Hey everyone. Can you believe it’s November 12th? I say that every week but seriously, I’m shocked at how quickly time flies. The Festival Voice is back with all the latest news for you. Check in with us next week to see what is new, including an NFT for the week!
Sven Väth on Atlanticus
4th Level Records
Louis Futon- Couchsurfing
When experimental electronic producer Louis Futon left his native Philadelphia for Los Angeles, he found himself bouncing between friends’ couches for a year. The experience was one of the best times of his life, with each day bringing new adventures and spaces to explore. And yet, despite the discontinuity of settling into a new city, Futon perceived a common thread between every new place he stayed: he always felt at home. Now, Futon is unleashing Couchsurfing, his sophomore LP that seeks to pay homage to that journey by creating a coherent vibe across a spectrum of sounds.
Josh Pan– go with the fire Video
In his first release since his hit collaboration “Supersonic (My Existence)” with Skrillex, Josh Pan delivers “go with the fire” and its accompanying music video. Directed by Dante Marino, Pan’s “go with the fire” music video is available now via 88rising, and serves as the first installment of a 2-part short film. The music video follows its protagonist, a man draped in angel wings, and a woman, his intrepid sidekick. Chronicling various heists performed by the elusive pair, the video sees the man and woman stealing diamond-encrusted watches from a jewelry store to hot-wiring cars. Culminating in one adrenaline packed final scene, the pair are seen breaking into a villa, where the angel wing adorned protagonist finds a familiar angel bust. Upon picking up the angel figurine, the homeowner stumbles upon the pair, and chases the angel-winged man outside before the story’s fateful end. A producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Pan is a jack-of-all-trades. Never sticking to any singular genre or conventional style, Josh Pan constantly reinvents the wheel of what artistic breadth can and should be. His latest “go with the fire” reflects his ever-changing artistic pursuits, and is best described as a dive into the unknown, or as Pan puts it, “going with the fire.”
All Day I Dream
Valentin Huedo- Tonight EP
On Friday, November 12, Ibiza’s finest Valentín Huedo will present the serene and cleansing TONIGHT EP. Finding a fitting home on Lee Burridges’ magical All Day I Dream label, the project explores dynamic styles while staying rooted in melodic house. Explore the serene soundscapes and lush instrumentals spread out across 3 original tracks on TONIGHT.
Chris Giuliano- Off the Wall
Chris Giuliano is back on the release radar with ‘Off The Wall’, the DJ/producer’s third release of 2021. It directly follows the esteemed powerhouse’s August-released hit ‘Running With The Wind’ with Natalie Major, as well as his reworks of Airo and Robert B’s ‘The Distant’ and Dan Stone’s ‘Back To You’. Out now via Anjunabeats, ‘Off The Wall’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Alan Fitzpatrick- A Call Out For Love
Franky Wah- Bring Me Back to You
One of the UK’s biggest breakout dance acts of the past few years, Franky Wah made his Anjunadeep debut earlier this year with ‘Should Have Seen It Coming’, feat. AETHO. The Yorkshireman’s label debut racked up over 30 BBC Radio 1 plays, including a Hottest record accolade from Annie Mac, SiriusXM playlist support, and over 4 million streams in the past 8 months. In 2021 alone, he’s released a string of chart-topping originals, collaborating with some of the biggest names in dance music including Carl Cox, Lee Foss, Cristoph, and Sasha.
Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray- No Rival (NERO Remix)
Anjunadeep warmly welcomes legendary electronic act NERO for their Anjunadeep debut with their remix of Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray’s ‘No Rival!’.
The remix sees the collision of two worlds for Joseph Ray as he partners with fellow NERO founding member Daniel Stephens to reinterpret his single with Lakou Mizik. Building on the fervent, unrestrained energy of the original, the duo harness the passion of its chants, Rara horns, and percussion, to transform it into an electrifying, bass-heavy two-step anthem. The fourth single off the album ‘Leave the Bones’, ’No Rival! pays homage to Rara, the music of the Haitian streets. Just like the original, NERO’s remix of ‘No Rival!’ is full of swagger, like the bands that march through the towns of the island nation, toasting and trying to outdo one another. Retaining the spirit of the lyrics, the remix emphatically says “Listen up! There’s no better band than Lakou Mizik!”
