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Diynamic announces one-off showcase in Ibiza at DC10

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When the sun goes down, the sound goes up…

The glorious Ibiza 2017 season is just around the corner, and we’re super excited that the Diynamic family have announced their return to the White Isle! After the success of last year’s 10-Years-Diynamic event, the Hamburg-based label is once again gearing up for what is said to be their most anticipated party of the season.

On July 14th, Diynamic will transform the iconic DC10 into a house and techno oasis for one night only. Joining the roster alongside Diynamic’s head honcho Solomun is Adriatique, H.O.S.H., Kollektiv Turmstrasse [LIVE], Karmon, Magdalena, Johannes Brecht [LIVE], Lehar, and Undercatt.

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The event kicks off at 23:00 with revelers joining from all over the island to dance until the sun comes up. All performing artists are preparing one-of-a-kind sets for this very special one-off showcase, those of you who were there last year will remember.

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This will be the only Diynamic event in Ibiza this year, so if you want to experience one of the most unique parties on the White Isle, then make sure to secure your tickets quickly & stay up to date with all of the latest news and announcements by joining the event on Facebook.

-See you on the dancefloor!

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Diynamic Music has constantly been an underground electronic music label on the rise. The motto: Do It Yourself. Founded in 2006 by Solomun and Adriano Trolio in Hamburg, nowadays undeniably amongst the best imprints worldwide with showcases all around the globe, Diynamic Festivals and Diynamic Outdoor events in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Istanbul and Munich, weekly residencies on Ibiza including the infamous “Solomun +1” events at Pacha.

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Diynamic Festival returns to Amsterdam

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Diynamic Festival will make its annual return to Amsterdam on Friday, May 26th to ring in the summer festival season with a spectacular fifth edition.

Highly regarded as one of Amsterdam’s most anticipated techno festivals, the entire Diynamic family will set up camp on the Amsterdamse Bos terrain for an eleven hour celebration. Headling the bill is label boss and Diynamic founder SOLOMUN alongside his label mates ADRIATIQUE, KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE (live), H.O.S.H, STIMMING (live), KARMON, Johannes Brecht (live), Magdalena, Lehar, Undercatt, Musumeci, NTFO, Thyladomid and Ost & Kjex (live).

If you missed out on the Early bird pre-sale, general tickets are now available here.


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Diynamic Music has constantly been an underground electronic music label on the rise. The motto: Do It Yourself. Founded in 2006 by Solomun and Adriano Trolio in Hamburg, nowadays undeniably amongst the best imprints worldwide with showcases all around the globe, Diynamic Festivals and Diynamic Outdoor events in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Istanbul and Munich, weekly residencies on Ibiza including the infamous “Solomun +1” events at Pacha.

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Mark Fanciulli | Artist Spotlight

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My Cup of Tech is pleased to welcome one of the UK’s thriving ‘house-meets-techno’ players, Mark Fanciulli. We had the pleasure of chatting about Mark’s latest EP collaboration together with Rob Cockerton ‘Thought I’d Rearrange Your Mind’, out now on Suara! The EP is equipped with three fresh tracks filtering old school nostalgia, featuring a special remix from Mark Broom.

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The first track, Patterns, is drenched in analog synths and nostalgic raw drum-machine beats. Voices In My Head is a hypnotizing journey through spine-tingling echoes paired with a flawless harmony dedicated exclusively to the dancefloor, which Mark Broom puts his touch of nastiness and intense techno twist on. Testing 1, 2, 3 completes the package: a strip backed gem oozing acid infused flairs and warping synth layers.

Discover Mark Fanciulli as we dive deep into the story behind ‘Thought I’d Rearrange Your Mind’ EP, the success of his debut Between 2 Points event, resolutions for 2017, and much much more…

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Marah: It’s been a really big year for you as an artist, radio show host, label owner, and event promoter. How would you say your sound has developed since your first EP of 2016 ‘Progression EP’ to this one?

Mark: A few months ago I went into the Studio with Zoo Brazil in Stockholm which was such a productive and fun week. We came out with loads of ideas which have a really rich and melodic sound, something that I’ve never come out with before. Working with John was a great experience and he’s a really top guy, I’ll be heading back there next year to continue our work. Labels have been picking up the releases there but I’ll mention more of that exciting news in the coming months. When working in the studio I’ve tried new approaches and have been keeping an open mind. I’ve been trying to not follow the rules and try something new to see if it works, if whatever comes from the speakers sounds right, run with it.

