After setting the tone with ‘Rules’ (feat. Chenai) at the end of 2019, Tensnake aptly followed suit today to show exactly why the coming year has his name written all over it. With a brand-new single called ‘Automatic’ (feat. Fiora), the German electronic music phenomenon not only delivers a single infused with bags of pop appeal, but also offers a sneak preview of his forthcoming artist album ‘L.A.’
Stealing the show with groovy bass swirls and striding vocals before the colorful lift-off, ‘Automatic’ adds radiance and spirit to the global nightlife scene. From its playful attitude to its club-tailored vibe, this track will prove a perfect prelude to an exciting year of releases ahead for Tensnake.
Talking about his upcoming artist album and its lead single, Tensnake said: "I have been impatiently waiting for this day to finally officially announce that a new Tensnake album is on the way. ‘Automatic’ is the first single and I couldn’t be happier to have it out now. The origins of this song go way back. It is a cover of one of my all-time favorite ‘80s songs, and Fiora and I recorded the vocals while we were working together on my debut album ‘Glow’ in 2013. I've always loved it, even though it did not make it onto my first album. So seven years later, I gave it a new treatment, reproduced the music, and now it’s finally coming out. I hope you like it as much as I do.”
After getting his first taste of critical acclaim with his ‘In The End (I Want You To Cry)’ EP in 2009, Tensnake has been cementing his status as a dance music pioneer every step along the way. The Hamburg-born DJ, producer and label boss secured U.K. chart success with 2010 single ‘Coma Cat’, officially remixed songs from the likes of Aloe Blacc (‘I Need A Dollar’, 2010), Lana Del Rey (‘National Anthem’, 2012), London Grammar (‘Hey Now’, 2014) and Duke Dumont (‘I Got You’, 2014), collaborated with Nile Rodgers, three-time Grammy-winner Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora and more for his debut album ‘Glow’ in 2014, and snatched up over 70 million streams on Spotify to date. And now with a brand-new artist album in the pipeline, Tensnake is taking all the right steps to ensure that this year will be his best one yet.
The Don Doctor P is back to drop pure fire with “Smoke & Flames,” featuring Manchester bass legends, Virus Syndicate.
P has come back strong after a huge 2019, including channeling his inner-Picto with drum and bass single “Voices,” big collabs with Franky Nuts and CRaymakand being the focus of many a remix, proving how highly regarded he is as a bass artist. Notorious for their fusion of UK hip hop and bass music,Virus Syndicate lend their vocals on this bass driven juggernaut of a track. With live dates across Europe, U.S. and Australia, and a string of releases with bass labels including “Disciple” and “Never Say Die,” the bass outfit are constantly pushing boundaries.
In 2012, Animal Mineral Vegetable Pt.1 was unleashed onto the world giving fans four tracks which helped change the landscape of bass music. Now 8 years on, we are excited to announce Part 2, featuring the colossal singles released over the course of 2019, plus previously unreleased heaters. Keep it locked for “Smoke & Flame,” out now, and Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 2 album in March 2020.
Kevin Saunderson prepares to kick off the 2020 KMS calendar strong, dropping a collaboration with one of the U.K.’s most sought-after DJ/producers on the circuit: TRICK label head Patrick Topping.
"Frisk" is not the first sighting of the guys joining forces as Patrick played on Kevin’s Origins stage at Detroit’s Movement Festival in 2018. Kevin carefully curates the Origins line-ups to reflect his vision of artists that have built fruitful legacies, who are making waves in the present and driving the scene forward.
Kevin Saunderson: “Patrick Topping is the present and the future, there’s no doubt about it. He played a fantastic set for Origins, and we completely connected. He’s a straight-up, humble guy, who makes straight-talking music, which is why we aligned so well in making this track.”
Patrick Topping: “It’s obviously a massive dream to collaborate with Kevin Saunderson. Inner City’s ‘Big Fun’ was one of the first House tracks I ever fell in love with. It’s an honour to work with one of the inventors of Techno, as I’ve been a massive fan for years.”
"Frisk" is straight fire, and a hefty weapon to work the clubs with. KMS favorite Justin Cholewski once again delivers the goods on remix duty, adding a darker edge to the original like he did on Inner City’s most recent single, "Believe".
Conrank kicks off 2020 with new single “NO!,” joining forces with the Denver bass producer Mersiv. The track, a huge fan favorite, fuses both producers’ expertly crafted bass designs and has caused many throwdowns on the dance floor over the summer.
Conrank had a huge 2019, releasing track “Forget Today” on the UKF10 album celebrating 10 years of the massively influential bass channel, a remix from legendary drum and bass producer TC for “Drum In Time” and debut album “What’s a FKNG Conrank”. Not to mention a US and Canada tour of his own, even making time to join label mate Funtcase on his DPMO tour!
Mersiv has been making waves in the bass world for some years now with his Mersiv Sound Project, bringing his ‘pretty-dark-loud’ style of bass music to the masses. His latest single, “Beautiful & Filthy”, was released on renowned bass label Wakaan. He also embarked on a North American tour and released his EP “Digital Eden”. Be ready for January 17th 2020 when these two influential artists team up for “NO!”
It’s been almost three months since Armin van Buuren unleashed his seventh artist album, and ‘Balance’ is still lighting up the electronic dance music realm. After unveiling the ‘Balance’-themed murals in New York, Mexico City and Amsterdam, launching a full-fledged ‘Balance’ escape room in the Dutch capital, seeing the album gain the certified gold status in the Netherlands within five days and evoking a truckload of magical moments through album track features in live shows across the globe, Armin van Buuren is adding even more fireworks into the mix by launching the first batch of ‘Balance’ remixes.
For the remixes, Armin van Buuren called upon the specific remix skills of several of dance music’s finest. Offering up imaginative new directions of respectively ‘Mr. Navigator’, ‘It Could Be’ and ‘Runaway’, i_o, Genix and Erly Tepshi adopt a more club-suited approach.
Between Genix’s dark Techno-tinged version of ‘It Could Be’ and Erly Tepshi’s atmospheric take on ‘Runaway’, i_o delivers a ferocious remix of Armin van Buuren and Tempo Giusto’s ‘Mr. Navigator’. Driven by bulldozing kick-bass combos, crude hi-hats and the raw vocals of the original, this edit brings with it a natural aptitude for dance floor domination due to its extreme amounts of energy and power. All combined, this first batch of remixes ensures bags of mainstage appeal and fist-pumping crowds as far as the eye can see.
Armin van Buuren
STANDERWICK has been a genuine force to be reckoned with in the Trance realm for years, but that doesn’t mean he shies away from a bit of experimentation here and there. When asked to deliver a trademark remix of Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge’s ‘Kingdom United’ album single ‘Never Before’ (feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn), the U.K. DJ and producer rode the wave of inspiration to whip up an additional version: the STANDERWICK Chill Mix.
Deep-diving into his creative mojo, STANDERWICK shows a new side to his production prowess with this radiant rendition of Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge’s ‘Never Before’. With classic, smooth-as-silk leads, Jonathan Mendelsohn’s striding vocals and quirky beats, this remix is the sonic equivalent to a clear blue sky.
STANDERWICK: “It is always the greatest of pleasures to remix a tune of Gareth’s and this time from both himself, Ashley Wallbridge and Jonathan Mendelsohn, a song taken from their recent album. I was asked to do an uplifting remix of the tune and found myself playing with a more chill-out idea as well. I was absolutely delighted that Garuda were into both of my remixes and that both will see a release on the label. Happy days!”
Night Mode has been steadily carving out its eclectic catalog with two disparate but very much relevant releases since its launch. Next up, they are dipping across the pond to showcase the sound of London-based artist Atrip.
The new video game-centric imprint is placing its sights on ATRIP for their third release. He's been hammering out rave-ready originals to buzzing labels from the likes of Jauz's Bite This, Dim Mak, Good Enuff and more. His sound bridges his affinity for throwback textures and his European influence, which come together to create a unique house sound that pushes the envelope.
His "Bend It" offering is a high-octane record, fueled by a twerked up vocal that is propped up by shuffling drums, chopped up vox, broken beat fills, mad sirens, and a wicked energy that has made ATRIP stand out from the get-go.
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Since first breaking into the scene in 2018, LP Giobbi has become one of the fastest-rising artists in the global electronic realm. She ended 2019 on a high note with both Billboard Dance and Your EDM anointing her as an emerging artist to watch and rung in the new decade with an acclaimed performance at SnowGlobe.
The DJ, pianist, and producer kicks off the new decade with a fiery new single, “Gas Me Up,” featuring frequent collaborator hermixalot, her second single on Thrive Music that’s out today. Spotlighting LP’s rattling percussion, deep subsonic bass lines, playful piano loops, and Hermixalot’s bombastic vocals, “Gas Me Up” is sure to dominate dance floors this season. The release follows Giobbi’s recent collaborations with Crush Club on the techno driven “Angel” and TT the Artist on the frenetic single “Jungle Queen.”
Of the track, hermixalot says, “Gas Me Up” started as a joke song called Peanut Butter Mood. We were in the studio with our friend Jeffrey and he was obsessed with the fact that I worked at Jamba Juice when I was a teenager and they had a smoothie called Peanut Butter Moo’d. So originally, and admittedly after a couple of bourbons, I recorded an entire song about a love affair I had with a coworker. It was really silly. We had so much fun in the studio that day. Later, LP extrapolated what became ‘Gas Me Up.’ The original line is actually ‘gas me up, I am the gas, pour me up, I am the juice, it’s a peanut butter mood.’ I think we ended up going out that night to party, so it really captures our pre-party vibes. The song became a pre-party anthem for us, and I think that’s the energy it’ll bring to people that listen to it. I hope it becomes every friend group’s jam when they’re getting ready to go cause trouble with the squad.”
Giobbi will be joining Anderson.PAAK, Kurt Vile and others this weekend at 4XFar Festival this Saturday from 12-12:45 in Coachella Valley, CA.
LP Giobbi is the forward-thinking, boundary-breaking artist disrupting dance music today. Widely known for her bass-rattling house beats and electrifying live performances, the Oregon-born, LA based legend in the making is a "creative multi-hyphenate" (Billboard): producer, DJ, label owner, curator, music director, feminist, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed 'Piano House Queen.'
She's become one of the fastest-rising artists in the global electronic realm, with both Billboard Dance and Your EDM anointing her as an emerging artist to watch for 2020. Having already crushed sweaty clubs nationwide and massive festival stages including Coachella, HARD Summer, MTV's SnowGlobe, and Moogfest, LP Giobbi is today taking over dance floors the world over. In addition to LP playing piano, she adds a Roland TR8S Drum Machine and a Roland TB-03 bass line synth. This allows her to get beyond the decks and create tracks live in the moment.
On any given track, LP can transform thumping house melodies into rapid-fire jungle rhythms, always keeping her signature songwriting skills and laser-cut production prowess at the core. She debuted "Amber Rose" her first single in 2018, which was praised by tastemaker media Paper and DJ Mag. "Dejala Pasar’ 2019 saw the producer releasing a series of singles “Ready to Go” and "’Slither In" and she closed out the year collaborating with Baltimore club queen TT The Artist for the single "Jungle Queen," the first installment in a series of forthcoming singles she's releasing on the trendsetting dance label Thrive throughout 2020.This was followed by the driving techno-funk cut "Angel," a collaboration with NYC alt-dance duo Crush Club, which was featured as the lead single off the celebrated Workout Series compilation from Club Sweat, a sublabel of Australian tastemaker imprint Sweat It Out!
On the musical front, LP Giobbi is a co-owner of Animal Talk, the artist collective she co-founded with Grammy-nominated electronic duo Sofi Tukker. Part publishing company (joint venture with Third Side Music), part event brand, Animal Talk is at the forefront of emerging electronic scenes and sounds around the globe. An ardent feminist and an advocate for gender equality, LP Giobbi is also the founder of FEMMEHOUSE, an educational platform created to address the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by empowering womxn to learn the language of the studio. Launched at Moogfest 2019, FEMMEHOUSE leverages her extensive network of artists to lead immersive workshops, which cover practical recording skills and studio production techniques like MIDI and vocal-based production and songwriting.
After closing the year in style with one of his most empowering singles to date, ARTY has called upon his gifted peers to pick up where the sonic wonder of 2019 left off. Now with fresh reimaginations from Sultan + Shepard, Felon and RetroVision, the electronic music phenomenon’s ‘Daydreams’ single with Cimo Fränkel returns to the spotlight to both get the year off to a great start and warm up the crowd for more ARTY music to come soon.
Listen to ARTY feat. Cimo Fränkel – Daydreams (Remixes)
As fans have already gotten a taste of the renditions of Sultan + Shepard and Felon, the ‘Daydreams’ remix pack conjures up a wave of recognizability whilst ensuring full-scope dance music madness. With all artists adding their own distinct color to the single’s canvas – and Sultan + Shepard even injecting the unique sound of their recently released ‘Echoes Of Life’ album into the remix – the single comes alive once more in shapes and forms that’ll make the song flourish in every corner of the dance music realm.
As explained by ARTY when ‘Daydreams’ was first released, the original songs revolves around the fact that we all go through hard times in our lives, the times when we lose the desire to live and stop enjoying all of the little things that made us happy before. But then one day, a person shows up in your life that changes everything, showing you the right path, that there's still a light and that you should never stop dreaming. To help the song reflect this hidden message, ARTY joined forces with singer-songwriter Cimo Fränkel, who co-wrote Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’ (certified gold in the U.S., over 650 million streams worldwide). And now with Sultan + Shepard, Felon and RetroVision on remix duty, the song is set to reach even more people with its empowering message.
Sultan + Shepard
Drawing inspiration from the numerous musical influences he indulged in growing up in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Brando is releasing his first single of 2020, ‘Look Into My Eyes’. The record was produced by the Amsterdam born DJ/Producer Avedon with input from guitarist Camden Bench. ‘Look Into My Eyes’ started off with the idea of flipping the ‘90s record ‘Would I Lie To You Baby’ by the UK duo Charles & Eddie. The end result is a range of cool vibes that dictate the groove with an innate catchiness that makes the track itself stand apart from the original and is perfect for the global dance music scene.
For those unaware, Brando was the voice behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury's multi-million-streaming hit ‘Body’ (well over 600 million streams on Spotify) and Don Diablo’s ‘Congratulations’, the latter of which is currently climbing the U.S. Mediabase Dance Chart through a surge of radio plays.
Listen to Brando – Look Into My Eyes
After making waves on an international scale with ‘Body’ and more recently ‘Congratulations’, Brando is also a prolific songwriter and was part of the team that penned the Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine smash ‘I’m Not Alright’ which is a top 10 record on US Dance charts. Amplifying the momentum generated through his earlier collaborations, Brando’s return to Armada Music means the birth of another sure-fire dance anthem.
Brando: “I wanted to write a song that conveyed the current lifestyle that I’ve stumbled into, one in which I’m often performing at clubs late at nightand I observe guys who have a girlfriend back at home worried about whether their boyfriend out cheating. I wanted to capture that tension in a relationship where you really have to trust your partner will do the right thing.”
While his immediate pipeline is stacked full of more amazing collabs with artists such as Matoma and BRKLYN, he’s also in the studio finishing up an EP for release later this year. Fans will be excited to know Brando is working on tour dates that will be announced soon, as he’s ready for the world to discover what he’s all about, starting with his first single of 2020: ‘Look Into My Eyes’.
Gareth Emery has long been touted a grandmaster of Vocal Trance, and today’s release on his Garuda label sees him validate that status once more. Created in tandem with DJ/producer NASH and singer-songwriter Linney, ‘Yesterday’ already won over the crowd through Gareth Emery’s stunning Laserface show in Minneapolis (with Linney singing live and NASH stagediving into the crowd) and is bound to reach even greater heights now that the song is officially out.
Listen to Gareth Emery & NASH feat. Linney - Yesterday
From the touching piano tones and Linney’s empowering vocals to the melodic lift-off, ‘Yesterday’ symbolizes a much-needed step forward into the light. A signature Gareth Emery production embellished with the touches of NASH, this track fuels the fire and pushes on those who held back at the turn of the road.
Gareth Emery: “I was so stoked to work with Linney and NASH as I've loved both of their work for ages. Super happy with the way this song turned out! We debuted this at Laserface in Minneapolis and it was a proper moment.”
NASH: “I am so excited for the release of ‘Yesterday’, as it's been a pleasure working with Gareth again on this tune. It's an absolute melodic monster that will have everyone singing at the top of their lungs to Linney's amazing vocal.”
Linney: “Working with Gareth and NASH has been an incredible experience and I’m honored to be a part of this beautiful song! For me, the song is about recognizing and being grateful for everything I’ve come across in my life – both good and bad – and allowing that to push me forward to forge new paths, to create more deeply, to give more freely and hopefully inspire others along the way.”
Gareth, NASH & Linney
walking out in the cold cold night
too far gone to make things right
but the world it feels so bright
and nothing’s as it seems
i knew we’d be here again
another day on another plane
i’m heading home
and that won’t change
and nothing’s as it seems
no nothings as it seems tonight
in every word we say
will keep the world at bay
and when the crowds all fade to grey
we’ll walk away from yesterday
we’ll walk away from yesterday
i knew we’d be here again
another day on another plane
im heading home
and that won’t change
and nothing’s as it seems
For his first release of the New Year, Jason Ross has teamed up with one of his favorite collaborators, Dia Frampton, to release the title track from his first full-length artist album, “1000 Faces.” The LP will be released January 24 on Ophelia, representing the flourishing young label’s first foray into full-length releases.
Out now on Ophelia Records
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Jason Ross’ 1000 Faces tour tickets on sale now HERE
Additional Dates Announced January 14
The partnership Jason has forged with Dia is emblematic of his new approach to producing and crossing genres. Over the past few years, he’s created many new relationships with writers, singers and producers, but his collaborations with Frampton have proved particularly fruitful.
"Dia has been one of my favorite people in this industry since the first time we talked, right after I remixed her track with Illenium," described Jason. "The moment I heard this vocal, I was blown away and knew we had a big one on our hands."
The two join forces to create another powerful future bass track that combines feelings of longing with energetic and euphoric drops. Stabbing arpeggios penetrate the soundscape, while the juxtaposition of emotion and heavy bass exemplify Jason’s command and vision for his new style. From this production, to all the ones preceding and to follow, it leaves little wonder why Seven Lions has long-identified Jason as a leading artist for his label.
“1000 Faces” is the final single of his album campaign, following up on “When The Night Falls (featuring Fiora), “One That Got Away” (a collaboration with Dabin and Dylan Matthew), and “Known You Before” (created with Seven Lions and Emilie Brandt). 1000 Faces the album will be released January 24, with North American tour dates beginning February 14th.
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After a whirlwind 2019, which saw Eric Luttrell release his acclaimed debut solo album ‘Into Clouds’ on Anjunadeep, the prolific San Francisco native makes a swift return to the UK imprint with his second LP ‘Lucky Ones’. Kicking off this spring, Eric embarks on his most extensive headline tour to date, with 23 North American shows revealed so far, which includes a performance at the iconic Coachella festival, with more to be announced.
Album out March 13, 2020, via Anjunadeep
Pre-order the LP here
Lead single ‘My Friend The Sun’, out today (January 8)
First breaking into electronic music as part of the OWSLA-affiliated trio The M Machine, Eric launched his solo project in 2016 with the widely supported ‘Need You’ EP, while Anjunadeep catalog favorites ‘Generate’ EP and Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World 'Intergalactic Plastic’ followed in quick succession. Now with his highly-praised debut album under his belt, which reached #2 on iTunes Dance Album charts in USA and Canada and #8 in the Official UK Dance Album Charts, Luttrell’s unique brand of quirky melodic house and techno has cemented his name as one of the scenes most hotly tipped talents; opening doors to working with Moby, Tycho, Jai Wolf, and Blossoms all of whom commissioned remixes from Eric.
Whereas ‘Into Clouds’ examined the transitional periods of life, and was reflective of Eric’s mindset at the time of recording, ‘Lucky Ones’ is a celebration. Anchored in themes of gratitude, the LP is a collection of 11 meticulously crafted cuts which see him draw from a deep pool of personal influences, including the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and The Prodigy, his love for San Francisco and Burning Man, time spent as a student in Berlin, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and even winning the US TV game show, The Price Is Right.
Luttrell offers up a first taster of his new LP with the new club cut, ‘My Friend The Sun’. Bolstering an enigmatic vocal sample with an array of percussion and catchy synth stabs, Luttrell’s first album single demonstrates why he’s been championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Phil Taggart, Kolsch, Lane 8, Mixmag and Billboard, and marks a statement return for the San Franciscan ahead of his anticipated second studio album.
