As Calvin Harris once said, “I’ve got love for you if you were born in the 80s.” Since I was born in the grand year of 1988, this new tune from BNR Records reps, Boys Noize & Housemeister, on the new Dance Mania tribute compilation naturally stood out immediately to me. “1988” boasts a classic rave vibe, with rough analog production pumping along relentlessly at 130BPM.
A huge fan of Chicago’s DJ Funk and the Dance Mania imprint of the 90s, Boys Noize lauds the relevancy of the Dance Mania sound to this day, and we’d have to agree with him. Pick up the 13 track compilation on BNR November 25th and check “1988” below.
Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the third installment of my Haute & Bothered mixtape series has arrived after a year’s hiatus. The aesthetic draws heavily from certain tracks that disavow basic genre umbrellas, and after crawling out of the deep house black hole that I found myself in the last year, it seemed right to enter the autumnal equinox with a grip of new tracks that subscribe to this mantra from the likes of Curses, Canblaster, SCNTST, as well as an original track from myself mixed into the fray.
The not-so-secret collaborative effort between Skrillex and Boys Noize, Dog Blood, was announced only a few months ago to large applaud. Always cool when two real ground-breakers of an industry come together to create something new, especially when they call it something as cool as DOG BLOOD.
Their new music video for the single “New Order” is just as twisted and chaotic as the track itself, featuring a dude tripping so hard he becomes a literal and figurative space cadet (following with the theme of the EP artwork…).
Every since the release of Kling KongAudionite has been a busy man; not only has the young producer been touring Europe but he also managed to produce a full-length studio album, Adjustment Path, which dropped yesterday on Boysnoize Records. The album is an experimental thrill ride, full of complex synthesis and groovy dark beats that will get your head bobbing. Make sure to keep an eye on Audionite and expect even bigger things from the brilliant producer in the future!
Electric Rescue‘s newest sounds on Boysnoize Records are precisely what you would expect from the untouchable French producer; dark tech-driven grooves with synthsamples, impressive drops, deep bass and a just the right amount of acidic sequences. No surprise here, the EP is massive from start to finish, make sure to pick it up.
The latest EP from the legendary DJ Pierre is slow burning, bassy, deep and of course, an acidic masterpiece. With his newest release, Acid/ Jack Da Groove, DJ Pierre has taken us back to that beautiful squelchy sound that was a staple of the Acid House recordings in the 80’s and 90’s. If you are a fan of the recent Acid House resurgence then I highly recommend you pick up this EP, you won’t be disappointed.
The legendary master of the decks, DJ Sneak, is lending his talents to the newest Fabriclive mix. This mix has something for everyone, Sneak’s meticulous track selection gives us a plethora of music styles from Chicago House gems to dark and popping techno. If that’s not enough to sell you, DJ Sneak had this to say about this recent mix, “I am very proud, excited and confident this mix will entertain for many years to come… As long as I’m alive, house music is not dead!”