Marah: Is this a sound you will continue to pursue?

Mark: I would definitely like to work on more melodic stuff but I still want to make other stuff that reflects me, everything between the House & Techno spectrum.


Marah: How did you and Rob come to collaborate on such a release?

Mark: Rob has been a family friend for years and I’ve always had a really great relationship with him. He’s always been supportive since I started DJing, letting me warm up for him when I was a teenager and taking me along to all the decent record shops that were once in the West End. I remember bunking off school one Friday and we headed up there with my brother and Rob, they would scan all the pirate stations for me which was really exciting at the time. We would go to Koobla, BlackMarket, City Sounds, Exchange shops, so much fun and great memories. Going into the studio with Rob has felt so natural and right.

Marah: What inspired the sounds and direction in this nostalgic 4-track journey?

Mark: When we went into the studio we just worked on stuff that we wanted to do, no restrictions, nothing. Also we can be very honest and upfront with one another which means we have a really productive experience. A lot of inspiration came from old records, one in particular for Testing 1,2,3 (which we recorded my vocals on) was the classic track by Black Baxter called “Sexuality”.

Marah: ‘Thought I’d Rearrange Your Mind’ takes us back to the old school grooves, we are digging every track, especially Mark Broom’s remix of ‘Voices In My Head’. How did you come about choosing this particular artist to remix this track?

Mark: We wanted to get someone on board who we liked, fitted the release and who could do an amazing job, Mark Broom ticked every single one of those boxes. I’ve known him for many years through putting out his album and several EPs, playing B2B
and he’s such a great guy. He’s complimented the release and made it a really strong 4 track package.

Marah: Coyu’s Suara imprint is “all about music…and cats!” Are you a cat or a dog person?

Mark: I’m more of a dog person and I grew up with German Shepherds and Terriers that my parents would rescue from the local RSPCA.

Marah: Do you and Rob have any more projects in the pipeline?

Mark: We’re actually going in the studio again before Christmas. I’m currently in the middle of upgrading my set up and can’t wait to work on some more bits with him. Stay tuned for some low-fi Instagram videos of our progress.

Marah: Congratulations on your first Between 2 Points event in London! What were your most memorable moments throughout the evening?

Mark: Thank you. The most memorable thing for me was the very end of the night. As Boxia was finishing up his set (which was amazing) I looked across the floor and saw everyone smiling and on a really nice vibe, lots of them friends and also people I didn’t know who had came to rave. Sounds cheesy, but that puts a smile on my face when I think about it. It makes me want to do more of them, that’s part of the real pleasure you experience from putting on your own event. The Waiting room was the perfect spot to hold it in, a unique basement venue with an intimate capacity. Rob did an amazing warm up set and I had a great team around me to help make sure it all ran smooth.

Marah: Any plans on bringing the party to Amsterdam? We would love to check it out!

Mark: It’s something that I’d definitely want to bring to Amsterdam. Before we held the first one in London I already had many people asking if we can host them elsewhere which is always nice to hear.

Marah: The end of 2016 is just around the corner, do you have any special highlights of the year?

Mark: Gig wise I’ve had some amazing ones in South America, such as my recent tour in Argentina which was extra special as my Dad came away for the week with me. He came along to every gig and we got to do loads of touristy things in Argentina and Uruguay, lots of Red Wine & Food. Starting up Between 2 Points is a a massive highlight and something I can’t wait to continue developing in 2017 too.

Marah: Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2017?

Mark: To read more books, I’ve spent the year reading lots of Rave / DJ biographies and its been so nice. My parents asked for a list of things I might want for Christmas so I sent back an amazon list.

Marah: And last, but certainly not least, how do you take your tea?

Mark: Strong with lots of milk.

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Tickets for Italy’s Biggest New Years Techno Party – Cosmo NYE & NYD Festival – Now On Sale

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After the success of last year’s massive event, Italy’s Cosmo Festival returns for its highly anticipated second edition to ring in the New Year with legends from the techno world including Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, and Ilario Alicante (more to be announced). Spanning from December 31st until 4:00 AM on January 2nd, 10,000 revelers will dance for days on end at what could arguably be one of the biggest NYE & NYD events in all of Europe. This unique New Years celebration will be held across four various indoor venues, all within walking distance from each other.

