The final countdown has begun and nothing makes us more antsy than knowing only a few more days of school work stand between us and our unofficial “holiday weekend.” Last week, the city of Indio granted approval for Goldenvoice to extend their annual music festivals on the polo fields through 2030 and also expand to hold 15,000 more attendees by next year. As loyal Coachella fans rejoice over the news, we couldn’t be more excited to return to the holy land. By now we’re checking off what to pack and who to see, aside from mentally preparing for the heat waves that await us, BUT before we hit the road…we leave you with one more cheat sheet to festival success!
Welcome to the first edition of The Underground, where we will cover new music ranging from deep house, tech house, techno, and electronica. For this edition I will be featuring five tracks handpicked by myself for standing out amongst the latest sea of releases.
Note: It is recommended to listen with headphones or quality speakers, your laptop speakers just won’t cut it for these.
Tennis aka Manfredi Romano is the head of the label and collective known as Life & Death (along with Thugfucker’s Greg Oreck) that has been taking the world by storm recently. With his newest EP “Make It Good”, Tennis has proved himself as one of the best producers in the game. I chose this track off of the EP because of its deep and powerful bassline along with the haunting vocals by Jeppe Kjellberg of WhoMadeWho that combine to create some of the most emotionally powerful music I’ve ever heard. Simply put this is one of the best tracks I have heard all year.
Tennis – Monocraft (Your Love Is Alright) (Life & Death) | Beatport
Get the rest of the top 5 after the jump!
Big name and popular British house and dance duo, Simian Moble Disco, drops their new album Unpatterns out on May 14th! They feature a much darker and more complex big room sound – definitely something much more acidic than the expected and normal house and electro sound of other DJs. With their mix of soothing melodies and mellow prospective instruments, they bring to the table a whole new flavor and category to the music scene and industry. This featured track, ‘Seraphim’, will be released April 9th. Mark your calendars!
Simian Mobile Disco - Seraphim (Original Mix) | Stream Only