After three groundbreaking albums as Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler – the driving force behind the retro-futurist House kingpins – releases his debut solo EP on February 23rd.
The EP features two tracks and is released on mr.intl – Butler’s own label. Leading with “You Can Shine” – hard-hitting Techno-Soul and showcasing the impassioned vocals of rising NYC star Richard Kennedy, it’s backed with Personality Track, a whiplashing techy instrumental pounder.
Hercules has a collaborative, collective approach, Andy explains, “People who enjoy Hercules anticipate uplifting, vocal-orientated, disco-influenced music, something nuanced and quite musical, a proper listening experience. ‘Shine’ goes for a more direct approach, a stomping, uplifting club 12″ but it’s me, isn’t it, so it will still have something of Hercules about it.”
‘You Can Shine’ follows an incredible year for Hercules & Love Affair. Do not forget that ‘The Feast of the Broken Heart’ was chosen by Electro WOW as the best of album of 2014. It was released to exceptional global critical acclaim and the collective embarked on an extensive worldwide tour. A tougher, more electronic body of work than its predecessors, ‘The Feast Of The Broken Heart’ hinted at the direction in which Andy’s solo material was heading.
Apollo Xo Unveils New Masterpiece “Haunted” Via Bang This
Apollo Xo is here with a new impressive banger “Haunted.” The Chicago-based DJ and music producer is ready to unveil this masterpiece via Bang This.
His mighty signature sound and style that blends elements from a wide arrange of musical genres, cited as influences, doesn’t stick to only one style but merges them all creating a powerful and unique sound that shouldn’t be missed.
With important milestones in the recent past, like sharing the stage with leading names in the Electronic music world like DJ Snake, Diplo, and Kaskade; as well as, performing at top-tier clubs around the US, this DJ shows no signs of slowing down, introducing new hard-hitting bangers and spectacular performances.
“Haunted” starts off with an uplifting vocal melody and synth line, growling underlying bass lines, and a powerful shuffled beat; it’s safe to say this track showcases Apollo Xo’s sound to the core.
The big staggering synths in the release join the mysterious vibes of the filtered pads and sonic elements that build the soundscape, creating a powerful sound, as this Deep House journey moves along maintaining its mysterious nature but hitting hard and providing an unmissable listening experience.
The final intense release lights up the party, as the nostalgic vocals and its infectious melody guide the track home.
Apollo Xo’s release schedule surely promises more smashing hits that will keep his name high on the list of DJs to follow.
Make sure to stay up to date with Apollo Xo’s releases and live performances, which continue to display his talent and skills.
“Haunted” is out now via Bang This and available in all major online stores and streaming platforms.
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Momento Finds Some Musical Inspiration In Ibiza — ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ EP
Momento is a fresh new duo formed by two up & coming Australian producers. Formed over a few late nights and early mornings in Ibiza, they bring outstanding productions inspired by the sights and sounds of the paradisiacal destination.
Momento brings this sound and showcases some of the world’s most scenic locations with a series of live sets featuring all their own original productions and amazing locations.
Their aptly named debut EP ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ encapsulates that sound and feel that makes The White Island such a special place. The first track of the EP is called “Dusk Till Dawn” and captures the sound of the sunset slowly fading into the sky. “The Light” is the next one that harnesses a more club-ready vibe you would experience when the sun sets and dawn approaches.
Some of the biggest international names in the House/Techno scene are already supporting this EP and it won’t be long before you hear more from the duo. ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ was released on 43 Degrees Records on April 28th and is available on Beatport, Traxsource & Spotify.
To follow their musical journey through some of the world’s most scenic locations check out their YouTube channel.
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Life Is Better With Deep House, Hear Chris Padin’s “Losing My Mind”
Chris Padin is responsible for an ear-catching production thanks to his collaboration with Georgia Rose. Check out “Losing My Mind,” the Deep House rhythm and beat all work in tandem to get you through a bad day.
Certainly, dance music is a powerful remedy for a better life. It continues to invigorate souls dealing with stress.
As proof, “Losing My Mind” is a perfect track you won’t want to miss due to the powerful, diva-esque vocals and its great groove that recalls classic hits. In fact, the New York-based DJ/producer is accustomed to creating dancefloor killers.
Almost every masterpiece under his command finds its way into breaking records. Previous singles like “Hold Me Closer” and “Alpha” have amassed half a million streams in a short period of time.
On the other hand, coincidence or not, the lyrics enter in tune with Valentine’s Day in a passionate form. Clearly, “Losing My Mind” talks about those feelings when you’re magnetically attracted to someone.
Be ready to be musically possessed when the hard-hitting four-on-the-floor formula drops in the club. Harmonies and basslines are very pleasing to the more mature and refined house ear as well.
By next March, Chris Padin will bring you more delicious deep jams via Kibbutz Records and Ensis Records. Stay tuned!