Happy May 31st! I am so blessed that I was able to check out Summer Camp Music Festival this past weekend and plan to check out Kosmic Kingdom this next weekend. That’s why the roundup is a little later than usual this week. I had planned to get it done yesterday… but you know festivals! I was sleeping instead.
Alan Walker Brings AU/RA on Walkerverse Tour
Hot off the back of his highly-anticipated tour announcement, Alan Walker has now announced acclaimed singer/songwriter Jamie Stenzel – better known as Au/Ra – as the guest vocal for the upcoming ‘Walkerverse’ run. Set to accompany Alan at every date, with this latest news, Alan offers fan further insight into what he has in store later this year.
28th September MANCHESTER ACADEMY Manchester, United Kingdom
29th September O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON London, United Kingdom
1st October LOTTO ARENA Merksem, Belgium
6th October SPORTHALLE HAMBURG Hamburg, Germany
7th October MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE Düsseldorf, Germany
8th October TAURON ARENA Krakow, Poland
12th October ST MARX HALLEN Vienna, Austria
14th October HALLE 622 Zürich, Switzerland
15th October FABRIQUE Milan, Italy
19th October AFAS LIVE Amsterdam, the Netherlands
20th October ZENITH Paris, France
21st October ROCKHAL Esch-sur-
22nd October JAHRHUNDERHALLE
3rd November SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM Dallas, TX, USA
4th November CONCOURSE Austin, TX, USA
5th November BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Houston, TX, USA
8th November BUCKHEAD THEATER Atlanta, GA, USA
9th November ECHOSTAGE
11th November GREAT HALL Brooklyn, NY, USA
15th November HOUSE OF BLUES Boston, MA, USA
16th November MTELUS Montreal, QC, Canada
17th November LONDON MUSIC HALL London, ON, Canada
18th November REBEL Toronto, ON, Canada
19th November RADIUS Chicago, IL, USA
25th November HARBOUR EVENT & CONVENTION CENTRE Vancouver, BC, Canada
26th November ROSELAND THEATER Portland, OR, USA
29th November MISSION BALLROOM Denver, CO, USA
2nd December HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM Los Angeles, CA, USA
3rd December BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM San Francisco, CA, USA
BEDOUIN REVEAL LINEUPS FOR 20 WEEK RESIDENCY AT PACHA – A WEDNESDAY SAGA
Bedouin’s residency for summer 2022 is Pacha-bound and season-wide. Starting May 25th, A Wednesday Saga welcomes back favorites at their creative peak, new guest artists, and live acts: Acid Pauli, andhim, Audiofly, Birds Of Mind, Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Bonobo, Carlita, Chloé Caillet, Damian Lazarus, Deep Dish, DJ Tennis, Guy Gerber, Guy Laliberté, Henrik Schwarz, Mano Le Tough, Patrick Bäumel, Red Axes, Trikk, Upercent and WhoMadeWho.
MAY 25th – OCT 5th
elrow announces line up for their New York Summer Festival at Brooklyn Mirage
The world’s most vividly imaginative and colourful party is coming back to New York City’s Brooklyn Mirage on Saturday July 23rd. Featuring 10+ hours of music across two stages with indoor and outdoor dancing, special sunset sets and much more under their twisted Wild Wild West theme of Far Rowest! Soundtracked by special guest Paco Osuna, along with Cloonee, Francis Mercier, Honeyluv, Franky Rizardo, Jean Pierre, Joshwa, Martin Ikin, Mele, Neo, Shermanology, Toni Varga with more to come. After a sold out pre-sale, limited tickets are now on sale to the public here.
Joshua Brooks Announce ‘JB’s Summer 10′ – 10 Weeks Of All Night Long DJ Sets
Manchester’s Joshua Brooks is now right back at the forefront of underground music and pushes on to summer with two irresistible months of all night long sets. Between 24th June and 28th August, the likes of Jackmaster, Horse Meat Disco, Ben Stirling, Chippy Nonstop, Todd Edwards, Goldie, Mark Knight, wAFF with club residents Mason Collective, Joseph Edmund and Darius Syrossian plus more TBA will all go long and deep into their record collections.
