Lukas Lyrestam March 2018 Chart

Lukas Lyrestam

  1. Digital Illusion – Pascal Viscardi
  2. UH UH OH – Will DiMaggio
  3. Love The Way – Quavius
  4. Sandman – Sleep D
  5. Minor Forms – Francis Harris
  6. Camille From OHM Makes Me Feel Loved – Machine Woman
  7. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) – Peggy Gou
  8. Vibrations – potH0les
  9. Orchid – Voyeur
  10. Joy-Ride – Lukas Lyrestam

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Christian Smith Talks Ultra Music Fest & Movement, New Music & Why He’s Having a Blast Touring & Playing Techno in America

christian smith tronic

Christian Smith is an artist who’s always on the go. The mastermind behind Tronic Records and its Tronic Nights party, he’s been especially ever since he released his Synergy album in the fall, a collaborative album he produced on the road in studios in New York, Brazil, Tokyo, Germany, and Barcelona.

Fresh from issuing the Count Zero EP (Part 1) with NYC technocrat and frequent production partner John Selway, Smith is headed to America to play a whirlwind set of DJ gigs — four in three days, to be exact. We caught up with Smith to get the lowdown on his upcoming sets, forthcoming new music on Tronic (which includes a Synergy remix album), as well as which US-based artists and labels he has his eye on.

Christian Smith plays Flash in Washington, DC on March 22, Uline Warehouse in Milwaukee on March 23; Ultra Music Festival and Heart Nightclub in Miami on March 24. Continue Reading

Mother Nature is the Star of the Music Video for Noah Pred’s Electro Gem “Mantissa” Shot on an iPhone

NOAH PRED by Giovanni Dominice

Noah Pred’s body of work as an electronic music artist spans techno, house, dub, acid and beyond. After recently releasing a selection of solo EPs for Traumraum, Compute, and Biotop, the founder of the revered Thoughtless imprint investigates many of those styles on his captivating new album, Concrescence (Biotop), which is the two-time Juno Award nominee’s first full-length since 2013’s Third Culture.

We’re pleased to world premiere the music video for “Mantissa,” a breakbeat-laden, electro-charged track from Pred’s latest long-player. The Berliner directed and edited the gorgeous clip, using iPhone video of nature shot during recent travels.

“The combination somehow matches the contrasts of ‘Mantissa,'” says Pred, who stitched the video together with generative visuals sourced from the original track. “Liquid, bubbling synth lines wind their way through rugged electro breaks; wisps of distant pads drift lazily like sand; acid chirps plaintive as the distant cries of birds against the wind — pristine settings colorized in memory, captured with the digital interference of a modern-day mind.”

Image by Giovanni Dominice

DJ Cream March 2018 Chart

DJ Cream

  1. Dana Ruh – Round 2 Reel 1 (Autoreply)
  2. Black House Native – Shake the Rattle (320kb Music)
  3. DJ Cream – Deep Sight (Robsoul)
  4. RKJL Project – Watts (TR Records)
  5. Seafoam – Chatter (Dreamers)
  6. DJ Cream – Dig IT (Bolo Represent)
  7. Nudge – The Soul Attic (Gua Limited)
  8. SKR – Detroit Ensamble (FuFu Records)
  9. Dumbo Beat – What U do to me (Purism)
  10. DJ Cream – Just Not Ending feat. Alo (Smile&StayHigh)

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Listen: Nuta Cookier Big Shot Guest DJ Mix is the Best House and Techno Session You’ll Hear This Spring

Nuta Cookier

Prolific São Paulo-based DJ/producer/Fullmix TV host Nuta Cookier has evolved his sound over the course of 150+ releases. During this time he’s navigated his way through a sea of musical styles — house, techno, breaks and beyond — working with fellow dance floor influencers including Axel Karakasis, Oliver Lieb, M.I.K.E Push, and Talla 2XLC.

