Music Genre

Sam Junk – Toxa (Spotify)

“Original Techno release for advanced listeners. High power of electronic synthesizers directly from "Sam Junk"; an old master in sound production. The best choice to keep you active and strong during a busy day.”

-Nagamag.com

With an esteemed reputation in the art of music production since 1988, Tech and House addicted Sam Junk returns to the scene with his new release ‘Toxa’. Following an impressive past in the industry with massive club hits being played globally and previous chart hits reaching a whopping 25,000 records being sold, he is a living testament to his hard work and devotion. Sam is making a return to the Tech – Trance – House highway, where he originally began his career from humble beginnings, learning to make sounds using old-school C64 and AMIGA computers. With sounds coming straight from Slovenia, we’re all strapped in tight anticipating the ride.

Sam Junk has delved deeper into the Techno scene, where he is adamant to display his infectious, genre-bending capabilities with the world. He does justice to this through his new tune Toxa, which features a thumping bassline and heavy, acidic synth-leads that tie in to make this melodic-Techno slammer with a huge dancefloor potential. With an overall high-energy groove that is just too good to miss, Sam Junk has done an excellent job in crafting this Techno hybrid and is sure to bring more gas to the fire he has already built. On the other hand, the Archeee remix flips the tune on its head to deliver a seriously powerful and intricate flavour, which provides us with the industrialised flair we didn’t know it needed. Paired with its swift, bombastic percussion that delivers a punch and its added layer of delicious, dark leads, this remix delivers an undeniable mixture of massive groove and power.

Having previously worked alongside Lakota Music to showcase his inimitable knack for music production, he is now in the position to bring us more music and fun than he’s ever brought before – he is definitely not one to be slept on. If you’re into punchy tech beats, filthy underground sounds and old-school, acid-esque homages, definitely give him a listen!

Download Stream and Buy Here:
www.beatport.com/release/toxa/3292024
soundcloud.com/lakota-music/sam-junk-toxa-original-mix

Find Sam Junk Online:
www.instagram.com/samjunkmusic/?hl=en-gb
www.facebook.com/samjunkmusic/

Lakota Music:
lakotaraw.com

Bratři – Running (official video) (Video)

“Feel the speed of Bpm conquering your body and your heart beat accelerating from these Techno sound reefs. The exlposive mix from Bratři is already blasting out from your sound system or at least keeps you company while rushing for your daily duties.”

-Nagamag.com

The electronic duo Bratři (i.e. Brothers) in their new single Running offer an image of an escape from the pandemic chaos. The twins Ondřej and Jiří Veselý used vocals for the first time, and the other ingredients are sprinkled with an accurate and effective ratio. They combine tension, techno and slightly raw straightforwardness. Run with Bratři and head off from the lockdown trap.

Multilink: bit.ly/runningTUNE

For the last single before the autumn release of the full album, Bratři chose a song with vocals. “Our friends from the band Teepee also have a bit of a share in Running. We did a remix for their song Parallel World and we liked their vocals so much that we also used it for Running. At the same time, we wanted to leave our sound and dance vibe,” says Jirka and Ondra adds what makes the song different from the previous singles Signal and Rise. “During the autumn lockdown, we moved to a small cottage surrounded by forests and pure nature, where we could work in peace during the week and escape a little from the stereotypes of the big city. The first motives were created here and I think that the forests and pure nature can be felt in Running.”

Video: youtu.be/kLSmFlNJ9Bw

The whole single is shrouded in fog, which gives it a kind of tension. “We added hope and a positive mood to Running at the same time. But we are certainly influenced by the current pandemic in our work now, and this is exactly the result of the current situation. Escape, lockdown crisis and hope.”

www.instagram.com/bratri_official/

Bratři are a new face on the Czech electronic music scene. Twins Jiří and Ondřej conceived the music project, which oscillates around a combination of catchy electronic dance, techno and ambient. The central driving forces are Jiři’s live percussion/drum beats and the melodic motives and sequences created by Ondřej on analogue and modular synthesizers, two captivating streams converging on stage in one uncompromising flow of electrifying energy.

