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…)
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.
I’m just returning from a long and magical week in Tulum, Mexico, and coming back to the real world from a vacation with a surreal feeling. Don’t you wish you could stay on a warm tropical beach with crystal clear blue water and a fancy drink? It’s time to escape the mind and soul in this playlist. It will help you through the workweek and transport you to that tropical getaway. From Afro-House to Tribal House, the top tracks for your vacation vibes are here. Head to the MyPlayground SoundCloud, press like, and save for future plays and shares!
For those who love to go back in time to include in the records that truly made a difference. The single It's filled with Afro House vibes; the track has a blissful sound combined with a deep and dark bassline. It causes addition to pressing repeat, its melody is still fresh. The mix of African children's vocals throughout its melody.
From the Grammy-nominated album ‘Subconsciously’, the brilliant single stands out from the rest. Its electrifying elements draw an innovative rhythm with its rooted sounds. It releases euphoric vibes throughout the play.
It was an all-time personal favorite; it was first discovered during a trip to Costa Rica for Envision Festival. It grew on me so fast with its tranquil and vibrant beats. I would wake up to this track because it was the perfect way to begin each day for a year straight. It's still an all-time favorite with its uplifting chime.
IIts simple melody evolves into its own style of sound mixed with Afro-House. Its underlining tone corsets until it reaches its execution, fulling its glory. With its unique vocals, the track is a rare gem.
The original version is blissful; however, the song was reimagined once the remix was released. The remix has been played in clubs. With his various realms of sounds and elements, this track brings out different emotions. It has beautiful vocals throughout the entire song. Its work of craft brings out the artistry between both producers.
This very catchy tune has been used on some social media, but its tune draws popularity within the community. It has sunkissed vibes and energy to bring the best mood out of anyone and its warm touch to its sound.
It’s filled with jungle sounds and luscious basslines, and frequencies. While listening to it the track transports to sonic escape. Its tribal and rich percussion with its organic textures. Your mind will still resonate with nature and the world even after it's over.
The vibrant track has a tribal vibe from Latin American roots to it. Its oral traditions combined with Latin vocals demonstrate the artistry. It displays the culture in full form. It has a catchy tune that shows its true potential.
The fast-paced dimensions of sound and basslines. The mixture of an industrial sound has futuristic vibes. The combination between both artists makes a brilliant track true and whole producers. It is full of uplighting tones and vocals.
The true Afro House artist's music is illustrated through his tribal roots. It has a cultural dimension of sound and bass. It has a happy and energetic sound to the remix. It shows a different light and raw sound.
The 90s was such a great decade, it was such a simple time where people had money to party. Iconic clubs like Tunnel and Limelight were everyone’s top list to party at and those infamous raves at abandoned places. Where clubbers listened to nothing but house music. A time when a person saw one DJ for six hours straight with no breaks. If you’re a 90s baby or a Gen X that used to go to the raves as a teen, here’s The 90s was such a great decade, it was such a simple time where people had money to party. Iconic clubs like Tunnel and Limelight were everyone’s top list to party at and those infamous raves at abandoned places. Where clubbers listened to nothing but house music. A time when a person saw one DJ for six hours straight with no breaks. If you’re a 90s baby or a Gen X that used to go to the raves as a teen, here’s a trip down memory lane.
For those who love to go back in time to include in the records that truly made a difference. The single was released in 1987 by an American producer and DJ featuring Anthony Thomas. It is one of the most widely acclaimed house classics.
In 1991, the debut album Beyond the Mix was on Virgin Records America. The album contained classic cuts. Knuckles remained part of the underground scene for years to come. He is known as The Godfather of house music, his music will forever remain in the scene. The Godfather of house music was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
The single was released in 1988 by the American electronic music group, featuring vocals by Paris Grey. It was the second single from their debut album, Paradise. It was written and produced by Kevin Saunderson and became an instant hit. The song didn't gain popularity in the United States till the early 90s.
It was originally released by American house-music group De'Lacy on East Street Records. It is one of the longest-established house labels in the U.S. The song features vocals by Rainie Lassiter. It is the group's most successful single. The Duo released the remix a few years later and is still an instant classic.
This song is known as one of the best house classics. The original version is blissful; however, the song was reimagined once the remix was released. The remix has been played in clubs worldwide. Musically the song takes in multiple genres. The original version from the album is a more low-tempo influenced song, while the popular Todd Terry remix version is a more up-tempo dance-pop song. The song talks about one person missing the other because they have moved away.
The vocal track was released in 1992; it quickly reached number one and became a mega-hit. This track was being played across the country and globally. In 2018 it was a rework on Defected Records.
This follow-up release to their previous single, "Dreamer," was a number-one hit in the UK. It was a sample throughout the 90s. The track has a new vocalist after the group failed to reach a deal with Janice Robinson. The frantic synths and beats of the song are sent in with Tameka's powerful vocals. She delivered an uplifting message over the clunking energetic beat. One of self-assurance is self-belief to succeed and achieve.
Today, the music has been played by artists globally, still giving the track life. It became a mega-hit from the beginning of its release in 1999. Ten years later, it became one of the biggest reworks in the dance music industry. It is the biggest and most popular track on Defected Records.
This strong track from the 90s is their best-known work and was originally released on Effective Records. The 1992 release was immediately successful in underground dance clubs and eventually became a massive one on the UK dance charts. It was a powerful fuel for any progressive-house dancefloor, even today. The members described the single as one of the first to create a distinctive British house sound.
The track was released in 1993 and became everyone's favorite dance hit. This one vibe vinyl alone helped kick off the UK house and garage scene, causing every artist in the scene to play in all clubs worldwide. The artists remain to create mega-hit individually and as a group.