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We Have New Music So “Wake Up” And “Together” We Can Listen | Fresh Music Friday

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Lane 8 – “Is This Our Earth?”

Anjunadeep star and This Never Happened boss Lane 8 aka Daniel Goldstein lands back on the label with the full release of “Anjunadeep 12” favorite “Is This Our Earth?One of the things I love most about being a parent is rediscovering the world through the eyes of a child. realizing and appreciating the magic all around us, those things that too often fade into the distance in the whirlwind of “normal” life. this song came about in an attempt to capture that curious energy that I find so inspiring,” Lane 8 says.

Guy Mantzur & Khen – “Where Is Home” (RMXS)

John Digweed’s Bedrock Records imprint returns with another exhilarating remix pack. This time around, Utrecht-based talent Kasper Koman and Hamburg’s very own Matthias Meyer have been enlisted for remix duties, reworking Guy Mantzur and Khen’s 2019 hits “My Golden Cage” and”Where Is Home“. These two new tracks on “Where is Home (RMXs)” package give a fresh twist on the originals and transform the materials into dancefloor-ready bangers.

Sqwad & Cloverdale – “Everyday”

SQWAD and Cloverdale find a happy medium between their signature styles on the new collab “Everyday”. The French duo SQWAD syncs up with Canadian sensation Cloverdale on a dancefloor-focused collab not only closes the gap separating the two projects but proceeds to seal it shut as though they were one and the same all along. The finished product is a cut that is so complimentary, it’s almost unfair to label it as just a collab.

Matt Sassari – “House Before It Was Techno”

Matt Sassari debuts on OctopusRecordings with “House Before It Was Techno“. ’Igniting the double-sided cut with the upfront title track Sassari goes all-in from the off, delivering a masterful blend of driving kicks, delicate hi-hats, and exquisitely layered vocal samples to masterful effect. On the flip, the Panterre Musique label boss demonstrates his production versatility with the equally impressive “Grace”, building a trippy array of punchy bass, shuffling rhythms, and soulful vocal samples, to close out another remarkable EP on Octopus Recordings.

Ranger Trucco – “Pretty Girls”

LA-based producer Ranger Trucco returns to the label with his sophomore EPPretty Girls“. The two-tracker features Ranger’s signature vocals, lyrics that you won’t want to get out of your head, and groovy beats that’ll have you wishing you were buying $69 drinks at the club.

Chris Lake & Riva Starr – “Beat Freak” ft lau.ra

Black Book ID’s Chapter 1“, the first in a series of mixtapes from Black Book Records, the label founder Chris Lake. Lake collaborated with Riva Starr and lau.ra on Beat Freak,” the riveting new dancefloor anthem that kicks off Chapter 1.

H300 – “July Heat”

H3000 is the new musical project from Luke Steele (Empire Of The Sun, The Sleepy Jackson) and Jarrad Rogers (Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey), Their debut offering, July Heat,” fixates on one of life’s hardest, ever-present truths. As Steele puts it: Who are you gonna serve? It’s either the devil or the lord, but you gotta serve someone.” Along those lines, this release is complex and variegated, Steele intoning pained poetry over Roger’s glitchy synths and gamer-esque sound design.

Stimming – “Judith Maria”

Stimming releases his first single “Judith Maria” from his upcoming album “Ludwig“. This is Stimming at his best; using all sorts of warped sounds and his signature progressive percussion to create a refined listening experience that’s meticulously produced while also being awash in feeling.

KRANE – “Sessions Vol. 3”

Bay-area-based producer KRANE has unveiled the third volume of his acclaimed series “SESSIONS, Vol 3. The 9-track LP follows the recent release of his album “Getting Better”. The album reflects an eclectic mix of electronic genres, reflective of KRANE’s production prowess. KRANE continues to push boundaries with innovative sounds and multifaceted projects that will further solidify his status as a true artist and creator in the electronic music space.

Motez – “Give Me Space”

Iraqi refugee and Australian-based artist Motez collaborates with The Kite String Tangle for a euphoric electronic record, Give Me Space“. This release makes clever use of house claps, classical piano arpeggios, and fast-paced dance and techno nuances. The release showcases The Kite String Tangle’s enticing vocals, while lyrically the song is about needing time in life to figure things out.

