Sven Vath 2015 Essential Mix

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“When I was asked to do this Essential Mix I thought it might be something special to compile a selection of tracks from my label Cocoon Recordings. You’ll hear old stuff, current releases and some unreleased music which will be out soon.” – Sven Vath

Essential mixes for BBC are a milestone achievement in this industry, and are treated with the upmost respect. This past Fourth of July weekend, Sven Vath took to the BBC Radio 1 airwaves to deliver an essential mix encompassing the vast catalog of his label, Cocoon Recordings.

For the Cocoon edition of his Essential Mix, Papa Sven broke out tracks from artists such as Sascha Dive, Uner, Luca Ballerini, Daniel Stefanik, and even Boys Noize. The two hour essential mix is a complete testament to both Sven Vath and his beloved Cocoon Recordings, and needless to say is a musical journey that is well worth your complete and undivided attention. Techno and house at it’s absolute finest from one of the legends.

Various uploads of Sven Vath’s Essential Mix have started to surface, and can also be heard directly on the BBC Website until early August.

Sven Vath Essential Mix Tracklist

Minilouge – Atoms with Curiosity That Looks At Itself And Wonder Why It Wonders
Guido Schneider & André Galluzzi – Mario
Uner – Monamen
Dana Ruh – If You Don’t Know a Name
Sascha Dive – Werewolf
Traumer – Kiraf
Boys Noize – Adonis
Ilario Alicante – Thera (Steve Rachmad Remix)
Markus Suckut & Heil – Souls
Tom Demac – Axel Foley
Phil Kieran – Wasps Under My Toyboat (Planetary Assault System Remix)
Alex Bau – On Synth
Daniel Stefanik – Acid Track
Dast – Paranormal Effect
Alan Fitzpatrick – Truant
Gregor Tresher – About a Good Place
Sven Vath – Ritual of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)
Luca Ballerini – Impressions of a Dawn (Alba in 4/4)
Tim Green – Eclipse

Fabric 81 with Matt Tolfrey

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In an era where podcasts and mix series are so abundant, one that has stood the test of time is the iconic mix series from Fabric. Since 2001 Fabric has been a platform for artists to showcase their style and put together a true sonic adventure for the listener. Fabric 81 features the work of Matt Tolfrey, and as expected he brings forth some serious dance material.

“This is the mix I have been hoping to achieve my whole career. I’ve basically tried to fit in eleven years of my experiences at fabric, but trust me it’s been hard as there’ve been so many. There are records on here that I remember playing the first time I ever played at the club, and there are records on here I can’t wait to play at the club again. By editing nearly all the tracks on the mix, I was able to fit it all in.” – Matt Tolfrey

You can listen to the 30-minute preview of Fabric 81 below, with the full mix being available for purchase on iTunes and the Fabric Official Website.

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With the delivery of Fabric 81, Matt Tolfrey joins an esteemed group of artists who have all left their sonic mark through the Fabric imprint. With the release it’s only appropriate that Fabric hosts the official launch party. This Saturday April 25th the famed London club will host the Fabric 81 Launch Party with Matt Tolfrey, Cassy, Alan Fitzpatrick, Gregor Tresher, and more.

Fabric 81 Tracklist

01. Rednail Kidz – Do My Thing
02. Dan Beaumont – The Bath House
03. Gideon Bouwens – Life Stories Part 3.2
04. Genius of Time – Tom Jam
05. Aaron Carl – My House (Doc Martin & Eddie Amador’s Wax Dub)
06. Skat – Nightlife (Kenny Hawkes & David Parr Remix)
07. Bell – File One
08. Nail – I Think It’s Love
09. Someone Else – Jena Jazz (DiY Remix)
10. Jon Convex – Zero
11. Dott Farm – Gettin’ Bullied
12. jozif – A Million To One (Kerb Staller Edit)
13. Phil Weeks – Social Club
14. Gregorythme – (R)evolution
15. Pure Science – It’s Magic
16. Cassy – Idle Blues
17. Hector – A Clown Called Snapper
18. 2nd Shift feat. Heather – Somethin’ Else (This Year’s Peasant Look)
19. Marschmellows – 2 8 3 4 (Richard Wolfsdorf Remix)
20. Minimal Man – Treatment Feel (Soul Capsule vs Tan Ru Mix)
21. Sam Russo – Your Call
22. Matt Tolfrey – Lost In Space
23. Kevin Yost – Istanbul 2
24. Soichi Terada – Tokyo XXX
25. Lansdowne – Question Time

BWO Podcast: Andres Velilla

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With the weekend on the horizon it’s about time to get back into the groove. To help with this we have a fresh mix from Andres Velilla for the BWO Records Podcast. Hailing from Colombia, but based in Montreal, Velilla has an affinity to the cerebral sounds crossing through the realms of deep and tech house.

This mix for BWO Records starts with Vinyl Speed Adjust’s excellent interpretation of Thai Cubensis and from there Andres Velilla weaves his way through a sonic journey including tracks from Avatism, Dilby, Alex Niggemann, Affkt, amongst others. Take a listen to the podcast below, and prepare yourself for a great weekend…wherever you may be.

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The Best Underground Sets That Rocked Ultra 2015

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During Miami Music Week, the city becomes a dance music metropolis with different sounds and atmospheres everywhere you look. In between the frenzy of grooves in club land, many artists find themselves gracing the stage at the main event, Ultra Music Festival. This year saw an array of talented artists take their underground sound to the festival atmosphere, and as expected they held nothing back. Read more

Martin Buttrich to Play NoFilter, Hollywood

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Many things change over time, but one thing that remains consistent is Martin Buttrich’s ability to deliver deep cuts to any dance floor he visits. In both his sets and productions he eloquently fuses together elements that satisfy the mind and body, leading to a musical journey throughout the audio spectrum. This Thursday is no exception.

This week he takes the controls at NoFilter for their Thursday night party in Hollywood. But today, we look back on a Martin Buttrich set from ADE that puts us in the right mindset for his return to the decks in Los Angeles. Enjoy his set from ADE, and make sure to catch him this week for a night of slick house grooves.

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Eelke Kleijn THUMP Mix

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Tonight Sound Nightclub welcomes Eelke Kleijn to play for the famous Monday Night Social party in Los Angeles. Eelke Kleijn has built up an impressive discography with releases on prominent labels such as Suara, Toolroom, and EMI, with no signs of slowing down this year. With an uncanny ability for fusing deep grooves and melodies, his sound has taken him on a journey all over the world, and Los Angeles is his next stop.

Eelke Kleijn’s mix for THUMP is a great showcase of his sound, especially on his bootleg of Hanging Tree feat. Jennifer Lawrence. The mix is clearly well thought out, and throughout the course of the hour all tracks feel as if they are perfectly in place. Tonight he’ll be accompanied by Plastic Love and Anton Tumas who will both be perfect support to set up the night for Eelke. Take a listen to Eelke Kleijn’s mix for THUMP below, and RSVP for free entry to tonight’s event.

Free entry before 10:30pm w/RSVP: Eelke Kleijn at Sound Nightclub


Noir & Caitlin – “Black Arp” (Dub)
James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence – “Hanging Tree” (Eelke Kleijn Bootleg)
Thankyou City – “The Kizz”
Oliver Giacomotto – “Bipolar Star”
SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig – “New Dorp New York” (Eelke Kleijn Club Edit)
Ane Brun – “To Let Myself Go”
Three Drives – “Greece 2000” (Oliver Weiter Remix)
Fat Sushi – “Warehouse”
Eelke Kleijn – “Universal Soul”
Tim Cullen & Made By Pete – “Full English”

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


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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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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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.

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