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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 …

Peg Luke Delivers a Timeless Christmas Message in “O Come”

Renowned for her emotional depth and spiritual resonance, Peg Luke presents her latest masterpiece, “O Come,” from her holiday album Sleep, Baby Jesus: A Peg Luke Christmas. This rendition of the classic hymn is a heartfelt expression of Luke’s musical versatility and her connection to the spiritual essence of Christmas. …

Anastasia Solay Sparks Emotional Resonance with “Start a Fire”

Renowned for her captivating blend of classical and modern sounds, Anastasia Solay has released her latest single, “Start a Fire.” This track is a vivid portrayal of emotional depth and artistic maturity, highlighting Solay’s journey as a global music sensation. Born in the bustling city of San Francisco and raised …

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 …

Exploring Emerging Rapper carsn.’s Multifaceted Inspirations And Local Influences 

carsn., the rising star from the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene, is making waves with his unique blend of pop and hip-hop. With latest releases like “can’t miss a moment,” and his debut album, Mixed 3motions, he shows off his diversity, delving into the roots of his colorful musical background, and …

Unraveling The Lyrical Depths Of Ya Boi L.I.V.E’s Newest “Ride The Wave”

Ya Boi L.I.V.E, a dynamo of unyielding energy and lyrical sophistication, has dropped his latest gem, “Ride The Wave,” cementing his stature in the hip-hop pantheon. Following the acclaimed tracks “Believe Me,” “I Don’t C Nobody,” and “What Chu Working Wit,” this single weaves intricate rhymes and pulsating rhythms, offering …

Leandro Cury ’s “Estrela” Shines Bright Gleaming Through The Shadows

Leandro Cury ’s new single “Estrela” is a poetic testament to an evolution of emotions. It encapsulates a journey, not of transitioning between states, but of immersing into the radiant warmth of love. In this space, where affection unfolds, darkness dissipates, and shadows become an ancient memory. We are caught …

Ayri Drops “Closer”: A Fusion Of Love, Passion, & Dance Rhythms

Blossoming into a rising star in the music scene, Ayri takes her career to new heights with her latest release, “Closer.” Following the success of her previous chart-topper, “Shake,” the singer continues to captivate the industry with her spellbinding creation filled with longing and affection. Her vocals seamlessly meld with …

Crafting Uplifting Beats: The Story Behind D.J.C.’s “Sexy House Thang” 

D.J.C.’s latest release, “Sexy House Thang,” reflects the power of music to infuse positivity into everyday life. This feel-good single is a groove-filled journey into the heart of the house genre. The producer and founder of NexGen Music shares his approach to crafting the beats that drive this purposeful track.  …

“Mambo”: Yang-Baby’s Fiery New Collab With Krema 

The latest single from Yang-Baby Boloman Derkaiser, titled “Mambo,” entices listeners with its rhythmic enchantment. Following the successes of “Nono,” “Mercedes Benz,” and “Mami Dance,” the rapper presents a musical composition that not only commemorates individual advancement but also fortifies the essence of innovation and teamwork. Exploring the origins of …

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 …

Giselle Niemand ’s “Lovers Do” Resonates With A Diverse Audience Of Romantics

Giselle Niemand, a gifted young artist, has just unveiled her newest single “Lovers Do,” a collaborative effort with songwriters Stefan Benz, Tyler Conti, and Manny Mijares. Throughout the creation process, the singer actively contributed her perspective, ensuring that the release authentically represents her artistic identity. With heartfelt lyrics and captivating …

“Reaching for the Sun” Artist Szarr Breaks Boundaries And Embraces Musical Diversity

Multi-talented artist and producer Szarr discusses his musical journey and the importance of exploring different genres. With his upcoming debut EP, Idioma, following the recent release, “Reaching for the Sun,” the artist promises fans a unique and diverse sonic experience that transcends traditional boundaries.  Szarr’s creative approach is characterized by …

Exploring Luna O’Cero’s Come n’ Try Latin & Upcoming Performances

Luna O’cero,  the international Caribbean singer, is breaking boundaries with his latest album, Come n’Try Latin. This record impresses with its seamless fusion of diverse musical genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Son, and Bolero. In a recent interview, the artist discusses his determination to transcend genre limitations and his dedication …

