3.1Matt Sassari – Whisper 8 (Potobolo Records)

As the dust settles from a crazy New Years Eve we start to look forward to a new year full of joy, happiness and most importantly TECHNO.

And we hope all of the music that we post on NOYZ this year is up to the standard set by Matt Sassari with his latest release on Ron Costa‘s Potobolo Records.

Its a very strong two track release from Matt but it was the lead track “Whisper 8″ that really caught our attention. It has a dark atmosphere that runs throughout the track creating a constant tension that leaves you gripped with anticipation. The subtle synth lines that come in and out sporadically really give the track an evil twist whilst the live drums sit in the perfect place to form a tight and hypnotic groove.

We are excited to hear more music from Matt this year. Like Ron Costa, Matt is also French hailing from Marseille. Ron Costa has spotted his obvious talent and is giving him a platform to develop and release his music via his label Potobolo which is releasing some incredible music at the moment. At the young age of 20 we are sure that Matt has a very bright future ahead so keep your eyes and ears peeled!

Here is a clip of Whisper 8 on Soundcloud.

You can purchase the full release on Beatport by clicking here

Please as always support and share the music!

PEACE!

2.1NOYZ – Top 10 Tracks of 2012

Hey Guys,

Well we had an amazing holiday break playing two shows at The Rainbow in Digbeth and going to see Dubfire smash Egg in London to pieces. Standing behind him as he dropped our track Homewurk to that crazy crowd was an incredible feeling and has given us even more inspiration to push forward with our music in 2013. Watch the video of how the crowd reacted to Homewurk by clicking here

We thought we should start the new year with a selection of 10 of of our top tracks from 2012.

So here goes!….

1. The Junkies – Werq This

2. Ron Costa – Seevers

3. Clio – Into The Disco

4. Dubfire – Slowburn

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27.12A Transmission (Compilation mixed by Dubfire – SCI+TEC)

Who wants some Techno for Xmas? We do! We do!

Well Dubfire has delivered the goods right in time with this incredible compilation on his record label SCI+TEC.

SCI+TEC is home to some of our favourite artists here at NOYZ including Carlo Lio, The Junkies, SHADED and obviously Dubfire himself. The label has consistently discovered and developed new and exciting artists and helped them to reach their full potential. The music that we hear from the label is always pushing the boundaries and driving techno forward which is what Dubfire has always done in his own career as an artist.

The compilation spans across many genres and is a selection of both new unreleased music and some classics. Its a really interesting listen and gives you an insight into Dubfires music tastes outside of techno.

You can preview and purchase the complete compilation on Beatport by clicking here.

We couldn’t decide on one particular track as our favourite so we chose TWO! It is Xmas after all, well maybe Xmas has gone but we can drag it out a little further if it means more techno! Thats fair enough right?

Here is our first pick of the bunch from our New Horizons compadre Justin James. Justin is a very talented producer and has some huge releases planned for 2013 so keep your eyes and ears peeled. City Club is a dark stomper that just grooves and kicks in all the right places! Check it out below.

Here is our second selection from the one and only Carlo Lio. This track just has everything and the title is very fitting as it does literally keep grooving from start to finish. Relentless techno at its best and you really need to hear this in a club to appreciate how ridiculously good it is.

As always please support and share the music!

PEACE.

 

25.12WHYT NOYZ – Moving (Xmas Free Download)

Hey Guys,

Merry Xmas to all of you!

We want to thank you all for your support in 2012  and we are really excited to start releasing some new music in 2013.

I had to tear myself away from the turkey, snacks, drinks and most importantly family to come up and drop this little techno treat off to all of you guys!

It is one of our own WHYT NOYZ tracks that we produced a while ago but has always received a great reaction at our gigs.

You can stream and download “Moving” from this link.

Please share the track with your friends if you like it!

Here is a little video of us playing the track at one of our shows at Face at The Rainbow in Birmingham.

Enjoy and have a great xmas break!

