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SHAPOV AND NERAK UNDERLINE NEW DIRECTION WITH ‘CIRCLES (EP)’!

By EDM Nations – August 31, 2021 88 0

“This time around, we decided to do something new. ‘Illusion’ and ‘Heaven’, both of which have already been released as standalone tracks on Armin van Buuren’s Armind label, complete the sonic trifecta, adding diversity and character to this unmistakably alluring triple-threat offering. All tracks on the EP are different, but you can hear how our sound has developed into something new and refreshing, as it’s more progressive and melodic. In the past few years, Shapov and NERAK have pocketed their fair share of acclaim, especially when industry icons such as Afrojack, Alesso and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike started playing tracks such as ‘Party People’, ‘Everybody’ and their remix of Afrojack’s ‘Summerthing!’ at the world’s premier festivals. Steeped in their new and distinctly progressive sound, ‘Circles EP’ opens with a dark, mysterious and melodious soundscape titled ‘Vetra’, a track that started out as a mere acapella and got turned into a full-blown track about the Russian soul and emotion in three days’ time. A three-track release that highlights the pair’s new direction and instantly catapults them onto dance music’s upper tier: ‘Circles (EP)’. We’re super excited to be releasing this!”

Follow us on socials All this success simply begged for continuation, and that’s exactly what the Russian go-getters have been working toward in the studio. The result? “We met each other about thirteen years ago and created a bunch of tracks together that did really well in the festival circuit”, Shapov and Nerak say. Releasing the EP on Armin van Buuren’s Armind sound is a definitely a bit surprising, but we feel the sound caters to both the Trance audience and the House/Progressive community really well.

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ALAN WALKER TEAMS UP WITH GEORGIA KU ON NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “DON’T YOU HOLD ME DOWN”!

She was a featured artist on the 2018 NOTD and Felix Jaehn single “So Close,” which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Follow us on socials Her writing credits most notably include “Scared To Be Lonely” (Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa) , as well as singles by Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony and MØ to name a few. The EP will also include “Sweet Dreams” with Imanbek, “Space Melody” with VIZE, and a soon to be announced new single. The single is available today alongside an elaborate video filmed in the same gaming/racing setting as his previous video for “Sweet Dreams.”  

“Don’t You Hold Me Down” is featured on a club-oriented EP titled Walker Racing League, slated for release on September 10. Alan Walker releasedhis brand new single “Don’t You Hold Me Down” which is co-written by and features UK singer and songwriter Georgia Ku.

By EDM Nations – August 31, 2021 74 0

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Small Tok are taking us to “Club 9” !

By EDM Nations – August 29, 2021 138 0

YES SIR! Featuring beautiful pop-infused vocals, an uplifting atmosphere all throughout the tune and catchy melodic drops, this tune screams good vibes all over. Listen it bellow and don’t forget to add it to your personal playlist:

Follow us on socials Can this song be your musical choice for this late summer? Zohar & Bat-El (a.k.a Small ToK) present a unique fusion of today’s pop music with the golden days of EDM which brings together an emotional, energetic sound fitting any venue / dancefloor. Small ToK’s performance showcases Djing along with live singing, which connects the crowd to the act.The duo’s latest track, ‘Club 9’ was released via Ensis Records and gained global support from names such as Dannic, Chester Young and Timmy Trumpet who also played it in his monthly residency on One World Radio.

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CEDRIC GERVAIS AND TOM STAAR RELEASE SECOND COLLAB OF 2021: ‘TAG YOUR SPONSOR’ !

From the jacked-up beats and pounding kick drums to the lyrics about glamorous influencer lifestyles, this track is designed to resonate strongly with the international crowd. Tom Staar

U.K.-born, Ibiza-based DJ and producer Tom Staar has been one of dance music’s household names since he started gracing major-league labels such as Armada Music, Axtone, Sixe and Spinnin’ Records with his presence. Two BBC Radio One Essential Mixes. Multi-platinum selling singles. With his imprint Delecta Records, where he releases regular singles, Cedric continues his ascendancy into 2021 and beyond. Released on Cedric Gervais’ Delectra Records via Armada Music, ‘Tag Your Sponsor’ is bound to give the dance music community something to talk about. A club-tailored cut that’s sure to turn as many heads as its predecessor, ‘Tag Your Sponsor’ bears a serious amount of attitude. Three Essential New Tunes. These are just a few things that have been making French-born Miami resident Cedric Gervais one of the most sought-after House DJs and electronic music producers in the world today. The go-to remixer. Acting roles in Michael Bay’s blockbuster film ‘Pain & Gain’ alongside Mark Wahlberg and The Rock, and Pete Berg’s ’The Long Night’ alongside Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell. Beatport, Buzz, Hype Machine & Cool Cuts Charts number 1s. A monthly Spotify audience of over 4 million listeners. Cedric Gervais and Tom Staar already got fans excited about the prospect of a second collab upon the release of ‘Playing Games’ back in February, and they’re delivering on their promise six months later. Follow us on socials A weekly Global Radio show. Billboard, UK & ARIA Chart Top 10 hits. In the past few years, he pocketed an International Dance Music Award for his and Kryder’s ‘De Puta Madre’, secured remix credentials for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas 7 Like Mike and Sam Feldt, and dominated main stages across the globe with notable performances at leading festivals such as Tomorrowland, Tomorrowworld, Creamfields, Mysteryland and Global Gathering. Residencies in Las Vegas, New York and Miami. Cedric Gervais

Cedric Gervais: “When Tom and I first started collaborating on “Playing Games” we came up with the idea for “Tag Your Sponsor” – a cheeky play on the current influencer culture.  Since it’s a heavier record, we wanted to wait until things started opening back up so listeners could experience it in a proper club setting.”

Grammy winner for Best Remix in 2013 for his version of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’. A yearly tour schedule and sold-out shows spanning the world over.

By EDM Nations – August 28, 2021 53 0

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Nandu Releases ‘The Verge Of Sanity EP’ on Out Of Options !

Featuring three brand new original cuts spanning some of the very finest avant-garde interpretations of minimal house, melodic techno and stripped back electronica, The Verge Of Sanity is another veritable masterclass in intelligent, cutting edge electronic music from the in-form, Copenhagen-based producer, who returns to Out of Options armed with a slew of impressive career releases on the likes of Innervisions, Afterlife, TAU, Exit Strategy, Azzur, Rebirth and MoBlack, to name just a few. Penetrating the imagination with his mind-altering tones and exemplary use of juxtaposition and surprise, this is Nandu at his very best. The Verge of Sanity marks the third full-length EP on Out Of Options, following the critically acclaimed release of Nandu’s Lemon Haze EP in March 2021 and his sophomore follow up Simple Reflections EP in May. Follow us on socials Collaborating with Danish-Haitian artist Emily Simbi (who featured on Nandu’s inaugural EP on Out Of Options back in March), the pair amalgamate organic melodies and lethargic beats with gentle timbres and Emily’s subtle vocal refrains to wrap another remarkable release on Out Of Options, and one of the most captivating releases on the label to date. Perpetually striving to deliver an unmatched sensory experience for the listener – both in his productions and his unique live performances – Nandu revels in the blurring of boundaries between genres, reimagining his close affinity for jazz, pop and rock within a uniquely electronic paradigm. Christening the EP with the absorbing title track The Verge Of Sanity, Nandu draws on his inexorable experience and unbridled creativity as a producer to deliver a strikingly nuanced underground house cut, replete with complex analogue textures, multifaceted rhythms and a chugging groove that bolsters the opener across its six-minute duration. The Verge of Sanity – the remarkable new EP from hotly-tipped Danish producer, electronic live act and label head Nandu – is out now via his burgeoning young imprint, Out Of Options. Drawing the EP to an immaculate conclusion with a dreamy, remedial finale, Nandu demonstrates his productions credentials aren’t exclusive to the dancefloor, as he embarks upon an almost therapeutic journey through consciousness to bring us Silence. The middle order of the EP is further testament to this, as the Dane unravels a rich tapestry of complex underground soundscapes, restrained beats and rough sonic patterns on the second offering No One Knows.

