FUTURE Presents – Benny Benassi & Special Guest OFFAIAH

Benny Benassi, OFFAIAH, Tobtok and PS1

Ministry of Sound, London


OFFAIAH is gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable night of Electronic Music this November; joining the impressive line-up as a special guest, OFFAIAH will take to the stage at the Ministry of Sound in London on the 24th of November. An event presented by FUTURE, boosting the legendary Benny Benassi as headliner, the night is sure to impress, raising the energy and elevating the crowds into an unmissable experience full of powerful music and uplifting vibes.

With an undeniable talent, OFFAIAH keeps proving himself worthy of the global attention he has garnered to date; having taken to the stage at numerous iconic venues like Echostage in Washington DC and Ushuaïa in Ibiza, just to name a few, OFFAIAH has established a unique and distinct DJing style that stands out within the Electronic Music realm. His captivating performance persona and masterful approach to DJing have built him a reputation as one of the most sought-after acts on the Electronic music scene worldwide; and now, as he gets ready to bring his signature electrifying energy to the Ministry of Sound, there is no doubt that OFFAIAH’s set will remind fans once again of his talented DJing expertise, effortlessly summoning crowds to join the dancefloor.

Set to perform in The Box, OFFAIAH will take to the stage at one of the leading venues of Electronic Music, notorious amongst DJs and Producers as a legendary setting and the go-to place to hear the very best talents within Electronic Music. With such an exciting setting acting as the backdrop to the night, the event is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression; as it promises to deliver party-starter energy, vibrantly displaying an eclectic range of hard-hitting beats and anthemic productions, the event is certainly not to be missed.

With a striking line-up that not only includes OFFAIAH as an exciting guest of the night but also the talented DJs, Tobtok and PS1, this event promises to captivate and amaze attendees. As OFFAIAH is poised to bring surprising and powerful sonic moments to his set, fans can prepare themselves and get ready to be taken on a thrilling visual and auditory musical journey.

As the anticipation grows, with the event drawing near, make sure to follow OFFAIAH across social media to stay up-to-date on his preparations for his performance and details about his next upcoming releases. OFFAIAH will perform at the Ministry of Sound on Friday the 24th of November, with tickets available at the Ministry of Sound London website.

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Martay: Bridging the Gap Between Genres with Soulful Dance Tracks

With music that continually packs a powerful punch, Martay is taking the Electronic Music realm by storm, elevating the genre to new realms of excitement as she delivers hard-hitting music. Having developed a songwriting process that sees her continually taking the role of narrator, producing music striking in its ability to induce sentiment in its listeners, Martay appears as a distinct figure within Electronic Music and a talent no doubt deserving of attention.

Martay’s vocals appear as the foundation of her productions; shining a light on her impressive talents as a Vocalist, her music can be characterised by its ability to relay deep lyrical content to its listeners. With her songwriting frequently taking inspiration from her personal life, Martay’s music emerges as an intimate creative expression and a channel for her own inner thoughts and feelings. Having such an intrinsic link to her productions, Martay has developed a distinct signature vocal style, emotively conveying the messages and meanings of her lyrics through mesmerising vocal melodies. Unfailing in their ability to captivate, Martay’s vocals are the highlight of her productions; expressive in nature and soulful in sound, her vocals showcase an impressive skill set, emerging as a credit to her devotion to her craft.

Citing the sounds of R&B and Soul as major influencers of her unique sound, Martay’s productions innovatively tie together the nostalgic vibes of her musical inspirations with the lively energy of Electronic Dance Music. Rooted within Martay’s music and identity appears a hint of sonic playfulness; as she adds layers of silky vocals to her soundscapes, diversifying her productions with bold ad-libs and remarkable harmonies, Martay ensures her music is unlike any other. As she frequently collaborates with gifted Producers like Kustom, Martay’s productions continue to push musical boundaries, taking the listening experience one step higher as she incorporates surprising sonic moments for her listeners to enjoy. A true genre luminary in the making, Martay is sure to leave a lasting impression as she keeps developing her sound and bringing her unmissable energy to the scene.

As she continues to drop dynamic Dance Music, well-deserving of a spot on the playlists of DJs around the globe, Martay breathes fresh new energy into the Electronic Music realm, lighting up the genre with her passionate approach to music creation. Brave in her determination to evoke feeling and bold in her unique creativity, Martay is no doubt a talent to keep a close eye on.

