Techno

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Formed through a mutual love of jackin’ deep house and techno, the production and DJ duo, DKDS, has been bubblin’ up since their inception in NYC’s underground. With an affinity for darker vibes, they’ve been focusing on a sound fit for all night warehouse parties and the like, so it’s no surprise that they are adding to their Safer At Night catalog with a forthcoming EP dropping  in the Fall. To tide you over until then, we’ve enlisted DKDS for a guest mix, and they have brought us an excellent 1-hour offering featuring a diverse selection of jams that will easily satisfy your need for grooves.

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After just hitting #1 on the Hype Machine charts earlier this week, Australian 2-man outfit, Indian Summer, are back at it with a remix for the soulful club record, “Protect,” from Modular People signee and GDD™ fav, Beni. Taking Beni’s original into dark, Techno-infused territory, Indian Summer create an engaging creepiness with their remix equipped with menacing stabs, pitched down vocals, and a half-time breakdown that sets up a dynamic second half of the tune.

Listen first below, and if you’re in Australia you can pick it up today, if you’re in the US, snag it next week.

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The Parisian duo known as ALESIA has broken through with their genre-defying style of dance music, and the world is has taken notice. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more, ALESIA is also being recognized by well-respected tastemakers in the scene, while keeping their music fresh and forward-thinking. In their fantastic guest mix, which they’ve dubbed “I Call My Brother ‘Moon’ Cause He Shine Like One,” they offer a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms made cohesive with their harder, high energy vibe that will keep you on the edge of your seat – or off of it, for that matter. Enjoy the mix below and stay tuned for ALESIA‘s sophomore EP on OWSLA this Summer.

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Our Toronto boys Meech & Rynecologist have finally fused into one force known as RYME – releasing their debut BAK DEN EP on BoysNoize records label TRAX. The two have shown a variety of styles in their solo productions – but their love for old school Chicago House, Detroit Techno and Baltimore Club led the way in inspiration for their debut EP “BAK DEN”. This collaborative debut is an homage to a music scene which was underground, simple and real. The EP already has support from the likes of Sinden, Brodinski, Crookers, Toddla T, and the BNR crew – not to mention is climbing the Beatport TECHNO charts… Listen below and grab it now on beatport!

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After a brief hiatus, the Kurtz & Bomber duo is back with the second installment of their Berlin Breeze mixtape series. Drawing from their influences that range from soulful house to banging techno, the hour long mixtape is a cosmic journey through a dynamic field of auditory bliss. With all cylinders currently firing, expect to hear the follow-up EP to their last acclaimed Work On Me EP that was released on the legendary Bedrock imprint.

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Nick Dow IS a young, up and coming producer from Scotland. I was a good two hours into Hot Since 82′s last set at The Avalon when he purposefully dropped a techno anthem that Shazaam was kind enough to bring to my attention. One can only hope to be in a room large enough, at a time late enough, and with a crowd rowdy enough to be able to unleash the progressive techno vehemoth Nick Dow calls, “Living Shadow,” and as months pass by I still can’t get the track out of my recently played playlist. Continue Reading

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Dark sounds have been brewing down in San Diego… the mysterious duo known as Dimeuhduzen have broken into the scene with influences from the infamous Bromance and Motorik labels, producing hard pounding techno fit for the warehouse. Their latest Nu Heirs EP just landed a release on the French based Police Records, featuring 3 tracks with a sinister appeal. The noise hasn’t gone unheard, already gaining early support from the likes of Brodinski, Canblaster, Sound Of Stereo, Designer Drugs, and more. Take my word for it – if you like Gesaffelstein, Boys Noize or Proxy, then you’ll be ALL OVER these tracks.

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LA producer, CRNKN, has released his first official EP this week on the free-release imprint, Nest, putting together six tracks as a concept EP with a diverse menu of genres that leans far from the music he was making just a year ago. The EP, The Clearing, shows a truly creative side of CRNKN that sets him apart artistically from his peers — a rare quality amongst the publish now/think later mentality that is the dance music community as of late. From Flume-ish chillout to Gesaffelstein-like Techno, CRNKN tells a story with The Clearing that has us fully entertained. Download the EP below and watch the very cool concept video for the EP as well. √+

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Catz ‘N DogzPets Recordings has just announced its third edition of Friends Will Carry You Home — the curatorial compilation series featuring the imprint’s fine family including Trikk, Nick Monaco, Kill Frenzy, Catz Eats Dogz (aka Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Eats Everything), and longtime GDD™ favorite, Danny Daze. The 18-track compilation will be released in three parts over the month of May and will host a treasure trove of some of the best House and Techno out there at the moment.

And speaking of top tunes, we are happy to premiere today the full preview of Danny Daze’s contribution to the compilation — a heady, atmospheric Techno mover titled “I Can’t Breathe,” which will be released in the third installment of the compilation on Monday, May 19th. Listen to the √+ track below and read on for the full tracklist and release schedule.

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Back in March, we threw one hell of a soiree with the Sweat It Out! crew in Miami during WMC. The takeaway included a most excellent hangover and an even stronger appreciation for what these Australians are doing to dance music. There’s no better example than Go Freek‘s We Can Ride release, which dropped today on the Sweat! imprint. There’s a mess of pads and bellowing bass blasts that dart around a pitched down vocal sample. They’ve dubbed it gutter tech, which more or less makes perfect sense. They also rounded up an A-team of support for remix duty, featuring mixes from Terace, Torren Foot, Craig Williams, and Dom Dolla, which are pretty damn great in their own right. You can pick up full package on Beatport.

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