Following his label debut, ‘Hunter’, which has amassed over one million streams on Spotify since its release in August 2022, Purified Records welcomes back German producer Rezident with his two-track EP ‘Inner Circle’.
Techno duo The Second I are kicking into 2023 with a new tech house single. The first of nine tracks set to drop over the coming year, ‘Break Away’ is available via all platforms now. Seeking inspiration from their surroundings with every release, the couple’s latest offering was written during their travels across South America.
Hardwell teams up with fellow mDutchman Maddix to spread retro video game magic on a rework of classic 4 Strings track ‘Take Me Away Again’ via Spinnin’ Records. The original version was a breakthrough track best known for its presence on the Dance Dance Revolution games in the early-2000s and still holds up as a classic with over 27M Spotify streams to its name.
The countdown to festival season is well underway and Creamfields South recently revealed its line up for its return to Hylands Park in Essex on May Bank Holiday weekend. Following its debut last year, the UK dance festival has once again attracted some of the biggest names in electronic music and will host performances from the likes of Calvin Harris (Exclusive), Swedish House Mafia (Exclusive), Tiësto (Exclusive), Eric Prydz and more.
After over two decades in the business, Harry Romero and Defected have compiled tracks from the Jersey native’s expansive career to create an eclectic and essential collection for any fans of the genre, as he joins the list of House Masters.
Just ahead of starting the first leg of their US tour, Cat Dealers have released a track that they aim to supercharge their sets with. Reworking their own 2021 collab with Dragonette, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Bruno Martini, the Brazilian brothers dropped a club-tailored rendition of ‘Summer Thing’ that they’ll hopefully take centre stage with during the Brazilian carnival at the end of February.
DJ/producer Morgan Page teams up with fellow US, five-time Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey for what could be an exciting milestone in their respective careers. ‘Partly Cloudy’ sees Page rework Grey’s song ‘Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Tears’ into a warm, melancholic piece of progressive house. Together with the emotionally driven vocals, the song is highlighted by swirling chords and punchy beats, shifting tempo from melodramatic moods to uplifting drops.
Fedde Le Grand has launched his first ever run of merchandise, a strictly limited edition run of wearables. In tandem with this he and Melo.Kids join forces once again for a new offering, ‘I Used To Think’. They have tapped singer and songwriter Mila Falls for vocal duty for the record, possibly best-known for her collaborative track ‘Put It On Me’ with NOTION and Holy Goof.
A PhD Scholarship in the name of electronic musician and techno DJ Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, has now been unveiled at the University of Huddersfield. Applications for the scholarship, titled The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, are now being taken up until 10 February to start in September 2023. The winning applicant will be selected by the university with guidance from Richie, who will also offer tutorial support throughout the scholarship.