On the heels of another successful June edition, Splash House just dropped a huge lineup for August. Across three days and three resorts, DJs from multiple facets of dance music will provide an exquisite summer soundtrack.
As always, the party continues into the night all three days at the Palm Springs Air Museum with Hot Since 82, Mark Knight, and Walker & Royce slated to headline throughout the weekend. Check the full August lineup for Splash House below.
As dance music has evolved over the years, Canadian artists have consistently contributed music to the scene that blurs the lines of genre standards. From legends like deadmau5 and Excision to taste-makers like Tiga and Zeds Dead, the Great White North continues to prove it’s musical metal.
Adding to the country’s ever-impressive roster is Vancouver-based Pat Lok, who recently released his new Corazón EP. Since his debut, Pat Lok has defined his style on eclecticism. Jumping around between different beat patterns and tempos, listeners never know if a new release is going to be house, hip-hop, future bass, or anything in between. What they do know is that every track will be grounded in his signature funky flavor.
This latest EP, which generously boasts seven new cuts, explores the themes of instant-gratification in modern society; how everything is expected to happen immediately in a world where so much is just a click away. The lyrics describe a relationship that lasts a mere 36 hours while the varying sounds sonically depict the ups and downs that come with such a relationship.
As always, Pat Lok brings a series of exciting vocalists along for this release. Tom Aspaul joins him for the alt-disco jam, “Don’t Think,” which opens the EP. Kate Stewart is featured on “Know Me,” a groovy beat that flips between funk and hip-hop rhythms. Finally, Hannah Yadi makes an appearance on the closing track, “So Over It,” which gradually crescendos into the aural understanding that this relationship is now all in the past.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Alesso links with TINI for a mellow summer tune, “Sad Song,” and Botnek ramps up the intensity on “Jiffy.” Haywyre takes on Martin Garrix’s “Summer Days” in a delightful, piano-infused remix, and DJ Snake taps J. Balvin and Tyga for the feel-good “Loco Contigo.” Sonny Fodera’s crafted a remix of Dom Dolla’s “Take It,” and Merk & Kremont bring the heat on “KIDS.” Conro takes to Monstercat for a new original, “All I Want,” and Uproot Andy offers a spicy remix of Sofi Tukker and Bomba Estero’s “Playa Grande.” SYN brings the bass on “Danger,” and Pleasurekraft doesn’t hold back on a rework of Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, and Green Velvet’s “Space Date.” Ephixa and Heartful have delivered some synthwave goodness on “Sundance,” and Justin Caruso continues his slew of edits with a new combo of Brohug vs. Valentino Khan, “DatDatDat.”