Djs Pareja have taken their personal and eclectic style wherever they go, playing the most important clubs and festivals in Argentina and all over the world since 2000. Core members of Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme, the duo have been integral in defining South American New School Techno. They have toured Europe, Mexico, the USA, Canada, and Australia, as well as having been residents of the legendary Compass parties in Niceto Club, and throw their own parties, Fun Fun and Leftclub in Buenos Aires. Apart from Cómeme, they have also released EPs on Turbo Recordings, Huntleys & Palmers, History Clock and I’m Single Records. ... Read more
Studio Mule is a new project but is it band? a unit? The first release is a cover version of Japanese dance classic “Taeko Ohnuki – Carnaval” produced by Kuniyuki and vocal by Miyako Koda from Dip in the Pool. Studio Mule 3 is available now and keep an eye out for the full Studio Mule album in 2019.
‘Watching Me’ is the second Funky Espresso production on Smooth Operators. Produced in Berlin, mixed and mastered in New York, remixed in Buenos Aires, it captures the groove from around the globe. Here, 2020 Soundsystem bassist, Fernando Pulichino takes the track in a more raw and funkier direction…and offers it for free! “Watching Me” is NOW AVAILABLE on Smooth Operators BUY Free Download
With their patented “Super House” sound, Germany’s Andhim have built their own genre from soul and passion. Party proven and organic with emphasis in the finer details, it is a style that has found a home with labels like Monaberry, Terminal M, and Sunset Handjob. When performing live, their full commitment to DJing is palpable – energetic, creative and always entertaining. This approach will be on full display as Andhim joins Black Coffee at his Hï Ibiza residency 8 September, where the guys take to the stage alongside HOUSEKEEEPING and Da Capo in the Club, while Nastia and Mandar join ... Read more
Energy gel company REVIBE launches a new product for the music scene designed to help keep you dancing longer. Made by veterans of some of the biggest events around, REVIBE looks to give back to the lifestyle, whether sat outside Sankeys, 19 hours into Timewarp, or stumbling home when it’s been far too long since you saw your bed, that’s where REVIBE comes in. Their flagship product is an energy gel which contains carbohydrates (in the form of maltodextrin and fructose), electrolytes and b-vitamins, specially formulated with ravers in mind. Vegan-friendly and with no caffeine, REVIBE replenicious the body loses ... Read more
Consistently reinforcing its home city of Munich’s musical heritage since 2006, Permanent Vacation’s beach chair electronica, feather-light house ballads and hit albums have been seminal in the resurgent love for Disco and all its variations. From there self-titled first release to output from the likes of New Jackson, DMX Krew, Lauer, Red Axes, Róisín Murphy, Elena Colombi, Jennifer Cardini, Chloé, The Drifter, Lake People, Lord of the Isles, John Talabot, and more, Permanent Vacation is undoubtedly a major scene player, and with their “Selected Label Works 6” now available, and recent release from the likes of Pional, Tuff City Kids, ... Read more
Introduced in 2017, Aether has proven an exciting new presence in Techno. Through the Mind Against collaboration ‘Solaris‘, Aether’s fruitful relationship with Afterlifebegan, leading to a solo contribution on a Realm Of Consciousness compilation, a Voyage podcast, and sets at the Afterlife’s Ibiza – sets that are journies for body and mind, expressed through a diverse selection of experimental-leaning Techno, House and Ambient. With plans for a live set in the works, and an Afterlife appearance at Hï Ibiza on 30 August, Aether anticipates the event with this exclusive mixtape for us and goes in depth into his history, relationship ... Read more
It’s been nearly a week since Dekmantel Festival 2018, the renowned and beloved jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, swept into town. From the I’J River to Radion and, of course, its home base of Amsterdamse Bos, the now six-year-old festival continued to reinforce its place as a bonafide leader in atmosphere, curation, and risk. For the past couple of years, the three-day festival has gradually expanded into something of a mini-conference, where its events are supplemented with (a slew of) afterparties, concerts, radio appearances, interviews, and panels. This year, beginning on Wednesday with its Muziekgebouw opening concert featuring a ... Read more
The dream of each individual. When friends turn into colleagues, and tough lengthened working days, into enjoyable creative working sessions. Entirely keeping with this motto, Keinemusik came to life in 2009. It’s been naming an existing friendship and linked interests of six members – five DJs and one graphic designer and painter. Five releases per year have been released ever since, solely laid down by members of the crew. “If there’s a credo, it would be: you don’t necessarily need to be overly serious to be taken seriously” We were able to get an insight of what it means to ... Read more
This weekend, Loveland Festival returns to Amsterdam’s Sloterpark for its 14th event. With the addition of a Sunday bill, the festival’s newly launched second day is only for those who also attend the first day. This first day of Loveland traditionally features six stages in its patented open-air setting with each stage representing different sounds from across the electronic spectrum. Day Two will cut down this number, creating an even more harmonious vibe as the festival goes deeper into the tunes and is accompanied by this loyal crowd to fully connect artists and audience on all levels. Hurry though, as ... Read more
The ever-advancing world of DJ software has thrown out some brilliant tools in recent years, with software allowing more granular detail into the make-up of tracks. While Luddites decry the end of ‘proper DJing’, you and us, dear reader, know the truth. The truth is that these platforms and functions free up time and headspace to get even more creative with DJ sets. Rekordbox and Traktor have made it easier than ever to beat-match tracks and, rather than sap the art form of creativity, all manner of quick mixing styles and live remixing have been made possible. Algorithms have also been tasked ... Read more
As the final EP release before his autumn album release, Principleasure has put forth “Ryse”. Exploring melodic synth lines, “Ryse” may be the most uplifting of the mysterious Producer’s releases so far. Anticipating the album release, however, and its first track due to drop in October, comes the official video from “Principleasure 11”, ‘Handtwerk‘ – created by disciplinary New York based artist Yoshi Sodeoka. “Ryse” is NOW AVAILABLE on Principleasure
Since 2010, Berlin’s Aera has been able to carve out own musically topography between house, psychedelia and breakbeats. This sound attracted labels such as Innervisions, Maeve, and Hivern Discs to sing his praises, while Permanent Vacation continues his musical travels with, “The Sound Path”. This second Aera album, complete with cinematic and nature-esque qualities, has drawn listeners in since its April release with a great variety of landscapes, from New Age, Kraut, and Ambient. On 26 August, Aera joins the Permanent Vacation crew of Axel Boman, Konstantin Sibold, TERR, and Benjamin Fröhlich at ELSE Berlin for a Permanent Vacation Open ... Read more
The latest signing of fryhide goes by the name of 1979. The title track shines with a touchy melody and the beauty of its simplicity. The soundtrack of a pure and intimate summer experience. Whereas the second track just feels like a big piece of (Space) Cake. “Once I Saw The Sky” is NOW AVAILABLE on fryhide BUY Label Soundcloud Label Page
Italian duo Fideles have released a substantial body of music across a number of leading imprints including Innervisions & Afterlife. Their rounded production approach combines melodic and mesmerising layers, with this year seeing them continue their upwards trajectory, having already kick started the year with releases on Exit Strategy and the aforementioned Afterlife’s, Voyage Mix. Fast becoming an well rounded electronic music act, here Fideles gives us a taste of the Afterlife aesthetic with this very special mix. Having already performed at the Hï Ibiza Thursday soiree in July, they will be back on 30 August for another go around.