What’s up Stage Hoppers? We are back with the Best Releases of the Week! Closing out the month of June with another week of incredible releases.
Hardwell, AZTECK, Alex Hepburn– “Anybody Out There”
Hardwell teams up with DJ and producer AZTECK and vocalist Alex Hepburn for their new single “Anybody Out There.” While still offering the the edgier production style of REBELS NEVER DIE, the trio offers a more vocal driven sound. “Anybody Out There” is filled with undeniable energy and pop sensibility fit for this summer festival anthem. In the words of Hardwell himself: “Although my new sound is much harder-edged and techier, I still love the beauty of vocal-based electronic music. Every genre, from house music and trance to electro and techno, has given the dancefloor magical moments through big vocal tracks. That feeling a big vocal song has on a festival crowd is hard to describe, but when that moment comes, it’s intoxicating.”
EVAN GIIA, Nostalgix – “Limit”
EVAN GIIA and Nostalgix unite on their first time collaboration “Limit.” The Brooklyn-based Artist’s pristine vocals shimmer over the darker tones of Nostalgix’ production. The bass house badass transforms the track into an energetic yet alluring atmosphere with a unique vocal performance. For the release of “Limit” EVAN GIIA shares: “I was excited to write a song that uses my operatic sound on the pre chorus and then drop into something heavy. ‘Limit’ is my first collab with a female producer (a goal I’ve had for years!). You can feel the confidence & power in it. The message: you can do anything you set your mind to. There are no limits. We had a vision of female warriors going to battle while we wrote it.”
ODESZA, Yellow House – “Heavier”
Earlier this week, ODESZA revealed their a collaborative EP alongside Cape Town-based artist Yellow House. In addition, they released the first single off the EP, titled “Heavier.” Here, the joint project ventures into the more folk-indie dance sound of the multi-faceted Yellow House with the euphoric textures of ODESZA. The full EP, titled Flaws In Our Design will feature five additional tracks and is set for release on July 21st.
LP Giobbi – “Giodisco”
DJ, producer, and classically trained musician LP Giobbi debuts on Defected Records with “Giodisco.” As one of electronic music’s fastest-rising stars, she has transformed dance floors into oasis of euphoria. Now, with “Giodisco” LP Giobbi continues her ascent with this high-energy and vibrant cut. This modern, disco-adjacent sound is set to light up dancefloors across the globe with its crisp groove, lively instrumentals, and infectious nature.
Zeds Dead, Hamdi, Warrior Queen – “Criminal”
Zeds Dead and Hamdi release their highly anticipated collaboration “Criminal,” featuring Warrior Queen. The producers craft an warping atmosphere with transformative synth work as the Jamaican Dancehall, reggae, and dub artist provides the seamless vocal performance for the textured atmosphere.
INJI – “UNTZ UNTZ”
Electronic-pop’s latest rising star INJI releases an irresistibly catchy summer hit with “UNTZ UNTZ.” With a tongue-in-cheek approach, INJI creates an undeniable ear worm of a track that doesn’t take itself too seriously. But still packs the dancefloor as the DJ hopefully plays “the song everyone wants to hear.” The release of “UNTZ UNTZ” is also paired with the announcement of her debut EP LFG, out on July 21 via Astralwerks. On the new track, INJI confidently explains: “‘UNTZ UNTZ’ is that song you’re going to hear at every club for the next 6 months until you’re absolutely sick of it (I hope). The Chainsmoker’s “#SELFIE” and Mau P’s “Drugs from Amsterdam” had a baby, and it’s INJI’s “UNTZ UNTZ”. It’s a deep, full, banging house track (like it’s father) with catchy lyrics that everyone will be singing to (got that from its mother). It’s hilarious, relatable, extremely danceable and will quickly become a crowd and dj favorite. Also, it’ll be nice to have a 5’4 Turkish girl’s song dominate club music for a change.”