Craig Stewart September 2017 Chart

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  1. Bow Shock – Craig Stewart – Original Mix (Wiggly Worm Records)
  2. Soulfood – Patrice Scott (Sistrum Recordings)
  3. Forgotten – Spin Science – Original Mix (Oh! Records)
  4. When U Go – Girls Of The Internet – MoBlack Remix (Defected)
  5. Sweet Baby – Cool Million Feat. Meli’sa Morgan – Montana & Stewart Mix (Sedsoul)
  6. Pepleuria – Jelly For The Babies – Forteba Remix (DeepStitched Records)
  7. No Divide – Distant People & Marie Tweek – Original (Vibe Boutique Records)
  8. Hypotenuse – Franky Carbon-e – Original Mix (EDM Underground)
  9. Grit – The Revenge (Dirt Crew Recordings)
  10. Future FJP – Liaisons D (B-Sides)

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

Acharné September 2017 Chart

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  1. Amiri Baraka “Somebody Blew Up America” (live @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, NYC)
  2. Acharné – “My Father’s Spirit” (Seppüku)
  3. Pyur – “Agape 1” (Hotflush)
  4. Sand Partina – “Oneohtrix Point Never” (NNA Tapes)
  5. Murcof & Vanessa Wagner – “Gnossienne N°3” (Infiné)
  6. Huerco S – “Cubist Camoflage” (Proibito)
  7. Actress & London Contemporary Orchestra – “Audio Track 5” (Ninja Tune)
  8. John Carpenter – “Persia Rising” (Sacred Bones)
  9. Burial – “Subtemple” (Hyperdub)
  10. Sun Ra – “I Am Strange” (Norton Records)

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

Hüsker Dü Drummer Grant Hart Dead at 56

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Grant Hart, drummer and co-singer for the influential Minneapolis post-punk trio Hüsker Dü, has died. Hart was 56 and had been battling cancer.

Hart, along with bandmates Bob Mould and Greg Norton, changed the lexicon of rock music with their razor-sharp guitar sound and thoughtful lyrics over the course of six incredible albums. from 1983’s Everything Falls Apart to 1987’s Warehouse: Songs and Stories. Their 1984 double-album Zen Arcade is their career-defining moment. Hart co-wrote classics including “The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill” and “Turn on the News.”

After Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988, Hart formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob. He moved from behind the drum kit to playing guitar and singing. He dissolved the band in 1997 to focus on a solo career.

I interviewed Hart not long after Nova Mob released one of their albums. He was enjoying sobriety but seemed torn between his feelings about Hüsker Dü’s disbandment and moving on. I recall him taking a few shots at Bob Mould during the interview.

One of my favorite songs Hart released is the title track of 1988’s 2541 EP. The title is taken from 2541 Nicollet Avenue, the address of his former band’s rehearsal space and record label (Twin Tone), where the members had at one time lived. “2541” was later covered by Marshall Cranshaw and the Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster.

Premiere: Norwood & Hills – Live ‘N Direct

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How does a label say farewell to an incredible season in Ibiza? You put together a killer musical memento. That’s exactly what Cr2 have done on their forthcoming Ibiza Closing Party 2017, featuring brand-new cuts from dance floor stalwarts including Camelphat, Max Chapman, Carl Cox, and Gerd Janson.

We’re pleased to world premiere “Live ‘N Direct” from rising Frankfurt-based DJ/producer house duo Norwood & HillsLeon Krupka and Lennart Seitz — off the comp. Only in their early ’20s, the guys have released tracks on Love & Other, Armada, Natura Viva, and King Street Sounds.

“Live ‘N Direct” is a down and dirty number wielding sinister bass, cracking percussion, soulful vocal samples and a gargantuan groove. The boys also baked a cool breakdown into the track.

Get an exclusive listen below and be sure to pick up the compilation on September 15.

Pioneer Unveils DDJ-XP1 DJ Controller & rekordbox 5.0 Update

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Breaking news from Pioneer DJ. The brand have announced the upcoming release of the DDJ-XP1 DJ controller and a recordbox update.

Let’s unpack it all for you.

rekordbox 5.0, which is available now, has a new Koretech engine, featuring an improved audio, graphic and video signaling program. It’s said to be more stable, responsive and intuitive. Verison 5.0 also features advanced track analysis, faster track loading and scrolling, and a fresh GUI for easier use. The improved export feature enables you to perform with your entire music library, or restore it to your computer, using only a USB/SD device.

The DDJ-XP1 DJ controller brandishes 32 multi-colored performance pads and is designed for solo and multi-player performance via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customized interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.

Product specs and promos videos are below.

KEY FEATURES OF REKORDBOX VER 5.0
KORETECH next-generation engine with re-examined audio/graphic/video signal processing program
Light and stable performance
Advanced track analysis
Evolved library management
Improved USB/SD export features
New GUI for easy use

KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-XP1
32 multicoloured Performance Pads
Customisable interface
Control for Hot Cues, Pad FX, Key Shift, Keyboard mode and more
Slide FX strips
Robust structure
Non-slip rubber surface
Includes rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs licences

Burnt Friedman September 2017 Chart

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  1. Drums Off Chaos – Compass (Nonplace)
  2. Badawi – Soldiers Of Midian (Roir)
  3. Goat – Scapegoat (Headz)
  4. Los Samplers – Descargas (Rather Interesting)
  5. Lino Capra Vaccina – Antico Adagio (Die Schachtel)
  6. Catherine C. Hennix and others – Chorasan Time-Court Mirage (Important records)
  7. Badun – OS (not applicable)
  8. Yishak Banjaw – Love Songs Vol.2 (Terenga Beat)
  9. Roland P. Young – Confluences (EM)
  10. John Coltrane – Sunship (ABC, 1965)

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