Eats Everything and Nick Harris’ newly launched label Edible Records has put out its first release. Following the partners’ initial announcement about the label’s inception back in November, Bristol-based Edible Records will throw down some fresh wax in honor of Harris’ return to the record business. Read more
The BPM Festival has come and gone, and many are left with the fond memories provided by the spectacular location and music from Playa del Carmen. From the vast showcases to all the world renowned artists, there was a musical experience for anyone regardless of ones taste in underground music. Many had the pleasure of journeying to Mexico for BPM to experience this in real time, but the vast majority are left to live vicariously through Be-at.tv or wait for the recorded sets to go live online.
With BPM 2016 officially in the books, we’ve compiled a playlist of as many sets from the festival as possible. Have a listen to some of our favorites below, and check out the BPM playlist for over 128 hours of grooves from 80 artists.
Apollonia at Ya’ah Muul
To be honest – there’s no bad setting to witness Apollonia in action, but BPM yields particularly excellent results.
Satoshi Tomiie at Groove Garden Session
An eclectic range of house and techno was the name of the game when Satoshi Tomiie took to the decks at Groove Garden
Kim Ann Foxman at Pets Recordings Showcase
FM tones, 303 basslines, lush chord stabs, and of course plenty of groove – Kim Ann Foxman had it all at the Pets Recordings Showcase
Luciano at Blue Parrot
Experiencing the Cadenza boss at BPM is about authentic as it gets. Although his set at Avalon Hollywood wasn’t half bad either…
Hito at Vatos Locos
Deep tech house in it’s purest form is what Hito provided the dance floor for the iconic Vatos Locos party
Valentino Kanzyani at Trust
It’s always a treat to see what Kanzyani pulls out of his record bag. BPM was no exception as the Slovenian was in top form at Trust
Between the Ovum head-honcho and Queen of the Jackathon, this is a BPM back-to-back that you’ll want to listen to
Tokyo’s WOMB nightclub heads into the new year strong with the inauguration of their Session WOMB, inspired by the unique music culture that emanates from behind the doors of the Japanese nightlife staple. Read more
After 2 and a half years at Sound Nightclub, LA’s iconic weekly party, the one & only Monday Social, has announced it will be moving a few blocks down Hollywood Blvd to Project Club LA for it’s grand re-opening next Monday January 18th.
Monday Social said farewell to their residency at Sound this week and they did it right with a special set from Doorly & friends: MK, Justin Jay and Low Steppa. The club was packed with Monday Social fans paying their tributes. Read more
The young German producer just came out with a tech house hit of an EP titled Broken Jam on Adam Beyer’s secondary imprint Truesoul. At twenty-four years old, Kevin Over is making headway into the electronic music scene with raw house and techno crafts and cuts, groovy to the core for fresh talent. Read more
It was another dynamic year for Moon Harbour Recordings with the last twelve months seeing tremendous releases from their entire roster. For one of the last releases of 2015, Cuartero comes back to Moon Harbour after his debut release a year ago with WaFF.
The “Shadow EP” is complete with robust and punchy kicks, warm garage basslines, and organic percussions giving it a quintessential sound that Cuartero has established for himself throughout his musical career. His latest work on Moon Harbour solidifies this sound, and is sure to find it’s way onto many dance floors in the New Year.
To get an idea of the release, enjoy an exclusive preview of Elevator, a ravey tech house anthem fresh for the dance floors from Cuartero.
Shadow EP will be available through Moon Harbour on Friday, December 18th
With the already savage Phase 1 crew that will bring the heat to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the brand new SXMusic Festival will be joined by a Phase 2 that is none too shabby. From March 9 to 13, the top-notch tech house crew featuring Adriatique, Lee Burridge, Thugfucker and friends will be joined by more friends from higher places. Read more
Fat Sushi have surely had a busy summer, with remixes for Fritz Kalkbrenner out on Suol and Get Physical. Next, they deliver two original tracks on Coyu’s famed Suara label garnering the support of Pete Tong who premiered this past weekend on his Weekend Hot Mix on BBC Radio 1.
No strangers to the Spanish imprint, the Swiss duo received praise for their hugely successful Warehouse EP, charting #2 on Beatport and receiving play by acts such as andhim, Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles and Nicole Moudaber to name a few.
Their undisputed talent and combined twenty-plus year experience undoubtedly shine through in their latest EP “Hana”. Ready for dance floors world over, both Hana and Paia deliver heavy bass lines and drawn-out synths in true Fat Sushi fashion. The two tracks complement each other while remaining stand-out pieces in their own right, filled with pronounced hi-hats and elevated melodic elements that form a truly complete EP.
The Amsterdam-based man of many faces and many talents has brought forth a punchy double number on Drumcode Limited, the vinyl-only adjunct of Adam Beyer’s label. Signed to Get Physical Recordings and Rejected with over twenty years of experience on the decks, Steve Rachmad is a kind of musical chameleon when it comes to throwing down jams ranging from disco to house to his truer than true techno alias Sterac. Read more
The special anniversary single titled Cygnus is as starry as the constellation it refers to. It is a tune that is both melodic and sophisticated, imbibing a sense of anticipation and wanderlust with its rolling toms and tropical clicks. Cygnus is eight minutes of sexy tech house bliss that takes you to faraway places right in the comfort of the bedroom. Read more