Alison Wonderland releases emotive new track and video for ‘Church’ ahead of forthcoming album

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Alison Wonderland remixes Lido's single

As Alison Wonderland continues to ascend in the electronic realm, she’s become a fixture in the global dance scene while slowly rolling out new productions. She’s allowed her live performances to speak for themselves — a wise decision — with an upcoming installment at Coachella a high point of anticipation. Another sign of her powerful production abilities and strength of her fanbase: she’s the highest billed female DJ set to perform at the festival in 2018.

Presently, Wonderland’s preparing to release her new album, AWAKE, and now released its very first track.

 

Unlike her most recent trap-ridden single, “Happy Place,” which found Wonderland in a place of considerable sonic comfort and calculated drops, “Church” is an empowering, future pop single. Its lyrics are challenging and demands that all comply to her utterance, “You better, treat me like church.”

Pleasurekraft announce debut album, ‘Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations’

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PleasureKraft Press Photo Op

Over the course of the last seven years, Pleasurekraft has mesmerized the dance music community with a string of chart topping singles, spanning a variety of genres. The electronica group’s releases — perfect for dark dance-floors — are laden with subversive energy and a palpable verve. Through seminal releases like “Tarantula” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” Pleasurekraft solidified themselves as dance music visionaries. Their atmospheric techno soundscape garnered support from such genre stalwarts as Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber, and more.

Now the group have their sights set on global techno ascension, as they announced the release of their debut album, slated for release Feb 23rd, 2018. The project is “something akin to a musical mission statement;” reads an official press release. “To prove that there is more to dance music than just a 4/4 beat, cliche drug references, and party themed vocals. From Casey Gerald’s thought-provoking sermon on “G.O.D. (Gospel of Doubt)”, to the searingly cynical “Corpse Reviver Number 1″, this debut album is wholly visceral on a musical and thematic level.”

Pleasurekraft – ‘Friends, Lovers & Other Constellations’ Tracklist

  1. ‘Interiors’
  2. ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’
  3. ‘Rigel’
  4. ‘G.O.D’ Part 1
  5. ‘G.O.D’ Part 2
  6. ‘Lagrange Point
  7. ‘Corpse Reviver Number 1’
  8. ‘Maskara’
  9. ‘Bellatrix’
  10. ‘The Razor’s Edge’
  11. ‘Last Transmission’

Dillon Francis delivers first single from new moombahton album, ‘Ven’

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The people pled, and Dillon Francis delivered.

The producer has officially begun to deliver on his promise of a new moombahton album with the release of its lead single “Ven,” featuring Puerto Rican songwriter Arcangel and Dominican rapper Quimico Ultra Mega.

The album is expected to be chock full of culture-blurring collaborations, with Francis actively traveling over the last year to find the most authentic supporting cast possible for his sophomore LP.

In a note to fans accompanying his first release of 2018, Francis explains,

“For the last 18 months I’ve been spending most of my time between shows at the studio. My goal was to have fun, inspire myself, and make something amazing, so when I got time in the studio I focused on making moombahton records. I asked Toy Selectah to help me source some vocals and we got into an amazing rhythm and I kept writing songs. We went to NY, Miami, Dominican Republic and Mexico City to work and it was some of the most incredible experiences ever. So here’s the first song off my upcoming album…”

Clocking in at the moombah tempo sweet spot, “Ven” drips and drops at 108 beats per minute, roping in heavy hip-hop influences, and carried by sharp hi-hat flurries and sinister Spanish spits from Francis’ Latin co-stars. Last year the “Hello There” producer regained creative control of his music when he parted ways with Columbia Records and we’ve now seen the first fruits of Dillon’s labor.

Kayzo releases debut LP ‘Overload’

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Kayzo — has officially released his debut LP titled Overload. The Los Angeles-based producer has climbed the ranks of electronic music, gaining notoriety for his non linear approach towards production. As is the case on his album, listeners can expect the unexpected, with songs often shifting tempo two or three times before ending.

Capuozzo’s injection of hard rock guitar samples into forward-thrusting dubstep ballads characterizes his artistic versatility. Seemingly non-related styles blend into a cohesive, yet tough sonic landscape. Overload’s eponymous second track, for example, sounds as though a rogue force is orchestrating the entire effort. Beginning with doomsday breakdowns, it shifts around the 2 minute mark into breakneck psy, flooding the listener with acidic production touchstones.

