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Otto Botté reveals genre-breaking debut EP, Dancing Company, Vol. 1 !

By EDM Nations – July 24, 2021 122 0

Botté, who returned to solo music in September 2020 with “En Vela” ft. Probz earned Otto Botté a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording – Non-Classical. This diversity stems from Otto’s personal experiences as well as his background (immigrating from Colombia at a young age and immersing himself in NYC’s nightlife and music scene). I took a look back into my childhood, reminisced on dance recitals of Latin traditional music in elementary school, and house and dance music that kept me groovin’ thru my junior and high school years back in Bogotá. Additionally, two incredible remixes by Jacuzzi Jefferson add a twist to an already spectacular piece of work. Botté is also a member of the NYC-based electronic trio Pool Cosby, which most recently released its Day Breaks album in 2020 and has been featured on Billboard, Earmilk, GRUNGECAKE, and more. Today,NYC-based Colombian producer, singer-songwriter, and sound engineer Otto Botté invites listeners on a journey through his world with his debut EP, Dancing Company, Vol I. Since arriving in NYC as a teenager from Bogotá, the self-taught, multi-faceted sound engineer and artist has spent the last decade working with a spectrum of rising and prominent musicians. A chapter full of love, heartache, passion, and uncertainty. Follow us on socials Otto says: “This EP sums up a thrilling chapter in my life. In addition to working on the multi-platinum projects of Enrique Iglesias, Joey Bada$$, Trey Songz, Fedez, and more, his co-mastering work on the viral Robin Schulz remix of “Waves” by Mr. Nic Hanson gained support from Acid Stag, Medium, Urban Latino, The Fox Magazine, Kick Kick Snare, etc. On that trip back in time, I grabbed the few last ingredients I was looking for to create something true to who I am.”

In addition to the title track, “Dancing Company, Vol I” is composed of 4 tracks including “Humbara,” which recently surpassed 100K global streams, received support from NPR Music’s World Cafe, and was featured on Botté’s DJ mix for LatinAlt HD3 – which took over radio waves every Saturday in February 2021. Stream HERE

The project is a reminder that even through dark times, music can help let the light shine through (we just have to dance a little). “Dancing Company Vol, I” is more than a collection of songs, it is an invitation into a world in which funky basslines and synths meet Latin percussion, the rhythmic meets the melodic, and listeners meet Otto. Through the use of elements of traditional Colombian music and Latin pop in combination with house, Botté offers something special, something that makes it impossible not to dance along. Consisting of five unique tracks, the EP represents Otto’s formal introduction to listeners everywhere as a solo artist. This journey has brought me closer to God and redefined my voice as a creative. From hypnotizing love songs to club-ready tracks about encounters of chance, the EP is as complex as human nature itself.

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David Guetta dives back into his Jack Back alias, for the release of ‘I’ve Been Missing You’!

David Guetta dives back into his Jack Back alias, teaming up with men of the moment Guz and Ferreck Dawn for the release of ‘I’ve Been Missing You’, an amalgamation of soulful vocals, a jazzy piano break and a driving, tech house fueled festival beat. Jack Back premiered this track during a tribute set for the 60th birthday of house legend Danny Tenaglia. Grab it quick while it’s hot, as it’s out now on Sink Or Swim. If anything, this vigorous DJ weapon will be one of their peaktime tunes, ready to deliver the crowd its much deserved climax. I’m very pleased with the end result, I think it’s a great blend of our styles.” – Ferreck Dawn

Follow us on socials French DJ, Songwriter and Producer David Guetta, photographed in New York, NY. I’m a big fan of the Jack Back releases so it’s amazing to work on something together with him and my good friend Guz. Three seasoned producers, known for their hot blooded music, incorporating elements of soulful house, vocal samples and upwinding tech house rhythms. Easy to say, here’s a tech house dream team at work. A cool wobbly bassline accompanies the vocals towards a powerful tech house groove, perfectly layered with deep kicks and lively percussion. Better get (Jack) back on the floor, cause here’s a fresh dose of house music to take you sky high again! It’s the sweetest intermezzo, surely bound for dancefloor euphoria, and one that nicely leads up to a drop where the bassline gets things moving again. Feb 2018

No doubt, Jack Back, Ferreck Dawn and Guz have been missing you, and are eager to play  for a live audience again. When the record breaks down, the vocals go next level into a gospel inspired chorus, tastefully backed by jazzy piano chords. Since then, ID requests for this one have been overwhelming, making the release of this true DJ weapon all the more exciting. “I’m so proud of how ‘I’ve Been Missing You’ turned out with Guz and Ferreck Dawn, and am thrilled to finally be sharing new Jack Back grooves with fans from around the world!”  – Jack Back

“Such an honor and a pleasure to work with David / Jack Back. After months of disconnection, the aptly titled ’I’ve Been Missing You’ brings it all together, as it breaks out with an instantly addictive vocal sample, highly energetic and bursting of soul and longing.
By Alex Cristian – July 23, 2021 73 0

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Cypherpunx & Sian Evans combine on ‘Alien’ + huge Sébastien Léger remix!

