Tag: michael mayer

EPIZODE³ Reveals Full Line-Up

EPIZODE³ completes its lineup with [a:rpia:r], Craig Richards, Guti, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Steve Lawler, Thomas Melchior and more. Breath-taking Epizode³ – one of the most exciting music and art festivals in the world, is set to take place in Vietnam’s blissful island of Phu Quoc, from December 28th 2018 till January 8th 2019. The captivating festival now completes its lineup, with more than 70 names added on the bill including a wide array of planetary house and techno icons, such as [a:rpia:r], Binh, Craigh Richards, DJ Stingray, Guti, Ion Ludwig, Maayan Nidam, Michael Mayer, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Petre ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor NL Announces Full Lineup Including Marcel Dettmann, Michael Mayer, Secret Stages & More

With a focus on the deeper side of the spectrum in 2018, Extrema Outdoor NL has announced their lineup and a handful of secrets and activities for the 6 – 7 July 2018 event. This 23rd (!) edition is a full on camping weekender with two festival days and three for camping, which includes the likes of Marcel Dettmann (Mainstage Closing set – Saturday), Apollonia, Worakls, Matthias Tanzmann, and Michael Mayer on its extensive lineup. Also on hand, the likes of Franky Rizardo‘s FLOW and Andrea Oliva‘s ANTS will host exclusive stages, while the addition of the new “Mellowtron” Friday ... Read more

DHA Mix #352 + Interview By Anii

Ańii has made the long journey from Poland to London to master her skills in music production at the renowned music school, Point Blank Music School. Upon graduation, and since accepting an engineering job over at Wired Studios, Ańii’s love for UK capital has only intensified, today proudly calling it home and is based out of her own Shoredich studio. Ańii demonstrates her passion for music through deep, dark techno and soulful deep house. She has previous releases on Stil Vor Talent, Polymath, Sincopat, Parquet and Making You Dance. Now, this tremendous new talent joins the KOMPAKT family with her ... Read more

Premiere: Clarian - Under The Gun (Michael Mayer Remix)

The first single taken from his forthcoming debut album, “Television Days,” sees enigmatic DJ/producer Clarian release ‘Under The Gun’. Here, Kompakt co-owner Michael Mayer transforms the track to a melodic techno offering, placing in a low-end, chugging groove that perfectly contrasts to the nonchalant vocals/synths of the original. “Under the Gun” (including Michael Mayer and Tiga remixes) is available 26 January on Balance Music

Premiere: Zombies In Miami - Take Control (Simple Symmetry Remix)

Zombies in Miami is a techno hybrid with rock influences. They are an energetic live act who have found the support of Michael Mayer, Pachanga Boys, Matias Aguayo, Jeniffer Cardini, Tim Sweeney, Roman Fluegel, Maceo Plex and more, while releasing on the likes of Love on the Rocks, Hippie Dance, and Kompakt. Now, Zombies in Miami, the Mexican maestros return to Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant imprint with two supreme space-aged head jams. Here, we exclusively premiere the Simple Symmetry remix of the packages title track ‘Take Control’. “Take Control” is available 25 August on Correspondant

Premiere: Die Wilde Jagd – Geisterfahrer (Original Mix)

With early support coming from the likes of The Black Madonna, Michael Mayer, Ivan Smagghe, and Sandrino, Raunachte huntsmen Die Wilde Jagd return to Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant. The Die Wilds Jagd soundscape is marked by repetitive guitar loops, electronic percussion, drums and synthesizers. Using numerous analog keyboards and recording devices, combined with a diverse range of percussion instruments, the duo creates “hunting music”, which at times sounds unsettling, like swampland or a dark forest, but also urgent and pressing, like incandescent lasers or a hypnotic dance. Today’s exclusive premiere is Die Wilde Jagd’s ‘Geisterfahrer’ (aka ghost driver) is all about ... Read more

Top 10 Release of September 2016

September was another huge month for releases – with new ones, EP and LP style, by artists such as Marc Romboy, DJ Tennis, System of Survival and many more. All ten of these releases have proven to be veritable nightclub and festival bangers from some of the industry’s best. For this edition, we’ll let the music speak for itself. Sofie Winterson | KIDS (Fatima Yamaha Remix) | Magnetron Music [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/magnetronmusic/sofie-winterson-kids-fatima-yamaha-remix-1″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Marc Romboy | Oblique Tendencies | Last Night On Earth [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/trndmusik/marc-romboy-the-voyager” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Dennis Ferrer | Maniac 3000 | Objektivity ... Read more

Premiere: Michael Mayer & Barnt – Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen (Patrice Bäumel Remix)

Michael Mayer is one of the leading tastemakers in dance music and his DJ sets have influenced a generation (or two) of musicians and fans. Taken from his third full length, the collaborative project “&,” ‘Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen’ is built around a vocal sample from long lost East German band, Stern Meissen, it’s a track that calls for some weird but volatile sounds bound in the fury of a techno blizzard. Fellow Cologne conspirator Barnt was tapped to help bring Michael’s idea to life.The longtime friends share a musical history and taste, along with a love of twisting ... Read more

Report: The Oasis Festival

After having returned home to low temperatures and light drizzle, I cannot help but feel a little nostalgic when looking back on my days spent in Morocco for the debut edition of Oasis Festival. Born from the long time dream of the American/Moroccan founder to put her native country on the dance music map, Oasis Festival promised to have everything in store to make my stay, and that of the diverse crowd that coming from 25 different countries, worthwhile.  It was to be a festival quite different from what we’re used to in Europe; the Netherlands in particular. With a highly intimate setting – around ... Read more

Mix #164 By Fango

Dance music has a new enfant terrible of epic proportions in its midst. He is an enigmatic character that has gone under the radar for far too long, and coming out of the shadows with his incredible sound. There are artists that are hard to categorize, and there’s Fango, who is described by Michael Mayer as “the most insane Italian since Berlusconi.” His latest album Tuono has been crowned by industry top players for all its weird, unfathomable brilliance. From Maceo Plex to Ame to Marcel Dettmann to Tale Of Us to Mano Le Tough, the reactions have been near ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Releases Massive Line-up For Festival’s 5th Edition

For one late May weekend, Eastern Belgium’s Kelchterhoef Park will be the International dance music capital as Extrema Outdoor celebrates their fifth anniversary with another massive lineup of the finest house and techno artists the scene has to offer. With areas curated by some of the most prevalent clubbing brands, labels and institutions in the world, the outdoor camping weekender has quickly solidified its place amongst the upper echelons of the competitive festival market. With both house and techno on the bill, Extrema Outdoor’s 2015 edition represents a mouth-watering lineup of the crème de la crème of dance. On the ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Line-Up Announced

Extrema Outdoor Belgium will celebrate its fifth anniversary on the 22nd through the 24th of May this year, bringing along a mix of international headliners and more obscure yet promising artists. A lot of these artists will make their Belgian debut, so it will be a festive three days where many visitors will see their favourite acts in their home country for the first time when the doors of the De Plas in Houthalen-Helchteren. On a total of three stages, you will see the following acts ranging from house, techno, and everything in between. Most notable headliners are Tale Of ... Read more

Mix #130 By Franck Roger

38-year-old French producer Franck Roger is a favoured crate digger and has a deep connection to the historic roots of house music. The first time he heard ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth he became desperate to find out everything he could about house music. Too young to go out at his age back then, he found solace in visiting record shops in and outside his hometown Paris. A long-lasting relationship with the wax was initiated. Now, he says, he still lives in Paris and still buys up to 15 bits of vinyl a week. But these days, he’s actually the ... Read more

DGTL Kompakt ADE Podcast #001 By Blond:ish

BLOND:ISH got their kickstart into the music world after they claimed the World Air Guitar Championship title in Montreal in 2008. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of gigs, music releases and a never-ending mission to spread love and expand consciousness through music. As members of the Kompakt and Get Physical families along with a slew of other labels, Anstascia and Vivie-Ann have carved out a niche thanks to their dark, sensual club music, sultry DJ sets and outrageous, fun-loving attitude. All of which they say to be showing during Kompakt’s upcoming label night in cooperation with DGTL. The NDSM-docklands ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Gui Boratto

“I usually get up at 5 AM for the studio every day.” He’s an exceptional musical character, even within the reaches of his favourite label/family Kompakt. Try to pin him down during a set and he will have surprised you with a complete 180 before you can say “techno”. You’ve probably heard a lot of Gui Boratto, and that’s not really surprising as he’s been making music even before some of us were born. The Brazilian artists renowned for his eclectic, coulourful productions is coming up with a new album, “Abaporu”, which is being impatiently waited for by fans and ... Read more