Elkka joins our Fresh Kicks mix series with a percussive workout packed full of swing!
As head of the Femme Culture collective, Elkka has been championing female artists and promoting equal opportunities across all formats, holding club nights, art exhibitions and releasing killer tracks through the record label arm.
DGTL Barcelona has confirmed the talents that are set to provide the tunes 10th through 11th August at Parc Del Fòrum. Apollonia, Dax J, Jamie Jones and Honey Dijon are among the talents performing the fourth annual event.
Other techno artists include Oscar Mulero and the return of Rødhåd. Solomun and Maceo Plex will be laying down housier vibes. KiNK, DJ Tennis, Mind Against, Peggy Gou, Tijana T and Fatima Yamaha have also been confirmed.
Jamaica’s Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest is back for a second edition running 1st through 6th May with a mixture of artists such as Bedouin, Audiofly, Wolf+Lamb and many more.
The second wave of the line-up also includes Kabaka, Beenie Man, Chris Blackwell, and Lonely C (Soul Cap).
Set along the stunning Negril Beach, Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest celebrates local artists as well as electronic beats. The concept involves yoga and fitness, cannabis culture and well being, as well as house and reggae music.
Pioneering musician and producer Boyd Jarvis has died aged 59. He had been battling with cancer since 2016.
Best known for having co-writing and producing the 1983 hit ‘The Music Got Me’ with Jason Smith under the Visual alias, Jarvis was a hugely influential figure in house music’s early days. The New Jersey-based artist would go on to collaborate with and remix work by legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Chaka Khan and Prince. Later, he would go on to work with innovative figures in house music including, Joe Claussell, Louie Vega and Dave Morales.
Hugo Massien is back on E-Beamz this month with a four-tracker titled 'Almost Becoming Lucid'.
Dark, deep and rolling, the title-track harks back to classic Burial, with a lazy breakbeat and ghostly samples, yet there's an autonomic vibe too, with synth notes reminiscent of dBridge's late noughties work.
Elsewhere, Massien turns out more straight techno and house, but with that dusty, cosmic coating both he and the label have become famous for.
Carl Cox will helm the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix this weekend, ushering in its 25th anniversary on Saturday 6th January. The 4am broadcast will be the debut Essential Mix of 2018.
Cox curated his first Essential Mix in October 1994 for the program’s 49th episode.
Atella blend synth-heavy disco, bubbling house and dreamy techno for an totally cosmic edition of our Fresh Kicks mix series.
The Norwegian duo first caught DJ Mag's ear when they dropped a bouncy, fun-packed set for French party-starters Kitsuné at Bergen's Vil Vil Vest festival.
A blend of massive synth-lines reminiscent of their countryman Todd Terje, interstellar atmospherics and punchy percussion, their sound nestles somewhere between slow-mo disco and pop, but never sits still for more than a moment — a perfect fit to their label home, Belgium powerhouse Eskimo.
Wax Wings drops his 'Gravedance' EP via The Weird & The Wonder and Skint next month, so we've secured an exclusive first listen of the dancefloor dominating title-track — oh, you lucky things!
Having scored plays on Radio 1 with his previous two releases, 'System' and 'The Love Inside Me', the multi-talented British-Brazilian is firing on all cylinders as he closes out 2017.
Fittingly, 'Gravedance' is the definition of a pure club banger, driven by a huge horn synthline, punchy beat, laser effects and gutteral vocal cut.