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      Greg Zaccagnino, better known by his stage name ZAXX, is an electronic music producer from Staten Island, New York. He’s quickly paving a path for himself within the bass music scene with cunning, mind-bending remixes and originals. His latest masterpiece, a remix of Franke‘s “Bad Tattoo,” pulverizes the frequency spectrum and showcases his impeccable diversity. The first drop takes a synth-pop turn, while the second drop does a 180-degree turn and nosedives into bass house. Earlier this year, ZAXX dropped his cathartic track “Belong.”
      His last two remixes, one of Cash Cash‘s “Jewel” and the other of The Chainsmokers‘ “Sick Boy” proved to the world that he’s capable of successfully re-working any piece. In fact, Cash Cash and The Chainsmokers dropped his remixes in their Ultra Music Festival sets.
      “When Franke showed me ‘Bad Tattoo,’ I knew that I wanted to take it to a completely different place musically,” states ZAXX. “I took his powerful vocals and added my own synths and booming bass lines to take the track into a completely different light. Over all, it was an absolute pleasure to be able to create my own take on a friend like Franke’s song.”
      Franke is a pop writer and composer from Brooklyn, New York. His knowledge and talents within classical piano and jazz music setup Franke for success. By the age of 16, he had already written and composed a 12-track acoustic album. His urban influenced, self-titled “hip-pop” is a developing genre that Franke is continuing to perfect. His decade of musical experience positions Franke as a key industry player within the burgeoning “hip-pop” genre.

      Connect with ZAXX: SoundCloud / Facebook / Twitter
      Connect with Franke: SoundCloud / Facebook / Twitter
      The post ZAXX Bends Franke’s “Bad Tattoo” in Jaw-Dropping Remix appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

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      Since 2015, ODESZA has been playing with fans by performing a track that many believed to be a remix of “Make Me Feel Better” every year at Coachella. With no official release, fans have speculated the name of the song and its origin, and have even traded bootleg recordings around the Internet to try to capture its greatness.
      Then a couple of months ago on a reddit interview, the guys stated that the “…track is actually an original song we did. Currently calling it ‘Loyal.’ People think it’s a remix of make me feel better because we sampled the same acapella. Not sure if we’ll release it, it’s always just been a fun track we built for the live show.”
      Now, we fast forward to week one of Coachella where ODESZA not only delivered an incredible set, but also unveiled [via the Coachella YouTube channel] the first authorized live recording of “Loyal” from their live performance. So if you’ve been dying to get a glimpse into an ODESZA set, buckle up and prepare to witness the magic.

      Connect with ODESZA: Twitter / Facebook / SoundCloud
      The post ODESZA’s Widely-Requested Cult Favorite Gets an Official Release via Coachella appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

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      Documentary “Avicii: True Stories” that was made by his friend that followed late EDM pioneer for four years shows his way to the stars, but also struggle with mental and physical illnesses, alcoholism and decision to stop performing.
      His difficult way of living let to pancreatitis and later surgeries, but his quote from the documentary is striking.
      “I told them I will not be able to perform anymore. I told them I will die, many times. When I decided to stop, I expected support, especially after all I’ve been thought. They all know how hard it was for me. I didn’t expect such a pressure to continue with gigs”, Avicii said.
      Swedish DJ and producer died on Friday in Oman, where he was on vacation. He was 28 years old and there is still no official statement regarding cause of his death.
      The post “I Told Them I Will Die”: Avicii’s Confession From Documentary appeared first on Only Techno.

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      If you’re familiar with electronic music, then you’re probably familiar with Mat Zo and Porter Robinson‘s 2013 hit “Easy.” From its catchy topline grabbing you with every “loving you is easy,” to the swells of synths and sweeps of percussion, it got Fransis Derelle and Blvk Sheep thinking about how they could put their own spin on it.
      In their melodic future bass remix of “Easy,” the two give just enough tweaks to the original to give it a new feel without changing the integrity of the song. With the same signature piano, a massive synth chord drop and build ups so perfectly crafted, there is no chance you won’t be dancing and singing along.
      So if you’re looking for a bit of energy this week and maybe a bit of nostalgia, check out Fransis Derelle and Blvk Sheep below.

