Win 2 Tickets to COMPOUND 2017 Feat. Perc, Headless Horseman, Developer and dubspeeka

For years the minds behind INCOGNITO, WORK by 6AM, Dirty Epic Productions and Synthetik Minds have been working to forward the underground techno and house music scenes in our home of Los Angeles and beyond.

We have always believed that collaboration unites the creative voices of multiple equal partners who share a common vision and mission to create something that is bigger than the sum of its parts.

It is through years of such collaborative efforts that the four brands now unite their passion and efforts to present COMPOUND 2017 in LA, beginning with our launch event on November 11th, 2017. The lineup hand-picked for COMPOUND’s first outing is one that exudes techno from every pore, calling on the talents of four separate international artists from around the world for a cohesive experience of relentless techno that hopes to be the beginning of a new era for the genre in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Perc Trax founder and boss Perc will be playing his last U.S. set of 2017 with us, joined by a special Live performance by none other than the enigmatic yet pragmatic Headless Horseman. Joining them are Los Angeles’ very own Modularz boss Developer as well as Skeleton head-honcho and Drumcode recording artist dubspeeka, who will be making his West Coast debut for the occasion. On local support, dela moontribe will be making her techno debut with a set that will draw influences from her long-term passion for the genre.

This will be a special 21+ outdoor day-into-night techno event complete with full production, professional four-point sound system, food trucks, craft beer and more. Needless to say an event of this kind deserves the adequate experience to come with it, which is why we have tapped into the internationally-renowned skills of VJ Fader for visuals.

Head here to RSVP to the Official FB event and HERE for tickets.

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Win a Drumcode x ADE 2017 Merchandise Package!

Last week we announced how Drumcode is teaming up with Mary Go Wild to host a special pop-up at the famous Amsterdam store during Amsterdam Dance Event next week.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19th, during Amsterdam Dance Event week. You can drop by for some (free) afternoon ADE vibes. Unannounced signing sessions will take place throughout the day, and rumor has it there’s a secret little Basement Rave going on next door… Keep an eye out on both the brands socials (@drumcoderecords and @marygowildnl) to find out details and times of the activations on the day of.

We will be selecting three (3) prize winners, and each will score themselves:

1 Drumcode Flag
1 Drumcode Bag
1 Drumcode Tshirt (limited edition ADE tee)
1 Drumcode Beanie
Drumcode stickers

For the full Drumcode merchandise catalogue, go to:

The winner will be selected this upcoming Monday. If you will be at ADE we will organize for you to pick the prize up at the Drumcode pop-up shop, perhaps alongside an autograph session with a Drumcode artist. If not, we will have it shipped directly to you at home!

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Win a Pair of Tickets to RADION ADE Thursday | Tresor x BPitch ft. Ellen Allien, DJ Stingray, Fjaak and More

Teaming up to bring you day two of the Amsterdam Dance Event are two of Berlin’s finest exports: BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien and a venue which many would describe as the creators of the city’s club scene: Tresor. Along with RADION and Project Sugar, you’re presented with a surefire forward thinking party.

The evening will feature an impressive collaboration of artists! Micron Audio Detroit label boss DJ Stingray will be there in his trademark ski-mask; the self-dubbed ‘techno boyband’ FJAAK will be performing live; Objekt, the Berliner whose 2016 Tresor mix was described as ‘a window into the very essence of DJing’, the ‘First Lady of Detroit’, the legendary K-hand and the newly founded futura label artist, Russian DJ Inga Mauer will each make their appearance in the uncompromising concrete rooms of RADION.

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Win 2 Tickets to Prototype 062: Droid Prime – Ben Sims, Kobosil, Raíz

On October 7th, Prototype and Droid are teaming up again to bring you two international techno talents to the Arts Los Angeles District at Lot 613. Joining us for the night will be none other than Ben Sims and Kobosil, as well as Droid residents Raíz.