Revealed Records Announces Tox Club Residency
he Pacha run Tox Club is to host a first ever series of label showcases from Hardwell’s Revealed Records. Two Mondays every month from July 4th, the label will line up with acts like Jeffrey Sutorius, Tim Hox, Vessbroz, Mike WIlliams, Dastic, Blasterjaxx, Tony Junior, Maddix, Dr Phunk, Sick Individuals, Kaaze, Pink Panda, Firebeatz, Julian Jordan and more. For tickets head to https://toxibiza.com/revealed.
Sita Abellán Announces OUTOPIA by Sita Residency At INPUT in Barcelona kicks off June 18
Sita Abellán has DJ’ed some of the most cutting edge dance floors around the world, from Ibiza’s DC10 & Hï Ibiza, to Las Vegas’ Art of the Wild, Sonar Festival, Rumors, Miami Music Week, It’ll Do in Dallas, and Secret Project ADE, as well as for cutting edge brands like Alyx, Misbhv, Jeremy Scott and 032C. A fierce supporter of global femme and LGBTQ+ culture, she’s performed at Barcelona’s Loom Festival and is a favorite of the He.She.They crew. As a DJ, Sita’s love of historical techno, industrial and electro sounds is paired with a fierce fascination for the new and current, channeling rave psychedelic with dark industrial influences.
Buy Tickets to OUTOPIA by Sita
Spirit Bomb Virtual Artist Collective Announces Mint of 4,444 NFTs From Cyborg LV4
Virtual Artist collective and record label Spirit Bomb have announced the forthcoming mint of 4,444 NFTs celebrating its most popular virtual being: LV4. This virtual artist NFT project gives holders a singular opportunity, to have a say in the creative direction LV4 takes as well as a stake in future success of the artist.
Mint Launches Spring 2022, for More Information Visit
STEVE ADELMAN AUTHOR OF NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS: BEHIND THE SCENES AT TUNNEL, LIMELIGHT, AVALON, AND OTHER LEGENDARY NIGHTCLUBS
Set for release on June 7, 2022, Steve Adelman’s humorous and engaging memoir Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes at Tunnel, Limelight, Avalon, and Other Legendary Nightclubs reflects on his years as the director and owner of some of the world’s most popular nightclubs, including the Roxy, Limelight, Tunnel, and Palladium in the heyday of clubs in New York City during the late 1980s and 1990s, followed by Avalon (Boston, Hollywood, NYC and Singapore locations), Spider Club and the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis in the 2000s. This summer look for Adelman to support Nocturnal Admissions as he will embark on a tour that will bring him to Boston, NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more where he will discuss his writings and sign copies of the book. Pre-order is available now on Amazon here.
PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON HERE
Decentralized Audio Streaming Platform Tamago Secures $1M in Seed Round Funding
This fundraising will help Tamago further its mission of putting money in artist’s pockets in new and innovative ways, reimagining the streaming platform model through a mix of Web3 and NFT technology. The groundbreaking platform has issued over $20,000 in payouts between its events, both Metaverse and IRL, and its Top of the Charts liquidity pool which pays out monthly to artists from all over the world.
rei brown- Thinking Bout You
New York City-based Japanese producer and musician rei brown releases second single, “Thinking Bout You,” out everywhere now, featuring fellow rising Japan-born musician, Joji, where they yearn to be closer to their loved ones. A visualizer to accompany the single plays with the sci-fi theme of the track, taking listeners on a ride to space. Along with the single, rei brown announces the release of forthcoming full-length album, Xeno, due out July 8, 2022, available for pre-order now. Plus, the musician has already begun a sold-out North American tour with keshi. Check out the tour teaser here.
JODA- Try/Dark Strings
Forma- In Control EP
Olan- Ultraviolet feat. Zeal
Following an array of enchanting singles throughout the first half of 2022, AK is seeing the beauty in the imperfect with his 12 track album Imperfections, his debut album release on San Holo’s bitbird. The project is an homage to the irregularities of nature and life and just how magical they can be.
Black Sea Music
Franky Perez- 90’s Love Song
Franky Perez unveils the latest offering from his forthcoming new album. Listen/share “90’s Love Song” HERE and read Glide Magazine’s exclusive premiere of the track HERE. The track was mixed by multiple-Grammy award winner Sebastian Krys—whose recent accolades including producing the latest Elvis Costello album.
Chinese Man Music
Matteo- Matteo & Bro
French DJ, producer and Chinese Man co-member, Matteo, stands as one of electronic music’s most progressive and authentic voices. Fuelled by a passion for music’s vast and eclectic spectrum, Matteo’s solo efforts have allowed him to explore his sound palette and range as an artist with unbound creativity. Now unveiling the latest addition to his flourishing back-catalogue, the talent presents his long-awaited studio album, “Matteo & Bro” – out now on all streaming platforms via his own Chinese Man Records.
Walker & Royce- No Drama feat. Sophiegrophy
Fedde Le Grand- Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You
Internationally renowned Dutch DJ/producer Fedde Le Grand is back on the release radar with massive new track ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You’. The bouncy offering directly follows his club mix of the November-released collaborative hit single ‘Heaven’ with Robert Falcon and vocals from Sofia Quinn, as well as his February joint single with American Authors, ‘One Way Up’. Out now via his very-own Darklight Recordings imprint, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Callie Reiff- Arms Length feat. Lia
Following her single “Scream It Out” with Aviella, Callie Reiff returns to Dim Mak with her enigmatic production “Arms Length.” The track sees Callie pursuing a more sophisticated, dark sound – with a booming experimental bassline and twisted and powerful vocals from Lia, the single has undeniable energy – you’ll definitely be hitting repeat on this one.
UUUU – the eagerly anticipated new long player from Danish band WhoMadeWho – is out now via Embassy One.
A beautifully crafted record exploring myriad sonic palettes across a deftly considered offering of stirring vocal electronica cuts, UUUU is the band’s seventh full-length studio album since forming back in 2003 and marks another career-defining moment for three artists whose collective creativity and musicianship knows no constraint.
Equal Vision Records
Hot Water Music- Turn the Dial Video
Equal Vision Records and celebrated punk band Hot Water Music are excited to present the music video for “Turn the Dial,” the latest single lifted from the band’s critically acclaimed new album, Feel The Void. A song about the constant struggle to find balance in life doing what musicians do — or any creative avenues for that matter — “Turn the Dial” stars the popular young actress Lulu Wilson (Becky, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Annabelle: Creation, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) who plays a teenager recovering from her injuries at home and accidentally uncovers a new side of herself through the discovery of a band. Director Jesse Korman worked with Wilson on the film Becky and felt she’d fit the role best, and the clip aims to capture that “Oh, sh*t!” moment we’ve all had when we discovered a band that changed our lives.
Lil Fish- Wild
Wild, out May 27th on Gravitas Recordings, is a journey through bass and urban beats that showcases Lil Fish’s vibrant sound. Lil Fish has had support from massive producers ever since his first LP in 2016 featuring artists such as Al’Tarba, CloZinger, Arure, Screenatorium and many more. His sound captures a blend of Trip-Hop, and Bass music to create a unique blend of sound. With recent releases making waves on Gravitas Recordings, this new EP ties these all together to highlight the style of Lil Fish and what the future holds.
FRQ NCY- Quickly
It’s nearly summer and FRQ NCY is back with the highly explosive bass track, “Quickly!”. The track continues to expand on all of the things that FRQ NCY is capable of. Ranging from the high energy sounds we all know and love, driven by melodies, to the expertly crafted sound design & mix down he is notorious for: this track is sure to get you moving when the sun sets for the evening and rattle dance floors across the live bass music circuit. FRQ NCY implores you to act Quickly! in taking this sonic journey with him.
This month juuku is back with yet another earth shattering single titled, “tomorrow.” Juuku has an innate ability to take a culmination of emotions and condense them into one singular song while taking his audience along for a ride with him. One of the most impressive aspects of “tomorrow” that stands out is how juuku is able to synthesize a wide array of sounds and feelings into one coherent track that transcends what a typical electronic song can do.
Loren Berí- Greta’s Inn
Brooklyn-based synth-pop artist, Loren Berí, releases his third single, “Greta’s Inn,” today, this time featuring multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi (of Montreal, One Jupiter). Picking up where “Prince V,” left off, the two narrate the story of characters they find in an otherworldly tavern, Greta’s Inn, in a fictionalized version of New York City. Loren Berí’s debut EP, Stray Cat Kingdom, a five-track collection written and recorded by Berí, is due out July 20, 2022 and available for pre-order now.
