Monday, 9 December 2019

Music producer Nathan Wolve releases a new song ‘Aquarius’



Nathan Wolve was born in 1989 in Koblenz, Rhineland – Palatine, Germany. It was clear early on that his interest in music was greater than the local Soccer Field. And so he began to build up his Interest in Music by Singing and playing Drums. At the early age of 12 Years, his first Contact with Electronic Music was the Key to “his own Universe”. Nathan was listening to Stephan Hinz in the Mix at the Plattenleger Radioshow and directly influenced by this massive and deep minimalistic Sounds.

At the age of 15, Nathan´s Journey through the German Club – Scene took his Beginning at an Underground Techno Club called Supkultur. Along the next Years, Nathan was driving to famous Techno Festivals and Clubs all around Germany and decided to make some own Experiences in Mixing and Producing. In 2010, his Decision took Place in his Life and after his first DJ Set, he produced his first Track.
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One Year after the first Track, he produced his first EP. He decided to get enough information about the Electronic Music Market first, before continuing to focus on his own Concept. Now, his focus is back to take Place in Music Production and to create his own Company. Currently, he´s working on his next Release, called Throne EP, which will be released soon. After that, he´s planning for his first LP and for some Gigs too. For more information about his Vision and upcoming Releases, stay in Orbit with his Social Media Channels and his Soundcloud Page.



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Friday, 6 December 2019

KOMFORTRAUSCHEN's 'Mechatronik' is an exploration of dancefloor mayhem


KOMFORTRAUSCHEN are a live techno act from Germany. They recently released their unusual new singles Mechatronik I and Mechatronik II via Springstoff.

Tim Sarhan, Laurenz Karsten and Phillip Oertel are the self-confessed "precision-obsessed control freaks" behind the music.  Their unconventional approach to sound design involves using traditional instruments filtered through an array of pedals and effects. The resulting sound is a collage of energetic dance-floor mayhem.

They explain: “If you allow a band to play with sequencers, if you mechanically repeat the same notes over and over again, if you combine techno with the attitude of a garage rock band, it sounds like Komfortrauschen. Then you get ‘Mechatronik’…

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Music producer Exit 11 releases a new song ‘Night of the Jaguar’



The hugely acclaimed Glasgow Underground will release a vital new single from Exit 11 entitled ‘Night of the Jaguar’ which proves why he is one of the most exciting artists of the moment. The superb new single is a tasteful cover of DJ Rolando’s classic ‘Knights Of The Jaguar’ and comes hot on the heels of Exit 11’s ‘Stay With Me’ - a collaboration with Calvin Logue on Spinnin’ Deep - and finds him serve up a classy and emotive house masterpiece. Listen to ‘Night of the Jaguar’

Exit 11 is fast making a name for himself on the underground house scene with his fresh productions. His high-level studio skills suggest an interesting past but Exit 11 is only looking forward, with tracks on seminal labels like Subliminal Records and Spinnin’ Deep turning plenty of heads. Not only have the likes of Steve Lawler, Hot Since 82 and Nic Fanciulli been supporting his music, but BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Danny Howard has also given him due props.

Next to cooking up real heat in the studio, Exit 11 is laying down compelling, carefully selected sets at key venues like XOYO and fabric and has a wealth of new music ready to go on MK’s Area 10 and Armada. Now, building on a discography that already includes acclaimed singles ‘Masakali’ and ’Unbutu’, is this latest majestically melodic offering.

‘Night of the Jaguar’ lands on Kevin McKay’s long-running and revered Glasgow Underground, a label which has been setting the house and techno agenda for those in the know since 1997. It’s been home to legendary artists like Romanthony and Mateo & Matos as well as introducing producers like Brett Gould and Illyus & Barrientos, so Exit 11 finds himself in fine company here.

