Prolific Canadian tech-house titan Jay Tripwire has been deep in the mix since the ’90s. From his home base of Vancouver, he’s built a rabid fanbase courtesy of his productions that reverberate around the world. His skills behind the decks have allowed him to become a mainstay on the global club scene, where he regularly plays at the world’s finest clubs.
Last week saw the release of Jay Tripwire & Modern Ancient’s This Is What U Want EP on Cassy’s Kwench Records. It’s a three-tracker brimming with silky house grooves, undulating tribal beats and lovely basslines. The EP arrives off the back of the release of two massive retrospective albums of Jay’s classic material – Vintage Catalog and Mr_Barcode – mostly vinyl-only tracks produced in the late ’90s to early 2000s.
Below Jay shares five records currently rocking his world. Continue Reading
At the end of May seasoned Rotterdam-based dance floor alchemist Baggi dropped a pulverizing springtime house scorcher in the form of a collab with Dutchman Boris Ross titled “What You Do.” The label? Loco Dice’s esteemed Desolat label, of course.
“What You Do” is a simple, but effective track: Stomping kick drum. Repetitive vocal sample. Tactical synth stabs. It’s peak-hour lighting in a bottle that’ll no doubt take clubbers down the rabbit hole well into closing season.
As his collab continues to garner attention, we checked in with Mr. Begovic and asked him to talk up his current favorite tracks. Continue Reading
Rising DJ/producer brothers Scott and Olivier Badin popped onto our radar in 2017 espousing a house-tastic sound that’s informed by a host of other musical styles. The Paris-bred, London-based siblings have continued to hone their infectious sound while rocking dance floors in Ibiza and points beyond.
In March the Badins dropped their Mind over Matter EP on Housekeeping, a label and event brand who they’ve maintained a close relationship since the get-go. There’s also a nice lil’ buzz building over “Crepuscule” found on the Reflections Vol. 3 EP, which dropped in May on Crossings Records.
Ahead of a busy summer, we asked the guys to share their favorite tracks of the moment, and they were happy to comply. Continue Reading
Whenever a fresh Basti Grub promo hits into my inbox, I take note. The prolific German minimal tech-house phenom never fails to impress.
After collaborating with Timo Maas and Eric Volta on the standout 2018 track “We Were Riding High” released on mobilee, his musical output in 2019 has exceeded expectations. And we aren’t even halfway done with the year.
In March, Mr. Grub unleashed the funky-ass jam “Darling” feat. Crase Johnson on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations; the Plarsch EP on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC label, a moody three-tracker full of spacey vibes and airy synths; and a remix of Ezikiel’s “Infinity Race.”
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In the queue he’s got the Would Be An Angel EP, a sinewy and mesmerizing two-tracker featuring a collab with fellow Frankfurt mixmaster DJ Slowhand, out via Stripped Down out on May 24.
As he looks to complete his fourth full-length album, we connected with Grub and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading