Rinzen has had a monumental 2018. From deepening his ties to the mau5trap community with his “Monophobia” remix and Exoplanet EP, to touring some of the UK’s finest underground venues, the LA-based artist has shown serious development. To cap off his year, Rinzen has now shared his set from Printworks London back in November.
Cycling through his own tracks (released and unreleased) and killer cuts from Maceo Plex, Stephan Bodzin, Tale of Us, and more, Rinzen offers up some prime techno that packs both hard-hitting beats and ambient textures. Reflecting on the night, Rinzen notes that Printworks “was hands down the coolest venue [he’s] ever played, and one of [his] favorite set’s [he’s] performed as well.” With one of London’s craziest venues under his belt, we can only expect bigger and better things coming from Rinzen in 2019.
There’s no better time than Friday to get lost in some techno. One devoted fan of Eric Prydz‘s alter ego Cirez Dand Drumcode boss Adam Beyer has promptly delivered just that. The two had a one-of-a-kind performance at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium on November 23, going back-to-back for three hours of blinding production and dark tunes. The venue even extended its hours until 4 a.m. for the appearance.
The YouTube user’s steady hand captures perfectly the energy in the room, and, of course, the top-notch light work and mixing from the pair as they slowly build the energy in the room to its maximum energy.
The English duo is sure to include some of their latest jams, including select “Terrace Dub” reworks from their recently released Escape album and a remix of Weiss’ 2018 hit, “Feel My Needs.” They maintain the house-heavy vibes with a Lane 8 remix, Karma Kid & Fono’s recent collaboration “Clap Your Hands,” Rampa’s two-year-old “Necessity,” and other prime selections.
Gorgon City is currently on their Escape Live tour, with stops in Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more, rolling the train through February 2019. Head here for tickets and more info.
Claptone introduced a different connotation of “haunted house” in his Halloween mix, originally released in 2017. With the month of October at its peak, Claptone’s Halloween effort warrants revisitation, and it is accordingly with an enticing wave of his white gloves that Claptone invites listeners to delve into two hours of sumptuous, soulful house selects. A sleek underground spin on the traditionally trap and bass-laden Halloween sound, the mix is a collection of mid to downtempo tracks that fluidly unfurls with each second. Claptone subtly imbibes the spirit of the Halloween season in the production through deliberate song choice — Ordonez’s “The Spell,” for instance, occupies a mellifluous several minutes of the mix. A dark take on Talking Heads’ “Pyscho Killer” only further underscores Claptone’s attention to the inclusion of the spookiest sonic subject matter.
Eerie synths that stab on occasion, and thrillers of spoken vocal parts augment the mix’s hair-raising quality. In the titular fashion of Claptone’s sophomore album, the modern house revivalist’s sensation building Halloween mix should bring out the “fantast” in each listener this Halloween season.
Ekali has released the second session of his Awakening Radio Series series on Sirius XM‘s Insomniac channel. He is currently setting off on a tour in celebration of the recent release of his Crystal Eyes EP, and fans wanting a taste of what’s in store for his live performance can dip into his radio shows and SoundCloud mixes.
The hour-long mix for Awakening Radio has calming aspects, along with an infusion of club-worthy tracks. The producer is known for his diversity in both original releases and his sets, and Awakening Radio Session 002 is certainly a tribute to this. House is predominant throughout, however electro, hip-hop, and bass make appearances, as well. For those wanting a smooth entrance into their day, look no further than Ekali’s newest radio session.
It was The Knocks‘ turn for a feature on Sirius XM’s The Cookout, dishing out a groovy hour of classic house and disco vibes. Aired weekly on Diplo’s Revolution, the mix series is set to showcase some quality talent for the remainder of 2018, including fan favorites Malaa, Gorgon City, Boys Noize, and more.
Kicking off with Aroop Roy’s recently released disco track “What I Love,” the track list also includes some of the duo’s original content, with a “2K18 dance edit” of the their hit single “Classic,” and a Purple Disco Machine remix of “Ride Or Die” (also a vocal edit). With a some 2018 gems and an Aretha Franklin mashup to close out, this mix is packed with feel-good jams that’ll brighten anyone’s morning commute.
The NY-based producers will embark on their 2019 tour with a NYE performance at Mezzanine San Francisco. Head here for tickets and a complete list of tour dates.
Dr. Fresch began his radio show The Prescription nearly three years ago. Since then, it’s boasted guests of all kinds, including Win and Woo, Cazztek, and AC Slater to ring in the show’s 50th episode. But Dr. Fresch doesn’t just use his platform to welcome successful contemporaries for good chat and a guest mix, as for his latest episode he’s welcomed up and coming act JVMPKICK to make their mark. Like Dr. Fresch himself, the LA-based duo’s music falls somewhere in between house and bass music, with gritty groove at their disposal. Following 30 minutes of IDs and new edits from Dr. Fresch, JVMPKICK make themselves known with a wide-ranging guest set that feels welcoming to just about any house fan.
The Prescription airs every other Monday at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST on Insomniac Radio on SiriusXM.
Nineteen-year-old wunderkind Whethan is the latest artist to be featured on electronic powerhouse Diplo‘s Diplo & Friends radio show, and he wastes no time debuting new music at the kickoff of his hour-long mix. The catchy ID features future pop chords, and fans are speculating that the track may be released later this week.
Whethan is known for his performance versatility thanks to his ability to weave hip-hop into dubstep and then switch gears to chilling future bass tunes. This mix showcases just that, and listeners are taken on a sonic journey through Whethan’s own original releases, hip-hop tunes, and of course, some new Disclosure to get the mix started right. Anyone looking for a smooth mix to get their day going, look no further — Whethan’s got this covered.
Oliver Smith firmly planted his finger on the pulse of trance music from the very moment that the musical heart of Anjunabeats began to palpitate, and he’s kept it there ever since. Smith’s leadership in the mixing and ensuing release of what would go on to become Anjunabeats’ most commercially successful compilation to date, Anjunabeats Worldwide 08, evidences the ever-ascending momentum of the inaugural artist that the Anjuna imprint would sign.
Smith’s succession of melodic progressive house and trance-leaning singles only further exemplifies Smith’s productive finesse and provides an extensive catalog of selections for Anjunabeats’ “Best of Oliver Smith 2001-2018 Continuous Mix.” The three-hour effort shuffles through some of Smith’s finest offerings, intermingling Smith productions with releases from fellow Anjuna entities like Meramek, Above & Beyond, and Spencer Brown to make for an ambient mix.
The aftermath of 2018’s edition of Burning Man has left burners with audio relics reminiscent of past times. One of those is Tycho‘s sunrise set from the Black Rock desert on August 30. It’s everything fans would expect from Scott Hansen and is padded with stretching ambiance, downtempo percussion, and soothing melodies. When thinking of Tycho, sunrise set at Burning Man fits the comparison. The relaxing set is an exploration of sounds and slow-paced rhythms that don’t fit the typical EDM night scene, making it a perfect morning mix.
The American musician, composer, songwriter, producer, photographer, and designer thanked Weval for the mix inspiration, along with Rob Garza, Willits, Glue70, Kiyoka and the Dusty Rhino Crew for making it Tycho’s set special every year at Burning Man.
Fila Brazillia – A Zed And Two L’s
King Of Woolworths – Bakerloo (Main Titles)
Squarepusher – Iambic 5 Poetry
DJ Krust – Soul In Motion
Aphex Twin – IZ-US
Tycho – Adrift
PFM – One & Only
Art Feynman – Slow Down
Weval – Thinking Of
Glue70 – Til You Say
Com Truise – Flightwave
Melanie De Biasio – Afro Blue
James Holden – 10101
Voyage – Dynamic
Weval – It’ll Be Just Fine
Roman Flügel – 9 Years (DJ Koze Remix)
Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush
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Pluko – l o v e
Aleksandir – Yamaha
Chrome Sparks – Moonraker
Kölsch & Tiga – HAL
Bicep – Glue Original Mix
Chrome Sparks – All There Is
Tycho – Awake