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By Matt Ferry Every two months or so, Francis Harris’ Scissor & Thread imprint brings us another release that resets “the bar” for quality dance music. Making his return to the NY-based label showing the world how to do things right, Black Light Smoke makes his sophomore solo appearance with the Rough Cuts EP. Bathed […]

By Dan Carter Between live spectacles, a consistent album output, and an aptitude for drawing collaborators from across the musical spectrum, Derry’s Japanese Popstars have proven a truly authentic force in electronic music. Now one member fewer (after the departure of Declan McLoughlin) and realigned in their approach, Gary Curran and Gareth Donoghue have not […]

By Lauren Salm Pioneer. Innovator. Label boss. Artist. These are all just elements of what Holger Behn’s multifaceted personality and talent encompasses. As H.O.S.H., Behn quickly went from DJing and producing to curating his own free outdoor festivals in Hamburg, Germany, and, with partner Solomun, bringing that persistence and passion to their acclaimed Diynamic label, […]

By Jack Wiggins We’ve got a slew of hilarious stuff in today’s roundup—from a piece outlining some of the more noticeable tribes in US dance music to a more animalistic remix of “Animals”—but the top news story is without a doubt the return of Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan and his new clubbing project. Proceed with […]

By Ken Taylor Today we’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere broadcast of Master at Work’s set from our Beatport Stage recorded live at this year’s Movement Festival. Tune in here at 1 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. UTC to catch this monumental gig from two of house music’s most iconic figures—”Little” Louie Vega and Kenny […]

By Jack Wiggins As you know, we love tumblrs over here at Beatport News. And another great one, particularly for those producers among you, just came across our iMac desktop: Making Electronic Music. Whether it’s got to do with gear lust, warring on production forums, crashing DAWs, or playing with the filter cut-off, there is […]

By Beatport News Editors Every DJ and producer worth his or her salt has got a favorite—and probably least-favorite—pair of headphones. But with the slew of new cans constantly hitting the market, how are those just entering the world of private listening to know what’s hot and what’s not? Behold, our roundup of DJ and […]

By Ken Taylor There has been much ink spilled of late on the dire situation that the city of Detroit faces amidst its bankruptcy, but at the same time, there are just as many nuggets of hopeful revival floating around the news. One such recent mention involves house DJ, producer, and educator Mike Huckaby, who, […]