“No, not a lockdown album,” says Pavel Khvaleev, albeit with enough emphasis to leave little doubt. When though is an album project, with some altered sonic states (and produced throughout 2020) not one then? “Well, for one,” he clarifies, “when it was the (pre-pandemic) plan all along. Oh and remember: we’re not talking ‘album’, but rather albums, plural!”
The team behind PierJam recently announced they will be heading to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for a show on Saturday 5 February 2022 featuring DJ Sonny Fodera. Australian-born Sonny has apparently developed a strong fan-base, having been in the industry for over a decade.
It’s been about four years since Borgore last released on Armada Music via his own Buygore imprint, and a lot has changed since then. Though still a player in the dubstep scene, the Israel-born, LA-based DJ/producer has also adopted a fresh, more house-focused sound and is now landing on the record label again to take the first step of this new project via ‘FYPM’ (feat. Jonathan.), the first track of his upcoming ‘Slaughterhouse EP’.
It’s been five years since Marcello Pacheco released ‘Wolves’, his book and album project. A producer apparently at ease working inspiration-by-inspiration, Eco’s left his discography largely untouched since. Now the New Jersey born-and-still-based producer’s next LP project nears completion and with details of the album-to-come remaining under wraps, ‘Let You Down’ is the first single produced from it and is out now.
Originally released in 2000 and now acquired by Defected over two decades later, ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ has just been giving an update for 2021. Given the remix treatment by platinum-selling producer Purple Disco Machine alongside regular collaborator Lorenz Rhode for modern day dancefloors, this remix has apparently been teased at parties across the globe throughout summer ’21.
Moonbootique welcome back Masaje this month as he drops latest single, ‘Something’. A long time resident of the Douala in Ravensburg, Masaje is apparently a growing name within South Germany’s house scene.
Israeli duo Omer Bar and Omri Guetta bring their house sound to Stripped Down, while Berlin artist Johannes Albert remixes. Omri is apparently ‘one of the most sought-after DJs in Tel Aviv’. A part of the underground scene, he runs Frau Blau with label partner Kadosh and has released on other imprints including The Gardens of Babyon and Mau House with major label plans in the pipeline. Meanwhile, Omer Bar has released on the Frau Blau label. From the Tel Aviv underground, he is another Israeli t
Following a hiatus of 4 years, Sónar by Night will celebrate the return of the Berlin trio Moderat, hosting a brand new live show produced by long term collaborators PFA Studios, replete with new music and their back catalogue of tracks.
UK duo Versus return to Repopulate Mars this month with their latest single, ‘Squid Game’. Versus, aka Dave Skehan and Scott Walker, have aimed to make a mark within the scene this year releasing material via SOLA, Solotoko, and Realm, while featuring in the sets of Jax Jones, Solardo and Tough Love.