Mura Masa and slowthai say ‘Deal Wiv It’

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Mura Masa and slowthai have proven again their formidable appeal as a producer-vocalist ensemble, linking up for the second time to say “Deal Wiv It,” another cheeky nuanced number, following last year’s “Doorman,” which appeared on slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain LP.

“Deal Wiv It” packs melodic jaunts and bass struts, equal parts Talking Heads and The Clash, alongside slowthai’s painstakingly British, punky irreverence: “They say, ‘You’ve changed,’ / Fucking deal wiv it.”

Mura Masa’s next album, R.Y.C., is expected at the turn of 2020. The Grammy-winning “Walking Away” remixer recently collaborated with Clairo on “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” expected to appear on the official tracklist for the forthcoming LP. The new single arrives alongside a coinciding visual, starring both “Deal Wiv It” creators.

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

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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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NMF Roundup: NGHTMRE and ZHU link for new single, JOYRYDE reveals ‘MADDEN’ + more

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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.

NGHTMRE and ZHU have linked with Kidd Keem to deliver the delectable “Man’s First Inhibition,” and Seven Lions, MitiS, and RBBTS join forces on “Break The Silence.” JOYRYDE has revealed the third single from his forthcoming LP, “MADDEN,” and Adventure Club, Said the Sky, and Caly Bevier flex their skills on “Already Know.” Duke & Jones try their hand at remixing Party Favor and graves’ “Reach For Me,” and Gareth Emery continues his Laserface takeover with “Laserface 01 (Aperture).” Fox Stevenson announces his debut album with the release of “Hold Steady,” and David Guetta and MORTEN take on a remix of Avicii’s “Heaven.” Also in today’s remix game is Ross From Friends, who puts his own spin on Flume and London Grammar’s “Let You Know.” Mura Masa and Clairo thrill with their release of “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” and Ilan Bluestone reworks Cosmic Gate and Emma Hewitt’s “Be Your Sound.”

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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Mura Masa drops dizzying new single with Clairo ahead of sophomore album

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Mura Masa has proven the considerable wait for output was worth it, debuting his first original track of 2019 entitled “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again.” The English producer/songwriter has been on a swiftly ascending ride since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2017. The album earned him a Grammy nominations as both artist and creative director for the project, while also winning the award for Best Remixed Recording on HAIM‘s “Walking Away” that same year.

23-year-old Alex Crossan (Mura Masa) has been fairly active in 2019, being featured on a BTS video game soundtrack and dishing out reggae-fueled remixes for Koffee. However, it’s hard to prepare fans for this one, as Crossan has finally unveiled the first track from his forthcoming sophomore album. Teaming up with 21-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo — hot off the release of her debut album, Immunity, and recently named Apple Music‘s Up Next artist — Crossan piggybacked off her alt-rock capabilities and dug deep into a retro new-wave sound.

Steering away from his laid-back electronics, Crossan adds soothing guitar melodies and light percussion layered beneath Clairo’s vocals. Listeners will notice Clairo’s alternative influences pop accentuated in the production, as the track chugs along, reaching a drop that features new levels of synth distortion (and a touch of angsty screaming for good measure).

Mura Masa and Clairo are expected to rendezvous once again, as they’ll both be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25, respectively. A joint performance certainly wouldn’t be a ludicrous notion. The release comes with an official music video featuring Clairo and some downright wavy visuals. Watch it here.

Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’

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Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’Mura Masa

Mura Masa takes on Jamaica’s multifaceted Koffee for two official remixes. Koffee, a reggae artist from Spanish Town, Jamaica who was recently enlisted for this dubby spin on Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran‘s “I Don’t Care” gives Mura Masa the perfect groundwork to display tightly honed percussion arrangements once again. Mura Masa is coming hot off the heels of his recent single with K-Pop phenoms BTS, so it only makes sense to follow up with two remix efforts.

For his latest offering, the “Love$ick” producer reinvents Koffee’s “Toast” and “Throne.” On Mura Masa’s rework of “Toast,” he throws a hefty reggae bass line with tropical percussion into the arrangement, capped with some unique surprises. “Throne” has a bit more of an aggressive take that falls into glitchy, dancehall-leaning territory. Both highlight the talented producer’s simple, unique sounds that have made him one of the most sought-after production talents in the game.

Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’

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Mura Masa drops two reggae-inspired remixes of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ and ‘Throne’Mura Masa

Mura Masa takes on Jamaica’s multifaceted Koffee for two official remixes. Koffee, a reggae artist from Spanish Town, Jamaica who was recently enlisted for this dubby spin on Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran‘s “I Don’t Care” gives Mura Masa the perfect groundwork to display tightly honed percussion arrangements once again. Mura Masa is coming hot off the heels of his recent single with K-Pop phenoms BTS, so it only makes sense to follow up with two remix efforts.

