Jeeeeez this is another testament to why GRiZ is my favorite artist. His ability to meld sax, funky riffs and talented vocalists together is unheard of. Stream “Can’t Hold Me Down” below.
Los Angeles-based musician, Gryffin, releases genre-bending single, “Whole Heart,” with gifted vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, via Darkroom/Interscope Records. During Gryffin’s initial ascent as a remixer, he famously transformed Bipolar Sunshine’s “Daydreamer” into his own mood-elevating number. Fast forward over a year later, and the pair have officially unified their talents on what is expected to be one of the biggest dance records of 2016. This song is Gryffin’s second original release, following his wildly successful debut, “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat, that went #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral Charts.
For their first collaboration, Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine have managed to form a cohesive unit with chemistry that can be felt as much as it is heard. “Whole Heart” showcases Gryffin’s focus on musicality with layered electric, and acoustic guitar, combined with pulsating synth pads and mid-tempo rhythms – all artistically woven around Bipolar Sunshine’s anthemic, arena-ready vocals.
In the midst of this late-summer news, Gryffin prepares for a busy upcoming season of touring and more distinctive music. The year has already seen him sell out his debut Heading Home Live Tour, perform at major festivals like VELD, Electric Forest, CRSSD, and more, as well as release widely well-received remixes for CHVRCHES, Troye Sivan and Jack Garratt.
Felix Jaehn has accomplished more in his short time as a producer than most of us could probably even dream of. The young German artist has been having an incredible year so far; he’s traveling around the world to perform in front of huge crowds of devoted fans and he’s been releasing new music that has given him a more assertive edge. While most of us are familiar with his melodic tropical house rhythms, Felix Jaehn has taken a creative turn this year with more anthemic, robust production, a result of his unchanging devotion to keep pushing boundaries and exploring new sounds. Felix is definitely not a stranger to the spotlight either, so when we heard it was his 22nd birthday this Sunday (August 28), we decided to celebrate his achievements with some of his most defining tracks. Ranging from his breakout remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader” to his aggressive single “Bonfire” featuring ALMA, see why Felix Jaehn has so much to celebrate this year.
Felix Jaehn – Bonfire Feat. ALMA
Cut The Cord (Felix Jaehn Vs. Hitimpulse)
Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn – Can’t Go Home Feat Adam Lambert
Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (feat. Jasmine Thompson)
OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
Tina Says’ underground-minded productions normally sit in the industrial tech-house realm, however in Check It, the artist deviates from her normal production personality, to dip her toes into UK jungle: “I was writing so much house music before this,” explains Tina, “But for this one I dropped it down to hip hop tempo, and its come out like jungle. At the time of writing Check It, I was listening to these local guys from Perth, Cruel Noon, who write a lot of bass music, and I was super inspired by their sound.” The end result is a bouncy track prime for peak-time club sets – Check It was given a road-test during Tina Says’ recent Splendour set and got two thumbs up from the dancefloor, likewise Tina’s hometown producer crew Time Pilot have also been dropping it in their sets to a big response.
Make a date to experience Tina on tour and you won’t be let down – Tina’s experience playing to diverse crowds, of all sizes, means she always knows exactly what to do to make a crowd happy. Audiences can expect new underground heat, hands-in-the-air club hits, and Tina’s own edgy originals – all blended into one impressive, seamless set. Dates and single below – check it!
Tina Says ‘Check It’ Single Tour Dates (Tickets on the door for all shows)
Wednesday Aug 31 – The Wall [SYD]
Thursday Sep 1 – Helm [GC]
Friday Sep 2 – TBC Club [BRIS]
Friday Sept 16 – Mondo [PER]
+Saturday, Oct 8 – KLParty Tour – Jack Rabbit Slims
Whenever Moving Castle has a new release, you know it’s going to be a good one. The internet collective-label hybrid is known for producing quality music and fostering the growth of electronic artists. The newest release from the label is Kid Froopy’s “BB (Four Missed Texts).” A testament to miscommunication, Kid Froopy presents digital relationships with bright snares, high-pitched vocals, and an irresistible melody. Check it out below:
The Gifted just dropped an absolutely amazing killer new dance tune titled “Purity” featuring Kossisko. This one’s got an infectious groove that could even get your grandma dancing. I’m not kidding, don’t sleep on this power trio. I need another hit by them ASAP, in the meantime I’ll have this jam on repeat though. Enjoy!
Australia’s Naderi is back with IVERSON. A perfect dance record that incorporates “White Iverson” and Naderi’s signature production. Enjoy <3 [embed]https://soundcloud.com/naderi-tings/naderi-iverson[/embed]
Today, for the first time in Electric Zoo’s storied history, the festival released its official 2016 anthem – Codeko’s “Walking With Lions” featuring Raphaella. In partnership with Armada, the anthem will serve as the soundtrack to New York’s biggest dance music festival taking place next weekend September 2-4.
Electric Zoo tapped burgeoning dance music star and Armada standout Codeko to produce the anthem. As a classically trained musician, Codeko was challenged to create a track that embodied the spirit of Electric Zoo, but he has proven that he was more than worthy of the task. “Walking With Lions” seamlessly blends progressive house elements with an uplifting horn melody to create the perfect backdrop for the track’s powerful vocals.
“We have always wanted to produce a festival anthem that represents the theme of our festival that would resonate with our fans,” said Electric Zoo Festival Director Adam Richman. “There is no questions Codeko’s Walking With Lions does exactly that.”
Codeko, the young 20 year-old producer, was grateful for the opportunity: “I am honored to have been selected to create this year’s Electric Zoo anthem and can’t wait to drop it on the mainstage!”
Limited tickets for Electric Zoo are still on sale here.
It’s been a while since a track made my face melt this hard, but the up and coming DJ and producer Jermey DeKoste has actually pulled it off. His newest piece of music “dance floor” is sure to be elevating audiences around the globe in no time. Smash that play button and vibe to this.
With only a little under two weeks to go, this year’s edition of Electric Zoo is ready to take fans on a wild adventure of good vibes and great music. Taking place Sept 2-4th on Randall’s Island in New York, the festival will be showcasing a wide range of talent – from headliners Tiesto, Hardwell, and Bassnectar to the more underground and up-and-coming acts featured on the Sunday School and Tree House stages. While many of us are familiar with the lineup’s bigger, main stage acts, the lesser known talents on the roster are the performances that we’re really looking forward to. Anticipated as the sounds of tomorrow, we’ve highlighted our top five favorite artists that will be playing at the festival that we believe you should be paying attention to right now.
Take a listen and see these artists live at Electric Zoo. Tickets are still available here.
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