Since their debut release in 2013, the duo of Australian singer/musician Matt Van Schie (Van She) and London-based producer/DJ Matthew Haymes (Mighty Mouse) have been creating and releasing sparkling, emotional disco singles under the moniker Du Tonc. On October 20th, they released their new track “High” into the world and it does not disappoint. The arpeggiated opening of the track rises in tension, then launches into the atmospheric synth pads that

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

Akito
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

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

  Viceland has debuted its premiere scripted comedy series with “What Would Diplo Do”. The focus of the series, with 90s teen icon James Van Der Beek at the helm, is none other than EDM DJ and producer Wesley “Diplo” Pentz. His stage name which, mentioned in the first episode and subsequently confirmed through Wikipedia for budding Diplo fans, comes from diplodocus, an extinct species of dinosaurs. But is “extinct”