Digging Deeper with Darlyn Vlys

Recently we had the chance to premiere one of Darlyn Vlys‘s tracks from his forthcoming Prince in the Rain LP on SINCOPAT, a collab with label boss AFFKT.

Darlyn Vlys has published on important labels of the electronic music scene such as: Get Physical, Upon You, Suara, My Favorite Robot or of course, Sincopat, where he debuted in 2010 with the EP “Soleil Levant”. His music has been played by the likes of Maceo Plex, Loco Dice or Dubfire.

This debut album was designed as a kind of incredibly well cohesive original soundtrack, written within the parameters of a sci-fi film with a good dose of realism, drama and romanticism. In honor of the exciting release, we also took the time to have a chat with Darlyn to discuss the project, his traveling experiences and more.

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Premiere: AJ Christou’s Celesta Recordings Returns with “Kuta” EP from Ray Okpara

German producer Ray Okpara has long been one of his homeland’s finest exports of raw, groove-driven house and one the driving forces in the Mannheim sound that he become known for alongside the likes of Nick Curly, Johnny D and Gorge amongst others, releasing material via own AMA Recordings, Mobilee and Stil Vor Talent. Here though we see him joining the roster of AJ Christou’s Celesta Recordings with a new EP, following recent material from Danny Ocean, Hermanez and Ezikiel.

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Global Vibe Radio 114 Feat. Mark Fanciulli Live at Elysium, Kuala Lumpur

A few weeks ago with caught up with British producer/DJ Mark Fanciulli for one of our Digging Deeper pieces. Today we showcase his prowess behind the decks with a Live recording of his set at Elysium in Kuala Lumpur, just in time for the 114th edition of our weekly Global Vibe Radio mix series.

Read the interview HERE and listen on for Mark’s set, enjoy!

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Premiere & Digging Deeper with Risa Taniguchi

Well-established throughout the Japanese club music scene through her performances on streaming platform Dommune and radio stations Inter FM and Rakuten FM, as well as an active touring schedule that often sees her travel the length and breadth of the country, Risa Taniguchi has positioned herself as one of Tokyo’s most exciting artists going into 2018.

In 2017 her first US tour and the performance at SXSW were succeeded with full of excitement and her oversea debut track “What Are You Doing” from Lyase Recordings (March 2018) was supported by so many artists like Maceo Plex, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Perc, Daniel Avery, Boxia etc. Also, her unreleased song “Satisfied” was played on BBC Radio 1 by Boxia and “Emergency” was chosen out of thousands demos from the world by Amelie Lens when she opened a temporary email address for upcoming artists.

It is thus no surprise that Risa is the newest addition to Clash Lion, with her new Ambush  EP. The label is a mix of three personalities; Shall Ocin, TERR and Daniel Watts. Three artists with different musical backgrounds merging forces to create a truly eclectic and open-minded label.

Title track “Ambush” is dark and distorted, with a thundering and abrasive bass presence. “Execution” is for the acid heads, and exclusively premiered on 6AM; its bouncing bass syncopation alongside a nastily good acid line drive the pace throughout the track.

Risa’s own muffled and eerie vocals come into play with “Monica” creating intensity in the tracks delivery. Linear in its flow, it’s a perfect late night after party track. Clash Lion proving true to their ethos on delivering music with no boundaries and freedom of expression from one of Japans hottest emerging talents.

Impressed by this new EP, 6AM had a lengthy chat with Risa to discover more about her and the home city of Tokyo and its scene.

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Premiere: Andre Lodemann and Fabian Dikof Remix Fred Everything’s Single “By day” on Lazy Day Recordings

The 2nd single from Fred Everything‘s 4th album, coming out June 21st. This time, featuring the beautiful vocals of South African singer Sio, a close collaborator of Jullian Gomes and Atjazz Records Company. Fred Remixed Jullian & Sio’s 1000 Memories last year (alongside Atjazz, Osunlade and Karizma) and the track won Best Song of The Year at last year’s South Africa Dance Music Awards.

For the original, Sio and Fred wanted to do something a little different so they went in a Broken Beat territory, focussing on the soul of Sio’s voice and adding Rhodes and Live Strings to the arrangements.

On remix duty, Andre Lodemann and his new partner Fabian Dikof worked their magic, turning the track into a deeper late night number with less instrumentations and vocals, concentrating on the dance floor. As a bonus, there’s a brand new ReVersion of the original where Fred sampled part of the original for a quirky house version. Instrumentals are also included.

