Posts Tagged ‘techno’

Brodinski Gets ‘Gully’ With New Remix

This term gets thrown around a lot lately by people–myself included–but I’m hard-pressed to think of a better descriptor in this situation. Put simply, Brodinski’s new remix of Spank Rock’s Gully, out now on Boysnoize Records, is a banger in every sense of the word.

Substituting hip hop vibes for ferocious French techno, Brodinski transports the listener to peak time at a classic warehouse rave. Everything about the song is intense and relentless, from the hard-hitting kicks and thunderous snare rolls, all the way to the old-skool “pump the bass” vocal loop.

Brodinski admitted in an official announcement that he loved the original so much that it was difficult to create a better version, but he did his best to transform the original into a warehouse techno tool. Don’t worry, Brodi, your best is more than good enough. Grab Gully on Beatport now.

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The Beatport Box 15

We’re back with our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best in Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week we’ve got the latest from Ali Love and Crosstown Rebels, a “Far Too Loud” festival banger, a trance nod from W&W, and more.

Deep/Tech | Ali Love – Deep Into The Night EP [Crosstown Rebels]

Crosstown Rebels gives us a deep and soulful EP package with their latest outing, Deep Into The Night. The EP features Ali Love on the original mix and remixes from Hercules & Love Affair, Hackman, and a “Botanical Garden” mix from Samo DJ. This is Ali’s first new material since his highly acclaimed Hot Natured releases. Go deep here.


Techno | Christian Smith – Delivery / Matrix [Tronic]

Tronic label head honcho Christian Smith returns to form with his latest release, a two track EP with each offering oozing with relentless energy and atmospherics. Delivery is full of spacious keys and vocal samples, while Matrix continues the chord-drenched techno sounds with huge percussive touches. Get it here.


Big Room/Electro | Far Too Loud – Boom! [No Tomorrow]

Holy synthesizer overdose! The latest anthem from Far Too Loud goes heavy on the noise, as the artist name suggests, and we are absolutely loving it. Boom! on No Tomorrow Recordings is built around one of the catchiest riffs of the year, larger-than-life beats, breaks and… booms! Grab it here.


Big Room/Electro | Nari & Milani – Torba [Smash The House]

Nari & Milani step up to the plate again with Torba, the latest single to appear on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House imprint. The single track packs enough power and clever catchy melodies for a full-length album, and is certainly one that’s going to be heard at festivals across the globe. Purchase here.


Big Room/Trance | Mark Sixma – Shadow (W&W Edit) [Mainstage]

We’re always on board with a W&W and Mark Sixma collab. The W&W edit of Shadow was dropped during their EDC Vegas set to much acclaim from the crowd, so it’s safe to say this will continue to pop off at the remaining summer festivals. It’s also nice to see W&W give a bit of a nod to their trance roots now that they’ve gone more of the big room route. Pick it up here.

Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.

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Julio Bashmore & Hyetal Revive Velour For New Single

Julio Bashmore (pictured) and Hyetal announced a new 12″ single this week from their collaborative Velour project, available now to stream in full.

Velour is the perfect synthesis of Bashmore’s skull-smashing club vibe and Hyetal’s more experimental leanings, packed full of relentless, groovy percussion anchoring hypnotic synthplay. Plato’s Retreat should satiate Bashmore fans who’ve been patiently awaiting new material, while The Tower harks back to the kitschy, retro-futuristic funk vibe upon which Velour made their name with previous releases.

The Tower / Plato’s Retreat 12″ is out July 28 via Bashmore’s own Broadwalk imprint. Check out the cover art below, which serves as a perfect visual representation of the duo’s sound.

velour cover Julio Bashmore & Hyetal Revive Velour For New Single

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Richie G Solves Our ‘Puzzle Love’

We’ve got a booming new techno tune from a man named Richie. No, it isn’t Richie Hawtin, but newcomer Richie G might just be the next best thing. Never heard of him? His new single, Puzzle Love, is here to change that.

The track features a dazzling display of dark, distinct synths, ferocious kick drums, and menacing bass, not to mention a wicked vocal sample. Understated and atmospheric, Puzzle Love just screams 4 a.m. at an Ibiza afterhours, and it’s out now on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records as part of the Underground Sound Of Ibiza compilation. Do yourself a favor: solve the puzzle, and grab the single on Beatport now.

