Hey hey, festy fam! Happy June 5th! I know I said this roundup would be late because I was going to Kosmic Kingdom, but sadly, my fiance and I got Covid. Good news is- the roundup is actually on time. Sad news- we missed the festival. Oh well, there are more festivals coming up! I’m still hoping to check out Global Dance, North Coast, and Lost Lands!
Beatport and PIXELYNX Launch Derivative Synth Heads NFT Collection in Partnership with London’s Junction 2 Festival
Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, and PIXELYNX, the new music metaverse gaming platform created by musicians and technologists Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin, announce a limited derivative collection of their popular Synth Heads NFTs in partnership with leading UK techno festival Junction 2, which is making its first appearance in more than two years. This new collection of Synth Heads provides fans with a key to unlock special access and experiences at Junction 2. Synth Heads go on sale Tuesday, May 31st at 6p GMT/1p EST.
Fans can start minting their own Synth Head derivative today at www.synthheads.com.
BeatStars Announces New Milestone –$200 Million Paid Out To Its Creators
BeatStars, the world’s #1 music marketplace, announced it has paid out $200 million to its creators, a new milestone for the game changing platform. Reshaping today’s sonic landscape, BeatStars creators have soundtracked record breaking and chart topping hits by Lil Nas X, Drake, Cardi B, 24KGoldn, Ariana Grande, Future, Trippie Redd, and more global superstars. Many of these creations have also been featured in campaigns for brands like Nike, the NBA, Gatorade, Adidas and The Kansas City Chiefs.
BRIDGE CITY SINNERS COME ON EUROPEAN TOUR
After Bridge City Sinners entered the top 100 Billboard charts in the USA last year with their latest album “Unholy Hymns” (Flail Records / SBÄM Records), the dark folk band from Oregon around lead singer Libby is finally coming to Europe.
In addition to festivals like Rebellion, Resist To Exist and SBÄM Fest, the band is also scheduled to play some club shows and support shows, including opening for Flogging Molly.
Enclosed the dates:
08.07: Hannover, DE @ Café Glocksee
09.07: Berlin, DE @ Wild at Heart
10.07: Kiel, DE @ Schaubude
11.07: Aalborg, DK @ 1000 fryd
12.07: Oslo, NO @ Blitz Club
*Tickets at the door for Oslo*
14.07: Turku, FI @ Utopia Club
15.07: Tampere, FI @ Tullikamarin Klubi
16.07: Helsinki, FI @ Kuudeslinja
19.07: Copenhagen, DK @ Rahuset
20.07: Malmö, SE @ Plan B
21.07: Hamburg, DE @ Monkeys
22.07: Nijmegen, NL @ De Kaaij
23.07: Liege, BE
24.07: Geislingen, DE @ Day of the Youth
*Free Geislingen Town Festival
26.07: Munich, DE @ Unter Deck
29.07: Milano, IT @ Slaughter Club
30.07: Ferrara, IT @ Distruggi La Bassa Festival
07.31: Linz, Austria @ SBAM FEST
02.08: Zurich, CH
w/ Flogging Molly
03.08: Mannheim, DE @ 7er Club
04.08: Erfurt, DE @ Zughafen
05.08: Kremmen, DE @ Resist to Exist Festival
06.08: Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Festival
08.08: Bradford, UK @ Underground Bradford
09.08: Stafford, UK @ Redrum
10.08: Belfast, UK @ Voo Doo
11.08: Dublin, IE @ Grand Social
12.08: Winchester, UK @ SOLD OUT FESTIVAL
13.08: Winchester, UK @ SOLD OUT FESTIVAL
14.08: London, UK @ New Cross Live
Just For Laughs Escapes Returns to Cancun for More Non-Stop Comedy by The Beach
Just For Laughs is pleased to announce that Just For Laughs Escapes is heading back to Cancun for more non-stop comedy in the sun between November 2-6, 2022. Collaborating once more with leading travel company, Pollen Presents, Just For Laughs will be taking over Barcelo Maya Grand Resorts to offer comedy fans from around the world a packed program of premium comedy experiences.
For more info about the experience, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, and to stay up to date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and news, visit Pollen’s website.
STEVE AOKI AND LOUIS THE CHILD TO HEADLINE ‘TAHOE LIVE’ INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND CONCERT, JULY 01 & 02, 2022
Known for its picturesque skies, crystal blue waters, and as the winter destination for skiers the world over, North Lake Tahoe will transform this July 01 and 02 as it readies to blow minds as the inaugural Tahoe Live concert series. Taking place at the Boreal / Woodward, the two-day event will feature Steve Aoki and Louis the Child, with support from Ship Wrek, Whethan, Gattuso, and Surf Mesa. Tahoe Live will be trading out the fireworks for lasers, pyro, and cryo as the popular Independence Day destination welcomes this first ever electronic music experience on the North Lake.
always centered at night
Moby, Aynzli Jones – Medusa
always centered at night – a brand new record label created by moby, the multi-platinum selling, multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, novelist, and animal rights activist – will not be going for a billion streams on Spotify. And there is a constant subtext within the DNA of the label: moby’s great disdain for what he calls: “our current, fear-driven, algorithmic-based culture.” always centered at night will be a new kind of record label that ignores that idea, completely.
