Neopolitan techno label Unrilis close out 2022 with a compilation featuring Luigi Madonna, Markantonio, Roberto Capuano and Marco Conte. For more than 15 years, Rino Cerrone’s label has been pushing its rolling brand of techno from the Naples scene that has spawned the likes of Joseph Capriati, Luigi Madonna and Markantonio.
The ‘Circular Motions’ EP features two new tracks from Broom and three from Sims' vaults. Broom opens the EP with ‘Nothing to Do’, a propulsive track that counterpoints its drum track with vocals and a solitary horn stab. Sims opens his account on ‘Circular Motion’ with an updated version of his 2013 limited-release vinyl-only track ‘Unity’, a churning and percussive production with snaking melodies.
Following his 'Affirmative EP' earlier this year, London's Void Complet steps up on newly minted Duga Records with the house track ‘Hey Look I Know’. Marked by chugging drums, vocal loops and a rushy filtered pad throughout, it’s occasionally broken up by whistling polyrhythms before piano stabs take centre stage.
Brazil’s DJ Alok releases the new remix package for his latest single ‘All By Myself’ with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and British DJ/producer nSigala. Featuring a string of reworks from Paul Woolford, Moore Kismet, Ilkay Sencan and Jon Vendan, the remixes are out now. Sampling Depeche Mode’s sample ‘Enjoy The Silence’, the remixes follow the unveiling of the official music video which was released in collaboration with hearing loss awareness charity RNID.
Radio Slave recently dropped his new single ‘Don't You Know’ this month on Rekids as part of the ‘House of Rekids’ compilation. On this single he enters house mode, employing vocal snippets, chunky drum hits, and filtered synths to effect across the deep 9-minute track.
Noha dropped his house two-tracker ‘Blue Desert’ on Panick Panick this month. Born and raised in Rome and now based in Berlin, he is a painter and musician crafting delicate and expressive electronic music, founding the Panick Panick label in 2016.
Snowboxx is a week of skiing, raving and exploring the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. It takes place at the ‘world’s largest ski area’, where ticket holders can enjoy excellent snow conditions, après at La Folie Douce, brunches, igloo parties, slope-side games and spa sessions during the day, and performances by acts at an open-air arena at night.
Shlomi Aber returns to Ovum for the first time since 2013’s 'Slack Tide' with a new three-track EP. Shlomi runs his own Be As One label and is a producer who brings depth and synth craft to techno. From his breakout release, 'Freakside' in 2007 to his album 'Chicago Days/Detroit Nights', the Barcelona-based, Tel Aviv-born artist has released on various labels while laying down three-deck sets around the world.
A State of Trance ‘firmly believes in loving, dancing and living together under a new sun’, and the 19th instalment of Armin van Buuren’s annual year mix series aims to put that hope for a better future into sound with ‘A State of Trance Year Mix 2022’. The music featured in this brand-new year mix also aims to turn diversity into unity.
Toolroom drop their final release of 2022 and it’s from Italy’s CASSIMM, who gets his hands on the ‘90s dance music track from Atlantic Ocean ‘Waterfall’. A record originally released back in 1993 that hit the top 20 in the UK charts, #3 in The Netherlands, #9 in Ireland and several others globally, it’s a definite back in the day classic!