Heckyl – “Preacher”

Fresh pop artist Heckyl, aka the incredibly talented Luke Potter, drops his first track “Preacher“, a super catchy and well-produced release. Talking on the track, he states “‘Preacher’ is about living in the moment and appreciating what you have in life, not chasing the things you don’t need.”

Mazare & Bloodhounds – “Wake Up”

After a breakout 2020, Mazare is making his mark in 2021 with a mammoth collaboration with hard rock outfit Bloodhounds. Seamlessly blending Bloodhounds’ gritty rock instrumentation with his enormous bass production, “Wake Up” is sure to make waves across genre lines.

Saint Lanvain – “Hey You”

The exciting DJ Saint Lanvain drops his latest Deep House masterpiece “Hey You“. Working with his band BLOW, made up of songwriters Quentin Bachelet, Jean Etienne Maillard, and Quentin Guglielmi, this release is truly a collaborative work, with Lanvain at the helm. Carried by a repeated guitar riff over synth chord changes, the vocals and lead bass synth work in harmony to keep the ear of the listener. The female lead completes the call and response in a catchy chorus that has a great drop and builds with backing parts.

Lilly Ahlberg – “Young Forever”

Swedish artist Lilly Ahlberg releases her new single “Young Forever“. This release explores the initial thrills experienced with a love interest as well as holding on to youth. Sun-kissed chords and grooving breakdowns weave amongst Lilly’s rich and soulful vocals, whilst added finishing touches from Sonny Fodera mark “Young Forever” as the ultimate crossover hit.

DJ Xplicit – “Different”

NYC-based DJ/Producer DJ Xplicit is back with another sure-fire heater in the form of “Different” ft. Ameria. Keeping the bouncing bass building, the talented producer keeps listeners on their toes with a fast-paced frenetic soundscape. With Ameria’s vocal piece contributing to the track’s radio-friendly feel and featuring drops that were made for the festival circuit, “Different” is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

deadmau5 – “Nextra”

Earlier this month, deadmau5 releases his first single release for his new house label hau5trap withNextra”. The six-minute-long instrumental with its intricate synth work and precision-guided beats lends itself to those late-night clubbing moments soon to come.

Mako – “Ocelot” (Rat City Remix)

Ahead of his forthcoming “Fable” remix album, set for release in April. Mako gives a sneak peek of what’s to come with a vibrant remix from the Norwegian Grammy-nominated trio Rat City for “Ocelot“. Rat City flips the original into a dreamy dance cut with future bass sensibilities & larger-than-life instrumentals.

Jerro & Panama – “Together”

Rising talent Jerro returns with an exciting debut on the coveted label Future Classic. The Belgian producer has joined forces with multi-faceted singer, songwriter, and producer Panama for ethereal new single Together“. Jerro’s flair for timeless melodic productions effortlessly complements Panama’s keen aptitude for raw and lush lyricism. Meeting at an apex between their two signature sounds, Jerro and Panama come together to deliver an awe-inspiring production that’s filled with palpable emotion.

Daft Punk “Around The World” (Thomas Nan Remix)

Thoms Nan puts his spin on the iconic dance hit “Around The World” from Daft Punk. With the recent announcement of their retirement, they dominated all headlines worldwide. As a big fan of these pioneers, Thomas decided to tribute them. Thomas puts a 2021 sauce on the “Around The World” classic hit from 1997 with his funky house elements. We can totally see this track dominate the mainstages of festivals this summer.

SQU4RE – “ISO”

Parma-born producer Diego Bocchi aka SQU4RE releases ISO“. Kicking things off at a frenetic pace, the track slows in tempo during the mid-part, before crackling into life again with an explosive drop as SQU4RE delivers those earth-shaking rhythms!

Butch – “Testarossa”

Germany-based Turkish producer Butch becomes the next artist to join the fledgling MDLBEAST Records with his new track “Testarossa“, bringing underground vibes to the Saudi label. Opening with tech-house-inspired minimal percussion, Butch artistically ups the ante by weaving in moody synths and increasingly progressive basslines. The result is a dark but euphonious and dance-worthy tune that also represents a cultural connection between Butch’s own heritage and MDLBEAST’s mission to expose the talent of the Middle East region, burgeoning a new era of discovery for that part of the world.

Featured image | via Lane 8, Lilly Ahlberg, DJ Xplicit, and Butch*

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