About a week ago, popular record label, Ultra Music, released it’s Ultra 2020 compilation. If you are looking to switch up your music playlist, then you are totally in for a ride with this new masterpiece. The compilation features music from various artists, such as Steve Aoki, Deorro, Icona Pop, and Adventure Club, and Boris
Ultra Music‘s annual electronic highlight reel has arrived, and with it, the esteemed imprint succinctly underscores 15 standout records that contributed to dance music’s robust year of production. The diversely bodied Ultra 2020 spans genres, spotlighting records from an array of subgenres.
Ultra 2020 touts house heaters such as MK‘s inescapable “Body 2 Body” and DVBBS and Bridge’s “GOMF.” The compilation album also caters to those with tastes for harder, grittier technics with 4B and Flosstradamus‘ “Blackout” and NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg‘s “Redlight.”
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
Jimmy Fallon does a lot of irritating things, but there is at least one thing that he still does extremely well: The note-perfect impression of the bygone-era rock star. Some of Fallon’s impressions — Barry Gibb, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen — are the stuff of legends. And it turns out that he does … More »
DJ/producer ricky retro presents the impressive new tech house tune ‘Freak On Me’, featuring none other than Icona Pop. The groove is catchy and laidback, working up subtle organ chords and moody vocal samples, while strings take care of an energy filled drop, making this one of those vocal house tunes built to get those
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R3HAB proves time and time again his ability to cross over into different sounds and genres and absolutely crush it. In his new collaboration with Icona Pop, “This Is How We Party”, we’re taken back to the 90s with bouncy beats and melodies. The track starts with Icona Pop’s distinct vocals and quickly goes into a
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.
Above & Beyond kick off New Music Friday in fine fashion with their new single, “Distorted Truth.” Tommy Trash and i_o unleash their much-anticipated collaboration, “Let Me Go,” and Medasin returns with his first original of 2019, “Mr. Skitters.” Diplo and Octavian make an impeccable team on “New Shapes,” as do Feed Me and Rosie Doonan on “Feel Love.” Hardwell and Dannic unveil “Chase The Sun,” and Au5 rounds out his two-track Energize EP with “Activate.” The Chainsmokers bring another pop-inspired number via “Who Do You Love” with 5 Seconds of Summer, and David Guetta, Brooks, and Loote gear up for festival season with “Better When You’re Gone.” Quintino can’t be brought down in his new single, and Pixel Terror return to Monstercat with “Ultima.” Tisoki delivers a fresh remix of Party Favor‘s “Blame,” and Jay Hardway takes off into the atmosphere with “Aliens.” R3HAB joins forces with Icona Pop for “This Is How We Party,” and Darude and Sebastian Rejman craft a euphoric dance number in “Release Me.”
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.
Firm advocate of the LGBTQ community, the ever-so-colorful Mija, with the help of Icona Pop and VÉRITÉ, has delivered a brand new remix of Ella Vos’s “You Don’t Know About Me,” in honor of Pride Month. Dubbed “The ACLU Remix,” Mija has pledged to donate the entirety of the profits to the nonprofit American Civil Liberties Union.
Originally released on Vos’ 2017 Words I Never Said album, the track’s lyrics exquisitely convey the change and acceptance-oriented message that is so central to the LGBTQ community at large: “This is my body, this is my war / We can’t wait ‘till you come around.”
“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »