Since the dawn of time, humans have strived to communicate the meaning of life, both with each other in the present and for those that would come after them; stories took the form of symbols and shrines, as evidenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs, Stonehenge, and countless other artifacts that remained long after their artists had left this Earth. Now, the enigmatic producer-idol entity has taken on the musical exploration of this ancient symbolic connection in his newest EP, “Monolith.” From the ominous opening of “Iconoclast” through the progressive waves of “Arp Makes Sphinx Purr” and the driving house aesthetic of “Desert Fire” to the eventual dark, soul-scraping synths of “Edifice,” BlackGummy serves as a sonic shepherd through a myriad of emotions. True to form, every nuance of “Monolith” is complex, challenging the status quo of both music and its interpretation. Released on Mau5trap, “Monolith” makes of a trifecta of BlackGummy’s previous – and equally intruiging – EPs, “Singularity” and “Impactor.”
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BlackGummy is neither person nor thing; it is an entity that was first born when Los Angeles-based producer Iman Marouf discovered BlackGummy during a trip to Asia and the Middle East. The man and the idol instantaneously became intertwined to the point that each was an extension of the other, and BlackGummy as we know him was created. The reclusive entity rarely leaves his home, where he produces long into the night, except on occasion to perform at venues for his legion of fans and to search the globe for additional clues as to BlackGummy’s origin. His most recent discovery was the Latin inscription “In perpetuum, salutem in omnibus locis; In omni loco, in omni tempore.” Rest assured, the search is not over, and thus neither is BlackGummy’s musical journey.
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Fei-Fei’s Acid Techno Banger “MY BODY IS GOD ON ACID” Is Out Now!
International DJ/producer and feminist powerhouse Fei-Fei is making her long-awaited return to her iconic project beginning with her new acid Techno single, “MY BODY IS GOD ON ACID.” Previously recognized in DJ Mag, LA Weekly, NYLON, Bloomberg, and more, Fei-Fei now relaunches her eccentric alias with the release of this divine feminine cut, out June 23rd via her own imprint, PUSSY POP.
It’s tough to encapsulate Fei-Fei’s sound in a handful of words. Bold, boisterous, and driven by unique sonic pairings, Fei-Fei’s discography ranges from euphoric Trance hooks and Dubstep to Techno and Grunge-Pop. With official remixes for BANKS, Tiesto, and Basement Jaxx under her belt, Fei-Fei’s creations have undoubtedly swept listeners and peers by storm throughout her extensive career. As the first single to be revealed from her forthcoming EP, “MY BODY IS GOD ON ACID” sees Fei-Fei’s hyperfueled production in its entirety with pulsating basses, tripped-out cyber soundscapes, and a mind-bending vocal.
This new release is a reclamation of Fei-Fei’s throne, a deserved recrowning for her acclaimed skill and talent as well as her passion for advocating for queer, femme, BIPOC, and non-binary communities and causes. “MY BODY IS GOD ON ACID” is powerful, purposeful, and serves as a symbol of all Fei-Fei stands for within her creative and personal selves.
“This is my first song back as Fei-Fei.
Her name is ‘MY BODY IS GOD ON ACID’ – and she’s a feminist acid techno banger. I hope she will empower you and give you weird, raw, and dirty urges until you are reborn in a euphoric haze of beauty.
She’s a journey back to my first love and how it all started. All the sleepless nights I danced and danced and danced until the sun came up. Losing myself in dark warehouse parties, abandoned roller rinks, laser tag arenas, and forest raves in the middle of nowhere. The music became a part of me. It did strange things to my body.
Last winter, I DJ’d a 5-hour set at Amazon re:Invent and I realized I MISS THIS. Dance music is still such a huge part of me. Shout out to the tech bros who raged their hearts out. But as I dropped tune after tune after tune, staring at a sea of men, playing bangers featuring vocals by men, produced by men, telling ME to shake my ass or work my pussy? Fuck that. I wanna see a sea of women, play more bangers produced by women, singing about our own damn bodies. I got back from Vegas and this song birthed out of me in a frenzy.” — Fei-Fei
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FOVOS Present Fusion Of Dark Techno/Hardstyle, Listen To “Platia”
The New Zealand duo FOVOS is back with their new track “Platia.” Staying true to their signature style with plenty of sinister Bass, FOVOS infuses Hardstyle and Techno with gritty synths reminiscent of video games and driving beats that lend an ominous feeling to the track. The slowdown in its middle builds anticipation to a heart-pounding second half with a crescendo built for destroying dance floors. “Platia” follows FOVOS’s recent release “Under Pressure,” which was also a throwback to the nostalgic rave scene of the 90s.
FOVOS began their artist adventure back in 2020 and throughout the midst of a global pandemic, have been hard at work producing music that speaks to the heart of the underground. Even early in their career, they’ve already been supported by Alok, AC Slater, Cloverdale, Dr. Fresch, Eli & Fur, Joel Corry, Kryder, Martin Ikin, and MASTERIA, to name a few. The duo has already been off to a strong start in 2022, while “Platia” continues their momentum. FOVOS have more music lined up for 2022 on the likes of Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars, Insomniac, Barong Family, and more. Stay tuned for many more dancefloor-worthy tracks from these two!
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Will Sparks Is Giving Ravers Something New To Dance To With “Dreaming”
In “Dreaming” Will Sparks flips the traditional concept of a rave anthem on its head. Combining pounding kicks, acid overtones, and expansive synths, the new release is an absolute dancefloor dominator from start to finish. Whether you’re swerving alone under flashing strobes or surrounded by thousands of fellow partygoers, “Dreaming” is exhilaration in its purest sonic form. The strength of Sparks’ latest release will come as no surprise to fans of the Australian mainstay, as he’s steadily built his reputation on artistic electronic visions and truly unapologetic beats.
Engrossing from the outset with a magnetic beat and resounding vocals, Will Sparks delivers a hypersonic arrangement of enigmatic sounds, powerful enough to simulate an intimate afterparty for each and every listener. Built from trance-inducing basslines and velocious kicks, this spellbinding performance is bound to dominate dancefloors.
“One night I was dreaming that I was dancing, so I woke up and made this” — Will Sparks
Will Sparks is an Australian-based DJ and producer that has left a notable imprint on electronic music with his intoxicating sounds since entering the scene in 2012. Over the last decade, Will Sparks has toured all over the world, closed out some of the hottest festivals, and was even named the #1 Australian DJ in 2014; but he’s far from finished with what he’s started.
The ‘Melbourne Bounce’ pioneer has made an epic comeback during the pandemic with a contemporary outlook on electronic music, following his vast catalog of techno, psytrance, house and hardstyle built along his artist journey. Now focusing on a deeper and darker exploration of his craft, Will Sparks continues to keep fans on their toes by incessantly evolving his signature heavy-hitting beats.