[Tech House] On Deck, skemaddox – IDEK (feat. Ally Rayne)

“IDEK” brings forth gorgeous house  vibes that instantly turns heads, intricately crafted by On Deck, skemaddox, and Ally Rayne. This track is built on a foundation of subtle yet powerful basslines, setting the stage for a deeply engaging listening experience. Ally Rayne’s vocals offer a seductive quality, leading into a drop that embraces raw, synth-driven soundscapes. The collaboration between these artists produces a sound that captures the unique energy of nightclub atmospheres and then some.

On Deck contributes his extensive experience in the music industry, including his roles at Night Moves Music and Brooklyn Fire, as well as his time as the host of Audio Foreplay on Insomniac Radio. His background, which spans A&R work for Brooklyn Fire and affiliations with major labels like Universal Music Group, Insomniac Records, and Ultra Records, adds a layer of depth and professionalism to “IDEK.”

Skemaddox, based in Los Angeles, has evolved from a well-known DJ in Hollywood’s elite venues to a respected producer within the electronic music arena. His contribution to “IDEK” showcases his skill in merging classic electronic components with his own unique flair, marking a significant step in his artistic journey.

The collaboration of On Deck and Skemaddox, alongside Ally Rayne’s vocal charm, results in “IDEK” – a track displays the talents of its creators but also pays tribute to the shared experiences found within the walls of nightclubs. This piece exemplifies how individual artistry can come together to reflect the vibrant spirit of club culture.

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[Electronic] TATE SEDAR – San Francisco

TATE SEDAR has emerged as a rising electronic artist on the west coast, celebrated for his dynamic fusion of genres and profound narrative storytelling through sound. His journey from an electronic music enthusiast, first introduced through Dance Dance Revolution, to a visionary on the post-EDM frontier, showcases a smooth trajectory of growth, innovation, and a commitment to artistic depth. SEDAR’s collaborations with music industry titans and performances, including the acclaimed 2020 Insomniac Discovery Project: EDC Virtual Rave-a-Thon, all show his dedication to the game and bright future going forward.

Accumulating over 5.7 million plays in 2023, SEDAR’s influence spans globally, with his work featured on leading EDM platforms, marking him as a staple in Insomniac Events’ artist roster. His singles “Heaven” and “Find a Way” have seen distinctive success, while his upbeat remixes, like “Hero” and an edit of Justin Bieber’s “Hold On,” have been well-received for their deep thematic resonance.

post-EDM (n): a progressive style of electronic dance music that draws from sounds of the EDM era (2010-2020) and prior while using analog & digital instrumentation.

The release of “San Francisco” is the next chapter in the journey, encapsulating the essence of his musical origins and the innovative horizon of post-EDM. This track serves as a bridge between SEDAR’s musical roots in the culturally rich city of San Francisco, known for its contributions to rock, funk/soul, and hip-hop, and his exploration into novel sonic territories. “San Francisco” stands as a symbol of SEDAR’s ability to weave together disparate musical threads into a cohesive and catchy post-EDM masterpiece, marking a milestone in his continuous journey of musical and personal evolution.

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[House] Rich Furniss, Terry Hunter, James Patterson – Release Yourself

Rich Furniss is truly making waves musically, and not just any kind—these are the kind that catch the attention of house listeners upon impact, whether it may be at home or in the club. Since his start, he’s been on a bit of a whirlwind adventure, weaving his early 2000s roots into something that’s catching the ears of listeners everywhere. With a cool million streams across various platforms, and a hefty slice of that pie (750,000 streams, to be exact) on Spotify, it’s clear he’s doing something right.

But Rich isn’t just about locking himself away in the studio. He’s been out there, lighting up dance floors from the buzzing streets of New York all the way down to the sunny vibes of Miami. Across his career, sharing stages with big names like Diplo and Rick Ross, and making appearances at festivals that draw crowds by the thousands, like SXSW and Governors Ball, he’s shown he’s got what it takes to hang with the best.

Aside from bringing his own style to the world, he’s also the guy behind the curtain, running the show at Sound Collective where he’s all about lifting up the next generation of artists.

Focusing on “Release Yourself,”  Rich has partnered up with James Patterson and the legendary Terry Hunter to create something that’s a bit of a nod to house music’s golden days while still pushing forward. It’s got everything: soulful vocals that stick with you, rhythms that pull you in, and melodies that lift you up. It’s like a musical time machine with its sights set on the future. This track marks a beautiful milestone for Rich, streamlining the purity of house music into one moving experience while colliding it with his own signature sound to help it stick. This many hustles on many fronts, but it all comes from a labor of love and this sensibility distinctly surrounds the fruits of his labor.

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[Future Rave] CRISTIAN MARCHI – Con Il Nastro Rosa

Cristian Marchi is back at it again, this time giving Lucio Battisti’s timeless tune “Con Il Nastro Rosa” (With the Pink Ribbon) a cool, fresh spin. Known for his killer instinct for what makes a track hit just right and his knack for crafting remixes that stick, Marchi has been a major name in the electronic music game since the late ’90s. He’s been lighting up dance floors worldwide with his tunes and remixes that just beg you to move.

