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, J Diesel makes a name for Las Vegas techno, Pierce Fulton’s Kuaga brings along a slew of up-and-coming talent for the remix package, jungle terror reigns again with Funky Craig and Rawtek, and more.
Deep/Tech | J Diesel – Beauty In The Dark [Parquet]
From the brash lights of the Las Vegas strip and the main rooms of casino super clubs, a new sound is being born in Sin City. J Diesel, recently signed to Solee’s esteemed Parquet imprint, is one purveyor of this melodic musical experience that’s as expansive as the desert night sky itself. Dark, hypnotic and brooding, Beauty In The Dark is the perfect introduction to his handcrafted melancholic moods aimed squarely at the late-night dancefloor. Get it here.
Deep/Tech | Basement Jaxx – Rock This Road [Atlantic Jaxx]
Dance music legends Basement Jaxx get a reboot from some of the finest names in four-to-the-floor with this jackin’ remix package that includes re-ups from two of modern-day house’s finest. Packed with proper tech swing from Polish super-duo Catz ‘n Dogz and a subdued tribal remix from Ninetoes, this is one EP suited for forward-thinking dancefloors. Rock it here.
House/Big Room/Electro | Pierce Fulton – Kuaga (Remixes) [Cr2]
Remixing one of the biggest tracks of 2014 is no small task. Considering the massive festival success of Pierce Fulton’s Kuaga, it’s a pleasant change the label didn’t call on all their biggest names to rework the track, instead handing it to some serious up-and-coming talent. A driving EDM rework from Sevag, subtle house swing from Yotto, and a crackin’ future house re-hash from rising duo Odd Job give this remix EP a refreshing and unexpected twist. Grab it here.
Jungle Terror | Funky Craig & Rawtek – Shaka Zulu (Original Mix) [Rimbu]
Wiwek’s Rimbu label is the go-to location for the best in jungle terror sounds, and never has that been more evident than with the release of Funky Craig and Rawtek’s Shaka Zulu. Packed with three distinct drops, each better than the last, this one may leave you breathless by the end. Pick it up here.
Trance | David Gravell – Kaiju (Original Mix) [Armada Captivating]
When interviewed following the DJ Mag Top 100 poll results this year, Armin van Buuren stated that David Gravell is the producer everyone should have an eye on in the coming year, so we best listen up. With Kaiju, David Gravell continues Armada Captivating’s string of hit releases with a hard-hitting, triplet-timed track that leaves complete destruction in its wake. Purchase here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.