June 23rd Weekly Roundup Feature

Hey hey, it’s June 23rd and we’re BACK with our weekly roundup feature. Check back in with us next week for the next roundup feature.

ASHRR – Deux Sons

LA indie-dance band ASHRR are set to release new album ‘Sunshine Low’ on 20th September 2024 via 20/20 Vision Recordings (home to Maya Jane Coles, Soul Clap, Crazy P, and more). Formed by lead vocalist Steven Davis and producer-musician-vocalists Josh Charles and Ethan Allen; the outfit cast their net over electronic soul, post-punk, space disco and indie-dance. The trio catch a sound reflecting the melancholic haze of late summer combined with the thrill of late night adventure.

The third single taken from the album, ‘Deux Sons’ began as an improvised jam session. The track conjures the New Orleans gris-gris vibes that run deep in their musical history and marries it with a ’70’s soul inspired hook sung in French. Ethan explains, “The loose meaning of the lyrics with the two combined parts made sense as it’s a captivating journey into the heart of freedom and unity”. 

Stream HERE

Cole Knight, Joseph Ashworth, KDA – Money

Sharply rising Miami-based Ibiza mainstay Cole Knight, versatile producer Joseph Ashworth and hit-maker KDA have combined for a triple-threat dancefloor single, “Money,” out now via Higher Ground. 

“Money’ is all about feeling yourself,” says Knight. “A high-energy groove to get lost in.” The single is the perfect middle ground between techno and house, capturing the driving energy and glitchy sound design of the former while elevating the ladder’s hallmark, uplifting shuffle. It’s a collision of heavy and light sounds that works unexpectedly well, like a feather made of steel. 

Stream HERE

Hayden James – Deep Diving feat. SHELLS

Australian multi-platinum artist Hayden James has announced his forthcoming third studio album We Could Be Love out September 13 via Future Classic. The announcement arrives with his latest single ‘Deep Diving’ featuring UK songstress SHELLS, out now, and a slate of headline tour dates throughout North America this Fall.

Stream HERE

HE.SHE.THEY. At Amnesia

A much anticipated third season of HE.SHE.THEY. in Amnesia Ibiza’s Main Room is just around the corner and now the boundary-breaking brand has revealed its carefully curated line ups. Global talents from across the house, techno and disco spectrum will play eight Tuesdays from the opening July 30 until the closing on September 17, while Claptone’s The Masquerade hosts on the Terraza. 

Tickets HERE

Mersiv At GRIDLIFE Midwest

Last weekend, GRIDLIFE Midwest Motorsports Music Festival concluded its sold-out 11th edition, where over 23,000 car aficionados and music lovers alike gathered at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan to indulge in the premier ‘Speed Meets Sounds’ experience. 

Before gracing the stage with his electrifying set at GRIDLIFE MidwestMersiv embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in a 750HP ride-along with Formula Drift Veteran Justin Pawlak. Amidst the roar of engines and billowing smoke, the illustrious drifter and renowned bass artist shared an unforgettable ride-along, thrilling fans as this exhilarating journey was captured in stunning detail.

Stream HERE

Mersiv at GRIDLIFE Midwest 2024 / Photo Credit: @sheaflynn

Mind Against – Love Seeking

Italian dance music force Mind Against have released their new single “Love Seeking” via DJ Tennis’ home for underground explorations, Life and Death. The single marks a triumphant return for the duo to the label from which they launched their careers with their seminal 2013 single “Atlant.” 

Stream HERE

NERO – Too Many Questions

Grammy-winning, Ivor Novello-nominated live electronic trio NERO have unveiled their latest single ‘Too Many Questions’ off their highly-anticipated album Into The Unknown

An enticing parlay into the next phase of Into The Unknown, ‘Too Many Questions’ is a sharp turn from the album’s preceding singles. Diverging from the hard-hitting drum & bass of ‘Blame You’ and dark, mechanical sounds of ‘Draw Energy’, ‘Too Many Questions’ dips into UK garage and house styles, showcasing the sonic depth threaded throughout their impending third album. Initially written during the creation of Between II Worlds, ‘Too Many Questions’ is led by Alana Watson’s intimate vocal performance and spellbinding lyricism reminiscent of their Welcome Reality hit ‘Promises’. 

Stream HERE

Opiuo & Ashez – Underground

Australian bass maestro Opiuo joins forces with New Zealand’s Ashez to inject fresh energy into the electronic scene with their distinctive and groovy EP, ‘Underground,’ slated for release on June 21st. This four-track EP showcases the individual expressions of Opiuo and Ashez’s profound artistry in the bass realm. Every track enriches the compilation with refined bass soundscapes, delivering a sophisticated yet dynamic masterpiece.

Stream HERE

Rezz – Edge Remix Package

Electronic visionary Rezz has released an official remix package of her 2016-released hit ‘Edge’ out now via mau5trap. The new remix package includes Rezz’s recently-released 2024 version along with a new remix from Blanke and collaborative remix from Rezz and anonymous producer X1-Y2

Stream HERE

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Music is Better

Grammy-winning live electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL are back, unveiling their highly anticipated new single “Music is Better” via Rose Avenue/Warner Records. Listen HERE.

The group first premiered the song during their headline DJ set at Coachella earlier this year, and marks RÜFÜS DU SOL’s first new music since their 2021 Grammy-nominated album, Surrender. The long-awaited single captures the themes of hope, intimacy, and connection that have long defined the RÜFÜS universe, while showcasing a more expansive and ambitious sound than ever before. 

Stream HERE

The Secret Garden Party – Asylum

The Secret Garden Party announced Ren’s return with an exclusive show titled ‘Asylum’. This performance will delve further into the narratives derived from his number one album and lead track ‘Sick Boi’. The showcase is set to take centre stage at this year’s festival, produced and created by Ren Gill & Secret Garden Party. This is set to be a one of a kind and an unmissable spectacle that’s already earmarked to become one of 2024’s key events.

Make a stand for the future of the UK music scene, embrace creativity and ensure our cultural heritage remains fiercely vibrant and independent. For more information on tickets, how to support and get involved visit www.secretgardenparty.com.

What So Not & Benson – Lights Go Out feat. Lucy Lucy

Favourites of the Australian dance music scene, What So Not and Benson, have finally given fans what they’ve been asking for, releasing their collab ‘Lights Go Out’ featuring Lucy Lucy.  Years in the making and recorded between Sydney and Melbourne, ‘Lights Go Out’ was premiered by What So Not at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre last year and has had fans sliding into his DMs ever since. ‘Lights Go Out’ drops just in time for What So Not and Benson’s Aussie shows, with What So Not launching his Dance Dance Revival tour with the goal of reinvigorating the dance music scene in Australia and giving young producers the chance to break through with a coveted support slot – something that has been missing since the cancellation of so many music festivals this year.

Stream HERE