Dim Mak

Dim Mak

Dim Mak recently announced its 14th annual Miami Music Week Party, which they have been part of the Ultra Music Festival week surrounding celebrations since 2009. 

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kiskadee

kiskadee

London-based producer and composer kisakdee recently announced his new EP with the release of lead single ‘Hypna’, a driving, emotional, melodic slice of beat-driven electronica.

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Rezident

Rezident

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’.

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The Second I

The Second I

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.

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Hardwell, Maddix, 4 Strings

Hardwell, Maddix, 4 Strings

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. 

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Creamfields South 2023

Creamfields South 2023

The countdown to festival season is well underway and Creamfields South recently revealed its line up for its return to Hylands Park in Essex on May Bank Holiday weekend. Following its debut last year, the UK dance festival has once again attracted some of the biggest names in electronic music and will host performances from the likes of Calvin Harris (Exclusive), Swedish House Mafia (Exclusive), Tiësto (Exclusive), Eric Prydz, Patrick Topping, Jamie Jones, Carl Cox (Hybrid Live), Ben Hemsley, Camelphat, Fatboy Slim, Joel Corry, Andy C, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Annie Mac, Kölsch, Example, MK, LF System, Gorgon City, Nina Kraviz, Sonny Fodera, Sam Divine and Hannah Laing and more to be announced.  

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Harry Romero

Harry Romero

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. 

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Cat Dealers

Cat Dealers (image from https://www.insomniac.com/music/artists/cat-dealers/)

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.

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Morgan Page x Skylar Grey

Morgan Page x Skylar Grey

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.  

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Fedde Le Grand x Melo.Kids x Mila Falls

Fedde Le Grand x Melo.Kids x Mila Falls

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. 

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Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

A PhD Scholarship in the name of electronic musician and techno DJ Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, has now been unveiled at the University of Huddersfield. Applications for the scholarship, titled The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, are now being taken up until 10 February to start in September 2023. The winning applicant will be selected by the university with guidance from Richie, who will also offer tutorial support throughout the scholarship.

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Leftwing : Kody, James Hurr & I Jah

Leftwing : Kody, James Hurr & I Jah

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. 

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Autograf

Autograf

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’.

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Coone

Coone

It’s time to take it back to 2012 and revisit the track that was 3 Are Legend & Angger Dimas’ ‘Phat Brahms’. Mainstage production was built around the melody from Johannes Brahms’ ‘Hungarian Dance No. 5’ to create possibly one of the definitive tracks of the EDM explosion. 

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FrescoEdits & Ron Carroll

FrescoEdits & Ron Carroll

FrescoEdits makes his Glitterbox Recordings debut with ‘You Will Survive’, a collaboration with Chicago native and house music DJ/producer Ron Carroll. 

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The Chainsmokers & Cheyenne Giles

Adding another chapter to their resume, Grammy® Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers team up with fellow US artist Cheyenne Giles for the single ‘Make Me Feel’. It’s a fresh dive into contemporary house music, as the guys lay down a groove with percussion and spacious sound effects, reminiscing an old-skool ’90s sound with synth stabs and vintage vocal samples. 

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Inox Traxx

Inox Traxx

Inox Traxx returns to the Symbolism label with the ‘Indicators’ EP this month. Her third EP for Ben Sims’ Hardgroove and Symbolism labels since 2021, the EP sees Inox turn in another five tracks of techno that embrace detail and atmosphere that aim to pack a punch. 

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Piero Pirupa & Samuele Scelfo

 Piero Pirupa & Samuele Scelfo

Piero Pirupa & Samuele Scelfo team up for ‘Playin’ Around’ on Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars. Samuele has previously released on the label as well as Hot Creations, Hottrax, and many more, and Piero has also released on the label, in addition to labels such as SPINNIN’ DEEP, Toolroom, and Sola. 

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Dense & Pika

Dense & Pika

Dense & Pika return to Patrick Topping’s Trick label with their latest production ‘Brunt’. Returning following their ‘U, My EP’ in 2022, the pair bring their sound back to the imprint with two tracks. 

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Quivver & Dave Seaman

Quivver & Dave Seaman

John Graham, better known as Quivver, and fellow collaborator Dave Seaman have careers spanning over decades in house music. Each has possibly helped define the trajectory of the culture and continue to build on their reputations.

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Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki

Dim Mak and founder Steve Aoki recently announced the US dates for Aoki’s HiROQUEST: Genesis Tour. This will be his first proper tour since the pandemic halted live shows, and sees support from support Dim Mak artist and friends including Timmy Trumpet, Slushii, 4B B2B JSTJR, Regard, Bok Nero, Callie Reiff, CHYL, Dr. Phunk, Juuku, KAAZE and RemK.

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Paul Sawyer

 Paul Sawyer

Celebrating a landmark anniversary, Paul Sawyer will release 30 Years a DJ on 17 February - a 30 track collection of original productions and remixes from his career. To coincide with the release, he is also set to host a 30 hour radio show on DI.FM, featuring 30 guest DJs including Booka Shade, Paul Oakenfold, Kristina Sky, Dave Seaman and Anthony Pappa.

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ESSEL

ESSEL

Toolroom’s latest release is from Liverpudlian DJ/producer ESSEL, who returns to the label with ‘Lennon’. An artist well versed in the art of production, she has been a firm fixture of the Toolroom family over the past few years. 

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Pig&Dan

Pig&Dan

Longstanding duo Pig&Dan make their DFTD debut with two-track package ‘Better Than The Love I Know / Pull Up To The Bumper’, flexing the pair’s music without boundaries mantra. 

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Markus Homm, Brad Brunner, AG Swifty

Markus Homm, Brad Brunner, AG Swifty

Sublease Music puts out another release, this time handing the floor to Markus Homm, Brad Brunner and AG Swifty. Markus is a veteran of the house and tech scene, and apparently a regular at some of the scene’s foundational venues such as Berghain. His collaborators might have less experience, but bring a whole new flavour to the cooking pot.

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RVDIOVCTIVE Records

RVDIOVCTIVE Records

RVDIOVCTIVE Records round off their debut year with the fourth in their compilation series, collecting 14 new and exclusive tracks from label regulars and newcomers alike, including GAWP & Zander Club, Devon James, Rupert Wall, Alex Amaro and James Ellington.

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Beyond Wonderland

Beyond Wonderland

Insomniac Events recently unveiled the lineup for the twelfth edition of its two-day electronic dance music staple, Beyond Wonderland SoCal. The festival returns to the NOS Events Center on Friday, 24 March and Saturday 25 March with names across dubstep, house, techno, hard dance, and more. 

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Hannah Wants Feat. Clementine Douglas

 Hannah Wants

Apparently one of Defected’s standout releases for 2022, the rise of Hannah Wants’ ‘Cure My Desire’ featuring Clementine Douglas has been big. 

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Moby

Moby

Moby returns with his semi-annual tradition of releasing a new album of ambient compositions, with ‘Ambient 23,’ a 16-track exploration of the weightless form that is ambient, weaving improvised drifting sonics out of his collection of analog gear.

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Oliver Osborne

Oliver Osborne

Oliver Osborne returns to Souta Musik with the single ‘Propaganda’. A slow-burning and sultry affair, the track develops with his stripped back drum work at the centre. A soulful vocal and fluttering synth take turns rearing their head while the unrushed bassline marches on.

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Mask

Berlin-based label Mask records is possibly known for releasing a string of vinyl-only EPs by unnamed producers which have seen the support of artists such as Jimpster, DJ Bone, Ben Sims, Santiago Salazar, Laurent Garnier, Ryan Elliot, Marcel Dettmann, and the Blessed Madonna amongst others. 

