FaltyDL's new single "She Sleeps" featuring Ed Macfarlane is out on February 11th 2013 through Ninja Tune. Enjoy the official music video of this feelgood tune and watch people getting down on their rollerskates in Central Park, NYC
To put the icing on the 10 year anniversary cake of my radio show "Deeper Shades Of House" I just heard about the nomination in the Best Podcast category for the upcoming International Dance Music Awards.
The critically acclaimed awards show, which will take place during the Winter Music Conference in Miami, USA at the end of March, is one of the leading award shows in the Electronic Dance Music scene and after first being nominated in the same category in 2011, this is now my 2nd nomination.
The voting ballot, inviting ALL dance music lovers from anywhere in the world to vote for their favorites, is open until March 1st.
The majority of nominees fall into the commercial side of dance music, so you're not only voting for "Deeper Shades Of House" (Best Podcast category 27) but also for Deep House as a genre you like, considering all other nominated podcasts are either Trance or Commercial House shows.
Please make sure to get your vote counted by clicking the confirmation link in the email you'll receive shortly after voting. Vote >>> www.deepershades.net/idma
Today you can see how to "FOLLOW" my Lars Behrenroth artist page on Traxsource.com.
Visit my page, login and click the "FOLLOW" button as shown below. This way you never miss anything I'm involved in as an original artist, collaborateur or remixer.
My friends at Traxsource just rebuilt their entire website from the ground up in HTML 5 and I'm really enjoying it. Nice updates, sleek design and intuitive navigation.
You can now "FOLLOW" labels and artists through the new profile pages and be immediately updated when said artists or labels make new music available. This way you have all your favorites in one view.
To "FOLLOW" Deeper Shades Recordings, simply visit the Deeper Shades Recordings label page on Traxsource.com, login and click the "FOLLOW" button as shown below.
There are many other new features for you to explore, for instance you can now create your own DJ Top 10.
Get started by heading over to the Traxsource blog and dive into this post to learn more.
Wow, wow, wow. I just came across this highly inspiring live video by Bulgarian producer KiNK, creating a track pretty much on the fly with a simple but super effective set up.
Deeper Shades of House fans know how I feel about KiNK's music and watching this makes my hands sweaty and my heart beat faster. It is another example that as a producer you "just" need to know what tools you're working with, study them inside and out, and you can create amazing tunes.
Check out the video right below.
From the YouTube description:
When I was a kid, I used to create loops on records by sticking tape on the grooves. Recently I found this one and one of the loops inspired me for a live jam. I plugged the turntable into MFB Synth II (the blue box) so I can filter the vinyl. I made a beat with MFB 522 (the red box) and I beatmatched the record to the beats by hand, as the pitch control of this turntable is very limited. In order to get richer sound, I plugged the instruments through a portable Mackie mixer with FMR - RNLA compressor on the inserts and Electro-Harmonix Memory Man with Hazari on the Aux.