‘Lucky Ones’ is available to pre-order now via Anjunadeep, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2x12” Vinyl with Luttrell motif die-cut slipcase.
IN / ROTATION is excited to put out its first release of the year and they are leaning on Milan-based producer Back2Black who links up with Kage on "So Dope".
Back2Black is a house music producer that has been catching some mean heat in recent days, having taken his forward-thinking bass house sound to esteemed labels like Gold Digger Roces, Howshood, and noir sur blanc. He's been pretty active on the collab tip, too, with previous jaunts popping off with MNNR, Pandaboyz, Sony Banks, Styline and the list continues to grow. The next co-produced joint he's cooked up sees him linking with a fast-rising figure from the shadows who goes by the name of Kage and has an equally unique sound that has found him on labels like Confession, Revealed Recordings, Riotville and Monstercat.
"So Dope" is a menacing house cut that is not messing around. Back2Black and kage kick out an amped-up groove fueled with staccato vocal hits, aggressive low-end growls and sinister textures lurching over the driving rhythm.
Coming off the madness of his World of Slime tour, which has become his biggest headline tour to date, SNAILS shares his highly anticipated World of Slime EP, a jam-packed eight track EP, full of SNAILS’ signature wubs alongside collaborations with some of bass music’s finest artists. The EP features three new singles - “Grime Rate,” “Tear It Up” and “Snailephant VIP.”
Kicking off the EP is a SNAILS and Barely Alive collaboration "Grime Rate" which has other worldly and insanely heavy drops, followed by the recent single with Kill The Noise & Sullivan King "Front To Back.” Next up is the recently released“System Overload” featuring Kompany & Virus Syndicate, and previous single“RKO” featuring Rico Act.
Another new release is “Tear It Up” featuring Carbin and Big Ali that has earth-shattering bass that will leave fans weak in the knees, then the hit “SNAILCLOPS” featuring Subtronics and “Jackhammer” featuring Krimer. Last on the tracklist is “Snailephant VIP” featuring Wooli, a special version of the track that SNAILS has been playing out for months, and one that fans have been eagerly waiting on.
“So excited to finally be dropping the World of Slime EP and share these insane collabs with the world! It was awesome getting to work with some of my biggest influences for this project. Welcome to the World of Slime!!” - SNAILS
In addition to new music and his biggest tour yet, SNAILS just dropped the second volume of his The Shell comic book series called MISSION: SLUGGTOPIA. Check it out here. Join King Slugz as he travels back to where it all began. What secrets does The Shell still hold? Can Sluggtopia be saved once and for all? There's only one way to find out!
SNAILS is currently wrapping up his World Of Slime tour with closing out shows coming up in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and more. The tour features state of the art holographic technology, brand new visuals and SNAILS’ custom Shell 2.0 stage production creates a more immersive environment for attendees. Tickets are on sale here and preview the tour visuals here on SNAILS’ Instagram.
"Another Me" - the massive collaboration between bass music kings Seven Lions, Excision and Wooli - now has an acoustic version to pull at fans' heartstrings. The vocalist on the original track Dylan Matthew has become a familiar and beloved name in dance music, having worked with the likes of Diplo, Kayzo and Gammer and is currently on tour with SLANDER.
Out now on Ophelia Records
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In this re-interpretation, Dylan brings a delicate but also powerful piano rendition of one of the year's biggest dance music collaborations. This is his second acoustic treatment of an Ophelia track, with his first being a flip of the label favorite "First Time" by Seven Lions, SLANDER and Dabin.
The UK bass ace Moody Good has been on a tear recently, pushing his boundless low-end sound onto massive imprints from the likes of Never Say Die to Deadbeats. He's also become a frequent flyer over at the Gud Vibrations camp, with his latest offering there saw him joining forces with Slander to create a towering wall of dubstep that was reinforced with heartfelt emotion. Now a month later, he returns to the fold but is now bringing along the galvanizing skills of the formidable force that goes by the name of Leotrix.
Stream/Download Crackshot everywhere!
"Crackshot" is a blunt shot straight the dome, opening with an ominous intro that quickly descends into an abyss of teeth-grinding bass. The sinister melody makes a second appearance for a short-lived breather, until the boys bring that blunt force back for another round. It's a potent pairing, and the proof is in the subwoofers.
For it's sophomore release, Night Mode is leaning on the legend Feed Me to put his diverse skills to the test.
Insomniac Music Group recently welcomed a new label into its network called Night Mode, founded by Twitch streamer Jericho and the Disciple Recs manager Daniel. The label's main mission at hand is to tie both the dance music scene with the video game community, and they set sail recently with Unlike Pluto's dark and brooding house offering "Everything You Need."
Now, Feed Me is stepping into the frame and the UK dynamo is delivering big on the feels with an emotive and driving progressive single at once catchy and complex. Not an easy feat to accomplish, but he pulls it off effortlessly. Check out this vocal-driven anthem - Little Space.
Closing out the year for Insomniac Records is Russian duo Volac, who are turning in a double-sided single with a strong feature on each.
Moscow based electronic duo VOLAC drop their latest two track EP on Insomniac Records. After recent collaborations with the likes of Dustycloud, Maximono, Proxy, and Bruno Furlan, the boys now come together with Canada's Neon Steve and Rumpus (complimented with the vocals of Rhiannon Roze) for 'Feel The Beat'. While on the B-side they've joined forces with Melbourne's own Stace Cadet for 'Super Cute'. The result is one hell of a double offering and a head turning EP from the Russians!
Some songs take ages to perfect, to get to the point where it reflects the artist’s musical direction and delivers the vibe and feel that its creator envisioned. Such is the case with Zack Martino and singer-songwriter Lenii’s ‘Crave U’, which had been in the making for a whopping seven years until Zack Martino saw the record take shape during his live masterclass for Armada University, Armada Music’s online producer platform. And today, that single has finally come to see its release on Armada Music, coinciding with the start of the pre-order window for Zack Martino’s music production masterclass for Armada University.
Listen to Zack Martino feat. Lenii – Crave U
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Featuring the disarming vocals of Lenii on a backdrop of addictive harmonies and catchy organ stabs, ‘Crave U’ is about being obsessed with the idea of someone and wanting what you can’t have. Zack Martino used the song’s framework as a starting point for his masterclass for Armada University, which was shot live in one of the two production studios in Armada Music’s HQ in Amsterdam. That studio session proved key into shaping the song into its current form, a grade A song that has all it takes to make music lovers go wild.
Zack Martino: “Making this record was a really unique process. After producing four different versions, I feel like this one represents my direction as an artist the most. The dark ambience of the record worked so well with Lenii’s storyline, which really brought the vision to life.”
Lenii: “I wrote the first verse of ‘Crave U’ in Ireland when I was 15. A few years later, when I moved to New York, a mutual friend sent over Zack’s instrumental and his dark production just fit the lyrics perfectly. This was a very unique process because even though we both live in New York, the final version was made in Amsterdam over facetime. I'm very excited that it's finally out.”
Having enjoyed great success on the airwaves, young NYC native Zack Martino truly is a star on the rise. With his unique and recognizable sound, he has gained over one million monthly listeners on Spotify and racked up a total of over 50 million streams, all the while dropping head-turning remixes of Armin van Buuren’s ‘Lonely For You’, Galantis’ ‘Rich Boy’ and The Chainsmokers’ ‘Paris’. His track ‘Hold On To Me’ was considered for a Grammy for “Best Dance Recording” and reached #1 on U.S. Dance Radio and #3 in Billboard’s Dance chart, while his recent collaboration with VASSY, ‘Doomsday’, hit #1 in Billboard’s Dance/Club Songs chart in October 2018 and was also considered for a 2019 Grammy award.
Lenii (Ellen Murphy) is a singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cork, Ireland. After indulging in classical violin lessons at age 4 and piano and guitar later on, Lenii first left home at age 15, moving to New York City to learn music production and DJing whilst subsequently spending years in the electronic music scene featuring as a singer and producer on multiple dance records. She spent the past year writing and producing for many developing and established acts, and with successful past releases of her own (incl. becoming the runner-up in the International Songwriting Competition), 2019 marks the beginning of a new chapter for her artist project.
Tritional seems to never stop giving their listeners more and more! On December 6th, Tritonal are sharing the Alpha 9 remix of their hit “Never Be The Same,” and on December 13th PROFF and Crystal Skies will share their takes on the single.
The Texas duo's first release following their triumphant 'U & Me' album, 'Never Be The Same' was a smash new single from in-form Tritonal, complete with luscious vocals from American singer Rosie Darling.
Now Russian producer and Progressive Trance heavyweight ALPHA 9 takes the reigns, crafting a dynamic remix with 80's synth influences that will blow you away. Meanwhile, fellow Russian producer PROFF follows with a darker Progressive take, giving the track a melodiously minor vibe, and contributing an extra dub version for good measure. To round out the remix package, Crystal Skies close proceedings with their boisterous, impeccably-produced remix featuring roaring synths and an explosive vibe.
On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Anjunabeats is proud to welcome another trailblazing artist to its ever-growing label family, Justin Blau, a.k.a. 3LAU.
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Sharing the same indie-spirited nature as label founders Above & Beyond, 3LAU has become one of the most recognizable artists in the global dance scene, reworking some of the biggest artists in pop music and headlining international festival brands including EDC, Ultra and Electric Zoo.
His Blume recordings imprint was set up as the first not-for-profit dance record label in 2016, releasing Justin’s debut LP ‘Ultraviolet’ in 2018. His charitable endeavors have raised over £200,000 for causes like Pencils of Promise and cancer research and early detection related charities.
3LAU’s Anjunabeats debut ’Tokyo’ has plenty of hallmarks from label classics; a spirited vocal courtesy of Sydney musician XIRA, a story of love and longing spanning across the globe and a rolling dance floor energy.
"Over the past 9 years that I’ve been touring, Tokyo has become my favorite city to visit. It somehow manages to balance deep historic culture with futurism, modern architecture, and efficiency," explains Justin. "I wanted this song to capture the essence of a night in Tokyo, and what it feels like to be both enchanted by and lost in an unfamiliar place. I’m especially excited to be releasing Tokyo on Anjuna, as I’ve been a fan of Above & Beyond and many other Anjuna artists like Lane 8 & Audien for quite some time. This song is definitely the perfect entry point for me to join the Anjuna fam.”
3LAU ’Tokyo’ featuring XIRA is available to download and stream on Anjunabeats now, with Justin closing the year with shows in Texas and New Mexico
18 months after the release of his debut LP, ‘Illusion Of Perfection’, San Francisco’s prolific Spencer Brown announces a new mix album on Anjunabeats: ‘Stream of Consciousness’.
Providing a deeper insight into his creative world than his first extended outing ’Illusion Of Perfection’, Spencer has once again delivered a fresh take on a classic format - the mix album.
Few artists put such emphasis on allowing their DJ craft to inform their studio output. With a passion for extended live sets, Spencer blurs the lines between deep house, progressive and trance to keep those performances fresh and clubbers locked in from start to close.
From the angst of ‘Long Way From Home’ (alongside label heads Above & Beyond), to the driving energy of underground hit ‘Windows 95 On Acid’, Spencer is making waves: the former becoming a playlisted record on Sirius XM BPM, the latter a record box mainstay for Eric Prydz, Calvin Harris, Sasha and Deadmau5 and a number 1 techno release on Beatport.
Meticulously crafted through no fewer than 329 revisions, ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is a wide-ranging exploration of Spencer’s sound in 2019. From the serene soundscape of ‘SF to Berlin’ alongside label-mate and regular studio partner Ben Böhmer, to the peak-time progressive energy of Wilt Claybourne collaboration ‘Womaa’, the energy ebbs and flows, but never loosens its grip.
Spencer applies his own spin to breakbeat with ‘Chance On Us’, while ‘Pursuance’ with rising Anjunadeep star Marsh is a 90’s-flavored rave cut.
Spencer explains his love of the mix format…
"The mix album took 329 revisions to finalize. I’m a control freak with my mixes—it's deeply ingrained in my creative process. With that in mind, I didn’t send any tracks to anyone for mix help, and I created and mixed 100% of the final product.”
He adds, “Creating an album of radio-edited singles has never interested me creatively. I prefer to craft music that keeps my listener in a flow state—working, studying, traveling, exercising, dancing, whatever it may be. I conceived my album as one carefully mixed piece: an hour-plus of continuous music. It’s a collection of tracks I wrote from 2015 to 2019, inspired by the majesty of nature, missing a loved one, and the ups and downs of touring—all bundled into a single Stream of Consciousness."
‘Stream of Consciousness’ is released worldwide on Anjunabeats on January 31st, 2020.
Tickets for his accompanying tour go on sale Wednesday, December 4th. Head to anjunabeats.com/spencer-brown for full tour dates & info.
Feb 07 - Church - Denver, CO
Feb 08 - Cedar St. Courtyard - Austin, TX
Feb 13 - Trio - Charleston, SC
Feb 14 - District - Atlanta, GA
Feb 15 - Serj - Charlotte, NC
Feb 16 - Soundcheck - Washington, DC
Feb 22 - SAT - Montreal, QC
Feb 27 - Sky - Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28 - SPIN - San Diego, CA
Feb 29 - Sound - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 01 - Shady Park - Phoenix, AZ
Mar 05 - Q Nightclub - Seattle, WA
Mar 06 - Celebrities - Vancouver, BC
Mar 07 - REV - Minneapolis, MN
Mar 13 - Europe - St. Louis, MO
Mar 14 - Soundbar - Chicago, IL
Mar 28 - Apr 4 - Anjunabeats elevations - Avoriaz, FR
Apr 10 - 9910 - Edmonton, AB
Apr 11 - 45 East - Portland, OR
Apr 17 - Bijou - Boston, MA
Apr 18 - Gilt - Orlando, FL
Apr 24 - Great Hall - New York, NY
Apr 25 - Lizard Lounge - Dallas, TX
Get ready to dance like never before as Syd Salva’s “Thoughts Become Things” is headed your way soon on OHM Music!
Strap on your dancing shoes and make sure they are laced up tight because Syd Salva has a peak hour blazer of a track with a bang meant for the big speakers. The track is called “Thoughts Become Things”, and you already know that when Syd Salva’s thoughts become things, they make one hell of a riot on the dance floor! Now, you may be wondering about the title as Syd Salva’s sound has been influenced by some of the leading names in the industry including Thoughts Become Things album creator Markus Schulz. But, don’t let the title fool you.....This track is all his own.
Straight out of the gate, “Thoughts Become Things” gets the party rocking at full tilt. It is the playful harmony that has got us hot under the collar and it becomes instantly clear that this is an artist who thrives on audacious production results! With a history that boasts experience on live instruments, Syd Salva digs into his bag of tricks to add an element of class, allowing for a quick breath as the Piano breakdown sets the tone for a wild climb through evolving layers of ethereal ecstasy. But that is just one small piece of the puzzle. If we take a look at the track in its totality, the festive essence emboldens us to throw all caution to the wind, proving that “Thoughts Become Things” is our bona fide escape from the mundane and drab.
Syd Salva is fast becoming one of OHM Music’s go-to visionaries as his domineering basslines and inspirational melodies continue to put the pep in our step. And while he continues to stretch his creative prowess under the watchful eye of the LA night scene, there is no question that his career will continue to glow bright!
A link-up as epic as Armin van Buuren and NE-YO’s recent collaboration deserves a remix of equal significance, and that’s exactly what fans are getting. Today, Dutch electronic music powerhouse Nicky Romero offered up a top-notch remix of ‘Unlove You’, delivering the very best of what dance music has to offer.
Listen to Armin van Buuren feat. NE-YO – Unlove You (Nicky Romero Remix)
Unleashing his own touches onto the buzzing ‘Unlove You’, Nicky Romero pushes out into the night with his club-tailored interpretation. Enhanced with a hands-in-the-air melody and seamless arrangement, this remix is the perfect counterpart of Armin van Buuren and NE-YO’s smash hit.
Armin van Buuren: “I’m very happy with this incredible remix from Nicky Romero. I’m a long-time fan of his work and I feel that he did the original song justice whilst giving it an energetic, mainstage-ready twist of his own. Top-drawer stuff!”
Nicky Romero: "Armin van Buuren and I have been colleagues for a long time, so it’s about time we started working together. I was in the studio listening to the songs of his album ‘Balance’ and his track with NE-YO struck a chord with me. I coincidentally had a project open that matched the vibe and key of the record perfectly, so it was just meant to be. It’s a magnificent song, and I’m glad I got to make it my own.”
After taking the world by storm with early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and #1 single ‘I Could Be The One’ (with Avicii), Nicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collabs with Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Kygo, Rita Ora, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne and more. All the while showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to touch down across the globe for his incredible live performances, including residencies at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan and Omnia and forthcoming shows at Medusa Festival in Mexico, Temple in San Francisco, Marquee in New York City, Prysm in Chicago and more.
DJ and producer duo Mambo Brothers have unveiled their stirring new single ‘LIFE’, via Armada Subjekt. The brothers will also headline Wall Miami on NYE.
Listen to Mambo Brothers – LIFE
A seven-minute journey that harnesses an unmistakably Balearic vibe, ‘LIFE’ pairs rhythmic drums with tribe-like chanting and emotive electronic elements to masterful effect. The release comes ahead of a set at Wall Miami on NYE, with the brothers performing alongside Italian DJ and producer Chicco Secci. It concludes what has been a landmark year, with the brothers playing at some of the world’s most revered festivals, such as Glastonbury, Tomorrowland and We Are FSTVL.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Pete Tong, Masters at Work and Jamie Jones, Mambo Brothers have released music on some of the biggest labels in the underground, taking their jackin’ house sound to the likes of Armada Music, Toolroom Records, Abode and Defected. No strangers to touring, the brothers are continually spreading their Mambo sound worldwide, playing over 60 different cities across the globe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dubai, Doha, London, Miami, Monaco, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, and Tokyo. They have also hosted their own Mambo stage at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals.
With 2020 just around the corner, the Mambo Brothers are showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas.
Hot on the heels of securing the coveted #6 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll of 2019, Future House phenomenon Don Diablo is back with a track that dots the I’s and crosses the T’s of a year already touted as his best one yet. ‘Congratulations’ sees him draft up a top-tier record in collaboration with California native Brando, known for his work on Loud Luxury’s global smash hit ‘Body’.
Listen to Don Diablo – Congratulations (feat. Brando)
Don Diablo: “I wrote ‘Congratulations’ in a moment of reflection while I was recording parts of my upcoming ‘FOREVER’ album in Los Angeles. Most of my life, I have been working every single day towards an invisible goal that sometimes seems unreachable. There are days when nothing you do seems good enough and the weight on your shoulders gets heavier and heavier. Sometimes you need to look at your life from a helicopter view so you can see all the amazing things that have happened in your past. It will make you enjoy your future even more. This song is about congratulating yourself, which, in essence, in something you should be doing as often as you can. I am super excited I got to work on the song with the supremely talented Brando, whose vocals are the perfect fit for the story I wanted to tell.”
Don Diablo is one of dance music’s perennially pioneering forces, regularly averaging upwards of 8.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Avowed by his peers, he’s been sought out by superstars such as Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers & Coldoplay, Panic! At The Disco, Kygo, Martin Garrix & Khalid, DJ Snake & Justin Bieber, Madonna, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta & Martin Solveig and more for his high-profile remixes, and collaborated with the likes of Gucci Mane, Diplo, Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Calum Scott, Ansel Elgort, Kelis, Alex Clare, Dragonette, A R I Z O N A and Tiësto. Last year the producer released his second full-length album ‘FUTURE’, which has amassed over 250 million streams.Additionally, Don Diablo is the founder and driving force behind the HEXAGON empire, which encompasses a record label, a radio show, a clothing line, an event brand and even a comic book series.
Drawing inspiration from the numerous musical influences he indulged in throughout his formative years, L.A. singer-songwriter Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury's multi-million-stream hit ‘Body’. With his own life experiences as valuable input, his songs tend to be more gritty and down-to-earth than your average pop song, and he’s currently focused on getting more music out. His immediate pipeline is stacked full of amazing collabs with artists such as Matoma and BRKLYN, and he’s excited for the world to discover what he’s all about, starting with this brilliant link-up with Don Diablo.
A new face on Circus Records, Dallas’ Ace Aura makes his entrance with “Coma.” A friend and label mate of Circus’ very own Chime, who helped propel Ace Aura’s sound to the masses via his own label imprint Rushdown Records.
The Texan has spent the summer playing shows around the U.S, including supporting Pixel Terror in his hometown of Dallas, as well as playing his headline debut at Seattle's Trinity Nightclub. Ace Aura was also personally asked to support SVDDENDEATH at his two-night takeover at the Ogden Theater in Denver. He has released on key bass labels including Niney9lives and Disciple, and we are excited to now bring you this dubstep delight on Circus.
Bright chords that are underlined with an infectious sub bass and highlighted with distorted vocals, the track takes you on a journey you won’t want to miss. Welcome to the awakening.
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Wooli continues his hot streak on Ophelia Records with his 4th release of the year - “Over You” Featuring Lena Leon. “Over You” follows up some of the biggest records on Ophelia this year: “Island,” a collaboration with Seven Lions and Trivecta, and the recent smash single “Another Me” with Seven Lions, Excision, and Dylan Matthew.
Wooli ventures out on his own on “Over You,” and delivers potentially the best track yet, with help from Lena Leon's vocal debut on the label. The melodic break up ballad provides powerful and relatable lyrics from Lena alongside Wooli’s top notch prolific bass sounds.
Doctor P returns to his drum & bass roots with new track “Voices,” picking up where his alias DJ Picto left off. With the sort of huge day-glo riff and rock solid sonics we’ve come to expect from the Doctor, this track is sure to fill the dancefloors and resonate with dnb fans worldwide.
The track follows hot on the heels of “Give It Up,” Doctor P’s collaboration with Franky Nuts which featured on Spotify’s Friday Cratediggers, and gained support from 12th Planet, Krewella, Excision, Pegboard Nerds and more.”Voices” rounds off an exciting summer for Doctor P, who has been wowing crowds across the globe, including Lost Lands Festival in U.S where he played a legendary b2b2b with Circus Records brethren Cookie Monsta and FuntCase.
Debuted at Group Therapy Weekender 2019, Above & Beyond’s new bi-annual camping festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre outside of Seattle, this angel sounds far from heaven sent.
Another example of Above & Beyond’s recent attraction to tougher, tenebrous sounds this year (consider ‘Waltz’, ‘Distorted Truth’, ’There’s Only You’ and the resurgent tech-trance sounds of Genix on Anjunabeats), ‘Another Angel’ is released worldwide on Friday, November 22.
Warping minds and dancefloors from New York to Prague, accompanied by a titanic visual that’s unnervingly similar to Dr. Who’s most terrifying antagonist, ‘Another Angel’ samples the band’s own 2011 single ‘On My Way To Heaven’ from their acclaimed album ‘Group Therapy’.
The unmistakable and usually strident vocal work of Richard Bedford here sounds almost plaintive and cowed, surrounded on all sides by shuddering, cascading bass. Things culminate in a breathtaking drop that somehow manages to be quintessential Above & Beyond and something totally fresh at the same time.
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After seeing Mark Sixma deliver a rad remix of his track ‘When In Rome’, GATTÜSO returns the favor on remix duty for ‘Million Miles’. Taking the original track on a colorful spin, this remix seems destined to send fans into summer-tinged raptures whilst securing playlist support and consistent airplay across the electronic music realm.
Listen to Mark Sixma – Million Miles (GATTÜSO Remix)
Driven by the Israel-born, U.S.-based DJ/producer signature sound palette, this remix of ‘Million Miles’ is poised to hook fans far and wide. From the soul sparks that bring the track to life to the amazing vocals that take center stage alongside the melodic drop, this brilliant take on Mark Sixma’s recent single is bound to remain a crowd favorite for a long time to come.
Mark Sixma: “Earlier this year, I got to remix GATTÜSO's stellar collaboration with Damon Sharpe, ‘When In Rome’. It was such a great team effort that it was only natural that I invited him to put his summer touch to ‘Million Miles’ and I am absolutely loving the result. With winter approaching, this one will surely keep the summer vibe alive!”
GATTÜSO: “‘Million Miles’ caught my ear right away – a beautiful vocal hook that sets up Mark’s original melodic progressive drop perfectly. It sounded like a classic to me. I had a feeling we could do some really awesome stuff together and I’m excited to see that our first remix collaborations are getting a warm reception. Mark and his team are amazing to work with and we are already talking about what’s coming next. Stay tuned.”
GATTÜSO has come a long way since he scored his breakthrough in the summer of 2018 with ‘Who We Are’. In just under a year, he has charted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Dance Radio chart, and saw his music rack up over 40 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music combined. ‘When In Rome’, his summer-scented single that welcomed remixes from the likes of Mark Sixma, Steve Brian and Chuckie & Debris, rapidly became one of his most celebrated singles of 2019, reaching into the Top 20 of U.S. Dance radio.
Debuting as the lead single off his fourth studio album, Norwegian DJ and producer Ørjan Nilsen enlists Damon Sharpe for a blissful crossover track ‘Ghost Ship’, available everywhere for streaming.
Listen to Orjan Nilsen & Damon Sharpe – Ghost Ship
Showcasing his diverse musical taste, Ørjan Nilsen pairs with American singer and recording artist Damon Sharpe for a beautifully lyrical love ballad. Featuring crisp male vocals and heartfelt lyrics, the track is backed up by a clean and bouncy beat produced by Ørjan making it highly-listenable and one of the most powerful singles on his album.
Admirably known as the Norwegian Dance Viking, Ørjan Nilsen has had one of the biggest years of his career. Between dropping a slew of singles leading up to the debut of his fourth studio album The Devil Is In The Detail, hosting an album release party during ADE, teaching an array of master production classes and setting off on his North American tour, Ørjan Nilsen is on the cusp of a career high.
Currently, the Norwegian producer is on his North American The Devil Is In The Detail tour hitting massive cities including New York, Seattle, Montreal and Orange County. With big goals ahead and a larger-than-life personality, we can expect nothing but success from Ørjan Nilsen.
Throughout their impressive music career, Sultan + Shepard have done pretty much everything there is to do. They scored a Grammy nomination on remix duty for a pop icon, conquered charts across the globe and racked up hits across the dance music spectrum in remarkably quick succession. One thing that’s been missing from that list is releasing a full-fledged artist album of their own, so they’ve just stepped up and are now preparing to unleash two instead. Their double debut album, consisting of ‘Echoes Of Life: Day’ and ‘Echoes Of Life: Night’, will drop on November 1 and November 8.
Listen to Sultan + Shepard feat. Mougleta – All Of Your Weapons
The first new single taken from the two parts of ‘Echoes Of Life’ is ‘All Of Your Weapons’, a crossover masterpiece looking to build out its club presence across the globe. From the strong beats to the alluring chord progression and Mougleta’s seductive vocals, this tune ticks all the right boxes for dance music fans worldwide.
Speaking about ‘Echoes Of Life’, Sultan + Shepard said: “Making a full-length artist album is something that we've always wanted to do. And despite all of the singles, remixes and mix compilations we've released over the years, we've never done one of those. When we sat down to think about the direction of the album, we knew we wanted tracks that showcased our love of club records and songs, as well as this deep, melodic and progressive sound that has been coming back in the last few years that we feel a deep connection with. We grew up in the era of double-disc albums and so we loved the idea of splitting the album into two parts to reflect these two aspects of our music making.
A two-sided album that distinguishes between their radio-friendly and high-energy club songs (Day) and deep house and progressive late-night excursions (Night), ‘Echoes Of Life’ is the end result of the pair’s latest undertaking. Embracing musicality, live instrumentation and sampling as well as the sounds of the dance floor, the dual album spotlights their ability to transcend genres and adopt a chameleon role as music producers, presented to the listener in the form of twenty-one outstanding tracks.
Including renowned smash hits such as ‘Almost Home’ feat. Nadia Ali & IRO, collaborations with the likes of Showtek and Tritonal, and previously unreleased gems such as ‘All Of Your Weapons’ and ‘Red Flags’, ‘Echoes Of Life’ mirrors all of Sultan + Shepard’s resounding life experiences. Inspired by the people they’ve met and the places they’ve traveled, it reflects their life as trendsetting musicians, globetrotters and passionate dance music fans. Press play, raise the volume and let their ‘Echoes Of Life’ give you the power to create your own.
Grammy nominees and frequent Beatport charters, Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists, such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay to name a few. As Canada’s well-known dance music force and one of the biggest duos in the industry, they effortlessly bridge the gap between dance music and pop, which landed them the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year in 2013 for ‘Bad’, the multi-platinum single they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. Moreover, they spent six weeks atop the U.S. Mediabase Airplay chart and racked up a JUNO award nomination and over 26 million streams on Spotify with ‘Almost Home’ (with Nadia Ali and Iro).
Ork¿d is summoning all of his sonic superpowers to animate the mesmerising 'Carrerilla', out now on Circus Records. Following “T_I_M_E_Y_” which came out earlier this summer, as well as his considerable body of previous work, he’s quickly amassing a succession of cultured fans swooning for his uniquely crafted music.
An artist in every sense of the world, it’s not just listeners who adore his palette of sounds, artists such as Circus Records own Flux Pavilion and DISKORD have been quick to jump on the hype, commissioning remixes from the Frenchman.
A nod to his 2012 hit single “Molly,” which was sampled by hip-hop mainstay Tyga, industry icon Cedric Gervais is releasing his newest club banger, “Get That Bag.” Embracing a darker, deeper side to his roots in house music this time around, the Grammy Award-winning producer masterfully highlights his ability to diversify his style and sound, cranking out a club-ready tune perfect for the dance floor. “Get That Bag” and its accompanying animated music video are out via Gervais’ very own Delecta Records on September 27th.
Listen to Cedric Gervais – Get That Bag
Stepping away from his usual progressive house sound, Cedric Gervais has cunningly crafted a grittier house tune that’s primed to inject some rhythm and groove into DJ sets around the world. Carefully placed and meticulously crafted synths fill both massive drops with scintillating moments that’ll keep listeners light on their toes and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Pre-drop, a heavily animated vocal sample reminds listeners to stay on their grind while Cedric continues to show fans and listeners how he’s staying on his. Akin to irresistible G-house tunes currently trending on the scene, Cedric Gervais has once again whipped up a track that fans won’t be able to stop rinsing, complete with his quality, golden touch.
Dance music mainstay Cedric Gervais remains atop the game as he consistently impresses both fans and critics alike. In 2013, Cedric won a Grammy for his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” Since, he’s amassed over 3,800,000 monthly listeners, placing him in the top 200 listened to artists in the world. Alongside his top tier ranking, Cedric Gervais has released a handful of multi-platinum singles, including collaborations with ODESZA, David Guetta, Miley Cyrus, and Sigala & Juanes. His talents don’t stop there, however, as he’s also made his way to the silver screen, most recently acting in Peter Berg’s Mile 22, Patriots Day, and Deepwater Horizon.
One of the biggest electronic jams of 2018 is finally getting an even bigger remix. “First Time,” the ubiquitous dance record from Seven Lions, SLANDER, Dabin, and Dylan Mathew is getting a rework by one of bass music's premier DJs - NGHTMRE.
The melodic bass tune gets a pop sensible re-work from the North Carolina producer, taking Dylan Matthew's sultry vocal hooks and re-wrapping them in a more subtle sheen. The remix drops at the perfect time, as Seven Lions, NGHTMRE, and SLANDER are currently right in the middle of their co-headlining Alchemy Tour.
The Alchemy Tour ft. Seven Lions, NGHTMRE, and SLANDER is happening now: http://www.sevenlions.com/thejourney2tour/
9/27 - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX
9/28 - Smart Financial Centre - Houston, TX
10/3 - Papa Murphy’s Park - Sacramento, CA
10/5 - The Gorge - Seattle, WA
10/11 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco, CA
10/12 - Petco Park | Park at the Park - San Diego, CA
10/13 - Rawhide - Phoenix, AZ
Berlin based producer and live artist Ben Böhmer has risen through the Anjunadeep ranks to become a breakout star of the past 18 months, amassing almost 40 million streams, picking up BBC Radio 1 support from Annie Mac and Pete Tong, including an ‘Essential New Tune’, and being featured in Billboard’s ‘Ones To Watch’.
In addition to running his own fledgling label Tön Töpferei, Ben has put out singles on Anjunadeep and acclaimed remixes for Monolink and Jan Blomqvist, both of whom now feature on Ben’s debut LP.
Ben’s early releases on tastemaker labels Bade and Keller drew a comparison to revered producers Recondite and Francesco Tristano - dark tracks dotted with classical influence, featuring haunting piano lines and discordant strings. Not long afterward, Ben lost a close family member, and both his life and his music changed course.
Whilst overcoming this loss, Ben found solace in music.
The moody and reflective sounds of Ben’s early work made way for brighter and more melodic music, keeping the depth and texture, but changing the tone from darkness to light. Finding a sense of hope and optimism in uplifting emotions and euphoric melodies, Ben's debut album ‘Breathing’ marks the closing of a chapter in Ben’s life, the culmination of a period of heartache and recovery, and a coming of age as an artist.
Title track ‘Breathing’ with Nils Hoffmann and Malou, out now
Stream the ‘Breathing’ single here and on Soundcloud
Pre-order the LP here
Opening track ‘In Memoriam’ is an emotive tribute, blending powerful strings with stirring vocal samples. The title track and lead single ‘Breathing’ with collaborators Nils Hoffmann and Malou follows. A long-awaited highlight in Ben’s live shows over the past year, 'Breathing' layers Malou’s delicate voice above swung percussion and hard-hitting synths.
An avid collaborator, Ben is also joined on the album by two further breakout German stars, vocalist Monolink who features on ‘Black Hole’ and multi-instrumentalist Jan Blomqvist who lends his vocals to ‘Decade’.
Through the album, Ben explores a range of emotions, from the hopeful ‘Hunting’ with Jonah, to energetic instrumental ‘Maelstrom’ through to the hard-hitting ‘Wall Of Strings,’ which samples The Cinematic Orchestra.
Following the release of the album in November, Ben will be taking his live show on an extensive world tour - dates and information to be revealed in the coming months.
‘Breathing’ is available to pre-order now, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2x12” white vinyl, due for release November 22.
Ben Böhmer 'Breathing' Album Tracklist
Ben Böhmer - In Memoriam
Ben Böhmer, Nils Hoffmann & Malou - Breathing
Ben Böhmer feat. Monolink - Black Hole
Ben Böhmer - Wall Of Strings
Ben Böhmer feat. Jonah - Hunting
Ben Böhmer - Maelstrom
Ben Böhmer & Wood - Voyager 1
Ben Böhmer feat. Jan Blomqvist - Decade
Ben Böhmer feat. Malou - Lost In Mind
Ben Böhmer & Timo Jahns - Cloud 21
Ben Böhmer - Little Lights
Surely a highlight of 2019’s release calendar for trance - and music - fans around the world, ‘Sound Advice: Chapter Two’ is the stunning new long player from UK producer Ben Gold, out for worldwide release today on Armada Music.
Listen to Ben Gold – Sound Advice: Chapter Two
Beautifully produced, thoughtfully compiled and breathtakingly daring in its ability to roar from instant anthems through to sublime orchestral pieces, ‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is the work of an artist utterly confident in the studio and completely in tune with the dance floor.
‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is the follow on from the 2018 first edition of Gold’s ‘Sound Advice’ series and marks his return to the club and festival sound he is revered for.
“‘Chapter 1’ of ‘Sound Advice’ was based around the concept of live instruments,” Gold said from his home base in Amsterdam. “Every record had a live instrument in it. For ‘Chapter 2’ I’ve gone back to the dance floor with some incredible new talent featuring across the new tracks. It’s a format that works really well for me and really gives me creative freedom to produce and evolve and explore sound without being restricted. I’ve been road testing the music out on tour and the reactions have been beyond anything I anticipated so it’s looking good, for sure.”
Opening up the album is Gold’s current, critically acclaimed single ‘The City Sleeps Tonight’. Dynamic, driving and at times ethereal, this is classic vocal trance at its finest, setting the tone for what’s to come. Carrying on the melodic vibe is HVNNAH collaboration ‘Come Home’, a beautifully positive, upbeat track infused with celebratory pianos, bouncing synths and the kind of breakdowns that produce a sea of hands in the air.
If ‘Come Home’ is light and airy, ‘Why You EI’ is the kind of electronic destroyer that DJs the world over will be dropping. Undulating instrumentals, rivers of synths and huge fluctuations between light and dark sections are masterfully tied together by one relentless rhythm that acts as a spine to the track. The energy continues with Gold’s second single to be released from the album earlier this year, ‘Sapphire (Recut)’. An instant hit on Garuda Music back in 2010, Gold breathed new life into the cut for 2019, “radiating power and brilliance”.
The mark of any album that raises the bar is the artist’s willingness to throw a curveball into the mix and with the Ruben De Ronde and Louise Rademaker single ‘Ghost’, Gold does exactly that. Rademaker’s sultry vocal is teased by the duo across sublime strings and elegant percussion. De Ronde and Gold show a real understanding of just how emotively powerful trance can be when in the hands of two masters of the genre - the world can surely look forward to one hell of a remix package in the not too distant future.
Working with Sheridan Grout and Fahjah with Julia Ross on vocals, ‘Take Me To Heaven’ is Gold back in clubbing territory once again. The echoing top line lifts the track up to the rafters, rolling arpeggios thundering towards an almighty drop that propels the track over the edge. Teaming up with After Midnight’, the album’s penultimate track ‘Step Inside’ is a true powerhouse track, layer upon layer of synths and percussion creating a riot of dance floor energy.
Finally, Gold teams up with fellow icon Richard Durand for what must be the most spine-tingling, goosebump-inducing track from the entire album. From the second it drops, ‘A Thousand Times’ is proper, euphoric, flawless trance that harks back to the genre’s heighday. Two producers at the height of their powers, this is absolute pure gold and leaves the listener begging for more.
‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is nothing short of a classic artist album that will cement Ben Gold’s status as one of the real legends of trance music. Fans who fall in love with the LP will be able to catch him live across the remainder of 2019 and through into 2020, where singles from the album are sure to take pride of place in his electrifying shows.
Last year, Danny Stephen made his mark on OHM Music with the deliverance of “En Route”. From that moment we would find ourselves waiting at the edge of our seats for more Danny Stephen action on the brand that dream chasers call home. Well, the LA native has submerged himself deep in the studio, preparing yet another grand trance offering that you definitely don’t want to sleep on. This go-round with the blossoming star will inspire a full out emotional release under the lights and lasers with a multiphase party pumper, fueled by the quest to take the body on a roller coast ride to paradise. So, turn your speakers up and strap yourself in as we break down the vivacious character of “Gunner”......
Phase one begins with a strong bassline, calling the trance family to commune on the dance floor. With layered synths, the mind gets spun into a fascinating auditory worm hole as the melody creeps in to balance power with beauty. As a sultry siren’s song whispers not far in the distance, it is time to grab your dance partner for a moment of euphoric connection.
Phase two welcomes the drums as a tribal essence fills the airwaves, igniting a dominating sound shift that offers a glimpse into Danny Stephen’s well-rounded production expertise. To tie it all in, our musical maestro unveils that consistency is the true key to this peak hour power session, bringing us back to the heavy hitting bassline that pumps boundless energy into our airspace. It is a fast ride full of tender moments and bass driven thunder, primed and ready to leave you begging for more!
While Danny Stephen’s influences lie within the big room drive of Dada Life, Bingo Players, and Hardwell, it is through his impeccable understanding and love for the trance universe that has got all of us turning his way for some serious dance floor soul food! We can’t wait to see what he dreams up next.
When two of electronic music’s most longstanding and esteemed acts partner up for a brand-new single, you just know there’s something coming up that will exceed all expectations. With more than fifty years of exhaustive dance music experience between them as well as a truckload of global hits, Armin van Buuren and Inner City (Kevin and Dantiez Saunderson) hit the studio together to create a track that crosses the divide between their respective musical cultures. Their first-ever collaborative effort, ‘It Could Be’, is the bridge between Detroit and Amsterdam and one of the amazing new singles featured on Armin van Buuren’s forthcoming ‘Balance’ album (due October 25).
Listen to Armin van Buuren vs Inner City – It Could Be
Rebellious and open-minded, ‘It Could Be’ is one of the most unexpected and interesting collabs on Armin van Buuren’s seventh artist album. Made in tandem with Inner City, the group responsible for monumental dance classics such as ‘Good Life’ and ‘Big Fun’, this track simply oozes with so much dance-floor-wrecking potential it’ll be very hard for listeners not to get their groove on.
Armin van Buuren: “To work with Inner City is a dream come true for me. They were already setting the tone in the dance music scene back when I was only just taking my first steps in the industry. Their hits are timeless, their sound remains evergreen and their creativity in the studio was so inspiring. I’m super proud of the end result, as it shows all that could be when you are open-minded and willing to get inspired by sounds, styles or genres that are different from your own.”
