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Hot & New, Week of 10/17/22

Hot & New, Week of 10/17/22
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10/19/2022
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6 min

Looking to kickstart the week with an electrifying jolt? Or, perhaps there’s a gentler, more pensive vibe in the air? This week’s diverse Hot & New Audius playlist has the perfect tunes to curate the mood. Including new dancefloor favorites and potent emotional expression, there’s a vibrant spectrum of new music on the latest update of Audius’s Hot & new playlist.

ollie paints a melancholy autumn landscape in his most recent Audius release, “life goes on.” This moody track dropped as the final single before the complete unveiling of his album, Sunsets and Goodbyes. Instantly, the twinkling piano harmony establishes a reflective aura for this song. ollie pairs this with his introspective lyrics, and his slam poetry flow elevates “life goes on” to a moving piece of art.

Aluna leaves listeners breathless with her addictive new installment in her Noir Fever Audius Mix series. Filled with salacious house music and energetic club tracks, volume 17 of Aluna’s mix series continues to showcase Black dance music. This mix seamlessly flows, uplifting a vast selection of Black music, including tracks influenced by disco and R&B. 

Two pillars of underground bass music, msft. and VARI team up to eviscerate sound systems with their fresh collaboration, “crash test.” Hosted by KUMO Collective, this track features hardwave elements contrasted by relentless breaks. Neon-tinted vintage rave synths drive the track, buiding up and dropping into explosive glitches and intense rhythmicity. msft. And VARI expertly experiment with their styles, creating a cataclysmic tune in “crash test.”

Guadalajara-based duo SAMMY & LESEN return to Audius with their empowering tune, “Mistakes.” These two brothers wash away any worries with their euphoric synths. The catchy groove of this track carries listeners away from their anxieties. In “Mistakes,” SAMMY & LESEN captures care-free golden hour energy and transforms it into a dancefloor track.

Eyezic unveils another track on bitbird, this time weaving his talents with those of PLEEG on their collaboration, “Good For Nothing.” These two use glistening synths and celestial pianos to illustrate a breathtaking soundscape. A blushing pink sunrise illuminates a field of blossoming flowers, quiet and beautiful. Eyezic and PLEEG encourage a gentle playfulness, as well, with their bubbly chorus that sounds like the first birds dancing together in the field. “Good For Nothing” encapsulates the pastel-toned future bass side of bitbird while demonstrating the meticulous production from both Eyezic and PLEEG.


Without a doubt, this week’s Hot & New playlist update covers a wide variety of moods and genres. Certainly, there’s a song for everyone to fall in love with, or a new favorite artist to discover within!

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