TTK’S TOP TRACKS OF 2014

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Another year, another ‘best of’ list. We’ve picked out a selection of the tracks we’ve been hammering in 2014. Stream them below in no particular order. Happy new year y’all xxx

  1. Marc Marzenit | Perron (Original Mix)
  2. Rone | Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
  3. Maceo Plex | Conjure Drama
  4. Trus’me | I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
  5. Akkord – Typeface / Greyscale (Vatican Shadow’s The World Is Complete)
  6. Ejeca | Contemplation
  7. Sailor & I | Turn Around (Âme Remix)
  8. Ray Okpara | Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
  9. Oberst & Buchner feat. Mimu | Doves (rampue Remix)
  10. Stephan Bodzin & Marc Romboy | Kerberos
  11. Laurent Garnier | ENCHANTe (Original Mix)
  12. Booka Shade | Line of Fire (Booka’s Club Mix)
  13. Alexander Koning feat. Rona ray | Our Love Was Everything (Tim Engelhardt Remix)
  14. Wilfred Giroux | Stronger (Extended Mix)
  15. Not Donno | Say You Won’t Ever (Deetron T-Line Remix)

ANJA SCHNEIDER | JIMMY (MOBILEE)

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It’s been a great year for Anja and her mobilee crew. There were roof-top parties, Ibiza pool parties, a spot on RA’s Top 100 DJs list, that amazing BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and, of course, some great reviews on the techno kittens! She was our highlight at Found Festival this summer and (as you probably know) we love her here at TK HQ!

Anja is rounding off 2014 in style with a new EP ‘Jimmy’. It’s a bit of a step away from her usual sound and the risk has paid off. Title track ‘Jimmy’ is filled with warm Balearic vibes, percussion to get you shaking and a hazy melody that has a lovely dreamlike feel to it. Flip side ‘Love Tube Thinking’ sees Anja re-introduce a vocalist to the fore and go down a more soulful, acid house route. It has a great emotive build that grooves-away and gives you tingles in all the right places! A super special EP. We can’t wait to see what our fave babe has in store for us for 2015!

KAISERDISCO | THREE LIONS/5TH ELEMENT (KD RAW)

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Techno heavyweights Kaiserdisco extend their KD Music imprint to include KD Raw. The first release is a pair of hard hitting techno pounders. ‘Three Lions’ is trippy, primal and haunting. ‘5th Element’ is a smoother ride, with a throbbing bass and a drawn out build for some serious dance floor damage. The tracks have been played out by the likes of Bart Skills, Paco Osuna and Sam Paganini. If you like your techno dark, melodic and full of energy then you’ll love this.

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2014 INTERVIEW PICKS | TECHNO KITTEN FOR A DAY

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As the new year approaches it seems fitting that we look back on the year that brought us revelations of Paris Hiltons DJ salary, the slightly annoying Ice Bucket Challenge and Richie Hawtin’s monitor speaker controversy. 2014 also brought us some awesome interviews as we put questions to big names such as Hot Since 82, Josh Butler, Droog, Jordan Peak and Ralf Kollmann to name a few! We’ve picked out our favourite responses to the closing question that everybody gets asked:

‘What would you get up to if you were a techno kitten for a day?’

TENDER GAMES
Marlon: I know (I am sure) you ́re not really cats, but if I could do what a kitten can, I’d lick my own balls for the day.

HIGH ON TRACKS
We’d host a massive party in a Whiskas Factory and hunt for some pussy hahaha!

HOT SINCE 82
I’d purrrr on loads of other kittens. meow.

PBR STREETGANG
Throw up furballs most probably.

DJ PHONO
Maybe this is embarrassing as I was told this interview is for Techno Kittens, but I have absolutely no idea, what a ‘Techno Kitten’ is. But of course I would buy myself a bunch of Din A/4 paper, climb a big rock and fold one paper-aeroplane after the other and watch them fly into the horizon.

KRUSE & NUERNBERG
We would do what kittens do: Laying at a cosy place where the sunshine comes through the window, eating fresh fish for lunch and drinking a lot of milk (probably mixed with vodka or gin) while listening to some good music. No shower, no bath! Kitty style

STUDIO 338 X EDU IMBERNON | COMPETITION

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Win one of five t-shirts from Edu Imbernon with Studio 338’s ’12 Days of Christmas giveaway!

With the countdown to Christmas well underway, one of London’s most unique and exciting events spaces Studio 338, is treating fans to an assortment of prizes in their ‘12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway! Featuring artists across the festive season including T.Williams, Kris Wadsworth and Session Victim, this is Christmas-come-early for any clubbing fan.

We are giving readers a chance to get their hands on one of five t-shirts from Valencian songwriter, producer, remixer, DJ and label owner, EDU IMBERNON! The multi-talented Edu is known the world over for his feel-good take on electronic music with releases on the likes of Get Physical and DIYnamic. This Saturday he plays at Greenwich superclub Studio 338 for part two of their epic Christmas specials.

