Hey everyone! It’s a great weekend! We’ve got Sam and Esmeralda covering Goldrush this weekend. Meanwhile, Stewart, Gabe, and Savannah (myself) are checking out Lost Lands, but we aren’t working the festival. Gabe’s living it up in the campgrounds right now while I’m prepping for the evening at my Air B & B, (I know, camping’s the vibe, but it just didn’t work out this year!) Anyways, happy September 24th. Here are your releases of the week!
New Radio Show
DJ and presenter Ralph Lawson and stand-up comedian, presenter, and DJ Ben Randm, today announce the launch of their new podcast and radio show, Escape Pods.
Launching on September 30th via the Ibiza-based, alternative digital radio station and arts platform OpenLab, Escape Pods will feature 12 episodes as part of its opening series featuring Delia Derbyshire with Caro C, Suzanne Ciani, Scientist, Helena Hauff, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Daniele Baldelli, Crazy P, Keith Tucker aka K1, King Britt, Kate Simko, John Shepherd and Carl Finlow. Ralph and Ben will delve into each guest’s musical selections and records, as well as asking the question – why is there such a strong connection between music and space?
Launches – September 30th at 20:00 CET on OpenLab
Trance Wax- El Nido (Skream Remix)
BB Music Group
Emy Perez & DFRNS- Maria
Emy is globally renowned for touring with music royalty Shakira, Franco de Vita and Eros Ramazotti, and her innate musical ability allows her to transcend genres, writing alongside some of the world’s most celebrated producers and artists, including Willy William (Mi Gente), will.i.am, Steve Morrison and Phill Greiss, as well as play an integral role in writing ‘Loco’ with Willy William, ‘Me Gusta‘ (Platinum Brazil).
Duskus- Holding U
London-based artist Duskus has been diligently honing his musical skills and passion from a young age. Since the inception of the Duskus project in 2015, the UK producer continues to strive to create music that is filled with raw emotion while still compelling listeners’ to get up and dance. As he remains an unforgettable creative force in the bitbird family, Duskus returns to the label with his latest offering, “Holding U.” The single embodies the hallmarks of classic Duskus record with a soothing, drum-infused soundscape. Out now, “Holding U” is available to stream across all platforms.
Cyran- Forever Far Away
With a wealth of technicolor Circus releases under his belt, he’s truly one of the team. Earlier this year he promised to ‘Take You Where it’s Sunny’, the UV laden jam has recently given life to Cyran’s very first music video, a clip as joyful and life-affirming as the man himself! A landmark in any artist’s career, check it out over on his YouTube. But now it’s high time to reveal that destination –‘Forever Far Away’. A place we all dream of, time for a break, and a switch of pace with Cyran’s always distinctive take on future pop as the soundtrack.
Do Not Duplicate Recordings
BIJOU- Street Knowledge EP
Rising from the streets of Phoenix with a monstrous six-track list in hand, BIJOU is unveiling the final workings of his newest EP, “Street Knowledge”, today. Following a hefty year of studio grind, along with the album release of “Diamond City”, the proclaimed G-house producer has grouped everything he has learned and more to deliver this unworldly masterpiece. Soon to be out on DND RECS, this EP combines a rhythmic bass with articulations by rappers such as Rick Hyde, Tony Watts, Youngworld, Chase Fetti, and ElCamino.
Claptone- Claptone feat. Seal – Just A Ghost (Vintage Culture Remix)
Claptone, the mysterious DJ and producer announces a new set of remixes for lead album single, Just A Ghost feat. Seal. Taken from Claptone’s anticipated third studio album Closer, which has been co-produced by the legendary producer Stuart Price, (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys and more).
DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE RECORDINGS
2) Kamanchen (Socko Remix)
3) Kamancech (Majnoon Remix)
4) It’s Time
5) Sueño feat. Milo Kairos
Doctor P x Funtcase- Arcade Fire
Getting back on the road has energized both bass behemoths, their blistering b2b sets leaving venues flattened and the creative juices flowing. Itching to get back in the studio they’ve put the finishing touches on a visionary system shocker like no other – think Mortal Kombat meets Street Fighter meets Tekken in a smoke-filled neon Akihabara arcade and you’re not even halfway there. After crackin’ heads on dubplate for many years and building up a fearsome reputation, its creators have decided it’s time to unleash the beast. Beware, once ‘Arcade Fire’ is finally at large there will be nowhere to hide.
Desert Dwellers- Musiki Ukabili (Uone Remix)
The classic tribal techno track sees a remake from Desert Dwellers and an epic remix from Uone, featuring a captivating vocal laid over deep tribal drums and techno snares.
Space 92 & POPOF- Insomnia EP
Crowned the #1 selling Techno artist on Beatport for the second consecutive year in 2021, abounding French producer and undisputed man-of-the-moment, Space 92, is the name on everybody’s lips right now.
Following a slew of chart-topping releases on the likes of Filth on Acid, Perfekt Groove, and 1605 (to name just a few) the prolific, in-demand Frenchman now turns his attention to a label slightly closer to home, as he makes his eagerly-anticipated EP debut on POPOF’s long-standing Parisian imprint, FORM Music.
Shadient- Crash and Roadworks
Ace Aura- Destiny
Quality Goods Records
Esteemed French DJ and producer UZ is back on the release radar with his first original single of 2021, ‘Focus.’ The track has been released in conjunction with a visual NFT designed by coveted graphic designer, Cat Owens. “Focus” serves as the lead single from the influential trap star’s upcoming deluxe LP, Trinity (Deluxe Edition), featuring hit tracks from the original Trinity LP, new originals, and exclusive remixes from well-known bass and trap producers, such as Great Dane, HWLS, Bailo, and more. The mix LP’s first single ‘Focus’ is out now via UZ’s own imprint, Quality Goods Records, and precedes the release of Trinity (Deluxe Edition), out October 22nd.
Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records
RÜFÜS DU SOL- On My Knees
This world building has been RÜFÜS’ focus since its inception, its name meant to evoke an otherworldly destination, a future point the band dreamed of arriving at from their bedrooms in Sydney, and, later, recording studios in Berlin and LA.
Sacred Hive Records
yum.yum- Majstro Dub
When asked to describe their latest track, “Majstro Dub,” the boys of yum.yum summed it up in just one word…proper. Out via Sacred Hive Records, this track is a dark dive through layered sound, with a sinister exterior but filled with so much unexpected flavor. “Majstro Dub” gains momentum with every second. Each sound is twisted and turned throughout, making this track an unpredictable ride. They hope you have just as much fun listening to this track as they did making it.
Auf Togo- Movements
Auf Togo is the long-time collaboration between Sasa Crnobrnja and Clement Cachot-Coulom, who merge their sounds and experiences for their album, ‘Movements’ out now via SaS Recordings. Inspired by the Cosmic disco sounds of the late 70’s/early 80’s, the 8-track LP skirts along the borders of electronic music, rock, funk and beyond. Through understanding and integration, the pair have come together on ‘Movements’ to present a body of work that is truly representative of their artistry.
Rogerseventytwo – Overboard
After ‘Artificial Love’ and ‘Go Back’, Rogerseventytwo is continuing his journey of making that 00’s sounding Indie/Disco/Electro flavored track with a pinch of the filtered french touch, and his new effort goes by the name of ‘Overboard’. As a huge fan of the 00’s French House Era, he tried to focus on getting that specific feeling back. With ‘Overboard’ he focused on the filtered disco vibes, creating a timeless piece for the club that is accessible for a wider audience of the house genre.
Rogerseventytwo: ‘’With ‘Overboard’ I tried to simulate as if the track is sample based. But all elements are composed and pitched up to have the same feel as a sample house track. With a repeating soulful choir, a groovy bass line, funky guitars, swirly strings and a catchy vocal, ‘Overboard’ is taking you back in time.’’
Silque – Faith In You & It Ain’t Over (EP)
Silque’s brand new EP is completely inspired by love. The EP, consisting of the tracks ‘Faith In You’ and ‘It Ain’t Over’ perfectly captures Silque’s signature sound combined with sultry vocals. The end result is a bright and groovy sounding EP with a love filled Silque production.
The Him feat. KOOLKID – Better Days
The Him has teamed up with KOOLKID for his STMPD RCRDS debut that goes by the name of ‘Better Days’. Bringing back some of the classic The Him piano sounds, the track talks about coming back from your struggles and challenges and moving onwards and upwards to the better days. Collaborating fully online with three other writers, ‘Better Days’ will be the first The Him original with the beloved classic piano sound that was used in a lot of their remixes.
Hailing from the dance capital of the world, Amsterdam, The Him began in 2015. What started with monthly bootlegs soon turned into serious hits with originals like “Feels Like Home” and “I Wonder”, both with over 25 million streams on Spotify alone. The Him has remixed some of the biggest artists in the world to much acclaim like The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Miley Cyrus, and Kygo.
Rony Seikaly- Safari
Rony Seikaly has today unveiled “Safari”, the first single from his debut album Moonwalk, slated to arrive in March 2022 on his label STRIDE. Safari kicks off Rony’s long march towards Moonwalk; a 26 track album of music produced in full by Rony.
This Never Happened
Jerro – Subtleties
Following his most recent release of the melodic gem ‘Lost For Words’ featuring Panama, Belgian producer Jerro inches closer to the release of his debut album with the fourth and final single, ‘Subtleties’. The rising talent’s latest offering gives listeners a final look into what’s in store in his forthcoming LP, slated for release on October 1st. ‘Subtleties’ is available now on all streaming platforms via This Never Happened.
Felix Jaehn & Robin Schulz- I Got A Feeling
With his sophomore album, Breathe, on the horizon, German producer Felix Jaehn continues to make way for his name in the world of dance music. Building anticipation for his album, Felix Jaehn’s latest knockout collaboration with Robin Schulz, ‘I Got A Feeling’ featuring Georgia Ku receives a rework courtesy of the prolific English DJ and producer James Hype. The remix follows James Hype’s latest single release, ‘Good Luck,’ in collaboration with Pia Mia in June of this year. Jame Hype’s ‘I Got A Feeling’ remix is out now across all streaming platforms via Universal Music.