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PREMIERE: THOLOGY 'RABIT HOLES (CAPEFACE REMIX)'

Brilliantly simple remix from new talent Capeface

PREMIERE: SAM SURE 'HUNGER (SHADOW CHILD REMIX)'

Black Butter debut for rising bassline house star

TOP 100 DJS WORLD TOUR SET FOR ISTANBUL

With Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix and more

I LOVE TECHNO RETURNS TO ROOTS IN 2014

All-star techno cast announced for Belgium event

THE HOT SEAT - NICKY ROMERO

We throw a few curveball questions at Nicky Romero
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CREATING A TEMPO TRACK IN ABLETON LIVE 9

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TAKE TWO!

Pioneer's latest box of tricks the DDJ-SX2 aims to make its mark in the controller wa

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES KEYBOARDS

Introducing Native Instruments' newest addition to its production series

TOP 100 DJS 2014: THE WILDCARDS

With Miller Genuine Draft

THEO PARRISH LIVE, BARBICAN, LONDON

Theo Parrish enters the live realm with a full band as part of the Barbican's Digital

REVIEW: LUMINOCITY SANTIAGO

Miller & Felix Da Housecat bring the night flight to Chile
Scorpio EP - Liar - Infinite Machine

Sometimes, the lure of properly deciphering a release is enough to warrant repeated listens and Liar’s 'Scorpio EP' is something I’ve listened to (objectively) a lot. Now, I think I get it, or the bare bones of what the tracks are about at least: essentially they’re club constructions but they’re the bastardised offspring of a hundred club construction ideas at once: equal parts thundering relentless percussion, warped synths and perplexing sampled density that’s kind of spellbinding.

Laser Cats - Roygreen & Protone - Vandal LTD

Exquisite. Really feeling anything this label stamp their names on, real grown up drum & bass. If you’re a fan of laid-back '90s hip-hop, it won’t be hard to find solace in this track. A cool, profound drum pattern that wouldn't be found too far from a mixtape of Common or Talib Kweli, but with a tiny glimmer of a flickering 170 ever so slightly tapping away in the background. 

'Sumthin'' - GRAMATIK - Lowtemp

"Fully-formed artist from Slovenia. He nailed it with those sitars and soaring strings. Great car tune!"

Lonely & Cold - Apollo Brown feat Roc Marciano - Mello Music Group

A sluggish gritty beat beautifully overlaid by myriad little tangles of guitar and soulful '60s keys, culled from what sounds like Memphis and Kingston sources — with such a compelling backdrop Roc & Apollo would be well within their rights to be lazy, but their rhymes are thought-provoking, full of mysterious shadow and blinding light, possessed of a Wu-style internal coherence and external oddity. From Apollo's new album 'Thirty Eight', which if it keeps up these standards of wordplay and production should be a summer essential. Check it.