Music Monday: Tom Ferry, The Rocket Summer, Surfaces, KYOSi, Jessica Audiffred & Crizzly, and The Lumineers

Tom Ferry and Clear Six’s production talents have teamed up with songbird Hayley May for “Nobody But You,” the latest vocal house masterpiece from Tritonal’s Enhanced Music camp. Liverpool-based artist Tom Ferry has quickly cascaded from a small bedroom producer to a front runner in UK house and garage. With notable releases on Armada Music, Ultra Music and now Enhanced, the producer is quickly establishing himself as a house music mainstay. 

Clear Six is also making waves in the scene – with diverse support from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Tiesto, Judge Jules, MK, Bob Sinclar, Oliver Heldens, Aeroplane, and Martin Garrix. His infectious brand of feel-good dance music seamlessly blends elements of pop, classic house, disco and other strains of electronic sounds. 

 

The Rocket Summer’s “mastermind (Billboard),” multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer, Bryce Avary, shares his new single, “Blankets.” The track is the fourth single from the new album, Sweet Shivers.

The synth-heavy song envelops the listener in a concept of surrender that all of us can relate to and embodies the struggle of trying to stay alive amidst the harsh realities of life. Avary’s lyrics show that finding the everyday beauty within the world really helps the process: “speakers on, cruise the streets, by your side, fantasy. windows down, let the air, fill your lungs, mess your hair.” He also suggests that there is power in numbers and that we’re not in this alone: “stay alive with me, blankets over my eyes I too can’t see.”

 

Texas-bred duo Surfaces are back with another summer banger titled “Keep It Gold,” an anthem about keeping things positive and rocksteady. Complete with an epic saxophone climax, the track is tinged with both reggae and 80s influence, perfect for rounding out summer parties and Labor Day playlists. “Keep It Gold” is the first new music from their forthcoming unreleased project.

Surfaces share of the song, “With ‘Keep It Gold’ we wanted to capture the feeling of adventure. A forward movement towards new experiences not only physically but mentally and spiritually. Better days are always up ahead. We aren’t saying bad things won’t happen…they will…but don’t let them stop you from getting to where you need to be.”

 

KYOSi presents her impassioned new EP, Negative Space. The three-track release is a blend of ethereal pop, folk, and nods to jazz. Negative Space takes listeners on a journey through grief and anger by exploring themes ranging from class politics, race and gender issues, to the coercion of capitalism. The EP serves as a political commentary on the current administration and the injustices being faced nationwide. Negative Space attracted tastemaker blogs, including Run the Trap, EARMILK, Impose Magazine, Substream Magazine, The Deli, Punchland, Wonky Sensitive, and more. She also received international recognition, taking her performances to Berlin, Prague and back to Brooklyn.

Born from a series of dreams, the name KYOSi represents a character fascinated by sound, math, symmetry, beauty, wonder, and color. Shows meander between verse and chorus style future-pop to deep, floor-opening doomsday bass, sampled laughter, pointed political criticism and experimental sampled sounds.

 

Circus’ queen of cool Jessica Audiffred is on the collab with SliceGang leader Crizzly, as the two join forces on ‘This Ends Now’ on Circus Records. The driving force behind Mexico’s bass scene, Jessica Audiffred’s recent releases for the label such as; Like What The F, Wasted, and Ghost Valley have served to help establish her as a prominent producer in her home nation, and beyond.

Serving up his brand of hip-hop inspired hard bass, Crunkstep creator and Texan pizza fiend Crizzly whips crowds into Project X style frenzies with his chest rattling party wubs, he’s worthy of throwing down with the best of them.

 

The Lumineers will celebrate “III” with an epic headline tour set to visit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning January 31, 2020, at Asheville, NC’s U.S. Cellular Center and then traveling into early summer. Support on multiple dates throughout the tour comes from Mt. Joy. Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit thelumineers.com/tour-dates.

“Gloria” has already proven a landmark release for The Lumineers, earning critical acclaim while topping the charts at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including “Americana,” “Adult Alternative,” and “Alternative,” spending six consecutive weeks at #1 on the latter chart. In addition, the band marked the release of “Gloria” with performances of the song on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Lumineers returned to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 17.

 

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