Project 91 to position Malaa behind Schimanski’s decks for simmering live stint

Project 91 to position Malaa behind Schimanski’s decks for simmering live stintMalaa Freakydeakyt Rukes

After throwing open its doors anew to a bumbling Brooklyn crowd with a floor-scuffing eagerness to hear Wax Motif soundtrack Schimanski’s return on July 16, the borough favorite will continue its welcome back run on August 7 with a set from DJ Snake‘s Secret Room co-conspirator, Malaa. The Project 91 Presents-hosted affair saw a dip in the stock of available tickets immediately following its announcement, and with general admission entry to the event resting on the third and final tier, fans of the enigmatic “Ring The Alarm” collaborator are urged to brandish their cards to secure an evening padded with G-house, house, and all that’s in between before it sells out.

Project 91’s placement of Malaa behind Schimanski’s decks comes at time when the Frenchman’s touch is a blistering white-hot, what with “Ring The Alarm” and his recent “Praise” conversion in his back pocket, not to mention his mini-tour alongside DJ Snake, which serves as an ongoing live re-enactment of their Secret Room raiding from the quarantine days. Secure tickets to one of Brooklyn’s most sought-after stints of the summer calendar here.

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Claude VonStroke teams with Walker & Royce for two-track ‘Enthusiasm’ EP

Claude VonStroke teams with Walker & Royce for two-track ‘Enthusiasm’ EPClaude VonStroke Cred Chiddy

Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke has been working alongside Walker & Royce for more than half of the past decade, however, a collaboration between the two acts has only now just arrived. The two-track Enthusiasm EP, which arrived via VonStroke’s San Francisco-based imprint, sees him join talents with Walker & Royce and prove their collective chemistry.

“Enthusiasm” creates an upbeat atmosphere from the jump; the track designed to get people grooving in the club. “The End Of The Lime” falls into a thumping, trippy rhythm, shifting to a more psychedelic aesthetic than the floor appeal of the EP’s titular offering. Primed for larger crowds, “The End Of The Lime” is destined for festival tents this summer as it bops and dips through a mind-bending sonic journey.

VonStroke has been busy collaborating as of late, teaming up with Justin Jay on the five-track EP, Oh, in June. His annual Dirtybird Campout festival will also be making its return this October at Modesto’s Reservoir Campgrounds.

The Enthusiasm EP arrives as Walker & Royce’s first original release since 2020’s “Need2Freek.” However, the pair have shared a few remixes since the year began, including Mindchatter‘s “Language” and Chris Lorenzo‘s “Take Me As I Am.”

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Anna Lunoe remixes Blu DeTiger’s ‘Cotton Candy Lemonade’

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Anna Lunoe has shared a grooving remix of Blu DeTiger‘s single, “Cotton Candy Lemonade.” Speeding up the track and looping the background crowd noises in a vein similar to Nine Inch Nails’ “Ruiner,” Lunoe breathes a sparkling new life into the track. DeTiger’s slow original turns into a funky dance floor hit, with Lunoe maintaining the essence of the original while picking up its pace.

“Cotton Candy Lemonade” arrives as Lunoe’s first release since December 2020’s “Ice Cream.”

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Elephante inches closer to release of sophomore album with ‘Holy Ghosts’

Elephante inches closer to release of sophomore album with ‘Holy Ghosts’Elephante PC Ale Lopes

Elephante continues to shine on both the vocals and production front with “Holy Ghosts,” the second single from his forthcoming sophomore album, due this fall. “Holy Ghosts” is an eclectic fusion of flowing vocals and airy house notes tied together with the hum of an electric guitar. The track follows what has been the artist’s most personal work to date, “High Water,” a song that narrates Elephante’s past struggles with opioid addiction.

“Holy Ghost” paints an eerily vivid picture of Los Angeles as a ghost town during the pandemic, embodying Elephante’s ability to blend his own vocals and instrumentation in an enticing fashion.

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FREAK ON sees in 20/20 with new tech-house jam, ‘Blind’

FREAK ON sees in 20/20 with new tech-house jam, ‘Blind’Freak On Blind Dancing Astronaut

Known by some for his work on Tchami‘s CONFESSION curated Alchemy VI compilation, FREAK ON continues to separate himself from the pack with his signature hip-hop infused booty-house style.

The LA based producer returns to Jack Back‘s Sink or Swim label after the successful release of 2020’s “Be Your Lova,” upping the ante with the undeniable and menacing tech-house grooves of “Blind.” Brooding and bassy house music is the name of the game, as FREAK ON’s innate production sets the perfect foundation for the tune’s swerving toppling. It’d be easy to say that the vocals on “Blind” are smooth or soulful, but put more succinctly, they simply drip with attitude, making for the perfect toppling to FREAK ON’s swaggy house style.

Equal parts unctuous and sexy, “Blind” has to be heard to be believed. Listen to FREAK ON’s newest track below.

