Salomé Le Chat 5 Tracks of the Moment

Salomé Le Chat

Parisian-born DJ/producer Salomé Le Chat has been honing her mixing skills for years. Based in NYC, her carefully programmed and diverse DJ sets encompassing house, techno and disco have allowed her to share bills with big-name artists including Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus and Black Coffee.

A quadruple threat — she’s also a singer and songwriter — in August Salomé unleashed her stunning “One + One” debut on Rebellion.

“Cruising On The Playa” (Original Mix) is a funky release founded on deep pads, crisp beats, a crafty female vocal sample and frisky synth lines. F-U-N! The release includes a remix by S.A.M, who is one-third of Mandar.

We checked in with the rising star to find out her five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading

GHEIST Recall Last Gig Before COVID-19 Lockdown

GHEIST by Birgitt Kaulfuss

Next up in our Last Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is GHEIST.

We caught up with the Berlin-based Watergate residents — who just dropped their new single “Run” via their Radau label — and spoke with them about their last gig and what they’ve been up to during lockdown. Continue Reading

Go Inside ORGATROID’s Studio Filled With Rare & Vintage Gear [Video]

ORGATROID Photo by Chela Whiteman

ORGATROID’s Jason Daniello and Jeffrey Richards give us a tour of their well-equipped studio in Asheville, North Carolina.

In this video, they share stories about the machines in their jaw-dropping gear collection, some of which were used on the recording sessions for their debut Future Youth EP for Iggor Cavalera and Laima Leyton’s Delayed Records and their remix of Mixhell and Joe Goddard’s “Strong & Wrong.”

Jason and Jeffrey also recall how they met years ago in Albuquerque, playing in rock bands and eventually gravitating toward producing electronic music. A selection of ORGATROID’s studio setup featured in this video includes:

Chroma Polaris
Mellotron Micro
Sequential Prophet 6
Elektron Analog Rytm
Elektron Digitakt
Moog Matriarch
Moog Opus 3
Moog Model D
Roland Juno 106
Moog Mother-32
Moog Subharmonicon
Winter Modular Eloquencer
Earthquaker Afterneath
Intellijel Metropolis
+ more

Filmed and edited by Paul Shaver. Image above by Chela Whiteman.

Charlie B. Wilder Breaks Down Each Cut On Captain Planet’s ‘NO VISA’

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Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Charlie B. Wilder (a.k.a. Captain Planet) has a voracious appetite for music. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him to explore a myriad of musical genres from all over the world. The global influence is at the forefront of his productions, remixes and DJ sets that fluidly celebrate hip-hop, electronic, Latin, African, dancehall and reggae.

In June, Wilder released his fifth album, NO VISA (Bastard Jazz). It’s an adventurous 13-track collection of songs whose musical vibes transcend borders. What follows is a track by track breakdown from Wilder explaining the fascinating origin of each song on the album. Continue Reading