Kick the weekend off with these recent and soon-to-be dance music releases, curated by DJ, producer and vocalist Lea Luna.
1. Henrix & Masons Rave- "Warrior"
This high-octane speaker bumper has a catchy, energetic build with a powerful drop that will have crowds jumping so high they hang from the rafters. "Warrior" is next-level strong.
2. Junior Sanchez- "When It's Deep"
When it's time to take it back to the underground, Junior Sanchez is right on cue. Rife with sexy grooves, addictive loops and low, booming vocals that profess, "I can only dance when it's deep," this dancefloor heater is sure to get your back up off the wall.
3. Zombie Nation- "Kernkraft 400" (W&W remix)
In a hot moment when vinyl ruled electronic dance music, Zombie Nation's classic record "Kernkraft 400" was king. W&W has just launched a fresh remix that adds crowd-pleasing modern production to this gem that is so huge it has already gained support of some major players on the festival stages including Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, and Zedd.
4. Kant- "Dyster"
Kant's new three-track EP is an ear charmer in it's entirety, led by this hypnotizing single, "Dyster." A soundscape made of such tasteful drones and sweeps graced by crisp, techy percussion is exactly the kind of sound the late-night crowd appreciates when it's time to really get in the zone.
5. Sleepy Tom- "Pusher" feat. Anna Lunoe
The pairing of Anna Lunoe and Sleepy Tom is a formula for excellence, skillfully executed here on their new hit. "Pusher" breaks the mold, with beautifully original marriages of bright synths, captivating melodies, and sparkling vocals across a pleasant arrangement of uplifting beats that will move the fluttering hearts and dancing feet of every listener.
6. Jacob Plant- "Ice Cream"
Cool and Smooth like it's name, "Ice Cream" is the new treat from Dim Mak Records that is just dripping with the kind of sonic sweetness the future house movement begs for. Indulge.
7. Kastle- "Falling Up" ft. Xavier
There's no mistaking Kastle's signature sound, with all of it's alluring R&B tones and original future feel. "Falling Up," graced by a sexy vocal courtesy of Xavier, is a perfect tune to kick off Kastle's Hyperreality tour.
8. The Prodigy- "Nasty" (Zinc remix)
Zinc's remix of Prodigy's "Nasty" is absolute fire. The massive will be bursting with energy when it gets hit with this broken-beat heat fueled by an explosive combo of London's most class acts. There is nothing the Prodigy or Zinc can't do when it comes to turning a stage into a frenzy, and this record is the perfect ammo to blast your mind into weekend party mode.
9. Plastikman- EXplore (Recondite Remix)
Plastikman, an earlier face of Richie Hawtin, is a name responsible for some of the most stand-out compositions in electronica history, with hugely influential releases hailing from the 90s techno heyday. Recently, the Plastikman moniker was resurrected with the release of EX, the first Plastikman album since 2003. Not far behind the album came this classy minimal remix by Recondite, part of four remixes on the "EX club EP" that is kicking the new momentum of this classic electronic music phenomenon into full swing.
10. Dubba Jonny- "At Home"
This track makes you feel "At Home" with it's laid-back vibe and refreshing re-interpretation of trap influence in a more ethereal sound setting. It is a refined yet limitless skill to create something captivating enough for a dancefloor yet chilled-out enough for downtime.
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