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Dec 18
2014

Style Of Eye Calls His Latest ‘More Than A Lover’

Swedish producer Linus Eklöw found enough spare time while not maintaining a Galantis workload his counterpart described as "all day, every day" to whip up a new tune as Style Of Eye, his precursory solo project.

More Than A Lover features vocals by Anna Stahl and delivers more of the infectious, celebratory piano house found in Love Looks from his Footprints album earlier this year. Stahl's charming vocals complete another example of Eklöw's ability to create smart, catchy house music.

Pick More Than A Lover up on Beatport here.
Style of Eye feat. Anna Stahl - More Than A Lover (Extended Mix) [Ultra]
Dec 18
2014

The Beatport Box 38

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, Maceo Plex conjures more otherworldly beats, Mind Against closes out Life & Death's 2014 with a bang, Eelke Kleijn contributes to the Toolroom Trax revival, and more.


Deep/Tech | Dimitri Nakov & John Monkman feat. Cari Golden - Don't Stop EP [Suara]
Don't Stop is one of those tracks you will never forget once you hear it for the first time, making it highly deserving of its own EP. The original mix is accompanied by two remixes from Alan Fitzpatrick and Secondcity. Here's hoping this marriage of Dimitri Nakov, John Monkman, and Cari Golden continues. Get it here.
Deep/Tech | Mind Against - Strange Days EP [Life & Death]
Their fifth and final release of the year, Life & Death sends 2014 out in unmistakably classy style. Mind Against's latest EP, Strange Days, is a dynamic sonic experience full of their signature melodies and emotive landscapes. Rounding out the release with a Recondite remix doesn't hurt either. Download here.
Deep/Tech | Eelke Kleijn - Space Disco EP [Toolroom Trax]
Eelke Kleijn is quickly becoming a household name in the moody deep and tech house scene. On his newest EP through the freshly revived Toolroom Trax, Kleijn flexes his Rotterdam muscle with sophisticated shuffle and cosmic synths. Just the kind of vibe that makes you wish the sun would never come back. Grab it here.
Techno | Maceo Plex - Conjure Infinity EP [Drumcode]
The unstoppable Maceo Plex takes a break from releasing his signature stormers on Ellum to drop some serious techno fire elsewhere. Conjure Infinity, his latest double a-sider through Adam Beyer's, Drumcode is packed with a heavy, heads-down vibe sure to ignite the floor. Pick it up here.
Big Room/Electro | Gregori Klosman & Askery - Control (Original Mix) [Zerothree]
Gregori Klosman teams up with fellow Swiss man Askery to bring us the high adrenaline number Control. The Guru Recordings boss known for his energetic sounds and live sets is no stranger to releasing big tracks, and Control is most definitely one of those gems. Askery, hand-chosen by Hardwell as one to watch, adds his unique style and sound to this superb production. With the support from Pete Tong, Martin Garrix, BBC Radio 1, and much more, this duo is a match made in heaven. Purchase here.

Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.
Dimitri Nakov & John Monkman feat. Cari Golden - Don't Stop (Original Mix) [Suara]
Mind Against - Strange Days (Original Mix) [Life & Death]
Eelke Kleijn - Space Disco [Toolroom Trax]
Maceo Plex - Conjure Dreams (Original Mix) [Drumcode]
Gregori Klosman & Askery - Control (Original Mix) [Zerothree]
Dec 18
2014

Dive Into The Deep 38: Droog’s BPM Edition

LA DJ/production collective and Culprit label heads Droog are gearing up for their Culprit label showcase during The BPM Festival in January, which will feature a performance from the trio alongside sets from the likes of Adriatique, Benoit & Sergio, Jozif, Manik, and more. Before the big event, the boys of Droog were kind enough to share with us some of their favorite tunes of the moment for our Dive Into The Deep series. Sit back, take a listen, and if you're headed to the BPM showcase, keep your ear out for these gems.


