WAVEDASH have unveiled their latest single titled, “By Any Means,” from their forthcoming debut album, World Famous Tour, via NGHTMRE‘s Gud Vibrations imprint.
The Texas-bred trio follow up their previously released track “Stallions” featuring fknsyd, demonstrating yet another alteration of their usual bass and synth-heavy production on their latest single. The production outfit spoke about their latest album single release stating,
“‘By Any Means’ might be a bit confusing to a first-time listener, but, to us, it serves as a stream of consciousness. An apex to the equation and the climax to ‘World Famous Tour.’ It was the first record written for [the album], being the original inspiration for crafting an album—it has an undeniable energy that screams ‘keep going.’”
“By Any Means” is the third single from WASHDASH’s upcoming album,featuring an emotional build-up of melodic elements that progresses and ultimately culminates into theatrically ethereal atmospheres, well worth multiple listens. The outro of the track ends with dubbed audio of “C’est si bon” singer, Eartha Kitt, whose words leave a sentimental resonance on the subject of love and art. Listen to “By Any Means” below.
After releasing Neon Future IV in 2020, Steve Aoki is starting 2021 strong with the release of his full 6OKI -Rave Royale EP. The new project features six releases, some of which Aoki started dropping in the latter half of 2020, mixed with a handful of fan-familiar cuts. The releases are all influenced by hardstyle, and each single brings its own distinctive spin to the genre.
Black Eyed Peas fans will notice a familiar backdrop throughout “Tarantinto” featuring STARX, co-produced by Timmy Trumpet. The listener is submerged into 2006 mega-hit “Pump It” until the rework dives into an intense hardstyle drop. The last release the Dim Mak head honcho put out before the full EP release was a collaboration with k?d titled “BIB.”
Aoki has experimented musically throughout the years when it comes to genres and collaborators. This EP signals a return to his electronic roots, and the tracks have a unifying theme in that they all are high energy productions that will give the producer plenty of new ammunition once live performances resume.
Visually, the EP’s “Rave Royale” narrative spans across a series of animated video game-styled music videos, inspired by the cult classic Japanese film Battle Royale as well as Fortnite. 6OKI -Rave Royale is out via Dim Mak.
The “lockdown” version of this staggering acid-club original work undulates into a refreshing blend of indie-rock and new wave tropes. The featured live session showcases Olan’s haunting vocals and eccentric guitar talents juxtaposed against Mat Zo’s re-imagined live drum grooves that draw on the familiar sounds of the psychedelia or acid punk genre of the late 1960’s.
Atlanta-native singer and songwriter, Olan, performed an intricate role on the Grammy-nominated producer’s nearly feature-free album by appearing on such singles as “Colours,” “Problems,” and “Paralysis.” Recorded in lockdown, Mat Zo and Olan prove to be a formidable pair, even when separated by social distancing measures. Watch the new live version of “Problems,” which you watch below.
Mark Knight delivers a jubilant house remix of Nathan Dawe and Little Mix’s single, “No Time For Tears,” via Atlantic Records UK.
The Toolroom label boss adds to his list of high-profile remixes as he administers his venerated production talents on Nathan Dawe and Little Mix’s track “No Time For Tears,” spinning the pop variant into an all-out funk-laden house track filled with percussive and melodic modifications, and bass that seamlessly blend all elements into a dancefloor-ready hit.
“No Time For Tears” was originally produced by English DJ and producer Nathan Dawe and featured British pop-group Little Mix, peaking at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number 22 on Billboard‘s US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart. Knight, an indisputably accomplished veteran producer, exhibits his status as an indispensable figurehead within modern dance music on his latest remix, upping the ante on his latest remix with his unmatched Midas touch.
Listen to Knight’s “No Time For Tears” remix by Nathan Dawe and Little Mix below.
The master tenant of the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship pled guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter after the building suffered a devastating fire during an event in 2016 that ended in the tragic loss of 36 lives. Derick Almena, 50, pled guilty in exchange for a 12-year sentence, avoiding a second trial after the first ended with no verdict. As part of the plea agreement, Almena will face between nine and 12 years in jail but was already released on bail last year and likely won’t return due to credited time served and good behavior.
Last summer, the City of Oakland reached a settlement in Ghost Ship case as they agreed to pay a total of $32.7 million dollars to those impacted by the tragic warehouse fire. Of the settlement money, $23.5 million will be paid to the families of the 36 victims who lost their lives, and the remaining $9.2 million will go to Sam Maxwell, a survivor of the warehouse fire who escaped the burning building, but suffered permanent injuries.
The fire happened during an underground house and ambient party for the 100% Silk record label on December 2, 2016 at an industrial Oakland warehouse in which Almena was accused of illegally converting into an artist collective work space. Owners of the property had prior knowledge of the building’s electrical issues prior to the disaster, as Almena and resident Max Harris emailed both property managers Kai and his sister Eva Ng, suggesting the “overexertion” on the building’s electrical supply was dangerous. It later came to light that authorities were aware of the unsafe conditions and that Oakland’s city officials ultimately failed to enforce building and fire codes that could have prevented the blaze.
Wuki has teamed up with Smokepurpp on a rare hip-hop/dance crossover, “Birdz,” out now via HARD Recs. “Birdz” falls in line with Wuki’s previously released album singles such as “Shutup” with Shaquille O’Neal, “Chicken Wang” with Diplo, and “Bad Girl Drumma” with Juvenile, and notably furnishes an ill blend of trap, bass, and fanfare lyrics that could easily enthuse both dance and hip-hop fans.
The former Innerpartysystem band member and New Jersey native continues to gear up for his debut LP, set to release later this year. As Wuki inches ever closer to its eventual release, listeners can stream “Birdz” below.
In a January 22 tweet, BROHUG set the tone for 2021 with just four words: “we ain’t slowing down.” Those attuned to the rate at which the triad released new music in 2020 should know to take John Dahlbäck, Christopher Lunde, and Niklas Lunde for their word; those who were not should consider this their tip-off.
A new year of business for the BROHOUSE battalion, 2021 trails their mammoth 30-release run in 2020, and already bespeaks one BROHUG release, “Fake Fake Fake,” issued on the first “new music Friday” of the year. To no one’s surprise, it didn’t take long for the triple power to notch its sophomore single of 2021, “Do Me Right.” The one-off finds BROHUG parlaying their signature bass house sound into a titillating, club-minded breed that juxtaposes spoken male and female vocals with each other. Concisely put, “Do Me Right” is just the latest evidence that BROHUG remain the reigning Swedish power of the dance scene.