Premiere: Picard Brothers – It’s Not Over (Ateph Elidja Remix)

Picard Brothers

Picard Brothers, the up-and-coming Parisian producer/musician duo comprised of Clément Picard and Maxime Picard, are closing out the shitshow known as 2020 with a remix of Disclosure’s new track “Watch Your Step” featuring Kelis. They’ve also got a pair of remixes of their brand new ’90s-style house jam “It’s Not Over” out December 18 on Island.

We’re thrilled to world premiere Ateph Elidja’s pumping, funky-ass remix of the aforementioned track.

The brothers had this to say about Ateph’s interpretation: “He took the song and added his special black and white ultra-elegant style, real raw and sonically impeccable.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Beatport Acquires Loopmasters

Beatport Acquires Loopmasters

Online music portal Beatport has acquired UK-based Loopmasters, a creator of royalty-free producer sample packs, and its two brands, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique.

Financial details of the transaction were not made public.

Previously, Beatport began a partnership with Loopmasters in mid-2019.

Obligatory press release gush from Loopmasters founder Matt Pelling: “We have been very impressed by the power of the Beatport brand with the global DJ producer marketplace, and have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with the Beatport team over the past few years. Everyone at Loopmasters strongly believes that the combination of these two great companies will deliver an unparalleled, end-to-end content supply chain for music producers for many years to come.”

Obligatory press release gush from Robb McDaniels, CEO of Beatport: “Matt Pelling and the entire Loopmasters team are world-class people who have built amazing products for the producer community that simply belong in our ecosystem. The phenomenal growth of Plugin Boutique, the leading global seller of virtual instrument plug-ins, and the recent launch of Loopcloud, an innovative subscription service for the samples market, are a testament to the talent of their team, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the Beatport family.”

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Gel Abril 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Tel Aviv-based DJ/producer Roy Brizman (a.k.a. Gel Abril) has been deep in the mix for years, dropping tech-house masterpieces for top-notch imprints including Ovum, Snatch! and Get Physical as well as his Closed Circuits label.

After releasing his Prolex EP on Francesca Lombardo’s Echoe imprint in August, Roy’s hypnotic track appears on Echolette & Echoe: In Retrospect, a compilation celebrating ten years of Echolette and younger sibling of Echoe.

As we get ready to say good riddance to the dumpster fire that is 2020, we asked Roy to share his five favorite tracks of the moment. Continue Reading

You Can Buy Erick Morillo’s L.A. Mansion For $7.999 Million

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The Los Angeles mansion of the late DJ/producer/Subliminal Records boss Erick Morillo has hit the market. The asking price for the four-bedroom, six-bathroom 4,543 sq. ft. abode in the Hollywood Hills is $7.999 million. (See the full listing here.)

The open-plan house at 7000 Macapa Dr. features a wealth of amenities, including a state-of-the-art recording studio, chef’s kitchen, infinity pool and view of the Hollywood sign.

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Morillo, who died of acute ketamine toxicity in Miami on September 1, 2020, purchased the home designed by architect Harry Gesner in 2014 for $7.6 million.

The listing agent hired by Morillo’s family is Jason Oppenheim, of Oppenheim Group, who stars in Selling Sunset on Netflix

Before his death, Morillo was arrested and charged with sexual battery in August for an offense on a fellow DJ that allegedly took place at his home in Miami Beach in December 2019.

The female victim “reported waking up nude on the bed, with Mr. Morillo standing on the side of the bed also nude,” according to the arrest report.

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