April 9th Weekly Roundup Feature
Hey hey, it’s April 9th! We’re back with our weekly roundup feature where we share the latest in music news and releases.
Albert Hammond Jr.- Melodies On Hiatus
Melodies On Hiatus, the new solo album from acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr of the Grammy-winning group The Strokes, is slated for release on June 23 via Red Bull Records—pre-order it here. Today, the first track, “100-99” featuring GoldLink, debuts alongside a video directed by Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg.
Aminé & KAYTRANADA- Not At All
Aminé & KAYTRANADA join forces as KAYTRAMINÉ. A collaboration nearly a decade in the making, KAYTRAMINÉ‘s roots go back to 2014, when Aminé first released ‘Not At All‘, a bootleg remix of KAYTRANADA‘s 2013 single ‘At All‘. Upon hearing Aminé’s version of the song, KAYTRANADA reached out to offer up music to use officially, which resulted in him producing 3 songs on Aminé‘s 2015 mixtape Calling Brio. After years of requests from their respective fans, Aminé and KAYTRANADA share their first single as KAYTRAMINÉ and announce the release of their self-titled album this May. ‘4EVA‘, the new single + video featuring vocals and co-production from the legendary Pharrell Williams, finds the two rekindling their natural chemistry and arrives with a Jack Begert-directed video.
TO LISTEN + WATCH ‘4EVA’ PRE-SAVE HERE.
AREA21 Live On Planet Earth
AREA21, the renowned duo comprising DJ/producer Martin Garrix and rapper, singer, and producer Maejor, have released their first-ever full live performance, “Live on Planet Earth” on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories today. The impressive production of the show brings viewers right into the world of AREA21, with a visual and musical experience like no other.
Arthur Moon- 7 O’Clock Clap
Brooklyn-based avant-pop artist Arthur Moon is pleased to release their new single “7 O’Clock Clap,” which is available to today on all digital platforms. The track is the latest song to be released from their new album Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Side B out June 1 via the newly launched Switch Hit Records. A limited edition, opaque red LP will be available through Vinyl Me Please and will also include 2021’s Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Side A (pre-order).
Bannie- I’ve Got The Feeling
On April 7th, rising producer Bannie, one-half of renown duo Night Tales, steps out with a brand new solo project and debut single, “I’ve Got The Feeling,” via Broke and Premiering on House Nation.
The Beatport Group, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today the appointment of Sofia Ilyas to the position of Chief Community Officer at the company. In this newly created role, Ilyas will oversee the company’s diversity, inclusion and social action efforts. Additionally, she will head corporate communications, set the strategy for emerging growth markets and manage the company’s numerous partnerships with DJ and producer community organizations around the world.
Ben Copperhead- Franny and the Songbirds
Ben Copperhead (previously known as Baby Copperhead) recently announced his forthcoming LP, Wailing Viridescence, due April 28 via Shimmy-Disc. Following the release of the record’s first single, “Copperhead Vagabond,” today, Copperhead shares its second single, “Franny and the Songbirds,” alongside an accompanying music video.
Blame My Youth- Stupid Human
After a busy 2022 of touring the U.S. and the UK with bands like The Offspring, Lit, The Score and Giovannie & the Hired Guns, LA-based rock quartet and Big Loud Rock signees Blame My Youth have released their brand new single titled “Stupid Human” with an accompanying video that pulls exciting footage from the band’s recent sold out run supporting HARDY. “Stupid Human,” a passionate and deafening acknowledgement of a toxic relationship that you simply can’t quit and keep coming back to, follows “Prizefighter,” the band’s towering anthem about perseverance that’s been heard on SiriusXM Octane, ESPN as well as “Fire Country” on CBS. Produced by GRAMMY-winning veteran hitmaker Joey Moi, the tracks also follow the high-energy and guitar hook-heavy alternative rock song “They Only Love You When You’re Dead” and “SOS,” Blame My Youth’s collaboration with OCTAVIO the Dweeb.
Watch the video for “Stupid Human” on YouTube HERE.
