Hear Daniel Avery’s Huge DJ-Kicks Club Track “A Mechanical Sky”

Published on Monday, October 31st 2016 4:16 pm

With his much anticipated DJ-Kicks mix due to drop next Friday, the man at its helm, London-based producer and DJ Daniel Avery, has today premiered the third and final of his original productions for the release in the form of the slow-burning, searing ‘A Mechanical Sky’. This follows ambient first taste ‘Space Echo’, accompanied by a striking animated visual from Kevin A. Freeney, and Avery’s collaboration with BleeD boss Volte-Face as Rote with ‘Look In Your Eyes’.

First teased in his Dekmantel set this August in front of a rapturous audience both at the festival and online via a live Boiler Room broadcast, ‘A Mechanical Sky’ comes in close to the album’s end point, segueing into the propulsive, shimmering techno of Edit-Select’s remix of ‘Cirklon Bells’ by Glaswegian duo Slam (aka Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle), before ‘Space Echo’ slows down the orbit, bringing proceedings to a close in a warm soundscape of disembodied, crystalline atmospherics.

Speaking about ‘A Mechanical Sky,’ Avery commented, “A club track made exclusively for the mix. It feels good to be back in the studio and making music again. Some finish lines are appearing on the horizon.

Daniel Avery’s DJ-Kicks is released 11th November 2016. Pre-orders are available now.

Daniel Avery’s Rote Project Debuts A New Track From DJ-Kicks

Published on Tuesday, October 25th 2016 4:04 pm

With his DJ-Kicks album just weeks away, London-based producer and DJ Daniel Avery shares another track from the highly anticipated release. In recent months Avery has teamed up with BleeD boss Volte-Face for a new collaborative project called Rote, and today he debuts their track ‘Look In Your Eyes’ via Thump, one of three new original Avery productions on the album alongside the ambient closing track ‘Space Echo,’ and the slow-burning, driving intensity of ‘A Mechanical Sky’.

Avery’s DJ-Kicks mix creates a hypnotic space focusing on “music by like-minded souls” from the outer reaches of techno including international talents Svreca, Rrose, Artefakt and IORI. It is a mix concerned with the idea of taking a collective breath and allowing records their own time.

Daniel Avery’s DJ-Kicks is released 11th November 2016. Pre-orders are available now.



Michael Mayer Debuts “For You” Featuring Joe Goddard

Published on Monday, October 10th 2016 10:12 pm

Michael Mayer has debuted a new track from his forthcoming album &, featuring Joe Goddard of Hot Chip / The 2 Bears. “For You,” the album’s second single, is a modern ballad for the dance floor and bedroom; a true love story sung by one of the best. Over the course of Michael’s career remixing the likes of Rufus Wainwright or Pet Shop Boys, he has been able to bridge song writing and dance music in an extraordinary way and they both unleash the best of their talents and shine as if someone turned on every light in the world for a love that is meant to stay.

Speaking with Flaunt about working with Joe Goddard, Mayer said: “We’ve been wanting to work together for a quite some time. I’ve always admired his work, be it as a member of Hot Chip, The 2 Bears or especially his solo works. Although we didn’t know each other very well, I always felt like he’s a kindred spirit. When I invited him to take part in this project, he directly sent over some sketches he had made. ‘For You’ instantly was my favorite of the bunch as it perfectly encapsulated what I love so much about Joe’s work. It had this all out emotive vibe to it. It just needed to be structured and put together – something that I like to think I’m quite good at.”

& is released 28th October on !K7. Pre-orders are available now,

Stream The Exclusive Album-Closing Rolando Remix of Marcel Dettmann

Published on Monday, September 12th 2016 4:59 pm

The first new, exclusive track from Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks compilation is now available to stream in full ahead of the LP’s release; a remix of the producer’s 2006 classic ‘Let’s Do It’ from Ostgut Ton label mate Rolando.

Rolando’s remix is an ethereal, slow building affair, teasing in the characteristics of the original in an atmospheric intro. The original mix of ‘Let’s Do It’ was the first release on Dettmann’s own MDR label ten years ago. Rolando is an expert producer and remixer, his Ostgut Ton releases having previously been featured in Marcel’s sets, reinforcing the historic Berlin-Detroit axis.

Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks is released 14th October on CD, 2LP & digital formats. Pre-orders are available now. A limited edition art print depicting the making of the album cover (shot by infamous Berghain photographer Sven Marquardt) is available via Bandcamp.


Deetron And Bodycode / Ursula Rucker Remixes of Portable

Published on Friday, July 22nd 2016 2:10 pm

Last week, Portable debuted his amazing self-directed video for “Say It’s Going To Change,” one of the highlights from his forthcoming album Alan Abrahams. This week sees the release of a full remix package for the song.

The EP kicks off with a charged workout from Swiss master Deetron, who channels classic dance floor sounds for a monster remix. The following track is a remix from Portable’s own Bodycode alias, featuring vocalist from none other than Ursula Rucker. The the EP is rounds out with new Portable track, Balinese Nights.

Both remixes are streaming below. The “Say It’s Going To Change” EP is on sale now. Pre-orders for the Alan Abrahams album, out August 18th, are available now.

Matthew Herbert and FOLD Remix Audion

Published on Thursday, July 21st 2016 3:57 pm

Audion’s album Alpha is a most welcome return from Matthew Dear’s techno alter ego following a decade-long album absence. Hailed as an much-needed injection of fun and authenticity into the genre’s crowded landscape, the album has been steadily blowing up dance floors and headphones since its release in June.

This week, two new remixes have surfaced from an upcoming double-sided single for album tracks “Gut Man Cometh” and “Destroyer.” First up, electronic music legend and longtime !K7 collaborator Matthew Herbert delivers a devastating deconstruction of “Gut Man Cometh,” stripping the track down to its component elements and building it back up again. Next up is “Lean Tape Version” from Aus affiliate FOLD, layering jazzy synth chords on top of the propulsive percussion to give the track some added warmth.

Both remixes are streaming below. The Gut Man Cometh / Destroyer EP is out 22nd July on Beatport. Audion’s Alpha album is available now.

Portable Uses Sign Language And A Gorgeous Natural Backdrop In New Music Video

Published on Thursday, July 14th 2016 10:10 pm

Portable, a/k/a Alan Abrahams, wants to reach you on a personal level. His new album features his given name for its title, as well as his own voice and piano playing. And his latest music video features the artist alone against a magnificent but intimidating natural backdrop, communicating the song’s lyrics in sign language directly toward the camera. Naturally, the video is directed by Abrahams himself.

“I decided to film ‘Say It’s Going To Change’ on the Spanish island of Lanzarote because of its volcanic terrain, and its desolate landscape,” Portable told THUMP, who premiered the video. “One gets a kind of sense of being on another planet, after some kind of war or global warming disaster, and I thought that fits perfectly with the theme of the song.”

Portable’s Alan Abrahams album is out 19th August. Pre-orders are available now.

A single for “Say It’s Going To Change,” featuring remixes from Deetron & Portable’s own Bodycode alias (featuring Ursula Rucker on vocals) will be available 22nd July.