TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 10.10.2015


Some new music to make you swish. There’s some deep to get down to, some house to get hot to and some disco to make you shimmy your fine lil’ ass. Enjoy x

1. Nimmo | Dilute This (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – stripped back utterly heavenly sounds
2. Agoria | Independence – what an intro! powerful emotive stuff from Maceo’s label
3. Pirupa | Cristallo – playful building beats
4. Hot Natured | Off World Lover (Will Clarke Remix) – this track shows off in all the right places
5. Pirupa | Save A Prayer – an understated groove
6. Fluida | Mellifluous – great use of effects and vocal samples to create something unusual
7. Tribal Rhythm | KAF Remix – this is a tribal rhythm, you get
8. Shigeto | Do My Thing – step into my wonky dream
9. Arbitraire | Adapted Air – sensual beats and those vocals…uhm
10. Hollis Parker | What You Need – a jazzy number with creamy vocals
11. Groove Armada | Call Me (Edit) – this is what GA do best
12. Crazy P | Cruel Mistress (Asadinho Remix) – LOVE this remix of one of our fave bands


Anja Schneider invites

Our absolute fave techno babe ANJA SCHNEIDER is in London town on Saturday 3rd October for her first ever hosted event with LWE – Anja Schneider invites. The mobilee boss is bringing along Citizenn and Igor Vicente for an intimate party at The Steelyard. She says:

“I have been playing for my favourites LWE for years and I feel so honoured they gave me my own party. I’m very excited, nervous and proud, but also so ready to present some of my favourite DJs – personality wise, sound wise and fun wise. It’s gonna be killer and I can’t wait!”

“I liked him (Citizenn) from the very first moment. He has this very deep house understanding with a real cool hard approach to reaching peak time. His musical understanding is outstanding and interesting – a set from Citizenn is a true journey. When I first met him we had this lovely “click” moment. I knew we had the same understanding of fun and many laughs in common. He truly is a sweetheart and a damn good producer. I’m excited to see his career growing as it’s only the beginning.”

“Of course it’s easy to invite a mobilee artist to a party of mine. Igor Vicente is the latest entry at mobilee and has his own unique style. But Igor has honestly been the DJ who has impressed me the most at our last parties with his mind-blowing sets,” she shares. “I can’t keep this secret and wish that everyone will hear his amazing talent. He’s the most funny guy with the biggest hands I know, but if they touch the players it’s gonna be magic!” – Anja Schneider


To be in with the chance of winning 2 x tickets to Anja Schneider invites all you need to do is tag the friend you’d take on this facebook post. We’ll pick a winner at random and announce on Tuesday 29th September.

Anja Schneider Invites | saturday 3rd October | 10pm – 6am | The Steelyard, London | facebook event


hook and jacob - solid state

There’s a brand new label on the scene that’s caught our attention with a killer debut release; MOVEMENT is an imprint that been formed from the North of England by producers HOOK & Jacob who are releasing their Solid State EP to mark the start of their new project.

The three track EP kicks off with a deep and melodic club ready anthem in the form of ‘Solid State’ followed by ‘Neon Sun’ which is packed with bouncy synths and a heavy bass that come together to deliver one hell of an energetic and euphoric build. Closing things off nicely is ‘Domain’ – a softer and intricately composed cut with delicate melodic pads.

A solid start to their new label – we’ll look forward to more. Solid State EP is out on Movement 12/10.

Movement are on facebook / twitter / soundcloud



The night had finally come; it was the focal point and main reason behind our trip to the White Isle! Now with his ENTER residency, gone are the days of frequent Hawtin appearances at Cocoon – this is a once a year occasion. Hence the overwhelming anticipation us kittens were feeling.

We arrived early to beat the crowds as it felt like half the island would be in attendance for the two gods of techno. It also gave us the chance to get a good feel for the party, by now our paws itching for good boogie! In the main room Eats Everything was setting things up nicely, giving the keen beans at the party some solid bouncy techno to get them going while Papa Sven was smoothly carving his way across the Terrace with some deep seductive vibes.

