When it comes to rolling out the single hardware ahead of his third artist album (due October), Rob Stevenson’s not been shy. The ‘Origins’ LP has already given tracks like ‘Polestar’ and vocal pieces including the Shannon Hurley-sung ‘Return To Life’ and Shelley Segal’s turn on ‘Fall In’.
Lucas Nord has done well this summer with his brand new house-leaning alias, Hans Göran, sharing five tracks with the Nordic sun as his direct inspiration. Starting as merely a dream to share the music he created in his free time, the project has taken on a life of its own, building up streams across platforms, and landing on the ‘Friday Cratediggers’ playlist on Spotify.
Coming off the back of his debut album ‘Untold Business’ at the end of June, Mark Knight has apparently fully embraced the return of live music. With a list of tour dates stretching up until the end of the year, he has decided to bring his soulful house sound even deeper into the club world with this remix of ‘You Saw Me’, featuring UK Garage artist Damon Trueitt.
A figure amid London’s queer club continuum, Joshua James follows up a trilogy of releases on Phantasy with a swerve into techno with ‘Amber Rush’, complete with a remix by close friend and Phantasy label mate, Daniel Avery.
UK rave/hardcore/breaks artist Force Mass Motion drops a breakbeat cut entitled ‘Hung Drawn and Slaughtered’ via his eponymous label. Force Mass Motion, aka Mike Wells, was apparently instrumental in many of the UK’s nascent scenes, notably of the UK rave, hardcore and the early-00s nu-skool breaks movement.
Frankie Knuckles’ sound possibly inspired a movement of love across dancefloors in Chicago and beyond. In retrospect of a career that spanned over four decades, there are moments that were probably pivotal to the movement of house music and changed the course of dance music. Frankie’s 1991 studio album ‘Beyond The Mix’ on Virgin Records, featured one track that would likely remain in the hearts and minds of generations to come.
Above & Beyond and long-time collaborator Justine Suissa share their first joint effort in over four years, ‘Almost Home’. The release is the group’s first club track of 2021, arriving just in time for their Group Therapy 450 milestone show at The Drumsheds in London this September. ABGT450 is their first headline show in over a year and will see the trio perform to an audience of more than 10,000 fans.
Italian Dino Saints returns to Contact Music with his latest two-track house affair ‘My Soul'. Dino has had releases on Roush, Moan, and Contact Music and has gained support from DJs including Jamie Jones, Paco Osuna, Dennis Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers and Richie Hawtin.
John Digweed and longtime studio collaborator Nick Muir have spent years crafting productions together. Following the release of the 50-track compilation, ‘Quattro II’, from earlier this year, they return to lend their remix capabilities to two tracks. The latest offerings mark Digweed’s first official remixes in a few years and showcase his studio ability alongside Nick Muir.