#Club Music

Crossover EP

CROSSOVER is warehouse music; it sounds like the lights are off, or maybe strobing. On previous EPs—2020’s ROSETTA and 2019’s acclaimed Nūr—Sudanese American artist Dua Saleh fleshed out a genre-defying niche that alternated gospel-influenced vocals and languid, poetic rapping over stark synths. Their goal for CROSSOVER was different: “to make music people could dance to.” Saleh’s gift for flow translates into a hypnotic mélange of club anthems with a hallucinogenic delivery. With collaborators including rapper and singer Duckwrth and Bajan American horrorcore rapper Haleek Maul, CROSSOVER introduces a bubblier, more upbeat sound. But even when working with certified pop producers like STINT (NAO, Gallant) and Kyle Shearer (Tove Lo, Melanie Martinez), Saleh maintains the tenacity and sarcasm that has become inextricable from their resonant drawl.
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Interview: Matthias Meyer – “When you find the perfect moment for both tracks, the records speak for themselves.”

DJ and producer Matthias Meyer started out playing on vinyl back in 1994 when he was only 14. He’s gradually built his career to the point where he’s now a globe-trotting DJ, regularly playing at venues like Tobacco Dock, Circus Liverpool, Fabrik Madrid, Rex Paris, Cityfox New York, and Stereo in Montreal, as well as festivals like Strawberry Fields and picking up appearances at Boiler Room and Mixmag Lab.
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Gryffin teams with Jason Ross & Calle Lehmann for ‘After You’

Acclaimed LA-based dance producer Gryffin returns with the euphoric new single “After You,” which focuses on the emotional aftermath of losing someone you love. The nostalgic track, released via Darkroom Records, is a collaboration with Jason Ross featuring vocals from rising Swedish singer-songwriter Calle Lehmann. “’After You’ was written with...
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Berlin party REEF debuts at Berghain next month

Berlin party REEF is finally launching at Berghain next month. The party, which says its "grounded in a British understanding of club music," was originally due to launch at Berghain in April 2020. The pandemic pushed this date back almost 18 months to Friday, November 18th, when founder Darwin will be joined by Batu, Esposito and re:ni in the Berghain space. Before Berghain, REEF ran at Griessmuehle. The Neukölln club shut for good in early 2020. Berghain, which reopened indoors on October 2nd, requires all visitors to have proof of vaccination or have recently recovered from Covid-19, in line with the "2G" rule.

Shygirl Shares New Song “Cleo”: Listen

Shygirl has shared the music video for new song titled “Cleo,” her second single of the year. Check out the song’s glamorous new visual, directed by Trinity Ellis, below. The London-based artist released her Alias EP last fall, following her 2018 debut EP Cruel Practice. This summer, she recruited Slowthai...

Sonny Fodera’s New Album ‘Wide Awake’ Is Finally Here And It’s A House Masterclass

Sonny Fodera. One of, if not the most underrated name inside house music. This talented producer has released and collaborated in some of the biggest hits in the last ten years inside house music. Today, the Australian DJ/Producer released his long-awaited sixth studio album. Sonny Fodera’s new album is titled Wide Awake. Through this 14 track album, Fodera proves why does he deserve to be named one of the biggest DJs house music has ever seen. Wide Awake was released through Sonny Fodera’s very own label Solotoko.

Turn It Up: Community radio’s Australian music picks

As the Australian music scene begins to re-emerge from COVID-related lockdowns, community radio Music Directors and presenters from around the country have shone a light on the finest local talent doing the rounds today. While many of us are adjusting to a new sense of normality after 2020, Australian musicians...

Anz’s ‘All Hours’ Embraces Pop Without Losing Her Sonic Range

It’s hard not to get excited about Anz. The Manchester-based DJ and producer is that rare talent who can take anything—hardcore, dubstep, breakbeat, jungle—and meld it beautifully with her unique pop sensibilities. This is true of her newest record, All Hours, her first release via Ninja Tune. Anz pays homage to all kinds of UK club sounds in a way that feels very accessible but never dumbed down. It’s straightforward but never too streamlined for its own good.

Get Into This: Curses’ guide to New Beat and EBM

Welcome to Get Into This, a new series of essential guides breaking down everything you need to know about musical styles, movements, and artists from the folks who know them best. This week, Berlin-based musician and DJ Luca Venezia, a.k.a. Curses, takes us inside the synth- and industrial-laden club sounds...

WRPR is an essential means of student expression on public broadcast

The next time you feel like listening to music, rather than putting on yet another premade playlist, consider tuning in to WRPR, Ramapo College’s student organized and operated radio station, where you can listen to a variety of music and talk shows at any time on an old school radio or online on your phone or computer.

Marvinmarvelous discusses the origin of his sound, ‘The Marvin Show’ and more: Interview

Featuring as a veteran DJ/producer, Marvinmarvelous is the epitome of an artist fully dedicated to perfecting his craft at any given time. Making his presence in the dance scene felt from a young age, this multi-faceted artist took inspiration from musical influences relating to Motown, R&B, Jazz and Classic Rock. Creating his own sound as his career progressed, Marvinmarvelous sits behind an impressive discography of House anthems, with some of his top hits including ‘Boys and Girls,’ ‘All I Do,’ and ‘Harvard Soul.’ Impacting the dance scene like no other, it comes to no surprise that his unique sound has reached audiences from every corner of the world, whilst his ability at blending Deep House, Tech House, and Afro-House, has helped him stand out as one of the most unique and impressive artists within our community. Here at We Rave You, we could not be any happier in catching up with Marvinmarvelous himself, as he discusses the origin of his sound, the inspirations that have helped shape the artist that he has become, his radio show ‘The Marvin Show’ and more.

Amplify Series 021: Sebastian Bayne

Dirty Epic welcomes aboard @sebastianbayne for its twenty first episode of Amplify Series. Sebastian Bayne is a DJ, producer and owner of IF? Records based in Sydney. His passion for techno extends beyond merely producing it. Having established an early appreciation for electronic music, he went on to become IF? Records’ label owner in 2010, taking over from the label’s co-founder Andrez Bergen aka Little Nobody. The label was originally established in Melbourne in 1995 and has since moved to Tokyo and back to Australia, in Sydney, where it now resides.

Disko Cowboy talks unique mix of country and club music

Under the Tito’s tent at Austin City Limits, classic and plastic pink cowboy hats bobbed up and down as people danced to the masterful music mashup of battling genres: country and club. As Houston native Disko Cowboy spun his tracks, people gathered to listen to the rare discography. Before his...
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After The Break: Unsound 2021 Reviewed

From bejewelled hydrofeminism to burning pianos, Unsound is back. John Doran and Jennifer Lucy Allan report on the Polish festival's return. All live photographs courtesy of Unsound, and burning piano photograph by Helena Majewska. Don't worry. This won't be one of those reviews where the writer refers to the theme...

America’s rising DJ King Greg Somlok

America is a super-power because it has the most efficient tech infrastructure and also the most powerful army in the world. But what else does America have? It has some of the most talented and skillful humans on the planet. One amongst them is American musician and DJ, Greg Somlok.

Introducing: UNIIQU3

Propelled by the success of her recent EP, Heartbeats, Jersey club queen UNIIQU3 is ready to take things to the next level. It’s Sunday evening and Cherise Gary is in Europe for the first time since the lifting of covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The occasion is Body Movements, a multi-venue, queer-focused day festival that Gary had the privilege of closing the previous evening, and the Newark native is still riding a high from the performance.

Setting The Bar High: The Story Of American Musician And DJ Greg Somlok

America is a super-power because it has the most efficient tech infrastructure and also the most powerful army in the world. But what else does America have? It has some of the most talented and skillful humans on the planet. One amongst them is American musician and DJ, Greg Somlok.

Sag Harbor Masonic Club Music Series Presents: Anita Guarino and Players

Vocalist Anita Guarino returns to the Wamponamon Masonic Temple Friday, October 29 at 7pm. Anita’s repertoire includes renditions of classics by Ella, Janis, Ronstadt, and more. Anita will be accompanied by Steven Skoldberg on the keyboards. Both artists will be performing new original music as well as favorites. This is a don’t miss a cool night of jazz in a mystical setting.

Fact Mix 831: Clemency

A “disorientating and frenetic” mix from the co-founder of Manchester’s Mutualism party and label. Clemency’s music is a blend of heads-down club music and experimental sonics, a reflection of both her teenage background in improvised live electronics and her current role in Manchester’s club scene. Her debut EP, References, released on Finn’s 2 B Real label in early 2020 sounded unlike any other club record that year, drawing on a disparate range of sources to create a woozy, anxious set of percussive tracks for adventurous DJs.