Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 052 feat Octopus Recordings’ Juheun

For this week’s edition of Global Vibe Radio we welcome Octopus Recordings’ rising star Juheun.

The techno producer, DJ and live performer, has been making waves in recent years thanks to a hard work ethic in the studio and a touring schedule that has seen him introduce his brand of minimal techno and intriguing basslines to dance floors all around the world. Although not new to the electronic music industry, more recently Juheun has been pushing the boundaries of his own productions and performances by integrating the newest technology and hardware into his sets, creating a dynamic and engaging experience set to his futuristic soundtrack.

With a strong passion for analog gear and the latest music-producing hardware on the market, Juheun spends a lot of time in the studio constantly honing his skills and cultivating an ever-changing sound that stays ahead of the game. His professional outlook to music production and live performance have made him an Octopus Recordings mainstay, his hard work rewarded with EP releases and label showcase performances under the wing of imprint boss Sian.

We talked to Juheun in honor of his guest mix for Global Vibe Radio Episode 052. Take a listen to the mix and enjoy the interview below:

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Global Vibe Radio Episode 051 feat. Durtysoxxx

The 51st episode of Global Vibe Radio comes from Funk’n Deep boss Durtysoxxx

Inspired by the cutting edge sounds of underground dance music, Durtysoxxx describes his musical aesthetic as deep, dark, and driving with a side of groove. Influences include early pioneers like The Prodigy, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Crystal Method and Daft Punk, as well as some of today’s most notable producers such as Pig&Dan, Luigi Madonna, Pan-Pot, Tale of Us and more.

His relentless passion for pushing the sound boundaries led to the inception of his record label, Funk’n Deep Records in 2013. Since its creation, Funk’n Deep has seen a fast rise to the top with over 40 charting tracks on the Beatport and Traxsource Top 100 in its first year. The label has seen tremendous support from industry leading DJs including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sam Paganini, Chris Liebing, Umek and many more.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 049 feat. Stefan Weise

Welcome back to Global Vibe Radio!

For this 49th episode we have enlisted the musical prowess of producer and DJ Stefan Weise. Now residing in the United States, Stefan is originally from Italy and Germany, and has been involved with electronic music production and DJing for over two decades. He discovered his passion thanks to his father, who was a DJ in Italy, and an upbringing that included a lot of early introduction to underground electronic music, as well as funk, soul, Motown, disco and acid house.

Heavily influenced by Detroit and Amsterdam techno, sci-fi concepts and science, Stefan has been the host of the monthly “Blue Industries” radio show on Proton Radio for over a decade, and has released on labels such as Wolf Trap, Lucidflow, Audiophile Deep, Frequenza, Moveubabe Records, PUNCHIS Black, Eintakt and Evoked Recordings. Stefan just released his Paradrum EP on 3KM Records, containing an original, a personal take on the title-track and a remix by Nadja Lind. The EP, which has received early support from the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Ian Pooley, Fred P, Fabrice Lig and Ben Sims, is available for purchase via Beatport.

Enjoy the mix below and read on for our interview with him in honor of the occasion.

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Music Monday: Listen to Thomas Hessler’s Guest Mix for Deep Space Helsinki

Good morning and welcome back to our weekly appointment with Music Monday, the 6AM feature where we feature to you our favorite live set recording or mix from the weekend.

Today we present to you two hours of top-notch techno soundscapes mixed by Thomas Hessler. Born and raised in East Germany, the producer and DJ has already graced the sound system of esteemed clubbing institutions the likes of Berghain, Tresor and Bassiani, delivering intense and atmospheric journeys of techno.

Thomas is featured on the 30th and latest edition of Deep Space Helsinki, a record label and weekly radio show on Basso Radio FM frequency 102,4 MHz in the Helsinki area hosted by Samuli Kemppi and Juho Kusti. The two-hour mix contains tracks from Planetary Assault Systems, Matrixxman, Dax J, Amotik, Kangding Ray and many more. Full track list at the end of the article.