Kevin Saunderson, Inner City: “I’m excited to have done this collaboration as both the Inner City and Armin van Buuren history goes way back. We’ve both seen and heard the scene change over the years, but ultimately our aim is the same, to uplift people through the power of music. So here it is, Detroit meets Amsterdam.”
Detroit electronic music group Inner City is one of the most influential dance acts of all time. Originally formed in 1987 by Kevin Saunderson and vocalist Paris Grey, they topped the U.S. Billboard Dance chart five times and had steady fixtures in the Top 40 of the U.K. Singles chart. 2019 welcomed in a new era as Kevin and his son Dantiez now form the foundation of the group. This year, they embarked on their first Inner City live tour in Europe since two decades, hitting major festivals and events together with guest vocalist Steffanie Christi’an, as well as releasing single ‘Need Your Love’. With more new music on the horizon, Inner City are poised to enjoy the good life as much today as they did in 1987.
Foreign Family Collective associate Chet Porter makes his Ultra Music debut with his first single in almost three years - “The Longest Day Ever.” With swirling and bright melodies and Chet’s first production featuring his own vocals, the vibrant instrumentals set the tone for the artist’s return to production and sets the bar high for his forthcoming music. Think Animal Collective - meets M83 - meets Porter Robinson.
Out now on Ultra Music - Support on all platforms HERE
Over the past two years, Chet has amassed over 25 million streams and has been vital tour support for massive names such as ODESZA, Alison Wonderland, Jai Wolf, Louis The Child, San Holo and Whethan. During this time, Chet faced significant mental health issues which stopped him from completing the San Holo tour and prevented him from finishing music. After a necessary step back from touring and producing, Chet is returning to the scene refreshed and inspired.
“The Longest Day Ever” feels like a good launching point for the new music. I made it in a day just randomly in my bedroom when I was supposed to be finishing other music, and I knew right away it was gonna be the first song I put out. The whole thing is actually just a demo, really. The vocals are the rough idea I recorded into my phone, I hadn’t even written anything down yet. I tried re-tracking them for real but they just didn’t have the same vibe. The song is about not caring about anything, so sonically it’s actually kind of suiting. It’s not a “fun care-free” type of not caring, though. it’s more melancholy,” Chet Porter says.
“The Longest Day Ever” is Chet’s comeback track and it marks the beginning of an onslaught of superb new music set for release throughout the fall and winter months. Watch this space for upcoming tour dates and updates.
After an unforgettable audiovisual exploration of the album at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, London-based Kidnap has finally released his debut album, ‘Grow’. Comprising brand-new compositions that tread the line between organic and electronic music, the album focusses on the concept of change whilst offering sonic snapshots of the moments that matter.
Listen to Kidnap - Grow
Kidnap: “The album was written during a time of change in my life and so unwittingly became a recording of that process. Each track stands as a snapshot of moments passed, from confusion to clarity and storms to fair weather. Played together, they tell a story of growth.”
The album draws from both classical and electronic music, but finds the sweet spot in between. Kidnap’s unique compositional process is what sets him apart from any other artist. New productions are often written almost entirely as a piano composition before they’re rerecorded with different instrumentation, samplers, synths and vocals. The album comes alive in a very natural way, portrayed perfectly by songs such as ‘Grow’, ‘Start Again’ and ‘Sea Breeze’ as they each tell a part of the story.
Originally from Sheffield, Kidnap has enjoyed a momentous year in the lead up to the release of his first album, ‘Grow’. Its title song saw the return of Leo Stannard, a tried-and-tested formula that gained the pair huge success with 2015 hit track ‘Moments’. Picking up from where they left off, ‘Grow’ soon became #1 on satellite radio and entered the Top 100 U.S. Dance chart. Following on was ‘Start Again’, securing radio play from Pete Tong, and third single ‘Sea Breeze’, a club-ready anthem with support from heavy hitters such as Eelke Kleijn, Mambo Brothers, Don Diablo and Moguai.
Kidnap’s unique sound has certainly traveled a long way since he gained recognition winning the iTunes Best Electronic Track in 2012 with his release ‘Vehl’, not to mention his Electronic Music Award nomination for his and Lane 8’s track ‘Aba’. He’s also found time this year to maintain a busy touring schedule after he became an ambassador for Corona Sunset Sessions with performances taking him to extraordinary locations, from rocky beaches in Southern Italy to mountain summits in Canada. But now with his feet firmly back on British soil, Kidnap is proud to present his first album to the world. ‘Grow’ is a manifestation of his personal journey from ‘then’ to ‘now’, meandering through change and constantly evolving throughout his seven-year career. This album is the story of how Kidnap has grown into the artist he is today.
As the signature sounds of both Feenixpawl and Marcus Santoro have already reached far within the electronic music realm, it’s no wonder their first-ever collab is looking to rapidly lock in airplay and playlisting across the globe. Today, the Australia-based tastemakers officially released their new single, ‘Forever Young’, and it’s everything fans could’ve hoped for.
Listen to Feenixpawl & Marcus Santoro – Forever Young
A superb Progressive House track able to seal the deal at any stage, ‘Forever Young’ once again spotlights the insane production skill of the Aussie Grammy nominees and their equally talented fellow-countryman. Armed with a supercharged melody, far-reaching vocals and a surge of energy and emotion that never falters, this song is set to be a crowd favorite till the end of time itself.
Feenixpawl: “We've been friends with Marcus for many years and have closely followed his career! We even signed one of his tracks to our label, Eclypse. We had discussed doing a track together for so long, but finding the right idea and timing always proved to be an issue. However, when we first heard the demo for 'Forever Young', everything just clicked. We immediately thought it was the perfect track to do with Marcus and the result showed, as it's a perfect combination of our styles.”
Marcus Santoro: “The guys from Feenixpawl and I have known each other for quite a few years now, and we always intended to write a record together. So when I developed the initial idea for ‘Forever Young’, it occurred to me that we could finish this one as a collaboration. So I hit them up, we finalized the record together, and here we are now. It’s been a long time coming.”
Grammy nominees, DJ globetrotters and remixers to the likes of Jess Glynne, Kaskade, Madison Beer and Rihanna, Feenixpawl are two of Australia’s most prominent export products. With numerous worlds tours, well over a billion streams and a truckload of awards under their belt, they have secured themselves a spot alongside electronic music’s most prominent tastemakers. Their 2012 track ‘In My Mind’ was an outright smash hit and their 2018 single ‘Neon Sky’ was nominated for an IDMA in the ‘Best Pop/Electronic Song’ category.
After seeing his career take off in 2016 when his single ‘There Is Only You’ topped the Beatport Trance chart and caught the ear of famed trio Above & Beyond, Marcus Santoro has been steadily cementing his spot amongst the scene’s finest. With nods of approval from top-tier acts such as Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, and many others, and remixes for the likes of Shapov & Trouze, Adam Lambert, Markus Schulz, Tritonal, MaRLo, Sick Individuals and Thomas Gold, there’s no denying that Marcus Santoro is one of dance music’s finest exports, both as a talented producer and exceptional performer.
FuntCase is firing on all cylinders as he releases his first EP since 2013's Don’t Piss Me Off. Fans have been waiting, and here it is... the Next Chapter is out now on the legendary Circus Records.
Stream on Soundcloud HERE
“Without” feat. Dani Poppitt lulls listeners in with beautiful piano and vocal, but stay tuned and FuntCase treats us to his classic slashing bass and stabbing sonics. The aptly named “Devastation” closes proceedings in dramatic fashion, wrapping up a 2019 magnum opus of distorted filth.
Next Chapter also features the fearsome “Death Stomp,” a brutal bayonet of a tune co-produced with Versa which got blasted from the mainstay of Electric Zoo as inimitable Borgore went b2b with the colossal DJ Diesel. Also slotting in is the riotous “Get Em” alongside Flakzz, released as a single earlier this year and already getting love from 12th Planet and Zomboy, he had to bring it back for his new 4 track.
If bass had its own Mount Rushmore, the frightening face of FuntCase would be looming overhead alongside the very best sub merchants, and soon embarking on a North American tour bearing the name of his infamous DPMO series (so inspired by his initial EP), FuntCase is spreading his reign even further. Come down and witness the gruesome details of the Next Chapter in person.
10/24 – TENN, Tallahassee, FL
10/26 – Bassmnt, San Diego, CA
10/30 – Soundcheck, Washington, D.C.
10/31 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
11/1 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
11/7 – Green Door, El Taso, TX
11/13 – Sky SLC, Salt Lake City, UT
11/14 – Rex Theatre, Pittburgh, PA
11/15– SAT, Montreal, QC
11/16 – Peabody’s Night Club, Virginia Beach, VA
11/21 – Treehouse, Miami Beach, FL
11/22 – District, Atlanta, GA
11/23 – Liquid, Madison, WI
11/29 – The Nest, Toronto, ON
11/30 – Crowbar, Ybor City, Tampa Bay, FL
12/6 – Park West, Chicago, IL
12/7 – The Magic Stick, Detroit MI
"‘Bottle Top Trance’ is another ode to music I loved when I was growing up. So much of my music is quite serious, but here I wanted to draw influence from some of the classic, Euro-dance and trance ear-worms that I listened to when I growing up - music that was made for big dancefloor moments, but had a sense of fun to it... almost bordering on silliness." - Andrew Bayer
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‘Parallels’ tour tickets available here
The second single to be taken from the forthcoming ’Parallels EP,’ ‘Bottle Top Trance’ is already established as an Above & Beyond set favorite as well as taking Record Of The Week on their Group Therapy radio show. Andrew Bayer will be touring ‘Parallels’ across North America across fall, staring with District in Atlanta on September 27th. Full dates below.
Fri, 9/27 - Atlanta, GA @ District
Sat, 9/28 - Miami Beach, FL @ Treehouse
Fri, 10/4 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat, 10/5 - Hamilton, ON @ Club 77
Fri, 10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
Sat, 10/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Fri, 11/15 - Washington, DC @ Soundcheck
Sat, 11/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri, 11/22 - Denver, CO @ The Church
Sat, 11/23 - San Bernardino, CA @ Dreamstate
Fri, 12/6 - Montreal, QC @ La SAT
Sat, 12/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
Fri, 12/13 - Austin, TX @ Vulcan Gas Company
Sat, 12/14 - Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
Sat, 12/28 - Chicago, IL @ Sound-Bar
Grum's 'Deep State' transmissions resume...
Conspiracy theories have been running wild around the disappearance of Graeme Shepherd a.k.a. Grum’s second (or is that third) artist L.P. ‘Deep State’. Announced late in 2018, the album vanished. While he cannot confirm nor deny some of the more colourful conjecture around the album’s withdrawal, Grum and Anjunabeats are pleased to announce that ‘Deep State’ is back, rewired and reinvigorated for 2019.
Reflecting on the unsettling times we live in, 'Deep State' has moments of light and dark. It’s a showcase of Grum’s ability to craft pitch-black progressive and immersive vocal pop. The 10-track album is a refined take on the current state of progressive trance.
A throwback to the riff-heavy rave sounds of the 90s, the first broadcast from ‘Deep State’ is ‘Stay’. As heard on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Volume 14 mix compilation, this saturnine warehouse cut was a popular set opener this summer. ‘Stay’ features a haunting vocal from British singer Nathalie Shay, who you can also hear on ‘Afterglow’.
Grum’s ‘Stay’ is available to download and stream now, with ‘Deep State’ finally available on November 8. ‘Deep State’ is available to pre-order now via the Anjuna Music Store and iTunes.
Grum’s ‘Deep State Rewired’ tour begins with an album launch party on November 1 at Steelyard London, where he’s joined by Gabriel & Dresden and Genix. Featuring a variety of artists, the tour runs through February 2020.
A full list of dates can be found here http://anjunabeats.com/deepstate with further worldwide dates to be announced soon.
GRUM ON TOUR - DEEP STATE REWIRED: TRANSMISSION 1
Nov 1 - Steelyard, London, UK
Nov 08 - Audio, San Francisco, CA
Nov 09 - Bang Bang, San Diego, CA
Nov 10 - Ocotillo Festival, Phoenix, AZ
Nov 14 - Commonwealth, Calgary AB
Nov 15 - Celebrities, Vancouver, CA
Nov 16 - Ora, Seattle, WA
Nov 22 - Lizard Lounge, Dallas, TX
Nov 23 - Vulcan Gas Company, Austin TX
Nov 29 - Anjunabeats U.K. Tour, Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK
Dec 14 - Anjunabeats U.K. Tour, The Mill, Birmingham, UK
Dec 20 - Grasshopper Underground, Detroit MI
Dec 21 - Treehouse, Miami, FL
Dec 27 - Motion, Bristol, UK
Jan 10 - Church, Denver, CO
Jan 17 - Royale, Boston, MA
Jan 19 - Soundcheck, Washington, DC
Jan 23 - Trio, Charleston, SC
Jan 24 - District, Atlanta, GA
Jan 25 - Analog, New York, NY
Feb 01 - Soundbar, Chicago, IL
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DnB legend TC is taking on Conrank’s cult hit and festival firelighter “Drum In Time,” out now on Circus Records. Originally appearing on Conrank’s What’s A FKNG Conrank LP, the album was dubbed by UKF a “cross-section of everything that’s exciting about 140 music; gutter rifle drops, ravey breaks, neck-snap grime and all things in between.”
The Bristolian transforms the original into a rave ready melter. A veteran of the game, TC has already released several albums, each met with both commercial success and underground credibility. Performing all over the world to his extensive fan base, I’m sure they’ll be screaming out for this charged remix.
A special treat for loyal listeners, we’ve included one of our incredible competition winners on the B-side of this single. DYS of South Carolina can attest to having bassin their blood, being a brotherly duo, and the two of them combine in excellent fashion tearing apart Conrank’s “Hyper Sound” and smashing it back together to unbelievable effect.
First heard on the Anjunabeats Volume 14 compilation, Above & Beyond are now sharing the monumental release ‘Anjunafamily’ dedicated to their beloved fans. True to Above & Beyond's signature sound, the release is an uplifting trance anthem, complete with an emotive build-up and cascading drop.
Stream 'Anjunafamily here
With a fresh brand identity, a clear musical vision and a unique approach to dance music as we know it, Armada Music’s Electronic Elements label is looking to distinguish itself as a credible underground label and tastemaker. And what better way to kick off such an endeavor – and its relaunch – than by securing a big all-time classic for the first release: Gerd Janson’s remix of Joe Smooth’s ‘Promised Land’.
Listen to Joe Smooth – Promised Land (Gerd Janson Remix)
Turning Joe Smooth’s 1987 House classic into a contemporary masterpiece, Gerd Janson only adds to the timeless qualities of the original. Already supported by top names such as The Black Madonna, Krystal Klear, Todd Terje, Carl Cox, Prins Thomas, Young Marco, Joe Goddard, Solardo, CamelPhat, Tom Trago and Mat.Joe, this rendition of ‘Promised Land’ bridges the gap between the past and the present to ensure a kind of dance floor vibin’ that will carry over into the future of electronic music as well.
The new direction of Electronic Elements is one of credibility and authenticity, of balancing the obscure and the mainstream. Intended to be the forerunner of indie electronica, the label sets out to find artists and music that carry over that same ethos, offering a credible platform for exposure in return. Sound-wise, this means that it doesn’t matter whether a record is geared more toward melodic techno or Indie. It’s quality over quantity, and with names such as Maxim Lany, Pablo Nouvelle, Kidnap, Tensnake and Stereoclip on the roster, that’s an easy promise to keep.
Jurrien Romeijn, label manager of Electronic Elements: “Among the many labels that churn out weekly releases, we want to be the one that still looks to build artist propositions, the one that gives the artist the attention they deserve. It’s not about the singles; it’s about the endgame and the story, about the body of work that reflects the essence of the artist. That’s what we want to carry out with the reformed and relaunched label.”
On the back of one of dance music's biggest collaborations this year - Above & Beyond and Seven Lions with “See The End” - Seven Lions returns to his own Ophelia imprint with label newcomer MitiS in tow for “Break The Silence.”
Out now on Ophelia Records. Support on all platforms HERE
A mainstay on last year's “Journey 2 Tour,” as well as Ophelia stages around the country, MitiS' debut on the label has been a not if, but when affair. Break the Silence is the perfect introduction, comfortably layering his signature melodic bass alongside Seven Lions' own unique signatures. You can catch both Seven Lions and MItiS next month at Electric Zoo at the Ophelia stage, as well as Seven Lions on his mega sized co-headline fall Alchemy Tour alongside NGHTMRE and SLANDER, and The Glitch Mob.
At the forefront of melodic bass music, few acts stand out further than Montreal's unstoppable duo Adventure Club, and Denver's soaring live act, and champion of sad girls, Said The Sky. A match made in harmonic heaven, the acts have finally come together for a collaboration - 'Already Know' is out now on Ultra Music. The melodic masterpiece combines Caly Bevier's beautiful vocals with the finest heavy, yet emotional bass sounds from these acclaimed producers.
Adventure Club's previous single on Ultra Records was another notable collaboration titled "Next Life" featuring Krewella with co-production by Crankdat. The Grammy nominated duo just wrapped up their massive "Death of Glory" tour and is now preparing to take their melodic bass sounds worldwide with upcoming tour dates in New York, Canada, and EDC South Korea. Keep an eye out on these dubstep stars because their powerful sounds are not something to miss.
For Said The Sky, playing piano and various instruments have come naturally to him since he was 8. Colorado native Trevor Christensen has continued to push forward with a fresh perspective on music. Pairing a refined ear for melodies, emotive composition and years of technical training, Said The Sky has consistently reminded the world that past the mental confines of electronic dance music sits the prospect of making beautiful and moving music for the masses.
9/7 – Wobbleland – Dallas, TX
9/27 – Gold Rush – Chandler, AZ
9/28 - Time - Costa Mesa, CA
9/29 - CLE - Houston, TX
10/12 - Global Dub Fest - Eugene, OR
8/23 - Academy - Los Angeles, CA
9/5 - Dancefestopia - La Cygne, KS
9/19-9/20 - Imagine Festival - Atlanta, GA
10/31 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
‘Deeply personal’ is a phrase often used to describe artist’s releases. In the respect of ‘Ave Maria’ though it takes on a greater meaning. Following the loss of his mother in the early spring, Markus Schulz instinctively opted to celebrate her life in the most natural manner imaginable – through music.
Listen to Markus Schulz & HALIENE – Ave Maria
While its been sung by everyone from Bocelli to Beyoncé, to the best of the Internet’s knowledge ‘Ave Maria’s never previously been placed in the electronic music frame. To carry off the vocal & lyrical complexities of the traditional prayer, Markus knew it would require an exceptional singer… Luckily one came to light. Displaying a hitherto hidden classical ability, HALIENE rose to the occasion and delivered an extraordinary rendition.
Pulsing with emotion throughout, Markus has mustered an every bit as spirited backing for it, which mixes minor key pathos with major uplift. After its premiere airing at Ultra Miami, Markus & Armin van Buuren talked together about ‘Ave’ and having handpicked it for his ‘A State Of Trance Ibiza 2019’ album, he ultimately signed it to Armind.
Scoring the track 8.5, DJ Mag said in their July issue review “delivered in Latin, ‘Ave Maria’s regularly ranged in the mezzo-soprano and contains libretti like ‘mulieribus’ & ‘peccatorbus’. When singing it, there’s nowhere to hide. With extraordinary top-note reach and perfect pitch, HALIENE sounds like she was born singing it. Produced as a final tribute to his mother, Markus’s interpretation equalises ‘Ave’s vocal lament with a positive, vivid post-break updraft. Moving without a doubt.”
Zonderling are currently powering their way to the top of the dance music domain. After making waves with ‘Crazy’ – the collab with Lost Frequencies that secured them two BUMA awards and over 135 million Spotify plays – and recent single ‘Imaginary’, the Dutchmen are back with a masterfully produced release and accompanying music video. Featuring the top-tier vocals and personal writing of respectively Josh Cumbee and Damon Sharpe, the result is undeniably evergreen: ‘Lifetime’.
Listen to Zonderling feat. Josh Cumbee & Damon Sharpe – Lifetime
Teeming with laidback vibes and vocals that float effortlessly on the instrumental backdrop, Zonderling’s brand-new collab with Josh Cumbee and co-writer Damon Sharpe packs an entire summer’s worth of love and warmth. A narrative touched by both the seemingly unbreakable bond between father and daughter and the airiness of the beats, ‘Lifetime’ is a record fans can draw power from, now and forever.
Zonderling: “’Lifetime’ is pure and simple whilst staying true to the Zonderling sound. We really loved being able to help tell this story about a father and daughter with the production and sound design. It all came together so easily it felt like cheating, but we didn’t find anything to improve. ‘Lifetime’ was just exactly as it should be!”
Josh Cumbee: “I am so thrilled to be a part of this record alongside Zonderling and Damon Sharpe. For me, this song represents those moments (and people) in life that take your breath away, for which time simultaneously stands still and yet moves all too quickly. I hope you all find as much meaning in it as we did!”
Comprising producer Martijn van Sonderen and DJ Jaap de Vries, Zonderling have been on a roll in the past few years. Since breaking into the music scene, they’ve landed remix requests from the likes of Martin Garrix, Zedd and Sam Feldt, and performed at globally acclaimed festivals and venues such as Tomorrowland, EDC Orlando, Sziget, Ushuaïa Ibiza, New City Gas in Montreal and Bootshaus in Germany. Their potential is undeniable, and ‘Imaginary’ sees turn that potential into a track that could very well dominate charts across the globe.
Josh Cumbee is a Los Angeles-based recording artist, songwriter, engineer and record producer. In addition to multiple international Gold & Platinum record award recognitions for his work, Josh’s accolades include Grammy & Latin Grammy nominations (Best Reggae Album for Sean Paul, and Album of the Year for Natalia Jimenez), a World Dance Music Radio Award nomination as an artist alongside the legendary Armin Van Buuren and recognition from key industry societies such as BUMA NL. His debut single, a collaboration with Armin Van Buuren called ‘Sunny Days’, was awarded double platinum in the Netherlands after achieving a coveted #1 slot on radio and a record-breaking streak on the Dutch charts.
Based in Los Angeles, Damon Sharpe is an American Grammy and ASCAP award-winning record producer, singwriter and artist. He has contributed many recognizable songs to pop culture and has been involved with the production of various popular albums that have cumulatively sold over 40 million copies. He has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Alesso and Kelly Rowland, stepped into the world of dance music through powerhouse collabs with artists such as Thomas Gold, DVBBS, Morgan Page, Zack Martino and now Zonderling, and saw his songs featured in a range of films, television shows and commercials across the globe.
A showcase of dynamic songwriting and forward-thinking sound design, Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer, a.k.a Tinlicker, announce their debut artist album ‘This Is Not Our Universe’, to be released on Anjunabeats this September.
Fusing Jordi’s polished pop and house production with Micha’s deep sonic palette, honed as a member of drum and bass group Black Sun Empire, Tinlicker has created groove-heavy progressive since 2013. Supported by Above & Beyond, Tiësto and Armin van Buuren, their electro-tinged sound has been championed by both Mau5trap and Anjunabeats. Reworks of Lane 8, Deadmau5 and Reflekt’s iconic ’Need To Feel Loved’ have become indispensable tools for the world’s biggest DJs.
A comprehensive insight into the Tinlicker sound, ’This Is Not Our Universe' features heartfelt songwriting, wistful house grooves and vibrant progressive interludes - a showcase for two innovative producers who are leading the pack.
Igniting dancefloors with ‘Lost’ feat. Run Rivers earlier this summer, the second single from the album is a long-awaited remix of alt-J’s ‘Breezeblocks’. A platinum-selling hit, the original has been streamed over 320 million times on Spotify since its release on 2012’s 'An Awesome Wave LP’.
“We’re both fans of alt-J. We had the idea of creating a completely different and unique vibe from the original, and the track has been a highlight in our sets over the past months. We are also very happy that alt-J themselves were happy for us to release this version.”
Tinlicker’s ‘This Is Not Our Universe’ will be released on September 27th, available on streaming, download, CD, and vinyl. The CD, fittingly, comes in a collector’s edition tin case.
The accompanying ‘This Is Not Our Universe tour’ see Micha and Jordi visit four continents over the next few months including performances at Creamfields Festival, Warehouse Project and Analog Brooklyn.
08/24 - Creamfields Festival - Daresbury, UK
09/19 - This Is Not Our Universe release party @ Shoreditch Platform - London, UK
09/21 - This Is Not Our Universe release party @ TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, NL
09/27 - Audio Nightclub - San Francisco, CA
09/29 - CRSSD Festival San Diego @ County Waterfront Park - San Diego, CA
09/29 - CRSSD After Dark @ County Waterfront Park - San Diego, CA
10/04 - Hideout at The Pourhouse @ The Pourhouse - Minneapolis, MN
10/05 - Ora Nightclub Seattle - Seattle, WA
10/19 - ADE Special @ WesterUnie - Amsterdam, NL
10/25 - Club 77 - Sydney, AUS
10/26 - XE54 - Melbourne, AUS
10/27 - Sub Rosa - Brisbane, AUS
11/01 - Glow @ Glow Club - Bangkok, TH
11/08 - Echostage - Washington, DC
11/29 - Warehouse Project @ Mayfield Depot - Manchester, UK
12/06 - Anjunabeats U.K. Tour @ The Cosmic Ballroom - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
12/07 - Remember The Future @ TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, NL
12/13 - Analog Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
12/14 - Cedar Street Courtyard - Austin, TX
12/20 - Anjunabeats U.K. Tour @ Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
Leaving listeners with little time to recover from his last seismic single, Flux Pavilion is back on it with “Surrender” featuring Next To Neon and A:M out now on Circus Records. His last two singles “Somebody Else” feat. GLNNA and his Marshmello joint “Room To Fall” feat. Elohim saw him feature amongst Spotify's biggest playlists such as 'New Music Friday Global', and 'mint', after only two weeks of release, they've already gone over 4 million streams.
Adding to this stellar single is Next To Neon, a Scandipop nominee for Best New Artist and Debut Single of The Year for his incredible 'Looking At You'. Fusing a sonic palette of 80s synths and modern pop vocals, he's turning heads everywhere he goes. Featuring on tracks for ALIUS, Wahlstedt, iamsimon, WATEVA, and Asher, his rise thus far has been astonishing. Exuding emotion and delivering hard lyrical punches, the glowing vocals of A:M adds the final level of sheen to this pristine single.
Award-winning producer Deorro returns with his new collaborative single “Shake That Bottle,” out now on Ultra Records. Teaming up with Barcelona native Hektor Mass, the dynamic duo created a high-energy stormer that stays true to their musical roots. With buoyant beats, Deorro’s unmissable and signature bounce, and bone-rattling bass “Shake That Bottle” makes it impossible to keep upright on the dancefloor.
“Shake That Bottle” adds to Deorro’s legendary music arsenal of tunes on Ultra Music followed by recent releases “All This Time,” “Pica,” “Obvious,” and his massive “World At Our Feet” remix for Timmy Trumpet. Deorro’s Mexican-American roots persuade his rhythmic beats, labeling him as one of the masters of latin/pop-influenced electronic music. However, his mastery doesn’t stop there. Deorro’s electronic excellence has lead him to produce tracks of various different genres making him an all-around producing legend. His track’s exciting energies come to life during his highly sought out live performances. Catch Deorro live at one of his upcoming shows across the nation: they’re not something you want to miss.
8/16 - Pure Nightclub - Sunnyvale, CA
8/17 - Das Energi Festival - Salt Lake City, UT
8/22 - Club Stellar - Xiamen, CN
8/23 - Club BBR - Shenzhen, CN
8/25 - Music Circus Festival - Osaka, JP
8/30 - The Republik - Honolulu, HI
9/6 - Story - Miami Beach, FL
9/7 - Hard Rock Hotel Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
9/13 - Marquee Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV
9/14 - Nocturnal Wonderland - San Bernardino, CA
10/05 - Holi Fest - Tlaxcala, MX
10/11 - The Grand Boston - Boston, MA
10/12 - Hard Rock Hotel Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
10/26 - Supernatural Fest - Denver, CO
11/8 - Marquee - New York, NY
House music folklore suggests that love can’t turn around, but Cedric Gervais thinks differently. In collaboration with Chris Willis, the Miami-based, Grammy-winning dance music icon proudly presents a huge disco anthem called ‘Turn your Love Around’. The song is inspired by George Benson’s disco classic of the same name, and follows in the footsteps of their previous collaborative smash hit with David Guetta: ‘Would I Lie To You’.
Making clubbers across the globe leave marks on the dance floor simply because they can’t stop moving, ‘Turn Your Love Around’ features none other than Chris Willis, David Guetta’s go-to guy for a club smash able to wreck the airwaves simultaneously. After his dramatic vocal entrance prepares an ominously keyed standoff, the instrumental invites everyone to get themselves worked up to the massive disco flourishes that end up cushioning the blows by simply being too damn funky. Heavy rotation awaits.
Chris Willis: “I loved the collaboration with Cedric and David on the cover of “Would I Lie To You” so much that I was really excited when Cedric called about “Turn Your Love Around”! The chance to cover a song by one of my favorite artists in the world, George Benson was a no brainer for me! I couldn’t be happier with the result! I hope the world loves it as much as I do.
Cedric Gervais: “I’m a huge fan of George Benson, when I grew up in Marseille funk and soul was playing everywhere and I remember falling in love with the original. I’ve always wanted to make a new version to play in my sets and after I was lucky enough to collaborate with Chris and David Guetta on a previous single ‘Would I Lie to You’, I discussed my idea with Chris. I love working with Chris and he breathes another life into this record and I’m so pleased we were able to do this together. For me the record just has that good vibe feel and I’ve been enjoying dropping it in my sets this summer.”
With over fifteen years of club-rocking, airwave-conquering and chart-breaking under his belt, Cedric Gervais is right to be called one of dance music’s foremost luminaries. He scored a Grammy in 2013 with his remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’, sold multi-platinum with a host of singles and is a frequent fixture in the Top 10s of acclaimed charts in the U.S. (Billboard), the U.K. (U.K. Singles chart) and Australia (ARIA). His before-mentioned remix of ‘Summertime Sadness’ racked up over 350 million streams on Spotify alone and ‘Would I Lie To You’, one of his spectacular collaborations with David Guetta and Chris Willis, is good for over 125 million streams on the popular streaming service. Judging by the sheer catchiness of this new single, there’s a good chance for ‘Turn Your Love Around’ to become at least as much as a scene staple.
In 1999 Cass & Slide originally released 'Perception' which quickly became an undisputed Trance classic of the era, rising to prominence on Sasha's iconic Global Undergound Ibiza, Tiësto’s renowned ‘In Search of Sunrise 2’ and Pete Tong’s Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1.
PRAANA now revives the track with a melodic makeover, whilst paying homage to the original and receiving props from Cass & Slide along the way.
Whlle PRANNA's true identiy will remain a mystery for now, the artist’s previous releases have received support across ABGT (Above & Beyond, ASOT (Armin), Tritonia (Tritonal), The Showcase (Matt Fax) and the Corsten’s Countdown (Ferry Corsten) while clocking over 300k streams on Spotify for previous single ‘Kaleidoscope’.
'Perception' is out now on Colorize Music.
To mark the 50th release for Perfecto Black records, we present something very special: “Summer Nights,” a collaboration between Perfecto head-honcho Paul Oakenfold and Galestian. This track features chugging grooves, tripped out arpeggiated melodies, pounding rhythms and beautiful, soaring vocal cuts, all weaved together to form an expertly crafted piece of progressive house music. This pounding progressive cut is guaranteed to deliver on the dancefloor and leave Perfecto fans very pleased.
When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold, it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over three decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today.
Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna, and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. His work has taken him from the DJ booth of the world's hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies - including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. His diversity of artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him two Grammy Nominations.
Galestian’s roots in electronic dance music stretch back to LA's underground music scene of the 1990s. He began making a name for himself on KUCI 88.9 FM in 2003, where he opened the studios to world-renowned artists such as Carl Cox, Dubfire, Above & Beyond, and Armin van Buuren. In 2018, he signed to Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Black label and was featured as a guest on his Planet Perfecto Radio show (episode 383), reaching over 27 million listeners in 70 countries. His monthly 'Global Entry’ radio show is syndicated worldwide.
With a stadium-quivering signature sound that has conquered the world numerous times since he first broke onto the scene way back, Gareth Emery’s melodic prowess has taken on a near otherworldly form. Hot on the heels of his latest album project (‘Kingdom United’) alongside fellow mastermind Ashley Wallbridge, the U.K. electronic music titan continues to deliver preposterously good music, and his new melodic masterpiece is everything his global audience could have hoped for: a goosebumps-inducing cut called ‘Mezzanine’.
Listen to Gareth Emery - Mezzanine
Bridging the gap between the radiant sound of summer and the highest reaches of Trance, Gareth Emery's 'Mezzanine' is tinged with the promise of a new beginning. Triumphantly setting course for a new, otherworldly dimension with flaring synth blasts and melodic outbursts that bring the light, this masterpiece mirrors the feeling of sunshine after rain as it radiates a familiar sense of hope and unity that will never fade.
Thanks to a massive tour schedule with mind-blowing shows at the likes of Tomorrowland, Laserface Ibiza and more, ‘Mezzanine’ has already graced the biggest festivals and events in the world as his current go-to live set opener. Its spunky attitude and dreamy feel spark a tidal wave of hands-in-the-air action, and that is exactly what the world can expect from an artist as seminal as Gareth Emery.
If there's anything the past few years have taught us, it’s that Francisco Allendes brings the Tech House fire wherever he goes. After setting the groove last year with Armada Subjekt releases such as label debut ‘Montana’ and ‘Superwings’, the ANTS resident turns to Kevin Saunderson’s legendary KMS label with a new single that’s bound to work wonders in tandem with the additional Kevin Saunderson remix: ‘Back And Forth’.
Listen to Francisco Allendes – Back And Forth (Incl. Kevin Saunderson Remix)
From the groove-infested original to Kevin Saunderson’s dark and brooding monster remix, ‘Back And Forth’ whips the crowd into shape in no time. Perfect for the late-night hours often associated with stomping Techno cuts, this release will generate loads of underground dance floor mayhem.
Having already stamped his acclaimed trademark sound on labels such as Desolat, Kaluki, VIVa Music, Cadenza, Snatch, Mood and Crosstown Rebels, Ibiza-based DJ and producer Francisco Allendes has been making waves since he burst onto the scene in the early 2000s. He unleashed numerous successful productions (e.g. ‘Caligula’, ‘Agility Queen’ and ‘Eres’), gained a huge amount of support from influential figures such as Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, turned heads at a slew of crowd-pleasing gigs at global festivals, events and clubs such as Creamfields, Awakenings, Mysteryland and Love Parade in his homecountry as well as at ANTS at Ushuaia, Tomorrowland, Medusa, MMW, BPM, Hyte, Cocoon and others worldwide. Francisco Allendes is one of the most flourishing names in the Tech House scene today and eager to build on that as a regular on (and ambassador for) Armada Subjekt and newcomer on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS imprint.
'Back and Forth' includes a remix from KMS label boss Kevin Saunderson himself.
Rousing. Uplifting. Exuberant. The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel evokes love and positive emotions wherever it's played. The latest release from Andrew Rayel is the song, "Take All Of Me," featuring the vocals of Haliene. Andrew Rayel & Haliene's "Take All Of Me" (inHarmony Music) is out now.
Listen to Andrew Rayel & HALIENE – Take All Of Me
Andrew Rayel is a producer impeccably skilled at conjuring joy and unabashed optimism with his music. If silence is deafening, it's only because the airwaves ache for the soaring strings and harmonic synths of Andrew Rayel, which, when married with his unique style of marching percussion, result in tracks that are at once exquisite and moving.
The prettiest of melodic riffs greet the top of the Original Mix, followed quickly by a rich 4/4 beat that will grab the attention of trance music-lovers everywhere. A parading, soldier-like percussion gives way to an impossibly beautiful melody played by Andrew Rayel on keyboards. It's this balance of hard-hitting percussion with achingly gorgeous refrains that create an irresistible contrast, drawing everyone to their feet to dance with abandon. Haliene's vocals are pristine and supremely human, the altruism of the lyrics conveyed perfectly by her vocal delivery. "Take All Of Me" is a trance music song that fans will be singing at the top of their lungs when heard at peaktime in nightclub mainrooms and festival mainstages around the world. In fact, Andrew Rayel has helped define the sound of modern-day trance music, and "Take All Of Me" positively takes flight.
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as "the future of trance music," Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the "modern-day Mozart." As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds' passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ'd the world's biggest festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub performances include: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas; Marquee, LAVO and Schimanski in New York City; Academy in Los Angeles; Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza; Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; Escape in Amsterdam, New City Gas in Montreal; Ministry of Sound in London, and numerous others.
Dutch power producer Fedde Le Grand has spent over a decade building up his reputation as one of the slickest producers in the game. With his latest offering, Fedde Le Grand turns up the heat by delivering an explosive single in the shape of ‘Skank’ – out now via Darklight Recordings.
Listen to Fedde Le Grand - Skank
Kicking off the track, Fedde Le Grand enlists original vocalist Jah Screechy to set the scene with his soulful reggae-tinged vocal piece paired with a down-tempo instrumental arrangement. Picking up the pace, Fedde fuses uplifting Caribbean synths and takes the listener on an enthralling ride on a turbulent bassline. The track chops and changes, keeping the listener captivated across its duration. Arriving just in time for his performances at some of the world’s most sensational summer parties, Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Skank’ is set to bring the energy to his upcoming performances at the likes of Parookaville, Untold, Tomorrowland and many more.
With his larger than life production style and bold live performances, Fedde Le Grand manages to stay on top of his game, delivering fresh offerings time and time again. Teaming up with Tomorrowland and Pepsi MAX, Fedde Le Grand has been on the search for ‘The Sound Of Tomorrow’ in a worldwide DJ competition. Following a bootcamp in Ibiza, the three finalists have put their own spin on the competition’s theme song, Fedde’s own ‘Like We Do’. With the finalists gearing up to perform a DJ set at Tomorrowland 2019, the winner will be selected by an online public vote and will have their remix released by Fedde’s Darklight Recordings after the festival.
Keep up to date with the competition and all things Fedde via his socials (https://feddelegrand.lnk.to/findme).
Fedde Le Grand live
Throughout the two albums and countless singles he’s released since burst onto the scene, Rodg has been spotlighting an artistic versatility you can’t easily find elsewhere. The Dutch DJ and producer has shown that he doesn’t shy away from experimenting with new sounds and styles, and that’s exactly how he managed to come up with this new, genre-defying track: ‘Fading’, made in collaboration with Sarah de Warren.
Listen to Rodg x Sarah de Warren - Fading
Threading through his second artist album (‘Fate’) with a darker shade of his signature sound, ‘Fading’ is another sterling example of the Dutchman’s broad-spectrum skill set. Featuring a breathtaking breakdown, Sarah de Warren’s lush vocals and a main theme that sets the mood just right, this record’s sure to become a staple track in many live sets across the globe.
Rodg: “I wanted to create a progressive record with rolling grooves and vocals that might not be the ‘standard’ go-to vocals for trancy records. Sarah did an amazing job with building tension in the vocal and the outcome was just magical. I’ve been testing it out in shows and it never fails to go off, so I just had to include it on the album!”
As a supremely passionate dance music aficionado, you know you can’t afford to miss out on the most thrilling tracks of the moment, and Ørjan Nilsen makes sure that you won’t by releasing a new, aptly titled track on his In My Opinion label. Led by that highly esteemed signature sound the Norwegian DJ and producer is known for, ‘FOMO’ drops listeners off in the thick of it all for some all-out, no-holds-barred clubbing.
Listen to Ørjan Nilsen – FOMO
From the call-and-response melodies in the breakdown to the soaring synths and rumbling bassline, ‘FOMO’ is exactly what the mainstage crowd just had to get their hands on. Add to that a fierce drop that supercharges the moment and you know no electronic music enthusiast can knowingly miss out on this one without feeling insanely bummed out.
Ørjan Nilsen: “The key point of this track is the bassline, as it reminds me a lot of the old times. Back when this style was booming, I was way too young to be partying, yet all I wanted to do was rave. That’s where the name ‘FOMO’ comes from, and I’m glad I could do that era justice with an old-school bassline and a contemporary, melodic drop that doesn’t hold back.”
London-based sisters, classically-trained multi-instrumentalists Bloom Twins, release the video for their new single ‘Love Me Right Now’.
Stream/Download "Love Me Right Now" HERE
Co-written by Bloom Twins (Sonya and Anna Kuprienko), Shannon Saunders and top UK producer/mixer Toby Scott, ‘Love Me Right Now’ is an upbeat summer anthem that combines the girls’ signature ‘dark pop’ sound with a driving melody and infectious lyrics. The video, which premiered via Hunger, is directed by Serge Vane.
