January 22nd Weekly Roundup Feature
Hey hey, festie fam! We’re back with another edition of our weekly roundup feature, where we feature the best in music news and releases. Check back in with us next week.
For the 2022 Vol 2. Print Magazine, MP3 hosted a cover vote with fans, who ultimately chose Colorado Bass producer/designer, Of The Trees. Of The Trees made waves in 2022 — rolling out his new Memory Palace label, playing Electric Forest and Bonnaroo, as well as the biggest headline dates of his career. MP3 is excited to have his story showcased in the second edition print alongside 35 other iconic artists who made an impact around the festival world.
MP3 MAG is bridging the gap between fans and these experiences by fostering community, amplifying exclusive news and stories, and documenting these stories and the culture for generations to pass down.
2DEEP- KPASA feat. Drty Tropix
The Ecuadorian/Colombian DJ and Producer 2DEEP releases his newest beat “KPASA” featuring Drty Tropix, alongside an official visualizer. The incomparable DJ/Producer, who is signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak en Fuego, is back with a Latin House fusion in collaboration with the up-and-coming duo Drty Tropix. Together these brilliant innovative minds create this unequaled EDM track fusing both of their unmatched talents. “KPASA,” is now available on all streaming platforms.
ALO- Hot Damn
Marking a full circle moment and kicking off a very special 25th anniversary, California rock band ALO announce their first full-length studio LP in eight years and ninth overall studio release, Silver Saturdays due out March 3, including a limited run of vinyl, via Brushfire Records and available for pre-order now. Alongside the announcement, the band shares the first taste of the forthcoming project with lighthearted track and video “Hot Damn” out everywhere now. Plus, ALO will hit the road this spring on the Tour d’Amour XVI around the Western U.S. with support from Rainbow Girls on several dates, and other dates featuring Hot Buttered Rum, ORGŌNE, Ron Artis II and The Moore Brothers. Tickets are on sale now.
Andrew Broder- These Seas
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 — shares his brand new solo LP entitled The Show Original Soundtrack on February 3 (via Lex Records).
In anticipation of the upcoming record release, today, Broder shares a stunning music video for the LP’s newest single, “These Seas,” choreographed, directed, and created by Holly Blakey (Florence & The Machine, MØ, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci). The track itself (out on DSPs this Friday) features Broder’s collaborations with serpentwithfeet and Blonde Redhead‘s Kazu Makino.
Asy Saaverda- Masterpiece
Swedish-American musician and composer Asy Saavedra is pleased to present her debut solo single “Masterpiece” and its accompanying video. The video, which was directed by Louise de Nexon, premiered today at Wonderland Magazine and features several looks from the fashion designer Sho Konishi. Asy says, “I am a huge fan and have been obsessed with Sho’s work for a while. We ended up using several pieces in the music video including the android look, which has been worn by Beyonce, Dove Cameron, etc. There was an amazing piece that Sho had designed for Paris Hilton but she never ended up wearing it, so I got to wear it in the video. Sho’s designs brought the music video to another level and it was amazing to be able to premiere some of their outfits.”
Atsuko Chiba- Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing
On January 20, Montreal-based psychedelic rock outfit Atsuko Chiba share their new album, Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing, via Mothland. Groovy, psychedelic, droney, and hypnotic, Atsuko Chiba’s latest offering leads listeners down a path of epic sprawling soundscapes.
Begonia- Married By Elvis
Begonia—the solo project of alt-pop Canadian artist Alexa Dirks—unveils a new song, “Married By Elvis,” alongside a video directed by Ryan Steel; listen HERE and watch HERE. The track is taken from her second studio album, Powder Blue, set for release on February 24 via Birthday Cake Records; pre-save/pre-order HERE.
Björk- ovule feat. Shygirl (Sega Bodega Remix)
Björk used her passionate single “ovule” to explore the fragility and uniqueness of love in all its complex forms. Now, Sega Bodega, known for his glitchy, industrial-inspired sounds and big, cinematic floor-fillers, has drawn out the track’s tension and reflected its delicate beauty. The remix reaches further heights with epic additional vocals by rising star Shygirl.
Carlita and Teksupport
Carlita and Teksupport have announced the complete lineup for the third edition of the multisensory party concept, Senza Fine, returning to NYFW on February 10th, 2023. Held at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn which boasts 360-degree projection technology, Senza Fine Vol III: Chromatica will host world-class musical selectors curated by co-founders Carlita and DJ Tennis, set to the backdrop of an immersive digital art canvas.
Caroline Rose- Miami
Eclectic songwriter Caroline Rose announces The Art of Forgetting, their new album out March 24th on New West Records, and presents a new single/video, ‘Miami‘.
Castor & Pollux- Mike Tyson
Hip-Hop acts Fat Westbrook and Cedric St. Louis have joined forces to collaborate on an upcoming joint EP called Castor + Pollux, due out in March 2023. The duo’s latest single “Mike Tyson” (out January 20th) is a Hip-Hop/Rap song that’s been in the works since early 2020, and has been a fan favorite at the group’s live performances. Farrell (Fat Westbrook) and Cedric both are confident and cocky all while keeping it fun and lightweight. “Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee – once you’re done with the song you won’t know what hit you.” -Farrell and Cedric
Chris Garneau- Overexposure
The notes of a warm, rumbling Wurlitzer open “Overexposure,” the new single from Brooklyn-based enigmatic singer-songwriter Chris Garneau, while his lush and burning vocal leads us through a story of love and loss, fueled by a dense swarm of crackling synthesizers, crystalline piano, and a blooming gospel chorale. The gradual, multi-layered build-up explodes with soulful swells throughout this penetrating new track.
Citadelle – Deeper
Citadelle continues to unveil its dark and intriguing universe on STMPD RCRDS with their new track ‘Deeper’. With warm synths surrounding their signature bass, the duo delivers a catchy melodic house track that’s perfect for late night drives. The combination of the deep bass, synths, and powerful arpeggios, transports you to a world of unstoppable energy and pulsating rhythms, that’s perfect for clubs.
Citadelle: ‘’’Deeper’ sounds like a combination of our various influences like Rufus du Sol or Swedish House Mafia. The track was created around the idea of the arpeggio that led us to build excitement for the track and inspired us to add depth and complexity for the rest of the track by combining melodic, moving elements and the warm voice of Gyo Kretz.’’
CloudNone and Direct- Bring Me Back
Colorado-based producer CloudNone and Ohio-based producer Direct team up once again to release their new single “Bring Me Back.” After achieving millions of streams and a synch deal (Margarita – Forza Horizon 5) with their previous collaboration, the duo continues to push the boundaries of their unique blend of house and electronic music. Inspired by Nero-esque 2012 rhythmic basses and UK garage, “Bring Me Back” is a mesmerizing and powerful addition to their growing catalog.
Collapsing Scenery- Gold Rush
Collapsing Scenery will return with their new album A Desert Called Peace (pre-order). The upcoming release follows the band’s acclaimed album Stress Positions and the Acid Casual EP which was released year.
Today the band is sharing “Gold Rush” the first single to be released from A Desert Called Peace. The song debuted today at Post-Punk and can be shared now on all streaming platforms. On the song the band says, “‘Gold Rush’ approaches the climate and biodiversity crises with gimlet eyed nihilism. It’s a cri de coeur of apocalyptic joy, borne of hopelessness.”
Dada Life & DEXTER KING- Take Me Into Space
Sensational dance duo Dada Life made their Monstercat debut today, joining forces with Chinese electronic prodigy DEXTER KING for their anticipated collaborative single, “Take Me Into Space.” Marking the first release for Dada Life outside of their own imprint since launching in 2021, the record sees DEXTER KING step into uncharted territory beyond his signature melodic soundscapes. Injected with heavy future rave stylings blending adrenaline-pumping buildups and tech-house driven kicks, “Take Me Into Space” shows a darker side to the trio. While Dada Life rarely team up with other artists on their releases, the synergy with DEXTER KING was undeniable, making for a dynamic start to 2023.
Dave Hause- Hazard Lights
Blood Harmony Records, Soundly Music and acclaimed Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce the Friday, April 28 release of Drive It Like It’s Stolen, Hause’s sixth full-length solo album (pre-order/pre-save HERE). Produced by Will Hoge, Drive It Like It’s Stolen features 10 songs that overflow with Hause’s trademark urgency and passion, shimmering with a truth that reflects the harsh realities of life as well the intermittent jolts of joy that punctuate it. Earnest and heartfelt, raw and real as anything he’s ever written before, there’s also a subtle yet significant difference on this LP — here, Hause delves into a more fictional type of storytelling to create what he terms “post-apocalyptic Americana.” Leading the collection is the breezy “Hazard Lights.”
Deeper Purpose- Shake It
World renowned house label Defected is heading for a full takeover of Leeds for the first time in five years. On Coronation Bank Holiday Sunday, May 7th, key label associates and friends Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Low Steppa, Sam Divine, Arielle Free and Rio Tashan will line-up at the all new Canvas Yard, a major event space with out-of-this-world production that will make for a true celebration of all things house. Head to https://www.canvasyard.co.uk/
DJ Hanzel- anti everything
anti everything, the new album from the ubiquitous yet ever-elusive superstar DJ Hanzel, is out now—get it here. Additionally, a new track, “Pull Up,” debuts today—watch the visualizer here.
Epic Pool Parties
Epic Pool Parties are an essential part of any Miami Music Week experience and they are back with a bang from March 22 – March 26, 2023. Playing the super five day series at South Beach’s luxury hotel The Sagamore will be familiar friends and influential brands Defected, DJ Mag and Nick Warren’s The Soundgarden with more to come. Tickets for all parties are now on sale from www.theepicpoolparty.com where you can choose a five day pass with re-entry permitted and come and go as you please, or a single day ticket.
International DJ/ Producer/ Singer Folamour releases today “Freedom”, his new track out now on Columbia France / Ultra US.
“Freedom”, like a deep voice entering your head, like a catchy ear-worm. An ode to free from the norm for a deep dive into the sub-cultures of the 90s. Multi-instrumentalist Folamour pushes the boundaries of his creativity on this track, where House and Hip-Hop intertwine, and that he has composed, written and toplined.
Manchester-based artist Frameworks has announced his upcoming album Reflections is slated for release on Friday, April 14. Ahead of the album release, Frameworks continues his hot streak with the new album single “Circles.”
Grant Summerland- Real Boy
A return after three years of silence, Grant Summerland’s Unnatural History EP, the second release from the California musician, marks a reintroduction to the Grant Summerland project. Written and performed entirely by Grant and recorded in Portland with newcomer producer Joel Lane, the 5-track project pays homage to the past 30 years of indie rock and punk music. Influences range from artists such as Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, and IDLES to artists such as Cymbals Eat Guitars, Weezer, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena. A combination of anthems and introspective ballads, the EP seeks to build and expand on key themes seen in Grant’s debut 2020 release Bigfoot Museum – namely growing up in the contemporary world and facing the passage of time head on. This EP comes as Grant, along with his Portland, OR based live band Grant & The Summerlands, aims to take the next step on their musical journey by expanding their live show repertoire with a DIY west coast scheduled for Spring 2023.
Holdfast.- Everything Wrong
Windsor, CO-based alt-rock band Holdfast. are excited to present the music video for their new single, “Everything Wrong.” A hopeful anthem, the song’s fast-paced verses describe a lonely character who struggles to lift themselves up. The band takes a 180 turn into the chorus, with a halftime pop groove anchored around the character revealing their true feelings: “I feel like I’ve done everything wrong, now I’m giving it all.” The band’s message can be summed up in the post-chorus line: “There’s something in a song that helps me get along.”
Watch the music video for “Everything Wrong” on YouTube HERE and stream the track on Spotify HERE.
Human Potential- Hoosi, No!
Hoosi, No! is the fifth release by Human Potential, the solo designation of Andrew Becker – an award-winning filmmaker and former drummer for Dischord Records band, Medications and Brooklyn baubles, Screens.
Hunter Daily- Skeleton Key
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Hunter Daily shares a live video performance of her single “Skeleton Key,” the newest of three videos in a series entitled the Canyon Sessions. Earlier this month, she shared a live video performance of her debut single, “Die In LA.”
hurt season- afraid to love
hurt season (fka HRT SZN) has returned with a new era kicked off with recent singles “darkstar,” “datreesh,” “worship,” and “tint,” and “feel sum’n.”
Now, hurt season shares his newest track and first single of 2023, “afraid to love,” alongside an accompanying music video. The track covers the complicated emotions surrounding the end of a relationship.
informal.- stayin’ up (forever)
On January 20th, 2023, informal. releases his first track of the year “stayin’ up (forever).” Pushing boundaries has become the norm for informal., and “stayin’ up (forever)” is no exception. The high-energy electro house tune showcases a complex blend of production methods. The track features a variety of sampling techniques to create unique rhythms and even a change of key halfway through. The four-on-the-floor drums get you moving while the sample chops, gritty synth bass and ever-changing arrangements keep you wondering what’s next.
