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Music makes the world go round. And in that regard, we’re constantly on the lookout for new, exciting tunes to share with our audience. We’ve found some that cause goosebumps, and make you open your eyes and get up from your chair to dance. So put on your best pair of headphones, or turn up your speakers, and enjoy this week’s New Music Friday.

Here are our top picks for the best music we came across this week, in no particular order.

Banyan & Benji Lewis – Anywhere

Genre: Breakbeat, Downtempo

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Michael Saenz and Logan Gomez, also known as Banyan, have been making tunes together for over ten years, producing music that has pleased the ears of artists like ODESZA, Attom, and Christian Löffler, and an audience that, as of today, exceeds 13 million.

Anywhere‘, their collaboration with producer Benji Lewis, was born when he pitched some ideas over to them. A couple of iterations later, we now have this chill, melodic, and message-heavy track in our hands. “For us, it’s a reminder to lean on each other and reach out your hand to those struggling whenever you’re able because you never know how much that may mean“, say Banyan, regarding ‘Anywhere’.

NIMBVS, DEEP SEE, EK.KO & Dani King – Losing Myself (CakeKnife Remix)

Genre: Dubstep, Future Bass

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Losing Myself‘ is a song produced by a handful of artists, namely, NIMBVS, DEEP SEE, EK.KO, and Dani King. All masters within their area, the track explores the memories of a broken relationship, and so it holds emotional value far beyond its mere melodic aspect.

Producer CakeKnife took on the task of reimagining the massive conjoint effort ‘Losing Myself’. With a faster tempo and even more energy, heading the song into the Dubstep/Color Bass realm, CakeKnife’s remix features chip-like arpeggios, intense chords, a rough beat, and a really original approach to the blend of genres treated, ending with a result that is sure to drop some jaws to the ground.

Angara – Altitude

Genre: Progressive House, Melodic Techno

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Duo Angara sure knows how to bring out the feels in the EDM industry. Loris and Quentin met in the south of France in the late 2000s, and since then, they’ve proven their mastery in a handful of House subgenres. They initially produced really mellow pieces, and since their Rwanda EP in 2021, they’ve seen a shift towards more danceable House, all without leaving the emotions behind.

Altitude‘ is the lead track of their three-tracker released on the prestigious Cercle Records, an EP of the same name. Characterised by melodic arpeggios and a subtle nod to Melodic Techno with hypnotising atmospheres and soothing textures, the track — and its companions — are sure to delight and melt even the coldest of hearts.

Myles O’Neal feat. Hadar Adora – Revival

Genre: Dance Pop, Deep House

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DJ and producer Myles O’Neal has made waves since very early on in his career, since he’s Shaquille O’Neal’s son. But that’s far from being his only accomplishment. Recently, he contacted Hadar Adora to collaborate on a track called ‘Revival‘. And what a track it is.

Blending several layers of underground Deep House with a Pop vocal, a walking bassline, and a punchy kick, the final product of ‘Revival’ packs energy, at the very least. It also packs the potential to revive a crowd, musicalise a fashion parade, or whatever you can think of: the track truly works in many environments.

Tiësto & R3HAB – Run Free (Countdown)

Genre: Electro House, Big Room

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What happens when two giants collide? Well, this. Both hailing from The Netherlands, Tiësto and R3HAB figured it was a good idea to come together on a catchy EDM piece. They call it ‘Run Free (Countdown)‘, and if you’re one of those who attend festivals quite a bunch, it will sound really familiar to you, as they’ve played this song over fifty times so far!

Driving beats, Big Room scent, and vocals ready to hook an entire acre’s worth of people with their hands up, ‘Run Free (Countdown)’ proved to be among the strongest unreleased anthems of the summer — and aims to be next summer’s too.

Yannick Mueller – Varatan

Genre: Progressive House, Melodic Techno

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If there’s something that characterises the essence of Yannick Mueller, is going against the current. From his scholar years, that sense of lack of definition has driven the project forward. He’s now one of the stronger faces of Techno in Switzerland, and has travelled the world showcasing his craft.

Varatan‘ is a song that blends a handful of styles, including, but not limited to, Progressive House, Afro House, Organic House, and Melodic Techno. With a catchy warm bassline and Afterlife-esque synths every now and then, plus the ethnic vocals on top, ‘Varatan’ is sure to entertain, and give a healthy dose of groove with every beat.

The Legend Ramon feat. Ava Wild – Me & You

Genre: Drum and Bass, Electro Pop

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Originally from Barbados, The Legend Ramon is now based out of Edmonton, Canada. With music always present in his life — even at university — his eventual bond with the art was bound to happen sooner or later. He now presents a journey of cultures in each and every song of his.

Me & You‘ is a lighthearted Drum and Bass single, with vocals from the talented Ava Wild. Catchy and easy to follow, this track stays in your subconscious for a while, and you’ll find yourself singing the “lalala” parts over and over again.


