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Hurricane (feat The Shadow Self) - (4:09) 122 BPM
   
Hurricane (feat The Shadow Self - Club mix) - (6:58) 121 BPM
   
Hurricane (feat The Shadow Self - Deetron vocal remix) - (7:47) 121 BPM
   
Hurricane (feat The Shadow Self - Deetron Dub remix) - (7:15) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Silhouettes & Sparks (feat. Hendrik Burkhard) - (4:15) 82 BPM
   
Silhouettes & Sparks (feat Hendrik Burkhard - Denis Horvat remix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
Review: Berlin tech house hero Alex Niggemann stepped up for the latest edition of Australian mix series Balance, delivering an impressive selection that merged pop inflected electronica, harder edged techno sounds right through to his warm and percussive tech house that has earned him accolades in recent years. Two of his original tracks now appear as a single release, such as the soulful yet glitchy R&B stylings of "Hurricane" featuring the silky vocals of The Shadow Self (which gets a super deep and emotive makeover by Swiss hi-tech soul man Deetron) then the evocative and bittersweet electronica of "Silhouettes & Sparks" feat. Hendrik Burkhard gets the remix treatment by Danish rising star Denis Horvat, who is fresh off releases for labels like Innervisions ad Exit Strategy and that very aesthetic is channeled into this brooding journey track.
BAL 019EP
03 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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TVA - "Radio Camaldoli Stereo" - (3:27) 122 BPM
   
Andrea Oliva - "Empty Lips" - (4:14) 124 BPM
   
Dark Sky - "Rainkist" (Trevino's Heartbeat remix) - (7:40) 125 BPM
   
Gui Boratto - "Joker" (Dave DK mix) - (7:19) 120 BPM
   
Ricardo Tobar - "Garden" (Daniel Avery remix) - (6:28) 118 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Hurricane" (feat The Shadow Self - Club mix) - (7:04) 121 BPM
   
Trikk - "Volta" - (10:25) 119 BPM
   
Dubspeeka - "SK4" - (7:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Baikal - "Pelican's Flight" - (10:15) 125 BPM
   
Philipp Stoya - "Rula" - (8:20) 119 BPM
   
TVA - "Stolen Jacket" - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Speaking Minds - "Monongahela" (Denis Horvat remix) - (6:57) 125 BPM
   
MUUI - "Rsrsrs" - (7:44) 122 BPM
   
Aril Brikha/Sebastian Mullaert - "Illuminate" - (7:57) 125 BPM
   
Valent - "Crisis Of Faith" - (7:35) 130 BPM
   
Etapp Kyle - "Opto" - (5:35) 129 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Divergent" - (9:56) 124 BPM
   
Antigone - "Blue Note" - (7:28) 129 BPM
   
A Phase - "Astryx" - (5:54) 129 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Balance" (Mixed By Alex Niggemann/continuous mix) - (1:16:30) 124 BPM
Review: From his native Dusseldorf to his adopted home of Berlin, Alex Niggemann's name is synonymous with the German tech house sound and appearances on a who's who of labels in recent years. From Poker Flat, Last Night On Earth and Tsuba to his own respected Aeon and Soulfooled imprints, he has shown his knack for deep and sexy grooves and his last eight years of DJing and studio prowess is on display for the latest edition of Australia's Balance series of mix compilations. The programming on Balance runs the gamut from deep, dark journey tracks (Gui Boratto "Joker" (Dave DK mix)"/Baikal - "Pelican's Flight"), dreamy hypnotism (Aril Brikha/Sebastian Mullaert - "Illuminate"/Antigone "Blue Note") and some new exclusives from the man himself, such as the mighty slow burner "Divergent". As always, there's a bonus track featuring all the aforementioned on a continuous mix.
BAL 019D
28 Oct 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Meteorite Man - (8:40) 154 BPM
   
Soledad - (8:56) 60 BPM
   
Limits - (8:02) 121 BPM
   
Ascenso - (9:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Friendly Strangers - (8:48) 120 BPM
   
Amman Dolore - (10:28) 123 BPM
   
Quest - (8:07) 122 BPM
   
Eden - (8:15) 122 BPM
   
Liar Eyes - (7:40) 121 BPM
   
Doors Of Perception - (10:08) 124 BPM
Review: New York City based Brian Cid appears next for Australian label Balance Music. An acclaimed studio engineer on pop projects in his recent past, he is now driven by a love of club culture and brings a lush and melodic style to the scene - as heard on labels like fabric, Knee Deep In Sound and Get Physical. The Endangered Records head honcho delivers some seriously deep and hypnotic perspectives in tech-house for his full length entitled Meteorite Man: brilliantly exemplified on the slinky mentalist groove of "Quest" or the hypnotic journey down the vortex that is "Limits" awash in a rich tapestry of melody and texture - among many others on this fine release.
BAL 025D
07 Dec 18
Progressive House
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Status Quo - (8:17) 124 BPM
   
Rain Dance - (7:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Repair - (6:17) 124 BPM
Review: St Louis' finest Andrew Rasse aka Butane is a veteran of the minimal techno scene, who should require no introduction. Having released on some top labels over the last decade not limited to Crosstown Rebels, DeePerfect and Hottrax in addition to running the alphahouse and Little Helpers imprints, he returns to ever reliable Aussie imprint Balance Music. This one is with Extrasketch alumnus Italian Riko Forinson again, on the La Natura EP. From the slinky and hypnotic mood music of "Status Quo", to the pumping euphoria of "Rain Dance" which shows off their penchant for well executed melodic techno, and the lean afterhours bounce of "Repair" - here's a surefire set of summertime grooves for any occasion.
BALANCE 010EP
03 Jul 20
Progressive House
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Various - "Continous Mix 1" (Hernan Cattaneo mix) - (1:17:19) 105 BPM
   
Various - "Continous Mix 2" (Hernan Cattaneo mix) - (1:17:48) 123 BPM
   
Boards Of Canada - "Aquarius" (version 3) - (6:24) 85 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Solitude" (feat Luciana) - (6:51) 105 BPM
   
Chaim - "Blue Shadow" (slow dance mix) - (4:43) 105 BPM
   
Silinder - "Pavement" (Paul Hazendonk & Noraj Cue Slow remix) - (8:39) 105 BPM
   
Mano Le Tough - "Changing Days" - (4:09) 102 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Rapideye" - (7:18) 105 BPM
   
Derek Howell - "Happy To Be Sad" (Derek'S Happy Again mix) - (6:39) 105 BPM
   
Mercurio - "On My Way To Hell" (feat Catnapp - Balance mix) - (6:56) 105 BPM
   
The Field - "No. No. . ." (John Tejada mix) - (8:02) 55 BPM
   
Moderat - "Clouded" (interlude) - (1:33) 100 BPM
   
Weval - "Out Of The Game" - (4:19) 85 BPM
   
Mike Griego - "Sponges" - (8:24) 100 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Ginga" - (7:05) 105 BPM
   
Spooky - "Shelter" (slow Phase mix) - (10:45) 101 BPM
   
YEWS - "Believe, Belong" - (3:35) 105 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Lunar" - (6:30) 105 BPM
   
Damabiah - "Irminsul, Le Pilier Du Monde" (2014 edit) - (6:52) 105 BPM
   
Gui Boratto - "Half Life" - (3:54) 54 BPM
   
Guy J - "Dizzy Moments" (Am mix) - (8:17) 110 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Into The Edge" - (5:28) 122 BPM
   
Roi Okev & Hakimonu - "Changes" - (7:24) 61 BPM
   
Chaim - "Underwater" - (6:56) 62 BPM
   
Ivory Street - "Modjo (Andy Arias Interpretation)" - (7:20) 123 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Parallax" - (6:47) 61 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Fugazzi" - (7:44) 61 BPM
   
Cid Inc. - "Fragile Circle" - (6:41) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Khen - "Sweet Break Up" - (8:40) 62 BPM
   
We Need Cracks - "Joran" - (6:10) 61 BPM
   
Guy J - "Esperanza" (Santi Mossman rework) - (7:12) 61 BPM
   
James Teej - "Disclosure" (feat Richie Hennessey - Simon Vuarambon remix) - (8:14) 62 BPM
   
Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z - "Patterns" (Guy Mantzur's 2014 mix) - (9:40) 63 BPM
   
Guy J - "Lonely Color" - (7:56) 62 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Guy Mantzur - "Imaginarium" - (8:32) 123 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Lotus" - (5:34) 62 BPM
BAL 012D
13 Oct 14
Balearic/Downtempo
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Under The Gun - (5:24) 110 BPM
   
Under The Gun (Tiga remix) - (6:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Under The Gun (Michael Mayer remix) - (7:53) 118 BPM
Review: A songwriter and sound engineer from Montreal, Clarian first gained notable recognition through his former role in synth-pop duo Footprintz - one of the first act signed to Visionquest, releasing several singles as well as an album - co-produced with Ewan Pearson. Further releases came via Kompakt, Turbo, Rumors, Founders of Filth and his own eponymous imprint. He will release his highly anticipated debut LP, Television Days, via Australia's Balance Music and the blissed out, lo-slung cosmic disco of "Under The Gun" is the first single lifted from the album.
BALANCE 001EP1
26 Jan 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Television Days - (4:30) 100 BPM
   
Tuxedo Beach - (4:36) 120 BPM
   
Television Days (Guy J remix) - (8:23) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Television Days (Tim Engelhardt remix) - (6:57) 59 BPM
   
Television Days (Tim Engelhardt Dub remix) - (6:57) 59 BPM
   
Television Days (Analog Stars remix) - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
Television Days (Analog Stars Dub remix) - (6:15) 110 BPM
BALANCE 001EP2
09 May 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Dedicated To Sagan - (1:24) 131 BPM
   
Lost Again - (5:20) 59 BPM
   
Under The Gun - (5:26) 110 BPM
   
Tulum - (4:47) 122 BPM
   
Sleepers - (4:42) 90 BPM
   
Space Zap Forever - (3:39) 69 BPM
   
Mote Of Dust - (1:06) 77 BPM
   
Down And Out - (3:06) 100 BPM
   
West Hollywood - (3:55) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Television Days - (4:24) 100 BPM
Review: Clarian North's arrival on Melbourne's Balance Music feels like the right thing at the right time. The producer has now made name for himself, thanks to several releases for the likes of Kompakt, while the imprint has racked up an impressive amount of long-plays from artists like Timo Maas, Nick Warren, and plenty of other house/tech greats. Clarian's output is pop-friendly dance music for the crossover specialists, often verging towards something altogether more 'indie'. Television Days is a balanced piece of work, offering a firmly wide-eyed view of house music, and one which does its best to steer away from the more loop-minded tracks that are pumped out weekly. Gentle and largely placid throughout, Clarian manages to blend subtle waves of acid, bleeps and the rest of what we would call 'industrial charm' into an LP that is fit for anyone and everyone. Non-specialist gear...for the trained ear.
BALANCE 001D
23 Feb 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Mayahl - (7:32) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Meteor - (6:55) 124 BPM
Review: Jet setting German DJ and producer D-Nox matches up with his Brazilian associate K.A.L.I.L. for two different shades of epic. "Mahayl", on the one side, with it 90s, almost Robert Miles-tip, surfs a wave of mellow before breaking down in a massive section of murky bass, only to then return again to the surface. "Meteor", like a rock reentering the atmosphere, burns long and hard into its final synthy descent. Spectacular deep trance.
BALANCE 007EP
20 Mar 20
Progressive House
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The Golden Key - (8:01) 118 BPM
   
Awakenings - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Golden Key (Luke Chable remix) - (7:56) 123 BPM
BALANCE 001
14 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Darius Syrossian - "Intro" - (1:43) 121 BPM
   
Demarkus Lewis - "Electric Wiggle" - (6:20) 121 BPM
   
Tim Deluxe - "Tryin' Find A Way" (club mix) - (7:06) 124 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Andranik" - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Dennis Ferrer - "The Red Room" (OBJ Vocal mix) - (7:01) 127 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Return Of The Favela People" - (6:06) 124 BPM
   
Apollonia - "Visa Americain" - (6:43) 124 BPM
   
DJ T - "Music Is Therapy" - (7:15) 124 BPM
   
Bas Ibellini - "That's Right" - (6:32) 124 BPM
   
Burnski - "Changes" (dub mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Laurent Garnier - "Crispy Bacon" - (5:50) 130 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "What You Say" - (6:02) 125 BPM
   
Mar-T & Luca Donzelli - "Sunday Sampling" - (6:59) 124 BPM
   
Ian Pooley - "Roller Skate Disco" - (7:22) 129 BPM
   
Matt Tolfrey & Heartthrob - "Can You Control It?" - (5:48) 127 BPM
   
House Of Virus - "Pacific State" (Barber & Tom Finn remix) - (7:37) 124 BPM
   
Deetron - "Photon" - (8:08) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Francesco Tristano - "Idiosynkrasia" - (5:49) 123 BPM
   
Smokin Jo - "Now What" - (7:41) 127 BPM
   
Two Armadillos - "Jazz Falutin" - (6:56) 125 BPM
   
Marc Faenger - "Little Helper 224-2" - (6:45) 123 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "The Renegade" - (6:00) 125 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Give It To Me" - (3:29) 124 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Unicorn Zone" - (3:30) 128 BPM
   
Makam - "Girls Night" - (5:58) 125 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Beetham Tower" - (6:19) 123 BPM
   
Sleeper Thief - "Full Of You" - (7:35) 124 BPM
   
Jacob Korn & Break SL - "You & Me" (feat Tabitha Xavier) - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
Prompt & Onuba - "Zora" (Silicone Soulas Hypno House dub) - (7:50) 124 BPM
   
Larry Heard & Mr White - "The Sun Canat Compare" (Long version) - (7:47) 128 BPM
   
DrDr - "Addicted" (Bwana remix) - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
Jimpster - "Porchlight & Rocking Chairs" (Kink remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
Played by: Carl Cox, Waff
BAL 018D
16 Aug 16
Deep House
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Deetron - "Croque" - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Romanthony - "Bring U Up" (Deetron edit) - (6:55) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deetron - "Collide" (Deetron Unreleased version) - (10:47) 123 BPM
   
Radio Slave - "Let It Rain" (Deetron edit) - (8:22) 126 BPM
BAL 004DS
05 Nov 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Deetron/Various
   
Various - "Continuous DJ Mix 1 - Mixed By Deetron" - (1:10:27) 123 BPM
   
Various - "Continuous DJ Mix 2 - Mixed By Deetron" - (1:19:13) 127 BPM
   
Autchere - "Nine" - (3:40)
   
Reno Wurzbacher - "Julischkaa" - (10:43) 120 BPM
   
Model 500 - "Infoworld" (Loop remix) - (4:49) 122 BPM
   
Julio Bashmore - "Craboon" - (6:34) 123 BPM
   
Shit Robot - "Losing My Patience" (Unabombers remix) - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Todd Terje - "Bonysh" - (5:43) 120 BPM
   
BNJMN - "Blocks" - (5:17) 120 BPM
   
DJ Koze - "The Gekloppel Continues" - (6:13) 115 BPM
   
Ricardo Villalobos - "What's Wrong My Friends?" - (14:30) 128 BPM
   
Wishmountain - "Video" - (5:04) 124 BPM
   
Move D - "Your Personal Healer" - (8:26) 123 BPM
   
Todd Terje - "Ragysh" - (8:49) 120 BPM
   
System 7 - "Positive Noise" (Carl Craig remix) - (11:50) 126 BPM
   
Resonance - "Yellow Train" - (2:24) 138 BPM
   
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - "Ego" - (6:45) 123 BPM
   
Maceo Plex - "You & Me" - (7:36) 124 BPM
   
Lawrence - "Above The Sky" - (7:44) 120 BPM
   
Virgo Four - "It's A Crime" (Caribou remix) - (8:16) 125 BPM
   
Mr Beatnick - "Synthetes" - (4:46) 124 BPM
   
Cavalier - "Kaimanawa" - (5:17) 124 BPM
   
Nicolas Jaar - "Space Is Only Noise If You Can See" (Dave Aju remix) - (5:57) 119 BPM
   
Throbbing Gristle - "Hot On The Heels Of Love" (Ratcliffe remix) - (7:56) 126 BPM
   
Avus - "Reality Itself" - (7:07) 124 BPM
   
LV & Message To Bears - "Explode" (feat Zaki Ibrahim) - (2:57) 120 BPM
   
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Pioneer IOO" - (5:44) 133 BPM
   
Andy Stott - "Tell Me Anthing" - (5:43)
   
Savage Progress - "Heart Begin To Beat" - (6:31)
   
I:Cube - "Un Dimanche Sans Fin" - (6:28) 126 BPM
   
Substance - "Relish" (Shed remix) - (7:25) 131 BPM
   
Roots Panorama - "Threee" (Deetron Beeetz remix) - (4:37) 126 BPM
   
Ripperton - "Swept Illusions" - (10:32) 124 BPM
   
Onsunlade - "Envision" (Ame remix) - (9:16) 123 BPM
   
Mampo Village - "Descending Of The Supernatural" - (12:56) 125 BPM
   
Deetron - "Croque" - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Super Flu - "Hallo Halle" - (8:17) 125 BPM
   
Sneaker - "You Think You Think!" - (12:17) 121 BPM
   
Mathew Jonson - "Learning To Fly" (dub) - (12:18) 130 BPM
   
Wbeeza - "A116" - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Reggie Doakes - "Haiti" - (5:00) 128 BPM
   
Wax - "30003B" - (7:02) 129 BPM
   
Romanthony - "Bring U Up" (Deetron edit) - (6:55) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mike Dehnert - "Umlaut 2" - (6:09) 126 BPM
   
Four Tet - "Pinnacles" - (8:20) 126 BPM
   
Redshape - "Son Of A" - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
Simon Garcia - "Tears In Vain" (Deetron remix) - (7:39) 120 BPM
   
Johanna Knutsson - "Heavy Baby" (Minilogues Cut For A Cut) - (14:32) 126 BPM
   
Surgeon - "The Crawling Frog Is Torn & Smiles" - (7:12) 130 BPM
   
Cosmin TRG - "Fizic" - (5:39) 125 BPM
   
Radio Slave - "Let It Rain" - (8:22) 126 BPM
   
Deetron - "Starblazer" - (8:18) 125 BPM
   
Lone - "Coreshine Voodoo" - (5:59) 134 BPM
   
Rhythm is Rhythm - "Kaos" - (4:32)
   
Ronny & Renzo - "Heartbreak Theme" - (9:40) 122 BPM
   
Deetron - "Collide" - (10:47) 123 BPM
BAL 004 CD
02 Dec 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Funk D'Void/Various
   
Various - "Continuous Mix 1" - (1:19:06) 125 BPM
   
Various - "Continuous Mix 2" - (1:19:26) 125 BPM
   
Hawkinson - "Introduction" - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Monty Luke - "Yesterday & Today" - (10:02) 121 BPM
   
Los Hermanos - "Olmec My Brother" - (5:07) 132 BPM
   
Chris Malinchak - "Razor 2.0" - (5:25) 121 BPM
   
Peter Dildo - "Lucky Punch" - (6:50) 127 BPM
   
Arkist - "Effingham PL" - (6:19) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tonka - "Orca" - (4:36) 126 BPM
   
Mike Acetate - "Elevate" - (6:41) 126 BPM
   
Soy Mustafa - "Return Of The Anunnaki" - (4:58) 127 BPM
   
Moodymanc - "Talker" - (7:29) 125 BPM
   
Exercise One & Mathew Jonson - "Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd" - (10:11) 122 BPM
   
Guy Andrews - "Confuted" - (5:04) 127 BPM
   
Delano Smith - "Wires" - (8:00) 127 BPM
   
Sam Matters - "Weight Off My Mind" - (2:30) 123 BPM
   
Chymera - "The Chase" - (4:00) 124 BPM
   
Jesper Dahlback - "Nyhus" (part Two) - (7:13) 125 BPM
   
Pezzner - "Only With Your Eyes" - (7:49) 123 BPM
   
Spirit Catcher - "Sedona" - (7:37) 124 BPM
   
Vince Watson - "A Very Different World" - (4:39) 127 BPM
   
Tony Lionni - "Loving You" - (6:20) 125 BPM
   
Funk Dâ??Void - "Diabla" - (8:16) 128 BPM
   
Alucidnation - "Suspended On Air" - (4:59) 110 BPM
   
Kolombo - "Waiting For" - (6:43)
   
Lee Webster - "Delve" - (6:09)
   
Steve Reich - "Electric Counterpoint - Fast" (movement 3) - (6:50)
   
Lovebirds - "Running Backwards" - (6:36) 111 BPM
   
Space Dimension Controller - "Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere" - (3:59) 115 BPM
   
Martin Patino - "Hommage A La Sodomie" - (9:42) 123 BPM
   
Outmode - "Dark Journey" - (9:37) 113 BPM
   
Vincent I Watson - "Celtic Beauty" - (3:42) 126 BPM
   
Joash - "Assassin" - (8:05) 140 BPM
   
Joris Voorn - "RE-2001" - (7:18)
   
Chaser - "Bite The Bullet" - (5:55) 128 BPM
   
Tom Ellis - "Go Through Me" - (6:20) 124 BPM
   
DJ Profile - "Can U Sing" - (7:22) 123 BPM
   
Rhythm Maker - "Alles Mainstream" - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
Patrice Scott - "Tones & Things" - (3:48) 120 BPM
   
Robert Babicz - "Out Of Order" - (7:17) 126 BPM
   
Sound Stream - "Makin's Love" - (9:34) 120 BPM
   
Blackman - "Headroom" - (5:47) 127 BPM
   
Phil Kieran - "Prism" - (6:31) 125 BPM
   
The Reboot Joy Confession - "1999 (Untitled)" - (4:35) 119 BPM
   
Wasted Gaze - "Untitled State Of Mind" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Francois DuBois - "Sweet Spot" - (6:29) 127 BPM
   
Dennis DeSantis - "You Say" - (5:16) 126 BPM
BAL 006D
05 Oct 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Emerge - (9:45) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Solace - (9:07) 120 BPM
Review: Melbournians GMJ and Matter AKA Gavin Martin & Matty Doyle have an established place in their legendary progressive house scene. It's fitting then that a release on local institution Balance is offered up here, with the duo forming powers with Queensland native Funkform for some excursions in slinky and entrancing night moves. From the deep tribal meditations of "Emerge" through to the Afro influenced dancefloor drama of "Solace" - we want to hear more from this mighty trio in 2020.
BALANCE 005EP
22 Nov 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Fur Coat/Various
   
Balance Presents Fur Coat (continuous mix) - (1:15:17) 123 BPM
   
Tobias - "If" (Matthew Jonson & The Mole remix) - (9:16) 128 BPM
   
Masonenos - "Post Communism In Casablanca" - (7:07) 124 BPM
   
Embassy Of Joy - "Addiction" (Patlac remix) - (7:56) 122 BPM
   
Joey Negro & Akabu - "Phuture Bound" (Ame radio edit) - (3:35) 124 BPM
   
Chardronnet & Afrilounge - "Morning Poem" (feat Phetote The Poet) - (8:06) 120 BPM
   
Francesca Lombardo - "Perseidi" - (8:03) 122 BPM
   
Tokyo Black Star - "Caballero" (Radio Slaves Innervision remix) - (9:28) 120 BPM
   
Cesare & Disorder - "Monasterio" - (7:22) 127 BPM
   
SLAM - "Visual Capture" (Luke Slater remix) - (9:36) 125 BPM
   
Simon Flower - "Phosphenes" (Efdemin remix) - (7:10) 127 BPM
   
Fur Coat - "Monday" - (8:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Metronomy - "Love Letters" (Agoria remix) - (6:04) 120 BPM
   
Fur Coat - "U Turn" - (7:04) 122 BPM
   
Roman Flugel - "OTH" - (6:06) 122 BPM
   
Malandra Jr - "Infinity" - (8:39) 122 BPM
   
DJ Koze - "Mariposa" - (7:42) 124 BPM
   
Michael Mayer - "Voigt Kampff Test" (Barnt remix) - (8:18) 120 BPM
Played by: Solomun
BAL 015D
29 May 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Guy J/Various
   
Various - "Balance Presents Guy J" (continuous DJ mix by Guy J) - (1:17:42) 123 BPM
   
DJ Yellow - "No One Gets Left Behind" (Guy J remix) - (7:46) 120 BPM
   
Roger Martinez - "Menthol Raga" (Guy J remix) - (9:36) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Santa Fe" (Guy J remix) - (7:41) 121 BPM
   
APM001 - "Migrants" (Guy J edit - Radio Slave acappella) - (7:36) 120 BPM
   
Juan Deminicis - "Once Upon A Time" (Guy J remix) - (8:01) 120 BPM
   
Navar - "Phases Of Grief" (Guy J remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
   
Pavel Petrov - "Fever" (Guy J edit - Pezzner remix) - (7:46) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DJ T - "City Life" (feat Cari Golden - acappella) - (5:41)
   
Lanoiraude - "Waitin'" (Charles Webster Missive Sounds remix) - (5:57) 123 BPM
   
Dactilar - "Day One" (Guy J remix) - (3:54) 123 BPM
   
Echomen - "Perpetual" (Guy J remix) - (8:15) 125 BPM
   
Guy Mantzur - "Im Your Country" (Guy J remix) - (9:08) 126 BPM
   
Way Out West - "Killa" (Guy J remix) - (6:10) 123 BPM
   
Robert Babicz - "Duba" (Guy J remix) - (8:24) 126 BPM
Review: Guy J's progressive house roots shine through on this first contribution to the Balance series. It's not just the sound - occasionally downtempo, always atmospheric and sometimes deliciously dreamy - but also his choice of tunes; each of the 13 tracks has been reconstructed or re-edited by the experienced Israeli producer. While this would be seen as self-indulgence in others, it gives the mix a coherence and fluidity that's never less than attractive. Wisely, he mixes it up throughout, flitting between dreamy deepness (Juan Deminicis), trippy dancefloor intensity (his edit of Radio Slave's version of APM 001's "Migrants"), picturesque goodness (Nevar's "Phases of Grief") and darting, melodic techno (Echomen).
BAL 009D
19 Jul 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Henry Saiz/Various
   
Henry Saiz - "Lone Wolf" - (10:50) 106 BPM
   
Hal Icandenza - "Contacto" - (9:05) 106 BPM
   
Bufi - "Bird Song" - (6:57) 119 BPM
   
R.I.P BESTIA - "African Wedding Ceremony" (JMII's Sagrada Familia remix) - (5:29) 122 BPM
   
Landikhan - "Veneno Mortal" (R.I.P BESTIA Acid Antidote JP 8080) - (7:47) 78 BPM
   
A Friend Of Marcus - "She Who Annihilates" (Henry Saiz Our Discovery version) - (8:51) 120 BPM
   
Damabiah - "Sur Les Genoux De L'automne" (Henry Saiz remix) - (9:14) 122 BPM
   
Joep Mencke - "Sonder" - (9:58) 122 BPM
   
Tentacle - "Goliath" (Brassica remix) - (7:09) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Secrets" (Tuff City Kids remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
   
Marc Marzenit - "The Walrus" - (7:06) 122 BPM
   
Victoria Rodriguez - "Moon On A Bright Day" - (9:13) 124 BPM
   
Brian Cid - "Luminous Black" - (8:01) 121 BPM
   
Henry Saiz & Tentacle - "The Prophetess" - (6:45) 117 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "The Light" (bRUNA remix 2017 Master) - (8:22) 117 BPM
   
Sistema - "Entre" (Henry Saiz remix) - (5:53) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Rave Flute" (Balance version) - (5:28) 120 BPM
   
Petar Dundov & Henry Saiz - "Infinite Promises" - (9:57) 120 BPM
   
NVSBL - "Woodhouse" (Henry Saiz Balance version) - (7:45) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Death Drive" (Eduardo De La Calle remix) - (6:31) 126 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Pendulum" (Henry Saiz Balance version) - (13:44) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz & Cora Novoa - "Golden Dawn" (Brynjolfur Dream mix) - (9:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Henry Saiz - "September" - (8:36) 121 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Spiricom" (Hal Incandenza remix) - (5:26) 112 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Balance Presents Natura Sonoris" (continuous DJ mix) - (2:23:28)
Review: Henry Saiz hails from Spain; he's a music producer who's highly regarded, someone even called him a genius once (although there is a possibility that it was he himself who said it), and here he takes the reigns of the 19th volume in the Balance Presents series. He embarrasses a legion of sham DJs too by weaving a mix that utilises vinyl, cassette, reel-to-reel tapes and over 100 field recordings. All the material here is exclusive to this mix and the hypnotic, primal trance-electro-disco-house blend is once heard, never forgotten. A genuine artist at work.

BAL 021D
14 Jul 17
Funky/Club House
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Hernan Cattaneo - "Balance Presents Sudbeat" (continuous mix 1) - (1:18:41) 105 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo - "Balance Presents Sudbeat" (continuous mix 2) - (1:17:57) 122 BPM
   
Toki Fuko - "An Odor" (Balance version) - (8:59) 53 BPM
   
Sahar Z & Navar - "The Dogma Code" - (7:07) 105 BPM
   
Anton Tumas & Eugene Toale - "Endless Story" - (6:13) 105 BPM
   
Ben Shaw - "Above The Clouds" - (8:40) 124 BPM
   
Conures - "Elegy" - (6:05) 53 BPM
   
Kevin Di Serna & Ditian - "Everest" - (7:17) 105 BPM
   
Ian Dillon - "Embers" (Slow version) - (6:42) 105 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Fantasy" - (7:24) 105 BPM
   
Khen - "Never Lose Your Innocence" (Downtempo mix) - (9:20) 104 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Closer" (feat Oriana Favaro) - (6:42) 105 BPM
   
Nick Warren & Tripswitch - "Savannah" - (7:22) 110 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Perpetual" (Day mix) - (9:16) 110 BPM
   
Konvex & The Shadow - "Rubalove" - (5:34) 110 BPM
   
Giddyhead - "Smile Riven" - (7:38) 110 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Life Isa?" - (6:16) 98 BPM
   
Simon Vuarambon & Sidartha Siliceo - "Liberation" - (6:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tara Brooks - "Yugen" - (8:20) 120 BPM
   
VERLK - "Lakebed" - (6:15) 123 BPM
   
Dance Spirit - "Kaleidoscope" - (9:47) 121 BPM
   
Audio Junkies, Lonya - "Imma" - (8:27) 120 BPM
   
Navid Mehr - "Random Act Of Kindness" - (7:31) 121 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Deneb" - (8:37) 122 BPM
   
Juan Deminicis - "Suburbean" - (6:42) 122 BPM
   
Facundo Mohrr, Valdovinos - "Random Walks" - (8:01) 122 BPM
   
Guy Mantzur - "Requiem For Us" - (8:57) 122 BPM
   
Chicola - "Clockers" (Balanced mix) - (4:17) 122 BPM
   
Nick Varon - "Sivota" - (8:00) 122 BPM
   
Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Pressure Drop" - (9:38) 122 BPM
   
Guy J - "Brothers Vibe" - (8:31) 122 BPM
   
Crudito Sava - "Todo Y Nada" - (7:42) 123 BPM
BAL 020D
10 Mar 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Balance 029 Mix 1" (continuous DJ mix by James Zabiela) - (1:09:58) 103 BPM
   
Various - "Balance 029 Mix 2" (continuous DJ mix by James Zabiela) - (1:16:27) 127 BPM
   
