NMF Roundup: The Knocks keep things groovy, Leftwing and Kody revive Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ + 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.
Leftwing and Kody resurface 2003 hit “Milkshake” with a dynamic remix that layers in electronic synths while keeping Kelis’ vocals a focal point of the track.
Hardwell links up with Maddix for main stage anthem “Bella Ciao” with a big room chord progression that bounces into a forceful drop.
Nyxen brings the chill vibes with her new tune, “Chains,” which features a smooth alt-electronic backdrop with soothing vocals.
“Coffee Shop” blends Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano‘s club-ready house chords and Kes Kross’ vocals with elements of tech house interlaced throughout.
Brazilian talent Illusionize releases immaculately layered track “We Go Together” with a combination of sounds and synths that make for a unique backdrop juxtaposed with alt-rock-skewing vocals.
Laarsen takes the listener on a melodic journey, blending instrumentals with electronic production backdrops in new four-track Lavafields EP.
Don’t call it a comeback — Sidney Samson is at it again with another rocking electro house number, this time with G Wise in tow. “Soldier” marches on through the airwaves and onto the dancefloor, where it detonates among hungry ear drums craving a drop.
A deceptively airy opening tumbles into monsterous synths in Afrojack‘s newest release, “Bassride.”
Tough Love‘s latest will put the listener at ease with pleasant progressive chord progressions that lay the framework for energetic vocals.
Ladytron has mastered the retro vibes with new alt-electronic “The Island,” which blends disco synths with airy chords to support the enamoring vocalist.
1788-L is back with a new original track. “NU/VER/KA” seemingly takes sounds out of horror movies and fuses them into a slow and steady beat. The track eventually gives way to a commanding chord progression that envelopes the listener until the song’s conclusion.
Conro digs deep into his groovy side on his latest Monstercat release, “Trippin’.” Featuring a funky bassline and infectious vocals, Conro continues to demonstrate his producing prowess.
The Knocks are back with a groovy “Goodbyes” featuring Method Man, and this hip-hop electronic fusion bounces between blaring saxophone and hip-hop vocal segments.
An entrancing opening gives way to light future bass chords for the perfect chill tune to unwind to in Sj‘s latest “If We Could Stay High.”
Fancy being pummeled with fast tempos and pungent kicks, yet also given a moment of sweet, euphoric release? John Askew‘s got this mix down to a science in his sentimental new tune, “On The Rocks.”
Blanke has managed to add more energy to Carmada & Tribe’s “Ready For It.” He’s twisted the drop into a robotic cacophony of synths that pummels the ears in a war-like fashion.
House heads can get their fix with Del-30’s new two-track EP that flirts the line of tech house and is sure to keep the listener dancing.
LA’s Anakim goes deep in his interpretation of “El Edén,” fusing lush, tribal drum patterns and oscillating melodies together for a satiating listen.
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