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Hailing from Frankfurt, Chris Liebing is one of the undisputed dons of the German Techno circuit and a driving force behind established imprints CLR and Spinclub Recordings. With a long-standing weekly radio show also to his name, Chris will be heading to Rome at the end of the year for his highly anticipated Cosmo NYE debut.
 
Joining him will be fellow compatriots Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix – aka Pan-Pot. Having shot to international prominence over the course of a decade, this duo now firmly resides in the upper echelons of electronic music, known the world over for their flawless productions and dynamic live performances.
 
Next up, and needing little to no introduction whatsoever, трип label boss and one of Techno’s true frontrunners, Nina Kraviz, will be joining proceedings, as she prepares to bring her unique acid-tinged soundscapes to Rome for her first Cosmo outing. 
 
Now recognized as one of the principal profiles in the industry, and fresh off the back of an intense summer season touring across the continent, Joseph Capriati has fast established a reputation as a universally popular and in-demand talent. Representing Italy at this landmark event, Capriati will be joined by Tunisian-born legend and HYTE regular Loco Dice, whose impressive discography spans iconic imprints such as M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty, and Cocoon. Having made his Timewarp debut at the tender age of just fifteen, German producer Ilario Alicante completes the first phase of this mammoth lineup.

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Secure your tickets for Cosmo NYE & Cosmo NYD via Resident Advisor or Cosmo Festival.

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Made In Paris | Artist Spotlight + Exclusive Mix

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Hailing from Sydney, Australia – please welcome techthusiast Made In Paris. Her relentless passion for dark, minimalistic, techno, tech house, and deep house soundscapes is what sets her sound apart from the rest. Her productions (such as her most anticipated EP to date “Dancing In The Dark”) are top notch and have been recognized by some of the industries most influential artists such as Nicole Moudaber, Thomas Schumacher, Nick Warren, Sossa, Reboot, Danny Tenaglia and more. Made In Paris‘s mixing skills radiate in all of her DJ sets as she is able to blend and manipulate various soundscapes into a seamless continuous mix.

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We are very excited and proud to share with you a mix that Australian techno goddess Made In Paris put together for My Cup Of Tech – along with a brilliant little interview, read along with us as we dive deep with Made In Paris to learn more about her passion, music, and future plans. Listen + read along to Made In Paris‘s exclusive mix + interview that she did for My Cup Of Tech below now ↓ ↓ ↓

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1. Melokind,Mehrklang – No more (Bebetta Remix)
2. Christopher scwhwarzwalder, Mira – Ayun ( Jonas Saalbach Remix)
3. Dave DK – We Meet At Six (Isolee Remix)
4. SevenDoors – Albeiro (Original Mix)
5. Andy Bros – Essenza (Original Mix)
6. Lorenzo Calvio – Now or Never (Original Mix)
7. Andy Bros – Vino & Fagottini (Original Mix)
8. MUUI – Storming (Original Mix)
9. Ellie Ka, Alexandre Allegretti, Riccii – Out Of This World (THe WHite SHadow Remix)
10. Alex Niggermann – Angular (Original Mix)
11. Undercatt- Coral (Original Mix)

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Marah: What is the most unusual place you enjoy having a cup of tea?

MIP: I don’t particularly have an unusual place, but I do love a good cup of dilmah at 4am after a big night out

Marah: Who is Made in Paris?

MIP: Made in Paris is a techthusiast. I thrive off dark elements and wondrous melodies.

Marah: Describe your sound using metaphors.

MIP: My sound is an eerie jungle, the synths are a roaring lion as they reach capacity and the percussions are mocking birds in the trees.

Marah: What is life like growing up as a techno DJ/Producer on the east coast of Australia?

MIP: As I started out it was kind of hard as there was not much of a Techno scene, but now things have changed and Techno is starting to boom.

Marah: What is your unique attribute that sets you apart as an artist from others?

MIP: I feel like after a while you start to create your own style and unique ways of producing and also in your Dj shows. I don’t try to be other artists. I just do what feels right which makes me unique.

Marah: If you could choose a super power to have, what would it be and why?

MIP: Definitely flying, that has been number 1 since I can remember.

Marah: Best DJ set you have ever heard or seen.

MIP: Probably Daniel Avery has been the best I’ve seen 🙂

Marah: If you had the chance to b2b with any artist (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

MIP: Maceo Plex. He is an ultimate legend in my books and his taste and style is very much what I am about.

Marah: What is your favourite outlet for inspiration and getting creative?

MIP: Most probably getting out to gig of an artist you love. After watching an amazing set, all I want to do is go home and create music.

Marah: What is on your artist rider?

MIP: Vodka, Water and DJM 2000

Marah: CDJ or Vinyl?

MIP: CDJ, although I’m very interested in getting my vinyl expertise in order.

Marah: Name your favourite label.

MIP: Ohh that’s way too hard. Couple of favorites would be Life and Death, Ellum, Keinemusik.

Marah: What is the coolest thing you own.

MIP: Ugh it could my workstation (Studio setup) or my baby fern 😀

Marah: What can we expect from Made In Paris for 2016?

MIP: 2016 I’ll be putting a lot of my energy into studio time.
I’ve just finished up a 2 track EP that will get released soon. I’m also working on a free track for all my fans to enjoy. A stack of shows around Australia.. We are working on getting overseas 😉

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MADE IN PARIS – Curious and in depth with a mind for the solitary drive of techno, tech house and deep moods, Made in Paris is well under way with underground enthusiasts pricking ears far beyond her studio. Paris’s most anticipated EP to date Dancing In The Dark on Motorik has gained a solid support from Nicole Moudaber, Thomas Schumacher, Nick Warren, Sossa, Reboot, Danny Tenaglia and more.

Made in Paris has held the stakes on Australian bills with Zombie Nation, Ten Walls, Butch, Robert Babicz and Rivastarr – making her a devilish staple in consoles across Sydneys warehouses and concrete jungles of the underground

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Charlies Hedges | Artist Spotlight

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Essex born Charlie Hedges is no stranger to the house scene. She started her career at the mere age of thirteen ringing up magazines and asking for work experience where she then landed herself a journalist job. Fast-forwarding many years, she is now 29 years old and has grown to one of the industries most respected and hardest working contributors. Charlie influences a weekly audience of 5.6 million listeners as co-presenter on the sony award-winning Kiss FM breakfast show, she has also become to the voice of Skiddle aka the UK’s busiest ticket retailers “Weekends Matter” monthly podcast, broadcasting to an audience combining 1.3 million members and over 5 million page views per month. Her Charlie Hedges Presents mixes are also syndicated across British Airway‘s in-flight entertainment where it reaches 40 million passengers per year, whilst played at a total of 179 destinations world-wide. If this doesn’t impress the pants off of you – the story behind how she reached this point sure will…

Charlie Hedges is better known as a world-class DJ – playing alongside Carl Cox at Space in Ibiza, Steve Aoki at Pacha, Judgement with Judge Jules, and many more. Ms. Hedges has played over 60 gigs in 2015, and she is extremely excited to announce her very first full UK club tour! She’s one of the most positive, driven, and hard working people in the industry. Her ambitious story is aspiring for any up and coming DJ or industry contributor. Therefore, we are super honoured to be able to chat with Charlie and discuss her passion, music, and how she became such an inspiration to DJs all around the world. Read along with us below and discover the story of how House Queen Charlie Hedges persistence and dedication is one that aspiring DJs, and females DJs, can look up to.

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Marah: How do you take your tea?

Charlie Hedges: Strong and with two sugars, but I tell everyone else one, I’m one of those that sneaks back into the kitchen and adds a few more scoops of sugar in quietly to avoid the ‘HOW MANY SUGGAAARRSSS’ remarks hehe

Marah: Who is Charlie Hedges?

Charlie Hedges: I am a 5ft DJ who loves house music!

Marah: Can you share with us the story of how you got your first journalist gig at the age of 13? We hear that you used to ring up publicists on your lunch beaks?!

Charlie Hedges: Of course I can… So, aged 13 I applied to be a freelance journalist/assistant for a local magazine called Naked Tongue in Essex, they gave me the job simply for the cheek of asking as it was a magazine aimed at over 25s. In my school lunch breaks I’d then make lists of celebrities I’d ideally like to interview and then I’d track down their PAs online (I always remember my form tutor at Brittons School in Rainham Essex, Mrs Roots, always letting me use her room to make phone calls) – I still keep in touch with her now actually which is nice. I’d then call the PAs and agents asking for interviews with their clients. Before I knew it was interviewing some great people who were kind enough to give a 13 year old a chance, my interviews were getting published in the magazine and one of the guest interviews was with a Kiss DJ at the time – from there I kept in touch with the DJs and did work experience at the station until I had just started Uni and was offered a job as a tea-maker / runner. It’s been a crazy few years really but this was the start of everything really.

