Q&A and Premiere: MARTELLI Releases “Put The Mask Down” EP on Pool House Black

MARTELLI is one of the leading tech/house artists from Slovenia, with more then 20 years of experience in the music scene. He is a DJ, producer, label owner of Main Main Music and event organizer, an artist that considers his work as a mission and puts all his love into everything he does.

The unique rhythm and recognition has brought him up to many major clubs. In 2013 he made a big and courageous step in his life and moved to the central European metropolis Berlin, where he happily lives and dedicate all his energy and love to music production and performances in the clubs.

Now based in Berlin, MARELLi is behind the fourth release coming out of Chicago imprint Pool House Black. We are premiering his two-track Put The Mask Down EP and took the chance to chat with him about his Slovenian roots, move to Berlin and, of course, the release itself.

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Premiere: Listen to “Deep Gravity” from Anders Ponsaing’s Forthcoming EP on Favouritizm

After notching up a 1.7 million Youtube plays on his stunning ‘Don’t Tell Me No’ remix for Eva Scolaro and Steen T’, Favouritizm are thrilled to snap up talented Ibiza resident Anders Ponsaing for his debut EP on the label, Deep Gravity.

With the ability to craft charming, sophisticated sunset grooves through to high octane Tech House bangers for the peak hours, Deep Gravity sees Anders deliver a potent double tracker. The title track comes with an addictive hook that growls over balearic key stabs and melodic synth washes and punchy beats, whilst “Black Soda” comes with a twist of melancholy, where bold synth stabs and dulcet arpeggios unite over a deep, percussive groove.

“I’m excited to enter the Ibiza season with this release! I have tested it many times and it works and sounds so good!” –Anders Ponsaing

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Listen to 6AM’s May 2017 Techno Playlist

May promises to be a memorable and exciting month for techno, but then again which month isn’t?

For your listening pleasure we have prepared a Spotify playlist of techno artists scheduled to perform at some of the world’s best techno nightclubs and festivals throughout this month,  which we hope you enjoy below:

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Global Vibe Radio Episode 058 feat. MRJ

This week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio is a guest mix by Michał Radziwanowski aka MRJ. This young Polish producer has released on esteemed labels the likes of Simma Black, Country Club Disco, White Widow Recordings and Audiophile records, incorporating such genres as UK influenced underground house music and future bass with garage elements.

Stream the mix below and download it for free here:

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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:


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

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