This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio is a guest mix by Michał Radziwanowski aka MRJ. This young Polish producer has released on esteemed labels the likes of Simma Black, Country Club Disco, White Widow Recordings and Audiophile records, incorporating such genres as UK influenced underground house music and future bass with garage elements.
It’s finally May, and for techno and house fans in North America the arrival of the fifth month of the calendar year heralds the nearing of Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.
The three-day festival takes over Detroit’s downtown Hart Plaza with arguably the strongest techno and house lineup of the entire continent. But more than that, the entire city comes alive with a series of day and nighttime parties that literally take over every usable venue and bar in the Midwestern city.
Aathee is a studio collaboration and label founded by Happyghost and Hopscotch, two producers and DJs out of Chicago. Together, they have put together a 45-minute mix that is a perfect listen for the yearly pilgrimage to the birthplace of techno. Aptly named “Road to Movement Detroit,” the mix features all original unreleased sounds written and composed by Aathee and Friends at Mecca Studios Chicago.
This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio features one of techno’s OGs in the form of Chicago-born-and-bred DJ, producer and owner of 4 Track Records (4TRK) Joseph Manumaleuna aka DJ Hyperactive.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Joseph, or JoJo as he is affectionately known to friends, during my years working in Chicago’s techno and house industry. Prior to this interview I had last seen him on a cold Chicago night in February, when his good friend and fellow artist Moe Espinosa aka drumcell was in town to play at Spybar Chicago. JoJo played host at a wonderful BBQ dinner before an even better night of techno ensued.
Those versed in the history of techno need little introduction to DJ Hyperactive as an artist. His Resident Advisor bio describes him as one of Daft Punk’s “Teachers” and “brother of the humble,” his contributions and impact to the underground spanning three decades now and leaving a legacy that has not only helped shape techno in Chicago and the Midwest, but the entire United States and beyond. Growing up in Chicago in the early ’90s, DJ Hyperactive honed his skills as both a producer and DJ, receiving instant international recognition and subsequent touring gigs at some of the most recognized and revered venues and events of the last 20-plus years, including Orbit in Leeds, Liquid Room in Tokyo, Berlin’s iconic Love Parade, the game-changing Interface parties spearheaded by Droid Behavior in Los Angeles, Movement Detroit festival in the birth place of techno, Output in Brooklyn, techno meccas in Berlin such as Tresor and Berghain and of course at Smartbar, Spybar and Primary right in his home city of Chicago.
Over the course of his career he has churned out well over 100 remixes and original tracks, his catalogue including such instant classics as “Venus” and “Wide Open” on Missile, “25HRs” on Droid Recordings, “Music Box’ on his own imprint 4 Track Recordings, and more on imprints the likes of Contact, Truncate, Figure, Blank Code, Impact Mechanics, Nachstrom Schallplatten, and CLR, just to name a few. After a warming stint in Southern California, DJ Hyperactive returned to Chicago 2013 to reconnect with his family and musical roots. His story continues with more gigs and more studio productions, with the difference being the experience and perspective that only a true veteran can possess.
We are honored to have him as guest of our 57th episode of Global Vibe Radio, which we present to you alongside an exclusive chat we had with him last week in honor of the recording. Enjoy the music and DJ Hyperactive’s wisdom below, full track list can be found at the end of the article.
Good morning and welcome back to our weekly appointment with Music Monday, the 6AM feature where we feature to you our favorite live set recording or mix from the weekend.
Today we present to you two hours of top-notch techno soundscapes mixed by Thomas Hessler. Born and raised in East Germany, the producer and DJ has already graced the sound system of esteemed clubbing institutions the likes of Berghain, Tresor and Bassiani, delivering intense and atmospheric journeys of techno.
Thomas is featured on the 30th and latest edition of Deep Space Helsinki, a record label and weekly radio show on Basso Radio FM frequency 102,4 MHz in the Helsinki area hosted by Samuli Kemppi and Juho Kusti. The two-hour mix contains tracks from Planetary Assault Systems, Matrixxman, Dax J, Amotik, Kangding Ray and many more. Full track list at the end of the article.
