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Win 2 Tickets to COMPOUND 2017 Feat. Perc, Headless Horseman, Developer and dubspeeka

For years the minds behind INCOGNITO, WORK by 6AM, Dirty Epic Productions and Synthetik Minds have been working to forward the underground techno and house music scenes in our home of Los Angeles and beyond.

We have always believed that collaboration unites the creative voices of multiple equal partners who share a common vision and mission to create something that is bigger than the sum of its parts.

It is through years of such collaborative efforts that the four brands now unite their passion and efforts to present COMPOUND 2017 in LA, beginning with our launch event on November 11th, 2017. The lineup hand-picked for COMPOUND’s first outing is one that exudes techno from every pore, calling on the talents of four separate international artists from around the world for a cohesive experience of relentless techno that hopes to be the beginning of a new era for the genre in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Perc Trax founder and boss Perc will be playing his last U.S. set of 2017 with us, joined by a special Live performance by none other than the enigmatic yet pragmatic Headless Horseman. Joining them are Los Angeles’ very own Modularz boss Developer as well as Skeleton head-honcho and Drumcode recording artist dubspeeka, who will be making his West Coast debut for the occasion. On local support, dela moontribe will be making her techno debut with a set that will draw influences from her long-term passion for the genre.

This will be a special 21+ outdoor day-into-night techno event complete with full production, professional four-point sound system, food trucks, craft beer and more. Needless to say an event of this kind deserves the adequate experience to come with it, which is why we have tapped into the internationally-renowned skills of VJ Fader for visuals.

Head here to RSVP to the Official FB event and HERE for tickets.

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Global Vibe Radio 082 feat. Astronomy Domine Live

Astronomy Domine, a young DJ/producer based in Turin who has been producing music since 2006, steps up for the 82nd episode of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio mix serie
The Italian artist has published releases on his own label OVUNQVE, as well as Illegal Alien Records, Shaded Explorations, FUNK YOU and more. He collaborated, published and worked with artists the likes Svreca, Electric Indigo, Korridor, Synthek, BLNDR, Refracted, Fjader, Emanuele Pertoldi (Shaded Explorer), Retina.it, Roberto Clementi, Hydrangea and many more.

His well-respected productions have resulted in a healthy touring life as a DJ, having played many clubs and festival in Italy and around Europe. Some of the more illustrious events he has graced the decks of include TRESOR Berlin in 2015 and 2016, Acquario, Varvara Festival in Turin, Colonne di San Lorenzo Open Air in Milano, Doctor Sax in Turin, Desert Waves Festival and more.

Enjoy the set, recorded live, below and download it for free here.

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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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Reaktor Events Announces Never Seen Before “Multiples” Techno Collaboration Featuring Speedy J and Surgeon

Reaktor Events is proud to announce a never seen before collaboration between two long standing giants in the techno scene.

For the first time ever none other than Speedy J and Surgeon will be performing LIVE at Reaktor’s closing event of Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 at the NDSM Warehouse on Sunday, October 22nd.

After having spent days jamming in the studio last week they are ready to present their brand new live project “Multiples”. The lineup already included the two artists playing solo, as well as sets by the likes of Artefakt, Dasha Rush, LSD (Luke Slater, Function & Steve Bicknell) and Tommy Four Seven.

We are giving away tickets to the event, which you can enter to win here or via the widget below. Tickets are on sale here and you can RSVP to the official FB Event for updates here.

Win 2 Tickets to Reaktor ADE - NDSM Warehouse Edition (Contest on Hive.co)
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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 079 feat. Nima Khak

We travel to Sweden for the 79th episode of Global Vibe Radio, featuring the techno sounds of SAND boss and Parabel Music recording artist Nima Khak.

Enjoy the one-hour studio recording below and read on for our exclusive interview with Nima.


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Interview: ANNA Talks Asia, the Touring Life, and Upcoming Projects

The Brazilian-born and Barcelona-based ANNA has quickly climbed to the top of the techno charts, and for great reason. Her heavy and industrial productions continue to enchant people around the world. Anna’s most recent release, Haze Moons, was received with open arms, or ears I should say.

