Music Monday: Party Pupils, Franky Nuts, Damey, Spag Heddy, Mat Zo, and Above & Beyond

Future funk duo Party Pupils (MAX + Suave Yung Blanc) link up with Gary Go (of Benny Benassi “Cinema” fame) to deliver “West Coast Tears,” a bittersweet bop for when the Hollywood glitz fades into the sunset.

Since coming together in 2016, Party Pupils have developed a reputation for crafting unorthodox party jams, with “West Coast Tears” serving as the latest example. The single follows recent releases “The Plug (feat. Drelli)” and Louis Futon collaboration “One Two Things (feat. TOBi),” the latter of which saw the group use samples recorded on-the-spot inside an IKEA store.

 

Hot off the heels of his collab with bass juggernaut, Jauz, there’s no stopping Franky Nuts in 2020 as he continues his onslaught with another banger, “Time Is Running Out”, out now on Circus Records. 

The new track picks up from where “Give It Up”, his much-loved collab with Doctor P, left off and builds on his previous efforts. Once again showing that he is the most revered artist in the melodic dubstep scene, “Time Is Running Out” features catchy vocal top lines, and his signature, instantly recognizable lead bass sound.

 

There’s a lot of work happening in the Bay Area in Northern California. That means more music from stars on the rise like Damey. The Richmond native teamed up with Fillmoe Rocky for his newest single “Stunnn”.

The song doesn’t have the typical Bay Area sound to it but that doesn’t mean it’s not a banger. This is one single of many that’s dropped from Damey Music that we’re hoping to hear on his upcoming project “Single Father.”

 

From smashing out monstrous bass tunes to international tours, Spag Heddy has created a mega fan following around the world. Now, the Barcelona-based producer brings together his ruthless bangers for his new EP, The Armageddy, out on February 7 on SKisM’s Never Say Die. 

The Armageddy features a more refined bass sound from the producer, who said he’s evolved his sounds a bit for this EP. “Raise Ur Hands” is a polarizing track, packed with heavy wubs, but an unsuspecting melodic build-up. Following that, “Dojo” brings in elements of hardcore for its drop, creating an amalgamation of bass sounds. “Bass Goes Boom” is a top-notch dubstep work, and to round out the project is “Stupid-O” a relentless riddim-infused track. “Robot Song” is aptly named – a wubby track full of mechanical and game-like sounds. Spag Heddy is in the midst of his The Armageddy tour, with stops in Los Angeles, London, Denver, Chicago and more. Tickets and more information here

 

Last seen on the label with his ‘No Words EP’ in 2018, London-born producer Mat Zo has earned a reputation over his career as one of the most innovative minds in the electronic scene. Responsible for some timeless additions to the Anjunabeats discography – including his 2013 debut album ‘Damage Control’, and 2011’s collaboration with Arty ‘Rebound’ – Mat has never been one to be pinned down by the arbitrary confines of genre. From his beginnings on Anjunabeats, he’s gone on to conquer the worlds of drum & bass, ambient, electro and beyond.

 

Electronic trio Above & Beyond have shared details of “Acoustic III”, their upcoming acoustic album and live tour. The album is set for release this summer on the band’s Anjunabeats imprint and will be supported by a tour of some of the most prestigious concert venues in the UK and North America, including London’s Royal Albert Hall and The Alexandra Palace Theatre, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, plus the Greek Theatres in Los Angeles and Berkeley.

The tour culminates with a special performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 1, accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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