L.A. based producer and vocalist NYIKO returns to our page with another taste of his latest single “One U Luv.“ Only this time he reveals a brand new video to accompany the dream-pop anthem. We love when artists take risks with the filming process and in NYIKO’s case the video was all shot in one take which is pretty hard to pull off. Director Warner Shaw totally nailed the overall vibe which is a bit surreal and totally dreamy. Here is a bit more on the track directly from NYIKO’s lips:
“It’s not quite a love song and it’s not quite a break-up song. Real life relationships are rarely that simple. It’s about that space in-between love and loss, when two people are passionately intimate, but there are factors that are pulling them in opposite directions.”
Check out the video after the jump!
Phoenix based imprint and blog Casablanca Sunset shares remixes off the forthcoming remix package from KOWL and Anjulie‘s collaboration, “Just Words.” Three stellar remixes from Mona Vale, EDES and the one-and-only Lifelike! With summer around the corner, road trips are on everyone’s mind and Lifelike just has that sound that we crave on long drives through the desert or coast. And this remix is right up there on those road trip playlists. It’s beautifully melodic, uplifting, refreshing and has those magical synthscapes that only Lifelike can construct. He uses the vocals in all the right spots and the result is a quintessential summer anthem. Stream it up above.
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London based Swedish producer Blende unleashes his first track of 2018 titled “Do You Remember?” This marks a return to taste-making imprint Eskimo Recordings and hopefully the first of many to come out this year. This time he teams up with the frontman of Belgian electro-rock band Goose, Mickael Karkousse. The result resides in the disco realm while still staying true to each of their own musical leanings.
(Photo by Sheana Yu)
Pastel has a new EP in the works and while we wait for more information on that, a few days ago he dropped a groovy little number called “Save Me.” We’re definitely keeping an ear out for word on the EP, but this will hold us over. His poignant instrumentals are on full display along with his vocals all on an infectious and effervescent track. This song was actually created from one of his live sessions (number 11 on the Tower Bridge) that he’s been filming and posting on his socials. Stream it after the jump!
(Photo by Colin Defenbau)
Plastic Plates and Amtrac return to their Luces project with a brand new EP. It dropped on Friday and we’ve been waiting for this one ever since the duo started posting images and leaking more and more clues over the last couple of weeks. It’s titled ‘Revelation’ and was released via the Needwant crew who has gained a reputation for churning out stellar music from some of the most promising talent on the scene. The title track premiered with XLR8R a few hours ago and it’s a rhythmic synth dream that builds into a mesmerizing euphoric ride that is a refreshing take on the direction of dance music. The second track, “Who’s To Say,” surfaced a couple of days ago via Needwant with a slightly deeper and darker melodic house groove. Grab your copy over on Beatport!
L.A. based producer Daniel T graces our blog once again and this time he teams up with Brooklyn imprint Razor-N-Tape to drop a 4-track 12″ with his own edits. The “Daniel T Edits” EP is looking at a May 25th release and has already garnered a premiere from the taste-makers over at La.Ga.Sta for his exquisite track “Penguin Vacation.” It hits the ear like a warm summer stroll through the city. The beat definitely has roots in old school hip-hop with funky instrumentals that give it that organic, effortlessly cool vibe.
The first taste of new music for this year from French producer Défense has finally arrived. It’s a short and glorious reminder of his prowess with melodic ambient synthscapes. It’s simply called “Unknown” and definitely leaves us craving more. It’s a chillwave house dream reminiscent of Darius with a gorgeous ebb and flow.
(Photo by Alx Johnstone)
Summer is approaching quickly and we’re scouring the web for those gems to line our playlists with. Fortunately, we never have to look too far when Cosmo’s Midnight pops up on the blogosphere. The twins serve up a brand new single called “Polarised” with a highly addictive groove perfect for day and nighttime dance sessions. It has all the uplifting and effortlessly cool vibes we crave during summertime. It’s guaranteed to have you on your feet with a smile from ear to ear. Keep an ear out for more from the duo because their album, ‘What Comes Next,’ is gearing up for a June 15th release!
Airwolf comes shining through with a burst of energy titled “Chasing You.” This is his latest single and this time he taps into a booming 90s house vibe complete with diva vocals. It has big room anthem energy that will have a crowd going wild. It’s one of those euphoric dance moments that sets the tone for the rest of your night. Grab the track here thanks to the etcetc crew!
The boys from Bondax are giving us Digitalism mixed with a bit of Daft Punk vibes in their latest remix. Their rendition of Franc Moody‘s “Dance Moves” is geared for the global dance floor. With synths bubbling over and a groove that won’t quit this is a perfect blend of disco and house. The original bassline is highlighted in this version as they take things from daytime to nighttime. Take it with you on the road with the top down.