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Q&A and Premiere: Daniel Boon Releases Debut Album “Boon & Bane” on Neuhain Recordings

Boon & Bane is an exciting long player of Berlin techno DJ/Producer, Daniel Boon, a highly intelligent man who likes to think outside the box, creating a unique blend of underground sounds. His long-awaited first album which have been carefully built over the last year, reveals Daniel Boon’s widely rich musical identity through 10 awe-inspiring tracks!

The debut album comes out comes out on his own imprint Neuhain Recordings, a techno label with recent releases from David Ternessi, Crazy
Sonic and Superstrobe. Boon is responsible for numerous parties throughout Berlin in the late ’90s and early to mid 2000s, including club nights at the legendary old Tresor club and the now closed Maria Am Ostbahnhof. Furthermore Boon also founded Ostfunk Records with Oliver Tatsch in 2005 which became one of Berlin’s leading techno labels.

Boon & Bane is an exploration of textures. Each track has its own sonic character whether that’s the growling rumbles in “Fade Array” or the noise explosions in “Inside Symmetry”. The percussion is warm and expertly laid, often within the form of polyrhythms. “Demand Echoes” for example
bleeps in and out while carrying a crunch of a clap which is a welcome theme throughout. The reverse synth percs in Fallback Audio show Boon’s minimalistic calibre while tracks like “Rattle Blade” and “Shadow Forecast’s” vocal-use give rave nostalgia. “Humo Routine” sticks out as a garage house influenced shuffle techno hybrid with a wobble-esque bassline, perfectly giving the middle of the album a breath.

We spoke to Daniel ahead of the forthcoming release, from which we are also premiering “Rattle Blade”

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Q&A and Premiere: Ennio Colaci Releases “Stereoscope” EP on Berlin’s Dreiklang

“Stereoscope” is Ennio Colaci’s debut on Berlin’s Dreiklang, following the label’s characteristic triangular composition with Tadeo and David Hausdorf remixes completing the EP package. Having had their first release in 2015, Dreiklang marks their third record after releases from Edit Select and Och. It comes from Italian producer Ennio Colaci who produces alongside the owner of Bosconi Records, Fabio Della Torre, under the alias Minimono.

Ennio’s Stereoscope steers away from Minimono’s disco flavored house orientated sounds, bringing a warm palette of textures in the form of soft noise, percs, dubby delayed chords and a sub kick and bass relationship reminiscent of early dub techno records. Alongside the title track there are two remixes from David Hausdorf and Tadeo. Tadeo roughens Stereoscope up and introduces a more techy sound, while David Hausdorf dries up the original, moving the focus to the dub chord.

Stereoscope on Dreiklang is a 180g, vinyl only release surfacing in handcrafted record sleeves by Berlin based artist Nils Altland on the 14th of March 2017. 6AM had a chat with Ennio in honor of the release and premiere of the title track, which you can listen to below.

 

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Premiere: Tigerlight ‘Tongue Tied’ (Rain City Riot Remix) on Tigerlight Musik

‘Tongue Tied’ is the new single from Tigerlight, hailing the launch of her exciting record label, Tightlight Musik. A potent slab of sassy electronica, ‘Tongue Tied’ is composed with unique textures and vibrations recorded from the streets of East Berlin, then deliciously drizzled with Tigerlight’s sultry vocals and underpinned with her signature deep bass rumbles. This package comes with three tasty guest remixes – after Tigerlight and Slamboree’s sell out UK November tour, Mike Freer was an obvious choice for remix duties adding heavy break beat wizardry to the project he has delivered a floor banging electro fused monster. Cinematic Deep House/Garage hero Rain City Riot (Toolroom/Armada), cooks up a colossal Jackin’ house bomb, primed to shake down the peak time floors and Tracy Rhodes (aka My System Echo / Classic) works up a deep and disco tinged groover, teased with infectious melodies and percussive beats.

