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[Indie Dance] Ardency – Mechanism EP

Ardency never ceases to amaze us. Whether it’s their unique “neon 80’s” sound or their evolution as artists, the production duo undoubtedly sets a very high standard for other indie electronic acts. They’ve teased us with tracks like “Crystals” and “Races” off their EP, reminding us of their incredible talent. Now the wait is over, because their brand new Mechanism EP is finally here!

The four-track EP is definitely a game changer, as it perfectly showcases Ardency’s wide range of sounds. They step away from their usual neon dance vibe with “Like That”, which embodies a darker and heavier beat. The bassline resembles groups like Oliver who can masterfully fuse a retro sound with modern electropop music. “Crystals” is their hit single that has has an infectious melody with a the use of crystal synths. It shows a more chilled out side of their sound without losing authenticity.

“Races” stood out to us the most because of how different it is. The hardhitting bass towards the middle of the track was something we’ve never heard from them before, and it absolutely bangs. The melody-less bassline resembles the sound of REZZ, as it keeps adding to the epic buildup and outro of the track. It was definitely a favorite of ours. The EP ends with the title track “Mechanism” which once again features vocals by Icelandia. The soothing harmonies and the well-crafted synth create a dreamy and heavenly atmosphere, which is perfect for an ending track.

The whole project was a breath of fresh air, and it was easily their best work to date. We know for a fact that Ardency does not just make music that people want to hear, but rather some very original material that utilizes their creativity and brand of sound. Sky is the limit for these guys, and we certainly hope to expect more refreshing tunes in the near future. Peep the EP below and show some support if you dig!

Ardency – Like That
Ardency – Crystals (feat. Icelandia)
Ardency – Races
Ardency – Mechanism (feat. Icelandia)
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Loud Luxury – All For You (feat. Kaleena Zanders) [TMN Premiere]

Loud Luxury
All For You (feat. Kaleena Zanders)

To start your week off right, here’s a track to get you amped up. Toronto-based duo Loud Luxury just released this future bass goodness titled “All For You”, and it features one of the most powerful and soulful voices in the game and deep house golden child, Kaleena Zanders. This heavenly match together created something special, a track that’s going to be the next summer club anthem for many.

A series of piano chords kicks off the tune for our listening pleasure, and set the scene for the soaring vocals. The crafty melodies are then followed by a deep bassline, which immediately steals the spotlight. The subtle approach gives it the deep factor without being overly heavyhitting. It’s one of those songs that will increase your adrenaline level tenfold after your very first listen.

Loud Luxury is setting the bar high with this release .With the help of Kaleena, they’re well on their way to take on the future house scene. So get your dancing shoes ready, and vibe away to your next favorite jam.


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