Adam Beyer and his famed techno label Drumcode took over Tobacco Dock in London for a massive Halloween party, and his set is now out for revelers to relive their favorite IDs from the night.
Beyer has been busy as of late, recently coming off an EDC Orlando performance and the Drumcode showcase in Brooklyn at Avant Gardner.
Drumcode hosted not only the label head himself but a suite of heavy-hitting techno acts including Alan Jeweil, Wehbba, Pig&Dan, Layton Giordani, and Enrico Sangiuliano, to name a few.
The set has been uploaded to SoundCloud as part of Beyer’s latest installment in his Drumcode Radio Live series. Make sure to have a listen as he throws techno enthusiasts into the middle of his dark and twisting two-and-a-half-hour set.
Revisit Boys Noize‘s stellar mix from 2016 celebrating the work of two French house labels, Roulé and Crydamore. The two labels were owned by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo who would go on to form the legendary group Daft Punk. In their own right, the labels were driving forces in the late 90s French dance scene and would help set the stage for the immense success Daft Punk has gone on to enjoy.
The mix features an hour of tracks by Bangalter and Homem-Christo themselves, as well as label members Stardust, DJ Falcon, the Buffalo Bunch and more. Boys Noize’s factual tidbits scattered throughout the mix add some fascinating dance music history to the jubilant mix as well. “It was a little before Daft Punk released their first album, Homework,” Boys Noize says in the mix, “so it’s interesting to see how both of them already had great ideas, used the label as a playground but kept the best ideas for the Daft Punk project.” Listen below.
2019 has been quite the year for Finnish producer Yotto. The former Anjunadeep prodigy left the label in July to launch his own record label, Odd One Out. Midway through his world tour, his first mix under the new label has arrived.
“One One Out Mixtape 01” features 90 minutes of deep house and dance cuts, including several original IDs from Yotto himself.
“There’s a very bad episode of Friends where Chandler recycles an old mixtape from his former lover,” Yotto writes. “This is that mixtape. Music from me, my friends, my favourites and my enemies.”
If this stellar mix is a sign of what’s to come from the young label, Odd One Out should certainly top any deep house fan’s watch list.
It’s only natural that DJs spend time with other DJs. Common interests are one of the surest avenues to friendships. So when DJ friends come together to celebrate something exciting like the release of a new album, it’s only natural that they spin some records.
In this specific case, the album that was released is Floating Points‘ new alternative electronic odyssey, Crush, and his friends who joined him to spin are Jamie xx, Ben UFO, and Daphni.
All four of these artists have a widely catalogued public history. The number of times they’ve shared the stage or the booth is quite extensive, and while spectators of their sets are separate from their personal chemistry, their sonic chemistry is the stuff of legends. This quartet is bound by an affinity for the unusual and unconventional. Their sets can’t be defined by genre. Only by feeling and mood.
Together they united on NTS radio, where each of them have spun time and time again to honor Crush with three hours of tunes that will have listeners hitting Shazam after every single track.
In celebration of a rich cultural heritage, Los Angeles-based producer Boombox Cartel has released his highly-anticipated annual DIAS DE LOS MUERTOSmix. The Mexico native has long-dominated the bass scene with a multi-genre palate and variety of heavy-hitting sounds. Gaining massive recognition with tracks like “B2U”, the Mad Decent-signed act has toured extensively and collaborated with heavyweight bass counterparts including Flosstradamus, NGHTMRE, Bro Safari, and more.
Boombox Cartel performed at this year’s Lollapolooza and will make appearances at Lollapolooza Brazil 2020. Most recently, “All I Want” saw Boombox linking with California songwriter Griff Clawson.
Boombox Cartel’s fourth edition of the notorious DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS guarantees a bass-riddled landscape for the senses. Incorporating rap-tinged tracks, melodic-leaning breaks, and trap favorites, the one-hour mix will satisfy fans with Boombox originals like “Whisper” and “Moon Love” while simultaneously delivering dance mayhem. With no shortage of unreleased tracks queued, DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS IV is relentless in its showcase of Boombox Cartel’s bass arsenal.
