Martin Garrix announces collaboration with U2 !

By EDM Nations – May 5, 2021 3 0

Set to be one of his biggest yet, he is collaborating with Irish singer-songwriters Bono and The Edge, both of who make up members of legendary rock band U2. Titled ‘We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For’, the track is part of the UEFA Tournament where Garrix is an official artist, and the track will be the official anthem to celebrate the tournament kickoff. The final game will be watched more than 600 million times – one game. To be able to make music for such a huge tournament… my brain explodes.” – Martin Garrix

We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For w/ Bono & The Edge – May 14th! For his birthday on May 14, he’s giving us the best present of all: a new single! #euro2020— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) May 4, 2021

Follow us on socials Martin Garrix announces collaboration with Bono & The Edge from U2 and so far, this is the most important collaboration this year!


Tungevaag talks about his latest release “‘Young Summer” and his future plans | EDM NATIONS Interview

I told him we need to get Alan Walker onboard for this, he will like it. I think I never have found “my style”, I like several genres within the EDM category and like to release whatever keeps me excited. We had a lot of back and forth, and I continued the track in my studio, later the result was this really cool instrumental. Certain people have their roles and are better than other on something, that’s why they are a good team. If its future bounce or more pop-electronic with rap verses doesn’t matter as long as I enjoy it. If there are 5-7 songwriters and 2-3 producers on the track, it doesn’t matter for me, cause we together created something that would never been created without these people combine

5.  Finally, do you have a quick message to your fans? Thank you for your huge support, response and I love to be in contact with you. How has your music style evolved? Follow us on socials I had not done a lot of physical sessions until 2018, but for instance my track “Peru” we wrote in a session in Oslo, the engineer tracked the vocals in the same session and I finished the track in my studio. I took the tempo on the “Eurodancer” melody from 150 bpm down to 100 bpm and started to build the full arrangement. There are more excited releases than ever planned, but unfortunately, I cannot say anything more about it than it’s with much bigger artists than myself. I try to combine solo releases and collaboration. Can you tell us the driving forces behind your revival of ‘Young Summer’? Thank you! Kygo, Kshmr and Don Diablo. Before we showed it to his team: Me and Mangoo took the first flight to Oslo and had a session with Halvor Folstad and Alexander Pavelich, which I knew from before. What’s your usual process when making a record? It was Tommy LaVerdi who sent it to me. I have got in touch with people I never could get in touch with in a busy normal world. 7. We couldn’t write a good enough topline ourselves, so I brough the instrumental into another session with a vocalist and songwriters, and after totally 3 sessions, we got “Knockout”. In that way I get inspired, learn and enjoying this ride together with more than myself. That’s why I’m always trying to reply to all direct messages in Instagram, reply on all comments on all social media platforms and chat with you. Hey Tungevaag – thank you for taking your time for this interview! “Play” with Alan Walker and Mangoo, started with that DJ Mangoo asked me to help him to make a new verson of his 20 years old track “Eurodancer”. How have you kept inspired during the past year in lockdown? It’s great to have a first chat with you. Who are the legends on your bucket list to collaborate with? We four had a couple of sessions to set the ground fundament and most of the ideas of the track, topline and arrangement, before team Walker finalized it

3. I felt there was something very special from the first time I heard it, and later now, I was informed that this topline was actually a pitch to Avicii back in the days. 8. It can start in so many ways.:

It can be that I am doing some chords which vocalist can write to.A producer sends me a cool idea that I continue working.A vocalist sends me a topline that I like, and I work on an instrumental for it.We meet together in a studio and doing a session with a vocalist, producer and 1-2 songwriters. You’ve been on a roll with releases, how do you keep your productions fresh? The new single ‘Young Summer’ is a track I have been working on for more than 1.5 years It has been done over 30 different “drops” and productions. Too many producers have a big focus on that you need to do everything yourself and if you get some help on the production, “you are using a ghost producer.” Even if you credit everyone involved. I try to stay within the EDM sound and keep it “melodic” ish so that I am not all over the places. “Knockout” started with one of my co-producers Henning Olerud, in his studio, without any vocalists. 2. I am looking at this like a football team. Jesper Borgen also helped me with guitars and instruments in the track. We are in 2021. 4. I sent it to Mangoo and he loved it. 6. What do you have in store release wise and are there any other exciting projects on the horizon? I immediately thought about Alan Walker-style with shuffle bass and melody. In the end I want to make music that I like. He did the topline together with Jesper Borgen and Iselin Solheim (from Alan Walker – Faded) and I fell in love with it.

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If you don’t know her voice already, you’ll probably never guess who this singer is!” 

Joined-up lyric writing, that also turns the catchy up past 11 – file ‘Back For More’ under ‘whatever-you-want-it-to-be’! Of their first vocal track, Gundamea say: “we received a demo from an acoustic singer who was interested in doing something in electronic music. Beguiling, bewitching – intoxicating even, her distinctive folk-flecked delivery will inevitably see you back for more… and more… and more. Featuring a lyrical/vocal turn from a rolling deep singer, considerably better known in non-dance-circles, it is one destined to rest inside the mind for days. This was very appealing to us and on first listen we really loved what she had done, as her song has a mystical touch without being too dark. Drop-side, ‘Back For More’ rolls out its secret-weapon, and one that nothing can quite prepare you for. In keeping with EDCT’s stylistically open-world approach, the track rests within the refreshingly indefinite node of progressive, house and trance. The hi-hats ride and the FX pops, whilst its subtle but unmistakable under-groove drives it towards a melodic insurgence. Constructed around a cool-but-clubby tempo with a simmering bass-pulse, Gundamea settles a noir-ish mood across its opening minutes. Gundamea strikes again April 30 – access all formats through the links below: Spotify // Beatport // Apple Music // Deezer // Juno //

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