Bentley Dean Remixes BlackGummy’s “KT” For Mau5trap’s Latest We Are Friends Compilation

deadmau5 began the We Are Friends compilation back in 2012 as a way to showcase up-and-coming talent through his well-respected mau5trap label. The compilation is an annual appointment with some of the most established names on the imprint’s roster but also never fails to highlight talent that the revered producer himself thinks are ready for the next big step.

We Are Friends Vol.7 follows on the footsteps of the editions before it, underscoring the quality of artists that have been pushing the envelope for quality electronic music forward. One of these is Chicago-based Bentley Dean, who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes honing his craft as a producer and DJ. Bentley Dean finds himself in good company, joining deadmau5, ATTLAS, Rinzen and more for mau5trap’s latest outing, contributing with a remix of BlackGummy’s “KT” that is the perfect encapsulation of the label’s techy and dark progressive sound.

 

 

Purchase We Are Frends Vol. 7 out on mau5trap now

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 091 feat. the Mambo Brothers

It’s been a fantastic 2017 for Ibizan DJ and production duo Mambo Brothers. They have just released their new single “Control” which has been one of Pete Tong’s biggest tracks of the week on BBC Radio 1 and are coming off their first ever residency at the newly-opened Hï Ibiza.

For those not in the know, Christian and Alan Anadon, better known as the Mambo Brothers, were raised in the clubbing utopia of Ibiza. As the sons of the founders of Cafe Mambo, they were exposed to some of the best DJs in the world from an early age as they soundtracked the iconic sunset spot. They started their journey DJing at Café Mambo’s sister bar Savannah, warming up for legends like Roger Sanchez and Carl Cox, later going on to share the decks with more of the biggest names in electronic music when they “upgraded” to the world-famous Café Mambo decks. As producers they have enjoyed successful releases on Toolroom Records, Armada Subjekt and Saved Records, just to name a few, receiving the deserved respect of taste-making heavyweights Pete Tong, Annie Mac, MistaJam and Danny Howard.

To top it off their year they now join the Global Vibe Radio family with a special one-hour mix, and sat down with us to talk all things Ibiza as well as their single “Control” which is available for order here.

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Premiere: Listen to Ki Creighton’s Edgy Tech House Contribution for Yousef’s Selector Series, Part 6 on Circus Recordings

Circus boss Yousef returns once again with his Selector series, this time in it’s 6th edition we see Yousef dipping back into his record back to select tracks which have been doing it for him on the dance floor with inclusions from Ki Creighton, Luuk Van Dijk, Mant and DeMarzo.

We are delighted to be premiering Ki Creighton’s contribution to the series. The producer returns to the label after a monumental year of releases on labels like Elrow , 8bit , Lost and his own UNI imprint. Here he delivers a edgy tech house roller that utilizes a female vocal and pins it around a soundscape that will move any floor it’s delivered to.

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Vancouver’s Nordic Trax Celebrates 20 Year Milestone With Special Compilation

20 years is a long time for a label to be in business and still be churning out quality music, yet that is exactly the story with Nordic Trax.

The globally-recognized house music label out of Vancouver, Canada and ran by Luke McKeehan celebrates the milestone with a special compilation from which we are proud to be featuring a track for you today. The compilation is both retrospective and fresh featuring exclusive new tracks from an acclaimed label roster alongside a selection of Luke’s personal favorites, and is already available for purchase on Beatport.

Twenty years from its inception the label certainly doesn’t look its age with this guiding ethos continuing, says McKeehan whom for the past two decades has embraced taking risks on new unknown artists.

“The goal of Nordic Trax has never been to be ‘on-trend’ or follow the pack — rather to put out timeless music that reflects what I’m hearing and how I’m feeling and let the chips fall where they may. In fact there’s a fairly decent list of projects I’ve passed on that have gone on to be hits. You can’t win them all, but I’m not interested in winning per se. This is a culture that has given me so much, and I feel obliged with our output to contribute with strictly quality music — not just flood all the channels with whatever I can sign.”

One of the compilation’s exclusive highlights comes from Mark Farina & Moulton Music’s Homero Espinosa who delivers a 2017 rework of US producer Alexander. Overall, the result of such a carefully curated track list, plucked with love from such a wide array of output from lazy disco to chunkier sounds is a proudly personal album from one of the scene’s most structurally sound labels. A compilation that showcases not only the deep diversity of musical styles Nordic Trax has in its discography, but serves as a representation of the curvature in house music we all continue to enjoy.

