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Mathematician makes electronic music album using Black Hole Data!

It has been signed to Ash International (https://ashinternational.com/), a subsidiary of the renowned London label Touch, available now in all stores. Thomas Hertog, former colleague and long-time collaborator of Stephen Hawking, to collect gravitational wave data for the project, entitled Mikromedas AdS/CFT 001. Data was gathered and produced in collaboration with several academic partners. Matthias Kaminski and Prof. Bridging the fields of mathematics and music, Vermeulen has designed bespoke data sonification systems to create otherworldly expansive soundscapes, that guide us into the higher dimensional realms of deep space and reality. Thomas Hertog, former colleague and long time collaborator of Stephen Hawking. Dr. Bridging the worlds of both art and science, Valery has built innovative systems and techniques to translate huge amounts of data and mathematical models into sound and music, i.e. Valery Vermeulen PhD – a Belgian mathematician, lecturer, and electronic musician, has just completed an electronic music album made entirely of data from black holes. Dr. Valery Vermeulen PhD

The album was realized with the support of Concertgebouw Brugge (BE). Dr. Follow us on socials Exclusive source material used for the album originates from simulations of black hole mergers, gravitational waves, neutron stars, elementary particle behaviour near black holes and white dwarfs. data sonification. Valery worked with Prof. These include the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama (US), the Institute for Theoretical Physics at KU Leuven (BE), the Centre for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics at KULeuven (BE) ), the Department of Mathematics at the University of Antwerp (BE), physicists Prof.

By EDM Nations – December 9, 2021 89 0

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Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped Results & Experience is Here!

Check out Spotify for Artists and Spotify for Podcasters to learn more

Additionally, Spotify Greenroom will help celebrate the year in music with special Wrapped editions of our live playlist shows, “Most Necessary Live” and “LOREM Life.” Hosts Brian “B.Dot Miller” and Max Motley and Dev Lemons will host live conversations open to anyone who wants to talk about the music they loved in 2021 and what they listened to the most on Spotify this year. Here are a few new features to look out for:

New data stories to express your year in audio – In addition to your top artists, genres, songs, podcasts and minutes listened, the personalized Wrapped experience includes several all new features, including: 2021: The Movie, Your Audio Aura, Playing Cards and 2021 Wrapped: Blend. Check out Bad Bunny’s reaction when he first learned the news HERE. Check out Spotify For the Record for all the details on these new features. Even more shareability – We know that Spotify fans love to share their Wrapped cards on social channels like Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; and now, they can share their Wrapped cards directly to TikTok.Exclusive experiences for top fans – Plus, we’re adding a special surprise: Videos from more than 170 artists and creators thanking fans for having them in their Wrapped. In the second and third spots respectively, are Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (#2) and “STAY (with Justin Bieber)” by The Kid LAROI (#3). If 2020 was the year that flipped the world on its head, 2021 was the year that we got used to seeing things upside down. Follow us on socials The fourth most popular podcast is TED Talks Daily (#4), followed by The Daily (#5). Here’s what Spotify saw:

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Top Global Artists: With more than 9.1 billion streams this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is our most-streamed artist of 2021. With “normal” thrown out the window, we embraced the unknown and championed all of the things that make each of us unique. The second most-streamed artist – and most streamed female artist of the year – is Taylor Swift (#2), followed by BTS (#3), Drake (#4) and Justin Bieber (#5). Top Global Songs: The most-streamed song of 2021 is Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” with more than 1.1 billion streams this year. Additionally, for the very first time, we’ll be rolling out Spotify Clips for Podcasts and fans will be able to view special thank you messages from some of their favorite podcast hosts by visiting a participating show’s page on Spotify. Spotify has also rolled out its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists. Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped is a celebration of this — the millions of weird and wonderful ways to listen and live in a world that continues to keep us on our toes. 

Spotify is today unveiling its annual 2021 Wrapped campaign and personalized user experience inspired by just that. With access to their own individualized Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year. For even more on how the world listened in 2021, check out Spotify’s For the Record blog. At the same time, we’re unveiling the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts from the creators that helped soundtrack the year for more than 381 million users worldwide. 

So, how did the world listen this year? Starting today, eligible users can also access their personalized Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android). 

This year’s personalized experience is full of familiar favorites, mixed with surprising new ones that connect fans with each other and creators. The fourth most-streamed song of the year is another one from Olivia Rodrigo with “good 4 u” (#4), followed by “Levitating (feat. Coming in second and third are Call Her Daddy(#2)and Crime Junkie (#3). These thank you videos will appear if fans have a song by one of the participating artists in their “Your Top Songs 2021” or “Your Artists Revealed” playlists. DaBaby)” by Dua Lipa (#5). Top Global Albums: The most-streamed album globally of 2021 is Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR, followed by Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia(#2)and Justin Bieber’s Justice (#3).Rounding out the list of top albums are Ed Sheeran’s “=” (#4) and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (#5). 

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Most Popular Podcast Shows: The Joe Rogan Experience takes the number one slot for most popular podcast of the year globally.

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Carl Cox, John Summit, Boris Brejcha, Nina Kraviz and more on Ultra’s RESISTANCE Lineup!

Follow us on socials See the full RESISTANCE billing below. Representing Ultra’s underground brand at next year’s event is Carl Cox debuting a new three-hour performance billed Hybrid Live, along with appearances from a stacked cast of house and techno’s finest, including Nina Kraviz, Tale of Us, Camelphat, ANNA, Michael Bibi, Adam Beyer, and more. Next year’s revamped RESISTANCE experience will feature a newly designed layout, an homage to the RESISTANCE Island of 2019 called The Cove, and of course The Carl Cox Megastructure. Ultra Music Festival runs March 25 – 27, 2022.

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Florian Picasso pays homage on Héritage EP !

One returning factor in the music videos is an artist who appears at a certain point. 

The three different artists participating in the project are Demit, Jack Mernin and Paul Bashour. Introducing the EP with a collaboration with label boss Martin Garrix’s alias GRX a couple of weeks ago, the EP can now be listened to in its entirety. Mixing art and music, all three tracks are accompanied by a cinematic music video that each have their own storyline. Once you crack the code on how to blend different forms of art, the possibilities become endless.’’ 

Connecting his family’s legacy to his own musical journey, Florian Picasso is expanding his story and Héritage is just the beginning. I am writing my own history and following Pablo Picasso’s legacy. Each of them created an art piece inspired by one of Pablo Picasso’s iconic pieces and the accompanying EP track. While ‘Far Away’ and ‘YUME’ were already shared with the world a couple of weeks ago, the closing track ‘Make It Home’ is the icing on the cake that completes the storyline of ‘Héritage’. 

Picasso decided to craft a project that pays homage to his late great grandfather Pablo Picasso through an exciting piece of music and images. The three paintings will be auctioned for charity in the near future. 

Florian Picasso: ‘’This EP marks a new chapter in my musical quest. Florian Picasso has released his brand new EP, Héritage, on STMPD RCRDS today. Follow us on socials The EP, consisting of three tracks, takes the listener on a journey.

By EDM Nations – December 9, 2021 78 0

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Detroit Techno Legend Stacey Pullen Puts His Rhythmic Persuasions on Display With ‘Feel It / Circus Act’ on Factory 93 Records !

