One big fat techno playlist.

  1. Zakari & Blange | Upper – dark & hefty; get your pounding techno fix here
  2. George FitzGerald | Full Circle (Denite Remix) – dreamy melodic remix of this GFitzG anthem
  3. SecSee | Odyssey To Anyoona – warm, euphoric sounds for that hands in the air dance floor moment
  4. Trulyors | Parallel – punchy, driving track with choppy vocal chords
  5. The Acid | Red (Olaf Stuff Remix) – a glitchy, minimalist piece with warm vocals and soft percussion
  6. Sun Glitters | Waving Marinella -delicate and soothing with one hefty bass synth at its heart
  7. Copilco | Shipwreck – a dreamy, minimal techno piece that will take you into outer space
  8. Paul Felix | Oscar Goes Hollywood (GNTN Remix) – strong melodic synths and real dance floor energy; one hell of a remix from the GNTN boys



INCREMENTS is an art collective that ‘targets senses to trigger emotion’ working across three disciplines: sound, events and art. Established in 2014 by brothers Ross and Evan Lelliott, the duo have produced a really impressive portfolio of work so far, working with lots of exciting brands including Adidas, Harrods and the Tate Modern. Earlier this year they transformed a World War II bunker into an art installation as part of Dalston’s Land of Kings Festival (see it here) and they’ve been busy creating all sorts of wonderful things from t-shirt designs to record sleeves to films.

They also have excellent taste in electronic music – which is why we’re featuring them on TTK! Their whole concept takes a little bit of all the things we love about the underground music scene and brings them together with some stylish Increments magic to create a live experience to titillate the senses.

Their core project, a mix series entitled VITAMINS, explores music that covers a spectrum of moods and expressions, from laid back dub to instrumental melodica. Each mix comes complete with its own hypnotic vertical light installation, converted into graphic artwork for use online. Each mix experience is complimented with a conceptual cocktail list, yum. Get stuck into Vitamin E below…

Increments Live audio-visual show | Oslo, Hackney | Saturday 21 November | 00.00—03.00

Increments presents a unique live 3-hour audio-visual show in Oslo’s newly established Green Room. Expect a mesmerising and hypnotic experience complimented with dark cinematic sounds, with expert selectors Dixon Avenue Basement Jams curating and headlining the main room | facebook event 

We love Increments’ work. Their projects offer an original underground experience. With so much creative talent, we can’t wait to see what they have in store next.

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Three years ago we discovered the wonderful sounds of HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) and we’ve been in love ever since. The electronic double act consists of Anna Müller and Paul Wallner who both hail from Vienna, Austria. They leapt into the underground scene with their debut EP ‘Dogs’ and have since grown exponentially, receiving critical acclaim from the release of a multitude of EP’s and two albums (2012 self-titled ‘HVOB’ and 2015 ‘Trialogue’).

HVOB have a very distinct sound which bridges the gap between techno and ambient electronica nicely. The combination of Anna’s dreamy vocals over minimalistic beats and melodies creates a really unique sound that has set them apart and caught the attention of the world. Their success has generated interest from a multitude of notable producers including Stimming, andhimScuba, DJ Tennis, Gui Boratto and Oliver Koletzki (the head honcho of their label, Stil Vor Talent), who have each twisted the HVOB sound resulting in a series of fantastic remixes.

We’ve been dying to catch the duo play live; with a European tour under their belt, HVOB are currently on a world tour. We’ve been watching eagerly for a London date and (after three years of anticipation) we were beyond excited when we saw a London date on their schedule – Oval Space, playing alongside techno pioneer Nathan Fake and Sepalcure.

Anna and Paul were joined on stage with a drummer which added an extra dynamic to their live performance, providing additional stimulus for the crowd. The energy Paul demonstrated was infectious; punching his fists in the air and dancing around the stage, it really got the crowd going. Anna’s voice was a dream, sounding as ethereal as it does in the studio on a live PA. The duo played tracks from both albums and adapted their performance with a heftier, techno edge, improvising with beats and melodies to create powerful rhythms and drops. I have to admit I did not expect such an energised performance, particularly given the relatively mellow and minimalistic sound of their releases. I was blown away and left in awe once their set concluded, closing off with my favourite HVOB track ‘Dogs’.

We blogged about ‘Dogs’ (in 2012) and have stayed in touch with Anna ever since, so it was great to finally meet her after the show. She told us about their whirlwind of success; they had just touched down from the States and were heading to Moscow the next day at 7am! It was a really special night and reinforced the reason why we love supporting up-and-coming artists. It’s so exciting to see HVOB now touring the world with two albums under their belt and a dedicated following of fans. We’ve been there from the beginning and it’s been bloody brilliant to follow their success. We <3 HVOB!


Traumer - Triade - Get Physical

The latest offering from Berlin imprint Get Physical comes from Parisian artist Traumer – a feel good track by the name of ‘Triade’ that oozes warm and soothing sounds.

It begins with funky percussion, Asian instruments and a heavenly vocal hook before you’re lead to a fantastic drop, injecting raw energy and introducing an emotive bass line.  As the track continues to build, warming, melodic elements are brought, echoing a similar sound to that of Time by the Pachanga Boys; another slow burner and fave of mine with such a warm and positive sound and an endorphin release like no other.  It’s pure bliss.

