Hey all, sorry this is late again! I got to attend the legendary Kosmic Kingdom this past weekend and can’t wait to share my experience with all of you! So happy August 29th! Keep tuned into The Festival Voice for all your latest festival and music news!
All Day I Dream
All Day I Dream Summer Sampler
Today, All Day I Dream has delivered its annual ‘Summer Sampler.’ Equipped to provide Dreamers worldwide with a blissful soundtrack for warm days outdoors, the 12-piece offering comprises of new works from Lost Desert, Vince Watson, OXIA, Luka Sambe, Slow Hearts, M.O.S, Pippi Ciez, Maxi Degrassi, Madras, Jaahn, and more.
Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray- No Rival! Video
The fourth single off Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray’s new album ‘Leave the Bones’, ’No Rival! pays homage to Rara, the music of the Haitian streets. Characterized by frenetic drums and chorused one-note horns, ‘No Rival!’ is full of swagger, just like the bands that march through the towns of the island nation, boasting and toasting and try to outdo one another. ‘No Rival!’ plants a flag in the ground – “Listen up! There’s no better band than Lakou Mizik!”
Spencer Brown & Qrion- Rainy April
First heard three years ago in Spencer Brown’s set at Above & Beyond Group Therapy 300 event in Hong Kong, and then played a year later at Qrion’s performance for Group Therapy 350 in Prague, the pair’s collaborative single ‘Rainy April’ has become a fan favorite, and now gets an official release on Anjunadeep this August.
Fergie- Man from Athens
Fergie is following up the hugely successful chart topper Alpha Centauri with another peak time bomb, be released on Armada the 20th of August. He says,” The inspiration for this track has come from the great Greek composer, Vangelis, who is responsible for legendary sound tracks like Bladerunner which was way ahead of its time. In paying homage to this, while taking things a step further, I’ve created a techno banger which leans heavily on the huge sounds from the CS80 synth that Vangelis made famous.” Man from Athens takes you on a dark, melodic and triumphant dance floor journey.
Hans Göran- A Summer With Hans Göran
Lucas Nord has taken the summer by storm with his brand new house-leaning alias, Hans Göran, sharing five feel-good anthems with the Nordic sun as his direct inspiration. Starting as merely a dream to share the music he created in his free time, the project has taken on a life of its own, racking up streams across platforms, and even landing on the highly sought after ‘Friday Cratediggers’ playlist on Spotify, alongside the very best in dance music. Out now in full, with the final single ‘NILO’ available to stream, fans can close out the summer in style with Hans Göran’s debut EP.
Matt Costa- Let Love Heal
California singer-songwriter Matt Costa has announced the Deluxe version of his acclaimed, 2020 full-length album Yellow Coat. Featuring five new, live recordings of tracks from the album along with “When The Avalanche Comes” featuring Jack Johnson and Zach Gill, Yellow Coat (Deluxe) is set to be released on October 8 via Dangerbird Records (pre-order HERE).
Biicla- I Feel
Russian producer Biicla has earned deserved acclaim in dance music circles over the past couple years, winning over fans with his forward-thinking production blending future bass with other elements of electronic music. Today he’s dropped a brand new single – I FEEL – on Deadbeats.
Asa Moto- Martino EP
Since debuting on Soulwax’s imprint, DEEWEE in 2016, the Belgian duo have steadily released a series of acclaimed EPs across the last five years. Now with their fourth installment for the label, ‘Martino’ EP, Asa Moto serves up some of their most refined work to date, expertly disregarding genre boundaries and conventions for an eclectic blend of off-kilter yet highly considered sounds grounded by sublime pop sensibilities.
Frankie Knuckles- I Want The Love of My Own
A previously unreleased track has been newly discovered from the house music legend Frankie Knuckles on an old reel-to-reel tape deep in the vaults of the Chicago House music institution and pioneering label, DJ International. It is currently being planned for a very special release to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Frankie Knuckles first record release in 1986; ‘You Can’t Hide’.
Nu Strut- Cognac & Cigars
Nu Strut is thrilled to finally share his new album Cognac & Cigars with the world, out via Electric Hawk Records on August 26th. This album has been thoughtfully curated to deliver unmatchable energy with a neurofunk and bass foundation, all while introducing a nu-disco sound that’s hard to find. Our first glimpses of the album, “Pornstache” with energetic lyricists Wreckno, “You” featuring lush vocals from Charmae, and the final release “BUSSIT” were perfect flavor tastings of all this album has to offer. Tying together 70’s funk-era feels with groovy basslines, Nu Strut has created a style all his own. With his unique approach to music paired with the distinct playfulness in each track, Cognac & Cigars is sure to be unlike anything you’ve heard before.
WhoMadeWho- Summer Club Mix
Currently in the midst of one of their most rigorous world tours since forming almost twenty years ago, Tomas Høffding, Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Barfod are on a three-man mission to shake off the woes of the past eighteen months and make 2021 their most prolific and memorable year to date.
