March 26th Weekly Roundup Feature
We’re back on March 26th with our weekly roundup feature. Check back in with us next week!
From Brighton and London, to further across the UK and Europe, drum & bass producer AC13 has grafted over several years to become one of the genre’s most recognizable faces. Even at the age of 23 he’s wracked up an impressive catalog, boasting tens of millions of streams worldwide. The procured infection of freshness and creativity within his style of drum & bass has enabled him to DJ under the banner of bass behemoth CRUCAST, D&B Allstars
AREA21- Live On Planet Earth
AREA21, the dynamic duo comprised of DJ/producer Martin Garrix and rapper, singer and producer Maejor have announced their first full live performance, ‘Live on Planet Earth,’ set to world premiere exclusively on April 5 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories. The film will showcase live renditions of the duo’s popular songs with a full band, including Martin Garrix on guitar. The 46-minute-long performance promises to take fans on an out-of-this-world journey, mixing the world of the aliens with planet earth while diving into the true story behind AREA21’s journey here.
Ashlynn Malia- navigating galaxies
Ashlynn Malia, the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter who first got noticed on TikTok, is releasing her EP navigating galaxies on March 21st. Consisting of a collection of voice memos, the entire EP 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 Ps
Aspyer & Fredrik Ferrier – Last Call
Aspyer’s New Track ‘Last Call’ Takes Listeners on a Nostalgic Journey. The song is a testament to the power of inspiration and collaboration, as Aspyer drew from his hometown, his family, and retro music to create a track that is sure to take listeners on a journey through time.
“I made this track while staying in my hometown with my family, and it was a great time that influenced the bright mood of this record,” Aspyer said. “I often look for inspiration in retro music, and this time I was inspired by the slow music of the 50s-60s, where beautiful violin parts take the listener to warm memories and warm the soul. I wanted to make a track with such a violin part.”
Aspyer’s unique approach to incorporating retro music into his EDM sound is a testament to his creativity and passion for music. The violin parts in ‘Last Call’ are a standout feature, providing a perfect complement to the uplifting beats and melodies. “I heard the vocal part of Fredrick Ferrier, and immediately understood that I wanted to make a track with him,” Aspyer added. “I was very inspired by his performance, and I felt the emotion that he wanted to convey from the first seconds.”
‘Last Call’ is an instant classic that showcases Aspyer’s talent and versatility as an artist.
ATLiens- Space Cathedral EP
BabyJake- We Got To Get Together To Be Free
Chosen as a VEVO DSCVR artist and frequent collaborator with artists such as 24kgldn to Dillon Francis, Nashville-based singer-songwriter BabyJake has made an indelible mark on the modern music landscape since his debut in 2019 with “Cigarettes on Patios” (Certified Gold, 125M+ streams across DSPs). With acclaim from outlets such as Billboard, Wonderland, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones to Watch, and American Songwriter, in addition to 20+ Spotify placements (Feel Good Indie Rock, Dopamine, Varsity Bars) and 30+ Apple Music placements (Chilltronics, New in Pop, AltPop, Superbloom), BabyJake is on the rise, and hasn’t let up.
In 2021, BabyJake shared his full-length debut LP, The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now, in addition to two compilations (First Stop and Second Base). Following his recently released cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Beast Of Burden,” now, BabyJake returns with a brand new original track entitled “We Got To Get Together To Be Free,” alongside an accompanying music video. This new single acts as commentary on and a call-to-action in response to the Tennessee Senate’s introduction of bills that attack drag performers and members of the LGBTQ community.
Bloody Bananas- Can’t Be For Real
Cary LaScala — who has a lengthy resume as a drummer, touring and recording with the likes of Jackson United (Foo Fighters), Wild Party, and Casey Spooner (Fisherspooner) — has stepped into the position of bandleader and frontman for his newest project, Bloody Bananas. Today, LaScala debuts the project’s first single entitled “Can’t Be For Real.”
Body Type- Holding On
Rock group Body Type today share ‘Holding On’, another cut from their forthcoming second LP Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. This single also welcomes the news of their upcoming Europe / UK tour, including their addition to Rock Werchter Festival.
LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER EXPIRED CANDY LP HERE.
Born Dirty- Key To Me
Back and better than ever before, California-based dance music duo Candyland returns to the release radar with their first official release of the year, ‘BYE!’. The latest to come from the pair directly follows their March 2022 single ‘Nirvana‘ which found a home on Monstercat. The electro-charge single doubled as Candylands first official release reunited as a duo and landed them a spot nestled within Monstercat’s Top 20 songs of 2022. Paving the way for an exciting new chapter of the Candyland saga, ‘BYE!’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms
Castor + Pollux- Mike Tyson
Hip-Hop acts Fat Westbrook and Cedric St. Louis have joined forces to collaborate on an upcoming joint EP called Castor + Pollux, due out in March 2023. The duo’s latest single “Mike Tyson” (released January 20th) is a Hip-Hop/Rap song that’s been in the works since early 2020, and has been a fan favorite at the group’s live performances. Farrell (Fat Westbrook) and Cedric both are confident and cocky all while keeping it fun and lightweight. “Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee – once you’re done with the song you won’t know what hit you.” -Farrell and Cedric
Champion Poundcake- RAGS ANONYMOUS
Champion Poundcake is an underground haunt of a producer, and veteran of the Brooklyn punk scene who recently dropped his first project featuring Fatboi Sharif and Rhys Langston on the N.I.T.A. label. The first release in an ongoing series, Split Single, Vol. 1 features explorations experimenting with different audible flours, sugars, yeasts and other audio culinary textiles. Today he shares the video for “RAGS ANONYMOUS” feat. Rhys Langston, as a tribute to De La Soul’s Trugoy The Dove.
