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Research: Techno has been the best-selling genre for the last four years

The International Music Summit in Ibiza annually publishes a study exploring the development of the electronic music industry globally.

In addition to a number of interesting lectures, discussions, forums, workshops and parties, the research is being conducted by analyst Kevin Watson, a passionate lover of the electronic genre from London. He is also the author of a Dance-onomics study published in 2012 in the Netherlands.

Electronic music is the third most listened genre in the world according to the International Music Conference in Ibiza.

 64% listen to pop music, 57% rock, and 32% listen to electronic music.

The survey was conducted on the basis of 19 thousand people, aged 16 to 64 years from 18 countries. Based on this survey about 1.5 billion people are listening to electronic music today.

According to Beatport, the world's most famous digital electronic music store, techno has been a top-selling genre for 4 years now.

The second in line is Tech-house, third house, fourth d…

Industrialyzer - Moonstone EP [Secon State]

Ricardo Rodrigues aka Industrialyzer delivers another hard-edged release for Pan-Pot's label.

Inspired by 90s techno, it sees Rodrigues move from the Green Velvet-style deranged jack on the title track into the Plastikman-influenced "Kontrol", where snares roll in unison over a skeletal, niggling rhythm.

On "Daily Nova", he ups the pace to deliver a tone-shifting banger that's powered by doubled-up claps and a lean rhythm, while "Psychic Overlays" is the toughest arrangement on offer here.

Led by grubby kicks and hi-hats so sharp they'll pierce your skin, its cascading filters make it a relentless peak-time affair.


Truncate - The Bell/Initials/Timbre Ep [Blueprint]

Few if any contemporary producers do heads-down techno better than Truncate, as his latest EP for Blueprint demonstrates.

What really sets the LA producer apart is his ability to tease out new sounds and nuances while still maintaining maximum impact. For example, "The Bell" is a rolling, rhythm-heavy affair that resounds to ticking percussion and pounding drums, but also drops into atmospheric reveries.


Similarly, on "Initials", Truncate visits Miill-style minimalism, but adds his own touch with some deft, detuned sounds, while "Timbre" sees him deliver a rolling percussive affair that builds and drops subtly thanks to some wild tonal progressions

Fjaak - Fjaak 005 [Fjaak]

Berlin wunderkind power trio Fjaak are back with the fifth installment on their eponymous imprint - strap yourself in for a wild ride on this one!

Features the furious and pummelling warehouse techno assault of "Phonox" reminiscent of '90s legends Devilfish, followed by the soulful hard jack of the 50 Weapons indebted "Midnight Take Out" (they are alumni of the label after all) and the industrial/dub techno experimental piece "They Can't Smell Us" - but unless they are hiding under a bar of soap we certainly can - this one's dirty!


Anthony Rother - We are the future EP [Rekids]

Anthony Rother's music has always sounded futuristic, so it's not surprising that this release sounds like it came from another time. However, instead of the robust electro drums that Rother's music is usually based on, the title track is underpinned by a stripped back techno arrangement.

Despite this slightly different approach than usual, it still gives him the opportunity to deliver his signature robo-vocals and austere, frosty synths. On "Super Future Metropolis", the storied German producer delivers a tantalisingly different approach, with a pile driving rhythm populated by abstract tones, while "The Message" is an epic synth workout, featuring those distinctive vocoder vocals.


Gabriel Wnz WNZ - Solaris E.P. [Mechanikal Hard]

Warm welcomes all round to the harder side of the Mechanikal machine with rising producer Gabriel Wnz with this awesome offering entitled 'Solaris'

Melon twisting techno is what's on offer when tackling 'Solaris'. Its deep, straight groove drives directly into the heart of the Hard Techno sound to deliver an awesome array of power and sonic control.

Heavy, deep and unrelenting - 'Dunklang' storms the gates of sanity and embarks on a full on assault on the senses. Big, tough drum patterns drive heavy acid melodies throughout the track. A full on journey from start to finish.

Incredible remixes from Domingo Caballero and Hans Delbruck assist in creating an E.P. that will knock you off your feet and straight onto the dancefloor.

ADE 2019 completes program and reveals new ADE Zen Space

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's largest club festival and business conference for electronic music, has finalized its program and reveals new ADE Zen Space. 

2019 features a focus on France and celebrates the 100 year anniversary of electronic music instruments.
Between the 16th and the 20th of October more than 2,500 artists and 600 speakers will take part in the event in Amsterdam. The organizers expect to welcome over 400,000 visitors from over 100 countries for the 24th edition.

In recent years, the Amsterdam Dance Event has become the most important breeding ground for electronic music culture. Besides the extensive conference and festival program, ADE highlights current technological and social trends as well as crossovers with other genres such as film and photography, making Amsterdam the meeting point for the global electronic music community.

100 years of electronic music | Focus on France
ADE traditionally kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th with an opening con…

Ozone 8 - iZotope

iZotope’s Ozone 8 is one of the most comprehensive software mastering suites quickly become an essential plugin for producers.

