Posts Tagged ‘Tech House’

Vital Radio 189 – Hour 1: Reznik

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

You know how every House- and Techno-DJ is raving about the passion for the music. Sounds good in the first place, but when you look closer, it mostly comes down to spinning mediocre Techhouse-standards all day every day in the living room and throwing some pills on weekends, being stuck in a weekly party-routine and gradually losing grip on style and ideas and creativity and life itself. Reznik knows about this kind, it lives next door to his place. Keeping in mind how annoying a continuous pumped up, Altbau-wall-filtered Bassdrum can be (did anybody say torture?), you can imagine how strong HIS passion for House and Techno must be.

And it’s not only strong, it’s elaborate and diverse at the same time. (Quite fittingly, writing about music and culture in general is his main occupation.) You can be sure, that he holds a Kevin Saunderson record as dear as a Bauhaus-, Human League- or John Coltrane-record. Grown up with Metal, Punk and Hardcore, he soon discovered the thrills of exploring new territories rather than embracing the familiar ones to its entirety. He began collecting Postpunk-records, got interested in Rap and R’n’B and Popmusic, found inspiration in early minimalists, in experimental music, in Drone and Noise, got into Electro and vintage Disco-Sounds and at some point realized the, in both ways, emotionally and physically moving potential of Techno- and Housemusic.

In 2009 Reznik found some like-minded comrades-in-arms with the keinemusik-clique. Until now he successfully avoided to produce anything that is genuinely his own work, but who knows how long he will live up to this refusal. Right now, his DJ-sets speak for themselves anyway. They can be deep, they can be accessible, they can be hard, but they are always classy. Maybe just trust Alec Empire in this case, who once stated: “Berlin has about a handful of DJ’s with talent and integrity. Reznik is one of them. Just forget the other douchebags and support this fella.” We agree.

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 1: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

 

Hour 1 Tracklist:

01. Lionel Richie – Hello (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
02. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
03. NKOTB – Step By Step (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
04. DJ Dan – Out of Nowhere (Original Mix)
05. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Tap That (Original Mix)
06. Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Hott 22 Main Vocal Mix)
07. The House Inspectors & Random Soul – Front to Back (Original Mix)
08. Kris Kross – Jump (Gramo Oldskul Edit)
09. Crazibiza & Kevin Prise vs. Azaelia Banks – Reach Out To The 212 (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
10. Jay Lumen vs. Missy Elliot – Gossip Folks As One feat. Ludacris (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
11. Speedboats & Big Explosions – In The Cinema (Original Mix)
12. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Dreamer (Lanfree & Marco Molina Remix)
13. My Digital Enemy – New Sensation (Original Mix)
14. Mark Knight vs. Deep Grounder – Another Day Is Alright (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
15. Everything feat. Meggy (Mark Fanciulli Remix)
16. S.K.A.M. – I Got What You Need (Shadow Child Freakmix)
17. MK, Lee Foss, Anabel Englund – Electricity feat. Anabel Englund (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 2: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

Hour 2 Tracklist:

1. Green Velvet, Pleasurekraft – Skeleton Key (Bontan Remix)
2. Tommyboy – Can You Feel It (Metodi Hristov Remix)
3. Chocolate Puma, Bingo Players – Disco Electrique (Vocal Mix)
4. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DFs Attention Vocal Mix)
5. Mark Knight – Together (Original Mix)
6. Stars on 45 – Stars on 45 (Olav Basoski Remix)
7. Carl Creme – My Lovin’ (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)
8. Seamus Haji & Cevin Fisher – I Love The Music (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
9. Hazzaro – Little Havana (Original Mix)
10. Juan Sanchez – Meanwhile (Original Mix)
11. Milk & Sugar – Hey (Nah Neh Nah) vs. Vaya Con Dios (Chris Lake & Marco Lys Remix)
12. Kaskade, Skrillex – Lick It (Alex Kenji Remix)
13. Les Bijoux, Diva & Jones – Carmona (David Jones Edit)
14. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
15. Marcus Gauntlett – Work On it (Roger Williams Remix)
16. Madonna – Into The Groove (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
17. Dr. Rubberfunk – Trouble Woman feat. Roachford (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)

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Vital Radio 185 – Hour 1: Adam Port

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Techno’s biggest flaw is its self-referencial tendency. You know the deal, the common contemporary DJ/Producer steals an Underground Resistance-Record from his older brother at the age of 16 (biographical details may vary, not to impair the facts, though), thus presuming to have found the holy grail (what, of course, nobody is claiming to deny).

His world is shrinking down to Detroit, Chicago, New York and Berlin within the following years, he’ll equip himself with records and turntables and not look over the rim of his MKII ever again. Adam Ports biography is different. Adam was Hardcore, when he was 16. No, not Rotterdam-Hardcore. We’re talking New York-, Boston- and Washington D.C.-Hardcore here. It’s a past that he still lives up to, cultivating it in his vegetarian-straight-edge-lifestyle.

After that there was HipHop. He got in touch with turntablism, discovered his love for vinyl and evolved to be a skilled DJ for the first time. Then, finally came Techno. This way of tracing down spaces, giving one the best possible chance of self-development, is the essential reason for Ports presence being so unique. There’s no scene-dictated tunnel view in his activities, there is only a pointed emphasis on style, on groove and sophistication. An emphasis, that, because it’s informed by Dub, Danchall, Rap, Soul or even Psychedelic Rock, is advanced enough to always shine through the inflationary characteristic of the genre as notably original. That applies to both, his productions and his DJ-sets.

What Adam Port is laying his hands on might have its place within the parameters of House and Techno, but it’s always more than that. It’s his style.

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Vital Radio 185 – Hour 2: Rampa

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s been quite a ride for Rampa over the last couple of years. When it comes to DJing, he never really cared about the diehard dedication to the four to the floor-aesthetic, one can find among most Technoheads. He preferred to be diehard dedicated to a whole lot more, be it Punkrock, be it HipHop, be it any other suitable outlet for his genuine passion for music.

And when it comes to his status as a contemporary producer, some of those influences will always shine through. Don’t get the wrong idea, most of his works meet all stylistic requirements of the current Techhouse agenda, but still, his attitude and openness will easily define them as outstanding pieces.
From 2009 on, Rampa made a name of himself through Keinemusik, his own little d.i.y.-cosmos, being not only label, but also crew of likeminded Djs, producers and friends. The teamwork within this realm has seen a serious number of premier productions and collaborations, particularly with fellow producer &ME, not to forget the rest of the bunch, Adam Port, David Mayer, Reznik and Monja.

Besides, he’s got some other collaborations under his belt. He produced an album with Nomi of Hercules & Love Affair- and Jessica 6 fame. And he’s got the Rampa & Re.You Thing going on, a joint venture with likeminded producer Re.You, which is not only their live-moniker, but also a prolific pairing in production. They released various remixes plus tracks on Keinemusik, Souvenir, Gigolo and Strictly Rhythm.

So, if he’s not spitting out new material, be it solo or in collabos, Rampa is likely to be found behind some turntables between Berlin and New York, representing his own definition of Techno and House, bridging the gap between deepness and elation. Never taking things too seriously, apart from those serious grooves he’s got in his pockets.

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Vital Radio 183 – Dj Endgame

| November 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world. Featuring brilliant exclusive mixes and engaging one-on-one interviews from the world’s top jocks, Vital Radio connects Toronto’s elite with the music they crave.

Beyond his Radio Hosting talents, Endgame spins a unique blend of funky, tech and vocal house, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.

 

Tracklist

1. Ego Valente – Sexy Breakfast (Original Mix)
2. Victor Del Guio- Cosa De Bossa (Original Mix)
3. Dani Villa, Cabriera & Vegas – Kool & Funk (Original Mix)
4. Rio Dela Duna – Napicho (Sebastian Xottelo Remix)
5. Alan Lockwood – Stand Up (Original Mix)
6. My Digital Enemy – Enter Floripa (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
7. Dave M. Sanchez – Rise Again (Original Mix)
8. Eko & Giman – El Chavito (Original Mix)
9. Manna-Croup – Can’t Get To Sleep (Original Mix)
10. Sebastian Xottelo – Bears In Heaven (Original Mix)
11. Ulisses Nunes – Corisco (Original_Mix)
12. Speedboats Big Explosions – Keep It (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 178 – Hour 1: Yohan

| July 27th, 2012 | No Comments »

Electronic music has no boundaries… only limits are within the human creativity. Taking that concept as his mantra for DJing, Yohan refuses to be bound to certain genre or sound.

While Yohan loves every genre of electronic music, from ambient/chill out to deep house to progressive to trance to hard techno and everything in between, Yohan loves to be creative in blending various aspects of electronic music into a smooth flowing storyline in his sets. This mindset has helped Yohan to be a versatile DJ, able to play any genre and come out with an unique sounding set.

Yohan brings us yet another installation in the series known as “Patio Music”.

1. Echano – Missing You
2. Edit Murphy – Need You
3. Bearight & Lookleft – Miss You
4. Evren Furtuna – My Miracle Baby
5. Karmon – Solarbeam
6. Dominic Dawson – Flashback (Kruse & Nuernberg remix)
7. Akabu – Ride the Storm (Roberto Rodriguez remix)
8. Edmund – Love Da Records (Original Definitive mix)
9. Sergio Wos & Indira Paganotto – Underground Love (Ian Pooley remix)
10. Fred Everything & Giom – Luv Lust (Giom London mix)
11. Maceo Plex – Sex Appeal
12. Laid – Mercy (Shur-I-Kan remix)
13. Manuel de la Mare & After Tea – The B Side
14. Roger Martinez – Deep Down
15. Manuel de la Mare & After Team – Are You Experienced
16. Mehmet Akar – Butterflies (Harlem Knights remix)
17. Nice7 – Back to 90
18. Orekid – Yesterday’s Gone (Club mix)

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Vital Radio 178 – Hour 2: The Cube Guys

| July 27th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Cube Guys is a club project born in 2000 as a collaboration between two hugely influential Italian producers: Roberto Intrallazzi and Luca Provera.

Despite their different backgrounds and professional training, they’re united by a common desire to release new productions and contribute to the international dance and club scene.

The Cube Guys are known for their extended 4-hands-dj-sets and always focus their attention on the dance floor. For them it’s all about building the atmosphere and raising their performance to another level. The goal? Get everyone on the dancefloor and have a unique and special experience through the music.

Their particular house sound combines tech/tribal elements with unique vocals and has evolved over the years to something truly international and truly original.

Please welcome the newest Vital Radio Resident Dj’s – The Cube Guys.

1. THE CUBE GUYS ‘Patanegra’ (Original Mix)
2. TECHNASIA ‘Heart Of Flash’ (Original Mix)
3. ??? ‘Phunky Blaster’ (The Cube Guys Remix)
4. JAY LUMEN ‘Strange Fruit’ (Original Mix)
5. LEIX ‘Mr Slade’ (Original Mix)
6. INTRALLAZZI ‘In Da Freaks’ (The Cube Guys Mix)
7. NINA SANTOS ‘Fairytale’ (Original Mix)
8. THE CUBE GUYS ‘Voila Voila’ (Patrick M Mikel Curcio Remix)
9. APDW & THE CUBE GUYS Feat. CRICCO CASTELLI ‘Copacabana’ (The Cube Guys Mix)
10. GREEN VELVET ‘Preacher Man 2012′ (Original Mix)
11. THE CUBE GUYS ‘You Make Me Feel’ Bootleg
12. APDW ‘Dazzled’ (The Cube Guys Mix)

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Vital Radio 177 – Hour 1: Dj Endgame

| July 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world.  Featuring brilliant exclusive mixes and engaging one-on-one interviews from the world’s top jocks, Vital Radio connects Toronto’s elite with the music they crave.

Beyond his Radio Hosting talents, Endgame spins a unique blend of funky, tech and vocal house, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.

Tracklist:
01. Joe Goddard (Feat Valentina) – Gabriel
02. Joris Voorn – Spank the Maid (Original Mix)
03. Tube & Berger – Soulgood (Original Mix)
04. Audiowhores – Sometimes (Original Mix)
05. Pleasurekraft – Anubis (Mike Vale Remix)
06. Jay Lumen – Drop That (Original Mix)
07. Mr Bizz – Bamboo (Original Mix)
08. Blue Boy – Remember Me (Hoxton Whores Remix)
09. Valero – Story Of His Life
11. Valero – Mmmh Oooh
12. Kings of Tomorrow Feat April – I Need to Love Me (Sandy Rivera Club Mix)

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Vital Radio 176 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| June 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »

Mahan M2J Javadi always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, Mahan spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Techno to House, Breaks and more. The intent is to always keep crowds excited and guessing.

Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience something new each time with music that evokes strong emotional responses though experimentation in sound, noise and rhythm.

Tonight’s Resident Mix takes us into the Tech-House sounds of M2J.

Tracklist:
1. Claptone – Cream (Original Mix)
2. Denis Horvat – Rompe (Original Mix)
3. Sidney Charles – Big Bada Boom (Sante Remix)
4. Hauswerks – I Wanna Take You Somewhere (Original Club Mix)
5. Hector Couto – Creampie (Darius Syrossian Remix)
6. Threesixty & Dirty Harris – Cartel (Original Mix)
7. Solo – The Flea Circus (Original Mix)
8. Mark Beshai – The Bureau (Original Mix)
9. Phunk Investigation & Schuhmacher – Critical (Original Mix)
10. Lee Cabrera & Thomas Gold – Shake It (Move A Little Closer) (DJ PP 2012 Terrace Mix)
11. Speedboats & Big Explosions ft. Nicole Faye – Dreamer 2012 (Original Mix)
12. DJ Chus – That Feeling (Abel Ramos Remix)

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