Mike Dunn returns to NYC label Nu Groove with three originals that bring together disparate influences from his encyclopaedic knowledge of genre and style. What results are productions that can possibly only be achieved through the lived experiences of a four-decade career.
Aaron Hibell returns to FFRR with his first new music of 2023. As the UK producer continues to cut a musical path, his track ‘ghost’ featuring the vocals of HUMAN, is a career milestone and captures inspiration from the start of Aaron Hibell’s career. The track has been respectfully re-produced, re-recorded and completed capturing the ghostly quality of a posthumous release having been originally co-written by Avicii and vocals by Daniel Adams-Ray (HUMAN).
Fresh off a recent publishing deal with Ultra Music, UK tastemaker and DJ/producer TS7 unites with singer-songwriter Karen Harding for the track ‘Show You’. Surrounded by music from a young age with a pianist father who played in a Ghanaian jazz band, TS7’s jazz-influenced upbringing has informed his own dance tracks that span the worlds of house, garage and bass with a modern twist.
Glitterbox is a match for Catz ‘n Dogz, two Polish producers who on their journey to possible critical acclaim have collaborated with artists Kiddy Smile, Andrea Oliva and Ferreck Dawn.
Ferreck Dawn’s sound returns to Defected with what he describes as an “atmospheric yet very danceable track.” The Dutch artist has possibly established himself as modern house authority, performing globally while releasing tracks with vocalists such as Jem Cooke and Izzy Bizu.
Scott Booth fuses an acoustic guitar to make electronic music as he fuses it with techno-inspired electronic dance music, creating melodies with one hand, percussion with another, and sound-twisting effects with his feet and pedals.
NYC's Westend is part of the tech house scene with his productions and his latest track ‘Maracuya’ is no exception, with its groove that aims to make anyone vibe. Along with the Latin-inspired vocals that complement the feeling of the track, it’s aimed for the dancefloors. With a string of Beatport releases under his belt, he is possible ‘one of the most exciting names in the scene right now’.
After his recent singles, Edinburgh-raised Pocket recently announced the 23 June release of his debut Helix Records EP, ‘Love DIsc.’ The EP announcement is paired with a new single, ‘Evergreen (ft. kloe)’, which is available to stream now. The track is built around a joyful a house instrumental that balances with kloe’s lyrics and vocal delivery. This single follows recent releases that will also appear on the EP including ‘U (ft. BRONZE AVERY) and ‘Crying at Supermac’s’.
Toolroom founder Mark Knight lands back on his imprint, updating one of house music’s classic records ‘Let’s Get Brutal’ by Nitro Deluxe, bringing it forward to dance floors in 2023 as ‘Brutal’. Following up his collaboration with NYC’s Todd Terry on the label in March with ‘Make You Happy’, Mark returns after digging deep into the vaults of classic house and unearthing a gem of a record.
Ayce Bio and Turenne take Funclab Records back to its roots with the club-orientated ‘Traffic Cone’ EP. Both hailing from Italy, Turenne and Bio have a shared love of analogue sounds, jazz and world music with the artists producing soulful, hypnotic grooves on labels like Bosconi, Axe on Wax and Juicy Traxx.
Matt Fax releases ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, a progressive house reworking of the rock track and the latest single from his forthcoming studio album. Originally written and recorded by The Who and released on their 1971 album ‘Who’s Next’, the track was notably covered by Limp Bizkit in 2003 and went on to be a hit for the group, reaching No.1 in the Czech Republic and Sweden and charted in the top three in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Norway.
Next up for Ellum Audio is a new remix from Alinka of 'Addicted,' a track from Madben's recent ‘Troisième Sens’ LP. French techno’s Madben aimed to take things to the next level with his latest album, a multi-genre work that although aimed at the dancefloor also follows an intriguing narrative arc. It comes after many years of working the underground and releasing on the likes of Laurent Garnier's Scan X’s label.
