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  • Are We Taking The Underground Scene Too Seriously? – An Interview with Austin Gebbia (Dear Morni)

    March 9, 2017

    The mere mention of clubbing and nightlife evokes thoughts of dark rooms, a dance floor filled with black-clad partygoers, sunglasses and a sense of elitism that would put the Royal family to shame. In all fairness, it’s hard to not imagine nightlife, and in particularly the techno scene, as a truly serious affair. But is it really?

  • Inside the Moog Factory: A Visual Tour

    February 27, 2017

    When it comes to synthesizers, one of the most trusted and beloved brands in the music industry is undoubtedly Moog. The company has come a long way since Robert Moog founded it in 1953 as a theremin kit manufacturer. It would not take long after it  began manufacturing modular synthesizers for the brand to find success and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Joel Mull: “The Most Important Thing Is To Never Forget Where You Come From”

    March 23, 2017

    With a career spanning almost 25 years, Joel Mull has made a name for himself as a producer and globe-trotting DJ. After all, he was one of the pioneering Swedish techno producers, in good part responsible for introducing the “Swedish techno sound” to the world.

    An active and consummate professional, he has produced over 100 releases on various labels such ...

  • Q&A: Zepherin Saint Readies to Release “Hurry” EP with Sara Devine

    March 20, 2017

    Zepherin Saint launched Tribe Records in 2008 with the motto of “One Sound, One People”, they since have breathed new life into dance music with their unique worldly approach to their sound.

    The forthcoming Hurry EP is a melting of minds between two musical souls, as producer Zepherin Saint joins forces with the exquisite R&B vocal star Sara ...

  • Doorly Discusses All Things Los Angeles and the Launch of His Reptile Dysfunction Label

    March 15, 2017

    This coming Saturday, 18th of March, DJ, producer and label-owner Doorly is bringing his Doorly & Friends tour back to Los Angeles for a special night at Avalon Hollywood.

    The mega-club will host an entire line-up featuring Doorly’s curated guests for the occasion: Tensnake, Solardo, DJ Yoda and Tan Dem. You can purchase tickets ...

  • Kevin Knapp Talks About His Love for San Francisco and His Forthcoming “Find Me” EP

    March 15, 2017

    Austin-bred, San Francisco-schooled producer, DJ and vocalist, Kevin Knapp has emerged from the ever-bustling electronic music scene of the Bay Area to become one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in today’s house music scene.

    Versatile in his productions and DJ sets, Kevin takes no prisoners with an approach that sees him always striving to get the ...

  • Q&A and Premiere: Aggborough Discusses No Real Value’s Musical Ethos and “The Rhubarb Triangle” EP

    March 10, 2017

    The Rhubarb Triangle is an area in Yorkshire, England, that is considered the forced rhubarb centre of the world, and it was there where William Green, aka Aggborough, captured the set of various field recordings which now forms the backbone of No Real Value’s latest release. For those not familiar with No Real Value, it ...

  • C.Vogt Debuts on All Day I Dream with “Purple Hills” EP

    March 9, 2017

    Chriss Vogt, known as C.Vogt artistically, is the latest addition to Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream team.

    Classically trained, the versed producer just debuted on the esteemed label with Purple Hills, a 3-track outing that includes the title track, a remix of it by now label-mate YokoO and a collaboration with Patrick Jeremic entitled “Pour Éternel.” The ...

  • Q&A and Premiere: Dunmore Park Releases Debut “At Midnight” EP on Substation Recordings

    March 9, 2017

    This past week Andrew Williams aka Dunmore Park released his first soulful composition on Substation Recordings, a four-track EP titled At Midnight. Born in Edmonton, Canada, Williams is embodies the definition of a true electronic music devotee: he is the co-founder of the city’s first electronic music production school, Night Vision Music Academy, as well as ...

  • Q&A and Premiere: Milo McBride Releases “Antika” EP on [par•ka]

    March 7, 2017

    New York City producer Milo McBride is dropping his Antika EP on  this coming March 14th.

    Antika is Milo McBride’s debut tanz-floor release. From peak-time to the after afters – each track exists solely to serve the dynamic night clubbing experience. Drawing influence from his experiences with an eclectic range of musical styles–from punk to juke–Milo makes ...

  • Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 049 feat. Stefan Weise

    March 7, 2017

    Welcome back to Global Vibe Radio!

    For this 49th episode we have enlisted the musical prowess of producer and DJ Stefan Weise. Now residing in the United States, Stefan is originally from Italy and Germany, and has been involved with electronic music production and DJing for over two decades. He discovered his passion thanks to his ...

  • Cari Golden: The Voice of the Underground

    March 1, 2017

    Cari Golden may not be an electronic music producer or DJ, but she has been just as essential an artist in some of techno and house’s best tracks of the last several years.

    Singer, songwriter and a true voice of the underground, Cari has contributed to some exciting tracks and remixes by artists the likes of ...