Happy October 16th everybody! Who is checking out shows this weekend? I’m super excited to check out Conrank and Hydraulix in Iowa City this weekend. It’s going to be a killer night! Keep it with The Festival Voice for your latest music news!
All My Friends
Destructo- Shine On
DESTRUCTO (aka Gary Richards) has released “Shine On,” a new single featuring vocals from four-time platinum Canadian artist Harm Franklin and DESTRUCTO himself. For the song—inspired by Richards’ late brother Steven “Rocker” Richards founder of No Name Worldwide, visionary manager behind metal legends Slipknot, Mudvayne, and dozens of other great artists who passed away from brain cancer in 2004—is a future classic house anthem reminding us that a brighter day lies ahead.
Above & Beyond- Almost Home (Justine Suissa Remix)
Gouldian Finch 4 Compilation
After two years of global uncertainty, ‘Gouldian Finch 4’ serves as an uplifting collection of heartfelt and personal tracks from artists across the world. The label has built up anticipation for the release of the compilation by releasing a handful of the singles ahead of the October 15th release date. The previously-released singles included tracks from Golden Vessel & rei so la, Duskus, Tails, Dot, Couros, and more. Each track offers a refreshingly distinct soundscape, a feat that bitbird has built its brand around.
3LAU- Worst Case ft. CXLOE
Claptone, Like Mike, Mansionair- Right Into You
International DJ and producer Claptone today releases ‘Right Into You’ from his upcoming album. Another collaborative effort that this time sees the enigmatic character link up with DJ & Producer Like Mike alongside Indie electronic act Mansionair, released via Different Recordings.
TOR- Lens (O’Flynn Remix)
Vancouver-based electronic producer Tor returns following the April release of his most recent album Oasis Sky with a rework of his atmospheric single ‘Lens,’ courtesy of the esteemed English producer O’Flynn. The remix serves as the second release off of Tor’s forthcoming remix LP of Oasis Sky, featuring exclusive remixes from the likes of Catching Flies, Fejká, Aparde, and more. Oasis Sky has seen well over 6,000,000 streams across platforms, and widespread international radio play from BBC Radio 1, NPR, Sirius XM Chill, and KCRW, not to mention editorial support from LA Weekly, Dancing Astronaut, EARMILK, and more. O’Flynn’s ‘Lens’ remix is out now across all streaming platforms via Tor’s own imprint, Eleuthera, and precedes the release of the Oasis Sky Remix LP, out early 2022.
Dabin- Between Broken
After releasing enchanting lead singles including “Drown“ ft. Mokita, “When This Is Over” with Nurko ft. Donovan Woods, and “Feel Like” ft. Cappa, Dabin unveils his third studio album, Between Broken. Available worldwide on Friday, October 15, Dabin’s Between Broken features 13 tracks, and serves as the long-awaited follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2019 LP Wild Youth.
Matoma- Never Surrender feat. Steve Garrigan
Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma returns with an empowering new single, ‘Never Surrender’ feat. Steve Garrigan the charismatic Irish rock band front man, Kodaline, on October 15th.
Written over lockdown, this is Matoma’s second release in 2021 following ‘Summer Feeling’ and ‘Good Vibes’ with Hrvy. Demonstrating why collaborations bring us such unique releases here we have the perfect hybrid of Matoma’s uplifting production vibes and Steve Garrigan’s melancholy and yearning vocal style. With the diverse influences coming together to deliver a perfectly produced pop dance track providing the space for Garrigan’s heart felt words to take center-stage before introducing classic piano house keys, twisted trumpets, and ‘80s synth stabs.
Chakourah- West Street
American music maker Chakourah (Alecia Chakour) is pleased to announce the Friday, October 29 release of her brand new six-song EP, lotusland. (pre-order, pre-save HERE). Best known for her collaborations, Chakourah is a celebrated vocalist, percussionist and arranger who connects and uplifts artists across genres and generations. Co-produced alongside her brother, multi-instrumentalist Alex Chakour (Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Brittany Howard), the Chakour siblings carve out their own unique fantasy world of “R&B-laced, cinematic Arab-Americana” on lotusland. As a member of the 12-piece rock & soul circus that is the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chakour takes the lead as writer, producer and frontwoman on lotusland—her first completed solo project in over a decade and the first in an emerging series of new work.
Skyler Madison- Phoenix feat. GLNNA
LA-based DJ-turned-producer Sklyer Madison made her Monstercat debut today with her fiery new single, “Phoenix (feat. GLNNA).” Drawing inspiration from trap, future bass, and hip hop, Skyler has carved a niche for herself in the electronic space with her unique “future-trap” style. Nestled atop the rich bassline and warm chord stacks, GLNNA’s beautiful vocals tell a story of rebirth and perseverance, capturing Skyler’s emotions during a toxic period in her life. Akin to the fabled bird that rises from its own ashes, “Phoenix” carries a powerful message that anyone can find the strength to start over and transform the next chapter of their story.
Anna Lunoe- Back Seat feat. Genesis Owusu
Rising Korean-American sensation SOHMI shows us why she’s commanding our attention right now with the launch of her DIY label, Permission. Kicking off with the first release is her own single ‘Time’ – a minimal tech cut that envisions a 90’s Detroit techno-esque dreamscape brushed with a modern sheen.
AREA21- Own the Night
AREA21 have revealed the cover art for their debut album “Greatest Hits Volume 1” due out November 12. In addition, the CD pre-sale link for the album is now live at AREA21’s official merch store HERE.
Simultaneously, AREA21 also released the track + video “Own The Night” – the latest in a series of music and visual releases detailing the adventures of alien travelers, M & M, and leading up to their debut album due out November 12.
Bart B More – G.I.R.L.S.
Bart B More is back with a brand new banger G.I.R.L.S that will get you right in the party mood. Being ready to get back to partying, Bart used that as inspiration to create this fun track that’s celebrating female energy.