Juan Atkins has always been, in his own words, “a music lover”. Growing up in Detroit, he would treat his parents’ dinner parties as an opportunity to act as DJ for the night, taking control of the record player to share what was catching his ear as a young, impressionable teenager. This was some years before he would first be exposed to synthesizers and electronic music, and go on to form countless essential partnerships as a producer, DJ, label owner and mentor.
“There’s something about Cybotron, in the name, that has picked up a cult status over the years”
Marlon Hoffstadt will release his new EP, ‘Ready For Take Hoff’, on 19th April via his own Midnight Themes label.
The Berlin-based producer, DJ and Savour The Moment party founder follows February’s ‘Simple Communication’ with a four-track outing of euphoric electro and glimmering proto house with more than a few moments of blissed out trance.
He may already have over two decades of DJing under his belt, but last weekend saw DJ Stingray finally step up to make his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.
Over the course of his two-hour mix, the Detroit DJ tears through 54 tracks, drifting between steely techno and breakneck electro. His contribution to the show takes in tracks from Solid Blake, Dax J, Rebekah and Surgeon amongst many others, before naturally coming to a close on the Drexciyan classic Cascading Celestial Giants.
Welsh electro producer Aloka will launch his new Typless label with the release of his ‘Concave/Convex’ EP this Friday 1st March.
The emerging producer breaks some heady ground on this two track release, announcing himself as a name to keep your ears well and truly perked for in the coming year.
We’ve got the release’s B-Side ‘Convex’ premiering below and, as you’ll soon hear, it’s a dark, sprawling cut of razor sharp electro that does more than enough to set a dancefloor alight. Check it out.
DMX Krew will release his new album ‘Glad To Be Sad’ this Friday 1st March.
The prolific UK producer – real name Edward Upton – returns to Hypercolour with his 19th (19th!!) LP and, unsurprisingly, it’s another varied and vibrant collection from an artist whose been honing his craft for well over two decades now.
Featuring Madrid-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer, Reka, in our Fresh Kicks series might feel a little strange. In truth, she’s been embedded in electronic music for over 15 years. After several eras of change though, it has only been in this decade that she has truly found and flourished in her artistic identity.
Ecotone will release the ‘Under His Eye’ album sampler EP via Bloody Mary’s Dame-Music on 8th February.
The Berlin-based live artist and producer, whose live sets and productions fuse elements of bassy techno, electro and IDM, will be releasing a full LP through the label on 22nd Feb, with the preceding album sampler EP serving as a four-track teaser for the full release.
Dame-Music has been building quite a reputation since launching in 2010, with 37 releases notched from the likes of Josh Wink, Hardfloor, Thomas P. Heckmann and KiNK.
Ireland’s TR One will release his new EP, ‘The Swim Meet’ on Canadian label Solar Phenomena on 15th January.
Following releases on Apartment Records, Lunar Disko and Don’t Be Afraid, the Carlow producer/DJ’s new release features three new original cuts plus a remix of the title track from Dublin-based Italian Lerosa.
Nascent Irish cassette label Moot Tapes will release its second EP this Wednesday 21st November.
Launched by prolific DJ/producer Peter Lawlor AKA Replete (One half of Solkatt), the label debuted in October with, ‘Lifting’, an ambient split EP from himself and Neil Quigley.
Maceo Plex is prepping a series of rare electro reissues on top of his new label, MPLX.
The 'Regenerator' releases will arrive via Lone Romantic and look to shine a spotlight on forgotten classics, starting off with DJ Emile's timeless broken workout, 'Beast From The Middle East', which arrives on 14th December.