Motech Records deliver the next instalment in their annual compilation series. 'Consortium Vol.4' features 19 exclusive tracks from a combination of label regulars, alongside debuts from both established artists and possible future stars, all hand-picked by label founder Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000, part of Detroit techno's story.
‘Heaven’, originally released in 2019, possibly served as a benchmark for what modern house music should sound like. The record from Ben Westbeech and KON’s The Vision project was huge on stages around the world, receiving support from a plethora of top house artists; Gerd Janson, Danny Krivit, Horse Meat Disco, The Blessed Madonna, Groove Armada and Eli Escobar to name just a few.
Hurdslenk joins Ben Sims’ Hardgroove imprint with the four-tracker EP ‘Half Full’. The Durham-based artist follows up music on Reclaim Your City and Out of Place with the release this month.
Hï Ibiza was last night voted the World’s No.1 Club for the second successive year in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll. The Ibiza club swept to victory in the public vote for the second time, likely helped by its line-ups, production and attention to detail. Since opening in 2017 on the island’s Playa d’en Bossa strip by Ushuaïa Entertainment (the company led by CEO Yann Pissenem), the club has prided itself on apparently being ‘the world’s most technologically advanced club’.
With roots in the ‘90s underground deep house scene, Miguel Migs has aimed to establish himself as a champion of new, independent electronic music, signposted by a number of releases - ‘Into The Red Sky’ is one of those, initially appearing on his 13-track lockdown album ‘Shaping Visions’ on Soulfuric Deep.
Bryan Kearney and Bo Bruce have history… or at least more history than their shared discography might suggest! The pair have been discussing the right project to collaborate on, pretty much since Bryan remixed Bo & Gareth Emery’s ‘U’ all the way back in 2014!
French artist Space 92’s latest drop on Filth On Acid takes the form of a new remix of Carl Cox, Reinier Zonneveld & Christopher Coe's track ‘Inferno’. This new remix aims to take techno to outer-space dimensions with a bassline and synth sounds. With flat-footed drums and serrated synths keeping on firing, his rendition of the track gives future feels.
Brighton Music Conference is gearing up for its 10th edition, which will take place at the Brighton i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25-27 May. With over 200 industry professionals taking part in panels, workshops and networking events the 2023 edition will welcome some big names in the electronic music scene from the past, present and future.
Located deep in the landscape of North Wales, and apparently dubbed ‘one of Britain's most beautiful festivals’ - Gottwood Festival complete their 2023 line-up with a second wave of new additions which include Franceso Del Garda and Raresh b2b for an extended set for the first time in the UK. alongside Sweely (live) on the Half Baked stage.
The depth of Emma Hewitt’s artistry is on full display as she returns in the roles of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and co-producer on her new album, ‘Ghost Of The Light’. Involved in every step of the creation from co-writing all songs and playing a multitude of instruments on the record, right through to taking the co-production reins and shooting her own music videos, Emma has been singularly focused with every aspect of bringing her creative vision to life.
Nytrix is an electronic vocalist and DJ with a music catalogue from melodic dubstep to various bass and electro house recordings. With live performances and DJ sets that toured internationally through China, UK, Canada and the US, he’s also appeared at festivals such as EDC, Beyond Wonderland, Hard Summer, and more. Now his vocals are over a backdrop of percussive rhythms, in his latest single, ‘Fade Into Your Light’ on Dim Mak Records.
Possibly one of techno’s brightest contemporary stars, Enrico Sangiuliano has been embarking on a journey of self-growth and musical discovery through his temporary record label NINETOZERO. Following the apparent success of his ‘Reflection’ EP alongside Charlotte de Witte back in March, the Emilia native recently revealed the next conceptually-directed chapter in the imprint’s finite anthology of releases. The two-track ‘Physical Change’ EP is out now across all streaming platforms, landing around the same time of his recent correlative SOLO show at 99 Scott, New York.
Italian artist The Southern lands on Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD label with his latest EP, following releases on Truncate, SUARA, Kneaded Pains, CLR, and now MOOD with the ‘JCK THIS LOVE’ EP. His driving sound has won support from artists like Joseph Capriati and Adam Beyer, taking him onto the international stage at events such as ADE, Harry Klein Club, as well as many venues across Italy.
