After transplanting to LA from Australia, the man with long black hair and a penchant for dark techno has been a slave to the studio. Craig’s newest EP dropped this week on fellow Australian label Motorik, and he dialed in two heaters with the underground queen Louisahhh!!! Her vocals pair dangerously well with Craig’s raw power, and with support from the likes of Brodinski and Riva Starr, this release should see him boost up the ranks of upcoming techno producers. You can catch Craig at Dim Mak Studios on September 17th where he’ll be doing a back to back set with label mate Jensen Interceptor.
Our good homies DJ Skeet Skeet aka Yung Skeeter & Wax Motif have teamed up to do a colossal 2-track EP and we’re getting the exclusive sneak-premiere of the EP’s diabolical techno b-side called “Hush Hush” before its released tomorrow on Dim Mak Records!
Producers YUNG SKEETER and WAX MOTIF join forces on the 2-track release “Next To Me.” Two monstrous sounds collide on this release, packing a double punch with tracks “Next to Me” featuring Nevaeh and “Hush Hush,” bringing forth music that is as brisk as it is fiery hot. “Next To Me” takes listeners on a new high built with an aggressive electro crunch smoothed out by airy female vocals. “Hush Hush” delves into deeper house territory with a pinch of the trademark Dim Mak electro sound.
Producers out there! Do you want a release on the infamous german electro/techno label “Maehtrasher” alongside death techno master Rob de large and some big name remixers?
No problem, we’ve got an exclusive remix competition lined up to let you show us what you can do… Remix one of Robs two originals, send a soundcloud-link per email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Deadline: September 10th) and the best remix of each of the two originals gets released. BUT WAIT – in addition to the remix, one of these two winners will get an original released on Mähtrasher Records. Rob de Large and label boss aUtOdiDakT will listen to every entry and personally pick the winners.
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Our friends over at Prep School Recordings continue their spotlight of rising talent with the LA techno young gun Modus. His self-titled EP was released today, featuring 3 originals that boast a huge tech house sound. The EDC Discovery Project winner displays an homage to European greats and a fresh take on the time-tested genre. Fans of Mark Knight, UMEK and Pleasurekraft will be all over these tracks, so check it out below and grab the free bootleg remix as well!
Our San Diego friends Dimeuhduzen have finally found a home for their new single ‘RNSSNS’ on Circuit Freq Records, a monster of a track already supported by the likes of Brodinski, Sound Of Stereo, Turbo Turbo and TJR. The track is full fledged barrage of industrial techno that stabs and strikes all the way to the bitter end. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!
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Chalk up one more for the London Techno scene. Just this morning on Twitter, the legend Erol Alkan announced that he has signed Ghost Culture to his label, Phantasy Sound, and his debut EP will hit sometime in late October. Erol also included a link to what appears to be Ghost Culture’s first ever DJ mix, featuring an unbelievably savvy tracklist with contributions from Spectral, FXHE, Ovum, and what may be a track from the forthcoming October release on Phantasy titled “Red Smoke.” Listen below.
This has been a strong summer for UK based Alex Metric, who’s spent his time touring all over the world playing out the biggest festivals in the industry to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game for his new hit single. His unpredictable and insatiable sets at HARD Summer were some of our staff favorites and quite the musical expeditions. With roots and influences spread throughout the early days of the electronic industry, his eclectic taste and style surely shines through in his music. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch Alex this summer be sure to checkout his latest August DJ Mix and without further adieu:
There is not much I can say about Loco Dice without waxing poetic about the man. He is a fucking absolute legend and in complete honesty seeing him for the first time changed the way I appreciate, enjoy, evaluate, and interpret dance music. I’m not even kidding.
His impeccably-chosen selection of tracks for his most recent compilation “Loco Dice In The House” is out now on Defected, which has allowed for both the label and the artist to extend their reach past what individually may have tied them to a particular sound or style. Traversing across a wide array of music, from older productions, his own work, tracks via his label Desolat, brand new tunes, and influences from hip-hop to Detroit techno, Loco Dice continues to solidify his identity as a master storyteller. Every step in the process of curating and mixing a compilation is one Dice pulls off with immense accuracy: from the track selection, to the order, to the piecing and mixing and layering. Loco Dice is one of the best at compelling you to dance, and to never stop dancing.
In liu of the 2-Disc compilation, as well as his full-flexed weekly party USED+ABUSED in Ibiza, I sent over a few questions to Dice to answer. I’m incredibly happy he found the time to talk to us amidst his unrelenting tour, promo, and residency schedule, and without further ado here is out chat with one of GDD’s all time favorites (not to mention #8 on our Sexiest DJs list): Loco Dice.
Los Angeles is buzzing with fresh techno and house. Whether a label or producer is just getting their start here, or setting up shop from wherever else in the world they came from, it’s becoming a hotspot for this sound and what’s happening here is quickly gaining notoriety like cities such as Berlin, Detroit, and London have. Two names that are keeping the pot bubbling are LA’s very own Body High and their newest signee’s Newbody.
I first heard this song earlier this week on KCRW here in Los Angeles and was so blown away by it that I had to break out good ol’ Shazam to find it’s maker. In my search I found that it comes from Chicago-born, DJ Colette, and is part of her forthcoming LP due out on August 27th via her own label, Candy Talk Records. Colette cites influence from the likes of Kraftwerk, Romanthony, and Africa Bambaataa for this free single which sonically highlights the vocalist/producer’s vocal range and Oizo-esque synth work. Grab it for free below. √+