2019 Rewind: Red Nailmaker

Red Nailmaker

How was 2019 for you?
Red Nailmaker: It was the year the Red Nailmaker project started. I’m happy to see how warm these noises were met by the industrial-techno scene.

Highlights?
The first vinyl single by Red Nailmaker was released in April on Folgsamkeitfaktor, a new industrial sub-label by Wunderblock Records. Also, Red Nailmaker was featured on the WR label showcases in Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Lowlights?
Sad to see a further commercialization of the techno scene.

Song of the year?
Not just a track, but a whole new album, Ostalgia, by the one of the godfathers of EBM and industrial, Rhys Fulber, on Sonic Groove. It’s totally over everything else that was released last year. Fresh sounding and epic work.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
A lot of work on new music, new single on Folgsamkeitfaktor and then an album are in near plans.

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Piem 5 Tracks of the Moment

Piem

Damian Lazurus‘ Crosstown Rebels welcomes in the new decade with the third installment of the label’s much-loved Spirits compilation.

Set for worldwide release on January 24, Spirits III is an all-star 12-track compendium of exclusives forged by dance floor titans such as Martin Buttrich, Denney & James Dexter, Harry Romero and Eli & Fur. Their offerings have been in heavy rotation in Mr. Lazurus’ sets for the better part of the past year.

Prolific Barcelona-based DJ/producer Piem appears prominently, contributing the fiery “Freak Out” – a kinetic, tribal-infused tech-house soaker – to the Spirits III collection.

Ahead of the comp’s release, we connected with the Spanish sensation, who has released on labels such as Relief, Mother Recordings and Superfett, and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading

2019 Rewind: Roi

Roi Fanzine

How was 2019 for you?
Roi: Without any doubt, 2019 was the most intensive year of my life in many aspects. After almost 20 years, this year I tried to reach another level and finally I did it. No way to come back.

Highlights?
Releasing the Diego EP. The tour through Argentina & Chile and my gig at Fanzine Festival.

Song of the year?
Cocktail Party Effect – “I Feel Sick”

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To keep enjoying my passion: the music. In 2020, I want to concentrate even more on production. I still have a lot to learn and improve. Keep working hard in Fanzine alongside with my soul brother Pablo and the rest of the family. I’m sure this will be a great year!

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2019 Rewind: FLmm & Time Traveler

FLMM_&_Time_Traveler

How was 2019?
FLMM & Time Traveler: 2019 was a year full of changes. We met new people and started a lot of new collaborations. We can definitely say it has been a really interesting year which gave us the power and right mindset to achieve our goals. So yeah, stay with us and you will see so many things happening in the next year.

Highlights?
The amount of releases that we’ve been able to plan with so many great artists that we never imagined would be involved in the label. The biggest satisfaction will be the first V/A that we have planned for March/April 2020 that involves 18 artists and it will be printed on three vinyls. Of course I have to mention our first collab as FL/TT on our label, “Power Levelling Sequence,” with another one in the works for the new year.

Lowlights?
We didn’t really feel connected to the scene. As you know, there have been so many changes and it was hard to keep up, we even considered stopping everything. We were too focused on what people around us were thinking rather than sticking to our passion and minding our own business as we always did in the past. Surely this job is really tricky and affects you mentally, even with everything that’s going on with social. We started to see that we’re not the only artists facing this conflict, so yeah it was a bit discouraging but it’s important to remember where you come from and let those thoughts prevail instead. Now we’re finally back in the business and our music will be louder than ever.

Song of the year?
One of the tracks you won’t ever miss in our sets is definitely Mätäsism’s “MF” on Emerald Records.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To be even more focused in our projects, and definitely put more quality music out.

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