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SIX ARTISTS YOU NEED TO SEE AT GLOBALGATHERING 2014

Our must-see acts for this weekend’s festival

2020 VISION: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Ralph Lawson's Leeds house music institution 2020 Vision celebrates 20 momentous year

TRAXSOURCE TEAMS UP WITH AUDIOLOCK

Labels get instant anti-piracy protection by ticking a box

FORWARD MOVEMENTS

Detroit's annual Movement Festival has evolved into a mecca for unity, love and hope

TAKE TEN: A-TRAK

A-Trak talks about the tracks that helped define his sound
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

EXAMPLE ON SONGWRITING, COLLABORATION & MAJOR LABELS

Point Blank speak to the dynamic artist

PIONEER LAUNCH VINYL TURNTABLE

PLX-1000 available from late August

PIONEER REKORDBOX 3 UPDATE

Pioneer launch new version of their RekordBox software...

SCENE FOCUS: AUSTRALIA

With Miller Genuine Draft

REVIEW: WISH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 2014

DJ Mag endures the Dutch EDM fest and makes it out alive

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

Diynamic announces alternative residency at Cova Santa
Playboy - Dodge & Fuski vs Nick Thayer - Disciple Recordings

All twerking and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, saying that, this is actually quite fun, if a little disposable.

Fresh Tactics - Andy Whitby & Technikal - HARD

Andy Whitby’s HARD brand has been the leading new hard house brand in 2014, with events across the UK as well as albums and of course his ever-popular monthly HARDkast. This debut release on his HARD label sees Andy team up with UK No.1 producer Technikal for a high energy hard house monster, with great rap vocal, bouncy bassline and sharp UK percussive drive.

'Little Brown Dog' - MO KOLOURS - One-Handed Music

"One of the most creative and individual performers on the scene at the moment. Every time Mo plays me a beat it makes me want to write, and seeing him perform live is a glimpse into how in the moment his creative process is."

 

Freaks Back - Simon Beeston & Andi Numan - Thoughtless

Berlin-based Thoughtless Music is a house and techno label that isn’t afraid to flirt with a little bit of melody, and ‘Freaks Back’ is a tech house record that’s drenched with it; though its real charm comes from the mysterious, otherworldly vibe that Beeston and Numan manage to summon in the studio. While its stark percussion and electro bassline bring a certain harshness, it’s dominated by a haunting psychedelia that gives the record a certain dash of classic progressive house. Also check the turbo-charged remix from Emerson Todd.