Dubfire b2b David Guetta: A Friendship that Transcends Time and Music Genres

Some of the best friendships are often the ones hardest to explain, which can seem to be the case with David Guetta and Ali Shirazinia, commonly known by his stage name Dubfire.

Yet, a quick glance at the past and you can instantly spot where their paths crossed and their friendship began, born out of musical respect, as well as an instant personal connection. In a recent interview for a forthcoming Dubfire documentary, the two stars sat down with Pacha Magazine and explained the origins of their lasting friendship, which began roughly ten years ago when Deep Dish and David Guetta swapped duties for remix projects on each other’s music.

It all startedwhen Deep Dish added their twist to David Guetta’s “The World Is Mine,” whilst the French start remixed the duo’s iconic “Flashdance,” setting the two stars on a personal friendship that remains strong to this day.

It’s safe to say that since that time both of the artist’s sounds have changed. The Deep Dish project was put on hold for several years before it was picked up again a couple of years ago, although Dubfire remains focused on is solo career more than ever. Guetta went on to collaborate with some of the world’s biggest pop and hip-hop artists, becoming one of the biggest EDM artists in the world.

When it is all said and done, however, Guetta credits the Deep Dish remix as a really important part of his early career:

“I was really huge in France but I was struggling at a international level,” said Guetta. “It was the first time my record was playing everywhere because they were really hot at the time — so I’m really thankful for that.”

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DJsounds Celebrate Kappa FuturFestival in Torino With New Short Film

Kappa FuturFestival is Italy’s biggest and best house and techno festival, and a new film by DJsounds shows just why. In it, the global video web channel DJsounds.com—which is now 10 years old—really captures how the huge event has evolved and grown over the years.

Starting over a decade ago, DJsounds.com is a global video web channel, producing feature interviews and event footage from around the globe, dedicated to the electronic music industry.  Established when online video of club culture was in its infancy, DJsounds has matured over 1,200 clips celebrating artists, parties and festivals across the globe. Now in 2017 – an age where every festival, club and artist create their own videos – rather than compete, we are also using our unique, impartial position to explore, investigate and uncover intriguing and fascinating facets of electronic music culture via longer length documentaries.

The film touches on the origins of the festival, the landmark performances and features interviews with the likes of Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kölsch and Joseph Capriati. Festival director Maurizio Vitali also appears throughout and walks us through the huge industrial hangar that is the main arena for the festival, which was once an iron forgery

“There’s a freedom, it feels open here, you aren’t caged in anywhere,” says Carl Cox in the film, summing up the attitude of the crowd. “It’s been a lifestyle for many years, this music, the coming together of people from all over the country. But the locals wanted something with more substance, they wanted to look up to their heroes.”

Joseph Capriati adds, “Italians they give you their all, they are the most loyal supporters in the world.”

The film is a history lesson that offers some great scenes from this year’s event and taps into the Italian passion for house and techno, offering a great insight at just how special this festival is and what makes it so unique.

Watch it below:

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Support Nightlife in Los Angeles: Sign Petition To Extend Last Call to 4am

As we reported a couple of months ago, California could soon be passing legislation allowing each individual municipality to decide when their legal alcohol last call is.

Currently, the entire State is operating under law that prohibit any alcohol sales past 2am, a law that has curbed the expansion of nightlife in big cities the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Soon that could change, but the first step is for the power to be given to local municipalities to make that choice.

A petition, which you can SIGN HERE, has now been launched to rally support behind Senate Bill 384:

SB 384 would allow – but not require – local governments to allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol past 2 am and up to 4 am. Also known as the LOCAL Act (Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night), SB 384 is moving through the State Assembly and we need your help to get it across the finish line.

Authored by Senator Scott Wiener (SD11), SB 384 was passed by the California State Senate, and now must be voted on in the Assembly in late August or early September.

SB 384 simply allows cities to opt in: pure local control. This optional tool for local control over nightlife will increase tax revenue and tourism, revitalize business districts, and support nightlife culture in our cities.

 

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Premiere: Listen to Pablo Nouvelle & Favela Collaborate for “I Want For Nothing” on Armada

Chock-full of enchanting textures, ethereal vocals and sublime rhythms, “‘I Want For Nothing”’ is the first single of Pablo Nouvelle‘s forthcoming album on Armada Music.

Made in collaboration with Favela and laced with subtle guitar tones, this cut is as hypnotic as music can get.

Stream it for the first time below:

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Premiere: Listen to bpmf’s “Alt Slacks” on Schmer Records

Founded by Jason Szostek, Schmer (the sublabel of Serotonin Records, founded in 1995) remains faithful to the raw underground techno surrounding its inception.

From their work with Auto Kinetic back in the 90s to their embellished compilations, including their earlier release this year “Smoking Is Still Bad For You”. Bpmf [Button Pushin Mutha F*cka] is more than a little familiar with Serotonin Records.

