John Digweed – Transitions 583 (Guest Stacey Pullen) – 30.10.2015

Balance 028 Mixed By Stacey Pullen + Worldwide Tour Dates

Stacey Pullen, one of the esteemed second wave Detroit techno artists who emerged in the early-to-mid ‘90s, whose place in the electronic music cannon has long been assured, has been selected to mix the next compilation of the revered Balance Series.

A skillful producer who values quality over quantity, Stacey Pullen made his name via collaborations with Chez Damier and Kevin Saunderson before crafting his own style that bridged the gap between house and techno and led to 2001’s artist album ‘Today Is The Tomorrow You Were Promised Yesterday’. As a DJ, he has spent more than two decades playing everywhere from intimate sweatboxes to the biggest festivals, and was an early guest in the hallowed DJ-KiCKS, fabric and Resident Advisor mix series.

Stacey Pullen is an enduring artist who has never been subject to the fickle pitfalls of the hype spotlight; he continues to be highly sought-after with Balance snapping him up for his first official compilation in six years continuing the Australian brand’s commitment to supporting the underground’s most revered legends, and he has not disappointed with his multifarious selection.

“Growing up in Detroit, we had a history of DJs who had radio shows – whether it was a mix or a show that showcased new music,” he recalls of his foundations in the art of the mixtape. “My approach for my Balance mix was to compile music that I don’t get a chance to play when I’m on the road, but that’s still good music. I also wanted to give the listener a breath of fresh air and play some eclectic melodic tunes, because I love a good melody.” His double-disc mix is the sound of an artist who is truly comfortable in their own skin; of one who has earned their chops for long enough that they don’t need to simply replicate his club sets to ensure consistency. A true DJ is able to adapt to fit any scenario, and Pullen’s effort perfectly hones in on that sweet spot between the visceral and the physical.

“With Soundcloud, Mixcloud and other streaming sites, I am very selective on what I approve to have broadcasted” he says. “I feel that those sites have diminished the validity and quality of the proper mixed compilation over the years, because now all you have to do is search for any DJ – and there you have it.” As such, this journey into Pullen’s mind is all the more precious and telling, and deserves to be cherished as another memorable chapter in the esteemed Balance cannon. What else inspired the mix? “That’s an easy answer: my daughter. Everything flows when you’re in love.”

The compilation begins in mysterious fashion with the eerie tones of Marc Ashken’s remix of rEJEKTS “Strung Out In Reno,” its dramatic drum hits driving us towards the graceful melodic tech of Leman & Dieckman’s deft “Stomp.” As the thumping breakbeat of Folic State’s “Another Zone (Remix)” sweep in, you soon realize that this mix is going to be anything but linear. Moving through the gentle piano licks and deep house groove of RaySoo’s take on DJ Hightech & IZT’s “Fearless” and into the chugging rhythm of The Revenge’s Atmosfear re-rub, signalling the beginning of a disco/Italo-inspired selection of hip shakers. This yields effortlessly to the bubbling atmospheric techno of Cid Inc.’s “Response” – pitched down to allow its intricacies to breathe more – with a little bugged-out-ness coming in the form of Digitaria’s mind-bending “Little Boy.” The Autotune Remix of Toby Dreher & Dirty Paul’s “A Try” adds some melodic tension and drama to the mix as it builds towards its conclusion in Deetron’s fizzling, stadium-sized rework of Huxley’s “I Want You.”

