July is just flying by! Here are the hottest tracks of the week, out now on July 16th!
Flourish- Everything About You
Following his debut single, ‘Time Stops’ Flourish aka Michael Keefe provides the follow up with sun-drenched electro-disco track, ‘Everything About You’ out now via ADA Music. Since making his first steps into the music industry, the rising star has received support from Wonderland Music as well as BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders for his outer worldly funk led first single. He now returns with his second single and continues to demonstrate his abundance of talent and passion for the music he creates.
Above & Beyond- Every Little Beat and Sweetest Heart (Khen and Shai T Remix)
Out today, July 15, Khen and Shai T deliver the sixth & seventh singles from ‘The Deep Mixes’ compilation.
Trance Wax- Eve 808 State Remix
Paul Kalkbrenner- Si Soy Fuego
‘Si Soy Fuego’ is a percussive cut that Kalkbrenner centers around a Spanish language vocal that he discovered among “a pile of demo recordings”. It’s a buoyant message encapsulating Paul’s enthusiasm for live music’s return, a sentiment mirrored in the accompanying video, shot at this past weekend’s 20th anniversary edition of Exit Festival in Serbia.
HANS GÖRAN- Limoncello
Lucas Nord has been a busy man as of late, releasing music under the names of three different aliases (Hans Göran, Moodshift, and his own moniker), all while continuing to produce for other artists. Serving as his house-leaning side project, Hans Göran has allowed Nord to delve deeper into the feel-good realm, producing an array of summertime tracks built for warm weather listening. Out today via Nord’s Bisous imprint, ‘LIMONCELLO’ features Nord’s good friend and fellow collaborator, flyckt, and is the perfect musical accompaniment to your next outdoor gathering.
Conrank- Watch Us Fly
Yawdel- Soul Curation EP
Lauran Hibberd- Bleugh Music Video
Powering towards the emerging indie elite amidst an explosive slacker-pop ascent, UK artist Lauran Hibberd shares the music video for her ambitious new effort “Bleugh,” the latest reveal from the musician’s forthcoming Goober EP out Friday, July 30 (pre-order). Produced by Suzy Shinn (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, YAK), “Bleugh” splices together English spoken word, Hibberd’s trademark vocal and a Weezer-esque anthem that details the attempt to break a toxic cycle. Watch the music video for “Bleugh” directed by Steve Glashier on YouTube HERE.
Fat Wreck Chords
Joey Cape- Saturday Night Fever
Fat Wreck Chords and singer-songwriter Joey Cape, frontman of iconic punk band Lagwagon, are excited to release “Saturday Night Fever,” the second single to be lifted from the Friday, August 13 release of his brand new solo LP, A Good Year To Forget (pre-order). A forlorn-yet-somehow-uplifting track, “Saturday Night Fever” is yet another reflective song on an album that was written during a year that saw Cape lose his father, separate from his wife of 20 years, contract COVID, and move back in with his parents as a result of a livelihood lost. A Good Year To Forget is a warm and beautiful record that encapsulates all the trials and tribulations over those challenging 12 months.
Yousef & The Angel – Float Away (Camelphat Remix)
Following the release of Yousef’s ‘Float Away’ remake on esteemed label FFRR, he invites Grammy-Nominated artists Camelphat for remix duties. Widely regarded as one of the biggest tunes on the underground dance music scene at the time, ‘Float Away’ left its mark on a generation of clubbers. Released today, Camelphat alongside Yousef bring the influential track screaming into the new decade.
Future Classic/Glassnote Records
Flight Facilities- The Ghost (Honey Dijon, Mousse T, Gerd Janson, ABSOLUTE Remix Package)
Australian producer duo and live act Flight Facilities return with a loaded remix package of their two most recent releases, ‘The Ghost’ and ‘Lights Up ft. Channel Tres’. The remix package sees five unique voices from the global electronic music scene put their own spins on the originals.
