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AMKA – Our Night
AMKA stands as one of the most exciting melodic techno acts to emerge from Italy’sthriving underground circuit. With an anthology of unreleased gems to his name, the burgeoning talent launched his debut Livestream initiative with a heady performance recorded at the breathtaking Monastero di Santa Maria Di Colonna in Puglia, Italy. Formed entirely of original Track IDs from start to finish, AMKA’s emphatic arrival on the scene nods to what is undoubtedly, the beginning of an incredibly successful career.
Electric Polar Bears & Deorro – Front to Back
Since releasing their first music in 2021 and playing their first show at Groove Cruise in 2017, future house duo Electric Polar Bears (referred to as Zero and Snowball) have consistently ascended on a trajectory of success.
Now, the Electric Polar Bears are joining forces with the globally-certified, platinum-selling artist Deorro for new single “Front to Back,” a track that’s filled to the brim with big room house stylings and complemented by energetic, lively sound design.
EXIT Festival has just unveiled the first 24 acts for its upcoming edition, EXIT Starseed! The lineup is headlined by pop-rap icons and one of the most successful music groups of all time, the Black Eyed Peas, along with one of the world’s most innovative guitarists and a driving force behind Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello, and the global trap trailblazer, Gucci Mane! Legendary mts Dance Arena will feature the most popular DJ of all time, Carl Cox, often seen as the symbol of the profession itself. He will be joined by Bonobo, Berlin’s DJ star and producer KlangKuenstler, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Barry Can’t Swim, Franky Wah, and Mene. Tesla Universe Stage will also showcase leaders among the new generation of artists Kenya Grace and Iniko, the mega-popular British group Rudimental, pop and soul sensation John Newman, the unstoppable The Exploited, Australian visionary Dub FX, hitmakers Willy William, Ian Asher, and Steve Angello, and the leading regional sensation Joker Out.
Helix & PayDay Records
Helix & PayDay Records and SoundCloud have announced their partnership to offer expanded global artist services. By leveraging SoundCloud’s extensive global platform and Helix and PayDay Records expertise, the partnership aims to discover, nurture, and invest in emerging electronic and hip-hop music artists, offering them unparalleled opportunities for exposure and growth. SoundCloud will identify and refer promising artists on platform for potential signing with Helix or PayDay Records.
World renowned drum & bass crew Hospitality are coming to Bristol for their first ever New Year’s Eve show in collaboration with [THE BLAST] at Motion. The two room takeover offers a comprehensive line-up of the best DnB talents in the game with the likes of special guests Pola & Bryson, Bou & B Live 247, P Money & Whiney, Unglued, Degs, Benny L, Euphonique, Kanobie, Borai, APH and many more.
Lucille Croft, What So Not, Tommy Trash – Cyanide feat. Lord Gasp
Australian electronic artists Lucille Croft, What So Not, and Tommy Trash come together for their new single ‘Cyanide’ featuring Canadian rapper Lord Gasp, out now via Rezz’s HypnoVizion.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (DRAMA Remix)
DRAMA, the dynamic electronic R&B duo composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist/songwriter Via Rosa, is spreading holiday cheer with their cover of Mariah Carey’s timeless classic, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’ The rendition of the holiday carol serves as the latest track to DRAMA’s growing Christmas music catalog following the 2021 release of ‘First Christmas’. The duo’s unique production and soulful melodies bring a fresh, modern twist to this classic holiday anthem.
Michael Canitrot- Gustave Eiffel Tribute
On the occasion of the centenary of Gustave Eiffel’s passing, the Eiffel Tower invites the French DJ and producer Michael Canitrot, creator of the Monumental Tour project, for an unprecedented artistic collaboration to rediscover the iconic monument through a unique fusion of heritage, electronic music, lighting, and performances. On December 27, 2023, the anniversary of Gustave Eiffel’s passing, this streaming concert (not open to the public) will be broadcast on both French television and social media.
Public listening link for the single: https://Michael-Canitrot.lnk.to/Change
Mink – NY/LDN feat. Azaad
Brooklyn-born luminary Mink has unveiled his own label, Love On Cropsey, encapsulating the sonic heartbeat of decades past and present. Mink has today released the label’s inaugural EP ‘NY/LDN,’ a four track collection of dancefloor ready grooves in collaboration with rising London star Azaad.
Project 6 Festival
The beating heart of UK underground radio, Rinse FM is set to ignite London’s Brockwell Park on May 24th, 2024, with the return of Project 6 Festival, an all encompassing showcase of cutting-edge music. The first wave of names includes cultural behemoths CASISDEAD, Katy B, Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, Mala, Benga, Juls, Taylah Elaine, Shy FX, sim0ne, Steam Down (plus special guests) and Vigro Deep, with many more to come. Tickets are available now from £34.50.
sfam – not playin’
New Orleans-based duo sfam release their new single ‘not playin’’, the titular single off their upcoming EP, out now on Rezz’s label HypnoVizion.
A thrilling follow-up to their neutral ground EP, ‘not playin’’ twists and turns with the unpredictable nature that has continuously set sfam apart. Delivering a wide-ranging and impactful lead single, ‘not playin’’ is an amalgamation of heart-racing builds and paralyzing drops driven by a sense of spontaneity and impulsivity. Inline with sfam’s kaleidoscopic approach to trap and bass music, ‘not playin’’ marks the first single off their forthcoming EP of the same title, due out in 2024.
WORSHIP, the collective consisting of major U.K. drum & bass artists Sub Focus, Dimension, Culture Shock and 1991, announces that it will embark on its third and biggest North American tour this coming March 2024. The seismic tour will have the collective perform in eight major cities building on the success of their previous sold out continental tours in 2020 and 2023. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 13 at 10 am local time at www.worshipartists.uk, with artist pre-sales set for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12 at 10 am local time.
In a groundbreaking debut release with Helix Records, Wreckno, a visionary from Michigan, collaborates with Canadian sensation bludnymph on their new single, “Steve Aoki,” scheduled for release on December 1st. Brace yourself for a track that’s an unapologetic, electrifying blend of trap, bass, and hip-hop with a pop twist. This track serves as the first taste of what’s to come from Wreckno’s forthcoming tour, ‘Party Girl,‘ starting in January 2024, and his EP, which is anticipated to drop in spring 2024.
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