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Raíz Nurture The Scene They Built From Scratch

Leading up to the 15th-anniversary celebration of Droid Behavior, Los Angeles duo Raíz recap a decade and a half of delivering uncompromising techno to a city better known for house, trance and dreaded EDM.

Brothers Vidal and Vangelis Vargas offer insights on the city’s unique Latino electronic heritage, trying to throw techno events during the dark ages of the early ’00s and why relocating to a more flight-friendly locale (ahem, Berlin, ahem) is just not an option when an entire community has come to count on you.

 

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Global Vibe Radio 085 feat. Uncertain (KMS, Different Is Different)

For this week’s episode of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio we welcome Uncertain aka Boriqua Tribez, who steps up to the decks with a one-hour guest mix filled with his signature “frantic techno.”

Boriqua Tribez has been a driving force in electronic music since the year 2000, his prevailing interest for disco, funk and old school percussion-sounds responsible for his unique style of classic elements and recent influences, whether as a DJ since 1989 or as producer since the turn of the millennium.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 84 feat. Brunetto (Freelastica, Irregular)

This week’s GVR podcast comes directly from Spain, where Brunetto hails from. A musician, composer, DJ and music journalist born in Seville but based in Barcelona, Brunetto’s musical soundscape is a wide one, as this eclectic mix proves.

Brunetto’s artistry can be traced back to the broken beat school, after which it followed a journey that saw him traverse through 80s funky-rap, trip-hop, 90s rock big beats, post-beats, post-dubstep, IDM and even future bass. Describing his musical output as “diverse” would be an understatement, just as it would be to use the same adjective to describe his involvement with the electronic music world.

He has played festivals the likes of Sónar, Move, Klubbers Day, Space of Sound, Territorios, Electroshock and Observatori, all the while holding DJ residencies at venues such as Bauhaus, Funclub, Sumo, Elefunk, Jackson, and Demo. His tours have taken him to DJ booths throughout Europe, all the while working as an artist manager, agent and holding several PR and journalistic positions within the industry.

His guest mix for GVR clocks in at just under a hour-and-a-half. Listen to it below, download it for free here and read on for our interview with Brunetto.


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Detroit’s Mike Huckaby Talks Selling Records and Remixing Sun-Ra on the Rave Curious Podcast

Mike Huckaby is a more than a DJ’s DJ. He’s the guy who sold the DJ’s DJs their records while managing the legendary Dance Room at Record Time in Detroit.

The newest episode of the Rave Curious Podcast talks to Huckaby about his days manning the counter as well as vinyl’s resurgence, his obsession with Sun-Ra, and his commitment to teaching the next generation of producers in Detroit while still maintaining a global DJ career of his own.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 080 feat. Funk D’Void

Lars Sandberg, aka Funk D’Void, has made a massive contribution to the dance music scene during his giant 20 year career, releasing on labels such as Bedrock, Cocoon, Electrik Soul, Missile, Octopus, Soma, Suruba, Tronic, Tulipa, among others, along with his own label, Outpost Recordings. As guest for the 80th episode of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio and back with a brilliant new release entitled “Feels So Good” for ON IT Recordings, we thought it high time we had a chat with the underground Tech legend.

Listen to the mix below, download it for FREE here and read on for full track listing and interview.


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Claude VonStroke Discusses the Dirtybird Campout on the Rave Curious Podcast

The annual Dirtybird Campout has become a major event on the West Coast festival circuit, thanks to a programming that sees it present every shade of the label’s beloved sound — from house and techno to bass and hip-hop — and combining it with adult updates on good old-fashioned summer camp activities (sexy musical chairs, anyone?).

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke sat down with the Rave Curious Podcast to reveal a couple of surprises he has in store for this year’s gathering. He also offers up advice on how to make it as a musical entrepreneur and explains the back and forth it took him to arrive at his destination as one of America’s most successful DJ/producers.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 078 feat. Sandy Turnbull

For this week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio we welcome Galleria Records boss Sandy Turnbull, who has fast become a prolific artist in recent times, his distinctive Disco House fusions championed by the likes of Derrick Carter and Groove Armada to Soulclap, Mark Farina and Sonny Fondera, among others.

Listen too the mix below and read on for both track list and our exclusive chat with the Sheffield lad as he reveals his exciting new “Night Talk” series.

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Global Vibe Radio 077 feat. John Tejada

For this week’s Global Vibe Radio episode we welcome Los Angeles based veteran John Tejada, boss of Palette Recordings and regular at iconic label Kompakt.

Enjoy the stream via SoundCloud below and download it for free here. Track listing available at the end of the article.


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Global Vibe Radio 076 feat. Exilles

Exilles is a project born from the alchemy of two minds, united by a common desire to undermine, compose and recompose deep techno sounds with a mystical and enigmatic imagery. They strictly perform live, orchestrating ancestral ceremonies with analog machines and modular synthesizers, whose dark and hypnotic sounds chase the persistent in a synesthetic atmosphere.

A techno duo from Torino, Italy, Exilles’ sound is captivating and enthralling, a maze of tunnels, stairs, niches that form hypnotic soundscapes that invite you to go even deeper.
 Their goal is to produce techno built around the polarity of light and darkness, black and white, continuously keeping listened poised between opposites, between consciousness and raving.

Enjoy their exclusive one-hour mix for 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio below, and download it for FREE here.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 075 feat. Love & Logic

Love & Logic is the DJ duo/ production outfit made up of NYC based DJs Chris Love and AB Logic. With a lifetime of experience behind the turntables, and as co-owners of SOUP NYC, Love & Logic are staples in the underground house and techno community of New York City and the United States. The duo currently hold an official monthly SOUP DJ residency at the city’s world-renowned Cielo nightclub, and make regular appearances at the highly regarded Output and TBA venues, all on top of having cracked into the festival circuit with a monster set at NYC’s 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival.

Love & Logic released their debut single “Righteous Way” on the world famous King Street Sounds record label and haven’t looked back since. 2015 saw massive records from Love & Logic including hit singles “Big Booty Bitches” on Riva Starr’s Snatch! Recordings, and “Bicycle Seat” on the storied Guesthouse Music label. In 2016 they released their single “Hot Business” feat. Derrick Carter, on their own SOUP label, in addition to a massive EP on Junior Sanchez’s Brobot Records.

This week they are the guests on our Global Vibe Radio podcast, and took the chance to chat with us about their career and more. Listen to the mix below and read on for the exclusive interview and full track listing at the end of the article.

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