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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DJ Nina Kraviz' Favorite Tracks

Nina Kraviz, The Queen of Underground Electronic Music reveals her favorite tracks for the very first time!
The track I'll be opening my next DJ set with
M Pittman - Chicago Nights
As always, simplicity is the key. A good drum machine rhythm track is priceless because that's what makes your ass shake.

The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor
Levon Vincent - Air Raid
A high-energy ruff killer. Simple as that.

The track I wish I'd signed to my label
DJ Slugo - Freaky Ride
A dirty, cheap, stupid and vulgar ghetto-blaster. Raw sexiness from one my favourite Dance Mania artists.

The ideal festival track
Jared Wilson - This Love
I discovered this track a few years ago at Hardwax record store and since then I just can't stop playing it.

The track that should have been a crossover hit
DJ HMC - Marauder
This track was released in 2001 but still sounds as hot as if it was baked five minutes ago. Australian techno; weird and just huge. I don't know if it was ever a hit but this is my all-time weapon.

The best track by my favourite new artist
Amir Alexander - Violence
This track is very rough, weird and noisy. It's close to being an acid track but it's not an acid track … and I love the Asian melody.

The track I'd play at sunset in Ibiza
The Other People Place - Eye Contact
I wish to hear this played in Ibiza next summer. If nobody else does it, I will do it myself.

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Win I Love Techno CDs Mixed By Erol Alkan

Taking place on the 10th of November, this year's I Love Techno is held at the Flanders Expo in Ghent and as ever is expected to attract some 35,000 people across 5 rooms making it Europe's leading indoor dance event.
Erol Alkan is one of the headliners this year, next to other hot acts such as Boys Noize, Vitalic, Gesaffelstein, Modeselektor and many many more.
Erol Alkan is a London based DJ and producer. He has remixed tracks from artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Justice, MGMT, Hot Chip, Scissor Sisters and Connan Mockasin amongst many others. He also runs his own label Phantasy Sound, has a radio show on BBC 6 Music... A busy bee is definitely an understatement for Erol Alkan! His 2005 "Bugged Out" mix is a real classic, so after previous editions by Crookers and Steve Aoki, we're proud to present you
How to enter the competition?
Send an email to comp@music-news.com with I LOVE TECHNO CDS! in the subject line,  including your name, address and telephone number. It's that simple! Best of luck!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Calvin Harris Makes Acid Techno Song Entitled "Mansion"

"Mansion" by Calvin Harris is probably the best track in his awful Pop music album, called '18 Months'. Well, the popular Scottish DJ & producer made an amazing Acid Techno tune this time, which sounds pretty similar to Green Velvet, DJ Pierre and Boys Noize's productions. I just wish he would make this song his next upcoming single, because the rest of the album is pretty boring, and too commercial for my ears. Good luck Mr. Harris!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Miguel Campbell - Rockin' Beats [Video]

Miguel Campbell is a burgeoning young star that shot to notoriety in 2011 after 'Something Special', his debut release on Hot Creations became one of the biggest tracks of the year. Set to put Miguel back in the end of year charts for a second year running, "Rockin' Beats" is a smooth and addictive ride that's rich in harmonies and contagious bass-lines. This thoughtfully executed and consistent combination from the opening title track to the closing moments leaves you feeling warm inside.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ben Pearce - What I Might Do [Video]

With what might turn out to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, the massive 'What I Might Do' by Ben Pearce is here. Solomun, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Pete Tong are all already on board with championing this slick combination of soulful urban vocals and irresistible grooving Deep House. Watch now the music video!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Tensnake feat. Syron - Mainline [Video]

With a thumpingly retro bassline, snappy 909-styled hats and a chopped and re-pitched vocal which winds its way around the main refrain, "Mainline" is a positive and worthy reimagining of the 'glory days' of House music. With its feel-good, retro House stylings and assured vocal performance, the new release from Tensnake looks set to be as big as its feline predecessor.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Para One feat. Surkin - Compute (Erol Alkan Live Re-Edit)

Taking place on the 10th of November, this year's I Love Techno is held at the Flanders Expo in Ghent and as ever is expected to attract some 35,000 people, making it Europe's leading indoor dance event. Erol Alkan is one of the headliners!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fashion Guide For Men ► Sandals Are Back In Style!

