Posts Tagged ‘techno’

Heartbeat Pres. Alan Fitzpatrick

We’re thrilled to present a brand new Heartbeat podcast episode featuring one of our favorite techno DJ/producers, Alan Fitzpatrick. We hunger for dark, driving techno sets, and Alan’s mix delivers precisely that; it’s chock full of energy, slamming beats, and haunting rhythms that take you deep down the rabbit hole. The mix begins with some productions off Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label before sharing some solid, unreleased tunes that really hit the sweet spot. You can download this mix here as an MP3 or as a podcast here on iTunes.

If you’re on the East coast, be sure to catch him live this weekend! Alan Fitzpatrick is performing at Mansion in Miami this Thursday as well as at Pacha NYC this Saturday.


(00:00:00) 1. Adam Beyer – Len Faki + Persuader (Adam Beyer Mash Up) [Unreleased]
(00:06:19) 2. Alan Fitzpatrick – In The Beginning [Drumcode]
(00:11:11) 3. Alan Fitzpatrick – Lexicon [Drumcode]
(00:15:30) 4. Alan Fitzpatrick – Skeksis [Drumcode]
(00:19:32) 5. Luigi Madonna – International AGA [Unreleased]
(00:24:15) 6. Edit Select – Bauer (Gark Beck Edit) [Unreleased]
(00:29:38) 7. Timmo – Panic [Fone Audio]
(00:35:30) 8. Hans Bouffmhyre – Droning (Slam Paragraph Mix) [Sleaze]
(00:39:40) 9. Slam – Bangalore [Unreleased]
(00:45:55) 10. Alan Fitzpatrick – For An Endless Night [Drumcode]
(00:49:25) 11. Skober – Dynamik – Respekt [Respekt]
(00:53:55) 12. Markantonio & Roberto Capuano – Gem [Analytic Trail]
(00:57:55) 13. Tom Hades – Respekt the Rhythm

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The Club – Best of 2012 (Part 2/2)

And here we are with our picks for the best in deep house, techno & tech house from 2012. This will be the last best of list that you'll see for another 11 and a half months so enjoy it. A slightly different take on the best of the year, make sure to check out our top 100 countdown for a taste of the darker side of dance music and have a listen to the best of 2012 mix to get you warmed up and excited for another year of The Club.

With their addictive garage house sound, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence aka Disclosure exploded in 2012. Supporting the likes of Hot Chip and SBTRKT on tours throughout the calendar year, the duo also performed at numerous popular music showcases, including Bestival. With a debut studio album slated for release in March 2013, we can expect big things from the Lawrence brothers. Featured here along with the original is the pair's grimy VIP version of their remix of Jessie Ware's massive June 2012 hit "Running", as taken from their Boiler Room set a few months ago (just to get you excited).

Sasha has come a long way since his appearance on the cover of Mixmag in 1991, the first ever DJ to be given the honor. With an ear for tech house, progressive house and deep house, Sasha has no problem keeping your feet moving from start to finish at any club or festival. His DJ skills are undeniable matched only by his talent as a producer. His remix of Hot Chip’s “Flute” is another testament to his musical talents; even after a career that spans over two decades he still has new sounds to bring to the table. His consistency as one of the most recognizable names in dance music has been nothing short of remarkable and we look forward to seeing his dominance continue this year.

UK based dj/producer Daley Padley, the aptly named Hot Since 82, had an unbelievable 2012. With a debut release on "Noir Music", a label widely known for its consistent production of quality house music, Hot's gritty, bass heavy music is perfect for late nights in a packed club. No stranger to the underground house scene, Padley has been playing shows for over a decade, headlining such famed venues as Pacha NYC and Ministry of Sound, and attracting the attention and support of accomplished artists such as Jamie Jones and Audiofly. With a reputation for playing intense, extended live sets, Hot was booked for a number of major events this past year, such as Sydney's High Tide Boat Party. To end off an amazing twelve months, in December, the diversely talented producer released a two single project on “Get Physical Music”, which included the synth heavy "Like You", a great followup to his recent remixes of Sivesgaard's "In The Night", and Yousef's "Beg".

When this remix was released on YouTube in early 2012, no one knew how much it was about to blow up. Starting off as an Internet sensation to becoming a regular play on Annie Mac's radio show in such a short space of time, Cyril Hahn's remix of this R'n'B classic is nothing short of genius. The track has been turned upside down, with its pitched down vocals and catchy tones making it's reinvention infectious. The success of this remix has resulted in many more edits from Cyril, and a European tour in Spring. If you still don't have this mix it is still on his sound cloud for free!

