Music Monday: Curbi, WAVEDASH, Mat Zo, MKTO, and JP Saxe

English producer Curbi brings wobbly basslines and hypercharged energy to Dim Mak, via his electro bass house fusion “Whip It.”

Since signing to Spinnin’ Records and MusicAllStars at age sixteen, nineteen-year-old Curbi has become one of the most exciting young artists to watch in dance music. His originals singles (“Shinai,” “51”) and collaborations (“Hoohah” with Fox Stevenson, “Let’s Go” with Lucas & Steve and Mike Williams) have racked up millions of on-demand streams.

 

 NGHTMRE has had an exceptional year. From demonstrating a diverse sound and exhilarating solo releases and collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Ghastly, Dillon Francis among others, to remixing the likes of Fat Joe and DJ Snake, to having his Hakkasan Las Vegas residency, to playing sold-out, headline shows all over the world (Lollapalooza in Chicago, Paris, Berlin; EDC in Las Vegas, Orlando, Mexico; Electric Zoo; Mysteryland; Creamfields; Amnesia Ibiza, Space Ibiza, Cream Ibiza; Shambhala; Middlelands; Coachella; Zouk; Ultra Music Festival; Holy Ship!, Tomorrowland).

SLANDER is known for their massive collaboration with NGHTMRE dubbed “Gud Vibrations” – a name that the producers have also used for their recently launched co-owned record label. The LA-based duo has recently released two notable tracks with vastly different sounds: “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria and “You Don’t Even Know Me” with RIOT. SLANDER is in the midst of headlining their “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour, hitting major cities like Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, and Chicago and taking over festivals like Ultra Mexico and Holy Ship 12.0.

 

Mr. Damage Control is back. Responsible for one of the labels iconic albums and countless catalog classics including ‘Easy’, ‘Superman’ and ‘Rebound’, Mat Zo returns home to Anjunabeats with the ‘No Words’ EP.

One of the most innovative artists over the labels 18 years, Zo joined the Anjuna family at the age of 17. A series of revolutionary releases followed, rewriting the rulebook on trance sound design and groove. While the BPM decreased, there was a tenacity and energy to the likes of ‘Synapse Dynamics’ and ‘The Lost’ that felt timeless. As dance music was given a festival flavor, Mat was at the forefront with the likes of ‘Superman’ and ‘Rebound’ (alongside Arty).

 

Multiplatinum duo MKTOMalcolm Kelley and Tony Oller – has released the remix of their addictive single, “How Can I Forget,” via Crooked Paintings/BMG.

The release of “How Can I Forget” kicked off the newest chapter for MKTO and has garnered over 15 million global streams with its bright guitar melody and finger-snaps fused with the duo’s signature pop and R&B charisma. Watch the Westworld-influenced video below.

 

R&B leaning, lyric obsessed singer/songwriter from Toronto, JP Saxe is thrilled to share his new music, Both Can Be True: Part 1, that consists of the singles,  “25 in Barcelona” and “Blurry.” The songs have been added to Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple’s Best Of the Week.

JP says, “Both of these songs are about connecting to you. One where it was awesome and one where it wasn’t. One a couple of years ago in your bedroom — in love, lost in you, and disconnected from everything else. One a month after we broke up, halfway around the world the day after my birthday.”

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