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My Toolbox: Analect – Magnetic Magazine

13 September 2022

Since releasing his hit track “What you do to me” on Moments in Time back in March 2021, Manchester local Analect has shown no signs of stopping. The following 18 months have seen Analect release highly acclaimed EPs on labels such as Obscuur, Eradys and Under Division, all of which gained heavy support from some […]

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My Toolbox: Alex Banks – Magnetic Magazine

9 September 2022

Respected producer, DJ, and sound designer Alex Banks presents his third studio album ‘Projections’, returning to Max Cooper’s Mesh imprint. The work follows up critically acclaimed releases on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown, Ninja Tune, where he remixed Bonobo, and his sublime sophomore album ‘Beneath the Surface’ from 2019. Produced in his studio in Brighton, UK, the album […]

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My Toolbox: Lost Desert [Souksonic/All Day I Dream]

4 August 2022

Contents What defines the Lost Desert sound and how do you achieve that in the studio? What is the workflow like when collaborating on tracks with genre-defining artists like Lee Burridge? What are the pieces of gear in your studio you could simply not do without? What is the secret to finishing a track that […]

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My Toolbox: Icarus – Magnetic Magazine

9 September 2021

Recently, UK-duo Icarus remixed Paraleven’s Rose Avenue debut, Lucid. Icarus are longtime veterans of the Rose Avenue family and friends of RÜFÜS DU SOL and have supported the band on earlier tours and contributing various remixes to the imprint. This relationship thus makes them sensible additions to the Paraleven remixing fold. Icarus’ legacy beyond their work […]

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My Toolbox: Sinichi Osawa – Magnetic Magazine

17 August 2021

For long-time fans of house music, the name Sinichi Osawa needs no introduction. The Japanese superstar recently launched a new artist project RHYME SO – a duo with Australian-born rapper/poet/model RHYME (Shinichi Osawa is S.O, hence Rhyme So) RHYME SO makes this very experimental brand of lyric-driven dance-pop.. bucking commercial trends and avoiding cookie-cutter production […]

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My Toolbox: Andy Caldwell – Magnetic Magazine

5 August 2021

Andy Caldwell Esmé Bianco Producer, DJ and instructor Andy Caldwell has released his new album Genesis about going back to his roots. “Going back to my roots, I wrote this album purely for my own artistic expression. If it sells, streams, or just one person likes it, that’s icing on the cake,” explains Caldwell. The […]

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My Toolbox: Sonny Ism – Magnetic Magazine

16 July 2021

Sonny Ism Xavier Bacash Australian-born artist Xavier Bacash aka Sonny Ism has released his new album Island Impressions. His musical career began in Melbourne, playing in a soft rock band. However, his music really shifted towards a more electronic sound as he started this project and following a move to Copenhagen, culminating in the release […]

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My Toolbox: DVRKO – Magnetic Magazine

14 July 2021

DVRKO Kavan the Kid DVRKO is the anonymous dance alias of a Grammy-winning producer who has worked with R&B and rap artists. Hailing from the Detroit area and now based in Los Angeles, the producer put out his first single under the alias last year (with loads of remixes sprinkled in) that cover everything from […]

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My Toolbox: Poté – Magnetic Magazine

8 July 2021

Poté Ussi’n Yala Sylvern Mathurin aka Poté released his debut album A Tenuous Tale of Her at the top of last month. The Paris-based artist created an album that is tender, danceable and tough, meshing over the 11 tracks house, soul, garage, pop and more into the project. His own production and singing are the […]

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My Toolbox: Athlete Whippet – Magnetic Magazine

11 June 2021

Athlete Whippet Barbora Mrazkova Recently, London/Berlin duo Athlete Whippet joined the Toy Tonics family with their four-track Vesta EP. The combination of the Berlin dancefloor sound and the UK jazz fusion soul is changing the scene and creating new moods. Neo-soul and house, broken beats and disco all in one neat groovy package. We asked the duo […]

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My Toolbox: Wigbert – Magnetic Magazine

1 June 2021

On February 21st, German techno artist released his debut LP, The Distorted Matter, via Pan Pot’s label Second State.In stepping up for his first full-length, he demonstrated why he’s a firm favorite among so many. The Distorted Matter LP showcases his affinity for both atmospheric mood pieces and pummeling club cuts, the sign of a producer […]

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My Toolbox: Volen Sentir [All Day I Dream]

30 March 2021

Moscow-based pair Volen Sentir is known the world over for their unique ethnic-house sounds on labels like All Day I Dream and Lost & Found. In their short history, the duo has released a number of vinyl EPs and singles, made their way into official compilations from Tomorrowland, Cafe Del Mar, and Buddha-Bar, as well […]

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