One half of the duo, NOLAN, recently featured on Sasha’s LUZoSCURA album and has upcoming releases on Mobilee, LNOE and Rebellion; plus – as if that weren’t enough – the vocals come from none other than Sian Evans of Kosheen, who arrives hot off a Beatport number 1 with Tinlicker’s re-work of ‘Hide U’. When Cypherpunx submitted ‘Alien’ to Renaissance HQ it had that instant reaction; it was a record they had to sign. “I haven’t done a remix for 2 years, which isn’t for a lack of offers, I just need to be able to hear the potential and Sian’s vocal really swung it,” he confirms, “I instantly knew I’d be able to do something unique”, which we think is a bit of an understatement to say the least as it’s an absolute whopper of a track, set to become one of summer’s standout anthems. But this should come as little surprise, the pedigree behind it is immense – Cypherpunx have a CV that already includes Crosstown Rebels, Bedrock and GU. Releases rarely come much bigger than this. And it is for this reason one of the world’s biggest producers signed-on to remix it – Sébastien Léger. Alien fitted perfectly.”

“Despite not having a conventional song structure with a chorus as such, and with guidance from Renaissance to take it slightly darker to counter Sian’s instantly recognisable voice, we felt very excited with the finished product”, says Doug, the other half of Cypherpunx. “I know it’s been said before lately, but ‘Alien’ is yet another pandemic baby,” explains NOLAN, “having still not met in person, a mutual friend hooked us up with Sian who was into our sound and happy to come up with some killer top-line vocals for a few of the tracks we sent over to her in Bristol. Follow us on socials “I’ve been road-testing it at my recent return gigs and based on the reactions from the dancefloor it looks promising!”, he says humbly.

By Iuliana Prichea – July 23, 2021 61 0

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Zonderling just released a massive remix !

Adding to a sterling discography that already includes remixes for the likes of Eelke Kleijn, Lost Frequencies, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, The Magician and Zedd, Zonderling now put their hand to one of the brilliant cuts taken from Joachim Pastor’s forthcoming album. Adopting a darker vibe that immediately pricks up listeners’ ears, this version of ‘Right Now’ emanates exactly the right amount of dance floor purpose. Follow us on socials

By Alex Cristian – July 23, 2021 69 0

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AURIGA DEBUTS ON SECOND STATE WITH “THIS IS OUR WORLD” !

By Alex Cristian – July 23, 2021 96 0

Out now via Pan-Pot’s iconic Second State imprint, This Is Our World sees Auriga celebrate her long-awaited debut on the much-lauded German techno label, as she provides the all-important closing finale for their brand new eleven-track SUM 10 compilation. Joining the likes of Yotam Avni, Indira Paganotto, Kai van Dongen and Giogia Angiuli to name just a few, Auriga’s contribution is everything we’ve come to expect and more from the creative Spanish mastermind, who delivers a heady, peak-time offering, brimming with pulsating broken beats, piercing synth refrains and dark, industrial samples. Purchase on Beatport here. A true masterclass in modern, dynamic techno from a producer who seems to posses that all-important Midas touch, Auriga places her flawless production credentials front and center, as she leaves her indelible mark on one of the most exciting imprints on the European techno circuit right now. With a slew of emphatic techno weapons clocked on the on the likes of Odd Recordings, Set About, Techburst, Gain Records and Dolma Red over the past twelve months, the prolific Spanish talent now looks to continue her incredible run of recent releases with the announcement of her latest juggernaut cut, This Is Our World. Follow us on socials Auriga – This Is Our World is out now via Second State as part of their SUM 10 Compliation. To say Auriga has been on a run of form in 2021 would be somewhat of an understatement.

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AMPRS&ND just dropped a massive booty tech EP!

