Happy November 6th! The Festival Voice is back with our weekly roundup feature. Check in for us next week!
Alex Poet- Glide
Having teased us with a batch of infectious offerings including ‘Evergreen’, ‘Glide’, and ‘Mano’, Brazilian DJ and producer Alex Poet shares his highly-anticipated 5-track EP, ‘Glide’. Serving as an ode to summer, the opus marks the start of a new chapter in Alex’s musical journey and sees the blossoming talent experiment with a uniquely melodic-driven sound, whilst remaining true to his house music roots. From start-to-finish, this unique collection of records utilises space and simplicity; subtle yet complex in its undergrowth. Paving the way for a hypnotic and dynamic club experience, ‘Glide’ EP is slated for release on November 4.
FutureSound and the pioneering spatial audio musician and composer Junkerry announce Ama
Jimmy Kyriacou, the founder of FutureSound is dedicated to showcasing the incredible potential of music through uniting industry thought leaders, innovators and the passionately curious. FutureSound have collaborated with professional sound system manufacturer L-Acoustics and E
Ameli Paul- Encore
Following the critically lauded release of their intoxicating Musca EP back in October, German live act and vocal electronica outfit Ameli Paul now unveil Encore – the second remarkable single to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Echoes of Memoria due at the end of November.
Art Basal Parties
ASHBA- Cryptonite fea. Sarah de Warren
Acclaimed producer, songwriter and multi-platinum EDGEOUT/UMG/UMe recording artist, ASHBA drops his latest single, “Cryptonite” Ft. Sarah de Warren.
“It was a pleasure collaborating with Sarah on our new single “Cryptonite,” says ASHBA. “We had a crazy idea to write a song around falling in love in the metaverse and losing all concept of reality. More now than ever, people are creating their perfect digital life online while neglecting their real lives. So we thought it would be interesting to put that into a song.” Adds Sarah, “we ended up writing a tragic love story based in the metaverse. When you can be anybody you want, and create a perfect world around you, then you suddenly have everything to lose. At some point you have to wake back up and face reality.”
Badflite – Pieces
Presenting a completely different side to himself and his music, Badflite has created ‘Pieces’. Inspired mainly by trip-hop, different bass music genres, and artists such as Flume and Skrillex he is reinventing himself after a long pause.
Begonia- Right Here
Begonia—the solo project of alt-pop Canadian artist Alexa Dirks—confirms her second studio album, Powder Blue, set for release on February 24 via Birthday Cake Records; pre-save/pre-order HERE. The first album single “Right Here” debuts today alongside an accompanying video.
Bok Nero- Toxic Rain
BTTRFLY Quintet- Coast
BTTRFLY Quintet hails the coming-together of a number of high-profile touring funk, jazz, soul and electronic musicians and producers from Denver, Colorado.
The supergroup releases their anticipated debut record, Coast, via Mocean Records – a ten-track package that satisfies the group’s collective love for adventurous, improvisational, futuristic soul-jazz.
Camp Cope- Sing Your Heart Out
National treasures Camp Cope today share their latest music video of Running With The Hurricane LP closing track, ‘Sing Your Heart Out‘, edited by Natalie van den Dungen.
Casmalia- Is It A Dream
Rising San Diego-based talent Casmalia makes her glorious return to the release radar with her new single, ‘Is It a Dream’. Heavily influenced by disco, Detroit-style techno and 90’s hip hop, Casmalia’s infectious sound design can be described as bass-heavy, touching both ends of the spectrum ranging from minimal to melodic. The latest to come from the multi-faceted talent follows directly on the heels of her October-released collaborative hit ‘Escape From You’ with Sean Lafayette, which found a home on IN/ROTATION. ‘Is It a Dream’ is slated for release on November 4 via Farris Wheel Recordings.