C M Talkington- Texas Radio
C M Talkington‘s latest work, an LP entitled Texas Radio, is out today via Birs Recordings. Following previous singles — “Two Steps,” featuring vocals from Renée Zellweger, and “Milk Of Kindness” — today, Talkington places specific emphasis on the record’s focus track “Greenlight,” which comes alongside an accompanying lyric video.
Daktyl & Benni Ola- Matrix
Prodigy multi-instrumentalist Daktyl joins forces with acclaimed poet and songwriter Benni Ola to release their single ‘Matrix’, out March 24 via TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records.
When Daktyl and Benni Ola come together, a special synergy is unlocked. The duo creates music for creation’s sake- their authentic relationship results in honest art. The end product is something special, music that exceeds the sum of each individual artist’s contributions.
Definitive dance music icon Darude returns with riotous new anthem ‘Outlaws,’ his first single in over three years. Calling on House Body and vocalist Oskr, ‘Outlaws’ is the debut release to land on Darude’s freshly launched Vibing Out imprint.
dust- Joy (Guilt)
dust, the propulsive alt-punk Awabakal / Newcastle outfit today uncover the latest preview of their debut EP et cetera, etc (out March 29) with new single ‘Joy ( Guilt )’.
Easy Dreams- 25 Moons
Los Angeles-based band Easy Dreams is pleased to share their new single “25 Moons,” and its official video. The song is first track to be released from the band’s album Sunformer out May 12 via their own label Yallbeat Records (pre-order). “25 Moons” debuted today at Buzzbands LA and can be shared today at Bandcamp.
Last July, EXIT, a multiple Best European Festival Award winner, became the first major music event in the world to use blockchain technology to sell NFT tickets for an event of this size, enabling the purchase of tickets on a decentralised ticketing platform. It was this project that won the UK Festival Innovation Award mentioned earlier and it has now been shortlisted for the DISRUPTOR Award at the Ticketing Business Awards, one of the most prestigious global awards in the ticketing business industry. The collaboration with NFT-TiX will include a series of events organised by the EXIT team, with a special offer for the upcoming EXIT Festival, which will take place from the 6th to the 9th of July 2023 at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. In addition to NFT tickets, EXIT was the first big festival in the world last year, along with Coachella, to launch its NFT collection.
Friendship Commanders- Blue
“If you don’t yet have the language for what you want to say, you will.”
This is the thesis statement contained within “Blue,” the new single by Nashville heavy duo Friendship Commanders. “Blue” is the first track to be released from their forthcoming body of work, a collection about memory, language, and the state of Massachusetts. The work explores finding new vocabulary around lived experiences that were once cloudy and confusing; it gives shape to stories that songwriter Buick Audra long avoided.
Future Primitive Summer Series
Los Angeles based events collective Future Primitive announced its full Summer Series programming, bringing some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno selectors to iconic outdoor locations in Downtown Los Angeles. Incredible DJs and settings, paired with FP’s meticulous and transformative production aesthetics, have made its parties some of the most singular and coveted in LA.
May 6th: Rumors at Gin Ling Square in Chinatown
May 20th: All Day I Dream at Pershing Square
June 3rd & June 4th: Paradise In The Park at Pershing Square
July 15th: DJ Tennis & Carlita at Gin Ling Square in Chinatown
Godlands- u want me
Following a momentous 2022 that delivered her ‘GODSP33D’ EP and multiple releases on Monstercat Uncaged, Adelaide-native Godlands is back today with “u want me,” the first single from her next EP. As the single leads with her experimentation of breakbeat stylings, the ending’s trap switch ties the track together highlighting her signature Godlands energy. Showcasing her ability to produce within any BPM, “u want me” is the start of eclectic releases to come. Fans can hear the new single, and more from her forthcoming EP, live as she performs on the Monstercat Stage at Tomorrowland this July.
Gold Fang- Spaceship
Trinidad-born and Eora-based artist Gold Fang today unveils his debut mixtape SMOOVE KILLA, and shares his new single ‘Spaceship’, out now via his home at NLV Records.
Greensky Bluegrass have announced the dates for their Summer 2023 tour with stops at some of the most iconic amphitheatres across the country. Additionally, the band will play the first ever, Camp Greensky Iceland In Reykjavik, Iceland June 3-5 at the iconic Eldborg Hall, located within the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre.
For tickers and all up to date news, visit greenskybluegrass.com.
