jakub | May 15, 2023

May 14th Weekly Roundup Feature


It’s May 14th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Check back in with us next week.

Above & Beyond- 500

Above & Beyond continue their return to the dancefloor with ‘500’, the next single from their upcoming ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’ EP, out May 25 on Anjunabeats.

Drawing inspiration from all areas of contemporary electronic music, ‘Tranquillity Base Vol. 1’ features five tracks that debuted in front of 25,000 fans in Los Angeles last October; ranging from the rolling grooves of ‘Spin Off’, to the darker atmospheric techno of ‘VLEKNO’.

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Albert Hammond Jr.- Old Man

Albert Hammond Jr—globally renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band The Strokes—shares eight new songs from his much-anticipated forthcoming solo album, Melodies On Hiatus—listen/share the songs here and watch/share the official video for “Old Man,” the next in a series of episodic videos directed by Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberghere.

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a.k.a. skips-F.T.N.U.

Newly-minted, SF-bred/LA-based producer a.k.a. skips wants to bring listeners back to the roots of dance music culture.

a.k.a. skips releases “F.T.N.U.” – his debut single under the new alias and a mesmerizing, 90s-inspired warehouse rave banger. Filled to the brim with vintage club synth chord progressions, scintillating high-hats, and swirling vocal samples, “F.T.N.U.” (which stands for “Fuck The Night Up”) is a brooding, classic-sounding dance track that embodies a punk ethos: an incendiary electronic cut doubling as queer rebellion, two modes that align with the a.k.a. skips brand.

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Apashe Tour

Renowned electronic artist Apashe has announced shows in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, and Seattle this fall.  In each city (dates listed below), Apashe will perform with a live brass orchestra. Tickets are available now at www.apashemusic.com/tour  

ARMNHMR- Someone To Forget

Asian-American dance duo ARMNHMR today join forces with alt-pop songstress  Lights on Monstercat Instinct delivering “Someone To Forget.” The record arrives as the second single from ARMNHMR’s forthcoming album, ‘Together As One,’ out later this year. Leading the track with a heart-tugging ballad touching on temporary love, Lights conveys raw emotion while putting her stunning vocals on full display. ARMNHMR’s signature melodic bass sound fused with live instruments illustrates the poignant storyline, also highlighting their ability to leave an impactful mark on listeners through musical storytelling. Currently, ARMNHMR are on their ‘Together As One’ headline run, bringing an enhanced live experience to fans with production bigger than ever before. Upcoming stops include Denver, Boston, Toronto, and festivals EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and more. 

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Arthur Moon- What My Name Was

On June 1, Brooklyn-based avant-pop artist Arthur Moon will release their new album Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Side B via the newly launched Switch Hit Records. A limited edition, opaque red LP will be available through Vinyl Me Please and will also include 2021’s Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Side A (pre-order). 

Today Arthur Moon is sharing “What My Name Was,” the final pre-release single from their forthcoming album. The song debuted today at Under The Radar and will be on all streaming platforms on Wednesday for any playlist shares. The track follows singles “Ghost Ranch” and  “7 O’Clock Clap” which caught the ears of writers at NPR, The New York Times, Them, Billboard, Ones To Watch and more. 

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Blake Rose Tour

Fresh off an incredible run of UK live dates with rising artist Mimi Webb, burgeoning Australian artist, Blake Rose is getting ready to hit the road once again in North America, this time joining multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lauren Spencer Smith on her Mirror Tour as a special guest.
Blake will embark on the 19-date North American leg, alongside singer Geena Fontanella, kicking off July 14 in Chicago, and playing cities including DetroitBostonPhiladelphiaNew YorkAtlantaDallasPhoenixLos AngelesSan Francisco, PortlandSeattle and more, before concluding August 17 in VancouverBC. Blake will then rejoin the tour for its Australia & New Zealand Leg in October, with shows confirmed in MelbourneSydneyBrisbane, and Auckland
Presale tickets will be available starting Monday, May 15, with public on sale beginning Friday, May 19. For access to presale tickets & VIP, sign up at tour.LaurenSpencerSmith.com to receive a presale code before tickets go on sale. 

Blinders – Prayer
Blinders is back with a brand new festival and club banger that is sure to get fans on their feet and dancing. The song, titled ‘Prayer’, combines Blinders’ signature sounds and energetic drops with a powerful techno breakdown. What sets this track apart is the addition of a catchy, melancholic female vocal that gives it a unique and captivating atmosphere.

The initial idea for the song started a few years ago when Blinders wanted to combine his signature sounds with a powerful techno breakdown. The result is a dark and futuristic track that draws inspiration from nature, particularly the alien-looking insect, Praying Mantis.

Blinders said, “I’ve been inspired by nature since I can remember. This time, I wanted to make a song that will be my sound vision of this alien-looking insect called Praying Mantis. My focus was on making it sound a bit dark and futuristic. I started this song before the pandemic when I was preparing music for Tomorrowland. Then the pandemic came, and I postponed working on this idea. The working title was ‘Mantis,’ but actually, when I came back to this idea, I found this acapella that seemed to fit the instrumental very well. In this context, it was nice to think about it as a prayer. That’s how I made ‘Prayer’.”

‘Prayer’ was recently premiered by Martin Garrix during his two big main stage shows at Tomorrowland Winter and Ultra Miami in March this year. The release of ‘Prayer’ marks the start of a new chapter in Blinders’ life and music career. Following the release of both the original version and dub mix of ‘Prayer’, Blinders will be heading back on tour, starting with a big college festivals tour in Poland at the end of May.

