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Premiere: Bertie ‘Carabiner (Ciel’s Reoriented Dub)’

Ciel has remixed the title track of Naarm-based producer Bertie’s latest EP, ‘Carabiner’. Have an exclusive first listen to the Xi’an-born and Toronto-based artist’s ‘Reoriented Dub’ below.  Released last week via the PHENOMENA label, Bertie’s four-track ‘Carabiner’ EP is a suite of ‘90s-influenced house anthems inspired by “the communities that …

Armand Van Helden and A-Trak return with new Duck Sauce music, ‘Clap Your Feet / 2 Da Face’: Listen

Armand Van Helden and A-Trak have have joined forces once again under their Duck Sauce alias to release ‘Clap Your Feet / 2 Da Face’. Listen to both tracks below. Out now, ‘Clap Your Feet’ features vocals from Chicago’s underground house artist Fuzzy Cufflinxxx, while ‘2 Da Face’ promises “underground …

Selections: Nkisi

Nkisi’s fiercely rhythmic music maps a route from ancient rituals to futuristic hard dance. In her live performances and catalogue of releases for labels like Lee Gamble’s UIQ and Warp’s Arcola imprint, the London-based Congolese-Belgian artist conjures a spiritually energised listening space, blending polyrhythmic pan-African drum patterns with supercharged strands …

Premiere: Strict Face ‘Poison Finish’

Strict Face will release a new EP, ‘Thirst For Nerve’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Poison Finish’ below. Coming off the back of releases for Local Action, Gobstopper and NLV Records, the Australian DJ and producer returns to his own SLG International imprint with a suite of …

Jlin shares new single, ‘Auset’: Listen

Jlin has shared the next single off her upcoming album ‘Akoma‘. Listen to ‘Auset’ below. This new track follows the Indiana artist’s single with Philip Glass, titled ‘The Precision of Infinity’. Out 22nd March, ‘Akoma’ will be her third full-length for Planet Mu, or fourth if including her 2023 Pulitzer …

Beyoncé to follow up house-influenced album with country-themed ‘Renaissance Act II’

Beyoncé is releasing a country-themed follow-up to her house-influenced 2022 album ‘Renaissance‘.   ‘Renaissance Act II’, which will serve as the next part in the US superstar’s planned album trilogy, will be released on 29th March. The first two singles off the LP, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages’, were released …

Premiere: Masha Mar ‘Cherry Cherry’

Masha Mar will release her second EP, ‘Cherry Cherry’, next month via SOS Music. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track, featuring Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, below. Four years since unveiling her debut single on the label’s flagship V/A compilation, ‘SOS MUSIC VOLUME 1’, the Serbia-born, LA-based DJ and producer returns to SOS Music (Sisters of Sound) with …

FastForward Music Conference Takes Place This Week In London

The London music business conference, FastForward, returns on the 13th and 14th of February at 21 in Soho. FastForward, or FFWD, is a future-facing music business conference aimed at connecting the people driving positive change in the music industry. The event focuses on current issues, pain points, and potential solutions …

Terry Golden Releases New Single ‘Love Hurts’

Dropped via Ensis Records, Love Hurts is a return to melody for the “Viking warrior”. Hailing from Denmark, Terry Golden’s music has already been supported by many Top 100 artists, such as David Guetta, Don Diablo, Ferry Corsten, Yvez V, Hardwel, and Camelphat, to name a few. He’s already released …

Premiere: Hamdi ‘Counting (Sammy Virji Remix)’

Hamdi returns to Deadbeats today with the coveted ‘Counting Remix’ EP. Check out Sammy Virji’s remix below. Out today (9th February), the remix package features four edits of Hamdi’s viral hit, ‘Counting’, from bass-music heavyweights Sammy Virji, Taiki Nulight, Simula and P Money. Speaking on the EP, Hamdi shared: “Unbelievably excited to release …

Premiere: Earl Grey ‘Atanas Aconite’

Earl Grey is up next on Galway-based jungle/drum & bass label Rua Sound with the ‘Death Rattle’ EP.  After closing 2023 out with a suite of chunky drumfunk from Russ Brooker, the imprint launches back into action with four tracks packed with scuttling percussion, shadowy sound design and creative sampling. …

Cody Chase Releases ‘By My Side’

By My Side is out now on Blanco y Negro Cody Chase is well known for his 4-deck live on the fly technique, keeping his dancefloors entertained. But he’s also well known for his production, and By My Side is a return to production after a brief hiatus doing other …

Baby Audio Unveil Atoms A Next-Gen Physical Modeling Synth

Atoms was on display prerelease at NAMM last month and is now available for purchase. Baby Audio continues its busy release schedule. In the past twelve months, they have released the BA-1, Transit, and now introduce Atoms, the next-gen physical modeling synth. Physical modeling in synthesizers is a method of …

