Listen to Nina Kraviz’s Return to the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

The Russian producer’s second Essential Mix features plenty of new techno, electro and acid selections from her трип (Trip) label alongside tracks from the likes of Blawan, Speedy J, Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram, Overmind, user48736353001 and Hieroglyphic Being.

Enjoy Nina Kraviz’s new Essential Mix via two streaming options below or via the BBC Radio 1 iPlayer here:

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Premiere: Listen to Black Girl / White Girl’s “Technobodi” on UK’s Twisted Fusion

Black Girl / White Girl leads us into the fall with this explosive tech house track, a hard-hitting debut on UK’s Twisted Fusion label.

Released October 13th ahead of Amsterdam Dance Event, and available for pre-order on Beatport, “Technobodi” exudes heavy peak time tech vibes throughout, sure to delight dance floors and become a proper future club anthem through the fall.

It’s been a busy year for Black Girl / White Girl. Since their first release of the year in January on Roush, the pair have gone on to release on Max Chapman’s Resonance Records and Lapsus as well as seeing their track “Acidulous” receive support from Hector Couto, Marco Carola and Yousef to name a few.

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CRSSD Festival Offers WeTransfer Content Bundle

CRSSD Festival has partnered with the world’s leading file transfer platform, WeTransfer and gifted fans with a free batch of content in honor of their Fall 2017 event that took place this past September 30 and October 1.

Some of CRSSD’s most compelling artists provided some music for the project, as well as some more unique offerings such as Phantom’s infamous Vodka Soda drink recipe, Alex Wax’s signature vegan Pasta al Pomodoro recipe, and a sake cocktail recipe from Richie Hawtin’s own ENTER.Sake brand. Additionally, music from Hot Since 82, Lane 8, Patrick Topping, Jax Jones, Elohim, Prok & Fitch, Lee K, Hito, Elohim, and Cooper Saver were available to download for free through the WeTransfer platform.

CRSSD has emerged as a crown jewel in the festival circuit with some of the best DJs and live acts in the world performing in an unmatched waterfront location and endless amenities including gourmet food, craft beer and cocktails, and an impressive After Dark late-night party series. This year’s fall edition was no different as it has solidified CRSSD’s position as one of America’s premiere destinations for music devotees.

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Premiere: Listen to Titonton Duvante’s Remix of Minimono’s “The Other Day” on Veniceberg

The 4th Veniceberg Records installment comes from the Italian duo Minimono. Two minimal unreleased cuts from 2008 paired to very special remixes from heavyweights Titonton Duvante and Mike Shannon. A must have, of which we are premiering one of the remixes for you exclusively below.

All tracks written and produced by Ennio Colaci and Fabio Corcos in Florence (IT) 2008, remixed by Titonton Duvante and Mike Shannon.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 081 feat. Fernando Lagreca, Live at Etnika

For the 81st edition of Global Vibe Radio we tap Spanish producer, live act and label owner Fernando Lagreca, who delivers with a special LIVE set recorded at “Etnika”

After the big success of his last album (Control, out in 2014) that took him to appear in festivals like Sónar, ElectroSplash, BIME, and rooms like Razzmatazz, The Warehouse and Dabadaba, Fernando begins 2017 leaving behind a year in which it has not stopped to releasing new original stuff (Envy, Kassiopeia Kollektive, Musex Industries and Sincopat were some of their labels).

And of course outstanding remixes for crucial artists such as Affkt (Sincopat’s head-honcho) and Greg Kozo among others, besides making numerous presentations in venues like Manrusiónica, Peacock Festival, Loftas Lithuania or Input Barcelona. As well as being support artist of Jan Blomqvist in his presentations in Spain.

Enjoy the mix below and read on for our interview with the talented artist.


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Premiere: Listen to Rhythm Cult’s Brilliant “Brutal” Forthcoming on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth

Label owners and experienced dance floor smashers, Rhythm Cult‘s Paul Loraine and Richard Seeley have always dedicated their studio uncountable hours to produce the finest and cutting-edge electronic music. But authentic artists, who have another thing in common: they are never satisfied, as if another level was always above them, awaiting to be conquered. Their latest outing, the brilliant Brutal EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth is a testament to their studio prowess.

Rhythm Cult is the name where you’ll find Loraine and Seeley’s way to get into this next level, a most clubbing and engaging electronic music is what they’ve been into, a path they’ve taken together for a simple reason: if you want people to really enjoy clubbing, be serious on having fun while producing the tracks they’ll dance to.

We are happy to be hosting the premiere of the title track from the forthcoming EP, which is out on October 6th and available for pre-order on Beatport.

