Madeaux’s 12-track LP draws on various elements of musical inspiration. Between thumping electronic bass and classical instrumentals, Madeaux’s new tunes can be expected to take listeners on an emotional rollercoaster. Burn also aims to be a means of social release for the artist. He’s gone on to describe the album as “the scorching away of shallow societal aspirations now in service of an uncompromising musical vision.”
The 12-track LP is also a journey into Madeaux’s varied inspirations. For now, he’s shared a preview with “Run With It,” a fiery number in its own right.
“This record was written to give you faith when the world aims to give you a box. You are more than they could ever imagine. Run with it,” he said of the new track on SoundCloud.
Twenty-year-old DJ/producer Saint WKND provides listeners with a splendid remix of Point Point‘s viral track “Hands” featuring Denai Moore. Hailing from Germany, Saint WKND is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with, fusing elements of underground deep/tech house with tropical-infused beats. He kicked off his production career on his remix of Chet Faker‘s “Lover” a few years back, which hit 6 million plays on SoundCloud and sat at No. 1 on Hype Machine. Recently, he’s collaborated with renowned producer MAX and has released a very well-received EP called Golden Youth.
Being featured on Point Point’s official “Hands” remixes EP, Saint WKND gives us a little treat here, putting an explosive spin on the French group’s biggest track to date. He maintains the catchy vocals of the original and kicks it off with some groovy chords on the keyboard, building up to an incredible drop with polyrhythm synths under the original pitch vocals we know and love.
Earlier this Summer, UK-based producer Tourist released “We Stayed Up All Night,” a summery follow-up to his 2016 debut album U. With the recordreceiving across-the-board praise, the single arrived on a bed of high expectations — and it absolutely delivered.
Now, with summer drawing to a close, Tourist has offered new takes on the lively single with a dynamic set of remixes by the UK’s Tom Demac and the avant-garde Matthew Dear. The remix pack also includes an instrumental version of the original track.
Moving forward, William Phillips (aka Tourist) has shared his hope of using his music as a means of reflection.
“With this new music I wanted to make something that was more reflective of who I am now and how my life has changed over the past year. I moved out of my windowless studio and started writing from home again. I think subconsciously I’ve started writing more joyous, colourful music and I’ve loved being more collaborative once again. These tracks are my favourite music I’ve produced so far, Tourist will always change with each release and I’ve loved pushing the sound into a new place.”
It’s been a while since listeners have heard anything from Flosstradamus‘ label Hi Def Youth. However, Curt Cameruci continues to prove that he wants the imprint to really shine a light on up and comers in the dance/trap scene. The label’s latest release comes from LA based DJ, producer, and vocalist YULTRON, who has been climbing the ranks by collaborating with top acts like rapper YG and Jay Park.
Just last year, he released an EP titled Sushi, Friends & Everything Awesome, which included “Milk Was a Bad Choice,” a track that was used on the 2016 So You Think You Can Dance finale. He’s also been seeing support from major acts like Jack Ü and Adventure Club at their live shows.
Now, he’s releasing “Stronger,” which proves to be the perfect track to kick Flosstradamus’s HDY label back into gear. With catchy vocals by YULTRON himself, the song includes dreamy, harmonized synths over a chill drum beat, which builds up into a drop that’s sure to catch listeners off guard and send shock waves through a live audience with its off beat dub noises and arpeggiated synths. Look out for more to come from the young producer and future releases off Hi Def Youth.
Philly-based producer Rlstne (pronounced “rolstone”) has been making huge strides over the past year, putting out fiery remixes of tracks by major names such as Coldplay, Madeon, The Chainsmokers, and Alessia Cara.
While singer/songwriter Ashe is off touring with Whethan and Louis The Child — arguably two of the hottest names in dance music right now — the Hong Kong native provides us with a breathtaking edit of her hit track “Used to It.” The track is already seeing some major buzz, hitting No. 10 on the Hype Machine trending charts and No. 3 on remixes this week.
Rlstne adds in some rhythmic piano riffs and drum beats while maintaining the positive energy of the original. He also utilizes Ashe’s dreamy acapella to create some pitch vocals over a chilled-out drop that’ll give listeners good vibes for the weekend.
Nora en Pure has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of house music, and newly, a palm on its forehead. The South African-Swiss deep house innovator has yet again evidenced her keen ear for mixing house elements with diverse sonic sounds via “Fever,” a sultry, soulful number that listeners won’t want to sweat out anytime soon. Meshing a soulful male vocal with a thumping groove and steel drum-reminiscent tones woven among the single’s synths, “Fever” is a track that quite simply sizzles.
DVBBS have teamed up with Nervo for a seasonal anthem “Make It Last.”
The duo’s latest offering is an upbeat, blissfully bass-heavy track with glossy vocals and intoxicating, nocturnal visuals. The track’s chill future bass backbone sits under an infectious pop hook. The track will appear on DVBBS’ forthcoming EP Blood of My Blood (B.O.M.B).
The duo have killed the trap and bass game these last 2 years. More recently, they continue to hold their own through consistently strong releases dished out and a tornado of raucous shows. This week, Boombox Cartel released Cartel (Remixes), a 10-track EP featuring Candyland, Nonsens, Ray Volpe, Rickyxsan, and more.
Considering Boombox Cartel has plenty of upcoming dates, this is some legit hype fans wont want to miss out on.
2ToneDisco’s epic collaboration with rising club star Hikeii is unlike anything you’ve heard this year. Opening with some hyperactive vocal chops, “Baby Be More” switches to a slow, synth-heavy section before quickly building to some surprising uptempo madness.
2ToneDisco and Hikeii somehow make all the varied elements work together without losing the thread, as the frequent shifts in sound and tempo never clash or sound forced. The end result is a brilliant fusion of styles, eras, and influences, making it one of the more enjoyable club tracks in recent memory.
With over a dozen top-shelf releases to his credit, Madnap never fails to create incredibly gorgeous, lush productions. His latest EP Seasons is no exception.
Available now on Moving Castle, the EP’s debut single “Honey” is a beautiful, expertly constructed blend of soul and pop that features the vocals of Sophie Meiers. Full of seductive guitar sounds and nuanced percussion that enhances the instrumentation without overwhelming it, “Honey” has an ethereal nature that will leave you speechless.