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Be A “Boss” And “Show Me” All The Hot New Music | Fresh Music Friday

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Above & Beyond – “I Saw Good”

Above & Beyond pull back the curtain on their long-awaited instrumental, “I Saw Good“, which was featured on their recent Anjunabeats Volume 15 compilation. This track has been tucked away in A&B’s studio vault since its debut at Group Therapy 350 in Prague last October and the boys gave it a final lick of polish during the lockdown. This release is a breath of fresh air and needs to be on your end of summer playlist!

Paul van Dyk – “Guiding Light”

Trance icon Paul van Dyk released the tenth studio album of his illustrious career, “Guiding Light“, a fourteen-track LP out today on his label VANDIT Records. Paul initially planned to release Guiding Light in early summer, followed by a world tour. He ended up shelving the project right as the pandemic hit and decided to wait to release the album until we can all be back on the dance floors. He says, “The circumstances in which we danced so far this year have been different, but crucially we never stopped dancing. ‘Guiding Light’s message was always about showing us a way through and I don’t believe there’ll ever be a greater need for that than now. The album’s singles have shown their power to spiritually uplift – as much off the floors as on, so it’s time to let the rest of its music to do the same.” The album was worth the wait and I can’t wait to experience the new tracks in person soon!

Ben Böhmer – “Phases EP”

Berlin-based producer and live artist Ben Böhmer returns to Anjunadeep with his newest EP “Phases”. The title track is a highly sought after ID throughout Böhmer’s sets over the past 12 months. It sees him team up with Anjuna mainstay Spencer Brown for their second collaborative production. The EP follows with a pair of certified dance floor moments, “Motherboard” adrift with vocal loops and driving bass, and “Zeit & Raum” a staccato brass-laden number. Monday, August 31st, Cercle teams up with Ben Böhmer for an exceptional show aboard a hot air balloon that will fly over Cappadocia in Turkey, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This live set will take place at sunrise.  If the technical and meteorological conditions are met, this show without an audience will be broadcasted live on Cercle at 5 a.m. UTC + 2 (Paris time).  


Live techno act KOMFORTRAUSCHEN releases their new single “Nemo”. All three members of  KOMFORTRAUSCHEN have spent the better part of ten years as professional musicians, skillfully converting their mechanical energy into unrestrained, hedonistic techno. With the new release, they measure their soundscapes with precision, ensuring each note that reaches the listener’s ears is carefully thought out and placed. The impenitent trio allows the sound to create driving energy in the room, perfect for any hedonistic environment. The band creates analog techno music with traditional instruments, filtered through an impressive array of pedals and effects and resulting in an unparalleled sound that leaves the listener breathless.

Steve Brian – “Damage to Each Other”

Progressive house and trance producer Steve Brian has been working on something very personal, with a new baby on the way, Brian decided to express his most profound life moments into a musical masterpiece. Damage Each Other is the first single off this upcoming album, giving us a taste of what to expect for the future releases. The song starts off with Danni Boyler’s heartfelt vocals. As she expresses her feelings about a damaging relationship, her voice gradually becomes more powerful as she realizes the need to let go of toxic behavior. The song mirrors Boyler’s compelling energy in the drop, creating a break-free atmosphere accentuated by Brian’s uplifting and euphoric sounds.

Capozzi – “Boss”

Hailing from Los Angeles, the hotly tipped house producer Capozzi has been building up quite the buzz for herself since debuting the project back in 2019. Her four-track EP “Boss” is a funky house music gem! She handles business on the title track, bolstering a self-assertive vocal loop with a chirpy lead and shuffling drums. The latter half of the package closes out on the collab tip, with Qlank making an appearance on the distorted, chunky number. This EP has a little something for everyone and will surely be a new fan favorite! 

Groove Armada – “Love 4 Now”

After a ten year spell back in the house underground, Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have finally unveiled the details of a fully-fledged new Groove Armada LP.  The eleven-track “Edge Of The Horizon” will be released in October but the first single “Lovers 4 Now” is out now. This new release is a summer anthem of positivity, love, and togetherness, Todd’s signature vocals shimmer above a straight-ahead italo-disco groove.

Affair – “Clouds”

After nearly a decade spent dormant, synth wave outfit Affair release their long-awaited debut EP “Clouds” next month. The first single off the EP “Higher Still” is sparkling with euphoric ambition and reinstating the band’s complex and daring aesthetic.

Gilligan Moss – “Ultraparadiso”

Gilligan Moss is a two-piece electronic project led by Ben Cronin & Evan Dorfman. The two met at a preschool in Chicago and went to summer camp together during their summers. They now live a few blocks from each other in Brooklyn. Their newest single “Ultraparadiso” is an uplifting electro-pop and atmospheric wonder!

DSV Audio – “Rebirth Compilation”

UK based label DSV Audio prepares for a thoughtful new phase with the debut of their Rebirth compilation. Featuring a collection of the finest dubstep and bass music that the scene has to offer, the Rebirth compilation showcases artists of all magnitudes. Each record from the compilation offers a distinctive soundscape while forming a cohesive unit. Rebirth showcases twelve tracks from various artists of all proportions including some returning names to the label. Each subsequent track on the compilation offers it’s own refreshing soundscape while forming continuity for the whole project.

Jessica Audiffred x Walshy Fire – “Stupid Love”

Jessica Audiffred and Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire bring us Stupid Love” featuring Nia V, a stirring combination of stylish production skills and classic songwriting. This release shows all three artists putting their own mark on this modern bass banger. 