Eric Hilton- Something for Byrd
Montserrat House Music and veteran producer/artist Eric Hilton are excited to announce the Friday, November 18 release of Present Past and Future, the downtempo pioneer’s forthcoming EP. Sonically, Present Past and Future shifts between jazz-tinged drum-n-bass and laid-back urban funk, with a dusty ambience throughout that will tick the trip-hop genre box for many. But Hilton’s crate-digging, vinyl connoisseur aesthetic brought disparate influences into the creation of this new offering, with nods to trumpeter Donald Byrd, jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, and legendary American record production team the Mizell Brothers.
Leading the collection is “Something for Byrd,” a tune that gets a big bump in pedigree via a guest appearance by Brian Jackson, the sonic architect of Gil Scott-Heron’s most classic recordings. Gil was the genius jazz poet — and Brian Jackson wrote the music — their partnership lasting from 1974 to 1980, the period considered to be Scott-Heron’s most fruitful. In recent years, Hilton developed a friendship with Jackson, culminating in a guest appearance on Present Past and Future, along with other as-yet unreleased music.
Eric Kupper- A Lifetime of Dance Music
If the ideal greatest hits collection captures the fundamental truth about an artist, Eric Kupper’s – “A Lifetime In Dance Music” highlights an envious catalogue, extraordinary production skills and ultimately reveals a passionate maven of house music.
Frameworks- BLUE LIGHT
Now, Frameworks unveils “BLUE LIGHT,” an emotive, electronic masterpiece alongside Australian vocalist Cleopold. With propulsive rhythms and elegant, melodic synth layers, “BLUE LIGHT” is a pensive listening experience that evokes scenic imagery through its rich, ornate textures.
Franky Wah & Sasha- I’ll Never Change (SHÈN Edit)
Revealing the first details of a vault of new music which has been played out in Franky’s sets all year, This Is SHÈN is unveiled with a new collaborative single with dance music visionary Sasha. I’ll Never Change (SHÈN Edit) is released today and was written as two versions by Sasha and Franky in 2021. Originally, I’ll Never Change featured on Sasha’s celebrated 2021 album LUZoSCURA with Franky’s SHÈN Edit marking the opening taster of a run of new singles from his upcoming mixtape.
Golden Features- Endit
Acclaimed Australian electronic producer Golden Features (AKA Tom Stell) returns with his third single of the year ‘Endit’ featuring Rromarin, out now via Foreign Family Collective / Warner Music Australia.
Harrison Barron- Home
At 27 years old, Nashville, TN native Harrison Barron, otherwise known as ‘Barron,’ has proven early in his career that he’s a rising talent in EDM that should be paid close attention to. With a sound that can be described as energetic and euphoric but also deeply emotional, Barron was able to strike a chord with numerous listeners of the electronic genre right off the bat with his debut releases.
He continues on his path of dropping magical sounding music via the release of a new music video for his song “Home”. The beautifully nature fueled visuals feel as good as ever and are the perfect backdrop for his angelic soundscape.
Jackson Wooten- From a Warm Valley
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jackson Wooten shares his newest 4-track EP, From a Warm Valley (out now via all DSPs). The sentiment of the release evokes peace amongst the confusion human emotion. It is a call to embrace the stillness of moments that allow it.
Jack White- A Tip From You To Me
Ahead of his first solo Australian show in 10 years at Harvest Rock Festival, Jack White shares an official live performance video for ‘A Tip From You To Me‘, premiered today via YouTube.
J. J. Cale- Call Me The Breeze (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
The infectious rendition of J.J. Cale’s classic “Call Me The Breeze,” performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their legendary 20-show run at the Fillmore is out now, with an accompanying video directed and hand-illustrated by Emmy Award-winning Jeff Scher; watch/share HERE and listen/share HERE. The new track is taken from the highly-anticipated Live at the Fillmore (1997)—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ first live record in over a decade—set for release November 25 on Warner Records.
John Summit- Show Me
Chart-topping artist Joji’s highly-anticipated new album SMITHEREENS is out today via longtime label 88rising, following his recent nomination in the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘Song Of The Year’ for ‘Glimpse Of Us‘.
Justin Mylo & Robbie Mendez – Times Like These
After Justin Mylo reached out to Robbie Mendez, their track ‘Times Like These’ was born before they both even knew it. The track is an upbeat and uplifting song that talks about enjoying every moment, which is fitting for Mendez’s STMPD debut and the sentiment that comes with it for him.
Kainalu- Turned Around
Madison, WI-based rising psychedelic-funk multi-instrumentalist Kainalu shares his highly anticipated sophomore LP Ginseng Hourglass out everywhere now along with the lyric video for the latest single “Turned Around.” Shop exclusive Kainalu merch on sale now here and join Kainalu for the official album release parties in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL on December 2nd and December 3rd with tickets on sale now here and here
Kelsey Magnuson- Don’t Budge
Olympia, WA-based indie rock singer-songwriter Kelsey Magnuson shares her debut LP, Don’t Budge (out now via Earth Libraries). With her band, Kelsey creates lyric-heavy songs with catchy licks that convey her feelings on making out, growing out of your twenties, and sports as a metaphor for polyamory. Throughout her debut LP, she draws inspiration from other femme rock musicians such as Julie Doiron, Haley Heynderickx, and Hannah Mohan (And the Kids).
Kimbra- Playing With Fire
Two-time Grammy award winner Kimbra announces her new podcast ‘Playing With Fire‘ in partnership with TalkHouse. The new interview series will see Kimbra diving into deep and intimate conversations with fellow creatives. The first three episodes are out today and feature conversations with Mitski, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Jedidiah Jenkins
KUČKA- Not There
Producer-vocalist KUČKA rounds out the year with her new single ‘Not There‘, out today via LuckyMe / Soothsayer.
Brooklyn-based band LAPÊCHE is excited to share the official video for their latest single “Slight” (stream / order). The video debuted today at New Noise Magazine and the single is available on streaming platforms on now for any playlist shares. The band’s Dave Diem says, ““Slight” is about the experience of living life in a constant state of bracing for impact. Dancing, as a form of letting go, of empowering acceptance, becomes a way to cease tensing against life as it is. We hope the video brings some joy.” The dancing seen in the video was performed by fan and friend of the band, Amber Drea and the video was edited by Marcus DeMaio.
Maren Morris- Humble Quest: In Rare Form
Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris unveils Humble Quest: In Rare Form, featuring seven stripped-back versions of tracks from her critically acclaimed album Humble Quest, accompanied by videos directed by Nicki Fletcher and Mason Allen—listen here and watch here. Maren and her band self-produced the project, which was recorded at her bandmate Bennett Lewis’ summer camp Camp Wayfarer in Flat Rock, North Carolina during a break from tour.
Matt Butler- Time To Be A Man
New York-based musician and traveling storyteller Matt Butler recently unveiled Reckless Son—a one man show of words and music inspired by his experiences performing in prisons across the country, which he debuted at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall a few weeks ago and will continue to perform.
Butler will release an EP of music from the show, Reckless Son, on January 27. The first track, “Time To Be A Man,” debuts today.
Matt Corby- Problems
Matt Corby, the multi-award winning songwriter and producer, today shares his latest offering through ‘Problems‘, debuting a newly canvassed creative canon.
Mirrorball- Tinsel for a Tear
Mirrorball unveils “Tinsel for a Tear,” the anticipated new single from their upcoming EP produced by Chris Coady. Mirrorball — vocalist Alexandra Johnstone (ex-White Dove) and multi-instrumentalist Scott Watson — debuted in 2019 with a pair of dreamy pop songs released via Dangerbird Records.
Moby & Akemi Fox- Fall Back
For the latest release on Moby’s new label, Always Centered at Night, the label pays homage to trip-hop’s most formative era with the steamy new single from Moby and Akemi Fox entitled “Fall Back.” One of Manchester’s soothing alternative R&B artists, Akemi Fox channels the golden voices of Tricky protégé Martina Topley Bird and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards on a song that grabs the soul.
