Jessie Ware – Tough Love

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Jessie Ware unveiled her highly anticipated new single ‘Tough Love’, which serves as the follow up to 2013’s ‘Sweet Talk’, ‘Imagine It Was Us’, and ‘Peppermint’.

‘Tough Love’ premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record, where Ware commented:

“With the second album, I second guessed myself, but with this song, I just let it go and had fun”.

Ware showcases her dreamy, falsetto-style vocals, presenting such an ambient and dreamy state of mind. With production and co writing credits from Benzel (aka Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch), Ware has enlisted further songwriters and producers to work on the forthcoming album, such as Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Julio Bashmore, Dave Okumu and James Ford.

‘Tough Love’ is set for release August 4th and will be taken from her yet unnamed second album. With the success of 2012’s ‘Devotion’, Ware delivers a confident return, with the lyrics leaving us with such anticipation of further new material:

“You’ll have me crying out, crying out for more”

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May Selections

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May kicked off the summer season with plenty of great new music from Banks’ ‘Drowning‘ to Hudson Mohawke ‘100HM’, while Ella Eyre officially unveiled her debut solo single ‘If I Go’. ‘There was plenty of action in the charts, as Second City claimed his first no1 single with the infectious summer single ‘I Wanna Feel’, Sam Smith achieved his third no1 with the beautiful ‘Stay with Me’, while Calvin Harris secured yet another number 1 single with the aptly titled ‘Summer’. Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicked off the summer festival season in Glasgow, which saw headliners Tiesto, Coldplay, Kasabian take to the stage over the three days. Google Play and Channel 4 teamed up with Sam Smith for the UK’s first ever live music TV advert, which saw Sam perform ‘Stay With Me’ live from London’s Roundhouse. After the infamous Solange vs Jay Z fight, Mr and Mrs Carter released a full length film trailer for their forthcoming ‘On The Run’ tour, featuring a host of actors such as Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal and blake lively. Now in June, we look forward to more festivals including the highly anticipated Glastonbury Festival and even more new music to add to your summer playlist.

1) Oliver Heldens x Beccy Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)

19 year old rising Dutch producer Helden, has teamed up with Beccy Hill and the talented MNEK for an infectious vocal edit of Gecko. You might recognize Beccy’s powerhouse vocals, having previously featured on Rudimental’s ‘Powerless’ and Wilkinson’s ‘Afterglow’. Once again, Beccy provides the perfect vocal for Heldens deep house, bass heavy track, with plenty of groove. Gecko (Overdrive) is set for release June 22nd. Upcoming dates for Helden include Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo festival.

2) Seinabo Sey – Hard Time

Swedish singer Seinabo Sey ( pronounced Say-na-bo Sea), has unveiled her new single ‘Hard Time’, produced by Magnus Lidehall (Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira). Sey delivers an exciting anthemic track with its looped melodic hook, defined percussive beats and powerful tribal style backing vocals. The perfect motivational track to completely lose yourself in. ‘Hard Time’ is available now.

3) Dawn Golden – All I Want (Diplo remix)

Diplo has worked his magic again, this time with a remix of Dawn Golden’s ‘All I Want’. While still keeping Dawn Golden’s serene style vocals intact, Diplo switches things up with each new bass heavy drop, adding layers of creative genius. With its trap style horns and aggressive bass, reminiscent of TNGHT, Diplo delivers an absolute monster of a track. ‘All I Want’ is taken from Dawn Golden’s LP ‘Still Houses’, however Diplo’s remix is stream only. Upcoming dates for Diplo include Tomorrowland, and Bestival with Major Lazer.

As part of Diplo reaching 1 million Facebook followers, the talented dj and producer decided to release a host of free music for his dedicated fans. The 33 minute long stream titled ‘Diplos 1 million Facebook follower Bootleg Pack‘ delivers some incredible new music such as ‘Barely Standing’ (Major Lazer Kubiyashi Beat) ft Datski & Sabi to Diplo & Grandtheft – ‘Pretty With Her Eyes’.  Get your free download in the stream below.

4) Nero – Satisfy

Major Ooof alert ahead!! Yes the powerhouse that is Nero, (Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson)  made their highly anticipated return with the incredibly powerful single ‘Satisfy’. Premiering as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record, ‘Satisfy’ opens with Alana’s ethereal, eerie vocals before launching into an all out banger of a track with it’s dark ominous beats and throbbing basslines. Nero certainly know how to make a grand return, not to mention delivering one of the best drops you’ll hear this summer! With a new album due later this year, be sure to catch the electronic trio at reading and Leeds festival. Satisfy is available now.

5) Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia – Gold Skies

What do you get if you cross three Canadians and two Dutchmen … a feel good summer anthem! Heavyweight Dutch producer Sander van Doorn has teamed up with 18 year old producer Martin Garrix (Animals, Wizard) and brotherly duo DVBBS (Tsunami) for their debut collaboration of ‘Gold Skies’. With their varying creative influences and exciting production, Golden skies is the perfect summer festival hit, complete with soaring melodies and infectious vocals from Aleesia. ‘Gold skies’ is available now via Spinnin’ Records.

6) Gorgon City ft Laura Welsh – Here For You (Bingo players remix)

With the passing of Paul Baumer from Bingo Players last December, sole member Maarten Hoogstraten has carried on creating music such as ‘Knock You Out’ and his latest remix of Gorgon City’s ‘Here For You’…. and what a remix! With its enthralling deep house piano chords and blissful synths, Maarten creatively reworks the original, sampling Laura Welsh’s infectious, soulful vocals throughout, for a real hands in the air, uplifting track. ‘Here For You’ (Bingo Players remix) is available now.

7) Flume – Insane ft Moon Holiday (Remedy & Flosstradamus remix)

Australian producer Flume, who brought us last months remix of Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court‘, has seen his ambient and synth driven single ‘Insane’ remixed by Remedy and Flosstradamus. The trap producers manage to retain the ambient nature of the original, before launching into an all out, trap-heavy drop. No word on any official release but the remix has already been supported on ‘Diplo and Friends’. Stream the trap remix below.

8) Bipolar Sunshine – Deckchairs on the Moon

Bipolar Sunshine (Aka Adio Marchant) unveiled his new single ‘Deckchairs On The Moon’, which featured as Zane Lowe’s Hottest record and single of the week. With previous releases from ‘Aesthetics’ EP to ‘Drowning Butterflies’ EP, Marchant continually raising the bar, and his new release is no exception. ‘Deckchairs On The Moon’ just screams Summer with its upbeat vibe and infectious vocals, delivering a sumptuous summer single. ‘Deckchairs on The Moon’ is available July 13th. Upcoming performances include Parklife in Manchester this weekend, Mallorca & Ibiza Rocks, Glastonbury and Longitude, before embarking on a headline tour in September & October.

9) Lee Curtiss – Drink Tickets

US producer Lee Curtiss, unveiled his new single ‘Drink Tickets’, which serves as the follow up to 2012’s ‘Lunatic Fringe’ EP. ‘Drink Tickets’ serves up hefty dose of murky bass, mixed with groove infused synths and distorted vocals. ‘Drink Tickets’ is the A side of Curtiss’ forthcoming ‘The Ride EPand is set for release June 30th via his own Visionquest label. Be sure to catch Curtiss this summer at Space, Ibiza and at Oval Space in London July 19th.

10) Jon Hopkins – We disappear ft Lulu James

Mercury prize and Ivor Novello nominee Jon Hopkins, unveiled his reworked version of ‘Disappear’, featuring the soulful sounds of Lulu James. The original, which featured as the opening instrumental track on his 2013 album ‘Immunity’, has been given a new lease of life with Lulu’s smouldering and captivating vocals. The unique collaboration between the duo see Lulu’s soulful vocals intertwine amidst hopkins skittering and off kilter looped beats. ‘We Disappear‘ is set for release June 30th via Domino Records.

11) Rhodes – Morning

Looking for a soothing breath of fresh air that will take you away from reality for a few minutes? Look no further than British singer Rhodes and his latest single ‘Morning’. Rhodes’ incredible and emotive vocals take center stage stage in this stirring single, while some subtle guitar accompanies him throughout, gradually building to its stunning close. ‘Morning’ is taken from Rhodes’ 4 track ‘Morning EP‘ and is available now. Having recently supported Sam Smith and London Grammar on tour, upcoming dates for Rhodes include Glastonbury, Latitude and Wilderness festivals.