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John Summit Teases New Track In The Studio With Hayla

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Great news for feral John Summit fans. He just recently posted on his Instagram that he is cooking up a new track with singer Hayla. The post shows them both in the studio recording the track. In addition, the Miami based DJ teased us with an excerpt of the song. The track holds a powerful Trance/Progressive sound including Hayla’s imperial vocals. As of now, the song will be called ‘Shiver’, unless they change the title before it’s official release.

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Where You Are

This will be the second collaboration between the two artists, just after their hit ‘Where You Are’ which became one of the most played songs this summer. It has remixes of some of the industry’s biggest names like Zedd, Griz, and my personal favorite remix by Gorgon city. We can’t wait to hear their upcoming collaboration so we can dance til we drop into the abyss.

Hayla’s Climb

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The Liverpool native has had a beautiful rise in the EDM scene . Kx5’s ‘Escape’ is a statement of her talent and is now part of a Grammy nominated album. This has elevated her status and has inspired her for more and more. Her latest single ‘Fall Again’, is a statement of her ability as a songwriter and the fact she does not need only to collaborate with the biggest names in the industry to be a big name herself.

John’s Summit

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The Chicago native keeps getting better and better. Just recently, he became the only DJ to be a part of Forbes 30 under 30 list. This is a claim to his power as a producer and the amount of love he has garnered in the most recent years. He has been headlining some of the biggest festivals in the World and he now runs his own record label Experts Only. Currently he is beginning a new residency in the new Las Vegas LIV nightclub, in the new Fountainbleu Hotel. What can’t he do?

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[INTERVIEW] Pozzi And Zander From Mojave Grey Introduce ‘Ride the Fire’

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Step into the world of Mojave Grey, Zander Bleck, and Pozzi as they take us on a mesmerizing journey through the creation of their latest masterpiece, ‘Ride the Fire‘. In this exclusive interview, we delve deep into the spiritual background of the song, uncovering the hidden layers of meaning and inspiration that make it a true musical gem. But that’s not all – we also get a sneak peek into their exciting new projects for 2024, leaving us eagerly anticipating what this talented duo has in store for us next. Listen to ‘Ride the Fire’ at the end of this interview.

EDMTunes: Hello Everyone! This is Oscar Yerushalmi from EDMTunes. Today we are with Zander and Pozzi. Better known as Mojave Gray. Guys, how are you today?

Mojave Grey: We are great Oscar. – Thanks for having us. – Thanks for having us, yeah.

EDMTunes: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us about the release of your new song ‘Ride the Fire’. You guys describe this song as a sonic odyssey, this already sounds fascinating to me. But would you mind explaining to our audience what you guys mean when you say so, and what is the spiritual background behind this song?

Mojave Grey: Yeah, so this song has a lot of meaning for us and it kind of, it’s a little bit more like we approach the song as a soundscape more than normal, a typical song per se. It evolved a lot live. So we had kind of written the initial aspects of the song and we just kept adjusting and evolving the song as time went on in response to how the audience was reacting. We wanted to create, sort of like a mood more than ever before. The song, we wrote it based on a pretty powerful experience that we went through, and yeah, we just wanted it to be sonically aligned with that, and I think we accomplished that.

EDMTunes: Okay Pozzi, do you have some words about these?

Mojave Grey: Yeah. just talking to you now touching on the spiritual element of it. Zander and I have been sort of exploring our spirituality this year and trying to implement those experiences into the music, more and more each time. This song I would say we went a little bit further down the rabbit hole more than what we normally do. And so I think that’s a pairing. I think we tried to capture, as Zander said, an energy and overall feeling. I think we got it there eventually.

EDMTunes: While reading about the song, I noticed there is a Shaman involved in it, and it seems it’s been an experience that led you guys speechless. How relevant or how much did this Shaman influence the creative process of this track?

Mojave Grey: Tremendously. More or less she just said the phrase “ride the fire” and almost as soon as she said it we both looked at each other and were like, “well that’s the name“. It was truly a beautiful moment. We were almost in a very anxious state. We were both so far out of our comfort zones. And basically what she was describing was that anxiety and that fear that was creeping up on us. And like, she created, almost this imagery that we were in a room with a locked door with some kind of energy, this fire, this woman, this goddess, behind that door, and she was pounding at it while we were so nervously holding the door shut. And she’s like, she just wants to come in. She just wants to play with you. She wants to invite the fire in, ride the fire. As soon as she said that, I was taking it back, we both were in awe of how powerful that message was. We were one with that thought of allowing that fear in and facing it head-on, and that just was such a vivid metaphor and point that just, I mean, the song almost wrote itself.

EDMTunes: And besides the name and this experience you describe, what else do you think that the Shaman added to the song?

