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Adriatique – Horizon
Swiss electronic duo Adriatique have enlisted Italian producer/DJ Undercatt for their new two-track Horizon EP out now via X Recordings.
Riddled with the enigmatic dark techno sounds that have cultivated a mystique around Adriatique, Horizon is a stunning two-piece collaboration from the duo and Undercatt. The EP’s titular track takes listeners on an elusive 6-minute journey through transcendent builds and swirling melodies while its companion, ‘Vera’ is complemented with galactic deep-tech tones. Horizon marks the second release off Adriatique’s newly minted X Recordings.
Baraclay Crenshaw – Stay Together feat. TeeZandos
Barclay Crenshaw, the visionary artist behind the Claude VonStroke persona and founder of Dirtybird Records, unveils his second single “Stay Together ft. TeeZandos” from his eagerly anticipated album ‘Open Channel.‘ Scheduled for release on February 9th, the track is a bold testament to Crenshaw’s musical versatility and his commitment to exploring a broad spectrum of sounds.
Cafe Mambo, the iconic institution synonymous with the global house music scene, returns to the Albert Hall in Manchester on Bank Holiday Sunday 5th. May, 2024. This historic event promises an unforgettable night of timeless classics, and unparalleled energy as legends of the genre gather to mark this milestone.
Tickets – https://skiddle.com/e/37248065
Dirtybird Records – Taste Of Brazil
Dirtybird Records is shining a light on rising Brazilian house and techno acts with its latest compilation Taste Of Brazil.
Taste Of Brazil continues Dirtybird’s long standing effort to spotlight new artists from the region. In 2023, the label highlighted some of Brazil’s hottest talents with releases from Bruno Furlan, DJ Glen, Cour T., Plastic Robots, and Danny Kolk. Offering a selection of tribal tones, overzealous rhythms, and deep basslines, Taste Of Brazil features four of the country’s finest newcomers: São Paulo-based Borgez, Curitiba-bred LET BR, Rio de Janeiro’s Rafaloo, and Goiânia-born VIRKING.
DJ Minx – Taking It Back
Detroit house and techno icon DJ Minx returns to Diplo’s Higher Ground label to release her new single, “Taking It Back.”
Featuring a classic synth line that ascends to dancefloor euphoria, she sticks to her guns on this track with lyrics written and performed by Minx herself that transport listeners to her early days as a DJ in ‘90s Detroit. “We’re going back to the old school / Techno and house under one roof / We’re going back to the old school / Underground raves ground rules.”
EDDIE & Fise – DAMNED
Australian producer/DJ EDDIE has teamed up with audio-visual artist FISE for a new collaboration ‘DAMNED’ featuring vocalist Colleen D’Agostino out now via HypnoVizion.
Fueled by abrasive builds and cataclysmic drops, ‘DAMNED’ is a daunting collaboration from the trio. Unleashing a tale of weaponized fear and the struggle to regain control, ‘DAMNED’ continues the chain of vocally-led experimental bass music that has captivated fans across both EDDIE and HypnoVizion’s catalogs. On ‘DAMNED’, EDDIE and FISE lay an intense and unearthly bass-heavy backdrop for D’Agostino’s emotionally-wrought lyricism to untangle, resulting in a bone-chilling original that will leave listeners awe-struck.
Electric Polar Bears & Bertie Scott – Animals
Launching into 2024 with a wave of new releases, future house maestros Electric Polar Bears are set to unveil a string of singles that seamlessly combine innovation with the unwavering nature of their signature sound.
Now, the duo is joining forces with soul-stirring vocalist Bertie Scott to drop their vibrant house single “Animals.” Born from a late-night studio session filled with experimentation and creativity, this collaboration promises to captivate audiences worldwide.
Freddy Todd – ICKarus
Memory Palace Records, the renowned label Of The Trees, is thrilled to announce the release of Freddy Todd’s latest album, Chaos Hotline, marking yet another milestone in the electronic music scene. With a career spanning over a decade and boasting more than 20 releases, Freddy Todd has firmly established himself as a trailblazer known for his genre-defying soundscapes and imaginative compositions.
Following closely on its heels is the second single, “ICKarus,” scheduled for release on February 9th, 2024. This track is a testament to Freddy Todd’s innovative approach, seamlessly blending elements of hyper-pop, experimental bass, jazz, and indie genres to craft a dynamic and genre-encompassing experience.
