February 5th Weekly Roundup Feature
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3 Are Legend- Name Of Your DJ
Powerhouse trio, 3 Are Legend (Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), elevate Quintino’s ft. MC Ambush’s hard-hitting tune “Name Of Your DJ” to the next level, with their finely crafted edit, filled with explosive drums and driving synths. This one is sure to rattle speakers all festival season long this year.
Andrew Broder- The Show Original Soundtrack
Renowned Minneapolis producer and multi-genre musician Andrew Broder — whose recent production credits include Joe Rainey, Lambchop, Dua Saleh, Armand Hammer and more, in addition to his solo work as Fog — finally shares his brand new solo LP entitled The Show Original Soundtrack (via Lex Records).
Andruss & Umberto Pagliaroli – Rosa
For his second release on STMPD RCRDS, Andruss is providing another new fresh idea together with Umberto Pagliaroli. ‘Rosa’ fuses flamenco vibes with Trova and Latin while the seductive vocals and percussion perfectly complements the theme of the track.
Tongva Land / California rapper-producer AUNDREY GUILLAUME. today shares his latest release ‘zip.‘ with the announcement of his forthcoming EP COLD SUMMER. A playlist by AUNDREY GUILLAUME., due this February 24 via drink sum wtr, the new label endeavour lead by Nigil Mack (former VP of Urban A&R at Republic Records).
LISTEN + WATCH ‘ZIP.’ HERE + PRE-SAVE COLD SUMMER. HERE.
Few instrumentalists carry more respect than Adam Deitch & Borahm Lee, who together form renown live-electronic act, Break Science.
On February 2nd, the hybrid producer/instrumentalist duo will officially mark their return with a brand new EP, Mecha Flora. Mecha Flora, a lockdown-era project, is a showcase for the vitality of live instrument-infused electronic music and its meditative, cathartic effect on listeners. The 6-track EP also marks the duo’s first extended release since 2018’s album, Grid of Souls.
“I broke our favorite dishes to pieces / tried to put them back together with glue.” The first lines from “Baby Anymore” the latest single from art pop quintet Bridal Party, symbolize the rifts that arise in a romantic partnership when certain things are left unsaid. The track has a 90’s avant-pop vibe that precludes a modern indie pop sound.
The track arrives February 1st, in anticipation of the band’s sophomore effort Cool Down due February 15, 2023.
Classless Act- All The Young Dudes & Starman
With the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream” shortlisted as Best Documentary for the 2023 Academy Awards, Classless Act, one of the hottest new rock bands to emerge in 2022, pays tribute to Bowie with its upcoming double-A-side digital single, “All The Young Dudes,” and “Starman.” The tracks will be available via all DSPs today, February 3 (Better Noise Music).
Click HERE to stream both “All The Young Dudes” and “Starman.”
Born and raised in the cultural hub of Istanbul, Turkish producer Elif is rapidly earning her rightful place amongst dance music’s elite. Laying claim to an abundance of internationally celebrated releases on the likes of Stil vor Talent, Anjunadeep, Kindisch and Gardens of Babylon over the past few years, the prolific Barcelona-based talent has managed to carve out her own unique sonic path since emerging onto the scene in 2019, and is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the most exciting, in-demand artists in electronic music today. Having forged a now-trademark sound of flowing, melodic floor fillers, Elif now looks to open up her New Year’s catalogue in emphatic fashion as she unveils a dynamic new remix of Husa & Zeyada’s 2021 single, A Little Fun.
Originally hailing from the Thames estuary coastal town of Southend-on-sea but now residing in London, First Day Of Spring, a 5 piece outfit led by Samuel Jones’ songwriting, has bloomed.
First Day Of Spring’s music has various themes, from storytelling and autobiographical descriptions of a creative TRYING in their twenties to a focus on sound, euphoric & exuberant, or through gentle melancholic stillness, taking the listener out of their own reality is the aim of the songwriting. Ultimately, First Day Of Spring wants you to feel something.
Russian tech-house producer GetCosy releases his latest ‘Hercules’ EP, out now via Dirtybird Records.
