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Treat your ears to a sensual piano house track from newcomer Kice, a driving techno anthem from Shay de Castro, an infectious dance-pop gem from Sistek, and more. 

KICE – BAILAR FT. VIOLIN GIRL 

Up and coming DJ/producer and established music entrepreneur Kice returns with his second-ever single, a stunning piano house cut titled ‘BAILAR ft. Violin Girl‘. Taking his expertise behind the booth into the studio, Kice has paired up with longtime live collaborator Violin Girl to deliver ‘BAILAR’ – an exceptional bass-rattling piano house cut fueled by a Spanish vocal lead. Inspired by a month-long stint in Mexico’s Isla Mujeres, ‘BAILAR’ encompasses all the elements of a sensual peak-time anthem. ‘BAILAR’ stays true to its name, delivering unparalleled energy meant to envelop the dancefloor.

SHAY DE CASTRO – INTRICACIES & REALITIES [RESPEKT]

Shay De Castro makes her label debut on techno heavy-hitters Spektre’s Respekt Recordings, with ‘Intricacies & Realities’. Opening with a punishing kick, the six-minute journey begins with oscillating synths accompanied by risers and fluttering percussive elements. Marching onwards to the first build-up, panned melodies collide, creating a delectable atmosphere that ultimately erupts in a cavernous drop dominated by an outrageously gritty lead synth. Collapsing the synth, bass, and percussion into one, the track closes with an eerie ringing reminiscent of those first steps outside the club, pierced by both an absence of sound and utter euphoria.

STANCE – DISCORDANCE EP

Making emotional music for the times, STANCE delivers its brand new Discordance EP. Highly introspective, STANCE’s Discordance EP is inspiring to its core. The EP’s first track and previously released lead single “Me” is a sonic mirage of future bass. Displaying their penchant for all things serene, “Me” is a reminder to look inward during trying times, and to find strength and solace in our own energy. Track number two, “Cascara,” explores the resilience of nature, and emphasizes how we as people can learn from it. Featuring emotive lyrics and a swelling production, “Cascara” is STANCE’s musical testament to finding strength in what surrounds you.

SISTEK – MORE THAN OVER FT. JORDAN SHAW

Opting for quality over quantity, Chilean DJ/producer Sistek is undoubtedly riding in his own lane within the electronic music scene, crafting dance-pop gems that are being embraced by listeners all around the world. Teaming up with singer/songwriter Jordan Shaw, Sistek injects his infectious electronic flavor into “More Than Over”. The track is driven by minimal sound design and infectious basslines that are supported by Sistek’s groovy and uplifting production.

SAD MONEY – LOSE MY LOVE FT. FELIX CARTAL & GALLANT [ULTRA]

Sad Money has expedited his ascent as a visionary in dance music. At the heels of a Kaskade collaboration featuring Sabrina Claudio, Sad Money taps electro heavyweight Felix Cartal and the melodic musings of R&B singer Gallant for “Lose My Love.” Steeped in a four-on-the-floor beat, this Ultra-signed single is a proper blend of soul and house. Approachable and accessible for fans of any style of electronic music, “Lose My Love” illuminates the dexterity and vocal versatility of three talented artists. A confetti-filled listen with blossoming synths and disco cadences, Sad Money proves he is a force to be reckoned with at only 20-years old.


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