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This week in Selections Detroit DJ and producer Reggie Dokes steps up to provide us with a few of his most influential beats. A native of Detroit, Dokes’ recent travails have seen him perk up on the likes of Philpot, Royal Oak, Clone and We Play House; proof indeed of his undoubted production nous. His latest work, the Detroit Luv EP will be released on Psychostasia Recordings in October.
Japan’s DJ Shufflemaster joins Paco Osuna’s Mindshake imprint with a muscular techno single featuring remixes from the label founder and Gary Beck.
Taapion Records co-founder PVNV returns to his label with five atmospheric cuts this September.
Underground electronic music label Minimood celebrates ten years of existence with a stunning double 12”, vinyl only release, presenting the finest dub infusions. The original comes from Luke Hess and Sascha Dive with pioneering figures Delano Smith, Steve O’Sullivan and Tobias on the remixes.
Following up the release of Lazy Ants 'Low Profile' earlier this year, we spoke to the main man himself to find out his favourite tunes from recent memory and he did not disappoint with his fine selections. Make sure to check out Low Profile which is available on White Forest Records.
After storming into the scene in 2010 with Afrika, released on D:vision, De Gama returns with a much awaited two track release on newly formed Samosa Records. The vinyl only release, entitled Yebo/Mantekilla, will hit shelves on September the 5th and features two stunning tracks which are sure to follow Afrika in style.
To celebrate the release of DØOB, Armie and Javi Green's Deaf Humans EP, out on Clockpoets now, we spoke with Javi to discuss his favourite tracks. The Deaf Humans EP is the second release on Spanish imprint Clockpoets, which is a stunning effort featuring three originals from the dynamic trio. It continues Clockpoets’ auspicious start, further cementing its reputation as a label to keep an eye on.
British Techno legend Ben Sims debuts on DJ Deep’s seminal Deeply Rooted imprint with four muscular cuts. The ‘Gamma Ray Subway’ EP drops in Mid-September 2017.
This week in Selections, Alejandro AKA Nervouz Boy steps up to provide us with some of his favourite beats from his personal locker. His new EP, entitled "My New Life" is out now on his own new label, ANB Independent
Marking their foray into the digital world, the highly talked about techno imprint Social Experiment steps away from its usual “no remixes” ethos to commission production heavyweight Chris Liebing for the reworking of a special cut from Toronto artist Mario J under his AD/D moniker.
Pierre Codarin continues his series of releases on his own label this July with four of his own solid cuts. The fast rising DJ-producer’s vinyl series continually picks up support from an array of respected talent, such as Radio Slave, Raresh, Laurent Garnier, Jackmaster, ItaloJohnson, Apollonia, and more.
Respected Parisian producer DJ Deep debuts on Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory with four rhythmic house tracks this August. ‘For The Love Of Kaoz’ EP is out on Kaoz Theory on 28th August 2017.
Following his release on DVS1’s Mistress Recordings in early 2017, Look Like strikes back with a new release on his own Akoya Circles imprint. 'Delta' is a four track blend of early Detroit & Chicago sounds with a hip hop sensibility, sprinklings of acidic basslines and playful drum programming.
This week's In Case You Missed It we take a look at Denis Sulta's set from Sonar. In typical Sulta fashion he cycles through genres seamlessly, with disco anthems, acid, house, and cult classics all featuring heavily throughout.
In one of the most anticipated releases this year, Zeb Wayne returns with a majestic and scintillating song titled ‘Wulfman’, featuring a trio of heavy weight remixes from Alva Noto, Calibre and Radio Slave.
This week in Selections, Tribal Pulse head honcho Boom Merchant steps up to deliver his favourite tracks from recent memory. The Glaswegian-born producer has had a busy year releasing tracks on Asymmetric whilst squeezing in gigs around Europe. Expect more to come with Tribal Pulse's ninth release, which features the main man himself. Tribal Pulse 009 will hit shelves at the end of the month and having personally listened to it (a few too many times), I can safely say this is absolutely one to watch for.
Rising Swiss producer John Haden kick-starts Cyborgs In Love’s discography with his ‘Different World EP’, featuring remixes by DJ Emerson and YENI.
Following the final EP on his Alphahouse imprint, Andrew Rasse aka Butane unveils his new Extrasketch imprint, kicking things off this July with three club-ready Tech House cuts in the form of his ‘Witness Protection’ EP.
Checkout ViridianMusic's "Tireless," forthcoming on the 1st September on RF Music as part of the "Depth Perception EP"
To celebrate the release of Monty the Fly's "Peter's Werbs" earlier this month, the Bristol-based producer picked his favourite tracks from recent memory for us. Peter's Werbs is now available on iTech Sound System.
Dreamers Recordings' second release, a collection of tracks presented by Lee Renacre's featuring his various projects, is available on vinyl today. In this three track release, Lee Renacre features in three separate projects, 100Hz, Junction Chaos and Kronk Kollective.
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of one of the world’s largest techno festivals, fans of Awakenings voted for their favourite 20 techno track of all time. With over 16,000 votes for 1000 tracks, fans from 88 countries selected their top tunes.
This week in a regular feature, Blast From The Past (BFTP), where we look back at our favourite sets, albums and tracks, we're harking back to a Boiler Room from Kon. Over the years, I suspect BFTP will include a lot of Boiler Room sets given our own penchant for churning through them.
Valencia-based producer Daniel Kyo kicks off nascent label Nitsa Traxx in style with the "Nacht Drei EP" with an accompanying remix from Marc Piñol. Nitsa Traxx is the product of the legendary Primavera Sound festival and is named after the Barcelona-located nightclub.