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS ON TOUR
Mar 31 @ WinterWondergrass Tahoe | North Lake Tahoe, CA
Apr 06 @ Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
Apr 07 @ Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
Apr-08 @ Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
Apr-09 @ Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
Apr-29 @ Whiskey Off-Road Community Concert | Prescott, AZ
May-27 @ Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival | Axton, VA
Jun-03 @ Eldborg Concert Hall, Harpa | Reykjavik, Iceland
Jun-04 @ Eldborg Concert Hall, Harpa | Reykjavik, Iceland
Jun-05 @ Eldborg Concert Hall, Harpa | Reykjavik, Iceland
Jun-16 @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival | Telluride, CO
Jun-22 @ Romp Festival | Owensboro, KY
Jun-23 @ Weekend at the Cave | Murphysboro, IL
Jun-24 @ Weekend at the Cave | Murphysboro, IL
Jun-26 @ Kresge Auditorium | Interlochen, MI
Jun-30 @ Rose Music Center | Huber Heights, OH
Jul-01 @ Andrew J Brady Music Center | Cincinnati, OH
Jul-14 @ 4848 Festival | Snowshoe, WV
Jul-15 @ 4848 Festival | Snowshoe, WV
Jul-20 @ Music at Maymont | Richmond, VA
Jul-21 @ Salvage Station | Asheville, NC*
Jul-22 @ Salvage Station | Asheville, NC*
Aug-03 @ Pepsi Amphitheater | Flagstaff, AZ
Aug-04 @ The Amp at LC Park | Grand Junction, CO
Aug-05 @ Deer Valley Concert Series | Park City, UT
Aug-06 @ Deer Valley Concert Series | Park City, UT
Aug-08 @ Pine Creek Lodge | Livingston, MT
Aug-09 @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater | Bonner, MT
Aug-12 @ Abeyance Bay | Rexford, MT
Aug-13 @ Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival | Alta, WY
Aug-16 @ Marymoor Live | Seattle, WA
Aug-17 @ PDX Live | Portland, OR
Aug-18 @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater | Bend, OR
Sep-02 @ Earl Scruggs Music Festival | Mill Spring, NC
Sep-13 @ Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO
Sep-14 @ Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO
Sep-15 @ Red Rocks | Morrison, CO
Sep 16 @ Red Rocks | Morrison, CO
Oct 08 @ Riverfront Revival | Charleston, SC
* w/ Big Something
HALIENE- Heavenly (Divine Edition)
Following the massive success of her debut solo album Heavenly, HALIENE returns to Black Hole Recordings on March 24 to release a deluxe version of the project. Heavenly (Divine Edition) features three new tracks – ‘Hollow (w/ Elephante)’, ‘Reach Across The Sky (Ben Gold Remix)’, and ‘Glass Heart (Acoustic)’ – and showcases the incredible group of artists that were tapped for Heavenly remixes, including Last Heroes, Craig Connelly, Crankdat, Nifra, Crystal Skies, MaRLo, Nikademis, Awakend, and Markus Schulz.
HEVI LEVI- Moon
Following the remarkable international outpouring of love for his latest charity single and music video project Mad World, Israeli DJ, producer and label head HEVI LEVI now readies his second solo project of 2023, with the announcement of his brand new single Moon. The offering is joined by a string of remixes from 2BAnnounced, Amir Telem, Shiku, Ten Walls and TOMBOYZ. Alongside the fresh release, HEVI LEVI launches the pre-sale of his newly designed ‘Mad World’ T-shirts; an extension of his charitable single to aid those affected by the war in Ukraine.
IMANU- Empress (Zeds Dead Remix)
The first release ahead of the forthcoming remix package of IMANU’s critically acclaimed debut album UNFOLD comes from none other than Zeds Dead. Cutting the tempo of the breakneck DnB cut “Empress” in half and flipping it into a hip hop beat that would be at home in the mid 90’s NYC, but with a modern spin that gives it that right amount of juice for the club today. Weekly singles from the remix album to follow, including cuts from Machinedrum + Nitepunk. The full remix pack will release at the end of April, including takes from Substronics, CHEE, X&G, & More.
International Music Summit (IMS)
International Music Summit (IMS) today announces their highly anticipated annual IMS Dalt Vila event in the world’s number one dance music destination, Ibiza. Widely regarded as the starting point of the summer season, the event brings together a unique collection of diverse and exciting DJ talent, both rising and established names who are trailblazing on the international electronic music scene.
Tickets for IMS Dalt Vila 2023 are available now for €60 plus booking fee from https://www.
Isis Salam- 4U IN LUE OF FLOWERS
Now returning to the spotlight with new project 4U IN LUE OF FLOWERS – An exploration and meditation on “BLK JOY”, the often contradictory realities facing a queer non-nor-atypical black female artist. “ Black”; is commonly associated with the negative and joy being its antithesis. ISIS SALAM yet again proves her vocal skills, versatility as well as her playful side with a sincere desire for her music to have an impact. Powerful music, as diverse as her story of strife and self-discovery.
JAIN- Take A Chance
Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter JAIN debuts a new song “Take a Chance” with an accompanying lyric video.
Jake Silva- Back To Me
Fresh off the success of his February-released single ‘Every Little Thing’, Jake Silva is set to ignite dancefloors worldwide once again with his latest sonic offering ‘Back To Me’. The latest to come from the rising talent serves as Silva’s third official collaboration with rising Italian talent Ferrigno and first official collaboration with Italy-based DJ and producer Alexander Cruel. ‘Back To Me’ features Siva’s signature club sound fused with a unique blend of melodic elements, creating a compelling and intriguing production that will leave listeners eagerly waiting for more. ‘Back To Me’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Gemstone Records.
Jan Blomqvist & Malou- Alone
Multifaceted German producer, musician, live performer, and composer Jan Blomqvist enlists rising Hamburg-based songstress Malou on “Alone,” his latest contribution to longtime label Armada. The track doubles as Blomqvist’s first original release of the year, arriving on the heels of his recent 3-track EP Carry On and Malou’s third, following a highly-lauded collaboration with Dubdogz and VINAI, “I Don’t Mind (ft. Selva)” and “Love Like We’re Dying” with Scorz. “Alone” is a stunning slice of indietronica that meshes Malou’s breathtaking melodies, vocals, and lyrics with Blomqvist’s driving electronic production. “Alone” is out now via Armada Electronic Elements.
Janee – Let You Know
Janee, the rising star in the world of “emo house” music, has just released his latest track titled “Let You Know”. This time around, Janee decided to take things a step further by not only producing the track but also lending his voice to the song. The lyrics are powerful and relatable, speaking to the idea of starting fresh when life feels overwhelming and you need a second chance.
According to Janee, “Let You Know” is all about taking a leap of faith and pursuing your dreams. The song’s lyrics were inspired by life and its ups and downs. As Janee says, “We were talking in the studio, and we found these lyrics. Life has been the inspiration.”
Jealous of the Birds- Morse Code
Jealous of the Birds – the acclaimed musical moniker of Northern Ireland-based singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton – has announced her eagerly awaited new album, Hinterland, due via Canvasback/Atlantic on Friday, May 19. Produced, engineered and mixed by Declan Legge, the album is heralded by today’s premiere of the first single, “Morse Code,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An official animated video – directed by filmmaker Andrew William Ralph (Lil Uzi Vert, Iggy Pop) – premieres today at YouTube.
Jitwam & YUNGMORPHEUS- hollatchu
Three time zones collide as multi-instrumentalist producer and vocalist Jitwam teams up with Miami-bred rapper YUNGMORPHEUS, and Birmingham’s rising r&b star Jaydonclover on new single ‘hollatchu’, released today on Roya.
LISTEN HERE + WATCH THE VISUALISER HERE.
John Vanderslice- CRYSTALS 15 (DIE!)
John Vanderslice has shared the second single off his new album CRYSTALS 3.0 (out April 14th). Where lead single “Crystals 26” included familiar elements of classic Vanderslice, “CRYSTALS 15 (DIE!)” is a bit-crushed transmission intermingled with haunting samples that feels like the logical conclusion of his largely instrumental David Berman tribute from 2021 and more recent foray into crumbling synthesizers. “Once in a while the recording program i use gets stuck in this hyper distorted broken mode where everything sounds 10000x broken and blown out. I only have a few minutes to mix the song and the results are either sublime or trash. this one worked out!” explains Vanderslice. The culmination of a span of ecstatic experimentation with harsh noise and hard drugs, curious samples and cascading sequencers—it is both a new pinnacle for Vanderslice and the manifestation of a revelatory outlook.
JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown- SCARING THE HOTES
Two of contemporary rap music’s most undefinable figures, JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown have spent their respective careers confounding expectations and creating some of the most postmodern sounds to ever grace the genre. Their highly anticipated collaborative album SCARING THE HOES lands this Friday and today, the pair releases the album’s title cut; an uncompromising sonic manifesto for the album’s indescribable sound.
LISTEN + WATCH HERE + PRE-ORDER LP HERE.
juuku- No Turning Back
juuku’s latest release for Dim Mak Records, the Trap/Future Bass hybrid “No Turning Back,” is a dynamic adventure of infectious rhythms and literal cutting-edge production, encircling the stunning vocals and lyrical prowess of Namelle.
Katy Rise- Light House EP
Following a run successful releases on MIR Music over the past two years, hotly-tipped Ukrainian artist Katy Rise now looks to open up her 2023 tally with the announcement of her stunning new Light House EP. Out now, exclusively via Beatport the two-part Light House EP marks Katy Rise’s eagerly anticipated debut outing on the esteemed Italian label, and comes complete with a show-stopping remix from iconic Greek producer Thodoris Triantafillou.
KID MOXIE & NINA- Lust EP
While physically thousands of miles apart, the partnership between LA-based, Greek pop artist KID MOXIE and Berlin-based, German pop artist NINA came organically. Upon connecting, it was instantly clear the two were “synth sisters” destined to make music together. The result is a 5-track EP collection titled Lust set for release on March 24 via Italians Do It Better.