Blanke- Talk To You
Genre-bending producer Blanke returns to Monstercat Instinct today with the emotionally-charged single, “Talk To You (feat. Sofia Quinn).” Following his label debut, “Used To Losing You (feat. Luma & JT Roach)” with helloworld, the track sees Blanke blend euphoric elements of progressive house, trance chords, and synths with a hint of his signature midtempo stylings. Sofia Quinn’s powerful vocals helm the record with emotive lyrics alongside the hopeful and uplifting bass melodies that are guaranteed to ignite crowd feels this festival season. The record arrives shortly after Blanke’s Beyond Wonderland performance, and will melt hearts this summer during his sets at Lollapalooza Chicago and Paris, HARD Summer, and more to come.
Bloods- BOSS (Jonathan Snipes Remix)
Boiler Room World Tour
Independent global music and broadcast platform Boiler Room have announced a Los Angeles stop on The Boiler Room World Tour. Presented by LA-based event collective Stranger Than;, Boiler Room will touching down in LA on August 12th, showcasing some of the most exciting names from the West Coast & beyond.
Tickets Now On Sale Here
Bok Nero- Motion
Bok Nero returns to Dim Mak with a scorching Bass House single “Motion,” built around a captivating bassline, metallic sound design, and Bok’s energetic vocals. A testament to Bok Nero’s prowess in crafting high-energy soundscape, “Motion” is a catchy and exuberant addition to any playlist, this track boasts a gritty bassline with all the hallmarks of a classic house track. “Motion”’ is a masterpiece that promises to evoke an urge to get up and dance within its listeners. It is an embodiment of the synergy between various musical elements, and a prime example of how art can create an emotional and physical response. An ideal soundscape to share with your friends, “Motion” is certain to leave a lasting experience and impression on any listener.
Braid- Frames & Canvas
Polyvinyl Record Co. and emo veterans Braid are excited to announce the release of the 25th anniversary edition of the inimitable Frame & Canvas. Entirely remixed and remastered from producer J. Robbins‘ original tapes with unseen photos from the era by Andy Mueller, and expanded liner notes, the renovated Frame & Canvas is the brightest articulation of a document that’s been an inextricable force of influence and inspiration since it arrived more than two decades ago.
Camp Bedford- So Often & So Sweet
Brooklyn based folk-pop trio Camp Bedford released their debut EP So Often & So Sweet. With Roxanne Quilty on guitar and vocals, Mariela Flor Olivo on lead rhythm guitar and vocals, and Tallen Gabriel helming the cello, the queer and femme-led band’s deep friendship shines through in their music. At once witchy, nostalgic, and magical, the first two singles “Jupiter” and “2 AM” were both recently released to warm reviews. The singles captured Camp Bedford’s sonic essence beautifully, having set the stage for what So Often & So Sweet brings to life.
Caroline Polachek- Smoke
Experimental pop provocateur Caroline Polachek shares a smouldering new live performance music video for ‘Smoke‘ directed by Matt Copson.
‘Smoke‘ resonates as another standout track from Caroline‘s latest album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You, heralded by press and fans as a romantic, chaotic and immersive musical odyssey. Premiering earlier today on Meta and Instagram and available on all other platforms on Thursday.
Castor & Pollux- That Bitch Remix
Hip-Hop acts Fat Westbrook and Cedric St. Louis have joined forces to collaborate on an upcoming joint EP called Castor & Pollux, due out in Spring of 2023. An original from Cedric St. Louis’ EP This Can’t Be Real, “That Bitch” Remix (out March 31st) takes on a new perspective as the third single off the Castor & Pollux EP. It draws from the past in order to look towards the future: a future filled with success. Cedric St. Louis and Fat Westbrook bounce off each other effortlessly, a dynamic cultivated over the five years they spent in preparation for this EP. Producer crybby gives the song a refreshing new spin, providing the lyrical flows with a direction of unpredictability and anticipation. Whether you’re pregaming with your friends before the club, or in the middle of a set at the gym, you’ll want this song in your rotation. Because when you take the time to enjoy life, the only thing you’d want around you is affirmations – something this track is absolutely brimming with.
