Exclusive: Listen to John Norman’s “Withdrawal” on Terminator Records

“Firmly rooted in Detroit sound, but holds the mark of the Canadian landscape” according to Faze Magazine. John Norman returns with his highly-anticipated release on Todd Terry’s Terminator Records showcasing his blend of driving-hypnotic techno. This release is set to be the next milestone in John Norman’s musical journey with an impressive touring career that has given him the opportunity to share his music and talent to a global audience while garnering support from some of the top heavyweights such as Kevin Saunderson, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Todd Terry, Carl Cox, and more.

Listen and enjoy this exclusive access to “Withdrawal” via the SoundCloud player below and grab your copy on 09/22/2017 when it hits Beatport and select online music stores!

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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Premiere and FREE Download: Listen to Cabrillo’s “Soul Box” out on LAMP

Reworked, Re-rubbed, Remixed, Reimagined. Spectrums is a new compilation series from LAMP focusing on artists who are re-envisioning some of their favorite songs while pushing the boundaries of their creativity.Periodically, LAMP will select tracks that span multiple genres across the spectrum of electronically produced music and showcase them in this compilation series.

Today we are premiering Cabrillo’s “Soul Box” from the compilation release, which we are also giving away with a FREE Download available here.


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Premiere: Listen to AERZ’s Remix of “Epigrafico” by Fresh Poison

Fledgling German label, Hike Recordings continue to put their stamp on the global Techno map with a potent debut release from upcoming Italian duo Fresh Poison. “Laconico” is bound by a hypnotic, bubbling groove that’s laced with haunting synth stabs and perpetual arpeggios. It also comes with a sublime remix from Carrying Ghosts, who turns up the tension, injecting menacing beats and electronica for the darker floors. “Epigrafico” is teased with ethereal synth washes and obscure melodies, all underpinned by minimal beats and a low slung bass current. A

Also on remix duties, Hike Recordings boss AERZ delivers a powerful driving hi-hat led groove, armed with aggressive synth attacks and ethereal electronica. We present this one to you exclusively today ahead of the EP’s release this coming Friday, September 15th.

Track listing:

1 Laconico (Original Mix)

2 Laconico (Carrying Ghosts Remix)

3 Epigrafico (Original Mix)

4 Epigrafico (AERZ Remix)

 

Laconico will be released on Beatport Exclusive on September 15th / Full release September 29th 2017.

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Premiere: Listen to Acumen’s “Distance Fatale” on EIN2

EIN2 is the sister label of Einmusika Recordings and they keep up the pressure with their latest release, a new EP from French producer and scene veteran Acumen. The Time Has Changed boss releases music on labels like Non Stop and always layers in real emotion to his house grooves.

“Innocent Flower” goes first here and is a broody track with pained bass and poignant melodies riding up and down the scale. Glassy tinkles and clever filters all help add to the dreamy and escapist feel of the groove. “Grand Ma” then keeps you on your toes with a lively tech number that has poised chords that never resolve. It is an edgy track with big drums and drama in the synths and again is likely to stand out in any set. “Distance Fatale” is a house number with synths that are epic and well sculpted. They are filled with a sense of loss and as the beats roll on below they get you in a trance.

Purchase Acumen’s Innocent Flower EP via Beatport and enjoy an exclusive streaming premiere of “Distance Fatale” below.

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Premiere: Listen to Deepchild’s Dub Techno Track “Luminous” out on Seppuku

Australian producer, DJ, designer and teacher Rick Bull, best known by his artist name Deepchild, has been one of the Antipodes’ best regarded electronic music exports for two decades.

With club, broadcast, composition and critical-discourse experience, Bull’s investment in electronic music is deeply rooted. The formerly Berlin-based artist made his debut at the city’s legendary Berghain club in 2007 and he has toured internationally and extensively since then. Fortified by an expansive catalogue of releases and remixes on labels like Get Physical Music, BBE, Sleaze, Leisure System and Future Classic, Deepchild is also one half of the Juno Award nominated duo, Concubine.

“Luminous (Pt.1)” forms the first part of an ongoing audio scrapbook, meditating on the life of a father being both unmade and reborn by the slow creep of Alzheimer’s disease. Today we premiere the title track from the release, which is available on Seppüku’s Bandcamp, and present you some words from Deepchild himself:

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Premiere: Listen to Viels’ “Loneliness” out on Ascetic Limited

Los Angeles imprint Ascetic Limited is back with its second VA, available on wax since August 1st, and coming out digitally on September 17th.

Brooklyn, New York based and founder of Feed The Raver, Craft begins the record with a deep and emotional track, titled “Time Will Tell”. A man that needs little introduction, from M_REC, Wrong Assessment provides us “Golconda”, a groovy track with a funky lead, but dark mysterious vibe.

On the B Side, Argentinian Joaquin Ruiz brings big raw drum sounds with his heavy hitting, yet hypnotic tune, “Rituals”. With a recent release on Materia, Italy based Viels ends the record with “Loneliness”, a massive tune consisting of his signature complex sound which we are premiering for you exclusively today.


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Premiere: Listen to Armitage’s “Distortion Sex And Techno” from Ballroom Gems Vol. II

Representing the sound of the Berlin underground in it’s purest form, Ballroom Records has become a force to be reckoned with in the last year and is set to propel the collective even further into the consciousness of techno enthusiasts worldwide. The next Secret Ballroom Gems Vol. II is set to be the next milestone on this journey. With 8 fantastic original tracks by label bosses Kaiser Souzai as well as Ballroom’s finest Ben Champell, AlBird, Dan Buri, Del Horno and new talents like Armitage, Paradoks, Carlos Perez and Paul Feris, it’s the finest showcase of the unique sound released on Ballroom Records.

Pre-order Secret Ballroom Gems Vol. II via Beatport and enjoy the exclusive premiere of Armitage’s “Distortion Sex And Techno” via the SoundCloud player below.

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Premiere: Listen to Luuk Van Dijk’s “Together” from Forthcoming “Seduction” EP on Roush Label

21 year-old Dutch producer Luuk van Dijk returns with his third release on Roush Label entitled “Seduction”. The former Kunstbende DJ-contest winner possesses an “old soul” being able to blend nostalgic styles and sounds with contemporary elements, showing his versatility as a DJ and a producer. This hypnotic, freewheeling release from Luuk embodies tech house in its purest form. The added synth element gives a cerebral feeling and is accompanied by pulsating kicks that at the same time make you “rock your body,” literally.

Today we are premiering “Together” from the forthcoming EP, which is coming out on September 18th.

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Global Vibe Radio 077 feat. John Tejada

For this week’s Global Vibe Radio episode we welcome Los Angeles based veteran John Tejada, boss of Palette Recordings and regular at iconic label Kompakt.

Enjoy the stream via SoundCloud below and download it for free here. Track listing available at the end of the article.


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