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This Week’s New Music Will Make You ‘Float’ To ‘Heaven’ | Fresh Music Friday

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BT – ‘Metaversal’

There’s simply never a dull moment in the world of BT — from his landmark studio albums. live performances, technical prowess in the studio, soundtrack scoring, to his penchant for bringing the future forward to the present – it’s all incredible. Now, we open a new chapter, the world of BT’s ‘Metaversal’. 

‘Metaversal’ is BT’s 14th studio album, originally designed from the ground up for the blockchain (more about that here) and is available on all streaming platforms via Black Hole Recordings.

deadmau5 x Foster the People – ‘hyperlandia EP’

Earlier this fall, electronic music auteur deadmau5 released ‘hyperlandia’, a low-lit, slow-burning single featuring pop experimenters Foster the People followed by a fresh Lamorn remix of the track. deadmau5’ label mau5trap has released the ‘hyperlandia EP’ — a five-track collection of different iterations of the song complete with new edits including the original instrumental mix and a new club mix.

William Orbit – ‘Starbeam’

Multiple Grammy-award winning writer, composer, producer, and performer William Orbit is considered a pioneer of electronic music and one of contemporary pop’s most innovative artists. He now returns with a 4-track EP ‘Starbeam’ set for release December 1st via Anjunadeep, with the single of the same name out now!

Wax Motif – ‘Koalack’

“I made this song [‘Koalack’] while I was on holiday in Tulum, and it’s not the usual club banger that you’d expect from me, but I really wanted to have songs on the album for all occasions. This one is for the vibes.”

Wax Motif

Walker & Royce x Dance With White Girls – ‘Rewind It’

Opening with distorted vocals, and tasty high hats, ‘Rewind It’ quickly transitions into the ultimate tech-heater, with a deep-driving bassline that serves the sensual and seductive vocals of Dances With White Girls up on a platter. Flaunting their technical versatility, the single’s rhythmic horn breakdown creatively lures in rave goers, leading into trademark Walker & Royce warped and shooting synth lines. Acknowledging their integral place in the world of house music, the track aptly states “we are the sound of the underground”, with ‘Rewind It’ cementing that undeniable fact.

Fedde Le Grand x Robert Falcon – ‘Heaven (feat. Sofia Quinn)’

House music tastemaker Fedde Le Grand has teamed up with rising star and Belgian hotshot Robert Falcon for the enlightening new single, ‘Heaven’. Adapting lyrics from a notorious 00’s classic, the song features Sofia Quinn’s enticing vocals alongside raw, bass driven grooves and sweet, melodic outbursts. The result is a crowd mesmerising tune; pop and electro house intertwined by two masters of the genre – out now on Spinnin’ Records

Snakehips – ‘All Over U’

After launching their label Never Worry Records earlier this year, Snakehips share ‘All Over U’, their euphoric third release on the imprint. The duo brings their flair for unforgettable hooks and rich house percussion to their newest single, as iridescent synths and a persistent, toe-tapping kick bump up the irresistible vocal melody of ‘All Over U’. 

Marco Faraone – ‘Timeless / Mirror Games’

Marco Faraone embraces his melodic inclinations on his latest offering, ‘Timeless / Mirror Games’, a double-sided single serving as his debut appearance with Factory 93. It’s truly hard to pin down the indomitable Italian producer. He has proven himself capable of crafting everything from party-starting house to immersive techno, and almost any shade in-between. On his upcoming forthcoming two-tracker, Marco explores the more melodic side of the techno spectrum, demonstrating his undeniable vitality in that space.

Josh Pan – ‘float’

A producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Pan is a jack-of-all-trades. Never sticking to any singular genre or conventional style, Josh Pan constantly reinvents the wheel of what artistic breadth can and should be. His latest single ‘float’ is a unique reflection of just that. Exploring universally felt motifs of loss and desperation, Josh Pan’s ‘float’ chronicles grief and reconciliation. Textural synth patterns best characterize the single swathed in Pan’s elegant vocal charm. Buoyant lyrical performance, reminiscent of the tracks title, carries the 3-minute and 42-second track to fruition. A sonic display of Josh Pan’s diverse musical talents and songwriting skills, ‘float’ is the exciting follow-up to Pan’s “go with the fire”. 

Kavinsky – ‘Renegade’

Kavinsky returns with ‘Renegade’ — his first new music since 2013. The track, which features vocals from Cautious Clay, is from the acclaimed French producer’s forthcoming album, ‘Reborn’. Combining a dark mood with a thunderous groove, Kavinsky reinvents his trademark sound and offers an update of the French Touch movement on ‘Renegade’. 

Bleu Clair – ‘Hyperspace (feat. Teza Sumendra)’

Bleu Clair bends the space-time continuum with ‘Hyperspace’, featuring singer Teza Sumendra, as his latest single to launch from Insomniac Records. The Indonesian powerhouse is continuing his hot streak with Insomniac after repeat appearances on the catalog that have effectively showcased his scope as a source for boundary-pushing grooves. He’s teaming up with singer-songwriter Teza Sumendra on a sleek house number marked by warm, buttery vocals and a smooth rhythm. It’s easily one of his most mature outings to date.

*Featured image via Fedde Le Grand, Josh Pan, BT, and William Orbit*

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