Following his 2021 ‘Sick Motor’ EP, GetCosy returns to Dirtybird Records with a monstrous two-track EP. With its name derived from Greek mythology, GetCosy’s ‘Hercules’ EP is a sonic serpentine into the dark and devious side of techno. Filled with textured basslines and distorted percussion, the titular track blasts off into a powerful, fast-paced modular synth anthem. Its accompaniment, ‘Hydra’, is charged with relentless energy and big, bold melodies that combine for a thrilling sound. With ‘Hercules’, GetCosy cements his status as one of Dirtybird’s rising talents.
One of the most dynamic live acts in electronic music today, the musical creativity and artistic vision that embodies GHEIST is quite remarkable. Following the global success of their opening two singles on Embassy One in 2022 – Losing Game and Only – the inexhaustible German trio now continues its prolific run of form on the Berlin-based imprint, inaugurating the New Year in emphatic fashion with the release of its latest musical project, Gravity EP.
Harry Romero’s House Masters
After over three decades in the business, the humble house legend Harry Romero and Defected have compiled 30 quality tracks from the Jersey native’s expansive career to create an eclectic and essential collection for any fans of the genre, as he joins the illustrious list of House Masters. Featuring old favorites and driving re-edits of the producer’s biggest tracks, appealing to long-time fans while also reaching a new generation of listeners to discover his rich discography.
Hooray For Earth- True Loves
Storied NYC rock band, Hooray For Earth (est in 2003 by musician Noel Heroux), share a reissue of their 2011 LP True Loves (featuring tracks “True Loves,” “No Love,” “Realize It’s Not the Sun”), out now via Bandcamp. Along with the reissue, the band also share a previously unreleased track from the original recording sessions, a single entitled “La Que.”
Jake Silva- Dance
Emerging from New York City, Portuguese DJ and producer Jake Silva has captured the attention of dance music fans with his niche production style and captivating energy. Jake has earned a reputation for his energetic and unique sets across some of New York’s most iconic nightlife venues including Lavo, Nebula, Harbor New York City and many more. Stepping out from behind the decks and into the studio, Jake has linked up with rising Italian talent Ferrigno and Belgium-based DJ and producer AMARI for his first official release of the year, ‘Dance’. Serving as his release debut on AMARI’s prolific imprint House of Talents, ‘Dance’ is due for release on February 3.
Jen Cloher- My Witch
Multi-award-winning artist and Milk! Records co-founder Jen Cloher is today sharing the third single “My Witch” from their forthcoming fifth album I Am The River, The River Is Me which will be released on 3rd March 2023 via Milk! Records / Marathon Artists. Cloher will also embark on a European tour in June.
khai dreams- ABSOLUTE HEARTBREAK
Oregon’s own khai dreams releases their debut album ABSOLUTE HEARTBREAK via AWAL Recordings, out now.
Kramer- Requiem for Max
Iconic musician and producer Kramer shares the visual for “Requiem for Max,” created by Dutch visual artist Tinca Veerman. The track itself is a dedication to writer WG Sebald.
K Theory- Numb & Cold
In continuation of their comeback campaign, glitch hop pioneers K Theory share their first original single of 2023, “Numb & Cold.” Following “The Medicine” with XO.ROWAN, the triple tag team unfolds a new dynamic in K Theory’s rejuvenated artistic vision based on healing and love. Sioux Falls-based midwest lyricist and artist Denham brings a powerful performance to a production cemented by cinematic soundscapes and bass stabs. Heavy-toned lyrics and vulnerability hold the spotlight as K Theory and collaborator Mr.Rayger dexterously weave between hopeful melodies and lethal mid-tempo.
Lilys East Coast Tour Dates
’90s shoegaze pioneers Lilys have announced February East Coast tour dates. The band’s East Coast tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City and more. All upcoming shows and ticket links are listed below. The Philadelphia show will include visuals by Klip Collective and marks the first time the band has played in town since 2015.
Lilys January 2022 Tour Dates
02.10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Latvian Society (Tickets)
02.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Latvian Society (Tickets)
02.12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Tickets)
02.13 – Baltimore, MD @ TBA
02.14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Tickets)
Lizzy McAlpine- Hold On
“Hold On,” the theme song for the new Apple Original series “Dear Edward,” is co-written by breakout artist Lizzy McAlpine and out now. The track is performed by McAlpine and co-written with Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman”).
