Music Monday: Junaco, Not Your Dope, DNMO, FRENSHIP, Big Voyage, Brux, and Tritonal

Junaco is the foundation of Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa. Born in the unincorporated mountain town on the outskirts coastal Northern California, the duo found an escape from musical conventions.

Fleeing the rituals of rushing through songs, away from the nonsense of worrying, a budding partnership was found based equally on half-parts progression and melody. Mellow bursts of epiphany and pleas of gentle seduction give way to driving grooves in Junaco’s music, leaving the immediate fan with a delicate, instantly familiar and completely unassailable batch of songs.

 

Not Your Dope takes listeners on a spontaneous journey via the vocal dance track “Lost In The City.” The single is backed with “Holding On” a soulful drum and bass arrangement featuring Leo The Kind.

Following the release of his first EP 21, German producer Not Your Dope is back with another set of uplifting tracks. “Lost in The City” and “Holding On” take listeners on a trip through electronic waves of playful beats and vocals that showcase this young producer’s many talents. Known for his diverse range of sound design, Not Your Dope plays on his melodic side with this release.

 

British artist DNMO releases the new single, “Sick of You.” The 17-year-old talented producer has teamed up with Sub Urban (they’ve already released twice in the past) and the track is out now via Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats label as a part of DNMO’s EP (which will be out later in 2019). With its capricious nature, “Sick of You” is a distorted take on the typical teenage love stories.

 

Platinum-selling duo FRENSHIP – James Sunderland and Brett Hite – just dropped their music video for new single “Wanted A Name” feat. Yoke Lore – and it’s unexpected in the best way possible. The video features acclaimed actress Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place, Wonderstruck), who is deaf, delivering an emotionally powerful performance of the song in American Sign Language (ASL).

Millicent’s presence is spellbinding against the serene, expansive natural setting, as she captures the song’s soaring melody and rousing energy with ASL. “Wanted A Name” feat. Yoke Lore is the first taste of FRENSHIP’s forthcoming album (Counter Records – part of the Ninja Tune family).

 

Big Voyage returns to Circus Records delivering new single ‘Purple Boots.’ The follow up to ‘Jellyfish Bloom Suite’ this track bears a resemblance to works by lilac clad legend the late Prince, whilst also pulling in some of Big Voyage’s trademark orchestral bass sound.

The Brooklyner’s musicality has earned him plaudits from across the industry including a collaboration with fan and label boss Flux Pavilion on ‘Shoot Me’ feat. JakkCity. ‘Purple Boots’ is a brazenly unique and cinematic work you can get truly lost in.

 

Enchanting vocals and uplifting chords rise above deep house undertones on BRUX’s soul-captivating single “Belong.”

Emerging in 2018 with a pair of knock-out releases (“Paper Boy” and “I’m Back”) on Dim Mak, BRUX bewitched fans across the globe with mysterious dance music inspired by the supernatural. Experimenting with hyper-processed vocal samples, analog synths, and advanced production techniques, BRUX created a unique sonic palate.

 

Tritonal is on a fast track to take 2019 by storm — with their full-length album U & ME on the way this spring, the duo is currently in the midst of their massive national tour. Today they share their newest single “Hard Pass,” a track featuring Tritonal’s signature progressive-pop sound and highlighted by Ryann’s touching, euphoric vocals.   

The release of “Hard Pass” follows Tritonal and Kapera’s collaboration “Easy,” which also features Ryann on the vocals. Dance music fans can recognize Ryann’s beautiful vocals from her past collaborations with the likes of The Chainsmokers, 3LAU, Yellowclaw, NERVO and more.

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