John Digweed

John Digweed

John Digweed's 'Transitions' show recently reached its 900th episode with an exclusive two-hour mix from the British artist. The show has apparently grown to be one of the ‘world's most successful dance music shows, broadcasting across 45 countries to a weekly audience of over 12 million listeners’. His two-hour mix is available now via his Mixcloud page, with an exclusive five-hour mix on offer for Mixcloud Select subscribers.

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Roland Leesker

Roland Leesker

Get Physical Music welcomes back Roland Leesker for one of his new singles, this time with a remix from Alinka. Leesker's contributions to the label work well and in recent times he has collaborated with Roland Clark on ‘WTF!’ and served up a cover of ‘Crazy’ as well as co-producing 'No Way Out' with Neil Barber at Hot Kitchen Studios in Berlin back in September. 

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Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond

On Monday, 13 December at 5pm ET / 10pm GMT, Above & Beyond will be playing live from Piedra del Peñol in Guatape, Colombia. The show is produced and broadcasted live by Cercle, in collaboration with ProColumbia and Medellin Travel. The group’s performance marks Cercle’s first show in Colombia, with the first concert on top of the Piedra del Peñol in the Andes Mountains. 

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EdOne

EdOne

Spanish DJ/producer EdOne, is possibly one of the most authentic rising talents on the underground circuit, championing his techno sound that is both progressive and yet familiar. Making his Bedrock debut in January of 2021 with his ‘Cramp’ EP, he now returns to the imprint with another three-tracker. 

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Connect Festival

Connect Festival

DF Concerts & Events recently announced a new addition to the festival calendar - Connect, which will take place between 26-28 August 2022. The festival is an entirely new experience but aims to retain many of the qualities of its namesake from 2007 and 2008.

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Donna Allen

Donna Allen

Donna Allen’s 1999 track ‘He Is The Joy’ returns to Soulfuric Recordings with another brand-new remix package giving the track room to land on modern dancefloors. 

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Glitterbox Jams

Glitterbox Jams

Returning for Volume 5 of the series, ‘Glitterbox Jams’ is back with another delivery of dancefloor tracks, aiming to become an essential package for all discerning selectors. 

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Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren

Whether through his productions, live sets or weekly A State Of Trance radio show, Armin van Buuren is possibly known as someone who aims to amplify the magic of the moment whenever it’s needed. Now the Dutchman has just launched a ‘feel-good’ Christmas commercial starring himself and his own freshly designed Christmas sweater.

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Luttrell

Luttrell

Luttrell releases his third album, ‘Music For My Memories’, a brand new interpretation of his trilogy of ‘Memories’ EPs, blended into a continuous mix featuring singles ‘Just A Dream’, ‘More Than Human’ and ‘Operation Midnight’. Following the success of each installment, which collectively gained over four million streams and received support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Sian Eleri and Ana Matronic, the mixed album will be available digitally along with a limited run of A3 prints via the Anjunastore on 3 December. 

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Cosmic Gate

Cosmic Gate

The summer of ‘21 saw the release of their album ‘MOSAIIK Chapter One’, which saw Cosmic Gate release the singles ‘Nothing To Hide’, ‘Blame’ and ‘Vertigo’. Now, January 2022 sees the duo take the album on its first official tour. Bridging the gap between the two ‘Chapters’, its creators will personally deliver the music from the albums to audiences across the States.

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Guy Gerber Feat. Albertina

Guy Gerber | Albertina

Returning to his Rumors imprint following the recently released ‘Rainchecks In Montreal’ in April, Guy Gerber delivers ‘Bocat’, a two-track EP. Teaming up with singer/songwriter Albertina for the title track, the duo combines guitar licks, percussion, and synth lines with Albertina’s vocals. 

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Niiko x SWAE

Niiko x SWAE

The recent string of releases of Armada Music regulars Niiko x SWAE finds the LA duo’s sound with possible crossover potential, and their latest vocal piece, ‘Typical Love’, is an example of that. Pushing the instrumental into the back seat to let its lyrical message take centre stage, the track is a pop/club track that aims to tell an insightful story. 

