Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Medicinne - Saving/Lucid EP Preview

Medicinne - "Saving/Lucid" - Available on Beatport: March 4. 2014

Medicinne - a collaboration between two of Francis Preve's alumni: Arcader (Definitive, Academik) and deep tech DJ, Allen Tagle - delivers a stunning tech house debut with their "Saving/Lucid" EP.

"Saving" begins with bass-laden jacked up beats, then fuses deep house vocal slices with subtle techno flourishes, culminating in a surprisingly ethereal breakdown that never loses the groove. The result is a mesmerizing dancefloor journey that works equally well in both house and techno sets.

"Lucid" stakes out different tech house territory, combining indie guitar elements with Medicinne's driving-yet-funky progressive sensibilities. "Lucid" keeps the crowd guessing with a series of complex, yet utterly musical twists and turns that culminate in a massive atmospheric guitar breakdown, evoking the glory days of Sasha & Digweed without feeling forced or nostalgic.

With a debut like "Saving/Lucid", Medicinne quickly marks their place in the vast world of progressive tech house. Their combination of intelligent sound design and intricate musical details makes them a duo to watch in 2014.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Academik Podcast 003 - Mixed by Matt Lange

Academik Podcast 003 (Mixed by Matt Lange) Tracklist

Cliff Martinez - Bride Of Deluxe [Lakeshore Records]
Pig & Dan - Emotions [Bedrock]
Amirali - Melancholia [Crosstown Rebels]
Lane 8 - The One [Anjunadeep]
Hot Since 82 vs Joe T Vannelli - The End [Moda Black]
Moderat - Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [50 Weapons]
Matt Lange & Francis Preve - Glowballz [Academik]
Medicinne - Lucid [Academik]
Harvey McKay - Lost [Cocoon Recordings]
Home Video - Every Love That Ever Was (Sasha Remix) [Last Night On Earth]
ID-ID [Wouldn't You Like To Know]
Black Boots - Sex Cult (Matt Lange Remix) [Ultra]
Agoria - For One Hour feat. Scalde (Paradis Remix) [Rebirth]
Spooky - Belong (Sasha Remix) ML Edit [Global Underground]

Reviews and Support for "Glow Ballz"

Since its release on February 11, 2014, Matt Lange & Francis Preve's "Glow Ballz" has received strong support from top DJs and blogs. Here's a sampling of the buzz...

"The original mix of Glow Ballz sits in the deep techno arena, with hypnotic drum patterns separated by an ambient breakdown that adds a layer of mystery to the track. Jan van Lier ups the energy a bit in his take, adding prominent hi hats, chord stabs, a heavier breakdown, and a drop that is sure to incite cheers and shrill whistling in the club. Academik has a reputation for releasing clean, crisp productions, and Glow Ballz is no different."

The Bangin' Beats:
"Check out this absolutely cataclysmic track that will blow you away."

Notable Dance:
“Glow Ballz” shines as one of the more memorable tracks in the genre."

"The preview drops us into a heavy set of drums and dark bass, with a peculiar tribal feel. It quickly morphs into something very serene, calming, yet weirdly eerie, almost like something out of an X-Files episode. This isn’t to say it’s bad, in fact it’s incredibly well done, as we have come to expect from the grossly talented Matt Lange. The build up back to the bumpin’ drums isn’t accompanied by a drop, thankfully (it just wouldn’t feel right). We could argue about its genre for days, but we rather like one of the commenter’s descriptions “Tribal Tech” so let’s go with that."

MC Flipside: Jan van Lier remix is rocking. 4/5 stars.

Blake Jarrell: Thanks! 5/5 stars.

Guy J: Liking Jan's remix. Thnx good luck. 3/5 stars.

Spesh: Good stuff. Both mixes, and love Jan van Lier. 4/5 stars.

Arcader: 2 solid tracks. Favoring the Jan van Lier remix at the moment, but love both. 5/5 stars.

Roe Pressley:  Great. Love 'em both! Love the mysterious deep-techy feel of the original, and the dancefloor-bangin' JvL contribution. 4/5 stars.

Alfonso Padilla: Very nice. 5/5 stars.

Jason Jenkins (Hypersonic): Will be supporting this release in full! Great vibe! 5/5 stars.

Jaytech: May try original, cheers :) 3/5 stars.

DJ Ron: Great track. 4/5 stars.

Check out "Glow Ballz" on Beatport.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Glow Ballz - FREE Remix Pack

The first 100 people who send us a screenshot of their Beatport receipt for purchasing "Glow Ballz" - either mix - will receive a download link for ALL of the stems from the original mix. Remix away!!!

Send your proof-of-purchase to: academikrecords at gmail dawt com

[Note: Please feel free to crop or blur any sensitive information. We need only proof-of-purchase.]

Click here to preview and purchase "Glow Ballz" on Beatport.

Offer ends February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014