After the debut single, I Want, from DJ CoolRex, it is safe to say tech-house has a new iconic architect. While encompassing the epitome of desire, the techno kicks and basslines punctuate the soul-soaked house synthetics to create an authentically immersive atmosphere that electro heads will want to drench themselves in time and time again.
His future-ready flair, noted through the bass-drenched deep cuts, effortlessly set him apart from his contemporaries and the tech-house pioneers Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox. DJ CoolRex may be new to the scene, but on the basis of this deliciously strong debut, the Ohio-born and raised innovator has exactly what it takes to make his ascent from the underground an ephemeral trip.
Check out the DJ CoolRex debut by heading over to Spotify.
Take You to Attica is the debut dark, dirty and droning tech house hit from the up-and-coming artist Supa G Swift. Taking their listeners far beyond earth’s banal and predictable atmosphere, this helter-skelter ride through the cosmos treats you to funked-up surging electro-electricity by the smorgasbord.
The Cork, Ireland-based artist, DJ, and producer initially set out to take over the hip-hop scene in Cork before entering DJ battles in Ireland and relocating to Canada, where he became one of the most notorious and revered DJs in Vancouver.
For the past seven years, his upcoming debut album, Enter Infinity, has been his labour of love; it promises to be a psychologically expansive high-energy ride. On the basis of Take You to Attica, we don’t doubt his ability to deliver exhilaratingly trippy hits that could lead to a dancefloor frenzy.
Take You to Attica released on April 3rd; entrance yourselves via SoundCloud.
Enliven your Drum n Bass playlists with RudeBrutal’s ensnaring new track, Sun & Bass, which was inspired by a sunset over the Danube river.
Very few things can top the vibrant and fiery beauty of a sunset, but RudeBrutal manages to eclipse it with his bass-drenched beats and shimmering synths that lay in a bed of pulsating deep tech breakbeat rhythms.
During his long and colourful career in the music industry, RudeBrutal has been an on-air-DJ, sound editor and recording engineer. He has composed and produced for musicals, other artists and theatre. In 2000, he took a short break from the aural world to hone in on his video production skills. In 2014, he returned to the music industry with his unique indie-dance tech-house sound that we can’t wait to hear more of.
Sun & Bass is now available to stream on SoundCloud. Or you can check out the official video on YouTube.
Tokyo-based music producer shoegazer’s eclectic style fuses ethereal ambience and unbridled energy with aggressively caustic textures to deliver a multifaceted sound that is only synonymous with his moniker.
His latest release, Modest Revolt, is a progressively electrifying hit that doesn’t discriminate on the genres under the EDM umbrella it draws from. With euphoric bass house-style drops and glitchy increments of dub house, Modest Revolt is an aural force to be reckoned with.
Many artists may have started to take the multi-genre approach, but very few can seamlessly meld the contrasting textures and make a hit that would make a dancefloor writhe like shoegazer can.
Modest Revolt is due for release on July 16th; check out shoegazer on Soundcloud.
Emerging electronica singer-songwriter and artist Tyler Garrett has given us a sneak peek of what is to come in his upcoming album, Morning Star, due for release on June 22nd.
The title track is an intoxicatingly up-vibe mash of future bass, hyper pop, RnB and ambient electronica. The LA-hailing artist discernibly brings the energy, but no part of this visceral mix ever feels over facing. The 33-year-old has already discernibly perfected the balance between groove and aural euphoria.
Previously, his popular tracks have racked up over 1-million streams; it is easy to see how Morning Star will follow. He has a unique way of bringing raw intimacy to massive productions. We are sure it will see him go far in 2021 and beyond.
Morning Star will be available to stream, in full via Soundcloud.
For his latest single, ‘Vertigo’, London-based deep house producer Zizzo World teamed up with pop vocalist Nick Sandler to release a dizzying feat of future pop that has the potential to climb the charts as the number 1 Summer EDM pop anthem.
The build-ups and drops conceptualise the track as they embody a complete loss of control and gravity, while the vocals transform the tech house mix into a euphorically visceral anthem that you’ll want to rewind for the repeat shots of ecstasy that it effortlessly exudes.
With his atmospherically on-trend production style, Zizzo World has already racked up millions of streams on his previous releases. Vertigo will undoubtedly receive the same hype.
Vertigo officially released on May 14th. It is available to stream and download on all major platforms via this link.
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.
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.
Electronica artists generally fall into two categories, the assimilators, and those who throw their authentic expression into their projects to create mind-blowing feats of indulgent insanity, ‘Jabberwocky’ from Zachary James’ 2020 album ‘Call Out’, definitely falls into the latter camp.
‘Jabberwocky’ is a theatrically enticing Sci-Fi laden hit which Zachary James created in collaboration with Rene Orth and Lewis Carroll. The progressive track runs through teasing melodic increments before crashing into tremulously bass-drenched Industrial electronica. It doesn’t matter which extreme the tempo is sitting at; you’ll be transfixed from start to finish in the mix which gives Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds a run for its money.
The multitalented artist’s experience as a Broadway actor discernibly fed into the monumental 7-minute visual single which becomes so much more than a soundscape as you embrace the chaos, imagination and cinematic style.
Jabberwocky is available to stream with the rest of the epic 25-tracker album via Spotify.
Starting off with a fiercely sonic blast of Techno, YAZ’s standout track ‘Judgement’ from her 2020 EP Eternity will remind you why you fell in love with EDM in the first place. The entrancement, the aural ecstasy, the ability to surrender your rhythmic pulses and accept that for the next few minutes, the music is going to take control while your synapses become ensnared by the danceable high-octane beats.
The instrumental mix needs no lyrics to feed emotion or feeling. Unrelenting momentum blazes all throughout Judgement, instead of waiting for the drop, each second of the mix will implant euphoria.
You can check out Judgement for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.