Elysian

Elysian

Following their January debut for Black Hole, Ilan Bulestone, Maor Levi and Emma Hewitt go for two for two with their new production ‘Sparks In The Night’. Their previous track ‘Light Years’ brought the Elysian trio into the label’s orbit at the start of 2024 and they have wasted little time in building on its apparent success. 

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Jungle Curates

Jungle

On 14 July, Brit-nominated duo Jungle will be curating an open-air show on the grounds of the historic 17th-century Tofte Manor, 60 miles north of London. For the first time ever, they will be curating their own one-day show featuring a selection of their favourite artists, DJs and collaborators. Putting their own spin on the scenic grounds with their production, décor and merch, Jungle Curates will be a full day of dance music against the backdrop of the venue’s labyrinth and Bedfordshire’s rolling countryside. 

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Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond | Group Therapy Radio

Above & Beyond will celebrate 600 episodes of their long-running radio show, Group Therapy Radio, in Mexico City this October at Hipódromo de las Américas. The first ABGT to be held in Mexico also marks their first celebration in two years following the sold-out ABGT500 in Los Angeles, in which apparently 22,000 clubbers attended. It was also ‘watched by over 300k people globally via livestream’. 

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Satori | Leonard Cohen

Satori | Leonard Cohen

Dutch producer Satori returns with his remix of Leonard Cohen’s track, ‘You Want It Darker’. The official remix preserves the integrity of the original record while blending Satori’s deep, melodic electronic touch with Cohen’s introspective and poetic storytelling talents.  

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Defected Malta

Defected Malta

Back for its third year, Defected Malta recently unveiled its full lineup of artists set to take over the island from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October and includes Dennis Ferrer, FKA Mash, Cinthie, Gorgon City, Nic Fanciulli, Olive F, as well as first-timers Natasha Diggs, Honeyluv, Deetron, MiNNa, Eliza Rose, Grace Sands, Sio and Close Counters.

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Creamfields

Creamfields

Creamfields recently revealed their lineup for the August Bank Holiday weekender, where over 80,000 music fans will be making their visit to Daresbury in Cheshire for the four-day camping event to see some of the biggest names in electronic music.

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Ceri

Ceri

Producer and label boss Ceri steps into 2024 with a brand-new EP ‘Can’t Pay My Bills”, which is out 1 March on her own label Find Your Own Records. Tested out at Heidegluhen and Panorama Bar, the EP will be available on vinyl featuring two exclusive vinyl-only remixes from D’Julz, with Ceri’s original tracks to be released digitally later this summer.

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Meat Katie & Elite Force

Meat Katie & Elite Force

Meat Katie & Elite Force have probably been involved in the breakbeat sound from its start, laying the foundations and helping to craft the blueprint for a genre that exploded globally. The British producers can lay claim to many of the scene’s tunes, and one of the most definitive is their collaboration ‘Lazer’, which first arrived as a vinyl-only dancefloor track in 2006.

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Carl Cox

Carl Cox (image by Dan Reid)

Carl Cox recently embarked on new tour dates, bringing his live show to stages across North America. The tour kicked off Friday at EDC Mexico in Mexico City, continued at the Fillmore in Denver on Saturday, and then at the Skyline Festival in Los Angeles yesterday.

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LF System

LF System

Hailing from West Lothian in Scotland, LF System is a duo impacting the dance music scene with their productions. The two are making their debut on Insomniac Records with their new single ‘All I've Got’, an uplifting disco record that loops around funky basslines, brass melodies, guitar strums, rhythmic patterns and an aesthetic that has possibly become synonymous with their sound. 

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Dor Dekel x Guy Katch

Dor Dekel x Guy Katch

Dor Dekel is apparently one of Tel Aviv's leading talents and, over the last 20 years, has served up Afro and tech house sounds that have won support from the likes of Carl Cox and Mark Knight. He has his own Line Out radio show on 100FM and has played events like Art Basel in Miami and the Tomorrowland festival. 

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Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams returns on Sunday, 26 May, with a Bank Holiday party on the stunning rooftop terrace of the Radisson Red hotel in Glasgow. To be hosted by its promoters, DJs Michael Kilkie and Jon Mancini, the duo will also be joined for their set by vocalist Heather Kane, with many guests appearing throughout the event.

