UK House Duo Gorgon City team up with US producer, DJ and remixer MK (Marc Kincen) for a slice of vocal-house on ‘There For You’. The summer release of the track comes fresh from a stream of dancefloor focused productions this year from the group including ‘Lick Shot’, ‘Delicious’ and ‘Elizabeth Street’; all released via their own REALM imprint.
‘Wild Slide’ is the debut album from techno group, Better Lost Than Stupid, aka as producers and DJs - Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann. Released on 13 September by Skint/BMG, the 11 track album follows the singles - ‘Back From The Desert’, ‘The Sky Is Too Low’, and ‘Inside’.
Bass music brand/label, CruCast, hit new heights in 2019 taking over festival stages at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Creamfields, SW4, Boomtown and Amnesia (Ibiza) to name a few. Now the brand has announced an indoor festival taking place at London’s Printworks as part of a four-date UK autumn 2019 tour taking in Newcastle, Nottingham and Birmingham. Printworks, the final part of the tour, takes place on Saturday 23 November.
DJ Bone recently announced the line up for his Homeless Homies ADE party at Shelter, which will feature Peggy Gou, KiNK, Deetron, Spencer Parker and more. Community has apparently always been a priority for him, whether in the Detroit neighbourhood where he grew up, went to school and worked or at the clubs where he held residencies. It was during one of those residencies in downtown Detroit when he decided to become involved with helping the homeless people in his area.
Nils Frahm recently announced the release of ‘Encores 3’, out on 20 September 2019 — the third and final instalment of his ‘Encores’ series. The three EPs will be available as one full length release titled ‘All Encores’ featuring 80 minutes of music on 18 October, to follow his2018 album ‘All Melody’.
Moon Boots returns with ‘Juanita’, the second single off his upcoming album ‘Bimini Road’, and the follow-up to his track ‘Tied Up’, which has received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, as well as DJ support from Claptone, Joris Voorn, Kaskade, Lane 8 and many more. A dancefloor workout combining elements of Prince and Cajmere, the track was born at a late-night writing session that took place at Allaire Studios in Woodstock, NY (Mixmag’s October 2018 music retreat).
When you get to celebrate the milestone number of 1500 label releases, you probably need to choose the right track for the job. Armin van Buuren got to decide for himself as his Armind label reached the aforementioned number, and now releases his latest production, ‘Stickup’.
Keeping the ‘Home Cooking’ fires burning, DJ Yoda’s latest track is titled ‘Kingswood’ and is out 23 August. Featuring the vocals of Andrew Ashong and supported by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe, the track is a summertime loll to lie back in deep thought and chill.
Anjunabeats auteur Andrew Bayer recently announced his latest club concept ‘Parallels’. Designed to exist side by side with his ongoing passion for conceptual long players, the album is a concise EP of forward-thinking club sounds backed with an accompanying 12 date tour of North America.
For BBE Music’s 500th release, the label joins forces with Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams to revisit ‘Barely Breaking Even’, the track after which the label is named. Coaxed into the studio together by BBE founder Peter Adarkwah, Grammy winning house music artist Louie Vega, New Yorker Patrick Adams, plus the song’s original writer, Leroy Burgess, soon got to work.
DJ/producer Mark Knight makes his BBE Music debut with 'Fire Burning', a disco-house track featuring vocals by Mike City. Founder of Toolroom Records and long-time fixture on the global club and festival circuits, Mark joined forces with producer James F Reynolds to create this cut.
Drawn from the ranks of their ‘[Forward Ever Backward Never]’ LP, the new Cosmic Gate single is out now. After Nic and Bossi’s recent ‘Need To Feel Loved‘ and ‘Come With Me’ outings, ‘Light Years’ sees the duo going instrumental.
Back from the highs of his third ‘Crackhouse’ LP, DJ Zinc is jumping straight back in with ’Glitter’ featuring Macky Gee and co-written with Katy B. Part of the collective SASASAS, Macky’s glow up is possibly one for the books, with tunes apparently not just working in clubs but also on the airwaves with support from BBC R1, 1XTRA, Kiss, and Rinse FM.
To mark the 50th release for Perfecto Black records they’ve released ‘Summer Nights,’ a collaboration between Perfecto head-honcho Paul Oakenfold and Galestian. This track features chugging grooves, tripped out arpeggiated melodies, pounding rhythms and vocal cuts, all weaved together to form a piece of progressive house music.
Kraak & Smaak returned with a brand-new single ‘Sweet Time’; a vocal dancefloor track by the Dutch crew on their very own Boogie Angst imprint. On the back of this release, French producer Yuksek now presents his rework.
Homegrown UK producer RIBB[ ]N (pronounced Ribbon) delivers his debut release ‘Stuck Together’ on FFRR. A label founded by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, FFRR is a platform for breaking and championing new acts in the electronic dance music space.
With 2019 releases including most recent release ‘Pump Up The Volume’ with Greed, his ‘Undercuts EP’ and ‘Waiting’ single on Toolroom and his BBC Radio 1 daytime track and BBC Dance Chart no.1 ‘The Truth’, Friend Within is a producer likely garnering success. Now he makes his debut with ‘Matchbox’ on Sonny Fodera’s Solotoko.
With a sound that has proven popular since he first broke onto the scene way back, Gareth Emery’s melodic prowess continues. Hot on the heels of his latest album project, ‘Kingdom United’, alongside Ashley Wallbridge, the UK electronic artist continues to deliver music, and his new track is a cut called ‘Mezzanine’.
Some artistic unions are really only a matter of time, which is the case with the first in-studio teaming between DJ/producer Markus Schulz and composer/singer BT. Over the last few months both Markus & BT have been in the coproduction zone, with the debut paring of Schulz & ATB on ‘Heartbeat’ and the Transeau x Corsten link-up ‘1997’. Now their production roads converge on one shared track - the result of which is ‘I Need Love’.
It’s been 20 years since Armin van Buuren first emerged with a single under his Rising Star moniker, and he’s been making tracks ever since. Now, the five-time #1 DJ in the world presents the eighth single under his alias, ready to build on last year’s ‘Just As You Are’ with a new uplifting production featuring Romania’s Alexandra Badoi: ‘Cosmos’.
Aly & Fila return to their label Future Sound Of Egypt with their fifth single of 2019. Featuring the vocals of Chris Jones, their latest production ‘Breathe’ is the next instalment from their forthcoming artist album, ‘It’s All About The Melody’ which is to be released this autumn.
Above & Beyond and global health and wellness brand Calm have entered into a new partnership. Starting now, the two-time Grammy-nominated trio’s new yoga and mindfulness-inspired ambient LP ‘Flow State’ will be available via the Calm app. The group is the latest artist to make their music available on Calm, following the recent release of ‘Liminal’ by Sigur Rós.
CruCast is a UK bass music brand/label that is doing well in 2019, taking over festival stages at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Creamfields, SW4, Boomtown and Amnesia (Ibiza) to name a few. The brand recently announced a four-date UK autumn 2019 indoor festival tour. Tickets for the first three events in Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham are on sale now.
With so many tracks available this year, Toolroom recently announced a second volume of its Ibiza compilation. The compilation features a list of artists that include Weiss, Leftwing : Kody, Will Clarke, Eli Brown, Hannah Wants, Mason Maynard, De La Swing and Hector Couto, who all provide music that ranges from vocal-led tracks to sinewy rolling techno.
Following Sander van Doorn’s event at ADE 2018, the Dutchman recently announced his return to De Bajes Amsterdam for another show this year. Celebrating 15 years of his Identity Radio Show, Sander is preparing to make this year’s edition one a special anniversary celebration.
Kraak & Smaak are back with a brand-new single ‘Sweet Time’; a vocal dancefloor track by the Dutch crew on their very own Boogie Angst imprint. The second single to be taken from the forthcoming studio album expected later this year, is a fusion of breakbeats and funk with pop sensibilities written and performed by the production trio of Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim Plug who hail from the town of Leiden, Netherlands.
Punctual continue their release schedule with the second in a string of singles. ‘Anything (For Your Love)’ is another uplifting house track with vocals and keys. Punctual are Will Lansley and John Morgan, a songwriter, producer and DJ duo whose debut single ‘Eva’ propelled them into the spotlight, clocking up over 3 million plays on Spotify to date and radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens.
This Autumn Toolroom goes Stateside, taking its sound on the road with a US tour that includes parties at various clubs and venues. 2018 was apparently a landmark year for Toolroom. The label celebrated its 15th anniversary with an album and world tour and hitting top spot as Beatport’s highest-selling label of the year.
The North West’s series of daytime clubbing events, PierJam, will return to Blackpool North Pier on Saturday 28 September for the 2019 closing party of their fifth season at the seaside venue.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Poker Flat will be marking this milestone with a series of remixes of some of its releases from an array of artists, alongside a number of anniversary events over the coming months. Founded by Steve Bug in 1999, the label released a sound and style that was popular in club culture for years, and continues to be for both DJs and music fans to this day.
Following Glitterbox’s announcement of their return to Manchester this November, Defected recently revealed their line-up for the joint event at the O2 Victoria Warehouse. With 2019 marking the 20th year of the independent label, Defected make their return to the venue where anniversary celebrations kicked off on New Year’s Day.
With Ellen Allien’s latest album ‘Alientronic’ in full flight, in comes the first batch of remixes. For Rmxs 1, it’s Terence Fixmer, Introversion and Regal, three artists, three fresh remixes and a special edit. It starts with two remixes of ‘Love Distortion.’ First up is Frenchman Terence Fixmer. His rework gets extra bold percussion that slams down with purpose as a gnarly guitar-esque riff rocks it out.
Highlighting the ever-evolving sound of the label, Anjunabeats welcomes Tinlicker for their first single outing. Bringing a dancefloor sensibility to the deeper end of the electronic spectrum, the Dutch duo Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer have apparently courted the attention of labels and tastemakers since breaking out in 2013.
Matador debuts his vinyl-only Cyclone Series with a three-track EP. The series was informed by the early years of Lynch's career, as well as the stripped-back setup he used to make music while touring. ‘Come With Me’ builds and disperses, creating an increasing tension while the fast pace and percussive beats keep up the pressure.
Comprising four original tracks, ‘Initial Granada Report’ is electronic music with the depth you’d expect from the OG’s of acid house. As a band 808 State made a name for themselves as embodying the sound of the future, and 30 years later they are still aiming to push boundaries while simultaneously embracing their decades-long history.
‘Best Case Life’ is the debut album from Gemini Rising, the synth-pop group comprising Tensnake aka Marco Niemerski, Fiora, and Lester Mendez. Released 6 September, the 13-track collection includes new single ‘Just Because’ (available now), and previous singles ‘Morph’ and ‘After The Rain’.
Voting is now open for DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs poll. The annual vote – now in its 26th year – is apparently ‘the world’s largest publicly-voted music poll, receiving over 1.2 million votes from over 180 countries last year.’ The poll has grown alongside the global electronic music scene and is a snapshot of the popularity and visibility of international DJs at the end of every given year. Voting is open now and runs until Wednesday 18 September at 23:59 BST.
After a foray into psychedelia with ‘Keramas / Harpanet,’ producer / DJ / keyboardist Moon Boots returns to his jazzy house foundations with ‘Tied Up’, an ode to the bonds of love and/or bondage (depending on your perspective). Boots and his friend, Brooklyn nightlife fixture Steven Klavier, channel their appreciation for barbershop harmonies and early Pharrell to create a summer jam. The first radio support for the track has come from Radio 1, with plays across the weekend via Black Madonna, MistaJam, and more; and the single is now at No.2 in the Radio 1 Dance Chart.
After shows across London, Ibiza, New York, Sydney and more, Glitterbox will be returning to Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse for the first time since New Year’s Day for another disco affair. The brand will be joining forces with independent house music label, Defected Records, for a joint celebration of feel-good, high energy house and disco music.
Toronto’s Demuir continues his recent run of form with a three-tracker on Loco Dice’s Desolat label. Having made his name on the local scene early on, Demuir has gone on to play some of the world’s big stages and now he shows off his skills and sounds across three high functioning tracks.
Connected’s next release is a sampler EP taken from Skatman’s upcoming studio album, released digitally on the same day. Skatman is Aziz Haddad, a Tunisian born, Berlin-based producer, DJ and label head of Scatcity.nSince moving to Berlin, his sound has evolved into an ongoing homage to his particular experience between his current home and his younger years in north Africa.
PBR Streetgang recently launched their new Kurtz imprint as they delivered their ‘Big Wig’ EP, accompanied by a remix from Donald Dust. With releases to date via Skint, Futureboogie and Toy Tonics, Leeds based duo Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe, aka PBR Streetgang, have possibly established themselves as artists at the forefront of the modern house and disco scene.
West Coast artist Dave Aju continues with his own varied style and pace, coming once again on Circus Company with three dance floor-aimed tracks. The San Francisco DJ/producer is a groove and jazz influenced artist who has been with the label for ten years. In that time, he has turned out plenty of LPs and EPs that have possibly earned him a reputation as a craftsman.
Relief Records boss Green Velvet teams up with Greek producer Mihalis Safras and vocalist Val this July to deliver ‘Discogirl’. Chicago born Curtis Jones has been a house music artist for nearly 30 years, producing initially under the alias Cajmere and later under Green Velvet where he established his Relief Records imprint.
Bonobo returns with new single ‘Linked’. The new release from the LA-based producer (aka Simon Green) is an atmospheric slow-builder, possibly tuned for festivals this summer. It follows his compiling of the inaugural ‘fabric Presents’ compilation, which featured a new song ‘Ibrik’ (picked as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1), and comes after the 2017 album ‘Migration’, which reached the UK Top 5, received two GRAMMY nominations and apparently saw him headline festivals and sell out multiple global tours with an expanded live show.
The Berlin-based duo Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, aka Booka Shade, return to Bedrock with the ‘Understanding EP’, their second EP for John Digweed’s imprint. Opening with the dark, percussive pulse of ‘Understanding’, the duo lay down a work that invokes the spirit of classic house music with its distinctive vocal samples, bedded on a techno groove.
Inner City bring vocal house to Armada Music. Back into the groove after 2018’s ‘Heavy’ on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label, their new track, ‘Need Your Love’, has the band and Steffanie Christi’an ready for daytime takeovers as much as sparking activity after dark – just like Saunderson’s two breakouts from over 30 years ago.
Spanish producer Javi Bora steps up on Rawthentic with the ‘La Trampa EP’ featuring two house cuts and a remix by Todd Terry. A part of the Ibiza scene, Bora has had releases on a wide array of labels such as Robsoul, Too Many Rules and Do Not Sleep, as well as several collaborations with Chicago house advocates Jazzman Wax and Iban Montoro.
Aly & Fila are back with another new single, hot off the back of their releases ‘Come Home’ with Kyau & Albert, ‘Gravity’ and ‘It’s All About The Melody’. They now return with ‘Sands Of Time’, their official FSOE 600 production.
Building on his first two releases, ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘Feel Alive’, D-Sol (aka David Solomon) is back with another track - his dancefloor re-interpretation of the 1965 Fontella Bass classic ‘Rescue Me’. Featuring the voice of Alex Newell, who starred as Wade “Unique” Adam on the Fox music series Glee, this new version is highlighted by his take on the production; combining happy-house with pop elements and additional songwriting from Laura White (writer and vocalist of Galantis’ ‘Love On Me’).
