Arty closed out the first month of the new decade with a new single. The Russian producer has teamed up with Los Angeles-based vocalist Griff Clawson for “You’re Not Alone,” and the feel-good release is the perfect track to get listeners through the remaining winter months with its upbeat melody and optimistic lyrics.
“You’re Not Alone” sees Arty fluctuate between instrumental and electronic production elements. Piano serves as the backdrop in the introduction, and it yields to acoustic guitar strumming before the drop takes over and Clawsons’s vocals fade to the background. The artist then layers euphoric and progressive themes into an upbeat drop, taking the energy of the track up a notch.
Arty speaks in an official release about the meaning of the song, saying, “It’s easy to feel like wanting to shut down in our socially anxious world where appearances are prioritized and mental health is an afterthought. ‘You’re Not Alone’ is about reminding people that feelings are temporary and who you’ve grown to be on the inside matters most. It’s hard to escape feelings of loneliness and depression; this song is here to encourage that there’s more than darkness in this world, and to never give up.”
Between ALPHA9 and ARTY, Artem Stolyarov’s creative output is seemingly constant. Stolyarov has released a new remix under his ARTY alias, and the track captures the euphoric and dance-primed sound the producer has become so well known for. On his latest, ARTY delivers a vibrant remix of Max Styler‘s “Let Me Take You There” featuring Laura White.
White’s captivating vocals sets the original release apart, and ARTY has strategically kept her vocal work intact as a focal point of the new remix. He increases the tempo and infuses a melodic build paired with a progressive trance drop. The remixed break lands with a palpable impact, ultimately giving the original mix an uplifting new spin with ARTY’s name written all over it. ARTY’s “Let Me Take You There” remix is out now via Dim Mak Records.
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After the release of their Lost Souls EP earlier this year, Knife Party have tapped Laidback Luke for a groovy remix of “Death & Desire,” and Jason Ross, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew team up for “One That Got Away.” Wave Racer has released a new single, “This N That” with LunchMoney Lewis, and Martin Garrix links with Dean Lewis for “Used to Love.” Walker & Royce tackle Dom Dolla’s “San Frandisco,” and Hot Since 82 takes it one deeper on “Tilted.” Arty lends his spirited hand to Gorgon City and MK’s “There For You,” and Axwell remixes Halsey’s “Graveyard.” Four Tet’s dingbat-riddled moniker unveils new content, and Nicky Romero, Mike Williams, and Amba Shepherd collaborate on “Dynamite.” REZZ and Malaa take no prisoners on “Criminals,” and Golf Clap deliver their iteration of “Let It Go” by Hood Rich and BRUX. NGHTMRE flexes on an interpretation of Habstrakt’s “The One,” and Herobust cranks up the intensity on “Smoke.” Chime keeps the Halloween spirit alive with “Haunted,” and Modestep sound the “Alarm” on their new single.
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.
Arty marks his return to Armada, and thus the return of his feel-good progressive sound, with newest single “Daydreams” featuring Cimo Fränkel. Fränkel, who previously co-wrote Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam’s “Sex,” has smooth vocals that keep the listener wanting more, ultimately making the release radio-worthy to its core.
“Daydreams” is an example of Arty’s production at its finest, with a euphoric, progressive drop mixed with a polarizing vocal. The track induces dancing from the outset, and it features an upbeat and infectious energy that captivates the listener to their core from the track’s first note. Those who listen closely to “Daydreams” will detect the acoustic core that the artists shaped the release from.
“Cimo and Rik sent me the demo of the song last year and I fell in love with it,” Arty says of the song in a press release. “We spent a lot of time going back and forth with different ideas for lyrics and melodies and finally found the sweet spot where the song feels euphoric but still keeps its organic beauty. Cimo and Rik are extremely gifted songwriters and I’m beyond grateful to be able to work with them on this song and many other songs we’re working on together right now.”
Always one to illustrate the struggles of life with a silver lining, electronic music phenomenon ARTY is back with another masterpiece featuring singer-songwriter Cimo Fränkel, ‘Daydreams’. An escape from reality for dance music fans worldwide that erupts into a blaze of progressive house, ‘Daydreams’ is like a ray of sunlight driving the darkness away. We
Arty has released an anthemic remix of OneRepublic‘s “Future Looks Good” from the pop-rock band’s 2016 fourth studio album, Oh My My. While keeping the original guitar melody and natural build, the Russian artist adds underlying whispering synths, a big reverb on the buildup, and EDM drums reminiscent of the early 2010s. The drop is also reminiscent of those times, showering the listener with bright electro house synths that empower the accompanying acoustic guitar from the initial offering.
Known for his uplifting anthems such as “Save Me Tonight,” “Sunrise,” and his heartfelt Avicii tribute, “Tim,” Arty does not hold back on this most recent rework. Only a month back, the Anjunabeats and Armada powerhouse also remixed U2’s “Beautiful Day,” further proving the veteran’s melodic prowess and harmonic prestige. Arty also recently released a new single on Armada, called “Find You.”