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  • Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 047 feat. Golf Clap

    February 20, 2017

    We return to Global Vibe Radio with a live recording from Detroit duo Golf Clap.

    The 47th installment of our podcast, which features global and local acts alike, was recorded live at Output Brooklyn in December of 2015. DJs, producers, founders of Country Club Disco and self-proclaimed after-party connoisseurs, Golf Clap have released on ...

  • How Spotify Can Help You As An Artist

    February 16, 2017

     

    There is a lot of speculation these days about music streaming services and how they can help musicians/producers  make an overall impact in the highly-competitive music business industry.

    Right now it seems like you can find almost every fresh and up-and-coming producer on Spotify. Aren’t you wondering why? Read and find out how Spotify can help ...

  • Tour Bag with Christian Smith

    February 16, 2017

     

    Pioneering techno DJ/producer Christian Smith began 2017 on tour and at the top of his game, starting with a Tronic Showcase at The BPM Festival. The Swedish born artist has been a leading name in the underground techno scene for over 20 years, with a steady stream of releases on labels including Plus8/Minus, Drumcode, Cocoon, Bedrock, ...

  • Q&A and EP Premiere: Kane Michael Releases 002 on Lights/Out Recordings

    February 15, 2017

     

    Kane Michael is a Southern California producer, DJ, host of the Lights/Out Selection, and label owner of Lights/Out Recordings. He focuses on blending the genres and influences that he holds dear to his heart, creating a mix of dark, psychedelic futuristic techno and aggressive progressive.

    His second EP outing on LOR is composed of three original ...

  • 30 Essential Underground Dance Music Venues in the United States

    February 15, 2017

     

    After featuring 25 essential clubbing destinations for house and techno in Asia, it’s now time to highlight our very own underground dance music scene here in the States.

    While we originally narrowed down our list to 23 essential underground dance music destinations, we recently expanded it to a total of 30 venues you should take ...

  • Why You Should Stop CDJ Shaming (A Message to Vinyl Purists)

    February 15, 2017

     

    It seems that the prevalence of CDJ shaming is a direct result of the rise of vinyl-exclusive DJs.

    Hey, I incredibly enjoy an all vinyl set when it comes around, but to those who negatively label CDJ users as talentless laypersons are completely missing the point.

    Technology has directly revolutionized the ...

  • Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 046 feat. Torsten Kanzler

    February 14, 2017

     

    6AM’s Global Vibe Radio Episode 046 comes straight from Germany, a 60-minute live techno recording by Torsten Kanzler.

    Torsten Kanzler’s live sets are known to lead to controlled excess like no other. Like a chief engineer he takes his crowd into a universe of mind-blowing drum-arrangements, creaking synths and warm growling basslines, using “Maschine“ of Native ...

  • Watch This Documentary About Glasgow’s Thriving Underground After-Hours Scene

    February 13, 2017

     

    Glasgow, a city that truly knows how to party.

    The largest city in Scotland is known to be a hot-bed for skillful DJs and producers, in large part thanks to a thriving nightlife scene with several world-renowned clubs the likes of Sub Club, La Cheetah and SWG3.

    But beyond the clubs, there’s a deep underground after-hours scene ...

  • Celebrate Black History Month with These Iconic DJ’s

    February 13, 2017

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    Note: Originally published in February of 2016, this article is being republished as applicable still in 2017, in honor of the amazing never-ending list of iconic DJs that have graced our scene with their illustrious art and careers.

    Since the beginning of time there have been countless individuals ...

  • A Timeless Night at Do Not Sit On The Furniture in Miami

    February 10, 2017

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    Guest post by Jennifer King

    As I drove away from the luminous sunset and into the cloudless dusk on my drive to South Beach Miami towards Do Not Sit On The Furniture, I immediately knew I was in for an impassioned and magniloquent musical chef ...