Sapphire Slows - "Silent Escape" - (5:33) 136 BPM
   
Kornel Kovacs - "Szikra" - (6:41) 122 BPM
   
Barry Lynn - "Alpha Tauri" - (3:12) 126 BPM
   
Earlham Mystics - "Truth" - (3:51) 104 BPM
   
B12 - "Untold" - (4:38) 100 BPM
   
VC-118A - "Face The Waves" - (4:37) 103 BPM
   
Grandbrothers - "Bloodflow" - (5:58) 97 BPM
   
Sad City - "Steady Jam" - (11:54) 52 BPM
   
Talaboman - "Safe Changes" - (6:23) 52 BPM
   
Francisco Branda - "Hyena" - (7:20) 105 BPM
   
Ecco Foul - "Gloss" - (4:57) 53 BPM
   
Pye Corner Audio - "Dead Ends" - (7:52) 53 BPM
   
HOLOVR - "Into Light" - (11:01) 101 BPM
   
Debussy - "Reverie 68" (Second Story & Appleblim rework) - (5:43) 106 BPM
   
Island People - "Distance 7" - (2:37) 139 BPM
   
Oddhoody - "The Deep" - (4:04) 110 BPM
   
Merrin Karras - "Void" - (8:34) 110 BPM
   
Pev & Kowton - "Junked" - (6:09) 151 BPM
   
Davis - "Plenitude" - (5:25) 112 BPM
   
Ozel AB - "Positronic Dreams" - (6:57) 115 BPM
   
OOBE - "Crush Mind" - (3:36) 113 BPM
   
Courser - "Distances" - (4:38) 118 BPM
   
James Zabiela - "Vines" - (4:58) 120 BPM
   
AAAA - "Jazz D" - (2:44) 120 BPM
   
Architectural - "Cubismo 8. 2" - (5:49) 87 BPM
   
Goldmund - "Thread" - (2:46) 125 BPM
   
Earlham Mystics - "Waters" - (4:25) 124 BPM
   
Steve Hauschildt - "Horizon Of Appearances" - (6:33) 109 BPM
   
Radio Slave - "Children Of The E" (KiNK SP1200 mix) - (6:05) 126 BPM
   
Avalon Emerson - "The Frontier" - (2:21) 135 BPM
   
James Zabiela - "X Ray" - (6:48) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mak & Pasteman - "Pulses" - (6:24) 126 BPM
   
Pisetzky - "Vahana" - (1:35) 123 BPM
   
Lanark Artefax - "Touch Absence" - (5:51) 125 BPM
   
John Beltran - "Under This Sky" - (1:39) 118 BPM
   
Lawrence - "Simmer" (Lake People remix) - (6:03) 126 BPM
   
Solitary Dancer - "Paradise Found" (Rapture version) - (2:53) 88 BPM
   
Chambray - "Cerulean" - (6:24) 126 BPM
   
Silas & Snare - "Memories" - (6:17) 126 BPM
   
Redlight - "City Jams" - (5:56) 124 BPM
   
Lake People - "Delusive" - (6:33) 126 BPM
   
Truncate - "WRKTRX 3" - (5:08) 125 BPM
   
Rod - "Pull" - (5:18) 127 BPM
   
Plant43 - "Frozen Monarch" - (3:08) 123 BPM
   
Sinfol - "Crystalline" (feat Barbara Ford) - (7:20) 128 BPM
   
Steve Parker - "Acid Planet" - (6:35) 128 BPM
   
Fabrizio Lapiana - "Far Away" - (6:23) 128 BPM
   
SHDW & Obscure Shape - "Augen Der Nacht" (Ryan James Ford version) - (6:28) 131 BPM
   
Benjamin Damage - "Montreal" - (6:29) 132 BPM
   
Mark Henning - "Expander Six" - (4:51) 130 BPM
   
Special Request - "Carex Vesicaria" - (5:48) 150 BPM
   
Wata Igarashi - "Lucifero" - (6:26) 125 BPM
   
Paper Dollhouse - "Crayons" - (1:37) 128 BPM
   
A Sagittariun - "Vanishing Point" - (5:49) 127 BPM
   
Anthony Linell - "Fractal Vision" - (7:34) 130 BPM
   
Hans Berg - "In Dreams" - (16:05) 133 BPM
   
Sine Sleeper - "Closing" - (1:28) 134 BPM
   
J Mono - "Sspses" - (5:26) 132 BPM
BAL 022D
09 Feb 18
Techno
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Jozif/Various
   
Various - "Balance Presents Jozif" (continuous mix by Jozif) - (1:12:33) 120 BPM
   
Charles Webster - "Butterfly" - (5:35)
   
Glimpse & Martin Dawson - "Our Friends Electric" - (7:24) 124 BPM
   
Burnin' Tears - "Got A Reason" - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
Lake Powell - "More or Less" - (8:22) 120 BPM
   
YokoO - "Blinded" (YokoO Walking To The Light edit) - (6:42) 122 BPM
   
Steffi - "Sadness" (Vinyl version) - (5:38) 124 BPM
   
Silicone Soul - "One Thing" - (8:01) 113 BPM
   
Burnin' Tears - "How I Feel" - (5:51) 118 BPM
   
Ian Pooley - "Compurhythm" - (6:42) 125 BPM
   
Sam Wallace - "Echelon" - (9:11) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
jozif - "BT's 3" (radio edit) - (4:03) 120 BPM
   
jozif - "BT's 5" (radio edit) - (4:46) 123 BPM
   
Rob Shields - "Slum Room" - (6:32) 118 BPM
Review: Jozif is part of the new wave of underground house DJs, and on this compilation he displays his ability to curate a fine range of house tracks, while always retaining a soulful touch. The selection starts with the sensuous vocals and atmospheric guitar strumming of Charles Webster's "Butterfly", before moving into the mournful pianos of Burnin' Tears' "Got a Reason" and the hissing percussion and reflective vocals of YokoO's "Blinded". There are some less esoteric contributions, in particular from Silicone Soul, whose lurching bass and heavy claps make for a welcome diversion. But in the main, this is a collection of emotional house, best embodied by the dislocated chant 'loneliness, emptiness no happiness, just sadness' on Steffi's "Sadness".
BAL 007CD
01 Mar 13
Minimal/Tech House
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People, Be Nice (Day mix) - (5:55) 121 BPM
   
People, Be Nice (Night version) - (7:41) 121 BPM
   
People, Be Nice (Eli Nissan Everlast remix) - (8:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
If Animals Could Talk - (9:42) 120 BPM
Review: This EP for Balance Music is another winner for the Australian producer Luka Sambe. With recent releases on labels like Lost & Found and Traum Schallplatten, this EP is filled with the sort of gems that should get repeated plays from progressive house heroes like Guy J, Sasha and more. "If Animals Could Talk" will allow you passage deep into the amazon on this breathtaking and deep tribal rain dance. Following this he is sounding rather majestic on the slinky and hypnotic dancefloor drama of "People Can Dance", in addition to ever reliable Israeli producer Eli Nissan's bouncy bass-driven tech house rework - which is aimed squarely at main room dancefloors.
BALANCE 004EP
30 Aug 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Magda/Various
   
Various - "Balance 027" (mixed by magda continuous mix 1) - (1:09:55) 115 BPM
   
Various - "Balance 027" (mixed by magda continuous mix 2) - (1:13:12) 126 BPM
   
Tomas More - "Gold, Grey & Dun" - (8:08) 108 BPM
   
Dinos Chapman - "Alltid" - (3:40) 89 BPM
   
Jahiliyya Fields - "Turned On Type" - (5:46) 115 BPM
   
Tase - "Comeback" - (4:07) 95 BPM
   
NYMA/Carreno Is LB - "Solaria" - (5:29) 97 BPM
   
Gregory Fleckner Quintet - "How Much Would Conkers Cost?" - (11:15) 117 BPM
   
Farben presents James Din A4 - "Please Excuse My Face" - (5:26) 120 BPM
   
Rework - "Traubenzucker" - (8:39) 122 BPM
   
Odd Soul - "Capitoul" - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Hauntologists - "Shakes" - (6:32) 124 BPM
   
Luc Ringeisen - "Beat Design" - (7:56) 126 BPM
   
Wishmountain - "Crisps" - (3:42) 101 BPM
   
Cornerbred - "Riding High" - (5:03) 120 BPM
   
Odei - "Radius Head" - (1:14) 112 BPM
   
19 21 3 11 21 20 - "B1" - (7:54) 123 BPM
   
Brett Johnson - "Big Drunk Caterpillar" - (3:49) 126 BPM
   
CV30X - "2x4" - (4:45) 123 BPM
   
Nicholas Desamory feat Lucile Desamory - "The Truth" - (6:31) 111 BPM
   
Kaitaro - "Magic Channel" - (12:49) 125 BPM
   
Rotorik - "Verschollen In Der Unendlichkeit" (Roto edit) - (2:55) 108 BPM
   
Errorsmith - "Make Or Break" - (3:32) 160 BPM
   
Shackleton - "Cast The Die" - (11:41) 135 BPM
   
Andrew Pekler - "Pitch Class Spy Glass" - (1:14) 120 BPM
   
Andrew Pekler - "Dizzy Spells Of Summer" - (0:49) 138 BPM
   
Minor Science - "The Beckoner" - (4:48) 120 BPM
   
The Mole/Hreno - "Things Are Heating Up In The Grizzly Maze" - (11:59) 126 BPM
   
Murat Tepeli - "P.S.A. (Play Stop Acid)" - (6:25) 120 BPM
   
Marc Houle - "Techletoes" - (3:20) 127 BPM
   
Alliv Sobol - "Toz 11" - (11:14) 128 BPM
   
Tomas More - "Whoas In Charge" (melodic version) - (3:27) 102 BPM
   
Rework - "In A Dance" - (7:17) 126 BPM
   
Stefny Winter - "I Needed That" - (7:19) 125 BPM
   
XDB - "Indywa" - (6:34) 127 BPM
   
Seth Troxler - "Evangelion" (Jonson & Siminski remix) - (7:20) 126 BPM
   
Magda - "Trailerfork" - (6:21) 123 BPM
   
Trusame - "Itas Slow" (Truncate raw mix part 1) - (5:25) 124 BPM
   
Samuli Kemppi - "Wrong Turn" - (4:49) 128 BPM
   
Etcher - "They Are Us" - (3:24) 126 BPM
   
TB Arthur - "1 (B1)" - (7:09) 116 BPM
   
Marcel Dettmann - "Apron" (PAS Tubed mix 2) - (5:46) 131 BPM
   
DVS1 - "Black Russian" - (6:31) 130 BPM
   
Lester Fitzpatrick - "Tone Control" - (5:11) 136 BPM
   
Magda - "Scrumps" - (4:55) 124 BPM
   
Birdsmakingmachine - "Icaros" - (11:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sandman - "Machines Like This" - (7:00) 122 BPM
   
Gabriel Ferreira - "Fold" - (5:20) 116 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Fall Down On Me" - (7:03) 123 BPM
   
Transllusion - "Walking With Clouds" - (3:32) 135 BPM
   
Obergman - "Holometer" - (3:45) 128 BPM
Played by: Maceo Plex
Review: Australia's Balance Music is known for its quality mixes by the very finest in the underground music circuit. With previous compilations by the likes of New York's Danny Tenaglia, Deetron and Funk D'Void, among others, this is as close to a Fabric mix as you can get without those shiny tin cases. Ex-minimal legend turned all-out techno queen Magda steps up for number 27 in the series, and it's nothing but vibes on this one. Amalgamating shreds of stripped back techno - Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, Samuli Kemppi - together with newer, more underground sounds from some of the most cutting-edge labels around - Marco Bernardi's Sandman project, TTT's Minor Science, XDB and Shackleton - the Minus legend shows why she's still one of the best in the game and a true expert at evolving her aesthetic. A great mix, dig in.
BAL 014D
09 Mar 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Agony - (7:07) 118 BPM
   
Neglected - (7:23) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Giving hope to words which otherwise evoke the opposite, Mistique Music and Kunai Records founders Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic return with Agony. Trance is the name of the game here, with the lead track's skipping groove weaving through a sonic field of synths, melodic progressions, soft, glass-like percussion and swathes of pads and breathy textures. "Neglected" delivers a more club-concentrated mix that's reduced in texture but big in dub and warehouse bounce. A little more tech house than trancey but all good!
BALANCE 008EP
24 Apr 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Covert Affection (club mix) - (7:00) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Covert Affection (Ambient version) - (7:36) 118 BPM
Review: Here is the first single taken from German producer Namito's autobiographical album Leaving Everything Behind, on Aussie label Balance Music, "Covert Affection" (featuring Manaa) signals a coming of age, as the 13 year old adolescent learns he will soon be evacuated, in a bid to escape the raging war in his homeland of Iran - as well as dealing with themes of love and loss. Features the moody and atmospheric Club Mix which will surely hypnotise dancefloors into submission, followed by a blissed-out ambient mix incorporating neo-classical elements.
BALANCE 003DEP1
30 Aug 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Entheogen - (7:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Moody Men - (8:20) 120 BPM
   
Entheogen (Retza's Recreational remix) - (8:32) 122 BPM
   
Entheogen (Ambient version) - (4:59) 80 BPM
Review: With careers spanning over 20 years, the Australian duo now based in Los Angeles duo NuKreative are making waves in the underground dance scene with their sounds that have been presented on respected labels like Magician On Duty, Kindisch and Open Records. Their new one comes courtesy of their Melbourne hometown heroes Balance Music - The Entheogen EP features a selection of deep and earthy progressive house sounds, as heard on the glassy eyed and heartfelt groove of the title track. More earthy tones can be experienced on the dark and slinky tech-house groove of "Moody Meen" and the selected remixes next. Retza's sensual rework wouldn't have sounded out of place on Dessous or Hafenmusik, while the ambient mix is pure and simple bliss.
BALANCE 002EP
31 May 19
Deep House
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Crossroads - (8:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Black Tears - (8:06) 120 BPM
   
Front Row - (6:59) 120 BPM
   
Front Row (Beatless version) - (8:07) 120 BPM
Review: Quality progressive house action from long standing Aussie label Balance Music here. Three time winner of Israel's DJ of the Year award Sahar Z has worked with everyone from Bedrock to Lost & Found, while Stelios Vassiloudis might just be one of the most well-known exponents of emotive house to come from Greece. His impressive resume of releases takes in such esteemed labels like Poker Flat, Ovum, Audiomatique, and Moodmusic. This is the pair's second session of collaboration, and the Crossroads EP is destined to take you to distant places in your mind. Go deep into the exotic on the hypnotic bliss that is the mesmerising title track, the dark energy of 'heads down' number "Black Tears" will draw you deep into the aether while the heavenly and sublime "Front Row" is a perfectly euphoric cut that's ideal to play before they turn the lights on in the morning.
BALANCE 003EP
28 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Henry Saiz/Various
   
Various - "Balance 019" (continuous mix 1) - (1:10:11) 116 BPM
   
Various - "Balance 019" (continuous mix 2) - (1:17:21) 123 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Taped Memories, Voice Notes, Still Moments, Through An Old Radio In A Ghostly Artificial Paradise" - (2:19)
   
Tyrane - "King Of The Invisible Land" (Henry Saizs We Are The Music Makers 303 remix) - (7:11) 110 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "1981" - (5:43) 116 BPM
   
Jesse Somfay & Henry Saiz - "Honey Wine" - (10:18) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spada - "Onice" - (6:37) 117 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Lady In The Mirror" (Meditteranean Haunted Beach Version - edit) - (2:44) 116 BPM
   
Cora Nova & Spaceman - "Black Heart" (Henry Saizs 95 Cassette rework) - (4:38) 118 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Interlude" - (4:10) 120 BPM
   
Calypso Synth Ensemble - "Gaia" - (11:37) 119 BPM
   
Armed - "Caminando Sobre La Superficie Del Sol" - (7:32) 120 BPM
   
Henry Saiz - "Vargtimmen" - (7:14) 119 BPM
   
Eelke Kleijn - "Lone Ranger" (Henry Saiz Ocean Drive remix) - (8:08) 119 BPM
   
Mono Electric Orchestra - "Indifference" (Henry Saiz Quetzalli rework) - (9:02) 120 BPM
   
Charles Gudagavfa - "Tango Hej Da" - (8:38) 126 BPM
   
Spada & Henry Saiz - "Gloom" - (5:35) 122 BPM
   
Dosem & Henry Saiz - "Zen Boat" - (6:46) 124 BPM
BAL 003CDA
28 Jun 11
Minimal/Tech House
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REJEKTS - "Strung Out In" (Reno Marc Ashken Remix) - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Leman & Dieckmann - "Stomp" - (7:25) 122 BPM
   
