Producer Just Lennie gets "Everybody Dancing" with his bouncing second single. The track has a funky festival EDM sound with a thumping beat in the drop. Raising the energy even higher are fantastic vocals from Mel Miklosh, a mezzosoprano who can hit a C6 - super high! Turn up the volume and get your groove on with them below.
Canadian electronic producer Adam Pearce has teamed up with vocalist Olivia Lunny on titular track "October" from his new EP. The track opens with airy atmosphere and Lunny's lovely vocals then builds into a big melodic electro chorus sprinkled with short synth arps and smooth electric guitar licks. Explaining the inspiration for the EP, Pearce wrote: "Growing up this time of year always connected with me, there's something about October's dark and ominous vibe crossed with the beauty and colour of fall that I love deeply. Over a year of work, hope you enjoy my first EP!"
After releasing "Let U Go" together in June, Canadian artists Marcus James and XYSM have teamed up again for their new single "Ghosts". Building on acoustic guitar, the track has a folk house sound with warm vocals and whistles from XYSM. James wrote of the song: "this song is about a nostalgic longing to reconnect with something from your past. whether it's a person that faded out of your life, a youthful sense of wonder, or just a feeling."
Dutch DJ/producer NOMA$ has released a hard, banging new psytrap single called "Pay Day" on label Mad Decent. Before the release he said on Facebook: "Can't describe how I feel lately, this has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and now it's really happening! Pay Day is coming out in just one day on @maddecent and I still can't believe it." He's been on the rise having toured throughout China, supported by Diplo and Dillon Francis and placing in the Beatport Top 100. Pay Day has a dark, menacing sound with cinematic percussion in the verses before hitting hard with a fast-pulsing drop.
Swedish producer duo Jarami have released their groovin' new EP "Sketches II" and it's an evolution from their first EP of the same name, which is purely instrumental with a jazzy funk, house feel. They've built on their sketches, moulding the opening tracks with fantastic vocals and pop sensibilities. If the vocals and trumpet line in "No Chance" don't get you boppin', I don't know what will. Check out their creative and cool new video clip for the song below!
Here's something chilled out for your lazy Sunday - "Flume" by Swedish artists Kr1sh and Ema Rae. Rae's pretty vocals float over Kr1sh's muted airy production, and the track has a bluesy feel, particularly with the laidback lead guitar and wah sections.
Rae is clearly a fan of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's Step Brothers making this hilarious reference in her SoundCloud bio: "My voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus. This is gonna sound weird, but for seconds, I think i take on the shape of a unicorn."
Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" was already a pop smash hit before she released her new video clip for it, and now in addition to her first #1 on Billboard Hot 100, she's also currently at #2 on YouTube Trending. The video heavily references classic female-centric movies Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 going on 30 and Legally Blonde, and features a host of cameos from Troye Sivan to Jonathan Bennett to Kris Jenner and former castmates from the Nickelodeon show "Victorious". She's even seen with her own Burn Book filled with her exes - but instead wrote only positive comments in it in keeping with the song's grateful theme.
They've done a fantastic job putting together the clip and if you wanna know more about it, check out this great breakdown by INSIDER. And highly recommended - check out James Corden's hilarious parody, "Thank U, Jeff".
LA-based DJ and producer Le Youth has released a smooth new house/pop tune called "Stay" featuring summery vocals from Karen Harding. Le Youth wrote on Twitter: "Wanted to work with Karen for so long, so this one is special to me." The track has light, airy production, but is sure to get you up and moving on the dance floor. Also, if you're a Forza Horizon 4 fan, you can catch Ava Max (who recently hit #1 on UK iTunes charts with her hit "Sweet but Psycho") and Le Youth's song "Clap Your Hands" featuring in the soundtrack [...]
Melbourne-based alt rock band Dear Infamous have a powerful, guitar-heavy sound accompanied by strong lead vocals. Their song "Prisoner", which features on our Solid Muse: New World album, kicks off with the pedal down playing an immediately catchy riff and lyrically challenges the listener to consider their thoughts and actions and break free of self-imposed prison.
Venezuelan-born artist La Rogue has released a new single called "Believe" featuring soft production, warm bass and smooth vocals. It's a song that's there for you when you're feeling down and defeated and need something to lift you up again. As La Rogue explains, "This song is about self doubt. When you want something so bad and you work so hard but still don't feel like people support you or don't care to see your vision. I think we as humans or rather I personally find myself constantly struggling with an inner battle of doubt, fears, and sometimes failure because I called it quits too early. All we need is someone to believe in us... when we stop believing in ourselves."