UK dance floor dominators, Disciples, further evidence their production prowess on “48HRS,” a single that serves as a paragon of the dulcet deep house for which the South London trio has come to be recognized.
Punctuated by a pulsating bass line with a captivatingly dark tonal hue, “48HRS” is a smooth sonic stride into the deep house domain that finds its key complementary elements in its honeyed vocal hook and reverberating synth work. A brief monologue at the track’s midway point further solidifies the single’s stimulating quality and unmistakable groove.
For the first in his career, Canadian DJ/producer Felix Cartal received a gold record for “Get What You Give,” and after receiving multiple nominations at The JUNO Awards, he is primed for a massive hype around his debut LP. As its release date draws ever nearer, Cartal released the album’s first official single, “Runaway,” featuring 22-year-old electro-pop singer/songwriter REGN.
The track is a pleasant medley of soothing piano chords, guitar riffs, and some captivating lyrics. It takes a sudden turn with a house drop that includes deep synths and looped vocals from the Chicago-born singer. Cartal heads to his home country in April to perform at Snowbombing music festival.
Philly native 5 & A Dime, as the reigning DDR-Extreme (8th Mix) World Champion, has created a revolutionary technology that allows him to create a live mashup while doing what he does best: dancing on launchpads. The mashup includes tracks by The Chainsmokers, Cashmere Cat, Skrillex, La Roux and more. 5 & A Dime’s explanation of the technology is as follows:
“This project is a hybrid between a Launchpad and DDR pads connected via MIDI into Ableton triggering several drum racks worth of samples. It then sends a visual MIDI signal to the 3D projection 1:1 scale model behind me…The 3D projection technology is the same that artists like Excision and Eric Prydz use during their shows.”
Artists the caliber of Jon Hopkins are few and far in between. So it’s to the excitement of many that the UK artist has at last returned.
“I’m so happy to share some brand new music with you,” Hopkins shared alongside a new video, boasting new music. “There is much more news to come soon, but this is where it begins. If you can, please watch in HD, with full screen and on headphones.”
Best known for his 2013 full-length, Immunity, Hopkins possesses an unparalleled ability to meld electronica, contemporary classical, and techno into breathtaking ambient soundscapes.
The accompanying video, directed by Stephen McNally in association with Blink Industries, is an equally astounding affair.
In September, the Mercury-nominated producer and composer tweeted “The record is nearly fucking finished,” so here’s to hoping it’ll land sometime land.
For the past three-years, winter sports and music compatibly converged in Vermont under the auspices of the Minus Zero Festival.
The winter sports and music festival will host its annual fourth edition at Vermont’s Mount Snow Resort, offering attendees the unique opportunity to hit the slopes of Vermont’s Green Mountains in between sets spun by renowned electronic artists. Slated for April 6–8, Minus Zero’s 2018 edition will see festival headliners ODESZA, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, Tipper, Jai Wolf, and Rezz bundle up to bring their beats to Mount Snow Resort. More than 50 acts will provide support, including Pierce Fulton, Liquid Stranger, and Walker & Royce.
Minus Zero ticket holders will have access to at least two official after-parties each evening, a larger main stage, an increased number of bars and drink stations, and art installations curated by Incendia, TRIFUCTA, The Hive, and local Vermont collective, Playa Vibes. Attendees will also be able to experience The Barn, Minus Zero’s new indoor stage, complete with its own house oriented lineup.
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Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm excels at making ebulliently funky space-disco, and it appears he’s found a kindred spirit in Nottingham pop diva Ronika. The two have joined forces for an excellent new single called “Didn’t Know Better,” a 7-minute dancefloor jam that comes along with an abridged short edit, a radio edit, a remix, and … More »