Secretsundaze founders James Priestley and Giles Smith continue to celebrate 20+ years of their house party, label and community with the release of their first documentary, made in partnership with audio equipment specialists Audio-Technica. Filmed over the course of their 20th anniversary in 2022, 'Hearts Not Hype' –produced by Heard – offers insight into their history while also going behind the scenes for the debut of their latest evolution – Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble.
Timo Maas and Marc Romboy team up for ‘Yume No Yōna’ on Dskonnect Agency’s DSK Records. The duo’s second collaboration is a driving and energetic club track featuring AI vocal samples. The synthesised voice adds a unique element to the track as she describes an idyllic dreamlike situation experienced by them.
‘Beside You’, Somna debut artist LP, arrived in spring 2020, fully equipped with all the elements necessary to ensure the artist’s big leap forward. Tour-ready and near enough bags-packed, Benjamin was set to take the album to all the places he’d designed it to rock. Unfortunately, something else arrived in the spring of 2020, and that threw a mighty spanner in the DJ/producer’s works.
Tronic boss Christian Smith returns to Patrick Topping’s Trick with two-tracker ‘Vortex’ Heading up the imprint, which he founded in 1995, Christian has been involved in house and techno for close to three decades with releases on Cocoon, Drumcode, Plus8, Bedrock and many more.
Following the release of ‘AHYEE / Blow’ earlier in 2023, the techno soul DJ/producer Eddie Fowlkes delivers another two-track package of house drenched in Motor City inspiration. ‘Talking To Me / Complex’ is aimed at the underground; polyrhythms and timbres synergise to create sonic sounds for this release.
A major fulcrum within Iceland’s music scene - DJ, producer, and music collector Intr0beatz delivers his two-track EP ‘More Cowbell Please’ on Stay True Sounds. Known for exploring house music’s deep and soulful side for close to three decades now, the innate groove is evident with this forthcoming project that stays true to his sound.
Following the recent ‘Strobe Queen’ and ‘Wild Life’ releases, Radio Slave continues with his releases. Revisiting his love of lower tempos and long but engaging arrangements, the Rekids boss further explores his love of house and disco sounds that proliferated his early work on ‘Wake Up’, an NY-inspired cut.
UK duo X-Press 2’s new single ‘You Know (Everybody)’ has just been released whilst their early back catalogue, featuring the likes of ‘Muzik Express’ and ‘London Express’ is now available to stream for the first time via the London-based imprint Acid Jazz. Their first new single in seven years is a house cut with atmosphere and energy. The chanting vocals, banging drums and marching beats are raw and raucous, sitting somewhere between NY house and UK punk.
Dames Brown release their new single 'Glory' on Defected. The vocal ensemble have been a big part of the label since their first release on Classic five years ago, leading up to their label debut with ‘What Would You Do?’ featuring Andrés and soul musician Amp Fiddler in 2021.
What started as a dream in the mid-2000s for American DJ/producer Morgan Page flourished into two Grammy nominations and appearances at some key festivals including Coachella and Electric Zoo. Following up his release 'Dancing All Alone' featuring TELYKast, he releases the track 'Runaway' alongside Swedish duo farfetch'd and The Dirty Rich.
Launched last year by Sydney Blu and Rebekah, 23by23 is an initiative that aims to encourage labels to increase the proportion of female artists on their roster. Part of that initiative was setting up a number of remix competitions with various labels, the latest of which sees Joyce Muniz feat. Demetrius back on Poker Flat with new versions of her 2020 single ‘What’s Your Name’, from SWAH, BLU 9 and Esther Benoit.
Ibiza nightclubs Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza apparnently welcomed a record number of guests to their 2023 season opening party The Signal on Saturday 29 April. ‘More than 13,000 music fans filled the dancefoors across both venues at their annual day-into-night doubleheader’, with some of the biggest artists in electronic music providing the soundtrack, including Adam Beyer, Black Coffee, Eric Prydz, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), The Martinez Brothers and more.
