Super8 & Tab 5 Tracks of the Moment

Super8 & Tab 5

Finnish trance heroes Super8 & Tab — Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus — made a huge splash earlier in the year when they dropped their highly anticipated new album, Reformation: Part 1 via Armada Music, featuring Envy MonroeSarah deCourcy and Jonny Rose.

At the end of May, they followed with Reformation: Part 2, featuring Hero Baldwin, Cosmic Gate and Tom Fall.

Right now the guys are head down and crisscrossing the planet in support of their latest and greatest.

Before the dynamic duo touched down in America to play a trio of gigs later this month, we caught up with Eloranta and Mansnerus on the road and asked them to share their five favorite tracks of the moment. They didn’t disappoint!

Catch Super8 & Tab at The Underground in Seattle on Jun 22, Avalon in Los Angeles on June 23 and Halcyon in San Francisco on June 29. Continue Reading

Dennis Cruz 5 Tracks Of The Moment

Dennis Cruz

With the midpoint of 2018 fast approaching, Spanish house maestro Dennis Cruz is enjoying a productive year behind the decks and in the studio.

In January he unleashed “The Sun,” a standout tech-house collaboration with fellow Spaniards Chus & Ceballos on Stereo Productions. Cruz then went on to drop the buzzy Latin-flavored bomb “El Sueño” feat. Martina Camargo on Moon Harbour in May.

As of this writing he’s preparing to complete a hat trick with the stripped down late-night gem “Freaks” remixed by NYC’s Joeski out June 22 on Hot Creations.

Ahead of a jam-packed summer filled with club and festival gigs all over the world, we caught up with Cruz and asked him to share five tracks that are currently dominating his DJ sets. Continue Reading

Juliet Sikora 5 Tracks of the Moment

Juliet Sikora is a tour de force in dance music. Since delivering her debut release crafted with German producer duo Tube & Berger on Opaque Music in 2006, she’s cultivated an unmatched reputation for crafting sublime house and techno tracks for the likes of Suara and Kittball, the Dortmund-based label she co-owns with T&B and P.A.C.O.

Cut to the present and Siroka, who hails from Poland and is trained in classical piano, continues her path to global dance floor domination. She recently remixed Simion’s “Power Of Music” on Cajual and dropped “What Did I Tell Ya” with Return Of The Jaded on Relief. In addition to presenting Kittball parties, Sikora aced a mix for Pete Tong’s All Gone Pete Tong show that aired at the end of May.

We checked in with the rising star and asked to share tracks that are currently rocking her world. Continue Reading

5 Iconic Artists That Inspired Darlyn Vlys’ Brilliant Debut LP

Darlyn Vlys

After nearly a decade of producing evocative house and deep techno tracks for revered dance-music labels including Audiomatique Recordings, Time Has Changed, Suara and Area Remote, Sylvain Soulier (a.k.a. Darlyn Vlys) has delivered a career-defining full-length debut, Prince in the Rain (Sincopat).

The Valancia-based Frenchman’s 12-track effort — which features collaborations with Australian singer Haptic, Andreas Kubat of the German band Northern Lite, Kid BucleRari and Sincopat label boss AFFKT — juxtaposes elements of emotive synthpop to shoegaze along with his trademark dance floor sound. Having just followed the album’s release with a red-hot remix pack of “Learned to Hide” featuring a killer re-rub by Chaim, Soulier shares five artists whose music influenced Prince in the Rain. Continue Reading