EDMTunes New Music Friday – Week 20

Listen to the most flavour-packed tracks we discovered this week.

Music makes the world go round. And in that regard, we’re constantly on the lookout for new, exciting tunes to share with our audience. We’ve found some that cause goosebumps, and make you open your eyes and get up from your chair to dance. So put on your best pair of headphones, or turn up your speakers, and enjoy this week’s New Music Friday.

Here are our top picks for the best music we came across this week, in no particular order.

Mezraa – Never Leave

Genre: House, Progressive Trance

Kicking off this week’s NMF is Montreal’s Mezraa. The artist has developed a sound through the years that borrows a ton of elements from a bundle of Dance genres, and with it he’s created his own delicate broth. ‘Never Leave‘, this release, comes to be the perfect blend of House vibes and a Trance aura of the highest order.

The track makes a sped-up vocal the star of the show, turning into the connective tissue throughout since it’s present at all times. Under the vocal, though, lies a beautiful chord progression, once a soft, shy lead, which as the bars go on, turns into a much more present, open lead. The end result is quite close in spirit to those old early 2000s Progressive Trance gems.

Aaliyah – Try Again (Yazz Min Remix)

Genre: Deep House

Mmmmmmmm“. That’s the first thing you’ll try to hold when listening to this belter of a remix. Keeping the legacy of Aaliyah alive and present, artist Yazz Min respectfully flipped her iconic ‘Try Again‘ hit and turned it into a different, savoury Deep House tune. True Deep House, as I often say.

Pairing the sexy elements of Aaliyah’s R&B with the iconically oomphy elements of Deep House, this rendition grabs the best sounds of the original and makes it dancefloor worthy. In fact, this would go really well in one of those landscape-ey DJ sets on crowded rooftops. Feel the pianos, the original textures, and fly away.

Trance Reserve & Karl Osvan – Unbreakable

Genre: Uplifting Trance

Looking for an uplifting journey? This one is best enjoyed with eyes closed. Trance heavyweights Trance Reserve (quite fittingly) and Karl Osvan joined forces for a tune that lives up to its name, ‘Unbreakable‘. This one is a one-way ticket to musical Heaven, I’m telling you. If you’re into Uplifting, you’ve come to the right place.

Through vocal beds, airy plucks, open saws, and a strong beat, ‘Unbreakable’ tells a story and it makes you levitate. It truly takes the best elements of Trance and makes the most out of all of them. We’re glad to feature this track this week on NMF!

Clark Key – Break

Genre: Techno, Tech House

Rising House star Clark Key hails from South Florida and has a knack for pulling elements and ideas from all across the spectrum of Electronic music. Though his sound leans slightly more to the Techier side of things, his aim is to put out content people will not only love but also groove to, and his tracks truly embrace that extra kick of dynamism.

Tech House comes clean through Key’s latest, ‘Break‘. Detuned synths, tension, silence, crowded areas, every aspect of a fun track makes an appearance in here. And if that wasn’t enough, the cherry on top — or rather, on the bottom — is a jumpy bass, quite resemblant of Psytrance, but turned into the perfect House base for a different tune. Nice.

Krysta Youngs, Stash Konig & Liquid Todd – Let’s Go Back (Wassu Remix)

Genre: Progressive House, Deep House

Did you read the remixer’s name? Read it again. And again. Yup, it’s Wassu. You know it’s going to be a piece of bliss the one you’re about to listen to. Perfect for the summer season ahead, he’s been on top of the situation: crafting the best possible take on a feel-good, quite nostalgic tune.

Using the happy ‘Let’s Go Back‘ by Krysta Youngs, Stash Konig and Liquid Todd, Wassu created the perfect track for those afternoons by the beach, with a good laugh and proper company. Give it a listen and try to imagine anything else other than that warm sandy sunset. We couldn’t.

KRÆK – Architecture

Genre: Drum & Bass

Just out of the oven. In fact, rumours say they had to take this one out of the oven before it burnt the oven itself — this one couldn’t get any hotter. KRÆK is a Drum & Bass DJ and producer from Germany with a passion for precision. You wouldn’t think otherwise of someone with a solid background in Computer Science and Business, and he doesn’t disappoint.

Delicately and finely tuned, ‘Architecture‘ is one of the latest gems from him, and it really elevates the Drum & Bass experience a couple notches. Dark, fast-paced, Jungle-Intelligent-esque, this is the tune which broke the mould. Upon listening, you can distinguish it from most DnB pieces, and it’s that uniqueness which earns KRÆK the spot on this week’s NMF.

MI.LA & Maxxim – Nishati

Genre: Organic House, Afro House

Songuara is back, baby! We’d missed these guys. Out now on Songuara Tales is label boss Maxxim joining MI.LA for quite the ethnic-sounding track, ‘Nishati‘. If you’ve never heard the work of these two, boy are you in for a treat. Organic House at its finest, and this time with that extra kick of tension, aka lacking claps on beats two and four.

‘Nishati’ is written on an unconventional scale, giving it the Middle Eastern treatment. Add to that the incredible percussion, the flutes, and all those little pieces of ear candy, and you have yourself quite the dancefloor rocker. Carrying the essence of Afro House over to its brother genre, this experiment couldn’t have gone better.

Castion – Loose & Dance

Genre: Tech House

We’ve got a fire closer for this week’s NMF. Hailing from Spain, Castion is a Tech House producer making waves in the industry at a fast pace. At the age of 14, he dived into the world of production, and since then he’s grown a discography that accrues to over 80 compositions. Talk about working!

The B-side to his latest EP is titled ‘Loose & Dance‘ can quite make you lose it and dance the night away. The amount of filth of the beat is undescribable, frankly. Between the rolling percussion, the reverse hits, the vocal, the tension, and the oomph and low end this thing carries, we’ll definitely be blasting this one during the weekend. Nonstop? Won’t specify details…

Final Words

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