Tag: Tensnake

Minimal Effort Podcast By Steve Bug

Having grown up in Germany’s techno and acid-house heyday, Steve Bug’s love for a perfect groove is as apparent now as it was back then. His DJ skills and a keen, innovative ear led him not down the typical path of the early nineties trance and harder dance scene, but instead towards a fresher, hybrid sound–merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and more minimal forms of techno and electronic music. With annual label compilations, a variety of artist albums, and new concepts like the Forward to the Past series, Steve Bug continues to steadily develop his Poker Flat imprint, ... Read more

Minimal Effort Announces Most Impressive Lineup To Date For Hallloween Event

For three years Minimal Effort shifted the paradigm of the modern rave for the North American underground. Now, with a full-scale festival laid before it, the Los Angeles based collective brings forth its most impressive lineup to date for its annual October 29 Halloween event. This year’s event sees the likes of Pete Tong, Dosem, Edu Imbernon, Jonas Rathsman, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, Kidnap Kid, and Mark Farina, alongside the standout pairing of Tiga’s Live LA Debut and Satori: Live, with Steve Bug, Tensnake, Thugfucker, Waze & Odyssey, Coyu and Human Resources bringing the underground flavor (more artists to be ... Read more

Mix #218 By André Hommen

Running the Objektivity label alongside East-coast house legend Dennis Ferrer, André Hommen provides a diving mix that is of utmost outstanding quality – from start to finish. His passion for music formed through his love of radio, where seminal radio-shows opened the doors to a world of music. House music, with its warmth and its groove, is the sound which became his musical home. André  started mixing for himself, but eventually went on performing at underground parties near his home-region. See also: Premiere: André Hommen – Secret Sphere (Original Mix) Coming off his newly released Bassari People EP via Objektivity, André has been dividing his time between touring and studio work ... Read more

Coachella Drops House Heavy 2016 Lineup

Dropping a few days before anticipated, and with rumours swirling over the last few days, Coachella has officially unveiled its full lineup for the multi-week California festival. Of course, the lineup is stacked with heavy hitters across genres, as well as much anticipated reunions, but it is the prominence of house music and, specifically, some of our favorite artists, which have us excited. Firstly, the big news are the reunions. Yes, Guns N’ Roses will be there, original lineup in tow, but it is the return of LCD Soundsystem that peaks our fancy. Furthermore, live acts like Underworld, M83, Disclosure, ... Read more

Interview: Tensnake

Tensnake made his name with the huge 2010 dancefloor smash hit ‘Coma Cat’, and since then has been in ever increasing demand. When Tensnake first appeared on the scene, his early releases were seen as a welcome antidote to the omnipresent minimal house scene of the time. Effortlessly managing the elusive feat of marrying classic disco and house influences to a contemporary sound, Tensnake is in that very rare position where his music appeals equally to the biggest dancefloors, from Ibiza and Miami, to real chin-stroking aficionados. Considered a “producer’s producer”, Tensnake’s music effortlessly transcends genres, showing a musical intellect ... Read more

Preview: STRAF_WERK Warehouse Closing feat. Martinez Brothers, Joris Voorn

Straf_Werk decided to firmly disregard New Year’s Eve again, by hosting a cheeky banger of a party the previous day, promising visitors to be slightly hung-over even before New Year’s has set in. For their biggest closing party yet, Straf_werk moves to a new venue, the great Scheepsbouwloods, with a line up worth the counterweight of the New Year hype, including Joris Voorn, Martinez Brothers, Tensnake, Huxley, Richy Ahmed and more.  The decision to celebrate the year with a Closing party on December 30th was made by the Straf_Werk team consciously three years ago, since they found New Year’s Eve “the most over-hyped, expensive, anti-climactic wash out of ... Read more