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Spencer Parker

Spencer Parker

Spencer Parker’s latest track, ‘To The Edge’ is as simple as it is effective, with its groove underpinning its riff and vocal. Paired back and Euro-influenced, the track is from a DJ/producer who has grown his profile by turning his hand to a myriad of disco, house and techno styles. 

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Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia

The GRAMMY-nominated Swedish House Mafia (Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell) recently announced their return to Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer with a six-show residency, which kicks off on 21 July, with the trio then playing every Sunday through to 25 August.

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Moby X Anfisa Letyago

Moby X Anfisa Letyago

Moby lands on Defected for the very first time with ‘You & Me’, a collaborative package with Anfisa Letyago, featuring remixes from Deetron and Girls of the Internet. Moby’s releases since the 1991 mainstream breakthrough ‘Go’ have probably cemented him as one of electronic music’s most well-known artists, with over 20 million records sold worldwide encompassing all genres from downtempo, punk and rock to house, electronic and ambient.

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Galantis

Galantis

Galantis recently dropped their first new track of the year, ‘One, Two & 3’, now available via Big Beat Records. Leaning into the classic dance sound that soundtracked their formative years, it fuses house flavours with French touch and disco strings to deliver what is possibly one of their most dancefloor-focused tracks yet.

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Jon Carter

Jon Carter

Jon Carter has released his first album for 25 years, after re-inventing himself in various guises outside of the music world and being away from music for over a decade. He only returned to producing again 18 months ago and now he's back with ‘Medication Time’. The album sees him return to the fray with tracks ranging from discerning styles of house music, acid and techno to discursive electronica.

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Duck Sauce

Duck Sauce

Grammy-nominated and platinum-certified duo Armand Van Helden & A-Trak return to D4 D4NCE as Duck Sauce with the two-track package ‘Clap Your Feet / 2 Da Face’. The release follows the announcement of the duo’s multi-single deal with the London house label, which began in late 2023 with ‘LALALA.’ 

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Alexander Robotnick

Alexander Robotnick

Alexander Robotnick gets set to release the third album of the "Simple Music" series: ‘Kind of... Robotnick’ features eight tracks, five of which are instrumentals and three include vocals and lyrics. The track ‘Lipstick’ is about the need to wipe off one’s lipstick before kissing someone, whether you're a woman or a man. 

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Chad Jackson & Steve Mac

Chad Jackson & Steve Mac

For some reason, the Jack Said What (JSW) crew can’t help saying Chad Jackson’s name affectionately. It probably stems from the time that JSW associate Klaus Blatter immortalised Chad in one of his songs, his origin story ‘Ball Bearing Factory’. Chad reputedly met Klaus in the 1980s, when Chad was a resident at the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester. 

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Defected | Glitterbox

Defected | Glitterbox

Defected and Glitterbox recently revealed their line-ups for the forthcoming Miami Music Week. After an apparent sold-out event at the Sagamore Hotel on South Beach in 2023, Defected returns again to Miami on 21 March in collaboration with Epic Pool Parties. 

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Mutonia

Italian club Cocoricò recently announced its brand-new festival Mutonia. Set to take place over the Easter weekend, the three-day event aims to be a multi-sensory experience combining music and art and offers attendees ‘a festival with a difference.’ Carlita, Ilario Alicante, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler and Steve Martinez have all been confirmed to headline, with The Mutoid Waste Company set to provide the visual experience.

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Julio Bashmore

Julio Bashmore

Julio Bashmore makes his Classic debut with ‘Sprungboard’. Raised on the bass-heavy frequencies of Bristol, UK, various labels and DJs have been supporters of his output since his self-titled 2009 EP on Claude Von Stroke's Dirtybird, while his releases such as ‘Au Seve’ and ‘Battle For Middle You’ have proven to be popular. After taking a musical hiatus following his 2015 LP ‘Knockin’ Boots’, he then re-emerged with ‘Bubblin’ on Local Action in 2023.

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Kiko

Kiko

With deep roots in the French Touch movement, Kiko is probably known within the international dance music scene for his continued output since his debut in 1992. Marking a new chapter in his career, he recently announced that his forthcoming album, ‘Digital Family’, is set to be released on 18 October 2024.

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Trentemøller

Trentemøller

For the past two decades, Trentemøller has performed to his audiences with his own soundscapes and melodies. With a milestone of over 500 shows across the globe, he's probably proven his expertise in music creation, which embodies a constant evolution of themes and concepts, that aim to push the boundaries of live music with every performance.

