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Technimatic's "Night Vision" climbs to new heights

By Sean Lewis
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Drum & bass fans will surely recognize duo Technimatic as UK producers Technicolour and Kromatic. The two first met up on D & B Internet forum in 2008 and started a longstanding collaboration. Attributing many years and releases to their partnership, the duo will finally see their first full-length album Desire Paths get released this year on Shogun Audio.

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Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper's remix of DJ Cassidy's "Calling All Hearts"

By Jason Black
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House legend Frankie Knuckles’ untimely passing last month at the age of 59 left a tremendous hole in the global dance music universe. Not only was he a true pioneer, Knuckles was an institution thanks to his impressive musical canon. Beatport is proud to present this exclusive, final Knuckles’ remix. Along with some deft studio work from longtime confidant and close friend Eric Kupper, Knuckles has crafted his own signature interpretation of DJ Cassidy’s “Calling All Hearts” featuring vocalists Robin Thicke and Jessie J. Evoking the “golden era of dance music,” this is the first single from DJ Cassidy’s debut album Paradise Royale coming out this summer.

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Reelow offers up a real-deal, no-frills tech-house killer with "Illegal Jump"

By Matt Ferry
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Sometimes, as much as we all love our personal stash of secret weapons, it’s impossible to not reveal to the world the unknown dancefloor bomb of one of your favorite producers. Aptly landing on Serkal’s first volume of Secret Weapons, Reelow’s “Illegal Jump” is one such track: undeniable funk, a jack factor that does more spinal damage than a 900-mph head-on collision, and an air of cold, calculated sleaze that seems impossible to achieve within the modern tech-house sound.

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Joe Ford does D&B dancefloor damage with "The Moment"

By Sean Lewis
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Last year, Joe Ford topped my list of “artists to watch for 2014.” “Stride,” which arrived last year on Shogun Audio’s annual compilation Way Of The Warrior 2, was his big breakthrough as it moved up the charts, alongside the other diverse sounds of his EPs on Caliber Music and Inspected Records. A youthful producer with a veteran ability, Ford returns to Shogun this year with more proof that he is not only a capable producer, but one that will continue to rise to the top.

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Ellroy gets rowdy with tech-house raver "Repeal"

By Matt Ferry
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Our boy Ellroy is back with another masterwork of loose, deep, peak-hour tech house ready to demolish your dancerfloor any hour of the night. Packed with the kind of cone-melting kicks and warehouse swing only a seasoned veteran can bring to a track, “Repeal” is the laser-guided super-bomb in Ellroy’s formidable armament of four-to-the-floor heaters.

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Anthea makes a late-night deep-house "Booty Call" for Desolat

By Matt Ferry
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After a successful 2013 for Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich’s Desolat imprint, the label returns with another mind-blowingly pumpy and tech-tinged compilation for your listening delight. As expected, highlights are hard to pick out from a selection of producers as revered as those on Desolat, but if we had to choose, Anthea’s “Booty Call” is filled with the perfect amount of chuggin’ late-night wonk and dizzying roll that we love here at BP HQ.

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Vindata finds a perfect soulful pitch with singer Kenzie May on "All I Really Need"

By Sean Lewis
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Bridging the gap from US to the UK, Los Angeles duo Vindata invites London vocalist Kenzie May to open their new EP, For One to Follow, with “All I Really Need.” The EP lands on Kastle’s own Symbols Recordings, so it’s not terribly surprising that it follows a very similar vibe to his, with futuristic bits of R&B and electronic music blended together to create a soulful compound.

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