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ULTRA Abu Dhabi

ULTRA Abu Dhabi

For the first time in its history, ULTRA Worldwide is heading to the Middle East for ULTRA Abu Dhabi. The music festival brand has active events on all six inhabited continents, including the flagship Ultra Music Festival in Miami. 

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Fingerprint

FIngerprint

Neopolitan techno label Unrilis close out 2022 with a compilation featuring Luigi Madonna, Markantonio, Roberto Capuano and Marco Conte. For more than 15 years, Rino Cerrone’s label has been pushing its rolling brand of techno from the Naples scene that has spawned the likes of Joseph Capriati, Luigi Madonna and Markantonio. 

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Ben Sims & Mark Broom

Ben Sims & Mark Broom

The ‘Circular Motions’ EP features two new tracks from Broom and three from Sims' vaults. Broom opens the EP with ‘Nothing to Do’, a propulsive track that counterpoints its drum track with vocals and a solitary horn stab. Sims opens his account on ‘Circular Motion’ with an updated version of his 2013 limited-release vinyl-only track ‘Unity’, a churning and percussive production with snaking melodies. 

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Void Complet

Following his 'Affirmative EP' earlier this year, London's Void Complet steps up on newly minted Duga Records with the house track  ‘Hey Look I Know’. Marked by chugging drums, vocal loops and a rushy filtered pad throughout, it’s occasionally broken up by whistling polyrhythms before piano stabs take centre stage. 

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Alok, Sigala, Ellie Goulding

Alok, Sigala, Ellie Goulding

Brazil’s DJ Alok releases the new remix package for his latest single ‘All By Myself’ with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and British DJ/producer nSigala. Featuring a string of reworks from Paul Woolford, Moore Kismet, Ilkay Sencan and Jon Vendan, the remixes are out now. Sampling Depeche Mode’s sample ‘Enjoy The Silence’, the remixes follow the unveiling of the official music video which was released in collaboration with hearing loss awareness charity RNID.

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Radio Slave

Radio Slave

Radio Slave recently dropped his new single ‘Don't You Know’ this month on Rekids as part of the ‘House of Rekids’ compilation. On this single he enters house mode, employing vocal snippets, chunky drum hits, and filtered synths to effect across the deep 9-minute track. 

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Noha

Noha

Noha dropped his house two-tracker ‘Blue Desert’ on Panick Panick this month. Born and raised in Rome and now based in Berlin, he is a painter and musician crafting delicate and expressive electronic music, founding the Panick Panick label in 2016. 

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Snowboxx

Snowboxx

Snowboxx is a week of skiing, raving and exploring the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. It takes place at the ‘world’s largest ski area’, where ticket holders can enjoy excellent snow conditions, après at La Folie Douce, brunches, igloo parties, slope-side games and spa sessions during the day, and performances by acts at an open-air arena at night. 

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Shlomi Aber

Shlomi Aber

Shlomi Aber returns to Ovum for the first time since 2013’s 'Slack Tide' with a new three-track EP. Shlomi runs his own Be As One label and is a producer who brings depth and synth craft to techno. From his breakout release, 'Freakside' in 2007 to his album 'Chicago Days/Detroit Nights', the Barcelona-based, Tel Aviv-born artist has released on various labels while laying down three-deck sets around the world. 

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A State of Trance

A State of Trance

A State of Trance ‘firmly believes in loving, dancing and living together under a new sun’, and the 19th instalment of Armin van Buuren’s annual year mix series aims to put that hope for a better future into sound with ‘A State of Trance Year Mix 2022’. The music featured in this brand-new year mix also aims to turn diversity into unity. 

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CASSIMM

CASSIMM

Toolroom drop their final release of 2022 and it’s from Italy’s CASSIMM, who gets his hands on the ‘90s dance music track from Atlantic Ocean ‘Waterfall’. A record originally released back in 1993 that hit the top 20 in the UK charts, #3 in The Netherlands, #9 in Ireland and several others globally, it’s a definite back in the day classic! 

