June 2022 - Monthly Round Up
What's the saying? Better late than never. Our 23rd Precinct team have been enjoying some well deserved time off these past few weeks, but we're back and ready to take the second half of 2022. Not before celebrating what was another fantastic month for all those signed to 23rd Precinct Music.
Our writer Callum McConville's cowrite with fellow Scot Louis Wyzgowski was snapped up by KULI - a profoundly deaf producer based in the Netherlands. His production on 'Lost Without You' is nothing short of exceptional, bold and brash with lots of brass and sass. Released on KULI's own label 'Futurized', we were pleased to see it land in a plethora of Spotify editorial playlists including Nieuwe Releases & Nu Funk.
There was new music from our Dubai based producer Scott Forshaw who teamed up with fellow 23rd Precinct-ers Stuart McInnes, Phoebe Street, Frank Farrell, Callum Hayes and Nick Fisher on 'Reason'. It signalled the launch of Frank Farrell's Hot Content alias and what a way to get started - the summery fresh pop anthem is out now on Escape Records.
Alix Robson is always a busy bee when it comes to co-writing and collaborating. She teamed up with hardcore producers Scott Seymour and Mike Reverie on 'Let Me Go'. It's fantastic to see our writers working across a multitude of genres and Alix in this case lending her writing and vocal skills to this track. She also shared some incredible footage of this track being played to thousands as festival season got into full swing.
Not content with just one release, Alix's collaboration with Tom Hall and Alexis Knox premiered at G-A-Y in London courtesy of a Knox headline show. 'Sober' is a sensational pop dance track shining a light of Alix Robson's soaring vocals - this one is off to a cracking start with over 200k streams on Spotify alone.
Perfect Havoc snapped up a great collaboration between our writers Jason Barr, Lee Watson and Charlie Sanderson. 'Something To Give' showcases Charlie's impeccable vocals which have seen him work with the likes of Max Chapman, Jake Tarry & Loose Lip. The trio have another released lined up with Perfect Havoc, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Our electronic heavyweights were also doing some serious damage in the month of June. Ayrshire based producer Mark Sherry dived back into festivals and flew to Dreamstate, Los Angeles as well as a few others. He not only celebrated bursting back onto the live circuit but also the release of new music including 'Sacrosanct' and 'Luminosity Curve (Will Rees Remix)' both released on Sherry's label Outburst Records.
David Forbes also joined Mark Sherry stateside for Dreamstate and also released new music. A collaboration with fellow Scot David Nimmo resulted in the scintillating hardcore 'That's The Way (I Like It)' .
Mustafa Alici better known as NEM3SI$ gave us another instalment following on from his epic releases in 2022 with June providing 'Destiny'. A mammoth techno track with militant beats with powerful and passionate lines - a 7am track if ever I heard it.
Belfast's finest house producer Richie Blacker welcomed the DJ Mag team to his hometown. In the 4-page spread Richie speaks in depth about his personal life, including mental health & his goals and ambitions for the future. The full piece will be available in July's issue so check back in here for the article.
There was new music to be grateful for too from Richie - teaming up with My Friend on 'Kitchen Party' - aptly named as we can hear this blasting in kitchen party's across the world. Thick, voluptuous bass encases the characteristic fluttering piano breaks which have become synonymous with Richie's music.
PYLOT also released new music in June, a rare vocal appearance and feature on 'Invisible'. A soulful approach from vocalist Ezra Hyte adds a new level of story telling which is key to the PYLOT story.
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