Sam Paganini shares ‘Bianca / One’ from upcoming album

Italian techno powerhouse Sam Paganini is teasing the release of his new album later in the year with two very different standout singles from it, ‘Bianca’ and ‘One’. They land on Jam on July 30th and give a fine taster of what to expect from the full length. 

For nearly 25 years, Paganini has been leading the underground scene from the front and headlining every major club and festival in the world, from Berghain in Berlin to Output and Cielo in New York and Fabric in London. In that time, the Italian has also released on influential labels like Drumcode, Plus 8 and Cocoon Recordings and is never far from the top 10 of the Beatport techno charts. As well as club-ready EPs, he has always showcased his fine studio craft on immersive full-lengths like 2014’s Satellite, 2017’s Zenith and 2020’s Reflections

Those albums evolved his famously percussive and harmonic sounds and explored downtempo and breakbeat as well as techno. ‘Rave’ from the Satellite album became an instant classic that has been viewed more than 43 million times on YouTube and stayed for more than 18 months in the overall Beatport Chart after being number 1 for over two months. Next to making techno, he has toured Italy as a drummer with a rock band and had a UK Club Chart #1 ‘Zoe’ under his Paganini Traxx alias in 1996.

The sublime ‘Bianca’ is an emotive track that is dedicated to Sam’s daughter, who was a newborn baby when it was written and is now seven months old. It has celestial chords reaching up to the heavens and is driven by silky breakbeats with a heart-aching vocal that really brings light and hope. This majestically light and airy track is sure to bring real spine-tingling emotions to any dance floor. 

‘One’ is all about taking you to the heart of an intense party. The pulsing synths and sci-fi chords bring cosmic energy to a rubbery baseline and prodding drums that never get up. It cannot fail to get you locked into the moment and lost in the music. 

These are two very different but equally vital new singles from a real techno mainstay. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamPaganiniOfficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sampaganini
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sam_paganini

Mikey Lion enlists Justin Martin and more on his debut ‘For The Love’ album

Love—it’s one of the strongest and most universal connectors in our world. It’s also the driving force behind everything Mikey Lion does, from the music he crafts to the events he runs as the leader of Desert Hearts, to the circles he keeps. To honor this all-encompassing force, the artist today releases the full rendition of For The Love, his debut studio album, and the 100th release on Desert Hearts Records.

STREAM ‘For The Love’: https://deserthearts.ffm.to/forthelove

For The Love is ultimately a culmination of the triumphs and tribulations Mikey Lion has faced through the years since he first set out to bring the mantra of House, Techno, Love to a global scale—and is also a marker of an artist just beginning to step into his own sonically. Its timeless influences and multifaceted, yet polished sound design point to an artist who’s put in the work to master his craft. Through painstaking detail, instrumentation, and arrangement, Mikey manages to tell years worth of stories in just nine compositions.

At the end of the day, the lesson remains: community comes first always, and the decisions we make should be guided by, if not entirely, For The Love

TRACKLIST: 

  1. Mikey Lion – Above The Clouds
  2. Mikey Lion, Justin Martin – Through The Fog
  3. Mikey Lion, Lubelski, Jackson Englund – When I’m With You
  4. Mikey Lion, Rybo – Meditation
  5. Mikey Lion, Sacha Robotti – Do or Die
  6. Mikey Lion – Spot Freak
  7. Mikey Lion – Burn With me
  8. Mikey Lion – For The Love of What?
  9. Mikey Lion, Lubelski – Talking To The Trees
  10. Oumou Sangare – Djoukourou (Auntie Flo Remix) (Mikey Lion Edit)

Mikey Lion
Spotify | SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Desert Hearts
Spotify | SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter