Rising house and techno star Kris Davis returns to Needwant after his highly sought after remix of Ashworth on the label — and we’ve got the first listen of his single 'Delta' right now! Having burst on the scene in 2014 with first EP 'Closer' on Subjekt Recordings in 2014, Davis has picked up support from the scene’s leading lights including Maceo Plex and Hot Since 82.
After a short hiatus Stefano Ritteri’s Congaloid Records returns with a new two track EP from Copenhagen’s Nandu.
Emerging out of the Denmark’s underground house and techno scene, Nandu’s productions are steeped in jazzy motifs whilst combining the warm sonics of South America alongside the glacial tones of Nordic winters.
We’ve bagged the exclusive first play of Nandu’s latest, ‘Silver’, which sees the producer weave fidgety percussion lines against glassy melodies for an uneasy cut of tribal tech house.
This week’s DJ Mag podcast comes from DJ Zinc and sees the UK-based DJ and producer deliver a one hour mix that showcases his versatility in spades.
Having built a name for himself in the UK drum and bass scene, in recent years Benjamin Pettit has become known for his versatile production style fusing his love of house, jungle, breaks and UK garage into one giant melting pot.
We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to go to EXIT Festival from Thursday 7th July to Sunday 10th July.
The prize includes one pair of four day festival passes (so you can bring a friend), camping passes, flights and airport transfers.
Taking place in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river the Danube, EXIT festival has grown into one of world’s most respected and biggest festivals.
Ahead of their performance at Love International festival next month, Futureboogie’s Ron Basejam & Neil Diablo take the reins of this week’s DJ Mag podcast, under the name Ron & Neil, with an hour of disco goodness to help kickstart your weekend.
It’s all change at Spring Awakening Music Festival this year with Chicago’s much-loved dance music festival moving to Addams/Medill Park near University Village.
“We worked very hard to find a new home for Spring Awakening in a very short amount of time, and would like to thank our fans for their patience and unconditional support,” explains Jeff Callahan, Founder of Spring Awakening Music Festival.
As well as new digs, the festival has assembled an all-star cast of DJs for the three-day festival, with the two mainstages offering a dance music spread fit for a king.
Granular synthesis might require a slightly unconventional approach but it’s capable of extremely complex and unique tones. When it comes to sound design, it can do everything from transform a hi-hat into a piano to turn a second-long sample into a minute-long drone. This video, recorded live as part of Point Blank’s Friday Forum series, provides insight into the power of granular synthesis, as well as some of the other creative methods you can learn as part of Point Blank’s courses.
This week’s DJ Mag podcast comes to us via Leftwing & Kody, who deliver a punchy live set recorded at London rave cave Studio 338.
Since forming in 2012, Leftwing & Kody (real names Jon Kong and Chris Adie) have been on a steady upward trajectory.
During the last four years the duo have bagged a monthly Rinse FM show, earned themselves residencies at London’s Fabric and Sankeys Ibiza, as well as knocking out consistently brilliant releases for the likes of Hot Creations, VIVa, Knee Deep, Suara, MadTech and their own imprint, Lost Records.
“In the beginning there was Jack... and Jack had a groove!” So the old Mr Fingers track goes, but of course music made for dancing to in clubs, as we know it now, began far earlier than the house that rose from Chicago in the mid-1980s. Before DJ Magazine’s birth in 1991 (prior to that, the magazine was called Jocks), dance records and club culture had been through a myriad different incarnations and evolutions.
Some things in life just happen; the stars align or elements combine for a perfect chemical reaction. That's Pan-Pot. Meeting in their early 20s by chance in 2003 at Sound & Audio Engineering school (SAE) in Berlin, the duo immediately established a bond like no other.