In the benevolent spirit of All My Friends Music Festival, MK and Diplo took the decks together at the festival’s 2019 iteration to forge a sonic camaraderie by way of a back-to-back set. If the collaborative showing predated Diplo’s establishment of his house-centric new imprint, Higher Ground, the pairing might have appeared rather incongruent.
Yet, with Diplo’s choice to channel his late talents towards the house space in a more austere effort, the MK and Diplo matchup is natural—one sonic puzzle piece interlocks with another. Unsurprisingly, the duo’s live synergy is apparent from the set’s animated start to satiating finish.
Rife with upbeat house selects broadly situated in deep-house territory, MK and Diplo’s performance flaunts the producers’ shared ear for highly danceable cuts. As for Diplo specifically, the back to back, delivered from Skylight Row DTLA, is proof that he’s fit to spin alongside any established house entity.
Dimension is easily one of the hottest names in today’s drum ‘n’ bass scene, continuously flexing his production prowess on tracks like “Desire” and “Devotion.” Most recently, he released both an original, “If You Want To” and an accompanying remix of it shortly after.
When the UK producer announced he’d be taking over the airwaves at BBC Radio 1 for a two-hour Essential Mix, he also revealed the mix’s track list, giving listeners a hint at the madness to come. The mix aired on Oct. 26, and fans embraced the high-energy drum ‘n’ bass collection that kicked off with his self-crafted introduction and… Mozart?
“Requiem” proved to be the perfect lead-off for this rambunctious mix, as Dimension quickly ushered in the Camo & Krooked bootleg of Eric Prydz‘s “Opus.”
In the two hours that follow, Dimension takes listeners on a journey through many of his original tracks, sprinkling in drum ‘n’ bass favorites from acts like Sub Focus, Metrik, Culture Shock, and more.
Excision’s Lost Lands has been bass lovers’ haven since 2017, and the 2019 iteration of the festival proved to be no exception. Excision played an unrelenting two-hour lone set in addition to a b2b with Illenium, while other heavy-hitting acts during the festival included Zeds Dead, Borgore, NGHTMRE and more. The event took place between September 27-29, and some of the artists are now slowly releasing their full festival sets for fans to relive.
NGHTMRE is one of said artists, and the LA-based producer has now released his set from the festival for free download via his Soundcloud. The seventy-five-minute set is filled with dubstep and bass that will appeal to fans of heavy-hitting live sets.
NGHTMRE’s style has grown increasingly experimental and diverse over the years. He first became known for his expertise in purely low-end records that riled his crowds, but since then has delved into the realms of hip-hop, and even rock. The producer recently teamed up with Grabbitz for emotive single “Bruises” proving that despite a heavy tour schedule, new music is still always in his pipeline. Those who are craving an energetic start to their day can find the perfect morning mix in NGHTMRE’s Lost Lands set.
The low end activity that set attendees’ teeth chattering during Lost Lands‘ 2019 iteration has extended beyond Legend Valley to YouTube. Complete with aerial shots of the stage as it appeared during the live set, Excision‘s full-length Lost Lands appearance is now available in all of its climactic, two-hour glory.
Replete with the potent, unremitting bass for which the festival founder has come to be known, the showing positions Excision originals such as “Evolution” alongside efforts from other esteemed electronic entities. Streamers can catch the new ID that Excision presented at Lost Lands just before the 20-minute mark.
The producer recently confirmed the once anonymous inclusion to be a collaboration with Downlink on Twitter. Fortunately for bass enthusiasts everywhere, what happens in Legend Valley doesn’t stay in Legend Valley.
Eric Prydz seems to have an endless supply of unreleased material in his sonic arsenal, and one of his latest ventures further proves it. The 25th episode of EPIC Radio made its debut live on Apple Music on Oct. 11. It’s the first time the show has been broadcast in more than a year, and fans were eager to soak up a number of new IDs.