Diynamic staple Magdalena steps back into the limelight with 'Wildlife' EP - a majestic release that will drop via Rebellion on December 14. "I hit the studio whenever I have a strong feeling or sense of passion”, Magdalena explains when speaking about her upcoming EP. "This passion has led to the creation of three original productions that fit perfectly within the musical ethos of Rebellion." Ahead of the release, Magdalena has gifted Mixmag the EP cut 'Lizard' - a thick, hypnotic and anxious track propelled by a rhythmic bassline. Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2SQP3Rp
France-based artist Raito is rounding out the year with a collection of originals out soon on Carl Cox's iconic label Intec. 'Believe In Me' is a rattling, fast and furious tune that feels right to help push a dancefloor right over the edge at a primed peak moment. Look out for plenty more coming from Raito next year and watch out for 'Believe In Me' out December 14.
Buy: https://www.beatport.com/release/voices-ep/2454166 London-based artist Third Son takes to his own Polymath imprint with his 'Voices' EP possessing a diverse collection of electronic flavors, including the gritty, energetic and breakbeat laden lead track 'National Anthem'. Since emerging with a unique sound profile that contrasts edgy textures and hard hitting beats with somewhat ethereal motifs, Third Son has graced such esteemed labels as Dusky's 17 Steps, Green Velvet's Cajual Records, Oliver Koletzki's Stil Vor Talent and many more. Now he turns his attention to his Polymath label, releasing material riddled with infectius breaks, piercing synth work and deep sonics. The 'Voices' EP is a major statement from Third Son, one that can't be ignored. 'Voices' EP is set for release December 21.
For the next release on his Closer imprint, Berlin's @moomin is gearing up to drop a new two-tracker, 'Concrete Ground'. Offering up "an exciting change of perspectives", Moomin has given Mixmag the exclusive premiere of his forthcoming release's b-side, 'Grounds' - an imposing and UK garage influenced slammer that Moomin is calling his "most ravey" tune to date. 'Concrete Grounds' drops via Closer on December 18 Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2UyT2U8
For their next story in sound, UK imprint Chapter 24 Records has tapped Italian DJ-producer and Diynamic regular Andy Bros to deliver the three-track EP, 'Coure'. Ahead of its release date, Andy Bros has offered Mixmag an exclusive stream of the EP's showstopping title track. Cut together with melting synth lines, rich piano chords and an unshakeable drum arrangement, 'Coure' is a personal tune that "affirms the power of keeping an open heart." 'Coure' drops on December 14 via Chapter 24 Records. Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/CH037BP
Tracklist: https://mixmag.net/feature/the-cover-mix-objekt “For my Mixmag cover mix I just wanted to give readers an idea of some of the things I’ve been playing out in my sets recently. With only an hour or so to play with I decided not to go too crazy with the BPM ranges or polyrhythmic excursions of other recent mixes of mine, but I still wanted to thread together my usual broad range of styles while keeping it relatively accessible and party-friendly overall – at least by my standards. It’s mostly new(ish) material with a couple of older records thrown in, weaving its way through techno, breakbeat, electro, deconstructed club, garage and acid – a good example of what I might play in the first hour of a longer set, perhaps, before potentially venturing further into faster electro or IDM or jungle or slowing it way down later on.” @keinobjekt
French house DJ-producer Kulkid and rising vocalist Kaleena Zanders have teamed up for a compelling collaboration titled 'Skyline'. Produced during a road trip through US national parks, the track conveys the excitement of travel and the raw beauty of nature. Kaleena Zanders brings the cherry on the cake with her warm and soulful voice, delivering a powerful and sentimental dimension to the song. Kaleena Zanders had this to say on the new track: "While staying completely original, Kulkid's production in "Skyline" embodies the energy and feel of artist such as Lane 8, The Magician, Amtrac & Kidnap. Coming from a background in vocal soul house, I felt it would be unique to show more emotion in my writing and vocal performance on a beautiful track like this." Kaleena Zanders recently joined Mixmag, AKG and a team of exceptional artists for a wholly unique electronic music retreat in Woodstock, New York. With an emphasis on seclusion and artistic solidarity, Zanders reflected on her love of improvisation and joined some talented producers in the studio to provide powerful vocals over their tunes.
