Rising star Freejak brings you his 2019 rework of The Human League’s seminal 80s track ‘Don’t You Want Me’, out now on New State Music. After success in the summer with ‘Don’t You Want Me’ being spun multiple times by Mistajam on Radio 1, the certified banger is now primed and ready for official release.
Veteran UK producer Skream just released his most recent single “Ectogazm”, which was also named both Pete Tong‘s Essential New Tune and Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record. Released on Ministry of Sound‘s label, the track is reminiscent of UK house and the earlier years of dance music.
The UK producer and DJ captures the feeling of old-school rave tunes with a catchy piano progression but also manages to make something that feels fresh and new. With a driving bassline, shuffling shakers and percussion, the track is one that Skream has been rinsing out on dance floors in many of his recent sets. He continues on his current tour, where he’s playing sets open to close across Europe through the end of 2019. Check “Ectogazm” below.
If you need a jolt of optimism in your day, Boston Bun’s latest track is for you. “Nothing But Rainbows” opens with a bright major chord progression, and doesn’t let up on the positivity until the final note. Complete with cheery vocals and lyrics fit for a hallmark card, Bun’s latest is sure to bring a smile to your face.
“Nothing But Rainbows” is the latest in Boston Bun’s string of mood-uplifting house tracks, including 2019’s “Don’t Wanna Dance” and his collaboration with DVNO “Spread Love” (created for the animated film Paddington). “Nothing But Rainbows” is released via Circa ’99 records, Boston Bun’s own record label.
FANGS may not yet be a household name, but for those looking for a house fix, the producer is a worthy contender to represent the best the genre yields. The LA-based producer is out with his newest single, “Solace,” which draws on a variety of influences. To draw inspiration on his latest, FANGS put the challenges of working in the music industry aside and reignited his initial love for music and music production.
A powerful vocal line immediately captures the listener’s attention. The vocals are merged with simplistic instrumental arrangements that become part of an elaborate whole. The single ultimately translates into an uplifting and energetic track that is the perfect backdrop for the peak of a club set.
FANGS spoke to Dancing Astronaut about the release, stating, “There is no hiding that there are pressures that come along in any professional career. All too often, musicians, songwriters, and producers alike enter the writing process with expectations placed on them that could ultimately set them up for failure. I’ve been there.” He continues, “With this new single, I took an impromptu approach. I reminded myself why I make music. I channeled that feeling I had as child; that sense of wonder that music gave me. A time in life when I felt truly free. Music was an escape then and should serve that same purpose throughout life. I let that energy lead me and this song was born. ’Solace’ represents the pure feeling and inner peace you achieve even in the middle of the chaos that life may bring.”
FANGS consistently finds ways to blend the catchiest elements of house music with unexpected sonic touches that transform his releases from traditional house tunes into multi-faceted sonic works. “Solace” is no exception.
What distinguished Black Caviar from fellow electronic acts following their entry to the dance scene is precisely what has earned the duo accolades: their exquisitely amorphous sound. With each release, Black Caviar have reinvented the sonic wheel, challenging classic house aesthetic with their kooky samples and idiosyncratic arrangements. Unparalleled in their ability to remain predictably unpredictable, Black Caviar’s fresh take on modern electronic technics has revitalized the house genre.
The proof is in the production: Black Caviar’s “What’s Up
Danger,” featured on the Spiderman: Into
The Spider-Verse soundtrack, recently garnered an RIAA Gold award. The
pair’s soundtrack stint didn’t halt there—Black Caviar notably also stand
behind a remix of the iconic Charlie’s
Angels theme song that materialized on the film’s official soundtrack.
Black Caviar’s ingenuity newly extends to Moon Landing, a shiny new two-track EP that conceptually explores an astronomical theme across “Kubrick Faked The Moon Landing” and “Moon Pie.” The former is a hypnotically bodied artistic allusion to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, observed in July 2019. Moon Landing is out now via Thrive Music.
I probably should’ve walked away… Who hasn’t ever made this mistake? Swedish singer-songwriter Michel Fannoun teams up with Lebanese producer Imad for a tune that perfectly describes the faded feeling of just being f*cked up by love. The vibes are real in this one: Imad’s signature bass lines are wrapped in Michel’s soft voice, with
Fresh off the fall cresting of his Ride Waves Season 2 Tour, saxophone sensei GRiZ has released the fourth installment of his Bangers.Zip EP series. GRiZ started the collection with the first arm this past June, followed closely by Bangers.Zip in August, and Bangers.Zip in September. Each release has served in showcasing GRiZ’s fine-tuned production skills in a variety of musical styles. Bangers.Zip features funky beats and high-energy wobbles that old and new fans of the perennially get-down-friendly producer ought to enjoy.
Kicking off the three-track EP, house tune “Gonna Get Funky” is exactly what you’d expect from the title: a feel-good funky rhythm that’s concocted to get crowds moving. Following closely behind are ad lib-abundant tracks “Let’s Get Weird” and “Tiger Kingdom Space Camp,” two wildly creative tracks that highlight GRiZ’s signature big brass and wonky wobble sounds.
Autograf are back in a big way. After dropping off their first EP in 3 years earlier this year, the group has announced that they are releasing their debut album. To accompany that announcement Autograf have shared a new single “Ain’t Deep Enough” ft. Jared Lee. Their “A lot of good and bad things have
Played in festival sets and house mixes ubiquitously over the past year, Dom Dolla’s track “San Frandisco” now has a remix from Beatport dominator Eli Brown. The UK-based house producer and DJ takes the BPM up in the chart-topping single, which talks about San Francisco’s house scene and how it stems from its ’60s and ’70s roots back in the day.
The track adds a darker warehouse vibe to the already energetic track. With stomping percussion, undulating risers, and old school rave stabs, Brown’s remix plays nicely into any sets looking to take house fans further into the night.
On why he asked Brown to remix the track, Dolla states, “Eli’s sense of groove is relentless and this remix is no exception. I’ve been playing his weapons for years so it’s great to finally get his take on one of my own records and he has put such a nasty late night feel to it. Great bloke too, thanks for smashing it mate.”
Brown is currently wrapping up his Come Together World Tour, with upcoming dates throughout the UK and Spain. With releases on Repopulate Mars and Toolroom and artists like Carl Cox, Green Velvet and Claude VonStroke backing him to name a few, expect more stompers to come from the Bristol producer.
Anto and Rare Candy, hailing straight out of Birmingham UK, bring you their new techy club anthem, ‘Round & Round’. ‘Round & Round’ is a feel good dance track, which is certainly guaranteed to get you moving in ways you never thought were even possible. I discovered this little gem in another one my favorite