Premiere: Listen to Emmanuel Top’s “Redux” on Chilean Label Sienna Obscure

Emmanuel Top has been regarded as France’s first techno superstar since the ’90s, even if his popularity was greater in countries like Germany and England than his own.

For his latest release, Top perks up on emerging Chilean label, Sienna Obscure. Helmed by producer Jeavan Vega & his Co Label Partner Ricardo Van Der Bent) , the label has already played host to some of techno’s foremost players, with Steve Rachmad, Neil Landstrumm, Steve Stoll and Philippe Petit just some of those who’ve graced the label in recent times. Entitled the Redux EP, it sees Top delivers two exceptional originals, with remixes coming from none other than Hardfloor and Joey Beltram.

The release opens with the title track which we are premiering today, “Redux”. A slamming peak-time number full of tense atmosphere, it quickly unfurls into a track of gargantuan proportions. By the time the acid-led baseline plays out, it’s drawn the listener in hook, line and sinker.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 087 feat. Grensta

This Thanksgiving we travel to the San Francisco Bay area for our weekly appointment with Global Vibe Radio. Our guest is Grensta, a young artist catapulted to the scene after winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project, with personal music releases since on labels such as Psycho Disco, Perfect Driver, Nite Records and Sleazy G.

Listen to the mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for our interview with Grensta and full track listing at the end of the article.

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Digging Deeper with Vibe Killers

Vibe Killers are a duo from Lancashire, UK, — two brothers who have been creating waves on the release front and with their gigs over the last year and a half.

Their music, both as producers and DJs, has received support from artists the likes of Hot Since 82, Loco Dice, Richy Ahmed, wAFF and more, with charting releases on labels like Hot Creations, Kaluki, Elrow, Knee Deep In Sound, Sola and Material.

With some big tracks coming up in the next few months, and their new EP, Violator out November 24th on Hottrax and now available for pre-order via Beatport, we decided to chat with them to dig a little deeper into what the fuss is all about!

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Egg London’s What Came First Label Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary With EP Featuring The Advent and Egbert

On December 15th, one of the UK’s top clubs Egg London will be celebrating the first anniversary of its record label What Came First, marking this special occasion with a special release from The Advent including Egbert.

This release will feature some new tracks including the title track of the EP “Valiant Keys,” which you can listen through the embedded player below:

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Premiere: Listen to Wudec’s “Poltergeist” Out On Brand New Label Farsighted Records

Wudec is a young producer from Silesia, introducing the world to his extended EP entitled Absolution — the first outing of a brand new label from Poland called Farsighted Records and available via the label’s Bandcamp page.

The result is a fresh, bold and untrammeled combination of a deep dub techno, acid 303-like sound and massive kicks. This blend is an extraordinary journey, during which a medieval castles, baroque temples, renaissance operas and row walls of modern clubs are being visited. A journey, that blears Christian tradition with pagan ritual. This is an epic tale about Europe and a bow in front of the wealthy culture, that have been shaping the Continent through the ages. On top of four original tracks, the EP comes complete with two remixes from highly appreciated Polish producers, Kuba Sojka and Michal Jablonski.

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Premiere: Listen to Denis Rodd “Minotaur” Out Soon on Cochlea Music

After the organic and natural-sounding debut, Denis Rodd was inspired by Greek mythology and modern cinematography for his second EP, which is out on Cochlea Music this coming November 24th.

In the opening track,“Charlie & The Acid Factory,” the label founder is found grasping Tim Burton‘s fantasy fairy tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and replacing the chocolate with acid, creating a track that has an alluring beat.

The energetic density increases in the track “Slow,” the drum machines and plug-in sounds pushing the vocals forward, which in any case aren‘t slow at all. Or is it the exact opposite? Tribal magic emanates the ’40s and ’50s Blues in the vocal samples, a touch of African ancestral culture, jazz trumpets – the minor scales are hypnotically similar to the techno scales.