Listen to/share the song HERE and see the YouTube audio HERE.
lonelyboy- study and chill with sublime
Music collective Digital Arts and Sciences welcomes a new offering from their artist lonelyboy who has previously released a collaboration with Cypress Hill creating a lofi album of the best of all of all their biggest hits. Out now is lonelyboy’s study and chill with sublime which is a collection of original lofi covers of Sublime’s greatest hits.
longstoryshort- 2 High feat. Hadar Adora
LOVECOLOR is the new musical project of Ryan Carnes (Desperate Housewives, Cupid for Christmas, Doctor Who) and singer, songwriter and producer Vanessa Silberman. Today the band is pleased to share their debut single “Dangerous“ and its accompanying video which was directed by Cosmos Kiindarius. LOVECOLOR says, “Director, Cosmos Kiindarius was extremely instrumental in making the music come to life visually. We sent him the song, and he came back to us with a pitch that was very reminiscent in tone and in the spirit of the original BLADERUNNER film, of which we’re both fans. It’s a groundbreaking piece of cinema that has become beloved by so many over the years. We instantly connected with his take, and we thought it fit very well with some of the nascent ideas we had for the piece.”
Mau P Miami Music Week Show
House music’s freshest face Mau P has announced the latest addition to the official Miami Music Week event catalog with his XXX From Amsterdam to Miami event. Taking place on Friday the 24th of March at Freehold in Miami’s famous Wynwood area, the event is set to become one of the hottest tickets for this year’s conference. With XXX From Amsterdam to Miami, Mau P is expanding his existing XXX brand, taking it from a radio show to the event space. His radio shows as well as the MMW event both perfectly showcase Mau P’s style and sound, setting him up for a global take-over of the underground.
M(h)aol- Attachment Styles
Ireland’s M(h)aol have been backed by the likes of NME, The Guardian, The New York Times, NPR, Stereogum, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson, Alternative Press, The Line Of Best Fit, and loads more. Today the band is sharing their new single and video “Period Sex” from their debut album Attachment Styles out Friday (order).
Anjunadeep label favorite and rising star of the electronic scene Tom Marshall, aka Marsh, is pleased to present his third artist album ‘Endless’.
miniaturized- The Most
San Diego-based band miniaturized are pleased to share “The Most” the latest single to be released from their self-titled debut album out March 31 (pre-save). “The Most” and its accompanying lyric video are out now.
BORN labelhead and veteran EDM producer MitiS releases Memories, a four-track EP which pays homage to his early music and fans. This project, suited for at-home listening, is a return to the nostalgic, fan-favorite sounds that MitiS built his name around as his career commenced.
Moby & Gaidaa- transit
always centered at night releases the stunning video for 2023’s first single, transit, ft. Moby and rising Dutch-Sudanese singer Gaidaa. Tipped by Crack and COLORS and featured on POLLEN, Gaidaa’s rich and distinctive vocals weave elegantly with the soulful piano-led orchestral trip-hop arrangement from Moby.
MOD SUN- God Save The Teen
Pop-punk powerhouse MOD SUN returns with his most ambitious full-length album to date, God Save The Teen, via Big Noise. Leading up to the album release, MOD SUN kept his pop-punk affinities and grunge-tinged vocals under wraps until today, only revealing the album artwork, title, and tracks’ lyrics via his social platforms.
Natalie Shay- The Edge
North London indie-pop singer-songwriter Natalie Shay recently returned with a new single entitled “The Edge,” a track about the painful breakdown and complete blow up of her friendship with her best friend. Now, Shay shares its official music video.
NUZB, Mick Mazoo & Aiobahn – Falling Down
Stemming from one of the best sessions of their lives is ‘Falling Down’ a collaboration from NUZB, Mick Mazoo and Aiobahn. Coming together at ADE last year, this incredible track combines artists from 3 different continents and styles. The sound of the track is a blend of the different genres of music that the artists are familiar with, ranging from future bass to house and EDM. They’ve managed to create a unique, energetic, and futuristic sound that will sure heat up dance floors around the world.
Oliver Marson- Blue Dreams
“Blue Dreams” is the latest art pop single off Oliver Marson’s forthcoming debut album Why Did I Choose This?. Mixed by Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, Hatchie), the song offers an escape from the mundanity of modern life. With the cost of living being so high, a lot of us feel jaded and are left wondering “how did we get here?”
