Labyrinth Open Air w. Adriatique

Next summer, Swiss house and techno duo, Adriatique, will be curating an exclusive open-air show on the grounds of the historic 17th century Tofte Manor.

On Saturday 6th July 2024, the pair will take their inimitable deep, melodic sound to the rolling Bedfordshire countryside, to unite a hand-picked selection of their favourite artists against the breath-taking backdrop of Tofte Manor and its unique labyrinth.

With releases on prestigious labels including Diynamic and Afterlife, the duo have become all too familiar with unmissable one-off events at iconic locations all over the world including Zurich, Tel Aviv, Ibiza, and New York under their ‘X’ brand, as well as their now famous ‘Cercle’ shows at the Hatsheput Temple in Egypt and on the slopes of the French Alps.

Having sold out the iconic Camden Roundhouse, next summer Adriatique will be adding their list of unique locations, taking ravers into the deepest, grooviest corners of their record box over an extended 3 hour sunset set to soundtrack what will be one of Tofte Manor’s most electrifying events yet. With the full line-up still to be revealed, Adriatique’s takeover of Tofte Manor will see thousands of ravers escaping to the countryside for this one-day experience.

Presented as an idyllic retreat just 60 miles North of London, the unique venue has hosted some of electronic music’s biggest names including Jungle, Keinemusik, Maribou State, Dixon, TSHA, Floating Points, and even the worldwide debut live set of Fred Again…

Combining the energy and atmosphere of a spiritual sanctuary, guests will have the opportunity to explore the ancient labyrinth on the grounds of the historic estate and, unburdened by the restrictive sound restrictions experienced at inner-city open-air events, immerse themselves completely in this truly unmissable experience.

July 6th will be the first of two dates for Labyrinth at Tofte Manor next summer, with Fatboy Slim’s event on 7th July already sold out in the pre-sale.

Labyrinth Open Air: Adriatique @ Tofte Manor
Saturday 6th July 2024

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UNUM Festival 2024

UNUM Festival 2024
June 6-11th, 2024
Shëngjin, Albania
Boutique and music-centric house and techno gathering UNUM returns to the blissful Albanian Riviera from June 6-11th, 2024. It will be another magical few days of indelible and non-stop musical memories nestled between stunning mountain ranges, sweeping beaches and towering pine forests. This year, the stunning location in Shëngjin will welcome the most innovative artists from across the house, techno, breaks, minimal and electro spectrum, from legends to new school heroes including Altin Bosh, Anfisa Letyago, Arapu, Cabanne, Christian AB, DJ Reas, Varhat (Live), John Dimas, Korolova, Maher Daniel, Manu Gonzalez, Praslea, Priku, Raresh, Rhadoo, Sonja Moonear and many more. Head to for full details and ticket info.
UNUM Festival is a jewel in the crown of the European festival scene. A coming together of real music lovers in an uncommercialised spot, with tasteful stage designs, a focus on high quality sound systems and almost non-stop music across the whole event. Its first few additions have led to the building of a true community feel of close-knit people who love travel, music and cultural experiences off the beaten track.
This escapist hideaway plays out between sweet smelling pine forests, sweeping sun kissed beaches set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop and boasts three very different stages. The most iconic of them all is the Pines Stage, where DJs play 24 hours a day so dancers enjoy epic sunset sessions as the sun fades, then spine tingling sunrise sets as the sun appears to start a new day.

Stage hosts for this year include cutting edge club brands and labels After Caposile
Afterseason, Animal Crossing, Discotech, D-EDGE, Keep on Dancing, Secret Society
Slapfunk, Tribes, Yoyaku and Zone, while once again the line-up features some returning favourites as well as debutants.

