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, Huxley gives us a new release on Aus Music, Tronic and Drumcode drop fresh beats, John Dahlback pairs up with Little Boots via Tiesto’s Musical Freedom, and more.
Deep House | Huxley – I Want You EP [Aus]
Aus Music is simply unstoppable. The latest, an incredibly well produced slice of deep vocal techy house music, is infectious and groovy. Futuristic basslines and plenty of digital effects makes this a solid groove for the moodier and more grownup floors. Huxley keeps getting better and better with each release, and this is without a doubt one of the best he’s done yet. Grab it here.
Deep/Tech | Christian Smith – Who You Are (Original Mix) [Tronic]
In preparation for his upcoming album (and coincidentally celebrating Tronic’s 20th anniversary), Christian Smith teases us and his legions of fans with Who You Are, the first single to come from the LP. The track itself is a superb example of what to expect from the album, and a surefire techno weapon for the masses. Get it here.
Techno | Jel Ford – Backyard EP [Drumcode]
Big room techno is on offer on Jel Ford’s Backyard EP, out now on Drumcode. The title track Backyard is a moody and foreboding work with a menacing synth stab that works as its main identifier. B-side Meeting of Minds is a slowly-evolving dubbier track that is more on the lighter side than its A-side counterpart. Get the EP here.
House | Sander van Doorn & Oliver Heldens – This (Original Mix) [DOORN]
Finally, the collaboration everyone has been talking about is out in full form! This serves to bridge the gap between the big room crowd and the more tech-oriented fans. Torchbearer Oliver Heldens leading the way along with Sander van Doorn, who has become quite the prolific collaborator as of late. Get the release here.
Big Room/Electro | John Dahlback feat. Little Boots – Heartbeat (Original Mix) [Musical Freedom]
John Dahlback is clearly trying to make the ultimate crossover into the mainstream, as his latest single shows. A collaboration with pop darling Little Boots, Heartbeat has all the ingredients to be a radio hit and club smash. Released on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom imprint, this single track release combines enough catchy hooks, party rocking vocals, and pounding drums to rock big rooms all year. Pick it up here.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.