House Master Ridley Bronson Out With “Remedy”

Ridley Bronson recently dropped another exquisite house track called “Remedy”. The American DJ and producer has been on top of his game, and this new track feels just as meticulously crafted as his previous ones. Emotive and powerful, the single feels raw and fresh, bringing memorable vocals to the listeners. …

“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 …

Premiere: Clemency ‘Girl Food’

Wisdom Teeth is releasing a new compilation, ‘To Illustrate’,  this month. Listen to Clemency’s ‘Girl Food’ below.  The Bristol-based label run by Facta and K-LONE enlisted artists from the Wisdom Teeth family at home and abroad to co-produce the collaborative album, which focuses on lower-tempo music around 100 BPM. The …

Premiere: Olive T ‘Just To Get By’

Olive T will release a new EP, ‘Maintaining’, via SOS Music this week. Listen to ‘Just To Get By’ below.  The New York-born, Geneva-based DJ and producer’s third EP marks the LA label’s first solo artist release. Founded in 2020 as part of a partnership between !K7 and DUBLAB the …

Premiere: BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL ‘Cosmic Crusader’

BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL will release a new EP, ‘Multiverse’, via Mella Dee’s Warehouse Music label this month. Listen to ‘Cosmic Crusader’ below.  For the Netherlands-based duo, the trick has always been in finding the sweet spot between tough-as-nails techno and playful rave hypnotism. It’s a skill they’ve been …

Premiere: Egg Meat ‘Climate and Resilience’

London label Alien Jams’ second and final release of 2022 is a collaboration between Georgie McVicar and Laurel Uziell (aka Tooth Rust) under the Egg Meat moniker. Listen to ‘Climate and Resilience’ below.  Across five tracks, the duo explores the electronic intersection that Chloe Frieda’s label thrives in, balancing dancefloor …

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 …

Premiere: Nine Raths ‘Clarendon’

Belfast-based duo Nine Raths will release their second EP this month. Listen to ‘Clarendon’ below.  With a view to exploring the nature of modern Irish identity,  the project from Ryan Burrowes and Adam Smith (both members of jazz-punk band Robocobra Quartet) blends their extensive collection of field recordings captured within …

Premiere: Overland ‘GOLP’

Overland will release a new EP, ‘Blink For Eternity’, via Marie Montexier’s Paryìa label this month. Listen to ‘GOLP’ below. The Vancouver-based acid specialist follows releases on labels like naive and Sweat Equity with four gnarly techno cuts packed with rumbling rhythms and twisted bass. From the swooping breakbeat fuckery …

HVRCRFT Drops Heavy-Hitting Debut EP, “Cosmos 2043”

Rising bass music producer HVRCRFT has unleashed Cosmos 2043, his momentous debut EP. Spanning five songs, Cosmos 2043 encapsulates HVRCRFT's knack for producing explosive dubstep anthems. The EP’s titular track kicks it off with a bang, interpolating an eerie soliloquy with cinematic soundscapes before a blistering drop. Then comes "Human Avatar," …

EDM.com Playlist Picks: Flume, ROSSY, Kygo & More [11/11/22]

The electronic music community is constantly evolving with new sounds every week, as artists become more innovative with their compositions. EDM.com's weekly "Playlist Picks" series highlights the top releases in the genre, helping uncover the latest tracks that will soon dominate the dance music scene. EDM.com Top Hits Galantis, David …

Kygo Drops Surprise Album, “Thrill Of The Chase”

"Why not?" is something we say when asked if we want another beer, or deciding to add guac to a burrito. For Kygo, it was dropping a full-length album. The dance music superstar has surprise-released a brand new LP, Thrill Of The Chase. The album, which he hadn't even announced …

Zack Martino and Kastra Take On GT_Ofice’s “Never Together” With Intoxicating Remixes

Breathing new life into his single “Never Together,” GT_Ofice has enlisted two dance music stars for a round of official remixes.  The fast-rising producer has amassed over 17 million collective streams since he launched his career back in 2019, consistently dropping dance-pop and house heaters. Released via CAINE Records, “Never …