Nicole Moudaber has worn several different hats in this industry — working as a promoter, label manager, and now label owner for Mood Records — but her clear strength lies in production and DJing. Both because of the reliable quality of her production and rapid pace at which she releases music (more than 5 EPs under her belt in 2012 alone), she’s earned the title in many circles of the unofficial empress of her genre. As a DJ, she leans heavily on many of techno’s customary frameworks while filling clubs and festivals with her spirited personality and straightforward bass lines. As a producer, her work has shown a laser-like focus on a pure breed of techno — you’re not going to find deviations from minimal on Believe. Her mentorship from Carl Cox and close work with labels like Kling Klong and Waveform indicate just how intentional this is.
Ultra Europe has upped the ante with six further additions to the three-day debut in Croatia from July 12 through 14. The likes of Chase & Status, Cazzette and Deniz Koyu will join headliners Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren & Avicii across the two day spree at Poljud Stadium in Split, adding further spots from Adam Beyer and Yousef to extend the eclectic line-up. On top of the main event action, Aussie sisters Nervo will accompany Steve Aoki, Dada Life and Erick Morillo for the festival’s exclusive beachside finale at the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar Island. Set to stir more than 40,000 attendees and bringing UMF TV along for the ride for those unable to make the trip, Ultra Europe looks to successfully extend the reign of Ultra to pastures blue and gold this summer.
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Of all of the events I was scheduled to attend this year, the Hotflush Recordings showcase was one I’d probably been looking forward to the most. I’d been closely following Scuba since Personality and George Fitzgerald since his 2012 Child EP. Already in 2013, the pair have popped up for a killer 70 minute Boiler Room set and George has obliterated the Radio 1 airwaves with his January Essential Mix. This same b2b setup in Miami would fill my giddy fangirl tendencies, but it was also WMC’s worst-kept secret that Adam Beyer would be joining Cirez D as two very special guests of the label.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
It’s hard to believe that it took Pacha NYC this long to bring the Swedish techno icon Adam Beyer to their storied dancing facility. For almost two decades, the man has been pioneering a relentless spree of banging tech house and techno, using his Drumcode label as the driving force behind his quest to showcase the works of legends and rising stars alike. Last Saturday he graced the decks of the West 46th street location with a marathon set that lasted into the early hours of the morning. Read past the break to hear how it all went down. (more…)Posted by
“Memesis,” a bit of a package deal with Len Faki’s remix of the Beyer & Fitzpatrick‘s 2011 smasher “Human Reason,” is out this week on Drumcode. “Memesis” is about as dark as techno gets. We’ve got dramatic synth stabs and droning basslines to deliver a full-on assault to your more shadowy senses. Crossing our fingers we hear this one in a set soon. Click through for a stream on YouTube and your Beatport purchase link.
Swedish producer/DJ, Adam Beyer, the man behind the prestigious techno imprint Drumcode, rounds out the year with a final year-end mix. For the third year in a row, Beyer has compiled an assortment of the label’s biggest and best tracks, along with some new up-and-coming material to “spice things up a little bit.” The mix features works from established names like Alan Fitzpatrick and Gary Beck, and rising stars such as Manic Brothers and Jay Lumen. Jump past the break for full tracklist.
Nicole Moudaber‘s latest EP Sonic Language is out today on Adam Beyer’s seasoned techno label Drumcode. The Nigerian standout has included two tracks on this sampling of classic techno heaven — “The Road to Transformation” and the title track, “Sonic Language.” “Sonic Language,” the darker of the two tracks, seems to nicely complement and round out the slightly lighter taste left by “The Road to Transformation.” Sonic Language offers a strong follow-up to her last EP The Journey Begins produced with Victor Calderone and released back in August. This EP offers dark, pulsing techno grooves that breath new life into older and more traditional techno sounds while still maintaining the elements of the genre fans have come to know and love.
Take a listen to previews below.