Marco Faraone: The 5 Hottest Records in My Bag

Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people.

Hailing from Tuscany, Italy, Faraone has developed a worldwide reputation as an extremely skilled producer, with releases ranging from the warm analogue house grooves of his most recent Moon Harbour EP ‘Next Level’, to the relentless, hypnotic techno of his latest EP for On Edge Society, ‘Black Air’. It’s thanks to this versatility that Faraone has released on so many respected labels in a relatively short period of time – Drumcode, Desolat, Be As One, Sci+Tec, Moda Black, Holic Trax, Get Physical and Truesoul have all provided a home for Faraone’s productions.

Faraone is just as a busy as a DJ, with his popularity back home in Italy plain to see for everyone, thanks to a 3 year residency and counting under his belt at the famed Tenax club in Florence and gigs literally all around the world, including some of the most coveted clubs and festival stages.

More recently Marco Faraone has contributed a wickedly atmospheric track called “Desert Crash” to Drumcode’s latest A-Sides Vol.6 compilation, which is available for purchase via Beatport.

In light of the recent compilation, and summer gigs at Music On, Tomorrowland and Elrow, amongst many others, we had a chat with Marco and asked him to share the current 5 hottest tracks in his record bag.

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Fehrplay: The 5 Hottest Records in My Bag

Never one to talk down his Norwegian roots, the life and times of Jonas Fehr have not been limited to one global locality. Known world-over as Fehrplay, the producer and DJ has been influenced by his years spent studying in the dance music mecca that is Manchester, England, as well as his years spent globe-trotting whilst introducing the world to his ever-evolving musical sounds.

A purveyor of progressive house in its finest form, Fehrplay has enjoyed the support of one of the genre’s most respected acts in Eric Prydz, earning a spot on Pryda Friends’ buoyant roster of talent with full merit. Jonas hasn’t stopped there though, continuing to push his music to new boundaries both in the studio and on tour, constantly pushing the envelope of progressive house to new limits.

We caught up with the talented artist to find out what his current 5 favorite tracks are. Enjoy them below!

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Lean Trax Volume 1. Tests The Boundaries of Techno and Hip-Hop By Creating Dance Floor Urban Techno

Re-imagining. Blending. Testing. Innovating. VRV‘s latest outing does all that, and more,  with its latest tape release.

Continuing to push the boundaries of diversity, the Los Angeles techno label veers off into somewhat uncharted territory thanks to a five-track release available for free listening and downloading via the label’s Bandcamp page and soon to be available via tape also.

Lean Trax is the alter-ego of a well-known techno act from the urban techno warehouse scene that has put Los Angeles on the map for well over a decade. Volume 1 fulfills the artist’s need for urban techno edits ready for the dance floor, keeping techno as a root genre and blending with it the adverse energy of hip-hop to produce enthralling and captivating results that have so far been mostly unexplored.

 

While Lean Trax isn’t the first act to look at both techno and hip-hop as interesting ingredients for a new musical concoction, see Sian’s latest album or Heroes x Villains for example, Volume 1 takes some of hip-hop and rap’s most known tracks and reimagines them their swagger and bravado within a techno context, all songs manipulated and assembled by Lean Trax but containing elements of their originals.

 

From “Percocet” to “Jumpman” and from “Drippin” to “Not Nice, without forgetting “Like Dat,” Lean Trax’s Volume 1 is a release that provides new weapons for any techno DJ’s arsenal, allowing for artists to go in directions they couldn’t before.

 

Track Listing:

1. Percocet
2. Jumpman
3. Drippin
4. Not Nice
5. Not Nice (Soca Mix)
6. Like Dat

Stream all the tracks and download through VRV’s Bandcamp page

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Premiere and FREE Download: Listen to Cabrillo’s “Soul Box” out on LAMP

Reworked, Re-rubbed, Remixed, Reimagined. Spectrums is a new compilation series from LAMP focusing on artists who are re-envisioning some of their favorite songs while pushing the boundaries of their creativity.Periodically, LAMP will select tracks that span multiple genres across the spectrum of electronically produced music and showcase them in this compilation series.

Today we are premiering Cabrillo’s “Soul Box” from the compilation release, which we are also giving away with a FREE Download available here.


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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 078 feat. Sandy Turnbull

For this week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio we welcome Galleria Records boss Sandy Turnbull, who has fast become a prolific artist in recent times, his distinctive Disco House fusions championed by the likes of Derrick Carter and Groove Armada to Soulclap, Mark Farina and Sonny Fondera, among others.

Listen too the mix below and read on for both track list and our exclusive chat with the Sheffield lad as he reveals his exciting new “Night Talk” series.