Marah: What motivated you at such a young age to get your foot in the industry?

Charlie Hedges: It was and always has been encouragement from my family – honestly my family are the most encouraging people and always have been, as well as my good friends too. My mum and dad always had music on when I was younger, we very rarely had the TV on – it was always music and that’s my earliest memory and why I think I was born to work in this industry. I also remember listening to a radio station when I was about 7/8 and saying to my mum what their job was, and from that day onwards that’s what I wanted to do

Marah: Name your top 3 favourite artists and why.

Charlie Hedges: Don Diablo – I love his style and he’s made some amazing original tracks and remixed some great ones too
Franky Rizardo for the same as the above really
Tough Love as they’re really nice guys who are also doing some incredible things within the industry – I think they’re going to have a great year this year

Marah: You are one of the industry’s most hard-working and dedicated contributors – what has been your biggest learning curve thus far?

Charlie Hedges: My biggest learning curve without a doubt is to not doubt yourself. Being a DJ and also working in radio probably gives the impression of always being confident in what I do but the truth of it is, if you catch me off-guard, I’m still the girl that used to go red at school every time someone looked at me or asked me a question, I’ve just learnt to keep the shyness in but inside I’m sometimes bricking it!

Marah: At what point in your career did you know you were ready to shift gears and start to DJ?

Charlie Hedges: Once I’d been working in radio for about a year; I spent a year or so learning to DJ and staying behind in my spare time and learning to mix until the point a friend of mine who used to run nights said to me ‘come on you have to get out and play your first set, ‘ I was so nervous but it’s the best thing I ever did. In some ways one of the best days of my life as it gave me the encouragement to keep going and believe in myself.

Marah: If you could b2b with any artist(s) – dead or alive – who would it be and why?

Charlie Hedges: Probably Sander Van Doorn, he’s been a huge influence on me and I spoke with him recently for my monthly Siddle podcast, he’s a very nice guy too and I’m sure a B2B would be quite an interesting set.

Marah: Describe your sound using only metaphors.

Charlie Hedges: It’s the only language that everybody understands… house music

Marah: For those who may not have heard it, what is the Skiddle Weekend Matter podcast?

Charlie Hedges: It’s a monthly podcast packed to the brim with the kind of deep house music that you can expect to hear at any Charlie Hedges gig. From brand new music to a classic track chosen by a different artist every time, I also chat to upcoming and established DJs and producers like Max Chapman, and we have a special 30 minute guest mix at the end of every show to go alongside my hour mix. It’s all about the music and all about you guys listening

Marah: Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming full UK tour?

Charlie Hedges: I certainly can, it’s my #CharlieSays Tour, 16 dates around the UK packed with house music, lots of fun and a few surprises along the way too…mind your heads is all I’ll say.

Marah: What is the Charlie Hedges Presents podcast all about, and where can listeners hear it?

Charlie Hedges: The Charlie Hedges Presents Podcast became my Skiddle podcast, but I continue to record a monthly CHP mix for British Airways. These are featured on the in-flight entertainment of every BA flight worldwide – the perfect soundtrack for your next holiday!

Marah: Can you tell us a hint or two about your upcoming releases to be announced later this year?

Charlie Hedges: Of course I can for you guys – I’ve just had a track signed to Armada Deep, I’m so excited to finally get it out there. I’m really proud of the track and it has a great vocal on it too. I have more tracks that I’ve been working on behind the scenes but that’s all I can say right now. I hope you like the new track though, you’ll have to let me know when you hear it 😀

Marah: What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started your career?

Charlie Hedges: How hard it is to see over some DJ boxes at my height haha, that’s why you’ll always see me in comfy jeans and a top DJing – but I’ll always some a pair of ankle boots or heels on…just in case I can’t quite reach those faders

Marah: What advice do you have for young aspiring artists and female Djs?

Charlie Hedges: Write a list of everything you want to achieve in your career, however silly or big they seem, nothing is ever silly! And then enjoy ticking them all off as you complete them. If you believe in yourself, trust me – you’ll do well, and remember that when someone says ‘no’ it’s actually a positive… Maybe you’re not meant to work with that person or be around that team of people. Most of all, enjoy it! It’s an amazingly fun career so never forget why you wanted to be a DJ in the first place and enjoy every single minute of it

Marah: What would you like to accomplish within the next 3-5 years?

