NMF Roundup: KOAN Sound return with debut LP, Dillon Francis unleashes ‘LFGD,’ SNBRN remixes Hotel Garuda + more

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NMF Roundup: KOAN Sound return with debut LP, Dillon Francis unleashes ‘LFGD,’ SNBRN remixes Hotel Garuda + moreKoan Sound

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.

The release of the NINJAWERKS Vol. 1 compilation album this week brings new tunes from some of dance music’s biggest names, including Dillon Francis and Kaskade. Andrew Bayer has joined forces with Ane Brun for the gorgeous “Love You More,” out on Anjunabeats. RL Grime has revealed a colossal set of remixes for NOVA, including a formidable rework of “Rainer” by k?d. KOAN Sound burst back onto the scene with the release their debut full-length, Polychrome. HEYZ works wonders in his new single with darkDARK, “Darkest Little Friend.” Hardwell delivers some sunshine in the form of “How You Love Me” with Conor Maynard and Snoop Dogg. Nicky Romero flips Jess Glynne‘s “Thursday” in his newest, and NGHTMRE and Big Gigantic make magic with “Like That.” Cloonee keeps the beat rocking with a feel-good take on Matoma‘s “Sunday Morning,” and Ekali strips “Leaving” down for a serene, acoustic rendition.

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.

Matoma makes full-length outing on 15-track debut album, ‘One In A Million’ [Stream]

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Matoma makes full-length outing on 15-track debut album, ‘One In A Million’ [Stream]Matoma

This is no ‘False Alarm,’ but rather a 15-track full body exposition of Matoma‘s sound, One In A Million.

A piece of work that Matoma listeners awaited with an anticipation that was anything but restrained, the debut showing is an extensive collection of collaborations that calls on the talents of featured artists like Becky Hill, MAX, Noah Cyrus, The Vamps, and many more.

The breezy personality of Matoma’s sun drenched style shines across the album’s selections, exuding the upbeat, feel good character that Matoma previously exhibited on prior singles like “I Don’t Dance (Without You)” with Enrique Iglesias, and his landmark hit, “False Alarm.” While some selections–“Slow” with Cyrus, for one–take a tamer approach to tempo, other inclusions like “Sunday Morning” trumpet a high energy that invites streamers to crank up the volume to best enjoy the music.

Summer will seem blissfully interminable when One In A Million is in the queue.

Matoma links up with Enrique Iglesias & Konshens on ‘I Don’t Dance’

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Matoma jump-started his career on SoundCloud with a remix of Enrique Iglesias‘ “Bailando.” Now, the Norwegian DJ/producer has brought his discography full-circle, collaborating with the Latin pop superstar on their new single “I Don’t Dance.” In Matoma’s words, working with Iglesias achieved one of his “bucket list goals” and is truly a dream come true.

The track is exactly what fans would expect from the team-up: chilled-out beats and arrangement from Matoma that flows smoothly under the beloved, captivating vocals of Iglesias. With a little help from Konshens, this track is geared to dominate the charts and be fully present at the beach parties. At the very least, it creates the feeling of flowing in a lazy river throughout its duration.

Check out this Facebook post to get a full explanation on how this masterpiece came to life and see Matoma on his 2018 summer tour throughout the US. Get tickets here.



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NMF Roundup: Like Mike releases a solo track, Hardwell manufactures the next mainstage hit, and more

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Like Mike goes solo with new release “Rewind” with smooth vocals and pop chords. “Rewind” is the perfect smooth summer track that is sure to grace radio stations across the world.

Todd Heller brings pac man to music with gaming synths and interesting chord combinations with cutting drops in new release “Ride It.”

Melodic chords flow through Max Styler‘s latest commercial house release with Ella Boh’s captivating vocals.

Hardwell has created an absolutely tremendous production with newest track “Earthquake” with Harrison.

Oliver Tree combines house, rap, and a commanding electronic backdrop to create unique track “Movement.”

Madnap puts a future pop spin on Win and Woo’s “Chasing Tail.”

Duo Super8 & Tab team up for a new single “Burn” featuring Hero Baldwin, which will be a part of their upcoming album Reformation Part 2.

VIRTU remixed Mark Johns and Imad Royal’s “Heart Shaped Box,” which initially slows down the tempo but falls into a bass and dubstep infused crazy drop.

Xan Griffin is doing a Zodiac series where he releases a song based upon each sign. He has released “Taurus” featuring Tedy for the grounded and practical Taurus’s out there.

Gorgon City has created the next dance floor sensation with new release “Go Deep.”

Mike Williams tries his hand at Commercial House and succeeds in new track “Give It Up” with its catchy drop and compelling vocals.

Shaun Frank and Krewella make a formidable production trio given the quality of new release “Gold Wings.”

