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Premiere: Listen to Audiojack’s “Spirit” Off Forthcoming EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth

Audiojack are the Leeds grown, Ibiza based duo who have built a solid reputation over the last decade as DJs, producers, remixers and label curators. Their original releases can be found on leading house and techno labels like Crosstown Rebels, 2020Vision and Hot Creations, as well as Tsuba, Leftroom and Culprit. They have remixed for labels such as Moon Harbour, B-Pitch Control and Diynamic, whilst Underworld, Groove Armada and Hot Since 82 are amongst the artists to have enlisted Audiojack for remixes.

Running their own dancefloor focused label Gruuv for over five years has provided an alternative home for their original music. It was Audiojack’s passion for DJing though which drove their desire to produce music and curate a label in the first place, adding “promoter” to their repertoire in 2015 with the launch of their Sunday Social free party in Ibiza. Held at the intimate Veto club the ethos is aligned with the true spirit of Ibiza. A small place with good music, unannounced guest DJs, no door charge and affordable drinks.

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Premiere: Listen to Motionen’s “Balance Theory” off Forthcoming EP on Lanthan.audio

The 9th release off German imprint Lanthan.audio presents the sounds of Los Angeles duo Motionen.

The audio/visual project created by founders Carlos Matamoros (a.k.a. Altrd Being) and Matt Salamone presents its solid reputations on dance floors throughout the City of Angels with growing international response and reputation.

The duo founded their own imprint, Ascetic Limited, in the last year with a very promising path already laid out in front of them. The label focuses on the driving sounds of acid, ambient, and deep techno and, since its fairly recent inception, has released strong EPs featuring tracks and remixes by the likes of Christian Gerlach, Dorian Gray, HOBI, Deepbass and Motionen themselves.

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Premiere: Listen to Horatio’s “Burning Man” out on UNDR the RADR

From the guitar flourishes in ‘Agua Blanca’ to the rolling bass in ‘Café Del Sol’ and the acid-flavored arpeggio in “‘Burning Man”’, Horatio‘s fresh EP is as multifarious as it is high-end. Imbued with subtle grooves and solid beats, it’s poised to turn any dance floor into clubber’s paradise.

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Premiere: Listen to Alex Twitchy feat. SevenEver “Passion” on Audio Rehab

Making his full solo debut on Audio Rehab we welcome all the way from Russia the exciting young producer Alex Twitchy. First coming to our attention last year with releases on Sleazy Deep, Monotonik, White Widow and having just been featured on our ‘Global Session Ep’ Alex delivers 3 raw underground grooves which will heat up any dance floor.

Deep dark and hard hitting basslines with tough beats are the key ingredients here and Alex has taken the vibe we love to heart showing that the influence of the sound is being felt far and wide. The result is fitting with Alex’s sound, characterized by powerful dynamics and an aggressive bass line, which without a doubt gives his productions a stylish and modern sound.

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Premiere: Listen to Ludvig Franzén’s “Lie” on Clouded House

The latest chapter in the Clouded House story is a three-tracker that again displays why the label is quickly earning a reputation for impressive house and techno cuts. Fresh from a run of sell-out Prince edits, ‘Sthlm 4ever’ (an ode to the little known rave scene of Stockholm, Sweden) features three deep tracks with label head Lukas Lyrestam contributing one effort as well as enlisting the services of fellow up-and-comers Gideon Forceman and Ludvig Franzen.

Opening up matters is the brilliantly funky “Little Bit.” Full of clever, sun-kissed guitar chords and off-kilter FM bass, it moves along at a breezy pace that emphasizes the label’s penchant for the carefree side of the electronic music spectrum.

Next up is Gideon Forceman’s “Listen Up.” A hazy number that glides along at a gentle, rolling pace, it soon picks up momentum and unfurls amongst a bed of glistening synths. An almost effortlessly positive number, this one is sure to leave dancers smiling towards the tail-end of the night.

Culminating the EP is Ludvig Franzén, who pops up with “Lie”, a clever effort that merges a fair dose of atmosphere and suspense with a unique take on an infamous vocal sample. We are proud to premiere this track for you today, which you can listen to in full below.

With each track boasting its own inimitable charm, Clouded House’s fifth installment is another fine contribution to an already impressive discography – Dusty grooves, raw cuts and hazy nostalgia on a frosty blue vinyl from the land of ice and snow!

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Premiere: Listen to “Rene” from Dubrovnik (UK) on 22 Digit Records

Following a release from Alland Byallo the new 22 Digit Records release is from Dubrovnik (UK), a fresh new talent based in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Dubrovnik (UK) appears after a release on Flashmob’s self-titled label and this is only his third official release. Complimenting the two originals on this release is a remix from Reset Robot.

Reset Robot is famed for his seminal releases on Adam Beyer’s label Truesoul and Sven Väth’s Cocoon, plus a recent debut EP on Anja Schneider’s imprint Mobilee. Not just a solo producer Reset Robot also regularly collaborates with Alan Fitzpatrick under the alias of Customer.

