TOKiMONSTA is ready to return to creating her dynamic brand of genre-defying electronic music after her long and private journey to recovery from the rare brain disease Moyamyo. With her new album Lune Rouge, set to be released on October 6 via her own label Young Art Records, the Angelo electronica icon has been giving fans a taste of what they can expect on the upcoming project.
The incredibly personal album is comprised of songs that were all written during TOKiMONSTA’s recovery from two invasive brain surgeries. One of these tracks “We Love,” was recently doused with tropical energy by way of a Felix Cartal remix job. The sensual dance origina, which features vocals from MNDR, gets an even bouncier face lift with Cartal adding some funky percussion and mellowed, tropical house elements.
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.
When tropical house pioneer Kygo took to Twitter to announce the release of “Stargazing” this Friday, the world thought it would be just another single. This turned out to be wholly inaccurate. Not only did Kygo release “Stargazing” a day early, but, as it turns out, Stargazing is a brand new EP pack.
Luckily, the most provocative tracks on the Stargazing EP are the two newest additions. Vocalist Justin Jesso joins on the EP’s eponymous first track for an energetic production that builds beautifully with piano chords and chopped vocals. “This Town,” featuring the calming vocals of Sasha Sloan, is a more chilled out ballad with Kygo’s euphoric key-infused style and tiny hints of his sunset allure.
Moment-capturing is something that comes naturally for Frank Pierce and Miles B. Put the two together, and a glorious pop/tropical house single called “Do Me” is the result.
Soulful vocals and steel pans create the smoothness and non-stop fun this single oozes. Tipsy Records, the label behind the release, is bringing the intersection of lighthearted dance and pop music to the broadest audience.
Matthew Danger and Uri Illuz are the musical prodigies behind the Disco Killerz alias. They’re no strangers to success, having their music continually played on SiriusXM’s hottest channels, featured in Spotify playlists, and garnering support from world-renowned DJs like Tiesto and The Chainsmokers.
Gary Nesta Pine, like Disco Killerz, is no stranger to success. Pine is best known for being the lead singer for Bob Marley‘s Wailers and for his success with European dance hits like “Love Generation” and “Sound of Freedom.” His rise to the European dance music scene occurred when Pine collaborated with French DJ and producer, Bob Sinclair back in 2006. He was featured on four tracks on Sinclair’s Western Dream album.
The perfect blend between reggae and dance music is this collaboration between Disco Killerz and Gary Nesta Pine. Deep plucks, bells, and Pine’s vocals combined with a warm, tropical vibe carves this song into the perfect tropical vacation tune.
Singer/producer Richard judge has been proving his worth over the past few years, kicking off his career in collaborating with the widely praised Robin Schulz on “Show Me Love.” That track alone saw 47 million streams on Spotify back in 2015, and he returned earlier this year on “Ruckus” with Tube & Berger, which hit No. 1 on the Beatport deep house charts.
He makes a highly anticipated return to Armada imprint The Bearded Man with “Kinda Love.” Produced, written and sang by the London native himself, the track provides feel-good vibes with catchy vocals, echoing guitar tones and upbeat lead synths that are guaranteed to nourish the soul.
Judge is set to go on tour with Schulz this fall, so we’re sure to see a lot more of the multi-talented artist.
When Foster the People‘s colossal “Pumped Up Kicks” came out in 2010, avid listeners propelled the indie pop song to fame, leading it to the top of the charts worldwide.
It’s been seven years since its initial release, but melodic house savant Klingande thought he’d try his hand at reworking the iconic track. His rendition, out Sept. 8 on Ultra, features the producer’s signature sun-soaked summer house vibes. A delicate melody dances over a tropical bass line, reminiscent of the producer’s famed “Jubel” track.
The platinum-selling French producer continues to impress, with each new release reminding the listener that Klingande’s good vibes are here to stay.
Meet Dex and Dylan. They’re a New York-meets-Cali dance/pop duo that’s been remixing the works this summer. From The Chainsmokers to Cheat Codes and now Win & Woo, Tropix is on the right track to be heard by the right people in the right places. Their last remix of “My Type” by The Chainsmokers was trending at No. 1 on SoundCloud’s New and Hot Dance & EDM Charts, totaling more than 400,000 streams in five days earlier this month. Their most recent remix of Win & Woo’s “Chicago,” featuring Bryce Fox on the vocals, has already seen support from Win & Woo themselves and widely praised DJ/producer Shaun Frank.
Maintaining the slowed-down tempo of the original and adding in some piano riffs on the verses, the young producers provide us with trippy synths and hard-hitting drum kicks that build up into a chill, future bass drop that’ll bring back some tropical beach vibes from August.
Between Arty and Alpha 9, it’s hard to keep up with the onslaught of new music the Russian producer has been releasing as of late. His newest single is titled “Supposed to Be” and is out now on STMPD Records, Martin Garrix‘s label. Arty joins a small group of artists who have been carefully chosen to release music on Garrix’s emerging label.
The track itself is downtempo with a tropical pop flair, and it will likely appeal to a much broader audience with its catchy vocals combined with the unique style. Arty spoke about working on the song and its meaning to him as a producer.
“Working on this record was an unbelievable experience. The lyrics are so meaningful and powerful that I wanted to make sure that all of the instruments I was using were reflecting the overall significance of the song. We all go through the tough moments in our life when we lose purpose, get stuck in the past, and don’t see how to move on. At these points, we need to remember that God is smiling on us and we have so many reasons to live.”
Alesso has unleashed a new single that is a massive collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld, Watt, and country pop super stars Florida Georgia Line. As you would expect, the track is vocally focused with Steinfeld carrying to chorus and Florida Georgia Line on both vocals and the track’s mellow backdrop. The track is a surefire radio hit, with a drop that features a strong tropical house influence. The track transcends genres and is sure to appeal to a diverse audience.