Josh Teed- The Journey East
“Silk Road” traverses rhythmic environments with its worldly and organic elegance with the help of Lil Fish. Josh Teed pairs up with MORiLLO and Brad Hester with “Crescent Bounce”, an exploration through sound with the tracks genre-bending deep dub soundscapes featuring in-your-face lyricism and flowing instrumentals. “Vibration” comes onto the album with an experimental flair, bathed in bouncy and slicing bass. Josh Teed recruits Skysia for “Introspection”, inhabiting an intricate and emotive spirit with a touch of meditative calm. “Steady Steppin” invites Bastion onto the EP with its adventurous, island expression; immersed in steel drums and celebratory euphoria. Lowcation joins for “Circle of Life”, employing a spiritual escape with an adventurous finesse that basks in rhythmic bass and collaborative prosperity. “Alive” closes the EP with dreamy and melodic vibrations with a concluding collaborator, just john. Emotive vocal swells add a layer of diverse musical territories, entrancing the listener to the very end.
Intro to Music Theory- First Inversion
Innovative Hainan, China-based duo Intro To Music Theory are back with ‘First Inversion’, the multifaceted DJ/production pair’s debut album. It follows up ‘The California Almond’, their first lead single released ahead of the LP late last month, as well as their debut EP ‘Toot the Bad Horn’ from earlier in the year. Out now on HMP Records, ‘First Inversion’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Close to Monday- Time Ron Flatter Remix
Emerging European Synthpop band Close To Monday have been breezing through career milestones at breakneck speed since their inception as a collective in 2020. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Interference’, with the inclusion of vocalist Any, the eclectic outfit return to the release radar to share a remix of the LP’s star track ‘Time’, courtesy of established German producer Ron Flatter. ‘Time’, the remix, is now available on all streaming platforms.
Last Night On Earth
Spencer Brown- Silver Linings EP
bad tuner- Relationship Is
Brooklyn-based producer and multi-instrumentalist bad tuner returns today to deliver his latest single ‘Relationship Is’, off upcoming EP, ‘self-care’’ on LG105, the new electronic division of Virgin Records UK. Inspired by the Mandinka vocal sample at the core of the track, the record spreads a message of positivity that hopes to encapsulate the passion of the singer, Marietou Kouyate, allowing bad tuner’s chopped and modulated piano chords to reflect her energy and showcase her confident and optimistic spirit.
Forma- Hollow EP
A stunningly crafted four-part package, replete with hypnotic modular soundscapes, ethereal toplines and succulent analogue experimentation, Hollow EP is the first extended body of work to be released from the Buenos Aires-based duo, and comes complete with a brace of eclectic remixes from esteemed house producers Nandu and Santiago Garcia.
CloudNone- Last Train Home EP
Since making his anonymous debut in 2018, CloudNone has firmly established himself as a tastemaker in the electronic music space. Thanks to his eclectic production style, CloudNone has received support from artists such as Tiësto, Oliver Heldens, Don Diablo, and more. Having just provided support alongside 3LAU at ILLENIUM’s record-breaking Trilogy shows, CloudNone has positioned himself for a massive year, with ‘Last Train Home’ setting the bar high.
OBLVYN hails from Edmonton and broke onto the music scene in 2018. Since, she’s carved a niche following with her melodic soundscapes, powerful instrumentation. Influenced by artists like Haywyre, Seven Lions, Virtual Riot, and Zedd, her live keyboard performances have set her apart from others in the genre.
Vintage & Morelli and Arielle Maren- The Light Album
Paul Oakenfold & Aloe Blacc- I’m In Love
Renowned producer/composer/DJ/ Paul Oakenfold has just announced that his fourth studio album Shine On will be released in its entirety on July 30th. The 16-track album showcases the producer’s latest projects, including massive collaborations with Baby E and Eve, Luis Fonsi, Azealia Banks, Rico Love, CeeLo Green, and the newly released single “I’m In Love” featuring Aloe Blacc.