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Premiere: Listen to AERZ’s Remix of “Epigrafico” by Fresh Poison

Fledgling German label, Hike Recordings continue to put their stamp on the global Techno map with a potent debut release from upcoming Italian duo Fresh Poison. “Laconico” is bound by a hypnotic, bubbling groove that’s laced with haunting synth stabs and perpetual arpeggios. It also comes with a sublime remix from Carrying Ghosts, who turns up the tension, injecting menacing beats and electronica for the darker floors. “Epigrafico” is teased with ethereal synth washes and obscure melodies, all underpinned by minimal beats and a low slung bass current. A

Also on remix duties, Hike Recordings boss AERZ delivers a powerful driving hi-hat led groove, armed with aggressive synth attacks and ethereal electronica. We present this one to you exclusively today ahead of the EP’s release this coming Friday, September 15th.

Track listing:

1 Laconico (Original Mix)

2 Laconico (Carrying Ghosts Remix)

3 Epigrafico (Original Mix)

4 Epigrafico (AERZ Remix)

 

Laconico will be released on Beatport Exclusive on September 15th / Full release September 29th 2017.

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Lanthan.audio Celebrates 10th Release With Edit Select, Mike Parker, Jeff Derringer, Milton Bradley and more

For a young, well-curated record label reaching your 10th release is a milestone to be proud of.

Lanthan.audio, the imprint founded and guided by German producer and DJ Christian Gerlach, has boasted an illustrious roster of artists so far, some of which have been tapped into to celebrate the label’s 10th release.

Exclusively for this anniversary, the label has rearranged its focus to present itself newly, as the architecture of mother nature. Lanthan.Extracts features music from Jeff Derringer, Mike Parker, Milton Bradley, Edit Select, Brendon Moeller, Deepbass, Motionen and of course Christian Gerlach himself, with a release date set to beginning of October 2017.

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Premiere: Listen to Acumen’s “Distance Fatale” on EIN2

EIN2 is the sister label of Einmusika Recordings and they keep up the pressure with their latest release, a new EP from French producer and scene veteran Acumen. The Time Has Changed boss releases music on labels like Non Stop and always layers in real emotion to his house grooves.

“Innocent Flower” goes first here and is a broody track with pained bass and poignant melodies riding up and down the scale. Glassy tinkles and clever filters all help add to the dreamy and escapist feel of the groove. “Grand Ma” then keeps you on your toes with a lively tech number that has poised chords that never resolve. It is an edgy track with big drums and drama in the synths and again is likely to stand out in any set. “Distance Fatale” is a house number with synths that are epic and well sculpted. They are filled with a sense of loss and as the beats roll on below they get you in a trance.

Purchase Acumen’s Innocent Flower EP via Beatport and enjoy an exclusive streaming premiere of “Distance Fatale” below.

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Playlist: Endor’s Favorite Weird and Wonderful Tracks

The 23-year-old London-based producer Endor is quickly making a name for himself in the electronic music scene, both in the UK and beyond. His original tracks and remixes are now approaching 21 million streams on SoundCloud, and he has an impressive discography to boot, having done official remixes for artists like Roger Sanchez, Leona Lewis, Motez, and KStewart, as well as some unforgettable bootlegs, most notably one for Skream’s “In For The Kill”.  In addition, he is also curating a back-to-back live series straight out of his kitchen, joined by the likes of Blonde, Taiki Nulight, Bushbaby, and Foor & Joshua.

With such an eclectic background as a producer, we asked Endor to dig deep in his record collection and share with us his favorite weird and yet wonderful tracks.

Check them out below and see what he has to say about each of them:

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Premiere: Listen to Deepchild’s Dub Techno Track “Luminous” out on Seppuku

Australian producer, DJ, designer and teacher Rick Bull, best known by his artist name Deepchild, has been one of the Antipodes’ best regarded electronic music exports for two decades.

With club, broadcast, composition and critical-discourse experience, Bull’s investment in electronic music is deeply rooted. The formerly Berlin-based artist made his debut at the city’s legendary Berghain club in 2007 and he has toured internationally and extensively since then. Fortified by an expansive catalogue of releases and remixes on labels like Get Physical Music, BBE, Sleaze, Leisure System and Future Classic, Deepchild is also one half of the Juno Award nominated duo, Concubine.

“Luminous (Pt.1)” forms the first part of an ongoing audio scrapbook, meditating on the life of a father being both unmade and reborn by the slow creep of Alzheimer’s disease. Today we premiere the title track from the release, which is available on Seppüku’s Bandcamp, and present you some words from Deepchild himself:

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