The album features vocal accompaniments from Micah Martin, whose voice emulates a 2000s punk singer  — an apt inclusion to Kayzo’s industrial soundscapes. What starts out like a melodic build might transform into darkness in an instant, thanks to Micah’s assistance.

“The Overload album started with an idea of bringing the music I listened to in my youth and most vulnerable time with what I have been able to cultivate in the electronic space” Kayzo notes about his LP. “I grew up on rock and pop punk so for me it was really important to bring the musical sound that helped shape me as a kid with what I love now.”

Capuozzo’s tendency to err on the side of extreme audio textures is something that has come to define him as an artist. The synthesis of punk elements into the electronic sphere is a point towards the pure aggression embodied in nearly every track.

“I grew up on rock and pop punk so for me it was really important to bring the musical sound that helped shape me as a kid with what I love now.”

Kayzo’s debut album marks a steep departure from the electronic mainstream. Although sometimes its thrusts feel a bit overwhelming, its influences come from a genuinely authentic space, and their translation into the electronic sphere is a chaotic, wonderful mess.

Dancing Astronaut recently named Kayzo as one of our 2017 Breakout Artists of the Year.

MGMT drop off new single, ‘Hand It Over,’ from upcoming album

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In October of 2017, indie rock heroes MGMT finally gave fans the missing piece of the comeback everyone had been anxiously awaiting: confirmation of a new album due in early 2018. Following the release of the album’s titular track, “Little Dark Age,” MGMT’s first single in four years, the band shared a second preview with a melodic, morbid piece called “When You Die” in December. Now, as the group nears the arrival of their fourth studio album, they’ve shared a dreary, psychedelic new cut called “Hand It Over.”

Building off of the second single’s inky appeal, the new tune is an enticingly gloomy, downtempo blend of surf rock and syrupy synth-pop all wrapped up in distant, trailing vocalwork. As MGMT’s new album begins to take shape, Little Dark Age sounds to be a fitting title for the band’s upcoming work.

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CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse eyeing Gnarls Barkley comeback in 2018

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Gnarls Barkley will officially be back in 2018 with the release of their third studio album, almost exactly a decade after the release of their sophomore effort, The Odd Couple. The group, comprised of CeeLo Green and veteran producer Danger Mouse, struck stardom with their 2006 radio sensation “Crazy,” which eventually came along with their debut album together, St. Elsewhere. Since the group’s first two records, the joint venture has largely gone silent, though a third Gnarls Barkley album was always in consideration according to CeeLo. Now the pair have officially let the cat out of the bag on plans to release new material come 2018.

Recently CeeLo spilled the first details in an interview with DJ Boothnoting that the new Gnarls Barkley project will include fresh joint material with Danger Mouse, as well as individually written material from both artists as well. CeeLo confirms the project is already underway, explaining,

““We’re halfway in and we have some overtures from the other projects that may not have stood the test of time, we don’t know yet.”

The plan is reportedly for the two artists to unite for a week in early 2018 and throw the album together in that time, riding a similarly organic process to their debut album’s composition. It will be interesting to see how Gnarls Barkley fares over a decade after their initial shot to superstardom.

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Gabriel & Dresden make impassioned return on emotive new work ‘The Only Road’ [Album Review]

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There’s much to be said for musical groups who know when it’s time to call it quits. A level of respect, integrity, transparency, and a heightened sense of curational awareness is put on display when artists makes this move. In 2008, progressive trance mavens Gabriel & Dresden came to this difficult decision themselves. The duo had just finished a tour, and so it was with an extended five-hour set, and a closing one-hour set in March of 2008 that they parted ways. Rather than milking the fame and rousing recognition they had so endearingly achieved, they respectfully choose to separate. Naturally, the two then pursued solo projects, only to reunite at an intended one-off show in 2010.

In November of 2016, the revered act began charting out their most impassioned return, with the announcement that they hoped to release a full-length studio album — their first in 11 years. They began acting on a trajectory that required immense behind-the-scenes planning and looked to their longtime friends, fans, and colleagues in the venture to new material. They started a Kickstarter in order to fund this project as well, which saw an an outpouring of monetary support that exceeded their goal of $30,000 by near three times the amount. Such success surely points to an insatiable desire for new material from the moving pair.

The Only Road is an apt name for Gabriel & Dresden’s return. The 12-track venture is very much a testament to their artistic odyssey and meanders through the abandoned avenues of their work. With more than 10 years since their self-titled debut album in 2006, the team have made an impassioned return, one in which they make a multitude of sharp turns through the peregrination of their previous productions. They culminate a calculated progression of progressive house, trance, and downtempo, in an astounding and archetypally ironic, effortless fashion.