In an unlikely remix, Steve Aoki tries his hand at remixing Matoma‘s “Lonely.” His remix of the track adds a bouncy chord progression that is hard to get out of the listener’s head.

Ravell teams up with Jack Trades and BAER for house tune “Feelin’ You.”

Slushii proves his tracks will never lose their bounce in new song”Through the Night” featuring Hatsune Miku with its gaming synths and high pitched chords.

Dubstep fans can get their fix with KAI WACHI‘s new two track ICHOR EP.

Lost Kings go full on pop as they continue to experiment with genres in new song “When We Were Young.”

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Snowbombing Canada announces headliners ODESZA and Cardi B for 2018 edition

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From Montreal’s Igloofest, to the gone-but-never-forgotten Brrrrr Winter Music Festival in Toronto, Canadians are incredibly fortunate to host a plenitude of outdoor-winter events throughout the years. Though winter is close to being over and the inaugural start to festival season approaches, Snowbombing Canada is here to remind everyone that there’s never a wrong time to party in the snow.

Fusing the worlds of winter-sports and dance music into a winter-wonderland for four days and nights, Snowbombing Canada takes place from April 5–9 amidst Sun Peaks Valley; one of the hidden treasures of Canada’s West coast. With success in booking distinguished and complementary dance/hip-hop headliners, last year’s event saw Kaskade and Ludacris close out the event.

As the 2018 edition nears, fan-favorite duo ODESZA and hip-hop queen Cardi B are set to headline the “Forest Stage”, appropriately located in between the panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and towering trees. Boasting a plethora of additional acts like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Gorgon City and Troyboi, Snowbombing has curated a detailed lineup that suits the festival’s exuberant vibe.

Snowboarders and skiers are treated to the best of both worlds; shredding during the day and dancing at night. Activities like ‘Alpine Yoga’, ‘The Snowlympics’ and some cheeky ‘Chair Life Speed Dating’ add unique attributes that turn guests from attendees, into Snowbombing veterans.

Snowbombing Canada 2018

Festival passes, accommodation and transportation are all available online

Matoma releases eclectic remix package for ‘Slow’ ft Noah Cyrus

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Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma has teamed up with renowned producers R3HAB, CID, and Devault to release a diverse remix package for his last hit, “Slow.” The original version of “Slow,” featuring budding star Noah Cyrus, showcases an intriguing mix of prominent bass, flirty, punchy beats, and carefree waves of synths that are tied together by Noah’s playful top-line. The track is quickly becoming one of Matoma’s biggest hits to date, garnering more than 10 million streams worldwide since its release.

Each artist’s take on the original brings a unique flair to the production. R3HAB amps up “Slow” with a melodic future bass style and intoxicating waves of synths. CID’s spin on the single adds captivating, energetic beats and a striking progressive house vibe. Devault produces a rendition categorized by a striking, choppy climax infused with airy, distorted vocals.

With each remix, R3HAB, CID, and Devault flaunt their distinct signature sounds. With his most recent, “Slow” is a testament to Matoma’s ingenuity; his flair for immediately infectious pop-infused songwriting is now stronger than ever, as the single marks the first piece from his forthcoming debut studio album, One In A Million, available everywhere March 9 via Big Beat Records.

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Matoma puts tropical twist on Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels’ ‘I Miss You’

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Matoma is preparing for an enormous 2018.

Wrapping up the year with a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the artist will surely rip into 2018 with poise. On the heels of his album announcement for One In A Million and a tour set to kick off Jan. 11, he’s released an energized tropical house rework of Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels’ collaboration “I Miss You.”

Enlivening the subdued number right off the bat with record scratches, a balmy bassline sees out the same lively elements that allowed for “All Night” and “Old Thing Back” to rise in the house reigns. Matoma is divulging perfect music for the wintertime blues, only begging for the release of new work to be in the ears of his eager listeners.

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Matoma and Alan Walker set to Perform at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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Joining the likes of John Legend and Zara Larsson, Matoma and Alan Walker will be performing at the coveted Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in Oslo!

Matoma to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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There are few higher honors than being a Nobel prize winner and, while Matoma isn’t up for an honor, he will be performing at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize concert. The tropical house producer has amassed over one billion streams on Spotify, and has collaborated with the likes of One Direction and Coldplay among others. He commented on his upcoming performance.

I’m incredibly proud and honored to announce that I will be performing at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, I’ll be coming to Telenor Arena in Oslo on December 11 bringing some special guests, some surprises, and as always, some good vibes and love! The Peace Prize is all about spreading the love, and as you know that’s always been my message so I’m humbled and honored to be asked to perform at this beautiful and incredible concert.

In addition to announcing his upcoming show, Matoma recently released a song off of his upcoming album titled “Slow” featuring Noah Cyrus. The December 11th concert will be the 24th iteration of the event.

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