Denmark’s own deep, tech, disco and house tastemaker, Noir, just released the March edition of his monthly podcast, “Noir Recommends,” highlighting forthcoming tracks and remixes from Maceo Plex, Louie Fresco, Claude VonStroke, Leon & Toky‘s new side project “Superhero,” and from Noir himself (to name a few). Enjoy/listen/download below. And watch Noir’s interview with Defected during his recent visit to London for his Noir Music Showcase at Netil House…

Our good friends over at 88 have released some juicy details about this year’s Forward Festival programming. It’s been confirmed that the five day DC mini-festival, now in its fifth year, will host two label showcases — Jus Ed’s Underground Quality and SF-based Frite Nite — as well as a back-to-back DJ set from Detroit legend Rick Wade and his former label mate Dan Bell. Festival goers will also be treated

Dave P. & Sammy Slice of Philly’s “Making Time” are returning to U Hall Saturday night at BLISS with Will Eastman & Lxsx Frxnk! To prep for their return to DC, they’ve put together Weekend at the White House – a near two hour mix showcasing their eclectic taste ranging from indie dance and nu-disco, to the harder-edged flavors of techno. Enjoy/download the mix below, and we’ll see you Saturday

Two-thousand eleven was a favorable year for Los Angeles-based tech/disco/house DJ and producer, Louisa Pilot (aka “Louisahhh“). Her collaborations with Danny Daze, Senor Stereo, Brodinski and Gucci Vump have been supported by top international DJs; most notably, her trendsetting collaboration with Danny Daze, “Your Everything,” which reigned as one of the top deep house tracks of the year. Louisa took some time to chat with us ahead of her second

Samuel Walker (aka Hotline) and Gavin Royce (aka Bad Decision, head of A&R at Nurvous/Nervous) recently linked up to form the Brooklyn-based production/DJ duo Walker & Royce. The uniquely versatile up-and-comers have released tracks and remixes that touch on deep and gritty techno, the funky elements of R&B-tinged disco and bright, colorful, 80’s-inspired indie dance. Get familiar – SAARID – Future Lately (Walker & Royce Remix) – recently featured on