Let’s Eat Grandma- From The Morning
“From The Morning” by Let’s Eat Grandma, is the second song to be issued from The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs Of Nick Drake. An anthology of twenty three of Nick Drake’s best loved songs, adopted and reimagined by thirty two of the most talented artists across the musical spectrum, the album will be released on July 7th via Chrysalis Records. Listeners who tuned into Chris Hawkins’ Early Breakfast Show on 6 Music this morning would have been moved by Let’s Eat Grandma’s heartfelt and soul-stirring interpretation of the song whose lyric gives The Endless Coloured Ways its title.
Little Simz- On Stage Off Stage
Little Simz returns today with a new documentary On Stage Off Stage, a candid look into life on tour following the release of the critically lauded, surprise album NO THANK YOU.
Love Machine is the ultimate musical escape and one that restores and revives mind, body and soul deep in the sun-bathed and boulder-strewn mountains of Jacumba in California. This cultural getaway mixes up meditation, yoga, workshops and glamping with a soundtrack from world renowned talents including Rødhåd, Rodriguez Jr live, Nic Fanciulli, Themba, Pig & Dan, Doc Martin, Konstantin Sibold, Ian Pooley, Halo Varga, Emanuel Satie and many more. This intimate gathering all goes down from April 28th – 30th 2023 at DeAnza Springs in 500 acres of high desert. Get your passports to paradise now at https://lovemachine.live
Major League Djz & Major Lazer- Piano Republik
Martin Garrix News
The recently concluded India tour of acclaimed world’s #1 DJ Martin Garrix has set an impressive benchmark within the live event industry of India by becoming the highest selling tour in the history of live shows in India. Presented by Asia’s largest dance music festival Sunburn, the 8-city tour spanned over two weeks and saw the acclaimed 26-year-old Dutchman tour cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi with a total of 9 shows.
Mariee Siou- Snake Hoop
Psych-folk singer-songwriter Mariee Siou announces her self-produced, hypnotic EP Circle of Signs, due out April 28 and available for pre-order now. Alongside the announcement, Siou shares the first taste of the project, “Snake Hoop” out everywhere now with an accompanying stop motion music video. Plus, Mariee Siou has announced a string of dates on the West Coast this May with support from Kacey Johansing on several dates. See a full list of dates below and get tickets here.
May 12 – Boulder Creek, CA – Lille Aaeske*
May 13 – Carpinteria, CA – Sweet Mountaintop Farm^
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Ghengis Khan
May 19 – Berkeley, CA – Ashkenaz^
May 21 – Nevada City, CA – Miner’s Foundry^
May 24 – Olympia, WA – New Traditions Fair Trade^
May 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern^
May 26 – Portland, OR – The Old Church^
^ w/ Kacey Johansing
Matisse & Sadko – ALALA
Matisse & Sadko have just released their brand new track ‘’ALALA’’ and the duo, known for their energetic and groovy sound, have truly outdone themselves with this one.
“ALALA” was premiered at the Mainstage of Tomorrowland in the summer of 2022, and it’s been a highly anticipated release ever since. Matisse & Sadko didn’t come to play with this track, and it shows. The duo shared that they were inspired by the old style of Steve Angello and his sets when creating “ALALA.” They wanted to create a dynamic and groovy track that would fit perfectly into their own DJ sets, and they’ve certainly achieved that goal.
With “ALALA,” Matisse & Sadko have solidified their position as some of the most exciting and innovative producers in the electronic dance music scene.
Matt Corby- Everything’s Fine
Matt Corby, artist, producer, and label founder, today shares his latest album, the deeply introspective and creatively expansive Everything’s Fine via Island Records Australia. Tickets for Matt’s first national tour in four years in celebration of its release are on sale now.
LISTEN TO EVERYTHING’S FINE HERE + TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
Mereki- Death Of A Cloud
Australian/English savant of purposeful pop Mereki releases her debut solo album Death of a Cloud. Created over seven years and three continents, in collaboration with a roster of the artists Mereki trusted most to bring this deeply personal and intuitively conceived material to life, the album is a look into the joy and difficulty of self-realization and finding the universe within, expressing this journey through music.
MUSICA NYC, Manhattan’s biggest nightlife destination, recently reopened its doors with enhanced audio-visual features and a calendar brimming with some of house, techno, and dance music’s most in-demand acts. Following a standout New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day double feature with Layton Giordani and Victor Calderone, the venue has welcomed a diverse array of talent from under the electronic dance music umbrella, including the likes of Tita Lau, Louie Vega, GORDO, Danny Tenaglia, Nora En Pure, Wax Motif, Green Velvet, and more. Now, venturing into the warmer months, MUSICA is thrilled to announce its stacked upcoming spring and summer lineup. Boasting top-tier names from all corners of the globe, such as Chris Avantgarde, Cristoph, Dombresky, Eli & Fur, Ferry Corsten, John Digweed, Korolova, Sam Paganini, and many more still to be announced, MUSICA prepares to welcome club-goers and underground marauders alike for its biggest season yet.
A true story of grit and determination manifests itself with the release of Nitepunk’s highly-anticipated debut album “Human,” out March 24th via HARD Records.