Charlie & Margot- Joyride
Charlie & Margot, the musical project of Matteo DeBenedetti, are releasing their debut album Joyride on April 7th. The 8-song LP spans from indie to Americana and alternative, and isn’t afraid to wear influences like Jason Isbell and Dr. Dog on its sleeve while still feeling like its own unique piece of art. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Erik Kase Romero (the Front Bottoms, Lorde, The Bouncing Souls), the fully live tracked debut LP comes with a sense of urgency that can only instill the feeling this is just the opening page of a longer story to come.
Citadelle & Aramis – Fading Out
Citadelle have once again proven their musical prowess with the release of their latest single, ‘Fading Out’, in collaboration with writing talent Aramis. The track is a stunning addition to the duo’s growing discography and showcases their ability to seamlessly blend various musical elements.
The idea for ‘Fading Out’ was born over the past few months, with Citadelle and Aramis working tirelessly to bring their creative visions to life. After weeks of writing and producing back and forth, the result was a track that left everyone involved feeling more and more satisfied with each passing day.
But the finishing touch came when Aramis brought Hanna Lilliecreutz and her beautiful vocal performance on board, which fully complemented the track and gave it an extra layer of depth. Her emotive and powerful delivery adds a new dimension to ‘Fading Out’, elevating it to new heights and making it an instant hit with fans of electronic dance music.
Citadelle’s production skills are on full display in this track, with intricate beats, layered synths, and pulsing basslines that create an immersive listening experience. Together with Aramis’ songwriting talent and Lilliecreutz’s stunning vocals, ‘Fading Out’ is a perfect example of what happens when creative minds come together to create something truly special.
CLIMAX- DJ Top 100 Global Chart
CLIMAX, the world’s first ever DJ Top 100 Global chart that is based on 100% real data, has set the dance music industry alight with the announcement of its revolutionary new algorithm during Miami Music Week. The event was a spectacular showcase of music, innovation, and technology, with Climax taking center stage as it unveiled its groundbreaking new approach to ranking the world’s most influential DJs. This revolutionary approach represents a seismic shift in the way that DJs and producers are ranked and is set to have a transformative impact on the global music scene, providing an unparalleled level of accuracy and transparency that has never been seen before.
C M Talkington- Texas Radio
C M Talkington‘s latest work, an LP entitled Texas Radio, is out now via Birs Recordings. In celebration, today, Talkington shares a music video for the record’s first single, “Two Steps,” featuring vocals from Renée Zellweger, who also appears in the video.
Following the success of its lead single, “I’M NOT,” Chicago-based producer and muti-instrumentalist COFRESI shares his new AGENDA EP, his first full-length project since his 2021 debut studio album, Illuminate. The five-track EP unfolds as a chronicle of COFRESI’s signature blend of electronic, percussion, and instrumental musical elements, and includes a special feature from keyboardist, DJ, and producer Jason Leech on “MAKE U.” Breathing new life into the world of hybrid instrumentalist-producers, the AGENDA EP sees COFRESI usher in a fresh and innovative style of recording by incorporating a range of styles and influences from bass to house to electronica. Spanning five electrifying tracks, this highly energetic collection is a testament to his ever-evolving creative vision and boundless musical talent. AGENDA is due for release on April 6th.
Crocodiles- Upside Down In Heaven
Crocodiles (Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell) recently announced their highly anticipated forthcoming LP, Upside Down In Heaven (due April 7 via Lolipop Records), followed by the release of the records first single, “Degeneration,” alongside an accompanying music video, directed by Kate Clover and one half of the Crocodiles duo, Brandon Welchez.
Daydream Review- Leisure
Chicago-based psych-pop multi-instrumentalist Elijah Montez, the frontman and sole songwriter of Daydream Review shares his highly anticipated, kaleidoscopic debut studio album Leisure out everywhere now via Side Hustle Records. Alongside the album release is the latest layered single “Dissolving” out now. There is also a limited run of the LP on vinyl available to purchase now.
In his second consecutive single of the year, Defunk demonstrates his ever-evolving versatility on Drum & Bass track, “Waves.” Teaming up with prolific electronic vocalist and songwriter Taylr Renee, the Calgary native weaves fine-tuned intuition into his idiosyncratic take on the genre—sizzling saws, breaks, melodic arpeggiators and all.
Dexys- I’m Going To Get Free
Storied English pop-rock band Dexys (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners) — who are perhaps best known for their Brit Award-winning commercial smash-hit “Come On Eileen,” which reached number one in 8 countries and became the best-selling single in the UK and US in 1982 — are finally returning in full swing with the announcement of their first new record of original material in over a decade, The Feminine Divine, due July 28 via 100% Records. To introduce the record, they have shared its first single, “I’m Going To Get Free,” alongside an accompanying music video.
Dillon Francis- Pretty People feat. INJI
Superstar producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis unveils a new track, “Pretty People” featuring rising Turkish star INJI, alongside a video directed by Augusta Yr and filmed in Highland Park, CA—listen here and watch here. The track is taken from Dillon’s forthcoming This Mixtape Is Fire TOO, a sequel to 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire, that will arrive via Astralwerks.
Dombresky- Dirty Secret
Dombresky returns to D4 D4NCE with ‘Dirty Secret’ following his piano-driven label debut ‘Used To Be’ in 2021.
Dr. Ushūu- Don’t Let Me Down
Breakout bass producer Dr. Ushūu returns to Monstercat Uncaged today with his heavy-hitting dubstep single, “Don’t Let Me Down.” The record encapsulates his genre-bending musical domain, with an exuberant sound design bridging colossal drops, gritty stabs, and his signature colourful chords. The track arrives as an exemplary pick-me-up with its uplifting melodies, a title aptly named after one of Dr. Ushūu’s personal affirmations, and will serve bass aficionados the ultimate speaker-shattering listening experience. The bassmonger will bring the Ushūuverse to multiple events this year, including Tomorrowland, Forbidden Kingdom, and more.
Duran Duran Tour
Duran Duran has announced two additional shows on their highly anticipated North American 2023 FUTURE PAST TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will bring the legendary, award-winning four-piece to Queens, New York on September 22, where the incomparable artist and icon Grace Jones will be joining as a very special guest alongside both Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Bastille. Also announced today, a stop in San Diego on August 22 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. A Los Angeles date will be announced soon.
2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/27 – Bottlerock Festival – Napa Valley, CA^
05/28 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA*
05/31 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA*
06/01 – Moda Center – Portland, OR*
06/03 – Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, UT*
06/06 – Moody Center – Austin, TX*
06/07 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA*
06/09 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX*
06/10 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX*
06/13 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN*
06/15 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA*
06/17 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL*
06/18 – FLA Live Arena – Sunrise, FL*
08/22 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA* NEW DATE
08/24 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA*
08/26 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV*
08/28 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO*
08/29 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO*
08/31 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN*
09/01 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL*
09/03 – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY*
09/06 – TD Garden – Boston, MA*
09/07 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA*
09/09 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA*
09/10 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH*
09/13 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC*
09/16 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI*
09/19 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON*
09/22 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY** NEW DATE
** w/ Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Bastille
* w/ Nile Rodgers & Chic and Bastille
DZ Deathrays- Tuff Luck
DZ Deathrays ecstatically announce their fifth album today, R.I.F.F. due for release on June 2. With the news, the group launch their own record label, DZ Worldwide with their latest arresting single ‘Tuff Luck’, ahead of their upcoming tour supporting Regurgitator.
LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER R.I.F.F. HERE.
Excision, Wooli, & The Devil Wears Prada- Reasons
“Reasons” from Excision, Wooli and The Devil Wears Prada is out today! It’s a fierce collaboration featuring The Devil Wears Prada’s captivating vocals alongside Excision & Wooli’s high-energy bass, complete with melodic builds and melodies.
ford..- Tell Me (Anew)
ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective imprint presents the newest piece of music from GRAMMY Nominated producer, ford.. ‘Tell Me (Anew)’ signals a new era for the young 22-year-old artist, following nearly a three-year wait since his last album. This track boasts all of the quintessential ford. elements – emotional, textured, uplifting, and undoubtedly unique – while still managing to showcase a mature evolution in sound.
Giuseppe Ottaviani- To The Stars
Great American Canyon Band- Fade Away
Great American Canyon Band are proud to share “Fade Away”, their first new music since the acclaimed 2016 debut album Only You Remain. When the band – built on the songwriting of husband and wife, Paul and Kris Masson, with contributions from lead guitarist Matt Boyer – first arrived on the scene, they won praise from the likes of NPR, Stereogum, and AV Club among many others. “Fade Away” marks their long anticipated (by the band themselves and fans alike) return. The pairing builds on Great American Canyon Band’s captivating interplay of male/female harmonies within immersive soft/loud compositions.