By Iuliana Prichea – July 20, 2021 64 0

The transitions between sections are well executed and the tune features a multitude of industrial leads and basses, mixing in an interesting way the repetitive nature of tech house with a large diversity of sounds, giving the tune extra depth and keeping any listener hooked on it all the way from the start to the end. She now incorporates buzzy synths and bass-heavy flavors into the future house and tech house sounds that the Bay Area has become known for. After nearly a decade in the San Francisco house scene, AMPRS&ND switched it up to create a refined amalgamation of all of the genres that have shaped her as a DJ, producer, and music fan. Definitely a must-hear for every tech house lover out there, so go check it out for yourself right now! Her newest brilliant work comes in the shape of a huge EP called “All Nite”, with the original tune and another two great remixes by RIFFA and Baby Weight! Intoxicating groove, catchy short vocal interventions and an atmosphere hard to match are what characterizes this new release by AMPRS&ND. “All Nite” can be described as a booty tech dancefloor killer, which reminds of the old school house jams, combined with the modern bass house influences. Follow us on socials The tune has excellent flow, good energy and an unique groove all throughout the tune.

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Alex O’Neill and Uri Farré teamed up to deliver you a fresh vocal future house pearl!

By Rudy Christian – July 20, 2021 122 0
Follow us on socials Alex O’Neill and Uri Farré teamed up to deliver you a fresh vocal future house pearl called ‘All Along The Way’ and this futuresque tune has everything you expect from a great floor-pleaser: massive synths with emotional melodies, sweet vocals and of course a pumping groove! From the moment i pressed play, i just instantly loved this brand new tune by Alex O’Neill and Uri Farré, called “All Along The Way”, out on Ensis Records! With stuttering beats, juggernaut drops and dreamy melodic hook, ‘All Along The Way’ showcases the crisp, flawless production of these two talented producers!

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MATT SASSARI RETURNS TO THERE IS A LIGHT WITH “HONDA” EP !

By Alex Cristian – July 20, 2021 65 0

Out now, Sassari’s two-part Honda EP is yet another masterclass in soulful, groove-heavy techno from the in-form, Marseilles-born producer, who returns to TIAL armed with a plethora of hard-hitting releases on the likes of Octopus Recordings, Terminal M, Tronic, SCI+TEC, Truesoul, Deeperfect, Stereo Productions and his own Panterre Musique imprint, to name just a few. Remix from D-Unity) is out now via There Is A Light. On the flip, Sassari hands the baton to Canadian producer, D-Unity, who steps up to the plate to provide his unique, unrelenting interpretation of the standout opener. Follow us on socials MATT SASSARI

Kickstarting the double-sided cut with the thunderous title track Honda, the Frenchman makes his intentions known the off, delivering a dark, sophisticated blend of soulful vocal samples, intermittent synth stabs and intricate polyrhythms – all brought together underneath a blanket of deep sub-bass and driving four-four kicks. With the label’s sophomore EP from Ron Costa and The Reactivitz continuing to garner hefty tastemaker support and noteworthy international acclaim following its release in May, There Is A Light (TIAL) now announces its third huge musical package of the year and the eagerly-anticipated return of French techno stalwart, Matt Sassari. Matt Sassari – Honda EP (incl. Following recent releases on the likes of Tronic, Stereo Productions and his very own Unity Records, the hotly-tipped Canadian ups the ante in remarkable fashion as earth-shattering bass and mesmerising drum patterns combine in perfect accord to close out a stunning third EP on There Is A Light. Having inaugurated the label back in January with his colossal debut EP Lonely Dream, the LA-based DJ, producer and label head has been flexing his A&R muscles ever since, and now boasts a flourishing catalogue of releases from some of the most exciting names on the international house and techno circuit. All things considered, it’s been a pretty incredible six months for The Archer and his burgeoning young imprint, There Is A Light.

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Swedish House Mafia return for second single ‘Lifetime’, with Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake !

It’s like, Swedish House Mafia into a blender. This is what happens with this whole new album, man. It’s like, listen to the song, put on headphones, be in the subway, drive a car, go on a fucking walk. It is a lot of things.”

Before right now, “Lifetime” had yet to reach ears beyond those of Swedish House Mafia or anyone close to the camp, although some were aware of its existence due to the reunion campaign’s creative director Alexander Wessely’s brief livestream from earlier this year. Stream it bellow on Spotify :

Follow us on socials It has substance, it’s depth. After the first single release of their upcoming album “Paradise Again” dropped Friday, the Swedish kings are hurrying along toward the release of their debut album later this year with the release of yet another new single, “Lifetime” with Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake. Do whatever you want. This is going to make … it’s feels. The song has prominent hip hop vibes but it’s also, as Angello said, full of feels harkening back to synthwave artists like M83 or Timecop1983 or Kavinsky. And that’s what you said. “It’s 100% feel,” Steve Angello told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “I think this was the time where we sat down and we were just throwing ideas at each other of what kind of music we like, and this is boiling everything down to like, ‘What did we feel?’ We came to a place, especially with this song, you feel great.

