With winter fast approaching as the temperature drops to bone-chilling lows, we’ve got some hot new tunes to keep you warm.
Airwolf – Chasing You
Melbourne producer Airwolf’s new track Chasing You is an uplifting club anthem featuring progressive piano chords and powerful vocals that will make you attempt to sing along during your morning shower routine. When he’s not busy busting out bangers, Airwolf spends his time taking photos of his famous friends for his online photo journal website, Airwolf Paradise. Here you can find snaps featuring KLP, The Aston Shuffle, Dom Dolla, Touch Sensitive, Motez, Anna Lunoe, What So Not, and many, many more. Chasing You follows Airwolf’s releases from the previous year of Blazin’ (ft. Sophiegrophy) and The Way It Is.
Childish Gambino – This Is America
If you haven’t already watched the video for Childish Gambino’s latest track yet – do yourself a favour and watch it right now. The video has already racked up a whopping 125 million views in only one week and is currently the #1 trending video on Youtube. American rapper Gambino (real name Donald Glover) draws attention to the US’s love of commodifying black culture whilst turning a blind eye to the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police officers, as well as the wider systematic problem of gun violence within the country. This Is America will undoubtedly clean up at upcoming music and video awards. Other notable tracks from Gambino include Grammy-winning Redbone (2016) and 3005 (2013).
Apart from his musical talents as a producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ, Glover is also an acclaimed actor, writer, director AND comedian, and has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his TV series Atlanta. Is there anything that this man can’t do?
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike – All I Need ft. Gucci Mane
Belgian EDM duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have taken on a trap-like direction with their latest track featuring American rapper Gucci Mane. All I Need is a sugar-coated pop EDM tune with a catchy hook. The duo have topped DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll since 2014 and are regulars at festivals such as Tomorrowland. Their other releases include Complicated (with David Guetta and Kiiara) and Hey Baby (with Diplo and Deb’s Daughter).
PNAU – Changa
Changa is the title track from electronic trio PNAU’s fifth studio album, released late last year. Following in the same footsteps as Chameleon and Go Bang, Changa is large and in charge, boasting a pulsating beat and electrifying vocals from superstar Kira Divine. With another psychedelic glow-in-the-dark video to back it up, expect to hear this one blasting everywhere you go.
Post Malone – Better Now
Texan rapper Post Malone currently boasts a recording-breaking 9 tracks in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, beating the previous record of 6 by The Beatles. Post Malone is undeniably huge, and his recently released sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys has provided hit after hit, such as Psycho (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) and Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage), which has over ONE BILLION streams on Spotify. His latest hit Better Now has that classic Post sound, with a catchy hook that sucks you in and embeds itself inside your head as you catch yourself humming it 24/7.
The Presets – Downtown Shutdown
The Godfathers of Australian electronic music, The Presets, have dropped another track from their fourth upcoming album Hi-Viz, due for release on June 1. Downtown Shutdown is a funky, disco party protest tune featuring vocals from St Paul’s Lutheran Church Choir from Shepparton in rural Victoria, consisting of refugees from Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
No strangers to producing powerful protest pieces, with their most notable track My People (2007) showing their solidarity for refugees, this latest track from the Sydney duo protests the unfairness of their local lock-out laws and the “power imbalance and the motives behind a government’s decisions“.
The video features none other than bass-playing funklord Touch Sensitive grooving along with the choir in a colourful array of dance-in-the-streets party vibes. The Presets are touring their new album next month and will be playing an all-ages gig at The Thebby on Friday June 15, supported by Roland Tings. Get your tickets here, it’s gonna be a wild one!