Martin Buttrich’s ’20 Years’ Tour Continues with North American Dates

martin buttrich

DJ/producer Martin Buttrich has been celebrating two decades of music with his #9414 20 Years of Martin Buttrich tour. The tour isn’t just a mere victory lap for the seminal producer though — it also marks the launch of his new label plus the spearheading of a collaborative new album set for release in 2015.

Known for his stellar work behind the boards, this tour marks his long-awaited step into the spotlight, having spent years producing much-loved tracks for fellow producers like Timo Maas and Loco Dice and making killer remixes, like his Grammy-award remix of Tori Amos’ “Don’t Make Me Come to Vegas.”

Buttirch’s upcoming tour will feature opening slots with Loco Dice, Pete Tong, Carl Craig, Guti, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, some of which will be making appearances on his upcoming album.

Check out the North American tour dates and Buttrich’s tour video below.

November
26th – Detroit, TV Bar
27th – Chicago, Spy Bar
28th – Los Angeles, Sound
29th – San Francisco, Public Works

December
3rd – Miami, Trade
5th – NYC, Output
6th – Montreal, Stereo

Compilation Review: ‘Cocoon 100’ (Cocoon)

Cocoon 100

★★★☆☆

A generally thoughtful 17-track collection, aiming to unlock minds by extolling the virtues of dance floor dehydration inside the Cocoon bubble, is the outline for what are slightly low key celebrations. Far from being an oversized retrospective — okay, some merchandise bonuses are added for the occasion, and Cocoon fans are never far from a new release anyway — it’s an onward and upward declaration from Sven Väth, planning the label’s next hundred-strong discography upon the techno institution receiving its ton-up telegram.

As to whether it should have gone all out on the catalogue classics blueprint, or at least included a mixed format, at the very least there are big names to mark a big deal. But reading beyond the headliners is where the compilation makes more of the anniversary. Out of the concentration searching for both oxygen and daylight, where veins bulge at the temple but composure never deserts, Sante & Frank Lorber methodically get window panes quivering. Timo Maas is in grouchy, bass is my master mood, Pig & Dan operate between both of these giving the neighbours what for, and Minilogue turn a foam party into a smothering, stifling swamp of techno worry as physical pressure is added to your cranium. Dominik Eulberg and Secret Cinema hold instructions to the lighting of a blue touch paper for the birthday cake candles.

File under: Extrawelt, Gregor Tresher, Loco Dice

Contest Alert! Win Tickets to Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival 2012, taking place March 23-26, at Bayfront Amphitheater in Downtown Miami, sold-out almost instantly thanks to its stellar lineup of talent including: Tiësto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order, Groove Armada (DJ set), Dirty South, Loco Dice, A-Trak, Dada Life, Avicii, Justice, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs, Metronomy, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar, Chase and Status, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), Fedde Le Grand, Knife Party, Magnetic Man, John Digweed, Steve Aoki, Ferry Corsten, and many more.

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