Chris Larsen ‘Have My Love’

Artist: Chris Larsen
Title: Have My Love
Label: Repopulate Mars
Cat. #: RPM195
Format: Digital
Release Date: 13th October 2023
1. Have My Love
2. This Beat

Repopulate Mars welcomes Canadian talent Chris Larsen for new EP, ‘Have My Love’.

Chris Larsen is becoming a name of note within his native scene in Toronto. His tech house sound is all about new school designs and can be found on labels such as Snatch!, Rawthentic and South of Saturn. Once again, he brings the heat to Lee Foss’s vital Repopulate Mars for the excellent two-track ‘Have My Love’ EP.

‘Have My Love’ is a funk-fuelled track built on raw, driving kicks, overlaid with swirling synths that rise through the mix and morph into joyous piano chords. It’s a simple yet hugely effective combination as the lush loops and filters keep on rolling, lifting spirits ever higher next to gorgeous vocal stabs. ‘This Beat’ is more classic house, this time with swaggering hip-hop bars over bulky metallic beats and plenty of scratching, and is surefire to blow up the dancefloor.



Chris Stussy ‘Midtown Playground’

Artist: Chris Stussy
Title: Midtown Playground
Remixer: Huerta
Label: FUSE
Cat. #: FUSE055
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 6th October 2023 (EP)
A1) Midtown Playground
A2) From The Delicate Mist Of Morning
B1) Blueprint
B2) From The Delicate Mist Of Morning (Huerta Remix)
DIGI Mythical Power

Chris Stussy makes his long-awaited FUSE debut as he drops the heavily-requested ‘Midtown Playground’, with Huerta joining on remix duties.

It’s rare for an artist to command such intrigue and interest across every single release they line up. Yet, the captivating global gaze around Chris Stussyseems to be snowballing with every unreleased production teased in his ever-impressing sets. Now undeniably one of the scene’s most in-demand names, the humble and hardworking Dutchman has been letting the music do the talking over recent years, with his Up The Stuss project welcoming a new musical focus and providing a platform for him to grow and evolve into an artist at the very top of his game. Not letting up, the surging DJ/producer and label boss now adds another label debut to his catalogue as Enzo Siragusa invites him to his iconic FUSE imprint for the very first time, bringing the release of one of his most requested tracks to date, ‘Midtown Playground’ – with LA-born, Berlin-based DJ, producer and Leisure boss Huerta also making his first appearance on the remix.

From the instantly recognisable synths and lead melody to the skipping percussion and rumbling core bassline, ‘Midtown Playground’ perfectly showcases the sound that Stussy is quickly making his own. The same can be said for ‘From The Delicate Mist Of Morning’, a more subtle but hypnotic offering, while ‘Blueprint’, another unreleased stand-out, offers that commanding yet playful groove he’s become so known and loved for. Delivering his flip of ‘From The Delicate Mist Of Morning’, Huerta dives into a deep, colourful and breezy journey through cosmic spheres, while digital purchasers can enjoy a bonus cut in ‘Mythical Power’ – a warping, jacking and menacing effort built for bustling late hours dancefloors.


Michael Klein ‘Introsuspect’

Artist: Michael Klein
Title: Introsuspect
Label: Rekids Special Projects
Cat. #: RSPX58
Format: Digital
Release Date: 6th October 2023
1. Introsuspect
2. Sirena

Germany’s long-standing techno proponent Michael Klein is next up on Rekids Special Projects with two new cuts.

Frankfurt native Michael Klein, aka Michael Koczynski, has been an integral part of the European techno scene for many years. His savvy sounds have been released via the likes of Cocoon, Second State and his BLK DRPsince the turn of the century while always bringing heavy beats and intricate sound designs.

He opens up here with the mighty sounds of ‘Introsuspect,’ which pairs hefty low ends with spooky and sparse atmospheres up top. The bulky, gritty drums march onwards while wispy details and paranoid motifs ring out and keep dancers on their toes. Then comes the equally chunky kicks of ‘Sirena’ with coarse claps peeling off the groove, synths twisted into the beats and filthy basslines powering the whole thing forward with inescapable energy.



