Wynwood, MIA based trio WNWD is back with their strongest single to date with “Set Me Free.” The R&b infused alternative electronic sound is a very rare sound to it that will continue to turn heads. I’m unsure how they’re still so slept on, but give them another year following in the footsteps of the likes of Gallant and R.LUM.R, they’ll do big things no doubt. Check out “Set Me Free” by WNWD below now and be sure to snag that free download if you like what you hear!
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.
De La Swing
There’s a new indie artist who’s recently come to my attention for his outstanding pop style. This artist is called ST. NIKLAS and he always adds magical synth pop sounds to my indie playlists. If that sounds good to you definitely press play and start grooving.
The second-annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival today revealed its festival map and set times for each of the 40+ chart-topping and emerging artists performing at the massive music festival this weekend, August 20-21, at New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and surrounding beach areas.
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Martin Garrix and Fetty Wap will headline this year’s festival, and Party Thieves and Matt Medved will join an already epic lineup that includes major music talent such as Audien, Madeon, Marshmello, Nathan Sykes, Nervo, Rae Sremmurd, Sleigh Bells, Skylar Grey, Wale and an exciting lineup of breakthrough artists.
Last year, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival shattered attendance records for Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, attracting over 40,000 fans during the festival’s inaugural weekend with acts including Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Skrillex and more.
Artists including ZenAware, The Hermit, Neon Chief, and Sakacity have recently banned together to release a sweet new collection of tunes through the phuture collective. This one’s called LEMONGRASS and it definitely has some awesome experimental jams to entertain your ears. Press that play button and get ready for a trip.
Nick Martin is a notable rising talent that arrived on the scene 2 years ago under the name Investo. During that time he caught the attention of heavy weights Nicky Romero, Sander van Doorn, Denis Koyu among others. Now producing music as Nick Martin, the young talent continues to release professionally crafted tracks that are catchy and festival ready. To get a sense of who he is as an artist, here are five essential tracks from Nick Martin:
Nick Martin’s latest release features wrenching vocals from the talented Lauren Bennett. This track is a festival ready ballad that pulls at the heartstrings with beautiful melodies and a subtle up-tempo beat. It’s a style change for Nick, but ultimately a testament to where he is headed as a musician. ‘Reality’ also received remix treatment from Dave Aude, Dirty Freqs, and StoneBridge.
“Looking For Love”
In collaboration with Nat Dunn, ‘Looking For Love’ is a smooth melodic house track. It emits rays of sunshine and speaks to poolside adventures. It’s upbeat, fun and chill. This track and ‘Reality’ are demonstration of the new Nick Martin.
Unlike ‘Reality’, Sigma is a pulsing big room track with a skilled melodic piano interlude. It’s suited to what you’d hear on big festival stage. It’s catchy, energetic and full of life. Nick Martin demonstrates his ability to create music that is both melodic and intense.
In the near future, Nick Martin will be releasing his collab with Tigerlily, “Skyline,” so keep an ear and eye out!
One of Nick Martin’s first tracks, ‘Metropolis’ was produced under moniker Investo. Featured 2 years ago on Nicky Romero’s Protocol radio, this progressive house track is euphoric and uplifting. Ultimately, ‘Metropolis’ is what put Nick Martin on the map.
This dude is going places, I’m calling it now. Jonah McLean, more commonly known as his stage name DUX came out with a new track a couple weeks ago called “Future” and it is borderline perfect. The soulful, funky electronic original record reminds me of Electric Guest thanks to the upbeat guitar and general instrumentation of the track. Today he unleashed a cool music video to go along with the audio which you can watch here, listen to “Future” below.
This line up gets better every year! While the first look at the acts to perform at Hulaween 2016 looked great, they’ve recently decided to release the phase 2 line up and it made it THAT MUCH BETTER! Don’t believe us? Look for yourself below, and be sure to pick up tickets through their website if you haven’t already done so. There is no better event for Halloween in the South, hands down.
The String Cheese Incident (Three Nights)
My Morning Jacket
Disclosure (DJ Set)
Big Gigantic (feat. The Motet)
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Louis The Child
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
The Travelin’ McCourys
Larry Keel & Drew Emmitt
Too Many Zooz
Mungion (feat. Nicholas Gerlach)
Come Back Alice
Savi Fernandez Band
Cure For The Common
Heather Gillis Band
Kaleigh Baker & The Groove Orient
Savants of Soul
Bells and Robes
Aaron Lebos Reality
Corbitt Clampitt Experience
Umphrey’s McGee (Two Sets)
EOTO & Friends
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
The Heavy Pets
Imagined Herbal Flows
Trae Pierce & The T-Stones
Boy, oh boy do I have a song for you all. This one popped up on my radar when I was midway through my morning meal while searching through Soundlcoud. The remix’s experimental elements delighted my ears as a scarfed down my eggs so I knew I needed to share. Check it out!
Remote-Controlled-Hobbies is a new EP by L.A. artist Jonah McLean aka DUX. It’s a well put together seven song release that is very versatile, channeling House, Synth Pop, Funk and Soul vibes it’s hard to put your finger on this projects exact genre. DUX isn’t messing around on this EP, excited to hear some more new stuff by him because I’m loving his organic sound with the keys and soulful vocals. Listen to Remote-Controlled-Hobbies below now!