SNBRN and Lucati release cool house heater, ‘DMs’

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SNBRN and Lucati release cool house heater, ‘DMs’SNBRN Press Image

SNBRN has teamed up with Lucati and vocalist 1993 on their new house cooler, “DMs,” released via Ultra Records. The track summarizes the important messages sent through social media direct messaging, or DMs as colloquially known. With a groovy bassline driving the sound, 1993’s voice swims alongside the walking low end melody as the house percussion completes the exoskeleton of the project. A surprise whistle playfully interrupts for a well-rounded house heater.

Hailing from Los Angeles, SNBRN is known for his catchy deep house sound. His originals such as “Raindrops” and “Gangsta Walk” with Nate Dogg alongside infectious remixes that include Bebe Rexha‘s “I Got You” are a testament to his delicate technique and playful narrative development. “DMs” looks to follow that trend, supplementing the artists deep house repertoire.

Boris Brejcha shares ‘Never Look Back,’ from upcoming Ultra album [Stream + Watch]

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Boris Brejcha shares ‘Never Look Back,’ from upcoming Ultra album [Stream + Watch]Boris Brejcha 01 Credit Florian Schmitt 1

German joker-masked king of High Tech Minimal, Boris Brejcha has unfurled another fragment, “Never Look Back” from his debut album due in January on Ultra Records.

A recent staple in Brejcha’s 100% originally soundtracked sets, “Never Look Back” imbues the FCKNG SERIOUS label boss’s penchant for bleeding the boundaries of striking techno, progressive house, and trance. His inspiriting, melodic earmark assumes the driver’s seat, yet again, alongside one of his cornerstone pitched-down vocal cuts. The production is nothing short of cosmic.

Having just wrapped up his first US tour and another successful branded soiree at Amsterdam Dance Event, Brejcha continues to permeate his unparalleled sound design to pandemic proportions. In addition to erecting his own music label just a few years ago, Brejcha made his Cercle debut this year at the Grand Palais, which has garnered over seven million streams on YouTube alone. Those who haven’t heard the news about the one-man High Tech Minimal army taking the global club front for ransom would do best to briskly familiarize themselves.

Photo Credit: Florian Schmitt

CRAY embodies dark pop on ‘seasons change and so do i’ EP

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CRAY embodies dark pop on ‘seasons change and so do i’ EPCRAY At Hard Summer Credit Her FB

CRAY has released a seven-track EP, seasons change and so do i, trading in her DJ gear to express her indie-pop side. The personal extended play is about her evolution as an artist while turning heartbreak into self love. The Twitch gamer and producer took a big step this year, signing to Ultra Records, where this project is signed. This signing helped her work with producers Dan Whittemore, Naderi, Alex Mendoza, and Cameron Hale to bring her darkened pop vision to life, joining her on her new sonic direction.

“This EP was written over a year and half period,” CRAY said of the project in a press release. “The first half of the EP was written when I was in a relationship and was struggling with being okay and happy and the end half I wrote when the relationship ended. It’s very much like a diary and that’s why the artwork is hand made and the songs have dates next to them to explain the journey of when I wrote them.” 

She adds, “This EP is almost a story of falling out of love with someone and back into love with yourself. It’s angry, sad, hopeful and powerful. My inspiration for this is directly from my experiences and my writing, each song is personal and true to me and the writing process was emotional for me but very therapeutic as well.”

CRAY is continuing to tour and play festivals in addition to intimate seasons change and so do i showcases in Los Angeles and New York City.

Photo credit: CRAY Facebook

Black Coffee and Usher link for a must-listen R&B afrobeat hybrid, ‘LaLaLa’ [Stream]

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Black Coffee and Usher link for a must-listen R&B afrobeat hybrid, ‘LaLaLa’ [Stream]Usher Coffee

Black Coffee throws scerene drums and melody at 2000’s R&B chart dominator Usher, in an infectious new after hours groove titled, “LaLaLa,” landing on Ultra Records. This is the first single from the South African producer since his 2018 track “Wish You Were Here,” and similarly Usher’s first offering of 2019.

“La La La,” carried by plucks and twirling air, is guided nicely towards a familiar, soothing pop-inspired backdrop. Then, joined with a vibrant afrobeat appeal, the track comes together to make for a sensual dance between voice and rhythm. Swinging percussion elements accent the track’s crooning vocals as the chemistry seems effortless between Usher and Coffee.

Usher’s last effort came last year on a joint album alongside Zaytoven, A. In that time, Black Coffee collaborated with David Guetta, Drake, and Alicia Keys, as he continued cementing his undoubtable legacy as one of Red Bull Music Academy‘s proudest exports.

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4B – Told You

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4B is back on Ultra Records with a heavy-hitting single that serves as a battle cry for his forthcoming “Explosive” EP. A blend of hardstyle and trap, “Told You” is not for the feint of heart or the mellow-minded. This track is a sonic assault. Led by a percussion-heavy build and a driving bassline that stabs and serrates your ear drums, the 26-year-old producer has primed his party-ready and hard-hitting style with “Told You.”

If the rest of his EP is as “Explosive” as the name suggests then “Told You” is the fuse for a megaton bomb of bass.

Adventure Club enlist Said The Sky for atmospheric new offering, ‘Already Know’

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Adventure Club enlist Said The Sky for atmospheric new offering, ‘Already Know’Adventure Club

Since their ascension through the electronic ranks amid the US dubstep craze of the early 2010s, Adventure Club have maintained a fierce foothold at the helm of dance music’s consciousness.

Now the duo has aligned themselves with aural counterpart and one of the scene’s synergistic and new talents, Said The Sky, for their new collaborative track, “Already Know,” out on Ultra Records. In the few short years of his release tenure, the producer/multi-instrumentalist has rendezvoused with some of the most eminent like-minded melodic bass purveyors around, including Seven Lions, Illenium, and SLANDER.

“Already Know” exudes the equally delicate and robust nature of Adventure Club and Said The Sky’s melodic bass methods. The static-laden, atmospheric allure of the reverb-friendly production melds mellifluously with the romantic euphoria inherent in Carly Bevier’s vocal contribution. The release is another momentous notch in its esteemed creators’ veteran and nascent respective catalogs.

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

Exclusive: Deorro commissions Hektor Mass for ‘Shake That Bottle’

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Exclusive: Deorro commissions Hektor Mass for ‘Shake That Bottle’Deorro

Tomorrow, Deorro officially returns to Ultra Records for another release on the storied label housing. But listeners can hear the effervescent offering today exclusively through Dancing Astronaut.

“Shake That Bottle” follows in the footsteps of the Mexican-American dance floor deity’s previous Ultra efforts, including the pensive, emotionally charged “Obvious,” the nostalgia and vocal chop-laden “All This Time,” as well as his ravenously streamed, pulsing recent electro track with Danny Avila, “Keep It Goin’.” This latest Ultra-approved endeavor, bolstered by Barcelona-bred Hektor Mass, proves a simmering showing of the longtime Spinnin’ mainstay’s affinity for bouyant basslines, with a hint of Melbourne bounce for good measure. “Shake That Bottle” is set to arrive just in time to score the remainder of this festival season’s ill-behaved and well-attended outdoor affronts.

The “Five Hours” producer is currently on tour through North America, making stops along both the US and Mexican club/festival fronts until mid-November. Tickets and dates available here.

CRAY releases ‘idontwannatalkaboutlove’—the first taste from her upcoming EP via Ultra Music

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CRAY releases ‘idontwannatalkaboutlove’—the first taste from her upcoming EP via Ultra MusicCRAY At Hard Summer Credit Her FB

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.

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Sad Money – Le Freek

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Get your freek on. LA-based newcomer, Sad Money, makes his solo debut on Ultra Records with the down and dirty house record “Le Freek.” Freshness abounds on this party track. This one is club cut through and through — Sad Money builds a muscle-y house jam that delivers minimal tech grooves and after-hours creds. Gritty, urban, and effortlessly cool. it may be his first time on the circuit, but his sound and style is quintessentially Los Angeles.

Deorro releases ‘All This Time’ ahead of global summer tour

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Deorro releases ‘All This Time’ ahead of global summer tourPress Pic Deorro 1 C Alei Papaleopoulos

Nostalgia is the name of the game in 2019 and Deorro tugs at those familiar heart strings on his latest “All this Time.” The dynamic producer delivers a breezy sunshine anthem that feels perfectly at home playing on the boulevards of South Beach, Miami. “All This Time” is definitely a departure from his usual bounce-y sound, it’s gently progressive melodies and anthemic top line pulls you back to balmy summers past. A track from simpler times, when a soaring vocal hook and big progressive synths would send goosebumps down your spine. “All This Time” is a windows down, sing-a-long switch up for the Mex-American talent, but it is a welcome one — and a sign of his production finesse no matter what genre he takes on.

“I was in a nostalgic 2009 mood, and I really wanted to make something progressive, and at the same time I received the vocals for all this time, and they both fit together really well. It was an in the moment kind of thing, and I was really happy with how it was sounding as I was producing it. I really hope people like it and stay tuned for some behind the scenes videos of me making it because I actually recorded a lot of it and live streamed when I came up with the lead. Thank you! Enjoy.” – Deorro

Out now on Ultra Records.

Catch Deorro on tour throughout the summer.

Deorro releases ‘All This Time’ ahead of global summer tourWorld Tour Deorro 2019