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

Introducing the Ambient Side of Jesse Leach

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Jesse Leach, the lead singer of revered metalcore band Killswitch Engage, is a musical journeyman who’s probably never met a musical genre he didn’t like.

A devotee of punk, hardcore and all strains of heavy metal, he’s often espoused his passion for reggae, dub, hip-hop and many other genres in interviews.

At the end of the summer, I was tooling around Bandcamp and discovered he had self-released a beautiful ambient album, At First Light. I listened to it and it was the perfect respite to the noise of the chaotic, uncertain times we’re living in. As an unabashed KsE fan, I had to learn more about the ar of this album. I reached out to Jesse with a few questions, and he shared the genesis of how it came together. Continue Reading

DJ Godfather Talks First Solo Album, ‘Electro Beats For Freaks’

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Detroit-based ghetto tech/juke/bass music stalwart DJ Godfather (a.k.a. Brian Jeffries) has presented the world with his sprawling full-length debut, Electro Beats For Freaks (Databass). It’s an electro-charged opus filled with 44 tiptop club tracks and a slew of collabs. We connected with Godfather to learn more about his bouncin’, party-perfect release. Continue Reading

Prok | Fitch 5 Tracks of the Moment

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At the end of October, Brighton-based house music heavyweights Prok | FitchBen Prok and James Fitch — debuted on Hot Creations by way of their slinky two-track Tease EP.

For their latest and greatest, the venerable duo collaborated with London vocalist Kyozo, an artist they found on SoundCloud. Below Ben and James fill us in about “Tease” and share a selection of tracks they’re currently living for. Continue Reading