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Christina Novelli

Christina Novelli

Since she entered the electronic music space, taking the alt-route has become part of Christina Novelli’s course. To start putting that into context, her new album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You!’ is the direct follow-up to 2019’s ‘Through My Eyes’. Given that the latter was an all-acoustic affair, while this release could hardly be more ‘club’, it allows you some idea of the artistic latitude she has carved for herself.

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Lisa Moorish

Lisa Moorish

Singer Lisa Moorish was first told she looked like American poet Sylvia Plath around 20 years ago and ‘Sylvia’ is the first single from Lisa’s forthcoming album, ‘Divine Chaos’, out on Out Yer Box — the sister label to Jack Said What. 

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Argy

Argy

Argy’s journey with the Afterlife label, marked by releases like 'Tataki,' 'Pantheon,' 'Aria,' and the collaborative track 'Higher Power' with Anyma, has probably established his position on charts and award lists. Apparently, he has solidified his status as a producer in the music scene by consistently claiming the number 1 spots on Beatport, maintaining a steady presence in the global top 100 Shazam charts, and being recognised as a Spotify artist to watch for 2024, thanks to his multi-million streams.

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Olivier Weiter

Olivier Weiter

Following his singles ‘Lau’ and ‘Diversum’, Dutch producer Olivier Weiter returns on the Steyoyoke label to deliver his first original release of 2024 in the shape of ‘Borgo’. The track is a musical homage to the landscapes and cultural tapestry of Tuscany, Italy. 

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Matroda

Matroda

Croatian producer Matroda returns to his second home on Insomniac Records with a remix of Tiga and Audion's (Matthew Dear's alter-ego) track ‘Let's Go Dancing’. The rallying vocal is layered with kick drums, percs, snares, hats and low-end licks that alternate between modulating melodic techno leads. 

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Houses

Houses

Glasgow’s SWG3 and Tenement TV have teamed up to create Houses, a brand new one-day festival of music discovery that aims to showcase Scotland’s best-emerging talent, including JusHarry, K4CIE, Nicky Lipp, Psweatpants, Queen of Harps, Rory James, Voodoos, with more acts still to be announced. 

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Adam Beyer

Adam Beyer

Following ‘the most prolific year of his production career’, Adam Beyer starts 2024 with another EP, ‘Let’s Begin’, which takes influence from the ‘90s Drumcode sound with a modern touch. Looking backwards to go forwards, the three-track work kicks off with ‘Let’s Begin’ and sees Beyer lean on faster tempos and rugged rhythms, a track he’s dropped at recent gigs at L56 in Ljubljana and Fairground Festival in Hannover.

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Bicep | CHROMA

Bicep | Chroma

Bicep — AKA Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar — recently unveiled their new single ‘CHROMA 001 HELIUM’, marking the launch of their new project, CHROMA. Representing a significant evolution for the duo, the project combines a record label, a series of events, a brand new Bicep AV/DJ show, and a visual identity created in collaboration with David Rudnick and his Terrain studio.

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Melting Pot x Optimo

Melting Pot x Optimo

Melting Pot and Optimo (Espacio) recently announced the line-up for their Queen’s Park Spring Weekender in Glasgow, returning to Queen’s Park Recreation Ground on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May with live music from various global and local artists. Open from 2pm to 11pm, the weekender offers the chance to dance the day and night away inside the event’s Big Top Tent, and will also feature food trucks and multiple bars to allow you to celebrate the Bank Holiday in style.

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Ross Kiser

Ross Kiser

Ross Kiser steps up for Sublease Music with two new tracks that reflect the maturing of his sound over the last few years. The US-based artist had set out to make a darker, minimal EP highlighting synth work and textures to create groove and atmosphere.

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Change The Beat | Drumcode | Mha Iri

Open to women, trans and non-binary artists, Change the Beat and Drumcode recently announced a competition to remix one of their biggest techno cuts of 2023; Mha Iri ‘Bell’. Change the Beat is a campaign from Sydney Blu which was created with the help of Native Instruments and is partnered with Beatport. 

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Deeper Purpose & GUZ

Deeper Purpose & GUZ

Deeper Purpose & GUZ make their DFTD debut with a collaborative release, ‘That Sound’, featuring Canadian rapper and songwriter Dope Earth Alien. Deeper Purpose’s experience on the London underground scene has translated to US success with releases on John Summit's Expert’s Only and Fisher's Catch and Release imprints. 

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Nico de Andrea

Nico de Andrea

Following a string of releases on Armada Music, French musician and DJ/producer Nico de Andrea has released his debut album, ‘Love Therapy’ on the label. The album is inspired by personal experiences of impossible love, conflict, and separation while touching on themes of nostalgia, longing, passion, and hope that permeate the 12 tracks. 

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Tiësto, Rudimental & Absolutely

Tiësto, Rudimental & Absolutely

Tiësto has united with award-winning British collective Rudimental and South London singer-songwriter Absolutely for the new collaborative single, ‘Waterslides’, which is out now.

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Colours | Ferry Corsten

Colours | Ferry Corsten

Glasgow promoters Colours blow out the candles on their 29th birthday party, with Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella at SWG3 on Saturday, 3 February. Gouryella, the trance alias performed by the Dutchman, will ‘make his first appearance on Scottish soil for the occasion’. 

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ENiGMA Dubz

ENiGMA Dubz

Following the apparent success of his Beatport chart-topping ‘Mixtape 1: #Heaters’ - with Spotify, UKF and the Dub Rebellion all supporting the 2023 release - ENiGMA Dubz is back in 2024 with the next instalment in the series, ‘Mixtape 2: #Vibes’.

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Floorplan

Floorplan

Robert & Lyric Hood’s house and techno project, Floorplan return to Luke Solomon’s Classic imprint with ‘Like Dat’. As an early member of Detroit’s Underground Resistance, Robert understands what it is to be the vanguard of a genre - now celebrating his faith through gospel-inspired dance music with his daughter Lyric. 

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Lee Scratch Perry Featuring Shaun Ryder

Lee Scratch Perry Featuring Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder teams up Lee Scratch Perry on their new ‘Green Banana’ single. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘King Perry’, which is released on Tricky’s False Idols label (and who co-produced four of the album tracks), the single comes backed with a remix by the Bristolian duo Dubkasm. The album represents the final studio album written, produced, and recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Daniel Boyle in the months before Lee’s passing and concludes an almost endless discography to his name. 

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YOURS | Masters At Work

YOURS | Masters At Work

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Defected Records presents a series of collaborative releases Together. For the second in the series, Defected enlists Masters At Work to remix one of the label’s breaking talents YOURS, as Louie Vega and Kenny Dope revisit ‘DÓNDE ESTÁ’ by the collective.

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Paul van Dyk, Saad Ayub & Elevation

Paul van Dyk, Saad Ayub & Elevation

Toronto's Saad Ayub, and US DJ/producer Elevation. This single, which first premiered on van Dyk’s VONYC Sessions radio show (which celebrates its 900th episode on 30 January), marks the third collaboration between van Dyk and Saad, with the trio joining forces once again to deliver this latest track.

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Hevi Levi

Hevi Levi

Melodic techno artist Hevi Levi returns with another track and music video in ‘Equality’, set to release on 26 January via his label Joy Group. The Israeli producer has performed in underground clubs and at music festivals around the world including Tomorrowland, Laundry Day, Escape, Sensation, Space, Futurami, IT, Ministry Of Sound, ADE, Pacha and more. 

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Michael Bibi

Michael Bibi | One Life

DJ/producer and Solid Grooves label founder Michael Bibi recently announced his return in 2024. As part of his tour ‘One Life’, he will be staging a 45,000-capacity homecoming show at London’s Finsbury Park on Saturday, 6 July, possibly set to be the biggest electronic show ever to take place in the capital.

 

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Richard Earnshaw & Mr. V

 Richard Earnshaw & Mr. V

Richard Earnshaw unites with Sole Channel founder Mr. V for ‘This House Is Yours’, a release on Big Love. As a classically trained jazz musician, Earnshaw’s ear for music and talent in the studio has led to a longstanding relationship with major labels including Defected Records. 

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Spinnin’ Records

Spinnin’ Records

Spinnin’ Records recently announced that it has once again been named the #1 label of the year by 1001Tracklists, as part of their #AStateOfDanceMusic2023 campaign. The label has been on a role of top spots for this, with 2023 being their fifth consecutive year in a row winning the #1 spot. Its sub labels have also earned top spots on the list, with Tiesto’s imprint Musical Freedom at #4 and Spinnin’ Deep at #22. 

