Like many artists this past weekend, Boris Brejcha was tied up with the Amsterdam Dance Event, in his case playing at Gashouder. Boris was also one of the few artists who also dropped new music that same weekend. “Never Look Back” dropped on Friday and lives up to the German techno titan’s trademark brand of
Bass titans YehMe2 and Wuki have paired up for an 808-fueled breaks number packed with energy. Added MC-esque vocal clips offer an added vintage twist to the finished product; though ultimately its crisp arrangement and modernized synth tones adapt it perfectly to the current age. At just over two-and-a-half minutes, the collaboration is a short, but sweet display of the two producer’s chemistry in the studio and willingness to go beyond their creative status quo. After months of successful roadtesting behind it, “Throw It” is primed for continued success on the club circuit.
Before pairing for “Throw It,” YehMe2 and Wuki have been spending their days packing their schedules with heavy touring and studio time. They were both recruited by Party Favor to remix Layers in late August, and both have been undertaking extensive runs across the country. YehMe2 and A-trak also paired for a brand new tune that they’ve been teasing through the summer
Collaborating with hot-shot newcomer Megatone, Flosstradamus delivers us another club anthem with “Bounce Back.” Out now on Ultra Music, the two producers look to shake things up with an ultra-bouncy DJ tool that aims to get any party started. Flosstradamus & Megatone – Bounce Back Sharp drum claps and bassy grooves highlight that instantly recognizable
After working with A$AP Ferg on ‘REDLIGHT,’ Colluding with Lil Jon, Shaq on ‘Bang,’ and linking with ZHU on “Man’s First Inhibition” – 2019 is nowhere close to ending for NGHTMRE. Arriving at Ultra Records is the epic new collaborative single ‘Bruises’ from NGHTMRE and Grabbitz. NGHTMRE & Grabbitz – Bruises The two prove to be a strong musical match for each other. Delivering
NGHTMRE is making headlines once more with the arrival of his highly-anticipated collaboration with ZHU. “Man’s First Inhibition” brings two goliaths in dance music that manage to fuse their sounds so perfectly. The sound design brought to the table from NGHTMRE delivers a perfect soundset to ZHU’s mystique vocal work. The impact of this track
Coming off her Lollapalooza performance and gaming activation with fellow pro-gamer, Ninja, CRAY continues her hot streak with brand new music. “idontwannatalkaboutlove” the first taste of an upcoming EP CRAY has been working on which will be released on Ultra Records , the title of which is to-be-announced. It’s a stripped-back, pop-leaning electro feeler that presents an air of empowerment amid the mystic, yet somber harmonies, driving synths and authentic lyrics.
CRAY passed along a quote about her new track in a press release:
“The title says it all. I don’t want to talk about love. I wrote this song sharing my frustrations with how I felt my story or my music was being overshadowed by my love life. So many people would tell me any relationship I’m in was ‘goals’ or perfect, but it was really nothing like that on the inside.
Everything looks pretty from afar. I feel like in our society it’s so easy to get caught up on needing to find love and it to be a huge portion of your life. But finding who you are, and being passionate about what you want to do, is so much more important. Stay true to yourself and do not let anything or anyone overshadow who you are.
The artist is wrapping up a North American run, with remaining dates including stops in Portland, Las Vegas, and Tuscon. She’ll likely be picking up again not long following the EP release.
In an unlikely but welcome combination of forces, Steve Aoki has teamed up with MAKJ and Showtek for new release “Rave,” featuring London-based vocalist Kris Kiss.
The track’s drop is the ultimate blend of Showtek’s resounding big room energy that’s known to draw massive numbers on the festival front, while MAKJ and Aoki’s influences are apparent with the kicking crossover melody. Featured vocalist Kris Kiss serves up the track’s terse call to action: “We’re here to fucking rave.”
“…Super fun, super rowdy, this record is for our community, our world,” Aoki says of his intention for the track. “It’s for us all to let loose, go crazy and rave. I’ve wanted to make a song like this for a while and it made the most sense with Showtek and MAKJ and the vocal stylings from Kris Kiss.”
The producers have released the official music video for the release alongside “Rave,” which can be found on Ultra Music‘s YouTube.
Adventure Club and Crankdat crafted a melodic chillstep concoction with heavy undertones in their collaborative “Next Life,” which additionally features Krewella. The tune is now available through Ultra Music. With Krewella’s signature soaring vocals, this track unearths a combination of artistry that’s new, yet familiar. Back in 2012, Adventure Club and Krewella released a dubstep mainstay “Rise & Fall,” gracing heavy bass fans with a more celestial version of the intense riddim scene.
Leighton James of Adventure Club said in a press release, “We’ve been huge fans of Crankdat, it’s really dope that we were finally able to link up and make this happen.There was something about the way the track was shaping up, that it just felt like the perfect time and track to have some of our oldest and dearest friends Krewella hop on and really complete the song.”
The Adventure Club duo are currently on their Death or Glory tour with support from some of bass music’s yearning talent such as Wooli, Riot Ten, ARMNHMR, Dirt Monkey, and more.
In disclosing his new release, Grabbitz openly and honestly told fans what to expect from “Polaroid.” “One time I got my heart broken. It was removed, thrown to the floor, kicked, pissed on, doused in gas and then lit on fire. Anyways, I wrote song about how I’m over it.”
When “Polaroid” arrived on Jan. 25, the Buffalo native gave his already emotive single the video treatment, burning polaroids of his ex and setting old memories ablaze. The visuals bring the heartfelt song to life, portraying the raw emotions that come with heartbreak and the end of a relationship.
Grabbitz’s use of spoken word in the introduction set the tone for the song and accompanying video: “Last night I burned a polaroid of you, not because I want you dead, but because I really love you.” What follows is a melting pot of genres as Grabbitz effortlessly drifts between hip-hop, pop, and alternative territory. He continues to demonstrate his easygoing versatility with each new release, leaving fans wondering what each new song will bring.
Sofi Tukker is cruising full steam ahead in 2019, coming off a recent Grammy nomination to release a brand new single “Mi Rumba” alongside fellow Grammy-nominated producer ZHU. The NY-based duo was nominated for best Dance/Electronic Album with their debut album “Treehouse,” which is their second nomination following their viral 2017 hit “Drinkee.” By the sound of it, “Mi Rumba” is looking to be another notable masterpiece in both parties’ repertoires.
Released on Ultra Music, “Mi Rumba” contains a sound that perfectly evokes the what the title implies, utilizing house to get any party started. Both production styles can be heard here, with ZHU’s signature melodic synths providing the perfect backbone for some rhythmic Tukker vocals. ZHU’s full RINGO’s DESERTalbum is out now, and Sofi Tukker will kick off their 2019 world tour at C3 Stage Mexico. Tickets and more info can be found here.