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Bad Wolf peeks behind closed doors in his latest nu-disco single, ‘Curfew at the Disco’

Bad Wolf

While plenty of us sulked about the inaccessibility of dancefloors and lack of like-minded community, Philippines-based artist and producer Bad Wolf imagined what went on behind closed doors while creating his latest melodically tropic single, Curfew at the Disco.

After the release of his debut single, If I Can Make You Dance, in January 2021, he was scouted by MojoHeadz Records and inspired to release at least ten new singles in 2021. Based on Curfew at the Disco, we can expect plenty more soul-oozing DAW-created grooves from the artist who is quickly becoming renowned for painting with metropolitan strokes and with kaleidoscopically urban colour.

Curfew at the Disco unravels as a mix of euphoria-evoking nu-disco and roots deep techno that allows Bad Wolf to invite you into his imagination where you can explore the intimacy of the house parties which happened while dancefloors and venues gathered dust. The air of hedonist rebellion runs right through Curfew at the Disco, right next to the influence from indie dance and 80s Japanese City pop.

Curfew at the Disco officially released on May 3rd; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud. Connect with Bad Wolf via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Don’t Worry About It: Legendary worldwide producer and DJ Aruhtra takes us away to another world on ‘Stay Together’

With a style of music that has you feeling happy again, Aruhtra returns with a fantastic new electronically charged track that will have your body in scintillating raptures of delight with ‘Stay Together‘.

Aruhtra is an in-demand UK-born, multi-talented Marbella, Spain-based electronic music producer and DJ, who is known the world over with his residency at Nikki Beach, Marbella and La Suite Club in Puente Romano, plus his weekly live radio show.

He makes that uplifting type of sensational music that is from all genres such as house, garage and commercial, as his distinguished taste is never ending, which helps him stand out from the rest.

This is the story about staying close, the day is just young and the night is awaiting you if you want to take it that far. The party flow has you captivated and this is the perfect song to sip on while enjoying those simmering summer days, where the tans and good vibes come out to play.

Stay Together‘ from the experienced and supremely skilled UK-born DJ and producer Aruhtra, has your smile alive and your mind awake to all the possibilities out there. This is a song that grabs you close and doesn’t let go — as you imagine the warm sunny skies — as the good times arise.

Stream this top track on Soundcloud and see his IG for more news and upcoming releases.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Min The Universe and Mina Grace want to show us ‘A Million Fireflies’

Thrumming, pulsing, rising and rolling electronic bass over electronic beats and rushing chords, all topped off with Nina Grace’s powerful vocal – that’s ‘A Million Fireflies’ by New York’s Min The Universe.

A true ‘citizen of the world’ Min (or should that be Mr. Universe?) has travelled from Shanghai to Liverpool to Boston to Atlanta, spending his formative years as a lead guitarist and keyboardist, rocking out in progressive metal bands before finding his love of electronic dance music in his early 20’s. There’s a mix of Calvin Harris and Deadmau5, Avicii and Eric Prydz, a trancy, progressive house style backbeat and swelling keyboard parts, Grace’s vocal carrying the track in between the ebb and flow of electronic verse and chorus.

It’s a top dance track, clubby and uptempo with some quality guest vocal work from Nina Grace.

You can listen to ‘A Million Fireflies’ on Spotify; Follow Min The Universe on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

The prodigal son of SLAP house, K.S.M. returns with his sophomore single, ‘Through the Silence’.

K.S.M. followed on from their debut 2021 single with the ethereal feat of electronica, ‘Through the Silence’. Many artists promise to deliver originality in their mixes, yet, the Norway-based producer went the extra mile to stamp down his atmospheric signature take on deep house with his sophomore release.

The energetic bass rhythms in Through the Silence packs the track with a driving momentum while the female vocals add a touch of serenity to the soundscape; proving to be all too efficacious in keeping you hooked with every progressive transgression in the polished single.

K.S.M. is set to make major waves in the electro scene; 2 weeks on from the release of Through the Silence, the track had racked up over 50,000 streams on Spotify alone. If you pride yourself on having fresh artists on your radar, you will want to make room for K.S.M. who takes influence from SLAP House greats such as Alok and Tujamo.

Through the Silence is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Muscular – Auraraver: Synth Soul Food

Muscular’s debut electronica single is the aural equivalent of soul food. Synths may not be known for their soulful propensities, but in ‘Auraraver’, the ardent alchemy refuses to hide behind futurism.

Synths and basslines lead the way, and through the infusion of organic percussion, piano and guitar, the track quickly evolves from a dark hard-hitting feat of techno into a mix that will get you higher than Mind.in.a.Box’s iconic EBM track, 8-Bits. Through shimmering reverb and teasing build-ups that will leave you as eager for the drop as Infected Mushroom’s mind-melting mixes do, it’s safe to say that Auraraver will leave you hooked right through the extended duration.

Auraraver released on March 26th; you can hear it via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Bluebass brings the feel-good factor with their funk-riddled track, ‘Never Give Up on Your Dreams’

Blackpool-based singer-songwriter and producer Bluebass fed the influence of his hometown into his latest feel-good track, ‘Never Give Up on Your Dreams’. Blackpool isn’t all illuminations and rabid hen parties; it also has an ever-lasting tie to the Northern Soul and Jazz Funk scene which rose from the town’s working-class roots.

