A huge library of German techno mixes has been shared online. You can listen to it below.
The mixes are taken from the Hr3 and XXL Clubnight radio programs, which ran out of Frankfurt from 1990 through until 2014.
Broadcasting mixes by techno royalty including Sven Väth and Chris Liebing, as well as DJs like Paul van Dyk and Talla 2XLC, 239gb of recordings have been shared from their history in the online archive.
Skee Mask has announced a new EP on Ilian Tape, ‘ISS004'.
The five-track offering arrives on 22nd October, and is the latest instalment in the 'Ilian Skee Series', which kicked off in 2014.
Point Blank are back again with another video tutorial from Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics. This time Danny demonstrates exactly how to make a blistering techno kick which is sure to make the club shake uncontrollably. If you’d like to boost your drum game even more, check out their previous video with Danny which focusses on transforming your drum grooves into exciting and professional-sounding patterns.
Nina Kraviz has curated a remix package of St. Vincent's Grammy award winning album 'MASSEDUCTION'.
Entitled 'Nina Kraviz Presents MASSEDUCTION Rewired', the release will come as a full digital album, in a singular Vinyl LP format, or alternatively pressed to three Vinyl EPs.
When DJ Mag speaks with Anja Schneider, it’s at the very end of another huge summer, with festivals and sun-soaked clubbing destinations closing the doors on their well-trodden dancefloors for another year. As well as playing various club gigs in much-loved techno havens like Berlin and Ibiza, she’s also performed at huge festivals like Ultra in Miami this year, as well as Brunch In The Park, Amsterdam’s Loveland, and the Electric Island Labour Day finale alongside her peers Adriatique and Chris Leibing.
“Mobilee, for me, was too big of a brand and it was growing so fast,” she continues. “I guess it just wasn’t what I wanted anymore. I worked with amazing artists over the years, and our team was the best, but it was too much pressure for me and too business focussed.”
The label has since put out EPs like ‘Approaching Land’ from UK techno upstart Billy Turner, Madben’s ‘Landscape’, and Markus Suckut’s trippy two-tracker ‘6AM’. Schneider explains that picking artists for her labels is a process based on instinct and how an artist’s music makes her feel. “It’s the same as it always has been - music and artists that catch my attention and touch me with their productions,” she says. “Billy Turner is one of those outstanding artists, along with Madben and Suckut, and also Asio (aka R-Play).
Paris’ breakthrough techno star Anetha has launched a new label, Mama told ya.
The first release on the label comes in the form of a collaborative effort between fellow Parisian ABSL, Copenhagen high-speed techno export Sugar, and Anetha herself. ABSL and Sugar each offer up an original solo tracks, while Anetha teams up with them individually on two more cuts of searing techno with a melodic twist.
It has been a month of difficult decisions for many. Not least the DJ Mag team, who had to try and figure out how to rank events in order of importance for what’s looking like the strongest month for UK clubs we’ve seen in some time.
Giant Swan have shared a visual accompaniment for '55 Year Old Daughter', the opening track from their debut album, due on 8th November.
"55YOD is the first track on our album and speaks of our love of clattering rhythms and vocals," the duo said of the track in a statement. "The track was composed by Harry and you can tell because it's amazingly funky and has a very loud snare in it. The video takes footage from an inpromptu party we threw in Bristol - it encapsulates an important element of our ethos; dance together with feelings."
Blawan and Pariah have announced their debut LP as Karenn. The eight track 'Grapefruit Regret' will be released via their co-run label Voam in November.
Stream the lead single, 'Crush The Mushrooms', below; a track that's already proven a favourite across the festival circuit this summer.