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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boys Noize's Long Awaited Single "XTC" Released On Soundcloud

"XTC" is the first single of Boys Noize´s forthcoming album 'Out Of The Black' - will be released on August 6th through Boysnoize Records and is already tearing down dancefloors around the globe, being supported and played out by Justice, 2ManyDJ´s, Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan, Annie Mac & A-Trak to name a few. The long awaited single was released today on Soundcloud and has been compared to Kraftwerk's music. Enjoy, this shit sounds really good!

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Robot Dancing Competition In China

A robot dancing competition has taken place in northeast China, attracting 29 teams from China, Russia, Mexico and South Korea.The competition was divided into nine categories, including solo dance, pas de deux, group dance, ballet, yangge, street dance and folk dance. A pair of giant panda-shaped robots drew attention as they had to move over 20 joints in costumes when they were dancing.

A team from a Mexican University won the first prize for the solo dance category after a day-long competition, while the team from Harbin Engineering University won four prizes. The other four prizes went to Shanghai Jiaotong University, St. Petersburg National University and Fujin No.3 Middle School.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gesaffelstein, Brodinski & 2ManyDJs (Among Others) Perform at Extrema Outdoor Festival 2012

Extrema Outdoor Festival believes in the future of electronic music. The European festival is praised for its show and decoration, but dancing will be main thing of course! The live performances of RipTidE, Joost van Bellen, Djedjotronic, Riton, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski & 2ManyDJs were presented on the Chromium Area stage. Expect brutal heavy tracks, mayhem on the dancefloor guaranteed! Check out the live performance below, in fact this seemed to be one of the best parties of the year.

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BitTorrent's New Plan To Pay Musicians For Downloaded Music Without Charging Users

BitTorrent Inc., the parent company of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent, starts a new series of experiments today in which it will help artists monetize the BitTorrent ecosystem. The company has partnered with the legendary DJ Shadow who agreed to give away exclusive content to BitTorrent users. The free content bundle includes software from advertisers, allowing the artist and BitTorrent to generate revenue from users who opt to install it.

The idea is simple. BitTorrent Inc. helps artists to promote a bundle of free content to their 150 million users. This bundle includes a piece of sponsored software such as a media player or anti-virus package that can be installed as an option. When a user installs the free software, both the artist and BitTorrent get a cut of the proceeds.

With this model, BitTorrent Inc. hopes to add a lucrative revenue stream for artists while giving users more access to free content. DJ Shadow has become the first artist to accept this marketing strategy which is part of the new digital world.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

British TV Channel To Host Rave Party For Six Hours

Put your hands in the air: in an unprecedented move, Channel 4 is to host an ad-free, live six-hour House party to mark the birth of rave. The show will feature sets from international DJs, including Grandmaster Flash and Annie Mac, in an attempt to "turn the TV into the ultimate DJ booth". As well as no adverts, House Party, will have no commentary and no interruptions. Just like a real club, reveller will be able to make requests for tunes – although this will be done through social media rather than shouting across a DJ booth.

The event, which will air from midnight on the evening of 24 August and run through to 6am, marks the 20th anniversary of 1992's infamous free rave at Castlemorton near Malvern in Worcestershire, which was attended by 40,000 people.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Phil Kieran & Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl (PK Techno Mix)

This project started off as a bootleg released by Phil Kieran back in 2007. Back then he was just putting out a tune he really wanted out there, cutting through the red tape. But as occasionally happens this one was too good to have such a limited release.


Boys Noize Premieres New Album Track "This Is What You Want"

Back in June, German Techno maestro Boys Noize announced his third album was “98.9% finished”. Now it looks like the last 1.1% has been tied off, with the man otherwise known as Alex Ridha setting October 2 as the release date for the new album, 'Out Of The Black'. "What You Want" has some sort of B-boy style mixed with robot vocals and modern sound aesthetics.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Jacques Lu Cont - Underground

Jacques Lu Cont has debuted the music video for new song "Underground", directed by Nathan Rissman. A banger tune! music makes you lose control. . . . The video shows different underground metro stations from different places of the world. Jacques Lu Cont aka Stuart Price is best known for his work with Madonna which spanned almost a decade culminating in Madonna's tenth studio album 'Confessions on a Dance Floor'.


Harris Robotis Gives Away Free Acid House Track "Finders Keepers"

Harris Robotis has unveiled his new Acid House track 'Finders Keepers' and is giving it away for free! The new tune is part of 'The Love Me Wrong' EP. It dices and slices and turns carrots into cute little ziggurats. Yes its reminiscent of a hazy past, but its every superlative of fresh and updated you could think of. It sounds better, has more ketamine in it and it's so stokingly great House music you just want to eat it all night long!

For lovers of Jamie jones, Solomun, Juan Atkins and inner city and other oh so cool shit you secretly love…


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Hervé - Blamalama

Music video by Hervé performing "Blamalama". Taken from the album 'Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down'. Hervé aka Joshua Harvey is a producer/DJ. You may also know him as The Count (with Sinden), Voodoo Chilli, Speaker Junk, Action Man, Dead Soul Brothers and Young Lovers. He first came to the attention of the electronic music world in 2005 with a string of 12” releases on cutting edge Dubsided label. He then wanted to release through his own label and also give new artists an opportunity, so he set up Cheap Thrills Records.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Digitalism Interview 2012

Digitalism Interview 2012 (7:45 minutes)
German Electronica duo Digitalism chat with BPM backstage at Groovin The Moo Festival 2012. These guys talk about their futuristic live shows, remixes and their upcoming underground music album.


DJ Pierre, Carl Cox, Steve Ward & Phuture - We Are Phuture (ACID FACE Remix)

The original "We Are Phuture" was one of a handful of songs that incredibly put  the Acid/Techno genre on the world stage and catapulted DJ Pierre as a major producer and DJ.

Now DJ Pierre, Carl Cox, Steve Ward and Phuture have delivered an incredibly current and underground, yet anthemic, re-recording of this classic club banger. 


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Friday, July 20, 2012

The New EP From VCMG Due On 20th August

VCMG will release EP3 'Aftermaths' on 20 August 2012, with remixes from Vince Clarke, LFO, Alva Noto, Gesaffelstein and Chris Berg. Taken from Ssss, out on Mute now and voted # 2 in The Quietus' recent Albums of the Year So Far, the project is the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), who joined forces for the first time in over thirty years to craft a 10-track album which demonstrates their mutual love of electronic music.

Following on from the remix packages available for EP1 'Spock' and EP2 'Single Blip', remixes for EP3 'Aftermaths' come from Techno pioneer LFO, aka Mark Bell, who produced Depeche Mode's Exciter and Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, multi disciplinary artist and co-founder of the Raster-Noton label. The digital release features additional remixes from Vince Clarke, Gesaffelstein who has recently remixed Zombie Zombie and Sweden's Christoffer Berg, whose previous remixes including Moby and Metronomy.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Idiotronic feat. Ben Mono - 1992

"1992" is a  solid Techno track with a dandy vibe: groovy, somewhat dark, but sensual and trippy, with Ben Mono in charge of vocals that contribute in the design of a hot Acid bomb with a stunning Argentinean beauty as part of the official music video!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Detroit Techno Legend Kevin Saunderson Top Five Classic Hits

Kevin Saunderson didn't just invent Detroit Techno as part of the legendary Belleville Three with Juan Atkins and Derrick May. He also perfected the Techno hit, catapulting the seminal D-Town sound across the Atlantic and onto the dancefloors of Europe, where rave culture was about to explode in the late '80s.

Saunderson's Inner City outfit, featuring vocalist Paris Grey, was the biggest thing in dance music during its heyday. Classic singles like "Big Fun" and "Good Life" would hit the top spot on the U.S. dance chart while also becoming top-ten hits in the UK.

But the most remarkable thing about Saunderson and his fellow pioneers is that there was no precedent for what they were doing at the time. No formula for these massive hits that sparked a dancefloor frenzy around the world. If you are a Techno lover, then you'll love to listen Kevin Saunderson's top five classic hits below. . .

                                               1) Kreem - Triangle Of Love

2) Inner City - Big Fun

3) Inner City - Good Life

4) E-Dancer - Heavenly

5) Reese Project - The Colour of Love


Fashion Guide For Men ► Skinny Jeans Could Cause Testicular Problems

Professional medics have warned that skinny jeans are causing incidents of twisted testicles, bladder weakness and even urinary tract infections. Tight trousers can constrict the spermatic cord leading to testicular torsion which cuts off the blood supply. This situation requires urgent surgery to prevent the testicle from turning gangrenous. A study of 2,000 men revealed one in ten have had unpleasant side-effects from their tight trousers, the survey also showed that one in seven men regularly wear skinny jeans. In conclusion, skinny jeans are not fashionable anymore. 


Milano - Wasteland (Original Mix)

Ushering in a new era for Tiga's Turbo Recordings, New Jack Techno showcases the label's next generation of producers, signalling a bold new direction for the influential Canadian imprint. My favorite track from the EP is "Wasteland" by Milano. 


Gesaffelstein Has Become The New Prince Of French Techno

The new prince of French Techno, Gesaffelstein has black eyes, pale face and a good taste for music. Mike Levy, aka Gesaffelstein, has become one of the most important DJs and producers in France. Ibiza is not his favorite place, but he believes it's important to be there, at least in the eyes of Americans and Englishmen. In the July issue of  DJ magazine, Gesaffelstein & Brodinski appear in the main cover and are being classified as "French New Wave". A new wave that breaks with the French Touch 2.0, aesthetics.

"Techno music is a revolutionary genre, its possibilities are endless. You can introduce other influences like Funk, Electro, Brazilian music ... This scene has brought music to its original roots. Music returns to the basic technology, the intransigence of underground resistance."

