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Anthony-Collins

Anthony Collins – Lie To Me

As a DJ/producer/label owner, Anthony Collins is a man of many talents. Since first landing on the decks as a young 17-year-old in France to holding down some of New York’s finest parties and uncovering new talent from different corners of the globe, Collins remains…

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Kabale und liebe releases his debut album ‘Realitivity’

As a successful DJ and producer, co-owner of the irrepressible Soweso record label (launched in 2009 with fellow Dutchman, Lauhaus) Liron van Daalen (aka Kabale und Liebe) is constantly striving for the highest level of quality throughout everything he does. After building up a solid…

Acumen

Podcast 44 Acumen

The 44th podcast in our ongoing sequence is recorded by Acumen. Antoine ‘Acumen’ Garcia is a busy man. A label owner, a DJ, a producer, a live act, a pharmacist and a father, he’s a man who leads numerous different lives. Even so, it’s his…

Breach

Breach – Artis

Multi-faceted producer and DJ Ben Westbeech has accomplished something that eludes most artists – after ten years in the industry he successfully stands with “one foot in the underground, one in the commercial” – and nowhere is this more apparent than on his first release…

Edu-Imbernon

Stream Edu Imbernon’s new single ‘Dalt’

Valencia’s Edu Imbernon has carved out a stellar reputation for his vibrant and colourful club constructions since first breaking onto the scene back in 2009 with the extraordinary ‘El Baile Alemán’. With further releases on Suara, Get Physical and his own label Eklektisch, as well…

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Borrowed Identity – Bang Bang Boogie EP

FINA Records marks its fifteenth release this March/April with Borrowed Indentity’s ‘Bang Bang Boogie’, a four-track single of rugged house and disco grooves. Romanian born now Germany based Borrowed Identity has been releasing gradually creeping out his electronic compositions since late 2011, releasing through reputable…

Scuba

Preview all four tracks from Scuba’s ‘Phenix 1’ EP

Ahead of the release of Scuba’s hotly-anticipated ‘Phenix 1’ EP, exclusive preview clips for all four tracks have been made available to stream. With ‘Cyanide’ given it’s coveted first play by iconic selector Pete Tong, as well as subsequent plays from fellow BBC Radio 1…

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Glimpse – Baretta

Chris Spero has been at the cutting edge of house and techno for many years now, with landmark releases for labels such as Planet E and Hypercolour as Glimpse whilst his recent reinvention as Dense & Pika (alongside Alex Jones) for Hotflush has seen him…

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ICONS Series

Dave Clarke

ICONS; Dave Clarke – Wisdom to the Wise

ICONS; Dave Clarke – Wisdom to the Wise In the second half of the nineties, no one was bigger than Dave Clarke, setting new standards for European techno with his ‘Red’ trilogy and taking dancefloors by storm with his thunderous DJ-sets. Twenty years later the…

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ICONS; Kevin Saunderson – The Groove That Won´t Stop

ICONS; Kevin Saunderson - The Groove That Won´t Stop It’s almost impossible to overestimate Kevin Saunderson’s influence on modern electronic music. Saunderson was instrumental in inventing techno in the mid-eighties with fellow pioneers Juan Atkins and Derrick May (a fellowship often referred to as The Belleville…

Kerri Chandler interview

ICONS; Kerri Chandler – Order Through Kaoz

Kerri Chandler has been every true house music lover’s favorite producer and DJ since the early nineties. He’s one of the most important innovators of modern deep house, soulful house and garage, serving as a major guiding light for the New York and New Jersey…

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Acumen

Podcast 44 Acumen

The 44th podcast in our ongoing sequence is recorded by Acumen. Antoine ‘Acumen’ Garcia is a busy man. A label owner, a DJ, a producer, a live act, a pharmacist and a father, he’s a man who leads numerous different lives. Even so, it’s his…

Monsieur Cedric

Podcast 43 Monsieur Cedric

Podcast number 43 is recorded by Cedric Sabras, better known as Monsieur Cedric. Cedric is French but prefers to be called a ‘world citizen’ after living in no less than ten different countries. Cedric loves music, basically any kind of music, as long as it sounds…

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Podcast 42 Liam Geddes

Podcast number 42 is recorded by Liam Geddes. Liam is a young producer/DJ hailing from the small simple city of Milton Keynes, UK. His love of music came from a very early age when his family would play all kinds of records ranging from; house,…