Andrew Bayer- Midnight/Equal
JEANIE- Bulletproof feat. BLUPILL
The L.A-based producer has been blowing up with bass music scene with a high caliber sound that has caught the attention of tastemakers from the likes of Excision, Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger, Alison Wonderland, and more.
The L.A-based producer JEANIE returns to Bassrush Records after her recent four-track ‘Devil Dance’ EP with her follow-up single. On “Bulletproof,” she teams up with the drillstep sensation BLUPILL on an armor-piercing dubstep track equipped with trap drums, rage-fueled rap bars, dancefloor demolishing laser leads, and an ominous lean outlining its rough-necked mood.
Fluencee- Frozen in Bliss
The suspense is over—Fluencee is dropping his first Circus EP “Frozen In Bliss”! This stunning collection will make your heart skip a beat, transporting you to a dreamworld of Fluencee’s design. Overflowing with gorgeous vocals filtered through Fluencee’s lush production style,as well as a surprise track or two, this EP will have you floating on cloudnine right in time for summer!
Sven Lochenhoer- It Knows
Toronto-based producer Sven Lochenhoer releases his quirky two-track ‘It Knows’ EP, out now via Dirtybird.
Since 2017, Sven Lochenhoer has been a consistent character among the flock, popping up on various Dirtybird compilations and sub labels over the years. Diving into the depths of house music, Sven Lochenhoer’s ‘It Knows’ EP is reminiscent of Dirtybird’s 2005 origins. Thoughtfully produced, the EP consists of its edgy, club-centered title track and experimental downtempo companion ‘Rain Check’. Each layered with gentle piano melodies, warm basslines, and wonky vocal effects, Lochenhoer has crafted an intricate duality through this two-track project.
Deaton Chris Anthony- Goodbuy My Old Life
Acclaimed musician and visual artist Deaton Chris Anthony unveils a new song, “Goodbuy My Old Life,” today, a collaboration with the New Zealand star BENEE. The video, directed by Justice Vaughn Ott, is also out now—watch here and listen here. The track is taken from Deaton’s forthcoming debut album SID THE KID, set for release July 29 on Dirty Hit- pre-save/pre-order it here.
Kah-Lo- Drag Me Out (Billen Ted Remix)
Following the release of her official ‘Drag Me Out’ music video, Kah-Lo has tapped the rising UK duo to remix the track. Taking the party up a notch, Billen Ted have brought a darker edge to ‘Drag Me Out’. Flooded with ominous basslines and rhythmic four-on-the-floor percussion, the remix is a playful contrast to Kah-Lo’s original. Destined for the dancefloor, Billen Ted’s tech-house rendition amplifies the essence of Kah-Lo’s club-ready mentality.
Equal Vision Records
All Get Out- Kodak
Equal Vision Records and South Carolina-based indie-rock quartet All Get Out are excited to announce the release of Kodak, the band’s first full-length offering since 2018’s No Bouquet. A record centered around the concept of small town living in America and how they — along with its people who stay behind — continue to remain frozen in time, Kodak is a 10-track, vivid reflection on the unaddressable things that still bother you from another era of your lifetime.
Dr. Ozi- Home For Imaginary Friends
The Toronto-based, New-Delhi-raised, 27-year-old producer has drawn inspiration from punk rock to his classically trained mother. The internet would eventually jump-start his fascination with the digitally birthed sound of dubstep, where he would soon find a unique niche and successful career. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Ozi has grown from strength to strength. His music earned him support from Zomboy, Skrillex, SKiSM, Getter, Snails, Nero, Slander, Adventure Club, and many more of the scene’s most influential well-respected tastemakers. Known for bringing a new wave of undeniably heavy yet sleek productions to the forefront of the stage, his colorful and rich palette of sound design has landed him releases on Buygore, Never Say Die, NSD: Black Label, Firepower, Uplink Audio, and more, not to mention tours across North America, Europe, and Australia supporting both Zomboy’s Rott N’ Roll Tour in 2017 and Riot Ten’s Hype or Die Tour in 2019.
SIDEPIECE & Lee Foss- 1, 2 Step
Grammy-nominated electronic music group SIDEPIECE – the duo composed of Nitti Gritti and Party Favor – and house virtuoso Lee Foss have teamed up for the first time on their thunderous tech-house heater “1, 2 Step.”
Out now via Insomniac Records, “1, 2 Step” kicks off with a smokey, cinematic build, slowly ascending with house high-hats and thumping kick drums before launching into the infectious Ciara sample. The synth-fueled single blends its fiery club-ready beat with catchy pop sensibilities, positioning “1, 2 Step” as an early contender to be the ubiquitous hit of summer 2022.
Jump Start Records
Jump Start Records and Philadelphia-based indie rock quintet Time are excited to announce the Friday, July 22 release of the band’s debut album, Hydrangea (pre-order). 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.