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Amine Edge & Dance x Yungness & Jaminn Feat. Yazmin Manassib

Amine Edge & Dance

Previously collaborating on 2019’s ‘Nosey Parker EP’ on Desolat, Southern France’s Amine Edge & Dance and Marseille-based Yungness & Jammin join forces again to deliver ‘Good Vibration’ for CUFF, featuring vocals from London’s Yazmin Manassib. 

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Toolroom Vaults

As the year draws to a close, Toolroom Trax just has time to release one more album. ‘Toolroom Vaults Vol. 3’ features some of the ‘best-kept secret weapons’ from the label’s catalogue. 

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ÅNDfØLK

ÅNDfØLK

ÅNDfØLK continue to build their music catalogue with new single ‘Magnetic’: a deep, uplifting, melodic house cut. Operating anonymously and letting their music speak for itself, they are a production outfit making house music that paints an otherworldly picture while aiming to remain rooted in club and dancefloor culture. Their music explores deep, organic house sounds with a strong focus on melody and atmosphere. 

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James Carter

James Carter

Following on from ‘Hands In The Fire’ and his very recent release ‘Heaven’, James Carter returns with ‘It Could Have Been You’, out now on FFRR. The track is piece of pop dance meets deep house, with bass, vocals, squelchy synths and is aimed to make you feel good. 

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Elian Dust

Elian Dust

Elian Dust heads to Enchant Audio this month to drop his latest EP, ‘So Real’. Austria’s Elian aims to prove that 2021 could be his best year yet with releases via Toolroom, Kittball, and Under No Illusion gaining support from Fatboy Slim, Claptone, Mark Knight, Martin Ikin and Eli Brown. 

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Leo Janerio

Leo Janerio

The Cocada label's Leo Janeiro serves up his own new EP with remixes from fellow Brazilians Vini Pistori and Stanccione. Leo is the Brazilian who runs things behind the scenes with Get Physical Music's Latin America-focussed sub-label. 

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Moe Taha

Moe Taha

Motor City resident Moe Taha continues with his newly launched A&M Music label with a third EP of the year. Taha is adept at grooves and disco infusions that aim to offer musical escapism drenched in soul. The lifelong turntablist is the latest in a long line of artists from Detroit who has his own musical personality. 

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Booka Shade

Booka Shade

Booka Shade recently dropped final single ‘Caprice’ from their forthcoming album as they return to the States for a 2021 tour. In a period in which global touring ceased across the globe, the Blaufield Music bosses remained hard at work in the studio, releasing original material and collaborations whilst readying fresh projects. 

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Matoma

Matoma

DJ/producer Matoma teams up with friend and videographer, Toby Froystad, to teach him how to make a music track via an eight part online music production series called ‘Teaching Toby’ - a comprehensive guide on how to create a track from scratch. 

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Pure Trance

Solarstone

If ever there was a moment for Pure Trance to take a year off, it has to have been the least dancefloor-friendly one of the last century. By the same token though, if there was a 365 for it to return… So it is then that - on the cusp of hitting double-digits - the mix-comp series spawned by Solarstone (Richard Mowatt)’s grassroots movement returns in 2021. 

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Bedrock Records

Bedrock Records

Bedrock Records recently announced the release of an upcoming album compilation that will feature four individual studio-length albums from label artists Quivver, Captain Mustache, Satoshi Fumi, and Lopezhouse. Staying true to the 'Quattro' theme created in his past two compilation album releases, John Digweed decided to shift the limelight towards some of the most promising producers from his imprint. 

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Qrion

Qrion

Japanese DJ/ producer Qrion recently released her debut album ‘I Hope It Lasts Forever’, which is out now on all available platforms via Anjunadeep. The album arrives after the release of three singles; ‘Your Love’, ‘11-11’, and ‘Proud’, all of which have been played by radio DJs such as Pete Tong, Danny Howard, and Jason Bentley, as well as other DJs like Diplo, Mall Grab, Porter Robinson, Lane 8, Anna Lunoe, Solomun and Todd Edwards. 

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WaterBear | Toolroom Records

WaterBear | Toolroom Records

WaterBear and Toolroom Records recently announced the world’s first degree course run in partnership with a record label. The BA (Hons) Electronic Music & Business (Toolroom Academy) enables musicians to learn from inside the electronic music industry. This is a unique programme and an opportunity to get industry access and mentorship from a known dance music label.