Buy: https://cactustraxx.bandcamp.com/album/ferocactus-pilosus-ccts001 Brooklyn-based label Cactus Traxx launches with its debut various artists release titled 'Ferocactus Pilosus', featuring a stack of dusty house cuts including Slim Steve's acidic lo-fi banger 'Return Of The Computer'. 'Ferocactus Pilosus', which also includes tracks by D_Roots, Ray Kandinski, DJ Barbo$$a and Fede Lng, is set for release January 8. Each physical copy contains seeds of the namesake cactus (Ferocactus pilosus) along with instructions for growth & care.
Canadian artist Art Department aka Jonny White comes storming through with 'The Breeding Ground' EP as his first release on Kerri Chandler’s mighty Kaoz Theory imprint, which includes the high-octane house cut 'Boa'. Showcasing the esubtle volution of his sound while staying true to his consistent dedication to the dancefloor, Art Department's new material consists of jacking rhythms with a contrast of organic and rugged textures. It's a bold and brilliant four tracker and a welcomed addition to Kaoz Theory's standout catalog of releases. 'The Breeding Ground' EP is set for release December 10.
Jazz trombone trap artist Alexander Lewis has teamed up with KRANE for a new and imposing collaboration titled 'Sorbet Guts'. Packed with hard bass and rolling percussion, Alexander Lewis conducts this towering track using his trademark horn sound - a powerful style of production that's filled with screw-face goodness. Alexander Lewis recently joined Mixmag, AKG and a team of exceptional producers for a wholly unique electronic music retreat in Joshua Tree, California. With an emphasis on seclusion and artistic solidarity, Lewis hit the studio to explore new sounds and reflect on how electronic music has altered his creative output forever. Look for more info on this project coming soon.
For the final release of 2019, SVBKVLT are excited to present ‘Scissor’,an EP byMun Sing,the juddering solo project of Giant Swan‘s Harry Wright.
Trance lovers, rejoice. Paul van Dyk is gearing up to release a 14-track trance masterpiece, 'Music Rescues Me' - his ninth official studio album. Helping to establish the foundation of trance in the early '90s and supplying the scene with dancefloor anthems through his Vandit label, Paul van Dyk has played an integral role in guiding the scene and developing the booming dance music industry with each passing year. "This new album is not about music bringing one person back from the brink," van Dyk explains in a press release. "Its theme reaches beyond that. This is about music’s ability to open us up, to stimulate mental imagery, to unlock or bring back memories. It’s about its often hard-to-fathom capacity to support us, to get us through our tougher or more challenging times, as well as soundtracking the good ones, and making them even better." Ahead of the album's release on December 7, Paul van Dyk has shared his collaborative album cut with Saad Ayub, 'Future Memories' - an uplifting number that will transport you to the flashing euphoria of PvD's mega-venue raves. 'Music Rescues Me' drops on December 7 via Vandit Records. Purchase: https://bit.ly/2UlL54F
Buy: https://getphysicalmusic.lnk.to/GPM482 Legendary American producer and DJ Arthur Baker is in top form with his latest release titled 'Higher Power' landing on the esteemed Get Physical imprint, showcasing his brilliant fusion of driving rhythms and tribal motifs to deliver pure dancefloor energy. Featuring vocals by Lumina, the new ballad builds on Baker's experience working with and elevating artists like Quincy Jones, Afrika Bambaataa and New Order. Now he takes Lumina's chanting verse and layers it over pumping disco drums and exotic guitar riffs, crafting an energetic journey packed with sonic bliss. 'Higher Power' is set for release December 7.
