Sub Focus lends drum ‘n’ bass wings to CamelPhat’s ‘Easier’ with LOWES

Sub Focus lends drum ‘n’ bass wings to CamelPhat’s ‘Easier’ with LOWESSub Focus Snowbombing

Early on in the new year, Sub Focus carries on with his tour-de-force sound as he takes on CamelPhat‘s debut studio album, Dark Matter. Joining a slew of heavyweights including MK, Mind Against, and ARTBAT, who have provided their remix capabilities to the long-awaited LP, the UK heavyweight puts his uplifting drum ‘n’ bass style to work on the LOWES-assisted “Easier.”

The distinctive, energizing productions that have become signature to the Sub Focus brand find their way in his CamelPhat remix, which carefully retains the fundamental qualities of the original in its genre-morphing transition. Packed with melodic emphasis, the track delivers soaring atmospheres and inspiriting synths over its anthemic drops.

Stream Sub Focus’ remix of “Easier” below.

Get a sneak peek of Portugal. The Man and deadmau5’s unreleased collaboration [Watch]

Get a sneak peek of Portugal. The Man and deadmau5’s unreleased collaboration [Watch]Deadmau5 Cube 3.0

Amid delivering a series of show stopping drive-in performances on New Year’s Eve 2020 and into the new year, deadmau5 surprised fans with a preview of an unreleased track with a collaborator who sounded very much like Portugal. The Man. After an attendee’s video from deadmau5’s Texas Motor Speedway show surfaced on Twitter, the alt-rock heroes confirmed their part in the collaboration.

Although the clip is just a snippet of the full song, from what viewers can tell, the track gives way to an airy and melodic soundscape. The song is carried out by Portugal’s lead singer, John Gourley. Catch the sneak peek below.

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Nicky Romero and Timmo Hendriks unite for first collaboration ‘Into The Light’ featuring David Shane

Nicky Romero and Timmo Hendriks unite for first collaboration ‘Into The Light’ featuring David Shane88386343 558317914769349 5661865342602366873 N

Throughout his tenure in the electronic space, Nicky Romero‘s output has been nothing short of consistent. He released new singles on almost a monthly basis throughout 2020, and now, he’s signaling a similar start for 2021 thanks to his newest release, “Into The Light.”

Featuring David Shane, the track sees the veteran producer tap the Protocol Recordings-signed up-and-comer Timmo Hendriks. Hendriks has been with Romero’s label for two years and recently teamed up with Dash Berlin for “Keep Me Close.”

“Into The Light” arrives in both a radio edit and an extended mix, with Shane’s heartfelt vocals and tremendous progressive house breaks taking center sonic stage on each. “Into The Light” is out now via Protocol Recordings.

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Dash Berlin convenes with fans-turned-producers ANG for new single, ‘Firefly’

Dash Berlin convenes with fans-turned-producers ANG for new single, ‘Firefly’Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin has teamed up with ANG for a euphoric new single, “Firefly.” The one-off takes takes Berlin back to his bigroom/trance roots, culminating in a release that will appeal to old and new Dash Berlin fans alike.

ANG is an up-and-coming Mexican duo, and “Firefly” marks the trio of artists’ first time collaborating. In honor of their inaugural joint project with Berlin, ANG resurfaced a tweet from 2014 that expressed their excitement to see Berlin perform live in Mexico City. They urge aspiring artists to “dream big” and “never stop working” now that their lives have come full circle, thanks to their new collaboration with Berlin.

“Firefly” is out now via Revealed Recordings and can be streamed below.

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Nitti Gritti and RUNN team up for explosive collaboration, ‘Where I Belong’

Nitti Gritti and RUNN team up for explosive collaboration, ‘Where I Belong’Nitti Gritti

Joining forces with dance music’s favorite vocalist RUNN, Nitti Gritti has delivered yet another volcanic release,”Where I Belong.” The bass titan teased the track for more than six months after originally premiering it during his Beyond Wonderland livestream in June 2020.

Released via Proximity, the record departs from his usual bass-heavy hitters. Creating a spark with vocals from RUNN, the one-off immediately grasps onto an intense emotional frequency before catching fire with explosive synths and a captivating drum kick. By steering clear of his usually gritty bass, “Where I Belong” boasts Nitti Gritti’s electronic range.

Working closely with names like Party Favor, Diplo, Wuki, and countless others, Gritti has effortlessly cruised to the top charts of dance music for the past five years. His voyage even landed him a Latin Grammy win in 2019, and most recently, a 2020 Grammy nomination.

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How To Make A Synthesizer From A Pencil

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Beatmaker and designer Jan-Willem Otto, aka jwotto, shared this look at making a synthesizer pencil.

“This synthesizer pencil is the perfect project for a beginning maker wanting to make a musical artsy project,” says Otto. “With this musical instrument you can draw and make music at the same time.”

See his site for info on the Drawdio.