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing

Manchester's Animal Crossing recently announced a return to The Showroom on 27 November - a disused car showroom custom renovated into a party place - with this instalment featuring a bespoke ‘70s motel and a 360° set design to accompany the showroom theme.

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Behind The Beats

Behind The Beats | Armada Music

Armada Music have launch its own podcast series ‘Behind The Beats’. Deep-diving into the memoirs of an array of industry people, the series has its guests providing answers to a range of questions such as why they ventured into the world of music, what their place in the music industry is and how they managed to gain their share of success. 

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Sllash & Doppe

Sllash & Doppe

Toolroom Trax has officially reached its 200th release with Sllash & Doppe dropping ‘African Vibe’. The duo are apparently veterans when it comes to dropping banging house tunes, from records such as ‘Aguella’ to remixing Mark Knight & D. Ramirez’s ‘Colombian Soul’. The Romanian duo have a vibe with their sound, opting for more natural, real world sonics mixed with their tech house grooves. 

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Blaze Feat. Palmer Brown

Blaze Feat. Palmer Brown

West London’s Slip 'n' Slide was one of the UK’s original house imprints. Starting in 1994 with early releases from artists such as Blaze, X-Press 2, Masters At Work and Kings Of Tomorrow, they possibly set the benchmark for house music in the UK. 

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Auguste

Auguste

Following a string of electronic tracks, Parisian producer Auguste returns to Swiss imprint Sirup Music with new single ‘Nambi’ – out now on all streaming platforms. Calling upon an array of African elements, he crafts a gentle soundscape, with warmth and positivity across its duration. 

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Pavel Khvaleev

Pavel Khvaleev

“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!”

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Miguel Migs

Miguel Migs

Coming from his latest LP ‘Shaping Visions’ which featured 13 mid-tempo tracks, Miguel Migs now presents a fresh take on ’Midnight Memories’ with an all-new remix package out on Soulfuric Deep. 

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Sonny Fodera

Sonny Fodera

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. 

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Borgore

Borgore

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’.

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Eco

Eco

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. 

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Spiller

Spiller

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. 

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Masaje

Masaje

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. 

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Omer Bar & Omri Guetta

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 talent. 

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Moderat | Sonar

Moderat | Sonar

Following a hiatus of four 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. 

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Versus

Versus

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. 

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Bernardo Campos

Bernardo Campos

DJ/producer and Underdogs collective member Bernardo Campos returns to the Brazilian label for a solo release that comes with a remix by Detroit's Rick Wade. Rio de Janeiro's Campos is one half of the boogie-disco-funk duo Nu Azeite alongside Fabio Santanna. This year, they released an album on Get Physical's sister imprint Cocada Music that was full of Latin American grooves. 

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Monobox

Monobox

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.  

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Radio Slave

Radio Slave

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 Matt Edwards’ work. 

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Eli & Fur

Eli & Fur

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).

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Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa

Above & Beyone and Justine Suissa

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. Group Therapy 450 was the group’s first headline show in over a year, with the band performing to 10,000 fans in person, plus more online. Both sets have been uploaded to YouTube, racking up nearly a million views in less than a month. 

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Alok & John Legend | Joel Corry

Alok & John Legend | Joel Corry

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. 

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Hedkandi

Hedkandi

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.

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Danny Howard

Danny Howard

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. 

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Amsterdam Dance Event

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.

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Sondela

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. 

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Alan Fitzpatrick & High Contrast

Alan Fitzpatrick & High Contrast

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.

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John 00 Fleming & Fuenka

 John 00 Fleming & Fuenka

Standing 17 minutes tall, ‘Corruption’ is the third ‘Chapter’ from John 00 Fleming’s album-prefacing run of 2021 singles. Following its ‘Explorer’ introducer and ‘The Finding’, the track suggests all’s not quite as rosy as first appeared. For the track, John’s been joined by JOOF Recordings cohorts Fuenka.

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Nervous Records

Nervous Records

US label Nervous Records celebrates 30 years with a national broadcast on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution of 30 mixes by 30 of the imprints DJs. The broadcast will stream live across the North American continent from today until 11 October.  

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Toolroom

Toolroom Records

After a long break from the dancefloor, Toolroom Live returns with shows at Ministry Of Sound, London and Motion in Bristol. Celebrating the return, the label presents a brand-new album, ‘Club Rave Dance’, featuring 50 club tracks aimed directly for the dancefloor. 