Emerging from the normality of his teenage life to possibly become a rising star of dance music, David Jackson has become somewhat of a musical prodigy with his early explorations of the genre. Before turning 16 he’d already released on Kerri Chandler’s MadTech records and garnered support from DJs like Monki and Audiojack.
Possibly one of the dance scene’s biggest breakthrough artists over the last few years, and with a profile and following that apparently goes from strength to strength, Cream recently announced Australia’s Sonny Fodera will return to Liverpool on Friday 4 October 2019 as part of his ‘Rise’ Album UK Tour.
One of the world’s most iconic house labels welcomes Jasper St Co. for a new album that features guests like Norma Jean and Byron Stingily, plus remixes from David Morales, Kenny Carpenter and Dimitri From Paris. Consisting of vocalists Randy Roberts, Vonita White and Richard Burton, as well as producers Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen - Jasper Street Co. is the premier gospel-oriented house-music group and for almost 25 years now they have injected the scene with some of the most uplifting and emotional music imaginable.
Ministry of Sound recently announced the return of their orchestral tour The Annual Classical to London’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 October. The announcement comes on the back of a UK tour, which finished last week and apparently sold out shows across the country following the world premiere at the Royal Festival Hall in January. The show will also make its open-air debut at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 31 August.
After recently remixing SCB x Reset Robot’s ‘Arp’, Wehbba joins Hotflush for his debut original work. ‘Red Planet EP’ is the maiden collaboration between the duo, which is out now on Hotflush Recordings.
Taking you to the White Isle for another dose of blissed-out beats, Toolroom Records welcome Opolopo to curate and mix their ‘Poolside Ibiza 2019' compilation. Opolopo’s musical career spans over two decades, covering the spectrum of funk, soul and house, with releases on labels such as Om, Tru Thoughts, Local Talk, Z Records, and Especial.
Defected recently announced the remaining programme for the rest of the summer at Eden, Ibiza. Already a month into the Ibiza season, the label has navigated the move from Sunday to Friday nights, with the weekly parties apparently being the busiest yet in the brand’s three-year tenure at the San Antonio hotspot.
Following a move to Berlin a few years ago, house producer, vocalist and DJ Kevin Knapp is back in his home country to perform at some of the country’s clubs this summer. Kevin arrived in the scene with the track ‘Stay Glued (My Beat Will Control You)’ with Audiojack, while Hot Creations debut ‘The Drums’ alongside A&R head Richy Ahmed is apparently still doing well.
Bedrock welcomes Andreas Henneberg to the label to showcase his debut 6-track ‘Duff Trip’ EP. Born in Berlin and still living, loving and working in the city, Andreas has been working behind the scenes since the mid-90s as a producer, label owner, mastering-engineer and as a DJ and live-performer. Stylistically, Andreas is located somewhere between techno, minimal and house.
Following his successive run of Beatport #1s (with ‘Panama’, ‘Tranceland’ & ‘8K’), ‘Colours’ is the fourth of Giuseppe’s releases, leading the trail to his new ‘Evolver’ artist album. A piece of music that organically sprang to life during club sets, its most essential elements were live jammed instinctively by Ottaviani, motivated by the crowd’s response.
Tritonal have been involved in the electronic dance music scene for over a decade, and this year is poised to possibly be their biggest yet. 2019 has been home to some of the duo’s most prolific singles including ‘Little Bit of Love’ with American popstar Rachel Platten, ‘U Found Me’, ‘Hard Pass’ and more, all leading up to the release of their third studio album ‘U & Me’, out now on Enhanced Music.
Andrea Oliva returns with another new single that comes boosted with a remix by The Martinez Brothers. Swiss DJ/producer Andrea has been involved in the contemporary scene for a decade now and has released tracks on labels such as Desolat, Hot Creations and Relief.
Mr.C’s latest single comes with remixes by Jay Tripwire, Dance Spirit and Radio Rental as he delivers a track with a tight rhythm, thick bassline and chords that are run through with an acid line. A full vocal in which he waxes lyrical about us being a radically inclusive community in which everyone belongs is part of the track with a robotic chorus.
