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EDMTunes New Music Friday – Week 4 (Part One)

Nicky Romero x Jaimes x Deniz Koyu Tomorrow Comes

Listen to the most flavour-packed tracks we discovered this week.

We’re back on our compilations! 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.

Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu & Jaimes – Tomorrow Comes

Genre: Progressive House, Big Room

Nicky Romero x Jaimes x Deniz Koyu Tomorrow Comes 1

A collaboration of cosmic proportions is the one in charge of opening the 2024 season of New Music Fridays here at EDMT. Dance legends Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu meet the powerful voice of Jaimes for a stunning composition.

Tomorrow Comes‘ is pure Progressive House bliss. You know Romero’s sound by now. Pair that melody with Koyu’s groove and you’ve got yourself a very interesting and uplifting piece. Honestly, it couldn’t be any other way with such masters at work.

FLOYD WEST22 – QUEEN OF HEARTS

Genre: Tech House

FLOYD WEST22 QUEEN OF HEARTS Radio Edit

Coming your way from Eastside Long Beach is DJ and producer FLOYD WEST22, a talent who is rising fast like the foam on a badly poured beer. Unlike said beer, though, FLOYD’s rise is pretty tasty. Making beats with the heart of Tech House but the energy of harder-hitting genres, this one is one to watch closely.

QUEEN OF HEARTS‘ is FLOYD’s latest journey. Contrasting crowded segments with silence, and pairing dry percussion with tremolo’d vocals, you’d better be ready to try and digest the amount of groove this track contains. Quite the track if you ask us.

Emi Galvan & DJ Zombi – Train Affair

Genre: Organic House

Emi Galvan x DJ Zombi Train Affair

Songuara, an Organic House record label which saw quite the jump in the charts throughout 2023, is kicking off 2024 with a proper bang. This time, two continents come together, for Emi Galvan & DJ Zombi joined forces for the Frequency Shift EP.

Train Affair‘ is side B of the EP, and to say it’s savoury would be a tremendous understatement. Hypnotic arpeggios, ever-evolving sounds, and spacial textures meet the crispiest percussion to achieve an overall state only properly crafted Organic House can lead you to.

Gigamesh – Holding On

Genre: Chicago House, Old-School House

Gigamesh Holding On

Warning, you may be teleported all the way to the 1970s Disco era with this gem! Based in the City of Angels, Matt Masurka, known in the business as Gigamesh, has built quite the career for years now. Having worked on a variety of Billboard 100 singles plus an extensive discography, his creativity knows no bounds.

Holding On‘ instantly caught our eye, and our ear. It’s a track that proves old is gold, by using a plethora of vintage, Disco-inspired sounds over a Chicago House base. From funky guitar tapping to the most thematic vocal possible — raspy and everything —, you won’t want to pause the song once you’ve hit ‘Play’.

Daniel Kick – Hit Me Up

Genre: Future Garage

Daniel Kick Hit Me Up

Daniel Kick is, for certain, a force to be reckoned with. With little following on socials yet an incredible sound quality, we’re certain 2024 will be his year. Born in Ukraine and currently residing in Poland, Kick usually delivers Bass House bangers. Not this time, though: he’s crafted something quite touching we wanted to share.

Hit Me Up‘ is not any ordinary song; it’s an ethereal, airy, futuristic walk in the park. Birds meet smooth leads, neverending chords will soothe your mind, and, to top it all, the drops are gentle but fast-paced, and remind us of a certain guy whose name ends with again

Yannick Mueller – Not Enough

Genre: Organic House, Deep House

Yannick Mueller Not Enough

We called it before! If there’s something that characterises the essence of Yannick Mueller, is going against the current. Innovating is his strongest feature, and he makes sure to let that be known. Today, for instance, he’s not coming with a Melodic Techno piece like last time.

Coming in hot with a brand-new Organic House track, Mueller is exploring yet another dimension of sound through a hybrid product of the catchy percussion of said genre and the essence of Deep House, resulting in a warm, soft, yet dynamic tune. Lovely!

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This architect is cutting up materials to make them stronger and lighter

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As a child, Emily Baker loved to make paper versions of things: cameras, a spaceship cockpit, buildings for a town in outer space.

It was a habit that stuck. Years later, studying architecture in graduate school at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, she was playing around with some paper and scissors. It was 2010, and the school was about to buy a CNC plasma cutter, a computer-controlled machine capable of cutting lines into sheets of steel. As she thought about how she might experiment with it, she made a striking discovery.

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To develop Spin-Valence, a novel structural system, Emily Baker
created prototypes by making cuts and folds in sheets of paper before
shifting to digitally cut steel.

