Top New Dance Tracks of the Week from Aluna, The Knocks, Nervo and More – Billboard

This Week in Dance Music: The BPM Festival Costa Rica was canceled just days before its scheduled start due to rising Covid rates, a development that festival organizers say will cost them millions. The Swedish House Mafia joined The Weeknd for a real dance party in the video for the Agents Of Time remix of “Take My Breath.” The Chainsmokers announced their return in a funny and legit satirical video chronicling their two-year hiatus. “When I’m Gone” by Alesso and Katy Perry reached the top 10 dance/electronic songs. Coachella’s lineup dropped with a long list of dance artists on the bill. Bob Moses released the first single from his upcoming album, while Bonobo addressed Billboard about his seventh studio album, Fragments.

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Aluna, Diplo and Durante

Making the highs and lows of romance sound like a beach party, Aluna, Diplo and Italian producer Durante team up on “Forget About Me.” Released via Mad Decent, the song, says Aluna, “is about that moment when you cleaned up the pile of trash that was once your heart – you feel yourself and you figure out how to be alone but the past comes back to haunt you, hungry for your newfound self-love and abundant vibes. So with her signature nervous voice, Aluna pleads that “you have to forget me” so that she can maintain those vibes, which are definitely high on this song. via marimba synths and fast BPMs. “These are the times when you have to stay strong and really let go of your old love so that a new love can come into your life,” she adds. Fever, a New Orleans festival featuring an all-black lineup including Kaytranada, UNIIQU3, Kevin Saunderson, and Aluna herself. KATIE BATH

Justin Martin feat. Claire George, “Let’s Go”

Justin Martin has the ability to shake butts on the dance floor, but beyond the basslines and left-field vocals, there’s an equal ability to give you feelings via softer and more subtle melodies. Start your own labelWhat to do, allows it to offer the best of both worlds. To mark the company’s second anniversary, Martin released a new song “Let’s” featuring singer Claire George. “Let’s” evokes a wintry and cinematic melancholy with its airy atmospheres, its aquatic chords and its synth strings which swell before plunging into abyssal sub-bass. Even in the middle of a crowded dance floor, you couldn’t help but feel quite lonely. — KRISTAL RODRIGUEZ

Klingande, Merk & Kremont feat. MKLA, “Planet in the Sky”

It’s a new year, hopes are high and Klingande is here to deliver bright yet sultry dance pop, perfect for bouncing back to your best self. “Planet in the Sky” finds the French producer teaming up with Italian duo Merk & Kremont to create a cool mix of fiddle and dance floor beats. MKLA brings airy vocals to seal the deal on what is definitely a brooding piece of house funk, and a great way to start a new season of singles. — KAT BEIN

Knocks’ feat. Totally Huge Extinct Dinosaurs, “Walking on Water”

The Knocks are back with the first single from their upcoming album, “Walking on Water”. A collab with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the song does indeed sound like it’s levitating, with dynamic (but still pretty lo-fi) synths that build into a brilliant chorus that’s the sonic equivalent of this song’s message about delight. of a new romance. The song’s bridge falls into pleasant ’70s AM radio territory, creating a sweet and uplifting love note to a song. — K.Bath

Andrea Oliva, “Alley Rave”

Patrick Topping’s Trick label is a label to watch in the dance world. More than an outlet for its founder, it’s a well-curated and increasingly prominent platform for up-and-coming artists like Adapter and Ewan McVicar. The next version of Trick comes from Swiss vet Andrea Oliva, whose Rave Alley EP sounds like the way its title reads: crazy tunes to let loose in the shadows. The title track sounds somewhat like “Oizo gone tech house” with a high-speed vocal sample and boiling acidic bassline, while the B-sides “Out and About” and “Locomotive” move into more driving melodic territory. — KR

Marbs, “The Time Needed”

Desert Hearts Co-Founder Marbs Delivers Serial Heat On His New The Fleeing Spirits PE. Released today via the Desert Hearts Black label, which covers the techno end of the team’s house and techno production, the EP opens with the eight-minute opus “Needed Time”, on which an evocative vocal purrs ASMR-worthy vocals as wavy synths hit a thick bassline hook before an exultant yet challenging rise and release. The overall effect is techno suited to the blade runner universe, or to nod with eyes closed in the middle of a crowded dance floor at four in the morning. The rest of the EP hits just as hard. — K.Bath

Nervo & Midnight City, “Flames”

Light a fire in your soul and burn in the night with this burning fire. Nervo’s first release of 2022 is a piano house collaboration with Midnight City. Bold, energetic and eye-catching as heck, it’s laced with atmospheric texture and exudes plenty of roller disco attitude. Nervo’s sung lyrics are designed to be belted at the top of your lungs, so gather your BFFs and hit the town with all the bells and whistles. — K.Bein

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