Sandals are back in style for this 2012!  An open type of outdoor footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps passing over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle. Sandals are ideal for men who like to walk a lot in the park/streets or for those men who live in a coastal city. Below you'll see a couple of trendy sandals for this year + the link where you can get it at an affordable price on Ebay. All items below were made in South Korea, and they look fresh, modern and cool!
Men's Roman Ankle Gladiator Sandals
Men's Lace-up Thong Sandals

 Men's Leather Belt Strap Knot Thong Sandals
 Men's Ultimate Thongs String Sandals


Why No One Knows How Much Money DJs Are Making Now?

In the digital music era, complicated and outdated copyright law as well as private negotiations have made it difficult see how much is really going back to the people making music.
We're buying less music than we did the year before. Just like last year. And the year before that, and so on. But now more than ever we're streaming on YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Electro WOW and a whole host of other digital music services, creating an entirely new pathway between your music loving ears and a producer's bank account, one that is anything but straightforward.
Today, there are a lot of different ways DJs can make money, but it's not always clear how much artists are pocketing from some of the most popular services. In the digital music era, complicated and outdated copyright law as well as private negotiations between DJs, labels and streaming services have made it difficult see how much is going back to the people making music.
Before the Internet, there were two different ways DJs made money off of sound recording copyright royalties. One way was through distribution, selling a physical record or CD, and the other was performance. These were two different categories of usage for which different rates were calculated, but once music went online the distinction between distribution and performance became fuzzier!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Watch & Preview Boys Noize New Live Show

If you’re keen for a sneak peek of just how hectic the new show will be, you’re in luck: Future Music Festival may be the first time the German’s brought The Skull our way, but we won’t have to wait until then to catch a look at it. Boys Noize has been unveiling the set-up on his current European tour, and got the camera out to film his stops in Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and London, giving us the first pro footage of his show in live form.
As you can see the “Terminatoresque” new set-up features brute visuals and storming lights!

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The First Reality Show For DJs Premieres On Electro WOW Music Blog

Burn Studios Residency is a mini reality show about the art of DJing, that recently premiered on Youtube. This looks very cool, a group European young guys compete to become a resident DJ at 3 of the biggest clubs on Ibiza including Sankeys, Cafe Mambo, and Privilege. In each episode, they have to accomplish a task in order to be the winner. The best part of this reality show is that you can check out the appearances of very known international DJs. This is definetely, something you must watch now!
Episode 01 - Thousands applied but only 11 were chosen for the final stages of the burn studios residency program. It's now up to these 11 finalists to prove they have enough talent and determination to take on the professional world of DJ'ing in Ibiza.  This episode features appearances from Carl Cox, Luciano and Nina Kraviz.

Episode 02 - Having had a taste of island life and the professional world of DJ'ing at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, our burn studios residency finalists are determined to stay in the game. After the challenges set in this episode, some of them will have their doubts. This episode features appearances from Jamie Jones and 2ManyDJs.
Episode 03 - The journey continues for our 11 finalists in the burn studios residency program. After a behind the scenes tour of Ibiza's finest clubs—Sankeys, Cafe Mambo and Privilege—the finalists are met with one of the toughest challenges of their careers.
Episode 04 - With the final stage of judging well underway, it's time for the 11 DJs in the burn studios residency program to pick up their game. A world of opportunities open up to them!
Episode 05 - In this episode, 3 of the 11 finalists are awarded residencies at some of the finest clubs in Ibiza; Privilege, Sankeys and Cafe Mambo. This episode also features appearances from Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin.

Episode 06 - In this episode, the three winners of the burn studios residency contest have their first, nerve-racking gigs on the island. It doesn't take long for one DJ in particular to discover that not every gig lives up to the dream.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Luca C & Brigante feat. Roisin Murphy - Flash Of Light [Video]

Watch the official music video below! This couldn't really have failed. The original was written by the on-point Luca C & Brigante. Roisin's stunning melancholic vocal soaring, over a quality, low-slung groove. An amazing Deep House track with murky phased-out synths stabs. 

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Friday, October 19, 2012

6-Year-Old Girl World's Youngest DJ

A 6-year-old is to set a new Guinness World Record as the world's youngest DJ when she plays an event at the end of the month. For the last six months, she has had a slot on her dad Steve's Internet radio station TBFM Online. Amber Jacobs, who lives in Worcestershire, enjoys playing Rock music on her show including Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie. Amber is known as DJ AJ and besides DJing her second hobbie is watching SpongeBob SquarePants, WTF? lol. 


