Oddball house, grooving techno, and dark beats make today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
Production mastermind—and one of my all time favorites—John Tejada returns after last year’s full-length, The Predicting Machine, with a huge double A-sider, Somewhere. Following in the footsteps of his classic productions like “Mono On Mono” and “Chorgs,” “Somewhere” is a perfectly pumping late-night groover ready for any hungry crowd.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
Something a little different from UK producers Itchy Robot and Skeeze from Afterdark. I’ve been on a hunt for atypical beats lately and this one fills the need by keeping it heavy without getting super-abstract. If you’ve got recommendations along the same musical lines as “No Matter What,” please send them my way.
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
Xosar has been a consistent favorite for me this past year, with her humid, hazy melodies and affinity for making an easily identifiable signature sound fresh with each new outing. “The Calling” is the most overtly house-y she’s ever been, but she avoids the usual genre cliches with her unique tropical flavor.