Jane.- Beach Inside
LA-based alternative singer-songwriter Jane., shares serene single “Beach Inside” out everywhere now, along with an accompanying visualizer, ahead of his forthcoming dreamy EP Celeste, due out March 31 and available for pre-order now via Good News Only. After a string of dates supporting singer-songwriter Suki Waterhouse on tour and playing in Waterhouse’s live band across the Western U.S., Jane. will complete the tour tonight in Salt Lake City, UT with tickets available via janenoise.com.
Jenny O.- You Are Loved Eternally
On February 24, Los Angeles-based songwriter Jenny O. will release her highly anticipated album Spectra via Mama Bird Recording Co. (pre-order). The album is the follow up to Jenny O.’s 2020 release New Truth.
Now Jenny O. is pleased to share “You Are Loved Eternally,” the latest single from Spectra. The song and lyric video, which was created and edited by Jenny O., debuted today at Under The Radar and can also be shared at YouTube. It will be on all streaming services on Tuesday (pre-save). The track follows the albums’ singles “There Is A Club” and “Solitary Girl,” “The Natural World” and “Prism”.
Julian Jordan – The Bass (Pretty Pink Remix)
Reworking Julian Jordan’s, The Bass, Pretty Pink has put her own signature on Jordan’s banger for her first appearance on STMPD RCRDS. She is among today’s fastest rising Progressive & Melodic House Techno DJs in the world, and probably the most recognized female DJ in this genre across Europe. Known for her unique talent of smoothly melting techno rhythms with classic progressive tunes, this remix is no other. It also comes as no surprise that she gets high praise by an ever-growing number of electronic music aficionados.
Julia Wolf- Hot Killer
Following the release of her full-length album Good Thing We Stayed (BMG), indie-pop darling Julia Wolf made her TV debut last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden performing her hit single, “Hot Killer.”
Kasablanca- Am I Dreaming?
khai dreams- panic attack
Oregon’s own khai dreams shares ‘panic attack‘ the third offering from their debut album Absolute Heartbreak, due next Friday, January 27th via AWAL Recordings. Inspired by country and folk, the new single infuses khai‘s intimate lyrics about the overwhelming feeling of a panic attack with soothing guitar plucks and upbeat strums.
Kota Banks- GIRLS WORLD!
Eora / Sydney-based powerhouse vocalist Kota Banks today returns with her latest cut of new music, titled ‘GIRLS WORLD!’ out via her label home on NLV Records.
Koven- Get Through
Monstercat’s beloved cinematic bass outfit Koven returned today with their candid new single, “Get Through.” Featured on their anticipated ‘Higher Ground (Part 2)’ EP coming March 2nd, the track is a beautiful balance of Katie’s powerhouse vocals and Max’s polished sound design. The emotive instrumentation in the delicate strings and guitar plucks is juxtaposed by the emphatic breaks and poignant lyricism, shining a light on Koven’s impressive artistry.
Lastlings- Holding Me Like Water
Japanese-Australian sibling electronic duo Lastlings release their new single ‘Holding Me Like Water’, out now on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records.
LVNDR.SOUND- Lights Out
Newly-minted, genre-bending outfit LVNDR.SOUND is making its mark on the Denver music scene. Composed of Sunsquabi bassist Josh Fairman, keyboardist/sound design virtuoso Geoff Bremer and multi-instrumentalist Jay.Greens, the electronic trio blends future bass, electro-soul, house, and nu-age funk to create dynamic soundscapes that pay homage to their city’s multifaceted cultural roots.
After releasing their first three singles “Nebula,” “Virtual One” (with Eric “Benny” Bloom), “Signal” (with Adam Deitch), and “Echoes” via Jay.Greens’ own genre-crossing label Perception Records, LVNDR.SOUND now unveils “Lights Out” as the final single from their forthcoming LP, Lavender, out Thursday, February 9.
Macklemore & DJ Premier- HEROES
Multi-diamond certified, GRAMMY Award® winning artist Macklemore has paired up with legendary American record producer DJ Premier for his latest offering; ‘HEROES,’ the fourth track to be revealed from his highly anticipated studio album, BEN, scheduled for global release on March 3, 2023 – Pre-order/add/save HERE.
