It’s July 24th and we’re ready to share the hottest music news with you! Keep tuned to The Festival Voice for the latest in music news!
Ace Aura- Resist
Acclaimed bass music trendsetter Ace Aura (aka Eric Seall) releases his first EP on the celebrated Ophelia label, home of such luminaries as Seven Lions, Jason Ross, Trivecta, Kill The Noise, MitiS and Wooli. With his previous releases on Monstercat, Circus, Never Say Die and Disciple, Ace Aura has garnered support from the likes of Skrillex, Zomby, NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Laidback Luke, Ookay, 12th Planet, Flux Pavilion, Borgore, William Black and many more. Forbes Magazine called ‘Resist’, his 2021 collaboration with Subtronics, ‘an anthemic record’.
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ATTLAS & Mango- Over The Water
Making his official debut on Monstercat, 2x JUNO-nominated progressive house producer ATTLAS today delivered his collaborative single, “Over The Water,” with genre pioneer and Silk veteran, Mango. The track arrives as ATTLAS’ first original release following his third celebrated album this spring. “Over The Water” draws inspiration from the beauty of Lake Huron, a natural escape that ATTLAS frequents for creative stimulation. The organic synergy between both producers is embodied in the soothing melodies on the track, a contrast from each of their recent moodier soundscapes.
Claude VonStroke makes his debut on Cocoon Recordings with ‘Moody Fuse’, out now as part of ‘Cocoon Compilation T’.
‘Moody Fuse’ marks Claude VonStroke’s rare departure from Dirtybird Records and first solo release of 2022. VonStroke brings his own unique swagger with his trademark shuffling beats and freaky, hypnotic bleeps scuffling for dominance on ‘Moody Fuse’.
The name Consequence of Society may be familiar to many fans as title of his 2015 EP that helped cement his production talents and breakthrough in a year that went on to be an important one for the emerging DJ, Eric Prydz protégé, and one of progressive house music’s most glowing new artists.
UK chart-topping producer and KISS FM resident DJ S.K.T teams up with Nigerian singer-songwriter King Perryy on joint D4 D4NCE debut ‘Move It’, a feel-good dancefloor cut that blends genres with seamless execution.
Dominik Marz & Radial Gaze – Baren EP
Dominik Marz and brothers Radial Gaze team up for this four-track outing on TAU. Both acts have been steadily building their reputations on the underground, maintaining a high level of consistency and captivating dance floors across the planet. The trio have already worked together, dropping ‘Trans’ on Mexican label Duro in 2021. Now they’re back with a full EP, demonstrating the full force of their alliance.
Eyedress- A GOOD LIFE & Jealous
Manila-born, Los Angeles-based rising star Eyedress shares two new songs today, “A GOOD LIFE,” powered by an infectious guitar hook that will appeal to fans of his global hit “Jealous”—watch the video here—and lo-fi punk rap banger “2 HEADED GOAT” featuring Realyungphil and Lucien Clarke—listen here. Both tracks are taken from his forthcoming album, FULL TIME LOVER, set for release August 26 via Lex Records—pre-order/pre-save it here.
Fedde Le Grand- Shake That Ass
“Shake That Ass” kicks off with a pulsating bass and a hard-hitting, jaunty rhythm, paired with a pitched-down vocal cut. Leaving the iconic melody very much intact, Le Grand brings the refrain into a hyper-charged and contemporary setting that’s sure to resonate with the modern audience.
Franklin Gothic- Slow Down Bang Bang
Franklin Gothic (the solo project of musical artist Jay DiBartolo) is sharing his colorful new video/single, “Slow Down Bang Bang.” Franklin Gothic’s debut record, Into the Light, is out August 19th via Very Jazzed and Pleasure Tapes. Pre-order the LP HERE. The record was made in collaboration with producer Erik Blood (who has worked with Shabazz Palaces, Pickwick, Tacocat, and more).
Guards- All I Have To Do Is Dream
NYC Indie rock stalwarts Guards have shared a cover of The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do is Dream,” the latest single off their brand new covers album, More Cover Songs, due August 23 via CGR.
Acclaimed songstress HALIENE reveals her debut album, HEAVENLY, is arriving on August 26th on the legendary Black Hole Recordings. Her groundbreaking body of work pays homage to her roots in the worlds of both trance and melodic dubstep in a poetic, narrative journey. As a sample of what to expect musically from the album, HALIENE releases her beautifully vulnerable single “Underneath My Skin”.
“My new album is brimming with themes: Code switching- how you change yourself slightly depending on who you’re with and what is happening. The concept of a chameleon- how the animal changes colors based on what environment they’re in. In this case, I am the chameleon, and my behaviors, feelings, actions, etc. are all changing based on the situation. People give the advice of “being yourself” but they don’t talk about how there’s not just one version of yourself. There’s multiple that add up to who you are. As for the title itself, chameleon comes from the Greek word “khamai” meaning “on the ground, earth” and “leon” meaning “lion” (Hunjiya herself is a leo).
One of the most dynamic, creative artists in electronic music today, the determination and artistic vision that drives Innellea truly is a sight to behold. Following the global success of his Distorted Youth EP back in February, the inexhaustible German producer and creative visionary now continues his triumphant run of form with the release of his latest musical opus, Transhumanism EP.
Joshwa, Jaded and Eliza Legzdina come together on their new tech house single “Kerching” for Insomniac Records.
Kitchen Dwellers & Daniel Donato Tour
Kitchen Dwellers and Daniel Donato are thrilled to announce their ‘Galaxy Grass x Cosmic Country Fall Tour.’ Both bands have proven to be two of the hottest acts of 2022, so far. Each packing out venues, theatres and festival performances in a fast-paced upward trajectory.
Oct 5 @ Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO
Oct 6 @ Ludlow Garage | Cincinnati, OH
Oct 7 @ Beechland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH
Oct 11 @ Barley’s Tap Room | Knoxville, TN
Oct 12 @ The Ramkat | Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 13 @ Salvage Station | Asheville, NC
Oct 14 @ Terminal West | Atlanta, GA
Oct 18 @ Lincoln Theater | Raleigh, NC
Oct 19 @ The Southern | Charlottesville, VA
Oct 20 @ 5 Points Music Sanctuary | Roanoke, VA
Oct 21 @ Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA
Oct 22 @ Union Craft Brewery | Baltimore, MD
Oct 23 @ Park City Music Hall | Bridgeport, CT
Oct 26 @ Higher Ground | Burlington, VT
Oct 27 @ The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA
Oct 28 @ State Theater | Portland, ME
Oct 29 @ Putnam Place | Saratoga Springs, NY
Oct 31 @ Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH
Nov 2 @ Kenny’s | Peoria, IL
Nov 3 @ The Stache at the Intersection | Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 4 @ High Noon Saloon | Madison, WI
Nov 5 @ Turf Club | St. Paul, MN
Tickets are available at kitchendwellers.com/tour.
Koven- All We Need
Koven shows no signs of slowing following several high-profile festival appearances in recent weeks, including Rampage in Belgium, EDC in Las Vegas, and the return of Glastonbury, as they continue their journey on Monstercat with the brand new single, “All We Needed”. With the success of “Lions” and “Take it Away” sitting in its backdrop, the first two deliveries from their forthcoming ‘Higher Ground (Part 1)’ EP, “All We Needed” raises the bar once again, just weeks before the release of their next groundbreaking body of work.
Kyle Watson My Machines Tour
Following a string of coveted festival appearances, sold-out headlining 2022 shows, and esteemed record releases, South African DJ and producer Kyle Watson is pleased to announce his forthcoming 12-date ‘My Machines’ tour. Kicking off in Tempe, Arizona in September and wrapping up in Denver, Colorado in late October, Watson will be presenting his brand-new show concept in some of the United States’ most venerated venues. The run will mark his first official U.S. tour since his ‘Into The Morning’ tour in 2018, which accompanied the release of his debut album. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, July 22nd.
Laylit — a platform and collective of DJs and performers, kickstarted by Saphe Shamoun, Nadim Maghzal, and Philippe Manasseh — was created in 2018 as a means to celebrate the diverse music and artists from the Arab/SWANA region and its diaspora. Each Laylit party is a genre-spanning musical trip, highlighting the incredible diversity, depth, and richness that comes out of the region.
