Flashing back to April of this year, DJ Snake extended his interminable archive of notable collaborations when he unleashed his hip-hop blockbuster, “Enzo.” The posse cut showcased A-listers including Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes, and now the track has received a boost from Snake’s masked affiliate and fellow Pardon My French teammate, Malaa.
Those attending EDC Las Vegas this summer received a fleeting introduction to Malaa’s bouncy rendition of “Enzo” making him a clear candidate to handle the first official remix. The Ferrari-denominated flip is a welcomed pivot for those craving a quicker tempo than DJ Snake’s original cut. This is far from Malaa’s first remix for Snake— it’s inevitable that the duo ready a proper collaboration, especially considering the two are rumored for back-to-back performances at this year’s Hard Summer and Electric Zoo.
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.
Kygo kicks off this week’s NMF with a dancefloor-ready posthumous Whitney Houston collaboration, “Higher Love,” and Wave Racer returns after more than two years with “Auto.” RL Grimes comes in swinging with an edit of G Jones’ “In Your Head,” and Habstrakt brings his forceful brand of house music to Gud Vibrations with “De La Street.” Chris Lake and Lee Foss team up for “Lies, Deception, and Fantasy,” and Diplo releases a set of remixes for Higher Ground, including a rework by Solardo. Claude VonStroke joins forces with ZDS and KE for “Comments,” and Malaa takes things up a notch with a feisty remix of DJ Snake’s “Savage.” Madeaux links with Dances With White Girls for “Club Demons,” and “Worlds Collide” on Nervo’s latest. Goldroom continues a slew of releases with “I Can Feel It” with Love, Alexa. ShockOne and The Bloody Beetroots take to Monstercat for their new single, “Run,” and Laidback Luke and Mark Bale dance into the weekend with “Party Starter.” Klingande and Stevie Appleton craft an easygoing single in “Sinner,” and Moguai remixes Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover.”
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.
Surfacing in 2017, Keeld has had has been riding a wave of success ever since being lauded by the likes of Tchami and Malaa. Having released a variety of tracks on the CONFESSION label, he has pumped out a steady stream of house hits and his newest track is no exception. “Freek,” comes out of
Malaa is definitely the best when it comes to bad boy personas and making a show of it. The DJ never plays a show without his infamous ski mask, giving him an air of mystery. He also has two volumes of his Illegal mixtapes which adds to the persona. How could he possibly add to it? Last
French house producer Malaa has been laying low for the past few months after a successful 2018 No Redemption EP and accompanying tour with fellow CONFESSION label-mate and Pardon My French member Tchami. The masked artist has now dropped “Addiction,” his first release of 2019 on Tchami’s CONFESSION imprint.
Joining the ranks of EDM tracks about cocaine, “Addiction” pushes a dark and sexy tech-house vibe that fits synonymously with Malaa’s existing portfolio of warehouse heaters. Equipped with a deep bassline loop and monotonous narration of coke addiction symptoms, “Addiction” builds its narrative with a classic house structure packed with vocal chops, buzzy synths, and a nicely layered set of percussive elements. Minimalist and low-key without compromising on production, “Addiction” comes forth as a solid first release of the year by Malaa.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Get Lucky festival is ringing in the 2019 spring season under thick blankets of bass.
Running just one weekend shy of St. Patty’s Day, the March 8-9 V2 Presents festival has secured REZZ and Borgore as headliners. Its undercard echoes an equal brand of seductive strangeness, including Liquid Stranger, Malaa, Bro Safari, and 1788-L. Indeed, Get Lucky seems to have all its bass bases covered this year.
Returning to Salt Lake City at The Great Saltair resort, Get Lucky will host multiple, attentively curated stages, including a main stage, aka Celtic Palace, and the outdoor Tent of Gold, reserved exclusively for the festival’s hardstyle acts, inlcuding Starx, Lady Faith, and more.
This year’s talent reflects the continued success Get Lucky organizers have had with the annual event since its humble beginnings in 2006. Tickets are on sale now here.
Pardon My French is taking over Red Rocks on April 26. The French collective comprised of DJ Snake, Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer are reuniting for the first time since 2016 at the naturally acoustic megastructure that’s hosted many of music’s most iconic acts for the last 75 years plus. The collective was established in 2015 with the aim of bringing French electronic artists together.
Last year, Tchami and Malaa took their Confessions Tour to Red Rocks, a spectacle performance that played on the concept of heaven and hell. This year, the entire Pardon My French crew is rolling deep, and the four-man collective is promising Colorado a show fans won’t soon forget as the spring events circuit reaches full swing. Tickets for the Pardon My French takeover are available for AXS and AEG presale on Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. MT, and general sale on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. MT.
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Ever After Musical Festival returns for its fifth installment with a bass packed lineup. Returning to its home in Kitchener, Ontario, Ever After 2019 will go down June 7-9. Canada’s leading electronic music event proves just why it’s #1 with a power-player filled lineup. Ever After 2019 features performances from the likes of Feed Me,
Malaa‘s status as a masked house maven finds further solidification in episode 23 of Who is Malaa? The enigmatic producer’s storied mix series has become synonymous with not only consistency, but variation, over its past 22 installments. While Malaa has cultivated a reputation for a particularly dark brand of house music, the inclusions in the Who is Malaa? sonic saga routinely traverse different house terrains, ranging from tech house, to G house, to bass house.
The Who is Malaa? mix series continues to illuminate and scale the continuum of house music stylings in its 23rd showing, which manifests as a tight and tenebrous near 30 minutes of house cuts. Hallmarks of the producer’s aesthetic, pronounced basslines, looping vocal overlays, and glitchy accent noises permeate the mix. While the artist’s identity remains characteristically obscure, one thing is certain: so long as Malaa continues to pump out releases in the Who is Malaa? family, the eponymous question of the title is immaterial.