Boys Noize purveys a thrilling, warehouse-appropriate mix for ‘The Ransom Note’

With rampant overdrive and reverb, the warehouse music Alex Ridha pulls into yet another Boys Noize mix grabs its listeners by the chest and throws them into a dark dance floor filled with sonic booms, thuds, and hisses. In the culture surrounding this music one can find leather-clad punks bouncing from dusk to dawn to repetitive acid-synth arpeggios in clubs around the globe. A complex melting pot of techno, punk rock, and disco house gives Boys Noize the unique sounds and image many associate with the project.

There is something beautifully sinister to be found in the sweaty incantations that a mix like this places over its listeners. In this featured mix for The Ransom Note, Ridha teases out samples from and remixes of tracks in Mayday, his latest feature length album. Listeners can hear vocals from “Overthrow,” “Euphoria,” and “Midnight” cutting in and out between hypnotic kick drums and erratic breaks.

In an interview with The Ransom Note that accompanies the release of the mix, Ridha opens up about the inspiration, motivation, and history behind his music. Tracing his roots back to the 1980s house with names like Farley Jackmaster Funk, Steve Silk Hurley, Marshall Jefferson, and DJ Pierre, Ridha accounts his early days in DJing as a 15-year-old in Berlin gay and house clubs.

The atypical culture surrounding Boys Noize mentioned above seems rooted in Rihda’s 1990s experiences, such as seeing 2manyDJs mixing techno with punk-rock by Iggy & the Stooges. Ridha ends the mix by mixing punk rock with techno, enigmatic of the Boys Noize project, but also historically ironic because Iggy Pop hated techno. When interviewers ask, “what does your music sound like,” Ridha responds appropriately: it’s like “punching into a sunny side up egg.” Ridha’s jovial attitude brings to mind the yellow smiley face symbol iconic to acid house and adopted under the Boys Noize name for nostaligic merchandise. The interview is full of comical remarks by Ridha, and the mix features a transformed vocal with his unique “drink more water” introduction, which is a recurrent trope throughout many of his mixes.

Listen to the mix here:

H/T: The Ransom Note

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Layton Giordani – Good Violence (Original Mix)

Layton Giordani is a distinguished rising talent in the techno sphere, earning a spot on Drumcode in 2016 as part of the fifth A-Sides compilation. Now, he’s returning to his new home label to unleash his debut album Where It Begins, which will offer his growing fan base an intimate window into his creative explorations.

The first taste of the album comes in the form of “Good Violence,” a potent techno track which pummels listeners with crisp, yet hearty kicks and a smooth melodic progression that keeps a consistent flow until its finished. Vocal samples interspersed add a hint of retro appeal to the otherwise contemporary piece, making for yet another Drumcode classic while foreshadowing a high caliber album ahead for the blooming techno icon.

“Good Violence” will be released with the rest of Where It Begins on February 27.

Drezo takes on Tchami and Malaa’s ‘Prophecy’ [Free Download]

Techno is increasingly stepping out of the underground confines it was once relegated to, thanks to artists like BlackGummy, Rezz, and LA’s Andre Haglund. Better known as Drezo, the 26-year-old producer has a knack for pulsing, ominous techno, though releases from his catalog frequently experiment with evident hip-hop and house inspiration.

For his latest offering, Haglund sticks to his warehouse roots with a dark new remix. Crafting an aggressive flip on Tchami and Malaa‘s “Prophecy,” the producer brands the once buoyant house tune with his sinister techno seal. Marking his first release of 2017, Haglund is offering up his remix free of charge.

Modifying the original with slight shifts in tempo and melody, the “Guap” producer swaps Tchami and Malaa’s playful bounce for a pummeling bassline. Chopping and layering the original’s sample selection with a heavy dose of reverb, Drezo adds another ace remix to an already impressive arsenal of inventive reworks.


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Dave Clarke Protests Trump, Refuses To Play In US While He’s President

It was recently announced that “The Baron of Techno,” Dave Clarke, will not be performing in the US for the next four years. This comes after our 45th president was sworn into office this month and a subsequent uproar from the masses occurred. Clarke announced this news on his Facebook last week stating, “I simply cannot consider coming to the US professionally when there is a Misogonyst Narcissist Racist President in office.”

Considering Clarke has been an influential member of the techno community for over three decades now, this might come as a shock to many. This will inevitably stir up some conflict from both Trump supporters and Trump haters that are members of Clarke’s fan base. Clarke states that even if he wanted to, he most likely would not be able to renew his work visa anyway due to Trump’s “‘Hire American’ policy.”

