Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best in Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week we’ve got new techno from Chris Liebing’s label, a massive Booka Shade EP, festival-ready offerings from Alpharock, Matisse & Sadko, and more.
Deep/Tech | Booka Shade – Love Drug EP [Blaufield]
Booka Shade are back and better than ever, rebranding their sound into a fresh modern tech house take. Their latest EP, Love Drug, solidifies them in the top level of party-rocking producers. A perfect EP for all moments in the night, Love Drug comes with remix support from Mihai Popoviciu, Animal Trainer, and the consistently impressive Maya Jane Coles. Fall in love here.
Big Room/Electro | Maor Levi – Pixel Hearts EP [Zerothree]
If you’re looking for an overload of synthesizer mania, look no further than the latest EP from Maor Levi, who’s crammed virtually as much synth power as humanly possible in ‘Pixel Hearts EP,’ his latest single for Zerothree. Both tracks are floor stompin’ jams that will stand out amongst even the highest chart-topping EDM hits. Massive!
Big Room/Electro | Matisse & Sadko – Azonto (Original Mix) [Trice]
Celebrating their 50th release, Trice Recordings delivers one of their strongest releases to date with Azonto by Matisse & Sadko. A true main room rocker, Azonto comes complete with all the ingredients for a hit–epic breaks, huge synths, and a kick drum that will be heard miles away. Essential festival tune! Grab it here.
Big Room/Electro | Alpharock – Drop The Guns (Original Mix) [Oxygen]
Spinnin’ sub-label Oxygen shows some love to rising Dutch producer Alpharock on their newest release, Drop The Guns. The single would be a strong big room contender whether it were produced by a newcomer or a headliner, with a foreboding build and a dynamic drop with a heavy electro melody. Pick it up here.
Techno | Luis Flores – Test Pattern EP [CLR]
Chris Liebing’s CLR label has its 78th release in Mexican producer Luis Flores’ Test Pattern EP, a 3-track outing that sounds like something scary just crawled out of the television. The two originals are titled “Program” and “De-Program,” and a Tommy Four Seven remix of the latter also included. Interesting drum patterns abound, with the stuttering half-time kick in the De-Program remix perhaps being the most unconventional of the lot. Test it out here.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.