Tag: sci+tec

Party Report: Secret Solstice

Iceland’s Secret Solstice is often called by numerous outlets the world’s most unique festival experience due in large part to the country’s perma sunlight over the course of the summer months. Naturally, I can’t recall if such a claim is warranted or not with so many destination style festivals around the world but, subjectively, the unique location and atmosphere of Secret Solstice does, in fact, live up its claim in my view. As you may know, Iceland sits directly underneath the Arctic Circle, which translates to periods of perma daylight or perma night. Think about it like this…at night, when ... Read more

Uto Karem Releases Intricately Constructed Debut Album

Definitively a member of the world’s Rechno elite, Italy’s Uto Karem is widely known by way of releases on the likes of Plus8, Tronic, and Sci+Tec. It is, however, is own Agile Recordings imprint, which sees the bulk of his studio output, frequently hitting Beatport’s Top 10 in the process. Now, after years of singles, remixes, and EPs, Uto Karem has just released his debut LP – “Waking Up The Neighbours”. [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/uto-karem/uto-karem-03-dazed-album-low-quality-preview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Drawing on influences from New Order and Depeche Mode to Soft Cell, Uto Karem highlighted the melodic synth lines that first drew ... Read more

BE-AT.TV To Stream From Hel During Iceland’s Secret Solstice

With Iceland’s Secret Solstice imminent, the festival has announced that Be.at.tv will be on site, broadcasting live from its dance music nighttime venue, HEL. From 15-18 June, the likes of Kerri Chandler, Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Exos, Tania Vulcano, Dusky and more will broadcast live from the venue, as well as featured brand takeovers from Circoloco and Sci+Tec. Overall, the streams will also highlight the inque experience that is Secret Solstice with select additional performances coming from inside a glacier, a lava tunnel and a midnight sun boat party with Anderson .Paak + more. Check out the names who will be ... Read more

Secret Solstice Reveals Unique Side Party Events & Daily Performance Schedule

One of the world’s most unique festival experiences, Iceland’s Secret Solstice, is almost at hand! With that, the festival has broken down their daily schedule, as well as announced its side party’s all located in and around the country’s capital city of Rejkavik. With a lineup featuring names like The Black Madonna, Seth Troxler, Thugfucker, Kerri Chandler, Dusky, Kiasmos and more (not to mention top artists from the world of hip hop, rock, soul, R&B, and Icelandic favorites), as well as stage takeovers from the likes of Sci+Tec and Circoloco, Secret Solstice truly has something for everyone. Take a look ... Read more

Celebrate A Decade Of Dubfire With Massive Retrospective Box Set

With 10 years behind him as a solo artist, Dubfire is set to release a massive retrospective box set covering his finest contributions to modern Techno. Born from the heyday of minimal, Dubfire emerged as part wave of forward-thinking, boundary-pushing producers of the time. Having already achieved International stardom, and house music legend status, as 1/2 of Deep Dish, Dubfire’s work since has well represented a stripped back fascination for Techno. With “HYBRID : A Decade Of Dubfire (2006-2016),” Dubfire is able to cover an extensive back catalogue with a personal touch covering everything from early works to remixes, collaborations, ... Read more

Premiere: Gaiser – On The Way (Dubfire Remix)

After over a decade of making music – almost exclusively via Richie Hawtin’s Minus imprint – 2017 sees Gaiser release his third full length. Across more than 14 EPs and hundreds of international performances of his sensory stimulating live audio visual shows, Gaiser has an innate ability to evoke otherworldly emotion and knit drums together into the most compelling grooves that harness the power of electronic while nurturing its most evocative and cinematic possibilities. Mixing up both analogue and digital recording techniques, his abstract music never fails to place you right in the centre of his own special universe. Now, ... Read more

AVOTRE Showcases Santé, Sidney Charles & Luuk Van Dijk At De Marktkantine

Saturday, 1 April sees Berlin’s renowned AVOTRE imprint stop by Amsterdam’s De Marktakentine with Santé, Sidney Charles, and Luuk van Dijk in tow. Coming off the heals of AVOTRE’s recent compilation “House Lessons” (mixed by Santé), the label continues to go strength to strength, with a prolific release schedule, artist roster, and ever expanding international brand. Now, its founder, alongside seminal member Sidney Charles return to Amsterdam, a place they have always been well received, for a night of diversely curated imprint. Musically, little needs to be said about the night’s artists but, for those who don’t know, Santé is ... Read more

Premiere: Rob Hes – The Solution (Original Mix)

Taking the techno scene by absolute storm, Rob Hes delivers an outrageous track on Tronic, scheduled to be hammered throughout 2017. Racking up many tracks on strong labels such as Bedrock and  SCI+TEC, it is more than evident that he inhabits a refined sound that is both  well nurtured and mastered. His forthcoming EP ‘The Solution‘ is definitely a hint that the year to come is gonna be a good one. Featuring an amalgamation of hypnotic melodies and funky grooves, the EP features 3 tracks in total, with help from friends Laat and Patrick Berg. Today’s track features an entrancing hook ... Read more

Interview: Dubfire

From global success in the commercial domain, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia) is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with an unrelenting work ethic and a determination to innovate, evolve, and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, his dubfire:live HYBRID show, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire ... Read more

Premiere: Justin James – Vaguely Obscure (Original Mix)

Justin James is all about his deep love of the diverse elements of Techno, of which are on full display on his fourth SCI+TEC instalment, the two tracker “Vaguely Obscure”. As an artist, Justin’s juxtaposition of raw Techno with more organic elements, gives him boundless energy in the studio and behind the decks, which keeps the dance-floor militia on their toes. Cohesively developing a unique style that rolls all elements of techno into one highly kinetic experience, James has the ability to pool his influences, and endlessly move crowds to the far reaches of the genre. Releasing on the likes ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Dubfire

From global success in the commercial field, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with impeccable work ethic and focused determination to innovate, evolve and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire is a class of his own and is ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Timid Boy

“I won’t say the scene was better. I don’t like nostalgia in music. I like the “nostalgia feeling” in the melody. But I don’t like nostalgia in life and music, “it was better before” is a sentence I don’t like and I think it’s ‘stupid'” Text: Stephen Flynn Back in 2007, a little known label from France was beginning to make its mark on the global scene. That label was Acumen’s Time Has Changed, an imprint that soon came to be known as Acumen and Timid Boy’s Time Has Changed. Timid Boy, of course, is the alias of Damien Almira, ... Read more