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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...

MILLER MUSIC TOUR: 2013 MEMORIES

Ahead of Miller SoundClash we look back on MMT 2013

REVIEW: GLASTONBURY 2014

New world order

HIGH FIVE: AUGUST

We give you five of this months top nights
Teardrops - LTN - Enhanced Progressive

LTN is proving as prolific as he is diverse, churning out uplifting trance records while also showing here that he can take things very, very deep when he’s so inclined. ‘Teardrop’ is an excellent offering on the Enhanced label’s progressive offshoot; the grooves are house-inspired, while the powering bassline is pure progressive. LTN weaves the ambient elements into the tune beautifully, using them eventually to usher in the melodic hook. Deep and gorgeous, the B-side ‘Hopes and Fears’ is equally worth taking a look at.

Rough 2 - Tessela - R&S

Oh my giddy, always good to have new Tessela drilling holes in your buggered and oversaturated eardrums, and with his new tenure on R&S we find him in suitably uncompromising spirits. ‘Rough 2’ is good, yet feels a little expected. ‘Butchwax’ is more like it; bat-shit crazy, tough wormhole drums and more complexity than Phillip Glass on LSD, with a splash of Afrika Bambaataa tossed in for a retro wet dream. ‘C’mon, Let’s Slow Dance’ is like Dizzie said, “Bonkers”.

HTH020 - Akkord - Houndstooth

Welcome, come in. Please, take off your hats and coats. Have a drink, here are some canapés. Do you have your earlplugs? No, well we can give you some. Please step into the bass chamber and let it blow your tiny little mind. Murky, mucky and riddled with face-aching menace, the Akkord boys come with an altogether more esoteric four-track EP, plumbing the abyss that little bit further.

Last Gasp - Epiphany - A Harmless Deed

This eighth release from A Harmless Deed comes courtesy of the label’s co-founder, Argentinean, Madrid-raised Damian Schwartz, under his guise as Epiphany (Schwartz has run the imprint with Jose Cabrera since 2012, presenting tracks from the likes of Fred P and Marcos Cabral). 'Let the Boys Be' is gently acidic, classic by both nature and construction, emotional and oh-so-very deep, while 'Player' too evokes the fine house music of decades gone by, tingling ride cymbals and a dirty synth cutting through. Very nice.