Kaytranada has dropped a new track, ‘Dysfunctional’, his first new music since the 'Nothin Like U/Chances' EP in 2018, which featured Ty Dolla $ign and Sha Lia.
This latest lyrical stepper also welcomes two collaborators, with vocals from Nigerian-American R&B sisters VanJess, whose own debut album, 'Silk Canvas' arrived last year with input from UK MC Lil Simz.
Marina Trench is climbing her way to the top of the Parisian DJ circuit. Fast becoming a regular both in the capital’s clubs and throughout the country, the past couple of years have seen her play alongside the likes of Chaos in the CBD, Overmono and Dan Shake in clubs like Concrete, Badaboum and beyond.
DJ Minx has stood at the core of Detroit’s club scene for over 20 years now. Motor City born and bred, the stalwart DJ, producer and Women On Wax collective/label founder, has stood as a champion for her hometown’s sound.
Dan Shake will release his ‘Freak’ EP via his own Shake label on 22nd April.
Since debuting on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music in 2014, the London-based DJ/producer has developed quite the reputation thanks to his boisterous take on disco and house fusion. Now he’s readying his latest 12” outing, comprised of two riotous cuts of dancefloor heat with clattering percussion and razor-sharp bass and vocal sampling.
Glitterbox have started a Change.org petition to encourage the creation of a disco ball emoji.
Asking that the emoji be introduced in the next iOS & Android, the beloved house and disco brand has described the disco ball as “a simple, but vital addition to the emoji keyboard”.
DJ EZ will revive his techno and house alias, Elvin Zedo, originally conceived back in 2004.
The announcement was made by the acclaimed UK garage turntablist via a video posted to Facebook, in which he explained the genres his moniker focuses on have 'always had a special place in my heart'.
"I'm super-excited to let you know about my DJ alias, Elvin Zedo," DJ EZ said. "[It] was created in 2004 as an avenue for me to play house and techno, which were the genres I played at the very start of my DJ career.
William Djoko will launch his new DJOKO imprint this Friday 22nd February with the release of his ‘Whiplash’ EP.
The Amsterdam-based DJ/producer, former Trouw resident and Ibiza regular follows a busy 2018 with a new four track EP of bass-heavy house, jubilant disco nods and rattling percussion. Following a collaboration with Loco Dice and a remix for Cassius last year, these new cuts present Djoko at his most urgent and individual.
In case you haven’t realised, we’re big fans of Violet here at DJ Mag HQ. Founder of one of our labels to watch for 2019, Naive, and a DJ/producer extraordinaire in her own right, she has in the past number of years become one of the most vital figures both in Lisbon’s scene and beyond.
Long Island Sound are next up on Bobby Analog’s Body Fusion label.
Set for release in March, the Berlin-based Irish duo deliver three crisp original house cuts on this EP, with a remix by Mr. Analog himself to boot.
Marking the first release on the label from a producer other than Bobby, the emerging pair take a straightforward approach to deep, swirling house to create a captivating and addictive record. The EP’s closer, ‘We Got Fired For This’, is a syrupy and atmospheric cut with resonant melodic bursts and a friendly dash of acid. You can hear it below.
Valentine’s Day, for all our cynicism, feels like the perfect day to acknowledge our favourite records inspired by love, sex and romance. To rescue you from the saccharine, hackneyed ballads that will no doubt be filling the airwaves today, we’ve put together a playlist of 30 loved-up club tracks to soundtrack this most polarising of days. Love it or hate it, this should provide the ideal Valentine’s Day backdrop and, hey, you might even find the perfect cut to send to your crush, if you can’t quite find the words.