Putting 2022 on notice, Richard Durand follows up his HALIENE-sung ‘Give Your Heart A Home’ with a new team-up with Christian Burns. It’s a case of ‘from one Home to another’ too, as ‘Almost Home’ sees Richard serve the final-stage release ahead of his new ‘Reactivate’ LP.
Sharing common musical cause with their Black Hole debut last month, ‘Electric Love’ is the natural successor to ‘Villaneve’. Singers, songwriters and producers Sue McLaren and Suzanne Chesterton formed the group after their musical kinship grew. One listen to the track will possibly tell you all you need to know about that affinity.
Having only last month released the Susana-sung (and ASOT Future Favourite’d!) ‘I Matter To You’, Richard Durand single-pushes on towards the release of his new LP. With the album primed for release early in the New Year, ‘Give Your Heart A Home’ - the next ‘Reactivate’ production - also represents a first-time pairing with HALIENE.
Having released the clubbier and more immediately Khvaleev-esque ‘Inhale’ in October, Pavel Khvaleev’s new album sees the yang to its living and breathing yin arrive. Setting it apart from his better-known-for dancefloor and movie score work, through PARAFRAME, Pavel’s taken on a new style-specific alias for ‘Exhale’.
If ever there was a moment for Pure Trance to take a year off, it has to have been the least dancefloor-friendly one of the last century. By the same token though, if there was a 365 for it to return… So it is then that - on the cusp of hitting double-digits - the mix-comp series spawned by Solarstone (Richard Mowatt)’s grassroots movement returns in 2021.
“No, not a lockdown album,” says Pavel Khvaleev, albeit with enough emphasis to leave little doubt. When though is an album project, with some altered sonic states (and produced throughout 2020) not one then? “Well, for one,” he clarifies, “when it was the (pre-pandemic) plan all along. Oh and remember: we’re not talking ‘album’, but rather albums, plural!”
It’s been five years since Marcello Pacheco released ‘Wolves’, his book and album project. A producer apparently at ease working inspiration-by-inspiration, Eco’s left his discography largely untouched since. Now the New Jersey born-and-still-based producer’s next LP project nears completion and with details of the album-to-come remaining under wraps, ‘Let You Down’ is the first single produced from it and is out now.
Arriving a full decade after his last LP (2011’s ‘To The Point’), ‘Origins’, which is out now, is the third album from UK artist Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. The albums origin story is a relatively straightforward one.
Conceived and designed by electronic music producer/DJ, Josh Gabriel (one-half of GRAMMY-nominated electronic music act Gabriel & Dresden), Modify Is a new kind of music app that allows anyone to remix in real-time music created by your favourite dance music artists. Simply by using your fingers on the touch screen of a phone, you decide how the music should sound.
For its 2021 outing, ‘In Search Of Sunrise’’s gatekeepers’ Black Hole Recordings have been thorough in their selection of the 17th edition’s mixers. One shoe-in is Markus Schulz, here helming his fourth mix, and again bringing it with new material - both from his own and others’ hands.