Greta Van Fleet- Starcatcher
Grammy-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet’s much anticipated third studio album Starcatcher is set for release July 21 on Lava/Republic Records; pre-save/pre-order HERE.
The album’s first single “Meeting The Master” debuts today; listen/share HERE.
Gringo Star- Stand and Turn Away
Atlanta’s Gringo Star are pleased to share their new single “Stand and Turn Away” the lastest track to be released from their new album On And On And Gone out June 2 on My Anxious Mouth (pre-order). The song debuted today at Glide Magazine and will be on all streaming platforms on Thursday for any playlist shares.
GUEDES- Bass A+
Brazilian producer GUEDES releases his single ‘Bass A+’ on Dirtybird Records.
Originally released as a BIRDFEED exclusive in 2021, ‘Bass A+’ has been promoted to the main label after becoming an overnight hit heard on the dancefloors of the Dirtybird Players Tour. The Dirtybird debut from the Brazilian artist is a gritty 5-minute cut filled with wobbling, distorted basslines and textured percussion. A rolling four-on-the-floor beat that oozes with the off-kilter edge the label is known for, it’s no surprise ‘Bass A+’ has become a favorite in Claude VonStroke’s recent sets.
Hacienda Open Air
FAC51 The Hacienda is to return to Leeds at central open air location, City One “Hacienda Open Air” on Sunday 30th April of the first May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2023 with one of the strongest line ups seen in Leeds for some time.
Chicago-based alt-pop project Heartgaze is the musical outlet and digital concept of Clemente Calandra (they/he), who moved to the States for college after growing up in Argentina and then Chile. They fuse sounds from pop, shoegaze, techno, reggaeton, and more — like taking CDs from the 90s and Limewire MP3s from the 2000s, then putting it all through a blender.
As heard on their new single “NUNCA+” today, Calandra takes from all sorts of influences, from Charli XCX to My Bloody Valentine or Bjork to Linkin Park. Lyrical Lemonade wrote they released “one of the most creative bangers of the year” with a previous collaborative single, “Tic Tac Toe,” in 2021 that featured ilmato.
Hollyy- After Every Storm
FLOOD Magazine called Chicago soul band Hollyy “the future of retro-rock,” and the band has been sharing their soulful singles over the past few years along with two EPS. After spending the last few years at home during lockdown, on the road for tours, and in and out of studios, they’re finally sharing their new songs starting with “After Every Storm” on April 7th.
HoneyLuv & Seth Troxler- Sex & The City (MK Remix)
Rising female talent HoneyLuv and house icon Seth Troxler release Marc Kinchen a.k.a. MK’s official remix of their upcoming collaboration ‘Sex & The City’ out now via Tuskegee Music. The release also marks the return of Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers’ label imprint, Tuskegee Music, following a 4-year hiatus.
John Newman- Hold On To My Love
British multi-platinum icon John Newman makes his debut release under Tomorrowland Music delivering emotionally charged new single ‘Hold On To My Love’ to the world.
Justin Mylo feat. Jordan Shaw & Money For Nothing – Before The Dawn (Remixes)
‘Before The Dawn’ has been given new life with the release of two incredible remixes. First up is jeonghyeon’s remix, a dancefloor-ready anthem that will get crowds moving. Trouble Take’s remix, on the other hand, creates a dreamy, ethereal soundscape that perfectly complements the track’s message of hope and positivity. .
‘Before The Dawn’ is a testament to the power of music to inspire and uplift, and these two remixes only serve to enhance that message. The original track, as well as the jeonghyeon and Trouble Take remixes, are available now on all major streaming platforms.
La Favi- Esa Fui Yo
Latin GRAMMY-winning artist and songwriter, La Favi returns with her new single “Esa Fui Yo” via Dim Mak En Fuego. An r&b single mixed with nostalgic trap sounds, La Favi once again demonstrates her incredible artistic talent and captivating lyricism.