UNUM is as classy and special as it comes for lovers of true underground music so make sure you get your ticket for this year’s event now at




Dennis Cruz ‘The Snake Charmer EP’

Artist: Dennis Cruz
Title: The Snake Charmer EP
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat. #: CRM300
Format: Digital / Viny
Release Date: 27th October 2023
1. Dennis Cruz – Snake Charmer
2. Dennis Cruz & Damian Lazarus – Revolution feat. DJ Holographic
3. Dennis Cruz – Time Out
4. Dennis Cruz & Ian Ludvig – Pain Away

Dennis Cruz delivers the landmark 300th release on Damian Lazarus’ iconic Crosstown Rebels imprint with ‘The Snake Charmer’ EP, featuring collaborations with Ian Ludvig and the label boss himself.

An artist at the height of his powers, arriving off the back of his busiest Ibiza season to date, it’s safe to say that Dennis Cruz is a man in extremely high demand within the global electronic landscape. Founder of his own labels MÜSE and CRZ, while featuring as a key member of the Solid Grooves Family, Cruz’s longstanding ties to Crosstown Rebels date back to his debut in 2018, featuring as a regular on the label and at their extensive global events from fabric London to Miami’s renowned Get Lost extravaganza since. Returning to the imprint following his excellent album ‘Roots’ in 2021, plus his recent contribution to the 20th Anniversary compilation with his remix of Pier Bucci’s ‘Hay Consuelo’, Cruz is back in emphatic fashion as he marks the 300th release in the label’s revered catalogue with his latest EP ‘The Snake Charmer’ – featuring two solo tracks alongside collaborations with fellow Crosstown signee Ian Ludvig and label founder Damian Lazarus himself.

“Returning and releasing on Crosstown Rebels is always an absolute pleasure. It’s no secret that the label is one of my favourites, and this time around, I get to collaborate with the boss, Damian himself, and the amazing DJ Holographic. The EP also features two solo tracks, showcasing some new styles and sounds for me, plus another collaboration with my good friend Ian Ludvig – expect some deeper tracks full of groove.”Dennis Cruz.

A master of crafting rolling arrangements with subtle nuances that keep dancefloors locked in unison, the four tracks across the package see Cruz experiment even further as he showcases a global array of influences. Opening track ‘Snake Charmer’ welcomes a crisp organic percussion arrangement accented by eastern flutes through to snaking grooves and hooky female vocal samples throughout, while ‘Revolution’ welcomes an all-star cast as he links with Damian Lazarus for a heady, skippy slice of house merging hazy chords and bright stabs with vocals from contemporary Detroit nightlife icon and staple DJ Holographic.

On the flip, the Spaniard once again steps out solo and dives deep into a low-slung and playful groove on ‘Time Out’, introducing a wealth of vibrant vocals amongst blossoming melodies and soulful organ riffs, before closing the show as he joins Ian Ludvig to present an off-kilter, impactful and warping closer guided by provocative vocal snippets across ‘Pain Away’.




James Dexter & Jack Swift ‘Switch Up EP’

Artist: James Dexter & Jack Swift
Title: Switch Up EP
Cat. #: SPILREC004
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th October 2023
1. Switch Up
2. Hyper Extension

SPIL RECORDS head honcho Jack Swift links with Inermu boss James Dexter as the pair deliver their slick two-track EP ‘Switch Up’ to close October.

As his SPIL RECORDS imprint edges towards its first anniversary, London-based DJ/producer Jack Swift can safely say that the first three releases on the label have showcased the project’s direction, merging house and garage influences of the past and linking them with fresh ideas for the future. For the fourth instalment, he partners with close friend and Inermu founder James Dexter, who returns to the label following his remix of Swift’s ‘That It Mate’ in November of last year, as the two offer up the first collaborative material on the blossoming imprint and serve up two skippy and driving cuts across their new EP, ‘Switch Up’.

Title cut ‘Switch Up’ is a vibrant yet impactful production that takes after its title as bright vocals and lively synth sprinkles build amongst rumbling low-ends and heavy-hitting kicks for a production that brings moments of bliss and action. Heading into deeper dubby territories, ‘Hyper Extension’ rounds things out in style as hazy chords, warped vocals and glistening electronics float above further heavy bass tones to close the EP.



