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NUDE177: Sydney Blu


Sydney Blu, a beacon of Canadian electronic music, has once again shattered barriers with her recent milestone achievement: being part of Drumcode’s esteemed release lineup. This collaboration marks a significant juncture in her illustrious career, cementing her status as a trailblazer in the techno scene.

Blu’s journey through the realm of electronic music has been nothing short of remarkable. From her humble beginnings in Toronto to her current base in Berlin, she has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to her craft. As the founder of Blu Music and the legendary Blu Party series, she has curated an immersive experience for underground house enthusiasts worldwide.

Her track record speaks volumes, with releases on esteemed labels such as Mau5trap, Knee Deep in Sound, and VIVa Music. Notably, her track “Give It Up For Me” soared to the top of Beatport charts, solidifying her position as a pioneering female producer in the electronic music landscape.

However, her latest endeavor with Drumcode elevates her career to new heights. The Drumcode Elevate compilation, known for showcasing emerging talent, features Blu alongside a diverse array of artists, including debutants and established names alike. Her contribution, “Moderate Stimulation,” is a testament to her versatility, seamlessly blending rugged percussion with celestial synth lines.

The compilation’s ethos of nurturing the next generation of techno artists aligns perfectly with Blu’s own philosophy. By providing a platform for up-and-coming talent, Drumcode empowers artists to push boundaries and shape the future of electronic music.

Blu’s presence on Drumcode’s roster not only highlights her individual prowess but also underscores the label’s commitment to diversity and innovation. Her inclusion alongside international talents from Japan to Portugal signifies a global convergence of musical expression, united under the banner of techno.

As she continues to evolve as an artist, Blu’s collaboration with Drumcode marks a significant milestone in her journey. With each release, she pushes the boundaries of creativity, inspiring audiences and fellow artists alike.

In an industry defined by constant evolution, Sydney Blu stands as a beacon of innovation and authenticity. Her Drumcode debut is not just a milestone—it’s a testament to the enduring power of electronic music to transcend boundaries and unite people from all walks of life. As she continues to make waves in the techno landscape, one thing is clear: Sydney Blu’s legacy is bound to endure for generations to come.

Today, she joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

This podcast encapsulates what a Sydney Blu techno set sounds like. 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Dying of the Light by Victor Ruiz. I’ve been obsessed with this track for 3 years.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Techno & me!

Tell us about your newest EP? 

I have a new single on Drumcode called ‘Moderate Stimulation’ I’m so proud of! It’s been amazing to work with Drumcode. This is my second release with them and hopefully more to come!

What have you got coming up?

I have an EP coming up on HE.SHE.THEY, another release on Yousef’s Circus Recordings (my first release came out with them last year, and I have a single coming on Lady of the House and Club Sweat!

Also re-releasing one of the biggest records of my career later this year that came out on a massive label 16 years ago. (news on that soon)

Lots in the works!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Yes! Check out my music and share it with others. Share this mix with others if you like it!


1 Sydney Blu & Shelley Johannson – Getting Closer
2 Sharam – Party all the Time (Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani & Green Velvet Remix)
3 Sydney Blu – Moderate Stimulation
4 Sydney & Shelley Johannson – Drive Me Crazy
5 Sam Van Horne – Obsesh
6 Drunken Kong – Higher State
7 Weska – Lift You Up
8 Betoko – Troubles
9 Weska & Bart Skills – Something More
10 Simina Grigoriu – Global Soldier
11 Victor Ruiz – Dying of the Light

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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