Lamorn- I Love This
Lamorn just dropped his latest single, an upbeat & ambient track called “I Love This”. The song will appear on his debut album ‘Forever’ on mau5trap later this spring.
The strong sense of joy and longing that pervades Lamorn’s uplifting, danceable songs should resonate with listeners worldwide. “I would hope that people can find comfort in my music. Whether that’s feeling happy or sad with it. It would be an honor to be able to connect with someone on that level, in a similar way to how a lot of music has connected with me.”
Multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer & artist Lamorn has formally announced his upcoming debut artist album Forever along with a corresponding tour on a livestream with deadmau5 today, April 6. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 7 at 9 am local time.
Lizzy McAlpine- A Little Bit Of Everything
Acclaimed artist Lizzy McAlpine releases two new Spotify singles—a new rendition of her own hit “ceilings” and a cover of Dawes’ “A Little Bit of Everything.”
Listen to the new singles HERE.
Madison Cunningham- Inventing The Wheel
Madison Cunningham confirms she’ll be releasing a deluxe edition of her Grammy-award winning album, Revealer, and shares previously unreleased song “Inventing The Wheel.”
Listen to the new song and pre-order the deluxe album HERE.
Matroda & Dino DZ- Saturday Love
Mura Masa- Whenever I Want
Grammy-winning artist, producer and songwriter Mura Masa shares a new single, “Whenever I Want,” today via his own Pond Recordings alongside a video directed by The Reids—
Listen here and watch here. He also confirms a run of headline shows in addition to performing both weekends of Coachella—see full routing below and get tickets here.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- What If I
NEWSKI- Friend Rock
On April 7, Milwaukee-based alternative rock band NEWSKI will release their latest full-length album Friend Rock. The album follows NEWSKI’s acclaimed album and book It’s Hard to be a Person: defeating anxiety, surviving the world, and having more fun.
Nick Schwenderling- Welcome To The Future
Making an almighty return to ZEHN Records, German producer Nick Schwenderling touches down on the imprint with an epic remix of Welcome To The Future by enigmatic production outfit AALN.
Nikki Lane- Denim & Diamonds
Nashville vocalist and songwriter Nikki Lane unveils the video for her current single, “Denim & Diamonds,” which premiered exclusively via People.
Watch it here.
Noah Cyrus- Everybody Needs Someone
GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus returns with a brand new single, ‘Everybody Needs Someone,’ a stirring duet with Vance Joy.
Occurance- Slow Violence
Slow Violence, the new double album by Occurrence, is an expansive statement about vulnerability and decay, about the things that terrify us and liberate us. Bandleader Ken Urban (electronics, synths & beats), Cat Hollyer (vocals, flute) and Johnny Hager (vocals) have created an album that reveals the “slow violence” that accrues over the course of our lives. After a pandemic-imposed separation, the band stretched out and experimented, repurposing previous recordings to craft an evocative album that captures both the bliss of falling in love and the pain of failure slapping you in the face. The album drops April 7, 2023, and features guest appearances from Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Christian Frederickson of Rachel’s, actor Peter Mark Kendall from TV’s THE AMERICANS, plus Johnny’s dad on trombone and Alexander McCabe on saxophone. Long-time band associate Daniel Kluger (TONY-nominated composer) contributed additional production on three tracks. The album was mixed by Kiri Stensby, who makes music as Hara Kiri, and mastered by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jessica Thompson.
One In The Woods
Liverpool’s community minded and meticulously crafted One In The Woods is back with another mouthwatering mix of house, techno and drum & bass heavyweights in Orrell Hill Woods from July 28 – 30. This year sees the festival evolve from the two day event of previous years into bespoke three day camping festival offering its largest ever line up with Interplanetary Criminal, DJ Seinfield, Joy Orbison, Special Request, Call Super, Objekt, FJAAK, Sam Paganini, Len Faki, Kobosil, Paula Temple, DJ Marky, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, A.M.C and many more. Tickets will sell out so get yours now at https://www.oneinthewoods.com/
Phillip Lassiter- Bump The Man
11x GRAMMY-award-winning trumpeter & arranger, Philip Lassiter, will release a live cut of a fan favorite “Bump the Man” featuring rising vocalist, Durand Bernarr and a 15-piece ensemble. Bernarr is hot off the heels of an NPR Tiny Desk Performance and was named as one of 2019’s “Artists to Know” by Billboard. His loud and proud stage presence coupled with Lassiter’s composition and arrangement abilities have landed him gigs that include serving as Prince and New Power Generation’s horn arranger & section leader as well as credits working with Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Timbaland, Roberta Flack, and more.
