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Q&A and Premiere: Tunnel Releases “Rave / Movement” Double EP on Webuildmachines

Tunnel is a Chicago producer, DJ, label-head and Noisefloor party curator that has been sculpting a new wave of techno in Chicago — a city best known for its house music roots and legacy.

Unlike many other DJ and live acts, Tunnel exclusively performs his own original material or that of the ever-growing electronic music label he launched in 2013, Webuildmachines. The imprint has been the home of some fantastic releases, with support and high praise from established members of the techno community the likes of  Paula Temple, Dave Clarke, Surgeon, Ben Sims, Tommy Four Seven, drumcell, Electric Indigo, and Claude Young. A Tunnel original track was also featured on Richie Hawtin’s Essential Mix recorded live at Exchange in Los Angeles last year.

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Premiere: Listen to Astin’s “Hold Yo Hands” out on Davide Squillace’s This and That Label

This and That is a House and Techno label run by Italian DJ and producer Davide Squillace, responsible for releases on No.19 Music, Hot Creations, Moon Harbour, Desolat, VIVa MUSiC, Minus as well as pretty much any other scene leading label you can think of including, of course, his own imprint.

This and That is also the home of artists such Carlo Lio, Riva Starr, Carl Cox, Lee Van Dowski, Guti, Re.You, Doorly, Jesse Rose, and now Astin, who many may recognize from previous tracks out on Snatch! Records and Inmotion Music.

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Q&A and Premiere: Dodi Palese and Musumeci’s Engrave LTD Announce First Compilation

Engrave LTD is a record label based in Southern Italy launched in 2013 by Dodi Palese and Musumeci.

On March 3rd the imprint is releasing its first compilation entitled Engrave Ltd Vol. 1, nine tracks that mirror the label’s varied soundscape offerings with work from artists such as ZopelarEkzRancidoEnzo EliaSisio and Dodi Palese himself.

Our premiere today, Enzo Elia presents Gallo ‘Zutaten’, is a composition rooted into the balearic sound with an electro touch addition. We present it to you below as well as an interview with label founders Dodi Palese and Musumeci.

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Saeed Younan Discusses His New “Annihilate” EP, His Relationship With Carl Cox and the War in Iraq He Fled

Saeed Younan is one of the United States’ top acts, a DJ and producer that enjoys prolific tour and release schedules alike with tracks out on Incorrect Music, VIVa Music, Suara, his own Younan Music, and of course Carl Cox’s iconic Intec label, a brand with which he has been associated for a couple of years now.

Based in the nation’s capital of Washington D.C., Saeed is a popular headliner with gigs around the world, from Ibiza to Tokyo and countless countries in between, where he delivers high-energy performances that marry tribal sounds with techy synth work and alluring vocal hooks.

Saeed returns to Cox’s Intec for his upcoming release, having debuted on the imprint back in 2015. His Annihilate EP begins with the title track, a bassline-heavy affair carried over by a rolling groove that leads to a crescendo of hi-hats and ultimately the vocals that give the track its name. The second track that completes the package, “Pimp Slap,” is more along Saeed’s famed sound, filled with synth sounds and captivating vocal snippets.

The EP is available for purchase on Beatport and streaming via SoundCloud below. Read on for our interview with Saeed, where we discuss the release, his relationship with Carl Cox, the war in Iraq he fled to come to the States and plenty more.

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Q&A and Premiere: Arseniu Releases “Just Me” EP On Pool House Black

Romanian producer and DJ Marius Popa, artist name Arseniu, is known for his deep fusions of techno, able to blend the minimalistic sounds of his home country with deeper fusions of deep tech and dub.

His latest release comes in the form of a two-track EP entitled Just Me being released on Pool House Black, a sub-label of Chicago’s Pool House that focuses on the darker techno sounds to come out of the imprint. The title track is a 14-plus minute minimal deep tech affair, driven by a drum loop, intermittent drawn-out noises and sparse vocals. The second original in the release, “Soul,” is a deeper 9-minute production filled almost entirely by percussions and a reinvigorating, soulful chord. You can pre-order the EP, scheduled for release on March 13th, via Beatport.

