Elisa Bee ‘Devotion EP’

Artist: Elisa Bee
Title: Devotion EP
Label: Hardgroove
Cat. #: HardgrooveDigi024
Format: Digital
Release Date: 20th October 2023
01 Elisa Bee – Devotion
02 Elisa Bee – Jam Thing
03 Elisa Bee – Boiling Point
04 Elisa Bee – Dawn Time
05 Elisa Bee & His Majesty Andre – The Answer

Elisa Bee returns to Ben Sims’ Hardgroove with the ‘Devotion’ EP.

Following Elisa Bee’s 2022 ‘Send Me a Vision’ EP, the Italian DJ/Producer returns to Ben Sims’ prized Hardgroove imprint with the five-track ‘Devotion’ EP this October.

A true master of rhythm, Elisa Bee takes no prisoners in ‘Devotion’, always riding the groove effortlessly and lacing her techno with classic-sounding yet refreshing funk. Machine-like modular bleeps run rampant in ‘Jam Thing’ with the pacey and uncompromising ‘Boiling Point’ hot on its heels. Next up, the dubbed-out sequences of ‘Dawn Time’ reflect off subtle percussion hits before she teams up with His Majesty Andre to deliver ‘The Answer’, a retro techno offering made to get the dancefloor bouncing.



Gruuve ‘Without You’

Artist: Gruuve
Title: Without You
Label: Paradise Music
Cat. #: PDS005
Format: Digital
Release Date: 20th October 2023
1. Without You
2. Sher Der Der

Paradise invites Gruuve for his first appearance on the label with his new ‘Without You’ EP

Hot on the heels of another impressive Ibiza residency across the summer, Jamie Jones’ iconic Paradise invites Argentinian-born, Barcelona-based Gruuve to join its growing label roster. The rising DJ/producer hasn’t looked back since his breakthrough ‘Wrong File’ EP on Deeperfect in 2014, catching the attention of some of the industry’s biggest names, including Marco Carola, Michael Bibi and De La Swing. Now boasting an extensive catalogue of releases on Glasgow Underground, Lapsus, MUSE and his own imprint MUUV, he steps up for his most significant release to date and joins the Paradise family with his ‘Without You’ EP, perfectly timed to coincide with their annual ADE event.

“I think this EP says a lot about my career path, and I’m so proud that it will be released on Paradise. I say this because I always produce music from scratch without track references or templates and try to be as authentic as possible.

I produced ‘Without You’ around 2021, just when I started playing with 303 basslines. My main goal was to create an underground beat with groovy percussive elements and a catchy vocal to give it more personality. The synth arp on the breaks adds the perfect dark touch! ‘Sher Der Der’ was made thinking of Paradise. My objective was to create a more energetic track, so I put a lot of congas in there and again used a 303 bassline. I also spent some time trying to find a vocal hook to fit this beat, and I think it was a good choice.”Gruuve.

‘Without You’ is a slinking house cut loaded with big synth stabs and warping chimes over rhythmic drums for a wonky, tripped-out track. ‘Sher Der Der’ then strips things back to a thumping house groove with deep male chants and ethereal chords, switching up the atmosphere to create the perfect dancefloor weapon.




X-Press 2 ‘Thee (LP)’

Artist: X-Press 2
Title: Thee (LP)
Label: Acid Jazz
Cat. #: AJXD734
Release Date: 13.10.2023

UK electronic titans X-Press 2 announce brand new album ‘Thee’ alongside the drop of their latest single ‘Zeven’.

‘Thee’ is the vital duo’s fifth LP release and the first on the label they signed to earlier this year. They have already dropped two singles from the album and now unveil another nine fresh cuts that continue their creative purple patch, following recent remixes for Gabriels and David Holmes. It comes after years of defining the sound of the underground with a mix of powerhouse club tracks and catchy songs, most famously their Ivor Novello Award-winning ‘Lazy ft David Byrne’. Whether crafting for the club, the radio, or the catwalk and brands like Givenchy, Rocky & Diesel continue to showcase the pioneering spirit that has been with them since the early 90s. ‘Thee’ is beefy, fad-free house music stripped back but full of flavour, emotional nuance and well-used vocal fragments.