Charlie Hedges: Charlie Hedges: I’d like to do another DJ tour around the UK and then take it across the globe! Maybe a few hit records along the way to then play to you guys at some amazing festivals around the world. I did say that I like to aim big!

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Brett Gould ‘Body Language’ EP — out now on Incorrect Music

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Brett Gould has been making quite the name for himself with his latest release on Incorrect Music. ‘Body Language’ EP has already been on a steady rise since it saw its way into tech-house music lover’s hearts just a few days ago.

With the King Dirty Bird aka Claude Vonstroke slaying ‘Body Language’ amongst the iconic DC-10 terrace dancefloor, we now have reassurance from the house gods that this mighty tune is on the way to the top… and fast. Body Language EP has taken over the front of the Beatport Tech House page and even has hit remixes from Paul C & Paolo Martini and Incorrect Music label boss Anthony Attalla. And this is just the beginning for this aspiring East London artist.

Body Language EP takes you on a ride through the most lush tech-house and deep-house soundscapes putting your body into complete shock sustaining a 4/4 rhythm body pulse as you reach an ultimate altered state of tech-consciousness. This succulent tech-driven EP is packed full of dancefloor ready tunes including the original ‘Body Language’ by Brett Gould as well as a thick remix from label boss Anthony Attalla. Prepare for Brett to take you even funkier and deeper with ‘They Wanted The Funk‘ and when you have Paul C & Paolo Martini on remix duties, a groove-filled gem is always the result.

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Born and raised in East London, Brett Gould’s musical career has been a journey through discovery of many different sounds. From his debut single ‘Premonition’ on Low Bit Records, Brett’s unique style gained big attention from the likes of Toolroom, Glasgow Underground, and OFF Recordings with “Rhythm Drop” reaching #12 in the Beatport Tech House Charts, as well as DJ support from Rob da Bank, Monki (BBC Radio1), Josh Butler, Waifs and Strays, Sasha, and Doctor Dru.

Further releases have seen him gain support from B.Traits, Lee Foss, Skream, Groove Armada, Steve Lawler, Wally Lopez, Tensnake & Low Steppa. Remix wise, Brett made a name for himself with his re-work of Kevin McKay’s ‘Club Trax’ on OFF Recordings, which reached the Top 20 in the Beatport Deep House Chart, and his remix of Grum’s ‘In Love’ doing the same on Trice/Armada Recordings. His Remix Of Illyus & Barrientos ‘Need Me’ being the stand out remix so far.

His release on Glasgow Underground ’All Of A Sudden’ recently hit the number 1 spot on Track It Down followed by ‘Belong’ on Lapsus Music which charted high on Beatport & Traxsource. Hie has now been signed to Riva Starrs Snatch records and his next release has been remixed by Italian superstars Paul C & Paolo Martini. It is fair to say that Brett Gould looks set to make 2016 his year.

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Felix Kröcher | Catena EP — With Remixes From Wigbert + Umberto Pagliaroli — Deeperfect Records

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This 4-track EP from German techno-icon Felix Kröcher is the perfect assortment of tracks to get you ready to head out the door for a night of dancing with friends. A driving, club-oriented composition of two Felix originals with Wigbert and Umberto Pagliaroli on the remix duties. Both Wigbert and Umberto Pagliaroli inject their individual elements (Wilbert, sophisticated minimal; Umberto Pagliartoli, deep tech house) into each remixed track while keeping true to the emotions of the original version. Each track illustrating signature Felix Kröcher style and sound, he manages to take you on a dynamic electrifying journey through techno and tech-house soundscapes. A quality playlist from Italian-based Deeperfect Records.

Catena EP is out now! Grab yourself your very own copy HERE.

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A true icon of German techno, Felix’s impeccable productions have gained him a fervent and loyal fan base around the world. Felix’s longstanding weekly radio show on Sunshine Live and his stellar performances at some of the best venues and festivals across the world mean his already global support base is ever increasing.

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ANAKHEMIA || The Mothership 1711 – The Prophecy

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We are all here on Earth to fulfil our personal prophecy,
but we forget that we are part of a shared prophecy in the grand matrix

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ANAKHEMIA‘s debut “The Prophecy” is a visually stimulating narrative that culminates with a calling towards that which is unfinished. A superb techno track devoted to sending a strong message for Planet Earth and the Human Race using manipulated radio frequencies. The Prophecy is a dedication to all those who lost their lives at the Paris attacks, and countless others around the world who have become victims of terror.