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Meanwhile, the Nice & Smoove mix provides a deeper, headier cut bolstering a hypnotic groove and textured sound design capable of enveloping listeners from all angles. His ability to concoct pounding, infectious grooves is on full display with ‘Feel It / Circus Act,’ which finds him harkening back to ‘90s tradition of latching on a variety of mixes and VIPs onto a record. For good measure, there are two extra versions of “Circus Act” tossed into the rotation with the SP Retool Remix and ReRemix (yes, you read that right). Built around his extensive knowledge as a selector and his unmatched expertise in the studio, Stacey Pullen’s ‘Feel It / Circus Act’ is available everywhere via Factory 93 Records. They are, again, strong rollers designed for peak hours and are sure to move more than a few feet in the club. “The adlib vocal is fueled by a driven bassline and the bassline fuels the track with excitement and energy.”

“Circus Act” takes the framework of classic, loop-based house and furthers it with all of Stacey’s sonic trademarks. Follow us on socials As a venerated torchbearer of second-wave Detroit techno, the Black Flag label-boss has been crafting sleek and soulful dance music since many of today’s clubbers were merely a twinkle in their parent’s eye. These two reworks function as robust DJ tools that scatter the track’s original elements around seemingly endless layers of percussion. It’s built around squelchy bass, crunchy drums, and a soothing vocal that elegantly contrasts the track’s raw, roughed up tone. Stacey ramps up the energy on the Full Force Mix, employing a beefy bassline that will add finesse to both house and techno sets. On remix duty is the legendary Nic Fanciulli, stacking Stacey’s insistent formula alongside an insatiable bassline. Fanciulli teases the track’s original elements as he leads into a dizzying climax of crispy 909 snares, before dropping back into the track’s muscular beat. 

It doesn’t end there, folks. A relentless sample burrows itself deeper into your eardrums as it pounds along in half bar iterations, resulting in an effective and sophisticated roller perfect for building momentum on the floor. “Feel It” is high tech soul at its finest. “‘Circus Act’ has a disco sample from one of my favorite Italo Disco records from the ‘80s and has always inspired me when I heard it,” explains Pullen. Stacey Pullen

“‘Feel It’ is driven by the sensational vocal snippet of Mighty Real by Sylvester,” says Stacey Pullen. Seasoned veteran Stacey Pullen leverages his rhythmic persuasions on his debut outing with Factory 93 Records, ‘Feel It / Circus Act,’ a seven-track package including a remix from the mighty Nic Fanciulli.

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SPINNIN’ SOUNDS Returns to SPLICE with Brand New UK House Sample Pack!

By Alex Cristian – December 8, 2021 148 0

The new advanced sample pack captures the true essence of the UK house sound, complete with all of the catchy piano melodies, warm basslines and uplifting grooves needed to take any producer’s sound palate and understanding of the legendary club genre to the next level. Expect everything from the sought-after Astra and Beatmaker presets, raw, turbulent drum loops, and a truly dazzling palette of UK House synths, as this tour de force pack covers all of the ins and outs of the UK House story. After releasing 11 SPINNIN’ SOUNDS branded genre packs, with millions of downloads, Spinnin’ Records is back with a carefully curated series of the most popular and in-demand genres in dance music today. Without further adieu, the SPINNIN’ SOUNDS genre sample packs have returned, this time giving producers around the world the tools to recreate the iconic sounds of UK House. Follow us on socials Available exclusively through Splice, SPINNIN’ SOUNDS – UK House follows in the footsteps of industry favorite sample packs, such as Future House, Big Room, Tech House and many more. Check the pack here.

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Sammy Slade debuts on Ensis with an addictive future house tune!

Definitely a tune no house lover should miss out on, so go check it out for yourself right now! The whole track has a good flow which further reinforces it’s groove with the great transitions and nice atmosphere overall. The track has a nice flow to it and great groove, thanks to the excellent drums and percussion used and the melody is simple but very catchy, latching on to listener’s mind for a long time. Sammy Slade debuts on Ensis with an addictive future house tune called ‘Feel The Love’ and we instantly loved it from the first play! With a catchy drop melody and smooth breakdown vocals, ‘Feel The Love’ is a tune perfect for both club dancefloors as well as radio play. Follow us on socials
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2nd Life marks his debut on Pyro Records with a stunning track !

By EDM Nations – December 7, 2021 101 0

On “Thinking About You” the young producer combined a catchy vocal-topline with energetic dark trap elements. German multi Genre producer 2nd Life collaborated with iconic artists like The FifthGuys on various songs already and started to attract attention by releasing with some of the biggest Trap labels like Trap Nation, Magic Records and Trap City just to name a few. Follow us on socials The drop explodes into a wall of synths and stunning vocal chops, and when the break comes around, the added melancholic melody makes things even more emotional. Call it EDM, call it Deep Trap, call it Dark Future Bass, we love it and this is only the first release with PYRO Records by 2nd Life. Who’s that guy with a 300K+ monthly listeners on Spotify you ask. Not only artists like Alison Wonderland trust in his music and already played his tunes. Let us introduce to you young talent 2nd Life with his new dark melancholic Trap tune which goes by the name of “Thinking About You”. With more than 50 million streams on all platforms, 30 million on Spotify alone, 2nd Life basically just started to rise. Lush atmospheres and synth string-chords introduce listeners to the melodic soundscapes before the heavenly vocals dominate the 1st build-up.

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Borgore showcases new house sound with three-track EP: ‘Slaughterhouse’!

By EDM Nations – December 7, 2021 76 0

The expansive discography of the Tel Aviv-born, L.A.-based artist, who is the sole architect of his self-produced “gorestep” sound, includes three full-length studio albums, multiple EPs and mixtapes, countless singles and remixes in addition to a handful of top-level collaborations with pop music’s elite, including Miley Cyrus, G-Eazy, Diplo and Gucci Mane. Comprising the aforementioned ‘FYPM’ and ‘Sexy Boi’ alongside new addition ‘Shadows’, Borgore’s brand-new EP shakes the very foundations of every club or festival it hits. Over the past few years and even more so during this journey of self-exploration through the pandemic, I felt more and more drawn to tech house and techno. After building heaps of momentum with the recently released ‘FYPM’ (feat. Collectively, the Buygore label boss accumulated over 500 million streams and more than 125 million YouTube views. “When I sit in my studio, I never force myself to work on a specific sound”, Borgore says. Decked out with a crisp bass house sound, this EP tells in no uncertain terms that the renowned dubstep pioneer isn’t afraid to step outside his comfort zone. Having already impacted major events such as EDC Las Vegas, this triple-threat offering showcases not only the Israeli creator’s versatility as a music maker, but also his knack for blowing sound systems to bits at every opportunity. This EP is the beginning of my search for a new sound that lives in my head, a genre we can’t label or pinpoint yet. Follow us on socials So for now, I’m going to call it ‘Slaughterhouse’.”

Hailed as a “bass music sensation” by music outlet Complex, Borgore is one of the foremost figures leading today’s worldwide electronic music generation and one of the youngest pioneers in the global dubstep scene. “Even with dubstep being my most notable and recognizable genre, I have big records across all different styles in my catalog, including a cheeky little jazz album. Jonathan) and ‘Sexy Boi’, Borgore has finally unleashed his highly anticipated three-track ‘Slaughterhouse’ EP on Armada Music.

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Simina Grigoriu Concludes ‘Techno Monkey Remixed’ Album Series!