By making a series of cuts and folds in a sheet of paper, Baker found she could produce two planes connected by a complex set of thin strips. Without the need for any adhesive like glue or tape, this pattern created a surface that was thick but lightweight. Baker named her creation Spin-Valence. Structural tests later showed that an individual tile made this way, and rendered in steel, can bear more than a thousand times its own weight.

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Baker in her fabrication
lab at the University of Arkansas.BROOKE BIERHAUS

In chemistry, spin valence is a theory dealing with molecular behavior. Baker didn’t know of the existing term when she named her own invention—“It was a total accident,” she says. But diagrams related to chemical spin valence theory, she says, do “seem to have a network of patterns that are very similar to the tilings I’m working with.”

Soon, Baker began experimenting with linking individual tiles together to produce a larger plane. There are perhaps thousands of geometric cutting patterns that can create these multiplane structures, and she has so far discovered only some of them. Certain patterns are stronger than others, and some are better at making curved planes.

Baker uses software to explore each pattern type but continues to work with cut paper to model possibilities. The Form Finding Lab at Princeton is now testing various tiles under tension and compression loads, and the results have already proved incredibly strong.

Baker is also exploring ways to use Spin-Valence in architecture and design. She envisions using the technique to make shelters or bridges that are easier to transport and assemble following a natural disaster, or to create lightweight structures that could be packed with supplies for missions to outer space. (Closer to home, her mother has begun passing along ideas to her quilting group; the designs bear a strong resemblance to quilt patterns.)

“What I find most exciting about the system is the way it adds stiffness to something that was previously very flexible,” says Isabel Moreira de Oliveira, a PhD candidate in civil engineering at Princeton, who is writing her dissertation on Spin-Valence and testing which shapes work best for specific applications. “It entirely changes the behavior of something without adding material to it.” Plus, she adds, “you can ship this flat. The assembly information is embedded in how it’s cut.” This could help reduce transportation costs and lower carbon emissions generated from

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More Than Ever, the Medium Is the Message


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You were dumped in two different ways, by text and in person. Although similar sentiments may have been expressed in both cases, the context will likely change your feelings and how you remember the relationship.

This example begins getting at what media philosopher Marshall McLuhan intended when he said, “The medium IS the message.”

We usually think of content when we consider the message in a communication. McLuhan, however, argued that the character of a communication can be just as important as its content. It is not what’s said but how it is said that matters. The medium can be as influential as the message itself.

A message’s character can change minds as easily as its content. McLuhan defined a medium’s message as “a change of scale, pace, or pattern” that it introduces into human affairs. The nature of communication media changes how we think, act, and behave, with second- and third-order social, psychological, religious, and other effects. We often consider communication technology to be neutral. However, this is not the case. It has a profound impact on individual psyches as well as collective culture.

It makes sense, when you consider how digital communication, which is often in the form of small, varied nuggets, that are always on, has fragmented our attention spans, and changed the pace and pattern of our habits. Social media doesn’t say “Don’t spend as much time reading” or “Be distracted while talking to someone.” But the medium conveys that message and we’ve absorbed it.

Modern media are characterized by a rapid-fire, shortened format that affects our rhythms in both the real world and the cognitive one. It also impacts the importance we give to its content.

Neil Postman, media theorist, noted in Amusing Ourselves To Death that the average length of a news story was 45 seconds. He also observed that while brevity doesn’t always imply triviality, it does in this instance. In order to convey the seriousness of an event, its implications cannot be exhausted in under one minute. Similarly, we subconsciously feel that anything that is conveyed through a 60 second TikTok or short tweet must not be very important.

But arguably the most significance-draining aspect of the medium of modern media is the way that each piece of context-less content is sandwiched between other context-less and entirely unconnected pieces of content.

Postman claimed that the phrase “now…this” is one of the most frightening phrases in the English language. Postman was referring again to news broadcasts and how the phrase allows the newscasters abruptly switch between two stories that are completely unrelated, such as “The missile attack killed over 100 civilians.” Now, this. “A koala was born in the zoo!”

Postman said that “the phrase is meant to acknowledge the fact the the world as it is depicted by the accelerated electronic media is devoid of meaning or order and should not be taken seriously.”

In the modern age, this “now…this” phenomenon is only intensifying. You scroll through your social media feed and see a video of a funny sports accident, then someone cooking nachos, someone explaining a Bible passage, someone exercising, someone giving relationship advice, and finally a car wreck.

Social media, because it presents these things all on the same plane, gives them equal importance. There is a great flattening. The loftier content doesn’t rise to the level of the baser, but the baser is brought to the loftier. All content feels as though it is of equal weight. . . Then, everything starts to seem trivial. All things start to appear trivial. All things start to seem the same.

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