As Amnesia started to fill, the vibe from the crowd was electric, and you could tell we weren’t the only ones with tingling tummies! To pick up the pace we thought we’d catch an hour of the always entertaining Dubfire in the Main Room which didn’t disappoint. Upping the tempo and energy on the dance floor is what he is so consistent at, and this was no different. The rhythmic baselines and clicking kicks were engulfing our heads, and then the moment had come…

It was time to find our spot and hunker on down for the nightshift, the pièce de résistance. Sven and Richie, vinyl and digital… Two leaders of the techno establishment at the best party Ibiza has to offer, boooom! Sven was now in full flow and demonstrating his ability to hypnotise dance floors with seamless mixes and trippy melodies laid over divine base notes. As Richie appeared tweaking his gadgets and preparing to takeover, the darkness descended throughout the Terrace.

It began as it finished, the first growling relentless rolling bass, just as punishing and testing as the last. With his array of four decks; Tracktor, Abelton, Allen and Heath, mixer, controllers, samplers and foot pedals, the tribal rumblings and various looped clicks beeps and mechanical notes mesmerised the willing audience and sent the terrace into utter delirium.

The crowd was special as well, realising we certainly weren’t the only ones who had made the journey just for this epic event! There was a die hard feel to it, knowing that this would reassure them of the status Richie Hawtin holds, given some of the ‘non purest’ parties and press that seem to have gathered momentum over the last few years. And, I can confidently say this was one of his best I’ve experienced in 10 years of dancing at his gigs around the world.

You could see how much fun they were having in the booth as well, and as the Balearic sun started to cut through the darkness of the Terrace roof they were seen smiling, laughing, drinking shots together, but no snogging! This resinated through the room and at 07:30 it was still bulging with ravers and energy. In classic Hawtin style, and true fashion of the Terrace at Amnesia, the sound got a little more stripped down and experimental which gave the party a whole new dimension. The only disappointment, our imminent flight departing the White Isle and having to leave before the finish, leaving the party like naughty little school child being lead back to class. Although smiling like Cheshire cats and the ones that definitely got the cream.

It was an absolute belter to say the least and was a fitting way to end our stay! As with all true greats, there is this ability to continually push boundaries. The duo still possess the core of what gave them legendary status in the first place to deliver, what was in this case, one hell of a techno party!

Papa Sven and Richie, please don’t ever stop what you are doing, many people’s lives would be missing something without you! Can’t wait to see you on the dance floor next time!

Cocoon @ Amnesia takes place every Monday until 28 September | info here

contributor | Dane Barnard 


TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 02.09.2015

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A lovely little selection of new tracks – just for you…go…

1. Raving George Feat. Oscar And The Wolf | You’re Mine (Original Mix) – sublime beats, grainy vocals
2. Booka Shade | Wildest Thing – Booka go bassy
3. Eats Everything feat Tiga Vs Audion | Dancing (Again!) – gets you moving…ooofff
4. Tube & Berger & Robosonic | Dis Track (Original Mix) – warm, frothy and lots of fun
5. Andre Crom & Chi Thanh | Freedom Call feat. Jinadu (Musumeci ReEdit Vocal Mix) – synth lead dancefloor juice
6. Bloque M | Beat Down – big and twisted
7. Kasper Bjørke | Into Smithereens (Matt Karmil Remix) – layered melodies build beautifully
8. Solomon Grey | Twilight (Night Mix) – emotive and epic


Sebastian Wojkowski - Bright Side

SEBASTIAN WOJKOWSKI nails the euphoric thing with this 2-track EP. ‘Bright Side’ is a smooth, solid house tune with a cosmic synth-led melody that draws you right in. It’s a ‘close your eyes, out your hands in the air’ kinda track – big. ‘Thing’ has a groovin’ melody reminiscent of 90s house. It’s pure dancefloor fodder with drawn out builds and heightened tension making for some totally epic moments. Nice work Seb. Rave on.

out now | buy it here


Frequency Response History

RESIDENT ADVISOR have just launched their ‘Frequency Response’ series in association with AIAIAI headphones; a 3-part series in which a select group of producers are asked to create a piece of music based on a shared, unique experience.  The experience and ultimately the music will be led by elements of history, art and video with Project One focusing on history and featuring three Berlin based artists – ModeselektorLaurel Halo and Lotic.

