Freebie Friday: Clovis

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The calm before the storm. Tonight has been much anticipated for the past few weeks, and we are just hours away from WORK with Livio & Roby and Clovis with support from our own Jamie Charles and Jared Sanders. Last week we gave away two free Livio & Roby tracks, and today we offer up several free downloads from Los Angeles native, Clovis. You can listen and download the two tracks from the Soundcloud players below.

Guestlist and pre-sale tickets are still available through our website here: Tickets/Guestlist for WORK 02

 Clovis – Merwin

Merwin is a beautifully constructed track bridging the gap between an ambient soundscape and minimal. The drums have a very human feel, which is refreshing compared to many drum arrangements these days, and the pads and synths strike an emotional chord with each and every progression. A thought provoking sample rounds off this minimal masterpiece, and is a perfect track to enjoy before the heavier grooves commence on the dance floor tonight.

Clovis – Monk Enthusiast

Who doesn’t want a little jazz in their life? Monk Enthusiast is Clovis’ bootleg rendition of the 1936 classic Caravan with Thelonious Monk on piano. Taking original elements such as the piano and bass, he puts a more modern dance twist on it rearranging the drums to something more dance floor certified. While the original track Caravan was recorded in the mid 1900’s, it is reminiscent of tracks we enjoy today from artists like Guti. Enjoy this one and let’s take that bassline for a walk.

We look forward to our first event of the year tonight, and couldn’t be happier to have Clovis and Livio & Roby at the helm for the music selection. Enjoy these freebies, and the dance floor awaits. See you there!

Clovis on: Facebook | Soundcloud 

Freebie Friday: Livio & Roby Downloads

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Everybody likes free music. Especially when it’s slick house cuts from the outstanding Romanian duo, Livio & Roby. Over the years they’ve racked up a number of releases on labels like Desolat, Vakant, and Viva Music while maintaining a busy touring schedule around the world. Here are two free tracks that fulfill the pure Romanian style of house and techno.

They’ve recently finished up some shows at BPM Festival, and will be playing at King King next Friday the 23rd for our first event of the new year. Everyone here at 6AM Group is incredibly excited for their LA appearance, and to express our excitement here’s two free downloads from Livio & Roby. Check out the tracks, and ticket/guestlist info is available below.

$10 Pre-sales available here: WORK 02 w/Livio & Roby
Discounted Guestlist: 6AM Group

Livio & Roby on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

The first free download is Livio & Roby’s remix of The Hunted by Timo Maas. A hypnotic groover that holds it’s own in true Romanian fashion. Well-polished drums weave in and out of the production as the entrancing pads add that extra bit of cerebral warmth to the track. You can download this remix in the Soundcloud player above or go to the track here on Soundcloud.

Download Link: Premiesku – Noococ courtesy of XLR8R

The second free download is Livio & Roby’s collaboration with their good friend George G. Premiesku, as the trio is called, stays true to their roots delivering deep house grooves, and are notorious for their live sets using analog gear custom made to fit their style. Noococ is a house bomb that we can imagine being played to a vibrant Ibiza dance floor. Luckily for us, they’ll be bringing warm beats like this to King King next week for us to dance the night away.

Freebie Friday: Drumcell

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Los Angeles based techno guru, Drumcell, has become a household name for techno fans around the world. Working closely with Droid Behavior, and with releases on major labels such as CLR, Drumcell always finds a way to expose the listener to the darker sounds of the genre. Today we offer up a free download of a hidden bonus track that was on the cassette version of his debut album, Sleep Complex. Take a listen and get the free download from his Soundcloud below.

If you’ve ever heard a Drumcell track you’ll recognize his distinct sound that sets him apart from the rest. With an arsenal of tools at his disposal he hones in on his craft and is capable of serving up the most vicious techno as well as some serious dub atmospheres as we see with this Designer (Bonus Track)Designer is an eerie track that has the various elements looming around the sound spectrum. A “calm before the storm” type feeling that hits you hard, and you know deep inside that some serious techno heat is about to be brought to the dance floor.

We’re looking forward to hearing what he has in store for the techno community in 2015, so stay tuned for more amazing music from Drumcell.

Drumcell on Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

 

Freebie Friday: Ruben Mandolini – My Mind

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With releases on Snatch!, Terminal M, and Defected, Ruben Mandolini has a knack for releasing massive dance floor certified groove tracks. Back in November he released “Your Love”, a solid two track EP for Snatch Records, and also included an exclusive free download of a third original track.

My Mind has an infectious groove loaded with different drum rhythms and a chugging bassline sure to make an impact on the dance floor. With the addition of a guitar-ish sounding stab on the break, the arrangement feels complete and ready for action.

Snatch Records had another groove filled year with releasing artists such as Kaiserdisco, Pirupa, and Santos; expect more great releases from the crew this year. Also keep an eye out for Ruben Mandolini who is sure to have another great year representing Italian tech-house.

My Mind is available for free download via the Snatch Records Soundcloud.

Ruben Mandolini on Facebook | Soundcloud

Techno Therapy: Fur Coat Free Download

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Techno Therapy this week comes just in time to celebrate the New Year. Today we bring you an excellent track from the duo, Fur Coat, which they have also so kindly put up for free download on their Soundcloud. A nice little post holiday present right before their NYE show in LA for Minimal Effort’s Black & White extravaganza.

