All hail the the dark lord of Gore-Tex and techno. The mind behind Healthgoth is back again with the third installment of his guest mix series. Commanding the decks this go round is New York-based Black Asteroid, whose dark productions serve as the perfect backbone for the mixtape. Four-to-the-floor tech beats line this one from start to finish, and could serve as some nice background noise to break in a new pair of black-on-black Air Max 90s. Enjoy the mix along with free download, and keep your eye out for more from Healthgoth.
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Who’s in the mood for some techno? Our friends Dimeuhduzen have really put together some hellish vibes for this, their latest release. ”Dismantled” is an ode to hard hitting, club killing techno madness. Sampling some truly devilish laughs and incorporating some cool percussion patterns, they do well to form a ruthless tune from start to finish. Stream it below and look out for more from these guys.
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2014 was a pretty mental year for dance music, and it warms our hearts to see the sudden explosion of house music catching on here in America. With acts like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Clean Bandit getting Grammy nominations, it’s safe to say we’re in for a wild ride in 2015.
Here’s my 60 minute take on the last 12 months that features music from Oliver Heldens, Gorgon City, Maceo Plex and much more.
Best wishes in the new year!
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GDD has teamed up with Healthgoth.com to bring you a definitive soundtrack for your workouts. We’ve enlisted some of our favorite DJs and producers to make mixes for you to blast in your headphones to help drown out the Top 40 and help you finish that last rep. The first installment came correct from Philadelphia street bass god Starkey, and we’ve enlisted the help of the Brazilian power-duo, Mixhell, to bring you an hour of thrashing techno that includes new heat from Barnt, Brodinski, and a host of others to get you sweating.
What better way to start off the week than with a serving of French techno. The Fake Music label boss Yoann Feynman has teamed up with Monomotion to give us the banging ”Gaza”. Driven by a sinister bassline that would have fellow countryman Gesaffelstein proud, it takes a cinematic approach with a tension-building breakdown that begs for a Ryan Gosling car chase a la ‘Drive’. The Parisian based artists are crossing the pond to set up shop in LA in 2015, so expect to see a lot more from the Fake imprint.
A seven year break between full length studio albums has left Joris Voorn fans, myself included, hungry for new material. Because Joris is such a quintessential figure across the deeper shades of electronic music, it was difficult to predict some centerpiece sound in his latest project. That being said, I began listening to Nobody Knows with an open mind for anything. What I found was a breathtaking marriage of electronica and instrumentation — full review after the jump.
Almost a year ago, the Miami based outfit Sluggers crept onto the scene with a 4-track package on OWSLA. It was a blend of thumping, warehouse inspired techno that raised more than a few eyebrows. They followed that up with a release earlier this year on Fools Gold, which saw them shift gears slightly to glitchy synth work and wobbly bass growls, however, their latest efforts seem to have reverted back to their original approach. Their Voyager EP, which dropped yesterday and is available for free download courtesy of Main Course, sees the duo make considerable strides on honing their sound. The standout track is Particles, which is an absolute weapon that’s fully equipped with a bellowing siren and processed snares that are fit for an ENTER stage. Contact follows similar suit with tidy percussion work and slick vocal chops, and Horizon closes the EP out with dirtybird-esque breaks and bass design. This release is another reason why Main Course has quickly become one of the most influential labels in the game right now, and should also give Sluggers some proper momentum heading into 2015.
The Venezuelan duo Fur Coat have spent the last few years climbing the rungs of the underground ladder and are firmly planted at the top. Since the release of their 2012 anthem ‘You & I‘, the duo has shifted gears from sing-along deep house tunes to chugging, techno burners as reflected by their most recent Crosstown Rebels release, U Turn. After a strong summer touring clubs like DC10 in Ibiza and Treehouse in Miami, Fur Coat gave our friends over at Boomrat an inside look into their secret weapons. Stream the entire playlist below.
Joshua Garcia, aka Modus, has been on a steady ascent as a local artist here in Los Angeles, and he’s well on his way to becoming an international contender. Through his pumping techno/tech-house productions like his latest single, “There’s No Limit,” and consistent gigs at some of LA’s finest nightclubs, he’s been cultivating a loyal, like-minded fan-base, while shaping his distinctive sound by drawing upon influences such as Dusky, Umek, & Richie Hawtin. Modus is now stepping up his game with a new podcast series, Operandi Radio, and in celebration, we have an outstanding special edition of our guest mix series that will satisfy your needs for darker grooves.
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Quite fitting for this Halloween month – Aussie brethren Jensen Interceptor and Craig Williams collaborated on an EP for GND records and it is a diabolical concoction of techno. Their Divide EP features noise fit for any berlin dungeon or french basement, boasting club-piping tracks that fans of Gesaffelstein, TIGA, and Boys Noize will be all over.
The EP has made serious waves in its realm, gaining support from the likes of Jon Convex, Zombie Nation, Thomas Schumacher, Sharooz, Djedjotronic, Mixhell, Monsieur Monsieur, Shadow Dancer, Louisahhh and more!
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