Following his label debut, ‘Hunter’, which has amassed over one million streams on Spotify since its release in August 2022, Purified Records welcomes back German producer Rezident with his two-track EP ‘Inner Circle’.
Techno duo The Second I are kicking into 2023 with a new tech house single. The first of nine tracks set to drop over the coming year, ‘Break Away’ is available via all platforms now. Seeking inspiration from their surroundings with every release, the couple’s latest offering was written during their travels across South America.
Hardwell teams up with fellow mDutchman Maddix to spread retro video game magic on a rework of classic 4 Strings track ‘Take Me Away Again’ via Spinnin’ Records. The original version was a breakthrough track best known for its presence on the Dance Dance Revolution games in the early-2000s and still holds up as a classic with over 27M Spotify streams to its name.
After over two decades in the business, Harry Romero and Defected have compiled tracks from the Jersey native’s expansive career to create an eclectic and essential collection for any fans of the genre, as he joins the list of House Masters.
Just ahead of starting the first leg of their US tour, Cat Dealers have released a track that they aim to supercharge their sets with. Reworking their own 2021 collab with Dragonette, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Bruno Martini, the Brazilian brothers dropped a club-tailored rendition of ‘Summer Thing’ that they’ll hopefully take centre stage with during the Brazilian carnival at the end of February.
DJ/producer Morgan Page teams up with fellow US, five-time Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey for what could be an exciting milestone in their respective careers. ‘Partly Cloudy’ sees Page rework Grey’s song ‘Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Tears’ into a warm, melancholic piece of progressive house. Together with the emotionally driven vocals, the song is highlighted by swirling chords and punchy beats, shifting tempo from melodramatic moods to uplifting drops.
Fedde Le Grand has launched his first ever run of merchandise, a strictly limited edition run of wearables. In tandem with this he and Melo.Kids join forces once again for a new offering, ‘I Used To Think’. They have tapped singer and songwriter Mila Falls for vocal duty for the record, possibly best-known for her collaborative track ‘Put It On Me’ with NOTION and Holy Goof.
Toolroom’s second release of the year sees the return of DJ/production duo Leftwing : Kody who team up with producer James Hurr on their debut outing ‘Music Is the Medication’. Familiar to the label the duo have possibly established themselves as one of the most successful acts to come through the label. Their records have proven popular, from ‘If You Wanna’ and ‘Without You’ with Camden Cox to ‘I Feel It’ which sits on 30 million plus streams on Spotify.
Autograf kick off 2023 on a high note with the release of another single from their upcoming ‘Affirmations’ album. Featuring possible up-and-coming singer-songwriter your friend polly, ‘Lie’ sees the duo deliver a crossover cut in the wake of vocal club track ‘Vertigo’.