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Oct 23

Dive Into The Deep 35: Curated By jozif

UK-based jozif specializes in genre-defying dance music. A tall task for any producer, this specialization sees him go down a path of remarkable creativity. As one would imagine with jozif, the music he listens to and is influenced by is constantly changing and equally as unique as his own, so it was only appropriate that jozif help curate this edition of Dive Into The Deep.

David August - Epikur [Innervisions]
Such an unbelievably beautiful piece of music! Proper end of the night stuff.

Nightmares On Wax - A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix) [Warp]
Love what he's done here to an old classic.

Aldo Cadiz feat. Valeria Karter - Tripadoz (Tom Clark Remix) [Voltaire]
I think I'm still at Burning Man whenever I put this one on. I guess that's why I like it so much.

jozif - Under The Thumb [Culprit]
I simply adore the vocal on this track provided by the wonderful Jenny Jones. PURCHASE HERE

jozif - Good Man (Matt Tolfrey's EC1 Remix) [Culprit]
I know I shouldn't choose 2 of my own records, but I love what Mr. Tolfrey has done with this. The original is a sunny, string and vocal affair, and he's turned it onto a naughty 4am Fabric number.

jozif recently released the first part of his two part Waikiki EP featuring remixes from Matt Tolfrey and No Regular Play. You can grab it here.

David August - Epikur (Original Mix) [Innervisions]
Nightmares On Wax - A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix) [Warp]
Aldo Cadiz feat. Valeria Karter - Tripadoz (Tom Clark Remix) [Voltaire]
jozif feat. Jenny Jones - Under the Thumb (Original Mix) [Culprit]
jozif - Good Man (Matt Tolfrey's EC1 Mix) [Culprit]
Oct 23

The Beatport Box 30

Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, Green Velvet and Patrick Topping leave us a Voicemail, complextro shows its face again with DODO#, Groove Phenomenon and Absolut Groovers get tribal, and more.

Deep/Tech | Emde - Never Gonna Know EP [MBF Ltd]
If deep subtle grooves are what you're looking for while winter sets in, then look no further than the latest from up-and-coming Polish producer Emde. Hot off the MBF Ltd. presses, this expansive, melodic three-tracker is the perfect soundtrack for the cooler season and your darker sets. Get it here.
Tech House | Green Velvet & Patrick Topping - Voicemail (Original Mix) [Relief]
Still riding the success of his massive 2014 tech house hit Forget, Patrick Topping teams up with dance legend Green Velvet in his equally groovy follow-up, Voicemail. Unmistakable Topping style coalesces with Green Velvet funk and vocals to make Voicemail a sure-fire future classic. Expect to hear this next weekend, if you haven't heard it already. Pick it up here.
Tech House/House | Groove Phenomenon - Africa Tribe [Work] This is one of those cases where, in our humble opinion, the remix came out better than the original. While the original mix of Africa Tribe certainly has its own merits, the Absolut Groovers remix is the one that has been getting the most spins, with its chanting vocals and tribal rhythms that could ignite most any dancefloor. Get the package here.
Electro | DODO# - Inburst [CLUBTRXX]
It's nice to be surprised in electro house these days, especially with the "Ctrl-C Ctrl-V" formula we see on the charts day in and day out. With his debut release Inburst, DODO# reminds us there's more to EDM than giant drops and quantized cowbell clonks. Heavenly, melodic complextro is still very much alive. Grab it here.
Big Room/Trap/Twerk | Marnik - Gladiators (Original Mix) [Dim Mak]
Wow, Marnik; where did you come from? The Italian big room duo has smashed their way onto the scene with support from labels like Revealed and Dim Mak, the latter of which has released the monster of a tune known as Gladiator. Initially, you may just write this track off as standard big room fodder, but hold out for a second. The twerkalicious breakdown in the middle will make you lose your mind. Get Gladiators here.

Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.
Emde - Never Gonna Know (Original Mix) [MBF Ltd]
Green Velvet & Patrick Topping - Voicemail (Original Mix) [Relief]
Groove Phenomenon - Africa Tribe (Absolut Groovers Remix) [Work]
DODO# - Inburst (Extended Mix) [CLUBTRXX]
Marnik - Gladiators (Original Mix) [Dim Mak]
Oct 23

The BPM Festival Unveils Phase 1 Lineup

The BPM Festival is set to return to the beaches of Mexico for its 2015 edition with a wide-ranging phase 1 lineup of talented dance acts.

Sand, sun, and dancing are what you'll find at The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen on Jan. 9-15 as it returns to the beaches of Mexico for its eighth edition. BPM has become a favorite destination festival among dance music aficionados with a beautiful setting and an impressive lineup of renowned acts.

The festival's phase 1 lineup showcases a wide range of talent from around the globe including Jamie Jones, Eats Everything, and Carl Cox. We can't wait to see what kind of surprises future lineup announcements hold, but in the meantime, grab your tickets to The BPM Festival from their website here, and scope the full phase 1 announcement below.

Oct 23

Aazar Drops A Free Edit Of Nas’ Classic ‘Made You Look’

Is there anything better than a talented producer flipping a classic hip hop track? I think not, and that's exactly what Aazar has done with Nas' Made You Look.

Thick bass, punchy snares, and a spunky hi-hat come together in Aazar's take on Made You Look. The edit is absolutely insane, combining the original track's classic hip hop feel with a massive trappy drop. Known for his innovative beats, Aazar has been supported by some of the biggest bass pioneers in the business, including Diplo and Skrillex. He's done mixes for both Diplo & Friends and OWSLA After Dark as well as released a track on Jeffree's, a sublabel of Diplo's Mad Decent imprint.

Aazar is offering this awesome tune up for free to download from his SoundCloud, so head over and grab it while it's hot.
Nas - Made You Look (Aazar Edit)
Oct 23

Major Lazer Shares Sneak Peek Of FOX Cartoon

Major Lazer treated fans to a 40-second taste of his new cartoon show today coming soon via FOX' Animation Domination High-Def.

News of the inevitable cartoon series starring Diplo's laser-armed Jamaican superhero broke about two months back. Today, Lazer announced that the show will get a midnight sneak peek, presumably longer than the one below, on FXX Sunday, Oct. 26.

The Major asks that if you plan to "spark one and tune in," join the Facebook group here, and flip to FXX at 12 midnight (PDT/EDT) for the "exclusive sneak peek premiere." According to info provided, the show will still be airing on FOX as planned, despite the preview being aired on FXX.