Djrum – Fabric Promo Mix 2016

Djrum works his way through an intoxicating cocktail of genres and rhythm structures. Nineties rave vibes and happy sunshine melodies collide with heady Techno and Bass Music. Although performed with surgical precision, Djrum’s mixing still has the somewhat raw energy that is missing in the overly sleek transitions of many USB DJs.

Ulf Eriksson – Boiler Room Upfront 060

Deep, hypnotic Techno at its best: “DJing is so much more than just swapping records. It is – and should be – a reflection of the person that’s mixing. Right now I like to do mixes as shapes or waves. Sort of like small sculptures of sound. This is also how it turned out this…

Uone – Rainbow Serpent 2016 DJ set

What Uone delivered at this year’s Rainbow Serpent Festival is so deep, trippy and melodic that it almost qualifies as some kind of Trance music. However, it’s something different, something very streamlined and clubby. The Australian artist describes his outstanding DJ set as ‘the debut of my new Serpent Charmer show’ – definitely something to…

Hodge – FACT Mix 526

Speaking loosely, Hodge’s music fits into that middle-ground between Dubstep’s weight and Techno’s fluidity that Bristol producers have a knack for doing so well. That’s what FACT mag says about its latest mix, and that’s a very accurate description of what you get to hear. Raw, bass-heavy and wonderfully tripped-out, yet with an uplifting twist.…

Sebastian Mullaert – XLR8R Podcast 413

I said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to deep, hypnotic Techno music for modern trance dance rituals – this is it. For the latest XLR8R podcast, Sebastian Mullaert presents a 90-minute segment of a liveset he played in Israel. The Swedish producer remains a class of his own.  

Pinch – XLR8R Podcast 409

Pinch’s new DJ mix for XLR8R is nothing for the faint-hearted. The head honcho of Tectonic and Cold Recordings delivers a fairly abstract collage of rhythm and sound that has a raw, delirious, industrial vibe to it, and that seems to be made for a big sound system. U.K. Bass driven sound at it’s best!

Alex Banks – Groove Podcast 47

Fat square basses, tripped out delays, enigmatic build-ups, rich beat textures, dreamy melodies: Alex Banks delivers the goods. As he remarks quite appropriately in his interview with Groove magazine, this meticulously crafted studio mix is rather “[…] a sonic collage than a DJ mix and includes a lot of detail that would get lost in…

Griff – Live At Shambhala Music Festival 2015

Seventy-seven minutes of bass-heavy awesomeness, delivered by Griff, my favourite artist from the thriving Australian Glitch Hop scene. The warm and organic sound that is so typical for the Melbourne based artist has a very human, almost hand-played vibe to it. Also I love how it is deeply psychedelic in the most progressive, most forward-thinking…

Jonas Saalbach

Once again there’s been loads of great music at last weekend’s 3000° Festival, this one being my favourite from the umtsa-umtsa side of things: German producer Jonas Saalbach delivered a deeply hypnotic live set that could be labelled as Melodic Techno or Neo Trance.

Extrawelt – Clash Music Podcast 2015

It’s getting increasingly hard to get me excited about four-to-the-floor Electronic Dance Music. However, the Extrawelt guys never fail to do so. Arne, one half of the German duo formerly known as Spirallianz and Midimiliz, delivers a deeply hallucinogenic DJ mix that takes some pleasantly unexpected turns.