Legendary London nightclub Fabric opened its doors for the first time on October 21, 1999, so to celebrate 10 years at the top of the London nightlife scene, the club is hosting a weekend-long bash that features some of the biggest names in electronic music. Friday sees Rusko, Craze, and more FabricLive stars bringing their unique DJing styles to three rooms. Read more »
Panorama Bar resident and producer Cassy has long been known to straddle the lines between minimal techno and rich, soulful house music, and on her latest mix, she continues to blend the more reductionist with the more lush. Simply Devotion not only features some of Cassy's own productions, but also includes everything from classic remixes of Baby Ford to the contemporary dub-techno sounds of STL. Deeply felt and incredibly slamming, the 70-minute-plus mix is sure to please the dancers and the wallflowers alike.
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Founding member of Canada's improvisational techno outfit Cobblestone Jazz, Danuel Tate, has announced the follow up to 2007's Pushcard EP, the 5-track Doesn't Like You Back. Coming October 19 on Wagon Repair, Tate's latest output showcases his proclivity for jazz-influenced tech-house delivered with a strong dose of swelling horn sections and playful vocoder synth throughout. Doesn't Like You Back is also said to convey the "moment on the dance floor when you realize the woman next to you is way out of your league." Truthfully, as long as we're gettin' down to these beats, we're not too worried about that. Tracklist and more after the jump. Read more »
Unless you count their collaborative efforts with Apparat, it's been quite some time since we've heard something new and original from the Modeselektor camp. The experimental techno duo have been hard at work on their new label, Monkeytown, their recently released mix for Get Physical's Body Language series, and this hilarious video for their latest dancefloor smash, "Art & Cash." Read more »
Just in case you missed it, the deadline to enter XLR8R's CMJ 2009 Contest is today. Want to score yourself a pair of passes to this year's CMJ Music Marathon in New York? Then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what artist you're most excited to see at CMJ and why. We'll be randomly drawing a winner at the end of the day, so don't slack on this one. Read more »
The Berlin-based producer behind international club trio Jahcoozi and German post-rock outfit The Tape, Robot Koch has been hard at work crafting his debut full-length Death Star Droid, the follow up to his solo EP Aftershocks. Obviously, the man has a thing for robots, what with his moniker and record label Robots Don't Sleep, but this album sees the producer delving into the more human genres of jazz and hip-hop alongside dubstep and electro. Read more »
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