So far in May, Ed Sheeran dropped a new album (read our review of that here), as did Flume. Later in the month, we’ve got KAYTRAMINÉ’s debut, a new one from Kesha, Arlo Park’s second album, and new Lewis Capaldi.
This week’s additions include The Shapeshifters revitalising an old classic of theirs, progressive hip-hop lyricist Kojey Radical, wild genre-melting from Samurai Breaks, and a delightful collab between Confidence Man and Daniel Avery. Scroll down to discover these tasty new tracks and find tickets to see these artists in concert.
It's not even the tiniest bit surprising this track was released on Glitterbox Recordings - this track is full of revitalised feel-good disco house vibes.
The Shapeshifters touch down in Hi Ibiza this year with Glitterbox to put on some of the party island’s most uplifting raves with dancers, drag artists, and so much more. With this in mind, it’s clear The Shapeshifters released this track now so it can soundtrack ravers’ nights.
The Shapeshifters revisited their biggest, timeless tune to give it a more modern sound, bringing the rumbling, groovy bass to the front, making it that much better for the best clubs in the world.
Electro-pop outfit Confidence Man and production wiz Daniel Avery team up for a feel-good track decorated with some almost sombre motifs.
Mostly, On & On (Again) is as colourful as a track could possibly be. Exploding with bright hues, the track seems as positive, carefree, and summery as is humanely possible. But, at times, especially in the intro, it comes across as more emotionally ambiguous with minor chords. But this isn’t a bad attribute. If anything, this works in the track's favour.
Still, overall, this track bursts with warmth and will certainly fit right in on setlists at summer festivals beneath the sun.
Beyond untamed, this Samurai Breaks remix goes absolutely wild with this unhinged interpretation of Infekto’s Fortune Teller.
Proper insane underground rave sounds, the track is flooded with rapid percussion, in-your-face bass, and effortless fusions of elements from an array of genres. Samurai Breaks does what sounds good to him. This could be jungle, breaks, bassline, acid rave sounds, and so much more.
He sticks all his influences in a pot, melting them together to create this somewhat intoxicated track that instantly makes you feel messy even when you’re sober.
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Tinted in pain, this spacey, dissociated track features lyrics about struggling with “chasin' pleasure” and “tryna live clean.”
Reflective and, at times, seeming hopeless, Benjamin A.D and Kojey Radical linked up on this track that details struggles with alcohol and substances as a vice for escaping problems but also indulging simply for pleasure. The lyrics cut deeper with “Don't know how to give it, but I really want the best for us” and when A.D mentions his son moments later.
The instrumental is beautifully arranged but sounds tired, perfectly matching the lyrics and creating a melancholy, pondering track.
Follow our Essential Listening playlists featured above to discover the best new tracks released each week, as curated by the Skiddle team.
Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.
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