By Alex Cristian – October 30, 2021 106 0

With a slew of critically acclaimed releases clocked on the likes of Virgin Records, Capitol Records, Maelstrom and Somn’thing Records (to name a few)  – as well as collaborations with A-listers including Boy George, Sonique, Kimberly Wyatt and Mutya Buena – longstanding British DJ and producer Paul Morrell has racked up a huge assortment of chart-topping singles and notable accolades over the course of his esteemed twenty year career. Paul Morrell feat. Follow us on socials PAUL MORRELL

Teaming up with formidable Jordanian artist Ayah Marar – whose vocals have graced immense productions from the likes of Calvin Harris, DJ Fresh, Camo & Crooked and Bassline Smith, amongst others – Morrel and Marar pull out all the stops for this latest release as the newly formed duo deliver a infectious three-minute dancefloor groove of epic proportions. Ayah Marar – Work It Out is out now via Sirup Music. Now, as he looks to add another huge dancefloor weapon to his ever-expanding musical arsenal, Paul Morrell announces his eagerly anticipated Sirup Music label debut, with the immaculate new future house cut, Work It Out. Ayah Mara

Infectious vocal hooks, melodic basslines and shuffling, syncopated drum patterns are the order of the day, as the two artists come together for the first time to lay down a future house banger that’ll live long in the memory.


DGTL news – DGTL Amsterdam dates confirmed + ticket registration open !

By Alex Cristian – October 30, 2021 104 0
In an exclusive new teaser trailer that dropped across socials earlier today, the message is clear. “Welcome back”. DGTL is calling… can you hear? Register now at

Pre-sale starts on Thursday November 4th2021

General on sale: Friday November 5th 2021

About DGTL:

DGTL has positioned itself as a unique and distinctive festival since the first edition in early 2013. After their three-day ADE extravaganza drew thousands of festival fans to their home base at the NDSM Docklands, DGTL has announced the official dates for DGTL Amsterdam 2022 – April 16th & 17th. With music, art and sustainability as the main pillars, the DGTL events have taken up their unique position in the festival landscape worldwide. For more information, check

Follow us on socials DGTL is ready to create a new inspirational, innovative and immersive environment where people can grow, unite, feel free and dance. The Amsterdam festival organization has already gone far beyond the national borders with editions in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Santiago, São Paulo, Tel Aviv and Bangalore. It’s time to shed labels, celebrate our individual identities and come together as a community. DGTL Amsterdam, of course, remains the spiritual and literal home of the event. With pre-sale starting on Thursday November 4th – electronic music lovers have just six days left from today to register for tickets to the DGTL flagship event, which promises to usher in a brand new era for the international festival giants.



Over the course of the following week, I couldn’t get the melody out of my head…it would not leave me alone. Speaking about the remix and his return to Manta, Latroit commented:


“I listened to the original version only once, and I liked it so much that I wasn’t sure that I’d have anything to add to it. Returning to Manta following his impressive label debut Confess back in 2020, the prized LA-based artist steps up to the plate with a pulsating and energetic disco-tinged interpretation, drawing on his remarkable studio experience to conclude the emphatic two-part package in style. It’s been a tough year or so for everyone and we’ve had plenty of time for reflection, the track is about capturing that feeling. Speaking about the upcoming release, label head Idoru commented:

“We are truly excited about this next phase for Manta, we are really trying to step it up a notch. Boasting a impressive stream of dynamic, forward-thinking records from label partners Idoru and Sian (amongst others) since its inception back in 2019, burgeoning Indie Dance imprint Manta Recordings now looks to continue its prolific run of first-rate label output with the announcement of its latest EP release, this time from hotly-tipped British Synthwave duo, Maximum Love. Follow us on socials Maximum Love

“We wanted to make something that you could get totally lost in…” said the brothers, “something that was dreamy and ethereal but hit hard enough to keep coming back to. When I listened to the original again a week later, I realized that the way I’d been singing it to myself throughout the week was not at all how the song actually went and thought ‘right… I guess I’ll just do this, then…’ This was a real joy to work on and I hope that people have as much fun listening to it as I had making it.” – Latroit

Maximum Love – Sometimes (including Remix from Latroit) is out now via Manta Recordings. We’re really honoured to be able to work with Manta and Latroit on this project, and we can’t wait for everybody to hear it” – Maximum Love

See also  PVSSYCAT & H3NRY THR!LL WANT YOU TO GET IN THEIR BUGATTI !Out now, the double-sided package is bolstered by an exquisitely crafted remix, courtesy of Grammy Award-winning producer, composer and Double Platinum selling artist Latroit. Over 25 million streams to the good since emerging onto the scene with their critically acclaimed debut EP Midnight Astronaut back in 2014, brothers Jordi and Taylor now pull out all the stops with this latest retro cut, combining classic 80s influences and evocative, melancholic vocal lines with their unmistakably hazy retrospective soundscapes to masterful effect. With a massive release from one of our favorite artists, Maximum Love, and a remix from Grammy-award winning artist, Latroit, I couldn’t be more stoked and honoured to be heading up the label” – Idoru

Warmly welcoming the budding fraternal outfit for their eagerly anticipated label debut, Maximum Love join Manta this October with their blistering New Wave cut, Sometimes.

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Solarstone & Stoneface & Terminal presents Pure Trance Vol. 9 !

By Alex Cristian – October 30, 2021 101 0

Matthi & Henri put their heart & soul into making it a true heads-down, club-focused journey, and in that, I thank them most sincerely. ‘V9’ sees Solarstone joined by Stoneface & Terminal for another year-crowning celebration of the very purest of the ‘Pure’. I love giving upcoming artists a platform (and occasionally ‘a first break’) for their work on these comps. This mix is a reflection of who we are and what we like when it comes to melodic & driving music. Feeding into the genre’s future, the discovery and elevation of new talents (of which the ninth volume features many) remains central. By the same token though, if there was a 365 for it to return (and with a vengeance, we might add)… well you can probably see where we’re going with this! Whilst searching for the music, I came across some amazing talent, which is something more rewarding than words can convey.“

See also  ‘BACK FOR MORE’: STONEFACE & TERMINAL’S GUNDAMEA SERVE THEIR NEXT FOR EDCT !At the outset of their disc, Stoneface & Terminal also get to scratch a big remix itch. The German duo round out their mix with ‘Lateott’, the latest from Lost Witness and SF&T’s own new creation for ‘Pure Trance 9’, ‘Frontlines’. Over the last decade, the albums’ make-up has crystallised around several core paradigms. It did give Stoneface & Terminal and myself the luxury of more time to source brilliant material and work on exclusive remixes and edits though. In a rework that may yet prove to be his finest, through studio mastery he manages to add yet greater emotional weight to ‘Love U More’s song. Through Foxhill’s balm-some ‘Beach’ and Misja Helsloot’s  ‘Bashed’ (via his new Hel:sløwed alias), Rich’s introductory minutes bring the album cruise appeal. After making a plan, reaching out to some of our favourite acts and producing some exclusive original tracks, remixes and collaborations, we are very happy with the result! As does Richard’s mission to return some much-missed names to its fore, ensuring that the classic feel of genre is baked in. 9 was a great joy to work on. Further, both Richard and Stoneface & Terminal (Henri Nix & Matthi Gierth) have taken the opportunity to (exclusively for the album) remix some tracks from the genre’s dawn. With double the prep-time to hand, it’s allowed Rich to inject even more of that Solar essence into his mix.Adding the most personal of touches, ‘V9’ is the first in the series where every track featured has either been co-produced, engineered, remixed or Retouched by the man himself. Follow us on socials So it is then that – on the cusp of hitting double-digits – the mix-comp series spawned by Solarstone (Richard Mowatt)’s grassroots movement returns in 2021. One of his “all-time top 5 tracks” meanwhile, Sunscreem’s ‘Love U More’ has been on his remix wish list for over twenty years. If ever there was a moment for Pure Trance to take a year off, it has to have been the least dancefloor-friendly one of the last century. A reinterpretation of the Bulgarian folk song that featured on The Golden Record, sent on the 1977 Voyager space missions), ‘Delyo’s Voyage’ delivers an (inter!) stellar end to the mix. Push, Lost Witness, Basil O’Glue, Robert NIckson & Lostly (V6 & V7’s co-mixers incidentally),to Lustral, Cosmic Baby,Sunscreem and beyond, that arch defender of the Pure returns, November 12 ( The album is a mix of wonderful music from both established producers and exciting new names. Under their Gundamea guise, they dazzlingly rework Cosmic Baby’s proto-trance classic ‘Loops Of Infinity’, initially setting the mix-tone trench-deep. Make it happen here: (! The pandemic forced me to postpone it in 2020, as we were unable to bring it that essential live experience element. We think it’s a great complement to Solarstone’s mix.“

