Toolroom founder Mark Knight lands back on his imprint, updating one of house music’s classic records ‘Let’s Get Brutal’ by Nitro Deluxe, bringing it forward to dance floors in 2023 as ‘Brutal’. Following up his collaboration with NYC’s Todd Terry on the label in March with ‘Make You Happy’, Mark returns after digging deep into the vaults of classic house and unearthing a gem of a record.
Ayce Bio and Turenne take Funclab Records back to its roots with the club-orientated ‘Traffic Cone’ EP. Both hailing from Italy, Turenne and Bio have a shared love of analogue sounds, jazz and world music with the artists producing soulful, hypnotic grooves on labels like Bosconi, Axe on Wax and Juicy Traxx.
Matt Fax releases ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, a progressive house reworking of the rock track and the latest single from his forthcoming studio album. Originally written and recorded by The Who and released on their 1971 album ‘Who’s Next’, the track was notably covered by Limp Bizkit in 2003 and went on to be a hit for the group, reaching No.1 in the Czech Republic and Sweden and charted in the top three in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Norway.
Next up for Ellum Audio is a new remix from Alinka of 'Addicted,' a track from Madben's recent ‘Troisième Sens’ LP. French techno’s Madben aimed to take things to the next level with his latest album, a multi-genre work that although aimed at the dancefloor also follows an intriguing narrative arc. It comes after many years of working the underground and releasing on the likes of Laurent Garnier's Scan X’s label.
Motech Records deliver the next instalment in their annual compilation series. 'Consortium Vol.4' features 19 exclusive tracks from a combination of label regulars, alongside debuts from both established artists and possible future stars, all hand-picked by label founder Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000, part of Detroit techno's story.
‘Heaven’, originally released in 2019, possibly served as a benchmark for what modern house music should sound like. The record from Ben Westbeech and KON’s The Vision project was huge on stages around the world, receiving support from a plethora of top house artists; Gerd Janson, Danny Krivit, Horse Meat Disco, The Blessed Madonna, Groove Armada and Eli Escobar to name just a few.
Hï Ibiza was last night voted the World’s No.1 Club for the second successive year in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll. The Ibiza club swept to victory in the public vote for the second time, likely helped by its line-ups, production and attention to detail. Since opening in 2017 on the island’s Playa d’en Bossa strip by Ushuaïa Entertainment (the company led by CEO Yann Pissenem), the club has prided itself on apparently being ‘the world’s most technologically advanced club’.
With roots in the ‘90s underground deep house scene, Miguel Migs has aimed to establish himself as a champion of new, independent electronic music, signposted by a number of releases - ‘Into The Red Sky’ is one of those, initially appearing on his 13-track lockdown album ‘Shaping Visions’ on Soulfuric Deep.
Bryan Kearney and Bo Bruce have history… or at least more history than their shared discography might suggest! The pair have been discussing the right project to collaborate on, pretty much since Bryan remixed Bo & Gareth Emery’s ‘U’ all the way back in 2014!