umberto pagliaroli - upside EP

Big room techno that means business. This tune from Umberto Pagliaroli and Frankie Deep pumps out relentless dancefloor destroying beats! Serious stuff with some serious builds. The track’s taken from Pagliaroli’s 4-track Upside EP which features more dark and twisted techno. The title track is an atmospheric slow-burner that’s also been remixed Ralpho Mirton to devestating effect. Serious techno to get lost in.

out on 31 July on Waldiebefamilien Records


steyoyoke interview

We met one member of the Seyoyoke crew in Berlin earlier this year and exchanged flyers; we’ve been lusting after their stylish brand of melodic deep-house ever since! Here’s some more about the fast-growing label that’s already made a big name for itself…

Hi Steyoyoke crew! Tell us a bit about the history of Steyoyoke?

Steyoyoke was born almost two years ago by a small group of producers who decided to start again from zero with different projects and names. The goal was to create something fresh, both in terms of art and music. The main idea was, and is, to release good quality music, being completely not connected to any other old business music projects or any big artists, and to focus on the products we realize. When we talk about products, we mean everything we produce, from a cover art to a music release, from a house party to an art exhibition. We always create something new when we organize an event. For example you should totally come to our next Steyoyoke Label Night on September 26th at Ritter Butzke in Berlin. We are inviting lots of graphic illustrators and painters who will do live drawing performances during the party to create a special atmosphere throughout the night.

What is the Steyoyoke sound?

We release deep house music but always with a big melodic touch. Our artists have different styles in some way, but the main common thing is that we produce Songs. You are wondering why songs with capital letter… the answer is that we like to distinguish songs from tracks. A song is a melodic creature made by producers who write music with a keyboard or with a simple mouse. A track is just a collage of loops from sample libraries. There are not fake (or shame) producers in our roster of artists. Everybody put his own creativity in his own productions.

How do you source tracks for release?

As you maybe understood, Steyoyoke, at the moment, is like a family made of 5-7 artists and friends. We work a lot together, we have regular meetings where we share ideas, we make plans, we decide how to remix each other etc. etc. Not so difficult to source tracks in this way. We always finish the songs one week before to send to the promotion agency, in this way we have always fresh sounds.

Of course we are open to involve other artists, but before to do it we have to be sure that that artists fit completely with our philosophy. We don’t involve new artists into the label, but we prefer to involve new artists in our family.

Lots of people send just one track to our demo email and want to be released on Steyoyoke. Of course we will never do it, even if it’s the best deep house song of the world. We need to know who is the artist, if he makes always good music or he just made one good song, if he payed someone to make that song, if he’s a lovely guy or a rude and selfish guy ;)

What other labels are inspiring you right now?

There are lots of nice labels at the moment. I wouldn’t say that some label are inspiring us because our style of music is completely different from all the other labels we know. But, if we have to state some names of labels we like and we play a lot, we could name Innervisions, Parquet Recordings and Last Night On Earth.

What does the rest of 2014 hold in store for the label?

Of course a lot of things. Our release schedule is becoming tighter and tighter. We have, at the moment, so much good music that we don’t really know how we can release all of it. The main news of the year is that we are going to open another sub-label called ‘Steyoyoke Black’. It will be more techno and dark in style. We got a new great young and completely unknown artist who will have his first release with Steyoyoke Black.

Furthermore, we are preparing some releases only on vinyls and we are preparing songs together, exchanging projects and leave more artists of the label working on the same song. Let’s see what will come out… we love to experiment :)

make sure you follow Steyoyoke caus they’re ace! | facebook | soundcloud | twitter website

sample some of the awesemo Steyoyoke sound below


jim the poltergeist

Jim the Poltergeist (sounds spooky I know!) has signed, sealed and delivered this haunting, industrial vibe track ‘Snake on the Ladder’. The bass rich yet forward thinking production has a dark and gloomy edge that sent chills up my spine soon as it appeared on my stream! So, if you are long awaiting a night in a filthy, cold warehouse…close your eyes and let this track take you there.

‘Snake on the Ladder’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Scissors & Waterfalls’ due out on 7th August on Prospective Audio | free download below

words | Katie


diesel collage

You would probably never expect to hear that the Klaxons took on Clean Bandit in a DJ battle… but that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night as part of the #DIESELONTOUR campaign.

We were invited by the good folks of Diesel to vote for the DJs we wanted to face each other ahead of a DJ battle hosted on Wednesday 16th July at Hackney Central’s Oslo bar. The DJs up for nomination were Mount Kimbie, Jamie Klaxons, Waze & Odyssey and Clean Bandit – we voted for Mount Kimbie and Waze & Odyssey!

The two DJs represented the two Diesel fragrances – The Brave Original (Clean Bandit) & The Brave Tattoo (Jamie Klaxons). We arrived part-way in to Jamie’s set where rather pleasingly he was dropping some rather tasty underground tunes with a house/techno vibe going on. He closed his set with Agoria ‘Scala’, a move that secured his vote from TTK!

Clean Bandit took to the stage next (well 1/4 of the group!) and played a slightly more commercial house set with tracks from Route 94 and Disclosure filling the floor.

In the end it was a tight vote with people watching the live video stream online casting their decision. Jamie Klaxon won the battle though with a majority of 54%; well deserved in our eyes.

