Electro superstar Zombie Nation is a true veteran of the studio, having been generating gritty analog hits since his career-defining stadium anthem, “Kernkraft 400.” Next week, Florian Senfter will be releasing his fifth studio album, RGB, on Montreal’s legendary Turbo imprint. To mark the release, ZN stars in the first edition of Turbo’s new Studio Sessions video series, which shows Senfter hanging with studio pro Spaceman as he works the vintage Roland System 700 analog synth. Things get groovy once the track that gets going and the in-studio disco lights come on. Watch the video and read Zombie Nation’s breakdown of his own home studio set-up after the jump.
Fall is back to school season, even for superstar DJs like Richie Hawtin. Following a summer full of epic partying, much done at his ENTER residency in Ibiza, Hawtin, along with Loco Dice, are embarking on a the CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour of North American universities that will feature daytime educational lectures along with the nighttime music events these two DJs are globally renown for. …MORE
Sonar, the venerable Barcelona festival that has been presenting edgy electronic music and art since 1994, has announced its first full tour of the US. After previous one-off stops in NYC and Chicago, Sonar will take to the road, hitting seven major cities kicking off Oct 31 in Chicago. As you’d expect from Sonar, the line-up is forward thinking dance music, from the live acts Die Antwoord, Azari + III and Berlin’s Paul Kalkbrenner, to DJs Tiga, Seth Troxler, Nic Fanciulli and Gesaffelstein. It should be one hell of a party. Dates after the jump. …MORE
Turbo Recordings is offering a second set of remixes of Tiga/Zombie Nation’s Work, the most recent single from their Partys Over Earth LP. Check out the mindtrip of a video above for Torontonian’s Gingy & Bordello’s take on the track, due out February 21st along with remixes by The Advent & Spiriakos and Norman Nodge.
There’s heavyweight remixers, and then there’s HEAVYWEIGHT remixers. No reference to the newly svelt Rick Rubin‘s physical size, in a week that has already seen Damon Albarn save Lana Del Rey from the internet doghouse, the super-producer has “ruined” Justice‘s bombastic “On’n'On” by removing much of the arena bombast of the original and turning it into a slowburn discofied cut begging to be dropped by DJs from DFA to Dixon.