‘Solarstone Presents Pure Trance V9’, mixed by Solarstone & Stoneface & Terminal is out November 12. Featuring music from everyone from M.I.K.E. At the culmination of his mix – through Robert Nickson’s latest, Solarstone goes all-in on the galactic. Talking about ‘V9’ and its deferred release, Richard says: “Pure Trance Vol. See also  Kid Eternal presents his infectious new single ‘Love Goes Down’ !If you’re seeing even more of Solarstone’s own on his latest Pure Trance testament, it’s not hard to imagine why. Through successive tracks including Basil O’Glue’s ’San Giljan’ and Pico Boulevard’s ‘Another Time’, its vibe holds at the spaceier end of the spectrum. Speaking ahead of its release, Matthi & Henri said: “When Rich invited us to mix the second disc of ‘Pure Trance V9’, we felt honoured, yet uncertain if we could completely deliver. Push & Trintro’s Endless Balance’ on however, its cooler feel thaws, and indeed takes on a propellant quality. Killer collabs with Robert Nickson on ‘From The Sun’ and Solarstone with (the Irish folk song-based) ‘Mist on the Mountain’ continue to raise its trajectory. It also affords Rich the opportunity to – where innate – introduce and trancify some music from outside electronic music’s sphere. The good news keeps getting better too, as (in a manner of speaking) Rich brings you two ‘Stones’ for your hard earned. From Paul Denton’s ‘Ricochet’ and M.I.K.E. Holding its own memorable moment for Solarstone this summer (having opened his first post-lockdown set with it), Akkima’s ‘Moments’ follows.


Genix releases spine-tingling video for ‘All I Want’ (with Zashanell) on Anjunabeats !

By Alex Cristian – October 30, 2021 117 0

Also included are previously unheard ‘Chill Out’ and ‘Chill Out Dub’ mixes of ‘All I Want’ from Damo himself. 

Phase one of Genix’s ‘199X’ album tour continues until January 2022, with forthcoming headline dates in New York City, Miami, Dallas and more. Damion ‘Damo’ Houchen, aka Genix, presents ‘All I Want’ (with Zashanell). Tickets for all dates are on sale now (

Follow us on socials ‘199X’ dropped on the label in September 2021. A love letter to rave culture, ‘199X’ is a departure from the sound that Damo is best known for. Since the album’s release, Genix has taken ‘199X’ to Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 450 celebrations at The Drumsheds London, and to the USA and UK for the first leg of his world tour. It’s the latest single from his debut artist album ‘199X’, out now on Anjunabeats. He secured releases on both Armada and Vandit. 

Genix arrived on Anjunabeats in 2010 and immediately became a mainstay in Above & Beyond’s sets with tracks like ‘Aura’, ‘Destinations’ and ‘Black Water’ (the latter written with regular touring partner Sunny Lax). Through the late 2000s and 2010s, he caught the ear of Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk with his textured, melodic take on trance. A standout vocal track from the album, ‘All I Want’ features accomplished writer and vocalist Zashanell, who has previously written and performed on records with Rezz (Mau5trap) and Julian Gray (Anjunabeats).