“Rene” is led by a thick lead pad which glides through the track’s stripped back percussion to provide its driving force. Chic in every sense of the word, this is a fine example of how less can so often be so much more. The structure is Techno influenced, but the style of the groove is more commonly associated with House music, making this dancefloor track the perfect hybrid.
 

 
Reset Robot’s remix of “Rene” keeps the originals minimalistic but adds his own subtle melody to replace the originals dominant lead synth. Building with complexity as the track develops, he adds sounds which create a more spacious sense of atmosphere. Deeper and more abstract than some might expect from Reset Robot, this intelligent remix shows off his versatility as a producer.

“Block” has a tough groove lead by a dominant kick drum and prominent clap sample. Murky and mysterious, a muffled synth stab and textured FX lay a foundation for the fragile melody to sit. Driven by the rich stabs of the polished lead sound, this club friendly track is the pinnacle of sophistication.

Tracklist:

01. Rene
02. Rene (Reset Robot Remix)
03. Block

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Premiere: Listen to Diego Amura’s “Preludio” Released On Pfirter’s MindTrip Imprint

Pfirter and his label MindTrip are highly respected in the world of Techno. Being the main vessel for his own productions, it has also featured music and remixes by producers such as Chris Liebing, Lucy, Markus Suckut, Oscar Mulero and Developer, whilst also looking to support and break new artists.

The fifteenth vinyl release is in charge of Italian talent Diego Amura who makes his MindTrip debut following releases on the likes of ARTS, Planet Rhythm and Konsequent. Having played alongside leading DJs such as Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Sleeparchive and Dax J, his reputation is growing substantially with each gig and release.

Diego’s original tracks on the Automa EP incorporate a raw, analogue aesthetic, with a nod to the old school. Straight up jams ready for any dancefloor, they also have a feeling of menace and purpose from the twisted melodies. We are premiering “Preludio” today for you, a digital only release

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Premiere: Listen to Tomoki Tamura’s “5ive Years” on Holic Trax

Following on from two huge EPs by Mr G as well a joint effort from Satoshi Tommie & Tuccilo, Holic Trax’s latest arrives from label owner and all-round top producer, Tomoki Tamura. The final installment in the label’s 5 year anniversary package, HT25 sees Tomoki return to what he does best: producing a slew of deep and banging tracks, each of which comes with its own unique dance floor sensibilities.

Opening up the EP is the sounds of the appropriately named “5ive Years”. A techno workout that’s notable for its off-kilter motifs and a stubborn, industrial feel, it’s full of glowing vibes that are best suited to the big room. Unforgiving and full of atmosphere, it’s the sign of a producer who clearly knows his way around the mixing deck. “Polyphonic Six” displays the producer’s more introspective sound thanks to a melancholic perspective that’s paired with a fierce kick.


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Q&A and Premiere: Chicago’s Vested To Release Emod’s “Videogame Warfare” EP

Keeping true and parallel to the musical vision of Vested as a Chicago-based music and event brand, Vested Recordings is the home of a range of forward-thinking electronic music sounds, ranging from deep to tech-house to progressive to techno to house, with the common thread being the timeless low-end prime-mover groove that proper progressive house has always championed.

Vested’s second outing offers a compelling contrast to the label’s first release, a two track EP by 17 year-old German “wonderkid” Emod that fuses techno grooves and percussion garnished with progressive house melodic elements and textures. Inspiring creative elements give each of the two tracks their own distinct themes and moods, and are great selections to play during a music-forward peak hour DJ set. The title track, “Videogame Warfare”, features clever use of NES videogame samples giving the track a retro flavor with killer energy, while “Ablaze” features a higher tempo and sounds reminiscent in tribute of classic techno, while both compelling the listener’s attention with a cutting edge sound of “now”.

Enjoy a premiere of the full EP and read on for an in-depth interview with DJ, producer, party curator and Vested label founder RJ Pickens.
 

 
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Q&A and Premiere: Circular Vector Patterns Releases “Be” EP on Darko Esser’s Wolfskuil Limited

After DJ Red’s successful “Raw Cacao” EP last year, that included a remix by the mighty Ricardo Villalobos, Darko Esser’s Wolfskuil Limited now presents a solid four-tracker from the Dutch newcomer Circular Vector Patterns.

“Be” inaugurates the A-Side with a mellow opening, gradually evolving to a more upbeat club pulse, a dynamic combination, followed on the B-Side by “Dawn”, a track which delivers rhythmic beats, balanced with a placid sensation. “Eclipse” reveals its mysterious morphing pads, reflecting the artist’s spaced-out facet & the EP’s digital bonus track, “Total Bliss” concludes this sonic exploration with a more settled groove, yet perfect to move any dance floor. A very promising debut from Circular Vector Patterns, who combines moody atmospheres & flowless production throughout the EP.

Enjoy the premiere of “Total Bliss” herein and read on for our brief chat with up-and-comer Circular Vector Patterns.

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