With their latest release, Bluebass embraced the old school before contorting familiar grooves into catchy contemporary rhythms that would go down a storm on a dancefloor. Their upraising mix of RnB, pop, funk and soul pulls together to offer all of the aural euphoria that you could ask for.

Never Give Up on Your Dreams is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Roman Cigi needs his ‘Voices’ to be heard.

One of the most innovative and cross-genre producers and DJ’s currently working the Ministry of Sound/Itaca/Paradiso circuit, Roman Cigi was born in Slovakia but now resides in London; that cross-European background serves him in good stead here with new single ‘Voices’, a perfect slice of old-school Euro-Deep House/Trance/Progressive House that’s both fresh and retro all at once.

Immediately, it sounds like all those massive 90’s Balearic bangers; Black Box, Seal & Adamski, and absolutely Blue Pearl’s “ Naked In The Rain”. Deep, breathy female vocals over thundering drum and bass, smack in the trancey-techno sweet-spot of 125 BPM. It’s a perfect clubby dance track, and – if Covid hadn’t crashed the party – deserves to be filling dancefloors all over the country this summer.

You can check out ‘Voices’ on Spotify; follow Roman Cigi here or on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Stuck In Your Mind: LOZENJA is back with love-torn electro-house gem ‘Bad For You’ (feat. Frannie B)

With a breathlessly intoxicating energy that is highly exciting and packed full of warnings too, LOZENJA ups the tempo on his new track about how you can easily fall for the wrong person called ‘Bad For You’ (feat. Frannie B).

Laurence Woods aka LOZENJA is a Farnham, UK-based electro-pop/lo-fi/house music producer, songwriter, DJ, harpist and also a podcast editor. He makes that deeply constructed music that soothes all parts of your mind and elevates you to a better place.

This is the story of a person who you care about that is telling you exactly what they are like deep inside and its not positive – but you keep on coming back anyways – as they are all that you want even though you should be looking elsewhere.

We are swimming in a tempting world of desire, as the electronic house creation is packed into soothing vocals from an angelic singer with an amazing tone. Mixed with a catchy beat that has you in a reflective mood, this is a quality new single.

‘Bad For You’ (feat. Frannie B) from Farnham, UK-based producer LOZENJA, is a dreamy soundscape from a talented team who have you thinking deeply about your next move, as you don’t want to be with the wrong person and get hurt again. The problem is that you crave the love that you probably shouldn’t, as all that’s awaiting for you is eventual heartbreak.

Stream the song on YouTube and check out the IG for more stories and news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

2SixEight ‘Don’t Need Nobody’ to make us party.

Sri Lanka might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of house music, but this – the new single from 2SixEight – adds vocalist Iman C, a Sri Lankan model with over 20,000 followers. The result is a full-on house dancefloor attack, heavy on the drum and bass with an impressive lift and drop; it’s got some proper grind to it, Iman’s mantra-like vocal breathy and seductive over the sparse instrumentation. There’s an element of Beardyman’s ‘6 am (Ready To Write) to it, along with some of Breach’s ‘ Let’s Jack’ and maybe even a little Flat Eric in places – it’s catchy, but it’s also effortlessly cool.

2SixEight – a reference to the artist’s home number – plan to release some official remixes of the track too, in the coming months, but for now ‘Don’t Need Nobody’ is a killer dancefloor groove all of itself.

Check out ‘Don’t Need Nobody’ on Spotify now; follow 2SixEight on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Letting your soul decide: New York’s Complexion of Sound help us forget our worries on ‘Lose Control’ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses)

Complexion of Sound bring that electric energy to our hungry ears with unmistakable joy, on the brand new dance explosion for us to immerse our whole bodies in called ‘Lose Control‘ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses).

A New York-based artist project lead by CoS, who works with the most innovative East Coast producers, engineers, vocalists, songwriters, graphic designers and videographers in the game. This is that spectacular music to feel uplifted again and to dance all night with the volume on maximum.

With a wondrous fusion of dance-pop, hip hop, house and electronic sonic soundscapes that make you blush with excitement, this is a flourishing mixture of the purest form that dazzles your heart and fills the soul with some much-needed goodness after a rough twelve months.

This is the exuberant story of wanting to be connected with that special person so much as you ask them to come with you on a star-gazing journey to getting that spark back into your life, after this long and stressful lockdown. You see it in their eyes that they want to give you their soul and you are just waiting for the words to come out of their mouth. The fire is there and you just want to them to spark the light, so you can both be brightly woven together forever.

Lose Control‘ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses) formulates all that is good with music into one tasty treat for you to snack on with eager enthusiasm. This is a fusion of sounds that are a pleasure on the palate, that has been starved of good music. You imagine listening to this electric music live and swaying into the crowds alignment with like-minded fans, as you dance your worries away.

To let go and love is one thing but you also need that reciprocal energy to transform into your soulmate so that you can both be at one with what you want out of each other. Only then can you be truly happy-as if its only one of you who is fully invested-there are bound to be issues later on.

Stream this electric wonderland on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen