Five for Friday: 1st June 2018
Luna Shadows - Youth (Solstis Remix)
Brandon and Andy of Seattle based duo Solstis have remixed Luna Shadows' song Youth giving it a great driving rock sound while retaining an electronic touch. They've also added a guitar solo which is a neat addition that wraps up the track really well. The remix signals a shift in sound for the duo, as they explain: "After releasing our debut album 'Nowhere' we have been exploring new sounds and the use of more live instruments. Indie rock and Dream Pop have had a huge influence on us over the last year and when Luna Shadows hit us up to remix her song, we saw it as a perfect opportunity to showcase the new direction we found. This song is meant to be played in a live format and many of the instruments you hear were recorded by us. It is also the first time we included a guitar solo in a song which is something we have always wanted to do. We finally feel like we found a direction unique to us and we can't wait to explore this sound much further. Thanks for listening."
Anki & October Child - All Or Nothing feat. NEAVV
Producers Anki, October Child and vocalist NEAVV have teamed up to bring us their huge, uplifting electronic single "All or Nothing" about realising and confessing that you want to be more than just friends with someone. This theme is underpinned by airy production with fantastic vocals from NEAVV that builds up to a powerful supersaw chorus. If you're looking for more great music, "All Or Nothing" features on Enhanced Music's annual Ibiza compilation album for 2018.
Rosenfeld - Cool Cool Boy
French singer/producer and classically trained musician Rosenfeld has released a soulful electronic glitch single called "Cool Cool Boy". The track opens with a phone voicemail message over piano setting the scene for Rosenfeld's vocals. The track then builds to a creative drop that employs electric guitar, piano and the earlier voicemail recording chopped between synths. The title and lyrics are references to The Eden Project's song "Times Like These", whose electronic rock sonority have been one of Rosenfeld's inspirations among Radiohead, Coldplay, blackbear, Queen and Stephen. Rosenfeld and label Tuvali are also hosting a remix competition for the track (closing on June 18th) leading up to the release of a full remix EP which will include some big names.
Landon Williams - All Day All Night
We could listen to Landon Williams' great new single "All Day All Night". With smooth vocals and instrumentation, it's a perfect pop track with a slight tinge of 80s (and much more than a tinge in the promo video visuals for it on his Facebook). After leaving college to pursue a career in music, Landon became a guitar tech and road manager for country music great Michael Martin Murphey. With experience from that, he got busy and took his band on tour playing 175 shows in 2016. Now getting his live show going again and with support from Chill Nation and their label Lowly Palace, he's set for a strong 2018.
Tiësto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone - Jackie Chan
DJ/producers Tiësto and Dzeko (pronounced "Jeck-oh") have teamed up with rappers Preme (pronounced "Preem") and Post Malone for their hit new collab track "Jackie Chan". The track features in its original rap style on Preme's new album "Light Of Day", with Tiësto and Dzeko giving it a dance pop spin for this single release.
Tiesto said of the track: "'Jackie Chan' came together pretty spontaneously. Dzeko and I have been friends with Post for some time. When we met Preme in Las Vegas, he showed us the vocal he and Post had been working on and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to collaborate. I'm really excited to put this out for you all to hear. We've definitely created a summer anthem with this one."