Check out what we’ve been listening to this month:

1. Populette – Another One (Golf Channel)


2. Heretic – For Whom the Bell Tolls (Rock to the Beat)


3. Jex Opolis – Studio E (Running Back)


4. Offset – Moist (Morgan Hammer Remix) (Factor City)


5. Rodion – Allee Der KosmoNauten (Heretic Remix) (Nein)

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 01/29/2016  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 25: January 2016

As we careen toward 2016, you’ve got mere hours to figure out your NYE plan, if you haven’t already done so. We’ll be returning to The Graham for the third year running with a lineup stacked with NYC’s most talented names in techno, EBM, acid, and new wave. Grab your advance $25 tix now and read on to get better acquainted with the night’s DJs: The Horrorist (Things to Come), Alex from Queens (Capriccio), Andi (Synthicide), and our resident Facets


Name: The Horrorist (a.k.a. Oliver Chesler)

Neighborhood: East Williamsburg


Twitter: @thingstocome



Best thing that happened in 2015: I redid my entire music studio with mountains of amazing hardware, including 30 vintage drum machines and a huge Eurorack modular system.

Worst thing that happened in 2015: I had my Paris show cancelled because of the terror attacks… However, it’s back on for January 29 and I added a Bordeaux show the next night!

The track I played out the most this year: Alex Bau: “On Synth”

My favorite new artist this year was: Silent Servant. OK, I know he has been around forever, BUT he was a discovery for me. The guy is on an upward path… super hot.

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was: Bossa Nova Civic Club!

My favorite NYC-based label was: The return of Path Records. It’s great to see vinyl and old labels restarting!

My favorite NYC-based radio station was: YouTube!

My vote for NYC’s hottest DJs this year: Against Nature (Daniel Meagher)… We have the same tastes; as I say, he has “selection perfection”!

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE: Double FM: “Illusion”

In 2016, I’m most looking forward to: My new album, “Separate Dimension,” coming out!

My New Year’s resolution is: It’s always the same… make more music!

Trend I predict will be big in ’16: Well, the trend of EBM/goth entering the techno world… and, well, all music will continue and some bands/artists will break out big!

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 12/30/2015  Features, News Comments Off on NYE 2016: The Horrorist, Alex from Queens, Andi & Facets

Narrowing down all of this year’s releases into our favorite 50 tracks was a herculean task, but we *think* we’ve managed to produce a pretty accurate list. (Of course, while these all got a lot of play from us this year, there were literally hundreds more worthy tracks in 2015 that we wish we could shout out.) Without further ado, we present you with our 50 favorite tracks of the last 12 months.

1. Heretic – Pollux (Andrew Weatherall Japanese Import Mix) (Nein Records)


2. Tunnel Signs – Cracks (Emile Strunz remix) (Have a Killer Time)


3. Bicep – Just (AUS)


4. Dark Strands – Slide (Inigo Vontier Mistic Mix) (Nein Records)


5. Boot & Tax – “Brace Brace” (Alien Alien Remix) (Meant)


6. Beato Cozzi – Killer (Magic Feet)


7. John Talabot – Machine (John Talabot’s Synthedit) (Philomena)


8. Tronik Youth – Losing My Mind (Rodion Mix) (Nein)


9. Man Power – Blue Suite (Willie Burns’ Nobody But Myself Remix) (Throne of Blood)


10. Jungle – Julia (Soulwax Remix) (XL)
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 12/30/2015  Features, News Comments Off on 2015: Our 50 Favorite Tracks

Ready to ring in the new? As we hit the tail end of 2015, important decisions arise, like Where to Spend New Year’s Eve. Read on for some suggestions on where to start ’16 in the best way possible.

1. presents NYE 2016
Lineup: The Horrorist, Alex From Queens, Andi, Facets
Hours: 10:00pm-late
Location: The Graham — 151 Meserole Street, E. Williamsburg, BK
Cost: $20 advance (1st release) / $25 advance (2nd release) / $30 at doors (all tix include champagne toast)
Expected vibe: Excellent vibes, deliciously dark and dirty beats from some of NYC’s finest, wallet-friendly bar
2. Good Room x Tiki Disco New Year’s Eve
Lineup: Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Andy Pry
Hours: 9pm-6am
Location: Good Room — 98 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, BK
Cost: $100 (includes 5-hour premium open bar, champagne toast, early morning food buffet)
Expected vibe: Feel-good dancefloor favorites, a crowd that loves to get down, friendly staff, one of NYC’s most magnificent discoballs
3. NYE with Kaviar Disco Club & Discovery
Lineup: Free Magic, Beto Cravioto, Higgins, Will Martin, John Barera
Hours: 9pm-3am
Location: Black Flamingo — 168 Borinquen Place, Williamsburg, BK
Cost: $20 at doors
Expected vibe: Expert-level house and disco on an intimate subterranean dancefloor
4. Rinsed 5: NYE 2016
Lineup: Dinamo Azari, Jacques Greene, Morgan Geist, Parris Mitchell, Todd Edwards, Dan Wender, Blacky II, Lust Fund, Sophia MA, David Kiss, Luka Tacon, Jefferson909
Hours: 9pm-6am
Location: Secret location
Cost: $60 advance (includes open bar 9pm-10pm)
Expected vibe: Big name talent and local favorites, pro audio and visuals, dancefloor decadence
5. Mahogani Music x 808 NYE
Lineup: Kai Alce, Andrés, Rick Wilhite, Flo Real, Turtle Bugg
Hours: 9pm-4am
Location: Sugar Hill Disco — 609 Dekalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy, BK
Cost: $35-$65
Expected vibe: Detroit as f*** vibes, sweaty dancefloor, food available all night
6. The Bunker LTD New Year’s Eve
Lineup: LA-4A, Patrick Russell, Bryan Kasenic, Nihal Ramchandani, Ken Meier + C//TY CLUB with Gavin Russom, Lauren Flax, Ron Like Hell, Zachery Allan Starkey
Hours: 10pm-6am
Location: Trans-Pecos — 915 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
Cost: $20-$30 advance
Expected vibe: Intimate dancefloor, superior techno
7. Le Bain New Year’s Eve
Lineup: Tony Humphries
Hours: 10pm-5am
Location: Le Bain at The Standard —  848 Washington Street, Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Cost: $75 and up
Expected vibe: Stunning views, glam crowd, deep extended set from a house legend
8. Mutual Dreaming NYE 2016
Lineup: NewWorldAquarium, Gunnar Haslam (live), Young Male, Umfang, Ital & Halal
Hours: 10pm-8am
Location: Secret location
Cost: $15 advance / $20 doors
Expected vibe: Eclectic techno, killer sound and visuals, loft vibes with rooftop access
9. Unter New Year’s Eve
Lineup: Morgan Louis, Volvox, Physical Therapy, Max McFerren, Modest Glesman
Hours: 11:45pm-9am
Location: Secret location
Cost: $15-$20 presale / $15 cash before 2am, $20 after
Expected vibe: Heavy techno, rooftop access, Tsunami Bass sound
10. Nicky Siano’s The Last New Year’s Eve Disco Extravaganza
Lineup: Rochelle Fleming, Melba Moore & D.C. LaRue
Hours: 10pm-6am
Location: El Dorado — 1216 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, BK
Cost: $75 advance / $150 at the door (includes champagne, beer, and food)
Expected vibe: Classic disco by legendary performers, superb sound system in a former Coney arcade

Check out our calendar for lots more ideas for your NYE ’16!

