Buy: https://bit.ly/2Z09kHn UK techno linchpin Alan Fitzpatrick is gearing up to launch a new leftfield and electronica oriented music label called Apex Faction. The first release on the imprint, which is set to drop on July 29, is an eloquent piece of music titled 'Clarity' from UK duo Model Man. Ahead of Apex Faction's debut EP, Fitzpatrick has handed over his pensive remix of the track to Mixmag for a premiere. “When I first heard Model Man’s track ‘Ketones’, it absolutely blew me away," Fitzpatrick explains. "I love their vibe and wanted to shout about them to the world. ‘Clarity’ is a perfect debut release for Apex. I’m keen to push music I believe in and I’m buzzing to have these guys at the forefront of my new label."
Buy: smarturl.it/EA_AlientronicRmxs1 Following the release of her epic 2019 album 'Alientronic', Berlin hero Ellen Allien taps Terence Fixmer, Introversion and Regal to deliver the first batch of remixes on 'Alientronic Rmxs 1'. Having just dropped today, Bpitch Control's intrepid leader has handed over Regal's "XTC Remix" of her track 'Electronic Joy'. Injecting his signature rave energy into the track, Regal succeeds in creating a high-octane tune with a breakdown that will blast you into another dimension.
Buy: https://bit.ly/2xZ0HRv West Coast tech house institution Desert Hearts is gearing up for the launch of their new subsidiary imprint Desert Hearts Black. Headed up by Desert Hearts founder Marbs and fellow sonic explorer Evan Casey, the label aims to venture "into the deeper and darker avenues of electronic music." For the label's debut release, Marbs and Evan Casey link up with Rinzen for a three-track EP titled 'Torus'. Ahead of its release on August 9, this trio of splendid artists has handed over the cut 'Helix' - a mischevious, seven-minute techno excursion packed with chimeric synth arrangements and exceptional soundscapes.
@mergelayers has been on a fine run of form recently and is keeping the good times rolling with a new six-track EP from A-Sim, featuring a remix from label co-head @nobel. French producer A-Sim has released on legendary techno imprints like Rawax and R&S recently, and brings one of the darker releases the Merge Layers catalogue has seen so far with pounding kicks driving through opening track 'The Homie Breakdown'. But light emerges from the darkness via stuttering vocals and a woozy melody, giving it that clubby ML flavour. Out July 19, get it via Bandcamp: https://mergelayers.bandcamp.com/
Buy: https://bit.ly/2SnTnZl Bulgarian DJ-producer Tripio X comes locked in with a grooving EP of gleaming minimal sounds with 'Esen' - set to drop on July 22 via Strange People Ahead of the five-track release, which features noteworthy remixes from Berlin artist Yulia Niko and label head Michael Rosa, Tripio X has handed Mixmag the EP's title-track for a premiere. Wonky and ultramodern to its core, the tune is an extended dancefloor outing that puts out the waviest of clubland vibes.
Buy: https://bit.ly/32AUSb2 Mr. Sunshine (@sunshinespf) - a new UK duo comprised of producers @ddanvers and @campion - land on the Brooklyn-based label @homagenewyork armed with a pack of formidable tech rollers for their new 'Max SPF' EP - slated for release on August 19. Ahead of this searing hot four-tracker's release, Mr. Sunshine has handed over the cut 'U Don't Know Me' - a troublesome and ruthless house bomb that's emitting so much heat, you'll need to break out the sunscreen (highest SPF possible).
Yaleesa Hall and Malin Genie continue to churn out creative collaborations with their 'Muck' EP, set for release via Malin's self-titled label, consisting of a stack of deep and gritty sonic excursions. Here Mixmag unveils 'Alpha Decay', a chugging techno cut that progresses with swirly stabs and enveloping atmospherics for a "a loose and lysergic dubby techno workout." The 'Muck' EP is set for release July 30.
The UK nu disco projects Slync and Cuz Electric combine their powers as Paper Street Soul for a scorching-hot three-tracker titled 'Saurischian Dancers' - set to drop on Citizens Of Vice on July 22. Ahead of the EP release, the trio has handed over the EP cut 'Always (On My Mind)' - a radiant exercise in futuristic funk with cosmic pads and a catchy vocoder hook.
Buy: https://bit.ly/2YTZXsJ Making his return to the esteemed Mobilee Records imprint, the eclectic French producer Rodriguez Jr. offers up a pure and passionate two-tracker titled 'Malecón Azul' - set to drop on July 19. Ahead of its release, Mixmag has locked in the EP's expansive and airy title track for a premiere. "Normally it begins in the studio, but these tracks come straight from the road, from the heat of the audience and the fluidity of the live performance," Rodriguez Jr. explains. "They’re filled with the energy they collected on tour. 'Malecón Azul' captures the intense and unique experience of being under the sun, in front of the sea, in a faraway place that feels like home."
Buy: https://delusionsofgrandeurrec.bandcamp.com/album/next-to-you-ep Franc Spangler lands back on Delusions Of Grandeur with his 'Next To You' EP, featuring a stack of eclectic cuts showcasing his sonic profile touching on dreamy motifs of house, funk, jazz and more. Leading off the release is the title track that leads in with a steady house rhythm, rugged bass line and warm synth chords before a sensual vocal adds to the ethereal atmosphere. It's a seductive and bumping ballad that marks a grand return of Franc Spangler and a welcomed addition to the stacked Delusions Of Grandeur catalogue. Don't sleep! The 'Next To You' EP is set for release July 26.
