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, Dixon reimagines a Damian Lazarus track, Style Of Eye gets some stellar remixes from Botnek and Ape Drums, and more.
Tech House | Freakme, Newbie Nerdz – Running (Original Mix) [Glasgow Underground]
Solidifying their place in the low-end realm of techy house, London-based duo Newbie Nerdz team up with Freakme to reveal the hat-heavy Running through Glasgow Underground. This one’s packed with the kind of shuffle that suits any dancefloor. Grab it here.
Deep/Tech | Mihalis Safras, CJ Jeff – Insomnia (Demarzo Remix) [Material]
Demarzo brings down the tech factor of Mihalis Safras and CJ Jeff’s Insomnia with some seriously sultry swing. Defined by releases through celebrated imprints like Hot Creations and Sincopat, the UK-based Demarzo turns in a four-to-the-floor track providing you with a cut of what passes the test of true melodic tech house. Get it here.
Tech House | Damian Lazarus, The Ancient Moons – Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya) Remixes [Crosstown Rebels]
Crosstown Rebels leader Damian Lazarus pairing up with Dixon on a remix is always a reason to turn heads, and the guys certainly deliver with a tribal tech jam that is currently burning up dancefloors at the Amsterdam Dance Event. The package also comes with a more energetic, hi-hat-driven remix by Menzo–get it here.
Electro House | Hatiras & Macca – Now You Know [Hatrax]
Canadian electro house maestro Hatiras returns to the scene with his bottom-heavy collab with Macca, Now You Know. Far from the build-drop-build formula you may have come to expect from the now-ubiquitous sound of festival electro, Now You Know is built on that classic electro house sound we’ve all come to know Hatiras for! Green frisbees, anyone? Purchase here.
Electro/Booty Bass | Style Of Eye feat. Sirena – Louder Remixes [Ultra]
Botnek and Ape Drums on a remix package for Style Of Eye? Sign us up. Botnek insert their signature electro sound that almost sounds like a frog (but in the best way possible), while Ape Drums turns the tribal booty-shaking up to 9000, as he tends to do. Pick the Louder remix package up here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.