By Alex Cristian – July 20, 2021 112 0

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We had a chat with Grammy and ASCAP award-winning producer, songwriter, DJ and recording artist Damon Sharpe!

I come from an artist background, so it’s kind of like getting back on the bike. Then we ping-ponged back-and-forth and ended up turning it into a more universal concept for the actual song even though it is based on the concept of 15 minutes of fame. “I’ve always operated from not having a Plan B, and it serves me well. Sometimes it’s not about the most talented person; it’s about the last man standing. Loving it. Tell us about the moment Love Don’t Cost a Thing topped the charts – that had to be a life-changing moment. 

Believe it or not, that was one of my first placements as a songwriter, and I literally went from being on unemployment and broke to being an A-list songwriter almost overnight. I saw a speaker online the other day, and they said the worst bit of advice they got was “be realistic. I think we operate from a lot of fear and pride in our lives, but as soon as we let that go and stop worrying about what other people think, we can achieve anything! I threw it out in a writing session with my frequent collaborators Cimo Frankel & Rik Annema. What else do you have coming up in the next few months? It premieres on July 27th. Congrats on signing with Armada. If you could go back to the beginning and tell younger Damon one piece of advice, what would it be? You’ll have to watch the video to see how it all plays out! What does the future hold for Damon Sharpe? Grammy and ASCAP award-winning producer, songwriter, DJ and recording artist Damon Sharpe is best known for his creativity behind the scenes as a producer working alongside artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, and Alesso. We had the chance to talk with Damon, you can read the full interview bellow:

What was the inspiration behind the song 15 Minutes with Disco Fries? 

It all started with a title I had on my phone and a very loose concept. Armada has shown me so much love over the past few years as a producer and writer. For someone who has been behind the scenes making beats for so long, is transitioning back into a stage presence exciting, challenging? What made you choose them, and what do you guys have in the works? Follow us on socials That may not be the best choice for everyone, but I truly believe if you love what you do, are passionate, put in the work, and never give up, you will inevitably succeed. But what people may not know yet, is that Damon’s skills span further than just making hits for others, and in the upcoming year, the world will learn who Damon Sharpe really is, and finally see the limitless potential of his skill that has been in the making for years. I’ve been actively DJing for about a year and a half now. I just cowrote and coproduced the upcoming single “Safe With Me” for label mates Loud Luxury. We hear the video is hilarious – tell us what made you think of that concept? 

The title always made me think of the Andy Warhol quote, “In the future, everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes. As usual, immediately, Rik came up with an amazing chord progression, and Cimo threw out some killer melodies. In addition to Paint The Sky, I’ve got multiple collaborations in the works with CID, Vivid, Raven & Kreyn, Mahalo, and more! Will the sound be similar or different than 15 minutes, and how? We hear you are getting more into DJing. Definitely, what I just mentioned above which is to just go for it and not worry so much about what other people have to say. What can we expect from “Paint the Sky”? “So in the video, my fictitious label boss asks me to come up with a viral TikTok hit; I blow up overnight and get Insta-famous only to turn into the stereotypical narcissist and blow it all going into a crazy downward spiral. Overall it’s super exciting. So, needless to say, not only was it life-changing, but I am forever grateful. Maykel, Jurrien, and Jeroen are very involved in the artists they sign, and that’s extremely important in building my brand. Their belief in me gave me the confidence that they were the right home. Once Disco Fries jumped in and put their magic on it, we knew we had something special. Very euphoric and anthemic! Paint The Sky drops September 3rd and will definitely still tie into my current sound but has a little more festival feel to it. It features an amazing new vocalist Polina Grace who absolutely crushed the vocals. So look out for more releases, collaborations, productions for other artists, live shows, episodes of my podcast on Insomniac Radio “Damon Sharpe presents Brainjack Radio,” official merch, and who knows what else! I will also be the exclusive remixer on that one, so I’m super excited! I’m in a great place in my life right now and feel like the sky is the limit!

By Alex Cristian – July 18, 2021 127 0

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Ultra Naté & Funk Cartel combine on anthemic ‘Supernatural’ !