The idea is simply this – each of the artists are exposed to a stimulus and then use this experience to shape their music.  In this instance Project One is based on Berlin’s Teufelsberg (translation: ‘Devils Mountain’), the highest point of elevation in the city built out of World War II rubble and hiding an unfinished Nazi military college.  The remains of the site house dilapidated buildings and radar domes from the Cold War era, providing a strong contrast to the surrounding views of natural beauty. Each of the artists paid a visit to the site to take in the environment and translate their feelings and experience into music.

As you might expect, the results are unique –  Modeselektor have created an eerie, minimalist piece with industrial undertones; Laurel Halo’s is a percussive number with punchy bass and drifting samples; Lotic’s piece starts fragmented and broken but comes together with a tense build at the end.


We think it’s a very interesting concept and it’s intriguing to see some a common minimalist and industrial feel to each of the pieces – something you may have expected having taken a look at pictures of the site.  For more details, including a piece on each of the artists’ reactions and some stunning pictures of the Teufelsberg site, check out the Resident Advisor Frequency Response page.

We’re intrigued to see where RA go with the next two projects…



BLOND:ISH fans get excited. The talented duo have just dropped edition one of their very own radio show ‘the SPACE_BTWN’ – stream below or grab a free download by following THIS LINK and signing up to their newsletter. The 70min show features music the pair are currently into plus features like the Stalker Sessions, “where we showcase a producer from the result of our stalking sessions online looking for new or unreleased tracks”, and OMwork, “where we dig a little deeper with some meditative thinking man’s electronica”. It’s a beautifully put together selection that will give your ears some new and cosmic sounds. Doesn’t seem to be a track list though which would be cool…

They have also announced the release date for their debut full-length ‘Welcome To The Present’. The 11 track release promises tracks with ‘psychedelic and spiritual influences’ and not just peak-time bangers. We can’t wait to get lost in some mind-altering magic music. It’s out on 23 October so keep your eyes peeled.


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London based DJ & producer KatrinKa has a talent for producing wonderfully deep & emotive music which has found the support of big name artists such as Nichole Moubader, DJ T, Guy J and B. Traits.  She is signed to Chapter 24 Records with previous releases on labels Steyoyoke and Spirit Soul Records and is also a regular on the line up at Chaper 24’s London based Gather Round parties (the next of which is 12th September – details here).

We’re excited to share this Kittencast with you and Katrinka’s sound fits with our recent run of deep and melodic techno mixes.  Enjoy.

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Katrinka on soundcloud / facebook / Chapter 24

=^..^= tracklisting =^..^=
Sam Pauli & Reiver – Aspice {KatrinKa Edition} [Chapter 24 Records]
QUARTZ – Crystals {Melokolektiv Edition} [Chapter 24 Records]
Martin Vidal – Lost [Constant Circles]
Nick Devon – Don’t Be Afraid feat. Benji (Animal Picnic Remix) [Steyoyoke Black]
Danny Oliveira – Stargazer {David Alexander Edition} [Chapter 24 Records]
Andy Bros – Vento (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
Rico From Paris, Steve Sanx – Danse Space (Original Mix) [Bimini Records]
Climbers – French Connection (Original Mix) (audio tonic Records)
Edit Revenge – Vicious Love (Original Mix) [Noir Music]
Audiofly – Chiaroscuro (Original Mix) [Supernature]


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This instalment of awesome new tracks is full of beefy club bangers with big beats and bad bass. They’re putting some spring in our step this week. Hit play and have a little dance around (or just do some head nodding if you’re sitting at your desk)…

Dyone | Only Love Can Set U-Free (Bicep Remix) – warm chords and vocals equal big bouncy track
Harvey McKay | Wrong Turn – deep tech doing great in da clubs
Hot Since 82 | State – big and throbbing
Dusky | Squeezer – sweet and
Hunger/Game | Utopia – dangerous and twisted
Ran Salman | Anamnesis – epic spaced-out sounds from the Steyoyoke crew
Coyu & Edu Imbernon | El Baile Aleman (Patrick Topping Remix) – a seriously tantalising drop and nice vocal samples
Hot Since 82 | Play The Room  – a real smooth groove
Partok Matushka Apfelberg | Nai Nai – funk-laced house
Hot Chip | Need You Know (Moonlight Matters Remix) – let’s get housey!
Nicolas Jaar | Tourists (Creange Remix) – delicate and exotic
Kije Manito | Ctwo – sultry dub, cute vocals
Ferreck Dawn | Superman (Radio Edit) – puts a smile on your face