Listen to the mix below:
1. Dettmann & Klock – Phantom Studies
2. Claudio PRC- Ostinato
3. Oliver Deutschmann – Blind
4. Planetary Assault Systems – Temporary Suspension (Slam Rework)
5. Kessel – Sensorium (Reeko Remix)
6. Matrixxman – Arrival 1
7. Ambivalent – Drag (Amotik Remix)
8. Peter Eilmes – Gluon
9. Aboyomi – Centaurus
10. Alex.Do – Sentionaut
11. DVS1 – Rise
12. Woo York – Alien Worlds (The Advent Jacking Remix)
13. Phase – Alone In Time (Floor Mix)
14. Alderaan – Blue Moon
15. Farceb – Exoplanet War
16. Fjaak – Wolves
17. Matrixxman – Mainframe 2.0
18. 2000 & One – Bonus Beat Thang
19. Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (Psyk Rework)
20. Noncompliant – More Than Surviving (Ambivalent Remix)
21. Oliver Deutschmann – Tide
22. Anders Hellberg – Over The Hills
23. Kaelan – Self Deception
24. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die Geliebe Des Anderen (Shlomo Version)
25. Blush Response – Beyond Flesh
26. Operation Amplified – #32500432
27. Dax J – Harry The Hatchet
28. Pfirter – Sut (Thomas Hessler Remix)
29. Planetary Assault Systems – Whistle Viper (P.A.S. Live Rework)
30. Setaoc Mass – Passive
31. Cleric – Unwritten Future
32. Amotik – Unnees
33. Kangding Ray – Epsilon
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Growing up on the East Coast, and receiving a well-rounded education in audio engineering, Finley prepared himself well for a life in music. His upbringing and musical tastes from his early life clearly shine through in his recent productions. With an affinity for “sexy music with swing”, Finley has locked in his sound and knows exactly the right way to service a dance floor.
The talented Brooklyn based producer recently stepped up for our recent edition of Global Vibe Radio, and brings forth an eclectic mix of smooth grooves, lush house music, and hypnotic club burners. You can stream the episode of GVR below, and take a look at our Q&A with Finley where he touches upon his process for the mix, his ideal studio, as well as an explanation as to why he considers himself the Bastard Son of SONA. Read more
The next installment of our Global Vibe Radio series comes courtesy of Asylum Afterhours resident, Russell Trent. Asylum Afterhours in Hawaii remains one of the most esteemed parties around the globe; from their expansive and talented roster of residents, to the A-list talent such as Sasha, Nina Kraviz, and Matt Tolfrey, Asylum has everything it takes to provide an immersive experience.
This edition of Global Vibe Radio with Russell Trent shows just that. With an intriguing 8 bit and lo-fi style intro, the mix progresses into melodic grooves and dance floor hypnotism that brings serious island vibes to the mix. For the next hour, sit back and enjoy this edition of GVR with Russell Trent.
It’s generally accepted that an extended set is one of the only ways to truly experience a DJ in his or her element. It’s safe to say that Fort Romeau is in his element on this 6 hour journey through the Dekmantel Podcast.
Recorded at Corsica in London, the mix encompasses everything blissful about his sound. Striking an uncanny balance between house, techno, electronica, and ambient, Fort Romeau’s Dekmantel mix covers the spectrum. The talented DJ/producer has released on a variety of labels such as Spectral Sound and Live at Robert Johnson, and has a strong understanding of music that hits beyond the dance floor.
“I really like playing in this way. There’s so much freedom to shape the entire musical language of the evening and to make connections between disparate music that you just can’t really do in two or three hours at peak time. Corsica is one of London’s best spaces in my opinion, the DJ booth is rock solid with none of the typical problems of playing vinyl that plague clubs these days, the sound system is good and the crowd has always been great in my experience, so i was pleased to be able to take over the programming for the night.” – Fort Romeau
House music is a feeling, and if there’s one person who has tapped into these feelings it’s French DJ/producer, Djebali. A certified vinyl guru and house aficionado, Djebali has made his mark on the scene through an array of original works and remixes for fellow groove gurus. His tracks have been supported by all the major players, and can often be heard throughout some of the best clubs in the world such as DC-10, WOMB, Fabric, and pretty much any institution that prides themselves in proper house music.
This week, the event in question is the highly regarded party at Clinic Wednesdays. With a low ceiling and intimate dance floor, it’s shaping up to be quite a weeknight affair. To get us in the groove, here’s a phenomenal mix that Djebali recorded for the Fasten Musique Podcast a few years ago.
Make sure to catch Djebali at Clinic Wednesday on October 21 – Guestlist + RSVP available here
Fresh off his CRSSDFEST debut this past weekend in San Diego, Ben Klock delivers one hell of a mix for his first ever BBC Radio 1 showcase that best exemplifies his “Hypnotic Techno” sound. Named as one of our must see techno acts at ADE 2015, the exclusive two hour set is a must on your playlist as the Klockwork label boss takes you from past, present, and future through the rhythm and sounds of timeless techno beats.
What’s better than a classic Move D mix? Move D back to back with Jus Ed at an after hours in Berlin – that’s what. Both Move D and Jus Ed are some of the finest curators in the game, and this Berlin after hours mix really sees the two artists dig deep into their record bags. From James Brown to DJ Koze, the mix touches upon all flavors throughout the four hour journey.
Move D and Jus Ed are the DJ’s DJ’s. With a taste unparalleled by others, and technical precision perfected through years of experience, the two are incredibly admirable in their dedication to the craft. Sit back, relax, and enjoy four hours of Move D and Jus Ed.