Hey everyone! Happy January 15th! It’s been a crazy week of releases here as The Festival Voice is back in full swing!! Here’s a list of the hottest releases this week!
Dominik Eulberg- Schwarzhalstaucher
Schwarzhalstaucher which translates as “Black-necked grebe” is the next offering from Eulberg’s new album which pays homage to the beauty and diversity of birds. Through Dominik’s studies, he notes that “the grebe with the bright red eyes often builds floating nests in colonies, which it attaches to water plants. Here it is safe from hydrophobic nest predators such as foxes or wildcats”, a story which is brought to life via director and animator Swen Jaton’s accompanying music video.
All Day I Dream
A Winter Sampler IV Compilation
All Day I Dream is ready for a triumphant return in 2022 with the latest edition of its Winter Sampler series. A Winter Sampler IV features tracks from Tim Green, Sébastien Léger, LEGATO, Öona Dahl and more, and conveys the imprints ability to fuse thoughtful sonics and melodic production intended to transcend dance floors moments to something more.
ReauBeau- My Way
Combien Mile Records
Omar Basaad- MINDCATION
Omar Basaad returns to the release radar with his much-anticipated 17-track full-length album ‘MINDCATION’. The renowned DJ/producer’s latest serves as his first sonic offering of 2022, and directly follows up hit singles such as 2020’s ‘Contra el Mundo’ featuring Baad Bad and ‘Without You’. Out now via the stalwart’s very-own Coexist Records, ‘MINDCATION’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Marbs- Minds on The Run (Oscar L. Made Remix)
The New Year is an enchanting time to set intentions and manifest prosperity for the year to follow. With that in mind, Desert Hearts Black is ready to welcome in 2022 with a renewed aim in delivering techno and house music for its international audience. For its first release of ‘22, label boss Marbs kicks things off with his new EP, Minds on the Run, featuring an uncanny remix from none other than Oscar L. Made throughout 2021, Minds on the Run (out today) was written for the return of live music and as a reflection of the collective experience of the pandemic.
Green Matter- Speakers Knocking Remixes
Green Matter, also known as Anita Rojo, has been taking the Colorado area by storm from supporting bass music heavy-weights like Bear Grillz, Zomboy, Riot Ten, Figure, Megalodon, Jantsen, Wakaan, illGates and more. Now her latest EP ‘Speakers Knockin’ gets a modern spin from blossoming dubstep acts and friends. The 5-track remix pack offers a fresh take on a project that is a testament to the nostalgic and classic sound of bass music from many years ago from artists such as Yewz, Z-Dougie, Solfire, Feelmonger, and SO LXVELY.
Equal Vision Records
All Get Out- DFR & Feeling Well
Equal Vision Records and South Carolina-based indie-rock quartet All Get Out are excited to release “Feeling Well” and “DFR,” the band’s first brand new songs since 2018’s No Bouquet. Somewhat intertwined songs that reflect the memories and experiences associated with small town living, “Feeling Well” and “DFR” are songs that show off two different sides to All Get Out. The former is a song that swells from a simple, solitary guitar chug into a quasi-orchestral crescendo of frustration, uncertainty and doubt with frontman Nathan Hussey proclaiming, as the song slows down again at the end, “I don’t feel right about it now.” It’s a lyric that also begins, and is later repeated in, “DFR,” a beautiful song about nervous youthful abandon that transports you back into a past that, even if you didn’t specifically experience, you know all about.
Stream DFR HERE
Stream Feeling Well HERE
POPOF- Serenity Remix
French techno titan POPOF celebrates the milestone one-hundredth release of his beloved FORM Music imprint in January 2022, as he enlists a selection of his all-time favourite producers to provide their own inimitable interpretations of his iconic 2009 hit record, Serenity. Remixes are available from Booka Shade, NTO, Vitalic, ATOEM, OXIA, and Pig&Dan.
Glass Petals- Leave Your Mind Behind
“Leave Your Mind Behind” combines classic old school rave with polished club flair. Drawing inspiration from the sounds of the underground, Glass Petals pays thoughtful homage to house music’s roots, all while adding their own unique touch. The pair delivers a sweltering four-on-the-floor feat, masterfully combining its driving synth patterns with hypnotic vocal chops. A sonic work displaying a true iron-clad grasp on the club sounds of the now, “Leave Your Mind Behind” is Glass Petals’ exciting first offering of 2022.
