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First Listen: TRUTH dabble in slinky dubstep on ‘Hold Ya Tongue’

“Hold Ya Tongue” and stream TRUTH‘s latest–in that order. Tricked out with a glitchy rhythm that’s neither over- nor understated, “Hold Ya Tongue” exemplifies TRUTH’s capacity to hold their audience’s attention as they scale down the bass. A reprieve from TRUTH’s customary, floor-dismantling format,”Hold Ya Tongue” leans in to a more mild–but no less textured–type […]

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First Listen: TRUTH dabble in slinky dubstep on ‘Hold Ya Tongue’

“Hold Ya Tongue” and stream TRUTH‘s latest–in that order. Tricked out with a glitchy rhythm that’s neither over- nor understated, “Hold Ya Tongue” exemplifies TRUTH’s capacity to hold their audience’s attention as they scale down the bass. A reprieve from TRUTH’s customary, floor-dismantling format,”Hold Ya Tongue” leans in to a more mild–but no less textured–type […]

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First Listen: Chris Malinchak warms with soulful house infusion, ‘When The World Stops Turning’ [Stream]

At a time when life has seemingly come to a standstill, Chris Malinchak has a house-flavored answer for listeners. In his latest Ultra Records offering “When The World Stops Turning,” the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist looks to nostalgia for hope as he constructs an infectious fusion of R&B, electronic, and jazz. As his sound grows more expansive […]

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First Listen: Chris Malinchak warms with soulful house infusion, ‘When The World Stops Turning’ [Stream]

At a time when life has seemingly come to a standstill, Chris Malinchak has a house-flavored answer for listeners. In his latest Ultra Records offering “When The World Stops Turning,” the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist looks to nostalgia for hope as he constructs an infectious fusion of R&B, electronic, and jazz. As his sound grows more expansive […]

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First Listen: Rising mid-tempo force ZABO blurs genres with ‘Is It A Lie’ [Stream]

Toronto-based ZABO burst onto the scene last year when his music spontaneously went viral in China, spawning his debut China tour, and a slew of festival headlines around the country. As his influence spread, the rising mid-tempo and bass music innovator embarked on his debut North American run shortly thereafter. Now, fresh off a collaboration […]

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First Listen: Rising mid-tempo force ZABO blurs genres with ‘Is It A Lie’ [Stream]

Toronto-based ZABO burst onto the scene last year when his music spontaneously went viral in China, spawning his debut China tour, and a slew of festival headlines around the country. As his influence spread, the rising mid-tempo and bass music innovator embarked on his debut North American run shortly thereafter. Now, fresh off a collaboration […]

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First Listen: Gene Farris rocks back onto Toolroom roster with ‘Nursery’ [Stream]

If you really live for house music, you’re already well-acquainted with Gene Farris. Always serving as a living link to the metronomic genre’s historical beginnings, Farris is an example of a four-on-the-floor jockey who honors his funk-ified Chicago roots with every track and every set. It doesn’t matter whether he’s topping the bill or kicking […]

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First Listen: Reaper asserts dominance in drum ‘n’ bass with new single ‘Barricade’

A force to be reckoned with in the drum ‘n’ bass scene, rising star Reaper burst onto public conscience with exceptional remixes of hits from industry titans such as RL Grime, TNGHT, and more. His unique take on the genre quickly garnered the support and attention of powerhouse label Monstercat, and promoter legends Brownies & […]

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First Listen: Gianni Blu hypnotizes house enthusiasts with ‘Baby Just Dance’ [Stream]

“Baby Just Dance” is an invitation to dance music devotees: break a sweat. Purveyor of transfixing house sound, Gianni Blu expands the breadth of his catalog with “Baby Just Dance,” notching his first original production of 2020. Fodder for underground dance floors, “Baby Just Dance” sees Blu pair a vocal that verbalizes the instruction of […]

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First Listen: Christian Löffler introduces ‘Noah’ as final single in lead-up to new LP

Christian Löffler serves up the third and final single from his forthcoming album, Lys, tying up the appetizers with the warm and comforting “Noah” before plating next month’s main course. There’s a sense that because electronic music is often meant to be played loud, all of its elements should be as well. Löffler argues to […]

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First Listen: Christian Löffler introduces ‘Noah’ as final single in lead-up to new LP

Christian Löffler serves up the third and final single from his forthcoming album, Lys, tying up the appetizers with the warm and comforting “Noah” before plating next month’s main course. There’s a sense that because electronic music is often meant to be played loud, all of its elements should be as well. Löffler argues to […]

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First Listen: Tisoki links with MineSweepa and David Kuncio on genre-crossing ‘See You Again’

Tisoki’s sophomore EP, due this spring via Steve Aoki’s DIM MAK imprint, is already shaping up to be a colorful affair. Coming off a recent collaboration with emo rap figure Lil Lotus, Tisoki continues to roll out joint material, this time with MineSweepa and vocalist David Kuncio on the new genre-blurring “See You Again.” Fusing […]

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First Listen: Tisoki links with MineSweepa and David Kuncio on genre-crossing ‘See You Again’

Tisoki’s sophomore EP, due this spring via Steve Aoki’s DIM MAK imprint, is already shaping up to be a colorful affair. Coming off a recent collaboration with emo rap figure Lil Lotus, Tisoki continues to roll out joint material, this time with MineSweepa and vocalist David Kuncio on the new genre-blurring “See You Again.” Fusing […]

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First Listen: Tisoki links with MineSweepa and David Kuncio on genre-crossing ‘See You Again’

Tisoki’s sophomore EP, due this spring via Steve Aoki’s DIM MAK imprint, is already shaping up to be a colorful affair. Coming off a recent collaboration with emo rap figure Lil Lotus, Tisoki continues to roll out joint material, this time with MineSweepa and vocalist David Kuncio on the new genre-blurring “See You Again.” Fusing […]

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First Listen: CRÈME shares innovative electro-pop one-off, ‘Back In Love’

The quirky technics of CRÈME’s sound exude a playful whimsicality on “Back In Love,” a single that sees CRÈME foray further into the experimental brand of electronic that has colored past productions such as “Beaches.” An exemplification of CRÈME’s affinity for inventive synth work, “Back In Love” melds metallic, tripping synths with the breathy texture […]

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First Listen: CRÈME shares innovative electro-pop one-off, ‘Back In Love’

The quirky technics of CRÈME’s sound exude a playful whimsicality on “Back In Love,” a single that sees CRÈME foray further into the experimental brand of electronic that has colored past productions such as “Beaches.” An exemplification of CRÈME’s affinity for inventive synth work, “Back In Love” melds metallic, tripping synths with the breathy texture […]

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First Listen: CRÈME shares innovative electro-pop one-off, ‘Back In Love’

The quirky technics of CRÈME’s sound exude a playful whimsicality on “Back In Love,” a single that sees CRÈME foray further into the experimental brand of electronic that has colored past productions such as “Beaches.” An exemplification of CRÈME’s affinity for inventive synth work, “Back In Love” melds metallic, tripping synths with the breathy texture […]

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First Listen: Biicla’s ‘Heart & Stay’ boasts an irresistible house allure [Stream]

After infiltrating the international electronic music market for the very first time with “No Place” in August, Biicla is back with another niche carving cut, “Heart & Stay.” Biicla’s latest preserves the indie sound that the Russian producer first exerted on “No Place,” and, as on the earlier record, “Heart & Stay” embodies this element […]

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First Listen: Neil Jackson’s ‘Wow’ has serious subwoofer appeal

From listeners, Neil Jackson’s latest single is sure to elicit the exclamation of its title: “Wow.” The sequel to Jackson’s first original production, “Make it Rain,” released in April 2019, “Wow” is a heady foray into bumping bass house territory. Jackson doesn’t tread lightly. The reverberating bass that imbues “Wow” with potent subwoofer appeal commands […]

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First Listen: Neil Jackson’s ‘Wow’ has serious subwoofer appeal

From listeners, Neil Jackson’s latest single is sure to elicit the exclamation of its title: “Wow.” The sequel to Jackson’s first original production, “Make it Rain,” released in April 2019, “Wow” is a heady foray into bumping bass house territory. Jackson doesn’t tread lightly. The reverberating bass that imbues “Wow” with potent subwoofer appeal commands […]

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