Antony Doria ‘Becoming Aware of Things EP’

Artist: Antony Doria
Title: Becoming Aware of Things EP
Label: Symbolism
Cat. #: SYMDIGI036
Format: Digital
Release Date: 6th October 2023
01 Crafting Aggressive
02 Groove
03 Seven Trees
04 Fondamental Pitch

Antony Doria’s first full EP for Ben Sims Symbolism, the four-track ‘Becoming Aware of Things EP’ lands this October.

After ‘Tribute’, Doria’s contribution to Ben Sims’ massive Synchronicitycompilation, the Belgian artist’s full release has been in discussion for some time and sees Doria in fine form. From the clipped, skittering arpeggios of the opener ‘Crafting Agressive’ to the mechanical intensity of the appropriately titled ‘Groove’, ‘Becoming Aware of Things’ is high-impact stuff from the off. ‘Seven Trees’ then proudly takes things to imposing territories with its cavernous sound design. The EP closes with the snaking funk of ‘Fondamental Pitch’, rounding out a package that will see something for most ‘proper’ techno DJs.


Drumsauw, Unknown Code ‘Berliner EP’

Artist: Drumsauw, Unknown Code
Title: Berliner EP
Label: Virgo
Cat. #: VIRGO021D
Format: Digital
Release Date: 4th October 2023
1) Berliner
2) Ostbahnhof
3) Schwärmen

lario Alicante’s Virgo label returns with more vital club gold, this time from Drumsauw and Unknown Code with their ‘Berliner’ EP.

Unknown Code is an Italian artist making waves in the European underground with heavy yet fluid techno releases on legendary outlet Planet Rhythm while featuring as a resident of the Roman crew Traumers. Here joins up with UK DJ/producer Drumsauw, who has quickly become a core part of techno’s cutting edge, support from Adam Beyer, Radio Slave, Chris Liebing and Charlotte De Witte on Beatport topping cuts via labels like AnalyticTrail and On Edge Society.

Up first is ‘Berliner’, a sleek and linear techno effort with synth stabs flashing across the face of the heavy drums and rumbling bass. It’s a rave-ready sound that takes you to the heart of a smoky dance floor. The excellent ‘Ostbahnhof’ keeps the energy levels high with more thundering kick drums beneath pulsing synths and paranoid vocal fragments, delivering perfectly muscular techno with a warm machine soul. Last of all is ‘Schwärmen’, which is more strobe-lit and frenzied as wall-rattling drums bring the tension, coarse claps add texture, and insistent stabs ensure maximum impact on the dancefloor.



Pushmann ‘Phases Of Appearance EP’

Artist: Pushmann
Title: Phases Of Appearance EP
Label: Symbolism
Cat. #: SYMDIGI035
Format: Digital
Release Date: 29th September 2023
01 Pushmann – Trauma
02 Pushmann – Ride
03 Jeroen Search & Pushmann – Absolute Motion
04 Pushmann – State Of Shock

Pushmann drops the ‘Phases Of Appearance’ EP on Ben Sims’ Symbolism, featuring a collaboration with Jeroen Search.

Yet another artist who makes the leap from Ben Sims’ Hardgroove to Symbolism(or vice versa), Spain’s Pushmann drops his ‘Phases of Appearance EP’, including a collaboration with Jeroen Search, late September.

Much like his ‘Augua D’o Binies EP’ on Hardgroove, Pushmann isn’t messing around on ‘Phases of Appearance’. Each track’s rich detail provides multiple sonic hooks and otherworldly seams to fixate on while the grooves are confidently tight and understated. From the bursting aggravation of ‘Trauma’, the manic melodies of ‘Ride’, the stomping minimalism of ‘Absolute Motion’ with Jeroen Search and the joyfully overwhelming tones of ‘Stake of Shock’, this is an EP that cooly shows off its intensity.


