Future house maestro Oliver Heldens is back with “Lift Me Up,” a collaboration with big room duo Firebeatz and Dutch producer Schella, featuring the elevating vocals of singer Carla Monroe.
Released on Heldeep Records, the bouncy track has a driving groove and funky bassline that encourages listeners to get up and start moving in any way they know how. The original mix features the full vocal stylings of Monroe, while the club mix relies mostly on the repeating titular phrase and energetic bass lead to get dancers out of their seats.
Heldens has been busy on the touring side, coming off international stops in Europe that include an ADE showcase and will be playing the infamous Printworks in London later this month. Expect to to see “Life Me Up” as the backing track to a bevy of shuffling videos in the near future, and plenty of it at his tour stops as well.
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.
At long last, Madeon’s sophomore LP, Good Faith, has arrived. Though it’s been long-anticipated, the electronic music community didn’t have time to anticipate new deadmau5, which dropped out of thin air on Nov. 15. Dillon Francis’ Magic Is Real makes a full appearance alongside these, tapping artists like Vera Hotsauce for “Barely Breathing.” MK and Sonny Fodera link with Raphaella for “One Night,” and Chris Lake and Solardo “Free Your Body” on their latest. GRiZ’s Bangers.Zip has arrived, featuring songs like “Tiger Kingdom Space Camp,” and MJ Cole’s remixed Flume and Vera Blue’s “Rushing Back.” Friction delivers some drum ‘n’ bass goodness on “Good To Me,” and Eli Brown puts his own spin on Dom Dolla’s “San Frandisco.” Snails, Kill The Noise, and Sullivan King team up for a new mega-collab, “Front 2 Back,” and NGHTMRE and Gunna bring the heat with “CASH COW.” Gammer returns to Monstercat for “Brostep Strikes Back,” and Klingande releases his long-awaited debut LP, The Album. Oliver Heldens links with Firebeatz, Schella, and Carla Monroe for “Lift Me Up,” and Dirty South and Marion Amira prove a formidable force on “All I Need.” Dillon Nathaniel goes deep on a new tech house heater, “Do It Again,” and R3HAB teams up with ZAYN and Jungleboi on “Flames.”
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.
Sultan + Shepard are back with their latest dancefloor hit “Deeper”. The Grammy-nominated duo applied their talents to a demo of the track that Carla Monroe drafted. The result is incredible. Beautiful piano chords dance through a classic house melody. The sound pairs perfectly with the mesmerizing vocals of Carla Monroe. Monroe describes how she
Taking inspiration from techno and house music, Russian-Spanish multiple genre producer and DJ SLATIN, hit the internet on Friday with his latest release “Apple Juice” Featuring UK based artist and songwriter Carla Monroe via Big Beat Records. The track bumps with it’s funky bassline, retro vocals and as Carla put it, “The song “Apple Juice” is about