March 19th Weekly Roundup Feature
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1300- 1300 Mania
1300, the Australian-Korean alt-rap phenomenon today announce their debut Australian tour, ‘1300 Mania‘, taking the east coast this May. With the news, they also share their collaborative music video with Ron titled ‘Mosh‘.
WATCH HERE + TICKETS ON SALE HERE.
24hrs- Higher feat. Eso Supreme
Known in the dance music space for being the featured rapper on RL Grime’s platinum record “UCLA” – 24hrs returns to Dim Mak with his newest single, “Higher (feat. Eso Supreme).” Produced by Juelz, the Hip-hop star seamlessly blends emotive rap vocals with shimmering melodies and transcendent drops.
700 Feel- LESSONS GET LEARNT
700 Feel, the cult electronic project of Jonny Hawkins and Juan Villamor returns today with their latest euphoric release, ‘LESSONS GET LEARNT‘.
Abraham Alexander- Blood Under The Bridge
Now, singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander unveils a new song, “Blood Under The Bridge.”
The track is the latest from his upcoming highly anticipated debut album, SEA/SONS, set for release on April 14 via Dualtone Records; pre-save/pre-order HERE.
Listen to/share the track HERE.
Following “Sapphire” and “Tourmaline,” genre-bending artist Aether unveils his stunning four-track EP ‘Moonstone,’ out on Monstercat today. Inspired by the way gemstones evolve into new formations, he produced each track in order – transforming the previous track’s foundation into the next, reflecting the crystalline evolution process.
Aldebaran- Danza Proibita
TAU welcomes Italian amico Aldebaran back for another adventure into another sonic dimension. Oozing retro future funk from every audi- tory pore, the Danza Proibita EP features five cuts from the prolific producer’s lab. Each track showcases Aldebaran’s ability to create emotive dance floor moments with panache.
Aluna & TSHA- Killing Me
Aluna returns today, teaming up with emerging producer TSHA for new single ‘Killing Me’, out now on Mad Decent.
‘Killing Me’ sees Aluna laying an infectious vocal over a four-to-the-floor groove that never lets up. TSHAlends her ingenious production skills for the track, serving a dose of early ‘00s nostalgia with a disco-infused house beat and chopped up vocal samples. An instant hit, the track has already been selected as Hottest Record of the Week by BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard.
Ashlynn Malia- from the moon- voice memo
Ashlynn Malia, the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter who first got noticed on TikTok, released her third single “from the moon – voice memo” from her upcoming EP navigating galaxies, out March 21st. The single is raw and only includes Ashlynn’s haunting vocals accompanied by a single instrument, all to illustrate the initial and unabridged steps of her songwriting process. “comfortable – voice memo” was the first single released, via Chorus.FM, XSNOIZE, and Psyche
Bedroom- Better Friends
Thread, Noah Kittinger’s fourth LP under the Bedroom moniker, is the album the singer/songwriter & producer has strived to release throughout his career. It’s a stunning portrait of self-exploration, as Kittinger aims to find his place in life after a tumultuous period both in his personal life and artistry.
What emerged from that initial trip was “Better Friends,” the lead single for Thread. On the song, Kittinger gets brutally honest, admitting to himself that he wishes he had friends to look out for him instead of encouraging toxic coping mechanisms during times of struggle. Melodically, the track stands out for its introduction of pedal steel into Kittinger’s music, injecting southern-tinged flair to the record.
Ben Copperhead- Copperhead Vagabond
Ben Copperhead (previously known as Baby Copperhead) unveils “Copperhead Vagabond,” the first single off his forthcoming LP, Wailing Viridescence, due April 28 via Shimmy-Disc. The track additionally arrives alongside an accompanying music video, featuring an animation by Brian Zegeer.
Benda- Hostile Homicide
CHEE- Rusty Nickels
CHEE is back on Deadbeats a new single “Rusty Nickels,” the first single from a forthcoming EP. Known as a “producer’s producer,” CHEE’s unique sound and innovative approach to electronic music leave us wondering just how exactly his brain works.
C M Talkington- Texas Radio
Today marks the announcement of C M Talkington‘s latest work, an LP entitled Texas Radio, due March 17, 2023 via Birs Recordings.
Danny Olson & yetep- Melting (Remixes)
Dashboard Confessional Tour
After last year’s release of the critically acclaimed album All The Truth That I Can Tell, a massive co-headline tour with Jimmy Eat World, and a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, today Dashboard Confessional announces their upcoming tour alongside world-renowned rock band Counting Crows on the Banshee Season Tour. After years of collaboration, Dashboard Confessional is excited to be joining their long-time friends in Counting Crows for this North American tour. Dashboard Confessional will join the mega tour on June 17 following a performance at Phase Fest in Kansas City, hit major cities across the US, including Boston, Tampa, Nashv
BANSHEE SEASON TOUR 2023 TOUR DATES:
June 16 Kansas City, KS Phase Fest#
June 17 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at Winter River State Park
June 18 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
June 21 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
June 23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival (On-sale May 1)
June 24 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
June 26 Moon Twp, PA UPMC Events Center
June 28 Niagara Falls, ON OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
June 29 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park
July 1 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 6 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 8 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 12 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 14 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 15 Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion
July 18 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
July 19 Bridgeport, CT Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
July 21 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center
July 22 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
July 25 Selbyville, DE Freeman Arts Pavilion (On-Sale March 24)
July 26 Doswell, VA The Meadow Event Park
July 28 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 29 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
August 1 Charlotte, NC Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 2 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
August 4 Fort Myers, FL Suncoast Credit Union Arena
August 5 Fort Lauderdale, FL Hard Rock Live
August 8 St Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
August 9 Tampa, FL
August 11 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 12 Albertville, AL Sand Mountain Amphitheater
August 14 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
August 18 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
August 19 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
August 22 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
August 23 Irving, TX
September 6 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater
September 8 Lincoln, CA The Venue at Thunder Valley
September 10 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
September 13 Airway Heights, WA BECU Live Outdoor Venue
September 14 Bend, OR
September 16 Seattle, WA TBD (On-Sale TBD)
September 17 Seattle, WA TBD (On-Sale TBD)
September 19 Bonner, MT
September 21 Boise, ID
September 22 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 25 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
For additional information on Banshee Season Tour 2023, please visit dashboardconfessional.com/#
Dave Hause- Low
Blood Harmony Records, Soundly Music and acclaimed Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to present “Low,” the latest track to be lifted from the Friday, April 28 release of Drive It Like It’s Stolen, Hause’s sixth full-length solo album (pre-order/pre-save HERE). Following the uplifting, heartland rock anthems “Hazard Lights” and “Damn Personal,” “Low” is a sentimental examination of a relationship from its fresh, budding state right through those defining moments in one’s life when you need this person for a helping hand. Hause had the following to share about “Low”.
David Kushner- Elk Grove
Rising singer-songwriter David Kushner has shared his eagerly anticipated new single, “Elk Grove,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
An official music video premieres today via YouTube HERE.
Dombresky- In My Room
Dim Mak Miami Music Week Showcase
Australian producer/DJ EDDIE releases his anticipated Onzeker Kraft Vol. 1 EP, out now via HypnoVizion.
The sophomore EP from the midtempo powerhouse, Onzeker Kraft Vol. 1 is a sublime 5-track offering that curves the sound of HypnoVizion’s otherworldly style. The EP opens with ‘No Tomorrow’, a haunting collaboration with Canadian dark bass duo The Arcturians, before diving into the glitchy, off-kilter stylings of ‘Apparatus’. Including previously released singles ‘Incubator’ and ‘Post Rave Heist’ with LŪN, Onzeker Kraft Vol. 1 unfolds with perplexing contrasts between slow-burning builds and distorted drops. The EP wraps with ‘Hypnotic’, a mesmerizing standout featuring in-demand vocalist Fknsyd, known for her work alongside Rezz, RL Grime, and SLANDER.
Enrico Sangiuliano & Charlotte De Witte- Reflection
Continuing his exploration into the world of sound design, one of dance music’s most respected contemporary producers, Enrico Sangiuliano, announces the next conceptual study in NINETOZERO’s transient reality. The forthcoming opus welcomes the irrefutable talents of Charlotte de Witte, marking the pair’s second collaboration to date and the third release in the label’s countdown. The 3-track “Reflection” EP is available to pre-order now and will be live across all streaming platforms on March 17th.
