Premiere: Dzihan & Kamien – “Deeper” feat. Zadi

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Viennese downtempo duo Dzihan & Kamien are back after taking a hiatus of more than a decade.

Before Vlado Dzihan and Mario Kamien hit the pause button on making music together in 2010, they had amassed an impressive catalog of releases — including three full-length albums for Six Degrees Records — incorporating elements of acid jazz and trip-hop.

Ahead of the duo’s impressive comeback album titled IV out tomorrow on their Couch Records, we’re thrilled to world premiere “Deeper,” a swinging deep-house track featuring warm pads, lush keyboards and the hypnotic voice of songstress Zadi.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Premiere: Kate Simko – Her Likeness (Extended Mix) – Underplayed

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Underplayed, a documentary about female DJs and producers directed by Stacey Lee, will debut on Amazon Prime on International Women’s Day (March 8). The film features interviews with a broad range of artists, including Rezz, Alison Wonderland, Tokimonsta, NERVO and Tygapaw.

Musical multihyphenate DJ/producer/composer/musician Kate Simko, who leads London Electronic Orchestra, scored the soundtrack for the film.

Ahead of the release of the Underplayed soundtrack tomorrow on Lakeshore Records, we’re thrilled to world premiere “Her Likeness” (Extended Mix) from the 20-track collection.

The genesis of the rousing, Detroit-inspired “Her Likeness” — the only uptempo cut on the soundtrack — harkens back to February 2020. Kate wrote the banger the night before traveling to New York City to play at a Cityfox party.

“I knew they’d booked me to close out the room so I had late-night NYC in mind making it,” she tells us via email, adding that she was “loading live parts from the song on the plane.”

Kate adds, “I wanted to create a raw, don’t give a f*** vibe with this song. It’s over eight minutes long which is pretty unusual for a soundtrack cue. It’s unapologetically long because it has lots of little synth lines, rhythms and melodic voices coming in-and-out with something new to say.

“Underplayed is a film about women’s voices being heard, and ‘Her Likeness’ is like a homage to all the women out there hustling to carve a space for themselves in this industry.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Image above by Rui Pignatelli

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Premiere: Nightdrive – Feel My Acid Mind

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As the world reflects on the unexpected breakup of Daft Punk, let’s not forget about the fresh crop of underground producers around the world who are pushing electronic music forward.

While many of them won’t get lucky enough to achieve the same mainstream success, there’s plenty of innovators creating magic in the shadows who shouldn’t be overlooked.

Rising Saint Petersburg, Russia’s Nightdrive is one such discovery.

Beginning his production career in the realm of techno back in 2015, he’s since gravitated toward house music and is bringing harder, better, faster, stronger, vibes to the genre.

Ahead of the release of the No Sleep EP on February 26 via Dubiks, we’re pleased to world premiere Nightdrive’s “Feel My Acid Mind,” a squiggly, squelchy sample-based track with pitched-down vocals, clackety drums and aerodynamic 303s.

Hit the download below and enjoy.

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Premiere: Unified Highway – The Truth (SubDocta Remix)

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Today Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office. After four years of lies, incompetence, hatred, racism, nepotism, misinformation and 24/7 ill will from the previous president and his administration, America’s 46th president and vice president took their solemn oaths. They pledged a return to transparency, decency and to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. The relief in the air is palpable.

“What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans? I think we know,” said Biden during his inaugural address. “Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor and yes, the truth.”

As luck would have it, today we’re pleased to world premiere SubDocta’s bass-heavy remix of Unified Highway’s appropriately titled “The Truth.” The original version appears on the duo’s well-received second album, Headlines, released in 2020 on Easy Star Records.

SubDocta ups the tempo and amplifies the soulful, heartfelt ragga vibes crafted by Unified Highway — Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and DJ/producer/remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) — and propels “The Truth” into the dubstep stratosphere.

As the song says, “Don’t be scared ‘cause someone told you / Use your intuition / Fear is a condition.”

Hit the play button below, and be sure to check the full release on January 22.

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