Discover The Techno Scene That Lies Hidden In The Netherlands
In today’s day and age, electronic dance music is at the forefront of entertainment. The Netherlands is ﬁghting for 1st place along with Germany, Spain and the UK to be the main hub of everything party related.
Techno is currently the main sound being distributed from speakers all across Europe and has actually been booming since the early 80s. Ravers from across the world regularly head to party destinations like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht to get their fix of 4/4 beats abetted by hard hitting hi-hats and deep bouncy baselines.
To many people in Europe, Techno is the most sophisticated form of electronic music. Its steady beat at 128 bpm (or more) gives off a fast paced yet spacious feeling that helps you hear each and every individual sound that comes out of each track.
In the Netherlands, particularly Rotterdam, the Techno scene is more than packed every weekend – whilst the throbbing beat plays to ﬁlled bunkers of people, the electric atmosphere never dies down. You might be thinking to yourself; damn, sounds hectic. And you should. A night out in Rotterdam clubs Tofﬂer, Perron, Voodoo and Masillo is a more than hectic night out for the feint of heart. That being said, it is deﬁnitely not an unsafe environment. In fact, you would be safer in one of these clubs than on the streets on the weekend.
To put a picture in your head of what these places are really like. Tofﬂer is an abandoned metro station. The moment you walk in you can hear the ﬁltered heavy kick in the background. As you head to the lockers, un-familiar faces will be dancing, greeting and heavily getting into the groove. The tunnel like dance ﬂoor is specially developed for the hard core ravers to head to the front and for the chillers to chill out on the couches on the sides or in the smoking rooms.
Names like Chris Liebing, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nic Fanciulli, Hot Since 82 and Adam Beyer are all names that have been seated in the dynamic DJ booth. Techno is known for being quite a heavy genre, those of you that haven’t been to a party with a massive set played by a “popular techno DJ” probably don’teven know what proper Techno sounds like.
There are also quite a few sub-genre’s for Techno. Jungle Techno is usually made up of complex “jungle” sounding drums, with background bongo melodies. In Rotterdam and the UK they are known for their Industrial Techno – which entails sounds from heavy machinery, metal scratching sounds and basically just a lot darker and heavier. The melodic Techno is what most people really get into these days – because who doesn’t love a nice melody along with a heavy beat? Then we head on to the popular genre of Tech House which is a fusion of the heavy hitting percussions and kicks from Techno mixed with the melodic bass lines and pads that house music has to offer. This type of music has been around for a long time and it seems like it is slowly growing into something that can be enjoyed also in America.
WATCH: Bishop Caught Raving Hard To Alisa Fox’s “Freedom”
From the moment the first beat hits, Alisa Fox’s new track “Freedom” commands your body to rave hard. To such an extent, this Techno masterpiece prompts a peculiar bishop to break out in dance as demonstrated in the music video.
Additionally, in the visuals, the whole club transforms into what the Vatican or the Pope would call a holy rave. Amen!
While this tune plays on, you’ll notice the synths and percussion getting stronger, creating a sense of ecstasy that eventually leads to an explosion of frenzied beats. Furthermore, “Freedom” lives up to its name by allowing party animals to escape from the constraints of everyday life and experience a mood of liberation.
It’s impressive how the melody is straightforward but effective, taking you on a progressive journey with several twists and turns. That is not to forget the hard-hitting bassline establishes a steady pace from start to end.
Pumping fists and jumping with joy is inevitable when listening to “Freedom.” No doubt, it was designed to keep you grooving non-stop.
Beyond everything, Alisa Fox as a German female producer and DJ contributes to the diversity, creativity, and growth of the genre. Her success can serve as an inspiration, empowering more women to enter and thrive in the industry.
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MR.BLACK Unleashes “Flight 303,” Debut Single From Upcoming Album
There’s turbulence ahead as MR.BLACK drops high-octane hit “Flight 303,” the debut single is taken from forthcoming album ‘Tranceformation,’ landing this summer.
Released under MR.BLACK’s imprint HYBIT, ‘Flight 303, ’ packs all the thrashing dancefloor energy and sonic innovation you’d expect from the Israeli superstar. A spoken monologue from the captain alerts listeners to the journey ahead with a panic-stricken riff building below. Next, MR.BLACK inflicts a pounding bass worthy of hangar rave, stylised with a hard techno-leaning edge and high-pitch electro glitches. Later introducing a less clean-cut and more emotively charged drum interlude before descending into the final explosive drops with MR.BLACK steering us into full-blown dance pandemonium with a dose of massive melodies and rich acid lines – the inspiration behind the track’s name was the distinct and infectious acid sound produced by MR.BLACK’s use of the Roland TB-303.
Known for bringing his pioneering hybrid of big room and trance to Tiësto’s Music Freedom label in 2017 remix ‘BOOM,’ MR.BLACK remains a force to be reckoned with in the dance music sphere. The label boss, DJ, and producer has scaled the charts with club anthems ‘Party People’ and ‘Hu-Ha’ going straight in at #1 in the Beatport chart. Whilst his DJ live sets at world-renowned hotspots such as Tomorrowland Unite and Life In Colour test even the most seasoned raver’s endurance of adrenaline-surging beats.
MR.BLACK pushed new boundaries in 2022 audio-visual project ‘Lift Your Energy’, which saw him deliver a pumped-up live set surrounded by Tesla cars displaying an immersive light show. It’s this forward-thinking creativity that puts MR.BLACK is firmly at the forefront and suggests that the 2023 album Tranceformation will be a spectacular journey into the mind of one of the scene’s most exciting trailblazers.
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Gorillaz’s “Feel Good Inc.” Gets A Techno Remix From Spacey Gray
The talented DJ and music producer is back with another powerful release, this time, he shares his impressive take on the iconic Gorillaz track, giving it a Spacey Gray twist, and showcasing his unique style and mighty sound.
Following the release of another banger “Will Powah,” the Australian DJ continues to share his unbeatable sound with a constant stream of releases.
His passion for music, continuous sonic and genre experimentation, and his aim to create and provide uplifting listening experiences to his listeners is surely evident in this new release that displays his experience and skills in all their brightness.
This time, he manages to make a well-known hit and transform it into an even fiercer banger.
Space Gray’s version of ‘Feel Good Inc.’ starts off with an energetic pounding beat, and an underlying atmospheric pad. The steady beat guides the listening experience while vocal chops and other sonic elements add a mysterious vibe to this special remix. A powerful release driven by a wobbly bassline takes the track to a new level, maintaining its driving and active characteristics. An uplifting pad joins the mix to take the track home, as the steady beat keeps the energy at a high level till the end.
Spacey Gray’s refreshing and energizing version of the Gorillaz original is certainly an impressive listening experience.
This new release shines a light onto Spacey Gray’s talent and proficiency as a DJ, creating a whole new experience for its listeners, bringing a new banger to the table with the signature and high-quality approval of this unmissable artist.
Don’t forget to follow Spacey Gray latest updates as he’s scheduling new powerful releases in the coming months.
“Feel Good Inc.” is out now and available for download.