Posted by Tay on November 24, 2015
Oliver Heldens has been recognized not only for his deep house work under his self-named moniker, but also as his bass alias, HI-LO. His latest track, “Ooh La La” adds techno to his resume with underground bass vibes. A fast percussion beat and driving risers set the stage for HI-LO’s latest track that evolves into a heavy walking bass line and pounding synth melody. Doppler hi-hats ring as the vocal line repeats an “Ooh La La” vocal sample. Although wandering from his expected sound, “”Ooh La La” adds a new vibe to HI-LO’s quickly expanding library.
Posted by Tay on October 26, 2015
Long before the days of Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and the main stage explosion, dance music presided over the underground, lurking the shadows of illegal warehouse raves and secret parties. In those days, electro, big room, and progressive house were afterthoughts – acid house reigned supreme. There are few artists that have been around long enough to truly understand the growth that dance music has gone through, but Destructo is one of them, and he’s throwing it back to the early days with his latest output, “Techno.” Sampling Eminem in his hit song, “Without Me,” Destructo builds the entire track around the verse, “nobody listens to techno,” infusing the track with some thick Roland-303s and buzzing synths.
Free Download: Destructo – Techno
Posted by VMan on September 29, 2015
The South African producer Haezer is known for his vicious beats that walk the line between electro and techno. His latest track through Kannibalen Records, “Machine,” is no exception, although this time he brings a little extra bass to the mix. Haezer packs a whole lot of attitude in this underground record that I could easily see being played at some Euro-trash warehouse rave. It’s a little different from what we usually hear from Kannibalen, but that’s probably why Haezer is their most recent signee. Look for him to make some more noise through the end of the year, with next year shaping up to be a big one for him.
Purchase on iTunes: Haezer – Machine
Posted by jewcebox on January 26, 2015
With appearances at HARD Summer, the upcoming Holy Ship!, multiple records on Dirtybird, and a forthcoming EP on Pets Recordings, Justin Jay’s humble beginnings as a future talent are not too shabby to say the least. Going into his last semester at USC, the 22-year-old producer can now add a world premiere on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show to his wall of accomplishments. Annie Mac debuted his newest remix of Disciples’ “They Don’t Know” to expose Justin Jay’s production finesse to anyone unfortunate enough to not be following him. JJ allows the remix to take on a personality of its own as he strips Disciples’ original of it’s playfulness and replaces it with a brooding counterpart. Fans can move and groove to the LA producers’ expertly hatched drum work and sulking synth melodies. Check out the premiere above and be on the look out for the official release coming soon.
Posted by JT on October 31, 2014
It’s time to get a little weird. I’m going to introduce you to a man who really changed the game for me in 2013 as I subscribed to a little bit of Group Therapy with Above & Beyond at ABGT50. Guy Judah (Guy J) brings us a rendition of the finest in techno and tribal with his latest mix. Now if you’re hesitant to expand your musical horizons into a zone unknown, I suggest downloading the mix either way. When you wake up tomorrow, add this to your electrolyte filled diet, as Guy J is merely extending his hand to facilitate your path to recovery.
Featured, Techno | Premiere: Toolroom Live Exclusives With Stefano Kosa, and Fernando Mesa & Andres Blows
Posted by VMan on September 8, 2014
Our friends over at Toolroom Records just hit us with some goodies to premiere from up and comers Stefano Kosa, and Fernando Mesa & Andres Blows, and we happily obliged. On that tech-house, techno wave, these are the tracks to keep you moving, that all the cool kids are listening to, if you know Toolroom you know they’re always on top of the next big sound! Check out Italian producer Stefano Kosa‘s “Feel It,” a late night techno gem full of feels and vibes to get your feet moving, and it’s already getting support from Richie Hawtin, Mark Knight and more! Also on the feature, is Fernando Mesa & Andres Blows “The Roots,” a tribal tech-house club record for them underground UK clubs, all the way to the beaches of Ibiza. If you’re missing the weekend, and reminiscing on the great time you had the club which you don’t remember, consider yourself served! This is a must listen!
Stefano Kosa – Feel It
Fernando Mesa & Andres Blows – The Roots
Posted by Middy on August 24, 2014
Generally when artists give away tunes for social media milestones, it is for reaching a certain amount of fans or followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively. Well Eric Prydz with his outlandish wealth of unreleased tracks, has decided to give away two Cirez D tunes for his 10,000th tweet. Both tunes are vintage Ciriez D with driving bass lines, emphatic acid influences and sophistication you know to expect from Prydz. I will repeat that these are free, so you will be adding these to your library.