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Devil Disco – Vanity


I wondered a while back if we'd seen the last of Devil Disco, the incredibly dark and dirty techno producer from Brooklyn. I'm seriously so glad we haven't. Devil Disco (Chris Bolarinho) just premiered a video and stream for something called "Vantiy" via Earmilk and it's pretty thrilling. Watch.


"The track is positively soul-sucking but in the most seductive and attention-grabbing way possible. In the accompanying music video teaser Bolarinho experiments with those narcissistic demons with a haunting display of a vanity mirror dripping in dark red blood. The unique sound sample addition of the nearly unintelligible demonic chants only enhance the horror feel to the entire production."

Couldn't say it any better myself.



Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, SvD, More Confirmed For Burning Man 2014

Burning Man isn’t about lineups. You don’t go there just to see your favorite artists. However, music is still a huge part of the annual 60,000 person art experiment. Everywhere you go at night at Black Rock City, you’ll see DJs spinning on art cars, in nightclubs, and massive festival-style stages on the playa.

Today we found out that the rumors were true about the epic lineup for the White Ocean sound camp events, curated by Paul Oakenfold and Timur Sardarov. Each day will be dedicated to a different genre of electronic music, with some serious talent to boot. Some of the most surprising names to see include Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Chris Liebing, Astrix, and Fehrplay (see full lineup below).

Additionally, White Ocean posted a photo on their Facebook page of the stage design they are building, which looks to be fully equipped with massive flamethrowers and pyrotechnics (see below). We’ll see you there!

white ocean burning man 2014 lineup Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, SvD, More Confirmed For Burning Man 2014

white ocean stage flamethrowers Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, SvD, More Confirmed For Burning Man 2014

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Friday Favorites 63

So I was explaining the 4th of July to a British friend of mine, and she goes, “oh, it’s your independence day! I get it. That’s cool… independence from whom?”



… just enjoy the barbeque, sweetheart. It’s Friday Favorites 63.



Josh Bennett

House/Booty Bass/Tribal | Mikix The Cat – Deep Down (Original Mix) [Trouble & Bass]

Doing a throwback this week. This track from French producer Mikix The Cat never really got the recognition it deserved, so I’m pulling it out again. The whole EP is fantastic, so give it a listen and twerk to some 2010 tribal-tinged jams. Pick up the entire Girls Keep On Wondering EP here.


Nathan Codd

Electro House | Popeska – River Monster (Original Mix) [Free Download]

In a move that has us simultaneously applauding and scratching our heads in disbelief… and dancing… electro house ATLien Popeska decided he’s going to give away “#onetrackaday” in July, and day four’s free beast is a pummelling, predatorial River Monster. It slides through the murky liquid atmosphere slow and deliberately at first, probing the water for potential prey. Upon pinpointing its next meal, River Monster builds tension and inches closer to the kill before thrashing its body and subduing it just beneath the surface in a violent flurry. If Popeska has 27 more monsters, we’d better call the zoo… or the national guard. Pick it up for free here.


Sam Benanti

Nu Disco | Lane 8 feat. Lucy Stone – Nothing You Can Say (See Tai Remix)
Lane 8 is a recent favorite of mine introduced to me by my LessThan3 colleagues, which is why I was really excited when I heard that Louisville DJ/producer See Tai remixed Nothing You Can Say from The One EP. See Tai thoroughly reworked the track into an upbeat disco pop cut, inserting hypnotic lead guitars that flirt and harmonize with Lucy Stone’s reverb-soaked vocals above a syncopated funk bass. It’s easily among the best I’ve heard in this realm in recent memory, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for an official release.


Jesse Champagne
Big Room | Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Elephante Remix)
My new main man Elephante is back with–what else–another booming big room remix. This time, the victim is Oliver Heldens and his breakout single, Gecko. Elephante takes the future house cut, injects some huge chords, big melodies, and weird glitches, and turns it into a mainstage monster. Don’t worry though, it’s still got that irresistible groove. Grab the free download here.


Mike Davies

Tech House | Leftwing & Kody – Right Now (Original Mix) [Original Mix]|
British duo Leftwing & Kody have released their Altered Awareness EP on cat-obsessed Suara, and Right Now is the standout track of the four on offer. Dark and dirty crossed with groovy and energetic, this is tech house as it should be. Right Now is one of those tracks you need to hear at 4am, viciously drunk in an insanely hot and overcrowded nightclub, making it the perfect soundtrack for these hazy summer nights.


