Out now is the latest from Le Castle Vania’s label Always Never Records, an amazing and multi-faceted six track EP from Miami based producers SLDGHMR. I’m really impressed – there’s not a whole lot of young American producers that have finesse and versatility in delivering an EP that progresses from barreling techno to indie/nu-disco type stylings whilst maintaining a sound true to their artistry.
The recent release of Dim Mak Record’s freshman class compilation NEW NOISE VOL. 4 featured many new faces on the scene, one of which being our LA Aussie mate Craig Williams leading the brigade with his single “So Shake”. The track pairs a gritty bassline with a dirty vocal sample of “Shake whatcha momma gave ya” – a fusion of techno, electro and hip hop make this one a staple example of Dim Mak’s NEW NOISE movement. Listen to it below, and pick it up today on Beatport!
Craig is a Aussie DJ/Producer is on the rise with more remixes in the works for Dim Mak and has much more in store release-wise for the summer including some hot collaborations with Louisahhh!!! of the famed Bromance Records crew & Montreal-House royalty Prince Club.
Zone Music is a haven for modern Techno. The imprint’s founders, Gesaffelstein & The Hacker, have carved somewhat of a niche alongside their fellow Frenchmen over at Bromance Records, pushing for the cutting edge, bouncy, bassy Techno that we’ve all learned to love. Forthcoming on Zone is a 3-track EP from Maelstrom — a promising young producer from the West coast of France with previous releases on Sound Pellegrino, dirtybird, and BNR Trax. The title track of the Resistance EP that we’re premiering today fuses a love of Detroit Techno fundamentals with a new age French twist, providing for a uniquely indefatigable production. Preview “Resistance” below and pick up the release on May 29th. √+
The second EP on Crookers‘ new imprint, Ciao Recs, has been released today, and it comes from London-based duo, Louis Benoit — two producers (Unitz + Arc 88) that had previously worked individually before coming together and producing the Clark Kent EP, which Crookers just couldn’t pass up. The title track brings back memories of the glory days of Electro in 2008 — wonky, crunched-out synth leads matched with thumping, relentless bass — while the B-side “What’s Your Angle?” incorporates a Progressive build-up before dropping a deep, bassline that pummels into the Techno realm. Support already in from Boys Noize, Riton, Crookers, and more. Pick it up on Beatport.
In 4 short days, Digitalism will be kicking off their anticipated brand new live tour across the US with the first show on Tuesday night at the Independent in San Francisco. Coinciding with this new tour is a new mix from Jence and Isi, featuring some good ol’ Techno from guys like Zombie Nation, Sharooz, and Harvard Bass, as well as their new remix of Bloc Party’s “Truth” forthcoming on Toolroom. Listen below and head over here for full US tour schedule.
UK madman Sharooz‘s new project Vails jumps on the scene with “Beaster,” a body jacking slice of analog techno. This one is a must-have for fans of drum machines, dark warehouses and heavy breathing robots. Grab it now FREE for a limited time on Fool’s Gold records Clubhouse release. YUM.
Out tomorrow, this double header of techno awesomeness is out of this world, literally. The “Astronauts” EP by up and coming Belgian duo Moore & Lezz is the most recent release from Tommie Sunshines‘ Brooklyn Fire Recordings. Check out the stream below and don’t forget to pick it up on Beatport tomorrow!
Monday will see the release of a two-pack of Hotflush goodies that have been staples in the label boss’ set for the past few months. One of these top tunes is Scuba‘s remix of Detroit-based Jimmy Edgar‘s ‘Sex Drive,’ and it is phenomenal. Starting out seemingly harmless, ‘Sex Drive’ builds for the first minute before you’re taken deep down into bouncy darkness. No lasers or flashes required for this one, just keep the lights down and the subs up. Pick it up along with SCB’s remix of Scuba’s ‘Hardbody’ on the 22nd. √+
There’s something viciously nostalgic about french house producer Panteros666 latest LP Hyper Reality. This new album released by one of my favorite labels, Bromance Records, seamlessly blends 90′s hardcore rave samples and dark house vibes, unquestionably inducing you into a convulsion of no return. Hyper Reality converges into a musical concept like no other, there’s no doubt an alien abduction took place and the message is… DESTROY!
Panteros666 aka Victor Watel has spent years developing his cyber-pscychedelic aesthetic, cleverly molding genres from acid techno to future bass, and even some southern rap influences. Expect drone-type vocal samples, steady bass lines, apocalyptic synths and just an overall invitation to another dimension. Definitely not an album for the faint of heart. Check out the Hyper Reality mini mix and what Panteros666 crafted for his live shows… the future is here!
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Known from time to time to do the disco, Pat Lok is also not afraid to knock you on your ass. His latest concoction, called “Crazy Juice”, is a fireball shot full of high energy + wild warehouse vibes, sure to get you wasted on the dancefloor. 151 proof, indeed. If it were 4am and the rave was going strong, I don’t think anybody would be upset if a 30-minute extended version of “Crazy Juice” was all that was playing. And if that’s not enough to go off of, just check out what his peers are saying:
Volta Bureau – “Diggin this one. Real jackin”
Danny C90s – “BANGER”
Nacey (Misun) – “Love this! Basslines over everything forever”
Flash Mode – “Heavy man! Like Shadow Child on ecstasy”
Laberge – “brb taking an E”
Get jacked up on that “Crazy Juice”….