Although the Coachella madness has come to a close, attendees can relive some of the festival’s glory with Balkan Bump and CloZee’s collaborative triumph, “Varshaver.” CloZee, the french producer and super babe boasted an intoxicating set at her Coachella debut. The rising powerhouse brought out her special guest Balkan Bump to perform their previously unreleased track, “Varshaver.” As fans were mesmerized by their acute synchronicity, they can now stream the studio version of the up-tempo cut. Meticulous sound design breathes a new life into experimental bass as Balkan Bump brings a brassy hue to the forefront. This uptempo Coachella anthem is a maze of geometric sounds complimented with notes of funk on the nose. Listen to CloZee and Balkan Bump take dance music to a new level.
The Australian crooner stole our hearts earlier this year with his debut release “Hotel Room” and now, Blake Rose is back with “Best of Me.” This single is his most personal work yet, having written and produced everything himself. Everything from his vocals down to the riveting piano melodies fits the message behind “Best of Me.” The track itself is reflective of his own experiences of dealing with someone that is hounded by the darkness of drug addiction.
The alt-pop singer and songwriter is certainly on the up and up, with tons of features on official Spotify playlists and millions of plays across the spectrum. Listen to “Best of Me” now!
La Felix is a New Zealand-based producer championing contemporary disco. Inspired by French house and old-school funk, the pioneer of groove weaves vintage licks with a futuristic resonance. His latest joint, “Real Thing” a downtempo house cut anchored by kitschy guitar plucks and crystal cool vocals from Becca Krueger. A marriage between indie electronic music and nu-disco, “Real Things” is a funky summer-time vibe doused in an electrifying kind of optimism. Tune in!
Based in Athens, Greece, DJ and producer Mel Ody brings his take to the future bass genre with his latest “Reign It In.” The track is one that has been in the works for over a year from both Mel Ody and vocalist Rory Hope. Hope’s voice is perfectly complimented by the upbeat and optimistic production as the two create something pretty remarkable! “Reign It In” is part of a handful of singles and remixes from Mel Ody, with more solo releases and collaborations on the way.
Narcsus Prye is a London-based producer and songwriter doing things his own way. His inspired single, “You Can’t Save Us (From Ourselves)” featuring Arch Birds is a delivery of eccentric resonance. Sewn together with whispering vocals and remarkable chord progressions, the single dances between indie and experimental electronic. Echoing chambers of isolated notes tether themselves together to create a single outline. This tantalizing track is on repeat, join us.
Taking hip-hop to uncharted territories, Indonesian producer/DJ duo Sliipow teams up with rapper Langston Hues to drop "Cups Up.” The genre bending track challenges mainstream electronic music by manipulating distorted, experimental production with demanding verses from Hues. Geometric sound design, flooded digital clicks, and industrial cadences cross paths to synthesize a magnetic sound. Inside this outline of daring melodies, futuristic riffs feed off one another creating one whole sound- controlled chaos. A G’d up party anthem that pushes the boundaries of dance music and forges a new path for hip-hop, “Cups Up” is a sophisticated success.
Navigating dance music through the lens of world cultures, Swayló is the Texas mystic who draws inspiration from the full moons to create immersive listening experiences for his fans. An event curator, spreading the gospel of unity through wellness and dancing, his studio recordings follow a similar algorithm. Calculated sound design gives his latest track “Ocean Flame” a distinct structure, but its free-flowing nature is what truly defines its allure. As ancient cadences encounter electro-house rhythms listeners find themselves lost in an unsuspecting symmetry. This spirited gift is a more sensual sound than his previous releases, proving his musical reach is bound only by the world which these sounds were made.
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.