Mark Broom ‘P Flava’s EP’

Artist: Mark Broom
Title: P Flava’s EP
Label: Beard Man
Cat. #: BMD036
Format: Digital
Release Date: 10 November (Beatport Exclusive) / 24 November (general release)
1. P Flava’s (Original Mix)
2. P Flava’s (Confidential Recipe Remix)
3. Steam (Original Mix)
4. Steam (Volster Remix)
5. Steam (Lighter Thief Remix)

Label boss Mark Broom returns with his “P Flava’s EP” continuing the hardgroove sound with two originals and three remixes from the scene’s heavy hitters.

Confidential Recipe has been on a roll recently and he delivers an end of the night remix anthem. Volster has been making waves with his own label and has been a favourite of Mark’s for some time. He does not disappoint, adding some rawness to his mix. And finally, we finish with Lighter Thief who provides his trademark tribal groove to round off the EP.


Pornbugs ‘Coats My Skin’

Artist: Pornbugs
Title: Coats My Skin
Cat. #: XPM126
Label: Expmental Records
Format: Digital
Release Date: 17th November 2023 Beatport

Presenting a fresh music release from the dynamic German duo and proud proprietors of Bondage Music Pornbugs, who have once again graced Expmental Records with their ingenuity, this time in the form of a solo track. Titled “Coats My Skin,” this song is a deeply engaging track with a subtle dub accent, sure to captivate the aficionados of such distinctive sounds.

However, the offering doesn’t stop there. This track arrives hand in hand with a stellar remix from the Romanian duo, NTFO, who have escalated the original piece to uncharted elevated terrains, creating a more melodically immersive version.

As we near the conclusion of another year, we will continue to surprise and delight your auditory senses. A promising month lies ahead with even more unique musical treats from our repository, so do stay tuned!


Gleb Filipchenkow ‘Kawi EP’

Artist: Gleb Filipchenkow
Title: Kawi EP
Label: connected
Cat. #: connected134
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th October 2023
01 Kawi Ft. Mwongeli
02 Kucheza Ft. Mwongeli

Russian artist Gleb Filipchenkow returns to connected with an exquisitely sleek Afro-house two-tracker.

With a number of releases already under his belt, the mysterious Gleb Filipchenkow continues to carve out his own unique space in the electronic landscape. Releases via VOD KM, Kindisch and the Basement Discos have seen him explore genres ranging from acid to downtempo, while his previous release on connected ventured into more melodic territory. As Gleb Filipchenkow returns to connected, his versatility as an artist continues to be showcased with the new EP ‘Kawi’.

Opener ‘Kawi’ kicks off with a restrained groove, ear-tickling percussion and luscious chords. These coalesce into a dreamy atmosphere into which singer Mwongeli’s alluringly hypnotic vocal takes centre stage, rhythmically bobbing with the beat. A warm, buzzy bass ties the track together, providing enough low end to shake any dancefloor.

The paired-back ‘Kucheza’ conjures an even more tranquil mood with twinkling bells and a less urgent, softer vocal from Mwongeli. Just as the tune settles into this ambience, the plucked bassline and percussion drop into place; the groove becomes irresistible, with noodling guitar licks and shuffling shakers completing the effect, conjuring images of dusky nights and orange-lit dancefloors.

This is another pair of accomplished Afro house tracks from Gleb Filipchenkow, as enjoyable at home as on the floor.


Booka Shade ‘Wild Life / So Dope’

Artist: Booka Shade
Title: Wild Life / So Dope
Label: Blaufield Music
Cat. #: BFMB129
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th October 2023
1) Wild Life
2) So Dope

Blaufield Music bosses Booka Shade return to the label for two fresh productions on ‘Wild Life/So Dope’.