Eric Gossett
Techno/Tech House | Simian Mobile Disco – Tangents
British duo Simian Mobile Disco is getting ready to release their new album Whorl in just a few short months. What makes their fourth LP so unique is the fact that much of it was recorded live in front of a 900-person audience in the California desert. For the performance, the UK duo used only a few modular synths and sequencers to record it. They’ve offered up their first single from the album in Tangents, an explosion of swirling synth straight off the soundtrack to your favorite Super Nintendo game. Whorl is out Sept. 9 via Anti-.


Yasmin Damoui
Electro Hip Hop | 20syl feat. Rita J – Voices [On And On]

This is definitely one of the most unique, quality tracks I’ve heard as of late. The extremely talented French producer 20syl and boss lady Rita J have teamed up to create quite literally a musical interpretation of “voices in my head.” If you’re digging this, I highly recommend you raid 20syl’s entire catalog, filled with with more hip hop and electronic hybrids of the highest caliber. Voices is included on 20syl’s EP Motifs, which was released on June 9 via On And On Music.


Megan Murphy
Nu Disco | Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne – My Love (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Oliver Nelson is quickly becoming one of my new favorite artists of the year. With an impressive arsenal of remixes, the young Swedish producer is lighting up the nu disco scene at a fast and furious pace. His latest is a spin on Route 94′s house hit My Love, and Nelson pulled out all the stops to turn this one into a feel-good dance anthem using a funky beat full of dreamy synths. Check out more disco magic from Nelson on his SoundCloud page.


Jon April
Indie & Beats The Presets – No Fun (Original Mix) [Modular]
I have a major soft spot for anything that The Presets put out. The combination of ’80s-inspired synths and Julian Hamilton’s angelic voice create a perfect storm of dance music. Their newest release No Fun is doesn’t stray away from this formula and the result is another superb production. For the debut of the track, The Presets worked with Google to release an interactive music video in which fans are able to spin “The Cube” for different visuals and slight changes to the track.


Chris Downar
Indie/Beats | Chet Faker – Gold (Flume Re-work)
Flume and Chet Faker have been making some real treasures together for a while now. This week, they presented another: Flume’s catchy re-work of Gold. Together, they make the perfect team. I love the fusion of Chet Faker’s soul-piercing voice with Flume’s genre-crossing beats. Download the new release on Future Classic here on iTunes.

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The Beatport Box 14

We’re back with our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best in Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week we’ve got a massive collaboration between Dubfire and Miss Kittin, the return of Noisia, a Dope track from Jewelz & Sparks, and more.

Progressive House | Cazzette – Weapon (EDX’s Acapulco At Night Remix) [PRMD]

EDX’ latest remix, a take on Weapon by Cazzette, is further proof of his studio genius. Feel-good melodies and a lovely vocal complement warm kickdrums and expertly placed percussion from start to end. This is one for the outdoor festivals, in the prime of the moment when everyone is feeling amazing and ready to keep the party at its peak. Procure it here.


House | Jesse Rose – Fly Tonight [Play It Down]

It takes a lot of confidence to use nearly identical cover art from Roulé Records (the legendary underground house label run by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter), but Jesse Rose’s latest track for his Play It Down imprint is strong enough that the older ravers will gladly allow it to happen. A proper house banger, Fly Tonight is a DJ tool made to ignite the party into a frenzy, plain and simple. This is absolutely essential for those housier sets. Purchase here.


Techno | Dubfire feat. Miss Kittin – Exit EP [SCI+TEC]

The combination of Dubfire and Miss Kittin is enough to make us salivate, with her trademark vocals and his perfectly produced techno stylings; we knew this one was going to be a winner before we even hit the play button. Exit, on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC imprint, is a bouncy techno cut with clever editing techniques we’ve not heard before. The EP comes complete wtih an instrumental as well as Midian, a darker offering for the more serious moments. Grab it here.


Big Room/Electro | Jewelz & Sparks – Dope [Flamingo]

Jewelz & Sparks may have a shorter name now, but their music still hits just as hard. Their newest release, Dope, once again shows that they know how to make mainstage tracks that still sound unique–a feat that is becoming harder and harder to pull off. The drop in this one is just plain fun and sits on some interesting chords not often heard in big room tracks. We sincerely hope these guys start getting the heightened recognition they deserve. Dope is out now on Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings.


