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G-Love Mixtape Vol.17 featuring LouLou Players

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Stud Belgian house music producer and label head, LouLou Players, throws down a hot mix composed of all his own tracks and track from his label, LouLou Records, for the 17th episode of our G-Love Mixtape series.

LouLou Records has been rockin’ the world of ghetto house, or gangsta house, or simply g-house, since 2009–elevating some the genre’s top notch producers: Kolombo, Tube & Berger, Amine Edge, Vanilla Ace, Jean Bacarreza, Nikitin and The Beatangers. The raw and hyped up beats that LouLou Players pushes is next to none.

Besides droppin’ massive tunes his own label, LouLou Players has also unleashed an army of tracks on labels like Suara, Bunny Tiger and Nurvous–making him one of the pinnacle players (pun intended) in the game.

We feel privileged to host a mix from LouLou Players and hope you enjoy what he has prepared for us.

Learn more about LouLou Players in the quick Q&A below…

G-Love Mixtape Vol.17 featuring LouLou Players

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Track List:
1. Natema – Supernova (LouLou Players remix) – Moon records
2. LouLou Players & Upstroke – Up To The Top – Delicious rec.
3. LouLou Players & Jean Bacarreza – Acid In My Mind – LouLou records
4. LouLou Players & Pimpo Gama – I’m Not – LouLou records
5. LouLou Players & Jean Bacarreza – Porn Music – LouLou records
6.  LouLou Players & Bruno Be – That’s Ok
7.  Alternative Kasual – Fuck All – LouLou records
8.  Kolombo – Ur The Finest (secret edit) – LouLou records
9.  Marangoni & Ankker – Like Hoollywood – LouLou records
10. Malikk – Is Back – LouLou records
11. Roma de Cicco – IF – LouLou records
12. LouLou Players & Upstroke – Got the Move – Delicious rec.

>> DOWNLOAD MIX HERE <<

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Q&A with LouLou Players

Who inspires you?
I get my inspiration in everyday life, each person you meet is somebody who can inspire you. But for sure if I have to name a few artists that made me crazy.. I would talk about Prince, François K, Kevin Saunderson, Chic and many many more.

What is the hottest track in your arsenal?
As a label manager, I’ve had the chance to receive lot of crazy demos. So at the moment I’m really into the tracks of my brazilian friend Pimpo Gama. This guy has got the funk! Really love his prods and it’s always working high on the dance floor.

Where do you dream about Djing?
I really would like to go play at Burning Man. Also I’m dreaming about Australia tour and for sure a first tour in the U.S.

When is your next release?
I have lots of releases coming up on Milk & Sugar, LouLou records, Bunny Tiger, Warung rec., and also several remixes — the second part of the year will be busy.

Why did you get into house music?
I’m from Belgium, so it was really easy to fall into house music due to the big history we have here. Then for sure as I’m french speaking, this big french touch phenomena was a big punch in the face

How do you make all them hot tracks?!
Working is the key. I also really like to make collabs and remixes, this can give you new perspectives of work, this can give you everyday influences.

CHEERS!

- jams
Jimbo James
Managing Editor

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The post G-Love Mixtape Vol.17 featuring LouLou Players appeared first on Music is 4 Lovers.

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Some Guy In Florida Changed His Name To Kraftwerk

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Ahh Florida. Not sure how much you all are familiar with America’s penis but trust me, it holds some of the US’ most interesting personalities.

Take for example “Kraftwerk”. No, not the seminal German electronic outfit, rather a random guy who has officially changed his name to reflect his undying allegiance to the group. Not much else is known about Kraftwerk, except that he is an organ donor, he can ride motorcycles, and was born in 1969. Oh, he also documents his daily activities via a Flickr account where you can watch him do such things as, “[get his] his driver’s license, pump[ed] petrol, [have] lunch, [go] record shopping…”. Clad in red shirt and skinny black tie, Kraftwerk traverses the Sunshine State looking for any copy of “The Man Machine” he can find

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The post Some Guy In Florida Changed His Name To Kraftwerk appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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So Behringer’s analog synth is a poly, and other revelations

Behringer continues to leak out teaser videos about its upcoming analog synth – and with the rest of the industry out on summer vacation, they’ve got pretty much everyone’s full attention. There’s a few things you can learn from their latest video – not least that I was dead wrong, and this is a polysynth, not a monosynth. (Oops.)