Josh Teed – Just Breathe
Denver-based experimental bass producer and violinist Josh Teed has made a name for himself through his distinct approach to electronic music.
Josh Teed unveils the EP’s lead single, “Just Breathe,” a collaboration with rapper Chuuwee and vocalist Blūm. Replete with dreamy textures, playful instrumentation, and striking vocal performances, “Just Breathe” combines Josh Teed’s hazy, atmospheric essence with a dose of hip-hop swagger.
Khruangbin have announced a major North American tour which will have the band play Berkeley’s Greek Theatre now on three nights where they will be joined by Peter Cat Recording Co. as support. Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 are already sold out. Tickets for the new addition on Wednesday, August 14 go on sale this week.
The Khru Club artist presale is set for February 8 @ 10am local time with general on sale set for Friday, February 9 @ 10am local time. Tickets HERE.
Mahmut Orhan – Nighter
Turkish superstar DJ/producer Mahmut Orhan continues the rollout of his highly-anticipated debut album, Pangea, with the gritty new single “Nighter,” out now via Ulta Records.
MOGA Caparica is proud to announce the Phase 1 lineup for its 2024 edition, marking a groundbreaking transformation in the festival’s history. Set to take place from May 29th to June 2nd, 2024, this year’s event promises to elevate the experience to new heights, transitioning from a series of beach parties to a full-fledged beach festival with a single expansive site and three stages. The carefully curated mix of headliners has been revealed: Acid Pauli, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Dixon, Jan Blomqvist (Live), Luca Saporito (Audiofly), Mr. ID, Pachanga Boys, Satori, Xinobi & Desiree.
It is no secret that, over the last 15 years, the music industry has undergone a remarkable evolution marked by technological advances, changes in consumption models and the emergence of new forms of interaction between artists and audiences. During these 15 years, Primavera Pro has been an attentive and often prescriptive event for all these new trends and changes in the music industry, establishing itself as a key meeting point for the sector and turning Barcelona, together with Primavera Sound, into the world capital of music for a week. Since 2010, Primavera Pro has been setting the global conversation and every year brings together professionals and artists who shape the present and anticipate the future of the industry.
● The programme features some of the names that are shaping the future of the
industry, such as Per Sundin of Pophouse, Luna Cohen-Solal of Atlantic
Records and Ariel Chichotky of Dale Play Records as well as artist and
● As well as continuing to be the ideal space for debate on the new trends in the
music industry, this year Primavera Pro is joining in the reflection on issues
that are already on the table, such as AI, the potential for exploitation of music
catalogues and mental health, among others.
Skysia – Overture
Embark on an auditory journey with Skysia, emerging from Colorado’s vibrant music scene as a master of organic and melodic bass. Skysia is set to mark a new era in his sonic exploration with his forthcoming EP, Overture, slated for release on February 9th, 2024, under CloZee‘s renowned Odyzey label. This release precedes his highly anticipated performance alongside bass icons CloZee and LSDREAM at Red Rocks in 2024.
Sonus is Croatia’s most authentic underground house and techno festival, offering an escapist mix of adventure travel and music for the ultimate destination holiday experience. Today Sonus has announced the dates and line-up for its return to its idyllic home of Zrce Beach August 18-22 for its 11th year. Sonus curation once again offers an industry leading mix of new school stars, established pioneers and flag bearing local talent, all bringing their best to beachfront stages with the world-class sound systems the event is known for.
Full information and tickets are available now at https://www.sonus-festival.com/book.
The UK’s foremost techno brand is bringing its world renowned line ups and famously electric atmospheres to the gorgeous Garden Resort in Croatia. From July 18-22, an expertly curated mix of techno tastemakers from across the spectrum will bring their a-game to four sun-kissed stages across five unmissable days of non-stop fun.
Sign up now from www.terminalvcroatia.com
VASSY – Supreme
Australian-bred, LA-based singer-songwriter VASSY is returning to her artistic roots.
Now, after years spent in the upper echelon of the electronic music industry, VASSY is evolving once again with the release of her new LP, Supreme – a seven-track project that showcases VASSY’s endless versatility and contains a tracklist that ranges from reggaetón heaters to heart-tugging ballads. Stemming from a frustrating bout of creative claustrophobia, Supreme represents a return to the genre-defying, soul sound of VASSY’s earliest material.