Marvel Years- Have A Cigar
Shape-shifting producer and multi-instrumentalist Marvel Years has dedicated his career to redefining electronic music’s traditional genre boundaries.
Marvel Years puts his hybrid instrumentation-production prowess on full display in his new Pink Floyd tribute EP Have A Cigar, inspired by childhood years spent listening to classic rock.
Tech Chase- Erased
After garnering 36,0000 streams on his last two singles and receiving 100+ comments from fans requesting him to release his next track, Nashville EDM artist Tech Chase is back on May 27th with his song ‘Erased’. The track was inspired by a situation that many EDM producers know too well– having your computer die on you! At the beginning of the pandemic, Tech Chase’s MacBook that he learned to produce on was unexpectedly wiped of all its data. Anger and sadness were the first emotions he experienced, but as time went on, those feelings turned into gratitude and happiness. He started to remember all the memories he had made on this computer and all the growth that had taken place in those early years. Those feelings of youth and nostalgia inspired the euphoric sounds of ‘Erased.’
KVB- Unity Remixes EP
The KVB just released Unity – Remixes EP via Invada Record. The EP includes reworked versions of songs featured on their acclaimed album Unity by Drab Majesty, trentemøller, Moa Moa, Principleasure, maXlon & the band themselves.
Malligator/ Because Music
Cerrone x Colapesce x Dimartino- Non Chiamarmi Mai
Cerrone, the godfather of 70s disco has joined forces with Italian stars Colapesce and Dimartino on new single ‘Non Chiamarmi Mai’, out now via Malligator / Because Music.
Translated as “Never Call Me”, the track is a new, italo-disco take on the original song ‘Call Me Tonight’ released by Cerrone in 1979. This new version combines the original’s sound with new Italian pop influences to create a transcontinental disco floorfiller for the summer.
Diamond Dallas Tex- The Afters EP
Lucid purveyor of the sounds of the underground, Diamond Dallas Tex is the techno alter ego of hardcore artist Lil Texas. After releasing lead single “Elevate” to critical acclaim in early May of 2022, Diamond Dallas Tex excitedly unveils his high-octane debut body of work under his new alias, The Afters. The Afters EP is available on Friday, May 27 via mau5trap.
Mind of a Genius
Mindchatter x Kyle Watson – Let’s Go Dancing
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer Mindchatter is having a blistering 2022. Fresh off the heels of his acclaimed sophomore album, DREAM SOUP (which EDM.com hailed as one of the ‘22 Game-Changing Electronic Albums coming in 2022’ ), Mindchatter headlined his own North American tour which stopped through New York, Los Angeles and Chicago in addition to marking his Coachella debut.
Bottled Up- Grand Bizzare
BEAUZ- Keep On Dancing
Electronic music duo BEAUZ cemented their dance-pop reign today, returning to Monstercat with their highly-anticipated single, “Keep On Dancing.” True to its name, it’s a dancefloor anthem packed with BEAUZ’s signature glistening synths, infectious vocals from Heleen, and catchy melodies. The vibrant tune encourages listeners to stay true to themselves; a guiding principle at the core of the duo’s artistic identity.
Following the release of “Vertigo,” one of his best-performing singles to date,
UK house prodigy Curbi returned to Monstercat today, unleashing his new bass house record, “Flying.” A complex mixture of melodic and heavy sounds, the single is a testament to Curbi’s boundary-pushing sound design as the soft pads and floating vocals fit in perfectly with the aggressive bass stabs and thumping drums. Committed to showcasing all the complex flavours of his sound, Curbi is constantly challenging genre conventions and going against the grain of what his fellow peers are producing. With its alluring vocals and driving energy, “Flying” is yet another impressive offering from the talented producer, further cementing him as a tastemaker in the house space.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs- The Sleeper
Today, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs releases ‘The Sleeper’, a 4 minute ballad that is a window into the difficult emotions of love and relationships. The track marks the third release from the forthcoming album ‘When the Lights Go’ due out in July on his own label imprint Nice Age.
Jason Ross- Hate This Kind Of Love
Planet E Communications
Planet E 30
Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications remains one of most seminal strongholds for the exploration of modern music. Designed as an independent vehicle for the showcase of Detroit musical excellence and beyond, the label continues to defy expectations through its seamless bridging of genres, era, and sonics. Today, Planet E celebrates its 30 year anniversary with the release of the ‘Planet E 30, a wide reaching journey into a catalog defined by the constant reimagination of what the future holds. The compilation will be exclusive to Bandcamp this weekend.
Tom & Collins- No Me Importa
On this gorgeously transporting slice of organica, Mexican house & tech maestros Tom & Collins team up with Haiti’s Francis Mercier, whose song ‘Sete’ with Blond:ish and Amadou & Mariam was one of the breakout dance tracks of the year, reaching #2 on Beatport, garnering praise in Billboard and play from Pete Tong and Black Coffee. Sure to light up dancefloors from Ibiza to Burning Man and beyond, ‘No Me Importa’ is out on Realm Records, Gorgon City’s bespoke label of quality international floor-fillers.
boerd- Stay feat. Stella Explorer
Bård Ericson is a Swedish producer and classically trained musician, boerd. Since joining the Anjuna label family back in 2018 with his mini-LP ‘Static’ and follow up album ‘Misplaced’ on sister imprint Anjunadeep, boerd’s penchant for stirring organic productions and songwriting has seen him supported by the likes of Sian Eleri on BBC Radio 1, Billboard and Clash Magazine and garnered over 25 million streams.
Julian Jordan – HYPER HOUSE EP
After one year of hard work, hundreds of sessions and a distinctive selection process, Julian Jordan is releasing his EP ‘HYPER HOUSE’ today. Building his signature sound over the last couple of years, this EP felt like the perfect next step in his career.
Zerb – Shake For Me
Back for his second release on STMPD RCRDS, Zerb is continuing his relationship with the label with ‘Shake For Me’. Following up on ‘DNACID’, ‘Shake For Me’ is inspired by 90s club music and is here to make people dance. Across Brazil, Zerb is already known as a true prodigy of electronic music and is now broadening that status to the rest of the world.
Clér Letiv – Circles
Also back with the second release of his STMPD catalogue is Clér Letiv with ‘Circles’. The touches of Afro House combined with deep analog synths make it the perfect tune for a night drive. Inspired by artists like Howling and Black Coffee, the track talks about trying to move on while being stuck in a relationship. The line ‘’We’re running in circles’’ pictures not being able to move forward all because of a person that is best to let you.
Kice- Let’s Move On
Not long after the release of his effervescent piano-house single “Stuck With You”, Kice is preparing to march into the summer season with one of his most intoxicating productions yet, “Let’s Move On.” Commemorating the brighter days ahead that we’ve all been waiting for after a seemingly hopeless couple of years, the slick new cut exemplifies the Chicago-based multi-talent’s knack to craft an unequivocally positive, feel-good tune. Out now, “Let’s Move On” is an endlessly playable showstopper with a dance-infused flair.
Courtney Jaye- Hymns and Hallelucinations
Tropicali Records and acclaimed Kaua’i/Los Angeles-based songwriter Courtney Jaye are pleased to announce the release of Hymns and Hallelucinations, the highly anticipated and ambitious new LP with accompanying full-length album visual/”video trip” that Jaye calls “an introspective, meditative, psychedelic exploration into the soul of a woman: her rage, her confusion, her sadness, her sexuality, her defiance, her darkness, her strength and her light.” Like the album, the Joshua Shoemaker-directed film is the story of a woman “discovering the deepest parts of herself as she faces her fears head-on, evolving along the way and becoming illuminated to the Ultimate Power behind it all,” as Jaye states.
Universal Music Germany
Felix Jaehn- Do It Better feat. Zoe Wees
After opening the year with a mega-collaboration, ‘Rain In Ibiza’ with UK talent, Calum Scott, and anonymous duo, The Stickmen Project, Felix Jaehn is back with a certified smash in ‘Do It Better’ featuring German popstar Zoe Wees. Out now, the single is available to stream across all platforms via Universal Music.
K+ Lab- Forever Never
Dispersing his first single of 2022, K+Lab imprints his heaviest iteration of funk yet on Westwood with “Forever Never” featuring Cleva Thoughts. Teaming with the DMV native, the New Zealand act takes listeners through an exploration of ominous dubstep, breakbeat rhythms, synthed out escapades and retro soundscapes with full-throttle production at the helm.