Luciano – Live At Cadenza Meets Planet E (Bpm 2015)

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Throughout a week of events, some are bound to stand out more than others. Cadenza meets Planet E at Mamitas had a heavy lineup with Mark Fanciulli, Moodymann, Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig, and Luciano. The fusion of styles commonly associated with Cadenza was a perfect compliment to that of Planet E, and the house and techno grooves found in this set are serious dance floor material.

The atmosphere at this showcase seems to have been in great spirits judging from the selection of tunes from Luciano. The mix feels incredibly balanced as he weaves through deep tribal rhythms and open air house grooves, and the final moments of his set propel the dance floor into an absolute frenzy. Quality work from the Cadenza master mind capturing the essence of The BPM Festival. This mix is a great example of the quality music experienced in Playa del Carmen that week. Enjoy Luciano live at Cadenza Meets Planet E.

Joris Voorn B2B Nic Fanciulli at BPM 2015

Who are the strongest artists in the tech house field? Individually, Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli rank high on the list of prominent tech house artists, but when they join forces the result is rather fantastic. The two recently teamed up at BPM for the La Familia party, and put down an impressive set that lasted well into the morning.

 

Voorn and Fanciulli compliment each others style perfectly, which resulted in a perfect fusion for their extended back-to-back. Throughout the almost five hour journey they had everything from gritty tech house, uplifting classic house cuts, vocal jams, and even included a throwback to Supermode’s Tell Me Why as the morning sun warmed the dance floor. The set is nothing short of excellent, so if you missed it you can catch the audio/video stream below. A perfect mix to get through half the work day.

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Nic Fanciulli on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Nick Curly at Club4, Barcelona

You know a venue will be special when its vision comes to life through Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Marco Carola, and Adam Beyer. Club4 in Barcelona was founded by this influential mix of DJ’s, and continually excels in bringing high quality parties to Barcelona. This past Christmas Nick Curly served up a strong selection of house and techno for the Spanish dance floor. In a city where nightlife and clubs thrive, Club4 ranks amongst the elite when it comes to nights like this week in and week out.

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Club4 Barcelona on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Guy J – December Around the World

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When someone refers to “progressive” in regards to dance music, it often has a negative connotation towards more mainstream and festival “EDM”. But when we say progressive, we think of the beautiful and eclectic sounds from artists like Guy J, Hernan Cattenao, and Nick Warren. In his recent December Around the World mix, Guy J puts on the best showcase to the sounds of the progressive genre.

Lush pads and vibrant basslines start the mix off on a high note as the mix takes emotional turns through the various aspects of progressive house and techno. December Around the World stays true to it’s melodic and swaying elements, and it isn’t until the last 15 minutes that Guy J turns it up a notch with some jackin hats and driving basslines. If you have any friends with misconceptions about progressive house, this would be the ideal mix to convince them otherwise. Enjoy the final few days of 2014 as well as this phenomenal mix from Guy J.

Guy J on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

 

Caribou’s Essential Mix On Top For 2014

caribouCanadian Producer Dan Snaith, a.k.a Caribou has been crowned the king of the BBC R1 Essential Mix for 2014, beating out favorites Bicep, Jon Hopkins, Joy Orbison, and Ten Walls. A panel of judges consisting of Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, 2013’s winner Eric Prydz and dance music editors from Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor and XLR8R named Caribou’s feature the Essential Mix of the Year, which first aired last October. In the same month, he released his critically-acclaimed sixth studio album ‘Our Love’, which reached #46 on the Billboard 200. BBC Radio 1 will air the mix live once more on December 27. Hear his award winning two-hour eclectic selection below:

 

Caribou – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2014-10-18 by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud

Caribou’s Essential Mix On Top For 2014

caribouCanadian Producer Dan Snaith, a.k.a Caribou has been crowned the king of the BBC R1 Essential Mix for 2014, beating out favorites Bicep, Jon Hopkins, Joy Orbison, and Ten Walls. A panel of judges consisting of Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, 2013’s winner Eric Prydz and dance music editors from Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor and XLR8R named Caribou’s feature the Essential Mix of the Year, which first aired last October. In the same month, he released his critically-acclaimed sixth studio album ‘Our Love’, which reached #46 on the Billboard 200. BBC Radio 1 will air the mix live once more on December 27. Hear his award winning two-hour eclectic selection below:

 

Caribou – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2014-10-18 by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud

Robert Dietz Live at Robert Johnson, Germany

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When it comes to quality music, Robert Dietz needs no introduction. The Desolat staple had quite a year playing at some of the most esteemed clubs and festivals around the world, one of which being the iconic Robert Johnson in Offenbach, Germany. Robert Johnson is arguably one of the smallest, but best clubs in the world. The room holds just about 100 people, but that doesn’t stop it from hosting some serious parties. An intimate setting such as this is a special way to experience the sounds of Dietz.

Robert Dietz played Robert Johnson back in November, and THUMP has made part of the set available for streaming via Soundcloud. The set is loaded with house and tech that Dietz has become so well known for, and one can only imagine how pure it sounded on the sound system at Robert Johnson.

Robert Dietz on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Posh and Scott Palmer – Project London Radio

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The vinyl resurgence is alive as ever, and as a result more boutique vinyl only labels seem to be coming up. One of these vinyl only labels is Project London Records, and their radio series is a great representation of their sound. Here’s a mix from Posh back-to-back with label owner Scott Palmer to get started on the right track today. If hypnotic house grooves are something you enjoy then this mix will be perfect for you. Take a listen below and start the Monday journey.

The label specializes in proper house music with moments of deep hypnotic grooves. Very appropriate for a vinyl only label that delivers such quality music for the mind and dance floor. This particular back-to-back session with Posh and Scott Palmer showcases their deep sound, and it’s so smooth that the 58 minutes really isn’t enough. For a vinyl only label I’d like to think that the mix is all vinyl as well, however they don’t make that specification in the info.

Project London Records on Soundcloud | Facebook | Official Site

D’Julz at Womb, Tokyo

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When it comes to getting the dance floor wild, leave it to non other than French house star D’Julz. To get our Monday started on the right foot here is D’Julz live from one of our favorite Japanese clubs, Womb. He brought the finest blend of house and techno to the clubbers at Womb for quite a journey on Halloween night this year.

The mix starts with classic house pads and atmospheres, and it sets the mood perfectly for the remainder of the mix. After the first track I was hooked. The groove transforms as a single percussive hit changes everything, and moving forward it is a true house music experience. To be honest, quite envious of those who were on the dance floor for this one.

The event was promoted and organized by prominent music group Tresvibes, and included Point G (Live) and many Japanese residents to complete the lineup. Japan is starting to become a focal point for the ever growing house and techno scene in the world, and nights like these show that there is an incredible amount of promise moving into the future.

Guti & Martin Buttrich Live @ Mixmag Lab LA

Mixmag LAThis past weekend Los Angeles was graced with some incredible music courtesy of Guti and Martin Buttrich. Prior to playing at Sound Nightclub for Buttrich’s 20 Year Celebration Tour, the two put down an incredible set for Mixmag’s Lab LA stream series. Armed with a TR-8, Allen & Heath mixers, and what appears to be a double-barreled tequila dispenser, Guti and Buttrich flowed seamlessly between house and deep tech grooves to warm up the evening.

Every Friday Mixmag hosts incredible artists to take over the decks and deliver quality music for the weekly web broadcast. This week the vibe was intimate, and the music selection couldn’t portray that more accurately. If you missed them at Sound or missed the live stream, you can see Guti and Buttrich’s full back-to-back set from LAB: LA below. Listening to these two amazing artists go back-to-back is the perfect way to start the last month of 2014. Enjoy!

Martin Buttrich on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor | Juno Download

Guti on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor | Juno Download