New Dance Sounds: ZHU, Devault, Hayden James, Nicky Romero + More

A number of new records from a range of genres and tastes are out this week, find your new favourite track below!

ZHU feat. John The Blind – Monster [Astralwerks]

A stunning departure from ZHU’s dusky signature sound, ‘Monster’ is a sparkling, straight-up celebration of unconditional love. Teaming up with acclaimed artist John The Blind, ZHU continues to roll out terrfic music.

Devault feat. Kiiara – Never Felt Like This [Ultra]

Devault taps Kiiara for ‘Never Felt Like This’. The outstanding production is nothing new for Devault, however adding Kiiara vocals takes it to the next level. A must listen for fans of either.

Hayden James & Crooked Colours – Rather Be With You [Future Classic]

Hayden James links with fellow Aussies Crooked Colours for ‘Rather Be With You’. The driving house production is another solid one from James. Collaborating with Crooked Colours was a great decision as lead singer Phil Slabber’s vocal is a perfect addition.

Nicky Romero & MARF feat. Wulf – Okay [Protocol]

Nicky Romero does what he does best, a vibrant, melodic progressive anthem ready for festivals. ‘Okay’ is a collaboration with Dutch producer MARF and Dutch singer/songwriter Wulf. The track has a personal meaning to Nicky as it became close to his heart during the writing process. Lyrics tell a story about the importance of checking on your loved ones, which became even more important during the pandemic.

Dirty South – Viggo [This Never Happened]

Dirty South returns to This Never Happened to kick of his upcoming five-track EP. The first single is ‘Viggo’ and is another solid production from the Australian act. It showcases his talent for fine melodies and progressive productions.

Lister feat. Glenz – This Noise [CLUBWRK]

Lister returns to CLUBWRK, teaming up with Glenz on vocals for ‘This Noise’. Lister aimed to influence elements of drum and bass into his hard hitting, bouncy productions.

Leaving Laurel – Winter In The Woods [Anjunadeep]

Leaving Laurel unveil ‘Winter In The Woods’, a single from their album which will drop next week. Half of Leaving Laurel was Pierce Fulton, who tragically passed away in April after a struggle with his mental health. This track was inspired by the duo’s time isolated in the woods of Connecticut & Vermont. The record (and album) is an touching way to remember Pierce and the amazing music that he left the world.

Genix & Northling – Take Our Time [Anjunabeats]

Genix releases the next single from his upcoming album. He explained he received this brilliant demo from Northling and eventually, it evolved into ‘Take Our Time’.




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