KMS PUSHES CELEBRATIONS FOR THREE DECADES OF TECHNO INTO PHASE TWO WITH SECOND ANNIVERSARY EP

EP STARS TRACKS FROM KEVIN SAUNDERSON & ART DEPARTMENT, LOCO DICE AND DANTIEZ

 

Exactly six months after celebrating three decades of game-changing Techno music with the initial anniversary EP, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label has moved into phase two with the second KMS30 EP. Featuring tracks from Kevin Saunderson & Art Department, Loco Dice and Dantiez, EP 2 continues where the first left off, positioning KMS as one of Techno’s mainstay imprints.

 

Listen to KMS30 EP 2

 

The first cut on KMS30 EP2, ‘Reveal’ sees Techno mogul and KMS founder Kevin Saunderson join forces with Art Department, the Canadian producer (and label boss of No. 19 Music and vinyl imprints Social Experiment and Sunday Money) who’s frequently touted as one of the underground’s front-runners. Together, they serve up a slice of Techno-scented heat that transcends creative boundaries, offering an atmosphere custom made for the smoky clubs and festival stages.

 

Next up on this genre-defining EP is ‘Positive Vibin’’ by Loco Dice, filled with his can-do attitude and direct approach to music. Merging a bit of funk with stomping beats, the German DJ and producer brings the combination of urban feeling and eclectic taste that helped him become a trendsetter not only on labels such as his own imprint Desolat, but also on M_nus, Cadenza and Cocoon, alongside headlining performances a range of internationally renowned festivals from Timewarp and We Are FSTVL to Movement and Coachella.

 

Closing out KMS30 EP2 is Dantiez’s ‘Feeling Of The Groove’, which sees the heir of the KMS/Saunderson empire tap into a mash of rattling kick drums and weaving synth waves. In typical style, Dantiez not only shows how much he has evolved and matured as an artist, but that investing in young talent is one of KMS’s masterstrokes, helping to ensure the longevity of the label and the future of Techno itself.

Listen to Kevin Saunderson & Art Department – Reveal

 


Listen to Loco Dice – Positive Vibin’

 


Listen to Dantiez – Feeling Of The Groove

COCOON IBIZA REVEAL THE OPENING LINE UP

Papa Sven presents Cocoon’s first Wednesday night at Pacha

COCOON IBIZA GRAND OPENING
Wednesday 30th May
Pacha Ibiza
Tickets

Room 1
Sven Väth
Âme

Room 2
Dana Ruh
Dorian Paic

The Cocoon Ibiza opening party.
Pacha is reborn and for all of us at Cocoon Ibiza this first of 19 Wednesday nights feels so fresh and beautiful and yes romantic.

Simmering for almost 20 years. Sven Väth launches this 19th season in the blazing new main room with Âme opening.
The ultra groovy 2nd floor features Dana Ruh and Dorian Paic.

Off we go, join us on the 30th May 2018 for dancing.

Cocoon Ibiza

http://cocoon.net/

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DAVID GRAVELL TALKS ABOUT ‘THE FUTURE’ OF HIS MUSIC

 

“I think I just released my biggest Trance track to date”….

This is how David Gravell announced his new tune to the world on his social media accounts last Friday.

If you attended one of his gigs recently you might have witnessed this energy explosion already, like we did during ASOT850 where he premiered it!

 

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/982227011270688774

 

Taken from Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance 2018’ album, this brand-new offering from David Gravell bears that tempestuous signature sounds of his we’ve come to cherish. Blazing the trail for the next generations of Trance artists to come, ‘The Future’ will leave a lasting impression each time it wrecks a mainstage.

TRACKS

  1. The Future (02:30)
  2. The Future (Extended Mix) (06:18)

 

Let’s grab it here:

Spotify

Apple Music

iTunes

Deezer

Beatport

Google Play

Amazon MP3

Tidal

Napster

 

We also set down with David to learn a bit about the creative process of his tunes, here’s what he told us…

 

TBA: Have you ever been educated into music or do you think it is necessary?

DG: I’ve learnt everything myself, reading books,searching on internet and YouTube, everything on my own; so I think receiving an education it’s not that necessary as everything is on line nowadays and you can find it on your own ,it takes time but you can do it.

TBA: How was your first studio set up when you started making music?

DG: Hmm..very small speakers, very small keyboard, and a very slow computer,without any knowledge of cubase, actually the first time I had that software I gave it away after 6 months and stopped making music for a year and afterwards I found out I had to learn it if I wanted to do this job seriously. So now when I have an idea I can just put it in Cubase and I know everything, it became easier.

TBA : Is there any new studio gear on your shopping list?

DG: To be honest  I think I have almost everything I need in my studio now, you know I was saving money to get all I needed and know I am fine with all my things.

Well sometimes when I se something new on internet I just buy it,and sometimes I also get some new stuff from instruments companies for me to test them so it’s cool.

TBA: Some months ago you told me you prefer the analog sound to the digital synths. Which are the pro and cons?

DG: Well if you are not familiar with analogue just know  you have to record it instead of… for instance the instruments that are in Cubase,  like a midi base, with analog you have to record it back into the computer. I am using UAD so it has the option to get back into the sound card. I am using the Virus , but not using the USB option in it but i am working with the two cables that go into the soundcard, because when you are recording sometimes it’s not working with USB.

TBA: You were showing us a bit how you make tracks, and we are wondering what do you do if you get stuck at some point

DG: A good advice when you make music is to take breaks every 20 minutes  otherwise you will lose your movement in making music. So every 20 minutes I have an alarm, I am living in Amsterdam next to a big park so every 20 minutes i go doing something else, I go wok with my computer, with my phone, then i go back,and after for sessions of 20 minutes i do like an hour of break, I go to the city, I come back… cause I have to keep my mind fresh and inspired.

The most important thing is to keep the flowing , if you are in the moment when you create music you can finish a track so quickly, but also ,like i told you you have to own the knowledge of software etc.

TBA: You were also producing music for movies right?

DG: Yes, I’ve been doing it when I first started making music , when you make that kind of music, it’s more like building energy,  if you know Hans Zimmer for example ,every track that he makes has a lot of energy and a lot of movement in it.Sometimes it’s  nice to do it, to just work on the sound, and the cool thing about movie music is that it can go on for like 20 minutes or more like a soundtrack, you can just go with it.

TBA: You are producing a lot of new music, is your artist album on sight?

DG: I dont’ know if these tracks I am gonna premiere tonight will be in the album, I am working on it but , I think when I’ll do it  I need the time to completely dedicate myself to it, to focus on the album, and work in the studio somewere like in Los Angeles, without doing anything else.

TBA : Is it gonna be a new concept?

DG: Well my sound is evolving, but I want to make clear I wanna make it the best as possible, I will lock myself up in the studio, I will work with other producers, singers,and will do everything to make an album that will really stands out from the rest.

TBA: We can’t wait for that! But meanwhile good luck with your new release and see you soon.

DG: Thanks for the interview and see you soon!