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Balance Selections Podcast

English, Music, 1 season, 293 episodes, 1 day, 18 minutes
Iconic electronic music imprint & compilation series
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Balance Selections 279: Pole Folder

The old adage "they don't make them like they used to" might seem trite; however, it certainly applies to Belgian producer Pole Folder. During the 2000s, his knack for delivering epic and soaring productions that immersed you into a world of narrative was unparalleled. Listen to the amazing "Apollo Vibes" (alongside CP); it is intricate yet feels huge, unfolding its themes with the confidence of a master magician. All that craft ensured his music being featured on prominent US TV shows (Nip/Tuck, CSI) and movies (2002’s "Stark Raving Mad"). Today, Pole Folder is still acknowledged as a versatile performer who continues to tour globally, bringing his intricate studio creations to life with live vocals and various instruments he has mastered since childhood. For more of his work, check out his Reworck label, which features a deep discography. Here, the veteran does not disappoint. Featuring tracks from Fort Romeau, Marsh, Rodriguez Jr., and, of course, Pole Folder himself, this is a deep, 2-hour progressive excursion filled with many emotional vocal cuts and introspective moments. @pole-folder
4/19/20242 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 278: Just Her

A Just Her set blends electronica, house, and deep techno, imbued with an emotional touch designed to capture both the feet and heart of her audience. This skill was honed through a journey from buying vinyl with paper route earnings to becoming a distinguished DJ, producer, songwriter, and label owner (Constant Circles). It's an aspring story, one that's led Just Her to a notable discography on labels including Anjunadeep, Crosstown Rebels, Global Underground and, lest we forget, Balance Music.  Yet, the Just Her goal transcends mere success: she aspires to infuse the industry with kindness and compassion. We daresay she's succeeeding; that energy is evident in this excellent session. Across 90 minutes you’ll find a heady but joyful mix of contemporary house (Logic1000, Byron the Aquarius), UK garage-breaks (Beatune, Lili Chan) and progressive-tinged deep techno (Nakadia, Sasha), all stitched together with exquisite vocal cuts from, of course, Just Her.
4/12/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 5 seconds
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Balance Selections 277: SAQIB

From the opening track of this mix, you know you're in for a ride. ’Dance Dance’ is an edit of an old Bollywood classic SAQIB made with Haider Uppal. Its the lush groove sets the tone for a 90-minute dance of deep-fried disco that flirts with main room prog in the most analogue way.

 Hailing from Pakistan, the now Brooklyn-based DJ is an ardent student of music, an arc that includes playing heavy metal bands in Lahore on the way to studying electronic music production in New York (Rutgers University, Point Blank Music).

 Today, he's signed to labels including Flying Circus and Sol Selectas alongside DJ bookings at Electric Zoo, Cityfox and The Brooklyn Mirage. Upcoming shows include supporting BLOND:ISH at Industry City in NY, which follows his recent Nino Torres remix on his own Beat in Time imprint. All signs, of course, that arc is still rising. Featuring tracks from Maceo Plex, Nick Curly, Piemont, Rigopolar, and more, this is a lively adventure into SAQIB’s splendid yet slightly psychedelic world. @saqibmalik
4/5/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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Essential Progressive Breaks mixed by Danny Bonnici || Balance Music

Around the turn of the millennium, Danny Bonnici, as part of Nubreed, was at the forefront of an emerging sound known as progressive breaks—a golden era in electronic music. Celebrating that, he has curated a 2-hour mix featuring tracks from Luke Chable, Nubreed, Sasha, Andy Page, and more. Click link above for tracklist and our Top 5 Essential Progressive Breaks interview with Danny. @dannybonnici
4/3/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 52 seconds
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Balance Selections 276: Peter Makto

Hailing from Hungary, Peter Makto has been involved with dance music for over twenty years. His self-described rebellious spirit deeply resonates with the creative freedom that electronic music offers. It serves as a conduit for his self-expression, and as hinted in his Balance Q+A, it’s an approach he ties to a deeply spiritual foundation: “I believe in fate and in the laws of the universe always prevailing.” This is the energy he injects into Truesounds Music and Zenebona Records, two record labels focusing on deep, organic dance music. These labels go hand-in-hand with his releases on labels like The Soundgarden and Einmusika, with many more on the horizon. For this 90-minute Balance mix, Peter lays out 16 tracks guaranteed to stimulate states of inspiration and physical movement.
3/29/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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Balance Selections 275: Elliot Moriarty

Elliot Moriarty has been enamored with dance music from a very young age, gradually transitioning from DJing at local parties to global events like ADE. Undoubtedly, much of his rise can be attributed to his breezy productions on labels like The Soundgarden. Consider the 2023 release "By My Side” (Songuara), which reached number 1 on the Beatport Organic House chart. It's a light and effervescent tune, brimming with optimism. That energy is also bristling in ‘Balance’, a track he produced exclusively for this Balance Selections mix. And with the troubling times we find ourselves in, his unabashed cheerfulness is a breath of fresh air. Featuring tracks from the likes of Guy J and Juan Deminicis, this is a deep yet sanguine selection that hooks you in from the start.
3/15/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 274: Soul Button

From his base in Berlin, Soul Button has made a notable impact on the global scene. As the mastermind behind labels like Steyoyoke, Steyoyoke Black, and Inner Symphony, he is on the forefront of delivering high-end and thoughtful dance music. Adding an emotive quality to his work he calls Ethereal Techno, his production skills are well-regarded too. Moreover, when you take into account his online presence, which ranges from Steyoyoke TV to his Steyoyoke podcast, both mediums showing the best contemporary progressive has to offer, it’s easy to see why Soul Button's international recognition solidifies him as one of the global scene’s most trusted voices. And as shown on this Balance Selections mix, that label is highly deserved.
3/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 273: Circulation

In 1998 the first of a highly renowned series of colour-coded vinyl singles appeared in record stores: Orange. Green. Blue. A new production duo were born, Circulation, and they delivered a sound uniquely theirs. Check the past releases on labels from Hooj Choons to End Recordings; an amalgamation of deep tech and moody hypnotic house, it’s a sound that doesn't fit into any neat categorisation. They continued their chromatically named ways until 2005 when the duo parted. Now, Paul Davis fly the Circulation flag solo, regularly releasing on labels from Bedrock to Selador. As showcased on this Balance Selections mix, his take on dance music is still as cerebral and mood-inflected as it was 20 years ago.
2/23/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 51 seconds
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GMJ & Matter - Skyline Depth [PREVIEW]

GMJ & Matter require little introduction to the progressive house community. The Australians return to Balance Music with their 'Helioflow' EP. Imagine sitting on the edge of a high-rise building, with your legs dangling into the open air—that's the adventure awaiting you in 'Skyline Depth.'
2/15/20244 minutes, 1 second
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GMJ & Matter - Helioflow [PREVIEW]

GMJ & Matter require little introduction to the progressive house community. The Australians return to Balance Music with their 'Helioflow' EP. The title track 'Helioflow' emerges as a glorious and modern gem.
2/15/20244 minutes
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Balance Selections 272: Hyunji-A

For more info: @hyunji-a Hyunji-A, or Hyunji Lee, is a Korean-Canadian music producer, DJ, and actress based in Montreal. Classically trained on the piano since the age of 4, she has developed an innate desire and passion for creating music. She gravitates towards crafting emotional and cinematic journeys aimed at evoking a profound experience and personal reflection. Since her first release in 2020, she’s been featured on labels such as Mango Alley, onedotsixtwo, Tales of Romance, Sounds of Khemit, and more. Her music has gotten constant support from DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo and Eelke Kleijn, and she has had frequent performances at esteemed clubs and festivals such as Stereo, Piknic Electronik, Igloofest, and more.
2/2/20241 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Balance Selections 271: Different Ray

For more info: @DifferentRay Different Ray, an enigmatic artist with a mission to spread joy and euphoria through his music, made his debut in early 2018 and quickly ascended to prominence within the Deep House genre. In just a few short years, Different Ray released on some of the world's most renowned labels such as Hoomidaas, The Soundgarden, Art Vibes Music, Nie Wieder Schlafen, Dream Culture, Everything Will Be Ok, Loot Recordings, Mirrors and Sound Avenue and a lot more. In 2021 he triumphed in a remix competition for Nils Hoffmann's debut album on the esteemed Get Physical sub-label, Poesie Musik. Given all that, it's no surprise that his tracks earned him numerous Beatport chart-topping positions. With support from an array of influential artists ranging from Armen Miran to Eelke Kleijn, the future is indeed looking bright for the Tunisian-born artist.
1/19/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 270: Mitch Oliver

For more info: @mitch_oliver Montreal's Mitch Oliver, a trailblazer in the East Coast melodic wave, isn't just a DJ/Producer and Sound Engineer, he's a musical missionary, spreading positive vibes and uniting people through his art. Signed to prestigious labels like Kindisch, TrybesOf, Hoomidas, and XYZ, Mitch's deep, emotive rhythms have earned him acclaim and support from icons like Lee Burridge, and Hernan Cattaneo.
1/7/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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Balance Selections 269: Emi Galvan

For more info: @emigalvan Born in Argentina, Emi Galvan’s story is a journey through the vibrant landscape of electronic music. Influenced by legendary bands like the Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, and Groove Armada, he has evolved from his early days as a guitar player and singer in rock bands to become a celebrated DJ and producer in the electronic music scene. His acclaimed works, released on labels such as Sudbeat, The Soundgarden, and Balance, along with his renowned remix of Massive Attack’s ‘Girl I Love You’, have earned him global recognition. Recent releases like ‘Samsara’ and ‘Stay High’ continue to showcase his evolving artistic flair, confirming his reputation as a top talent and with sustained DJ support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Eelke Kleijn, Guy J, and Above & Beyond, just to name a few. With each performance, from his homeland to international venues, Emi Galvan spreads a unique energy, solidifying his status as a dynamic and influential figure in electronic music.
12/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 268: Marsh

For more info: @marshmusician Some artists exude total and unapologetic passion for their craft. Full immersion, absolute dedication and complete commitment; a calling much more than a career, a love much more than a labour, the realisation of a lifelong ambition. An ambition like Tom Marshall’s. A fan favourite on the roster of renowned UK label Anjunadeep and one of the breakout stars of the melodic house scene, Marsh has sculpted a distinctly warm, emotional sound since he first emerged in the mid-2010s. Inspired by his teenage love of the emotionally rich, early 2000s trance sound and the musicality of crossover drum & bass acts like Pendulum, he’s distilled these disparate influences into a captivating and soulful signature style.
12/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Balance Selections 267: Fede Pals

For more info: @fede-pals Raised in the historic city of Buenos Aires, Fede Pals is a DJ and producer currently based in Europe. Fede has been honing his DJ skills for several years, not only in his hometown but also in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. His mixes defy genre boundaries, seamlessly transitioning between downtempo, electronica, deep house, organic house, and progressive.
11/26/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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Balance Selections 266: Oliver & Tom

For more info: @oliverandtom "Music transcends us all," that's what Oliver & Tom, composed by Andrés Martynowicz and Mauricio Infiesta, is all about. This duo’s symbiosis originated in their childhood. Growing up together, they shared diverse musical experiences in rock and pop bands, where Andrés excelled in the electric guitar and Mauricio in the acoustic drums. A few years later, both continued their studies but now choosing the piano and synthesizer as their main instruments of production and giving rise to the creation of the electronic music group Oliver & Tom.
11/22/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Balance Selections 265: Eichenbaum

For more info: @eichenbaumofficial Andres Eichenbaum aka Eichenbaum is an electronic music artist born in 1989 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since his early years of life, he was exposed to different music genres that a big city offers, leading into his own journey through electronic music, with Progressive House being the main driving force.
11/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Henry Saiz - Balance 032 (PART 2) [PREVIEW]

For more info: @henry-saiz Created over the span of two years, Balance 032 marks a creative high point in the career of Madrid-based artist Henry Saiz, and this marks his third appearance for the hallowed compilation series. Spread over an expansive three discs, it has given him the space to curate a truly stunning odyssey of creative expression, one influenced by everything from AI to his recent ADHD diagnosis. As ever, he has gone above and beyond to ensure that the mix is crammed full of exclusive, unreleased material, with nearly 75% of the music included, both from himself, and many of his favourite producers and collaborators, from unknowns through to household names like Röyksopp.
11/17/202334 minutes, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 264: VONDA7

For more info: @vonda7 DJ, producer, and label owner, Polish born VONDA7 is a true musical explorer – not afraid to take risks, where she has built a glowing reputation based on bold moves and crossing over genres. VONDA7 grew up on hip-hop and R’n’B, soon discovering French house and techno. During time spent in the UK she soaked up garage and Caribbean sounds, and later dived head-first into disco in Amsterdam. She draws on all that when turning out multifaceted tracks, from Euphoric techno bangers, high tempo disco reworks, to heartbroken and acid-laced downtempo pop – she’s done it all.
10/28/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Henry Saiz & Imalgi - Kickboxer [PREMIERE]

Henry Saiz & Imalgi - Kickboxer [PREMIERE] by Balance Music
10/13/20236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 263: Kamilo Sanclemente

For more info: @kamilosanclemente Kamilo Sanclemente is a very talented and prolific electronic music producer/DJ based in Cali, Colombia. His unique progressive house sound has gained worldwide recognition.
9/26/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 57 seconds
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Balance Selections 262: Lost Desert @lostdesertmusic Lost Desert is a frequent collaborator with Lee Burridge and All Day I Dream, as well as running his own Souksonic label.
9/17/20232 hours, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 261: D-Sens

For more info: @bus-records Matthieu Delepau is an electronic music producer evolving across many artistic projects. Humble, passionate and actively part of the underground electronic scene for decades. D-sens is main musical project and DJ moniker, spread on stage a wide spectrum of deep progressive and technoid hypnotic beats blended with lots of love, warm energies, smiles and a little bit of acid twist. Hailing from the 90ʼs Electronic French scene, Matt is now a Melbourne local by heart.
9/1/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 260 - Ruben Karapetyan

For more info: @ruben-karapetyan Ruben Karapetyan is a proud Armenian born in Yerevan & raised in LA, California. A veteran DJ who got his first pair of decks 3 decades back, he has been influenced by the '90s rave movement, as well as top notch pioneers of the Electronic Music industry such as Sasha, John Digweed, and Nick Warren amongst others. Ruben is now definitely considered as one of the heavy hitters in the Progressive House community worldwide.
8/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 259: Shlomi Aber

For more info: @shlomiaber Shlomi Aber, DJ and Producer since 1994, the owner of the well respected 'Be As One' Imprint. Born and raised in Israel, Shlomi’s personal approach, married with years of production experience and as a DJ, takes influence from Jazz, Funk, Minimal, Acid, and in particular the old Techno movement. Aber has created some of the most recognisable and Highlighted underground dance music tracks of the modern times for the world’s most prestigious labels on his ever-expanding CV, which include Cocoon, Ovum, R&S, Nonplus +, Figure, Renaissance, and his own 'Be As One' Imprint, one of the most established and leading labels of the underground dance music scene, with its broad range of quality and forward - thinking underground house and techno.
8/7/20231 hour, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 258: Forty Cats

For more info: @fortycats Forty Cats, also known as Christina Gavrilova, is a talented artist from Russia who's tracks have garnered impressive support on the world stage over the past several years. With successful international gigs as a DJ under her belt and a continuous stream of original tracks and remixes being released on quality labels such Sudbeat, Mango Alley, Manual Music, and Kindisch, Forty Cats has established herself as an artist to watch.
7/31/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 6 seconds
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Balance Selections 257: Jody Barr

For more info: @jodybarrmusic Jody Barr is a name you’ll no doubt find familiar. Whether through his music electrifying the dance floor in a Sasha or Laurent Garnier set, through the airwaves via George Fitzgerald on Radio 1, or at one of his own gigs at the likes of fabric’s Room 1, Space Ibiza, Bunker in Derry; the Welsh producer has already carved his mark deep into the musical landscape.
7/24/20231 hour, 4 seconds
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Balance Selections 256: Satoshi Fumi

For more info: @satoshi-fumi Influenced by the 90's Detroit, Chicago and New York house/Techno scenes Tokyo native Satoshi Fumi has managed to create his own unique style over the years by providing the world with a variety of electronic music styles.
7/15/20231 hour, 15 seconds
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Balance Selections 255: Simina Grigoriu

For more info: @simina-grigoriu Romanian-born, Toronto-bred Simina Grigoriu has been steadily racking up a plethora of accolades during her esteemed decade-long career. Starting off as a DJ, she quickly made the transition as a producer and kicked off her own label Kuukou; a home for techno forward productions where she calls all the shots. In this time she’s also transplanted to Berlin, a place she now calls home and the major source of her creative inspiration, a source as diverse as her influences.
7/10/20231 hour, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 254: Rich Curtis

For more info: @rich-curtis It’s through Rich Curtis' unique designs and creations that we learn the true meaning of emotional electronic music - giving back to the traditional clarity of the genres of House and Techno by delicately pushing the long-established boundaries. A stimulating and driving persona and output that is recognised as one of Australia’s top electronic music exports.
6/30/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 253: Juliane Wolf

For more info: @julianewolfmusic Whether it's Fusion Festival, Berlin's Ritter Butzke, Sisyphos, Kater Blau, or Amsterdam Dance Event, these performances have taken DJ, music producer, and label owner Juliane Wolf to many places. She has shared stages with the likes of Guy J, Marc Romboy, Andreas Henneberg, Joris Delacroix, Darin Epsilon, and many more.
6/23/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 57 seconds
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Balance Selections 252: Anton Tumas

For more info: @antontumas A driving force in the Southern California underground, Anton Tumas is known for his impeccable, genre spanning DJ sets, his flawlessly executed parties in previously uncharted locations, and Subtract, his cutting edge record label. He has played alongside Hernán Cattáneo, DJ Tennis, and Danny Howells, on Burning Man's Mayan Warrior, and Robot Heart, as well as Lightning in a Bottle, Desert Hearts, and Further Future festivals, each time enhancing the reputation of his ability to play sets perfectly suited to the vibe of the party.
6/18/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Balance Selections 251: Gabriel I

For more info: @gabrieli Over the years, Gabriel I has become one of the most in demand and leading representatives of Mexican electronic music culture around the world. This recognition has made him appear on the radar of electronic music connoisseurs worldwide, getting wide reception to his DJ gigs due to his attention to detail and dedication to his craft.
6/9/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 250: Tonaco

For more info: @tonacomusic The young and talented Brazilian DJ & producer Tonaco, presents his musical style floating between Melodic Techno and Progressive House.
6/5/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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Balance Selections 249: Madben

For more info: @madben Considered by Trax Mag to be techno's last hope, Madben has set fire to the top dance floors throughout France and Europe, including Berghain (DE), Awakenings (NL), Kilometre25 (FR), Berns (SWE), and Printworks (UK) to name but a few...
5/26/20231 hour, 54 seconds
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Balance Selections 248 - Ditian

For more info: @ditian Avant-garde producer, and eclectic DJ Ditian, captured the global scene with several releases on Innervisions, including music on Secret Weapons, Transmoderna, and Compilations, showing the extensive support from Âme and Dixon.
5/21/20231 hour, 38 seconds
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Balance Selections 247: Charles Oliver

For more info: @charlesolivermusic Through the incorporation of heavy industrial beats, glitchy abstract percussion, laced with evocative melodies; Charles Oliver's eclectic style and dynamic production continues to turn heads from artists such as Jon Hopkins, Max Cooper, HAAi, Rebūke, Laurent Garnier, and more.
5/14/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 39 seconds
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Balance Selections 246: Liam Sieker

For more info: @liam-sieker Liam Sieker's music has received great support from many of the scenes leading DJ's, lighting up dancefloors worldwide with his unique and mature approach to performing, whether it be as a DJ or playing a live set.
5/8/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 245: Ricky Ryan

For more info: @rickyryan Ricky Ryan's sounds is distinguished by a broad variety of musical styles, from beautiful warm House and deep Techno to driving dance floor anthems, always guiding the listener through a spiritual soundscape by his silky smooth mixing and impeccable programming.
5/3/202359 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 244: Depth Institute

For more info: @zerotolerancerecordings Depth Institute is a collaboration between Stuart Mckeown, Darius Bassiray, and Gab Oliver. The trio bonded over a mutual love for moody and hypnotic Progressive House & Breaks as well as re-launching the much loved Melbourne label Zero Tolerance.
4/21/20232 hours, 54 minutes, 38 seconds
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Balance Selections 243: Kate Stein

For more info: @katesteinnyc A nascent purveyor of house and cutting-edge disko in all its forms, Australian born DJ/producer and visual artist Kate Stein is grooving her way into the good graces of underground circles everywhere with an experiential sound that's all her own.
4/14/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 23 seconds
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Balance Selections 242: NOLAN

For more info: @n-lan Drawing on a vast array of influences from Disco to House, Funk to Breaks & Dub to Techno, NOLAN remains a forward thinking & innovative producer & DJ. His studio prowess has landed him record deals with some of the most respected & influential labels around the world including Mobilee, Bedrock, Circus Recordings, Stil vor Talent, Renaissance, & Get Physical.
4/8/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 26 seconds
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Balance Selections 241: Cream

Fore more info: @creamdj Cream, also known as Krzysztof Kupczakiewicz, was born in Krakow, and currently lives in Jaroslaw. During the period of 20 years that Cream spent in Jaroslaw, playing in almost all of it's clubs, and working simultaneously as a sound engineer, has led him to be one of the most celebrated DJs in Poland.
3/31/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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Balance Selections 240: Luke Brancaccio

For more info: @lukebrancacciodj Luke Brancaccio is a DJ and producer of global experience and escalating renown. His musical evolution has lead him from frontman of the British band Suicide Sports Club and the chart-topping production partnership of Brancaccio & Aisher to headlining international events and featuring on the cover of DJ Magazine. A perennial of Bedrock, with whom he has had more releases than any other artist, he has also signed with Circus, Selador, Crosstown Rebels, Lost & Found, Mobilee, Sudbeat, and his cutting-edge tracks have swept the charts, generating several number ones. Widespread critical acclaim has lead to collaborations with Nick Muir and John Digweed.
3/24/20232 hours, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 239 - Lexicon Avenue

For more info: @ceejay1 Lexicon Avenue, originally featured the DJ and production team made up of Scott Bradford, Mark Armstrong, and Chris Scott. The trio have been keeping the North of England's clubbers moving for over two decades with their close involvement with the legendary Shindig club night, the Newcastle based team also spin the world over and produce tracks and remixes for a multitude of labels. Including Scott's Forensic label which was founded in 1997 and has been going from strength to strength since the first Lexicon Avenue release, 'Hear I Am'. How many record producer / DJs can be found today that have made some of the most respected, quality and upfront house music in the world for 28 years? Growing in the scene with a passion as fresh today as it was at the start? If you’re going to make a list then Chris Scott would have to be on it. His productions and remixes have featured on many of the best, and most revered major and independent labels in the world.
3/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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Balance Selections 238: Garance

For more info: @djgarance Mixing a unique blend of melodic and progressive house, Garance quickly found her distinctive music signed to a plethora of high-profile imprints that include Einmusika, Beatfreak Recordings, Tulipa Recordings, along with the 3-track EP ‘Extatique’ on Balance Music in collaboration with the iconic Jamie Stevens.
3/10/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Balance Selections 237: Wolf Ear & Fassbender

For more info: @wolfearandfassbender Wolf Ear & Fassbender are a duo comprised of indigenous artist Bryan Wolf Ear and German Torsten Fassbender. Both based out of thriving cities for underground electronic music, Montréal for Wolf Ear and Berlin for Fassbender, they aspire to blur the borders between melodic and progressive house, delivering gems ready to inflame any dancefloor, whether that be in a dark sweaty room or on a festival’s stage.
3/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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Balance Selections 236: Paige

For more info: @realdjpaige Paige's artistic evolution in the electronic scene is one fueled by passion, purpose, and desire. With numerous releases and collaborations under his belt, the Tulum-based (New York native) artist continues to elevate his sound, on highly-respected DJ imprints such as Purified, REALM, and Odd One Out. His recurring teamwork with fellow producer and friend, Nihil Young, has revealed a unique force to be reckoned with, bound by ultra-creative sound design and emotional melodies that are impossible to anticipate. Blurring lines of deep house and melodic techno, the ethos of Paige’s sound has ultimately secured him as a guest DJ on Sirius XM Chill, where he revitalises airwaves on a monthly basis across the US and Canada.
2/24/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 235: Nick Berry

For more info: @nickberrry It was an infatuation with electronic music from a young age that sparked the beginning of Nick Berry’s DJ career in the Sydney scene back in 2014. Since then, Berry has made a name for himself through his acute deviation from what is expected, playing uniquely melodic music punctuated by an eclectic mix of deep house and techno - influenced by the 90’s rave and progressive trance era. Fast forward to present day and Nick Berry has shared lineups with DJ Koze, Oliver Koletzki, Andhim, and Gerd Janson to name a few.
2/17/20233 hours, 45 minutes, 16 seconds
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Balance Selections 234: Sinca

For more info: @sincaofficial Sinca is a Montreal-based artist with a deftly-crafted dance-floor sound, fusing hypnotic grooves, powerful baselines and lush, uplifting synth-work. The fast emerging DJ and Producer is a dedicated proponent of the city’s thriving underground, rising through the ranks to garner support from tastemakers across the globe, with releases on Anjunadeep, and XYZ.
2/10/20231 hour, 57 seconds
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Balance Selections 233: Hicky & Kalo

For more info: @hickykalo Hicky & Kalo are a DJ and Producer duo born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Both classical musically trained and both having a diploma in electronic music at the University Of Montreal, they have gone on to craft a stellar reputation for their inimitable edge, commitment to the scene and penchant for deep melodic grooves. The young pair, resident of the famous (((Stereo Montreal))) club and founders of budding imprint records label Plaisirs Sonores Records are now firmly placed among the vanguard in dictating the new sound of the underground melodic scene worldwide.
2/3/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
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Balance Selections 232: Dowden

For more info: @dowdenmusic Praised for diversity in his DJ'ing and musical writing, Dowden presents a deep, yet charging energy, full of Melodic atmosphere. Ranging from high octane gritty Progressive, to enchanting Deep House hymns, all with a subtle tone of darkness and mystery.
1/20/20232 hours, 9 seconds
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Balance Selections 231 - Julian Wassermann

For more info: @julianwassermann The Munich based producer Julian Wassermann is currently one of the most respected within melodic house and deep techno.
1/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Balance Selections 230: Cinthie

For more info: @cinthie Berlin based DJ and producer, label owner of 803 Crystal Grooves, Beste Modus , Unison Wax, Beste Freunde, and we_r house, along with being a host at Fritz Radio, a record store owner of Elevate, and a proud parent, Cinthie has grown to become one of the most revered and respected figures in contemporary electronic music in recent years both in her hometown and across the globe.
12/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 229: Malandra Jr.

For more info: @malandra-jr Malandra Jr.'s wealth of classical music experience makes him able to shape electronic music with an incredible result of melody, harmony, rhythm, with shades of bucolic, tradition and innovation. His sophisticated productions are on labels such as Diynamic, R&S Records, Stil vor Talent, Atlant, and of course Tenax recordings.
12/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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Balance Selections 228: Andre Lodemann

For more info: @lodemann Berlin based André Lodemann has been a DJ for more than 20 years. In 2001 he started to produce music releasing 12-inches and remixes on Moods n Grooves, Simple Records, G-Stone, Room with a View, Z Records, Freerange, Buzzinfly, DFTD amongst others. His tunes ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘The Light’ became hugely popular with the worldwide underground DJ circuit. Other highlights include remixes for Tracey Thorn, Omar, Akabu, Phonique and Vakula to name a few. Citing his greatest influences as Masters at Work, Mateo and Matos, Kerri Chandler and François Kevorkian, Lodemann’s musical vision is to create atmosphere, arouse emotion and touch people musically.
12/9/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 227: Captain Mustache

For more info: @captainmustache Captain Mustache is a French music producer and DJ from Paris. Since 2020, he has releases on some of the greatest labels of the scene: Kompakt, Exploited, Mobilee, Permanent Vacation, Helena Hauff's Return To Disorder, and a full album on John Digweed's Bedrock Records, with a constant support some of the best DJ's in the world.
12/2/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Balance Selections 226: Simply City

For more info: @simply_city_music Chilean-born DJ/Producer SIMPLY CITY began his music career embedded in clubs and raves in his native city of Santiago under the alias Cesar “Bass” Romero. After developing a reputation as one of the most in-demand DJ’s in his home country, Cesar left Chile to begin touring across Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America in the pursuit of launching his DJ career.
11/25/20222 hours, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 225: Noiyse Project

For more info: @noiyseprojectofficial Sri Lankan artist NOIYSE PROJECT has long been touted as one of his country’s fastest rising progressive acts. Making his debut in 2018 he has since gone on to showcase his music on top labels such as SUDBEAT, The Soundgarden and on his own imprint Till the Sunrise records. Over the past few years he has released over 80 tracks across 40 + record labels with no signs of stopping.
11/18/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 224: Nōpi

For more info: @nopimusic Vlady Romanenko, otherwise known as Nōpi, has firmly cemented himself as an artist to watch with his dreamy melodies and quality production.
11/14/20221 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 223: Olga Misty

For more info: Olga Misty first discovered her love for electronic music during her later school days. A simple passion naturally evolved into the foundations for her journey into DJ'ing from 2008. Olga prefers emotional and heart touching music, with the rich & colourful tones of deeper progressive house at the core of her mixes & style.
10/28/20222 hours, 4 seconds
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Balance Selections 222: Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic

For more info: @michaelandlevan @stivenrivic Since first appearing together on the progressive house scene back in 2008 on their Mistique Music label, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic's productions have evolved immensely. Although still widely regarded for their signature sound, more than ever the trio explores a variety of stylistic blueprints, often cross pollinating genres with an effortless ease. Besting yourself with each successive outing is no easy task but Michael, Levan and Stiven seem to find a way to continually push the creative envelope and always looking to diversify portfolio.
10/14/202257 minutes, 49 seconds
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Balance Selections 221 - Sam Hopgood

For more info: @samhopgoodmusic Blurring the boundaries between melody, groove and sound design, Sam Hopgood’s music weaves through genres creating spellbinding and intricate worlds for the listener. For the last four years, Sam’s profile in the underground electronic music scene has been steadily on the rise. With a string of releases on some of the of the world’s most sought after labels like The Soundgarden, Perspectives Digital, and Particles, Sam’s music is supported by A-list DJs around the globe. And, as a DJ himself, Sam has been a regular in Melbourne’s dance scene supporting international and local acts. 2022 has seen Sam release music on labels such as Selador, Balance Music, Sprout, Laika Sounds, AH Digital, along with new productions on the horizon, the future is looking bright for this talented Australian artist...
9/30/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 220: DJ Ruby

For more info: @djruby DJ Ruby is one of the most prolific dance music artists that has loomed from the party island of Malta, amassing a worldwide fan base that follows him unconditionally. A devoted ambassador of the underground progressive house scene, mostly renowned for delivering flawless hypnotic journey sets with a solid groove and a positive party vibe wherever he performs.
9/23/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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Balance Selections 219: Made by Pete

For more info: @madebypete Born and raised in London UK, Made By Pete is an artist who can count mavens of the electronic music scene like Damian Lazarus, Sasha, and Kolsch as big fans of his sound. After confirming himself as one of the finest producers and DJ's around, he has seen his work snapped up by taste-making labels such as Crosstown Rebels, The Soundgarden, Rebirth and Radiant to name but a few.
9/9/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 218: Christopher Coe

For more info: @awesomesoundwave Currently touring Europe and just coming off the back of an 8 week live residency at DC-10 Ibiza, Christopher Coe has been delivering his sometimes blistering, sometimes deep and always innovative live sets to ever growing fans of live electronic music and, with shows coming up at Fabrik, Madrid, Toremolinos, Manchester, Leeds and in the mighty Ziggo Dome for Awakenings during ADE Coe is set to continue to grow his audience alongside his label partner Carl Cox and fellow label artists at ASW.
9/2/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 217: Habischman

For more info: @habischman Habischman likes to tell musical stories that bring back memories, whether real or imagined. To do so, the Iran born, London based artist draws on the beauty and blessings of life, the ups and downs of the every day, and puts them into his own cinematic soundtracks that encourage you to get lost in your own feelings.
8/26/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 216: juSt b

For more info: @just-b-4 As an accomplished DJ, radio show host, vocalist, producer, published writer, & promo label head, with no shortage of curveballs in her repertoire, juSt b has shared decks with some of the industry’s finest including Anjunadeep’s Martin Roth, Cubicolor, Sebastien Leger, Roy Rosenfeld, & Edu Imbernon, as well as Miss Melera, Tim Engelhardt, Sascha Braemer, BLANCAh, & the legendary Sasha & Digweed at Montreal’s Igloofest.
8/20/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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Balance Selections 215 - James Harcourt

For more info: @jamesharcourt UK producer borne out of the energetic UK club scene of the late 90's making contemporary electronic music for both dancefloor and mind. Now inspired by a love of characterful, classic synthesizers and the fusion of these machines with the seemingly limitless possibilities of modern production software to create memorable music that engenders a strong emotional response in a modern landscape of throwaway product and short-attention spans.
8/12/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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Balance Selections 214: Doppel

For more info: @doppelau Doppel is a healthy blend of organic beeps influenced in equal parts by the unique textures of life on the Australian east coast, the surging sunset to sunrise sounds of global house and techno as well as everything in between jazz, metal and hip hop to the blues.
7/15/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 54 seconds
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Balance Selections 213: Josh Wink

For more info: @joshwinkofficial Philadelphia born and based Josh Wink is one of the true pioneers of techno, house and allied styles - blurring the definitions. Taking trends, making trends and breaking trends, Josh Wink’s music has always experimented and influenced. The sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border between stylistic boundaries. His remix discography of over 25 years includes seminal artists such as Radiohead, Moby, Sting, Depeche Mode, Radioslave, and Dave Clarke, to name a few. Wink also runs his own label, Ovum Recordings, which is in its 28th year of existence.
7/8/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 212: Sarkis Mikael

For more info: @sarkis_mikael Sarkis Mikael is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ who creates eclectic electronic music. The Los Angeles based artist has taken crowds from across continents on journeys of physical abandon and inner discovery via his therapeutic, globally-influenced rhythms and melodies.
6/25/20222 hours, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 211: Weird Sounding Dude

For more info: @weirdsoundingdude Weird Sounding Dude is a Bangalore-based music producer/DJ. Drawing his influences from the likes of James Holden, Extrawelt, and Nathan Fake. Weird Sounding Dude's trademark chuggy grooves, squelchy rhythms, and winding melodies are sure to satisfy his listeners but there are always a few surprises along the way.
6/4/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Balance Selections 210: Nick Varon

For more info: @nick-varon Dedication, commitment, passion. These characteristics have defined Nick Varon since he started his journey into the world of electronic music...
5/27/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 54 seconds
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Balance Selections 209: Franky Wah

For more info: @frankywah A truly contemporary artist, Franky Wah’s music epitomises the exhilarating power of club culture. Born and raised in Yorkshire, in the north of England, Franky has an intuitive understanding of emotion, dance floor energy and catchy hooks culminating in a sound that resonates with both the underground and commercial ends of the dance music spectrum.
5/21/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 208: Zankee Gulati

For more info: @zankee-gulati From under warm Southern Hemisphere skies, Zankee Gulati is a rising star in the Australian electronic music scene. With his distinctive brand of underground house, and a dash of techno thrown in for good measure, the Sydney based artist continues to develop a growing fanbase comprised of fans and DJ glitterati alike.
5/15/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 37 seconds
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Balance Selections 207: Deetron

For more info: @deetron Deetron has remained a stalwart of contemporary house and techno for more than two decades.
5/8/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Balance Selections 206: Nila

For more info: @djnila Scottish-born, Nila now calls Auckland in New Zealand home. A DJ first and foremost, his break into the scene came back in the 90s in his hometown of Edinburgh playing radio shows and club gigs across the country.
4/30/20222 hours
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Balance Selections 205: Avidus

For more info: @avidus_ofc Within the last years, the two gentlemen behind Avidus, Marc Wolf and Fritz Wagner, have been able to build a reputation within the international music industry out of their hometown Kiel.
4/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 204: Graziano Raffa

For more info: @graziano-raffa A background consisting of a fusion of styles where the common thread is the true, unconditional, and consistent passion towards electronic music and its evolution. This is the foundation of the artistic career of Graziano Raffa, the Italian born DJ and Producer, and label manager of the Sudbeat imprint.
4/9/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 203: Joseph Ashworth

For more info: @josephashworthmusic For the last few years Joseph Ashworth has been crafting a unique sound within the realms of house and techno.
4/2/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 202: OLING

For more info: @olingofficial The 25-year-old from Sweden, has carved out an intriguing sonic and aesthetic niche with melodically infused house and techno.
3/18/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 201: Dense & Pika

For more info: @denseandpika Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJ's Alex Jones (Hypercolour label boss) and Chris Spero, better known to many by his Glimpse alias.
3/11/20221 hour, 31 seconds
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Balance Selections 200: Satoshi Tomiie

For more info: @satoshitomiie Satoshi Tomiie has been a pioneering and driving force within the global electronic music community since the early days of house music.
3/4/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 199: Miss Melera

For more info: @missmelera For the past decade, the Amsterdam based Miss Melera has been absorbing the essence behind traditional genres such as deep house, tech house and progressive techno, and twisting them into a melodic confection that is both fresh, timeless and completely her own.
2/25/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 198: Nigel Dawson

For more info: @nigel-dawson-548879887 Nigel Dawson is a DJ known for his definitive house sets varying from deeper and subtle music, to the full on progressive sound.
2/11/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 22 seconds
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Balance Selections 197: Thomas Schumacher

For more info: @thomas-schumacher Already in the electronic music scene for more than two decades, Thomas Schumacher is known for his genre defining and highly personal take on techno music.
2/4/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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Balance Selections 196: DAVI

For more info: @djdavi Growing up in Armenia, David Khanjian was deeply passionate about music during his childhood, but it wasn't until his move to Los Angeles that the magic truly began to unfold.
2/3/202258 minutes, 39 seconds
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Balance Selections 195 - Who Else

For more info: @whoelseofficial Paulo Malde, aka WHO ELSE is an Argentinian artist who is well known by Melodic Techno, Indie Dance, and Afro House music fans for his quality music output.
1/17/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 194: Anden

For more info: @weareanden Brothers Tom and Pete Cuppernull have spent the last decade applying their lifelong musicianship to their love of electronic music. Classically trained on the violin, cello, and trumpet, Anden's organic and warm productions have garnered cross-genre acclaim from Solomun, Above & Beyond, and Diplo, supporting their rise as New York City's breakout house and techno act.
1/12/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Balance Selections 193: Danny Bonnici

For more info: @dannybonnici Danny Bonnici is one of Australia’s most respected and dynamic electronic music producers and performers, renowned as a pioneer for his work...
12/24/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 192: Mariano Mellino

For more info: @marianomellino Born in Buenos Aires, a city that gave him his music experience, has seen him develop as a DJ and producer over the years, to become one of the leading artists in Argentina.
12/19/202156 minutes, 37 seconds
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Balance Selections 191: Kiz Pattison & The Stupid Experts

For more info: @kiz_pattison @stupidexperts On this special edition of Balance Selections, Kiz Pattison and The Stupid Experts combine to deliver 2 hours of quality electronic dance music...
12/12/20212 hours, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 190: Steve Parry

For more info: @steveparrydj Quite simply, Steve Parry is one of the unsung heroes of the UK’s electronic music scene. With over two decades of experience under his belt, he is without doubt one of the industry’s most respected figures, not to mention one of the World’s most underrated DJ's.
12/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Balance Selections 189: Greg Naïro

For more info: @gregnairo Greg Naïro is a Belgian producer, born and raised in Liège. He considers music as the mirror of his feelings, and whilst being 
versatile and elusive, he doesn't restrict himself to a unique musical universe. Since his childhood, he has been exploring various musical feelings according to his mood, leading him to start music production in 2009 as a beatmaker, and evolving into creating deeper house sounds by 2015. His influences are varied and surprising, and you can easily find references throughout his productions, which has led to labels such as Oleeva Records and Everything Will be OK having released his music. Gaining more and more attention over the recent years with his studio output, Greg Naïro has also showcased his talent during live performances, and you can discover his love for deep and organic sounds on his new EP for Dawn till Dusk...
11/27/20211 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Balance Selections 188: Gai Barone

For more info: @gai-barone An esteemed career stretching over a decade has seen Gai Barone become one of electronic music’s most sought after artists. The renowned musician and Italian native has long been one of the industry's most fascinating producers.
11/19/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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Balance Selections 187: Sasha Carassi

For more info: Italian talent Sasha Carassi, hailing from Napoli, is a DJ, producer and composer whose style spans eclectically across the electronic music landscape.
11/13/20211 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Balance Selections 186: Mr. C

For more info: International DJ, innovative producer, and founder of the Superfreq, Plink Plonk, and End Recordings imprints, Richard West aka Mr. C emerged as a pioneering force in the house music scene in 1987, and has continued to be instrumental in the dance music industry since its inception.
10/30/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 185: Folgar

For more info: Emiliano Folgar is an Argentinian DJ, producer, sound technician, and experienced music teacher. As a producer and DJ, he was part of the duo Interaxxis, which has seen him tour many different countries such as Holland, Spain and Israel, where he has shared the stage with artists like Hernán Cattaneo, Danny Howells, Nick Warren, Agents of Time, Guy Mantzur, Jeremy Olander, and Cid Inc. among others.
10/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 184: Ian Carpenter

For more info: Ian Carpenter is definitely one of Italy’s most exciting new artists, and after being chosen as the winner of Billboard Italia's Next contest, he has been a regular at some of the country’s biggest electronic music festivals such as Nameless, Movement Turin and Kappa Futur, where he has played alongside some of scene's biggest names.
10/9/202159 minutes, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 183: Steve Marx

For more info: @stevemarx Sydney’ born and bred, Steve Marx has mastered his craft as a DJ over the last 25 years, moving to London in the mid 90’s, he was influenced by the huge brands of the time, such as Renaissance, Slinky, and Ministry of Sound. He quickly became a trusted name alongside the greats such as Nick Warren, Sasha and Hernan Cattaneo, who till this day insist on him for support whenever they tour Australia. Now co-managing and A&R for the onedotsixtwo label, with his cohorts Tripswitch and Gustin, he has become a renowned tastemaker of the progressive scene.
9/17/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Balance Selections 182: Alfa State

For more info: @alfastate Music has the power to change; and is a way to communicate without judgement or bias.” These notions form the foundation of Alfa State’s creative process in the studio. Having established himself as a staple in the Canadian electronic music scene, the DJ & producer is making waves amongst the industries’ pioneers.
9/10/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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Balance Selections 181: Taglo

For more info: @taglo Having always had a strange allure to music, Taglo found himself drawn to soundscapes from an early age. His experience of growing up living all over the world exposed him to such a wide array of music across different cultures, and eventually, this led him to pursue a fascination for music into something more.
8/27/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 180: Enamour

For interview and tracklist: @enamourmusic Enamour has become a definitive name of the dance-floor, creating masterful soundscapes with no boundary of range: his productions infuse dreamy melodies of deep house, the potent power of progressive house and the smouldering, alluring momentum of dark techno.
8/20/20211 hour, 30 minutes
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Balance Selections 179: Rashid Ajami

For more info: A natural gift for a memorable vibe and a need to dance and make others dance best describes DJ/producer/musician Rashid Ajami’s music and sets; his talents cross artistic boundaries which include digital artworks, installations and cutting edge multi-media creations.
8/13/20211 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Balance Selections 178: Gadi Mitrani

For more info: @gadimitrani A long-time favourite in his native country, ​Gadi Mitrani​ has been representing the ​Turkish​ underground with esteem since first bursting onto the scene over 20 years ago.
8/6/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 19 seconds
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Balance Selection 177: Alex O'Rion

For more info: @alexorion Hailing from a long line of talented Dutch producers, Alex O'Rion has evolved into one of the most significant artists in the Electronic music scene.
7/30/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Balance Selections 176: Savvas

For more info: @savvas Chicago born, but now firmly ensconced in his adopted Greek homeland, Savvas Karabinos, has been involved in the dance music industry since the early 1990s. A renowned DJ and the host of numerous open-air parties, this talented artist has amassed over 200 production credits to his name since 2010, and has found his work valued by the finest modern underground imprints, which include labels like Anjunadeep, Magician on Duty, Particles, Dawn till Dusk, Hoomidaas and many more... All who continue to extol the virtues of this prolific producer…
7/22/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 175: Nicolas Rada

For more info: If a new generation of self-made artists is emerging within the electronic music scene, this is where we will certainly find the Argentinian Nicolás Rada, a DJ and producer who has created his own path towards success.
7/16/202159 minutes, 58 seconds
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Balance Selections 174: Armen Miran

For more info: @armenmiran Armen Miran’s love and passion for electronic music genres started at a very young age; spending the majority of his time in the underground music scene.
7/9/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 13 seconds
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Balance Selections 173: Jonathan Kaspar

For more info: @jonathankaspar Hailing from Bonn, Germany - Jonathan Kaspar is an integral part of the scene in Cologne. He is a resident at the city's renowned Gewölbe club, and also one of the current main figures at the legendary Kompakt label.
7/2/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 172: Kered

For more info: @kered A great track is a great track, regardless of the genre. It is this philosophy combined with a profound love of sharing music that has allowed Kered to play for crowds on the sun-drenched beaches of Ibiza to the hedonistic clubs of Berlin, Los Angeles, Munich and more.
6/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Balance Selections 171: Nick Stoynoff

For more info: @nickstoynoff The ‘jouneyman’ theory of taking crowds on a unique trip with his blend of deep, techy grooves and uplifting progressive styles is how Nick Stoynoff approaches performing sets for his audiences.
6/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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FOLGAR Feat. Juan Hansen - Lost In Time (Main Dub) [PREVIEW]

For more info: @emiliano-folgar Hailing from Buenos Aires, Emiliano Folgar is no stranger to the Balance Music roster. Under the Interaxxis moniker with Martin Kazez, he collaborated with Mariano Mellino for a deep prog workout that stood out as one of our best 2020 releases. He now debuts under his solo moniker with four incredible tracks showcasing a producer with a lot more to offer.
5/28/20213 minutes, 31 seconds
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Balance Selections 170: Simon Vuarambon

For more info: @simonvuarambon Simon Vuarambon is a young producer from Geneva, Switzerland based in Buenos Aires who is exploring all shades of profound vibes.
5/28/202156 minutes, 49 seconds
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FOLGAR Feat. Juan Hansen - Lost In Time (Original Mix) [PREVIEW]

For more info: @emiliano-folgar Hailing from Buenos Aires, Emiliano Folgar is no stranger to the Balance Music roster. Under the Interaxxis moniker with Martin Kazez, he collaborated with Mariano Mellino for a deep prog workout that stood out as one of our best 2020 releases. He now debuts under his solo moniker with four incredible tracks showcasing a producer with a lot more to offer.
5/28/20213 minutes, 30 seconds
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FOLGAR Feat. Diego L. Art - Last Hope (Dub Mix) [PREVIEW]

For more info: @emiliano-folgar Hailing from Buenos Aires, Emiliano Folgar is no stranger to the Balance Music roster. Under the Interaxxis moniker with Martin Kazez, he collaborated with Mariano Mellino for a deep prog workout that stood out as one of our best 2020 releases. He now debuts under his solo moniker with four incredible tracks showcasing a producer with a lot more to offer.
5/28/20213 minutes, 22 seconds
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FOLGAR Feat. Diego L. Art - Last Hope (Original Mix) [PREVIEW]

For more info: @emiliano-folgar Hailing from Buenos Aires, Emiliano Folgar is no stranger to the Balance Music roster. Under the Interaxxis moniker with Martin Kazez, he collaborated with Mariano Mellino for a deep prog workout that stood out as one of our best 2020 releases. He now debuts under his solo moniker with four incredible tracks showcasing a producer with a lot more to offer.
5/28/20213 minutes, 22 seconds
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Balance Selections 169: Marc Romboy

For more info: @marcromboy Marc Romboy has been at the forefront of electronic music for over a decade.
5/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 168: Harry Romero

For more info: Long standing American house music producer Harry Romero is a well-established figure on the worldwide music circuit.
5/25/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 167: Jozef K

For more info: @jozef-k Jozef K's illustrious career has seen him perform across the world, touring China, America, Indonesia & across Europe, alongside summer residencies in Ibiza. His records have been played by Mano Le Tough, Michael Mayer, The Blessed Madonna, Joris Voorn, DJ Nobu, Sasha, Maya Jane Coles, Kim Ann Foxman and countless others - releasing across a plethora of labels such as Last Night On Earth, Lossless & Acid Test. Upcoming releases are with Joris Voorn’s Spectrum label, Frau Blau, and a collaboration with Tin Man on Sungate. He is also starting a vinyl label this year, Dreaming Forever. The mix features all unreleased music...
5/16/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 166: Jonas Rathsman

For more info: @jonasrathsman Since being named BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Star’ a few years back by one of dance music’s most respected DJs - Pete Tong, Swedish born Jonas Rathsman has gone on to exceed all expectations with a string of first-class releases, remixes and an undoubted ability to work a dancefloor.
5/1/20211 hour, 44 seconds
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Balance Selections 165: Gustin

For more info: @dj-gustin Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Gustin is resident for The Soundgarden events series, and also co-manager and A&R for onedotsixtwo. In 2015 he moved to Ibiza where he currently lives throughout the year, but he can regularly be found DJ’ing across Europe, the USA, and South America. Gustin’s infectious sound makes a dancefloor move, with a unique blend of lush, pumping, tech-prog house music.
4/23/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Balance Selections 164: Yulia Niko

For more info: @yulianikomusic Yulia Niko’s minimal techno sound has pricked up the ears of the most influential artists in electronic music. Recognised by Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Damian Lazarus, Dennis Ferrer and many others, the Russian-born DJ and producer has hit the ground running attaining signings with a plethora of highly respected labels. Alongside a residency with Watergate in Berlin, Yulia has secured bookings in the most significant cities in electronic music such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza, Moscow and Mykonos as well as frequently touring South America by high demand. Yulia’s unique creativity in any endeavour she sets out will always lead the way in her promising career.
4/16/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Balance Selections 163: Eric Lune

For more info: @ericlune Eric Lune is a Melbourne based producer with a passion for emotive dance music. In the short space of a few years, he amassed an impressive string of releases on prestigious labels such as Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank, Sound Avenue, and Proton. Eric’s ability to write hit tracks is showcased in 'Benji' which exploded him on the scene in 2018. But it was 2019's ‘Embers’ that took him to new heights, being touted as one of the biggest progressive house tracks of that year. With constant plays from industry elites such as Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Eelke Kleijn & more, there’s no doubt Eric has cemented his place in a new emerging era of progressive house producers & DJs.
4/15/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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Balance Selections 162: Daniel Van Der Zwaag

For more info: @dvdzwg Based just north of Holland in the medieval city of Haarlem, Dutch artist Daniel van der Zwaag creates the kind of deep, sophisticated rhythms we love.
4/7/202159 minutes, 44 seconds
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Balance Selections 161: BEC

For more info: @listentoBEC BEC is a energetic techno talent who has risen to the top in a very short space of time. She was scouted by Pan Pot for their influential Second State label from her very first release, then snapped up by Carl Cox's Intec, and also Adam Beyer's Drumcode imprint.
4/2/202158 minutes, 41 seconds
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Balance Selections 160: Philipp Straub

For more info: @philippstraub International touring DJ, producer and consultant, Philipp Straub has been actively part of the dance music scene for nearly three decades. Originally from Vienna, Austria, he started building his legacy in the early 90’s and has managed to become a well-known acts and personality within the underground music community. Philipp continues to achieve many milestones with his career both as a DJ and producer, with his music being released on respected labels such as Bedrock, Ovum, Bar25, Knee Deep in Sound, Balance, and many more…
3/20/20211 hour, 49 minutes
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Balance Selections 159: Bachir Salloum

For more info: @bachirsalloum Raised amongst Beirut’s famed club scene, and currently based in Dubai, Bachir’s uplifting and smooth sets, and deep, emotional productions, movingly, and skilfully combine progressive house, deep house, and shades of techno.
3/5/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Balance Selections 158: Jay Haze

For more info: @jayhazeakafuckpony There is no one quite like Jay Haze. He's a man with a heart of gold, and an artist with a consistently left of centre take on electronic music.
2/15/20211 hour, 19 seconds
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Balance Selections 157: Karl Pilbrow

For more info: @karl-pilbrow Karl Pilbrow's passion and appreciation for music has been a lifelong affair. Originally coming from New Zealand, he moved to Melbourne in early 2012. In the years following Karl began to experience the outdoor festival culture the city is renowned for, he could not help but fall in love with electronic music. This new-found affection took him to all parts of the globe, intent on learning more about the outdoor music culture, the communities involved, and most importantly… the music. Fast forward to today and you’ll find one of the best exponents for Progressive House in Melbourne. Atmospheric, melodic, uplifting and groovy, Karl has dedicated himself to refining a sound that is true to himself and the music that inspires him.
2/5/20211 hour, 28 minutes
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Balance Selections 156: Serge Devant

Balance Selections 156: Serge Devant by Balance Music
12/24/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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Balance Selections 155: GMJ & Matter

For more info: @gmj-fulcrum @matter Melbourne’s GMJ (Gavin Martin) and Matter (Matty Doyle) joined forces in late 2015, a triggered recognition and magnetism for their shared perspectives and love for deep atmospheric music leading to the formation of the GMJ & Matter collaboration.
12/21/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Balance Selections 154: Francesca Lombardo

For more info: Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound of her own, one that represents her multi-disciplinary musical background, which transcends the dance floor via an emotional narrative of dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies and hypnotic rhythms.
12/4/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 153: Luigi Madonna

For more info: @luigimadonna Luigi Madonna has been a standout talent in the electronic music space for over two decades, loved by audiences and industry peers alike for his magnetic personality both on and off-stage.
11/27/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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Balance Selections 152: Avision

For more info: @avisionofficial Growing up in and around the colourful club culture of New York City and influenced by the sounds around him, Avision now finds himself helping to usher in a new wave of techno for the New York scene.
11/13/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections: Tribute to Phil K

For more info: For those who knew Phil K through his music will know he was a one-of-a-kind talent, a global dance music pioneer who promoted niche producers, and pushed the boundaries of electronic music through technology and raw skill. Those lucky enough to have had Phil in their personal life can attest that he was that rare kind of human, a man who approached everyone judgement-free, and with an open heart. He was also the type of person that treated everyone he met with love and respect, and, is if they were a good friend. We were also privileged to have known Phil personally and also honoured to have him as part of the Balance Music family. Back in 2002, he compiled a release that for many is still one of the most significant entries into the Balance Series. It was a statement of the intense passion that Phil had for electronic music, and his ability to effortlessly connect dots between many shades of dance music. At the time no one fused genres like break-beats and house together, but that all changed with Phil K. Even though it’s with great sadness that we share the news of Phil passing, the joy and the music he gave us will remain forever. As a tribute to the great man, we offer you Phil’s incredible Balance Series compilation album number 4 in its full glory.
11/2/20202 hours, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 151: Mark Slee

For more info: @mcslee The San Franciscan native has a sound that weaves Intricate grooves, dreamy textures, with a signature playful and whimsical bounce.
10/22/20201 hour, 42 seconds
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Balance Selections 150: Ryan Murgatroyd

For more info: @ryanmurgatroyd Ryan Murgatroyd is starting to see the benefits of an entire lifetime consumed by, and immersed in, electronic music.
10/19/20201 hour, 53 seconds
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Balance Selections 149: SIS

For more info: @djsis Burak Sar aka SIS is a DJ and producer full of character. His deep influences of smoky Turkish gigs and exotic rhythms led him to make his name DJ’ing in dark German basements.
10/18/202057 minutes, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 148: Hólmar (Acid Tourist)

For more info: @holmarmusik Prolific Icelandic artist and Brooklyn native Hólmar was formerly one half of the Thugfucker outfit. Hólmar has also worked on other collaborations such as Lovestruckk with Nico Stojan, Theory of Light with Brian Cid, and The Birds Fly South with Maxxi Soundsystem. These days he likes to go solo on his own musical adventure, where his organic sounds always fuse house, disco, and weirdness into fun new forms…
10/17/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tom Pandzic: DJ set for Phil K Community Fundraiser

Recording of Tom Pandzic's DJ set for Phil K community fundraiser March 30th, 2019 @ La Di Da, Melbourne, Australia... Disco, Edits, Classics, and Deep Cuts for those sunny and not so sunny days...
10/10/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 147: Robert Babicz

For more info: @robbabicz Robert Babicz continuously pushes the boundaries of electronic music as an artist, consultant, teacher, and engineer. Among Robert’s more than 1000 releases, are seven albums and a flood of tracks for labels that include Bedrock, INTEC, Systematic, Audiomatique, and Treibstoff to name but a few.
9/25/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Balance Selections 146: Timo Maas

For more info: @timo-maas Timo Maas the now legendary artist, has been on a 30-year quest to deliver his musical wizardry to the world. From a residency at the ground-breaking Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza, where he has been entrenched for over 15 years, to tours around Europe and the rest of the world, Timo Maas maintains a high level of performance. The visionary German also dedicates his time to conjuring up fresh new original productions in his studio for his Rocket and Ponies label, along with remixes for a plethora of superstars, from Madonna to Depeche Mode, and Fatboy Slim to Muse. Timo has retained a love and passion for making and playing music that is indelibly etched into his psyche, and it makes him the man he is today; driven, positive, infinitely creative, and full of magic.
9/19/20202 hours, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Balance Selections 145: Filter Bear

For more info: @filterbear Filter Bear has consistently shown his commitment to quality, honest and emotional music straight from the heart, and to the dance floor.
9/11/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 1 second
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Balance Selections 144: Little Fritter

For more info: @little-fritter A regular of Australia’s thriving musical circuit, Kane Dignum aka Little Fritter has been involved in the club scene for more than a decade now. Having had his first release back in 2008, and stand-out DJ performances at Berlin’s Club De Visionaire and Barcelona’s Off-Sonar, he has cemented his reputation as a respected prospect in electronic music circles.
9/5/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 143: Quenum

For more info: @quenummusic Quenum has an established 30-year career that gains the attention and respect of both techno legends, and younger fans alike.
9/1/20201 hour, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 142: Petar Dundov

For more info: @petardundov Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Petar Dundov’s career in dance music stretches back the best part of 20 years, and over the course of the journey he has notably developed a longstanding relationship with Belgium’s legendary techno label, Music Man records, where he has released many singles and albums.
8/22/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 141: Chaim

For more info: @chaim_avital Chaim is an Israeli musician, whose organic and forward-thinking music rouses listeners around the globe. His productions have featured on some of the industry’s most notable labels, like B-Pitch Control, Rumors, Visionquest, Cocoon, and also on his own label, Blue Shadow.
8/16/202059 minutes, 24 seconds
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Balance Selections 140: WhoMadeWho

For more info: @whomadewho In the years since their inception WhoMadeWho have established themselves as one of the definitive underground bands of their generation. A group whose grasp of emotional depth, heartrending melody and inspired songwriting is exceptional, the Danish outfit is comprised Tomas Høffding, Thomas Barfod and Jeppe Kjellberg. They have become renowned for their exemplary back catalogue, consummate professionalism and standout performances all over the globe, from Roskilde to Sonar, Melt! to Burning Man, producing six albums and a plethora of EPs, singles and remixes on labels like Kompakt, Innervisions, Life & Death.
8/9/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Balance Selection 139: Ruede Hagelstein

For more info: @ruede The German’s commitment to his craft and passion for the scene, is certainly heard in his music. A Berlin native, he has explored various avenues of the industry throughout his career.
7/31/20201 hour, 44 seconds
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Balance Selections 138: NIKITA

Balance Selections 138: NIKITA by Balance Music
7/21/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 137: Denney

Balance Selections 137: Denney by Balance Music
7/10/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Balance Selections 136: Santé

For more info: @sante Dynamic, seasoned, and constantly in-demand Santé excels in every aspect of his career, whether he’s igniting dancefloors across the world, or producing a diverse discography full of hits, and running a label that has become a go-to for many of the scene’s connoisseurs.
6/18/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 135: James Solace

For more info: @james-solace UK artist James Solace, also known as James Burnham, has made his name through a penchant for moving through many styles of music with ease, always being one step ahead of the trend, and mixing the old with the new.
6/12/20201 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Balance Selections 134: Kaz James

For more info: @kazjames An Australian of both Italian, and Greek descent, Kaz James is one of electronic music’s most indispensable talents, finding a home for his floor-filling sounds on some of the most respected labels in the scene, which include Circus, Objektivity, Saved, FFRR, and Glasgow Underground.
6/5/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 133: Shadow Child

For more info: @theshadowchild A true presence in the electronic music scene, Shadow Child has carved out an incredible reputation over a career that has spanned decades, developing a sound that brings together early rave, house, and drum n bass
6/3/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 132: Joris Delacroix

For more info: @jorisdelacroix Based in the South of France, Joris Delacroix is a producer, DJ and live performer with a musical style that combines House, and Techno influences with melodies.
5/29/20201 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Balance Selections 131: Seb Zito

For more info: @sebzito Ever since Seb first discovered electronic music in 1994, he has evolved right through many elements of the underground scene. He has forged a strong house and techno sound since establishing himself as a resident at Fuse, however, echoes of a more raw sound still permeates his music to devastating effect.
5/22/202059 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 130: NuKreative

Interview & Tracklist: @nukreative Australian’s Danny Bonnici & Jamesen Re, joined forces in 2017 tapping into their mutual passion for deep, melodic, and atmospheric house music.
5/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 129: Yoni Yarchi

Interview & Tracklist: @yoni-yarchi Based in Tel Aviv, Yoni Yarchi creates dance music with true heart and emotion, a unique sound that’s dynamic and driven by beautiful melodies, deep rhythms, and memorable moments.
5/8/20202 hours, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Balance Selections 128: OXIA

Interview and Tracklist : @oxia-official As one of France’s most respected DJs and producers, and with a career spanning over twenty years and intensive touring on all continents, Oxia has built an impressive list of remixes and releases on respected imprints, such as Kompakt, Hot Creations, Bedrock, Knee Deep in Sound, and Saved, in addition to his own label, Diversions Music. And his latest release on the Sapiens label, a remix of Agoria’s track ‘All over You’, is already receiving major DJ support, featuring in many live streams across the board…
5/6/20201 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Balance Selections 127: Niki Sadeki

For interview and tracklist goto: @nikisadeki With her dedication and untiring perseverance, Niki Sadeki has managed to put herself on the map as an up and coming DJ and musical artist within a very short time. With music at the forefront, she has been travelling globally and playing in renowned venues in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Paris, London, Beirut, and many more. With a focus on deep, melodic and ethereal dance music, Niki conveys her expression of life to listeners and engages crowds through her live sets when she’s behind the decks.
5/1/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Balance Selections 126: Swann Decamme

For more info: @swann-decamme Psychedelic, intoxicating, and unique grooves that surprise and transport. These are the main ingredients of the growing success of Swann Decamme Founder of the Parisian label Curiosity Music, this French DJ and producer shines with a tech house to minimal style, and a pronounced taste for hypnotic loops and sound waves.
4/23/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 125: Deborah De Luca

For more info: @deborahdelucadj Widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent flag-bearers for Techno globally and a regular fixture inside the world’s most distinguished DJ booths, Deborah De Luca has the unique ability to transfix crowds with her electrically charged, technically nuanced sets, fusing hard techno with minimal grooves, and melodic soundscapes, to absorbing effect.
4/17/20201 hour, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 124: Fur Coat

For more info: @furcoatmusic Hailing originally from Venezuela, Fur Coat have been heavily influenced by their exploration in Europe over the past decade, developing their sound from their Spanish base in Barcelona. Their story is one of passion for techno and electronic music, it’s a tale of deep, dark driven beats, and rolling grooves that both encapsulate the mind, and move the feet. It was this love of music that in 2004 brought Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine together and led to a musical intertwining which would drape itself over the shoulders of the music industry.
4/10/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 35 seconds
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Balance Selections 123: Gregor Tresher

For more info: @gregortresher In the trend-driven universe of electronic dance music, Gregor Tresher is the rare artist who transcends such cycles. His secret? A relentless focus on melody and timbre, timeless musical elements that other producers often undervalue. Just as a painting or a photograph appears to move if one stares at it long enough, close listening to the stratified grooves and melodies in Tresher's music reveals an organic universe of shifting sound.
4/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Balance Selections 122: Wehbba

For more info: @wehbba Hailing from Brazil’s main techno hub, São Paulo, Wehbba has long been considered one of the country’s premiere electronic music producers and DJs, with regular appearances on labels like Kompakt, Soma, Systematic, 2020Vision, and Tronic. And, now, he unveils his long-awaited first album Straight Lines and Sharp Corners on Drumcode. This expertly configured montage of instrumental offerings not only showcase Wehbba’s refined skill set in the studio but also proposes an immersive conceptual study that echoes a tenacious dedication to his craft. Wehbba’s evolution as an artist and his desire to champion what resonates with him rather than faddish trends, have contributed to his artistic vibrancy and defined his production output over the course of his decade-long career.
3/28/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Balance Selections 121: Gui Boratto

For more info: @doc_records If you had to choose just one driving force behind the rise of Brazilian electronic music in the past 15 years, it would be difficult to look beyond the genius of Gui Boratto. A pioneer in the art of production and live performance, Boratto is at the heart of the electronic scene in Brazil with an influence that reaches across the globe. With 5 full-length albums to his name, frequent high-profile remix and production credits - Massive Attack, Bomb the Bass, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Moby, Paul Simon amongst others – and an innovative live show that sees him tour iconic venues across the globe each year, Boratto has firmly established himself as Brazil’s biggest electronic music export. And, on a more serious note, we recognize that with the constantly changing Coronavirus situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty for everyone, but, there is one thing that is for certain, and that is, the music will not stop… During this time of social distancing, we continue to spread good vibes, and positivity through music, and, you have our commitment in providing you with the very best artists that electronic scene has to offer… So, for now, take care, kick back, and enjoy this exclusive live set from Gui Boratto…
3/24/202058 minutes, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 120: Juliet Fox

For more info: @djjulietfox
3/12/20201 hour, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 119: Death on the Balcony

For more info: @deathonthebalcony For some time now, the combined forces of Mark Caramelli & Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. The duo’s style fuses a range of influences from Disco through to House, & Deep Techno depending on the time, space and environment. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have led to their sound receiving popularity across the board... Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with them releasing & remixing for the likes of All Day I Dream, Kindisch, Anjunadeep, Do Not Sit, Akbal Music, & many more... Whether it’s disco inflected fuel or emotive house & techno rhythms, these eclectically deft producers will juxtapose anything they lay their hands upon, mixing the beat of the drum, with the melodic buzz of a hazy brain! As their range of musicality continues to evolve they consistently deliver a unique, well-timed narrative of the best sounds around...
3/7/20202 hours, 46 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 118: Dubfire

For more info: @dubfire From global success in the commercial domain, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia) is an artist whose drive, talent, and intuition have placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with an unrelenting work ethic and a determination to innovate, evolve, and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, his dubfire:live HYBRID show, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire is in a class of his own.
2/21/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 3 seconds
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Balance Selections 117: Alan Fitzpatrick

For more info: @alanfitzpatrick Already a universally respected DJ and producer, there can be no doubting Alan Fitzpatrick’s position, as one of the most influential electronic artists of the moment. Highlighted by another series of head-turning productions and DJ sets over the last twelve months, the Englishman’s profile continues to transition rapidly from the techno underground to the electronic music main stage, attracting significant attention from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, and Resident Advisor, and elevating him to the position of global headliner. He has also succeeded in carving out his own musical niche within the ever-expanding genre of techno, earning him the reputation of a seemingly unstoppable source of hit music, and his latest track, an update of the classic Patrice Rushen classic ‘Haven’t You Heard’ on FFRR Records, is set to become his biggest yet… Whether it be his own productions, or DJ sets, Alan Fitzpatrick knows how to move your mind, body, and soul…
2/14/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 116: Öona Dahl

For more info: @oonadahl The past decade has seen Öona Dahl solidify her status as one of underground dance music's most refreshing artists. As a producer, she has steadily built her repertoire, with a penchant for experimentation that's guided by an innate understanding of what makes a great song. Punctuating those musical attributes, her debut album “Holograma" on the Hallucienda label, further revealed the emergence of a songwriter hinting at influences ranging from the ambient vocal stylings of This Mortal Coil, to the electronica offerings of Bjork, without ever sounding like anything other than herself. Öona Dahl continues to develop her versatility as both producer, and DJ by effortlessly weaving through electronica, ambience, and cosmic warehouse grooves.
1/23/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Balance Selections 115: Victor Ruiz

For more info: @victorruiz For quite a few years now, Victor Ruiz has been known for his high quality productions, which has made him a highly sought after artist in the Techno scene. His “unofficial edits” of classic songs, are a huge part of Victor’s performances, with the most popular being “Breathe” by The Prodigy, “Children” from Robert Miles, “Everything Counts” from Depeche Mode (in collaboration with Thomas Schumacher), and his latest edit of “Teardrop” from Massive Attack. Apart from remixing the biggest names in the electronic music, such as MOBY, Stephan Bodzin, and Dubfire, he has reached the #1 position on the Beatport charts, with his own signature peak time melodic sound. As a result of this success, the Brazilian born Berlin-based producer has been touring all around the world, from big festivals to intimate clubs, and judging by his performances and productions, he injects pure love with everything he does.
1/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Balance Selections 114: Dee Montero

For more info: @deemontero Dee Montero, The Belfast-born house-head, has gone from listening to mix-tapes and digging in vinyl crates to becoming a global music selector – supported by some of the industry’s biggest players from Lee Burridge, and Behrouz, to Tale of Us. At the end of 2017, he received his biggest accolade yet: Pete Tong’s Essential Tune of The Year on BBC Radio One, for the string-fueled, epic end-of-nighter ‘Halcyon’, which was released on Solomun’s acclaimed Diynamic imprint. Dee has also performed several times at Burning Man for Robot Heart, and Carl Cox’s Playground stage, along with massive gigs at Hï with Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli in Ibiza. With releases on quality labels such as All Day I Dream, Ajunadeep, and Knee Deep in Sound, the ‘Halcyon’ days are here: and Dee is just getting started.
1/11/20201 hour, 30 minutes
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Balance Selections 113: Josh Butler

For more info: In just a few years, Josh Butler has firmly established himself as one of house music's most revered talents. Following the unexpected success behind his debut ‘Got A Feeling’ in 2013, Josh soon went on to pick up multiple industry awards from Beatport and DJ Mag, whilst releasing on Cajual, Madtech, VIVa and Noir, to name just a few. Boasting remixes for Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, and Joris Voorn, warming up for the multi-grammy award winning Nile Rodgers and Chic, and EPs on Rejected, Defected, Poker Flat, and 8Bit, it’s easy to see why his diary has seen him tour the globe. This includes numerous Ibiza residencies and festival sets including Glastonbury, SW4, Defected Croatia, and Parklife, and now he is set for his annual return to Australia and New Zealand in early 2020… It’s clear to see that Josh Butler is showing no signs of slowing down.
12/29/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Balance Selections 112: Sidney Charles

Both as a DJ, and a producer, Sidney favours rough, dirty sounds that defined the old school pioneers, but, with a modern, full, and punchy approach, and with this style, has seen him play numerous times at DC10 Circo Loco, and Do Not Sleep events. His signature releases ‘House Lessons’, and ‘Warehouse Romance’ established his heavy house sound early on, and since then, the artist has released irresistible rhythms on key labels such as Truesoul, Hot Creations, and Saved. His upfront, dark, hard hitting take on house will definitely make you move, and this mix for Balance Selections is no exception… For more info:
12/16/20191 hour, 32 seconds
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Balance Selections 111: Hoj

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Interview & Tracklist: @hoj For over two decades, Hoj has delivered cinematic sets filled with deep house landscapes. Born in Iran, and raised in the USA, his passion is undeniable, a point which definitely resonates with his global audience.
11/29/20191 hour, 3 minutes
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Balance Selections 110: Matter

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Interview & Tracklist: @matter Melbourne’s Matty Doyle aka Matter, can rightly be considered a veteran of the Australian scene. It makes sense that his productions have been signed to labels including Proton Music, Joof, Aura, and Replug, with the purist nature of his tracks being tailor-made for those imprints. His passion goes deeper than just a love for music, and his philosophy, is one that understands that sound is spiritually connected to the bigger picture of life, as a whole. For the last 5 years, he has been producing dance floor weapons alongside another Melbourne native, GMJ. For proof, check their new release 'Emerge' on Balance Music, alongside fellow Australian producer Funkform. The two-track EP is designed to ignite any dancefloor. Over the next 60 minutes, indulge yourself in the celestial sounds of Matter.
11/21/20191 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Balance Selections 109: Shaun Reeves

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Interview & Tracklist: @shaunreeves Shaun Reeves is an internationally-acclaimed DJ, producer, and label owner, and alongside best friends Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, and Seth Troxler, they formed Visionquest, a genre-busting DJ collective, and live act, that also turned into a record label of the same name. Since his move to Berlin, Shaun Reeves has been enthralling audiences in the world’s most revered clubs on both sides of the Atlantic, with a highly distinctive mixture of house and techno. The last few years have seen Shaun blossom in the studio with releases on Wolf+Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, RauM Musik, and more... For the next hour, he is in fine form with a very engaging and highly contemporary mix of electronic dance music.
11/13/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 108: Nitin

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Interview & Tracklist: @djnitin With two decades of experience within the house and techno industry, Nitin Kalyan’s depth of knowledge, and work ethic is second to none. The Canadian artist has not only established himself as a highly-skilled and polished DJ, but he also runs the esteemed No.19 record label alongside Art Department’s Jonny White. On the production front, he has released a string of releases, including EPs on his own imprint No.19, along with signings to My Favourite Robot, and Definitive Records. Over the next hour, you will hear the sound of an artist at the top of his game with a fine selection of house and techno…
11/1/20191 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 107: Powel

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Interview & Tracklist: @powel An expert at creating harmonious illusions of sound, Germany’s POWEL produces music which threads natural elegance, with tasteful patience. He continually explores this duality in sounds, not only throughout his deep discography, but in his performances around the world. Famously, this includes annual pilgrimages to Burning Man to play atop the Robot Heart bus, a journey he has been doing since 2016. Alongside his work with crews including All Day I Dream, Sol Selectas, and Do Not Sit on the Furniture, he recently added Balance Music to his impressive resume, being the first artist to be featured on our new Dawn Till Dusk imprint, with a stylish 5-track EP that perfectly sets the tone for what the label represents. On this Balance Selections podcast, Powel effortlessly showcases that his production skills are easily matched by his expert track selection to deliver a deep and engaging mix…
10/21/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 106: Butane

American producer/DJ Butane is no stranger to the underground dance music scene. He boasts an impressive discography released on some of the most highly regarded labels in the business, from Crosstown Rebels to Get Physical to Dubfire’s Sci+Tec. As a label owner, he’s the founder of three influential underground dance music imprints of his own: Alphahouse, Little Helpers, and his new Extrasketch project. His recent rework of Uone’s ‘Karnival Dreams’, showcased his engineering skills with a remix that was dancefloor-friendly and cerebral at the same time. Ahead of his Australian return to perform at the upcoming Chi Wow Wah Town Festival, the time felt right to get the scene veteran to host a Balance Selections mix. @butane For more info:
10/15/20191 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Balance Selections 105: Joe Miller

Joe Miller is an English-born beatmonger, influenced in equal measure by heaving clubs, and the earthy melancholy of forests. He grew up in Australia, where he learned to craft sets that are whimsical and left-field, evoking a sense of place. In 2013 he delivered us one of the most exquisite mixes you will ever find, a beautiful pastiche of tracks new and old expertly weaved together. Since then Joe has released music on labels ranging from All Day I Dream (alongside Jamie Stevens) to Manual Music and much more. Make sure to watch out for his upcoming release on our own Dawn Till Dusk imprint. As expected, Joe’s mix is an adventurous 44 track narrative that will keep you hooked from start to finish. @Joe-miller For more info:
10/8/20191 hour, 2 minutes
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Balance Selections 104: Stereo Underground

Earlier this year Stereo Underground released his debut album ‘The Art of Silence’, through Balance Music. It was an 11-track journey exploring ambient, progressive, and deep techno. The album received wide-spread media attention, with the highly regarded Progressive Sounds calling it ‘aural meditation’. He even broke new ground with his custom-built ‘Space Controller’, a unique MIDI device designed to control every aspect of his live performance. All of this has really highlighted just why Stereo Underground is so highly revered in his home country, and the passionate creative also dedicates his time to teaching music production through his popular BPM College. With his years of experience, this DJ/Producer has crafted a special mix, which will stand the test of time. @stereoundergroundmusic For more info:
9/20/20191 hour, 12 seconds
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Balance Selections 103: Gab Rhome

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! Gab Rhome has an innate sense of rhythm, emotion, and groove. Both as a producer, and as a DJ, the Montreal artist sparks an unavoidable connection with the soul, whilst conveying exceptional personal style, and a sense of fun. Since launching in 2013, the 28-year old’s career has taken off, with releases on All Day I Dream, Anjunadeep, Last Night on Earth, and Kindisch, and over the last few years he has consistently toured the world playing at festivals like Burning Man, Tomorrowland, and Nocturnal Wonderland, not to mention the various label showcases that feature his own productions. Gab Rhome seeks to maintain artistic credibility without losing touch of the dancefloor, and on this mix for Balance Selections the French-Canadian stays true to that ethos, delivering a percussion-centric, dreamy deep house vibe… @gabrhome For more info:
7/31/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Balance Selections 102: Nicko Izzo

With over 15 years of experience working in event promotions, Nicko is no stranger to the world of electronic dance music. In particular, he has been honing his skills at Barcelona venue LaTerrrazza for the last 13 years, where he has been a DJ resident, and an event manager. With that in mind, the impact he’s had on the international scene in such a short time, makes even more sense - and with music already released on Hope Recordings, and Global Underground, you can expect the Argentinian born artist to make an even bigger splash in the not too distant future. With a diverse range of up and coming acts like Damon Jee, and Cooper Saver, alongside more established artists such as Frankey & Sandrino, Robag Wruhme, and Will Saul, this is a mix, that is not to be missed. For more info: @nicko_izzo
7/19/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 101: Eli Nissan

An artist blessed with innumerable musical gifts, Eli Nissan, has been at the centre of Tel Aviv’s creative hub for well over two decades, as a DJ, musician, and producer. Israel is home to some of underground dance music's most exciting talents, and Eli is the latest artist to emerge from a production line that includes Guy Mantzur, Khen, Guy J, and Stereo Underground. Eli Nissan’s work in the studio delights, and astounds in equal measure, with his productions having featured on labels such as Lost & Found, Plattenbank, and Guy Gerber’s Rumours… The pursuit for musical excellence, and striking originality, sees Eli at the brink of a bright, and exciting future, so on this mix for Balance Selections, you know we’re in for a deep, and flowing musical journey… For more info: @eli-nissan
7/12/201959 minutes, 59 seconds
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Balance Selections 100: Guy J

Like the mix? Please click the ▶︎Repost◀︎ button so more people can hear it! The 100th edition of Balance Selections features one of the world’s finest DJ and producers; Guy J, who arguably is the leader of a whole new generation of progressive music fans, and his label Lost & Found keeps redefining the genre through consistently amazing releases, so you definitely cannot discuss the state of progressive electronic music, without mentioning the Israeli maestro. In 2013, his Balance Presents compilation was a statement from an artist on the rise, and six years later he has kept up that momentum to become one of the world’s most popular electronic music artists. On this mix Guy J features productions from the likes of Frankey & Sandrino, Guy Mantzur, Brian Cid, and of course a few tracks, and edits from the legend himself. With Balance Selections we’ve been privileged to release some fantastic DJ mixes over the years, and we thank you for your support, and hope that you enjoy this milestone mix as much as we do… For more: @guy-j
7/5/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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Balance Selections 099: Bebetta

The German artist from Bremen likes to inject a sense of fun into everything she does, even her DJ name is loosely taken from the English words ‘be better’. Her famous live session, ‘Bebetta in Bed’, sees her live streaming in her pyjamas from her bed alongside guest acts like Super Flu and Florian Kruse. The majority of her productions can be found on the Monaberry label, but you will also find her work on Get Physical, Sincopat, and Anjunadeep. Her productions are full of inventive ideas, hook-laden melodies, and lush chords, it’s easy to see why her music resonate with such respected imprints. On this Balance Selections mix, Bebetta shines once again, with a colourful selection of tracks that serves as a natural extension of her personality. For more info: @bebetta
6/26/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Balance Selections 098: Tara Brooks

The North American scene has had a massive resurgence, and Tara Brooks has cemented her place at the forefront. Having become one of the new breed of iconic DJs, she inhabits that musical place where dark, and light intertwine, finding a niche where she can express herself creatively. From being announced as Desert Hearts, and Subtract Music’s newest resident, to playing at festivals like Rainbow Serpent in Australia, and Envision in Costa Rica, the California-native’s sound is finding favour in all corners of the globe. Her music is signed to the some of the world’s best labels, with everyone from Bedrock, to Get Physical, to Katermukke signing her productions. If you are into deep grooves, hypnotic rhythms, and haunting melodies, then you are in for treat, Tara’s Balance Selections mix is a perfect document of an artist in full control. For more info: @tarabrooksmusic
6/12/20191 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 097: Anja Schneider

DJ, producer, radio broadcaster, label owner, mentor, and mother, Anja Schneider continues to create, reinvent, and reinvigorate. After co-founding, and running Mobilee Records for just over a decade, a new chapter began for the German native when she moved on from Mobilee to start a new label by the name of Sous Music. Her skills as a talent scout are highly regarded, and in her time at Mobilee she played a pivotal role in nurturing a roster of artists that included Pan-Pot, Sebo K, Rodriguez Jr., and Kevin Over. She is also one of Germany’s most popular radio personalities, and during the years 2000 to 2017, she hosted the weekly show ‘Dance Under The Blue Moon’, Berlin’s longest-running underground dance music radio show on Fritz FM. Since then, she has moved on to one of Berlin’s largest broadcasters, Eins FM, to host a new show every Friday night called the ‘Club Room’. Anja Schneider is up there as one of the scene’s most decorated artists, and ahead of her first Australian tour in a decade, this Balance Selections mix proves why she is so highly revered… For more info: @anjaschneider
6/5/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 096: Namito

The Berlin based Iranian DJ, producer, and ‘Ubersee Music’ label figurehead has had a number of heavyweight releases throughout the years on labels such as ‘Kompakt’, ‘Systematic Recordings’, and ‘Kling Klong’, and his ascendance to relevancy was finally confirmed, when his ground-breaking album 'Letting Go', hit the number one spot on Beatport towards the end of 2018. The lead single, a collaboration with Ruede Hagelstein, was widely regarded as one of last year's best tracks, with Joris Voorn, Guy J, Adriatique, and Bebetta, all featuring it in their charts. Namito continues to go from strength-to-strength, with his latest production 'Stone Flower', set to be released on the Sol Selectas imprint next week. The track has already been tried, and tested at several high-profile festivals by some of the world’s leading DJs, which by all accounts looks set to be another big release in 2019… For more info: @namito
5/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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Balance Selections 095: Luca Bacchetti

Italy’s Luca Bacchetti has in some shape or form been involved in the music industry since 1992. His experience is evident in the professionalism, and unique sound that he pushes. His earlier EP releases on labels like Tenax, Wagon Repair, and Ovum, have led to signings for other quality imprints that include Crosstown Rebels, All Day I Dream, and Bedrock. In 2013 Luca started his own label, and created the now highly respected ENDLESS Recordings, which boasts tracks from buzz artist like Trikk, Eagles & Butterflies, Love Over Entropy, and, of course, there are releases from Bacchetti himself. As a DJ, he is also a renowned selector, and has played in over 80 countries at the world’s best clubs, and festivals such as Burning Man, Panorama Bar, and fabric.This coming September Bacchetti will release his debut LP ‘Secret World’ on his own imprint, alongside several remixes, and two new EPs, with one of them being released on the Japanese label Endless Flight. On this mix for Balance, Bacchetti delivers a contemporary soundscape of house, and techno that takes in Damon Jee, Jimi Jules, Lauer and more. For more info:
5/9/20192 hours, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 094: Chicola

Following in the footsteps of fellow countryman Roy Rosenfeld, who did the most recent Balance Selections mix, we welcome yet another established producer from Israel. An illustrious career stretching over two decades has seen, Chico Shuella, become one of Israel’s most respected and sought after DJs and producers. Operating under his Chicola production moniker, he has transformed the underground house scene in his homeland while making giant strides on a global scale. He is a skilled DJ, and producer, with well over dozen productions to his name releasing on labels such as Sudbeat, Microcastle, Plattenbank, Selador, and Lost & Found. It was also Guy J’s label where he released his debut full-length album, ‘Could Heaven Be’, containing 12-tracks, which explored progressive, dub, and techno soundscapes... Chicola’s Balance Selections mix features three of his own unreleased productions, alongside Balance Music artists Brian Cid, and Stereo Underground, and there can be no doubt that this mix will enhance his reputation as one of the scene’s unsung heroes… For interview and tracklisting:
5/1/20191 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Balance Selections 093: Roy Rosenfeld

Read the interview Roy Rosenfeld is DJ/producer who is part of a long line of esteemed artists to hail from Israel. He started his career playing in small bars before working his way up to bigger dance clubs, and outdoor festivals around his home country. These days, with bookings from all around the world, Roy can truly call himself a global citizen... This is in no doubt due to his beautiful and emotive sounds, which has seen him sign with a wide variety of record labels including All Day I Dream, Lost & Found, and Systematic. And, who can forget one of 2015’s greatest anthems, ’Epika’, a co-production with Guy Mantzur released on the highly regarded German label Kompakt. You will also find his productions from those labels, alongside artists like Lee Burridge, Khen, and Sebastien Leger on this Balance Selections mix. With many high charting tracks, and collaborations with some of the worlds most respected electronic music artists, you know you will be in good hands with Roy Rosenfeld. For more info:
4/18/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 092: Alex Kennon

With releases on labels such as Rebellion, Crosstown Rebels and Saved, Alex Kennon is a name you've probably encountered by now. Alex’s brand of rolling house and techno has seen him travel the world from Europe to North America and across to Brazil. Alex is also no stranger to the clubs in his home base of Ibiza, where he can regularly be seen playing at Ushuaia, Pacha, Destino, and Privilege. It was also here during the 2018 DJ Awards that he won the title of ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’, which was an important acknowledgement from within the industry... On this Balance Selections mix, Alex features tracks, and remixes from the likes of Richy Ahmed, Henrik Schwarz, Anja Schneider, and Spektrum, alongside some of his own productions… For more info:
4/11/20191 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Balance Selections 091: D-Nox

D-Nox is an internationally renowned performer, respected by DJs, and clubbers alike for his highly creative, and innovative sets. The style of his DJ sets varies through progressive and tech house while incorporating aspects of techno, and trance. His skill with the turntables, excellent choice of tracks, and unique charisma combine to provide an exceptional experience. Aside from DJing, D-Nox is head of the Sprout and Plastik Park record labels with many of these releases finding their way into the playlists of top-class DJs, such as John Digweed, and Pete Tong, amongst many others. And then of course who can forget his work alongside Frank Beckers, under their D-Nox & Beckers moniker, a name that is synonymous with many of the scene’s classic tracks. The German will be in Australia in the coming weeks for the Enchanted Gardens party in Melbourne, which follows a highly-talked about set at the past Rainbow Serpent Festival. It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have D-Nox on board for a Balance Selections mix… Interview and tracklist:
4/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Balance Selections 090: Cid Inc

An uncompromising passion for a contemporary, cutting edge sound is what Cid Inc brings to electronic music. Swedish producer Henri aka Cid Inc began his journey into music production in the early 1990s. Based in his home of Sweden, and soon after relocating to Finland, Cid Inc always had an affinity for cutting edge electronics. It’s an enthusiasm that ultimately led him to electronic dance music - and more specifically, house and techno. Henri always aimed for an innovative approach to his studio work and it was that very trait that led to the birth of Mashtronic in 2004. But, it was the formation of Cid Inc in 2008 which really saw his career go into overdrive, a moniker which has seen him release on the world’s best labels, which includes Anjunadeep, Lost & Found, microCastle, Natura Sonoris and, Sudbeat. Not only is his production skill respected, but, his skills as a mastering engineer is sought after by some of the most widely regarded producers, such as Christian Smith, Pig&Dan, Guy J, and Herman Cattaneo. In 2018 the producer had several Beatport charts success which saw him play worldwide, and in April it will be Australia’s turn for another visit when he returns exclusively for the highly anticipated Enchanted Gardens Party in Melbourne alongside D-Nox, Einmusik, and past Balance Selections compiler, Quivver. Featuring tracks from Wehhba, Eagles & Butterflies, Sasha & Kolsch, you know Cid Inc’s Balance Selections mix will be essential listening... For interview & tracklisting: Soundcloud: @cid-inc Facebook:
3/28/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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Balance Selections 089: Luka Sambe

Luka Sambe’s musical universe is an enlightening place, where a diverse palette has filled his sonic journey with innovative creations. Discovering house music was a life-altering moment for the Australian artist; its adrenaline and poignant spectrum changed him forever moving forward. In a career highlighted by releases on Lost & Found Records and long-standing German imprint Traum Schallplatten, the Guy J favourite has now carved out a unique place in the electronic underground. For Luka music has always been about telling a story, one that captivates on various planes yet translates well on a dance floor. His ability to capture emotion comes from a very honest place, it resonates through his music, making each creation more anticipated than the last. For more info and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @luka-sambe Facebook:
3/18/20191 hour
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Balance Selections 088: Made in Paris

Sydney-based artist Made in Paris is most certainly one of techno’s most promising rising stars. The DJ, producer and record label owner, has earned a sterling reputation in her short spanning career, boasting a resume that holds guest mixes on BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, and Triple J’s Mix Up. A creative visionary in her own right, her original productions released under Motorik! and Unknown Record Label have garnered support from industry icons such as Richie Hawtin and Oliver Schories. Having spent recent months touring nationally and even in the United States, Made In Paris gears up to play sets at Pitch Music & Arts and Days Like This Festival on Saturday 9th of March. For more info and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @made-in-paris Facebook:
3/6/20191 hour, 9 seconds
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Balance Selections 087: Kasey Taylor (Live at Rainbow Serpent Festival '19)

Those who have been in and around the dance music scene for any given amount of time, have definitely come across the name of Kasey Taylor. Not only did he compile the second Balance Series compilation, but to date, his career resume is an impressive read, ticking off gigs and residencies at almost every big show and club in his native Melbourne, before he moved to Portugal for a ten-year stint which included shows across the globe.

Now in his 32nd year of DJing, Kasey’s career began in earnest in 1996 when he managed to impress John Digweed during a warm-up set leading him to invite Kasey to play at his monthly Bedrock night at Heaven in London. 

For over two decades Kasey has had the luxury of releasing music on his label ‘Vapour Recordings’, which is 150 releases deep. In 2004 Kasey started eVapour8, the first release going on to become number 1 on the Beatport Techno charts for eight weeks and number 1 on the main charts for a month. After taking some personal time away from the scene and a four-year break from running Vapour Recordings, the label has just been rebranded along with a new website which will be relaunched around mid-2019.

 As if he isn’t busy enough, after moving to Australia in 2013 he started a new label Lo-Fi 45, and it is already showing signs of treading the same successful path of his previous imprints. The label has a focus on new and exciting talent, which sees Taylor taking on more of a mentor role too, by signing promising locals like Lask and Peruw, seeing them sit alongside productions from seasoned producers like Jamie Stevens and Kasey himself. Kasey is currently in the studio whipping up lots of new releases for Vapour Recordings and remixes for Lo-Fi-45. Watch out for new material which should be released very soon.

Kasey’s Vapourized podcast will also be back in 2019 with a rebrand and fresh new look.

 At Rainbow Serpent festival this year Kasey was booked to play on the Market Stage to an appreciative crowd of thousands. If you missed the set or would like to relive the moment, sit back and press play, we have the full two-hour recording for your entertainment. It was not only a special set for the many who witnessed it, but it was also a watershed moment for Kasey himself:

 ‘My podcast for Balance is my recent set from Rainbow Serpent Festival. It’s been a while since I played on Market Stage and it was awesome of Rainbow Serpent to give me a cracker time to announce my comeback after a break for 2/3 years for personal reasons. I put a lot of love and threw everything at this one and it was a bit different to what people expected I think, in a good way. It was a fantastic afternoon and the reception was incredible and I cant thank everyone enough who was there in support.’ Interview: Soundcloud: @kaseytaylor Facebook: Instagram:
2/13/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 13 seconds
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Balance Selections 086: GMJ

Hailing from Melbourne Australia, GMJ is well known in the local & international progressive scene. With a passion for deep and emotive electronic music, and a love of spatial atmospheres and organic rhythms, GMJ melds a sonic palette that shifts, opens & expands to deeper states. The GMJ project has been received and supported worldwide by luminary artists such as Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Dave Seamen, Cid Inc, Dousk, Jeremy Olander, Gui Borato, Kasey Taylor, James Monroe and many more. (In 2016, GMJ was also nominated in the Progressive House section of Best of Beatport Awards.) His collaboration with fellow Melburnian producer Matter, has resulted in a spate of releases which have pushed their collective & individual sound to new heights. In short, he knows his way around a studio. Gavin also hosts the radio show ‘Future Memory’ on the first Friday of every month on Proton Radio, and another show ‘Simplifi’ on the third Friday of the month on Frisky. 

Sit back and enjoy the deep and lush sound of the progressive underground. Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @gmj-fulcrum Facebook:
2/6/20191 hour
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Balance Selections 085: Robbie Lowe

Robbie Lowe is undeniably one of Australia's finest and most influential DJ's for the past two decades. They say if you love what you do, do what you love, and he’s always out to better himself and his art. Robbie loves to DJ, openly pledging to play forever, a pledge that has been in effect for 25 years now. Good quality house music is what he loves to play. Robbie’s consistently a selector of superior, non-commercial electronic sounds and he is considered world class by fans and peers. His sets speak for themselves, and as a DJ, the Sydneysider maintains his presence amongst Australia’s electronic music artists as one of the best. Robbie Lowe is a gentleman and a special and incredibly talented DJ with a deep understanding of music. Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @robbielowe Facebook:
1/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 084: Solvane

Solvane's activities are moved by passion. Keeping his style versatile and emotional allowed him to play the big stages around the globe; from Burning Man Festival to Fusion, from European capitals like London, Paris and Istanbul to Australia, Asia and the USA. The connection to his chosen home Berlin is alive and kicking: he not only plays regularly at his Ritter Butzke residence but also has been creating tracks that have been supported by top league acts like Claptone, Kollektiv Turmstraße and Acid Pauli. In 2016 Solvane reached the Top 20 Electronica Charts on Beatport for the first time, and since then his tracks have been consistently honoured with top rankings. After several singles and EPs on labels like ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Ritter Butzke Studio’, he moved on to Oliver Koletzki's label Stil vor Talent’. Sit back and familiarise yourself with a producer you will hear more frequently about as the months roll by. Solvane deals in smooth rolling house and techno with just the right amount of emotion, a feature that is highlighted in this excellent mix. Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @solvane Facebook:
1/13/20191 hour, 5 seconds
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Balance Selections 083: Mha Iri

We finish the year with a thumping techno mix from one of the rising stars of Melbourne’s thriving melodic techno scene. The Scottish-born Mha Iri has been turning heads with her uncompromising brand of techno which has seen her become a resident and regular at some of the city's best clubs and nights. 2018 could easily be seen as her breakout year, and next year is set to be even bigger with festival bookings including Rainbow Serpent Festival, Where The Wild Things Are and Babylon Festival. On the production front, she is releasing at a rapid pace with releases on niche, scene labels like Six Recordings and Australian-based Recovery Collective. Exorcise your 2018 demons with this head-banging mix of big, melodic and warehouse-sized techno. Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @mha_iri Facebook:
12/22/201859 minutes, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 082: Dousk

For anyone who has been paying attention to the global underground scene since the turn of the millennium, the name of Dousk should be a very familiar one. Known for his very dance-floor-friendly releases on scene mainstay labels including Bedrock and Vapour, the Greek producer can easily be called a scene veteran - and a revered one at that too. He has 3 successful albums under his belt, embracing a variety in musical styles ranging from progressive house to tech house and techno and more... and have performed and toured in some of the best clubs in the world. Hi music has transcended dance floors and has been featured in all sorts of places such as TV and radio ads, the MTV Music Awards and hit TV-shows such CSI, My Name is Earl and Doctor Who. It's actually a travesty it has taken this long for Dousk to join us for a Balance Selections mix. Well, that is all about to change. On the verge of his Australian tour, which will see Dousk play three dates Down Under (see interview below for more info on the dates), we finally managed to entice the legend to join the Balance family. And its definitely been worth the wait: Over 60 minutes Dousk crafts a satisfyingly deep journey, wielding his experience like a well-crafted sword. Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @dousk Facebook:
11/30/20181 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Balance Selections 081: Marco Faraone

Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people. As his style developed, Marco became fascinated with the 90s house championed by Masters At Work and Todd Terry, whilst admiring Laurent Garnier for his ability to effortlessly play diverse sets. Having earned his stripes as both trusted resident and a travelling headliner and with many high-profile dates behind him and the support of some of the most respected names in electronic music, Faraone has started running his own imprint. UNCAGE Music has already been creating plenty of noise and attracting attention from many of the most important artists in the scene continuously releasing HQ music since the day one with artists like Radio Slave, Skudge, Markus Suckut, Nick Hoppner, Marcel Fengler, Donato Dozzy, Eduardo de la Calle and of course Marco himself, giving also the opportunity to some new upcoming talents like Hertz Collision and Pablo Mateo to build up their own profile. Ahead of his Australian return for Piknic Electronik, Marco has compiled a special Balance Selections mix which eschews his techno output of late in favour of a more groove-based house flavour. Essential listening... Interview and tracklisting: Soundcloud: @marcofaraonemusic Facebook:
11/23/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 080: Sahar Z

Over the last decade Sahar Z has emerged as one Israel’s finest DJ and production talents. (His prodigious skills led to Deep Dish saying that Sahar ‘is the best kept secret of the Middle East’). Alongside being a resident at Haoman 17 (one of the biggest and most prestigious clubs in Israel), the Tel Aviv-based DJ is also a long time veteran of the global techno and house scenes. Not limited by any genre or style, Sahar Z’s influences come from a variety of directions: deep melodic sounds and fresh electronica to the harder yet soulful techno edges. Continuing to see his work supported by the global DJ elite in Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo and many more, the name of Sahar Z is quickly becoming synonymous with having a gold standard reputation that is beyond reproach. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @saharz Facebook:
11/12/20181 hour, 21 seconds
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Balance Selections 079: Township Rebellion

The enigma that is Township Rebellion will be heading down under for their debut Australian appearance. The German-born duo, who have been working collaboratively since 2013, has been flying under the radar for years now, but recently they have started to turn some heads with their carefully executed main room sound that has found favour with a global audience. Already this year they have worked their magic on punters at Fusion and Unterholz Music Festivals, and their latest EP, the deliciously titled ‘Balance', is a perfect example of the Township Rebellion sound: affecting progressive melodies and big deep basslines that is undeniable. As their career rapidly continues on an upward trajectory, now is the time to join the Rebellion. Interview and tracklist not available... Soundcloud: @township-rebellion Facebook:
11/1/20181 hour
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Balance Selections 078: Innellea

Michael and Daniel from Munich invented Innellea in 2014 to accommodate their new sound. Both coming from other projects, they wanted to combine their talents and create something new. Influenced by melodic trends in the electronic music, they found their way to combine it with the roots of Techno in a very creative way and came up with their own abstract sound. Rewarded by Groove Magazine’s readers as one of the best newcomers in 2017, they fulfilled listener’s expectations. Earlier this year they hit the nail on the head with their Fusion Set, showing the audience the re-invented sound of Innellea. Following requests for their DJ and live sets worldwide, Innellea released on several labels which were further spread by several DJs around the globe. Daniel’s and Michael’s ambition to provide perfectly mixed tracks and merger club sounds and intelligent music catapulted them into the focus of the top league - and they are still only at the beginning of their journey. The German duo is set to head to Australia for their debut tour which will include a set at the highly anticipated Chi Wow Wah Town festival just outside of Melbourne. With their pending visit Down Under, you can bet on it that the duo will spread their gospel to a whole new audience. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @innellea Facebook:
10/22/201858 minutes, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 077: Fred Hush B2B Nakadia (Tomorrowland set)

For our next mix, we head to Tomorrowland, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, electronic music festivals in the world. Nakadia and Fred Hush are widely considered two of the fastest rising artists in the global scene today. Fred Hush hails from Belgium and is known for his releases on labels like Cajual and Relief. Nakadia might well be the most well-known DJ to hail from Thailand, but currently, she is based in Berlin from where she produces music for labels including Bedrock and Heinz Records. At this year's Tomorrowland they played B2B for the first time, and upon hearing this exclusive set you can bet they will probably be doing a lot more in the future... Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @nakadia @fred-hush Facebook:
10/15/20182 hours, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 076: Out Of Sorts

It's easy to assume that New Zealand's Out Of Sorts came out of nowhere when their spirited first remix made its way into the hands of Kompakt Records, gaining attention from some of electronica's most favoured selectors. Something about their productions showcased that they weren't just one trick ponies, but seasoned studio professionals. In fact, Out Of Sorts has always been there. And now, after huge international success under a different moniker, they have embraced a sound that's difficult to pigeonhole, leaving the past almost irrelevant – except that this is a duo who know how to bring it. From the grimiest clubs to the most revered festivals on the global circuit, somewhere in the abyss, you may just hear something out of sorts. Keep your ears open for their tracks on Beat & Path, a label they co-run alongside Balance member Uone. Ahead of their performance at the upcoming sold out Strawberry Fields festival, the duo found some time to send us an exclusive mix. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @outofsortsmusic Facebook:
10/5/20181 hour, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 075: TERR

Terr is the project of Daniela Caldellas, a Barcelona-based DJ-producer who grew up in Brazil’s Belo Horizonte. After spending her earlier years playing guitar in several punk bands, she asked her friends to teach he the basics of “computer music” only to unearth an infatuation with electronic production at the age of 19. Born in 2016 as Caldellas’ first solo project, the TERR moniker stems from the the 1970’s film “Fantastic Planet”: It is the name of the main human character. The debut release, a three-track EP titled ‘Burn the Past’, landed on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, followed in early 2017 with ‘Misantropicalia’ which “extended Terr’s musical horizons,” Caldellas explains. Her most recent release on Correspondent Records, the sprawling Neuromancer EP, has elevated Terr to a serious global contender. Stay tuned for her upcoming EP ‘Dust’ which will be released on the 5th of October through her own label Clash Lion. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @terr_music Facebook:
9/21/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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Balance Selections 074: Harvey McKay

As a DJ, Harvey McKay has an exceptional skill to read the crowd and has played at some of the biggest clubs around the world: Space Ibiza, Awakenings, Ultra Music Festival, Fabric, Space Miami and many more. He recently closed the first night of Loveland Weekender and has shows coming up at Intec's Sonar party, headlining the Elrow Stage at 18hrs Festival and also, of course, an Australian tour. With 3 Beatport Techno No.1’s to date, 9 top 10 releases Harvey was also Beatport techno’s 4th best selling artist of 2014. He has released on all the techno stalwarts: Drumcode, Cocoon, Bedrock, Intec and Soma. Described by Mixmag as ‘probably the techno pages most regular contributor’, Harvey McKay has created a distinctive style with a name that is synonymous with driving, soulful techno. Ahead of his Australian tour, the Glaswegian checked in with us for a stomping 60 minutes of hi-energy techno. Interview and tracklist here:…arin-epsilon/ Soundcloud: @harvey-mckay Facebook:
9/6/201859 minutes, 59 seconds
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Balance Selections 073: Darin Epsilon

Originally from Chicago and now based in Berlin, Darin Epsilon is undoubtedly one of the most reliable artists within the progressive scene, a fact that has been displayed in his offering to Balance. Dominating music and life in general, Darin has played at venues and festivals all over the globe and signed his work to the likes of Warung Records, Einmusika and his own imprint Perspectives Digital. To put the cherry on top, his work was also recently remixed by scene legend Sébastian Léger. In preparation for the podcast Darin spent weeks on end listening to thousands to tracks in order to deliver the perfect result, he also wrote three new originals exclusively for the mix - two of which made the final cut. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @darinepsilon Facebook:
8/24/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selection 072: Audiojack

Audiojack are the Leeds grown, Ibiza based duo who have built a solid reputation over the last decade as DJs, producers, remixers and label curators. Their original releases can be found on leading house and techno labels like Crosstown Rebels, 2020Vision and Hot Creations. Their remixes on labels such as Moon Harbour, B-Pitch Control and Diynamic, whilst Underworld, Groove Armada and Hot Since 82 are amongst the artists to have enlisted Audiojack for remixes. The duo have been mainstays on Ralph Lawson’s 2020Vision recordings for over a decade, where they released their debut album ‘Radio’, and several bestselling EPs including ‘Get Serious’ and ‘No Equal Sides’. More recently Audiojack signed to Jamie Jones’ infamous Hot Creations label, debuting with the heavily played ‘Vibrate’ EP, and subsequently they joined up with Damian Lazarus and his Crosstown Rebels imprint, starting with their ‘Turya’ EP which brings the words of a guided meditation into a club setting to create a heads-down-eyes-closed hypnotic experience. Audiojack are easily one of the globe’s most popular duos, and ahead of their Australasian tour they found some time to forward us an exclusive mix…. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @audiojackofficial Facebook:
8/15/201859 minutes, 13 seconds
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Balance Selections 071: Beatamines

DJ, producer, graphic artist and A&R manager for the Lauter Unfug label, the multi-talented Pascal Augner AKA Beatamines keeps himself busy. Constantly booked up with gigs, Beatamines colourful and melodic sound has helped him to reach the upper echelons of artists in Germany. In 2016 Pascal started as A&R for the label Lauter Unfug which brought him directly to Luxembourg’s club, Studio 21, where he is a resident for with the `rememberthevibe` parties. In the past few months Pascal has been playing regularly at clubs such as Watergate, Kater Blau and Ritter Butzke Berlin. This year he is celebrating a decade of music as Beatamines, and to celebrate he has put together a selection of beats – a timely reminder to keep taking your beatamines... Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @beatamines Facebook:
8/7/20181 hour, 24 seconds
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Balance Selections 070: Gary Beck

When it comes to DJs and producers, Glasgow provides. Yet another one of their favourite sons Gary Beck has reigned as one of the dance communities best since his inception in 2007. Racking up a list of achievements grand enough for any pool room, Gary has shows his worth time again with an Essential Mix, Boiler Room and by signing his music to many genre-leading labels including Drumcode, Soma and his own institution BEK. His big-room sound has had dance-lovers positively drooling for years and they’ll be happy to hear they had better pack an extra hanky, because there’s a new album on it’s way and this mix has the exclusive to a few of its gems. We’re ecstatic to have Gary in for Balance Selections: 070 and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the listen as much as we do. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @garybeck Facebook:
7/17/201857 minutes, 49 seconds
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Balance Selections 069: Pablo Bolivar

Seven Villas label boss Pablo Bolívar has been releasing music for well over a decade. Taking his first steps toward the electronic music world shortly after his teacher at school played him a Jean Michel Jarre record, Pablo began studying sound engineering, and then went on to begin working in the field in 1998. As well as releasing a conglomerate of releases of his own, Bolívar has also drawn on his skills as an engineer to assist in producing a number of different musicians including Miyamoto and Maurice Aymard. Today Pablo is still frequently releasing his deep brand of music, new work includes his EP ‘Unsurfaced’ and LP ‘Traverse’ written with Sensual Physical. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @pablo-bolivar Facebook:
7/10/201857 minutes, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 068: Nick Curly

Mannheim’s Nick Curly has been educating club-goers for over a decade. His own brand of tech house and techno is expertly displayed via his record label 8bit, as well as his era-defining imprint Cecile Records. Nick's productions have always been a key factor in his success, where he's signed his work to a multitude of leading labels including Truesol, Hot Since 82's Knee Deep In Sound and Adam Beyer's Drumcode. His touring schedule has him playing hundreds of shows per year which includes slots at large scale festivals and headline shows alike. Nick's month of June is as busy as any with 15 shows in 30 days across the entire expanse of Europe, which also features an appearance in Australia to lead him into the second half of 2018. Among his busy schedule, we caught up with Nick and were lucky enough to have him feature as our 68th Balance Selections podcast. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @nickcurly Facebook:
7/3/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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Balance Selections 067: DEMI

One of the more celebrated releases in the Balance canon is the 13th edition mixed in 2008, compiled by a trio of artists collectively known as SOS: Desyn Massielo, Omid 16B and Demi. Inspired by the music dexterity and skill from music greats such as Laurent Garnier and Danny Tenaglia, to the mixing artistry of pioneers like Sasha and John Digweed, both technique and selection go hand in hand for Demi. Recordings and experimental jam sessions alongside prolific and respected deep house producer Omid 16B as part of the SOS collective, lead to Demi's own development in the studio and ensured his production accelerated to the next level. (Several of those session productions were debuted on the acclaimed Ministry of Sound presents SOS - The Club compilation in 2010) Demi also received engineer credits on the Balance 25 compilation release by Danny Tenaglia who at the last minute whilst on tour in the UK, was called upon to sit in a session to help complete the project. On the 10th year anniversary of Balance 13 mixed by SOS, we have managed to catch up with DEMI (one third of SOS) for a chat and an exclusive podcast. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @asoylondon Facebook:
6/8/20181 hour, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 066: Brian Cid

Brian Cid is a Brooklyn-based DJ & producer with a level of musical talent that has taken the underground electronic music scene by storm. With a style that has no boundaries whatsoever, his productions touch upon deep house, techno, progressive house and more, and have been signed to a number of the most credible tastemaker record labels. This catalogue of innovative, genre-defying tracks has given Brian the opportunity to grace the decks at some of the best clubs, parties, & events across the globe, and has led to a DJ Mag nomination for 2017 Best Breakthrough DJ in their Best of North America awards. He is easily one of North America's most credible producers. The next chapter in the musical journey of Brian Cid is the recent launch of his project Endangered: a deep journey to the eclectic side of electronic music. The Endangered concept is both a record label for Brian to showcase his own music as well as other high-caliber artists he respects, but also an event series that combines music with live performance & art. Also watch out for his upcoming album which will be released on Balance Music, a deep and dark journey through the more cerebral parts of techno. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @briancid Facebook:
5/23/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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5/4/201821 minutes, 25 seconds
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5/4/201821 minutes, 14 seconds
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5/4/201821 minutes, 14 seconds
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20th April sees Canada’s electronic maestro Clarian release ‘Television Days’ – the second single taken from his same-titled debut LP, ‘Television Days’ (Balance Music). The track, which has been remastered especially for this release, is one of the album’s standout moments – with its mellow synths and other synthetic effects providing the perfect backdrop for the Canadian’s nonchalant, 80s inspired vocals. For More info:
4/20/20183 minutes, 6 seconds
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Balance Selections 065: David Hasert

David Hasert is a key figure in his hometown of Cologne, Germany’s local scene. Not only is he the label owner of LIKE Records, but as booking agent he is also the face of local club institution Reineke Fuchs. Known as an established DJ who performs weekly across Germany (and internationally), he is also a respected producer who has released on LIKE, Beats In Space and Dantze. Alongside Michaela Dippel he has even released on Kompakt Records under the production moniker DAMH. (A release that also featured DJ Koze and Matt Hamil remixes) The Cologne-native has crafted a mix that will be on your playlist for a while to come. Filled with deep, dark and introspective tracks this mix will introduce David Hasert to whole new audience... Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @david-hasert Facebook:
4/9/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 064: Oliver Schories

He might not be as well known as some of his peers, but Oliver Schories is quietly becoming a star that might just outshine them all. With countless global shows and a discography which is increasingly getting longer, Schories' appeal lies in his ability to deliver undeniably infectious tracks, and deliver bang-on sets every time he performs. His 2016 album Relatively Maybe was the perfect introduction into the German's world; that is a world filled with lush melodies and tight productions. Last year he was also the first choice for Global Underground to reboot their famous Nubreed series, a job he completed with aplomb. But there is no rest for the wicked and Schories just released Blitzbahn, his fifth studio album. And on the upcoming album we are promised '13 expansive cuts that showcase his incredible knack for straddling that House/Techno mid-point with consummate ease'. Count us in. To celebrate the release of 'Blitzbahn', we present you the latest Balance Selections mix from the man himself... Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @oliverschories Facebook:
3/6/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Balance Selections 063 Dance Spirit

Christopher Mohn and Reagan Denius aka Dance Spirit have built their own sound with a focus of rhythm, timbre, melody and movement as their driving force – a sound that has lead them to many of the worlds leading festivals, a list that includes Coachella, Desert Hearts, Piknik Electonik, City Fox, Lightning in a Bottle and Sacbe. They’ve been signed to record labels Bedrock, Kindisch, Culprit, Akbal Music, Superfreq and more, and they have just signed an EP to Get Physical. Indeed, the Flying Circus residents are slowly becoming a name you can’t ignore. As this mix showcase, their sound is one that is deep, affecting and stomping all at the same time. This is proper underground sounds which will impress. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @dance-spirit Facebook:
3/1/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Balance Selections 062: Dave Seaman

Dave Seaman is one of the original movers and shakers of the UK house movement. He has been DJing for over 25 years playing in over 70 countries around the world. He was the first editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from U2 to Kylie and David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys. He has also done over 20 mix compilations for the likes of Global Underground, Renaissance and Radio 1's Essential Mix, and also been the main man behind the independent dance music labels, Stress Records, Audio Therapy and now his new imprint, Selador Recordings. Quite simply, Dave Seaman is one of the legends of electronic house music. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @daveseaman Facebook:
2/8/201859 minutes, 55 seconds
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Balance Selections 061: Quivver

'In deep space. Abandoned. Many crew? Negative.' That is the immortal line from the huge Space Manouevres anthem 'Stage One', an exemplary piece of production which arguably defined the late-90's and early-00's progressive house scene. John Graham played an integral part in that era, not only through the Quivver handle (check 'She Does'), but through monikers like the Space Manouevers, Skanna, Stoneproof and Tilt (from 93 - 2002). You might be even more blown away to learn about his work in Hollywood as a movie scorer: 'The Taking of Pelham 123', Twelve' and 'Shrek Forever After (2010); plus recorded music for video game trailers such as 'Transformers', The Call of Duty' series and 'Batman: Arkham City Riddler'. His credentials speak for itself, and of late a whole new generation is opening itself up to Graham's talent. Last year he became Beatport's third-highest selling progressive artist with 'Mumbo Jumbo' (it also went on to find itself in Beatport͛'s Top 10 best-selling progressive tracks at the end of that year). Released on Bedrock, it also became the label's number one selling single of 2017. His new imprint, Controlled Substance, just celebrated it's debut release with new Quivver track 'Hype', which is certainly living up to its name: 'Controlled Substance is already ranked 88th in the top progressive label on Beatport, after just one release - so it’s pretty hard to be disappointed with that.' And it's not hard to see why the label is charging to the front, 'Hype' is an impressive piece of production. With the news that Quivver will be doing the coveted closing set at the Rainbow Serpent Festival on his upcoming Australian visit, this mix should serve a the perfect primer of what to expect. This is deep, dark and driving in equal spades. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @quivver_john_graham Facebook:
1/21/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 060: Third Son

There can be no doubt that Third Son is a name swiftly becoming more recognisable on global dancefloors. His mixture of deep, brooding melodies and tight, techno productions are starting to find favour amongst many - and his laser-precision DJ sets are in high demand. Joseph Thomas Price comes from good stock, a musical family based in London who trained him as a musician from a young age. As a teenager he developed a taste for jazz before being seduced by rock music, before Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ really showed him the potential of electronic music. (‘That blurring of electronic and rock music was a real revelation for me at the time’) This healthy appetite for all shades of music has developed a sound which has piqued global interest, and he is already traveling the world as a full-time DJ only one year after the conception of the Third Son project. Price’s moody techno can also be found on scene labels like Noir, Einmusika and Syncopate - not to mention his own Polymath imprint. With an EP coming out on Gardens of God's label, Sodai, and Dense and Pika's Kneaded Pains imprint, it stands to reason that interest will only skyrocket more. Price will be heading to Australia to play at the Rainbow Serpent Festival alongside shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Launceston (check dates below). Ahead of his arrival the producer has taken the time to compile the 60th edition of our Balance Selections podcast series: expect deep heat from start to finish. Interview and tracklist here: Soundcloud: @thirdsonuk Facebook: Catch Third Son on his Australian tour at one of these upcoming dates: Friday 19th January: Thick as Thieves Fridays @ Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne Saturday 20th January: The Burdekin, Sydney Thursday 25th January: Our House Resurrection, Launceston Saturday 27th January: Rainbow Serpent Festival, Victoria
1/17/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Balance Selections 059: Adana Twins

Hamburg isn’t the first city you think off when you consider global hubs for nightlife, but Hamburg has turned out to be the quiet achiever. Recently named as the world's number one city for nightlife, Hamburg has well and truly situated itself as a destination for nocturnal activities. And right in the middle of that is local heroes Adana Twins (btw they aren’t real twins)… Formed in 2006, Adana Twins was forged through a platform of laid-back hip-hop alongside techno. Their 2012 Exploited Records offering, ‘Strange’ and ‘Everyday’, really showcased their wide-ranging musical upbringing (‘Strange’ was a tribute towards 60’s act The Doors) - and also opened them up to a global audience. 

Since then, the duo has been on a production tear, their deep take on house endearing themselves wherever they play. Of late, they have started to dabble with a more muscular techno sound, point in case the recent outdoor festival-sounding throb of ‘Uncompromising, released earlier this year on fellow Hamburg producer Solomon’s Diynamic imprint (it also spent a fair amount of time on the Beatport charts). The duo will be heading to Australia and New Zealand over the new year with dates at festivals like Beyond the Valley and Earth just outside of Melbourne, Space Ibiza in Sydney and also Rhythm and Alps in New Zealand. Other dates include the Tiny Dancer NYD event in Melbourne and Revolver Upstairs the week after. Ahead of their arrival the duo took some time to prepare a mix featuring music form acts like Rodriquez Jr, Margot, Denis Horvat, and recent Balance Selections compiler Tim Engelhardt. Prepare yourself for a double injection of deepness from Hamburg’s finest. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @adanatwins Facebook:
12/18/20171 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 058: Khen

You pay attention when industry heavyweights like Sasha and Guy J name check an artist as a potential ‘one to watch'... and Khen is definitely worthy of that. Through a consistent stream of high quality releases on labels like microCastle, Lost & Found, Sudbeat, Bedrock and Vivrant, the Tel Aviv-native has earned himself a rightful place as an equal in the the group of highly talented artists coming from his home country of Israel (Guy J, Mantzur, Shlomi Aber, Sahar Z). The fans have showed their support too, his ‘One Day of Independence’ debut LP on said Lost & Found went on to peak at number 1 on the Beatport top 100 progressive and overall releases charts. And his tour dairy is becoming increasingly busier, booking requests filtering in from all corners from the globe. There is a lot to like about this podcast, from his own productions to tracks from artists like past Balance Selections compliers Stelios Vassiloudis, BOg and Guy Mantzur, all flawlessly presented in way that should win over a lot of listeners. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @khenmusic Facebook:
11/24/20171 hour, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 057: Shall Ocin

A techno storm is brewing in Barcelona - and its name is Shall Ocin.

.. Over the last 3 years Shall Ocin has been on a roll with some huge productions, culminating in him becoming a highly valued member of Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio stable. Not only is his productions filled with laser precision engineering, but his melodies draw inspiration from a subconscious space which only a lucky few inhabit. (Check the busy, care-free structure on ‘Tribute to Summertime’, or the almost stern-like melodic charge of 'Forgive Me’)

 Recently the producer made headlines with the launch of his brand new label Clash Lion, anticipation stretched to its limits due to the debut track which featured the return of Maetrik (ICYDK who that is, it’s Maceo Plex’s highly popular techno alter ego). Quite the coup... On Balance Selections 57 Shall feature 4 tracks from his label Clash Lion alongside tracks from Maetrik, Fur Coat, Isolee, Fort Romeau and more. Brace yourself for some serious dancefloor action... Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @paneoh Facebook:
11/8/20171 hour
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Balance Selections 056: Monkey Safari

Being in a production duo with your brother seems like it could potentially be a recipe for conflict, but for Germany’s Monkey Safari this couldn’t be further from the truth. For these two siblings there isn't time for bickering, their name an easy clue into their sunny disposition. Even their bio states that ‘their mandate remains the same, sending sunny vibes to make even the darkest dance floors smile.’ And that they do with ease… They can’t be locked down into one sound either, their discography feature a wide variety of labels from Minus to Bedrock to Solar Distance. (And don’t forget their own imprint Homage who recently signed tracks from Blond:ish and John Tejada). On the collaboration front they can count studio sessions with the likes of Moby, Guy Gerber, Josh Wink and more, the demand by artists to collaborate with them getting stronger by the day. And for good reason too, they currently seem to have the midas touch (their recent release ‘Oxy’, featured as part of John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock Frequencies’ compilation, reached #2 in Beatport’s Progressive House chart.) They also have a brand new album 'Odyssee' which just got released on their Hommage label after a consuming production effort: ’It was a very long process for us, hence the title.’ Monkey Safari will be heading to Australia late in November for a weekend’s worth of dates which includes Strawberry Fields festival (check last week’s Balance Selections with Tim Engelhardt for another Strawberry Fields featured act): ‘We’re playing Ricardo's in Sydney on Friday, Strawberry Fields Festival and XE54 in Melbourne on Saturday, and a secret garden party in Perth on Sunday.’ And just in time they have delivered a fresh Balance Selections mix. Forget about what you think you know of Monkey Safari, with tracks from Ben Klock, Recondite, Tale of Us and more, they once again prove with this mix that they are brilliantly illusive to pin down. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @monkeysafari Facebook:
11/1/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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Balance Selections 055: Tim Engelhardt

There is no doubt that Tim Engelhardt is considered one of the scene's most talented up-and-coming electronic music stars. If you need proof just have a look at his discography: He released his first track at the age of 14, and since then he has gone on to release over 20 singles and EPs before the age of 20 (he is currently 19 years of age). It was the music of fellow Cologne resident Robert Babicz which inspired Tim’s journey into electronic music, and in a serendipitous twist of fate the revered engineer also took Tim under his wing, further inspiring Engelhardt to continue producing. All of his productions have a big emphasis on melody, and it’s this unique melodic sense he possess which has seen labels like Innervisions, Poker Flat, Traum Schallplatten and Babiczstyle all sign Tim Engelhardt tracks. This Balance Selections mix drops just in time for his upcoming Australian tour which includes a highly anticipated slot at Strawberry Fields festival alongside acts like Sebastian Mullaert, Andrew Weatherall, Daniel Avery, Monkey Safari, Frankey & Sandrino.... you get the idea, it's a big lineup. And you won't be disappointed with this effort, it's filled with glorious Tim Engelhardt originals alongside cuts from artists like Trikk and Toto Chiavetta. The future of dance music sure is looking good… Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @timengelhardt Facebook:
10/24/201759 minutes, 56 seconds
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Balance Selections 054: Finnebassen

Finnebassen might be one of the more well known house cats to come out of his home country of Norway. He is a naturally talented musician who won’t shy away from playing live guitar on his productions, always favouring a hint of nostalgia to permeate his tracks. A regular performer in his hometown since 2008, it was only from 2012 onwards when the rest of the world sat up and noticed. Then again, how you could you not pay attention to the Norwegian’s amazing run of nu-disco and house flavoured productions. His release on Electronique Digital ‘If You Only Knew’ reached number 3 on the Beatport Nu Disco Chart, and the Noir Music-signed track 'Touching Me' reached the number one spot on Beatport’s Deep House chart. Not to mention releases on labels including The House of Disco and even major players like Warner Music. Gig-wise Romania and Belgium are all scheduled for the Finnebassen treatment later this year, alongside appearances at Berlin's Watergate, Amsterdam ADE, and a tour of Brazil in November. As the first Norwegian artist to do a Balance Selections podcast, Finnebassen does not disappoint. And with tracks from Minilogue, Red Axes and Trikk, this mix will soothe many ears. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @finnebassen Facebook:
10/20/20171 hour, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 053: John Acquaviva

Canada’s John Acquaviva is one of those behind-the-scene players whose influence spread far and wide. He is a businessman, artist and punter in equal spades, and have dedicated 4 decades to the global dance music industry. As a co-founder of Beatport and Final Scratch, he has helped sculpt the dance music transition from analogue to digital, and from vinyl to CDJs and laptops. (’I think of it as a horse and buggy age in that once you have a car, which in DJ life was both Final Scratch technology and Pioneer perfecting CDs, it’s hard to go back.) A chance meeting in 1989 with fellow Canuck Richie Hawtin, lead to the creation of one of the most pivotal techno imprints, Plus 8 Records (which released music form artist like Cybersonik, Speedy J, Kenny Larkin and Plastikman). They followed that up in 1993 with the more house and tech-flavoured Definitive Records, which, almost 25 years later is still relevant as ever. Today, Acquaviva calls himself a vinyl collector, insatiable entrepreneur, executive film producer and label owner. Yet above all, John Acquaviva is the quintessential performer at heart. His DJ career has surged forward with sets at BPM Festival, Space Ibiza, Output in Brooklyn, Bellevue in Zurich and Crobar in Buenos Aires to name a few. With tracks from Henrik Schwarz, Matthias Tanzmann, Artslaves and more, this is a deep and body-moving tech workout with one the scene’s most reliable and longest-serving pioneers. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @jacq Facebook:
10/14/20171 hour, 11 seconds
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Balance Selections 052: Oliver Huntemann

Oliver Huntemann... Need we say more? One of the true pioneers, you can trace his roots all the way back to the early 90's as a early member of Humate, work your way through his many accomplishments and end up at today where he is still as relevant as ever. Not only has he added his expert touch to some of the globe's biggest acts (from Underworld, to Chemical Brothers to Depeche Mode), but his label Ideal Audio has been releasing deadset quality since 2008 (and that includes his album H-3). The German is also extremely sough-after as a collaborator, and his co-productions with Dubfire in particular, resulted in some of that year's biggest dancefloor bombs. Of late, Huntemann is constantly releasing quality through his label Senso Sounds, which has grown exponentially in popularity. And as the legend tells us, there are plenty more to come: 'The priority for this year is set on the release of my new album 'Propaganda‘, coming out on Friday 13th of October. The singles 'Poltergeist‘ and 'Rotlicht‘ are already rotating very well and ’m very excited to have the whole story soon available for everyone. Beside this I have just signed great new singles to Senso Sounds from my buddy Hatzler, Brasilian DJ Alex Stein, German producer Carlo Ruetz and some cool tracks from various artists for the succesful Senso Sounds Level Series.' Currently on tour in Australia, we count ourselves lucky that Oliver has found the time to craft a podcast which throbs and pulsates in all the right places. With tracks from Andre Winter, Tale of Us and of course, Oliver himself, this is the sound of a true techno craftsman. Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @oliver-huntemann Facebook:
9/22/20171 hour, 3 minutes
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Balance Selections 051: Christian Smith

For over a decade now Christian Smith has been at the top of his game, and as one of the world’s leading exponents of techno, he has made his mark as a DJ, producer and label boss. Born in Stockholm, he had his formative years in Frankfurt, after which he spent some time in the USA before moving to Sao Paulo. Currently residing in Palma, Mallorca, you can say that his love for music is on par with his passion for experiencing different cultures, a lust for life which translate into his music and the success of his label, Tronic. Since 1997 Tronic has been the go-to label for serious techno action, releasing tracks from the likes of Chus & Ceballos, ANNA, Paco Osuna, Loco & Jam, Kaiserdisco, Enrico Sangiuliano, Nick Curly and more. It recently celebrated it’s 200th release too, an impressive feat indeed, and is currently the number two best-selling techno label on Beatport. Tronic will also house his upcoming album which is slated for a release in October, a project which will feature collaborations with Victor Ruiz, Harry Romero, 2pole, Wehbba, Drunken Kong, and John Selway: ‘I am very pleased with the outcome of this project. Its mostly club tracks, but they all fit together nicely’. An enticing prospect. Considering that majority of Christian’s online mixes are live recordings, we could’t be more happy to finally tease the label boss to create a special studio mix - and he shares the sentiment: ‘It’s very rare that I actually do mixes at home. I tend to use live recordings only, so this was a special one for me.’ On his Balance podcast you will get to hear some of the unreleased collaborations from the upcoming album, alongside another side to the producer: ‘I prepared a mix that’s still very much me, but also slightly more musical techno.’ interview + Tracklist: Soundcloud: @christiansmith Facebook:
9/17/20171 hour, 59 seconds
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Balance Selections 050: Phil K

In 2002 the fourth instalment of the Balance Series was mixed by Melbourne favourite Phil K, its combination of the then in-vogue tribal house and nu-breaks regarded by many as one of the highlights in the series. Not long after he was tapped by DJ Mag to be a part of their DJ World Series campaign, and he compiled an 11-track cover mount CD which showcased Australian breakbeat producers. Depending on who you converse with, this mix is considered one the best breaks mixes ever compiled (and in this writer’s opinion it is a very valid argument). Phil is also part of production duo Lo-step (alongside Luke Chable) who in 2007 released their criminally underrated debut LP Because We Can on Global Underground. More famously, their music found heavy support from Sasha who signed ‘Burma‘ for his classic Involver mix. (On that note too, Phil has teased us with the promise of new Lo-step music: “Before the end of the year a couple of new Lo-step remixes which I can’t talk about yet…”

) But when it comes to technique he has few rivals, and this is one of many reasons Phil K is considered one of the best in the world. In his hometown of Melbourne (and for those in the know around the world), Phil is revered as the DJ’s DJ, a technician who’s curiosity and love for new technology is only upstaged by his ability to tame each new item and employ it into his sets as if it’s been around for years. Even Pioneer has acknowledged his innate understanding of technology, and they approached him to help with the development of a prototype for the DVJ-X1 (the first visual and audio live mixer). What we are getting at is that Phil K is a deadset legend and there aren’t many on this planet that can claim the skills or natural talent that he possess. Needless to say, we are ecstatic to finally have Phil compile us a mix, and in light of our mini-milestone of 50 podcasts, just in time too: He is an artist who has played such a vital part in the Balance narrative. With this mix he has delivered a engaging 2 hour extravaganza which in true Phil K style traverse breaks, house, techno, and whatever else. Featuring a mouth-watering selection of forward-thinking artists including Objekt, Pangaea, Kowton plus tracks from Phil’s new production alias Digital Stars… This is something else... interveiw + Tracklist: Soundcloud: @peaking Facebook:
8/31/20172 hours, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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Balance Selections 049: Pig&Dan

A chance meeting between two airplane passengers turn into one of the most enduring techno/house production duos of our time... What would the odds on that be? Well, apparently not that bad, as that is exactly what happened between Dan Duncan and Igor Tchkotoua when, unbeknown to each other, they booked the same flight in '99. That chance meeting set a series of events in motion which has turned them into one of today's most popular techno acts. In the early 00’s their Submission Record label released bomb after Pig&Dan bomb; each release’s minimal and uniquely coloured artwork catching your attention in the record store, the music on it arresting your attention on the dancefloor. Straddling a fine line between techno, progressive, house and whatever else they felt inspired by, those early days set them up for a promising career which payed dividends: Labels like Yoshitoshi, Cocoon and Herzblut all came knocking and the gig invites started to flow in. Today Pig&Dan can easily be considered underground mainstays, and their increasingly tougher techno sound has become a firm favourite with audiences globally. Their label, Elevate, has been responsible for some heavy Beatport chart toppers; just check their latest production ‘Obsession’ which is currently doing serious dancefloor damage. Adam Beyer’s popular Drumcode imprint have also been releasing Pig&Dan productions of late, and as Dan Duncan informs us : 'Next in line is 'La Bruja' which is our newest track about to drop on Drumcode's new A -Sides compilation this August.’ No doubt that will be another bullseye... Ahead of Pig&Dan's Australian tour (Dan Duncan will be flying the flag solo this time around), the duo have delivered a mix with the tough-as nails beats reigned in just a touch: 'In this mix we wanted to project a bit smoother and more melodic side to our sound. Something that's not so peak time and spread our musical wings just to show our versatility.’ Featuring brand new collaborations alongside H.O.S.H. and Monika Kruse, this mix is 100% proof of why Pig&Dan is in such high demand... Soundcloud: @pig-and-dan Facebook: Interview + tracklisting:
8/14/20171 hour, 27 seconds
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Balance Selections 048: 16 Bit Lolitas

If you are a dedicated electronic music fan, there really is no need to give you too much of an introduction into the world of 16 Bit Lolitas. For those that are uninitiated, welcome to a whole new world. The Dutch duo of Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek have been around since the early 00's, releasing the sort of productions which always reserved space in many revered DJ bags. They received worldwide recognition with tracks like ‘Murder Weapon’, ‘Nobody Seems To Care’, ‘Sedna’ and remixes for the likes of Sander Kleinenberg and Armin van Buuren. Where many early-00's prog producers faded away, 16BL endured its heyday to stay as relevant today as they were a decade ago. Lately, the 16 Bit Lolitas have been focusing some of that energy into their side project, Cubicolor; a project with Tim Digby-Bell which of late has been gaining some serious momentum, even seeing them receive some attention outside of the club scene (they 'are currently working hard on the new Cubicolor album'). For their Balance excursion the Dutch boys have kept to form with a beautifully crafted selection of tracks and remixes from artists like Patrice Baumel, Trikk, Audiofly, Adriatique and more. And needless to say, 16BL have delivered a masterful mix. Soundcloud: @16bitlolitas Facebook: Interview + tracklisting:
8/7/201759 minutes, 48 seconds
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Balance Selections 047: UNER

Back in 2009 when UNER made his debut on Diynamic Records, the 'Raw Sweat' EP alongside Coyu, you would have been hard pressed to bet against the Spaniard becoming a global player. And as expected, he lived up to his potential, going on to become a recipient of Vicious Awards' Best Newcomer and Artist of the Year categories (Vicious Magazine is a Spanish dance music publication), while sponsorship deals with top brands like Native Instruments, Burn and Adidas showed just how marketable he became. But is the music any good? It sure is, and if you need proof, just go and have a listen to any one of his productions on labels like Visionquest, Cocoon, Cadenza and Cécille. And for a comprehensive understanding of what UNER is about, buy his 2014 debut LP release '432' (released on Diynamic), it really showcased his love for house, techno, melodies and vocal harmonies. The Spainard also play an important role in various party brands around the world, including Ants at Ushuaia, Ibiza (he is the resident), Carl Cox's The Revolution, Berlin’s Watergate, festivals like Sonar, and regular visits to the Americas: "The USA is a place where I have been going to a few times a year, and I am headed to San Francisco and Los Angeles at the end of July." For this Balance Selections mix UNER has called upon melodies brushed with percussion for inspiration. And he has put in some extra effort into creating this too: 'I started out with a normal mix but then playing and adding LIVE parts over the tracks as percussions, melodies and atmospheric sounds. So you could say that I almost did my own rework of every track on this podcast.' With a tracklist which feature acts like Eagles & Butterflies, Third Son and Fort Romeau, this should resonate with many Balance listeners. Interview and Tracklist: Soundcloud: @uner Facebook:
7/24/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 046: BOg

Romanian native BOg resides in Paris, where he is known for layering electronic beats to atmospheric, optimistic rhythms. His ability to weave together twinkling tapestries of scattered beats almost feels futuristic. The big break for the Romanian came in 2014 after he met John Digweed through the annual DJ competition, Burn Residency, all leading to BOg being signed to Bedrock Records. As one can expect, hanging out with a legend like Digweed has led to BOg progressing his skills swiftly, and word about the producer's forward-thinking productions are starting to get new fans by the day. And after his recent Innervisions-released collaboration alongside Tim Engelhardt, 'No More Words', you can expect his profile to flourish even more. The 46th edition of Balance Selections is a soulful journey across eleven tracks featuring artists like Doctor Dru, Andhim and André Hommen alongside a number of unreleased BOg tracks. With plenty of highs, BOg has shown with this mix that he is a talent to keep tabs on... Soundcloud: @bogmusicoff Facebook: Interview + tracklisting:
7/12/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Balance Selections 045: Stelios Vassiloudis

Over the last 10 years Stelios Vassiloudis has released music under various monikers and aliases for labels such as Bedrock, Poker Flat and Audiomatique. Not only has he received support form high profile labels, but some of his most vocal supporters over the years have been luminaries such as Sasha, Josh Wink, Laurent Garnier and Steve Bug. A notable achievement in recent years for Vassiloudis was the release of his debut album on John Digweed's esteemed Bedrock imprint. Released to critical acclaim in late 2011, 'It Is What It Is' spanned across 2 discs of original compositions, and set the global stage for Stelios as an artist with a very unique production style. On his mix for Balance, the Greek producer has opted for a very upfront selection of tracks from artists such as Dauwd, Recondite, dubspeeka and more. No doubt this one will have you coming back for more… For more info:
6/30/201758 minutes, 28 seconds
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Balance Selections 044: Guy Mantzur

For podcast number 44, Mantzur has stayed true to form with another blinder of a mix which showcase his attention to detail: 'I'm taking my mixes and everything else I do really seriously, putting lots of effort into finding the right music that can complete the journey and express who I am and how I feel at the moment'. Featuring tracks from Dee Montero, Adam Port, and of course Mantzur himself, this is a masterclass from one of the game's top players. For more info:
6/22/201759 minutes, 59 seconds
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Balance Selections 043: Huxley

In 2012 Michael Dodman AKA Huxley solidified himself on the global scene through his breakthrough single ‘Let It Go’. The Hypercolour released track went on to become one of that year’s biggest singles, even Resident Advisor gave it their seal of approval with a 4/5 review and a ‘RA Recommends’ stamp. The track’s use of minimal elements for maximum results really showcased his impressive grasp on electronic music, and since then Dodman has become one of the scene’s most booked DJs and producers with further releases on Aus, 20/20, Defected, Rinse and more. It is easy to see why he is so popular as his DJ sets can traverse through the whole spectrum of electronic music, keeping it interesting but never straying too far from the right side of groove. Be it musically or philosophically (his Huxley pseudonym is inspired by famous philosopher Aldous Huxley), Dodman is a real explorer who is always moving forward, and of late he has adopted an harder edged sound. His Balance Selections mix is a perfect snapshot of what the Englishman is all about today. It connects the dots through various dance floor moods that keeps it interesting throughout for a satisfying listen. Soundcloud: @huxley_uk Facebook: Interview + tracklisting:
6/9/20171 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 042: Ramon Tapia

Ramon Tapia is an artist who goes about doing what he loves in a very unassuming way. With career that stretches back to the early 00′s, Tapia is an experienced servant of the global scene and a highly important cog in the local Dutch and Belgium scenes. Whether you are after a rolling techno set or an ice-breaker house set, Ramon Tapia is your man. The Dutchman’s booking schedule is prove of how popular he his with performances in the past week alone including countries like Egypt, Dubai, Beirut and Switzerland. One look at his discography reveals a producer who is very busy, and with over 130 remixes to his name, a producer who is very much in-demand. He has released a diverse selection of tracks on an equally diverse selection of labels stretching from Bedrock to Suara to house mainstay Strictly Rhythm and more. (In 2010 he also mixed a compilation for the New York-based Strictly Rhythm). Of late, his Say What? imprint has been a dependable vehicle for his own productions, his latest being a collaboration EP with Rik Watts. Balance Selections 42 is filled with main room igniters from artists like Steve Lawler, Jesse Perez, Sean Collier and Daniel Steinberg. Also included are two unreleased tracks from the man himself scheduled to drop later this year, plus music from new artists to look out for: ‘One artist who you should watch out for is Gallya, she really makes cool dark stuff and is featuring a lot in my record collection right now.’ No doubt you will enjoy this one… Soundcloud: @ramon-tapia Facebook: Interview and tracklist here:
5/23/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Balance Selections 041: Omid 16B

They don’t come more experienced in dance music than Omid Nourizadeh aka Omid 16B. For the last 20 years the Londoner has done it all: manage record labels; releasing on pivotal imprints; performing all over the world, and even compiling mix CD compilations. Back in the early 00’s you would’ve been hard pressed to find a DJ tracklist which didn’t feature a 16B remix or track. Surely, one of the more memorable moments of the whole Global Underground series has to be on CD1 of John Digweed’s Los Angeles outing: Madam’s frenetic ‘Penetration' (Madam vs. Bipath) mixing into 16B’s blissed-out remix of Electric Tease’s ‘Your Lovin’. His productions and remixes on prog house imprints like Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi and Bedrock included the euphoric 'Driving To Heaven’ and the provocative beats of 'True (The Faggot Is You)’. His outing with Desyn Masiello and Demi as dance trio SOS lead to a mix compilation for Balance, for many a definite highlight of the whole series. Yes, the term legend can get watered down in today’s climate of click bait headlines, but in this case it is extremely justified. For this podcast Omid have opted to go with what he knows best, creating a journey through sound: 'My aim was to find a balance between what makes one move and shake through to being able to lay back and have a musical experience with a story!’ What a treat. Soundcloud: @sexonwax Facebook: Interview and tracklist:
5/9/20171 hour, 20 seconds
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Balance Selections 040: Blond:ish

Part of the highly regarded Kompakt family, Blond:ish have carved out their own niche thanks to their original sound and fun-loving approach to life. Better known to their parents as Anstascia D'elene and Vivie Ann Bakos, their productions have found home on labels which include Get Physical, Leftroom and Noir, and they have become a staple on the international club and festival circuit. Learning their trade at Cherry Nightclub in their then home town of Montreal (where they promoted and DJ-ed at their mid-week event called Blond:ish), it was a move to London which lead to a chance meeting with the Kompakt crew through a mutual friend. A series of releases later, in particular 'Endless Games' resonating far and wide, and the Canadians are now card holding members to one of the world's most prestigious imprints. You would be hard pressed to find a better 2015 LP debut release than their 'Welcome to the Present', an introspective musical journey into back-to-nature mysticism and spiritual groove. The release featured a host of shamanic and organic-sounding instruments, and, with its nod to philosopher Alan Watts, strongly alluded towards their holistic approach to life (and music). With our 40th podcast next up, the stars have finally aligned for the duo to deliver us a mix that was put together during some time off. ('We made it in Bali in between our yoga, meditation and spa days lol'). It even includes a fresh new production (the first track in the mix), spawned from a very recent recording session they had: 'We made it in a couple hours and just jammed along the groove track'. Featuring music from Ricardo Villalobos, Tuff City Kids, Dorisburg and more, this mix, as Blond:ish puts it, was made for times 'when you wanna get in the groooooove.' And they have absolutely nailed it.... Interview + tracklist: Soundcloud: @blondish Facebook:
4/22/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Balance Selections 039: Jeremy Olander

Looking back at 2016, Jeremy Olander could make a case that it was his biggest year so far... He launched his new label Vivrant which saw 4 out of the first 5 releases make it to number one on Beatport, and he also took the brand on a label tour across 5 continents which included a sold out hometown gig to 1200 people alongside Henry Saiz, Finnebassen and Charlie Don’t Surf. His Talespin EP on Suara made it to number one on Beatport's Top 100 Releases chart, and the B-side, ‘Panorama’, sat at number one on the Progressive chart for impressive 35 days straight. On the remix front, Olander notably reworked ‘LETTERS’, the Sailor & I and Eekkoo collaboration released on Big Beat/Atlantic - a remix which is quickly approaching 1 million streams on Spotify. 2017 is well set to be even better: The ‘Damon’ EP is out now on his own imprint (the first release from Olander this year); upcoming is an collaboration EP with past Balance Selections compiler Cristoph, and a non-stop tour schedule is ensuring the Vivrant label owner is taking his sound globally. For this podcast the Swede has delivered a mix which feature an exciting amount of new Jeremy Olander productions: 'I’ve included a lot of unheard stuff to make it stand out and show people what I’ve been working on lately.’ Olander told us, 'Most of these I haven't played at any shows so I'm excited to try and gauge what people might like by the reactions’. And we can only think the reactions will be positive. Jeremy Olander has gone above and beyond to deliver something special. Interview & tracklist: Soundcloud: @jeremyolander Facebook:
4/14/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Balance Selections 038: Emanuel Satie

In 2015 Emanuel Satie carved a name for himself through a series of dancefloor bombs released on imprints like DTFD, Get Physical and Audiojack’s Gruuv. This good run of releases culminated in him being included in Resident Advisor’s 'Top Charted Tracks of 2015' (that would be the track 'Private Show’ on Get Physical, a track which Pete Tong championed as having 'probably my favourite bassline of 2015’). But Satie were only warming up, and 2016 saw him produce an even more consistent string of successful tracks. His rework of Late Nite Tuff Guy’s remix of DJ Le Roi & Roland Clark’s 'I Get Deep' hit number 1 on the overall Beatport charts and held strong in the top 5 for 6 weeks. Then there is his his debut single on Nic Fancuilli’s Saved Records, 'Come As You Are’, which got a fair rinsing across the scene’s biggest dancefloors. And the transformation from aspiring to full time global player was complete when Mixmag touted him as 'one to watch' 'in their 'Hot 6' feature. For the next Balance Selections podcast the Berlin-based DJ has crafted an immersive tech-house workout which rolls and rumbles in all the right spots. 'I wanted to build a journey out of old and new, but timeless tunes', Satie explains, and with tracks from acts like Reboot, Radio Slave, Photek and even Human League included in the mix, we think that he has achieved that quite expertly... Interview + tracklisting: Soundcloud: @emanuel-satie Facebook:
4/13/201759 minutes, 40 seconds
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Balance Selections 037: Enrico Sangiuliano

Enrico Sangiuliano experienced the sort of rise that will serve as inspiration for many a bedroom producer out there. Well known in his native Italy as a class DJ, Sangiuliano played his local circuit for 10 years before the world took notice. After building on his production skills and developing his own sound, the Italian began getting signed to some of the world's top techno labels including Truesoul, Herzblut and Gem Records, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he gained traction on an international scale. His breakthrough track, a remix of DJ Boris’ 'Can You Hear Me', sat at #1 on Beatport’s techno chart for a staggering 14 weeks. Backing it up time and time again, the techno mastermind has almost spent more time in the charts than he has out of them. In 2015 Enrico sat at #8 for the world's best selling techno artist, a feat he then bettered in 2016 when he claimed the #1 spot. More recently he was asked to remix the Moby classic 'Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad', and in typical Sangiuliano-style, he delivered an absolute belter. Fast forward to today, and after taking a four-month break from production, Enrico has recently returned back to the studio. Ahead of his upcoming Australian tour, he’s told Balance that there is plenty of new music on it’s way, some of which can be found in this Balance Selections podcast. The mix is an hour slice from a set earlier in March at the huge Rotterdam Rave in Massilo, Rotterdam (where he shared the bill with acts like Alan Fitzpatrick, Dave Clarke, Joris Voorn and more). Be ready. This one goes off like a bomb from the get go…. Interview & tracklisting: Soundcloud: @enrico-sangiuliano Facebook:
4/3/20171 hour, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 034: Just Be

Just Be aka Bushwacka aka Matthew Benjamin’s story arose from deep within the UK’s underground warehouse and illegal rave scene. Beginning in the 80s and 90s, he found it a space where he had unparalleled creative freedom to explore and develop as an artist. Just Be’s past has now seeped into the present, and as the years have gone by, we’ve seen him push boundaries of house, breakbeat, techno, downtempo and ambience alike. A collection of styles that have since lead him down a path to become the highly sort-after DJ/producer that he is today. Officially, Just Be’s career kicked off with a 14-year residency in London’s legendary The End, the abandoned train tunnel turned nightclub was a leg up in the dance world and propelled him into the international circuit. Since then, his time as a touring artist has seen him headline some of the worlds leading clubs such as Cocoon, DC10 and the now defunct Space in Ibiza. Clubs aside, Just Be is also no stranger to festival life. He’s featured on the dusty plains of the Black Rock Dessert for a sunrise set at Burning Man’s Robot Heart stage, The BPM Festival and many more. Fast forward to the present and Just Be now has 6 artist albums with another one on its way, 120 remixes and 160 tracks. To top it off he also has another EP soon to be released on Get Physical Music. In compiling this bumping house mix for Balance Selections, Just Be waited until the last minute so he could pick his favourite and most recent tracks from his collection, a mix where he’s managed to squeeze 18 tracks into his one-hour set. When asked about his podcast he told Balance ‘I haven’t actually put my own music on this mix. I meant to, but there is so much good music I had to pass on, and I just went with what felt right’ – and as usual, his feeling was spot on. Interview and tracklist:
2/21/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Balance Selections 032: Ashley Casselle

Back in 2001 we can remember buying a Mixmag featuring a free covermount CD mixed by Timo Maas. The opening track on that mix was Ashtrax’s ‘Helsinki’, a gloriously lush electronica track which was uplifting and cosmic in equal doses: it really encapsulated exactly what people loved about forward thinking dance music. Forward to now, and Ashley Casselle (formerly one half of Ashtrax) is always making the sort of music which can make you dance and think at the same time. His recent output shines with a nod to the grand masters of Chicago House Music mixed with an ambience and atmosphere uniquely his own. This Summer a new track emerged and was introduced to the world on John Digweed's Transitions Show, 'Dayrise Stardust', featuring the voice of Nat King Cole, is perhaps a defining moment on this mix. Andrew Weatherall, Guido Schneider & Darius Syrosian have adorned their own podcasts, club sets and radio mixes with his new tracks, many of of which will see a release on the new Dayrise Enterprise label he's set up now. Casselle (as he's often known now) is a real veteran of the scene, and since the Noughties the producer/DJ has played at the world's most prestigious venues including Space in Ibiza, Giant in LA and Womb in Japan; toured the USA and Russia extensively; played on stellar lineups at the world's best events; had his own room at Bedrock, played at premium UK Summer events such as The Social Festival in Kent and made it into the ever controversial DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll. He's even had his photograph in the National Portrait Gallery as part of a 'DJ coffee table book’. With this mix, the English selector has gone above and beyond to deliver one of the more intrinsic Balance Selections' journeys to date. With the help of a vocalist (the ever inquisitive Barbarella) drafted in especially for this mix, Casselle has managed to draw upon years of experience to craft something truly special. Trust us. This is first-rate.... Interview and tracklist here:
12/24/20161 hour, 37 minutes
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Balance Selections 031: Audiofly

With 13 years behind them as a creative partnership Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito AKA Audiofly have accumulated unparalleled experience through their endeavours and continue to put everything into maintaining their careers at the highest level. After a chance meeting in 2002, the two men have established a creative empire, which includes two record labels, a global party brand and fashion. The first label, Supernature, serves as a platform to represent both their musical vision and their ability to discover and nurture new talent, while Maison D’Etre is evolving into a vinyl-only platform, embodying the more traditional aspects of Audiofly’s ethos, On top of that, their party, Flying Circus, remains the jewel in the crown at many of the world’s biggest music events; WMC, Sonar Week, ADE and more, with a firm emphasis on quality over quantity. They manage to create and find the sort of tracks which force you to dance and pay attention to the finer details. If there is one superlative which consistently run through Audiofly's discography, it is the word 'deep, and with tracks from Dorisburg, Doubtingthomas, Kassem Mosse and more, you can expect more depth on their Balance Selections podcast... Interview + tracklist here:
12/4/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 030: Theo Kottis

Summer 16 is shaping up nicely for Theo Kottis; with upcoming EP releases on Anjunadeep, Moda Black, and Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, plus a slew of festival dates scheduled – he is certainly living up to the hype, created by none other than Pete Tong. Coming from humble beginnings, he has learnt his craft amongst legends at renowned venues, including as a resident at Glasgow’s Sub Club. For Balance Selections 30 we are very pleased to welcome the Scotsman on board for a deep excursion into house and more... Interview and tracklist here:
11/12/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Balance Selections 029: Rancido

At the start of 2015 Innervisions released a new EP from Rancido, a relatively unknown producer who, up to that stage, only had a handful of releases to his name. 'The Journey' EP featured 4 beautifully crafted tracks, showcasing Rancido's penchant for longing melodies and soft beats. It's these soft rhythms that demand the most attention; listen closely, tucked away between the grooves you'll notice the gentle pulse of Africa-influenced percussive flair. Taking inspiration not just from the mother continent, the Rotterdam-based producer's first release was a track called 'Salsa Sundae', more evidence that the producer favours interesting rhythms over the more standard house structures. His predilection for loose percussion were always going to attract interest from a certain sect within the industry, and, true to form, he has worked with acts and brands who favours a bit of swing in their music: Black Coffee, Louie Vega, Boddhi Satva and DJ Gregory are just some of the names he has collaborated or worked with. With such a wide ranging interest in different rhythms, and his ability to craft a 10/10 melody, it's easy to see why Rancido would be picked up by one of the most important labels going around. But don't expect this podcast to be a throwback to early African House, his mix is as contemporary as any of our past mixes: Rancido has put together a masterful journey which features as much brood as it does interesting drum patterns.... Interview and tracklist: Soundcloud: Facebook:
10/12/201656 minutes, 28 seconds
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Balance Selections 028: Daniel Bortz

In 2013 Daniel Bortz released his debut album 'Patchwork Memories', an 11-track selection of deep cuts bleeding with melancholy, black keys and nostalgia. Bortz's laser-precision production skills were in full flight here, and his ability to use very little elements to fill out each track is the work of a serious professional. The album was filled with the sort of low-slung house which could easily double up as a downtempo soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon. Look into his back catalogue you will find that his debut album was no anomaly: his discography is loaded with brooding melodies and infectious rhythms. As you can expect, he follows the same route in the club where Bortz tend to favour the cuts which make you feel as much as dance. Of late, the German has been injecting a darker sound into his DJ sets which might come as a surprise to those who know him for his 'deep house', but Perlon is one of his favourite labels, and that influence is definitely starting to become more relevant in his productions. (This should come as no surprise, the back catalogue of his Pastamusik imprint is loaded with his appreciation for the microhouse/minimal techno label) On the verge of an Australian tour (dates at bottom of article), Bortz has delivered the next Balance Selections podcast. It's safe to say that you are in good hands... Interview here:
10/4/201656 minutes, 27 seconds
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Balance Selections 027: Chris Fortier

Chris Fortier delivered one of the more interesting Balance compilations when he dropped compilation number 7 in the series. It was 3 CDs deep and filled with the sort of moody, tech-filled music which on first listen was bewildering, yet strangely alluring. It featured many artists at the early stage of their careers (Mathew Jonson and Alex Smoke come to mind), and showed that there was more to the progressive house sound which was so prevalent back then: It even received a strong 4.5/5 on Resident Advisor. Indeed, the Fade Recordings owner's keen ear for a great underground track, and his eagerness to do some decent crate digging were on full display. Then again, Chris Fortier is a true professional who have traveled the world playing at the best venues and events. He has tasted success in the club and and in the studio: Fortier’s remix of Delerium's "Silence", was the first and original remix and sold in excess of one million copies worldwide, and he has one full length album to his name, "As Long As The Moment Exists”. In 2005 Chris Fortier compiled his acclaimed Balance compilation - and 11 years later we welcome back the American selector for a very smooth Balance Selections podcast... Interview and tracklist here:
9/24/201654 minutes, 36 seconds
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Balance Selections 026: Cristoph

An artist who has been going from strength to strength over the last year has been Newcastle’s Cristoph. With productions that are always epic-filled tech workouts (with a healthy nod to the past), it’s no surprise that his music is getting rinsed from a wide selection of DJs which include Hot Since 82, Leftwing & Kody and everyone in between. The considerable amount of time spent sharpening his mixing and production skills has definitely started to reap rewards, and DJ bookings have been coming in thick and fast in across the globe. 2016 has already been a massive year for the Geordie with key signings in the form of his immense ‘Genesis’ EP for Adam Beyer’s Truesoul imprint, and ‘Divvina’ with VIVa MUSiC. There really is no doubting Cristoph’s talent and technical skill, and his Balance Selection mix is filled with the sort of moments that will demand repeated plays. Interview + tracklisting: Cristoph FB: Cristoph soundcloud:
8/22/201657 minutes, 10 seconds
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Balance Selections 025: Nico Stojan

Nico Stojan calls himself a global citizen, which is a very apt description for this Berlin-native who is known for his residency at the city’s infamous Bar 25. He has a lust and curiosity for life which translates into his music and DJ sets, making it hard for any punter to not engage in his performances or music. He is part of a very unique group of DJs who can be booked for the bigger festivals alongside the smaller outdoor events too, his sound very much suited for any occasion. His recent album ‘Twisted Manners’ showed his diversity with a selection of tracks that was organic and warm sounding, and really showcased his studio prowess. For his Balance Selections podcast Stojan has delivered one of the series’ more deeper excursions to date – and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate podcast number 25. Interview and tracklist here:
7/20/201657 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 024: Musik Nonstop

For podcast number 24 we bring it down a notch to bring you the slo-mo groove of the underground. 40 Thieves is a San Francisco based dance music collective consisting of Corey Black, Layne Fox and Jay WIlliams (aka Jaswho?) who has been creating their magic since 2005. You might know know their remake of the obscure 70's disco classic by Hot Chocolate, 'Don't Turn It Off (feat. Qzen), which was named #2 in 2009's track of the year by, and also landed at the top of Beatport's best of the decade in 2010. Their musical output can range from psychedelic disco and blues to proto-house, acid and beyond, but regardless of the genre, a 40 Thieves track is always embedded with enough funk, groove and sex appeal to keep the most stubborn dancefloor moving along. We were lucky enough to secure a rare mix from Layne Fox who, under his new moniker Musik Nonstop, will represent the Thieves' on his debut Mexican tour (and if you're Down Under, don't forget to catch Corey Black on his debut Australian tour later this month). Don’t play too loud: This mix will induce involuntary dancing to anyone within a mile radius of it... Tracklist and interview:
7/5/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 023: Eagles & Butterflies

There isn’t much music on the musical spectrum which Englishman Chris Barratt aka Eagles & Butterflies doesn’t draw inspiration from, and it shows in his productions which can range from downtempo to techno. This diversity has lead to the Englishman releasing on some of the world’s most celebrated labels including Get Physical, Innervisions, Noir Music and Southern Fried. Earlier this year he also signed a couple of productions to Bedrock records which included his re-work of DK8’s classic techno banger ‘Murder was the Bass’. There is no doubt that Eagles & Butterflies are starting to confirm that he is an artist with some serious longevity, and his Balance Selections podcast is one that will sit with the listener for while, emotive without ever being too obvious. Strap yourselves in… Interview and tracklist here:
6/27/20161 hour, 15 seconds
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Balance Selections 022: Chymera

You could say Chymera is a veteran of the underground electronic music scene; after all, he has been producing and releasing since the early 00’s. Known for pushing a more melodic and introspective sound which always float on top of warm and inviting techno beats, it is no surprise that the Irishman have had productions featured on past Balance compilations (2008’s epic 3 disc effort from SOS, and Funk D’Void’s 2012 release), alongside other mix series’ like Global Underground and Renaissance. The producer have a knack for earworm melodies which have found him favour with some of the more discerning techno labels including Delsin, Ovum, Figure, Outpost, and even Papa Sven’s Cocoon Recordings. A regular on the European circuit, the Berlin-based producer has this year alone featured in clubs like Tresor and Watergate alongside festival appearances. We are very excited to finally release his Balance selections podcast: A 60 minute deep techno excursion which is hypnotic and full of depth... Interview and tracklisting here:
6/9/20161 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Balance Selections 021: Clarian

‘Rumour has it that while Clarian was institutionalized at a human testing facility in the North Coast, he began song-writing as an occupational therapy to reconstruct visions of unknown origin.’ When an artist’s bio starts like that you know you are dealing with someone who is not operating on the same frequency as the rest of the pack. And in Clarian North’s case, he is so far left from centre he is pretty much off the chart. The Canadian has been moving and shaking at his own pace over the last 3 years or so, producing the sort of music that is uniquely his own but fresh at the same time. He first came to the attention through his Footprintz moniker (alongside Addy Weitzman) which resulted in multiple singles and one full length release on Visionquest Records. Since then Clarian has gone on to carve out a career as a solo producer with releases on labels like Life and Death, My Favorite Robot, Supplement Facts, Turbo, Natura Sonoris and many more. Last year’s ‘Mission To Bars’ release on Kompakt showcased his flair for aural drama, especially the epic ‘Space Noir’, and we can only imagine what else he will bring to the table in the future. His Balance Selections podcast is a suitably smooth leftfield/chill out/whatever mix which should soundtrack many an after party.... This one is pretty special. Interview here:
4/22/201657 minutes, 54 seconds
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Balance Selections 020: Barem

We are going to Switzerland (by way of Argentina) for our next podcast to welcome techno artist Barem into the Balance Selections family. Best known for his releases on Richie Hawtin’s M_nus label, the producer has really made a name for himself with his warm, stripped back techno and house productions, a style which he feels encapsulates a feeling more so than an actual genre: “Minimal is not really a sound… it’s just a way of making music. It represents good taste, stylish sounds, the underground, after hours… Whatever native roots you have, whatever music you like or liked in the past, it all fits in there and it’s not dying in my opinion. It’s just arrived at the point where we’ve rediscovered how free and amazing the concept and the reasons behind it are.’’ But as with all good artists, career growth and change is essential to the soul, and last year the producer announced his departure from the M_nus crew to pursue new projects. And he did just that with the announcement of FUN Recordings, a new label co-founded by Barem which is already 2 releases deep with tracks from Barem, and fellow Argentinean producer and label co-founder, Alex Cabrera. Having played at some of the biggest global events cites including Detroit Music Festival, Timewarp, Miami, Ibiza and ADE, there really is no doubt that Barem is considered a major player in the global scene – and the Argentinean has delivered a suitably quality mix which should keep listeners coming back for more. Interview and tracklisting here:
4/12/20161 hour, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 019: Mike Callander

If you ask any house/techno promoter in Australia worth their salt to put together a lineup of the country’s best credible and underground DJ’s, you can bet on it that Melbourne’s Mike Callander will top that list. He is the man for any occasion, be it warming up for an international, taking the event home with a closing set, or even headlining the event, Callander is always technically proficient, never missing a beat. Cutting his teeth as a resident at the world famous, but now defunct, Honkytonks, he now resides at Australia’s most infamous haunt Revolver, alongside regular guest bookings all over Melbourne, Sydney and beyond. But it’s not just Australia where Callander has made a career; he is regularly invited internationally to play at global clubs such Rex Club in Paris and Berlin’s Watergate. (Get Physical’s DJ T personally invited him to play in Berlin for DJ T’s 20 years of DJing anniversary event.) On the production front Mike is known in Australia as an well-respected producer who has had solo releases signed to compilations mixed by David Seaman and Phil K, one full length album under his belt (‘Antarctica’), and he also co-runs and founded the highly esteemed Haul Music label. Recently he released the first remix under his new Zero Percent banner (a project alongside The Presets’ Kim Moyes) for indie act The Jezebels (the remix can also be found on this podcast). And to top it all off he also co-runs the School of Synthesis production school alongside international production veteran and legend, Davide Carbone. We can go on and on as Mike Callander really is that decorated, but in the end it’s all about the music so sit back and press play. We can’t be more excited to have one of Australia’s best (if not the best in our opinion) as our next guest… Interview and tracklist here:
3/25/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Balance Selections 018: Paolo Mojo

Back in 2006 one of the more popular Balance editions hit your local music store: Balance 009 mixed by Paolo Mojo. Spread over 2CDs, the release went on to receive critical acclaim and went on to become a fan favorite. In the time after his Balance release, Paolo Mojo has achieved many accolades, including 2 Essential mixes for BBC1, and travelling the world playing at pretty much every popular club the global scene has to offer. He is a former recipient of Pete Tong’s ‘Top Tunes of the Summer’ (twice), and he has been signed to a ‘who’s who’ of electronic music labels: Bedrock, Saved, NRK, Cr2, Toolroom, Renaissance, Great Stuff, Positiva, EQ Recordings, Factomania, Little Mountain, Curfew Nervous, Ego Records… the list REALLY goes on. It has been a decade since the release date of his Balance, so the time seems right to re-visit Paolo Mojo and see where he is at, not only musically, but also physically: “For lots of reasons I decided to take the plunge and move to South America, a part of the world I love and know well. I’m currently located in Bogota although I continue to tour around - particularly the Americas at the moment, but I’ll be heading back to Europe in June to see family and do some gigs. I’m lucky enough to have a residency at one of the best clubs in the world as well, Baum in Bogota, which allows me to stretch my DJ legs 2 to 3 times a month in all sorts of styles. This move was exactly what he needed to inspire him too, and it is looking like we are on the verge of receiving a whole batch of new Paolo Mojo music: “In the last two years I got a bit jaded. Things were the same, and I was doing more and more things in the studio that I wasn’t necessarily in love with. I needed to do something new and get back to what I’m all about. I finally have the space to write the new body of work I’ve been promising to do for the last 3 years, and that’s what I’m busy doing right now. And that is exactly the appeal of Paolo Mojo - never stagnating, always transforming and taking it day by day: “I don’t know where the future will take me, but I’m happy to live in the moment again.” We are very pleased to have Paolo back with a stunning podcast (which may or may not have been inspired by David Bowie), and should keep all the familiar fans happy whilst introducing him to a whole generation of Balance listeners. What a treat. Interview here:
3/2/20161 hour, 47 minutes, 8 seconds
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Balance Selections 017: Gabe

In his home country of Brazil they don't come much bigger than Gabe. Just one look at his social media stats will confirm an artist at the top of his game (160K FB Likes and 92K Soundcloud followers) , and his latest project, Gabe Live, has been a long anticipated shift in his career. Acquiring an enviable booty of hardware -samplers, a collection of keyboard and a small audio laboratory designed specifically for touring- Gabe has upped the ante when it comes to the live arena. In his home country of Brasil, Gabe has played at festivals like Dream Valley, XXXperience, Tribe, and clubs like Field, Warung, D-Edge, and have guested at the likes of Eclipse, Rainbow Serpent and Ageha amongst many more. His renowned Wrecked Machine project saw him experiment with his passion for psy-trance, releasing two albums under that moniker. Receiving support from the upper echelon of tastemakers including Sasha, Solomun, H.O.S.H. and John Digweed, Gabe delivers music that appeals to fans globally. Recently announced as one of the acts at Tomorrowland Brazil in April, Gabe will also be making his way to Australia for a whirlwind tour which includes a slot at the CHI WOW WAH TOWN festival near Melbourne. In the meantime, we have been lucky enough to secure a mix from Gabe for Balance Selections podcast which should ensure his reputation as one of the world's best stay in tact. Interview here:
2/18/20162 hours, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Balance Selections 016: Secret Cinema

Known as one of the Netherlands's most technically proficient producers, Secret Cinema is preparing to celebrate his 25th year in the music industry this year. Responsible for classics like 'Sonar System' (as Meng Syndicate), 'Mary Go Wild' and 'Watch me Now' (as Grooveyard), 'Timeless Attitude', 'Gung Ho' and 'Shake Ur Tek-Ass' (as Secret Cinema), Jeroen Verheij is still as relevant in techno as he was in the 90s. As an integral part of the global dance community, he has dominated main stages around the world, as well as all of the other global haunts such as Womb, Pacha, Air and Sankeys. To add to this, his label Gem Records has been garnering more international recognition with every release. Today Secret Cinema is regarded as one of the mainstay's of the scene, and he will be bringing his highly respectable reputation and extensive catalogue to Australia to kick off his worldwide Silver Tour, which will include performances at Rainbow Serpent Festival and Piknic Elektronik. To coincide with his 25 year anniversary, he has released a luxury box entitled SILVER, which includes his entire discography, DVD documentary and all new remixes from the likes of Christian Smith, Heiko Laux and Joris Voorn to name a few. Celebrate one of the scene pioneers with this Balance Selections podcast which ticks all the right boxes... Interview here:
1/20/20161 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Balance Selections 015: Paco Osuna

