It’s February 4th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Check back in with us next week.
All Day I Dream – A Winter Sampler VI
Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream imprint is thrilled to kick off 2024 with the latest addition to its semi-annual compilation series, A Winter Sampler VI, releasing January 26. Serving as a testament to the label’s commitment to fostering emerging talent and highlighting the cutting edge of melodic house music, A Winter Sampler VI is a curated selection of tracks that showcase the diverse and vibrant sounds within the All Day I Dream family.
AR/CO – Cherry Lips
Building off their successful 2023 run, electronic/alt-pop duo AR/CO, who is Mali-Koa and Leo Stannard, share their new single “Cherry Lips” out today, February 2 on Helix Records.
From its engaging early lyric “We’ll lose our money out in Vegas,” “Cherry Lips” is an anthem for free-spirited fun with the duo’s sun-kissed shared vocals exulting all-night partying, falling in love and life-affirming adventures. The maximalist sound sends that liberated vibe into the stratosphere: its celebratory chorus is supported by an instantly seductive melody, blissfully bouncy beats and classic piano house keys.
City Splash Festival
City Splash Festival, the most essential and authentic celebration of Caribbean and African culture in Europe, is back across seven stages at London’s Brockwell Park on May 27 2024. The festival is set to make history with the return of legendary Grammy nominated Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician Capleton. Also joining the lineup is consistent hit maker and magician of stage presence Beenie Man, dancehall sensation Shenseea and fellow Jamaican star Busy Signal, known for hits like ‘Stay So’. As well as this they have confirmed Billboard Award nominee and Cameroonian-American singer Libianca, pioneering dub sound system crew Channel One, dancehall dons Iration Steppas, and renowned UK sound systems Rampage Sound and Saxon Sound.
Cross The Tracks
Cross The Tracks adds to another irresistible line up for its May Bank Holiday Sunday celebration of jazz, funk and soul in Brockwell Park, London. Exciting new names added are; Son Little, David Rodigan, Sekou, Thandii, Summer Pearl, Dargz, Chisholm For President!, oreglo, Ruby Wood and this wave comes on top of an already sterling curation with the likes of Erykah Badu, Madlib (DJ), Venna, Iniko, Neal Francis, Brainstory, Yazmin Lacey (DJ), BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Eve, Thee Sacred Souls, The Cavemen., Romare LIVE, Gilles Peterson, Ella Knight and many more.
Make sure to secure your tickets at https://www.xthetracks.com/.
Dombresky & JADED- Sound Of The Drums
Dombresky and London duo JADED release their Sound Of The Drums EP, a new collaborative body of work consisting of two house-heavy scorchers. The release arrives via Diplo’s tastemaking label Higher Ground.
Eliminate – Get Off The Internet
Eliminate, unveils his much-anticipated debut album, Get Off The Internet. In what only can be described as a genre in and of itself, Eliminate takes us on a wild and whimsical exploration of ridiculously mutated samples and sonic experiments, creating a truly unique offering forged in the most bizarre corner’s of the internet. Taking flavors from dubstep to hyperpop, hardstyle to pop, the album brings a refreshing, rebellious energy that breaks the norms of EDM today.
Grey – CONTRA
GRAMMY-nominated brother duo Grey have cultivated a career making mega-hits with world-famous artists such as Zedd, Camila Cabello, and Sofia Carson – a timeline that has bestowed the producers a wealth of experience crafting indelible electronic bangers.
Grey releases their new CONTRA EP – a 5-track collection that combines a lavish blend of deep bruising bass and grimy house stylings. Adventurous, emotional, and brimming with endless creativity, CONTRA takes Grey out of the shadows of peers they helped launch to stardom, and cement the duo as proper stars themselves.
Groove Cruise Recap
Whet Travel and Groove Cruise commemorated their 20th anniversary as the premier floating music festival with nearly 5,000 dedicated Groove Cruise “Captains” as the festival’s biggest edition yet. Sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas on the Norwegian Encore, the festival was the largest floating dance music event ever and featured headliners Tiësto, John Summit, and Diplo among others.
The four-night excursion hosted 96 hours of nonstop dance music across 11 stages, over 60 artist-hosted activities, various experiences and workshops, interactive art, gaming, and so much more. Championing self-expression, Groove CruiseCaptains submerged themselves into the daily themes with imaginative spirit. Among these themes were the vividly-hued celestial experience of ‘U Are The Universe,’ the nostalgic throwback of ‘Dancing Through The Decades,’ the whimsical ‘50 Shades of Nintendo,’ an aquatic ‘Naughty Nautical’ affair, and more.
Lettuce & The Sponges – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
In an electrifying fusion of talent, modern funk pioneers Lettuce team up with house music maestros The Sponges for a groundbreaking remix of “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” from Lettuce’s eighth studio album, ‘Unify.’ This collaboration delivers a fresh, infectious EDM spin on the track, out now on Lettuce Records.
Malóne – 444
Cuban-born, Miami-bred tech-house maestro Malóne is reaching an inflection point in his career.
Now, Malóne unveils WHYNOTUS’ debut single with his newest track “444” – a propulsive, Afro-infused tech-house heater that kicks off the producer’s new era in grand fashion. Filled to the brim with catchy vocals and sharp drum programming that underscore the track’s overall incendiary presentation, “444” perfectly encapsulates the magical bliss of a synergetic dancefloor.
The latest edition of MIDƐM+ has just taken place in Cannes. Bringing together industry professionals and festival-goers from all over the world once again this year, the event has established itself as the benchmark meeting place for the music industry. It featured four days of intense exchanges, punctuated by conferences, talks, masterclasses, screenings, film concerts and workshops to discuss the challenges of tomorrow’s music, and vibrate in unison at concerts by established and emerging international artists open to the general public.
NAWAS – Made For Love
Following early career success, emotive dance/alt-pop duo NAWAS took a hiatus from releasing music during which they reignited their passion for music and focused in on their more refined sound. Composed of lifelong friends lead singer/pianist Jake Nawas and producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben McDaniel, NAWAS is now reemerging with their latest single “Made For Love,” out today, February 2, via Kick Kick Snare Records. The first official release from the label, “Made For Love” takes the band’s infectious brooding alt-pop groove while delving deeper into their classic house and EDM influences.
Project 6 Festival
Project 6 festival is poised to light up London’s Brockwell Park on May 24th, as it makes its much anticipated return. This all-encompassing music showcase celebrating 30 Years of Rinse FM’s innovation and creativity now completes it’s line up with Nines, Pusha T, Chip, DJ Boring, DJ Seinfeld, Eliza Rose, Katy B, Mozey, P-rallel, SBTRKT, Serum, Taylah Elaine, Teki Latex, Todd Edwards, Unknown T and many more from across the spectrum.
Tickets are available now from www.project6festival.com.
sfam – listen here
New Orleans-based duo sfam are back with ‘listen here’ out now via HypnoVizion. ‘listen here’ marks the second single off sfam’s upcoming not playin’ EP, due out this Spring.
Skysia – Aperture
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.