We’re back with 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 a new EP from Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint, Heidi’s latest Jackathon Jams outing, Insomniac Records’ inaugural release, and more.
Techno | Nico Lahs – Devotion EP [Last Night On Earth]
Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint melds floor-moving sounds with ethereal and atmospheric melodies that lift the spirits to new points. His latest signing, Nico Lahs, comes correct with two original cuts of melodic dancefloor magic, each as strong as the other. Dub techno trailblazer Deadbeat takes remix duties on the title track with a prime time techno workout that perfectly teases the original melodies. Get the EP here.
Deep/Tech | Heidi pres. Jackathon Jams With Kim Ann Foxman, Soul Clap, & Catz ‘N Dogz
With a lineup like this, we really don’t feel like we would need to say too much, but we’re too excited about this release to stay silent. Kim Ann Foxman (formerly of Hercules & Love Affair) join’s Heidi’s jackin’ house label for a stellar EP packed with remix power. The original tracks are deep, booming groovers, while strong remixes from Catz ‘N Dogz and Soul Clap add enough heat to reach a boiling point. Get jacked here.
Booty Tech | Destructo feat. YG – Party Up (Extended Edit) [Insomniac]
Insomniac Records’ inaugural release is here with HARD head honcho Destructo’s “Party Up,” a tech/trap amalgamation with a guest appearance from rapper YG. Even though we’re early in the label’s life, Insomniac Records seems to already have an accurate finger on the pulse, as the sounds of “Party Up” are a perfect combination of exactly what the masses are leaning toward these days. It’s smart, snappy, and is likely coming to a radio station near you. Grab it here.
House/Electro | Kraak & Smaak feat. Stee Downes – How We Gonna Stop The Time (NEW_ID Remix) [Axtone]
Axwell’s label has struck gold with the signing of Kraak & Smaak, the legendary Dutch trio behind Jalapeño Records. First single How We Gonna Stop The Time returns with a gigantic remix from NEW_ID, the fresh-faced rising stars of the EDM landscape. A summertime peak-hour tune if we’ve ever heard one, this is surely one for the big moments in the big rooms. Pick it up here.
Big Room/Electro | Daddy’s Groove vs Nari & Milani – Big Love To The Bass (Club Mix) [Ultra]
Italy apparently packs a lot of punches, as evidenced by the new collaboration from Italian outfits Nari & Milani and Daddy’s Groove, Big Love To The Bass. You can hear traces of Atom in this production, but that’s not a bad thing–a percussive, fist-pumping romper is always welcomed from the likes of these two talented groups. Show some love here.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.