Qrion- Proud Music Video
Tenaj- Forever feat. CalVee
Switzerland native Tenaj has been making waves the past couple of months with her recent singles ‘Never Let Me Go’ and ‘Secret Seduction’ with Luca Marchetta. Now back with her latest release ‘Forever’ with Romanian producer, CalVee, the fast-rising talent once again showcases her expansive musical style and dominating production capabilities. Out now via C-Fast’s imprint C-Future Records, ‘Forever’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Catz ‘N’ Dogz- Rendezvous / Nasty
Polish production legends Catz ‘n Dogz journey to Club Sweat to drop a double A-side ready to set the rave-craving animals out of their cage, releasing “Rendezvous / Nasty.” The duo have creatively crafted a double A-side oozing floor-to-floor elixir, to skillfully entice underground cavern connoisseurs. As those punters find their way to their dancefloor destination they are met with the aptly named “Rendezvous” a tech-house heater that couples deep stomping kickdrums, with underlying techno textures for an insatiable groove that is augmented by the deep yet sensual melodies of R&B vocalist Raymoane. The pace is turned up a notch on the flip-side, with stank-face inducing textures apropos for the title of “Nasty” a tune that layers the hypnotic and conspicuous vocals of Kiddy Smile over a bounce-loaded bassline with underlying rhythmic drums and sirens to evoke a bustling party atmosphere.
Claptone, the mysterious DJ and producer releases his third studio album, Closer via Different Recordings / PIAS, featuring a string of collaborators and pop icons including Barry Manilow, Seal and many more.
Closer has been in the making for over three years and showcases a natural development in sound for Claptone. The album has been co-produced by Stuart Price, the three-time Grammy-winning electronic musician, DJ, songwriter, and record producer known for his work with artists such as Madonna, The Killers, Dua Lipa and Pet Shop Boys. The aptly titled album is the next phase of the enigmatic artist’s musical evolution following the 2018 LP, Fantast and the 2015 debut, Charmer.
Marie Nyx- Elysium Remix Package
The compilation begins with Delusional co-founder Maude Vôs’ collaborative remix of “Out of the Shadows” called “Into the Light,” which she produced alongside whoistheMETRO. The track transforms from the original into an atmospheric broken beat journey of auditory euphoria. Kana Hishiya’s remix of “Up for Air” is an ever-evolving minimal house groover with a deep bassline, catchy synth lead, bright synth stabs, and a broken beat bridge. Tau0n’s necr0mancer remix of “Occult Reveries” is a dystopian heavy-hitting techno composition with fierce growls, suspenseful builds, and a driving bassline. The compilation then comes to an end with ILAŸDA’s progressive melodic techno remix of “Out of the Shadows,” beginning with a euphonious ambient pad that builds into bold drum rhythms layered with multiple synth stabs and melodies.
GG Magree & Aaron Gillespie- Tear You Apart
Following her flaming romance-filled single “Loving You Kills Me” via Dim Mak, Aussie powerhouse DJ/producer GG Magree impresses with her fierce voice and epic production on new Electronic Rock single “Tear You Apart,” featuring insane vocals from metalcore band Underoath’s very own lead vocalist, Aaron Gillespie. Through her production and voice, GG Magree elegantly fuses rock and electronic elements together and shows her triple-threat artist talents as a singer, producer, and writer. Debuting this single as a live vocal performance at EDC Las Vegas, “Tear You Apart” received an insane crowd reaction, and also gained a spot in Spotify’s “Rocktronic” and Apple Music’s “New In Rock” playlists.
Lubelski- Happy Accidents Album
Lubelski releases the ‘Happy Accidents’ LP on DIRTYBIRD and announces additional dates for the accompanying album tour kicking off today in Boston.
Written over a six week stretch of modular jam tracking and long nights of isolation, the album represents a moment in Lubelski’s career when he discarded the rule book and wrote with a renewed sense of creative freedom. This feeling is exuded at every twist and turn on the record, disregarding any preconceptions people might have had about him or the label.
Edwin- Summer High
Honduran-American DJ and producer Edwin is back with a fresh, new single following his debut with ‘Day & Night’ in August. His latest, ‘Summer High’ once again sees him join forces with mentor, John Debo, who is known for his studio techniques and releases on Bedrock and Selador, as well as his work as an Assistant Professor at the established Berklee College of Music. With the aid of Debo, Edwin continues the exciting launch of his blossoming music career with ‘Summer High’, which is out now.
Equal Vision Records
Hot Water Music- Killing Void Video
Equal Vision Records and acclaimed American punk band Hot Water Music are excited to announce the Friday, March 18, 2022 release of the band’s brand new studio album, Feel The Void (pre-order HERE). Featuring the return of producer Brian McTernan (Turnstile, Converge, Thrice, Texas is the Reason), Feel The Void offers up a torrent of resilience that strives for light in the context of personal and global darkness across its 12 energetic and impassioned songs.
James Carter- Could Have Been You
Following on from the viral Tik Tok success of ‘’Hands In The Fire’ and his very recent release ‘Heaven’, James Carter returns with ‘It Could Have Been You’, out today via FFRR.