Out now, Techno Monkey Remixed Vol. Making his eagerly anticipated debut on Kuukou armed with an arsenal of techno weapons on labels including Terminal M, Respekt Recordings and Reboks (to name a few), the in-form, in-demand producer now continues his prolific onslaught with a heady blend of thumping kick drums, hypnotic synth lines and a plethora of exquisitely layered samples. We’re closing the loop on this one with this last edition and I’m in awe of the artists with whom we’ve worked and their nine smashing remixes. It was an absolute pleasure working with some of my favourite techno acts to make my vision for this project come true.” 

Simina Grigoriu – Techno Monkey Remixed Vol. My label managers thought I was out of my mind to want to bring out nine remixes of a single track, stating that they might not sell or that they might be too similar, but we now have two handfuls of spectacular artists, having contributed nine unique and very effective dancefloor bombs. Hollen

Commencing the third and final three-part package with an emphatic opener is none other than Italian techno legend and Prospect Records label head, Hollen. Speaking about the album, Simina Grigoriu commented:

“I’m so excited to release the third and final volume of “Techno Monkey Remixed”! DESNA

Last, but by no means least, we see the fond return of US producer and Kuukou label favourite DESNA. Having invited Simina to his imprint for her impressive Line Runner EP in 2020, the favour is now reciprocated as Hollen steps up to unleash an incredible seven-minute interpretation, building in intensity across its duration and setting the tone for the remainder of the EP. Following the critically acclaimed release of her three-part Frou Frou EP back in 2020, the über-talented New Yorker now returns with one of her finest records to date, as she effortlessly blends rolling basslines, trippy samples and intricately layered percussion to close out a truly remarkable nine-part project on the esteemed Berlin-based imprint. 3 sees Simina welcome a collection of label friends new and old, as Hollen, Skober and DESNA pull out all the stops to deliver their own inimitable versions of the iconic original production. is out now via Kuukou Records

Follow us on socials Still beaming from the hugely successful international release of the first two volumes of Techno Monkey Remixed back in July, Berlin-based techno maven and Kuukou Records label boss Simina Grigoriu now completes the immense remix album, as she announces the final three artists set to wrap up the ambitious nine-track project. Skober

The second track on the package comes courtesy of flourishing Ukrainian artist Skober. The original “Techno Monkey’ track is very close to my heart as it was part of Kuukou’s inaugural EP when my label was non-existent and all I had were ideas and dreams about owning my own record label.

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Aussie based artist ELAC dropped ‘Prison Of You’!

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Follow us on socials Emerging into the electronic music scene in 2021, ELAC is an Australian-based Music Producer and DJ with an audacious persona and a niche for highly energetic atmospheres. Following his debut release on mau5trap, Aussie based artist ELAC comes prepared with his heavily anticipated follow up, ‘Prison Of You’. Synchronising the nostalgic 2010 Electro-House era with a new-age festival impression, ELAC’s uniquely tailored sound is something you don’t want to sleep on. ELAC

Portraying the true essence of festival pumping Electro-House, the single infuses ELAC’s signature sounds of crunchy basslines and ever evolving breakdowns. Debuting on deadmau5’s well-respected label ‘mau5trap’ with his invigorating single “Blare”, ELAC is ready to showcase to the world his meticulous attention to squelchy baselines and exhilarating breakdowns. This banger is sure to be a staple in all high energy sets heading into the future.

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Meduza & Hozier unveils breathtaking video for hit single ‘Tell It To My Heart’!

Two of the world’s most talented musical acts have come together on an unquestionably stirring sonic masterpiece. Filmed with the signature huge visuals and awe-inspiring locations, now expected from Meduza’s videos, it all brings the lyrics to life for an emotional three-minute escape. Adding a whole new dimension to the hit record, the video carries an incredible story of two brothers who are fighting to keep their bond together. This was followed up by the equally successful ‘Lose Control’, a collaboration with UK artists Becky Hill and Goodboys, another global, multi platinum-selling hit, which clocked in at #11 in the UK Singles chart and has also amassed more than a billion streams alone. Followed by his self-titled album which reached #2 in the US Billboard ‘Top 200’ chart and his much anticipated sophomore album Wasteland, Baby! was released to massive worldwide critical acclaim in March 2019, this time entering the US Billboard Chart at #1. An emotion-steeped, atmospheric electronic masterpiece, ‘Tell It To My Heart’ pairs the trademark sophisticated production firmly associated with Meduza, with Hozier’s iconic soaring vocals. A certified hit, ‘Tell It To My Heart’ has amassed 20 million global streams and 2 million UK streams, while the official lyric video has racked up 5.2 million views alone. Goodboys)’, a seminal global smash which has clocked up over 1 billion combined streams since its release and received a Grammy nomination. The track went diamond, multi-platinum and gold worldwide, including in the UK, selling over 1.2 million units and peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Charts and #1 in the US Dance Charts. Hozier is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, award-winning tour de force that burst onto the scene in 2013 with his debut single ‘Take Me To Church’ achieving multiple number 1’s worldwide. MEDUZA & Hozier

Meduza exploded onto the scene in 2019 with ‘Piece Of Your Heart (ft. To date Hozier’s albums have over 20 billion streams and 2 billion video views. It follows the equally rousing ‘Paradise’, Meduza’s collaboration with another Irish chart topper, Dermot Kennedy, which steams towards half a billion Spotify streams, and achieved platinum awards in multiple countries, peaking at #5 in the UK Singles chart. Platinum-selling hitmakers Meduza and Hozier have unveiled the official video for their collaborative hit ‘Tell It To My Heart’, out now. Follow us on socials

By Alex Cristian – December 6, 2021 72 0

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Master Yetí’s Latest Single “LuLu lemon” is Bound To Sweep You Off Your Feet With its Idyllic Tonal Beauty and Sensuous Lyricism!

By EDM Nations – December 6, 2021 94 0

Yetí’s artistic ability is exceptional, as he lends his spontaneous voice to the track’s structure. This heavy-bass groove is highly ambient, giving Yetí plenty of space to deliver a powerful and dangerously infectious chorus amid intense verses that beautifully parallel each other. In a year marked by unique creative accomplishments and auditory sonic journeys that have defined the true depths and aspects of revolutionary music through spectacular new singles released over the years, artist and producer Master Yetí returns with one of his most compellingly sensual & thought-provoking cuts to date. This track kicks off with a bang and provides a lot of flavor throughout the song’s duration. Master Yetí goes with a sensuous vibe on this one in honor of and inspired by all the gorgeous women, all kinds, sizes, and ages, We see in the gym working out! Follow us on socials “LuLu Lemon” engages the listener in a one-of-a-kind blend of creative and lyrical abilities. Originally from Chicago’ssouth side, Master Yetí’s versatile and original unique sound has earned him an insatiable increasing fan base, and the artist has proven to be a standout of his class over the years with both his talent and work ethic together. He leaves nothing out on this song and makes a completely bold assertion with the powerful content that flows effortlessly throughout “LuLu Lemon,” which is as unfiltered, raw, and honest as it gets. The artist’s relationship with music, as well as its natural growth, has resulted in a backdrop that defines modern genres.

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FAITHLESS RELEASE POIGNANT NEW SINGLE ‘IN THOSE TIMES’ EXCLUSIVELY VIA AMAZON ORIGINALS!

