Charlotte de Witte
Up-and-coming Belgian DJ / producer Charlotte de Witte released her latest EP, Heart Of Mine, this past week on Barcelona powerhouse label Suara.  Lead-off track “This” opens the EP in grand fashion, distant atmospheric swirl around the eponymous spoken refrain before a solid kick drum enters to ground things.  From there, the track launches into a hypnotic techno mover whose intensity waxes and wanes with bowling snare drum rushes.  Charlotte

Phase Fatale
It’s been a busy month for Phase Fatale. He’s logged a hard hitting mix for Resident Advisor’s Podcast Series, played at Berghain, and has had his excellent album Redeemer land on Hospital Productions. Phase Fatale ends the month at a to be announced location in DC for SEQUENCE.666, the second annual party from Sequence and Select DC. He’ll be joined by DC acts Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum, and Juana. To get

Eternal Dragonz, a label and collective of producers that aim to link Asian artists based around the world, released the Mica EP from Scintii earlier this year as one of the collective’s first transmissions. The EP has since been remixed and was released late last week. A highlight is the heavy weight drum work out from London-based Acid Fantasy affiliate Akito. The remix’s ghostly string melody rides shuffling hand drums

DJ Pierre
At a minute and 24 seconds into “Teachers”, Daft Punk namecheck DJ Pierre (the pronunciation of Pierre sounding overtly French) among a list of their influences. Few artists can claim that they invented an entire genre, but DJ Pierre is an exception to the rule. In 1987, alongside music partner Earl Smith Jr. (aka Spank Spank), Pierre tweaked the pots on a TB-303 bass synthesizer creating a high pitched metallic

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones
Last month, Fractal Fantasy label heads Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke released a new compilation, Visceral Minds 2, jammed with collaborations that find the duo visiting juke, dancehall, Jersey club, and points in between while maintaining their signature glossy melodic sheen. Among many highlights on the album is “No Shame”, a song that ascends into the stratosphere and careens into contorted vocal samples, heavy-hitting digital toms, and rattling percussion. Sinjin