#909Day: Watch KiNK Improvise on a TR-909 for Soundwall

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In celebration of 909 Day, producers, DJs and music fans alike are all honoring 33 years since the release of the Roland TR-909 by playing on the drum machine, listening to music produced with it or, in the case of Roland themselves, launching over 30 new products on the market via live stream.

There is no question that KiNK is one of the top artists in today’s electronic music scene, known throughout the world for his crafty and improvised live sets. In honor of 909 Day, the Bulgarian artist launched an improvised performance in exclusive for Soundwall, the leading electronic music Italian publication.

Earlier this month, KiNK released a brand-new EP which he made available for free download thanks to Red Bull Music Studios.

Enjoy KiNK in action on the TR-909 via the video below.

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Remembering fabric: 10 of Our Favorite Live Set Recordings from fabric London

Sasha playing Room 1 at fabric in on the 21st of June 2003

Sasha playing Room 1 at fabric in on the 21st of June 2003

Less than 24 hours after the dance music community learned of fabric London’s forced closure, I choose to begin remembering the greatness of the iconic London venue through what it did best: its music.

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20 Years of Cocoon: Five of our Favorite Live Sets from Cocoon Parties and Moments Over the Years

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2016 is a milestone year for Sven Väth, for it marks the 20th anniversary of a movement that has in the past two decades become one of the leading record labels, party series, promotion group, clubs (in Frankfurt, Germany) and brands in the worldwide dance music scene. We are of course talking about the ever-growing and influential Cocoon, the machined built by the German producer and DJ that has undoubtedly been responsible for some of the most memorable moments and nights of the past two decades’ underground dance music industry.

We join in in wishing Papa Sven and his team a happy anniversary with five of our favorite live set recordings from Cocoon parties and moments over the years. Enjoy!

Ricardo Villalobos Vs Luciano: Live at Cocoon Closing Party, Amnesia on 29th September 2008

 

Underworld & Sven Väth: Live At Cocoon Club Frankfurt on 12th October 2006.

 

Sven Väth: Live At Cocoon, The Sands Amsterdam in August 2008.

 

Richie Hawtin: Live At Cocoon, Amnesia on 22nd August 20011.

 

Oliver Huntemann Cocoon in the Spotlight recorded Live at Beatport Berlin on 5th December 2014.

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Exclusive: Listen To Weska’s “Say To Me” EP, Out Today On Octopus Recordings

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The fast-rising Canadian DJ and producer Weska releases his four-track EP Say To Me through Octopus Recordings today. Say To Me delivers heavy hitting beats and gliding chords — the style of warehouse-friendly techno that has made Octopus Recordings one of the most respected label in its genre throughout the world.

As a testament to the power of this latest release, Weska has received support from the likes of Sasha who labeled it as “big stuff,” James Zabiela who commented saying, “Say To Me is massive. Pushover is probably my favorite here though,” as well as Monika Kruse and Karotte who both gave their full thumbs up.

Weska, known to family and friends as Cody Hull, rose from the Toronto underground and has become an international touring player with support from the likes of Nicole Moudaber, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Eric Prydz and Dosem. His tooled-up studio is to blame for his hybrid-style of productions, enabling Weska to remain at the forefront of the ever-changing electronic soundscape as a producer.

Say To Me is Weska’s third release on Octopus Recordings and is currently exclusively available to purchase on Beatport.

Listen to the four-track EP exclusively for 6AM below:

Track List:
01. Say to Me
02. Conscious
03. Pushover
04. Social Ritual

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Music Monday: Listen to the 12hr fabric Takeover of Rinse FM ft. Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz & More

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Start your week proper with an entire 12 hours of top-tier underground house and techno from some of the biggest names in the international touring circuit.

This past Saturday, 3rd of September, fabric London took over Rinse FM for 12 hours as part of the current #savefabric initiative to save the club from closure. The venue is facing an official review of its license by the local Islington Council and Metropolitan Police as a result of two overdose deaths that prompted local officials to close the club indefinitely pending the aforementioned incoming review. Recently, London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has weighed in with an official statement replying to the #savefabric petition that has been doing the rounds to urge him to intervene in ensuring the club isn’t permanently shut down.

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Listen to Cirez D’s and Chase & Status’ Essential Mixes

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Last night, Eric Prydz made his Essential Mix debut as Cirez D with a live set recording from Creamfields.

The Swedish progressive house and techno producer is not new to the BBC Radio 1 show hosted by Pete Tong, with Essential Mixes delivered in both 2011 and 2013, the latter of which won the accolade of Essential Mix of the Year. This, however, is the first time that the British radio show has featured a mix from Prydz’ techno moniker of Cirez D.

He was joined by drum & bass artists Chase and Status who delivered the other hour of the iconic radio show, also with a live recording from the British festival.

Enjoy the full two-hour recording of last night’s Essential Mix featuring both sets of artists via the BBC Radio iPlayer or directly through SoundCloud below.

Listen to Robert Hood/Floorplan’s Hip-Hop Set from Weather Festival in Paris

Photo by Jacob Khrist

Photo by Jacob Khrist

On Saturday, 4th of June 2016, Robert Hood played a specially curated hip-hop set as Floorplan for the crowd at Weather Festival in Paris.

The live recording, which contains music from Nas, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan and many others, has been made available by the Detroit artist via his SoundCloud.

Listen to it below:

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Audion, Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa Remix Luciano’s “The Great Amael,” Out on Cadenza Music

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Luciano’s “The Great Amael” was originally released in 2014, immediately sending listeners on a captivating and mesmerizing journey in true Cadenza fashion. Filled with a bewitching groove, Hammong organs and the characteristic percussion elements that have been a part of the signature Luciano sound for the better part of the last three decades.

Fast forward to two years later, and the Chilean-Swiss producer’s label own has brought on three of the most esteemed remixers for a tandem of original and stand-alone versions of this timeless piece from Luciano’s extensive discography.

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Bicep Remixes 808 State’s “In Yer Face” 25 Years After Original Release

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Originally released in 1991 via ZTT on the group’s third studio album Ex:El, “In Yer Face” by 808 State is receiving the Bicep treatment with two special remixes set to be released on the 29th of September.

The duo composed of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar have been working on the track 25 years after it reached the #9 spot on the UK singles chart. They have assured their fans that both of the remixes will be distinct interpretations of the original in their own right, a remix that the world was first introduced to during a Boiler Room session at last year’s AVA Festival in Belfast and an “Acid Dub.” Both will come out on vinyl and digital through their very own imprint Feel My Bicep.

Listen to the Bicep remix of “In Yer Face” via SoundCloud below:

12″ pre-orders are available through Juno and Phonica.

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Download KiNK’s Latest EP for FREE!

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Who doesn’t like free music? Fans of Bulgarian producer KiNK can now enjoy his latest EP, recorded in Paris’s Red Bull Studios, for free.

The artist, known for his impressive live performances, is now the eight artist to put out a free EP produced at the Red Bull Studios, on the footsteps of producers such as Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and Feadz.

“I made a conscious decision to limit myself,” he confides, “and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favorite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.

The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”

The EP is some brilliant KiNK work, the ultimate result of a true and long improv session rather than strict programming. With “Naive” listeners experience jazz-tinged electro-pop nugget carried by Rachel Row’s voice, a regular collaborator of the Bulgarian artist. On the other hand, “French Affair” is a more club-ready and instrumental-filled house track, both combining for a strong EP that is pure KiNK classic.

The whole EP has been made available as a free download via SoundCloud below:

H/T: Red Bull Studios