 12/24/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on NYE 2016: 10 Best Places in NYC to Ring in the New Year

Check out what we’ve been listening to over the last month or two (and stay on the lookout for our best of 2015 lists!):

1. Beato Cozzi – Killer (Magic Feet)


2. Club Bizarre – Breakfast At Tivoli’s (Factory City Records)


3. Bird of Paradise – And The Half Light (Correspondant)


4. Pink Skull – Eb Acid (Undo Remix) (Melomana)


5. Heretic – Trite Progression (Matt Walsh Mix) (Nein)

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 12/10/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 25: November/December 2015

Check out what we’re listening to this month:

1. Tunnel Signs – Cracks (Emile Strunz remix) (Have a Killer Time)


2. Jori Hulkkonnen – Songs of the Eastern World (Heretic remix) (My Favorite Robot)


3. Jacques Renault – Touch You (feat. The Emperor Machine) (Let’s Play House)


4. Aphex Twin – IWantToBeWithYou (Street-Side-Boyz cover)


5. Klanken – Twee (Under the Covers version) (DEEWEE)

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 10/28/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: October 2015

Check out what we’re listening to this month:

1. Jacques Renault – Goodnight Moon 004 (feat. Mark Verbos) (Let’s Play House)


2. Pink Skull – Poly Mono (Beachcoma)


3. Black Spuma (Fabrizio Mammarella & Phillip Lauer) – Black Spuma (International Feel)


4. Gavin Russom – Punisher (Curle)


5. Vito & Druzzi – It’s EZ (Throne of Blood)

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 09/24/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: September 2015

Check out what we’re listening to this month:

1. Dark Strands – Slide (Inigo Vontier Mistic Mix) (Nein Records)


2. Jacques Renault – Psyched Up (Sisterhood Remix) (Let’s Play House)


3. Pin Up Club – Beat Nympho (Emile Strunz Remix) (Nein Records)


4. Timothy J. Fairplay – The Cat Prowls Again


5. Gemini Brothers – Eridu Eridu (Duncan Gray Remix) (Tici Taci)

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 07/24/2015  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: July 2015

Check out what we’re listening to this month:

1. Kim Ann Foxman – Creature (a/jus/ted remix) (Firehouse)


2. Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Pink Ghost (Man Power’s One More Week Remix) (Nein)


3. Lokier – Gate Masters (Have a Killer Time)


4. Tornado Wallace – Ferntree Gully (Beats in Space)


5. Gemini Brothers – Bazar Dilem (Nein)

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 06/23/2015  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: June 2015


Memorial Day weekend in Detroit has long been a tradition for many techno fans, a good deal of New Yorkers included. Travel plans didn’t really work out for us the past few years, but we’re heading to Movement 2015 and super excited to finally see what all the rave reviews are about!

Although the actual Paxahau-Events-run festival runs from Saturday the 22nd through Monday the 25th, dozens of outside events are sprinkled throughout the city all day and all night before and after Movement.

In addition to its stellar 140-artist-strong lineup, this year’s festival, taking place once again in the city’s Hart Plaza, promises lots of new amenties: lockers and charging stations, free bike valets, a technology area where you can play with the latest gear, expanded food options, and an enhanced Riverfront Biergarten that features Novation’s innovative new Detroit-history-focused art installation. For more info, including 2015 festival maps and set times, visit (There’s also a sweet app you can download from the site.)

We’ve put together a handy guide to what we think are the must-sees of Movement 2015 (both festival sets and non-festival events). Check ’em out below (and yes, we know there are basically no “bad” sets/parties in Detroit, so this is not an all-inclusive list)… See you in the D! (And stay tuned for our post-festival review and photos!)

Friday, May 22


Saturday, May 23
⇒ 3:00p-4:30p Rick Wilhite — RBMA Stage
⇒ 4:00p-5:00p KiNK (live) — Beatport Stage
⇒ 5:30p-7:00p Kerri Chandler — RBMA Stage
⇒ 6:30p-8:00p Soul Clap — Beatport Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:30p Eats Everything — RBMA Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:00p Floorplan — Made in Detroit Stage



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 05/20/2015  Features, News Comments Off on Your Movement Detroit Weekend Starts Here (May 22-25, 2015)