New “Berghain” Label Stole and Released Copyrighted Material Using the Berlin’s Club Identity

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Intellectual property, and music copyrights, are a serious thing. For an artist to spend a considerable amount of money, time and effort to produce music and then see it stolen or misappropriated is nothing short of a huge slap in the face. With the advent of the internet, it has proven incredibly hard to curtail violations of IP and copyright, especially by those who take advantage of the no-confine aspect of the world wide web to steal and misappropriate others’ work.

In the latest such episode, it appears that a new label entitled “Berghain” has released a compilation record called “Berghain Secrets” containing techno releases by the likes of Oktave’s Jeff Derringer, Derek Marin, Samuly Kemppi and Alexi Delano. At first glance, one would think that this release is courtesy of the homonymous Berlin club and Ostgut Ton, the label behind the esteemed techno institution. This however, is not the case, as Derringer has himself pointed out with a Facebook post on his artist and personal page, specifically stating, “I found that this label has nothing to do with Ostgut Ton, nothing to do with the actual Berghain, and nothing to do with any of the artists they included on this so-called record. None of us were consulted about the inclusion of our tracks (or the use of the Berghain name/identity).”

As can be seen from the screen grab below, the compilation release and individual tracks were posted for sale on Juno (although it has now been taken down), as well as Amazon and even Spotify. As of time of writing, it is still available on these last two platforms as well as some lesser-known foreign music websites. We are specifically not linking to these websites in order to curtail traffic and prevent further copyright violation.

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Please be aware that whoever is behind this is not only in blatant violation of IP and copyright law with regards to the music in question, but is also illegally using Berghain’s name for monetary purposes. Do not purchase any of these tracks – we have contributed to having these taken down by reporting the situation to the websites currently hosting this release.

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Music Monday: Essential Mixes by The Chemical Brothers and Jackmaster b2b Armand van Helden

The Chemical Brothers at Parklife Festival 2016. Photo courtesy of Parklife

The Chemical Brothers at Parklife Festival 2016. Photo courtesy of Parklife

Mondays may bring us back to the office, but also bring us quality music from the weekend’s action throughout the world.

This week’s Music Monday selection comes courtesy of this past Friday’s Essential Mix action. Featured on the esteemed BBC Radio 1 show hosted by Pete Tong were two live recordings from Manchester’s Parklife festival held earlier this month on June 11th and 12th.

The first hour is a no-holds-barred Chemical Brothers performance featuring hits such as “Chemical Beats” and “Swoon,” while the second part is a special b2b set by Jackmaster and Armand van Helden. This is the first Essential Mix by The Chemical Brothers since 1995, a twenty-one year wait.

Listen to the latest Essential Mix directly via the BBC Radio 1 Player, or via SoundCloud below.

 

Music Monday: Listen to Cassy’s Essential Mix

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This past weekend’s Essential Mix, featured on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, came courtesy of Cassy.

British born, Austrian raised Cassy Britton delivers a mix that weaves in soul, jazz and R&B with house and techno. Featuring brand new music from her debut album Donna, set to be released on Aus Music.

The producer and DJ opened the two-hour mix with “Strange Relationship” off the forthcoming LP, later including DJ Koze’s remix of Roman Flügel’s “9 Years” and “Track 2” by ItaloJohnson.

Listen to the mix here, or below through SoundCloud.

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Freddy Be To Release “Holding Back” EP on Perspectives Digital

Photo courtesy of Monday Social

Photo courtesy of Monday Social

The latest and 41st release on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital comes courtesy of one of LA’s longstanding DJs and promoters, Freddy Be. If you’ve partied on the West Coast during the last two decades or are in any way involved with the house music industry in the United States, it is likely you’ve heard of Freddy’s infamous Monday Social parties, which celebrate their 20th year as North America’s longest running weekly house music event later in 2016.

Freddy has been an integral part of the house music scene since the early 90s, in no small part thanks to his superb skills as a track selector and his ability to play to a wide array of crowds and rooms. His residencies have included such esteemed venues as Exchange LA, Audio SF, and Sound Nightclub, his proficiency behind the decks also landing him playing time across the nation and at major festivals the likes of Coachella, Desert Hearts, BPM, and Minus Zero.

