Happy October 9th! What are you looking forward to this month? Personally, I’m checking out Dirt Monkey, Conrank, and Hydraulix this month. I’m excited to headbang my stress away because I’m currently working on moving! Keep following The Festival Voice for more festival news! Anyway, here’s our weekly roundup feature. To start off, we’re sharing an app release!
Paul Kalkbrenner App Announcement
Accompanying the free download, founding members will also receive a 10% discount on all tour PK merchandise at the concerts. Concert streams of the upcoming live tour will be available for free on the app a week after the specific tour date, meaning not only can fans who weren’t able to attend shows enjoy Paul’s captivating live sets, but fans who were present at the concert can rewatch. The app will also provide access to presale concert tickets and much more exclusive content, including limited edition merch and guest list lotteries.
Episode One Tour Dates
Oct 8 Berlin – Verti Music Hall – SOLD OUT
Oct 9 Berlin – Verti Music Hall – SOLD OUT
Oct 16 Amsterdam – AFAS
Oct 23 Luxembourg – Rockhal
Oct 30 London – Exhibition
Episode Two Tour Dates
5 November – Brno, Czech Rep – Zoner Bobyhall
6 November – Prague, Czech Rep – Forum Karlin
25 November – Wroclaw, Poland – Centennial Hall
26 November – Gdansk, Poland – Olivia Hall
27 November – Warsaw, Poland – Global Expo
2 December – Stockholm, Sweden – Fållan
3 December – Gothenburg, Sweden – Bananpiren
4 December 2021 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap1
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Above & Beyond- Homecoming (LTJ Bukem Remix)
Tinlicker- Be Here and Now
Acclaimed Dutch duo Tinlicker (Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven) have released their stirring new single ‘Be Here and Now’ on London-based independent label Anjunadeep. The single release is accompanied by a music video directed by Julius Ponten and starring Dutch actor Werner Kolf (Wolf, Gangster, Vechtershart).
Purple Haze- Recover
Sander van Doorn is back as Purple Haze with yet another hard-hitting endeavor in the form of ‘Recover’. The latest to come from Doorn’s moniker directly follows up ‘Faces’ from this August, in addition to a slew of 2020 releases such as ‘Flanging’, ‘Strangers Thing’, ‘Rosy’, ‘The Purpose’, and ‘The King’s Court’. It also follows up Sander van Doorn and Armin van Buuren’s collaborative knockout ‘Jonson’s Play’ from mid-June of this year. Out now via Armind, ‘Recover’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Couros- Untitled 21
Emerging talent, Couros, is back with his first original release since his 2018 EP, Young. After spending the last couple of years mastering his soulful, melodic sound, the London-based producer makes his bitbird debut with his newest single, ‘Untitled21,’ ahead of the fourth installment of the label’s Gouldian Finch compilation series. Making an unforgettable ‘Untitled21’ is now available across all streaming platforms via bitbird.
Parisian musician, composer, and producer Pierre Lefeuvre, better known as Saycet, today releases his anticipated fourth studio album, Layers. Championing a blend of powerful, melancholic sounds, and experimental electronic productions, Layers is inspired by the art of scoring music to moving imagery.
Progressive sound narration and the ability to conjure highly emotive audio storytelling are traits which Saycet has become so famed for across his vast discography. Layers is the next phase of the multi-faceted artists’ highly unique career, which sees his productions span both the realm of experimental electronic sounds to original film and television scores.
Matt Costa- Yellow Coat
California singer-songwriter Matt Costa is pleased to announce the release of the Deluxe version of his acclaimed 2020 full-length album Yellow Coat. Out today, the collection features five new live recordings of tracks from the album along with “When The Avalanche Comes” featuring Jack Johnson and Zach Gill (purchase and stream HERE). Costa had the following to share about the album and the collaborations: “The performances around ‘Yellow Coat’ have been some of my favorites to date, from revisiting old tunes and making Candid or elaborate videos with visual artist Minh Pham to inviting some very influential songwriters to sing with me. It’s very nostalgic for me to sing with this trio. Thanks to Jack and Zach for bringing it all back home.”
Desert Hearts Records
Mikey Lion- This is the Beat
Desert Hearts’ submits its latest single straight from the mind of Mikey Lion, who conceived the production and lyrics for “This is the Beat” and promptly got them stuck in his head. Bringing these tangible ideas to the studio, the DH-founder channeled his newfound focus of healing and positive intention through music.