Madison Cunningham- Hospital
Last night, acclaimed artist Madison Cunningham performed her song “Hospital” featuring singer/songwriter/producer Remi Wolf on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Watch/share the performance HERE. Fans can stayed tuned for a collaboration from the pair coming soon.
Maggie Lindemann Tour
Following the release of her debut album SUCKERPUNCH, and sold-out, headline shows in New York City and Los Angeles, Maggie Lindemann has announced her first headline tour. Maggie’s 2023 tour will see her make her way through the U.S., UK and Australia, performing at Slam Dunk Fest, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, and supporting Machine Gun Kelly for a special evening in Berlin.
Manic Focus- You Do You
Denver-based producer Manic Focus has many tricks up his sleeve. As a trained magician and seasoned electronic music veteran, the artist has learned how to execute seemingly impossible acts, translating his sleight-of-hand wizardry into vibrant, genre-defying soundscapes.
Listeners can get their first taste of Never Not Blue with the album’s lead single, “You Do You,” an epic bass-infused cut that introduces this new Manic Focus era in explosive fashion. Melding blues melodies with hip-hop beats and dubstep wubs, “You Do You” showcases Manic Focus’ endlessly versatile skillset.
Mary Droppinz- NYC
Mary Droppinz is quickly becoming a regular face on Altered States and she’s back today with an all new dance tune, “NYC.” The track combines funky house music with old school hip-hop sound and record scratching – truly encompassing the sounds of New York City.
Mazare & Josh Rubin- Stay
Mazare and Josh Rubin release their new single “Stay” on Lost In Dreams Records.
Miya Folick- Get Out Of My House
Vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick confirms her new album, Roach, is slated for release on May 26 via Nettwerk. Today, a new single, “Get Out Of My House,” debuts alongside a visualizer by Noah Kentis.
Moby & Gaidaa- transit
always centered at night returns with its first 2023 release, transit, ft. Moby and rising Dutch-Sudanese singer Gaidaa. Tipped by Crack and COLORS, Gaidaa’s rich and distinctive vocals weave elegantly with the soulful piano-led orchestral trip-hop arrangement from Moby.
Modera feat. Lewyn (Paradoks Remix)
Seattle-based production duo Modera have been on a rapid rise since embarking on their musical journey in late 2020. On a mission to combine orchestral scores with melodic house, the duo make their stunning Purified Records debut with Between The Lines Feat. Lewyn, featuring an official remix by label regular Paradoks.
Moksi feat. ANIELA – Runnin
Moksi is bang with a bang that goes by the name of ‘Runnin’. Two years in the making, this song contains the full width of Moksi’s musical spectrum: melodic, tough and energy driven. Creating a big song for his live set it’s a combination of epic vocals from the super talented Swedish singer-songwriter Aniela, while still maintaining the iconic Moksi edge. ‘Runnin’ is a true display of Moksi’s versatility.
Morgan Page & Skyler Grey
Internationally acclaimed DJ/producer Morgan Page teams up with fellow US, five-time Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey for what can be considered an exciting milestone in their respective careers. ‘Partly Cloudy’ sees Page rework Grey’s infamous song “Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Tears” into a warm, melancholic piece of progressive house. Together with the emotionally driven vocals, the song is highlighted by swirling chords and punchy beats, shifting tempo from melodramatic moods to sweet, uplifting drops. What a fusion of two creative music forces, causing a burst of energy for any given dance floor – watch those reports, as it’s “Partly Cloudy” now on Spinnin’ Records.
Natalie Shay- The Edge
North London indie-pop singer-songwriter Natalie Shay returns with a new single entitled “The Edge,” out today via all DSPs. The track is about the painful breakdown and complete blow up of Shay’s friendship with her best friend. The songwriter confides, “This is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever released, and as the feelings are still very raw, I’m hoping to find closure in this.”
Nikki Lane Tour
Nashville vocalist and songwriter Nikki Lane confirms the second leg of her Denim & Diamonds Tour with headline shows in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and more as well as festival appearances at Stagecoach and Two Step Inn—see below for full routing. Tickets for the tour go on-sale this Friday, January 20 at 10am local time—full details can be found here.
Nitro Fun & 3DI- Find Me
Experience the thrill of Nitro Fun and 3DI’s new House single, “Find Me.” Filled with ominous vocals, driving basslines, and plenty of ear-pleasing treats, this track will transport you into a world of haunted beats and spine-tingling intensity.