We will be missing something in our clubs for the next four years to say the least. However, I hope more influential artists take a stand like Clarke did in the coming months. You can see the entire Facebook post below:


H/T Dancing Astronaut | Featured Image from Club Culture

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Source: Dave Clarke Protests Trump, Refuses To Play In US While He’s President

Nina Kraviz announces new psychedelic sister-label to трип

Russian DJ and producer, Nina Kraviz has always been an advocate for pushing psychedelic, experimental artists into today’s dance music spotlight. Since establishing her innovative label трип (pronounced ‘Trip’) in 2014, Kraviz has remained a pioneer for top production and mind-bending music.

Recently, Kraviz announced the exciting news that she will be launching a sister label to трип, called GALAXIID. The new label is reported to focus on experimentally psychedelic ambient music, and will release books in addition to artists’ music.

Two acts have already been pegged for the first few releases on the label – Russia’s Species of Fish and Icelandic pioneer, Biogen, who has an album forthcoming on трип. GALAXIID also reportedly aims to put out compilations of abstract sounds from Japan and psychedelia from 1970s Russia.

GALAXIID’s first event will be held March 25 at Printworks, a new 5,000 capacity music and arts venue based in London. Nina Kraviz and Luke Vibert will headline the show, with supporting live performances provided by 808 State, Aleski Perala, Bjarki, Doppleffekt, and PTU.


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Guy J – Diagonal (Original Mix)

An air of dark, hypnotic beauty presides over Guy J productions – a power which the Israeli progressive wizard employs in his latest, “Diagonal.” It’s positioning as the B-side to his MDQ/Diagonal EP fits its identity perfectly as “MDQ’s” darker cousin, cruising through tantalizing and deep synth melodies sprinkled with exotic elements which give the mind something new to latch onto with each listen. Sharp, yet lush percussion pierces this entrancing overlay, adding a meditative drive that adds to the finesse “Diagonal” exudes.

MDQ/Diagonal releases through Guy J’s Lost&Found imprint on January 27. The release follows up his brief return to his original home label Bedrock in the form of an equally seductive “2026.”

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The BPM Festival – Day 2 – All Day I Dream: Event Review

Have you ever had a dream so big and memorable you have to share it will all your friends and family? That’s exactly what Lee Burridge did, he wanted to create a place an own world where we can all be free and happy and to savor every magical moment possible. All Day I Dream

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Tomorrowland makes big stage announcements for 2017

Tomorrowland has just made some exciting new announcements for their 2017 stage setups, which will be backed by some of today’s biggest electronic music superstars and leading record labels. Yesterday, January 19, Canadian record label, Monstercat made headlines across the internet as they announced they will be hosting their own stage at the European festival, which kicks off July 21 in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland has announced their community-driven theme to be “Amicorum Spectaculum,” meaning “show of friends” in Latin. As the theme’s name suggests, its primary goal is to promote unity between festival-goers and genres of all different demographics.

Alongside Monstercat, stages will be hosted by major labels such as Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune, Martin Garrix’s STAMPD Record, and more. Other genre-specific collectives such as I Love Techno and hardstyle’s Q-Dance will host stages at the event as well.

The festival’s second weekend will bring forth further notable entity partners, with stages hosted by the likes of Spinnin’ Records, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance, Eric Prydz’s PRYDA, and more.

Tomorrowland’s melange of different sounds and genres, which includes over 65 collectives, labels, and artists, will easily mark the sprawling gathering as one of the most highly anticipated events of this year. With an already stacked assortment of genre-leading pioneers, we are all eagerly standing by for the stages’ lineup announcements to be made this coming Monday, January 23.

View the full list of Tomorrowland 2017 stages below:

tomorrowland 2017 stages

H/T: MusicTimes, Your EDM

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Drumcode Artist, Timmo, Premieres Detonating 4 Track EP

Adam Beyer‘s label, Drumcode, just released a banging four track EP; “DC168“, that is sure to sweep tech DJ’s sets across the country. Timmo, the producer of the EP, is native to Bulgaria and had been composing music since he was 14. He has been supported by the likes of Richie Hawtin and Dubfire but also mixed

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Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL – Jungle Party

Day 2 of The BPM Festival, January 7th it was a clear gorgeous night. The highly anticipated return of its signature event YA’AH MUUL, The Jungle party. If you don’t know what the jungle is, it’s where the people from BPM transform a secluded area away from the city into the jungles of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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