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Ropas & Da French teamed up to deliver you ‘Every Time’!

Futuristic, dark and stripped-back “Every Time” provides a clinical contrast to the euphoria of the song that’s at the heart of the track. Get on the dancefloor and feel the huge amount of energy emerging from this tune! The drop part comes with a solid bass line and a pumping groove, just like it should be, perfectly combined with vocals, to increase it’s energy and flow. Ropas & Da French teamed up to deliver you the ultimate house dancefloor smasher called ‘Every Time’, out on Ensis Records. Follow us on socials

By EDM Nations – September 12, 2021 90 0

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RON COSTA RETURNS TO THERE IS A LIGHT WITH ‘KOI’ EP !

With an arsenal of techno weapons released on Tronic, Suara, Terminal M, 1605 and Yoshitoshi (to name but a few) the in-demand production outfit now make their eagerly anticipated debut on TIAL, as they unveil an immense techno-leaning interpretation of Costa’s heady opener. An intricately layered cut, driven by pulsating basslines, whirring industrial synthesisers and intermittent voice drops, the finale sees the formidable duo fire on all cylinders to conclude a remarkable two-part EP on There Is A Light. Loco & Jam

Adding another dimension to the standout opener, the flip sees the introduction of esteemed Northern Irish techno producers Lloyd Reid and James People – otherwise known as Loco & Jam. Having already enjoyed a wealth of huge releases from the likes of Matt Sassari, Drunken Kong, The Reactivitz, D-Unity and label boss The Archer over the past nine months, Los Angeles’ most exciting new house and techno imprint, There Is A Light, now readies its next extended player of 2021, with the announcement of Ron Costa’s emphatic Koi EP. Warmly welcoming the legendary French producer back for his second original EP on the label this year (following the critically acclaimed release of Sides back in June) the exquisite new two-part package is another incredible showcase in forward-thinking, underground dance music on the burgeoning West Coast label, and comes complete with an extra-special remix from long-standing Northern Irish techno duo Loco & Jam. Ron Costa

Inaugurating the EP with the uncompromising title track ‘Koi’, Costa goes full-throttle from the off, delivering a dark and driving tech house cut, replete with punchy rhythms, eerie samples and murky warehouse soundscapes. Returning to TIAL armed with hefty catalogue of first-rate releases on the likes of Noir, Sola, Octopus Recordings and Deeperfect over the course of his impressive career, this latest offering is further proof of a truly dynamic, in-form producer at the very top of his game. Follow us on socials

By Alex Cristian – September 12, 2021 134 0

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND DAVINA MICHELLE TURN HEADS WITH BRAND-NEW COLLABORATION: ‘HOLD ON’ !

By Alex Cristian – September 12, 2021 173 0

About two-and-a-half years ago, when we released ‘Hoe Het Danst’ together with Marco Borsato, I couldn’t help but shout from the rooftops how much I loved Davina’s vocal performance”, Armin van Buuren shares. “I’m really proud of our new single”, Davina Michelle adds. The fans of world-renowned DJ and producer Armin van Buuren and Dutch songstress Davina Michelle must be feeling at the crest of the wave right now. The pair, who scored a huge hit in the Netherlands alongside distinguished Dutch singer Marco Borsato with their 2019 single ‘Hoe Het Danst’, recently hit the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Zandvoort with an unannounced performance and officially released their second collab yesterday: ‘Hold On’. I’m also very honored he asked me to accompany him at his biggest-ever European solo show in Romania.”

Spurred on by the hundred million streams for ‘Hoe Het Danst’, the exhilarating live performance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Netherlands and this brand-new collaboration, Armin van Buuren and Davina Michelle will be keeping the collaborative spirit alive for a bit longer. With Armin van Buuren’s brilliant, uplifting production and Davina Michelle’s gold-rimmed vocals, ‘Hold On’ stands out as an incredibly catchy pop-dance crossover that keeps listeners hooked from start to finish. “So naturally, it was a no-brainer to get together with her for a second time to write this song. Follow us on socials I am beyond proud of the result; hearing your own lyrics has always been special to me, let alone when they’re sung to perfection. Soon to welcome a complementary club version, ‘Hold On’ tells a story of perseverance and inner strength. On September 25, when Armin van Buuren is to touch down in Bucharest, Romania for his biggest European solo show ever at Sound of Bucharest, Davina Michelle will be supporting him on stage. For both artists, the Bucharest show culminates a remarkable and musically successful year, with Armin van Buuren releasing a truckload of new records and Davina Michelle gaining international plaudits for her impeccable performances for the Eurovision Song Contest, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the global HYMN livestream. “I’m still buzzing from the fact that I got to hit the studio with someone so musically gifted as Armin to create a powerful song that reflects who we are as musicians.

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Genix releases stunning debut album ‘199X’ on Anjunabeats !

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). I would often get on the bus to different places to go record hunting. As a young DJ I spent every single penny I had on vinyl. There’s blissed out breakbeat on ’Until I Find You’ and ‘I’m Awake’, both featuring Australia’s JVMIE; sun drenched piano house with Towera on ‘Be Free’; reverberating and cavernous trance on ‘Numb’ featuring the U.K.’s LYCA. ‘199X’ is winning strong support, including from an impressive range of DJs including Diplo, Carl Craig, Joseph Capriati, Oliver Heldens, Joyce Muniz, Armin Van Buuren, and Above & Beyond. A love letter to rave culture, ‘199X’ is the debut artist album from Anjunabeats stalwart Damion ‘Damo’ Houchen, also known as Genix. The LP is a departure from the sound Genix is best known for. 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. Follow us on socials Raised on The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield and Chicane, Genix has anchored his life to ever-evolving sounds of dance music. 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. My mum used to listen to the likes of Nightcrawlers, Leftfield, The Prodigy and more on our holidays. woven between are high energy techno and trance floor fillers. Those were really magical times and they’ve shaped my sound as it is today.”

Those early musical memories and Genix’s 15 years of engineering and production experience have culminated in ‘199X’:16 tracks of chillout, house, techno and trance that harken back to the 90’s and early 00’s heyday of dance. I think they’re timeless and you can hear a lot of their influences in my productions today. Those sounds will always be a part of my love for dance music. “I started to fall in love with dance music during the 90s as a young teenager.

By Alex Cristian – September 12, 2021 112 0