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by Alana Schulz
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Rebecca & Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’ (Weekenders Remix)

Brand new talents Weekenders from London are about to step into the spotlight this week, as they present a fresh remix of Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona‘s latest track “Drugstore Lovin.” The Him dropped their own edit a couple of weeks back and now Universal Sweden have commissioned a second take on the tune.

The duo put a snappy twist on the beat straight away, bringing on board some additional samples of vocals to create further texture. There is lots of rhythmical energy present here and the whole track moves with ease and fluidity – Weekenders are clearly a pair to watch closely this year.

Get this rework here. 

Sep 23rd, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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Majestique – Overload EP

With their understated but flawless style of production and having wowed with their previous releases, Dutch producer pair Majestique are back with their next EP for Dirty Soul Recordings. Once again featuring four unique sounds, “Overload” is essential listening for any fan of electronic music.

The title track sets the tone here, featuring vocalist Hero Baldwin to create a thickly atmospheric, night-time soundtrack with swaying urgency. “Moonlight” drops next and its upbeat house beat and strongly progressive 80’s chords make for feel-good vibes, before “Gone” takes the pace back down a little and adds some easy instrumental groove . Majestique close the EP with “VCF”, a fiery synth-laden cut that packs in rising levels of suspense.

This is a seriously good collection – you can get it here. 

Sep 23rd, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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Kove – Nightfires Vol.2

UK based producer and DJ Kove follows up his last release from April this week with “Nightfires Vol.2”, the second set of tracks in his self-curated series. The first EP caused quite a stir, and this one is likely to have a similar effect.

Divided between bassy house and D&B, the opening track “Into The Fire” ft. talented vocalist Folly Rae is a richly atmospheric foray into a darker 175 territory. Things are switched up for the punchy “Jericho”, before the tempo is taken back up for “Bring Me Life” featuring Jonny Fears – this one a rock-edged, anthemic cut. “Vol.2” is then closed with “L.Y.L”, a bass-laced deep house tune that has plenty of texture.

You can bag the full collection here. 

Sep 19th, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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KNOXA – Something More ft. Georgia Ku

Showing they are much more than a one-trick pony with their melodic brand of upbeat house this week is KNOXA, who deliver another high quality single from Ultra Music. This latest offering takes the form of “Something More”, a combined effort with vocalist Georgia Ku is that is really worth your time.

There is a real sophisticated finish to this production from the London trio, and the guys utilise Ku’s vocals in the best possible way, allowing them to soar with distinction amid a wealth of piano snatches and a grooving bass line.

KNOXA are likely to continue bringing the goods this year, so keep an eye on them. You can buy this single here. 

Sep 16th, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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Excision – Shambhala Mix 2016

Excision’s yearly Shambhala mix is becoming the stuff of legend, and it’s not hard to see why. His die-hard fans, us included, wait all year for this monstrous set of tunes to see a release and it’s always peppered with unreal exclusives.

This year is no different. A casual 84 tracks make up this latest extravaganza, and it spans just under an hour and a half. With brand new cut “The Paradox” from him on there, tracks from the likes of The Frim, Zomboy, Bear Grillz, Habstrakt, Eptic and Cookie Monsta give some indication of how sick this collection is.

Be sure to check the mix out below and download – the compilation of every tune on there can be snapped up here. 

Sep 15th, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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SAFIA – Internal

Out right now as a full release through Virgin EMI is “Internal”, twelve tracks of musical goodness from production trio SAFIA. Having dropped one of the tracks on the LP in the weeks leading up to today, fans have been eagerly awaiting this collection – and quite rightly.

This boundary-pushing series of electronic tunes really shows SAFIA at their finest, and they offer a range of instrumental and vocal featuring cuts here. The brooding, climatic “Zion” sets the tone wonderfully as an opener, before the smooth tones of “Embracing Me” mark a change in direction. We love “Over You” (previously a single) and “Close To You” in particular, but there really is something for everyone.

Get a copy of this album here. 

Sep 12th, 2016