A name that’s firmly steeped in the scene, the UK techno powerhouse that is Ben Sims is as prolific as they come, putting out over 50 releases in what is regarded as some of the most intense and forward-thinking music of recent years in the scene. To parallel his hard driven and unforgettable offerings, he created a handful of his own label imprints, the most esteemed of them being Theory – a label that has garnered heavy support from the likes of heavyweights Marcel Dettmann, Adam Beyer, Robert Hood, and Rolando to name a few off the extensive list. A true pioneer when it comes to performance, his sound is distinctive and beyond intense as he keeps sets constantly evolving through the full utilization of 3 deck mixing and turnable wizardry. His technical skill is high above what you might expect from some of the best techno DJs on the global scene.

Acting as accomplice to Sims for the night is an artist who came and conquered Lot 613 last year, Berlin-born techno hot shot Kobosil. Appearing on the global radar seemingly overnight, Kobosil has proven himself to be a legend in the making. Since putting forth his initial formative releases on his own label RK and the well-regarded label Unterton, he has quickly caught stride, giving even the most veteran techno players a run for their money (this statement is fact checked by a highly revered residency at Berghain). Kobosil’s niche in techno is best described as a combination of hypnotic, ambient, yet delightfully darker and deeper variations of the genre. Opening up the night and setting the mood right will be sure things Raíz.

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Win 2 Tickets to Framework Presents Hector at Sound Nightclub Plus Signed Merch

Influenced by Detroit greats the likes of Carl Craig, Moodymann and his now-friend Stacey Pullen, Vatos Locos head-honcho Hector learned how to DJ at the tender age of 16, soon getting the opportunity of a lifetime while working at the iconic Phonica record shop in London. There he met Loco Dice and Anja Schneider, and secured a spot on their labels (Desolat and mobilee respectively), the perfect launching pad to a career that has seen not stop once since.

He honed his craft as a track selector in the years to follow, eventually launching the Vatos Locos project during BPM Festival, organizing a no-holds-barred party showcasing a selection of quality underrated artists from his home country. Since then he has secured a residency at Marco Carola’s Music On parties at Amnesia Ibiza, has played alongside Detroit Techno legend Stacey Pullen and has gone on to perform at some of the most coveted festivals and clubs in the world, including Time Warp, fabric London, Womb Tokyo, Awakenings, Movement Detroit, New York’s Output and Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles.

It is at Sound that he returns on Friday, September 8th, as part of the Hollywood club’s Framework series that features the most cutting-edge acts in house, tech house, deep house and techno.

Check out the FB event for full info. Tickets available via Ticketfly.

We have teamed up with Sound Nightclub to give away a pair of GA tickets to this night, as well as two signed copies of X: 10 Years Of BPM CD from Vatos Locos boss Hector! To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below.

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Win 2 Tickets to Prototype 059: Droid Prime – Dax J, Cleric, Dean Paul, Ciren

On August 19th, Downtown Los Angeles’ Lot 613 will be hosting the 59th edition of Prototype, a PRIME showcase in collaboration with esteemed Los Angeles techno label and party curators Droid Behavior.

The lineup is big for this one, featuring the hotly-anticipated Los Angeles debut of Dax J, as well as the return of fellow techno stalwart Cleric.

Dax J appeared on the global radar seemingly overnight, taking the electronic music scene by storm in 2015 with the release of his debut album Shades of Black which was named album of the month by Mixmag. In 2016, Dax J kept the momentum going, releasing a slew of epic dance floor heaters on renowned labels Soma Records, Deeply Rooted, Electric Deluxe, and his own Monnom Black. His talent has earned him nominations as best breakthrough artist by Mixmag, Groove, and DJ Mag, as well as recognition on Resident Advisor’s prestigious top 100. He has since continued to set the standard, doing the honors of closing out ADE, and playing a notorious 10 hour set at Berghain. Dax J has an equally impressive summer scheduled, playing at Dekmantel, EXIT Festival, and pretty much every key club in between.