New Wisdom Teeth compilation, ‘Club Moss’, spotlights music between 150 and 170 BPM

Wisdom Teeth is highlighting uptempo tunes on its next compilation, titled ‘Club Moss’. Listen to lead single ‘Calvepen 666’ by Dublin’s Sputnik One below.  The London-based label founded by Facta and K-LONE has compiled 14 new tracks in the 150-170 BPM range, a pivot from their 2022 ‘To Illustrate’ compilation …

Bleu Clair Returns To Terminal Underground With Thumping Underground Single “Shake What Yo Mama”

Following the well-received “Boom Boom” in December, Bleu Clair concluded another successful year with performances at events like Parookaville Festival 2023 & Tomorrowland 2023. Maintaining a monthly Spotify audience of over 450,000, scoring millions of streams, and an extensive tour schedule, he kept the momentum going full speed. Life for …

Selections: They Hate Change

For Vonne Parks and Andre Gainey, music discovery and exchange are fundamental to music making. The magnetic rap duo first bonded as teenagers in Tampa, Florida through a shared love for crate digging, and sharing their discoveries with one another. When they started making music and DJing together, their omnivorous …

Noods Radio announces artist development programme, Bloom

Noods Radio has announced a new artist development programme called Bloom.  The initiative will offer emerging musicians in South-West England and South Wales the opportunity to refine their skills through masterclasses, mentoring, studio time, music videos, press photos, live performances, and guest radio shows.  Applications are currently open to producers, …

Premiere: Crossover Network ‘These Moments’

Crossover Network will release a brand new EP, ‘These Moments’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Coming off the back of releases on Dalmata Daniel, Label in Disarray and Rotterdam Electronix, the Scotland-based hardware enthusiast returns to his own Pleasure Deficit imprint with …

FOUNDATION.FM announces International Women’s Day compilation with Ariel Zetina, Karen Nyame KG, Ikonika, more

FOUNDATION.FM is releasing a compilation to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Due to arrive on IWD (8th March), ‘BODIES’ spans 12 tracks and is split across two sides, with side A giving attention to “club sounds with themes towards the extreme, fun, harder” and side B showcasing “alternative sounds through …

UK musicians to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under new code

Musicians in the UK are to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under a new code published today (31st January). Created by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the voluntary code commits to improving transparency across the music streaming industry by setting out standards of good practice between labels, distributors, …

The Sound Of: Pressure Dome

A fresh spin on a beloved sound, a pool of slept-on talent, a sharp aesthetic — there are plenty of magic ingredients that make a label successful. People don’t talk as much about the power of balancing the books and making sure each move is sustainable, but an affinity for …

MNTRA, GPU Audio & Outer Echo Set To Drop ‘Living Sky’

Living Sky is a spatial reverb plugin driven to reimagine three-dimensional spatial audio production. The collaboration brings together MNTRA’s experience with virtual instruments and GPU Audio’s unique audio processing capabilities, alongside Outer Echo’s excellence in providing DSP solutions for unconventional spatial applications. Living Sky promises to be an extensive universe …

A New Festival, SUNNY SIDE, Is Coming to Malta This May

SUNNY SIDE hits the Mediterranean Island from May 17th to May 19th. Having now completed the lineup, SUNNY SIDE is all set. The festival includes a range of house and techno stars including Ryan Elliott, Tijana T, Satoshi Tomiie LIVE, Dyed Soundorom, Tini, Cabanne, Dana Ruh, Eli Verbeing, and Vo1gt.m4s. …

Free regular drug-checking service to launch in Bristol by The Loop

The UK’s first regular drug-checking service is launching in Bristol this weekend, run by harm-reduction charity The Loop. This first-of-its-kind service will run on the last Saturday of every month, in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project (BPD) and Bristol City Council. Licensed by the Home Office, the scheme will allow frequent or dependent …

Bullion announces new album, shares Carly Rae Jepsen collab, ‘Rare’: Listen

Bullion has announced a new album and linked up Carly Rae Jepsen to release its first single, ‘Rare’. Check it out below.  Set for release 26th April, via Ghostly International, ‘Affection’ will also include collaborative tracks with Panda Bear and Charlotte Adigéry. Bullion, the British producer, singer, and songwriter has …

Montreal cuts funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24 despite plans to revitalise sector

Montreal’s local government has cut off funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24. News of the funding cut was confirmed by the not-for-profit organisation this month, and has led to the group having to lay off employees and terminate existing contracts with freelancers. The conference Montreal Night Summit, which had …

Selections: Nene H

“The whole thing is a meme within a meme,” says Nene H about her new mini-album, ‘ISSA SCAM’, which will be released via the Live From Earth label in February. Across six tracks (and a sped-up bonus cut), she takes a scalpel to a range of topical issues, from digital …

