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Plus 50 Weapons, Madtech, Monkeytown & more!

After a slow drip feed of info about their new project, Native Instruments have announced the labels who are set to release music in their new Stems format. The list covers an impressive range, with a number of heavyweights balanced by some more boutique offerings from the company's homeland.

Toolroom, R&S, Mobilee, Nervous, 50 Weapons, Madtech, and Monkeytown are just a few of the names that have been sounded out to take part. Global music retail brands Beatport, Traxsource and Juno are also on board to distribute the tracks, which are packaged as standard MPEG-4 files so they can play as stereo mixes through all the usual formats including iTunes.

A development on Native Instruments Traktor software, Stems is an open, multi-channel audio file format that allows DJs to interact with a track’s different musical elements, giving access to four parts of a full mix: drums, bass, synths and vocals. Each stem can be controlled independently to create new mixes, instrumentals and acapellas in a live setting — you can watch a video demo of Stems in our tech section! 

There's no official release date yet, with 'Summer 2015' being the only indication so far, however, the new Traktor Kontrol D2 deck comes 'Stems ready'.

Full list of Stems labels below.

50 Weapons, Abstract Architecture, Afterglow, Alphahouse, Autofake, Baroque Records, Black Hole Recordings, BluFin, Bulletdoge Records, Cadenza,Chapter 24 Records,Cocoon Recordings, Cr 2 Records, Crispy Crust Records, Deeptown Music, Dim Mak Records, Dirtybird, Dubsided, EPM, Exposure Music, Factor City, Ferox Records,Fields, FLASH Recordings, Formatik Records, Get Physical, Get Twisted Records, Ghostly International, Green, Herzblut Recordings, Hotflush Recordings, Hospital Records, Hydrozoa, InFiné, Intacto, Items & Things, KD Music,King Street Sounds, Kling Klong, KMS, Lapsus Music, Large Music, Le Mar Production, m-nus, Mad Decent, Manufactured Music, Milk & Sugar, mobilee Records, Monaberry, Monkeytown Records, Moon Harbour, Mundo Recordings, Myth Music, Nervous Records, Noir Music, Objectivity, Octopus Recordings, Ovum Records, Pild Records, Planet E, Poker Flat Recordings, R&S, RAM Records, Rejected, Room With A View, Sci + Tec, Simplify Recordings, Shitkatapult, Shogun Audio, Spektra Recordings, Spinnin Records, Suara, Systematic Recordings, Third Ear Recordings, Toolroom Records, Traum, Turbo Recordings, Upon You Records, Vicious Bitch, Voltage, Musique Records Watergate Records