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by: Jessica Mao Mar 5, 2021 Anjunadeep‘s rise to international recognition has been a journey of humble cultivations, first as Anjunabeats‘ underground offshoot, and then as the sonic seed that gave life to the institution that has been enjoyed and celebrated across the dance music community today. Now, label heads James Grant and Jody Wisternoff […]

by: Mitchell Rose Mar 3, 2021 This Never Happened regular Le Youth is back on what he calls “the most exciting record label in electronic music right now” for his first EP of 2021, Colour. The EP’s hallmark is its stunningly uplifting tonality, brought on by charming plucks overlaying robust bass synths and bright atmospheres. […]

by: Jessica Mao Feb 23, 2021 Brandishing his first release of the year, Yotto continues to install his young label Odd One Out as a central hotbed for electronic’s most forward-thinking talents. The Finnish producer’s 2020 trajectory gifted a string of singles including Lane 8 collaboration “Buggy,” the AVIRA-joined “Love Me,” and Cassian double heater, […]

by: Josh Stewart Feb 18, 2021 Moullinex links up with fellow Portuguese talent Sara Tavares for “Minina di Céu,” together delivering a stirringly soothing package of uplifting house with a driving vocal narrative. Sang in Tavares’ native language of Cape-verdian Creole, “Minina di Céu” tells the tale of a young girl destined for cosmic adventure. […]

by: Ross Goldenberg Feb 18, 2021 Yet another triple crown of stowed-away productions from both Lane 8‘s Grand Lake performance as well as his Fall 2020 Mixtape have been unmasked. Following a double-sided placement on the fifth volume of This Never Happened‘s Root to Branch series, which sets out to emphasize deserving up-and-coming names, Polar […]

by: Mitchell Rose Feb 16, 2021 Melodic house royalty Ben Böhmer is back with his second single of the new year. Featuring ethereal vocals from Panama, “Weightless” is another meticulously crafted Böhmer production starring celestial synth work at the forefront. Underneath the top melody, a hypnotic midrange synth and driving bassline give “Weightless” movement and […]

by: Mitchell Rose Feb 3, 2021 With several EPs and a Lane 8 remix under their belt, Sultan + Shepard have steadily become a mainstay on This Never Happened in recent months. In January, the Canadian melodic house duo announced its debut album on TNH with the LP’s lead single “Solid Gold Love” featuring Richard […]

by: Jessica Mao Jan 20, 2021 Just weeks into the first month of 2021, Anjunadeep has already deployed a scorching release schedule, with Reflections Vol. 1 sequel, Modd’s Beyond EP, and Nox Vahn‘s “Brainwasher” remix package among its first output. Now, Dancing Astronaut‘s 2020 Label of the Year welcomes the familiar faces of Ben Böhmer […]

by: Jessica Mao Dec 12, 2020 After debuting his remix of Worakl‘s “Red Dressed” aboard his hot air balloon set, Ben Böhmer has officially shared the coveted production. Landing on Worakl’s label Hungry Music, the rework marries the Berlin-based luminary’s progressive mastery with cinematic orchestration, as Böhmer widens the scope of his prodigal repertoire once […]

by: Mitchell Rose Nov 23, 2020 After swapping remixes, Yotto and Cassian have come together to release their first original music as a collaborative unit. Rogue, the duo’s new, two-track EP opens wth “Inter,” a club-ready track filled with complex synth patterns and an undeniable groove. The opener’s compatriot “Grains” utilizes similar synth techniques, but […]