In 2017 Bratři released their first EP Monster and followed it up in 2018 with a new single called Manual. Since their inception in 2016, Bratři have played a large number of concerts and festivals; Colours of Ostrava, Rock For People, Beseda u Bigbítu, to name but a few. They have also supported artists such as Jan Blomqvist, Rone, Chrome Sparks and in March 2019 opened for Jon Hopkins at the Forum Karlín. In April 2019 they released a single and music video called Monarch and took part in the showcase festival Tallinn Music Week, where their liveset was chosen among the TOP 10 live acts. In July 2019 Bratři played to much success at the prestigious Chateau Perché Festival in France. From September 2019 to February 2020 Bratři took part in various showcases, namely Nouvelle Prague, BUSH, MENT, and Eurosonic. In February 2020 Bratři commenced work on their debut album.

www.facebook.com/bratriveseli

SVNF8 – Fall Free (Spotify)

“Extra deep and strong Techno single from "SVNF8". Pure power compressed in five minutes, which can change the way you think about music. Warning; this is not for all listeners!”

-Nagamag.com

Up and coming talent SVNF8 is here with his new EP ‘Fall Free’, and he is on a mission to change the way people perceive Electronic music. The enigmatic Producer and DJ made his first appearance in 2019, as he introduced us to his work through his track ‘Facing Reality’ on Mau5trap's ‘We Are Friends, Vol. 9' compilation. He has since been working with the Mau5trap label founded by ground-breaking Electronic music producer deadmau5, a renowned bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. SVNF8 proves to be in good hands considering Mau5trap has curated success for huge names in the industry which includes Skrillex, Zedd, Noisia, Chris Lake, and Madeon.

SVNF8’s latest release is a powerful culmination of dark, forceful Techno combined with complex electro sounds that make up the 4-track EP, which will definitely have Techno fans rejoicing. The second tune is called ‘Sayin Nothin’, which starts off with an entrancing lead that develops into an intense drop where the main body of the song kicks out into an explosion of blood-pumping bass which kicks off the tune as choppy percussion fills the gaps. Just when you thought ‘Sayin Nothin’ had delivered its full potential, a vocal break resets the pace, making room for another spinetingling build-up and vigorous drop that delivers pure techno brilliance. The third tune on the EP is titled ‘Sector K’, where SVNF8 manages to ramp up the pace with thumping snares and a driving bass, overall emanating a more manic feel to it.

The star of the EP, and 1st track,  called ‘Fall Free’. It takes a slightly slower but deeper approach, which sends all of your senses into a frenzy and in turn hypnotizes you in the best way possible, leaving you totally consumed in the wildness of the music. Easing us into a solid beat with abstract synth work paired with vocal sounds, the song then erupts into a deep and dark frenzy of driving bass that instantly ramps up the pace, demonstrating that he definitely means business. The track then drops out into an aggressive bassline that proves to be infectious, accompanied by a string of industrialized sounds that layer another symphony of Techno excellence as SVNF8 once again shows off his incredible talents.

Last but not least, SVNF8 ensures the EP goes out with a bang as it finishes with ‘Won’t Go’. This speaker-splitting track features a dark, punching bassline that proves irresistible to move to as it transcends into an insatiable, hard-hitting groove that leaves you wanting to press replay as soon as it finishes. With an inimitable knack for music production, we can’t wait to see the huge impact SVNF8 has on the Techno scene, so be sure to mark your calendars in time for his next release.

twitter.com/svnf8
www.instagram.com/svnf8
www.facebook.com/svnf8

Deasil – Ave (Spotify)

“One of the finest tracks in Melodic Techno scene has come for the fans outhere. Discover the ultimate magic through its touching melody, strong kick, rich pads and effects. Prepare to dive deeply in the vibrating waves of sound.”

-Nagamag.com

Ave is our second release that will be released on our own imprint 'ECLIPSE.'. Ave is a deep and touching melodic techno track that takes you into a deeper state of mind. Emotional uplifting melodies with atmospheric pads and driving bassline are the core of Ave.

www.instagram.com/deasilmusic/

An On Bast — 77 Choices a Day — Awesome Soundwave — ASWR018 (Video)

“”77 Choices a Day” is a characteristic example of original electronic Tecnho blasting out of your sound device. Gradually built up music patterns form a seven-minute track, enriched with a wide frequency spectrum, quite suitable for your ear pleasure.”

-Nagamag.com

An On Bast is a live electronic artist who creates all her work on the fly. This track was made at a time when she was busy with a number of projects at the same time. Anna Suda (her actual name) is a major in philosophy so she often has a deeper meaning behind the titles of her songs.

One Rock State – New Way (Spotify)

“One Rock State is a project of musician and producer Vyacheslav Kudryashov, familiar to many of you from the famous Fast Foot. This is not surprising, because his endless energy is enough for the endless realization of his talents in two worlds. New Way consumed us. Are you ready for this? Click start.”

“One Rock State - проект музыканта и продюсера Вячеслава Кудряшова, знакомый многим из вас по знаменитому Fast Foot. Это и неудивительно, ведь его нескончаемой энергетики хватает на бесконечную реализацию его талантов в двух мирах. New Way нас поглотил. А вы готовы к этому? Нажмите старт.”

-Nagamag.com

One Rock State - it is a project founded in late 2011.

The project was founded by a young and ambitious DJ,
musician and promoter Vyacheslav Kudryashov, one of the founders of the Fast Foot project, as
well as his partner Kirill Kozlov (qeereell).

After some time, Vyacheslav left the project and Kirill kept the project until the time when his level of writing music reached a good sound.

And a few years later, he released a new track the New way. It can be considered a rebirth of the project and the beginning of a new Techno movement!

The release also includes an outstanding Remix by popular musician Stan Kolev.

instagram.com/onerockstate

Four Hands (GER) – Everlasting World (Original Mix) [Harabe] (Video)

“We admit that the original name of the author in this was the main reason why we pay attention to it. And, you know, we were not mistaken in their preferences. Four Hands and his new single, Everlasting World has created a wonderful mood the reservoir. Indescribable feeling words. It is necessary to listen and hear.”

“Признаемся, что оригинальное название у данного автора стало основной причиной, почему мы обратили на него внимание. И, знаете ли, мы не ошиблись в своих предпочтениях. Four Hands и его новый сингл Everlasting World создал удивительный пласт настроения. Непередаваемое словами ощущение. Это нужно слушать и слышать.”

-Nagamag.com

Four Hands – this is Alex and Marcel.

​When Alex and Marcel met a few years ago they soon figured that they are sharing a huge joy and passion for electronic sounds. This was the beginning of a very special friendship and the reason for starting to engage in music intensely together.

Just like the two guys themselves, also their music style has developed over the years and went from a deep sound into a melodic techno style with a focus on massive synth parts.

During the times the two DJs got supported by various famous artists like SOLOMUN, Kevin de Vries and lately Nicole Moudaber who played their tracks on big events like BPM Mexico, United We Stream ARTE concert, ReConnect – Together for Beirut and on Nicole’s legendary radio show IN THE MOOD.

Another important passion project in Four Hands’ career is the launch of their own record label VERSPIELT Musik based in Frankfurt am Main / Germany. It focuses on tracks with a sound from melodic to techno. Part of the label is the VERSPIELT show case, which was welcoming amazing artists like ARTBAT, Musumeci and starlet Carla Casanova so far.

www.fourhandsmusic.de/

Geist Contagion Interview on Nagamag

Techno

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Geist Contagion:
With my project Geist Contagion, I find myself with varied inspirations from one song to the next, so it becomes a bit of a daunting task to label each with its own discrete genre. There are elements of Glitchstep, Breakbeat, Techno, Industrial, Ambient, and Drone throughout my releases. I generally don't stick to one style for very long because I get bored easily, and I like to keep the listener on their toes.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Geist Contagion:
I started out like a lot of people do, playing guitar in a garage band with my friends. *That eventually fizzled out, as it often tends to.* Shortly after, I attended school for artist management and music production, which is where I developed my love of synthesizers, and of a whole new world of musical styles and composition techniques. From there, I dove headfirst into experimental electronic music which lead to the formation of my main project, The Databats. I met the folks over at Slice Records around this time and after working together on a couple of gigs, they brought us into their stable of artists. Geist Contagion spawned from there as my first full solo project. I wanted an avenue for the music I was writing that didn't stylistically gel with my work with The Databats. This has allowed me to explore my songwriting ideas more deeply, and to illuminate music that otherwise wouldn't be making it out into the world at large.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Geist Contagion:
I've felt a strong connection to music since I was very young. Some of my favourite parts of Saturday morning cartoons were the theme songs, not the cartoons themselves. As an adult, one of my more formative experiences was attending a live performance by Alessandro Cortini's solo project Sonoio, opening for Ladytron at The Phoenix in Toronto. Watching him utilize a myriad of synthesizers and vocal effects to craft such a layered and complex performance really opened my eyes to what was possible as a solo electronic performer, and to what an audience would be interested in experiencing.


Nagamag:
Tell us about your new album Écoutez and the process behind it.

