Ben Sims Invites Steffi, Luke Slater, Oscar Mulero, Ø [Phase] and Many More For 50-Track “Tribology” Compilation

Scheduled for release in November, Tribology is a 50-track compilation put together by British techno master Ben Sims which seeks to explore modern techno in the quick-fire delivery method Sims is very well known for.

Machine, the label that Sims runs with Kirk Degiorgio, will be pushing out the special release digitally, but also via a series of vinyl samplers and a limited run cassette starting in mid-November 2018.

Many of today’s top techno acts are featured in the colossal compilation, including Steffi, Robert Hood, Luke Slater, Mark Broom, Rod, Truncate and Oscar Mulero, just to name a few.

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Amsterdam Dance Event Releases Second Wave of 2018 Artists

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest festival and the most important global business conference for electronic music, announced its second selection of artists today. Among them are Amelie Lens (BE), Axwell / Ingrosso (SE), Broederliefde (NL), CIFIKA (KR), Kiasmos (IS), Oliver Heldens (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL) and Sasha (UK).

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Frank Biazzi Debuts on Carl Cox’s Intec With “Reflection” EP

Techno in recent years has had a resurgence due to the success of big labels like Drumcode, but other longstanding imprints such as Carl Cox’s Intec have also been front leaders of the genres surge in popularity, allowing it to be accessible by more mainstream crowds.

In the ’90s and early ’00s was arguably the last time techno spilled into the mainstream with events in places like Ibiza, and in those days it was usually 140 BPM with abrasive hi-hats and raw unpolished sounds.

The modern take on big room techno is slower and more polished, but it’s no less exciting with many a long-serving producer making an overdue return to the spotlight.

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Berlin City Guide with Kaiser Souzai

Making concrete waves throughout the music underground and carving a reputation internationally with his live performance, popular event nights and taste-making record label Ballroom Records, Berlin based Kaiser Souzai is an unstoppable force within the industry.

With the creation of his own musical genre of Art-rock Tech, drawing influence from ’70s greats such as Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, yet still keeping his roots of deep and progressive techno, electrifying dance floors across the globe.

We asked the label-head, producer and DJ to share five of his favorite spots in Berlin. Enjoy his pics below:

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Australian Native Nick Coleman Presents First of 3 EPs Earmarked For 2018.

Nick Coleman is a music producer, composer and DJ from Melbourne Australia based in Düsseldorf Germany. A classically trained Violinist (A.Mus) and Guitarist Coleman completed a Bachelor of Music at Queensland University of Technology.

To date Coleman has produced five ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Top 10’s, Beatport Top 10’s and a seminal club classic which made “The Australian Top 100 Greatest Dance Tracks Of All Time” as chosen by inthemix.com.

Support from Carl Cox, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), DJ Hell, Annie Mac (BBC Radio1) and Moguai reflect the diverse range of Coleman’s work. Read more

GNTN Discuss “Pulsar,” Their Latest Collaboration With Oliver Winters Out Now On Suara

Suara’s latest V/A release is entitled Astral House, and features 13 distinct cuts of genres ranging from deep house to progressive, as well as melodic techno and house.

One of these is a collaboration between German duo GNTN and Oliver Winters. GNTN are an emerging DJ & Production techno duo composed of Marcel and Jan, both of whom grew up around Dusseldorf, and then decided to join forces in 2014 upon realizing they shared equal passion for music production and melodic-influenced techno.

When they met Oliver Winters, who boasts releases on the likes of mau5trap, EIN2 and Timeless Moments, they knew they had found the perfect production partner for a collaboration, giving birth to their track “Pulsar.” They will have the masses grooving to this ethereal track, packed with percussion and loaded with leads, its transcendent energy gives way only to dance-oriented intent.

We decided to have a chat with GNTN to discuss the collab with Oliver Winters and what

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Premiere: Black Codes Experiment Calls on Abstract Division, Refracted, Tensal and Ian Axide For Latest V/A Release

Originally started in 2003, Black Codes Experiments is an underground techno event and label that is set to feature artists such as Bas Mooy, Pfirter, Inigo Kennedy, Mark Broom, Exium, P.E.A.R.L., Takaaki Itoh, alongside the project owners Cristian Varela and Ian Axide.

This latest package of tracks includes original music from Tensal, Abstract Division, Ian Axide, and Refracted.

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6 Tips to Writing Posts on Social Media

By now we all know that the game is not only to get likes, favorites, and followers but also to gain comments and shares as well. Engagement is key to getting ahead on social media, sio not only do we want to gain as many shares and comments as possible, but we also want our followers to want to share and comment in a positive manner.

In the world of marketing there is something referred to as NPS, which stands for Net Promoter Score. The Net Promoter Score is a measurement of the willingness of customers to recommend your product or services to others. This gauges the customer’s overall satisfaction with the company or brand and their loyalty to that brand and is ranked on a scale of -100 to 100.

Most brands use humor, inspiration, education to engage their audience or they may support a cause in order to increase affinity for their brand or company. If you think about the last time you commented or shared a post, it most likely sparked one of the former reactions. We tend to comment and share posts that are humorous the most and then those that inspire us and educate us. The posts that get the most reaction are those that are emotional and make us feel some sort of way.

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5 Reasons Not to Fast Track Your Social Media Efforts

The more and more we value our social media presence, the more we tend to try to fake it. There are even social media ranking services, such as Klout, that give us a score based on how many followers we have across our social media accounts. Aptly named, the higher your Klout score, the more clout you apparently have in the world of social media.

Companies are now spending thousands and even millions of dollars in order to promote their brands via social media influencers. This causes people to center their lives on gaining followers on Instagram in order to make a living showing off the latest fashions and trends to their user base. We refer to them as Instagram models but musicians and artists tend to feel the need to do the same. They spend countless hours trying to figure ways to up their following and add fans.

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Decibel Festival Founder Sean Horton Talks Decibel Festival, FAMILY FUNKTION and Collaborating in the Electronic Music Scene

FAMILY FUNKTION lands in Los Angeles next month on Sept 21-23rd, featuring an action-packed 60+ artist lineup for 40+ hours of continuous music. The event will be taking UNION in the city’s West Side, taking over the multi-room venue with music, art installations, chill-out areas and much more.

On top of announcing an exciting giveaway for this ground-breaking event, we decided to sit down with Sean Horton, the owner and curator of Decibel Festival and and one of the key brains behind FAMILY FUNKTION.

In our chat we decided to dig deep into his work here in Los Angeles since relocating from Seattle where he ran Decibel Festival, as well as into FAMILY FUNKTION and what fans can expect from this exciting debut event.

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