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B-Case and Robin Schulz try, but ultimately ‘Can’t Buy Love’ in new single

B-Case and Robin Schulz try, but ultimately ‘Can’t Buy Love’ in new singleRobin Schulz B Case Baby E Cant Buy Love Dancing Astronaut

People say that Robin Schulz has the rare ability to find the sweet spot between club and pop music, but with hits like “Waves” and “In Your Eyes (feat. Alida)” securely under his belt, it’s safe to say that the German born producer simply lives there.

Case in point is Robin Schulz’ latest single, a joint collaboration with B-Case and singer/songwriter Baby E titled “Can’t Buy Love.” Smooth like butter, hip-hop laden vocals from Baby E set the track’s tone, but it’s the finely tuned and nuanced production elements from Schul, that give “Can’t Buy Love” its radio-ready layer of polish. Playful drops, as well as aesthetically pleasing clicks and vibrations create a dark and sexy atmosphere that’s prime for everything from the club to a late night cruise.

“Can’t Buy Love” is out now on Robin Schulz’ Mentalo Music. Listen to the track in full below.

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Relive Kaskade’s history-making reopening stint at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium [Watch]

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Los Angeles’ brand new $5 billion stadium and entertainment complex SoFi Stadium was officially opened on July 17 in grand fashion by none other than dance music icon Kaskade. When the Insomniac-produced show initially went on-sale, it took all of two hours for every single ticket to sell out, in characteristic Kaskade fashion. The event was not livestreamed, but one extremely dedicated fan recorded every glorious minute of the two-hour set in 4k on their GoPro and uploaded it for all to watch on YouTube.

Although fans looking to relive—or watch for the first time—surprise opening sets from Dombresky and deadmau5 are still left without a way to do so, the main event is here in all of its glory. Below, viewers can find Kaskade opening with his Rocket League anthem “Solid Ground” before shuffling through other staples such as “Eyes,” “Disarm You,” and “Something Something Champs,” Relive every minute in 4k HD, courtesy of YouTuber VictorVisits, below.

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Carl Cox reconfigures Sofi Tukker’s ‘Drinkee’

Carl Cox reconfigures Sofi Tukker’s ‘Drinkee’Carl Co Stream

Dispatched in 2015 alongside five official remixes, Sofi Tukker‘s “Drinkee” has once again been repurposed, this time by the king of Ibiza himself. Carl Cox‘s tech-house reinterpretation of “Drinkee” arrived in tandem with Vintage Culture and John Summit‘s contemporary remix of the tune, marking what Sofi Tukker have coined the “SUMMER OF DRINKEE.” Interestingly, Vintage Culture merged talents with Slow Motion! back in 2016 for one of the single’s original remixes. Now, Carl Cox has given Sofi Tukker fans a pulsating new reason to re-indulge in the duo’s debut single, using a “new analog Moog, vocal samples and some lead guitar…to create something special.”

Distributed via Ultra Records, “Drinkee (Carl Cox Remix)” is streaming everywhere.

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Thousands return to UK dance floors as restrictions officially lift

Thousands return to UK dance floors as restrictions officially liftFabric Nightclub London 2016 Billboard 1548

Restrictions in the UK have officially lifted, and thousands are returning to the dance floor after more than 16 months. As social distancing requirements are removed, club-goers are still asked to show proof of either a negative COVID test or full vaccination in order to gain entry.

Full capacity festivals are also marking their return after restrictions lifted on July 19, with Creamfields and dual-site Reading and Leeds slated to go ahead later on this summer. Nightclubs have also been enthusiastically picking up traffic once again, with London’s fabric and Manchester’s The White Hotel running day and night for an entire weekend to welcome audiences back to the dance floor.

While fans are happy to return to their beloved clubs, the sad reality that many have been forced to permanently shutter due to the pandemic becomes more apparent. One in eight nightclubs have shut down due to financial strain over the course of the past 16 months.

The rise in the delta variant of COVID-19 also creates cause for concern, with public health physician and member of the Independent SAGE panel, Dr. Gabriel Scally, recently calling the decision to lift restrictions “immoral and unethical.”

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Ophelia Records dips into house territory with new Trivecta, Gem & Tauri collaboration featuring Tyler Graves

Ophelia Records dips into house territory with new Trivecta, Gem & Tauri collaboration featuring Tyler GravesTrivecta

Ophelia Records is best known for an endless trove of hard-hitting melodic bass that brought label founder Seven Lions to prominence, but that doesn’t mean the imprint will shy away from a little house music every once in a while. House regulars Gem & Tauri have teamed up with Trivecta for “Hear My Call” with Tyler Graves, a surprise collaboration between Ophelia Records staples that lands as one of the label’s top cuts of the year.

It’s a change of pace for Trivecta, who characteristically keeps things more in the melodic trance, dubstep, and bass lanes. That said, he does manage to put a melodic touch on the house tune that stylistically fits right in with the rest of Gem & Tauri’s budding discography.

“Hear My Call” is the fourth single released by Trivecta in 2021 and the first for Gem & Tauri following their debut EP All You Need in 2020. Both are slated for spots on Ophelia Records’ Pantheon tour as well as Seven Lions’ Chronicles Chapter III set for September 11 at The Gorge Amphitheatre.

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