Benoit & Sergio - You Might Say [Culprit]
One of the tracks off the fresh EP the B & S boys did for Culprit--this one is guaranteed to heat up your winter day. Slinky electronic house with hooks galore and a warm, appealing vibe.
PURCHASE HERE

OB Ignitt - My Last Reese Cup [OBONIT]
OB Ignitt is making some of the best house music out there right now. Here he takes a crushing beat and puts it right in your path.
PURCHASE HERE

Headless Ghost - Swept Illusions (Dorisburg 808 Dance Mix) [Royal Oak]
This reminds us a bit of Peace Division, who, to us, made some of the best house music ever. There are no pretenses--just grit and groove.
PURCHASE HERE

Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal feat. Shawni - Star (André Hommen Remix) [Culprit]
Another one from Culprit that came out last month. The original is a sweet slice of deep vocal house with an electronic edge. This rework by the mega talented André Hommen takes an epic route, rising and rising to a perfect swirling crescendo.
PURCHASE HERE

Gus Gus - Airwaves [Kompakt]
We are massive massive fans of Gus Gus' epic Nordic electronica. Despite the wintry cliches, there is a particular warmth of feeling in almost everything they do. This slow burner is no exception.
PURCHASE HERE

MIX OF THE WEEK: Droog @ Cafe Gold, Zurich
It's very rare that we approve any of our live recordings due to their usual somewhat ragged nature, but this one from a Culprit showcase in Zurich back in September sounds good and is a nice representation of what we might play in a club.
FREE DOWNLOAD


Be sure to catch Droog at the Culprit Showcase @ The BPM Festival on Jan. 11 at Fusion Beach Club. Info and tickets here.

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https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/180154786
Benoit & Sergio - You Might Say [Culprit]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176487126
OB Ignitt - My Last Reese Cup [OBONIT]
Headless Ghost - Swept Illusions (Dorisburg 808 Dance Mix) [Royal Oak]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175123151
Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal feat. Shawni - Star (André Hommen Remix) [Culprit]
Gus Gus - Airwaves [Kompakt]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/177556180
MIX OF THE WEEK - Droog @ Cafe Gold, Zurich
Dec 18
2014

Killagraham Teaches Kaskade To Trap On Gwen Stefani Remix

Kaskade... and trap music? Color us surprised, but that's exactly what his new remix of Gwen Stefani's Baby Don't Lie is.

Collaborating with bass bad boy Killagraham of Milo & Otis, Kaskade has delivered a sugar-sweet rework with a bit of a wild side. His signature synth work is still here, only this time it's combined with a mellow trap beat that provides a solid boost to Gwen's vocals, all before a gnarly, bass-heavy climax sends the action to another level. It's definitely a side of Kaskade we've never seen before, but we can't get enough of it. Put simply, this sh*t is bananas (b-ana-na-s).

Check out the full song down below, and pick up the official remix on Jan. 6.

Dec 18
2014

London’s Fabric Faces Closure After Drug-Related Deaths

UK's world-renowned Fabric nightclub is facing a very real closure threat pending the review of its licenses and links to multiple drug-related deaths.

With an ominous, yet forthright banner on the front of their website, Fabric seems confident that the club will continue operating regardless of the Islington council’s licensing committee review later tonight. Authorities have asked that the club increase security, holding their stance that "Fabric is one of the capital’s most troublesome clubs, with 12 drug possession or dealing offenses for MDMA, ecstasy and ketamine recorded between April and October this year."

Fabric has been operating for over 15 years, nurtured the careers of hundreds of DJs, and received multiple accolades as the world's best club. They issued their own statement regarding the most recent death of four linked to its grounds:

As a team we've all felt the shock and horror that a death on our premises can cause. We don’t take it lightly; in fact, we’re constantly adapting our protocols in direct reaction to them in the hope that these are changes we can make to our operational policy that will prevent incidents like this from happening in the future.
The club is a symbol of "musical freedom", which was founder Keith Reilly's original intent upon opening Fabric. While other clubs are playing mainstream acts, Reilly employs the underrated and up-and-coming. Citizens surrounding the area remain divided in their loyalty to Fabric, some wish that it will be stripped of its licenses following the review while others hope it will remain open as a cultural capital of the area.