Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 096 feat. Pablo Bolívar Live at R33 Barcelona

This week’s GVR episode comes from Spanish producer and DJ Pablo Bolívar, who was born in Santander and is now based in Barcelona.

The Spaniard has gone from strength to strength throughout his career, with releases on Regular, as well as on Curle Recordings, Galaktika Records, Desolat, Justified Cause as well as via his own labels, Seven Villas and Avantroots, also remixing the likes of Gui Boratto, Mario Basanov, When Saints Go Machine, Gorge, Parov Stelar or Juana Molina to name a few.

Listen to the mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for our exclusive chat with Pablo, which dates back to the December Christmas period.

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Digging Deeper with Silky

UK born Uttam Shah, better known in the world of electronic music as SILKY from his label imprint Faceless recordings with productions in notable labels such as No.19, OFF Recordings, My Favorite Robot, and his latest on Timo Mass’ Rockets & Ponies where he shares an EP with James Teej (scroll below for preview link).

Currently based in Los Angeles, SILKY is aiming to make a strong statement in 2018 after taking a much needed break for most of 2017 to clear some of his mind, we sat down with the British bred talent over the course of an afternoon where he shares his journey and career that has spanned more than 15 years and how he has coped with the inevitable changes in the electronic music and DJ industry. SILKY is a vinyl-loving artist with rare old school mixing techniques and deep crate selections that only serve to amplify his roots in early house and techno, our exclusive Facebook Live showcase will feature SILKY mixing live on Vinyl so be sure to tune in Tuesday, Jan 16th via our FB Page.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 094 Feat. Ant LaRock

The first GVR of 2018 comes from house music producer and DJ Ant LaRock, whose 2017 saw him release on Todd Terry’s InHouse Recrds, Brobot, Dopewax, SOUP NYC and ready up for a second SOUP NYC release alongside Devon James and out on Jan 11th, 2018.

Enjoy the one hour mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for our interview with Ant and full track listing at the end of the article!

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 093 feat Carl Bee

The Christmas week 2017 Global Vibe Radio guest mix comes from the Mediterranean island of Malta, located in between Italy and the northern coasts of Africa. The island has an effervescent music scene that has been exploding as of recent, and guest Carl Bee is a perfect testament of that.

Carl has been busy in the studio in 2017 with releases on Saved Records, Lapsus Music, Lost Records, Time Has Changed, 303 Lovers, CR2 and Deep Visionz Recordings and regular support from artists such as Dubfire, Groove Armada, Nic Fanciulli, Claude Von Stroke, Marco Carola, Josh Butler and many more. The end of the year has seen him release an EP on Carl Cox’s Intec, with a second scheduled for release on ABODE in January of 2018.

Kind enough to provide us a live recording from BLACK at The Playground Club in Malta, Carl also took the opportunity to chat with us a little about Malta and what is going on with his life currently.

Download the mix for FREE here and read on for the interview.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 089 feat. ONYVA

The first Global Vibe Radio mix of December 2017 comes from Manchester, England and is courtesy of ON IT Recordings label chief ONYVA.

Stream it below, download it for FREE here and read on for our exclusive interview with him as well as full track listing at the end of the article!

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Q&A: Bristol Duo Apexape Talk Ahead of What’s Up EP on Nothing Else Matters

 Apexape are an immensely talented DJ and production duo on the rise. With inspiration taken from Bristol’s thriving drum and bass, house and hip-hop scenes, they’ve forged and created a unique sound that blends their influences for fast paced and evocative DJ sets packing a real punch.

With support from the likes of Eats Everything, Camelphat, Rudimental and Disclosure, Apexape have gone on to play mammoth festivals including Glastonbury, Festival No.6, Budafest, Beatherder and Bestival during the warmer summer months, and Snowbombing in the winter.

Following a break-through 2016 year, Apexape have continued on their quest to introduce more and more ears to their brand of electronic music, working hard in the studio on a series of remixes for a whole host of artists from Emeli Sande to Offaiah, and their own productions on labels such as Eton Messy, Nothing Else matters and the legendary Strictly Rhythm.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 088 feat. Lee Van Dowski

As we near the end of the year we bring you a special edition of Global Vibe Radio with none other than veteran producer and DJ Lee Van Dowski, recorded live at Logika in Italy on November 18th, 2017.

It may perhaps be faster to list the labels Lee hasn’t produced on, but at a quick glance we find his resume including imprints the likes of Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Suara, Mobilee, Tronic, Bedrock, Soma, Snatch!, Octopus, Mood, Mute, Rebellion, Noir, Rekids, Cadenza, Bpitch control and many more.

Enjoy the mix, download it for FREE here and read on for our exclusive interview with Lee!


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Digging Deeper at ADE with GNTN

GNTN are an emerging DJ & Production techno duo from the Ruhr Area in Germany.

Marcel and Jan both grew up around Dusseldorf, and then decided to join forces in 2014 upon realizing they shared equal passion for music production and electronic music, and in particular for melodic-influenced techno.

After securing sets in cities like Cologne, London or Dusseldorf they soon discovered their musical direction and found support from some of the biggest names of the scene, including Felix Kröcher, Joseph Capriati, Drumcomplex and more. On December 15th GNTN will release their latest studio work via Moonbootique Records, soon to be available on the label’s Beatport page.

We sat down with them during last month’s ADE to talk about their past year and what’s ahead for them in 2018.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 087 feat. Grensta

This Thanksgiving we travel to the San Francisco Bay area for our weekly appointment with Global Vibe Radio. Our guest is Grensta, a young artist catapulted to the scene after winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project, with personal music releases since on labels such as Psycho Disco, Perfect Driver, Nite Records and Sleazy G.

Listen to the mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for our interview with Grensta and full track listing at the end of the article.

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Q&A and Premiere: One Child Policy Discusses His Debut EP on VRV, His Asian-American Heritage and Favorite LA Food Spots

Out on Los Angeles based VRVOne Child Policy‘s debut introduces the electronic music world to a new and distinct sound. Featuring a yin and yang selection of tracks, Cultural Transmissions (order here) contains productions that are both club-ready and cerebral in nature, kinetic and moving while simultaneously exercising the mind into new dimensions.

One Child Policy (1CP) is a project born out of the LA’s colorful San Gabriel Valley Chinese area, a fusion of sorts that sees the amalgamation of electronica with a background of classical music, electrical engineering and sound design. The results are peculiar, in a most positive way, with distorted vocals, mind-bending synth leads, gritty yet warm percussions and an overall atmospheric aura that carries through all his tracks.

We had a chat with the man behind the project to talk about his roots, favorite Los Angeles food spots and the journey that took him here: the release of his debut on one of LA’s most recognized labels, from which we are premiering the track “Chase The Dragon.”

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