6AM Guest Mix: Stephen Disario

This week’s 6AM Guest Mix comes from Stephen Disario, a Los Angeles producer/DJ with a distinctive brand of moody, driving techno.

Whether in the studio, or behind the decks his sound is distinct, and his passion is clearly evident in his music. He is also a massive contributor to the Los Angeles scene by booking talent and organizing events under the Cognition Events brand he co-founded, and through his involvement with H2Audio, one of LA’s premier sound companies.

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In Interview with Subsonic’s Dylan Griffin

Australia is enjoying an electronic music renaissance like few other places on the planet right now. From Mall Grab to Francis Inferno Orchestra to Fantastic Man and Harvey Sutherland, it’s safe to say the country’s many talents are representing the country with some esteem on a global level right now.

But it’s not simply Australian artists going international for which the country should be proud. Whereas three-day electronic music festivals were, in-the-main at least, generally confined to Europe, these days Australia has a plethora of quality festivals that can rival even the best that Europe has to offer. At the forefront of this is relatively new movement is Subsonic.

Having recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary (this year’s edition took place from November 30th – December 2nd), the festival, located some 200km from Sydney, featured a stunning array of local and international talent, including Zip, Fumiya Tanaka and Sammy Dee. Australian artists meanwhile, were equally well represented, with the likes of Monika Ross, Claire Morgan and Kerry Wallace all playing starring roles.

Now a label as well as a festival, we thought it a good time to put some questions the way of , the label manager at the festival-affiliated label of the same name and a man who recently contributed himself in stunning fashion with the brilliant sounds of the Cotie Rotie EP, which came backed with a brilliant remix by French live act, DoubtingThomas. So with the dust finally settling on this year’s festival and with much more in the pipeline, we caught up with Dylan briefly for a quick natter…

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 142 Feat. Linear Straight

Since 2002 Brussels-based Glenn Keteleer, known as Radical G and more recently as Linear Straight, has been a regular fixture behind the decks all over the Belgian techno scene, and can often be found filling Berlin institutions such as Tresor and Griesmühle with his own particular brand of underground techno and dark soundscapes.

As Radical G, Keteleer was at the forefront of the underground EBM and electropop scene, and with his first record under his new Linear Straight alias, he dives into a world of dark spaces, leftfield modular techno and industrial soundscapes.

His recent Roscosmos LP delves into this murky and uncompromising sound over 13 songs, resulting in an intense and noisy journey through the grittiest side of techno music. The variety of genres that Keteleer has as part of his musical background clearly shine through on this latest record, displaying obvious influences from all across the wide spectrum of electronic music. One of the stand-out features of this album is the innovative and varied drum patterns that are used throughout, seemingly taking influence from sources spread as far apart as IDM and military marches, and rarely falling back to the classic four on the floor techno trope. This unsurprisingly cultivates a far more rhythmic and diverse approach than would ordinarily be expected from such a heavy release.

We invited Linear Straight to deliver this week’s episode of Global Vibe Radio, and took the opportunity to have a chat with him while we were at it.

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GAMMA Festival in St. Petersburg Announces 2019 Dates and Early Bird Tickets

As we stand on the edge of 2018 and gaze ahead to what 2019 will bring, GAMMA festival has announced that its fourth edition will take place on July 11–14 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In just three years, the GAMMA festival has morphed into a large-scale international cultural event in a unique format. Novel trends in music, new forms of modern art, innovative developments in science, an international forum, professional networking and visitors from all over the world — this is what GAMMA is now.

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Premiere: Pangea Recordings Celebrates 15 Years With Two-Part V/A Release

Only a few years old, the Pangea Podcast has been creating a following and listener base that is getting larger every day. Staying relevant over the last fifteen years has not been easy given that catchy trends and corny jingles seem to still rule the day, but the ride has been well worth it. I am not even sure if we succeeded at that, quite frankly. Nonetheless, Pangea was and still remains at the forefront of American Progressive House dance music, and the artists highlighted on our anniversary release, Pangea XV, show why.

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Brian Cid Is Giving Away Two Tickets to The Cityfox Odyssey NYE/NYD

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of interviewing producer/DJ Brian Cid in honor of the release of his album Meteorite Man on the revered Balance Music label that is home of the well-known Balance Series.

Today, we join forces with Brian to give his fans the chance of winning 2 tickets to his next New York City gig, a massive NYE/NYD affair at Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner venue: The Cityfox Odyssey.

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Win Tickets to Factory 93 Presents: Jamie Jones b2b The Martinez Brothers

Insomniac’s Factory 93 event series is gearing up to host one last massive hurrah for 2018, hosting an open-to-close back-to-back set from Jamie Jones and The Martinez Brothers.

The event, which is set to take place at The Hollywood Palladium, will run from 9pm until 4am giving attendees the chance of catching the two popular acts perform for a total of 7 hours together.

While tickets are available at www.thefactory93.com, we have also teamed up with Factory93 to give 6AM readers a chance of winning two tickets to the show.

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Global Vibe Radio 141 Feat. Jamaica Suk Live at Blitz Club Munich

DJ/producer Jamaica Suk steps up for this week’s Global Vibe Radio episode, providing a two-hour recording of her October 20th set at Blitz Club Munich where she played alongside Luke Slater and Rupcy.
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Presented by Adam Beyer and Awakenings, Drumcode Festival Returns in 2019

Following on from an outstanding sold out debut year, Drumcode Festival returns in 2019. Acclaimed Swedish techno DJ Adam Beyer and legendary Dutch brand Awakenings will team up once again for the second edition of Drumcode Festival. The event will take place on Saturday 24th August at the NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam.

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Ricardo Villalobos, Black Coffee, Peggy Gou, Margaret Dygas, Raresh, DVS1 and more Announces for Caprices Festival in 2019

After a memorable 15th edition in 2018, the spellbinding Caprices Festival is back and better than ever from April 11th – 14th, 2019. Winner of the DJ Awards ‘Best International Festival 2018’, the world’s most beautiful and carefully curated underground house and techno festival takes place in Switzerland’s stunning Crans-Montana resort, with one-off stages boasting panoramic views and next level audio-visual technology, restaurants, a wellness centre and a wealth of globally acclaimed performers including Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Len Faki, DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Peggy Gou, Pan Pot, Raresh, Black Coffee, Bedouin, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Sven Väth, with further names and stages to be announced.

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