The dog days of summer are here, so let's close out the summer with the biggest tracks and anthems released over the last month. The second part of the list of bangers of all the biggest tracks from heavyweight DJs and hidden gems from under artists. Let's soak up the last weeks of summer together with tracks from Defected Records, Dirtybird, and Desert Hearts, plus underground soulful tunes. Get dark and dive deeper into the underground realm and untold stories of artists waiting to share their talent. Listen through and discover unknown DJs and upcoming producers. The third and final edition of the FRESH OFF THE BEAT summer series will be out on the final days of summer.
The summer and the official festival season have arrived, which means a boast of new releases for the perfect setting for Ibiza, open-air events, rooftops, pool, and the beach. FRESH OFF THE BEAT is back in the official summer playlist, this is only part one of the summer series playlists. The first edition features local and internal talent from full EPs to techno remixes and house bangers. This will jolt emotions and body to ultimate levels with these next-level bangers and soon-to-be summer anthems.
FRESH OFF THE BEAT returns, this week the segment features the likes of new uprising talent and heavyweight legends. Canvasing over multiple genres and sub-genres plus introducing projects from indie electronic artists. Featuring the likes of Domnbresky, The Chemical Brothers, Icarus, and Bacavi. This playlist article will keep you dancing till the weekend and beyond.
This week's edition of, FRESH OFF THE BEAT features a slew of deep house, techno, and house music tracks straight from the underground scene. Including heavyweight pioneers of our time and classic legends. Mixing in this week's edition of the new segment are some remixes, and edits from old tracks with a revamped twist to them. There will be tour dates along the way from emerging and mainstage artists.
This new segment features the latest releases from DJs and producers from all realms of electronic dance music. Each week, FRESH OFF THE BEAT will offer a canvas of new tracks and remixes. This week the ballot of new tunes ranges from Afro-House, Techno, Future Bass, and House Music. Touching on DJ heavyweights and underground talent, showcasing all the new talent, music, and remixes to keep you moving into the week.
Emerging from New York City, Portuguese DJ, and producer Jake Silva has captured the attention of dance music fans with his niche production style and captivating energy. Jake has earned a reputation for his energetic and unique sets across some of New York's most iconic nightlife venues including Lavo, Nebula, Harbor New York City, and many more. Transferring from performing behind the decks to the studio Jake has teamed up with rising Italian talent Ferrigno and Belgium-based DJ and producer AMARI for his first official release. Serving as his release debut on AMARI's prolific imprint House of Talents.
Alison Wonderland's newly-minted imprint FMU Records continues the rapid expansion of its catalog with 'Take Me Home.' It’s the latest single from one of California's most exciting players in bass music, sumthin sumthin. Arriving on the heels of stunning tracks from Jon Casey, Dabow, and Whyte Fang. This marks the first release of the year from sumthin sumthin, building upon his contributions to the ranks of globally beloved labels such as Bassrush, Deadbeats, Jadu Dala, and Quality Goods Records. 'Take Me Home' sees sumthin sumthin experiment with airy electronic elements, pushing forward his innate mastery of juxtaposing light and dark styles to deliver a sonic treat primed for sweaty warehouse spaces.
Dutch underground newcomer Mau P became a household name across international dance floors last summer. Kicking off this year with a fresh new infectious house gem, ‘Gimme That Bounce.’ It then builds up with sizzling high-hats, thumping kick drums, chopped-up, appropriately bouncy vocal samples, and an engine-revving riser before dropping into its dancefloor-igniting central section. Mixed with futuristic beats and vibrant synths packed with a massive drop. Showcasing his talent and creativity in all spectrums in creating the next hit anthem.
An implement of the electronic dance music scene, Modapit is already pushing boundaries between appearance, music, and production. Covered in their signature fishnet veil, black-on-black gothic, edgy attire. Modapit is revving up towards their debut album, a full-length project that promises to further spotlight the producer's uplifting, goth-techno aura. Releasing the first single of the upcoming album is the dark and defying techno track, 'Dancing.’ Perfectly suitable for the dancefloors from the title and infectious rhythm and deep house grooves and techno synths. Modapit delivers characteristic pop-electronic catharsis to every beat. Reaching different realms of dance music, creating an authentic track that will take over on an international level.
Back on the release radar, with another mesmeric new offering, releasing his new EP and the titled single on his imprint. Featuring a stunning remix courtesy of the legendary Nick Muir. Starting off the new year right, the 'Nòstra Dòna De La Gàrdia' EP is out now across all streaming platforms. The aptly titled imprint Olympe serves as an homage to Jickow's hometown of Marseille, France. The imprint aims to channel the authentic perspectives of both established and upcoming talents. Reflected in the EPs title, the 2-tracker references Marseille's Notre-Dame de la Garde, known to locals as Bonne Mère and written in the Provençal dialect as 'Nòstra Dòna De La Gàrdia'.
GetCosy returns to Dirtybird Records with a monstrous two-track EP. With its name derived from Greek mythology, GetCosy’s ‘Hercules’ EP is a sonic serpentine into techno's dark and devious side. Filled with textured basslines and distorted percussion, the titular track blasts off into a powerful, fast-paced modular synth anthem. GetCosy cements his status as one of Dirtybird’s rising talents. GetCosy is a Russian tech-house producer known for his effective and punchy music. An artist with considerable experience, GetCosy has appeared on labels such as Box Of Cats, My Techno Weighs A Ton, Wyldcard Records, Main Course, and more.
Eliott Litrowski and Voiski better known as SUPERSKI are back in the music scene again with 'Ajax Planet' a new retro-futuristic arrow with rave accents that sums up the desire behind the project. Flowing with positive energetic club music mixing their two universes, between electro and post-trance. Their debut album 'Mondo Moderno' will be out on March 31.
This anticipating track has been gearing up for this moment. A rendition from the original ‘Sorry’ reimagined by the talented DJ and producer, BLOND:ISH and LA-based Eran Hersh, Darmon, and Pop icon, Madonna. A groovy and tranquil touch and seductive, dark vocals blend the track into a unique style making it her own. Her artistry of recrafting the entire track morphing it into her own. She’ll be playing the new track in all her sets. Getting approval from Madonna herself, the new version of 'Sorry' is out via Insomniac Records.
Talent house and techno producer and DJ HoneyLuv is of the hottest breakthroughs on an international level. She has become an essential figure in a new generation of Black artists shaping the sound of dance music. Her newest and most brilliant collaboration with house music legend Harry Romero is ‘Inside My Mind.’ Delivering brilliant talent equally from both producers, this dark original is a sleek gem for any dancefloor. Featuring both artists trading off on vocals, it bursts with an energetic tech-heavy flow. This year, HoneyLuv will continue to dominate clubs and festival stages around the globe, with performances at EDC Mexico, Hangout Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival, FVDED In The Park, and Fisher’s inaugural Triip Festival in Malta.
The latest release from the fast-rising talent can only be with Dirtybird White Label. Each delivers impeccable rhythm and groove from all sides. ‘Cycling’ offers two distinct broken-beat instrumentals that will keep listeners on their toes with every twist and turn. The percussive-heavy track ripples with sharp cutting tones and an intoxicating baseline. Scattered with bright vocal chops and cadenced drum patterns by lush melancholic tones creating an intricately layered soundscape. In typical White Label fashion, ‘Cycling’ arrives as a vinyl release, available for purchase.
Techno siblings Robert and Lyric Hood return as Floorplan for another divine house track. ‘We Give Thee Honor’, a high-energy cut teased during their set at Nuits Sonores festival in Lyon, caught the attention of Classic label boss Luke Solomon. The record creates the unique energy of worship in full flow, with a vocal loop and gospel energy.
Drumcode label boss, Adam Beyer kicks off the year with a huge future classic, ‘Legend.’ A driven hypnotic dark track loaded with core percussion with a giant build-up releasing into a powerful drop. It's always exciting when Adam Beyer releases new music, it spreads like a techno virus. 'Legend' has been a highlight of the Drumcode boss’s sets stretching back to last summer. Key shows where the world-class DJ and producer highlighted the track in his sets include Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Ultra Europe, Printworks, and Elrow; in Ibiza, it was a fixture across his gigs at Hï, Amnesia, and Pacha.