Iconic experimental garage rockers OSEES announce a new run of 2023 tour dates, set to begin this summer in Vancouver, BC. While in Canada, they’ll also be playing the notorious Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, where independent music and art combine for an eclectic five day gathering (June 21-25). Later, OSEES will return to the States with a slew of fall dates all across the country, in addition to stops at SXSW in Austin (March 14-17), and Kilby Block Party in Salt Lake City (May 13).
SEE OSEES LIVE: Tickets
Peaceful Faces- Sifting Through The Good, Reaching For The Candlelight
Sifting Through The Goo, Reaching For The Candlelight, the new album from Brooklyn chamber-rock band Peaceful Faces, is technically many years in the making. Indeed, while the music was recorded in the later stages of the pandemic, certain songs date back to bandleader Tree Palmedo’s earliest days as a writer, when he would spend late nights sipping box wine, teaching himself to sing, and piecing together lyrics in a frigid Boston dorm room.
RIZ LA VIE- FYP
Los Angeles-based alt-pop musician RIZ LA VIE announces his highly anticipated debut album Haven due out February 9 available for pre-order now including a limited run on vinyl. Alongside the announcement, LA VIE shares track “FYP,” a rock-influenced love letter to New York City, out everywhere now. Plus, RIZ LA VIE will hit the road across North America this spring on The World Could Be A Haven Tour beginning in Phoenix, AZ on February 9 with support from Johan Lenox and Ayleen Valentine.
Sita Abellán Show
Spanish producer/DJ, model, designer, and fashion icon Sita Abellán announced she will bring her OUTOPIA party to Madrid, kicking off a monthly residency at the city’s Bassement Club on February 16. Following two editions of the event held in Barcelona, the third held in Madrid signals OUTOPIA is here to stay, and expanding its footprint.
Thursday, February 16
Midnight – 5:30 AM
Calle de Galileo, 26, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Tickets and more info here.
SKYLER- Hit My Line
Bass producer SKYLER, formerly known as Skyler Madison, today launched a refresh on her brand and sound with the trap-fueled single, “Hit My Line,” on Monstercat. Inspired by spontaneity, the heavy bass progressions and thrilling trap drops are the soundtrack to unplanned nights becoming the greatest memories. Breaking from her familiar future bass sound, the new record welcomes her creative instinct to explore a heavier side of her cinematic palette, emerging as SKYLER. With a diverse range of melodic bass to deep future trap, fans can look forward to hearing more of her cutting-edge stylings on her debut Monstercat EP later this year.
Softest Hard- My Boo feat. Blush
Softest Hard releases her fourth single on HARD Recs with “My Boo” featuring Blush.
Vietnamese American producer Softest Hard returns to HARD Recs with her fourth single. She connects with LA-based, Pittsburgh-born singer Blush, the Emmy award-winning and multi-platinum R&B singer/songwriter. On “My Boo,” they are reviving the ’90s classic jam and recently viral song by Ghost Town DJs of the same name. Blush makes the vocals feel effortlessly fun and inviting, and her pitched-up falsetto floats gracefully above rapid fire piano keys, kinetic drums, frenetic melodic progressions, thudding kicks, and an uplifting energy that leans into sped up and hard dance influences graciously. Softest Hard continues on her run with award winning talent, previously enlisting three Grammy holders with Stacy Barthe, Kali Uchis, and T-Pain, respectively.
SUBTRONICS ANNOUNCES SHOW AT PHOENIX RACEWAY SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
Subtronics is bringing his live show to Phoenix for one night only in support of his latest album, ANTIFRACTALS, the follow-up to his debut album, FRACTALS featuring VIP versions from himself and remixes from the likes of Virtual Riot, Peekaboo, Wooli, A Hundred Drums, and more. Co-produced by Relentless Beats, Live Nation, and Insomniac’s Bassrush, the show will bring a new state-of-the-art audio/visual experience to Phoenix Raceway.
Sunnsetter- The best that I can be.
Sunnsetter — the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording engineer + Zoon/OMBIIGIZI collaborator Andrew McLeod — announces a brand new LP entitled The best that I can be., due March 31 via Paper Bag Records.
As a follow-up to the record’s first single, “Float in Circles,” today also sees the release of the second, “Always Talk, Never Speak.”
