Best New Dance Tracks Of The Week From SG Lewis, Dillon Francis With Illenium & Evan Giia & More

This Week in Dance Music: On the 20th anniversary of the RAVE Act, we took a deep dive into the rise of legislation and the dance promoters who came into DEA’s crosshairs, Calvin Harris teased a truly all-star upcoming collaboration with Halsey, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell, Beyoncé scored her first No. 1 on dance/electronic songs with the 90s house tribute “Break My Soul”, Insomniac Music Group signed a global administrative partnership agreement with Sony Music Publishing and ADE 2022 heralded a huge first wave of artist programming.

New music? We have that too. Let’s dig.

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SG Lewis, “Something About Your Love”

If SG Lewis’ “Something About Your Love” could be summed up in a single emoji, it would be the eyes of the heart – not just because this writer is in love, but because the song itself is a rush of sappy emotions that rom-com happy endings are done. The second half of Lewis’ double single “Missing You” / “Something About Your Love” (available now on Astralwerks), “Something” captures the essence of the craze in its groove of summery French touch, scintillating accents and noodle-hot keys the synths soar in euphoria as Lewis sings through a vocal filter: “I can’t find no words / Can’t tell you what makes it perfect / You’re the cure for pain… “

“It’s no secret that I’m a huge Daft Punk fan. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever done to pay homage to them,” Lewis says of the song. was listening Discovery a lot, and there is a specific technique for that. I cut out the sample of these 70s keyboards and percussion. It came together easily. Lyrically, it’s a pure admission of admiration for someone. — KRISTAL RODRIGUEZ

Dillon Francis, Illenium & EVAN GIIA

Dillon Francis is something of a companion to dance music, crossing genres as disparate as moombahton and house over his decade-plus career and collaborating with artists like Flosstradamus, Alison Wonderland and Valentino Khan. His latest, “Don’t Let Me Go” is a collaboration with future Illenium bassist and ever-awesome vocalist EVAN GIIA, who have all been playing this one in their respective sets for months. While sound is another new ground for Francis, it’s one he seems comfortable in, despite the apparent delays in this project.

“Did it take me more than two years to finish this song with Illenium and EVAN GIIA? You’re damn right, said Francis. “Do I think you need to verify that I can feel a sense of accomplishment in my life, that the two years of late nights and early mornings have not been for nothing and that I am worth a damn and that my mom and dad should be proud of me and that my brother has to let me go to buy him a new mountain bike because I supposedly broke it but it was already broken even though I don’t have a proof? Yes. Please. Thank you.” — KATIE BATH

Infected Mushroom & Bliss, “A Space Cookie”

Few artists can pull off a 10-minute multi-movement electronic epic. Again, few artists are Infected Mushroom. Psytrance leaders Isreali have been wowing fans and audiences with over-the-top stage production and concept radiators for 25 years. That’s longer than many modern festival kids have been alive, let alone delirious. In honor of this milestone, the duo have prepared a celebratory album, I AM 25and the album’s lead single, “A Cookie From Space,” is a thought-provoking, thought-provoking sonic journey suited to the stuff of legends.

“‘A Cookie from Space’ is a collaboration between us and Bliss, and it feels like a band all playing together,” the duo say. “It was our fourth or fifth collective effort! The title comes from the lyrics that say: “A space cookie melts your face”. Bliss wrote it, and when someone has a space mule, you don’t ask for the meaning, you just sit in awe of the inspiration that comes from its wondrous nature.

The release is available now on Monstercat, and the album should be complete in September. Get ready for takeoff and don’t put crumbs on the couch. – KAT BEIN

Eli & Fur, “Skyway”

If you’re going to create a deeply dreamy new track, arguably the best place to do it is from the equally dreamy summit of a snow-capped Italian mountain. That’s exactly what London duo Eli & Fur did during their recent set for Circle, during which the breathtaking beauty of their productions was matched only by the scenery itself. Aptly titled “Skyway”, the deep house track is available now through Cercle Records, a new venture from the famed French company that produces electronic sets in stunning locations around the world. Find Eli & Fur on upcoming dates, including Avant Gardner in New York, Sound in Los Angeles and Tomorrowland in Belgium. — K.Bath

Ewan McVicar, “Heather Park”

After nearly a year of begging from fans, a highly anticipated track from Ewan McVicar is finally making its way. “Heather Park”, the title track of his new EP (out now), has been closing the Scottish producer’s sets for a minute now, and on first listen, it’s obvious. The courageous, bright and piercing main melody lingers in the air like a fond memory. Add swelling strings and sprawling pads and you’ve got a heavy, open-air sound dappled with sweat and nostalgia.

Heather Park marks McVicar’s debut on Ninja Tune’s Technicolor imprint – a move that confirms why Billboard named him Dance Artist to Watch in 2022. More than a career milestone, it also hits a personal note: “Heather Park is the street I grew up on. I shared a room with my two brothers and we developed a family bond in this house like no other,” says McVicar. “Writing ‘Heather Park’ in my mind was the melody and I got as much emotion out of it as I could. With the name being inspired by our first family home, I wanted it to bring back all the great memories we had there. – and that’s where the thick bassline, strings and pads come in.” — KR

Lamorn, “Who We Are”

Strap on a helmet and get ready for the groovy ride of your life. Deadmau5 protege Lamorn, 19, isn’t legally old enough to drink, but he’s damn sure he got his funk license. “Who We Are” is the latest incredible release from the rising star, named one of Billboard‘s 21 Under 21 earlier this year. Beneath the track’s silky smooth disco surface, you’ll find growling bass lines, bright drum chops and a catchy vocal sample that will have you dancing to the airwaves. Lamorn is from the United States, but if you played us that song and told us it was the next wave of a French house takeover, we’d believe you. – K.Bein

Kygo and Dean Lewis, “Lost Without You”

The unstoppable Kygo teams up with Australian singer Dean Lewis, the kind of huge, emotional anthem that Kygo fans know and love. “Lost Without You” is the second single from the pair, who recently also dropped the equally soaring (and loving) “Never Really Loved Me.” It’s the icing on the cake of a big moment for Norwegian producer Kygo, who has just sold out his homeland’s biggest arena, hosted a music festival in the Hamptons and has dates to Osheaga, Lollapalooza and Life Is Belle on the schedule. — K.Bath

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