Fabrizio Rat Lands On German Label Odd/Even With 12-Track “Unconscious Mind” LP

Following three EPs and one LP, Fabrizio Rat releases his second solo album on Odd/Even, the German label ran by Andre Kronert.

Alongside his intensive touring Fabrizio Rat has never stopped producing, and his upcoming 12 track Unconscious Mind album is the result. The album is conceived entirely for the dancefloor, with no rest and no breath, no ambient or “quiet” tracks. Melodies emerge at times, resulting from original orchestrations of piano and machines. At other times more violent and static textures explore the extreme repetitions of piano harmonics, combined with slowly evolving filter-sweeping hypnosis.

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6AM Guest Mix: Nhan Solo

To end the week we welcome Berlin-based DJ/Producer and Mother Recordings label owner Nhan Solo for a specially-curated guest mix.

Nhan set off on his mission for dominance of the Deep House music scene in 2012, and in the 6 years that have followed, his enterprise Mother Recordings has provided the perfect haven for him and like-minded musicians to showcase their talents. It´s a healthy bunch of friends, artists and creative heads. Their individual life stories and experiences help to shape a very personal vision of contemporary House music, that received instant positive feedback from the first release on.

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NYC Essentials: Layton Giordani’s Favorite Spots to Eat, Drink and Party

NYC’s Layton Giordani has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last two years. A debut album Where it Begins on Drumcode in early 2017, was followed later that year with “Live Again”, his collaborative track with Danny Tenaglia, that was heralded as one of the year’s strongest techno records.

In 2018 he’s come up trumps with a three-way production with Adam Beyer and Green Velvet titled “Space Date” and this week he dropped “Phase II”, his first solo EP of the year on Drumcode. It’s a powerful four-track work with tracks highlighting gigs everywhere from Berghain to Amsterdam’s famous Gashouder.

From humble beginnings in his native NYC as an Output resident, to being thrust into the bustle of the European club and festival circuit, he’s enjoyed a stint living in Amsterdam, growing and developing over this time. All these experiences have had a fundamental influence on him and his music. The four-track EP Phase II represents a new chapter for this exciting talent.

Beyond music, Giordani’s passion runs deep for the Empire City. He shares his favourite go-to spots for eating, drinking and partying.

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Printworks London’s Spring Lineup Features Floorplan, DJ Koze, Job Jobse, Skream, Alan Fitzpatrick and More

The 5,000 capacity Printworks will raise the bar again in Spring 2019 with another carefully curated and innovative series featuring more than 70 artists across 12 huge shows. From January through to the end of March, world-class artists like Ghostface Killah, Roni Size, Derrick Carter, Jocelyn Brown, Cassius, Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Joy Orbison, D Bridge, Calibre, Kerri Chandler, Polo & Pan and many more will all play at the famous venue, with many more shows to be announced in the New Year.

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34th Annual Winter Music Conference Returns Has Announced 1st Round of Programming and Media/Brand Partners

Winter Music Conference (WMC), now under the Ultra Worldwide umbrella and set to take place March 25-28, 2019 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach, has now announced its initial media partners, brand partners and programming.

WMC Media Partners include technology news and media network The Verge, Grammy.com/The Recording Academy and its charity MusiCares, Mixmag who will host their popular live “Lab” event from the Faena rooftop, Billboard Dance, Data Transmission, Attack Magazine, EDM.com, DJ Mag Asia, Belgium, France, Latin America, Switzerland and UK, and Magnetic Magazine.

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Interview: Fabio Neural Discusses His Recent “Flow Beat” EP and Being a Core Member of Jon Rundell and Carl Cox’s Intec Label

One of the recent releases on Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s Intec label comes from imprint regular Fabio Neural.

Italian born Fabio Neural is known for the consistency of his productions that cover a full spectrum of techno but always with a dance floor focus. Apopular DJ booking playing many of Europe’s top clubs and festivals, Fabioalso boasts previous releases on labels including Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, Kaiserdisco’s KD Music, Josh Wink’s Ovum, Andre Crom’s OFF Recordings, and Adam Beyer’s Truesoul.

Fabio Neural is a core member of Intec’s family of artists, and this release marks his eighth EP on the label. One of those early EPs was made in collaboration with Alex Costa, but the rest have been solo efforts. Arguably one of Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s favourite artists, this latest outing on Intec titled Flow Beat is another fine example of Fabio’s exceptional production skills.

We decided to catch up with Fabio in honor of this release, which you can stream below and also find on Beatport.

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Fragmentor Launches Multimedia Project “Follow The Flow” Focusing On Electronic Music and Nature

Follow The Flow is a multimedia project launched by Fragmentor and Francesco Fondi with a focus on electronic music and nature (botanic, entomology, ethnobotanic, etc). Follow The Flow aims to create audiovisual tools that will help people reconnect with the natural flow of things and “Rediscover Nature Through Technology”, which is also the label’s motto.

Last March VENT, one of the most respected underground clubs in Tokyo, hosted Follow The Flow’s inauguration and release party.

The first Follow The Flow release is produced by Jonas Kopp. Iamik EP is composed of four hypnotic tracks: “Iamik”, “Iamik” (Fragmentor Remix), “Bangua” and “Shasta”.

The first three tracks of the EP mark Follow The Flow’s classy and cutting-edge Techno style. The last track of the EP, “Shasta” is a timeless high quality drone track. The cover photo is curated by the famous Italian photographer Alessio Guarino.


 

Follow The Flow’s debut EP, Iamik by Jonas Kopp with Fragmentor remix, is out Dec 7th and available here

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Premiere: Andres Campo Debuts on Intec Digital with “Cyclone” EP

Carl Cox is an industry figurehead who’s legacy in music includes his iconic label Intec, which he runs with friend and business partner Jon Rundell, and the new release is from Andres Campo.

Spanish artist Andres Campo makes his Intec debut following previous releases on Second State, MOOD, RUKUS and Odd Recordings

Already championed by some of the biggest names in techno, Andres has risen to fame as a solo artist, but also boasts collaborations with people like Ramiro Lopez and Alberto Ruiz.

Carl Cox is one of the people who regularly supports his tracks and adding Intec to an already impressive back catalogue of labels, this three track EP showcases Andres Campo at his very best.

Hard hitting with hypnotic grooves and captivating atmospherics, this release also has powerful synths making it the perfect peak time EP.

The opening track “Cyclone” is all about the exhilaration of lead synth and its stabbing rhythms layered with a heavy kick drum and fast flowing clap rhythms.

“Ancient Gods” ripples with tension as the pulsating percussion rhythms beat like a heart with a heightened pulse rate that’s been raised by excitement. With a captivating sense of urgency, this cut will whip the dance floor into a frenzy with the way it teases each and every drop along the ride.

Finishing things is the understated Glaciar which builds steadily towards a twisted crescendo of sinister FX and growls, before its explosive percussion kicks back in. Keeping you on the edge of your seat, its ominous atmosphere is beyond intense.

Track List:

01. Cyclone
02. Ancient Gods
03. Glaciar

Andres Campo’s Cyclone EP, released on Intec Digital, is available on Beatport

Digging Deeper with XY&O

Welsh three-piece band XY&O, aka Skip Curtis, Nick Kelly and Tudor Davies, have been causing a storm with their distinctive style of Haze-pop – a sound that fuses elements of warm electro, chillwave and synth pop combined with profound lyrical content.

We grab a chat with them as they unleash their brand new single ‘Fever’.

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Interview: A Peek Inside Rebekah’s World

Celebrating 20 plus years since she first stood behind the turntables, Rebekah has established herself as one of the leading exponents of techno currently operating on the global circuit. Her love affair with the harder sounds stretches back to the legendary Que Club in her hometown of Birmingham where she drew influence from the likes of Dave Clarke, Derrick Carter, Richie Hawtin and Billy Nasty.

Every artist, regardless of their discipline, needs to evolve. In fact, it is something inherent within creatives. The need to push the envelope, have new experiences, and share new impulses is deep-rooted, and yearns to be nurtured. That is the position Rebekah found herself in during the early stages of 2016, fast forward to the end of 2018 and we see her busier than after having launched her label/event brand called Elements, debuted her Live show at ADE and continued to tour relentlessly playing both solo and on carefully selected back-to-back performances with Paula Temple.

This weekend Rebekah returns to the United States for three back-to-back dates that will see her perform in Minneapolis on Thursday, November 29th, followed by San Francisco for Robot Ears on Friday, November 30th and finally with WORK by 6AM and Synthetik Minds in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 1st

To believe in Rebekah’s music is to believe in the harder, raw side of techno, and that is sound very dear to our heart. It is with this in mind that we took the opportunity to not only bring her back to Los Angeles but also to have a chat ahead of her upcoming U.S. gigs.

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