Greg Downey x Beatman & Ludmilla – ‘The Art Of Skullduggery Vol II’
Gambits and chicanery, intrigue, ploys ‘n’ subterfuge – who doesn’t like a bit of the deep down ‘n’ dirty in their musical lives!!? Bang on cue the Skullduggery crew are back to provide us with precisely those types of thrills! Last year’s ‘The Art Of Skullduggery’ saw the label plot its first mix-comp course, painting their vision over ‘Vol.1’s dual-disc canvas. At its heart was Chief Skull Greg Downey’s desire to share both his inimitable combustible trance sound and that of other talents who – on the scale – have been underexposed. Stoneface & Terminal showcased in last spring’s inaugural, but for 2020’s it’s Beatman and Ludmilla who grab some second disc spotlight.
FERR by Ferry Corsten – ‘As Above So Below (Deluxe Version)’
Dear music lover,
It has been a crazy few months after the release of my album, FERR by Ferry Corsten – ‘As Above So Below’. Who would have thought that the release of that album would coincide with the worst pandemic in the last 100 years. Despite this, I am glad to read how this album has helped so many of you through these hard and confusing times. With ambient, neo-classical and cinematic music being one of my personal favorite genres to work on, I made three more soothing tracks to add to this already beautiful album. You can now enjoy FERR by Ferry Corsten – ‘As Above So below (Deluxe Version)’ as we head into the colder and darker months of the year. Enjoy.
Stay safe, much love and respect.— Ferry Corsten
Chicane – ‘Never Look Back’
The second single of eighth studio album ‘Everything We Had To Leave Behind’ sees legendary creator Chicane draw from his innate musicality like so many times before. Fronted by a gorgeous melody that mirrors the splendor of an Ibiza sundown, ‘Never Look Back’ is the kind of evergreen record that will keep Trance enthusiasts and Chicane fans in pure bliss for a long time to come.
Alexander Popov – ‘Poem’
Russian Trance titan Alexander Popov touches down on the A State Of Trance imprint for the first time since 2012’s ‘Attractive Force’, and duly delivers. An epic Trance track complete with an anthemic breakdown, celestial spoken-word vocals and interlocked melodies, ‘Poem’ is a work of art any Trance fan can appreciate.
Cubicore feat. K.I.R.A. – ‘Circles’
Back on Armind after his two-tap collab with Shane 54, Cubicore delves into the progressive space for a truly magnificent record. Featuring the warm vocals of K.I.R.A. on a backdrop of deep bass drones and delicious arpeggios, ‘Circles’ is the kind of record you keep listening to for hours on end.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – ‘What If (feat. Hannah Ellis)’
A wonderfully vibrant record bearing a powerful message, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s ‘What If’ is tailored to those standing on a crossroads in love. Laced with catchy melodies, crystalline vocals from Hannah Ellis and lyrics that reflect on the many doubts and uncertainties that can riddle the mind.
Solardo x Rowetta – ‘Enough’
Manchester electronic favourites Solardo have joined forces with Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta on new single ‘Enough’. Combining high-energy synth stabs, euphoric rave sirens and Rowetta’s iconic, soul-drenched vocals, ‘Enough’ successfully captures the essence of the illustrious 90s rave scene.
V O E – ‘Giants’
With releases on Liquicity, Blackout Music and Global League, Aussie DnB duo V O E have been making serious waves across 2020. As the year draws to a yawning close, they add another name to that illustrious collection with ‘Giants‘, their monstrous new release on YouTube giants NCS.
Goldfish – ‘Everything Is Changing’
‘Everything Is Changing’ is a track full of hope and uplifting energy for these times, with positivity always being a signature of Dom and Dave’s releases. Proof that GoldFish keep popping out gems, this cut features Julia Church on vocals and is bound to fill you with optimism and summery vibes, no matter the season.
D.O.D – ‘Moments (feat. Melody Men)’
D.O.D has been making moves across the board since signing with Armada Music earlier this year and continues to take steps on his road to stardom. The U.K. DJ and producer delivers his next delicious single in the form of ‘Moments’, a collaboration with London-based female duo The Melody Men.
Vintage Culture – ‘It Is What It Is (feat. Elise LeGrow)’
Globally acclaimed Brazilian producer Vintage Culture makes his debut on the iconic Defected Records with new single ‘It Is What It Is’, featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow. Channelling a smooth, feel-good house vibe, ‘It Is What It Is’ is driven by sun-drenched hi-hats, brooding piano chords and Elise LeGrow’s effortlessly seductive vocals.
Nora Lei – ‘Together’
A self-described “old-soul, hopeless romantic, and heroine of her own life adventure”, Nora Lei is welcoming listeners into her noir-pop world, one song at a time. Lei is rounding out a year of exciting releases with her newest dreamy pop track, ‘Together’.
Freestylers – ‘Happiness’
Perhaps needed now more than ever, industry heavyweights Freestylers are stepping up to the plate with brand new sounds that destroy genre boundaries and offer a strobing light at the end of the tunnel that is 2020. Initially created for big-room, festival-worthy summer touring, this early-rave inspired anthemic track will still have you dancing round your living room. It’s a great shame we can’t hear ‘Happiness’ live, but hopefully it keeps spirits alive that one day we will dance together again.
Gorgon City – ‘Trapdoor’
UK house music heavyweights Gorgon City have revealed a new dancefloor focused banger ‘Trapdoor’. The UK and Chicago based duo have become known for their addictive take on bass driven vocal and deep house; carving out a distinct and instantly recognizable sound after producing a string of chart hits and underground dance floor moments.
Chris Malinchak – ‘Pick You Up’
Chris Malinchak has unveiled new single ‘Pick You Up’, his fourth release from his upcoming debut album ‘Night Work’. A warm, soulful house cut characterised by captivating percussive elements, ‘Pick You Up’ utilises the kind of soulful vocals that have become synonymous with Chris Malinchak’s music.
Bastian Benjamin – ‘Two Truths’
“Telling stories through an album based on instrumental electronic music was always a sort of big dream for me. And last year I thought; ‘why not make an album right now?’. So that’s what I did. ‘Two Truths’ describes the story of a person who transforms from one philosophy of life to another. Or rather ‘a journey between two truths’.”— Bastian Benjamin
Italobrothers – ‘Stay’
The ItaloBrothers have returned to the release radar with new single ‘Stay‘. The emotional song combines all the signature qualities the Italobrothers have become known for; catchy melodies, touching lyrics, and an infectious instrumental designed for the dancefloor.
Flux Pavilion – ‘I Believe (feat. Asha)’
Take a step into the new era of Flux Pavilion. ‘I Believe’ featuring Asha is a surprise treat to build excitement and hint at the magnificence of his forthcoming album ‘.wav’. ‘I Believe’ features Asha’s sonically altered yet controlled, subtle and shiver-inducing vocal and proves that she’s perfectly at home on yet another big bass track.
Tchami – ‘Praise’
The engrossing official video for ‘Praise’ channels an old-school 8-bit video game aesthetic, with both Tchami and Gunna featuring in cartoon style amongst visuals that crank up the nostalgia vibes. Incorporating a myriad of influential and classic gaming styles, the evolution of the technology runs in parallel with the tracks development leaving the nostalgia-drenched official video for ‘Praise’ as the ideal complement to the infectious house vibes of the track itself.