Moisés Ramírez co-helms Duro Records along with parter Mateo González. Duro (which means hard in English) was founded in 2015 in Mexico City and aims to release quality dance music.
In addition to running Never Stop Music and producing music under his Silver Light moniker, Moisés is a resident DJ at Club Social Rhodesia and MONO, two of the top clubs in Mexico City.
Moisés brings his wealth of dance floor expertise to the Train Station Philosophy EP, which is set for release on July 28 via Duro. His EP is right on time, offering three cuts bathed in acidic goodness and deep-house vibes galore.
Ahead of the EP’s release with spoke with the man himself and asked him to share five cuts currently dominating his DJ sets. Continue Reading
Back in May we premiered “I Saw It” from São Paulo minimal techno master Pedro Turra’s Slow Dancer EP. It’s a four-track affair full of spellbinding synths, funky basslines and trippy grooves issued under his Click Box alias on Silencio Music.
Having released music on lauded imprints including Richie Hawtin’s M_nus and Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce’s Items & Things, Turra’s latest sonic excursion shows his limitless musical chops and paints a sonic portrait of a producer who is clearly not interested in repeating himself.
We checked in with Turra and asked him to share five cuts that are currently decimation his dance floors. Spoiler alert: one of the cuts is from his latest EP! Continue Reading
We’re massive fans of Balance’s compilation series. Over the years they’ve issued amazing mix compilations helmed by Stacy Pullen, Alex Niggemann, Patrice Bäumel and Hernan Cattaneo.
Henry Saiz’s Balance 019, which was released in 2011, is one of our favorites. It’s a notable release because it’s comprised of tracks played on vinyl, cassette and reel-to-reel tapes as well as over 100 field recordings.
So you can imagine our delight when we learned that the Spanish maestro is returning to the series with Balance presents Natura Sonoris mixed by Henry Saiz (get a sneak peak here). The second excursion for Balance features exclusive tracks from Saiz’s Natura Sonoris label, which is celebrating 10 years of releasing great music.
Ahead of the release on July 14, we talked to Saiz about five fresh tracks currently dominating his sets. Continue Reading
Bosnian technocrat Mladen Tomic came to our attention earlier this year via his raucous track “Riffs,” which appeared on Cookies Vol. 4 issued on Monika Kruse’s Terminal M.
Tomic has actually been in the mix for quite some time, co-founding Night Light Records and releasing wonderful techno tracks on Sci + Tec, Suara, Definitive Recordings, 1605, Octopus, 100% Pure, Deeperfect, and Stereo Productions. He’s also remixed for the likes of Mauro Picotto, Sébastian Léger, Cristian Varela, Stefano Noferini, Chus & Ceballos, and ANNA.
He recently brought his deft production skills to M.in’s My Favourite Freaks imprint by way of his Hot Moog EP, a a trio of hard-hitting tracks that display three many sides of his musical personality.
Related: M.in of My Favourite Freaks shares his musical influences
As he embarks on a busy summer filled with DJ gigs, a release on The Plot Music, and an appearance on the Happy Techno Sonar sampler, Tomic shares five tracks that are current staples of his DJ sets. Continue Reading
Manchester-based house duo OC & Verde — Ben O’Connor and Jon Verde — burst upon the global dance-music scene in 2016 with their sublime debut stormer “Symphony” issued on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound. The monstrous tech-house masterpiece laid the groundwork for subsequent releases on Suara and Glasgow Underground as well as remixes for Selador Records and Yoshitoshi.
Following the release of their Solstice/Horizon EP on Steve Lawler’s ViVA Limited in March, the duo just dropped a pair of hot bangers, “Navajo”/”Mañana,” on iVAV Recordings (ViVA MUSiC’s techno sub label) that reflect their musical maturation.
As for their upcoming schedule, it’s packed! In the next few months OC & Verde are booked to play clubs and festivals all over the world, and they are expected to unveil collaborations with Eli & Fur and Veerus.
During a few rare moments of downtime the boys told us about fresh tracks they’re rocking in the clubs.
OC & Verde play Off & On in Beirut on July 7, Gorilla in Manchester on July 14, and Beatherder Festival in the UK on July 15. Continue Reading
London-based DJ/producer and Cocoon regular Tim Green, whose discography includes serving up tracks on labels like Four:Twenty, Get Physical and Dirtybird as well as forging a memorable remix of Paul McCartney and Wings vs Timo Maas and James Teej’s “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,” is traveling across the pond a lot more these days to the delight of his fans. Last weekend he played Pink Mammoth in San Francisco and the Ebb & Flow boat party in New York City. On June 30 he’ll bring his quixotic brand of tech-house to Do Not Sit On The Furniture in Miami.
Green’s mini Stateside excursion is taking place ahead of the release of Tim Green & The Slow Revolt’s “Still Not Born,” a transformative collaboration with fellow Londoner Joe Mirza. It’s out July 14 on Cityfox, the New York/Zurich event and label which is throwing a series of summertime parties at The Brooklyn Mirage, dubbed The Cityfox Experience, after months of legal drama with city government.
As Greene finishes his stateside sprint, and preps a new live show this summer, he took time out to tell us about five tracks that are currently rocking his dance floor. Continue Reading