The Techno Kittens

Underground electronic music blog | Techno | House | Garage | Bass


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IKONIKA @ PLAN B BRIXTON | COMPETITION

ahadadream presents ikonika

Ahadadream DJ/Producer/Nasty-FM-Presenter is hosting his biggest party to date at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday 26th April and we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway! Headlining is Hyperdub’s Ikonika, expect driving drums and sub-bass with thoughtful melody. Support comes from new talent Akito (check out the mix below for a flava). It’s going to be a night for working up a full-on sweat on the dancefloor #NoHeels!

WIN a pair of TICKETS!

All you gotta do is likey the FB post here and tag the mate you’d take!

(the winner will be picked at random and announced Thursday 24th April)

Ahadadream presents…IKONIKA | facebook event | tickets £5 ADV £8 OTD


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TRACKS 2 SOOTHE UR MONDAY HEAD

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May your sleepy Monday head be filled with pretty sounds and sweeping synths. There’s a nice little mixture of tracks here and something a bit different to round it off. Stick on the playlist below and zone out for the next 30mins (we won’t tell your boss).

Hazy | Heartbeats

TĀLĀ | The Duchess

Basic Tape | Third Light

Fantastic Mr Fox feat. Denai Moore | On My Own

Michael Imperial | Slow Legend

TER-200 | Jensberg

cosmonaut grechko | Anytime


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SPACED360 BLUETOOTH WIRELESS SPEAKER | GEAR

SPACED360

Summer’s on it’s way and we’re in the market for a compact portable speaker that doesn’t compromise on sound quality that we can take to Ibiza, the park, our gardens…step up the SPACED360. This bad boy is meticulously engineered and powered by patented airSOUND™ Technology. The portable speaker with apt-X Bluetooth creates an immersive, infinite ‘sweet spot’ by using three high powered 2″ neo speakers and three mass loaded bass radiators that are all equally spaced, the resulting forces are balanced, bass response is improved, and cabinet vibration is greatly reduced. The highly tuned system of Spaced360 is designed to wrap partygoers in a 360 degree sound-space. It looks sikk and it’s already been getting some great feedback from a whole slew of djs and producers.

We’re really excited to test this little sound dynamite out – keep posted for a review in the next couple of weeks!

more info | buy here | SPACED360 on facebook

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TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY

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Wilfred Giroux | Stronger (Clancy Remix) – Clancy gives one of my ‘tracks of the year so far’ a darker work out

Bodhi | No More (Joey Harmless Bootleg) – Joey Harmless works his sound on Bodhi by giving it a bit of stomp! Free DL

Leitmotif | Moodswing - 3 students from Belgium doing deep house with disco vibez. Free DL

Jeremaier | Goldnugget – so 90’s, so good, go keyboard go!

Soma | Deceitful (Original Mix) – some nice deep house from a dj only 16 years of age

Aashton | I Can’t Shake It – big House sound with a nice punch of attitude

Kulkid | Forgot About Kul – Kulkid’s debut release is emotive, saucy House. The EP will be available for free DL April 14th

Notorious BIG | Hypnotize (Sleepy Cat Remix) – get your shuffle on, go bold! Free DL

Hybrid Theory | King Kong Riddim – Big loud mean sounds….bass face on baby!

Crystal Waters | Gypsy Women (IIKnightsBeat 1AM Edit) – love what the guys have done here. Some super builds

Art Department | Heartbreakers Techno – nice moody synthy keyboard on this gradual builder which is offered as a free DL


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DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL | SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Dimensions festival

There’s nothing like a second line up announcement to give you a kick up the bum into making those all-important Summer festival decisions. Dimensions today let us all in on who else they’ve got joining the party in Croatia at the end of August, and it’s an exciting roll-call…

Daphni | Robert Hood | Ben Klock | Marcel Dettmann | Tama Sumo | Theo Parrish (live and DJ)

They join our highlights from last year Roman Flugel and Move D as well as Motor City Drum Ensemble and Petar Dundov (who we were so looking forward to seeing last year on his home soil but got cancelled due to rain!). Here’s a moody Dundov classic for your listening pleasure…

more info and tickets here

words | Rose


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LUKE VIBERT | ACAGE

Luke Vibert

I love Luke Vibert. You always know when it’s a Vibert track. His sound is fun, a bit tongue in cheek and always produced with lots of finesse. He’s got a new album out later this week on Hypercolour titled ‘Ridmik’ which promises to be ‘acid heavy’. Here’s a taster in the form of track ‘Acage’. It’s got energy, bouncy squelchy sounds, elevator vocals and lots of quirky touches. It’s also very pleasurable to watch those birds fuzzing about.