December 12th Weekly Roundup Feature
Happy December 12th! The Festival Voice is here with the latest music news for the week!
Tupac Shakur- The Immortal Collection NFT
MakersPlace–the premier NFT marketplace for rare digital art–has teamed up with the Estate of legendary artist Tupac Shakur for “The Immortal Collection.” Set for release on December 15, this drop will feature an NFT jewelry collection based on some of Tupac’s most well-known pieces from his 2PAC and diamond solitaire rings, to his Makaveli bracelet and the medallion he wore in the last photo ever taken of him.
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Ten City- GRAMMY Award
All Day I Dream
Mass Digital- Viaje De La Vida
Esteemed global producer Mass Digital rejoins forces with Organic House purveyors All Day I Dream – offering the latest in his revered, melancholy sound catalogue. Viaje De La Vida is his first offering with the label since 2020 – conjuring magic and therapeutic vibes spread out over 5 tracks. Winding through magical soundscapes and organic production, the Viaje De La Vida project is a collection of subtle, yet potent melodies and dance arrangements.
Marsh- Calling EP
Create Music Group Inc
Eric Sharp- Like Water
The quote from legendary martial artist Bruce Lee has become the mantra of Eric Sharp’s 16-year career, which has seen the house purveyor hold down a coveted residency at LA’s Sound Nightclub, perform at festivals like Coachella, SXSW, and Outside Lands, collaborate with Anna Lunoe, remix acts like Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, Grammy-winners Jars Of Clay, and Atlantic Records’ Melanie Martinez, and top Hype Machine charts.
Cour T.- Confined
Brazilian DJ/producer Cour T. releases his new EP, ‘Confined’ showcasing the 19 year old DJ’s funky yet smooth signature style in two highly addictive tracks. Under the mentorship of label boss, Claude VonStroke, ‘Confined’ marks the Dirtybird prodigy’s 6th release on the label.
Infekt- Monkey Dance
OXIA- Fate EP
Following the critically acclaimed release of his beautiful summer single Shadows on Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream, a number of impressive remixes for the likes of Joseph Capriati, Agoria, John Digweed and Black Circle, and several remixes on Diversions including the latest for Julian Millan’s Kamelhyn EP, Diversions Music label boss OXIA now returns to his much loved imprint for his first original release on the label this year, as he announces the stunning three-part Fate EP.
EAZYBAKED- Letting Go
Experimental Bass’ fan-favorites EAZYBAKED (Orlando, FL) has long conjured a vibe of curiosity and free flowing expression – offering America’s grassroots electronic scene reliably fun and relatable characters. Now, the duo of Eric Ray and Andrew Principe are ready to set a new standard for their artistry and return with their first single of 2021, “Letting Go.”
Feather- Wasted Time
After a highly successful debut into the electronic music realm, fast-rising artist Feather returns to the release radar with an intriguing new collaboration. Joining forces with Badnights, the duo comes together to deliver one final offering ahead of 2022. Merging their signature styles, “Wasted Time” is a quintessential collaboration with soaring basslines and poignant vocals. Out now, “Wasted Time” is available to stream across platforms.
David Herrlich- Touch
German-born and based multi-hyphenate David Herrlich takes to deadmau5’s house imprint to debut “Touch.” Available worldwide on hau5trap, “Touch” is the latest addition to the fresh-faced house music label.
A sweeping dancefloor anthem, “Touch” sonically fuses oscillating basslines with techy grooves to create a whirring impact. Swathed in dance-ready swagger, David Herrlich masterfully combines intricate synth performance with sweltering vocals. Bouncy four-on-the-floor melodies ensure Herrlich’s newest to be left on loop.
Simina Grigoriu- Techno Monkey Remixed
Still beaming from the hugely successful international release of the first two volumes of Techno Monkey Remixed back in July, Berlin-based techno maven and Kuukou Records label boss Simina Grigoriu now completes the immense remix album, as she announces the final three artists set to wrap up the ambitious nine-track project. Out now, Techno Monkey Remixed Vol. 3 sees Simina welcome a collection of label friends new and old, as Hollen, Skober and DESNA pull out all the stops to deliver their own inimitable versions of the iconic original production.