Nitepunk’s journey began in his homeland of Georgia, where he spent his days surrounded by mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Dancing and raving from a young age, Nitepunk was fueled by his love and adoration for music. He was able to harness this love and build a community for ravers in his country. Though his successes in Georgia were palpable, Nitepunk knew there was something bigger in store for himself and his future in music. The artist packed his bags and headed to New York on a tourist visa, where he struggled to earn enough to keep a roof over his head.
Raia Was- What It Feels Like
NY-based songwriter/producer Raia Was is pleased to share her new single “What It Feels Like” out today on the newly launched Switch Hit Records. The musician-run cooperative record label co-found and run by Arthur Moon’s Lora-Faye Åshuvud, Cale Hawkins and Raia Was is committed to giving artists 100% of the profits from their work.
Reckless Son- Been Gone So Long
Reckless Son—the moniker of New York-based musician Matt Butler—unveils new song “Been Gone So Long” and confirms his forthcoming album will be released June 2.
Listen/share the song HERE and watch/share the video HERE.
Here’s to new beginnings, new portals, and new phases! We’re excited to announce Reflections, a collective offering of events focused on sound, light, and architecture. Reflections is the new indoor sibling organization to floating which presents outdoor events in Los Angeles.
“Performing ‘Trove’ for Mutantrumpet”
w/ Gavilán Rayna Russom
Saturday, March 25
Church of the Heavenly Rest
“Performing ‘Resonant Bodies’ in his US Debut”
w/ Qasim Naqvi
Saturday, April 22
Church of the Heavenly Rest
“Pataphysical Sound: A 2 Hour Journey”
Saturday, June 3
Church of the Heavenly Rest
𝐿𝑜𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝑔𝑒𝓁𝑒𝓈, 𝒞𝒜
“Performing ‘Resonant Bodies’ in his US Debut”
Saturday, April 29
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
“Dreamtime Return: A 2 Hour Journey”
Saturday, June 3
First Congregational Church of LA
“Performing ‘Resonant Bodies’ in his US Debut”
Saturday, May 6
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
“Live in Quadraphonic Sound”
w/ Qur’an Shaheed
Saturday, May 13
First Congregational Church of Portland
“Live in Quadraphonic Sound”
w/ Arushi Jain
Saturday, May 20
Seattle First Baptist Church
“Live in Quadraphonic Sound”
Saturday, May 27
Central Presbyterian Church
RÜFÜS DU SOL- Like A Version
Grammy winning live electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL have released the widely requested audio from their Triple J “Like a Version” cover of Nirvana’s classic ballad, “Something in the Way”.
Sam Kogon- All I Wanna Do
Sam Kogon shares a hauntingly beautiful music video for his track “All I Wanna Do,” directed and produced by G.W. Duncanson.
Secret Machines- The Moth, The Lizard, and the Secret Machines
Secret Machines share their long-awaited brand new LP, The Moth, The Lizard, and the Secret Machines, a somewhat “lost” record and their first new release since 2020’s Awake in the Brain Chamber.
Setting Sun- Cool
The Hudson Valley, NY based indie rock-folk band Setting Sun share sweet single and lyric video, “Cool” out everywhere now. The lively, acoustic guitar-driven track captures the multi-faceted paradoxes of what it means to love life. The band’s self-produced first album in ten years, The Feelings Cure is due out May 19 via Young Love Records and is available for pre-order now. Plus, join Setting Sun live in Woodstock, NY for their official album release show on May 18. Tickets are on sale now via settingsuntheband.com.
Shingo Nakamura- Foggy Morning
Shingo Nakamura returns to Monstercat Silk today with his chill house single, “Foggy Morning.” Shingo fuses soft impressions from his main analog synthesizer on the new record, giving listeners a dreamlike feeling inspired by walks in early, foggy mornings. Following his previous release “Come Closer,” he carries on his direction of piano-led melodies, while experimenting with atmospheric arpeggios for a high-tempo club effect that puts his globally-renowned skill sets on full display.
Simina Grigoriu- Rave The Planet: Supporter Series Vol. 014
One of the circuit’s shining contemporary stars, Simina Grigoriu, is steam rolling her way to the upper echelons of dance music. A staunch contributor to the progression of our beloved genre, the Berlin-based talent joins Felix Kröcher and non-profit organisation Rave The Planet to deliver a captivating techno hit for their Supporter Series.
Rave The Planet: Supporter Series Vol. 014 will be out on March 24th and is offered up as a two tracker, featuring Simina Grigoriu’s Give Me A Voice and Felix Kröcher’s Communication.
Sir Chloe- Salivate
Sir Chloe—the project of vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Dana Foote—shares a new track, “Salivate”—listen here and watch the visualizer here. The track is taken from Sir Chloe’s debut album, I Am The Dog, slated for release May 19 via Atlantic Records— pre-order/pre-save it here.
Slippy- Nobody/White Noise
Slippy releases new double-sided single ‘Nobody / White Noise’ on NIGHTMODE.