A world-renowned singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, label owner and promoter, Ultra Naté has toured the world extensively, released numerous albums and several international hits, including the #1 ‘Free,’ ‘It’s Over Now,’ ‘Rejoicing,’ ‘If You Could Read My Mind,’ ‘Automatic,’ ‘New Kind Of Medicine,’ and ‘Found A Cure’. Recent Funk Cartel releases include their Jizz ‘Road Again’ Remix on elrow, ‘Don Vincenzo’, ‘Choppa’ and ‘Acid Nights’ on THUNDR, and ‘Hot Dials’ on Bla Bla Music. Fast rising house duo Funk Cartel team up with the legendary Ultra Naté on the feel-good anthem ‘Supernatural’, released on Skint Records on 16 July, which is guaranteed to brighten up even the darkest day. The perfect fusion of deep house, funk, soul and pop, ‘Supernatural’ has all the hallmarks of a classic. Funk Cartel’s seamless production emphasises Ultra Naté’s famously sultry vocal and songwriting, cleverly overlaying bluesy saxophone and dreamy flutes to produce a brilliantly uplifting slice of escapism. Ultra Naté said: “‘Supernatural’ is being released at a moment when the world needs this kind of energy and departure from the difficulty we’ve endured in isolation. For me, ‘Supernatural’ has a sing-a-longable quality that lifts the spirits and welcomes everyone back to the dance floor with open arms.”

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Funk Cartel said: “The backing track to Supernatural played an influential role in the start of our career and to have the legend that is Ultra Naté grace it with her vocals only makes it more special to us as a record. Funk Cartel

The iconic Ultra Naté was ranked as one of Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” dance artists. Follow us on socials Funk Cartel’s releases has been supported by Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Sam Divine, and Danny Howard amongst others. We hope the track spreads positivity to everyone that hears it bringing happiness as we start to come back together this year.” 

Funk Cartel consists of brothers Rory and Cameron, known for their rave ready releases and bringing life and soul to the underground sound. Funk Cartel recently graduated from Point Blank Music School, home of Point Blank Recordings.

By Iuliana Prichea – July 18, 2021 56 0

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Tripp Daly Has Set The Summer Mood With Smooth House Genre-Bending ‘Distance’ EP !

The EP consists of two downtempo house tracks that bend the barriers between house sub-genres. South Florida resident artist Tripp Daly is set to release his house EP titled  ‘Distance’ on July 16th on Spanish imprint Sacudan Records. From casual listeners to the ravers seeking to take the vibe to another level, ‘Distance EP’ is a perfect addition to your summer playlist. The second track, ‘Do It’, has a continuously driving groove and bassline. Follow us on socials The title track ‘Distance’ has a chill vibe with a fat bassline and catchy vocal perfect for summer rest and relaxation, while also worthy for any dancefloor.

By Alex Cristian – July 18, 2021 193 0

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FAMBA TEAMS UP WITH BRANDO AND MKLA FOR NEW TRACK “GAMES WE PLAY”

By Iuliana Prichea – July 18, 2021 61 0

The track is the second single from Famba’s forthcoming EP, Wishes Vol.2, to be released later this Fall. The song just happened; we didn’t even intend to write it. Famba also remembers how the song came about: “The night we wrote “Games We Play” was one of the most fun and most organic writing sessions I’ve ever had. Brando (Loud Luxury, Matoma, Don Diablo) and MKLA (KSHMR, Vintage Culture, Steve Aoki) deliver stunning vocal performances, while Famba’s production takes the song to stratospheric levels. Electronic DJ, producer, and artist FAMBA defines his signature dance sound with his latest musical collaboration, “Games We Play,” released today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. (licensed by Armada Music). “I’d never done a duet before, so I knew it had to be with someone with a voice like this angel. Brando has a sultry deep tone that I really believe has influenced a lot of great house music,” says MKLA about her first duet experience. As seductive as it is commanding, “Games We Play” is the love song with swagger that does double damage on the dance floor. Featuring Brando (the other half of the Diamond-certified hit track “Body” by Loud Luxury) and Toronto’s very own singer-songwriter, MKLA, “Games We Play” is now available for streaming on all digital platforms. Captivating vocals, lush melodies, and a billowing baseline characterize this release from three of Dance music’s blazing newcomers. I think it will really resonate with our fans as well.”

Follow us on socials It’s also everything I’ve been building towards; my sound is finally starting to become more defined.”

