Francisco Allendes ‘Pais Tropical / Together’

Artist: Francisco Allendes
Title: Pais Tropical / Together
Label: Armada Subjekt
Cat. #.: ARSBJKT121
Format: Digital
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Pais Tropical

Francisco Allendes returns to Armada Subjekt as he opens 2020 with ‘Pais Tropical / Together’.

Arriving fresh from a year in which the Chilean talent picked up ‘Best Ibiza DJ’ at the DJ Awards, whilst appearing at the likes of ADE, Printworks and fabric (London), Avant Garner (New York), and of course his Ibiza home of Ushuaïa with ANTS, late-January welcomes his first material of the new decade as he returns to Armada Subjekt to deliver two new productions.

“With his new two-sided release on Armada Subjekt, Francisco Allendes gets the scene buzzing once more. Setting the vibe with gritty House beats and driving percussion loops, both ‘Pais Tropical’ and ‘Together’ are peak-time club night material capable of instant impact.” – Armada Subjekt.


Zoi (CA) ‘Fusion’

Artist: Zoi (CA)
Title: Fusion
Label: Traum
Cat. #: Traum V239
Release Date: 06. March 2020
1. Fusion
2. Fusion (Vanity In Mind Remix)
3. Fusion (Deeplomat & Dublatov Remix)
4. Fade
5. Fade (Floyd Hoogendijk Remix)
6. Fade (CtlZ Remix)
7. Fade (Florian Gallet Remix)
8. Awake
9. Ajeeb
10. Somewhere

“Zoi’s EP on TRAUM!

Zoi (CA) is one part of the duo Talal & Zoi. Born in Pakistan Zoi is based in Toronto now a city which has shaped his music into what it is today. Zoi started out his music career with T&Z (Talal & Zoi), they had chart-topping releases and was featured on labels such as Dirtybird, Kindisch, Moodfamily, Rawthentic and For the People. The duo is also known to have delivered performances at Kater Blau (Berlin, DE), Keizer Park open air (Ghent, BE), Bushwick’s Bogart House (Brooklyn, NY), and Electric Island (Toronto, CA). 

Zoi’s solo career started two years ago since then he has released fantastic outstanding deep music on two of our Tour De Traum releases. This put him on our list of people we were keen to release with. The remixers on the release have also been striking with their single tracks on our label and contribute different interpretation of Zoi’s music. 

“Fusion” by Zoi (CA)

The EP kicks off with the track “Fusion” and it is in fact a glorious fusion. This track draws on the sensitive mind lurking within and will get you in the mood for a voyage. The track has an atmospheric starting point and then travels far beyond it as it flawlessly navigates you way through retro-futurist landscapes, using restraint to explore the melodic and abstract. Once you have engaged yourself in this travel you will be rewarded with a sound uniquely expressive, yet subtly arranged variant of deep left field house music-music that takes you by the hand and never puts a sonic means before its aesthetic goal. 

“Fusion” Vanity In Mind Remix

The alchemy of the remix of “Fusion” by Vanity In Mind instantly ties his ideas to the movement of beat and crosses all sorts of terrain without ever loosing the plot. Vanity In Mind uses the pristine sound of the original but releases the magic in a different way. This in an aural pleasure. 

“Fusion” Deeplomat & Dublatov Remix

Deeplomat & Dublatov’s remix of “Fusion” tears apart the original featuring an unexpected juxtaposition of sounds and textures relying on a jam session esthetic where you never know what to expect next. Listen to this coruscating live performance! 

“Fade” by Zoi (CA)

“Fade” in the original mix kicks off with wailing pads and vintage funky drum patterns against the backdrop of quirky fast moving tones and might have gotten its inspiration from Brazilian music in the way it moves. This track at its peak is nimble but it never feels too busy. It is simply driving and sensual. Only Zoi could pull off this palette so gracefully. 

“Fade” Floyd Hoogendijk Remix

“Fade” in the Floyd Hoogendijk remix has a less encompassing feel to it as in the original but develops into a sensual soundtrack of a superlative that could have been featured in some of the greatest French movies of the 70ies. Showing exceptional treats of melancholia as we understand them in Europe. This can send a chill up your spine. 