Molly Payton- Compromise
London-based, New Zealand-raised Molly Payton releases her new EP Compromise, out now via The Orchard. The EP is completed by the final single ‘Ruins’, which arrives alongside a new video, and follows previous singles ‘Handle’ and ‘Do It All The Same’.
MUST DIE!- FERAL FANTASY
Seattle native MUST DIE! is overcoming genre boundaries like never before with his newest album FERAL FANTASY. Bringing the wildest offering of music from him so far, FERAL FANTASY includes everything from state of the art sound design, to classic rave stabs and breaks, and everything in-between.
OCULA- On The Run
Quickly becoming an internationally-recognized name in the melodic house circuit, burgeoning producer OCULA returned to Monstercat today with his anticipated EP, ‘On The Run.’ Unearthing a newfound maturity in his artistry, the four-track package sees OCULA transition from his familiar uplifting structures to euphoric vocal-led tracks and moody club cuts. Leading with breathtaking vocals from South African singer-songwriter Julia Church, the title single is a cathartic journey that embodies the evolution of OCULA’s boundary-pushing sounds with a hypnotic instrumental and a melancholic yet ethereal feel. Capturing his tenacious momentum on the label, the EP features his recent atmospheric hit “Renaissance (feat. Luke Coulson)” alongside the fan-favourite “Try Me” and new track “Waiting.”
Oliver Sim- GMT
Oliver Sim debuts a remix of “GMT” from legendary artist and musician Wolfgang Tillmans and his production partner Marc Krether—listen here. Longtime mutual admirers, this is the first official collaboration between the two.
Pabllo Vittar- Ameianoite
Global pop icon, activist, and drag queen Pabllo Vittar today shares the visual accompaniment for her latest single ‘Ameianoite’, featuring fellow Brazilian drag artist Gloria Groove out via Sony Brazil/The Orchard.
PEJI- Cut You Off
LA-based singer/songwriter Sage Nicole Chavis debuts her music video as solo artist PEJI today, November 2nd, 2022. Sage, who spent the early years of her career as bassist and songwriter with punk band The Regrettes under Warner Bros. Records has cultivated her solo sound mixing modern alt-rock sounds with vintage stanza and captivating vocals after leaving the band in 2018. Tailing the release of her final single before future debut album, this video for ‘Cut You Off’ features celebrity barber clown Richie the Barber who plays an ambiguous drummer auditioning to be in PEJI’s band. The single relays the woes of a recently single and righteous person, ready to chop the past away in the shape of a new hair-do.
RIOT- Buck Shots
The Israeli duo, now based in Los Angeles, California, is globally renowned for their power-packed performances at music festivals and unprecedented approach, producing music that is a mix of atypical genres in their progressive attempt to move above and beyond the conventional stylistic boundaries of music. They are prevalent among fans for their unapologetic, liberal, and modern take on avant-garde music. On their tenth anniversary, RIOT’s ‘Buck Shots’ will celebrate the past, present, and future of all the good and hard times with their loyal fans who always stood by them.
Seth Hills feat. ALBA – Losing Ground
Building on their good chemistry in the studio, Seth Hills and ALBA decided to create a follow-up on their earlier collaboration ‘Illuminations’. Marking a new chapter in Hills’ music, he produced the club track around a song, written from scratch. With his Tomorrowland mainstage set in his head, he wanted to create a track that matched the vibe, and ‘Losing Ground’ is exactly that.
SG Lewis- Lifetime
British singer-songwriter, producer and DJ, SG Lewis, today shares ‘Lifetime the next taste of his forthcoming album. Watch the Jason Lester-directed music video.
Simon Doty & Marsh- Touch the Sky
Anjunadeep label favorites Simon Doty and Marsh announce their first collaborative single, ‘Touch The Sky’. A track tried and tested on dancefloors around the world, ‘Touch The Sky’ is out November 1 and marks the first offering from Marsh’s forthcoming artist album, ‘Endless’, out February 3, 2023.
