Exclusive Premiere and Interview with Francesca Lombardo


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

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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

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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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Andrey Pushkarev Picks The Top 5 Records From His 7,000 Plus Vinyl Collection

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Since September Andrey Pushkarev, one of Russia’s finest track selectors and DJs, has been traveling the world as part of a debut world tour that continues with stops in three more continents and eleven more countries in the next month and a half.

Beginning in September with twenty events already under his belt, Pushkarev’s Northern Lights Tour will also be making stops at StereoBar in Montreal, Rizumu in Philadelphia, No Nonsense in Seattle and Monarch in San Francisco before taking off to Argentina, Central America and then a return to Europe. Each show will see him accompanied by artist friends including Dana Ruh, Cassy, Margaret Dygas and Varhat, promising nights of true artistic expression inspired by profound and deep-rooted musical knowledge.

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Pushkarev has made a name for himself as a DJ thanks to his extensive 7,000-plus record collection and the uncanny ability to pick the right track for the right moment during his well-structured architectural performances. We asked him to peruse through his entire selection, a portion of which you can see above, to pick his favorite 5 records to share with his fans:

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Premiere: Anabatic ADE 2016 Compilation Sampler ft. Worthy, Odi Diaz, Elevator Musik, Kisch, ADMN, and Karuva.


Every year, the Amsterdam Music Festival attracts over 365,000 goers from all over the world to celebrate electronic dance music’s freshest talent across a number of sub-genres.

Among the artists this year will be those represented by Anabatic Records, the leading bass music indie label founded by DJ/producer Worthy. In preparation, they released a Sampler EP to amass their hype before the big event: featured are Worthy himself, along with Odi Diaz, Elevator Musik, Kisch, ADMN, and Karuva.

“Anabatic” refers to “the powerful winds that move up a mountain,” — and at this year’s Amsterdam Music Festival, the label’s fierce gusts will not just move up mountains, but based on this sampler will move the mountains themselves. During the event their music will fill the night’s unforgettable hours. The collection of original mixes perfectly demonstrates why the Anabatic label will dominate the dance floor. Their thoroughly unique bass productions never relent on their movement, beats spilling with rapidity amidst a complex spectrum of eclectic sounds.

Listened to it for the first time exclusively through 6AM via the below SoundCloud link:





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Q&A: Simina Grigoriu on Her Forthcoming “Shook Up” EP, Newfound Motherhood and more


‘Shook Up’ is the latest EP from Romanian-born, Toronto-raised and Berlin-based producer Simina Grigoriu. Scheduled for release in digital format on October 21st, 2016 via the recently launched label Kuukou (which means “airport” in Japanese), the EP consists of one stunning techno bomb titled ‘Shook Up’.

with lush synths and pulsating bass lines, fused with a dark atmosphere which sets the mood for the entire release. The EP remains dynamic and diverse thanks to 4 reworks from Animal & Me, Autotune, Julian Wasserman and Original Peter, all exploring different sides of the same track, thus revealing the complexity and intricacy of Simina’s work.

Simina was kind enough to allow us to premiere ‘Shook Up” ahead of tomorrow’s release, and to chat with us a little about her career and newly-found motherhood.

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5 Essential Tunes with… Tensnake


“’5 Essential Tunes with…’ is a feature on 6AM that explores underground dance music artist’s current favorite tracks, in an effort to showcase the best productions currently making the rounds in the world of techno, house, tech house and deep house.”

On Saturday November 29th Los Angeles will be welcoming the return of Minimal Effort for a one-day Halloween function that will begin in the depth of the afternoon and go until 2am.

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Premiere: M.in “Mixer” – Rich Wakley Remix

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Owner of My Favorite Freaks Music and Weplayminimal, M.in is one the of the freshest producers in Germany’s modern tech house scene, capable of creating a groovy and catchy atmosphere with each one of his releases. His past catalogue boasts work on OFF Recordings, Desolat, Souvenir, Get Physical, Trapez, Robsoul and OM Records, among many others, with personal remixes for Radio Slave, Marc Romoboy and a selection of other top-tier artists.

The latest of his own releases comes as a triple track EP entitled “Mixer.” Filled with bouncing hi-hats, heavy bass hooks and teased vocals, the title track is typical M.in work. The first remix of the package, which we are premiering exclusively on 6AM, comes courtesy of UK producer Rich Wakley — a dark, jackin’ affair that is sure to be perfect for peak-time play. Rounding up the EP is a tech house interpretation by Juliet Fox, who changes things up with a slabbing bassline, added tension and peculiar effects.


“Mixer” will be released on October 24th 2016 via Lauter Unfug.


Track listing
1) “Mixer” (Original Mix)
2) “Mixer” (Rich Wakley Remix)
3) “Mixer” (Juliet Fox Remix)



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