For his latest , Marchi teamed up with Luis Rodriguez, Paolo Sandrini, and the incredibly talented Massimiliano Ferriani, blending the charm of Battisti’s original with the pulsating energy of the Future Rave genre. It’s a stellar example of how Marchi has a talent for making old classics resonate with today’s vibe.

Alongside staying active with new releases, he’s also out there guiding up and coming talent and making moves in different industries, proving he’s got skills that go way beyond the decks. This latest remix of “Con Il Nastro Rosa” highlights his roots within electronic over decades, as well as showcases the ideal of merging the old with the new, highlighting his pursuit of fresh sounds. As this remix starts to spread, it’s set to enchant listeners and add another chapter to Marchi’s legacy, proving he’s still pushing the limits and going above and beyond the call of duty.

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[Dance-Pop / Electro] The 1975 – Oh Caroline (TATE SEDAR Remix)

TATE SEDAR has released a remix of The 1975’s hit ‘Oh Caroline,’ infusing it with an exquisite blend of electro house, dance-pop elements, and a splash of zest that can be distinctly defined as his own. This reinterpretation elevates the listener into an uplifting, metaphysical realm, completely transforming the original piece into something that stands out as uniquely TATE SEDAR’s creation. The remix’s ability to rejuvenate and offer a new perspective on the familiar tune is down-right refreshing and fun – TATE hit the spot with this one.

A budding dance music DJ/producer that is continually able to rise in the ranks, TATE SEDAR is on a mission to redefine boundaries when it comes to expectations around popular electronic music sounds. His journey includes winning the 2020 Discovery Project: EDC Virtual Rave-a-Thon and performing alongside notable names such as Dada Life, Don Diablo, and Cash Cash. SEDAR’s innovative approach to music often blends elements from the golden era of EDM with both analog and digital instrumentation, drawing inspiration from diverse genres including Motown, disco, and rock.

In 2023, SEDAR’s music reached over 5.7 million plays, proving what he is doing is working – his influence is growing and sound is resonating with more and more of the electronic music community. His tracks have been featured on premier EDM platforms, and he’s a recognized figure in the Insomniac Events artist roster.

Going a bit deeper, TATE’s commitment to adding depth and meaning to electronic music is evident in his remix of “Hero” by Empire’s Terrell Carter and his support for social causes through his music – all of this just scratches the surface on where he’s been and where he’s going.

Raised in San Francisco and educated in London at the Point Blank Music School, SEDAR’s journey into music started early, with a passion ignited by Dance Dance Revolution. Now based in Hollywood, Los Angeles, all signs point to SEDAR being hyper driven to make the best of the future, always in search of the perfect hoodie to accompany his musical explorations along the way.

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[Tech House] Gjoka Drejaj – Where Did Ya Go

Gjoka Drejaj isn’t just another name on the lineup; he’s a story of ambition, growth, and the power of finding one’s voice. From his roots in the Bronx’s pulsating underground scene to becoming a seasoned DJ since 2009, Drejaj’s journey into music production in 2020 has been nothing short of transformative. With his debut EP, “Where Did Ya Go,” Drejaj invites us into a space where emotion meets sound, a display of his newfound sonic identity crafted in his recently upgraded studio.

“Where Did Ya Go” is an exploration of Drejaj’s inner landscape, brought to life with lush vocals that he couldn’t resist. This project showcases his ability to channel deep feelings into sound, a skill that has propelled him onto stages shared with heavyweights like DVBBS and Oscar G, and into venues like Pacha NYC and Quantum Brooklyn.

His accolades speak volumes: collaborating with Smith and Sorren on “Believe in the Music,” which climbed Beatport’s Tech House charts and featured on Apple Music’s New In Dance playlist. His single “Ensueno” further cemented his status, reaching impressive positions on Beatport’s Tech House Releases.

As Drejaj continues to make waves, “Where Did Ya Go” shows both how far he’s come as well as where he’s going – all signs are pointing to him headed toward greatness given the quality of the music that we have in front of us today.

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[Electronic] Knoir – Only Darkness

Knoir, an electrifying force in Australia’s electronic music scene, is taking the genres of dubstep, trap, and riddim to new heights with his unique blend of sounds. On the horizon is his latest masterpiece, ‘Only Darkness,’the track is all about breaking the mold, featuring slow-burning frequencies that build into a crescendo of pulsating rhythms, futuristic melodies, and deep, resonating bass. ‘Only Darkness’ is an invitation to a journey of self-discovery and introspection, wrapped in the epic world of dubstep and riddim, tinged with heavy distortion.

Beyond just his music, Knoir’s impact resonates throughout the electronic music world. Hailing from Sydney, he has earned nods from music heavyweights like SVDDEN DEATH, Porter Robinson, Joji, G Jones, Subtronics, Jon Casey, and HOL!, to name a few. His musical signature? A potent mix of thunderous basslines, intricate rhythms, and a touch of atmospheric magic, all designed to whisk listeners off to another dimension. Knoir’s relentless push for new sounds sees him blending the intensity of dubstep with the smooth grooves of trap and the futuristic vibes of future bass, ensuring every track is an energy-packed experience. Known for his dynamic live shows, Knoir continues to enchant fans across the globe with his innovative music and captivating performances.

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