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Bross

Bross

Bross continues to establish a new house-focussed direction for his sound with the release of his new two-track EP ‘Renaissance’, which is out now on Trubadour Records.

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Michael Canitrot

In a tri-continental meeting, French DJ/producer Michael Canitrot returns with an Afro House remix by South African producer and Black Coffee protege Kasango of his latest single 'Take it Back’, which also features American vocalist Armen Paul.

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Moby | José James

Moby / José James

José James and Moby, combine for ‘ache for,’ the latest Always Centered at Night (ACAN) release. This piece of music lands for the winter ahead and is a stripped-back orchestral affair with a deeper lyrical meaning, one that James calls a “powerful meditation on loss, change and evolution." 

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Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren has launched his exclusive, Web3-based community: Armin’s All-Access, or AAA (pronounced “Triple A”). Created to strengthen the connection with his fans, the community is accessible upon purchase of a limited-edition community token – a piece of digital art designed by Dutch designer Rik Oostenbroek – and grants many perks, including (early) access to various forms of exclusive content (eg previews of unreleased music, exclusive DJ sets in audio, exclusive merchandise items), a private, AAA-community-only space within the existing Armin van Buuren Discord channel and direct contact with Armin van Buuren himself.

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Like Mike X Asher Swissa

Like Mike X Asher Swissa

Like Mike is back for his third solo release this year, this time joined by Israeli melodic techno producer Asher Swissa for a progressive house track. The pair incorporate their respective styles to create ‘Awaking’. Blending their sonic profiles, they create a cut that constructs a harmony of two worlds converging into one.

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Group Therapy Weekender

Group Therapy Weekender

Above & Beyond return to The Gorge Amphitheatre on 21-23 July next year for their third Group Therapy Weekender, a three-night camping celebration for their global Anjunafamily of fans. Headlined and curated by Jono, Tony, and Paavo, the event will also feature sets from stars of their Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep labels.

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Dennis Sheperd

Dennis Sheperd

Long before lockdown, Dennis Sheperd was possibly way ahead of the conversational curve, addressing the areas of mindfulness and mental wellbeing through his 2015 album, ‘Fight Your Fear’. Given that six years elapsed between that LP and 2021’s ‘Find The Sunrise’, you could be forgiven for a sense of surprise at the speed with which he’s achieved ‘Sunrise’s follow-up.

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Fedde Le Grande

Fedde Le Grande

Fedde Le Grand makes his return to the release radar with his new track ‘Let The Groove Be’. The latest from the DJ/producer comes off the tail end of a year jam packed with productions. Serving as another addition to his imprint, the track is out now on Darklight Recordings.

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Londam

Londam

The latest Londam EP takes a journey to the darker corner of the dancefloor. Title cut ‘Amsterdub’ sees Riigs & Skenna back together with a slice of driving dub-inspired house. 

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il:lo & Fractures

French electronic duo il:lo have joined forces with Australian vocalist Fractures on their new single “Shifted”, out now on Nettwerk Music Group. The single is their debut vocal collaboration, and the first of a string of new works to look out for in 2023. The track is a melodic house track with Fractures’ vocals weaving emotion through the duration of  the production. The single arrives after a busy 2022 with debut releases on Anjunadeep, Bitbird and Future Classic, and remixes for CloZee, Emancipator and Panama. 

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Eddie Thoneick

Eddie Thoneick

With 2023 is just around corner, Toolroom aim to up their game with one more outing of tech house to send off 2022. Introducing German selector Eddie Thoneick who makes a label debut with his club orientated track ‘Take It Back’. 

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BLR Feat. Robbie Rise

BLR Feat. Robbie Rise

Freshly delivered from possibly one of the Netherlands’ most in-demand producers, ‘Lipstick’ is the latest offering on John Summit’s Off The Grid imprint. 

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Swim the Shine

Swim the Shine

Swim the Shine launches his new record label and audio-visual arts platform Gun Raven, with the ‘Stealth Mode’ EP: a darkly atmospheric, deep techno cut backed up with remixes from Timo Maas.