Celebrating 20 years of his seminal Chicago imprint, Faris Wheel Recordings, Gene Farris gears up to deliver is a tasty remix package of his hit collaboration with Sonny Fodera, 'We Work It'. The four-track EP features remixes from PAX, Sacha Robotti, GAWP and CJ Jeff. Ahead of its release on December 7, Mixmag delivers GAWP's glitched out and frothy rework of this vital dancefloor banger. 'We Work It (Remixes)' drops on December 7 via Farris Wheel Recordings Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2Sx7xpx
French artist Madben is in top form with his new material in 'The Ceremony' EP landing on Ellum Audio, featuring a grand techno anthem of a title track. Madben has been innovating with techno motifs for nearly a decade, whether that be during his residency at Rex Club in Paris or with releases on labels like Motech and Bedrock. Now he continues to showcase his unique approach with three original tracks that glow with deep chords, intense energy and shades of Detroit influence. Madben's 'The Ceremony' EP is set for release December 7.
It's here. It's happening. Dubstep kingpin Commodo shares his long-awaited Deep Medi two-tracker 'MEDi104' with the world this month, and today we are thrilled to be premiering highly-coveted A-side cut 'Rikers'. Much like a slew of other iconic Deep Medi plates, this one has been dominating the dance, the airwaves and the OG forums for years as dedicated fans drink in Commodo's killer combination of brain-rattling bass and delicate melodic motifs. Our advice? Wheel this up immediately. ‘MEDi104’ is scheduled for a 12” and digital release on December 21. Pre-order below. Pre-order: https://store.deepmedi.com/vinyl/medi104
Minimal mastermind Marc Houle gears up to release a raging three-track EP 'Under The Sand' via his Items & Things imprint. Ahead of the Canadian techno artist's release, Marc Houle has shared the EP cut, 'Like LSD' - a hypnotic and gnawing tune with steamy energy and heavy-handed low-end vibe that drives deep into the dark hours of the night. Marc Houle's 'Under The Sand' EP drops on December 7 via Items & Things Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2KuMotw
NYC-based Rissa Garcia, the Dancing Room Only resident DJ and founder of NightChild Records, steps up to release her debut in the 'Wanna Feel Loved' EP via her own imprint, which features the jacking house anthem 'Tryna Prove'. Having been inspired by Danny Tenaglia during his residency at Club Vinyl from 1999 through 2004, Rissa Garcia has been avidly collecting records and rinsing them at various high-profile club gigs for over a decade. She's shared the decks with legends including Danny Krivit, Todd Terry, Tony Humphries, Kenny Dope and Ultra Nate, among others, and her own productions channel the vast amount of dance music knowledge she's accumulated over the years. Her first release is a massive step out of the DJ booth and proves there's much more to come from this rising talent. Rissa Garcia's 'Wanna Feel Loved' EP is set for release December 21.
Buy: https://www.beatport.com/release/mutant-romance/2448894 Maceo Plex launches his new MPLX imprint with two of his own tracks that showcase more of his versatility as a producer. The new label will be a "vehicle for personal experimentation" and the esteemed producer's first release on MPLX solidifies its ethos. 'Mutant Romance' leads off the EP with a grooving rhythm that lays the foundation for a euphoric and emotive melody building as cosmic stabs pierce through a resounding bass. Maceo Plex has been known to stretch his sound in new directions and this new material continues his exciting output of releases. Look for the 'Mutant Romance' EP to be released December 7.
Peckham duo FYI Chris joins German label Toy Tonics with their forthcoming EP, 'Songs About People's Feelings'. Linking with Toy Tonics' label boss Kapote, they all realized that they had a very similar vision of music and how dance music should develop. After the duo remixed Kapote's track 'Salvation' earlier this year, the next logical step in their blossoming musical friendship was a four-track release from FYI Chris on the admired imprint. Here Mixmag premiere's the EP cut, 'B Glasser' - a sharp, MPC original with quivering soundscapes, dripping percussive elements and hypnotic synths. Songs About People's Feelings drops on December 7 via Toy Tonics Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2Rud0xm