Nytrix- Traces Of You
Indie electronic trio Occurrence recently announced their fourth album: Slow Violence, slated for release on April 7th, 2023. With the album announcement, the group shared the lead single “Heels Over Head,” a jubilant electro-pop anthem. Now, the group is back with their second single and accompanying music video “Fudge” – out today.
Pioneering alternative rock band Pavement, who defined the indie and slacker-rock sound of the 1990s, will make their Iceland debut from Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Reykjavik’s Eldborg Hall at Harpa.
Three-day and single-day tickets on sale now at www.pavementiniceland.com
Perry Wayne- Rise of the Enterprise
Phyphr- Still Turnin’
Guitarist/producer Phyphr is one of Denver’s most hotly-tipped talents, making waves with his electro-soul stylings and funky, electronic songwriting.
Now, Phyphr releases “Still Turnin’,” a bouncy homage to the glory of used record stores and finding musical gems in their dusty bins. Spangled with vintage samples, record scratches, futuristic synths, and original vocals from Phyphr, “Still Turnin’” is a shape-shifting soundscape of freewheeling verve.
Pontifexx – Love & War
Always in the pursuit of touching people’s hearts through his music, Pontifexx is back with ‘Love & War’. His brand new single speaks to the reality of anyone who has ever loved and dealt with the intensity of all the emotions that this brings. Pontifexx received the original vocal not long ago and after finding Tym, the current vocalist on the track, everything started to flow. Finishing up the track in just a couple of weeks it is now ready to reach people from all over the world.
POSH SWAT- MORE WILL BE REVEALED
POSH SWAT, a new project helmed by John Dwyer (OSEES), Ryan Sawyer, and Andres Renteria, shared their new single “MORE WILL BE REVEALED.” Ahead of the release of their forthcoming debut LP, POSH SWAT (due February 17 via Rock Is Hell Records), the trio also released a double A-Side track titled “DUNGEON CRAWLER / BUG CITY” via Stereogum earlier this month.
Experiential marketing/event-production company Ideasion is revving up towards the second edition of RETROSPEKT – their quarterly live event series that champions women, people of color, and LGBTQUIA+ people in the arts. The sophomore edition of RETROSPEKT will return to Ground Level Studios in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, February 25.
Rivo- Break You Down
Rising star producer & DJ Rivo has unveiled his new track ‘Break You Down’ featuring American singer Scarlett via Wagram International. The official music video will be released on February 1st, presenting a globally acclaimed and multi-awarded short film by director Arthur Chays under a new musical prism.
Scenarios- Side By Side
Riding high off the back of a hugely prolific inaugural year – a year which saw no less than four critically acclaimed label releases and hugely successful debut showcase events in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Lisbon – internationally celebrated record label and artist collective Scenarios steamrollers into 2023 with continued vigour, with the unveiling of its next huge single Side By Side.
Since JulEYE- The Dawn Of Since
The Denver music scene is a tight-knit community, and the hotly-tipped trip-hop duo Since JulEYE reflect that camaraderie. Shattering genre confines with their uniquely-blended sonic stylings, Since JulEYE was born out of shared musical tastes and Denver’s warm, inclusive artistic identity.
Now, Since JulEYE is revving up towards their debut album, The Dawn Of Since, a full-length project that promises to showcase its artists’ singularly aligned musical intuition.
SOHMI- Only One
Korean-American dance music sensation SOHMI releases her new single, ‘Only One’ on Permission / Thrive Music.
Continuing to hone her unique ‘minimal pop-tech’ sound and multidimensional skills as a singer, songwriter, and producer, ‘Only One’ is a tantalizing addition to SOHMI’s growing catalog. Through dreamy tones and effervescent pop accents, SOHMI crafts a mesmerizing soundscape that makes one forget the urge to pin things down within the typical boundaries of genre. Steadily grooving basslines, sultry vocals, and fluttering melodies, ‘Only One’ is an intoxicating breath of fresh air. ‘Only One’ serves as the second single off SOHMI’s upcoming Recital EP, due out early 2023, following her breakout hit ‘Somebody’.
