Octopus Recordings boss Sian steps back into the hot seat for the latest instalment of the labels well respected compilation series. The compilation features many tried and tested tracks that Sian has been hammering in his sets and features established artists like Sian himself, Luigi MadonnaKernel Key through to new exciting artists that he has been supporting such as Timmo and Miro Pajic. We are also fortunate enough to have two of our own WHYT NOYZ tracks included on the compilation and these set the tone for our E.P that will be released with Octopus in April.
The compilation will be released on Beatport on March 18th but in the meantime Octopus have released a continuous mix of the tracks by Sian that is available for free download.
The mix is a ferocious affair that represents the labels sound perfectly and gives you a unique insight into Sian’s style of mixing and track selection.
Check out the full mix below and head over to Soundcloud to download the mix for free by clicking here
As all of us gear up for tonight’s antics you can always rely on NOYZ to supply you with a soundtrack to get you in the party spirit!
Miguel Bastida has been solely featured before on NOYZ. However it is now the combination of fresh production talent of Miguel himself and Spanish up and comer Darkrow who have teamed up to make a killer EP called Phonky Rhythm out now on The Room Records.
Miguel Bastida started off making House beats in his teens, and since then has developed a refined palette for cool Techno and rhythmical Tech-House. Darkrow follows in this same vein floating around sub genres of Techno and groovy undergound House. Between them they have had huge support from many underground artists such as Marco Carola, Dave Clarke, Shlomi Aber, and Paco Osuna. Releases have graced the catalogues of Be As One Recordings, Night Light Records, SK Supreme Records, and 1605. As you can see the pair have a wealth of experience when it comes to releasing big dance floor shakers.
The EP has two original tracks along with two remixes of the headline track. One remix is a slightly deeper take by Matheo Velez contrasted by Matt Klast‘s shuffling, percussion filled groove. However for us we were drawn to the second track on the EP ‘Oaks’. It is a thick groove that sits so tight together in terms of it’s production and it’s tempo, listening to it you couldn’t imagine it being a fast, all out stomper. Instead it feels considered and packs a punch in all of the right places. Go on, get ready, and enjoy!
Check out the guys’ full EP release along with the remixes here.
We always look forward to new music from Pan-Pot and this latest remix from the guys for Simina Grigoriu doesn’t disappoint!
As always Pan-Pot craft a heavy production that encompasses their unique blend of house and techno to the fullest. They manage to retain a melodic and musical undertone to the remix whilst still keeping the foundation firmly in the underground and we feel this is a big reason why the guys are so successful. It’s a difficult job to make the underground more accessible and very few can do it but we definitely put Pan-Pot in this category. We love the vocal stabs that pitch up and down throughout the track, they build a real intensity before the acid line takes over to bring a trippy feel to the mix. As with most of Pan-Pot’s records you really need to hear them in a huge dark room at a silly time in the morning to really hear just how huge the tracks are and the atmosphere that they create!
As mentioned above the remix is for Berlin based Simina Grigoriu and features the vocal talents of British artist MAMA. The original is the first single from Simina’s album which will be released by Susumu Recordings and the remix package includes another heavyweight in the form of Paul Kalkbrenner. A remix package that any record label would envy! Check Pan-Pot’s remix out below!…..
You can purchase the remix along with the original and Paul Kalkabrenners remix by clicking here
Techno Tuesday has a late night ‘Bomb wonder’ in store here at NOYZ!
Hermanez has reoccurred again and again here at NOYZ, and rightfully so down to his relentless production style and how he constantly brings fresh ideas to the table. Michael Coninx AKA Hermanez has refined his skills as a producer since first releasing in 09′. Rolling through his back catalogue you will find the man himself has confidently dabbled with different genres of House and Techno until finding his own groove of Tech-House laden with all the energy of modern day Techno bangers!
His releases have found homes at labels such as Suara, Noir, Kling Klong, and Trapez Ltd. For this remix he teams up with fellow Belgium-born brother in arms, Massimo Girardi. Massimo is a guy who has been in the game for over 2 decades and has a wealth of experience under his belt. Massimo and Michael’s sound are distinct yet comparable at the same time, which is why they have teamed up multiple times both as producers and as DJs.
The track we are bringing you today is their remix of another Belgium native, Dave Brody‘s ‘Repeat’ out now on Push It Records. The track is a thick, tough, minimal take on the original full of white noise fx and live drums. Take note of the haunting organic pads also that scrunch into 8bit digital randomness, this contrast adds something cool to the mix and keeps us guessing, which is probably a good thing at 4am, right?! Anyway, enjoy!
You can purchase the full EP here, check out Dave Brody’s original also as it is a heavy hitting peak time Techno destroyer!
We have become accustomed to a constant supply of heavy peak time techno bombs from Sian‘s label Octopus and this latest release from New Yorker DJ Boris certainly sits in that category!
DJ Boris has become somewhat of a legend in techno circles and has held firmly to his roots bringing his unique style of big room electronic music to the U.S long before the EDM craze hit their shores. He has held residencies at the key spots in New York since 2004 including Crobar and Pacha and has since travelled the world picking up a vast and dedicated fan base in the process. We were really impressed by his recent release on SCI+TEC titled New Generation and his debut E.P for Octopus follows on from that perfectly keeping the standard equally as high.
Both tracks are extremely solid but its the lead track titled ’2 Me’ that is the one for us. It’s difficult to take a sample from a classic dance record and make it work and sound credible in an underground track but DJ Boris has nailed it to perfection. The beats are dark and ferocious and give the ideal platform for that huge bassline that just roars throughout the track. Definitely one for the big rooms! We won’t spoil the fun, see if you can guess where that sample is from!….
You can check out the full release on Beatport by clicking here
Well it has been a happy day all round for us here at NOYZ as today marks WHYT NOYZ‘s first official release on Dubfire‘s SCI+TEC Digital Audio! Yes, as of now we are featured in Beatport’s Techno section with a banner to show the EP in all it’s long awaited glory…
The headline track is aptly named ‘Homewurk‘. Set almost as an assignment by Dubfire when we met him in Ibiza last Summer, as soon as we got back we wrote this peak time, hypnotic BoMB for him. Check it out!
The second track on the EP is ‘Jack Tha Box‘, a more chunky, drum-based groove with phat, dark vocals to really shock the crowd. Not one to shy away from off beat snares this one is riddled with everything evil and funky! It works when you play it out on a big system for sure! Check it!
Buy the full E.P. featuring 2 DJ tools by clicking here
We have had some amazing feedback by some of the biggest artists in the Underground scene (check out our page to get the lowdown!) and we hope to carry on this trend leading into this crazy season. There are some big gigs on the horizon and more releases set to drop in the coming months, so hopefully this will be the start of a fun year for WHYT NOYZ! We hope to see you soon!
NOYZ favourites Pig & Dan recently launched their own label called Elevate. The first release on Elevate was the huge two track E.P fittingly titled ‘Savage’ that stormed up the techno charts whilst receiving support from all the key players in the process. Pig & Dan are on a serious roll at the moment which doesn’t look like slowing down. There is a high output of consistently amazing tracks coming from the guys and if the first two releases on their label are anything to go by we are looking forward to hearing what else they have in store for Elevate!
The second release on the label comes from dutch artist and Fone Audio co owner Patch Park. The E.P feels like a great release to follow ‘Savage’ with its melodic undertones and ferocious low end it really seems like the guys have a solid direction and sound to take the label forwards.
Our pick of the E.P is the lead track titled ‘Paradise In Trouble’. Its a fine track by Patch Park that manages to blend melody and groove to perfection which is something that is difficult to do! Definitely one for the big dark rooms!
Check out a short clip below.
You can buy the release over at Beatport by clicking here
We always look forward to new music from Bart, his tracks have an extremely defined and unique sound that always cause mayhem in the clubs. We have witnessed this many times and we are pleased to say these two latest tracks continue this theme, both tracks are full of weight, power and most importantly groove! The drums and bass are almost welded together to create a wall of sound in the low end that really needs to be heard on a huge sound system to be appreciated to the fullest. We can certainly see why Bart has established himself as one of the biggest Techno DJ’s in Holland, his club night Voltt in Amsterdam has built up a huge following and we have heard great things about his ‘Voltt Loves Summer’ outdoor festival which is located on an old shipyard with 15,000 ravers going crazy! Sounds like our kind of party!
As always Gregor Tresher knows how to spot a big record and Break New Soil seems to be pushing the boundaries and really promoting a future techno sound that involves young and exciting new talent. The release schedule for Break New Soil seems to be about quality over quantity with each record coming out on the label of a consistently high standard. We love the artwork too!
We thought we would spoil you to two tracks today so check out the full E.P below!…..
You can purchase the full E.P on Beatport by clicking here
Another killer release from SCI+TEC and this time Mr Bizz are at the helm to deliver a huge slice of peak time techno with this track Memory Lost.
Brothers Fabrizio and Matteo Floris aka Mr. Bizz have established themselves as certified bomb makers amongst many of the techno elite. They have gathered support from Richie Hawtin, Sian and Dubfire to name a few and its not hard to see why when you listen to their dark and twisted take on techno. They have created a unique and trademark sound that has found a home with many of the most respected labels including Octopus, Suara and now they arrive on SCI+TEC for their debut release on the label.
Memory Lost is the third track on the Reversion E.P that was released this week. We received the promo a couple of weeks ago and whilst all three tracks are solid it is this track that really stood out for us and will be a regular in our sets for a while to come! The track is laced with a constant atmosphere that sits above the dark and chunky drums creating an air of tension throughout. It really gets going when the dark percussive synth stabs enter the fray to take the track into an even darker and more hypnotic territory.
Check out the track below.
You can purchase the entire E.P on Beatport by clicking here.
It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing!…..Techno Time!
So the release of our WHYT NOYZ – Homewurk E.P on Dubfire‘s SCI+TEC label is just around the corner! The full release comes out on the 27th February on Vinyl and 28th February on Beatport.
To say we are excited is an understatement, we got that excited that David decided to create a video to go with Homewurk! David finished his degree in Visual Communication last year and so we thought it would be nice to put it to use! We plan on using these types of visuals in our shows in the future so would be great to get your feedback!
You can check out the video below and please share it and let us know what you think!