Folic State - "Another (NoGo) Zone" (Gurwan remix) - (8:55) 122 BPM
   
DJ Hightech/IZT - "Fearless" (RaySoo Dxb mix) - (4:59) 120 BPM
   
Atmosfear - "Dancing In Outer Space" (The Revenge rework 1) - (8:59) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Miss Mee - "Lets Walking Down" (Dub version) - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Roi Okev - "Run Giorgio Run" - (5:50) 121 BPM
   
Cid Inc - "Response" - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
REJEKTS - "Skinnfog" - (9:10) 120 BPM
   
Digitaria - "Little Boy" - (6:23) 123 BPM
   
Sobek - "Ubomi" - (8:52) 123 BPM
   
Toby Dreher - "A Try" (feat Dirty Paul - Autotune remix) - (8:28) 120 BPM
   
Huxley - "I Want You" (Deetron remix) - (8:04) 124 BPM
   
Anderson Noise - "UFO" - (1:09) 92 BPM
   
Stacey Pullen - "Save Ourselves" - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Stacey Pullen - "Iam Coming" - (8:21) 124 BPM
   
Peter Gibney - "Fine Lines" - (6:51) 123 BPM
   
Kevin Saunderson/E-Dancer - "Foundation" - (6:44) 125 BPM
   
Kevin Over - "2002" - (7:03) 124 BPM
   
Hoito - "Modern Kush" - (7:23) 126 BPM
   
Alex B - "Discordant" - (6:23) 123 BPM
   
Chris Carrier/Hector Moralez - "Disco Remodel" - (7:02) 125 BPM
   
Jad & The Ladyboy - "Be My Friend" - (5:14) 120 BPM
   
Oscar P - "Reactions Of You" - (7:16) 122 BPM
   
Osunlade - "Schavanna" - (5:06) 114 BPM
   
Roscius - "The Royal Albert Hall" (Jona Sul remix) - (5:34) 112 BPM
   
Tom Ellis - "Off On A Tangent" - (5:54) 122 BPM
   
Fake Blood - "Music Box" - (4:53) 124 BPM
BAL 016D
01 Dec 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Building Better Worlds - (13:10) 127 BPM
   
Supermodel - (8:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tunnel Vision - (5:41) 110 BPM
   
Manual - (5:36) 105 BPM
Review: Vassiloudis, who is best known for his work on Bedrock, follows last year's Crossroads EP on Balance with this immersive affair. "Building Better Worlds" is an atmospheric but driving track that resounds to layered textures and chiming melodies. Meanwhile on "Supermodel", he drops the tempo to deliver dubbed out drums and a brooding bass that provides the basis for dreamy synth lines. "Tunnel Vision" sees Vassiloudis focus more on this downtempo approach, as slow-motion beats are fused with shiny melodies and robotic vocals. The Greek producer's journey into the home listening realm continues on "Manual", where cosmic keys and guitar licks are fused with a chugging groove.
BALANCE 009EP
22 May 20
Techno
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Flying Glow - (9:03) 120 BPM
   
The Art Of Silence - (6:44) 117 BPM
   
Little Red Head (feat Sealine) - (5:07) 115 BPM
   
Above The Sea Of Fog - (9:27) 121 BPM
   
Echoes - (8:43) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Breakfast On Mars - (4:18) 146 BPM
   
Lost In Words - (9:50) 119 BPM
   
Wanderlust - (7:29) 119 BPM
   
Mind Hunter - (6:54) 121 BPM
   
Technomalya - (8:11) 126 BPM
   
For A Moment Of Truth - (7:23) 121 BPM
Review: Israeli producer Yariv Etzion aka Stereo Underground has been very active within Tel Aviv's electronic music scene over the last decade. His musical output began 2009, and in his debut year he received high praise for his hypnotic, progressive sounds. Fast forward to the present day, he now presents his full-length debut album The Art Of Silence via esteemed Australian label Balance Music. It is the natural culmination of his efforts over the last decade, taking him 10 months of recording in a studio set up in the countryside. The project has always shown a great sense of musicality and ambition and it is sure evident on tracks like the title track with its slinky melody, subtle rhythms and soothing tones, the euphoric high octane dancefloor drama of "Above The Sea Of Fog" with its powerful trance inflections, or get lost in the moody and atmospheric progressive house epic "Echoes"
BALANCE 002D
17 May 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Little Red Head - (5:07) 115 BPM
   
Little Red Head (Club mix) - (6:55) 119 BPM
   
Little Red Head (Dub mix) - (7:31) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Israel born artist Yariv Etzion aka Stereo Underground (FSOE UV/Lost & Found) presents the first single from his upcoming debut album, The Art of Silence. The rather evocative electronica of "Little Red Head" carries a lot of emotional weight, as it was written in memory of the artist's pet cat who passed away recently, and features the ethereal vocals of Tel Aviv's Daniel Sealine. This is followed by the powerful club mix which goes for that Life & Death style of dancefloor drama, followed by a more straight ahead dub mix for those of you not so keen on the vocals.
BALANCE 002DEP
26 Apr 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Balance 025" (continous mix by Danny Tenaglia) - (1:01:12) 123 BPM
   
Various - "Balance 025" (continous mix by Danny Tenaglia) - (1:00:47) 126 BPM
   
04LM - "Tragicaller" - (5:53) 126 BPM
   
Ugo Carrano - "Gbass" - (7:10) 128 BPM
   
Reboot - "Banging Ear Drums" - (11:18) 126 BPM
   
Talismann - "Zula" - (7:34) 129 BPM
   
Cowboy Rhythmbox - "Shake" - (5:09) 118 BPM
   
A [Phase] - "Dirtro II" - (6:39) 127 BPM
   
MRI - "Es Geht Um Mehr" - (7:33) 126 BPM
   
Hot Since 82 - "Planes & Trains" (Dosem remix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
   
Kernel Key - "Out Of Body Experience" - (7:18) 127 BPM
   
Gabriel DaOr & Bordoy - "Element 84" (Alex Under remix) - (6:50) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sanys - "Dominance" - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Tom Laws - "The Yellow Enemy" - (8:34) 125 BPM
   
Pherox - "Black Copy" (feat Lee Curtiss) - (7:48) 124 BPM
   
Nicole Moudaber - "Movina On" - (7:43) 125 BPM
   
Mancini (ManJas) - "What I Think" (Yamen & Eda remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
   
Basement Jaxx - "Mermaid Of Salinas" (Michel Cleis Isla dub) - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Thomas Schumacher - "Iall Do You" - (8:44) 130 BPM
   
Dadub - "Existence" (Kangding Ray remix) - (7:33) 126 BPM
   
Architectural - "4.1" - (8:16) 120 BPM
   
Funkndy - "Station" - (7:54) 129 BPM
   
Regis - "Cold Water" (Substance version) - (8:26) 140 BPM
   
The Yellowheads - "Red Light District" - (5:05) 127 BPM
   
Antigone - "The Melody" - (6:40) 129 BPM
   
Antigone - "The Time Merchant" - (6:46) 129 BPM
   
Lewis Fautzi - "Binary" (Oscar Mulero remix) - (6:48) 126 BPM
   
Dax J - "Dreamscape" - (6:54) 132 BPM
   
HO - "Deletion 3" - (6:52) 130 BPM
   
Gregor Tresher - "Nightcolors" (Garnier Without The B Devotions remix) - (9:51) 126 BPM
   
