Listen: Chicago Duo Aathee Release “Road to Movement Detroit” Mix

It’s finally May, and for techno and house fans in North America the arrival of the fifth month of the calendar year heralds the nearing of Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.

The three-day festival takes over Detroit’s downtown Hart Plaza with arguably the strongest techno and house lineup of the entire continent. But more than that, the entire city comes alive with a series of day and nighttime parties that literally take over every usable venue and bar in the Midwestern city.

Aathee is a studio collaboration and label founded by Happyghost and Hopscotch, two producers and DJs out of Chicago. Together, they have put together a 45-minute mix that is a perfect listen for the yearly pilgrimage to the birthplace of techno. Aptly named “Road to Movement Detroit,” the mix features all original unreleased sounds written and composed by Aathee and Friends at Mecca Studios Chicago.

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Yoshitoshi Boss Sharam Shares 10 Los Angeles Inspired Tracks

On May 6th Yoshitoshi founder and label-head Sharam is heading to Los Angeles’ Avalon Nightclub, where he is scheduled to play with special guest Oliver Dollar.

Today, the veteran producer and DJ shared with us ten tracks inspired by the city of Los Angeles, which you can listen to in the playlist below. When introducing the selection, Sharam stated: “This playlist showcases some of the highlights from Yoshitoshi’s recent catalogue as well some other huge tunes that have been featured in my recent sets.  Please enjoy and I hope to see all my LA fans at the Avalon May 6th for my show with Oliver Dollar!”

Tickets are available via Seetickets and don’t forget that we are also running a ticket giveaway for the upcoming show, which you can enter here.

 

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Premiere: Francis Xavier ‘Dream:Time’ (McLean & Mai Remix) on Motorik

Motorik Recordings, the label born out of warehouse parties is celebrating 5 years of releases. A Sydney collective releasing only Australian dance music has created a 14 track compilation of the artists who have made Motorik the Australian powerhouse it is today.

In honor of the milestone achievement, we are bringing to you an exclusive premiere from the compilation, the McLean & Mai remix of Francis Xavier’s “Dream:Time”

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Listen to 6AM’s Movement Detroit 2017 Spotify Playlist

Movement Electronic Music Festival, or Movement for short, is no doubt the biggest North American underground dance music focused festival. Celebrating 11 years under the current name and direction of Paxahau, Movement returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza this coming Memorial Day Weekend with a packed lineup of house, tech house, techno and more. Don’t forget to hit up our Detroit Travel Guide and to check out the list of artists who are slated to perform in this big event, as well as the full list of parties happening throughout the weekend.

If you can’t wait to get into the party mood at the festival, we’ve got something to help you get prepped up. Check out our curated Spotify playlist for Movement Detroit 2017, showcasing over a hundred tracks from artists who will be performing at the festival.

Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and to subscribe to our playlist to start getting into the Movement atmosphere. Share it as well to your friends or through social and let them enjoy the audio experience as well of Movement Detroit!

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 057 feat. DJ Hyperactive

This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio features one of techno’s OGs in the form of Chicago-born-and-bred DJ, producer and owner of 4 Track Records (4TRK) Joseph Manumaleuna aka DJ Hyperactive.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Joseph, or JoJo as he is affectionately known to friends, during my years working in Chicago’s techno and house industry. Prior to this interview I had last seen him on a cold Chicago night in February, when his good friend and fellow artist Moe Espinosa aka drumcell was in town to play at Spybar Chicago. JoJo played host at a wonderful BBQ dinner before an even better night of techno ensued.

Those versed in the history of techno need little introduction to DJ Hyperactive as an artist. His Resident Advisor bio describes him as one of Daft Punk’s “Teachers” and “brother of the humble,” his contributions and impact to the underground spanning three decades now and leaving a legacy that has not only helped shape techno in Chicago and the Midwest, but the entire United States and beyond. Growing up in Chicago in the early ’90s, DJ Hyperactive honed his skills as both a producer and DJ, receiving instant international recognition and subsequent touring gigs at some of the most recognized and revered venues and events of the last 20-plus years, including Orbit in Leeds, Liquid Room in Tokyo, Berlin’s iconic Love Parade, the game-changing Interface parties spearheaded by Droid Behavior in Los Angeles, Movement Detroit festival in the birth place of techno, Output in Brooklyn, techno meccas in Berlin such as Tresor and Berghain and of course at Smartbar, Spybar and Primary right in his home city of Chicago.

Over the course of his career he has churned out well over 100 remixes and original tracks, his catalogue including such instant classics as “Venus” and “Wide Open” on Missile, “25HRs” on Droid Recordings, “Music Box’ on his own imprint 4 Track Recordings, and more on imprints the likes of Contact, Truncate, Figure, Blank Code, Impact Mechanics, Nachstrom Schallplatten, and CLR, just to name a few. After a warming stint in Southern California, DJ Hyperactive returned to Chicago 2013 to reconnect with his family and musical roots.  His story continues with more gigs and more studio productions, with the difference being the experience and perspective that only a true veteran can possess.

We are honored to have him as guest of our 57th episode of Global Vibe Radio, which we present to you alongside an exclusive chat we had with him last week in honor of the recording. Enjoy the music and DJ Hyperactive’s wisdom below, full track list can be found at the end of the article.

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Premiere: Listen to Unjin & Sunji’s “Dreaming Over The Ulan Buh Desert with Romi”

Born and raised in Jeju island where beautiful nature lives, Sunji began his music career as a team of an electronica band. Later teamed up with Unjin, who has been successful techno DJ with many respects, they both combined in the studio for their Present EP, scheduled for May 3rd release.

Originally from South Korea’s Seoul, Unjin started his music career as a bassist in a band called Yellow Kitchen when he was just18. Moving to Canada, Unjin decided change his artist name to Rainjacket, then releasing a self-titled album in 2001. During the same year, Rainjacket was announced on Canada’s most prestigious radio program ‘CBC Brave New Wave’ as the country’s best electronica album of the month. Naturally, word of the achievement, and more importantly of the music he was producing, quickly spread out to Europe and Asian countries.

Becoming a DJ back home in 2006, Unjin founded his own label ECI Korea in 2008. The label specialize in Minimal and Techno music. In 2010 he combined with Mang Esilo to form a a team called East Collective, winning the national Miller Miami Competition and later being invited to Miami for the yearly appointment with Winter Music Conference. As a Techno DJ Unjin released East Collective – Spiral Sequence LP in 2010. Many singles and remixes were released later on, followed by a mini-album entitled Kids in Seoul in 2015, a huge hit which was supported by many leading names in techno internationally.

Sunji was born the child of a florist mother and mountaineer father. Always growing up close to nature, music and drawing, she studied piano and violin at a young age before going to a collage of fine arts to expand her knowledge.

Unjin and Sunji’s EP Present, out on Foundation Records, was inspired by the power of nature’s self-healing. Their sound is experimentalism and ambient, with both artists wanting to share the feeling of freedom in music with as many people as possible.

Enjoy the premiere of the third track from the EP, entitled “Dreaming Over The Ulan Buh Desert with Romi” below:

Tracklist

01. Womb
02. Pigs And Dogs
03. Dreaming Over The Ulan Buh Desert With Romi
04. My Name Is

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Premiere: Listen to Sydney Blu’s “You Know How It Goes” Off Forthcoming EP on Farris Wheel Recordings

It’s looking like another strong year for Canadian-born DJ and producer Sydney Blu who, on top of her non-stop stream of signature Blu parties, also performed at Treehouse Miami during Miami Music Week’s 7th year, while also gearing up for the Toronto edition at CODA nightclub on Friday, April 7.

Later this week, on April 28th, Sydney Blu partners up with Gene Farris’ Chicago-based label, Farris Wheel Recordings, for the release of her You Know How it Goes EP. A Chicago staple underscoring the new wave of house and tech house to come out from the Midwest metropolis, Farris Wheel Recordings is known for spinning out new, promising talent from both the city that gave birth to house and around the globe.

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Q&A and Pemiere: Mod21 Releases “Chapter 1” EP on 21 Imprint

With previous releases on Prologue including an album on Semantica Records, Manuele Chiaravalloti a.k.a Mod21, brings perfectly executed raw modular techno jams, side stepping syncopations and dark delayed bleep atmospheres to create a weighty hypnotic minimal piece entitled Chapter 1 on his label 21.

“A1” is a halftime deep pulsing gem, almost reminiscent of glitch artists such as Ø [Phase] and Pan Sonic. It contains slow modulating percussion and sine bleeps which are large and reverberant, aiding to the overall hypnotic nature of the EP, Chapter 1. Cut in A2, “Philadelphia Experiment” is a mind boggling display of displaced beats and accents. Noise and sine waves rise in pitch while the steady beat of the kick and surrounding percussions help induce a trance.

In “Step by Step” on B1, electro tinged drums roll forward with slight sonic variations and a progressively harmonic drone slowly nurtures the piece. Finally on B2, Structuralism is a faster, more intense track with familiar intertwining rhythms and progressing modulations.

Purchase “Chapter 1” via deejay.de and stream the exclusive premiere of “Philadelphia Experiment” below today. Following is our interview with Manuele in honor of his EP.

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Premiere: Dutch Duo ANOTR Releases ‘Cultural Decline’ On No Art

Consisting of young Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, ANOTR are the house-meets-tech-house revelations of their time. After hours and hours of hard work and tweaks to reach undisputed perfection, the first eye-opening works of the Amsterdam based sparked the interest of record label Armada Music, subsequently leading to the release of summer anthem ‘Strobe’ on Defected records breakout label DFTD in early October 2015.

Despite their tender age, ANOTR have played on summer festival hotspot Ibiza, rewarded their fans with multiple DJ performances during Europe’s main dance music conference Amsterdam Dance Event, and graced plenty more internationally acclaimed clubs, venues, and festivals with their distinctive sound, and unmatched, on-stage energy.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 056 feat. Rythmetic Records Boss CJ Jeff

This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio comes from Greek producer and Rhythmetic Records boss CJ Jeff.

Last year the Greek producer, DJ and label head celebrated 15 years in the game, an achievement marked by releases on some of the most respected house and techno labels around, including Souvenir, Skint, Bedrock and most recently Objektivity and Yoshitoshi. The array of dance floor gems he has produced over the last decade have further established his reputation as one of the most exciting producers on the circuit, with more planned for his career ahead. Naturally, his prolificness in the studio has led him to launch his own record label, Rhythmetic Records. Launched in 2005 with a vinyl release from Jeff himself – complete with a remix from Maetrik aka Maceo Plex – the label as gone on to release music from likes of Nick Curly and No Artificial Colours gracing the catalogue.

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