Music Monday: Audien & Arty, Getter & Eliozie, Rain Man, Tritonal, Alexa Melo, Mr Eazi, Play-N-Skillz

‘Hindsight’. ‘Kate’. ‘Wayfarer’. ‘Rebound’. Some of the iconic Anjunabeats tracks that have been penned by Nate Rathbun, Audien, and Artem Stolyarov, aka Arty. Pioneers of the progressive trance sound, ‘Never Letting Go’ sees these trailblazing talents collide for the first time; a dream collaboration becoming reality.

“It finally happened! It took us 3 years, a lot of turned down ideas, and a lot of sleepless nights, but we made it happen! Nate is an incredibly talented person, a great friend, and a great soul. It’s amazing to see how he has evolved as a producer since his remix of my track “Come Home.” Throughout the years we have shared the same passion about the music we make, we like, and we play in our sets. And that’s what we aimed to express in “Never Letting Go” – it’s emotional, hopeful, and uplifting. I really hope our fans will feel the same way because this song is made for them,” Arty says.

 

Getter has undoubtedly proved himself to be a man of many production talents. He dropped his highly praised, emotive VISCERAL album on deadmau5’s mau5trap label, which was a strong departure from his previous wonky dubstep signature sound. He’s also shared his Terror Reid project with the world — his abrasive rap alter-ego who sometimes takes over Getter’s personality and drops serious bars. And now he’s flexing his rap production prowess with his work on Eliozie’s Loose Cannon EP.

Loose Cannon is a perfect mixture of Eliozie’s aggressive yet articulate bars and Getter’s crisp rap beats. Earlier this month, Eliozie revealed the first piece of the Loose Cannon EP with “Villian,” and fans have been eagerly awaiting the complete work since then.

 

Rain Man returns to Dim Mak with the infectious new single “Take It Closer.”  Featuring an emotive vocal from Vikki Gilmore laid over a driving production, the song is highlighted by memorable guitar and woodwind flourishes.

“Take It Closer” is the latest showcase of Rain Man’s knack for crafting dynamic crossover anthems. As a member of renowned main stage staple, Krewella, he produced the group’s first Top 40 hit “Alive,” which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart and catapulted their debut studio album Get Wet (2013) to #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.

 

Tritonal are back on the scene with their newest crossover masterpiece “Gonna Be Alright,” featuring the multi-platinum and award-winning songwriter Mozella. Tritonal, who are some of dance music’s most prolific and diverse production duos, have injected their signature blissfully melodic sounds into this pop-leaning dance track. “Gonna Be Alright” is the second single off their upcoming 2019 album U & ME, and follows the release of “U Found Me.”

“Gonna Be Alright” shines a light on Tritonal’s immaculate pop-infused dance tracks, which they perfectly match with Mozella’s enthralling vocals. The track has a bright vibe and positive outlook within the lyrics and showcases the group’s musical connection with their fans as it signifies the underlying dialogue of unity and love.

 

Having just dropped her sophomore EP “Mute”, singer-songwriter ALEXA MELO has begun to take over the airwaves with the hit single, “Hollow”, with extensive airplay across the West Coast on stations including San Francisco’s ALT 105.3 and Los Angeles’ KCRW, KLOS, and KCSN, just to name a few. The single highlights MELO’s angst derived brand of ‘dark pop’ and has been released as a new music video.

 

Mr Eazi returns to level out and one-up the playing field with a meaty collection of Bankufied magic on Life is Eazi Vol. 2 – Lagos to London, his third and most accomplished studio offering. 

Recorded between the cities of Lagos and London, and in-between sell-out shows and chart-topping collaborations with the likes of US-based globetrotting sonic chemists Major Lazer, English drum-n-bass collective Rudimental, and mind-shifting singer/songwriters Raye, Mo and Anne-Marie, this follow-up to Life is Eazi Vol. 1 – Accra to Lagos is a crackling marker of a progressive, stellar career. The thirteen songs on this set are arranged such that the listener’s taken on an exclusive and trippy ride down coastal avenues and uptown highways.

 

Two-time GRAMMY-winning producer/DJ duo, Play-N-Skillz are ready to turn up the heat once again with the release of their new single, “Otra Copa” featuring Latin urban superstar, De La Ghetto and Colombian trap princess, Farina. The single which is being released under the duo’s label, Sony Latin/Latium Entertainment is available now across all digital streaming platforms.

Play-N-Skillz, have undoubtedly made 2018 their year to shine. With an impressive career spanning over a decade, brothers, Juan and Oscar Salinas continue to raise the bar, curating music that not only blurs genres but influences international audiences. Over the past few weeks, they have celebrated numerous major releases of songs they have produced for fellow artists such as CNCO & Prince Royce’s new single, “Llegaste Tu” which just surpassed 25 million views on YouTube since its release just 2 weeks ago. They also proudly produced the powerful song, “A Day Without A Mexican” by rapper Kap G, which features superstar producer/artist, Pharrell in the video.

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