Global sounds from the net: Our greatest discoveries in one Playlist
Toya Delazy – Qhawe (Techno, Global Bass, Drum & Bass /Jungle)
Toya Delazy is a bold and visionary artist, offering up a truly 21st-century sound that draws from her South African heritage (she is a Zulu princess, great granddaughter of Princess Magogo), while remaining squarely rooted in the cultural and sonic identity of her adopted hometown, ‘London Town.’ Unconstrained by the limitations of genre, Toya operates in the space between rave, grime and hip-hop, synthesizing her influences into a diverse aesthetic that transcends borders both artistic and geographical. Driven by a fearlessly independent spirit, an irrepressible passion for music, and an uncompromising commitment to being herself, Toya Delazy is an inspiration to those who seek to forge their own identity. This outspoken artist stands as an icon for the oppressed and repressed, sending out a clarion call to individualists across the world: stand tall and be proud of who you are. Watch out for this artist, Delaze will give you a soundfever, there is no immunity here.
Nico Morano feat. Nathan Nicholson – Blackout (Melodic Techno & House)
Nico is all about creating an intangible mood in every way he can. After EP’s and remixes on labels like Atmosphere Records, Ein2, Karera, Love Matters and Shaker Plates, he will continue to release on major outlets. Nico Morano is working hard in the studios to create the deep and melodic sound he’s so passionate about. This pearl is more of a mysterious one thanks to the vocals of Nathan Nicholson, whose songs have been featured in so many films and shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy and countless other.
Thony Ritz – All–Nighters (House (Old-School), Disco / Nu-Disco)
Based in Vernon (France), Frenchman Thony Ritz picked up after glorious elders such as Cassius, Daft Punk, and Alan Braxe left it. Thony releases his first album "Night City" distributed by Warner Music. Mixing the French touch’s hedonism of the first period (Crydamoure, Roulé...) with saturated sounds of the second wave (Ed Banger...), he succeeds to reconcile the popular mainstream techno beats and the more underground and aesthetic electro sounds of the 80′s. Graduated from Abbey Road Institute Paris in 2019, he spent this year learning in one of the biggest studios in France and working on his new album scheduled for late 2020. Put on your dancing shoes and turn up the volume! Some funky vibes!
JDG – Make Me (Melodic Techno & House)
Signed to the country’s stellar electronic music label Onelove, Melbourne born and bred Jordan Griffiths draws an awakening from a global compass to harness his impeccable production expertise. From the sounds and boldness of Hardwell, W&W, and TJR to the homeland inspiration of Will Sparks and Joel Fletcher, there is no room to deny the JDG profile is on a solid journey with his own flavor. Fusing a caliber of elements across the house, minimal and bounce tips, JDG drives the studio in first gear pioneering his sound across charts from Australia to the USA. A big name in Australia, check it out!
NVŌKER – Meet Me at the Escape Pod (Melodic Techno & House)
French DJ performer, deep house and techno producer INVŌKER has gained a lot of followers with his previous releases. Copycats settles on the edge of a dark mystery. But half a minute in, it lures you to come along to a brighter land, where you’ll get a taste of the orient and feel the heat of the French Riviera in good old times. The track is not short of charm and it playfully invites you to heat up the dancefloor even if it's just your own living space for the moment.
Martin Ikin & Sammy Porter – Back To Funk (Techno & Tech House)
Dj and Producer since 1991, MARTIN IKIN aka Soul Purpose, Indigo, MIGrant, or DJ Mayhem. After over 10 years of releasing music on other labels, Martin launched his own label – Soul Purpose Records in 2003, as a stable for his own productions. Soul Purpose Records has now built a reputation for quality house music with numerous chart Number 1's under its belt. And is going from strength to strength. Martin's remix credentials include names such Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai, Joey Negro, MAW and many more. The industrious and incessantly hard-working London based DJ & producer Sammy Porter is signed to Mistajam’s Speakerbox Records via Insanity Records/Sony Music UK, his breakthrough single “What We Started (A Bit Patchy)” amassed millions of online streams and set the airwaves alight after being named Future Anthem on BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems. With regular shows on Rinse FM, be sure to watch the rise of the one of the UK house scene’s most exciting talents. Bang to move! This is a real slammer.
Alex Ranerro – Triangular (Minimal House, Deep House)
A DJ/producer from Slovenia whose music can be found on labels such as HouseOnWax, MyHouse YourHouse, Bondage Music, Sintope and others. In 2016, Alex co-founded SolvdMag, an electronic music magazine and platform that encourages meaningful content created in the Balkans and beyond. Alex’s musical output is embossed by his versatility as a music producer and DJ and cannot be pinned down to a single genre. Some of his own productions go way deeper, others are more targeted at the peak time, but there is a constant to all of them; it has got to be groovy and it needs emotion. Follow him on his musical journey. This one is such a gem!
Glassio – Nobody Stayed for the DJ (Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)
Check out his uplifting tune with a retro 80s touch and smooth vocals by Irish-Iranian Producer–Songwriter of Electronic Tunes and Melantronic-Pop from Queens, New York. Very Groovy indeed.
Janus Rasmussen – Jörð (Techno, Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)
All eyes were on Janus Rasmussen when he announced he was going solo last year. The Faroese had, after all, made a name for himself in celebrated collaborative endeavours, from the electronic pop quartet Bloodgroup to his output as one-half of the duo Kiasmos, alongside Ólafur Arnalds. Particularly as part of Kiasmos, Rasmussen gained worldwide esteem enchanting listeners with one-of-a-kind fusions of acoustic instrumentations and electronic textures. The duo’s sonic experimentations definitely paid off, with Kiasmos headlining some of the world’s most respected festivals. Jörð is borrowed from the goddess of earth in Norse mythology – a tribute not only to Rasmussen’s Faroese roots, but also to Iceland, the country he has made home for the last years. The track draws on the fabled goddess’ spirit with the at once pungent force and gentle embrace of mother earth. Mysterious, not from this planet, welcome to Iceland!
Pat Carroll – Winds (Instrumental, Downtempo / Minimal Electronic)
Pat Carroll, formally Piecey, shares layered and provoking music taking influence from downtempo electronica and moody left of field techno sounds. His earlier works 'Luck' and 'Season' netted an impressive 500,000+ streams with additions to Spotify’s 'New Music Friday' and 'H&M In-store Playlist'. Theory comes second nature to Pat having completed his Bachelor of Music (Composition) in 2015 as well as a Master of Music (Composition) in 2016 and is currently amidst the PhD program at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Simply wonderful.