      Connect with Blvk Sheep: Facebook / SoundCloud / Twitter
      Connect with Fransis Derelle: Facebook / SoundCloud / Twitter
      The post Fransis Derelle and Blvk Sheep Team Up to Tackle Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s “Easy” appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

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      On Wednesday, 2 May, ATEMPO (a return to the original speed of a composition, in musical vernacular) welcomes the Mexico City to it’s first ever event, the public spirited CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE.
      As curated by Maga, in collaboration with Studio Ugli, and going down at TOLEDO ROOFTOP, the city’s most up-and-coming rooftop venue, get your fill of mezcal, good vibes with Maga, Holder (Mayan Warrior), Robbie Akbal (Akbal Music), Marymoon(Modern Music), Dubbelu(Akbal Music), and Nicolai. This eclectic lineup of artists will be performing to raise funds for Fundación Renacimiento, while also celebrating the dance culture and diversity of Mexico City.
      Fundación Renacimiento contributes to the development of girls, boys, adolescents and young people in social abandonment by providing a home where their basic needs are met. Accompanied by a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program, these young people also learn to strengthen their skills so that, in the future, they can reintegrate into society or return to their families, enjoying the full exercise of their rights.
      From 6PM on 2 May, there will be a special presentation and surprise by the children of Fundación Renacimiento. All proceeds from CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE will go directly towards the work of the
      foundation. Tickets will also be available at the door.

      2 May | Atempo presents Children of The Future with Maga & Friends | Tickets | Mexico City
      The post Embrace The “Children Of The Future” As Maga Launches New Philanthropic ATEMPO Concept appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.
      Source: Deep House Amsterdam

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      One of the scene’s brightest stars and a mainstay of its eponymous club, Jimi Jules mixes Watergate 24.
      Available 11 June, the Innervisions and Cocoon featuring DJ expertly exhibits, not only, his dynamic musical range and production skills, but also the ability to create incredibly complex blends that disguise any hint of one tracks end and another’s beginning. As a selector and producer, both skills are on full display over the mix’s twenty-one tracks, thirteen of which are Jules’ own, whether they be originals, remixes, or special edits made especially for this compilation.
      Check out the full tracklist below, and notice the extensive selection of exclusives, but also know that Watergate will be releasing most of the exclusive material on two 12″ EP’s starting with ‘Abandoned Soul’ and ‘Midnight Juggernaut’ featuring a remix from Recondite, followed by the Jules & Jesaya +4BPM edit of Âme’s 119 BPM and more later this year.
      “Watergate 24” is available 11 June on Watergate Records
      Watergate Records Page Jimi Jules Page

      1. Jimi Jules – Gare de Lion (exclusive)
      2. Porn Sword T obacco – B1
      3. Keope – Caldo (Live At The Attic)
      4. Jimi Jules & Domenico Ferrari – Parkuhr (exclusive)
      5. Frankey & Sandrino – Ways Of The Sun (Jimi Jules Remix)
      6. Jimi Jules – Abandoned Soul (exclusive)
      7. Life on Planets – An Altered Story (Lil Tony Remix) (exclusive)
      8. Quarion – Bristol Grid (Jimi Jules Update) (exclusive)
      9. Aphex Twin – IZ-US
      10. Upercent – Pulsacions (Jimi Jules Remix)
      11. Azimute – We Are The Sound (Trippy Version) & Quarion – The Greater Of Two Evils
      12. ÂME – 119 BPM (Jimi Jules & Jesaya +4 BPM Update) (exclusive)
      13. Jimi Jules – Equinox
      14. Egopusher – Flake (Jimi Jules Remix) (exclusive)
      15. Jimi Jules – Midnight Juggernaut (exclusive)
      16. DJ Koze – First Snow
      17. ED ED & Petja Virikko – Sundroina feat. Jinadu (Jimi Jules Remix) (exclusive)
      18. Kalabrese – Feeding Me With Sun feat. Khan (Jimi Jules Remix) (exclusive)
      19. Ripperton – Meteorythme
      20. Jimi Jules & Lee Jones – Lines feat. Fink (Jules’ Interstellar Interpretation) (exclusive)
      The post Club Resident Jimi Jules Mixes Exclusive Heavy Watergate 24 Compilation appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.
      Source: Deep House Amsterdam

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      The smell of smoked meats, the refreshing taste of a cold beer on a hot summer day, and the sound of your favorite beats banging in the distance – it must almost be time for your beloved grillmasters and studio-chefs to hit the coals for DIRTYBIRD BBQ season.The beloved DIRTYBIRD crew truly came together around such a grill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park many years ago – assembling over a mutual love of full gullets and outlier records. This safe place for their weirdness to shine has grown to welcome an extended family of thousands, yet kept that feeling of unabashedly fun summer vibes DIRTYBIRD has become known for worldwide. This summer, Claude VonStroke will round up the crew to roast it up at three dates across the US of A for a summer of BBQ and house music mischief. Joining the party will be Justin Martin (Austin & Oakland), J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan, plus Los Angeles will be treated to very special performances by newly formed super-duo WAJATTA (Reggie Watts & John Tejada) and a back-to-back set by Dateless and Lucati.

      In 2018 the BBQ tour will – believe it or not – make its debut in Los Angeles, a nesting ground that has grown into a Sister City for DIRTYBIRD over the years. Los Angeles is also the CITY VOTE WINNER of 2018! DIRTYBIRD fans voted and the crew is excited to put together an amazing party in the City of Angels. The LA BBQ stop will also take on a new identity as it welcomes a range of options to grub on, making it a Food Festival fit for the hungriest DIRTYBIRD family. For More Info and Tickets Visit: http://bit.ly/Dirtybird-BBQ
      Source: Daily-Beat

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      Berlin artist Andreas Henneberg has just released a new solo EP on Desert Hearts Records ahead of this weekend’s House, Techno & Love boutique festival and its the perfect preamble to this weekend’s festivities.
      As label head of both Voltage Musique and SNOE Records, Andreas Henneberg is no stranger to the game. With two solid tracks on the Password Invalid EP, he proves he’s ready to take on the Los Coyotes Reservation yet again this weekend. Topped off by a sweet remix by RYBO and Mikey Lion, Password Invalid encompasses everything Desert Hearts has come to be and will no doubt be heard at the famous one stage of DH come Friday.
      Listen to the brand new Password Invalid EP below.

      Connect with Andreas Henneberg: Facebook / Twitter / SoundCloud
      The post Andreas Henneberg Releases ‘Password Invalid’ EP Ahead of Desert Hearts Festival appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      HARD Summer has unveiled its stacked 2018 lineup courtesy of Funny Or Die.
      The team behind the Los Angeles festival has teamed up with Funny Or Die to reveal its lineup with a hilarious teaser video. Featuring headliners Diplo, Dillon Francis, TOKiMONSTA and more, the video continues the festival’s comedic theme from 2017.

      This year’s festival will feature Travis Scott, Diplo b2b Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Zeds Dead b2b Jauz, Louis The Child and many more. Check out the full list of acts below and find more information at hardfest.com.

      The post HARD Summer Unveils 2018 Lineup With Hilarious Funny Or Die Skit appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      Making its highly-anticipated return to Europe this September 20-23, 2018, The BPM Festival: Portugal announces the first wave of acts for its second year on the stunning Algarve coast. Revealing over fifty names for phase one, the 2018 edition will see today’s top DJ talent touchdown in Portimão and Lagoa as essential destinations for fans of quality house and techno.
      Bringing together a contingent of BPM veterans and newcomers, The BPM Festival: Portugal 2018 is pleased to welcome back Art Department, Apollonia, Carl Craig, Chus & Ceballos, Danny Tenaglia, Hector, Josh Wink, Lauren Lane, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Nastia, Paco Osuna, Seth Troxler and more standout artists. Making their Portuguese edition debut at The BPM Festival are Marco Carola, Mark Knight, Nicole Moudaber, The Martinez Brothers, Wolf + Lamb and several familiar names who will join the festival for its biggest expansion yet.
      Held over four days and nights at eight distinct venues, Portugal’s world famous Algarve region will host leading label showcases, renowned party brands, and The BPM Festival’s all-star signature events at beach-side venues, nightclubs and more. Impressing audiences with its stunning landscape of its towering limestone cliffs, hidden caves and grottos, golden sand beaches and crystal aqua blue water, The BPM Festival: Portugal 2018 serves as the perfect closing celebration for the end of the European summer festival season.
      Tier 1 festival passes for the second edition of The BPM Festival: Portugal will go on sale Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4am EDT / 9am BST / 10am CEST at TheBPMFestival.com. All-in packages for festival passes plus travel and/or accommodation will also be available via The BPM Festival’s official travel partner, Festicket.
      Tier 1 festival passes for The BPM Festival: Portugal 2018 go on sale Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4am EDT / 9am BST / 10am CEST at TheBPMFestival.com

      The BPM Festival: Portugal 2018 Phase 1 Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order):
      ANIMAL & ME (LIVE)
      ANNA TUR
      DJ VIBE
      FER BR
      GUTI (LIVE)
      LEO POL (LIVE)
      OSCAR L
      WOLF + LAMB
      The post The BPM Festival: Portugal 2018 Reveals Phase 1 Artist Lineup appeared first on Only Techno.

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      After building a sound online following with a series of self-released slow jams, Attila Mora has returned for the fourth time with ‘Out My Life’, a sulky love ballad that seems to find a middle ground between the soulful vocal stylings of Nick Murphy and the off kilter rhythms from the likes of Warp pillars Autechre and Plaid. Serving as the third single from the Melbourne based producer and vocalist, It’s safe to say that Attila Mora’s music is on a path of it’s own.
      Beginning with a mellow concoction of creamy chords and swelling vocals, the track builds up into a bed of earthy bass and skittering percussion topped with a tortured vocal hook. Among the the instrumentation we hear a cacophony of distorted bleeps, adding a certain alienating quality to an an otherwise familiar palette of emotions. Approaching the end of the track, we are met with a wave of female vocal cuts that bring the track to it’s absolute climax, before fizzling out for the finale.
      You can stream ‘Out My Life’ below.
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      American DJ and producer, Lane 8, has made his BBC 1 Essential Mix debut, adding to a rich vein of form in 2018. The San Francisco based artist (real name Daniel Goldstein) has been making waves in recent months after relentless touring on the back of his sophomore LP, Little By Little.
      His 2017 ‘This Never Happened’ tour was a commercial success due in part to its message to punters: ‘Leave Your Phone. Experience The Moment. This Never Happened’.
      Lane 8 infuses chilled electronica, with a variety of deeper and classic house cuts for Pete Tong’s infamous mix series. Over 2 solid hours, Goldstein takes the listener on a sonically pleasing journey with a variety of joints from his recent LP including the self titled ‘Little by Little’ as well as remixes of ‘No Captian’by Dirty South and ‘Clarify’ by Tinlicker.
      The compilation also features a soothing Lane 8 Morning Mix of GeorgeFitzGerald’s ‘Burn’ and the beautiful melodies of Solanca’s, ‘Belladonna’. This fruitful mix from the San-Fran producer is jam-packed with danceable rhythms and luscious house tracks to get you up and about on a Tuesday.
      Wrap your ears around his BBC 1 Essential Mix:
      Catch Lane 8 at the Australian leg of his Little By Little tour this week:
      April 21st – Max Watts, Sydney
      April 24th – Prince, Melbourne
      April 25th – Capulet, Brisbane
      (Source: thissongissick)
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      Soulwax have a new album dropping in June

      By Ozclubbers.com.au, in News and Reviews,

      After debuting a myriad of unreleased new music through their 2017 BBC essential mix, Soulwax have announced a new full length LP titled ‘Essential’, set to be released in June this year through their own Belgium-based label DEEWEE. The album, consisting of 12 new tracks, were produced specifically to be aired on the radio without any prior notice to listeners. With DEEWEE being one of quirkiest crews in the club sphere, they have once again proved themselves to be one of the most hard-working labels in Europe.
      Juxtaposing live instrumentation with synthetic analogue landscapes, the rock band turned electronic pop group reportedly spent two weeks prior to their essential mix holed away in their studio producing an hour’s worth of new material exclusively to be aired on the radio. After looking back on the radio show, Soulwax decided to release the essential mix as an album. The trio commented on the album saying “When we were approached to make an Essential Mix for the BBC in May 2017, we chose to do what every sane human being would do, we decided to lock ourselves into our studio for two weeks and make an hour of new music based around the word ‘Essential’, instead of preparing a mix of already existing music. The product of this otherwise unwise decision is something we ended up being very proud of and is now being released on the piece of plastic you’re are currently holding in your hands.”
      The band’s sixth album ‘Essential’ will be released on June 22nd through DEEWEE. In the meantime you can listen to ‘Essential Four’ below.
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      Image: Duncographic
      One of the most beloved annual festivals, Strawberry Fields is tipping into double digits this year, and the crew behind it have promised 2018 will be a celebration to remember.
      The event began in 2009 along the banks of the Murray River in rural Victoria, hosting 1000 partygoers with a minimal setup. Form here, Strawberry Fields has grown to become one of the most exciting events in the Aus festival circuit, with an average turnout of 8000 in attendance, and hosting artists such as Floating Points, Tycho, Moodymann, Booka Shade, Stephan Bodzin, Apparat, Carl Craig, HUNEE, Nightmares on Wax & Mr Scruff and many more.
      Strawberry Fields’ much anticipated 10 year anniversary has been locked in for November 16 to 18. Early bird tix will be available from May 15 on their website. If you can’t wait, have a crack at this insane prize pack giveaway they are offering for you and three mates. See below:
      Prize Pack:
      – LIFETIME tickets to Strawberry Fields for you and three friends (non-transferable)
      – A ride to and from the festival in style, in a chauffeur driven vintage white stretch limo (ex. MEL)
      – Luxury glamping package, so all you need to bring is yourself and good vibes
      How to enter:
      Simply tell us your favourite memory from a previous Strawberry Fields. The winning entry will showcase creativity, humour, and community spirit.
      >>>ENTER HERE<<<
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      Image: James Simpson
      The tastemakers over at Purple Sneakers are into creeping into puberty in style, celebrating their 12th year of existence with a stacked, homegrown lineup.
      Taking the reins at The Lansdowne for the first time, Purple Sneakers will be hosting the likes of ALTA, Clypso, Thandi Phoenix, Dro Carey, Rainbow Chan, Slim Set, Sandro Dallarmi and – of course – Purple Sneakers DJs among others for a night of finely curated bangers.
      The event takes place on Saturday, June 16th and you can find tickets right here. Check the flyer below for the full lineup and we’ll see you there!
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      Jorja Smith announces debut album ‘Lost & Found’

