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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)

Connect with Henry Saiz: Online | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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ALX Discusses Club Space Miami Residency and Delivers Global Vibe Radio Episode 042

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A venue the caliber of Club Space Miami does not pick its residents by pure chance. Known for its marathon parties and never-ending terrace DJ sets, the downtown Miami club is in its second decade of operation and has played host to some of the most celebrated names in electronic music, including performances by Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Sasha, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia, and Erick Morillo just to name a few.

Alex Sanchez, artist name ALX, has been a resident at Club Space for over three years, cementing his spot as one of South Florida’s strongest talents with guest gigs at The BPM Festival, Electric Festival in the Netherlands and a selection of other top-tier venues in the United States. Following his performance at the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event, ALX is releasing his Grey EP today, out on Victor Calderone’s Waveform Recordings. ALX’s latest release incorporates three originals, aiming to spread his unique flavor of techno to dance floors worldwide.

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PoleGroup Announces Unknown Landscapes Mix Vol. IV: Selected and Mixed by Reeko

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Oscar Mulero’s Spanish techno label PoleGroup has announced the release of the fourth of installment of their CD mix series Unknown Landscapes: a compilation of unreleased tracks, mixed and compiled by a member of the PoleGroup platform.

The honors for Vol. IV go to none other than Juan Rico, or Reeko as he is more commonly known. The Spanish producer and track selector has selected 22 previously unreleased tracks including work by label favorites Reeko, Exium, Kwartz, Jonas Kopp, Pfirter and Oscar Mulero, as well as new faces on the imprint such as Reggy van Oers, DJ Hyperactive, Unbalance and Kangding Ray.

The compilation comes as a 74 minute long non-stop mix produced by Reeko and filled with a powerful selection of high-quality techno from one of the world’s leading labels in the genre. The entire mix is an eventful journey through timeless techno, allowing the listener to visit a series of unknown and mysterious soundscapes strung together seamlessly by a master of Reeko’s quality.

As an additional feature for the Unknown Landscapes series, the chosen selector will choose 4 tracks at the most from the CD for an exclusive vinyl release. In this edition, Juan Rico has chosen music from Unbalance, Mike Parker, Lussuria and Reeko. The CD Mix and digital download are slated for Deceber 9th release, whereas the special release vinyl will be available on January 13th.

You can stream Reeko’s “Dead Animal,” which will be featured on both the CD and vinyl,below. Additionally, PoleGroup will stream the full mix via Bandcamp on the release date.

For the first time ever, the CD, which is limited to 250 copies, will come in a special new packaging, including a poster and will be only available via the PoleGroup bandcamp page. Fans supporting the release by ordering it will also  have the right to download the complete download of the mix and bundle with the individual tracks. You can pre-order the release here.

1. Daphne RXX – Aspects
2. Mike Parker – Serrated Formation
3. Reggy Van Oers – Unobtrusive
4. Reeko – Basic Sentence
5. Karl Bult – System
6. DJ Hyperactive – A Running Start
7. Jonas Kopp – Fu Factor
8. Exium – Fluid Dynamics
9. Kwartz – Slow Motion
10. Pfirter – Ver
11. Oscar Mulero – In Full Circle
12. Unbalance – Rejected
13. Tensal – Concatenation
14. Kessell – Addictive States
15. Reeko – Dead Animal
16. Refracted – Positive Charge
17. Kangding Ray – Khat
18. Donor – Last Cause
19. Mod21 – Phasing
20. Trolley Route – Sunflowers
21. Lussuria – Dockside Pickup
22. Positive Centre – Forever Optimun

Unknown Landscapes Selected IV – Vinyl
A1. Unbalance – Rejected
A2. Reeko – Dead Animal
B1. Mike Parker – Serrated Formation
B2. Lussuria – Dockside Pickup

Connect with PoleGroup: Online | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud

Connect with Reeko: Facebook | Resident Advisor | SoundCloud

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Music Monday: Listen To Recondite’s Essential Mix Debut [Tracklist]

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Lorenz Brunner, better known as Recondite, debuted on the Essential Mix this past Saturday, November 5th. This highly anticipated two-hour journey features his signature dystopian sound with mostly original, unreleased Recondite tracks. Recorded in Bavaria and Berlin, this is a rare studio mix showing off his extensive production and DJing skills.

Enjoy the mix and full tracklist below.

Tracklist:

[015min] Recondite – Haptic [Plangent – PLAN 002]
[021] Recondite – Duolo [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[025] Recondite – Backbone [!K7 – K7 291DTM]
[034] Recondite – Serak [Life And Death – LAD021 DIGITAL]
[040] Recondite – Equilibrium [Dystopian – 003]
[045] Recondite – Corvus [Ghostly International – GI 273LP]
[050] Recondite – Buteo [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[066] Recondite – Harbinger [Acid Test – ATLP 01]
[074] Recondite – Tilia [Plangent – PLAN 003]
[079] Recondite – Konter [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[089] Recondite – Think Twice [Life And Death – LAD021 DIGITAL]
[094] Pan-Pot – Crank [Mobilee – CD 03]
[098] Recondite – Fiery [Innervisions – IV 50I]
[106] Recondite – Robur [Plangent – PLAN 001]
[113] Recondite – Solan [Plangent – PLANCOMP 001]

Connect with Recondite: Resident Advisor | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Q&A: Jonas Kopp & Pfirter Release ‘Seek’ EP on PoleGroup

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at  Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy Fotograafniels.nl

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy Fotograafniels.nl

During Amsterdam Dance Event we took the time to make it to Dockyard, a one-day festival complete with five massive stages housed in tents that sits somewhere between land and water, surrounded by shipping containers and cranes.

