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Timo Maas Announces New Single ‘Tantra'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by dk

Timo Maas - Tantra‘Tantra’ is the new single from German polymath, Timo Maas. Taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’, the track is the latest release during a vintage year for the acclaimed German DJ and producer.

As expected with any Rockets & Ponies release, the label has assembled a crack squad of remixers includingTom Demac (who’s about to drop a forthcoming collaboration with Will Samson on Aus), James Teej (the My Favourite Robot boss returns the favour for Timo’s reworking of ‘Liking Your Disorder’), Atelier Francesco
 (a new project and accompanying pseudonym from an already eclectic Italian producer) and Wolfgang Haffner (the ECHO music award-winning German drummer famous for his work with Nightmares On Wax and beyond).

Timo’s first new artist album for several years, Lifer, included guest spots from Mikill Pane, Placebo’s Brian Molko, U.N.K.L.E’s James Lavelle, Katie Cruel and more. The album arrived on the cusp of a summer season that saw him celebrate 10 years as a resident at DC10 in Ibiza, alongside shows at Used & Abused with Loco Dice, and the ANTS opening and closing events at Ushuaia.

Farther afield, Timo played standout parties for My Favorite Robot at Sonar (on the beach and a hotel rooftop), plus US gigs at New York’s Cielo club and at Wavefront – all in addition to his hectic globe-traversing schedule. Details on his forthcoming US and South American tour dates will be released soon.

Outside of ‘Lifer’, this year Timo produced, ‘Pop A Bubble’, his own original contribution to Cocoon’s 100th release compilation, and remixes for James Teej on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label and Johnny Mikes on Lower East Records; reworkings that added to a remix pedigree that includes Madonna, Depeche Mode, Muse, Fatboy Slim and beyond.

Timo’s remix for Hackman is due in late January 2014 on LA’s HaloCyan Records. The next remix EP from ‘Lifer’comes complete with remixes from The Martinez Brothers, Maetrik (Maceo Plex), Addison Groove, Fur Coat, Livio & Roby, and Luca Lozano, and is due in December.

Ever at ease straddling the somewhat disparate worlds of underground electronic music culture and credible muso pop, Timo and his production partner, Santos, created Rockets & Ponies for both their own productions, and outings from the likes of Maetrik, Tobi Neumann, Riva Starr, Giorgio Roma and more, and they continue to welcome new talent to the imprint. The next single is from Wolfgang Haffner, backed by remixes from Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Nightmares on Wax, Timo Maas & Acid Mondays.


Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations'(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by dk

Spektre - 'Cyclic Operations'Spektre
Cyclic Operations
(Toolroom) TOOL237/01Z
Release Date: 04/11/13

Welcomed back onto the label with their Toolroom debut album ‘Cyclic Operations’, Spektre look set to smash the Techno charts as Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox deliver one of the most anticipated artist albums of 2013.

This dynamic duo are widely considered to be one of the best new, up and coming acts of the year gaining support from some of the world’s best Techno DJs and producers including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin & Sven Vath, alongside collaborations with UMEK, Christian Cambas, Miniminds, Subfractal and remixes by artists including Uto Karem, Jon Rundell, Gorge, Nicole Moudaber, Christian Smith and Wehbba.

Returning to Toolroom after their debut Techno banger ‘Turbine’ featured on the hugely successful Rhythm Distrikt compilation, this prestigious production duo are back with a release which showcases their killer hooks and distinctive sounds alongside haunting vocals and deep, atmospheric tones. ‘Cyclic Operations’ captures the best of Spektre’s unique sound, starting off, delving into the darker side of Techno and finishing leaving the listener with those classic slick, smooth, Techno vibes.

Including 14 tracks and a full-length DJ mix, the album is cleverly divided up by a series of short musical interludes; ‘Introduction’ with its dark vocals, ‘Intersection’ with its futuristic, apocalyptic feel and ‘Intervention’ which is more uplifting and upbeat. Album highlights include ‘Let Me Tell You’ which features the strong vocals of Montserrat, ‘Sense In Madness’ with its spooky synths and powerful basslines, the mystical ‘Ghosts In The Machine’ with its futuristic sounds, the feel good summer tune ‘Opus’ and the beautiful ‘Steel City Sunrise’ which ends the album with smooth echoing vocals and a chilled melodic atmosphere.

Beautifully atmospheric, ‘Cyclic Operations’ is an album that will connect with DJ’s and producers across the dance spectrum; a glorious culmination of all things dark and wonderful. This is one Toolroom release that you cannot afford to miss! EXSPEKT THE UNEXSPEKTED…

01 – Introduction
02 – Reverion
03 – Let Me Tell You
04 – We Are One
05 – Turbine
06 – Sense in Madness
07 – Forerunner
08 – Intersection
09 – Skuz
10 – Ghosts in the Machine
11 – Parabolica
12 – Intervention
13 – Opus
14 – Steel City Sunrise

Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations’ is out on 4th November

Chris Malinchak Releases Official Video For ‘So Good To Me’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by dk

CMalinchakFirst premiered in the UK as an ‘Essential New Tune’ on Radio 1 byPete Tong‘So Good To Me’ has since been heavily supported by the likes of Diplo & Friends, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Sara Cox, Rob da Bank, Toddla T, Nick Grimshaw and more, with further support from1Xtra, Capital, Kiss and beyond.

A recent Cool Cuts No.1 and Hype Machine No 1‘So Good To Me’has well exceeded over  1 million YouTube audio views. The track has been supported by DJs including Toddla T, Duke Dumont, Dubfire, The Magician, M.A.N.D.Y, Doorly, Faithless and many more.

A remember-where-you-first-heard-it kind of record, ‘So Good To Me’ is set to be the soundtrack for summer 2013. Signed to Ministry of Soundfrom cult house label, French Express, the single is the work of 26 year old New York-based deep house DJ/producer, Chris Malinchak.

‘So Good To Me’ follows Malinchak’s previous tracks such as ‘If U Got It’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Deal ‘Em’ and ‘No Secrets’, releases which have helped him become one of the most tipped producers on the planet and a leading figure in America’s burgeoning deep house scene.

Remixes come from MK, Zinc and S.P.Y.

Movement Torino Music Festival 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by dk

In Torino from October 27th to 3rd November 2012 Movement Torino; Italy’s favourite music festival.

Celebrating its 7th edition, Movement Music Festival, the Italian cousin of the world renowned Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) is back in force for 2012. Continuing on its path of exponential growth, this year an extra date in Rome is added on 31st October, ahead of round-the-clock activities for eight days in Turin. Movement once again brings original performances from the pinnacle of electronic talent and explores the depths and boundaries of the contemporary electronic music culture with the likes of Detroit exports Derrick May, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Seth Troxler and 2 Many DJs.

From October 27th Movement Festival will once again take control of Torino’s nightlife, leaving a lasting effect on everyone lucky enough to witness it’s whirlwind of excitement before the grand finale on November 3rd. The week long cultural festival returns with some inspirational venues, taking in a selection of institutional and academic buildings whilst exploring the full realms of the electronic sonic realm.  To further bind the musical education daytime lectures, workshops, forums and business networking platforms, take place at various venues around the Italian city.

In addition to the main Torino event, Movement are also hosting a one-night only affair in Rome on October 31st where guests of honour will beDerrick May Kevin  Saunderson will be staging HiTeckSoul, an Italy exclusive, alongside The Martinez Brothers. The event will be hosted in the Salone Delle Fontane, the capital’s 1930’s congress district and will be transformed into a magical music arena hosting some of the world’s finest DJ’s. 


31st October: Main Event
with: Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Martinez Brothers, Tanzmann
Location: Salone delle Fontane

27th October Opening Circo Loco Party with: Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Sossa, Réne
at Lumiq (extraordinary venue: 1st Movie Studios of Italy

28th October Superga 101 Bday Party
with: San Propper live (NL), Andrés (Detroit, USA), RedRob, Tsusa
Location: The National Automobile Museum

30th October Cultural Event
with: Brandt Brauer Frick In Concert
Location: Conservatorio “G.Verdi”
“presented by Red Bull Music Academy” 

31st October: Main Event
with: Chris Liebing, 2manyDJs, Dubfire, Davide Squillace, Tale of Us, Shaun Reeves, Cobblestone Jazz live
Location: Torino Expo pavillon 5 (2 stages)

1st November:
Trax Morning Party: warm up by Misty Rabbit (Trax magazine)
with: Dixon & friends
Location: Jam ClubMurazzi, Torino

2nd November: Detroit Party
with: Marcellus Pittman, John Heckle live
Location: t.b.c.

3rd November Closing Party
with: Apollonia, Derrick May, resident DJs
Location: Jam Club, Murazzi, Torino


DJ W!LD – We Almost Lost Detroit (The W Label, W09) (Preview Clips)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by dk

Artist: DJ W!LD
Title: We Almost Lost Detroit EP
Label: The W Label

The story of ‘We Almost Lost Detroit EP’ is quite simple: created by DJ W!LD to smash the dance floor at his residency at Circo Loco, DC-10 over the summer.  The EP is the 9th release on W!LD’s own The W Label and another perfect example of hisunrelenting, groovy, techy and speaker-busting take on house music.  It comes in the wake of recent album ‘D!RTY’ on Cabin Fever/Rekids. Already the four tracks on ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’ have picked up support from key players such as Josh Wink, Dubfire, Matthias Tanzmann andLuna City Express.

Marko Nastic Belgrade Connection EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by dk

The Release
Brazilian label Clash Music’s fifth release couples Marko Nastić with an impressive line up of Brazil’s finest on the ‘Belgrade Connection EP’. The label is the platform for the same-name club night – famous for welcoming DJs such as Vitalic, Dave Clarke, Laurent Garnier and Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk) – to make its very own musical footprint.  The EP serves up three original tracks of deep, driving, tech house grooves: ‘Onesided’, ‘Bside’ and ‘Bugged’. Remixes from Mau Mau, Re Dupre and Elemental X offer listeners a real insight into the thriving Brazilian club scene. Dense groovy tech house from Re Dupre and Elemental X and deep house with an introspective atmosphere from Mau Mau.

Artist: Marko Nastic
Title: Belgrade Connection EP
Label: Clash Music
Release date: 14-12-11

1: Onesided (Original Mix)
2: Bside (Original Mix)
3: Bugged (Original Mix)
4: Bugged (Dub Version)
5: Bside (Mau Mau Deep Remix)
6: Bside (Mau Mau Groove Remix)
7: Bside (Re Dupre Remix)
8: Onesided (Re Dupre Remix)
9: Onesided (Elemental X)  Marko Nastic – Belgrade Connection EP (Clash Music, CM005) (Preview Clips) by Kahua Music 

The Artists
Marko Nastić was at the forefront of the Serbian club scene during the countries most troubled times, gaining accolades from Mixmag, The Face, DJ and NME. He was behind techno label Recon Warriors and later Recon Light as well as being a member of DJ crew ‘Teenage Techno Punks’. Following the war Marko’s distinctive three-deck style allowed him to DJ across Europe and around the world. Since 2006 he has presented ‘Music For Body And Soul’ on the countries leading radio station, B92. His previous releases have graced labels such as Recycled Loops, Earresistible Musick, Night Light Records, Tronic, Sleep Is Commercial and many more.

Mau Mau began his DJ career at the legendary Madame Sata Club, São Paulo and is classed as one of the pioneers of the electronic music in Brazil. His individual style and skills fuse a mix of house and techno with Brazilian beats and swing seeing him feature on Mo Music, Trama, Tropic Records and more.

Re Dupre continues the São Paulo connection, with the owner of the Miami Underground Records and Miami Sessions Records having remixed the likes of Dirty Vegas, Paolo Mojo and many more. He had previously featured on the Noir Music, Klimaks, Aenaria Music and Adapt Recordings.

Elemental X completes the Brazilian line up, returning to Clash Music after his ‘Follow The High Heels EP’ release. Andre’s also had releases on Lo Kik Records, TMM Records, Different Is Different and more since he started producing back in 2007.  He has grabbed the attention of big name DJs such as Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Mauro Picotto, Eric Entrena and Anthony Pappa.

Nigel Hayes – Tales From The Shed Part 3 (Preview Clips)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by dk

What’s it all about?
Just over one year since Nigel Hayes penned the first two volumes of ‘Tales From The Shed’, he now releases parts 3 and 4 on London’s Intelligent Audio.  Nigel Hayes original material is extremely rare these days – aside from Intelligent Audio his last dance record came out in 2004, yet he remains one of the most respected players in house and techno. In IA he has found the perfect partner label to reflect his ethos.

What does it sound like?
In customary IA fashion the release is split into two releases, one focused on House/Techno and the other allowing the artist to explore their full creativity with a more eclectic selection.  IA1.6 sees Nigel providing 4 tracks in the Deep/Tech House and Techno genres while IA2.6 is a blend of Afro-Beat, Funk and Broken Beat, with all tracks underpinned by live instrumentation.

Who’s involved?
After taking some time out following his albums ‘….but is it art?’ and ‘it’s your move’ on Sunshine Recordings, Nigel Hayes returned to production in 2009 including going head to head with Tom Middleton on two monster remixes of Francois DuBois’ ‘Blood’ for Urban Torque – a release which became one of the biggest dancefloor rockers of 2006.  He has also remixed Motivators, Funkanala and Jobu for the much respected Here and Now Recordings as well as Ibile & Ade Sose for Bitches Brew, taking Afro-Beat in a new direction.

Since the early projects as Chaser (his partnership with Lars Sandberg aka Funk D’Void/Francois DuBois) for Soma Recordings, Nigel has always tried to blend live instrumentation with electronica and with this release he indulges his passion for both.  In 2010 Nigel and Lars Sandberg (aka Funk D’Void/Francois DuBois) started studio production work together again as Chaser (they were previously signed to Soma from 1995-2005), and released the massive ‘Bite the Bullet / Odysseys Return’ EP on Urban Torque, which received a fantastic response across the board from DJs such as Darren Emerson, Dubfire and Ian Pooley.

Artist: Nigel Hayes
Title: Takes From The Shed Part 3 & 4
Label: Intelligent Audio (UK)
Cat No: IA1.6 / IA2.6
Style: Tech House / Techno / Funk / Broken Beat
Release Date: 11th October 2011

IA1.6 – Tales From The Shed Part 3
1. Solar Flare
2. Catch The Train
3. Something For The Weekend
4. Deep Cover


Intelligent Audio website