As Calvin Harris once said, “I’ve got love for you if you were born in the 80s.” Since I was born in the grand year of 1988, this new tune from BNR Records reps, Boys Noize & Housemeister, on the new Dance Mania tribute compilation naturally stood out immediately to me. “1988″ boasts a classic rave vibe, with rough analog production pumping along relentlessly at 130BPM.
A huge fan of Chicago’s DJ Funk and the Dance Mania imprint of the 90s, Boys Noize lauds the relevancy of the Dance Mania sound to this day, and we’d have to agree with him. Pick up the 13 track compilation on BNR November 25th and check “1988″ below.
As the holiday season continues to sneak up on us with colder temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’ve got a grip free downloads to keep your spirits up. In this 137th installment of The Dirt, we have an exquisite new edit from Maceo Plex, a 2013 touch up of TLC courtesy of Bixel Boys, a sexy new take on Marvin Gaye from Kygo, electro meets rock courtesy of Coyote Kisses and the very first Golden Pony original.
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.
Perfectly fitting for this Halloween season, the aussie duo known as Go Freek have just released the devilishly funky Bump In The Night EP on Sweat It Out! records. The production on this 4-track bundle portrays blog house nostalgia, with the slimey basslines and creepy synths getting an Australian techno overhaul. The title track is a staple in my sets right now, alongside support from the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Botnek, Tommie Sunshine Justin and Christian Martin. Listen and below and grab these for your October festivities…
Go Freek on
It’s so great to see Mikey and Jordan working on tracks together again. Once the duo known as Light Year, Mikey and Jordan parted ways a while back, with Jordan carrying on the Light Year moniker as a solo project and Mikey creating the new Techno alias, Jensen Interceptor. Today, the guys have posted up a new video to their collaboration titled “A.D.S.R.” — a Techno infused jam featuring a repetitive “Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release” vocal. The video features a bottom-dwelling marine life feeding frenzy which seems to be a perfect visual accompaniment to the tune. Just a little bit creepy…
Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the third installment of my Haute & Bothered mixtape series has arrived after a year’s hiatus. The aesthetic draws heavily from certain tracks that disavow basic genre umbrellas, and after crawling out of the deep house black hole that I found myself in the last year, it seemed right to enter the autumnal equinox with a grip of new tracks that subscribe to this mantra from the likes of Curses, Canblaster, SCNTST, as well as an original track from myself mixed into the fray.
The hip hop world has been bridged again by the killer production of LA’s own Pipes. Reaching north into bay area territory, The duo has taken the original vocal of Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal” and created a bass driven techno track that even breaks into hard-style tempos. Fans of Boys Noize and Bromance Records will be all over this one, tis’ a big warehouse pumper for sure.
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.
Craig Williams Soundcloud
The eve of revolution is upon us… the Los Angeles mystery that is Whiiite has been cast upon the blogosphere in the form of the first chapter to his saga – a graphic novel telling the tale of how Whiiite came to be, who he was, and maybe, what his purpose will be for? We’ll have to watch (above) and see what happens…
A Graphic Novel Fueled by Bass music
Story by Aric Avelino & Chris White
Written by: Aric Avelino
Illustrated by: Paul Shipper
Score by: Chase Brawner (Pigna Productions)
Motion Graphics by Aric Avelino
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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