Anderson Noise’s “UFO” and Stacey’s own “Save Ourselves” get things off to a glitchy start on Disc 2, the latter bringing thumping broken beat bass tribalism to the table before another Pullen production, “I’m Coming,” sets the solid groove in motion. Peter Gibney’s twanging “Fine Lines” continues the hazy, tripped-out feel before segueing smoothly into the epic riff-fuelled tech of E Dancer’s rousing “Foundation” (a nod to Stacey’s roots in techno) and then Kevin Over’s sorrowful yet weighty “2002.” The wonky minimalism of Hoitio’s “Modern Kush” takes the mix back to a more playful mood, the ethereal funk of Alex B’s “Discordant” following in hot pursuit. Next we move into afro-house cut-ups from Jad & The Ladyboy and Oscar P – a world away from the beginning of the mix – before Osunlade’s loose and funky jam “Schvanna” drops the pace. Pullen rounds off the compilation in with some softer sounds, the warm analogue feel of Tom Ellis & Caroline Mulcahy’s “Off On A Tangent” and the old school breaks and delicate melody of Fake Blood’s “Music Box” drawing the mix to a close.

taMe – Karma EP

London based DJ and production duo, Philipp Ort and Scott D’Souza, jointly known as taMe are back again with another remarkable project by the name of ‘Karma EP’. A three-track collection, including a set of Techno wonders, Karma EP is now available on Beatport and is seeking to add more success for the avant-garde tandem.

Having put their signature on powerful projects such as: ‘Skin & Bone’, ‘Seam Unique’, ‘Musique Electronique EP’, ‘I Want You’, and ‘You OK? EP’, their latest effort ‘Karma EP’ is their sixth release which will be adding weight to their already rich resume. Aside from such top-notch originals, along the years, taMe have also landed some high profile jobs, working and remixing the likes of: Thomas Gandey, Pete Gooding, Coni Soddemann, Andi Rivera, Robert Owens, Colin Dale, Take Me Home and Paris XY amongst others. Their unique Techno infused musical vision has also piled up numerous supporters and is putting them in the spotlight as one of the fastest moving acts in the electronic music realm.

Their newest creation, ‘Karma EP’, which holds three highly original tracks by the name of: ‘Yah’, ‘Positive Vibes’ and ‘Sonix’, has already gained some notable early support, getting a thumbs up from the likes of: Carl Craig, Claude Von Stroke, Stacey Pullen, Colin Dale, Joseph Capriati and Paco Osuna. Starting off the EP is ‘Yah’, offering some harsher tones and a groovy beat which is sure to get dance –floors filled up. On the other hand ‘Positive Vibes’ is characterised by deeper sounds and intricate percussive patterns, adding a tribal feel to this project. Last but not least is ‘Sonix’, closing off the EP with its Tech House inspired flavours and captivating melodies. All three tracks offer a distinctive taste which contributes to ‘Karma EP’s larger vision.

taMe’s freshest release ‘Karma EP’ is now out on the duo’s own label taMe Music. Home to all of their other releases, taMe Music is becoming a trendsetter within the Techno, Deep and House genres. Since the label was founded in 2012 it has managed to gain some remarkable support from heavyweight names within the Dance music community such as: Bushwacka, Stacey Pullen, DJ Sneak, Paco Osuna, Alex Costa, Davide Squillace, Roger Sanchez, Tom Novy, Ralph Lawson, Robert Owens, Slam, SiS, Marco Carola, Miguel Garji, DJ Ralf, Yaya, Terry Francis, Tom Budden, Richard Dinsdale, Amin Edge & Dance, Animal Trainer, Chris Fortier, Colin Dale, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica Radio, DJ Mag UK, DJ Mag Spain and many more. Such impressive projects are certainly putting taMe and their label in the limelight and one could only expect much more yet to come in the months ahead.

Joris Voorn + Nic Fanciulli present La Familia

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Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli Present

LA FAMILIA

The duo will bring their brand-new concept to Ibiza for an eight-date, exclusive b2b residency at Ushuaia, Ibiza.

International house figurehead Nic Fanciulli, and master of the groove Joris Voorn, have unveiled plans for their new project La Familia – a brand new party concept to grace the White Isle. Nic and Joris will be joined by a host of friends and contemporaries across an eight-date residency at premier party venue Ushuaïa, Ibiza. Not only will La Familia offer the only chance to see these sonic heavy-weights go back-to-back on the island, but will also showcase some of the most exciting talents in electronic music from across the globe, with the likes of Matthias Tanzmann, DJ Ralph, Kölsch, BrEaCH, Andrea Oliva, Ilario Alicante, Ben Pearce and Stacey Pullen amongst those already announced for the first four dates and a further announcement scheduled for June 9th revealing the full lineup for the eight-date residency.

