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Give Me Your ‘Headphones’ And ‘Let Me Take You’ To Another Planet With This Week’s New Music | ICYMI Monday

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JODA – ‘Try / Dark Strings’

Anjunabeats is pleased to announce the self-titled debut album from JODA, aka Jono Grant and Darren Tate, releasing August 26. And the new double A-side ‘Try / Dark Strings’ is out.

Badshah x J Balvin – ‘Voodoo (Tiësto Remix)’

Today Indian singer, rapper and producer, Badshah, and Latinx global superstar J Balvin get the Tiësto treatment on their international hit ‘Voodoo’, with a remix out via Capitol Records.

Jason Ross – ‘Hate This Kind Of Love (feat. HOLT)’

Hate This Kind Of Love’ features singer/songwriter Fanny Hultman – under her new alias HOLT – who delivers universal lyrics describing broken bonds, hurt emotions, and a complex love-hate relationship between lovers. Jason Ross’ production connects fans in both the dance and pop worlds with groovy melodies and earworm-like rhythms that stick upon listening.

Big Gigantic – ‘Losing My Mind (with Brooke Williams)’

Big Gigantic have shared their latest all-star collaboration, ‘Losing My Mind (with Brooke Williams)’. A heavenly soundscape underpins ‘Losing My Mind (with Brooke Williams)’ as the blissful vocals belie a deeper meaning.

Matoma x JP Cooper – ‘Midnight Sun’

Staying true to its title, ‘Midnight Sun’ by Matoma is a light-hearted track that lights up the restful night with its cheerful lyrics and rhythmic beats. The song begins with angelic vocals of JP Cooper expressing his love and appreciation for people who chase away the shadows of the night with their goodness and light. After the first electrifying beat drop, the tune becomes impossible to forget with catchy, groovy, and rhythmic instrumentals. In its own right, this song is its own midnight sun.

Nora Van Elken – ‘Satellites (DubVision Remix)’

Producer/DJ Nora Van Elken brings a refreshing edge to the global dance music landscape. Celebrated worldwide, Nora’s music inspires crowds from all walks of life. Following her electro-pop anthem ‘Satellites’ Nora teams up with progressive house icons DubVision.

AMÉMÉ – ‘Balafonerra’

Hot on the heels of a milestone year in his burgeoning career, West African native AMÉMÉ releases his second original production of 2022.  In ‘Balafonerra’, AMÉMÉ draws from his past and present surroundings, accentuating core elements of Afro with Benin’s aesthetic plucks and authentic distant chants.

Tom & Collins x Francis Mercier – ‘No Me Importa’

“‘No Me Importa’ is a great musical balance between Francis Mercier’s and our roots.. we tried to put a lot of emotion in the chords and, combined with simple Spanish lyrics, we think it’ll be great for the dance floor and connecting with people’s emotions.”

Tom & Collins

Jonas Blue – ‘Perfect Melody (feat. Julian Perretta)’

Multi-Platinum producer Jonas Blue teams up with acclaimed British singer-songwriter Julian Perretta on the captivating new single ‘Perfect Melody’, which was released today by Astralwerks. ‘Perfect Melody’ is the perfect soundtrack for summer romance with Perretta’s piercing yet playful vocals bobbing atop a soulful guitar, infectious beat and breezy keyboards.

CID x Westend – ‘Let Me Take You’

As the temperatures start rising and a salty breeze heralds a sun-laden season, nothing screams summertime like a track from Grammy-winning producer CID and tech house tastemaker Westend. After successfully linking up on their 2021 release ‘Keep On Jumpin’’, the New York natives are coming up trumps with their second-ever collaboration: ‘Let Me Take You’ on Armada Subjekt.

Carl Craig – ‘Planet E 30’

Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications remains one of most seminal strongholds for the exploration of modern music. Designed as an independent vehicle for the showcase of Detroit musical excellence and beyond, the label continues to defy expectations through its seamless bridging of genres, era, and sonics. Today, Planet E celebrates its 30 year anniversary with the release of ‘Planet E 30’, a wide reaching journey into a catalog defined by the constant reimagination of what the future holds. The compilation will be exclusive to Bandcamp this weekend, and released on other streaming platforms early next week.

Diamond Dallas Tex – ‘The Afters’

A lucid purveyor of the sounds of the underground, Diamond Dallas Tex is the techno alter ego of hardcore artist Lil Texas. After releasing lead single ‘Elevate’ to critical acclaim in early May of 2022, Diamond Dallas Tex excitedly unveils his high-octane debut body of work under his new alias, ‘The Afters’. 

Forma – ‘In Control’

Riding a wave of success off the back of their critically acclaimed EP ‘The Peak’ back in March 2022, Argentinian trio Forma now make their eagerly anticipated debut on Anjunadeep with the stunning new three-track EP ‘In Control’.

Sigma – ‘Give It To Me (feat. Kelly Kiara x ZieZie)’

Multi-platinum-selling DJ and producers Sigma return with their new single ‘Give It To Me’ featuring British rapper ZieZie and rising singer Kelly Kiara. ‘Give It To Me’ will be part of Sigma’s upcoming summer album ‘Hope’. 

nøll – ‘Burn (with damnboy!)’

“‘Burn’ represents the apex of the journey into darkness. Self-harm, manipulation, and drug-abuse run rampant. But among the debauchery, there is an unmistakable fire that keeps you going…. forever.”

nøll

Kice – ‘Let’s Move On’

Kice is preparing to march into the summer season with one of his most intoxicating productions yet, ‘Let’s Move On’.  Commemorating the brighter days ahead that we’ve all been waiting for after a seemingly hopeless couple of years, the slick new cut exemplifies the Chicago-based multi-talent’s knack to craft an unequivocally positive, feel-good tune. Out now, ‘Let’s Move On’ is an endlessly playable showstopper with a dance-infused flair.

Chace – ‘In My Head’

The brooding dance-pop track — ‘In My Head’ finds Chace doing his best to navigate the murky feelings of loss and longing. Accompanied by somber synths and a deep bassline, he sings about the heavy feelings that have descended upon him in his time of trouble: “Can’t see the sun the way I live, finally become self-destructive.” Left alone in heartbreak’s shadow, he croons about what could have been. It’s alluring dance music that cloaks itself in darkness and melancholy.

LOVE SICK – ‘SICK II’

The leftfield, lo-fi ‘SICK II’ mixtape is the first of two related projects that LOVE SICK will release this year. The second tape promises to be a counterpoint to the sounds and narratives that we’ve so far heard from the duo, with a brighter pop focus and lyrics which lean into the ecstasy rather than the agony of love.

Banx & Ranx – ‘Headphones (feat. Tommy Genesis)’

“When we heard ‘A Woman Is A God’ by Tommy Genesis, we immediately knew she would be the right artist to jump on the alternative version of ‘Headphones’. She nailed it.”

Banx & Ranx

Matteo – ‘Matteo & Bro’

Existing between the realms of electronic programming and classical composition, ‘Matteo & Bro’ by Matteo is built around artistic encounters, with the cuts journeying through soul, funk, trip hop and world music.

*Featured image via Tiësto, Banx & Ranx, CID and Westend*

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