Oh boy, festival season is in full swing! We’ve been a little quieter at The Festival Voice lately because people are so busy going to festivals like crazy! Several of our team have been out and about representing us at festivals or just enjoying the moments! We’re so happy to be back!! Anyway, happy September 10th- check out our weekly roundup feature!
Spencer Brown- Blue Magic / Rainy April
Qrion- Your Love
Y do I- I Know
I Know – the full-length debut album from burgeoning Israeli production duo Y do I – is out now via Area Verde.
Following a slew of critically-acclaimed EP and single releases on the likes of Trippy Code, Take My Space and Area Verde over the course of their collaborative musical career, I Know marks the first full studio long-player from partners Amos Chalfon and David Semo, who have been producing and performing together under the Y do I moniker since 2019.
Big Indie Records
The Bots- 2Seater
Big Indie Records and rock band The Bots are excited to announce the release of 2 Seater, the LA-based outfit’s first full-length offering in seven years. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas and out today, 2 Seater is the brainchild of musician Mikaiah Lei and is a multi-style body of work that captures the struggles of his young adulthood. Each of the 10 tracks that make up 2 Seater were written between the ages of 19 and 22 when Lei was undergoing a rapid burst of self-growth. Now, as a 28-year-old, Lei has rewritten and recorded those songs to articulate themes he struggled to find words for back then: the ups and downs of young love, the need to nurture friendships, and the sentimental work of taking care of yourself each day.
Blood Harmony Records
Dave Hause- Hanalei
Blood Harmony Records and acclaimed Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to present the carefree and romantic “Hanalei,” the latest track to be lifted from the Friday, October 22 release of Hause’s fifth solo album, Blood Harmony (pre-order).
Lake Night- Bound
Lake Night, the British electronic artist based between Tokyo and London today releases his anticipated debut album, Bound. Featuring a host of collaborators including Miles Cooper Seaton, Maria Uzor, Roxanne de Bastion and Leo Duncan, the album has received early support from the likes of CLASH Music, Complex, 15 Questions and more.
Austin Millz- Gold feat. Aluna
Conrank and Figure- Karma Restored
Soda State- Electrified
Soda State are Mike “M” Ridley and Sam Tracie, a fast-emerging DJ and producer duo who are part human and part digital avatar. They release their next track ‘Electrified’ on today via their own Club Soda label.
Following on with their now signature brand of breezy escapism, ‘Electrified’ is full of blissful melodies and bright pin sharp production, all layered with cosmic retro synth lines and sublime pop vocals. Their releases are built to make you feel good, filled with nostalgic references, evoking happy memories of your younger self.
Justin Jay- You EP
Justin Jay has been in career overdrive, jumping back headfirst into touring and putting his vast trove of unheard music out into the world. Today, he reveals three more of these productions in the form of ‘You,’ his second full EP on Desert Hearts Records.
Fat Wreck Chords
face to face- No Way Out But Through
FAT Wreck Chords and iconic West Coast rock band face to face are excited to present the full album stream for No Way Out But Through, the veteran quartet’s brand new album out this Friday, September 10 (pre-order). Mixed by Jason Livermore from The Blasting Room (NOFX, Rise Against, Descendents) and produced by Seigfried Meier, No Way Out But Through is a record that brims with intelligent songwriting, arena-sized choruses, big guitars, and a distinct musical fluidity that comes from playing together as a band for over 30 years.
TROPO- Siente Tu Corazon
Californian producer Tropo (Tyson Leonard) is known for his lyrical and hypnotic house music. Fusing live violin in a mix of brooding ethnic electronic and organic collaborations with musicians from around the world, Tropo has worked with fellow artists such as Ayla Nereo, The Polish Ambassador, Alan Parsons, and Wildlight. Tropo’s debut album Mira released on Jumpsuit Records, is a meditative journey. Now, Tropo is excited to share Siente Tu Corazon, coming out via Gravitas Recordings on September 7. The songs on this album come from Tropo’s travels around Mexico, Turkey, Russia and Austria and were made with people Tropo met on his travels, igniting stories and weaving a fabric through music and time. TROPO meaning “the moment in time or the point in space where change occurs” perfectly captures the essence of the cultures around the globe in the auditory exploration within Siente Tu Corazon.