Thomas Jack- Sandman
After a transformative five-year hiatus, Thomas Jack is back with the best music of his career. Tight, sleek, and sophisticated, these new productions evolve well beyond the tropical house sound Jack pioneered in the mid-2010s and mark a new era of the Thomas Jack story.
Lost In Dreams
Danny Olson & Highlnd- Not Letting Go feat. Micah Martin
Eva Shaw- EASTERISLAND
Returning to the release radar with the fourth single from her upcoming debut album, multifaceted talent Eva Shaw presents “EASTERISLAND” featuring Pressa and Thouxanbanfauni. Serving as another glimpse into the newfound musical direction behind ‘SOLO,’ the latest directly follows her recently released collaboration with Jazz Cartier and Kris The $pirit on “Outside,” as well as her genre-breaking hit “Juice” featuring Dillanponders. The new single is a direct lead up to Shaw’s forthcoming inaugural LP, which is slated for release June 17th. “EASTERISLAND” is now available across all streaming platforms via Shaw’s imprint Mad Fatti and also features an accompanying music video.
Kx5- Escape (John Summit Remix)
“As a DJ, there’s always the perfect track to play, and I hope to have a version of that for every moment,” Chicago producer John Summit recently told DJ Mag’s Megan Venzin in his March 2022 cover story. As one of the hottest-rising artists on the scene, his remix of Kx5’s “Escape” featuring Hayla is a strong example of that. Summit dazzled his audience with a perfect moment at Coachella this past April when he debuted his mesmerizing rendition of Kaskade and deadmau5’s smash hit. Now John Summit’s official remix of “Escape” is out now via mau5trap/Arcade alongside an extended version.
Jennifer Lopez- On My Way (David Solomon Remix)
Making his mark with his first original offering of the year, esteemed DJ and producer Shogun returns with an enthralling new addition to his discography, ‘Nezuko’. The latest single directly follows his trance rework of Conjure One & Jeza’s collaboration, ‘Wolves at the Door’ and his December release of ‘Dreamland’. Inspired by the enigmatic female protagonist from popular manga series Demon Slayer who shares the same name, Shogun’s hypnotic new production, “Nezuko” is out now via Serendipity Muzik under the legendary Blackhole Records.
TV Noise – Raar
After locking themselves in the studio for the entirety of 2021, TV Noise has been on a streak of releases in 2022. With enough output they are now releasing their fourth track of the year: ‘Raar’. Evolving and pushing their sound further than ever before, ‘Raar’ (Dutch for ‘weird’) is channeling inspiration from the guys’ first releases on STMPD RCRDS like ‘808’ and ‘Weird’. Making a track that drops in triplets they have managed to create an extremely dirty and bouncy drop.
Drove – Into The Light
Continuing their cinematic journey through music, Drove is now releasing ‘Into The Light’. Inspired by the idea of having the possibility to drift away to your mental escapes in times of anxiety and chaos, the track resembles different phases the members of Drove have gone through themselves in the past few years. Let ‘Into The Light’ take you away.
Seth Hills & Crime Zcene – Stardust
Seth Hills and Crime Zcene have decided to join forces to create a hard hitting banger by the name of ‘Stardust’. With the festival summer coming up rapidly this one can be expected in lots of sets.
Dawn has returned! This sixth volume features 16 new tracks from 25 talented artists. The euphoric, melodic bass showcased in the Dawn series will brighten your days and soften your nights. Dive in below!
Beacon- Until Next Time
With a deep rumble of electronic noise and a billowing whirl of starlit melody, we are once again invited into the world of Beacon through new song “Until Next Time.” The poignant new single from Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett reveals a fresh aesthetic of contrasts. Kick drum tremors pair with intimate piano notes, swells of fuzzy static rise and crash into hushed vocals, and the whole earthly ensemble eventually floats right off the ground. This song signals the start of a new chapter with more music coming this year.
Purity Ring- Graves
Purity Ring have announced their new Graves EP. It’s the first official release via the band’s own label The Fellowship. They have also dropped the EP’s title track. The song was premiered in a one at a time listening party earlier this week. Where fans were placed in a virtual waiting room before they could stream the song in full. Now the song is available for the world to hear when and whenever they want!
Giolì and Assia- Silence
Shortly after releasing the title track of their upcoming album, Giolì and Assia return with yet another impeccable production in the shape of ‘Silence’. To coincide with the single’s release, the multi-talented duo have also delivered a sublime #DiesisLive, from the Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, both of which are available to stream now.
At the forefront of next-generation electronic talent, CITYWLKR brings the latest from his dystopian bass-centric brand to an electrifying single, “Breach.” Cultivating a sound that has garnered support from JOYRYDE, Martin Garrix, Tiësto and more, the young London-based producer merges house with hair-rising ambiences for total immersion into his cybernetic-inspired production. Building cinematic soundscapes alongside dark grooves, CITYWLKR offers up total immersion in his multifaceted cybernetic-inspired production.