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GAME CHANGERS: DJ MARKY & XRS 'LK'

Our YouTube series telling the stories behind dance music's seminal tracks continues

PREMIERE: SEB WILDBLOOD 'COME INTO MY HOUSE'

We premiere the title track of Seb Wildblood's new EP

TENAGLIA MIXES THE NEXT BALANCE COMP

US music legend's first mix album for six years

RETURN TO THE SOURCE RETURNS

London psy-trance party celebrates its 21st birthday

KRYSTAL KLEAR DROPS FREE EP

Krystal Klear gives away some long-awaited freebies...
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

MIXING TUTORIAL IN ABLETON LIVE

Part one of Point Blank’s new tutorial

PIONEER LAUNCH VINYL TURNTABLE

PLX-1000 available from late August

PIONEER REKORDBOX 3 UPDATE

Pioneer launch new version of their RekordBox software...

DANCE MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING: PART TWO

Disco Sucks and the birth of house music

HIGH FIVE: AUGUST

We give you five of this months top nights

REVIEW: LOVEBOX 2014

Victoria Park, London on Saturday 19th July
Hot Brass Dance EP - The Analogue Cops - Hype LTD

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Italian production team the Analogue Cops will know that they don’t fuck about. Nope, fucking about seems distinctly far down their agenda, as this latest for their sometime home and Hypercolour spin-off so vividly illustrates. Drums are distorted to buggery. Loops are thrown in with the reckless, funk-sodden abandon of Jeff Mills. 'Denying' shoe horns in a piano house screamer over their mucky beats. 'Manipulation' is on the Theo Parrish tip, while 'Fall In' is slamming, panel-beating techno. With acid. Oh lord.

Somersaults - Logistics - Hospital Records

You can always rely on Hospital to add a drop of golden fun to the ever-darkening scene. Logistics returns to his solo endeavours for this release, using the classic imprint blueprint, which he himself helped to create. The track is reminiscent of a time when drum & bass haunts were filled with lovely uplifting chords, its euphoric bassline inducing nostalgia. The real gem on this EP however, is the flip ‘Triangles’. 

Estate - Mella Dee - Omena

Tasty and tough three-tracker from one half of Mista Men, now very much striking out on his own. Raw, no-frills dutty house music for those raggedy dances where you don’t mind a few spilt pints on your crispy creps and where you’ll enjoy the aroma of a cheeky biffter wafting through the air. Check 'Warehouse' for its flashes of grime simplicity and hypnotic roll.

Grey Dawn - Eveson & Halogenix - Ingredients

Awaking, the intro rises slowly, gently widening its caress. Its crisp-clean snare takes centre stage, as gorgeously soft pads add an eerie tone, intensified by the enchantingly wry vox. The first drop brings us to a deeper plain, vast and spacious; we pass the myriad weird and wonderful elements which inhabit this new kindled, silvered world. The bass skulks beneath, the vox soars proudly, ascending and descending, majestically magnetising all unto it.