“Fade” CtlZ’s Remix

CtlZ’s remix of “Fade” gives the track an epic edge the original did not aim at. The remix is filled with unexpected details like breaks and speedy sounds… you’d never expect them to fit but they do like a glove. 

“Fade” Florian Gallet Remix

Florian Gallet has in the past written one of the most exceptional ambient tracks on Tour De Traum and we have asked to remix “Fade”. Florian’s poetic approach is unparalleled. His simplicity also makes this remix a masterpiece. 

“Awake” by Zoi (CA)

The third original is “Awake” and connects perfectly to the other tracks as it is uniquely expressive and atmospheric capturing the listenerʼs attention in. 

“Ajeep” by Zoi (CA)

“Ajeep” is maybe the most classic house track on this EP with its vintage chords but the break down half time is exceptionally beautiful and reveals Zoi’s full talent from then on, till the end of the track. 

“Somewhere” by Zoi (CA)

On Traum it is a tradition to ask the artist for an abstract bonus track so here it is with “Somewhere”. The track is beautiful in the way the melodies are played, the perfect timing each note is exercised with. It is off-kilter as all tracks on this EP and very special. 


inner city electronic 2020

inner city electronic announce Orbital, Peggy Gou, Craig Richards and more as first wave of acts for 2020 edition.

Tickets from £20 on sale Wednesday December 11th 9AM
2020 Conference Programme to be announced. 

Leeds’ multi-venue electronic music festival and conference inner city electronic moves to March 7th with its most ambitious line-up to date.
inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday March 7th 2020. Taking place across a selection of Leeds-based venues and unique locations, the 24hour event will continue to play host to some of electronic music’s biggest talents alongside a diverse programme of emerging artists and local residents. 
The first names announced for the multi-venue event include Peggy Gou, Orbital, Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston’s (A Love From Outer Space), Craig Richards, Nicolas Lutz, HAAi, Mr Scruff and many more. 
The 2020 edition will see inner city electronic move into the fabric of the city with the addition of iconic venues at Leeds University, Leeds College of Music and The Corn Exchange. Leeds University Refectory has an immense musical history previously playing host to the likes of The Clash, The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley, while the Corn Exchange has only hosted one event since it’s legendary events in the 1990s. Of course independent venues will still heavily feature with focus on the very best spaces the city has to offer including; Wire, Hifi, Distrikt, Sheaf St. and The Warehouse. The festival offers a unique experience to explore the city across a range of events, from intimate locations to big room performances and everything in between. 
The festival will also feature a comprehensive daytime programme of conference activity, focused on musical development, music industry, culture and technology, which is yet to be announced. Previous conference guests have included the likes of  KiNK, Kelly Lee Owens, Octave One, Craig Richards, Paul Woolford and Midland, alongside a wide range of industry panellists and technology showcases. 

Peggy Gou
A Love From Outer Space (Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston)A-Future / Blasha & Allatt / Craig Richards b2b Nicolas Lutz / Danielle Freakenstein / Felix Dickinson b2b Dave Harvey / HAAi / Identified Patient Karima F / Kosh (live) / Manami / Mr Scruff / Or:la / Ralph Lawson / Surgeon  Young Marco
Aalice / Baba & Ganoush / Cosmic Slop / Clandestino / Elliot Holt / James HolroydJosh Bayat / Kerouac / Lawson / Mezla & Rowland / Nikol & Cosm / Passport to Paradise Zoe Pea / Zoya 
Events Hosted By: 
Resident Advisor / Love International / 20/20 Vision / Flux Meat Free / Mass / Small Talk / True Love / Love Dose / Limit

This Is Toolroom 2020 Remix - 3000sq

This Is Toolroom 2020 – Mixed by Martin Ikin

Artist: Various
Title: This Is Toolroom 2020
Mixed by: Martin Ikin
Label: Toolroom Records
Cat. #: TOOL870-01Z
Release Date: 31.01.2020

Toolroom presents ‘This Is Toolroom 2020 – Mixed by Martin Ikin’ featuring Mark Knight, Amine Edge & DANCE, GW Harrison and many more this January.

“Our most highly anticipated album of the year: ‘This is Toolroom’ is back for 2020 with another selection of exclusive new tracks from the finest talent in dance music.

Each year ‘This Is Toolroom’ sets the tone for the label’s musical plans. You’ll find essential cuts from established acts in the Toolroom Family, alongside a glimpse into some of the new signings for 2020 and beyond. Mark Knight, Friend Within, Martin Ikin, Gene Farris and Maxinne all showcase brand new material, as do some fresh news faces, from the likes of GW Harrison, GAWP, Fibi and Clyde P.

With over 20 tracks covering the musical spectrum that Toolroom dubs its own, this is the essential album to kick off the decade. Jump into the mix with Beatport No.1 artist Martin Ikin, who has expertly mixed the album. This is Toolroom 2020!” – Toolroom


  1. Mark Knight – Mona Lisa
  2. Martin Ikin feat. Malika – I’ll Be
  3. Gene Farris – Back In The Day
  4. Friend Within – Lorla
  5. Amine Edge & DANCE – Rave
  6. GW Harrison – Okay
  7. Siege – Don’t Stop
  8. Maxinne, Frederick & Kusse, Niki Darling – To The Music
  9. Ben Remember – We Work So Good
  10. Mason feat. MC Chickaboo – Slide Around
  11. Sllash & Doppe – Back To The House
  12. Sharam Jey & Jean Bacarreza – Keep It Real
  13. Raumakustik – And Get You
  14. Tuff London – Dance With Me
  15. Fibi – Down
  16. Mendo – Give It To Me
  17. Siwell – Paragon
  18. Kinnerman – Deep Layer
  19. Clyde P – Something For Your Mind
  20. David Tort – This Is My House
  21. GAWP – Gergles

Alejandro Fernandez ‘Bank / System Error’

Artist: Alejandro Fernandez
Title: Bank / System Error
Remixer: Raized
Label: As Usual Music
Cat. #: as 026
Release Date: Beatport excl.: 14. February 2020 / All Shops: 28. February2020

We keep it rollin’ with another significant release by new label member ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ from Spain including a strong remix by Raized from our Colombian groove embassy in Medellin. Both are experienced warriors behind the decks and relentless in producing quality stuff. Not surprising that Alejandro got into the circle of the infamous Vatos Locos label which is one of the leading labels in the underground vinyl scene. Moreover he pushed a stamp on labels like Sanity, Oblack or Monday Morning Records. Two original tracks follow the signature sound of as ‚as’ for release No. 026!

„Bank“ is the sweet stomper, that attracted us and will wrap the floors in fascination. Stripped-down shaky rhythmics swing on the boosted low-end, which is filled with a proper unit of punch and an irresistibly rasping bass sound. Dirt conditions accomplished! Sugar gets involved afterwards by a steadily flourishing and evolving sphere, tenderly verbed with a female voice. Controversal elements perfectly smoothed to get ‚banked’ in harmony.

Let’s get mad with the ‚System Error’ that releases the inner freak. A slightly wilder ride during the system’s off which ends up in some dancefloor anarchy. That’s what we need. The formula therefor is made by rumbling subs, slick hats and wondering synth notches. Works excellently.

RAIZED is back on spot, this time for the remix of ‚System Error’. The label owner of Otgen released meanwhile on Roush Label and Innocent, and returns with a wicked interpretation. With groove in his blood, he treats it like predestined for making people move. Tuning some reduced Techhouse drums and well-placed synth-usages with a great sound, is showing that he feels and lives the club culture deeply. Let’s rave!


Jesse Marcell ‘El Calvario De Los Indecisos’

Artist: Jesse Marcell
Title: El Calvario De Los Indecisos
Label: BAR Musica
Cat. #: BAR003
Format: Digital & Vinyl
Distributor: Above Board
Release date: 31/01/2020
01. El Calvario De Los Indecisos
02. El Calvario De Los Indecisos (Pier Bucci Italia 2020 Remix)
03. La Fe’ 

Bar Musica’s fourth EP is a fascinating one from Jesse Marcell with a remix by Pier Bucci. 

El Calvario De Los Indecisos opens up with intense minimal sounds, relentless drum and bass loops tying your mind in knots. All manner of dark and grubby sounds and effects scuttle across the groove and make this a late night head wrecker. 

Pier Bucci then steps up to smooth things out and layer in some more soft and soulful late night chords. It flip the cut into a more dreamy number for trance inducing late night sets. 

Last of all, Marcell offers La Fe’ with its high tempo drums, pressurised kicks and sweeping sense of minimal tech funk really getting you deep in the groove. 

This is a superb offering from this vital label, and talented producers first outing. 


Circolo Degli Illuminati Roma: Il programma di Febbraio

1 feb Sama’
8 feb Bawrut
15 feb Francesco Farfa
22 feb Carola Pisaturo
29 feb Massimiliano Pagliara
Il Circolo degli Illuminati presenta il suo cartellone di febbraio all’insegna della migliore musica elettronica italiana, a cui si aggiunge Farfa‘ che si esibirà a Roma il 1 febbraio. 

È la prima deejay donna palestinese. Attraverso la techno ha saputo abbattere i muri del patriarcato e degli stereotipi. Inserita nel 2018 nella Alternative Power 100 List di, è considerata una delle personalità di spicco nel processo di emancipazione delle donne nei della Cisgiordania. Il suo contributo per la nascita della scena elettronica palestinese, riconosciuta come una delle più dinamiche e vivaci di quella zona, è stato fondamentale.Sabato 8 febbraio torna uno dei nuovi beniamini del club di Via Libetta: Bawrut, deejay italiano in grande ascesa all’estero e oramai anche in Italia.
Vive da tempo a Madrid ed è alla continua ricerca di un equilibrio tra vecchi classici e nuove influenze, mescolando acid house, techno e disco per una miscela esplosiva dai retrogusti più diversi. Un sound moderno e allo stesso rispettoso di una tradizione, per un risultato di grande efficacia. Bawrut ha appena pubblicato l’EP “Turbo” su Life and Death.Il 15 febbraio sarà la volta di Francesco Farfa, uno dei pionieri dell’ellettronica toscana. Farfa è l’abbreviazione di farfalla, vista la sua leggiadría ed eleganza mentre mixa. Con un’esperienza trentennale, accumulata grazie a decine di pubblicazioni di livello e date in tutto il mondo, nei suoi set prende per mano chi lo ascolta per portarlo in un viaggio con tappe più disparate: a volte celestiali, a volte brutalmente terrene.Il 22 febbraio in consolle c’è Carola Pisaturo, una delle regine dell’elettronica mediterranea. La boss di Claque Music, dopo un tour mondiale realizzato insieme a Cocoon,porterà il suo sound unico: un’eterogenea commistione di house, funk e techno, genuinamente mediterranea. Il programma di febbraio si chiude il 29 con Massimiliano Pagliara, uno degli italiani più apprezzati in Germania.
Dopo aver ottenuto la residency al celebre club del Robert Johnson di Francoforte, è entrato nella galassia Ostgut Ton, una delle realtà leader per la musica house e techno. Il suo nome oramai compare spessisimo nelle line up del Berghain / Panorama Bar.Ore: 23:00
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Defected Ibiza returns to Eden

15TH MAY – 25th SEPT

Defected returns to Eden on Fridays for its fourth season at the club, opening on 15th May 2020 during the inaugural Defected Ibiza Festival and running for 20 consecutive dates.

The 2020 Ibiza season will see Defected build on the reputation the label has earned on the island since 2000. Two decades later, Defected’s residency at Eden continues to be San Antonio’s biggest success story. Staying true to its ethos for making clubbing affordable and accessible, advance tickets for all 20 dates at Eden are available now for just €20.
2019 saw Defected fully establish itself in San Antonio, thriving on a no-fuss concept and a programme curated personally by label head Simon Dunmore, featuring headliners such as Armand Van Helden, Gorgon City, MK, house pioneers Kenny Dope, Derrick Carter, Roger Sanchez and many more. In a change from previous years Defected will reveal the entire season’s line-ups in early 2020, rather than in two phases.

Providing an Ibiza openings weekend solution with festival pass and accommodation packages to suit all budgets, Defected Ibiza Festival will kick off on Thursday 14th with a day party, followed by a pre-party and Defected’s opening night at Eden in San Antonio on Friday. Saturday 16th will welcome the festival’s second daytime event followed by Classic Music Company hosting the night, closing the weekend in style with a pre-party, then on to Glitterbox Ibiza’s opening party at Hï Ibiza. All line-ups and further venue information will be released in early 2020.