Music Monday: Listen to the 12hr fabric Takeover of Rinse FM ft. Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz & More

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Start your week proper with an entire 12 hours of top-tier underground house and techno from some of the biggest names in the international touring circuit.

This past Saturday, 3rd of September, fabric London took over Rinse FM for 12 hours as part of the current #savefabric initiative to save the club from closure. The venue is facing an official review of its license by the local Islington Council and Metropolitan Police as a result of two overdose deaths that prompted local officials to close the club indefinitely pending the aforementioned incoming review. Recently, London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has weighed in with an official statement replying to the #savefabric petition that has been doing the rounds to urge him to intervene in ensuring the club isn’t permanently shut down.

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Download KiNK’s Latest EP for FREE!

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Who doesn’t like free music? Fans of Bulgarian producer KiNK can now enjoy his latest EP, recorded in Paris’s Red Bull Studios, for free.

The artist, known for his impressive live performances, is now the eight artist to put out a free EP produced at the Red Bull Studios, on the footsteps of producers such as Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and Feadz.

“I made a conscious decision to limit myself,” he confides, “and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favorite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.

The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”

The EP is some brilliant KiNK work, the ultimate result of a true and long improv session rather than strict programming. With “Naive” listeners experience jazz-tinged electro-pop nugget carried by Rachel Row’s voice, a regular collaborator of the Bulgarian artist. On the other hand, “French Affair” is a more club-ready and instrumental-filled house track, both combining for a strong EP that is pure KiNK classic.

The whole EP has been made available as a free download via SoundCloud below:

H/T: Red Bull Studios

Download Free Deep Tech Grooves from the Fuse London Crew

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Low ceilings, seductive vibes, and deep rolling grooves –  These are a few things that come to mind when thinking about the iconic crew that is Fuse London. Over the years Fuse and their respective residents have been on a mission to deliver a sound and clubbing brand that is rivaled by few, and as we approach the end of 2015 it is safe to say they have accomplished this. From London to Ibiza, and many cities far and wide, Fuse has left their mark on the global dance circuit.

Fuse London has offered up an early holiday gift to their fans, with a signature deep tech and tech house release available for free download. Enzo Siragusa, seasoned raver and generally wizard of dance floor debauchery, is at the helm with his track Dungeons and Dragons. Per usual, there’s an emphasis on the low end and percussions, with melodic dub textures finding their way into the arrangement every so often. Fellow Fuse resident, Rich NxT, steps up with Nonot, a vibe setting track well suited for the early evening attendees on the dance floor. Splinter is the gift from Seb Zito, and it’s absolutely loaded with hypnotic textures, a heavily modulated bass, and body swaying percussions that sum up the Fuse vibe perfectly. The complimentary EP is rounded off with a ten minute journey of a track by none other than Archie Hamilton. Ebb and Flow does just that; elements coexisting and playing off each other in a fun lighthearted way give this deep tech workout considerable value for the dance floor.

Enjoy the free downloads courtesy of Fuse, and make sure to stay connected with the label moving into the New Year.

Connect with Fuse: Facebook | Soundcloud 

Stream the Maceo Plex Essential Mix for 30 Days through the BBC

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“What I’d like for the listeners to gather from this Essential Mix is a closer look at all the musical soundscapes that inspire my own productions. As well as an intimate portrait of my roots stretching back to the early 90s when I began. Instead of playing all the newest unreleased hits, I’ve woven old and new music that I feel will grow on the listener the more they listen to it.” – Maceo Plex 

Maceo Plex’s Essential Mix recently aired on BBC Radio 1, with the mix fully embracing the ethos surrounding the established BBC mix series. Maceo Plex displays an excellent sense of selection throughout the essential mix, dropping many releases from his label, Ellum, a handful of white labels, as well as synthetic techno anthems like Voiski’s Wax Fashion and Wasp Factory by Rex the Dog.

As of November 7th, you can stream the Maceo Plex Essential Mix for 30 days on the BBC Radio 1 Website.

Free Download: Hot Since 82 – Voices


“A cheeky free download for the summer sun.” That’s how Hot Since 82 describes his recent track Voices that he’s made available for free download via his Soundcloud.

Voices is the type of track that is sure to have crowds going wild. An infectious groove starts the track off with a very faint synth melody teasing it’s way into the spectrum, and halfway through the first break Hot Since 82 teases in the classic Voices Inside My Head sample from The Police. The rest of the arrangement is filled with appropriate moments of calm and a dynamic rhythm, and is done with a touch of class that Hot Since 82 knows so well.

Hot Since 82: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Freebie Friday: Hernene – Rainy Dayz

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If you’ve ever visited or lived in LA you’ll know how rare it is for us to get any rain at all through out the year. In light of the last day and 1/2 of gloomy weather and cold showers we picked a track title that truly fits the vibe.

Hernene, a Los Angeles based producer, delivered us a proper tune which was featured by XLR8R as a free download and we found it quite appropriate to share this with our fellow music lovers. The sound derives from what we would consider “true deep house” with a nice touch of jack-liftin beats (yes we just made it up) that gives you a sense of hope that the rain will soon fade to bring some normalcy back to the city of angels. Enjoy this fine cut and stay dry!

Follow Hernene: Facebook

Free Download: Plastikman – EXhale (Sonar Live Mix)

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Richie Hawtin will go down as one of the most influential visionaries of our generation. While there are many prolific artists that helped establish the scene, Richie Hawtin has played a major role in shaping the cultural and musical landscape that we live and breathe every day. From showcases at the Guggenheim to marathon sets world-wide, nothing is off limits for Mr. Hawtin.

His most recent endeavor manifests in the form of the CNTRL Tour in which he and fellow esteemed artists travel through the United States visiting college campuses spreading the good word about technology and techno culture. Tomorrow night marks the grand finale of the CNTRL 2015 Tour, and to honor this day we’re sharing the free download of his Plastikman EXhale recording live from Sonar 2014. EXhale is a truly minimal gem encompassing abstract sounds and textures, coming together to form one cohesive piece of electronic music.

The official CNTRL Closing Party will be taking place at the Hollywood Palladium with special guests Chris Liebing, Victor Calderone, Ean Golden, and Lee K. After a long tour across the United States we expect this one to end in grand fashion.

CNTRL Closing Party: Tickets | Information

Freebie Friday: I’ll House You (Einzelkind Edit)

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If you’ve been on a dance floor at all the past 10 years it’s highly probable that you’ve heard the iconic “I’ll house you” vocal sample. It’s one of the best dance floor vocal samples for a DJ to use at his/her discretion, and never fails in injecting feel good vibes to the party. For Freebie Friday today we share with you the jackin’ edit of I’ll House You by Einzelkind.

Einzelkind takes the original track from Jungle Brothers and turns it into a certified groover. Where the original utilized classic chord stabs, Einzelkind’s edit strips everything back relying heavily on a forceful and jackin hat groove. Between a deep saturated kick, the hats, and the iconic vocal sample you have all the ingredients for a perfect club track.

Enjoy the free download, and test it out on a dance floor near you this weekend.

Freebie Friday and EP Preview: PILO

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The pilomotor reflex, most aptly known as goosebumps is exactly what happens when you listen to music that sends shivers down your spine. For Freebie Friday today we present a track from PILO in preparation for his forthcoming release on Boysnoize Records.

PILO has been consistently releasing truly original tracks from day one and his Forthcoming EP Sentimental Schematics is simply proof that he has no where to go but up. The featured track on the EP, Memory Loss, (which is to premier via Nest HQ) is the very definition of what makes PILO’s music so authentic. With a variation of resonating techno sounds, oscillated dissonance, and an earsplitting kick drum, it’s hard to believe one can actually turn such contrasting elements into such a melodic tune that still retains its sense of originality.

The entire EP will be available worldwide on Boysnoize Records April 20th. Grab your free download of User Image below, and preview Memory Loss from PILO’s new EP here.

PILO: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

PILO – User Image [To Download: Follow the free download link from the player, and click Filet Mignon #3]

 

Freebie Friday: Mario Polanco

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We go coast to coast for Freebie Friday this week. EndlessLove Recordings is a New York label and they’ve recently offered up two free downloads from their roster. Mario Polanco aka M.P.C serves up two excellent slices of deep grooves that can be utilized in a variety of situations. From the warm up, to the after, to the sun soaked terraces these are two tracks you want in your arsenal. These free downloads will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to grab your copies.

Endless Love Recordings on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Official Site
M.P.C on: Soundcloud

M.P.C – Breaking Point

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