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Huxley ‘Back To The Jams Vol. 1’

Artist: Huxley
Title: Back To The Jams Vol. 1
Label: Shall Not Fade
Cat. #: SNFDIGI040
Format: Digital
Release Date: 24.11.2023
1. Cuttin’ Corners
2. Give Me Love
4. Love Lifting

Pre order link: https://shallnotfade.co.uk/album/back-to-the-jams-vol-1

Huxley makes a big appearance on Shall Not Fade with four outstanding house cuts. His ‘Back To The Jams Vol. 1’ EP features great and magnificent sonorities, which warm up the upcoming winter season. ‘Cuttin’ Corners’ starts with an amazing instrumental, while an infectious vocal gets in adding dancefloor inspired vibes, self-proclaiming the best production of the whole EP. Follows ‘Give Me Love’ that recalls the style of the previous song, even if it shares a late night mood. Another production titled ‘MYHEART’ shifts into tribal motifs and ‘Love Lifting’ closes the release, both reflecting oldschool sensations and revitalizing some trends of house music.

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Tech It Deep ‘Aisha’

Artist: Tech It Deep
Title: Aisha
Label: Tech It Deep
Cat. #: TID003
Format: Digital
Release Date: 10.11.2023
1. Aisha

After the successful publication of ‘Maria’, Tech It Deep returns with another outstanding interpretation of a classic. This time it’s the turn for ‘Khaled – Aisha’, where the vocal chant charms the listener, while the adapted instrumental is still fresh and juicy; the overall result is haunting and embracing, revealing also an inspiring and powerful attitude.

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Spektre ‘Stop Me From Falling’

Artist: Spektre
Title: Stop Me From Falling
Label: Respekt Recordings
Cat. #: RSPKT217
Format: Digital
Release Date: 2023
01. Spektre Feat. Michele Adamson – Stop Me From Falling
02. Spektre – Nine Lives

Buy link: https://www.beatport.com/release/stop-me-from-falling/4289614

Spektre are on a roll at the moment, and are back on their record label Respekt to drop another hard-hitting techno EP with explosive energy.

With back-to-back releases on Respekt, this is Spektre’s second release on their highly respected record label in the space of a month, and it’s another banger with two dark and driving techno tracks in their trademark style.

Based in the UK, Spektre is a duo consisting of Rich Wakley aka Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox who were both successful solo artists who came together through a shared love of techno. Over a decade later they have travelled the world as headline DJs and released music on esteemed record labels such as Filth on Acid, Kraftek, 1605 and Drumcode.

Their own record label, Respekt is one of techno’s most prestigious record labels with a roster that ranges from old-school legends like Marco Bailey to trailblazing fresh talent like Mha iri.

“Stop Me From Falling” is the EP’s title track, and it fuses Michele Adamson’s emotive vocals, fresh from collaborations with the likes of Infected Mushroom and Shpongle, with fizzing synths, brutal percussion and a menacing acid line to create an intense groove. It’s a distinctive track that finds the perfect balance of hands in the air elation and fist-pumping exploration.

“Nine Lives” steps things up a gear with its industrial kick drum and thrashing high-end percussion which are underpinned by a rumbling bassline that creates the meat of the groove. The spine-tingling melody line sweeps across the track while old-school vocals and a thickset lead synth add ominous tension to the track’s unfolding ferocity.

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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.


Shawn Jackson Interview

With over 200 chart-topping tracks released throughout his career, there is no doubt that Shawn Jackson is a force within Electronic Music, one whose driven determination makes him unstoppable. Label owner, a powerhouse Producer and DJ, and now host of his radio show ‘Higher Grounds Radio’, Shawn Jackson has taken over Electronic Music, making his mark and consistently delivering a creativity that keeps surprising and impressing his followers. As he cements his place as a talented, skilled, and experienced Producer, Shawn Jackson ensures that the influence he has on the landscape of Electronic Music has a permanent impact.

In this interview, we sat down with him to talk more about his upcoming projects.


Hi Shawn, how are you doing?

Hi guys, I’m doing well! Thanks for asking.

Thanks for joining us. Can you give us a sneak peek into your upcoming projects? What can your fans expect from your next releases?

