Husband and wife duo Petey Mac and Hannah Mac are bringing a lot of excitement into 2020 with their brand new project, The Two Fake Blondes. ‘If You Really Love Me’ is their debut single dropping today, signed exclusively to Gameroom Records. ‘If You Really Love Me’ is the electrifying debut from The Two Fake
The Scottish hitmaker has spent the last few weeks teasing a long-awaited return, and now, we finally have two fresh new singles, hot off the press from their BBC Radio 1 premiere—”Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1.” The pair of singles were named Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record in the World, rolling out Harris’ new Love Regenerator1 project. The two new originals mark the first from Harris in a year, since he linked with Rag’n’Bone Man on “Giant.”
One of Lane 8’s most recent signees to his label This Never Happened, Paraleven, is back with his second EP on the label. The American progressive producer is carving a lucrative and lucid future for himself in the electronic space, with his potential in full ear view throughout his latest release.
Soloma is melody-driven house music at its best, as quarter-note riffs ebb and flow between the vastness of the composition’s crests and valleys. Closing track “Hide” (featuring some production chops from the Mont Blvck duo) stands out in particular; the track’s energy swims and swells towards a synth string drop that serves as the arresting apex of the piece. While Soloma is only three tracks long, it clearly shows Paraleven has been experimenting and developing his sound further since his Ripples / Siphon EP. Fans of deep and progressive house should definitely keep eyes on this incisive up-and-coming producer.
Paraleven will also join Lane 8 on 13 of his 2020 “Brightest Lights” tour stops.
Following a slew of successful releases earlier this year, Kansas City-based artist Essenger is back to kick off his forthcoming LP with its title track, “After Dark.”
“After Dark” is a beautifully moody synthwave-oriented release, featuring the artist’s own melancholy vocals. Essenger drives his listeners deep into the unpredictable dark of night, beginning with a dreamy melody that drifts throughout the song. His voice gracefully sets the tone for the nostalgic soundscape he’s built over the course of the song’s duration. A shadowy drop adds to the overall mystery, and a powerful guitar melody near the end closes the song on an authoritative note.
HOKI seemed to appear out of nowhere. The newly minted, relatively enigmatic duo comprised of Varti Deuchoghlian and Brent McCormick clearly had their proverbial ducks in a row when getting their start, utilizing connections gained from their respective musical pasts and coming out the gate with strong remixers in Clarian, Matthias Meyer, and Facundo Mohrr. Their team, network, and knack for melodic house production in place, they soon announced that the run of singles they’ve been releasing would become an album—an intriguing way to make an entrance, indeed.
The latest single from the upcoming LP comes in the form of ‘The Push.’ Per their established aesthetic, the track is a euphoric track assisted by McCormick’s vocal touch. Its thick bassline, sweeping strings lacing the background, and twinkling synth melodies are universally appealing, and primed to do well on the dancefloor. Given their large support system in the melodic house arena, which includes Lee Burridge and the aforementioned remixers among it, we’re sure this one will be rinsed plenty in the coming months. Order a copy here.
The names Oliver Nelson and Tobtok go hand in hand in the music world, and the two Swedish artists have tapped a few additional friends for their latest venture: Norwegian artist Simon Field and London-based songstress Salena Mastroianni.
“Is It Real” makes its official debut on UK house imprint Perfect Havoc on Oct. 11 and touts all of its featured artists at their best. Mastroianni’s silky-sweet voice introduces the song, and the beat swiftly follows to preview the groovy, nu-disco elements that are to follow. “Is It Real” is fueled by a spirited piano melody and powerful chorus, giving the tune truly anthemic qualities. The producers’ skill sets shine in this accessible tune, leading fans of all dance music persuasions to the dance floor.
“Is It Real” is out Oct. 11 via Perfect Havoc. Pre-save it here.
Dubloadz is no stranger to the dark arts. Not to be taken all too seriously, the producer has a great track record for instilling fear into his fanbase with his music. The intense records that are constantly dealt are something that’s brought him to the forefront of bass music. Dubloadz & Dack Janiels – Holy
Justin Jay has had a robust 2019. The prodigious producer, DIRTYBIRD top player, and label owner released his third album, Everything Will Come Together, in May to critical acclaim. At the end of September, he commenced an expansive tour across the US in celebration of reaching the third anniversary of his now-iconic LP, Fantastic Voyage. In the meantime, however, he made a connection with the Desert Hearts crew—and it’s with the California collective label that he’s housed his latest creation.
Future feels is a groove-fueled EP whose tracks build off one another in a groove-heavy fashion. We’ve taken the more extended cut, “Rave Tool,” whose centerpiece is its robust, funk-infused bassline that moves the piece forward at a spry pace. The low-end really shines in “Rave Tool,” which is notably lacking in melody and sparse in its vocal usage; and it’s this aspect that makes it particularly hypnotic.
Order a copy of Justin Jay’s ‘Future Feels’ EP here
Originally hailing from Ireland but now based in Berlin, Pearly are a duo that excel at crafting elusive music that can sound mournful as much as it can act as a salve. Their work is the result of the close partnership between Saramai Leech and Cormac O’Keeffe, whose voices often intertwine, inextricable from one another. More »
With their first couple singles, the Liverpool post-punk trio Eyesore & The Jinx had already started to garner some buzz in their home country. There’s a whole new wave of addicting young guitar bands coming out of the UK and Ireland right now, each with their own little interpretation of post-punk or art-rock or some … More »