NMF Roundup: Hardwell and Steve Aoki go hard, Cheat Codes reworks Tom Walker, Xan Griffin shreds + more
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Take a serendipitous end-of-week drive with Youngr through his newest syrupy indie pop number, “Drive.”
Ulterior Motive lends the robustly voiced Thandi Phoenix’s formerly cheerful and heavily remixed “My Way” a foreboding, ominous drum & bass fervor.
Austin, Texas’ big-room virtuosos, Tritonal, have released a radiant club mix of their recent “Out Of My Mind,” featuring lustrously warm vocals from Riley Clemmons.
LA-based Paris Blohm says, “All aboard the big-room bus,” with his newest heart-pumping, fist-pump-preferred “Save Us,” featuring ENOK.
Cheat Codes breathes some progressive house heat into Tom Walker’s “Leave A Light On,” with simultaneously atmospheric and playful synths/guitar plucks and ample bass.
Nomad’s newest “The Machines” is, as the name implies, a highly tech-oriented, dizzying drum & bass depiction of “the war between machine and human.”
Xan Griffin has resolved to shred unworthy speakers to bits with his Asian-inspired, guitar-sampling trap tune, “Aries.”
The always-colorful Carmada duo has released another bounce-infused future bass beauty, featuring the velvety-voiced tribes.
Robby East wields melody and instrumentation galore in his whimsical new house track, “Burning In My Soul,” which is practically begging for a play just before a Friday night on the town.
Sullivan King pushes pedal to the metal with “Step Back,” a screeching, dubstep/electro hybrid that should be avoided by the delicately eared.
Faithful to its title, Seasoned Souls’ technicolor, piano piece, “Ripple,” flutters and flickers like an enchanted body of sweet-sounding water.
Sober rob unleashes some liquid trap for “Supermoon,” which features sweet soprano, Karra, and a heady serving of astral-themed sampling, fit to be heard under the Friday night sky.