London’s Billon team up with Maxine Ashley to create “Special” that’s heating up the charts. “Special” lives up to its name, as I predict this could gain serious traction and become a summer anthem. Make sure you download the tune via their site below. This is a tune and a half. Ripper city!
I love the internet. Every once in a while, you’ll find a gem. Anthony Alexander, a soul singer from California, covers Collin Mcloughlin’s “Broken” from his famed Tears Of Tempo EP with impressive results. While the video only has a few views, I’d keep a serious eye on this young crooner. He’s got serious potential. Did I mention Collin McLoughlin has been killing it lately? Yeah, I’d keep an eye on him too. You’re leavinnnng me brokennnnnn brokennnnn brokeennnnnnn. Still a tune.
Just a few days ago, Dancing Astronaut named Lido one of summer 2014′s breakthrough artists. Around the same time, Danish singer-songwriter MØ uploaded Lido’s remix of her “Walk This Way” to SoundCloud. And while the former’s versatility makes each of his productions exciting and unpredictable, there’s nothing surprising about one of dance music’s hottest producers remixing one of pop’s brightest new stars… the end result being truly spectacular. “Walk This Way” is included on MØ’s No Mythologies to Follow, and the remix will be available August 4th.
British hit machine Gorgon City needs little versing on the process of crossing over. While both “Ready For Love” and more recent radio favorite “Here For You” established the duo as a consistent contender to the sound’s commercial apex, the road to their debut album ‘Sirens’ was sure to test the longevity of an undeniable spike in relevance for Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott all-embracing alter-ego.
Accompanied by Zak Abel, “Unmissable” is an indicator that the duo’s bassy house getup still has a few things to say. Soulful vocals and sultry melodies meet overbearing low-end movements with considerable clarity, forming a track unashamedly tailored to the pop market with enough stamina to hold festival crowds along the way. The jury is still out as to whether there is an album’s worth of hits left in their movements, but single number three from Gorgon City is enough to keep hopes of a British radio overhaul high for the summer ahead.
Up and coming music duo Under Great Lights hit me up for the premiere of their acoustic video of their latest track “She Was A Dancer,” and I happily obliged. This song has vibes for day, but the soulful hook on this track is what takes the prize for me, not to mention the acoustic feels for extra chills. If you’ve been looking for raw talent, and hoping to listen to a song with meaning, this one’s for you! This is a must listen and a must watch!
The Internet began buzzing in anticipation when Identity Festival – the first touring festival that fell off the map after it’s 2012 run - revived its Facebook page to announce big news to come. Rooted in the same idea and arriving from the producers of Identity comes the Safe in Sound Festival. The inaugural festival run will snake across 20 US cities beginning mid-September with Adventure Club, Destroid, and Flux Pavilion at the frontline. The three headliners will be joined by Doctor P, Excision, Zeds Dead, UZ, Caked Up, Downlink, and Terravita, scattered throughout the tour dates.
Make note that many more date announcements are soon to come, but while you wait, take a look at the line up and stops below.
The World Cup may be over and the last stragglers gone from Brazil, but the US has one more reason to care about soccer. The Guinness International Champion’s Cup kicks off tomorrow with eight of the world’s most elite teams facing each other at fields across North America, and the culmination of the 13-game tournament will be accompanied by an extra special halftime show. On August 4th, the semi-finalist teams will head to Miami’s Sunlife Stadium where none other than Martin Garrix will perform at the halfway mark. The young DJ is hosted by Life In Color, who promise a spectacle never before seen at a live American sporting event (though Beyonce may have upped the ante at last year’s Super Bowl). The first EDM company to put on a national televised halftime show, the paint party will leave its namesake at home but will be bringing its celebrated lasers, fireworks and projection mapped visuals, along with a surprise announcement. The game and performance will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, but for those who like both their soccer and their EDM live, tickets for the final are available here.
After captivating the mainstream and underground alike over the past year with stellar tracks “I Got You” and “NEED U (100%),” all eyes are on the Duke. The British producer’s next move includes a return to Turbo Recordings: the label which originally gave Dumont his start back in 2007. Duke will rejoin Tiga’s imprint for the third installation of his For Club Play Only series.
Last week, Dumont gave us the first taste with “Slow Dance,” a rugged house track with a brilliantly unsettling piano line. Now we’ve received the next piece of the puzzle with “Mumble Man,” an old school house track designed for the heat and heaviness of a late-hour club set. With not much more than the bare essentials of drums, bassline, pad and acapella, Duke has crafted a track simple yet indubitably effective.
While on the one hand he continues to brandish his mainstream appeal with tracks like “Wont Look Back,” Dumont looks to maintain his predilection for the underground sound with the third edition of For Club Play Only.