      By Ozclubbers.com.au, in News and Reviews,

      Uprising UK singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has announced that her debut album is dropping on June 8th.
      The artist has garnered plenty of hype over the past 2-years, following stand-out release such as ‘Blue Lights’, ‘Teenage Fantasy’ and ‘Where Did I Go?‘, each of which will be featured on the record along with new cuts with zero features.
      Smith also turned heads with her work on the Kendrick Lamar produced ‘Black Panther’ album, and collaborating with Drake, Stormzy and UK producer Preditah. ‘Lost & Found’ also follows a stacked US tour she is currently completing, including her first appearance at Coachella.
      You can find out more on the album and pre-order it right here. Listen to my personal favourite from Jorja Smith below to hold you off for June 8.
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      A new project has arose and is currently making waves throughout the bass scene as an interesting digital take on heavy dub and melodic bass music. The Philadelphia producer known as Computa‘s debut release is a ‘Reboot’ edit of the well-known festival anthem ‘I Can’t Escape’ by trap veterans Slander and SAYMYNAME.
      The track sways far from the original in its ability to throw a powerful drop into overdrive with the use of mind bending sound design that feels robotic and hypnotic in the realms of dubstep. It is the perfect blend between a glistening pop vocal arrangement and a sinister festival ready weapon of a drop. Consider yourself lucky for discovering this producer now because we have no doubt he will become the next big thing in dance music if he keeps at it with this style.
      Source: Daily-Beat

    • Ozclubbers.com.au
      It’s been a hot minute since American born producer Maceo Plex has released any new material…but get set for three EP’s with new tracks labelled ‘techno mutations’ in 2018. The outrageously talented dance music don shall release the ‘Mutant Series’ from May 18th via the Correspondent imprint, owned by fellow DJ Jennifer Cardini.
      It’s a family affair for Maceo, (real name Eric Estornel), who features vocals from his wife, Maars, throughout ‘Mutant 1’.
      The mutant releases will follow in the footsteps of his 2015 Conjure Series and shall be drip fed across the year by various labels owned by Estornel’s peers as well as via his own imprint, Ellum Audio. It is exciting times for the prolific producer, as well as his adoring followers, and no doubt this series will ignite dance-floors across the globe.
      Let’s hope Maceo Plex can tour Australia soon, as his last attempted visit back at Pitch Music & Arts Festival in March didn’t quite go to plan!
      Check out the Mutant 1 Track list:
      1: ‘Mutant DX’ feat. Maars
      2: ‘Mutant Moog’ feat. Maars
      3: ‘Mutant Disco’ feat. Maars
      Correspondant will release Mutant 1 on May 18th, 2018.
      (Source: Mixmag)
      Source: Stoney Roads

