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We had a great chat with Unknown Brain about their newest album | EDM Exclusive Interview !

By EDM Nations – December 1, 2020 2 0

Our favorite songs are Let You Go and Phenomenon. Let You Go was the first song we made that defined our new style, which we are really proud of. NCS is a label which feels really familial for us. How do you feel being the first official album to come from the NCS label? He focuses more on the mixdown and mastering of the tracks. How was the process of making the album for you? EDM Nations managed to locate them somewhere between Berlin and Cologne, hard at work. We just kept on doing what we love most – making music. One of us is more of the ‘creative’ guy, who works really fast to get the ideas out of his head and into the project. ‘Faceless’, which is also Unknown Brain’s debut artist album, is a 15 track sensation that celebrates the vocal within dance music and skips flawlessly across Future House, Future Bass, Trap and even into Pop, a genre that the duo have seemingly set their sights upon. What’s next for Unknown Brain? Phenomenon is a super hard hitting trap song that will simply blow everyone’s mind. Every song started differently. With live shows we could have strengthened that relationship and really helped the audience know what we feel and think while doing and playing our music live. So ‘Faceless’ is more of a statement than a ‘regular’ album. For the past four years, German artists Unknown Brain have been lighting up the YouTube world of NCS with their huge production work. Glad to be here, thanks for having us. Sometimes we created the instrumental first and sometimes we started with the vocals. With lockdown meaning the pair have been confined to their studios for the better part of 2020, it made it a little easier to track this elusive twosome down. It is a collection of tracks we produced over the past couple years with one topic, which is that ‘music doesn’t need a face’, it just needs to be about the music. Since then we got more and more into it and around a year ago we decided to fully focus on it as a whole album. That’s exactly this feeling that we want to give each listener at least once while listening to our tracks. But sometimes there are days when we both think in completely different directions and come up with something no one could even think of himself. We have a connection with the whole team which makes it easier to plan and work together on the releases. How different is it releasing music with NCS compared to other labels that use a more ‘regular’ label model? What do each of you bring to the studio that makes you work so well as a team? Sometimes music seems to be too much about the person who made it, too much hype and not enough substance; we want listeners to forget about ‘us’ and lose themselves in our sounds. Quickly becoming one of the biggest acts on the sprawling musical empire, it was only natural that they delivered the label’s first ever full length long player. The other guy is more of the ‘technical’ guy who always tries to improve the sound and lift the overall quality of Unknown Brains productions. The album is a stunning cross section of the bass sound that you’re known for and a newer, more pop sound. Congrats on the new album ‘Faceless’. He always tries to find new ways to design sounds and comes up with a lot of melodies. The feedback we received was mixed but overall positive! We’ll definitely keep on producing what we love! We work really well together, we compliment each other perfectly in the studio and out on the road. But we know that nobody could have expected the current situation and so we still feel that we made the best out of it. Being the first artist to release an album on NCS is a real honour for us. We always try to explore different styles and try to find our own way to translate our emotions into music.           This is just the beginning of our journey, there is so much more to come so make sure you stay tuned…

Follow us on socials How has not being able to tour impacted your plans to promote the album over 2020? We’ve never felt like genres are something important for us. We hope the album makes them feel happy and lifts their overall mood!Whenever we discover songs we enjoy, we get an enthusiastic, euphoric feeling that’s really hard to describe. What do you hope listeners will walk away with once they’ve listened to the whole album? We started producing the first songs for this album about 2 years ago without knowing that what we were actually creating at that time would go on to be on our debut album. Of course, there are people who hate changes, but hey… that’s what UB stands for! Even without touring, making the whole album is something that we will never forget in our lives. It’s been super exciting since we started working on it together and it’s always been the perfect mixture of fun and seriousness. Hey Guys! Going on tour with the album would have been a dream for us. Welcome to EDM Nations, thanks for sitting down with us. What’s the story behind the album and the name? That would have definitely helped promoting the album for sure. What’s your favourite track from the album and why? How has it been received by fans? Here’s what happened next…

Hey Unknown Brain! So, for us pop is not a new genre, it’s more of a simplification of our music to make it accessible for a wider audience. What made you stray out of the bass world and into this pop-orientated one? It’s that personal link between the music we make in the studio and the people listening to it.

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Spinnin’ Records and Tracklib announce partnership!

By EDM Nations – December 1, 2020 2 0

The winning track will get an official release on Talent Pool. They hand-picked 10 of their favorite Tracklib songs for a demo contest hosted on Spinnin’s Talent Pool platform, where young producers will be asked to show us their skills. The contest will be judged by Tim and Jurre! With the discovery and development of dance music producers at its core, Spinnin’ Records, the Dutch Dance label, and Tracklib, the world’s first and only service for quickly finding and legally clearing samples, today announced a collaboration with the mission to provide budding producers with creative and innovative tools

To showcase just how dance producers can utilize Tracklib, Spinnin’ Records artists Firebeatz—who have remixed Rihanna, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Snoop Dogg, James Blunt, Sean Paul, and more—will release their own song created from a Tracklib sample as the first official Tracklib ambassador from the Spinnin’ Records roster. What sets Tracklib apart is the ability for progressing producers to sample and create their own masterpieces from full, original and legally-cleared music by experienced artists and expert musicians—not from sample packs or loops,” said Steven de Graaf, Commercial Director at Spinnin’.“Electronic music producers have been an integral part of sample culture since the beginning, and we are happy to partner with Spinnin’ and Firebeatz in supporting this global community,” said Pär Almqvist, Tracklib CEO, and co-founder.“We have always worked a lot with samples in our music and Tracklib is definitely a game changer, it makes sampling music much more accessible for all producers,” said Firebeatz. “Spinnin’ is always on the hunt for innovative programmes that allow up-and-coming artists to flourish and experiment, in Tracklib we forsaw that opportunity. Follow us on socials Firebeatz star in two videos showcasing how they’ve worked with Tracklib for the track ’Let’s Get Down’, releasing in a few weeksand dive deeper into their relationship with sampling music.

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D’Amico & Valax team up with Lamberjack and LH£NA for “OMG”!

By EDM Nations – December 1, 2020 2 0

The vocals are sweet and catchy, with plenty of space to breathe, backed up by synth and piano chords in just the right places. Follow us on socials Between the catchy vocal hooks, uplifting house atmosphere and excellent groove on the drops, there’s nothing not to love about this catchy tune. Definitely a must hear for any dance music lover, so go check it out for yourself right now! The tune transitions from section to section very smoothly, which in turn leads to a cohesive sound and an excellent atmosphere all throughout the tune. The melody on the drop is simple and catchy, the tune focusing on the groove and vocal insertions to create an unique sound.