Oasis Festival Returns in 2019 with Four Tet, Âme b2b Dixon, Mall Grab, Or:la and More

Oasis Festival turns 5 this year! Taking place from 13th – 15th September 2019, the pioneering Moroccan festival’s landmark fifth edition promises to be the biggest to date, featuring thrilling debuts, rising local stars and returning favourites, including Four Tet, Dixon B2B Âme, Sonja Moonear, Apollonia, Mall Grab, Loco Dice, Jayda G and many more.

Founded in 2015, Oasis Festival has firmly established itself as North Africa’s premier electronic music festival. Welcoming the world’s biggest DJs and live acts to Morocco, many for the first time, as well as showcasing a wealth of regional talent, the festival’s carefully curated programme has helped bring plenty of international attention and new audiences to the flourishing local scene.

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Lanthan.design by Christian Gerlach Makes The DJ Booth The Focal Point Of Your Home

If you’re reading this you’re likely a DJ with a home set-up of some kind, just like Lanthan.audio founder Christian Gerlach is.

After years of dealing with sub-part home set-ups, Christian decided to take matters into his own hands (literally) and build an ideal DJ booth for home use.

The goal of the Lanthan.design BOOTH is to let the diversity return to DJ homes away from the equality that has crept in recent years. With this simple but straightforward design, you can restructure your home and make the booth a new focal point in your home. The booth provides enough space for a mixer and two turntables, two turntables and one CDJ or three CDJs, leaving you free to organize your perfect working space based on your preferred set-up.

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Premiere: Mirko Di Florio Debuts on Incorrect Music With “If You Want” EP

Following on from his first release of 2019 with One Reason EP, Mirko Di Florio makes his debut on the highly respected, Detroit based Incorrect imprint with next scorching release in form of the If You Want EP.

Drawing influence from the early house and techno eras the If You Want EP is a triple threat medley of punchy basslines and rhythmic rumbles.

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In Interview with OXIA

Ever since his first EP in 1995, OXIA has prevailed as one of France’s most influent actors in the electronic music scene. He has built an impressive catalogue on respected imprints such as Kompakt, Hot Creations, 8bit, Knee Deep In Sound, and many more.

The Frenchman released his debut album 24 Heures on Goodlife in 2004 and his second widely acclaimed album Tides Of Mind was released in 2012. Several collaborations were established as well, with Miss Kittin, Agoria, or Nicolas Masseyeff.

With the latter, OXIA also launched Diversions Music in 2016, on which he has so far released three EPs. In 2017, OXIA’s classic hit “Domino” (40 million views on YouTube) was re-released on Sapiens, and came with a number of very successful remixes. In parallel, OXIA himself released a few remixes, notably for Moby (Suara), as well as for others on Moan and of course Diversions Music.

2018 has been a strong year for OXIA with his Reset To Zero EP plus a remix on Diversions and a contribution to Knee Deep in Sound’s Ibiza 2018 Sampler. His touring schedule is taking him across the globe, from the intimate clubs to festivals such Resistance by ULTRA, B My Lake, Untold, BPM Portugal, Dreambeach, Brunch In The Park and, for the fifth consecutive year, playing for Music On at Amnesia Ibiza.

OXIA is gearing up to release his next EP titled Second Mood, which is scheduled to come out on March 1 via his burgeoning Diversions Music imprint. We sat down with the Frenchman to talk about the release and more, in our exclusive interview below.

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Lorenzo Magnozzi: 5 Italian Producers Who Have Influenced My Career

Eclectic, multifaceted and hypnotic, Lorenzo Magnozzi presents himself with the slogan “music is freedom of introspection.”

For him, music is an elementary presupposition necessary for life, an instrument of liberation and love. He was born in Pisa, a great Italian city for art, in 1992 and fell in love with electronic music very early listening to the old rave recordings of the Italian techno movement of the ’90s and coming into contact with artists such as Sven Ricardo Villalobos, Plastikman, Underworld , and Luciano. Lorenzo took his first steps in the DJ booth around 2006 at the young age of 14, and his passion for music since lead him to fall in love with music traveling to clubs and festivals around Europe, from Frankfurt to Ibiza, from the UK to the Netherlands, and from Spain to France, collecting vinyl records from all over the world, discovering new places, new people and new sounds.

It would be unfair to categorize his sound, it’s an introspection of himself and his constant personal developments. With tracks played and supported by many international artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Dana Ruh, Raresh, Tobi Neumann and Nastia, Lorenzo has gone on to give life to his record label called Introspection Recordings, launched in 2005 as a platform of and for artists and musicians, a fusion of music and art, a union of all the elements, physical and psychological to create a single identity. His DJ sets are the result of creative and inventive research that can vary from House to Techno, through the most diverse sound atmospheres that create environments where reality overcomes imagination.

We asked Lorenzo to look back at his career and share with us 5 Italian artists he feels have made an indelible impression and influence on who he is today as an artist.

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Premiere: Japan’s A.Mochi Launches New Scott Tiger Label with “Demobld” EP Also Featuring TTTT

One of the most wanted/respected Japanese techno producers/DJs A.Mochi is setting off to the new adventure with his own label Scott Tiger.

The label’s powerful first release features tracks exclusively produced by A.Mochi himself and the mysterious TTTT. Oracle-esque titled demobld EP, it contains 4 heavy techno bangers, two from each of the producers.

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In Interview with POPOF

FORM Music head honcho and French DJ/producer POPOF starts 2019 as he means to go on, with the release of his long-awaited debut EP on Kaluki Musik now available on Beatport.

Out now via the esteemed Manchester-based imprint, the two-track Kronic EP is yet another masterclass in immersive, energetic soundscapes from an expert producer at the very top of his game.

POPOF’s Kronic EP follows on from a prolific 2018, which saw him release music on the likes of Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD, Pig&Dan’s Elevate, Adam Beyer’s Truesoul and Stefano Noferini’s Deeperfect.

But that’s not all for POPOF’s start of the year. Following the much-lauded release of his Reformers VA extended player in 2017, the Frenchman has now released the second instalment of the critically acclaimed vinyl-only series – Reformers Vol. 2. The vinyl-only package features four of the heaviest cuts released on FORM Music over the course of 2018, and is available for pre-order here.

With such an explosive start to 2019 it seemed fitting for 6AM to grab a quick chat with the man-of-the-monent to discuss his recent releases and what lays ahead of him for the rest of the year.

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Premiere: JourneyDeep A.K.A. Josh Powelson Launches JourneyDeep Black Label With “The Strangest Dream” EP

DJ, producer and label head JourneyDeep A.K.A. Josh Powelson has taken the next step in a creative transformation that has spanned more than a decade with the launch of the techno label, JourneyDeep Black. Case in point: his upcoming release, The Strangest Dream EP which debuts the label on February 18th, 2018.

As one might expect “The Strangest Dream” illuminates dark matter. A heavy yet danceable tune defined by an entrancing melody and artful use of negative space. With hissing percussion whose musicality exists in a dissonant dream all on its own, the track sets the stage for what’s to come on label JourneyDeep Black. This is a song that could easily find its way into DJ sets from a variety of tastemakers.

Closing out the release is a heaving hitting remix from the cosmic duo Astronoize; whom continue to deliver with what they do best. The song’s throbbing kick drums, hissing percussion and curious vocal refrain take us up a notch from the original mix and takes us deeper into darkness.

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BLOND:ISH Duo To Pursue Different Paths After 11 Years Together

Following FJAAK’s earlier announcement that they will continue on as a duo, it seems surreal that we are now announcing the second “group” split in electronic music today.

Yet, after a magical 11 years together, BLOND:ISH is splitting into two branches. Vivie-Ann continuing as BLOND:ISH will bring a newly individual joy and spirituality through solo performances and recordings, while Anstascia will DJ under her own name and pursue other passions and her own personal mission to spread love through music.

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Premiere: Drunken Kong Curate 14-Track Binary Structure Compilation for Octopus Recordings

Tokyo based Drunken Kong has steadily developed a ferocious fanbase through his dance floor igniting tunes. Encompassing a straightforward club-rocking sensibility, with red hot production techniques and standout DJ sets around the globe, he has quickly cemented his stamp on the international circuit.

Choosing mostly unheard and unreleased weapons for this latest compilation on Sian’s Octopus Recordings, his selection and mixing vibe shows off the section perfectly, swinging from heavy and relentless to deep and mysterious tracks, procured from the labels stalwart artists and some new fast-rising creators.

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