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saturday nite with… ICARUS

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After the success of singles “October” and “They Are Not Like You”, Bristol-based duo Icarus present their first new track of 2017: “King Kong”. Brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths have delivered a beast of a track, recalling the exuberant energy of Basement Jaxx or Groove Armada. “King Kong” exudes potent dynamism from every element of the production, from the booming bass to the urgent percussion.

“Last year we put out a lot of atmospheric stuff, but with ‘King Kong’ we’ve switched our style again,” explains Tom. “It’s something more experimental and more light-hearted. We don’t want to overthink it too much, and we don’t want to stick to one particular lane because we like writing all sorts of tracks.”

There’s much more to come from the ICARUS camp and their Fly Boy label in the near future. Already confirmed are two huge festivals: Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta this April, and then Croatia’s infamous Hideout Festival in June.

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ICARUS – HIDING (House/Electronica – UK)

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Hot on the heels of their recent single “They Are Not Like You”, Bristol-based production duo Icarus have released a brand new track ‘Hiding’, which sees brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths stripping their sound back to its dancefloor-orientated deep house essence.

“Hiding” kicks off with big drums and haunting looped vocals, which perfectly complement the hypnotic synth line that runs through the track from start to finish. The result is a forward-thinking slice of deep electronica with dark undertones and a very danceable beat.

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PNAU – CHAMELEON (Dance/Electro – Australia)

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Australia’s most loved electronic act PNAU is back with “Chameleon”, their first single in 4 years. This new electrifying tune is produced by Sam Littlemore (co-producer of PNAU’s 2007 self-titled album and now an integral part of the band) and features the addition of Kira Devine, previously a dancer and back-up singer for Lauryn Hill, on vocals bringing a new layer to the band’s vision.

To know PNAU is to know that their creative process cannot be bundled into just one song and this is why the single comes with a handpicked selection of remixes courtesy of some of the world’s most prolific DJs.

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ICARUS – THEY ARE NOT LIKE YOU (Electro/IDM – UK)

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After a busy summer performing at key festivals such as Bestival, Parklife and Lovebox, Bristol-based production duo Icarus return with new track “They Are Not Like You”. This emotionally charged cut sees the brothers further refining their skills, building on the sound they developed on recent tracks “October” and “Home”.

“They Are Not Like You” kicks off with a simple looped refrain and this hypnotic voiced slowly gives way to the main vocals. The lush production features a burbling distorted bassline and Icarus’s trademark syncopated live percussion. The result is one of their finest moments to date, further cementing their sound.

Icarus will be announcing a new autumn tour very soon. Follow them on Facebook for more info and check out their music on SoundCloud. Buy the new single on

LANE 8 – RISE (Electro/House – Germany)

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Based in Leipzig, Germany, Daniel Goldstein is Lane 8, a DJ / producer / songwriter whose cross-genre approach redefines the boundaries of house music. His singles have repeatedly topped the Hype Machine charts and his remixes for Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond and most recently Odesza have shown a knack for appealing to both mainstream and indie crowds, as well as his deep house base.

What sets Lane 8 apart from the crowded dance music scene is his ability to craft music that succeeds both in the club and on the iPod – a skill that has landed him widespread support from the likes of The Magician, Annie Mac and Pete Tong, who named him a “Future Star”.

Lane 8’s debut artist album, Rise, was released last July via Anjunadeep, one of the hottest electronic labels in the world, with Goldstein himself jokingly describing it as “dreamy back-rub house.”

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