Studio 338 based on the Greenwich Peninsula houses Europe’s largest covered outdoor terrace arena, which has seen their hugely successful forest installation transform clubbing as we know it. Stretching across three rooms, the venue continues to play host to some of the biggest acts in contemporary electronic music complete with custom-built VOID soundsystem.

TO ENTER and be in with a chance of winning just head on over to our FACEBOOK PAGE, give us a like and comment on the post related to this competition. Simples.  The competition closes at midnight Saturday 13.12.14 and the  winner will be selected from random and announced via Facebook.

Edu Imbernon plays the Studio 338 Christmas Special on Saturday 13th December, 338 Boord St, Greenwich, SE10 0PF. For information and tickets visit the EVENT PAGE.  Good luck!

REIVER | HOORAY FOR YOU [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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More music from a new label we love CHAPTER 24. ‘Hooray For You’ is a driving, dark, melodic piece of house music that tells a tale of twisted identity, dashed hopes and new dreams. It’s by Chapter 24 artist Reiver (aka Noel Hunwick) and features original choral samples by the Southwark Cathedral choir, and, the artwork (by Simon Væth) features cat masks!

We’re hosting the track on our soundcloud this week as our Friday Freebie so grab it while it’s hot below…

INTRODUCING | CHAPTER 24

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CHAPTER 24 is a new melodic house and techno record label bringing you high quality music, art and verse with heart and soul above all else. We reckon they’ve got pretty smooth taste (like us) and we really like their style.

Gather Round…Soul Button, on Saturday 20th December, is the first in a series of club nights hosted by the label. As founder of the exciting Berlin-based label Steyoyoke, SOUL BUTTON has been responsible for a series of brilliant releases with a signature sound, finding increasing international acclaim due to the sheer quality of the music he is putting out, time after time. The night will be a chance for house music lovers to get together to hear talented label artists set the scene, building a platform for the headliner to spin us a tale. The first Gather Round is a return to the spiritual home of the London club scene, The Star of Kings, a great club venue equipped with a Funktion One sound system.

As it’s almost Christmas, Chapter 24 will be donating all their profits from ticket sales to the Single Homeless Project (SHP), a charity for homeless and vulnerable people in London. Spread the festive cheer! – tickets are a very reasonable £10 so grab one now here

Ahead of his headline appearance at Gather Round, Soul Button has put together a wonderful contribution to Chapter 24’s Telling Tales series of podcasts. This edition takes the listener on a journey from drama and torment, to suspense, settlement and newfound resolve. Soul Button invites us to step into his world and live the story with him, every step of the way.

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 10.12.14

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Hello little list of new tracks. You are all yummy and we can’t wait to eat you up.

1. Caribou | Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free RMX) – techno don Carl Craig remixes our fave track from Caribou’s latest album
2. The Acid | Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – a delightfully deep and squelchy melody and a haunting, seductive rewerk
3. Benwaa | Vilt (Alternate Mix)[FREE DOWNLOAD] – tingly minimal tech made for 4am moments
4. Adam Beyer | The Nature Of Keys – Papa Beyer continues to smash the deep house groove he’s getting so good at
5. Bongo | Windy (Ostbahnhof Remix) [Free Download] – a subtle and stylish nod to old skool house
6. Howson’s Groove | Can’t Explain (Celsius Remix) – that underlying melody makes this track
7. Kokiri | Retrospect – love a little sing-a-long to this one
8. Tender Games | Lost (Ben Pearce Remix) – soul meets calypso meets UK house. Hiya.
9. Vök | Tension (Nuages Remix) – totally blissed out beats
10. Turtle | Lavender – classical and ethereal. Dreamy.

 

 

KRY WOLF | ORBIT (MADTECH RECORDS)

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Duo KRY WOLF serve up some lip-smackingly good house music. As you’d expect from a MADTECH RECORDS release it’s got a warm, rich sound that nods to classic house with a little extra oomph. A deep melody, warbling vocals and horn-like percussion make title track ‘Orbit’ a dancefloor belter. ‘Church Road Shuffle’ follows up with a dirty-ass vibe and enough stylish shuffle to get your feet moving. The SOUTH ROYSTON remix of ‘Orbit’ strips things back yet beefs up the builds. A tidy release.

out now | buy here

GREEN INK | NEBUCHADNEZZAR II

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Green Ink is a young German Producer who has caught out eye/ear with his latest offering ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’. It’s a progressive track with a real sense of journey. Spiralling chords drive the track forward and subtle percussion gives it a nice shuffle. Tidy work.

ps. we had to google ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’ caus it’s such a cool word. He was a king in Ancient Greece. Fact of the day!

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