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VTSS Curates Next Two Releases on Bjarki’s bbbbbb Sub-Label HELLCAT Industries

Lady of the moment VTSS curates Bjarki‘s bbbbbb sub-label HELLCAT and reveals her next two releases.

After the behind the scenes work VTSS did as curator of the inaugural V/A, the bbbbbb team unanimously invited the Polish selector and producer to continue her involvement with HELLCAT naming her the label’s A&R.

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Premiere: Hellix Debuts on АЕРОБИК With Two Killer Cuts and Pfirter Remix

Polish producer Hellix debuts on АЕРОБИК (AEROBIK) with two killer techno cuts and a remix from Pfirter.

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Simina Grigoriu

6AM Guest Mix: Simina Grigoriu

Romanian-born, Toronto-bred Simina Grigoriu has been steadily racking up accolades during her decade-long career. Starting off as a DJ, she’s made the transition as a producer and kicked off own label Kuukou, a home for techno forward productions, where she calls all the shots. In this time she’s also transplanted to Berlin, a place she now calls home and the major source of her creative inspiration, a source as diverse as her influences.

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Unpolished 2020

Unpolished 2020: 4 Acts Not To Miss During Amsterdam’s Hardest Weekend

Guest post by Dominic Dang

Reaktor Events, Amsterdam’s top promoters of dark and experimental techno, start the year off with March’s Unpolished 2020 festival.

In its eighth year, Unpolished 2020 will bring over 20 global acts over just two days. With a mix of DJ and live sets, Reaktor Events will transform the large Warehouse Elementenstraat venue into a three-stage techno haven. Unpolished starts on Friday March 6, 2019 and runs through Saturday March 7th playing host to Amsterdam’s “roughest weekend”!

To get you ready for the ensuing madness, we are highlighting 4 Unpolished Artists you should not miss for this 2020 edition!

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On The Edge

Premiere: Canada’s Saad Ayub Releases “On The Edge” Two-Tracker on VRTN

‘On The Edge’ is a moody piece of melodic techno making use exclusively of analogue synthesis, courtesy of Roland’s brilliant SE-02. Its pounding bassline groove and atmospheric break give way to a percussive, dynamic climax.

“On the edge is a track that’s super dear to me, as I fully submit my Saad Ayub brand to the world of techno,” says Ayub. “The track makes me feel like I’m at the edge of the world, and could literally just hop into another dimension, which for me is what good techno does.” – Saad Ayub Read more

Juan Trujillo

Premiere: Devotion Records returns in 2020 with a Split EP from First-Rate Upcomers Juan Trujillo and H.Paul

Devotion Records returns in 2020 with a split release from the first-rate upcomers Juan Trujillo and H.Paul including remixes from the renowned XHEI and label bosses Lucas Freire and Fernanda Martins.

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Drunken Kong

Premiere: Drunken Kong Announces Sophomore Long Player on Tronic, “Where We Start”

Following the internationally celebrated release of their debut album “The Signs Within” in 2017, burgeoning Japanese techno duo Drunken Kong look to kick off a brand new decade in emphatic fashion, as they announce the forthcoming release of their eagerly-anticipated sophomore long player, “Where We Start.”

Due for worldwide release on February 10 via Christian Smith’s esteemed Tronic Music imprint, Where We Start marks the second full length opus from the Tokyo-based outfit, whose impressive catalogue of unique techno productions have also been homed by the likes of Terminal M, Octopus Recordings, Stil Vor Talent and Session Womb to name a few.

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David Lohlein

Premiere: Rene Wise, VIL, Rove Ranger and Fabian Wegmeth Remix David Löhlein ‘VISION I – NYSA’ EP on Vision Ekstase

Rene Wise, VIL, Rove Ranger and Fabian Wegmeth remix David Löhlein ‘VISION I – NYSA’ EP on Vision Ekstase.

Stuttgart’s David Löhlein has been involved in electronic music for a number of years and launched his Vision Ekstase event in his hometown of Stuttgart before providing the inaugural release on the newly formed label which picked up support from the likes of Ben Sims, Luke Slater, Efdemin and many more established names within the techno world. David now invites remixes from Mote-Evolver artist Rene Wise, Planet Rhythm producer VIL and Vision Ekstase residents Rove Ranger and Fabian Wegmeth.

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Wehbba Returns to Drumcode with “Straight Lines & Sharp Corners” Album

Landing 10 years after his first concept album Full Circle, Wehbba announces the March release of his upcoming Straight Lines and Sharp Corners LP, marking his debut album on Drumcode.

Following a series of globally adored EPs and inclusions within the imprint’s esteemed A-Sides compilation series, the chart-dominating São Paulo native now reflects upon his life as ‘the artist’, offering an immersive montage of stories that echo a tenacious dedication to his craft. Enlisting the talents of multi-instrumentalist Thomas Gandey, Electroclash pioneer David Carretta and fellow Brazilian L-cio, with his unparalleled flute mastery, Wehbba’s synergetic cuts span the breadth of electronic music’s sonic landscape, as he challenges the notion of genres with seasoned voices.

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Hush & Sleep

Premiere: Ellora Bosses Hush & Sleep Join Joseph Capriati’s Redimension with “Angeli E Demoni” EP

Ellora label bosses Hush & Sleep join Joseph Capriati’s Redimension imprint with a melodically charged techno release entitled Angeli E Demoni EP.

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