On top of premiering the EP exclusively, which you can listen to below, 6AM had a talk with Arseniu, to discover more of his roots and approach to music production:

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Discover Movement Detroit’s 2017 Lineup With This Comprehensive Playlist

 

Yesterday Movement Electronic Music Festival released its Phase 2 lineup, adding over 40 artists to an already extensive roster of talent.

The lineup now features over 120 acts, with headlining sets by Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and deadmau5 as testpilot. While some of the bigger names are known to most who love techno and house, the lineup also features up-and-comers and festival debuts that some may not be accustomed to.

With that in mind, we have compiled a comprehensive playlist of live sets and mix recordings from every electronic artist on the lineup, a total of 163 hours of music from 120 separate acts.

Enjoy it below:

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 045 feat. J. Worra

 

The 45th edition of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio comes courtesy of Jamie Sitter aka J. Worra, a Chicago born-and-bred producer and DJ that now calls Los Angeles home.

J.Worra has had tracks come out on labels such as Perfect Driver, Sweat It Out!, Sleazy G and Audiophile XXL, while her track “Baby’s Corner” made the cut for Golf Clap’s massive Country Club Disco compilation. In September of 2016 DJ Mag recognized her as a bubbling act to keep an eye (and ear) out for in 2017.

Enjoy her one-hour mix for 6AM and check out our interview with her below:

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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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“Oops, We Take That Back”: SoundCloud Mixes Could Still be Taken Down

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Mere days after DJs around the world rejoiced, SoundCloud clarified its stance and specified that mixes could still be taken down at the request of track’s original creators.

Originally the statements by SoundCloud’s Founder, Eric Wahlforss, seemed to indicate that the music streaming and hosting platform would no longer hit DJs with copyright infringement for mixes that feature other’s music (as most DJ sets and recorded mixes do). Now, a blog post from SoundCloud has gone on record with more detailed information on how it will behave on matters concerning this:

“There have been a number of incoming questions this week from our community around creativity and content on SoundCloud. Today, through a number of agreements with labels, publishers and other partners, there are far fewer takedowns of various forms of content – including DJ sets – shared on SoundCloud. It’s clear from our conversations and agreements with the industry and creative community as a whole, that enabling a place for all forms of creativity to live is important, and that SoundCloud can be that place.

With that, it’s important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed.

As always, SoundCloud’s aim is to continue building a unique ecosystem where all forms of expression can live and thrive. The community of creators who gather, share their work and collaborate on SoundCloud is hugely important to us. Creators on SoundCloud continue to be a driving force in pushing culture forward in the world, and we are honored to be the place to help amplify the millions of creative voices who call SoundCloud home.”

Essentially, what SoundCloud has done is reduce the number of takedowns resulting from record labels and publisher agreements, but will have to listen to track creators should they lodge a request for content to be removed.

H/T: Pitchfork

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Premiere: AFFKT Remixes Henry Saiz’s ‘For Days and Nights’

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At the beginning of November 2016, Spanish producer Henry Saiz released For Days and Nights, an EP on his own Natura Sonoris imprint featuring his live band singer Eloy. Saiz created two different tracks using the same vocals but giving them a different approach, showcasing his penchant for sonic exploration in house music and finally making the work available following a successful Boiler Room debut last year.

Now ‘For Days and Nights’ has undergone three total re-works, two from Argentinian artist Shall Ocin, best known for his production releases on Ellum and Hotflush, and one from AFFKT.

Renowned for his ever-poignant cuts and remixes, the Spanish producer’s contribution to the package is truly exquisite. Think layered ethereal melodies, compelling looped vocals and dark chord patterns. You can listen to the premiere of AFFKT’s remix of ‘For Days and Nights’ below:

This latest remix package, also out on Natura Sonoris, will be available on Friday, December 16th.

Track List:

  1. For Days and Nights (Shall Ocin Club Mix)
  2. For Days and Nights (Shall Ocin Dub Mix)
  3. For Days and Nights (AFFKT Remix)

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