It’s October 8th which means it’s spooky month! What festivals are you rocking for the holiday? Check back in with us next week for the latest music news!
a.k.a. skips – F.M.T.D.
SF-bred/LA-based underground rave producer a.k.a. skips wants to send a message.
a.k.a. skips releases “F.M.T.D.,” the track that first pointed the artist towards his new sonic direction. With a provocative title that sands for “fuck me to death,” the song is a raucous techno banger that bursts with unhindered sexuality and confident energy – a combination that reflects an artist fully out of their shell and breaking free of dominant norms.
Anabel Englund – a lesson in chemistry
LA-based singer-songwriter Anabel Englund returns with a new single, “a lesson in chemistry,” out today, October 6 on Ultra Records. A bouncy pop-house party starter with Y2K sheen, Englund imagines herself as a student in a fantasy high school setting, getting a lesson in love for a change.
Apashe & Wasiu – Human
Boundary-pushing producer Apashe unveils his latest mind-bending video for new single “Human” featuring frequent collaborator Wasiu, out now.
An epic, space-faring narrative, the music video for “Human” is a typically extraordinary visual from Apashe. The video features frequent collaborator Wasiu, who previously worked on Apashe cuts including “Majesty,” “Legend” and “The Landing,” as well as joining the producer on tour.
Blue Stahli – The Crew Motorfest
Electronic rock music powerhouse Blue Stahli has created an original soundtrack for Ubisoft’s latest racing video game, The Crew: Motorfest. Featuring 24 out of 28 tracks by Blue Stahli, The Crew: Motorfest (Original Game Soundtrack) is out today, September 8, 2023 preceding the highly anticipated car enthusiast game.
Breakaway Festival Bay Area
BREAKAWAY Music Festival – known for bringing music, art, creativity, and community to hometowns across the U.S. – announces new headliner DIESEL (Shaquille O’Neal) for their 2nd annual BREAKAWAY Bay Area, taking place on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. DIESEL will take the place of DJ Snake, who can no longer perform due to unforeseen circumstances, on Friday, October 13.
Carl Cox – Intermundium
Sensorium is proud to announce Carl Cox’s debut virtual show in the Sensorium Galaxy. The exclusive 30-minute performance, featuring tracks written, produced and performed by Carl, is set to premiere on Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. GMT. Music and technology fans from around the globe will be able to access this captivating experience at no cost. Named Intermundium, which refers to the space between worlds, or dimensions, the show promises to be another step into the territory of digital performances.
Cour T. – Brain Deals
Brazilian wunderkind Cour T. releases his anticipated debut album Brain Deals out now via Dirtybird Records.
Esseks – FEAR NOT
Brooklyn’s standout producer, Esseks, renowned for intertwining bass-rich genres with evocative visual art, is on the horizon of unveiling his latest EP “FEAR NOT” on Memory Palace. Set to debut on October 6, this seven-track masterpiece beckons audiences into the profound creative depths of this trailblazing artist.
Excision: The Nexus Tour
The Nexus Tour kicks off on December 22, 2023 in Chicago at Navy Pier, with stops across North America in San Francisco, Austin, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston and more before wrapping up in Dallas. The tour also features the return of Excision’s branded weekend-long shows like Thunderdome in Seattle, High Roller in Las Vegas, Armory in Minneapolis and Mile High in Denver.
The latest additions include stops in Omaha, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, and Oklahoma City.
Tickets are available now at excision.ca.
FISHER X CHRIS LAKE
Framework and Goldenvoice have partnered to take over Hollywood Boulevard for the first event of its kind in the heart of Hollywood, with world renowned headliners FISHER x CHRIS LAKE playing the innovative Titanic’s End stage for a special edition of their Under Construction series. This historic event brings something all new to the area and is a thrilling way to experience the masterful sounds of the influential headliners with more guests to come.
Tickets start at $125 – buy them HERE.
F.O.O.L & Waveshaper – Encounter
There is nothing more thrilling than two musical masterminds uniting to create something special. This is exactly what F.O.O.L and Waveshaper – two of the leading pioneers in electronic and wave – have done in their new electrifying single, “Encounter”. Coming to Monstercat Uncaged on October 6th, this is the optimal track to be paired with the reveal of F.O.O.L’s inaugural album MACHINE, arriving on Friday, November 10th.
GRiZ – Ouroborus EP
Multi-instrumental artist, producer, and philanthropist GRiZ shares his new Ouroboros EP, which serves as his final release ahead of his upcoming hiatus. Alongside the release comes a full length video, offering an emotive snapshot into GRiZ’s life on the road throughout Summer 2023 as he concluded the final leg of festival appearances and tour dates.
