MP3 SELECTS : Playlists & New Music from Freddy Todd, Set Mo, & More
In the modern era, distribution services push out over 60,000 new tracks every single day. How do you cut through all the noise, select what to listen to, and boost your playlist game? Introducing MP3 SELECTS, our weekly rundown of new music in the festival sphere. Shuffle through this week’s selections on our MP3 SELECTS playlist and read more about this week’s round up below:
Freddy Todd — “ICKarus”
Freddy Todd reveals “ICKarus,” a hyper-pop, experimental bass, jazz, and indie fused single on Memory Palace Records, the esteemed label of Of The Trees. This release offers a genre-defying experience and is the second glimpse of his upcoming album, Chaos Hotline.
Influenced by Todd’s performances at festivals like Electric Forest and Okeechobee, this album reflects meticulous refinement and promises to push boundaries in the realm of electronic music.
Groove Shack, Jamek Ortega — “Confusion”
Since bursting onto the scene in late 2022, Groove Shack has garnered support from the likes of Black Coffee and Oliver Koletski, crafting a striking balance of house and techno. Now, he teams up with Afro house and melodic house maestro Jamek Ortega on “Confusion.” Released on the widely acclaimed Go Deeva Records, this riveting Afro house anthem melts spellbinding lyrics and a variety of crisp percussion together.
Barclay Crenshaw, TeeZandos — “Stay Together”
Barclay Crenshaw unveils the second single “Stay Together”, featuring TeeZandos, from his anticipated album, Open Channel. Teasing a diverse sonic journey, the track blends Crenshaw’s innovative production with TeeZandos’s dynamic flow. As Crenshaw embarks on his ‘Open Channel’ tour, expect an immersive experience blending nostalgia with future-forward sounds.
Set Mo — “Could I Be”
With over 100 million streams, a platinum plaque, and multiple golds on their wall, talented duo Set Mo has evolved into one of Australia’s most celebrated dance acts. Proving their production skill set and unique style of house once again, “Could I Be” is a feel-good track that is primed for its encompassing label, Club Sweat. It is impossible to resist the urge to dance when jamming out to this groovy house heater.
Skysia — “Aperture”
Skysia’s immaculate lead single, “Aperture,” highlights his highly anticipated EP Overture, recently launched under CloZee‘s renowned record label, Odyzey. The track is a passage of light in optical photographic instruments, with soothing vocals and resonating bass, marking the hero’s journey.
Chris Berner, Alessandro Pierozzi, Alex Vale — “Waiting”
Supplying the deep house vibes on this week’s release radar, “Waiting” is a mesmerizing collaboration of dreamy vocals from mia coolpa and emotive sound design. Despite all coming from different musical backgrounds, Chris Berner, Alessandro Pierozzi, and Alex Vale are a lethal combination when it comes to forging alluring basslines and layering effects across this new tune. Make sure to keep an eye out for these four ascending artists.
Hamdi — “Counting” (Sammy Virji Remix)
Sammy Virji‘s electrifying remix of Hamdi‘s “Counting” has officially dropped, adding a fresh twist to the highly anticipated Counting Remix EP on Deadbeats. Released last Friday, the EP features a star-studded lineup including Taiki Nulight, Simula, and P Money. Virji’s unique style promises to take Hamdi’s iconic track to new heights, making waves in the bass music realm.
Me & My Toothbrush — “Disco Ibiza”
Christian Beat Hirt has been a Swiss music icon since the 90s, launching his Me & My Toothbrush project in 2013 to focus on disco and new funk. With over 3000 compositions and productions, including a GRAMMY-nominated remix for Charlie Puth, and collaborations with Nora En Pure and EDX, Hirt’s influence extends across pop and dance music, shaping the global dance culture through his productions and labels.
“Disco Ibiza” is the latest display of sonic magic from Me & My Toothbrush, filled with thrilling horns, resonating percussion, and infectious synths.