Bill Brewster Recalls His NYC Stint Living (and Record Collecting) in the ’90s

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I first met Bill Brewster in 1996 when DMC hired me to serve as the founding Editor of Mixmag USA. The monthly magazine morphed out of Mixmag Update USA and later became Mixer magazine after DMC sold Mixmag was sold to EMAP.

Bill, who was running DMC’s office, was returning home to England. While dance music was blossoming in clubs and rave-music hotbeds around the world, Bill, who later went on to co-write a selection of books with Frank Broughton including How to DJ (Properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and The Record Players: The story of dance music told by history’s greatest DJs, found himself at the epicenter of New York City’s vibrant club scene that was rife with stellar parties, a bevy of DJ/producers, labels galore and amazing record shopping.

Having just released Bill Brewster presents Tribal Rites (Eskimo Recordings), a massive 41-track compilation featuring nuggets from Chicken Lips, Swag, Maurizio and Larry Heard, we connected with Bill about how living for a spell in the Big Apple made an indelible mark on his musical psyche. Continue Reading

Marcelo Demarco November 2017 Chart

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  1. BEC – Law of Attraction (Original Mix)
  2. Spektre – Halcyon (Roberto Capuano Remix)
  3. Oliver Koletzki – They Can’t Hold Me Back (Sian’s Opiodemic Remix)
  4. Marcelo Demarco – Obey (Cosmic Boys Remix)
  5. Alberto Ruiz – Burbuja (Original Mix)
  6. Suspect One – Soulshaker (Maksim Dark Remix)
  7. Tom Hutt – Negan (Zakari & Blange Remix)
  8. Monika Kruse, Pig & Dan – Get Me On (Original Mix)
  9. Lutzenkirchen, Daniele Petronelli – Versus (Dimitri Motofunk Remix)
  10. Ashwin Khosa – Manali (Original Mix)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

fabric London Launches 2018 All Night Long DJ Series

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Longer is often better when it comes to DJ sets. Just ask Toolroom Records boss Mark Knight, who earlier in the year released Odyssey, a short film where he interviewed peers including Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez and Andy C about why playing an extended set is often the highest form of musical expression for a DJ.

Next year fabric London will pump up the volume on extended DJ sets. The legendary club will be pairing top-class DJs side by side for up to 10 hours at a time.

The series begins on January 6 with Amelie Lens, DJ Deep, Terry Francis behind the decks and a surprise live performance and runs through February. The series will feature an assortment of talent including The Martinez Brothers, Slam and Andy Butler. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Peep the full schedule below.

06 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Amelie Lens, DJ Deep, Terry Francis, Surprise Guest (Live)

13 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Petre Inspirescu, Atipic (Live) aka Priku, Vlad Caia, Matteo Manzini
ROOM THREE:
ONE RECORDS…
Adam Shelton & Subb-an (All Night Long)

20 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Craig Richards & Nicolas Lutz (All Night Long)
ROOM TWO:
Slam, Kobosil, Jay Clarke

27 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
The Martinez Brothers (All Night Long)
ROOM TWO:
NONPLUS…
Boddika & Redshape (All Night Long)

18 FEBRUARY
ROOM ONE:
Craig Richards & Ricardo Villalobos (All Night Long), Voigtmann
ROOM TWO:
Answer Code Request (Live), Pariah, Artists TBA

24 FEBRUARY
ROOM ONE:
Special Guests TBA, Andy Butler, Gideon
ROOM TWO:
Jonas Kopp, Anastasia Kristensen, Terry Francis

More to be announced soon.

Andre Salmon 5 Tracks of the Moment

Andre Salmon

Ecuador DJ/producer/engineer Andre Salmon is widely known in his country’s club music scene. The proprietor of four labels — Anima Somnis, Maniacs, Ouch! and Sagmen — he’s been gaining international attention by way of his top releases on Suara, VIVa Music, Get Physical, Leftroom, Repopulate Mars and Hot Creations.

This month Salmon will present Daddy’s Little Girl, a smashing three-track EP for Mar-T’s Wow! Recordings. It’s available exclusively via Beatport on November 20 and everywhere else two weeks later.

Ahead of his new release we connected with Salmon and asked him to give us the lowdown on five tracks currently dominating his DJ sets Continue Reading

Premiere: Tundran – “All The Love” (Jacob Tillberg Remix)

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This month Swedish indie-pop twosome Tundran dropped their seven-track Morning Moon EP on PRMD Music to a bit of fanfare on the interweb. The duo — Jakob and Felix — draw influenc from disco to’80s electro-pop.

The pair put “All The Love” in the hands of Stockholm-based electro-house producer Jacob Tillberg, which we’re pleased to world premiere. On his blindly good remix, Tillberg embellishes the cut with sleek sounds while maintaining the original’s vibe.

Says Tillberg of his re-rub: “I wanted to make something different and beautiful but still something that works on the dance floor. I think the remix speaks to a broad audience with a mix between future house and some jungle sounding elements. You can both chill out to it and party to it.”

Get a first listen to the remix below by hitting the play button.

Einmusik 5 Tracks of the Moment

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German DJ/producer Samuel Kindermann (a.k.a. Einmusik) has embraced an inclusive musical stance ever since he began cajoling dance floors in the booth and hand-crafting music that gives clubbers something for their mind, body and soul.

To wit, his signature has continually evolved by incorporating elements of deep, techy house, melodic electronica and shards of techno into a heart-warming sound.

His eclectic, forward-thinking ethos is embedded on each track found on his recently released album, Serenade, released on his Berlin-based Einmusika Recordings. Divided into two sections — Movement 1 and Movement 2 — Kindermann hones a breathtaking, heart-warming expedition that touches the face of the cosmos.

As Kindermann winds down another artistically productive year, he shares five tracks currently dominating his DJ sets. Continue Reading