Memento’s steadfast head-honcho Idriss D is back on his own label with Shams, a maxi-single with two cuts of pure sonic bliss, finely embellished with soul and dedication for his personal D.I.B series.
Deep Tech Los Angeles (DTLA) is a collective of underground house producers from Los Angeles, all striving to build a grassroots movement of music, radio and events.
Established by Jason Trevor Miller aka Redux Saints, the first US graduate of the Toolroom Academy programme, DTLA aims to provide a medium for LA based producers to be heard through organizing Deep Tech Los Angeles compilations. DTLA Volume 1 peaked at #1 for Minimal/Deep Tech and #10 for Progressive house on the Beatport album charts. Volume One also gained massive support such as Mark Knight, Friend Within, Walker & Royce, Sirus Hood, Riva Star and Henry Saiz as well as others. Krafted Underground brings you the second installment looking to reach new milestones with impressive new comers to the collective.
DTLA Volume 2; released on Krafted Underground and available for pre-order via Beatport, showcases the deep, techy and progressive sounds that DTLA stands for, featuring tracks from some of LA underground scene stalwarts Redux Saints, Shanto, Contessa, Andy Slate, Lok N Key, P-LASK, 28mm, Thomas Garcia, and newcomers to the collective Anakim, Teddy Wong Juany Bravo, Jaime Narvaez, DMorseand PABLoKEY.
We sat down with Jason to talk about the project and learn more about Deep Tech Los Angeles, Krafted, the upcoming compilation and more.
After having just released his stunning Balance 029 mix compilation that’s been critically acclaimed across the board, James Zabiela has recently announced that he will be embarking on a comprehensive worldwide tour throughout 2018.
The tour will see Zabiela in key UK dates, including an intimate extended show at Camden Assembly and his first ever gig at Sub Club. He is also set to tour different venues in Europe, South Africa, and India. Tour date information are available at James Zabiela’s Facebook page.
World-renowned DJ and production duo Tale Of Us have revealed their 2018 Ibiza plans. For this, they will take residency and also bring their acclaimed party series Afterlife to the duo’s old Ibiza base now known as Hï Ibiza.
The residency will be taking over both rooms of the club, with music and production concepts designed for each space, with visuals, bespoke lighting, installations and tailor-made production. This is in line with Tale Of Us’ increasing interest in the wider spectrum of the arts.
Mark Alow is a young producer and DJ from Spain, without a question one of the emerging talents to keep an eye on.
His sound moves seamlessly between the rocky peaks of techno and house, while remaining cosmopolite, yet danceable. His call is to provoke motion from a solid and serious proposal. A soft but addictive groove, almost like velvet, and very organic; deep basslines are the ones that set the path to follow, a highly electronic leitmotiv in which emotion is the key; as well as falling into some sort of synthetic reverie, that drives us towards that magical state, in which consciousness is lost: there is no time, no space, only sounds.
Mark has released music on imprints like Akbal Music, Baile Musik, Little Helpers, Innocen Music and more. As a DJ, his commitment is quite similar to what he does as producer: elegant, urban, pulsing but punching, very danceable and always surprising sets.
We caught up with him to find out what gets him ticking.
The next LOCI release is from Tristan de Liège who serves up an immaculate blend of experimental electronic/downtempo bliss. His new single “Jioni” was released last week and next up is “Blossoms.”
It’s easy to see how Tristan has been inspired by some of his favorite artists, which include Bonobo, Four Tet, Radio Citizen, and The Cinematic Orchestra, all the while maintaining distinct and signature sound that sets him apart from his peers.
“I wanted to capture a sense of barely contained energy that has nowhere to go.” – Tristan de Liège
The 105th episode of 6AM’s Global Vibe Radio showcases the Di Chiara Brothers, Michele and Davide.
The two boast a discography worthy of mention, with releases on Roush, Snatch!, Avotre, Elrow Music, Flashmob, Deeperfect, Lapsus and more, having gained support by the likes of Lumen, Sydney Charles, wAFF, Cuartero, Hector Couro and Mathias Kaden.
After two recent stellar Canadian performances in Toronto and London, Germany’s much-loved DJ/producer duo Tube & Berger continued their 9-date North America tour by completing two shows during Miami Music Week.
These shows saw the talented Germans join Toolroom Records kingpin Mark Knight at Miami’s Heart Nightclub on March 22nd plus host their very own Kittball Records yacht party (alongside label partner Juliet Sikora) on March 23rd, before touching down for additional appearances in Los Angeles, Ottawa, Winnipeg, San Francisco and Portland, where the tour will conclude, on April 7th.
Throughout the tour the dynamic duo has been spinning their unique blend of underground house music across the US and Canada, showcasing recent Heulsuse and Kittball releases plus giving fans a preview of forthcoming unreleased material slated for Toolroom alongside exclusive remixes of their acclaimed 2017 sophomore LP, We Are All Stars, which will be out later this year.
We caught up with the duo in the middle of a very busy Miami Music Week.
Guest post by Desiree Ann of DesiresLA.org
DGTL Barcelona has reinforced its legacy as a timeless dance music event, announcing a lineup simultaneously forward thinking and tradition. The event returns to Parc Del Fòrum from August 10th-11th and showcases some of the brightest-shining international talent that the house and techno genres have to offer.
Topping the techno portion of DGTL Barcelona 2018’s bill are such heavyweights as Amelie, Maceo Plex and Oscar Mulero. Hard techno bookings like Dax J and Rødhåd provide draw for fans of the genre’s more obscure side, while second-wave Detroit techno will be represented by Carl Craig & Cassy.
Closer to the house end of the spectrum are mainstays like Solomun, KiNK, Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones. Adriatique, Apollonia and DJ Tennis will mesmerize music lovers with their each of their respective brands of progressive house, while Bambouno and Maher Daniel will entertain with deeper aural offerings.
Jeff Mills — a pioneer, a creative, a true artist in the fullest sense of the word.
The Detroit techno legend has enjoyed a 35-year career filled with exciting, innovative and inventive projects, from a wide selection of music to film and documentaries, always forwarding the notion of techno as Avant-Garde within the realms of electronic music as well as music in general.
In an in-depth interview with fabric, Mills discusses the future relationship between man, technology and music, also diving deep into other subjects such as his NTS Radio show, ‘The Outer Limits,’ a collaboration with NASA that explores intergalactic theories, parallel realities and the intricacies of time and space while showcasing Mills’ love of sci-fi inspired electronic music.