Matisse & Sadko return to their monthly mix routine, continuing originality with their July installment. Unlike many DJs who put out monthly promo mixes, Matisse & Sadko tend to stay away from overplayed tracks while delivering new and refreshing beats. In this months installment you can find Madeon’s brand new “Finale,” Otto Know’s remix of “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker,” and Albin Meyers’ next big hit “The Beast.” Along with the gems comes music from Duher, Inpetto, and of course, Matisse & Sadko themselves. If you’re looking for some fresh tunes to help wind down the summer, download the mix directly from the SoundCloud and find the track list below the jump.
Featured on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 back in May, “Back 2 You” has been floating around the ether of the internet for months as a radio rip, teasing us with it’s punchy bass and nu-disco atmosphere. In his usual fashion, Russ drops a pulsating deep house bass line amidst a floaty disco groove, merging the two together in an artfully subtle way. The intricately crafted synthwork, vocal samples and bouncy percussion work perfectly together to create a track that’s impossible not to enjoy.
Go ahead and delete those ill-begotten radio rips, we will finally see an official Beatport release on July 30th.
Trance duo Tritonal is prepared to release their double disc album Piercing The Quiet: Remixed. Lead by the lead single “Something New,” the album features a remix disc along with a club mix disc. Just today, Tritonal has revealed the album’s track list along with pre-order details ahead of its September 3rd release date. Check the track list below the jump and enter for a chance to win a limited signed edition of the album at Tritonal’s official page.
Tommy Trash is known for his stunningly energetic productions and his (somehow) even more energetic performances.
Well, Tommy has certainly changed that up with his brand new collaboration with Goodwill. “You Used Me” departs from the massive, anthemic progressive house that we’ve been hearing so much recently, and returns back to a more vintage and soulful house sound. Big synth stabs and housy chords combine perfectly with Ron Carroll’s incredible vocals. While we hope Tommy continues to put out productions in the style of his “Ladi Dadi” and “The Veldt” remixes, we also really, really enjoy this! No details on a release date yet.
Purchase: TBA (No Release Date Yet)
Update: Tommy let us know on Twitter that he isn’t actually involved with this release, even though the SoundCloud preview on Goodwill’s page still includes Tommy’s name… This post has been edited.
We’ve been big supporters of Joachim Garraud & Alesia, bringing you their awesome single “Hook” and doing an exclusive interview with the Alesia crew. They have a new single coming out early next month which is accompanied by a huge remix package. Today we have a preview of Mercer’s heavy take on “Nox.” Mercer’s remix begins with airy piano arpeggios before a thick electro bass line kicks in and turns up the heat. Look for the full “Nox” EP to drop on Dim Mak Records, August 7th.
Purchase: TBA (August 7th)
Riva Starr’s cut on Van She’s “Jamaica” is a further testament to his unpredictable, exciting, and garden-fresh production abilities. The track’s lead starts in a subtle manner with crisp percussion work and bouncy chords, but not before dropping into a heavy set of wobbly bass lines. The overall construction of the track is flawless and will have a lasting effect on dance floors all around the world. The track is set to release on the Modular People imprint on July 29.
Nicky Romero is the latest DJ to jump on the podcast / radio show bandwagon with his upcoming Protocol Radio. The show, which will start on October 1st, will be a “diary of my life as a producer and DJ who is constantly on the road,” incorporating studio mixes, livesets, and of course, tons of new material.
Much like Tiesto’s Club Life, the show will be a weekly occurrence, though it’s only slated to clock in at one hour per week. Protocol Radio is the latest addition to The Radio Department’s roster, which currently boasts shows like Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance, and Sander Van Doorn’s Identity. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more, but in the meantime, follow @ProtocolRec on Twitter for updates.
Federico Scavo presents his take on Groove Phenomenon’s “Viejos Tiempos.” This Latin-esque tune is full of riveting bass lines and a punchy electro tuba — making its groove appeal unrestrained. Scavo is no stranger to groovy tech house; his latest releases of “You Know” and “Stump” made their way to John Dahback’s Toolroom Knights compilation — leaving his mark on the tech house world and proving that he’s a producer to be reckoned with. The track is out now via Tiger Records and can be purchased on Beatport.
You know what time it is, right? Of course, time for us to share our daily Best of the Rest. Keep reading for the goods.
What defines the criteria for the DJ Mag Top 100? While this is a hotly debated issue, it really boils down to opinion. We can sit around all day talking about how David Guetta is a supposed sell-out who doesn’t deserve to top the list, or how Avicii should/shouldn’t be number one, or even how many of the originators like Richie Hawtin and Paul Van Dyk get snubbed because they are not “mainstream.”
While many people might feel that they are “right” this isn’t a “right vs wrong” debate, it is merely a list of DJs that campaign their fans to vote for them. Being higher or lower on the list doesn’t make them a better or worse DJ, it simply shows the world where their career is at. My five choices are DJs that I feel are currently dominating or should be dominating the market. Check out my five picks past the break and feel free to debate them in the comments.