Video Premiere: Amber Cox – Active Ritual


San Francisco DJ/producer Amber Cox is one of several up-and-coming producers featured on Book of Shadows: Various Spells Vol. 2, a terrific six-track compilation out today on James Demon’s Berlin-based Occultists label. (You can preview the release here.)

Cox, who is one half of Slumber with Oona Dahl, has contributed a wonderful video for her track “Active Ritual.”

The video ably marries Cox’s spooky seven-minute ambient-techno track with evocative, dream-like footage displayed on a split-screen.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Allen & Heath Unveils Xone:96 Analog DJ Mixer


After 15 years of producing the trusted Xone:92 UK-based Allen & Heath have announced the release of Xone:96, a brand new and eagerly anticipated analog DJ mixer.

The unit boasts two dedicated FX sends, four stereo input channels with four-band EQ, two stereo inputs with all-new three-band parametric EQ, two auxiliary stereo return channels and a separate master insert for outboard FX hardware.

Obligatory press release gush from Senior Product Manager David Morbey:

“The launch of Xone:96 marks a highly significant moment for us, stemming as it does from our determination to take account of and act on feedback from the DJ community. The status of Xone:92 as an undisputed classic was something we took very seriously when developing Xone:96. It was clear that we couldn’t afford to lose its essence but also that we should seek to exceed the expectations of those who were pushing us to deliver another cutting-edge mixer. It isn’t overstating the case to say every fader, knob, button and switch has been subject to a forensic level of attention. Xone:96 is the answer to every question we were asked.”

Xone:96 will hit stores this month, with an MSRP of US$1999, €1799 and £1599.

Key features:

Legendary Xone analogue design
6+2 channel layout
Dual 24- channel 32Bit/96kHz soundcards
Traktor Scratch Certified
Dual Xone VCF filters with Crunch distortion
Xone 4-Band EQ
Two independent CUE systems
innoFADER Cross Fader

Monality June 2018 Chart


  1. Kerala Dust –  Maria (Ouïe)
  2. Ali Kuru – Beyhude (Under Your Skin Records)
  3. Timboletti – Taste of Peace (Copy Cow)
  4. Luca Musto –  Let me Down (The Magic Movement)
  5. Analog Context & Anatolian Sessions – Hodele (Trndmsk)
  6. Nu –  Pensamiento (Bercana Music)
  7. Jon Hopkins – Everything Connected (Domino)
  8. Monality –  Badtime Stories (Timboletti Remix) (Ladino Romance)
  9. Islandman – Agit (Self-Release)
  10. Monality – Itsula (Discotexas)

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

Ex.society June 2018 Chart

  1. Ex.society – M2 – Dreamers Recordings
  2. Nail – Brothers & Sisters (Nail’s Original Edit. – Remote
  3. DJ Cream – In Your Way – SMILE&STAYHIGH02
  4. Da Kick Squad – Do This Gig – Idea
  5. Christopher Ledger – MPC Sketch 05 – Brouqade
  6. Mondo – Work Me Baby – Deeply Rooted House
  7. DJ Steaw – Think It Over – Local Talk
  8. Session victim – Good Intentions – (LP Mix. – Delusions Of Grandeur
  9. Gari Romalis Pres. Detroit Soul Factory – The Soul – JD Records
  10. Ed Nine – Bittersweet – Inner Balance

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