January 28th Weekly Roundup Feature

Happy January 28th! How is it the end of January already? Wasn’t it just New Year’s last week? Dang. Shocking!!! Keep it tuned into The Festival Voice!


DESTRUCTO & DJ Glen- Distorted Reality

Things aren’t always as they seem. Entering 2022, American electronic music producer, DJ and tastemaker DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) reminds us with his latest single with DJ Glen, “Distorted Reality.” The single is out today (January 28) on DESTRUCTO’s label ALL MY FRIENDS Music.
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Bristol-based duo Tom and Ian Griffiths, a.k.a Icarus, are back on Anjunadeep with the new single ‘Only’.

The pair made their long-awaited return to the label last April with ‘Moment In Time’, a single that perfectly encapsulated their distinctive brand of emotive and melodic house. ‘Only’ sees Tom and Ian produce a wistful, piano-infused offering, with a two-step groove firmly rooted in UK dance music.

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Astralwerks/Virgin Records

Topic & Robin Schulz & Nico Santos- For An Angel

Chart-topping German-Croatian DJ/producer Topic, house legend Robin Schulz and German singer-songwriter Nico Santos team up to bring a poignant update of the anthemic Paul van Dyk trance hit “For An Angel” to a new generation. Releasing via Astralwerks on Fri. Jan 28th in the U.S., “In Your Arms (For An Angel)” is centered around the beautiful piano riff from van Dyk’s all-time dance classic. A mellow, deep house groove underpins Santos’ yearning vocals alongside soft chords and warm bass tones. It’s joyous and melancholic and infectious all at once. Voted the #1 DJ in the World twice and nominated for a GRAMMY® Award, van Dyk is one of the pioneers of the trance sound and “For An Angel” was his breakout hit in the golden age of the genre.

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Banzai Records

Henry Fong- Back To Me

Highly-renowned maestro Henry Fong and established creative force ALRT return to the release radar with ‘Back To Me’, marking their first release of the year. The energetically sweeping endeavour follows Fong’s recent remix of Will Sparks’ ‘Patience’ with Kayla Rose and accompanies the start of Fong’s ‘Back To Me’ tour, with 13 dates announced and more to come. The collaboration also directly follows ALRT’s latest track with Adventure Club ‘Away From Myself’. Starting their year of releases with a bang, ‘Back To Me’ is now available to listen to across all streaming platforms.

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01.28 – Parq – San Diego, CA

01.29 – Exchange – Los Angeles, CA

02.04 – Sky SLC – Salt Lake City, UT

02.11 – Stadium Social – Cincinnati, OH

02.12 – Azul – Cincinnati, OH

02.18 – The Pool After Dark – Atlantic City, NJ

02.19 – Mission – New York, NY

02.25 – The Ark at Eden Downtown – Tampa, FL
02.26 – Virgin Hotels Nashville Rooftop – Nashville, TN

03.25 – Summit – Austin, TX

Big Loud Rock

Levi Evans- Numbers

Singer-songwriter Levi Evans is excited to present the music video for “Numbers,” the Los Angeles-based musician’s brand new single out today. Conceptually developed with frequent collaborator, artist Garrett Gloom, and shot by local musician and videographer Zoo Deville, the video for “Numbers” was filmed in Malibu and provides commentary on the inescapable reality of social media’s significance and the ramifications it has on self worth. Of the video, Evans says: “The figures featured here represent haunting thoughts and the erosion of self esteem.” 

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Circus Records

Conrank- 21 Madness (Serial Killaz & Jam Thieves Remix)

The original jungle remixers, Serial Killaz blazed a trail remixing the likes of Rebel MC / Congo Natty, Wayne Marshall, Damian Marley and now Ward 21. Jam Thieves has been setting the world on fire with a string of releases on Playaz, Hospital, V Recordings and countless other big hitters in the drum and bass scene. With strong support from titans DJ Hazard, DJ Hype and Randall, he’s connecting the old school with the new and we want a piece of the action! They’ll be showcasing this remix in their fire live sets very soon, with international dates locked in well into ’22.

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To sum it up, American Trap producer XAVAGE has been doing things differently. The Southern California producer is making impressions throughout the trap and bass community by delivering energetic production that calls to the genre’s golden years fused with humming, modern hip-hop influences. At the top of 2022, he’s reinvigorating his innovative intentions with a full EP via Circus Records. The project is led by a collaborative single ft. Milwaukee rapper The Oshi, “Hot,” out January 25, 2022.

