April 2022 - Monthly Round Up
Updated: May 31
April proved to be another fruitful month here at 23rd Precinct HQ.
The world's biggest trance selling artist [according to Beatport], David Forbes had another noteworthy month. Topping the Beatport charts, taking over A State of Trance alongside Arman Van Burren and releases a plenty. 'Take Me Up' released on Armada towards the end of the months topped the official Beatport Trance charts. David also had his remix of fellow 23rd Precinct producer Mark Sherry's 'Total Eclipse' & also his remix of of 'Shattered Sun' by Kenny Palmer land in the top 10. All in all, a very successful month for Scotland's finest.
Our very own Alix Robson was back amongst the releases following some writing and creating time. She joined forces with long term collaborator Cameron Soper and New Zealand's QUIX to produce an emphatic and high octane drum & bass influenced track. 'Enter With Caution' is dripping in energy, pulsating, roaring with big drops and passion-filled vocals, it's no wonder this caught the attention of Steve Aoki's label Dim Mak.
Alan La Porte's collaboration with Alexis Knox and Mila Falls 'Think About It' got the VIP treatment [literally] with the VIP remix dropping on hot pop label Perfect Havoc.
Richie Blacker was back on Limbo Records with the follow up to his Space Cadet release and 'Ketamine Dreams' got its' debut spin on BBC Radio 1 courtesy of Sarah Story's Future Dance show. An another exceptionally euphoric breakbeat dance track which has become symbolic for Richie Blacker. You can grab a vinyl copy of Space Cadet here.
Richie also took charge of remix duty for the classic 'Need To Feel Loved' by Reflekt - a classic from 2004. Check out Richie's adaptation here, out now on Altra Moda.
Our writers Futuristic Polar Bears [Rhys Buckley, Fran Cosgrave, Luke Hayes] teamed up with Wolfpack on '16 BIT'. Hold onto your hats with this big room EDM pleaser, spine tingling drops, throbbing baselines and euphoric synthesiser melodies = what's not to love.
There was new music from our writer/producer PYLOT. A mysterious producer who continues to shine with their unmistakable brand of synthpop - taking listeners of an explorative adventure. April saw the release of 'Out Of Luck [Instrumental]' courtesy of Danger City and quickly followed by brand new single 'Upgrades' out on New Retro Wave.
Bournemouth's most exciting producer Mr. Sosa released 'Flowers In Bloom' & 'Feelin' Right' - two momentous tracks which garnered support from BBC Introducing's Jaguar and furthermore a string of editorial playlists. There's more exciting things on the horizon for Mr. Sosa also know as Toby Woodhouse as next month's brings an epically exciting collaboration with one of the world's most influential producers... Sasha.
David Forbes rounded off the month with another couple of instalments of hard techno under his Sebrof alias. 'Heart Stop' is palpable and tense - it's another staunch release from Glasgow-based producer. It was the follow up to 'Channel Stripper' released on David's own label Midimal Records.
NEM3SI$ is one of our electrifying producers working across the progressive and techno genres. His quality in production and catchy melodic tracks have seen him rise across the Beatport charts and his latest release 'Life' was no exception. Check it out now on Frequenza records.
We also had the pleasure of working alongside Scottish songwriting collective Hen Hoose on a writing camp where we welcomed writers from across Scotland & beyond. Participants included C4SUAL, Emiah, Stuart McInnes, Megan Black, Suse Bear, WSHOM, Djana Gabrielle, SHEARS, Gary Dillon, Susie Ledge, Jayda & 77.
In addition we were pleased to have our writer Joy Farrukh asked to join the prestigious Armada songwriting camp in London.
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