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deadmau5 Offers Free Download of “stuff i used to do” with 13 Unreleased Tracks

Today, Friday, February 24, and for one week only, deadmau5 has teamed up with WeTransfer for the release of stuff i used to do, a collection of sixteen previously unreleased tracks.

Download the first 13 tracks now, here. Beginning Friday, March 3 stuff i used to do will be available at all digital retailers, and will include three exclusive tracks.

The collection, which is also available to all via the WeTransfer homepage, comes as a celebration of deadmau5 as an independent artist that can choose to offer free music to his fans at will.

Tracklist:

Messages from nowhere
Digitol
Screen door
Squid
50 something cats
Charlie can’t dance
My opinion
HaxPigMeow
Obsidian
Long walk off a short pier
Support
Superlover
Creep (Alt. version)

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Listen to Global Vibe Radio 043 ft. Alex Font

 

For the latest and forty-third edition of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio we present you an exclusive studio mix courtesy of Valencia-based artist Alex Font.

Alex Font is a musician, producer and DJ, with a style heavily based on classical music, funk, jazz, flamenco, latin and techno-dub. He refers to his principal genre as “The Real House”, a fruit of music evolution that first began more than twelve years ago when he bought his first records and began deejaying at small clubs in Valencia, Spain.

Alex is strongly influenced by the cities of London (where he lived three years and continuously keeps visiting), Berlin and Ibiza, as well as by the the classic house sounds of the main house music schools of New York, Chicago and Detroit, mixing it with a touch of latin, jazz and sounds coming from techno-dub.

Alex is also the founder of his own record label called acmé, which he has introduced to the world with a string of four highly successful EPs featuring himself and more recently Romanian producer Sepp.

Enjoy this exclusive one-hour mix from Alex Font:

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Listen to This Playlist Containing Every Essential Mix of 2016

 

Despite its ups and downs, 2016 was a phenomenal year for dance music, and in particular for the quality of Essential Mixes released on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show.

Midland’s two-hour Essential Mix was crowned as Essential Mix of the Year, an honor that in the past was bestowed to artists such as Ben Klock (2015), Caribous (2014), Eric Prydz (2013 and 2012) and Nicolas Jaar (2011). The rest of the bunch were up there too though, including spectacular renditions from the likes of Âme b2b Dixon, The Chemical Brothers, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin and Rødhåd just to name a few. There is absolutely no doubt that house, techno and the more underground side of dance music commanded the vast majority of Essential Mixes this year, with EDM and its off-shoots receiving less than 10 airplays throughout the year.

We have compiled a special playlist of all Essential Mixes released in 2016 for your enjoyment. As three of them were not available on SoundCloud we included their separate embedded players below also. Enjoy!
 


 
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Marcel Dettmann Releases Free 2016 Edit of “Lattice”

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German techno producer Marcel Dettmann has given his 2008 classic “Lattice” track an updated edit this year, and has nowr eleased it for free to his fans via his official website.

The new version of “Lattice,” originally released on MDR04, is available for stream here. Just click here to download the MP3. This download will be available until January 3rd 2017.

Listen to the original below:

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15 Back-To-Back Sets You Need To Listen To

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Recently Ben UFO expressed his feelings on the importance of back-to-back sets, attempting to tackle the criticism some have thrown at promoters and DJs alike, with claims that b2b billings are a simple marketing gimmick to sell more tickets.

While there is no doubt that interesting back-to-back pairings do catch the attention of event-goers, the words of the highly thought-of British DJ had us looking back in time at some of the best back-to-back sets ever recorded. We have selected fifteen of our favorites that we think you should definitely give a listen to!

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Floating Points b2b Four Tet at Final Plastic People, London – 2nd Jan 2015

 

The Black Madonna b2b Mike Servito – 23rd Jan 2016

 

Luciano b2b Richie Hawtin at Enter, Space Ibiza – 5th Sept 2015

 

Sasha b2b John Digweed at Twilo, New York City – 29th May 1999

 

Drumcell b2b Audio Injection (Cell Injection) at Berghain, Detroit – April 16th 2001

 

Speedy J b2b Chris Liebing (Collabs 3000) at Masonic Temple, Detroit – 19th Nov 2005

 

Ricardo Villalobos b2b Raresh at Kristal Glam Club, Bucharest – 31st Dec 2006

 