Making a return to Kaluki this month is longstanding label artist, De La Swing, with his ‘Club Del Sol’ EP. The elrow head honcho has apparently been making waves in the tech house scene with releases on Circus, Mother, Lapsus and Material as well as playing out at DJ residencies across the globe alongside elrow parties.
With recent releases ‘Drama’, ‘Real Thing’ and ‘Too Many Lies’ under his belt already in 2019, New Zealand producer La Felix continues his ascendency with his latest release, ‘Give Me Your Love’. As it ushers in a slight change of pace, the track takes listeners on a sonic journey full of ambiance and tranquillity that aims to evoke a visual imagery of summer nights.
Two years since his last release on the label, Hernán Cattáneo makes his return to Balance Music with ‘Balance Presents Sunsetstrip,’ the next plateau of concept mixes to come from the label. Out this summer on 2 August 2, the release will be available in a limited edition 2xCD bundle, and on digital, and streaming platforms worldwide with a limited edition 2LP vinyl package to be available later in October for collectors. Featuring over 30 tracks with almost all selections exclusive to the release, listeners can look forward to hearing tracks from Brian Cid, DAVI, Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile, Khen, Navar and many more.
Gemini Rising is the new band comprising Tensnake aka Marco Niemerski, Fiora, and Lester Mendez. Out now, ‘Morph’ is the first single from the band’s recording sessions that took place in Los Angeles in 2018, where the analogue synth-pop trio holed up for months to write and produce their new material.
Following an apparent Sold Out Release Party at Sound LA with Dr. Fresch, Shaun Frank, Bones, and Namoli, Kevin Chapman aka SNBRN recently released a full length body of work encapsulating his favourite sounds and most polished music from the past year.
Though they have both been mainstays in the trance scene for a very long time, Ben Gold and Richard Durand have never joined forces on the productional front together. Now the duo have teamed up to release the track ‘A Thousand Times’, which is out now on Armada Music. Taken from the upcoming second part of Ben Gold’s ‘Sound Advice’ album series, this new single brings back the classic trance sound.
JES recently announce the worldwide release of her new single ‘No One Else’ through Dutch dance imprint Magik Muzik, with remix production from New York outfit Disco Fries. Chasing on the heels of her Beatport Trance chart #1 ‘Imagination’, the track is the first new material to be released from JES’ upcoming future-spective concept album, ‘Memento’.
Toolroom recently announced their London Summer Party line up at Studio 338 on 13 July, with Eli Brown, Gene Farris, Illyus & Barrientos, Leftwing & Kody, Mark Knight, Maxinne, Weiss, plus new addition, Purple Disco Machine. Kicking off from 2pm Saturday afternoon to make full use of Studio 338’s Lost Island-themed garden and terrace, and running all the way through to 6am Sunday morning, the party will bring the sounds of their Eden Ibiza residency.
Hot on the heels of the release of his new album ‘Fear In A Handful Of Dust’ (which hit #1 on the iTunes, Bandcamp and college radio electronic charts), Amon Tobin launches a new project called Only Child Tyrant with the song ‘Monkey Box’. With an album out 26 July, Only Child Tyrant is partnering with Bandcamp’s new vinyl pressing service, which activates fans to pre-order physical records. Only Child Tyrant’s debut album ‘Time To Run’ will be part of the pilot program for this new service.
Nightlife brand Glitterbox has teamed up with British fashion label Religion to release a 13-piece range of unisex t-shirts, vests and tanks. The designs feature Glitterbox’s signature loveheart, logo and slogans on black or white cotton with textural and metallic prints introducing splashes of colour. The Glitterbox fashion team worked closely with Religion’s Senior Designer, Donovan Pascal, to create relaxed, wearable pieces in lightweight 100% cotton and feature the slogan: ‘Glitterbox Is My Religion’.
Southern California is home to veteran DJ/producer Randall Jones. Having made his Bedrock debut way back in 2003 ('The Pathwork EP') Randall has grown, developed and evolved as an artist. A return to Bedrock has been long overdue and his '53 Stickup EP' is his creative statement for 2019.
