Experimental electronic newcomer Jung Latch recently announced his debut release, the four-track ‘Esoteric’ EP. Jung is the alias of East London-based composer and sound designer Rupert Galea and using an array of modular gear, vintage 8-bit samplers, instruments and his own written algorithms he makes his own style of rave music, playing with sonic collages and underpinning them with breakbeats.
Pacha Ibiza recently announced details of the Ibiza Grand Opening following a two-year closure, aiming to set its sights firmly on its biggest summer season yet. Pacha Ibiza Grand Opening will take place on Friday 29 April hosting Solomun all night long and marks a return for the venue as part of Ibiza's dance and cultural movement.
DJ/producer Calvin Harris makes a return to Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer, with his event taking place on Fridays from 3 June - 2 September. His six-date Ushuaïa Ibiza residency back in 2019 apparently drew in record crowds and this season Calvin is going even bigger, with a 14-week residency that will feature a lineup of special guests.
Born out of a lockdown night when their usual Saturday night plans were off limits, Defected regular Darius Syrossian and South Records boss George Smeddles decided to cook something up for the anticipated return to the club.
A true classic named after the club that first debuted it, Spiller’s ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor has possibly earned itself the ‘timeless’ title in more ways than one. Originally released in 2000 and acquired by Defected records over two decades later, the chart-topping anthem has had a revival following Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode’s rework along with Italian Riva Starr’s remix package.
A Richard Durand album is a rarer item these days and possibly even more welcome for it. Since the heady times of his ‘Always The Sun’ debut, swiftly followed by 2012’s ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Richard Durand Versus The World’ the following year, the Dutchman’s taken a more measured approach to the long-player release.
The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh was recently announced as the venue for the newest addition to Scotland’s festival calendar - Connect Music Festival, which will take place between 26-28 August. The venue has been selected by Festival organisers DF Concerts & Events due to both its rural feel and the ability to make the event as accessible as possible for festival-goers from across the country.
Planetary Assault Systems have remixed Chris Liebing on CLR. Originally released as a Bandcamp exclusive to restart the CLR imprint after a five-year hiatus, the expanded version of Liebing’s ‘Bruson EP’ drops in full as ‘Bruson EP Redux’, featuring a remix from Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems.
After appearances on sister-label, Symbolism, Italy’s Elisa Bee drops her debut Hardgroove release this month with the ‘Send Me A Vision EP’. Throughout the EP, it’s weighty drums and rhythms that provide a thread, but the productions range from the house-licked funk of ‘Offline Matters’ to the urgency of ‘Headspinner’.
UK rave, breakbeat and hardcore artists Force Mass Motion drop another release this month in 'From Fire To Light' - a breakbeat driven cut that aims to evoke ‘90s progressive house and trance atmospheres.