Let “The Prophecy” take you on a journey back in time with clips of historical footage of the human condition and events, psychedelic imagery, assassinations, along with moonwalking and military footage. As the video wraps up, we take a look at some current events in our world today and it makes me wonder the anticipated question: …to what and to who is your own destiny leading?

Mothership 1711 sends a secret message to inhabitants of Planet Earth. Download your very own copy of the Mothership 1711 HERE NOW

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Deeper Sounds & MCOT Presents Spotlight — Jhōnsson | Knee Deep In Sound

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For this months edition of Deeper Sounds Presents Spotlight, please welcome Jhōnsson: Barnsley born and raised, DJ/Producer Jhōnsson‘s musical journey began in the late 90’s when he caught the DJing bug by going to local clubs up north and listening to the earlier sounds of house, hard house, and trance. He later went on to discover the infamous White Isle with his Best Friend Daley aka Hot Since 82. They then went on to start running their own successful parties b2bing 12 hour sets every weekend in their beloved town. Fast forwarding many years, Jhōnsson released his first track on Phonetic Records which led to him doing remixes for Bodyrox, Belloca, and NFTO.

Bursting onto the scene in 2014 with his release ‘Way Too Long’ [Love Not Money] which stormed the Beatport Deep House charts at #12. Since then, his music has attracted the attention of top-tier labels including Knee Deep In Sound, Madtech, Throne Room and KMS with his signature raw, techy flavour garnering regular support from the likes of Hot Since 82, Andrea Oliva, Mark Knight, and Hauswerks.

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Marah: How do you take your tea?

Jhōnsson: From Yorkshire.

Marah: So tell us, who is Jhōnsson?

Jhōnsson: Jhōnsson is me “the daft lad from Barnsley”. The name came about as I used to call everyone Johnson because I was bad at remembering names… eventually everyone started calling me it too hahah!

Marah: What genre was your stepping-stone into electronic music?

Jhōnsson: Trance , House , Tech

Marah: What was the scene like back in the 90’s compared to now?

Jhōnsson: I’m not that old haha.. Maybe 1998 at a push, early 2000’s and onwards..but yes, it was good.. Messy, but good!

Marah: What’s your favourite part about working with your best friend Daley (Hot Since 82)?

Jhōnsson: Get to see my best mate.. It can be hard to touch base sometimes, especially with Daley being in a different country every week.

Marah: Do you have a super funny or embarrassing moment whilst working together at your parties?

Jhōnsson: My lips are sealed hahaha.. We had some mad times together to say the least.

Marah: Best event you have ever been to and why?

Jhōnsson: Knee Deep for sure… Wicked events

Marah: What is on your rider?

Jhōnsson: Gin , Vodka , Whisky in that order lol

Marah: Where do you seek for inspiration?

Jhōnsson: In life, my wife.. Not sure how she puts up with me, ha.. In music, there are a lot of artists that come to mind, but would probably have to say Daley… He has worked hard to get to where he is today and it makes me push for what I believe in, even when i feel like throwing towel in sometimes..

Marah: Last track you listened to today?

Jhōnsson: It was just on in the car.. “Irreversable” from Lost Records.

Marah: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Jhōnsson: Teleport.. So I can’t be arsed to wait about and travel.. sometimes I just want to be there and fast, ha!

Marah: What is the most unusual thing you have in your home?

Jhōnsson: Pot cow in garden.. No idea how or why..

Marah: If you could collab with any artist – dead or alive – who would it be and why?

Jhōnsson: Daft Punk.. Just wicked on every level.

Marah: Can you share with us a little bit about your upcoming release on Mad Tech Records?

Jhōnsson: Yea remix I’ve just done for Bontan.. Track is called 33/45 bside of his Rewind EP which will be out near the back end of April.

Marah: Do you have any other originals or remixes coming out soon you can tell us about?

Jhōnsson: Got loads coming out from April onwards..three EPs, five remixes, two collabs, and Ibiza va release on labels such as Madtech, Suah, Hippies, KMS and more.

Marah: Do you have any festival or summer plans you can share with us?

Jhōnsson: Just one booked so far at Northbridge festival in July x

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