After accumulating 300k SoundCloud streams in 2017, 22 year old JohnnyBand$ of Stamford, CT ends his 4-year solo hiatus with the upcoming release of the self-produced “Londyn” LP.
Dedicated to his recently-born child of the same name, “Londyn” is a pain-fueled journey through Johnny’s psyche; chronicling the emotional struggle of impending fatherhood while coping with the loss of loved ones.
Michelle Sparks- Yakuza
Following one of her most successful years in the studio to date, internationally celebrated US techno sensation Michelle Sparks steamrollers into the New Year as she unveils her next huge release on the one and only Octopus Recordings with Yakuza.
Tube & Berger x Chris Luno- Daily Twist
Devising a laidback sonic arrangement with deep guitar licks, soaring vocals and intricate percussion, ‘Daily Twist’ floats across different textures and heights to achieve a blissful melodic atmosphere. Radiating a hedonistic energy through the combination of lyrics and instrumentals, this cut serves as Tube & Berger’s label debut, and Chris Luno’s highly anticipated return to the imprint.
A Will Away- I’ve Got A Five
A Will Away usher in the new year with the new single “I’ve Got A Five”, the latest song from their forthcoming LP Stew, due out next month on February 18th via Rude Records. The song tackles “musings on the breakdown of interpersonal relationships,” explains the band. “As both parties grow ever more frustrated and hurt, someone inevitably starts keeping score. Eventually the whole thing becomes more about winning some unspoken wager rather than mending what’s broken.” The sweetly somber track builds to a rumble and then resolves again in a pattern on the back of math rock inspired rhythms. Earlier singles have already won attention from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, The Alternative, and Spotify and Apple Music’s “All New Rock” and “New In Rock” playlists respectively.
Sander van Doorn x SELVA x Macon – Raindrops (feat. Chacel)
The track immediately kicks off with a pulsating bass, paired flawlessly alongside a rising tension that builds upon itself with each passing second. A catchy beat is quickly introduced into the space, providing a much-welcomed four-on-the-floor rhythm and flowing vocal cut. The pace begins to slow as atmospherically entrancing production elements are infused, placing a central focus on the emotionally-charged lyricism. A buildup ensues, and is unleashed in full force with a hefty slew of hard-hitting bass drops. Throughout the endeavor, one can clearly hear each artist’s unique sound, a harmonious blend of Sander van Doorn, SELVA, Macon, and Chacel’s distinct musical artistry.
TV Noise – Astral
After almost two years of hibernation, TV Noise is back! Kicking off 2022 with their signature sound, ‘Astral’, sounds stronger than ever, getting back into the true TV Noise sound that has been missed dearly over the past two years. Waiting to bring back their club bangers, they start 2022 with high energy only and we can’t think of a better way to wake up out of hibernation than with ‘Astral’.
Future Class & ARNEEW – Give Me
Future Class is back with his second original track on STMPD RCRDS and chose to team up with his friend ARNEEW this time. ‘Give Me’ brings a more advanced sound to the signature Future Class, with strong Bass and Tech House influences. Inheriting everything that’s good about both styles, they were inspired by some of STMPD’s finest including Bleu Clair, LOOPERS and Bart B More.
Excision has just released his 5th album, Onyx, this past week! Check out all of the awesome wubs and get your headbanging on with this new 17 track album. He sure has got the headbanging community up in a frenzy with this new release. And this release is just in time to grab your Lost Lands 2022 tickets, out January 21st.
Martin Jensen x Cheat Codes x Theresa Rex- running
Producer/DJ, Martin Jensen, kicks off 2022 with new collaboration “Running” alongside Los Angeles-based electronic trio Cheat Codes and Danish singer Theresa Rex. The single is the follow-up to Martin Jensen and Theresa Rex’s hit “Solo Dance.”
The musical synergy from the collective artists on the collaboration is palpable as “Running” ignites into a primed dancefloor player. Addictive and memorable, thanks to warm piano tones and Theresa Rex’s vocal, which is snappy and is striking from the first listen.
Xtra Mile Recordings
Frank Turner- A Wave Across the Bay
Frank Turner’s flair for crafting confessional yet life-affirming songs from challenging emotions has been on top form with his recent singles “Haven’t Been Doing So Well” and “Miranda.” While he has excelled at writing about his own experiences, his new single, “A Wave Across A Bay,“ is a much heavier responsibility as Turner pays tribute to his late friend Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit.