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KRYSTAL KLEAR DROPS FREE EP

Krystal Klear gives away some long-awaited freebies...

LONDON'S CORONET VENUE UNDER THREAT

Elephant & Castle venue has hosted many medium-sized dance events

FREE TRACK: TUCCILLO 'STUDIO TIME #1'

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RADIO 1 GOES DANCE FOR A WEEK!

BBC station devotes a week to dance in run-up to Ibiza Weekend

JOIN DJ MAG IN THE VIP AT GLOBALGATHERING

Secret headline sets planned after dark
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

REVIEW: FIELD DAY

Victoria Park, London on Saturday 8th June

REVIEW: FLEETMAC WOOD

'Gold Dust Disco' at The Shacklewell Arms, London
Liberda - Santos Resiak - Flumo Recordings

Straight fire from Santos Resiak, dusty New York grooves and rolling basses from Flumo Recordings new compilation Golden Harvest

Fly Tonight - Jesse Rose - Play It Down

It’s obviously no coincidence that the cover of Jesse Rose’s latest, on his own Play It Down label, apes that of Thomas Bangalter’s inimitable Roule imprint. This French fried disco number has been filtered to absolute buggery, and laden with the nifty compression trick that gave all those great releases from Bangalter, DJ Falcon and Alan Braxe their pulsing, heady vibe. It’s an unashamedly massive tune (playing to the crowd with its scarcely unrecognisable sample, from Chaka Khan’s 'I’m Every Woman') and one should treat it as such.

 

'Ice 690' - FD - Soul:R

"A bad tune by FD taken from his EP on Soul:R. This guy is on a roll. Serious."

Open Cycle - Alejandro Arroyo - Change Audio

It’s difficult to believe this represents the debut release for Chilean Alejandro Arroyo, considering the confidence in which he’s crafted a peaktime progressive record destined for the record bag of stalwarts like Hernan Cattaneo. The bassline that powers ‘Open Cycle’ is deep, dark and menacing, though it carries enough ‘oomph’ to push it nearly into the realms of trance; and there’s a beautiful transition into the melodic elements in the peak of the record. A rip-roaring debut, it’s accompanied by an equally good remix from Andre Sobota.