New Music Friday is intense. Hundreds of songs drop from artists around the world, and you're supposed to somehow find the best ones. It's fun work, but it's time-consuming -- so we at Billboard Dance want to give you a hand. Each week, we sift through the streams and dig into the digital crates to present absolute must-hears from the wide breadth of fresh jams.
Sometimes New Music Friday is kind of quiet, and then sometimes everything drops all at once in a wonderful clamor of bleeps and bloops and bass. This Friday is one of those Fridays!
Today sees major releases in the form of Major Lazer's latest album Music Is the Weapon, a new single from Zedd, Tchami's long-awaited debut LP Year Zero, along with a pretty, glitchy ballad from Ninajirachi and Kota Banks, a rock-leaning banger from Sullivan King, a similarly rock-minded collab from Illenium and Tom Delonge, an excellent and highly sensual new track from Le Youth, a new album from the always delightful Autograf, a hypnotic thumper from boiish and a swirling anthem from trance titan Ferry Corsten.