PEACE

24.12Berlin Not Berlin, Vol. 1 various artists Kling Klong

After finally finishing all the wrapping of last minute Christmas gifts, rather than help out around the house or spend time with the rest of the family in front of the television, I thought it best to spend the rest my festive time researching Techno. Easy choice.

Martin Eyerer is a man that needs no introduction. A forward thinking musical enthusiast who pushes his labels with the same integrity as he does his productions. It was Germany’s own Techno Titan who founded the mighty Kling Klong Records along with fellow Deutsch DJ and Producer Rainer Weichhold. Their label has released some of NOYZ‘ favourite Techno and Tech House tracks over the years by artists such as: Macromism, Alli Borem, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Klein, Tony Dee, Hermanez, and many many more.

Here Kling Klong unleash a sea of bombs. The compilation is aptly named after Martin moved to Berlin last summer.

“…we obviously got the official right to release our first Berlin compilation.” Kling Klong

The release features tracks from Dimitri Andreas, Sidney Charles, Sascha Sonido, and a host of others. We have chosen a track right up NOYZ’ street. Darlyn Vlys‘ Kiss Kiss fits into Kling Klong’s musical bracket perfectly, peak time grooves along with addictive bass and flow. I am sure you will all agree!

Checkout the full release of Berlin Not Berlin here

Thanks for following, if you like the music share it.

PEACE!!

21.12Ruben Mandolini – Crime

Four days out from non stop food, family that you hardily ever see, and the T.V. scheduling that could be organised by a five year old. Yes Christmas is now only just around the corner and you know us here at NOYZ would want to get you in the Festive spirit by dropping some new found BOMB knowledge your way…

Italian born Ruben Mandolini was bitten by the music bug at the tender age of 13 with his weapon of choice being keyboards and modular synths, since then his passion has grew along with his skill. He was born in Prato in 82′ so as Ruben was growing up he was in an era where House music and Techno were finding a home in many Italian clubs. Tuscany soon became Mandolini’s home from home where he learnt his craft as a DJ and performer and soon became resident for Club999.

Ruben has had releases on labels such as Snatch! Records, Material Series, and Lapsus Music. He has followed suit in his productions making dark House and tough Techno based House, just what the dance floor ordered! His tracks are played by some of the biggest DJs around stretching from Pete Tong and Riva Starr to Butch and Paco Osuna.

Crime follows on from where Ruben’s past releases have lead him, more considered, well thought out grooves, clever fx and, a fan favourite at NOYZ, skippy drums. It is out now on Unclear Records, make sure you grab yourself a copy! Enjoy!

Buy the release from Beatport here

Check out Ruben’s latest tracks by following his soundcloud

As always support and share the music

PEACE!!

19.12Glimpse – Oafish (Hypercolour)


With the holidays fast approaching it’s very easy to let the stress build up into a manic frenzy which usually results in less time for listening to and searching for new music. This is bad. Fortunately the advances of technology (Internet shopping) has made me a little more prepared this year which means……more music! This is good.

And so the result of my searching today brought this little number from Glimpse. He has returned to Hypercolour with an excellent E.P that really showcases his talents as a producer. For me the pick of the bunch was Oafish. It just has all the right ingredients including a chunky bottom end, a hooky vocal and most importantly a serious groove.

Huge respect to Hypercolour and what they are doing as a label at the moment. Quality house music is ever present and they seem to be really pushing forward and growing. Was great to see them in XL8R8′s top ten labels of 2012. Much deserved!

Check out Oafish below.

You can purchase Oafish and the rest of the E.P on Beatport by clicking here

As always please support and share the music.

PEACE.

17.12Label Spotlight – Octopus Recordings

 We are very excited to welcome one of our favourite labels to NOYZ for our first label spotlight. Octopus Recordings has gone from strength to strength in 2012 after being spearheaded by its label boss and much respected producer in his own right, Sian.

Sian is currently on an extensive tour of the U.S and Australia and he kindly took the time out to take part in this interview.

Hey Sian, we at NOYZ are huge fans of your music and the music you put out on Octopus, Thanks very much for taking the time out to do a label spotlight for us!

No problem. Thanks for inviting me!

1. You launched Octopus Records in 2007. What made you want to start the label and how did you come up with the name?

Well originally it was just a small limited edition label, releases once every 6 months or less, and 2 years ago I took it over and began seriously focusing on regular releases. As with most interesting labels, it was created to be a home for music that didn’t fit anywhere else, we were making dark, clubby, big room or peak time tracks that had unusual production techniques and a similar vibe, so I felt a platform to launch this type of sound, with its special look and feel, was essential. The name is basically a symbol of adventure for me, seeing these nimble amazing animals in the wild in the Mediterranean as a kid, and being stunned by their almost supernatural powers and behaviour, the word fits perfectly.

2. The first release on Octopus was an original E.P by yourself titled Flood E.P and it featured a fantastic remix by the mighty Gui Borrato. A very impressive remixer for your first release! How did that come about?

Yes it was very generous and typical of Gui, he is a genuine music lover and just liked the track a lot. We had met and talked a lot,and his attitude and knowledge made him number one choice to launch the label, that gave us a nice start. Also it was just before he really blew up, which is something I always try to do, spot new talent rising.

3. How would you explain the musical direction of Octopus and how has it evolved since the label began?

It’s always been about specific sounding tracks, ranging from dubbier and chugging tracks right up to full force slammers. This has evolved into a more precise vision of club sounding stuff. It’s all about what I play in clubs actually, within my spectrum of taste, a true mystery ride!! Any track that hits me hard and makes me think of an atmosphere will get my interest. If you look back at our catalogue I guess you can see these are all tracks aimed right at the dance floor.

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16.12Victor Calderone – Into The Void (Arjun Vagale Remix)

Arjun Vagale delivers yet another BOMB! We first posted about Arjun last month after his track “Lets Go” really caught our attention. This remix for Victor Calderone on his label Waveform Recordings follows on from “Lets Go” perfectly. The track has a constant pulsing low end that would really work a crowd into a frenzy and the groove is very tight. All of the elements in the track just sit in the right place working together to produce a very solid slice of peak time techno.

We are not surprised Victor employed Arjun’s remix skills for the latest release on his label. The label has had some very solid releases this year including a huge remix from NOYZ favourites The Junkies. The track that Arjun has remixed is actually an original track by the label boss himself and is a huge track in its own right which you can check out here. The package will be available on Beatport on December 18th.

Check out Arjun’s remix below.

We are looking forward to interviewing Arjun soon and can’t wait to hear what he has planned for the future. Of course we hope it involves plenty more tracks of this calibre!

As always please support the artists and labels!

PEACE!

 

13.12Kareem Cali – Kick Back (Rawthentic)

Powerful production at the hands of Brooklyn’s own Kareem Cali, part of the new wave of Techno and Tech-House producers.

Cali prides himself on breaking New York’s common mould of what good House music is. Owner of fast rising label ‘Inmotion Music‘ releasing tracks from huge artists such as Butch, Philip Arruda, &ME, Hermanez, and Ron Costa to name a few!

With this calibre of music going through his label every few weeks it is no surprise that Kareem is more than capable of making tracks on this kind of tip to rock the dance floor. Recently releasing on The Junkies‘ label Local Music with a track called ‘Metric Crown’ gives you an incite into Kareem’s intentions towards the future… I see more big Techno BOMBS on the horizon!

Carlo Lio‘s Rawthentic has released a six track addition to the already successful Raw Exposed compilation series. Raw Exposed 4 houses some of the newest, freshest Techno I have heard recently. Tracks from the likes of Bjorn Wolf, Josh Butler, and Deltano. However it is this one from Kareem that really hits home for us here at NOYZ. I am positive you will agree!

Check out the full release on Beatport by clicking here

As always please support the artists and share the music if you like it!

PEACE