Lee Burridge b2b Matthew Dekay at Mamitas, Playa del Carmen – 10th Jan 2015

 

Oliver Koletzki b2b Oliver Schories at Pleinvrees Heroes, Amsterdam – 5th May 2011

 

Pete Tong b2b Eats Everything at Warehouse Project, Manchester – 16th Nov 2013

 

Stephan Bodzin b2b Marc Romboy at Running Wild, Village Underground, London- 13th Dec 2014

 

Ben Sims b2b Truncate at Corsica Studios, London – Dec 2015

 

Speedy J b2b Lucy (Zeitgeber) at Trouw, Amsterdam – 7th Dec 2013

 

Henrik Schwarz b2b Frank Wiedemann for Trouw, Amsterdam – Nov 2014

 

Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff at Sonar, Barcelona – 17th June 2016

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Music Monday: Yoshitoshi Best of 2016 and Best of Classic Remixes Compilations

This Monday we bring you the yearly traditional appointment with Yoshitoshi’s “Best of” compilations, sampled to you via two Minimixes uploaded to SoundCloud.

First up, the label released their Best of Classics Remixes compilation in celebration of 20 years of Yoshitoshi. It must have not been an easy feat to sift through two decades of brilliant releases to narrow down the 10 that would make the cut, but a quick glance at the chosen tracks leaves no doubt as to the high-quality selection process taken by the team at Yoshitoshi. The finished work includes remixes from Nicole Moudaber, Matador, Ambivalent, Paul Ritch and of course Sharam himself, all of which are sampled in the below Minimix on SoundCloud and available for order on Beatport and iTunes.

But that wasn’t all for Yoshitoshi last week, as Sharam’s esteemed imprint set out to release their Best of 2016 short-list. There is no question that the label released some of the hottest house records of the year, including Anthony Attalla’s “F1” and Rony Seikaly’s “The Sword”, both of which we premiered exclusively on 6AM. Other notable tracks on the compilation are Trent Cantrelle’s “Blade” featuring Cari Golden, Vanished’s “Say What” and several releases from label boss Sharam himself. You can pre-order the 17-track compilation, which will be released alongside a continuous DJ mix of all tracks on December 30th, on Beatport.

Read back on our interview with Sharam for our Humble Beginnings series, where he explored his origins in dance music and the journey he has taken to establish his label in the international dance music industry.

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Exclusive Premiere and Interview with Francesca Lombardo

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Francesca Lombardo, a multidisciplinary artist who has established herself as a leader in the dance music community, has announced the sixth release on her Echolette imprint with Birds of Mind’s “Ankara”, out on December 23rd.

Birds of Mind, a Parisian-based duo formed by Alex Heim & Adrian Carreno, takes inspiration from a “close to nature” environment, composing beautifully crafted electronica nourished via organic sounds and ancient refrains, aiming to offer a spiritual, peaceful and loving feeling to listeners.

“Ankara” in its original format kicks off the EP with a decidedly sluggish baseline, dissonant, sliding harmonics and a reassuringly steady beat. This sets the stage for the track’s sheer exoticism, alongside intoxicating oriental strings and Spanish guitars which is sure to transport you to warm weather and beachy vibes.

The five track EP features remixes by NU, Stavroz, Zone+ and Usif, as well as one from Francesca herself, which we are premiering exclusively on 6AM.

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Music Monday: Listen to Joris Voorn’s 2016 Year Mix

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In today’s edition of Music Monday we bring you one of the most anticipated yearly appointments of December: Joris Voorn’s Year Mix!

The Dutch producer has been releasing end-of-the-year mixes for a while now, incorporating classics with tracks he particularly loved throughout the year that just passed. 2016 is no different: a beautifully constructed mix that encapsulates Voorn’s impeccable track selection and mixing skills, with music from Stephan Bodzin, Deetron, Rampa, Baikal, Sasha and many more pieced together for a fantastic journey through the year that has been 2016.

“Like every year, it’s not about the hits, just some great tunes from the last year and maybe even some classics that I’ve been playing a lot this year.

Hope you enjoy!

Merry Christmas” – Joris Voorn

Enjoy it in full below.

Tracklist:

Tourist – For Sarah
Rodriguez Jr. – Mistral (Stephan Bodzin Remix)
Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard – The Ground (Joris Voorn Remix)
andhim – German Winter
Balkia – (DNox Beckers Remix)
Davi – Metropolis
Appolonia – Mouche Ts Ts (Melchior Productions Dub)
Detroit Swindle – Hows Music
Joris Voorn – Dawn (Green Mix)
Granville Sharp – He Knocked Me Down (1807 Dub Mix)
Zimmer x Palace – Saturday Love – (Doorly Remix Instrumental)
Gene Ferris – Black Licorice
Sean Miller – Tiger Spirit
Detlef –  Kinky Tail
Fango – Rectum
Deetron – Endless
Rampa – Necessity
Patrice Baumel – Dum Dum
Paul Woolford – Side Heaven Earth Part 2
Patrick Siech and Sebastian Mullaert (Elt Version)
Be Yokai – Facekissed
Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid
Baikal – Pelicans Flight
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Fuego (Julien Jeweil Remake)
Charlotte De Wit – Sehnsucht
Mark Broom – Quantique
Robin Fett – Trucco (Doomwork Remix)
Jack Master – Bang The Box (Slam Remix)
Citizen Kain Kiko – Meantime Part 1
Kolsch & Michael Mayer – Dogma 1
Sasha – Track 10 (JV Replay Demo)
Josh Butler – Need Me
Lee Walker vs Dj Deeon – Freak Like Me (under_score Remix)
BBE – Seven Days And One Week
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things
Charlie & Hans Zimmer – The Speech

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Tim Hanmann Releases ’25 Hours’ EP Complete With Four Remixes

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Deep and melodic, Tim Hanmann‘s latest EP, entitled 25 Hours, is undoubtedly fitting of KDB Records‘ catalogue. The five-track package includes four distinct remixes by standalone artists of their own, and can be purchased on Beatport.

Hanmann’s original is pulsating and drips with entrancing rhythm ear-catching melodies. The Russian producer delivers a dance floor-ready track that follows perfectly on past release success that has seen him receive support from industry favorites such as Claude vonStroke and Sander Kleinenberg.

The first remix comes courtesy of well-known Brooklyn artist Pattern Drama. His version is lighter than the original, yet still captivates the listener thanks to a series of percussion repetitions, invigorating melodies and synthesized layers.

“25 Hours” receives its second remix by Texas producer Hands Free. The result is a a spacey journey that leaves listeners’ mind to wonder and forget the world around them for a few minutes. Atmospheric and melodic, Hands Free’s remix makes for perfect KDB Records material.

Next up is the turn of Desert Hearts’ veteran Tara Brooks, whose soundscapes have become part and parcel of Burning Man’s far-reaching allure. Her take on “25 Hours” is signature playa tech, peppered with infectious melody and a seemingly never-ending pulsation that will surely have any listener dancing.

Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Jamie Charles takes charge of the last remix on the package, giving it a heavier signature than any of the other version in the EP. Heavy percussions are the name of the game here in this enthralling version of the original, with sparse dark vocals and enthralling hooks left to do the rest of the work to round off this remix as the darkest available in the entire release.

Listen to 25 Hours EP below:

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Premiere: AFFKT Remixes Henry Saiz’s ‘For Days and Nights’

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At the beginning of November 2016, Spanish producer Henry Saiz released For Days and Nights, an EP on his own Natura Sonoris imprint featuring his live band singer Eloy. Saiz created two different tracks using the same vocals but giving them a different approach, showcasing his penchant for sonic exploration in house music and finally making the work available following a successful Boiler Room debut last year.

Now ‘For Days and Nights’ has undergone three total re-works, two from Argentinian artist Shall Ocin, best known for his production releases on Ellum and Hotflush, and one from AFFKT.

Renowned for his ever-poignant cuts and remixes, the Spanish producer’s contribution to the package is truly exquisite. Think layered ethereal melodies, compelling looped vocals and dark chord patterns. You can listen to the premiere of AFFKT’s remix of ‘For Days and Nights’ below:

This latest remix package, also out on Natura Sonoris, will be available on Friday, December 16th.

Track List:

  1. For Days and Nights (Shall Ocin Club Mix)
  2. For Days and Nights (Shall Ocin Dub Mix)
  3. For Days and Nights (AFFKT Remix)

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