The Beatport sales charts are often dominated by the latest international club smashes, but its vault of music runs deep and covers a wide variety of artists and sounds, which is why XLR8R has been asked to curate a special two-week series of Beatport charts by some of our favorite DJs and producers. Continent-hopping DJ/producer Matías Aguayo has undertaken quite an expansion of his sonic palette in recent years, pushing the boundaries of techno with a variety of Latin sounds and building his Comeme imprint into one of the most inventive labels on the planet. Here, he lists some of his favorite gems to unleash on the dancefloor. Read more »
Just after Brooklyn garage experimentalist FaltyDL gave us his XLR8R x Beatport DJ chart, the producer born Drew Lustman has announced he will be switching record labels for his next record, releasing the Atlantis EP (pictured above) via another venerable electronic imprint, Ninja Tune. The four-track EP is said to juggle an array of genres—including classic rave, UK hardcore, house, and 2-step—and will be available on November 14. Read more »
Bulgarian house DJ/producer Kink, UK tunesmith Neville Watson, and NYC vocalist/DJ/Hercules & Love Affair collaborator Kim Ann Foxman are all joining forces on a single, which is set to drop via Rush Hour sub-label Hour House Is Your Rush. Read more »
East Coast house legend Dennis Ferrer (pictured above) has just announced "No Difference," his latest single and the first since last year's dancefloor smash "The Red Room." For this release, Ferrer's teamed up with his long-time touring partner, Dusseldorf-based DJ André Hommen, to drop a slab of stripped-down and funked-out deep house. Read more »
Back at the beginning of September, we had a lengthy chat with LA DJ/producer Samo Sound Boy, and he told us—among many other things—about his fresh side project with Jerome Potter of production duo LOL Boys, which they've named DJ Dodger Stadium (pictured above). Though we have yet to hear the pair's self-titled debut EP (dropping October 4 via their newly minted Body High label), we have here the first official DJ Dodger Stadium to surface, a glowing edit of "Marvin's Room" by Drake. This version does away with the original's vocal and beat, and builds straightforward dance rhythms around the song's sweeping strings and anthemic melodies to make for a shimmering, filter-heavy club jam.
It's been 20 years since Glasgow's Soma Records released its first 12" and announced its presence to the world. Over the past two decades, the label has played a vital role in the evolution of dance music, serving as a steward of a more progressive, Euro-centric sound. Now, to commemorate its anniversary, the label has put out Soma Records 20 Years a three-disc retrospective that provides an accessible, DJ friendly entry point to its large discography. Read more »
It's been some time since we last received a transmission from the man who calls himself Space Dimension Controller, but we've just discovered the silence will soon end when he drops the "prequel" to his brand-new LP through R&S Records next month. Read more »
A sister event to Detroit's long-running (and frequently retitled) Movement Festival, the Movement Torino Music Festival is just around the corner on October 27. To commemorate the event, the Italian festival has just announced that it will release Movement Torino Music Festival - 2011 Edition, a follow-up to last year's well-received debut compilation. Read more »
As we pointed out in our glowing review of the "Done Me Wrong" b/w "Bax" 12" by UK bass juggler Mosca, the producer is a bit of a shape-shifter, and isn't quite what we would call prolific. Now it would seem that maybe we were only half right, as Martyn's 3024 imprint has just announced it will release a new EP from the artist shortly after he dropped the aforementioned 12" via Numbers. Read more »
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