As we roll into Turkey Week, much is brewing in the new-release section of Beatport.com. See what’s doing it for our expert team of merchandisers and editors today.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
Hands down, Enigma Dubz is the most underrated producer, who is also one of the most versatile and consistent in terms of quality. This little garage EP on Whistla’s L2S Recordings is lovely and shows how perfect Enigma Dubz is at adapting to different styles.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
Ahhh, week 48 of the year—a week that will be fondly remembered as one where nothing sounded better than chunky, late-night tech house and Vazquez, who I’ve never heard of before this release, followed that recipe to a T. Simple, repetitive, soul-withering monotony that is best enjoyed above 10 in a filthy warehouse at 4 a.m. when you’re more than slightly “shellacked.” Good stuff. And by good, I mean great!
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
Like clockwork each year, November’s plunging temperatures spur my retreat into deep, wintry, heady techno. In no particular order, here are some of the highlights of the week’s particularly fertile crop.
Beatport News Editor / San Francisco
There’ll definitely come a day when I’ll hear the words “DIY/outsider house” and think back nostalgically on a fad that I once really enjoyed—but I don’t see it happening in the near future, to be honest. And while I’m still on that kick, 100% Silk does it for me almost every single time, just like the DFA once did. Today, it’s Fast Times that’s got my motor runnin’.
Event Coordinator / Denver
From one Danny to another, Daniel Avery’s already smashing “Naive Response” gets the peak-time treatment from Danny Daze. The tempo is increased, the sultry vocal plea is reinterpreted well, and the acid lead sounds tighter yet wider at the same time, through nicely worked reverb. The big mover here is the heavy-duty bassline that just kind of wobbles in place with purpose. A classic string-backed breakdown and transition back into the chug will no doubt keep the dancefloor warm as some of us head into these cold winter months.
Marketing Manager / Berlin
I’d like to say I’m picking this track solely off the name of it, but that’d be a lie. Sure, the name of the track is what actually sparked my interest, but fortunately the excitement goes way beyond the name. On a big soundsystem with a proper up-for-it crowd, this could surely be one of the destroyers of the set—tracky, ever-growing energy with a giant breakdown that you’ve just gotta hear to appreciate. Big-time party music for big kids.
Senior Content Merchandiser / Los Angeles
Hot on the heels of their single “Adrenaline” on Revealed Recordings (which scored a top 20 on Beatport’s progressive-house charts), the Italian production duo of Lush & Simon is back with another nice club anthem called “City of Lights” out now on Trice/Armada. “City of Lights” starts off strong with some happy synth high notes before dropping into a lovely landscape of piano and guitar work up right up to the building “hands in the air” moment.
Raul San Miguel
Content Operations Coordinator / Denver
Blaze’s “Lovelee Dae” has to be one of my favorite tracks of all time; it holds a special place in heart, in particular the Roman Flügel remix under his Eight Mile High guise. This track marks the fourth time I’ve purchased a “Lovelee Dae” remix and the second this year. With big punchy drums, the grand DJ T. adds a little spice to the classic 20:20 Vision remix. Warm and inviting, you can’t help but nod your head and move your feet.