By Alex Cristian – August 28, 2021 48 0

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND TIMMY TRUMPET DEDICATE NEW SUMMER SMASH TO THE ULTIMATE PARTY GIRL: ‘ANITA’!

By EDM Nations – August 27, 2021 88 0

“I’ve long been a big fan of Timmy’s work”, Armin van Buuren says. Unlikely collaborations produce stunning results more often than not, and Armin van Buuren and Timmy Trumpet first-ever creative get-together is a testament to that. I loved working together with him on this track and I can’t wait to play it live during a sunny festival day somewhere soon. “I love collaborating with artists and Armin is an inspiration, someone I’ve looked up to since the very beginning”, Timmy Trumpet adds. Can’t wait to play this one live!”

The music video of ‘Anita’ enthusiastically shares the song’s fun-loving character. Follow us on socials This is a really fun record and I’m very happy we were able to capture the energy we both bring to the table. From the colorful intro and catchy vocals to Timmy Trumpet’s infectious trademark trumpets and Armin van Buuren’s devastating drops, ‘Anita’ is one of the most playful and impactful anthems you’ll be hearing this decade. Making the diorama artwork of the single come to life, it ensures an upbeat, summery and colorful audiovisual spectacle that does both the track and the Ibiza party scene justice. Together with Australian, award-winning, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Timmy Trumpet, the Dutchman is delivering a tequila-flavored, Ibiza-tailored summer smash that makes your heart go like crazy… just like ‘Anita’. That way, everyone can party like ‘Anita’! “To be finally working with him on a release of our own is surreal! “His trumpet performances brought something fresh to the scene, and I always love to see that kind of creativity, especially when you mix in those energetic dance moves. After teaming up with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso on ‘Leave A Little Love’, five-time #1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren is set to turn heads with his next high-magnitude collab.

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Universal Music Group signs global partnership with Tomorrowland !

Through this bespoke and innovative label partnership, Tomorrowland will enjoy direct access to a collective pool of UMG’s most successful international label divisions, creating greater flexibility to deliver global hits. Founded on the spirit and ethos of the Virgin brand, long synonymous with disruptive innovation and musical creativity, Virgin Music Label & Artists Services provides artists and labels with global and regional solutions and resources from fully staffed operations across major music markets. We are delighted to have partnered with them to support the launch of their new label venture and to have created a uniquely flexible model utilizing our expert and proven teams at Virgin Records Germany, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services teams around the world and other flagship UMG labels worldwide to help drive success and create global hits for Tomorrowland. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. Tomorrowland Music will work alongside Virgin Records Germany and Virgin Music Label & Artist Services globally to support future releases and projects

Innovative deal allows flexibility and support from multiple label divisions within world’s leading music company to deliver global hits

Berlin/Antwerp (Belgium), Thursday, 26 August 2021 – Tomorrowland, a leading global festival brand and electronic music company and Universal Music Germany, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, have today announced an exclusive global partnership that will see future Tomorrowland releases and artists, from their newly established label, distributed worldwide through a unique label network within UMG. In making the announcement, Michiel Beers, CEO and founder of Tomorrowland said, “Creativity is something that can’t be stopped at Tomorrowland. The label has also released such massive singles as the 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

Follow us on socials Astralwerks is a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Everyone who has ever been to Tomorrowland or even just seen one of their event films has experienced their dedication. Chico Rose, with the track ‘You Got The Love’ available on all platforms worldwide on August 27. Since its launch earlier this year Virgin Music Label & Artist Services has opened divisions in the U.S., Japan, U.K., Germany and Central Europe, France, Australia & New Zealand, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil and across Latin America and Iberia, with further markets to launch in the coming months. It’s great to see that we sharing the same passion for electronic music & artists. With the combined forces of our dedicated label team, Tomorrowland’s broader Media House, and the different Virgin Music teams worldwide, our aim is to introduce fans in every corner of the world to the most exciting projects in electronic music.”

Frank Briegmann, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon said, “Over the past 15 years Tomorrowland has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading festivals and electronic music brands by consistently expanding and evolving their relationship with music fans. Whilst the global pandemic has meant that the Tomorrowland festival was cancelled in 2020 & 2021, the brand has continued to expand its global reach and influence, alongside a series of digital festivals and events that brought music into homes during the global lockdown. Over two weekends, more than 400,000 people from 200 countries visit the festival, which sells out in minutes each year. The first release under the new label will be from Never Sleeps, a new project from Afrojack ft. Virgin Music Label & Artist Services is a network of regional hubs strategically positioned in the world’s leading music markets that delivers premium artist and label services to the industry’s most dynamic entrepreneurs and independent talent. We look forward to a very successful partnership together, and to further enhancing our ability to provide partners, labels and artists with new and innovative ways to achieve global success.”

Magnus Textor, Head of A&R, Virgin Records Germany said, “Joining forces with Tomorrowland Music feels like love at first sight. The partnership will be led in Berlin by Alexander Neipp, Daniel Schmidt and Magnus Textor (Virgin Records) and Tina Adams (Virgin Music Label & Artist Services). The label will partner with Virgin Records Germany, with global distribution through Virgin Music Label & Artist Services to ensure that Tomorrowland has access to market leading resources and expert label teams worldwide to further reach and grow their global audience.   

One of the world’s biggest music festivals, Tomorrowland has been held annually in Boom, Belgium since 2005. Therefore, I’m confident the new label is going to be a special place and a great home for artists.”

In recent years, Virgin Records Germany has become the leading electronic label in Germany, whilst achieving significant international success in signing, releasing and marketing dance and electronic artists and hits. Recent worldwide hits include releases from Topic & A7S (Breaking Me & Your Love (9pm) together with ATB), MEDUZA (Piece Of Your Heart, Lose Control, Paradise) and twocolors (Lovefool). Today, Tomorrowland is one of Europe’s most innovative music brands, respected by artists and loved by the millions of people who have attended their events around the world. The flexibility of the partnership means that future projects can be aligned with other labels within the UMG global family to further expand the footprint for Tomorrowland and its artist projects around the world. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. In the U.S., Astralwerks will help expand the reach and awareness of future Tomorrowland projects and artists. We have taken the extra time to focus on projects that were on our list for a long time and one of them was definitely launching our own Tomorrowland Music label.”

Michel Van Buyten, Music Manager Tomorrowland: “Tomorrowland Music will work closely together with artists to help create strong stories around their releases. I’m very proud of how resilient our team was to find new ways of bringing Tomorrowland into the reality of the last period. Tomorrowland has grown into a global music and lifestyle brand, with its new festival Tomorrowland Winter in the French Alps, its own fashion label TML by Tomorrowland and the radio station One World Radio.

