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ILLENIUM’s “HEARTS ON FIRE” CLAIMS #1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD DANCE/MIX SHOW AIRPLAY CHART & MEDIABASE DANCE RADIO CHART !

By Alex Cristian – April 17, 2021 5 0

I appreciate all the love and support from everyone at radio and at all DSPs. “This latest #1 achievement is a continued testament to the world class music ILLENIUM is delivering”, adds Steve Bartels. “At 12Tone we are excited to play a major part in furthering ILLENIUM’s artistic vision across the globe, appreciate his trust in us, and are thankful to all the radio stations, DJ’s, programmers and DSP’s that have helped bring this #1 chart topper to conclusion.”

Most recently, ILLENIUM teamed up with genre-bending, platinum-selling artist iann dior for the March release of “First Time” which has over 11M global streams to date. Platinum crossover electronic artist and producer/DJ ILLENIUM’s “Hearts on Fire” with Dabin and Lights lands at the #1 spot on both the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart and Mediabase Dance Radio Chart. Of the achievement, ILLENIUM states, “Dabin, Lights and I poured so much love into this song and I’m stoked that everybody connected with it the way they did. “Nightlight” which was ILLENIUM’s first concurrent #1 on both the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart and Mediabase Dance Radio Chart has over 110M streams since its release in August 2020. Follow us on socials I can’t wait until you hear the album!”

Since its Christmas Day release via 12Tone Music, “Hearts on Fire” has a combined 40M+ global streams and has been remixed by Timmy Trumpet, Lucas & Steve, Bassjackers, and CORSAK & Willim. The Sam Feldt remix of “First Time” is out now followed by The Goodboys Remix on 4/23 and the Kayzo remix on 4/30. This is the second time in a row that ILLENIUM has claimed the top spot on both charts at the same time.

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ELI & FUR SIGN TO POSITIVA RECORDS AND ENLIST DISCIPLES FOR THEIR FIRST COLLABORATIVE RELEASE ‘THE PRESSURE’!

By EDM Nations – April 17, 2021 2 0

As the legendary label approaches its thirtieth birthday, one of their brand new signings for 2021 is the singer, songwriter, producer and DJ duo, Eli & Fur who have a series of new material set to drop via the imprint throughout this year. Follow us on socials For us it is about being all consumed by love and all the positive and negative that comes with that.”. 

Waves of shimmering pads lap through the mix like an ocean-tide across the deep spectrum of body moving synths and steadfast drum work. Fresh off the back of collaborations with Camelphat and Danny Howard, Eli & Fur batten down the hatches for yet another monolithic project. The original vocal accompaniment has been supplied by both parties, Eli & Fur’s call and response style vocal arrangement effortlessly parallels with the sonant recordings provided by Disciples. 

The track rises and falls with lifelike character, a sea-spray of FX carries the arrangement into crescendo for a final downpour of house music euphoria. It falls somewhere in between a track that makes you want to get up and dance as well as retaining that emotive and ethereal sound we feel is so important for any track we release. Eli & Fur’s breadth of ability never fails to impress even the most casual of listeners, their unification with Disciples is welcomed with open arms and untold dancefloor elation. Iconic and pioneering UK dance label Positiva Records has been at the helm of the global scene via London for almost thirty years with a legendary catalogue to some of the world’s most memorable releases. The first in the series set for release on 16th April, sees Eli & Fur enlisting long-time friends, allies and peers Disciples and teaming up for their first fully collaborative release together, ‘The Pressure’. The listener is plunged fervently into Disciples and Eli & Fur’s experimental new world of depth-charged vocals and sub-aquatic sound design – ‘The Pressure’ is a project which has been masterminded through the global pandemic, eagerly waiting to be unleashed upon the new-world as we begin our descent back to normality. 

It’s clear to hear the impressive collective production knowledge at play here between Disciples x Eli & Fur – their distinct and unique sounds have been married together whilst retaining each other’s signature tonality with masterful effect. 

Eli & Fur describe the release as “a combination of both ours and Disciples’ sound which we feel is really special.

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EELKE KLEIJN EASES THE TEMPO WITH SAMAHA’S SLOW EDIT SCORING A ‘MIDNIGHT AFFAIR’!

For those with finely tuned ears, the fusion of Blige’s ‘Family Affair’ and Eelke’s production is seamless, and the final mash-up undoubtedly breathes life into both masters. This is when he’s not producing acclaimed albums, or remixing the likes of John Legend, Pendulum and  Jennifer Lawrence. Two years on, Kleijn’s ‘Oscillations’ LP blended progressive, ambient, breakbeat, and other shades of electronica for both dancefloors and headphones. 2021 saw Kleijn play an exclusive live set atop the Mont-Saint-Michelin in France, a concert broadcasted by Cercle, and on top of all this, he runs the DAYS Like NIGHTS label, extending to a radio show, podcast and world-renowned audiovisual events. Thanks to the Seattle-based producer’s handiwork, the single’s desert groove now boasts an instantly recognisable Mary J Blige classic. He said he had an interesting proposal about ‘De Orde Van De Nacht’, which he used at a slower tempo in his live DJ sets, and that he’d come up with an edit involving a Mary J Blige song  – a secret weapon for shows kind of thing – that people had been loving and asking about. Immediately I fell in love with the edit – once all the necessary clearing and studio tweaking was done by me and my team, it felt good being able to put it out”. Rotterdam’s Eelke Kleijn introduces a fresh twist on his 2017 DAYS like NIGHTS release ‘De Order Van De Nacht’, courtesy of Anthony Samaha. His third album ‘Moments Of Clarity’ featured the soaring track ‘1,000 Lights’, originally composed as part of a 670 drone art piece at Burning Man 2018 in memory of festival founder Larry Harvey. Follow us on socials Eelke Kleijn is putting his skills as a multi-instrumentalist and composer to good use with regular compositions for TV and film, his work scoring Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Batman vs Superman’, ‘Rush’ and ‘This Means War’. Eelke explains how the marriage between these two tracks came about: “In January 2020 Anthony Samaha reached out, saying he was a big fan.

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KYGO RELEASES NEW TRACK “GONE ARE THE DAYS” FT. JAMES GILLESPIE !

He also released his critically acclaimed third full-length album Golden Hour which features his hit single “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic as well as “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has garnered over 1.1 billion streams worldwide and charted at Top 40 radio. “Gone Are The Days,” out now via RCA Records, is Kygo’s first new track release in 2021 and comes alongside a beautiful piano version. With over 100 MILLION streams worldwide, James Gillespie emerges as one of the most quietly explosive artists in the UK. Follow us on socials Filmed on a snow-capped mountain top in the Sunnmore Alps in his home country of Norway, the one-of-a-kind virtual experience allowed audiences around the world to watch the global superstar deliver a career-spanning set amidst a breathtaking environment unlike anywhere they’ve seen him perform before. He released a remix of Donna Summer’s Grammy Award winning, platinum, #1 song “Hot Stuff” as well as a remix of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” to rave reviews. Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo releases his new song “Gone Are The Days” ft. 2020 was a massive year for Kygo. James Gillespie. After performing with P!NK he went on to sell out his European tour and is set to tour the U.S this fall. Earlier this year Kygo performed a breathtaking set which was livestreamed on Moment House.

By Alex Cristian – April 17, 2021 2 0