Reprise/ Warner Records
RÜFÜS DU SOL- Alive
Seeking Blue Records
Vanic- I’m Yours
Reemerging to the world of touring, Vanic has announced his 11-date ‘Here & Now Tour,’ slated for the tail-end of Summer and this Fall. The talent will be hitting the road, showcasing his greatest musical offerings throughout 11 different cities. Alongside the momentous news, the Canadian producer is continuing his upcoming full-length album rollout with his fourth lead single ‘I’m Yours.’ This time around, he’s teamed up with San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Sylvie Cox, whose talented vocals bring an energetic and emotionally driven atmosphere to the single. The latest release directly follows Vanic’s collaborative lead singles, ‘PTLD,’ ‘Earn It,’ and ‘Run’ released earlier this year. Out now via Seeking Blue Records, ‘I’m Yours’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Sony Music Canada
Famba- Games We Play feat. Brando & MKLA
Electronic DJ, producer, and artist FAMBA defines his signature dance sound with his latest musical collaboration, “Games We Play,” released today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Featuring Brando (the other half of the Diamond-certified hit track “Body” by Loud Luxury) and Toronto’s very own singer-songwriter, MKLA.
Sony Music Japan
YOASOBI ‘Yasashii Suisei [Comet]’ (Half an Orange Remix)
SONY Music Japan’s newly-rebranded Sakura Chill Beats YouTube channel returns to the release radar this month with a new propelling remix. This time around, featuring a new rework of another YOASOBI track, ‘Yasashii Suisei (Comet)’, courtesy of esteemed Ohio-based DJ/production duo Half an Orange. The tune is most well-known as being the ending theme song to season two of hit Netflix anime series Beastars. It directly follows up previous remixes of My Hero Academia, Naruto, and Boruto themes from RetroVision, Slushii, Corsak, James Landino, and Tokyo Machine, and is available now to stream via the updated channel.
Stil Vor Talent
Oliver Koletzki- Made of Wood LP
On ‘Made of Wood’, his ninth full-length album since 2007, Oliver Koletzki embodies the seasoned craftsman, carving out his deeply personal sonic sculptures with a confident, learned hand, while experimenting with a broad range of thrilling ideas and fresh textures. The result is an organically flowing, yet decisively shaped work of art, that naturally concludes a trilogy of albums Koletzki embarked on releasing with ‘The Arc of Tension’ and followed with ‘Fire in the Jungle’.
Malarkey- Top Floor
Following the success of Miss Me, his collaboration with NUZB in March, MALARKEY wanted to bring another vibey, futuristic sounding banger to everyone for his first solo release on STMPD RCRDS. ‘Top Floor’ has hints of R&B influences in the breaks, with a really smooth vocal, but still brings MALARKEY’s signature sound in the drop. The inspiration behind the track was to create something that was quite visual, especially with the lyrics. MALARKEY: ‘’Inspiration wise, this was definitely a track that I definitely wanted to put my stamp on, but also make something that was quite visual. The lyrical content of Top Floor evoked a lot visually for me, so I wanted to have that gracefulness matched in the breaks too. Definitely one of my favourite tracks I’ve made this year for sure!’’
Benny Benassi, Felix da Housecat, & Miggedy- Berlin Sanfrandisco
Grammy Award winning producer Benny Benassi collaborates with Detroit born Chicago bred-DJ and Producer Felix da Housecat and house music royalty Miggedy on the brand new club ready ‘Berlin Sanfrandisco’.
A homage to the welcome return of Berlin clubland and San Francisco’s Nightlife, “Berlin Sanfrandisco” released globally on Ultra Music is forged from commanding, playfully dark electro and an excess of each artist’s personality. An exciting lockdown-collaboration packed with respect and inspiration for each other’s own signature sounds.
Robin M- Ho’omaka Ana
“The aim for ULU is for every release to be inspired from different countries around the world, be that with an African vocal, hang drum or Sarangi, while still driven by drums and interesting melodies” – Robin M
London based DJ, producer Robin M has carved out a name as an underground one to watch through a flurry of recent releases showcasing his Afro, Deep, Tech and Tribal sounds. He now turns his output into newly formed label ULU which will feature its debut EP ‘Ho’omaka Ana’ and ‘Spirit Of Sarangi’.
Young Art Records
Biicla- Outside EP
Russian producer Biicla has picked up a lot of buzz in dance music circles of late, winning over fans with his refreshingly unique production that blends elements of various genres of electronic music. Today, Biicla has dropped his latest project – the Outside EP – a 4-track extended play that draws on influences from house, future bass, and hip-hop.