Quote from Mikey Lion: “As I get further into my DJ career, my goals have changed from wanting to be the biggest DJ in the world to being the most effective healer with my music and energy. This track was made with healing people in mind and if it helps one person out there, then it’s a success.”
Harry Romero & Claude VonStroke- House Stepper
Jersey born producer and DJ Harry Romero is a humble house music legend who has been in the game for 20+ years. With releases on highly respected labels such as Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels, and Defected, in addition to remixes for Robyn, Honey Dijon, and Basement Jaxx among others, Harry continues to expand his reach with his second release on Dirtybird following a remix for Scavazza’s ’Shaking Your Hearts’ in 2020.
Moonchild Sanelly & Sad Night Dynamite- Demon
‘Demon’ is the incredible new single from Moonchild Sanelly & Sad Night Dynamite, which is available now and received its first play on BBC Radio 1 as Hottest Record In The World. This follows Sad Night Dynamite’s acclaimed recent single ‘Psychedelic Views’ (featuring IDK) on top of Moonchild Sanelly’s latest track, ‘Undumpable’.
Josha Daniel – Fighting For
The album release by Josha Daniel has been postponed to the 12th of November, due to a new single he finished which we felt was too good to not include (has a bit of Roosevelt vibes). In the meantime, he’s scheduled a new single to be shared! Josha is still buzzing from his collabs with Armin van Buuren, Eelke Kleijn.
David Starfire- Portal curated by David Starfire
Portal: curated by David Starfire, features a plethora of genres and styles across the electronic spectrum through 13 diverse tracks. Spanning global bass, dubstep, house, electro-swing, and remixes of MORiLLO and Desert Dwellers, sounds converge in endless unison on Portal. Featuring artists such as SOOHAN, Desert Dwellers, Ahee, Zebbler Encanti Experience, and more, Portal transports the listener into a well rounded listening experience highlighting the best of the best in the electronic scene.
Slander- Love is Gone Ft. Dylan Matthew (Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Alok, & R3HAB Remixes)
Jauz- Make It Good
The dynamic studio shark Jauz pulls off a return to form with his debut release on HARD Recs. A definitive dancefloor-filler laced with catchy vocal hooks and driving drops, “Make It Good” is a prime summertime single celebrating more than 7 years of history between Jauz and HARD.
Bingo Players & Oomloud- Holiday feat. Séb Mont
Yash Bansal- What Is It Liked To Be Loved?
A euphoric combination of resonating lyrics and melodic soundscapes come together in Yash Bansal’s newest EP What Is It Like To Be Loved?, out October 7. Spanning four tracks, Bansal takes the listener through his journey of self-awareness and inner healing.
Zight & Peter Forest
Hong Kong talent Zight returns to the release radar alongside London-based vocalist Peter Forest for their motivational new track ‘Everybody Keep Running’. The track follows on from Zight’s previous musical offering, ‘Fly Away’, which saw global praise following its January release. Accompanying the release is the ‘Just Keep Running’ music video, which features Adidas-sponsored South African athlete Sibusiso Madikizela. ‘Just Keep Running’ is available now across all streaming platforms.
Apashe- I Killed The Orchestra EP
Returning after the release of his 28-track Renaissance remix album earlier this year, esteemed talent Apashe is back with his ‘I Killed The Orchestra‘ EP. The massive offering features a brand new single, ‘Witch’ with Ukrainian rapper Alina Pash, and recently released singles, ‘Time Warp’, ‘Never Change’, and ‘More More More’, all of which have combined for +3,000,000 Spotify streams since release. The ‘I Killed The Orchestra’ EP is available now across all streaming platforms via Kannibalen Records.
No Tomorrow Recordings
London-based electronic music duo, MozX, formed of producers Javier Martin and Leanne Moser, have delivered a stream of standout music since their inception in 2019, including a collaboration with Mr. Bill on his ‘Half Time’ EP. Dedicating themselves to creating vocal-centric, feisty dance floor dubstep and electro house tracks, the eclectic outfit return to the forefront of the release radar with another rapturous offering in the form of ‘You’ — out now across all streaming platforms via No Tomorrow Recordings.