There’s an arpeggiator.

It’s got at least four voices – you can see them lighting up. In fact, those voices are lighting up a bit like it’s swapping voices from an arpeggiator, like KORG’s Mono/Poly.

There are separate LFOs (at least as evidenced by the differing LFO rates mentioned in the video.) You can see clearly marked LFO 1 + LFO 2.

You can use it in unison mode with a poly unison detune (see that big fader).

The previous video set this one up, but didn’t show quite as much (though some more on the LFOs, oscillator settings…)

I’m going to just go around now saying …

” … Peaceful … ”

Here’s our previous still grab of the full synth (it flashes for just a moment in the first video):

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The post So Behringer’s analog synth is a poly, and other revelations appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

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PREMIERE — DJ Tonio – Closer Faster Stronger (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Suara]

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July 25th sees rising Tech House DJ/Producer Olivier Giacomotto release his remix of fellow Frenchman DJ Tonio’s ‘Closer Faster Stronger’, distributed via Coyu’s revered label, Suara.

This vibrant offering follows on from Olivier’s recent reworks of DJ Pierre’s ‘Let The Music Take You Higher’ and Kiko & Dave Davis ‘Living In Space’ plus his ‘Essentials Vol. 13’ mix compilation on Get Physical Music earlier this year.

Olivier’s interpretation boasts the original’s pitched down vocal sample set to a driving Tech House rhythm, a hypnotic bassline and an abundance of sinister synths stabs and melodies.

The remix will be released as part of a package, alongside DJ Tonio’s original and additional remixes from Thomas Schumacher & Victor Ruiz as well as Dennis Cruz.

‘Closer Faster Stronger’ (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) is available via Beatport on July 25th.

DJ Tonio – Closer Faster Stronger (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Suara]

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ARTIST: DJ TONIO
TITLE: ‘CLOSER FASTER STRONGER’ (OLIVIER GIACOMOTTO REMIX)
LABEL: SUARA
RELEASE:

Jimbo James
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The post PREMIERE — DJ Tonio – Closer Faster Stronger (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Suara] appeared first on Music is 4 Lovers.

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Premiere: Human Machine – The Mule (Original Mix)

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Premiering on DHA is Human Machine, a musical project composed of four Sicilian DJs and friends: Musumeci, Sisio, Simeone and Pavi.

Mixing their 4 different musical roots and skills into one new identity, the Sicilian combo have a simple rule: make danceable music. After their debut 12″ ‘Black Mechanism‘ on Engrave Ltd put them on the map, Human Machine made an appearance on Connaisseur Recordings with the strong 146 EP still hot in Ibiza and in the most influential DJs’ sets. This time around Human Machine’s latest EP will be released by the Berlin-based label Exit Strategy, already receiving full support by Ame, Dixon, Solomun and Adriatique.

Available 22 July 2016 via Exit Strategy.

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The post Premiere: Human Machine – The Mule (Original Mix) appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Advanced Techniques For Finger Drumming A Mad Zach Soundpack

Incorporating a performative element into a DJ set or live show is more popular than ever. For many producers and DJs, adding a finger drumming routine might seem challenging, but with a bit of practice it can quickly become the most exciting part of your set. Watch Mad Zach’s tutorial on how he performs one of his most recent sound packs and learn to ace it yourself.

Mad Zach’s Finger Drumming Techniques

The soundpack used in this video, Sentient Being, is available here as part of Mad Zach Soundpacks Vol. 5

A few Mad Zach pro tips from the video above:

  • Make sure you know what each finger is doing – a consistent approach where you assign specific tasks to specific fingers works best.
  • Always start by working on a single beat and playing that beat until it becomes second nature (muscle memory!). Once you’re there, add variants and flourishes that provide the dynamic narrative of the routine.
  • Keep most of the core drumming on your dominant hand, and leave the pads, bass, atmosphere, and other elements that don’t need as much dexterity to your non-dominant hand.
  • In Ableton, use two devices (Random and Scale) to create one-button melodies that sound great every time you play them.

For more tips from Mad Zach:

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