Techno

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I’ve been a big believer in LA’s own Drezo for quite some time now.  For many, it seems like this guy came out of the woodwork with that huge “A Milli” edit.  Nay!  Homeboy has been slinging techno heaters since I was in a Fraternity (thats a long time).  Drezo has his own very unique spin on the techno/house marriage.  Some of the harder bass sequences you’ll hear dance around stunning production.  His latest is a remix of Vice’s track “Find A Way,” and you’ll have to find a way to keep your speakers from exploding when you jam to this one.  Think underground.  Like waaay underground.  Check out the track below and grab support Drezo by grabbing it on iTunes.

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Here’s the happiest title of a track you’ll hear all week.  The driving techno sounds packed inside make me equally as happy.  As Dusky gears up to release the forthcoming “Ordinary World” EP, he’s been dropping some gems.  The latest, “Parakeet Feet,” features some charming synths, a demonic vox sample, and booming bass.  Get psyched for this whole EP to be released July 31st.

The latest track to be debuted from their four-track ‘Ordinary World EP’ (out July 31on 17 Steps), Dusky’s ‘Parakeet Feet’ marks another fresh sound from the diverse duo. Channeling the pair’s love of big room techno, the hypnotic ‘Parakeet Feet’ is built around an insistent and repetitive lead line that morphs throughout the song, as well as the distinctive ‘Talk To Me’ vocals. 

Nodding to formative influences such as Underworld, Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias and Slam, ‘Parakeet Feet’ is match made for the many festival stages that Dusky will be playing across the summer and was debuted on BBC Radio 1 by B. Traits last Friday.   

“Techno in all its forms has always featured strongly throughout our DJ sets – as well as productions – and ‘Parakeet Feet’ is our homage to the big, rolling festival variants of the sound. There’s definitely a melodic touch to the breakdown, as with a lot of our tracks, but the overall effect we aimed for was one of intensity and energy” -Dusky

‘Parakeet Feet’ joins the classy, catchy and ambient-influenced ‘Skin Deep’ and mutant 4/4 rave alarm of ‘Jilted’ in tracks that have been premiered fro the ‘Ordinary World EP’, with the quirky roller ‘Squeezer’ still to come.

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How about some dark techno for a little late night jam?  Jackin With The Drums is a production team based in Belgium who have some serious prowess in the studio.  Their latest remix for Sovenger is a haunting journey of jutting synths and rolling percussion.  The album art is certainly applicable, as the elements of this track really come together in a rhythm relatable to a steam engine.  Keep your next party rolling into the wee hours with this dark masterpiece.

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A preview of our WMC week in Miami to come, we’re proud to premiere the forthcoming single “Pussé” from Toronto duo RYME. Their Pussé/Time 2 Bump EP is due out March 23 on BNR TRAX (sub-label of BoysNoize Records), and will also feature remixes from the likes of Don Rimini, Sinden, and Cosella. Pussé is jackin, ghetto, and energetic – symbolic of the duo’s love for Chicago House, Detroit techno, and Baltimore club for good measure. Listen below, and pick it up next week on BNR TRAX!

Early support: Anna Lunoe, Crookers, Busy P, Digitalism, Jack Master, Junior Sanchez, Proxy, Ben Mono, Parris Mitchell, and more.

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If you’re looking for some dark, late night techno — look no further.  Local Los Angeles DJ/Producer Modus is here to satisfy all of your crunchy dance-floor stomping desires with his new remix for Late Night Alumni.  Haunting chord progressions serve as a backdrop to a heavy bass line and jackin’ percussive elements.  Let the ethereal vocals guide you through this 8 minute voyage.  Enjoy!

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Dirtybird’s young gun, Justin Jay, is moving up in the world as his debut Momentum EP on Catz ‘N Dogz’ trusted label, Pets Recordings, is finally out for all to enjoy. In the midst of his last semester at the University of Southern California, this gifted 21-year-old has been cranking out jam after jam in his bedroom, working alongside artists like Kill Frenzy. From deep, to tech, to carefree vibes, Justin’s 3-track Momentum EP shows how much he has matured over the last months, both personally and musically, and it’s excellent to see his musical sophistication shining through once again. Enjoy the EP below and pick it up on Beatport.



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A few weeks back, we featured a huge tune called “Dismantled.”  It’s producers, a duo by the name of Dimeuhduzen, are now back again with an entire EP.  It features three tracks — “Blvck Entities, Leather Gloves, Secret Society” — that all carry a crushing techno vibe.  These hectic tracks are also accompanied by a slew of remix support from Workerpoor, YB?, BS1, Freak Slaughter, Baroque, Automat, Beaumanoir, Tilaux and AUCAN.  The result is one great big mega-pack of dance floor heat.  Grab the whole thing on Beatport now!

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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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