Having emerged from the Canadian and Berlin house and techno scene, 33 year old producer and DJ Noah Pred gives us a cosmopolitan taste and an urban feel in his new track.
With use of 808 sounding drums and phasing, robotic and nasal sounding synths, it’s easy to feel lost within the late 1980s/early 1990s. It’s a reminder of the music that was played during the early days of acid house. For a DJ and music producer that has played an active role within dance music for over 10 years, it wouldn’t be surprising if there was an acid house influence. And behind the influence, perhaps it was the transfer from one continent to another.
Overall, Find Your Way is a clean minimal track that includes a variety of glitchy, blippy and futuristic sounds. There is even use of a vocal sample that’s been given a run through a vocoder. It’s catchy and the structure builds steadily. As the track builds the combination of all instruments each stand out. There is a great deal of space between instruments in the mix. It would be interesting to see how Noah Pred would mix this in to other tracks.
If the minimal, acidic, techno feel is your style of music, Find Your Way is to be released on 9th July (Affin).
Fresh out of the underground dance music scene comes a deep house music remix of Sound Dealers, by German music producer Langenberg. It’s no surprise that Germany has been one large convention for present and future boffins of the dance floor.
Hi-hats rattle prominently throughout the track. Bongo percussion and the kick drums have such a striking amount of warmth and depth. Digital organ sounding synths sit gently on top of the percussion and bass, and are layered beautifully underneath the vocals. String chords compliment the track. The vocals are powerful and haunting, without overpowering the other instruments.
The remix is intriguing and hypnotic. It’s easy for the listener to fully engage and follow in the direction of where the track goes. At times deep house remixes can be challenging when finding what elements to extract from the original song. Having listened to the production and mix of the Langenberg remix, it shows the brilliant attention to detail paid.The track is now available to download from Beatport
Berlin Music Week 2012 September 5th-9th 2012 Described as the “city of transition”, Berlin has attracted a phenomenal amount of global interest through its unique music events. With venues such as Berghain/ Panoramabar harvesting the best sounds and causing an explosion of deep underground house and techno that infiltrates the airwaves, it’s no wonder the curiosity reaches beyond the history of the German capital. Business-(Unternehmen) If you have experienced or are yet to see the wonders of Berlin, a 5 … Continue reading →
Cedric Gervais brings the rare Marseilles/Miami combination to you, that is perhaps the main source of inspiration when he created Playa. As a veteran on the Ibiza circuit and having one of his tracks as Pete Tong favourite, it’s no wonder the warmth and sweet melodies flow smoothly down the ear canal. And if you’re an Ibiza veteran like Cedric, you will most likely hear this on the Space terrace.
Ibiza nostaligia aside, the track begins with pumping and jacking synths, attention to detail on basslines, kick and snare drums. Alluring synthetic organs flow beautifully in the breakdown. Post breakdown, the pumping continues. A great sense of warmth continues to sustain throughout.
Cedric’s main strength on this production was to create a melodic funky fusion without a cheesy formula. And incorporating elements of world music in to his tracks, generates a multi-cultural fusion of house music from different continents. Playa is great for listening everywhere and will the one to look out for this summer.
Fresh out of Argentina, comes fresh tech house to our ears. If you have been overloaded with sugary chart-friendly house, simply starved of the dark side, or forever addicted to dance music, fear no more. Jonas Kopp’s minimalistic approach shows off the mix of all instruments in the song.
The wide spacing and amount of emphasis of low equalising on the kick drum, creates depth, whilst the hi-hat layers over like a thin sheet of ice on a frozen lake. Complimenting both parts are distorted strings that phase in and out and synthetic effects that echo.
Anklad demonstrates that Jonas has a flare for filling as much space of a rave with hypnotic grooves. It’s as though he has focused on sound engineering and acoustics aspects, in order to capture peoples minds. Maxumi was fascinated to learn that Jonas uses the same approach in live shows. For Jonas 2012 has kicked off with remixes. In May, he will be touring Europe. It is predicted that 2012 is his year.
The fast evolving techno music is not just a musical genre, but a massive tribe. And to compliment that tribal feel is DJ and Producer Jon Gurd. The drums are industrial, as though they were recorded inside a large warehouse, creating nostalgic memories of Warehouse Parties and basement clubs that closely resemble the set of Hellraiser. The bassline is so deep, it could cause a tidal wave strong enough to empty out the Pacific Ocean. And the icing on the … Continue reading →
Especially for you Get your teeth stuck in to flavoursome house music. Think soulful harmonies and summer, and forget that the cold snap in the UK had ever happened. Lose yourself in the disco and feel the music.
You’re in for a treat from the Italian producer that brought you “Satisfaction” and “Cinema”. Benny has tastefully created uplifting house music for decades, and now he is back with remix of a house classic.
Marshall Jefferson’s 1986 hit, ” Move your Body” is an iconic house music track that brought life to the underground parties, at the beginning of a rave revolution. Since the beginning, future generations of DJ’s and Producers have been inspired by tracks like this. Now that dance music is stronger than ever, and with new artists bursting in the scene almost faster than the speed of sound, we can’t help but wonder how the classics would sound if they were written almost 26 years later.
The piano section at the beginning has been replaced with a collective of strings and brass synths, the track eases in smoothly. A longer and digital reverb has been added to compliment the polished re-work of the backing track. Some of the original elements of track were incorporated in to the remix such as the main hook, 808 sounding drums and the piano. More bass has been added to emphasise the bass drum, whilst sounding plucky. Benny Benassi has always brought fresh ideas to the table. Having been in the music industry since the late eighties, Benny doesn’t only move the times, he is one step ahead.