After three years in production, Jauz — AKA LA-based Sam Vogel — has finally dropped his debut album under the moniker.
Featuring collaborations from DJ Snake and Kiiara, The Wise and the Wicked is a mixture of genres and styles from heavy dubstep to metal-flavoured dance which drops via Bite This Records.
Split up into chapters which are dictated by production style, The Wise and The Wicked tells a dystopian story in which society faces dangers from increasingly inventive modern day threats.
The legendary Chaka Khan has announced that she will release a brand-new album on Switch’s new label, Diary Records.
Khan hasn't released an album since 2007’s ‘Funk This’ and for her latest long play, she's enlisted Switch on production duties.
Since leaving Major Lazer in 2013, Switch has largely been working with his partner and collaborator, Sara Ruba, who co-wrote the first single off the Chaka Khan's new album, 'Like Sugar', which you can hear below.
Rave manipulators and merciless electronic historians EVOL have returned with a new mix LP that charts the history of acid house in the most intense way imaginable.
This crash course of an album – titled ‘Ideal Acid’ – is 20 minutes long and features a very apt and frankly unfathomable 303 acid tracks. The LP will have a limited run of 303 copies and is set to be released on longstanding label iDEAL with the catalogue number 303 (of course).
RL Grime has announced the release of his second album, ‘Nova’, will be released in late July.
The collaborative-heavy ‘Nova’ comes a full four years since the release of Henry Steinway’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Void’.
The producer’s new album weighs in at 15 tracks, eight of which feature guest spots from the likes of Miguel, Chief Keef, Joji, Jeremih, Tory Lanez and Ty Dolla $ign and Daya.
It makes sense that DJ Mag has landed in Barcelona to meet DJ Koze. It’s a city where the abstract and traditional happily co-exist, where snake-like, meandering streets flow into strict, rigid grids and modernist architecture complements classic design. A symbol of independence for many, it’s a place constantly under construction, where cranes loom over half-finished concepts and where individualism is celebrated at every turn, with parks and museums dedicated to experimental icons.
Armin van Buuren has delivered another mouth-watering two CD exploration of trance music in 2018 with a new ‘A State of Trance 2018’ mix album.
Mixing 42 blistering cuts, ranging from progressive flavours to uplifting future classics, the two-CD mix album includes three brand-new singles from the five-time Top 100 DJs winner.
Featuring the likes of David Gravell, DRYM x Omnia, Fatum, KhoMha, Protoculture, Purple Haze, Super8 & Tab and of course Armin van Buuren himself, the mix is another memorable snapshot of the genre in 2018.
Bust ups. Car park fist fights. Prison sentences. Vicious acrimonious splits resulting in major High Court settlements. Six-day self-finding mushroom binges in the Highlands. Tabloid scandals, legal wrangles, studio strangles, love triangles... absolutely none of this happened during the making of Blocks & Escher’s long, long, long awaited debut album ‘Something Blue’. But it really feels like it ought to have done.
“I wasn’t even up for it initially,” admits Will ‘Escher’ Hansen, the bespectacled member of the operation (so you know who’s who). “I didn’t know what the point of an album was these days. Everyone’s got such a short attention span nowadays, what’s the point of doing one? But Phil persuaded me over time, saying how an album can be a statement.”
Swiss experimental electronic producer Aïsha Devi has shared the third single to be lifted from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘DNA Feelings’.
Set for release on 11th May via Fabric Records offshoot Houndstooth, ‘DNA Feelings’ finds the artist and Danse Noire label head venturing even further into her unique, trance-inducing brand of electronica. Fusing propulsive beats, ambient textures and ferocious synth stabs, Devi creates an intense atmosphere that is dizzying in both a live setting and on headphones.
Legendary Detroit DJ/producer extraordinaire Moodymann has teased a new album, set for release in June.
Last week, the sample maestro and dancefloor innovator shared a new track, ‘Got Me Coming Back Right Now’, featuring regular collaborator Amp Fiddler and his band, Amp Dog Knights.
Paul Kalkbrenner has shared another single from his forthcoming album ‘Parts of Life’. ‘Part Eight’ is the second single to be unveiled from the LP which is set to drop on 18th May.