Dance music history is dotted with production duos who have worked together to change the game. Acts like Daft Punk, Drexciya and Chemical Brothers have united in the studio to become one, slotting together like jigsaw puzzles building the image of a perfection production pairing. These are duos that feel like they were born to make music together.
But when producers who primarily work alone join forces, the results can be thrilling in a different kind of way, when you can hear each artist bring their distinct approach to the table and draw a new musical energy out of the other.
It happens behind the decks in B2B sets, and it happens behind the controls when collaborating. See below for our picks of some of the more compelling and unpredictable collaborations
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