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 »
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 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 »
Admittedly, this is only news in the most marginal sense of the word, but apparently Detroit house legend Theo Parrish hopped onstage last night during a Ghostface Killah show and rapped Ol' Dirty Bastard's famous verse from "Protect Ya Neck." This is definitely one of those WTF moments, and yes, it was captured on film. Read more »
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