Nick Warren CRSSD

Nick Warren’s CRSSD Debut With Progressive House Flare

Nick Warren’s CRSSD debut is right around the corner, and he forms part of a premiere line-up that has sold-out the spring festival. The progressive house DJ and producer is ready to take the decks in San Diego during the weekend of March 7-8 alongside leading electronic artists including Rufus du Sol. The Australian trio are partnering with festival organizers to raise funds for the Australia bushfire relief funds. We chatted with the Bridport native on his career legacy and rise to prominence as well as leading a balanced life on the road.

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Pfirter

In Interview with Pfirter: Studio Collaborations, Back-To-Back Sets and the Evolution of MindTrip

For the past fifteen years Argentinian-born, Barcelona-based producer Juan Pablo Pfirter has been pushing a sound that is undeniably steely, dark and uplifting, true to the founding principles of the techno’s tetramorph but eager to throw his own vanguard, personal touch into the mix.

At the end of 2019, the label boss was talking about a busy year ahead for MindTrip and now we know exactly what he had in mind.

Fresh and new collaborative projects will debut on the label in 2020, starting with Pfirter’s powerful shared EP with Oliver Rosemann who is no stranger to the world of MindTrip. Together they go as dark as they feel across 4 impressive cuts on their Alpha release, blending peak time-intensity with Industrial grooves and dark side body music their own way.

Alpha becomes the first of multiple collaborative concepts that will expand further over the year, with 2020 looking to truly be one of the busiest years for both MindTrip and label chief Pfirter.

6AM chats with Pfirter to learn more about what’s in store for him and his label in the coming months…

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Ben Rau Knee Deep

Ben Rau Goes Knee Deep with “The Player” EP

Ben Rau goes Knee Deep for his first release of the year The Player EP. Signing it onto Hot Since 82‘s label Knee Deep, the German DJ and producer shares the musical inspiration for his 18th EP and talks travel and touring. While he hasn’t played in U.S. clubs or venues yet, American fans might be seeing him sooner than expected.

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30drop

In Interview with 30drop

30D Records just celebrated its 5th Anniversary and right on cue, label founder and the artist responsible for 30drop just revealed an exclusive live-set podcast for the highly respected, techno advocates HATE.

This 90-minute live set combines hardware, software, FXS and live mixing. Dynamic and evolving, 30drop delivers a set that builds from syncopated hypnotism through to the darkest, harshest of sounds.

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Anakim

In Interview: Anakim Discusses the Los Angeles Scene That Bred Him

In a scene that sees thousands of new artists emerge each year, it’s difficult for anyone to truly stand out. Fortunately, that is not the problem for Anakim, a Los Angeles based producer who is making a large impact in the dance music community. Anakim’s dedication to innovative production methods has led him to release his music on some of dance music’s biggest labels including mau5trap, EIN2, Dear Deer, and most recently, Desert Hearts Black, as well as a debut on our Global Vibe Radio mix series for episode 125 back in April 2018.

Anakim began building his unique sound at the renowned Icon Collective Music Production School. After graduating, he continued to polish and perfect his production methods which have led him to unprecedented success, including a coveted booking at Coachella’s Yuma Tent in 2018. Most recently, Anakim was named as one of Billboard Dance’s Emerging artists for 2020.

Kicking off the decade with his Billboard recognition and his newly released ‘Poseidon’s Revenge’ EP on Desert Hearts Black, which you can find on Beatport, Anakim is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. We examine his budding career in our chat with him around the release, diving into his unique experience coming up in such a bustling music scene and his path to success on a more global scale.

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Davide Squillace

Davide Squillace: My Five Current Favorite Records

Born in Siena, raised in Naples, it took a trip to London for Davide Squillace to finally discover electronic music. Wooed by the mood and sound of the British scene, he returned to Naples flush with energy, excitement and a knowing that this new calling would.
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Birdee

In Interview with Birdee

It’s arguably been far too long a time a comin’, but there can be no doubt right now that the disco revival is very much in full swing right now, and Birdee is an integral part of that

The highly influential genre has experienced its fair share of highs and lows, and although it helped give rise to what we now define as ‘house’ music, it’s been put on the backburner for some time now. In recent years however, it’s storming resurgence can be attributable to the likes of Defected’s Glitterbox parties, which have proved to be some of Ibiza’s best loved parties over the past few years. And besides… isn’t disco just bloody great?!

One man who definitely epitomises this shift is Birdee aka Marcello De Angelis, an LA-based Italian producer making great waves recently thanks to a string of brilliant releases and killer collabs. Indeed, his latest releases see him side up alongside some seriously respected players, not least Strictly legend Barbara Tucker.

A man who’s been doing his thing for years but is now rightly gaining prominence, we checked in with Birdee recently to find out what’s happening in his world…

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Mo'Key

Digging Deeper with Mo’Key

Italy’s Mo’Key (aka Mo’Cream) has been a producer since the ’90s, with his first production under the guise Workin’ Happily ‘Make My Move’ released in 1993. His productions and remixes have graced labels such as Zippy Records, Quantize, King Street, UDP, Casual, Ocean Trax and many more.

As his latest release ‘So Close To You / One Night’ drops on the new Italian label Major Underground, 6AM digs deeper

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Brexit Will Be a Nightmare for Up-And-Coming Touring British Artists

Given the taxing and costly Visa requirements, we already know how difficult it is for up-and-coming Non-American artists to tour in the United States. Soon, the same fate may be in store for British artists.

With Brexit looming, the music industry in the United Kingdrom faces an uncertain future when it comes to homegrown touring artists that may find it near-impossible to venture out of the country to expand their name and play their music to new and established fans alike.

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music documentaries

Music Documentaries Worth Binging On, Grab the Popcorn

Every show and festival-goer needs their downtime away from all the noise and dancing. It can’t always be: eat, sleep, rave, repeat. Sorry, Fatboy Slim. We’ve rounded up a list of music documentaries that teach us about the lives of DJs, the history of electronic dance music and its rave culture. Hang up your shoes and kick your dancing feet in the air to learn about our music roots:

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