With subtle nods to a timeless Detroit classic, ‘Night of the Jaguar’ is the sort of melodic house adventure that sweeps you up and takes you along for a thrilling electronic ride: the warm, bubbly drums and crisp percussion set the groove while the loopy synth phrases lift you to the heavens. As they soar through a cosmic sky, big blasts of bass add real weight to ensure this one makes a dramatic impact in the club.

‘Night of the Jaguar’ shows another, deeper side to Exit 11 and one that will win him even more plaudits from DJs and dancers at the most cultured end of the house spectrum.


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Music producer Moteka releases new EP ‘Temporal Finitism’



Moteka is french producer Pierre Delort’s latest project. With over fifteen years of experience in the electronic music scene and after touring festivals and clubs around the world with his partner Rémy Maurin under the psytrance alias Principles of Flight, Pierre teams up once again with Rémy in the late 2000s to start a new techno collaboration. They are rapidly spotted by french label Skryptöm where they sign two EPs: Skryptöm 09 & 14 under the name Pierre Delort & Rémy Maurin. During 3 years, their transition from psytrance to techno occurs with success and personality, progressively evolving to a more modern sound, both grittier and refined with hints of melancholy.

In 2013, Pierre moves to Marseille, where he starts the Moteka project. While Principles of Flight was a mixture of psytrance and goa with powerful techno rhythms and phantasmagoric cinematographic ambiances, Moteka veers towards an assumed minimalism and restraint, inspired by the classic English techno scene such as Surgeon or Planetary Assault Systems. Now a solo project and with his new sonic direction, Moteka meets once again the french label Skryptom and becomes one of its leading act, with a dark, percussive, hypnotic techno and perfectly mastered production skills.

Always open-minded, some of his tracks bear an out-of-this-world onirism, such as the EP « Xyceon » released in 2015 on Skryptöm. Moteka is also a regular artist of London-based Children of Tomorrow records, where he signs his darkest and rawest tracks, like the EP «Trimethoxysilyl » released in 2015 and still heard in many sets, or the EP « Daneel Olivaw » in 2019, were he reconnects with a faster sound, and a permanent search for sonic avant-gardism.

Moteka is one of the scene’s sought-after producer and his tracks are played by the biggest names: Paula Temple, who plays the track « Apogee » (Asgardia EP, Skryptöm 2018, co-produced with Hemka) in all her sets, Rodhad, Ben Sims or Kobosil to name a few. As a live expert, each of Moteka’s musical unique and unforgettable musical trip is always well received by the hypnotized audience. This is the main reason why in 2018, Pierre is offered to join the super band Möd3rn.

In 2019, once again in his search of avant-gardism, Moteka presents his first album on Skryptom: «As we fought Iron Giants » an imaginary soundtrack of a techno-steam- punk tale, where every track illustrates the chapter of a heroic epic.


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Monday, 30 September 2019

Music producer Will Clarke Reveals Remix of Adam Beyer and Bart Skils 'Your Mind'



Quickly following the release of his new EP 'Nothing Is Forever' via Adam Beyer's sub-label Truesoul, Will Clarke is back with a new remix of Adam Beyer and Bart Skils smash hit 'Your Mind'. Out now via Drumcode Records, the track will be released on the label's annual A-Sides Vol.8.

The 25-track strong compilation features standout cuts Beyer has received over the last 12 months and includes Jamie Jones & Darius Syrossian’s buzzy Drumcode debut ‘Eyes of the Night’, Nicole Moudaber’s first DC release in 5 years with the mesmerizing ‘This Is Us’, Will Clarke’s bass-drenched re-work of Adam Beyer & Bart Skils ‘Your Mind’ and Joey Beltram’s first Drumcode release in 11 years with the retro-tinged ‘Can You Feel It’. The beloved Alan Fitzpatrick returns to the fold with the searing ‘Heiße Rakete’, alongside label mainstays Layton Giordani, who drops the stirring chord-driven ‘Chrome’ and Wehbba with ‘Mantra’, combining techno classicism with future-focused groove.