  • Saeed Younan Discusses His New “Annihilate” EP, His Relationship With Carl Cox and the War in Iraq He Fled

    February 22, 2017

    Saeed Younan is one of the United States’ top acts, a DJ and producer that enjoys prolific tour and release schedules alike with tracks out on Incorrect Music, VIVa Music, Suara, his own Younan Music, and of course Carl Cox’s iconic Intec label, a brand with which he has been associated for a couple of ...

  • Q&A and Premiere: Arseniu Releases “Just Me” EP On Pool House Black

    February 21, 2017

    Romanian producer and DJ Marius Popa, artist name Arseniu, is known for his deep fusions of techno, able to blend the minimalistic sounds of his home country with deeper fusions of deep tech and dub.

    His latest release comes in the form of a two-track EP entitled Just Me being released on Pool House Black, a sub-label of ...

  • Alexis Tyrel Premieres Track Off Forthcoming “Return To Planet Alpha” EP

    February 16, 2017

     

    Lessismore record label, founded in 2003 by the Dutch DJ and producer Alexis Tyrel together with MBC, has been home for mostly his own releases under all his monikers and ‘various artist’ compilations.

    Return To Planet Alpha continues in this tradition, being a second long-player of Alexis Tyrel after his debut Newtradition from 2011. ...

  • Q&A and EP Premiere: Kane Michael Releases 002 on Lights/Out Recordings

    February 15, 2017

     

    Kane Michael is a Southern California producer, DJ, host of the Lights/Out Selection, and label owner of Lights/Out Recordings. He focuses on blending the genres and influences that he holds dear to his heart, creating a mix of dark, psychedelic futuristic techno and aggressive progressive.

    His second EP outing on LOR is composed of three original ...

  • Why You Should Stop CDJ Shaming (A Message to Vinyl Purists)

    February 15, 2017

     

    It seems that the prevalence of CDJ shaming is a direct result of the rise of vinyl-exclusive DJs.

    Hey, I incredibly enjoy an all vinyl set when it comes around, but to those who negatively label CDJ users as talentless laypersons are completely missing the point.

    Technology has directly revolutionized the ...

  • Q&A: Phoenix’s G-House Producer Bijou Opens Up About His Career

    January 31, 2017

     

    Guest article by Chance Dingman

    Ben Dorman, known to most as Bijou, has been the leader of the G-House movement in Phoenix and is currently on a 15-stop United States tour titled after his hit single, “Guru”. Coming off of a big year in 2016, he looks forward to expanding on the already impressive impact that ...

  • Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 045 feat. J. Worra

    January 30, 2017

     

    The 45th edition of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio comes courtesy of Jamie Sitter aka J. Worra, a Chicago born-and-bred producer and DJ that now calls Los Angeles home.

    J.Worra has had tracks come out on labels such as Perfect Driver, Sweat It Out!, Sleazy G and Audiophile XXL, while her track “Baby’s Corner” made the cut for Golf Clap’s ...

  • Q&A: Discovering Stephan Hinz

    January 20, 2017

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    A prolific producer for over a decade, Stephan Hinz is entering 2017 with a bang by introducing his fans to his brand new Off Numbers EP. Out on Carl Cox’s Intec DigitalOff Numbers follows on Stephan’s hugely successful previous releases on labels such as MOOD ...

  • Martin Eyerer and Ackermann Deliver Second State’s First EP Release of 2017

    January 18, 2017

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    Pan-Pot’s Second State imprint has announced its first release of 2017, a two-track EP entitled House To Techno which comes courtesy of Martin Eyerer and Ackermann.

    It is no mistake that Martin, who founded Riverside Studio Berlin with Pan-Pot, and Ackermann have gone down a techier route than their ...

  • Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 044 feat. Jason Patrick

    January 18, 2017

    The 44th edition of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio comes courtesy of Jason Patrick. Born and raised in Detroit, Jason now lives in Chicago where he holds a residency at Spybar, one of the most respected underground dance music venues in both the city and North America. Jason has shared the stage with underground dance music ...