Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, the producer behind Flashover’s Origami is revealed (it’s not Gouryella), Jamie Jones’ Hottrax drops its first release of 2015, dirtybird welcomes Will Clarke to the fold, and more.
Deep/Progressive | Gab Rhome – Drifting EP [Anjunadeep]
The Anjunadeep collective is one of the few commercial-leaning labels that has been laying some seriously credible in-roads to the true sound of deep house. The label’s latest release, Gab Rhome’s three-track Drifting EP, is a decadent, moonlit affair drenched in the summer sound we know will be taking outdoor parties to a level most music can’t. Delicate drums, sprawling pads, and ethereal vocals make each track as smooth as a summer breeze that we can’t wait to hear on rooftops all season long. Get it here.
Tech House | Will Clarke – The Boogie Woogie EP [dirtybird]
After making his debut on the dirtybird 10 compilation, Bristol’s Will Clarke has released his first EP on the label, The Boogie Woogie. We’re not sure if the vocal sample in the title track is saying Habibi, Hot Baby, or something else, but either way it’s a sophisticated groover that matches the label’s signature sound to a T. B-side The Goog uses a quirky set of synths that sound like birds in an insane asylum–which may be exactly what the dirtybird collective is. Download here.
Techno/Tech House | Tom Wax & Strobe – Hangdrumania [Toolroom Trax]
Releasing right before Miami Music Week, Strobe and Tom Wax’s Hangdrumania is one we know you’ll hear at the daytime parties all week long. Melodic sunset vibes on the A-side and late night Ramiro Lopez’s rework on the flip make this one a versatile dancefloor package that will fit perfectly in your next house or techno set. Grab it here.
Techno/Tech House | Raumakustik – Raider [Hottrax]
Hottrax’ first release of 2015 is built on a solid German foundation of party-starting energy. Its simplicity is its greatest hook. Rhythmic synth stabs, heavy kicks, and a percussive top line so loose it sounds like Raumakustik put it together after three straight days of raving. Raider is sloppy tech house at its finest. And of course, Jamie Jones has his own impressive take on the flip. Pick it up here.
Trance | Dimension – Origami (Original Mix) [Flashover]
After it was rumored that this track was in fact the long-awaited return of Gouryella, it turned out that the producer behind Origami is Spanish producer Dimension. The support received already is a veritable “who’s who” of trance music, including Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, and Bryan Kearney. This is truly one of our favorite trance releases of 2015 thus far–the drop is a breathtaking, goosebumps-inducing thrill ride that defines why we fell in love with trance in the first place. Purchase here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.