Spectrasoul, a duo from the UK, emerged in 2006. They have released music on labels like Metalheadz Records and Exit Records, paving the way for future DNB producers. Here’s a remix from Ivy Lab of “Glimpse.” Very liquid and soulful.
Britain’s Calyx & TeeBee have been major players in the DNB scene, making trippy vocal DNB hits. Here’s an old one that is featured on the new full-length album.
Gaia is a pseudonym for the one and only Armin van Buuren. We all know who Armin is – he founded A State of Trance and has been an instrumental part in making trance a worldwide sensation. Here’s a new track, Inyathi.
Benedift Frey is a German producer who is quite new to the scene. His style is more funky than most, and has lead him to collaborate with Waxy, another German producer, focusing on the hous-y side of things. Here’s a new EP, called Club Crusher.
Dennis Cruz has been nominated for “Best Tech-House Spanish Artist” a few times. He’s been around for a few years now, and he’s released on labels such as Snatch!, Saved and Material. He’s played with Roger Sanchez, Timo Maas, Stefano Noferini. Wade, the remixer on this track, is less known. He’s also from Spain, specifically Seville, and specializes in tech-house. The two should collaborate more, no?
Sylavain Guiraud, or Clawz SG, is a French producer of deep house. 188DB is available out now Steyoyoke Recordings. This track is for the melodic techno lover – sweeping pads and sharp synths cover over a big mellow beat. Not much info is out on the web about him at the moment, but seems like he’s starting off great and hope to see more from him in the future.
Slide/melodic techno producer Bulgarian Metodi Hristov has been a houshold in the game. He’s been churning out techno since May 2014, when he was featured for his release “Step Outside.” Now he’s released a tune, “Bubbles”, on Noir Music, a label from DJ Noir. Honestly, this track genre-wise, is on the edge of tech house and techno, and some DJs have used the phrase “housno” for this convention. In any case, it’s time to dance and appreciate a new style of house/techno!
Toronto-based UNT Records has signed on Albanian producer Megan. He’s new to the scene, but this track shows his initial talents. Smooth techno oozes from the speakers – hopefully we get more tracks from Megan in the future of this calibre.
Russian DJ brother duo Moonbeam are back on the scene. They’ve released a two track EP on their label Moonbeam Digital, and it feature this Gravity track and Dark Side. I’ve enjoyed their melodic progressive house, not because I’m Russian, but because they make me see colours I have never seen before when listening to their music. This track doesn’t quite do that for me, but it is a good tune to use in a warmup set for a big crowd.
Honestly, whatever, I’m glad to be back writing to you all.
Listen to: Living Proof by teen suicide
Disclaimer: Teen Suicide posted saying they will change their band name due to it’s depressing and pretty graphic imagery.
With that aside, Teen Suicide isn’t a hard metal band as the name suggests. They are rather a smart indie band. I don’t think any more of my words could describe the eclectic and textured indie rock. Listen up.