Listen to the mix below:

1. Dettmann & Klock – Phantom Studies
2. Claudio PRC- Ostinato
3. Oliver Deutschmann – Blind
4. Planetary Assault Systems – Temporary Suspension (Slam Rework)
5. Kessel – Sensorium (Reeko Remix)
6. Matrixxman – Arrival 1
7. Ambivalent – Drag (Amotik Remix)
8. Peter Eilmes – Gluon
9. Aboyomi – Centaurus
10. Alex.Do – Sentionaut
11. DVS1 – Rise
12. Woo York – Alien Worlds (The Advent Jacking Remix)
13. Phase – Alone In Time (Floor Mix)
14. Alderaan – Blue Moon
15. Farceb – Exoplanet War
16. Fjaak – Wolves
17. Matrixxman – Mainframe 2.0
18. 2000 & One – Bonus Beat Thang
19. Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (Psyk Rework)
20. Noncompliant – More Than Surviving (Ambivalent Remix)
21. Oliver Deutschmann – Tide
22. Anders Hellberg – Over The Hills
23. Kaelan – Self Deception
24. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die Geliebe Des Anderen (Shlomo Version)
25. Blush Response – Beyond Flesh
26. Operation Amplified – #32500432
27. Dax J – Harry The Hatchet
28. Pfirter – Sut (Thomas Hessler Remix)
29. Planetary Assault Systems – Whistle Viper (P.A.S. Live Rework)
30. Setaoc Mass – Passive
31. Cleric – Unwritten Future
32. Amotik – Unnees
33. Kangding Ray – Epsilon

Connect with Thomas Hessler: Resident Advisor | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Finding and Winning Competitions for DJs and Producers

Guest post by Eric Louis

Whether you’re an aspiring DJ, producer or both, competitions are a great way to hone your craft and get noticed. The nature of competitions forces you to do two important things: you have a deadline so you have to get your work done in a set time frame, and you have to put something out there for the world to hear.

Winners of these competitions usually get a release on known labels and other prizes like Dj/production related software and hardware, as well as exposure that could translate into new bookings and opportunities.

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Listen to Global Vibe Radio 043 ft. Alex Font


For the latest and forty-third edition of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio we present you an exclusive studio mix courtesy of Valencia-based artist Alex Font.

Alex Font is a musician, producer and DJ, with a style heavily based on classical music, funk, jazz, flamenco, latin and techno-dub. He refers to his principal genre as “The Real House”, a fruit of music evolution that first began more than twelve years ago when he bought his first records and began deejaying at small clubs in Valencia, Spain.

Alex is strongly influenced by the cities of London (where he lived three years and continuously keeps visiting), Berlin and Ibiza, as well as by the the classic house sounds of the main house music schools of New York, Chicago and Detroit, mixing it with a touch of latin, jazz and sounds coming from techno-dub.

Alex is also the founder of his own record label called acmé, which he has introduced to the world with a string of four highly successful EPs featuring himself and more recently Romanian producer Sepp.

Enjoy this exclusive one-hour mix from Alex Font:

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SoundCloud DJs Will (Finally) Not See Their Mixes Taken Down For Copyright Infringement

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There is arguably nothing less frustrating for SoundCloud users than seeing their DJ mixes taken down for “copyright infringement,” often running the risk of getting their entire accounts banned and with that entire months and years of hard work go down the drain.

The irony is that it goes against the very principle of DJing, and especially so when artists have see their mixes and tracks taken down when it was their own music in the first place. It has happened to well-established artists like Kaskade, and it resulted in many leaving the music hosting/streaming platform for other options.

That is changing however, as SoundCloud announces a change in the way they view DJ mixes uploaded to their website. Eric Wahlforss, founder of SoundCloud, recently spoke to Groove and revealed the change:

“These problems with the introduction of SoundCloud Go are a thing of the past, and also for users who do not subscribe. During the negotiations for our subscription service as well as an agreement was with collecting societies like GEMA achieved in Germany.

“This means that DJ mixes can now be legally and problem-free on SoundCloud. So this is a very positive news for DJs.”