Sun Room- Kaden’s Van
Clocking in at a little over two and a half minutes, Sun Room put their modern spin on the theme to a 1960s beach party film with today’s release of “Kaden’s Van” – Stream. A rebellious, guitar-driven anthem for pushing aside your worries and responsibilities while with friends, the track has a finger on the pulse of the skate and surf culture the band was molded by. Bringing their global buzz back home, Sun Room will celebrate the release of their new single with a show tonight at San Diego’s infamous SOMA.
SXM Festival returns from March 8-12, 2023 for a musical and cultural experience like no other. It is the only festival in the world that takes over an entire island – the Caribbean gem of Saint Martin | Sint Maarten – and is the ultimate destination experience. Prepare for a week of world-class electronic music immersed in stylish, sumptuous, and often surreal locations dotted around this idyllic island. Beach, villa, and boat parties, hilltop sunrise sessions and peak-time boho parties are all featured alongside French style champagne sipping afternoons by the pool, incredible food, boat activities, and culturally diverse explorations. Define your own unique adventure and rest assured that every day will be different – one never to forget.
New York City’s premier underground event promoters Teksupport unveiled their New York Fashion Week programming, highlighting some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno talent, along with a special performance by fashion-icon and DJ Honey Dijon.
February 9th: Black Lotus with Damian Lazarus, Guy Gerber, and Mita Gami at Capitale
February 10th: Bedouin at The Glass House
February 10th: Senza Fine with Carlita, Seth Troxler, Ahmed Spins, HVOB at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn
February 11th: Honey Dijon +more TBA at The Glass House
February 13th: Diplo at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn
The Clamor- Cardiac Soundtrack, Turning Toy
Punk outfit and brainchild of Aaron Louis The Clamor announce their upcoming self-titled album with the release of double singles “Cardiac Sountrack” and “Turing Toy”.
The Reds, Pinks & Purples- Life In The Void
Music toys with time. Or, maybe songs reflect back that time is always toying with us. The world of a song takes hold of us like an eternity to be lost in, with its repetitions and variations, but ultimately, as with everything else, it has a start and then ends. And there’s no place to lose time like San Francisco, where there are no seasons and all the seasons occur within one day; where the fog takes the space where your plans might have been; where there’s insane wealth all around and everyone you know and love is hanging on at the periphery and making art on any given Tuesday night. About Glenn Donaldson’s new record, The Town That Cursed Your Name, he says, “I realized as I was piecing it together that it’s a song cycle about trying to live while also feeling called to make music.” It’s a double life when it works and a deeper doubleness to mirror the Gemini nature of songs themselves. The Town That Cursed Your Name contemplates this problem with wryness, generosity, and the micro- and macroscopic realness Donaldson is known and loved for.
TikTok, the powerhouse global entertainment platform, has announced the Australian launch of SoundOn at Laneway Festival in Sydney. An integrated platform for music marketing and distribution, SoundOn is designed to empower new and undiscovered artists, helping them develop and build their careers. Free to join, SoundOn also enables artists to grow their fanbases, harness their creative voice and have their music heard worldwide.
SoundOn is a valuable partner for artists and musicians, not only does it pay 100% of royalties to music creators in the first year, it also offers a range of promotional tools, and help and advice from a dedicated locally based SoundOn team made up of a roster of Australian music industry veterans from a variety of fields, as well as TikTok music experts.
Artists wanting to register to SoundOn can do so through: us.soundon.global or soundon.global.
Trippie Redd- Mansion Musik
Multi-platinum hip-hop heavyweight, Trippie Redd, continues his reign with the first week debut of his mixtape Mansion Musik. The fan-focused surprise drop made a statement, coming in at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums Chart and #2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. It also debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Chart marking Trippie’s seventh consecutive Top 5 debut on the list. Additionally, the project saw 7 songs debut on the US Spotify Chart bringing Trippie’s total career entries to 143 songs – the 6th most of any artist.
Vallis Alps- On The Eve Of The Rush
Vallis Alps, the transatlantic project of Parissa Tosif and David Ansari, today share an uplifting remix of their latest single, ‘On The Eve Of The Rush [134bpm VIP]‘, on the heels of their upcoming sold out Australian tour.
wes mills- grand slam
Orange County-based producer and songwriter, wes mills, is excited to share his new single, “grand slam,” which will be included on his upcoming debut EP ‘nintendo 64.’ Known for blending UK Garage and Pop Dance to create emotionally charged music, wes mills continues to impress with this new single, following the success of his previous release “nintendo 64.”