New EP from Porter Robinson's Side Project and Massive Collabs Released This Week
Welcome back to Word of Mouth, where we bring you the latest and greatest dance music released this week. This weeks round up brings you incredible releases from all around the dance music spectrum. Prepare your ears, sit back, and relax.
VIRTUAL SELF EP - VIRTUAL SELF
In case you missed it, Porter Robinson has recently been producing music under a new alias. His 2014 album, Worlds, skyrocketed him into the spotlight. After disappearing for some time, he returned and blew us away with his collaboration with Madeon, “Shelter”. Porter’s newest project is unlike anything he’s ever done before, and we highly recommend you give it a listen.
Get Swanky EP - Swanky Tunes
Since 1998, Swanky Tunes has never failed at impressing their audience. The Russian DJ-trio has made waves over the 19 years they’ve been together, releasing impressive tracks with R3hab and the legend himself, Tiësto. Their latest work, Get Swanky EP, is a refreshing compilation of tunes that happens to include their hit single, “Daydreaming”. This one’s sure to keep the dance floor moving.
Martin Garrix & David Guetta - So Far Away
The collaboration we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Martin Garrix and David Guetta have brought us the latest pop anthem that’s destined for the Hot 100. Garrix and Guetta have both enjoyed the spotlight over the past few years, with the former releasing ballads like “Scared to Be Lonely” and the latter releasing hits like “Titanium”. While it may be without its original vocalist, Ellie Goulding, Romy Dya and Jamie Scott do the “So Far Away” justice. Trust us, you’re going to be hearing this one nonstop.
Area21 - Glad You Came
The week of secondary alias’ continues. Alongside his other major collaboration, Martin Garrix has also released a new single under his side project, Area21. Garrix has enjoyed much acclaim for his work with singer/songwriter Maejor. These two seem capable of anything, especially with Garrix’s knack for producing hits.
NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis - Another Dimension
The collaborations are overwhelming this week. NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis have returned with another tune to keep us jumping at the bass stage. Their last tune, “Need You”, was a major success. Since its release, it’s been impossible to avoid hearing it at any festival. “Another Dimension” ties up NGHTMRE’s EP as well, so make sure you listen to it to get another taste at what these talented producers have to offer.
WELCOME TO THE FIRE - SLANDER & Sullivan King
That’s right, yet another collaboration. Similarly to the rest, this one has been a long time in the making. SLANDER is dominating the both the bass music and melodic trap worlds, releasing insane tunes like “DROP IT” and wonderfully moving tunes like “WITHOUT YOU”. Sullivan King has made his way into every producers library recently, collaborating with Snails, Dirtyphonics, Dubloadz, and a plethora of others. “WELCOME TO THE FIRE” will undoubtedly dominate the scene over the next few weeks.
Hoods Up - Excision & Dion Timmer
The award for hardest collab of the week goes to Excision and his protege, Dion Timmer. The duo that brought you “Africa” and “Final Boss” have brought us one of the craziest bass creations in the past year. Dropping alongside his Lost Lands Mix, Excision is amping us up for next years bass-filled massive. “Hoods Up” is clearly going to be this Paradox Tour’s anthem, and we can’t wait.
Be Ok Again feat. Daniel Johns - What So Not
What So Not has been relatively quiet since the release of his Divide and Conquer EP. However, over the last three months he’s truly put out some inspiring works. He trapped out “Run” by Awolnation alongside QUIX, and dropped a beautiful remix of “Era Istrefi” by Redrum. His latest single, “Be Ok Again” follows the melodic trend, while questioning the status of a faltering relationship.
Juice (Chris Lake Remix) - Chromeo
Chromeo’s latest single, “Juice”, was an intoxicating end-of-summer anthem that everyone could boogie too. Chris Lake, however, has turned that anthem into an addictive house banger. As we’ve seen before with his singles “I Want You” and “Operator (Ring Ring)”, he knows how to keep the floor hot. His talent shines bright on this one, show that he can turn any song into something we can groove to.