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Listen to 6 Hours of Fort Romeau on the Dekmantel Podcast

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It’s generally accepted that an extended set is one of the only ways to truly experience a DJ in his or her element. It’s safe to say that Fort Romeau is in his element on this 6 hour journey through the Dekmantel Podcast.

Recorded at Corsica in London, the mix encompasses everything blissful about his sound. Striking an uncanny balance between house, techno, electronica, and ambient, Fort Romeau’s Dekmantel mix covers the spectrum. The talented DJ/producer has released on a variety of labels such as Spectral Sound and Live at Robert Johnson, and has a strong understanding of music that hits beyond the dance floor.

“I really like playing in this way. There’s so much freedom to shape the entire musical language of the evening and to make connections between disparate music that you just can’t really do in two or three hours at peak time. Corsica is one of London’s best spaces in my opinion, the DJ booth is rock solid with none of the typical problems of playing vinyl that plague clubs these days, the sound system is good and the crowd has always been great in my experience, so i was pleased to be able to take over the programming for the night.” – Fort Romeau

Mix of the Week: Djebali


House music is a feeling, and if there’s one person who has tapped into these feelings it’s French DJ/producer, Djebali. A certified vinyl guru and house aficionado, Djebali has made his mark on the scene through an array of original works and remixes for fellow groove gurus. His tracks have been supported by all the major players, and can often be heard throughout some of the best clubs in the world such as DC-10, WOMB, Fabric, and pretty much any institution that prides themselves in proper house music.

This week, the event in question is the highly regarded party at Clinic Wednesdays. With a low ceiling and intimate dance floor, it’s shaping up to be quite a weeknight affair. To get us in the groove, here’s a phenomenal mix that Djebali recorded for the Fasten Musique Podcast a few years ago.

Make sure to catch Djebali at Clinic Wednesday on October 21 – Guestlist + RSVP available here

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Dubset Aims To Monetize DJ Mixes And Distribute Royalties

dubset royaltiesRoyalties from digital streaming have recently been the source of much tension within the industry. Although the dust has finally settled down between the labels and streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, there is an big issue on the table that hasn’t been addressed: monetization and royalties from DJ mixes. With the support of Rhapsody and a number of other investors, New York startup Dubset Media Holdings is trying to tackle the problem.

Legally speaking, DJ mixes fall into a very grey area. On the one hand, they are mostly composed of audio content produced a number of other artists. On the other hand, the DJ who makes the mix has creatively blended the content into a new cohesive piece.

Clearly, artists should receive royalties when their music is used in a DJ set. Seems fair. But to determine how much is a bit more complicated than that. There are a number of considerations that might affect what constitutes a “fair share,” such as how much time from the song is sampled, whether it is playing in its original state or altered, and whether it is playing alone or together in the mix.

This seems like a logistical nightmare, but fear not. For several years, Dubset has been developing and testing their revolutionary MixSCAN technology, which scans mixes in real-time to provide answers to all of the questions above within seconds, easily determining where to send the royalties. The primary goal of this endeavor is to provide a legitimate platform through which DJ mixes can be monetized for everyone involved in their creation. Ultimately, this will result in more royalties for everyone.

The MixScan technology comes at the perfect time, as piracy in the context of DJ mixes is just coming into the limelight. With sites like Souncloud and Mixcloud facing an uncertain future, there is an urgent industry-wide need to legitimize mix streaming and downloads before it’s too late.  As Dubset CEO Bob Barbiere says, “This program begins and ends with DJs. Rather than trying to ban their medium, we have a way to make it legal.”

According to this model, royalties will be paid for each mix streamed, with payments going to the DJ who compiles the mix as well as the artists who make the music used. This gives them incentives to upload their mixes through legitimate channels. There are approximately 120 billion instances of track sampling annually; if monetized, this untapped revenue stream could generate around a billion dollars a year. As CEO Barbiere puts it, “We’re not trying to be the police, but the folks who do police the industry will use our technology to continue their mission.”

Click here to read more at Billboard

Click here to visit the Dubset Media Holdings website