We’re back on July 31st! It’s been a few weeks because I was on vacation- but we’re back in action. Check back into The Festival Voice for next week’s top news.
CloZee – Microworlds
French multi-talented artist and Odyzey Music label head CloZee releases her anticipated third album Microworlds. Transporting listeners to imaginative, utopian places, Microworlds is an amalgamation of the mystical sounds and hypnotic melodies she’s known for, while going beyond to test the boundaries of her emotive and spiritual bass stylings.
Colyn – Day 8
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records announces its first-ever Rose Avenue Compilation Vol. 1, due out August 4th. Set to feature tracks by label favorites and new faces, the announcement arrives with its first track ‘Day 8’ by Dutch techno producer Colyn, out now.
Danny Kolk – Easy Love
São Paulo-based producer/DJ Danny Kolk releases his new Easy Love EP, out now via Dirtybird Records.
Easy Love opens with its engaging, funk-riddled titular track. Cut with hypnotic vocals and rolling drum beats, ‘Easy Love’ serves as an introduction to the attention-grabbing listening experience of Kolk’s latest two-track EP. Its complement, ‘Balanced System’, is a shadowy heater that offsets its smooth predecessor with bouncing basslines and a dark, tech-heavy edge. Showcasing his amusing and versatile style through the catchy toplines and lively rhythms of Easy Love, Kolk’s whimsical bass house approach is befitting the Dirtybird ethos.
Edward White – Endlessly
LA-based producer and instrumentalist Edward White releases his new Endlessly EP, out now via Dirtybird Records.
Gromo – The Vortex
Genre-blending producer/DJ Gromo wants to take listeners on a journey. The New York-based artist – who’s studied at NYU’s prestigious Clive Davis Institute, traveled the world playing Ultra events in Miami, Europe, and throughout Asia, and collaborated with artists such as pop singer Rhea Raj and producer/singer-songwriter HUSH – has crafted a sprawling electronic sound informed by a diverse passion for all different kinds of art.
Now, Gromo has released his The Vortex EP – a five-track package that pays homage to horror and science fiction movies, pushes the producer’s sound into new sonic terrain, and tells a deeply personal story.
Heaven After Dark
Musical maverick Perry Farrell is the creator of one of the most successful and legendary global festivals ‘Lollapalooza’. Perry and performer and singer wife, Etty Lau Farrell are bringing their unique Heaven After Dark club event to the UK for the first time on September 16th at London’s Studio 338. Perry and Etty will be performing with select artists alongside a carefully curated mix of iconic underground legends and breakthrough innovative artists from the electronic dance world. It will be a party that delivers a next gen experience where art and music are twisted into all new realities for a truly memorable event not to be missed.
Maddy O’Neal – Woofer feat. Cleva Thoughts
Electro-soul maven Maddy O’Neal is continuing her reign as one of the most exciting artists in electronic music. Over the past seven years, she’s played hundreds of shows and taken the stage at some of the world’s biggest music festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Lightning In A Bottle, where she’s mesmerized audiences with her hybrid DJ/drum pad live performance style. She’s also toured and collaborated with artists such as Pretty Lights, CloZee, Big Gigantic, and The Floozies, cultivating a fervent fanbase endeared by her versatile fusion of glistening, melodic electro-soul with funky grooves and pulsating, synth-heavy basslines.
Maddy O’Neal releases the EP’s second single “Woofer,” a trunk-rattling collaboration with rapper Cleva Thoughts. Designed with the festival stage in mind, “Woofer” is one of the heaviest tracks in her discography, combining knocking kick drums and deep, bruising bass wubs with hard-hitting bars from Cleva Thoughts.
Mayan Warrior Halloween
Mayan Warrior has announced Mayan Warrior Los Angeles Halloween, in partnership with Los Angeles-based event collective Stranger Than. Held on October 28th, the Halloween event will serve as the last official Mayan Warrior fundraising event ever after their art car was tragically destroyed in a fire earlier this year. Coming full circle, Mayan Warrior will return to Grand Park, the location they debuted their first West Coast event in 2017.
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Sardinia’s Phi Beach in Arzachena is a unique location of rare beauty and charm that offers fresh musical encounters and blissed out party fun in an iconic venue on the Costa Smeralda. This summer it has plenty of stars lined-up to play including Claptone, Bob Sinclar, Jayda G, Black Coffee, DJ Tennis, Carl Cox, Bora Uzer, Folamour, Tale Of Us, Fideles, Themba, Peggy Gou, Purple Disco Machine, Bedouin, Diplo, Blond:ish, Fatboy Slim, Jamie Jones and many more.
Release LDN is the brand new label from London’s globally renowned Studio 338 and it promises to bring some of the finest industry names across its future catalogue. It kicks off with a brand new EP from Syncia who serves up a super solid selection of club-ready techno.
Rezz – IT’S NOT A PHASE EP
Canadian bass music legend and HypnoVizion label head Rezz releases her anticipated goth-themed IT’S NOT A PHASE EP. The 7-track rock-tinged EP arrives following previously released singles ‘Blue In The Face’, ‘Signal’, and ‘Embers’.
The Chemical Brothers at Amnesia
The Pyramid season is in full flow at Amnesia but now on the horizon is another epic night in the party’s history: legendary UK duo Chemical Brothers headline on October 1st with one of their famously thrilling DJ sets.
They will be joined by Marco Faraone and Eats Everything & Caal also on the Terraza, and Fatima Hajji, Kobosil, Manu Sanchez and Reinier Zonneveld live in the Main Room. Get your tickets now for what will be an unreal night here.
Tim Green – The Night Is Blue
Esteemed producer and All Day I Dream fan-favorite Tim Green is back releasing on Lee Burridge’s renowned imprint, offering an EP full of melodic gems. The Night Is Blue EP includes three enchanting compositions – the record’s A side is its titular track, and the B side contains tracks ‘Gold of Gold’ and ‘Jewel’. Never failing to deliver top-quality music, Tim Green returns to All Day I Dream to add another phenomenal release with the label to his catalog.
Zeds Dead & Funkin Matt – Levitate feat. Soul Edge
Zeds Dead, the renowned Canadian electronic duo consisting of Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan, is proud to announce their collaboration with Norwegian record producer and Funkin Matt, also known as Mats Ronander, on the release of their groovy house tune titled “Levitate.” This exciting collaboration will be released under Zeds Dead’s Altered States label on Thursday, July 27th.