Drum & Bass | Noisia – Purpose EP [Vision]

Drum & bass trio Noisia have once again won the genre with their eight track Purpose EP, out now on their own Vision Recordings. The boys are known for their second-to-none production skills, and this shines through in every nook and cranny of this release. Purpose also features guest appearances from D&B heavyweights Phace, Evol Intent, and Prolix. If you are even a marginal fan of the faster sounds of breakbeat music, this one is not to miss. Pick it up here.

Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.

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[Tech/Booty-House] Will Raidle – Be Mine [TMN Premiere]

At TMN, we’ve always prided ourselves on unearthing new talents at the point of their humble inception, and follow their career arc; much like a high-level athletic scout discovers a hot prospect, watches them develop into their true potential and can’t help but feeling just a little like they had a hand in their rise to the top. Today, our newest discovery comes in the form of Techno and House producer Will Raidle who arrives armed with his debut release “Be Mine”. Raidle’s booty-house groover kicks off into a sea of shuffled hi-hats and thumping kick drum before an unmistakable vocal, from La Bouche’s Eurodance anthem “Be My Lover”, which gets superbly spliced and cut into a haunting and vital piece of the tune, sidles in to fuel its listeners’ dance moves. Rounding out his sophisticated compositional dance structure on “Be Mine” lies a simple sticky synth line which wrapped its way around this writer’s brain so heavily it warranted multiple replays as soon we heard it played through once. Will Raidle has been creating a healthy bit of buzz in his home city of Denver as well, being billed with some of the hottest names in underground dance including Claude Von Stroke,  Soul Clap, Kidnap Kid, J. Phlip, Worthy and loads more, which is why we were so excited for a proper release from the promising young producer. “Be Mine” is being given away through digital house imprint Night Supply in exchange for a measly Facebook “like”, so hop to it here and listen above.

The Beatport Box 13

We’re back with our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best in Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week we’ve got a big new compilation for Drumcode fans, Kaskade’s venture into the deep, a Paul Oakenfold rework of a trance classic, and more.

Deep/Tech/Chill-Out | Kaskade – Redux EP

Following the resounding success of his out-of-the box Redux tour, Kaskade has released an EP of the same name that celebrates the chiller side of his music. Opening track Please Say You Will is 100 percent chill-out, with a vocal that sounds reminiscent of Antony from Antony & The Johnstons. The rest of the EP is a groovy exercise in deeper four-on-the-floor rhythms not commonly heard from the man otherwise known as Ryan Raddon. Get Redux here.


Techno | Various Artists – A Sides Volume II Part 2 [Drumcode]

Drumcode is a label that remains consistent when it comes to big and booming warehouse techno stormers. When they put together a compilation, things get even larger, which is the case of their latest A Sides collection. The 10-track masterpiece is full of punishing techno sounds from familiar names like Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, and Bart Skils, alongside future favorites like Trikk, Gery Otis, and Kimono. Each track as strong as the last and is designed to rock the room. Grab it here.


Indie/Electro/Techno | Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (Boys Noize & Djedjotronic Remixes)

We’d be foolish to ignore how awesome it is to see both Depeche Mode and Boys Noize on the same release. The remixes of tracks from the Delta Machine album by both Boys Noize and Djedjotronic take the originals and run them through some dirty production. Catchy melodies, perfectly placed percussion, and some heavy analog squelching make up the mixes, with that familiar voice of frontman Dave Gahan bring a bit of nostalgia and familiarity to the dancefloor. We love it. Purchase here.


Big Room/Electro | S – A vs AN21 & Sebjak – GODS [Size]

Size Records has released another veritable monster with GODS, a joint collaboration between S – A (aka Steve Angello), his brother AN21, and Swedish producer Sebjak. “Ominous” is the word with this one, with dramatic orchestral hits lining the breakdown and buildup and leading into a heavy, snare-laden drop. Procure it here.


Trance | Paul Oakenfold – Madagascar [Perfecto Fluro]

Paul Oakenfold has been around and back again in the dance music scene. For his latest effort, he looked back into the past to the songs that inspired his journey and created his own interpretations of them. Classic track Madagascar, originally produced by Art Of Trance, has been re-created by Paul and morphed into a slammin’ trance anthem, using the melodies of the original 1998 hit and adding modern elements. Pick it up here.

Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.

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