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      Vlaardingen, Netherlands natives LNY TNZ dropped big room/tropical house/hip-hop record “After Midnight” (Ft. Laurell & Mann) on Be Yourself Music’s sublabel Big & Dirty. The feature singers’ unwavering momentum matches the allegretto tempo, made up of a Dembow pulse, pumping kick and prominent brass loops. LNY TNZ’s Mitchell Vreeswijk and Jan Stadhouders wowed dance music devotees when they joined forces with Yellow Claw for hardstyle hits “TECHNO” and “Last Night Ever“; these Barong Family veterans’ M.O., “FVCK GENRES,” has ripened from album title to festival stage.
      Stadhouders and Vreeswijk described “After Midnight” as “a different tempo track with some typical LNY TNZ sounds. We have two different artists featured on this track. A stunning female Canadian singer with a beautiful voice [Laurell] and a Los Angeles based rapper [Mann] who has already worked with 50 Cent, Ty Dolla $ign, Jason Derulo, Kendrick and Frank Ocean.”

      Connect with LNY TNZ: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
      The post LNY TNZ Releases Wildcard Single “After Midnight” (Ft. Laurell & Mann) appeared first on Noiseporn.
      Source: Noise Prn

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      ANSV next on An Der Grenze

      By Ozclubbers.com.au, in News and Reviews,

      In spite of the fact that ANSV’s work is still a mystery for many, it’s clear that he is an unmissable rising figure in techno underground.
      Latest release by ANSV, named ‘Impostor Syndrome’ is out today on An Der Grenze.
      ‘Impostor Syndrome’ is a three-tracker. Tittle tune portrays the devastating and ruinous force of the earthquake, made up of burst of energy and distortion of the bass, after which ‘He is So’ takes on a new dimension by introducing a muffled epic melody with an emphasized tension. Last on the release and most powerful is ‘Hellsinki’, wicked drive with fierce groove made for dance floor!
      Hear the release below and grab your copy here.

      The post ANSV next on An Der Grenze appeared first on Only Techno.

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      In Memoriam – Tim Bergling 1989-2018

      By Ozclubbers.com.au, in News and Reviews,

      “The world was never meant for one as beautiful as you” – Don McLean
      It was 2011, I was at a Melbourne Club called Motel and a young blue eyed blond, skinny kid was behind the decks. He wasn’t the headliner, he was doing his first ever set on Australian soil, he played a song the world came to know as Levels. The melody was pure and catchy, the sample vocals had people singing along even though it was brand new. Who could have known back then that this song would grow into the phenomenon we called Avicii.
      I was as many were that night, instant fans and perhaps in some way we adopted this guy and this anthem that despite the changes in EDM over the years became instantly recognizable and as many in the Industry have pointed out, a door that opened so many more possibilities for them.
      Even that night you could see a nervous and ill at ease artist behind those decks and as the years proved, Tim was far happier in a studio away from the crowds and the pressures that came with being a superstar. I met him briefly, in 2013 where the ravages of illness was quite clear and yet he shook my hand and I saw the smile of a shy, fragile but kindly young man, one I wanted to hug away the hurt that was written on his face. Perhaps at my age, that was the mother instinct in me, he thanked me in a small voice and the next day I was at his show at the Melbourne Showgrounds with thousands of others.
      I vividly remember the last song of that show, set to the backdrop of a warm summer evening with a pink sunset still falling. I’d heard all the comments of how we’d lost him to mainstream, what was this country stuff he was trying to do, when the first strains of Wake Me Up rang out there was not one person there who didn’t sing it loudly and looking back on it now, I just remember the smiles on faces.
      Now the world is trying to come to terms with this terrible loss, at 28 years of age. We grapple with life and death every day, it’s inevitability at the end of a long and good life. We don’t ever understand it at any age but when someone so young is taken, someone who made the world a far more beautiful place with his music and his soul, then we find it hard to put it in perspective.
      Avicii took us to places with his music that made us all feel good, he opened up the chasm between dance music and pop and allowed the crossover to begin, yet Tim Bergling, the human being is often forgotten, he is not the artist he is a man struggling with demons as a lot of us do. The documentary showed us, his retirement told us this was not all the lights and fame it’s cracked up to be.
      I can’t imagine how it feels for his family, friends and team, other than to know as a mother, parents should never have the pain of burying a child before themselves. We lost an idol but they lost so so much more.
      I always thought of you like a butterfly, a beautiful fragile creature who gave us beauty for a brief time and then disappeared. I hope you are flying high and free now and know your music will be forever with us. R.I.P
      The post In Memoriam – Tim Bergling 1989-2018 appeared first on By The Wavs.
      Source: ByTheWavs

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