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Techno Therapy: Oxia

Oxia WarsawThere’s something special about good old-fashioned house music. The chords, the groove, the melodies…everything working in unison to create a unique vibe that we will remember forever. Oxia will be curating the house and techno vibes this Friday for our third installment of WORK, and we’ve selected a few of our favorite Oxia tracks to help curb our anticipation.

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Techno Therapy: Josh Wink to play Exchange LA

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Josh Wink will surely go down as one of the house and techno legends of our time. As a producer he’s one of a kind, and as a DJ he’s capable of rocking the intimate clubs to the massive festivals like Timewarp. This week Josh Wink makes his way to Los Angeles to perform alongside Doc Martin at Exchange LA. It’s been a while since Josh Wink has graced the decks in Los Angeles, and the night will have a very special vibe throughout the evening. This weeks Techno Therapy is dedicated to the Ovum Records head visionary; two massive tracks that perfectly display Wink’s range as an artist. Read more

Techno Therapy: Hollywood (Clovis Remix)

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Hollywood, a place that many of us call home. Located in the heart of Southern California, Hollywood is an urban playground that can satisfy one’s interests regardless of what those interests may be. This week’s Techno Therapy comes in the form of Clovis’ remix of Hollywood, and this puts us in the perfect mind set for this coming Friday.

Clovis will be playing alongside Livio & Roby at King King (Hollywood) this Friday for our first event of the year. The night is looking excellent so far, and we’re excited for all these incredible DJ’s to control the musical journey for the evening. More info can be found immediately below.

$10 Pre-sale tickets available here: WORK 02 w/Livio &Roby and Clovis
Discounted Guestlist available here: 6AM Group

Clovis did this remix as apart of the Hollywood Revisited EP on Los Angeles record label, Culprit. Culprit never disappoints, and this remix is no exception. Lush pads rising on the fourth beat, synths that make us feel nice and warm, and a subtle groove remind us why we love our city. Whatever inspired Clovis during the time is reflected in this lovely piece of smooth house music.

Clovis is an incredibly talented producer from Los Angeles, and shares a deep passion for house and the underground scene. We’re incredibly excited for his set this Friday, and look forward to another memorable night in our beloved Hollywood.

House Therapy: Eric Kupper to Play for Incognito

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Nothing is off limits for legendary producer Eric Kupper. Over his long career in the music industry he has established himself as a go-to producer for everyone from Cher to Frankie Knuckles (may he rest in peace). His catalog and résumé are incredibly extensive, and this Friday January 16th Los Angeles will get to see the master himself in action thanks to the team at Incognito. This weeks “House” Therapy is dedicated to Eric Kupper as we prepare for a night of true vibes and proper house music.

RSVP via Incognito’s Event: 25 Years of House w/Eric Kupper

To start Techno Therapy this week here’s a massive remix that Kupper did with Frankie Knuckles. Move Your Body (Directors Cut Signature Mix) is an iconic track that really was the house music anthem back in the day, and would still set the tone right for any party today. The elements of the track such as the pads, house stabs, and vocal hook make this a timeless piece, and is a great insight into the expansive work of Eric Kupper.

Next up is In Your Arms (Afrogroove Mix) with vocal treatment from Keiko Yoshimura. Not a club banger by any means, but a beautiful piece of house music that highlights his range as a producer. The drums have a very smooth yet subtle groove that give this track the laidback vibe, and the vocals by Yoshimura complete the track.


Last but certainly not least is an original track from Eric Kupper. Faith Healer is an excellent piece that can rock the club just as much as it can be enjoyed at home. Scattered shaker patterns with a jackin off hat provides the groove while Kupper introduces new elements throughout the arrangement. Just about halfway through when the strings come in is about when we imagine the dance floor starting to go wild just before a minimal tom driven drop rounds off the track.

Techno Therapy: Chaim – Blue Shadow

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Chaim is an artist who has the ability to tell magnificent stories through his music. It takes very well rounded and thoughtful productions to make waves in the scene, and Blue Shadow satisfies the prerequisite. Teetering on the border of tech house and progressive, Blue Shadow is an emotional ride condensed into an arrangement that is sure to have both the mind and body swaying to it’s dominant lead. It is with sounds such as this that has put him in good musical standing with Guy Gerber and the Rumors brand. He’s controlled dance floors all over the world, and Rumor has it that Los Angeles is his next stop.

Chaim will be taking over the decks for the One Year Anniversary of Clinic Wednesdays, with support from Clovis and Bambook for what is sure to be quite the celebration. An intimate venue with the slick sounds of Chaim sounds like the ideal setting for such an evening.

