Everything old is new again, as they say, and that couldn’t be more true with today’s news items—revisit the jams of rave past with a slew of Kode9 mixes, an audio interview with Altern-8, and a birthday celebration for Luciano’s Cadenza label.
Switzerland-based Andrea Oliva has enjoyed massive success seemingly from behind closed doors. A committed member of Luciano’s Cadenza crew, with residencies at some of the world’s top clubs, and productions sprinkled throughout the catalogs of the most celebrated labels in underground house, Oliva’s ascendancy has been a long one since his first introduction to dance music 17 years ago.
We caught up with the four-to-the-floor master and asked about his recent charting remix of Lucian
As a follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed DRM Part 1 EP, Visionquest’s own Ryan Crosson has again teamed up with Cesar Merveille, this time for a similarly named full-length album—the label’s first ever. With a more than cinematic unity of sound and flow, Crosson and Merveille together offer up nine pieces that are less like tracks and more like a jam session of sultry and chill sounds dabbling in many different genres.
The two Berlin-based producers are definitely no strangers to the spotlight. Crosson has appeared on the cover of both Mixmag and DJ Mag this year, and Merveille has quickly skyrocketed as part of Luciano’s Cadenza crew. We recently chatted with them about their new album, working together, and what the future holds for the duo.
For the thousands of dance music fans that made the pilgrimage to the white isle during the 2012 summer season, Luciano’s quarter-hour epic “Rise of Angel” became their anthem. Building and teasing with cinematic intent for over 15 minutes, “Rise of Angel”‘s driving synth line and piano hook create a blinding Balearic bliss that washes over any clubgoer who bears witness to its glory.
From his humble beginnings in Frankfurt to taking the global stage next to Luciano and his Vagabundos crew, Robert Dietz has firmly established himself as one of the mainstays within the today’s contemporary club scene. His unique take on house music and his wild DJ sets have led to his records being released across some of the community’s biggest record labels, including Get Physical, Saved, and Cadenza.
We caught up with Dietz to hear about whose had the biggest impact on his career so far, and what new and upcoming talent he’s digging.
Much ado about videos today, from Calvin Harris’, MIA’s, and Skrillex’s wins, to the latter’s new vid for “Make It Bun Dem,” to in-the-pool fun with Richie Hawtin and Luciano, to in-the-studio fun with Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry—so let’s get watchin’!
To coincide with with his eagerly awaited Beatport Live webcast today from our Berlin office, the techno legend and absolute gent that is Technasia has tipped us to some of the great tracks that he always keeps at the ready for today’s installment of Cratedigger Essentials. Of course, we’re stoked that he’s slotted us in to his globetrotting DJ schedule, so make sure to tune in later today at 6 PM CET/10 AM MDT to catch all the magic as it happens. Check out his record crate gems after the jump.
As part of the weekend of electronic music madness that was Sonar, Luciano and his renowned Vagabundos party took over the ticket hall of a public train station for an afternoon party full of warm house and techno while the station was still open to the public. Judging from this video, it looks like it made for a pretty damn good time.
Geneva’s Philippe Quenum (better known simply as Quenum) clearly does not understand the concept of taking a break. The man’s career as a DJ and producer reaches all the way back to—no joke—the early ’80s, and has since seen him release over 60 records and appear on over 20 compilations, meanwhile co-founding the powerhouse imprint Cadenza. Earlier this month, Quenum added to his esteemed discography with a glistening, emotive four-track EP (Another Day) for Serialism Records and has plans to drop a collaborative single with fellow Swiss producer Dachshund via Rebellion on June 25th. Suffice it to say, Quenum definitely knows what he’s doing, and when he’s willing to share such useful bits of knowledge, as he does in this edition of Weekend Weapons, we advise you take notes.