She started at her dad’s popular nightclub in Brazil at the age of 14 and after some difficult times she saw her  hard work finally start to pay off. A bucket list item of hers was to play at Movement in Detroit, the iconic festival held yearly in the birth place of the genre that she loves so much, and she did just that this past Memorial Day Weekend.

It is in Detroit that 6AM caught up with her to talk about her time in Asia, what it’s like to be touring all the time, and new projects in the pipeline.

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Exclusive: Listen to John Norman’s “Withdrawal” on Terminator Records

“Firmly rooted in Detroit sound, but holds the mark of the Canadian landscape” according to Faze Magazine. John Norman returns with his highly-anticipated release on Todd Terry’s Terminator Records showcasing his blend of driving-hypnotic techno. This release is set to be the next milestone in John Norman’s musical journey with an impressive touring career that has given him the opportunity to share his music and talent to a global audience while garnering support from some of the top heavyweights such as Kevin Saunderson, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Todd Terry, Carl Cox, and more.

Listen and enjoy this exclusive access to “Withdrawal” via the SoundCloud player below and grab your copy on 09/22/2017 when it hits Beatport and select online music stores!

Marco Faraone: The 5 Hottest Records in My Bag

Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people.

Hailing from Tuscany, Italy, Faraone has developed a worldwide reputation as an extremely skilled producer, with releases ranging from the warm analogue house grooves of his most recent Moon Harbour EP ‘Next Level’, to the relentless, hypnotic techno of his latest EP for On Edge Society, ‘Black Air’. It’s thanks to this versatility that Faraone has released on so many respected labels in a relatively short period of time – Drumcode, Desolat, Be As One, Sci+Tec, Moda Black, Holic Trax, Get Physical and Truesoul have all provided a home for Faraone’s productions.

Faraone is just as a busy as a DJ, with his popularity back home in Italy plain to see for everyone, thanks to a 3 year residency and counting under his belt at the famed Tenax club in Florence and gigs literally all around the world, including some of the most coveted clubs and festival stages.

More recently Marco Faraone has contributed a wickedly atmospheric track called “Desert Crash” to Drumcode’s latest A-Sides Vol.6 compilation, which is available for purchase via Beatport.

In light of the recent compilation, and summer gigs at Music On, Tomorrowland and Elrow, amongst many others, we had a chat with Marco and asked him to share the current 5 hottest tracks in his record bag.

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Lean Trax Volume 1. Tests The Boundaries of Techno and Hip-Hop By Creating Dance Floor Urban Techno

Re-imagining. Blending. Testing. Innovating. VRV‘s latest outing does all that, and more,  with its latest tape release.

Continuing to push the boundaries of diversity, the Los Angeles techno label veers off into somewhat uncharted territory thanks to a five-track release available for free listening and downloading via the label’s Bandcamp page and soon to be available via tape also.

Lean Trax is the alter-ego of a well-known techno act from the urban techno warehouse scene that has put Los Angeles on the map for well over a decade. Volume 1 fulfills the artist’s need for urban techno edits ready for the dance floor, keeping techno as a root genre and blending with it the adverse energy of hip-hop to produce enthralling and captivating results that have so far been mostly unexplored.

 

While Lean Trax isn’t the first act to look at both techno and hip-hop as interesting ingredients for a new musical concoction, see Sian’s latest album or Heroes x Villains for example, Volume 1 takes some of hip-hop and rap’s most known tracks and reimagines them their swagger and bravado within a techno context, all songs manipulated and assembled by Lean Trax but containing elements of their originals.

 

From “Percocet” to “Jumpman” and from “Drippin” to “Not Nice, without forgetting “Like Dat,” Lean Trax’s Volume 1 is a release that provides new weapons for any techno DJ’s arsenal, allowing for artists to go in directions they couldn’t before.

 

Track Listing:

1. Percocet
2. Jumpman
3. Drippin
4. Not Nice
5. Not Nice (Soca Mix)
6. Like Dat

Stream all the tracks and download through VRV’s Bandcamp page

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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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