Selections: They Hate Change

For Vonne Parks and Andre Gainey, music discovery and exchange are fundamental to music making. The magnetic rap duo first bonded as teenagers in Tampa, Florida through a shared love for crate digging, and sharing their discoveries with one another. When they started making music and DJing together, their omnivorous …

Noods Radio announces artist development programme, Bloom

Noods Radio has announced a new artist development programme called Bloom.  The initiative will offer emerging musicians in South-West England and South Wales the opportunity to refine their skills through masterclasses, mentoring, studio time, music videos, press photos, live performances, and guest radio shows.  Applications are currently open to producers, …

Premiere: Crossover Network ‘These Moments’

Crossover Network will release a brand new EP, ‘These Moments’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Coming off the back of releases on Dalmata Daniel, Label in Disarray and Rotterdam Electronix, the Scotland-based hardware enthusiast returns to his own Pleasure Deficit imprint with …

FOUNDATION.FM announces International Women’s Day compilation with Ariel Zetina, Karen Nyame KG, Ikonika, more

FOUNDATION.FM is releasing a compilation to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Due to arrive on IWD (8th March), ‘BODIES’ spans 12 tracks and is split across two sides, with side A giving attention to “club sounds with themes towards the extreme, fun, harder” and side B showcasing “alternative sounds through …

UK musicians to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under new code

Musicians in the UK are to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under a new code published today (31st January). Created by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the voluntary code commits to improving transparency across the music streaming industry by setting out standards of good practice between labels, distributors, …

The Sound Of: Pressure Dome

A fresh spin on a beloved sound, a pool of slept-on talent, a sharp aesthetic — there are plenty of magic ingredients that make a label successful. People don’t talk as much about the power of balancing the books and making sure each move is sustainable, but an affinity for …

MNTRA, GPU Audio & Outer Echo Set To Drop ‘Living Sky’

Living Sky is a spatial reverb plugin driven to reimagine three-dimensional spatial audio production. The collaboration brings together MNTRA’s experience with virtual instruments and GPU Audio’s unique audio processing capabilities, alongside Outer Echo’s excellence in providing DSP solutions for unconventional spatial applications. Living Sky promises to be an extensive universe …

A New Festival, SUNNY SIDE, Is Coming to Malta This May

SUNNY SIDE hits the Mediterranean Island from May 17th to May 19th. Having now completed the lineup, SUNNY SIDE is all set. The festival includes a range of house and techno stars including Ryan Elliott, Tijana T, Satoshi Tomiie LIVE, Dyed Soundorom, Tini, Cabanne, Dana Ruh, Eli Verbeing, and Vo1gt.m4s. …

Free regular drug-checking service to launch in Bristol by The Loop

The UK’s first regular drug-checking service is launching in Bristol this weekend, run by harm-reduction charity The Loop. This first-of-its-kind service will run on the last Saturday of every month, in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project (BPD) and Bristol City Council. Licensed by the Home Office, the scheme will allow frequent or dependent …

Bullion announces new album, shares Carly Rae Jepsen collab, ‘Rare’: Listen

Bullion has announced a new album and linked up Carly Rae Jepsen to release its first single, ‘Rare’. Check it out below.  Set for release 26th April, via Ghostly International, ‘Affection’ will also include collaborative tracks with Panda Bear and Charlotte Adigéry. Bullion, the British producer, singer, and songwriter has …

Montreal cuts funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24 despite plans to revitalise sector

Montreal’s local government has cut off funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24. News of the funding cut was confirmed by the not-for-profit organisation this month, and has led to the group having to lay off employees and terminate existing contracts with freelancers. The conference Montreal Night Summit, which had …

Selections: Nene H

“The whole thing is a meme within a meme,” says Nene H about her new mini-album, ‘ISSA SCAM’, which will be released via the Live From Earth label in February. Across six tracks (and a sped-up bonus cut), she takes a scalpel to a range of topical issues, from digital …

Beatport Next Class Of 2024 Is Here

The annual accelerator program from Beatport, Beatport Next, has announced its class of 2024. Since its inception in 2021, Beatport Next has set out to cement the company’s support for rising talent. The focus is to provide artists with significant exposure across the range of The Beatport Group real estate. …

Berlin Senate scraps controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for arts funding amid protests

The Berlin Senate is dropping the controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for cultural grant recipients following pushback from artists around the world. The Senate Department of Culture and Social Cohesion cited “legal concerns” for scrapping the policy ​​with “immediate effect” in a statement on Monday, 22nd January. Introduced on 21st December, 2023, …

Orbital to reissue 1991 debut album ahead of The Green & Brown Album Tour

Orbital are reissuing their 1991 debut ‘The Green Album’, ahead of their upcoming live tour highlighting their first two self-titled LPs.  The special edition quadruple-vinyl box set of ‘The Green Album’ features 20 remastered tracks including the original US cassette bonus cut ‘Steel Cube Idolatry’, live versions of ‘Chime’ and …

Premiere: Scarlett O’Malley ‘Gossip Heavy’

