Amber – Keep It Gone EP | mobilee

Amber – Keep It Gone EP | mobilee Comments

artworks-000086644533-2otafu-t500x500 Techno maestro Ambivalent returns to the warm embrace of house music once again for his new EP on mobilee under his Amber guise. Keep It Gone rounds up three rock solid house grooves packed with sweetly sonorous layers of synth and vocal, all wrapped up with techno sensibilities. All tracks are available to stream in full.  Available August 08, 2014. Killer poolside feels from mobilee yet again. From mobilee:
Kevin McHugh aka Ambivalent returns to Mobilee with his second full release under his more house-inclined alias Amber. Having launched the alias with the Waves of Grain EP in January, McHugh has already graced several parties as Amber this year, playing a classic NYC/Chicago house-influenced sets (with an Amber set at Richie Hawtin's ENTER. night at Space Ibiza set for September). Meanwhile McHugh continues to evolve his Ambivalent techno productions, with a hugely popular recent acid remix of Danny Daze on Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic label, and a collaboration with Michael L Penman on Tronic that continues to climb the techno charts. The Amber project is one of several McHugh is maintaining at the moment. Originally starting as part of the collaborative project Jake & Amber, their 'This Is Mine' release kickstarted a wave of creativity that allowed the NYC/Berlin producer to explore more melodic sounds influenced by the house music he loves. Having signed the first batch of productions to Mobilee, this second EP is led by perhaps the biggest of all the Amber tracks so far, 'Keep It Gone', which loops its insistent vocal hook over a continuously swelling and subsiding bassline, retaining a sharp acid edge to counterbalance the track's sweeter vocal-inflected side. This balancing act plays out in the EP's two other cuts, 'One Touch' and 'Pentagon', with both tracks constructed around ominous, powerful bass patterns, illuminated by flashes of synth melody and skittering vocal samples.
Julien Piacentino – Celeste EP | Inside Out Records

Julien Piacentino – Celeste EP | Inside Out Records Comments

When speaking about the new generation of musicians, Frenchman Julien Piacentino should be a familiar name within the conversation. Born in 1990, Julien’s career has already begun to blossom. A passionate DJ/Producer and co-founder of the Conflict Record Label, Julien has a signature sound embodying the darker side of minimal techno. With support by some of the most distinguished artists within the industry such as Richie Hawtin and Troy Pierce, it wouldn’t surprise me to see his project gain CONTINUE READING
Pacific Festival – Newport Dunes Resort & Marina | August 16th

Pacific Festival – Newport Dunes Resort & Marina | August 16th Comments Off

PACIFIC FESTIVAL is almost here and I can't think of a better way to celebrate the last couple of weeks of Summer.  Staying true to the outdoor, summer festival vibe, Pacific Fest returns with a new, more intimate, event concept and live music showcase at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, a superlative seaside venue in Newport Beach, CA. Collaborative Media has done a fantastic job of curating this seaside festival, as it has organically grown over the past few years. With the support of CONTINUE READING
NEWS: HARD Summer 2014 Set Times released

NEWS: HARD Summer 2014 Set Times released Comments

We have now reached the 3-day countdown to HARD Summer 2014 and the set times have just been released by our friends over at HARD Presents...! In standard festival fashion, let the frantic frenzy of deciding and scheduling begin for all of you diehards! Make sure you refer back to our MUST SEE suggestions [HERE] or below before making your finallist. Notice, with new location comes more change in the addition of the PINK, PURPLE & GREEN tents instead of the previous years of the Underground CONTINUE READING
Qtier – Set Me On (David August Remix)

Qtier – Set Me On (David August Remix) Comments

Innervisions whiz-kid David August has just previewed maybe his most striking production to date.  The cut is a remix for the mysterious duo Qtier's new single for the brand-new Spanish Fayer Records belonging to Edu Imbernon. Heavily atmospheric and contemplative. The preview comes to us about a month after Edu and Bambook's remixes and two months since the original mix was first shared.  You can check these out below. CONTINUE READING
Gardens of God – Glük EP | BOSO003

Gardens of God – Glük EP | BOSO003 Comments

It's no surprise that Mario Basanov's (aka Ten Walls') BOSO imprint is off to an amazing start.  After delivering one of summer's biggest (if not THE biggest) anthems Walking With Elephants, and the Tale of Us-supported Clouds from upcoming talent Few Nolder, BOSO picks up Gardens of God, who just recently impressed audiences with their debut, the Ys EP for Ellum. Gardens have previewed the first single from Glük, Voices From The Past, which you can preview below, and prove once again that CONTINUE READING
T.G.I.M. – Cari Lekebush | The Jellyfish/Opening Doors (2 Part DJ Set)

T.G.I.M. – Cari Lekebush | The Jellyfish/Opening Doors (2 Part DJ Set) Comments

This weeks T.G.I.M. comes to you courtesy of one of the most relentless techno deejays on the face of this planet, Cari Lekebush. This Swede is definitely cut from a much different cloth than the EDM main stage folk, made especially clear by this marathon of a  2-part deejay set. I had my first encounter with Cari at Lightning in a Bottle last year where he headlined the Woogie stage and where his set was classified by our greater group of friends as a "Techno bloodbath." To make the experience CONTINUE READING

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