Last Night on Earth
Junkie XL- A Fluff Scam
It’s been nine years since Tom Holkenborg last released under his Junkie XL alias. In those years, Holkenborg has become one of Hollywood’s pre-eminent film composers, working on projects like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool and Alita: Battle Angel, collaborating with directors like Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, George Miller, Tim Miller and Peter Jackson.
Following the release of its first single “Cronus,” mysterious techno outfit Kasablanca complete their 2-track project with “Volition.” Available now via mau5trap, Cronus/Volition is the long-awaited follow-up to Kasablanca’s critically acclaimed 2020 debut EP Human Learning.
Ministry of Sound Recordings
Faithless x David Guetta- God Is A DJ
2x GRAMMY® Award-winning DJ, producer and songwriter David Guetta has reworked legendary dance collective Faithless’ iconic 90’s hit, “God Is A DJ”.
A classic, clubbing anthem that defined thousands of Ibiza memories; David Guetta reworks “God Is A DJ” into a dynamic, synth loaded, arena filling number; blistering with techno influences and awash with soaring euphoria.
After making his Monstercat debut earlier this fall, breakout producer KDYN returned to the label today with his polished yet punchy four-track EP, ‘Elevate.’ At just 16-years-old, the Southeast London producer has crafted a sonic profile that’s mature beyond his years. ‘Elevate’ fully showcases KDYN’s musical prowess as he effortlessly blends classic garage sounds with chart-driving UK house. The deep basses, crisp percussion, and scattered synth stabs in the single, “Fire” drive it forward while the processed vocal chops add a unique melodic layer that complements the track’s darker motifs. With releases on industry flagships like Insomniac, Crucast, and Monstercat, as well as radio support from BBC and KISS FM, expect to see KDYN sweep the scene in 2022.
Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, & John Martin- Won’t Let You Go
Just in time for the end of the year, Martin Garrix is back with a treat to kick off the Holiday Season with a bang, releasing his long-awaited collaboration with Matisse & Sadko and John Martin: ‘Won’t Let You Go’.
Zonderling – Breng
Wanting to make a banger of a track, Zonderling is bringing us ‘Breng’. Named after a personal favorite track from Randomer, ‘Breng’ is a high energy track that will get you ready for the weekend.
Future Class – 303
‘303’ is the track that marks the debut of Future Class on STMPD RCRDS. Coming out of a random studio session, the track surprised everyone by the end of it. With the entire structure of the track inspired by Tech House grooves and the main bass heavily influenced by the classic 303 synthesizer, the track does its name justice. Having a great time in the studio during the pandemic, Future Class managed to focus a lot on productions the past year, which means ‘303’ is definitely not the last we will be hearing.
Three Siz Zero Recordings
Following on from Icaro, TIBASKO bring heat to their already remarkable game with imaginative techno track, Hibiscus via Another Rhythm.
Childhood friends, TIBASKO are widely considered upcoming luminaries by industry giants such as The Blessed Madonna, Denis Sulta, John Digweed, TSHA and Syreeta as well as radio icons Annie Mac, Jaguar, Danny Howard, Ben Malone, and Pete Tong.
Ultra Music/AREA 10
Anabel Englund- Midnight Rapture
Toby Romeo- Reminds Me of You feat. Moss Kena Acoustic plus Remix
As 2021 comes to a close, Toby Romeo closes his most successful year on a high note with two new renditions of his latest smash single “Reminds Me Of You” with Moss Kena. The first is a stunning acoustic version and intimate music video counterpart that features both Romeo and Kena. Secondly, Romeo and Kena enlist Lost + Found to remix the track into a dancefloor groover. Out now via Virgin Records, ‘Reminds Me Of You’ feat. Moss Kena Acoustic Version and Lost + Found Remix are available to stream across platforms.