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Playlist: Steve Darko Shares His 8 Favorite Tunes

As one of the most established labels in dance music, it’s no surprise that Dirtybird is constantly on the hunt for new talent. Steve Darko has become prey of bird in this case. The fresh-faced producer comes out flying with a new EP titled Fried or Fertilized, that can’t be described as anything else but signature Dirtybird.

The release features two tracks from Steve, ‘Fried or Fertilized’ and ‘Thumbs feat. Uncle Kev’. Both tunes are exemplary of the Dirtybird  sound—silly, fun, and nonetheless expertly produced. Wonky synths and strange vocals sit at the heart of the EP, culminating in Steve debut on Dirtybird

To congratulate Steve on the new release, we asked him to put together a short list of tunes that get him going. Have a listen below.

Buy/Stream Steve Darko’s Fried or Fertilized EP Here

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Premiere: Toman Remixes Title Track From Forthcoming “Vibrational” EP by Alice Clark

>Despite boasting but a few records in his brief discography, Toman is quite clearly a man already forcing an impression on fans of discerning house and techno. The Dutch DJ and producer isn’t simply the brains behind the Toman Music label, but has also released music on Mihai Popoviciu’s Cyclic, while also somehow finding time to become a key member of Cinthie’s Beste Modus crew.  Throw in the fact that he’s performed at the likes of Sisyphos and Watergate in Berlin and is also set to throw it down this summer at Amsterdam Open Air, Awakenings and Belgium’s Extrema Outdoor, and we quickly realise it’s not just Cinthie and Popoviciu who are so enamoured by his talents.

Influenced by a range of different sounds from Romanian minimal techno to FUSE London’s eerie soundscapes to the more upfront house sounds of Terry Lee Brown Jr., Toman is someone whose eclectic approach is mirrored in each of his tracks. This is especially indicative on his latest, which sees him return to the Cyclic fold in a remix capacity for Alice Clark, a Spanish producer who’s been enjoying a similarly impressive ascension of late.

Clark serves up two originals here, the equally brilliant ‘Vibrational’ as well as the concluding effort, ‘Trip’, yet whereas the original ‘Vibrational’ is a straight-up tech-house bomb that relies on a shrewdly chosen, albeit sporadic vocal, Toman’s remix takes it one step further. Calling on numerous deep textures throughout, his interpretation is a dance floor-ready cut that’s sure to go down a treat wherever it’s allowed roam free. The highlight of an altogether impressive package, it’s further indication of a producer who’s quite clearly one to watch out for over the next while.

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6AM Guest Mix: Joe Sousa (Vinyl Mix)

This week’s Guest Mix is Detroit through and through, as we welcome Blank Code recording artist Joe Sousa to the 6AM decks.

Joe makes experimental and brooding electronic statements. Born and raised just outside Detroit, and a classically trained musician, he has been diving into the chasm of fresh unfounded territory, while respecting his roots and interest in heavier music. His earlier work was recognized by the Detroit-based record label Blank Code, and he subsequently has done performances and released music in their catalog. Sousa aims to convey the dissonance that makes electronic waves writhe the body.

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Tara Brooks: Top 5 Moments at Movement Detroit


“OK COOL” is back! The celebrated event series returns to TV Lounge in Detroit for its 6th annual Official Movement Festival After Party on Sunday, May 27. The ethos behind ‘OK COOL’ is to create an environment where fans, artists and industry can celebrate their love for dance music in a timeless space through a combination of top-notch production and talent – without any vibe destroyers like velvet ropes or bottle service.

Los Angeles’ Tara Brooks is one of the artists performing this year’s OK COOL, where she joins the likes of Eats Everything, Ardalan, Delano Smith, Cosmin TRG, Ataxia and more for a lineup that blends techno, house and tech house across multiple rooms in one of Detroit’s best venues.

We had a chat with Tara ahead of the Movement weekend to find out what her top 5 Movement Detroit moments are, and why. Read below and don’t forget to catch Tara at OK COOL on May 27th.
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Georgia’s Government Ends Investigation and Owners Regain Control of BASSIANI

Good news is coming out of Tbilisi, Georgia, as techno club and institution BASSIANI has informed that the club is back in the control of its owners and that the government has ceased the investigations that resulted in the club being closed and held hostage just over a week ago.

Today, owners Tato Getia and Zviad Gelbakhiani have confirmed that the venue is not being held hostage by officials any longer:

“The club is back! We are more than happy, we’re inside the club!” (via Imedi News)

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