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Galactica Music

Galactica Music

Probably known for the line-ups they deliver in the techno scene, Galactica Festival is taking their curation skills to the next level with the launch of their very own imprint Galactica Music. The inaugural release ‘Icarius Vol. 1’ is available now as a 12-track double vinyl and digital album via Bandcamp. 

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Together

Together

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Defected Records recently announced a series of collaborative releases Together, integrating talent from the label’s past and possible stars of its future. With the first instalment featuring releases and remixes from a line-up of artists, the first wave will include Dennis Ferrer and Masters At Work, Kitty Amor, Da Capo, Sam Divine, Hannah Wants, YOURS and more.

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Verknipt Croatia

Verknipt Croatia

After their earlier announcement about organising ‘the world’s biggest hard techno event ever’ in the Johan Cruijff Arena on 20 July (which apparently sold out 40,000 tickets within 24 hours), the Dutch hard techno organiser recently announced Verknipt Croatia. 

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Miss Monique

Miss Monique

Ukraine’s Miss Monique recently dropped her original production ‘Veselka’, the first single of the year on her label, Siona Records. Recognisable behind the decks with her neon green hair, she has been aiming to cultivate a niche within the progressive house scene through her productions, performances and live streams on her own YouTube channel. Siona Records has been at the heart of this, delivering a slew of melodic, trance-tinged house and techno from possibly some of Ukraine’s most exciting artists.

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Solarstone & Stine Grove

Solarstone & Stine Grove

Solarstone and Stine Grove have discog history together, though thus far it’s an incomplete one. Stine’s released her solo material on Pure Trance and has been remixed (on ‘Against The Flow’) by Solarstone. The pair hadn’t produced in direct conjunction, though - a situation (given the above) that has now changed. In the middle of last year, the Danish singer reached out to Rich with a story and song and thought that might tie those final loose ends together.

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Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown

Late last year, house music vocalist Kathy Brown was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has now spread to her brain. The news came as a total shock to her fans, friends and family and resulted in an emergency operation. Kathy is currently undergoing a course of radiotherapy and immunotherapy, and the road ahead is going to be a challenge unlike any she has faced before.

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Love to be...

Love to be...

Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2024, club night and record label Love to be… recently announced a series of global parties and releases as they aim to unite generations of house music fans around the world.

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Nils Hoffmann

Nils Hoffmann

Nils Hoffmann shares the next single, ‘Holding Me Back,’ from his forthcoming album ‘Running In A Dream.’ The track features vocals by Australian singer-songwriter The Kite String Tangle. Moulded by German electronic music culture and his own classical training, apparently music has always been a part of Nils’ life. Embarking on his musical journey at the age of 16, he gained a wealth of experience to draw upon. To date, the 27-year-old producer has amassed over 120 million streams on his music catalogue and performed at venues including Printworks London, the Brooklyn Mirage, and The Gorge Amphitheatre.

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Avi Sic | Madonna

Avi Sic | Madonna

Launching into the new year, Avi Sic sets the tone for 2024 with a nostalgic bass house hybrid edit of Madonna's ‘90s track 'Ray Of Light’, her second consecutive release with Rock Bottom Records. 

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EVL Tom

EVL Tom

The third single from EVL Tom’s forthcoming album on Out Yer Box, ‘Absolute Melt’, is this late-night breakbeat roller. On ‘Eternal Lids’ the break rolls throughout the track incessantly, while the Reese bass — harking back to early-90s jungle — travels alongside it. There’s almost a hint of speed garage and the darker end of UKG to the track, but with an overall raw-like feel of 1990s MPC-led hip-house cuts. The Gary Numan-esque synth stabs that come in later on echo off into the ether. 

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Tiësto | FAST BOY

Tiësto | FAST BOY

Tiësto joins forces with German duo FAST BOY, unveiling the dance-pop crossover track ‘All My Life,’ which is available now on his Musical Freedom label. Emboldened by main stage elements and uplifting vocals, the track offers a danceable experience with its synth rhythm and stutter-based drop that reflects the diverse influences shaping contemporary culture. 

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Low Steppa | Tony Romera

Low Steppa | Tony Romera

Toolroom Records kick off 2024 with a collaboration from Low Steppa and Tony Romera, who is possibly shaping up to be an exciting up and coming prospect on the circuit.