Geist Contagion:
Écoutez is a collaborative album by Geist Contagion and Arcane Trickster. I met Damiano from Arcane Trickster a few years back when The Databats travelled to Australia and hooked up with the Slice Records crew for a couple of club gigs. We got along well and had a good rapport, so working together seemed like the logical next step.
Flash forward to 2020, and we found ourselves with a lot more time on our hands, so Damiano and I messaged back and forth a bit to discuss our ideas for a project. We then exchanged a bunch of demos via email, and once we decided on the tracks we wanted to use, we got down to editing, remixing and performing on one another's work. The ensuing result was a rather cohesive blend of each of our styles that we hope provides the audience with a fun journey from start to finish.

"Écoutez" means "listen" in French. It's both a title and an instruction. We'd like the audience to take a moment out of their hectic lives to do exactly that, just listen.


Nagamag:
What are the plans for Geist Contagion in 2021?

Geist Contagion:
I've been writing a lot of music, so hopefully we'll have followup to my record "Residue" out by the end of the year. On the collaborative front, there are a couple of projects going on at Slice Records that I plan to be very involved in, so you'll be hearing new remixes and joint productions from me as well. I'm very excited for those.
In terms of live performances, we're still under tight lockdown up here in Canada, so I've had to adapt. Thankfully, there are more ways than ever to reach out and interact with your audience, and I plan to take full advantage of those. Livestream performances, music videos, and interactive experiences are all part of the plan, so stay tuned for that! I'm also hoping I'll be able to get out and perform work by this project live some time before the end of the year, as I haven't had the opportunity to do that yet.


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Geist Contagion:
Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois "Night MXCMPV1 P74"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Geist Contagion:
Oneohtrix Point Never "Nothing's Special"

Discover & Listen to Geist Contagion

Geist Contagion on Spotify

Geist Contagion's Signature Track

Geist Contagion on Social Media

@GeistContagion

Geist Contagion's Website

SliceRecords / Bandcamp / Ecoutez

Cosmyte Interview on Nagamag

Techno

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Cosmyte:
Always Galactic, either Ambiant/Chillout and/or Electronica/Techno/Psychedelic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Cosmyte:
Since 2014 Profesor Galacticus and Captain Frictus are colaborating as a galactic team in other project, Neenboo, a 7 musicians world music project.
In 2017, they decided to create Cosmyte.

This atypical crew is constantly evolving by creating its own galaxy, led by Pr. Galacticus (machines) and Captn Frictus (handpan), it includes talented companions met during music tours around Europe, Russia, India, China and Latin America, bringing a unique experience to each appearance. A journey between organic human vibrations, cosmic instruments and mechanical machines oscillations, Cosmyte is a real musical android.

In 2019 the Cosmyte Spaceship joined the Hadra label Team (Hadra Alter Vision Record).

In 2020 the Cosmyte crew droped out two EP's: Pyramyte Awake Side and Pyramyte Dream Side


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Cosmyte:
There are a lot of moments, concerts, people, places, that gave us the right impact.
One of them is traveling as "pre-profesional" musicians with Super Cumbia band, some Argentinian friends, touring in Europe. We were spending so much good time as a band, as a family, as travelers, by traveling and playing all together.
Other is a concert of Djamanawak, a french band, when they played a 3h30 improvised concert. We were like "wooow, so nice, we want to do that" !


Nagamag:
Do you have some project that you want to talk about for 2021

Cosmyte:
We are working on a Lullaby project.
It's about musical ceremony, a 7 hours night playing, with people sleeping, or dreaming, or just flying inside.
We try explore music as a channel to connect with bigger space in this crazy times, in this crazy world.
We want to explore more about this project.


Nagamag:
You recently talked in social networks about an "inversion of the polarity of human consciousness". What about it?

Cosmyte:
We don't really know more about it, but we can say you that Jbiboulak community announced us by a sercret chanel, that hapenned on the 17 december 2020 this "inversion of the polarity of human consciousness". A kind of global mental change that can happen on earth by the dreams.
They also gave us a link as a cosmic gate to connect to it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltfvvQInpng&t=582s


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Cosmyte:
Super Cumbia y la liga de la Alegria "La vida está hecha pa' otra cosa"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Cosmyte:
Symbolico Triptrap

Discover & Listen to Cosmyte

Cosmyte on Spotify

Cosmyte's Signature Track

Cosmyte on Social Media

Cosmyte
cosmytefromcosmos

Cosmyte's Website

cosmyte.com/
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