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Best Releases of the Week [4.21.23]

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Deeper Tales – P.O.S.

As one-third  of the illustrious Above & Beyond, Paavo Siljamäki has experienced renowned success in the music industry. But after grappling with personal and health-related difficulties, he now embarks on a new journey. Deeper Tales is the debut album of his latest moniker P.O.S., in which we see a reconnection and rediscovery with his beloved club culture. The album features exuberant and uplifting tracks that capture the blissful experiences in club life while offering unique insight in Paavo’s creative identity outside of Above & Beyond.

“Beggin” – Chris Lake and Aluna

Chris Lake and Aluna collaborate on their sensational and seductive new single “Beggin,” out now on Black Book Records/Astralwerks. In a seamless integration, Lake captures Aluna’s mischievous tone with a effervescent production. While highlighting her enticing vocals, Lake offers a punctuating beat with alluring melodic fragments “‘Beggin’ is a tale of caution,” explains Chris Lake. “Sometimes you want someone so badly, but when you get them you wish you’d never set eyes on them…a bit like me. I’m a lot,” adds Aluna.

“Blue In The Face“ – Rezz, Shadient and fkynsyd

Rezz, Shadient and fkynsyd return with a goth-infused, hypnotic semblance titled “Blue In The Face.” The dark single captures Rezz and Shadient’s signature dark Bass style with elements of grunge, metal, and punk music. The grimy atmosphere provides a menacing backdrop for the eerie vocals. Spiraling through layers of gritty, distorted basslines, fkynsyd’s supernatural vocals result is a pervasive, unruly cross-genre original that encapsulates the nostalgic angst of goth rock with electronic music. “Blue In The Face” is the first track off her forthcoming Goth/Punk EP titled Its Not A Phase.

“Say No More” – Daktyl and Benni Ola

Prodigy multi-instrumentalist Daktyl and acclaimed poet and songwriter Benni Ola return to TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records to release “Say No More.” Opening with a dark, muffled vocal sample, layered over a plethora of crunchy percussion, the track immediately perks up the ears. The tense atmosphere gradually dissipates into Benni Ola’s distinctive voice  rapping, “Fuck It All, Say No More”. When the drop hits, Daktyl’s production prowess is on full display – the impassioned tone of Benni’s vocal and the content of his lyrics are perfectly paired with the driving bass and unfiltered stabs. “Say No More” is the second track off their forthcoming Chaos Theory EP, due on May 19.

“Miracle” – Mau P Remix

Mau P exploded with global success in 2022 with his hit “Drugs From Amsterdam.” Now, he takes a hand at remixing Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s immaculate single “Miracle.” Mau P retains the serene quality of the original vocals with boisterous and bold undertones. The tech house atmosphere propels the track forward with a resounding bassline and layers of pulsating synths and ethereal background vocals.

“Microworlds” – CloZee

Today, CloZee announces her forthcoming album with her latest her new single “Microworlds.” Offering insight into her upcoming LP, CloZee displays mystifying melodies and lush harmonies that transport the listener into a cinematic atmosphere. ‘Microworlds’ is a sonic odyssey into the transcendent bass music that CloZee has pioneered throughout her career.


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