In the title track “Minotaur,” which we are premiering today, Denis Rodd finally transforms the bull-headed monster from the ancient legend into a hybrid with a fidgety techno skull, and body and soul made from warm Deep House. Bittersweet, melancholic and yet joyful is the captivity in Minotaur’s labyrinth of BPM, melodic murmurs, small surprises and contrasting sound events.

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Premiere: Listen to Nitin’s Warm Remix of David Scuba & Dance Spirit’s “Prophecy”

Superfreq returns with another fantastically futuristic package, this time from label partner David Scuba with Dance Spirit, the duo of Christopher Mohn and Reagan Denius.

Revered US talent Scuba is in fine form at the moment after big releases on labels like Riff Raff, Desert Hearts and Veryverywrongindeed, as well as playing events like BPM Festival, Burning Man and the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Here he links with Dance Spirit who are known for their forward looking minimal techno and are also residents of the famous Flying Circus parties. Past releases include their inspiring and thought-provoking work on groundbreaking LP ‘The Sun Also Rises’ on Supernature, and so when added together with David Scuba this exciting collaborative outfit has a truly fresh sound.

Today we are premiering the fantastic remix of “Prophecy” from No.19 co-founder Nitin, which swarms with warm solar winds. Down low, slick metallic drums roll along and create a spooky spaced out vibe that will surely hypnotize any crowd as they get taken deep into the cosmos.

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Premiere: Listen to Dr. Packer’s Remix of “Say That You Love Me” by Soulnaturals ft Kylie Auldist

Having enjoyed a fantastic year so far with the release of their critically acclaimed Love Says Yes! album, Soulnaturals join forces once again with Australia’s first lady of Soul, Kylie Auldist, on their adorable new single “Say That You Love Me”.

Oozing with their signature feel-good Soul vibes, “Say That You Love Me” is a heartfelt love song, packed with a cute, groovy bass lick that struts under a hotbed of funky guitars, joyous hammond playing and topped with Kylie’s dynamite soul-sista voice.

On remix duty, and on first exclusive for you today, Glitterbox DJ Dr Packer injects some of his trademark sparkle creating a superb discofied floor filler!

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Premiere: Listen to PAX’s “Big Sound” Forthcoming on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters Tracks Vol. 2

Following on from volume 1 released in the summer, Nothing Else Matters Tracks Vol. 2 continues to highlight Danny Howard’s passion for discovering cutting-edge dance music. Comprised of 4 tracks, each single will be released week by week from the 17th November up until the final release date of 8th December as a full EP. Volume 2 features exclusive singles from PAX, Mason Maynard, and The Golden Boy and Apexape and is available for purchase here.

Today we have the exclusive premiere of the first release, which comes courtesy of elrow, Glasgow Underground and Toolroom affiliate, DJ and production duo PAX. PAX have been steadily making their mark across the country, receiving support by Steve Lawler, Nathan Barato and Solardo. “Big Sound” is exactly that, a fierce drum-led track that underpins booming vocals.

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Q&A and Premiere: One Child Policy Discusses His Debut EP on VRV, His Asian-American Heritage and Favorite LA Food Spots

Out on Los Angeles based VRVOne Child Policy‘s debut introduces the electronic music world to a new and distinct sound. Featuring a yin and yang selection of tracks, Cultural Transmissions (order here) contains productions that are both club-ready and cerebral in nature, kinetic and moving while simultaneously exercising the mind into new dimensions.

One Child Policy (1CP) is a project born out of the LA’s colorful San Gabriel Valley Chinese area, a fusion of sorts that sees the amalgamation of electronica with a background of classical music, electrical engineering and sound design. The results are peculiar, in a most positive way, with distorted vocals, mind-bending synth leads, gritty yet warm percussions and an overall atmospheric aura that carries through all his tracks.

We had a chat with the man behind the project to talk about his roots, favorite Los Angeles food spots and the journey that took him here: the release of his debut on one of LA’s most recognized labels, from which we are premiering the track “Chase The Dragon.”

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