Kraftwerk Is First Electronic Artist Nominated To Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame class of 2013 have been announced and alongside Public Enemy and NWA, this year, electronic music is being recognized. Having laid the foundations for four decades of computerized Techno and Dance music, Kraftwerk, led by founder Ralf Hütter, has influenced generations of artists in all genres, mapping musical futures yet to come. From Bowie to Daft Punk, New Order to Depeche Mode, Afrika Bambaataa to Björk, Dr Dre to Jay-Z, Radiohead to LCD Soundsystem and almost everyone in between, the mark of Kraftwerk is seemingly without end. The German electronica pioneers received a nomination this year for one of music's most prestigious awards, and if inducted, they will be the first purely electronic recording artist to join the Hall of Fame. Vote right here!

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Italian Duo Crookers Retiring From Music

 Italian duo Crookers (Phra & Bot) have decided to no longer work together. Bot is pursuing a new direction, while Phra will continue on as Crookers.

"After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions." Bot said.

Exciting times are yet to come and both can't wait to show what's in store for the future.

"We want to thank all our fans for supporting us from day one! Don't be sad though, a new chapter is about to begin."

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)

Candi Staton has legacy beyond compare. Responsible for some of the most memorable and best loved soul records of all time, Staton has a voice that is currently captivating a new generation of music lovers. Staton's latest single is "Hallelujah Anyway", enjoy it!


Antoine Le Funk DJ Mix no. 2

Hello Electro WOW ppl, here's my mix no. 2 made of uplifting Techno music! This time I've included some great tunes from my favorite DJs and producers. Soon I will release a Deep House music mix for those who prefer this music genre. Please do not forget to visit my YouTube channel.

1 - Mumbai Science - Unite
2 - Green Velvet & Hardvard Bass - Lazer Beams
3 - Brodinski, Djedjotronic, Noob & Harvard Bass - Extreme Compote
4 - DJ Pierre - Acid (Pierre's Acid Face Mix)
5 - Strip Steve - Mother Circuit
6 - Fukkk Offf - U.R. Techno (Epik Remix)
7 - Harvard Bass - Juicy
8 - Gesaffelstein - Belgium
9 - Destructo - Technology

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Friday, October 12, 2012

LOGO - Fabrice [Video]

"Fabrice" is taken from LOGO's new EP Jacob & Fabrice" out now on Kitsuné. The track has been supported by Carl Cox, Boys Noize, Brodinski, Busy P, and more. Music video directed by Alice and Virgil Half Texier, assisted by Matteo Caranta and the actors who participated were Jessamine-bliss Bell and Paul Boche from France. Long live the king of music, TECHNO!

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Boys Noize - Ich R U [Video]

"Ich R U" is probably the most melodic track on Boys Noize's new album 'Out of The Black'. Similar tracks with the same vibe are "Yeah", "Jeffer" and "Shine Shine". It's a surprise that people sometimes prefer the melodic or softer stuff from Boys Noize. "Ich R U" is obviously more of a softer one but it's still super funky and Disco6000. I'm loving the robot vocals, and the music video too, whic was directed by Patrick Jean & Sebastien Loghman.

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Antoine Le Funk DJ Mix no. 1

Hello Electro WOW fans, this is the first time I upload a video of myself mixing a DJ set of TECHNO music. From now on I will upload more videos on my YouTube channel and on my website too! Next time, I will also use more songs on my DJ set, so please stay tuned for more! Right now I'm saving money for a laptop, a D.I.S.C.O. ball and a case specially designed for the Pioneer DDJ T1. Wanna have Antoine Le Funk playing at your club or private party? Contact me now:  electrowow@hotmail.com

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Green Velvet & Hardvard Bass - Lazer Beams

Green Velvet & Harvard Bass continue to represent the Techno & Techyes scene with this latest release. I'm loving the futuristic sounds of the lazer beams, this tune could be one of the best songs of the year. Please take a listen, and support the artists!


Robosonic - The Edge [Video]

Robosonic a.k.a Cord and Sacha have been building a reputation for producing multidimensional electronic music. After almost four years of abstinence from releasing original productions, Robosonic are back in the game with a new single "The Edge". Take a look at the music video below.


Nhan Solo - Friends [Video]

Whether he’s behind the wheels of steel in club land or tweaking the knobs in the studio, for Nhan Solo it’s always about one thing and one thing only: PASSION and ENERGY. --- From shrouded origins he found his way to the Bavarian Lowlands, where he quickly made a name for himself not only as an expressive producer but also a versatile DJ. Watch his new music video bellow, the tune is called "Friends".


