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Oct 24
2014

Guy J Takes Us To ‘Candyland’ On ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ EP

Israeli producer Guy J has made a name for himself of late with his varied and rich productions, borrowing from a diverse range of electronic genres. His core sound nestles casually between the realms of house and techno, as exemplified by his latest EP, Once In A Blue Moon.

The title track is all about subtlety, with simple techy beats flowing alongside unimposing synth lines and clever little musical ideas. It really shows Guy’s talent for making complex and immersive music with relatively simple means. The main attraction however--by quite some distance--is Candyland. First premiered over a year ago during his set at ABGT050, it’s been much sought-after ever since, and with good reason. There’s a mix of modern-day tech house, '90s techno and Goa style psy-trance. With a smooth-yet-slightly unconventional breaks-esque beat and endless floating synth lines, there’s a timeless quality to Candyland. It has hints of Future Sound Of London or Art Of Trance, but still manages to sound like something from the future.

Rounding things off is Lonely Colour, a clever mix of dreamy atmospheres and deep, techy basslines that almost exemplifies Guy’s mastery of the ever-changing face of dance music. Once In A Blue Moon is out now on Bedrock as a Beatport exclusive.
Guy J - Once In A Blue Moon (Original Mix) [Bedrock]
Guy J - Candyland (Original Mix) [Bedrock]
Guy J - Lonely Color (Original Mix) [Bedrock].
Oct 24
2014

PREMIERE: Pierce Fulton – Kuaga (Jonathan Kane Remix)

Ready to go gaga for Kuaga?

Jonathan Kane, the artist formerly known as Shreddie Mercury, is back with an electrifying new remix of Pierce Fulton's Kuaga, and LessThan3 has the exclusive first listen.

While the original is a summer-sweet progressive anthem featuring a singsong choir of human voices, Kane's remix is a snarling, snapping, bestial creature that explodes with boundless energy and raw power. That said, the song still contains his signature melodies and astonishing synth play, making for a punchy and uplifting addition to his music catalogue.

Pick up the free download Oct. 25 via Kane's SoundCloud page.
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Pierce Fulton - Kuaga (Jonathan Kane Remix)
Oct 23
2014

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.
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Nightmares On Wax - A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix) [Warp]
Love what he's done here to an old classic.
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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.
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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.
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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
2014

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
2014

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.