Traumer – Triade was released on Get Physical yesterday – download it here



Kalyde feat Youth - Good Life

I am loving the retro vibes from fast rising DJ KALYDE, featuring YOUTH, with ‘Good Life'; it’s raw and dubby with slick composition and an understated edge. Youth’s silky, penetrating vocals hark back to 90s house records and add some glamour to the trippy club beats. South London Ordnance remixes the track giving it a dark electro sound with chunky beats and frantic rhythms. Kalyde goes solo for ‘Last Seven’, seven minutes of acid tinged dancefloor goodness, complete with warped vocals and glitchy synths. This one was made for driving you mad at 4am (in a good way of course). Kalyde be bangin’ boy!

out now on Fatboy Slim’s label Skint | buy here



Ostwald plays the kind of moody, sexy techno we’re all about here at TTK. The London based DJ (and friend of the techno kittens) was born in London then raised all over Europe which comes through in his sound with influences ranging from Hardwax to Berghain to Trouw. Ostwald’s latest mix shows you what he’s all about – it’s mysterious, dark and raw, packed with throbbing techno belters. Get stuck in…available for free download too.

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funny-cat-gifs19These tracks are so damn good they make us wanna dance

  1. Patrick Topping | Rights – A real jackin’ bassline and one heck of a catchy vocal hook. This is one mighty house cut
  2. Martin Buttrich & Mathew Jonson | Synchronicity – delicate melodic elements bounce around in this wonderfully composed track
  3. Daniele Di Martino Feat. TYLR | Time – another feel good track from this Berlin based producer
  4. Leftfield | Little Fish (Dense And Pika Remix) – Twisted vocals, acid bass and punchy percussion. Dense & Pika rule
  5. Bicep | Malima – A dreamy melodic piece that the Bicep boys actually composed for the War Child charity – kudos! (donate here)
  6. Theodor Feat. Eleanor Espiritu | Stay With You – Arpeggiated synths, soft vocals and delicate percussive elements – ethereal.
  7. Landstein | Sub One – Punchy driving beats with emotive strings and a brilliant vocal sample from one of our fave party films
  8. Feast. | Autumn – A jazzy upbeat track with a spring in its step
  9. La Bombe | Parallel – A chunky techno track with a gritty synth melody at its heart
  10. Fatima Yamaha | What’s A Girl To Do (Capulet pass me my long sword techno re-take) – deep, funky remix with serious dance floor energy


Shigeto - Intermission

Absorbing yourself in a SHIGETO EP is a bit like going to an immersive theatre experience. You have to be willing to commit to the performance, to let yourself go and absorb every detail. You never know what to expect. The Detroit producer is known for lush experimental electronica full of clever samples and off-kilter beats. His music is definitely for the thinkers.

After a long stretch on the road Shigeto (aka Zach Saginaw) has released a 6-track EP that “points to the past, present, and future”. The producer has spent the past few years working on a new live ensemble arrangement, playing electronics in a jazz quartet, recording with Detroit rappers and building a new studio – busy boy! – and in his own words “I haven’t found the next step for me yet. I’ve been making loads of music as always, but I’m still looking for that concrete new path”. It goes to say that Intermission takes the title quite literally. It’s a snapshot of the artists current ideas and inspiration. A place for him to experiment and express his creativity. A peek into the wonderful mind of Shigeto.

Opener ‘Pulse’ is the kind of teaser that gets you interested. ‘City Dweller’ blends jazz with breaks and is a total delight. Whimsical tracks come in the form of ‘Gently’ and ‘Deep Breathing’. ‘Do My Thing’ is the kind of melodic yet frantic Shigeto track I love. Then ‘Need Nobody’ rounds the EP off with a slightly darker and more determined edge. It’s a deep and beautiful EP that leaves you wanting more. Find somewhere you won’t be disturbed, listen and be immersed in the world of Shigeto!

Intermission is out now on GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL | buy it here


jonas rathsman - conium

JONAS RATHSMAN dropped ‘Conium’ (then named ‘UNTITLED’) in his badass BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix back in June and we’ve been eager to hear it again ever since. Well here it is in all it’s big, deep, epic glory. The instrumental melodies loop with cosmic beeps and bleeps that sound straight outta Button Moon. It’s lush and emotive and the build is tantalisingly good. It is being released alongside ‘New Generation’ another slick production which shows off just how good old Jonas is at creating a bloody lovely atmosphere in his tracks. Super stuff.

buy it here



On Saturday night we headed down to one of our favourite London venues, XOYO, to check out their latest residency, Busy P.  The club was packed to the rafters, down to the fact that Boys Noize were supporting and because the CONCRETE MUSIC crew were taking over room two.  We arrived after midnight and found the party in full swing with Boys Noize at the decks downstairs where we spent a while soaking up the sounds and atmosphere of the Berlin duo’s eclectic set, featuring hefty electro and techno tunes. But it was upstairs in Room 2 where we spent most of the night with the Concrete Music DJs hammering our some serious house magic.

This is the great thing about XOYO, and it’s what we love about the club and its residency series… the fact that you can turn up with the intention of seeing the headliner, but actually finding yourself enjoying the support DJs just as much, if not more.  It goes to show that the warm up and support acts of any night are just as important as the main act in keeping clubbers happy.  XOYO’s ability to curate nights that suit varied tastes is one of their unique abilities in the London club scene – one of our favourite residencies that echoed this crossing of cultures was the combination of The 2 Bears and one of London’s most exciting and out there gay nights, Sink The Pink. We had a whale of a time.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – the XOYO residency series is such an innovative and exciting concept that appeals to the wide spectrum of London’s clubbers.  Other clubs – take note.

XOYO have just announced their NYE line up – Bondax, Chris Lorenzo and Darius with more acts to be confirmed – tickets here.

You can also catch Busy P residency series until mid-December 2015.