Undo & Casiowaves ‘Casiobass EP’

Artist: Undo & Casiowaves
Title: Casiobass EP
Remixer: Nhar
Label: Melodize
Cat. #: Melodize013
Format: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 22nd September 2023
01 Casiobass
02 Overcruiser
03 Something Blue
04 Waves to Come (Nhar Remix)
05 Waves to Come

Undo & Casiowaves return to Melodize with the ‘Casiobass’ EP backed with a remix from Nhar.

A long-time resident at Barcelona’s legendary Razzmatazz and label head of Factor City for two decades, Undo is a Spanish mainstay with countless releases that have garnered support from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Roman Flugel and Erol Alkan. He teams up with fellow Spaniard and synth-pop wizard Casiowaves to return for their second collaborative release on Melodize after last year’s ‘Predict The Future’ EP.

The straight-forward ‘Casiobass’ kicks off with fizzing synth lines, chugging dark disco drums, a fat bass and circling pads. ‘Overcruiser’ is a pumping, Italo-influenced cut with retro-future chords and a clean, cosmic feel, while ‘Something Blue’ layers up the crispy analogue drums with sonar pulses, deadpan cold wave vocals and majestic leads that bring color and vibrancy.

Drummer-turned electronic producer and live act Nhar, who boasts an impressive discography spanning two decades, makes his debut on the label with a remix of ‘Waves to Come’ that brings a widescreen serenity and calm to the original through pensive chord work and starry keys twinkling in the distance. The original then closes out with Balearic guitar licks, punchy drums, and rich bass for a fusion of retro sounds with futuristic sentiment. From the driving Casiobass to the Balearic, serene ‘Waves to Come,’ Undo & Casiowaves have served up offerings for all hours with the versatile ‘Casiobass’ EP.


Asha Puthli ‘Disco Mystic – Select Remixes Volume 1’

Artist: Asha Puthli
Title: Disco Mystic – Select Remixes Volume 1
Label: Naya Beat Records
Cat. #: NAYA-005
Format: Vinyl, Digital
Release Date: 22nd September 2023
1. Asha Puthli – I Am Song (Sing Me) (Yuksek Remix)
2. Asha Puthli – Space Talk (Maurice Fulton Remix)
3. Asha Puthli – Lies (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
4. Asha Puthli – One Night Affair (Turbotito & Ragz Remix)
5. Asha Puthli – Right Down Here (Psychemagik Remix)
6. Asha Puthli – I’m Gonna Dance (Jitwam Remix)

Turbotito and Ragz’s electrifying new Naya Beat label has curated a cultured list of remixers to add their spin to the work of legendary Indian vocalist Asha Puthli. This essential remix album features Yuksek, Jitwam, Maurice Fulton, Psychemagik, Kraak & Smaak, and Turbotito & Ragz.

Naya Beat, which translates from Hindi as ‘new beat’, is focused on uncovering foundational electronic sounds from the subcontinent and South Asian diaspora through reissues, remixes and compilations. It found quick success with its first release, ‘Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983 – 1992′, followed by a rare 1985 Hindi New Wave album by Pinky Ann Rihal. The label now offers up the first of two releases based around the music of cosmic disco pioneer, Studio 54 icon and jazz improviser Asha Puthli, an artist who has recorded, sung or shared the stage with the likes of Roy Ayers, Alice Coltrane, Grace Jones, Barry White, Andy Warhol and many more. From David Mancuso’s The Loft, to Giorgio Moroder’s early work with Donna Summer, to hip-hop where she has been sampled extensively, Asha’s musical influence and impact is profound. She was the first artist of South Asian descent to successfully crossover and make a mark on dance, jazz and pop culture in the West.

For this LP, the label tracked down the long mythologised original stems and recordings of Puthli’s most seminal albums, including ‘The Devil is Loose’, and working closely with Asha, they have tasked a series of producers inspired by her work to remix her music.

