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Lanthan.audio Celebrates 10th Release With Edit Select, Mike Parker, Jeff Derringer, Milton Bradley and more

For a young, well-curated record label reaching your 10th release is a milestone to be proud of.

Lanthan.audio, the imprint founded and guided by German producer and DJ Christian Gerlach, has boasted an illustrious roster of artists so far, some of which have been tapped into to celebrate the label’s 10th release.

Exclusively for this anniversary, the label has rearranged its focus to present itself newly, as the architecture of mother nature. Lanthan.Extracts features music from Jeff Derringer, Mike Parker, Milton Bradley, Edit Select, Brendon Moeller, Deepbass, Motionen and of course Christian Gerlach himself, with a release date set to beginning of October 2017.

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Jeff Derringer Launches New Record Label: Oktave Records

Chicago-based Jeff Derringer delighted techno fans with amazing news today: the launch of his own record label called Oktave Records.

The techno producer, DJ and event curator is a Smartbar Chicago resident and has enjoyed a prolific release career with output on labels the likes of Soma, Electric Deluxe, Perc Trax, Reclaim Your City and Lanthan.audio just to name a few.

He has been presiding over his event series Oktave for just short of 8 years now, with top-tier techno showcases in New York City, Chicago and Detroit over the course of the brand’s existence. The name “Oktave” has become synonymous with techno in Chicago, oftentimes the only event series consistently representing the genre in a city that often, and somewhat understandably, favors house music.

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Q&A & Global Vibe Radio: Jeff Derringer and Oktave’s 7 Year Anniversary

 

Next week Chicago’s Oktave is celebrating 7 years at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of techno. In an industry that sees clubs open and shut down in the span of a few short years, only a few venues and parties stand the test of time to remain open past the 5 year mark and beyond. The fact that Oktave has done so in a city with heavy focus on house music is but a testament to how well it has been curated over the years.

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New “Berghain” Label Stole and Released Copyrighted Material Using the Berlin’s Club Identity

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Intellectual property, and music copyrights, are a serious thing. For an artist to spend a considerable amount of money, time and effort to produce music and then see it stolen or misappropriated is nothing short of a huge slap in the face. With the advent of the internet, it has proven incredibly hard to curtail violations of IP and copyright, especially by those who take advantage of the no-confine aspect of the world wide web to steal and misappropriate others’ work.

In the latest such episode, it appears that a new label entitled “Berghain” has released a compilation record called “Berghain Secrets” containing techno releases by the likes of Oktave’s Jeff Derringer, Derek Marin, Samuly Kemppi and Alexi Delano. At first glance, one would think that this release is courtesy of the homonymous Berlin club and Ostgut Ton, the label behind the esteemed techno institution. This however, is not the case, as Derringer has himself pointed out with a Facebook post on his artist and personal page, specifically stating, “I found that this label has nothing to do with Ostgut Ton, nothing to do with the actual Berghain, and nothing to do with any of the artists they included on this so-called record. None of us were consulted about the inclusion of our tracks (or the use of the Berghain name/identity).”

As can be seen from the screen grab below, the compilation release and individual tracks were posted for sale on Juno (although it has now been taken down), as well as Amazon and even Spotify. As of time of writing, it is still available on these last two platforms as well as some lesser-known foreign music websites. We are specifically not linking to these websites in order to curtail traffic and prevent further copyright violation.

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Please be aware that whoever is behind this is not only in blatant violation of IP and copyright law with regards to the music in question, but is also illegally using Berghain’s name for monetary purposes. Do not purchase any of these tracks – we have contributed to having these taken down by reporting the situation to the websites currently hosting this release.

Connect with the REAL Ostgut Ton: Online | Facebook | Resident Advisor | Juno

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

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Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.