‘Behind The Iron Curtain’ with UMEK

The best Slovenian DJ in the world brings you some of the best current techno beats in the world in his hour-long set 'Behind The Iron Curtain'. UMEK is #22  in The Official Global DJ Rankings.

 

Behind The Iron Curtain With UMEK / Episode 069 by Umek on Mixcloud

 

 

Dillon Francis doing the make-up for Nervo and Nicky Romero

Well, another remix with buttons pushed and knobs tweaked by the cream of the crop. Dillon Francis, #176 in the Official Global DJ Rankings, has remixed 'Like Home' by Nicky Romero (#45) and Nervo (#92).


Francis shows a more emotional and passionate side of his musical being. The original mix by the industries leading ladies Nervo and electro-house star Nicky Romero was an agressive banger with the buildups and the drops you would expect. Francis slows it down and adds his soft re-work.

Listen to  the preview for the Dillon Francis remix below!

Also, listen to the song without the make-up by Nicky Romero & NERVO.

Ferry Corsten tweaks Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin teamed up with the talented vocalist Kate Walsh in the making of  ’When You Were Around’. The single seemed a bit dark for DJ/producer Ferry Corsten who has recently finished giving his touch to the track. He’s brought some more melody and high-energy to the tune. This is a case where the top of the cream trance DJs have started a musical dialogue. DJ Ferry Corsten, #13 on The Official Global DJ Rankings has remixed DJ Dash Berlin, #14 in The DJ Rankings.


Listen to the preview below, you can acquire the track on Beatport via Aropa Records, which released it on 12.11.2012.

And the original track by Kate Walsh and DJ Dash Berlin.

Fake Blood’s debut album ‘Cells’

Theo Keating aka Fake Blood has released his debut album 'Cells' with dripping of fake blood on the cover and tripping of Fake Blood inside. Eagerly anticipated by followers of great number, this is the first album under  Keatings' most used moniker to date. And we know Fake Blood for its high octane – electro, house and techno infusing – sounds. So did he deliver with the 11-track ’Cells’?


Keating is the man behind remixes of A-Trak, Miike Snow, Count & Sinden and his own avant-garde project The Black Ghosts. The British veteran producer has received high praise for his recent ’Mars’ and the ’Fix Your Accent' EP. The latter features ’I Think I Like It’, a massive dancefloor hit for quite some time now. After 5 years of Fake Blood – remixing, releasing EPs and inspiring frenzies at raves – the debut album is released. What's it about? Start the album mix below and find out!

The first track, brought out of the shady studio rooms already in August, is ’Yes/No’. With it’s refined piano riffs and Fake Blood’s trademark basslines you get the instant feeling of something special lying ahead. ’Yes/No’ as well as the next track ’Airbrush’ hint to Keating’s alter ego Touché from 90s. Mind-twisting riffs, rave hooks and proper drums  set the tone for the album.

However, the tone’s about to change with the next couple of tracks – ’Phantom Power’ and ’End of Days’. The titles suggesting something from a bit of a darker side is appropriate as you’re treated to tunes taking you on a journey rather than urging you to jump up and down.  

The latter is the case with ’Let It Go’, which instantly makes you yearn for a warehouse-rave. This one’s surely a highlight of the album and suitable for the festival-sized soundsystems and crowds. ’Let It Go’ will get you going.

’London’ is down-right psychedelic with its violin-riffs, opera vocals, fast hi-hats and sentimental synths – this is bad-weather-Sunday music for a melancholic electroholic.

Fake Blood will be celebrating the release of ’Cells’ accordingly, at London’s Fabric. Field Day, Summadayze and Summafieldayze feature Fake Blood as well. Great things lie ahead for the veteran master of electro currently #414 in The Official Global DJ Rankings. In the midst of the booming electronic dance music scene, an album of this calibre,  is very welcomed and is surely to meet critical acclaim. There’s a certain kind deepness to the LP, but optimism and dance-floor materials can be found as well. So Keating delivered something for everybody. Superb work!

Stream the full  album mix below!

Sander van Doorn’s Identity Episode 154

This is another one of Sander van Doorn's weekly Identity Mixes. As always, some fresh and some older stuff brought to you with professional quality, The Dutch-born DJ and producer is one of the best DJ's around there, on the 15th spot in The Official DJ Rankings.

Tracklist:

1. Zedd & Lucky Date feat. Ellie Goulding — Fall Into The Sky [Interscope]
2. Spencer & Hill — Believe It [Wall]
3. Julian Jordan & Martin Garrix — BFAM [Spinnin']
4. Afrojack — Annie's Theme [Wall]
5. Plastik Funk & Tujamo — Who [Tiger]
6. Pryda — Everyday (Instrumental Mix) [Pryda]
7. Monsta – Holdin' On (Skrillex & Nero Remix) [Owsla]8. Discopolis — Committed To Sparkle Motion (DubVision Remix) [Axtone]
9. Burns — Lies (Otto Knows Remix) [Deconstruction]
10. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash — Reload [Refune]
11. Bingo Players – Out Of My Mind (Original Mix)
12. Tom Staar — Cheyenne [Kindergarten]
13. Sander van Doorn & Julian Jordan — Kangaroo [Doorn]
14. Steve Angello & Third Party — Lights [Size]