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Win a Ticket to Diversion: Dixon, KiNK, Danny Daze and more in Los Angeles

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This upcoming Sunday, 9th of October, a new day party named Diversion lands in the warm streets of Los Angeles.

Presented by the curators behind Prototype LA and co-hosted by Culprit and Making Shapes, Diversion is an open-air block party in the Arts District of of the metropolis. The organizers will utilize the block of Imperial Street as well as the entire Lot 613 complex to create a unique urban space for dance music aficionados to enjoy cutting-edge talent in an outdoor setting filled with Southern Californian sunshine and fresh air.

The lineup includes Dixon, KiNK (LIVE), Danny Daze, Weval (LIVE), Droog, and Jeniluv, all set to perform on the main Imperial Street stage. The local LA scene will be well-represented by a series of house acts inside of Lot 613 including Cooper Saver b2b Jen Ferrer (Far Away), Matt Damon (Damon Eliza Palermo [100% silk] & Matt McDermott [States of Being]), Benedek b2b Jamma Dee (Peoples Potential Unlimited, Leaving Records, Arcane). The Springs, an entirely organic and vegan restaurant in the vicinity of Lot 613, will also be hosting an ambient lounge with Matthewdavid (Leaving Records, Brainfeeder) DJing and Earthen Sea (Lovers Rock, Other People) playing live.

RSVP to the Facebook event for full info. Tickets are available for purchase via Resident Advisor.

You can enter win a ticket to the 21+ event via our giveaway below. The winner will be selected and announced at noon on Thursday, October 6th.

Please note: If you are having difficulty opening/entering this contest via cell phone, try the following:

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Win a Ticket to Diversion: Dixon, KiNK, Danny Daze and more in Los Angeles (Contest on Hive.co)

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#909Day: Watch KiNK Improvise on a TR-909 for Soundwall

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In celebration of 909 Day, producers, DJs and music fans alike are all honoring 33 years since the release of the Roland TR-909 by playing on the drum machine, listening to music produced with it or, in the case of Roland themselves, launching over 30 new products on the market via live stream.

There is no question that KiNK is one of the top artists in today’s electronic music scene, known throughout the world for his crafty and improvised live sets. In honor of 909 Day, the Bulgarian artist launched an improvised performance in exclusive for Soundwall, the leading electronic music Italian publication.

Earlier this month, KiNK released a brand-new EP which he made available for free download thanks to Red Bull Music Studios.

Enjoy KiNK in action on the TR-909 via the video below.

Connect with KiNK: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

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Download KiNK’s Latest EP for FREE!

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

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Who doesn’t like free music? Fans of Bulgarian producer KiNK can now enjoy his latest EP, recorded in Paris’s Red Bull Studios, for free.

The artist, known for his impressive live performances, is now the eight artist to put out a free EP produced at the Red Bull Studios, on the footsteps of producers such as Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and Feadz.

“I made a conscious decision to limit myself,” he confides, “and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favorite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.

The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”

The EP is some brilliant KiNK work, the ultimate result of a true and long improv session rather than strict programming. With “Naive” listeners experience jazz-tinged electro-pop nugget carried by Rachel Row’s voice, a regular collaborator of the Bulgarian artist. On the other hand, “French Affair” is a more club-ready and instrumental-filled house track, both combining for a strong EP that is pure KiNK classic.

The whole EP has been made available as a free download via SoundCloud below:

H/T: Red Bull Studios

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III Points Booked LCD Soundsystem, Dixon, DJ Koze, Maya Jane Coles and more for 2016 Edition

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Miami’s III Points is returning in 2016 with a three-day lineup of top-tier electronic acts.

Taking place between October 7th and 9th, III Points is returning to Mana, Wynwood and is bringing a trio of world-acclaimed electronic groups the likes of LCD Soundsystem, M83 and Thievery Corporation. On the house side, international caliber billings include Dixon, DJ Koze, Black Coffee, DJ Tennis, Maya Jane Coles, Dusky, KiNK and Ben UFO.

Keeping things diverse, this year’s line-up features Flying Lotus, Method Man and Redman, and Ta-Ku. See the full line-up below.

The festival has announced that it will also continue with its focus on art by hosting art gallery showings, lectures and “a special virtual reality experience”

Pre-sale tickers are now available here.

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KiNK and Kölsch To Remix Two Sven Väth Early 90’s Classics

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Cocoon is set to release a two-track EP on April 15th containing remixes of timeless Sven Väth tracks by none other than KiNK and Kölsch.

KiNK, top-notch Bulgarian producer listed as #1 on Resident Advisor’s poll for Best Live Acts of 2015, is poised to put his signature on 1992’s “Accident in Paradise,” while Kölsch is remixing “Robot” from the 1994 LP The Harlequin, The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer. Both tracks saw plenty of dance floor play at Omen, the Frankfurt club Väth was part-owner of until its closure in 1998 and were originally released on Eye Q Records, the imprint he started together with Matthias Hoffmann and Heinz Roth.

Whereas KiNK’s influence turns “Accident in Paradise” into a true acid-influenced re-work, Kölsch’s product has a bigger more energetic sound. Both remixes clock in at well over 9 minutes without feeling drawn out.

You can listen to both clips on Wordandsound.

Source: Resident Advisor

Track of the Week: Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)

Sunday’s a day to decompress and relax. KiNKs remix of Daniel Avery’s Knowing We’ll Be Here hits the spot just right. It’s difficult to try and remix a song that is so good on it’s own, but as we know from KiNK’s rapport, anything the madman touches turns to pure gold. The celestial and euphoric soundscapes of the original track are still kept in this remix, but KiNK adds his own housey flare that makes the track perfect for any big event or festival. Bonobo just recently dropped this song at CRSSD festival in San Diego – catch 6am’s full review on the event here.

You can catch KiNK playing his live set’s around the world. He just recently played at the legendary Berghain in Germany. He recently was at the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim California testing out a few new pieces of gear (6am was lucky to catch an interview with him which can be seen here). No matter in the grimy corridors of Berghain, or the  sterile corridors of the NAMM show, this song will set a vibe anywhere its played.

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Slices Mini-Documentary: KiNK

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Electronic Beats bring forth another excellent feature in their Slices Series. This time around they visit the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, to visit none other than Strahil Velchev; best known as Kink.

The Electronic Beats team traverses throughout the city with Kink, and make a stop at his mothers house to take a look at his home studio loaded with analog gear. You can view the Slices feature, as well as our interview with Kink from NAMM 2015, in the videos below.

Kink on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

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KiNK Interview – Live in the Roland Booth at NAMM 2015

The Roland booth at NAMM was full of great gear and music this year. One of the people responsible for supplying some great live sets during the show was non-other than Bulgarian electronic artist, KiNK. We had the opportunity to catch up with him after his set, and talk about his recent show in LA amongst other things. Here’s what KiNK had to say.

KiNK on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Mixmag Lab LA with KiNK and Ricoshëi

 

KiNK performing one of his notorious live sets

KiNK performing one of his notorious live sets

The Mix Mag team is no stranger to quality dance music. Over the years they have hosted incredible talent ranging from Carl Cox and Seth Troxler to Disclosure and Orbital to perform for their live stream events. This Friday they continue to deliver with one of the best live acts in house music.

Bulgarian producer KiNK rose to the top of the 2013 Resident Advisor Live Act Poll coming in at #3, and tomorrow he will be accompanied by Los Angeles based duo Ricoshëi as they all lay down perfect grooves to kick off KiNK’s North American Tour. You can get all further information about the Mixmag Lab and the stream from their website here.