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Premiere: Tunnel Releases “When Peace Descends” EP Including Luis Flores and Donor Remixes

With his When Peace Descends EP Chicago techno producer, DJ, label owner and party curator Tunnel continues on his mission to create soundscapes that transcend the techno commonly found on dance floors world over. The package, which begins with four originals from Tunnel himself, takes listeners on a journey through the producer’s mind — a dark trip characterized by elements of ambient sounds, raw bass and techno that perfectly combine for a unique listening experience.

On top of four originals, the EP package contains five distinct remixes from Donor, Luis Flores, Axkan, NX1 and [wk]es.

Today, we are premiering two originals from Tunnel, “Peace” and “Finding Center” as well as Luis Flores’ remix of “When Peace Descends” and Donor’s remix of “Gratitude,” all of which you can stream via SoundCloud below.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 069 feat. Dani Lehman

The 69th episode of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio is a one-hour studio recording from Detroit-based and Dirty Epic regular Dani Lehman.

Based in Detroit, Dani has been making a name for herself in the United States techno scene as a fine track selector with a penchant for dark, heavy bass lines and an unmistakeable groove that gets entire dance floors moving. Dani is a DJ who feels long-winded intros and bios are unnecessary, preferring instead to let her music do the talking.

Enjoy the mix below and read on for our exclusive interview with her, as well as full complete track listing at the end of the article. You can download the mix in its entirety for free here.

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In Photos: Berlin’s ’90s Rave Era with Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk and More

The 1990s were an interesting period as far as the rave era goes, and especially so in the techno-loving city of Berlin, where the genre pretty much defined the rave scene of that decade. Not to mention of course the wild fun that came with these parties.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 068 feat. Synthek Live at KHIDI

Synthek is a Berlin based DJ and producer, owner of Natch Records and STK imprint. Always seeking for new influences, over the past years the style of his sets and productions has faced a constant evolution, focusing on deep rhythmics and powerful, introspective vibes.

Following few successful EPs on Natch Records, he released his debut album Unwise, in collaboration with label partner Audiolouis. Unwise, seen as their last co-produced effort, got consecutively remixed by Polar Inertia, Antigone and Varg among others. Synthek started curating the booking of New Faces Wednesdays at Tresor Berlin in 2014, becoming a respected presence behind the decks of the legendary venue and especially so for his closing sets. The idea of creating STK, a self titled imprint and home of his own productions only, gives him the freedom to experiment new approaches to music production and reshape his signature sound. The initial wave of 3 EPs entitled VERSE, launched in July 2015, brought him to look slightly away from the dance floor, and finally orienting towards mind-twisting and psychedelic compositions. Beside releases on STK, since his last appearance on Attic Music, Synthek has released new material such as his MRI EP on Russian label Wunderblock, a remix alongside Svreca on Spanish imprint Redpoint Alert, and a contribution for a compilation on OVUNQVE.

This year Synthek released Transitions of Life on Natch Records, his first solo LP. The 11-tracker came out on April 18th, the unfolding of a two-year transformational period that saw Synthek cross along rough roads and tribulations to reveal an intimate personal journey of revelation through emotional downshift, spiritual upheaval and cerebral quandary.

Synthetk is this week’s guest on Global Vibe Radio, where he presents the last 3 hours of his 7 hour set at KHIDI in Georgia from earlier in 2017. We also took the chance to chat with him about projects past, present and future. Enjoy the mix and read on for the exclusive interview!

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UMEK: Past, Present and Future Behind the Iron Curtain

UMEK is undeniably Slovenia’s biggest electronic music export, a literal techno legend personally responsible for kickstarting the electronic music scene in his home country by first organizing illegal raves and then becoming one of Slovenia’s most wanted export products and number one music ambassador to the whole world.

Standing at 2 meters tall, 6ft 5in for us in America, Uroš Umek is a producer, founder of his own 1605 imprint and a globe-trotting DJ. With 100+ gigs per year, UMEK visits almost every continent with each of Earth’s rotation around the sun, his gig schedule taking him from dark underground clubs in Berlin to massive techno stages at some of the biggest festivals in all corners of the globe. And on top of that, he keeps up a popular weekly radio show called Behind the Iron Curtain, which is now featured on more than 150 radio stations across the world.

More recently, UMEK teamed up with  German airline Lufthansa to curate an exclusive 2 hour playlist that will be available on all their long-haul flights and has just released his latest EP, Work It Out, on his own 1605 label.

6AM had the chance to chat with Uroš and discuss his many projects, as well as life in Slovenia and the future ahead of him.

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Global Vibe Radio 067 feat. Diego Amura (MindTrip, Konsequent)

The 67th episode of GVR comes from Italian techno producer and DJ Diego Amura.

Born in Naples in 1989, Diego developed a strong passion for electronic music as he was growing up around Neapolitan club culture as a teenager. He started mixing at the age of 16 locally, catching the eye of numerous promoters as he showed talented skills behind the decks. In 2011, he was chosen to be part of the infamous Nice To Be project where his collaboration granted him the possibility to grow and push the limits as an artist. It’s when his own style began to shape towards Techno that Diego was inspired to make his own music, and when his unique personality grew as an artist. His various releases are among respected labels such as Konsequent Records, Nowhere, Etruria Beat, N2B Black Series, Planet Rhythm. Diego’s career is developing fast with his prominent releases and his experience behind his music knowledge.

Listen to the hour-long techno journey below, download it for free here and scroll down for full tracklist.

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Reaktor Delivers Powerful Lineups for Thursday and Sunday ADE 2017 Showcases

Reaktor Events, the Amsterdam techno promoters known for their powerful lineups and well-curated techno events such as Unpolished, Era, Katharsis, and Nassau Festival, have just announced their ADE lineup and it’s heavy.

This year the brand will see itself present not one but two nights of raw, heavy techno at two of the city’s most notorious warehouse venues. Reaktor will feature DVS1’s Wall of Sound on Thursday October 19th at Warehouse Elemenstraat and a second event at NDSM Warehouse on Sunday, October 22nd.

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Watch the Best Techno Sets from Awakenings Festival 2017

This latest broadcast from the leading streaming provider saw people tune in from all over the world. All previous records were broken and in all more than 8 million viewers tuned in, while the streams had a social reach of over 77 million people and 600,000 engagements.

There were many highlights across the two days with sets from huge names from the worlds of house and techno such as Sven Väth, Joris Voorn, Pan-Pot, Nastia, Chris Liebing, Charlotte De Witte, Kobosil, Blawan, Sam Paganini, Floorplan, Ilario Alicante, Alan Fitzpatrick and Adam Beyer.

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Global Vibe Radio 066 feat. Lanthan.audio Boss Christian Gerlach

The 66th episode of Global Vibe Radio is a one-hour hypnotic techno journey courtesy of Lanthan.audio boss Christian Gerlach.

We had the pleasure of talking with Christian in Los Angeles earlier this year when he played his debut gig in the city, and are honored to be hosting his debut on our weekly podcast. Lanthan.audio just celebrated its 9th release with an EP outing by LA-based duo Motionen, and is gearing up for their 10th massive release — a compilation featuring several high-quality techno artists from around the globe.

Enjoy the one-hour mix via SoundCloud below and head here to download it for free.

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Digging Deeper with Bosnian Techno Producer Mladen Tomic

Bosnian Techno champion Mladen Tomic has certainly been making waves on the scene winning big fans such as Richie Hawtin, Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Umek and more.. With his awesome new Hot Moog EP dropping on My Favourite Freaks, he just gained another set of fans – 6AM!

We check in to find out more from the man himself.

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