Seth Hills & Vluarr feat. Lucas Ariel – Calling Out, February 10th
After his impressive output of 2020, including the Void EP, Seth Hills has teamed up with Vluarr and Lucas Ariel for his first release of 2021: ‘Calling Out’. Discovering Vluarr last year, Hills instantly fell in love with his futuristic trap sound and decided to reach out to him. Connecting right away, the pair started experimenting with different sounds, wanting to combine both futuristic house and trap sounds. After a lot of different versions they were happy with the end result: something completely refreshing and new that would surprise everyone.
‘Calling Out’ was premiered by Martin Garrix during his Tomorrowland New Years Eve set. The track marks a new sound identity for Seth Hills, but still represents the same energy and drive he’s known for.
Matisse & Sadko – Meant To Be, February 12th
Matisse & Sadko are back on STMPD RCRDS with ‘Meant To Be’. The original demo for the track was created four years ago, inspired by the love for French electronic music of the late 90s. An instrumental version could already be heard during their Tomorrowland set in 2018. First thinking it should be an instrumental release, they later decided to add vocals. Finding a proper vocalist proved to be quite the challenge until they came across Erik Grahn, who turned an EDM demo into a radio-friendly track with a romantic vibe.
Martin Garrix first aired the track, dropping it as his intro ID during his set for the virtual Tomorrowland event during New Years Eve. Soon after, the track was circulating around the dance music community, who will surely be happy they can finally hear the track in its entirety now.