We’re kicking off our editorial partnership with Beatport with the inaugural edition of The Beatport Box, a series dedicated to uncovering the best in Beatport exclusives (translated: releases currently available only on Beatport). This week’s article features techno titan Jon Rundell’s latest Intec release, the 2014 anthem for popular paint party Life In Color, and the union of Armada favorites Chris Schweizer and Mark Sixma. Sample them here, purchase them on Beatport.
Techno | Jon Rundell – Cybernetics (Original Mix) [Intec]
Intec favorite Jon Rundell returns to the label with his Cybernetics EP, a two-track outing which features the relentless title track and the acid-tinged Raven. Pick up the full EP here.
Big Room | Adventure Club & David Solano feat. Zak Waters – Unleash (Life In Color Anthem 2014) [Spinnin]
Dubstep-turned-big room act Adventure Club have teamed up with Life In Color resident David Solano and powerhouse vocalist Zak Waters for the perfect anthem for 2014’s Life In Color events, Unleash. You can almost feel the paint splashing on you whenever you play this one. Unleash the beast here.
Big Room/Electro | Matisse & Sadko – Sigure (Original Mix) [DOORN]
Matisse & Sadko have been on a slow rise to the top of the big room game for the past few years with a glossy, uplifting sound that has led to the duo working with the likes of Arty and Steve Angello. Their latest release, Sigure, is a tribal heater that was supported by Armin van Buuren during Miami Music Week. The track was inspired by a legendary Japanese destroyer named Shigure known for being as unsinkable as it was lucky. Sounds like a boat we want to catch a ride on. Grab the track here.
Big Room/Electro | Alexey Romeo vs Duher – Dominator (Original Mix) [Heartbeat]
Alexey Romeo and Duher’s Dominator is one of those tracks that every stadium-sized DJ looks for to raise the energy level in their set. Full of pitch bending synths and drums and a maniacal bassline, Dominator is bound to give you rave whiplash of the best kind. Get the track here.
Trance | Chris Schweizer & Mark Sixma – The Saga (Original Mix) [Captivating Sounds]
When the likes of Mark Sixma and Chris Schweizer pair up on a release, you know it’s gonna be full of interesting musical progressions and raw energy. Enter The Saga, a track cut from a similar mold as Sixma’s Requiem and Andrew Rayel’s Dark Warrior, but with enough originality to keep things interesting. Get it here.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.