Monday, February 27, 2017

Layton Giordani - Where It Begins - Drumcode - DC170

Now in its second decade, with a steady stream of the most forward thinking and cutting edge techno productions, Drumcode has one of the biggest selections of releases from industry heavy hitters, whilst not forgetting its future by bringing the newest talented producers into the limelight, where Layton Giordani is now a name firmly within that line up.

The New York born, but now EU based producer first had recognition back in 2014, and his debut release came via Drumcode with his track “Rivington” on the A-Sides Vol5 compilation in 2016. 


Consisting of 12 original tracks, the album packs a punch when it comes to no-nonsense techno. Successfully weaving relentless drums and catchy vocal hooks into a selection of thick, brooding, atmospheric tracks.

Buy it here


Thursday, February 23, 2017

DCR342 - Drumcode Radio Live - Layton Giordani live from Helios37, Cologne

Drumcode Live this week is Layton Giordani live from Helios37, Cologne. Expect to hear tracks from Layton Giordani, Adam Beyer Vs Pig&Dan and Ilario Alicante.

The full tracklisting is available from here
You can subscribe to the podcast via the Drumcode website
Stream the mix via Mixcloud
Listen through YouTube

Or download the current and past episodes via Soundcloud

Thursday, February 16, 2017

DCR341 - Drumcode Radio Live - Adam Beyer live from Rebel Rebel, Rome


Drumcode Live this week is Adam Beyer live from Rebel Rebel, Rome. Expect to hear tracks from Layton Giordani, Ramiro Lopez and Enrico Sangiuliano.

The full tracklisting is available from here
You can subscribe to the podcast via the Drumcode website
Stream the mix via Mixcloud
Listen through YouTube

Or download the current and past episodes via Soundcloud

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ilario Alicante - Awakened - Drumcode - DC169

After appearing on A-Sides Volume 4 at the start of 2016, Ilario Alicante now makes his full debut on the label. He has quickly established himself as a key player amongst a new crop of techno artists and truly is one of the brightest stars in the game. His skills behind the decks have seen him tour the globe with Cocoon, as well as appear at the likes of elrow, Lovefest and We Are FSTVL.

Opening with ‘Times’, the EP gets off to a flying start as the track rages straight into top gear, rolling through 6 minutes of pure power. This is a peak time tool that is set to be heard across dance floors worldwide this year. ‘Awakened’ you may have heard from Adam Beyer’s sets of late, a firm favourite which gets his much sought after seal of approval. Rampant syths and mesmerizing vocal hooks all make it one hell of a journey. ‘Sense’ is a more industrial affair, chunky basslines take your hand through the track as it charges on. It’s that classic deep Ilario Alicante sound we all know and love. The EP finishes off on ‘Apogeo’, with its hypnotic siren tones and acute percussion. One thing is for sure, Ilario Alicante is in a league of his own.  

Timmo – System – Drumcode – DC168

Timmo follows up his debut Drumcode release ‘We Beat On’ with a brand new 4-tracker packed to the rafters with his own unique blend of techno. His productions are getting plays from the likes of Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati and Richie Hawtin amongst others; 2017 is set to be his biggest year yet.

Timmo’s unique sound has captured the eyes and ears of many highly revered techno DJs around the world and his ‘System’ release is a stark reminder of exactly why this is. ‘Intensify’ is a big room record that is set to do some real damage on dance floors worldwide. This peak time tool thumps through 7 minutes of power, dragging you in and throwing you out the other side as the track rolls on.

‘The Maze’ is an example of his excellent production, with his use of synths on a level that some producers take years to hone. ‘System’ is a haunting track, authentic four-to-the-floor techno that screams in to top gear right from the off. The release closes with the more groove and bass line laden ‘Together’. One of those tracks that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head…