New music Friday has been good to us this week, with a barrage of fresh tracks emerging like magic from the Internet ether. We’re sliding into the weekend with new music from Elderbrook and Diplo, Galantis and Yellow Claw, Walker & Royce, Hayden James and Benny Benassi, along with a new EP from Anna Lunoe and an album from Tritonal.
Whatever your taste, there’s something here to satisfy. These are the six best dance tracks out today.
Benny Benassi, “Inside”
The legend Benny Benassi is back with his first original release of 2019, “Inside.” Out via Ultra and created with frequent collaborator and fellow Italian Chris Nasty, the track is a futuristic electro-house jam assembled from bumping synths and a darkly soulful vocal cut. Turn this one up and set us loose on the dancefloor, because this track screams Saturday night.
Walker & Royce, “Uh-Oh”
Dirtybird welcomes back Brooklyn’s Walker & Royce for their Bodies Do the Talking EP, the duo’s first release on the label since 2017. The B-side of the two-track EP is “Uh-Oh,” an effervescently bouncy and quintessentially Dirtybird jam outfitted with squiggly effects and expertly placed finger snaps. This is dance music made to be played in the sunlight.
Elderbrook, “How Do You”
Two Grammy-nominated producers collide for one delicious groove. “How Do You” is driving but delectable, the latest release from London’s Elderbrook featuring co-production credits by newly minted house devotee Diplo. Elderbrook’s vocal skips around a buoyant horn lead, all of which is grounded by a muted but playful bass line. It’s subtle but danceable, a great balance of moods, and it’s out now on Big Beat Records.
Beshken, Aisle of Palm
After about four years of critically acclaimed singles and EPs, the New York producer follows through with a beautiful, moody and layered exploration of internal anxieties and audible wonder. Inspired by his own experiences with sleep paralysis, Aisle of Palm‘s 11 tracks are dreamy and luxurious, tempered by walls of percussion, booming bass and a sense of psychedelic gloom. We recommend the sumptuous intricacies of “Passion,” “Cursed” and “Know Your Name,” but the whole project deserves a good rinse.
Galantis & Yellowclaw, “We Can Get High”
Swedish dance-pop duo Galantis and Dutch bass masters Yellow Claw come together on a fresh sound that fuses summer exhuberance with trap-tinged rhythms. Galantis’ signature brightness washes over the hopeful sing-along, making the single perfect for pool parties, radio play or club remixes. “We Can Get High” is the latest in a string of broadening sounds from Yellow Claw. It’s out now on Big Beat Records.
Hayden James – Between Us
Australian breakout Hayden James proves himself as the latest head-turning talent from taste-maker favorite Future Classic. On his debut LP Between Us, sensual R&B beats, soulful disco shine and deep house tempos melt into a singular black light glow. The album’s 11 tracks exude perfectly aimless late night attitudes. Features include Elderbrook, Naations, Boy Matthews, Panama and more. Try on the retro synthwave swagger of “Nowhere To Go,” the quirky future bass of “Remember You” or the downtempo vibe of hit single “Just Friends.”