Beatport Next Class Of 2024 Is Here

The annual accelerator program from Beatport, Beatport Next, has announced its class of 2024. Since its inception in 2021, Beatport Next has set out to cement the company’s support for rising talent. The focus is to provide artists with significant exposure across the range of The Beatport Group real estate. …

Berlin Senate scraps controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for arts funding amid protests

The Berlin Senate is dropping the controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for cultural grant recipients following pushback from artists around the world. The Senate Department of Culture and Social Cohesion cited “legal concerns” for scrapping the policy ​​with “immediate effect” in a statement on Monday, 22nd January. Introduced on 21st December, 2023, …

Orbital to reissue 1991 debut album ahead of The Green & Brown Album Tour

Orbital are reissuing their 1991 debut ‘The Green Album’, ahead of their upcoming live tour highlighting their first two self-titled LPs.  The special edition quadruple-vinyl box set of ‘The Green Album’ features 20 remastered tracks including the original US cassette bonus cut ‘Steel Cube Idolatry’, live versions of ‘Chime’ and …

Premiere: Scarlett O’Malley ‘Gossip Heavy’

Scarlett O’Malley is releasing her latest two-tracker, ‘Cool Down Cowboy’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Gossip Heavy’ below. The West London-based DJ and producer chases 2023 releases for Demi Riquisimo’s Semi Delicious and Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory label with a double helping of grooving tech-house on her …

Emily De Nando: Unveiling “Signora”: A Symphony of Freedom and Femininity

In the world of contemporary music, where the lines between cultural heritage and modern innovation often blur, Emily De Nando emerges as a beacon of authentic artistry. With her debut single “Signora,” De Nando steps onto the global pop stage, weaving a tapestry of Italian sophistication with pop sensibilities. Her …

Peg Luke Delivers a Timeless Christmas Message in “O Come”

Renowned for her emotional depth and spiritual resonance, Peg Luke presents her latest masterpiece, “O Come,” from her holiday album Sleep, Baby Jesus: A Peg Luke Christmas. This rendition of the classic hymn is a heartfelt expression of Luke’s musical versatility and her connection to the spiritual essence of Christmas. …

Anastasia Solay Sparks Emotional Resonance with “Start a Fire”

Renowned for her captivating blend of classical and modern sounds, Anastasia Solay has released her latest single, “Start a Fire.” This track is a vivid portrayal of emotional depth and artistic maturity, highlighting Solay’s journey as a global music sensation. Born in the bustling city of San Francisco and raised …

Matroda Concludes Huge Festival Circuit & Tour with New Single ‘The Funk You Want” With POLOVICH

Maintaining his dominant presence, MATRODA continued his triumphant journey through 2023, gracing numerous clubs and festivals with his electrifying performances. Among the prestigious events he headlined this year were Lollapalooza, Veld Fest, Tomorrowland, EDC LV, and Splash House, all while overseeing his label Terminal Underground and unveiling new releases. MATRODA …

Cullen Jack’s “Space and Time”: A Poignant Reflection on Love and Loss

In the diverse world of contemporary music, Oregon’s own Cullen Jack emerges as a poignant storyteller with his latest single, “Space and Time.” This deeply emotive song underscores his journey from a classically trained pianist to a singer-songwriter with a flair for capturing the complexities of the human heart. Blending …

Bleu Clair Wraps Up The Year With Infectious Single “Boom Boom” Via Terminal Underground

Following a year filled with extensive tour dates across various continents that included performances at renowned events like Parookaville Festival 2023 & Tomorrowland 2023, tech-house maestro Bleu Clair is capping off the year with an incredible single “Boom Boom” via Matroda’s Terminal Underground imprint. This track seamlessly blends Bleu Clair’s …

5 Day Forecast Shines Bright with New Single “Sunrise At Club Space”

In the ever-evolving world of electronic dance music, 5 Day Forecast has emerged as a beacon of innovation and energy. With his latest single, “Sunrise At Club Space,” this Philadelphia-born DJ and producer continues to capture the essence of the vibrant nightlife scene, embodying the spirit of endless celebration and …

Exploring Emerging Rapper carsn.’s Multifaceted Inspirations And Local Influences 

carsn., the rising star from the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene, is making waves with his unique blend of pop and hip-hop. With latest releases like “can’t miss a moment,” and his debut album, Mixed 3motions, he shows off his diversity, delving into the roots of his colorful musical background, and …

Unraveling The Lyrical Depths Of Ya Boi L.I.V.E’s Newest “Ride The Wave”

Ya Boi L.I.V.E, a dynamo of unyielding energy and lyrical sophistication, has dropped his latest gem, “Ride The Wave,” cementing his stature in the hip-hop pantheon. Following the acclaimed tracks “Believe Me,” “I Don’t C Nobody,” and “What Chu Working Wit,” this single weaves intricate rhymes and pulsating rhythms, offering …