Digging Deeper with Italy’s Stiv Hey

On July 14, techno’s ascending leader, Stiv Hey, unchains three gripping tracks for his Interference EP on Loose Records. Characterized by hexing rhythms and villainous basslines, Hey’s sound is best described as tantalizing, futuristic techno. Additionally landing himself on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC label, Hey has received support from such torchbearers as Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, and Adam Beyer. Now, Hey debuts a refined, dark, and groovy triple-threat in the release of his first solo EP which available for pre-order via Beatport.

We have the pleasure of premiering “Transitions” from the EP, a track that immediately takes off with a rolling bassline and mesmerizing rhythm. Synths circulate and add further depth to the record, resulting in a overall deep-seated effect.

Listen to it below and read on for our interview with the Italian-born producer and DJ.

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Premiere: Listen to Monty The Fly’s “Loop 19.1” on iTech Sound System

Bristol native Monty the Fly is as unpredictable a producer as you’re likely to encounter. Regardless of whether he’s turning his hand to off-kilter electronica or deep, sombre tones, his is a sound that’s always rich in intricate workings and captivating motifs. For his latest number, he perks up on iTech Sound System, a Russian label and collective that has played host to a number of local and international talents. A straight up, dance floor inspired effort, Peter’s Werbs features 4 sumptuous house tracks, each of which is as intriguing as the next.

Opening up is the sounds of “11000101101”. A clever tool full to the brim with haunting soundscapes and brash drums, its appeal is characterized by its underlying melodies and a penchant or off-kilter sounds. Next up is ‘L Don’t L’, an eerie number that’s notable for its muted vocals and triply melodies. A dark but dexterous track, it showcases the producer’s knack for the weirder side of the spectrum with considerable distinction.

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Premiere: Listen to Todd Terry & DJ S.K.T Feat. Jess Kondoors ‘Preach’ on Armada Subjekt

With their second offering, Todd Terry & DJ S.K.T return to Armada Subjekt. Made in collaboration with Jess Kondoors, “Preach” comprises exceptionally strong vocals, marvelous grooves and an inspiring message that empowers us all. There’s no going wrong with music like this.

Enjoy the premiere below!


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Watch the Best Techno Sets from Awakenings Festival 2017

This latest broadcast from the leading streaming provider saw people tune in from all over the world. All previous records were broken and in all more than 8 million viewers tuned in, while the streams had a social reach of over 77 million people and 600,000 engagements.

There were many highlights across the two days with sets from huge names from the worlds of house and techno such as Sven Väth, Joris Voorn, Pan-Pot, Nastia, Chris Liebing, Charlotte De Witte, Kobosil, Blawan, Sam Paganini, Floorplan, Ilario Alicante, Alan Fitzpatrick and Adam Beyer.

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Premiere: Listen to VridianMusic & DRONUS’ “Depth Perception” on RF Music

Rennie Foster’s RF label has long been a reliable source for discerning house and techno. Regardless of whether the Canadian imprint is hosting established or emerging producers, its modus operandi always revolves around music that’s sure to force an impression in the club.

The label’s latest signings, VridianMusic, are proof once again of the label’s penchant for promoting quality works, with the Depth Perception EP proving a captivating listen from start to finish. Inspired by the moody skyline of the city of Vancouver, these pieces encapsulate an array of pensive emotion. VridianMusic is an Indian duo consisting of Vir Rattan Chowdhry & Siddhant Jain, who boast a sound that’s deeply rooted in the underground.

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Premiere: Listen to Kaiser Souzai’s “Lost Kadath” on Ballroom Records

The new Kaiser Souzai production for their imprint Ballroom Records, inspired by the travels through Asia in the recent years, caught attention of international acclaimed artists Mars Bill and Horatio, who are on both on separate remix duties.

The track has so far received support from the likes of Support from Whyt Noyz, Cristian Varela (Pornographic), Joris Voorn, Marco Carola Maceo Plex / Maetrik, Joseph Capriati, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia.

Enjoy the premiere of the original track “Lost Kadath” below and pre-order the EP via Beatport now.

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Global Vibe Radio 066 feat. Lanthan.audio Boss Christian Gerlach

The 66th episode of Global Vibe Radio is a one-hour hypnotic techno journey courtesy of Lanthan.audio boss Christian Gerlach.

We had the pleasure of talking with Christian in Los Angeles earlier this year when he played his debut gig in the city, and are honored to be hosting his debut on our weekly podcast. Lanthan.audio just celebrated its 9th release with an EP outing by LA-based duo Motionen, and is gearing up for their 10th massive release — a compilation featuring several high-quality techno artists from around the globe.

Enjoy the one-hour mix via SoundCloud below and head here to download it for free.

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Premiere: Listen to Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink’s “Syncronised” on Intec Digital

The latest release to come from Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s Intec Digital label is a two-track EP entitled Blacklight from Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink, who since their first appearance on the label in 2014 have been two of Intec’s most popular artists.

Collaboratively the pair has also released music on Bush Records, Bulletdodge and Marco Bailey’s label MB Elektronics, and although both are respected solo artists in their own right, many would argue that their collaborative releases are some of their most exquisite.

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Premiere: Listen to Audiojack’s “Spirit” Off Forthcoming EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth

Audiojack are the Leeds grown, Ibiza based duo who have built a solid reputation over the last decade as DJs, producers, remixers and label curators. Their original releases can be found on leading house and techno labels like Crosstown Rebels, 2020Vision and Hot Creations, as well as Tsuba, Leftroom and Culprit. They have remixed for labels such as Moon Harbour, B-Pitch Control and Diynamic, whilst Underworld, Groove Armada and Hot Since 82 are amongst the artists to have enlisted Audiojack for remixes.

Running their own dancefloor focused label Gruuv for over five years has provided an alternative home for their original music. It was Audiojack’s passion for DJing though which drove their desire to produce music and curate a label in the first place, adding “promoter” to their repertoire in 2015 with the launch of their Sunday Social free party in Ibiza. Held at the intimate Veto club the ethos is aligned with the true spirit of Ibiza. A small place with good music, unannounced guest DJs, no door charge and affordable drinks.

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Premiere: Listen to Chris Leon & Matt Sawyer’s “Alis” on Top Town Records

Top Town Records label mates, Chris Leon and Matt Sawyer, join musical forces to create their brand new single “Alis”. A seductive combination of Matt’s quirky signature melodies and Chris’ smoldering techy tones make this an intriguing creative alliance. “Alis” is lead by a gritty, indie flavored bass hook that’s complimented with dramatic piano stabs and harmonious arpeggios that reticulate around the powerful groove, Matt also cranks up the melancholy with a remix drizzled with intricate beats an delicious atmospheric electronica.

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