July 29th: Montreal @ Ausgang Plaza
September 16th: NYC @ Elsewhere *4-Year Anniversary Party*
September 17th: Washington, DC @ TBD
September 24th: Detroit @ Spot Lite
September 30th: Montreal @ Ausgang Plaza – Pop Montreal
November 11th: NYC @ Elsewhere
November 25th: Montreal @ Ausgang Plaza
In continuation of a hot release streak, LIINKS fire up in the studio for their latest electronic pop single, “Friend.” Opting for stripped down production, the sad-girl anthem centers Georgia’s airy voice among floating synth runs and cozy bedroom drums. With songwriting and vocal performance in the foreground, LIINKS testify to their growing list of accolades and collaborations including Travis Barker, Spor, The Funk Hunters and more.
Loren Berí- Stray Cat Kingdom
Brooklyn-based synth-pop artist, Loren Berí, shares long-awaited debut EP, Stray Cat Kingdom, which chronicles Berí’s own fictionalized version of New York City. The five track collection, out everywhere now, was written and recorded by Berí and inspired by his own community of artists and creatives he found while living in Brooklyn. Join Berí live at the official EP release show, supported by Hello Lightfoot, at NYC’s Berlin Under A on July 22, with tickets available now here.
Macklemore- CHANT feat. Tones And I
GRAMMY® award-winning, multi-platinum-selling artist, Macklemore returns with a triumphant anthem for the ages, titled‘CHANT,’ featuring Australian break-out artist and producer Tones And I. The song begins a story of hopeful re-emergence that we’ve all been waiting for; delivering a motivating emotion synonymous with Macklemore’s most beloved records and setting the runway for more exciting news to come. ‘CHANT’ comes with a visceral black and white music video, co-directed by Macklemore and Jake Magraw.
Madison Cunningham- In From Japan
Two-time Grammy nominee Madison Cunningham unveils a new song from her highly anticipated new album, Revealer. Listen/share “In From Japan” HERE.
Matroda & Wax Motif- La Candela Viva
Miles Hewitt- Moongreening
Miles Hewitt is announcing his debut LP and sharing the mystical lead single, “Moongreening.” Glide Magazine has the premiere HERE. Miles’ ambitious debut LP, Heartfall, is out on August 26th and features contributions from members of Devendra Banhart, Kevin Morby, and Aldous Harding’s bands. Click here to pre-order the record.
MuMu- Wrapped Up
With the recent, abhorrent overturning of Roe v. Wade at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, NYC singer-songwriter MuMu felt a responsibility to share her single, “Wrapped Up,” a song that retells real stories of three women who faced the challenges of unplanned pregnancy. It expresses the vitality of one’s right to choose, and the detrimental effects of those rights being taken away.
The fight isn’t over. USE YOUR VOICE.
Reach out to your State Representative: https://www.
Donate to Abortion Funds: https://secure.actblue.
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Locate an event near you: https://map.wewontgoback.
Nick Leng- Easy
South African alt-R&B singer-songwriter Nick Leng shares “Easy,” the newest single off his forthcoming second LP, Spirals (out this Friday, July 22 via SOTA Records).
Recently, Leng shared a brand new single entitled “Bobby,” alongside an accompanying video (directed by Nick Ventura and Felix Heyes) that features the aforementioned enigma that is Bobby, a beloved NYC social media icon and “tall guy living in the big apple.”
Making their label debut earlier this year on ‘Reflections 01’ with ‘Winter’s Song’, six-piece British band Northling return to the Reflections family for their first solo release with new single ‘Damselfly’; the lead track from their upcoming EP ‘Tycho’, due 5 September 2022.
NO WIN- Hit The Line
NO WIN share “Hit The Line,” the newest single off their forthcoming album, Dodger Stadium, due August 19 via Dangerbird Records. The new track, along with the band’s entire forthcoming album, was co-written by Jeff Enzor (Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas) and David Jerkovich (Deep Dreem, Ill Lit, Kind Of Like Spitting). The single — a chunky synth-based track with peppy piano chords and soaring, confident melodies — comes alongside a vintage karaoke-style music video.
OSEES- A Foul Form
OSEES have shared “A Foul Form,” the title track off their forthcoming album, A Foul Form, due August 12 via Castle Face Records.
Pauline Herr & TWERL- Addicted
Following her previous bitbird successes, Pauline Herr will release a first collaboration with TWERL this July 22nd, titled “Addicted.” This single simultaneously explores the melancholic yet lovingly addictive characteristics of their long-distance relationship. Pauline Herr and TWERL creatively paint this picture that many can closely sympathize with through their combination of soothing vocals and a heavily digital sound selection.
Plastic Harpoons- Gettysburg
Santa Barbara indie-rock outfit Plastic Harpoons share “Gettysburg,” the second single off their forthcoming LP, Modern World, out October 21 via Lolipop Records.
On their new track, drummer Bij Firouzan wrote:
“‘Gettysburg’ is one of those songs that over time became something other than what it was meant to be. Originally a folk song, I wrote it as a birthday gift for two twin brothers who were some of my closest friends that I met in college. It was our first year out and I was missing my life and friends of the last 4 years. I was living at home in Pittsburgh, and that day, the rain was coming down hard through the cold air.
Riot Ten & SAYMYNAME (BloodSport) – Loco
Multitalented bass producer Riot Ten and Hardtrap godfather SAYMYNAME team up on the massive new single “Loco,” out now on Dim Mak. The track marks the debut for Riot Ten and SAYMYNAME’s new collaborative project, BLOODSPORT.
Rogerseventytwo – I Found You
With ‘I Found You’, Rogerseventytwo continues his journey of researching new methods to combine Disco, Indie and House music.
Rogerseventytwo: ‘’After ‘Artificial Love’, ‘Go Back’ and ‘Overboard’ I’m continuing the journey of making the ’00 Indie/Disco/Electro flavor with a pinch of the filtered French touch. As a huge fan, since the start of the early and late French House era I tried to focus on getting that specific feeling back. With ‘I Found You’ I’ve tried to combine the emotional feeling with a powerful drive. Something that’s done a lot in the French scene. I’m lying if I didn’t mention “Demon – You Are My High” as an inspiration for this track. It’s my absolute favorite track of the French era. So much emotion yet so much drive and power without being saturated.’’
Rusty Santos- High Reality
Multi-talented LA producer and musician Rusty Santos, releases his new solo album High Reality, on London independent label Lo Recordings. Santos, who has worked with an incredibly diverse group of artists, including DJ Rashad, Chui Wan, Lizz, Vinida, Gang Gang Dance, Fayray, Nova Heart, Vampillia, Dino d’Santiago, Beach House, Animal Collective / Panda Bear, Momus, Dirty Projectors, Black Dice, Ginla, etc., said this about the album:
“Each session, song, and album I worked on as a producer taught me something. Traces of those lessons are in these songs.”
San Fermin- Someone You Call Baby
San Fermin announce a brand new EP entitled Your Ghost, and share a brand new single entitled “Someone You Call Baby.”
Your Ghost will come out on Ludwig-Leone and Tate’s own Better Company Records on September 9th. The label, which songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone and vocalist Allen Tate formed in 2020, has since seen releases from Wye Oak, Wild Pink, Sorcha Richardson, Pure Bathing Culture, Daisy the Great, and more.
SBL- Full Circle
Fourteen years after their last release, Supreme Beings of Leisure (SBL)—consisting of original members Geri Soriano, Ramin Sakurai and Rick Torres—have returned to drop their new single “Full Circle”.
Seasoning- The Condensation
On the heels of the launch of his NXNJAS alias, Andrew Chen – aka Shogun – returns to his roots with his latest trance treat, “UP.” The brand-new production continues the momentum laid down by his two recently released back-to-back original addictive beats, “Striker” and “Nezuko.” “UP” is out today via Black Hole Recordings.
SLANDER’s Derek Andersen and Scott Land are gearing up in a big way for the last quarter of 2022. Last week the pair announced their debut album Thrive will be released on September 22 on all platforms in partnership with SoundCloud’s Repost Network. Today, they are formally announcing the first phase of their major North American Thrive Tour with 14 cities kicking off September 10 in Phoenix. General on sale for all shows is July 29 at 10 am local time.
For ticket information and tour news, follow here: https://slanderofficial.com/
Slushii- Like I Used To
sumthin sumthin- Inhale
SoCal producer sumthin sumthin
SUNMI- 열이올라요 (Heart Burn)” + “풋사랑 (Childhood)
K-pop megastar SUMNI announced a Fall 2022 World Tour, the Good Girl Gone Mad Tour, kicking off late August in Warsaw, Poland. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
SUNMI – Good Girl Gone Mad Tour – Fall 2022
8/14 – Progresja – Warsaw, PL
8/17 – Sala Black Box – Madrid, ESP
8/19 – Capitol Theater – Offenbach, DE
8/21 – Troxy – London, ENG
8/23 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, DE
8/26 – SALLE PLEYEL – Paris, FR
8/28 – Kulttuuritalo – Helsinki, FI
9/2 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago IL, USA
9/4 – Terminal 5 – New York NY, USA
9/6 – Massey Hall – Toronto ON, CA
9/8 – Tabernacle – Atlanta GA, USA
9/10 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle WA, USA
9/12 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles CA, USA
9/13 – The Warfield – San Francisco CA, USA
9/15 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, USA
10/8 – YES24 Live Hall – Seoul, KOR
Tatum Gale- Poison Darty
Songwriter/producer Tatum Gale shares “Poison Darty,” a brand new single off his forthcoming debut album, Pretty Green (due May 2023).
How do you find yourself again after getting lost in the sauce? “Poison Darty” by indietronica maven Tatum Gale finds getting back to solid ground after a maudlin bacchanal isn’t so simple. A nocturnal spirit and spindly synth emblematize a bender fugue state alongside a charmingly demonic internal monologue by Laura Jinn, creating a hazy space that’s both self-aware and self-indulging—a contradiction all too familiar to anyone who knows it’s getting late, but isn’t ready to head home.
TIERRA DE LOS MUERTOS
After a sold out maiden event that saw 2,000 dancing souls surrounded by the vibrant colours and rich cultures of Oaxaca, SET Underground bring their seasoned production and curation team to one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico once more during its most important holiday of the year. Dia de los Muertos is rich in tradition, and SET Underground’s 4-day TIERRA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE adds a cutting edge musical element to the celebrations.
Jump Start Records and Philadelphia-based indie rock quintet Time are excited to announce the release of Hydrangea, the band’s debut full-length album (purchase). While its core members are veterans of Philly’s hardcore scene via bands such as Kill Verona, No Roses and Shark Attack, Time’s own inspiration and sound is derived from the dark and heavy shoegaze/noise-pop of touchstones such as My Bloody Valentine, Sugar, Swervedriver and Catherine Wheel but with its own blushing melody and shine. Time’s initial release, 2018’s In Decline EP (Low Dose Records), set the foundation for what Hydrangea would build upon: nuanced layers of delayed guitars, lyrically fluid bass progressions and two-part vocal melodies, all anchored to a confidently nimble backbeat.
Tomorrowland: LOOPERS & NUZB – Rave Alert
After kicking it off with KVSH & Carola on ‘Welcome To The Future’ last week, the second release of the STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music 7-track EP comes in the form of a spectacular collaboration between LOOPERS and NUZB. Fusing both their sounds, ‘Rave Alert’, is the perfect banger for the festival season.
Tomorrowland: Julian Jordan – Vibe
STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music unite on a spectacular 7-track EP with a brand-new tune added to the mix by Julian Jordan. From one-to-watch to leader of the pack, Julian Jordan’s rapid ascent through the dance music world has been something to behold. It’s no surprise given the fresh quality of his productions, which always surprise and delight in equal measures. And ‘Vibe’ is no exception to that with a thumping beat, rolling bassline, and perfect hit-the-spot-like drop!
Up Is The Down Is The- Memento
Boise, ID alt rock 4-piece Up Is The Down Is The announce their forthcoming album, Pulling The Wool, due August 12 via Earth Libraries. To kick off the album cycle, they shared the record’s first single, “Dawn,” alongside an accompanying music video. Today, they announce the second single off the LP – “Memento”.
Valeron – Fragile
A rare feat for a well-versed hand that has helped shape an island’s electronic music scene and now DJs from a pedestal, Valeron’s 2022 album Aroma frames Greece’s diverse musical history through a contemporary lens and acts as a testament to the current collaborative milieu of the island — a dance between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern instruments, all acoustic and recorded live, with the Mykonos native‘s hovering hand on mixers and synths.