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Boogietown

Boogietown returns to Apps Court Farm on 9th and 10th September 2023 for its biggest ever weekend of funk, soul and disco across four stages and new for 2023 camping options. This year’s epic headliners include a mix of 50+ red hot and pioneering DJs and live acts from across the ages such as Billy Ocean, Earth Wind & Fire, The Tramps, Fatback Band, Armand Van Helden, The Shapeshifters, Trevor Nelson, DJ Spoony, Jocelyn Brown, Jazzie B, Omar, Groove Armada, Artwork, Crazy P, Craig Charles, The Nextmen, Norman Jay MBE, Killa Kutz and more. Tickets are available now from https://boogietown.co.uk/

Caleb Hearn- 1200 sq ft

Nashville-via-North Carolina singer/songwriter Caleb Hearn reveals his new EP 1200 sq ft via NettwerkThe EP arrives alongside an emotionally driven music video for the title-track single.

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Carlita & Andhim- Life

Turkish-Italian multi-instrumentalist and rising music icon Carlita joins forces with German DJ and production duo Andhim to release their debut collaborative two track EP ‘Life,’ via DJ Tennis’s Life And Death imprint.

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Cassian- Great Southern Land

Sydney-raised, Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cassian delivers his long-awaited remake of Australian legends ICEHOUSE’s beloved song “Great Southern Land.” Wielding his signature melodic house and techno production style, Cassian breathes new life into the track that once rocked all of Australia in the 1980s. This new take from Cassian, which has served as a key moment in his live sets over the past year,  is released via RÜFÜS DU SOL’s respected label, Rose Avenue Records

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Clairo- Live At Electric Lady

Artist, songwriter, and producer Clairo unveils her Live at Electric Lady EP, the latest release in the Spotify and Electric Lady Studios series. The five-track EP features re-imagined versions of fan favorite hits from her discography and critically acclaimed sophomore album Sling, including “Bags,” “Amoeba,” “Zinnias,” “Partridge,” and “Blouse.” Not to mention, Clairo’s performance of “Amoeba” for the EP recording was her first time performing the song live on-camera.

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Claude VonStroke and Shadow Child- Steel Thing

Claude VonStroke and Shadow Child team up for ‘Steel Thing’ out now via Dirtybird Records. 

What began as a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shadow Child’s Dirtybird debut quickly evolved into a full-fledged collaboration with the labelhead himself. Inspired by Shadow Child’s ‘String Thing’, ‘Steel Thing’ acts as an off-kilter companion to the decade’s old house classic. A relentless groove that captivates with each twist and turn, ‘Steel Thing’ basks in the brazen left-of-center rhythms and industrial tones crafted by the pair of underground titans. Destined to be one of Dirtybird’s highlight releases this year, ‘Steel Thing’ honors the label’s long history of making and breaking house and techno talent.

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CR20

Undeniably one of the most influential record labels within underground dance music, releasing material from Seth Troxler and Mathew Jonson to Laurent Garnier, Rósìn Murphy and Jennifer Cardini since founding in 2003, Crosstown Rebels stands today as a hub and platform for flourishing projects across the electronic spectrum, including via sub-label Rebellion and across long list of showcases across the globe. More than just your everyday label, the Crosstown Rebels legacy has grown alongside its founder in equal measure, with head honcho Damian Lazarus continually showcasing, championing and spotlighting artists from across the globe who share his radiant, experimental vision for house music and beyond. Ringing in a major milestone in style, 2023 will see the biggest twelve months to date as Lazarus and Crosstown mark the 20th Anniversary of the label with a series of projects set to be unveiled in the lead-up to summer, with ‘CR20 The Album’ set for release on 12th May 2023.

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Dames Brown- What Would You Do

The vocal ensemble Dames Brown has been a big part of the Defected family since their first release on Classic six years ago, leading up to their Defected Records debut with ‘What Would You Do?’ featuring Andrés and legendary soul musician Amp Fiddler in 2021.

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Defunk- The Return

Following his Taylr Renee collaboration, Defunk capitalizes on his funky roots with his third consecutive single of the year, “The Return.” Tracing back over a decade of touring and music, Defunk’s signature hybrid sound debuts its newest iteration in the latest energizing crowd-pleaser. Traversing wobbles, jammin’ guitar, turntable scratches, and electro synths, the Canadian producer assembles funk, electro, and punk-rock elements as he embraces a sophisticated evolution of his funky bass music.

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Dillon Francis and INJI- Pretty People (longstoryshort Remix)

A month following the release of Dillon Francis’s latest hit, “Pretty People,” alongside Turkish star INJI, the renowned DJ, producer, and songwriter call on flourishing NYC-based producer longstoryshort for remix duties. The project arrives on the heels of longstoryshort’s first offerings of the year, “Still Here,” a collaboration with Blossom, and his 3-track HER EP which landed on Thrive Music and Lost In Dreams/Insomniac respectively in early spring. The official remix reaches new heights with longstoryshort’s hard-hitting cinematic bass touch. “Pretty People (longstoryshort Remix)” is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Universal Music.

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Dryden- Feel the Power

Dryden releases new single “Feel the Power” on NIGHTMODE. 

Las Vegas-based producer Dryden was previously operating under the former guise of Lemay, striving to bring a modernized touch to dance music from the ’80s and early aughts eras nodding to seminal artists from the likes of Justice and Knife Party. He is touching down on the NIGHTMODE imprint with his new single. “Feel The Power” is the perfect introduction to his newfound vision, an electro-charged cut employing surging saw synth riffs, rapid firing laser fills, fuzzy low-end, punchy drum patterns, swaying string stabs and robotic vox keeping the energy locked at maximum output the whole way through. 

