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We ‘Hope’ You Step ‘Into The Light’ And Listen To This Week’s New Music | ICYMI Monday

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deadmau5 – ‘XYZ’

XYZ’ can refer to several things such as the top-level domain name or the 80’s hard rock band.  It’s also the latest single from world-renowned electronic musician deadmau5.  Fast tracking synths and driving beats dominate as a nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental, serving as the lead single from the ‘We Are Friends Vol. 11’ label compilation due out on mau5trap later this year.

Mark Sixma x Chuckiess & Whackboi – ‘Black Sky’

A no-holds-barred killer tune from Mark Sixma and Chukiess & Whackboi, ‘Black Sky’ is one of those cuts that rules the nighttime with an iron fist. With massively detuned synths, brutal kick drums and a bassline on a rampage, this track has mainstage devastation written all over it.

Greg Downey x Bo Bruce – ‘Another Sun’

A track where only the hardest hearts will go untouched, ‘Another Sun’s coming in hot this week and aiming straight for your emotional Achilles. A true sing-along anthem in the making, all wrapped up in a floor-roaring production by Greg Downey and Bo Bruce

Orjan Nilsen – ‘Diamonds (feat. Nazzereene)’

Securing an inclusion on the latest installment of Armin van Buuren’sA State Of Trance’ mix album series, Norwegian DJ and producer Orjan Nilsen spoils his fan base with a cut that’s as scintillating as its title suggests. From its sturdy exterior to the crystalline vocals of Australian songstress Nazzereene at the core, ‘Diamonds’ will light up the club in no time at all.

Kiesza x Nytrix – ‘One More Time (Curbi Remix)

“Was a lot of fun working on this one [‘One More Time’] and trying to figure out how to combine two very different vibes — the vibe from the original and of course with my harder sound. I think this song has raw emotion which I’m a big fan of! Shoutout to Nytrix and Kiesza for killing this one and allowing me to tamper with a new sound!”


Chasner x Afrojack – ‘Starts Right Now’

Chasner and Afrojack are joining their powers once more and it is a force to be reckoned with. Their new track ‘Starts Right Now’ is coming out just before the start of the summer, ready to light the fire under many dancing shoes at the festivals. The collective urge to party is back and this future rave track is the one to get you there.

Fedde Le Grand x 22Bullets – ‘DOWN’

Signing up for a much anticipated third collab, house music notoriety Fedde Le Grand has joined forces again with Asian hot shot 22Bullets. ‘DOWN’ sees them charging out with snappy, pitched down vocals, breezy chords and lively pop hooks, all set up for a sweaty night out in the club.

LÜRUM – ‘Explorer’

Included on the ‘A State Of Trance 2022’ mix album, LÜRUM’s debut release on Armin van Buuren’s Armind label sends countless trance fans on a journey of discovery. Coupling an otherworldly and futuristic atmosphere with evolving melodies and a strong low-end drive, ‘Explorer’ is an incredible sonic adventure that will stay with listeners for a long time to come.

Sneijder x Thomas Bronzwaer – ‘Into The Light’

An uplifting, mainstage-tailored masterpiece from two genre veterans, ‘Into The Light’ instantly shows its ability to energize the crowd. From the forceful build-up to the soaring synths and highly euphoric melody, Sneijder and Thomas Bronzwaer’s first-ever link-up will prove one of the most magnetic cuts included on Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance 2022’ mix album.

Sigma – ‘Hope’

“It feels so good to finally be announcing our new album ‘Hope’ after what feels like a lifetime. It’s been a while since we released songs like ‘Find Me’ and ‘Anywhere’, but they’ve been such an important part of our journey we just had to include them alongside all of our new music. We’re really proud of all the songs on this album and can’t wait for you to hear more, and for us to be able to play them all around the world.”


Alok x Ella Eyre x Kenny Dope – ‘Deep Down (feat. Never Dull)’

With an immediate hip-shaking house beat that rotates around horn filled grooves, Alok’sDeep Down’ is set to take over the Summer festival season.

LIVE x AVIRA – ‘Lightning Crashes’

Marking the multi-platinum band’s biggest single and one of the most acclaimed songs of the modern rock era, ‘Lightning Crashes’ has now been pushed into an electronic dimension by AVIRA. With subtle chord plucks, droning bass, freshly recorded vocals (by LIVE’s lead singer Ed Kowalczyk) and lyrics that narrate the circle of life, this brilliant take on the globally beloved rock classic will resonate with listeners across genres and stylistic preference.

yetep – ‘Remember (feat. Josh Rubin)’

The forward-thinking electronic producer yetep teams up with revered singer-songwriter Josh Rubin on ‘Remember’, a reflective melodic bass single issued on the ever-growing Lost In Dreams imprint.  

Rain Radio – ‘He Goes Down’

Rain Radio continue their hot streak with brand-new single ‘He Goes Down’. Centering around the sultriest of Nicole Scherzinger samples (‘Right There’), ‘He Goes Down’ sees Rain Radio tap into a raw, vocal-driven club with a vibrant slap house bassline.

Adesso Music – ‘Sessions 01’

House and techno label Adesso Music release their first compilation featuring the label’s core family of talented artists showcasing its stylish and forward thinking sound from the past two years. Adesso Music ‘Sessions 01’ is spearheaded by the new single from UK producer AndThen titled ‘Calling’.

Alexander Som x Les Castizos – ‘Maria Antonia’

This pumping ode to ‘Maria Antonia’ is readymade for the Balearics and then some, a spurt of electrified disco boogie with filtered loops landing an uppercut to the glitterball. Calvin Harris and David Guetta have been keeping an ear out for Madrid’s chief rocker Alexander Som, who in combination with Malaga’s party blasters Victor Roldan and Fali Sotomayor aka Les Castizos, dash out some frantic, gridlock-causing glamour. Non-stop horn keys disrupt any plans for a siesta, instead requesting you show some skin, get up and go insane.

*Featured image via Thomas Bronzwaer, Sneijder, Sigma and Greg Downey*

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