“Electronic music is so beautifully full of different colours with a multitude of shades that it would be a shame to not being able to play with many at once and watch as they create new and exciting intensities. With ‘Tongue Tied’ I sought to blend and draw out new textures and musical pathways, working with individual elements to weave sounds and stories together.” – Tigerlight

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Global Vibe Radio Episode 051 feat. Durtysoxxx

The 51st episode of Global Vibe Radio comes from Funk’n Deep boss Durtysoxxx

Inspired by the cutting edge sounds of underground dance music, Durtysoxxx describes his musical aesthetic as deep, dark, and driving with a side of groove. Influences include early pioneers like The Prodigy, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Crystal Method and Daft Punk, as well as some of today’s most notable producers such as Pig&Dan, Luigi Madonna, Pan-Pot, Tale of Us and more.

His relentless passion for pushing the sound boundaries led to the inception of his record label, Funk’n Deep Records in 2013. Since its creation, Funk’n Deep has seen a fast rise to the top with over 40 charting tracks on the Beatport and Traxsource Top 100 in its first year. The label has seen tremendous support from industry leading DJs including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sam Paganini, Chris Liebing, Umek and many more.

When he’s not running the label, Durtysoxxx is keeping busy creating chart-topping techno. With releases across a number of acclaimed record labels such as Phobiq, AnalyticTrail, Toolroom, Transmit, Respekt, and Unity Records to name a few, his original tracks and remixes have proven to be a mainstay on the dance floor, finding their way into sets by world renowned DJs such as Sam Paganini, Pig&Dan, Umek and Pan-Pot.

Not one to be limited by genres, Durtysoxxx has also seen success as a house producer under the alias, Kactuz. His versatility and talent won him the 2014 Discovery Project and gave him the opportunity to play North America’s largest music festival, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, alongside dance music elites.

No matter what spectrum in electronic dance music, expect to witness innovation, bold beats and a lot of grooves sure to follow. Looking ahead, Durtysoxxx says fans can expect to hear remixes for Spartaque, Tom Laws, Dino Maggiorana from Phunk Investigation, Deborah De Luca & Giorgio Rusconi soon to be released on labels like Funk’n Deep, IAMT, Unity, and DSR. Funk’n Deep Records will continue its underground takeover and focus on branding with exclusive label showcases worldwide in places like Guatemala, Costa Rica, Athens, Montreal, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Austin, Bosnia, Serbia, UK, El Paso, and Amsterdam.
 

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Ejeca Drops “Dizorn” EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth

Northern Ireland’s growing electronic music scene is firmly represented by Ejeca, aka Garry McCartnery, one of the hottest musical exports from the country’s capital of Belfast. Approachable and driven by his passion for music, Ejeca has received respect and accolades from musical peers and listeners alike.

On top of a steady stream of releases on some of the scene’s most celebrated labels, the likes of BPitch! Control, Aus Music, 20:20 Vision, Poker Flat and Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, Ejeca has also made headlines thanks to his collaboration with fellow Northern Irish duo Bicep. Two of his tracks have been named “Essential Tune of the Week” by Pete Tong on his celebrated BBC Radio 1 show, the result of 12 years of hard work in the studio and behind the decks.

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Premiere: Listen to Lupe Fuentes’ “Hit It” EP, Released on In The Loop

6AM and In The Loop are proud to present the premiere of label boss @LupeFuentes’ latest EP, ‘Hit It’. With early support from Joseph Capriati, Roger Sanchez, Baggi Begovic, Denny, Chris Fortier, Golf Clap, and more, both tracks on the EP, “Hit It” and “One Time,” continue to define the trademark sound of both Lupe Fuentes and her In the Loop brand.

Chugging stacatto basslines and stabby synths permeate the almost ’90s-feel “Hit It”, with traces of vocal tags reminding the listener of Slick Rick’s familiar notes. On the other hand the dark, smoother tones of “One Time” are more appropriate for the sunrise hours of a groovy terrace after-hours.

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Global Vibe Radio Episode 050 feat. MODOR

For this week’s edition of Global Vibe Radio we welcome Italian producer and DJ MODOR.

MODOR is a techno and electronic underground music producer based in Italy. Although this project was launched in 2015, MODOR made his way into the music industry with another alias back in 2003. During this time he has played many clubs throughout Italy, as well as abroad in countries such as Greece and Spain. Utilizing Ableton software and a beloved Korg synth, MODOR is constantly searching for the perfect sound based on atmospheres, bridges between genres, electronic melodies with effects, distortions and cutoffs, sometimes also incorporating deep and sub bass lines and dark vocals too.

His hard work in the studio and behind the decks has earned him releases on Puchero Records (Costa Rica) owned by Macho Iberico and Mely Rodríguez.

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Q&A and Premiere: Aggborough Discusses No Real Value’s Musical Ethos and “The Rhubarb Triangle” EP

The Rhubarb Triangle is an area in Yorkshire, England, that is considered the forced rhubarb centre of the world, and it was there where William Green, aka Aggborough, captured the set of various field recordings which now forms the backbone of No Real Value’s latest release. For those not familiar with No Real Value, it is a label whose 12″ outputs all include pieces of music by Aggborough himself, as well as other leftfield underground electronic music producers, based around a particularly unique set of field recording samplings sourced by Aggborough.

No Real Value’s second outing focused on metal detecting, while this third release pinpoints the location of the field samplings and uses that, as well as  the characteristic Yorkshire dialect and wildlife, to produce a stunning four-track vinyl release. Each piece includes various sounds captured during a recent trip to the Martin Parr exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield, as well as to the Yorkshire sculpture park the next day. The listener will find ambient sounds from the gallery and wildlife from the park, as well as other human sound recordings juxtaposed against those of giant metal sculptures vibrating against the wind.

6AM talked with Green in honor of the release, and presents to you the official premiere of Ford Foster’s “Ramblers (Set On Fire)” from the EP, which you can find for purchase on Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Genetic Funk & Michelle Weeks ‘Love Life’ (Michele Chiavarini Remix – Radio Edit)

Grounded Records return with a superb remix pack of Genetic Funk’s popular soulful smash, ‘Love Life’, featuring the ever brilliant Michelle Weeks. Lending his musical wizardry is Italian maestro Michele Chiavarini, who has created a wondrous slab of Disco driven House, armed with some serious key work and beautifully penned strings set to an irresistibly funky bass groove. Grounded’s boss Genetic Funk switches the tone and cranks up the cool thermostat, creating a brooding dub ripe for the deeper, smouldering late night floors.

We are premiering the Radio Edit of Michele Chiavarini’s remix, which you can stream below:

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Q&A and Premiere: Dunmore Park Releases Debut “At Midnight” EP on Substation Recordings

This past week Andrew Williams aka Dunmore Park released his first soulful composition on Substation Recordings, a four-track EP titled At Midnight. Born in Edmonton, Canada, Williams is embodies the definition of a true electronic music devotee: he is the co-founder of the city’s first electronic music production school, Night Vision Music Academy, as well as Western Canada’s first electronic-based music convention, the Alberta Electronic Music Conference, and all of this is on top of his projects as an artist. His latest such project, At Midnight, is his attempt to combine both classical and modern notes, a feat he accomplishes to brilliant results by producing a subtle warm journey from Canadian winter to the blooms of spring season.

Each of the four original tracks that form the release reflect various experiences of Williams life, including the music he was exposed to living in Europe as a child, his travels to ancient cities as he went through his formative years and more recently his exploration of Canada as an adult. As such, At Midnight is a musical narrative that takes the listener through Williams’ own life journey, one that begins with with deep melodies and emotions and ends with dominating basslines and mystery.

Stream the exclusive premiere of At Midnight below and read on for our talk with Williams, where we discuss the release, his life in Canada and more.

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