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Purified Fragments

Purified Fragments

Purified Fragments recently returned for its 17th instalment. Featuring three productions, this compilation showcased music by Italian producer birø, Polish artist Rafa’EL and Argentine duo Cimmerian & Luciano F.

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Klint

Klint

Klint starts his ‘Immersive Culture’ EP on Chris Liebing’s CLR with ‘Tomahawk’. Raw sonics and drums make for a dancefloor trip followed by the peaks of ‘Forces’, where the RSPX and Planet Rhythm artist exploits a chopped-up vocal sample, keeping the energy high. 

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Greg Gow

Greg Gow

Tronic, Planet-E and SCI+TEC artist Greg Gow’s ‘Soul Seek’ EP on Rekids Special Projects launches with ‘35 Fathoms’, a house-meets-techno cut in which he imbues the machines with funk and soul. 

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Josh Wink & Truncate

Josh Wink & Truncate

Truncate has remixed Ovum boss Wink before now having possibly established himself within the underground scene as a DJ/producer thanks to a groove-based sound that has seen him playing at techno venues such as Movement Festival, Awakenings, fabric, Berghain and many more. Philly's Wink, meanwhile, remains a figure in the scene with more than 30 years experience. 

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Nicolas Bougaïeff

Nicolas Bougaïeff

First up in Nicolas Bougaïeff’s ‘EP1’ is 'Primal Express', in which he returns to NovaMute for their next wave of releases with layers of synth lines and drum funk. It’s the first instalment in a three-part series on the Mute offshoot and is a work of minimalism. The psychedelic 'Obviate Thought' contains drums overlaid with sounds that pan throughout the mix in tripped-out fashion. 

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Izaakson

Izaakson

Izaakson has apparently earned his reputation in the scene over the last two decades and has spent the last 10 years solely focused on running his label. But after several invites to return to the forefront, he is now back playing and making fresh sounds once more. The first music of this new chapter has come on Memoria Records as well as Cardinal and Invade Records, and earlier this year, he launched the "IZIL" project with Massimo Girardi and Ilario Liburni. 

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams

After an eight-year hiatus, Mark Williams returned in July with ‘Bring You Love’ on Ben Sims’ imprint, seeing club support from Surgeon, DJ Bone, Alienta, Rodhad, Tasha and more. Now, the Hardgroove proponent is back with the ‘Hornchurch Hustlers EP’ to close out the year. 

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Eldon

Eldon

Liverpool artist Eldon might be a new kid on the block, but may possess all the hallmarks of a seasoned pro. His sounds aim to cut right through in the club and have come on the likes of Four Thirty Two, Sola and Nervous. 

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DJ Sneak

DJ Sneak

'Love Can Make It Happen' might be one of DJ Sneak’s most intimate productions to date, centred around an ever-evolving vocal loop and strings up top combined with percussive elements. Next up, 'Going Back To It' taps into classic Chicago house territories with rolling chords riding up and down the scales as drums and a bassline aim to get you to dance. 

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Olivier Weiter

Olivier Weiter
Olivier Weiter

Dutch producer Olivier Weiter delves deep into his sonic identity to deliver his three-track ‘Tuscan EP’, which is out now on Perspectives Digital. Revisiting memories from childhood trips to Tuscany with his brothers, Olivier’s Perspectives Digital debut is a personal piece of work that aims to ooze nostalgia across three cuts.

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Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk and his SHINE Ibiza event series will return to San Antonio’s club Eden. The fifth anniversary features special guests Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, and a circle of musicians and friends. The party presents a mix of DJs spread across the electronic spectrum, from euphoric to progressive, deep to emotive, and more, taking place in July, August, and September 2024 for 11 nights. This party leads on from shows in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dubai and Croatia and a sold-out Printworks London fiesta. 

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Defected And Beatport

Defected And Beatport

Defected and Beatport recently announced that they will be embarking on a five-continent, 24-hour marathon party to ring in the New Year. Powering New Year celebrations virtually across the globe, they will host livestreams from London, Sydney, Thailand, Johannesburg and Las Vegas from 11:30 am GMT on Sunday 31 December 2023, brought to life by Beatport’s new community-led initiative Music is Unstoppable (Unstoppable).