It's summer anthem season folks! Rejoice! So, with that in mind, it's as if trusty @SwingTing duo Samrai & Platt read our minds and our musical wishes with their latest offering 'Til The Morning'. With Grammy-nominated Devin Di Dakta(@user-167909806) and the heavenly @gemmadunleavy1 on board, it's an unabashed, blissful dancehall via smooth, silky r'n'b link-up ready and waiting to be blasted out of car stereos all summer long. (And then some...) 'Til The Morning' lands on July 19 via Swing Ting. Pre-order below. Pre-order: https://fanlink.to/TilTheMorning
Buy: https://fanlink.to/DanceSystemPlease James Connolly, also known as L-Vis 1990, revives his house-focused Dance System alias with a pair of slamming house cuts on Eats Everything’s Edible label. Leading off the release is 'Please', a piano-laden track built for injecting energy into any dancefloor with its pacey rhythms laying the foundation for warm chords and chopped vocals. Peak time business from Dance System, a grand return to house music for Connolly. 'Please / Make Funky House Great Again' is set for release July 26.
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@Staycore117’s @Dinamarca117 returns to the label with a ‘Vocalized’ version of his blissful 2018 EP ‘Sol De Mi Vida’. The EP, which translates to ‘Light Of My Life’, saw the 'Emotional Dance Music' kingpin explore a lighter, sweeter side of his musical palette across the seven instrumentals. Now, he’s offering up a floor-focused, vocal heavy rework featuring the likes of coucou chloe, Eartheater, Yayoyanoh, Ms Nina and La Favi. On ‘Jevi’, Bay Area crooner La Favi joins Spain-based artist Ms Nina on mic as the pair shift the lowkey reggaeton beat into a whine-ready summer banger with a distinkt Staycore edge. “I wanted to show a mix of different vocalists and genres; Spanish, English, French and Congolese. This selection of artist would never normally be on the same record,” says Dinamarca. “I am trying to make music that hasn’t existed before. If I hear something that’s similar I try to change it.” ‘Sol De Mi Vida' (Vocalized) lands on July 26 via Staycore.
Buy: https://bit.ly/2Jy4H2b Detroit native turned Berghain resident Ryan Elliot debuts on his brand new imprint Faith Beat with his appropriately named EP 'The Introduction' - set to drop on July 19. "Now it's time for me to have my own label/baby," says Elliot. "To release the music I want to whether it be from other artists I know and respect, or to give an opportunity to rising artists. I feel a strong need to do my own thing and to contribute now. And in a lot of ways, I feel like it’s a new chapter for me as an artist. Me becoming more of a producer and now a label owner, not just a DJ." Ahead of the release, Elliot has handed over the EP cut 'Climb The Ladder' - a perceptive, scrupulous and profoundly mechanical banger that held together by ironclad drum work that turns the tune into a club tool of the highest order.
Bristol badness incoming as @lurka lands on @wisdomteeth-uk with new three-track EP 'Let's Stay Together'. B2 cut 'Bodied' eases in with temperate percussive hits before collapsing into screwface territory with a seismic, warped bassline. Resonant chords then add a new dimension to the mix. Out July 26, pre-order here: https://wisdomteethuk.bandcamp.com/album/lurka-stay-lets-together
Buy: https://bit.ly/2LfMLey For her first record outside of her Danza Tribale label, Italian artist Adiel arrives on Kangding Ray's new Ara imprint with a new four-track EP titled 'Musicofilia'. Based off of Oliver Sacks' book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Adiel explores new ways to address repetition in music while also investigating its power to move and heal us. Ahead of the four-trackers release on July 26, the Roman DJ-producer has handed over her EP's title-track for a premiere on Mixmag. The song is a delicious examination of dissonances and soothing melodies that leaves a lasting impression.
Buy: https://fanlink.to/SUM6 Second State, the Berlin-based label headed by techno duo Pan-Pot, is about to release their latest compilation titled ‘SUM 6’. Mixmag has the pleasure of premiering ‘Ridiculous’, the second track off the record produced by the buzzing talent Risa Taniguchi. This number brings a wiggly layer of analog playfulness, set just above some slapping dungeon lows. Risa's been bubbling out of Tokyo as of late and with this new track on Second State she's proving to be an artist to watch closely moving forward. Tip! The ‘SUM 6’ compilation, which also includes tracks by Fabio Florido, Nick Curly, BEC and more, is set for release July 19.
Buy: https://bit.ly/2XFDXQT French legend Laurent Garnier teams up with Chambray for a steamy collaborative track titled 'Feeling Good' - set to land via Rekids on July 12. The jumping single comes paired with two remixes from the Rekids co-founder himself, Matt Edwards (aka Radio Slave). Ahead of the release, we've received Radio Slaves' rapturous and breaks-infused "revenge mix" of Chambray and Garnier's fantastic new tune.
'Input Vol. 1' is a new compilation curated by @cooppresents member @evm128, featuring talents such as @shyonebeats, @renatoparismusic and @turbojazz. The record is all about collaboration, and on the third track EVM128 joins forces with iLL Smith and @neshanyceesayittwice. 'Gold' is an infectious number, with a bumping beat and irresistible vocals. Out July 19, pre-order via Bandcamp: https://ffm.to/evmiv1