Moon Boots – ‘Tied Up’
After a foray into exotic psychedelia with his latest EP, keyboardist Moon Boots returns to his jazzy house foundations with ‘Tied Up’, an ode to the bonds of love and/or bondage (depending on your perspective). Boots channels his inner appreciation for barbershop harmonies and early Pharrell to create a sweet and unforgettable summer jam. This record is the first single from Moon Boots’ newly announced second LP, ‘Bimini Road’. Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B.
David Guetta and Martin Solveig – ‘Thing For You’
Embellished with a bouncy progression and sublime vocals, ‘Thing For You’ is an exciting collaboration between David Guetta and Martin Solveig — both great friends and masters of taking electronic music to stadiums. The combination of Martin Solveig’s electric, future house beats and David Guetta’s authentic UK house vibe make for a superb production that is fit to be a crossover club smash hit throughout the summer.
Boris Brejcha – ‘Gravity’
Marking his first release of the year, German DJ and producer Boris Brejcha returns with high-energy single ‘Gravity’. Clocking in at over nine minutes, it’s an immersive track that takes the listener on a high-octane journey. The melodic breakdown roughly midway through allows Berlin-based singer-songwriter Laura Korinth to apply her ethereal, transcendental vocals, before the thumping kick-drum returns and jolts the single back to life.
Liquid Soul and Magnus – ‘Full On Flouro, Vol. 5’
Helmed by Liquid Soul and Magnus, July sees our mix-protagonists dive off the musical high board and straight into the deepest of the psy depths with ‘Full On Fluoro, Vol. 5’. Each offering their own inimitable and distinct vision of this netherworld, collectively they assemble nigh-on thirty of the biggest, maddest and baddest that the genre’s current season has to offer.
Anakim – ‘Uncanny Valley’
Perfectly crafted for the club environment, ‘Uncanny Valley’ is an extensive track that reels party-goers in with its progressive bass line and trademark use of a mysterious sonic tone. As an artist whose music thrives in the underground scene, Anakim’s track represents a tech-heavy style that is well received on dance floors throughout the globe and keeps listeners engaged for the full 8-minutes.
Armin van Buuren and Avian Grays feat. Jordan Shaw – ‘Something Real’
Though little is known thus far about Avian Grays, the fact they’ve already been played by Armin van Buuren during Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas speaks volumes. Idyllic trance of pianos played by angels, guitars sitting on the edge of the universe, Jordan Shaw’s sensitive vocals plotting destiny, and the usual standards of carefree elevation and fun, tingling bounce, ‘Something Real’ is destined for the open air, met with clubbers for as far as the eye can see.
Ben Pearce feat. Tayla – ‘Fireproof (Ten Ven Remix)’
Taking the chilled, summer vibes of the original mix of ‘Fireproof’, Ten Ven wastes no time in flipping the track on its head by fusing funky keys, ethereal synth work and Tayla’s show stopping vocals with a disco vibe that you can’t help but groove to. If Ben Pearce’s original mix was perfect for the poolside, Ten Ven takes the track into the club, ramps things up to eleven and makes sure the system is pushed to the limit with his inimitable electro-tinged take on the summer hit.
Ruben de Ronde x Elevven x Lara – ‘Shadow Of Us’ (Electronic Family 2019 Anthem)
Turning up again with some quality progressive, Ruben de Ronde and Elevven go all out with their official anthem for Electronic Family 2019. Featuring Lara on vocals, ‘Shadow Of Us’ juggles empowering lyrics with gorgeous chord progressions and scintillating melodies that rise up to the full-on drop, offering unforgettable moments no dance music fan can do without.
Flashmob – ‘Roll The Dice’
Coinciding with the 5th anniversary of the label, ‘Roll The Dice’ is a tour-de-force in precision, synth-driven 4/4 house brought to us by Flashmob. A groovy bassline underpins the track and warms things up for one of the catchiest hooks you’ll hear this year — a vocal that seems to have been taken straight from the peak of the 90s dance scene and entwined with the simple yet infectious, wonky synth that defines the record.
The Martinez Brothers – ‘Space Jams, Vol. 1’
Ranging from disco, funk to hard-hitting house, The Martinez Brothers deliver a mixtape made up of exclusive edits of their favourite songs. Each cut has been re-worked with that distinctive Martinez Brothers flavour, making this a highly in-demand project from the duo.
32Stitches – ‘Olympus’
True to its namesake, ‘Olympus’ is an enormous track with a massive sound, marking a distinct change from 32Stiches’ more melodic and love-inspired previous release ‘Are We There Yet’, proving once again that he really can do it all. The intro and buildup of the song provide a distinct quiet-before-the-storm feeling, as 32Stiches incorporates orchestral strings, battle drums and tension-building risers that place the listener squarely in the midst of a heated battle between primordial beings and gods. The track goes on to see 32Stitches delivers an absolutely gargantuan sound in the form of towering chords and gritty background synths that rise high above even Mount Olympus.
Rub!k – ‘Escape Time’
TRINIX – ‘Rodeo’
After travelling all over the world in search of new inspiration, TRINIX have come up with what could be their most standout musical creation yet. Created during a makeshift studio session in the Californian desert during their recent U.S. tour, ‘Rodeo’ sees the French duo pull out all the stops for a complex and tumultuous love story with plenty of ups and downs.
Wave Racer – ‘Summer Rain’
Australian artist Wave Racer has marked his official return with ‘Summer Rain’. Featuring the hip-hop vocals of fellow Australian talent Kwame, ‘Summer Rain’ seeks to build on the ultra-textured maximalist sound that Wave Racer became known for prior to his hiatus.
Asher Postman x Disero x Annelisa Franklin – ‘Say’
You might know Asher from his famous remixes of viral video’s. ‘DUBAI WAS LIT!! [Trap Remix]’ got 9.7 million views and his trap remix of the ‘Walmart Yodeling Kid’ got 20M views. With more than 200K followers on Youtube he debuts on Armada Music with a different sound than his remixes. The pop-like dance song, ‘Say’ is perfect for EDM downtime. All I have to say is: sit down and relax.
Eprom and G Jones – ‘Daemon Veil’
Bass music pioneers Eprom and G Jones are back with their first single together since their ‘Acid Disk EP’ in 2017. Showcasing their expansive musical capabilities and artistic synchronicity, ‘Daemon Veil’ is a wicked collaborative triumph.