Lane 8 showcases serene soundscapes in new winter mixtape

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Lane 8 has squared away 2018 with the release of his winter mixtape. He’s gracefully arranged four lengthy mixes over the course of 2018 that uniquely embody the not just the nature of their respective seasons, but the transformative essence of those seasons changing.

Through his fall 2018 mixtape, Lane 8 sonically thread warm and bright vibrations together with the moods evoked of changing colors and longer nights. His summer mix set the scene for waves crashing on beaches and warm breezes. The spring mixtape took listeners into this year with grace, through a soundscape that pollen could dance on. With each mix Lane 8 has accomplished the personal, trying, and unique feat of giving a portion of time — and the change that happens during that time — a sonic stamp.

The winter 2018 mixtape is no exception. Through four hours of fluid mixing and careful, hand-picked arrangement, Lane 8 has given this winter his stamp. Starting in with his own remix of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices,” Lane 8 starts guiding his listeners into the mix, gliding over the icy inhibitions and harsh winds of the season. By an hour and a half into the mix, he hits listeners with the Yotto edit of Fatima Yamaha’s haunting “What’s a Girl to Do.” Through the acts of Jon Hopkins, Rampa, Eelke Kleijn, Black Coffee, Dirty South, the crews of Anjunadeep, All Day I Dream, and many more, Lane 8 finds an enjoyable, quintessential feeling that unifies the chill of winter with the warmth within people who not only withstand the cold it but love it.

Lane 8 has been putting these seasonal mixes for a few years now, and with each passing year, they’ve become more refined and more needed, bringing out the best of each season. This winter mix evokes visions of fur rugs, fireplaces, and snow falling softly outside wooden-frame windows — cozy spots where one would hope to be posted for a quick four hours in the upcoming months. Now, thanks to Lane 8, those moments have a perfect soundtrack.

Solomun reupholsters Keinemusik’s ‘You Are Safe’ into sinister peak time detonator

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Solomun’s reupholstered Keinemusik  Rampa, Adam Port, &ME’s — “You Are Safe,” once the brooding synth-led intro of the eponymous album, into a compelling peak time detonator.

Imbuing electro elements into its sinister prelude, Solomon still allows the soundscape to slowly unfold, just with deeper dance elements ensuring its listeners that all paths lead to the dance floor.

With a solid 4/4 foundation at its core, Solomun meets the track’s staccato percussion maze and synths with simultaneous escalation. “You Are Safe” ultimately explodes into an almighty floor shaker, and will undoubtedly see out its life across floors worldwide soon.

Photo Credit: Erik Voake

Solomun reupholsters Keinemusik’s ‘You Are Safe’ into sinister peak time detonator

This post was originally published on this site

Solomun’s reupholstered Keinemusik  Rampa, Adam Port, &ME’s — “You Are Safe,” once the brooding synth-led intro of the eponymous album, into a compelling peak time detonator.

Imbuing electro elements into its sinister prelude, Solomon still allows the soundscape to slowly unfold, just with deeper dance elements ensuring its listeners that all paths lead to the dance floor.

With a solid 4/4 foundation at its core, Solomun meets the track’s staccato percussion maze and synths with simultaneous escalation. “You Are Safe” ultimately explodes into an almighty floor shaker, and will undoubtedly see out its life across floors worldwide soon.

Photo Credit: Erik Voake

Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Rampa

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Rampa

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which the Campout ventures eastward for its first time to enjoy a sunny jaunt in Florida amidst the winter months. Ahead of its East Coast debut, we assembled a batch of artist “counselors” from the roster and grilled them on camping memories, their careers, and more.

The name “Rampa” bespeaks a caliber of musical production and an attention to detail that is continually evinced by the releases stamped with the name. Since 2009, the German producer has grown to become a marker of musical mastery and dexterity in the electronic sector, with his music appearing on a diverse body of imprints, including Cocoon, Innervisions, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, and Crosstown Rebels, among others.

A constituent of the three-part Keinemusik collective which defines itself as a “little DIY cosmos,” Rampa is joined by Adam Port and &ME as they work to spread the musical message of their brand & label of the same name. Rampa’s individual productions, but also as a stimulating collaborative platform for the trio. One particularly memorable release of theirs is their first album, Are You Safe, which came out in November of 2017.

Rampa’s prowess as a producer is not only powerful, but potently so — hence his inclusion on the lineup for Dirtybird Campout East’s inaugural iteration. His recent increased focus on the intricacies of music production can be expected to seamlessly translate into a live performance at St. Cloud that will be nothing short of complex, and nothing less than stunning in its construction.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment thus far?
To be able to cancel all shows, stay home, chill and create music that is relevant to me.

Where do you find the most inspiration to create new music?
By being offline and chill…the less I have on my ‘to do’ list, the easier the ideas come. Being bored for me is a positive thing. I wish the whole world could shut the f*ck up a few days per year. Imagine how dope that would be. After that, we party hard again of course 😉

What essential camping items can you not live without?
That’s a nice question…the answer is maybe not so thrilling: a knife, a lighter, and a drum.

How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?
Easily. I grew up on a farm in the blackforrest. I’d build a hut, hunt, and would enjoy one week of quiet chill time.

What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout East?
To listen to nice music on a nice sound system in nature.

What is your craziest camping memory?
Not super crazy but the only memory…I went camping only one time in my life. Second day I met this girl, she stayed in a hotel nearby…lucky me, rest of the trip I slept in the hotel too

 If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Uff that question is a little mean…I see &ME and Adam [Port] all the time anyways, so it would be DJ Tennis, Green Velvet, and Seth [Troxler] I think

New London club will open its doors with monstrous 27-hour New Years line-up featuring Âme, Ben Klock, Rødhåd & more

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London is adding a new chapter to its dance music history books with the opening of a new late-night venue over New Years Eve weekend.

E1 London is a former factory that’s been transformed into a vast, world-class music space, simply waiting to host the who’s who in established and emerging talent from the global dance realm.

The new club will be opening on NYE weekend and is boasting a stellar 27-hour lineup in honor of the occasion. E1’s presenting an enticing array of melodic and electronic heavyweights such as Âme, Mano Le Tough, Kiasmos, and Denis Horvat. In the early hours of New Years’ Day, E1 will be moving into a more intense sonic style with the Klockworks boss Ben Klock holding it down, plus a number of fervent sets from Rødhåd, Planetary Assault Systems, and more.

E1 London also promises a state of the art audio experience as it has collaborated with Sound Services Ltd on a new bespoke, integrated Funktion-One sound system for the venue.

 

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Tickets are available here.

H/T: Mixmag

 

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