Continuing to craft new storylines within their renowned and illustrious career, having recently marked the project’s 20th Anniversary, iconic German duo Booka Shade and their stream of fresh productions continue to flow. Arriving on the back of another stellar America’s tour run, and with the return to clubs for the winter season already in full flow, the Blaufield Music bosses are back on the label with another pair of productions that have been road-tested to huge reactions across recent months with their latest two-tracker ‘Wild Life/So Dope’, once again showcasing fresh sides to their expansive sound.

A brooding and darker production to their usual output, the warping and slightly eerie ‘Wild Life’ is a production expertly showcasing the duo’s ability to craft iconic lead melodies and set them amongst impactful, contrasting elements for a late-night anthem. In contrast, ‘So Dope’ builds from crisp, slinking percussion and hooky vocal samples before launching into spiralling synths for another track made for big club moments.


Not so k ‘A World Without’

Artist: Not so k
Title: A World Without
Label: Traum
Cat. #: Traum V289
Release Date: 17. November 2023
1. Like Velvet
2. A World Without
3. 63 Voices

Not for k’s debut release on TRAUM!

Here we are releasing the very first EP of British musician Not so k. He debuted on Traum with his single track “Beyond” on Tour De Traum 25 in July. The artist is fortunate to live a creative life working as a music producer + mixing / mastering engineer at a studio in London while on the weekends he develops his own music. Since he works on diverse genres of music at work this has become an inspiration also for his own project. After writing harder electronic genres such as dubstep & drum and bass in the past, he feels that he has now arrived at a point where his emotions are expressed in the most honest way.

The EP kicks off with “Like Velvet” which shows a very strong introspective feeling on a very high emotional and intense level. Its is a track that because of its limited number of well selected sounds creates a strong mood which gets under your skin. Partly gloomy with glimpses of optimism we think this track will touch peoples hearts.

“A World Without” delivers twisted mesmerizing emotional melodic landscapes which unwind like the DNA of the artist. These fractured and progressing melodies connect to the listener in a magic way. This track at one stage enters a dreamlike state which is sad and optimistic at the same time before dropping back into the clash of mood swinging sounds. A shout out to all our fans that like the works of Nick Dow on Traum… you will find the music of Not so k equally breathtaking!

The last track “63 Voices” is the most ambient track with organ sounds filling up the air. It offers in the course its progression also parts to dance to. The track is without doubt very lively and feels as if it runs through decades of memories at the speed of light. Sometimes self examining but always in a very colorful and cheerful way.


Dam Swindle ‘Minor Fools EP’

Artist: Dam Swindle
Title: Minor Fools EP
Label: Heist Recordings
Cat. #: HEIST077
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 20th October 2023
1. That’s Right
2. Minor Fools
3. Soul’s Lament

Iconic duo Dam Swindle return to Heist with their three-track ‘Minor Fools’ EP.

Last year, Heist Recordings label heads Dam Swindle marked ten years in the game with their much loved ‘Keep On Swindling’ series. It was yet another vital project from this ever-evolving pair, which showed they can do leftfield electronics as well as floor-filling house grooves. Now, they head back to the club with three expansive and colourful new cuts.

Opener ‘That’s Right’ has Dam Swindle in full live mode and recalling their classic ‘Call of the Wild’ feat. Jungle by Night with its live keys, bass, and percussion, plus horns from trumpet guru Bo Floor. It’s a heartwarming piece of music that takes you on an electrifying, feel-good trip through Dam Swindle‘s unique sonic universe. The superb ‘Minor Fools’ then finds the pair in old-school US house territories with shuffling hats, a bouncy bass, and male vocal chops laying the foundation for some crunchy jazz chords. The haunting organ melodies, smart modulation in the keys and building tension make for another effective yet sophisticated house sound.

‘Minor Fools EP’ ends with a different look – the dreamy and contemplative ‘Soul’s Lament,’ a slow burner that builds on a relentless rhythm of bells and skipping hi-hats. Gradually, a massive string section takes control, after which an acid line takes over that gives the track its driving electronic touch.