Father and son duo Andrew and Hudson cover Kraftwerk’s The Robots in one of the cutest reinterpretations to date. The two are clad in red dress shirts and light up black skinny ties in their video, complete with an array of neat gadgets and synthesizers that Hudson curiously plays with. Read more
Most 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.
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
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 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
“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
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
Since introducing themselves to the Los Angeles scene in January, Prototype has been at the forefront of progressing nightlife culture in the city.
With an uncompromising vision for electronic music, Prototype LA has hosted a more than impressive list of international talent, and one look at their archive of events will make you realize how lucky LA is to have such a promoter in the city. Their consistency continues this Friday as they plan to host Daniel Avery, Roman Flugel, and Solar for a night of highly intelligent electronic music.
Avery and Flugel exemplify a unique artistic bond. From their work together in the studio to their vast experiences at admired international venues, the two have developed a sound that is truly representative of art, technology, sonic understanding.
Twerking, french fries, fisherman, cheerleaders, and an equestrian team. Those are just a few things you can expect to see in the “Get It Right” official music video.
Polish duo, Catz ‘n Dogz, are at it again with another superb release on Pets Recordings. Get It Right features the soothing voice of Tanika, while sticking true to their deep garage bass lines and finely polished sounds. From groovy percussion to rich and resonate chord stabs, Get It Right is everything you’d expect from Catz ‘n Dogz.
Stepping in on remix duty is Mr. Dirtybird himself, Claude Von Stroke. With a sound and aesthetic that closely resembles Catz ‘n Dogz, Calude Von Stroke is a clear cut choice to provide his low frequency burning house remix of Get It Right, and he sure does get it right.
Check out the Get It Right official music video to see what Catz ‘n Dogz have in store for everyone.
Get It Right is currently available on Beatport, with the full-length album expected to be released on October 9th.
In a collaboration between London-based music collective Motek and yours truly, we present Sundays at Le Jardin with Martin Roth and Metrika, which will take place in the heart of Hollywood under the cordial rays of California sunshine. Come satiate your ears and curious minds with deeper shades of house, techno, and good vibes with a lineup of exquisite talent as well as a crowd of electronic music tastemakers.
Our event is happening on September 20 from 2-9PM and is free with RSVP. Join us for a groovy Sunday complete with a spiritual audio voyage and nonstop dancing. In the meantime, we have featured a taste of what is to come with several tracks from their respective artists. Enjoy
Martin Roth (Anjunadeep)
John Monkman – Rolling Frontier ft. Liz Cass (Martin Roth Remix)
This remix of John Monkman’s Rolling Frontier includes rolling kicks, ephemeral clicks, and uplifting vocals by Liz Cass. Seven minutes of pure bliss, a composition of sounds that makes you want to push the sky upward and traverse into a transcendental realm of existence.
Martin Roth – Mel
This track titled Mel is dark and hypnotic, an alluring contrast of droning synths and a tight drum set that metamorphoses between states of meditation and invigoration. This track is an example of Martin Roth’s ability to produce wordless stories by appealing to the primordial human response to music.
Metrika (Crosstown Rebels)
Metrika and Bastard Love – As A Fiction (Original Mix)
As A Fiction is a romantic alliteration of all things deep. This tune will make you want to dance your socks off with its 80s retro meets tech house vibes. Indeed, a song that is trippier than fiction and gets the brain juices flowing with nostalgia. Let’s get funky.
Matt Hardinge (Motek)
Ominous ft. Cari Golden – Shattered (Matt Hardinge Remix)
An orchestra of live instrument samples and artificial sound waves, Matt Hardinge’s remix of Shattered is a galactic deep techno interpretation executed with the warm sounds of the classic 808 drum machine. Cari Golden’s vocals are a celestial integration to the cerebral landscape reminiscent of older forms of trance.
Navitas – Run To Me (Original Mix)
Navitas brings a touch of energizing magic with Run To Me, an adventurous mood-setting track for those seeking a speedy escape from reality. The track’s tribal ascendance and four-on-the-floor beat give a lofty push in directing and sustaining a unified movement of the underground spirit.
J.Sanders (BWO Records, 6AM)
J.Sanders – Cloudtricks (Original Mix)
Organic and inorganic percussion interact to create a complex system of sensations and thoughts in Cloudtricks. The second piece to J.Sanders’ Ellipse EP serves as a deep tech manifestation of the calculative chaos of the natural environment around us. A humbling listening experience.
Jamie Charles (Motek, Draft, 6AM)
Jamie Charles – Counter Culture (Original Mix)
A forthright piece to the self-titled Counter Culture EP, this track is majestically bohemian. It tickles the rudimental feelings of musical wanderlust, paving a path of unguided exploration with its rumbling kicks, intermittent psychedelic chants, and crystalline echoes.