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Easy Dreams- Sunformer

Los Angeles-based band Easy Dreams will release their new album Sunformer via their label Yallbeat Records (pre-order). The band will be playing an LA record release show on May 13 at Harvard and Stone. In anticipation of Friday’s album release date Sunformer is streaming in full at Adventures In Americana.

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EDX- Renascence

Closing 2022 with his magical track, So Good, Swiss dance music stalwart EDX returns to the release front to showcase what he has been working on over the winter months. Marking his first release of the year with an epic cut, Renascence is out now on PinkStar Records.

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Eric Hilton- Farewell To Midnight

Montserrat House Music and veteran producer/artist Eric Hilton are excited to present the release of “Farewell To Midnight” b/w “Front Line,” Hilton’s first offering since his late-2022 back-to-basics trip-hop EP Present Past and Future. Two new tracks of dub soul goodness featuring acclaimed lyricist/vocalist and longtime collaborator Puma Ptah, “Farewell to Midnight” and “Front Line” are now streaming via FLOOD HERE, on YouTube HERE, and will also be featured on a limited edition green vinyl 7” that is available for pre-order now HERE

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Fur Trade- Kids These Days

Fur Trade — the project of Hot Hot Heat frontman Steve Bays and the Gay Nineties’ Parker Bossley — takes the duo’s knack for hooks in directions influenced by yacht rock as well as psychedelic and electronic music. Bays and Bossley (who at one time played bass for Hot Hot Heat) recorded the music for their debut album at Bays’ Tugboat PI studio, with Bossley playing guitar and bass, Bays on drums and keyboards, and the pair splitting vocal duties. After teasing Fur Trade’s sound with the single “Kids These Days,” the full-length Don’t Get Heavy arrived in July 2013. 

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fussy- cute kawaii

Experimental electronic-pop singer-songwriter fussy is coming into her own.

fussy unveils her hyperpop-inspired debut single “cute kawaii” – an edgy, impassioned track about the over-fetishization of Asian culture in Western media. As a first-generation Filipino/Latina, fussy offers a rare perspective that tackles exoticism and cultural appropriation – an important message appropriately complimented by the track’s infectiously off-kilter presentation.

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Fatoumata Diawara- London Ko

Grammy-nominated Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress Fatoumata Diawara’s highly anticipated new album London Ko is slated for release May 12 via Wagram Music; pre-order/pre-save the record HERE. With the new album, Diawara continues to reinvent traditional African music, combining her Mandinka roots with afrobeat, jazz, pop, electronic and hip hop influences. That synthesis is reflected even in the album’s title, combining the names of the Western metropolis of London with that of the Malian capital of Bamako.

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Golden Features Tour

Acclaimed Australian electronic producer/DJ Golden Features announces his upcoming North American headline Sisyphus Tour

Register for the Pre-Sale here: 
https://www.goldenfeatures.com/tour

Groupthink- Dressed For A Funeral

Boundary-pushing, LA multimedia band Groupthink shares “Dressed For A Funeral” featuring Sunday Scaries. 

Get it HERE via 10K Projects.

HOLLY- EUPHORYA

Acclaimed Portuguese producer HOLLY releases single ‘EUPHORYA’, and announces the June 2 release of his seven-track Sadness EP, the second chapter of the Minha Vida trilogy, via his own iLex label. Alongside singles ‘Swear I Been Ready’ and ‘Cuento De Vida’ ‘Euphorya’ offers a glimpse of what’s to come from the rest of the EP, with HOLLY’s captivating emotional expression. 

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iBoatNYC

iBoatNYC, the premier entertainment and marketing agency that specializes in multi-genre yacht experiences for tourists and locals alike, recently unveiled its upcoming spring and summer programming. With over 150 shows featuring top international talent across New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and Chicago, iBoatNYC is set to deliver a sensational entertainment experience aboard luxurious yachts cruising through the picturesque waters of Manhattan. Following a standout 2022 season that saw them welcome a diverse mix of incredible artists including AcrazeDon DiabloBassjackersChromeoCIDDreamstateFabolousDVBBSFabolousFlosstradamusBLOND:ISHJawnsJuelzWooli, and many more, iBoatNYC is thrilled to set sail once again with its stacked lineup of upcoming summer performances.

TICKETS: ALL UPCOMING IBOATNYC EVENTS

Iguana Death Cult- Echo Palace

Dutch rock band Iguana Death Cult shares their highly anticipated LP Echo Palace (via Innovative Leisure), following the release of three stellar singles, “Oh No,” “Pushermen,” and “Sensory Overload,” with praise from outlets such as DIY, Under the Radar, American Songwriter, Paste, and more. 

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James Hype- Lose Control

James Hype releases his new single “Lose Control” on Insomniac Records. 

London-based producer James Hype has fashioned himself an international hit-making sensation as a platinum-selling artist demonstrating some of the most impressive technical skills behind the decks and a catalog racking up nearly half a billion streams globally. He is returning to Insomniac Records with his sophomore single, which features a vocal snippet from the classic ’90s R&B song “Rain” by chart-dominating group SWV. His track “Lose Control” utilized a sped-up vocal snippet from the original, bolstering it with classic rave piano stabs, shuffling drums and a jackin’ groove. 

