Halsey has been gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated third album and it is definitely going to make a statement. Unleashing her powerful prowess, Halsey has rocked us to our core with her new single “Nightmare.” Grungy and anthemic, “Nightmare” immediately kicks into high gear as Halsey aggressively sings her girl-power lyrics over the rock-inspired beat. “Nightmare” is Halsey’s first solo single of the year following her deeply personal ballad “Without Me.” Stream “Nightmare” below and be sure to watch her phenomenal music video.
Capshun has been quickly catching the attention of many with his exuberant take on trap music. Easily echoing the shadows of his idols, the artist is back to show off his latest production. “Rising” delivers a pleasant listen, backed with an expansive atmosphere, the tracks soothing tones will easily melt into your heart. As you allow yourself to warp into another dimension at the hands of Capshun, we have a feeling “Rising” is going to leave just more than a lasting impression. Stream the track below.
“Rising” is special to me. Similar to my song “Solace,” it represents my transition from my military lifestyle into the civilian world. I had a hard time when I came back home adjusting to everything and now I finally feel comfortable and I am rising from that low point in my life and finding myself again. – capshun
Egzod is a name that has continued to float amongst the dance music community for some time now. As the producer establishes himself as one of electronic music’s ones to watch, Egzod effortlessly elevates his status with each release. The latest testament to that is his newest single “Rise Up.” Linking up with Veronica Bravo and M.I.M.E, these creatives paired up for a truly eccentric record. Landing on NCS’ latest compilation, you need to get your ears glued to this record ASAP. Stream Egzod’s “Rise Up” below.
The meaning behind “Rise Up” is the need for becoming bigger and better than what you think you are, even when times get tough. – Egzod
Destructo is a name that has adapted majestically over the years as the sound of electronic music continues to change. Keeping his ear to the ground has done him well and a great testament to this is his newest collaboration “No Retreat” with Loge21. The quickly emerging producer has solidified himself as one to watch in house music. It’s no surprise that these two to linked up and they’ve delivered quite the firestarter. The track comes right off the heels of Destructo’s latest announcement revealing the comeback of ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival. Get ready to lose yourself in the endless supply of grimy basslines accompanied by a heavy kick. Stream “No Retreat” below.
This is the first time Madonna has enlisted Diplo for production duties. He previously produced five tracks off her 2015 album Rebel Heart, including “Bitch I’m Madonna,” which featured Nicki Minaj and “Veni Vidi Vici,” which featured Nas. The two have now teamed up once again for Madonna’s latest single “Future.” Featuring Quavo, “Future” is the third single off Madonna’s upcoming Madame X album. Diplo’s reggae-tinged beat provides the perfect backdrop for Madonna and Quavo’s apocalypse inspired lyrics, so much so that it almost sounds like a Major Lazer track.
Madonna first linked up with Quavo last year for their controversial track “CHAMPAGNE ROSÉ,” which appeared on the rapper’s solo debut album QUAVO HUNCHO. With their long history of collaboration, Diplo is sure to make more than one appearance on Madonna’s Madame X album dropping next month. Stream “Future” below.
Aminé just released his latest single “Places + Faces” along with an accompanying music video. Though the release is labeled as a freestyle, it’s far from that, as the American-Ethiopian artist’s performance leans more towards singing than rapping. Bringing an uplifting vibe to the table, Aminé talks about his new-found life of fame, touring the world, and missing his family back home. Aminé got his major break in 2017 with his single “Caroline,” which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He kept the momentum and proved he’s not a one-hit-wonder, releasing his commercial debut album Good For You in 2017, which featured Ty Dolla $ign, Nelly, Offset and more, followed by ONEPOINTFIVE in 2018. “Places + Faces” marks Aminé’s first single of the year. Stream “Places + Faces” below.
Justice Skolnik has been killing it lately with a steady stream of insanely good remixes. From RL Grime’s “I Wanna Know” to Khalid’s “Talk,” Louis The Child’s “Breaking News,” and Calvin Harris’s “Feels,” Justice Skolnik has added his own futuristic vibes to the originals and dominated our playlists with his remixes over the past few months. Now unleashing his first original of the year, Justice Skolnik is once again flexing his dynamic production skills with his new single “Sunshine.” An unstoppable flow of good vibes, “Sunshine” is the perfect soundtrack to kick off the summer. Stream “Sunshine” now and keep an eye out for more original music from Justice Skolnik in the future.
Justice Skolnik – Sunshine (feat. Will Jay) | Stream
To many, Passion Pit and Galantis sounds like a complete match made in heaven. That’s exactly what they’ve delivered with their new collaboration “I Found You.” Allowing fans to drown themselves in dreamy melodies, the enchanting record aims to leave a smile on your face through its melancholic atmosphere. As all artists on deck show off their songwriting prowess, it wouldn’t surprise us if this track ends up on the radio all summer long. Stream Passion Pit and Galantis’ “I Found You” below.
Passion Pit – I Found You (feat. Galantis) | Stream
After teasing his upcoming collaboration with Seven Lions earlier this week, Gryffin is finally giving us his highly anticipated track with Aloe Blacc “Hurt People.” The track was first premiered last month at Coachella, where Gryffin and Aloe Blacc also performed “Wake Me Up” live as a tribute to Avicii. A beautiful and soulful track that allows Aloe Blacc’s impeccable vocals to soar over Gryffin’s stellar production work, “Hurt People” is the perfect melodic experience to sink into. Stream “Hurt People” below and keep an eye out for Gryffin’s upcoming collaboration with Seven Lions.
It’s not often a song makes me stop what I’m doing and pay attention, but that’s what Lucchii’s new single “Chosen Ones” ft. DAD just did. It’s unique trap like drop made me snap to attention. A masterful use of negative space coupled with a chorus that you can sing along to pretty easily make this an anthem. Check it out below.
Summer time and the livings easy as they say and I’m here to make it a bit easier. Everyone needs a Summer playlist for late night drives, bbqs, parties, and more. This new Rafman single “Wayside” is perfect for yours. It’s upbeat nature and killer vocal make it great for any get together. Check it out below and add it to your playlist ASAP.