Pioneer DJ Introduces XDJ-1000MK2

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Picking up where they left off with the CDJ-2000NXS2 which boasts a seven-inch high-res touch screen, enhanced track browsing functionality and support for playing high-quality FLAC and ALAC files, Pioneer DJ has unveiled their XDJ-1000MK2. The company’s latest and greatest USB-only multiplayer sports important features Track Filter, which filters tracks by BPM and key, and the new Matching feature displays suitable tracks you’ve previously tagged in rekordbox when they’re mixed with the track that’s currently playing. You can connect the DDJ-SP1 controller (sold separately) and use its large Performance Pads for tactile control of many of the new or improved features on the XDJ-1000MK2, including its eight Hot Cues. The XDJ-1000MK2 is available from September at an SRP of €1,299 including VAT (roughly US $1467). Check the machine in action below on this snazzy video.

BSTV: Ramiro López

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Spanish DJ/producer Ramiro López (listen to his Big Shot Guest Mix here) has pushed his career forward in many ways this year. His 2014 collaboration with Coyu called “That’s Not Happening” got a second life courtesy of a phenomenal remix by Nicole Moudaber. Among other releases López dropped Apt 13, a sweet lil’ two-track EP on Chus & Ceballos’ Stereo Productions. Plus, he shifted the Odd Recordings label he co-runs with Arjun Vagale into next gear. Before he got on a plane to play his debut gigs in San Francsico and Los Angeles this weekend, López took time out from a studio session to answer our burning questions — by video (!) — about his pair of West Coast gigs, realizing his dream of releasing on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode in September and a summer filled with memorable gigs at Amnesia in Ibiza and all over South America.

Ramiro López plays F8 Club in San Francisco on August 26 and Exchange LA on August 27 with UMEK and Oscar L.

Play It Down Launches Label Mates Compilation Series

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Jesse Rose’s acclaimed Play It Down label have announced the launch of Label Mates, a brand-new compilation series. Rose tapped LA DJ/producer Brillstein to mix the first installment, Label Mates 001, featuring 29 tracks culled from PID’s catalog. The session will include two new exclusives from Brillstein.

Obligatory press release gush from Brillstein: “I’m quite certain I’ve put more thought and time into this mix than anything previous. Trying my damnedest to intricately weave the story together, while paying proper tribute to each track without being too obvious or linear in the execution. The catalog of each label is so impressive and brought back strong musical memories. Compiling it was a blast, digging through dozens of my favorite producers most legendary, or sometimes even overlooked tracks. All of them nestled in over 15 years of consistently funky house music… It was no small task to narrow that tracklist down, I promise. I even got to throw a few of my own lil’ nuggets in there (including some exclusive edits.) It’s an honor to be the first of our talented crew to have a go at the Label Mates concept and I like to think I set a high benchmark. I can’t wait to see what everyone else does!”

Global Underground to Mark 20 Years With Music, Book & Events

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Dance label Global Underground will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a spate of activities in the fall. The imprint will release Twenty, a massive three-CD compilation, on October 28, featuring tracks from Moby, Simian Mobile Disco, Guy Gerber, Habischman and more (see full list below). The compendium will include a Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition featuring a 112-page hard cover photography book of iconic Global Underground images captured by Dean Belcher. Belcher’s iconic GU images will be on exhibition at Edwin Jeans Exhibition Space in Brick Lane, London from October 28–November 10.

GU has also planned their biggest event at Amsterdam’s Q Factory on October 20 during ADE with James Lavelle, Darren Emerson, Eelke Kleijn, Habischman, and others. The shindig will be followed by a party hosted by The Gallery at London’s Ministry of Sound on October 28 with special guests to be announced.

