Louisahhh has always channelled themes likes rebellion, darkness and the fight against oppression through her music and the first offerings from her upcoming debut album are no different. ‘The Practice of Freedom’ will be released in 2020 via He.She.They., the label, club brand and collective Louisahhh is now a part of. The first two tracks from the album are released on December 13 and 'A Hard No' and 'Chaos' both showcase Louisahhhh's jagged and unrelenting take on electronica. Think of it as modern-day punk in a digital world.
We're delighted to be premiering a track from 'Out Of Fashion Boys Vol.1', the debut compilation from the newly-minted, Beijing-based "more than music" label of the same name (@oofb). Previously Out Of Fashion Boys founders Luxixi and TsingLung helmed party and label THUVDR. Through their new outlet, the pair hope to "practice creativity in more diverse domains" and offer more than just club music. The compilation – which features an all-star cast of experimenters and previous party guests like Air Max '97, GORO, Merca Bae, False Witness, Ase Manual and more – sees all involved drawing inspiration from the city as well as wider Chinese regions. On 'Tongue Twister', Shanghai's @zeanmusic paints a vivid sonic picture of the Chinese capital. "Oppressed, submerged, but packed with tremendous energy — that is how Out of Fashion Boys feels about Beijing as a city," says the label, "as well as the way it defines itself." 'Out Of Fashion Boys Vol.1' will be released on December 19. Cop it below. https://oofb.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-fashion-boys-vol-1
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By this point it's fairly obvious that @NinaLasVegas and @SwickSwick are trusty collaborators who thrive both together and via their solo ventures. So when this one landed in our inbox with an unexpected (yet wholly appreciated) vocal feature weaved in for good measure, we just knew we'd dig it. Previously Nina and Swick have worked together on tracks ('Lucky Girl', 'Hydration') that showcased the width and breadth of their palettes in free-flowing, connective and club-ready ways. And here on 'Tananaram', the sunshine evoking cut (with the sunshine evoking artwork) they mesh their powers as a pair with inimitable Sao Paolo star MC Bin Laden (@mcbinladenofficial). While his signature drawl and playfulness are front and centre, it's refreshing to hear MC Bin Laden take on an instrumental a little removed from his usual funk proibidão style. Removed, we should add, but every bit as hard-hitting. @NLVRecords will release 'Tananaram' on December 13. Pre-save below. Pre-save: https://ffm.to/tananaram
Brame & Hamo continue to showcase their versatility with dancefloor-focused material, this time landing on Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio imprint with their new single 'It’s Time To' featuring Anthony Acid. Following their well received Feel My Bicep release, as well as the recent remix for Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint and their always reliable self-titled label releases, the Brame & Hamo are steadily unveiling more of their gripping sound profile. The new anthemic track builds on their diverse catalogue with a throwback house jam complete with dark, looped vocals, gritty acid stabs and banging percussion. The track's been a favorite for Maceo Plex in recent months, and it's easy to why. 'It’s Time To', which also includes a remix by Steffi, is set for release December 27.
https://solotoko.ffm.to/thebass Following his Beatport no.1 Start The Party earlier this year, George Smeddles returns to close 2019 on a skyrocketing high that he’s maintained over the past few months with his new The Bass EP. Marking his debut on Sonny Fodera’s Solotoko imprint, The Bass is poised to thrive on this season’s club circuit.
Englund was previously a key member of Jamie Jones and Lee Foss's Hot Natured group alonside Ali Love. Traversing through dark and deep to bright and poppy, 'Messing with Magic' gives us a look into her upcoming 2020 EP under the same name. Englund stated that the single was about the ups and downs of falling in love. She further explained, “when I write songs, at the time, I think I’m writing about one thing. It isn’t until months later that I realize I was actually writing about all these underlying, deeper meanings that I couldn’t see at the time, making the lyrics feel more powerful and sincere. The process is a useless kind of ‘messing with magic,’ by predicting the future in the present.” The track is set for official release on December 6, but we have an early sneak peak of Anabel Englund and Jamie Jones' 'Messing with Magic'
Italian sensation Giolì & Assia unveil their latest ballad titled 'Emptiness', showcasing their deep, emotive and cinematic sound that has garnered buzz from around the world. As producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, record label owners and DJs, they've quickly risen with their melodic sonic profile. They sold out every stop on their debut US tour, including performances in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver. Now they continue to present more of their original material with 'Emptiness', assuring listeners there's much more to come. 'Emptiness' is out soon via Diesis Records.
Field of Dreams, the experienced duo of Al Mackenzie and Chris Kentish, take to Duncan Gray’s Tici Taci label with their latest cosmic acid chugger titled 'Rebuild'. Already a firm favourite of influential talent Andrew Weatherall, the track's sci-fi aesthetic, gripping alien synths and driving rhythm deliver an empowering anthem that is proving to do damage on dancefloors around the world. In the Field of Dreams' own words: “It pays homage to the classic Chicago records of the past but with a futuristic twist. Being long-time fans of the ALFOS sound and ethos, releasing the track on Tici Taci - a label synonymous with the night - is a great privilege.” Field of Dreams 'Rebuild' is set for release December 6.
@staycore117 co-founder @dinamarca117 showcases his artistic range with a mix of his own productions and collaborations, traversing off-kilter melodies, subtle percussive foundations, pumping rhythms, trance-soaked bliss, vulnerable reggaeton vocals, and more. Tracklist: https://mixmag.net/feature/in-session-dinamarca-staycore-mix
London-based artist and label boss Rich NxT returns to his NxT Records for the imprint's sixth release, this time tapping Oscillat co-owner Malin Genie and Argy to remix a track of their choosing from the back catalogue. Here Mixmag unveils the premiere of Malin Genie's rendition of Rich Nxt's 'Attery'. Genie flips the original into a deep, cosmic and enveloping stripped-back house cut primed for late night, early morning dancefloor excursions. Hypnotic house at it's finest! 'NXT006' is set for release December 13.
Berlin's Cinthie launches her new imprint 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts this December with a VA featuring S3A, 9th House, KETTAMA and Asquith. Cinthie launched her 803 Crystal Grooves imprint in 2018 and marked a new chapter for her own productions, gaining widespread recognition across the globe for her take on raw house, techno and disco. Now 2019 sees the label branch out with a sub-label entitled 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts, as the name would suggest, a home for music from the friends and likeminded artists of the label founder. '803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts Volume 1' is set for release December 6.
Buy: https://www.decks.de/track/die_wilde_jagd-morgenrot/cfu-9e Originally appearing on Die Wilde Jagd's debut album in 2015, ’Morgenrot’ is now given new life with a vast array of diverse remixes by Ancient Methods, CV313, Luigi Tozzi, Roman Flügel, Rude 66, Steve Bug, The KVB, Vactrol Park, and Variant. Here Mixmag unveils the premiere of Roman Flügel's version, as he highlights the haunting vocals and fluttering melodies to deliver a psychedelic and hypnotic slow-chugging ballad. 'Morgenrot Remixes' is set for release December 6 via minimood. @DieWildeJagd @minimood
@arkajo is up next on @aniara-recordings with three-track EP 'Nadir'. The closing cut 'Untitled' (Run Away With Me) opens with flourishes of sparse percussion and eerie synth tones, before collapsing into screwface bass badness. Out December 6, pre-order here: https://clonedistribution.com/release/53731
Pre-order: https://shop.tresorberlin.com/index.php/tresor315.html With a career spanning nearly three decades, Function is regarded as one of the true heroes of underground dance music. Now the prolific artist turns his attention to the album format to deliver his most intimate and essential body of work via Tresor. Titled 'Existenz', the album traverses through a multitude of sonic explorations revealing the many sides to Function's impressive sound profile. With cosmic synths, bold and expressive melodies, intricate rhythms and genre-defying arrangement, Function's new material is a creative masterpiece. 'Existenz' is set for release December 6 via Tresor. Visuals: https://www.instagram.com/function.existenz
Biy: https://lnk.to/terrPH94 Brazilian-born, Berlin-based producer Terr returns for her second release on Phantasy Sound with ‘Energy Sync’, a shimmering and powerful house cut. Following the success of her previous outing on on Phantasy Sound, Terr is moving from strength to strength with her follow up. Here she fuses electro and disco influences to deliver a masterful anthem, one that maintains pure ecstasy and cascading energy throughout. ‘Energy Sync’ is set for release November 29
PRE-ORDER HERE: https://kombava.bandcamp.com/album/kousto-the-tombolo Streaming: https://snd.click/24vYyve The @Kombava family welcomes new member Kousto; a London-based producer "on a perpetual quest for discovery…". "At nightfall, atop a mountain, little Kombavian beings dance summoning the God of Sun to be gentle to them. Down at the beach, the surface of the sea glistens as the wild Goddess of water begins her ballet." It's a banger. SC: https://soundcloud.com/koustomusic Insta: https://www.instagram.com/koustomusic/ FB : https://www.facebook.com/koustomusic/ Kombava: https://soundcloud.com/kombava
PRE-ORDER VINYL: https://store.detroitswindle.com/vinyl/heist042 PRE-ORDER DIGI: https://store.detroitswindle.com/download/heist042d Jacking soulful grooves from Canada's number one house ambassador. @djdemuir @heistrecordings
Buy: https://lobstertheremin.bandcamp.com/album/on-my-mind-ep Russian talent Maruwa continues to spark buzz following her debut on Mall Grab's Steel City Dance Discs imprint, this time landing on Lobster Theremin with her ‘On My Mind’ EP. Showcasing a knack for rave-influenced sounds, fusing elements of breaks, acid, electro and dreamy trance, the new release is packed with a multitude of gripping flavors. Here Mixmag unveils 'This 1 Is For The Ravers', the track name speaks for itself, it's pure dancefloor energy! The ‘On My Mind’ EP is set for release December 6.
Pre-Order - https://editedarts.bandcamp.com/album/a-c-a-b FB Release Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/2580073268894150/ Charles Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/charles-verni Edited Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/editedarts