Jan Blomqvist’s latest and brand-new album is this close to becoming available and officially out. The producer announced on his social media the name and date of the release, which is being celebrated with a soon to be album tour.
He named it “Disconnected”, which goes very well with Blomqvist’s nostalgic general vibe and music style. Twelve tracks are nicely packed together into what promises to be a very good treat for fans. Or for any other electro music lover. “Maybe Not” and “Our Broken Mind Embassy” have made the jump, being the two tracks chosen to be the tease before the release. We also have a music video, which makes things so much more exciting. The album is set to be out this Friday, 5th October.
You might know by now how much French Dj Yuksek loves doing remixes, and that has been proven many times. Besides bringing to the world his own tracks in which he invests a lot of his time – his latest album took him about two years to full completion, the DJ gives his own flavor to quality tracks of various artists aligned with the vibe. Same happened today, when a new remix was released, this time on one of the tracks from Bertrand Burgalat, French producer & songwriter. This new remix hasn’t touched much from Burgalat’s style, keeping the beauty of the original track, but making it sound more modern and energized.
Third studio album from German artist Cro keeps on proving to be with each release quite the catch if we only take a look at the tracks released to the public so far. If you have time, take a look at that and then try out his latest MV. Yes, that’s right, Cro has released a new track from album ‘Tru’ and it is called ‘todas’. The song is a collab between the German rapper and artist Wyclef Jean. Cool urban outfits and almost naked girls are part of the visuals of this new MV, giving you options. Either way, it wins you over. Me? I’m all for Cro and the fashion. And you?
French Electro duo Juveniles are adding a new MV to their latest album Without Warning, this time for the track Comfort Girl, a collaborative work they did with singer and VJ Helen Feng. Feng not only dives into the lyrics of the track with her earthy voice, but she’s also acting in the visuals for the music video, alongside Juveniles members. The track is sensual, slowly captivating you into a pleasant trance. Together with Someone Better and Decoy, this recent MV adds a much-needed dose of creativity for the public to know more about the band style.
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South Korean boy band BTS is back with their latest mini-album, with an official release for today, 18th September. A first track has been making the rounds of the internet, everyone crushing over Jimin’s solo appearance in Serendipity, as the song is called, since September 4. Back to this new album, called Love Yourself – Her, the title gives hope to a second part, given the manner. First track coming out after the official release is DNA, announced with two video teasers in the last couple of days, Just a couple of minutes ago DNA music video has been released, a reason for Army’s all around the world to celebrate.
Maceo Plex is awakening his Maetrik alter ego by planning on releasing new stuff in late September under, yes, Maetrik name. I’ve been dying on hearing if that’s any news of his comeback, and voila, it happened!
And of course I’ve done my Sherlock work, after which I’ve concluded the following: the new EP is appropriately named ‘Return’, and to make it even better, the artist is giving us the possibility of choosing between a vinyl or digital version. A teaser track came together with the announcement of ‘Return’, giving us a small taste of what’s yet in hiding, till 29 September, date announced by Clash Lion records, the Barcelona-based label, who’s responsible for this release.
On the ‘Cortex 11-B’ teaser track, I first stumbled on its non-poetic name, which has confused my brain cells greatly. Once I’ve got it, everything seemed better, and I obviously very much enjoyed listening to it.
I’ve been happily listening to a couple of new electronic releases this morning, which gave me enough to munch on and be well fed, musically speaking. I will not talk on each one, but about what I really liked, such as Palms Trax’s remix on FaltyDL’s ethereal piece Neeloon (Kiss). Released just last year, the original track sounds slightly exotic, but better falls into an imaginary futuristic vision. Palms Trax took it and extended the two minutes of FaltyDL’s version into an almost six minutes acid house dominated remix, with its own destiny and life.
Second track comes from Valencia based producer and artist Rafa Siles. He recently released a new track, making its debut on the SCI+TEC label, and called it Pez (the track). Just like that. You can expect fancy techno and an almost seven minutes duration of it. You can then continue the journey with a kind of continuity to the track, its second in line after Pez, Vies.
Maceo Plex has been releasing a good bunch of remixes and collaborations in the past few years, leaving fans satisfied enough but the best part has been only recently presented, consisting of an actual album from the artist. Officially announced on June 16, it is said to be inspired by Maceo’s paternal experience since the birth of his child. And although you wouldn’t normally compose techno out of your child-parent bond, if Maceo has done it, we can only take his word for it and embrace the subject and the method.
Eleven tracks are making the cut on the album, named ‘Solar’ after Maceo’s son, and if you’re in doubt, I will tell you that a while back the artist composed a track with a similar name, ‘Solar Detroit’. Not the same thing. Back to what has happened on the new album, with ‘Polygon Pulse’ I have a feeling of Deja vu. ‘The Separation’ is a tantalizing call to a surreal past, and ‘Solar Wind’ wins in terms of edginess. ‘Lucid Dreamer’ starts off sounding lifeless but slowly builds up emotion and even pleasure.
With all these great tracks it seems not only unappropriate to choose a favorite but pointless too, proving once again the quality of Maceo Plex’s craft.
Although a rare treat for fans and public, Daft Punk is making sure their craft touches the face of Earth once in a while, through music collaborations that land literally out of the blue. Same happened with their most recent music deed, where the French duo partnered up with fresh face Australian band Parcels to create a summer appropriate tune, and so they have.
Parcels has been more outspoken on the release, mentioning Daft Punk as being the producer of the track and themselves as co-producer. To be frank, although at first it may seem so random why Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo have decided to work with a band that has popped out of nowhere, if you have a listen to some of their craft, you can hear the similarity, which I’m sure Daft Punk loved.
The lyrics keep you guessing but is the title that gives a better clue to what’s happening, and yet there is no certainty. You can only keep on dancing to the perfect blend of Daft Punk’s electronic style and Parcels’ outspoken feel.
American Dj and record producer Lorin Ashton aka Bassnectar has gifted his faithful fans with a new release that’s been already out for about a week. Not a stereotypical album, the new music project, as he calls it, consists of six new tracks, all but one being collaborative works of himself and other artists. He has worked with Gnar Gnar and Born I Music for the track ‘I’m Up’ and softened the sound to ‘Was Will Be’ with the help of Mimi Page‘s angelic voice.
Other collaborations include Macntaj, who’s voice gets featured to ‘Infrared’ and artist Dorfex Bos for ‘Horizons’. Bassnectar has also worked with G Jones for making the track ‘Underground’.
This music project gets completed by Arps Of Revolución, which is 100% Bassnectar. While releasing the tracks, the artist spoke of how he felt reflective on life and how that gave him the inspiration for the name of the album. So ‘Reflective’ it is.
On June 8, Romanian electronic group ROA aka Rise Of Artificial released their latest track, and this comes after almost two years of heartbreaking silence from these guys. And yes, I am a sentimental person. This new song called “Flow de Vara” translated as ‘summer flow’ arrived just in time for the summer holidays, having good chances at becoming a summer hit darling.
A music video accompanies the track, making things so much more appealing and if you are acquainted with ROA’s previous works, you may expect the same style, but this track is somehow sweeter and features hymn tunes orchestration.
This is their first release since “Cine Visa”, translated ‘(he) who dreamed’, was dropped in October 2015, fully packed with heavy tunes and cool lyrics.
Welcome back ROA!
London-based South African producer ESA has a name that gets you lost when you’re doing a Google search, but once you get to find the electronic producer Esa Williams, well, hello! Lovely to meet you, sir!
While playing at the De Zon Festival 2017 in Amsterdam, the DJ dropped the tunes of one of his May releases, playing it live for the first time since its official release. The live demonstration had been captured and shared on social media, from where the track and the producer received new fans.
Released on May 22nd under Dekmantel label, the track, called “Blast”, is a real turn on, bringing out the beast in the sound. Built with heavy tunes, it lacks sentiment but compensates by giving to the listener a unique experience. The enchanting vocals are worked by Tanzanian vocalist Pendo Zawose, who’s been adding nicely to the collaboration between artist NarchBeats, who is the original creator of the track, and producer Esa, who’s style and craft finalized the original into a more than a bad-ass track.
German artist Cro, singer of raop, as himself is saying, has released at the beginning of June a Cro music track from the upcoming album, with an official date release for 08.09.2017. Pretty clear, right? Not to me. The album title does not disappoint, being millennial appropriate, cool and rebellious but touched by mannerism. And if I indeed have made you curious, it only means that it’s time to beat the drums and announce the “Fake You” title. You have to love this artist for his style.
For the teaser track called “Baum”, translated tree, Cro has spoiled its fans with lots of dope video effects, compiled into a slightly suggestive music video. The lyrics and the story have raised speculations amongst the fans of the artist. Known to be highly private of his personal life and possessive of his panda mask public persona, Cro seems to have had a change of mind, or at least that’s what the music video would suggest. Or not. The point is, Cro seems to enjoy giving its artistry an intriguing storyline but at the same time, keeping the good vibes.
The artist contributed with soundtrack In Love (feat. Teesy) to the 2016 movie Unsere Zeit Ist Jetzt, in which he played as himself. This new album and recent track “Baum” are the perfect gifts the artist has for 2017 to give to its fans.
UPDATE: Cro seems to have had a change of mind regarding the title of his latest album and changed it from ‘Fake You’ to a more polite sounding “Tru”. No matter the name he chooses, the music he has created is undoubtedly great. So “Tru” it is.
German producer Recondite is touring since the beginning of April, and while for most of us this would leave no time for any extra gig, the artist has other plans or at least had. He just released a steady paced remix on one of the tracks taken from Pantha Du Prince’s album “The Triad – Ambient Versions” out 9th June 2017 on Rough Trade Records.
The remix softness some of the stiffness from the original version, building a better pleasing sound that has some emotion. Ultimately, we can find ourselves in the gentle warmth.
As for the fans of Pantha Du Prince’s work, there’s good news as the artist is touring and, as I mentioned before, is getting ready to release its album “The Triad” with ambient crafted versions.
It happened last Friday, 21st April 2017. For the fans, it felt like a dream come true. For me too. Well, not exactly that romantic, but I am FOR SURE thrilled to hear a track where two of my favorite South Korean artists worked together.
The track, called “Palette” shares the title with the name of the album “Palette“, which is a forth Korean-language studio album for the singer IU. All the tracks are super sweet, but I believe no one was expecting such a lovely surprise. Not that she is not nice, but a collab with G-Dragon is a one of a kind thing.
If you listen to the track, you’ll find yourself slowly relaxing to IU’s seductive voice. The singer-songwriter shares personal thoughts on turning 25 in a witty manner, an expected approach, if you think of her 2015 “birthday” track, labeled “23”.
And then we have G-Dragon, a voice that’s just as appealing to the ears as IU’s.
Great collab guys!