Twenty Tracklist

CD 1
01 Moby – Pale Horses (Apparat Remix)
02 Yousef – Come Home (Sasha Matterhorn Intro Remix)
03 Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
04 Joris Voorn – Ringo (Rework)
05 Superpitcher – Heroin
06 Guy Gerber – Belly Dancing
07 Darren Emerson – Crash Jack (Original) / (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
08 Dino Lenny – I Feel Stereo
09 Henrik Schwarz / Âme / Dixon feat Derrick L. Carter – Where We At (Version 2)
10 Audion – Mouth To Mouth (Scuba’s Orbital 93 Mix)
11 Dubfire vs Oliver Huntemann – Diablo
12 Timo Maas presents Mad Dogs – Better Make Room (James Holden Remix)
13 Jim Rivers – Stone (Henry Saiz Remix)
14 Nic Fanciulli – Materia (Robert Hood Remix)
15 Pig & Dan – Eiffel Nights
16 Finger Fest Inc. – Autoporno (D.Ramirez Remix)
17 Radio Slave – My Bleep (Roman Flügel Remix)
18 Oliver Huntemann – 37°
19 Booka Shade – Charlotte (Booka’s No Pain No Gain Mix)
20 UNKLE – Heavy Drug (Surrender Sounds Mix)

CD 2
01 Kris Menace feat. Fred Falke – Fairlight
02 Sound 5 – The Hacienda Must Be Re:Built (Tim Davison & Nicko Izzo Remix)
03 Elekfantz – Diggin’ On You (Solomun Remix)
04 Hybrid – Theme From Wide Angle (Dark Skies Remix)
05 Lostep – Burma (Sasha’s Invol2ver Dub)
06 Vector 13 – Rise
07 Adam Freeland – Silverlake Pills (Gui Boratto Remix)
08 Dave Seaman – Gobbledygook (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
09 Trafik – Find Me (Guy J Dub)
10 Bluefish – One (Bluefish Pitched Back Mix)
11 Dune – Boomerang (Quivver’s Boom Q Dub)
12 Roland Klinkenberg feat. DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait (Gabriel Ananda Remix)
13 Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson – Leftorium (Petar Dundov Remix)
14 Silver City – Shiver (Ewan Pearson Bari Girl Remix)
15 Situation 2wo – Way2tite (Redanka’s Reversion)
16 Greens Keepers feat. Colette – Keep It Down (Radio Slave Dub)
17 Gus Gus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
18 Carlo Dall’Anese & Gui Boratto – Beautiful Song
19 Bushwacka! – Healer (House Mix)
20 Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle

CD3 THE FUTURE

01 Denney feat. Kayleigh Stephenson – Another Day
02 Habischman – Hoodoo
03 Just Her – Follow You Down
04 Dale Middleton – Disappearing Act
05 Arturo Hevia – Raices
06 FOTN – Celeste
07 Third Son – Europa
08 Several Definitions – Glint
09 Jaap Ligthart and Alice Rose – Lost In Love
10 Ańii – Rusty

Elad Magdasi August 2016 Chart

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  1. Verschwender – “2350” (Original Mix)
  2. Alpha Tracks – “Dark Petrol”
  3. Ignacio – “Darkness” (Music Man Records)
  4. Shinedoe – “Dillema” (100% Pure)
  5. Quazar – “The Seven Stars” (Go Bang! Records)
  6. Elad Magdasi – “Hell Strike” (Front Left Records)
  7. Abstraxion – “Resonance” (Matrixxman Remix) (Biologic Records)
  8. Percy X – “By Night” (Soma)
  9. Sinfol & Octual – “Gold Juno Sword” (Anagram)
  10. PVS – “KP2” (KEY Vinyl)

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

Lauhaus 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Amsterdam-based DJ/producer Lauhaus has been entrenched in the Dutch techno scene over a decade. Since co-founding and touring the live project Polder in 2004 with David Labeji, he’s been a mainstay on the local party scene. With releases on top-notch labels including Sushitech, Cocoon, Viva, Rejected and Circus Company to his credit, as well as co-running house label Soweso along with Kabale und Liebe since 2009, he recently joined forces with the OFF Recordings crew, often spinning back-to-back sets with label head Andre Crom.

Earlier this month OFF unveiled Lauhaus’ sublime Dyson Sphere EP featuring a remix by Detroit’s Anonym, and it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say it’s one of the summer’s best releases for those who favor dark, brooding techno. We caught up with the one-named phenom and asked him to share five tracks currently rocking his world. Continue Reading