Grammy-nominated Melba Moore’s ‘My Heart Belongs To You’ is a classic from the Soulfuric back-catalogue. Originally produced by Ron Carroll, who introduced Moore’s disco-diva range to the world of house, this driving peak-time vocal track came with the aim to get the room moving, and inspired remixes from Jon Cutler, WAWA and DJ Prom.
Hottrax welcome Italian Frank Storm for a brace of new grooves in ‘Body Crunch’. Storm has apparently established himself in Ibiza as the founder of Unusual Suspects, a cult underground night that has been at Sankeys since 2015.
Just in time for summer, and another season of gigs across the world, Maceo Plex returns to his own Ellum Audio with a new track, his first outing since his Mutant Robotics release in 2018.
Rinse FM continues its 25th anniversary celebrations with its takeover of London's Garden & Terrace at Studio 338 for a huge party this June, bringing with them a whole host of acts for apparently one of their most impressive line-ups yet.
After already announcing Camelphat for the festival, elrow Town Edinburgh recently unveiled further names for its Scottish debut on Saturday 27 July 2019. Also confirmed are Paco Osuna, Joris Voorn and Horse Meat Disco.
‘Music Sounds Better With You’ became an immediate touchstone for a new and uniquely French kind of dance music that foregrounds filtered disco samples and deeply swung garage rhythms. Meeting by chance at a house party in the emerging electro scene in Paris in the mid-1990s, Alan Braxe and Thomas Bangalter formed a creative partnership that began officially with ‘Vertigo’, Braxe’s first single, released via Bangalter’s Roulé imprint in 1997.
inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday 1 June 2019. This year, Nina Kraviz will headline the event and the festival will run for 24 hours. Their recently announced 2019 conference programme, features sessions from Detroit techno artists Octave One, Manchester composer/DJ/producer Afrodeutsche, alongside a variety of talks, panels and workshops, including an 'in conversation' feature from Leeds very own Nightmares On Wax and a key note speech from Welsh musician and award winning artist Kelly Lee Owens.
‘Alchemy’, Above & Beyond’s collaboration with Zoë Johnston takes a dark turn in the hand of self-professed 'techno malware’ producer, i_o. Following a series of club-tooled cuts on Mau5trap, the LA-based producer is a new voice in a new wave of US producers inspired by labels like Pryda, Drumcode and Cocoon.
The Sunday at Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival is always legendary. It’s easily the biggest day of the weekend, likely due to many people having the Monday off. As you would expect, like previous years, the festival was absolutely rammed as Central Scotland clubbers turned up in their thousands for their annual May Bank Holiday Sunday dose of techno from a mix of huge techno artists and underground acts.
You know, in Glasgow, the weather is pretty much wet most of the time. It’s part of the reason that it’s called the Dear Green Place – it rains quite a lot and that’s why the city’s parks and plant life always look so fantastic. Contrary to this though, the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May regularly seemed to be the exception. For the past couple of years the weather has been tremendous – it’s been sunny and temperatures have been in the high-teens / low-20s, which is tropical for its citizens! And, part of enjoying this weather phenomenon is heading down to the Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival at the Riverside Museum, situated on the banks of the River Clyde.
Announced as one of Beatport’s top 20 best-selling artists of 2018, Leftwing : Kody continue to build momentum in 2019. This year has already seen them release the track ‘I Feel It’ and now their new EP ‘Chaos Theory’ debuts on Yousef’s Circus imprint and is out now.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, Nite Grooves gets set for another Long Hot Summer of some of the best house music around! This year, the US-based label has taken a different approached to its hugely-popular 'Long Hot Summer' compilations by celebrating 25 years of the label and selecting 28 of the hottest releases to keep your summer months house.
Following his Defected debut and Billboard Dance #1 ‘You’re Sorry’, Grammy award-winning producer Todd Edwards returns to the label, teaming up with LA based Sinden on their latest release.
After his ‘Buenos Aires’ inaugural popped Afterdark’s mixcomp cherry last August, the spring of 2019 sees label honcho Sneijder ready for a second drop. Doubling down, the album expands to two discs and finds Afterdark bringing the sound of the underground to Los Angeles with ‘Afterdark 002’.
Quivver (aka John Graham) has been making tracks since the early-1990s. His ‘On & On’ contribution to ‘Bedrock XX’ and ‘Mumbo Jumbo’/ ’This Was’ were popular tracks and his 2019 return to the label with the ‘One Darker EP’ could be another biggie for both him and the label.
London producer 9th House drops ‘Zodiac’ for the 40th release on Hottrax, with a remix from Eastenderz boss East End Dubs. Debuting on W&O Street Tracks last year, 9th House has gone on to release and remix for the likes of TEED’s Nice Age, We Are The Brave, Pfeiffer and art I werk.
Booka Shade return to their own Blaufield Music imprint with two cuts entitled ‘The Unseen’ and ‘Banderas’. With recent releases via John Digweed’s Bedrock, Toolroom Trax and their own imprint, the German duo’s current club-driven output has apparently welcomed a wealth of support from all corners of the dance music community.
Techno, breaks and old school artist, Force Mass Motion, is back with a new EP on his own self-titled label. The man born Mike Wells has been making big room club music since 1991. Since then he’s put out a wealth of tracks including the largest of them all, ‘Panic.’
Cassy’s first DJ gig in Ibiza was at Pacha in 2006. 13 years later she has come full circle to host her own event series at the club, Play House. Opening Thursday 23 May, Cassy will host 20 intimate parties in the Pachacha Room, all night long journeys deep into her lifelong love affair with music, plus some surprise guests along the way.
Ellen Allien returns to Barcelona this July for another edition of her We Are Not Alone raves. On 20 July, the BPitch boss returns to the historic location, City Hall in Barcelona, for another event with support. Techno fans will be treated to a curated night in a multidisciplinary venue that is apparently unique and awe-inspiring.
After the releases of ‘It’s All About The Melody’ and Beatport #1 ‘Gravity’, the first two cuts to be taken from Aly & Fila’s new LP, the duo return with yet another track; ‘Come Home’ featuring Kyau & Albert.
Steve Lawler has emerged with a remix of Harry Romero’s ‘Tania’. The British producer, DJ, founder of the VIVa MUSiC label and five-time DJ Awards winner showcases his ability to shape a track of the ’99 generation into a record that should rock clubs today. Peppered with grooves and piercing hi-hats, Steve’s remix was apparently heard at all the right parties in Miami. And at one MMW event, both Loco Dice and Luciano dropped the track to the delight of Harry, who was standing by the stage.
‘Samana’ EP marks Julien Jabre’s return to his Elias imprint with two cuts including an edit from Oscillat co-founder Lazare Hoche. After dropping releases on Basic Recordings and Versatile, the Frenchman decided to launch Elias in 2003 as a platform to release his own music without any constraints.
Following on from the most recent Moscow release, ‘Waisted’, Archie Hamilton’s next release is ‘Make the Difference’ with New York’s Sole Channel Music and Muzik 4 Tomorrow founder Mr V. The track in its original form is a slice of vocal house laced with the tones of Mr V.
When Ferreck Dawn and Robosonic collaborated in 2018 to produce ‘In Arms’ it apparently went on to become one of the biggest tracks of the year, rising to #1 in the Beatport chart and accruing millions of streams.
Following the announcement of his first Ibiza residency, Claptone’s fifth and final remix package of ‘Fantast’ arrives this month, featuring Swiss producer Dario D’Attis, Truesoul regular Sidney Charles and Material label head Mihalis Safras. 2019 has seen the man behind ‘The Masquerade’ events continue his project worldwide, bringing the event series to Pacha Ibiza whilst inviting the likes of Tensnake, Dennis Ferrer and Shiba San.