Welcome to this week’s edition of Fresh Music Friday! Prepare your ears for some incredible tunes because that’s what we have in store for you this week, freaks.
Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun (Luke Steele & Nick Littlemore) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their multiple-ARIA-award winning debut album, “Walking On A Dream”, with the release of a limited-edition vinyl—the first vinyl release of the album in over three years. Additionally, Empire Of the Sun will share a previously unreleased track titled “Chrysalis”.
San Francisco producer Luttrell recently released his latest single “Into Clouds”; the title track from his forthcoming solo debut album due Today on Anjunadeep. “Into Clouds” is dreamy and whimsical, and equally as infectious. One of the clubbier cuts off the LP, this latest single embodies his distinct songwriting style and eccentric sound design. Luttrell will support the album with his most extensive solo headline tour of North America to date; launching at the end of January and running through March.
“Love Me Back” serves as the bedrock of “Dreamers Never Learn”, an introduction to a kaleidoscopic array of 21st-century love songs. Journeying from LA to London, Sweden to New Zealand and back again, RITUAL have hand selected important female voices to help tell their stories of love and loss on a project that showcases exactly what RITUAL are in 2019 and going forward. RITUAL wrote Dua Lipa’s “Hotter Than Hell”, worked with artists from Rita Ora to Grace Carter and made contributions to chart-topping Little Mix and Avicii albums. Now, RITUAL is set to continue shooting at the moon this year with their mission statement to twin progressive production, classic songwriting and collaborate with today – and tomorrow’s – essential female vocalists. “Love Me Back” is a shimmering statement of intent from these rising hitmakers and serves to stoke the flames of excitement around “Dreamers Never Learn”.
Influenced by the Dutch house movement of Electronic Dance Music’s ‘golden era’, fast-rising DJ and producer Grace Gracie has delivered her brand-new single, “Feels Right”, an electro-heavy production led by melodic bass riffs and vibrant chord progressions.
Following months of buzz and anticipation, the long-awaited collaboration track titled, “Lost My Mind” from platinum-selling DJ and producer, Dillon Francis and Aussie superstar Alison Wonderland is finally upon us. The track, which the pair teased during their respective performances at EDC Orlando back in November is available now.
Highly popular duo Vigiland (aka Claes Remmered Persson & Otto Petterson) have unveiled their brand-new release, “Stranger, a melodic slice of synth-led dance-pop, laced with the vocals of A7S. Packing “Strangers’”with powerful riffs and punchy chord patterns, the production serves as an aural embodiment of the signature Vigiland fusion of anthemic beats and soaring vocal hooks.
GRABBITZ kickstarts 2019 with his brand-new single “Polaroid”, out now via Ultra Music. An ode to heartbreak, the multi-talented producer, musician and composer has also unveiled the accompanying music video for his new release. “Polaroid” is built around GRABBITZ’s (aka Nicholas Chiari) witty lyrics and raw instrumentals, displaying his superb production style and songwriting abilities. GRABBITZ also stars in the music video for his single, which features him bidding farewell to old memories of a past relationship, alongside an emotive vocal performance.
Explosive, in-your-face percussion demands attention within the first few beats of Wuki and Ape Drums’ latest collaboration, “Bed Squeak”. Characteristic of Wuki’s hard-hitting style, the aptly titled track employs a series of hi-hats and layered bass that cranks up the tone and calls listeners to their feet. While the track’s versatility and high energy are likely to score a number of plays during the upcoming festival season, it’s hard to fathom that the electricity and firepower of each delivery could ever die.
With 2018 fully wrapped for Atlanta underground House label Psycho Disco! Records thanks to the release of this month’s comprehensive label compilation, “Psycho Disco ’18”, they’re now ready to kick off 2019 with a fresh batch of new dancefloor must haves. Out now, label founder Treasure Fingers has tapped two of the imprint’s freshest and brightest contributors, KC Lights and Grensta, to remix his original single “Bodyrocking.”
By the end of the 2018 year, Vancouver duo The Funk Hunters celebrated winning Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart with an official remix of U2‘s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way.” The media celebrated U2 remix served as an inspiration to the pair’s upcoming remix album of their March 2018 debut artist LP “TYPECAST”. The guys prepare to invite yet another year of achievement and are bringing both the original and remix album to the United States, on the official TYPECAST Tour.
We are less than three weeks into 2019, and this year is already shaping up to be a breakout year for electronic music producer KANDY. Over the past several weeks, the young artist has been teasing out a collection of remixes from some of his favorite female singers and the response has been incredible. With tens of thousands of likes and shares, the demand for these remixes has been growing exponentially with each live clip he’s shared. Titled “Girls Rule, Boys Drool”, the pack features four tracks in total from Lady Gaga, Ciara, Kim Petras, and Gwen Stefani, and it’s already looking like these are sure to be a staple in sets for some big name artists over the coming months.
Chicago singer, songwriter, and genre-shifter, Njomza, shares the music video for her latest single “Me & You.” Quickly becoming known for vibrant and vivid visuals, the latest video once again brings her lyrics to life in cinematic fashion with a bright and dreamy palette and evocative, emotionally-charged storyline. “Me & You” remains a standout from her sophomore EP, VACATION.
Late last year, American electronic music producer GETTER released his latest studio album “VISCERAL” on mau5trap, showing off a new direction, sound and intention–one that came from the intense experiences of heartbreak, rejection, unhealthy relationships and more. Now, GETTER will bring his music to the masses with the “Visceral Live Tour”.
DISKORD are back on Circus Records with “Let Me Go”. Fans of the silver screen themselves, the duo have taken inspiration from cult anime hit Paprika, the films dreamy sentiment and vibrancy can be clearly heard throughout. The latest single is a striking descendant of “Want U”. Fans of the duo will draw comparisons between the two massive tracks, favorable as the earlier is the acts biggest single to date.
The newest collaboration from KAYZO is “Alone” with New England-based post-hardcore band Our Last Night. This song aims to tug at one’s heartstrings while KAYZO builds a hard-hitting electronic frame around them. The lyrics are a vow to be more emotionally present and supportive for somebody you love.
That’s not all! Here’s a list of some more amazing tracks you have to check out:
- TWO FRIENDS – “Take It Off” – Full article here
- Illenium – “Crashing (ft. Bahari)” – Full article here
- Jonas Blue – “Desperate (ft. Nina Nesbitt)” – Full article here
- Jason Ross – “Rooms” – Full article here
- Mark The Beast X Nitepunk – “Night Fall (ft. KJ Sawka)” – Full article here