Paco Osuna is one of the most renowned artists in the industry with a career spanning over 20 years. Blazing a trail for his fellow Spanish techno artists to become a vital cog oin the Spanish electronic dance music scene, Osuna has been recognised with several of the most important local music awards: Best Artist, Best Techno DJ and Dj of the year (Vicious Music Awards, from 2011 to 2014); Best Producer and Best Remix: Plastikman-Ethnics (DJ Mag Sp 2011). Production-wise Osuna has released techno on some of the global scene’s most legendary labels including Plus 8 and Minus (check the 2014 album release ‘Long Play’ on Minus), and he is also one of the most in-demand remixers going around. We can’t be more excited to have a legend like Paco Osuna on board for our final Balance Selections podcast of 2015. Enjoy! Interview and tracklisting here:
12/16/20151 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Balance Selections 014: Jay Tripwire

Never one to be pigeon-holed, Jay Tripwire is an artist that effortlessly straddles the line between being a crowd-pleaser and an underground favourite. For over 2 decades now the Canadian producer/DJ has entertained and educated global crowds with his ‘signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms’. He is an always an in-demand remixer with an average of 10-15 remixes per year, and in 2010 the producer was honoured by Future Music by being named alongside Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Charles Webster, Atjazz, and Tom Middleton as being one of the most influential innovators in-house music. On the verge of releasing a new album, we are extremely pleased to have an underground mainstay like Jay Tripwire deliver us a 2 hour Balance Selections journey … Interview and tracklisting:
11/5/20151 hour, 51 minutes, 50 seconds
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Balance Selections 013: Miguel Bastida

One of the more ear-catching producers to come out of Spain of late has been the Barcelona-based Dj/producer Miguel Bastida. His sound is one crafted for the underground: Deep, rolling techno that is as moody as it is groove-based. Check out his productions on labels like Sci+Tec, Toolroom, Bedrock, Trapez and Deeperfect to understand why some of the scene’s biggest hitters all approve of Bastida’s heavy dancefloor gems (Paco Osuna, Dubfire, Riche Hawtin and Umek are just some of those on the Bastida-train). He also runs the techno label Be One Records which has silently churned out some of the more interesting techno to date since its inception in 2011. For his Balance Selections podcast the Spaniard has turned in possibly our most driving podcast of the series, a selection of techno and tech-house cuts that is meant for the big rooms, all crafted together in a one-take live recording which showcases his talented CDJ skills with fx and smooth transitions... Interview and tracklist here:
10/8/20151 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Balance Selections 012: German Brigante

Over the last 5 years German Brigante has risen through the underground techno and house fraternity to become a genuine headline booking. The Spaniard (he is only German by name) is known for a impressive back catalogue of tough and moody productions which always display an air of suspense about them. Proof of Brigante's rising popularity was most evident in 2103 with a series of releases leading him into RA’s most charted artists list that year through a very respectable placing at #57 (and support form a host of big name selectors). Recent releases have seen Brigante signed to a who’s who of labels including Get Physical, Saved, Form, 100%Pure, MBF and many more, and of course, many more charting positions from the world’s biggest names. Currently in the studio working on his new album to be released on Get Physical, the talented producer has taken the time to mix our next Balance Selections podcast. And what a ride it is: Deep and engaging, but never losing sight of the dance floor. With tracks from labels like Kompakt, Noir, Visionquest and more, there will be something for everyone here. Tracklisting and interveiw here:
8/18/20151 hour, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 011: Kevin Griffiths

One of the more enduring house labels over the years have been Tsuba Recordings, a label incubated in the UK and celebrated world-wide. Known for pushing and releasing the more underground side of house, Tsuba has developed into a label that is pretty much played by everyone who loves a good groove, with producers like Detroit Swindle, Spencer Parker, Sebo K, Galcher Lustwerk and more, all boasting a Tsuba guernsey. Just have a listen to ‘Kung Fu Cantona’, arguably the labels biggest track (it did spend 2 months at number 2 on Beatport’s Deep House chart), to get an idea of the what Tsuba is all about - it’s smoky and hypnotic groove is hard to resist. The man behind that track, as well as the Tsuba label, Kevin Griffiths, is also next in line to deliver the next Balance Selections podcast. Over the past 8 years Kevin Griffiths have toured around the globe, and has graced the decks at the world’s most prestigious venues ranging from London’s fabric to Berlin’s Watergate. Now based in Adelaide, Australia, the Tsuba main man is showing no signs of slowing down with his productions and label, announcing projects like the vinyl-only pseudonym Midnight Special, a collaboration with ex-Peace Division main man Justin Drake, and also various Tuba releases (singles, EPs and compilations). Kevin Griffiths is truly a house disciple, and his podcast is a fine representation of all different degrees of house, from deep to tech to acid. It’s time for a session of some proper underground, head-down and hazy house vibes. Tracklisting and interview:
7/16/20151 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Balance Selections 010: Patrice Bäumel

If you walked into any club worth its salt back in 2009, chances were pretty high you would encounter one of the most outrageous tracks to be released that year. Patrice Bäumel’s ‘Roar’ (on Get Physical records) was a perfect slice of techno/house/electronica madness, a track so woundly tied up that you could physically feel the anxiety rise up in your body in anticipation for what was about to happen. That release heralded a new force on the scene and can rightly be considered as Bäumel’s breakout track. Fast forward 6 years later, and the ex-Trouw resident has attained a level of maturity with his sound that few artists reach, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by major players like K7, Systematic, Diynamic, Trouw and Turbo, all of whom has released his music at some point. Part of the Kompakt stable now, Baumel has been spreading his house/techno gospel all around the world, delivering the sort of epic, yet somehow restraint sets, that will make you seek all of his online mixes afterwards. He really has been going about his business in a way that is admirable and non-fussy, describing what he does as ‘techno music for grown-ups’ – a very apt description indeed. One read of his excellent interview below really paints a picture of an artist who just LOVES music, and it really shows in the tracklisting which features a host of obscure, yet excellent selections. And we are pleased to say that his Balance podcast might just go down as a stone cold classic. Interview and tracklisting here:
6/20/20151 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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Balance Selections 009: Uone

Australian DJ /producer Uone is the next guest to step up for a Balance Selections podcast. Known for his fun and energetic DJ sets, Uone has become a regular on lineups for some of the more upfront global festivals and events. With a sound that initially drew on elements from all genres of the electronic sphere, he has now found his niche in producing and playing deep, chunky and twisted tech house - and it is with this resolve that he has managed to carve out a name for himself on the international circuit. Raised in Melbourne’s Peninsula Coast, demand for Uone's sets has truly transgressed the borders of Australia with invites to play at Burning Man (Nevada), Fusion (Berlin), Glade (UK), Universo Paraleo (BR), Boom (Portugal), Ozora (HU), Eclipse (AUS), and more recently, the Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia. He will be returning to Europe and the United States for a string of events over the Northern Hemisphere summer which includes Burning Man in the United States, the Secret Garden Party in the United Kingdom, and the Heinz Label Night in Berlin. Production-wise, Uone has released a steady stream of dance floor weapons which has led to him being signed with Beef Records and Chameleon Recordings, and his array of deep house and techno tracks has found a home on labels like Katermukke, Heinz, Light My Fire and Tonkind Records. As Uone celebrates his 15th year of Dj-ing, he delivers a mix that is filled with audible nostalgia as he opts for orchestral melodies and percussive blends that signal to the old and new. Watch out for tracks and remixes from a diverse group of artists like Tube & Berger, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, and of course Uone himself – all bookended by a special Balance Intro and Outro which Uone has produced exclusively for this podcast. Tracklisting and interview here:
5/8/20151 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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Balance Selections 008: Alex Niggemann

Armed with unwavering persistence, the idiosyncratic and self-critical Alex Niggemann has had a remarkable career so far, with the future still as bright as ever. Not many artists can attest to suddenly finding themselves sitting on Resident Advisor's 'Top 20 Charted Artists' after a friend submitted some of their work to labels without their approval. But this is exactly what happened to Alex, leading him to release on various labels from Audiofly’s Supernature imprint to Nick Curly‘s 8bit Records, and even establishing his own label, Soulfooled (followed by his second label, AEON, in 2013). Alex's heavy-duty Materium EP, released on Steve Bug's prolific Poker Flat, dominated the charts last year and sat in RA's Top 50 for weeks after it's initial release. Other notable releases of late include the excellent Earth Symphony EP on Sasha's Last Night on Earth, and also the hypnotic single 'Sorrow' on Watergate Recordings. For Alex's Balance Selections podcast you can look forward to some beautiful tracks from labels like Kompakt, Objektivity and Alex's own Soulfooled label en route to more darker cuts from acts like Rødhad and Barnt. It is very clear that what has been a sprawling journey for Alex to date is far from coming to an end. Tracklisting and interview here:
4/10/20151 hour, 27 seconds
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Balance Selections 007: Dave Angel

A child of the London acid-house explosion, British-born DJ and producer Dave Angel has been responsible for an astonishing amount of music over the years. Dave's journey, since his first foray in production with his 'Nightmare Remix' of Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams', has been an enviable one. The son of a jazz musician, Angel's roots are in bebop and modern jazz as much as in the Detroit-styled techno he has famously helped to pioneer. His back catalogue is littered with singles, EPs and remixes on some of music’s most esteemed record labels that include Polydor/Love, OuterRythm, Fnac, React Records, Island, R+S and Outrage imprints, and now he finds himself launching a new chapter in his career, releasing tracks on Bedrock and Crosstown Rebels.Responsible for the formation of one of the scene's most important imprints, Rotation Records, not only served as a platform for Dave's own exquisite work but was paramount to the beginnings of many careers: Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, Deetron, Vince Watson, Laidback Luke, The Advent, Jamie Anderson, Bryan Zentz, Steve Rachmad and Misstress Barbara amongst many, all cut their earliest grooves on the label and each helped to define Rotation as both a purveyor for new sounds and new talent. Now, his sights are set on the future, busily crafting a slew of cuts that are set to take this year by storm. And in a very special treat, Dave Angel has mixed the very first Balance Selections podcast for 2015. Tracklisting and interview here:
1/17/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Balance Selections 005: Atish

It’s very rare in today's digital age to find an artist that has built a profile for themselves without the backing of any productions. However, for the last 4 years Atish Mehta has been forging a career for himself through only DJing, and a small gig in San Francisco has turned into a musical journey that his seen him play live across the globe. Anyone that has seen Atish live can attest to his natural enthusiasm for music which is only matched by his ability to entertain a dancefloor. His mixes on soundcloud has seen him amass quite a following and the quality of his monthly podcasts has led to his play counters increase from 2000 to around 20 000 plays in no time. Atish’s natural talent and passion for music haven’t gone unnoticed: Lee Burridge asked Atish to play on the legendary Robot Heart bus sound system at Burning Man in 2011, and Atish has been invited back every year since. He’s also been honored to open for and tag with some of the most respected names in dance music including John Digweed, Danny Howells, Guy Gerber, M.A.N.D.Y., and Tyrant. Currently, Atish is on Listed Bookings’ roster, and he is a resident at Listed’s monthly party, Play, at San Francisco’s world-renowned club, The Endup. He‘s also the resident at the long-running quirky monthly event, Tutu Tuesday.. We are very excited to have Atish mix the latest Balance Selections podcast, and with this mix (as Atish acknowledges) he has shown his appreciation for various shades house: “With this Balance mix, I touched on some pretty sounds, some deep ones, lushness, a touch of techiness, and a proggy-influenced finish with a hint of epicness (but hopefully not cheesiness).” It took Atish 2 months to put this podcast together and you can definitely hear his attentive approach towards track selection, and how each track compliments the next. (“Sometimes I’ll spend up to 45 minutes just on a single transition…”). It’s this attention to the finer attributes of the mix that has made Atish a regular visitor to clubs around the world…. Atish soundcloud: Atish Facebook: Tracklisting here:
8/19/20141 hour, 58 seconds
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Balance Selections 004: Jamie Stevens

As the founding member of Infusion, Jamie Stevens has quite the pedigree. In the early to late 2000's he traveled with the band all around the globe playing the world’s most prestigious clubs and festivals (and we are talking Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde among many others) which has given him the opportunity to hone his live performance skills and learn the intricate art of dancefloor mechanics - traits which he meticulously apply to his DJ sets which can range from driving peak time tek to stoned-out warm up slots (check his recent warm up set for Danny Howells in Melbourne). On the production tip Jamie has really propelled himself forward with a characteristic cinematic, percussive and bass-heavy sound that has seen his tracks find a home on labels like Bedrock, Dieb Audio, Chameleon and microCastle (if you’ve not heard Jamie’s recent microCastle track ‘The Wonder of You’ yet, do yourself a favour and listen to it now. Just don’t blame us when you melt away after hearing it). His instantly recognizable remixes created for the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Booka Shade, D.Ramirez, Cid Inc and Antix amongst a host of others have been no stranger to praise and support from the biggest names in the industry: Sasha, Laurent Garnier, D-Nox, Adam Beyer, Danny Howells and Secret Cinema. We can’t be more excited to have Jamie on board for a Balance Selections podcast and man, did he deliver. One look at the tracklisting below will tell you that he has bought himself the biggest musical spade he could find for some proper crate digging. As Jamie puts it: “I just chose tracks that told a story all together rather than just new tunes or one particular feel: electronica, 50s computer music, berlin techno, Krautrock, progginess... Haha!” That might sound like hyperbole but he is spot on with that description as there is no specific sound happening here (that said, there is an underlying theme connecting all of the tracks). Rather, what you will find here is a collection of interesting tracks that is far more than the sum of its parts - and isn't that the hallmark of all great mixes? Enough already. Familiarise yourself with Jamie though the Q+A below, then switch of the lights, power down your phone, put on the headphones and press play. As the famous line by British actor Geoffrey Sumner goes: "This is a journey into sound!" Tracklisting and interview here:
2/5/20141 hour, 33 seconds
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Balance Selections 003: Dosem

For the next edition of Balance Selections we head down to Spain for some techno action from Marc Dosem aka Dosem. For over 5 years now Dosem has been dropping big room techno bombs on labels such as Sino, Carl Cox's Intec Recordings, Tronic, Break New Soil, Chameleon and more. To be fair, simply stating that Dosem produces big room techno is doing the producer bit of an injustice - he applies a futuristic “Soul Techno & Hi-Tech Funk” approach to his productions which definitely gives his productions a unique sheen that he can call his own. Releases such as his Bedrock single ‘Trust’ and his Tronic EP ‘From The Edge’ demonstrate this characteristic further and have garnered him wide support across the electronic spectrum from DJs such as Sasha, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Joris Voorn and Laurent Garnier. Tracklisting and interview here:
11/1/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Balance Community 001: Joe Miller

The winner of the inaugural Balance Community Series is Joe Miller from Adelaide in South-Australia. Looking at his tracklisting might make you exhausted as it features a whopping 40 tracks that takes in a lot of different artists and styles. He has created something that is akin to a piece of musical art, and you can hear the thought, effort and time that he has put into this mix to get it right. These type of mixes are usually hard to gel together without sounding like there is no narrative to the mix; Joe happily achieves both as this mix is cohesive and engaging. "It’s more of an audio collage than a sequential mix, with many of the tracks edited beyond recognition and cheekily poppng up long after their rightful place" Joe explains. "I’ve taken a lot of time and pleasure in hiding secret treasures along the way for the most anorak-donning of trainspotters, including additional synth lines and thorough reworkings of existing chord-structures (listen out for Caribou’s “Irene” as it glides over “Vehemence of Silence”, “Kodomatchi”, and “Deer and Fox”, while the tiniest hints of “Over” and “Blume der Nacht” cut in an out like the needle of an old grandmother’s sewing machine). The attention to detail in this mix really shines through, and trying to figure out where tracks begin and end is fruitless exercise - just sit back, turn off the lights and enjoy the journey. With Joe taking his first tentative steps into the production world, its only a matter of time before his skills will see him travel outside of Adelaide and Australia. Regardless of profile, this might just be one of the best mixes that we've heard all year. Period. Tracklisting and interview here:
10/8/20131 hour, 14 seconds
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Balance Selections 002: Luke Fair

Not many artists can say that they have done official mix compilations for the likes of Yoshitoshi, Bedrock and Balance... Luke Fair please stand up. Luke Fair is a name that's been on the scene for over 10 years now plying his trade all over the world, and he first came to our attention with the massive 2002 Kritical/Let U Know 12" on Black Recordings (Let U Know was famously featured on the Satoshi Tomiie Nubreed compilation). Luke went on to establish himself as one of the world's premier selectors to call upon for warming up dancefloors, and he was even asked to be the official warm-up DJ for Sasha on his North American Involver tour. Since then Luke has become an headliner in his own right, playing a deep, almost Balaeric-sounding variant of house that will get the most rigid of bodies grooving. Back in 2007 Luke Fair delivered one of the more housier outings with his Balance 011 effort, and he continues that exploration of house in the second of our Balance Selections series. Tracklisting and interview with Luke Fair here:
10/1/201357 minutes, 18 seconds
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Balance Selections 001: Navar

We are proud to present you with the very first edition of the Balance Selections podcast series with which we'll aim to bring you some of the very best in up and coming, established and outright interesting artists working in the scene today. For the first edition of Balance Selections podcast we head to the Netherlands to feature one of the most promising underground producers to emerge from Europe: Navar. When we recently spoke to Guy J ( -who remixed Navar's 'Phases of Grief' track for his Balance Presents- we asked him who he would select to do a Balance Selections podcast: "I would choose Navar as i find his productions have its very own style and something unique to it. He can do dancefloor friendly tracks or deeper tracks and it will always have his sound on it. He is very talented producer and I have plans for him on my Lost & Found label." Coming from one of the scene's most loved producers that is indeed a glowing endorsement - and we have to say that we agree with him. Navar's production style can fluctuate between grooves that pack a heavy punch ('Verbeeldingskracht') to more restrained and deeper melodic sounds ('Atemzüge'), and for his podcast Navar has delivered a deep and techy workout that sits somewhere in between those tracks. This podcast definitely showcases that there is more to Navar's musical range than what you might think.... Tracklisting can be found here:
8/20/20131 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bill Hamel - Balance 003 (CD2)

EQ Recordings have done it once again. This time by releasing their brand new album from the Balance series: Balance 003 - Mixed and compiled by Bill Hamel. After the previous two highly successful Balance compilations mixed by Sean Quinn and Kasey Taylor you can only expect the highest of quality from this one. Bill starts this CD off with the massive track 'Darko' remixed by Blackwatch. This is a very impressive dark track and is a perfect way to kickstart this mix before slowly but skillfully blending in the next killer track, which is Lula's - 'The DJ The Music & Me' (vocal remix) by Peace Division. The CD is definitely a work of art by Mr Hamel and his track selection and mixing is absolutely superb. The highlight of the Disc 1 has to be the massively popular 'Gorecki' track fitting in the best of ways. Disc 2 starts by dropping the huge Evolution mix of 'Close'. It's soothing sounds and effects of pure progressive pleasure is a great way to build the mood for this CD. Track 2, Tilt's 'Headstrong' (Maria Naylers volcal remix) is then masterfully mixed into the first track.Towards the end of CD2 Bill drops in the magic track 'Need' which has been masterfully remixed by Satoshi Tomiie, this gem is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Following this masterpiece by Satoshi, Bill spins us the tune 'Gentle Rain', which gives you the feeling your standing in a gentle shower of raindrops - the perfect end to an impressive album. Tom Pandzic's EQ Recordings sure has come a long way, producing some of the best albums available for purchase, and this gem is no different. Have a listen, but I definitely recommend you purchase your a copy. Disc: 001 01. Darko - Phased [Blackwatch Spanish Harlem Dub] 02. Lula - The DJ,The Music,and Me [Peace Division Freaky Vocal mix] 03. UDG - Give Me Fierce 04. Way Out West - Mindcircus [Tarrentella & Redanka dub] 05. Joeski - Groundfloor ep [Tribalfusion] 06. Hipp-E presents - Primary Function 07. Chris Lum - Big Tool 08. Paco Bugg & D'Amatoria presents Circus Night - Amazonia [Chus & Cellabos Iberican mix] 09. Swain and Snell - Mean What You Say 10. Guy Gerber & Saha Z - Kenny's Back 11. Lamb - Gorecki [Hamel's Bootleg mix] 12. Barraka - Song To The Siren [Filterheadz Undercurrent vocal mix] Disc: 002 01. Hamel - Close [Evolution mix] 02. Tilt - Headstrong [Relentless Vocal mix] 03. Quivver - Boz Boz 04. Mike G - Bellslut 0 05. Gardner & Thomas - Control 06. Powerplant ft Machineries Of Heaven - With Or With Out You [Blackwatch Orient Point mix] 07. Little Green Men - Need [Satoshi Tomiie rmx] 08. Blackwatch & Greed - Gentle Rain 09. Simon Noble presents Redback - Closing In
6/25/20021 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bill Hamel - Balance 003 (CD1)

EQ Recordings have done it once again. This time by releasing their brand new album from the Balance series: Balance 003 - Mixed and compiled by Bill Hamel. After the previous two highly successful Balance compilations mixed by Sean Quinn and Kasey Taylor you can only expect the highest of quality from this one. Bill starts this CD off with the massive track 'Darko' remixed by Blackwatch. This is a very impressive dark track and is a perfect way to kickstart this mix before slowly but skillfully blending in the next killer track, which is Lula's - 'The DJ The Music & Me' (vocal remix) by Peace Division. The CD is definitely a work of art by Mr Hamel and his track selection and mixing is absolutely superb. The highlight of the Disc 1 has to be the massively popular 'Gorecki' track fitting in the best of ways. Disc 2 starts by dropping the huge Evolution mix of 'Close'. It's soothing sounds and effects of pure progressive pleasure is a great way to build the mood for this CD. Track 2, Tilt's 'Headstrong' (Maria Naylers volcal remix) is then masterfully mixed into the first track.Towards the end of CD2 Bill drops in the magic track 'Need' which has been masterfully remixed by Satoshi Tomiie, this gem is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Following this masterpiece by Satoshi, Bill spins us the tune 'Gentle Rain', which gives you the feeling your standing in a gentle shower of raindrops - the perfect end to an impressive album. Tom Pandzic's EQ Recordings sure has come a long way, producing some of the best albums available for purchase, and this gem is no different. Have a listen, but I definitely recommend you purchase your a copy. Disc: 001 01. Darko - Phased [Blackwatch Spanish Harlem Dub] 02. Lula - The DJ,The Music,and Me [Peace Division Freaky Vocal mix] 03. UDG - Give Me Fierce 04. Way Out West - Mindcircus [Tarrentella & Redanka dub] 05. Joeski - Groundfloor ep [Tribalfusion] 06. Hipp-E presents - Primary Function 07. Chris Lum - Big Tool 08. Paco Bugg & D'Amatoria presents Circus Night - Amazonia [Chus & Cellabos Iberican mix] 09. Swain and Snell - Mean What You Say 10. Guy Garber & Saha Z - Kenny's Back 11. Lamb - Gorecki [Hamel's Bootleg mix] 12. Barraka - Song To The Siren [Filterheadz Undercurrent vocal mix] Disc: 002 01. Hamel - Close [Evolution mix] 02. Tilt - Headstrong [Relentless Vocal mix] 03. Quivver - Boz Boz 04. Mike G - Bellslut 0 05. Gardner & Thomas - Control 06. Powerplant ft Machineries Of Heaven - With Or With Out You [Blackwatch Orient Point mix] 07. Little Green Men - Need [Satoshi Tomiie rmx] 08. Blackwatch & Greed - Gentle Rain 09. Simon Noble presents Redback - Closing In
6/25/20021 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds