One more weekend and it will be daylight savings time. The wonderful time of year that I finally get in shape so I can be at the beach as much as humanly possible despite my innate ability to turn more pink than tan. I may look like a pasty pastry right now but thanks to my friend daylight savings, I'll be looking like a Rock lobster in no time.
To get the stoke flames lit and the shakka wrists loosened up it's time to dive into the sunshine soaked chill dance tunes that I discovered this past month of February. You will see the return of some familiar faces like Flight Facilities and Nora En Pure and chart debuts of disco-tinged artists like Jean Tonique and summer ready Sigala. We have a great lineup ready for you. I've started a new thing of creating a Spotify playlist for your listening convenience. Hope you like it!
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New 'Rain' EP from the Londoner with three excellent instrumental jams.
"Need You" Flight Facilities feat. NÏKA [Glassnote Entertainment]
They're back with new tunes including this radio ready jam and an upcoming worldwide tour. Hallelujah! A selection of dates are on sale, with more US cities en route. Waiting impatiently for the LA show to be announced.
"Fingerprint (Anderholm Remix)" Lane 8 [This Never Happened]
Looking forward to Mr. 8's sold out show this weekend at the Novo LA. Going to be mental. Check out this matured tune from the up and comer Anderholm.
"Sphinx" Nora En Pure [Enormous Tunes]
Nora En Pure is a Sphinx by the way of greek mythology, ready to strike with her dangerously desirable deep house catalogue. Always a favorite on this chart and never lets us down! Would love to see a new album this year.
"Into You" French Horn Rebellion feat. DeModa [YouTooCanWoo]
Been listening to this brother duo's tunes for years now and their new 'Rooftops' EP raises the bar for them!
"A State Nearby" NTEIBINT & Estalla [Eskimo Recordings]
Fun collab from producer George Bakalakos and fellow greek artist ∑tella.
"Who's To Blame" Möwe [Parlophone Records Limited]
Now this is what I'm talking about with daylight savings time dance music. Let's get the sunshine celebration going with melodic house duo Möwe's latest tastemaker. I get a little CHVRCHES vibe from this one.
"Renegade" Kastra, Lauren Mayhew [Tipsy Records]
Tipsy Records is putting out some fire releases latelty including this soul melter from Kastra and singer Lauren Mayhew. Great energy bumping out the speakers.
"No Worries" Jean Tonique feat. Larry Houl [TONIQUE Records]
February saw the release of Jean Tonique's wonderful nu-disco album 'Well Mannered Frivolity' and it is just what the doctor ordered. Tons of great tracks including this banger with Larry Houl on the mic that evokes memories of Breakbot and Irfane.
"Aurora" Kidnap [Birds That Fly]
You're about to go spelunking in some deep house caves with the first release of the new year from Kidnap (formerly Kid).
"Outgrown" George Fitzgerald & Bonobo [Domino Recording]
What is shaping up to be the biggest and best album release of the year so far, George Fitzgerald's 'All That Must Be' is a masterpiece upon first listen and the English producer has recruited fellow heavy hitter brit producer Bonobo for this glowing chugging single. Get ready electronic world!
"Vår | Øyer" Cavego [Eskimo Recordings]
First heard this producer on a Satin Jackets remix and have been curious what he has lined up for 2018. Low and behold, an absolute day maker gets released two weeks ago!
"Do U Ever Get Down" Wild & Free [Kitsuné Musique]
French retailer/tastemaker Kitsuné is not only good for a sweet fox adorned t-shirt or sweater. This crew has some of the best ears in the game, curating stellar mixes and releasing groovy jams on their complimenting record label. Wild & Free are favorites here at MagMag and it's no surprise these two paired up.
"Lullaby" Sigala feat. Paloma Faith [Ministry of Sound Recordings]
There are few melodic house artists that truly capture that summer feeling better than Sigala. Every. Release. Is. Fire.
"Wolves Still Cry (Classixx Remix)" Lawrence Rothman [Downtown Recordings]
Lawrence Rothman is releasing some of the best indie tunes out there and this remix is just genius on the part of the Classixx bros.