Posted by VMan on September 13, 2016
South Africa meets France with “Ocelot” from Kannibalen Records. The creative minds behind the single are HAEZER and AGLORY, both of whom are pillars in the techno community. Their single “Ocelot” shares each act’s love for dark, ominous records. Here they go in with an industrial-influenced single that focuses on simplicity. They focus on the essentials, and don’t try to do too much and the result is spectacular. Not only do we get their cool original, but Zeksullz was enlisted for a remix. With his take, Zeksullz turns things up with a jungle terror remix that flips “Ocelot” on its head. Both singles are incredible, despite their differing styles. Don’t sleep on either of them.
HAEZER x AGLORY – Ocelot EP: Download EP Through Digital Stores
Posted by jewcebox on February 9, 2016
Justin Caruso’s new remix of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” will take you on a trip down memory lane. This remix is a fresh take on a classic song that will have you in love with the song all over again. The song is evidently unique through it’s use of the vocoder which hasn’t been used successfully since Daft Punk’s last album. Give it a listen and if you like what you hear be sure to check out his other stuff.
Posted by Tay on December 21, 2015
Los Angeles-based producer, Justin Jay, releases his edit of Barnt’s “Chappell” as a gift to us to close out the year. For this release, Justin brings on Henry Was for drumming duties to add to Benny Bridges on guitar. The crew puts their own touch on “Chappell,” with live instruments, driving percussive additions, and subtle production tweaks, and the result exceeds expectations with its overall livening of the techno track. Justin Jay has been changing the game with his innovative stylistic choices, and he’s expected to continue in 2016.
“With Benny Bridges on guitar, I saw this techno anthem by Barnt as a way to start messing around with Henry’s crazy drum sounds. We had so much fun making it and even more fun playing it live. With it being the holiday season, we wanted to give it to you guys (especially DJ’s who need an extra jam for those holiday sets).” – Justin Jay
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.