It’s been a while, you could say, since it was last possible to catch Audion (Mathew Dear’s Techno Alter Ego) on tour. In that time you may have discovered your love for techno, as he discovered a love for changing the way you receive Techno live. With a career expansive album in the works titled, “Audion X,” Mathew Dear has put together an evening long odyssey to accompany the immersive audio visual content from his forthcoming album. SUBVERTICUL will feature a custom stage setup that was built by Heather Shaw (of Amon Tobin’s groundbreaking ISAM tour fame), whose team has created a labyrinth sculpture based off the Audion “A” that pulses, spins, and grows in response to Audion‘s ever shifting rhythms. We recently had the chance to speak with Dear about what to expect this Saturday at the El Rey, how it all came together, and how it is all still coming together. Continue Reading
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Those who heard the sophomore album from supergroup Moderat (Modeskeletor + Apparat) aptly titled, “II,” knew where to be on the evening of August 29th. Club Nokia welcomed Moderat and devotees for a very tasteful affair that brought live instruments in order to recreate the atmospheric album. The intimate experience was nothing short of transcendent. Continue Reading
The dust hasn’t even settled and neither has any of our excitement from the HARD Summer Music Festival… with so many incredible sets that made it conflicting to catch everything planned, the Redbull Music Academy Radio did us all a solid and recorded most of the top sets from the weekend. We’re sure more are going to surface this week, but for you thirsty folk out there we got a pretty good first batch for you to froth over and get through the week. Enjoy!
Listen to sets from Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Empire Of The Sun, Flosstradamus, Nick Thayer, Clockwork, Breach, Busy P, Flux Pavilion, Tommy Trash, Green Lantern, 2 Chainz, and Destructo (after the jump) Continue Reading
By now I am two full weeks into the Abelton Production Course offered through Point Blank Online. The first week touched on all of the core functions of Abelton, while this week focused more on the key features behind these functions. At the end of the week I had complete my first assignment and submitted it to my tutor. Two days later, much to my delight, I had a 16-minute personal video response along with an edited version of my Abelton project (check out the video below).
Read last week’s post here, and see a full break down of week #2 lesson (Percussion, Groove, Warping, and Clip Envelopes) after the jump!
The last few months have been huge for Duke Dumont. With features on almost all of the main music outlets (spotify, beatport, itunes, Vevo to name a few) and tons of press and support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Armand Van Helden, Porter Robinson, Treasure Fingers, Switch, Clockwork/RL Grime, Todd Edwards, Amtrac, Calvin Harris, and Tommie Sunshine it’s really no surprise that Disclosure have recently joined the ranks of those in support of Dukes biggest track to date “Need U 100%” with AME.
Today on Sara Cox’s BBC Radio 1 live show, the Disclosure brothers were joined by none other than Sam Smith to perform this amazing cover of Duke’s classic tune. With ties to detroit techno, classic disco and and chicago house it’s awesome to see a fantastic track getting the recognition it deserves. Now, if we could only get it onto mainstream radio in the US….
Catch the live performance here - starts at 2:13:00
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Beni Geffin and Niall Dailly, aka Plus One & Beni G, but better known as the notorious Jack Beats – touched down on West Coast soil last weekend for “HARD Los Angeles” inside the historic, Wiltern Theater. Beni and Niall, both DMC champion turntablists and among the top producers of EDM globally have become a staple in the dance world – and a definite force to be reckoned with! Our Newestra brethren had the chance to share a couple beers and catch up with Beni & Niall backstage just before they went on stage, and talk a bit about their new live show, and what they’ve been up to.
Read the interview + more pics + FREE download AFTER THE JUMP! Continue Reading
On the more experimental side of things, SriSri Means & FiFi Holly – aka FiFi Nasty – have created 5 new live productions – an explorative journey through disco, psychadelic, trance, lounge, breaks, industrial and glitch hop. The coolness however comes through the video capturing how each recording was made, pushing the limits of Ableton live w/ the Novation Launch Pad + APC40. Check out the visuals below, and download the tunes – perfect for groovin out on any level!
FREE DOWNLOADS + VIDEOS AFTER THE JUMP! Continue Reading
The momentum of the internet airwaves are sweeping through Santa Monica this week! Thursday night, iHeartRadio‘s top dance station Electric Sound Stage takes over VERSUS with DJ sets by the massively supported DJ MAKJ, along with Technique management resident and ex-Peacetreaty member Sam Hiller. Supporting will also be San Diego based Animal Riot and Redbull repped Ryan Lassi. The kicker – Electric Sound Stage will be recording each of the DJ sets LIVE for their online show and broadcasting around the world! This one is sure to be a high energy night, so come early and ready to get dirty!
► RSVP Closes at 7:30p day of the event
► FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP
► $5 after
@ The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
► Thursday January 26th
► $5 Red Bull Vodkas til 11pm!