Herva - "Snow & Clouds" - (6:32) 132 BPM
   
2 AM & FM - "Acid Planes" - (13:00) 130 BPM
   
Svreca - "Overgang" (Oscar Mulero remix) - (6:05) 126 BPM
   
Attemporal - "ATT9" (Craig Mcwhinney remix) - (7:14) 126 BPM
   
Spear - "Cognitive Dissonance" (Miki Craven remix) - (11:37) 128 BPM
   
Brian Sanhaji - "Datalogger" (Jonas Kopp remix V1) - (7:30) 130 BPM
   
Sin Sin - "Grounded" - (8:37) 128 BPM
   
Exploit - "UFO" - (7:40) 130 BPM
Played by: Franz Johann
Review: Danny Tenaglia is a stone cold legend, but his profile has waned significantly over recent years. Given that it's 25 years since the release of his first production, this first contribution to the Balance series - is well timed. Pleasingly, it seems Tengalia still "has it it". Throughout the collection, the veteran NYC DJ maintains a fearsome energy level, mixing things up via a track list that spans chunky tech-house, darkroom tribal, heavily percussive fare (see Michel Cleis' dub of Basement Jaxx's "Mermaid of Salinas") and intelligent techno revivalism (Dax J's brilliant "Dreamscape" and Ho's "Deletion 3"). It is, of course, an impeccable selection, as you'd expect from a man with Tengalia's undoubted pedigree.
BAL 011D
19 Sep 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Uone, Adam Freeland, Mojo Filter & Jamie Stevens - "After The Blood Moon" - (8:01) 116 BPM
   
Uone & Soda Klop - "Space Between Love" (feat Briony Taylor-Brooks) - (8:57) 116 BPM
   
Uone & Mojo Filter - "Mr Mystik" - (8:46) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Uone & DJ Schwa - "Animal Kingdom" - (7:38) 116 BPM
   
Silver Magic - (7:31) 120 BPM
   
Infusion - "Spike" (Uone & Andreas Henneberg mix) - (7:49) 123 BPM
   
Uone & Out Of Sorts - "You Are Not Sleeping" (feat DJ PQM) - (9:36) 120 BPM
   
Uone & Out Of Sorts - "Bongo Porn" (feat Jay Haze) - (7:36) 120 BPM
   
Uone & Out Of Sorts - "Whole New Way" - (8:16) 120 BPM
   
Jam & Spoon - "Be.Angeled" (feat Rea - Uone & Out Of Sorts mix) - (8:12) 118 BPM
   
Schlepp Geist - "Those Days" (Uone, Flow & Zeo mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
   
Luke Chable & Quest - "The Shepherd" (Uone & Danny Bonnici mix) - (9:04) 120 BPM
   
Karnival Dreams - (6:56) 122 BPM
   
Uone & Jonas Saalbach - "Long Sunny Dazze" - (7:41) 121 BPM
   
Uone & Western - "Some Kinda Voodoo" (feat Philosophia - Balance Rework) - (9:19) 118 BPM
   
Sands Of Time (feat Sleeping Genie) - (8:16) 120 BPM
   
Uone & Thankyou City - "Good Morning Sunshine" - (8:56) 120 BPM
   
Uone & Mihai Popoviciu - "Escaping The Winter" - (7:03) 119 BPM
   
The Hawtin Experiment - (8:32) 120 BPM
   
Jam & Spoon - "Odyssey To Anyoona" (Uone & Jamie Stevens mix) - (8:29) 120 BPM
   
Monolink - "Sirens" (Uone mix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
   
Balance Presents Uone (continuous DJ mix) - (2:24:19)
Review: Melbourne-based Balance Music, home to the long-running compilation series of the same name, bring us a debut long-player from local talent Uone that's part studio album, part mix comp, and if you're a fan of the label generally you'll find plenty to enjoy. 'Space Between Love', featuring a Stevie Nicks-esque vocal from Briony Taylor-Brooks, is simply stunning - think Ennie Morricone remixed by Solomun and you're somewhere in the ballpark. But there's plenty more goodness where that came from! Operating in the nebulous zone where deep and progressive house overlap, and borrowing rhythms and sounds from around the globe, this album is an engaging, involving listen that's best appreciated when served whole.
BAL 024D
05 Oct 18
Deep House
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Karnival Dreams - (6:56) 122 BPM
   
Karnival Dreams (Butane's Interdimensional remix) - (7:37) 126 BPM
   
Karnival Dreams (Retza's Interdimensional remix) - (8:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Melbourne based label Balance Music look to their own backyard for their latest release, calling upon homegrown talent Uone to serve up this new effort. After presenting the last edition of their acclaimed mix series last year, where a cross two CDs he showcased his unique ear for melody and dancefloor dynamics with over 20 tracks, the Aussie larrikin finally serves up stand out track "Karnival Dreams" with its dubby, old-school tech house flavour. Also included in the package is a remix from fellow Australian Retza (All Day I Dream) and and minimal techno veteran Butane (Alphahouse/Little Helpers).
BAL 024EP2
01 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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You Are Not Sleeping - (9:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Are Not Sleeping (Steve Bug remix) - (9:44) 120 BPM
   
You Are Not Sleeping (Niko Schwind remix) - (8:19) 120 BPM
BAL 024EP
07 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Sands Of Time - (7:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sands Of Time (Ambient mix) - (4:29) 120 BPM
   
Sands Of Time (Clarian remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Sands Of Time (David Hasert & Francesco Mami "The Frankfurt In The 90s remix") - (6:52) 123 BPM
   
Sands Of Time (David Hasert & Francesco Mami "The Late Night remix") - (7:19) 123 BPM
Review: Aussie tech house hero Uone returns to hometown label Balance Music for more dreamy pop-inflected grooves, with a track taken from his most recent mix compilation. The Melbourne-based DJ/producer announced himself as one to watch with his incredible 2018 Balance Presents release, a sprawling 21 track epic mixed to perfection, and the next single from the 2CD release is a five-track remix package of the beguiling "Sands of Time" featuring Sleeping Genie on vocals.
BAL 024EP3
26 Jul 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Various - "Balance Presents" (Kolsch continuous mix) - (1:15:03) 125 BPM
   
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - "Journey Of The Dragons" - (6:43) 129 BPM
   
Pional - "Itas All Over" (John Talabotas Stripped remix) - (8:32) 120 BPM
   
Danny Daze - "Freeze" (Frozen mix) - (8:11) 126 BPM
   
Patrice Baumel - "Mile High Gang" - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Henrik Schwarz - "Lockstep" - (7:39) 125 BPM
   
Minilogue - "Endlessness" - (11:37) 124 BPM
   
Radiohead - "Videotape" - (4:42) 156 BPM
   
Dhumen - "No More" - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Kolsch - "Punchbuggy" - (6:22) 124 BPM
   
Adrian Hour - "Chordgresion" - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Odd Parents - "Learn To Fly" (Maceo Plex Flight Home remix) - (8:27) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hinz & Ruhmhardt - "Panther" - (8:11) 126 BPM
   
Kolsch feat Waa Industry - "Papageno" - (7:38) 122 BPM
   
Kenny Larkin - "Plankton" - (8:57) 125 BPM
   
Caribou - "Canat Do Without You" (Tale Of Us/Mano Le Tough remix) - (7:36) 128 BPM
   
Karl Friedrich - "Bodies" - (8:49) 124 BPM
   
Dantiez Saunderson/John Norman - "Stuck In My Mind" (Soukervalli remix) - (6:15) 128 BPM
   
Coldplay - "A Sky Full Of Stars" (Kolsch remix) - (9:21) 123 BPM
   
Audion feat Troels Abrahamsen - "Dem Howl" (Joris Voorn mix) - (7:35) 124 BPM
Played by: Estroe, Steve Angello
BAL 013D
01 Dec 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Various Artists - "Continous Mix 1" - (1:16:53) 122 BPM
   
Various Artists - "Continous Mix 2" - (1:13:37) 120 BPM
   
Essay - "Find You" (Desolates Get Together mix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
   
Four Tet - "Lion" (Jamie Xx remix) - (7:08) 120 BPM
   
Lady Blacktronika - "Song Of Love Overdue" - (16:58)
   
Ivano Tetelepta - "Smokin' G" - (10:23) 123 BPM
   
Michael Mayer - "Mantasy" (Will Saul & October mix) - (7:04) 118 BPM
   
The Mole - "Our Time Has Come" - (8:48) 119 BPM
   
The Mole - "A Daily Affair" - (7:11) 120 BPM
   
Joakim - "Another Light" - (6:37) 120 BPM
   
Jimpster - "Porchlight & Rocking Chairs" (KiNK remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Sisterhood - "Call Me Ishmael" - (6:28) 120 BPM