Apparently a supernova is a more powerful version of a nova, which itself is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion in a white dwarf star. If you can't get your head around that, concentrate instead on the only metaphorically nuclear Supernova, aka the Italian duo of Emijay and G.O.D.I.
If you need to be told who Loco Dice is you're on the wrong website.
Nothing short of an industry monolith, the Desolat co-boss has prepped another massive mix, this time for a perhaps unlikely label, 14-year-old house of house Defected.
Though, compiling tracks from Kyle Hall, Glimpse and Diplo, the two-disc collection presents an interesting departure from a DJ/producer who nailed the robust tech house formula yonks ago and is refusing to get stuck.
Armand van Helden, Honey Dijon, Masters At Work and Roger Sanchez are among the names locked in for this year's Defected Croatia.
The festival, taking place 8th - 13th August at The Garden Resort in Tisno, will also feature Eats Everything, who took our Hot Seat last year, as well as house legends Dennis Ferrer and Todd Terry. There will also be an extended boat party schedule of 18 across the six days. Cue copious, week-long house bangers.
Eli Escobar may look like he’s in his 20’s, but the New York mascot for disco-leaning house music has been in the game for some 20 years. A Boiler Room favorite, Escobar is a formally trained musician who knows his musical sweet spot and tends to stick with it. Part of the Bushwick-based Tiki Disco crew and the owner of the Night People label and associated party, Escobar’s productions have been released on all the top labels of the genre: Nervous, Strictly Rhythm, and Defected, to name just a few.