DEAS drops his 'Elements' EP on his BAU MUZIK imprint, consisting of four techno cuts. The rolling drums of ‘Praxis’ open things up for the release as the track builds the energy with filtering stabs and echoing highs, before the sounds of ‘Black Form’ ricochet off his grooves and techno bleeps.
Montenegro’s Ana Rs debuts on Ben Sims’ Symbolism imprint this with the five-track EP, ‘Take Me There’. The warped, bit crushed and snaking discordance of ‘Abstract Mind’ puts the peak time boot in before the bottom end, filtered stabs, and the atmosphere of ‘The Shadow Between Us’ lends a dubbed-out feel to things.
Axis, Hayes and Children of Tomorrow artist Casual Treatment makes his Hardgroove debut with the ‘Inner Urge’ EP. Melvyn Ortega, aka Casual Treatment, delivers six tracks to make up his first EP for Ben Sims’ imprint this month.
Hot off the back of ‘Legend’, a possible early 2023 highlight, Adam Beyer continues his streak with ‘Simulator’, which sees him and Green Velvet re-unite for their first musical outing since ‘Space Date’ in 2018. The title track apparently stands as one of the most popular Drumcode releases of the last decade and reinforces the musical synergy between Beyer and the Cajual Records founder.
Apparently a stalwart of Madrid’s club scene, Spanish DJ/producer Landikhan has possibly established himself as one of the most authentic electronic artists on the circuit, presenting a varied sound palette. Kicking off the year with a stream of releases for Earthly Delights and O’Tawa Records – as well as for his own LNDKHN imprint – he now joins Paul Traeumer’s Berlin/Dresden-based, label Kontrapost for the release of Antaares’ ‘Voy a Volver’ EP, delivering a Slow Trance Remix for the extended player’s lead single.
Another track associated with Lee Foss as this time he recruits Thomas Newson’s ‘The Cutter EP’ for his South Of Saturn label. Fresh from releases on Toolroom, Subjekt, Sink Or Swim, Insomniac and many more, Thomas turns in three tracks across the EP, including a collaboration with Northern Ireland’s Rion S.
Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars recently welcomed Paskman with his new single 'Gozar'. The Spanish DJ/producer has previously collaborated with Lee on ‘Tuko Tuko’ and landed elsewhere on the likes of blaah! Raw and Criterio Music.
2023 may well be one of the biggest years in Tiësto's career as the Dutch DJ/producer returns to Ushuaïa Ibiza for his exclusive summer residency after a decade away. For nine consecutive Tuesdays, from 4 July to 29 August, he will take control of the venue’s poolside stage for a 2.5-hour extended set, where he will be joined by a selection of DJs and friends.
DJ and broadcaster Jaguar aims to spotlight the freshest new club tracks from a new generation of electronic creators through her new record label UTOPIA. As a figure in dance music, Mixmag’s “Broadcaster of 2021” and host of BBC Introducing Dance on Radio 1, she originally launched the label as a club night back in 2020 but has since developed the platform.
Detroit. The Motor City. The home of Motown, and also the birthplace of techno. Otherwise known as The 313 after its telephone area code, the city has played a pivotal part in music history. As a homage to Detroit, Steve Mac has produced ‘The 313’ with singer/songwriter Alana Maria.
Anjunadeep label co-founder and A&R James Grant and Bristolian DJ Jody Wisternoff share their milestone tenth mixed compilation together - ‘Anjunadeep 14 Mixed By James Grant & Jody Wisternoff’. The UK label is responsible for breaking acts like Lane 8, Dusky, Yotto, Ben Böhmer and Eli & Fur. Ever since the inaugural ‘Anjunadeep 01’ in 2009, the compilation series has aimed to be a launchpad for the next generation of electronic artists.
