This might be our most diverse episode of The Beatport Box yet, with tracks ranging from a Jefferson Airplane cover to blistering techno and acid electro from MAAE and Moguai. We’ve also got a special gift for you readers: use the code LESSTHANBPT when checking out on Beatport for 25% off your entire purchase! This code can be used twice and is available until May 31.
Indie/Big Room/Electro | Kalm Kaoz feat. Trinity – White Rabbit EP [ID&T]
Created to help bring in the 2014 edition of Mysteryland, Kalm Kaoz has tapped into a classic “hippie” anthem and brought the free-loving ’60s vibes into modern EDM territory. A cover of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, the release features an array of mixes to suit the palate of all DJs–from a chilled out listening experience, to the biggest track to drop at peak time. Pick up the EP here.
Deep/Progressive | Lane 8 – Every Night (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
With huge support already from Pete Tong, American producer Lane 8 returns to his regular home on Anjunadeep with Every Night. The track, a catchy deep house tune with enough firepower to keep even main floors moving throughout the night, is another one of his superb productions that meticulously blend the best parts of new school deep house and forward thinking progressive sounds. Purchase the track here.
Techno | Sharam feat. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Tripi (Original Mix) [Play It Say It]
Sharam, one half of the recently reunited Deep Dish, helps kick off Seth Troxler’s new Play It Say It imprint with Tripi, an underground stormer of a track featuring classic British blues/pop outfit Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Banging out nearly eight minutes of party-igniting techno, Tripi features a buzzing bassline and some psychedelic keys that really help to drive the track home. A wicked label debut. Get trippy here.
Techno | MAAE – The Big Bang EP [Yin Yang]
Dark, hard techno is on offer on Spanish producer MAAE’s new EP on Yin Yang Records. Titled The Big Bang, the EP consists of two originals, The Big and Bang, and one remix for each. My favorites are the remixes, provided by German duo Urig & Dice and Italian producer Lorenzo D’Ianni. These guys are interested in nothing less than pure destruction, providing a stadium-filling sound that may leave you crouching in a corner for fear of the roof caving in. Grab it here and run for cover.
Big Room/Electro | Moguai – ACIIID (Original Mix) [Spinnin’]
Moguai is one of the most diverse and underrated producers out there–no matter what genre he breaches, he churns out brilliance. Acid synths are his medium this time with his new release on Spinnin’ Records, appropriately titled ACIIID. This isn’t your typical Spinnin’ sound, thanks to Moguai. A distinct drop and trance-like buildup complete with distant diva vocals will hopefully make this a “must-drop” in the swath of big room sets hitting the airwaves these days. Unleash the acid here.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.