Say Rocky & Diesel of this latest musical chapter – “We’re so excited to be releasing ‘Thee’ with Acid Jazz. It’s been a long time coming, and some of the tracks have been with us for around ten years now. So it’s fantastic to finally get them finished and pulled together with a bunch of new tunes to form an entirely new album.

The excellent ‘Moov’ kicks off this comprehensive sonic statement with a deep, pared-back house rhythm underpinned by signature fat bass. Deft vocal coos, subtle strings, and distant FX bring the detail that keeps you locked, while the new single ‘Zeven’ plays with a funky disco loop that teases throughout. It never resolves and will ensure natural dance floor rapture. ‘Phasing You Out’ then offers sweaty and steamy basement grooves with a tender vocal over powerful dusty drums.

The second single, ‘Muse’, is a more introverted and heartbroken sound and ‘Can I See The Love’ picks things up with supersized drums and smoke-filled dance floor intensity. ‘The Rain’ veers into techno with twisted acid lines spraying about amongst church-like chords and dense percussion. After the stomping tribal energy of the first single ‘You Know (Everybody)’ comes the zoned-out, post-rush house of ‘Reach For Me’ and more elastic rhythms of ‘Cope’. ‘Bloom’ has freewheeling melodies that allow the floor to cut loose, and ‘Werq’ layers up undulating synths and earworm leads into expressive and storytelling house for the back room.

‘Thee’ proves that X-Press 2 once again shuns the legacy act status and continues innovating at the electronic underground’s sharp end.

01 Moov
02 Zeven
03 Phasing You Out
04 Muse
05 Can I See The Love
06 The Rain
07 You Know (Everybody)
08 Reach For Me
09 Cope
10 Bloom
11 Werq


Luke Slater & Dubfire ‘The Dissent EP’

Artist: Luke Slater & Dubfire
Title: The Dissent EP
Label: Mote-Evolver
Cat. #: MOTE068
Format: Digital
Release Date: 13th October 2023
01 The Dissent
02 The Sonic Assassin
03 The Drama

Luke Slater & Dubfire team up for the first time with ‘The Dissent’ EP on Mote-Evolver

‘The Dissent’ by Luke Slater & Dubfire opens up with hypnotic, droning sequences and bubbling atmospheres, looming synthlines firmly backed by relentless organic rhythm. In ‘The Sonic Assassin’ sizzling, skittering shaker-hat combos sneak up while its distorted signals increase in intensity, culminating into a high-intensity finish. ‘The Drama’ then features wonky vocals and gorgeous psychedelic soundscapes, closing out this quality, tripped-out package with dancefloor energy found both late at night and the early mornings.

After making his debut on MoteEvolver via label boss Luke Slater’s ‘Rip The Cut’ remix package, SCI+TEC founder Dubfire now teams up with the fellow techno lynchpin for ‘The Dissent’ EP. Rolling and dubby, this collaborative three-tracker follows up Slater and Ø [Phase]’s recent Roog Unit release on the label and continues with boundless layers of interwoven, mind-warping techno sounds key to an imprint housing scene legends such as Rene Wise, Steve Rachmad, The Lady Machine and many more.


Serge Devant ‘A Little Bit Of Love’

Artist: Serge Devant
Title: A Little Bit Of Love
Remixer: Art Department & MDL Child
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat. #: CRM299
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 13th October 2023
1. A Little Bit Of Love (Original Floor Cut)
2. A Little Bit Of Love (Art Department & MDL CHLD Remix)
3. A Little Bit Of Love (Dub Cut)

Serge Devant returns to Crosstown Rebels with his mesmerising new single ‘A Little Bit Of Love’, complete with a remix from Art Department & MDL CHLD.

Thanks to his fresh house sound, New York resident Serge Devant has turned the heads of tastemakers like Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus for several years. A regular on Crosstown Rebels dating back to his label debut in 2015, dropping a string of EPs on the label since, he arrives in fine form once again as he unveils his latest single.

