Hey hey! It’s July 17th! Our next few roundups will be late as I will be out of the country. TFV will release the roundup upon my return!
CloZee – Skylight
French multi-talented artist and Odyzey Music label head CloZee releases her new single ‘Skylight’. Arriving with an official music video, ‘Skylight’ serves as the third and final single off her forthcoming album, Microworlds.
Cour T. – 2D5
Brazilian wunderkind Cour T. releases ‘2D5’, the second single off his forthcoming debut album Brain Deals out this fall via Dirtybird Records.
A riveting five-minute house cut, ‘2D5’ picks up where ‘TRiiiBAILE’ left off, transitioning through tribal percussion and rhythmic vocal chops on an unparalleled sonic adventure. Rolling with wonky synth melodies and bouncy basslines, ‘2D5’ keeps listeners on edge with its persuasive patterns and hypnotic tones. The latest in Cour. T’s string of Dirtybird releases, the young producer continues to bring something new to the iconic house and techno brand. An exemplary second single off his upcoming debut album, ‘2D5’ is an immersive original capturing the exotic flair of his Brazilian upbringing and the Dirtybird ethos.
EXIT Festival, one of the most renowned music events in Europe returned this weekend with over 200,000 people attending. The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Skrillex, Eric Prydz and Alesso all headlined this week with support from key dance acts like Hot Since 82, Ben UFO, Keinemusik and Mind Against.
The Dance Arena, for the past two decades has been proclaimed as one of the best electronic music stages internationally held an all women line up for the first time on the Thursday with Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Tijana T, Mija, and Lanna.
Homemade Spaceship – Electric Indigo
As a DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Homemade Spaceship has spent the last decade making an indelible mark on the Denver bass music scene. The Chicago-bred producer’s astral-inspired sonics and electro-soul performance style – which incorporate both the electric guitar and flute – has led to collaborations with soulful bass queen Maddy O’Neal and saxophone-wielding artist SoDown, in addition to taking the stage at festivals like Sonic Bloom and Electric Forest.
Now, listeners can get their first taste of the LP with lead single “Electric Indigo” – a spacey, vivacious track that catapults listeners into an otherworldly realm with its thumping, scintillating bass notes. Serving as the beginning of an intergalactic space expedition, this single represents a spaceship’s blast-off before making its way out of the Earth’s atmosphere, reminding listeners that, as Homemade Spaceship frequently states, “the only way to go is forward.”
HoneyLuv & Will Clarke – Move Your Body feat. Moxie Knox
Rising underground icon HoneyLuv and house staple Will Clarke release their new collaboration ‘Move Your Body’ featuring Moxie Knox out now.
Traversing house, techno and the Atlantic Ocean, collaborations rarely come as potent as Will Clarke and HoneyLuv’s ‘Move Your Body’. The two artists combine with NYC-born rising star Moxie Knox, who lends her sassy vocals. Tinged with the flirtatious energy threaded throughout HoneyLuv’s catalog, ‘Move Your Body’ zippers with rippling basslines and groovy melodies that will instantly have its listeners moving. A dancefloor attraction, ‘Move Your Body’ is primed to be one of the hottest house tracks of the summer.
JADED – Mirror
London-based duo JADED returns to Diplo’s tastemaking house/techno hub Higher Ground to deliver a beaming, brass-laden new single, “Mirror,” featuring singer Indira May. The new track is JADED’s sixth appearance on Higher Ground, solidifying them as go-to mainstays for the label.
Jolene Sound Room Miami
Bar Lab Hospitality, Space Invaders and Link Miami Rebels have joined forces once again for Jolene Sound Room Miami, a one-of-a-kind sound space in Downtown on the legendary Flagler Street. Located in the basement of 200 E Flagler Street, the funky, retro-themed high energy sound room is complete with a state-of-the-art audio and light system designed to celebrate local music culture and Miami-based artists. The venue draws top talent from Miami’s thriving nightlife scene as well as the global dance music circuit to create an idyllic dance floor for locals and visitors alike.
Modern Tales – Stars Align
The brother duo Modern Tales, comprised of veteran producer Jonas Rathsman and singer Franz Novotny, deliver their debut album together, Stars Align, via RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue imprint.
Slovakian trance star DJ Nifra is once again partnering with Tiede Night’s for a unique new live stream from UNESCO World Heritage Site the Masada National Park.
The first stream shot from the Dead Sea last year was a huge success and the team behind the concept have now taken things up a level as they take over the ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. The set premiered on Nifra’s YouTube channel on Friday 7th July 2023.
Psyche – From Beyond
The year is 1989. Techno’s second generation has begun to permeate the globe leading a young Carl Craig to a tiny village in the countryside of Belgium. It is here, undistracted and determined to break out, that Craig encounters one of the country’s only drum machines, an Alesis controlled midi-808. In a single session he composes and mixes a handful of records that are still to this day regarded as some of his most raw and explosive contributions to the fabric of electronic music history.
Carl revisits this fateful chapter through the lens of a famed cut from his Psyche alias ‘From Beyond’, with a ‘C2 2023 Mix’ and remixes from Seth Troxler, Ataxia and Admn, out July 14 on Planet E Communications.
RYL0 – People Who Don’t Love Me
Popstar RYL0 is finally coming into full effect. Two years ago, the New Jersey-bred, LA-based singer-songwriter/producer brazenly titled herself a popstar to make clear her artistic philosophy: stardom is a character you can mold and play with, not a defined, destined archetype one must aspire to.
Following the release of her brooding, genre-blending mixtape Fragments, RYL0 is displaying her duality with the new single “People Who Don’t Love Me” – a euphoric, summery pop smash that catapults her into unprecedented sonic terrain. A collaboration with Katy Perry-signed producer/songwriter Matias Mora (Cyn, K.Flay, PVRIS, Miya Follick, Rebecca Black), Rina Sawayama-songwriter and Halsey-guitarist Vic Jamieson, and frequent-RYL0 collaborator Cary Singer (who also worked with Mora on the RYL0 track “Only 1 Trying“), “People Who Don’t Love Me” is an explosive, anthemic bop that is as catchy as it is relatable.
SAYMYNITTI – Love Like This
Dance music pioneers SAYMYNITTI, a dynamic collaboration between NITTI and SAYMYNAME, are set to reintroduce the exhilarating charm of 90s and early 2000s rave culture with their latest single, “Love Like This,” releasing on July 14th through Hush Money Records.
Throttle – I Walk This Earth All By Myself
On July 13th, dance music phenom Throttle is making his long-awaited return to the scene with his brand-new single “I Walk This Earth All By Myself”. A huge EKKSTACY fan, Throttle has been inspired and comforted by the original record over the past few years. His rendition, dropping on the prominent label Monstercat, is a mesmerizing drum & bass version that is equal parts captivating and emotional. The melodic tune, featuring Throttle’s own alluring vocals, came together in pieces, a reflection of his global journey of inspiration.
UNO Malta is the island’s number one nightlife destination and it has another irresistible summer of events lined-up. The likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Korolova, Anfisa Letyago, Ilario Alicante and many more will all play between now and September meaning there has never been a better time to visit.