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Giuseppe Ottaviani

Giuseppe Ottaviani

It was lockdown that provided the initial inspirational gleaming for the non-club-centric nature of ‘Horizons’. Its get-go single was over a year ago though and it now feels like just the first of several inspirations, as opposed to its single guiding principle. To create an album that had a wholly different feel, the methodology of Giuseppe’s studio-craft naturally had to adapt. 

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Brando

Brando

With his vocal tones laid over guitar licks, Brando’s ‘Sunday Monday’ is the follow-up to his and Ninetails’ viral hit ‘Saturday Night’ (a TikTok sample turned summer anthem that apparently averages one million streams per month) and a possible anthem for those who don’t want the weekend to ever end. 

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Toolroom Records

Toolroom Records

As the year comes to a close, Toolroom drop their official 'Best of Toolroom 2022' compilation, showcasing 40 of their hottest records over the past 12 months. In a year where the label went back to its club roots, it’s a selection of music that aims to kickstart your party. 

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Harry Romero

Harry Romero

Harry Romero closes out Bambossa Records’ 2022 with his house single ‘The Brave’, following up Latin-infused summer track ‘Aye Papi’. Tight, electro beats give the track a retro charm as an arpeggiated bassline ebbs and flows throughout, occasionally interrupted by psychedelic synth weirdness. 

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Alan Walker

Alan Walker

Alan Walker has released a bonus track in the form of ‘Ritual’, an extension of his two-part ‘Walkerverse’ album, it’s the final song of the year for the producer. Featuring female vocals, the track’s rhythm and moving mantra lends to its uplifting nature and has apparently become a crowd pleaser during his shows.

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Arkady Antsyrev

Arkady Antsyrev

Deep new music on Sublease courtesy of Arkady Antsyrev. The DJ/producer pulls out the stops for this three-tracker on Steve Bug’s home for deep dancefloor sounds, referencing classic Chicago and New York house sounds while adding his own spin to things.

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Franky Wah

Franky Wah

Franky Wah releases ‘This Is SHÈN’, a new mixtape of 27 unreleased tracks out now via his own label, SHÈN Recordings. Dropping with latest single ‘The Otherside’ – his new collaboration with New Zealand artist Robinson, the mixtape is a 27-track vault of previously unreleased music which has been extensively played out in his sets all year.

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Rebekah

Rebekah

Rebekah returns to her Elements label after outings on Soma, Perc Trax, Mord and more. The Birmingham-born, Berlin-based artist delivers five tracks on her solo release, aiming to demonstrate why she is possibly one of the most in-demand and reliable techno acts on the modern circuit. 

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Ciaran McAuley

Ciaran McAuley

This month sees Ciaran McAuley release his debut long-player. After a dozen years as a recording artist and five since he became a standalone operator, he's released ‘Permission To Exhale’ on Black Hole Recordings.

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Bauarbeiter der Liebe

Bauarbeiter der Liebe

New on Zatar Music, the new label by Phonique, is a three track release by Bauarbeiter der Liebe. The EP kicks off with the title track, ‘Haunted’, a low-slung house groover with a vocal. The track showcases production, merging synths with drums and a warm, melancholic feel. The vocal is delivered in a husky, world-weary tone with honest, crafted lyrics that aim to push this track into the realm of classic.

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Gary Beck

Gary Beck

Gary Beck has featured on some of Techno’s leading imprints, including Drumcode, Cocoon and Saved as well as his own BEK Audio imprint, a label which has hosted the likes of Floorplan, Mark Broom, Slam, DJ Rush, and more. Now arriving on Patrick Topping’s Trick, he drops two tracks this month. 

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Tenzella

Tenzella

Liverpool’s Tenzella steps up for his debut appearance on Ben Sims’ Hardgroove this moth with the six-track ‘Hard Grind’ EP. While the rhythmic intensity of the tracks are drivingly present throughout, each track on the EP brings a distinct direction. 