SOEL- Shadows That We Cast EP
Following the critically acclaimed release of his two-part Ghasia EP on Bedrock back 2021 – a record which enjoyed hefty support from John Digweed across his gigs in Mexico and South America that same year – hotly-tipped, Milan-born producer SOEL now returns to the esteemed British imprint for his eagerly-anticipated first release of 2023, with Shadows That We Cast EP.
Soho Garden Dubai
Dubai’s Soho Garden Meydan got off to a flying start in 2023 with standout sets from Marco Carola, Konstantin Sibold and Jamie Jones. The unmissable headliners continue in the coming weeks with Paco Osuna, Echonomist, All Day I Dream, OSTIL, Joseph Capriati and INNELLEA amongst more all set to play before the end of February. Head to www.sohogardenpalm.com for details.
Starya- I’ll Believe
Mystical multi-hyphenate Starya shines her light in her hypnotic single “I’ll Believe” from her upcoming debut EP Find The Key. The DJ, producer, vocalist, and songwriter beams herself into the collective consciousness with a controlled sound that draws from bloghaus-era electro and industrial acid techno.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Tour
St. Paul & The Broken Bones add new dates to their 2023 North American headline tour today. The new shows will bring the much-lauded eight piece—led by Paul Janeway—to Macon, Georgia’s Ha
May 21—Greenville, SC—Peace Pavilion
May 23—Augusta, GA—Miller Theatre
May 25—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
SXMPRA- GOD MODE
Produced by close friend and collaborator Dozy Doe, “GOD MODE” marks the beginning of SXMPRA’s entrance to the new year. The ominous track is full of blitzering bass lines and pounding 808s. Blending gritty underground rap and hardcore nu-metal, SXMPRA’s prolific phonk identity is heard through a series of dizzying raps, fast and furious flows, and raw and unspoken storytelling. While his identity has been shrouded in mystery since emerging in 2018, cult-favorite New Zealand-based phonk rapper SXMPRA has become a fast force in the underground rap world. The release arrives as SXMPRA continues to turn heads with over 4 million monthly Spotify listeners.
“Chariot,” the new single from SYML—the solo project of singer, songwriter and producer Brian Fennell—debuts today—listen here. The track is taken from SYML’s forthcoming album, The Day My Father Died, set for release February 3 on Nettwerk—pre-save/pre-
New York City’s premier underground event promoters Teksupport announced an exclusive partnership with one of the world’s most forward thinking immersive venues, ArtsDistrict Brooklyn.
Since opening in Summer 2022 last year the 25,000 square feet ArtsDistrict Brooklyn has provided a canvas for sensory exploration, forward-thinking creativity, and inventive experiential curation. Formerly the House of Vans skatepark, the reclaimed events space bridges its industrial roots with cutting-edge innovation, boasting state-of-the-art 360 degree projection, a revolving stage, and world class audiovisual technology. Overlooking the East River, the expansive indoor and outdoor space provides unbeatable Manhattan skyline views.
Joined by respected local businesses Baba’s Place (4/5 Stars, Good Food Guide; FBi SMAC Award Best Eats winner), Pepito’s (“A rollicking, next-gen Peruvian tavern full of fun-loving Inner West spirit”, Time Out), and Grumpy Donuts (“Drive past on any given day and you’ll see a line snaking from its serving window”, Broadsheet), providing catering by way of rakija and tonics, ceviche sandwiches, pisco snow cones, mojito specials and more.
