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‘Feel Alive’ And Put This Week’s New Music ‘On Repeat’ | ICYMI Monday

by Fresh Music Freaks Staff

Armin van Buuren – ‘Feel Something (feat. Duncan Laurence)’ 

Emerging with another super-infectious single, Armin van Buuren teams up with Eurovision Song Contest 2019 sensation Duncan Laurence for a record that ticks the boxes of every dance music lover out there. Reflecting on the pain of heartbreak on a backdrop of gritty beats and touches of synth pop, ‘Feel Something’ is bound to resonate strongly with all who listen.

Andrew Rayel – ‘Everything Everything (Cosmic Gate Remix)’

Crossing over into the melodic techno space whilst keeping the trance vibe alive, electronic music legends Cosmic Gate opt for a hybrid floor-thriller on remix duty for Andrew Rayel and Sebastiana Olivianelli. With fluttering synths, deep vibes, surging drops and mystic vocals that keep piling on the suspense, this highly anthemic remix of ‘Everything Everything’ is sure to thrill crowds from both realms.

Super8 & Tab – ‘Hurricane Love (feat. Colin Smith)’

Symbolizing the tempestuous nature of passion and devotion, Super8 & Tab’s Hurricane Love’ is the kind of record that sweeps listeners off their feet in no time. From Colin Smith’s soaring vocals to the high-impact synth blasts and signature bass roars, this record is bound to leave its mark on today’s music world.

Heatbeat – ‘Feel Alive’

Making his hotly anticipated return to the label, Heatbeat drops a full-force banger onto Who’s Afraid Of 138?! in his signature style. Easily one of the most impactful and energetic cuts from the Argentinean titan, ‘Feel Alive’ is a highly melodic mammoth intent on wrecking any stage twenty times over.

Trance Wax – ‘Trance Wax’

Anjunabeats is pleased to release the debut artist album from Trance Wax, an alias of Belfast’s Garry McCartney, also known as Ejeca. After cultivating a relationship with the powerhouse label, Anjunabeats — Garry’s creative urge to explore the ‘Trance Wax’ influences more fully was nurtured. An album deal was inked. The result is a stirring, self-titled LP debut from Trance Wax featuring 14 original compositions. The album is a celebration of communal euphoria and a love-letter to the golden age of trance — arguably European dance music’s most fertile period — through the eyes of a modern production star at the top of his game.

Lyke – ‘AROSE’

“‘Arose’ is my first single where my voice is a supporting element of the song. I made it in Bergamo just after the lockdown and I remember it all being a bit unreal. It changed everything, but I think that the single best expresses the hope I had and wanted to share with the world in that moment. The sound for me was very natural to pull out, and I didn’t want to limit myself during the creative process of the song. I thank Armada for having faith in this project and for the chance to get this single out together.”


ZHU – ‘I Admit It (feat. 24kGoldn)’

ZHU explores an eerie, enticing sonic landscape with characteristic cool, flitting from the ethereal to the visceral, on his new single, ‘I Admit It’ featuring 24kGoldn, who contributes a scintillating verse.

VNCCII – ‘I Came I Saw I Conquered’

Sydney-based futuristic artist, VNCCII returns with her bass-heavy single ‘I Came I Saw I Conquered’ released today alongside gaming-style visuals, out via AWAL. The track opens with iconic trumpets and a brass ensemble heralding in a call to arms and quickly accelerates into a relentless engine-induced roaring bass drop with bass sound design that awakens the senses. We are then stimulated with a raunchy electric guitar solo and then hurled into choppy Neuro Bass sequences before ascending into a euphoric drum and bass synth drop finale.

Gorgon City x EVAN GIIA – ‘Burning (Snakehips Remix)’

House music heavyweights Gorgon City have recently released their latest single ‘Burning’ featuring vocals from rising Brooklyn based singer EVAN GIIA. They now add to the remix package inviting fellow DJ producer duo Snakehips to present their inimitable take on the release.

Steve James – ‘Trouble (feat. Not Famous)’

Trouble’ is an intimate single off of Steve James’ forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Bipolar’, and shares lyrics of broken emotions through Not Famous’ indie pop songwriting and Steve James dynamic house production and catchy bassline.

Mike Mago – ‘On Repeat’

Dutch DJ and producer Mike Mago has releases his new EP, ‘On Repeat’, an infectious collection of intricately arranged dance tracks via Astralwerks. ‘On Repeat’ is a typically irresistible release for Mago, who’s built a career treading the line between underground dance sounds and pop’s sugary bliss.

Lazer Owl – ‘Set Fire To The Night’

“This [‘Set Fire To The Night’] is a collection of songs to get you back into the groove in 3 moves: first the dance beats will have you shaking, then the mellow ones will have you gently melting, and finally the darker tunes will wake you up again and send some electricity your way.”

Lazer Owl

Saint Mars – ‘Ocean Blues (Juche Remix)’

Taking Saint Mars’ original heartfelt track and expanding upon it with layers of synths, cascading electronic elements and a fast bassline, Juche revolutionises ‘Ocean Blues’, turning it into a dance floor-ready track that would be welcomed alongside the underground stylings of Øfdream, CHVRN and Skeler. Slightly speeding up the vocals, the enigmatic producer has managed to take Tryzdin’s youthful exuberance and translated that energy into the perfect single to carry you into a night of mindless dancing and freedom. Juche’s signature style of small revolutionary embellishments mark the remix, adding a complex flavour to the sound.

Mahalo x Imanos – ‘Aftertaste’

Aftertaste’ is the explosive new single from LA producer Mahalo and Brooklyn-based artist Imanos. Accompanied by Irish singer Joe Cleere, the two dance music artists bring their fans a taste of what they have been working on during quarantine. This pop-leaning single showcases both of their individual styles.

Paul Oakenfold x Eve x Baby E – ‘What’s Your Love Like’

Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold has joined forces with Eve and Baby E for new single, ‘What’s Your Love Like’. A collision of worlds and genres — Eve’s instantly recognizable vocals kick off the track, with Baby E’s adlibs echoing in the background. It’s an immaculate combination of catchy pop toplines, with a dance bassline and Oakenfold’s signature groove.

Pat Reilly – ‘Adamantine’

“It’s [‘Adamantine’] my response to a lover who is trying too hard to be a good boyfriend, and ultimately suffocates the relationship. During quarantine I’ve lived with my partner and we’ve both had to figure out how we can have our own space during this time while also not being able to leave one another’s side. Through some tough conversations, we found a way to honor each other’s individuality, which gave breath to it so we can flow again.”

Pat Reilly

David Novacek x Felipe Espitia – ‘Guata (Martina Camargo)’

Filling David Novacek’s and Felipe Espitia’s latest single, ​‘Guata’ with a hip-swaying rhythm and funky frenetic basslines, the zippy chords of the piece instantly get you moving ahead of what promises to prove a real dancefloor favourite. Adding a skittering of tribal elements to the single, the return of ​Cartel is a huge moment in the overall music landscape, with many sectors of the electronic scene clamouring for the label’s return during the course of the past triplet of years. 

Lost Kings – ‘Mountains (feat. MASN)’

Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their new track, ‘Mountains’ featuring artist on the rise MASN via Disruptor Records/RCA Records. The track features Lost Kings signature production sound and will be featured on their upcoming EP, ‘It’s Not You’.

Floret Loret – ‘Prosper’

After making his debut on the label by way of a striking number titled ‘Nu Bloom’ on the most recent Prophecy compilation album, Florida based producer, Floret Loret is following up with his full-fledged four-track EP, ‘Prosper’. The package contains three new offerings, and is a step in a new direction for the left-field bass producer. 

YARO x Trilane – ‘Unlove You (feat. EEVA)’

Swedish producers YARO and Trilane return to Protocol with their new single ‘Unlove You’, featuring Swedish singer EEVA. After opening with haunting vocals that set the stage for the track’s emotive vibe, YARO and Trilane employ their signature touches to deliver UK garage-inspired, piano-driven basslines and uplifting melodies. The result is a catchy house track with plenty of groove that is another perfect fit for Protocol. 

*Featured image via Armin van Buuren, Mike Mago, Heatbeat and Paul Oakenfold*

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