Crank up the volume on Crankdat’s menacing new dubstep cut, ‘BADFUTURE’

Crank up the volume on Crankdat’s menacing new dubstep cut, ‘BADFUTURE’Crankdat Approved Live Shot

Crankdat has made his return to Kayzo‘s Welcome Records with a battering new dubset cut, “BADFUTURE.” 2020 has already been a landmark year for Crankdat, seeing the producer releasing EPs on Kannibalen Records and Disciple Records, as well as two standout singles with Monstercat. Whether he leans melodic or heavy, Crankdat always manages to deliver, and “BADFUTURE” firmly lands him another win.

“BADFUTURE,” certainly makes a compelling case for dubstep jam of the summer. The song opens with bright vocal chops cutting through a tantalizing arpeggio, followed by a quick buildup. The drops feature Crankdat’s signature gritty, metallic sound design and tight drums, packed with energy from core to perimeter. With his discography expanding increasingly quickly year-over-year, “BADFUTURE” continues extending Crankdat’s track record of making impressive low-end ammunition.

Honey Dijon remixes Alewya’s debut single, ‘Sweating’

Honey Dijon remixes Alewya’s debut single, ‘Sweating’ALEWYA PRESS LEAD PRESS SHOT CREDIT Christina Ebenezer

In May, Alewya announced herself to the music world with her feature on burgeoning star Little Simz’ latest EP, Drop 6. Promptly after, the UK-based producer (pictured above) shared her debut single “Sweating,” a sultry dance track powered by Alewya’s catchy flow. Now, “Sweating” receives the full remix package treatment courtesy of fellow UK-based producer Honey Dijon.

In her remix, Honey Dijon strips away the original’s syncopated rhythm in favor of a classic four-on-the-floor house style. Additionally, a bouncy bass line compliments the accelerated tempo in the remix and dub mix. All in all, Alewya’s original slow burning “Sweating” is transformed into a dancefloor house heater that, in Honey Dijon’s words, is “Black Girl Magic at it’s finest. The future is female!”

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ARTY lets vocals lead the way with new Alpha9 single ‘Tell Me’

ARTY lets vocals lead the way with new Alpha9 single ‘Tell Me’ALPHA 9 Photo 1

Following the release of “Dreams” and “All That I Can” earlier in 2020, Artem Stolyarov, known better as ARTY, has released his third single of the year under his Alpha9 alias. The song is titled “Tell Me,” and the release is the perfect display of the Russian producer’s ability to craft euphoric trance singles alongside his commercial leaning ARTY moniker.

The subtle new track is not overly orchestrated. Trance notes with dazzling accents and a kicking backdrop keep “Tell Me” light and airy. Smooth vocals weave in and out of the production, with an air-tight piano melody serving as the connection point between the production and the vocals. “Tell Me” is more vocal-led than many of his previous Alpha9 releases, making the song a distinctive addition to his catalog of releases.

“Tell Me” is out now via Anjunabeats.

Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Dubfire, and more lead first phase of BPM Festival: Malta lineup

Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Dubfire, and more lead first phase of BPM Festival: Malta lineupBPM Festival

Come September 13 – 16, 2020, The BPM Festival: Malta will descend upon Uno Malta with a host of heavy hitters in tow. Festival organizers have spiked anticipation for the European event by revealing the phase one roster of talent, which includes more than 50 of the underground’s finest.

Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Charlotte de Witte, and Adam Beyer represent just a fraction of the artists tapped to appear at The BPM Festival: Malta, with more to be announced in the months leading up to the three-day electronic affair. General admission, VIP passes, and travel packages to the festival are available here.

Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Dubfire, and more lead first phase of BPM Festival: Malta lineupBPM Malta

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Will Ferrell now has a Billboard-charting song

Will Ferrell now has a Billboard-charting songWill Ferrell

Will Ferrell‘s accolades now include “Billboard charting artist.” Yes, you read that correctly. Nielsen Music/MRC Data chart statistics show that Ferrell and My Marianne’s “Husavik – My Hometown,” from Netflix film, Eurovison Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, debuted at No. 16 on the Digital Song Sales chart dated July 11. The movie inclusion also amassed 8,000 downloads in the United States in the week ending July 2.

The Eurovison Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga soundtrack’s chart performance isn’t too shabby, either. The production entered the Soundtracks chart at No. 5. It also clocked in at No. 170 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units. The news of Ferrell’s first-ever Billboard-charting sonic effort follows Tiësto‘s “Euro 90s Tribute Remix” of the film’s “Double Trouble.”

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