Our beloved Yuksek has a new single out featuring Polo & Pan titled “Cadenza.” It’s as hypnotic as we expected, but this time he deviates a bit from his usual disco sound to serve up some quality house vibes. This man can do it all and his attention to melody is unparalleled. Yuksek always knows how to get those bodies into motion. The bass is powerful and confident and when it’s paired with the undulating chords the results are quintessential dance floor fodder. Stream it after the jump!
The Trailing Twelve crew is slated to release a steady stream of bops in the coming months. Coming up first is this gorgeously heady anthem from Boston-based producer, The White Electric. The song is dubbed “Currents” and it fits perfectly with the soundwaves emanating from this track.
“Dissonant keys, tranquil vocal sampling, and modulating percussion act as sparkling particles dancing along a subliminal momentum. Ultimately, this latest release conveys a feeling of calm while introducing unexpectedly pleasant and completely atypical stages of expression.”
We love unexpected sounds and arrangements. And this track really serves up lush layers with peaks and lows and amazing chords. There’s a great expansive and melodic quality to it that really hits the spot. A moody late night snack worthy of a thorough listen as you sit back with your headphones and a cocktail in hand.
Le Youth returns like a breath of fresh air with an all new bop to light up our weekends. He lines up a solid vocal treatment from Samana for this infectious track titled “Selfish.” During his hiatus he ventured out to explore new sounds and work with new hardware. His ear was keen for deeper sounds and it’s represented beautifully in this new track that still carries that house filter only this time with a new twist. The synths are a total standout on this track with deeper layers and multiple levels supporting Samana’s filtered vocals. We’re loving this new direction. One thing is for sure, this one is going to be lighting up plenty of dance floors.
(Artwork by Bráulio Amado)
La.Ga.Sta‘s 10 year anniversary compilation is out! They invited some of their favorite artists to contribute to the compilation. The concept behind the release was to ask each artist and producer to choose one of their favorite songs and make a cover with their own twist.
“The outcome is an exceptional 15 track compilation that brings the most deserving music to the surface, from George Michael to Siouxsie and the Banshees and from Sade to Blood Orange. It’s a fusion of different decades and music styles.”
One standout comes from Madrid based producer, Pional, who gives us a gorgeous cover of Blood Orange‘s “Saint.” Catch the stream after the jump! And you can also grab your copy of the compilation over on La.Ga.Sta’s Bandcamp page.
Catch the first glimpse of Zimmer‘s highly anticipated debut album. It’s called “Mayans” and last week he dropped the official video to go along with it. The track is mesmerizing, deep electronica and the video follows suit with hypnotic patterns and visuals that include a 3D animated Zimmer leading the horde of people to their destination. Check it out after the jump! And keep an ear out for the release of his debut album coming in September!
May is usually a great time for music. The weather starts to warming up, flowers bloom and people begin getting restless for summer. Fittingly, Abc Dialect, a Barcelona based duo that knew this, dropped “Magic” today- a beaming, buttery delivery that should make an easy soundtrack to all things Spring 2019. As luck would have it, the track is part of a their forthcoming EP, Real Life, expected this year via Casablanca Sunset. According to the guys, “… for this track we’ve decided to go with a more organic approach; recording live drums together with keyboards and bass and then adding some guitars, synths, flute and vocals. We tried to keep the instrumental as simple and groovy as possible in order to give more space to the vocals and the flute which are the key elements on this track. The lyrics are simple but effective and relatable. The song had started being much more electronic and fast until we understood that it was meant to be much more real and pure.”
Stream the release below or via your favorite streaming platform: https://bit.ly/2UzA9UY
Norwegian producer Boge comes through with the summer vibes we’ve been craving. It’s about that time of the year when everyone starts putting out their sumer bangers and our bodies are ready. This gem is called “Stay” and features the ultra sultry vocals of Melis. It’s a melodic, romantic deep house track that melts in your ear. We’re definitely going to have this one lined up for those warm summer nights.
While renovating their space, the guys from Röyksopp stumbled onto a chest with rare B-sides, exclusives and previously unreleased tracks. And they’ve found the perfect way to share them with the world. They compiled a playlist called “Lost Tapes” with four tracks on deck so far. The latest is one of our favorites called “Church” and it boasts a dark balearic groove. It was recorded 6 years ago, but we’d argue that it is timeless because it would fit right in with today’s global dance floor.
Beni is no stranger to our playlists, he’s a constant source of sumptuous dance music and his latest track is the perfect example. He teams up with Mattie Safer on vocals once again to deliver a track called “Let’s Start The Dance.” And that’s exactly what they do, delivering an infectious melodic house track with a sole purpose of making you sweat it out. This is prime nighttime dance floor fodder. You can grab the track over at Unknown Records.