Martin Garrix is back with new music under a long unused alias via his new single with Brooks titled “Boomerang.” The Dutch producer released the track under his original alias Grx — a fitting decision since this latest single is a classic upbeat Martin Garrix track that is sure to get any festival crowd going.
Brooks is a name that progressive house fans have been seeing a lot more lately thanks to his high energy tracks that are not dissimilar to Garrix’s signature style. This is not the first time the producers’ have collaborated, with their production “Byte” released this past April. The duo have mastered a powerful drop that resonates in the mind of the listener far after the last chord in “Boomerang.”
After witnessing sell out success at London’s Barbican Hall in May, Sasha has announced two UK shows for 2018. The producer is bringing his ‘Refracted: Live’ series to The Roundhouse London on Saturday, February 17 and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Sunday, February 18. Bridgewater Hall is the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’s primary venue, rendering Sasha’s upcoming performance all the more noteworthy.
“The moment we walked off stage at the Barbican we were saying — we have to do this again. We didn’t really have a plan in place. We had no idea the response to those shows was going to be so amazing. So this is [the newly announced dates] Round 2, and we’re getting to perform at two more iconic UK venues. We are looking to change the show slightly to incorporate some new music and make these shows as special and unique as the Barbican ones in May. We can’t wait!” – Sasha
Sasha has announced his intention to include new music and surprise guests as integral “Round 2” additions.
The Welsh producer appeared on stage alongside members of his production team, Charlie May (“Spooky”), Dennis White (“Thermal Bear”), and Dave Gardner during the Barbican shows. An 8-piece string section, live vocalists, and a percussionist rounded out the group, as Sasha played the piano and an assortment of other instruments, electronic and otherwise. The legendary performances have since been released on Blu-ray.
The additional shows would be good news on their own, but Sasha sweetened the deal pairing the announcement with a new single. Sasha’s latest is dubbed “True” and is currently available to stream ahead of its Friday, October 13 release. Featuring the London-based trio Dems, “True” is a minimalistic record whose richness lies in its otherworldly vocals and instrumental layering.
Tickets to the ‘Refracted: Live’ February shows will be available for purchase on Friday, October 13 at 10 AM.
After hearing “Never Stop” in Steve Angello‘s sets all summer, fans can finally get their hands on the official release of Teamworx, Thomas Feelman and STV’s “Never Stop.” This collaboration is an upbeat progressive house track with a drop primed for any club or festival set to get the crowd going. Pulsing drums and synths entrance the listener and are complemented by high-pitched chords. Teamworx talked about their newest track and playing it alongside Angello at Tomorrowland Unite.
“Never Stop” has been the longest and most anticipated release we’ve ever had. It’s been over a year and a half since Steve initially picked it up and he has played it during every set since. The collaboration is the perfect blend of both Teamworx, Thomas Feelman & STV’s styles and we’re super excited that we’re finally releasing it. Earlier this year we had the privilege to join Steve at Tomorrowland Unite and signing a track with such a legendary label is a huge milestone for us as artists.
Genre-agnostic producer and Phoenix native Jameston Thieves is back with new music with the bassy single “Ghost.”
His latest track seamlessly smashes together ambient, uplifting chords with a raw gritty bassline. Synthesized vocals add a unique flair to the track during the intro and make way for a heavy drop that is a welcome surprise from the intro that skews towards punk rock. While there is certainly a lot going on within “Ghost,” Thieves displays his remarkable production ability as it seamlessly blends together.
Morgan Page is back with new music via “Backroom,” a new single and collaboration with Bobby Puma that’s very different than other releases we’ve seen from the progressive producer. “Backroom” has a steady house beat with trumpets blaring as accents as the beat dances from a higher pitch to a lower bass-infused drop. Page is known for his progressive house hits with enthralling vocals, and “Backroom” marks the first release from the producer in recent history with no vocals. “Backroom” would be at home in an Ibiza club as opposed to on the radio, showcasing Page’s efforts to diversify his style with this new release.
NGHTMRE masterfully blends smooth vocals, electronic music, and, most surprisingly, punk rock in his new release “On the Run” with Passeport.
A tribal flair interweaves between the punching electric guitar and synthesized notes that pull the track together. “On The Run” is the first single off of the LA-based producer’s upcoming EP, which is set to be released on Mad Decent. The track demonstrates NGHTMRE’s evolving production style and ability to experiment with multiple genres.
As if premiering his new track on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was not enough, DJ Snake has decided to surprise fans again by dropping his new track “A Different Way” with Lauv a day early.
The song is now available on Spotify, and as we heard in the premiere, the track is well worth the wait. “A Different Way” with Lauv focuses in on the vocals in the intro which fall into a moombahton-meets-pop drop that is undeniably catchy. Count on this track getting stuck on your head as well as played in every club and store alike. DJ Snake has once again mastered extracting the best elements of pop and electronic music to create a song that everyone will love to hate, but ultimately love.
Alesso has unleashed a new single that is a massive collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld, Watt, and country pop super stars Florida Georgia Line. As you would expect, the track is vocally focused with Steinfeld carrying to chorus and Florida Georgia Line on both vocals and the track’s mellow backdrop. The track is a surefire radio hit, with a drop that features a strong tropical house influence. The track transcends genres and is sure to appeal to a diverse audience.
Hundred Waters have officially announced the release of their long-awaited third studio album, due to land on September 14 via their longtime home imprint, OWSLA. The Los Angeles transplants, by way of Gainesville, Florida, began the summer with a surprise EP, Currency, that camein conjunction with the commencement of their annual FORM Arcosanti festival alternative. The five-track precursor set the tone for the band’s inbound Communicating LP, expected to be a collection of new material that gives a highly personalized look into Hundred Waters’ complex evolution.
The LP is led by a new single, titled “Blanket Me,” an emotive piano-driven ballad fueled by lead singer Nicole Miglis’ pensive vocals and drummer Zach Tetrault’s uplifting percussion arrangements. In quintessential Hundred Waters fashion, the album’s altruistic rawness derives from the group’s homespun recording process, capturing sounds at their own kitchen table, in the solitude of bedroom closes, and even in an abandoned Detroit church.
Concerning the ethos of Communicating, Miglis elaborates:
“[The] album is a breakup. It starts with a need for independence and it ends with an ‘all better,’ like we did it: we learned, we loved, we separated, and now it’s time for the next.”
In the time since 2014’s critically acclaimed Moon Rang Like A Bell and this year’s incoming release, Hundred Waters have experienced a span of events that most bands barely cover in their entire lifespan. Communicating explores that entire space in between, from breakups, reunions, losing a band member, and sharing the living space that ultimately fosters the group’s creative cohesion. The album’s central concept explores Miglis’ relationship with fellow band member Trayer Tryon, and how the catalyzing changes in their romantic union translates into their art.
Listen to “Blanket Me” ahead of Hundred Waters’ official album release this fall.
Borgeous has shown for his ability to produce anything from house to rap to dubstep. The versatile artist’s latest single, “You,” released on Geousus Records, skews heavy dubstep with a hard and hectic drop. The single is reminiscent of his recent dubstep kick, which is also embodied through his recent release, “Hold Up,” with Morten.
In the accompanying music video for “You,” Borgeous chronicles a trip through the psychosis of a drink server at a house party. The server falls for a guest at the party, while simultaneously having visions of tying up and ravaging the guest’s fiancée. The video takes the viewer on a gorey ride and we are left not knowing reality from the nightmare in the server’s twisted mind. All we can say is that the music video is as hectic as the track’s drop.