East-London’s Riva Starr joins Louie Vega, Todd Terry, Harry Romero, Frankie Knuckles, Armand Van Helden and more as a Defected House Master - aiming to establish himself as one of the world’s top DJs and producers. Growing up surrounded by the rich musical culture of Southern Italy, his influences come from all over; the sounds of Africa, Greece, Spain and the Balkans are ever-present within his releases.
Mogwaa recently returned to Peggy Gou’s Gudu label with new track ‘Chances For Bounces’, part of ‘Drifted’, his second EP for the imprint and a summary of what possibly makes him one of Korea’s most exciting contemporary artists - complete with a remix by Klasse Werks founder Mr. Ho.
Judge Jules recently announced an exclusive audio and video livestream to celebrate the 1000th edition of ‘The Global Warm Up’ radio show and podcast. Taking place on Saturday 6 May, dance music fans can tune in for free via www.judgejules.net where he will deliver a live mix to mark the milestone, featuring tunes selected from across the history of the show, from its launch in 2004 to the present day.
In time for its 8-year anniversary, Sam Divine is back on her freshly relaunched imprint DVINE Sounds for ‘Face In The Crowd’ with Hayley May. The UK DJ and Defected artist started releasing independently in 2014 with the goal of ‘creating a platform for like-minded house heads’.
Following recent outings on Aus Music, Rejected and Knee Deep In Sound, Steve Bug returns to his own Poker Flat Recordings for his first solo release on the label since 2021's ‘Montafon’.
In a relatively short space of time, Glowal have built up their profile with electronic music fans with a string of releases on labels including Afterlife, Innervisions, Diynamic, TAU, Sapiens and many more.
Following his remix of Crimsen and Jordan Arts’ ‘I Still Think Of You’ last year, Canada-based producer Return Of The Jaded is back on Purified Records with his track ‘Kontinuum’.
Dombresky returns to D4 D4NCE with ‘Dirty Secret’ following his piano-driven label debut ‘Used To Be’ in 2021. The DJ/producer has a collection of four-on-the-floor house productions to his name, collaborating with artists like BLOND:ISH, Armand van Helden, Diplo, Claptone and MK.
IMS Ibiza recently announced full details of its programming for the 14th edition of the summit. Following a history of closing keynotes from the likes of Nile Rodgers, George Clinton and the Pet Shop Boys, the event will welcome another performer in the arts to share personal insight in a keynote interview, experimental artist Grimes.
Back onto the Toolroom label and fresh from his last cut ‘Emergency’, resident Ellis Moss is back with another, chunky deep tech roller – ‘Get Mad’. The London based DJ/producer delves deeper into a toughened-up club sound, as he aims to blur the lines between tech house and techno to carve out a space for himself within the underground.
Since last summer’s ‘Into My Arms’, Emma Hewitt’s been on a consistent singles trip, working collaborations with a growing number of electronic music artists. X’ing with Markus Schulz, Richard Durand, Ben Nicky, Orjan Nilsen and others, her mind’s been focussed on enhancing the artistic process, aiming to blur the line between original and remix.
For over two decades, Above & Beyond's Anjuna Beats imprint has been holding nights at various clubs and venues including London’s Ministry of Sound, L.A.’s Palladium, Washington D.C’s Echostage and New York’s Brooklyn Mirage. Previous label showcases have seen label artists ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer, Jason Ross, ARTY, Gabriel & Dresden, Oliver Smith, and Genix take to the stage.
Making a return to ZEHN Records, German producer Nick Schwenderling touches down on the imprint with a remix of ‘Welcome To The Future’ by production outfit AALN. Entering a futuristic dimension, the cut employs basslines and percussion, contrasted by synths and keys. Its spoken vocal aims to achieve a sense of adventure, as it attempts to lead you into the depths of the unknown.
Cosmic Gate seem to have been on a vocal release streak over the last 12 months, with ‘Hear Me Out’, ‘We Got The Fire’, ‘Follow You Anywhere’, ‘Emotions Of Colour’, et al, all shaping the sound of ‘MOSAIIK’. This feeling grows higher now as Nic & Bossi delve back into ‘Chapter Two’s tracklist, to release ‘Mirador’.
