Stefan Braatz: ‘Electronic music always evolves in its variety, but still carries its past with it’ The Adaptor label boss on the Berlin scene, why its ok to be influenced by the past, releasing music on Steve Bug's Poker Flat imprint and his exclusive session for The Night Bazaar

STEFAN Braatz has long been an important guru on the German house scene. He first started producing and DJing way back 2000 after discovering – and subsequently becoming obsessed with – acid and Chicago house, and formed his own Adapter label way back in 2004. Over years he’s released on house staples like King Street and Nite Grooves, while his latest addition to his prolific discography is a fresh cut on Steve Bug’s evergreen Poker Flat Recordings. On ‘Realize’ his affinity for groovy Chicago house is in full effect as he enlists the vocal talents of Merwyn Sanders, one...

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Dr Meaker: ‘It was all done at a steady and methodical pace’ The band's producer Clive Meaker talks us through the making of their Dirt & Soul Collaborated album and how he pulled everything and everyone together

IT’S been one year since Dr Meaker released their critically acclaimed album Dirt & Soul on Circus Records. The album went straight to Number 3 on the iTunes electronic chart, and was the Number 1 selling drum & bass album in the world on its release – gathering support and earning respect from every corner of the globe. Since that bomb dropped, Bristol’s most exciting live D’n’B act have been touring the world with their own unique take on the ‘Bristol Sound’. How they found the time we’ll never know, but the collective has been back in the studio...

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Lex Luca: “I bring all of my life experiences into my music” The London based DJ/Producer chats to us about his meteoric rise and his new In Tune imprint

SOMETIMES an artist explodes onto the scene and immediately grabs your attention. Lex Luca has done just that garnering support from the likes of Pete Tong, Mark Knight, Annie Mac, B Traits, Danny Howard and Giles Peterson in a short space of time. Not to be confused with Superman’s nemesis, the London based house, disco and techno DJ / Producer has only been producing ‘seriously’ for five years but has already enjoyed big releases on Cr2, Dopewax, Roger Sanchez’s Undr The Radr and on Jaguar Skills ‘Fly’. He’s also appeared alongside the likes of Coyu, Dubfire, Basement Jaxx, Roger...

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Derrick May and Francesco Tristano on studio album Surface Tension The 8 track Surface Tension includes the first original music from Derrick May for nearly two decades

DERRICK May is one of the most significant figures in modern-day electronic music. His groundbreaking work in the 80s and 90s set the blueprint for techno, and he is rightly revered amongst DJs, producers and fans alike. The problem, those fans would say however, is that he hadn’t produced any original records for close to 20 years… until now. Step forward Francesco Tristano, a classically trained and highly celebrated pianist with a penchant for electronic music production who somehow tempted May out of this extended production break to work on his latest project. Set for release on Transmat, May’s groundbreaking...

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