Quality Goods Records
Continuing the rollout of his upcoming Trinity (Deluxe Edition) LP, Parisian DJ and Producer UZ is back with the second original single off the album. The new track, ‘Future,’ follows the release of the LP’s lead single, ‘Focus,’ and arrives in conjunction with a visual NFT designed by LA-based graphic designer, Cat Owens. Trinity (Deluxe) will feature a blend of new UZ originals, hit tracks from the original Trinity LP, and eleven exclusive remixes from the likes of esteemed producers in the bass and trap world, including Bailo, Basstrick, Great Dane, and more. Serving as the final single ahead of the LP’s October 22nd release, ‘Future’ is out now via UZ’s coveted imprint, Quality Goods Records.
GHEIST return with their fourth album single, ‘Zeit’ set for release today. Taken from the forthcoming LP,‘Zukunft’, the Berlin based trio follow up on their singles ‘You’,‘We Are Not Alone’ and ‘Decourse’ which have all set the tone so far for the forthcoming LP on their own Radau Music imprint, which will be released on the 19th of November.
Josh Amaro & The Trixx- We Came For Love
Setting the tone with the track’s emotive topline and airy pads, shuffling percussion and claps are blended into the mix. Calling upon uplifting piano chords and a bouncy bassline, this sunshine-infused single radiates positivity and will have listeners singing along in no time. Demonstrating their synergy in ‘We Came For Love’, John Amaro & The Trixx add yet another scintillating track to their list of collaborations.
Martin Garrix, Julian Jordan, Tinie- Diamonds
Martin Garrix has teamed up with fellow DJ/producer Julian Jordan and British rapper Tinie for his first club banger in almost a year: ‘Diamonds ’. While experimenting with a lot of different sounds the past year, Garrix reassured fans that he was still working on hard-hitting festival music, but was waiting to get back on stage to release these. After premiering ‘Diamonds’ at his first show in 1,5 years, the song caused a major buzz on social media and quickly found itself among the most anticipated IDs from his set.
Josh Charm – Let You Go
‘Let You Go’ marks Josh Charm’s 10th single with STMPD RCRDS, resigning for an additional year filled with brand new music. ‘Let You Go’ is the product of a long-awaited summer spent meeting new people from all around the globe. It portrays the typical summer love story and not wanting to let go of the summer filled with euphoric moments and new friends.
RetroVision – In The Place
RetroVision drops his brand-new, high energy festival weapon ‘In The Place’ on STMPD RCRDS. As clubs around the world are slowly opening up again, RetroVision is set to drop some club bangers in the coming months and ‘In The Place’ is a perfect introduction of what’s to come.
RetroVision: ‘’As festivals started to come back I felt like I had to make some darker tunes. This song is exactly what I had in my mind, a strong dj-playable song that could go hard on a festival mainstage.’’
Zonderling – Zonder EP
In a world where genres and rule books aren’t part of the plan, you’ll find the Dutch duo Zonderling, consisting of producer Martijnvan Sonderen and DJ Jaap de Vries. Today, they present their brand new EP ‘Zonder’ on STMPD RCRDS.
DVBBS- Say It feat. Space Primates & GASHI
DVBBS return to the release radar with ‘Say It’, the renowned DJ/production pair’s ninth sonic endeavor of 2021. It directly follows previous lead singles ‘Lose My Mind’, ‘Losing Sleep’, ‘Leave The World Behind’, and ‘Victory’ from their upcoming second full-length album SLEEP. Their latest original production sees them teaming up with U.K.-based powerhouse duo Space Primates, as well as enlisting the vocal talent of Brooklyn’ based rap sensation GASHI. This continues their streak of recent collaborations with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, GATTÜSO, YBN Nahmir, and Alida, to name a few. Out now via Ultra Records, ‘Say It’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Cerrone- Best of Cerrone
Cerrone, the legendary French “King Of Disco” and one of the architects of electronic music, has today released a double vinyl edition of his greatest hits: Best Of Cerrone. Celebrating 45 years of his iconic career, the double vinyl is out today (on Virgin Music via Because Music).
XTRA Mile Recordings
Frank Turner- FTHC
Frank Turner is set to release his brand new studio album, FTHC, on Friday, February 11, 2022 via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor. His first since 2019’s No Man’s Land with accompanying Podcast, FTHC marks a new chapter in a career that has already spawned four Top 5 albums—nearing an impressive 3000 shows to over two million people worldwide and stretching from grassroots venues to Wembley Arena and the O2.