Get into the groove of the week with some of our favorite recent releases. This week’s edition of our roundup includes music from Saint Punk, UZ, SAYMYNAME, and more.
SAINT PUNK – ‘OUROBOROS’ LP [ARMADA RECORDS]
LA-based musician Saint Punk has been floating around our radar with his unique rock/dance hybrid style of music over the past few years. His debut LP, Ouroboros, encapsulates everything that has pushed him to the forefront of a new crop of producers who refuse to put their sound in a box. Reflective of the war of human emotion raging within, Ouroboros has no end or beginning. Through tracks such as ‘Closer Tonight’, MXMS collab ‘Ghost Blood’ and ‘Watch Me As I Dance’ (with Yung Tory), the fourteen-track album pushes listeners over, through and past peaks and valleys of confusion, euphoria, excitement, and depression, channeling a raw emotional force that flows back into itself and has listeners coming back for more time and time again.
SAYMYNAME x SOFTEST HARD – POWER [ULTRA MUSIC]
The second single to be released in advance of LA native SAYMYNAME’s DYNASTY EP, “POWER” lives up to its name with a hard-hitting display of the artist’s signature hard trap sound. Laden with driving percussive elements, “POWER” kicks off with a mesmerizing chord progression fused with vocal interjections before turning the energy up a notch. Following an intense buildup, a deafening drop ensues and the track explodes with driving 808s and raucous energy. From start to finish, “POWER” brings the heat as the tune perfectly exhibits the explosive styles of both SAYMYNAME and Softest Hard.
UZ – FOCUS [QUALITY GOODS RECORDS]
Esteemed French DJ and producer UZ is back on the release radar with his first original single of 2021, ‘Focus.’ The stunning cut serves as the lead single from the influential trap star’s upcoming deluxe LP, Trinity (Deluxe Edition), featuring hit tracks from the original Trinity LP, new originals, and exclusive remixes from well-known bass and trap producers, such as Great Dane, HWLS, Bailo, and more. Packing a punch with glitchy textures and a raw sonic intensity from beginning to end, the 3-minute-long track is a certified trap hit, delivering a transmissible fire to listeners’ eardrums. The high-octane offering primes listeners for what UZ has to offer on his forthcoming deluxe mix LP. ‘Focus’ sets UZ up for massive success in the tail-end of 2021.
SAN PACHO – ‘MANDALA’ EP [TERMINAL UNDERGROUND]
SAN PACHO gets personal in his latest offering, a 3-tracker titled the ‘Mandala’ EP. “When I was creating this EP, I really wanted to implement some of the inspirations from my daily life into it,” San Pacho explains, ” named it Mandala EP because I got a mandala-inspired tattoo when I was first starting to take music seriously and it gave me the drive to keep on grinding and making a name for myself.” Unleashing a unique spiritual blend of house, the ‘Mandala’ EP highlights the best of SAN PACHO’s musical talents. From soul to old school house to organic electronica to euphoric dancefloor weapons, the EP is slated to become essential listening in the Croatian-born producer’s discography.
SPIDERHOUND – FORGIVE
A fresh face on our roundup but a longtime player in the electronic music sphere, Spiderhound has been blowing us away with his wobbly, downtempo, experimental strain of bass. His latest cut, “Forgive,” is an introspective mixture of somber, bitter-sweet melodies and heart-warming emotion. The multi-genre producer & DJ is no stranger to the #1 spot on various Beatport ‘New Releases” charts, such as Glitch-Hop, Downtempo, Bass/Club, and Trap/Wave. With “Forgive,” it’s easy to see why. On the inspiration behind the track, Spiderhound said the following: “Forgive” is a Euphoric Downtempo Bass Vocal tune that explores the topic of forgiveness. Sometimes we need to forgive in order to move on and evolve into the person that we need to be. Sometimes the person we need to forgive is staring right at us in the mirror.”
RACHEL WOZNOW & LITTLE RAIN – ONE BY ONE [TIPSY RECORDS]
Billboard chart-topping and pop trailblazer Rachel Woznow teamed up with rising South Korean producer Little Rain to concoct a perfect end-of-summer track. “One By One” showcases a new side to the 20-year old’s usual, more low-key productions – such as “Ghost” and “Moonlight” – and packs a punch with an upbeat, cheerful topline. The dance-primed anthem followed Woznow’s previous summer release, “Homesick” with Kayliox, which was also released on her home label, Tipsy Records.