Happy November 6th! I hope you had an excellent Halloween weekend and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. The majority of our audience is in the United States, so happy Turkey month to all of you! Keep it locked in with The Festival Voice for your latest music news.
Qrion- I Hope It Lasts Forever
Sam Day- One More Night feat. Meggie York
After appearing on bitbird’s 2021 ‘create together vol. 2‘ compilation, London-based producer, Sam Day, returns to the label with a warm, melodic, and poppy dance tune called “One More Night (ft. Meggie York),” out today on bitbird.
The new lyrical single reminiscences about a fleeting relationship set to a playful drum & bass pattern. Featuring several anthemic builds, the tune is a perfect party-starter as it’s hard to resist the urge to move along to the bouncing and catchy beat. It showcase’s Sam Day’s innate talent to create bright and brilliant pop-leaning dance music.
Tsu Nami- Dream About You feat. Luma
Ever since the release of “Party” earlier this year, Tsu Nami has been an immense fan-favorite within the bitbird community and beyond. From tripling her Spotify followers since her first release with us, to debut gigs at Splash House and laying down incredible sets at virtual events like our ‘create together’ online party, and frequently going viral on TikTok with her witty internet banter, she’s proving that her trajectory is unstoppable. On November 5, Tsu Nami returns with a dancehall-inspired tune called “Dream About You (feat. Luma),” a single that only further solidifies her staying power.
Conrank- This Simulation’s Breached
Satori- Yellow Bus Blues
Established Netherlands-based artist Satori has invoked magic amongst listeners, while promoting an emphasis wellness. Today, Friday, Nov. 5th, his latest single, “Yellow Blue Bus,” lands on Damian Lazarus’ flagship label, Crosstown Rebels, and finds him exploring his latest effort to empower meditation through music. This is the first of three singles to be released ahead of his next full album, which is due out in April 2022.
Claptone feat. Dizzy- Queen of Ice
International DJ and producer Claptone today releases ‘Queen of Ice’, taken from his upcoming album ‘Closer’. Continuing the run of outstanding collaborations, ‘Queen of Ice’ now sees the enigmatic artist work with the Canadian pop band Dizzy, marking the final single taken from the new album which is set for release on 12th November via Different Recordings.
Dine Alone Records
Drakulas- Dark Black
Drakulas, the art-rock band from Austin, TX, are excited to release the music video for “Dark Black” from the band’s Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Rocket From The Crypt)-produced full-length album, Terminal Amusements, out now on Dine Alone Records. Speaking of the video, frontman Mike Wiebe said: “’Dark Black’ was partially shot with Russian lenses on a pre-glastnost camera. With nods to the early short films of Kalvakec from the early Factory scene, the video captures the esoterica of the song’s subject matter: a drug-addled megalomaniacal videographer trying to play analog in a digital world. Directed by TV’s Daniel during various levels of quarantine in an uncertain world, it was one of the few enjoyable things that happened during the pandemic.”
Danny Golinger- Sustain EP
Los Angeles based producer and multi-instrumentalist, Danny Goliger, today joins the roster of Dirtybird’s White Label artists with the release of his new EP, ‘Sustain’.
Following recent cuts from Nikki Nair’s ‘More Is Different’, to Ivy Lab’s ‘Press Play’ EP, Dirtybird White Label series #4 continues to release an eclectic range of genres. The label set out a simple mission with their new arm: to defy expectations of the current sound and continue its ethos as a formidable tastemaker, now continuing with on the rise artist Danny Goliger.
The Revelries- So High Video
EDGEOUT Records and Pop-Rock outfit The Revelries are excited to present the music video for “So High,” the latest single to be released from the emerging Nashville-based band. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Matt Wallace (The Replacements, Faith No More, Maroon 5) and Logan Maggio, “So High” is an anthem about finally experiencing that next-level kind of love and follows the release of the band’s previous single, “Little Things.”
WhoMadeWho– Silence & Secrets
Silence & Secrets, the captivating new single from the internationally renowned Danish outfit WhoMadeWho, is out now via Berlin-based label Embassy One.
Produced alongside celebrated German artist and Innervisions co-founder Frank Wiedemann, Silence & Secrets is the third single to be taken from WhoMadeWho’s upcoming seventh studio album and follows the critically acclaimed release of Mermaids in May and Summer in July.
Blonde Maze- Something Familiar
Township Rebellion- Signal
The burgeoning Berlin-based duo has cemented themselves as one of the most forward-thinking forces in the underground space with a singular sound that has seen them grace credible catalogs from the likes of Stil Vor Talent, Katermukke, Parquet Recordings, and more. They are fresh off an extended set in Los Angeles at a Factory-hosted party in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and they are now following up the performance with a dark and driving techno number “Signal” marked by thunderous melodies, haunting arps, and goosebump-inducing oscillations.
Fantastic Voyage: Five Year Compilation
For the last five years, Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage has fostered a platform where artistry can flourish, boundaries can be broken, and musical communities bridged. Defined by feeling not genre, the label’s first half a decade around the sun has been marked by cosmic odysseys, technicolor sunsets, and friendships between a wide reaching cast of musical characters. In commemoration of this milestone, the imprint offers ‘Fantastic Voyage: 5 Year Compilation’, an eclectic and diverse three disc, 100 track journey into sonics bound together by a yearning for creative freedom at all costs – led by Disc 1, which drops in full today.
Future Classic and Glassnote Records
Flight Facilities- Heavy feat. Your Smith
Flight Facilities just announced the release of ‘Heavy (ft. Your Smith),’ the final standalone single ahead of their forthcoming Forever LP release on November 12. Released on Future Classic and Glassnote Records, ‘Heavy’ sees the pair collaborate with Minnesotan synth-pop artist Your Smith, modeling the track after the smooth and classic Flight Facilities sounds that are sure to remind fans of their earlier creations.
Hayden James & Yeager- Waiting for Nothing
The track is the latest installment of James’ collaborative releases from 2021, which has also seen him join forces with Crooked Colours on “Rather Be With You”, and a team-up with Nat Dunn and Gorgon City for “Foolproof”. Combined, these tracks have already reached a total of 12M streams across platforms.
Shadient has one question for the people posting their best lives on social media – have you no burden? The experimental bass producer is proud to present his debut album on SLANDER and NGHTMRE’s established GUD VIBRATIONS label. The album consists of songs that speak to anyone who identifies as a misfit, aiming to connect them and bring solace during a time of despair. The 13 track album features the poignant vocals of fknsyd, Catnapp, and sh4dows, alongside Shadient’s unmissable industrial bass sounds.
ATB- The DJ EP Vol. 1
“The DJ EP Vol.1” features emotional and modern dance vibes, where ATB combines his signature melodies with pushing basslines. The EP is the follow-up to the singles “Your Love (9pm)” and “Like That”. With these two mega-hits, ATB has been on the radar all over the year, which is why we’re eagerly awaiting the new EP. ATB’s collaboration with fellow German DJ Topic and Swedish singer A7S “Your Love (9pm)” reached more than 370 million Spotify streams worldwide, charted #1 on the German airplay charts, #4 on the worldwide Shazam charts, and #6 on the official German charts.
deadmau5 ft. Foster the People- hyperlandia (Lamorn Remix)
Late last month, electronic music auteur deadmau5 returned with “hyperlandia,” a low-lit, slow-burning single featuring pop experimenters Foster the People. Like a lot of deadmau5’s most moving tracks, it’s an intricate and thoughtful mix of dizzying synth melodies and anthemic vocals, with Billboard touting it “ …a smooth listening experience…”
Ministry of Sound
Ben Hemsley- Love, Peace, and Harmony
Newcastle based Ben Hemsley returns to Ministry of Sound for his second single Love, Peace and Harmony, out now. Channelling his passion for the 90’s rave sound and invoking the spirit of illegal raves and counterculture, Ben’s next offering on MoS is sure to resonate with ravers across the globe, young and old.
Ryan Farish- Rhythm of the Seasons
Through the highs and lows of the journey we call life, Ryan Farish reminds you to return to the consistent beat of your heart with his album Rhythm of the Seasons. This new body of work hones in on his signature sound of uplifting melodic, trance, and deep house while veering towards new analog techniques in the mix and mastering process. The interaction between ambient instrumentals and rich percussive elements throughout the album resembles the underlying heartbeat that prevails as a constant in our lives.
GetGet – Thinking Right & Afterhours
GetGet is back with two tracks yet again on STMPD RCRDS. After releasing ‘Can’t Take It’ and ‘Out Of My Life’ in July, he’s now adding ‘Thinking Right’ and ‘Afterhours’ to his ever-growing discography. Continuing his journey to try and bring back the groove and bounce to the EDM scene, he was inspired by the hip hop scene and Kaytranada while creating these new tracks. Thinking outside of the box while building his signature, his sound can be best described as a melting pot of hip hop, early house and techno. The result is a nice bridge between the styles that still has his signature sound shine through.
ALRT – Just No Time
ALRT is coming through with his STMPD debut ‘Just No Time’. The song is inspired by the 90s and early 00s French touch movement. ALRT: ‘’I’ve always loved that style and wanted to make something that felt like a throwback 90s track. Something that makes you feel good the second you hear it from start to finish and pushes you to dance.’’
Aspyer & Matluck – Somebody To Hold (Acoustic version)
After the release of the remixes, it’s now time for a beautiful acoustic rendition of Aspyer and Matluck’s ‘Somebody To Hold’.
Party Favor- Whenever You’re Around
As the follow up to his 2021 singles “Save Me” and “Losing My Mind” featuring Elohim, “Whenever You’re Around” is a low-bass sophisticated rump-shaker. Says Party Favor, “This song first started life as a session with my friend Drew Love way back before the pandemic. It was super pop-leaning and we both loved it but never really ended up doing anything with the idea, but over the past year as I was working on all this new music, I remembered the vocal and reopened the project. I was able to totally flip and resample Drew’s voice into something completely removed from where it started, and I turned it into what I think of as this crazy hybrid mashup of genres and parts of ‘Party Favor.’ This is one of my favorite records on this new project and I love how it morphed from how it started to where it’s at now. The song has taken on a new life and the meaning of it is darker in tone about how we often times aren’t present in our relationships and focus on people and things only when they benefit us in the moment. And also it bangs- Hope you dig it!”
Moodshift- Walk on Water
Marking their fifth original release of the year, esteemed Stockholm-based trio Moodshift is back with new single ‘Walk On Water’. The latest offering directly follows their previously-released hit singles from earlier this year including ‘Dang,’ ‘Touch,’ and ‘Heartless’. Once again establishing the group as one to watch, ‘Walk On Water’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms via Universal Music.