12) Oscar #Worldpeace – MOOK

21 year old rapper, Oscar #worldpeace, unveiled his monstrous new single ‘Mook’. The single serves as the follow up to ‘Q’s’ and is the second single to be taken from his ‘Cult EP‘. With his hard hitting raw lyrics, explosive edgy beats and striking glitchy visuals, Oscar #worldpeace has generated plenty of buzz and left us anticipating further music from this rising artist.

13) Darq E Freaker – Minger

Peckham producer Darq E Freaker, released his latest single ‘Minger’; an all out intense mix of trap and UK grime that’s sure to set your senses in a flurry. The trance style track packs a punch with its screeching synths and rave style horns and is available now via Numbers. With a suitably intense and gory video directed by Sally Sibbet, ‘Minger’ is an eccentric treat for the eyes and the ears; just brace yourselves.

14) Pitto ft Woodie S – Shadows

With the success of Pittos 2011’s album ‘Objects in a Mirror are Closer Than They Appear’, Dutch producer Pitto has unveiled his new single Shadows ft fellow dutch producer/pianist Woodie S. The multilayered track delivers an infectious looped melody and driving synth-infused bassline with echoed vocals, to create a truly rousing single with plenty of depth. ‘Shadows’ is one track that you’ll have on repeat with its subtle techno and smooth deep house vibes. Check it out here.

Check out the full playlist below with over 70 minutes for your listening pleasure:

Ella Eyre – If I Go

ella eyre if I goA big voice deserves an equally big song and that’s just what Ella Eyre has accomplished. Eyre unveiled her latest single ‘If I Go‘, which received its premiere as Zane Lowe’s hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 last night (May 14th).

The 20-year-old Brit award winner delivers an incredibly strong vocal, and serves as the follow up to ‘Deeper‘ and the infectious ‘Waiting All night‘ with Rudimental. With production from Jarred Rogers (Lana Del Rey, Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson) ‘If I Go‘ and highlights Eyre’s mature and soulful sound and packs a punch with this rousing stormer of a track. Speaking with Zane Lowe about the personal nature of the song, Eyre commented:

“It was a way to share myself and my experiences with everyone.”

Having kicked off 2014 as runner up in the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll as well as Brits Critic Choice awards, 2014 is Eyre’s for the taking. ‘If I Go’ is set for release July 6th and is available to pre-order  now, while her debut album is due later this year. Upcoming performances for Eyre include all the main festivals such as Parklife Weekender, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Wireless, and a sold out headline gig at Electric Brixton June 12th.

April Selections

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April was filled with plenty of new music and exciting news. Coldplay seemed to dominate April with news they’re to headline Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow, the streaming of their new album ‘Ghost Stories’ for free on iTunes, and six special shows around the world to mark the launch of ‘Ghost Stories’. To top that off Chris Martin sat down for a one-to-one with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 for another of his hour long special interviews. Definitely worth a listen back! The mighty Kasabian returned with their new single ‘Ee-Zeh’ and new album details ‘48:13’. Legendary Coachella Festival took place over the two weekends which delivered a few surprises such as Beyonce making a surprise appearance during sister Solange’s set. Check out the incredible dance moves here. Speaking of Mrs Carter, yes Jay Z and Beyonce announced their ‘On The Run‘ tour this summer. Lets hope they add some UK and Ireland dates. Sigma gained their first no 1 with the incredible ‘Nobody To Love’ while previous no 1 ‘Hideaway’ from Kiesza was covered by Greg James … you need to watch this. Just when you thought the hype had finally died down, Radio 1 unveiled ‘Blurred Lines’ as the most download track in the UK ever! Prince signed a new deal with Warner Bros which will also see his influential ‘Purple Rain’ album celebrate it’s 30th anniversary with a deluxe edition release. Last but not least, legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles passed away. Known as the ‘Godfather of House music’, Frankie was a pioneer of Chicago house in the early 80’s, which still heavily influences music today. Some of his classic songs include ‘Your Love’, ‘Tears and The Whistle Song’. Check out my April selections below, with over 1:40 for your listening pleasure.