After releasing the Crystal Empire EP in January and Medusa EP in March, the Future Scope Recordings boss is ready to unveil the Blazing EP on March 23.

Ahead of the four-tracker’s release, the Brazilian mixmaster takes control of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix. He presents a sprawling 11-track journey, featuring three of his own productions and cuts by Amelie Lens, Danny Tenaglia & Layton Giordani and Axel Karakasis.

Says Nuta Cookier of his mix: “When I play a mix or a live performance, what always inspires me is the idea of creating something that makes people happy and sends them to another reality, to a place where all is good and peaceful.”

Big Shot Guest Mix 342: Nuta Cookier

  1. Nuta Cookier – Nashira Star
  2. Arcturus – Acid Tasty
  3. Haze – A Chalice Of Secrets
  4. Amelie Lens – Follow
  5. Human Robot – Evolution
  6. Aitor Ronda – Tweezer
  7. Danny Tenaglia & Layton Giordani – Live Again
  8. Nuta Cookier – Age Of Space
  9. Sepha (AR) – Motion
  10. Axel Karakasis – Desire
  11. Nuta Cookier – Via Lactia

DJ/Producer of the Moment Maceo Plex Puts Music He Loves into Modest 80-Minute Fabric Mix

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Eric Estornel is on top of his game. Whether he’s DJing, producing under his Maceo Plex moniker (he also works under the guise of other aliases including Maetrik and Mariel Ito) or running his respected Ellum Audio, he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of house, techno and electro.

So it makes perfect sense that London nightclub/label fabric have tapped the red-hot Miami-based mixer to helm Fabric 98, which will be released on April 20.

The expansive 22-track session traverses a series of musical genres, from new wave to techno, and is brimming with upfront tracks by Pinch, Sebastopol, Joel Mull and Hiver.

Obligatory press release gush from Estornel: “Fabric is easily one of my favorite clubs in the world and favorite CD series. I wanted to be my organic self and fit as much of the music I love into a modest 80 minutes. That required a bit of digging and mashing up of sounds, but I knew it would be doing the series a great disservice to take the task lightly. 12 years ago I went to Fabric in the wee morning hours after playing a small gig as Mariel Ito and saw Ricardo Villalobos surrounded by a sea of bobbing heads in the darkness and a blaringly intense sound system. I knew that morning I needed to work harder and somehow get to play that room someday. Adding my name to this list of respected artists and the rich history of the iconic series is special to me and I am glad to be part of it.”

fabric 98 mixed by Maceo Plex Track List

  1. Perestroika – Goth Skate [Unreleased]
  2. Peter Benisch – Sabine’s Song [Eevo Lute]
  3. Pinch – Walking With Shadows [81]
  4. Sebastopol – Manethon [Correspondant]
    Jensen Interceptor – Haze feat. Skee Mask [Lone Romantic]
  5. Carl Finlow – Veiled [Lone Romantic]
  6. Mariel Ito – Xten [Lone Romantic]
  7. Fiberroot – Trindello [Unreleased]
    Northlake – Ditch Drive [Lake Effekt Sound]
  8. Iron Curtain – Condos (Maceo Plex Remix) [Pylon Records]
  9. Paradigm Shift – Requisition [NSoul Records]
  10. Maceo Plex – Mutant Magic (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
  11. Versalife – Portamento Quints [Transcendent]
  12. Maceo Plex – Mutant Quazars (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
  13. Brame & Hamo – Space Dub [Brame & Hamo]
  14. Architectural – Inedit 1 [Ellum Audio]
  15. Maceo Plex – Mutant Radio [Ellum Audio]
  16. Jon Hester – Corridors [Unreleased]
  17. Joel Mull – Backoldman [Plumphouse Records]
  18. D-Vince – Resource 1 [Old And Young Records]
  19. Vinyl Countdown – Ride [Kreisel]
  20. Dold – Revolution [Float Records] Orbe – Focus [Lone Romantic]
  21. Voiski – Megatrance 2 [Super 95] Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]
  22. Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]