Pioneer has long been at the fore of the CDJ market, with its first model released around 1994. However, since leading turntable manufacturer Technics ended production of its legendary decks, there has been a gap in the market for high-quality wheels of steel. This is all set to change, though, as Pioneer has announced its new PLX-1000 model, which will reportedly hit markets next month. Read more »
Last week saw the launch of Bristol label Parison, whose inaugural effort came in the form of a four-track EP from local producer Rope. One of two original tracks included on the record, "Slugface" (which features the talents of fellow Bristol resident Sentiment) has been reworked into a VIP mix, which does away with the brooding tune's empty spaces in favor of keeping the 135 bpm production and its mechanical percussion pushing forward at a steady roll. Out now with remixes from Klient and Boycott, Rope's full Cotham Warrior/Slugface EP can be streamed after the jump. Read more »
Benji B, host of a weekly specialty dance show on BBC Radio 1, was away from the studio yesterday, so fresh off the back of his surprise single for Young Turks, "All Under One Roof Raving," Jamie xx stepped in to host (and called on a formidable roster of guests to accompany him). Read more »
A burgeoning talent prominently featured in our recent LA Story feature—which takes an in-depth look at Los Angeles' resurgent house and techno underground—Sage Caswell has delivered a new mix made up entirely of original ambient compositions. Read more »
Project Pablo is one of seven beatmakers who have been enlisted to remix Natasha Kmeto (pictured above) on the inaugural EP from the Bass Coast label, an off-shoot of the upcoming four-day festival taking place in Vancouver next month (and featuring the likes of dBridge, Addison Groove, and Graze in its line-up). Taking on Kmeto's "Deeply"—a track pulled from the West Coast producer's Crisis LP, her debut for Dropping Gems—Project Pablo reshapes the original into a piece of jacking house, adding crisp snares, loose hats, and a healthy amount of active synth work to Kmeto's relaxed vocals and processed piano. The Bass Coast label's first release, the Natasha Kmeto 2014 Remix EP, is currently available as a name-your-price download over on Bandcamp.
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