Slander- Love is Gone (Kaskade Remix)
Today, September 10, SLANDER has released the second in a new series of “Love Is Gone” remixes by KASKADE in. The Kaskade track—which celebrates the original “Love Is Gone” single becoming RIAA Gold Certified this summer—follows their first remix of the series with R3HAB with Alok (September 24) and Armin Van Buuren (October 8) coming next for the Love Is Gone (The Remixes Vol 2.) package.
Sonny Fodera- Angel feat. Clementine Douglas
Following his summer anthem ‘Nah’ which has achieved 6M global streams in the first 5-weeks, Sonny Fodera announces his new album Wide Awake with new track Angel ft. Clementine Douglas.
Releasing on 22nd October, Sonny gets ready for his most ambitious studio album to date. Including a variety of a-list collaborators and vocalists including Sinead Harnett, Diplo, Ella Eyre, Sam Tompkins, Dan Caplen, MK, Vintage Culture, Bru-C, and many others. Sonny is set to showcase his versatile and in-demand production palette with dancefloor weapons, crossover anthems, a touch of garage and more.
Tony Romera- Introspection
Unveiling his most intimate records to date, French house tastemaker Tony Romera today released his debut album, ‘Introspection’ on Monstercat. Spanning 16 tracks ranging from Daft Punk-inspired electro to bass-fueled house and ’90s-era hip-hop, the trailblazing Lyon-native draws on the formative mix of genres, pioneers, and scenes that shaped him in France. The lead single, “Boogie (feat. CASUAL)” is a funky cut brimming with disco-era guitar licks and modern synths, definitive of Tony’s rich musical depth. With tracks like “VHS” and “MS69” paying homage to his tight-knit family and hometown, ‘Introspection’ is a collection of meaningful memories wrapped into one impressive studio album.
Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records
Paraleven- Apollo LP
Just as Apollo’s astronauts investigated the vast expanse of outer space, today, Paraleven invites fans to explore the cosmos within via his eponymous debut album Apollo—which has landed on Rose Avenue. The ten-piece epoque is a story of deep contemplation, taking its listeners into futuristic soundscapes laced with verses on love, pain, healing, and self discovery.
RÜFÜS DU SOL- Next to Me (Vintage Culture and Adana Twins Remixes)
Today, Australian live electronic act and tastemakers RÜFÜS DU SOL released two official remixes for their latest single ‘Next To Me’. Out now on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, the double remix package is led by a titan of the Brazilian electronic music scene Vintage Culture. The second comes from TAU label bosses, German underground duo the Adana Twins.
Sacred Hive Records
Lowcation x Curra- Dragonflies
Lowcation and Curra show us the true meaning of dynamic duo with their new track “Dragonflies” out September 9th via Sacred Hive Records. “Dragonflies” gives listeners the perfect mixture of light blissful tones sprinkled on top of dark murky basslines. Lowcation described this track as – “a trip through a dark realm, guided by dragonflies.” Listeners will find themselves completely engulfed in the soundscapes, as they journey along the full spectrum of sound.
Jean-Michel Jarre- Amazônia
Sony Music Canada
Famba- Way Back Home feat. Kyra Mastro
Bart B More – Missing U
Bart B More is back on STMPD RCRDS with a groovy party track that resembles the classic Bart B More sound perfectly. Enjoy!
Justin Mylo – Pillow Fighting
Justin Mylo is diving into a slightly different sound with his brand new release ‘Pillow Fighting’. The track demonstrates a thick sound and infectious groove that makes you want to hit that repeat button over and over again.
Stylus Records/Ignition Records
Stereophonics- Hanging on Your Hinges
Stereophonics today return with “Hanging On Your Hinges.” The song is the first to be unveiled from their forthcoming album, Oochya!, released on March 4, 2022 via Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order now here.
