Archive | techno

DA’s Movement 2018 soundtrack: 10 tracks that rocked the festival

1) Andrés – New For U (Live) From DJing with Slum Village back in the day, to playing congas, to rocking the MPC and making some of the most soulful house around, Dez Andrés is one of the finest that Detroit has to offer. Andrés had a jam-packed Movement weekend filled with afterparty appearances, contributions […]

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Demonstrators used techno to drown out far-right rallies in Berlin

The power of techno may have been used for its greatest good yet, as recent rallies in Berlin found far-right protestors thwarted by club beats as they marched through the capital. The self-proclaimed anti-immigrant, anti-Islam political party Alternative for Germany won its first seats in parliament last year, and the recent march marks the first public […]

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Beatport unveils new product roadmap and annual genre rankings, techno reigns supreme

Beatport has introduced a new product roadmap as a part of their continued “commitment to developing independent music and labels” at Ibiza‘s annual International Music Summit. Hype Charts, Beatport’s most outright effort to support rising labels, will arrive in early-June. “With so many incredible releases added to Beatport each week, there’s a lot of competition for the […]

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Navigating the technosphere with Ø [Phase]: a pre-Movement discussion

An enigmatic persona exists deep within the techno rabbit hole. Using the moniker Ø [Phase] (né Ashley Burchett), the stalwart DJ and producer has made his mark on things dark, atmospheric, and downright technical. His productions are as hypnotic and diverse as his sets, covering a mélange of stylings that range from subdued and almost tribal, […]

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Premiere: Anton Dhouran feat. Ed Begley – The Myth of Tarae (Third Son Edition)

The Myth Of Tarae is a veritable story in LP form, and a powerful porfolio of Anton Dhouran’s abilities as a producer. Therefore, he had to ensure that those he chose to remix his originals are equally adept at conveying, and enhancing his vision. Third Son thus came as a shoe-on for the job. The […]

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Techno Tuesday: Avision tells a tale of techno and working hard for success

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. Passion, patience, and […]

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Techno Tuesday: My Favorite Robot select the tracks that define their MFR Imprint

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. My Favorite Robot […]

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What are Lady Gaga and Boys Noize up to?

God bless Twitter. It’s a lawless breeding ground for the Internet’s worst moments, but among many other uses, it has become a powerful vehicle for speedy, viral marketing grabs and not-so-subtle distribution channel for our favorite artists. Whatever Lady Gaga and Boys Noize are up to with the recent exchange of some very juicy tweets […]

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Pan-Pot and Chus & Ceballos try their hand at Carl Cox’ ‘Your Light Shines On’ [EP Review]

Beloved icon Carl Cox cast his 2016 single “Your Light Shines On” out into the electrosphere, and it returned to him reimagined by two stalwart duo. Chus & Ceballos offered up a house-based rendition of the original, opting to stay truer its roots. That isn’t to say they didn’t make it into their own. The […]

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Desert Hearts lets 2018 lineup loose, gives away free pair of tickets for the wait [CONTEST + ANNOUNCEMENT]

The time to enjoy three unhindered days of House, Techno, & Love under one Desert Hearts stage is imminent, with April 28 less than a month away. Accordingly, the beloved tranformational brand’s crew has unveiled potentially its most stacked lineup to date. Damian Lazarus stands out as a veritable “star of the show,” with the […]

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Adana Twins go dark on ‘Sequence 01’ [Premiere + Interview]

If the name “Adana Twins” doesn’t ring a bell, their music is certain to conjure memories of nights out, or days spent dancing in the open air. The German duo has caught the house and techno world by storm, crafting up melodically-inclined releases that fulfill cravings for both sentimentality and grittiness. Having spent well over […]

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3D discuss their legendary union, Danny Howells’ return from hiatus, and more ahead of debut tour [Interview]

Danny Howells, Dave Seaman, and Darren Emerson are icons in their own right. Each of these three stalwarts has spent well over two decades on the international circuit, pioneering the sounds of house, progressive, and other groove-centered strains of dance music. Their unrelenting standards and passion for what they do drives their continued success. When […]

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Techno Tuesday: Steve Bug talks label longevity, new album ‘Paradise Sold’ with Langenberg

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. For over two […]

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Alan Fitzpatrick – The Colours Of A Dream [EP Review]

Alan Fitzpatrick has committed absolute carnage in the form of a brand new EP. The Colours of a Dream is as dynamic as one might guess it, with three distinctive pounders that detonate on the dancefloor in different ways. “Colour Of A Dream” kicks the EP into action on an anthemic note, lacing empowering and […]

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The Do LaB taps Thugfucker, Luttrell, Brasstracks, Chris Lake, & more for Coachella stage

The Do LaB always runs a welcome oasis amid the Coachella chaos, fostering a chilled atmosphere with the most cutting edge house and tech talent set within their stage’s shady confines. It feels like the company, which runs festivals like Lighting in a Bottle, Lucidity, and the Dirtybird Campouts, outdoes itself with its artist bill […]

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Solomun’s Diynamic Records is launching a new festival

Founded in 2006 by Solomun and Adriano Trolio, the German powerhouse label Diynamic has undeniably positioned itself amongst the globe’s top imprints. With Diynamic festivals in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Brazil, along with two weekly residencies on Ibiza, Solomun’s events have become synonymous with a DIY techno attitude and their sold-out showcases across the world. Now the Hamburg-based record […]

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Premiere: Thomas Schumacher – Dances On Wood

Thomas Schumacher is a Renaissance man when it comes to techno. The German stalwart believes deeply in self reinvention, and attests his two-decade-plus success in the industry to such a modus operandi. However, one thing that remains consistent with Schumacher is his penchant for all things dark and intense. Take for instance his newest A-side […]

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Premiere: Steve Parry – 303 V (OC & Verde Remix)

Signs generally point to a new act’s credibility if they happen to be a recipient of early support from the likes of John Digweed, Adam Beyer, and Maceo Plex, among other established veterans. OC & Verde have accomplished such a feat, and their strong ethic only continues to land them critical acclaim with each carefully-crafted release. The pair […]

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