Following Robert Hood's announcement detailing the return of his Monobox alias and the 'Forwardbase Kodai EP' comprising two exclusive tracks and two remixes from himself and Ø [Phase], he now delivers the full Monobox regeneration across an album featuring seven more tracks.
Radio Slave returned to his Rekids imprint this month with the ‘Acid Dip’ single. Riding a broken, stuttered-kick rhythm, the track is a jabbing, insistent slice of UK techno shot through with hardcore and, whilst not skimping on raw power, still maintains the hypnotic nature that inhabits much of Edwards’ work.
In the summer of this year, Eli & Fur released their debut studio album ‘Found in The Wild’ which went straight to #1 on release in the UK iTunes Electronic Albums Chart. A dual part album concept, it was a sonic presentation of two contrasting and quintessential parts of the Eli & Fur sound. On 18 October, the producer duo released a live version of the album via longtime label home Anjunadeep. The audio is a recording from the album’s accompanying short film “Found In The Wild” (Live).
Above & Beyond share their Deep Mix of ‘Almost Home,’ their most recent single and first joint effort in over four years with long-time collaborator Justine Suissa. The track was the group’s first club track of 2021, arriving just in time for their Group Therapy 450 milestone show at The Drumsheds London in early September. The trio premiered their deep mix in their warm-up set recorded in Hackney Canal, London.
Brazilian artist Alok has trodden his path with collaborations and remixes with industry names, rom The Rolling Stones to Zara Larsson, from Ed Sheeran to Dua Lipa and more. He apparently also holds the title of the second biggest Instagram following of any electronic artist globally with ‘over 25 million followers and 18 million monthly listeners’, making him the most-listened to Brazilian artist in the world.
At the peak of Hedkandi’s popularity it was throwing parties all across the world and reaching many with its series of mix CDs and compilations. Now after celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, Hedkandi has announced its revival with two one-off parties… and plenty more to follow. For years Hedkandi was part of the soulful house and disco scene in the UK and beyond, and anyone who was clubbing in the 2000s and beyond will likely have memories of their parties.
Danny Howard continues his ascent as a dance music all-rounder with his latest release, debuting on Defected’s club-focussed label DFTD with ‘Mr B’. With a catalogue of releases under his belt across a number of imprints including Saved and Anjunadeep, ‘Mr B’ is a record produced with the dancefloor in mind.
Today, the official start of ADE 2021 will be signalled by the lighting of art installation BAKEN (Beacon); a light on the horizon for the electronic music industry, set to shine over the entire city of Amsterdam from the roof of the A'DAM Tower during ADE.
Drawing a first year to a close, Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore’s Sondela label will host its debut showcase at London nightclub Ministry of Sound on 20 November, showcasing a host of Afro house talent in the capital. Headlining the show will be ‘one of South Africa’s premier house talents’ Black Motion, alongside Afro tech artist DJEFF, DJ Mag’s Afro House DJ of 2019 Da Capo and Club Bad founder and long-time friend of Defected Melé.
Earlier this year, Anjunadeep welcomed We Are The Brave label boss Alan Fitzpatrick with his debut single ‘Warning Signs’. A deviation from his typical sound, the track saw Fitzpatrick experiment with deeper and more soulful influences from across electronica, breakbeat, dub, and house. The result was a track that sits comfortably among the soulful Anjunadeep catalogue.