New Music Seminar reveals its early days from Detroit to New York

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Detroit and New York are truly the epitome of forward thinking electronic music culture in North America and have set unparalleled standards on the global scene. From the late 80s to the early 90s techno pioneers such as Jeff Mills, Terrence Parker, Mike Banks, Mike “Agent X” Clark, Bill “Billy Love” Beaver, Norm Talley, and Robert hood would make their annual trek from the motor city to the big apple attending ‘New Music Seminar‘ (NSM) often known as the precursor to Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami. This fascinating story of this annual trip between a few passionate music-driven friends sets the early stages and influence for the future of Detroit Techno. Read the full piece on RBMA here.

Sterne at WOMB w/Paul Ritch | Takkyu Ishino | Sugiurumn

33_floorJapanese Electronic Music legend, Takkyu Ishino, continues his monthly showcase, STERNE, at WOMB Tokyo this Friday featuring French Techno artist, Paul Ritch, with opening support by Bass Works Recordings‘ label boss Sugiurumn and special closing set by the legend himself. The 12 year running monthly event has seen some of the world’s best house and techno artists with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Radio Slave, John Digweed, Dubfire and many more making annual trips to the mighty city of Tokyo further pushing WOMB and Japan as a global destination for top notch electronic music.

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Time Warp U.S. reveals line-up

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Time Warp US  scheduled for Nov 28th and 29th in New York reveals its line-up today. The two day indoor festival is set to take stage at the massive Kingsbridge Armory in The Bronx.  Some of the most acclaimed acts in Electronic Music scheduled to play the North American debut are Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Dubfire, Sven Vath, DJ Tennis tiNi and a plethora of local and emerging artists. For the full list of acts booked for Time Warp US click here

Techno Therapy: Mr. G – It Dub

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In this day and age there seems to be an endless amount of options for software or various music making plug-ins. There’s no doubt that these can assist the creative process or add some character to a track, but at the same time there’s something nice about a good old fashion jam on a drum machine, and no one does it better than Mr. G himself.

For the debut of Techno Therapy, we bring you a classic drum machine jam with Mr. G. The texture that he creates with the drums will take any techno fan right into the heart of the party when things really start to heat up. Enjoy!

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14 Free Downloads From Cause & Affect

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With dozens of great releases this past year, British duo Cause & Affect have been tearing it up both on the road and in the studio. Their sound incorporates tech house, bassline, garage, and everything in between, creating a highly eclectic yet surprisingly cohesive concoction. Blending the perfect balance of grit and soul, Cause & Affect has been tearing down musical borders and will continue  to do so in the future. If you haven’t had the chance to hear them, you’re in luck – they’ve recently made an amazing pack of free downloads available on their soundcloud. The pack includes 14 great tracks covering a plethora of styles, so there’s a little something for everyone in there!

ADE 2014 – Interface 49 w/Droid Behavior

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is set to embark on its biggest year so far and local LA group, Droid Behavior, is returning for their 2nd Interface showcase at ADE presented alongside Amsterdam techno promoter REAKTOR. The Interface event series has been a staple in the LA underground scene for more than a decade and it’s always great to see local talents making huge waves on the global circuit and what better way to represent the city of angels at this year’s ADE. Interface 49 will feature residents Drumcell, Truncate aka Audio Injection, Raiz, DJ Hyperactive, Luis Flores, Dean Paul with intense visual experience by Oktaform. Their 2013 debut showing at ADE was sold out days before the much anticipated party that knocked ADE off their socks; 2014 shows no signs of slowing down as tickets for this event is almost sold out with more than 2 weeks until doors open. For more info on Interface 49 at ADE 2014 click here.

 

David August from Boiler Room Berlin

Monday’s aren’t so bad. Especially when you can ease into it listening to such a smooth selection of tracks from David August. To help make this Monday a little less…well Monday-ish, here’s David August from Boiler Room Berlin earlier this year. You can watch the stream and download the audio file from Boiler Room’s website. Enjoy, and have a great week!

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Slam Radio #102 – KEN ISHII

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Japanese Techno Pioneer, the legendary Ken Ishii, was recently offered guest mix duties on Slam Radio episode 102. Full tracklist available below.

One of the most innovative and experimental composers who have made a mark on the International dance scene. Ken Ishii started making his version of techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.

Already putting out tracks on the cult label R&S since ’94, Ken’s sound soon broke out of the confines of a specialist audience and took the world by storm, receiving support from world class artists such as Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Thomas Schumacher and many more. He has since been touring intensively throughout Europe, Asia and America sharing stages with the world’s best.

