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The latest single to be unveiled from the highly-anticipated edition of the vaunted Next Wave Records Mixtape Series, “U C ME” feat. LIA emerges as a bonafide display of production mastery from emerging producer Thomas White

Originally begun as a concept back in 2016, “U C ME” has been a work in progress for quite some time. “This is one of those tracks that has been floating around in my world for a while and has gone through a bunch of changes over time,” White shares, further revealing that “the concept originated when I started messing around with my own voice more.” With a large portion of sounds coming from simple macbook microphone recordings, White puts his ingenuity and creative charisma on fully display throughout his newest single, accentuating LIA’s emotional, haunting vocals with a series of glitchy sounds and eclectic sound design indicative of the immense talent he possesses. With the Next Wave compilation coming into shape, Thomas White’s “U C Me” is undoubtedly a worthy addition to the comprehensive project to come.

Joining forces for a surprise collaboration, multi-talented artist record producer josh pan teams up with the enigmatic, emerging talent known as FLAWED MANGOES for their new single “Show You.” “Show You” is an amorphous amalgamation of styles, featuring a scintillating vocal by josh, nestled by sweeping, emotional melodies provided by his counterpart. Out now on Next Wave Records, “Show You” is the latest single to be revealed from the newest highly-anticipated installment of Next Wave’s mixtape series.

Without a doubt, the latest record to drop from Next Wave Records further cementing it’s growing reputation as a home for eclectic and innovative music.

Tisoki joins forces with MineSweepa on “See You Again,” featuring David Kuncio on vocals. The compelling single is a clever melting pot of trap, hip hop and dubstep, melding lush breakdowns with captivating verses and jarring drops. “See You Again” is the third single to be unveiled from Tisoki’s forthcoming sophomore EP, due out this spring via Dim Mak. The UK-native is currently on tour stateside through May, with collaborator MineSweepa joining him as direct support on all stops. 

In both the U.S. and their native countries of Singapore and the Philippines respectively, MYRNE and Manila Killa have more than solidified their place as household names within the electronic music space. Having individually released their debut projects last year, the two producers come together to release Fluorescence, a two-track collaborative EP out now on the iconic Ultra Records.

With Manila Killa showing an appreciation for MYRNE’s sound and selecting him as to join his 1993 EP tour last year, the collaboration between these two artists seemed one that was inevitable. They come from similar backgrounds, having both dealt with the pressures and challenges that international artists face when attempting to breach the cultural divide in the states. “‘Fear’ and ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ are songs that encompass change and the experience of going through a transition of growth,” the pair shares, “these songs are explorations of influences that both of us bonded over when we toured together.” Singing and using their own vocals as a duet in the aptly-titled “Fear,” MYRNE and Manila Killa showcase their growing confidence as well-rounded artists unafraid to be their authentic selves. “Where Do We Go From Here” is their take on the progressive house era, a homage to the style that served as early inspiration to pursue their current endeavors.

Here to sweeten up the week with a buttery smooth new single from Rico & Miella. Adding to their already impressive playbook, the pair debut their newest, “Good Girl,” an irresistible pop treat laced with radio-ready vocals, an infectious melody, and a lush production to tie it all together.

Standing atop a mountain of accolades, Rico & Miella boast an impressive playbook. The New Jersey based musicians amassed over 25 million Spotify streams alone through their plethora releases on the likes of Armada, Sony, Protocol, and Revealed, just to name a few, and have collaborated with the likes of Feenixpawl, Thomas Gold, Seven Lions, William Black, and Trivecta, amongst others. The pair’s infectious new track is out now via Artist Intelligence Agency. Stream it below:

Benda is wasting no time between releases with the unveiling of his newest track “Faucet” ft. KiMo, out now on Thrive Music. The follow-up to his single “Free Smoke” a mere month ago, “Faucet” is the next explosive production to be shared from his forthcoming debut Bare Bones EP. 

“Faucet” is a step away from the predominantly electronic productions that have catapulted Benda into the limelight, showing off his acute understanding of hip-hop production techniques and creative versatility. Kimo’s cadence and lyricism are balanced perfectly by Benda’s hard-hitting bassline for a track that’s both club and mainstage ready. Armed with new music and a fresh, fearless outlook on producing a wide range of music, Benda’s time is now.