September 2012

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Posted in: New Music

Duke Dumont – Giver (For Club Play Only Pt.2) Turbo Duke Dumont is one of those frustratingly talented producers who tends to only conjure up a release just as you're thinking he's gone for good, cant be good for business, however it does mean that each release is generally well considered discounting the overly hyped 2008 'Hoy'. Since his 2007 smash 'When I Hear Music / Lean & Bounce' Duke Dumont has had the odd release here and there and between 2009-2011 virtually disappeared before leaping back onto our Soundcloud pages with the grisly tropical roller 'Elephant & Castle', at which point we thought the Duke is back. Alas another ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

Sigha – Self Improvement / Living With Ghosts Sigha is an artist who is most commonly known for producing claustrophobic techno rollers, however to stop their is perhaps an injustice to the Sigha sound. Whilst the majority of his work since his tortured 2009 debut 'Bruised' on Hotflush Recordings is undoubetdly techno of the Berghain variety there is more going on than just cold clinical beats. With every release you feel that there is an atmosphere, almost as though someone else is in the room, this is not to say he is writing cinematic horror music but rather that, perhaps, his own pensive character is being projected into the music. ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Competitions

Win – x2 Tickets to FABRIC this weekend – Skudge (Live) COMPETITION CLOSED // WINNERS ANNOUNCED VIA TWITTER Fabric have kindly got in contact and offered two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers. So if you're in London Saturday night and craving some heavy beats, we'd recommend entering this competition, winning it, and then heading into Room 2, to see Skudge (Live), Cosmin TRG and Untold. Our pick of the show has to be Skudge really, in recent months the Swedish outfit have thrust themselves to the forefront of the emerging bass techno movement, ie people into Bass now getting into Techno, and demanded our affections. We'd ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Tutorial

Tech – Tom Middleton Deep Bass House (Loopmasters) Bass House is one of the most distinctive sounds to reveal itself this decade. Taking influences from techno, deep house and UK garage, Bass house has rapidly propelled itself into the main room of clubs across the UK. Artists such as Eats Everything, A1 Bassline, Scuba, Claude VonStroke, Pearson Sound, Shadow Child and Disclosure have helped elevate the sound to the next level. Loopmasters has teamed up with one of the most respected producers in the world at this moment in time, who is known as the legendary Tom Middleton. With over 23 years of experience under his belt, Tom has worked ... Read more / Preview track
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Justin Martin – Ghettos & Gardens Remixes Vol. 1 Justin Martin released his critically acclaimed debut album 'Ghettos & Gardens' earlier this year, unleashing a triumphant host of club chuggers that have been decimating dance floors far and wide. In fact the album was so accomplished that we werent really expecting a remixed version, mainly because remix albums generally dont even come close to the original work, however it would appear on this first offering our fears are unfounded, with each remix offering an enticing twist on the original piece. Ghettos & Gardens Remixes Vol. 1 is available on Beatport 3rd of October and well ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Tutorial

Tech – In The Studio with Mele (Logic 9) Point Blank Online Music Production School are back once again with another series of “In the Studio With...” featuring Liverpool based DJ/ Producer Mele. The 20 year old has had a very successful year, being tipped to be one of Time Out Magazines “DJ stars of 2012”, having plenty of air time on shows such as Annie Mac's on Radio 1 and releases on Sinden's Grizzly label, there is no doubt that Mele is a very promising prospect for UK dance music. In this video Mele deconstructs his remix of Disclosure's "Tenderly". He shows you how he chose to arrange it and also some of the mixing ... Read more / Preview track
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Featured Artist – Tony Lionni It was back in June last year when we first came across Tony Lionni's music. George Fitzgerald's Man Make Music label booked him to headline one of their London shows and I was intrigued to find out why. His 2009 production 'Found a Place' released on Ostgut Ton is the type of track you'd feel comfortable calling a classic. Euphoric piano stabs and uplifiting vocal edits combine to form a house/techno crossover that will continue to be played in clubs for years to come. Delve deeper into the Berlin based producer's discography and you'll discover gem after gem released on a string of ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Albums

Erol Alkan – Another Bugged Out Mix In our eyes Erol Alkan, despite being a well respected DJ and producer, hasn't been elevated to the status of 'UK Music Icon' that he deserves. Everyone is aware of his ability behind the decks and his work with Boys Noize but his contributions to music go so much further than that. Trash, his legendary London party was responsible for getting a slew of bands to play in England for the first time, including Justice. He produced both Late Of The Pier's 'Fantasy Black Channel' and Mystery Jets' '21' both of which are highly rated indie albums. He collaborated with Richard Norris on the ... Read more / Preview track