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15 Back-To-Back Sets You Need To Listen To

 

Last year Ben UFO expressed his feelings on the importance of back-to-back sets, attempting to tackle the criticism some have thrown at promoters and DJs alike, with claims that b2b billings are a simple marketing gimmick to sell more tickets.

While there is no doubt that interesting back-to-back pairings do catch the attention of event-goers, the words of the highly thought-of British DJ had us looking back in time at some of the best back-to-back sets ever recorded. We have selected fifteen of our favorites that we think you should definitely give a listen to!

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The Best Thanksgiving Parties of 2016

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With one of the biggest party weekends coming up, Black Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday,  we want to suggest some of the best events nationwide (in alphabetic order).

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Atlanta, Deep South presents Mike Servito & Gay Marvine at the Heretic, 11/26

Atlanta-based promoter DEEP SOUTH brings Mike Servito from Brooklyn and Gay Marvine from San Francisco for their Saturday after Thanksgiving celebration. The party is scheduled through 3am.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Brooklyn, Blkmarket Membership with Apollonia at TBA, 11/26

Seems like Dan, Dyed, and Shonky are making their rounds through the US this weekend as they are booked for an extended set with Brooklyn-based Blkmarket Membership. Residents Taimur & Fahad will be on opening duties. The party is scheduled through 9am!

Ticket link here. $30 + fees. 21+

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Chicago, Black Wednesday with Derrick Carter at Smartbar, 11/23

Derrick Carter kicks things off  Black Wednesday with an all-night set to celebrate at Smartbar. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $12 + fees. 21+

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Chicago, Black Friday with Apollonia at the Mid, 11/25

Friday night Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky will take the decks at the Mid for a night of great music. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $12.50 + fees. 21+

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Detroit, Paxahau presents: Josh Wink at TV Lounge, 11/26

Detroit-based Paxahau brings Josh Wink for an all-night set on Saturday after Thanksgiving. In the Side Room you can expect Dru Ruiz and Shady P.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Houston, Spanksgiving with Kolsch at Boondocks, 11/23

Kolsch will headline the Spanksgiving party by Kinda Super Disco in Houston for Black Wednesday. Beforehand a b2b set by, residents, James Reed and Josh Dupont. The party is scheduled through 2am; we suggest early arrival!

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Los Angeles, Do Not Sit On The Furniture at Clinic Wednesday, 11/23 

Underrated Presents is hosting a Do Not Sit On The Furniture showcase for their weekly Clinic Wednesday Party series at Couture in Hollywood, with Behrouz, Oceanvs Orientalis and Tara Brooks all scheduled to play. The party is scheduled to run until 4am.

Ticket link here. $15 + fees. 21+

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Los Angeles, Rhondavous at Union, 11/23 

RHONDA INTL brings DJ Harvey, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson, Radio Slave, Trus’me, Chris Cruse, DIRTYDAVE, Goddollars, and PARADISE for their Black Wednesday celebration at Union. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $30 + fees. 21+

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Los Angeles, Droid Behavior – Interface 55 / 14 Years at TBA, 11/26

The LA techno promoter will throw their 55th Interface event that is set to take place in a TBA location the Saturday after Thanksgiving and will feature Drumcell, Truncate, Raiz, DJ Hyperactive, Subversive, and Dean Paul. The party is scheduled through 7am!

Ticket link here. $20 + fees. 21+

 

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Miami, Thanksgiving Eve with Praslesh at Treehouse Miami, 11/23

UN_MUTE Events brings Raresh, Praslea, Roustam, and Christian AB for their Black Wednesday festivities at Treehouse Miami. The party is scheduled through 5am.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Philadelphia, A Decade of Dubfire at Rumor, 11/23

Rumor Nightclub has booked Dubfire and Carlo Lio for their Black Wednesday celebration. They will also feature an all new Martin Audio sound system featuring their newly developed CCD technology. The party is scheduled through 2:30am.