As the band celebrate their 25th year, “Hanging On Your Hinges” (listen here) is a gloriously unshackled palette cleanser for fans ahead of the multifaceted Oochya! With distorted question-and-answer vocals and scuzzed-up guitars, it’s a song that harks back to some of the band’s loudest moments, drawing on Kelly Jones’ love of garage rock. After 18 months of lockdown, “Hanging On Your Hinges” is an optimistic yet defiant howl as the band get back to doing what they do best.
Plovis- Hit The Breaks
Swami Records and PLOSIVS, the brand new punk outfit featuring John Reis (Hot Snakes / Rocket From The Crypt / Drive Like Jehu), Rob Crow (Pinback), Atom Willard (Against Me!) and Jordan Clark (Mrs. Magician), are excited to present “Hit The Breaks,” the band’s first official offering. A song described as “a headfirst charge straight into the highest form of kinetic energy, be it sonic, fluid, or pure human euphoria,” “Hit The Breaks” was recorded on a day in October 2020 at Singing Serpent Studio with engineer Ben Moore at the controls.
T Dot Records
TROYBOI & Chris Marshall- GYAL
For his first ever reggae production, TroyBoi teams with Jamaican dancehall artist Chris Marshall on a new party starter “GYAL” out today (September 10) on T DOT Records. Marshall, known for “Tu y Yo” featuring Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta which was a big track on her Grammy-nominated studio album Kisses, delivers a sultry swag on top of TroyBoi’s island vibed production. Often used to refer to a girlfriend, “Gyal” is a slang term of West Indian origin which means “Girl.” The song is also accompanied by a colorful video created by black-led 3-D animation studio RENDRD Media (www.rendrd.com).
Return of the Jaded- I’m in Love With You feat. Melly Ohh
Hot off the heels from his recent release via Box Of Cats, Return Of The Jaded makes his debut on Noizu’s Techne imprint with grooving sizzler I’m In Love With You ft. MELLY OHH.
Zoltan Kontes AKA legendary Canadian Return Of The Jaded has risen above the ranks in recent years. A true expert in his field, no less than eight of the producer’s releases have charted in the Beatport Top 100, earning international backing from the likes of Nora En Pure, Pete Tong, GUZ, and more.
There is a Light
Ron Costa- Koi EP
Having already enjoyed a wealth of huge releases from the likes of Matt Sassari, Drunken Kong, The Reactivitz, D-Unity and label boss The Archer over the past nine months, Los Angeles’ most exciting new house and techno imprint, There Is A Light, now readies its next extended player of 2021, with the announcement of Ron Costa’s emphatic Koi EP.
Benny Benassi X Vedo X Raiche- Pull It
‘Pull It’ features the vocal talents of rising stars Vedo and Raiche. Vedo
Toby Romeo- Oh Lord Remix EP
Rising talent, Toby Romeo, returns with a remix EP for his latest hit single ‘Oh Lord’ featuring Deve. This time around, the young producer recruited Magnificence, RageMode, and Hayve for stunning, new reinterpretations of the anthemic track. The latest to come directly follows Romeo’s recent remix of Kungs’ ‘Never Going Home’. Out now via Universal, the 3-track ‘Oh Lord’ remix EP is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Muzi & Kaytranda- I Know It
‘There seem to be a lot of Black people on Mars’ is how Muzi, aka The Zulu Skywalker, opens his fourth full length record, INTERBLAKTIC. It’s a startling body of work that is joyful, optimistic, proud, self-reliant, full of love and fantastical. It’s a breakout album with a transcendent, escapist theme from one of South Africa’s most exciting artists.
XTRA Mile Recordings
Skinny Lister- Damn the Amsterdam
Beloved British folk-punk band Skinny Lister are back with their fifth studio album titled A Matter Of Life & Love (pre-order). Out on Friday, October 22 via Xtra Mile Recordings, A Matter Of Life & Love ushers in an exciting new chapter in the band’s long and established career. An album about camaraderie and companionship through thick and thin, to cherishing the simple things freedom brings, A Matter Of Life & Love finds a band brimming with a zest for life, love, music and good times.