By EDM Nations – December 6, 2021 103 0

In a history that stretches back some 25 years, Faithless have long occupied a pivotal position in the world of British electronica. Faithless have graced festival stages the world over, including Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage twice. Featuring in several Best Albums Of 2020 lists, ‘All Blessed’ charted at No.6 in the Official Album Chart and No.1 in the Dance Album Chart and No.1 in the Independent Album Chart. Previous singles ‘Synthesizer’, ‘I Need Someone’, ‘Innadadance’, ‘Everybody Everybody’ received strong support, including BBC Radio play from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley, Annie Nightingale, Shaun Keaveny, and Nemone. DJs supporting the track included Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, John Digweed, Marco Carola, Claptone, Leftwing : Kody, Gabriel & Dresden, and Kryder. Marrying elements of house, trip-hop, dub and a songwriting flair into arena-filling explosive, euphoric sounds. A poignant ode to the importance of friendships and family connections, ‘In Those Times’, offers the perfect message as we approach the festive period. Listen the full track here. Globally, they’ve sold out multiple arena runs. Faithless said: “With shimmering Balearic guitars, and a tough disco bass line ‘In Those Times’ returns to the tender vocals of singer Nathan Ball and poet Suli Breaks that graced Faithless’ ‘All Blessed’ album to stunning effect. This is their hymn to everything we missed during lockdown – togetherness, friendship, and gratitude for the evocative power of music in our lives.”

‘All Blessed’, Faithless’s first studio LP in 10 years, was released on BMG and has won rave reviews from press and fans alike. Their accomplishments tell their own story: seven Top 10 singles, six Top 10 albums (three at Number 1), a Mercury Prize nomination for their brilliant sophomore album, 1998’s ‘Sunday 8PM’ and their impressive four times Platinum certified ‘Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits’ adding to a career total in excess of 15 million worldwide. Follow us on socials Legendary UK dance act Faithless release their sumptuous new single, ‘In Those Times’ (ft Nathan Ball & Suli Breaks) on 3 December, exclusively on Amazon Originals.

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Blasterjaxx invites you back to their magical realm !Welcome to ‘Mystica Chapter II’!

Escape into the world of Mystica with this brilliantly crafted EP, out via Maxximize Records on December 3rd. With the first 4 singles released in previous weeks, the story is complete with fifth the unveiling of ‘Rabbit Hole’, a gargantuan collab with Raven & Kreyn. From highly praised festival anthems to their acclaimed 2019 debut album ‘Perspective’, every release continues to feel bold, new, and exciting.Same goes for their Welcome To Mystica EP, earlier this year. The crowd stomper features the duo’s trademark big room hooks which are further enhanced by rousing vocals and catchy, triplet styled beats. Kicking off with the overwhelming big room anthem ‘God Mode’ in early November, the story continued with the pounding ‘Frozen Fire’, the tension building ‘The Crown’, featuring the beautiful vocals of Melissa Bonny, and the magical vocal big room gem ‘Braveheart’. One of dance music’s most persistently forward thinking acts, Blasterjaxx is known for producing big energy tracks with epic melodies, huge drops and touching vocals. Blasterjaxx

Now, Mystica Chapter II reaches its climax, as Blasterjaxx teams up with French duo Raven & Kreyn for the final chord, ‘Rabbit Hole’. In recent years, the duo has built a sonic world of their own, blending genres like big room, vocal house and progressive. Follow us on socials The result is a transporting mix between contemporary rave, oldschool big room, and vocal house, making this a sublime addition to the Mystica repertoire.If Mystica Chapter II proves anything, it’s the unstoppable energy and inspiration coming from the Blasterjaxx duo. Enjoy this mesmerizing trip, out now on Blasterjaxx very own label, Maxximize Records. It’s a piece of big room and imaginative beauty, featuring five new tracks from the superstars group. They’ve let music and imagination become one in their unique universe, underscored by a series of energetic and emotionally driven tracks. Time to return to Blasterjaxx’ very own magical world, as the internationally renowned DJ/producer duo officially releases Mystica Chapter II. A collection of five commanding tunes, this EP took its listeners into a magical fairytale, with exotic melodies and enchanting soundscapes, tempting you to escape reality even if for a brief moment.The story now continues with Mystica Chapter II.Dive into a realm of fantasy, mesmerizing melodies, illusions and magical creatures, spread again over five inspiring tracks.For the last five weeks, the gates to this magical world already opened bit by bit, with a new single unveiled.

By Alex Cristian – December 3, 2021 101 0

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David Guetta, MORTEN, Roland Clark explore the depths of Future Rave with new single ‘Alive Again’ !

Follow us on socials November saw Jack Back continue his ongoing evolution into the underground, teaming up with Fancy Inc and Roland Clark for ‘Alive Again’, a blazing tech house beat that was expertly garnished with fiery vocals and classic and a rafter-shaking house hook. Reworking the recent Jack Back club gem ‘Alive’ with their by now illustrious future rave style, this tune pushes the new age genre to its nexus, building on the already beloved neon-rave sound with a pumped up bass and suspenseful cinematic flare. It’s high voltage festival vibes coming your way, set for release on Tiësto’s very own Musical Freedom. Jack Back has enabled superstar David Guetta to revert to his roots in progressive house, taking his music deeper with a series of techno and tech house driven club tracks. Following up on their 2021 smash ‘Impossible’, superstar DJ/producer David Guetta and Danish phenomenon  MORTEN are back with an impressive new trip into future rave heaven. “As the sound develops, so does the universe and the culture that go along with it. If anything, David Guetta, MORTEN and Roland Clark’s ‘Alive Again’ makes it clear that future rave is here to stay. Always looking to build on his success, David Guetta now brings in his trusted studio partner, MORTEN, to revamp the record into a fully-fledged festival weapon, further shaping their signature future rave sound along the way. ‘Alive Again’ is a product of that, it shows that we will keep pushing the boundaries and explore all the opportunities electronic music has to offer.” – MORTEN‘Alive Again’ serves as a proper followup to 2021’s year-defining single ‘Impossible’, delivering all the elements of a monumental hit—dark, pulsating bass chords, powerful vocals, impeccable yet forward thinking production, and an element of uncertainty that will keep any crowd on its toes.It’s a wonderful example of how the Jack Back persona further inspires David Guetta to  explore the depths of his mainstage sound. Building on contemporary big room, while adding oldschool rave chords and blazing vocals, the duo has ushered in a new era of electronic dance music vivid, hot and overwhelming in every sense. “When we started ‘Future Rave’ we knew it would be an ever-evolving sound, that’s why we created it in the first place,” MORTEN says. David Guetta & Morten

From their 2019 hit ‘Make It To Heaven’ to 2020’s claim to fame ‘Dreams’ to this year’s rave anthem ‘Impossible’, David Guetta and MORTEN have created one of the modern era’s defining rave sounds.

By EDM Nations – December 3, 2021 48 0

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Miami-based Beatsmith Ed Raissi just released “Thinking About You”!

His latest release, ‘Thinking About You’, is a vocal-led house track, with an infectious use of punchy drums, intricate synth work, and warm basses that have seen it accumulate over 10,000 streams in just one week.‘Thinking About You’ premiered on October 21st, 2021, and was released via Ed Raissi’s own imprint, Eminent Sessions Records. Carried by enchanting vocals that fits perfectly around Ed’s superb synth-heavy production, ‘Thinking About You’ is a track truly made for the club. Miami-based Beatsmith Ed Raissi’s enchanting electronic productions have caught the eye of many since his debut release earlier in 2021. He credits the track to his business partner and label co-founder Bruno Gondel. Follow us on socials I decided to do it.” – Ed Raissi. Ed Raissi

“This track means a lot to me. I’ve been playing the melody on my piano for a couple of weeks before I finally decided to produce it, everyone that would hear me play it on the piano would insist that I should produce it into a fully finished record.

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Ameli Paul Release Mycelia EP on Drosssel including Remixes from Curses and Brigade!

By EDM Nations – December 3, 2021 57 0

What is real anyway? Follow us on socials Have a taste, don’t be shy. Vinyl will follow in January. Known across the industry for his inimitable blend of Post-Punk and New Wave – punctuated with flashes of 80’s EBM and New Beat – the New York-born, Berlin-based talent delivers his dark-oriented soundscape across two raw, unbridled remixes of Dry Cough – one for the digital release and the other an exclusive ‘Dysto Beat Mix’ for the vinyl release. Ameli & Paul

Inaugurating the EP with the mind-bending opener, Voce, Ameli and Paul come together for one of their most absorbing sonic offerings to date, delivering a captivating amalgam of warped, atonal synthesizers, despondent vocal samples and chugging, syncopated bass guitar riffs. Setting a tone for the remainder of the package with organic beats and complex analog effects, the arresting starter is further complemented by a macabre, somewhat sinister music video, created by Stuttgart-based director and filmmaker Harry Delgas. Last but by no means least, capping off their most extensive body of work to date, Ameli Paul hand the reigns to close friends and compatriots, Brigade, for a funked-up, four-to-the-floor finale. Following the critically acclaimed release of their stunning three-part Beyond Reason EP on MEIOSIS back in February, the Berlin-based electronica duo now looks to end 2021 in emphatic fashion, pulling out all the stops with their remarkable new Mycelia EP. Under the veil of darkness words are not important anymore, our feelings will lead the way through doors of deception into a world that’s strangely parallel to the one we accepted as the real one for so long. The Berlin based duo has already made quite the name for themselves with their enchanting live performances and releases. Also based in Berlin, where they developed their unique brand of idiosyncratic electronica, they step up to the plate as only they know how, combining keytars, drum machines and slick riffs to close out the EP in style. But that’s not all. Well. Mycelia are interwoven with forest floors and provide a most subtle form of communication. First up on remix duties, adding his unique double-sided twist to the record, is none other than Italo-American artist Curses. When Ameli and Paul’s paths crossed in 2016, they immediately felt the urge to fuse their approaches of making music – the succinct and intricate productions of Paul, with Ameli’s sentimental voice and inherent songlike musicality. Constantly honing and evolving their live performance and studio output ever since, the duo now stands for a stirring electronic sound that ranges from abstract cinematic excursions all the way through to more pop-leaning song structures. Ebbing and flowing with deliberate juxtaposed intention, the package is then brought into another abstract, almost soporific state with Pilze, before Ameli Paul conclude their creative contribution with the spell-binding, ethereal ending, That’s The Problem. “Unbeknown to human eyes, it slowly spreads and spans across the soil. Featuring a satanic set of cameos from Ameli and Paul, inspired cinematography from Dan Trautwein and mind-altering art direction from set designer Angelina Häuser, you can check out the trippy four-minute audio-visual representation in its entirety here. Honestly we don’t know any more than you. Just like the universe, their catalogue and ours alike (and maybe soon even your vinyl collection) expands with Mycelia.”  – Drosssel

Ameli Paul – Mycelia EP (including remixes from Curses and Brigade) is out now via Drosssel. Released via Drosssel, the seven-track opus features four brand new original productions from the in-form duo, together with a dark, trippy music video and a selection of remixes from two Berlin-based outfits – Curses and Brigade. Entering an altogether different dimension with the second original, Dry Cough, Ameli Paul’s sophomore offering on the package pulsates with a more affirmative midnight disco energy, as throbbing basslines, stripped-back percussion and retro synth-lines come together in perfect accord, to bring the listener into a more lucid realm of consciousness. But what’s definitely real is the feels we get from this beautiful collage of sounds, carefully crafted to perfection by Ameli Paul. Well guarded from sunlight it grows inside until it comes to fruition in its whole glory.

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Alex Parker & Alexandra Stan team up on infectious new single ‘Home Alone’ (Macaulay Culkin)!

Alexandra made her musical debut via MediaPro Music, when she released ‘Lollipop / Param Pam Pam’ – followed by ‘Mr. Alexandra Stan & ‘Fix Your Heart’ ft. Follow us on socials Subsequently, in 2020 Alex co-founded Creator Records and notched up further success with songs he produced for Olivia Addams & Holy Molly – including ‘Dumb’ and ‘Menage A Trois’ – which would go onto become European hits. Commenting on the release, Alex Parker said: – “I want ‘Home Alone’ to send good vibes to whoever listens to it & as much as the OG movie did over the years – really feels like the planet needs some happiness delivering music!”

No stranger to the industry, Alex is renowned for his sound design, music production & audio mastering – having also written & produced songs for many of Romanian’s top artists, such as Antonia, Delia & Morandi. Other releases include ‘Satisfied’ ft. Olivia Addams. In 2018, Alex Parker then released ‘Secrets’ (together with Erik Frank) – which has gone onto become one of his most successful independent releases (14M streams), along with ‘Not A Goodbye’ ft. First gaining international notoriety in 2016 with his debut single, ‘Tropical Sun’, this was followed by his 2017 releases ‘Synchronize’ ft. Saxobeat’, ‘Lemonade’ & ‘Get Back’ (ASAP). Perfectly positioned for the upcoming holiday season, Alex wrote the song at a writing camp together with Marius Moga (Morandi) – this was also where he first met Alexandra Stan. Bastien & a collaboration with Bodybangerz on ‘Bum Bum’ & as a producer, he’s secured two consecutive #1s in Poland – for Olivia Addams singles ‘Are We There’ & ‘Stranger’. Alexandra continues to conquer her audience through creativity and authenticity & also has a YouTube channel with more than 1 million subscribers. Stay tuned, as ‘Home Alone’ (Macaulay Culkin) lights up the festive airwaves. Misha Miller.

By EDM Nations – December 3, 2021 53 0

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FAST-RISING NAMIBIAN PRODUCER AND DJ GINA JEANZ RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ‘LUCID THEORY’!

By EDM Nations – December 3, 2021 104 0

Arriving with much anticipation on December 3, LUCID THEORY is the debut album from fast-rising Namibian electronic music producer, DJ and creative GINA JEANZ, which comes on the back of her releasing three EPs in the last two years that have garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Glamour, Red Bull Music, Soulection, Resident Advisor, GQ South Africa and Afropunk. Whether it’s future bass or deep house, progressive R&B or alternative soul, UK garage or funky house, the wide-ranging sonic soundscapes on Lucid Theory not only take listeners on an immersive musical journey, but they also showcase the immense talent and creative prowess of Gina Jeanz, who produced and composed all the songs on the album. It’s really the kind of space where I can just be my true authentic self without thinking about it. Born and raised in Namibia, and now based in South Africa, Gina Jeanz has established that she is more than capable of rising to the occasion. Follow us on socials However, this has been threatened by my inner saboteur, fuelled by the many ideas people had for my career, and it was discouraging that this led me to question who I wanted to be in music. Lucid Theory sees Gina Jeanz delivering an electronic music masterclass for listeners to get lost in, with a stellar supporting cast of African vocalists such as Sio, MOONGA K., Brad Knight, Jordan Baker and AliThatDude. Being able to produce my own music during this period of uncertainty brought me so much healing. Counting the likes of Wonderland, Notion, GQ, Glamour, BBC 1Xtra and Soulection as fans, Gina Jeanz is not only flying the flag for electronic music in Africa, but she is also one of the few women producers across the African music scene – the fact of which drives her passion to uplift and empower more women in the industry. I felt that I wasn’t paying attention to the signs, but with everything that happened, there was a lesson and each lesson forced me to understand my purpose clearly. Thematically, the album sees Gina and her co-stars channeling and unpacking their emotions through these songs, from the anxiety she experienced before creating the album on ‘Overstimulated’, ‘Sun Spot’, which speaks to tumultuousness in relationships, and getting lost in the moment with ‘After Hours’, to feelings of unrequited love on ‘All Of Me’, being willing to commit to love on ‘Can’t Pretend’, and the album’s final track ‘100ml’, which was inspired by Gina being able to get through her days without anxiety attacks and finding joy in creating again. She collaborated with Red Bull on their ‘Made In 72 Hours’ project last summer, before ending 2020 with two EPs of her own, ‘Rhythm Chronicles’ and ‘Motion’. In that time, the producer, DJ and composer produced and recorded her debut album Lucid Theory, which arrives on December 3. Revered for her skills on the decks as well as her production and music-making dexterities, Gina has also captivated audiences the world over with her DJ sets, from Afropunk Festival to Boiler Room to Red Bull Music Festival, just to mention a few. This is my story, this is my healing, this is my theory”. I had been fighting my own battles, particularly after the passing of my mother in 2017, and I was severely anxious and could barely create music without running into creative blocks and worse, doubting my ability to bring my ideas to life. For the first time in a long time, with this album, I knew if I truly wanted to enjoy making music again, I had to freely and fearlessly just do it. While she and the rest of the world retreated into lockdown during the pandemic, Gina also took that time to apply herself more creatively as well. Speaking about the inspiration behind her Lucid Theory album, Gina says, “There were series of events that led me to create this album and set the foundation for the entire project. Her new album is backed by lead singles ‘Sun Spot’, ‘We Move’ and ‘Dopamine’, which have garnered support from Wonderland, Notion, Earmilk and Rolling Stone India, among others.

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ULTRA NATÉ TEAMS UP WITH THE RED HOT ORGANIZATION AND PANDORA TO LAUNCH INAUGURAL ‘RED HOT MODE’ ARTIST TAKEOVER SERIES !

 This is an important moment for me as well, as I am also celebrating 30+ years in dance music. – an album meant to help listeners dance their way through these unprecedented times.” 

‘Red Hot Mode’ streams on Pandora’s Club Culture channel. Red Hot is also proud to have Ultra Naté spearhead our content partnership with SiriusXM and Pandora. The series, which celebrates Red Hot’s 30 years’ of global charity work, will see a host of stars handpick tracks that carry key meaning for them. So strap in and buckle up! “   Red Hot’s Media Partnership Director Kate Sweltz exclaims, “Pandora is over the moon to stream Red Hot’s first Artist takeover! There are quite a few unexpected goodies in there as well! Ultra reveals, “Partnering with Red Hot to continue the work in the fight against HIV/AIDS has been tremendous all these years. For this first installation of ‘Red Hot Mode’, Ultra digs into a rich vault of music, choosing songs from her own discography, as well as favorites by other artists that have remained constant companions throughout her life’s journey.  Visit Ultra Naté LIVE on Club Culture

Follow us on socials The catalog of music released by the organization is second to none and has set dance floors on fire for the last three decades. Now having the opportunity to host and curate music I love, for “Club Culture” on Pandora is such a huge sweetener on top! The playlist grooves from start to finish.“  She adds,“This is the perfect party ‘mode’ off the back of a pandemic. It follows on from the 2021 double LP release of ‘Red Hot + Free’ which featured selects from Billy Porter, Sam Sparro, SOFI TUKKER & Amadou & Mariam, Louis The Child and Foster The People, Allie X, Tituss Burgess and Amanda Lepore alongside a sensational re-record and re-working of Ultra Naté’s peerless classic ‘Free (Live Your Life)’ by Felix Da Housecat & Chris Trucher. Ultra’s stories about Red Hot & the LGBTQ community, dance club culture history, and her own artist journey are excellent! Heralded AIDS and humanitarian charity organization Red Hot has chosen legendary singer / songwriter / DJ / producer Ultra Naté as inaugural curator of their new Pandora—hosted playlist series ‘Red Hot Mode’, LIVE now across the goliath streaming network. She is right at home here and as a featured artist on Red Hot & Free! Gifting listeners the backstory behind just a few of them across the hour-long episode, this is a rare and unique opportunity for music fans to hear the iconic performer speak personally about the music that matters to her. Ultra Naté’s famed “Free” is having a resurgence as an anthem for a new start. I can’t wait for people to share this journey through music with me.
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ULTRA EUROPE RETURNS TO CROATIA IN 2022 FOR THE FESTIVAL’S EIGHTH EDITION

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In addition to the festival experience itself, ULTRA Europe offers revelers a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. On Monday, July 11, fans will enjoy Brač Regatta on the Island of Brač, in one of the most beautiful open clubs in the Mediterranean, Club 585. Finally, the Destination ULTRA Closing Party will touch down on the Island of Vis on Wednesday, July 13 in the intimate and exclusive atmosphere of the 200-year-old Fort George Fortress. 

Limited number of TIER 1 tickets are on sale now, and pricing for general admission will start at €139 with the option of a payment plan. ULTRA Passport holders can purchase the Passport Pack and secure 6 tickets for the price of 5. ULTRA Europe is also offering the ultimate 7 day Destination ULTRA ticket for €339, which will grant access to all events during the Destination ULTRA week – including an exclusive opportunity for the first 250 purchasers to attend the ULTRA Europe Sunset Family Dinner on Island of Vis before the Closing Party starts.  Be sure to get your tickets today and be a part of the world’s premier destination music festival – ULTRA Europe. 

