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Bklava shares single, ‘Free’: Listen

DJ and producer Bklava has released a new song, ‘Free’. Centred around breaks and a lead piano riff, the new cut appears on forthcoming mixtape ‘c u l8r’, which was originally announced last month. Spanning 14 tracks, it will be released via Bklava’s own Spin Suga imprint on 7th June. …

Louie Vega: ride on the rhythm

A few days after the interview, it’s time for Vega’s photo shoot. Though he’s barely left the studio since then, he’s buzzing when he arrives at the Brooklyn studio with Anané, who’s serving as his stylist for the day. “Oh man,” he says, “so much has been happening. I’ll send …

Premiere: Demi Riquísimo ‘The Force’

Demi Riquísimo will release a new EP, ‘Windows 95 Anthem’, today via Higher Ground. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘The Force’ below. The Detroit-born, London-based DJ and producer continues to make waves with his headsy fusion of Italo disco, house and vintage acid, delivering two new nocturnal heaters for …

Oeksound Release Bloom: An Adaptive Tone Shaper

Oeksound’s first release in four years, Bloom, an adaptive tone shaper, continues their trend of efficient algorithm and musical processing plugins.  Finland-based developers oeksound, have announced the availability of Bloom, an adaptive tone shaper. Bloom analyzes the character of a signal and applies corrections to the perceived tonal balance for …

Ms. Mada joins DJ Mag Miami Pool Party 2024 line-up

Ms. Mada has been announced as the final artist performing at DJ Mag’s 2024 Miami Pool Party. The Filipino-born, Miami-raised artist joins an already stacked line-up, featuring Dutch duo ANOTR, alongside Italian techno veteran Joseph Capriati, Parisian house star Chloé Caillet, South African-Guinean DJ AQUTIE, and Masters at Work’s own Louie Vega.  The DJ Mag Miami Pool Party …

GoFundMe launched for uncredited DJ Deeon ‘Freak Like Me’ vocalist, Tish Bailey

A GoFundMe has been launched for Tish Bailey, the uncredited vocalist on DJ Deeon’s 1996 Dance Mania classic, ‘Freak Like Me’. Bailey reportedly never received a fee or royalties for her vocal contribution, according to the GoFundMe organiser Sarah Farina. “Tish Bailey, a 54-year-old mother, grandmother, care-giver and community contributor is running …

32-track Korean electronic music compilation released for International Women’s Day: Listen

A new 32-track compilation of Korean electronic music, , has been released for International Women’s Day. Curated by Seoul-based imprint and party collective, The Internatiiional, the compilation “serves as an indicator for the art of time”, and features tracks from label affiliate Yetsuby and fellow Salamanda member uman therma, alongside Heejin Jang, Kimgundi, Eumfy, Yuzo and …

FOUNDATION.FM releases International Women’s Day compilation featuring Karen Nyame KG, Ariel Zetina, more

London radio station, record label and creative agency FOUNDATION.FM has released a new compilation to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Taking in 12 tracks, ‘Bodies’ is described in a press release as “a celebration of all bodies, with a dedicated focus on showcasing women, queer and non-binary talent”. FOUNDATION.FM’s …

Ghanaian music compilation, ‘Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980-93’, announced by Soundway

A new Ghanaian music compilation, ‘Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980-93’, is coming to Soundway Records. Out on 10th May, the 18-track album traces the origins of the early ’80s electronic highlife movement that emerged in the wake of an economic downturn and an incoming military regime. …

Premiere: UFO95 ‘Wallon’

UFO95 will debut on Tresor Records this week with a new six-track EP, ‘Backward Improvement’. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Wallon’ below. Maintaining the intergalactic techno thrust of previous projects – including January’s ‘ARC02’ two-tracker and his ‘PLANÆT’ EP for Reykjavík’s Planet X – the Parisian producer serves up six …

Clasico Records releases new compilation featuring Jossy Mitsu, Coffintexts, WTCHCRFT, more: Listen

Clasico Records is starting a new compilation series called ‘Supercl​á​sico’. Listen to the first volume below. The 16-track ‘Supercl​á​sico Vol. 1’ is the first compilation for ELEANOR‘s Local Action sister label for “cutting edge global club music” launched last April. Out now, it features label artists WTCHCRFT, Martyn Bootyspoon, Coffintexts …

Chicane releases orchestral version of classic trance album, ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’: Listen

Chicane has released an orchestral rework of his 1997 debut album, ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’. Listen to the ‘Symphony Rehearsals’ version of the LP below. English composer and producer Nick Bracegirdle enlisted New Order and Elbow collaborator Joe Duddell to score and conduct the symphonic reimagination of his classic …

Charli XCX announces new “club record”, ‘BRAT’: “i was born to make dance music”

XCX’s relationship with dance music stretches over many years, having been remixed by artists including Nina Kraviz (the Christine and The Queens collaboration, ‘Gone’) and Lindstrøm (‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’), among many others. Last year, she collaborated with Tiësto on the single, ‘Hot On It’. She also was closely associated with …

Premiere: Isaie ‘Psycho (Kiara Scuro & Tech Support Remix)’

A new remix package of Isaie’s 2022 mini-album, ‘Psycho’, is landing later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to Kiara Scuro & Tech Support’s remix of the title track below. The dirgy, new-wave-inspired project – originally released on vinyl through Netherlands-based imprint, XXX – gets a dancefloor-focused facelift by four heavy-hitters from across …

OFFAIAH Releases ‘Headspace’

OFFAIAH returns with a new remix of Mistier’s track ‘Headspace’ via Mistier Music. OFFAIAH, the British DJ and producer, has unveiled a dance remix of Mistier’s ‘Headspace’, distributed via Mistier Music. This release adds to OFFAIAH’s body of work and highlights his continuing impact on electronic music. OFFAIAH’s musical journey …

Selections: Dirty K

The hyperactive tracks on Chinese producer Dirty K’s ‘Myogi 妙義’ EP serve a dual purpose. Released via Eastern Margins – a London-based label dedicated to platforming alternative and underground music from East & South-East Asia and its diaspora – its five original cuts pay homage to regional electronic music strains …

Massive Attack’s Daddy G remixes Lee Scratch Perry & Greentea Peng’s ‘100lbs Summer’: Listen

Massive Attack’s Daddy G has teamed up with fellow Bristol-based project Robot Club to remix Lee “Scratch” Perry and Greentea Peng’s collaborative track ‘100lbs’. Listen to it below.  Out now, the remix strips back the original into a brooding, minimalistic dub cut, complete with rumbling bassline and skipping drums. It …

Jayda G, Logic 1000 and Heléna Star discuss motherhood in the music industry in Therapy podcast: Listen

Jayda G has joined Logic1000 and Heléna Star for the latest episode of their podcast, titled Therapy. Stream part one of the two-part episode below.  The Canadian DJ, producer and environmental toxicologist is the first guest on the two DJs’ podcast, which launched in January with the purpose of exploring …

IK Multimedia Releases ARC Studio Hardware

Made in Italy, ARC Studio is a unique out-of-the-box hardware acoustic room correction system. All top studios include active room correction these days, as it vastly enhances the performance of the room and the monitors to ensure efficient accuracy. ARC Studio is the latest product to enter the market and …

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 …