Hey hey! It’s EDC Week! We are so excited as four of our team members are there right now! Sam, Stewart, Ellie, and Beka are there but only Sam and Stewart are on official coverage from Insomniac! Expect to read all about their amazing weekends when they get back. Anyway, happy October 22nd! Stay tuned with The Festival Voice for your latest news.
ALPHA 9- The Purpose is You
Eli & Fur- Found in the Wild (Live Version)
This summer Eli & Fur released their critically acclaimed debut studio album “Found in The Wild” which went straight to #1 on release in the UK iTunes Electronic Albums Chart. A dual part album concept, “Found in The Wild” is a sonic presentation of two contrasting and quintessential parts of the unique Eli & Fur sound. On October 18, the producer duo will release a live version of the album via longtime label home Anjunadeep.
Juno Mamba- Blue Light
Frank Zummo- On My Mind feat. Grabbitz
Blood Harmony Records
Dave Hause- Blood Harmony
Blood Harmony Records and Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce the release of his acclaimed new album, Blood Harmony. Produced by celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, Blood Harmony features a first class assemblage of musicians consisting of members of The E Street Band, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, and more. Beneath the surface of Blood Harmony are multiple layers of meaning related to Hause’s role as a musician, a brother, a husband, a son and—having become a father to twins a few months before the release of 2019’s Kick—a dad. Created with his younger brother and longstanding writing partner, Tim Hause, and released on their very own label, Blood Harmony also presents itself as a meaningful reassertion of what family means to them all.
Conrank- Heart of Fire
There’s nothing like a good combination –peaches and cream, drum and bass, dub and step… on their own they’re excellent enough but together we’re talking world-class business! To get you ready (if that’s possible) for Conrank’s forthcoming album ‘This Simulations’s Breached’, he wanted to introduce his latest with singer Charmae. This is ‘Heart of Fire’!
Zeds Dead & MKLA- Alive Video
Back in July, Zeds Dead unveiled Alive, the first single from their forthcoming album. The emotive house anthem, made in collaboration with MKLA, hints at a new direction for Zeds Dead’s constantly evolving sound and a taste of what to expect from their new LP.
Lubelski & Claude VonStroke- Ice Cream Cone
Part raver, part electrical engineer, part nonconformist party-starter, today Lubelski releases his second single off his forthcoming LP, ‘Ice Cream Cone,’ an alluring collaboration with the legendary Claude VonStroke featuring vocals by Life On Planets.
The track follows the recent release of, ‘Asylum,’ off Lubelski’s ‘Happy Accidents’ LP, due out on DIRTYBIRD on November 12th. ‘Ice Cream Cone’ comes amidst a US tour including a recent stop at Dirtybird Campout West where Lubeski was the standout star of the fest, with Damian Lazarus, Claude VonStroke, and more incorporating his tracks into their sets.
Monolink & Innellea- Under Dark Live Performance Video
Driving through the core of this outstanding rework, Innellea keeps Monolink’s driving, octave guitar hook as the spinal root to build around. Synthesized, tuned percussion pulses bring counter-rhythmic shades that morph around echoing vocals and hypnotic hi-hat rhythms. Cavernous atmospherics and swelling tones meet stimulating synthesizer leads that all bring this standout piece of dance music into a beautiful and truly imaginative light.
To mark the remix release, the two artists have come together deliver an exclusive live video performance of the track, recorded from a secret warehouse location in Berlin. Featuring Steffen on vocals and Michi behind a wall of synthesisers and controllers, you can check out the full video via YouTube here.
Quentyn & KEV – Nobody
You can always count on Quentyn to keep you well stoked in both dancefloor bangers and radio gems with his signature indie twist. With his debut album ‘Enroute’ hitting over 10 million streams back in April, Dutch producer Quentyn now teamed up with Swedish singer / songwriter KEV for their brand new radio gem ‘Nobody’ on Enroute Records.
‘Nobody’ blends KEV’s catchy lyrics and mesmerizing vocals seamlessly with Quentyn’s unique signature indie sound and energetic electronic tunes. With such a strong song at the heart of this track, little is needed to make it truly shine, but the contrast and effortless mixture of sounds only serves to amplify its charms. This catchy pop/dance crossover is one that stays with you and will undoubtedly get stuck in your head after just one listen.