Tracklisting:
01. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Original) [Different Is Different]
02. Gabriel D’or & Bordoy – Br 35 [Phobiq]
03. The Yellowheads – 1981 (Joey Beltram Remix) [Reload Black Label]
04. Eric Sneo & Klaudia Gawlas – Kosmos [Masters of Disaster]
05. Confute – Thumpers [Gem]
06. Marco Bailey – Intense Substance (Gary Beck Remix) [MB Elektronics]
07. Richie Santana – Snake Oil [Transmit]
08. Benny Rodrigues – Master French [Voyage Direct]
09. Rolando – Hot Box [R3]
10. Cocodrills feat. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost (Carlo Lio Remix) [Transmit]
11. David Herrero & Landmark – No Groove [Kinetika]
12. Arjun Vagale – It’s Like That [Tronic]
13. Cony – Vocoder (Ken Ishii Remix) [EP Digital]
14. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Submerge Remix) [Different Is Different]
15. Magnesii – Rztb Tantra [Voyage Direct]
16. Ken Ishii – Alkaline 2 Acid [Nitelist]
17. Steve Wilson – Impact (Taster Peter Remix) [!Organism]
18. Dr Motte Meets Gabriel Le Mar – Zikade (Ken Ishii Remix) [Praxxiz]

Slam Radio #102 – KEN ISHII

Ken-Ishii-Live

Japanese Techno Pioneer, the legendary Ken Ishii, was recently offered guest mix duties on Slam Radio episode 102. Full tracklist available below.

One of the most innovative and experimental composers who have made a mark on the International dance scene. Ken Ishii started making his version of techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.

Already putting out tracks on the cult label R&S since ’94, Ken’s sound soon broke out of the confines of a specialist audience and took the world by storm, receiving support from world class artists such as Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Thomas Schumacher and many more. He has since been touring intensively throughout Europe, Asia and America sharing stages with the world’s best.

Tracklisting:
01. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Original) [Different Is Different]
02. Gabriel D’or & Bordoy – Br 35 [Phobiq]
03. The Yellowheads – 1981 (Joey Beltram Remix) [Reload Black Label]
04. Eric Sneo & Klaudia Gawlas – Kosmos [Masters of Disaster]
05. Confute – Thumpers [Gem]
06. Marco Bailey – Intense Substance (Gary Beck Remix) [MB Elektronics]
07. Richie Santana – Snake Oil [Transmit]
08. Benny Rodrigues – Master French [Voyage Direct]
09. Rolando – Hot Box [R3]
10. Cocodrills feat. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost (Carlo Lio Remix) [Transmit]
11. David Herrero & Landmark – No Groove [Kinetika]
12. Arjun Vagale – It’s Like That [Tronic]
13. Cony – Vocoder (Ken Ishii Remix) [EP Digital]
14. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Submerge Remix) [Different Is Different]
15. Magnesii – Rztb Tantra [Voyage Direct]
16. Ken Ishii – Alkaline 2 Acid [Nitelist]
17. Steve Wilson – Impact (Taster Peter Remix) [!Organism]
18. Dr Motte Meets Gabriel Le Mar – Zikade (Ken Ishii Remix) [Praxxiz]

Slam Radio #102 – KEN ISHII

Ken-Ishii-Live

Japanese Techno Pioneer, the legendary Ken Ishii, was recently offered guest mix duties on Slam Radio episode 102. Full tracklist available below.

One of the most innovative and experimental composers who have made a mark on the International dance scene. Ken Ishii started making his version of techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.

Already putting out tracks on the cult label R&S since ’94, Ken’s sound soon broke out of the confines of a specialist audience and took the world by storm, receiving support from world class artists such as Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Thomas Schumacher and many more. He has since been touring intensively throughout Europe, Asia and America sharing stages with the world’s best.

Tracklisting:
01. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Original) [Different Is Different]
02. Gabriel D’or & Bordoy – Br 35 [Phobiq]
03. The Yellowheads – 1981 (Joey Beltram Remix) [Reload Black Label]
04. Eric Sneo & Klaudia Gawlas – Kosmos [Masters of Disaster]
05. Confute – Thumpers [Gem]
06. Marco Bailey – Intense Substance (Gary Beck Remix) [MB Elektronics]
07. Richie Santana – Snake Oil [Transmit]
08. Benny Rodrigues – Master French [Voyage Direct]
09. Rolando – Hot Box [R3]
10. Cocodrills feat. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost (Carlo Lio Remix) [Transmit]
11. David Herrero & Landmark – No Groove [Kinetika]
12. Arjun Vagale – It’s Like That [Tronic]
13. Cony – Vocoder (Ken Ishii Remix) [EP Digital]
14. Ken Ishii – Twitched (Submerge Remix) [Different Is Different]
15. Magnesii – Rztb Tantra [Voyage Direct]
16. Ken Ishii – Alkaline 2 Acid [Nitelist]
17. Steve Wilson – Impact (Taster Peter Remix) [!Organism]
18. Dr Motte Meets Gabriel Le Mar – Zikade (Ken Ishii Remix) [Praxxiz]