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Your EDM Premiere: Mefjus – ‘Sleazebag’ Ed Rush Remix [Vision]

In the wake of his massive hit album Manifest released last year on Noisia’s Vision imprint, Mefjus has had the benevolence to commission and bestow upon the masses an equally huge remix album, due out this Friday, March 1. Since said D&B masses have been salivating over the release of this remix album pretty much since the original LP came out, Mefjus and Vision have also deigned to release a decent number of singles...

J’Moris Drops His ‘RNB’ EP, Solidifies Soulful Trap Rap

Your EDM introduced J’Moris to the EDM world in June of last year via the video for his smooth trap single “Dope Life,” and he’s been creating chill trap beats ever since. His fourth EP just dropped on Valentine’s Day and is called RNB (suffice it to say the title doesn’t stand for what you’re thinking). J’Moris is by no means festival trap and RNB once again leans towards the original southern trap as...

REVIEW: Fonik Audio Innovations Volca stand

LINK: FONIK AUDIO INNOVATIONS | PRICE: £109Whether you have a fully kitted out production studio, or a corner of your room for your music, there’s never enough space for everything. Desk space becomes a premium, and you start the shuffle dance, moving bits on and off, changing cables, dumping gear on shelves. And that’s why verticality is useful for your kit: for a long time, racks and stands have not only helped ergonomic access...

Album Buzz: Check Out ‘Archangel,’ Joanna Syze’s Haunting Collab Track With AKOV on Her New Album ‘Surrender’

Anyone who knows their stuff in drum and bass has been eagerly awaiting the release of Joanna Syze’s sophomore album, Surrender. Over three years in the making and containing collaborations with the likes of RedPill, Barbarix, Chris.SU, Mizo and, of course, two tracks with the incomparable AKOV. Surrender has obviously been worth the wait. Since its Beatport exclusive release on Friday, it’s shot to number four on the Beatport DnB Top 100 and a number...

BOOK REVIEW: Ortofon’s “A Century of Accuracy in Sound”

LINK: Orfoton | PRICE: 49 eurosTwo things are established:I love DJ gearI love booksSo when these two things come together in one place, it’s guaranteed to have my attention. And just before Christmas, this beauty landed in the Worxlab and made me very happy indeed. This year, Ortofon has been celebrating 100 years of purveying all manner of audio products, but specialising in the phonographic needle and cartridge business. And to chronicle...

New Artist Spotlight: NËU Introduces The Caracal Project

Phace and Misanthrop’s new label NËU has been an interesting one to watch since its inception in late 2017. It’s hosted newcomers like Synergy and Stoner as well as experimental heavyweights like Proxima and Signs. Its label heads have both made appearances as well, with Phace releasing in collab with Signal on NËU002 and Misanthrop getting together with Synergy on NËU006. It seems no matter who the new label brings on, it’s going to...

REVIEW: Maschine Mikro MK3 — a DJ’s perspective

LINK: MASCHINE MIKRO MK3 | PRICE: $/€225/£200 | MANUAL: PDF“When will we see Maschine integrate with Traktor?” I hear rattling around the internet, echoing like in a desert canyon, littered with cattle skulls and tumbleweeds.“It pretty much already is…” the wind whispers, in reply.Since December 2016, both Maschine 2.5.5+ and Traktor Pro 2.11+ have sported Ableton Link, allowing them to be accurately and quickly synced up, either on the same computer, or across wired...

Your EDM Exclusive: Noisia and Invisible Re-Draw the ‘Outlines’ of Bass Music Once Again

Noisia’s Invisible imprint has one more deep, dark release for the drum and bass world before 2018 comes to a close in the form of their third installment of the Outlines series. This one features deep, dark, grinding and pulsing tracks from Hybris, Arclight, The Outsiders, Rizzle, Ground and Subtension. The last name on that list is the subject of our exclusive on release day with a track called “Left to Decay,” and it...

I Went To A 6am Rave Sponsored By McDonald’s & This Is What It Looked Like

I arose from my slumber this morning at 4:45am, oddly alert. I looked around my room for my phone, the alarm on which had been set for 5:30; noticing the earlier time, I chose to accept my body was simply ready for the day ahead of me, knowing I’d be attending a rave in the basement of a cherished Los Angeles theater sponsored by McDonald’s just 75 minutes later.Yes, this morning was the Rise...

HANDS-ON: Allen & Heath Xone:96 production sample

UPDATE: Dan commented about the running temperature of the 96, and as is our way, we offer a right to reply. See here for Allen & Heath’s excellent explanation.IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a production sample of the new Allen & Heath Xone:96 analogue DJ mixer, which I had the opportunity to play with all too briefly, so bear that in mind while reading through my experience. Things can still change before they hit the...