Destination ULTRA 2022 Schedule:

July 7th – Destination ULTRA Opening Party, Split

July 8-10th – ULTRA Europe at Park Mladeži Stadium, Split

July 11th – Brač Regatta at 585 Club, Bol, Brač

July 12th – ULTRA Beach at Carpe Diem Beach Club, Pakleni Islands, Hvar

July 12th – RESISTANCE Hvar at Carpe Diem Beach Club, Pakleni Islands, Hvar

July 13th – Destination ULTRA Closing Party at Fort George, Vis

Ticket pricing:

TIER 1 GA 3-Day Tickets – 139 €

TIER 1 VIP 3-Day Tickets – 369 €

TIER 1 Destination Tickets – 339 €

PASSPORT PACK – receive 6 tickets for the price of 5

PAYMENT PLAN for GA 3-Day Ticket and VIP 3-Day Tickets 

A full breakdown of locations, parties and tickets for each event can be found here:

https://ultraeurope.com/tickets/

More information about ULTRA Europe can be found on the official website page, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. In its new location of the world-famous Carpe Diem Beach Club, attendees will soak in a true Mediterranean experience. Follow us on socials The Destination ULTRA seven-day experience officially begins on Thursday, July 7 with the Destination ULTRA Opening Party, which will be followed by the three-day ULTRA Europe festival at Park Mladeži in Split. Then on Tuesday, July 12, the Destination ULTRA experience continues on the sunny Croatian Island of Hvar for both ULTRA Beach andRESISTANCE Hvar. ULTRA Europe has a world-renowned reputation for dazzling attendees with star-studded lineups, unparalleled production, spectacular special effects and 360° fireworks. Visitors can spend the week exploring the historical old town of Split and Diocletian’s Palace, swimming in the beautiful blue Adriatic Sea, hopping around hundreds of yachts, and basking on dozens of beaches and breathtaking surrounding islands. 

With more than nine million tourists visiting Croatia in 2021, the country has been named the most successful and safest European travel destination in 2021. The festival will adhere to the highest international safety standards, and will be organized in accordance with all health measures in effect, and in coordination with local authorities. ULTRA Europe, the world’s premier destination music festival, is excited to announce its return to Split, Croatia from July 8 – 10, 2022 after a two-year break. The eighth edition of the festival will be organized at Park Mladeži in Split, and a limited number of TIER 1 tickets will go on sale today.

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Stereoclip reflects on ten years as a producer with third artist album: “Echoes”!

This album is inspired by ten years of failures and successes. And in this case, ten examples of excellent music too. But with a decade of ups, down and musical reverie also comes reflection and inner conversation, of deconstructing past events and accepting the blur and general chaos between the past and the present. Looking within has ever been vital to becoming a better version of one’s self, and that’s exactly where his third album comes in. Stereoclip

More so than merely sending out sounds in hopes of call and response, the concept of ‘Echoes’ is about soaking up the feedback to use as new input for the ever-evolving cycle. It’s full of nostalgia, hope and honesty.”

Follow us on socials And it is within that cycle where personal growth can be found. “With this album, I wanted to push myself beyond my own limits and wanted my music to be a better version of itself. With singles such as ‘Moonlight Drive’, ‘Sunset Drive’ and ‘Inner City Angels’ taking a leading role, the ten-track album mirrors the drive to look beyond the limits, all the while demonstrating the impeccable inter-song synergy the world has come to expect from every Stereoclip product. Colored by nostalgia, hope and honesty, ‘Echoes’ reflects on ten years of frustration and joy, headaches and abandonment, accomplishments and determination, love and hate, and travels and encounters. “It’s been ten years since the Stereoclip project started, and I felt it was time to reflect on some of the choices I made, both good and wrong”, Stereoclip says. Ten years have passed since Belgium’s Maxime Merkpoel launched his Stereoclip project and started turning heads within the dance music space.
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Marvin Larrys teamed up with Hope for a sublime brand new release “Gravity”!

With its unbridled energy and dancefloor-friendly beat, “Gravity” will have you reminiscing about stomping and dancing at the festival stage surrounded by palm trees and ocean breeze. Follow us on socials “Gravity”” is difficult to classify into one of dance music’s many subgenres, but that’s the beauty of it – it carries elements of progressive and electronic, from earlier in the decade while remaining fresh and relevant to today’s listeners. Check it out bellow and don’t forget to save it to your personal playlist! We can’t wait to see this one tear up clubs and festivals! Marvin Larrys is back with a fresh and exciting new release called “Gravity”, this time having the vocals of Hope telling us a beautiful lyrical story, completed by a progressive house hybrid, with lots of chill out and pure electronic elements, perfectly blended.
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SAGA Festival reveals new venue for 2022 event and first headlining artists!

During this time, those who have registered for ticket information on the SAGA Festival website, will be able to purchase tickets for next year’s edition at a special price, between 19:00 and 00:00 EET, with deposits starting at just €10. See also  EDC LAS VEGAS 2021 SET TIMES ARE REVEALED !In 2021, SAGA attracted more than 135,000 fans from more than 30 countries from around the world; an incredible feat for a brand-new dance music experience. Bringing the mainstage energy are three SAGA debutants from all corners of the globe. SAGA will build upon its young-but-stellar reputation by drawing in around 150 of the most appreciated international and local artists in the name of mainstream, house and techno, not forgetting a formidable audience and next-level production to suit. Ahead of the event’s return to the capital, preparations are underway to elevate next years’ experience even further, having just announced that SAGA Festival 2022 will now reside in the immense setting of Bucharest’sNational Arena and the surrounding park area. The following day, general ticket sales will then commence on 2nd of December. Completing the trio is Timmy Trumpet; originally on the 2021 billing, he was unable to perform this year so will be looking to put on a strong performance when his chance comes around again next year. From further afield, the second edition of SAGA will also call upon the unrivalled stage presence of esteemed American producer Marshmello to provide one of his typically eclectic and dynamic DJ sets. The SAGA concept enjoyed a successful debut in the expansive airfield location of Romaero SA in September of this year. Event organizers ALDA spared no details in making SAGA one of their most immersive and impressive productions to date, boasting a sparkling roster across six stages, awe-inspiring drone shows, secret DJ sets and more across a memorable weekend. Now, SAGA is to return bigger and better than before less than a year later, from 3-5 June 2022. In announcing a brand-new venue for 2022, three headliners have also been revealed ahead of the 3-day festival’s return to Romania in June. From 3-5 June 2022, SAGA Festival is set to return to its homeland of Romania for its second edition in Bucharest. The entire event will be broadcast live. Marking the occasion and the exciting news, there will be a dramatic fireworks display around the stadium during an exclusive on-location DJ performance supported by Du Mad and Kov. Follow us on socials In celebration of SAGA’s new home, ALDA have something special planned to take place at the National Arena on 1st of December; Romania’s National Day. More artists are set to be announced soon, with more information due on the 2nd of December. The “Take-Off Edition” of the festival was a huge hit with the Romanian contingent, and the follow-up edition will aim to be again when it takes place in its new stadium setting come the summer. The first is international superstar Afrojack, who will be looking to turn up the speakers inside the National Arena upon his welcome in Bucharest. Fans can still register their interest on the festival website here.

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David Guetta nominated for ‘Best Dance / Electronic Recording’ GRAMMY for Afrojack Collab, ‘Hero’!

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Marking his 10th nomination for the prestigious awards, David will be looking to add a third GRAMMY win to his long list of accolades in the New Year. David has had a prolific November, releasing a flurry of global anthems across the David Guetta, Jack Back and Future Rave projects. The video, starring David himself, was released on Monday 22nd November including cameo’s from all the international acts. ‘Family’ with Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was released earlier this month. Globally renowned DJ and producer, David Guetta is nominated for the GRAMMY for ‘Best Dance / Electronic Recording’ for his mammoth track ‘Hero’, a collaboration with Afrojack. Creating two edits of the international hit, Guetta produced a stripped back extended remix which transforms the original into a progressive house monster. Follow us on socials Progressive house anthem ‘Hero’ has amassed over 50 million global streams and hit numerous Top 20 charts worldwide, including #1 on the US dance chart, since its release in April this year. This followed a remix package for his Coldplay x BTS collab, ‘My Universe’, released on Friday 18th November. The track was also released with a host of artists from across the globe, including pop phenom, Sofia Reyes from Mexico, Norwegian talent Julie Bergan and Italian singer songwriter, Annalisa. The GRAMMY nomination is the latest in a string of successes for the French artist, having won the 2021 MTV EMA award for the Best Electronic Act and being named #1 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll for the second year in a row.

