Dance music this week: The Chainsmokers announce they’re launching into space, the travel electronics festival Breakaway announces a date in California this fall, Dimitri Vegas tells us about her first lead role For his first feature film, we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Black Box’s 1990 hit “Everybody Everybody” reaching #1 on Dance Club Songs, BMG acquiring the French legend’s publishing catalog Swedish Mafia Jean-Michel Jarre announces two-year residency with Wynn Las Vegas, Skrillex pleased with what appears to be a credit list for Beyoncé’s upcoming Renaissance LP, “Summer In New York ” by Sofi Tukker broke into the top 10 on Dance Mix/Show Airplay, Fred Again.. teased an upcoming Swedish Mafia House collab, ODESZA dropped their new album, we went to Tomorrowland, and we did analysis of the most played tracks in the great Belgian festival.
And guess what, there’s so much more! Let’s dig inside.
Jessie Ware, “Be Free”
After delivery BillboardsFavorite dance album of 2020, What is your joy?canteuse club Jessie Ware is back this week with a new single, “Free Yourself,” which she describes as the beginning of a “new era” for her.
Compare to WYP?, delivering a hot, sexy, breath-breathing disco with rose-red and burgundy shades, “Free Yourself” exudes vibrant, bright, and bold colors, to match its soaring chorus. by Ware: “Free yourself / Keep moving to the top of that mountain”. The production – led by the legendary Stuart Price (Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys and more) – adds an atmosphere of rush at peak times with pounding beats, blaring horns and Explosive stammering percussions bring words of encouragement to Ware’s command: “Why don’t you please yourself / If it feels so good, baby don’t stop.”
From asking “What is your joy?”, Ware’s “Freedom for Yourself” is the right to ask yourself, “What is my joy?” and act accordingly. Last month, Ware performed “Free Yourself” for the first time at the Glastonbury Festival and will no doubt perform again for a long time, opening for Harry Styles this October. “I’m so excited that people have this song at the end of their summer; to dance, to not feel inhibited and to feel happy because that’s how I feel lately to be on tour again and able to sing again,” she said. “Enjoy yourself, free yourself!” – KRYSTAL RODRIGUEZ
Chris Lorenzo & COBRAH, “Mami”
Chris Lorenzo recorded a (fair) recent hit with his October 2021 edit of The Mamas & The Papas’ “California Dreaming” classic, and another big break with the original. his editing of J Balvin and Skrillex’s “In Da Getto”. Now, Lorenzo seems to have another monster on his hands with his latest creation, “Mami”. In partnership with Swedish musician/producer/singer COBRAH, the tech fireplace is an homage to living like the bourgeoisie while “dealing with drugs in a penthouse,” a situation choice evoked by Lorenzo’s increasingly dizzying production and COBRAH’s soaring deliveries.
“Mami” is the first release on the UK manufacturer’s new label, appropriately titled Late check out. “I have been listening to COBRAH for a while and know that stylistically, her vocals over my beat can work very well,” he says. “We were in the studio for two days recording different ideas but I especially remember the moment COBRAH came up with the lyrics to ‘Mami’. I knew right then and there that what we were creating was going to be huge, even before the end of the beat. “- KATIE BAIN
Manila Killa, Sunset
Fans of Manila Killa have always known the producer for his soaring melodies, heartfelt stories, and pop-futuristic atmosphere, but today the 28-year-old musician presented a big picture. more about his influence and creative soul.
“Sunset is my debut album, the culmination of the sound I’ve been making for years,” he said. “I spent a lot of time in quarantine thinking about what I wanted when I created a full-length album. I realized that I wanted it to be a project that touched all aspects of my inspiration and influence through dance music. Topics and emotions I touch on include heartbreak, longing, and determination; all the things I considered throughout the creation process. I took a dance music-oriented approach to production, rediscovering my roots, and conveying the emotions I had when I first started listening to dance music. This album is something I’ve been working on all my life, and I hope that people can resonate with the ideas and energy I’ve put into it. “
His most faithful work to date is also his most diverse, a collection of sophisticated tunes that can comfortably drop frantic drum beats like hypnotic epics. He even set the entire LP to a visualizer – because if you don’t listen Sunset full, you only get part of the picture. – KAT BEIN
Moon Boots feat. Cherry Glazerr, “Back Around”
Summery dance mixes with fun indie style in Moon Boots’ new single, “Come Back Around” featuring Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy. The first flavor from the producer’s upcoming third album, “Come Back Around” is home music that’s been curated for the hottest months of the year: heavy yet jubilant beats punctuated by bass Bouncing, aquatic ensembles and sweltering atmosphere will have you flocking to the nearest beach. Meanwhile, Creevy’s sweet voice has coated her lusts with sweets like: “Have a daydream that will make you blush / What do you say in a hurry/ I can make you hurry.” “Come Back Around” is vibrant and simply fun – like the music video above, a summer stroll through Coney Island. – KR
AN21 & HIISAK feat. Able Faces, “Okay”
Hypnotic and moody vibes on the melodious fireplace “Okay”, the latest product of Swedish manufacturer AN21 (in collaboration with rising Italian artist HIISAK and singer-songwriter duo) Scottish Able Faces). This track marks the first single AN21 – the artist name of Antoine Gabriel Michel Haydamous Josefsson, brother of Steve Angello of Swiss House Mafia – since 2015. As Antoine recounts Billboardsthere’s a good reason behind the hiatus.
“I’ve always had an important role to play as Steve’s brother,” he said. “Get instant success from the start and have a non-stop tour. I have had some kind of imposter syndrome for many years. But the tour was so much fun, and I kept releasing music, but at some point, making music took longer and longer, mainly because I felt the quality of the music should be as good as my brother. I.
“I spent a lot of time in LA.” he continued, “and I clearly remember coming back to a second gig after a while at Create in LA and realizing that the second time there, I didn’t have new music to play. My fans found it annoying to ask them to buy tickets, so I decided to stop touring. Then I went back to Sweden to reinvent myself, get married and have a daughter Melody. Then when I was ready to go back, Covid happened and then I had my son, Phoenix, but now when the world hopes to recover. It’s time to show the fans what I’ve worked so hard for all these years.”
It’s really time for AN21 to perform at Tomorrowland this Sunday. Meanwhile, “Alright” has now been released through Angello’s Size Records. – K. Bain
Biicla, “Mini Skrt”
Life is not about black and white, but about dichotomy. Light and dark, introspective and expressive, moody and rough; These are all the concepts that Russian artist Biicla explores in his sophomore album There’s a placeitself a parallel response to his 2020 debut LP, No place.
“For a few years, I was thinking about where and how to move on. Constant solo trips, a new team, new friends and thoughts running through my head, as well as my first concerts in America,” he said. “All these things are like in the movies, and naturally it affects my music. Albums No place is about finding myself, and in 2022, I think I’ve found myself. I just decided to create a light dance album for you that will touch your soul, because it is inspired by new events and people I have met during this time. I share my new look at electronic music with you on this new album. Its full name is Right! I think I found a placebut I decided to shorten it and leave it just There’s a place in contrast to the previous album, No place. “
Today, we’re highlighting “Mini Skrt,” because it’s super fun and a little weird, totally weird and totally fun, but you should head to the full album. It was a real trip. – K. Bein
https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/best-new-dance-jessie-ware-chris-lorenzo-1235117179/ Jessie Ware, Chris Lorenzo and more – Billboard