, ‘Parachute’ encompasses all the elements of a perfect summer dance anthem, with hard-hitting drums, and intense synths laced over cool vocals. Be prepared to hear a lot of this track over the next few months.
With a background firmly rooted in the vibrant underground of his home country, Otto Jettman’s youth spent sneaking into nightclubs soon escalated into a deep love first for DJing and not long later, production. With his rapid ascent through the ranks it was not long before his prodigious talents were noticed by hometown legend and Refune label boss Sebastian Ingrosso.
Taking him under his wing, things have accelerated at breakneck speed ever since. With ‘Million Voices’ setting a new standard for breakthrough debut records, almost an entire year on the road in 2013, and now a new residency at Light in Las Vegas as well as a whole summer of shows for 2014, including Departures at Ushuaia, Ibiza with Axwell^Ingrosso, the road ahead looks to be one of impending success for Otto Knows.’
** apologies due to the error in depicting the flight number. It is MH370. We are trying to fix this once our designer is up and hopefully sober.
Malaysian Airlines; Malaysia’s national flag carrier, which started operating back in 1947 under the extraction, Malayan Airlines had gone through a stunning revolution since its inception developing into the flagship that is Malaysian Airlines today. A remarkable achievement throughout the years saw the Arline achieving gold status with over 100 of groundbreaking awards, which includes World Best Cabin Crew, Asia’s Leading Airline, World’s Best Economy Class Award and much more. Having slated a substantial lost over the years, Malaysian Airline remains as the favourite carrier for travellers around the world.
However, the image was dreadfully tainted when an airplane bearing its symbol was lost over the South China Sea shortly after taking off from its hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang. Flight Malaysia Airlines, MH370 bound to Beijing took off from KLIA at 12:41am (0041hrs) on 8 March 2014 was later reported to have lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control around 2:40am. The Boeing777-200 aircraft, which was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6:30am on the same day has since been missing. The fate of the 227 passengers including foreign nationals (inc 2 infants) together with 12 crew members aboard the aircraft is currently unknown.
The first media statement from Malaysia Airlines was officially released at 7:30am followed by a few more consisting of nationalities, passengers manifest and others but nothing on what could have caused the aircraft to loose contact with the tower. As of 9 March 2014 and more than 12 hours since the aircraft gone missing, the cause of the incident, and the location of the missing flight is still unknown. Search and rescue efforts has since been deployed and carried out throughout the night with several countries including the United States, Japan, Philippines, and Singapore further aiding the Malaysian government in their quest to find the ill-fated aircraft.
Since the aircraft’s disappearance there has been much speculation on what could have possibly gone wrong and yet no conclusion has been achieved since Malaysia Airlines has refused to confirm any reports of the aircraft crashing in the South China Sea as opposed to the claims that has been made by the Vietnam officials. Terrorist attack has also been accounted as one of the many possibilities.
Reports of the plane safely landing in Nanning that first started to circulate the web after the announcement confirmed the lost of signal with the aircraft has since been denied as the plane did not make any landing at any nearby airports. Malaysian Transport Minister has urged the public to stop speculating and allow the officials to continue their search before any conclusion is made.
In China, it has been a very distressing situation for the loved ones as they wait for some positive news that is yet to come and considering the fact that more than 12 hours has past since then, the hope is slowly fading away. The world has united in prayers between the thinning hope while still wishing for some kind of miracle. The fact that two passengers onboard was using stolen passport has further raised concern about a possible sabotage. While the Malaysian authorities refused to indulge in any news until they can confirm that the worse has happened, the officials will continue the search effort until something could be found.
Meanwhile in Vietnam, two oil slick was detected in the sea consistent with the flight’s pattern, which is feared to belong to the Malaysian Airlines’ missing aircraft. However there has not been any signs of crashes or wreckage as off yet. Experts around the world gathers to shed some light over the aircraft that vanished from the radar shortly after taking off. The flight tracking images however shows the aircraft had gone astray from its route before totally vanishing from the radar.