2011 was quite the year for Bad Life Records; the new electro/techno label saw a plethora of massive releases and received support from the likes of Erol Alkan, Tiga, Diplo, Zombie Nation & Brodinski. Their first compilation, Future Techno 1 compiles those monster releases, along with some new and exclusive tracks, featuring ZZT, AutoKratz, Attaque, TWR72, Burns, NT89 & more.
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In 2011 Attaque made a huge splash in the EDM scene when he released his hit single, When Light Falls and as a result the relatively unknown artist became the buzz of the underground. This month Attaque dropped his newest release, a full-length entitled, When Light Falls, an album that holds up to even the most scrutinizing expectations. The record is an hour of pure energy; with rolling bass lines, dark techno leads and drops that will make your heart stop.
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Shadow Dancer is back with their 6th Boysnoize Records‘ release, Second City. The new EP is a experimentally delicious blend of Techno and Electro that packs a punch. However, Second City isn’t just an EP full of dance floor bangers, it also showcases the duo’s enviable synthesis talents as well as their ability to put together a full, well-rounded release.
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Reframe‘s 27b have just released their newest EP, Timepieces for free! Timepieces is an experimental and techy album that is as innovative as it is impressive. This is a big release folks, expect huge things from 27b in the future!
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Having come off tremendous week of music in Miami, we return to the blogosphere with a breath of fresh tunage in every shape and size. With everything showcased from across the spectrum, WMC/MMW 2012 proved to be monumental in success and in celebration. To share the experience with our readers, Bones, Toks, and Korbz have put together a special WMC 15-track compilation for the 68th edition of the Dirt. Whether you were with us in Miami or not, take home the soundtrack to our week.
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After a number of releases with support from names like Mikix the Cat, Angel Stoxx, Trockensaft, Umek, Dubfire and many more, Dark & stormy brings us a new EP. As suspected, he delivers full force with this new Ep Dance to This out on Metamimetic Records.
While sticking to his roots and maintaining his signature Tech House and Tropical sound, Dark & Stormy adds a more accessible element to the lead track “We’re Gonna’ Have a Good Time” which is a all out party tune for ANY occasion. Harkening back to the days of parachute pants and bad hair, this 90′s house stomper brings the heat with a great mixture of 90′s house, Tech House and Hip House.
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The third and final installment of the Unified Theory trilogy from the Belgian duo Mumbai Science features two tracks, Chemistry and Alchemy that are a nice blend of house and techno. I must say that this final installment is my favorite; it just gives me my much-needed dark and acid vibes. Both tracks are huge and are a must get!
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What’s up loyal readers? Myself (Tre) and K.M.O.C. are on Dirt duty this week and we have some really exciting stuff for you and your upcoming weekend. My picks have 5 exclusive free downloads coming at you that range from sinister techno to swinging, groovy house.
• Fazhands – Downtown Sound *320
I couldn’t be more excited to give away this Fazhands track on this week’s dirt! Downtown Sound is a pleasurably deep and intelligent tune that is perfect for that closing club set. Look out for more Fazhands in the future!
• Purloid – Lochmachinoch *320
Now this is my kind of jam! Purloid‘s Lochmachinoch is a dark techno masterpiece that will make you bare your teeth and nod your head. The track’s bass line is nothing short of hypnotizing and Purloid keeps you interested with intelligent synthesis and sequencing.
Turbo Recordings French Techno antihero Gesaffelstein never ceases to amaze. He’s been consistently rising to the top with his elegant but dark & violent thumping sounds. I must warn you… his music might provoke stripping, killing and/or flesh eating >:).
The British duo, Audiojack just dropped their newest EP, Stay Glued and it’s quite strong. The Ep features two brand new tracks, Stay Glued ft. Kevin Knapp and Bad Influence as well as remixes from FCL, Waifs & Strays and Gorge. Each track is unique but still holds true to the EP’s overall dark and techy feel. I personally love each track, however, I am really vibing to Bad Influence at the moment. Which track do you think is strongest?
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