For his latest offering, the “Love$ick” producer reinvents Koffee’s “Toast” and “Throne.” On Mura Masa’s rework of “Toast,” he throws a hefty reggae bass line with tropical percussion into the arrangement, capped with some unique surprises. “Throne” has a bit more of an aggressive take that falls into glitchy, dancehall-leaning territory. Both highlight the talented producer’s simple, unique sounds that have made him one of the most sought-after production talents in the game.

BTS connect with Zara and Mura Masa for ‘A Brand New Day’

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As the excitement around BTS‘ new mobile game, BTS World, grows, the South Korean sensations continue to release music for their upcoming album, BTS World: Original Soundtrack. The latest single from the soundtrack is entitled “A Brand New Day,” and it features Swedish vocalist Zara with production from the UK’s Mura Masa.

Mura Masa is known for imbuing his productions with organic elements like flutes and tuned percussion combined with synthetic beats; brought together by an inherent understanding of rhythm. With this solid foundation, the superstar septet and Zara’s vocals cruise along the groove with ease.

“A Brand New Day” is the second single released from the upcoming soundtrack album for BTS World, which is due out June 28. The first was the Charli XCX collaboration, “Dream Glow.” This album release comes on the heels of their previous album, Map of the Soul: Persona, which just came out this past April.

The game, according to a press release from the group, will put players in the role of BTS’ manager prior to their ascension into the limelight. Their goal will be to guide the group to their current level of stardom. BTS World will launch globally just before the album on June 26, with pre-registration open now.

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Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan Nilsen

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The Djakarta Warehouse Project has unveiled the second phase of their 2018 lineup, bringing on a selection of artists to round out this destination festival. This edition is set to take place in Bali’s GWK Cultural Park, a serene and celestial sphere in the heart of Indonesia’s tourist hot spot over the December 7-9 weekend. With the first phase introducing a vast array of world-famous headliners like Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Major Lazer, Asia’s top festival shows no sign of stopping.

The second wave of additions brought along almost a dozen new acts, with highlights including Afrojack, trance favorites MarLo and Ørjan Nilsen, and Slushii, bringing a wide medley of musical production to the bill. From the growth of the initial one-day event formerly known as the Blowfish Warehouse Project, to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the DWP, festival organizers Ismaya Live have aided in pushing Indonesia’s dance music scene to the larger-than-life community it is today.  Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan NilsenIMG 5067

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Khamsin & Kidswaste connect on new single, ‘Plastic Dreams’

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French producers Khamsin and Kidswaste linked up for a new jam, “Plastic Dreams.” Both multi-talented musicians are former members of Slow Hours Collective and have been crushing the solo game. Khamsin’s been recruited for remixes by ZHU and Mura Masa, to name a few. The latter, since releasing a debut album in early 2017, has received increased attention with a Manila Killa collaboration and peak Spotify playlist placement. Needless to say, they’ve built quite the listener base for this release.

The track is unique in its own right, with a smooth melody that builds into a pleasing combination of guitar riffs, electro-synths, and captivating vocals. Khamsin said he started on the track a few months ago and then fired it off to Kidswaste.

“He really liked it and told me he wanted to try some guitars & vocals stuff on it… I’m more than happy with the final result on this song, and I think it blends perfectly our mutual universes.”

This is just the start of some new content from the producers, as Khamsin will be releasing a series of singles in the coming months called Reminiscence, and Kidswaste is working on a sophomore album.

Nile Rodgers & Chic release first album in 26 years

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It’s been 9,705 days since the last body of work from Nile Rodgers & Chic. But the 26-year wait is over, and It’s About Time is here.

The seasoned disco group have been working for years on their latest album and began teasing singles from it earlier this year. They wowed the world with the release of “Till The World Falls” in June, teaming up with Mura Masa, Vic Mensa, and Cosha for a spirited collaboration on Jools Holland’s show on BBC Two. The remainder of the summer months went by without any additional releases, but early September brought a teaser of what was to come just a few weeks later with “Sober.”

It’s About Time saw its full debut on September 28, featuring an arsenal of star-studded collaborations. Over the course of its 10 tracks, the album sees the group tap artists like Lady Gaga, Elton JohnEmeli Sandé, and many more.

After Rodgers revealed that Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars would also be involved in the album, It’s About Time may leave fans wondering where their songs are. Fortunately, only a few months remain until the group’s next album, coming February 2019, where the collaborations will hopefully see the light of day. There’s also a possibility Rodgers’ work with Avicii may be released at some point in the future, as the two were reportedly working on 10 tracks before Avicii‘s death in April.

H/T: Hypebeast