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Jitwam- Hey Papi

Multi-instrumentalist songwriter, producer, and vocalist Jitwam shares a new remix of ‘Hey Papi’ today, courtesy of Kraak & Smaak, who flip ‘Hey Papi’ to have a four to the floor groove, whilst retaining the melody of the original. Taken from the deluxe edition of his acclaimed album Third, set for release on June 2 via Roya – featuring seven bonus tracks, including recent singles ‘hollatchu (feat. YUNGMORPHEUS & Jaydonclover)’, and ‘poor man’s boy’

LISTEN TO THE ‘HEY PAPI’ REMIX HERE

Julian Jordan – Aspirin

Dutch powerhouse Julian Jordan is unleashing his high-energy floor filler ‘Aspirin’, co-released through STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music today! The high-energy floor filler features Jordan’s signature groove, infused with a darker and more insistent driving beat, and booming bass lines that are sure to make any listener move to the rhythm. The groovy and gritty track steadily builds anticipation before culminating in a powerful drop that will ignite any dancefloor. ‘Aspirin’ brings true rave energy and serves as the perfect fuel for any party.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Julian Jordan shared, “It’s a commonly used meme in the Netherlands, one that I heard a lot during my shows in The Netherlands, but I was always surprised that people didn’t know that joke abroad. So, I wanted to bring the meme with me abroad and translate it to the dance floor.”

‘Aspirin’ is yet another masterpiece from Julian Jordan, who has consistently proven his ability to deliver electrifying and infectious dance anthems.

STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music – two of dance music’s most esteemed record labels – have joined forces once again for another spectacular collaborative EP, co-released through both imprints. Having kicked off with the first two releases ‘P.R.O.G.2’ by DubVision and ‘Aspirin’ by Julian Jordan, more brand-new music by label boss Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, Sentinel, Fancy Inc and Goodboys will be unveiled in the coming months leading up to Tomorrowland. Closing off bigger than ever, both labels will be co-hosting the STMPD RCRDS x Tomorrowland Music stage at Tomorrowland Belgium on Saturday July 22. 

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Kah-Lo- fund$

Grammy-nominated Nigerian dance-pop vocalist Kah-Lo releases her new single ‘fund$’ on Epic Records. 

Spinning a tale of greed and glory, Kah-Lo’s latest single sees her fierce vocals cut with a darker edge. A powerful anthem that flaunts Kah-Lo’s intrinsic ability to seamlessly blend genres at her will, ‘fund$’ commands attention with its shiny synth stabs, punchy basslines, and rhythmic percussion. Kah-Lo’s playfully audacious lyrics add a feminist flare to the track as she sings, “Girls just wanna have funds, can’t have fun if you don’t have funds”. As with all of Kah-Lo’s originals, her vibrant persona shines through on ‘fund$’ as she teases her more rebellious side. 

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Kiley Baxter- It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Recently signed to release her first single, singer-songwriter Kiley Baxter has been singing for as long as she can remember, with credits to many diverse influences ranging from Whitney Houston to Miley Cyrus. Incorporating elements of soul and a retro flare into the pop genre, Kiley creates music that is both timeless and limitless. 

Baxter shares her first official single, released on Deko Entertainment in a partnership with Crooked Media. Her brilliantly reimagined version of “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (originally written by Jim Steinman) was produced by Paul Crook.

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Kit Major- Break Up Again

Break Up Again” and “I Wish U Didn’t Hate Me So Much” are just the start of what Kit Major is calling the “Love. Sick. Major.” era, as she explores a 60’s Brit-pop and 90’s rock sound. “Break Up Again” features a catchy melody, swirling reverbed “Ah’s” and clever, confessional lyrics that speak to anyone who’s wished for a proper do-over. “Come on, let’s break up again and start all over as friends. I wanna wake up in the morning and call you to hear how you’ve been,” start off the track. 

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Landikhan & Ed Is Dead- Cosmic Beat

Close friends and collaborators Landikhan and Ed Is Dead stand as two of the most exciting and versatile producers in Spain’s flourishing underground circuit, breeding all-encompassing dance music through an eclectic mix of influences. Wholly multifaceted in their approach to production, the pair have always presented as kindred spirits in the studio and now join forces once again after six years for the release of Cosmic Beat.

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LARAAJI & Kramer- Baptismal

Shimmy-Disc recently announced a New Release Paradigm…beginning with: LARAAJI & KRAMER’s BAPTISMAL, the sparkling new Ambient Symphony #1 (in 3 Movements), the primordial collaboration between two aural mavericks.

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Larkin Poe- Southern Comfort (Borgore Remix)

Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell tapped electronic music superstar Borgore to give their song “Southern Comfort” a remix.  

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Lily & Madeleine- Come To Me

Indianapolis-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine share a re-imagined version of their fan-favorite meditative track “Come to Me” out everywhere now. Plus, the pair will hit the road this summer with stops in Indiana, South Haven, MI, and Nashville, TN and tickets are on sale now via lilandmad.com. Later this year, the pair is poised to share new music and much more information to come.

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LoveFamilyPart

After a four year break, one of Germany’s most prestigious open-air techno festivals is back! Love Family Park returns in epic fashion on Saturday 22nd July at the completely new and beautiful venue of Rebstock Park in Frankfurt am Main Germany close to Frankfurt airport. Playing will be the legendary Sven Väth, Solomun who will play one of his rare German dates at the festival. Presenting two stages, also these artists will play: Vintage Culture, Nina Kraviz, Kobosil, Enrico Sangiuliano, Innellea, Chloé Caillet, Clara Cuvé, Anfisa Letyago, DJ Gigola b2b MCR-T and KENYA20HZ. Get your tickets now for this spectacular return of Europe’s foremost techno festival lovefamilypark.com/tickets

LUM!X & LAWRENT- Electric Love

Billion-streaming 20 year old LUM!X returns with ‘Electric Love’ a collaboration with ace French producer LAWRENT that is sure to be contender for song of the summer, with an irresistible pop sensibility that recalls super-catchy indie classics like Capital Cities ‘Safe And Sound’ or Peter Bjorn and John’s ‘Young Folks’, while remaining fully dancefloor-ready. 