‘It Could Have Been You’ is a slick piece of Pop Dance meets Deep House, full and warm bass sublime vocals, sharp squelchy synths and is built to make you feel good.
Future Classic/GlassNote Records
Flight Facilities- Forever EP
The FOREVER LP is a masterful display of musical versatility from Flight Facilities and the culminating result of a musical playground colored by experimentation. Experts at navigating between genres and combining unlikely pairings, FOREVER sees them dip into their vast archives and pull out everything from Chicago house to techno, orchestral strings, indie electronica and more. Working alongside longtime friend and collaborator, Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma, the creative partnership melded Jimmy and Hugo’s ideas together with a quintessential confluence of Flight Facilities’ timeless style and feeling.
Kallaghan & Melii- How You Like That
Fusing cutting edge house music stormers with today’s hip hop and R&B swagger, Billboard-charting French producer Kallaghan is one of the hottest new electronic music artists on the scene. Hot off the heels of ‘Gettin Off’, his infectious and uplifting track with viral sensations Ayo & Teo, Kallaghan rounds off the year with a full-on future house heater featuring the inimitable Melii. One of the hottest new names on the rap/R&B scene, the 22 year old Melii has already collaborated with Cardi B, A Boogie With A Hoodie, 6lack and has been featured in Complex, The Fader, Billboard, Nylon and Flaunt.
Maddy O’Neil & Marvel Years- Don’t Stop Feat. Lummingbird
Electronica darling Maddy O’Neal and multi-instrumentalist Marvey Years have electrified the electronic community with good times and flavorful, energized electronic music. Amidst their joint-tour, the versatile producers are set to release their latest collab, “Don’t Stop ft. Lummingbird,” which drops this Friday, Nov. 12th.
Vintage Culture & James Hype
Vintage Culture and James Hype are teaming up to lay claim to being the dancefloors favourite with their bouncing, housey, club focussed single, “You Give Me a Feeling,” serving as their debut appearance on Insomniac Records.
With thousands of miles sitting between them, two of the most in-demand dance exports are closing the geographical gap from their respective origins by way of a temperature raising cross-continental collab. The beloved Brazilian iconoclast Vintage Culture is met halfway by breakout UK sensation James Hype, as they come together to concoct an irrepressible potion of sublime tech house.
After releasing their critically acclaimed 2020 debut EP Human Learning, mysterious techno outfit Kasablanca take to mau5trap for “Cronus.” Available now via the deadmau5-run label, “Cronus” is the first release of an exciting 2-part project from Kasablanca.
Papa Khan- The Tide
As one of the most talked-about artists to break out in 2021, Indonesian bass producer Papa Khan made his Monstercat debut today with the intoxicating new dubstep single, “The Tide.” His experimental production techniques and Eastern-inspired sound design have positioned him as a future-state headliner with global promise. Sweeping the dance scene since 2018, he quickly became the premier signee on Marshmello’s Joytime Collective label. Finding support in everyone from Skrillex to Illenium, “The Tide” is a flawless representation of that versatile appeal. Fans can anticipate more groundbreaking music from Papa Khan on Monstercat next year.
PROFF- Whale Song
Following a string of successful releases including the contrasting singles “Dark Magic” and “Light Magic,” Russian producer PROFF returned to Monstercat today with his dreamy new track, “Whale Song.” The transportive song showcases PROFF’s unique psychedelic take on organic house as the soft piano keys, atmospheric pads, and bright chords take listeners on an otherworldly musical journey. PROFF’s signature “Proffgressive” style is found in the crisp percussion and deep bassline that carry gentle but vibrant energy throughout. The masterful sound design found in “Whale Song” is a testament to PROFF’s extensive musical background, further cementing him as one of Russia’s most lauded producers in the space.
Freddie Future- Haunted
Up-and-coming dance-pop artist Freddie Future is back once again with ‘Haunted’, yet another groundbreaking sonic masterpiece. The musician’s latest original production is paired alongside an enthralling visual accompaniment, and also directly follows ‘Loving You (So High)’ from the tail end of this August, marking it as the talent’s second release of the year so far. Additionally, it follows up previous acclaimed singles, such as 2019’s ‘Leave Me Cold’, ‘Too Heavy’, and ‘Like It Never Happened’. Out now via Physical Presents, ‘Haunted’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Nurko & Chandler- Worth It
Returning to the release radar after his recent single with William Black, ‘Worth It,’ esteemed DJ and producer Nurko is back with the first single off of his upcoming EP, due for release early of next year. The new single, ‘Disappearing Now,’ sees Nurko teaming up with Chandler Leighton for vocals, serving listeners a taste of what’s in store for his EP. Out now via Proximity, ‘Disappearing Now’ is available across all streaming platforms.
Dolly Parton- Jolene (Destructo Remix)
Recently heralded at #63 of the 100 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone, music legend Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is one of country music’s most beloved tracks. Today, November 12, RCA/Sony Music Entertainment has released the “Jolene (DESTRUCTO Remix)” as a rare official remix, crossing the song into new musical territory.
Saturna’s newest single, “Leaving,” is a mystical canvas that allows listeners to paint their own picture. Out via Sacred Hive Records on November 12th, this track omits not only a hopeful tone that may awaken feelings of being in a new and unknown space but also feelings of uncertainty that comes from leaving behind a place that feels like home. Saturna incorporates melodic temper with heavy bass fills that blend seamlessly throughout. You’ll instantly fall in love with the organic warmth “Leaving” brings and get the perfect taste of what’s to come on his full EP dropping November 26th.
Slow Roast Records
BAILO- TRAPPED OUT II
Texas-based DJ and producer BAILO has spearheaded the movement to bring back the sound of trap music from the genre’s golden years, beginning with his 2020 Trapped Out EP followed by his latest single “EAGLE VZN.” Now, BAILO returns with an arsenal of ruthless trap cuts on TRAPPED OUT II, his latest collection to pay homage to his roots.
The Underachievers & Two Fresh- Harrison Ford
Hip Hop group The Underachievers and twin producer duo Two Fresh have teamed up for a collaboration with virtual artist LV4, ‘Harrison Ford’ out November 12th on Spirit Bomb, distributed by Los Angeles based record label Alpha Pup.
AREA21- Greatest Hits Vol. 1
AREA21 have released their long-awaited debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1. The album is a culmination of not only the 12 songs written, produced, and performed by acclaimed DJ/producer Martin Garrix and Producer/songwriter Maejor, who between them have worked with some of music’s biggest artists including Bono, G-Eazy, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, and Khalid, but also a global visual project in the form of a series of videos by award-winning animation studio Titmouse, Inc. (Dua Lipa, Run the Jewels) which took 9 months to complete, with work by 60 artists from 10 countries. This album also marks the first album release by AREA21 co-creator Garrix.
Silque – I Wanna Luv U & Touch Me Baby
Silque are back on STMPD RCRDS with a brand double-sided EP outing by the name of ‘I Wanna Luv U & Touch Me Baby’. Fresh from their home studio in Rotterdam, the EP was made during lockdown times. The productions on this EP were made to get the feeling of partying again, and they sure do.
The Him – Not Alone
The Him’s latest track ‘Not Alone’ represents a new, more clubby style he’s been experimenting with. Fusing future house with some UK and EDM influences, the style came when he was creating whatever he wanted in the studio without thinking too much.
OOTORO – Maniac
Jakarta based house producer OOTORO keeps pushing the limits of house music and his newest track ‘Maniac’ is no different. Following his releases ‘Breaking Away’ and ‘Beat Like This’, he is coming back to STMPD with another dance-worthy sound. Taking inspiration from the UK house scene, leads OOTORO to his style of groovy but hard hitting bass house music.
Stylus Records/Ignition Records
Stereophonics- Do Ya Feel My Love Video
As Stereophonics celebrate over a quarter-century as a cornerstone of British rock, “Do Ya Feel My Love?” feels like a flashback to years past, with the Welsh rockers’ trademark formula returning with a future anthem and fan favorite in the making. Driven by garage-like drums, punchy bass and guitar alike—with Kelly Jones’ signature tones lacing the verses before the anthemic refrain rises in the chorus—this track exhibits the durability and uniqueness of Jones’ vocal range and lyricism. Watch the video for the single, a stunning energetic band performance directed by Maxim Kelly for Caviar.
Goldie- Sunlight feat. Lady Blackbird
The upcoming new album from the duo spans genres and weaves its way in and out of drum & bass, techno, electronica and soul music, stitching tapestries together to create a soundtrack that would feel as at home in the club as it would vibrating through solitary headphones. The record, which features some incredibly exciting and varied names including neo soul up and comer Greentea Peng, south London alt-jazz hero Tom Misch, and British blues and soul vocalist Natalie Duncan, shows off both the rich history and calibre of Goldie and James Davidson individually but also how they can create something together that’s so cohesive and forward thinking. The sound the duo have been able to create is also partly due to their geographical locations over the past 18 months, bouncing ideas between Davidson’s studio in Bournemouth on the south coast and Goldie’s house in Phuket, Thailand; showing two songwriters and producers at the top of their game responding to a year and a half in very different atmospheres but similar trying circumstances.