As one of the most recognizable DJ’s with his unique style and one-of-a-kind beard, Will Clarke has solidified his place in the dance music scene with early hits 'Booty Percolatin', 'Can You Funk' and recent smash remix of Rufus Du Sol’s 'No Place', along with releases across major labels including Dirtybird, OWSLA, Universal, Truesoul, Insomniac, Relief Records, Drumcode, Repopulate Mars and more. Will’s impressive producer skills and distinctive sound has caught the eyes of industry top players such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Shiba San and the Dirtybird label boss himself Claude Von Stroke.

Launching a live side project known to the world as AMOK(Will Clarke & Sian) at Hard Summer in Los Angeles this August, the duo brought the best techno vibes to a sold-out crowd in Pomona. Keeping busy with a hit radio show "The Barbeshop" (over 500K monthly listeners via Sirius XM), new podcast "Things We Are Doing" With Walker & Royce via Spotify, and personal vlogs "True Life" on YouTube, Will proves he’s one of the most well rounded and hardest working individuals in the game today.

 Tracklist
Layton Giordani - Chrome
Luca Agnelli - Apollo
Raxon - Dream Space
Juliet Fox - Was Beautiful
Adam Beyer & Bart Skils - Your Mind (Will Clarke Remix)
Secret Cinema & SAMA - Diviner
Veerus - Prophecy
Mark Reeve - Get It
Wehbba - Mantra
Nicole Moudaber - This Is Us
Ilija Djokovic - Aura
Joey Beltram - Can You Feel It
Shelley Johannson – Raze
Timmo - Acid Circus
Jay Lumen - Razor
Weska - Alpha Rhythm
Woo York - Rainforest Mystery
BEC - Hypersphere
Alan Fitzpatrick - Heiße Rakete
Jamie Jones & Darius Syrossian - Eyes of the Night
Ramon Tapia - Sonic Therapy
Anthony Castaldo - Express Yourself
Zimmz - Console
Avision - Break
Marco Bailey - Haku


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Friday, 27 September 2019

INTERVIEW // We get the chance to talk to Juliane Wolf and get to know about her life in music



Juliane Wolf started DJing with vinyl in 2008 and played in nearly every bigger city in Germany in clubs like Golden Gate or Suicide Circus in Berlin, but also other places like France and the Netherlands.

She has a really versatile live act. For example, one week she played a techno set at Suicide Circus, but the next month she played a live ambient gig at a church in Cologne.

Besides DJing, she discovered the world of producing and synths. This has led to many releases and remixes on labels such as Manual Music / MNL, Cinematique, Modern Agenda, Stripped Digital and many others. She also did a remix for Nick Warren which will soon be released on his label Soundgarden.

She released her album ‘Peaceful Heart’ on Honey Drops Recordings in 2017 which went into Beatport's Electronica and Progressive House Top 10. Juliane loves diving deeply into analog equipment and loves the sound of vintage synthesizers. Because of her wish to be independent as an artist, she started her own label Wizarding Wolf in May 2019, together with her Wizarding Wolf radio show on DI.FM Progressive.

We had the pleasure of talking with Juliane Wolf, where we got to know about her life in music and we were lucky enough to get the chance to hear her latest track.

Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
Listening to ABBA records of my aunt. I still love that group and the quality of their recordings from back then.

At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself "This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?"
At a DJ workshop at a local club in Germany. I think this is why there should be more creative hubs like that, where people meet in groups, discovering new music and sharing their knowledge.

Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:

  • The Who - Quadrophenia
  • Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  • Above & Beyond - Anjunabeats Volume One
  • Air - 10,000 Hz Legend
  • The Notwist - Neon Golden
  • Deine Lakaien - Dark Star & Second Star
  • Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
  • Grasscut - 1 Inch 1/2 Mile
  • Pendulum - In Silico


What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I love the sound of vintage synths, but because I don't have the money (at the moment), it's hard to find vintage gear in good condition and I also like to use the advantages of today's technology (for example USB connection and automation in the DAW), I am always searching for alternatives. That's why I like to use synths such as the Model D. For reverb I love the Blackhole Plugin by Eventide. For 303 emulation I use AudioRealism Bassline. For Juno 60 emulation I use Tal U-No-LX. One thing I really look forward to is building my own NAVA 909 soon!!

