Hey hey, festie fam! It’s November 12th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature where we feature the latest in music news and releases. Check back in with us tomorrow for the next weekly roundup feature.
Southeast Asia’s influential and innovative 808 Festival is back with a very special 10th edition from 8 – 10 December 2023. The second phase of headliners who will play at BITEC Bangna include Marhsmello, Morten, Barley Alive, Bleu Clair and Ray Volpe with many more to come on top of the first wave names David Guetta, ALOK, Oliver Heldens, Timmy Trumpet, W&W, ISOXO, Joel Corry, Knock2, Restricted and Will Spark.
Get your tickets to the most anticipated show of the year at http://www.808festival.net.
a.k.a. skips – Jawfiller
Underground trans producer a.k.a. skips uses dance music as a vehicle to cultivate a vibrant cultural spirit. For him, community is everything.
a.k.a. skips releases his debut EP, Jawfiller, a five-track package that pushes the boundaries of dance music through an unapologetically queer lens. Edgy, brooding, and filled to the brim with heart-pounding club beats, Jawfiller is an acute reflection of a.k.a. skips’ trans experience. Referencing the literal jawfillers commonly used to create a more masculine appearance, the title represents how the external can be transmuted to reflect greater truths about who we really are.
ALLEYCVT – Glitch
Buckle up for a sonic adventure as viral producer ALLEYCVT, aka Catherine Lee, gears up to release her electrifying single ‘GLITCH’ on Deadbeats, this Wednesday, November 8th. With a style that merges hypnotic pop vocals with the heavy impact of bass music, ALLEYCVT is the fresh face electrifying the electronic scene straight out of Northern Virginia.
Apashe – Lost In Mumbai
Boundary-pushing producer, composer & artist Apashe unveils his latest hair-raising single “Lost In Mumbai” featuring Montreal-based singer-songwriter Geoffroy, out now, November 8.
Beatport.io, Beatport’s next-generation digital marketplace announced KINSHIP, its newest collection in collaboration with lifestyle and inclusivity brand HE.SHE.THEY. The KINSHIP project is a celebration of diversity and 5 years of HE.SHE.THEY. with 3D artist Enes Güç, and includes the premiere of a brand new documentary following the brand’s fearless founders.
The collection is available HERE.
DNMO & Bensley – Interferance
In a bold move that signals the burgeoning renaissance of Drum & Bass across the United States, Deadbeats and Brownies & Lemonade are joining forces. Announced last week, this partnership kicks off with “Interference,” a powerhouse single from globally recognized producers DNMO & Bensley, set to release this Friday, November 10th. This highly anticipated track has been stirring excitement within both labels’ communities throughout the year, perfectly setting the stage for this groundbreaking collaboration.
F.O.O.L – MACHINE
Veteran DJ-producer F.O.O.L is gearing up for the release of his debut album, MACHINE. Touching down on Friday, November 10th on Monstercat Uncaged.
MACHINE signals the next chapter of F.O.O.L’s project and identity, reflecting his decision at the start of 2020 to revamp his style with an evolving sonic palette. Just as exciting as the inaugural album itself, is the fact that half the project will be featured in Rocket League, embracing the ability of F.O.O.L’s music to frequently traverse into the gaming space.
Hayden James – Beggin’ You feat. SAY GRACE and Nevermind feat. Jillian Loux
Multi-platinum Melbourne-born, LA-based producer/DJ Hayden James releases a pair of new singles ‘Beggin’ You’ featuring SAYGRACE and ‘Nevermind’ featuring Jillian Loux out via Future Classic.
Within a year of founding, they have catapulted themselves from an intimate 200-person gathering to the fastest growing brand in electronic music. Founded in 2022, Indo Warehouse is a New York collective, experiential series, and record label that authentically merges the expanse of South Asian culture with electronic music. Their diverse yet decidedly melodic sound, dubbed “Indo House,” draws from the founders’ diverse cultural roots. Kahani, aka Armaan Gupta, and Kunal Merchant are lauded by Mixmag and Rolling Stone for their music and events where traditional dance music motifs intermingle with percussion, vocals, and textures of a diverse region.
Keys N Krates – IN:TENSION
Electronic music trio Keys N Krates delivers their third full-length studio album, IN:TENSION, a succinct body of work that sees the Toronto-based outfit blending their lifelong influences and versatile production chops into a passion project chock-full of talent. IN:TENSION, featuring tracks with R&B superstar Ciara, songstress Lion Babe, alongside rising singers Taite Imogen, Dana Williams, and the late, great singer Aaron Carl, is out now via Last Gang/MNRK.
LP Giobbi & Redfield & DJ Rae- Waiting
Dance music superstar-in-the-making LP Giobbi unites with rising UK producer Redfield and multi-faceted artist DJ Rae on “Waiting,” a rapturous new house single that comes via Diplo’s tastemaking imprint Higher Ground.
Mikey Lion – You Only die Once (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Mikey Lion, the visionary pioneer of Desert Hearts Music Festival and Desert Hearts record label, stands as a luminary of the underground dance scene. He’s on the brink of unveiling his seismic remix of Destructo‘s masterpiece, “You Only Die Once (feat. Snoop Dogg),” on the cherished canvas of Destructo’s record label, All My Friends (AMF). This musical alchemy, weaving together the threads of house and hip-hop, is poised to make its grand entrance on Friday, November 10th, promising to reshape the very essence of house music with its innovative energy.
NERO – Truth
Grammy Award-winning, Ivor Novello-nominated live electronic trio NERO release the official music video for their newest single ‘Truth’, the lead off their highly-anticipated third studio album Into The Unknown, due out 2024 via Create Music Group.
OTJERWRLD – OUTBREAK 003
Five months after the release of ‘HORIZON 002’, OTHERWRLD is back with the highly anticipated ‘OUTBREAK 003’ compilation. Sitting at an hour in length, ‘OUTBREAK 003’ is packed with 16 tracks from rising artists across the globe that demonstrate the diverse sonic stylings that OTHERWRLD has become known for. Covering everything from dubstep to UK garage, the compilation features heaters from rising talents such as EVE, ryscu, and Lynnz as well as fresh faces like Salay, WAVFRM, and KAT. The diverse package is a celebration of not only OTHERWRLD but also the artists who have made the label their home in the past year. Arriving as the final compilation of the year, ‘OUTBREAK 003’ underscores OTHERWRLD’s commitment to evolving as curators to offer our community the most diverse and multifaceted listening experiences.
SITA – 333
Style icon Sita Abellán officially announces her debut EP under her techno alias SITA, a conceptual project titled Generacion XDISIS via her close cohort Héctor Oaks’ label, KAOS. Along with the news comes a new song, “333,” and video directed by Tomas Peña (previous work: Rosalía, Arca, The Prodigy). The body of work is a new milestone in the ever-evolving creative world of Sita.
Soundful, the recognized leader in AI-generated music production, announced today that it has launched a groundbreaking Human+AI Music Production Collaboration campaign titled “Soundful Collabs”. Working hand-in-hand with some of the world’s top artists and producers to capture their core musical aesthetic, or “Sonic DNA,” these collaborations enable users to create one-of-a-kind tracks that sound like their favorite artists, while simultaneously pioneering a clear and ethical path for content monetization. The initial launch includes such superstars as 3LAU, Autograf, CB Mix, DJ White Shadow, Kaskade, and Starrah. Soundful has also announced it’s working with dozens of other artists, producers, and labels to join the program, providing regular additions to the collab campaign.
WhoMadeWho Live Tour
Danish band WhoMade Who is thrilled to announce their forthcoming and highly anticipated new live tour. This run promises to be a groundbreaking and unforgettable experience and will feature a brand-new mesmerizing stage design crafted in collaboration with the worldwide renowned architecture group BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), cutting-edge visuals brought to life by flora&faunavisions, EyeMix Studio, and Christopher Mulligan, and, of course, all of the signature sounds that have defined WhoMadeWho as a globally renowned electronic live-act.