By Alex Cristian – August 27, 2021 56 0

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WHOMADEWHO RELEASE EXQUISITE CLUB MIX OF SUMMER !

Now, with their second album single Summer continuing to dominate airwaves and tastemaker playlists the world over, WhoMadeWho drop a dynamic, up-tempo Club Mix to accompany the beautifully introspective, tripped-out original production. Follow us on socials Currently in the midst of one of their most rigorous world tours since forming almost twenty years ago, Tomas Høffding, Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Barfod are on a three-man mission to shake off the woes of the past eighteen months and make 2021 their most prolific and memorable year to date. Speaking about the Club Mix, WhoMadeWho commented:

“The Summer Club Mix is a special flower for us… Since the original song has a very strong identity, we wanted to maintain that feeling while adding more electronic elements. Following the critically acclaimed release of Mermaids back in May, which came alongside the announcement of a brand new WhoMadeWho album due in 2022, the past few months has seen the eccentric Danish trio tick off an impressive number of career milestones, including a stunning live performance for Cercle at the Abu Simbel World Heritage site in Egypt and a stirring debut outing for BBC Radio 1’s hallowed Essential Mix series, to name but a few. In the end we made it work to everyone’s satisfaction… With a catchy riff, an uplifting beat and sufficient space in the arrangement to let the song breathe. WHOMADEWHO

First broadcast during their recent BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and road-tested to incredible reception at multiple stops on their on-going world tour, WhoMadeWho’s Club Mix of Summer sees the Danish outfit add their inimitable late night twist to the beautifully crafted down-tempo record, as they introduce chugging rhythms and spellbinding, cosmic synths to the dreamy hypnotic soundscapes and ethereal toplines of the original. Normally we let other artists do our remixes, but with this one we had a particular vision and had to give it a shot. We sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it!” – WhoMadeWho 

WhoMadeWho – Summer (WhoMadeWho Club Mix) is out now via Embassy One. After a fun week in the studio at the beginning of July, we started testing it out in the clubs while touring. We kept updating the remix after every show until very shortly before the final deadline, to get it just right.

By Alex Cristian – August 27, 2021 54 0

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Yves Larock & Steff Da Campo are chatting with EDM Nations about “Rise Up” and future plans !

Yves: I’m doing pretty well and can’t wait to see the reaction to our new version of Rise Up

It’s been a crazy, crazy time. Some countries are re-opening of course and we may see better days quite soon. I just hope everybody feels great when partying to it! Maybe a weird choice, but somehow the lyrics of this song from a big Dutch rock band really fit the emotion of the pandemic: Shit happens, but soldier on! Steff: Happy! Put two incredible producers together and one of the biggest singles in dance music history, and what do you get? Was that the thinking behind the reboot? Not the travelling per se, but meeting people all over the world and the vibe of being in front of a crowd. Yves : it will be Free de VintageCulture and Roland Clark, the title speaks for itself and I love all what this guy produces

Onto much happier subjects – Rise Up 2021! Also I had more time to work on new records, made some great business deals and such, so I’m doing OK. WakuWaku, so we will drop a lot of versions later! If you haven’t yet, what track will you play? Steff: Don’t stress about what you’ve lost, but try to enjoy what you still have

Yves: as I have no better quote than that of Nietzsche “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Follow us on socials But over the years you learn that it’s not about how hard you fall, but if you are able to get up again and continue to try and reach your goals. But of course it is a great coincidence that while in many countries the scene “rises up again”, we drop this record. That said, it did allow me to focus on things that in the long run, may be more valuable, like my daughter and friends. But what made Yves Larock revisit his work, and what extra magic has Steff Da Campo managed to sprinkle on something that many consider an established masterpiece? everyone has failures in their life, me I love Roman Stoicism, you can’t act against the weather, but work to be a better person and succeed

What advice would you give to anyone who’s feeling down because of what’s happened, who maybe needs a lift or to pull themselves into a more positive headspace? Are there any tricks you’ve used in the past when you’ve faced hard times and needed to ‘rise up’? Yves: I took the opportunity to read, and above all I had to teach my daughter … after this period I have immense respect for all teachers

Has the time at home proved fruitful for your music production output? Steff: Last gig I did was last week in Romania, where Yves joined me to shoot the video. Steff: I am very happy, but like I guess everybody, I have had periods in my career when I almost felt like giving up. We’re such huge fans of the original and we love this new edit. Steff: Working as a designer and DJ

Yves: I was young and handsome hahaha and I started my career as a producer / dj after years of trying

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What made you decide now was the right time to release the single? Steff: No, we didn’t plan it to meet the pandemic cycle. Plus, how have they both been coping with the global pandemic and what else do they have to offer? It was a really great party! Or have you found it hard to get creative because of everything that’s happened? No, seriously I don’t remember. How did the collaboration come about? Yves. medicine soothes bodies, but art soothes souls, I hope people will remember it. Have you been able to start playing out yet? How are you both doing? Steff: It started with me making a new version, which was-  and is – a pretty hard hitting club record. I miss touring. Coming when the world needs a boost, something uplifting and positive to bring us out of the current mood, this new version of ‘Rise Up’ seems perfectly timed. Yves: no indeed it was not planned but I think people need a positive title and relive it, hoping that there is not a 4th wave

The message of the single is of course about rising up – is there one thing, in particular, you have had to rise up from yourselves personally? Yves : I had a few dates, but it’s happening slowly, I remember that the first title was Alein, by Eric Prydz, because after all we were no longer alone

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If you had to pick one track that sums up the last 18 months, what would it be and why? How have you both coped with everything that’s been going on? Yves: Always honored that producers like Steff want to produce new versions of my old tracks, and when I heard I loved it

The original track came out in 2007 – what were both of you doing back then? Do you think that people will be able to really connect with the message because of what’s happened? Steff: No, creatively I felt inspired, because I had much more time to experiment and work more closely with writers, singers, producers, I think I managed to learn a lot and I now have a load of releases ready to go! Steff: “Soldier on” by Di-rect. A demo gets refused or you don’t see any booking. EDM Nations was lucky enough to pin both artists down for a chat to find out more…

Hi Yves, Steff, thanks for joining us today. If that happens too often, you feel like giving up. Steff: It was frustrating and still is. I am not even close to what I eventually want to achieve as a musician and as DJ, but I have learnt that I have the willpower to at least keep trying and to have more and more fun while doing it. We were later also joined for remixes and radio versions by first 71Digits and later by Mr. In the hands of Swiss super producer Yves Larock and one of Hollands’ most exciting talents, Steff Da Campo, you get ‘Rise Up 2021’, a thrilling reworking of an already iconic track. My manager sent it to Yves team and Yves loved it, so we started from there and worked on all the other versions together. I just played Rise Up 2021 2021 times! Yves :I took advantage of this surrealist period to produce other styles of music, since the club was closed. Great release coming up and happy to tell you more about it! If you have, what was the first track that you dropped getting back to the dance floor? I really hope we can start partying globally again soon, especially for all these people behind the scenes that lost their jobs.

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Australian producer Friendless joins forces with Kyle Kinch to present ‘Metronome’!

Lots of good things come in twos, just like a double yolk, bacon and eggs, salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, Yin and Yang and so on. For a hug to be carried out, two people must be willing to unite, so for our second release on HUGS it just made sense to combine two of our favorite producers to share the love. Follow us on socials Known for their collective releases on Sonny Fodera’s Solotoko imprint, Gorgon City’s Realm plus labels like Nervous and Waze & Odyssey’s Street Tracks, Australian producer Friendless joins forces with American Kyle Kinch to present ‘Metronome’ – a swinging pendulum of energetic house music. Sticking to the script, the duo pay homage to the Metronome by forming the track around the audible click we all have spent many countless sessions trying to stick to. Combined with a dark and audacious hook the scene is set to move dancefloors back and forth.

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A-Trak is joining forces with Australian bassmeister Wongo for the release “Groove Society”!

We could go on a big rant about how many clubs and festivals he has played at but that’s boring, how about ya clicky the play button and let the music do the talking. Doing countless remixes for the biggest artists and labels in the world, working with artists like A-trak and Yolanda Be Cool, multiple #1 Aria club records, seems like just another day at work for the big fella. Follow us on socials Not only does this guy run a successful radio show, record label and, sell out his own events called Need2Freak, but Wongo still classifies himself as a producer over all else. Not only is this shit popping at the clubs but his record Caught Up is now clocking over 2.5M plays on Spotify, so it’s obvious he’s not the only one who likes the sound of his shit. DJ hero and Duck Sauce half A-Trak continues a hot streak of house collabs by joining forces with Australian bassmeister Wongo for their aptly titled “Groove Society.” Cheeky cuts and undeniable French funkiness make this a perfect Fool’s Gold summer jam, play loud and stay tuned for more from this globetrotting club duo. Wongo

Wongo’s most notable records would be D.A.D (Dance All Day) and Mars, both being that dark-ass club music you wanna hear at both peak time and the after-party. Known for starting 100 things and then complaining he’s too busy, Wongo is a guy you still might wanna know and not because he has a bald spot from spinning on his head.

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JOEZI DEBUTS ON PINKSTAR BLACK RECORDINGS WITH HYPNOTIC NEW SINGLE ‘AFRICA’!

Out now via PinkStar Black Recordings, Africa marks Joezi’s inaugural foray on EDX’s most underground-leaning house imprint as the burgeoning Tel Aviv-based talent pulls out all the stops to deliver the latest club-ready weapon in his ever expanding musical arsenal. Follow us on socials Following a slew of majestic releases on Aventura Records and AventuraDeep since bursting onto the scene with his debut offering Obsession back in November 2020, French-Israeli TV superstar-turned-DJ and producer Joezi now looks to makes the next big step in his promising musical career, as he prepares to drop his latest shimmering sonic creation, Africa. The product of a young, creative artist whose talents in the studio seem to know no bounds, Africa is serene, hypnotic and energetic all at once, and will send shivers down your spine as the track casts a most meaningful spell. Oozing sun-drenched, dancefloor vibes across its impressive four-minute duration, warm, afrobeat rhythms, intermittent vocal samples and bobbling percussive grooves provide the backbone of the record as Joezi showcases his stunning production values and further demonstrates why he’s been tipped as one of the most exciting young artists on the international house music circuit right now. For anyone looking to get lost in an ethereal afrohouse sound, this single is perfect.

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Thomas Irwin teamed up with Scarlett on the vocals for “Fighting Till The End”!

By EDM Nations – August 25, 2021 118 0

At 18 years of age, he started releasing music commercially and quickly received attention locally from radio stations including BBC and soon various record labels. From a humble age of 13, Thomas started learning music production by himself and taking inspiration from the huge wave of electronic music at the time. But don’t take my word for this, why not let the music speaks for itself. The raw melody in his music provides a new light to electronic, fusing organic sounds and multi-genre inspirations into his craft. Overall this track will make you dream but also dance at the same time. This landed him a mix on BBC introducing. Easing listeners into the track with rich violins chords, paired with Scarlett’s amazing vocals, “Fighting Till The End” has all the hallmarks of a summer dance anthem. and represents without any doubt a delight surprise and most probably will end up in your private playlists. He later received a place in the top 10 songs of the year for a BBC introducing show in 2019, on a demo he produced. His newest release on Dharma comes in the shape of a vocal dance pearl that gets stuck in your head even from the start! Stream it bellow:

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Everything sounds very good balanced, from the structure of the track till the little production details such as build ups, arrangements and mix of instruments. Emanating a feel-good energy throughout the track’s almost 3-minute duration, Thomas Irwin and Scarlett’s catchy hook will have listeners whistling along for many months to come.

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Andy Snow just dropped a hot and irresistible future house tune on Ensis Records !

Andy Snow debut release on Ensis comes in the shape of a positive and energetic future house tune, designed to make your dance in no time and enjoy these last days of summer! Listen it bellow and let us know what you think:

Follow us on socials Superb production helps to build this thick wall of sound, which immediately brings to mind thousands of smiling faces dancing in union in every corner of this world. Chicago based producer and DJ Andy Snow just dropped a hot and irresistible future house tune called “Craving Thoughts” and we just love it!

By Rudy Christian – August 25, 2021 99 0

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Destruction System talks about his musical influences and future plans | EDM NATIONS Interview !

I love giving and working with people’s ideas so we can both can grow as musicians and help each other mutually. My sound now, as previously stated, is a mixture of everything I listen to. I love going outside and just listening to the world industrial sounds. My approach to being an artist is mostly just taking inspiration from whatever I am currently listening to and translate parts of that into my song writing. I would describe my own sound as a mixture of other’s sounds. Destruction System is a rising electronic, synth-pop artist from South Carolina, USA. I don’t stick to one specific genre or sub-genre of electronic music but rather encompass what I’m currently listening to into whatever I feel like making/playing. I seriously started writing and producing music in May of 2020. When did you start writing/producing music? Great question. What path is your music going to follow in the next upcoming months? It is way too easy to just stop and take a break and not work on a song for several weeks. If I enjoy the style of music you make and you have a fantastic work ethic, we are in the same ballpark. 4. 2. What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills? How would you describe your sound now? Another great question. 6.     How would you describe your own development as an artist and the transition towards your own sound? I’ve gotten much better with that, but at times, it can still be a struggle. 7. We had a sit down with Destruction System and ask him a few questions, part of our exclusive interview:

Please tell our readers who you are and what you do? Ever since he was a kid, Destruction System has been deeply interested and inspired by the sounds that surrounded him, flourishing a passion for sound design and music production. I could be listening to Tears for Fears or Cannibal Corpse, doesn’t matter… I’ll find a way to make whatever I want work. 5.   Can you describe your approach to art and being an artist? I combine their different aspects and it translates into what you hear. The answer to that is… Everywhere! What are some of the considerations that go into deciding with who do you work or collaborate? Definitely don’t get lazy. Follow us on socials You’ll hear new wave, dark wave, techno, house, industrial, metal even! Destruction System’s music has been influenced over the years by many well-known names such as Ministry, New Order, Depeche Mode, Information Society, Tears for Fears or Revolting Cocks to name a few. My name is Leo Pinelo and I am an electronic music artist who creates style of music based on the genres that I love. Introduce yourself to those who do not know you yet. This variety of influences shaped Destruction System’s signature sound over time, creating a blend of Electronic, Synth-Pop and Industrial sound with dark wave undertones. He later discovered the sample and loop world, drawing his attention and expanding his creativity as the possibilities were endless. That’s when I got my inspiration to write my first song after discovering “New Order”

3. He learned to play different instruments, starting with the guitar followed by bass and drums.

By EDM Nations – August 25, 2021 0 54

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EDX RELEASES STUNNING NEW CLUB RECORD ‘VOMMULI’ !

