Octo Octa will release her new EP, ‘For Lovers’, via Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint on 1st March.
The producer, live act and DJ – whose huge acid remix of FaltyDL we premiered last week – will follow up her and Eris Drew’s ‘Devotion’ EP and subsequent T4T LUV NRG tour with the release of her “most vulnerable work to date”.
Jayda G will release her debut album, ‘Significant Changes’, via Ninja Tune on 22nd March.
The album will land a month after she finishes up her four-week Phonox residency, and will feature nine original cuts of her joyous and off-kilter brand house, disco and funk.
Nina Kraviz has remixed Marie Davidson’s 'Workaholic Paranoid Bitch'. You can listen to it below.
The remix, which turns the original into a 145bpm techno cut, is released today via Ninja Tune.
Helena Hauff has dropped two new tracks from her forthcoming album, 'Qualm', which arrives next Friday, 3rd August, via Ninja Tune.
The Hamburg-based electro and techno DJ and producer has shared 'Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg' and 'It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid'. These follow tasters of 'Qualm' and 'Qualms', which we got our hands on in June, both of which also feature on the new record— her first full-length outing in almost three years.
Helena Hauff has confirmed her new album, 'Qualm', will be released on 3rd August through Ninja Tune.
We first reported on news of an email between the Hamburg-based producer and DJ and the label last week, in which she described the work as 'raw', since going on to state via press release that her intention is to "create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers". It's her first album since 2015's 'Discreet Desires'.
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Ninja Tune appear to be building their own branded hardware delay unit. According to leaked photos from Gearporn.Berlin, the 'Zen Delay' is a multi-made delay unit with a valve signal path, low-pass, high-pass and bandpass filter, MIDI in and Drive knob. While none of the tech specs are official, it's clear from the front panel that there are four modes of Delay – BBD for classic 80s-chip delay, ping-pong for left-and-right channel delay effects, tape delay and standard stereo delay.
Coldcut, the legendary pairing of Jon More and Matt Black, formed in 1986 and subsequently rose through the ranks of UK electronic scene thanks to their maverick approach to production, DJing and releasing music. Now, 32 years later, the pair are as innovative, influencial and stubborn as ever as producers, collaborators and label heads.
Let’s be honest: Christmas shopping is a nightmare. Whether you’re shopping for a casual dance music fan or a full-on synth-loving production nerd, DJ Mag has got you covered with a range of top-notch gifts to suit all budgets. There’s also a tech-focused listicle you can read here — for those devoted music fans set to be working on their new EP over the holidays — but for now, here’s our wrap-up of the best gifts for dance music lovers from the web.
At first glance, we’re led to believe that the worlds of classical and electronic music are galaxies apart. But there are more parallels and crossovers than you might think, and a new wave of electronic artists and composers are finding inspiration by reconnecting dance music with its classical past. DJ Mag talks to Marc Romboy, Jules Buckley, Max Richter, Carl Craig and others to check the score…
WORDS: Ben Osborne