Sven Vath’s Cocoon parties have long been a fixture on the Ibiza summer schedule. Now, 14 years after the event’s inauguration on the White Isle, Vath has announced this season’s lineup for its Monday-night residency at Amnesia and it involves some huge names.
Led by the passion to unite people with her music, and jailed for exorcising those demons within narrow-minded society, Nicole Moudaber’s global techno overhaul has been as socially charged as it has creatively balanced.
Without cashing in on her female prominence in the electronic music industry, Moudaber’s ability to hold the ranks alongside Carl Cox and Adam Beyer alike has seen the dark and melodically refined exploits of her studio work reign mercilessly over a movement too often cast under the shadows of the great clubbing spectrum.
For 2012, however, her globetrotting ventures between Ibiza, the US, and Australia signaled hope yet for the future of techno and her likeminded peers. Beatport News sat down with Moudaber during Carl Cox’s 500th radio broadcast during Amsterdam Dance Event to talk discovering techno, musical insurgency, and her forthcoming artist album for Beyer’s Drumcode imprint.
This Saturday, November 3rd, we welcome three of the biggest and best names in techno for a special Drumcode label night of Beatport Live. Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, and Joseph Capriati will all be joining us in our Berlin office from 6 PM CET/10 AM MDT for an exciting pre-Berghain webstream. The Drumcode gang have established themselves as top players in the game by releasing solid EP after solid EP, and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting them this Saturday.
Adam Beyer’s Drumcode imprint has become a hugely important mainstay in today’s techno scene. Having released records from legendary icons such as Slam, Gary Beck, and Ben Sims, to name but a few, the label has flourished over a period of 15 years, recently seeing its 100th release, The Colour Out of Space, featuring productions from the label chief and his long-term partner, Ida Engberg.
We caught up with Beyer to discuss the legacy he’s created, why he selected these tracks for the 100th release, and what other peers he takes influence from.
Today’s Track Of The Day comes from the studio partnership of Victor Calderone & Nicole Moudaber. New Yorker Calderone is a veteran of the dance scene (having worked with both Sting and Madonna!), and this project with Nicole Moudaber sees them slamming down some techno of epic proportions for Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label.
In the realm of hard techno, few labels hold a candle to Adam Beyer‘s renowned Drumcode in terms of quality, consistency, and longevity. This new compilation—born from the simple idea that some great tunes don’t have a equally compelling b-side to make worth releasing—offers incredible bang for the buck, with 11 cuts by Drumcode producers new and familiar, and a guarantee of no filler tunes on the B2 side.
As part of Beatport’s ongoing eight-anniversary celebrations, we’ve got something very special planned in Berlin next week. On Thursday, February 23, we’ll be taking over both floors of Watergate for a packed lineup of some of the finest names in house and techno.
Rocking the main room upstairs are Drumcode’s Adam Beyer, deep-house man of the moment Maceo Plex, Poker Flat’s Steve Bug, and Cadenza’s Reboot. Down on the Water Floor, new Hotflush signing Locked Groove treats us to a set of bass-laced techno, while Beatport’s own Jack Haighton and Philip Sherburne hold it down for the rest of the night.
The party kicks off at midnight and runs well into the next morning. So if you’re planning to be in Berlin, cancel those Friday-morning appointments, and come down and celebrate eight years with us.
Check out Watergate’s official website for more information.
We continue celebrating the label’s 20th anniversary with more tributes from friends and fans of the label. Today, Adam Beyer, Sven Väth, Michael Mayer, and Christian Smith share their favorite tunes and memories. Which record store almost went bankrupt when an overeager buyer blew over a month’s budget on Plus 8 back catalog? Read on to find out.
And don’t forget: from now through August 26, 2010, get 20% off the entire Plus 8 Records catalog. Click here for the coupon code and instructions on how to use it.
One of the awesome things about summer festivals is that the artists are often as excited about them as the crowd is.
Adam Beyer, James Holden, Lutzenkirchen and Paco Osuna are all heading down to Holland this weekend to play Awakenings Festival but before they left they told us what they’ve got planned, who they’re psyched to see, and how they plan to make it through the madness in one piece.