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Crosstown Records

Satori- Lalai

Maktub-head Satori makes a welcome return to Crosstown Rebels in January, teaming up with Ariana Vafadari on “Lalai.” Inspired by the concept of letting go, the track acts as the latest precursor to his much-anticipated 2022 album.

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Different Recordings

Claptone- Queen of Ice (Pet Shop Boys Remix)

Pet Shop Boys today release their remix of DJ and Producer Claptone’s ‘Queen of Ice’, taken from his latest studio album “Closer”.

Continuing the run of outstanding album collaborations and the final single to be released, ‘Queen of Ice’ is another example of the mysterious International DJ and producer Claptone showcasing his exploration of house with a pop flavor. 

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Nadeem Din-Gabisi- Holy Wata

Nadeem Din-Gabisi’s music radiates a potent and un-rescinded energy.

Its message, immersed within a cocktail of grime, hip-hop, highlife and jazz – akin to punk in its fervent cries, charged lyrics and refusal to subscribe to any particular lane – deftly takes the listener through his personal journey, examining moments of trauma and happiness in childhood. It uses those moments as a diving board to explore mental health issues and coping mechanisms of many young black men, born in inner and outer London.  It questions and attempts to answer why some of these men swim, why some sink and why some others don’t enter the POOL.

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Mz Worthy- Love & Give

The producer/DJ formerly known as Worthy today releases the single ‘Love & Give’ and reveals the new era of her career attaching ‘Mz’ to her name. Out now via Dirtybird, the bouncy, euphoric spin on traditional house marks a major moment for the artist as she embarks on the long awaited next chapter of her life.

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Drama Club Recordings

Point.Black- Hoodlum EP

Belgian dubstep stalwart Point.Blank returns to the release radar yet again this year with his 3-track EP, ‘Hoodlum’, in addition to ‘Move Back’ a ceaselessly relentless dubstep collaboration with U.K. dubstep legend DirtySnatcha. The established musicians’ latest original productions directly follow up Point.Blank’s 3-track ‘9MM’ EP from the beginning of January, in addition to a hefty slew of critically acclaimed 2021 singles such as his remix of Jessica Audifried and Artix!’s ‘Trippin’, ‘Bullet Hole’ from his ‘Dark Matter’ EP, and ‘What You Need’ with Artix!, to name a few. It also directly follows DirtySnatcha’s ‘Keep Moving’, released earlier in the year. Out now, the ‘Hoodlum’ EP and ‘Move Back’ are available to listen to across all streaming platforms.

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Ed Banger/ Because Music

Breakbot & Irfane- Remedy 

Remedy comes with a fantastically futuristic video, featuring cartoon Breakbot and Irfane traversing across the animated universe in search of “the remedy” and the solution to all of life’s problems. The video is a continuation of Breakbot’s biggest hit to date – Baby I’m Yours (over 300 million streams and counting) – another joyful animated experience. Animated videos have become a hallmark of every Breakbot release, a fitting visual accompaniment to his feel-good production.

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Electric Hawk

Mirror Maze- Reflect EP

Mirror Maze (Isaac DiGiovanni) has been catching the attention of the experimental underground bass world with a myriad of dubplates in the arsenal of touring acts. After premiering an all-original audio-visual experience on Electric Hawk’s Harmony Virtual Festival, Mirror Maze has since impressed the likes of many fans, artists, and outlets like Electric Hawk to see what his next key move will be. Sitting on various collabs with the likes of VCTRE, Sumthin Sumthin, Saka, Player Dave, Vide, Abelation, and more, his forthcoming debut EP ‘Reflect’ only scratches the surface of what’s to come.

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Embassy One

WhoMadeWho- Silence and Secrets (Adriatique Remix)

Out now, the epic seven-minute cut sees production partners Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer breathe a pulsating energy into the haunting original, imparting an impressive tapestry of analog instrumentation, driving bass and dynamic production techniques to the third album single of WhoMadeWho’s eagerly awaited seventh long player. Toying with melody, texture and tonality across the entirety of the remix, Adriatiques’s work honours the raw emotional quality for which the duo have become famed, cultivating a euphoric sonic palate that captivates from the off. Cavernous atmospheres and swelling tones meet majestic synth leads and drawn out breakdowns, bringing this standout piece of vocal dance music into a new and truly imaginative light.