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Like Mike

Like Mike

Like Mike recently surprised with the release announcement of his debut album, ‘Pain, Love, & What Comes After’. The album is a collection of songs that were written over the past decade, describing different chapters of his life as an artist touring the globe: the ups, the downs, and everything in between leading up to the moment the world shut down. 

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Activa

Activa

Arriving a full decade after his last LP (2011’s ‘To The Point’), ‘Origins’, which is out now, is the third album from UK artist Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. The albums origin story is a relatively straightforward one. 

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Creamfields

Creamfields

cinch presents Creamfields 2022 has sold out, making next year’s 25 year anniversary festival the fastest selling Creamfields on record. After a big return in August, which saw a sell-out crowd of 70,000 electronic music fans come together to see performances from the likes of David Guetta, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Nina Kraviz, Bicep Live and The Chemical Brothers to name a few, festival-goers obviously can’t wait to get back to the fields for another instalment.

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kryptogram

kryptogram

Following a release on Eats Everything’s Edible, Chicago-based producer kryptogram lands on Undisputed Music with the disco stylings of 'Woman Like You'. Emigrating to the US from war-torn Serbia in the early-2000s, kryptogram dove into electronic production at 15, discovering his love for house music. 

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Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event

With the rescheduling of an expected 350+ planned events, Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 is gearing up for its return to physical form in just two weeks. As a result of the recently announced Covid restrictions by the Dutch government, the ADE team has worked together with the Amsterdam municipality, club owners and festival organisers to help enable the city's electronic music scene to host festival events during the day. 

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Nicole Moudaber | In The Mood

Nicole Moudaber | In The Mood
Nicole Moudaber | In The Mood

After her recent event in LA, techno artist Nicole Moudaber is set to bring her party brand to New York’s Avant Gardner for an edition of ‘In The Mood’. Taking place on 12 November in the Great Hall, the event will combine fashion and art with interactive visual content and a line up of techno artists. 

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Cream Classical

Cream Classical

Following the success of their recent shows, Cream announced the return of ‘On The Waterfront’, featuring a series of shows returning to  Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head in 2022. The first shows to be announced will see Cream Classical return with the Kaleidoscope Orchestra, singers and performers curated by electronic duo K-Klass, who join together for two shows to mark Cream’s 30th anniversary on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, with more shows and acts to be announced in the coming months.

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ATFC & Gene Farris

ATFC & Gene Farris

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.

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BT

BT

‘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. 

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Dennis Ferrer & Disciples With James Yuill

Dennis Ferrer & Disciples With James Yuill

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. 

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House Of Cheetah

House Of Cheetah

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. 

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Clyde P

Clyde P

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. 

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Arado

Arado

This month, Cologne-native Arado heads to Humatron Records as he drops two cuts via the ‘Acid Emotions’ EP. Arado has 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. 

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Booka Shade

Booka Shade

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. 

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Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren

Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren

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.

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DJ Meme

DJ Meme

In the late-2000s Soulfuric presented Brazilian DJ Meme's cover of the classic track ‘Any Love’ by Rufus & Chaka Khan, with soaring vocals from Paris-based Australian singer Rachel Claudio. 

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Trance Wax | Skream

 Trance Wax | Skream

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.

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The Loft | Animal Crossing

The Loft | Animal Crossing

The Loft, a converted two story industrial unit situated on the outskirts of Manchester and run by local promoters Animal Crossing, recently announced new line-ups and a custom fitted Funktion- One sound system for their second phase of shows. 

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AIAIAI

AIAIAI

AIAIAI aims to push boundaries acoustically and further its commitment to sustainability with the release of two new Bluetooth modular headphones in its Move series. TMA-2 Move Wireless & TMA-2 Move XE Wireless utilise a decade of development from the award-winning TMA-2 headphones into a wireless product designed for music enthusiasts. 

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Modify

Modify

Conceived and designed by electronic music producer/DJ, Josh Gabriel (one-half of GRAMMY-nominated electronic music act Gabriel & Dresden), Modify Is a new kind of music app that allows anyone to remix in real-time music created by your favourite dance music artists. Simply by using your fingers on the touch screen of a phone, you decide how the music should sound. 

