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, Francesco Tristano goes techno classical, Black Sun Empire unleash a drum & bass onslaught, Tommie Sunshine and crew redefine the big room sound, and more.
Deep/Tech/Indie | GusGus – Airwaves Remixe [Kompakt]
Icelandic super group GusGus have been making some serious moves in 2014. With the release of their ninth studio album Mexico, and remixing everyone from EDM superstars like Nicky Romero to techno legends like Marc Romboy, there’s really nothing electronic music can throw at them that they can’t handle. This week sees the release of their Beatport Play remix contest EP, and it might be their most diverse and sophisticated release yet. Grab it here.
Techno | Francesco Tristano – Piano, Hats & Stabs EP [Get Physical]
Classical, techno, and house come together for one hell of an interesting EP from pianist/composer/producer Francesco Tristano. Inspired by an “ongoing quest to unite the sounds of the acoustic grand piano with electronic synthesizers, sequences and drum loops,” the Piano, Hats & Stabs EP draws from over nine months of studio sessions all the way from Paris and Utrecht to Barcelona and Rome. Purchase here.
Tech House | Aaron Snapes – On It EP [Perfect Driver]
If you’re good enough to be the only artists that’s ever received an Introducing release through Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label, you must be doing something right. Aaron Snapes is that artist, and his latest release proves just that. Straight up jackin’, floor-killin’, bass-heavy madness aimed directly at peak hour. Get it here.
Big Room/Electro/Booty Bass | Tommie Sunshine, Halfway House, Fast Eddie – The Man [Ultra]
What a murderous track this is! Multiple synth lines, kickdrum patterns, and a pump-you-up vocal show that Tommie Sunshine and crew know the nuances of intelligent big room sounds. Pick it up here.
Drum & Bass | Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind – Ego [Blackout]
Delivering the seriously sinister shuffle they’ve come known for over the years, drum & bass heavyweights Black Sun Empire drop their latest single, Ego. Classic, driving, and brutal, this is the kind of D&B we expect to hear as the sun explodes and envelops the earth in flames… in a good way! Download it here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.