The Lane 8 camp is full of exciting announcements right now. The Denver-based artist, real name Daniel Goldstein, has announced his second album, Little By Little, out Jan. 19, 2018 on his own imprint, This Never Happened. The album comes with an extensive 35-date global headlining tour, with stop in North America, Australia, and Europe.
To celebrate, Goldstein has released the first single off his forthcoming LP, titled “No Captain feat. POLIÇA.” The track distills Lane 8’s unique flair for melodic and eloquently-textured productions that are both classy and quirky, traversing reflective electronica, instrumental club epics and left field pop moments alike.
Lane 8 addressed fans over Twitter to announce the project,
Over the past two years I’ve waited for a certain feeling to return – the feeling that I was ready and excited to write an album again. As it happened, at the end of 2016, we finished an incredible first This Never Happened tour shortly before welcoming our daughter into the world. As 2017 began, I found myself really driven to create album #2. Throughout this year, I found a lot of joy in focusing on each little task achieved, each small accomplishment that pushed me one step closer to the goal of making another album – another experience – that I was really proud of. In a way I think that’s what this album is all about – taking the time to appreciate each small step in a larger journey.
Pre-order Lane 8’s Little By Little LP here. See the full list of tour dates here.
A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering, but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.
Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and many more, organized into stage-by-stage playlists thanks to one SoundCloud user. From the deep, dark tech house of the Sky Stage, to the psytrance of the Earth Stage, to the festival’s bass head haven at The Moon Stage, over 50 live and re-recorded sets are available for stream from Oregon’s Global Eclipse Gathering, held Aug. 17-23, 2017.
Though international eclipse festivals are often based around trance and downtempo, make no mistake that the bass, jam, and house acts are actually considered guests in this awe-inspiring, transformative festival experience. Relive sets from the Global Eclipse Gathering’s Earth, Moon, Sun, and Sky stages below.
The worlds of electronic music and fashion collide as enigmatic producer ZHU teams up with Adidas to promote the globally recognized brand’s winter collection.
ZHU’s latest release, “Waters of Monaco,” may not be out in America just yet, but in China, the delightfully deep new track is already making quite the stir. Adidas’ fresh new Pure winter collection pairs perfectly with ZHU’s ultra-suave production style.
Seemingly cutting edge and classic all at once, the video for “Waters of Monaco” evokes a futuristic appeal rooted in a timeless style. Clean lines and smooth kicks take center stage as Chinese supermodel Angelababy brings a smoldering intensity to the project. As one of the premier tastemakers in the world of dance music, it is not surprising to see ZHU expand his influence into the realm of global style.
Listeners looking for the next up-and-coming house music DJ can find that in DJ Rae with the release of her new euphoric, 90s-infused track “Surrender.”
DJ Rae is a multi-talented artist with top-notch vocals, production and DJ skills, which have allowed her to attain residencies at some of Ibiza’s most prominent nightclubs such as Pacha and Ushuaïa.
The London-based DJ fuses bass and acid house elements in “Surrender,” with cowbell hits and deep synths on the bass line that complement DJ Rae’s captivating vocals. Released off her own imprint, RATED, house lovers can expect to be groovin’ to this one on their next trip to the UK nightclubs.
Upcoming producer Carlyle has just released a banging new tune. The tune titled “Cut The Shapes” is an underground bass house record with deep g-house flare. Released via Uprise Music, an independent label based of New York that is exploding in popularity, you can get your own copy of “Cut Them Shapes” for free here.
Now in it’s 21st year, the mystique surrounding Burning Man and its ability to draw in the biggest names in electronic music have shown now signs of abating. This year was no exception, with contributions from Diplo, Skrillex, and a Burning Man favorite — Tycho’s sunrise set.
One particular guest to Black Rock City that has until now remained rather elusive has been the legendary Carl Cox. Thanks to the folks at The Radio Department, fans of tech-house can now hear Carl Cox’s first-ever guest mix (beginning at the 58 minute mark) on John Digweed‘s radio show, Transitions.
Recorded live from deep within the playa this past September, expect to hear a carefully curated mix of techno and progressive DJs who are pioneering their respective genres, including Dance Spirit, Satori, Markus Homm, Connan Mockasin, Tiefschwarz & Yawk, and more.
Maya Jane Coles shares yet another round of breakthrough releases, offering up several noteworthy tracks in the form of Darkside — her third official EP off her critically-acclaimed double album, Take Flight. Each work represents the producer’s magnetic ability to captivate truly independent and forward thinking sounds, sharing vocals from singer-songwriter Chelou on the newly edited track, “Darkside”.
Released via I/AM/ME Records, Maya chose an eclectic mix of different sounds that showcase a multitude of genres and sounds for Darkside, from the energetically-charged house anthem “Passing Me By,” to “Trails” — a lush, almost ambient piece laced with steel drums.
It’s clear that Maya Jane Coles only continues to thrive in her career, independently making her mark from all angles as she continues to demonstrate impeccable talent.
Eric Luttrell has truly found his footing within the gentle, melodic sphere of house music. He’s clocked in years of intelligent sound design experience from his time in The M Machine, and wields it well within each production he makes today as one of Anjunadeep’s top new talents.
Aside from maintaining an increasingly busy tour schedule, Luttrell has also found time in the studio to pump out an array of music for his current home label. “Contact” marks his latest output — a blissful five minutes of the artist creating euphoria out of crafty melodies and a calming build. Adding to the effect are subtle notes of string paired with touching vocals that bathe the ears in a warm embrace
“Contact” follows up Luttrell’s Generate EP, which earned heavy accolades from the Anjunadeep community and secured his spot in the minds of music fans across the globe.
Chilean DJ Sistek is here to “Show You Stars” with Tudor in this EDM Sauce Exclusive Premiere. Bringing an autumn feel to an otherwise Summery Track, Sistek has delivered a feel good track just in time to carry us through to Summer 2018. The up and coming DJ/Producer has received a lot of love on
Leave it to Johannes Brecht to transform a nostalgic, cheery indie song into a poignant electronic masterpiece. He does so to Teachers’ single “Loved You All The Way” with finesse, laying dissonant piano chords over haunting, deep strings to elicit an emotional response whose end result is goosebumps. While feel-good vocals were the centerpiece of “Loved You All The Way” in its pure form, Johannes Brecht prefers melodic manipulation as his weapon of choice while heavily editing the original’s vocals to fit his somber, yet beautiful canvas.
Though their visions are perpendicular in this particular instance, Teachers’ choosing of Brecht as one of their famed single’s official remixers makes sense. The band is making waves for its avant-garde releases, with its leader Benjamin Bronfman having two productions for Kanye West under his belt. Likewise, Brecht has been enthralling the underground with his cinematic pieces that are bolstered by his experience as a classical cellist.