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‘When The Lights Go Down’ This Week’s New Music Helps You ‘Shine On’ | Fresh Music Friday

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Paul Oakenfold – ‘Shine On’

“I feel incredibly lucky to be in a position where I’m able to work with this caliber of vocalists and producers; from legends like Benny Benassi to Eve to Cee Lo Green and Aloe Blacc. ‘Shine On’ has been a labor of love for me over the past two years, and a new album is just as exciting for me now, three decades plus into my career, as it was for me at the start.”

Paul Oakenfold

Talla 2XLC & Rinaly – ‘Mirage’

Talla 2XLC unites his creative forces with Japanese Rinaly for the ultimate trance anthem, ‘Mirage’ on That’s Trance. Composed by the bible of trance with thumping beats, pulsating and driving basslines, tough metallic kicks, acid layers, plenty of sweet, emotional, yet carefree melodies and ghostly trance vocals. The atmospheric breakdown comes quite early with a super strong dramatic main synthy hook and an infectious emotional climax.

Roger Shah x Sian Evans – ‘Hide U (Jerome Isma-Ae 2022 Remix)’

Complementing the recent renditions of Tinlicker and AVIRA, German Progressive champ Jerome Isma-Ae unleashes his distinguished production aesthetic onto Roger Shah and Sian Evans’ incredible 2011 single, ‘Hide U’. Packed with drive, suspense and vocal-infused nostalgia dating back two decades, this remix is set to thrive in a peak-time club environment.

Daniel Kandi x Parnassvs – ‘Diversion’

Daniel Kandi and Parnassvs’Diversion’ is a perfect mix of heavy hitting and melodic trance; upholding many of the core sensibilities found in the Always Alive back catalogue. The cut opens with a rip roaring energy before stripping back to a melodic-driven break that’s drenched in euphoria, proving its worth for both main-stage and at-home listening. Following an expertly crafted build, the track drops into full anthemic mode, led by its hypnotic synth lead and tenacious kick. Intoxicating from start to finish the pair have achieved the seemingly impossible; composing a trance hit that harmoniously champions their respective sounds, whilst staying true to the roots of the genre.

A State Of Trance Selections 003 [HamzeH – ‘Venture’ // Eugenio Tokarev x Shedona – ‘Sunlight’]

Showcasing a set of two undeniably epic bangers, the third installment of the ‘A State Of Trance Selections’ series brings to light the exceptional qualities of some of Trance’s most exciting talents. Comprising ‘Venture’ and ‘Sunlight’ from respectively HamzeH and Eugenio Tokarev and Shedona, this dual offering is set to make the crowd ecstatic.

DVBBS x Galantis – ‘When The Lights Go Down (feat. Cody Simpson)’

“We’ve shared stages all around the world with legends Galantis over the last decade and couldn’t be happier to now share this record together. We’ve also watched Cody Simpson grow into the amazing artist he is. He performed a record with us years ago at Ultra Music Festival that never came out. So, we had to finish the story right, and that’s ‘When The Lights Go Down’.”


David Forbes – ‘Delirio’

Making the crowd go from mild to wild in mere seconds, David Forbes’ Delirio’ instantly pushes clubbers to the brink of insanity. From the rowdy synth salvos to the unrelenting bass to the energized melodies in the suspenseful breakdown, this banger will prove a more than worthy addition to its creator’s already slamming discography. 

Scorz x Mokita – ‘Scared Of Us’

Emanating heartfelt emotion from the off, ‘Scared Of Us’ instantly pulls listeners in with its delicate sound set. From the touching lyrics narrated by Mokita’s unblemished vocal tones to the soft-hearted production of Scorz, this record will undoubtedly strike a chord in listeners worldwide.

22Bullets x Fedde Le Grande – ‘Wouldn’t Be Me (feat. JAMIE)’

K-pop star JAMIE collaborates with talented DJ/Producer 22Bullets and Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand for the latest collaboration ‘Wouldn’t Be Me’ today on all digital platforms via Whet Records and Spinnin’ Records. For this latest single, the globally recognized singer-songwriter stays true to herself and stands by it confidently.

KARMACODA – ‘Feels (Extrawelt Remix)’

The luminescent remix for ‘Feels’ takes the core concept and strips it down before adding layer upon layer of basslines and synths. Extrawelt create a dance-inducing war cry from KARMCODA’s original single as static elements provide their own form of harshness against Jessica’s smooth vocals. Forget dusky hues and rose coloured glasses, we’re venturing into the deep of the night and taking Extrawelt’s remix of ‘Feels’ along for the ride.


“The UNSOUND EP is a bit of a preface for my upcoming album. I have been working on lots of new music throughout the year and these are some of my favorite collaborations I’ve done! I think the EP has a perfect balance of heavy, festival-ready tunes, as well as some more easy listening melodic. Everyone who worked on this EP is incredibly talented and I think deserves more recognition for their work. I hope this EP brings to light some of the amazing under-appreciated artists who helped write this music.” 


Brando x Andrelli x AVIAN GRAYS – ‘Party’s Over’

Adding summer feel and disco shine to Brando’s original song, this rendition of ‘Party’s Over’ gives any club night a second wind. Now a collaborative effort between Brando, Andrelli and AVIAN GRAYS, this track can make all the difference on worldwide dance floors.

Showtek x VÉRITÉ – ‘Pour It Down’

Renowned DJ/production duo Showtek are back on the release radar with their first sonic  endeavor of 2022, ‘Pour It Down’. A piano is introduced into the space, quickly followed by VÉRITÉ’s flowing, melodious vocals. Flawlessly executed, her mellifluous performance is paired perfectly alongside the house music elements present throughout the entirety of its runtime. The sprightly rinser audibly boasts piano house sensibilities, a certified feelgood gem that’s primed for festivals and club nights the world over. The anthemic, soaring quality in her vocal also ties the single and its four-on-the-floor flair together in the best possible way, in turn producing an enthralling piece of work that leans into the house music genre magnificently, and also serves as an excellent party opus to kick off the new year.

Tensnake – ‘Call Me (Tensnake Noir Mix)’

Nodding to his upcoming ‘L.A. Noir’ album, Tensnake issue this incredibly infectious Noir Mix of ‘Call Me’ featuring HËXÉ. With disco feel and dance floor energy in spades, this fresh version is set to be the star of the gamut of groovalicious nighttime parties.

DVRKO – ‘Undone’

“It’s been a goal of mine to create a beautiful piece of work to really show people what DVRKO is all about, this was initially supposed to be an EP (5 songs) and as I fell into months of creation it birthed itself into a full length album. I created the album [‘Undone’] at my home studio on loads of modular and vintage synths. Had the opportunity to work with some amazing vocalists, Rama Duke, RUNN, Tyler Graves and SIRAH. Ultimately I did what felt good and honest to me, feel good house records for the exception of the hard hitting ‘Talk That Shit’ with SIRAH which is prob one of my favs from the body of work. Coming back from performing at EDC I was so inspired it just came naturally. I’ve been working really hard building modular synths and sound design.”


Leony – ‘Remedy’

After her worldwide hit ‘Faded Love’, an equally strong follow up by the female singer Leony is now waiting in the wings, which goes by the name of ‘Remedy’. She has been inspired by the currently popular 80s sound and sees this as a new challenge for herself. The song is about how a certain person can sometimes bring you back from a low, as if they were the remedy.

Noizu x Disciples x MOYA – ‘Catch My Love’

Hitmakers Noizu, Disciples and singer/songwriter MOYA have unveiled the official video for their latest smash ‘Catch My Love’. Directed by Jarop, the high energy visual draws influence from retro music videos and follows three talented young friends, as they spread the joy of music wherever they go.

*Featured image via Paul Oakenfold, DVBBS, Galantis, and Jerome Isma-Ae*

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