Polyphonic, as the name suggests, is loaded with that warm grit that can be attributed to many polyphonic synths throughout history. The filters ring out when they’re opened up, and Fur Coat utilizes the iconic sound to fatten up the track with many layers making this an intense dance floor tool. Fur Coat is an excellent compliment to the other artists on the lineup, so expect them to lay down some great tracks while they keep the energy going.

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve plans, Minimal Effort still has Tier 4 tickets and Open Bar VIP tickets remaining. Keep in mind it is a ticket only event, but you can go to the link below for more info.

Ticket Info – Minimal Effort: A Black & White New Year’s Eve

Fur Coat on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Mike Huckaby – Free Sample Pack

WH-MIKE-HUCKABY-press-shot-2Techno legend and vintage synthesizer enthusiast Mike Huckaby has, time and again, defined and redefined the techno sound. From the earliest days of his career, he has sculpted, shaped, and pushed the boundaries of underground dance music. While many artists have switched to a predominantly software-based workflow and abandoned much of their “outdated” gear, Huckaby maintains a fully stocked arsenal of analog, digital, and hybrid synthesizers guaranteed to wow even the most seasoned gear heads. Luckily, Huckaby has graciously decided to share his sounds, releasing an exclusive sample pack through groove.de – the pack contains 16 phenomenal wav samples, each with full descriptions of the instruments and synthesizers used to create them. We’re beyond thrilled to have gotten our hands on these amazing synth samples and we hope you will be too!

 

Click here to read more and to download the samples, courtesy of groove.de

Freebie Friday: DAVI Remixes

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With a string of deep melodic releases on Crosstown Rebels, Rebellion, and Ajunadeep, LA based DAVI is building quite the résumé in the city of angels. He’s played alongside some of the best in the industry from the likes of Dubfire, Hernan Cattenao, and John Digweed; with a style that creates a perfect atmosphere regardless of the setting. Over the past few years he has honed his skills both in the studio and behind the decks, and his dedication really shines through with his music. He’ll be playing at Sound Nightclub tonight alongside Behrouz and Tara Brooks, and here’s three free downloads from DAVI to set the mood for the evening. DAVI has offered up some free downloads on his Soundcloud, and you can listen and download the three tracks below. Read more

Freebie Friday: Redshape – Hallo808

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If there’s one thing we know about Redshape, it’s that he has a way of delivering house and techno unlike anyone else out there. The Berlin artist chooses to perform anonymously, embracing a red mask. But don’t let the mask fool you as an overused gimmick; his music certainly reinforces his artist persona. From sets like Circoloco at DC-10, Ibiza to productions being supported by artists such as Cassy, Sian, and Steffi, his sound acts as a puppeteer to the dancefloor.

Redshape offered up an absolutely gritty 808 inspired jam as a free download on Halloween back in 2013. Not for the faint of heart, this is mostly a DJ tool that can be used at disposal when needing to add some serious punch to a set. His ethos has always been about an emphasis on the music, in all aspects. While this is a very dance floor driven track and a giveaway, Redshape has a catalog that stretches far and wide, fully expressing his range as an artist. You can download the track below from his Soundcloud.

 

 

 

Freebie Friday: Justin Martin

Justin Martin EXLAWhen it comes to high quality bass and house music, the Dirtybird crew can be considered master chefs. Luckily for us folks in Los Angeles, they’ve held down a residency this year at Exchange LA with many of their artists coming through to lay down dance floor heat. This Saturday the Dirtybird night includes Justin Martin, Jimmy Edgar, Justin Jay, and Christian Martin. We’re already more than excited, but here’s two free downloads from Justin Martin to help us get in the right mindset for the evening.

RSVP and pre-sale tickets are available on our Events tab.

Just imagining Justin Martin’s rework of Ultraista – Small Talk coming through the sound system at Exchange puts us in a good mood. It’s a fantastic bass heavy rework that has all the essential elements that give it that quintessential Dirtybird feel.

The second free download, Don’t Go (VIP) starts off with an ensemble of strings that rain down from the bass heavens. A beautiful compilation of strings only to fade into the deep bass and groove suited for the dance floor. The download is at the standard 320 bit rate, but head on over to the Dirtybird Drip.fm and there are some more goodies available there. (For a small subscription fee).

A big night ahead this Saturday for the Dirtybird takeover at Exchange. Enjoy these free downloads, and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

Freebie Friday: Premiesku – Despre Ei

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When it comes to minimal, not many do it better than the Romanians. Livio & Roby in conjunction with George G make up the deadly minimal trio known as Premiesku. Deep rolling grooves, sizzling percussion, and waves of textures are all employeed to deliver warm grooves to the dance floor. For this week’s Freebie Friday, here’s a free download of Despre Ei, a track from their Move 4 release this October.

Despre Ei is a well rounded dance floor tool. Minimal percussion and a stinging off kick hat pattern provide the groove, while distant chords hit steadily in the background. Premiesku continues to keep the genre of minimal interesting with their various soundscapes and dub textures.

The trio will also be releasing their third EP this year Monday, December 8th on Desolat. A very strong platform for Premiesku to push their sound and grow as their collective techno collaboration.