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BRNDLS – START BLEEDING (MJOLNIR REMIX)

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Techno music have undoubtedly been rejuvenated and given new color by the likes of Brodinski, Boys Noize and Gessafelstein. Following their footsteps, Indonesian duo Mjolnir takes on the challenge of remixing a local hero of the Indonesian underground scene The Brandals. The result are one of the darkest, punchiest techno / electro hybrid that sounded so damn good especially when you’re completely smashed on one of those weekends.

The duo have just released their older, lighter tune on JBAG‘s own label Continental records which is also worth checking.

BRNDLS – START BLEEDING (MJOLNIR REMIX)

artworks-000065974575-wwdvcs-t500x500

Techno music have undoubtedly been rejuvenated and given new color by the likes of Brodinski, Boys Noize and Gessafelstein. Following their footsteps, Indonesian duo Mjolnir takes on the challenge of remixing a local hero of the Indonesian underground scene The Brandals. The result are one of the darkest, punchiest techno / electro hybrid that sounded so damn good especially when you’re completely smashed on one of those weekends.

The duo have just released their older, lighter tune on JBAG‘s own label Continental records which is also worth checking.

Take a Look at the New, Promising AKAI APC Series

Akai, a Japanese company famous for its legendary MPC samplers, is refreshing its APC lines entirely by introducing three new products at the MusicMesse 2014: The APC40 Mk2, APC Key25 and APC Mini.

The APC40 Mk2 are more or less a subtle upgrade to the already solid older brother APC40 – better looking, better fader, and with more RGB pads. Its sibling – the APC Mini are tasked to contain the success of Novation’s ultra-portable clip controller, the Launchpad Mini. And for USD99 retail price, looks set for a stiff competition on the front.

Our eyes are really locked on the APC Key25 though. Combining two octave keys with a 5×8 button matrix, the Key25 would be amazing for testing ideas on the studio as well as live performances involving live synth playing and sequencing. The 5×8 buttons are a big plus compared to the Launchkey 25, which only includes two rows of buttons.

We’re really excited with these products, and are waiting for them to come on store. Meanwhile, more videos worth checking:

Tokyo Denmark Sweden – When It Breaks (Jordan F Remix)

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This remix of Sidney-based Tokyo Denmark Sweden once again proves why Jordan F should be considered as one of the most prolific artist in the current synth-wave scene. The treatment transforms it into a track full of epic, retro sounding synths and drums so if that’s your cup of tea I’d recommend you to get it for FREE straightaway. Oh and I’m kind of in love with the vocal too so I’d probably drop by their soundcloud profile. Now!

Dea – Black Wizard

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Frisbee records has in my opinion, delivered some of the trippiest sounding disco in recent years. Its a shame that they don’t seem to gain wide recognition the same way as other disco labels, but again that might be due to the obscure nature of the genre itself. Black Wizard by Dea is a long time favorite of fans, featured on the Heavy Rotation I compilation series. Now almost two years later, the third compilation is on its way and all I can say is I’m so excited for it!

Barcelona Is Where All Of Us Should Be This Summer

Sonar Festival has always boasted one of the most unique line-up around. Never claiming to be a strictly dance music festival, it is packed with all kind of artists, from DJs to those with really weird music and quirky live performances. I always find Sonar quite refreshing especially if you’re sick of the samey-samey line-ups typical of most EDM festivals these days. While the usual suspect in the name of Skrillex, Major Lazer and Diplo will be there, the other artists are really worth checking out.

As with last year, the event is divided into day and night events. The day event is usually less about partying and more about music and visualization, and could be really for you (as it is for me) if you are into live stuff and experimentation. The night events are where the thumping beats will be, with names such as Kraftwerk, Hot Natured, Ed Banger Crews, Maceo Plex, and many more. Last year I missed some of the lesser known but interesting names, so do check the profile of each act beforehand.

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Kraftwerk

Pet Shop Boys

Gold Panda

Karl Hyde (Underworld)

Seth Troxler

Diamond Version

Liars

Thug Ladies

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Jurrasic 5

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