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by Alana Schulz
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Reuben Keeney – Dangerous Me

Out for release on Spotify only until October 14th is the dynamic, deeply grooving new single from Reuben Keeney. Having debuted on Be Rich Records with “Better Run”, the Irish artist now makes a welcomed return to the label with “Dangerous Me”, this one featuring LA act Sophie & The Bom Boms. 

There is something instantly infectious about this tune, and it’s likely to cause a lot of dance floor celebrations. With super sharp percussive energy and the cool yet fluid vocals of Sophie Stern, “Dangerous Me” is well worth getting your ears around.

Head here. 

Sep 26th, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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Mutated Forms – Holograms LP

Getting a release this week through UK drum & bass label Spearhead Records comes the brand new album from the hugely talented Mutated Forms. The duo have been hard at work in the studio this year, and “Holograms” is an awesome body of varied work.

It moves from smoothly expressive to choppy and bass shattering with ease and precision, highlighting the versatility of both producers on this team. Our standouts include “We Need Heroes” and “Satisfy” – be sure to check these out to hear the quality of Mutated Forms at its best.

The whole album is available to buy here.

Sep 25th, 2016

by Alana Schulz
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Nevada – The Mack

Providing some awesome vibes to set us all up for the weekend this week is Nevada, the Swedish based producer and songwriter who has just dropped “The Mack” via Capitol Records. Taking a globally revered dance single like “Return Of The Mack” and reworking it is no mean feat, but this up and coming act has handled it with smooth class.

He has brought on board vocalists in the form of Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap to help update the tune, and brings in tropical-edged hooks and riffs with a grooving deep house beat with great results, proving Nevada is a promising creator to watch for the rest of 2016.

Get the single here.

Sep 25th, 2016

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