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Afrojack teams up with Lucas & Steve and DubVision for trendsetting festival anthem, ‘Anywhere With You’!

This feelgood anthem celebrates that the world is opening up, and is released on Wall Recordings. “When I heard the demo I knew ‘this is going to be it’, and with Lucas & Steve and DubVision we made this song epic.  

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“When we got the demo from Nick, we instantly knew what to do with the arrangement. We can’t wait to play this one live and see the crowd’s reaction!”– Dubvision

Follow us on socials We love the uplifting summer feeling, and with Lucas and Steves touch the record became a next level feel good banger! He invited DubVision to add their signature epic sound, and Lucas & Steve for the sweet guitars and a fresh coat of organic polish. ‘Anywhere With You’ invites you to get up and dance, travel or to have fun with your friends and loved ones. ‘Anywhere With You’ marks the first collaboration between Afrojack and Lucas & Steve, and is destined to be a true festival hit as these five amazing talents join musical forces. Afrojack and DubVision worked together on the tracks “Back to Life” and “New Memories” which both were a great success. Let’s go! After listening to the demo, with only the voice of Tonino Speciale (aka Taranteeno), and piano music, Afrojack immediately felt the ‘Tomorrowland feeling’. Ideal for events like Tomorrowland in both its melodies and enormity, the new single is all about dancing and having fun with your friends and loved ones, wherever you are: ‘Anywhere With You’. It’s an honor for me to collaborate with these artists on this happy and positive song, and I can’t wait to see the reactions of the fans“– Afrojack.

By EDM Nations – October 1, 2021 0 110

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DANNY AVILA KICKSTARTS NEW DIRECTION IN SOUND WITH DEBUT RELEASE ON ARMADA MUSIC: ‘MOTHER & FATHER’ (FEAT. BUKHU) !

By EDM Nations – October 1, 2021 102 0

It fits my vision on stage, but with a completely different approach when it comes to the sound. And this past year made me think a lot. It’s dark, it’s edgy and it will definitely be the new Danny Avila.”

Follow us on socials I figured there was not that much exciting new music to play anymore, and I also reached a point where I just wanted to do my own thing. The Spanish DJ and producer, who has consistenty ranked in the Top 60 of DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 list for the past five years, found himself at a crossroads and chose to create his own path, leaving his comfort zone to start working on a brand-new concept dubbed Mainstage Techno. Especially artists that have achieved what Danny Avila has at such an early age could find themselves looking for a breath of fresh air one day. His debut record on Armada Music is both the start and the culmination of that courageaous decision: ‘Mother & Father’ (feat. I come from a very different background than most of the EDM artists, I started djing in Marbella and Ibiza when I was very young and I grew up listening to completely different music than what I am probably known for. DANNY AVILA

“I started working on the Mainstage Techno topic about a year ago, but I decided to not show absolutely anything about it until I was 100% sure the concept was ready and the music too”, Danny Avila says. I wanted to not care about what the artists are playing before or after me, what trend is popular right now or where in the world I play. Bukhu). Mainstage Techno is a combination of pure underground sounds, but in a more energetic and faster structure. From the hypnotic vocal chants that draw from Mongolian artist Bukhu’s 2021 single of the same name to the stomping kick drums and incendiary beat drops, this track carries some serious firepower and makes clear in no uncertain terms that dance floors are meant to be blazing. Premiered live at this year’s digital edition of Tomorrowland, ‘Mother & Father’ and is the first official release under Danny Avila’s Mainstage Techno project. So underground music has always been a part of me. “For me, the best way to present new music was at Tomorrowland.

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‘Origins’ – Activa’s first artist album in a decade, arrives today !

To a degree he was caught in its second substantial producer wave – a time when enthusiasm & access were skyrocketing. Both as a traditionally laid out artist album, that someone could move in & out of as their mood takes, but also as something that could be experienced mixed, as a start-through-finish one. “To have had many other co-production hands on something this personal”, he says, didn’t make much sense to me” So that side of things has been kept tight. On the surface ‘Origins’ origin story is a relatively straightforward one. Rather then than remix/re-master his tracks of old, he decided to record an album that tonally had its head in the heyday game, but with production capabilities 20 years more progressed and finessed. As with many, production values weren’t always in step with quality. Arriving a full decade after his last LP (2011’s ‘To The Point’), ‘Origins’ , is the third album from UK artist Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. Follow us on socials It’s already delivered us instrumental brilliance like ‘Polestar’ & ‘Into Pieces’, and spellbinding vocal numbers including the ‘Return To Life’, ‘Fall In’ and its current single, ‘Stranger’ w/Jennifer Rene.While Rob shares the stage with many a singer, ‘Origins’ is as notable for being largely absent of co-producers. It’s the motivation behind the motivation that makes ‘Origins’ that much more intriguing (and arguably even unique). It’s something that sticks regularly in the gut of many an artist – both inside the genre and out. Unlike others though, it was something that he couldn’t get past and felt compelled to address. Hence, Rob allowed nothing of that nature to dilute or pollute this singularly heritage-focussed album. Essentially, for Stevenson the album is something of a do-over – a go-around or perhaps even ‘a second run’. It just a right place, right time, but above all a right skill-set opportunity to address a few early production wrongs!” he concludes. “Its main theme, states Activa is to re-represent the music I grew up with. Imagine perhaps a long-player with all of PvD’s punch, Sasha’s savvy, Ferry’s feel and Armin’s acumen, which has lain unheard – almost time-capsule-like – to this day. That has opened the gateway to instrumental cuts like ‘Fade From View’, ‘Anamara’ and ‘Journey Home’ – ones that, had they been produced back in the day, would’ve long since have passed onto classic status.“Just don’t call this ‘a redemption arc’, quips Rob. Throughout ‘Origins’ production I always knew I wanted the release to work in a dual capacity. The structure of that version on the release is highly representative of the music compilations I listened to, and was inspired by in my youth”, Rob says. Activa

Throughout ‘Origins’ production, Rob was ruthless in his excising anything remotely ‘2.0’ in terms of sound, effect, technique or – heaven forbid – trend-chase. Rob is the first to admit that he wasn’t immune to this. If you can, well you’re not a million miles from ‘Origins’.Over the course of the year Activa’s lit a trail to the album, which has run through spring, summer and into the autumn. “I feel that progress is only really progress if things actually get better, he says, and I’m not sure that’s always been the case with trance. Contextually, Rob’s production career began after the trance space race had already been won – its ‘moonshot’ certified. As a genre, it often moves far away from what it used to be – at times becoming a near caricature of itself”. Across its 15 tracks, only Orkidea, Rolo Green and John Dopping make appearances, and that’s something Rob ascribes to the nature of the release. This though is only half its story.
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Steve Norton delivers a bomb track called “True Love”!

‘True Love’ is a hot tune with chilled funky vibes and top-notch male vocals. Follow us on socials ‘True Love’ will be released on Sirup Records, the imprint of EDX. In addition to the national club bookings, such as Bootshaus in Cologne, HALO in Hamburg or all the important open-air festivals in Germany like: World Club Dome, Tante Mia Tanzt, New Horizons, Strandfieber-Festival and many more. For ‘True Love’ Steve Norton sat down again in his studio to deliver a bomb track. Besides being a world class DJ, Steve Norton is also a well-known producer. Uplifting and catchy, this song is going to make you feel the true love for music! With the world opening up more and more we are sure you will hear this track on many festivals. Just clubbing – nothing more and nothing less is the motto of Steve Norton from Germany, who brings life to every club and festival with his infectious DJ sets!

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