In scientific terms, a "nova" is a transient astronomical event that creates a bright, new star. It makes sense then that rising Finnish producer Yotto, currently in the midst of a career-expanding summer, is dropping a new track called "Nova."
Premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance today (Aug. 13), "Nova" is eight minutes of massive, driving melodic techno and the second release from Yotto's Odd One Out imprint, launched in July. It's late night music primed for packed dancefloors in dark clubs.
"Nova" follows July's "Shifter," which has gotten support from dance world VIPs including BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Patrice Bäumel, Joris Voorn, Kevin De Vries, Edu Imbernon and Lane 8. Additionally, 20,000 fans gave ther collective approval when Yotto dropped the track at Above & Beyond’s first ever Group Therapy Weekender at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State last month. (Watch hypnotic footage of that performance here.)
"Shifter" and "Nova" are the first two of four club-oriented singles Yotto is rolling out this year Odd One Out.
"After two weeks of running a record label," the producer says in a press release, "I can safely say I’m already reaching the skill set of Berry Gordy. The second installment from Odd One Out continues in the galactic zoo theme. Originally this piece was titled 'Ass Horn Track' — title did not test well with my focus group of elderly Finnish ladies so I switched it to ”Nova”. I like it, hope you do too."
Finally, Yotto's Odd One Out tour extends through December. Get a first listen of "Nova" below, and check out dates after the jump.
Yotto 2019 Tour Dates
Aug 31 – Electric Zoo, NY, USA
Sep 2 – Provincetown Boat Party, Boston, MA, USA
Sep 13 – Brown Alley, Melbourne, Australia*
Sep 14 – Greenwood Hotel, Sydney, Australia*
Sep 15 – Sub Rosa, Brisbane, Australia*
Sep 20 – Spin, San Diego, CA, USA*
Sep 21 – Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX, USA
Sep 27 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada*
Sep 28 – Theater On The Lake, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct 19 – WesterUnie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 26 – Freaky Deaky Festival, Houston, TX, USA*
Oct 30 – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, USA*
Oct 31 – Coda, Toronto, Canada*
Nov 01 – Soundcheck, Washington DC, USA*
Nov 15 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, USA*
Nov 22 – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA*
Nov 23 – Skyway Theatre Studio B, Minneapolis, MN, USA*
Dec 07 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA*
Dec 10 – Your Paradise Festival, Fiji