By Alex Cristian – August 25, 2021 95 0

Speaking about the single EDX commented:

“It’s absolutely fantastic to be back on the road and touring properly after so many months of uncertainty. I’m currently on one of my biggest tours of USA in years and I’m absolutely relishing every moment of being back behind the decks, in front of so many happy, smiling faces. Out today, August 20, via the most club-leaning imprint in his locker – PinkStar Records – Vommuli sees EDX explore a much more euphoric, underground timbre than we’ve become accustomed to, capitalising on his hugely diverse production credentials to deliver one of his most rapturous, club-ready records of late. Vommuli is a record which I created especially for this particular moment – a moment that seemed so far away for so long, but one which was certainly worth the wait.”

Follow us on socials An ode to the reopening of dancefloors around the world, this record symbolises everything fans have been missing since the pandemic put a halt to international touring back in March 2020, as EDX dials up the groove and sets the tone for the rest of the year. A perfectly judged, slow burning melodic house cut with the sort of spine-tingling harmonies up top that really send crowds wild, broad synths and luscious bass add colour and warmth to ensure this one lingers long in the memory. Currently in the midst of his biggest tour of the USA in over two years – a run which sees him take on over a dozen headline shows across the length and breadth of the United States in just under two months – iconic Swiss hit-machine and formidable label head, EDX, now continues his hugely prolific run of studio form with the announcement of his latest sure-fire dancefloor hit Vommuli.

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Hailing from Greece, Lefteris Samson makes a welcome entrance & presents his anticipated single ‘You Gotta Love Her’!

In his native homeland, Lefteris is one of the leading voice-over artists – having also collaborated with an array of both major & independent artists and in addition, has composed music for a number of tv commercials & documentaries. Having been behind previous releases including ‘You’re Coming With Me’, ‘Silent Hills’ & ‘Black Blaze’ – Lefteris‘ rise continues & this time, it’s the turn of ‘You Gotta Love Her’ to take centre stage. Follow us on socials With an infectious Electro Pop groove, coupled with its catchy vocal hook & feel good sound – ‘You Gotta Love Her’ has already aired on all major FM radio stations in Athens / Greece & the single is also accompanied by a music video, which looks set to further propel it into the light. With ‘You Gotta Love Her’ originally composed for an advertising campaign, both the ad agency & client liked it so much – they asked Lefteris if it could be turned into a full-length record & the rest, as they say – is history.

By Alex Cristian – August 24, 2021 93 0

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BRANDO DELIVERS LEAD SINGLE OF FORTHCOMING EP: ‘PARTY’S OVER’!

We hit it off and decided to work together in L.A. I feel like ‘Party’s Over’ comes across as a smooth, energy-filled record because that was the environment it was created in, with the three of us just having a very natural relationship that lets ideas flow freely. Brando’s impressive track record just keeps on expanding, especially with his first-ever EP, ‘Slip N Slide’, coming up. With the subject of the song being a former love interest showing up late to the party, this track ties Brando’s unique vocal delivery to a dark production that effortlessly slides from the end of the night into the early-morning afterparty. Today, the American singer-songwriter released the lead single of that EP, ‘Party’s Over’, on Armada Music, a track that will resonate with his fans. Follow us on socials The song even entered the Spotify Top 200 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand, all while clocking up over 53 million streams across the most popular streaming platforms so far. the next time we were all there, which ended up being some months after. Brando

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury’s multi-million-stream, multi-platinum-selling hit song ‘Body’ (850 million streams on Spotify) and Don Diablo’s ‘Congratulations’ (more than 43 million streams on Spotify), the latter of which shot up the U.S. Mediabase Dance Chart through a surge of radio plays. Brando:“‘Party’s Over’ is one of those records that came about in such a natural way that it’s crazy to think about. His 2020 single called ‘Look Into My Eyes’, which reimagines Charles & Eddie’s ‘Would I Lie To You’, spent ten straight weeks atop Australia’s airplay chart, taking the crown for the most-played song of the year from The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’. Avedon and Shndo are both amazing producers – Avedon is credited on works of Chris Brown, Trippie Red and more, and Shndo just recently produced Justin Bieber’s ‘Peaches’ – and I am thankful for our chance meeting in Miami because we all have such a great relationship together both in the studio and out. I originally met Avedon and Shndo, the producers of ‘Party’s Over’, at a songwriting camp for Pitbull in Miami a few years ago. Summoning images of empty bottles, soaked carpets and delicate mental states, Brando’s ‘Party’s Over’ brings to the table something many people can relate to. We met up at Avedon’s studio and this was the first record that came out of our collab.
By EDM Nations – August 24, 2021 102 0

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Cosmic Gate’s ‘MOSAIIK’ Chapter One’ Released // Duo Talk About The Background To Their New LP Project!

He’s known for styles outside of electronic music, but what he came with on ‘Summer Wonder’ gave us ‘Falling Back’-type vibes”.‘MOSAIIK’ manages the deft task of expanding the Cosmic universe, whilst feeling like an as-one entity and a release that’ll chime with the most established of CG fans. Following the release of their ‘20 Years – Forward Ever, Backward Never’ LP in 2019, the GRAMMY nominated duo are again set to challenge the conventional thinking of what Cosmic Gate ‘are’. When Cosmic Gate added ‘Forward Ever Backward Never’ to the title of their ’20 Years’ album, it was (says CG’s Bossi) “as much an undertaking to ourselves, as it was to the audience. Its first Chapter is available now, here (blackhole.lnk.to/mosaiik1). The singles ‘Your Mind’ and ‘Feel It’ attest to this, and (continues Bossi), “when testing the album tracks at some recent live shows, ‘Vertigo’ – with its dark & techno-ish vibe, got some incredible crowd reactions.For every one of those, there are two or three that speak to other stylistic areas. We saw that being around for 20 years and DJing for even longer, had made the Cosmic Gate sound very, very versatile … Like a mosaic of all these different formed pieces and sounds that make us complete”.“When we laid all of ‘MOSAIIK’s ideas, drafts and demos for new avenues out, it almost overwhelmed us, says Nic. No one told us we needed to do this – it all came from within. That garnered a Best Remix GRAMMY nom in 2020, which further opened the group’s eyes to the level of acceptance in newer production directions. ‘Blame’ – the album’s opening single, which features singer/songwriter Diana Miro, provided perhaps the biggest surprise of the year for Cosmic Gate fans. “This, observes Bossi, has played perfectly into the Cosmic Gate live shows of more recent years, where we’ve started to play longer sets. It feels like the start of a second era. “Mike Schmid, who we worked with on the ‘Start To Feel’ album in 2014 popped back up at the start of the year with something that really surprised us. They fit in as part of a vision which is wider – and is only going to become more so”. That played a part in the decision to split the album into two, he adds. Now all this is not to suggest that ‘MOSAIIK’ doesn’t contain any Cosmic Gate peak time floor-destroyers. One of those “signs” was their remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’. This gives us the scope to open with deeper & progressive music, and end with some techno-tracks”, he says. With hindsight though we recognised that there were some signs that our fans were as ready as we were”. The road between ’20 Years’ and ‘MOSAIIK’ is one comprised of purpose, circumstance and pure chance. So ultimately the two Chapters of ‘MOSAIIK’ will click together to present that broader vision of our music”. Follow us on socials It’s here – the first Chapter of Cosmic Gate’s new dual album release drops onto stores and streams today. Deeper and more progressive than CG had gone before, it became their fastest growing single release to hit a million Spotify streams. Thus ‘MOSAIIK’s music making became less symmetric and floor-focused, and all the richer for it. Those who listen – even casually – to CG’s Wake Your Mind Radio show quickly become aware of the broad range of musical tastes that inspire the pair. There was such a span to it that Bossi & I both felt there was almost a danger of ‘too much, too soon’. We were essentially (he chuckles) ‘reaffirming the vows’ under which we formed Cosmic Gate”.“We see “MOSAIIK (The ‘II’-styled title a nod to their eleventh longplayer), as a lot more than a new chapter in our musical lives, expands Nic. “It’s all about proportion though”, says Bossi. From that point a follow up with Diana became a certainty, and ‘Nothing To Hide’ – just released, and featured on the album – is performing in even stronger fashion. When the clubbing world was separated from their dancefloors in March 2020, circumstances provided even more artistic latitude.
By Alex Cristian – August 22, 2021 0 75