What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
Going outside and seeing other stuff, other than screens. I try to enjoy other sounds, mostly nature. I look at visual art, watch good movies, eat good food, meet up with friends, just using my senses and getting new impressions.

What is your opinion on the ever-spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there' s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn't get the attention it deserves?
Sometimes I hear people ask the question whether a certain track belongs to a certain genre. I don't take part in these discussions, because it doesn't make sense for me to divide. For me, everything is just music. With regards to my own music, I mostly call it electronic music. What would you call it?

A sub-genre I like very much is Synthwave and I hope that there will be more artists and DJs in the future that will make this sound even more popular.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
Working in the studio is an essential part of my artist life. I am also preparing a live set for the near future. But showing it to people adds another layer to it. The rush of adrenaline that you get at a live gig is not replaceable for me. It's the best way of getting dopamine ;). Although, I always suffer from stage fright :)

As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I would like to stop the people who focus so much on numbers. Sometimes I talk to people who keep asking how many followers I have on social media before they even listen to my music. This makes me very sad. I would love to have more of a community feeling than the competition. I also don't like it when artists talk bad about each other. We all have the same mission: making people happy with music.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn't the world sleep on?
One artist I really like is Luciano Scheffer. He's a great progressive producer and DJ from Brazil. He is doing a remix for my next release 'First Kiss' on my label Wizarding Wolf. It will be released in October after ADE. He sent me the remix a few days ago and it's amazing how he builds up the groove and arrangement. I can learn a lot from artists like him.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
At ADE I am playing at the Modern Agenda party. Label boss Amber Long is a woman I really look up to. She is so inspiring with all of the energy she puts into things and she is such a positive person. Something really great that also happened this year was that Nick Warren asked me to remix his and Nicola Rada's track 'Severe Heads'. It will be released on Nick's label Soundgarden. I was so blown away by a request from such an amazing and legendary artist. Besides his great music and DJ sets, he is such a humble and nice person. Can't wait to meet him at ADE as well!

Famous last words?
As an artist, always be who you are, do what you want and what you feel comfortable with.


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Friday, 13 September 2019

Melodic Techno music producer NHOAH returns with latest song




It’s release day for NHOAH as he shares his latest track, ‘Between Vienna And The Stars’ via R.O.T respectortolerate. The track is marriage of synth melodies and techno, driven forward by state-of-the-art production technology. We previously featured NHOAH when he released, ‘I Can’t Satisfy You’. You can read that piece here.

Though NHOAH’s label is based in Berlin, he also has two studios in Vienna where he visits frequently to embrace the local music scene. This multitalented artist has also written two biographical short stories called ‘THE BERLIN DIARIES’, for the book ‘City Primeval’, by R. Carrithers and Luis Armand.

Ontop of this, he also released ‘Kohle Oel Erdgas - Ken Hayakawa´s & T Raum´s Climate Change Remix’ fifteen days ago. The track is devoted to his passion to bring down the super majors in the oil industry. “It is urgently necessary in the future to get along without KOHLE OEL ERDAGAS as an energy producer.”

When speaking about ‘Between Vienna And The Stars’, NHOAH tells us “Because of my live shows and DJ gigs, I am regularly in different cities. These short stays influence my artistry very much. The people in the streets as well as the audience on the dance floor are the most important factors, but also the districts where I live in the city, my breakfast, the subway, the nights, the skyline that appears with the first sunbeams, the posters on the walls and the music that comes from the cafés. Very often I’ve written songs directly after the shows, often in the morning before I fall into bed. Each of these tracks has become like a travel diary for me.”
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