Ticket link here. $15 + fees. $35 + fees for open bar between 10pm-12am.

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San Francisco, 15 Years of Dax presents at Mezzanine, 11/26

Dax presents will be celebrating 15 years the Saturday of Thanksgiving. Dax Lee, owner and promoter head of Dax, will be on the decks prior to Seth Troxler for the event at Mezzanine.

Ticket link here. $20 + fees. 21+

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Drumcell & Surachai Present: New Surachai LP on “BL_K NOISE”

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Although kept under the radar until now, Moe Espinosa (a.k.a. Drumcell or Hypoxia) teamed up with Chicago-based producer Surachai in 2014 to launch a new imprint, BL_K NOISE. Aimed to release noisy-industrial pieces, both producers have been using this platform to release a darker side of techno different than what Drumcell sees put out on his Droid label.

Surachai is now ready to introduce the world to his upcoming LP “Instinct and Memory” as the fifth release on the label. The album sees him diving into industrial modular sounds of noise and drum & bass broken rhythms to deliver the signature gothic vibes the label seeks to play homage to as its mission. Below you can watch a special teaser for the album.

BL_K NOISE & TRASH_AUDIO collective Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine together with Surachai & Hypoxia/Drumcell have also been holding specially curated and vinyl oriented label events that focus on music creation through the use of modular hardware. Guests have included Vatican Shadow, Oliver Dodd, Baseck, Polyfuse/Justin McGrath, Mark Verbos and DJMREX just to name a few.

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“Instinct and Memory” is set to be released on BL_K NOISE  via vinyl, CD and digital platforms on April 29th, 2016.

Check out this exclusive footage from recent BL_K NOISE parties.

Connect with Drumcell/Hypoxia: Facebook | Twitter | Resident Advisor | SoundCloud

Connect with Surachai: Facebook | Twitter | Resident Advisor | SoundCloud

Connect with TRASH_AUDIO: Online | Twitter

Droid Behavior Weekend: San Francisco + San Diego

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Droid Behavior continues their West Coast showcase with back-to-back events in San Francisco and San Diego this weekend presented by SF based techno promotion group, Robot Ears. Following the initial leg of the tour in LA last Saturday hosted by Dirty Epic, the Los Angeles techno collective brings their 52nd installment of Interface to Mighty SF on Friday July 31st featuring Droid front runners Drumcell, Truncate, and Raíz with mind-bending visuals by Oktaform.

The Interface series has been the staple event of Droid Behavior for more than 10 years stemming from its humble beginnings in LA to packed out shows in Amsterdam, Detroit, and New York. The anticipation of Droid’s debut in San Francisco has been brewing for the past month; the wait will soon come to a close and a night of heavy sounds and underground vibes is in store.

On Saturday, the Droid camp migrates down to San Diego for a rare night of techno joined by Halo and Robot Ear’s John Kaberna as they continue to spread their sound that has caught global attention among techno lovers and party-goers worldwide.

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Freebie Friday: Drumcell

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Los Angeles based techno guru, Drumcell, has become a household name for techno fans around the world. Working closely with Droid Behavior, and with releases on major labels such as CLR, Drumcell always finds a way to expose the listener to the darker sounds of the genre. Today we offer up a free download of a hidden bonus track that was on the cassette version of his debut album, Sleep Complex. Take a listen and get the free download from his Soundcloud below.

If you’ve ever heard a Drumcell track you’ll recognize his distinct sound that sets him apart from the rest. With an arsenal of tools at his disposal he hones in on his craft and is capable of serving up the most vicious techno as well as some serious dub atmospheres as we see with this Designer (Bonus Track)Designer is an eerie track that has the various elements looming around the sound spectrum. A “calm before the storm” type feeling that hits you hard, and you know deep inside that some serious techno heat is about to be brought to the dance floor.

We’re looking forward to hearing what he has in store for the techno community in 2015, so stay tuned for more amazing music from Drumcell.

Drumcell on Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport