Happy July 30th everyone! That’s kind of sad to me because that means summer is almost over! The good news- we’ve got tons of festivals about to take place! I haven’t been back to any festivals yet and my first one will be Summer Camp Music Festival. Looking forward to it!
Jake Bowen- The Daily Sun
Alister Fawnwoda, Suzanne Ciani, Greg Leisz- Night Bunny
One of the most unique avant-ambient albums of the year, Milan is a bracing and expansive collaboration between generations of musical adventurers. Conceived and led by Detroit-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Alister Fawnwoda (who has previously worked with Detroit techno icon Omar S), the project includes major contributions from legendary 5 time Grammy-nominated synthesizer pioneer Suzanne Ciani (who was recently featured prominently in the acclaimed documentary ‘Sisters With Transistors’), and Grammy-winning pedal steel maestro Greg Leisz. The album was produced by Sonny DiPerri, whose long list of credits includes Portugal The Man, Lord Huron, Animal Collective, and Dirty Projectors. Completing this dream team of experimental fellow travelers is celebrated Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota, who created the enigmatic artwork for the release.
20 Years of Anjunabeats – The Deep Mixes
‘Rasiya’ is the first single from Anyasa’s debut four-track EP Gaya, and it sets the tone for Anish’s new style which is a unique blend of electronic production that has become his trademark over the past decade and Indian classical vocals that represent his roots. Gaya, a derivation from ‘Gaia’ the Greek goddess of Mother Earth, is an ode to feminine energy, the raw creative force from which all artistry is born.
LOUD LUXURY & Cat Dealers- Mistakes
Shortly after taking the stage together at Washington D.C.’s Echostage venue, Canadian duo Loud Luxury and Brazilian brothers Cat Dealers are joining forces to release their first-ever joint offering on Armada Music. Also set for inclusion on Loud Luxury’s upcoming Holiday Hills EP, “Mistakes” has fans taking note of the inevitable sonic prowess you get when you throw two of dance music’s hottest duos of the moment in the studio together.
Fergie- Alpha Centauri
“The world needs more Fergie.” It’s one of the phrases commonly used by his peers to express their admiration for the Northern Irish DJ and producer. The last 12 months has provided time for reflection and time to reconnect with himself. Like a chameleon, Fergie has always been able to evolve and change according to the backdrop of the ever changing music scene and having had time over the past year for introspection, the Fergie evolution progresses to yet another new level. His journey back to the studio has allowed him the chance to experiment with new sounds, while taking inspiration from the UK’s golden era of electronica, that is a true reflection of who Fergie is and where he comes from, and most importantly, he’s now gone back to his electronic music roots to blast out an absolute banger that already has the likes of Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Rebūke, Eats Everything and Alan Fitzpatrick to name only a few who are jumping on the ‘Alpha Centauri’ bandwagon.
Eminent German DJ and producer TUJAMO has taken over with his catalogue of unforgettable releases. Returning to the release radar, TUJAMO is back with his new single ‘Underwater’. The uplifting dance hit takes listeners on a nostalgic journey with its emotive vocals, primed to hypnotize the dance floor. ‘Underwater’ is available now across streaming platforms via Believe Germany.
Black Hole Recordings
The Private Language- Cali Girls
In one of the most uniquely offbeat collaborations of the year, celebrated pop singer Blake Lewis joins forces with electronic music’s most accomplished drummer producer KJ Sawka to form The Private Language, a new project that combines cutting-edge electropop, indie dance, and future funk into one irresistible package. Their boldly unexpected debut single was a fresh take on the Tears For Fears smash ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, spinning the classic songcraft of the original with state-of-the-art modernist production.
Blood Harmony Records
Dave Hause- Sandy Sheets
Blood Harmony Records and acclaimed Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce Blood Harmony, Hause’s fifth and by far his most ambitious solo album to date (pre-order). Produced by celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, Blood Harmony features a first class assemblage of musicians consisting of members of The E Street Band, The Highwomen, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, and many more. Beneath the surface of Blood Harmony are multiple layers of meaning related to Hause’s role as a musician, a brother, a husband, a son and—having become a father to twins a few months before the release of 2019’s Kick—a dad. Created with his younger brother and longstanding writing partner, Tim Hause, and being released on their very own label, Blood Harmony also presents itself as a meaningful reassertion of what family means to them all.
Create Music Group Inc.
The Brothers Koren and The Daybreaker Community
‘Joy Generation’ is a unique and inspiring song crowd-sourced in real-time during a creative jam session by 350 members of the Daybreaker community. In case you haven’t heard, Daybreaker is one of the most popular and innovative organizations in the wellness and dance space, fusing yoga and meditation with next-level dance events in unique spaces around the world. They have toured arenas with Oprah and been featured by The Today Show, New York Times, Mashable, Elle, WSJ, Buzzfeed, and Vice, and partnered with Nike, Samsung, AMEX, and more. They have collaborated on events with artists like Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, SOFI TUKKER, Above & Beyond, Dionne Warwick, and more.
Since debuting on Soulwax’s imprint, DEEWEE in 2016, the Belgian duo have steadily released a series of acclaimed EPs across the last five years. Now with their fourth instalment for the label, ‘Martino’ EP, Asa Moto serve up some of their most refined work to date, expertly disregarding genre boundaries and conventions for an eclectic blend of off-kilter yet highly considered sounds grounded by sublime pop sensibilities.
Claptone- Wake Up feat. James Vincent McMorrow (Paul Woolford Remix)
Claptone, the mysterious DJ and producer shares a new remix as part of a string of new reworks for his recent single, Wake Up feat. James Vincent McMorrow. Now available to stream and purchase, the celebrated DJ and producer Paul Woolford releases the latest remix for Wake Up, which follows previously released remixes from Riva Starr and Tom & Collins. Wake Up is taken from Claptone’s third studio album Closer, which is set for release on Nov 12th via Different Recordings / PIAS. Closer will feature collaborators and pop icons including Barry Manilow, Seal and many more.
Fryar- Doubt in My Head
‘Doubt In My Head‘ is Fryar’s recent break-through to continue his follow-up from his standout collab EP with Mersiv that was released on Wakaan that is being played out everywhere. Delivering deep gritty basslines and riveting melodies through his signature sound, the booming track continues to raise the bar for his fans, his peers, and himself. Through the last year he’s gone on to get the support from the likes of Zeds Dead, Noisia, and Liquid Stranger. Nearing completion of his next EP and wrapping up more collaborations with Mersiv, MIZE, Space Wizard, Zeke Beats, Superave, and others, Fryar’s on the fast track to climbing the ladder of bass music icons.
Summer – the new single from iconic Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWho – is out now via Berlin-based imprint Embassy One. A beautifully crafted down-tempo record replete with dreamy hypnotic soundscapes, ethereal toplines and subtle organic instrumentation, Summer is the second single to be taken from WhoMadeWho’s upcoming seventh studio album, following the critically acclaimed release of Mermaids back in May.
Extra Term Audio LLC
Modern English- Someone’s Calling Live
Legendary British band Modern English are excited to announce that its performance of After the Snow from Indigo at the O2 will be made available on CD, CD/DVD, and Digitally this August. Fans will be able to purchase and/or stream the band’s official live recording from the evening on Friday, August 27, just as they embark on their After the Snow U.S. fall leg of touring. Pre-order for the CD, CD/DVD and Digital is now available HERE and a vinyl version of the performance will be exclusively available on Record Store Day on Black Friday, Friday, November 26. Check out “Someone’s Calling” from After the Snow: Live From Indigo At The O2 HERE.
Vantage– ‘I Found You’ feat. Benjamin Ingrosso
With new release ‘I Found You’ he builds in his now signature filtered disco sound, taking it to the next level, bringing us blissfully summer infused track. Using a range of analogue synths and instruments to create his distinctive tone and with a vibe and feel of something straight out of the 80s. Think funky bass guitar, vocoder vocals, bright filtered loops and retro synths stabs throughout.
Savej- Solstice Remixes
Born and raised in the Honey Island Swamp of Louisiana, Savej, pronounced [savage] – has always been fascinated by the mysteries of the cosmos and the wisdom held by ancient cultures. Last year, Savej released his Solstice album, taking listeners on an auditory conscious exploration through man’s connection to nature, cultural wisdom, and ancient cultures. Now, Gravitas and Savej present twelve new remixes from Solstice from artists such as MORiLLO, An-ten-nae, Basher Toe, Somatoast, Zebbler Encanti Experience, and more.
DJ Snake- You Are My High
The song, which samples the classic track “You Are My High” from The Gap Band, follows last week’s release of DJ Snake’s high-energy club anthem “Ring The Alarm” with Malaa. The two tracks arrive on the heels of DJ Snake’s announcement that he will be embarking on tour across Europe and North America, including dates with Malaa, starting on July 29th in Chicago, IL. The upcoming 2021 run includes a stop at North America’s legendary electronic music festival EDC Las Vegas in October. Tickets will be available on July 29th HERE.
British bass producer Tisoki today released his poignant debut album, ‘01953’ on Monstercat. Featuring ten tracks that traverse classic dubstep stylings, trap-fueled grime, experimental bass, and beyond, his genre-fluidity is a glimpse into the varied musical journey that brought him to where he is today. The new single, “Made 4 This” signals a shift in Tisoki’s artistic evolution, catering to an introspective listening experience prompted by the last year spent in isolation. With the album title paying homage to the postal code of his hometown in Wymondham, UK, ‘01953’ is a collection of formative influences drawn from the underground culture and spaces that shaped him.
No Tomorrow Recordings
MozX- Happy Pills
London based electronic music duo, MozX – formed of producers Javier Martin and Leanne Moser – have delivered a stream of standout music since their inception in 2019, including a collaboration with Mr. Bill on his ‘Half Time’ EP. Dedicating themselves to creating vocal-centric, feisty dance floor dubstep and electro house tracks, the eclectic outfit return to the forefront of the release radar with another rapturous offering in the form of “Happy Pills” – Out now across all streaming platforms via No Tomorrow Recordings.
Open Door Entertainment
Friz of Soul- Lion in the Clouds
Friz of Soul’s highly anticipated single “Lion In The Clouds” was released the same night as his debut show at Avalon Hollywood. Friz of Soul recently rebranded his artist project from Friz to Friz of Soul which will feature sounds of house, dance, alternative, and techno music. Friz of Soul is also the founder of Open Doors, a 24/7 music television website that has hosted streaming events such as VMF, Spectrum, Neon Oasis, All Together, etc. with over 20,000 total viewers visiting their Twitch channel.
“Lion In The Clouds” has been released this past Friday and will have an official remix competition hosted with Audius next week with over $500 in winnings. Alongside this rollout, Friz of Soul will also be dropping a limited edition merch collection including a 1 of 1 Friz of Soul tapestry. His previous merch drop for his debut single last month sold out within the first hour.
Le Youth- Discoveries
Rose Avenue and Reprise/Warner Records
RÜFÜS DU SOL- Alive (Solomun and Anyma Remixes)
Still reeling off the highly anticipated release of their first single in three years, RÜFÜS DU SOL return again today with two coveted remixes to ‘Alive’. Out now on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, the double remix package is led by underground trailblazer and DIYNAMIC label boss Solomun. The second remix comes from Anyma, the inspired musical concept from Tale Of Us’ Matteo Milleri, launched this year.
Marco Maffeis & Jamie Deraz- Save Me
Hailed by tastemakers as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents in electronic music, Zurich-based DJ and producer Marco Maffeis, is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most intriguing new artists on the European house music circuit.
Making his eagerly anticipated debut on EDX’s long-running Swiss imprint Sirup Music, Marco now teams up with super-talented New York-based singer-songwriter Jaime Deraz for the pair’s stunning debut collaboration Save Me.
