Premiere: Slacker ‘Love As A Devil’

Danielle will launch her new label, Soft Raw, this month with the release of Slacker’s ‘Damage To Be Undone’ EP. Listen to ‘Love As A Devil’ below.  The Bristol-based DJ and NTS resident’s new project kicks straight into gear with Slacker’s six-track release, encompassing the bass-heavy techno, electro, breaks and …

Premiere: Kundai ’Seance’

Kundai will release a new EP via NYC-and-Mexico City label Human Pitch this month. Listen to ‘Seance’ below.  The Zimbabwe-born, London-based DJ, producer, vocalist, art director and fashion designer follows a string of self-released EPs on Bandcamp with her label debut. The three tracks on ‘Glisten’ fit neatly on Simsea …

Premiere: Naphta ‘Bruzdy w ziemi ryte'

Naphta will release a new album, ‘Żałość’, via Kraków’s Tańce label this month. Listen to ‘Bruzdy w ziemi ryte’ below.  The Polish producer’s latest projects finds him working with traditional folk samples from the eastern Polesie, Radomskie and Kozła regions in Greater Poland, blending them with echoing ambient electronics, rumbling …

Techno and Electro House Intersect In No Mana’s Stunning Single, “Out of the Dark”

After signing to Monstercat just last month, Filipino electronic music star No Mana has returned with his second single on the label, "Out of the Dark." The tech-driven track takes us through a mystical, underground odyssey backed by a thumping bassline and ominous, distorted sound design. According to a press release, the tune itself …

AIR APPARENT’s Unique Musical Identity Shines On Debut Album, “Chromatic”

Uniting a myriad of genres and influences, AIR APPARENT’s debut album couldn’t be a more impressive showcase of diversity and talent. Preceded by an exciting string of singles that offered a glimpse into his vibrant auditory world—such as the playful “100%” alongside ÊMIA—AIR APPARENT's 12-track Chromatic album displays the Indian-American musician’s …

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“Time Goes By” – Aiobahn, Janee & Faith South Korean trailblazer Aiobahn has finally returned to bitbird with “Time Goes By,” which marks one of his most vibrant singles to date. Enlisting the talents of Janee and Faith, he crafts an energetic arrangement, filled with soft vocals and playful sound …

Premiere: Drua ‘Leisureplex’

Dublin DJ and producer Drua is next up on Spray’s eponymous label with the Leisureplex EP. Hear the title track below.  Marking the second EP on Berlin-based, Sligo-born DJ’s label – after last year’s reissue of Dimension 23’s 1997 rave slammer ‘I.M.O.K. R.U.O.K.’ –  the two original cuts on ‘Leisureplex’ …

DROELOE’s New Single Is a Stunning and Visceral Ride: Listen to “Holiday”

Enlisting Norwegian singer-songwriter Ponette for a stunning vocal performance, DROELOE has added yet another genre-bending gem to his expansive discography. In the midst of a busy touring schedule across the U.S., DROELOE is reflecting on the concept of “flow stage” by way of his new single, “Holiday." Out now via electronic music tastemaker …

Above & Beyond Drop Hypnotic Progressive House Single, “Chains”

Iconic trance music trio Above & Beyond have returned with a new progressive house anthem, “Chains.” Premiered during the band’s Group Therapy 450 celebration at The Drumsheds London last September, “Chains” marks Above & Beyond's third single with Marty Longstaff following 2019's "Flying By Candlelight" and "Tightrope." It's also one of two original productions to appear on the group's Anjunabeats …

Premiere: Tamlin ‘Diazemax’

Tamlin will release a new EP, ‘Bitter Fruit’, via Scuffed Recordings this week. Listen to ‘Diazemax’ below.  The Brighton-based DJ and producer has previously appeared on the DJ Mag Best of British nominated label as part of the duo Heritage, whose track ‘The Revelation’ is a razor-sharp cut of electro-singed …

Premiere: Stones Taro ‘99’

