Kidswaste re-emerges from creative hiatus with lead single from debut album ‘Need You’ [Stream]

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Kidswaste re-emerges from creative hiatus with lead single from debut album ‘Need You’ [Stream]Kidswaste LEAD Press Photo Wozniak

French producer Kidswaste started his career with momentum and industry-wide support thanks to his unique spin on electronic music. After releasing a few singles spread across 2017 and 2018, he took a brief hiatus from releasing music, though now that creative break seems to be drawing to a close. The producer has now returned with the lead single from his upcoming debut album, “Need You,” signaling to a refreshed perspective for the promising young talent.

The track blends emotive vocals that touch listeners to their core with an elaborate backdrop. He twists a variety of different synths around a pulsing bassline, and his sound has a faint similarity to productions by Porter Robinson. Each time the song is played, the listener is bound to discover a new sonic element, and the single finds a way to instill a sense of calm while breaking through with brief moments of optimism and energy. “Need You” features vocals by Kidswaste himself, making the track even more personal to his creative re-entrance.

“Need You” is out now via Counter Records.

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Big Gigantic release funk-doused EP, ‘Where I Wanna Be’

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Big Gigantic release funk-doused EP, ‘Where I Wanna Be’Big Gigantic Where I Wanna Be

Dance music’s sax man, Dominic Lalli, and his drumming partner, Jeremy Salken, have released their three-track Where I Wanna Be EP under their Big Gigantic stage name. The EP is named after the crowd favorite single, a piano-laden, soul-filled, oscillating synth groover with a blissfully serenading sax solo. This release comes days after a successful Red Rocks back-to-back performance, the eighth annual version of Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown.

This comes after the release of “Friends” featuring Ashe and “You’re The One” featuring Nevve, both featured on the extended play. These two singles are on the smoother, classic, pop-funk side, while “Where I Wanna Be” takes a heavier direction to the groups original electro-funk style. The Boulder duo has taken 2019 in stride, releasing new singles since three years ago and enough to fill an extended play.

RAC tickles the ivories on new ‘Closer’ EP

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RAC tickles the ivories on new ‘Closer’ EPRAC Photo Credit Claire Marie Vogel

2019 sees Grammy-winning Portuguese artist RAC taking a new direction.

In his first release of the year, RAC has gone a classical route by composing a four-track piano-centric EP. He originally created the body of music for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, having developed an interest in the company after attending performances with his wife in 2017. The producer worked with four different choreographers to write something specifically for each of them (hence the track names), and the final product is a beautifully emotive compilation, making its widespread debut on Counter Records March 12.

“It was quite liberating to throw away every songwriting convention and write something purely emotional,” RAC said in a release. “Writing for ballet has its own set of challenges, but after years of writing pop songs, it was so much fun to try something so different.”

This EP follows a slew of wide-ranging releases for RAC in 2018, including remixes of Gordi‘s “We Can Work It Out,” Lemaitre‘s “Rocket Girl,” and Billy Idol‘s “Dancing with Myself,” along with a collaboration with Mat Kearney in March.

Photo credit: Claire Marie Vogel

Chrome Sparks drops off new single, ‘In2 Your Love,’ ahead of approaching EP + tour

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Chrome Sparks drops off new single, ‘In2 Your Love,’ ahead of approaching EP + tourChrome Sparks In2 Ur Love 1

Vapory, hip-hop-beat-banking, technicolor synth-serving: these are the makings of a Chrome Sparks production.

The Brooklyn-based Sparks (real name Jeremy Malvin) has just delivered the very first track “In2 Your Love” off his new EP slated for a Jan 2019 release, Be On Fire through Counter Records. The track samples a vocal cut from a little-known soul musician of the late ’70s/early ’80s, George Smallwood, who, in his early 20s suffered a gunshot wound to the face that left him permanently blind–driving the young Smallwood to turn his life over to music. “In2 Your Love” is a furrowing spiral of analog synth swirls and Sparks’s signature, pounding kicks, complemented by some funk-friendly guitar plucks to finish off the new-age flower power appeal.

“The result is a track that I feel pays homage to an under appreciated musical gem and surrounds it with a breath of new spirit,” Malvin says.

Upon the viral release of his auspicious debut track, “Marijuana” Sparks’s career took off with rare and rampant fervor. He continued molding his beat-leaning electronica through Future Classic (which housed another of his most celebrated staples, “Moonraker”), soon receiving profound remix taps from the likes of Porter Robinson and Chet Faker. On the side, Malvin also plays one half of dream-pop duo, Promises Ltd., with Miniature Tigers’s Charlie Brand.

Be On Fire will be joined by a thorough North American tour through the US and Canada this coming winter.

See full track list and tour schedule below. Tickets available here.

EP Tracklist:
1. In2 Your Love
2. Juno Lion
3. Be On Fire
4. Ultraviolet Rainbow
5. I Could Be The Voice Inside Your Head

2019 NA Tour dates:
16 Jan 19 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, US
18 Jan 19 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix , US
19 Jan 19 – 191 Toole – Tucson, US
20 Jan 19 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, US
23 Jan 19 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, US
24 Jan 19 – August Hall – San Francisco, US
26 Jan 19 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, US
29 Jan 19 – Neumos – Seattle, US
30 Jan 19 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, US
31 Jan 19 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, CA
02 Feb 19 – Neurolux – Boise, US
04 Feb 19 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, US
05 Feb 19 – Fox Theatre – Boulder ,US
07 Feb 19 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, US
08 Feb 19 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, US
09 Feb 19 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, US
10 Feb 19 – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, US
13 Feb 19 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, US
14 Feb 19 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, US
16 Feb 19 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, US
19 Feb 19 – Kings – Raleigh, US
21 Feb 19 – Skully’s – Columbus, US
22 Feb 19 – El Club – Detroit, US
24 Feb 19 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CA
26 Feb 19 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, CA
27 Feb 19 -The Sinclair – Cambridge, US
28 Feb 19 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

 

Maceo Plex remixes Maribou State’s ‘Nervous Tics’

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Maceo Plex remixes Maribou State’s ‘Nervous Tics’Elephant Maceo Ple

Electronic music’s technical stalwart Maceo Plex has stepped up to the plate to remix the latest single from Maribou State, “Nervous Tics.” The release marked the third single from the English electronic duo ahead of their forthcoming album release, Kingdoms in Colour, due out on September 7.

This new transformation sees the initially laid back track to an edgy, industrial piece that straddles the line between rock and electronica. With ominous synths hissing throughout, Maceo Plex’s re-up on “Nervous Tics” sees the track live up to its name with an uneasy power in its new form. Strong percussion layers across the remixed production recall reminders of electronic music’s early live days when groups like The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method were king. This remix of “Nervous Tics” is the first of many, with more coming from DJ Tennis and others.

What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

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Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

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Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

Stream Daktyl’s 7-track ‘Riyaaz’ EP

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Daktyl has continued to climb new heights after bursting into the EDM-sphere with superb remixes to records like Autograf’s “Metaphysical” and Flosstrodamus’ “Rebound,” and also with last summer’s career-defining release of his Act of Hesitation EP.

Now, the LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist returns with his second major project signed to Counter Records. The seven-piece effort is aptly titled Riyaaz, after an Urdu expression meaning to practice something you love musically every day — a process which shines in the detail of his well-crafted, diverse project.

Riyaaz takes on a more personal and stripped down approach than Daktyl’s previous records; for instance, in the use of his own vocals and world instrumentation on the single, “Commit,” and in the brooding beats and sweeping, reflective vocals of “Monochrome,” featuring MOONz.

The blossoming talent had the following to say about the significance of the project for his life and how listeners can utilize it’s messages for their own lives.

“This EP is about the love of making music, but also about the sacrifice that that can entail” explains Daktyl. “[E]very individual can take what they want or need from a song… it can mean something different to everyone”.

Currently on tour with Big Wild — which tops an already impressive roster of past live/DJ tours with BonoboPetit BiscuitTroy Boi and Hotel Garuda — Daktyl has set the bar high for his lucid line of bass heavy beat making.