My pleasure! Well, I still have a library of unreleased projects in queue which without sounding like a braggart, are some absolute bangers. I’ve been testing them via an “A” list of DJs and the response has been epic.

You’ve been consistently dropping hard-hitting tracks, could you share any hints about the direction your music is taking in your upcoming releases?

I’ve really been in a more upbeat approach with these upcoming releases. They are not the deep pounders like my previous work, but more energetic and dance friendly which still feature my signature vibe.

We’ve seen you experiment with different styles in your recent releases, are there any specific genres or sounds you’re looking to explore in your upcoming projects?

I am always testing my abilities by making myself uncomfortable, which I have found by doing so, brings great value. Currently, I have a secret release of Melodic Techno coming out on Horatio’s Shodan Records (well, not secret anymore) which I am proud of. These are big sounding festival vibes that have already been received well buy some top DJ’s. You will also see more Techno releases and collaborations coming up.

Collaborations often bring unique flavors to a track; can you reveal if there are any exciting collaborations in the works for your upcoming releases?

Again, some top-secret intel here (lol)…I am working on collaborations with Horatio and my boys at ‘Tech Us Out’ from whom we have seen great charting success and support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Carl Cox and Marco Corola.

The production process can be quite diverse, are there any new techniques or approaches you’re incorporating into your upcoming tracks?

I decided to work a little more outside the box recently and added some new gear to my studio. One major improvement being the Manley MU Compressor/Limiter, which has given my projects a huge sound.

Are there any upcoming shows or tour plans that your fans should mark on their calendars?

Right now, I am in full studio mode until December, and I’ve just hit up ADE in October, aligning my management team and doing a ton of press with my team at MCPR (Matt Caldwell PR) and meet ups with artists and booking agencies. My Higher Ground Radio show is now in 10 countries and growing, which is establishing the SJM brand to a broader audience.

Your previous releases have been well-received by fans and industry professionals alike, how do you manage to maintain that level of quality in your upcoming releases?

Honestly, I have been fortunate to have the luxury of releasing my material on my own labels, and having them be received so well in the industry. I do provide the same quality of music to labels of which I release on other than my own, but having the control to properly promote and market my label releases does play a major factor in the success they receive. You have to remember, this is a business and if you treat it as such, the artistry will be rewarded.

You’ve not only made a name for yourself as an artist but also as a label owner, can you give us a sneak peek into any exciting upcoming releases or projects from your own labels, and how do you curate the sound you want your labels to be known for?

We’ve had some great success with Tres14 Music and consistently charting in the Top 20, Driven and Minordub have also been a key element of discovering great talent and providing artists an outlet. My new venture with AFTRPRTY is a special one, it features 90% of my own work and honestly, my good mates. My 2nd release “It’s Your Fault” is TOP 5 in the Dance/Electro Pop Genre alongside some massive artists, which is a confidence booster for sure, and we’ve only scratched the surface.

With the music industry constantly changing, how are you adapting your strategies to ensure your upcoming projects reach a wider audience and make a lasting impact?

Again, treating it as a business, I incorporate my apparel brands strategically with the labels and releases which leads more music lovers to our music via the apparel line and vice versa. We are always pushing the boundaries in the studio and expressing ourselves via the apparel and brand ambassador program.


We thank Shawn Jackson for his time talking with us, and foresee new milestones and accolades coming his way, with his drive and passion for music and the music business, it is clear that he’s on the way to further cement his name and legacy as an unmissable one in the Electronic music world. Don’t forget to follow him across social media and through his weekly radio show ‘Higher Ground Radio’ available on leading streaming platforms and weekly through YouTube.

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Lars Huismann ‘Fractured Realities’

Artist: Lars Huismann
Title: Fractured Realities
Label: Dolly
Cat. #: dollyts02
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 10.11.2023
A1. Dystopia
A2. Split
B1. Cope
B2. See You Soon

Pre order link: https://orcd.co/dollyts02

Dolly Records keeps exploring shades of techno and house: the German producer Lars Huismann makes the second episode of the ‘LTS series’, sharing a powerful and engaging techno style. ‘Fractured Realities’ is a traditional four track EP, which represents in its own right the creative process of the artist. A sexy gloss and a great low-end sound definition make the whole release ready to be played on the major mainstages, without compromising the essential traits of underground inspired techno. All the compositions endure full of grace, while featuring a wild and haunting beauty.

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