1) DJ Fresh VS TC – Make You Bounce

After the success of the massive ‘Earthquake’ and ‘Dibby Dibby Sound’, DJ Fresh has unveiled his new single ‘Make You Bounce’, which received its premiere as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record.  Known for his exciting collaborations from Diplo to Ms Dynamite and Dominique Young Unique, DJ Fresh has teamed up with Drum & Bass producer & DJ TC (‘Get Down Low‘), for a re-working of his original song ‘Make You Bounce’.  With its relentless pulsating synths and infectious house style hooks and vocals, DJ Fresh is no doubt set for another hit!  ‘Make You Bounce’ is set for release June 29th via Ministry of Sound recordings. Pre-order your copy here. The single is set to be taken from his upcoming fourth studio album, due later this year. Upcoming performances include ‘Mutiny In The Park

2) Disclosure x Friend Within – The Mechanism

Brotherly duo Disclosure unveiled their latest single ‘The Mechanism’ with rising UK producer Friend Within. The Liverpool producer recently featured on my January Selections, with his incredible remix of  Gotsome’s ‘Bassline’ and once again works his magic on ‘The Mechanism’. The single served as  a special delivery for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and perfectly captures their edgy UK garage style, deep house vibes and reverberating bass lines. Mix that with some of their signature percussive accompaniment and vocals samples similar to ‘When A Fire Starts to Burn’ and you’ve got another classic track.  The Mechanism is available now via PMR. Upcoming performances from Disclosure include Governors Ball in NY and Reading & Leeds Festival, while Friend Within is set to perform at We Are FSTVL.

3) Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On

Berlin based producer Oliver $ has collaborated with Swiss house producer Jimi Jules on their debut release ‘Pushing On’ via Defected Records. Previous collaborations between the duo include 2011’s ‘Earl EP‘. ‘Pushing On‘ serves up a smooth house classic, with its looped Frankie Knuckles inspired bass line, percussive medley and infectious vocals. ‘Pushing On’ is available now.

4) Steve Aoki, Diplo & Deorro – Freak (feat. Steve Bays)

What do you get if you cross Diplo, Steve Aoki, and Deorro? A full on club banger titled ‘Freak‘. Mad Decent founder and one third of the Major Lazer power house Diplo has teamed up with Dim Mak founder and producer Steve Aoki (Beat down, Rage The Night Away) with big room Dutch producer Deorro, to form an unstoppable trio in EDM. ‘Freak’ featuring the vocals of Steve Bays, highlights all the producers trademarks such as big room trap drops, vocal distortions and hefty basslines. Upcoming performances from Diplo/Major Lazer include Bestival, while Steve Aoki is set to play Electric Daisy Carnival in London,  and Deorro Creamfields. ‘Freak’ is available now via Mad Decent records.

5) Klangkarussel Netzwerk (Falls like Rain)

Austrian house duo Klangkarussell — aka Tobias Rieser and Adrian Held, have unveiled their new single ‘Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)‘ as the follow up to the hugely successful ‘Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)‘ ft Will Heard. ‘Netzwerk’ featured as a special delivery for Annie Mac and serves up a chilled, synth driven track with infectious vocals. Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain) is set for release July 28th, while their debut album is also set for release in July.

6) Jacob Plant – Louder

Jacob Plant is fast becoming a major player in the EDM scene having already delivered the massive bass heavy ‘Fire’ and high profile remixes from Calvin Harris to Iggy Azalea, and Example. Plant is back with his new EP ‘Louder’ and continues in the same force with a big room, pulsating banger with high energy drops. The ‘Louder’ EP is available now on Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak Records and features the tracks ‘Radar’, ‘Tell Them’, and lead single ‘Louder’. Upcoming performances from Plant include Lollapalooza, and Reading & Leeds.

7) Mumbai Science ft DJ Spank-Spank of Phuture – King Of The Top Floor.

Mumbai Science, aka Belgian producer duo  Jonas Kiesekoms and Maarten Elen, known for their 2010 EP’s ‘Woof’, ‘Ancova & Gold’ have unveiled new material from their forthcoming album. ‘King Of The Top Floor‘ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘DÉJÀ VU’, which is set for release June 16th  and features the captivating and distorted vocals of Dj Spank Dpank of Phuture.  With it’s futuristic and quirky sounding production, ‘King Of The Top Floor’ showcases the unique and creative talents from the Belgian duo. Upcoming performances from the duo include The Playground Presents Com Truise (Ghostly International) at Shapes Warehouse London on May 31st.

8) London Grammar – Sights (Original and Tourist remix)

London Grammar (Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman) unveiled their new single ‘Sights’. While their debut album ‘If You Wait’ delivered an impressive string of singles including ‘Strong’ ‘Metal & Dust’, ‘Help me Lose My Mind’, ‘Nightcall’, and ‘Hey Now’, the talented trio have once again delivered with the captivating ‘Sights’. Hannah Reid’s stunning vocals take center stage with delicate accompaniment, gradually building and soaring with stirring string instrumentation. Taking up the challenge of remixing this beautiful track is Tourist, AKA William Phelps.  Currently signed to Disclosure Method label, Tourist’s previous remixes include Haim’s ‘The Wire’, Chvrches ‘Lies’ and his latest single Patterns, featuring Lianne LaHavas (featured in this months picks also). Tourists keeps the same serene sparseness of the track, before switching it up halfway through with some upbeat groove- style vibes. Be sure to catch London Grammar  at O2 Academy Brixton June 3-4 while Tourist is set to perform at London’s Field Day.

9) Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

While we’ve heard a lot of remixes of Lorde’s ‘Royals’, ‘Tennis Court’ seems to have been overlooked – that is until Flume! Australian producer Flume, aka Edward Streten has killed it with his latest remix, which serves as the follow up to ‘Drop The Game’ with Chet Faker and last years incredible remix of Disclosure’s ‘You And Me’. Flume breathes new life into the original with his blend of futuristic style production, deep house vibes, and eerie pulsating synths. Flumes remix is available now via Flumes Delux Edition . Upcoming performances for Flume include Reading and Leeds Festival.

10) Tourist – Patterns ft Lianne LaHavas

London based electronic artist Tourist, AKA William Phelps has unveiled his new single ‘Patterns‘, featuring the wonderful soulful vocals of Lianne LaHavas. (‘Is Your Love Big Enough, ‘No Room For Doubt’) Currently signed to Disclosure’s Method label, the single received its premiere with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and delivers an uplifting, gospel tinged track highlighting Tourist’s intricately layered synths and smooth production. Taken from his latest ‘Patterns EP’ , Tourist’s highly anticipated debut album is scheduled for release later this year. Upcoming performances for can be found here.

11) Jus Now ft Bunji Garlin & Stylo G – Tun Up (Dismantle Remix)

The already infectious sounds of ‘Tun Up’ from Jus Now (aka Bristol’s Interface and Trinidad’s LAZAbeam) ft Bunji Garlin & Stylo G, has been given the remix treatment from Brighton producer Dismantle. Dismantle’s epic, high-energy jungle remix premiered with Toddla T on BBC Radio 1. The ‘Tun Up’ EP is available May 18th via 3Beat Records.

12) Hudson Taylor – Battles

Irish brothers Hudson Taylor ( Harry and Alfie) unveiled their new single ‘Battles’, which premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest record, and serves as the follow up to ‘Weapons’. ‘Battles’ delivers an uplifting and stirring folk-pop song with a rousing, anthemic hook. From busking on the streets of Grafton Street in Dublin to supporting Jake Bugg and Kodaline on tour, the folk-pop duo are currently working on their debut album due later this year.  The ‘Battles’ EP is set for release June 15th via Polydor.  Be sure to catch the duo at their headline gig at Electric Ballroom London June 5th  to coincide with the ‘Battles’ EP release, as well as upcoming performances at Glastonbury, Longitude Festival in Dublin , T In The Park and Festibelly.

13) Royal Blood – Come On Over

Royal Blood made up of Mike Kerr (bass, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums) from Brighton, unveiled their new single ‘Come One Over’, which serves as the follow up to ‘Out Of The Black’ and recent February Selections  pick ‘Little Monsters’. ‘Come On Over’ once again packs a punch, with their trademark riff-laden power rock, edgy vocals and intense drumming.  ‘Come On Over’  is available now. Be sure to catch the duo supporting Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park, and Reading & Leeds Festival.

 
14) Movement – Ivory

Australian trio Movement have unveiled their new single ‘Ivory’, taken from their self-titled EP. ‘Ivory ‘serves as the follow up to ‘Like Lust’ and ‘Us’ and highlights a perfect mix of light and shade with its moody atmospheric beats and and whispered, sultry vocals.  Movement describe their style as ‘minimal soul’ and ‘Ivory’ certainly lives up to that with it’s pulsating beats and smooth R&B vocals from  Lewis Wade soaring above. Mix that with an explosive guitar solo and ‘Ivory’ reaches a whole new level. The ‘Movement’ EP is available now . Upcoming UK dates include Ace Hotel Basement Shoreditch June 16th.

15) Klaxons – Love Frequency (Tom Rowlands remix)

Tom Rowlands from The Chemical Brothers, has remixed Klaxons new single ‘Love Frequency‘. As the British indie rockers experiment further with EDM influences, as heard in their latest album ‘Love Frequency’, Tom Rowlands seems like the perfect fit, having already produced their previous single ‘Children of the Sun’. Rowlands remix gives the track a more forceful vibe with its dark synths, heavy chimes and hard hitting drums and percussion.  With an infectious vocal sample looped throughout, Tom Rowlands has clearly made his mark with this enthralling remix. Upcoming performances from The Chemical Brothers include Space in Ibiza May 25th.

16) Duck Sauce -NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix and Hudson Mohawke Remix

Duck Sauce (collectively known as A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) unveiled their latest single ‘NRG’ at beginning of April, taken from their debut album ‘Quack’. Set for release June 29th, the single will also include two remixes; one from Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis and the other from former TNGHT artist Hudson Mohawke.  Skrillex & Friends find that perfect balance by retaining that light-hearted opening with infectious vocals, before  launching into a more industrial sounding, electro whirring break. Scottish producer and G.O.O.D music affiliate Hudson Mohawke, who usually delivers the heavy trap sounding remixes, has shown some restraint with his upbeat, synth infused remix, mixed with plenty of percussive and pulsing drums.


17) Clean Bandit Ft Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (Sigma Remix)

Fresh from the massive success of ‘Nobody To Love’, sampling Kanye’s ‘Bound 2’, and the remix of DJ Fresh’s ‘Dibby Dibby Sound’, drum and bass duo Sigma (AKA Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie) have worked their magic on Clean Bandit’s latest single ‘Extraordinary’ ft Sharna Bass. Sigma allow Sharna’s vocals to remain central to the track, as the tempo is ramped up half way though and given the drum n bass overhaul. Sigma’s ‘Extraordinary’ remix is set of release May 18th. Upcoming performances from Sigma include Global Gathering.

 

18) Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman X Steve Angello- Payback

Steve Angello Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have unveiled their explosive debut collaboration on the epic single ‘Payback‘. There’s been plenty of hype surrounding ‘Payback’, which until now has just been played out during festival sets the past year, from Creamfields to Ultra.

Having been over a year since Swedish House Mafia ended, Steve Angello has been constantly touring and recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of his label Size Records. As he gears up for his new album release, ‘Payback’ serves a taste of what’s to come.  Joining him for the highly anticipated collaboration, include Swedish progressive house duo Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, who have already delivered some exciting material such as their recent collaboration with AN21 on ‘Rebel’, and previous remixes for Tiesto, Miike Snow and Coldplay. Payback’ captures all the trademarks we love about Angello, from his soaring melodic hooks to the explosive big room drops, thrilling build-ups and top quality production. Mix that with Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Angello progressive house production and electrifying energy and you’re in for something big! ‘Payback‘ is available now via Columbia/Size Records.

19) Tapesh & KANT – Ey Yo (Grades remix)

South London producer GRADES, has unveiled his remix of Tapesh & KANT’s underground hit ‘Ey Yo’. The single serves as the follow up to ‘Freedom’,  ’I Wanna Be Down’  and ‘Rock The Boat’. ‘Ey Yo’ highlights GRADES ability to blend R&B with deep house vibes , with his sampling of Busta Rhymes ‘Dangerous’  before gradually building to an infectious deep house vibe mixed with UK garage influences. No word yet on any release date, but check out GRADES Soundcloud for further tracks.

