Watch Zombie Nation Produce “Workhorse” on an Elektron Rytm

ZN1Most of us will remember Kernkraft 400, the big room anthem championed by Zombie Nation. From sports arenas to school dances, the track exploded throughout dance and mainstream culture. But Zombie Nation isn’t a one-hit wonder, with his recent EP on Turbo Recordings proving such.

“Something Else” is a four-track EP loaded with the quintessential sound that Zombie Nation has mastered. Straight up bubbly techno glitch funk madness (that’s a sub-genre right?) Call it what you will, it’s found a perfect home on Turbo Recordings.

You can listen to the previews and purchase the EP here, but the video below is well worth the watch as Zombie Nation shares an inside look at the making of “Workhorse”.  Armed with an Elektron Rytm, Analog Four, and Octatrack, Zombie Nation utilizes the tools to create a blissfully analog heavy track that will be in rotation for years to come.

Connect with Zombie Nation: Official Website / Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud / Beatport

Coyu Celebrates 200th Release on Suara

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 11.03.27 AMBarcelona’s beloved label Suara celebrates its 200th release with a massive tech house collaboration made by the Catalonian label’s big cat Coyu and Turkish deep vibe producer Sezer Uysal.

The special anniversary single titled Cygnus is as starry as the constellation it refers to. It is a tune that is both melodic and sophisticated, imbibing a sense of anticipation and wanderlust with its rolling toms and tropical clicks. Cygnus is eight minutes of sexy tech house bliss that takes you to faraway places right in the comfort of the bedroom. Read more

Party in the Caribbean at the new SXMusic Festival

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SXMusic Festival is a brand new electronic music festival that will launch in the spring of 2016 from March 9 to 13 on the beautiful island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. Rally together for an unforgettable experience on the pristine beaches and under the blue skies with a more than ideal lineup of talented artists and tropical vibes. Read more

Take Me to the Moon with taMe’s Quantum State EP

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London based duo ‘taMe’ release their new ‘Quantum State EP’ on their own imprint taMe Music next month to get listeners ready for the longer nights of the cold season with some scorching dance tracks. Read more

Paula Temple Remixes The Prodigy’s “Roadblox”

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Paula Temple has stepped onto an elevated plane in true industrial fashion with a dark techno remix of The Prodigy’s original drum and bass track Roadblox. The remix was released this morning on Ghent’s R&S Records, an independent label that consistently releases new wave dance music and techno that possess massive underground appeal in addition to its progressive, virtually avant-garde aesthetic. Read more

Joie de Vivre and the Return of Ed Banger Records

edbanger“It all started in Paris at Folies Pigalle, an old theatre where naked girls used to dance. In the early ’90s it became a nightclub where freaks, cool kids and drag queens came to party. I spent my Thursdays, my Fridays and even my Saturdays there. In 1995 I threw my very first party, Hype, at Folies Pigalle. It was house music all night long with DJ Gregory on the wheels of steel. I was running the club every Thursday, inviting DJs from the city to come and play. Most of them, including Dimitri From Paris, Motorbass, Daft Punk, DJ Cam, Bob Sinclar and DJ Deep, became what they call French Touch.” – Busy P

Anyone who has been a fan of French electro house or Daft Punk has come across the name Ed Banger at some point. It’s a name that illustrates the innovativeness of French music production that makes it a one of a kind source. The founder of Ed Banger Records Pedro “Busy P” Winter aired an Ed Banger Special Essential Mix alongside Para One and Cassius last Saturday on BBC Radio 1, which includes releases from the last twenty years on the label. Talk about a two-hour throwback to some retro electro and breakbeat. Read more

Put Your Hands Up for Movement Detroit 2016

detroit-movement2013-stage_joe_gallIt’s that time of year again when presales go on at the height of the morning and there are another seven months to go before Detroit Electronic Music Festival, a.k.a. Movement, comes around again. Next year’s festival is sure to be a treat as Movement is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. We are speculating a possible marathon set featuring our Detroit techno pioneers as special guests or maybe some wild back-to-back sets from world-class talent. Reminiscing on who played this past year, we are expecting 2016 to raise the bar even higher. Read more

Jeff Mills Transported Into the Time Tunnel by Little Alien People at ADE Performance

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October 21, 2015. On this very day, Marty McFly travels into the future to save his children in Back to the Future Part II. In an alternate universe, little aliens appeared at Jeff Mills’ performance at ADE and brought him through the Time Tunnel. So in honor of Back to the Future Day and Jeff Mills’ out-of-this-world performance, we dive down the rabbit hole of techno and its relation with futurism and science fiction.

Techno came about as an assimilation of ideas about music and futurism (afrofuturism in the Detroit scene) in a progressive society that coincided with developments in modernism, capitalism, and technological spirituality, à la Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave. This is where the term “techno rebel” became synchronized with the identity of being one who listens to techno music. Read more

Interview with Markus Schulz: History with Ministry of Sound and Trance Nation

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In an interview with Stark Profiles, Markus Schulz unveiled his history with Ministry of Sound, from his influence in Arizona’s mid-to-late 90s rave scene to taking charge in composing his recent compilation for the exclusive Trance Nation mix series. At the start of the current millennium he made the transatlantic move to London as an avid clubber at Ministry of Sound before planting himself at the center of Miami, where he is considered to be among the most successful electronic music producers in pioneering the scene.

Markus Schulz has made great strides in establishing his presence at the forefront of the electronic music scene. In the following Q&A, Stark Profiles delves into the mind of the man himself regarding his latest excursions and a taste of an intriguing past. Read more

Watch the Video Recap of Sublevel and Subtract’s Golf Course Party

As the summer in California came to a close, we ventured out to an isolated golf course in Malibu for an open air event hosted by Sublevel and Subtract. Guided by musical curators Anton Tumas, Matt Xavier, Tara Brooks, and Doc Martin, the property transformed into a musical oasis in the hills of Malibu, and set a perfect tone for the weeks to follow. We were on the scene capturing the moments and catching up with all the DJ’s in light of the event