In advance of its 20th anniversary this June, Armada Music recently revealed the first episode of its documentary series ‘Armada Music 20 Years Classics’ – a deep dive into the history of dance music and its artists and hits. The series has been commissioned especially for the anniversary as part of the label’s mission to share and celebrate its deeply rooted passion for dance music.
Ferreck Dawn and Todd Terry join forces on their house single ‘Get On Down’ which is out now on Insomniac Records. Dutchman Ferreck has been on the grind in the house scene for more than 20 years, releasing dancefloor-aimed tracks with soul, melody and drum work.
Tom Kutsche turns his kickin’ up dust party into a label with an EP from George Davis and a remix from Kai Alcé. A squelchy riff and deep bass guitar introduce swinging piano keys and classic disco vocals in George’s’ aptly named ‘Marimba Disco’, with the percussion instrument taking centre stage throughout. Kai Alcé remixes the track, amplifying the funk with dubbed hits and ceaseless rhythm, showcasing his wide range of influences that span Detroit, Atlanta, Haiti, and New York.
International Music Summit (IMS) will celebrate the achievements of Mike Pickering at IMS Ibiza, who was recently announced as the recipient of the IMS Legends Award 2023. Mike will be honoured during IMS Ibiza at a celebratory dinner presented in partnership with YouTube, hosted by IMS co-founder and BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Pete Tong and DJ, radio and television presenter, DJ Spoony.
Martin Badder has released on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Repopulate Mars, Renaissance, Nervous Records, Strictly Rhythm, Toolroom, DFTD and more. For his debut release as part of the Jack Said What family, Badder has teamed up with pal Maria to produce a street-real track aimed for these times.
Armin van Buuren recently released his eighth studio album, ‘Feel Again’. Captained by brand-new single ‘On & On’ — a link-up with British duo Punctual and London-based singer-songwriter Alika — the album is full of collaborations with artists across the musical spectrum including R3HAB, Owl City, Matoma, Teddy Swims, Gareth Emery, JC Stewart and more.
Saxophone & DJ duo Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago team up for their Trick debut, with a summer house track ‘Angel (Thinking Of You)’. The pair have held successful residencies at Ibiza Rocks, Cafe Mambo and boast main stage appearances at festivals including Creamfields, Tomorrowland and Lollapalooza.
This week, Spinnin’ Records took home the award for Label Of The Year at the 2023 Electronic Dance Music Awards during Miami Music Week. The annual EDMAs, who are voted on by the public, aim to celebrate artistic excellence across all DJs, producers, remixers, performances, and electronic music professionals ‘to ensure the genre of dance remains a thriving part of the industry’.
Swedish House Mafia will return to Ushuaïa Ibiza on Sunday 23 July to deliver an exclusive performance on the outdoor stage, the latest instalment in the group's ongoing history with the venue.
Faith present a three-track celebration of a classic release from American house music artist Cevin Fisher. With roots in NYC’s expansive house music scene, including mentorships from Tony Humphries and Larry Levan, Cevin has since established himself as an electronic producer.
Carl Cox brings his Hybrid Set to three open-air venues in the US this autumn. Showcasing his skill as a live performer, the techno artist will make his debut at Central Park and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, before making a return to LA. Launched in 2022, his Hybrid Set finds him creating new sounds, editing his own cuts, remixing classics, and creating brand new moods and grooves using an array of electronic music instruments.
Half a lifetime ago in Chicago, ‘Move Your Body’, sometimes referred to as ‘The House Music Anthem’ by some, helped kick-start the house music revolution. Originally credited to On The House, the group followed it up in 1986 with house cut ‘Ride The Rhythm’ — also on Trax Records — before issuing singles such as ‘Give Me Back The Love’ and ‘Let’s Get Busy’ a couple of years later.
