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Breaking news! We’re looking to expand our roster of global contributors. That’s right, we’re in search of reliable, deadline-driven freelancers — feature writers, music reviewers, photographers and videographers —to pitch us fresh story ideas, artist interviews, trend stories, music reviews, event recaps and breaking news.

We’re a niche publication, so a deep knowledge of DJ culture and all forms of electronic music is absolutely essential.

If you think you have the skills to pay the bills, introduce yourself by e-mail and tell us about your experience and type of work you’re looking to do.

Include at least three (3) links to published stories and include “Freelancer” in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Premiere: Hifi Sean feat. Crystal Waters – Testify (Sandy Rivera Main Mix)

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From 1985 to 1995 Sean Dickson served as the singer-guitarist for Scottish alt-dance band The Soup Dragons. The quartet blazed musical trails by traipsing along the border of dance and rock with infectious hits like “I’m Free” featuring Junior Reid and “Divine Thing.”

While the Dragons are no longer, Dickson is now producing music as HiFi Sean. His collaboration with US house legend Crystal Waters of “Gypsy Woman” fame spawned “Testify,” a gospel-house floor burner so big that it’s played in every set before each concert during U2’s Joshua Tree 2017 world tour.

Originally released in November 2016 on Sean’s own imprint Plastique Recordings, the track, along with a five remixes, will be released via Defected on July 21.

We’re thrilled to world premiere Sandy Rivera’s joyous re-rub. The New Jersey master behind Kings of Tomorrow, Soul Vision and Mysterious People bathes “Testify” with his signature soulful style and its energy simply can’t be denied. Hit the play button below and prepare to be lifted from your feet.

David Jach July 2017 Chart

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  1. Luna City Express – Do It (David Jach Remix) (Lapsus Music)
  2. Robert Dietz – Parmacy Misfit (Melodies)
  3. Jay Shepheard – The Heat (Nothing Is Real)
  4. Laser – Body Beat (Apollonia)
  5. Sakro – Nyctophilia (Raum…Musik)
  6. Premiesku – In Sfera (2020 Vision)
  7. NTFO – Real Deal (Jargon!)
  8. Chris Carrier – Forgotten (ÉTÉ)
  9. Burnski – Another Source (Mandar Remix) (Constant Sound)
  10. DiskHigh – Hill (Whiteloops)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Click Box 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Back in May we premiered “I Saw It” from São Paulo minimal techno master Pedro Turra’s Slow Dancer EP. It’s a four-track affair full of spellbinding synths, funky basslines and trippy grooves issued under his Click Box alias on Silencio Music.

Having released music on lauded imprints including Richie Hawtin’s M_nus and Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce’s Items & Things, Turra’s latest sonic excursion shows his limitless musical chops and paints a sonic portrait of a producer who is clearly not interested in repeating himself.

We checked in with Turra and asked him to share five cuts that are currently decimation his dance floors. Spoiler alert: one of the cuts is from his latest EP! Continue Reading

Premiere: Døob, Armie & Javi Green – Bushes

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Spanish imprint Clockpoets, which maintains footholds in Ibiza, Barcelona and Mallorca, return with their second release by way of Døob, Armie and Javi Green’s Deaf Humans EP.

It’s a great release boasting three deep-house jams as well as a remix from Rico Casazza.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Bushes,” a groovy slice of chugging deep house that’s guaranteed to get any party started right. If you’re looking for a track with a dramatic buildup and breakdown, well, we’ll politely advise you to look elsewhere because this one’s smooth sailing all the way.

“Bushes” is a sleek jam that effortlessly grooves along with the grace of a high-speed bullet train. The producers treat us to airy stabs, cracking beats and synthy squelches for maximum effect.

Hit the play button below and discover “Bushes.”

Premiere: I Speak Machine – Shame

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I Speak Machine is the musical union of vocalist/synth aficionado Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Their modus operandi mirrors the way Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written.

Bush and Lewis have teamed up Benge from Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths to work on their latest short film and album, Zombies 1985, starring Gary Numan’s three daughters as zombies and was screened with the live score performed by Tara Busch in the States and UK on a 21-date tour with Numan.

Ahead of the album’s release on September 8 we’re thrilled to world premiere the brooding synthtastic cut “Shame,” which was recorded strictly using ’80s gear.

“We only used 1985 period equipment,” says Benge. “And everything was mixed at my Memetune studios using only vintage mixers and effects units that would have been used in that time.”