Grand Tapestry- Tides Remix
Grand Tapestry presents 5 remixes of their Tides album coming out October 21st. Merging hip-hop with classical Indian music, Grand Tapestry bridges that gap featuring Eligh, an independent hip-hop artist known for genre experimentation, and Alam Khan on the 25-stringed fretless instrument called the Sarode, and their diverse collective of collaborators. Tides heavily features traditional Indian instruments fused with Eligh’s distinctive hip-hop sound, creating a dynamic blend of cultures. Now, remixes from Savej, MORiLLO, Lil Fish, Balkan Bump, and Drishti Beats introduce their personal flairs and influence to the sacred, conscious beats.
DRAMA- Dark Rain
DRAMA, the Chicago-based duo of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa, are writing modern love songs for brokenhearted dancefloors. The pair blend R&B and dance music to create songs that are romantic, euphoric, meticulously produced, and anchored by the raw emotive power of Rosa’s voice.
Mersiv- Pretty Dark Loud
Colorado’s Mersiv has become a national enigma behind his Pretty Dark Loud production style. He’s toured nationally while playing events like Electric Forest and Bonnaroo, and amassed 150k+ monthly Spotify listeners behind massive hits like ‘Beautiful & Filthy’ (2 million+ plays on Spotify).
Mister Ruiz- Easy
Brazilian DJ and producer Mister Ruiz returns to the release radar with ‘Easy’, another impressive addition to his arsenal of releases this year. The latest offering follows the talent’s highly-successful single ‘Godzilla’, with over a million streams on Spotify, and ‘Feel Only Love’ with German producer Klaas, which quickly garnered more than 6 million streams on Spotify in just a matter of months. Continuing his momentum as one of the dance music scene’s well known fast-rising talents, ‘Easy’ is out now across streaming platforms.
Shades- The Dance of Death
Few have spun the same luster and acclaim as ambitious bass duo, SHADES, yet Alix Perez and EPROM find themselves primed to take their experimental approach to new heights. On Sept 29th, the duo released the EP’s first single, “The Corruption.” The track explores the controlled chaos and boundless creativity from two of bass music’s finest sonic innovators.
Cold Years- Home
Aberdeen, Scotland trio Cold Years have released their new single, “Home,” a bittersweet hometown anthem that melds punk with heart-on-sleeve blue collar rock’n’roll. Speaking of the song, frontman Ross Gordon says, “‘Home’ talks you through the pitfalls of growing up in small places. Industry is in decline, the shopping centres are empty, Aberdeen is a deserted dirty ghost town, but I love it. I love my home, and I love the people there.
Madison Ware- Bring Me To Life feat. Fluir
Returning to mau5trap once again after his 2020 Mind EP, technical mastermind Maison Ware delivers a compelling “Bring Me To Life” ft. Fluir. “Bring Me To Life” is available for streaming and purchase on Friday, October 22 via the deadmau5-run label.
NightNight- Maybe It’s Too Late
NightNight—the electronic/alternative project from Yasmin Maryam Haddad—draws influence from her predecessors such as Massive Attack, Garbage, Depeche Mode and Bat for Lashes using a combination of analog synths, cutting edge technology and live instrumentation. Today, October 22, NightNight (aka Yasmin Maryam Haddad) has released the single “Maybe It’s Too Late.”
Quality Goods Records
UZ- Trinity (Deluxe Edition)
Almost exactly a year following his late 2020 Trinity LP release, French DJ and producer UZ returns to the release trenches with a deluxe, remix-packed mix version of the groundbreaking album. The Trinity (Deluxe Edition) mix LP includes a stunning blend of the original Trinity LP tracklisting, two new original tracks, and eleven exclusive remixes from the likes of prestigious talent in the bass and trap sphere, including Bailo, Basstrick, Great Dane, LYNY, sebjin, HWLS, and more. Leading up to the full release, the Quality Goods head honcho unveiled two brand-new original productions, “Focus,” and “Future,” as a taste of what the Trinity (Deluxe Edition) has in store. In tandem with both releases, the Parisian trap stalwart coordinated a visual NFT drop in collaboration with illustrator and graphic designer Cat Owens. The Trinity (Deluxe Edition) LP is out now via his own Quality Goods Records.
Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records
RÜFÜS DU SOL- Surrender
Surrender represents a new chapter in the world that the band has been shaping and nurturing since their inception. Built on their own terms as they travel down their own distinct sonic lane, they expertly bridge the gap between their electronic roots and prowess as live musicians. The record demonstrates a bolder and braver sound than they’ve created in the past, a result of a culmination of influences from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails to Moderat and Jon Hopkins.
Sonny Fodera- Wide Awake
With a slew of singles over the past few months in the run up to his most ambitious studio project to date, Sonny Fodera now drops his highly awaited new album Wide Awake alongside new single You ft. Sam Tompkins.
Sony Music Canada
Young Bombs- Summer in Brooklyn
Renowned Canadian duo Young Bombs’ return to the release radar with a highly-anticipated 5-track remix EP, tapping several creative forces in the electronic dance music landscape to rework their latest groundbreaking hit, ‘Summer in Brooklyn’ featuring JORDY. Since its release in mid-August, the critically acclaimed single has gone on to garner highly impressive streaming numbers in addition to receiving the music video treatment, which now has over 1 million views on YouTube. Out now via Sony Music Canada, the ‘Summer in Brooklyn’ remix EP is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Aspyer & Matluck – Somebody To Hold (Remixes)
With the original released two months ago, ‘Somebody To Hold’ from Aspyer & Matluck is receiving some official reworks now. Khrebto, The Martini Police and MorganJ all decided to take on the challenge and have altered the track with their signature sound. Somebody to Hold is a pop/dance song about longing for the warmth that one can only feel when being held by another person. It’s the search for a deeper connection that goes beyond just the physical aspect. The original song’s combination of rhythmic and soaring melodies guarantee to appeal to any music lover, and the remixes reinforce this even more.
Justin Mylo – Do I Know Myself
Hot off the heels of a busy ADE week, Justin Mylo is releasing a track he’s really excited about: ‘Do I Know Myself’. The lyrics of the heartfelt track talk about not knowing whether your loved ones really know you and if you actually know yourself.
Rony Seikaly- Envidia feat. Sasha
Rony Seikaly has today unleashed a new single – Envidia feat. Sasha – the latest offering from his forthcoming album Moonwalk, expected to arrive in March 2022 on his label STRIDE.
Envidia is a warm uplifting cut that oozes positivity and optimism. Soothing pads envelop the groovy low end as an enchanting riff plays out repeatedly, Sasha’s Latin vocals drifting effortlessly over the top. Envidia sets the tone for the LP: late-night slow-bubbling house vibes, taking the listener out of their surroundings, away from the humdrum of everyday life, and transports them to a realm of pleasure and abandonment.
Three Six Zero Recordings
Continuing their inspiring trajectory, Billboard Dance’s Emerging Artists & Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ for 2021, TIBASKO return to Another Rhythm / Three Six Zero Recordings to release future dance anthem ‘ICARO’.
A South American indigenous colloquialism meaning magic song, ICARO as a track lives up to this description. TIBASKO’s creations hold depth in their musical experiences that includes impressive global travels, allowing them to explore elements of breakbeat, melodic house, more techno sounds, world music and original instrumentation. In ‘ICARO’ they further demonstrate their intention to create powerful, club ready techno destined for big room dancefloors and festivals alike.
Benny Benassi & NE-YO- Let Me Go
International superstar producer and DJ Benny Benassi is no stranger to creating memorable tracks. As showcased by his collaborations with top R&B artists, career highlights include “Beautiful People” and “Paradise” with Chris Brown, “Dance The Pain Away” with John Legend, “LOVELIFE” with Jeremih which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Dance and Media Base Radio Charts, and his most recent single “Pull It” with Vedo & Raiche. Today, October 22, Benny Benassi has released his latest anthem “Let Me Go” featuring the luscious vocals of NE-YO.
Pitbull- I Know You Want Me feat. Calle Ocho (Helion Remix)
Enigmatic Canadian duo, DVBBS deliver their highly anticipated, stellar 15 track album ‘SLEEP’. The album arrives after a string of highly-regarded lead singles: ‘Losing Sleep’ ft Powfu, ‘Leave The World Behind’ with GATTÜSO feat. Alida, ‘Lose My Mind’, ‘Victory’ ft YBN Nahmir and ‘Say It’ with Space Primates ft. GASHI. Displaying their versatility, the album crosses over a multitude of genres with a variety of well established collaborators all contributing to produce their most sonically captivating body of work to date. ‘SLEEP’ is now available via Ultra Music.
Toby Romeo- Reminds Me of You feat. Moss Kena
Continuing his most prosperous year to date, fast-rising talent Toby Romeo adds another irresistibly catchy tune to his discography. This time around, he has joined forces with Moss Kena to deliver a stirring new single about heartbreak titled ‘Reminds Me Of You’. After the massive success from recent singles ‘Oh Lord’ and ‘Where The Lights Are You,’ Romeo proves he is a force to be reckoned with as he continues to build out his feel-good discography. Out now via Virgin Records, ‘Reminds Me Of You’ feat. Moss Kena is available to stream across platforms.