When G&D announced the new work, “This Love Kills Me” led the way. While the album en masse delves deep into the stylistic outpouring of the duo, “This Love Kills Me” serves as an illuminated epic; enthusiastically pointing to their prosperity and promising future. If its title doesn’t already serve as some indication, “This Love Kills Me” imbues infectious dance melodies into its sonic atmosphere, yet is met with an introspective intonation of Sub Teal that easily renders tears on the dance floor.

In featuring Sub Teal, born Britt O’Neal, so prominently on the record — The Only Road boasts four tracks of the record with her — G&D charted an immensely premeditated release. O’Neal’s vocals are paired with the dance-leaning, progressive house tracks on the record. Tunes like “White Walls,” or “Only Road,” in particular, point to the outfit’s appealing foundations.

Contrastingly, they also enlist the brooding vocals of Jan Burton. In a highly-anticipated return to their work with Burton, the three seamlessly weave together the different styles of emotive dance. Very much akin to their previous work with Burton — like “Dangerous Power” in 2005, or “Enemy” a year later — G&D make a highly contentious decision in enlisting Buton on the melodically-downtempo new works of “Underwater,” “You,” and “Waiting For Winter.” By juxtaposing the brooding compositions of Burton, they infuse a tantalizing array of trance into The Only Road that’s essential in the record’s achievement of its emotive affect.

Years in the making, The Only Road is a compelling collection of Gabriel & Dresden’s dexterity. It’s a highly contentious body of work that dates back to the sonic heyday of one of dance music’s most diligent virtuosos. The new album’s a simultaneous solidifier of authenticity in the dance world, an element the world needs now more than ever, and a road that G&D has needed to re-embrace equally, if not more.

 

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Dillon Francis primes fans for inbound new album in 2018

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Dillon Francis is officially capping a momentous 2017 with the confirmation we’ve all been waiting for heading into 2018 –– a new full-length LP currently under wraps and on its way. From making his television debut to marquee collaborations with NGHTMRE, Flosstradamus, and G-Eazy, this has been a hallmark year for Dillon, and now he’s priming fans for his next big project. The “Hello There” producer confirmed the news for fans via social media with a short message, leaving details on the release sparse for now. However, considering he split ties with Columbia Records this year, expect an intriguing roll-out from Francis, who’s likely calling all of the creative shots himself on his sophomore LP.

 

The news comes months after reports surfaced that Francis was working on a Spanish-inspired dance music project, having made numerous trips to the Dominican Republic to secure in-person studio time with local Dominican vocalists. At this time, it’s unclear whether 2018’s upcoming record will be the spanish electronic product or a follow up to Money Sucks, Friends Rulebut the one thing that’s guaranteed is that we’ll have a slew of new music from Dillon Francis next year, and that’s all that really matters.

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Chris Lake flips Chromeo’s ‘Juice’ into a certified club burner

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Chromeo are coming back strong in 2018 with the announcement of their next studio LP, Head Over Heelsand they’ve already teased fans with some fresh funk from the upcoming record with a leggy lead single “Juice.” The new track is quintessential Chromeo, tongue-in-cheek 80’s-inspired synth pop with a tasty singalong hook, though now the duo’s latest is being blessed by UK house legend Chris Lake with a funky remix primed for late night DJ sets.

Swapping out the original mix’s sunkist pop appeal for a more club-leaning vibe, Chris Lake proctors a quirky new remix of “Juice” that complements the original, turning up the four-on-the-floor house thump. Holding onto the original’s vocoded groove, Lake adds some crisp percussive flair and modified guitar chords throughout, making for an aced remix effort that’s likely to lead to an official rework package soon to follow.

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Lane 8 charts a stunning aural adventure in ‘Atlas’

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2018’s arrival draws closer, and with it comes the highly-anticipated release of Little By LittleLane 8’s newest album.

Overcoming the “sophomore slump” is a daunting task for many artists, yet the This Never Happened founder has proved unfazed by the pressure and is moving ahead at full steam, announcing an extensive tour alongside a breathtaking debut single with POLIÇA titled “No Captain.”

Now, Lane 8 fans have been gifted with a second taste of the album that proves as delectable as the first. “Atlas” exudes nostalgia, taking listeners on a mental vacation through blissful melodies and calming basslines. The record hails back to the producer’s roots in euphoric progressive, tugging at the heartstrings until the final note.

Little By Little is set for a January 19, 2018 release.

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