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Everything Will Be Okay

Franz Matthews- The Question (feat. Jonathan Lehmann) Music Video

Berlin based Franco / German producer, DJ, instrumentalist, HIFI/LOFI Records and MOWD Studio head, Franz Matthews, brings a new collaborative release with renowned happiness coach Jonathan Lehmann.
The pair have combined practices of guided meditation through narration and music as one, to bring us ’The Question’. Arriving first as a music video directed by Adrian Nehm, in a monochrome black & white visual, he sets out to capture the diversity of the Berlin club scene. Nehm portrays 25 individuals being guided in experiencing themselves and their environment throughout the present moment, with each protagonist left free to perform their own unique way of being.

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Future Classic

Hayden James- Hold Tight

Today, Sydney’s triple-platinum producer Hayden James announces his forthcoming sophomore album, LIFTED, to be released on April 8 via Future Classic. Accompanying the news, the house-connoisseur shared his first single of 2022, “Hold Tight”.

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Gravitas Recordings

Somatoast- Creation is Creation

Somatoast’s upcoming album Creation is Creation coming out on February 25th. Preceding that album will be two singles. The namesake of the album, Creation is Creation is a jazzy approach into the essence of this album. Featuring expansive atmospheres partnered with piano riffs and inspiring lyrics, Creation is Creation dives deep into exploration of the universe that resides all around us.
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Insomniac Records

Biscits- Locco

From the onset, “Locco” takes its cues from sun-kissed climes through a flavorsome concoction composed of crisp claps, steady shakers, warm nylon-string guitar strums, and a looped Spanish refrain that is steeped in overt intimacy. Once its seductive charm pushes past the threshold, an eruption of buoyant basslines and naughty horn riffs proceed to hit the sweet spot atop a bed of snappy percussive patterns. With an exotic vibrancy sitting at the heart of this certifiable hip-mover, Biscits has shown he’s nailed down the recipe for all manner of delectable dancefloor-focused records.

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Intercession Records

KOWZ- Intercession Records

Burgeoning French duo KOWZ have been making waves in the bass music scene since their debut in 2019. Gearing up for their biggest year yet, KOWZ reveal their most riveting project with the release of the hard-hitting ‘SEVEN’ EP. The seven-track compilation highlights the pair’s studio precision and sets them up for domination in the coming year. Out now via Intercession Records, ‘SEVEN’ is available across streaming platforms. 

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Liberate Vol. 1

MeSo, the industry serial entrepreneur, has been hard at work with his next big project, JIYU. After coming off the huge announcement of Muze Talent, MeSo is diving head first into his next venture, a brand new label. There are no genre formulas for this new venture, it’s mission is to encourage artists to push boundaries in sound, and inspire one another artistically. This fifteen track compilation features the likes of MeSo, Blurrd Vzn, Salty, Super Future, FRQ NCY, Shanghai Doom, SAGZ, and more. The compilation encompasses a variety of sounds and genres that will only be fully understood upon diving precipitously into this massive collection of work.

“Liberate, Deliver, Extricate.”

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Kuukou Records

Siminia Grigoriu- Rooftop Ballerina / Pirouette 

Riding high off the back of one of her most prolific years in the studio to date, internationally celebrated techno sensation Simina Grigoriu steamrollers into 2022 with continued vigour, as she unveils her next huge extended player, Rooftop Ballerina / Pirouette.

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Mavic Music

Barbuto- Techno Colour Dreams EP

Back in his native Australia for the first time in over two decades following a twenty-five-year stint living in the USA, Antipodean producer, DJ and label boss Barbuto is a man on a mission. Boasting a slew of hugely successful releases on the likes of Octopus Recordings, Tronic, Phobiq, Unity, OFF Recordings, Transmit Recordings and his own Mavic Music imprint over the past few years, the Sydney-born talent now looks to grab 2022 by the horns as he unveils his latest musical offering, Techno Colour Dreams.

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MorFlow Records

Wolf-e-Wolf- Dream System EP

Following the massive success of Mersiv’s Pretty Dark Loud, MorFlo Records is helping pioneer Freeform Bass music into the future by putting on innovative electronic artists from around the country. For its latest release, the imprint has teamed up with Arkansas-based producer, Wolf-e-Wolf, and his cutting-edge, three track EP, Dream System.

