Premiere: WotD feat. PWEI – We’re Taking Control (Justin Robertson Remix)

WARRIORS OF THE DYSTOTHEQUE

Multimember collective Warriors of the Dystotheque was initially envisioned by Irish DJ Jonny McAllister. The project came together when Jonny met the future members on Facebook back in 2014. Their breadth of experience runs the gamut, from producing trailers for big-name movies and working on sound design for New Order to writing songs for icons such as Alison Moyet.

United by a love of lo-fi, downtempo, big beat and good ol’ fashioned electronic, WotD, who are signed to London-based label Tigre Fair Records who released their The Future Is Ours EP last year, take their career to the next level with “We’re Taking Control” featuring Graham Cobb of ’90s alt-rocker deities Pop Will Eat Itself.

If the collaboration with PWEI wasn’t enough wasn’t enough, they’ve tapped Justin Robertson of Lionrock fame to lend his acidic mixing touch to an absolutely stellar remix.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Mr. Robertson’s squelchy re-rub. So go on and do yourself a favor and hit the play button below and pick up the full release on June 2.

Premiere: Koiya – Tripped

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New band alert! London-based electronic trio Koiya — brothers Dru (keyboards, guitar) and Kumar Grant (electronics, percussion), and Emma Wilson (vocals) — are rising from the underground and turning heads.

Brandishing a sound encompassing elements of downtempo, soul and digifunk, the threesome, who formed in 2016, will present their self-titled debut EP via Crunch Recordings on May 5.

Fresh from releasing “Brood,” we’re pleased to world premiere the absolutely mesmerizing synth-driven cut “Tripped” off their upcoming release.

“‘Tripped’ was one of the first tracks we wrote together as a group,” says vocalist Emma Wilson. “It’s a track that went through various shapes and forms before settling into the moody beast it is today. We often find that creatively we are drawn to beauty, sometimes shrouded in darkness and ‘Tripped’ depicts this wholeheartedly. Lyrically touching on the concept of life cycles and the beauty within death, which is so often the start of something new. We hope you like. Enjoy.”

Alexis Tyrel 5 Tracks of the Moment

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In March we premiered “Plant Deltagema Process” off Dutch DJ/producer/Lessismore boss Gideon Hommes‘ (a.k.a Alexis Tyrel) second full-length, Return To Planet Alpha, an album that was five years in the making.

He told us, “Return To Planet Alpha is sort of a time travel to me; it is about going back to the roots of the Lessismore label and maybe more. Unlike other albums I did on Kanzleramt, Sino (never released, for unknown reasons), Lessismore, Anticlub, and Minimalplus. This album is a more classical ‘techno’ album, which was created more than 10 years ago around the period of doing a Lessismore label Night at Ostgut Berghain. An interview with Ben Klock triggered me to record it at the end of last year.”

This week presents his In For A Penny In For A Pound EP featuring a collaboration with MBC called “Cocaïne By The Pound” and remix by German Duo Smash TV. A music lover with boundless passion for good tunes, Hommes shares five tracks he’s loving at the moment. Continue Reading

Gel Abril Introduces Closed Circuits [Video]

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Tel Aviv DJ/producer Gel Abril has built a global reputation by crafting flawless tech-house tracks for top-notch labels including Mobilee, Defected, Bedrock, Be As One, Moon Harbour and Ovum. He’s now taken his unbridled passion for music to the next level by launching Closed Circuits, a label dedicated to quality techno and house.

Related: Anja Schneider x Gel Abril: The Big Shot Interview

In this exclusive video interview shot by the man himself, Abril talks about his inspiration to launch the imprint and what we can expect in terms of upcoming releases.

“The idea was on my mind for a long time,” he says. “I’m really happy I managed to do it finally. It took me a while, but now I’m here. I really wanted to have a home for my music but other artists I really love and have respected over the years.”

Watch the full interview below and check out Closed Circuits’ debut release with Abril at the helm out now.

Premiere: Monomood – Dronje

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Born and raised in Dresden, Germany, Jens Tozzberg (a.k.a. Monomood) has been exploring music since he moved to Berlin a decade ago. After a stint forging tracks in the realm of drum n’ bass, he moved on to seeing what techno, house, dub, ambient and a host of other styles have to offer.

Now a devoté of dubby techno, Tozzberg will release Unexpected Perceptions, his three-track vinyl debut on the Dresden-based Etui Records, later this month. In addition to boasting three monumental cuts, the Unexpected Perceptions EP features artwork by Daniel Madlung that’s based on a photo of a rock formation at Sydney’s Bondi Beach by Oliver Hartmann.

Ahead of the EP’s release on April 28 we’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Dronje,” a spacious dub-ambient cut. It’s laden with razor-sharp strings and haunting melodies bathed with delay that invoke elements of all of the genres Tozzberg has investigated. Listen below and enjoy.

Hanne Adam 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Hanne Adam is a Berlin-based multidiscipline creative who specializes in music production as well as photography, film, graphic and sound design. Under the umbrella of her Adamned.Age alias she has forged a forward-thinking musical signature encompassing electronica, dub, downtempo and experimental.

So far 2017 has been a pretty monumental year for Adam. She self-released her debut EP, Living in a Damn Age, a bold sonic document of her evolving style. It set the stage for her brand new Trust Love EP on Amselcom, featuring beautiful, evocative washes of synth-driven melodies juxtaposed with gentle beats. The EP is rounded out nicely with choice remixes from Italian duo 2040, Rome-based Dragos Sulgheru and Dutch producer Trippin Jaguar.

As Adam plots her next release, we checked in and asked her about five tracks that are currently providing her with musical joy and inspiration. Continue Reading