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MARK REEVE RELEASES EIGHT-TRACK MINI ALBUM ‘BREATHE’ ON DRUMCODE RECORDS!

Talking about the concept behind the release, Mark commented:

“After lots of studio time, I decided to change my daily routine and begin by walking in the woods. Lots of people have been suffering not being able to breathe, so that’s what inspired this project; the sound of nature and learning to relax. A rich and complex body of work, the stunning eight-tracker goes far beyond Mark’s trademark transcendental crowd pleasers, encompassing lilting moments of euphoric ambience alongside a sundry offering of full-throttle warehouse juggernauts and ravey breakbeat cuts. Mark Reeve – Breathe is out now via Drumcode Records. MARK REEVE

From the ethereal offerings of Ebullience and Silent Whisper through to some trippy mind-expanding excursions into techno’s netherworld via Irregular Choice and Take You Back and the silky laser-kissed Theme, this is a true masterclass from Reeve, who explores a multitude of sonic palates across the extended package. Breathe – the stunning eight-track mini album from long-standing British techno artist Mark Reeve – is out now via Adam Beyer’s iconic Drumcode Records. Following a slew of critically acclaimed single and EP releases on Drumcode over the course of his esteemed decade-long career – the last of which came in the form of his mammoth Distance EP back in February 2020 – Breathe marks Mark Reeve’s most extensive musical opus on the legendary Stockholm-based imprint, and goes a long way in showcasing the inexhaustible creativity of one of the most prolific and original artists in techno today. A career-defining moment for Reeve, Breathe has extraordinary allure and maintains the impressive quality of engaging the listener from the very start. The title track, however, will be the jewel in the crown for many; heavy on atmosphere and low-end punch, it highlights an inspiring return to Drumcode’s fold from the Frankfurt-based artist, and an emphatic stake in the ground from the ever-industrious Reeve. Learning to breathe properly has helped a lot.” – Mark Reeve. Follow us on socials Being in nature and soaking up all the sounds of the forest was simply incredible and very inspiring.

By Alex Cristian – August 22, 2021 70 0

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Yves Larock has teamed up with Steff Da Campo, for the re-creation of his renowned dance classic ‘Rise Up’ feat. Jaba!

2021 might still be a strange year for dance music lovers, this record definitely takes off the sharp edges and makes sure the energy keeps flowing. At first this wasn’t so easy — it took a lot of different tries for both Steff and I to be satisfied with the results… but I think we have something really special here. Yves Larock

Steff Da Campo has captured the essence of ‘Rise Up’ with this rework, highlighting the feelgood elements of the original to create something special once again. Steff Da Campo and I kept the essence of my original track, while also breathing new life with a new 2021 sound. The breakdown brings instant bliss, as it mixes the reggae styled vocals with a sweet reggae beat – bringing the song straight to its melting point. Steff Da Camp

“ I am very happy with this new version of Rise Up! Jaba. ‘Rise Up 2021’ perfectly brings both worlds together. It’s a classic reborn, out now on Spinnin’ Records.  Swiss artist Yves Larock has teamed up with one of house music’s unstoppable forces, Steff Da Campo, for the re-creation of his renowned dance classic ‘Rise Up’ feat. The result is a sweet 2021 rendition that builds on the original’s feel-good vibe while adding tasty deep house rhythms and a refreshing reggae breakdown to provide the song with a brand new appeal. The new Rise Up 2021 versions are fit for the club and radio, so we’re more than happy with the results!” – Yves LaRock

Follow us on socials When the beat subsequently drops again, it’s a full release of dopamine – happiness guaranteed. The melodies and warm vocals of the original are omnipresent, this time intertwined with finely tuned 2021 production, building up with gentle chords and subtle beats before diving into a warm deep house groove.

By Alex Cristian – August 21, 2021 53 0

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INNELLEA UNVEILS COLOSSAL REMIX OF STEPHAN BODZIN’S ‘BOAVISTA’ !

Laying claim to an abundance of internationally celebrated releases on the likes of Afterlife, Innervisions, Diynamic and TAU to name a few, the boundary-pushing Munich-based producer has managed to carve out his own innovative sonic path since bursting onto the scene in 2016, and is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most exciting, in-demand artists in electronic music. I only had one week to finish it so there was a lot of pressure on it let’s say. I managed to complete my version within two days, as I was very inspired by the original and everything worked out as planed in my mind.” – Innellea

Follow us on socials Toying with melody, texture and tonality across the entirety of the cut, Innellea’s work honours the raw emotional quality for which he has become famed, cultivating a sonic palate that can be equally euphoric as it can be sinister. Out today, August 20, Innellea’s remix sees Michi breathe a pulsating energy into the spellbinding original, as he imparts an impressive tapestry of industrial analog instrumentation, distorted bass and dynamic production techniques to the huge title track of Bodzin’s eagerly awaited new long player. Now, as he looks to continue his enviable run of first-rate studio output, Innellea prepares to drop the latest weapon in his ever-expanding musical arsenal with the announcement of a huge new remix for Stephan Bodzin’s forthcoming album cut, Boavista. To say Innellea has been on a prolific run of form over the past twelve months would be somewhat of an understatement. Speaking about the remix release, Innellea commented: “When I received the message from Stephan that he wanted me to remix “Boavista” – the title track of his upcoming album – I was immediately excited and felt very honoured. Road tested to unanimously rapturous receptions at a host of live performances across Europe over the past few weeks, the stunning seven-minute edit is also the only official remix to be featured on Bodzin’s upcoming third studio album, due for worldwide release on Monday, October 11.

By Alex Cristian – August 21, 2021 106 0

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NIIKO X SWAE OFFER UP DARK INTERPRETATION OF FAMOUS NURSERY RHYME: ‘EENY MEENY’!

By Alex Cristian – August 21, 2021 105 0

Packing enough electro house firepower to punch holes in sound systems and dance floors alike, ‘Eeny Meeny’ is simply a stadium-quaking banger in pocket size. Dance radio, laid claim to in-demand residencies at HAKKASAN, Las Vegas and OMNIA, San Diego, lent stage support to the likes of Marshmello, Kaskade and Zedd, and have become a staple to any successful remix package, reimagining tracks from the likes of Bebe Rexha, Charlotte Lawrence, Cheat Codes and more. Follow us on socials “‘Eeny Meeny’ is a rebirth of the classic childhood nursery rhyme, but with a hard and unexpected twist”, Niiko x SWAE say. Don’t let the title fool you; there’s nothing tiny or insignificant about Niiko x SWAE’s latest offering on Armada Music. The release of their debut EP, ‘Field Trip’, recently amplified the momentum and ‘Eeny Meeny’ follows suit in just the right way. After releasing their ‘Field Trip EP’ on Armada Music earlier this year, L.A. “Continuing the references to our childhood following our debut ‘Field Trip EP’, the dream-like vocals of ‘Eeny Meeny’ are juxtaposed with a darker, more bass-oriented production to invoke a nightmarish sense of nostalgia.”

Childhood friends Niiko x SWAE spent their early days learning to produce and dreaming of pioneering a new lane in House music. A high-energy record that contrasts the aforementioned EP in terms of style yet still references their roots, ‘Eeny Meeny’ takes on a darker interpretation of the classic rhyme to great effect. duo Niiko x SWAE are making moves toward the festival grounds again. Flash forward to today, the L.A.-based pair are regulars on U.S.

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Tim.Vel is dropping a hard hitting house gem on Deeploma Records !

By EDM Nations – August 20, 2021 109 0

The break part comes easily and gentle, with smooth but strange piano chords, combined with aggressive layered pads, allowing the listener to catch his breath, but not for long, because “Shut the fuck up” drop part will hit you again like a hammer! A massive production right here, which needs to be added to your personal collection immediately for any tech/house lover out there. Tim.Vel marks his debut on Deeploma Records with his newest blissed-out house masterpiece, “Shut the Fuck Up.” 

Synth plucks are layered with low end grumbles before a reverbed melody builds the track and helps send the release into overdrive. The pure house drumwork is giving the track even more energy, perfectly completed by short vocal samples interventions. Follow us on socials

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FranK-Lo teams up with  Massive Project to release feel-good groove collab “Quiererte Mas”!

By EDM Nations – August 20, 2021 81 0

“Quiererte Mas” contains dazzling vocals, chunky chords, and stompy basslines all blended in a house sounding GEM! FranK-Lo & Massive Project were working up a characteristic tribal house groove alongside exotic chants and plucks, making it a powerful track, working its magic perfectly for this late summer’s festivals. This tune just became an instant favorite for me, therefore i suggest to give it a go and press that play button bellow! Follow us on socials Together they deliver an irresistible, groovy rhythm with latino vocals and influences of tribal and house, paving the way for the resurgence of house music’s original sound. FranK-Lo teams up with  Massive Project to release feel-good groove collab, “Quiererte Mas”.

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RevoideN just unleashed a hard-hitting electro smasher on Ensis Records!

Check it out this banger below:

Follow us on socials RevoideN is a DJ / Producer from Turkey and his making music for 5 years as an amateur & 2 years as a semi-pro. Genres embraced by this young artist is Electro House & Bass House & Future Bounce, with strong vibes between Ethnic Music and Modern Music. His debut release on Ensis comes in the shape of a a nostalgic but hard-hitting electro smasher!The track has a minimalist feeling and composition, focusing the most attention on the heavy drops and the superb break atmosphere, filled with dreamy oriental melodies, perfectly completed vocal samples and crispy synths!
By Rudy Christian – August 19, 2021 77 0

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Genix presents powerful double A-side on Anjunabeats!

As a young DJ I spent every single penny I had on vinyl. I don’t try to be any one genre, some people think I produce less trance sometimes, but if you have followed my career from the start it’s always had tech influences. Those were really magical times and they’ve shaped my sound as it is today.”

The LP is a departure from the sound Genix is best known for. Those sounds will always be a part of my love for dance music. A love letter to rave culture ‘199X’ is the debut artist album from Anjunabeats stalwart Damion ‘Damo’ Houchen, also known as Genix. 

Raised on The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield and Chicane, Damo has anchored his life to ever-evolving sounds of dance music. I would often get on the bus to different places to go record hunting. In both previous singles, Genix displayed some more subtle vocal-led productions on the Anjuna veteran’s long anticipated album. Genix arrived on Anjunabeats in 2010 and immediately became a mainstay in Above & Beyond sets with tracks like ‘Aura’, ‘Destinations’ and ‘Black Water’ (with regular touring partner Sunny Lax). My mum used to listen to the likes of Nightcrawlers, Leftfield, The Prodigy and more on our holidays. I think they’re timeless and you can hear a lot of their influences in my productions today. “I started to fall in love with dance music during the 90s as a young teenager. Based in the U.K., he became a resident DJ and promoter for The Emporium nightclub in Coalville, a legendary Midlands clubbing destination that hosted parties for John Digweed to Tiesto. Genix reveals a double-A side of two club-minded tracks taken from his upcoming debut album ‘199X’. With ‘Libre / Higher & Higher’ Genix showcases a different side to ‘199X’ and a taste of the tougher led productions which his fanbase have come to expect. Through the late 00’s and 2010’s, Genix was known for his textured, melodic trance production, and caught the ear of Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk, securing releases on both Armada and Vandit. I think any producer should stick to the sounds they love, if it makes me jump out of my seat when I’m making it, then that’s all that really matters”

Follow us on socials From those origins, Genix has blossomed into a mainstay in the trance scene. As his stature grew, so did his approach to his music:

“There have been so many influences [on my sound]; DJs, producers, events and the thousands of records I’ve bought over the years.

By EDM Nations – August 19, 2021 45 0

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‘IN SEARCH OF SUNRISE’ UNVEILS ITS ALL-STAR 2021 LINE UP!

It’s available to pre-order/save here, now (https://blackhole.lnk.to/isos17). That sets tone & scene for a hot-run of tracks from the Coldharbour crew, with Markus finding space for the latest material from Anske, Mike EFEX, Daxson, NOMADSignal, Dan Thompson and others. Follow us on socials That’s born out once again in 2021 through a dedicated and exclusive array of his own dawn-beckoning best.On completing his 2021 mix, Markus remarked: “It is a privilege to make a contribution to the highest calibre of mix compilations for the fourth time. Also bringing ‘ISOS 17’ their latest studio wares are Schulz, Kryder and Kyau & Albert, often in an exclusive and sometimes even purpose-built capacity.With a reliability that lends a sense of all being right with the world, ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s epic seventeenth edition arrives at stores, doors and on streams August 27. Pre-order/bookmark here: https://blackhole.lnk.to/isos17