KITCHEN DWELLERS ON TOUR
Jan 17-18 @ Knotty Pine | Victor, ID
Jan 20-21 @ Great Northern Bar & Grill | Whitefish, MT
Feb 3-4 @ The Elm | Bozeman, MT*
Feb 7 @ The Knitting Factory | Boise, ID*
Feb 9 @ Wild Buffalo | Bellingham, WA*
Feb 10 @ Neumos | Seattle, WA*
Feb 11 @ Aladdin Theater | Portland, OR*
Feb 14 @ The Domino Room | Bend, OR*
Feb 15 @ Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, NV*
Feb 16 @ Felton Music Hall | Felton, CA*
Feb 17 @ The Independent | San Francisco, CA*
Feb 18 @ Pappy + Harriet’s | Pioneertown, CA*
Feb 19 @ Belly Up Tavern | Solana Beach, CA*
Mar 3-5 @ WinterWonderGrass | Steamboat Springs, CO
Mar 24-26 @ The Caverns | Pelham, TN
April 12 @ Raccoon Motel | Davenport, IA^
April 13 @ The Bottleneck | Lawrence, KS^
April 14 @ George’s Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville, AR^
April 15 @ Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO^
April 18 @ Duling Hall | Jackson, MS^
April 19 @ Saturn | Birmingham, AL^
April 20 @ Barrelhouse Ballroom | Chattanooga, TN^
April 21 @ Headliners Music Hall | Louisville, KY^
April 22 @ The Basement East | Nashville, TN^
April 27 @ The Met | Pawtucket, RI^
April 29 @ The Hamilton Live | Washington, DC^
April 30 @ Buffalo Iron Works | Buffalo, NY^
May 2 @ The Magic Bag | Ferndale, MI^
May 3 @ Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN^
May 4 @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe | Kalamazoo, MI^
May 5 @ Chop Shop | Chicago, IL^
May 6 @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee, WI^
May 25-28 @ DelFest | Cumberland, MD
May 25-28 @ Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival | Martinsville, VA
June 16-17 @ Northlands Music & Arts Festival | Swanzey, NH
June 21-24 @ ROMP Festival | Owensboro, KY
June 22-24 @ Blue Ox Music Festival | Eau Claire, WI
June 29-July 1 @ Resonance Festival | Garrettsville, OH
July 14-16 @ Under the Big Sky Festival | Whitefish, MT
* w/ Lindsay Lou
^ w/ Sicard Hollow
The Reds, Pinks & Purples announces its first east coast tour ever as a band, with dates supporting Dan Bejar’s Destroyer in May. The band’s most recent releases are the Dust In The Path of Love EP and last year’s They Only Wanted Your Soul mini LP on Slumberland.
Thu 2/16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
Thu 5/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
Fri 5/5 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Sat 5/6 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle #
Sun 5/7 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall #
Mon 5/8 – Baltimore, MA – Ottobar #
Tue 5/9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom #
Thu 5/11 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #
Fri 5/12 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios #
* = w/ Rex, Chime School
# = w/ Destroyer (solo)
Trippie Redd- Mansion Musik
Amassing over 30 billion streams to date, multi-platinum hip-hop heavyweight Trippie Redd surprises fans with the arrival of Mansion Musik.
On January 27, triton., the musical project of San Diego-based artist Scott Murphy, will release Sundown in Oaktown (pre-order). Today triton. is pleased to share “alcatraz_” the final pre-release single from the forthcoming album. The song, which features Geoff Rickly (Thursday, No Devotion) and Tim Payne (LS Dunes, Thursday) debuted today at No Echo and will be on all streaming platforms on Friday for any playlist shares. The track follows the album’s pre-release tracks “orchids” “_EMBRKDRO_ ” and “bougainvillea” which are available now on digital streaming services.
Valy Mo- Jugar/Perreo
Making his long awaited return to BIJOU’s Do Not Duplicate Recordings, Valy Mo returns to the release radar with his atmospheric ‘Jugar/Perreo’ EP. Hitting the ground running in 2023, Valy Mo’s 2-track EP features two brand new collaborations, ‘Jugar’ with Southern California-based talent Hypedelic and ‘Perreo’ with Spanish DJ and producer HEMIS. At the apex of the three artists’ beloved sound, the stunning EP features a blend of each producer’s signature sonic elements and all the best house music has to offer. Serving as both Valy Mo and DND Recs first official release of the year, the enthralling 2-track ‘Jugar/Perreo’ EP is due for release January 20 via Do Not Duplicate Recordings.
Yung Skrrt- McDonalds (Barclay Crenshaw, Eprom Remix)
Barclay Crenshaw and Eprom have released official remixes of Yung Skrrt’s ‘McDonalds’, out now via Dirtybird Records.
After discovering the fast food themed hip-hop track on Bandcamp, Barclay Crenshaw and Eprom each crafted remixes befitting their DJ sets. Wrapping the Yung Skrrt original in wobbling basslines and gritty synths, Barclay Crenshaw brings ‘McDonalds’ to the dark side with his remix. Twisting with layers of distortion, Barclay Crenshaw’s remix is a heavy companion to the acidic remix delivered by Eprom. Vibrating with offbeat percussion and wonky, experimental tones, Eprom transforms ‘McDonalds’ into a glitchy underground deep cut. Together, Barclay Crenshaw and Eprom’s spirited new interpretations celebrate the outlandish, oddball lyricism that is ‘McDonalds’.