SQWAD- “Never Stop”

Electronic music duo SQWAD release their latest creation “Never Stop. The French pair delivers the heat on a slick bass house cut!

SLANDER – “Blood on Me”

SVDDEN DEATH and SLANDER are ready to unveil “Blood on Me,” the first-ever collaboration to have crystallized between these two formidable forces. “Blood On Me” finds the perfect middle ground between their respective tried-and-true sounds, while still managing to traverse uncharted territories. An enchanting flute melody lures in the listener, whilst a riveting vocal delivery burns with immense conviction before war is waged. The tension piles up as ethereal pads, pounding drumlines and triplet acid warbles charge the battleground leading into the bloodshed that lies ahead. Once the song succumbs to the pressure, a fight for the ages takes place that plays out like an otherworldly clash between two of bass music’s most in-demand titans.

Habstrakt – “Show Me”

Habstrakt is looping back around with the official “Show Me” Remix EP on Insomniac Records. The French house sensation returns to the fold with a stacked lineup of remixers, who show up to toss some more fuel to the fire. Habstrakt sets the mood with the lead offering, as he serves up a barreling VIP that takes the high-octane cut to a new, deeper level. It’s a well-rounded remix EP that, save for an incredible dubstep reimagining, sees some of the hottest names showing us their own slant on house. He amazingly recruits a wide array of like-minded remixers that pull the track into their own distinct directions!

Nostalgix – “Be Myself”

Nostalgix and Rose Motion have brought their unique soundscapes together to produce By Myself”. This release brings us back to those distant dancefloor memories, capturing us with hypnotic beats and a fun bass house flair. The power of the song is translated beautifully through the vocals, expressing the empowerment you feel when truly doing things for yourself.

Kesha & Wrabel – “Since I was Young” (Boiish Remix)

Rising female duo boiish have given Wrabel and Kesha’s pop celebration of self-love and perseverance “since i was young ” the indie-dance remix treatment. boiish’s rework rendition marks the bubbling pair’s first official remix release. Their no-frills approach to constructing mixes of indie-leaning electronic grooves that make people move has kept them busy during quarantine.

Andrea Oliva – “Unison”

Andrea Olivia releases his newest single “Unison”. The Swiss-born house sensation is the second artist to touch the label’s burgeoning catalog, and the groove specialist doesn’t take the honor lightly. His EP is a two-track EP packed with punchy grooves

R3HAB – “Love In The Morning”

Critically acclaimed electronic producer R3HAB, hip hop artist, Thutmose, and Nigeria‘s starboy Rema are thrilled to release their new version of the track “Love In The Morning“. This new release is a fusion of dance music and afrobeat!

Lord Luxury – “Nights Like This”

Designed to set the floor on fire, this remix package of “Nights Like This” introduces a new interpretation for each of the four tracks from Loud Luxury’s recent EP. This four-track selection is set to bring the heat in every kind of dance music environment.

KHIA – “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” (Benzi X BLVD. Remix)

Master remixers Benzi x BLVD.’s rework the early 2000s hit Khia’s “My Neck, My Back”. This release was the ubiquitous raunchy rap hit of 2002, and the pioneering predecessor that paved the way for today’s female empowerment jams. Khia’s refreshed vocals are paired with an increased tempo and a bouncy thumping house beat to create this summer’s surefire bop!

Dark Heart – “I Want Your Body”

Rising US DJ and producer Dark Heart makes his debut with a new single “I Want Your Body” (Feat. Koolkid). Hollywood talent agent turned gifted producer and DJ, Dark Heart has been building his credibility on the scene with his multi-genre skill that has earned support from some of electronic music’s biggest heavyweights. The new single boasts Koolkid’s soul fuelled vocals that soar amongst enchanting melodies and triumphant synth breakdowns making for a crossover dance hit perfect for radio airwaves and DJ sets alike

MIME – “Not In Love”

Talented rising New York-based producer and DJ MIME releases his latest singleNOT IN LOVE”. He joins forces with award-winning, platinum singer/songwriter Jantine. These two know how to create a masterfully crafted, electro-pop dance tune. A continuous flow of energy with its percussive build-up and explosive peaks, this release paints the story of the moment one person realizes that it’s time they go their separate ways.

Manolo. – “Never, Never”

Manolo. releases a deep and exceptionally constructed two-tracker, “Never Never. The title cut is an emotional ride through a stirring female vocal that drifts seamlessly atop lofty chords, a bed of shuffling drums, and a throbbing lead. On the flip, “Show Me” takes on a more tech-driven shape with a darker vibe to round out the release.

Baku – “What You See”

Robert Balotsky, best known as Buku, is a Pittsburgh native musician with a penchant for warped, out-of-this-world bass! Buku accelerates his influence with his newest single “What You See.” He showcases his infatuation with percussion-heavy beats with this latest release. Steeped in a mutated sound design with breakneck transitions and heavy-hitting patchwork synths, this thunderous cut capitalizes on his already-impressive catalog.

Flamingosis – “Wild Summer”

Electronic and future funk producer Flamingosis reveals his latest summer hit “Wild Summer“. The track marks the first in a string of releases embodying Flamingosis’ new sound. This track kicks off with a combination of chillwave notes and smooth vocals, delicately leading into exuberant trumpet sounds that set the tone for the track. Forming a strong rhythmic groove carried throughout the single, it features bold electric guitar riffs and percussion-soaked melodies that transcend from a collection of breezy feel-good beats to a multi-dimensional electronic paradise.

*Featured image | via Above & Beyond, Jessica Audiffred, Steve Brian, and Groove Armada*

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