With a raft of hit records already under his belt (Tove Lo, Wayne Hector, Little Mix, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Rebecca Ferguson, The Wanted, Kaiser Chiefs, and Gorgon City) ‘Love Me Right Now’ marks Toby Scott’s first writing/production venture with Bloom Twins, and the girls first release since their acoustic EP (Winter’s Tales), which came out in March of this year.
Alongside its release across all digital platforms, ‘Love Me Right Now’ has also been selected by jewellery giant Pandora for an upcoming global online campaign, which Bloom Twins will also star in. The campaign launches in July and will run for six months.
Speaking about the song, the girls said “‘Love Me Right Now’ is a bit of a departure for us with its breezier sound, but we are really proud of the way it’s turned out - and love that it was picked up by Pandora for their new campaign".
The Bloom Twins have come a long way since they uploaded their first track to YouTube -‘Fahrenheit’ at only 17 years old. Since then, Sonya and Anna have released a string of self- penned, intoxicating songs, performed to thousands of people all over the world with Eels, LP, Duran Duran, and Nile Rodgers – in addition to headlining their own shows and festival dates. They have garnered significant press coverage, starred in their first movie, and appeared in innumerable fashion campaigns.
The Bloom Twins will be spending the summer writing and recording for their next EP. ‘Love Me Right Now’ is out now on all digital platforms.
"Their mysterious, brooding songs with political undertones attached as attracted a significant buzz." Flaunt
“Precocious blend of noir pop melody and striking lyrical word play” - Clash
“Classy sinuous electro noir” - The Sunday Times
“So far so prodigious… Expect to hear much more of them very soon” - Vogue
“Divinely dynamic yet dark sisterly harmonies” - The Guardian
“New Breed of social media stars” - BBC
“Gloriously elegant, electro-noir affair driven by an infectious percussive beat” - Record of The Day
When London-based Bloom Twins uploaded their first track to YouTube -‘Fahrenheit’ - they were only 17 years old. Since then, classically-trained multi-instrumentalists Sonya and Anna have released a string of self- penned, intoxicating songs, performed to thousands of people all over the world, garnered significant press coverage, starred in their first movie, and appeared in innumerable fashion campaigns.
Blending driving electronic tracks with haunting melodies, they have created their own signature sound, which they describe as ‘dark pop’.
With profile pieces in a wide range of magazines, from Wonderland, and Vogue, to Numero and ID, these identical twins have already made their mark in Europe and the Far East – where they have toured extensively with a number of high-profile artists – from Eels, and LP to Duran Duran, and Nile Rodgers – in addition to headlining their own shows and festival dates.
Over the past three years they have performed on BBC Newsnight, performed in New York at one of the prestigious TED events, secured broadsheet coverage in most of the UK’s leading newspapers and been included, alongside Katy Perry, will.i.am and many more in Unicef’s Imagine campaign, two years in a row.
Their 2018 single, "Talk To Me" addressed the urgent need for a more open conversation around mental health issues; while the video for the track won Best Music Video at the Festigious Film Awards, BEST D.O.P at the International Music Video Underground Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Film Awards.
At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018 Bloom Twins joined will.i.am to create an immersive 360-degree video bringing together well established headline artists with exciting new talent.
Pianist, DJ, and producer LP Giobbi releases her latest single, “Slither In,” a mesmerizing house groove featuring hermixalot on vocals. Built around a tribal beat and a saxophone loop inspired by Nicki Minaj’s “Chun Li,” “Slither In” is a lush ode to turning up in the club. It follows her previously released single “Dejala Pasar,” a Spotify Fresh Find, in May.
“Slither In” draws you in with LP Giobbi’s signature piano house meets world house sound before dropping you into the hypnotic saxophone loop that anchors the song. When collaborator and vocalist hermixalot first heard the track, ‘Chun Li’ had just come out. “I thought to myself, what an unexpected way to use this instrument,” she says. “I sent it to LP, and the next time I heard LP’s track, she had chopped the sax line into something that almost felt like a chant. It made me think of a snake charmer, and that’s how I got to ‘Slither In.’” LP adds, “I was immediately inspired by how simple and effective the sax was on the Nicki track, and it made me want to go harder on the beat to balance the joyousness of the world sounds, the percussion, the Latin bass line.” The result is a throbbing piano house track with powerful vocals that is pure LP Giobbi magic, destined to have dancers everywhere dripping with sweat.
Fresh from electrifying audiences at Coachella (where her track “Amber Rose” was named one of DJ Mag’s “Top 20 Tracks of the Festival”), and Moogfest, LP will next be moving crowds at Elsewhere Brooklyn with Autograf (7/12), Coda Toronto (8/1, Animal Talk Party), and at HARD Summer (8/4). She will also be supporting Sofi Tukker on the R.I.P. Shame North American tour which will benefit mental health initiatives through a collaboration with plus1, which donates a dollar from every ticket sold to a charity effort.
An all around creative powerhouse, when LP Giobbi isn’t releasing music or performing, she keeps busy as a fashion designer for her own line of t-shirts and blouses called GIOBBI and as a mentor to womxn and LGBTQ+ identified creators interested in the process of music production through her educational platform, FEMMEHOUSE.
July 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Autograf Support)
July 24 - Berlin @ about/blank
August 2 - Toronto @ Coda (Animal Talk Party)
August 4 - Fontana, CA @ HARD SUMMER @ Speedway
October 2 - Calgary @ The Palace Theater*
October 4 - Vancouver @ Commodore Ballroom*
October 6 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
October 7 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
October 9 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
October 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium*
October 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater*
October 15 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
October 16 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
October 17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
October 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater*
October 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
October 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
October 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner*
*Sofi Tukker Support
LP Giobbi is a producer-DJ-music director-synth warrior goddess born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon. Her educational platform, FEMMEHOUSE, addresses the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by using her production skills to empower womxn to learn the language of the studio. When she’s not sharing stages with the likes of Jax Jones, Hotel Garuda, Gallant and Madame Gandhi, or touring the world with Sofi Tukker (while helping run their label, Animal Talk), she’s jumping tits first into the world of fashion with her line, GIOBBI—a line of blouses and tees that celebrates the differences in all wild womxn, honoring the sacred feminine in all of us.
FEMMEHOUSE is an educational platform created to address the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by empowering womxn to learn the language of the studio. With DJ, producer and label head (of Sofi Tukker’s Animal Talk Collective) LPGiobbi at the helm, FEMMEHOUSE leverages her rich network of artists to lead FREE workshops on practical recording skills—covering everything from using MIDI to how to work with vocalists. Sign ups for all sessions are open now at www.thisisfemmehouse.com.
The king of American progressive house, Morgan Page returns with a massive heavy-hitter on Armada Music. Teaming up with Asia-based producer VIVID, songwriter Damon Sharpe and singer Allé, Page’s beautiful new single ‘Fire & Gold’ drops today for worldwide release.
Listen to Morgan Page & VIVID feat. Allé & Damon Sharpe – Fire & Gold
As exquisitely crafted as you’d expect from a Morgan Page production, ‘Fire & Gold’ also brings into play VIVID, renowned for his residencies across Japan and South Korea at T2 Shibuya, ELE, ColoR, Octagon, The A and GRID, and US lyricist Damon Sharpe, who gifts Allé an infectious topline. Brimming with club energy thanks to boisterous synths and driving percussion, the track also allows for moments of quality pop bliss, underpinned by warm piano and the gentle husk of Allé’s vocal.
The single continues Morgan’s run of releases with iconic imprint Armada Music and comes at the same time the revered producer announces his new Quick Tips project with OWC. Launched the same day as ‘Fire & Gold,’ fans can get their hands on limited edition decks of reference cards featuring some of Morgan’s most popular production tips when they purchase one of OWC’s high-end data storage solutions.
Coming to the aid of an arena near you, 'Rescue Me' offers a lifeline in the form of Nino Lucarelli partnering with the Dutch DubVision brothers and Russia's Vigel. An EDM love song targeting that individual someone as well as inspiring a rousing group hug, the partnership produces an energetic feel-good factor that doesn't forget the importance of seeking salvation. 'Rescue Me' reunites Lucarelli and DubVision from their prior track 'Yesterday'.
Listen to DubVision vs Vigel featuring Nino Lucarelli – 'Rescue Me'
A classic quiet-loud-quiet structure allows Lucarelli to express his thoughts on a personal level before being given the all clear to holler his cry for help, his message transported by a bouncing bomb of synths from Vigel and the brothers Leicher as the hushed solitude surrenders to a neon-coloured boost. All three are in agreement as to where the track's motivating qualities lie.
Vigel: "I'm such a big lover of DubVision's productions & melodies, so it was definitely a lot of fun working together on this record. After we finished the instrumental, Nino did a really great job on the vocal to finish our song and I'm really happy with the end result. This tune could definitely be your anthem for this summer season"
Nino Lucarelli: ''I've had a blast bringing 'Rescue Me' to life with Dubvision and Vigil. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to present a dynamic and nostalgic anthem alongside such talented producers. I hope our song lives on in your summer playlists!''
DubVision: "We'd never collaborated with the very talented Vigel before, but when he sent us the first draft of the track around ADE in 2018, we immediately thought it was dope and started working on it right away. For the vocals, we reached out to our friend Nino Lucarelli, and after some final tweaks we were more than happy with the result - we're sure this one is ready for the summer!"
The career of DubVision's Victor and Stephan Leicher continues in the ascendancy, awash with Beatport #1s and seven figure streams. Working within the cream of dance and EDM circles, Afrojack & David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and Sander van Doorn are admirers and conspirators that few can match. Well recognized as international crowd pleasers, Tomorrowland, Ultra, Dance Valley, Amnesia Ibiza, Marquee Las Vegas and Pacha NYC have all profited from the DubVision magic touch.
Coming from the left of the desert rock scene, Nino Lucarelli forged a winning link with DubVision when the duo passed through the Southwest's Maya nightclub. With 20 million streams to his name across all the platforms that matter, Lucarelli continues to climb most-wanted lists: off the back of working with Kaaze on 'I Should Have Walked Away', the Arizona singer-songwriter is sure to be a bankable hired gun for time to come.
Vigel began making waves on Nicky Romero's Protocol Recordings with the sound of the Bobina-paired 'Crunch', and really announced himself to the Armada empire with the track 'SQRT', a favourite sought after by Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, and Martin Garrix. The Russian producer has consistently brought the goods to Armada Trice since 2015, and is fast becoming the choice of the fist pumper in the front row.
Tritonal have had a massive presence on the electronic dance music scene for over a decade, and this year is poised to be their biggest yet. 2019 has been home to some of the duo’s most prolific singles including “Little Bit of Love” with American popstar Rachel Platten, fan-favorite single “U Found Me,” “Hard Pass” and more, all leading up to the release of their third studio album U & Me, out now on Enhanced Music.
Experts at combining elements of traditional pop music with euphoric dance music, U & Me is a refreshing 19 track masterpiece from the duo. The high energy electro-infused tracks are reminiscent of the golden era of progressive house, of which Tritonal first exploded into. Each song is a feel good listen, and many feature impressive collaborations with vocalists including Rachel Platten, Mozella, RYANN, Evalyn, Lourdiz and more.
'U & Me' is another significant release on Tritonal’s label Enhanced Music, an imprint they have owned and operated for 10 years in partnership with Will Holland. Enhanced Music is home to over 400 releases from acts including Arty, Audien, APEK, Breathe Carolina, Dezza, Koven, Cuebrick, Matt Fax and many more.
The title for our latest full length album, U & ME – is a very simple pointer towards Unity & Love that we feel is inherent in life itself. Ultimately, we are all connected – in fact everything in the Universe is connected. Music allows us to express that connection through sound. There is so much inherent divisiveness in our culture today and we wanted to flip the “you vs me” or the “us vs them” dialogue on its head. “My Country”, “My Team”, “My Race”, “My Beliefs”, “My Social Group” – they all are ideologies people identify with to enhance their false sense of self and can be divisive instead of unifying. Through them, people make themselves “right” and others “wrong” and define their identity through their enemies, the “others”, the “non-believers” or “wrong believers”. This identification leads to suffering. Hopefully, our music can act as a light that shines upon one simple truth – Love.”– Chad & Dave aka Tritonal.
In an effort to support a cause near and dear to them, Tritonal has partnered with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and will be donating a percentage of their U & Me merchandise proceeds to help raise awareness for mental health within music. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
With Tritonal fans being amongst the most loyal in dance music, Tritonal has launched a special competition whereby the grand prize winner will receive entry into Tritonal shows for life. The winner can expect a special “U & ME Forever Card” that is also a true collectors item! For more information on how to enter click here.
To learn more about Tritonal’s upcoming U & ME album, custom merch and tour dates, please click here.
6/14 - Calgary, CA - The Palace Theatre
6/15 - Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub - Las Vegas, NV
6/22 - The Republik - Honolulu, HI
6/25 - Warp Shinjuku - Tokyo, Japan
6/26 - Time Nightclub - Costa Mesa, CA
6/28 - Tom Live - Shenzhen, China
6/29 - 5tardium - Seoul, Korea
7/13 - HQ Nightclub - Atlantic City, NJ
7/26 - Time - Costa Mesa, CA
7/27 - Parq - San Diego, CA
8/3 - World - Charlotte, NC
9/20 - Liquid - Madizon, WI
10/11 - Galla Park - Cincinnati, OH
When Super8 & Tab met KhoMha for the first time on a cruise from Singapore to Thailand, musical sparks flew in every direction. A deep-rooted connection was made, and when Super8 & Tab went through their demos later on and asked KhoMha if he was interested in working with them, a new, powerful Trance record was born: ‘Stardust’.
Listen to Super8 & Tab x KhoMha - Stardust
A collab as smashing as the track’s raw bassline, this brand-new link-up between the Finnish duo and Colombian power trancer has the potential to wreck stadiums across the globe. From the mighty kick drums to the epic melody to tempestuous drop, ‘Stardust’ is meant to cause mass euphoria among the world’s legions of trance fans.
Super8 & Tab: “It’s always great to work with other producers to see how they do things. We think KhoMha’s choice of sounds is spot on, making it very easy for us to make the track sound as big as it does.”
KhoMha: “I've always been a fan of Super8 & Tab, and ever since we got to meet each other, the vibes were just great. If you listen to the main melody of the track, it takes you out to space. It has a very deep emotional feeling, but at the same time a lot of euphoria, just like the stars when you look up at them at night. We wanted the name of the track to represent that sentiment, and that’s how we ended up with ‘Stardust’.”
Though they have both been mainstays in the Trance scene for a very long time, Ben Gold and Richard Durand have never joined forces on the productional front together. Until now. Today, the U.K. melody master and Dutch Trance titan teamed up to indulge fans worldwide with a special slice of collaborative magic: ‘A Thousand Times’.
Listen to Ben Gold & Richard Durand – A Thousand Times
Taken from the upcoming second part of Ben Gold’s ‘Sound Advice’ album series, Ben Gold and Richard Durand’s gorgeous new single brings back the beloved classic Trance sound for a wonderful journey fans will want to dive in wholeheartedly. With a soaring melody, a spine-tingling breakdown and harmonies that warm the heart and soothe the soul, this magnificent offering will make listeners hit the repeat button ‘A Thousand Times’ or more, which is exactly why Ben Gold and Richard Durand chose this title to begin with.
Ben Gold: “We bumped into each other in the ASOT studio during the 2018 TOTY countdown. We were celebrating our tracks making the Top 20 and started talking about what we liked and what we didn't like in Trance music today. It just clicked and we arranged a studio session to make the most of that connection. It perhaps isn’t the most obvious collaboration, but it’s a real 50/50 match-up that takes the best of both our sounds and fuses them into one production.”
Richard Durand: “We met in Australia on tour in 2011. It’s always good to see Ben on the road; we get on well and have respect for each other’s music. As we now live 10 minutes away from each other, it was super easy to set up some studio sessions. We started with a beautiful melody that we said we could listen to ‘A Thousand Times’ and that’s where the title came from. This record has been such a huge highlight in my sets for the past few months; I can’t imagine a set without it!”
Known for his signature earth shattering bass and sound, SNAILS is back on the scene with “Jackhammer” (in collaboration with Krimer). Out now on his Slugz Music imprint, “Jackhammer” is an ominous and booming bass track, with anthemic build ups that cascade into a massive drop. The track marks SNAILS’ first release of 2019 and follows his SLIMEAGEDDON EP release in 2018, which featured Zeds Dead, Adventure Club, Wooli and more.
“I’m so happy with how Jackhammer came together!!! Krimer and I live 20 minutes away from each other so we finally decided to sit down in the studio and give birth to this filthy banger!!”
"We’ve been friends for quite some time now and we finally decided to work on a song. We literally sat down for 2 days and we created a lethal weapon called “Jackhammer.” I’m super happy with the song and it was such a good time with Snails!!" - Krimer
Fans will have many chances to catch SNAILS this spring and summer, including festival sets at Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, IleSoniq and Bass Canyon, among others. In addition to returning to Lolla's Perry’s stage for a solo closing set, SNAILS is performing a massive versus set alongside Gud Vibrations guys NIGHTMRE and Slander. The debut Gud Vibrations vs. Slugz Music battle set will be at Lollapalooza Paris just a week prior.
Looking ahead to October, SNAILS is hosting his 3rd annual SLUGGTOPIA event at Red Rocks with Kill The Snails, Rusko, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Sullivan King and more. Tickets are on sale now here.
For a taste of what to expect from SNAILS this summer, dive into his EDCLV 2019 set, where he teases many IDs from himself and other exciting acts. Listen on Soundcloud here.
Catch SNAILS on tour this summer, tour dates below and additional information here.
6/13 - Guangzhou, China - Rave House
6/14 - Shenzhen, China - Club Sector
6/15 - Ningbo, China - A8 Raver Club
6/26 - San Francisco, CA - 715 Harriet
6/30 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
7/5 - Velder Woods, The Netherlands - We Are Electric
7/6 - Salzburgring, AT - Electric Love Festival
7/18 - Scranton, PA - Camp Bisco
7/21 - Paris, FR - Lollapalooza (Gud Vibrations VS Slugz Music)
8/1 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza (Gud Vibrations VS Slugz Music)
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Sound Bar (Lollapalooza Afterparty)
8/10 - Montreal, QC - IleSoniq
8/24 - Seattle, WA - Bass Canyon
9/1 - Seoul, South Korea - EDC Korea
10/4 - Morrison, CO - SLUGGTOPIA 3 Red Rocks
It’s been quite a 2019 for Pelikann, smashing his way on to the Circus Records roster and releasing a string of massive tunes, and he’s not even done yet. Our boy Pelikann just dropped his first EP for the label - Reboot. From his free release “Freak” with Purple Velvet Curtains to his early May banger “OMFG” his sound has attracted love from 12th Planet, Excision, DJ BL3ND, Figure, Reid Speed, Willy Joy and more.
Releasing with the likes of Saucy, UKF, Bingo Bass, In:Flux, and Holy Goof’s Globes, Pelikann has always always had a passion for heavy bass. Previously citing Flux Pavilion and FuntCase among his dream collaborators, a first EP on Circus seems fitting.
Want to turn the entire Trance scene on its head? Better let one of its main figures team up with one of the genre’s hottest talents then. Played extensively at and around the A State Of Trance 900 shows to unite fans from all over the world, Armin van Buuren and Luke Bond’s brand-new track with KARRA called ‘Revolution’ is exactly what the crowd has been asking for: a massive track that will shape the next generations of Trance music.
A superbly energetic track from the flag-bearer of Trance and the U.K. rising star, ‘Revolution’ is a true crowd thriller in every way. From the tremor-like drums to the killer melody and KARRA's futuristic vocals, this speaker-busting production will leave its mark on dance floors worldwide.
Armin van Buuren: “I think Luke Bond is one of the most exciting talents of Trance music today. I’ve been playing his tracks in my live sets for a long time now, and he’s been doing such an amazing job lately I just had to team up with him. Collaborating with him was very inspiring, and I think we managed to create something we can be very proud of.”
Luke Bond: “’Revolution’ started out as a rough idea that I pitched to Armin as a potential collaboration. He was on board right away, which got me very excited. Everything felt really organic throughout the collaborative process with both of us adding new ideas as we progressed. It was incredibly inspiring to work with both Armin van Buuren and KARRA, and I’m really proud of what we’ve all created.”
KARRA: “My goal as an artist is to always create something bigger than myself, and ‘Revolution’ is exactly that. When they sent me the instrumental, I was blown away by its power and knew that this record was going to make waves across the globe. This made it easy for me to tie it all together with the uplifting and empowering message behind the vocal. The entire process with Luke and Armin was effortless, and that’s when the real magic happens.”
