Italian DJ/producer Gabriele Toma readies his ‘Lit Bit EP’ for Jamie Jones’ Hottrax this June. With his releases on Sticker Music, Be On Records, and SK Recordings picking up support from Dennis Cruz, Michael Bibi, and Jamie Jones, the Puglian born Toma prepares his debut this three-tracker.
Following his debut release on Hottwerk, Greg May returns with a four-track EP. Greg is an Essex based DJ/producer who last landed on the label with ‘Take Me’ and has also released on Stripped and Arcade Pony. He has a long DJ career behind him that has seen him play all manner of events and often appear on radio stations like Project London and Kiss FM.
Completing the series that celebrates the legacy of two decades of Poker Flat Recordings, label-head Steve Bug drops another batch of reworks of the label's tracks. The EP kicks off with his 'A Night Like This' which originally dropped back in 2001. Here it gets the treatment from label ally Mihai Popoviciu - the Romanian producer brings a new twist, shaping the material into a streamlined tech-house track that is both faithful to the original and completely his own vibe.
Steve Aoki, Yves V, and Ryan Caraveo join together to pay tribute to Avril Lavigne’s classic pop-punk single ‘Complicated’. Their modern makeover interpolates the chorus, while adding a fresh set of introspective lyrics, with an electro pop soundscape and newly written verses, as the trio aim to revitalise the track.
Californian Miguel Migs’ delivers new album ‘Shaping Visions’ on Soulfuric Deep, his first LP since ‘Dim Division’ on Soul Heaven Records/Defected in 2014. Defected has cared for Soulfuric as part of its label group since 2017, with the Soulfuric Deep branch of the imprint making a fitting home for Migs’ latest LP.
Toolroom are set to drop the brand-new and updated compilation ‘House Party Vol. 6’, a possible tool for DJs looking to get the sound of the label into their mixes. The compilation features new music from artists such as KC Lights, Dombresky, Flashmob, Danny Howard, Leftwing:Kody, Technasia, Maxinne, Martin Ikin, A-Trak, Eli & Fur, Mele, David Jackson and many more.
Music has apparently always been a big part of Rockstar Games — from underground artists and scenes across its titles, to the radio stations of the Grand Theft Auto series and the introduction of fully-realised digital nightclubs in Grand Theft Auto Online with the After Hours update, as well as expanding the possibilities for in-game social spaces and music discovery with the release of The Cayo Perico Heist.
UK electronic act Itona releases the ‘You’ EP. Comprising three original tracks and a remix from Italian duo Palladian, the EP explores various shades of house and electronic and is possibly his most fully realised body of work to date. Itona is the newly launched alias from James Vine, aka ENiGMA Dubz - a departure from his bass-heavy sound.
Dejector is a brand new project from Newcastle born, London based producer Scott Nelson. A project born when the pandemic hit in 2020, this music found him stepping away from his roots as a session musician, finding comfort away from the uncertainty of where the life he'd built for himself previously would end up. As an artist, he’s inspired by the vocal cuts of Burial and the lilting beats of Four Tet.
Louie Vega and Harry Romero collaborate for the first time with ‘El Ritmo’ landing on Bambossa Records this month. Fuelled by organic percussion and atmospherics, the track is a Latin-influenced affair - a vocal snippet raises the temperature, while a blast of heavy drums, dubby chords and rising pads add texture.