Mojave Grey: I mean, it was definitely something we had never experienced before, going through such an intentional, psychedelic journey. I think, we just wouldn’t have had the name, nor the vibe of the track. I think it really affected us as a group. And I think this song represents a little bit of a pivot in how we want our music to be perceived, that is, a little bit more on the experiential level. On top of just writing really great Dance and Pop songs, we want to create a mood. You know, we’re based in the desert here. I feel like we wanted to incorporate these types of experiences, this nature that we’re immersed in when we write these songs and just all of those elements into our music. And this song in particular feels like we kind of brought all three of those together. It features guitar in a really organic way and it has a little hypnotizing nature to it which is really what we were going for.

EDMTunes: I can see ‘Ride the Fire’ is a mix of a lot of different types of elements. From Zander’s vocals, Pozzi’s instruments, live music, Rock and Roll… How could you guys put all these pieces together that are so different at the same time, and deliver such a great song? Is this challenging at some point?

Mojave Grey: Yeah, it’s definitely challenging, but it’s also something that comes naturally to us because we’re both, you know, kind of in the classic sense, we’re songwriters and we’re real musicians and we play a lot of instruments. So we actually approach most of our songwriting from, like Zander or I will write something on piano or guitar. It happens that these lines themselves are really solid and then we start building something from them, and making them into what you hear. So we like to keep those organic elements as strong and prominent as possible, because they really represent who we are and what we’re bringing to the space that’s sort of different than most other people around. We also want all our songs to be able to be performed, you know, if it’s just posing on a piano or an acoustic guitar that we still can, you know, soak and translate the feel, whether it’s on the decks or just very intimate. We usually take that approach with a lot of those organic elements, and, as you were saying, it really shines through in this song.

EDMTunes: Okay guys so far, today we have the release of ‘Ride the Fire’. What else are we missing for the rest of 2023? What can we expect from Mojave Gray in 2024?

Mojave Grey: Yeah we’re just getting started, Oscar. We’re excited, we’re ambitious. We have our debut album coming out in the spring.
But regardless, we’re probably going to be releasing, I’d say, a song every five weeks up to the album and then after the album. But we have a pretty large body of work that we’re actually working on as we speak. You caught us kind of right in the middle of working on all these new songs and ideas and concepts. So I think we’ll have a very aggressive live schedule. Next week we’re in Miami for our Boswell, and the following week we’re in Mexico City. I think we’re going to start kind of accelerating that and getting this message of our desert Dance spirit, and we’re going to just keep getting that word out.

EDMTunes: Thank you for your time and answers. To close the interview, do you guys have any messages for our EDMTunes family?

Mojave Grey: Just to say hello, and we’re Mojave Grey. We’re so excited for you guys to take a step into our little desert world. To enjoy each other’s company very soon. Yeah, and thanks for welcoming into us and your community.

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About ‘Ride the Fire’

As the journey begins, the soundscape of ‘Ride The Fire’ unfolds gradually, drawing listeners into a realm of tranquility and anticipation. Zander’s magnetic vocals take center stage, their melodic allure beckoning the audience to delve further into the depths of the composition. As Pozzi’s electric guitar enters the fray, as the tempo reaches its peak, a hauntingly beautiful recording of shamanic chants emerges, infusing the track with a ceremonial essence. These ancient chants, which, as you would know by now from reading the interview, served as the inspiration for ‘Ride The Fire’. Listen HERE!

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Producer Discusses What One Million Spotify Streams Earned Him This Year

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Among many Spotify success stories and the debate on their royalties system going forward, German electronic musician Hainbach adds to the situation. Amidst the echoes of Taylor Swift’s staggering royalties, Hainbach steps forward, revealing the harsh truth of his one million Spotify streams in 2023. This revelation comes in a somber tone, as the composer discloses that his milestone translates to a mere £2,160 in royalties – $2,742.65 in today’s money. This is a sum that, while helpful, barely covers his utility bills. The chasm between Spotify’s glamorous facade and the financial struggles of experimental artists becomes starkly evident.

For Hainbach, the journey to the six-figure year comes primarily from just a few of his tracks. ‘The Guide‘, a 2020 release, hit over half of the sum with 560,000 plays, while ‘The Wooden‘, from his latest album Voice Magnetic, notched up 116,000 plays in only six months. Despite these accomplishments, the financial yield remains meager, echoing the struggle many artists face in the digital music landscape.

The Looming Silence

As Hainbach grapples with the modest returns from Spotify, a looming threat adds to the discord. Reports suggest that tracks accumulating less than 1,000 plays annually will face demonetization starting next year. This prospect raises concerns for lesser-known artists, hinting at a future where their creative output on Spotify may yield nothing in return. In this silence, the producer advocates for alternative avenues to sustain their craft.

“Bandcamp or coming to a live show is still the best way to support me and other artists.”


Final Thoughts

While the debate continues as to which is the best way to directly support artists for them to make a living out of what they love and are most passionate about, unless you’re already on top of the world and amassing an exorbitant cult of followers, audio streaming giant Spotify is certainly out of the question for the best lifeline for those who we value for their contribution to music.

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