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Premiere: Listen to Mark Jenkyn’s Remix of Jey Kurmis’ “Es Est”

Closing out the label’s brilliant 2017 in style, ON IT Recordings welcome man of the moment, Jey Kurmis (Hot Creations, Moon Harbour), to the fold with a powerful Tech House jam “Es Est”. Destined to annihilate dance-floors this party season, Jey delivers an energetic bouncy tech romp drizzled with creatively cut up vocals. Fellow Hot Creations cohort Mark Jenkyns cooks up a stomping remix teased with dark throbs and airy arpeggios and closing out the package Apollo 84 whack’s up the Techno thermostat delivering an intense, growling slammer for the darker floors.

Since making his Hot Creations debut with ‘Lil’ Nick French EP’, Leeds based DJ / Producer Jey Kurmis has continued to grow a superb music portfolio with releases on Moon Harbour Kaluki, Leftroom, Material and more, as well as many others for Hot Creations. Having honed his craft over the past 10 years, Jey’s sound carries distinctively dark heavy bass lines and edgy vocals, winning support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer, Matthias Tanzmann, Green Velvet and many more. Jey has played the likes of DC-10, The Warehouse Project, WMC, Sonar, BPM and many mor, along with part residencies with Paradise, Do Not Sleep and Zoo Project.

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Techno Of Tomorrow For A Better World: Philanthropic Label Lost On You Announces New Single

Music and philanthropy have crossed paths quite often and will continue to do so as those involved in the arts continue to give back to both communities in need and those who have supported their artistic endeavors. However, newly-founded label Lost On You is taking this kind of relationship to the next level.
Lost On You is the first electronic record label and benefit program in which all the proceeds of its record sales are donated to charity, in particular towards helping fight malnutrition, hunger and sanitary problems in the poorest parts of Africa.

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Edu Imbernon Releases His Third Reworking of The xx

Edu Imbernon makes his return to the electronic music production scene with the release of his third remix of The xx, which in itself is a feat only matched by the one and only Four Tet.

The new re-work of the song “Lips” is taken from the band’s third and multi-nominated album, I See You on Young Turks.

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Global Vibe Radio 090 feat. WarinD

Our 90th Global Vibe Radio mix comes from a city in Italy rich with techno culture: Naples. We are happy to welcome rising techno talent Giuseppe De Chiara aka WarinD to the decks as we continue forward toward the end of this wonderful 2017.

Enjoy it via the SoundCloud player below and download it for FREE here.

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Premiere: Listen to David Morales & Janice Robinson Drop Vocal House “Father” (DM 380 Mix) On Def Mix Music

Closing a spectacular Def Mix musical year with a bang, David Morales joins forces once again with Janice Robinson for an epic Gospel House outing, ‘Father’. After the success of the 2016 smash hit ‘There Must Be Love’ Janice delivers a spine tingling heartfelt vocal performance, joined by a heavyweight chorus of some of the best background singers in the business, including Nicki Richards, Keith Anthony Fluitt, Melonie Daniels Walker, Kenny Bobien, Carl Robinson, Nicole Phifer and South Africa’s sensation, Toshi. Add to that a heavy dose of Morales musical mastery, it’s no wonder that ‘Father’ is already becoming a much talked about future classic! Featuring 4 giant mixes from David himself, fellow Def Mix cohort Quentin Harris also delivers a dynamite Drum Dub to round off this exceptionally uplifting package!

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Premiere: Listen to ALPI’s “Man’s Inhumanity” Off Forthcoming Metropolis EP on Voight

Berlin based Voight is a new vinyl and digital project from a well known and respected source. Focusing on a puristic Techno sound, the label has already seen contributions from artists such as Oliver Deutschmann, Flug, GoldFFinch, Albert van Abbe and others.

ALPI are an Italian production duo that arrive on Voight following excellent releases for Arnaud Le Texier’s Children of Tomorrow and the legendary Dutch imprint Planet Rhythm. Having shared the DJ booth with artists such as Markus Suckut and Kobosil, they are one to keep a close eye on. The tracks on ther forthcoming Metropolis EP have an instant ingrained class, focusing on a mixture of tough broken rhythms, dubby sounds, ethereal textures and poignant harmonics.

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