London’s Sub Merchants label will release a new six-track EP, ‘Columbia Road’, this month, bringing together Main Phase, Daffy and Stones Taro for a late summer suite of warped and wobbly garage, with a few curve balls thrown in for good measure. Listen to Stones Taro’s ‘99’ below.  The EP …

Raves, Resilience and Rapture: How Ray Volpe Overcame His Lowest Moment to Produce a Game-Changing Record

They say success isn't about luck, connections or even money. It's the discipline to outwork everyone around you—a tenet which Ray Volpe has long been tethered to. The byproduct is Legend of the Volpetron, his new EP, out now by way of Disciple. The inventive record effectively pours gasoline on the broiling career …

Fred again.. and Swedish House Mafia Unite for Super-Collab, “Turn On The Lights again..”

Fred again.. called an audible on the release of his upcoming album Actual Life 3—and turned on the lights. A week ago, Fred again.. announced that his upcoming full-length would be taking a backseat to instead spotlight one of the project's hotly anticipated singles, a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia and Future. The …

informal. Curates Irresistible Summer Vibes With Debut EP, “informal. beach club”

LA-based producer and DJ informal. is redefining summery dance music with his mesmerizing melodies and infectious hooks. Curating an authentic aesthetic inspired by Southern California, informal. is a name that should be on your radar. Following earlier 2022 singles such as “gone girl” and “favorite places,” the young dance music …

deadmau5 and Skylar Grey Reunite for “Resident Evil” Soundtrack With New Single, “My Heart Has Teeth”

After teasing their latest collaboration last week, deadmau5 and Skylar Grey's contribution to Netflix's Resident Evil soundtrack has finally arrived. "My Heart Has Teeth" expertly captures the haunting ethos of the beloved horror franchise. By making use of JUNO and Jupiter synths, deadmau5 is able to capture an ethereal, downtempo sound that's …

Kayzo Fosters the Next Evolution of Electronic-Rock Music With Third Album, “New Breed”

The release of NEW BREED marks the decisive beginning of a new chapter for Kayzo, one of the biggest electronic dance music producer success stories of the 2010s. With his latest album, Kayzo explores the intersection of rock and electronic music more thoroughly—more thoughtfully—than ever before.  Longtime fans will fondly remember records …

Tetrix Bass, ROY KNOX and Ellen Louise Drop Anthemic Melodic Bass Single, “When I’m Gone”

A full seven years after he marked one of the label’s first releases, Tetrix Bass has finally made his anticipated return to NCS in collaboration with Israeli compatriot ROY KNOX and U.K.-based singer-songwriter Ellen Louise.  With 10 years of experience, Tetrix Bass has cemented himself as one of Israel's most acclaimed bass music producers …

Rezz and fknsyd Reunite on Haunting Reimagination of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

Back with yet another memorable collaboration, Rezz and fknsyd have created an ethereal reimagination of Eurythmics' all-time classic, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)." "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" is a haunting rework, utilizing fknsyd's otherworldly vocals while implementing Rezz's near-perfect production. It's not the Canadian producer's usual fare, however, as …

Premiere: Maggie Tra ‘Apsara’

Maggie Tra will release her new single, ‘Apsara’, this Friday (20th May). Ahead of its official release, have an exclusive first listen below.  The Australia-born Khmer/Viet DJ and producer follows her recent ambient single ‘Broken Rice Feat. Phan Thuỷ’ and an appearance on Juba’s ‘The Assurance Compilation’ with a cut …

SLANDER Unveil Emotive Single “Walk On Water” With RØRY and Dylan Matthew

It's always a good day when a new collaboration from SLANDER and Dylan Matthew arrives. Marking SLANDER's second single this year following the massive NGHTMRE collaboration "Fall Into Me," the duo have now unveiled "Walk On Water." Featuring vocal contributions from Matthew as well as rising alt-rock star RØRY, the track is yet another brilliant …

Premiere: Antagonist ‘Precession’

Antagonist will release a new two-tracker, ‘Precession/Enso’, via South London drum & bass label One.Seventy this month. Listen to ‘Precession’ below. The Manchester-based DJ and producer follows up releases for the heavyweight d&b label Samurai Music and his own Discipline imprint with two dark, rumbling cuts. Inspecting “ideas of arcane …

Premiere: Jaeho Hwang ‘Betweeness/사이/’

Jaeho Hwang will release his new EP, ‘Inner-self’, via CHINABOT on 1st June. Listen to, and watch the self-directed video for, ‘Betweeness/사이/’ below.  ‘Inner-self’ is the London/Seoul-based producer’s second EP for CHINABOT, and follows the release of 2019’s ‘Non-self 비자아’ EP. Described as a spiritual, as well as literal follow-up …

Eflorem Drop Thrilling Hyper-House Track and Music Video, “With You”

Blending sentimental lyricism with soaring bass, Eflorem have unveiled their latest single, "With You." The sensational track arrives via an independent release by the duo. Composed of Heather Worden and Dewey McManus, Eflorem are an electronic music tandem perhaps best known for their unique bass house sound. This time around, however, they've …

“Whale Song” Pays Tribute to the World’s Oceans With Stunning Experimental Electronica

Innovative sound design, a string orchestra and eclectic sampling come together in "Whale Song," an ode to the ocean by Los Angeles-based producers Carina Nour and Gibs. The grippingly textured "Whale Song" channels the tides with an easy ebb and flow of minimalistic melodic house, classical and ambient inspirations. Scene-setting sonics …

Above & Beyond Create Cinematic Soundtrack for Climate Change Documentary, “The Last Glaciers”

This year's World Water Day will arrive with an earnest message: our world's glaciers are in a fragile state. Above & Beyond are contributing their production prowess to a new documentary, The Last Glaciers, which explores the effects of climate change on some of the world's oldest landmarks. Spearheaded by Craig Leeson …

Alison Wonderland Announces Tracklist, Release Date of Third Album, “Loner”

Fans of Alison Wonderland can officially pencil in the date of her long-awaited third album. Loner, her first full-length record since 2018's fan-favorite Awake, will hit streaming platforms on May 6th, 2022. Along with the announcement came a brand new single from the album called "New Day," which arrived alongside an Old West-inspired …

Spring Into Spring With David Guetta and Afrojack’s “Trampoline” Featuring Missy Elliott

"If Guetta makes it, then it's a hit," promises DOECHII on "Trampoline," the newest collaboration from iconic beatsmiths David Guetta and Afrojack.  If the success of their last single, "Hero," is any indication—it's currently nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 2022 Grammy Awards—then DOECHII is right on target.  Featuring …

Above & Beyond and Mat Zo Drop Long-Awaited Group Therapy ID, “Always Do”

Above & Beyond and Mat Zo have finally dropped one of 2021's most anticipated Group Therapy IDs. The Anjunabeats veterans today released "Always Do," an acid-soaked progressive house single. Tinctures of haunting vocals guide listeners through an atmospheric, dark arrangement, which is highlighted by pulsing bass. Fans got their first taste …

Premiere: GG Mothra ‘MOOM’

GG Mothra will release a new two-track EP, ‘Hell Na/MOOM’ via Auckland’s Related Articles label on 3rd March. Listen to the B-side, ‘MOOM’, below.  The Auckland-born, Western Canada-based producer returns to the label with two cuts of luminous, snapping footwork, where the agile rhythms of the Chicago sound are injected …

Premiere: Introspekt ‘I Know U Want Me’

Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Introspekt will release her new EP, ‘I Know U Want Me’, via Leeds’ Gimme A Break Records this Friday, 18th February. Hear the title track below.  Heavily inspired by underground UK dance music, the four tracks on ‘I Know U Want Me’ pull lovingly from …

Rickyxsan and Hydraulix Reunite for Mind-Melting Trap Single, “ZONED”

Trap music fans, rejoice. After nearly a two-year hiatus, Rickyxsan is back in action alongside Hydraulix for a mind-bending single called "ZONED," out now via the former's newly minted Sonic Trip imprint. Much like their previous collaborations "Sleep," "UNDRGRND," and "Stoopid," Rickyxsan and Hydraulix's sounds perfectly mesh for a trap …