Sean Thomas also known as &friends start the new year with another unique original release, 'Love Is The Way' ft. Oluwadamvic. Out via Thomas’ own Hidden Hands imprint the latest single sets the tone for a milestone year of new releases and tour dates fans can expect to see from the rising act across the year ahead. Soulful, uplifting lyrics from Oluwadamvic are expertly harmonized alongside a buoyant and vibrant electronic production built upon a percussive foundation of afro-house. Momentous builds and melodic breakdowns craft a cinematic soundscape narrated by the West African vocalist, who describes love as being the only way we can move forward as a society.
The highly anticipated debut release on John Summit’s label Off The Grid, ‘In Chicago’ has now a new official remix release from Spanish DJ and producer Danny Avila. Playing to the intensity of the original version with its rich synth soundscapes and suitably full-throttle bassline, this mix showcases Danny’s signature mainstage-ready sound. This remix packs the expected punch from two of electronic music’s most talked-about producers.
After a three-year hiatus with help from dance music and live events powerhouses Insomniac and Club Glow, Moonrise Festival will return. On Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, the grounds of the Pimlico Race Course will change into a different universe of space, alternate creatures, and immersive art decorations.(more…)
Erez Elsen and Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani are the two members of the infamous psytrance duo, Infected Mushroom. They have been touring the world, creating music for twenty-five years, and establishing themselves as the biggest acts in the dance music scene. Performing live or DJ sets at a festival or concert, the pair always delivers their unique sound in a divine style. The LA-based, Israeli-bred duo earned their reputation as groundbreaking pioneers. Throughout their span of releases, it led to tens of millions of cult-like-following devoted fans. While raising the bar in production and creating music, they redefined the rules, and the duo inspired psytrance what it is today.(more…)
While people are gearing up for Group Therapy 500, one of the members from Above & Beyond has been working on a new project titled JODA Music. “We Find Ourselves” is the debut single from Jono Grant & Darren Tate, which is now on Anjunabeats.
Over two decades, Above & Beyond has established itself as one of its biggest trio electronic dance groups. They have produced eight studio albums. Seventeen compilation albums, plus a film score, and nearing 100 singles. Including their label Anjunabeats catalog of talented artists from one of the biggest dance communities.
Darren Tate is a multi-talented musician, songwriter, producer, and hitmaker. He’s known for his classic trance banger “It’s My Turn,” then twice under Jurgen Vries's name. The following years saw more musical experiences. Plus Top 40 UK hits (12 in total) and the trance-facing DT8 Project.
Almost twenty years ago, the pair managed to sync their schedules to work on a couple of tracks, 'Let The Light Shine In' and 'Nocturnal Creatures. Clearly, there was chemistry here. The pair went on different musical paths in opposite directions, producing Trance music. Both being respectable as artists, then reconnecting other than fleetingly was never easy.
In 2019 Tate returned to his trance roots and signed to Anjunabeats for his DT8 Project releases. Around the same time, Above & Beyond received an offer to score an environmental documentary, 'The Last Glaciers.' What was fun turned into an actual serious project, combining various bits of analog and vintage equipment they both collected over the years. Drawing from many of their childhood influences, they have compiled a collection of tracks that sounds out of their element.
“Darren had the idea of using the ARP Odyssey for the bass sound,” explains Grant, “and it sounds very retro. We were listening to stuff like the Drive soundtrack by Kavinsky. So the tempo of the track actually comes from that style of music. We wouldn't have ended up at 110 BPM if it wasn't for listening to that kind of music."
“We Find Ourselves” features Grant's own vocals. The debut single is a euphoric mix of trance and deep house. Full of uplifting raw energy and with an electrifying melody. The stunning lyrics combined with the crafty realm of sound and rhythms. Both artists put their passion and experience into the new project. JODA Music is an expansion within their creative realm. They worked together to produce in Tate’s studio in suburban north London and A&B’s south London HQ.
Watch JODA for more upcoming magic this spring and summer 2022. 'We Find Ourselves" is out now on Anjunabeats. Once you hit play, you'll never stop pressing repeat.
A fresh new sound is emerging from Atlanta, Ga. British-born House music DJ and producer Viv Castle has crafted his latest release, “Control,” on Hausa Groove. The track is set to be summer’s tech-house banger. The new track is available on all streaming platforms, already racking up over 50,000+ streams and listeners.