AREA21, the duo comprised of DJ/producer Martin Garrix and rapper, singer and producer Maejor recently announced their first full live performance, ‘Live on Planet Earth,’ set to world premiere exclusively on 5 April on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
Following her Defected debut ‘Cure My Desire’ featuring Clementine Douglas, Hannah Wants returns to the London imprint with ‘The One’ featuring West London singer-songwriter ARA.
Mauro Picotto’s new album is a glimpse into both the global tracks and underground techno sides of the artist’s career to date. A producer and DJ, Mauro is apparently one of Italy’s most celebrated music exports. As the first DJ to mix live on Top Of The Pops, he’s helped bring techno to a wider audience, while as the man behind Meganite in Ibiza, he has recruited DJs including Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Chris Liebing.
Annika Wolfe follows up 2021's 'Chiques Funk' EP for Motech Records with a new four-tracker, 'Sea of Lust'. Her early musical influences span a range of genres from punk and new wave to hip hop and hunk, where here eclectic taste brings her sound for the LA-based multi-genre music producer and DJ.
In May, Glitterbox makes its return to Hï Ibiza for its sixth season as one of the club’s longest-running residencies. The line-up reveal aims to demonstrate Glitterbox’s pull for talent to the island and brings along the night’s performers on Sunday nights for 22 weeks, including debuts from the DJ Jazzy Jeff, Benji B, Colleen Cosmo Murphy, SG Lewis and Blacks.
Chad Jackson is the DMC World DJ Scratch Champion, producer, Top 5 UK Chart artist, TOTP’s performer and Hacienda Club resident. After the growth of hip-hop during the 1980s, turntablism — scratching vinyl on record decks — became huge. The DMC World DJ Championships began in 1985, and in their second year a young hip-hop fiend from Manchester named Chad Jackson came second in the competition. The following year he won it.
Everything But The Girl recently revealed their brand-new single ‘Run A Red Light’ and its accompanying video, directed by Charlie Di Placido (Kojey Radical, Jungle) who made the band’s recent ‘Nothing Left To Lose’ video which has been watched over 1 million times on YouTube.
MasterSounds and Union Audio continue their award-winning partnership with the creation of the new MK2 version of their flagship Valve range of hand-made esoteric DJ Mixers. Valve MK2 now includes added playability with a VariableQ high pass filter per channel, a re-designed 3-band EQ and RIAA Input stage, plus Innofader as standard.
Mr. Kavalicious is a British Asian house artist based in London and his music has been released on labels such as Toolroom, Elrow, Cr2, Kittball and Criminal Hype. Through his music, he has received support from DJs such as Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), Jamie Jones, James Hype, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Mark Knight and more.
Following her last single, B Jones has teamed up with vocalist and producer Eden for their first release of the year. ‘HUMAN’ is out now via Come Closer Records. A embodiment of its title, the release is the artists’ response to a society obsessed with unnatural perfection, and their desire for everyone to live as their truest self.
Taken from their upcoming new EP series ‘Follow The Dark’, Anjunadeep label artists Eli & Fur release their new single ‘Where I Find My Mind’.
Belgian duo Joyhauser have enjoyed decent success since their 2017 inception, being part of the resurgence of European techno and breeding it with contemporary sensibilities. With various productions to their name, the duo recently announced the forthcoming arrival of their debut album, ‘In Memoro’, due for release on 23 June on Terminal M.
Dim Mak Records’ Miami Music Week showcase has been part of the event since 2009 and this year the label moves from the Oasis Wynwood venue to a more intimate 21+ MAPS Backlot. Featuring a lineup of label talent to soundtrack the party, it includes Steve Aoki, special guest Timmy Trumpet, 2DEEP, Bok Nero, BRKLYN, CHYL, JUUKU, K?D, and ‘special surprise appearances from friends and extended family’.
West Coast house artist Lubelski collaborates with Crew Love’s Life on Planets for the release ‘Mercury In Retrograde’. Lubelski’s talent for creating eclectic beats has landed the self-proclaimed ‘sound nerd’ radio support from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, and KCRW and DASH radio in the US.