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Lydia Luce- Never Enough

Nashville singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lydia Luce shares “Never Enough,” a psychedelic and reflective single about feeling content with what one has… and the enlightening power of magic mushrooms. The song will be available to stream everywhere tomorrow, May 12, here: https://lydialuce.ffm.to/neverenough

Matroda- Throw Your Hands

Matroda releases new single “Throw Your Hands” on Insomniac Records. 

Croatian heavyweight Matroda is a machine when it comes to cranking out dancefloor-demolishing house records, cycling seamlessly across the spectrum from uplifting piano house to stocky, straightforward tech grooves. He’s returning to Insomniac Records with his latest single, which finds him adopting the party-starting hook from the title track from ATLiens, the sophomore album from Outkast. Aptly titled “Throw Your Hands,” the track hinges on a commanding vocal loop from the chorus, which are repeated and chopped up across shuffling drums, his signature recoiling basslines, sporadic snare rolls, and hypnotic Arabian flute melodies adding texture to the unyielding bounce. 

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Mazare- Dreams Only Last For A Night

Mazare releases new ‘Dreams Only Last For a Night’ EP on Lost in Dreams. 

Italian artist Mazare is a melodic-leaning producer who’s becoming synonymous with the fusion between drum & bass and pop punk. His hybridized vision is reaching its pinnacle on his forthcoming four-track ‘Dreams Only Last For a Night‘ EP on Lost In Dreams Records. On the focus track “Another Day,” he teams up with Cape Town band Opposite the Other to employ an indie folk aesthetic granted by its sharp violin melodies, prominent guitar power chords, choir harmonies, and twangy optimistic topline, all of which bleed effortlessly into his upbeat drum & bass bounce. 

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MIDNIGHTCHOIR- Loverboy Molotov

NYC electronic act MIDNIGHTCHOIR has confirmed the forthcoming release of their second album, Loverboy Molotov, a follow-up to 2016’s THE CROWN, to be released July 2023.

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MISS DRE- Holla

MISS DRE debuts on Insomniac Records with new single “Holla.” 

Bay Area-bred artist MISS DRE has been channeling her lifelong affinity for songwriting into a house music project that finds her wrapping fresh yet filthy grooves around her own infectious vocal work. She’s stepping up with her debut appearance on Insomniac Records with her latest single. “Holla” is a tech house anthem that revolves around a commanding club-ready rap vocal about being an inimitable force in the party scene, amplifying her brazen bars with buoyant basslines, whirring textures, sustained string pads, energizing ad libs, and galloping synths pushing the momentum ever-forward. 

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Miya Folick- Cockroach

Vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick unveils a new, self-produced song today, “Cockroach”—listen here and watch the visualizer by Noah Kentis here. The new track is taken from Folick’s forthcoming album, Roach, slated for release on May 26 via Nettwerk—pre-order/pre-save it here.

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No Etiquette- Revival

No Etiquette releases their new ‘Revival’ EP on Bassrush Records. 

L.A-based duo No Etiquette have been quickly rising up the ranks of the American drum & bass scene, after initially making a splash in the midtempo lane in 2018. They are now returning to Bassrush Records with their new six-track ‘Revival’ EP. The lead track “All of Your Love” is a high-octane jump up creation combining a moody, romantic female vocal hook with aggressive distorted synth leads, fuzzy electric guitar riffs, large Reese bass, and a bed of choppy percussion. 

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Nytrix- Fade Into Your Light

Nytrix’s captivating vocals soar over a backdrop of clean, percussive rhythms, in his latest Dance Pop single, “Fade Into Your Light.” The track’s bright synth melody adds an uplifting touch, creating a catchy, hypnotic groove.

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Obongjayar- Just Cool

A differentiated talent, unlike any other, Nigerian-raised and London-based artist Obongjayar, releases brand new single ‘Just Cool‘ out now via September Recordings. The single arrives ahead of his first-ever Australian shows at City Recital Hall and Rising Festival this June. 

LISTEN + WATCH HERE.

Obskür- Daydreaming feat. Baby D

Released today, Obskür return with their anticipated next single titled Daydreaming which features the vocals of the legendary UK dance act Baby D

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OLAN & QRTR- Control

A coming together of two of the most talented rising stars of the indie electronic music world,  OLAN & QRTR follow up their previous collaboration ‘All U Need’ with the brand new Foreign Family Collective single, ‘Control’.

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Ondara Tour

In celebration of his critically acclaimed new album, Spanish Villager No: 3—Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ondara is set to kick off his North American “Rebirth” Tour on May 23rd in Milwaukee. The tour will be a stripped down affair with Ondara performing solo every evening in intimate settings with stops in Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle and more, with two additional shows in Vancouver and Winnipeg set to go on sale this Friday; see below for a complete list of dates. See HERE for additional info and to purchase tickets.

Perry- Freestyle

Perry releases new single “Freestyle” on NGHTMRE and SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations imprint. 

Basedout of Dallas, Perry Wayne has been building a reputation for crafting bone-crushing dubstep that sets itself apart with eye-grabbing imagery and comic book status storytelling. He’s returning to NGHTMRE and SLANDER‘s Gud Vibrations imprint with his follow-up single. “Freestyle” rolls in with a retro arpeggiated synth intro, before escalating with distorted guitar riffs and filtered hip-hop vocals that lead into a bedlam of laser synth phrases, screeching sounds, and churning bass hits hammering through the mix. 

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REAPER- CALL MY NAME

Reaper releases new follow-up single “CALL MY NAME” on Bassrush Records. 

Anonymous producer REAPER has quickly become one of the flag bearers of the drum & bass scene in America, building a catalog rife with explosive energy and wall-rattling grit. He’s returning to Bassrush Records with a new single following his debut artist album in 2022. “CALL MY NAME” is a categorically heavy-hitting jump up record equipped with a catchy vocal hook, driving percussive rhythms, brawny bottom-end and his signature distorted power riffs. 

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Reflex Festival

Reflex Festival will return this June 15-18th to the stunning natural surrounds of Lake Helene just outside Berlin.

Reflex Festival was born out of an intimate passion for electronic music culture and aims to inspire people to question predetermined identities, roles and behaviours and to feel free from social conformity during four days of music and art. The festival presents diverse forms of artistic expression, emphasising tolerance and creativity. The artistic vision of the festival comes alive through a variety of eclectic performances, installations and visual art, with all manner of vegan food offerings, a sauna, workshops and plenty more.

Relentless Beats Pool Season

11-May:            BTSM Presents: The PORTALS Tour

                                                 Support:  Kai Wachi, Drinkurwater, Ruvlo

                                                 Venue: Revel Entertainment Center (Albuquerque, NM)

11-May:            Drinkurwater | Official BTSM Afterparty

                                                 Venue: Revel Entertainment Center (Albuquerque, NM)

12-May:            G-Space

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

12-May:            SOSA

                                                 Support:  Avitas, Braydon Terzo, Gio

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

13-May:            Habstrakt

                                                 Support:  Lucille Croft

                                                 Venue: Salt Yard West (Albuquerque, NM)

13-May:            Versa

                                                 Support:  Trauma, Aggro, Dennett, Zonii

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

13-May:            WHIPPED CREAM

                                                 Support:  Rossy, Fairydvst, Quez

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

13-May:            Snow Tha Product

                                                 Venue: Bodega (Glendale)

16-May:            Two Friends

                                                 Venue: Marquee Theater (Tempe)

18-May:            Flux Pavilion

                                                 Venue: Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)

19-May:            Wuki

                                                 Support:  RemK, Residuo, Casti
Venue: 

Sunbar (Tempe)

19-May:            SAYMYNAME

                                                 Venue: Salt Yard West (Albuquerque, NM)

20-May:            Wreckno

                                                 Venue:  HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

20-May:            IMANU

                                                 Support:  Chiief, Mahsiv, Teeoh, Leesh

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

20-May:            Loco Dice

                                                 Support:  Brando, STPHN

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

25-May:            Savage Society Takeover featuring Blankface, Decimate, Kill Feed

                                                 Support:  Hamro

                                                 Venue: Effex Nightclub (Albuquerque, NM)

25-May:            Layz

                                                 Venue: HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

25-May:            Bleu Clair

                                                 Support:  Richi Savage, Joe Label, Shades

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

26-May:            Sickick

                                                 Support:  Slippe, Who?, Raven & Ali

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

26-May:            HE$H

                                                 Support: Alex the Lad, Half Dead, Bodykast, Limitless

                                                 Venue: Gentle Ben’s  (Tucson)

27-May:             Wave by Release featuring Above & Beyond

                                                  Venue: Talking Stick Resort (Scottsdale)

27-May:            Bleu Clair

                                                 Venue: HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

27-May:            Amtrac

                                                 Support:  Comfort Clo, Ico Soundz

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

27-May:            HE$H

                                                 Support:  Tynan, District 13, Dylan Heckert, Gustli$t

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

28-May:            DJ Snake

                                                 Venue: Maya Dayclub (Scottsdale)

28-May:            Walker & Royce

                                                 Venue: Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)

28-May:            Flux Pavilion

                                                 Support:  Dark Mark, Sed’s Vortex, Infimice

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

28-May:            Odd Mob

                                                 Support:  Rampant, Zanni

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

29-May:            Gryffin

                                                 Venue: Maya Dayclub (Scottsdale)

Rhiannon Roze & Max Low- Glitch

Los Angeles-based duo Max Low joins forces with Canadian DJ, producer and vocalist Rhiannon Roze for their latest sonic masterpiece, ‘Glitch’. The latest to come from the talented artists follows hot on the heels of their March released projects; Max Low’s hard-hitting 3-track EP, ‘Burning’ on IN / ROTATION and Rhiannon Roze’s collaborative-single ‘Toxic’ with MPH and NuBass on Night Bass Records. With ‘Glitch’, Do Not Duplicate Recordings welcomes Max Low and Rhiannon Roze to the DND Recs family, marking both artists debut release on BIJOU’s prolific imprint. Featuring a blend of each producer’s signature sonic elements, the collaboration serves as a stellar addition to DND Recs thriving back-catalogue. ‘Glitch’ is due for release on May 12 via Do Not Duplicate Recordings.

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Riordan- Paco

Riordan releases his new single “Paco” on IN / ROTATION.

UK producer Riordan is based out of Sussex, and has been putting his own signature slant on tech house. He is touching down with his debut on Insomniac’s offshoot IN / ROTATION with his new single. “Paco” is a Latin-infused number revolving around a speed picking Spanish guitar licks, thumping drums, swinging percussion, and a soft humming vocal lead trying everything together. 

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Rob I. Miller- Companion Piece

When Rob I. Miller (Blues Lawyer) found that the records he’d once leaned on to help him through heartbreak weren’t working for him anymore, he wrote his own. The result is Companion Piece, a collection of heart-on-sleeve songs building on the classic guitar pop tradition of pairing melancholy with melody, out May 12 on Miller’s own Vacant Stare Records. 

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San Holo- Out Of Options

San Holo dives into the hyperpop space with his latest Helix Records single “Out of Options” featuring midwxst. San’s signature electronic sounds and guitar riffs shine through the track’s production, and lays the groundwork for midwxst’s soft spoken, yet hard hitting, emotional verses. 

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Sarah Kinsley- Lovegod

Breakout artist Sarah Kinsley unveils her new song “Lovegod” and accompanying music video; listen/share the song HERE and watch/share the video HERE. Kinsley produced and mixed the song as well as created and crafted the Lovegod character in the imaginative video.

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Secretsundaze Documentary

Secretsundaze founders James Priestley and Giles Smith continue to celebrate 20+ years of their beloved house party, label and artistic community with the release of their first documentary, made in partnership with audio equipment specialists Audio-Technica. Filmed over the course of their 20th anniversary in 2022, ‘Hearts Not Hype’ –produced by Heard – offers unique insight into their storied history while also going behind the scenes for the debut of their latest evolution – Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble.

Hearts Not Hype is out now over at; Secretsundaze’ youtube channel.

Seth n’ Sounds- Far Away

Seth n’ Sound sets the tone for a promising year of music releases with the electrifying remix of his debut single ‘Far Away’.  This sultry club mix elevates the beloved summer anthem’s pulsating rhythms, addictive hooks, and funk-infused elements to new heights with striking synths, dynamic topline, and breathtakingly explosive drops. After a defining career as a ghost producer lending his talents to the likes of London On Da TrackUniversal Music GroupWarner Music Group, and more, Seth n’ Sound decides to forge his own path in the musical space, sharing his innate production capabilities and musical prowess with the world. With his latest offering, Seth n’ Sound offers dance music fans and clubgoers alike a delicious taste of what’s in store for the year ahead. The ‘Far Away club mix is due for release May 12. 

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Showtek & Timmy Trumpet- Dream

Iconic Dutch duo Showtek team up with superstar artist TImmy Trumpet for a tuneful, fast-paced masterpiece sure to set dancefloors alight this summer. Showtek have been on a spree with recent releases like ‘BT1’ and ‘Happy’, while Timmy Trumpet has been expanding his catalogue with ‘Synergy’ featuring DVBBS and ‘Tonight’ featuring POLTERGST. ‘Dream’ blends the styles of the artists, featuring chopped piano chords, catchy vocals, and a driving kick drum that makes this record even more dynamic and a must-have for any party or DJ set.

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Son Tung M-TP- Making My Way

One of Vietnam’s biggest stars Son Tung M-TP just released his much anticipated first taste of new music in over a year with new single “Making My Way”—

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Space 92- Inferno

French artist Space 92’s latest drop on Filth On Acid takes the form of an intense new remix of Carl Cox, Reinier Zonneveld & Christopher Coe’s rave anthem ‘Inferno’. This banging new remix from the man of the moment that takes techno to outer-space dimensions with a pulsing bassline and otherworldly synth sounds. With flat-footed drums as raw as they come and serrated synths keeping on firing, Space 92’s rendition of ‘Inferno’ gives us entrancing future feels.

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Sparrow & Barbossa- Vagabundo

Madrid-based Afro house duo Sparrow & Barbossa return with their next single ‘Vagabundo’, a fiery flamenco electronic banger in collaboration with the vocal and guitar talents of Chico Castillo (Gypsy Kings), known throughout the Latin Pop world as “The Gypsy.” The track is out now, worldwide, across digital platforms via Sony Latin imprint Orianna.

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Suray Sertin- Someday

Montreal-based producer Suray Sertin is set to release his captivating new single “Someday” – a mesmerizing track that showcases his unique fusion of house, soulful electronic, chillwave, and pop. This second single from Sertin’s upcoming EP features the soothing vocals of Sabrina Konstas, transporting listeners to a realm of nostalgic soundscapes. With a steadily growing loyal following and the support of influential EDM duo Zeds Dead, Sertin’s innovative sound will undoubtedly make “Someday” a must-listen when it drops on Altered States this Thursday, May 11th, 2023.

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Teenage Mutants- Dark Clouds

‘Collectively, the artists bring a strong pedigree to the table, having released on Terminal M, Filth on Acid and 1605 Music Therapy.
 
An anthem in every sense, ‘Dark Clouds’ already has the makings of one of Drumcode’s biggest tracks of the year having highlighted events including Printworks, Awakenings at the Gashouder during ADE week and Resistance Abu Dhabi thanks to its thrilling dramaturgy that combines a stirring vocal line, thundering underbelly of acid and laser-focused b-line.

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The Aquadolls- Far Far Away

Up next from LA’s resident femme-punk royalty, The Aquadolls, comes “Far Far Away,” the final single before the June 2 release of their album Charmed (Enci Records). A slice of upbeat summer optimism, the song featuring production by Chris Szczech (The Goo Goo Dolls), is a call to arms for anyone looking to ferociously take back their independence. Fans will have a chance to hear this song live tonight at the band’s headline show at New York’s iconic Mercury Lounge.

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TH;EN- Shine

Making waves on the progressive, melodic house and techno scene over the past few years with releases on the likes of Diynamic and Odd One Out, German producer TH;EN lands on Purified Records with his diverse 3-track Shine EP – out now on all streaming platforms.

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The Mortal Prophets- Dealey Plaza Blues

NYC experimental rock outfit The Mortal Prophets (helmed by John Beckmann) announce their sophomore LP, Dealey Plaza Blues, and kick off the record cycle with the record’s first single, title track “Dealey Plaza Blues.” The single additionally comes with an accompanying video directed by Michele Civetta.

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The Static Age- Depths

The Static Age release new single “Depths” via SBÄM Records

Post-punk band The Static Age has been combining alternative, new wave, darkwave, college rock and post-punk for over 20 years. After the releases “Neon Lights Electric Lives” (2004), “Blank Screens” (2005) and “In The City Of Wandering Lights” (2011), the band’s fourth album is still scheduled for release in 2023 after more than 12 years via the Austrian punk rock label SBÄM Records. Previously, a Halloween split 7″ with Californian punk band Love Equals Death was released in 2020 via the label. Both bands have toured in the past with the likes of AFI, Tiger Army and Street Dogs. The new track “Depths” is reminiscent of bands like Mew and Jimmy Eat World, while singer Andrew Paley’s distinctive voice is often compared to Peter Gabriel. Lyrically, the song deals with relationships and mental health once more lyrically and metaphorically. A theme that, in addition to the band’s political approach, can be found in most of the songs.

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The Sweet Lillies- Clear Water

Denver-based String-Americana group The Sweet Lillies continue to roll out their fourth studio album Equality with the release “Clear Water” available today via Americana Vibes. Keeping the theme of self-exploration and evolution of the spirit, the track reflects on guitarist, Dustin Rohleder’s upbringing on a family farm and the merger between one’s past and present to become their true self. Listen to the track HERE ahead of Equality’s June 2nd release.

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The Weeks Tour

Last year, Mississippi rock outfit The Weeks — Cyle Barnes (lead vocals), Cain Barnes (drums), Samuel Williams (guitar, vocals), Damien Bone (bass) — announces a 2023 North American tour to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of their seminal record, Dear Bo Jackson. Now, the band have announced a few more dates to said tour, slated for this fall.

5/18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
5/19 – Indianapolis, IN – HI FI
5/20 – Dalton, GA – Civitan Music Festival
10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage *NEW DATE*
10/13 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall *NEW DATE*
10/19 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s *NEW DATE*
10/20 – Jackson, MS – Martin’s *NEW DATE*
10/21 – Starkville, MS – Rick’s Cafe *NEW DATE*

Trever Keith- What Keeps Me Up Now

Celebrated songwriter Trever Keith, frontman of So Cal punk stalwarts face to face, is excited to present his heartfelt cover of “What Keeps Me Up Now.” The original song, written by Benjamin Tod and released by Lost Dog Street Band on their album Glory in 2022, is a genuine examination of self-doubt and vulnerability that Keith identified with upon first listen. “When I first heard the song, I was immediately drawn in by the lyrics,” Keith said. “They are self-critical and introspective, much the same way I write my own. I love how the tone of the song is both haunting and yearning at the same time” 

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Truth x Lies- Dos Gardenias

New York-based duo Truth x Lies is set to ignite dance floors once again with the release of their latest single ‘Dos Gardenias’. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after acts within the tech house space, Truth x Lies has has quickly emerged as one of the most dynamic and exciting acts in the genre captivating audiences with their unique sound and electrifying live performances. The latest to come from the pair serves at the 10th release on Lee Foss’s new imprint North of Neptune, and follows on the heels of their March-released single ‘The Get Down’, which found a home on Matroda’s Terminal Underground. Promising to be another thrilling addition to the pair’s blossoming discography, ‘Dos Gardenias’ is due for release March 12 via North of Neptune

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Weissach-Fly

Paul Sawyer and Simon Sinfield are no strangers to the world of music. Already established in their own right through progressive house releases on many notable labels, the guys dip their toes into the sounds of drum & bass under their new Weissach alias.

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Whales- Fuckin

After a defining career spanning across a decade, Israel-based DJ and producer Whales reaches a significant milestone, commemorating 10 years of creating and performing under his well-known persona. Tal Rochman, the man behind the moniker, started his journey as a young teenager and has since become a prominent name in the bass music scene, earning a host of accolades throughout his illustrious career. To commemorate his 10-year anniversary, Whales is excited to announce the release of his highly-anticipated ‘Fuckin‘ EP, a 6-track masterpiece that marks a new chapter in his musical journey. Showcasing his growth as an artist, with each track displaying a unique perspective and a fresh take on bass music, the 6-Track’  ‘Fuckin‘ EP is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Disciple Round Table.

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Woofax & Willdabeast- Watching The World Go By

Woofax & Willdabeast have teamed up for a collaboration release out May 12th on Gravitas Recordings.  A blend between live music and electronic engineering, this release is a groovy bass-heavy that merges genres perfectly.  With funky live instruments, glitchy bass design and catchy melodies this EP hits all our sweet spots.  This energetic release is catchy, fun and we can’t get enough of how these two artists blended their sounds to make something special.

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Yam Haus- Sandcastle

Big Loud Rock and Minneapolis-based indie alt-rock trio Yam Haus are excited to present “Sandcastle,” the band’s second single release for the label and a punchy and jangly pop-punk metaphor for life that examines just how frail and unexpected our existence can be. “For me, ‘Sandcastle’ is a sort of melancholic acceptance of the past few years,” frontman Lars Pruitt said. “We build up our lives meticulously. The next moment, a breaker rolls in and washes it away — it’s kind of exciting, kind of exhausting, kind of terrifying, beautiful, horrible, tragic, almost funny in a sad way. It actually feels really good to let go of what you can’t control, and acknowledge the complete frailty of our little lives. I think there’s some really good stuff on the other side of that.” 

Watch the music video for “Sandcastle” on YouTube HERE

Zero- God Complex/ Control The Most Of You

Zero releases new two-tracker ‘God Complex / Control The Most Of You’ on NIGHTMODE. 

British producer Zero is a shining star emerging from the UK bass scene, establishing serious street cred with a sound that counts off influences from bassline, drum & bass, bass house and other shades of brain-battering bottom-end. He’s gearing up to make his debut appearance on the NIGHTMODE imprint with his new double-sided effort ‘God Complex / Control You The Most.‘ 

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