Space 92 Gravity Livestream
The mastermind behind a string of #1 hits, trailblazing French producer Space 92 is recognised as one of techno’s best-selling artists; a title he has held for the past three consecutive years. Delivering his chart-topping Gravity EP for Filth On Acid in February 2023, the underground icon entered the touring playlists of almost every notable techno DJ on the circuit, with the title-track becoming one of the most hotly-hyped productions of the past year. Now, expanding on the project’s already immense global impact, Space 92 presents his huge follow up initiative; a jaw-dropping livestream performance recorded against the backdrop of France’s imposing Normandy coastline.
Space 92’s Gravity Livestream is now available to watch exclusively via his YouTube and Facebook channels (and our TFV channel!)
STAR SEED & Nina Sung- I’ll Be There
TALEX makes his debut on Gravitas Recordings with a powerful EP out March 31st on all platforms. The tracks bring cinematic and emotional qualities while keeping a bass music foundation, telling a story in a beautiful way. Most of the inspiration for this EP came from modern forward-thinking electronic artists such as Flume and CharlesTheFirst, and also a great deal of inspiration from film score composer Hans Zimmer. This blend of inspirations creates a poetic bass music composition that really moved us.
TELECOM is the new project and band from Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean McVerry (who has previous credits working/touring with artists such as Karen O, Danger Mouse, AURORA, and pieces of the roster on J Cole‘s Dreamville label). The project — which melds 60s brit-pop influence with touches of late 2000’s NY indie grit and hints of cheeky theatrics — is making its debut with a first single entitled “Ramon,” the first of two tracks that were co-produced and mixed by former DFA engineer Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park studios in Brooklyn.
Telesonic 9000- E. C. H. O
Drummer and producer Dominick Gray makes retro-futuristic post-punk music as Telesonic 9000. He formed the project while living in Berlin — he currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI and Toledo, OH — originally conceiving it as a live multimedia show that combined his music and film interests before expanding into digital music and video releases.
Gray just released his EP E.C.H.O., which will be paired with a short film later this spring. Both are inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, and postwar atomic visual imagery, with the short film assembled from 99 archive films remixed into 11 minutes. Both also blend his experiences in Berlin with an American sensibility, informed by his art school upbringing in Ohio.
The Funk Hunters and KillWill- Eleanor Rigby (TC Remix)
Recruiting renowned Bristol producer TC, The Funk Hunters and KillWill give their 2022 single “Eleanor Rigby” a fresh drum&bass look. Charting notable work spanning acts like Pendulum, Sub Focus and more scene figures, TC brings his critically acclaimed rave sound to The Funk Hunters’ reinvention of the classic Beatles song.
The Natural Lines- The Natural Lines
The Natural Lines are excited to announce the release of their self-titled debut album out today via Bella Union (order). The Natural Lines is at once clearly Matt Pond’s work, yet a huge leap forward in its measured songcraft, melodic immediacy, collaborative detail and wryly questioning lyrics, the result is a gorgeous album of intimate reflections from a relocated, renamed, revivified talent.
The Reds, Pinks & Purples- The Town That Cursed Your Name
Whereas the 2022 collection Summer at Land’s End was a softer, gauzier world, The Town That Cursed Your Name is heavier, with fuzzed lines running through. “Leave It All Behind” starts out with an amorphous whine but quickly launches into something both supremely melodic and buzzing at the edges. “Here Comes the Lunar Hand” is an impressionist geometry that seems to capture the album’s themes without telling you how. Lyrically, Donaldson embraces the earnestness of his heroes Paul Westerberg and Grant McLennan. Sonically, late 80s college rock is filtered through song-forward lo-fi acts like East River Pipe and House of Tomorrow-era Magnetic Fields. Like the images that accompany his releases – flowers and residential street scenes are pushed to the breaking point with color – Donaldson’s songs are at the same time dazzling and lurid, beautiful and burdened, not unlike life as a musician around here.
The Rions- Scary Movies
Sydney school friends The Rions today share the first taste of new music for 2023 with their latest single and video ‘Scary Movies’ along with the announcement of their accompanied national single tour this May.
The String Cheese Incident Tour
The String Cheese Incident is excited to announce their 2023 Colorado Incidents. The band kicks things off with two nights, July 11-12, at the beautiful Dillon Amphitheater located on the shore of the Dillon Dam, surrounded by the picturesque Colorado Rockies. The Incidents continue July 14-16 at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Friday at Red Rocks will see SCI combine with rock legend John Fogerty to form a one night super group, the John Fogerty Incident. The following two nights will open with performances by fast-rising rock-fused bluegrass darlings Kitchen Dwellers (Saturday) and electronic music torch-bearers Thievery Corporation (Sunday) for what is sure to be a very special run of Incidents.
Tickets for both Dillon & Red Rocks go on sale this Thursday, March 23, with a special SCI Family pre-sale at 11am, MT (NO CODE REQUIRED). A public on-sale will follow on Friday, March 24, at 10am MT. Special VIP & Travel Packages are also available for both Dillon & Red Rocks, on sale this Thursday, March 23, at 11am MT.
Tickets at https://www.