Flux Pavilion- Paradise
Renowned British producer Flux Pavilion, one of the most influential and innovative creators in the electronic music scene enters 2023 with new single ‘Paradise.’ Having released chart-topping singles, collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as headlined some of the biggest festivals around the world, the new single is a testament to his skill and creativity after over a decade in the scene.
Fly Anakin & Mutant Academy- Suppression
Fly Anakin shares the third and final offering from his forthcoming project with Mutant Academy producer Foisey, Skinemaxxx (Side A), with new single ‘Suppression‘. From the track’s opening seconds, Anakin is relentless with his delivery and his writing, unleashing long-held grievances, observances, and truths in one of the backbone statements of his forthcoming project.
LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER SKINEMAXXX (SIDE A) HERE.
Framework in The Desert
Los Angeles’s pioneering underground party Framework in the Desert is returning to the epic active airport hangar Atlantic Aviation in Thermal, California. From April 14 – 16 2023, the likes of Jamie Jones, Pawsa, Adam Beyer b2b Maceo Plex, Gordo b2b Colyn, Camelphat b2b Carlita, Chris Lake b2b Fisher, DJ Tennis b2b Chloé Caillet and more will all play and individual or three day passes are available now from $55 at https://arep.co/p/
Francis Mercier & Black Uhuru- Welcome to Dinna
Acclaimed Haitian producer Francis Mercier and legendary, Grammy-winning Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru release their collaboration “Welcome to Dinna” on powerhouse record label, Insomniac Records. Gifted Moroccan guitarist Neyl Nejjai serves up infectious riffs that tie the track’s bassline and breezy vocals together, creating a feel-good summer groover with tasteful global appeal.
Grey Area is bringing globally renowned progressive house & melodic techno star Franky Wah stateside for his biggest ever label showcase. This unmissable SHÈN special will be an immersive showcase of his singular sounds and takes place in New York at the historic former door factory Knockdown Center on April 28th. A carefully curated line-up of friends and peers is to come and you can register for pre-sale tickets now at https://bit.ly/FrankyKDCJB
Ghost Love- Iconic
According to Ghost Love vocalist David Rancourt “Iconic is meditation and reflection on how we remember people after they are gone. Lyrically it was inspired by the dreams I was having of my mother after she passed away and the conversations we were having where we seemed to communicate without using words. She felt very close and far at the same time and it was an emotion I had never felt before. It was a very cathartic and emotional release for me to write this song, probably the most intense of any song I have ever written. It’s a song where I wanted to tell her that she would never be forgotten but it’s also a bit of a reflection on the myths we construct for ourselves after someone passes. I think we tend to create these myths and storytelling about people as a part of the healing process and I think they are an important way to deal with grief.”
Hamdi- Skanka: Deluxe
Iguana Death Cult- Pushermen
European rock band Iguana Death Cult return with a brand new track entitled “Pushermen,” premiered by Under the Radar. This new track is the second single off their forthcoming LP, Echo Palace (due 5/12 via Innovative Leisure), which was introduced last month with a track entitled, “Sensory Overload.”
Imanbek & Baby B3ns- Baby Blizzard
Berlin-based viral sensation Baby B3ns follows up her smash debut single “Baby Blizzard” with a heavyweight collaboration with Grammy-winning dance music DJ and producer Imanbek. Known for her unique, genre-smashing creations, Baby B3ns blends her infectious hyperpop touch with the Kazhak’s beat wizardry for a revamp of Corey Heart’s 80s new-wave classic, “Sunglasses At Night.” The result, “SUNGLASSES,” is due for release on March 17th via Universal Germany.
informal- follow you
informal is back with the exciting news of the release of his latest single, “follow you” on March 17th. The track features an always-building crescendo that takes listeners on an epic journey of tension and release, showcasing a unique structure that departs from informal.’s usual releases while still embodying his signature sound and ‘informal. Bounce.’
JELEEL! & Armani White- GNARLY
Buzzing Los Angeles-based rapper JELEEL! teams up with Armani White on the video for their latest single, “GNARLY!”
Watch it HERE via 10K Projects.