Circus Records is known for everything from pristine melodies to full-on bass mayhem, and few can straddle that boundary as confidently as Conrank. The international man of mystery would have a star on the Circus walk of fame for his slew of supreme bangers, and he’s adding one more to the pile with “Bubble & Run” feat. Patwan.
Last appearing for us on Conrank & Drezza collab “Decapitate,” Cardiff MC Patwan has since been on the grind, laying down bars forStagga, Killa Kela and Quartz among others. Following Conrank’s cover of Planet Perfecto’s “Bullet In The Gun” with vocalist Charmae, word has slipped a debut LP is on the horizon for the promising producer. Fans of his who have been treated to tracks with Dirty Monkey, Space Jesus, and Bassnectar in recent months, can celebrate in person catching him on any of several dates in the US this coming summer.
Dubstep stars Adventure Club are back at it with their latest track "Next Life" co-produced by Crankdat and featuring vocals from Krewella. Out now on Ultra Music, "Next Life" has the unmissable Adventure Club melodic bass sound, a dose of Crankdat's top notch production and Krewella's soaring vocals.
Released back in 2012, Adventure Club and Krewella's first collaboration "Rise & Fall" dropped just as both acts were on the precipice of dance music stardom. Now, after seven years of waiting - and with the help of their pal Crankdat - the dynamic duos are back and with much delight for supporters of the global bass scene.
"We've been huge fans of Crankdat, it's really dope that we were finally able to link up and make this happen.There was something about the way the track was shaping up, that it just felt like the perfect time and track to have some of our oldest and dearest friends Krewella hop on and really complete the song." - Leighton James of Adventure Club
Adventure Club are currently in the midst of their Death or Glory tour with support from some of bass music's finest up and comers including Wooli, Riot Ten, ARMNHMR, Dirt Monkey and more. Remaining tour date information can be found here.
DEATH OR GLORY TOUR DATES
4/12 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
4/13 - Roxian Theatre - Mckees Rocks, PA
4/14 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
4/17 State Theatre - Portland, ME
4/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
4/19 - Echostage - Washington, DC
4/20 - Avant Gardner - New York, NY
4/23 - The District - Sioux Falls, SD
4/24 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
4/25 - OKC Farmers Market - Oklahoma City, OK
4/26 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
4/27 - The Pageant - St Louis, MO
4/30 - The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
5/1 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
5/2 - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
5/4 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
5/18 - Global Dub Festival - Morrison, CO
Some team-ups in the world of dance music are just made to shatter expectations, and this is one of them. Combining their specific skill sets into a track that radiates massive hit potential, Sultan + Shepard and Showtek pay homage to Heavy D & The Boyz’s iconic hit via their own tasty spin: ‘We Found Love’.
Listen to Sultan + Shepard x Showtek – We Found Love
From the great instrumental to the recognizable vocals taken from world-renowned hit ‘Now That We Found Love’, Sultan + Shepard and Showtek’s new offering stands tall as an unbridled, genre-defying anthem, and will be featured on the former’s first-ever studio album. Juggling funky vocal shots with street-smart drops and chasing piano chords, this song has all the hallmarks of a song that dominates the airwaves and dance floors alike.
Sultan + Shepard: "The sessions we had with Showtek while working on this record were some of our favorite that we've ever had. Between the four of us, we had so many musical references and inspirations that we decided to put as many of them as we could into the track and it ended up being a blast. We wanted to pour that free flowing energy into the song and make something that didn't conform to any genre or rules or feel serious. We just wanted something that felt as much fun as we were having together."
Grammy nominees and frequent Beatport charters, Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists, such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay to name a few. As Canada’s well-known dance music force and one of the biggest duos in the industry, they effortlessly bridge the gap between dance music and pop, which landed them the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year in 2013 for ‘Bad’, the multi-platinum single they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. Moreover, they spent six weeks atop the U.S. Mediabase Airplay chart and racked up a JUNO award nomination and over 24 million streams on Spotify with ‘Almost Home’ (with Nadia Ali).
Consisting of brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, Showtek are one of the most successful DJ/producer duos of the moment. After notching up hundreds of millions of streams through global hit singles such as ‘Bad’, ‘Sun Goes Down’ (both with David Guetta) and ‘Booyah’, the Dutchmen struck gold in the second half of 2016 with ‘Believer’, a collaboration with globally acclaimed hit machine Major Lazer. Adding to their streak of success with various notable chart positions (e.g. in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart and the official Dutch Top 40 chart) and over 75 million streams across the most popular streaming services, ‘Believer’ led the way for even more infectious releases to sprout, including last year’s collab with Moby (‘Natural Blues’) and this super-infectious, dance-floor-ready link-up with Sultan + Shepard.
Sometimes, a chance meeting is all it takes for magic to happen. In Los Angeles, at the start of a new school year, Bob Sinclar was invited to a charity event organized by the French high school his children go to. Among the parents participating was a certain Robbie Williams, and during this atypical meeting far from studios, clubs and gigantic concert halls, all the elements were there for an artistic collaboration between an electronic music star and world-renowned pop icon: ‘Electrico Romantico’.
Listen to Bob Sinclar feat. Robbie Williams – Electrico Romantico
Confirming the musical shift of Bob Sinclar after dominating European radio airplay for almost fifteen weeks with summer single ‘I Believe’, ‘Electrico Romantico’ offers a combination of explosive grooves and disco-esque vibes to really get the crowd going. Add to that Robbie Williams’ alluring, impeccably poppy vocals and you know that this meeting of two staple artists shows why both artists are unanimously touted as 21st century hit machines.
Legendary French artist Bob Sinclar has been one of the longest standing figures of the international electronic music scene, and produced some of its most iconic house hits across a career spanning almost 20 years. With eight full-length albums under his belt, a glittering discography that includes #1 hits and gold and platinum records, and a constant tour diary that features annual slots at Carnaval de Rio and Tomorrowland as well as an annual residency at Pacha Ibiza with his ‘Paris By Night’ concept, his influence can be felt throughout all levels of dance music.
There’s no denying that Robbie Williams is among the biggest music stars of this era. As a solo artist, he has sold over 77 million albums worldwide, has six of the top 100 best-selling albums in British history, and has had fourteen #1 singles. He is also one of the most in-demand live performers in music, who continues to play stadiums around the world, and has won a record number of eighteen BRIT Awards – more than any other artist in music history.
Starting off the new year strong, Seven Lions has teamed up with Wooli and Trivecta for their highly anticipated collaboration “Island,” which melds euphoric melodies with bass heavy synths into the perfect blissful yet abrasive melodic dubstep hybrid. Featuring the majestic singer Nevve, “Island” is now out on Seven Lions’ imprint Ophelia Records. 2018 was a massive year for Seven Lions, as he completed his remarkable “The Journey 2 Tour”, released the beloved Start Again EP which included pivotal singles “After Dark” and “Dreamin,’” and unleashed his collaboration with SLANDER and Dabin entitled “First Time,” among other standout music.
Wooli has delivered bass music to a new level this past year - his remix of Seven Lions and Blastoyz psytrance smash hit “After Dark” with Samplifire was his first appearance on the Ophelia label. Now, Wooli is exploring his take on melodic dubstep by creating dark and destructive synths that blend perfectly with Seven Lions’ gentle harmonies. Wooli shows off his explosive sounds and distinctive melodies in “Island”.
2018 was a breakout year for Trivecta, hopping on tours with Illenium and Kill The Noise, as well as playing a debut performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. "Island” reunites Trivecta with Wooli once again, following their big release “Falling” last year on Monstercat.
The Nevve vocal collective had a banner year in 2018, with massive collaborations alongside Boombox Cartel, 3LAU, DROELOE, Madison Mars, Borgeous, and many more, all solidifying Nevve as one of the top electronic vocal projects in the world. With many promising collaborations slated for 2019 - led by “Island” - momentum promises to continue for Nevve’s space age sound.
It's without doubt a team-up long awaited by fans across the dance music spectrum since their stunning 2010 collaboration 'I Will Be The Same', and it's happening today. Off the back of their recent, brilliant live acoustic cover of Avicii's 'Without You', frequent live collaborators and fellow Trance icons Gareth Emery and Emma Hewitt have joined forces on a drop-dead gorgeous single certain to empower, enchant and inspire every step along the way: 'Take Everything'.
Listen to Gareth Emery & Emma Hewitt – Take Everything
Already tried and tested live at Gareth Emery's Laserface Dreamstate show, 'Take Everything' sees the two industry icons set an emotionally charged backdrop and serve up a resolute message of emotional survival as poignant as it is defiant. Combining Emery's inimitable, signature sound with Emma Hewitt's sublime vocals, the song captures the emboldened spirit of rising from the ashes of a past gone wrong and starting again. From bitter endings to the possibility of new beginnings, 'Take Everything' is the resounding declaration of an unbreakable spirit.
Gareth Emery: "People have been asking for years when Emma and I would release another song together and when we finally sat down together in LA to write, 'Take Everything' just arrived so quickly and naturally…it was one of those songs that was just ready to be written. We have been performing this live on the recent Laserface shows together and it is unbelievably satisfying to see it resonating with people emotionally on such a scale even before the record has come out. I am really proud of this record."
Emma Hewitt: "Working with Gareth was an absolute blast too; he is not only one of my absolute favorite producers in the universe, but also one of my very favorite people. He was on the exact same wavelength with this song and the session just clicked. 'Take Everything' is really a declaration of independence for me; it is saying that after the storm, there will always be a new start and a universe of new possibilities in front you. It is a really powerful thing to sing that idea to life and to believe in new beginnings; I hope people take heart in the idea of new possibilities and the pages yet to be written..."
With the release of their new album 'No Tourists', The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1's (no other electronic act has done this).
Listen to 'No Tourists' here and 'Timebomb Zone' (Conrank remix) here
The Prodigy have unveiled a remix of new single ‘Timebomb Zone’ from Conrank, which is available today. The band’s seventh straight number 1 album, ‘No Tourists’, is out now, with The Prodigy also concluding their massive UK & European headline tour this month.
‘Timebomb Zone’ is given a visceral rework from Conrank today, the UK-born (via LA and Shanghai) DJ and producer who has emerged as one of bass music’s most innovative voices. In a rare opportunity The Prodigy also recently released the separated musical elements of ‘Timebomb Zone’ for fans to download and remix themselves (all details via https://TheProdigy.lnk.to/TZRMXPR).
‘Timebomb Zone’ is a striking highlight from ‘No Tourists’, an album which sees The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1s (no other electronic act has done this). Here is a group who from day one dominated the illegal rave scene, challenged anti-rave legislation and redefined the whole idea of what a band should be like. They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads…effectively reaching global audiences without compromise: see 7 number 1 albums, 30 million record sales, and multiple honours (two Brits, two Kerrang! awards, five MTV awards, two Grammy nominations). And with the success of ‘No Tourists’, The Prodigy are clearly doing what they and only they do best.
The urgency of ‘No Tourists’ arguably appears to have tapped into (says Howlett) a wider need for escapism. ‘It’s about the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. ‘No Tourists’ is about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”
Closing an incredible 2018, ‘No Tourists’ has seen The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They’re renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant – as well as their unbeaten streak of number 1 albums - is The Prodigy’s resolute focus to always do things their own unique way. The remarkable success of ‘No Tourists’ suggests that in 2018, the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has also never been more needed.
‘No Tourists’ is available digitally, on CD, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (w/ support from Slaves)
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
More dates to be announced soon
Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown feat. RBBTS “Long Way From Home”
Stream here / Watch the video here
Above & Beyond’s first original collaboration single since 2010 (for those playing at home, that was ‘Anphonic’ with Kyau & Albert) sees the production powerhouse of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki link up with prolific San Franciscan, Spencer Brown.
‘Long Way From Home’ featuring the vocals of RBBTS (Anne Kalstrup & Hendrik Burkhard) is a gentle, melancholic wave of undulating melodies, underpinned by the quartet’s rounded, dancefloor-ready sound. Debuted at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 300 celebrations in Hong Kong, the song considers the experience of loneliness that besets many touring artists. Aptly, the first sketch of the track was laid down by Paavo and Spencer in a Melbourne hotel room - a very, very long way from home.
Says Paavo, “Both Spencer and myself know all too well what it's like being a touring musician.
Filled with totally amazing, high moments, but also lonely moments in hotel rooms far away from home. We'd both been travelling for hours feeling somewhat lost and lonely and ended up spending the day together talking about it all. We found ourselves making a song about it all in a makeshift hotel room studio.”
Spencer Brown has just finished a world tour with Above & Beyond, playing direct support to crowds across North America, Australasia and Europe. A star on the rise, Spencer is already a mainstay on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint. The prolific 24 year old released his debut artist album, ‘Illusion Of Perfection’, on the label earlier this year.
Says Spencer, “ “Dream on little dreamer." A message that rung in my head after seeing Above & Beyond, as a fan, in 2014. After signing my music with Anjunabeats in 2016, our musical and personal relationship deepened. We’ve toured the world together. Now, we’ve penned this song - drawing deep from our hearts - about the crazy lives we lead.”
Road-tested and fine-tuned in front of sell-out crowds across Europe, ‘Long Way From Home’ feat. RBBTS is an early Christmas treat for Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown fans. Fans need not wait long for more. Both artists have packed schedules for the remainder of the year.
So, the wild ride continues. Thankfully, where there’s good friends and good music, you’re never that far from home.
ABOVE & BEYOND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
SPENCER BROWN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Off the back of recent hits such as ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Orinoco’ (feat. Corey James), Thomas Gold returns to Armada Music with ‘Real Love’, a single that blends the best of pop and dance into a delicious crossover cut meant for greatness. Introducing New Zealand-born, Germany-based singer-songwriter Graham Candy on vocals, ‘Real Love’ builds on Thomas Gold’s knack for creating intoxicating tracks and emerges as a perfect, light-hearted love anthem sure to strike a chord in fans from all over the world.
Listen to Thomas Gold feat. Graham Candy – Real Love
“I had heard a lot about Graham Candy and I knew that he is based in the same city as me, Berlin in Germany. When we were looking for new songs back in summer this year, I received a rough demo of 'Real Love' from Graham and I instantly thought - this HAS to be the next Thomas Gold single! So I started working on the production and went back and forth with Graham and his team for some tweaks, after which we got to the final version pretty quickly. I love the vibe of his voice and I wanted to go for a bit of a crossover sound with a bit of a housey vibe and there we are! Graham and I are both really excited for this one to come out!”, Gold says.
Thomas Gold has had a very successful 2018. Having recently shown the masses at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Coachella and EDC Las Vegas who’s boss, the pop-dance Svengali accumulated over 50 million streams on Spotify alone with global smash hit “Magic”, strengthened his presence on the airwaves (in the U.S. as well as in the rest of the world) with many infectious singles, and turned heads on tour by bringing his energetic live performance to staple clubs and festival throughout the U.S. and Asia.
Breaking onto the scene in 2014 with 'Burma', Jason captured the energy and spirit of progressive trance almost instantly. Catching the ear of Above & Beyond, he contributed three tracks to the trio's legendary Madison Square Garden show that same year.
A studio and sound design enthusiast, Jason’s introduction into the upper echelons of the dance universe was quick and deserved; a succession of euphoric instrumentals including ‘Atlas’, ‘Cairo’ and ‘Coaster’ found support with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Kaskade and David Guetta. He’s rarely excluded from the record bag of Jono, Tony and Paavo.
His Anjunabeats Worldwide 06 mix hit #1 on the iTunes dance chart in the summer of 2016, followed by ‘Higher Love’ in January 2017, his collaboration with Seven Lions and Paul Meany from MUTEMATH that quickly became one of Anjunabeats' most successful singles to date. With touring credits including EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo plus two appearances at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy celebrations, Jason is no stranger to epic dance floor moments - he’s been making them for four years.
Soaking up inspiration from his contemporaries and travels, Jason’s sound has diversified in 2018 - thrilling fusions of proto-dubstep and 2018 bass have informed his recent remix of Illenium, while releases on Seven Lions' Ophelia imprint have also delved deep into fast, psychedelic territory.
Drawing inspiration from some of the places that have impacted his journey so far, ‘Rooms’ is a whirlwind trip through diverse soundscapes, including nods to his hometown of Minneapolis and the iconic Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State where he performed with Seven Lions in 2017.
“The Rooms concept is a representation of the evolution of me as a person and artist,” explains Jason. "Each room represents a pinnacle growing point in my life that has brought me to where I am today.”
Capturing the neon-drenched chaos of a recent 10-date China tour, there’s a frenetic feel to lead single ’East Of Eden’, the swirling synths and unrelenting groove reminiscent of a vibrant marketplace.
Jason returns to Rooms both familiar and new across North America throughout the winter, including L.A.’s Exchange, Mezzanine San Francisco and Sound-Bar Chicago. Tickets for the ‘Rooms' tour are on sale now HERE.
Jason Ross' ‘Rooms’ will be released on Anjunabeats in early 2019, with first single ‘East Of Eden’ available to stream and download now HERE.
ROOMS NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2019*
*More dates to be added
Jan 25 - Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 26 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Jan 31 - Aston Manor, Seattle, WA
Feb 1 - The Church, Denver, CO
Feb 2 - Celebrities, Vancouver, BC
Feb 9 - REV, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 15 - Sound-Bar, Chicago, IL
Feb 16 - The Grasshopper, Detroit, MI
Feb 23 - CODA, Toronto ON
Mar 1 - Soundcheck, Washington DC
Mar 8 - Vulcan, Austin, TX
Mar 9 - Gilt, Orlando, FL
Mar 14 - Sky, Salt Lake City, UT
It’s been a while since Feenixpawl and Georgi Kay struck gold with their single ‘In My Mind’ and Axwell’s super popular edit, but the trail of the Grammy-nominated, award-winning single hasn’t gone cold at all. Now over 70 million streams later, the Australian duo and L.A.-based singer-songwriter have linked up again, adding Mexican DJ/producer talent Sheco to the team for the song’s successor: ‘Dreams’.
Listen to Feenixpawl & Sheco feat. Georgi Kay – Dreams
A flawless follow-up to hit record ‘In My Mind’, ‘Dreams’ sees the Aussie dance music stars knock another one out of the ballpark in tandem with Sheco and Georgi Kay. With a strong focus on the sincere beauty of the mesmerizing chords and heavenly vocals, ‘Dreams’ is one of those songs that has fans closing their eyes and reaching for the sky to take in every inch of the Progressive House-scented wonder.
Feenixpawl: “We’ve been looking for something to work on with Georgi ever since ‘In My Mind’, but of course there is pressure to recreate the magic of that song. We first met Sheco at a gig we played in Mexico, where we instantly hit it off. He’s a young, super-talented producer and we had already discussed doing a collab. Once we got rolling on the track with him and felt the energy in the studio, we immediately knew this tune would be perfect for Georgi’s voice. So we arranged a session with her in L.A. and ‘Dreams’ was born! We are super excited for this tune and we really feel it does the reuniting of Feenixpawl and Georgi Kay justice, almost 7 years after we first collaborated!”
Georgi Kay: “It’s crazy to think that ‘In My Mind’ was the first dance song I ever wrote. Working with Josh and Aden was an absolute dream back then, and working with them now, nearly 7 years later – is nothing short of magical. I think there is a reason we work together when we do. It’s not just to collaborate and pump out song after song, but rather to reunite when the stars align and the timing is right, when all the pieces seem to fit together. After countless collaborations over the years, I have learnt that the songs Feenixpawl and Georgi Kay create together aren’t just timeless anthems. They’re living, breathing entities that not only effect our own lives, but change and impact the world. And to be able to join forces with Sheco just goes to show that Josh and Aden are more than ready to give fresh talent a chance at making magic, just like they did with me back in 2011.”
Sheco: “When I heard 'In My Mind’ for the first time, I felt something unique, something that made me want to make music with that same feeling and emotion. It made me want to produce progressive house at 15 years old. I was finally able to meet Feenixpawl at a gig in my city (Monterrey, Mexico), where I had the pleasure of warming up for them. Years later, we started to discuss a collaboration with the same feeling and impact as 'In My Mind'. As we were working on the tune, we discussed sending it to Georgi Kay, who’s a super-talented singer with such an impressive voice. And that’s when 'Dreams' was born, a fitting title because that’s exactly what the song is to me. It is simply a dream come true for an unknown boy from Mexico. 'Dreams' is a song made with a lot of love and a great message. I hope we can all share that love with ‘Dreams’.”
