Premiere: Listen to Alex Twitchy feat. SevenEver “Passion” on Audio Rehab

Making his full solo debut on Audio Rehab we welcome all the way from Russia the exciting young producer Alex Twitchy. First coming to our attention last year with releases on Sleazy Deep, Monotonik, White Widow and having just been featured on our ‘Global Session Ep’ Alex delivers 3 raw underground grooves which will heat up any dance floor.

Deep dark and hard hitting basslines with tough beats are the key ingredients here and Alex has taken the vibe we love to heart showing that the influence of the sound is being felt far and wide. The result is fitting with Alex’s sound, characterized by powerful dynamics and an aggressive bass line, which without a doubt gives his productions a stylish and modern sound.

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Premiere: Listen to Ludvig Franzén’s “Lie” on Clouded House

The latest chapter in the Clouded House story is a three-tracker that again displays why the label is quickly earning a reputation for impressive house and techno cuts. Fresh from a run of sell-out Prince edits, ‘Sthlm 4ever’ (an ode to the little known rave scene of Stockholm, Sweden) features three deep tracks with label head Lukas Lyrestam contributing one effort as well as enlisting the services of fellow up-and-comers Gideon Forceman and Ludvig Franzen.

Opening up matters is the brilliantly funky “Little Bit.” Full of clever, sun-kissed guitar chords and off-kilter FM bass, it moves along at a breezy pace that emphasizes the label’s penchant for the carefree side of the electronic music spectrum.

Next up is Gideon Forceman’s “Listen Up.” A hazy number that glides along at a gentle, rolling pace, it soon picks up momentum and unfurls amongst a bed of glistening synths. An almost effortlessly positive number, this one is sure to leave dancers smiling towards the tail-end of the night.

Culminating the EP is Ludvig Franzén, who pops up with “Lie”, a clever effort that merges a fair dose of atmosphere and suspense with a unique take on an infamous vocal sample. We are proud to premiere this track for you today, which you can listen to in full below.

With each track boasting its own inimitable charm, Clouded House’s fifth installment is another fine contribution to an already impressive discography – Dusty grooves, raw cuts and hazy nostalgia on a frosty blue vinyl from the land of ice and snow!

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Listen to Movement Underground Stage 2017 Live Sets

Last week we covered how the return of techno to the Underground Stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival was a positive move that, in our eyes, elevated the festival experience to what we would expect out of the Movement brand.

The stage, which this year was hosted by Resident Advisor for the first time ever, was the home of artists the likes of drumcell, Rrose, Headless Horseman, Adam X and Perc, Ben Sims, DVS1 and many more.

RA has just released a selection of live sets from the weekend, which we present to you below:

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 063 feat. Salvione

Our Global Vibe Radio podcast took a break last week while we were in Detroit for Movement Electronic Music Festival, but we are back today with a special one courtesy of one of our favorite rising talents out of New York City.

Known simply as Salvione, Michael Salvione draws inspiration from a number of diverse artists such as Adam Port, David August and Stacey Pullen. The result is a sound that is a seamless blend of funk, tribal, deep house and tech, injected with elements of hip-hop, techno and nu disco. Salvione makes dance floors groove, and he does so with the poise and ease of a veteran, despite still being a new name in the international electronic music scene. 

The result has been deserved recognition in his home cities, including gigs alongside greats the likes of Apollonia, Loco Dice, Dubfire, Mat.Joe, Chad Andrew, and David Gtronic, all the while making lasting impressions at some of the most renowned venues in NYC like Sullivan Room, Schimanski, Flash Factory, and Cielo.

Enjoy the mix below, download it here and read on for our interview with Michael.

 

 
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Premiere: Listen to “Rene” from Dubrovnik (UK) on 22 Digit Records

Following a release from Alland Byallo the new 22 Digit Records release is from Dubrovnik (UK), a fresh new talent based in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Dubrovnik (UK) appears after a release on Flashmob’s self-titled label and this is only his third official release. Complimenting the two originals on this release is a remix from Reset Robot.

Reset Robot is famed for his seminal releases on Adam Beyer’s label Truesoul and Sven Väth’s Cocoon, plus a recent debut EP on Anja Schneider’s imprint Mobilee. Not just a solo producer Reset Robot also regularly collaborates with Alan Fitzpatrick under the alias of Customer.

“Rene” is led by a thick lead pad which glides through the track’s stripped back percussion to provide its driving force. Chic in every sense of the word, this is a fine example of how less can so often be so much more. The structure is Techno influenced, but the style of the groove is more commonly associated with House music, making this dancefloor track the perfect hybrid.
 

 
Reset Robot’s remix of “Rene” keeps the originals minimalistic but adds his own subtle melody to replace the originals dominant lead synth. Building with complexity as the track develops, he adds sounds which create a more spacious sense of atmosphere. Deeper and more abstract than some might expect from Reset Robot, this intelligent remix shows off his versatility as a producer.

