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, Pep & Rash pep up Alesso’s Sweet Escape, Alex Niggemann shows us all how to techno (again), Daniel Dubb drops a masterpiece of an album, and more.
Deep/Tech/Indie | Daniel Dubb – Pieces Of The Past LP [Rejected]
Here we find Daniel Dubb lending his hand to the long player format on Joris Voorn’s Rejected label and doing so in fine form. The tracks on Pieces Of The Past have a definite story arc to them–a trait many electronic albums miss. From the funk samples to the swingin’ garage beats, it manages to sound varied and coherent at the same time. Grab it here.
Techno | Coyu – Apparition EP [Noir]
Difficult to fit into a specific category, Apparition perfectly displays Coyu’s diversity in the studio. Deep, grooving tech house rhythms are accented by Marissa Guzman’s featherlight vocals to create a delicate bounce inspired by the producer’s early club visits in Barcelona. A true throwback tribute to house and techno right here. Pick up the whole release (including an acapella) here.
Techno | Alex Niggemann – Stellar EP [Aeon]
Alex Niggemann effortlessly captures darkness and melancholic beauty in each of his releases and his latest, Stellar through his own Aeon imprint. is no different. Teasing, tension-building energy combine with driving drumlines to create a release that mirrors the style of his peak-hour DJ sets. Get the full release here.
House | My Digital Enemy – Make It Thrоugh (Original Mix) [Zulu]
Off the back of releases on Toolroom, Size Records’ sister label X, and Spinnin’ Deep, duo My Digital Enemy are back with a soulful, tribal-tinged house record called Make It Through. Toss this one into a tropical set to switch up the sound without completely changing the mood. Purchase here.
House | Alesso – Sweet Escape (Pep & Rash Remix) [Refune]
Pep & Rash follow up on the success of Red Roses with a take on Alesso’s Sweet Escape that manages to take the current “in” sound of “Heldens house” and switch it up just enough to sound like its own track, rather than just another copycat. The progressive breakdowns further add to the distinctness of the remix. Download here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.