Danny Kotz has been refining his deep techno signature since moving from Jerusalem to Berlin a decade ago. Known for his impactful analog-digital live sets, his sprawling sound is essential fodder for late-night listening.
Kotz has curated the fourth edition of Batch Plant for made of Concrete. The release features five bespoke tracks, including one remixed by Kotz himself.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Selective,” a glistening, atmospheric track crafted by the wildly talented Spanish producer Yoikol.
The track is the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication, melancholy and euphoria.
Get a first listen below and check the full release when it’s released on January 12.
Techno imprint Complexed Records kicks off 2018 in grand fashion by aligning once again with up-and-coming Berlin-based artist Chris von B.
Last year Drumcomplex’s label released Mr. B’s hard-hitting three-track debut, and his upcoming Welcome Back To Life EP packs the same sort of one-two punch.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Without Anybodys Love” from CvB’s upcoming EP. Opening with a hard-driving kick drum, the cut builds into a dark, driving chugging cut. It’s fueled by industrial-strength beats and a relentless groove.
Get a first listen below to “Without Anybodys Love” and pick up Welcome Back To Life EP via Beatport on January 12. It’ll be available everywhere else on January 26.
Serge Devant is among a coterie of DJs who will usher in 2018 at Cityfox’s 26.2-hour marathon New Year’s eve bash in Brooklyn, NY.
The venerable Russian-born NYC-based DJ/producer will be joined by dance-music visionaries — Dixon, Lee Burridge, The Martinez Brothers, Recondite (live), Thugfucker, M.A.N.D.Y. (Philipp & Patrick), Job Jobse, Steve Bug, Behrouz, Eagles & Butterflies, Dance Spirit (live), Return + Patrischa, and Dory Mayssam — performing on two stages.
“I’m definitely excited to be part of this event — lots of friends are flying in for it,” Devant tells us. “My music is always fun and brings good party vibes so expect nothing less.”
Devant, who is known for his deep, enchanting sound, put together a special DJ mix for the event’s ongoing Foxcast series, which we’re extremely pleased to world premiere. “I made it on the plane from Miami to Ecuador,” he says. “I was just listening through some new stuff and was putting it together as I came across it.”
Was 2017 a good year, great year or the greatest year ever for him? “It was the best year yet for me! I reached a few exciting goals. I finally played Circoloco at DC10 this summer and got an Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1. There have been many amazing parties and travel experiences this year. I’m very grateful for it and looking forward to continuing the momentum in 2018.”
Hit the play button below and soak up Devant’s pre-party vibes. Go here for more information about Cityfox Experience 2018.
Dutch master Orlando Voorn has been deep in the mix for three decades, crafting bespoke underground tracks for the dance floor that resonate with techno, house and Detroit electro vibes.
2017 was a banner year in terms of his creative output. In addition to releasing a slew of singles and remixes, he presented Mind Merge, a collaborative album under his Frequency alias with Detroit techno luminary Juan Atkins.
Voorn closes out the year in fine form with “Fix is Back” for Rennie Foster’s RF label.
French DJ/producer Mathieu Carsique (a.k.a Cool Tiger) hit the ground running a year ago when he launched Junction Records, a label dedicated to releasing driving underground techno.
After a issuing a handful of releases, the label is primed to enter 2018 in a big way with Carsique’s vinyl-only JCW001 EP.
Ahead of its release on January 15, 2018, we’re thrilled to world premiere “Ocre Vision” from the four-tracker.
Clocking in at an unhurried 8:55, the track opens with a pulsating groove that unfurls into the controlled chaos of clanging beats, a driving groove and a bass thud that’ll loosen the paint most any club’s ceiling.
Chicago house music luminary Tevo Howard is responsible for crafting his fair share of brilliant music for the dance floor. Well-regarded among true house heads for his deep grooves and melodies, Howard also has a passion for film. During his many travels between Chicago and Berlin, he’s had his camera at his side and has documented his many adventures.
After Big Shot world premiered his 2016 short film, the Here And Now Film Collection, Howard is back with another visual document called At All Pursuits: Film Collection, which we’re pleased to world premiere.