Nic Fanciulli & Black Circle- Hooked on You
“After the success of our last collaboration, BC and I were keen to keep the momentum going. ‘Hooked On You’ represents a more hopeful sound that I feel reflects where our heads have been at during the past few months” – Nic Fanciulli
Having worked on a number of previous releases international DJ and producer Nic Fanciulli and rising star Black Circle once again collaborate on the brand-new laid-back summer groove ‘Hooked On You’ is out now via the iconic FFRR label.
Slander- Love is Gone (R3HAB Remix)
SLANDER have released the first in a new series of “Love Is Gone” remixes by R3HAB in celebration of their original “Love Is Gone” single becoming RIAA Gold Certified on August 10. The R3HAB track leads remixes from heavy hitters KASKADE (September 10), Alok (September 24) and Armin Van Buuren (October 8) for the Love Is Gone (The Remixes Vol 2.) package.
Korky Buchek- Katt Williams
Australian duo Korky Buchek are back with their second single of the year, ‘Katt Williams.’ The funky house track is built around audio of the iconic comedian Katt Williams, once again proving they can create whatever they want without following the rules of music creation. ‘Katt Williams’ is now available across all streaming platforms.
OBLVYN- Enter REM
After making her Monstercat debut last month, Canadian breakout producer OBLVYN returned to the label today with her effervescent new single, “Enter REM.” The first taste of her forthcoming EP, “Enter REM” takes listeners on a sonic journey through OBLVYN’s vivid dreams. Mirroring the rush of falling into an otherworldly dimension, the upbeat retro-synth lead, powerful bassline, and crisp percussion form a vortex of vibrant sounds that captivates listeners.
OBLVYN shares, “‘Enter REM’ is the first single from my upcoming EP, which is entirely based on the concept of dreams. It kickstarts the adventure by taking you out of reality and into a subconscious exploration of the dream world, where imagination runs wild and possibilities are endless.”
Monsterrat House Music
Eric Hilton- Ceremony
Musician/producer Eric Hilton releases his new album, “Ceremony.” As he’s done throughout his illustrious career, Hilton has crafted a body of work that offers an escape from the daily grind and stresses over everyday life. It’s the soundtrack for kicking back into a cocoon of downtempo bliss. Sit back, relax, and drift into a 13-track universe of emotive interstellar psychedelia.
Out of Options
Nandu- The Verge of Sanity
The Verge of Sanity – the remarkable new EP from hotly-tipped Danish producer, electronic live act and label head Nandu – is out now via his burgeoning young imprint, Out Of Options.
Featuring three brand new original cuts spanning some of the very finest avant-garde interpretations of minimal house, melodic techno and stripped back electronica, The Verge Of Sanity is another veritable masterclass in intelligent, cutting edge electronic music from the in-form, Copenhagen-based producer, who returns to Out of Options armed with a slew of impressive career releases on the likes of Innervisions, Afterlife, TAU, Exit Strategy, Azzur, Rebirth and MoBlack, to name just a few.
EDX – Vommuli
Currently in the midst of his biggest tour of the USA in over two years – a run which sees him take on over a dozen headline shows across the length and breadth of the United States in just under two months – iconic Swiss hit-machine and formidable label head, EDX, now continues his hugely prolific run of studio form with the announcement of his latest sure-fire dancefloor hit Vommuli.
Pinkstar Black Recordings
Following a slew of majestic releases on Aventura Records and AventuraDeep since bursting onto the scene with his debut offering Obsession back in November 2020, French-Israeli TV superstar-turned-DJ and producer Joezi now looks to makes the next big step in his promising musical career, as he prepares to drop his latest shimmering sonic creation, Africa.
Aspyer & Matluck – Somebody To Hold
Aspyer and Matluck spent the last year talking about doing another song together and finally made it happen with their latest release ‘Somebody To Hold’. Somebody to Hold is a pop/dance song about longing for the warmth that one can only feel when being held by another person. It’s the search for a deeper connection that goes beyond just the physical aspect. The song’s combination of rhythmic and soaring melodies guarantee to appeal to any music lover. Emmy award winning/multi platinum artist Matluck has already experienced massive success when it comes to his previous collaborations with Aspyer and the pair look to do it again with this high-energy & heartfelt anthem.
Schillist, Silque, DINHO TERRES – I’m A Mess
After Schillist’s first highly successful collaboration on STMPD RCRDS, ‘Sicko Drop’, he’s back with another banger that goes by the name of ‘I’m A Mess’. Teaming up with Silque and DINHO TERRES this time, the powerhouses have come together in the best way possible, melting all their signature sounds together.
AREA21, Martin Garrix, Maejor – Lovin’ Every Minute
AREA21 has released their latest song + video in a series of releases detailing the alien duo’s adventures here on Earth. The song, written by real life artists Martin Garrix and Maejor, shines a spotlight on living in the moment and the importance of the human connection.
Ed Carlsen- Drawn Ashore
Following on from his latest single Undertow taken from forthcoming album Grains Of Gold, ambient Italian composer, producer and musician Ed Carlsen, releases his third album single, Drawn Ashore, available to stream and purchase today via XXIM Records (Sony Music Masterworks’ new label for innovative, post-genre instrumental music).