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Sterling Void Feat. Sara

Sterling Void | Sara

Sterling Void is an original Chicago DJ who has been producing and releasing tracks since the late-80s. Recently, he dropped a brand-new release, ‘Over You’, on the recently re-launched house label DJ International, taken from their forthcoming ‘Jackmaster 7’ compilation which is set for release on 24 September. 

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The Warehouse Project

The Warehouse Project

With just days to go before the doors open to the WHP21 season, six new shows are revealed for the bill including line-ups in full for elrow and Bicep’s Sunday show. Also announced are the Chemical Brothers, described by Pitchfork as the shapeshifters of “psychedelic sensory overload with riotous club bangers”, who’ll make their debut DJ appearance in Depot’s halls.

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ADE

ADE

ADE Festival will continue to take place as planned from 13-17 October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00.

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In Search Of Sunrise

In Search Of Sunrise

For its 2021 outing, ‘In Search Of Sunrise’’s gatekeepers’ Black Hole Recordings have been thorough in their selection of the 17th edition’s mixers. One shoe-in is Markus Schulz, here helming his fourth mix, and again bringing it with new material - both from his own and others’ hands. 

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Qrion

Qrion

Japanese-American producer Qrion recently announced her debut album ‘I Hope It Lasts Forever’, out 29 October on Anjunadeep. The album announcement comes alongside the release of the first single ‘Your Love’, which is out now. Qrion, real name Momiji Tsukada, wrote the album primarily during the lockdown in San Francisco and it invokes the emotions she felt during her adventurous move from hometown Sapporo to the city, paying homage to the memories of her childhood and her father. 

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Toolroom

Toolroom

Next up on Toolroom Trax, it’s Volume 2 of the Toolroom Academy showcase – ‘Leaders Of The New School 2021’. Returning for its second iteration, the album shines the spotlight onto some of the apparent successors from the Toolroom Academy, providing an opportunity to showcase both the brand-new and possible emerging talents.

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Quivver

Quivver

Quivver has apparently been a firm favourite for John Digweed’s Bedrock Records since his first release, ‘Yeah Yeah’ over a decade ago. Now with an arsenal of lockdown creations, the British artist recently announced a montage of ten brand new compositions, which together, will form the ‘Revelate’ LP, to be released on 15 October. The forthcoming body of work will mark his third studio album to date and his first long player contribution to Digweed’s label. 

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Sailor & I

Sailor & I

'Thinking About You' from Sailor & I's ‘Diving For Lost Treasure’ gets a remix by Berlin’s Radio Slave featuring Thomas Gandey. The debut album from the Swedish singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is a fusion of indie songwriting and electronic production. 

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Terr

Terr

Following recent appearances on Permanent Vacation, Mute and Correspondant, Terr makes a return to Phantasy with new single, ‘Wings of Time’. Marking her third appearance on the label, and her first since 2019, the track is complimented by a remix from Tornado Wallace. 

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musclecars | Ron Trent

Ron Trent | musclecars

Chicago’s Ron Trent takes on ‘Shelter (Building It, Still)’ by the NYC duo musclecars, landing on their own Coloring Lessons Records imprint this month. The twosome, composed of Craig Handfield and Brandon Weems, are part of NYC’s house scene and beyond, through their party-turned-label Coloring Lessons, sets on The Lot Radio and their productions. 

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Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Shortly after releasing ‘Amanzi’ (with Heavy-L and Just Bheki) as the first single off their upcoming debut album, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano drop their latest production ‘Without Ya’ featuring Olivia Sebastianelli.

 

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Eldon

Eldon

Liverpool’s Eldon debuts on Jamie Jones’ Hottrax with ‘NYC Girl’ this month. Having previously appeared on Sola, Arcane Music, Four Thirty Two, and more, the UK-based DJ/producer arrives on the label for the first time, delivering two deep house cuts. 

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The Deepshakerz

The Deepshakerz

Italian duo The Deepshakerz release their ‘Twitch’ EP on Kittball this month. Domy Berardino and Mirco Sonatore, aka The Deepshakerz, are two multi-faceted artists with material that has previously been released on labels such as Defected, Snatch!, VIVa MUSiC, Toolroom, and more. 