Grammy nominees, DJ globetrotters and remixers to the likes of Jess Glynne, Kaskade, NERVO, Nicky Romero and Rihanna, Feenixpawl are two of Australia’s most prominent export products. With numerous worlds tours, hundreds of millions of streams and a truckload of awards under their belt, they have secured themselves a spot alongside electronic music’s most prominent tastemakers and show that they have what it takes to keep delivering the very best on every occasion. They did so with ‘In My Mind’ in 2012 and with buzzing singles such as ‘Find A Way’ and ‘Neon Sky’ more recently, and they’ve obviously done so now in collaboration with Sheco and Georgi Kay.
‘Hindsight’. ‘Kate’. ‘Wayfarer’. ‘Rebound’. Some of the iconic Anjunabeats tracks that have been penned by Nate Rathbun, Audien, and Artem Stolyarov, aka Arty. Pioneers of the progressive trance sound, ‘Never Letting Go’ sees these trailblazing talents collide for the first time; a dream collaboration becoming reality.
"It finally happened! It took us 3 years, a lot of turned down ideas, and a lot of sleepless nights, but we made it happen! Nate is an incredibly talented person, a great friend, and a great soul. It’s amazing to see how he has evolved as a producer since his remix of my track “Come Home.” Throughout the years we have shared the same passion about the music we make, we like, and we play in our sets. And that’s what we aimed to express in “Never Letting Go” - it’s emotional, hopeful, and uplifting. I really hope our fans will feel the same way, because this song is made for them," Arty says
Audien adds, "Working on a song with Arty is more than a bucket list item, more than a milestone. To me, it’s something that had to happen. It’s crazy, I grew up idolizing Arty’s work, to work with him is a dream come true. We’re very similar him and I, and I don’t mean just musically. I see a lot of myself in him even in our personal lives. Honestly, he’s the man, and he’s one of the few people I can call a true friend. Excited about this song.”
American producer Morgan Page today denied colluding with three Russians who are reportedly members of Swanky Tunes. "This is fake news", insisted a statement put out by Page's team.
Listen to the leaked copy of Morgan Page & Swankey Tunes - Collusion
Leaked versions of the track, according to sources familiar with knowledge of the production, are described as a high energy progressive house instrumental with a Russian twist. "It’s a banger!" remarked one of the investigators, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
When reached for comment, Page said "I've never met these Swanky Tunes characters or even produced a single note of music with them. Sad! I don’t know any Russians, I've never met with any Russians, no one I know has ever talked to any Russians. Great guys though - they do tremendous work"!
Polls currently indicate the track will be very well received by the voting public, with its perfect blend of Page's progressive melodies and Swanky Tunes' trademark stadium-busting basslines.
Swanky Tunes refused to comment when reached by reporters, but immediately following that unleashed a barrage of tweets that pointed to the Chinese and referenced various theories about Hillary's emails.
Fans will be able to cast their vote when the alleged 'Collusion' drops November 2nd worldwide on Armada Music. What still remains unclear in our reporting is, what on earth does covfefe mean?!
Mr Damage Control is back. Responsible for one of the labels iconic albums and countless catalogue classics including 'Easy', 'Superman' and 'Rebound', Mat Zo returns home to Anjunabeats with the 'No Words' EP.
One of the most innovative artists over the labels 18 years, Zo joined the Anjuna family at the age of 17. A series of revolutionary releases followed, rewriting the rulebook on trance sound design and groove. While the BPM decreased, there was a tenacity and energy to the likes of 'Synapse Dynamics' and 'The Lost' that felt timeless. As dance music was given a festival flavour, Mat was at the forefront with the likes of 'Superman' and 'Rebound' (alongside Arty).
2013 saw the release of his debut artist album 'Damage Control'. A showcase for his eclectic songwriting and sampling skills, it received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance / Electronic Album that year, while his collaboration with Porter Robinson, 'Easy', hit the U.K. top 40.
In recent years Zo has pushed his avent-garde production skills to the max, including another critically acclaimed LP in 'Self Assemble', a return to his MRSA drum and bass alias, and nurturing the next generation of talent via his Mad Zoo imprint.
His return to Anjunabeats is yet another bold statement; 3 genre straddling tracks that bring together musical influences from around the world. A summer favourite from Above & Beyond's DJ sets, 'Meaning Lost All Words' has the french house sensibility that has always featured in Zo's work. 'Says Without Going' has hints of classic tech-trance, while 'See It When I Believe It' is yet another modern tongue in cheek twist on the trance formula.
Mat Zo 'No Words' EP is available to download and stream on Anjunabeats now.
Stream the EP here
Listen to “See It When I Believe It” on YouTube here
Following on from an incredibly busy summer which saw Eelke Kleijn sell out his DAYS like NIGHTS event series debut in North America as well as make his first ever Burning Man appearance playing from the iconic Mayan Warrior art car, now the talented Dutch producer has released his ‘Maschine’ EP. Out now via his own imprint, the two tracks “Maschine 1.0” and “Maschine 2.0” mark the final two singles off his highly anticipated ‘Moments Of Clarity’ album due for release via his own imprint on November 16.
Listen to Eelke Kleijn – Maschine
“Maschine 1.0” opens with his signature percussive melody, setting the scene for the stunning two-part EP. Showcasing what Eelke Kleijn does best, the opening track intertwines beautiful orchestral strings with synths to create an uplifting and ethereal progressive soundscape. Taking things up a notch, “Maschine 2.0” which has enjoyed regular rotation in Solomun’s sets over the past year, begins with a strong hi-hat that immediately takes on a darker tonality. Dissident and jabbing ascending synths build to a dramatic drop with a pulsing bassline, forming a significantly different take from the first track yet still with echoes of the same melody, proving once again his ability to invoke a wide spectrum of emotions through his music.
As Kleijn gears up to drop his third album from his 15 year career, the variety of music that has already been released borrow from his background as a progressive deep house DJ as well as his work scoring Hollywood blockbusters such as “Rush,” “Parker,” and “This Means War.” From dancefloor anthems like “Punta Cana” and “The Calling” to the synth-pop inspired “Drive,” Kleijn also acknowledges the need for balance by including downtempo and ambient tunes such as the LP’s title track, “Moments Of Clarity,” drawing on his training as a classical pianist.
After returning to his home turf on October 20, Kleijn’s DAYS like NIGHTS teamed up with All Day I Dream guru Lee Burridge at Amsterdam Dance Event in The Netherlands as the two highly-respected labels and event series joined forces for the second time. Looking ahead, Kleijn heading to Istanbul in Turkey on November 22 to play at Zorlu Studio followed by a ten hour open-to-close set at Amsterdam’s legendary Thuishaven on December 1.
BURAK YETER TURNS HEADS WITH AMAZING DEBUT SINGLE ON ARMADA MUSIC: 'WANNA KNOW U'
If the name Burak Yeter doesn't ring a bell, you've obviously been oblivious to the fact that he just came knocking on the dance music door with a sledgehammer. Off the back of scoring almost 300 million streams on Spotify alone with 'Tuesday', the Dutch-Turkish DJ and producer follows up on the mega smash with 'Wanna Know U', his debut single on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music.
As far as label debuts are concerned, chances are you won't find any better than this one. A stellar productions from the hand of Amsterdam-born talent Burak Yeter, 'Wanna Know U' combines scintillating piano chords with amazing vocals and rapid-fire synth shots that hook a listener from start to finish. If this doesn’t get you to slide into party mode, nothing will.
Burak Yeter: "With the help and the connections of my publisher, I flew to Sweden for a studio session and met the writers, Alexander Tidebrink and Caroline Ljungström, there. When we began working on the song, we made the lyrics first. The first track ID was 'Don't Wanna Know You', but we changed it to 'Wanna Know U', matched the lyrics to the new title and gave the entire track a make-over. The sound really matches with Armada Music, so when we met Jeroen, Armada Music's head of A&R, at Tomorrowland, we told him about the song. We sent the demo and the rest is history. I played this song at some big festivals last summer and the reactions of the crowd were amazing, so I'm really hoping everyone will dig this song as much as I do."
An all-around, Amsterdam-born musician who's been rocking the classical piano and guitar since a very young age, Burak Yeter is a pure-bred artist currently riding the waves of his own success. After winning the Burn & MTV Dance Heat DJ Contest in 2004 at age 22, he pushed himself further each time he delved into the music scene, gaining more and more of a foothold at an alarming rate. Now, after winning tons of awards and accolades throughout the years, playing at major festivals and scoring a global smash hit with 'Tuesday', Burak Yeter is name to be reckoned with within the dance music scene and beyond, and he proves it by coming up with another song meant for international stardom: 'Wanna Know U'.
House music legend Robbie Rivera celebrates 20 years of dancefloor magic with “I Can’t Lie” the first single from his upcoming album, 'Twenty,' out November 9th on his Juicy Music imprint. Puerto Rico-born and Miami-bred, Robbie has been a prominent figure on the global house music scene for two decades. Whether it be his original productions, such as the UK dance chart topping “Bang” (It was performed live on MTV and Top Of The Pops and used extensively throughout the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games) or remixes for the likes of U2, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Kaskade, New Order, Clean Bandit, Erasure, Basement Jaxx and David Guetta, to name a few, one thing is always constant with Robbie Rivera. He is a master in bringing sexy back to house music.
In addition to his skills behind board and on the decks, Robbie and his wife Monica are the purveyors of the acclaimed “Juicy” brand and the infamous Juicy Beach parties that have become a staple event during Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference. Robbie and Monica’s collaboration is even felt on “Twenty” as she has personally designed all the cover art by hand.
“Twenty” pulls together the essence of Robbie Rivera’s music from the the last two decades and offers 10 tracks that traverse the many twists and turns that make up house music. There are a ton of surprises in store, but for now, “I Can’t Lie” will start you on this incredible album journey.
Robbie Rivera will support the release of “Twenty” with live performances throughout North America this Fall. Fans in New York City will not want to miss a Halloween special on October 31 when Robbie will performing a special “tribal classics” set - complete with live percussion - at Output’s “Man Vs Drum” party. This one is not to be missed!
'"Rocket Science' will touch down in time for Jono, Tony and Paavo's Group Therapy 300 weekend in Hong Kong. The main event at AsiaWorld-Expo will be broadcast live on Above & Beyond's Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch with mainland China able to enjoy the livestream on Netease. FM Radio stations worldwide will carry the vibe to millions around the world. Get your tickets to ABGT 300 here.
Dance music… it’s not rocket science, unless it is.
Joining Sir Ivan’s other iconic 60’s remakes, comes ‘Get Together’, a song originally a top 5 hit by the Youngbloods. The single, produced by Chris Cox, with vocals engineered by FORD, comes with seven additional remixes in various styles.
Mr. Mig instantly makes you want to dance as he delivers a mix with a nice “big room” kind of groove that makes you want to sing along. Chris “The Greek” Panaghi, along with Josh Harris, drops an airy, uplifting Progressive House mix. Dirty Werk pumps out a fun, festival-worthy Dance/EDM mix. C-Rod takes you to the islands with a sexy, tropical feel on his House mix. DJ Alan bD takes us on a trippy ride to a more underground sound with his House mix. Cristian Poow throws down a sweet Tech-House mix featuring some super punchy bass and a soulful chord progression that puts it right on that fence of being a Deep House tune. Twisted Dee & Diego Fernandez crank out a dreamy Progressive House club mix with an infectious bassline.
With an impressive collection of successful releases spanning more than 17 years, ‘Get Together’ perfectly personifies Sir Ivan’s signature sound and his dedication to producing positive music.
“Lyrics can be so powerful” explains Sir Ivan. “The lyrics in the songs of the 60's helped end the Vietnam war, proving that the pen can in fact, be mightier than the sword. Given the current division in our country, there's never been a better time to Get Together. If we don’t, there will never be peace and harmony in the world”.
Sir Ivan will be donating all net proceeds from streaming and download royalties from ‘Get Together’ to The Peaceman Foundation, a charity he created to raise awareness and help those that suffer from PTSD. Sir Ivan’s father, a Holocaust survivor, experienced some classic symptoms of PTSD in his lifetime. Consequently, this is a cause that Sir Ivan is deeply passionate about.
After a 3 year hiatus, one of the UK’s most promising production forces Bondax are back and sounding as enticing as ever. Out today is their latest offering “Neo Seoul,” a soulful, funky and up-tempo club jam. The video which was shot while they were on tour in Seoul last year, is a charming piece of heavily affected, double exposed visual texture.
Speaking on the track, Bondax said:
“Neo Seoul is the most club-oriented track we’ve ever made - it stands alone in stark contrast to our album. The inspiration for the track is also a contrast in its own right - it was originally inspired by our memories of touring Asia, but the track truly came into being when we returned from a brief visit to Uganda."
Since bursting onto the scene in 2012 Bondax have long been championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Nick Grimshaw, Zane Lowe and Mista Jam at Radio 1, as well as Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs at 6 Music.
“Neo Seoul” comes as the Manchester-based duo announce their forthcoming debut album, which promises to be a perfect blend of live, analogue, electronic and orchestral sounds.
Bondax have also been focusing on their own Bondax Presents: Recur Podcast on MCR live. The monthly podcast features exclusive tracks, classics, special guests and the best of the city’s live music from the Manchester-based DJs. The first guests were Shy Luv, Maribou state and Jadu Heart. This month’s podcast which airs on February 18 features special guest Crayon.
BONDAX US SPRING TOUR DATES
3/14 - Flash, Washington
3/15 - Constellation Room, Santa Ana
3/16 - 1st Ward, Chicago
3/17 - Audio, San Francisco
3/18 - Holocene, Portland
3/20 - Floyd, Miami
3/21 - Zone One, Brooklyn
3/22 - Sound Nightclub, LA
3/23 - Foundation Nightclub, LA
3/24 - Kingdom, Austin
Drawn from the spirit of The XX, The Knife and acid house, Wolfmind evokes the subconscious narrative that lies beneath folk tales of ancient forests and mythical creatures. New frontiers are explored through acid scorched songs that work on both underground dancefloors and festival stages. The pulse of a TB-303 is the centerpiece, a flashpoint for a live presentation built on an array of analog hardware, looped vocals and a dark pop sensibility.
Listen to Wolfmind’s debut single “Inside” / “¿YouAre?” now and check them out live in NYC on Friday, February 16 at H0L0 (1090 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, Queens).
Iconic tiger masked trio Black Tiger Sex Machine just dropped “Madness,” their last release before their highly anticipated sophomore album New Worlds on Kannibalen Records out on March 2nd. Following their freshly released heavy-hitter “Zombie,” “Madness” begins with a classic electric guitar riff and powerful vocals, both building up and crashing into one electrifying drop slammed with heavy bass and vigorous energy. A collaboration with the badass multi-instrumentalist Sullivan King, whose is on a rapid rise to music stardom as a result of his mastered infusion of electronic dance music and heavy metal, “Madness” is one surefire speaker-rattling track. Fans can pre-order BTSM’s New Worlds LP on iTunes and receive “Madness” instantly.
The masked three-piece recently announced their contest for a chance to win an authentic BTSM helmet, complete with LEDs, two exclusive BTSM guestlist spots to a festival of the winner’s choice, airfare included, and a special meet & greet with the bass-heavy artists themselves. Enter via the contest here.
The prowess producing trio will also embark on their massive North American ‘Ceremony’ tour on their album release day. With more than 20 stops, BTSM will be stopping through cities like Boston, Austin, Houston and more with a new custom stage design. New Worlds tour-goers are promised to be hit with a massive dose of light and sound. BTSM have a new custom stage setup that gives them complete control of the lights on the stage, around the stage, and even the lights on their face masks. This type of setup is revolutionary in the dance music space, as the lights are not pre-programmed to the music. BTSM are actually crafting a special audio-visual experience each time they take the stage.
Supporting the ‘Ceremony’ tour will be Apashe, Kai Wachi, Sullivan King and Lektrique.
'CEREMONY' TOUR DATES
March 2nd – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s
March 3rd – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
March 7th – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
March 8th – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
March 9th – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
March 10th – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
March 14th – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
March 15th – St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee
March 21st – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
March 22nd – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
March 23rd – Boston, MA – Royale
March 24th – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
March 28th – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
March 29th – Knoxville, TN – International
March 30th – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
March 31st – New Orleans, LA – Republic
April 5th – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
April 6th – Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
April 7th – Houston, TX – Sterero Live
April 8th – Sun Peaks, BC – Snowbombing
April 10th – Fayetteville, AR – George’s
April 11th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
April 12th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 13th 2018
Larry Heard's life has been characterized by the kind of quiet intensity that will be instantly understandable to anyone who knows his music. From the moment he unwittingly gave the nascent house music scene a shot in the arm with his introspective and dreamlike early tracks, he has delivered music that doesn't shout or demand your attention, yet which speaks to the very deepest parts of the human condition, and as such triggers the most passionate and enduring responses in discerning listeners and dancers. And his dedication to his craft means that not only do his earliest works still stand up as classics for the ages, but he continues to be as prolific as ever, creating the kind of poised, beautiful electronic music that can consistently win over the most demanding music lovers.
Under one of his most notable guises, Larry is pleased to announce details of a new album for 2018. Cerebral Hemispheres is his first full length album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years (15 years under Larry Heard). Famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, Larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and DJ spanning 35 years.
Due for release on April 13th via his own imprint Alleviated Records, Cerebral Hemispheres features 18 pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into Larry’s musical world. From shimmering ambience to deep soul to psychotropic electronics, shows, there's absolutely no danger of him slipping into a creative rut or formula. Created with quiet, focused dedication, and full of the full range of human experience and emotion, this music comes from the same place it always did more than three decades back in Chicago, which is why it will continue to provide a place of comfort and sanctuary for people around the world for a very long time to come.
The music itself is always what matters.
News on forthcoming singles and remixes coming soon…
Mr. Fingers - 'Cerebral Hemispheres'
“What We Started” is the brand new single from international DJ, producer and label manager, Sammy Porter featuring East London raised, cockney Songstress Jessica Agombar. Released on MistaJam’s Speakerbox Recordings via Insanity Records / Sony Music, “What We Started” is a brand new vocal treatment from Sammy’s huge 2017 instrumental hit “A Bit Patchy.”
High energy & feel good chaos - it’s inspired by one of the most legendary party anthems ever released. With tough bouncing vocals added from Jessica Agombar on top, it’s sharpened anthemic potential reaches a new peak. Despite being rinsed on air and in clubs & festivals by the likes of Danny Howard, DJ Target, DJ Charlesy and Steve Smart throughout 2017, “A Bit Patchy” only got its official release in October, where it continued its presence on Radio 1s Dance anthems, Weekend Kiss and live sets up and down the country reaching #1in Music Weeks Club Chart (in Pop). It hit a million streams on Spotify as it moved into the new year after leading Massive Dance Hits & Housewerk playlists for months.
Sammy says: "From the second I started playing it out I knew it had to see a release date. Luckily MistaJam slid in my DMs about it and here we are. For vocals, Jess was the first person that came to mind. We've worked on music for years and I knew her East London cockney sound would work wonders. She kept the party / club vibe of the original and just run with it!"
Sammy’s gig roster spans the UK, Marbella, Ibiza, Monaco & Dubai’s most elite venues. His genre bending style has allowed him to gain a following from various musical tastes, making him nostrangerto super club pool parties, intimate VIP venues or large underground warehouse events. A relentless touring schedule puts him in the forefront of thousands per week. Known for his live sets, his schedule is only set to expand. His consistent flow of releases, remixes & promo mixes will continue to make sure his calendar and reputation areas solid as ever. Regular shows on Rinse FM and guest mixes on Kiss Fresh, and has recently remixed the likes of Tinie Tempah, Jeremih, Ella Eyre and more. He has amassed millions of online plays and a serious following across his social socials.
Kicking off our first new signing of the year, Circus Records is pleased to welcome the California-based Pierce to the label. With his debut EP dropping via Spinnin Records in 2016, along with a number of releases since, Pierce has an arsenal filled with hybrid bass, hard-hitting trap, and innovative sound design that has received support from big names such as Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Doctor P, and many more.
For his first release through Circus, Pierce offers the sub-slaying “Solar Eclipse,” which features vocals from up-and-coming Nottingham-based rapper Snowy, alongside an up-to-date flip of the classic Doctor P track “Big Boss.” With both tracks demonstrating the young producer’s unique take on bass music that is bound to rattle headphones and club systems alike, it’s very evident that Pierce is shaping up to be an unstoppable force in the scene throughout 2018.
After the success of his This Is Not Club Music EP on Circus Records at the end of last year, DISKORD reached out to Orkid to bring his signature future bass production style to their original work "Want U." French Producer Orkid, describes his sound as “‘Intergalactic Robot Orchestra' an atmospheric, future sound which ties in to his passion for 20th century science fiction.” His bright trap remix of DISKORD’s “Want U” is truly a top notch take of the track.