Top Town Records label mates, Chris Leon and Matt Sawyer, join musical forces to create their brand new single “Alis”. A seductive combination of Matt’s quirky signature melodies and Chris’ smoldering techy tones make this an intriguing creative alliance. “Alis” is lead by a gritty, indie flavored bass hook that’s complimented with dramatic piano stabs and harmonious arpeggios that reticulate around the powerful groove, Matt also cranks up the melancholy with a remix drizzled with intricate beats an delicious atmospheric electronica.
This week’s guest on 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio is SQUIRE, one of the exciting talents currently coming out of the vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona.
Born and raised in the capital of Catalunya, Jaime borrows from his soulful jazz roots to produce and play music that seamlessly traverses the boundaries of techno and house, reaching deep to create atmospheric soundscapes that take dance floors on unique musical journeys. You wouldn’t think so from his young age, but Jaime has already released on a number of well-respected and known imprints such as Get Physical, Rebellion, My Favorite Robot Records, Tenampa, Parquet Recordings and, more recently, had an EP that was released on UNER’s Solar Distance.
Enjoy the mix below, head here for our interview with SQUIRE and read on for full tracklist:
The 9th release off German imprint Lanthan.audio presents the sounds of Los Angeles duo Motionen.
The audio/visual project created by founders Carlos Matamoros (a.k.a. Altrd Being) and Matt Salamone presents its solid reputations on dance floors throughout the City of Angels with growing international response and reputation.
The duo founded their own imprint, Ascetic Limited, in the last year with a very promising path already laid out in front of them. The label focuses on the driving sounds of acid, ambient, and deep techno and, since its fairly recent inception, has released strong EPs featuring tracks and remixes by the likes of Christian Gerlach, Dorian Gray, HOBI, Deepbass and Motionen themselves.
There is serendipity in being alive. Those moments that come together just so… From the moog sub 37 to the vocal of Miami native Frankie Diaz to skips and dips of the ride, you have to trust the trip and lose your grip to feel the vibe. Producer Translucent hails from Los Angeles and is a respected musician in his own right.
Classically trained and underground educated, Translucent weaves the rigid digital with the elegant analog to great effect. There is a driving sense that redemption is at hand. Precarious how we acquired this gem, but nab it we did and we’re so happy to share it with you. It’s quirky. It’s dark. It’s emotional. It’s alive, and now out on Cari Golden‘s recently launched Precarious Records.
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The latest track out on Spanish imprint Heart & Lie is a piece by Los Angeles-based Trovarsi that has gained support from the likes of Aerial Noise, Amine Edge & DANCE, Fabio Ferro, Analyst, Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Richie Hawtin, and Ruslan Cross.
Enjoy the premiere of the track below and find it available for purchase via Beatport.
Two life-long friends – both with their own personal tastes and musical experience – formed to create Son of 8, a new electronic project that’s shrouded in mystery, hailing the arrival of an exciting new sound from the deluge of British electronic dance music producers found today.
Rooted in the post-industrial city of Liverpool, the two elusive friends combined their artistic endeavors and love for music to produce a razor sharp, contemporary sound. The resulting music tips a hat to the classic sounds of Chicago, whilst reinvigorating it with elements of pop, electro, uplifting EDM breakdowns and bottom-heavy, deep house drive.
The 64th episode of Global Vibe Radio sees 6AM cross the Pacific and land in South Korea for a special techno edition featuring Unjin.
A techno DJ/Producer from Seoul, Korea, Unjin is also the founder of his country’s first techno label, ECI Korea, and resident at the iconic vurt in Seoul. He also releases music as Rainjacket – an imaginative abstract ambient project. Unjin’s international debut came in Miami at Winter Music Conference in 2010, the launching pad for a career that has now seen him become one of Asia’s most respected techno producers and DJs with a touring schedule that has taken him to all corners of the globe.
Since its launch, ECI Korea has become a platform for the exposure of emerging South Korean and international talents to the world stage. Through his work as an artist and label-head Unjin has played a key role in laying the foundation for a Korean techno culture, releasing his first techno album Spiral Sequence as one-half of duo East Collective and receiving international recognition for the successful remixes of works for Ryogo Yamamori and DJ Sodeyama with Drumcell, Mr. Jones, Jonas Kopp, Tony Rohr & Layton Giodani, just to name a few. Under the ECI Korea label, Unjin’s first concept album Kids In Seoul came to life with support from DJs 2000 and One, Abstract Division, Efdemin, Etapp Kyle, Troy Pierce.
While continuing to hold a residency at the world-renowned Vurt Club in Seoul, Unjin tours internationally. Host venues have included Tresor Berlin, London’s Ministry of Sound, Zouk in Singapore, Tokyo’s Womb and Air, the Sullivan Room in New York City, Spybar in Chicago, ℅ Pop in Germany, Ultra Japan, Midi festival, Shelter, Beijing’s Lantern and Sonar Korea.
Enjoy the mix and read on for both our exclusive interview with Unjin and for a complete track list. You can also download the mix for free here.
David Keno is back with another fine new EP on Mother Recordings following on from the number 1 success of his “Moonshine“ tune here back in 2016. This label is one of his regular homes alongside the likes of Snatch! and Dirtybird and again finds him serving up real heat across both cuts.
Up first is “Mojo”, which we are premiering for you today. It is nearly six minutes of fresh and modern sounding house music with slick drums driving along down low. Vocal snippets add real fire up top and some lively chord stabs bring an essential element of color to proceedings.
From the guitar flourishes in Agua Blanca to the rolling bass in Café Del Sol and the acid-flavored arpeggio in “Burning Man”, Horatio‘s fresh EP is as multifarious as it is high-end. Imbued with subtle grooves and solid beats, its poised to turn any dance floor into clubbers paradise.
Spotlighting an amazing synergy between its stellar grooves and cascading bassline, Shook hits Armada Subjekt. Cooked up by Man Without A Clue in collaboration with vocalist Marli, this track lets the whole dance floor get its freak on. Its got the whole place Shook.