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It’s been a long time coming for me to experience a Desert Hearts party for myself. For years, my tribe has been a part of the movement, and the movement has since made its way to the bay. I don’t think they, or anyone for that matter, could have dreamed up a better inaugural entrance to the city of fog. Everything about the Desert Hearts crew and the fans they attract remind me of raving before it broke into. Not trying to come off high-nosing, but it felt very different ten years ago…I felt those feelings on the block party they threw for us, and they have a fan in me because of it! See for yourself below:

 

 

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One of our favorite crews and vibe setters are ditching their desert dwelling ways for one night, and that night is this Sunday at the Great Northern in San Francisco. Over the years, the Desert Hearts family has blazed a trail of pounding bass lines and beautiful people. As their cult following continues to grow, so do their parties. This Sunday will be no different. In their words:

 

The music, theme camps, art installations, performers, the food, the people, the LOVE ???? – taking over the FULL BLOCK where the iconic The Great Northern sits (plus the main and upstairs rooms).

 

This is going to be a party for the books at the Great Northern. The whole place turns into a proper block party, and there’s not a chance we’d miss it. Peep the Desert Hearts crew closing their fest below:

 

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Coming off a fresh, uplifting release on Anjunabeats, Kane Michael is back to his ‘Lights Out’ series. While he says, for now, he’s putting his Psytrance efforts on pause, Michael pursues techno with a deep, dark passion. Here’s what he had to say about the track:

 

“It’s tough trying to put your twist on a track like this, as it’s such a fine line between great and trash, but I’m very proud of this. No nonsense, just a straight late-night techno rework.”

 

Kane’s edit starts off slow as he introduces the eerie, evolving elements and weaves in the timeless sample. As the song seemingly builds into its groove, he changes it into a smooth R&B vibe that no one with any respectable taste in music would be able to turn down. The song wraps up with a full culmination of all the elements and in a way only Kane Michael could do. Looking forward to the journey of his sound.

 

Enjoy the track below as a free download, and follow Kane on his socials below.

 

 

 

 

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For the past three years, perhaps no other name has seen as fruitful a rise into LA’s underground than the team at Minimal Effort. What began as a weekday party out of a small bar off Cahuenga has evolved to what comes to pass on October 29, 2016. To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, Minimal Effort rolls out the black carpet at LA Center Studios for a soirée led by some of the heralds of today’s house and techno scene.

 

Taste Maker Pete Tong, Pleasure Pusher Tiga, Crate Digger TEED (DJ Set), Soul Minimalist Satori, and more will spend the day shaping sounds as we celebrate our loved ones – both living and supernatural. Remember: assume whichever role you so wish, but be sure to wear it strongly. We’ll see you in the darkness.

 

 

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Today, Alex Ridha aka BOYS NOIZE announces a 15-date North-American tour. The trek starts on October 5th on the West Coast in Los Angeles and will go via Vancouver and Seattle to playing two nights in New York, followed by Miami, Boston, Suwannee Hulaween in Florida and ends with Austin’s Sound on Sound (ex-Fun Fun Fun Fest). The tickets are available Thursday, August 11th href=”http://www.boysnoize.com/#!tour/ofgvv”>HERE.

 

This tour comes Hot off the heels of Alex’s most recent album release, Mayday. Mayday is Boys Noize´s most dynamic album to date. Collaborations with Poliça, Hudson Mohawke, Benga, Remy Banks, Spank Rock, and some special secret guests broaden the range while maintaining the classic rugged-n-raw BOYS NOIZE style. You can check out our review of MAYDAY href=”http://controlaltdelight.com/?s=boys+noize”>here. **Spoiler Alert** We fucking loved it!

 

We are really excited for this tour as Alex is one of our favorites DJ’s in the electronic landscape today. His live shows surely will not be ones to miss as Boys Noize stage production and visuals are always top notch. SUS BOY and LIL INTERNET provide to aesthetics exploring a thematic narrative inspired by cyberpunk, 80’s industrial and surveillance in contemporary society.

 

Boys Noize feat. Benga – Dynamite

Boys Noize – 1010

Boys Noize feat. Pilo

Boys Noize – Overthrow

 

10.05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilson Lot (LIVE)
10.06 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency (LIVE)
10.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
10.08 – Seattle, WA @ Q
10.11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (LIVE)
10.12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (LIVE)
10.13 – Miami, FL @ Heart
10.14 – Boston, MA @ Bijou
10.15 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
10.28 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween
10.29 – Philadelphia, PA @ 714
10.30 – Bridgeview, IL @ Freaky Deaky
11.03 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11.04 – Denver, CO @ Beta
11.05 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound (ex-Fun Fun Fun)

 

 

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Summer is in full swing and if you’re planning to be in Oak Canyon Park this weekend, you’d be hard pressed to find yourself amidst a bad time. This is one stacked lineup. Below are several artists we definitely recommend you check out over the weekend in between all the activities. Honestly though, don’t miss anyone if you can help it.

 

Friday

DoubtingThomas
Preferring to stay out of the limelight, Doubting Thomas has slowly and surely come of his own with his unique approach to mystic and mellow minimal house sounds.

DoubtingThomas – The Changes

 

Extrawelt
This duo has been going strong for over 10 years; and for good reason. They consistently stay ahead of the electronic music curve in producing a deep and technical sound that never stales.

Stephan Bodzin – Blue Giant (Extrawelt Remix)

 

Mark Farina
The father of downtempo house meets acid goodness Mushroom Jazz. ’nuff said.

Mark Farina – C’mon Playa

 

Saturday
Beacon
This New York outfit melds sleepless city vocals with complex hypnotic elements to great effect. Playing live, they’ll be sure to set you in a most welcome spacey rhythm.

Beacon – Escapements

 

Oceanvs Orientalis
Straight from their mouths: Oceanvs Orientalis blends itself with the archaelogic tunes of mankind’s cumulative musical history and in this very context believes that “everything comes from the east”. Don’t miss out on their orchestral-dance style.

Oceanvs Orientalis vs. Heimat – Gardens of Bablyon

 

Oliver Huntemann
Perfectly seamless. German. Techno.

Oliver Huntemann – Kiez

 

Sunday
Kidnap Kid
Now in the full swing of his career, UK based Kidnap Kid has established himself as a standout in the emotional house scene. His sound takes on aspects of Balearic, Traditional, and Garage all to induce a stellar “get-lost-in-your-head” flow.

Kidnap Kid – Like You Used To

 

Rampue
After missing him at Further Future, we’ve had a Rampue sized hole in our hearts for his distinct minimal tribal techno style.
Once more with visa issues.

Rampue – Adagio for Phoenicopterus

 

Rodriguez Jr.
There’s never not enough room for Minimal Techno. And when it comes from this star producer (live!), there’s no reason to miss out.

Rodriguez Jr. – Capitelle

 

 

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UR Art is the brainchild of Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y), and John Wander. The Santa Monica based Summer festival series is now in its third year and continues to draw attention to its message of sustainable power, artistic freedom, and community wellness. On top of that, the series features leading musicians from the deeper spectrum of house and techno under the open air of a beach city sun.

 

All of this is hosted inside Bergamot Station, a re-purposed train station now art center. This Sunday (July 3rd) will feature John Tejada, Hoj, Clint Stewart, and WXC (John Wander b2b Luke Cheadle). Come through to celebrate freedom, art, music, and social purpose.

 

John Tejada – Endorphins

Terrence Parker – Alarm the Sound (John Tejada Remix)

Clint Stewart & The Reason Y – Audable Flares