Markus Schulz is never a man to do things by halves, least of all when it comes to his stewardship of ‘In Search Of Sunrise’. recordings ‘The Fourth Star’ & ‘Return From The Sand Sea’, as well as his purpose-built ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ revisions of ‘Crystallize’ from DT8 Project and Christian Burns ‘The Magic’. When we were asked by Black Hole to compile and mix a CD for the this ISOS release, we were so happy. ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ has always been something special for us – it’s great to now be a little part of it.“‘In Search Of Sunrise 17’ mixed by Markus Schulz, Kryder and Kyau & Albert is out August 27. Always ready with the big finish, the closing sequence premieres his studio-fresh creations ‘Lisbon’ & ‘Lost Multiverse’, as well as a devastatingly unforgettable Schulz spin on BT’s ever-poignant ‘Remember’.Making his ‘ISOS’ debut, Kryder will have you at ‘hello’, with the (could-hardly-be-more-fitting!) ‘Sun In Your Eyes’ by Above & Beyond. I loved puttingtogether my mix for ‘In Search Of Sunrise 17’ – a melodic journey through deep progressive dance music.“Equal to the task of ‘ISOS’ 2021’s prestigious tie-off disc mix are Germany’s Kyau & Albert – a duo whose music has been gracing the series near enough since its inception. new sun-tipped productions from Steve Brian, Bryn Liedl and Ron With Leeds. Right on cue, August 27 sees the musical mark of high-summer return, and ready to soundtrack peak season with three more sunrise-portraying mixes!As ever ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s gatekeepers’ Black Hole Recordings have been meticulous in their selection of 2021’s questers. At that time we were in lockdown and making music pretty much every day and this positive news really gave us an extra lift! The release’s mid-disc general is a man well known for his multi-lane approach to electronic music. Assuming this year’s ‘how has this not happened before?!!’ slot is Kyau & Albert, who take the reins of the last disc to deliver an hour & twenty of luminous and innately ‘ISOS’ audio.Through their combined compiling skills, ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ latest trip is lit with a glorious array of musical offerings, both from inside the trance realm and out. They conclude their ‘Search’ with much music from their own Euphonic label associates, inc. From there – through some of own remix work, the Englishman reaches to the horizon, as York’s ‘The Beach’ and Solarstone’s ‘When I Dream’ cast the tranciest of thralls.Says Kryder of his ISOS assignment: “it’s a real honour to be part of such an iconic album series. Among them you’ll find sonics from heavy-hitters like Above & Beyond, Solarstone, BT and Andy Moor, classic names like York, Darren Tate, Johan Gielen and Mesh, as well as newer entities – Tinlicker and Dosem among them. Cruising into its second half, Kryder brings in some meta gold through MEDUZA’s reimagining of Lifelike/Kris Menace classic ‘Discopolis 2.0’ and Tinlicker x Robert Miles’ ‘Children’. Across nineteen tracks they essay an as-classic-as-they-come interpretation of ‘Sunrise’s themes, commencing with the epic overtures of Cressida’s ‘World’s Lullaby’. ‘In Search of Sunrise 17’ is the culmination of a year’s careful preparation & composition and is an expression of my love for the art of trance music”.At his mix’s outset are new M.S. One shoe-in, naturally, is Markus Schulz, here helming his fourth mixpedition, and again bringing it – both from his own and others hands, a cornucopia of new material. Of late, Kryder’s been laying down some of his trance-proggiest in years, making the timing of his ‘ISOS’ call-up, to-the-minute perfect. ‘Silhouettes’ by Francesco Sambero, ‘Flyaa’ from Hello Machines and Gate 44’s ‘Journey’ start to lighten the sky, before K&A’s 2021 revision of their own legendary ‘Outside’ fully heralds the dawn. Dosem’s ‘Eternal and ‘Amongst The Gods’ from Dusky conjure images of those final pre-sunrise minutes, before Ben Böhmer’s reworking of Jan Blomqvist’s ‘The Space In Between’ sees the prog-trance rays emerge.

By Alex Cristian – August 19, 2021 42 0

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Mike Candys talks about the success of “Vibe” and his future plans | EDM NATIONS Interview

Unfortunately all of my shows have been cancelled (again), so probably I’m not gonna tour anymore this year. Hi, I’m fine, despite the bad weather in Switzerland. My label told me, that they have a slot for a new Mike Candys release but I didn’t have my planned track ready at the moment. Since there’s no live events for me at the moment, I focus on producing a lot of new music. Do you have any plans to tour this year? All things considered, it’s been a hugely productive year in the studio for Mike Candys. Can you describe your approach to art and being an artist? I started producing and remixing electronic music in the late 80s with a drummachine, a Tape-Recorder and a simple FM-synthesizer. 2012 my Song “if the World” hit number 1 in Germany, that was definitely one of my most crazy moments so far. Destined for further heavy rotation across international festival stages, radio airwaves and tastemaker playlists over the Summer, piercing synths, bouncing beats and avant-garde production values provide the perfect antidote to the last twelve months as Mike Candys delivers another sure-fire hit on the long-standing, Zürich-based record label. Having topped the Beatport Main Stage Hype Charts within days of its release, the record has since been featured in some of the biggest Spotify editorial playlists including Mint, Main Stage, Beast Mode Dance, Dance Party, Hot New Dance and Bangers, to name a few. That doesn’t mean that other people are gonna see this as art automatically. Since then I simply kept going on an on, new technology, new styles. I think it’s impossible to become an artist intentionally. I’m sitting in my studio in Zurich, Switzerland

What’s been your highlight of 2021 so far? When did you start producing  – and what or who were your early passions and influences? My first passions and influences when it comes to electronic dance music were definitely Acid House and Italo Disco. 2009 my remake of Insomnia entered the official single charts in France. Whatever it might be, an artist sooner or later has to express himself by creating something. I started when I was 14. Commodore64 & SoundExpander, that was my setup. Follow us on socials So I sat down and tried my best to create a pure energetic club track in a matter of few days. Hi Mike, how are you today? Art has to somehow call you. Finally, what comes next for Mike Candys? Can you tell us about yourself and how you got into electronic music? There was no reaction but “Ok, we’re gonna release it.” Few weeks later all of us knew that it’s probably gonna be my most successful track of 2021. Tell us about your single ‘Vibe’ on S2 Records

The track “Vibe” was kind of an experiment. But art is simply the urge of being creative and to create things. Following the internationally celebrated release of his three huge original singles already this year (All My Friends, Darkness and Wellerman) the enigmatic platinum-selling Swiss artist now continues his hugely prolific run of 2021 form, as he announces the release of his latest juggernaut cut, and one of the undisputed records of the summer – Vibe. Where are you answering this interview from? And the success of my recent single “Vibe” which came pretty unexpected. I deeply hope I will be back on stages around the world in 2022. Suddenly everything felt right and I sent the track to the label. But overall it’s still the same fascination, to find the perfect combination between melodies, sounds and grooves to make clubs shake and people dance. What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career? My first live show since 1 year of a break in Papaya Club Croatia, which is one of my all time favourite clubs on the planet. This was unreal. Out now via the inimitable S2 Records, Vibe sees the masked producer on the form of his decade-long career, as he delivers a peak-time main stage anthem brimming with pumping, hi-octane energy across its duration.

By Rudy Christian – August 19, 2021 81 0

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TEE-VO Debuts On NoFace Records With Deep House Single “So Free”!

This release is only his debut single, but he is ready to show the audience much more of what he has in store. He fell in love with electronic music when he was 9 years old, and was obsessed with it ever since. New and upcoming artist TEE-VO has just released his first single on NoFace Records titled “So Free”. “So Free” is an extremely smooth blend of house and deep house music. About Sophia StutchburySophia has been singing and songwriting since she was a young girl. About TEE-VO

TEE-VO is a 23 year old house music DJ and producer based in the Los Angeles area. She wrote across different genres such as House, Pop, Dance, Rock, Classical, Garage, Indie, Alternative Pop, Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop. The journey began when he was 14, when he picked up his first DJ controller, and he has never looked back since. For this song he collaborated with the amazing vocalist Sophia Stutchbury. She had piano lessons from the age of 5 years old and her time at home was often spent writing songs and playing some covers of her favourite artists which include Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and many more. It’s a great banger this ready to be played in the club, but together with the fitting vocals by Sophia Stutchbury this song has a great radio hit potential as well. Her most recent album “The Start Something” continues to feature on radio playlists across the country, including a live performance on BBC Radio. Follow us on socials

By Alex Cristian – August 19, 2021 119 0