20) Alice Boman – What

Swedish Singer Alice Boman unveiled her new single ‘What’, taken from her forthcoming ‘II’ EP. Lead single ‘What’ delivers a beautiful and fragile track with its delicate piano accompaniment. Boman’s haunting and whispered vocals create a sense of stillness that’s sure to strike an emotional chord with her fans. The term ‘less is more’ is very much the case for Boman, as she excels in creating such beauty from such simplicity. Upcoming dates for Alice include Dot To Dot Festival and Slottsfjell.  What is available June 2nd.

Check out the full April playlist below:

 

Foster The People – Coming of Age

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Foster The People are back with their new single ‘Coming of Age’.

The single is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Supermodel’ and serves as the follow up to their 2011 Grammy nominated album ‘Torches’, which brought us the infectious ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ and ‘Don’t Stop ‘Colour On The Walls’.

Speaking with Zane Lowe who featured the track as his ‘Hottest Record’, Mark Foster commented about how the record came about:

“It was like a little gift – Last song we recorded and first song people are going to hear… This song for me is about reflecting on the past and it’s a moment of clarity and reflection.”

With acclaimed producer Paul Epworth on board again (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires), ‘Coming Of Age’ serves up a refreshing guitar and synth driven track. Fosters wistful vocals bring a compelling and honest energy to the track, not to mention some Beach Boys-esque vocals towards the end.

 Supermodel’ is set for release March 24th and is available to pre-order now.

Katy B – Crying For No Reason

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Katy B has unveiled her latest single ‘Crying For No Reason‘ which serves as the follow up to ‘What Love Is Made Of‘ and ‘5AM‘.

The single featured as a ‘Special Delivery‘ for Annie Mac on Friday as well as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record‘ on Monday. The emotionally charged ballad opens with simple piano accompaniment before building euphorically to a bittersweet synth-laden track. Speaking with Zane, Katy commented:

“I got the idea from my friend – she was in tears on the phone. She didn’t know why she was crying, then she realised it was all these feeling that she tried to bury for months. She was just sitting at traffic lights and it just burst out. When she said that, I automatically knew how she felt about it. There comes a point where your body and mind can’t take it anymore and you need a release. I wanted to write songs with piano and chord structures rather than getting a beat from a producer. I wanted to start from scratch and this song allowed me to do that.”

Written with Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams/Miles Kane), ‘Crying For No Reason’ speaks to people on a personal level with its poignant lyrics:

“I never faced all the pain I caused/Now the pain is hitting me full force”

Katy B recently performed on the London eye as part of the Red Bull Revolutions in Sound, representing Rinse FM and was joined in the capsule by Skream and Artwork. You can catch Katy B on her forthcoming UK tour in March, with a London Koko gig set for March 26th.

‘Little Red’ is set for release February 3rd and is available to pre-order now.

DJ Fresh vs Jay Fay – Dibby Dibby Sound Ft Ms Dynamite

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Drum & Bass DJ and producer DJ Fresh has teamed up with Jay Fay and Ms Dynamite for his latest single ‘Dibby Dibby Sound‘.

Having previously worked with Diplo on the chart topping trap anthem ‘Earthquake‘, DJ Fresh follows this up with yet another massive single, sampling US producer Jay Fay’s original track ‘Dibby Dibby Sound‘.

19 year old producer Jay Fay from St Louis, has been championing Moombahton, Electro House and Trap. Mix that with energetic vocals from legendary garage MC Ms Dynamite and you’re in for an epic bass-heavy record with an infectious bassline that just screams Carnival.

Dibby Dibby Sound‘ featured as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record on Wednesday, where DJ Fresh spoke about his forthcoming album:

“I haven’t made what I consider to be a real album. So I’m going to go on a travelling mission around the world and work with some musicians and actually make an album from start to finish ; Like a musical journey and do something really interesting. I’m holding out for a bit and going to focus on doing singles until I can do something like that”

Upcoming UK dates include  Freeze Festival in London on November 30th.