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Goldfish Feat. Xavier Rudd

Goldfish |  Xavier Rudd

GoldFish are possibly known for their upbeat, live instrumentation-infused music and their latest offering on Armada Music – made in tandem with Australian artist Xavier Rudd – is of the same disposition. After connecting with the fellow multi-instrumentalist over a mutual love for music and surfing, the South African duo built on Xavier’s 2021 single ‘We Deserve To Dream’ and turned it into this latest version.

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The Crystal Winter

Smash The House | The Crystal Winter

When it comes to winter albums, Belgian imprint Smash The House has apparently already begun to forge a reputation for delivering year-end releases. Following 2020’s Christmas special, the label has unveiled its 2022 album release, The Crystal Winter, featuring 31 of the scene’s artists. Across 22 tracks, the album possibly includes some of the most prominent artists from the world of dance music, such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Brennan Heart, MATTN, Blasterjaxx, Tujamo, VIZE, Dr Phunk, Bassjackers and Timmy Trumpet. 

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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Following the apparent success of the first edition of ‘On the Waterfront’, plans were recently announced for its return in 2023, kicking off the summer season for another series of shows and live performances, with the first phase headliners featuring some of Liverpool’s homegrown talent. First up on Friday 30 June is Jamie Webster who has gone from a modern-day local folk hero to an established solo artist in his own right.

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Riverside Festival

Riverside Festival

Following on from 2022’s three-day Jubilee weekender, Riverside Festival will celebrate its milestone 10th edition on 3 and 4 June 2023, with Mall Grab, Patrick Topping, SHERELLE, Slam, Héctor Oaks, Paula Temple, Patrick Mason and Avalon Emerson among the first names announced.

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Honey Dijon

Honey Dijon

In line with the release of her sophomore album ‘Black Girl Magic’, Honey Dijon delivers the official music video for one of the album tracks ‘It’s Quiet Now’ featuring Dope Earth Alien. Directed by LA-based vocalist, songwriter and visual artist Cor.ece and featuring Clare Richè and Brandon Lucas as the leading roles, the video aims to demonstrate Honey’s impact as a multi-disciplinary artist across the project.

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Franky Nuts

Franky Nuts

Franky Nuts is back for his fourth Circus Records EP as he releases ‘Choose One’ on the label. Apparently few producers get the label’s attitude like Franky, with his melodic and bouncy bass music and studio know-how. 2022 is the year they aim to bring back that spirit with this release.

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Siskin

SIskin

As artists in their own right, Sue McLaren and Suzanne Chesterton have covered a good deal of stylistic ground. However, as Siskin, they’ve shaped, focused and honed that into their artistic quintessence, doing it all in a little over 12 months and, as of today, seven singles as they sign off their ‘Seratonin EP’ with ‘Always You’.

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Michael Gray feat. Brother Basil & Tatiana Owens

Michael Gray feat. Brother Basil & Tatiana Owens

A possible mainstay of British nightlife, Full Intention’s Michael Gray is back with a new release on Glitterbox that celebrates all things classic - ‘In My World’.

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Yves Tomas

Yves Tomas

Yves Tomas recently announced the Interlink label with new single, ‘Collect Call (Wot)'. Arriving ahead of a full EP in December, the track is a statement of intent for Yves as he readies the new imprint as a home for genres that have influenced him over the years. 

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Jwalker

Jwalker

Jwalker drops his Nervous Records debut ‘Lonely Fans’ this month. The track features warm chords, sub-frequencies and softly sung vocal snippets as bubbling percussion’s in the background as drums punch through the mix, coalescing into a groove-led house track aimed at peak-time and the after-hours. 

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Jon Cutler Featuring E-Man (Kyri Markou Remix)

Jon Cutler Featuring E-Man (Kyri Markou Remix)

A classic from Defected’s catalogue, ‘It’s Yours’ by Brooklyn’s Jon Cutler gets the Big Love treatment from Ibiza regular Kyri Markou. Twenty years after the original became a dancefloor staple, this remix takes the jazzy sensibilities of Cutler’s original and ups the tempo, reimagining the bassline to achieve new levels of groove. 

