HUMAN MOVEMENT – “Dancing Room” EP (Out Now, BEHM Records)
Having begun just over a year ago, what started as a passion project for two teenaged friends, evolved into the signing of a release with German taste-making label Exposure Music, airtime on Australia’s prolific Triple J radio, and a fan-demanded tour across their home country. After closing the year after touring alongside Wild Culture and Rabbits Eat Lettuce, receiving a nomination as Stoney Roads’ “Breakthrough Act Of The Year,” and landing a headlining slot of Australia’s Strawberry Fields Festival, the boys will be released their “Dancing Room” EP on their very own label BEHM. Despite this being the first release on the newly founded label, BEHM has already received backing from Sony Music in Australasia, and in the US, from viral sensation Dr. Fresch’s Prep School Records.
Steam the “Dancing Room” EP HERE
Purchase the “Dancing Room” EP HERE
PRAYERS – Young Gods LP (Out Now, LaSalle Records)
Pioneering goth/electronic/industrial duo Prayers from San Diego formed in 2013 with vocalist Leafar Seyer and producer Dave Parley. Both Mexican immigrants, the two have transformed the sound and look of modern gothic music. They have created a genre known as SD Kill Wave aka Cholo Goth, which fuses the sounds of new wave with Southern California gang lifestyle. Prayers pulls from the darkest dance and goth elements to bring their stories of pride and struggle to life. Prayers’ new LP Young Gods is out via Travis Barker’s LaSalle Records, and was produced entirely by Barker himself.
The entire Young Gods LP can be streamed HERE
Watch the music video for the single, “Drugs,” HERE
SHIFT K3Y – “Gone Missing” feat. BB DIAMOND (Out Now, Ultra Records)
Earlier this month, producer, singer, DJ, and instrumentalist Shift K3Y returned with his brand new release “Gone Missing,” a UK garage heater that showcases the artist’s thriving talent and remarkable ability to stretch his versatility across a range of genres. “Gone Missing” also marks a buzzworthy team up with songstress BB Diamond, a performer who has spent the last year on tour as a backing vocalist for Jess Glynne, Katy B, and Ella Henderson, and who is also being developed under Turn First Management alongside Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding.
Thanks to The Him and Gregor Salto on Part 1 of the “Gone Missing” remix pack, we’ve heard what the sculptable track can do under the construction of Salto’s two-step club anthem stylings, and The Him’s creative euro-house touch. Shift K3Y isn’t quite done yet. Additionally, he has invited buzz worthy producers Kyle Watson and Taiki Nulight to freshen up his single. Kyle Watson brings his South African inspired rhythms to the cut, adding in a fresh dose of his roving deep house melodies for a truly unique interpretation. Up next, fresh recruit Taiki Nulight revitalizes the track with dubby bass music that will find an ideal home on the underground circuit.
Stream Kyle Watson and Taiki Nulight’s remixes HERE
Stream The Him Remix HERE
Stream the Gregor Salto Remix HERE
If you can’t get enough of “Gone Missing,” you can also immerse yourself in the hyperactive single visually thanks to the track’s official music video directed by Boiler Room’s Joe Alexander HERE
SUPER8 & TAB – “Komorebi” (Out Now, Armind)
Following ten years of noteworthy releases on the highly esteemed Anjunabeats imprint, Finnish DJ duo Super8 & Tab are embarking on a new chapter of their highlight-filled career. Catching the ear of none other than dance music’s superstar figurehead Armin van Buuren, Super8 & Tab now find themselves aligned with Armada Music’s Armind imprint for their latest venture. For their grand debut with Armind, Super8 & Tab are upping the momentum with first single titled “Komorebi.” Super8 fans are in for a treat as the guys launch into a melodic trance anthem jam packed with a crunchy adrenaline-laced build up, a lush piano led breakdown, and finally, a synth-heavy drop where the hypnotic melody will leave listeners on a sonic cloud nine. If you’re a listener of van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show, you may already be familiar with the single due to its premiere on last week’s episode. If “Komorebi” has sparked your Super8 fever, make sure to stay tuned for a must-hear remix package coming soon!
Stream “Komorebi” HERE
Branko – Atlas Remixes (Out January 20th, Enchufada)
LAURA CARBONE – Sirens LP (Out March 11th, Duchess Box)
Once the lead singer from Germany punk pop outfit ‘Deine Jugend’, Laura Carbone’s debut solo album Sirens is a clear musical awakening with stand out tracks like “Heavy Heavy”, “Swans” and “Stigmatized” this album clearly walking on the dark side of pop street and brings a freshness which is unparalleled to the chewing gum rock n roll scene.
You can find more Laura Carbone HERE
SAVANT – Vex LP (June 2016)
After twelve chart-topping full-length LPs in just a handful of years, mashing his unique style of dance music against everything from classical and video game music to the sounds of the Middle East, Aleksander Vinter, aka Savant, has set sights on conquering the world of pop music. We got a taste of his vocal chops on his eighties space rock-influenced 10th album Protos (listen to “Rider In Red” HERE), and he will be bringing this style in full force on his upcoming album Vex.
Watch the music video for the first single from Vex, “Fire,” HERE
DJ SHADOW – Forthcoming LP (Date TBA)
We haven’t heard any new material from the legendary DJ Shadow since the summer of 2014 through his release of the ‘Liquid Amber’ EP. Since then he’s been pushing artists through his label, also named Liquid Amber. More news to come soon on the release of his upcoming LP. Until then, enjoy the first single “Swerve” HERE
VIRUS SYNDICATE – Symptomatic LP (Date TBA, Midication)
Dedicated to pushing the very limits of word play and production techniques, Virus Syndicate have appeared on labels as disparate as Ministry Of Sound and Never Say Die, from Buygore to Bomb Squad. They’ve collaborated with some of the most exciting producers you can imagine; Jaguar Skills, SKiSM, Foreign Beggars, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, Rockwell, Buku, and many more. They’re also the only UK act to be given the green light to cover Pink Floyd’s household hit ‘Money.’ Sympomatic marks a new chapter for the band as it is their first body of work entirely produced and composed by the group.
Listen to more Virus Syndicate HERE
GOVINDA – Forthcoming EP (Date TBA, Gravitas Recordings)
The Austin based producer/composer began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. Govinda has been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Check out his latest work HERE as look forward to his upcoming release with Gravitas Recordings.
LOLA SPARKS- Forthcoming
The Day After Festival (January 15-17th) Panama City, Panama
Over 40,000 dance music aficionados will be making the journey to the Figali Convention Center in Panama City, Panama for the 3 day event. International dance music champions Above & Beyond, Jack U and Zedd are headlining the festival and will be supported by a roster of forward-thinking dance music artists including Blasterjaxx, Club Banditz, GTA, Jauz, Sander Van Doorn and Yellow Claw. The Beatport stage will also make its return to TDA in 2016 and will feature underground acts such as Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Bob Moses and more.
Corona Electric Beach (February 13 & March 17th) Miami Beach, FL
Ultimate Music Festival (March 16-19th) South Padre Island, TX
Kicking off with a raucous pre-party at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark in South Padre Island, TX, Disco Donnie and GlobalGroove Events have invited none other than DJ Snake, sax-wielding DJ/producer Big Gigantic, Keys N Krates, and Jackal to usher in the event on Wednesday, March 16th. For day one of UME on Thursday, March 17th, a to-be-announced headliner will be supported by Galantis, Jauz, and Zaxx who will be taking turns on the festival’s multiple adrenaline fueled stages. Day two Friday, March 18th sees Porter Robinson end the night with his jaw-dropping live show, while 3LAU, Sam Feldt, and Sigala all stop by the LED lit decks. Finally, closing out the festival on Saturday, March 19th, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgeous, masked DJ marshmello, and Tigerlily will be saying goodbye to another whirlwind year of UME. Stay tuned for more line-up announcements to come!
Moogfest (May 19-22nd) Durham, NC
Moogfest – the synthesis of music, art, and technology – announces their tenth, and most experiential, lineup yet. Over one hundred musical acts including headlining performances by Gary Numan playing a three night residency of his trailblazing early albums, a two-night residency by GZA, ODESZA, Laurie Anderson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Suzanne Ciani, Blood Orange, and Sun Ra Arkestra; with keynote presentations by transhumanist activist and pharma tycoon Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and computer scientist Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in the field of virtual reality.
The press release for the festival can be viewed HERE
Sunset Music Festival (May 28-29th) Tampa, FL
Last year, the two-day soirée saw an absolutely massive line-up jam packed with dance music’s brightest stars including Tiësto, Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren, Porter Robinson, Showtek, and over 40 additional acts. Drawing 50,000+ attendees over Memorial Day weekend, SMF will kick off summer bigger and brighter than ever.
Hyperspektiv Photo/Video App (Available In App Store 1/19)
Coming from a team including Justin Boreta of The Glitch Mob, Hyperspektiv is a photo/video app that uses an intuitive, touch-based approach allowing the user to dive right into visual effects, producing high quality results, that would normally require powerful software and years of experience, with just an iPhone. Justin’s last foray into the world of apps, with a different team, was the highly successful Mirrorgram (now known as SparkMode), which has 166,000+ users and landed at #1 in its first week in the App Store under New & Noteworthy and Photo (paid), and #11 Overall under paid apps.