SoDown- Worlds Beyond
SoDown is unveiling his debut album Worlds Beyond, a cathartic eleven-track package that retains the saxophone wielding producer’s characteristic style and instrumental infusions while still exploring new tonal depths. Recorded at SoDown’s own Denver studio, and mixing everything from dubstep and future bass to reggae and hip-hop, Worlds Beyond is an adventurous LP that seamlessly blurs the line between the organic and the electronic. As a result, SoDown delivers both an exhilarating and meditative listening experience – an album ruminating on life’s ephemerality through a collection of grandiose, bass-boosted epics.
Spektrum 4 – Various Artists
It’s that time of the year when TAU unveils another instalment of its huge compilation series – Spektrum. Now on Volume 4, this Various Artists series is TAU’s channel for showcasing the diversity of the label, introducing new artists to the world and celebrating its existing family members. As always, you can expect the unexpected – an eclectic range of releases that all represent the retro-futurism at the core of the label’s sonic identity. Across sixteen tracks, you’ll be immersed in the world of TAU, so prepare to enter a whole new dimension of sound. This is Spektrum 4…
- AIKON – Magenta
- Echonomist – Forever Mornings
- Avangart Tabldot – Jaxa
- SXF – Workshop 5
- Johannes Albert – Strada Del Motore
- Desglose – Gramal
- Radeckt – Apparent Madness
- Gumm – Heroes Call
- Darlyn Vlys – Premiers Symptômes
- Phunkadelica – Disphunzione
- Adana Twins – Feel The Acid ft. Jasmine Azarian 12. Maya Evers – Don’t Walk
- Upercent – Picot
- Volar – The Covenant
- Xinobi – Too Early Too Late
- Hardt Antoine – Protektor
Suki Waterhouse- Milk Teeth
Milk Teeth, the new EP from multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse, is slated for release November 4 via Sub Pop Records—pre-order/pre-save it here. The EP features five songs from Waterhouse’s early career plus one new track, “Neon Signs,” and will be available on vinyl.
Kitchen Dwellers Tour Dates:
Nov 2 @ Kenny’s | Peoria, IL*
Nov 3 @ The Stache at the Intersection | Grand Rapids, MI*
Nov 4 @ High Noon Saloon | Madison, WI* – SOLD OUT
Nov 5 @ Turf Club | St. Paul, MN* – SOLD OUT
Dec 1 @ Belly Up Aspen | Aspen, CO – SOLD OUT
Dec 2-3 @ 10 Mile Music Hall | Frisco, CO
Dec 7-11 @ Strings & Sol | Puerto Morelos, Q.R. – SOLD OUT
Dec 30-31 @ The Commonwealth Room | Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 13 @ Denver Comes Alive – Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO
Jan 14 @ Public House | Buena Vista, CO
Jan 15 @ Surf Hotel | Crested Butte, CO
Jan 17-18 @ Knotty Pine | Victor, ID
Jan 20-21 @ Great Northern Bar & Grill | Whitefish, MT
Feb 3-4 @ The Elm | Bozeman, MT
Mar 3-5 @ WinterWonderGrass | Steamboat Springs, CO
* w/ Daniel Donato
Widows Gold shares their new single “Holy Rollers” from their forthcoming debut LP, Love Drops.
“”Holy Rollers” pulls you in from the jump with tension between dissonant feedback and eerie drums – only to intensify with percussive rhythm and biting tones that sink their teeth in with a hooky chorus.The track lyrically raises two middle fingers to the liars and cheaters of the world while embodying the spirit of rock & roll.”
Referred as the next big thing in the global music industry, the leading Australian DJ, Will Sparks, comes with his latest release ‘Hard,’ dropping November 4th, 2022, via Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. The EDM maestro is bringing power back to electro-house and techno, an amalgamation of horn-infused Dutch style and house-influenced bass lines. Will is taking innovation in electronic music by storm.