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‘All That I Can’ Say Is That This Week’s New Tracks Give Me ‘Shivers’ | ICYMI Monday

by Fresh Music Freaks Staff

Craig Connelly – ‘A Sharper Edge’

“I wanted to try a non-traditional approach to this album and I thought a little pre-production mental exercise might give me some insight. So before ‘A Sharper Edge’s day-one, I crunched what seemed important in my life and more and more four words kept popping back. So when I sat down to compose each track, I tried to bring one of the four – Destiny, Energy, Travel or Optimism to my foreground and subsequently channel it into that piece of music. Whilst all the tracks represent a more radio or club focused sound, every one was designed to have its own story – regardless of whether it has lyrics or not. Even the instrumentals were written with the intention of being anchored in a strong human emotion or feeling.”

Craig Connelly

Armin van Buuren x Susana – ‘Shivers (Marsh Remix)’

Pushing Armin van Buuren and Susana’s highly revered classic into the chill regions, British deep and progressive producer Marsh offers up his own reimagination to spoil the global crowd. Featured on Armin van Buuren’s ‘Relaxed’ album, this mellow interpretation is bound to send ‘Shivers’ down your spine for the full duration of the song.

Orjan Nilsen presents DJ Governor – ‘Re-Election’

Resurrecting his DJ Governor moniker to celebrate 15 amazing years as an electronic music tastemaker, Orjan Nilsen reaches into his uplifting mojo again. With rousing melodies and more than enough power to make stadiums quiver, ‘Re-Election’ shows how Orjan Nilsen managed to retain his spot atop the scene for all these years.

Ferry Corsten – ‘Tomorrow’

After releasing his first-ever Ambient album ‘As Above So Below’, Ferry Corsten hit the studio again to come back into Trance with a beautiful new record. ‘Tomorrow’ shows us once again what he’s capable of and touches us with a hint of melancholy in the melody. Get ready for ‘Tomorrow’.

Alpha 9 – ‘All That I Can’

This year is the 20th year of Anjunabeats and we’re thrilled that Artem’s come home to celebrate. Few artists share such a storied history with Anjunabeats than Artem Stolyarov  (aka ARTY, ALPHA 9). With his latest single as ALPHA 9 — ‘All That I Can’ — he embraces 80s nostalgia. 

i_o x Lights – ‘Annihilation’

American electronic artist i_o has launched ‘AM 444’, the third installment of his 444 album series with the release of ‘Annihilation’. Joined by alt-pop artist, Lights this track represents i_o’s production skills on the more melodic and progressive side. 

Militia – ‘Let Me Go’

After 2018’s speaker-smacking ‘Take Me There’, Militia returns with another monumental power surge. With a colossal bassline and a truly anthemic melody, ‘Let Me Go’ breaks free from the chains to roam the world once more.

Farius – ‘Forever / Kechno’

With an eclectic blend of styles, this new EP proves Farius is one of the UK’s most entertaining dance music acts. Opener ‘Forever’ is a euphoric whirlwind of a track with its uplifting, pumping vibe, while on ‘Kechno’ Farius explores a darker, moody sound, mixing progressive and techno elements to create a singular club-focused sound.

Martin Garrix – ‘Higher Ground (ft. John Martin)’

Martin Garrix has treated his fans to the release of a brand-new track ‘Higher Ground’ with John Martin. The bright vocals perfectly complement the overall uplifting sound of the track, proving that the two are still a successful combination. 

Chris Lake – ‘I Remember’

Pioneering house artist Chris Lake returns with a new single ‘I Remember’ released via Black Book Records/Astralwerks. Incendiary and soulful, the track includes a reimagining of the indelible vocal line from the Ralphi Rosario-penned 1987 house classic ‘You Used to Hold Me’. 

Rangleklods – ‘Never Lie’

“‘Never Lie’ is about growing but not growing up. To me it’s the soundtrack to a reckless summer night out and about, ending in a loud and dark nightclub dancing into the sunset. It was born from jamming a guitar riff along to a near forgotten sketch, and three hours later it was a completely new, weirdly uplifting song about being adrift. Working in the studio I’m once again following my musical instincts 100%, and I truly feel more inspired than ever.”

Rangleklods

Nervo x Krewella – ‘Goddess’

Goddess’ is a spellbinding release of strength and female empowerment spearheaded by this collective trio of talents. Commencing with an authentic Indian-inspired riff that nods to Eastern influences, the girls waste no time in injecting attitude and a bad-ass temperament. “I Don’t Stay Put, I Stay Grinding / That’s My Last Name Bitch, No Hyphen” is delivered with concise flair before the delectable layers of vocal chants make up the foundation for the track to soar. Presented as a feminist anthem of vigour, Krewella and NERVO’s production prowess overflows into a defiant, electronic-meets-pop track.

Yves V x Bhaskar – ‘Halfway (ft. Twan Ray)’

Featuring Dutch singer/ songwriter Twan Ray, Yves V and Brazilian producer Bhaskar’s production sets a downtempo foundation for genteel guitar strums and an indie-style take on dance to swell and breathe with finesse. With the promise of meeting you ‘Halfway’ soars high throughout the positive, sunshine-flecked track that boomerangs through spacious, lush beats and sparse takes on house.

ILLENIUM – ‘Ascend (Remixes)’

The platinum-certified Denver-based artist ILLENIUM re-energizes his chart-topping third full-length album, ‘ASCEND’, with 24 remixes by an all-star cast of collaborators and remixers. For the project, he enlisted everyone from Snakehips, Breathe Carolina, Blanke, and Ryan Hemsworth to Tiësto, Travis Barker, 3LAU, Slander, and William Black.

Lady Gaga – ‘Stupid Love (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix)’

Lady Gaga has released ‘Stupid Love (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix)’. Vitaclub is the new project from ‘Chromatica’ producers BloodPop® and BURNS. Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Chromatica’ will be released on May 29 via Interscope Records.

TOKYO MACHINE x Guy Arthur – ‘Get Up’

Cult fan favourite TOKYO MACHINE lands on NCS for a sensational debut, collaborating with Guy Arthur on the explosive new single ‘Get Up’. Immersing their production in a riotous cornucopia of retro gaming sounds, TOKYO MACHINE and Arthur bounce between the saccharine sweet notes of classic 90s Nintendo and the bristling percussion of pumped up Streetfighter-style arcade games. The result is an instant chiptune classic, a track that bounces on its bass line like a jacked up, funk-fuelled lowrider, irreverent, playful and absolutely brimming with confidence.

Armand van Helden x Solardo x Hervé – ‘Power Of Bass’

Dance music legend Armand Van Helden has joined forces with Manchester duo Solardo ​and Cheap Thrills​ label head Hervé ​on new collaborative single ​‘Power Of Bass’​. A soulful club heater underpinned by soaring female vocals and deep, punchy bass, ​‘Power Of Bass’ is a track that possesses all the necessary attributes for causing serious damage on the dancefloor.

The Rolling Stones – ‘Living In A Ghost Town (Alok Remix)’

Brazilian Global Dance superstar Alok delivers a new remix of The Rolling Stones latest single ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ via Polydor Records. A bonafide quarantine anthem, Alok re-works the single ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ with an upbeat melody mixed with Mick Jaggers signature snarling vocals. Noted as the legendary bands first release in eight years, The Rolling Stones continue to excite their global fanbase during lockdown.

Mounika. – ‘Tender Love’

Mounika. returns with a new project on a base he particularly likes, that of electro chill. Discreet by nature and himself surprised by this craze, Mounika. responds to himself by naming this new opus ‘I Need Space’, as a nod to his previous album ‘How Are You’. 

The album’s second single, ‘Tender Love’ is a return to a familiar space for Mounika. The day after the discovery of Ocie Elliott’s track ‘I Got You, Honey’, he offered to re-release it. A few reshaped samples later, which only Mounika knew the secret, ‘Tender Love’ became one of the strongest tracks of the ‘I Need Space’ project.

*Featured image via Alpha 9, Ørjan Nilsen, i_o and Marsh*

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