There have been many items and tip lists published on how to get into that holiest of clubs, Berghain. But none have been so artistically put together as German-based artist Sophia Halamoda. Her 27-piece artwork series on the unspoken rules and faux-pas that will allow or deny your access to Berlin’s most revered venue. Soak it up and guarantee yourself a night to remember.
Don’t clock me out ‘cuz I’m still workin’… The dance floor, that is. Fiery hot and fresh duo, 909 Til Infinity, drops an epic new club banger, that will undoubtedly have you groovin’ out of your seat.
From LA via NYC, underground mainstay MANIKjoins forces with Denver’s Option4 to bring us their latest EP, ‘Don’t Clock Me Out’, under Treasure Fingers’ new imprint, Psycho Disco. With huge success from their debut EP, ‘Bee Dee’, the boys are back and ready to crush it with their blazing second release.
Straying away from confinement to genres, their aim is to simply deliver the sickest tracks to the masses, by combining a fusion of House, Techno, and Funk. ‘Don’t Clock Me Out’ is interlaced with soul-penetrating, booty-shaking bass, bouncy beats, funky vocal samples and swift percussion, sure to make your speakers pop. ‘Do That’ slows it down a notch with a more melodic tone, while still maintaining enticing vocals and that dirty, sexy bass we love so much.
You won’t want to clock out of this EP – grab it todayand you’ll be dancing ‘til the sun comes up.
kappa futur festival, which again takes place at parco dora in turin on the 9th and 10th of jul, announces its 1st wave of artists.
the techno festival is attended by 45,000 music lovers, with music running from midday through midnight on both saturday and sunday. with its varied hangouts, djs between the trees and lashings of italian food and drink, this popular party plays out in massive hangars and industrial spaces in the heart of torino.
the first names out of the bag for this year are cocoon label boss and techno chieftain sven vath, clr main man chris liebing, a return of the acclaimed kings of house trio aka david morales, tony humphries and louie vega, plus new jersey legend kerri chandler, chicago star lil louis and new york’s dj talent danny tenaglia. joining them will be trip label boss, acid and techno lover nina kraviz, scene stalwart and intec head honcho carl cox as well as minimal techno favourites mike shannon and dewalta. all in all, another top drawer techno line-up that pulls together stars of the genre old and new.
head to the website for more, where you will find tickets starting at 51 euro for a mid promo pass.
FUTURPOETS are back with a hot new EP, this time dropping something a little more disco out on Sleazy Deep. You won’t want to keep this EP on the low; ‘Secrets‘ consists of two stellar tracks featuring The Darkest Boy Alive, as well as two remixes by a handful of artists.
‘Secret Friend’ takes you through deep, Nu-Disco territory, with soulfully smooth vocals, swirly beats and doses of funk that’ll certainly get your body moving. Need and Necessity slow things down a bit with their rendition, laced with an absorbing bassline and spacious breaks, taking us into the deeper side of house. ‘No More Hurting’ keeps it fresh and groovy with lively vocal cuts and synthed-out vibes, while Afrobeat, PachangaStorm& Oliver Deuerling kick up the bass, infusing industrial textures and tech-driven sound with their killer remix of this track.
Diego and Patrik, aka FUTURPOETS, derive influence from a wide array of genres, including old-school Soul, Ghetto Booty House, Garage, Deep House and Nu-Disco; however, the Guadalajaran duo is predominantly known as the masterminds behind the wonderfully raw and dirty G-House movement, as well as co-founders of the hot new label House of Hustle. ‘Secrets’ showcases their authentic musical diversity; it’s no wonder these two are quickly on the rise. Armed with incredible talent and a whole lot of bass – and they’re not afraid to use it.
Walker & Royce are no strangers to the electronic music scene. Producing together for the past five years and touring across the globe, the seasoned NYC duo have fiercely been paving the way and gracing our ears with their groove-laden, deep house sounds since the very beginning.
With remarkable talent and a just a hint of luck, Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce, aka Walker & Royce, now have their feet firmly planted in the dance music circuit. Initially catching the prospective ear of Crosstown Rebel’s label head, Damian Lazarus, with their very first production – a remix of SAARID’s ‘Future Lately’ – they proceeded to release their debut EP ‘You’re Not Welcome’. The rest, is history.
Walker & Royce’s refreshingly unique sound has gained them much recognition and ample success; receiving support from industry heavyweights such as Pete Tong, Sasha, Maceo Plex, Catz N Dogz, Treasure Fingers, among many more.
We are absolutely thrilled to have them onboard for this week’s Lovecast episode. So go ahead, turn it up, and jam out to their fresh new mix, as you gain more insight on the duo in their interview below.
How did you first get introduced to house music? Who were some of your early influences? Gavin: For me it was Doc Martin. I was a “raver” in the late 90′s and was into all sorts of Electronic music but then I saw Doc do a 6 hour set at Buzz in DC and I was a House Head from that day forward.
Sam: I started paying attention to Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, then my friends dragged me to Twilo to see Sasha & Digweed and it was all over.
How did Walker & Royce begin producing music together? Gavin: We have been friends for years but Sam was always producing and I was just DJing. Then I decided I wanted to produce after doing a few of my own edits. I got asked to do a few remixes and got in over my head so I came to Sam for help. After he helped me I ended up going over a few projects with him and we have never looked back.
We recently followed your story during Music is 4 Lovers’ Instagram takeover in Los Angeles last weekend. How is the scene in LA different from NYC? Gavin: I actually think there is a lot of similarities to the scenes. However the west coast has better weather and more festivals so I think that people approach their party time management differently. In NYC we cram as much time into one day as possible. People will go out at midnight and not come home until midnight the next night. Also in LA people are much more into being healthy. In NYC we hate everyone but hate ourselves the most…. :-/
What do you think is a crucial element staying fresh in the game? Sam: Be your own artist and try to stick out as much as possible.
What is your creative process in the studio? What benefits and/or challenges are there being a duo act compared to a solo artist? Sam: The biggest benefit is having a second opinion, it allows you to not be overindulgent.
Gavin: I think as we work together more and more we have a lot more trust in each other opinions. We aren’t always together or at least not as much as we used to be, but it doesn’t mater that much because we are on the same page when we are in the studio.
What’s on the horizon for 2016? Any releases, labels or gigs that you’re particularly stoked about? Gavin: We are expecting to have our biggest year yet… We have a EP dropping on Waze & Odyssey Street Tracks in April. Our fingers are crossed for another label we really love. We have some great gigs already lined up across North and South America as well as over in Europe. Really looking forward to the CRSSD Fest in San Diego and we are headed back to the UK for Lost Village Festival!!! It’s gonna be a great year…
Dream gig… W&R: A Space Station…
Dream collab… W&R: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
What is the hottest track in your arsenal to get the party started? W&R: Mike Meds “Jackin’ Drunk” We play this all the time and have been for years. It’s made by our buddy Mike who also had some dope stuff as Michael & Mattis.
Tell us about your mix… W&R: We always find it difficult to do mixes when we aren’t in front of a crowd so for this we just tried to pick some of tracks we are finding the most interesting. We like weird stuff…
Drink of choice… W&R: Jameson Soda’s all night long!