Songs Of Fire & Ice: XDM Records, JACKNIFE, KUMO Collective & more! Hot & New 11/13

Songs Of Fire & Ice: XDM Records, JACKNIFE, KUMO Collective & more! Hot & New 11/13
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As the weather cools down, many of us seek warmth or embrace the brisk chill of the air. This week, Audius satisfies both desires in this week’s Hot & New playlist! Whether it’s dancefloor fire to get limbs warmed up or icy electronica to fit the mood, additions to your seasonal playlists can be found within.

XDM Records, a 100% Latin record label, presents their latest offering, “Bounce & Dance.” A tech house track produced by Mark Cast, this hypnotic tune opens with a splash of samba percussion before immediately dropping the listener onto the dancefloor. Featuring a deep, staggered vocal and a salacious bassline, “Bounce & Dance” inspires the crowd to do just that. Mark Cast seamlessly combines the hip-moving swing of house music with the immersive technological darkness of techno; “Bounce & Dance” becomes a textbook example of tech house that will please crowds and clubs across nations.

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Dubstep and heavy trap producer JACKNIFE returns to Audius, dropping his latest collaboration with NEOTEK and vocalist Bella Renee titled “Breathless.” Indeed, this intense and euphoric tune has people headbanging and gyrating until they need to catch their breath. JACKNIFE and NEOTEK compose a cinematic introduction decorated with Bella Renee’s silvery voice. Then, “Breathless” builds up and drops into a hybrid trap breakdown, fueling festival crowds with energy through gritty metallic samples and shooting lasers. A brief interlude of driving bass punches then gives way to an angelic future bass ending to a song. “Breathless” takes listeners through several distinct environments, telling a story with these soundscapes.

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Amsterdam-based underground record label KUMO Collective excitedly announces their debut club event at Melkweg, a legendary venue in Amsterdam. An iconic launching event deserves an equally iconic artist: KUMO tapped camoufly, a rapidly rising star in electronic music production. To celebrate this incredible milestone and show off camoufly’s mixing abilities, KUMO Collective uploaded a mini-mix, the first of hopefully many of their new KUMO Invites series. Within, fans old and new can hear camoufly’s signature style beautifully spun together into a DJ mix. Eclectic, technicolor sounds intertwine with bouncing club energy. This mix is a must-listen for anyone who plans to attend KUMO Collective’s event in Amsterdam or lovers of this shimmering, heartfelt style of electronica.

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Making their Audius debut, Ancity Records unveils their first release in a few months, “Modern” by Luzyon. Enigmatic and futuristic, Luzyon captures a sci-fi movie in sonic form. “Modern” illustrates an android-filled society with its quiet tones and metallic samples. A legato bassline and disorienting, echoing synths that glisten and shift like fractals solidify “Modern” as a mysteriously beautiful piece.

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Audius once again features chromonicci, a wildly popular master of beat production, as he unveils some delectable flips from his latest compilation, Flippin’ Out Vol. 2. With this body of work, chromonicci fuses his signature bounce with a variety of soundscapes. While some beats are bright and floral, others are sharp and icy. Not to mention, he utilizes his endless creativity to reimagine some classic tracks, including Paramore’s “Misery Business.” Although “Calabria II.” was a quick hit with Audius listeners, all of the tracks from Flippin’ Out Vol. 2 deserve a listen!

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This week’s Hot & New playlist certainly features an eclectic selection of electronica! From wintry beats to energizing heaters, Audius users can cozy up by the fire or get movin’ like it’s still festival season.

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