Scarlett O’Malley is releasing her latest two-tracker, ‘Cool Down Cowboy’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Gossip Heavy’ below. The West London-based DJ and producer chases 2023 releases for Demi Riquisimo’s Semi Delicious and Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory label with a double helping of grooving tech-house on her …

Emily De Nando: Unveiling “Signora”: A Symphony of Freedom and Femininity

In the world of contemporary music, where the lines between cultural heritage and modern innovation often blur, Emily De Nando emerges as a beacon of authentic artistry. With her debut single “Signora,” De Nando steps onto the global pop stage, weaving a tapestry of Italian sophistication with pop sensibilities. Her …

Matroda Concludes Huge Festival Circuit & Tour with New Single ‘The Funk You Want” With POLOVICH

Maintaining his dominant presence, MATRODA continued his triumphant journey through 2023, gracing numerous clubs and festivals with his electrifying performances. Among the prestigious events he headlined this year were Lollapalooza, Veld Fest, Tomorrowland, EDC LV, and Splash House, all while overseeing his label Terminal Underground and unveiling new releases. MATRODA …

Cullen Jack’s “Space and Time”: A Poignant Reflection on Love and Loss

In the diverse world of contemporary music, Oregon’s own Cullen Jack emerges as a poignant storyteller with his latest single, “Space and Time.” This deeply emotive song underscores his journey from a classically trained pianist to a singer-songwriter with a flair for capturing the complexities of the human heart. Blending …

Bleu Clair Wraps Up The Year With Infectious Single “Boom Boom” Via Terminal Underground

Following a year filled with extensive tour dates across various continents that included performances at renowned events like Parookaville Festival 2023 & Tomorrowland 2023, tech-house maestro Bleu Clair is capping off the year with an incredible single “Boom Boom” via Matroda’s Terminal Underground imprint. This track seamlessly blends Bleu Clair’s …

5 Day Forecast Shines Bright with New Single “Sunrise At Club Space”

In the ever-evolving world of electronic dance music, 5 Day Forecast has emerged as a beacon of innovation and energy. With his latest single, “Sunrise At Club Space,” this Philadelphia-born DJ and producer continues to capture the essence of the vibrant nightlife scene, embodying the spirit of endless celebration and …

Enrose ’s “Tattoo” Pays Celebrates Individuality And Inner Strength

Mastery of the saxophone coupled with a talent for crafting soul-stirring melodies characterizes Gabi Rose’s role in presenting “Tattoo” as a contribution to the Enrose project. This track seamlessly blends components of Pop R&B, Soul Pop, and Chill Pop, encapsulating the mix of excitement and nervousness that accompanies the decision …

Roskamala ’s “Out Of The Maze” Promotes Inclusivity And Self-Love

With her latest single “Out Of The Maze,” Roskamala, a remarkable up-and-coming artist, has lured in audiences, touching their souls and stirring their spirits. Drawing from her personal experiences of feeling marginalized, she unapologetically challenges the constraints imposed by societal conventions, delivering a profound message of self-acceptance and empowerment. Her …

“Playboi Carti” Is Out Now

If you haven’t heard of Loe Shimmy, then what are you doing? This up-and-coming hip-hop artist demonstrates incredible prowess as he raps his verses in a voice and style that’s only his and no one else’s. Loe Shimmy is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida. The Hip Hop artist …

Underground Vibes | 085

“show you how i feel” – warner case & Carl Chaste Part of warner case’s latest project, dance music for dancing vol. 3, “show how you feel” is a pristine example of his knack for crafting irresistible dancefloor gems. “BETTER” – badxyou & 8485 Powered by a vulnerable narrative, with …

Forgetmyname Unravels The Story Behind Her Recent Single “Crazy”

Following the debut singles “Complex” and “High,” Nicole, aka, Forgetmyname returns with a breakup song that could melt even the coldest of hearts. “Crazy” is produced by Isaac Buna, who has masterfully incorporated Pop and Electronic elements, emphasizing the Hispanic singer-songwriter’s dreamlike vocal performance. Forgetmyname goes back to the night …

Premiere: Harrison BDP ‘Just A Game’

Harrison BDP will release a new EP, ‘Cactus Girl’, via Dansu Discs this month. Listen to ‘Just A Game’ below.  After appearing on the Manchester label for the first time back in January alongside Ed Hodge, the Welsh DJ and producer makes his solo debut with four cuts of blissful …

Matroda Brings the Funk With Infectious Single, “Temperature”

Catchy vocals, funky chords and an infectious four-on-the-floor beat are all Matroda’s brand new single is about. The Croatian house music star is back with "Temperature," one of his strongest tracks to-date. Foot-tapping percussion and playful melodic elements are effortlessly woven into the track from the start, while a soulful …

Brunel Wekho Drops Sultry Moombahton Rework of MATTN and Paris Hilton’s “Lone Wolves”

Congolese-Belgian record producer, songwriter, entrepreneur and label owner Brunel Wekho is making moves.  The multi-faceted artist has produced a wide range of EDM tracks over the years, as well as pop. This expansive range has caught the attention of a slew of high-profile artists, the latest being MATTN and Paris Hilton, who have tapped …