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Chris Avantgarde & Kevin De Vries

Chris Avantgarde & Kevin De Vries

Chris Avantgarde and Kevin De Vries have linked for the first time to deliver the track ‘Mind Control’. The release marks Avantgarde’s maiden appearance on Drumcode, while this is De Vries’ second following up ‘Eternity’ on A-Sides Vol.5 way back in 2016. 

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Sunny Lax

The next chapter of Sunny Lax's career begins with his 'Emerald EP', which is out now on Anjunabeats. Levente Márton, aka Sunny Lax, has been part of the label’s family since ‘P.U.M.A. / Cassiopeia' in 2006. Above & Beyond played ‘P.U.M.A.’ four times in a row on their Trance Around The World radio show, and Armin van Buuren subsequently made ‘P.U.M.A.’ the Record Of The Week and featured it on his ASOT Year-mix Album in 2005. 

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Floating Points

Floating Points

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has released new single ‘Someone Close, which is out now on Ninja Tune. Shepherd also announced that the track will be released on vinyl alongside the three other new tracks he's shared this year: ‘Grammar’, ‘Vocoder’ and ‘Problems’. All four will be available on limited vinyl for the first time on 16 December.

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HUGEL x BLOND:ISH x Nfasis

 HUGEL x BLOND:ISH x Nfasis

Following on from a run of individual releases, HUGEL and BLOND:ISH join forces with reggaeton artist Nfasis to release ‘Tra Tra’, a track which has apparently been popular on dancefloors from Circoloco to EXIT Festival all summer.

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Huxley

Huxley

Toolroom Records welcome UK DJ/producer Huxley, who has recently dropped his latest production ‘All I Need’. Probably a man on a mission in 2022, he has already released a string of deep dancefloor tracks on Ultra Music, Undisputed Records and Toolroom with his last release ‘Waiting’, a cut inspired by the nostalgic era of ‘90s rave culture which dropped on the label back in February. 

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Trutopia & Greta Levska

 Trutopia & Greta Levska

Trutopia team up with Greta Levska on the atmospheric, acid-inflected broken-beat cut ‘Lights Off’. The brothers deliver a mix of classic, deep, electro house that has been championed by Pete Tong, Jaguar and more on BBC Radio 1, while Mixmag are apparently huge fans, saying: “it’s inevitable that they are destined for big things.

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Parx Feat. Aya Anne

Indie label Perfect Havoc see producer Parx and vocalist, Aya Anne, come together on the brand new single ‘Touch’. A pop-tinged late-night club track, the track has piano and deep kick production highlighted with the vocals from Aya. 

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Rank 1

Rank 1

The end of last month saw Rank 1 release a remastered edition of their album ’Symsonic’ and a remastered edition of the ‘Live at Trance Energy 2002’ set. They only ever made one album and to mark the 20th anniversary of its release, across streaming, download and - for the first time - vinyl, the duo released the definitive version of the album, which features all the original versions of its tracks. 

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Moby & Akemi Fox

Moby & Akemi Fox

For the latest release on Moby’s new label, Always Centered at Night, the label pays homage to possibly trip-hop’s most formative era with the new single from Moby and Akemi Fox entitled ‘Fall Back’. One of Manchester’s alternative R&B artists, Akemi channels the golden voices of Tricky protégé Martina Topley Bird and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards on a song that aims to grab the soul.   

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Elisa Bee

Elisa Bee

Previously appearing on Ben Sims’ Hardgroove and Symbolism labels, Truncate, Unknown To The Unknown and more, Elisa Bee has played at clubs such as Berlin’s Tresor, Air in Japan, and many more since her debut release in 2012. Now readying her first vinyl EP for Posthuman’s Balkan Vinyl imprint, the Italian DJ/producer brings three original tracks backed with a remix from UK producer Neville Watson. 

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Michael Canitrot

Michael Canitrot

On Saturday 29 October, French electronic music DJ/producer Michael Canitrot brought his Monumental Tour to Lisbon for the first ever international show to celebrate the closing of the France-Portugal 2022 Cultural Season. Taking place at the Praça do Município, Michael took over the City Hall with a light show and a live set for an audio-visual experience. 

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Moist Briefs

Moist Briefs

Moist Briefs is a New York-based producer, DJ, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Having played at some of the city's most nightclubs and radio shows, such as The Lot Radio, Mood Ring, Rash, Jupiter Disco, and Half Moon BK, as well as releasing a string of self-released singles and EPs, he now arrives on toucan sounds with the ‘Orbiter’ EP. 

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J. Worra feat. Nathan Nicholson

J. Worra feat. Nathan Nicholson

D4 D4NCE and Insomniac Records recently launched their collaborative venture with J. Worra’s ‘Lightning To Strike’, an artist with an apparent solid reputation on both imprints. 

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Ustrell

Ustrell

A clave rhythm introduces the title track and establishes a relaxing mood for the suitably named ‘Real and Chill’ EP. Each subsequent version offers different energies traversing a range of house music styles, with love aiming to be the overarching and dominating spirit.

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Tobtok x Adam Griffin

Swedish artist Tobtok drops new single ‘Overnight’ together with Perfect Havoc label boss and producer Adam Griffin. Out now via Tobtok’s long-time label home Perfect Havoc, this new release showcases the duo’s feel for pop hooks and multi-instrumental production. 

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ASA 808 feat. DAEDE

ASA 808

Aiming to push the boundaries of techno, house and bass elements, ASA 808 has possibly made their name by combining classical instruments with analogue synths and drum machines. On new single ‘Love No Matter What’ they have teamed up with fellow Berlin artist DAEDE for a club cut that combines elements of house, electronica and indie dance.

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Olive T

Olive T

Olive T presents her third EP ‘Maintaining’, which happens to be the first EP project to be released on LA-based label SOS Music, an imprint championing female and gender minority producers worldwide. She is no stranger to the scene, having been immersed in the NYC electronic world for over a decade as a performer, producer, and DJ. 

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BRAVER

BRAVER

Copenhagen’s Mads Lerager, aka BRAVER, is apparently a staple of the Danish capital and has been active in the city’s party scene since 1996, now a part of the Sunday party series and collective Love.Rave. 

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Max Dean Ft. Mr. V

Max Dean Ft. Mr. V

Max Dean and Mr. V drop ‘The Future Looks Bright’ for the 150th release on Repopulate Mars this month. The track has apparently been on heavy rotation all summer, with plays from Michael Bibi, John Summit, Hot Since 82, East End Dubs, Andrea Oliva, Nic Fanciulli, and Lee Foss all contributing to an interest that’s been ‘lighting up online Track ID forums’. 

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Inox Traxx

Inox Traxx

After dropping ‘House of Wax’ on Ben Sims’ Symbolism in 2021, Inox Traxx jumps across to sister-label Hardgroove to deliver the five-track ‘Snap Into My Sonic’ EP this month. 

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The Beams

The Beams venue recently opened with a music programme that was put together by Broadwick Live in partnership with LWE, two London promoters and musical curators. Michael Bibi hosted the season opener on 1 October, presenting his new ELOVATE club night with special guest Hot Since 82.

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Future Utopia

Future Utopia

Fraser T Smith releases the next single under his Future Utopia moniker. Sampling Queen Latifah’s 1989 track ‘Dance For Me’, ‘Queen L’ is out now via 70Hz Recordings. Born out of a love and admiration for US hip-hop royalty from Run DMC to Public Enemy, Queen Latifah and more, whilst also signalling electronic influences including New Order, the track is the latest offering from his eclectic Future Utopia project. 

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