Today Gesaffelstein plays at least two to three times a week at clubs in Europe and worldwide. Experiencing a rate which he said he did not suffer. When he is in Paris, he locks himself in his studio, a small room that was painted black in order to create an atmosphere that leads to creativity.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Chemical Brothers Have Composed The Official Song Of The London 2012 Olympic Games

With only a month to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced a unique music programme that includes The Chemical Brothers! These guys have composed an official song to soundtrack the London 2012 Olympic cycling events, titled "Theme For Velodrome". The new song reflects the sense of speed, pace and drama, of the sport as well as the incredible beauty of the new Velodrome in the Olympic park in east London. Listen to a radio rip of this tune below, recorded from BBC 1, Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gesaffelstein - Belgium (Original Mix)

Gesaffelstein will definitely be influencing the future of Techno music. The Techno genre is still alive and thriving, "Belgium" is a good example of this music phenomenon. This great tune is part of his latest release, 'Bromance #4'. Can't wait for more releases and remixes . . .   

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hot Chip - Night & Day (Dusky Remix)

Dusky has a shaking rhythm sense and master crafted touch that struck on us very quickly like never before! The London based DJ and producer has released a Techno version of Hot Chip's newest single "Night & Day".  An undeniably infectious bouncing groove!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Roland TR-808 Gets Its Own Documentary

Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808, an upcoming documentary about one of dance music’s most prized tools. Beginning with the seminal sound of Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, the film is set to celebrate all the goodness you can get out of a Roland TR-808.

One of the project’s producers is legendary studio kingpin Arthur Baker, whose credits include work with New Order, Al Green and Rocker’s Revenge. However, it was his role in creating Planet Rock back in the early ‘80s with his offsider John Robie, Bambaataa and the Kraftwerk team of Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider that makes him an authority on this topic.

I'm loving the rhythmic teaser video below, but unfortunately the movie isn’t coming until 2013. For more information click here.

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Digitalism vs Tommy Trash - Falling

Back in the days when we were little kids it doesn't matter what they showed us on TV. If you want to remember those days, then you must watch the music video below! Damn this shit makes me dizzy. I'm glad to see some creativity left in the game. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Destructo Interview 2012

Destructo Interview 2012 (4:31 minutes)
Hard Fest creator Destructo talks a little bit about how he got his name, his daily routine, how Hard Fest started and what he's working on at the moment like Hard Summer, Hard Haunted and Holy Ship. A very nice interview you must watch!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Zombie Zombie - Rocket Number 9 (Gesaffelstein Remix)

The new Zombie Zombie album, 'Rituals' will be released early October. They have been touring quite a lot, and expanding their killer reputation playing live across Europe. As a first single, "Rocket Number 9" is a cover of the mighty Sun Ra, sung by the band.

On the remix front, the new Techno rising star outta France, Gesaffelstein, delivered a 117 bpm rave anthem!!! it caused damages wherever it has been played by DJs... HEAVY, for real.


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hans Bouffmyhre - Hurricane

Hans Bouffmyhre has delivered a typically bombastic and uncompromising three-track EP. "Hurricane" is a new Techno track with an abrasive vibe with its distinctive jittering buzzer sound and rising tones making for an anxious and disorientating effect.


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Fashion Guide For Men ► Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Hugo Boss Spring/Summer Men’s line had a very city chic and young in attitude swagger to it as it came down the Berlin Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week 2013. The materials and cuts gave a youthful, futuristic look that every fashionable 20 ish will want to rock down his own “runway” on the streets of his own fashionable part of the world. Photos & video of the fashion show below.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Alden Tyrell feat. Mike Dunn - Touch The Sky (Original Vox)

''Touch The Sky'' a peak time Acid monster with Mike's vocal chant in the style of his classic MD3 projects. The acidic synth line will keep the party jumping and the bassline droppin'. Get ready to touch the sky while you dance this great tune!  



Friday, July 6, 2012

The Presets - Youth In Trouble (Green Velvet Remix)

The latest remix done by Green Velvet sounds like a never-ending, undulating slice of face-melting Acid Techno, "Youth In Trouble" is without doubt a dancefloor hit that will last till the end of time! 



AudioFun feat. Bela Takes Chase - All For You

Official video for the first AudioFun single to be released on Vicious Recordings. The label which has previously released tracks by Avicii, Tiesto, Dirty South, Chuckie and more, brings you the first in a series of originals from one of the new rising stars in dance music.

Released second half of July '12 on all good digital retailers with remixes from D.O.D (Dim Mak/Black Hole), Reuben Keeney (Toolroom) & Breakdown (Vicious).


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mumbai Science Interview 2012

Mumbai Science Interview 2012 (5:34 minutes)
Check out Mumbai Science most recent interview filmed in Stockholm, Sweden. These guys started as an experiment project, which explains the origins of their unique name. The DJ/producer duo Jonas Kiesekoms and Maarten Elenthey also revealed they're fans of cheese RnB music lol.  

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Chocolate Puma - Go-Go Boots (Original Mix)

A frenetic slice of Acid Techno is up next from Chocolate Puma on their own Pssst Music imprint. Bubbling arpeggios build the track up to bursting point as a pitched down vocal hammers home the track title. Get your march on!