Back in April, we caught up with Amsterdam-based duo Black Girl / White Girl to talk about their recent release on Green Velvet’s Relief label. As they delivered an infectious, dancefloor ready mix for our Fresh Kicks series, they made sure that we knew that they were “up to something” and that more new music was on the way.
London-based, Welsh born siblings Trutopia play the sort of sets made for sunny day raves. With releases on labels like Love & Other, CR2 and Get Twisted, they have been steadily building a profile over the past couple of years while their sets in some of the UK’s finest clubs have consistently been going down a treat.
Ahead of the Dvine Sounds third birthday bash next Thursday 12th April in DJ Mag’s Work Bar, we’re premiering a new track from the label’s Josh Parkinson.
The Select Radio resident has previously released tracks on Ministry of Sound Records and now makes his debut on Sam Divine’s label with ‘Round My Way’. A deep, rolling tech house groover with a catchy vocal sample and infectious bass line, the track is a fine indicator of what to expect from the fast-rising DJ’s set at the party next week. He will play b2b with labelmate Jess Bays.
The Solardo boys are standing by the canal in Haggerston, east London. They’re dressed in sharp black suits and bowler hats, a far cry from their customary attire — chiefly characterised by a succession of loud, usually disgusting shirts — but they seem to be revelling in the moment. Posing and clowning around for photos, passing pedestrians and cyclists seem to half-fear that our anti-heroes are going to push them into the canal.
- Dead Man's Chest
- DJ Boring
- East End Dubs
- Kelly Lee Owens
Latmun’s appeal is broad and his tunes have found their way into the bags of everyone from Carl Cox to Jamie Jones. In the last 12 months, Joe Bradley has released on VIVa, Hot Creations and Relief Records and hit Beatport’s top spot a number of times.
Snatch! boss Riva Starr will be among those repping his label as it takes over the DJ Mag live stream on 24th November.
The Italian label is best known for its many excellent tech-house offerings, with Riva Starr AKA Stefano Miele often leading the charge.
To celebrate the label’s 100th release, Riva Starr & co. have nabbed a number of their favourite DJs for a special live stream at north London venue, Work Bar.
There is no denying that Darius Syrossian does things his own way. In the modern world, even the freshest faces in the scene have managers, PRs and social media teams all working for them. These teams orchestrate every post, every interview and every word spoken by their artist. Although it’s nice that some professionalism has come to the all-too-often lackadaisical dance world, it can all get a little too stale. Too often people keep their mouth shut in order to make friends with people in high places.
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...
It’s Tuesday night in early October 2005 and Colin McBean is lying dead on an operating table at Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.
Just under an hour ago, he felt the first murmurings of a massive heart attack whilst getting in bed. After being raced to hospital and rushed through triage, over the past few minutes his body has begun to shutdown entirely.
First his speech went, then his hearing, before he was deemed immobile, meaning prior to his heart stopping he had only been able to watch as the medical team frantically tried to save his life.