As a producer, Freddy Be has seen previous tracks receive play by Carl Cox, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, Danny Howells, Sander Kleinenberg, Quivver, and John Digweed on his massively popular ‘Transitions’ radio show. It is on Digweed’s show that Freddy’s latest track, “Holding Back” was first introduced to the world. The track is finally receiving a much deserved official release with remixes by Betoko, Soul Trader, and Deep Tribe featuring Violin Girl.

The first re-work of the track comes from Betoko, who has taken the spacial original and added the touch that has seen his music released on Get Physical, Diynamic, Suara, Kittball, and Supernature. The result is a high-octane and dance-floor-ready remix perfect for peak-time play.

Next up, it’s Soul Trader‘s turn to offer his take on “Holding Back.” You wouldn’t be mistaken in not knowing much about the producer, for little has been said about him other than the limited info his mentor and cohort Funkagenda has given us. He has had a spectacular debut EP on Incorrect Music and has remixed for Quivver and Deep Tribe. His last touch sees him add deep, throbbing techno influenced sounds to Freddy Be’s original to great effect.

The last edit comes way of LA duo Deep Tribe featuring Violin Girl. Dimitry Rozental and Andrew Knopf add strong waves of brooding emotion to the tracl, transforming it into a beautiful, sensual and slow piece of music interspersed by powerful violin chord progressions.

The EP is set for release on Beatport this coming Friday May 27th, 2016. You can preview it below via SoundCloud:

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Matthew Dear Releases First Album in Ten Years as Audion: “Alpha”

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He’s back! Audion is set to release his first album in ten years this coming June.

Dear signed up Alpha to Berlin-based imprint !K7 for the release, a shift from most of his previously released LPs that have come out on Spectral Sound. Spectral Sound also hosted Audion’s Audion X compilation back in 2013.

Alpha is naturally techno-focused and contains a total of thirteen tracks. The album’s artwork comes courtesy of Dear’s longtime artist collaborator, Will Calcutt.

The album track “Destroyer” was debuted on the Boiler Room and introduced to SoundCloud with a pretty telling note: “The mind bending “Destroyer” stands out in its warped, cyclical grandeur. Its distorted synth and tenacious bass provides listeners with the full bodied dancefloor flavour they have so eagerly anticipated.”

Bandcamp is offering audio clips of the entire album. Pre-order the album via !K7 here.

Full tracklist for Alpha, which is out on June 10th, can be found below:

Tracklist
01) Dem
02) There Was A Button
03) Gut Man Commeth
04) Traanc
05) Celestial Antibody
06) Destroyer
07) Suppa
08) Napkin
09) Bob The Builder
10) Sucker
11) Timewarp
12) Zunk Synth
13) Sicko

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Bjarki To Embark On Debut Solo Headline Tour

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Bjarki, one of techno’s best up-and-coming artists, has just announced his first solo headlining tour beginning May 20th and going through to the end of June.

The Icelander producer and DJ has been one of the most sought-after rising stars in the international touring circuit since his track “I Wanna Go Bang” exploded into the scene with a literal boom. Boiler Room famously recalls Nina Kraviz playing the track for the first time during her headline set at the Stay True Scotland broadcast in summer of last year, saying that it “came real close to bringing The Caves’ roof down.” The track was released on Kraviz’s трип (Trip Recordings) and quickly became one of the most played techno pieces of the entire year.

 

Bjarki has since been touring on a series of Trip parties alongside Nina Kraviz. He has now announced a ten-date tour that will see him headline a series of esteemed nightclubs in North America and Mexico, as well as playing festival sets at Baum in Bogota, Movement in Detroit and a Movement Trip after-party that was selected by 6AM Editor’s as a top pick for the weekend.

The tour announcement comes ahead of his upcoming EP Trip 006 release, and a three-part album series in the fall comprising of 41 tracks total, also set to come out on Trip. Below is a video of “Baepolar”, part of the upcoming Trip 006 EP.

 
 

We selected his Movement set as the bonus performance not to be missed this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit, so it’s safe to say that if you’re near any of the stops of his tour below, we suggest you take the time to see Bjarki in action behind the decks.

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Listen to 1.5 hours of Ricardo Villalobos at Sunwaves 19

Photos by Anton Ogarev

Photos by Anton Ogarev

What else is there to say about Sunwaves 19? The Romanian festival made headlines for not one but two seemingly endless marathon sets: the first, a solo 21hr effort by Naples’ own Marco Carola, and the second a tandem 31hr achievement by tINI and Bill Patrick.

There is no doubt that the five-day gathering on Mamaia Nord Beach in Romania certainly produced even more stellar music moments. Not many of the sets appear to have been posted, but a one-and-a-half-hour recording of Ricardo Villalobos did in fact appear on SoundCloud.

We must warn you, it’s not the best of quality recording but it certainly plays good homage to the set put on by the Chilean producer and DJ. The set includes plays of Chris Carrier and Dan Ghenacia’s “Cherie” released on Apollonia, Franco Cinelli’s remix of DJ W!LD’s “Plus Lion” out on Vessel Records and Josh Wink’s “Meditation Will Manifest.”
 

 

If you’re looking for more music from the 19th edition of Sunwaves, our friends at XLR8R have released an exclusive three-hour recording of Faster’s set from the festival. Together with Ricardo Villalobos’ they provide over four hours of rolling minimal techno and house for your listening pleasure.

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David Scuba & Finley Team Up for ‘LeNinj’ EP on Superfreq

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The latest release on the esteemed Superfreq imprint comes from Mr. C’s label partner David Scuba, who has teamed up with Finley for a brand new EP  set to come out on May 30th entitled LeNinj.

Scuba and Finley’s discographies are both as prolific as they get, the former cataloguing tracks on Deserts Hearts, Family Grooves, Design Forms, NOSI Music, Veryverywrongindeed, Riff Raff, Compatible & AA Trax, while the latter sports releases on labels such as Get Physical, Nervous, Superfreq, Touch of Class, Motek, Faceless & Sullivan Room.

Their collaboration EP kicks of with “Scoofin”, which as you may have guessed is a play on the two producers’ names. The result is a great track with heavy bass, peculiar horn samples, and quirky melody sequences all coming together on a haunting pad for a dance-floor ready piece that is sure to be perfect material for any true house DJ’s arsenal.

The EP release includes a brilliant remix by Chicago’s very own Kate Simko that sees “Scoofin” transformed into a funky tech house track armed with an impressive bassline, catchy synths and bouncy sound. The result is yet another perfect peak-hour track worthy of play.

Rounding off LeNinj  is the EP’s title track. Bass is once again the name of the game here, coupled with spaced out effects and obscure vocals. The funky drums peppered throughout work extremely well, leaving the listener with no doubt as to why the track title is ninja-inspired.

LeNinj cements David Scuba and Finley as successful collaborators, as well as  Superfreq’s spot as a true forward-thinking label that is able to perfectly marry both producers’ styles and mischievous influences.

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Listen to an EP Made from the Sounds of Audiojack’s Mouth

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In their recent EP for 20/20 Vision, Audiojack proves that you really don’t need much to make heavy hitting club tracks. That said, it takes an immense amount of talent to make an EP with nothing but a kick drum and sounds produced from one’s own mouth.

All by Mouth features three cuts primed with organic texture while still maintaining a level of functionality for global dance floors. The three tracks, Fluent, Stutter, and Vowels clearly display Audiojack’s creativity by finding the balance between the natural sounds from their mouth and the heavy processing of vocal samples recorded for this session. Read more

Radiohead Release NEW “Burn The Witches” Single [VIDEO]

Radiohead posted this picture on their FB today - presumably official art for their new album

Radiohead posted this picture on their FB today – presumably official art for their new album

It’s finally here! After years of waiting, months of speculation and days of mystery that saw all of Radiohead’s social media accounts become completely blank, the band has released their new single via a 3 minute 59 second video on their YouTube channel!

This comes ahead of a full album launch due this year and possibly coming out soon following the release of this new track entitled “Burn The Witches.”

The video, directed by Chris Hopewell, was teased through a couple of Instagram posts on the band’s social media networks before being published on YouTube. It depicts scenes of witches being burned through a series of animated puppets.

Listen to and watch the video for “Burn The Witches” by Radiohead below:

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