UK techno powerhouse Cleric has been busy putting forth a continuous succession of noteworthy EPs over the past few years, each one maintaining the same euphoric and hard-driven sound, proving himself over and over again to be relentlessly talented. Earning praise, his creative work has been featured on seminal labels including Clergy, ARTS, and Len Faki’s infamous techno imprint, Figure. Setting the tone for this evening will be Droid resident Dean Paul and Technostate programmer Ciren on b2b duties.

Check out the FB event for full info. Tickets available on RA.

We have teamed up with Prototype and Droid to give away a pair of GA tickets to this monster techno event! To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below.

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Win 2 Tickets to Reaktor ADE – NDSM Warehouse Edition ft. Speedy J, Surgeon, Luke Slater, Dasha Rush and More

On Sunday, the 22nd of October, Reaktor Events descend upon the massive NDSM Warehouse on Sunday for a monumental closing of Amsterdam Dance Event. With an additional special lineup announcement to be made in September.

The lineup is massive, and knowing Reaktor events so will be the production, making this one of the truly unmissable techno events of the entire ADE week.

Tickets for the event are on sale already here, but we have teamed up with Reaktor Events to give two (2) lucky 6AM readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event.

To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected at 12pm EST on October 8th.

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Win 2 Tickets to North Coast Music Festival 2017 feat. Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Bonobo and Bob Moses

North Coast Music Festival (Summer’s Last Stand) returns to Union Park in Chicago this Labor Day Weekend September 1st-3rd, 2017.

Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note. This year’s lineup highlights include a back-to-back set by Progressive House giants Eric Prydz and Deadmau5, performances by Bonobo and Bob Moses, hip-hop and rap by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Lil Dicky and Gucci Mane, and appearances y the likes of STS9, Lettuce and Tipper − an eclectic lineup no doubt!

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Win 2 Tickets to AIM Festival in Montreal feat. Âme, Henrik Schwarz, Lee Foss, Nic Fanciulli

One of the most anticipated music festivals of the year is coming this July, and we are giving away a pair of tickets to it! We are talking about AIM Electronic Music Festival,to be held on July 14-16 at the Carillon Park in the municipality of St-André-d’Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada, less than an hour from Montreal.

Now on its 3rd year, the event promises to be a fun 3-day event showcasing some of the renowned artists in the electronic music scene in a refreshing outdoor environment. Over 50 artists will be featured on the AIM Electronic Music Festival lineup this year, including both DJs and live groups. These include Henrik Schwarz, Âme, Guy J, Dennis Ferrer, Lee Foss, Nic Fanciulli, John Talabot, Nastia, Anabel Englund, Peter Power, Simon Patterson, Mark Sixma,  Guy Mantzur, Sean Tyas, Gai Barone and many more, including local Canadian artists.

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Win 2 GA Tickets to Prototype 057: Droid PRIME – Matrixxman, Randomer, Raíz + RUSE Techno

On June 30th, Downtown Los Angeles’ Lot 613 will be hosting the 57th edition of Prototype, a PRIME showcase in collaboration with esteemed Los Angeles techno label and party curators Droid Behavior as well as fellow techno outfit RUSE Techno.

The lineup is big, with new to the scene heavy hitters Matrixxman and Randomer both making their Prototype debuts. Matrixxman’s steady growing discography on imprints like Dekmental, Ghostly, and Delft bring futuristic yet analog and acidic elements to the dance music genre. Big label releases and crushing performances at festivals around the world have put Matrixxman in high demand through out the DJ circuit. UK’s Randomer makes another fine addition to the Prime/Prototype roster of guests. This extremely talented and diverse producer has released his interpretations of techno and bass music on a wide range of labels including Hemlock, Hessle Audio, Clone and L.I.E.S. As a performer his ability to convincingly stitch together modern bass, 4 on the floor and broken beat tracks throughout his sets is second to none. Droid residents Raiz will be joined by the RUSE DJs Template & Kglndo to set the pace with style and grace.

Check out the FB event for full info. Tickets available on RA.

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