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.
Marenn Sukie takes a chilled out trip through leftfield dance on the later edition of our Fresh Kicks series.
The UK producer — otherwise known as Chris Roth — has just dropped his new 'Malinal' EP, launching Banoffee Pies Records' OTAKU series.
Described as "Music For Home", releases will feature "a range of expertly composed live drum elements" and explore and the leftfield, experimental end of the spectrum.
The EP has a distinctly organic feel, with soft keys, brass and lush atmospheric textures floating around inspired drumwork.
HNQO serves up an hour of sultry tech-house grooves on for the 48th edition of our Fresh Kicks mix series.
One of Brazil's most highly acclaimed young stars, HNQO has already landed a residency at the famous Warung Beach Club and increased his standing abroad over the past few years through European tours and a solid catalogue of releases.
2012 saw him join Jamie Jones' Hot Creations label with two-tracker 'Point Of View', before delivering a track for DFTD in 2014 and continuing to drop via his own Playperview imprint.
Maya Jane Coles is set to release an all-new club mix of ‘Darkside’, the third track to be taken from the UK independent artist’s highly-praised new double LP, ‘Take Flight'.
Deemed by DJ Mag earlier this year as her "landmark album", the club mix of ‘Darkside’ sees Maya add her own dancefloor-ready twist to the melancholic original that features London folk-electronica artist and regular collaborator, Chelou.
Elisa Bee made her debut on Unknown To The Unknown last month, so we put her to the test for our Fresh Kicks series.
Having only a few releases to her name so far — including work for Portugal's Enchufada, a remix for Bottom Forty and an EP on Booty Call Records — the young Italian's UTTU record marks the next step in her career.