Category: Premiere

Premiere: Noraj Cue – Le Visionaire [Happy Camper Records]

Noraj Cue returns home to Happy Camper Records to introduce his latest musical adventure ‘Inner Glitch’, a fantastic full-length album series. It comes as an emblematic sampler on vinyl followed by a trilogy of digital releases. The Dutch artist likes organic sounds filled with real world dust and compelling grooves. He explores every corner of the house realm and always makes musical stories that keep you locked. Constantly tinkering with drum and synth, Noraj Cue has applied his unique talent for experimentation to one studio and one album. And in a career that spans 15 years, his creative touch has ... Read more

Premiere: Pupkulies & Rebecca – Fou De Toi (Parallells Remix)

The acclaimed Parallells duo is back with a remix of Pupkulies & Rebecca’s  “Fou de Toi”.  It arrives on all platforms on their own Klassified label and is set to win them another new legion of fans around the world.  Parallells are Thomas and Julien de Bie, formally trained jazz musicians who take that into their own multi-genre tracks, always with a melodic and emotive edge. They are both DJs and a live act who have performed a full live set with Gnawa Musicians at Moga Festival, and have played Robot Heart and Mayan Warrior Art cars at Burning Man. ... Read more

Premiere: Braunbeck – Montornes [Sol Eterno]

Co-founder Braunbeck ushers his and Hazel’s two-year-old Sol Eterno into the new decade with a forceful, mood-setting three-tracker that elaborates on the young label’s prolific catalog and definitive sound as made known, and clear, by its latest various artist compilation at the end of 2019.  The Berlin-based label has thrived on the melodrama of duality and interdependence of contrast, light versus dark, coarse against tender, and Braunbeck feeds on just that, and yet takes these elements further, circling back home in true solar fashion. The title track Montornes, an 8:15 minute intrusion of light and a whiff of dawn, the ... Read more

Premiere: Alma Negra – Manta [Alma Negra Records]

Basel’s Alma Negra return to their eponymous label for the first time since summer 2019’s Alma Negra Remixed EP, with a dancefloor-focused collection of three brand new club-ready productions. The driving and Tsavo opens the EP with dynamic layered percussion and a classic house hook. Title track Manta is a journey into deeper waters, floating and drifting into late hours selections, while the closer Sega Dub find the native Sega rhythm of Mauritius meets modular dub techno. Today we are premiering Alma Negra’s soothing ‘Manta’. Alma Negra – Manta EP [Alma Negra Records] 1. Tsavo 2. Manta 3. Sega Dub ... Read more

Premiere: MULYA – Whisperer [TAU]

Hungarian artist MULYA joins the TAU family for his debut outing with the ‘Highlife’ EP. A relative newcomer to the scene, he made quite a splash with his first ever release ‘Marvin’, which dropped on MoBlack in 2017. Since then he’s maintained the standards set by that first release, with a consistent flow of new music on labels like Sum Over Histories and Multinotes. Now he steps up for TAU with four fresh new cuts. The title track gets MULYA’s debut EP rolling… ‘Highlife’ eases us in with a smooth, considered intro gradually building the tension. It’s emotive, dour and ... Read more

Premiere: Mark Höffen – Black [Sinners]

Mark Höffen returns to SINNERS and opens 2020 with his ‘Black’ EP this February. Marseille-based Mark Höffen has become an emerging talent since arriving on the music scene in 2016 and signing to Parisian label – Sweet Melodic. His varied blend of melodic techno, jazz, electronica and house soon led to releases on the likes of Sweet Musique, Click and Mimesis, with ongoing support from Oliver Huntemann, Sam Paganini and Joseph Capriati to name just a few. He now returns to SINNERS following his ‘Orwhat’ release on the label last year and his appearance at their sold out ADE showcase, ... Read more

Premiere: Jeremy Olander – Nattuggla [Vivrant]

After being the first-ever young talent to be signed to Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends almost a decade ago, the Swedish DJ, producer, and label head, Jeremy Olander has become one of the most appreciated and highly regarded artists in melodic house and techno. In the start of his career, Olander went on to release multiple EPs, singles, remixes, record a shortlisted BBC Essential Mix, and performed at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden in New York City, Brixton Academy in London. Following his departure from Prydz’s label in 2014 to pursue his own imprint and event series Vivrant, he released ... Read more

Premiere: Landikhan – Interludio [LNDKHN]

Landikhan releases his debut album “Earth Chronicles” on the 24th of January on his own label: LNDKHN. “Por tu Amor… o no” is already available including a remix by Tolouse Low Trax, and “Niburu” was released December 8th with great success. If something characterizes the Spanish electronic artist Landikhan, it is his open mind and his extraordinary respect for music, no matter the style, nature or origin. Two skills that the producer has always put into his productions, as seen on his releases on Natura Sonoris and Balance Music. Now, it’s time to see Landikhan express all of this in his first album. ... Read more

Premiere: Naeiiv – Leaving Earth [SOL ETERNO]

Berlin’s Sol Eterno has landed some fierce dancefloor igniters since its inception in 2017 and has established a level of complexity, depth, and balance within their own style. Eterno X marks the tenth release for Sol Eterno and forms this first various artist release. A carefully curated compilation, empowered by ten exclusive titles, from artists that shaped the sound of Sol Eterno in the past two years. The young label led by Braunbeck and Hazel has brought a handful of new talented acts into the light and keeps on doing that, with some familiar faces like Daniel Bortz, Philipp Harms ... Read more

Premiere: Nico Sun – Budapest [Ararat Masis]

Ararat Masis, based in Zurich is a Sublabel of L.E.T – Les Enfants Terribles, and brings us Nico Sun’s Budapest including 3 remixes from the lovely Wareika, Kalabrese and Mushrooms Project. Nico Sun: ”Written in this drunk, sleepless night. Worshipping the winds from the east. A yearning, a whisper from the past. A feeling at times forgotten, called back when the wind is heard. Budapest, a synonym for the love of the inner city blues, the rubbish in the gutter, the beauty in the murky corners. A thought that crept up on me in a second, a part of my journey.” ... Read more

Premiere: Alican – No Such Thing [Isolate]

Following their epic V/A ‘Mutations’ EP earlier this year, Isolate return with their fifth release. Once again generous in size, once again highly explorative, once again gazing into the stars: this one goes deep… And it comes from the Istanbul-based co-founder Alican himself. The EP eases us in gently as ‘No Such Thing’ strikes a chord that tremors right through you. Dramatic and narrative, it touches on both prog and techno with strong melodic tendencies. It’s followed by ‘Rosybar’; a track that takes us down a much deeper, more experimental path as the hook is based on the off-beat and ... Read more

Premiere: Maga & Nhii – Sirens of Space [Flying Circus]

A collaboration of like-minded artists and remixers makes for a brimming EP of transcendental house music on Maga & Nhii ’s debut for Flying Circus Recordings. The two upcoming producers, who have between them released music on Stil Vor Talent, The Gardens Of Babylon, Rebellion der Traumer and Kindisch, pair up across two tracks, and remix duties are ably handled by Tim Engelhart and Wild Dark. ‘Monogram’ is a breezy and seductively dynamic track, buoyed with huge waves of synths and cinematic sweeps, with a rolling rhythm that is simply irresistible. Wild Dark follows up their recent release for Supernature ... Read more

Premiere: JKP – Quiet Place [Byson]

London-based avant-garde House producer JKP has shared his double A-side single ‘Blue Sun/ Quiet Place’ on 15 November via Byson. JKP has seen support from CLASH Magazine, The 405 and Tonspion, as well as radio play by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC introducing and shot to number 1 on Hype Machine with his edit of Dijon’s ‘Nico’s Red Truck’. He has been featured by popular Youtube channels CloudKid and Wanderlust and has played alongside the likes of DJ Zinc, Artwork and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. JKP started producing largely by accident. Frustrated with not achieving the right sound ... Read more

Premiere: D-Nox & Beckers – Skylab [Selador]

Selador is delighted to announce the long-overdue return of D-Nox & Beckers with a doubleheader of seismic proportions. With more than a quarter-century of combined DJing and producing experience between them, D-Nox & Beckers have firmly entrenched themselves into the landscape of the electronic music community.   Lead track ’Skylab’ has already been a mainstay in the sets of many an A-lister with everyone from Tale Of Us to Hernan Cattaneo falling under its spell. A straight-up peak time bomb. Whilst the genre-busting ’Surrender’ has become an instant favourite, a gem of rare beauty that seductively bobs and weaves through an ... Read more

Premiere: Jonas Saalbach – Words Unspoken ft. Luna Semara [Radikon]

Radikon welcomes label co-founder Jonas Saalbach for its 7th release; ‘Makena’ – a foray into the unknown for a veteran producer – is delivered in a trilogy of formats as original, collaboration and remix with appearances by Luna Semara and Tony Casanova. With ‘Makena’, Jonas demonstrates an incessant ability to reinvent himself. Powerfully uplifting and energetic with intertwining staccato basslines and funky overtones, ‘Makena’ conjures images of carefree days in the sun. Shimmering strings artfully laden with pathos whisk the listener away, telling tales of endless possibility. Where ‘Makena’ is carefree, ‘Words Unspoken’ is moody and brooding. Luna Semara’s haunting ... Read more