Yuksek opens up with a pumping disco remix of ‘I Am Song (Sing Me)’ awash with uplifting synths and big claps next to the original vocals, which soar to the heavens. The seminal ‘Space Talk’ is remixed by Maurice Fulton into super steamy and late-night territory. The live drums and jumbled percussion are lit up with soulful chords as Puthli’s carefully delivered vocal seduces up top. ‘Lies’ (Kraak & Smaak Remix) rides on fat-bottomed drums and bass that unfold with a dub swagger beneath a nebulous eco-system of cosmic synths and dramatic vocals. Label heads Turbotito & Ragz flip ‘One Night Affair’ into a leggy disco celebration with sweeping synths and bright effects, and Psychemagik’s ‘Right Down Here’ is a pulsating mix of dark, snaking bass and drums with deep space ambience and raw hits making for a turbulent and tense atmosphere. Lastly, Jitwam closes out with a smooth disco sound laced with dynamic drums and cruising chords next to another sensuous top line from Asha Puthli.

This is a stunning collection of remixes that pay homage to the originals while taking them into new sonic territory. A series of single drops will precede the whole LP; Yuksek (21st July), Maurice Fulton (4th August), Turbotito & Ragz (18th August), Psychemagik (1st September), Kraak & Smaak (15th September), Jitwam + LP (21st September).




Subradeon ‘Keep Fighting EP’

Artist: Subradeon
Title: Keep Fighting EP
Label: Subradeon Records
Cat. #: SBRDN004
Format: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 22nd September 2023
01 Improvement
02 Keep Fighting
03 Brothers And Sisters
04 We Are Still Struggling

Rekids and Hardgroove act Subradeon announce the first in a series of conceptual releases on their self-titled label.

Subradeon’s ‘Keep Fighting’ EP kicks things off with the fantastic ‘Improvement’, a Detroit-inspired techno cut with hi-tek synths and spoken word vocals that muse on self-betterment. The drums are deep and spare, with wet claps and jazzy lines bringing the track to life. ‘Keep Fighting’ is the first in a series of three EPs, each representing three phases of epochal change. This introductory release uses human voices and organic sounds that represent our present, with the title track picking up the pace via thumping, pulsing drums, cosmic synths and chattery percussion.

Next up, ‘Brothers and Sisters’ is another Motor City-influenced track with wispy synths and heavy drum funk made all the more dramatic by the vocal fragments scattered throughout the mix. Closing the release, the urgent, straight-up ‘We Are Still Struggling’ is a hands-in-the-air, synth-laced and sophisticated techno hit that will take any dance floor to the next dimension.

Giuseppe Salone and Salvatore Iannotta form Subradeon, they make driving techno marked by real soul, incorporating elements of house, live sampling and acapella into their tracks on the likes of Rekids, Motech and Hardgroove, while winning the support of artists like DJ Bone, Dave Clarke, and Jennifer Cardini.


AutoClub ‘Apparition EP’

Artist: AutoClub
Title: Apparition EP
Label: Kajunga Records
Cat. #: KAJUNG010
Format: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 22nd September 2023
01 An Apparition
02 CoupCoup
03 Molecular
04 It’s You
05 Delos Infidelity (Digital Bonus)

AutoClub drops an acid-fuelled, deep and dubby house release on Kajunga.

‘An Apparition’ introduces the hazy feeling of AutoClub’s ‘Apparition’ EP with a thundering kick, dubbed-out chords, and a mysterious vocal sample topped off with a funky 303 interlude. The A2 track, ‘CoupCoup’, then builds late-night suspense with looming strings and chords driven by deep, groove-soaked percussion.

‘Molecular’ kicks off the B side with eerie vocal samples and gorgeous, otherworldly synth work, held together with a heavy broken beat and a morphing acid line. This is before ‘It’s You’ summarises the EP’s concept with a mesmerising exploration through propulsive percussion, deep bass and immersive, evolving chords. Lastly, ‘Delos Infidelity’ joins the release as a digital bonus with smooth, dreamlike melodies and detailed, interlaid grooves.

Mike McClure and Craig Lambert form AutoClub. Craig, known as Midnight Music Club, and McClure, going by the alias of Autokinetic, join forces to create modern music rooted in old-school sound through live performance, blending futuristic electronic music with refreshing human qualities. They now land on Kajunga Records, a label with a discography spanning the left-field recordings of artists such as Lonefront, Heckadecimal, Ryote, and Lambert’s Midnight Music Club.