“Happy to open the floodgates from pandemic archives. ‘A Little Bit Of Love’ is the first out of the bunch of releases to follow. I started working on this in late 2020 and have been testing and getting this one right for quite some time. It’s finally ready for the dance floors; I hope you enjoy this uplifting vocal with a good message”.Serge Devant.

His brilliant ‘A Little Bit Of Love’ is an inventive rhythm that soon sweeps you up with its wavy beats and slick hits. Gorgeous chords are draped over it next to steamy vocals to ensure a truly emotive dance floor trip, while the dub version strips out the lead vocal to lay the focus on the remaining musical elements.

The remix comes from Jonny White, aka pioneering underground artist and No. 19 Music boss Art Department, and fellow Canadian talent MDL CHLD. They flip the production into seven minutes of emotionally intense house music with muted acid lines undulating throughout the mix, while immense percussive energy and lush cosmic keys make for a fulsome dancefloor rush.



Nic Fanciulli ‘On My Mind’

Artist: Nic Fanciulli
Title: On My Mind
Label: Rekids
Cat. #: REKIDS230
Release Date: 13th October 2023
Format: Digital / Vinyl
1. On My Mind
2. U Gotta

Two of dance music’s most recognisable names come together once more as Nic Fanciulli returns on the mighty Rekids.

Fanciulli has long been one of the leading lights in the house world. His Saved Records label is one of the go-to outlets for forward-thinking grooves thanks to his own music and his on-point A&R of many other talents. Over the years, his releases have explored every facet of house and tech, while the man himself has played every major club and festival in the world. This is Fanciulli‘s third outing on Rekids after 12″s in 2019 and 2020, and it might be his best yet.

“Really excited to get this EP out on Rekids. Been testing and working on this record for a couple of years and happy to see it finally get released through one of my favourite labels.” – Nic Fanciulli

The stylish and seductive sounds of ‘On My Mind’ open up with loopy and catchy vocals, disco-tinged house beats and plenty of feel-good energy. The funky basslines and innovative samples make this a fun, full flavour and heartwarming groove that is sure to get crowds locked in and hands in the air. The brilliant ‘U Gotta’ is another track steeped in classic references but with a modern twist. It builds in careful layers that tease and please with sustained strings and low, grinding bass offset by the diva vocals and atmospheric crowd noise. When it drops, it is the sort of tune to bring real rapture to the party.


Peter LC ‘Miami 87’

Artist: Peter LC
Title: Miami 87
Label: Appetite Records
Cat. #.: APP002
Format: Digital
Release Date: 13th October 2023

Elliot Schooling and Liam Palmer invite Peter LC to Appetite Records as he draws for a wealth of influences from the 80s with his new single, ‘Miami 87’.

Founders of London-based event series Appetite, hotly-tipped pairing Elliot Schooling and Liam Palmer kicked things off in style earlier this summer with the long-awaited launch of their in-house label, linking with singer/ songwriter Halana Roma for the excellent ‘Hey Jonny’ – with support from Marco Carola and Jamie Jones to BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Sarah Story. Stepping up to deliver the sophomore release, the pair welcome Italian-born DJ/producer Peter LC to the label, an exciting name whose experiments within Italo house, disco and classic house spheres have seen him feature at venues across a wealth of European cities. Serving up a track drenched in throwback influences while looking forward to the future, he unveils a track fuelled by 80s sonics with ‘Miami 87’.

Cinematic synths and crisp drums combine to set up a bubbling and resonant production across ‘Miami 87’ as funky bass licks and subtle acid lines take hold for a hazy yet punchy late-night dive into Italo-leaning realms. Tip!

Jason Patrick ‘Timelapse EP’

Artist: Jason Patrick
Title: Timelapse EP
Label: 4 Track Recordings
Cat. #: 4TRK-030
Format: Digital
Release Date: 25 October 2023
1. Pulsing
2. Rafters
3. Place Hold
4. Pulsing (DJ Hyperactive Remix)
5. Rafters (Lindsey Herbert Remix)

A new Techno EP by Detroit born, now Chicago resident, Jason Patrick. His ‘Timelapse EP’ features three hypnotic and driving originals plus two remixes. ‘Rafters’ is remixed by AZ based Lindsey Herbert alongside a remix of ‘Pulsing’ by DJ Hyperactive.


