Foreign Family signee and Manchester’s own Duskus is quickly summiting a hill of mass influence. Between his textural sound design and floating melodies, Duskus delivers his In Retrospect EP. Woven with intention and a distinguished signature sound, “Can’t Stand The Feeling” is the fourth cut from the majestic 5-track effort. Introduced by a whispering lo-fi ascension, this shimmering triumph is infectious and velvety smooth. Boasting a retro-feel complimented with a shadowy reverb, Duskus manipulates emotion through music with each vibrant turn and transition. Like a dream like state, “Can’t Stand The Feeling” is an atmospheric relic carefully placed within the EP. Tune into today and watch this space for more from Duskus.
Alright my 80’s industrial dark dance vibes music babies … we got the good good for ya! The legend Gesaffelstein once again has … out of no where … dropped a new EP Novo Sonic System. Surprise! This one starts off strong and keeps you chair dancing at your desk for the full 16 minute 6 song record …. swoon! “Dance X” has that grimy 80’s electro flavor that will make you feel as if your zipping through TRON on your neon glowing bike. Rad. I LOVE THIS! Listen to the entire EP HERE!
For his third original release of the year, dance pop standout OTR is teaming up with Jarrah McCleary’s Sydney-based synthpop group Panama for “Drive,” out now via Astralwerks. “Drive” is elegant and complex, firmly establishing OTR as one of the most introspective and forward-thinking producers around. It’s OTR at his deepest, combining his emotive, thought-provoking style with the comfort and simplicity of heartfelt lyricism. With delicacy and grace, OTR has breathed fresh air into dance music with an emphasis on being and feeling, rather than just listening. Radiating new dimensions of sensitivity and eloquence, OTR’s foray into a new sound is daring and gracefully accomplished, a patent embrace of vulnerable artistry that speaks to his story to date.
From the onset of “Believe,” longstoryshort entrances listeners with mesmerizing vocal chops atop of budding layers of oscillating bass. Chock-full of everything we know and love about bass-house, longstoryshort seems to elevates the genre one step further with his own added flair. The UK garage and drum & bass inspired artist combines his affinity for the genres into a unique style entirely his own. Transcending genre with each and every release, longstoryshort refuses to write the same song over and over again. Listen to “Believe” today.
This week was all about playing catch-up with work and life and all the other stuff that can get put off until later. Good thing I got my boi YOTTO droppin new tracks to keep things interesting! Finnish songwriter/producer put out a brilliant new deep house gem “Is This Trance” which I’ve had on repeat all week long. This one is fat and juicy with light bouncy melodies under deep house dance beats … it’s delicious! This one is out now via Anjunadeep and you can swoop it HERE!
A visceral journey through complex sound, Midoca’s Dry The Rose EP is deeply personal. His mau5trap debut weaves tales of growth, vulnerability, and understanding. His lead single “Dry The Rose,” is out now. Transcending the boundaries of genre, Midoca combines sonic electronic elements with avant-garde production techniques to create a style that is uniquely his own. The EP’s namesake track comes as part one to Midoca’s story, chronicling the means of a powerful journey ending in acceptance and new, hopeful beginnings. Thoughtful and poignant, Midoca’s entrancing vocals craft soul-stirring melodies atop stunning synths. Melancholic to its core, the LA-based producer creates a mellifluous testament to shedding stale skin. “Dry The Rose” is an urgent plea for important change, and an everlasting reminder that even in moments of pain, we can emerge stronger and more in-tune than before.
After milestone releases with Insomniac, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold, and Mad Decent, JSTJR is more himself than ever with his latest unveiling, “Put In That Work.” The bodacious cut dropped on his imprint Group Chat Recordings and teeters between a melodic techno bass-line and thunderous trap aromas. Blending two main-stage genres, this intoxicating joint has a magnetism defined only JSTJR himself. This zealous single is a thrilling, festival-ready anthem drenched in a wicked sound-design. A stepping stone ahead of his forthcoming EP, JSTJR leaves listeners on their toes with “Put In That Work.” Join the party today.
“SPECTRAL RANGE” is the second track from QUIET BISON’s groundbreaking NIGHTFALL EP. The Portland-based producer is ascending a mountain of impressionable influence with each release, and his third EP follows a similar algorithm. “SPECTRAL RANGE” boasts QUIET BISON’s innovative style and stands as the most melodic cut from the wicked project. As waves of digital emotion cascade atop a forward-thinking cadence, "SPECTRAL RANGE” is as intoxicating as it is musically poetic. A nod to insomniacs and dreamers from all walks of life, this textural EP is a myriad of colors and schemes that work together to create a whole outline of shifting sounds and emotions. With a slew of exciting new music and shows on the horizon, NIGHTFALL couldn’t come at a better time for the youthful producer.
I have been obsessed with the sounds of London producer Kidnap for years now … he has an individual tone that I always recognize above all others as cool and sleek, dark and mature, intelligent and always always full of the best vibes. Oh Kidnap … will you marry me? His latest single “Sea Breeze” has a fantastic dance floor groove that anyone can get down and dirty with. Listen and love!