Continuing his exploration into the world of sound design, Enrico Sangiuliano recently announced the next conceptual study in NINETOZERO’s transient reality. The forthcoming track welcomes Charlotte de Witte, marking the pair’s second collaboration to date and the third release in the label’s countdown. The 3-track ‘Reflection’ EP is out 17 March.
Berlin label Home Again recently announced their biggest event to date in the form of a 65 hour non-stop festival in the heart of the German capital which will also host discussion panels and masterclasses. Home Again Club Festival will provide an all-out three day extravaganza, with non-stop music across multiple genres of the underground to kick start the German festival season.
Previously appearing on Trick’s ‘Tasty Techno’ compilation as well as on Sola, SOLOTOKO, and Spinnin’ Deep, Hannah Laing returns to Patrick Topping’s label with a two-track EP. Both tracks see Hannah reach for vocal samples, heavy-hitting drums, and synth lines, possibly delivering some of her most accomplished work to date in the throes of ‘sold-out shows all over the UK and Ireland’.
Maison Ware has chosen Helix Records as the new home for his house sounds. His first release on the label is a collaborative single with producer/vocalist BRUX, a dark and twisty house track has a thudding bassline and breathy, looming vocals from BRUX. The dance beat is is the first of many releases coming from the artist on the label.
German dance music artist ATB follows up his recent tracks ‘Your Love (9pm)’ and ‘Like That’ with a fresh new single entitled ‘Highs And Lows’. Sometimes you gotta look to the past for the way to the future and that’s precisely what’s happened with the creation of this single. You see, ATB and York (aka Torsten Stenzel) are old friends and first collaborated together on 1999’s ‘Fields of Love’.
RAM gets set to drop his second album, ‘Wanderlust’, this month. Over a spectrum of references, ranging from the super-subtle to the all-out overt, the release is the follow up to his 2015 debut ‘Forever Love’ and celebrates the travelling aspect of DJ culture to its fullest degree.
Theiz follow December's 'For The Love' EP with his companion album, 'All That Remains'. Theiz (Mathijs Schippers) is now some 30 years deep in the scene, having released on labels such as Eevolute, Techno-Tourist and Ear-land Recordings in the late-90s and early-00s. Mathijs began producing again in 2015 with no pressure to release – simply just for the sake of making new music and his activity as a music journalist brought him back into contact with the music industry and now freshly motivated, he is firmly in the saddle with this, his fourth release on his new home, EPM.
Deep Jungle returns with two slices of jungle from Harmony. Lee Bogush is Harmony, label owner of Deep Jungle and the DJ/producer responsible for a collection of jungle records on labels like Rob Playford’s Moving Shadow and Lucky Spin, the imprint behind the Chelsea record store where Lee worked in the ‘90s.
South American Leo Janeiro steps up to Cocada Music with a pair of new singles to kick off his year. Leo is the Brazilian who runs things behind the scenes with Get Physical Music's Latin America-focussed sub-label. Emerging from Brazil’s close-knit electronic music scene, his taste and technical ability apparently made him a much-loved Warung and D-Edge resident who has gone on to play around the world.
FRANCO BA & Key City team up for ‘Backing’ on Lee Foss' North Of Neptune label. Argentina-based BA has previously released music with Repopulate Mars, John Summit’s Off The Grid and many more. Key City, also based in Argentina, are a duo that run the DIKEY party, chalking up releases on the likes of RIM and Re:vibe Audio.
Juuku brings new energy to the D&B genre with his latest release ‘Without u’, which is out now on Dim Mak. Featuring the lyrical flow of Holywatr, the collaboration blends his production with her vocals. The DJ/producer/multimedia artist kicks off 2023 by recently announcing he’s signed to the label.
Michael Gray returns to Glitterbox with a release bursting with funk and soul. After a string of releases and headline DJ sets with the label as one half of the British duo Full Intention, he once again aims to demonstrate his skill with female vocals as he works with NYC soul singer Kelli Sae.