Pig&Dan + Gregor Tresher- Soulcatcher
Off the back of a very limited album drop in 2021 (stream only / stream edits), Pig&Dan + Gregor Tresher’s sublime album ‘Soulcatcher’ has just gotten a full release.
The 10-track offering was a sonic highlight for Truesoul and stands as only the seventh album released in the label’s 21-year history. The LP likewise epitomised the studio artistry of Pig&Dan & Gregor Tresher, a trio of artists at the top of their game as they navigated a path through celestial house, progressive and melodic techno textures, highlighted by sublime cuts such as ‘Metalife’, Hullcrusher’ and ‘Moonbreaker’.
Prestige- Strange Creatures
Following a long running relationship with its sister-label ProgRAM, where he continually delivered his uncompromising music on the imprint, drum & bass producer Prestige now graduates onto RAM Records for the release of his ‘Strange Creatures’ EP.
Following three banner years in Ibiza, RESISTANCE launched its inaugural U.S. Club Residency during Miami Music Week at the brand-new M2 Miami nightclub on Miami Beach. RESISTANCE Miami sold out all four Miami Music Week shows, which featured headliners like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Sasha_John Digweed, Charlotte de Witte, and Joris Voorn.
Now, RESISTANCE Miami invites revelers to return to M2’s two-floor, 35,000-square-foot mecca for Race Week, which will take place from Friday, May 5, 2023 – Sunday, May 7, 2023. The weekend will kick off with Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet as their collaborative project GET REAL on Friday, May 5. Adam Beyer will return to M2 for another stellar performance on Saturday, May 6, and Charlotte de Witte and Sama’ Abdulhadi will close out the weekend on Sunday, May 7.
Return Of The Jaded- Kontinuum
Following his massive remix of Crimsen and Jordan Arts’ I Still Think Of You last year, Canada-based producer Return Of The Jaded is back on Purified Records with a powerful original cut, Kontinuum.
Riot Ten & Whales- Switch
Two musical powerhouses, Riot Ten and Whales unleash their latest Trap single “Switch”, featuring smooth vocal chops contrasted with thrilling and explosive drops.
So Dope- Alone In My Dreams
Having teased us with several infectious offerings including ‘That Feeling’ and ‘3+2=U’, rising DJ and producer So Dope is set to captivate listeners with his 8-track EP, ‘Alone In My Dreams’. The latest from New York-based talent serves as a premier example of So Dope’s unique and refreshing brand of electronic music, which is showcased in full force. Recently joining the Lowly family, So Dope is known for his innate production capabilities and versatility, which are both on display in the stunning 8-track collection. Representing the A-side of a two-part EP series, ‘Alone In My Dreams’ serves as a contemporary marriage between core future bass and trap elements, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the ‘Revenge’ EP, slated for release later this year. ‘Alone In My Dreams’ EP is due for release April 7 via Lowly.
Korean-American dance music sensation SOHMI releases her new Recital EP on Permission / Thrive Music.
Steven Weston- Luminous Cloud
GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Steven Weston returns to Anjunadeep with his three-track EP ‘Luminous Cloud’.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones- City Federal Building
“City Federal Building,” the new single from St. Paul & The Broken Bones is out now—listen here. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Angels In Science Fiction, set for release April 21 on ATO Records—pre-save/pre-order her
SUBTRAKT- Days Go By feat. Toro y Moi
SBTRKT has unveiled the new track ‘Days Go By’ featuring Toro y Moi, after recently announcing his forthcoming album The Rat Road and sharing its lead single ‘Waiting’ with Teezo Touchdown. Set to be released May 5, The Rat Road is SBTRKT‘s first body of work since 2016’s Save Yourself.
LISTEN TO ‘DAYS LIKE THIS’ HERE + PRE-SAVE THE RAT ROAD HERE.