On video below by DJ producer and music educator Joshua Casper, you’ll acquire all the knowledge you need to be able create your own professional-sounding masters with Ozone.

Joshua introduces the basics and the mastering assistant, which uses machine learning to automatically create custom presets specifically tailored to your track.

He learns features, EQ matching and using the references panel, so you’ll get up to be able to start mastering your own material to a reasonable level.

In addition to working with Tonal Balance Control,iZotope’s included software for assisted track equalisation. Joshua shows 2 different examples of mastering, one with modern and one with vintage modules, to compare the techniques used in each process and resulting mastered sound.

Signing up to the course provides access to a download pack containing 10 additional presets for Ozone

Andreas Kraemer & SLT - Research EP [Bubblejam]

Andreas Kraemer & SLT - Research EP come with 4 phenomenal tracks, 3 of which are originals and 1 remix of the main track Trancendance by Jens Lissat & Christoph Pauly. Andreas Kraemer & SLT premieres his techno to the music world. 

He is known since the 90s and also for his collaborations-project, 'Junk Project' Andreas Kraemer Techno The way of the success from Andreas Kraemer is like a history lesson in techno in techno music.
 25 years now Andreas takes a big place as music producer and DJ in the Electronic music business as one of the pioneers he did over 300 vinyl releases and a lot of digital releases also. 

With uncountable DJ gigs worldwide and his outstanding productions he takes a big place in the game. He is found on releases and lineups with colleagues like Chris Liebing Adam beyer , DJ Rush , Sven vath , Sven Wittekid ,, The Advent and so on . 
In 2012 he started the a collaboration with Neireich and did the project Kraemer & Niereich with the album B…

Alen Milivojevic & Drzneday - Preservation E.P. [Refined Format]

For number nine in the series we have the fantastic Techno duo 'Alen Milivojevic' & 'Drzneday' with an absolute smasher as they treat us with their track 'Preservation'. 

These guys hail from Bosnia and Herzegovina and provide us with some really interesting rhythms, nice vocal hooks and a big room synth that fits the party just nicely. 

Also on the release we have 2 excellent remixes with the first being from Hard Techno master 'Dorian Parano'. 

The Frenchman takes things darker with hard punchy kicks and intricate synth stabs and a synth that boomerangs your head. 

The 3rd remix is from Brazilian Techno wizard and Chromium Music label boss 'Allan Feytor'. 

He goes Techno on us with a more laid back approach to things with neat production and smooth subtle changes.

This release has something for everyone, and we are very happy to be putting these tracks out on the label.

Various Artists - Statics mind VA. Part I [Dissolved Mind Records]

Statics Mind is the digital disc with which we begin Dissolved Mind Records. 

In this album several artists expose their current vision of music and express with total freedom what they propose in their minds. 

It is divided into two parts, each part with 6 artists that are getting a lot of attention and that is why we decided to include them in this project.

Rane RH1 Over Ear Closed Back Monitoring Headphones

Cheap and cheerful little headphones from Rane, with a closed-back design making them suitable for DJ monitoring or studio use. A nice option at this low price point.

The RH-1 is a new portable closed monitoring headphone. It fits perfectly over the ears, is small and lightweight, and provides exceptional comfort making them ideal for long hours in the studio monitoring your mixdown tracks.

With outstanding performance and a modest price of 26 euros point the RH-1 is suitable for any application.

The 9ft. (2.7m) long cable also includes a 1 / 4-inch adaptor making the RH-1 compatible with all equipment.

In the box:
- RH-1 Headphones
- 1 / 8-inch-to-1 / 4-inch (3.5mm-to-6.35mm)
Adapter- Safety & Warranty Manual

Compact, lightweight and portable designPrecise, closed-cavity structure deploying accurate and pure soundHigh-quality stainless-steel telescopic arms with scale180-degree rotatable frame, for easy single-ear monitoring ColourBlackFrequency Range15Hz-28KHzImpedance (o…

Cliquee - Gasoline EP [Bubblejam]

Cliquee proudly presents his phenomenal new single - Gasoline An amazing melodic techno journey awaits you with this incredible piece of work from one of our most loved artists. 

DJ & producer cliquee, (clicky) started DJing professionally in 2007, this soon led to him producing his debut EP and signing with Society Music Recordings in April 2016. Since signing with Society Music, cliquee has also signed to Kaleydo Beats, Aila Records, Antarctic Records, TrueLife Recordings, SubTech Collective Light, SubTech Collective Dark, BlackKat, TrueLife Recordings, NightShift Records, KONNEQT, Acid 606-61 & Maintain Replay Records. 

His tracks have been used on various compilation albums for the likes of Techno Kreis, Techno Szene Records, Re:vibe Audio, Unlicensed Radio Records, Green Alien Records, Spiral Groove Recordings, Honey Bunny, Ten Tec Stuck and Techno Materials. Originally from Portsmouth (UK), he has performed all over the south coast of England including London's Ministr…

Fourth edition of techno event “Euphoria” in Ferizaj

The fourth edition of techno event in Ferizaj The youth non-governmental organization "Euphoria" has announced its fourth edition of thetechno event, for November 22nd, and like last year, the event will be held at "BIll Clinton" sports hall in Ferizaj.

According to the founder of “Euphoria” - Valon Hoxha, the last edition headlined by the German techno music producer, SNTS, resulted in an unexpected number of visitors. That encouraged him to continue organizing and promoting techno music in Kosovo
"The attendance at the last techno event was unexpectedly higher than we expected, and it gave my team the strength to continue promoting techno genre in Kosovo, in Ferizaj, and a recent research we did in our city shows an increase in the number of fans of this electronic music trend," adds Valon Hoxha. 
This is a social event and a part of the budget they get from tickets goes to families with social disabilities in the municipality of Ferizaj. 
“This even…

Axling - Verge EP on Abstraction

Very talented Swedish artist Axling making his debut at the Abstraction label with a package of exceptional productions, showing his characteristic raw and analog sound in each of them.

Starting with '[1010]' a cut loaded with movement where he makes very good use of the classic bleep by dividing it into two parts, a low and a much more treble one, thus creating a complex and contagious rhythmic pattern. 

On the second track, we have 'Screen' with an imposing kick and an envelope sub-bass as predominant elements that accompany the very well programmed synth arpeggio and 909 hi-hats sequence.

We continue with '10 sec to panic' a track of a more progressive character and influenced by that sound that was so popular in the raves of the late 90s, where the artist boldly leaves the comfort zone without losing his distinctive touch.

'End Signal' is another organic cut, that many would describe as Loop or Hypnotic Techno, which uses that old and effective form…

Gigi de Martino - Revelation EP on Mechanikal

Marching onto Mechanikal with confident stride is the two-track floor-filler on an EP by Italian Techno talent Gigi de Martino entitled 'Revelation'.

Strong and full of purpose, 'Revelation' makes its statement from the very beginning. Big, hard kicks drive the vibes as the full techno soundscape opens up to wonderfully lush and vibrant synth-lines. 

Put this in your set if you want to fill the floor! 
Equally driving and slightly more percussive is the excellent 'Universalis'. A full, festival-ready cut, full of flavor and character.

Skov Bowden - Turbine Ep including remix by Marco Raineri on Mechanikal Hard

Skov Bowden comes for his Mechanikal debut with an absolutely incredible EP entitled 'Turbine'! 

Heavy, warm and twisting - All the best characteristics that make up the perfect Hard Techno cut and 'Turbine' possesses them all. Skov's unique and inspiring brand of Techno is immediately injected into rolling bass patterns and intricate phrasing build into a full-on, hypnotic swell that will take you to the front of any dance floor. 

'I Can't Breathe' will leave you in that exact state. Darker and deeper in tone, 'I Can't Breathe' is well thought out and perfectly weighted - A true Techno classic that's hypnotizing to the very end. 

Complete with an incredible remix of 'Turbine' from Marco Raineri.

The 'Turbine' E.P. is a sure-fire must for any Techno lover out there.

Diffused Signal - Hors EP on Indistinct Approach

Moe Reza Shaygan, best known as 'Diffused Signal' is a very promising artist from Perth, Australia He shares deep tastes for powerful, atmospheric and hypnotic techno. 

His productions are soacked in repetitive basslines and dusty textures.

After releasing a great remix on Simplecoding Recordings, Diffused Signal is coming with his debut work on Indistinct Approach with 3 big leagues originals.

ADE - First selection of artists for 2019

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's largest festival and business conference for electronic music, announced the first selection of artists for 2019.

Among them are Carl Cox (GB)Amelie Lens (BE), DJ Nobu (JP), Helena Hauff (DE), Identified Patient (NL), Jeff Mills (US)Martin Garrix (NL)Nastia (UA), New Order (GB), Sevn Alias (NL), SOPHIE (GB), Tchami (FR), The Black Madonna (US) and Tiësto (NL). The organisers expect to welcome 400,000 visitors for the 24th edition.
The five day and night gathering runs from October 16th-20th, 2019 and is the world’s most extensive festival and conference program for electronic music, offering a broad range of art, film, photography, alongside music and the latest trends in technology and social good.
Alongside the popularity of the night and day program from national and international visitors, the organisers see growing interest in the conference ADE Sound Lab, the daytime cultural activities and the live electronic music and sustaina…

Techno will also be at Sea Dance!

This year’s edition of Sea Dance festival will be marked by a world exclusive, because, for the first time in its history, the famous Dance Arena will leave the fortress and come to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic! 

Together with the legendary EXIT Festival stage will come its spectacular production, as well as some of the biggest names in the history of electronic music. 
The main stars of this ultimate crew are Sven Vath, the global father of techno movement who was already announced earlier, joined by one of the most prominent electronic performers and three-times winner of the award for the best DJ in the world, Richie Hawtin! 
The performance at the Sea Dance Festival will be the first time this true techno icon and revolutionary and the person responsible for numerous technological innovations on the music scene visits Montenegro. Alongside him, another key member of the legendary Hawtin’s label Minus and resident of the biggest parties in the world Jon Gaiser wil…