Having released on the label in its initial phase and throughout its development, Abide The Glide Volume 4 is no less than a colorful, deep reflection of both the artist’s and label’s core values. Featuring a well discipled remix from Jamie Morris, the EP promises a cocktail of 90s throwback revitalized by up-to-date sampling and well established producing.

“Even Straighter” throws together house harmonies and coarse lows in this down-to-earth production. Think euro-star club couture excelled into cosmic territories.

Starting with a clean bassline “Alt Slacks,” which we are premiering herein, progresses into a call and response within both the samples and upper keys. The production is a refined example of the hypnotic effects that can be achieved when introducing simplistic themes to a steady composition.

Jamie Morris takes “Even Straighter” to the highs with a persistent an old school swirl of saturated techno beats.
Old Man River Pants subjects a filthy lead to an erratic overlay of slap-back sampling. It’s a production to loosen up tight minds and dilate tense atmospheres.

Track list:

01. Even Straighter

02. Alt Slacks

03. Even Straighter (Jamie Morris Mix)

04. Old Man Raver Pants

Abide The Glide Volume 4 will be available from September 1st on all stores via Schmer Records.

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Digging Deeper with Mark Knight

DJ, producer, label owner and businessman: Mark Knight has proven a rare and wonderful breed of musical heavyweight. He is the second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time with no less than eight Number 1’s, and a career that has spanned over a decade with releases on labels such as Suara, 1605, Stereo and of course his own Toolroom Records.

Mark remains one of the hardest-working DJs in his field, a constant champion for the tech house sound that has made Toolroom and his own brand one of the most respected in the industry world-over. It is thanks to his music that Mark has remained a firm fixture on the worldwide touring circuit with a number of key residencies around the world under the Toolroom Live banner and performances at dance music bastions Space Ibiza and Amnesia as well as a host of landmark festivals.

6AM caught up with the globe-trotting DJ ahead of a weekend that will see him perform at Heart Nightclub in Miami and in New Jersey.

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Premiere: Listen to Old Boy’s “The Mallet Loop”

This September Tremors will release the Tracer EP from Old Boy – the new moniker of Andrew Langfield (Unknown Entity/ Wireman). This is a 4 track EP of glitchy, hypnotic dance grooves and an uptempo Detroit-techno inspired remix by Tremors resident Arctor.

We are happy to premiere “The Mallet Loop” to you today, which you can listen to below:

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Verknipt Returns to ADE With 5 Stacked Events

Verknipt is one of the most-known promoters in Amsterdam. The Dutch is an Amsterdam organization focuses on large-scale electronic music events featuring everything from deep house to techno.

Although a fairly your brand launched in 2012, Verknipt has established itself as a well-known name in Amsterdam and its surroundings, with a focus on being innovative and a clear-cut mission: “Nothing is mandatory, everything is possible” 

This year they return to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) with 5 different large-scale events, taking over the Amsterdam Studio’s and Casco Amsterdam between October 19th and October 21st:

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Win 2 Tickets to Framework Presents Hector at Sound Nightclub Plus Signed Merch

Influenced by Detroit greats the likes of Carl Craig, Moodymann and his now-friend Stacey Pullen, Vatos Locos head-honcho Hector learned how to DJ at the tender age of 16, soon getting the opportunity of a lifetime while working at the iconic Phonica record shop in London. There he met Loco Dice and Anja Schneider, and secured a spot on their labels (Desolat and mobilee respectively), the perfect launching pad to a career that has seen not stop once since.

He honed his craft as a track selector in the years to follow, eventually launching the Vatos Locos project during BPM Festival, organizing a no-holds-barred party showcasing a selection of quality underrated artists from his home country. Since then he has secured a residency at Marco Carola’s Music On parties at Amnesia Ibiza, has played alongside Detroit Techno legend Stacey Pullen and has gone on to perform at some of the most coveted festivals and clubs in the world, including Time Warp, fabric London, Womb Tokyo, Awakenings, Movement Detroit, New York’s Output and Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles.

It is at Sound that he returns on Friday, September 8th, as part of the Hollywood club’s Framework series that features the most cutting-edge acts in house, tech house, deep house and techno.

Check out the FB event for full info. Tickets available via Ticketfly.

We have teamed up with Sound Nightclub to give away a pair of GA tickets to this night, as well as two signed copies of X: 10 Years Of BPM CD from Vatos Locos boss Hector! To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below.

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Global Vibe Radio 076 feat. Exilles

Exilles is a project born from the alchemy of two minds, united by a common desire to undermine, compose and recompose deep techno sounds with a mystical and enigmatic imagery. They strictly perform live, orchestrating ancestral ceremonies with analog machines and modular synthesizers, whose dark and hypnotic sounds chase the persistent in a synesthetic atmosphere.

A techno duo from Torino, Italy, Exilles’ sound is captivating and enthralling, a maze of tunnels, stairs, niches that form hypnotic soundscapes that invite you to go even deeper.
 Their goal is to produce techno built around the polarity of light and darkness, black and white, continuously keeping listened poised between opposites, between consciousness and raving.

Enjoy their exclusive one-hour mix for 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio below, and download it for FREE here.

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