Bar Lab Hospitality, Space Invaders and Link Miami Rebels today announce the official opening of Jolene Brooklyn, a one-of-a-kind sound space at the new Moxy Williamsburg. 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 Brooklyn-based artists. The venue draws top talent from Brooklyn’s thriving nightlife scene as well as the global dance music circuit to create an idyllic dance floor for locals and visitors alike. The team has Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Toribio and Seven Davis Jr. scheduled for the March 17 opening night at Jolene Brooklyn.
Tickets available via Resident Advisor, additional options for entry at the door with purchase of table
One of the fastest rising acts on the international electronic music circuit, Belgian duo Joyhauser have enjoyed a fast-track to global acclaim subsequent to their 2017 inception, leading the resurgence of timeless European techno and breeding it with contemporary sensibilities. With countless hit records to their name, the duo now announces the forthcoming arrival of their debut album, In Memoro, due for worldwide release in June 2023. To mark the announcement, we’re treated to the album’s lead single, Wasted – the first of twelve stirring productions – out now on Terminal M.
JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown- LEAN BEEF PATTY
After teasing the project for well over a year, two wicked pioneers of the alternative rap underground, JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown today come together for a mammoth collaboration launched with their new single ‘LEAN BEEF PATTY’ from their forthcoming joint album SCARING THE HOES.
LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER HERE.
k?d- YOU AND ME
Kali Uchis- Red Moon In Venus
Grammy-winning artist Kali Uchis’ new album Red Moon In Venus debuts at #4 on the Billboard 200 today, marking Uchis’ first top 10 charting album. Red Moon In Venus is out now via Geffen Records to widespread critical acclaim—
When Kaskade and deadmau5 first partnered on their 2008 smash “I Remember,” the pair were leading names in the rapidly expanding electronic music scene that enraptured a generation of music lovers across America. 15 years later, the duo has formalized their occasional collaborations and long-running friendship into Kx5 and celebrate the project with the release of Kx5, their self-titled album today, March 17 via mau5trap/Arkade.
Levi Evans- Faith
Multi-talented 23-year-old Irish/American alternative artist Levi Evans is pleased to present his latest single titled ”Faith.” A song of hopeful belief, “Faith” is a song you find when all else fails you that’s set against a wall of dreamlike indie, and is a track that follows Evans’ exciting collaboration with Dublin-based artist CHAMELEON (“You I Think Of”). “Faith” is the latest addition in a string of impressive releases showcasing the young songwriter’s grasp of various genres, most notably “Lay Low,” which gained Evans his most editorial playlisting to date, spins on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, and a mention with Billboard as an Artist to Watch.
Stream “Faith” on YouTube HERE and on all platforms HERE.
Lucas de Mulder- Feel The Spirit
On Friday, March 17th, Madrid-based guitarist Lucas de Mulder will unveil his debut album Feel the Spirit produced by Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds. With an evident hat-tip to Grant Green in its title and backed by Simon Allen and Joe Tatton of The New Mastersounds, the full-length record finds De Mulder as the newest torchbearer of deep funk and boogaloo guitar work.
Maga Circoloco Debut
Fresh from the release of his critically acclaimed new single Flores alongside label mate Emanuel Satie on March 10, internationally celebrated French producer and Scenarios label boss Maga now continues his emphatic run of first-rate studio output with the unveiling of his eagerly-anticipated Circoloco Radio guest mix debut.
Listen: Maga (Circoloco Radio)
Major League Djz & Major Lazer- Mamgobhozi
Piano Republik, the forthcoming collaborative album from emerging South African superstars Major League Djz and Major Lazer, is slated for release on March 24 via Mad Decent/Because—pre-order/pre-
Manic Focus- Never Not Blue
Denver-based producer Manic Focus is an artist of many talents. As a magician, he uses sleight of hand to pull objects out of thin air. As an electronic artist, he executes similarly impossible sonic acts with his vibrant, genre-defying music. But his strengths lie not only in the musical and magical: what also makes Manic Focus stand apart is his mental triumphs.
Now, Manic Focus releases his 7th studio album, Never Not Blue, a new full-length project that showcases the producer’s vast growth as a multi-genre artist, including songs with the blues-infected electronic style of his earlier work as well as a wide range of modern bass music influences. Having consistently evolved over the past decade, fleshing out his sound to incorporate new approaches to genre, songwriting, and composition, Manic Focus’ new album is an amalgamation of the various styles and sounds he’s explored over the years. In many ways, Never Not Blue is a career retrospective – a look back at where Manic Focus began, and just how far he’s come.
Marcus Rezak- Sweet Like Mary Jane
Since the release of his intrepid debut album Gateway to the Galaxy, Marcus Rezak has become a staple in today’s touring circuit known for his virtuosic guitar playing and flexibility to maneuver through a variety of projects. His road warrior reputation spans bandleader endeavors that include his high-octane Grateful Dead tribute project Shred is Dead; his newly-launched Gumbo project performing notable 90s Phish shows in their entirety and performing original music under his name. The Chicago native has connected with GRAMMY-award-winner Paul Nelson to produce his next body of work entitled Guitar Head, a blues-oriented album that melds his prestige in the jam, improvisation, and songwriting world with his roots that hail from the “Home of the Blues.” The lead single “Sweet Like Mary Jane” will come out via Color Red on Thursday, March 16th in tandem with a 3-night run on the east coast with plays in Newmarket, NH (3/16), Waterbury, VT (3/17), and Cohoes, NY (3/18). Rezak will be joined by Ray Paczkowski (Trey Anastasio Band), Felix Pastorius (Jeff Coffin Mu’Tet / Hipster Assassins), Adrian Tramontano (Twiddle & Kung Fu), Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu & The Machine), Cotter Ellis (Swimmer), and Matt Dolliver (Swimmer) throughout the performances.
MOGA returns to the gorgeous Costa da Caparica in Portugal (20min south of Lisbon) for another feast for all the senses this May 31 – June 4th and now the carefully curated mix of headliners has been revealed. The likes of Bradley Zero, Chaim b2b Jenia Parsol, Danilo Plessow (MCDE), Shanti Celeste, Gerd Janson, Heidi Lawden & Lovefingers, Hunee, Jimi Jules, Kerri Chandler, Sadar Bahar, Slim Peace & Blossom and more will all be joined by a host of local talents.
Get your tickets for this most cultural gathering now at https://www.mogafestival.com/.
Morgan Page & TELYkast- Dancing All Alone
LA-based producers Morgan Page and TELYkast have combined their creative minds for the beautiful new single, “Dancing All Alone.” Smooth, silky, and sexy, the track is centered around a powerful vocal that’s complemented by a fresh progressive house production.
MPH, NuBass, Rhiannon Roze – Toxic
Get ready to get lit with “Toxic” – the dream collab from UK producers NuBass and MPH, featuring Rhiannon Roze on vocals. This tune is straight-up fire with its bouncy groove and rude bassline that’ll have you doin’ gun fingers like nobody’s watching. These three legends made a slap, and gave us a little spelling lesson at the same time.
NEWSKI- Airplane feat. Ryan Miller
Wisconsin’s lo-fi alternative geek rock outfit NEWSKI is pleased to share “Airplane” featuring Guster’s Ryan Miller. The track is from the band’s full-length album Friend Rock out April 7 via Nomad Union (pre-order). The album follows Newski’s acclaimed album and book It’s Hard to be a Person: defeating anxiety, surviving the world, and having more fun.
NITTI & Valentino Khan- Your Body
Joining forces again since their 2021 hit collab “Your Body,” Grammy and Billboard Award-winning producer NITTI and LA hit producer Valentino Khan return with the bass-heavy monster “What You Got.” It’s a seductive piece of dance music, kickstarted with strong, punchy beats and alluring vocal samples, before dropping into a powerful groove, underscored by a raw, vibrating bass line. Right there, the floor is bound to go mad, as the track’s chords keep thumping away, while the vocals get tangled up in some twisted sound effects. Mesmerizing, and highly flammable stuff, unleashed by two producers who know their way around rowdy club music.
NotLö & MYTHM- Lies
Canadian artist MYTHM and South Carolina’s NotLö combine forces to create the ultimate bass duo for their new single “Lies”. The track is a perfect blend of the two artist’s signature styles and will be the perfect dancefloor number for their upcoming b2b at Deadbeats Miami. Both producers are currently on the come up and receiving a lot of buzz – MYTHM just released his Brutalist EP on Deadbeats and NotLö released an EP on Cyclops Recordings. Both artists are set to play Red Rocks this year as well.