One of the stages was being hosted by Spanish techno record label PoleGroup, featuring some of the most exciting raw techno talent that could be found at ADE this year. Artists the caliber of Reeko, Oscar Mulero, Lewis Fautzi as well as Jonas Kopp and Pfirter all put on an impressive display that day, providing festival goers with a slice of hard-hitting techno that was mostly absent elsewhere at Dockyard with the exception of Surgeon and Lady Starlight at the Terminal One stage.

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter are an Argentinian duo that have been around for the better part of two decades now, finding their home in the dark cavern of broody, powerfully-driven techno that has made PoleGroup such a respected label worldwide. Today they are releasing a brand-new split EP entitled Seek, a six track musical journey that begins in space and travels to the dance floor, taking the listener on a trip filled with heavy kicks, profound ambient soundscapes and aggressive 909 sequences. You can stream the release below and find it for purchase via Bandcamp. We briefly caught up with the duo ahead of the release to discuss their work together and the collaborative elements that make them such a successful studio and DJ project.

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Soundcloud Has Hidden The Repost Button. Why?

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It has been an eventful several months at Soundcloud. From possible acquirement by Spotify, launching Soundcloud Go, and a pleasent turn in events when it reported a revenue of $28 million, the music engine continues to evolve as a whole and, most importantly, within its platform.

As of yesterday afternoon, we discovered the “Repost” button is now hidden. Although it’s rather easy to access, if you hit the “More” tab, it creates an inconvenience for up and coming artists who rely on reposts to get their music in front of new audiences.

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The Soundcloud support team on twitter (@SCSupport) has been extremely busy responding to irritated users with this form response, “It’s currently an experiment, we’re trying to make the player less cluttered so there’s more space for new features.”

It may be an experiment to prevent less clutter from others sharing tracks (and to vacate space on the player), but it’s a feature that many, including ourselves, use regularly to showcase new artists and tracks we’d like our peers to hear as well. It’s also a crucial feature for artists, who rely on organic reposts by old and new fans alike for their music to reach more ears. While an extra two clicks that may not seem like much, anyone who understands the importance of “user experience” grasps the idea that the less clicks needed, the better. New users to the SoundCloud platform may also be unaware of the repost functionality hidden behind the “More” button, while those who may are now missing that constant visual reminder the “Repost” button provided when it was in plain sight.

We will learn through trial and error if the “Repost” button will remain hidden over time.

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Throwback Thursday: How Much Has Marco Carola’s Sound Evolved Over The Years?

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The Music On founder has been a very well known veteran DJ and producer in the dance industry for the best part of the last twenty years. From creating one of the most well-respected and followed labels to mixing for 24 hours at Sunwaves Festival in 2015 (and trying to break that record in 2016), he is known for always giving his best behind the turntables, and for his focus on music quality above all else.

For all these reasons he has amounted a massive and loyal following, including ourselves. Given that he’s a seasoned pro and has been in the scene over twenty-five years, for Throwback Thursday we decided to take a look at how his sound evolved from his early days to today.

We compared these two sets from the late 90’s and early 00’s to his BPM 2016 Music On mix. Although it was certainly a different techno scene 16 years ago, it is interesting to see that Carola went from mixing at roughly 150bpm to a slower 130bpm sound, perhaps finding his place in a more groovy blend of techno and tech house than his original roots may have suggested

Listen and determine for yourself how much his sound has changed over the years.

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Watch and Listen to Maceo Plex’s Live Set From The Rijksmuseum at ADE 2016

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During this past ADE, Maceo Plex went into uncharted territory by being the first electronic music artist to perform at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

There he joined some of the most celebrated artists in history, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer for a two-and-a-half hour set at the museum’s bike passage. In attendance a selection of fans who signed up for free access to the specially-curated event by Audio Obscure via online registration.

During the set, the Barcelona-based producer, DJ, label-owner and party promoter played several of his own tunes including “The Replicant V2”, “Hang 106” and “Love On Time”, Aphex Twin’s “On”, “Maximaal” by Egbert & Secret Cinema, “Ballo dei Morti” from Brassica and many more.

The set was broadcasted via live video for 30 minutes and posted in full on SoundCloud.

Watch and listen below.

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Listen to Techno and House Live Sets from ADE 2016

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It’s Monday and ADE 2016 is officially over.

But don’t fret; live set recordings from some of the best events and DJs are beginning to sprout up on SoundCloud already, and we have amassed them into a handy playlist for your listening pleasure.

Included are recordings from parties such as Awakenings, Mosaic x DGTL, Dockyard Festival, All Day I Dream and more. Artists featured include Len Faki, Lee Burridge, Truncate, Maceo Plex, Fur Coat, Kölsch, Claude vonStroke, Francesca Lombardo and Octave One.

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