Aiming to deliver on their promise that the live versions of ‘Isles’ would be “much, much harder”, Bicep have just released ‘Meli (II)’, a track that has been a highlight of their recent live shows, including a closing slot at Glastonbury’s West Holts stage last weekend. It comes alongside news of their biggest UK show to date at Alexandra Palace on 3 December 2022, with tickets on sale from tomorrow.
Ray Volpe’s single and apparently ‘the most played track at EDC Las Vegas’, ‘Laserbeam’ has finally been released on Disciple Records. Volpe aims to strike out with a track that’s a shock to the system, packing bass and acidic squelches contrasting with an underlying calm that makes for a big tune in festival season.
Classically trained jazz musician, producer, DJ and songwriter Richard Earnshaw is on Soulfuric Deep with the Re-Vibe of his record ‘People Are People’. Twenty years since the vinyl-only release from 2002, the track aims to radiate the same pure sunshiny positivity as when it was first released.
As possibly two of the Netherlands’ foremost representatives of the global dance music scene, Armin van Buuren and Blasterjaxx are no strangers, having musically connected several times in the past few years through debut collab ‘Tarzan’ and three Blasterjaxx remixes of Armin van Buuren’s tracks. They’ve now just dropped their sophomore collaboration ‘Superman’ (feat. 24h).
French DJ/producer Michael Canitrot returns with his latest track ‘Oracle’, which is out now via Wagram International. Here he delivers another melodic techno workout, kicking off with a driving beat with fluttering synths and tinkling notes weaving in and out of the production.
Having last year steered his mixcomp series into double-digit territory, Roger Shah’s ‘Magic Island’ is once again out with its 11th edition. Roger and his troop of Balearically minded music-makers have returned with another clutch of purpose-built sunny sonics.
Signing up for a third collab, Fedde Le Grand has joined forces again with 22Bullets. ‘Down’ sees them coming out with pitched down vocals, breezy chords and pop hooks, all aimed at a sweaty night out in the club. Following the footsteps of the duo’s 2021 track ‘Bang Bang’, the track is out now across all streaming platforms via Spinnin' Records.
Having just completed their coast-to-coast 30-date spring tour of the States, Cosmic Gate single out another track from their summer-upcoming ‘MOSAIIK Chapter 2’ album. For it the GRAMMY nominated duo have been joined by Nathan Nicholson, frontman of alt-indie grouping The Boxer Rebellion and more recently even, vocalist on releases by Claptone, Tinlicker, and Tom Staar.
jackLNDN recently released his latest single, ‘Bad Decisions’ via the indie label, Jack’s House. The London-born, US-based producer has performed two North American Tours with Goldfish and The Funk Hunters as well as appearing on stages in Canada, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and more.
Claptone delivers possibly one of summer 2022’s most in-demand records for his single debut on Defected. A homage to one of the 2000’s most iconic club records, a big rubbery bassline and brassy saxophone hook give ‘Calabria’ its warm familiarity that aims to enthral dancefloors.