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By Christine Kakaire Occasionally, Benno De Goeij and Armin Van Buuren will produce together under the name of Gaia. More often than not, their regular studio sessions are released under the latter’s solo name. It’s a winning formula that has served them both well: De Goeij prefers to work as a team and simply doesn’t […]

By Jason Black Founded by techno maven Sian in Barcelona, Spain, Octopus is a modern dance-music imprint that’s released the likes of Gui Boratto, Carlo Lio, Nicole Moudaber, Alan Fitzpatrick, and Samuel L Session, among many others. Over the years, global techno luminaries including Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Dubfire, Slam, Loco Dice, Sasha, Josh Wink, […]

By Emma Robertson Audion—Matthew Dear’s harder-edged production alias—has been all over my radar since a killer set from him at Movement Detroit earlier this summer, so when we found out he had teamed up with Turbo label boss Tiga, we knew we had something special on our hands. …read more Via: Tiga and Audion team […]

By Jack Wiggins First, guys, a question for you: When you go to work, do you typically remove your shirt and bare your chest? If the answer is (a likely) no, then why would you ever consider doing such a thing when you DJ? We’ve gotta say that we really do side with Magnetic Magazine […]

By Ken Taylor There are basics of music production—and then there are basics of music production. Crafting the perfect kick-drum sound is one of the latter. As a foundational block of any dance track, the kick is more than just the backbone of the song—start with something flimsy, or something that doesn’t eventually match your […]

By Jason Black Ready to master some techno-making tips from the pros? Well, we’ve got you sorted with some of the same production techniques that hatched Joey Beltram’s 1990 classic “Energy Flash,” Jeff Mills’ 1998 one-tone wonder “Alarms,” and Matador’s 2012 hooky roller “Svinx.” In another fun, informative four-part tutorial series, Techno Fundamentals presented by […]

By Ken Taylor Think all you have to do from turning a bad mix into a good one is master it? Think mastering is simply a limiter on your DAW? Then think again. There are a whole lot of myths surrounding the exacting process of mastering an audio recording, and this article from Music Think […]

By Ken Taylor “Today’s producer is on the move, spending a lot of time traveling from club to club, or city to city,” says DJ TechTools. “If you’re still coming up in the game, you might just be en route across the street, but creativity doesn’t have to be limited to spending hours locked away […]