Electronic music artist Waajeed recently announced a series of fundraising initiatives for the Underground Music Academy (UMA), a new Detroit-based community music hub, of which he’s the director, that aims to help build the future leaders of independent electronic music coming out of the city.
Odyffe are back on Nervous Records with a vocal house original entitled ‘No More. Odyffe, which stands for odyssey in ancient French, is a journey that began for Federico and Fanny, musicians and composers who are married in music and in life. Federico started studying and playing bass guitar in pop-rock, funky, reggae and blues bands from a very early age in Italy, whereas Fanny approached piano and songwriting in France.
Leeds-based Morgan Cole makes his debut on Patrick Topping’s Trick with ‘Ready For Love’, a modernist rave two-tracker featuring a house cut backed by techno. Previously known as Noizy Devil, Cole has spent the last few years honing his craft within the studio, apparently capturing the ears of leading names including Eli Brown, Richy Ahmed, PAWSA, and Patrick Topping along the way.
Will Taylor is a UK based artist who has worked hard at making a name for himself over the last 12 years, releasing on labels such as SOLA, Elrow, South of Saturn and VIVa Limited. As a DJ he has played events like We Are FSTVL, Tobacco Dock and Motion Bristol.
Hopefully kicking off a positive 2021, Cream recently announced Hard Generation, an all-new concept that will be bringing a series of guest DJs from the world of hard dance, kicking of the the UK tour with one of the scene’s biggest DJ/producers, Darren Styles.
Aleksander Stawierej releases his first album, ‘Everything Is Connected’. The Warsaw-based artist is keyholder to monikers like Raw Tech Audio & ACIDØ; the A&R warden of the Mental Asylum label and through his Indecent Noise guise, probably its foremost resident. The latter’s an alias that - over the last 10 years - has become indivisibly linked with the sound of the 303, aiming to leave his musical bootprint on planet trance.
Radio Slave returns to his Rekids label with ‘Live My Life’, including a remix from Saved Records’ boss Nic Fanciulli. Responsible for various vocal tracks in techno over the past 15 years, this latest release which is out now, sees him turn in yet another tough cut that uses soulful vocal refrains as hooks.
After releasing on labels such as South Of Saturn, Night Service Only and Terms & Conditions, and having picked up support by DJs from Chris Lake to David Guetta, Chapter & Verse makes his debut on Lee Foss’ label Repopulate Mars with the two-tracker ‘Step Into It’.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano release the first volume of their new album series. Harnessing the tribal house sound of their SONO label, ‘The Tribe, Vol. One’ spotlights a host of possible up-and-coming artists not only through the release of the compilation album itself, but also through the livestream of the release party today.
Following on from his 'Babel’ EP, DJ Angelo is back with a release featuring vocals from Jaidene Veda and a remix from Pablo Fierro. Greece’s DJ Angelo has built a career over the last decade which draws on his long held passion for house music and has releases on label likes Saved, Rise, Armada and Connected.