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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 the first new track by AFX (fka Aphex Twin) in a decade. 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

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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

Gennaro Mastrantonio & Billy Johnston
“Black River” is a deep, dark techno track by artists Gennaro Mastrantonio and Billy Johnston who hail from Termoli, Italy and South Florida respectively. The track features highly-effected percussion hits and sinisterly designed sounds that work in conjunction to give “Black River” a mysterious energy. With under 100 plays on Soundcloud, it is safe to say that this transatlantic duo’s track is a hidden gem. Madrid based label True Type