An ode to the intricacies of contemporary dating, Austin-based producer Casual T emerges from his local scene to unveil “Why?” featuring Viben. the lead single to his forthcoming Lovers? EP. Taking future bass to a new level, the rising talent offers something acquainted yet novel. A wickedly accurate parallel to the surreal track art, “Why?” is eclectic and sensually engaging. Retro piano riffs and echoing synths stand strong as the pillars that support the single. Solidifying his imprint on the music industry by exploring modern culture through the lens of dance music, Casual T is an artist you can’t ignore.
Chicago-based hybrid electronic producer COFRESI delivers an evolving triumph in his latest offering, “Early Night” boasting a feature from electro-jazz powerhouse Flamingosis. In his explosive live sets, COFRESI manipulates Ableton, an electronic drum pad, as well as a full drum kit. An expert percussionist and electronic visionary, it’s no secret that “Early Night” is a musically seductive, formidable cut. Punchy drums draw the listener in as fluid transitions transpire to create a experimental soundscapes. “Early Night” is a marriage between COFRESI’s signature sound and Flamingosis’ cheekier resonance. Standing righteously outside of the mainstream, this collaborative feat is not one to miss.
“Treat You Better” by RÜFÜS DU SOL is one of my favorite side 01/track 01 jams ever. I know we really don’t have sides any more, but let’s just pretend we holding vinyl. So good! It’s energy and vibe is everything that’s amazing in the world. Lucky for us, our homie and Australian producer CASSIAN just delivered a delicious remix of said track and were swooning. This one is dance floor fire y’all!
Speaking of the dance floor - we have a show coming up with CASSIAN in San Francisco on May 17. It will be his debut headline live show at The Independent! Get ready for greatness - his life set is bananas good. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them below. Hopefully I’ll see all you bay area peeps there!
Belgian producer LIHO adds another impressive cut to his already charming catalog with his latest offering, “Never Learn.” The single leans into deviating synths while navigating an optimistic electronic resonance. Glitchy future bass blossoms into a chromatic, stimulating outline filled with tangible samples. This cutting edge triumph is a window into the sounds of the tomorrow. “Never Learn” quenches a futuristic appetite and fills a vivacious prescription for listeners to revel in. This gallant single comes at the heels of a slew of stellar feats from the producer, yet breathes a new life to his discography. LIHO- we’re listening.
Blending smooth R&B with a disco-funk reverb, Sydney-based duo Night Tales is creating a sound all their own. Both energizing and sensual, their latest single “Elevate” is a buttery joint, embellished with dance floor ready house-style synths. The twosome fuses their distinguished styles to create a wholly inspiring and refreshing sound. Serving groovy vibes on a golden platter of electronic resonance, this outline dances to the beat of its own drum while remaining familiar and approachable. Sexy and irresistibly dreamy, “Elevate” is a dangerous feat from Night Tales. Immerse yourself in this mid-tempo masterpiece and stay tuned for more from Night Tales.
Relatively new to the music industry, enigmatic producer Juuku shines on his remix of Yetep’s “Gravity.” Adding a chromatic filter to the already seductive vocals of Daisy, Juuku turns “Gravity” into an out-of-this-world experience. A synth-based ebb and flow oscillates an atmospheric chord progression, creating an immersive adventure. A breathy production teeters between darkness and optimism, making this remix a palpable effort. Despite being a new face to the industry, Juuku is far from novice- watch this space.
The always charming duo Papa Ya reemerges after a year-long hiatus to drop their latest single, “Yesterday.” Their innate charisma is apparent here, as the track boasts a witty production with effervescent vocals. An infectious rhythm glides seamlessly across a cinematic kick that anchors the single in a magnetic atmosphere. A breezy triumph, “Yesterday” is an easy listen, suitable for any listening experience. Its radiant nature is compelling and inspiring. There’s something unapologetic about this LA duo that is playfully seductive, and wildly enthralling. Check out the return of Papa Ya today.
Capitalizing on a slew of brilliant successes, AJ Salvatore, who continues to explode into a powerhouse act, returns with “Breathe” featuring Kristina Maria. A slew of electronic influences come together to create a single stunning outline. Sharp synths, lengthy chords, and soulful vocals dipped in honey re-define electronic-pop. Salvatore has been experimenting with new sounds and different styles on his recent releases, solidifying his place as one of the most versatile and dynamic young producers in the game right now. “Breathe” boasts an effortless glow, lighting up the senses through adventurous melodies and daring transitions. Tune in with us.
Dripping with the sounds of old-school disco, That’s Nice brings the 80s to life alongside vocalist MRY to unveil “No Denyin.’” Stitched together with a particular kind of glamour, this neon cut puts a spell on its listener. Creamy guitar licks radiate through waves of funk and electro-pop, giving rise to a fresh breath of optimism. Naturally addictive, “No Denyin’” is swathed in a signature swagger defined by only by the collaborating duo. Let your worries go and explore the sounds of contemporary disco.