The String Cheese Incident on Tour
April 22 @ Backwoods Music Festival | Ozark, OR
April 26 @ The Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI
April 27 @ The Sylvee | Madison, WI
April 28, 29 @ Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL
April 30 @ Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN
May 4, 5, 6 @ Salvage Station | Asheville, NC
July 11, 12 @ Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO
July 14, 15, 16 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
“‘Ursula’ was the final song written for the record. I’ve always loved this idea from Charles Mingus — “making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” There is something with this arrangement and chord structure where I was trying to get a piece of that. I was listening to a lot of Philly soul, like the Delfonics and the Spinners, when I started dreaming this song up. That intro into a diminished chord, with the electric goto melody — a lot of those soul arrangements include those kind of dramatic moments while still delivering on a simple pop hook. The structure is odd, and there are a lot of changes packed into 2 minutes. Also, the verses and choruses sort of blend into one another without a consistent pattern. A couple favorite sounds on this are the smoky guitar counter-melody on a Univox tape echo, the “aaaaah” backups from Brian, and the squashy Moog tucked into the outro.” -Dillon Sturtevant / Tomten
Wilde Thing- All I Need
Underbelly- Light The Match, Hide The Hand
If you’re a music producer, chances are you’re already familiar with Underbelly through his popular YouTube channel “You Suck At Producing,” where he shares funny but very informative music production tutorials. Now, the Portland-based producer is ready to release his sophomore EP “Light The Match, Hide The Hand”, a 5-track collection that showcases his unique fusion of guitar-based rock music and electronic dance music, out now on bitbird.
Virus Syndicate, Dope D.O.D, Harry Shotta, Franky Nuts, OneDa- SPLAT
From the US to the UK, as well as throughout Europe, Nika D as part of Virus Syndicate and as a solo artist has spread his influence to global club spaces through his worldwide tours (from the Hollywood Palladium to Glastonbury). That’s one reason why he’s been able to enlist some of the scene’s biggest names for this forthcoming single. ‘SPLAT!’ merges the heavyweight sounds of Dope D.O.D, Harry Shotta, Franky Nuts, OneDa alongside Virus Syndicate for an earth shattering meet of lyricism and production. Whilst Netherlands based Dope D.O.D, British MC Harry Shotta (also from SASASAS fame), fellow Mancunian OneDa and Virus Syndicate grab hold of the track’s vocal explosions, Franky Nuts provides the genre switch ups which jump into its drum & bass flavours. With accolades such as Circus Records and Disciple Records under his belt too, the experience Franky Nuts has as a producer infiltrates this cutthroat delivery, creating even more of a punch as it rolls between vocalist to vocalist. rival of Bad Medic Records, with foundations based within one of the UK’s most revered dance music and rap collaborations.
It’s an intimidating debut from such a game changing new label. One showing promise as it moves towards generating a back catalogue with a host of legendary figures from across the dance music and rap cultures, beginning with the unforgiving sonics of ‘SPLAT!’.
Songwriter and guitar virtuoso Walker Landgraf shares music simply as Walker. And after recently breaking 1 million streams on his first single, “It’s Not (Her Eyes)” and sharing his debut album Phew a few months ago, he’s already in the middle of sharing his follow-up album, Good Man.
XIE- Birds Into Paradise
Chinese-American female house music creative XIE releases her new single ‘Birds In Paradise’ on Thrive Music.
The first taste of XIE’s seductive house stylings, ‘Birds In Paradise’ flaunts her multidimensional skills as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Radiating with frisky, flirtatious energy, ‘Birds In Paradise’ bursts with deep, thumping basslines, entrancing vocals, and bouncy synth melodies. Through tantalizing tech-house tones, XIE showcases her proclivity for playful dancefloor rhythms and cheeky lyricism. ‘Birds In Paradise’ also marks the first release as part of XIE’s new partnership with Thrive Music, where she joins a roster of fellow dance acts like ACRAZE, NERVO, SOHMI, Moore Kismet, and Nostalgix.
Zack Rosen- SYZYGY
Schizophrenia did not give Zack the gift of music; it tried to steal it from him. His life was destroyed by a disease he was unable to acknowledge. The shame, stigma, and fear of it made him choose to battle alone until it was too late to stop the progression. While there are glimpses into Zack’s internal battle in the lyrics of some of his songs, to attribute his creativity to his illness sells him short as a writer, an artist, a man. Zack fought his “demons” for years, until he could simply bear it no more. What is truly remarkable, and a testament to his fortitude and determination, is that he was able to keep writing and performing right up until the end, despite the ravages of the disease. In a song (“Find Your Place”) that he wrote and recorded just a week before he died, he sang, “This is no time to die.” He lost his battle eventually, but he was a mighty warrior. And the evidence of that is written all over his work.
Zoon (Zoongide’ewin), the musical project fronted by songwriter Daniel Monkman, recently announced their triumphant return with a forthcoming sophomore LP entitled Bekka Ma’iingan, due April 28 via Paper Bag Records.
Following the release of the record’s previous singles, “A Language Disappears” and “Manitou,” today, Zoon shares a new track entitled “Gaagige,” alongside an accompanying video.