"It's my first "finished track," and it will always keep a special place in my heart. It is amazing to play your own music at a gig for the first time and see the crowd jump to it. Control holds that spot for me.".Viv Castle
A mix of tribal house and tech-house, the brilliant catchy tune brings a sensation warmth of serenity. He found the sample "losing control" and instantly started to work to make a bassline and went with it. The combination of percussion and the sexy vocals uplifts the human spirit, bringing them to the full motion of uncontrollable dancing. As summer anthems are starting to arrive, “Control” is on the top list to join the roster. His dedication to the community and love for music helps provide him with the opportunity to impact fans worldwide. The sky is the limit for him and his music.
It's already been a massive year with the recent bangers. Below the surface are some hidden talents waiting to be discovered. This playlist is a blend of dance music ranging from techno, house music, electro, plus Drum n' Bass. A mix of some 2022 favorite anthems to unexplored music. Head to the MyPlayground SoundCloud, press like, and save for future plays and shares!
The multi-talented artist from Los Angeles comes from classical roots, and dark, velvet bass tones fill her music. It’s her first independent release of 2022 on the boutique record imprint Petit Matin. The track is a melodic techno voyage through dimensions and galaxies. This year, her deeper foray into the European dance label space comes in the wake of 2021 releases via RÜFUS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records, Anjunadeep, and Somatic Records.
They are following on from their recent announcement that Higher will return to Dubrovnik. It will be their most prominent and anticipated festival this year. In addition, they released their first track of 2022 on their own imprint Sola. The club-ready single has already made waves to be a festival anthem.
Heading into their 10th year as a family, Desert Hearts is known for its wild style of attire and fun personalities, and colorful music. About three years ago, the sub-label Desert Hearts Black emerged. It offered a more extensive range of techno and house music. The recent release is just one of the three tracks from the sensational EP. The track opens with a pleasing sound. It's then followed by an array of riveting melodies.
Triple-platinum Sydney-born producer releases his sophomore album into the world, LIFTED, via Future Classic. The euphoric masterpiece arrives when fans need it the most, infusing the same emotion of his celebrated live shows into every moment of the project. The record features his latest single, a slice of carefree dance-pop bliss born from a writing session in LA. The track's steady groove and infectious hook form the resilient poolside energy.
Brazilian producer is only 22-years old and already has a large bill of original tracks on respected labels. His incredible mixing skills often result in a one-of-a-kind connection to the dancefloor, while his songs create an engaging atmosphere. The song has a fast-paced rhythm, big round bass, and a jazzy top line that speaks for itself.
Recorded originally in the 1990s, ‘Sete Djon Ye’ is one of the earliest hits from the iconic Malian musical duo Amadou & Mariam. The track is revisioned into a sleek deep house masterpiece from its original West African blues. This magnificent song transcends the ages while losing none of its mesmerizing heartfelt power.
Brooklyn dance legends are making their triumphant return with their first single off their forthcoming ‘Into The Fire EP.’ Out May 6 on Razor-N-Tape / Heavenly Sweetness (France). The track is a smoldering Afro/Latin house exploration that weaves deep & bouncy basslines—fueled with dreamy Spanish vocals and a hint of acid house. French producer Yuksek delivers in his signature style with a clubby remix.
Chicago’s man-of-the-moment is back on Defected with his latest heavy bender-banger. The track has boundless energy with a Latin-infused cut that combines his signature chunky bassline. An earworm vocal and infectious groove ready to dominate killer sound systems across the globe.
Two of the members from Dirtybird released their collaborative EP. It arrives as the newest edition of the White Label Series. A combination of the futuristic productions and the dynamic vocal range from each artist. The Dirtybird White Label continues to venture into more left-of-center and underground sounds.
Techno and House Icon Damian Lazarus made his return to the dancefloor with a remix for an eclectic club hit from Crosstown Rebels. He re-shapes the track with brooding peak-time sensibilities and takes the original's upbeat, indie-disco sounds. He casts spikey 303 acid lead lines across a haunting drum groove and ear-catching bloops. TEED recently announced the ‘A Dream I Have’ 22-date tour.