Fourward July 2020 Chart

Fourward dnb

1. Fourward – Ascension
2. Whiney – Guernsey Airport Bubbler
3. Fourward – Deep Inside
4. Metrik – Ex machina
5. Fourward – How (feat. Dakota Sixx)
6. Break & DLR – City Slickers (Skeptical Remix)
7. The Upbeats – Uncharted (Workforce Remix)
8. Deadline – Buttons
9. Break – Tubes
10. Dimension – Saviour

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André Hommen 5 Tracks Of The Moment

André Hommen

In almost every artist interview, the question of the next release will arise. In the case of André Hommen, who released the nine-track debut, More Than This, earlier this month on his These Eyes label, there won’t be any new music.

After building his production career by releasing on Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity as well as Poker Flat and Systematic, Hommen has decided to transition away from DJing and producing. This means his debut album doubles as his swan song.

At least Hommen is going out on a high note. More Than This is a journey into the lush depths of soul-soothing melodic deep house and electronica. The tracks have been patiently and purposefully created. The result is an album of cinematic, highly authentic gems.

We connected with the Germany-based Hommen — whose label will continue on as normal — and asked him to tell us about his five tracks of the moment.

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DJ/Producer/Radio Host Steve Sutherland Has Died

Steve-Sutherland

Award-winning British DJ/producer/radio host Steve “Smooth” Sutherland has died, according to reports on social media. Details regarding the death are not yet known.

Sutherland’s career spanned more than two decades. He was a major force in the U.K. urban music scene, producing R&B, two-step, hip-hop, UK garage and grime releases. Sutherland, who release 12 mix albums, garnered a faithful following via his shows on Choice FM and Galaxy FM. He won four MOBO awards.

A founding DJ of urban club brand Twice As Nice, he was a resident DJ at Pacha Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound, Gatecrasher and Cookies and Cream London.

Colleagues from the U.K. music scene have expressed their condolences on social media.

Trevor Nelson tweeted, “I just heard the sad news of another great loss for black music in the UK. Condolences to the family of Steve Sutherland with whom I first met and worked at the Kensington Rooftop Gardens 30 years ago.”

The MOBO Awards tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of DJ Steve Sutherland. His contribution to the British black music scene will never be forgotten.”

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Julia Bondar Recalls Last Gig Before COVID-19 Lockdown

Julia Bondar

Next up in our Last Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is Julia Bondar.

We spoke with the Ukrainian born, Barcelona-based electronic music artist, singer, and songwriter about her last set before lockdown and what she’s been up to since the clubs shut down due to the pandemic. Continue Reading