Welcome to our first 2015 edition of our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, Ambassadeurs take us to another musical planet, Joris Voorn’s Green imprint serves up more tasty veggies, Plasmapool redefines electro yet again, and more.
Techno | Reggy Van Oers – Mavie EP [Green]
Reggy Van Oers’ bewitching deep techno finds a fitting home on Joris Voorn’s Green imprint this week with his most recent release, Mavie. Hypnotic and sensual, this melancholy pair of tracks perfectly displays the Dutch producer’s talent for building late night affairs aimed solely at the dancefloor. Grab it here.
Indie/Future Bass | Ambassadeurs – Forever EP [Lost Tribe]
Not many people nail the soulful chill vibe like Ambassadeurs. This time around, releasing the Forever EP, UK-based Mark Dobson expands his soundscapes into the realms of cosmic house and luminous future bass. BBC1’s Phil Taggart said it best about From You: “This track is just full of swirling majesty, it sounds so great. I just said to the people in the studio with me: ‘Can we play this again over and over and over?'”. Get it here.
Progressive/Electro | Froxic – In Orbit (Original Mix) [Plasmapool]
We’re thinking electro house will redefine itself in 2015. Straying away from the sounds that made it the global phenom it is today, artists like Froxic are bringing melody back to the big drop landscape. With his success showing no signs of slowing, it’s our guess that releases like In Orbit are going to become more and more common. Pick it up here.
Big Room/Electro | Henrix & Darmon – Reaper (Original Mix) [Harem]
Miami-based producer Henrix has teamed up with another Miami resident, Darmon, for Reaper on Sultan & Ned Shepard’s Harem Records. Henrix is known for releasing tracks that fit well in big room sets but don’t sound like everything else in the genre, and this release is no different, with atypical breakdowns and a variety of drum rhythms interspersed throughout. Download here.
Hard Techno | Alex Di Stefano – Gateway EP [Yin Yang]
Who you gonna call when you need that roof-smashing techno? Yin Yang Records. The label continues to release monster after monster, with the latest being Alex Di Stefano’s gateway EP, which comes complete with an original and three equally amazing remixes. Bang your head here.
Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.