Archive | techno

Premiere: Jeremy Olander – Shuttle (King Unique ’94 Remix)

King Unique sought to turn back the clock for a nostalgia-fueled re-work to Jeremy Olander‘s “Shuttle,” and it is safe to say that he succeeded in his mission to do so. Like a piece labeled “’94 Remix” might imply, this interpretation of “Shuttle” is rife with influences from the decade. The original track’s touching progression […]

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Beyond The Booth 011: Kicking it with UMEK

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Nicole Moudaber

CRSSD‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the official third birthday of the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Cirez D, Empire of the Sun, Henry Saiz, and Tchami onto its bill across March 3 & […]

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Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Rodriguez Jr.

CRSSD‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the official third birthday of the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Cirez D, Empire of the Sun, Henry Saiz, and Tchami onto its […]

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Weekend Rewind: Kevin Anderson enthralls in two-hour 2017 Desert Hearts set

Kevin Anderson is the life of the party.The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity  stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.His […]

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Scene rising: Ocaso Music Festival is a testament to the searing underground potential of Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Ocaso Music Festival is already finding its sweet spot.Such a feat is not an easy one to accomplish — especially in an increasingly saturated festival market where success rides a fine line of talent booking, production, and risk-taking. Nailing a major festival production can take years, even with a strong team and a prime location. However, Ocaso […]

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Stream deadmau5’s set as techno alias Testpilot on Holy Ship! 11.0

Read More:Get a taste of deadmau5’s techno alter-ego, TESTPILOTDeadmau5 provides full TESTPILOT set for June BBC Radio 1 ResidencyBrace yourselves: deadmau5 announced he has built a new cube Continue Reading at http://www.dancingastronaut.com

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Bassiani invites CEM for podcast #35

Bassiani, the biggest techno club in Tbilisi, Georgia, began hosting their acclaimed podcast two years ago. Since then, the club’s curation has featured such underground techno artists such as Joel Mull, Fabrizio Lapiana, Jeff Derringer, and JP Enfant, to name a few.Back for their 35th episode, Bassiani invites CEM — resident and co-founder of gay club night series Herrensauna — […]

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Bassiani invites CEM for podcast #35

Bassiani, the biggest techno club in Tbilisi, Georgia, began hosting their acclaimed podcast two years ago. Since then, the club’s curation has featured such underground techno artists such as Joel Mull, Fabrizio Lapiana, Jeff Derringer, and JP Enfant, to name a few.Back for their 35th episode, Bassiani invites CEM — resident and co-founder of gay club night series Herrensauna — […]

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Bassiani invites CEM for podcast #35

Bassiani, the biggest techno club in Tbilisi, Georgia, began hosting their acclaimed podcast two years ago. Since then, the club’s curation has featured such underground techno artists such as Joel Mull, Fabrizio Lapiana, Jeff Derringer, and JP Enfant, to name a few.Back for their 35th episode, Bassiani invites CEM — resident and co-founder of gay club night series Herrensauna — […]

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Palms Trax makes rousing Essential Mix debut

Cheekily dubbed as the west country-born, Berlin-based underground star by BBC‘s Pete Tong, Palms Trax has finally made his debut in the Essential Mix DJ booth.Real name Jay Donaldson, Palms Trax’ ubiquity in the dance world is becoming increasingly deserved as time carries on. He has bold sonic inclinations and an unabashed M.O. where he moves between […]

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MUST LISTEN: The Black Madonna makes her stunning BBC Radio 1 residency debut

The “riot girrrl” of dance music, The Black Madonna, has made her 2018 BBC Radio 1 residency debut.Marea Stamper kicked off her residency with zeal, digging into the crates and serving up an archetypically Black Madonna array of deeper cuts from the likes of Talamanca System, Detroit’s Parliament, and the groove-God Kiki Gyan.It’s going to be a […]

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Maceo Plex is set to revive his electro Mariel Ito alias after 12 years

Considering the recent resurgence of electro, and more widespread attention given to acts like Helena Hauff and the seminal DJ Stingray, it’s fitting that Eric Estornel —otherwise known as Maceo Plex — is reviving his electro-focused alias Mariel Ito for the first time in 12 years.Estornel’a returns to this project in a big way, as he’s set […]

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Charlotte de Witte kicks off 2018 with robust ‘Brussels’ track

Rising Belgian artist Charlotte de Witte is preparing a new EP on the recently relaunched British imprint NovaMute — a subsidiary of the renowned Mute label. Having dropped off three incredibly well-received EPs in 2017, de Witte’s latest work has some tough acts to follow.Subsequently, Brussels features three menacing techno cuts, each ridden with rousing versatility and expected enveloping production […]

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John Tejada announces new full-length on Kompakt, shares lead single

John Tejada is returning to the Cologne-based Kompakt Records for his 13th full-length, Dead Start Program.Due out February 9, the 11-track venture will span a dynamic array of Tejada’s signature, soulful techno; from hypnotizing meanderings of acid assemblages to trance-inducing, electro cross-breeds.Tejada’s new album will mark his fourth work on Kompakt, which he’s named after the analog start-up program […]

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MUST LISTEN: Carl Cox kicks off the 25th year of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix

The techno maven Carl Cox has served up the very first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix of the year.Considering the show turns 25 this year, it’s fitting that Cox — who Pete Tong referred to as “one of the most legendary DJs in dance history” — served up the very first mix of the year.Cox’s first […]

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Shlomi Aber makes Drumcode Ltd debut with sharp four-track EP

Israeli producer Shlomi Aber has made his debut on Drumcode Ltd with an articulate four-track EP on the label’s vinyl-only offshoot.While Shlomi Aber is not yet be a household name, his production work spans the last 15 years, with releases on labels like Cocoon, Ovum, R&S, Nonplus +, Figure, and Renaissance. As the of Be As One label […]

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Mark Sherry & Tempo Giusto forge a raunchy tech trance mix in Prism Volume 2

Mark Sherry knows how to knock his audiences back with his raunchy selection of techno and trance, and shows no mercy on his latest Outburst compilation. He comes out swinging on his portion on Prism’s second iteration, opening with a raunchy “Any Time”— an original he made alongside David Forbes under their newly-minted moniker, Thick As Thieves. […]

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Seth Troxler releases ‘In Hindsight’ mix

Seth Troxler‘s devotion to the craft of techno production diverges a bit from his quirky behavior off the decks, but the Detroit-hailing DJ’s status as a production auteur is undeniable. Whether it be a recent headlining performance at Circoloco in Ibiza on New Year’s Day or at Germany’s fabled Timewarp Festival last April, Troxler has been known to […]

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Dirtybird releases EOY track, Ryan Forever’s ‘Nasty’

In lieu of their traditional end of year New Year Special compilation, Dirtybird has instead released one final funktastic track to cap off another illustrious year: “Nasty” by Ryan Forever. Forever test drove the track, his debut Dirtybird release, while spinning at the 2017 Dirtybird Campout‘s notorious Family Set, enrapturing both the crowd and label patriarch, Claude VonStroke, himself.“Nasty” […]

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