Guestlist Info: Free RSVP for Chaim at Clinic
Chaim on Facebook | Soundcloud

Techno Therapy: Fur Coat Free Download

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Techno Therapy this week comes just in time to celebrate the New Year. Today we bring you an excellent track from the duo, Fur Coat, which they have also so kindly put up for free download on their Soundcloud. A nice little post holiday present right before their NYE show in LA for Minimal Effort’s Black & White extravaganza.

Polyphonic, as the name suggests, is loaded with that warm grit that can be attributed to many polyphonic synths throughout history. The filters ring out when they’re opened up, and Fur Coat utilizes the iconic sound to fatten up the track with many layers making this an intense dance floor tool. Fur Coat is an excellent compliment to the other artists on the lineup, so expect them to lay down some great tracks while they keep the energy going.

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve plans, Minimal Effort still has Tier 4 tickets and Open Bar VIP tickets remaining. Keep in mind it is a ticket only event, but you can go to the link below for more info.

Ticket Info – Minimal Effort: A Black & White New Year’s Eve

Fur Coat on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor

Techno Therapy: Minilogue Studio Jam

Today we’re doing things a little differently for Techno Therapy. Breaking away from our usual tradition of featuring an excellent finished techno track, today we present a 23 minute jam session with Swedish duo Minilogue.

Minilogue is notorious for releasing very long tracks. Now this isn’t a bad thing at all. Throughout the journey , the tracks continue to evolve and grow into something so much more than functional dance floor tools. Many of their tracks range from 13 to 20 minutes; so rather than featuring one specific track, it seemed more appropriate to showcase their workflow. The Swedish duo has an arsenal of gear at their disposal in the studio, and they compliment each other perfectly when behind the controls. After seeing this jam session, it makes complete sense how they can construct beautiful techno that takes the listener on a journey through sound. This is some serious Techno Therapy for all the audiophiles out there.

Minilogue on Facebook | Resident Advisor

Techno Therapy: 16B – Water Ride (Stacey Pullen Remix)

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When an artist grows up listening to the sounds of Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and other Detroit legends there’s a strong chance that they too will become great. Stacey Pullen is a perfect example of such an artist. Bridging the gap between house and techno, Stacey Pullen has an uncanny ability for taking the crowd on a spiritual journey through the musical spectrum. Fortunately for Los Angeles, he will be gracing the decks at Sound Nightclub this Friday along with fellow Detroit legend, Carl Craig. Which is why Techno Therapy this week is dedicated to Stacey Pullen; here’s his remix of Water Ride that sends us on that journey.

Free before 10:30 with RSVP: Stacey Pullen and Carl Craig at Sound Nightclub

His remix of Water Ride is such a well-rounded track it would be impossible not to move to this. Lush pads swirl gently in the background along with a sequence of verbed out rides that provide support to the classic house stabs. A timeless piece that shows his talent, but as we know his ability and range stretches wide across both house and techno. We’re looking forward to a memorable night this Friday with him and Carl Craig at the helm. For now, this will be the Techno Therapy to get us through the rest of the week.

Stacey Pullen on Facebook | Soundcloud |  Resident Advsior

Techno Therapy: Slam – Factory Music (Remixes)

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Although Slam didn’t make Resident Advisor’s Top 100 this year, it’s undeniable that the duo had one of their greatest years yet. Releasing their 5th album Reverse Proceed, running Soma Records, and sharing the booth with any techno DJ worth their salt, 2014 was more than kind to Slam. Reverse Proceed is a beautiful compilation of 14 original tracks that truly push the boundaries of techno. Atmospheric dub textures? Ya they got that. Analog and modular sequences that make me feel as if I’m raving in the year 2099? Ya…they nailed that too. If it were up to me, this would win album of the year…but alas…it’s not, and I digress. Out of those 14 tracks, they recently released a “reinterpretation” EP on Soma which invites the immensely talented Planetary Assault Systems and Flug to remix Factory Music, a track clearly aimed at the center of the dance floor. For Techno Therapy today, we bring you the remix package of Factory Music, and all of it’s techno goodness.

Techno Therapy: Slam – Factory Music (Remixes)

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Although Slam didn’t make Resident Advisor’s Top 100 this year, it’s undeniable that the duo had one of their greatest years yet. Releasing their 5th album Reverse Proceed, running Soma Records, and sharing the booth with any techno DJ worth their salt, 2014 was more than kind to Slam. Reverse Proceed is a beautiful compilation of 14 original tracks that truly push the boundaries of techno. Atmospheric dub textures? Ya they got that. Analog and modular sequences that make me feel as if I’m raving in the year 2099? Ya…they nailed that too. If it were up to me, this would win album of the year…but alas…it’s not, and I digress. Out of those 14 tracks, they recently released a “reinterpretation” EP on Soma which invites the immensely talented Planetary Assault Systems and Flug to remix Factory Music, a track clearly aimed at the center of the dance floor. For Techno Therapy today, we bring you the remix package of Factory Music, and all of it’s techno goodness.