Loud shirts, branded snap-caps and enough big-room rollers to bring down a fighter jet, Solardo are the most unstoppable force in UK tech-house at the moment. Born after a chance meeting in Manchester between an ex-dubstep pioneer and an aspiring house producer, the duo suddenly found themselves dropping tunes onto Skream's Of Unsound Mind label and Jamie Jones' Hot Creations while going viral online left, right and centre. With their Solardo Sessions touring the UK, we checked in with the boys ahead of their appearance for us at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami later this month...
Orlando Voorn drops his new track 'Love' as part of Entrepôt Records' latest LP.
The Belgian label is based in Brussels, the heart of Europe. It was founded by UC Beatz in 2014 with the idea to release raw house beats on wax and is dedicated to the underground culture and influenced by the house of Chicago and Detroit, disco, hip-hop, soul and funk.
The label is intentionally not distributed and sell his releases directly to the customer and to the shops. Each release is limited to 100 copies with no repress.
By now the history of electronic music and its journey into clubs, concert venues, stadiums and homes worldwide is a well-established narrative. It’s a story that typically includes the same names along the way: Giorgio Moroder here, Patrick Cowley there; Vangelis on the one hand, Derrick May on the other.
Australian-born DJ/producer Husky is on a roll. His album 'Break Free' on his own imprint Bobbin' Head garnered some serious airtime on the office stereo last year, and now he's back with a brand-new EP titled 'Movin' On'.
A slick house cut featuring sultry vox courtesy of Shyam, we've locked down the remix by disco hero Pete Herbert that we're premiering right here, right now — listen to it below.
Fiercely low-slung tech
Morgan is the Australia-born, Barcelona-based selector that first came on to DJ Mag’s radar with her ‘The Queens EP’ on Sunday Money Music in April. She’s since seen releases through Desolat, No.19 Music and Budare, whilst also continuing a collaborative partnership with Argentinian producer Guti.
The Australian featured on the title track of his ‘Swings EP’ in November, with the fierce piece of four/four-driven tech the best offering from the duo yet.
Hardwell has shared his first single of 2017, 'Party Till The Daylight'. You can listen to it below.
Sampling from Global Deejays & Chris Willis’ 'Party 2 Daylight' and GTA & Valentino Khan’s 'Break Your Neck', Hardwell's new track takes a slight detour from his usual arena-smashing EDM, instead blending his big room sound with a something more akin to bass house.
A new documentary in the Unsung series which explores pioneering DJ Frankie Knuckles and the foundations of house music has been released.
Known as 'The Godfather of House', Frankie Knuckles was a key player during the development of the genre as it flourished within the gay clubs of New York City and Chicago during the 1980s.
Titled Unsung: Frankie Knuckles and The Roots of House Music, the half-hour film features interviews with many notable faces from the early days of house, including Frankie Knuckles, Farley Jackmaster Funk and Jesse Saunders.
Cause & Affect brought fire to the booth at our 25 Years of DJ Mag party at The Rainbow Venues last month, so much so in fact, we asked for another helping to share with you!