Premiere: Listen to Sydney Blu’s “You Know How It Goes” Off Forthcoming EP on Farris Wheel Recordings

It’s looking like another strong year for Canadian-born DJ and producer Sydney Blu who, on top of her non-stop stream of signature Blu parties, also performed at Treehouse Miami during Miami Music Week’s 7th year, while also gearing up for the Toronto edition at CODA nightclub on Friday, April 7.

Later this week, on April 28th, Sydney Blu partners up with Gene Farris’ Chicago-based label, Farris Wheel Recordings, for the release of her You Know How it Goes EP. A Chicago staple underscoring the new wave of house and tech house to come out from the Midwest metropolis, Farris Wheel Recordings is known for spinning out new, promising talent from both the city that gave birth to house and around the globe.

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Premiere: Dutch Duo ANOTR Releases ‘Cultural Decline’ On No Art

Consisting of young Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, ANOTR are the house-meets-tech-house revelations of their time. After hours and hours of hard work and tweaks to reach undisputed perfection, the first eye-opening works of the Amsterdam based sparked the interest of record label Armada Music, subsequently leading to the release of summer anthem ‘Strobe’ on Defected records breakout label DFTD in early October 2015.

Despite their tender age, ANOTR have played on summer festival hotspot Ibiza, rewarded their fans with multiple DJ performances during Europe’s main dance music conference Amsterdam Dance Event, and graced plenty more internationally acclaimed clubs, venues, and festivals with their distinctive sound, and unmatched, on-stage energy.

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Premiere: Kristine Blond ‘Love Shy’ (Sam Divine & CASSIMM Remix)

Known to fill out clubs with their signature sound, Sam Divine and CASSIMM drop their remix of “‘Love Shy”’.

Packed with infectious summer beats and driving synth stabs, this rendition of Kristine Blond’’s original is a dance floor belter that will make your body move from beginning to end.

Long associated with Defected Records, Sam Divine has has become a key component of the house music scene flourishing out of Great Britain onto the the clubs of Ibiza. A radio show host, label owner, producer and DJ, Sam has toured all over Europe as well as South America, Australia, Japan and Dominican Republic, with festival highlights including We Are FSTVL, Creamfields, V Festival and Extrema Festival and residencies at several key White Isle clubs such as Ushuaia, Amnesia & Sankeys Ibiza. She is joined by CASSIMM for this remix project, which you can find for purchase on Beatport starting today.

Listen to the full remix premiere below:
 

 

Purchase Kristine Blond ‘Love Shy’ (Sam Divine & CASSIMM Remix) via Beatport

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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.

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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.

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

Unknown Landscapes Vol IV

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

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The xx Announce New ‘I See You’ Album

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There’s a few reasons why we reported that The xx will likely be playing Coachella in 2017. The strongest of them all comes in the form of their latest album announcement, scheduled for release on January 13th 2017.

Entitled I See You the album has been a long time coming. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx have been working on the ten-track release for the best part of three years, doing work on the release in several locations throughout the world including New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London before completing it in summer of this year.

The three have already announced a series of upcoming shows to support the forthcoming album out on Yung Turks, and have released the first single, “On Hold,” to be featured on I See You.

Listen to it below:

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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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