Global Vibe Radio 052 feat. Astin (This And That Lab., Snatch! Records)

The 53rd episode of Global Vibe Radio is a one-hour studio mix from Italian producer and DJ Astin.

Real name Giulio Ciardiello, Astin began his career playing at his local club in Campania, in the south of Italy, where he also frequented the dance floor as a clubber. He then moved to the larger city of Bologna up north, soon becoming a regular feature at the main club in the city where he honed his skills as a track selector and began producing music. With an impressive catalogue of releases on his resume, Astin has founded his own Hustler Muzik label, which he operated with his friend and business partner Davide Napolitano.

Read more

Win 2 GA Tickets to Movement Electronic Music Festival 2017 in Detroit

With Memorial Day Weekend, and the yearly appointment with techno in Detroit, fast approaching, we decided to release our now yearly ticket giveaway for Movement Electronic Music Festival!

Taking place Saturday to Monday at Hart Plaza, Movement features the best lineup of techno, house music and other sub-genres of underground dance music available in North America. The must-attend event organized by Paxahau is also completed by a vast selection of opening parties, day parties and afterparties, all of which you can find in our complete guide here.

Read more

Effective E-mail Marketing Campaign Tips Promoters Need To Know

The importance of e-mail in every-day communication is pretty much a given and a necessity in today’s world. It has become part of day-to-day life that 91% of people check their email every day. As such, it is important all the more for events promoters that their email marketing campaigns get to reach its intended audience effectively.

But the question arises: how do you actually know if your e-mails are reaching your audience effectively? Admittedly, this is something that is not easy to determine without access to event industry e-mail standards. Fortunately, Eventbrite’s Event E-mail Benchmarking Report offers great insight on e-mail marketing campaigns and their varying levels of effectiveness.

Effectiveness here refers to the number of those who received an e-mail actually clicking on the e-mail link to sign up or buy tickets for an event. This number is measured by the “click-to-open rate” (CTOR) which programs like Mailchimp are able to measure.

Read more

Hermanez Discusses His Career, “Chaologic” EP and Forthcoming Remixes for Daniele Di Martino and Solvane

Hermanez is a Belgium-born DJ and producer who has hit the ground running in 2017 as his stellar productions continue to grace the playlists of the world’s DJ elite.  About to unleash two giant remixes for Daniele Di Martino & Solvane’s “Daarp” single on The Plot Music and his new Chaologic EP on Trapez Ltd already doing damage, 6AM got the low-down.

Read more

ECO COIN

DGTL Launches ‘Eco Coin’ Currency To Reward Sustainable Behavior

DGTL Festival is a music festival that caters to fans of techno and house, known for its focus on the best the international and local scenes have to offer in Amsterdam, Barcelona and São Paolo, where the brand holds separate festivals. This April 15-16, 2017 the festival will return to NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam, an indoor and outdoor festivity considered by many in the city and Europe as the first major spring festival gala.

On top of an impressive lineup, there will also be a brand new sustainability effort called the Eco Coin.

Read more

21 Great Free Sample Packs for the Budget-Conscious Producer

Electronic music producers have long used sampling in the studio, with the practice dating back to some of the early years of house and techno. While there are some contentious issues related to sampling (notably copyright matters) that are still being debated, there has been a growing number of less contentious options made available in recent years that allow for sampling without concern.

Some services such as BeatportJunoIrruptSample Magic and Loopmasters provide licensed samples for a fee. But if you are on a limited budget, don’t worry, there are also many great, royalty-free samples that are available for free, ranging from promotional freebies by online services to homemade files from artists and synth enthusiasts.

Fact Magazine recently compiled 21 noteworthy free sample packs that you can find available on the web. Encompassing a variety of genres from house to hip-hop, we hope these sample packs prove useful in your next studio session:

Read more

DayClub Announces Coachella Party with Sasha, The Martinez Brothers, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles

Coachella is upon us, and the parties surrounding the festival are starting to spring up left, right and center!

The latest announcement comes from Sound Nightclub’s Framework, and the release of a monster DayClub lineup for Sunday April 16th at the Hilton Palm Springs. The 21+ event will feature sets by Kaz James, Lauren Lane, Maya Jane Coles, Sasha back-to-back with Hot Since 82 and The Martinez Brothers.

Tickets and further info are available via the DayClub Official Website.

Read more

Win Tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch pres. The Prescription Pool Party During Coachella Weekend 1

We have teamed up with L’Affaire Musicale to give you the chance to win 2 GA tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch present The Prescription Pool Party during Coachella Weekend 1!

The event, which is taking place on the Saturday afternoon of April 15th at The Saguaro Palm Springs, will feature a selection of artists hand-picked by Dr. Fresch himself, including friends Hotel Garuda, Point Point, Dr. Fresch himself and a special surprise guest yet to be revealed! The event runs from 11am until 6pm and 21+ only.

To enter our giveaway simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected at 7pm on April 11th.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketfly. Check out the FB event for full event information.

Please note: If you are having difficulty opening/entering this contest via cell phone, try the following:

      1. Open this link directly on Safari or another designated web browser (not through the FB or Twitter apps)
      2. If the above fails, try via desktop computer.

Win tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch present The Prescription Pool Party (Contest on Hive.co)
 

If you found this article interesting, sign up for our newsletter to learn more and to stay up to date with 6AM’s news and features on the world of electronic music.

6AM Introduces New Website Layout, Artist and Industry Resource Sections and more

You may have already noticed in the last few weeks that the 6AM site has undergone some changes. We wanted to talk you through some of these and the reasons why they were made.

Firstly, we adopted an entire new stylistic layout which we hope makes reading our articles and navigating through our site easier on both the eye and the mind, allowing you to discover more news, features and the latest music from artists you may not have been aware of before.

The biggest change, however, comes in our direction. While 6AM has always been focused on the more “underground” sounds of electronic dance music, mostly highlighting the latest in the worlds of techno, house and sub-genres in between, we also recognize that there are far too many blog and news site doing just that, without providing any new real value to their readers. From our humble beginning in 2008 as sub-promoters in Los Angeles, we have expanded our global outreach, industry experience, and knowledge on the back of over 600 electronic music events we have personally promoted or produced, ranging from festivals and mega-clubs to intimate lounges and unique venues.

Read more

Playlist: Listen to Sets Recorded Live a Miami Music Week 2017

With Miami Music Week now behind us, we collected some of the best live set recordings available for a non-stop 27-plus hour playlist containing everything from house to techno, via tech house and deep house.

Included in the playlist are recordings from performances at the Ultra Carl Cox Megastructure and RESISTANCE stages, as well as from parties around Miami. We will be adding to this throughout the week, so favorite it and share it on your SoundCloud to have it handy!

Read more