Julio Bashmore, the fresh faced Bristolian producer, has had one hell of a year. After the success of the club favourite 'Battle For The Middle You', its easy to think, how is he going to come back from that? The deep house, heavy bass roller track 'Au Seve' was the best comeback an underground house DJ like Bashmore could have. The simple technique of call and response he uses, combined with the fast paced hi-hat beat, has a huge effect on the track, which gives it the grimey yet classy underground house vibe. To cap the year off he released Pelican, showcasing yet again why we've had Julio in the top 5 on the top 100 two years straight.

'Levels' is without a doubt one of the most remixed, re-edited, and overplayed dance track of the past two years. Every remix still has that unmistakably cheesy synth, with the Etta James sample still intact, however the bootleg from Harvard Bass takes the track to a different level. The deep house, bass pumping beat for a start gives it a unique twist. The recognizable vocals are chopped up and used in a way no other edit has had. Yet this was only the beginning of what would end up as a very impressive 2012 from Harvard Bass, releasing his collaboration with Green Velvet called "Lazer Beams", an acid techno bomb with just the perfect amount of lazer that will force a smile on anyone who hears it.

If there’s one name you should remember from our top 100 list it is Jamie Jones, Lee Foss,and Hot Natured. Yes, I realize that’s three names, but together these two producer-DJ’s are known as Hot Natured. You’ll find tracks from all three in our top 100 as they’ve dominated the 2012 house scene with their record label Hot Creations. The recent craze over the Hot Natured track “Benediction” featuring Ali Love has been so explosive it cracked the UK top 40. This wave of mainstream popularity encouraged Jones to release a reassuring statement to his underground music fans to negate rumors that these two are selling out. Jones’ dedication to the underground house culture has lead to his launch of a new Hot Creations sub-label called HOTTRAX, targeting the production of more underground dance tracks.

Make sure to support the artists you enjoy by purchasing their tracks at an outlet such as Beatport, Itunes, Juno, Boomkat or other. Contributions to this post from Becky Parker, Julia Martineau & Dustin Kennedy.

Brand New Justice EP

Outside of two guys wearing robot helmets, there isn’t a more highly respected French duo than Justice. After dropping the Cross album in 2007, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay took center stage in French electronic music, and with the release of Audio, Video, Disco in 2011 they further cemented their spot among the greats. It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from them, but now they’re back with the Helix EP, and all is good again!

Helix is based off the single that shares the same name from Audio, Video, Disco. The EP contains extended versions of two tracks from that album–the title track and Ohio. The EP also contains the song Presence, a secret track from Audio, Video, Disco that I have never even heard before. It’s a slow-burning powerhouse that methodically keeps the fire going long into the night, and a song I would absolutely love to see performed live.

The last two songs are remixes of Helix, and it’s here where the EP really impresses. Justice brings in fellow Frenchman Gesaffelstein, who does his usual and lays down some filthy techno. If this song causes you to get up and start dancing like a crazy person, I don’t blame you–this song is just downright nasty! The last song on the EP is the Headspin remix of Helix by yet another Frenchman, Domenico Torti. Domenico gives the song some muscle and a little bit of ferocity; I now find myself listening to it more than the original. If anything, it sounds like Justice did a VIP edit of their own track, and thats about as high praise as it gets. We can cross our fingers and toes in hopes of a new full-length album, but for now this will certainly tide you over. Pick up the EP now on Beatport.

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[THE FESTIVAL #37] Digital Product, Dynamik Dave, EhRah, Hardwell, Jonathann Cast, metaphysics, Mustard Pimp, Raymon, Skrillex, Stereoheroes, Taylor Swift, Tommy Trash, Wallie

I hope everyone had great holidays, Eric Robberts back in the game after some hectic parties and travels! Great Electro / Progressive House compilation for you today with even some banging Techno music from Jonathan Cast. As is tradition in THE FESTIVAL, you get a bit of every branches of House music! Feedback is always welcome! Expect many many great music in the next days!

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[THE FESTIVAL #27] Armand Van Helden, New Hero, Dave Silcox, Flo Rida, Feed Me, Popeska, Disco Fries, Hit Mechaniks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hardwell, R3hab, Rihanna, Albin Myers, Bombs Away, Delahay, TJR

So many quality bangers! This is a must for all people that dig House, Electro/House, Progressive/House...and even Techno! Great remixes! Perfect for the clubs!

If you are more into that undergroud heavier electro sh1t, my next episode of "THE FESTIVAL" will make you very happy! Stay tuned!

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Brand new Nadisko mix! No TECHNO NO PARTY!

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Bromance Records EP #7 – Brodinski [Exclusive Premiere]

French producer Brodinski has been at the forefront of cutting edge techno for a few years now, and the record label he started with manager Manu Barron, Bromance Records, has already become one of the most recognizable tastemakers in the underground, with names like Gesaffelstein and Jacques Lu Cont highlighting their talented family. But Bromance isn't your typical dance music label; as you can see with "Dance Like Machines" and "Hypnotize" off the latest Bromance EP 7, there's something unique with every release. These two peak-time techno bangers are exactly what I was hoping for when I found out EARMILK was going to premiere the EP, surprisingly Brodinski's first solo release on Bromance Records, as the first 3 were split EP releases with artists such as Club Cheval and Gesaffelstein.

This is Brodinski at his finest. Haunting synths layered over snare-filled percussion and select vocals that only Louis himself would dare throw into a project like this. Both tracks carry the weight of being club ready set standards, but which would you play out? I just can't decide. Have a listen to the full release here before anyone else does and grab the EP on December 10th on Beatport. 

DJ Boris @ Cobra Toronto [Event Preview]

As far as resident DJs are concerned, they don't come much better than this. Pacha NYC resident DJ Boris has been around the world and back touring and headlining festivas for years and his longstanding residency at Pacha has made him one of the lead forces behind the New York house sound. His bouncy, pumping tech house style has far exceeded the city he now calls home and if you were at Digital Dreams Music Festival in Toronto this summer you know what I mean. The festival featured an entirely tech house, techno, and deep house stage with none other than New York's resident DJ Boris featured as one of the headliners. Luckily for YOU, he's back alongside Toronto's resident DJs, Manzone & Strong (best known for their work as resident DJs at The Guvernment, one of the top clubs in North America), and tonight they'll be playing at the newly renovated LED ceiling clad Cobra Toronto. 


Gabriel Torres Live @ Pacha NYC 11-16-12

Tracklist: 1. Da Fresh – Yesterday (Dabruck & Klein & Laserkraft 3D Remix) 2. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Sander van Doorn Remix) 3. Lange feat. Jennifer Karr – Songless (Mark Sherry’s Outburst Remix) 4. D-Mad – Forsheez (Original Mix) 5. Orjan Nilsen – Between The Rays 6. Glenn Morrison – Circles 7. Danny Howard – Forward (Original Mix) 8. Sander Va

Negative Time – Jori Hulkkonen & Third Culture

Finland and Singapore meet. The result? A phenomenal collaboration between Jori Hulkkonen and Third Culture. The new album,  Negative Theme, released September 24th is the debut artist album off the My Favourite Robot label. This 14 track LP is a showcase for Hulkkonen's production prowess and Third Culture's signature sound, and what a showcase it is. 

Jori Hulkkonen got his start in music in 1993, with his first releases coming out on F Communications. He has since worked with a plethora of artists, from Jesper Dahlback to Robyn and Tiga. No stranger to dj'ing either, Jori has traveled across the globe playing clubs and festivals from Australia to Zurich. A veritable veteran of the techno scene, Hulkkonen has gone on to start the awe inspiring Acid Symphony Orchestra, "an experimental avantgarde techno ensemble of eleven persons, featuring ten Roland TB-303's, performing a raw score written, conducted and mixed by Jori." Even got the coveted recognition of Ralf Hütter. All Hail Kraftwerk!

From one end of the spectrum to the other, Third Culture is a producer and college student who splits his time between New York and Singapore. Best know for his bootleg mashups, Third Culture has worked with the likes of Nicky Romero, Pierce Fulton and DallasK. Of note, was Third Culture's work on the remix Armin Van Buren's single Zocalo.

This duo's effort on Negative Theme has produced a real standout album, one in which listeners are treated with sounds ranging from ambient waves to jacking house. A real treat for those who have been following both artist's careers and who have a love for a mellowed bass line paired with the expert layering of synths. The show stoppers on this include: Causalities of Casualty and Liquid Hologram. 

Gridlock’s Bass Booster Pack #28 – Jack Tipper, Rusko, Eats Everything, Proxy, John Roman

Going to be ditching the numbering system and going to a volume system starting next month with this pack. Doubt you'll even notice. ;) Got some trap that will make you want to smoke. Got a preview off of Rusko's new Kapow EP that will be free, look for that soon. Got a weird percussion electro song by Eats Everything. Last a weird techno remix of Proxy. Let's go.

Download Jack Tipper Smoke (Original Mix)

Download Rusko Like This

Download Eats Everything The Size

Download Proxy Shut Up! (John Roman Remix)

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