Good Morning Mix: A-Trak and Claude VonStroke drip in finesse on episode 177 of Night Owl Radio

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Insomniac CEO by day, electronic musician matchmaker by night, Pasquale Rotella has long been bringing dance music’s most dynamic DJs together under the Night Owl Radio umbrella–the most recent installment of the late-night serial not withstanding.

A credit to Rotella’s curative expertise, episode 177 of Night Owl Radio sees Rotella purvey two musical masterminds, A-Trak and Claude VonStroke, for a two-hour show that coalesces the freshest tracks of the moment. The satiating live mix is dead-set on feeding the speakers of all who tune in. Hot off their recent performances at Holy Ship! 12.0, A-Trak and Claude VonStroke prove they’re warmed up and ready to galvanize Night Owl Radio listeners to groove from the moment they each hop in the cut.

First up is A-Trak, who rounds up the records that comprise his Up All Night picks, before passing the sonic baton to Claude VonStroke. VonStroke steps in approximately an hour and a half into the installment, only to lay down a house-driven guest mix that is anything but tired. Listeners left wanting more can catch both A-Trak and Claude VonStroke at EDC Mexico, slated for February 23-24.

Good Morning Mix: Rinzen tears down Printworks London with atmospheric set

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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.

Good Morning Mix: Relive Adam Beyer and Cirez D’s b2b Hollywood performance

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There’s no better time than Friday to get lost in some techno. One devoted fan of Eric Prydz‘s alter ego Cirez D and 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.

Cirez D and Adam Beyer will be going b2b again this weekend in New York City.

Good Morning Mix: The Stickmen mash-up every crowd-pleaser in this Radar mix

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It’s about time to hop on The Stickmen wagon, for those who are not so aware of the name. The mysterious duo just performed sorcery on their latest “Radar” mix. Hailing from the UK, this pair is one of a kind in that their live performance fuses together digital drum kits and DJing. They utilize said drum machines as sample pads, allowing for well-timed live mash-ups and remixes of popular party tracks.

Created exclusively for Dancing Astronaut‘s “Radar” mix series, The Stickmen painted an hour-long sonic masterpiece, primed for any setting in need of an energy boost — or for anyone who’s been handed the aux but has clue what to play. The mix is chock full of powerful goodies that take listeners everywhere from a remix of Tiesto‘s “Jackie Chan” to Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” later finding themselves diverging through a mash-up of Fisher‘s “Losing It” and the Oliver Heldens classic “Gecko.”

The duo recently performed a Pre-Game set for Australia’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final and will be touring through the UK to finish up 2018.

 

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Good Morning Mix: The Stickmen mash-up every crowd-pleaser in this Radar mix

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Good Morning Mix: The Stickmen mash-up every crowd-pleaser in this Radar mixTHE STICKMEN PRESS SHOT

It’s about time to hop on The Stickmen wagon, for those who are not so aware of the name. The mysterious duo just performed sorcery on their latest “Radar” mix. Hailing from the UK, this pair is one of a kind in that their live performance fuses together digital drum kits and DJing. They utilize said drum machines as sample pads, allowing for well-timed live mash-ups and remixes of popular party tracks.

Created exclusively for Dancing Astronaut‘s “Radar” mix series, The Stickmen painted an hour-long sonic masterpiece, primed for any setting in need of an energy boost — or for anyone who’s been handed the aux but has clue what to play. The mix is chock full of powerful goodies that take listeners everywhere from a remix of Tiesto‘s “Jackie Chan” to Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” later finding themselves diverging through a mash-up of Fisher‘s “Losing It” and the Oliver Heldens classic “Gecko.”

The duo recently performed a Pre-Game set for Australia’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final and will be touring through the UK to finish up 2018.

 

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Good Morning Mix: Gorgon City dishes out house beats on new Cookout mix [Exclusive]

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Following a groovy disco mix from The Knocks, Sirius XM’s The Cookout enlists Gorgon City to go a bit deeper on the newest episode of its famed weekly mix series. With past episodes including Tchami, Malaa, Whethan, and more, things are set to literally “heat up” as the newly launched Diplo’s Revolution continues to develop its feature content.

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.

Good Morning Mix: Go underground with Claptone’s house-inflected Halloween mix

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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.

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Good Morning Mix: Groove to the 84th edition of The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape’

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The Magician has unveiled his latest edition of his Magic Tape mixtape series. Its 84th episode clocks in at over an hour, delivering a range of disco, hip-hop, house and generally groovy tunes in that time. The drop of the monthly mix follows the Belgian producer’s latest remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Side Effects” and Michael Calfan’s “It’s Wrong,” as well as his original “Build a Fire” released in summer 2018. Like magic, The Magician has managed to find a way to enchant fans and blend together a satisfying mixture of sonic elements for years on end, with no sign of slowing down. While each edition of the Magic Tapes series can be found on SoundCloud, listeners can also subscribe to the updated playlist on Spotify

 

Good Morning Mix: Hear Four Tet’s set from Lost Village 2018

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It’s still pretty early here on the West Coast, and thank goodness because Four Tet has shared a lengthy mix that needs to be shared with the universe. The English musician, producer and DJ released his live set from the Lost Village festival that took place this past August in Norton Disney, Lincolnshire in his home country. Full of Four Tet’s signature range of sounds —everything from progressive, disco, techno, house, really, and beyond  —the two-hour-plus mix marks is a ride that stimulates the senses while placing one in the perfect mental space to imagine hearing it at a festival. It also serves as the announcement of a fall tour for the artist, and is available as a rare free download in celebration. More information on the upcoming tour dates can be found on his website.

Good Morning Mix: Slide into your day courtesy of Ekali’s second Awakening Radio Session

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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.

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