In my chat with Crosson about the DRM project, he talks about how the partnership came about, struggling through 27 versions of one song on the album, and how its good to be unrestrained in the studio… Continue Reading
The legendary master of the decks, DJ Sneak, is lending his talents to the newest Fabriclive mix. This mix has something for everyone, Sneak’s meticulous track selection gives us a plethora of music styles from Chicago House gems to dark and popping techno. If that’s not enough to sell you, DJ Sneak had this to say about this recent mix, “I am very proud, excited and confident this mix will entertain for many years to come… As long as I’m alive, house music is not dead!”
Nic and Mark Fanciulli‘s Saved Records is always a one-stop shop for good House tunes, and today we’ve been sent over two releases that are on-point as usual. The first EP comes from Andrea Oliva, the Basel-based producer known for his Tech House prowess as seen in previous releases on Hideout, Cadenza, and others. The Out Of Town EP is a two-track set of rollers that was just released on Beatport today, and a must grab if you’ve never heard any of his other work.
The second gift we received from Saved today is a new single, ‘Sacrifice,’ from labelhead Mark Fanciulli. Again, it perfectly resembles the Saved sound and will make its debut the 27th of February. Head on after the jump to stream! Continue Reading
For the past two summers, the Cadenza label’s Vagabundos party has been hailed as one of Ibiza’s biggest success stories. Taking place every Sunday at Pacha, Luciano‘s label have brought a new edge to the club scene in Ibiza Town by upping the profile of a more groovy minimal techno sound.
This summer’s Vagabundos parties have seen sets from the Cadenza regulars as well as a host of outside talent including Carl Craig, DJ Koze, Dixon and Kenny Larkin. However, it seems only fitting that Cadenza head honcho Luciano should be the one to close out another successful season. Radio 1 were at Pacha to record the Chilean’s final set which aired on Pete Tong‘s Essential Mix show over the weekend:
Last month Luciano‘s Cadenza label dropped Meteorology, an impressive third full-length record from Frivolous, the guise of Daniel Gardner. I’ve had this record on repeat for about a month now, it’s one of the grooviest tech-house albums I’ve heard to date. Originally from Vancouver, Gardner was among the many EDM artists and enthusiasts to relocate to Berlin, and while the influence of techno is prominent in his sound, Meteorology draws from a host of different genre including classical, swing and experimental music, all combined with Gardner’s mellow vocals.
Whether or not tech-house is your bag, I can’t recommend Meteorology highly enough; some phenomenal musicianship, unique ideas and great vibes, it’ll be among my records of the year in 8 months time. Following a busy run of shows on both sides of the Atlantic, we caught up with Frivolous to discuss his album, Cadenza and remote islands in the Pacific: