We take you inside the brand new Hardcore Underground Breaks album - both from Core's point of view, and also from the eyes of the label itself, and Gavin G, who has compiled and mixed the album. Read on!
Core have been lucky enough to get a preview listen of the astounding new album from Banco De Gaia. Check what we thought of the new album from the musical legend.
The tease of the string, the rush of the synth, the drama of the drop and the thunder of the bass… It can mean but one thing… trance-floor titan Mike Dierickx is back. For his first full-scale M.I.K.E. long-player since 2007’s ‘Moving On In Life’ one of the genre’s most respected sound crafters recalibrates and modifies his origin sound to new, futuristic levels. Featuring the club-floor smashes ‘Elements of Nature’ and ‘We Are’, it also contains new takes on many of his time-honoured anthems from the likes of Maor Levi, Roger Shah, Inpetto, Allure and others. Your visa is stamped; your World Citizenry application approved – everything else you need to know is below!
Legendary rave/techno/acid DJ and our very own Mark EG reviews the new 'Acid House Anthems' compilation, out in February on Sony Music. Acieeed!
The last 365 days have formed a year to remember for electronic music artisan Paul van Dyk. Inside that time he completed production on his long awaited,corner-turning sixth album, which in turn unlocked a new trove of PvD music. These he’s used to power his extraordinary globe-spanning EVOLUTION stage performances and, of course, his now iconic radio show, VONYC Sessions.
Core looks at the contemporary and experimental nature of Soldier of Sound, the release of the third Techtonik album and pigeonholing!
The year is coming to a close but things are only just heating up as UKF bump heads again to bring you nothing but the finest dubstep of 2012. Truly living up to their name (United Kingdom Funky), present their annual lineup featuring the elites of the bass culture genre we love and know as DUBSTEP.
It’s been the year in which readers of Stateside EDM bible DJ Times voted him America’s Best DJ. The year that (with zeitgeist timing) his ‘Los Angeles ’12’ compilation-captured the moment another American metropolis went supernova and with ‘Scream’ he hit his fourth artist album homerun. Now, to cap off one of the most incredible 365's of his career, Markus Schulz is taking you on tour with him. Recorded live throughout the year, track by ballistic track, ‘World Tour - Best Of 2012’ whistle-stops you country to country and club to club. Pack your bag club-citizen, we’re going around the world in 80 minutes!
Richard Durand returns with a stunning new Artist Album which can only be described as...... superb. Featuring huge tracks and colabs with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Headbeat & Bobina. This is a must for all lovers of trance & tech.
What a month this looks set to be!
The amount of good D&B out there right now shows that while the economy might be taking a nose-dive, the worldwide drum and bass scene is still going from strength to strength. There are a wide range of styles gracing this months column; collaborative efforts, remixes, split EP’s and more from across the globe.