Thanks Diesel – well done Jamie ;)

TTK at Diesel


FF 02

This week’s free track is Speaking in Tongues’ wonderfully moody reworking of Lana Del Ray ‘Ultraviolence’. The LA based duo’s debut EP is out later this month (preview here) and they are currently wrapping up their second EP, plus a big official remix…more details soon.

give Speaking in Tongues a follow | facebook | soundcloud

like the Speaking in Tongues sound…grab their latest mixtape here



Boean | What You Do - warm house sounds with a neat vocal hook make this one hell of a feel good summery track

Tom Wax & Strobe | Thora Thora – jumping tech vibes are oozing from this release

Flume | Holdin On (Simon Makes Remix) – this remix slows things right down and brings a tropical twist

Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont | Feel of Love (Capetown Remix) – like the original, but better – deep bass and a an old school house vibe going on

James le Roux | The Post Ironic - the soft, trippy melody and driving bass of this track create something quite unique

Tough Love | Dreams (Amtrac Remix) – the remix wizard does it again, creating a club ready, floor filling #banger

Jessie Ware | Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix) - deep delicious sounds from this release, we’d expect no less of Mr Hahn

Kraak & Smaak | Mountain Top  - powerful vocals and dark melodic tones – fierce!

James Curd & Luke Million | Say The Words To You (option4 Remix) - yeah baby! there’s a damn sexy vibe going on here

Koma Boy | Desert694 - this track has a four tet feel to it – delicate sounds with driving percussion, lovely stuff

Return of The Jaded | Whats it Gonna Take - Kitball are putting out some top notch releases right now, this is no exception – deep, bassy goodness all round!

La Roux | Uptight Downtown (Just Kiddin’ Remix) - we love the clever use of vocal samples here and the general feel good vibe of this track

T. Bunts & Ben Synz | You’re Mine - this track is packed with energy! it’s a real jackin house track. Big love for this!



kittencast - daniele di martino

Daniele Di Martino hails from Berlin and is a deep house producer, DJ and remix master extraordinaire; his most popular remix to date, Tiny Ruins ‘Ukwn’, has had over 100,000 plays on soundcloud. He’s just released his debut EP ‘HI’ on Kallias Music and we’re pretty sure he’ll be flying to the top from here, so we’re thrilled to bring you our July kittencast from Mr Daniele Di Martino!

It’s a wonderfully warm, deep house mix with lots of vocal led tracks and plenty of soul and melody. Download below and make sure you share it with anyone who loves a good tune!

give Daniele some online loving | facebook | soundcloud | website


=^..^= tracklisting =^..^=
01 Cœur de Pirate – Wicked Games (Daniele Di Martino Remix)
02 Fabich & Ferdinand Weber, Dinnerdate – Souls
03 Peking Duk – High ft. Nicole Millar (Yahtzel Remix)
04 Aaron Smith, Luvli – Dancin (Krono Remix)
05 Chromeo – Jealous (Hotel Garuda x Sweekuh Remix)
06 Movement – Feel Real (Shadow Child Remix)
07 Jamie Woon – Shoulda (Fabich & Ferdinand Weber Remix)
08 Tinush – You & Me (Original)
09 Moya – Making Me Fall (Andre Crom & Chi Thanh Dub)
10 Larse – VSJ (Original Mix)
11 Clapton – Washout (Original Mix)
12 Puente & Rosch – This Feeling (Cozzy D & Lee Brinx Back To ’96 Remix)
13 Bruno Pronsato, Archangel – Momentum Of The Farce (Original Mix)


tiefschwarz - fire it out

Tiefschwarz are back!  Three years after they mixed the ‘Watergate 09′ compilation they now have their first release on the Watergate label – a remix EP by the name of  ‘Fire It Out’.

They kick things off strongly with the ‘Tiefschwarz Extended’ version – a dark and moody adaptation featuring a sweeping melody that comes in and carries you deep into this remix.   You’re then presented with the original which seems far removed from the previous cut with more prominent vocals and layers of melodic tones.

Two further remixes come drom dOP with both a ‘Girl’ (digital) and ‘Boy’ (vinyl) version; both strip down the original and bring in unique elements of their own.  ‘Girl’ has to be our favourite as it introduces piano stabs and soft chords – angelic.  Closing it off is the Fango remix – a pounding techno release that will rattle your brain.

Tiefschwarz – Fire It Out EP is released on Watergate 28.07.14 | details here


drumcode haloween

This is the best London party line-up we’ve seen all year. Hands down. Techno lovers prepare to get very excited when you clap your eyes on this gruesome lot…

Adam Beyer | Agoria | Alan Fitzpatrick | Bart Skills | Dense & Pika Live | Dubspeeka | Dustin Zahn
Geddes | Happa | Harvey Mckay | Joseph Capriati | Len Faki | Mark d’Ground | Max Cooper
Mr G Live | Nina Kraviz | Paul Woolford | Reset Robot | Scuba

Starting at midday the party takes place at Tabacco Dock (superb choice LWE and Awakenings!) and runs til 10.30pm. Now Halloween may seem a long way off but these tickets will sell out fast!

grab your tickets here | facebook event



traumer - dedust EP

Traumer’s latest EP is full of big sounds. The 8-track vinyl only release showcases his strong style and he sounds like he was in his element producing these tracks. I was hooked from the opener, ‘Hoodlum’, an infectious driving track with a killer build/drop moment. Next up, ‘Insolia’, is the kind of tune that would work you into a silly-sweat on a dance floor, followed by ‘Shuttering’ which is raw, energetic and hypnotic. ‘Static Run’ delivers the kind of fuzzy minimal-tech we associate with the Desolat label and ‘Swish’ and ‘Wasp’ sit nicely next to each other offering pulsating rhythms and melodic stomp. ‘Chord X’ brings the rave to the party and ‘Mobius’ rounds off this superb EP with a totally trippy adventure.

Get stuck in. There’s some stuff which will do some serious dance floor damage here!

out now on Desolat | vinyl only | buy here

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