Akeos Unleashes Fierce Dubstep Single, “Nexus Loop”

On the heels of multiple statement-making EP releases in 2022, Akeos reminds listeners why she's a dance music switchblade with "Nexus Loop." The EDM.com Class of 2022 inductee recently kept listeners on their toes with Libellule, an EP which saw the ascendant bass music producer breaking convention by stringing together a series of …

Premiere: Nueen ‘Let Me Be Gone For A While’

Nueen will release a new album, ‘Diagrams of Thought’, via Barcelona’s Balmat label this month. Listen to ‘Let Me Be Gone For A While’ below.  The Mallorca-born, Barcelona-based artist sculpts 10 tracks of ambient and downtempo music with a distinctly off-season Balearic feel; the sunset vibe it conjures is beautiful, …

Premiere: Nathalie Capello ‘Wanna Be’

Nathalie Capello will release her debut EP, ‘Fading Dreams’, via Manchester’s Dansu Discs this month. Listen to ‘Wanna Be’ below.  The Rotterdam-born, Berlin-based DJ – who’s a regular on the city’s club circuit, Refuge Worldwide Radio, and the Hör Berlin streaming channel – follows remixes, singles and compilation appearances on …

Maddy O’Neal Drops Shapeshifting Sophomore Album, “Ricochet”

Maddy O’Neal has dropped Ricochet, her genre-bending sophomore album. Ricochet sees the Denver-based electronic music producer at her most creative, alchemizing futuristic bass with electro-soul beats and funky, head-nodding disco. Complete with dazzling singles like the sparkling future bass banger "Never Fades" and the spacey “Follow Me," Ricochet is a bold body of work …

Premiere: Terr ‘Only For Tonight’

Terr returns to Erol Alkan’s Phantasy tomorrow with ‘Only For Tonight’. Have an exclusive first listen below.  The Berlin-based Brazilian producer’s new track, her fourth release on the label, has already picked up huge support from the likes of Terry Farley and Horse Meat Disco, and has been played out …

Premiere: Kelvin T & Takeem ‘Harbor’

Kelvin T & Takeem will release a new collaborative EP, ‘Synthetic’, via Eastern Margins’ label this month. Listen to the opening track, ‘Harbor’, below.  The Hong Kong DJ/producer and MC link up for five cuts that bridge neon-hued gutter and cloud rap stylings with hyperpop, deconstructed club and brash electro. …

Premiere: Current Value ‘Weight’

Current Value will release his new album, ‘Platinum Scatter’ via Prague’s YUKU label this month. Listen to ‘Weight’ below.  The prolific German drum & bass producer describes his latest 14-track release as his “most conceptual body of work to date”, innovating around the dark, neuro-influenced sound he’s become known for …

Ronny Shome Shows Stunning Versatility In Latest Releases

British London-based songwriter and producer Ronny Shome shows some stunning versatility in his latest releases. Titled “Breakthrough,” “Summer Dreams,” “Get Up,” “You’re The One,” and “Want You To Know,” Ronny’s latest songs were all produced between 2018 and 2021, each offering a different style, mood and sonic design, all set …

Bruce Gibbons & Dom Fricot Drop An Electrifying New Track “Don’t Believe What You Hear”

Bruce Gibbons shares his new collaborative single with Dom Fricot “Don’t Believe What You Hear.” With the  support of the House and Techno Record Label Soniquarium, the artists have created an indisputable unique sound, bringing unconventional elements of House and Futuristic dance music together. The electronica powerhouse is known to …

Premiere: Gabriella Vergilov ‘The Force of the Rabbit’

Gabriella Vergilov will launch her new label, GAMA, this month with the release of her ‘I Woke Up Happy’ EP. Listen to ‘The Force of the Rabbit’ below.  The Copenhagen-based, Bulgarian DJ and producer follows previous releases on labels such as Ben Sims’ Symbolism and Dustin Zahn’s Enemy Records with …

EDM.com Presents: The House Brew, Vol. 12

“Passive Aggressive Robot” – Rinzen In his quest to craft cinematic, world-building techno, Rinzen centers "Passive Aggressive Robot" on “envisioning a near-future world dominated by (annoying snarky) AI.” Sharp-edged synths slice through a relentless kick while an eerie robot sounds alarms and fires warnings through the song’s progression. “Transhumanism” – …

ALWZ SNNY and Marquette King Drop Compassionate Single, “Aggressive Love”

ALWZ SNNY has delivered a new single called "Aggressive Love" with NFL sensation-turned musician Marquette King, marking their second collaboration to date. "Aggressive Love" is a big room-style track featuring emotive chords progressions, high-energy drops and crisp percussive elements. The topline speaks to the importance of showing compassion to all—no …

Underground Vibes | 082

“More” – summet summet’s debut album axiom is a stunning testament to his skills and creativity. Out via KUMO Collective, it spans seven tracks in length, with the infectious “more” being a definite standout. "Fossilized" Ft. Stephen Geisler – DNIE Montenegro-based trailblazer DNIE has just enlisted Stephen Geisler for his …