NMF Roundup: ZHU and partywithray join forces, Ekali and Kiiara deliver ‘Back To You’ + more

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NMF Roundup: ZHU and partywithray join forces, Ekali and Kiiara deliver ‘Back To You’ + moreEkali Crystal Eyes 1

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

ZHU and partywithray craft a sinister masterpiece on their new collaboration, “Came For The Low,” and Ekali and Kiiara are a dynamic duo when they come together for “Back To You.” Gareth Emery continues to bless the music world with his masterpieces with the installment of “Laserface 03 (Leaving You).” Nora En Pure has revealed her new EP, Homebound, and EDEN releases “projector.” The Knocks team up with Great Good Fine Ok for “Lucky Me,” and Audien brings some drum ‘n’ bass heat with “Reach.” Gryffin soars in his debut LP, Gravity, and Kaskade and Mr. Tape flex on “Come On.” Notaker crafts an otherworldly sonic journey on “From Dust & Ashes,” and Galantis unexpectedly team up with Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith.” Moon Boots and Black Gatsby unwind for the weekend on “Whisper In The Wind.” Showtek and Gammer tell us how they really feel on their new collaboration, “EDM Sucks,” and Ryan Browne gives BIJOU and Tyler Graves’ “Crown” a rougher edge. Wilkinson shines on his new single, “Machina,” and Gramatik reveals Re:Coil, Pt. II, featuring tracks like “Don’t Give Up” with Ryan Shaw and ProbCause.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Bob Moses share ‘Battle Lines’ remix EP with selects from Cassian, Jamie Jones, Hayden James, and more [Stream]

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Bob Moses share ‘Battle Lines’ remix EP with selects from Cassian, Jamie Jones, Hayden James, and more [Stream]Bob Moses Press Photo Lucas MK

Capitalizing on the success of their 2018 studio album Battle Lines, Bob Moses have released a massive 16-track remix package for the LP. The release coincides with the premiere of a brand new remix of Bob Moses’ “Listen to Me” by Australian producer Cassian. The remix album revitalizes the electronica indie dreamscapes championed by the original album with a compilation of eclectic selections from various producers.

Cassian’s remix transforms “Listen to Me” from downtempo ambiance into dance-floor affections, embracing energizing high-hats and rich brass in its change of pace. Having received airplay from Diplo’s Revolution, Sirius BPM, and other US commercial dance stations, Battles Lines [Remixed] encompasses remixes and edits from Jamies Jones, Hayden James, DJ Tennis, Eagles & Butterflies, and more as well as an extended mix of “Heaven Only Knows.” Stream the EP below.

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ORBIT: Hayden James curates euphoria-inducing ‘Between Us’ playlist [exclusive]

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ORBIT: Hayden James curates euphoria-inducing ‘Between Us’ playlist [exclusive]Hayden James Credit Cybele Malinowski 1

Australia is a breeding ground for cutting edge electronic artists, and Hayden James is a shining example. He emerged into the international scene with his radio friendly “Permission To Love,” which immediately cemented his position as a crossover master. He’s since been capturing hearts around the music world with his knack for breezy soundscapes and silky texturing in each of his songs; it’s no wonder that when he announced he’d be putting out his debut LP, the world began waiting with much anticipation.

The moment has finally arrived, and Between Us is now out on digital shelves. Clocking in at 11 tracks, the album is an expression of everything Hayden’s come to embody sonically through his industry tenure. “Nowhere To Go,” his sultry single with NAATIONS, makes the track list, in addition to a strong slate of other collaborative pieces which include Running Touch, Boy Matthews, and Faar to name a few. One listen is all it takes to add a bit of euphoria into the day.

To mark this very special occasion, Hayden James has curated a special edition ORBIT playlist for us. Plenty of album singles make their way into the mix, plus a strong list of supporting tracks which include a Honey Dijon dub, a Kaskade and Gorgon City collaboration, Purple Disco Machine, and more. Spin during daytime for amplified summer sentiments.

Order a copy of Hayden’s album, ‘Between Us,’ here

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Hayden James and Running Touch eclipse electronic-pop orthodoxy with ‘Better Together’

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Hayden James and Running Touch eclipse electronic-pop orthodoxy with ‘Better Together’Better Together Hayden James 1

With the help of fellow Aussie, Running Touch, Hayden James continues his furrow into pop-focused foliage with the smooth and saccharine, “Better Together,” released through his consistent Future Classic label housing.

Tied together with a seamless house beat, “Better Together” tells a tale of a halcyon romance: when “that other person is an extension of you,” and “it’s the right relationship,” as James puts it. Perpetuating summer well into the frigid folds of winter, “Better Together” serves as a sublime showcase of James’s inexorable ability to fit driving dance sensibility inside a highly accessible, often relationship-oriented narrative.

James received widespread embrace from the electronic circuit after his “Permission To Love,” sent reverb traveling through more than just speakers. He soon saw his production vines intertwine with like-minded counterparts such as Rüfüs Du Sol and even ODESZA. Listeners can look forward to his momentous debut album, expected to arrive in 2019.

 

 

Hayden James – Just Friends ft Boy Matthews

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Out on Future Classic, Australian songwriter and producer Hayden James‘ new single, “Just Friends” which features Boy Matthews, is artfully crafted and undeniably catchy. On the new tune, thumping bass drives Matthews’ croons, with plucky guitar elements and R&B sensibilities amalgamating in harmonious union.

James is no stranger to creating masterful hits; “Just Friends” follows his ARIA Platinum Certified 2017 single “Numb” featuring GRAACE. Representative of his entire catalogue, the new single is an earworm of a tune that maintains skillful sound design and emotive vocals throughout. On the slow burning track, James and singer Boy Matthews are a match made in heaven; Matthews previously lent his vocal chops to Duke Dumont on the artist’s standout track “Ocean Drive.”