Cory O & Raquel Divar – VANDALS

July 10, 2017 — Portland based producer and rap duo Cory O and Raquel Divar just dropped their music video for their single “VANDALS”. This is the first single off their upcoming Cory O and Raquel Divar’s currently untitled album release set for late 2017. Cory O’s beats set the perfect vibe for Divar’s excellent lyrical flow. “VANDALS” is a UK grime style tune with elaborate double time rhyme schemes, a west coast twist on 140 grime, and high-energy visuals shot and edited by Tim Slew of Soundlapse. The music video focuses on Raquel Divar who proves her abilities as a kick ass female rapper.

Rising electro-pop siren Rachel K Collier shares acoustic version of “Rust”

Now in full flow with a solo project that’s truly independent and organic in nature, “Rust” demonstrates Collier’s self-crafted signature sound of sampling, building and layering cool experimental vocal riffs, together with solid, house-influenced percussive grooves.

Dealing with making a conscious effort to keep relationships fresh and not to take the person closest to you for granted, Collier’s metaphorical lyrics and vocals are strong as ever.
“Rust” is Collier’s final standalone single this year and will be followed up with her second EP in early Autumn and debut Album early 2018.

Austrian producer filous releases new single ‘Knots’ feat. klei and announces forthcoming EP ‘For Love’, due for release this Autumn

Today filous announces his next EP entitled For Love as well as sharing his new single ‘Knots’. The track features electro-pop newcomer klei, and was inspired by a quest for balance between “old and modern, organic and electronic, playful and heavy.” Crisp tropical synth production underlies klei’s airy vocals, culminating in hypnotic melodies.

Evolving from a naturally gifted instrumentalist to precocious beat maker to full-fledged auteur, filous – the alter-ego of 20-year old Viennese student Percy — has always been something of an enigma, driven by an incessant curiosity and a need for discovery. First showcasing his unusually inquisitive mind at the tender age of 10 years old, he soon became proficient in dozens of instruments and started to immerse himself in far-flung influences ranging from progressive jazz to country, from bluegrass to black metal. The concept of “filous” emerged once Percy began experimenting with electronic production, teaching himself via Youtube tutorials with all of his earliest remixes built from artists he discovered on the streaming platform.

As resourceful as he is talented, the young upstart has since caught the ears of tastemakers and electronic music fans alike, which has grown his unique global footprint to over a quarter of a billion combined YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify streams, thanks to 11+ Hypemachine No. 1s and his debut EP Dawn topping the iTunes electronic chart in more than 9 countries, including Switzerland, Austria, India and Russia. With Dawn, filous cemented himself as an artist to watch — toeing the line between timeless, cerebral songwriting and modernist, visceral electronic production — but with his forthcoming sophomore EP For Love, he’s proving himself as ready for the main stage.

Following in the footsteps of the genre’s best and brightest from Flume to ODESZA, filous returns with a lush crop of tracks that build on his origins while making him a viable chart-topping upstart. After spending time writing and living in Vienna over the past two years, he watched the local electronic scene bloom and evolve, and eventually opened himself up to the idea of collaborating, with For Love featuring his first-ever co-written tracks.

Lezcano – Forbidden Memories (inc. Adam Helder, Ugur Project Remix)

Society 3.0 Recordings presents its next release with the young and talented producer Lezcano. Lezcano is a tech house producer with a focus on great melodies, punchy beats and dense sonic landscapes. This release features the original single of the mix, as well as 2 remixed versions of the track.

The original single clocks in at slightly over the 6-minute mark, and packs a lot of groove and energy with its direct, yet engaging beat. The synth melodies are low key, yet dynamically rich. Lezcano knows how to play up the intensity of the arrangement, going for a sound that is always in motion. The second track in the setlist is a remix curated by Adam Helder. In this version, the song acquires a really nice old school vibe with some flavorful analog beats.

The third track and second remix is curated by Ugur Project, who reinvented the song with a nice tech-house feel inspired by the best European influences. The beat is lush, airy and steady throughout the entire track!

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Santé & Toni Varga team up with Sidney Charles and Dale Howard for elrow’s latest release.

July is here, heat is hitting strongly and elrow Music wants to continue its firm line of releases with this 108th offering. This time, the new delivery comes in the hands of a fresh and unseen pair: Germay’s Santé and elrow’s beloved resident, Toni Varga.

The ‘In Time’ EP is a four-tracker with two original takes by the new production duo and two remixes, by Sydney Charles and Dale Howard, respectively.

The EP opens with In Time (Original Mix), a track in which the duo starts with a strong yet loose percussion, that gives it a character of its own, to continue with a combination of a firm vocal line with a truly outstanding and playful set of sound FX, that will make the crowds go crazy with it, making this tune perfect for peak times on the dancefloor.

The In Time remix comes in the hands of Sydney Charles, who tightens the percussion, gives the track a different progression and bathes it with a techier vibe which effectively alters the original mindset of the track, making it more physical and percussive.

Then we have Sub Bass System (Original Mix), in which Santé & Toni Varga use a stronger and more techno-like percussion, along a vocal line that sings the tracks title, and starts becoming more progressive and deep by the half of it, incorporating different sets of sound FX and synth lines, giving a more atmospheric feel.

This time, Sub Bass System remix is delivered by Dale Howard, whose interpretation is a true masterpiece, giving it a deeper feel totally infused with Ibizas vibe, a cleaner and steadier percussion set, with a groovier feel to it, beside the way he manages to play with the vocal line, making the remix perfect for any time on the dancefloor. Crowds are going to love any of the tracks in this EP, which demonstrates both sides of elrow Music’s signature sound, completing an amazing ERM108 reference.

All in all, elrow Music continues its sound journey, strengthening its position and reputation as one of the finest labels in the current tech-house scene.

Major Lazer Debuts Video for “Know No Better” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo

“For me, Major Lazer is the ne plus ultra of dance music videos,” says director Philip Andelman. “It’s always been a dream of mine to work with them and be included in their insane canon. Which is where the idea for the video started, with a daydream. I used to space out all through high school about being the sickest guitarist in the world to impress girls but all I could play in real life was a quarter-speed version of Slash’s solo from “Sweet Child O’Mine.” I thought it could be fun to do a video that married a kid’s daydream of being a Major Lazer backup dancer (i.e. the ultimate goal for any dancer out there) with the reality of quotidian ass-kickings and unbearable siblings.”

“Know No Better”—streamed more than 100 million times to date—is the title track from the band’s new EP surprise-released last month, two years to the day after their groundbreaking LP Peace is the Mission. The EP expands upon the group’s global sound, taking inspiration from their travels to Pakistan, Cuba, South America, Africa and more while paying homage to their Caribbean roots.

Know No Better finds the trio collaborating with artists from the world over who share their mission of “making the world smaller by making the party bigger,” with appearances from Machel Montano, Busy Signal, Sean Paul, Konshens, J Balvin, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna, Anitta, Pabllo Vittar and more, as well as production work from the likes of Jr. Blender, Boaz van de Beatz, King Henry and Maphorisa.

The new EP follows the worldwide, record-shattering success of “Run Up” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ and “Lean On” with DJ Snake featuring MØ, one of the most successful songs of all time.

Furthermore, Major Lazer’s documentary Give Me Future, filmed at their historic, 400,000 person 2016 show in Havana, Cuba, premiered earlier this year at Sundance to rave reviews and is set for release this fall.

Noise Zoo continue impressive 2017 with ‘Vernazza’

Noise Zoo bring their beloved, melodic sound back to Enhanced Progressive with a sensational new track ‘Vernazza’.

The duo turn out another exciting, intricate production with an impressive bassline – ‘Vernazza’ displays all the hallmarks of a distinct Noise Zoo production. Slight, subtle vocal chops surround a euphoric melody in brilliantly inviting production from the pair.

Heading straight for peak-time sets thanks to its combination of energy & euphoria, the Noise Zoo boys are back with ‘Vernazza’.

Disco-don MOULLINEX drops summer banger ‘WORK IT OUT’ (FEAT. FRITZ HELDER of Azari & III)

“Work it Out” is the new single by Moullinex, featuring Fritz Helder (of Azari & III).

It is dirty, groove-infused, sexually charged, and perfectly combines the best elements of a great funk song with those of an underground club anthem.

The collaboration between Moullinex and Fritz felt immediately natural, and the result is a contagiously catchy jam. Being mutual fans, and both sharing a deep love for unapologetic, in-your-face funk artists like Cameo, Rick James, Colonel Abrams and of course, Prince, the collaboration felt immediately natural. The result is a celebratory purge of everyday pressure, the perfect soundtrack for that exact moment when one chooses not to deal with someone else’s BS.

HYPERSEX is name of the new Moullinex album, out this fall. It’s a collective love letter to club culture, and a celebration of love, inclusion and difference.

After the two previous singles “Open House” and “Love Love Love”, both received with critical and public acclaim, “Work it Out” sheds new light into Moullinex’s third album, bridging optimism with defiance.

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