Toolroom drop another track from longstanding label favourites ATFC & Gene Farris, who are back on their home turf with another collaboration, ‘The Payoff’. A comeback for the pair and a step up in energy from their 2020 releases that included the jackin’ Chicago house record ‘Spirit Of House’, their ‘R U’ track, to this latest release.
‘Metaversal’ follows the release of BT’s ‘Genesis.Json’ which sold for 88.8 ETH on Superrare in May. It’s his 14th studio album, designed from the ground up for the blockchain. Like ‘Genesis.json’ it is built around a 200,000 line of code, one-of-one, NFT. The release is both an audio-visual playback engine and software cipher. In the engine, audio-reactive art is woven together with cryptographic riddles that fans can play to win 33 unique, super rare, secret, encrypted one-of-one NFTs.
When Radio 1’s Danny Howard started his Lockdown Linkup series in 2020, he set about teaming up various dance producers for a collection of collaborations. Among those was ‘Whisper’, the product of long-time friend of Defected Dennis Ferrer and South London trio Disciples, who have made an unexpected transatlantic partnership.
House of Cheetah unleash their second release, the house cut ‘Mick & Keith’. Launching in 2021, it’s a record label, production outfit and party brand on a mission that aims to bring you the very finest tech house, direct from the island of Maui.
Toolroom Trax has been on decent t form this year, with a list of club records that keeps growing. The same is true for the label’s next release from artist Clyde P, who is back on the label with his latest track ‘Love Me Baby’. It’s a house cut that features a groove that dominates the record, filtered in with a selection of piano chords, vocal samples, and synth lines.
This month, Cologne-native Arado heads to Humatron Records as he drops two cuts via the ‘Acid Emotions’ EP. Arado has frequently collaborated with Marco Faraone and Den Ishu, while his solo releases have made appearances on Snatch!, ROUSH, Desolat, and more. His sound explores all routes of electronic music and has apparently attracted attention from Jamie Jones, Nic Fanciulli, Riva Starr, and Mark Knight.
Booka Shade drop their latest single ‘In Avalanche’, the first extract from their forthcoming album project ‘BOTH’ on Blaufield Music. With the world’s dancefloors slowly re-opening, they are ready to reveal a host of productions having kept busy in the studio over recent months.
Armin van Buuren has teamed up with two-time Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki on ‘Music Means Love Forever’. A fusion of both artists’ styles, the track features a mixture of Armin’s progressive trance palette and Steve’s big room electro sound.
Oliver Jones, aka Skream, has possibly been at the leading edge of UK dance music for 15 years. An early dubstep player, his musical journey has seen him collaborate with the likes of La Roux, Katy B, Alan Fitzpatrick, and Dennis Ferrer. His versatility can be seen in his recent releases, ranging from the track ‘Space Ghetto’ to the emotion of ‘So Sorry’. Now, his remix of Trance Wax’s ‘El Nido’ is his first release on Anjunabeats.