Soliman – from Sade in Africa to Techno in Paris [Interview]
From listening to Sade and Wham in Africa to Techno in Paris…
Soliman has been at the forefront of the Paris techno scene since finishing his studies in International Business and deciding to DJ and promote parties in Paris full time. Since then he has never looked back, DJing across Paris and starting up his own night, Minimalyse This.
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Ranacat: Argentinian Band to Underground London DJ
From hip-hop funk rock influences to the sounds of London’s underground…
From Rosario, Argentina he started his music career as the lead singer of the band Reyno Babylon, with whom he chased the dream at the tender age of 20. Reyno Babylon went on to release an album which brung them into the limelight with one of their videos even getting played on MTV. Following their second album Ranacat decided it was time to take on some new experiences and he relocated to London, where his interest for electronic music spawned. It was there that he started DJing and promoting parties 10 years ago, where he played and such events as Word of Mouth, Toi Toi and Exstatic Sound.
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The Town at London’s Solid Grooves rooftop party
Coming to The Town…
Forged from two of Malta’s finest musical purveyors, ‘The Town’ fuses Carl Farrugia, alias Audiofreak, and Sean Sammut aka The Element, creating one of the most powerful musical collaborations to have ever emerged from the island.
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Tim Green – My Missing… [free track]
Tim Green giving something back to the fans…
Possessing the ability to effortlessly manoeuvre through the realms of house and techno, the many facets of Tim Green’s production dexterity is casting reflections in innumerable directions.
Experimenting across the spectrum of electronic music, whether putting out reverberating minimal techno of Amnesia peak-time kind-of-measures, or sprinkling some of that unmistakeable Tim Green charm over productions of popular appeal, his work is stamped by ingenuity, fearlessness and fun.
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Lee Brinx buzzing off every gig…
Looking forward to every gig, every weekend…
Words: Hector Westropp
Mr Lee Brinx. Say that name to any DJ that knows a thing or two about the house scene and they will instantly start smiling. Starting young, he made his name in the world of garage before moving on to the world of progressive house, before long finding himself out in Ibiza appearing at Space, Privilege, The Zoo project, El Divino and Es Paradis as well as gaining residency at the infamous Milk Bar.
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G-Sounds 13: Darin Epsilon
Darin Epsilon takes G-Sounds on a progressive journey…
Internationally acclaimed DJ, producer, radio host, and label owner Darin Epsilon is often referred to as a leader of the Progressive & Tech House scene. His ‘Perspectives’ radio show and podcast, along with his frequent guest appearances on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, allow him to reach out to listeners across the globe. He launched his record label ‘Perspectives Digital’ in November 2010 as an extension of the brand, further solidifying his influence and presence within the global dance community. To top it all, he was named one of the winners in John Digweed & Beatport’s DJ Competition during the summer of 2011.
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Carlo Lio mixes SCI+TEC Past, Present, Future
Music has a colour…
Words: Natasha Stokes
It’s been three years since SCI+TEC released its first and only Past/Present/Future mix, the compilation album where label boss Dubfire sliced and diced defining tracks to create a comp that was more mashup that a straight mix.
Now Carlo Lio is stepping to the plates for his own spin at reworking SCI+TEC past and present glory for this eclectic house and techno label. At the same time, he’s also launching his next EP on SCI+TEC, with other summer releases including an EP for Carl Cox’s INTEC, and remixes for SOMA, BANG BANG, MB Elektronics, and Lio’s own Rawthentic.
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Climbers – An Instant Breakthrough [Interview]
Climbers hit the scene with instant success…
Consisting of two high-school friends from Mexicali, Mexico, these ambitious amigos established the Climbers and embarked upon their musical journey almost 18 months ago to the day. Boasting very different styles of music and contrasting musical influences; Jay having already been a DJ for several years and Kiko coming from a Rock band, they are certainly not your most conventional underground music duo…Yet they both seem to share one-view, one fundamental vision, “to be happy with ourselves and also the music we make, to put our thoughts, feelings and just let it go with the flow”.
One year-on, and the Climbers have already released their first EP, ‘Law of Attraction’ on Droog’s infamous Culprit LA; a record which has enjoyed being timelessly played-out by the likes of Kiki, Art Department, Droog, James Teej, My Favorite Robot, Tanner Ross, Miguel Campbell and Catz n Dogz.
They are proving that they are not just a one EP wonder, with their latest release, coming swiftly after their first success. “My Life” is the second EP in only a month, which has been released on Nervous Records and keeps in line with the distinct Climbers sound. The title track is very much the prominent piece of the EP boasting a blissfully soft vocal, a track that is going to be played all through the summer, far and wide.
Their music can be characterised by classic house percussions, overwhelming baselines, old school vocal sampling and atmospheric pads, which inevitably always pushes all of the right buttons.
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