NMF Roundup: Dillon Nathaniel and Matroda get dark and devious, Matisse & Sadko turn shimmering sonic kaleidoscope, R3HAB welcomes weekend warmth, + 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.
Jocelyn Alice joins R3HAB for the warm-weather affair that is “Radio Silence,” evocative of a thawing sun setting over the week.
Matroda and Dillon Nathaniel introduce a little anarchy for the weekend, with deviously enticing house track, “No Doubt,” the newest release on Tchami‘s CONFESSION label, packed with stuttering switch-ups and pummeling sub bass.
Barong Family favorite, Mike Cervello, unveils electro-step-influenced “The Light,” aided by intrepid female vocals and momentous synth progressions.
Russian brethren known for their work with industry greats like Steve Angello and Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, converge with Raiden to paint, “Light Me Up,” a technicolor tapestry of magnificently executed progressive house.
DiRTY RADiO breaks it down one more time with feeling and funk for instrumental synth-laden, “Pleasures.”
Jesse And The Wolf traces the overpowering and highly volatile aspects of heartbreak in “Without You.”
LyLoh makes electro hurt so good with irreverent guitar chops, and violin synths to create a meticulously chaotic soundscape that is celebratory by nature.
Pop-oriented Youngr carves a soulful center for Phats & Small’s “Turn Around,” the latest on Armada Music.
The iconic Desert Hearts Records invites R. Fentz for a distorted, swirling tech house trip through furtive ’90s club culture called, “More Than Love.”