The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Magnificence craft their most dystopian electro burner yet with “Closer,” employing horror movie synths and sizzling percussion. They’ve clearly been binging some Stranger Things lately, and if this is the effect that has on their music, we say they should start in on season two.
LA duo BRKLYN link up with Zack Martino for some picture perfect electro pop. The sunshine-saturated jam is the perfect soundtrack for sunset drives or weekend workouts, and is infiltrating fall playlists everywhere in 3, 2, 1…
Slushii takes Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am” for a joyride with an ultra crisp new remix. The pop singer’s voice is the perfect counterpoint to Slushii’s high-octane production. That bassline, though.
Sigala, Meghan Trainor, French Montana, and Ella Eyre pile in for an unlikely posse cut, providing the perfect horn-fueled anthem for pay day. This is Corona and lime music if we’ve ever heard it, so if the pool’s still open, you know what to do.
Mord Fustang takes it down to the deepest digital depths on “Gaia,” giving only the most glittery progressive feels. The producer’s trademark 16-bit sounds are noticeably toned down on this one, but the beat still knocks just fine.
Cazztek rumbles through for a slinky bass house clinic on “Down Like That.” The super slinky bass line and jacking drum grooves promise 100 percent sweaty dance floor satisfaction, or your money back.
Just a Gent and T$oko went and spazzed on a spacey trap-injected heater custom made for power-washing the workweek out of your ears. Computerized flute lines play the unlikely best bud for T$oko’s cocky bars.
Dirtyphonics have dubstep diehards covered with “Scorpion,” a terrifically toxic new single guaranteed to cause involuntary bass face. Anyone who survives till the second drop, there may or may not find a double-time drum switch up waiting for them.
“Destroy All Monsters” is a diabolical sub nuke courtesy of Figure. Mind-melting synth shrieks and splashy snares put this one over the top.
Disco Fries unwind M-22 and Medina’s “First Time” into an infectious and effortless house groove. The vocals move from soaring verses to air tight chops in the blink of an eye as the beat reels it in.