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Playlist: Listen to Sets Recorded Live a Miami Music Week 2017

With Miami Music Week now behind us, we collected some of the best live set recordings available for a non-stop 27-plus hour playlist containing everything from house to techno, via tech house and deep house.

Included in the playlist are recordings from performances at the Ultra Carl Cox Megastructure and RESISTANCE stages, as well as from parties around Miami. We will be adding to this throughout the week, so favorite it and share it on your SoundCloud to have it handy!

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Q&A and Premiere: Denis Rodd Releases Debut “Embryo” EP on Cochlea Music

Even with the first sounds, the organic structures can be heard – and felt. A crystalline crackling of the hi-hat very close to the ear, as if the black volcanic sand of Lanzarote would trickling on the metal. The echo of the samples does not point to endless distances, rather, it swings up the cochlea and enters into a special world in which sound material develops a delicate self-life.

It is the world of Denis Rodd, producer and label founder of Cochlea Music, who moved from the Canary Islands to Berlin. His first EP on Cochlea Music is Embryo. Everything stands at the beginning, also in the first track, “Crisalida”, Chrysalis in Spanish. The key note in the 4 tracks is a mumbled bass but also a gentle drone, accompanied by repetitive melody abbreviations from the synthesizer. The analog beats make it noticeable that dancing starts in the head, the upright patterns remain schematically open, requiring a waking state.

Out of the quiet shadows of electronica, voices emerge from an unknown source, a few effect-driven wind instruments, a vocal chord in the track “L’Opera” borrowed from the music library, or the drums in “Famara,” which we are premiering for you exclusively today. They change the dramaturgy between audio recording and digital sound production. From the recognizable, comes the foreign – and the experimental sounds thereby become the natural biotope of musical stages of development. Enjoy “Famara” below and head to Deejay.de or Vinylfuture for a copy of your vinyl of the EP.

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Photo Gallery: Paul Oakenfold Delivers Opening Deep House Set for Yoshitoshi’s Sharam at Sound Nightclub

 

This past Saturday club goers at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles were treated to something special and unique when they showed up at the Hollywood venue for Sharam.

The Yoshitoshi label-head and one-half of Deep Dish was given the proper room warm-up treatment by another legend of dance music, Paul Oakenfold. The Perfecto Records boss took control of the decks at the Hollywood club early in the night, playing a surprise opening set filled with entrancing tunes and deep, melodic house.

The performance once again underscored Oakenfold’s prowess as a track selector, allowing everyone lucky enough to be in attendance to witness the veteran DJ and producer steer away from his pure signature Trance and Progressive side toward something deeper and, in this particular case, unique.

Enjoy the photo gallery from the night below:

 

 

Photos by Troy Acevedo

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Introducing All Day I Dream’s Latest Recording Artist: Leo Grünbaum

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This coming Friday, January 13th, All Day I Dream will be releasing their latest EP courtesy of Argentinean recording artist Leo Grünbaum aka Grünbox.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Grünbaum now lives in Berlin, where he has been putting his Berklee College of Music training to use, producing instrumental deep house tracks heavy with emotional chords  and dreamy vocals. His Amarone EP is a testament to his classical training, a 3 original 1 remix outing filled with symphonic elements and super intricate, lush soundscapes.

Since 2010 he has toured the globe, collaborating with fellow artists including Alex Under, Matthew Dekay, Guti. Following successful releases on Trapez Ltd, Desolat, Lucidflow and more, Grünbaum is the latest artist to join the All Day I Dream as of January 2017, merging the vision of his Tech House act Grünbox with the lushness of a new sound.

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Listen to 6AM’s Comprehensive Movement Detroit 2016 Playlist

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Techno and house and house fans rejoice!

With Movement’s 10th Anniversary just around the corner, 70+ day and after-parties to choose from and a plethora of artist playing the festival across three days and six stages, we decided that it’s time for the music to do the talking.

It’s likely that even the most seasoned of electronic music veteran is familiar with the more than 125 artists playing the festival this year, and it is for that reason that we decided to compile a special Movement Detroit 2016 Artist Playlist on SoundCloud for your use.

We scoured the entire SoundCloud platform for live sets and mixes from each artist playing in Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Weekend. We tried to post the most recent or telling piece of music compilation we could find for each name, in order to give listeners a fairly up-to-date understanding of the artist’s sound and what to expect from them in Detroit.

The result is a 119 track compilation incorporating over 165 hours of music organized in alphabetical order. Please be understanding that not every artist featured on the lineup had recent live sets or mixes available on the SoundCloud platform, while others had none at all.

We hope you enjoy it. Share the article with other friends making their pilgrimage to Detroit – music is love, and sharing is caring!

Oh and don’t forget to enter our contest for 2 GA tickets to the fest!

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Monday Social Announces Move to New Venue

freddy mnsAfter 2 and a half years at Sound Nightclub, LA’s iconic weekly party, the one & only Monday Social, has announced it will be moving a few blocks down Hollywood Blvd to Project Club LA for it’s grand re-opening next Monday January 18th.

Monday Social said farewell to their residency at Sound this week and they did it right with a special set from Doorly & friends: MK, Justin Jay and Low Steppa. The club was packed with Monday Social fans paying their tributes. Read more

ADE 2015: Must See Deep House Artists

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Deep House has made an enormous comeback in recent years, providing party goers with smooth, soulful vibes as an alternative to the dark and heavy sounds of techno, breaks, big room house, and many other electronic genres. Deep House is not about the build or the drop, and a skilled DJ must keep the energy up with seamlessly connected grooves.

ADE features an unbelievable lineup, stacked with artists from every genre, from every corner of the world. The Deep House artists at ADE 2015 include legends from the early 90’s alongside modern revivalists. For those who want something funky and jazzy, look no further. We have compiled a list of the top 6 must-see Deep House artists at ADE 2015. Read more

Waiting for the Weekend – Tracks from Martin Roth, Metrika, and Guests

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In a collaboration between London-based music collective Motek and yours truly, we present Sundays at Le Jardin with Martin Roth and Metrika, which will take place in the heart of Hollywood under the cordial rays of California sunshine. Come satiate your ears and curious minds with deeper shades of house, techno, and good vibes with a lineup of exquisite talent as well as a crowd of electronic music tastemakers.

Our event is happening on September 20 from 2-9PM and is free with RSVP. Join us for a groovy Sunday complete with a spiritual audio voyage and nonstop dancing. In the meantime, we have featured a taste of what is to come with several tracks from their respective artists. Enjoy

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Martin Roth (Anjunadeep)

John Monkman – Rolling Frontier ft. Liz Cass (Martin Roth Remix)

This remix of John Monkman’s Rolling Frontier includes rolling kicks, ephemeral clicks, and uplifting vocals by Liz Cass. Seven minutes of pure bliss, a composition of sounds that makes you want to push the sky upward and traverse into a transcendental realm of existence.

Martin Roth – Mel

This track titled Mel is dark and hypnotic, an alluring contrast of droning synths and a tight drum set that metamorphoses between states of meditation and invigoration. This track is an example of Martin Roth’s ability to produce wordless stories by appealing to the primordial human response to music.

Metrika (Crosstown Rebels)

Metrika and Bastard Love – As A Fiction (Original Mix)

As A Fiction is a romantic alliteration of all things deep. This tune will make you want to dance your socks off with its 80s retro meets tech house vibes. Indeed, a song that is trippier than fiction and gets the brain juices flowing with nostalgia. Let’s get funky.

Matt Hardinge (Motek)

Ominous ft. Cari Golden – Shattered (Matt Hardinge Remix)

An orchestra of live instrument samples and artificial sound waves, Matt Hardinge’s remix of Shattered is a galactic deep techno interpretation executed with the warm sounds of the classic 808 drum machine. Cari Golden’s vocals are a celestial integration to the cerebral landscape reminiscent of older forms of trance.

Navitas (Motek)

Navitas – Run To Me (Original Mix)

Navitas brings a touch of energizing magic with Run To Me, an adventurous mood-setting track for those seeking a speedy escape from reality. The track’s tribal ascendance and four-on-the-floor beat give a lofty push in directing and sustaining a unified movement of the underground spirit.

J.Sanders (BWO Records, 6AM) 

J.Sanders – Cloudtricks (Original Mix)

Organic and inorganic percussion interact to create a complex system of sensations and thoughts in Cloudtricks. The second piece to J.Sanders’ Ellipse EP serves as a deep tech manifestation of the calculative chaos of the natural environment around us. A humbling listening experience.

Jamie Charles (Motek, Draft, 6AM)

Jamie Charles – Counter Culture (Original Mix)

A forthright piece to the self-titled Counter Culture EP, this track is majestically bohemian. It tickles the rudimental feelings of musical wanderlust, paving a path of unguided exploration with its rumbling kicks, intermittent psychedelic chants, and crystalline echoes.

August Schedule at Do Not Sit on the Furniture

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Do Not Sit on the Furniture continues to gain steam in the vast nightlife landscape of Miami. Recently named the best nightclub in Miami by the Miami New Times, Do Not Sit on the Furniture upholds a tried and true ethos when it comes to house and techno, and is a haven for those in search of the essential musical vibe. Last month the intimate Miami venue saw the likes of Droog, Lake People, and Eelke Kleijn take over the decks, and the August schedule at Do Not Sit on the Furniture maintains the consistency with deep sonic journeys. Here’s some of the highlights for August… Read more

Freebie Friday: Lee Foss


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Lee Foss is no stranger to Sound Nightclub. Tonight, he will be spreading a tremendous amount of musical love to the dance floor along with Luca Cazal and Lauren Lane. How appropriate with it being Valentines Day weekend. We’d like to spread the love as well, and today we do that by offering up two free downloads from Lee Foss in preparation for his set tonight at Sound. Listen and grab them below, and RSVP if you want to get in on the action tonight.

Tickets and Guestlist for: Lee Foss, Luca Cazal, & Lauren Lane at Sound Nightclub

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