“Block” has a tough groove lead by a dominant kick drum and prominent clap sample. Murky and mysterious, a muffled synth stab and textured FX lay a foundation for the fragile melody to sit. Driven by the rich stabs of the polished lead sound, this club friendly track is the pinnacle of sophistication.

Tracklist:

01. Rene
02. Rene (Reset Robot Remix)
03. Block

Connect with 22 Digit Records: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Premiere: Listen to Astrofella’s “Artemis” on Partapart Records

Founded in 2012, Partapart Records is a label set in the midst of the thriving neo-cultural scene in Istanbul. Pushing the freshest in experimental talent, Astrofella is another notch on the expanding index of the imprint.

Artemis reinvents a classic tail of pure fusion. The amalgamation of native harmonies, and fleeting use of the vocoder, channels both the sentimental and explorative, whilst the recurring brass theme consolidates the tracks transient journey. Progressing with the binary theme, the video features two protagonists -of opposing temperaments- in varying poly-luminous settings. The forest and night sky are aligned with the esoteric tonality of the track, whereas the careful use of textures reverberate some of the smaller subtleties within the sampling.

Apollo rounds off the EP with slick synths and ghostly vocals. The arpeggiated progressions are symbolic of trance-like highs, although, when combined with the techno/industrial-inspired percussion, the track achieves a unique dark euphoria.

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Premiere: Listen to Diego Amura’s “Preludio” Released On Pfirter’s MindTrip Imprint

Pfirter and his label MindTrip are highly respected in the world of Techno. Being the main vessel for his own productions, it has also featured music and remixes by producers such as Chris Liebing, Lucy, Markus Suckut, Oscar Mulero and Developer, whilst also looking to support and break new artists.

The fifteenth vinyl release is in charge of Italian talent Diego Amura who makes his MindTrip debut following releases on the likes of ARTS, Planet Rhythm and Konsequent. Having played alongside leading DJs such as Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Sleeparchive and Dax J, his reputation is growing substantially with each gig and release.

Diego’s original tracks on the Automa EP incorporate a raw, analogue aesthetic, with a nod to the old school. Straight up jams ready for any dancefloor, they also have a feeling of menace and purpose from the twisted melodies. We are premiering “Preludio” today for you, a digital only release

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Premiere: Listen to Tomoki Tamura’s “5ive Years” on Holic Trax

Following on from two huge EPs by Mr G as well a joint effort from Satoshi Tommie & Tuccilo, Holic Trax’s latest arrives from label owner and all-round top producer, Tomoki Tamura. The final installment in the label’s 5 year anniversary package, HT25 sees Tomoki return to what he does best: producing a slew of deep and banging tracks, each of which comes with its own unique dance floor sensibilities.

Opening up the EP is the sounds of the appropriately named “5ive Years”. A techno workout that’s notable for its off-kilter motifs and a stubborn, industrial feel, it’s full of glowing vibes that are best suited to the big room. Unforgiving and full of atmosphere, it’s the sign of a producer who clearly knows his way around the mixing deck. “Polyphonic Six” displays the producer’s more introspective sound thanks to a melancholic perspective that’s paired with a fierce kick.


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Premiere: Listen to The Reactivitz & GNTN ‘Gravity’ (Giorgio Rusconi Remix) on Respekt Recordings

The latest EP on Respekt Recordings combines techno talent from Germany and France, as GNTN and The Reactivitz join forces for the release of Gravity. 

The EP is a strong outing from this collaboration, which is expected from artists that include labels such as Endless Music, Toolroom and Phobiq in their resumés.  The original track is mechanical and industrial in nature, with heavy drums and catchy bass synths throughout. For his remix Giorgio Rusconi adds a darker touch to the track, turning it into a broody and captivating techno piece perfect for peak-time play.

GNTN & The Reactivitz Gravity is available June 2nd on Respekt Recordings.

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Premiere: Listen to Saytek’s “Strange Life” (Live), Coming Out On Detone Records

Following his highly acclaimed ‘Doppelganger EP’ on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, Saytek continues to wow the dance music fraternity with his innovation and prowess, trailblazing his way on to playlists of the world’s DJ elite with his signature live jams. As 2017 gathers pace, the latest top dog to be seduced by Saytek’s magic is Detone label boss Darren Emerson, who has snapped up no less than 13 tracks for a series of EP releases. ‘Saytek Live Vol.1’ contains 6 cutting edge live jams that authentically join the dots between Techno and House, traveling between raw acid rubbed grooves, dark, hypnotic pulsating loops and sophisticated, enchanting melodies.

Last month we interviewed Saytek when he released on KMS Records, and had him as a guest on our Facebook page for a two-hour live jamming session directly from his studio in London, which you can watch here.

This is what Emerson had to say about Saytek’s upcoming releases on his label:

I’m really happy to have Saytek back on my Detone label with six live tracks. Over the past few months I’ve been road testing them at clubs around the world and they have been smashing every floor! Always a pleasure to work with my man Joseph, he’s a great talent with a great ear for the dance floor. Expect to see us both doing some nights together in the future.. Bravo Saytek!!!!!

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