Music Monday: SNAILS & Kompany, The Weeks, 3LAU, Bok Nero & Shizz Lo, Sofia Carson & R3HAB, and shYbeast

After having smashed a remix for SNAILS’ song “To The Grave”, Kompany is now collaborating with SNAILS himself for “System Overload,” featuring Virus Syndicate – out now on Slugz Music. The track is a perfect mix of both Kompany & SNAILS’ top-notch production skills and sound design and has been a crowd favorite on the current World of Slime Tour.

In additional exciting news from the vomitstep creator, SNAILS also just revealed he’s releasing his World of Slime EP on December 18. The EP features “System Overload” as well as new collaborations with Barely Alive, Carbin and Wooli. 

 

The Weeks’ new single “Alive Right Now” is out now. Samuel Williams, guitarist, and vocalist in the band says, “This song is about trying to find any positive in a world that feels like it’s crumbling all around you. I remember when David Bowie died, my first thought was, “How lucky am I to have lived in the same time frame as Bowie?” This song is about the reality of exactly how lucky we are to be on this planet, breathing this air, creating the art we want.”

Raucous Mississippi rock combo The Weeks got its start in 2006 while all four members were still in high school. Staffed by twin brothers Cyle (lead vocals) and Cain Barnes (Drums), Samuel Williams (guitar, vocals), and Damien Bone (bass), they released their debut album, Comeback Cadillac, in 2008. Their swaggering, sludgy, and slightly southern indie rock was further expanded with the release of five total albums including four studio albums and one live project.

 

On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Anjunabeats is proud to welcome another trailblazing artist to its ever-growing label family, Justin Blau, a.k.a. 3LAU. Sharing the same indie-spirited nature as label founders Above & Beyond, 3LAU has become one of the most recognizable artists in the global dance scene, reworking some of the biggest artists in pop music and headlining international festival brands including EDC, Ultra and Electric Zoo.

3LAU’s Anjunabeats debut ’Tokyo’ has plenty of hallmarks from label classics; a spirited vocal courtesy of Sydney musician XIRA, a story of love and longing spanning across the globe and a rolling dance floor energy.

 

Spanning darker interpretations of drum ‘n’ bass, hard dance, and trap, Bok Nero & Shizz Lo’s explosive “Hood Anthem” gets reworked via a brand new remix package featuring the likes of Styles&Complete & PuroWuan, KAYVIAN, Blvk Sheep and Hopsteady.

Since debuting “Hood Anthem” in August, the track has become a breakout single for both Bok Nero and Shizz Lo, solidifying strong support from Spotify via playlist placement in Beast Mode and Hype. The duo spent the fall performing the track in cities around the world, including Amsterdam (Dim Mak ADE), Baltimore (Fright Night), Milwaukee (ilLÜMinate MKE) and their hometown of Philadelphia, when they opened up for Yellow Claw last month at NOTO.

 

R3HAB is back with a new single, hot on the heels of “Flames” release with Zayn Malik. This time he teamed up with Sofia Carson for “I Luv U.” After “Flames” with ZAYN, it’s R3HAB’s another venture into the pop world, and the result is excellent. It’s R3HAB & Sofia Carson’s 2nd collaboration (1st one was “Rumors” in 2018).

R3HAB’s debut album “Trouble” marked a major breakthrough for the Dutch native upon its release in the fall of 2017. Released independently, the LP has gained over a half-billion streams globally to date. Singles “I Just Can’t”, “Trouble” and “Icarus” attracted global attention and coverage upon their release and serve as proof of R3HAB’s ability to adopt a more elegant, pop-driven sound.

 

I See Stars front-man Devin Oliver shows off a more vulnerable and sultry side of his artistry with his solo electronic project shYbeast, and the new single “no 1 else.”

Although shYbeast has written and sang all his vocals on previous releases – “Cruel Love” and “Do You Mind” – this is the first release showing off his production, and his full vision for the project musically. Combining diverging elements of Oliver’s rock/electronic band background, lighter indie-rock vocals, and a beautiful electronic melody that switches gears into a drumstep-esque drop, “no 1 else” is an emotional single that bridges dance and rock.

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