This Month In Music – January 2020

We’re only two-weeks into the new year and we’ve already had some pretty big releases, and it’s got me thinking that 2020 is going to be a huge year for music lovers. Things are going to change, they’re going to get competitive and they’re going to get real, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of the greatest stuff along the way.

Let’s dive into “This Month In Music” with Acid Stag

AMTRAC – Radical (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

I got pretty excited by this one when it popped up in my feed last week. Los Angeles DJ/Producer AMTRAC has teamed up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (aka T.E.E.D) for his latest single ‘Radical’ and if this is setting some kind of baseline for what we can expect in 2020 then we sure are in for quite a treat.

‘Radical’ will be seen on AMTRAC’s upcoming album “Oddyssey” which we can expect this Autumn! (stream via other platforms)

The Blaze – Somewhere (feat. Octavian)

French duo The Blaze are back with a brand-new single called ‘Somewhere’ which features the guest vocal work of London artist Octavian, and it’s sure to flick a switch in a few of you. These guys are renowned for their amazing music videos, and while there isn’t one for this song just yet I do believe they have one in the works – I’m hoping this is just the first tase of a new album as well! (stream via other platforms)

Tame Impala – ‘Lost In Yesterday’

Tame Impala (aka Kevin Parker) will be releasing a new album on February 14th titled “The Slow Rush”, and just last week he gave us another little teaser called ‘Lost In Yesterday’ which sure does seem to be fuelling the anticipation hype.

Tame Impala will be hitting the road across North America throughout March/August with Perfume Genius on support. (stream via other platforms)

Mura Masa – ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’

Mura Masa posted a note on Twitter last week saying “This one is really special”, referring to his latest single ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’, and I am inclined to agree with that statement.

He’s teamed up with Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice for classic duet vocal work and it’s just a really great song overall. It’s also the latest preview of his upcoming second album “R.Y.C” which will be hitting the stores later this week! (stream via other platforms)

070 Shake – ‘Guilty Conscience’

I’m sure you’ve all heard of 070 Shake by now but for those who haven’t she is someone that you will want to be aware of. The New Jersey artist will be releasing her new album later this week titled “MODUS VIVENDI”, and just last week she gave us this very cool music video for the album’s latest single, ‘Guilty Conscience’ – tell me she’s not one of the coolest people in the scene right now! (stream via other platforms)

Lane 8 – “Brightest Lights” (LP)

This is another one that I got pretty excited about this week. US producer Lane 8 has just dropped a brand-new album called “Brightest Lights” which features a very generous 13-track collection of his typically euphoric dance/electronica.

“Brightest Lights” features a few special guests including Arctic Lake, Jens Kuross, Kauf, Nevve and POLIÇA., and it is available everywhere now via Lane 8’s own label, This Never Happened. (stream via other platforms)

Oh Wonder – ‘Happy’

UK duo Ok Wonder have a new album coming our way next month called ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’ and in the lead-up to that they’ve just dropped this cute & funny music video for the album’s next single ‘Happy’.

It’s great to see artists having a bit of fun with their videos. (stream via other platforms)

Todd Terry – ‘Reaction’

Next up I have a brand-new track from the legendary Todd Terry to share with you. This eight-minute thumper is called ‘Reaction’ and its going to make a fine contribution to your party-playlists with its thick bassy beats and dance-inducing rhythms.

This is a killer track to kick-off the new year with, and hopefully it’s just the tip of the iceberg for Todd Terry releases!

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