Brutal (is Spanish for excellent or it’s cool) named after Paul’s favorite Italian tapas restaurant in Barcelona called Can Cisa – Bar Brutal) The track was a delve into experimental, leftfield type of house music. After an initial draft it was sent to Richard in the U.K. We generally work remotely in our own studios located in Barcelona ES and London UK. The Brutal (original) track has a dense bed of drums which Paul laid down along with some synth stabs and the grubby acid bass line, live percussion is what Richard recorded and arranged. With some back and forth between LDN and BCN it evolved into the completed EP with the added Dub mix and the excellent Peter Dundov remix. – Rhythm Cult

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Premiere: Listen to Sam Skilz feat. Grace Ashaye “Stay Together” out on GaGa Records

“Stay Together” is the delightful new collaboration between Luxembourg’s Sam Skilz and London’s singer/songwriter Grace Ashaye. Set to a warm house groove, “Stay Together” is a giant musical hug for the dance floor that’s filled with emotion courtesy of Sam’s gut wrenching piano chord progressions and Grace’s raw heartfelt vocals.

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Q&A and Premiere: Leftback Boss Dudley Strangeways and David Gtronic Collaborate on “Diminution” EP

Amongst discerning house connoisseurs, Leftback Records has long been one of the UK’s worst-kept secrets.

Whether it be full-on house or minimal techno, Dudley Strangeways and Michael McLardy’s label continues to impress. Their latest outing is a case in point. Arriving on our plate from the dab hand that is Mr Strangeways himself, it sees the Nottingham producer produce alongside David Gtronic, and is a partnership that pays great dividends on the Dimunition EP.

A rollicking indication of what makes the label tick, it’s also a fascinating insight into the minds of two producers whose styles very much compliment one another. On the eve of the release, we checked in with Dudley for a quick chat.

Here’s what the man in question had to say when we threw a few questions his way recently in honor of the premiere of “Melee” from the forthcoming EP he was kind enough to have us host.

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Photo Gallery: The BPM Festival Portugal

 

The Algarve hosted The BPM Festival on 14, 15, 16 and 17 September, after the festival’s 10 year story in Mexico ended with the tragic events at Blue Parrot earlier this year. Truthfully, however, Portugal had already been announced as the first country chosen for BPM’s expansion. Located in Portimão and Lagoa, The BPM Festival’s first foray in Europe was greeted by the temperate Mediterranean climate, providing the public with spectacular sunsets and pleasant evenings.

Naturally for a first-edition festival there were still some kinks to be ironed out, especially as far as traffic, congestion and general logistics were concerned, but overall the festival delivered and delivered with class.

Of note was the presence of globally requested acts the likes of  Art DepartmentHot Since 82Jamie JonesJackmasterLoco DiceNastiaNicole Moudaber, Paco OsunaPan-Pot and Seth Troxler as well as pioneers of underground dance music such as Carl CraigDanny TenagliaDubfire, Paul KalkbrennerRichie Hawtin and Victor Calderone.

The BPM Portugal’s first year featured almost 200 artists, 20 showcases and 4 days of house, techno and their respective offshoots in one of Europe’s best beach destinations.

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Premiere: Listen to “Exposure, Collapse” off of Scanner’s New LP “The Great Crater”

Over the last twenty give years Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant-garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz. With a catalogue busy with commissions, soundtracks and studio releases it’s extremely rare to find a new studio recording, so The Great Crater stands out by measure of this.

Invited by the label Glacial Movements to create a new album he focused on the tale of strange circles appearing in Antarctica. Flying overhead in 2014 a group of scientists spotted a circular formation of 2km diameter. For a time it was thought that it could be the scar left by a crashing meteorite but in fact it was quite another story. Investigating the circle on foot in January 2016 scientists found a 3 meter deep depression, with vertical well-like shafts in the middle. Drilling into the ice they found multiple lakes beneath the surface, as part of a ‘hot spot’ or melting ice sheet. There is growing concern that it could lead to further disintegration. The album explores an immersive, fragile and moving exploration of themes inspired by this simple tale. At moments the ice moves and a sonic scar if formed, at others the chill wind blows across the exposed water.

The Great Crater offers up the voice of a unique composer in an ever unsettled global landscape.


Track Listing:

01 Cast to the bottom
02 Exposure, Collapse
03 Katabatic Wind
04 Forming Circuits
05 The Scar
06 Deep Water Channel
07 Lakes under Lakes
08 Underwater Lake
09 Strange Circles
10 Moving Forwards

Connect with Scanner: Online | Facebook | SoundCloud

Connect with Glacial Movements: Online | Bandcamp | Facebook

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