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OddKidOut & Marlhy- Bittersweet

LA-based instrumental producer and renowned finger drummer OddKidOut made his Monstercat debut today, with actor-singer Marlhy on their cutting-edge new single, “BITTERSWEET.” Mirroring the delicate balance of pretty and evil, “BITTERSWEET” eloquently combines Marlhy’s silky vocals with gritty basses and synths. The first of more records to come, this next chapter is a testament to OddKidOut’s finely tuned production stylings, as “BITTERSWEET” conjures the perfect fusion of dark trap beats and bright future bass melodies. 

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Lumynesynth- Unfinished

Spending over a decade establishing his unparalleled legacy on Monstercat Silk, Qatari producer A.M.R returned to the label today, teaming up with singer-songwriter Lumynesynth for their new single, “Unfinished.” Pivoting from organic house and leaning into lo-fi elements, A.M.R tried something different on the record, striking a beautiful balance between comforting vocals and crisp production. “Unfinished” tugs at the heartstrings within seconds of the twinkling chords and subtle spinning of an old film reel, creating a palpable sense of nostalgia. 

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Naked Records

SPORTS- Damn, I’m Tired

Indie-pop duo Sports, the brainchild of musicians Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot, are excited to announce the FridayFebruary 11 release of Get A Good Look, the Oklahoma-based group’s 13-track offering that blurs the lines between synth-pop, indie-funk and psych-rock (pre-save the album HERE). Their elaborate, mind-expanding arrangements are warm and enveloping, creating a world where David Bowie, The Beach Boys and The Clash all collide. After numerous singles, Sports are now presenting a new and complete album that Chronister calls “a mirror.”

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Planet E Communications

DJ Minx- Do It All Night EP (Honey Dijon & Carl Craig Remixes)

First-Lady of Detroit and longtime member of the Planet E Communications family DJ Minx continues the label’s thirty year anniversary celebration with her ‘Do It All Night’ EP, out on 12” and digital platforms January 28. The EP features a peak time remix from the stratospheric talent Honey Dijon alongside a C2 edit from Carl Craig himself, a powerful package from some of global clubland’s most revered names.

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Blinders – RAV APPEAL (EP)

After a long silence, Blinders is back with a bang: a 6 track strong EP: RAV APPEAL. Dropping tracks and hints over the past week already, ‘Lost Control’ is the fourth single that comes with the release of the full EP. Previous releases ‘Pressure (Wanna Feel Good)’, ‘Body Burner’ and ‘Blind Love’ can also be found on the EP, alongside two other brand new tracks. 

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Zonderling – Ondertitel (EP)

In a world where genres and rule books aren’t part of the plan, you’ll find the Dutch duo Zonderling, consisting of producer Martijn van Sonderen and DJ Jaap de Vries. Today, they present their brand new EP ‘Ondertitel’ on STMPD RCRDS. 

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Stylus Records/Ignition Records

Stereophonics- Forever

Stereophonics today unveil their new single “Forever”— the third installment from their forthcoming album Oochya!, out on FridayMarch 4 via Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order HERE. “Forever” follows the previously released “Hanging On Your Hinges“ and “Do Ya Feel My Love?“, which has now received over two million streams across all platforms.

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Three Six Zero Recordings/Sony Music

Subjective- Dark

Production duo SUBJECTIVE, made up of legendary DJ and producer GOLDIE and revered engineer and producer JAMES DAVIDSON, release brand new single ‘DARK feat. GREENTEA PENG’. The track is taken from their their upcoming brand new album ‘THE START OF NO REGRET’ which drops MAY 20TH on Three Six Zero Recordings/Sony Music.

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Ultra Records

Party Favor & K. Flay- Superhuman

Ultra Records celebrates the arrival of “Superhuman,” a song by Party Favor and K.Flay. The title of the track refers to humans with enhanced characteristics that go beyond what is naturally found in us. Here alt-rock has its moment. This radio-ready jam incorporates catchy guitar riffs, steady kickdrums and a thumping bassline, showing off fresh aspects of Party Favor’s obvious versatility and featuring the always enticing stylings of singer and multi-instrumentalist K.Flay.

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