Tujamo – ‘One on One‘ – In a world where our every move is tracked and broadcasted on social media, Tujamo‘s new video tackles this issue, in an unusual way and with an amusing twist. Leading from the front with its super-futuristic cover artwork, the music video follows one man on an evening almost as steamy as Tujamo‘s new song ‘One on One.’ It’s not long before the viewer realizes that they are, in fact, the protagonist; as depicted by a girl removing her VR goggles in a restaurant.
Gabriela Francesca – ‘Hallucinate‘ – Indie-pop artist Gabriela Francesca is less than a week away from dropping her first release of original music this year. The upcoming single ‘Hallucinate‘ is her self-written tribute to ‘half-relationships’ and the struggle of getting over losing someone you never really had in the first place. The fizzy pop anthem, out May 21st, is the first original collaboration between Gabriela and LA-based producer Geo. Since the conception of ‘Hallucinate,’ the pair have gone on to write the rest of Gabriela‘s EP, set to release in late summer.
Though her pastel pink pixie-cut is new, Gabriela‘s dedication to soaring, bespoke melodies and personal lyrics remains as consistent as it’s always been. The new single marries her undeniable skill for lyrical storytelling with a topline that highlights all the sweet spots of her clean and acrobatic voice. Her new whimsical pop sound is inspired by her love of anime and 80’s nostalgia, and is reminiscent of MØ, Ellie Goulding and Kehlani.
A native Chicagoan raised in a Mexican-American family, Gabriela Francesca Carrillo goes by her first and middle name as an artist-songwriter living and working in Los Angeles. Her past releases have gained her ranks on Spotify’s Hipnotrix and Fresh Finds playlists and performances on stages like the Resident in Los Angeles, C3 Rooftop in Guadalajara, MX and the Roman Arena in Bucharest, Romania.
Sebastien – ‘Afterlight‘ – Having enjoyed his biggest successes to date with releases on The Bearded Man, it’s no wonder Sebastien makes his return to the label. His new single ‘Afterlight,’ features Zac Poor and saw its release last Friday 19th of May.
Built around sweet summer vibes and a striking guitar sound, ‘Afterlight‘ packs Sebastien‘s highly-addictive signature sound as well as Zac Poor‘s sensuous vocals, all nestled into a blanket of heart-felt emotion. It oozes the kind of feel that has fans reaching for the repeat button time and time again and is so easy on the ear it’s impossible to resist.
Sebastien‘s debut release on The Bearded Man, ‘High On You,’ has already scored well over 2.5 million streams to date on Spotify alone, but was quickly overrun by the success of its follow-up. ‘Music In You‘ earned him no less than 14 million streams to date and remains his biggest hit to date. It’s up to ‘Afterlight‘ to set the bar even higher.
KUURO – ‘Possession‘ – KUURO (cure-oh) comes to life with their newest release ‘Possession,’ on Monstercat. After making a formidable impact on the label’s vast fan base with their debut track ‘Aamon,’ which hit the Spotify Viral 50 in four countries and has garnered over 1.8 million streams to date, the veil is finally lifted on the mystery duo of Jordin Post & Luke Shipstad.
Possession strikes with thunderous power as cinematic big synths and haunting vocals unleash a piercing metallic drop that will sure to be a head turner at festivals and clubs this summer. Not settling for anything less than the highest of standards, the two producers have been polishing the artistic vision of KUURO for quite some time.
Laidback Luke – ‘With Me‘ – Laidback Luke has long been a champion of spotting new talent and was one of the first supporters of the prodigious Florian Picasso. Now the two have teamed up for a huge release on the prestigious Spinnin’ Records. Luke left his home Mixmash Records before for a release on this Dutch powerhouse and for Florian it will be the 4th release on Spinnin’ Records. Now they both return to Spinnin’ with this fantastic collab ‘With Me,’ featuring Tania Zygar.
Fizzing with energy and color from the off, ‘With Me‘ is a track that’s packed full of melody and lots of gorgeous sounds. Soft piano chords and trancey arpeggio bubble away in the intro before Tania Zygar‘s sleek vocals enter the fray. String style melodies bring the emotion as a half-time beat teases the drop.
MOUNT, Austrian DJ/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist who conquered global airwaves with his hit single “Something Good,” arrives with his new single, “Melody” featuring Bright Sparks, available via Ultra Music.
“Melody” follows his single “Bend Before We Break,” which was released in November and raced to over 1.5 million streams across platforms. The self-taught guitarist and production wiz rose to prominence with the release of several official remixes including Tom Odell’s “Here I Am,” M83’s “Road Blaster,” José González’ “Heartbeats,” and Broods’ “Heartlines,” which earned him a remarkable 7 million streams and a Hype Machine #1 with “Heartbeats”.
MOUNT then released his first original track, “Something Good,” which debuted at #10 on the Shazam UK chart, again claimed the #1 spot on the Hype Machine charts, and amassed over 25 million streams. It was supported by Pete Tong as BBC Radio 1’s “Essential New Tune” and then got added to the A-list on BBC R1. The young and rising star has gone on to top the Hype Machine charts four times with songs like “Emelie” with filous which has over 5 million plays on Spotify alone.
Fresh off the Friday release of MALAA’s ‘Bylina‘ Remix package, Confession is back with an EP from up & comer Dillon Nathaniel, ‘Nirvana’. Now via all platforms, the three track EP is both dark and heavy and will be a runaway hit with future house heads all around the globe.
Dillon Nathaniel is no stranger to Tchami’s label, as he was just featured on MALAA’s ‘Illegal Mixtape‘ and has remixed / worked with Confession mainstay’s like Mercer & Dateless. The ‘Nirvana’ EP begins with a slow burner in ‘Frequent’, builds quickly with a growling tune ‘Funk With Us’, and closes with ‘Sly’, an upbeat club leaning track. This release serves as Dillon Nathaniel’s first solo EP release on Tchami’s Confession, and will undoubtedly garner the young producer some well-deserved fans.
The ‘Nirvana’ EP encapsulates both the innovative sound and emphasis on raw talent Confession is known to provide, and serves as yet another example of quality tunes from underrated artists on Tchami’s imprint. Fans can expect further tracks out via Confession very soon.
Plastik Funk returns on Armada Deep with his newest blissed-out house masterpiece, “Got No Love.” The German maestro teamed up with Sagan for the bouncy, funky track, which features standout piano riffs and vocals that you’ll know by heart in no time.
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True to Plastik Funk‘s mantra of producing feel-good music, “Got No Love” demands that listeners be smiling and grooving throughout its entirety. The track was born when Plastik Funk and Sagan met at a festival in the Ukraine last summer and discovered that they had been following each other’s music for years; that common love of house music sparked a magnetic collaboration that speaks for itself. With festival season in full swing, be prepared to sing and dance to “Got No Love” under the open sky, and let the good vibes take you away.