Deetron feat. Hercules & Love Affair - Crave

"Crave", the first single of Deetron's forthcoming album on Music Man, featuring Hercules & Love Affair. It's been little over a year that we had a Deetron release on Music Man (his Depth Frame collab with Ripperton), but that doesn't mean our fav Swiss was being lazy at all.


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Miguel Campbell - Rockin' Beats

Miguel Campbell's forthcoming single "Rockin' Beats" is a funk fuelled odyssey, filled with spacey electronic madness it showcases Campbells dextrous use of vocals adding extra dimensions as the vocoder Daft Punk style rapping from northern vocalist Naroe rolls through the warm beats.


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Luca C & Brigante feat. Roisin Murphy - Flash Of Light (Solomun Remix)

Filtering through apocalyptic sunbeams, the iconic voice of Roisin Murphy shimmers above Luca C & Brigante's spacey vibrations in 'Flash of Light' - the next spark of brilliance from the ever more ubiquitous duo. In the shining brace of remixes, Solomun takes it to the neon club!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Justice Scoring The King Kong Musical

In June 2013, “one of the most ambitious productions to come out of Australia” is set to premiere in Melbourne. The King Kong musical is the work of Global Creatures, the Sydney-based company responsible for the Walking With Dinosaurs ‘Arena Spectacular’, and will run for 12 weeks at the Regent Theatre.
The line-up of musical talent creating the score includes French electro trailblazers Justice. The stage show will feature a giant Kong, currently being built in a Melbourne warehouse, alongside projections, an orchestral score and circus performers.


Vitalic - Stamina [Video]

Watch Vitalic's music video for his brand new single "Stamina" taken from the album 'Rave Age. The video was directed by Saman Keshavarz, and it's about a cop who faces the investigation of an obese woman & man who suffer a cardiac arrest, its concept is very funny in my opinion! Three years after his last album, and multiple dates throughout the world, the DJ is back in the studio ... But without losing sight of his live performances. Vitalic will play live with drummers and keyboards on December 7 at Transmusicales Rennes, and on December 12 during the festival I Love Techno.


Stream New Vitalic Single "Stamina"

Techno producer, Vitalic, has released the first single taken from his new album, ‘Rave Age’ last week, via Different Recordings and entitled "Stamina". The new single artwork was created by legendary artist, Storm Thorgerson and a set of remixes will be released on October 29th, two of the collaborators are Club Cheval and Le Castle Vania.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Modek - Donny

'The Family' EP is Modek's third release on Lektroluv and we're very proud to have Modek back on board! "Donny" is banging and epic at the same time... quite unique! This new material got early support from Proxy, Mustard Pimp, TAI and Tommie Sunshine.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tensnake Unveils New Retro House Music Single "Mainline"

With a thumpingly retro bassline, snappy 909-styled hats and a chopped and re-pitched vocal which winds its way around the main refrain, 'Mainline' is a positive and worthy reimagining of the 'glory days' of House music. 'Mainline' is a hooky, bass-driven House anthem of the very highest order, and features former Rudimental collaborator and current Radio 1 Xtra favourite Syron on vocals. With its feel-good, retro House stylings and assured vocal performance, the new release from Tensnake looks set to be as big as its feline predecessor.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Simon Cowell's Planned DJ Talent Show Has Been Cancelled

Simon Cowell's planned DJ talent show has been cancelled due to a squabble over top billing with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's company. The show, which was first proposed in January, was a joint venture between Cowell's production company Syco, The Smith's company Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. But true to form, the X Factor boss and general Scrooge of the music industry, Cowell was keen to make sure his name got top billing. The Smiths were not so keen to take second billing leading to something of a squabble which ended with the lawyers being called in.


Cajmere & Wayne Williams - Acid House

Cajmere & Wayne Williams pay tribute to Acid House Pioneers. So many memories, and they are all back again thanks to Cajual Records. Long live the 303! Beat that acid! Kids want ACID, and they won't get tired of it never again.



Mumbai Science - Unite (Original Mix)

It's only been 2 years since Mumbai Science appeared on the music radar but they've managed to leave an unquestionable impression. Their tracks "Ancova", "Gold" and "Lotus" got the support from all big DJs such as Boys Noize, Tiga and Brodinski, sending them on the EDM top ranks.

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Pet Shop Boys - Leaving

Synthpop music directly influenced electronic music genres including House and Detroit Techno, and has indirectly influenced many other genres and individual recordings. The Pet Shop Boys, are one of my favorite artists that still make this music genre, and they are finally back, with a new single and video. "Leaving" is a song about growing older and facing death, a good song to reflect about life.