Flume Drops Cinematic Music Video for Lead Single Off Upcoming “Palaces” Album: Watch

Flume has revealed the title of his long-awaited third studio album, Palaces. Alongside the announcement comes the release of a cinematic music video for the record's lead single "Say Nothing," a haunting electronic track featuring vocals from Australian compatriot MAY-A. The release date of Palaces, Flume's first album since 2016's …

David Guetta and Sorana Revamp “Heartless” In Kanye-Approved Collab, “redruM”

Sorana and David Guetta have put a haunting new twist on a classic heartbreak anthem with their new single, "redruM."  Marking Sorana's debut on Atlantic Records, the synthwave-inspired track is "an ironic POV on how dramatically people react" to breakups, she said. It was from the perspective of the heartbreaker's next love, …

Premiere: Leevisa ‘Indoor Labor’

Leevisa will release a new EP, ‘Koreography’, via Toronto label Perpetual Care next month.  Presented a sort of eulogy to the artist, with an accompany obituary-style text, the four-track EP is a collection of off-kilter club music that weaves naturalistic field recordings through bursts of ravey bass and breakbeats; characterful …

Premiere: Ovid ‘Descent’

Ovid returns to Cork label Flood this month with the ‘Stone Coaster’ EP. Following his 2020 debut on the label, ‘Dustbringer’, the Washington DC-based producer ramps up the drama with five percussive club workouts; lush melodies and swooping sonic details weave their way through Ovid’s dynamic drums throughout. The EP …

Premiere: Honeydrip 'Waistline (SIM Remix)'

Montreal-based producer and DJ Honeydrip has invited various artists to remix her striking 2021 debut EP, ‘Anti-Ego’.  Featuring fellow Montreal artists Ouri and SIM, as well as Toronto-based Korea Town Acid and Bristol’s MISH, the ‘Anti-Ego’ remix EP reshapes the dub-indebted pressure and thick, breaksy rhythms of Honeydrip’s original tracks …

EDM.com’s Best of 2021: Songs

EDM.com proudly publishes four installments of annual year-end coverage: Industry Leaders, Performances, Music Producers, and Songs.   With so much new music offered by EDM's artist community, it would be unfair to its diverse range of creators to publish a nebulous blanket list of the year's top songs. So to highlight …

Premiere: Locklead 'Plants and Astronauts'

Locklead will release his debut LP later this week. Following releases on Slapfunk, Hot Haus Recs, Dungeon Meat and Pleasure Zone, Utrecht-based DJ and producer Locklead joins Chris Stussy’s Up The Stuss imprint with an eight-track album in the form of ‘Square One’. Brimming with tracks primed for all hours …

Listen to Vintage Culture’s Spin On Chris Lorenzo’s “California Dreamin'” Rework

Brazilian DJ and house music producer Vintage Culture has put his own unique spin on Chris Lorenzo’s “California Dreamin’” (with High Jinx). The original track, which samples The Mamas & The Papas' 1965 hit of the same name, takes a tech house dive. Vintage Culture opted to amplify the shifting dynamics of Lorenzo’s …

Premiere: UFO95 ‘Lacoste’

Parisian DJ and producer UFO95 will release a new EP, ‘PLANÆT’, via Reykjavík’s Planet X label next week. Following his 2020 album, ‘Popularity Is Overrated’, on Anetha’s Mama Told Ya label, UFO95 dishes up four more cuts of intergalactic techno, opting for hyper-speed beats and alien electronics for maximum rave …

Grabbitz Releases Official Anthem for VALORANT Champions 2021, “Die for You”

Grabbitz has the perfect track to soundtrack your holiday gaming binges. Before Riot Games hosts their massive VALORANT Champions gaming tournament next month, a new song fit for players and professionals alike has been revealed. The team behind the extremely popular first-person shooter game has summoned Grabbitz for their inaugural anthem, …