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Cedric Gervais & Tom Staar

Cedric Gervais | Tom Staar

Cedric Gervais and Tom Staar have already released ‘Playing Games’ back in February, and now their new track together, ‘Tag Your Sponsor, is out on Gervais’ Delectra Records via Armada Music. It’s a club-tailored cut with beats, kick drums and lyrics about glamorous influencer lifestyles.

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Korky Buchek

Korky Buchek

Australian duo Korky Buchek are back with their second single of the year, ‘Katt Williams.’ The house track is built around audio of the comedian Katt Williams, as they aim to create whatever they want without following the rules of music creation.

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Saint Punk & MXMS

Saint Punk | MXMS

Saint Punk has been playing his grunge house sound for quite some time now, but that doesn’t mean he shies away from exploring new sides to his productions. ‘Ghost Blood’ sees him collaborate with American pair MXMS and deliver a track that aims to set the bar high for all other tracks featured on his forthcoming album project.

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David Solomon Feat. SMBDY

 David Solomon | SMBDY

DJ/producer David Solomon teams up with writing and production team SMBDY for the track ‘Dreaming’. Crafted with upbeat dance-pop production and vocals possibly reminiscent of Coldplay, the track arrives on the back of his and GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder’s early-summer track ‘Learn To Love Me’ and Solomon’s first original production of 2021, ‘Cross Your Mind’.

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Activa

Activa

When it comes to rolling out the single hardware ahead of his third artist album (due October), Rob Stevenson’s not been shy. The ‘Origins’ LP has already given tracks like ‘Polestar’ and vocal pieces including the Shannon Hurley-sung ‘Return To Life’ and Shelley Segal’s turn on ‘Fall In’. 

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Hans Göran

Hans Göran

Lucas Nord has done well this summer with his brand new house-leaning alias, Hans Göran, sharing five tracks with the Nordic sun as his direct inspiration. Starting as merely a dream to share the music he created in his free time, the project has taken on a life of its own, building up streams across platforms, and landing on the ‘Friday Cratediggers’ playlist on Spotify. 

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Miguel Migs Feat. Andy Allo

First unveiled on Miguel Migs’ LP ‘Shaping Visions’, Sandy Rivera and Migs revisit the cut from the album ‘Sensations’ for the second part of their remix offering. 

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Mark Knight feat. Damon Trueitt

Mark Knight | Damon Trueitt | GUZ

Coming off the back of his debut album ‘Untold Business’ at the end of June, Mark Knight has apparently fully embraced the return of live music. With a list of tour dates stretching up until the end of the year, he has decided to bring his soulful house sound even deeper into the club world with this remix of ‘You Saw Me’, featuring UK Garage artist Damon Trueitt. 

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Joshua James

Joshua James

A figure amid London’s queer club continuum, Joshua James follows up a trilogy of releases on Phantasy with a swerve into techno with ‘Amber Rush’, complete with a remix by close friend and Phantasy label mate, Daniel Avery. 

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Force Mass Motion

Force Mass Motion

UK rave/hardcore/breaks artist Force Mass Motion drops a breakbeat cut entitled ‘Hung Drawn & Slaughtered’ via his eponymous label. Force Mass Motion, aka Mike Wells, was apparently instrumental in many of the UK’s nascent scenes, notably of the UK rave, hardcore and the early-00s nu-skool breaks movement. 

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Cinthie

Frankie Knuckles’ sound possibly inspired a movement of love across dancefloors in Chicago and beyond. In retrospect of a career that spanned over four decades, there are moments that were probably pivotal to the movement of house music and changed the course of dance music. Frankie’s 1991 studio album ‘Beyond The Mix’ on Virgin Records, featured one track that would likely remain in the hearts and minds of generations to come.

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Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa

Above & Beyond | Justine Suissa

Above & Beyond and long-time collaborator Justine Suissa share their first joint effort in over four years, ‘Almost Home’. The release is the group’s first club track of 2021, arriving just in time for their Group Therapy 450 milestone show at The Drumsheds in London this September. ABGT450 is their first headline show in over a year and will see the trio perform to an audience of more than 10,000 fans. 

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Dino Saints

Dino Saints

Italian Dino Saints returns to Contact Music with his latest two-track house affair ‘My Soul'. Dino has had releases on Roush, Moan, and Contact Music and has gained support from DJs including Jamie Jones, Paco Osuna, Dennis Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers and Richie Hawtin. 

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