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Hardwell

Hardwell

DJ/producer Hardwell recently announced the launch of his brand-new YouTube video series, apparently a project born from ‘his desire to give back to his fans and the wider music community’. The educational series is dedicated to unveiling the secrets of his music production process and offering insights into various facets of the music production world. 

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Illangelo

Illangelo

Producer Illangelo has produced some of the most influential and impactful artists in the world of R&B and hip-hop. However, despite his success in the mainstream, he looks towards underground electronic music for inspiration and his next direction. ‘State Of Mind’ is the name of his debut EP, which is available to stream now. 

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Seven Lions | Anjunabeats

Seven Lions | Anjunabeats

More than 12 years after Seven Lions uploaded an unofficial remix of OceanLab's 'Satellite' onto his SoundCloud page, the remix finally sees an official release on Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats label. OceanLab is the side project of Above & Beyond (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki) and singer-songwriter Justine Suissa. 

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DJ Paulette

DJ Paulette

As one of Haçienda’s female DJs, DJ Paulette rose to the heights of the music industry with performances across the globe. Welcome To The Club, her debut book, is the first historical account of the electronic dance scene written by a black woman DJ in which Paulette shares the highs, lows and love of a life lived through music. 

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Hardwick Festival

Hardwick Festival

Hardwick Festival 2024 in the north east of England recently confirmed the full line-up for its 10th anniversary celebrations next summer, welcoming a range of artists such as Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti and The Charlatans. The three-day event - which has already confirmed UK Becky Hill as its opening headliner - will take place between Friday 16 August and Sunday 18 August across two stages, set in the surrounds of Hardwick Hall in County Durham.

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Pradasphere II | Plastikman

Plastikman

Plastikman, also know as electronic musician Richie Hawtin, has created a series of bespoke soundscapes to Pradasphere II in Shanghai, an intimate journey and public exhibition curated by Prada co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons and conceptualised with global design consultancy, 2x4 New York.

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Room Two | Blackfriars

In Glasgow's Merchant City, nestled beneath the bustling streets, lies a hidden gem that recently hosted a hugely popular event – a Room Two party dedicated to the golden era of '90s dance music. This basement nightclub, known for its intimate setting and lighting system, became a time capsule for one unforgettable night.

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Delta Vaults

Delta Vaults

Following his recent original ‘Clouds In Your Eyes’, Belgian producer Delta Vaults returns to Swiss imprint Enormous Tunes with his new track, ‘Escape’. Devising an atmosphere with percussion and synths, he combines orchestral elements with club-focused sounds to achieve the arrangement. 

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Giolì & Assia

Giolì & Assia

Giolì & Assia pave a return to the spotlight with new single ‘Young Forever’ – out now via their very own Diesis Records imprint. Opening up as a ballad accompanied by violins and church bells, the track then transports you to a completely different scenario with its drop. A merge of the slow and dramatic world with the electronic one, the duo aim to provide an aural metaphor for the fleetingness of life. 

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Wolfram & Josh Ludlow | Purple Disco Machine

Wolfram & Josh Ludlow | Purple Disco Machine

Wolfram & Josh Ludlow’s Defected club hit ‘YoYo Disco’ receives a remix from Purple Disco Machine. The original received support from artists including Parisian Chloe Caillet on BBC Radio 1, Majestic on KISS FM, the Keinemusik crew and now Purple Disco Machine.

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Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV

As Clubbing TV strides into the sixth edition of its awards, it aims to embrace and honour the creativity that thrives in the world of electronic music video production. The journey from its first edition to now has showcased the evolution of music videos from essential promotional tools to artistic expressions.

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Martin Ikin

Martin Ikin

Toolroom’s Martin Ikin returns to the label for its final single release of 2023, rounding off a big 20th birthday year for the label.

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PEPPERJVCK

PEPPERJVCK

California-based producer PEPPERJVCK makes his Purified Records debut, apparently revealing one of the label’s most sought-after IDs, ‘Believe’, which is out now on all streaming platforms. Combining vocals with percussion, it strikes a balance between dance-inducing elements and sentimental tones and his blend of deep and progressive house has caught the attention of various artists.

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Drumcode

Drumcode

The 12th volume of Drumcode’s flagship ‘A-Sides’ series is set to land, featuring 20 cuts spanning the breadth of the techno spectrum, with Carl Cox making his label debut. The annual compilation serves to showcase some of Adam Beyer’s favourite demos throughout the year, as the label boss enjoys the opportunity to introduce new artists to the label, while showcasing cuts from label mainstays.

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Nathan Barato & Matheo Velez

Nathan Barato & Matheo Velez

Canadian tech house artists Nathan Barato debuts on Toolroom Records alongside studio partner, Matheo Velez with ‘Weapon’, a record that has apparently already caught the attention of underground artists with Michael Bibi premiering the track at his first appearance back at DC-10 in Ibiza in the summer. 

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Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards

Defected revisit Todd Edwards’ catalogue with the third instalment of House Masters Remixes, featuring another group of modern house and garage artists; LP Giobbi, A-Trak, Biscits and DJ Q. Released in 2021, Todd’s original compilation demonstrated his approach to experimentation in its full glory; his entirely new sound, born from chopped up samples and vocal clips, helped birth the UK garage genre while giving the American-born producer major underground credibility. 

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Vera Grace

Vera Grace

Inspired by Dante’s ‘Inferno’, Vera Grace’s debut album ‘INFERNVM’ explores themes of sin, punishment and catharsis across nine techno cuts. Hailing from the Netherlands, Vera is possibly one of the Amsterdam electronic scene's viscerally impactful DJ and producers. 

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Steve Bug & Huxley

Steve Bug & Huxley

Poker Flat label head Steve Bug returns to his longest running imprint, this time pairing up with No Idea's Original owner, DJ/producer Huxley for ‘L.O.V.E.’.

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Spinnin’ Records

Spinnin’ Records

This holiday season Spinnin’ Records is taking it to the dancefloor with the release of their first-ever Christmas-themed album. A collection of yuletide cheer re-contextualised with electronic beats, ‘Christmas Dance Party 2023’ aims to get the party started the festive period as it aims to put a smile on your face. 

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Grand Theft Auto VI

Grand Theft Auto VI

Rockstar Games® recently announced that Grand Theft Auto VI is coming to PlayStation® 5 computer entertainment systems and Xbox Series X|S games and entertainment systems in 2025. The game heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet. 

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Adriatique

Adriatique

Next summer, Swiss house and techno duo, Adriatique, will be curating an exclusive open-air show on the grounds of the historic 17th century Tofte Manor. On Saturday 6 July, the pair will take their melodic sound to the rolling Bedfordshire countryside, to unite a hand-picked selection of their favourite artists against the backdrop of Tofte Manor and its labyrinth.

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Musta

Musta

Italian producer Musta debuts on Big Love with ‘Truth’, a rhythmic, funk-laden release. 

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Daniel Wanrooy & JES

Daniel Wanrooy & JES

Across their respective histories, Daniel Wanrooy, JES and ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ have shared a good degree of commonality. Both artists’ careers kicked off within a few years of the series’ launching, and since they’ve supplied it, and its label with many releases. 

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Junction 2 Festival

Junction 2 Festival recently unveiled the first wave of artists for its 2024 edition, as it ventures into a new three-day format to broaden the scope of their musical programming. The festival starts on Friday 26 July 2024, featuring Artbat, CamelPhat, Paul Kalkbrenner Live, and Yotto. Saturday 27 July takes a darker turn with Adam Beyer B2B Amelie Lens and Jeff Mills, plus Jon Hopkins. The eclectic mix continues on Sunday 28 July, with Barry Can't Swim (Live), Honey Dijon, and more. 

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Miss Melera

Miss Melera

Drawing listeners into her realm, Dutch producer Miss Melera delivers an original production titled ‘Jade’. Released as part of the ‘Balance Music 032’ compilation, curated by Spanish artist Henry Saiz ­– it’s out now on Balance Music.

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Flashmob & Marco Lys

Flashmob & Marco Lys
Flashmob & Marco Lys

Two Italian producers Flashmob and Marco Lys collaborate for ‘No Matter’ on DVINE Sounds. The longstanding Flashmob is possibly known for his  sound – digital music with an analogue twist – turning it into a brand through his label and radio show. 

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Xinobi

Xinobi

Super Sapiens is an already-established event series that hosted this summer at Akasha in Ibiza, as well as further afield across Europe, North Africa and the US. The label serves as a platform to uplift new talents and release co-productions with Santiago Garcia, Amine K and many more. 

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