Breaking into its third season, Ushuaia has become synonymous with daytime entertainment, spectacular parties and unrivalled DJ sets. As founders and leaders of two of dance music’s most respected independent record labels, Saved and Rejected, Nic and Joris bring their combined wealth of knowledge and love for the island to present a party that will unite the hefty extended families of these two exceptional music institutions. Teaming up with Ushuaïa’s infamous Saturday institution ANTS for their first four dates, La Familia will step out on their own to take over Sundays at Ushuaïa for the final four dates and season culmination.

LINEUPS AND DATES:
21/06
Ants presents La Familia
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
Andrea Oliva
Kölsch
Breach
Hector
19/07
Ants presents La Familia
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
Matthias Tanzmann
Uner
Yousef
Second City
16/08
Ants presents La Familia
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
DJ Ralph
LEON
Alex Neri
Ilario Alicante
30/08
Ants presents La Familia
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
Timo Maas
Stacey Pullen
Ben Pearce
Alex Tepper
07/09
LA FAMILIA
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
+ More TBA
14/09
LA FAMILIA
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
+ More TBA
21/09
LA FAMILIA
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
+ More TBA
28/09
LA FAMILIA
Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli
+ More TBA
Line-ups for the final four dates will be revealed on Monday 9th June.
For all press requests, please contact freya@listen-up.biz / +44207 2530089
Ticket Link: bit.ly/1n5RZHl
Find out more at www.lafamiliaofficial.com / www.facebook.com/official.lafamilia /
bit.ly/LaFamilia_Video_Teaser
See more on Nic Fanciulli here:
www.nicfanciulli.com
www.facebook.com/nicfanciulli
Defected presents NIC FANCIULLI IN THE HOUSE is out on 07 July 2014.
See more on Joris Voorn here:
www.jorisvoorn.com
www.facebook.com/jorisvoorndj
Joris Voorn’s next single ‘A House’ featuring vocals from Kid A will be released on
Green on 23 June 2014.

Stacey Pullen – Essential Mix – 20/08/2011


August 20, 2011 – Stacey Pullen – Essential Mix – Tracklisting/Playlist
[00:00] 01. Essential Mix – Intro (02:12)
[02:12] 02. ID – Techno Logic (01:26)
[03:37] 03. Ds and Cs feat. Meeshel – Trouble (07:18)
[10:55] 04. Mirko Loko – Eclair De Lune (07:10)
[18:06] 05. Martin Buttrich – Magic Market (05:35)
[23:41] 06. Mirko Loko vs. Stacey Pullen – Formulaic Mode (07:20)
[31:01] 07. Mohrr – 2nd Track (05:38)
[36:39] 08. Ovi M & Iron Mike – Speaking In Tongues (Nathan Barato More Of A Tool Remix) (06:10)
[42:49] 09. Stacey Pullen – Get Up (Dub Mix) (07:09)
[49:58] 10. Gek – Sad And Beautiful World (06:42)
[56:40] 11. Antonio Piacquadio – Hold Up (Radio Slave Remix) (07:21)
[64:02] 12. Santos – Primitive Cannible (Stacey Pullen Remix) (05:22)
[69:24] 13. &Me – Clamb (06:56)
[76:20] 14. Cristiano Casiraghi – Tanz Musik Fest (Sotisfaction Remix) (06:01)
[82:22] 15. Primarie & Groove Soundsystem – Underground Baby (06:08)
[88:30] 16. Luca Donzelli – Noche Recreativa (05:46)
[94:16] 17. Curves – Masomenos (06:46)
[101:03] 18. Ramiro Lopez – Filgud (06:55)
[107:57] 19. The Sushi Club – Flunauticus (Johnny D Remix) (05:53)
[113:50] 20. Fred Hush – Mystery Land (Dimitri Andreas Remix) (05:32)
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