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We Rave You launches ‘The Essential’ plugins & gear catalogue featuring world’s leading artists !

Whether it’s about plugins, sample packs, gear, courses, or tips, We Rave You Tech compiles everything you need to know about music production today. From personal conversations with aspiring artists, I realized that there was a major gap between the artists they love and appreciate as producers to them. To answer the main questions that arise in the studio and to bridge the gap between upcoming music producers and experienced artists, We Rave You has gathered selected insights comprising EDM, house, techno, hip hop, trap, and more. This technical branch is a one-stop destination for budding artists looking for the best information. This catalogue builds a personal bridge and gives a glimpse into what is the go-to plugins and gear of their favorite artists”. Expanding the brand into new horizons, We Rave You launched the Tech department last year, dedicated to music producers and audio engineers. ‘The Essential Vol 1’ is a wireless, strong connection between upcoming music producers and the world’s most respected artists. For over four months and alongside renowned artists, We Rave You has collected precious information which is indispensable for budding artists. Among the artists include: Timmy Trumpet, Nicky Romero, Alok, Vini Vici, Masked Wolf, W&W, R3HAB and many more. Follow us on socials During the early stages of a music career, one aspires to learn and have the tools and equipment used by the best in business. The latest project from We Rave You Tech is ‘The Essential Vol 1’, the must-have golden book for anyone aspiring to take music production to the next level. It is a music production play button to have in your pocket. The catalog is a golden piece of free document that any artist can refer to while looking for adding new tools to their music toolkit or in general, when curious to know what plugins & gear the professionals use. “

Yotam, CEO at We Rave You:

“This project has been tiring but the outcome is amazing. 1’ catalogue under its We Rave You Tech branch. Grab your copy via the link here: https://essential.weraveyou.com and turn the page on the technical specifics of audio and production. We Rave You, one of the biggest global media outlets in the electronic music industry, has announced its brand new project ‘The Essential Vol. Hemant, head of We Rave You Tech on the project:

See also  EDX RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA WITH HUGE USA SUMMER TOUR !“The Essential Vol.1 Plugins & Gear Catalogue is a project that was inspired by upcoming music producers & artists. This plugins and gear catalogue is a comprehensive collection of tools used by over 70 artists on a regular basis.
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Giuseppe Ottaviani is delivering a massive trance hybrid “The Wind In Your Face”!

Hovering inside a stylistic connection, the track plays with trance, progressive and techno themes, never though tipping its balance fully one way or the other.Elaborate in production, it has a wide-open-space feel to it, which – going into 2022 – is precisely where Ottaviani wants to be. Whilst still speaking in the most powerful of production manners, it sees him cool the 138 pace and click over into the solo & instrumental space. Giuseppe Ottaviani

Backed by a raft of ear-catching FX, attention-to-production-detail and astute studio sleight of hand, he hooks ‘The Wind In Your Face’ around one elemental, yet devastating effective superstring. Having just last month notched a new vocal high with his and Monika Santucci’s heart-stealing ‘With You’, the Italian now expands that envelope again with another stylistically-open-world single. Change is in ‘The Wind’ for Giuseppe; the track touches down on streaming and sales sites this week (https://blackhole.lnk.to/thewindinyourface). Follow us on socials We ask in all seriousness, is there any producer in the trance realm as all-out dependable as Giuseppe Ottaviani!!? Following ‘With You’s suit, ‘The Wind In Your Face’ marks a subtle but unmistakable modification to Giuseppe’s sound.

By Alex Cristian – November 29, 2021 116 0

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Paul van Dyk and Kolonie just released “Wishful Thinking”!

The original pairs an angelic, incredibly catchy melody with cool progressive vibes, so crisp and clean, you can almost hear the first snowflakes falling from the sky. Together with progressive house talent Kolonie, Paul van Dyk created ‘Wishful Thinking’. Play it loud for best effect! Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re delighted to bring you Paul van Dyk & Kolonie’s ‘Wishful Thinking’. The full energy, drive and emotion that you expect from something out of the PvD kitchen. More alive and direct then ever, yet covered in new, beautiful soundwaves. The PvD Club Mix meanwhile takes no prisoners – a trance fan pleaser start to finish. This mix will kill it on the dancefloors of Paul’s current US Tour (more info below). Yes, you heard that right: an EXCLUSIVE NFT MIX. Follow us on socials Keep your eyes and ears sharp for more info coming soon. A song so intense and moving, it’s like a breath of fresh air coming up from a deep dive in the sea. The intensity of PvD’s iconic audio architectural blueprint paired with Kolonie’s groovy progressiveness create a piece of music which hits your sweet spot over and over again. The third mix is an outlook into the future – an NFT-only release. The single is served in three ways. After months of isolation and only the digital world to connect through with family, friends and fans, PvD is finally back with brand new music. Paul van Dyk

Secretly premiered at Transmission Festival Prague and EDC Las Vegas, ‘Wishful Thinking’ was one of those ID’s everyone was buzzing about.

By Alex Cristian – November 27, 2021 128 0

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SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO COLLABORATE WITH UPCOMING TALENT ON NEW SINGLE: ‘BETTER THINGS’ (FEAT. GINGE AND QG)!

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are the archetypal mainstays of the dance music scene. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have recently been getting a lot of plaudits for giving talent a chance via their ‘The Tribe’ compilation series, and that recognition only motivated the Dutchmen to do more for the next generation of dance music. Tomorrowland, Ultra Europe and Balaton Sound), the Amsterdam-based duo are undoubtedly amongst the most consistent and prolific house acts of the moment. QG, the Manchester-based, up-and-coming talent that completes the collaborative trifecta, hooked up with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano during the pandemic to write and produce song together, and even joined the duo on stage to test out some of their new material. Follow us on socials Today, the pair released ‘Better Things’, a new single that puts the limelight on the upcoming talent featured on the record: GINGE and QG. QG

Coupled with pre-COVID headline slots at the world’s biggest festivals (e.g. See also  David Guetta dives back into his Jack Back alias, for the release of ‘I’ve Been Missing You’! While ‘Better Things’ readily proves a solid starting point, there’s much more to come from these sensational talents in the near future. Brimming with confidence and gumption, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s ‘Better Things’ comes with a take-it or-leave-it attitude that instantly supercharges the dance floor. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

With almost two decades of scene experience under their belt, they’re enjoying global success with songs such as ‘Savages’ (19 million streams), ‘Life After You’ and recent addition ‘Summer Thing’ (with Dragonette, Cat Dealers and Bruno Martini), are cultivating their trademark sound through their own SONO imprint and frequently travel the world with their Sexy By Nature concept, which has a radio show spinoff that reaches millions of dance music fans on a weekly basis. GINGE

Prior to getting noticed by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Dutch act GINGE was selected for the Dutch Popronde and got featured on national outlet 3voor12. Flaunting a strong, vivacious production that effortlessly caters to the vocal narration of GINGE and QG, this track is an anthem for all who don’t just sit around waiting for life to come around.

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