Ambient music legend Suso Sáiz joins Reflections for a very special run of events this spring, arriving from his native Spain for his first-ever performances in the United States. Reflections is pairing him each night with a different opening artist and lighting designer, all presented within the walls of these sublime spaces of worship. Don’t miss this bliss…
𝒩𝑒𝓌 𝒴𝑜𝓇𝓀 𝒞𝒾𝓉𝓎
w/ Qasim Naqvi (@browniebonbon77)
Saturday, April 22
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
𝐿𝑜𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝑔𝑒𝓁𝑒𝓈, 𝒞𝒜
w/ Matthewdavid (@matthewdavidmcq)
Saturday, April 29
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
w/ Bitchin Bajas (@bitchinbajas)
Saturday, May 6
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Synymata- Running Out/ You Hurt Me
The Clamor- The Clamor
Punk outfit and brainchild of Aaron Louis, The Clamor, announce the vinyl release of their self titled debut album (released March 17th, 2023).
Thee Oh Sees- LIVE
Back in 2012, Thee Oh Sees made their first appearance at Austin Psych Fest, performing an electrified set at Emo’s East. The first of the band’s many LEVITATION appearances down in Austin, this show has been revisited for a new series of vinyl releases, Live at LEVITATION, immortalizing it on glorious 12″ colored wax, mixed by John Dwyer and mastered for vinyl by JJ Golden.
The Get Right Band- iTopia
Asheville, NC-based psych rock trio The Get Right Band share cinematic, timely fifth studio album iTopia, out everywhere now. Alongside the complete project, the band share the dreamy, psychedelic title track featuring Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket, out now. Tonight the band will kick off a run of dates along the East Coast with an album release show at Asheville, NC’s Salvage Station with Disco Risque. Tickets to all shows are available now via thegetrightband.com/tour with a full list of dates below.
The Hails- Fiona
The Hails pull back the curtain on another layer of their upcoming debut album with the release of “Fiona.” An occult, otherworldly groove, the track evocatively tells the tale of being caught in the orbit of a larger-than-life femme fatale, who seems to single handedly hold life together. Half functioning as a thank you letter and half asking far too much of someone else, the song grasps firmly onto the life raft of Fiona Apple’s discography. With production by Pat Howard of Magic City Hippies, the dominance of the Florida indie scene is on full display with “Fiona” –
WHIPPED CREAM- Someone You Can Count On
Music producer, singer-songwriter WHIPPED CREAM (Caroline Cecil) has worked with a diversity of greats such as Latto, UNIIQU3, Moore Kismet, and Lil Keed. Now with the release of her new EP Someone You Can Count On (Monstercat), it’s clear there’s no limit to her creative ingenuity. To celebrate, WHIPPED CREAM is delivering the new music live to fans around the world with the announcement of Phase One of her 2023 World Tour.
WILL K & MERYLL – Panorama
Australian DJ and producer WILL K has just released his latest single, ‘Panorama’, featuring the talented MERYLL. With his trademark rolling bassline and intricate automation, WILL K’s production skills are once again on full display in this new track.
Speaking about the creative process behind the song, WILL K revealed that he produced the instrumental in Greece, while staying in his hotel room and using only his laptop speakers. Despite these limitations, he was inspired to create a track with a rolling bassline and intricate automation as the main hook.
After fleshing out the initial idea, WILL K reached out to MERYLL, having been impressed with her work on a record with Fisher. MERYLL quickly sent him an idea for the song, and the two artists worked together to add a unique and cool vibe to the track.
ZERØTONIN & ANVBIS- Triumph of the Fallen
Burgeoning San Diego-based dubstep producer ZERØTONIN returned to his classical roots, teaming up with rising bass artist ANVBIS for their debut collaborative single, “Triumph of the Fallen.” Inspired by the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, this powerful track showcases the duo’s unique style, blending heavy basses and thumping drums with distinct orchestral elements. A testament to their commitment to their craft, the track’s dynamic range and powerful melody offer a powerful sonic experience that will captivate listeners across all genres. Arriving as the first of more records to come, “Triumph of the Fallen” signals a new chapter in both artists’ careers as they look to further develop their artistry and musicianship.