Matthew Dear will be premiering the LIVE show for his burgeoning Audion project next Saturday, February 22nd at El Rey Theater here in Los Angeles. From what we understand, this is going to be one hell of a spectacle, with the brains behind Vita Motus (the visual design company responsible for Amon Tobin’s ISAM performance) creating a one-of-a-kind experience matching the sounds of Audion with state of the art lighting, which Dear describes as “a living, breathing fusion of leftfield techno, glowing LED lights and dazzling sound-reactive visuals that’s at turns disorienting, beautiful, and terrifying.”
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The newcomers on the OWSLA block Sluggers just premiered their video for the EP single ‘Turbo Fade’, and it is not for the faint of rave. The heart-racing blend of techno and stabbing house is complimented with an equally edgy visual story thats suggestive and intense… But we love that. Fans of Boys Noize, Mumbai Science and Destructo will be on point with this one. Check the video out above, and pick up their ‘Phantom Fade EP’ out now on OWSLA!
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Blatta & Inesha, but it looks like the guys have been hard at work in the studio refining their style and honing their edge as their upcoming release on BLOOD Music is absolute FIRE. Head label honcho Fake Blood has called the forthcoming two-track EP “one of [his] favorite Blood Music releases of the past while,” and Techno giant, Tiga, lends his big time support saying, “Could it be? Could I actually have gotten a dope promo…. I can step off the edge of this fucking cliff. LWTUA is great….I’ll play it for sure. Top support.”
We back the feedback from both of those guys 100%, as Low Will Tear Us Apart / East Side is one of the best releases we’ve heard in a while as well. Preview below and pick it up on February 3rd.
Finally we get to see some original content from the legend that is Jerome LOL! His brand new EP, Deleted / Fool, on home label Friends of Friends sees its release next month (February 4th to be exact) but today he’s just shared the first single from the EP, featuring the beautiful vocals from Angelina Lucero. Some of you may recognize Lucero from her appearance on Jerome’s previous venture, the Changes LP from LOL Boys.
“Fool” is a developed sense of self from Jerome, an elaboration upon his signature weirdness that places him in a category of producer all his own. Although this is a sort of new sound for Jerome, it’s very much still him. With heavily laden bass drums with skittered snares and chimes rising subtly above them, the track is a heavy clanker with heavy techno leanings, until Lucero’s vocals come in, surprisingly taking things to a simultaneously warmer and haunting place. And in very true-to-form Jerome LOL fashion, he’s got a brand new website up where you can trip out for six minutes with the track. Uh, I think ‘jerry-built’ would be an applicable pun here.
Stream the new track below, and if you want to preorder the whole EP (psst… I listened to it and it’s very good) you can do so by clicking HERE.
Electro/Techno brethren Bart B More & TAI have hit us with some huge releases over the past couple years, and are back in 2014 with a monster of a track called Alkaline. Resembling the high energy and ripping synths of their last collab “Spezi”, their follow up “Alkaline” is a roaring techno ride that will grace this year’s festival circuit from the likes of Boys Noize, Zombie Nation, Steve Aoki and more. We’ve been lucky enough to get the exclusive release, grab it below and hold on tight!
Also, be on the look out for TAI’s new EP called “Just Smile” coming out on Dim Mak February 11th!
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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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