Sony Music Japan
Miliyah Kato – ‘Kono Yume Ga Sameru Made’ ft. The Yoshida Brothers (RetroVision Remix)
‘Sakura Chill Beats’ returns to the release radar with yet another new remix from highly venerated French talent RetroVision. This time around, the DJ/producer follows up his previous rework of the peggies’ ‘Ashiato -Footprints-’ from the tail end of last month with a brand new reimagining of the critically acclaimed, hit anime series’ Masahiro no Oto’s ending theme, ‘Kono Yume Ga Sameru Made’ by Miliyah Kato and The Yoshida Brothers.
GetGet- Can’t Take It
Get ready for GetGet’s ‘Can’t Take It’ EP. GetGet was inspired to make music again this year due to the pandemic, with the focus on making music that he likes and doing things differently; lower bpm, grooves and less focus on synths, and more on drums. The Can’t Take It EP contains the first two tracks of his new sound, incorporating his signature sound along with more groove and drums. Inspired by Detroit house music, techno, and hip hop, the EP creates a nice bridge between EDM and hip hop.
- Can’t Take It
- Out Of My Life
Janee & Faith – Mistakes
Janee is teaming up with Faith for his STMPD RCRDS debut; ‘Mistakes’. When Faith saw label boss Martin Garrix playing Janee’s ‘Can’t Let You Go’ on his radio show, followed by Faith’s track ‘Giving Everything’, he thought their sounds combined perfectly and wanted to team up for a track. After getting in touch with Janee sending him a break and drop idea, they started going back and forth to create ‘Mistakes’. An experimental track with indie influences which perfectly combines the styles of both artists. The lyrics reflect on being afraid of opening up to someone due to the danger of getting hurt. ‘Mistakes’ is a perfect blend of dance and pop culture connecting from around the globe. From Argentina to Belgium, this new track will surely be stuck in your head after hearing it.
Bart B More – Never Let It Go
Bart B More is back with a new, fresh track ‘Never Let It Go’. The track features a classic Bart B More groove paired with some fresh vocals to top it off. ‘Never Let It Go’ is the perfect soundtrack for the summer.
Super Legit Records
RÜ- Happy AF And Homeless
Chicago-based DJ/producer RÜ explodes onto the scene with his iconic, underground, electronic sound. RÜ relishes on testing the boundaries with his unique production style and is passionate about producing music he enjoys that will appeal to a like-minded audience. His label ’Super Legit Records’ will continue to release similar music whilst his event production company ‘Super Legit Productions’ will throw parties that are not to be missed celebrating music and art.
This Never Happened
Fast-rising Belgian producer Jerro is back with his newest single ‘Presence’ off his forthcoming debut album, Coming Home. The new single serves as a follow-up for his recent remix for Emmit Fenn’s ‘Far From Here’, which has quickly amassed 150,000 streams in the short time since the release. As the first single off the debut album, ‘Presence’ sets the tone for the highly-anticipated full length project, slated for release on October 1st, 2021. As he continues to expand his fanbase with each subsequent release, Jerro’s unique brand of dance music resonates with people from all across the globe. ‘Presence’ is available now on all streaming platforms via Lane 8‘s imprint, This Never Happened.
Screamin’ Rachael- U Used To Hold Me
The legendary house queen Screamin’ Rachael has her super cut U Used To Hold Me remixed to perfection on this new release from TRAX Records. Rachael’s DJ sets inspired her to reach out to her favorite producers to add some amazing flavors! An all star cast of remixers step up to add their own unique spin with Joe Smooth, DJ Elmo, Marcus Mixx, Matt Donovan and Todd Terry all stepping up.
Hydraulix- Wish I’d Never Met You feat. Veronica Bravo
Continuing his album rollout, Hydraulix delivers a summertime, heartbreak anthem with ‘Wish I’d Never Met You’ alongside Perth vocalist Veronica Bravo. The fourth single off his upcoming debut LP Imposter Syndrome once again displays the versatility of the Sydney talent, expanding upon his genre-pushing production. ‘Wish I’d Never Met You’ doubles as an uplifting, pop treat and provides a refreshing change of pace from its angsty, bass metal predecessor, ‘Concrete.’ ‘Wish I’d Never Met You’ is due for release on July 27 via WAKAAN, giving us an additional look at what’s to come in his upcoming album, Imposter Syndrome, out September 10.
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