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Top 10 Releases In February

Published On 29/02/2016 | Top 10 Releases

Which records are getting it done on the dance floor over the past month? Check out our selection of the top 10 releases in January, featuring great cuts by Danny Daze, Marquis & Blake, Pig&Dan and more.

See also: Top 10 Releases Overview

#10 Lake Haze | Natural Insight | Creme | Out Now


Creme Organization look to Portugal’s fast rising Lake Haze for a new three track EP that comes a year after he debuted on the Dutch label with IVVVO. To date, the man born Gonçalo Salgado has also released on Unknown to the Unknown and LAMA and works under this alias, his own name and Chainless, always conjuring up a rather doom laden house sound.

#9 Skee Mask | Shred | Ilian Tape | Out Now


The second album on Ilian Tape comes again out of Munich city. Skee Mask doesn’t spend a day without making music and the dedication, attention to detail and architectural approach really make this album an absolute trip to listen to. It’s the sound of a peaceful and energetic place. It’s smoky and cosy. It’s where Skee Mask spends most of his time. He lives for the music and we are really happy that this freak became a core member of the Ilian Tape family. This album is made for true lovers and hustlers.

#8 Larry de Kat | Purrrversions | Dungeon Meat | Out Now


Larry de Kat delivers 4 tracks full of personality and power, showcasing his musical prowess and purrrrverted dance floor perspectives.

#7 Danny Daze | Miami EP | Omnidisc | Out Now


‘Miami’ is hard hitting techno electro funk that takes you down the back streets of Miami to find a music zone you never knew existed.

#6 Fango | Tuono (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) | Degustibus Music


Way back in time, Prins started playing around as a DJ at a puerile age. Viewing it as an extension of his break-dancing efforts, he began mixing hip-hop, electro and the likes of Arthur Baker and Shep Pettibone. He then took up the bass and found himself playing in more bands than Norway has trees. Having recently put out his Principe Del Norte album on Feb. 19th via Smalltown Supersound, Prins continues to build his status amongst tastemakers. In this release, Prins takes Tuono in from the raw and wraps it around a driving bass-line and horn synth texture.

#5 Von Spar | Breaking Formation (Axel Boman Remix) | ITALIC | Out Now


Axel Boman opens up the round of remixes for German electronica band Von Spar’s latest album “Streetlife”, transforming Von Spar’s song “Breaking Formation” into a Balearic Soft Acid ballad,

 

#4 Hawkes & Blake | Love Precipitation | AUSMusic | Out Now


After making their debuts on AUS only last year, where the Blake-Hawkes connection had already formed on Blake’s Stormy Search EP, the studio chemistry now continues with the collaborative Love Precipitation EP, consisting of two tracks custom-built for the dancefloor.

#3 FEELS | Digadoo/Expedition | Naked Naked | Out Now


The magic happens within our own emotions. FEELS Discovered somewhere in the murky corners of the internet, FEELS bring forth the sounds of transcendental dancefloor moments designed for inward travelling mind journeys with their debut EP on Naked Naked.

#2 NY*AK | Dollar EP | Technicolour | Out Now on Vinyl


Technicolour maintains it’s impressive run of form with the Dollar EP by Newcastle based hardware addict NY*AK. Following up on an excellent 12″ for Karakul – NY*AK channels the spirit of legendary rhythm architects Herbie Hancock, Theo Parrish, Kenny Dope and Lil’ Louie Vega.

#1 Pig&Dan | Growler | Diynamic | Out Now


The heavy techno sound of Pig&Dan is perfectly showcased on ‘Growler’, off Diynamic’s much loved “Four To The Floor” series, now in its 6th edition. It is fierce, stern and bulky, with big drums and fat synths making for an impossible to ignore main room Techno cut.

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Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform IndieNYC.com, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.