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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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Verknipt Returns to ADE With 5 Stacked Events

Verknipt is one of the most-known promoters in Amsterdam. The Dutch is an Amsterdam organization focuses on large-scale electronic music events featuring everything from deep house to techno.

Although a fairly your brand launched in 2012, Verknipt has established itself as a well-known name in Amsterdam and its surroundings, with a focus on being innovative and a clear-cut mission: “Nothing is mandatory, everything is possible” 

This year they return to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) with 5 different large-scale events, taking over the Amsterdam Studio’s and Casco Amsterdam between October 19th and October 21st:

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Find Techno Bae With This Dedicated Techno Dating Site

Ever gone on Tinder or Bumble or any other online dating platform/app only to be disappointed that you can’t find someone that shares your strong passion for techno?

Well you are not the only one! Mathias Krizanac spotted the problem and got to work, launching a techno dating site called Technodating that aims to connect lovers of the genre from around the world, ultimately hoping to connect people who share the same interests around techno.

It’s unclear how many users have signed up to the site or if it has any potential of going anywhere, but all good ideas start somewhere, right?

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 074 feat. 2pole

It’s a rare week as we present the second GVR of the last 7 days, this time from 2pole. A German duo composed of well-respected producers, DJs and live acts Marcus Schmahl and Mark Ullrich, 2pole have enjoyed releases on Tronic Music, Phobiq and Hydrozoa.

As single techno acts they produced and released tracks on labels such as Octopus, Get Physical, Noir Music, Senso Sounds, Last Night on Earth, Systematic, Terminal M, Herzblut, Elevate, and many more.

Both played as DJs or live in clubs and on festivals like Berghain (GER), Cocoon Club (GER), Woodstock NL, U60311 (GER), Borderline (CH), Flex (AT), Nature One (GER), ADE (NL), Lehmann Club (GER), Loft Club (GER), Magdalena (GER), to name a few. In 2016 they founded 2pole – a new techno duo.

We are happy and proud to welcome them to the GVR family. Listen to the mix below and read on for our exclusive interview with them and for full track listing.


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Rebekah: The Problem With Being Labeled “The Queen of ________”

In an interview with Mike Boorman, techno producer and DJ Rebekah talks about her mental approach to life and to music, and how this has changed through the years.

She began as a socialite party girl on the Birmingham scene in the UK, undergoing years of transformation that eventually led her to become one of the most respected and sought-after techno artists in the world. Her ascension began when she caught the eye, and ear, of Chris Liebing and his CLR label, and hasn’t stopped since.

While CLR is pretty much a defunct label now, Rebekah has continued on with a heavy strong on releases, including her debut album on revered techno label Soma, and a heavy touring schedule that has seen her grace some of the most coveted DJ booths in the world.

In the interview, which you can listen to below, she discusses all of this as well as her creative rationale and whether gender debates are useful in this day and age. She gets real about real subjects, including the issue with “being labeled ‘the queen of …..” (insert given genre)’ and how it “implies that there can be only one and when women are already in a minority can breed competitiveness.” In a Facebook post on the subject she went on to say, “We really need to stamp this out, please stop comparing artists (who happen to be female) to one another, this is even more so ridiculous when the styles are not even the same.”

Listen to the interview below:

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Q&A, Global Vibe Radio 072 and FREE Track Download with Deep Tribe

It’s hard to envision what can happen when two people with completely different upbringings, life experiences and cultures meet. On one side we have Andrew, born and raised in Southern California, and on the other Dimitry, from South Ukraine. Two worlds apart, yet connected by a thick, visceral and intellectual thread. Somehow their paths crossed, and together they would fuse their artistic minds into a project known as Deep Tribe.

Los Angeles-based Deep Tribe is a DJ and production partnership that stirs musical minds with soul-hitting and deeply meaningful underground electronic music. Creators and innovators in their own right, the duo blends elements of house and techno with influences from other genres peppered in for an outcome that is a signature sound they are becoming widely recognized for.

Today they are gifting their fans and 6AM readers with an exclusive free remix of their very own collaboration with David O’Dowda entitled “Keep Your Head,” out on their imprint Counterfeit Fun Records, which you can  You can get download here.

Furthermore, 6AM had the chance to chat with both Dimitry and Andrew as they deliver this week’s edition of Global Vibe Radio with a powerful mix that clocks at nearly one hour and 20 minutes. You can listen to that right here and also download it for free courtesy of 6AM and Deep Tribe.

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