OASIS: Into The Wild
Oasis: Into the Wild unveils the first wave of acts for 2023 and announces a brand new location for the festival’s second edition. From October 27-29, Oasis: Into the Wild will take place at the iconic Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco, where film and TV epics like Gladiator, Game of Thrones and The Mummy were filmed. This cultured gathering offers a feast for all the senses with world-class sound from international names like Honey Dijon, DJ Koze, Jyoty, Partiboi69 b2b LB aka Labat, Romy, Sofia Kourtesis and TSHA, as well as a notable roster of talented Moroccan acts.
27-29 October 2023 | Ouarzazate, Morocco
2-day festival pass: €180 | 3-day weekend pass (including opening party): €230
Tickets on sale now at intothewild.ma
OXIA- Hold The Night
Armed with a vast catalogue of critically lauded releases over the past few years on leading labels including Bedrock, All Day I Dream, Sapiens, Kneaded Pains, FORM Music and his very own Diversions Music imprint (which he runs together with label partner Nicolas Masseyeff) internationally celebrated French producer OXIA now makes his debut on Warung Recordings, with the announcement of his stunning four-track Hold the Night EP.
PEEKABOO- When I’m Gone
Perry Wayne- Rise of the Enterprise
Prunk- Keep It Simple feat. Rona Ray
Founder of esteemed Amsterdam-born label PIV, Dutch producer, and selector Prunk delivers his anticipated Defected debut ‘Keep It Simple’ featuring Rona Ray.
Following the release of his acclaimed 2023 album ‘Le Funk’, a record that showcased his in-depth, genre-spanning knowledge of house music, this aptly timed single on Defected follows a number of international DJ appearances for the London label brand.
Rome In Silver- Better
Rome In Silver releases his latest single ‘ Better’ with Seeking Blue Records on March 17. Starting from Small beginnings, the talented artist-producer grew up in small town Murrieta, California. With a lack of things to do, RIS took to music as a way to keep busy.
Semaphore- Stay Together For The Kids
Next week, Semaphore will release the new album I Need A Reason To Stay on March 24th. In anticipation they share “Stay2gether”, their post-shoegaze cover of Blink 182’s “Stay Together For The Kids”. Originally starting off as an experiment with new gear and music software, lead singer and guitarist Siddhu Anandalingam decided to fully flesh out this cover of one of his favorite Blink 182 songs, by adding a drum machine and dropping the tuning of the song to make it even moodier. For the track he took inspiration from Brakence, My Bloody Valentine, Juice WRLD and of course, Blink 182. The song is augmented with a slowed down approach that heightens the traumatic nature of the lyrics, the chorus is treated to a wall of distorted guitars while vocals from lead singer Siddhu Anandalingam float in the ether above it all, seemingly dissociating from reality as a form of coping mechanism. Semaphore will celebrate the release of I Need A Reason To Stay with a show at Golden Sounds in Brooklyn on March 26th and have announced select spring tour dates to follow.
Seth Hills – Light
Seth Hills is giving us ‘‘Light’’ this week. Departing from his usual style, this brand new release showcases a more aggressive club sound that can still be played by mainstage artists. “Light” marks a new chapter in the Seth Hills sound, as he explores different avenues while still maintaining his signature sound. The track features pounding beats and a hypnotic melody that will get any crowd moving.
Shadient- Wake Up (I’m Home)
Single Mothers- Head Shrunk & Sad Dumb Game
Leading the collection are the tracks “Head Shrunk,” where Thomson ponders the futility of going through the motions of therapy sessions, and “Sad Dumb Game,” where he examines the disconnect between online activist posturing and meaningful social change. ”I wrote ‘Sad Dumb Game’ as a reflection of our intentions versus our actions,” he says. “We’re in a weird spot where two identities exist: your online persona and the real you. Lots of people get to see the online you, the one that’s carefully crafted, massaged, edited. A small fraction get to see the real person that exists outside the algorithms and edited rewrites. ‘Sad Dumb Game’ is about that performative dance, that editing process. It’s about the you that only exists on a screen somewhere versus who we really are.”
Stream “Head Shrunk” and “Sad Dumb Game” on all platforms HERE.
SIPPY & Dani King- Feel Anything
Alison Wonderland’s FMU Records continues expanding its flourishing talent-packed roster with a new collaboration from rising bass powerhouse SIPPY and Los Angeles-based vocalist Dani King. “Feel Anything” is the fourth release on the ever-growing imprint, following impeccably-received records from Jon Casey, Dabow, sumthin sumthin, Aliiias, and Whyte Fang. The dynamic female duo makes their debut on FMU with SIPPY’s slick, downtempo bass production combined with King’s poignant lyricism and melancholic topline. “Feel Anything” is out now via FMU Records.
Sullivan King & SVDDEN DEATH- Pursuit of Violence
Sullivan King and SVDDEN DEATH linking up is a match made in the depths of hell…and that’s a damn good thing. The two heavy bass music producers are known for mixing elements of rock and metal into their music; and now the two have come together for their first collaboration, “Pursuit of Violence,” available now on Monstercat.
Sullivan King- Thrones Of Blood
“Pursuit of Violence” marks the final single off Sullivan King’s forthcoming album Thrones of Blood, which is out in its entirety on March 17. Shortly afterwards on March 23, Sullivan King kicks off his Thrones of Blood tour, his biggest headline tour to date, which sees support from Benda, Vastive, and Level Up, as well as Kai Wachi. Amidst the bus tour he will be playing esteemed international festivals including Okeechobee in Florida, Tomorrowland in Belgium, and Veld in Ontario.
The Clamor- The Clamor
Aaron has an incredibly long producer credit list in music, film and theatre including MoMa, WNYC, BAM, has produced over 1000 shows with regional and national bands, and is a former member of punk outfit DANDELION WINE. He’s now debuting his latest project The Clamor, with their self-titled LP out March 17th.
The Lighthouse And The Whaler- I’ll Wait For You
Cleveland-born rock band The Lighthouse And The Whaler is back with their first single release of 2023, “I’ll Wait For You,” described by The Honey POP as “simply immaculate.” The new track comes in anticipation of an upcoming EP, due this spring.
Truth x Lies- The Get Down
New York-based tech-house duo Truth x Lies returns to the release radar with their first official release of the year, ‘The Get Down’. The latest to come from the dynamic duo follows their December-released track ‘Take Me Away’, which landed them the #1 spot on Beatport’s Hype Tech House chart, #2 on their Hype Overall chart, and #15 on their Tech House Top 100. Amassing over 25 million streams across all platforms, Truth x Lies has established themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts within the tech-house space. As they prepare to embark on their massive spring tour across the United States, the duo continues to push the boundaries of house music, creating innovative, dancefloor-ready productions that leave listeners eagerly waiting for more. A standout production that is poised to captivate and delight listeners everywhere, ‘The Get Down’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Terminal Underground.
VNSSA- In The Dark Remix Pacakage
Young Bombs- Bad feat. Discrete & Alex Hosking
Vancouver-based duo Young Bombs returns to the release radar unveiling their newest single, ‘Bad’ featuring Discrete and Alex Hosking. Continuing the dance duo’s streak of hits, their latest offering follows their November-released ‘Key To My Heart’. Known for their unique blend of pop and electronic music, the duo has been making waves within the dance music scene, performing at major festivals including Lollapalooza and Firefly, with over 200 million streams on Spotify, the duo has amassed a dedicated following by pushing boundaries and breaking barriers with their distinct signature sound. Guaranteed to ignite dancefloors worldwide with its infectious beats and irresistible rhythm, ‘Bad’ is set for release on March 17 via Sony Music Entertainment Canada.
Zodiac & Vannah- With Me
BIJOU’s esteemed imprint Do Not Duplicate Records, is thrilled to welcome back dance music’s newest enigma Zodiac with his latest single ‘With Me’. The latest from the mysterious and talented DJ and producer is a mesmerizing collaboration with captivating vocalist Vannah Pereda, and is poised to take the dance music world by storm. Following his explosive debut on Do Not Duplicate Recordings with the hit track ‘Upside Down’, a collaboration with rising Canadian DJ and producer Stund, Zodiac makes a triumphant return to DND recs with his latest sonic masterpiece, ‘With Me’. Demonstrating his signature blend of minimalist elegance and pulsating bass, ‘With Me’ is a perfect representation of Zodiac’s musical prowess. Promising to be a chart-topping hit from the rising star, ‘With Me’ out now and available to stream across all platforms via Do Not Duplicate Recordings.