DJ 3000 ‘Mezë EP’

Artist: DJ 3000
Title: Mezë EP
Label: Motech Records
Cat. #: MT170
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 20 October 2023
A1. Mezë
A2. Humble Quest
B1. Tanbur
B2. Snake Eyes

DJ 3000 presents ‘Mezë EP’ – A Fusion of Music, Culture and Life

Franki Juncaj, globally recognized as DJ 3000, is set to launch his fifth album, ‘Mezë’. This release marks the culmination of an extraordinary artistic journey, inviting everyone to revel in the beauty of music, culture and life while breaking down boundaries and uniting people through its masterfully crafted tracks.

Renowned for his ability to infuse Detroit’s musical vibrancy with his Albanian heritage, DJ 3000 embarks on a fearless exploration of his roots. ‘Mezë EP’ harnesses the power of food as a metaphorical “glue” that harmoniously binds the realms of life and music.

The title track, ‘Mezë’ transcends mere genre classification; it is an artistic masterpiece that captures the heart-pounding communal essence of a party while reflecting the vibrancy of sharing a meal together. ‘Humble Quest’ delves into the depths of Detroit’s musical heritage, while ‘Tanbur’ is a global celebration, gracefully incorporating ethnic stringed instrument samples that ride atop a steady drumbeat. ‘Snake Eyes’ ventures into the realms of Electro, underscoring Franki’s mastery across diverse electronic dance music genres.

‘Mezë EP’ is a testament to the power of music, culture and the universal joy of life. Join DJ 3000 on this extraordinary journey, where boundaries disappear, and we are brought together through music, food and family.

This EP is the first of four vinyl and digital EPs featuring tracks from his new album. The album follows in November.


Polaris Festival 2023 – two weekends!

Swiss mountain top festival Polaris returns for its eighth edition, taking place across two weekends in November – 17-18 and 24-25.

Across both weekends, Polaris features some of electronic music’s most respected and exciting players of the moment.

The festival takes place in a huge dome with 360 views of the Alps, in Verbier, one of the best mountain top ski resorts in the world.

The music curation weaves DJ and Live elements and brings together international pioneers of the movement and sounds of the future. Creating a special and unique moment on the mountain top, immersed in sound, dancing closer to the sky.

The first weekend features a collaboration with renowned Montreaux Jazz for an opening concert with Marc Rebillet, followed by a 4-hour set from vibration shifter Natasha Diggs.

Across the two weekends expect a rare 4-hour set from Detroit’s Sound Signature label head, Theo Parrish, as part of the Detroit Love collaboration with Carl Craig and artists including Dames Brown Live (three ladies from Detroit). Master of Chicago’s deep house, Ron Trent, is back in Europe after seven years. Plus sets from high class DJs Dixon and Gerd Janson, Berlin techno legend Marcel Dettmann. Full energy Live sets from Mr. G and Kink. Hot artists of the moment Hunee and Paula Tape. Plus newcomers Cody Currie, Tai Lokun and Bel-Air Ltd, and more.

And the closing night with a very special secret guest…

Line up 2023 :

> Weekend 1

Day 1 – Friday 17.11
Montreux Jazz Festival x Polaris present
Marc Rebillet (concert)
Natasha Diggs (4hrs set)

Club Night :
Marcel Dettmann
Kink live

Cody Currie

Day 2 – Saturday 18.11
Detroit Love x Polaris
Theo Parrish
Carl Craig
Marcellus Pittman
Dames Brown live

> Weekend 2

Day 3 – Friday 24.11
Gerd Janson
Paula Tape
Tai Lokun

Day 4 – Saturday 25.11

Special Secret Guest

Ron Trent
Mr G live
Dj Deep
Bel-Air Ltd

▪Plus Festival Off in bars and clubs of the village (free access, friday till sunday)

Tickets : Polaris Festival