K-HAND
Several contributors to Blisspop headed out to Detroit this past month for Movement. If you missed the festival (or you are yearning for more), K-HAND, one of Detroit’s finest and storied producers, will be at Flash on June 11th alongside Honey Dijon. K-HAND launched her label Acacia in 1990, releasing dozens of 12″‘s while also recorded for Tresor, Warp Records, !K7 Records (who released her 1995 debut album On A

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Pleasurekraft’s Kaveh and Kalle became prominent figures in the tech house community when their track “Tarantula” topped Beatport’s charts in 2010. Since then, the Austria/Stockholm-based duo has been busy releasing tracks, touring frequently, and running the Kraftek label. We caught up with Kaveh and discussed his favorite books, the relationship between cooking and dance music, how the Pleasurekraft sound has evolved over the years, and more. In your interview with

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Back on May 16th, German producer Kevin Over released his two track Duster EP. On there is a track aptly named “Ode,” as it seems to be an ode to the old days of dance music. This one brings it back to the fundamentals, giving us a track that’s driven primarily by old school breaks and soulful vocal cuts. On the other side of the EP we have “Duster,” a dubby tech-house/techno stomper with a

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The sixth release from lauded Russian label трип landed a monster coup by releasing a vintage track by AFX (fka Aphex Twin). Fans of Aphex Twin will find a lot to love on the opening track of When I Was 14, released last week. A tinny percussive loop with elements of cloppy mechanical detritus, reminiscent of late 90s Warp and Rephlex tracks, propels Icelandic producer Bjarki‘s “Bæpolar” which is topped

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A quick tempo and a heavy beat march Jay Zoney’s “Workhorse (Original Mix)” onward. The Vancouver based techno DJ/Producer created a fierce, almost militaristic track in this Eternal Drive Recordings release. The tone of the track is set by a warehouse-style kick drum that goes straight for the jugular. Percussive and other effected elements add to the intensity throughout the track. Prepare yourself before listening – “Workhorse (Original Mix)” is