Premiere: Lost in Stars S/T LP

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After issuing his well-received Once You Were Fire debut EP in 2015, Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate Dylan Willoughby takes his Lost in Stars project to the next level with a self-titled full-length album. On the release Willoughby unites his skills as a composer, poet, and producer. The result is a transformative affair brandishing woozy jams, euphoric ballads and deliciously glitchy tracks.

Adding color to the album are Willoughby’s coterie of musical collaborators Kid Moxie, Alysa Lobo and Darren Burgos, all of whom bring something quite special to the table.

We’re pleased to world premiere LIS’ debut due out March 31. Listen below and enjoy.

Premiere: NELA – Face It (O.D. Math Remix)

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On April 3 up-and-coming DJ/producer NELA will present “Face It,” a sleek tech-house offering for the top-notch Brussels-based Electronical Reeds imprint. Hailing from Tel Aviv and currently living and working in Berlin, the track is a reflection of her musical maturity as an artist.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere O.D.Math’s expansive mix of NELA’s latest and greatest. Over the course of nine glorious minutes the Electonical Reeds regular reinterprets the track from the ground up, stripping it down to the bare essentials and building it up again with vocal samples, urgent bass and dark synths. Trust us when we say it’s quite the musical journey.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

DJ Elroy March 2017 Chart

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  1. Solarris & Second City – “Bridgewater” (Audiojack RMX) (Gruuv)
  2. Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile – “Pressure Drop” (Balance Music)
  3. Alex Stein & Spurl – “Cruise Control” (Sincopat)
  4. Earth Deuley – “Peddlefeet” (Nick Hogendoorn & Eelke Kleijn RMX) (Kindred Sound)
  5. Secret Knowledge – “Sugar Daddy” (John Digweed & Nick Muir RMX) (Bedrock)
  6. I:CUBE – “Y.O.U.R.O.C.K.” (Extended Version) (Versatile Records)
  7. Lindstrøm – “Faar-I-Kaal” (Todd Terje Extended Mix) (Feedelity Recordings)
  8. Max Cooper – “Organa” (Patrice Bäumel RMX) (Mesh)
  9. Paul Hazendonk – “Ten Times” (Rico Puestel RMX) (ICONYC)
  10. Sonate – “Rotation” (Jekos Trax)

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

Soma25 Vinyl Box Set is For Techno Fans Only

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Soma Records, the revered techno imprint helmed by Glaswegian DJ/production duo Slam, announced plans at the beginning of the year to issue Soma25, a compilation marking the imprint’s 25th anniversary. Soma enlisted the talents of techno legends Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Josh WinkSteve Bicknell, Andrew Weatherall (appearing as Woodleigh Research Facility), Blawan, Funk D’Void and Adam Beyer to conjure original productions as well as rising stars Kobosil, VRIL, Deepchord and Jonas Kopp to remix cuts from their vast catalog of material.

The 5×12″ box set edition of Soma25 designed by Scottish artist Kyle Irvine, featuring exclusive Soma 25 logo stickers, a poster and illustrated vinyl sleeves, will be released April 14.

Last week we finally got a chance to listen to the release, and we can report that it’s everything we hoped it would be. Look for an upcoming review but in the meantime feel free to drool over the track listing below.

Soma25 Vinyl Box Set Track Listing

A1. Robert Hood – The Bond We Formed
A2. Jeff Mills – A Tale From the Parallel Universe
B1. Daft Punk – Drive (Slam Modular Interpretation)
B2. Adam Beyer – Just Things
C1. Blawan – Clipper
C2. The Woodleigh Research Facility – S.O.M.A 25
D. Josh Wink – Synodic Period
E1. Slam – Stepback (Jonas Kopp Remix)
E2. Slam – Visions (Kobosil Remix)
F. Percy X – X Track (Vril Remix 2)
G1. Slam – Tempest
G2. Steve Bicknell – Mind Cycles
H. Funk D’Void – 808 Planet
I. Joe Stawarz – Cry (Deepchord Remix)
J. Joe Stawarz – Beebear. (Deepchord Remix)

Kevin Knapp 5 Tracks of the Moment

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US born DJ/producer/vocalist Kevin Knapp is a triple threat whose presence on the global house music scene has been steadily growing over the past few years. Releasing choice tracks and collaborations on labels including Hot Creations, Dirtybird, OFF, Leftroom and ViVA Music, he’s built his rep for a hard-hitting, floor-filling sound that bridges the gap between old and new school.

Just before Miami Music Week kicked into high gear Knapp made his debut on Crosstown Rebels’ sub label Rebellion courtesy of Find Me EP. It’s a fiery four-tracker packed with a zillion volts of energy as well as beats and bass for days.

We asked the Berlin resident to share five tracks currently in heavy rotation, and he was more than happy to comply.

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Glitch Festival 2017 Boasts Star-Studded House & Techno DJs

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After a wildly successful 2016 debut featuring techno luminaries Carl Craig (pictured), Ben Klock and Dave Clarke, Glitch Festival in Malta is back September 7-8, 2017, featuring the return of Ben Klock along with Jon Hopkins, Maceo Plex, Mr. G (live), Marcel Dettmann, Blawan, Recondite (live)DJ SeinfeldVRIL (live), Dax J, Palms Trax, Jupiter Jax, Legowelt and more.

Judging from the lineup (see flyer below) Glitch will once again be a haven for those who savor quality techno and house music.

Watch the 2016 video recap below and get a taste of what went down at last year’s event at Gianpula Fields.

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