Martin Buttrich and Mousse T’s collaboration on Session 1 EP is the result of two legendary producers meeting eye-to-eye for their first original material in over two years. The German production heavyweights are veterans in every sense of the word, with Martin Buttrich acting as the co-head of Desolat with Loco Dice, and Mousse T producing #1 hit singles like the release of “Sex Bomb” on Tom Jones’ Reload LP from 2000. “Sunseeker” kicks off the joint venture with a focal guitar riff that gives off a warm and resonating melody. “Smack Back” on the flip side is another primed dance floor cut, featuring a punchy percussion and gritty chord sequences, throughout. The EP is out now on vinyl, and digitally October 21st.Posted by
A-Trak and Armand Van Helden came together to form Duck Sauce back in 2009 with “Anyway,” and since have been behind chart topping hits like “Barbra Streisand” and “Big Bad Wolf.” With a debut album looming, tonight’s Essential Mix promises to unveil new material from the two, as well highlight some throwbacks from the veteran DJs. Tune in tonight at 1:00 am GMT (UK) / 8:00 pm EST (NYC) on BBC Radio 1 for the two hour segment.Posted by
Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex teams up with half of the duo Odd Parents, Maars, and vocalist Florence Bird on the latest outing for his imprint. “Going Back” is the tech-infused deep house cut that has been played throughout the summer months, which finally sees its release today. Crisp chords and aggressive percussion work wrap around Florence Bird’s hollowed out vocals to make a propulsive dance floor groover. The release comes with a dubbed out version that leaves the vocals behind, giving it a darker and gloomier effect.
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After his recent stop at Output in Brooklyn, Paul Kalkbrenner is slated for a state-side return with his first solo live tour of North America. The six-stop tour will feature his Berlin-inspired brand of techno at notable venues like Webster Hall in New York and Henry Fonda in Los Angeles. In Europe, Kalkbrenner headlines massive festivals and arenas shows, where is he considered to be one of the most sought out electronic music composers of our generation. He plays a style of progressive techno that is melodic and timeless, straying from what’d you’d normally expect from a techno DJ. Full list of tour stops can be found below. (more…)Posted by
One of Bristol’s brightest house DJ’s, Julio Bashmore, is back on the production grind with UK vocalist Jessie Ware. The pair have worked together in the past, this time assembling “Peppermint” — a disco-minded dance floor jam with a set of sultry vocals that loop throughout the track’s play time. This release is more palatable than some of the more raw sounding house music Bashmore has produced in the past, which should serve up some positive reaction from his ever growing fan base. There is no word yet on release date.Posted by
French DJ/producer Agoria has released his much anticipated Scala EP for Dixon & Âme’s Innervisions – his first original work in two years. The title track, “Scala,” has been in constant rotation from the likes of DJ Tennis, Damian Lazarus, Tale of Us, among others. This timeless piece has all the qualities of a stripped down, melodic gem. The track is rich with an emotional melody and features flawless rhythmic progression. The collaboration with Francesco Tristano on “Kick The Peace” is a bit more downtempo, using brooding chords and spacey synths to make a quirky yet mesmerizing release. Original works from Agoria are few and far between, but this EP shows why it’s always well worth the wait.
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In the last year or so, Subb-an has nested himself amongst the underground’s top-tier talents. He often plays alongside Damian Lazarus and his Crosstown Rebels camp, and Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Creations crew. His musical styling is rugged and stripped down, boding flares of techno and deep bass lined house. His Clash mix muses through his favorite cuts over the years and is thoroughly representative of what you’d expect in one of his live performances. Subb-an is in the midst of a North American tour, wrapping things up this week at the iconic Cielo in New York, TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, and the San Francisco-based Beyond Wonderland.Posted by
It was easy to see why Paul Kalkbrenner is one of Germany’s most legendary electronic music acts during his performance last Thursday in Brooklyn. His enormous draw was made evident at first sight of the crowd of hundreds huddled near the entrance of Output’s doors. Last year, Kalkbrenner made his way state side for Sonar On Tour, bringing his famed brand of techno to cities across America — including a performance at Coachella’s Sahara Tent in April. New Yorkers weren’t as lucky, though, as Hurricane Sandy barred the touring festival’s stop at Roseland Ballroom to take place due to catastrophic damage to the city’s infrastructure. His Output debut would mark his first play in New York in three years, making the occasion a no-brainer for any self-proclaimed electronic music connoisseur.
The next single off indie pop band Youngblood Hawke’s debut album Wake Me Up gets the remix treatment from Baltimore native Nacey. “Stars (Hold On)” features a set of resonant melodies and uplifting vocals, providing the groundwork for Nacey to overlay euphoric chord progressions to cast a cut primed for the dance floor. The indie dance offshoot reveals the rising talent’s musical styling — creating music for its utmost audible enjoyment. The remix is set to release tomorrow on Republic Records.Posted by
Throughout Boys Noize’s lengthy career, he’s represented everything between techno and electro, and in the case of today’s Weekend Rewind, old-school, 90′s inspired house. “Adonis,” which was recorded using the German producer’s Roland Tr-909, was released on Sven Väth’s Cocoon Records back in 2011. The track is rich with warm piano lines that build steadily throughout its playtime. The recurrent piano notes lay over a funk-infused bass line, with a high-hat and chanting vocal segment to bring it all together. Groovy is the theme of this throw back, which will forever be slated as a true Boys Noize classic.
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