Halloween in the City
Manchester’s red hot MASON Collective are to present their spooktacular Halloween in the City party at Manchester’s Love Factory on 28th October. As well as the collective themselves, special guests AJ Christou, Beltran, Charlie Red, Fletch, Joella Jackson, Max Dean, Prunk and Reme will be joining them on the decks for a fully immersive world of freaky late night musical thrills. Get your tickets now at skiddle.com.
HoneyLuv & NEZ – Let’s Get Sexy
Rising underground icon HoneyLuv and Chicago house artist NEZ team up for a saucy new collaboration ‘Let’s Get Sexy’ out now via Three Six Zero Recordings.
Hotel El Ganzo & Crania NYE
Hotel El Ganzo and Crania have announced their annual New Year’s Eve programming, taking place on the iconic shores of San José del Cabo, Mexico from December 29th to January 2nd. Held in collaboration with Mayan Warrior and MAXA, attendees can expect intimate DJ sessions from an internationally diverse roster in addition to wellness activities, art installations, culinary experiences, and more.
Following up his triumphant return to the music scene with his first solo release in three years, Swedish electronic music extraordinaire Kasbo is back again with his second offering of the year, a warm, blissful new song titled “Alive,” which is out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label. Alongside the release, Kasbo hints at a new forthcoming body of work to come in the near future as he embarks on an adventure that explores catharsis and escapism through dance music.
LSR/CITY has spent the past several months teasing new visuals in anticipation of the 2024 shows in cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Vancouver, Miami, Dallas, Toronto, and more.
Mojave Grey – Edge of the Night
Groundbreaking pop-electro crossover duo, Mojave Grey, eagerly anticipates the launch of their next single, “Edge of the Night,” on October 6th. This follows the momentum of their critically acclaimed single, “House of the Sun.”
Nashville New Year’s Eve
NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH announced that the annual event will return to CBS in a new multi-year deal. Praised for bringing together the biggest stars in country music for an “only-in-Nashville concert special,” (The Tennessean), this year’s party will be anchored by Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson and Lynyrd Skynyrd on the main stage at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The special will air live on Sun., Dec. 31 at 7:30pm ET on the CBS Television Network, Paramount + (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.
For more information or to book your trip, call 1-800-657-6910 or go to visitmusiccity.com/goldcircle.
NEIL FRANCES’ – It’s All a Bit Fuzzy
Following their 2018 EP Took A While, 2021 follow-up Stay Strong Play Long and their 2022 debut LP album There Is No Neil Frances, the collab-heavy It’s All a Bit Fuzzy–out now (Nettwerk)–refines NEIL FRANCES’ natural, club-ready groove with sonic influences ranging from ‘80s/’90s rave culture, ‘70s funk and soul, yacht rock, and classic hip-hop. Alluding to a dizzy night out, followed by a pleasantly woozy morning after, It’s All a Bit Fuzzy is “an ode to house music.”
Parcels -Thefear – from Le Palace, Paris
Following the announcement of their new live album Live Vol. 2 last month, Aussie five-piece band Parcels delivered the second single from the project today. “Thefear – from Le Palace, Paris” is the next divulged segment from the full recording (audio + visual) of their secret club gig in Paris.
Polo & Pan – Carrossel Do Tempo EP
Revered “French Touch” duo Polo & Pan deliver their new Carrossel Do Tempo EP, a project containing four tracks that see them opening up their style to musical inspirations from around the world. The release is out now via Ekleroshock/Hamburger/Virgin Music.
Sainte Vie – Labyrinth EP
Mexican-born electronic producer and live act Sainte Vie releases his new Labyrinth EP, out now via RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records.
Stranger Than Sunday Warriors
Los Angeles based event collective Stranger Than; has announced the complete lineup for Sunday Warriors, in partnership with Mayan Warrior. Held at Grand Park on October 29th, the day into night affair will feature eclectic sets from some of house and techno’s most respected selectors.
Tickets Now On Sale HERE
Young Bombs – Strangers
Hailing from Vancouver, the dynamic duo Young Bombs once again illuminate the dance music scene with their latest single, “Strangers”, enriched with the captivating vocals of Linney. Penmanship for “Strangers” comes courtesy of the enchanting Linney, known for collaborations with Gareth Emery and Tritonal, as well as the proficient Zach Martino, who has credits with industry giants such as Borgeous and The Chainsmokers. Promising to take listeners on an emotive journey through the mazes of love and fervor, “Strangers” narrates the haunting tale of fleeting passion and obscured truths, embodying the very essence of a night shrouded in yearning and unpredictability. “Strangers” is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Sony Music Canada.