It’s safe to say that Jimmy Edgar and his imprint, Ultramajic, are steaming right now, and the Whip release from Aden out today is a prime example. Folks everywhere have been pumping out the original jawn, including Techno giants Loco Dice, Boys Noize, and Scuba, and Jimmy’s remix is the ultimate cherry on top as the label boss cuts up the original and adds some proper jackin’ feel.
The Whip EP is a triumphant start for the label in 2014, and there are already another two EPs in the pipeline from Danny Daze and Sophie that are sure to keep the momentum going. Have a listen to Jimmy’s remix below and pick up the EP on Beatport. √+
Topping our ‘Ones To Watch in 2014′, the Bixel Boys jump into the new year with a intensely edited highlight-esque video for their recent release Black December on Sweat It Out! Music. If this doesn’t hype you up for sports and techno I don’t know what will….
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Hot off the Beatport chart success of “Paradise,” his collab with Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, Los Angeles-based Aussie Craig Williams has been creating quite the buzz for himself as of late with his eclectic releases that span the genres of techno, electro, and ghetto tech. Craig recently reached the 10k Likes milestone on Facebook (and is actually now above 12k!) and also has a birthday coming up, so he decided to celebrate and give back something special to thank all of his old and new fans alike to thank them for their support.
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If NYC duo DKDS haven’t made their way onto your radar just yet, don’t worry, but let this mix be a nice little introduction for you. Two cousins sharing a passion for House and Techno, DKDS started only in the past couple of years and the guys have seemingly just started working on originals within the past 6 months, hanging under the wing of T&B bossman Luca Venezia and his √+ project, Curses.
The guys have been announced to play Verboten‘s New Year’s Eve event at a massive warehouse location in the city, joining up with Eats Everything, Star Eyes, and a special guest to be announced closer to the event, and to give us a preview of their set, DKDS have put together the most recent installment of Verboten Transmissions, featuring over an hour of some jackin’ tunes that are putting me in a warehouse vibe for sure.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on these guys in 2014…
Our good homies the Bixel Boys have had a huge breakout year and cap it off with their follow up original EP Bring It On on the legendary NYC based Nervous Records. The title track ‘Bring It On’ is a marching band inspired monster – massive snares and cheer vocal chops tidal wave into a heavy drop of sinister brass band stabs and a bouncing bass line. The B-side ‘CPR’ carries a slower rate (113bpm and literally samples a cardiac monitor) with a warehouse feel of grinding techno/electro. The EP already has received support from the likes of Congorock, Kastle, LA Riots, Tittsworth, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, Harvard Bass, Adrian Lux, 3LAU and many more.
The remix savants have really made a recent change in their sound, with their most recent releases solely being banging underground tracks with big room viability. Listen below, and be sure to catch them over NYE weekend at SnowGlobe Music Festival December 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, CA.
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Just when you though one of the best tracks from everyones favorite Parisian was left for dead… our boy Valentino Khan has revived Gesaffelstein’s Bromance monster “Control Movement” and beefed it up for the main stage. Khan toured this year with The Bloody Beetroots and then recently with Skrillex, so this one has been heard far and wide… now its yours for FREE!
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Well, this is certainly a first. I’d never wondered what horny ghosts did in creepy haunted houses until seeing the new music video for “Andrea” from French Techno duo, Alesia. The track is the lead single from their debut EP out on OWSLA tomorrow. Check it.
After a successful string of remixes along with an EP out on OWSLA, Los Angeles duo, Phantoms, has followed up with yet another high profile remix; this time taking on the chart-topping single, “Reflektor,” from Arcade Fire. Utilizing original percussion, Phantoms kick up the tempo and add a bit of Techno flare, with punching sinister synths fit for late night play. Free for download below.
Harvard Bass says in life you must “Stay True”… to who you are. And in this case “Stay True” to the music you live and love and then release it on a label that has never wavered.
After slaving away in the studio this year, our friend and favorite Victor Hugo aka Harvard Bass is set to release his debut album STAY TRUE this Monday, November 25th. It was a no-brainer for him to choose Relief Records as it’s home, the Chicago-based label owned by techno legend Green Velvet (whom he has collaborated with on ‘Lazer Beams’, ‘Kickin It’, ‘Sinkhole’ and his forthcoming ‘Bucket Boys’).
Starting tonight in San Diego, Harvard Bass kicks off a series of parties to celebrate the album dropping next week. Each party is planned to have several of his friends and special guests play sets, which is making for some exciting lineups all weekend long. The best part – ALL PARTIES ARE FREE!
11.21 – The Office – San Diego, CA
11.22 – La Mija – Tijuana, MX
11.24 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
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Twin Turbo, the baby brother to Tiga’s legendary Turbo imprint, readies their next release with Phil Kieran. Kieran oozes class on this EP with carefully pitched sonic noises and the kind of tight percussion that’s fit for a dark warehouse. This package sees the re-release of Saturdays, a track that made its rounds on the festival circuit this summer after it saw a release on the Turbo Miami Lifestyle compilation in March. The standout track for me on the release comes from the Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz, whose take on Saturdays is a chunky, behemoth of a track that left me with sweaty palms and a mildly uncomfortable feeling of nausea and slight euphoria, which is exactly what you want in a techno track. Pick up the full EP when it drops on November 18th.