Digging Deeper with John Norman

“Firmly rooted in Detroit sound, but holds the mark of the Canadian landscape,” according to Faze Magazine, Toronto’s John Norman has just released his highly-anticipated debut on Todd Terry’s Terminator Records. “Withdrawal” showcases  his blend of driving-hypnotic techno to excellent result.

6AM had the chance to chat with John ahead of the single release, which comes out tomorrow September 22nd on Beatport and other select music stores.

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Claude VonStroke Discusses the Dirtybird Campout on the Rave Curious Podcast

The annual Dirtybird Campout has become a major event on the West Coast festival circuit, thanks to a programming that sees it present every shade of the label’s beloved sound — from house and techno to bass and hip-hop — and combining it with adult updates on good old-fashioned summer camp activities (sexy musical chairs, anyone?).

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke sat down with the Rave Curious Podcast to reveal a couple of surprises he has in store for this year’s gathering. He also offers up advice on how to make it as a musical entrepreneur and explains the back and forth it took him to arrive at his destination as one of America’s most successful DJ/producers.

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Q&A: Tim Engelhardt Talks America, Studio and Live Setup while on Debut United States Tour

One of Cologne’s youngest and brightest electronic music stars on the rise, Tim Engelhardt didn’t crash the scene out of nowhere, but started his path as a young kid, first trying to rewrite the piano pieces he had to practice at the tender age of eight, already showcasing the creative and musical mind that would eventually lead him to become the respected and prolific electronic music producer he is today.

Tim discovered the music of Robert Babicz early on and, under his influence and mentorship, became churning out track after track, growing his portfolio with plenty of releases on labels such as Traum Schallplatten, WIR, Babiczstyle, Amuse Gueule, Ostwind Records, Popart Music, Playmusic Productions, Parquet Recordings, Manual Music and Steve Bug’s iconic Poker Flat Recordings – all in just four short years, before eventually showcasing his music on imprints such as Dixon’s Innervisions and Cityfox.

Currently in the midst of his debut USA Tour, Tim took the time to talk with us in between his successful debut at Cityfox in New York and his stop at Chicago’s Spybar for 3feetdeep tomorrow night.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 078 feat. Sandy Turnbull

For this week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio we welcome Galleria Records boss Sandy Turnbull, who has fast become a prolific artist in recent times, his distinctive Disco House fusions championed by the likes of Derrick Carter and Groove Armada to Soulclap, Mark Farina and Sonny Fondera, among others.

Listen too the mix below and read on for both track list and our exclusive chat with the Sheffield lad as he reveals his exciting new “Night Talk” series.

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Digging Deeper with VONDA7

Hailing from Poland but living in Berlin, there is serious buzz around VONDA7 at the moment. Not only has she previously had releases on labels such as RUMORS and Second State, but 2017 has been a key breakthrough period for her, with her debut on Last Night On Earth, the EP Decompression dropping earlier in the year.

Decompression was championed all over, gaining support and playtime everywhere from BPM to Ibiza, with Sasha also picking her as one of his “New Names” for 2017 for Pete Tong on Radio 1. With recent releases on Virgin EMI and Lauter Unfug, she’s a chameleon producing tracks that both indie and heavyweight labels are loving, but her signature nod to Detroit mixed with trippy techno remains always present.

More recently she has debuted on Kneaded Pains with Cuckoo Nightthe start of another exciting chapter for her. Listen to the brand-new release below and read on for our exclusive interview with VONDA7.

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Q&A: Jon Rundell Explains Why He Switched To Free Streaming to Democratize Music Sharing

Jon Rundell‘s new release “Poetry” marks a controversial new direction for the British producer, DJ and label owner, as he seeks to challenging the status quo by giving away his music and the individual parts to them for free.

The moves is complete counter-current to the way the industry has been operating for years. Rundell has decided enough is enough. Increasingly frustrated with the underground music industry’s general resistance to change across the board, he’s decided to ditch the traditional DJ-only focused way of releasing music for multi-platform streaming, ensuring free to listen (in both senses) access to his tracks and even encouraging remixing in fans’ bedrooms across the world by releasing individual parts to this new track.

How? Rundell has decided to revive his own ETCH label to release a brand new single entitle “Poetry,” the first of a series that will see the label churn out tracks that will go straight to Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube. Each track will be available for free download on SoundCloud, with its parts also available for download to make it easier for aspiring & professional producers to remix it or do whatever they want with them. Eventually, Rundell plans to keep an eye open for anything that may stand out to him from the result of his project and, if appropriate, release it in the same way on the label.

Rundell has been around for years, and this is in a way how he has decided to give back to the younger demographic of dance music fans that he knows have been coming out to party and dance to his music.

6AM caught up with the producer to get more details about the project and how it came about.

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Dubfire b2b David Guetta: A Friendship that Transcends Time and Music Genres

Some of the best friendships are often the ones hardest to explain, which can seem to be the case with David Guetta and Ali Shirazinia, commonly known by his stage name Dubfire.

Yet, a quick glance at the past and you can instantly spot where their paths crossed and their friendship began, born out of musical respect, as well as an instant personal connection. In a recent interview for a forthcoming Dubfire documentary, the two stars sat down with Pacha Magazine and explained the origins of their lasting friendship, which began roughly ten years ago when Deep Dish and David Guetta swapped duties for remix projects on each other’s music.

It all startedwhen Deep Dish added their twist to David Guetta’s “The World Is Mine,” whilst the French start remixed the duo’s iconic “Flashdance,” setting the two stars on a personal friendship that remains strong to this day.

It’s safe to say that since that time both of the artist’s sounds have changed. The Deep Dish project was put on hold for several years before it was picked up again a couple of years ago, although Dubfire remains focused on is solo career more than ever. Guetta went on to collaborate with some of the world’s biggest pop and hip-hop artists, becoming one of the biggest EDM artists in the world.

When it is all said and done, however, Guetta credits the Deep Dish remix as a really important part of his early career:

“I was really huge in France but I was struggling at a international level,” said Guetta. “It was the first time my record was playing everywhere because they were really hot at the time — so I’m really thankful for that.”

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Digging Deeper with Afrobrotherz

Afrobrotherz are a young and upcoming duo making waves on the South African dance music scene with their organic beats and stunning melodies. With their Drumsoul Music EP out now on Afrocentric Records, 6AM say hello.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 075 feat. Love & Logic

Love & Logic is the DJ duo/ production outfit made up of NYC based DJs Chris Love and AB Logic. With a lifetime of experience behind the turntables, and as co-owners of SOUP NYC, Love & Logic are staples in the underground house and techno community of New York City and the United States. The duo currently hold an official monthly SOUP DJ residency at the city’s world-renowned Cielo nightclub, and make regular appearances at the highly regarded Output and TBA venues, all on top of having cracked into the festival circuit with a monster set at NYC’s 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival.

Love & Logic released their debut single “Righteous Way” on the world famous King Street Sounds record label and haven’t looked back since. 2015 saw massive records from Love & Logic including hit singles “Big Booty Bitches” on Riva Starr’s Snatch! Recordings, and “Bicycle Seat” on the storied Guesthouse Music label. In 2016 they released their single “Hot Business” feat. Derrick Carter, on their own SOUP label, in addition to a massive EP on Junior Sanchez’s Brobot Records.

This week they are the guests on our Global Vibe Radio podcast, and took the chance to chat with us about their career and more. Listen to the mix below and read on for the exclusive interview and full track listing at the end of the article.

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Digging Deeper with Audiojack

Leeds grown and Ibiza based, Audiojack are a duo who have built a sterling reputation over the last decade as DJs, producers, remixers and label owners. With music on labels the likes of 2020Vision, Hot Creations, Tsuba, Leftroom, Get Physical and Culprit and remixes on Moon Harbour, B-Pitch Control and Diynamic, there is no doubt that Audiojack are one of the current most respected producing acts amongst their peer.

The duo have been mainstays on Ralph Lawson’s 2020Vision recordings for over a decade where they released their debut album Radio, and several bestselling EPs including Get Serious and No Equal Sides. Audiojack also signed to Jamie Jones’ infamous Hot Creations label, debuting with the heavily played Vibrate EP, which features their good friend and vocalist Kevin Knapp on vocals; one of many collaborations between the transatlantic trio.

Running their own dance floor focused label Gruuv for over five years has provided an alternative home for their original music. EPs such as Stay Glued and These Days, which include their rework of Jaydee’s classic ‘Plastic Dreams’ were received to critical acclaim. The label has also garnered a reputation for nurturing the best talent, new and old, and counts Emanuel Satie, David Mayer, Marc Romboy, Dachshund, Hugo, David Pher, A1 Bassline, Hermanez and Black Loops amongst its regular releasing artists.

More recently the duo have enjoyed musical outputs on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, as well as the revered mobilee imprint of Anja Schneider and Ralf Kollman. We caught up with Audiojack as they were in the midst of their U.S. tour with a stop in our home city of Los Angeles.

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