When he later approached Brando with the unfinished recording, the California-based singer-songwriter fell in love with it immediately, saying: “The minute I cut the vocals I knew it was going to be a great collab. It was just friends having a good time and partying all night.

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ARGENTINIAN ELECTRONICA DUO FORMA DEBUTS ON MEIOSIS WITH FOUR-PART ‘HOLLOW’ EP !

By Alex Cristian – July 18, 2021 95 0

Christening the release with the evocative title track Hollow, Juan and Pablo make their intentions known from the off, as they take the listener on an emotive and harmonic smoke-screened journey, accented by warped synthesisers, haunting vocals and a playful mixture of subdued four-four beats and elastic rhythmic triplets. Always expanding its limits to subvert the expectations of the listeners, this spellbinding live show was in fact the first presentation of the Hollows EP project and marked the premiere of the four songs released on July 16. Check out the full live performance here. The flip sees the introduction of two of the most exciting producers on the underground house circuit, as Nandu and Santiago Garcia each step up to deliver their own unique interpretations of the formidable title track. Forma – for another mesmerising label debut. Toying with aural imperfections and melodic disarray throughout, Forma’s work honours emotional ambiguity and harmonic dissonance, cultivating a sound that can be equally euphoric as it can be melancholic. Nandu

This seminal EP release follows Forma’s remarkable recent live performance for venerated Montreal-based digital festival MUTEK. Forma – Hollow EP (including remixes from Santiago Garcia and Nandu) is out now via MEIOSIS. Following a wealth of critically lauded releases on the likes of Innervisions, TAU and Exit Strategy over the past few years, the classically-trained producer digs deep to deliver the artier, more introspective of the two remixes, before handing the reigns to iconic Danish stalwart, Nandu, who closes out the remarkable package with a deep, melodic dancefloor groove, primed for the early hours. Follow us on socials Forma

Within this ambiguity, Forma find a place to liberate themselves from instrumental boundaries, creating landscapes that value coincidence, intriguing sound choices and a degree of sonic unpredictability. Following an enchanting inaugural offering from German electronica outfit Ameli Paul back in April, burgeoning Berlin-based imprint MEIOSIS now returns for its eagerly anticipated sophomore outing, welcoming Juan Hansen and Pablo Bursztyn – a.k.a. First up to the plate is Argentinian-born, Valencia-based Garcia. Combining disputatious organ chords with avant-garde vocoders and arpeggiated instrumentation, Juan’s electronic sound experience merges with the experimental spirit of Pablo’s musical quest to create an eclectic journey that exhausts one mood at a time. The second original, Everytime, portrays an unusual kind of music that will, in its abstract layers and polyphonic structures, balance both the familiar and the surreal. A stunningly crafted four-part package, replete with hypnotic modular soundscapes, ethereal toplines and succulent analogue experimentation, Hollow EP is the first extended body of work to be released from the Buenos Aires-based duo, and comes complete with a brace of eclectic remixes from esteemed house producers Nandu and Santiago Garcia.

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Darth Athena just released “Alien Scanner” album and we just love it !

Darth Athena is a stage name by an electronic music producer who currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His newest album “Alien Scanner” showcase his talent and production skills, bringing you 14 unique and very good produced tunes! The mid-section completely cuts out with waves of synths flowing in and out of the music and adding yet another element of drama. My favorite tune from this album is “Night Rider”, a sublime blend between techno and uplifting electronic music, with a very original vibe and atmosphere. Darth grew up listening to electronic dance music, movie soundtracks, fantasy soundtracks, darkwave, rave, rock, jazz, rap and R&B music since childhood. Overall, this is quite a unique tune that I strongly suggest you give at least one play below:

Follow us on socials After 1 minute, the full beat is brought in with the power of making you lose yourself within the music. The structure of the track makes “Night Rider” flow quite nicely from start till the end, giving the listener the chance to dance, when the smooth groove perfectly combined with the raw bass line are kicking in, but also to take a dreamy break, being surrounded by superb arpeggios and layered pads. ‘Night Rider”’ is everything you could want from a techno tune and is capable of transporting you to the middle of the dancefloor at a techno rave.

By Rudy Christian – July 18, 2021 92 0

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Merplexit just dropped a massive electro house banger !

His newest release comes in the shape of a massive electro house banger caller “Bring The Fire” and from the first play, the electro-house influenced track is indicative of its name; delivering gritty basslines, heavy percussion and sawtooth synths underlying distorted vocal riffs, the track’s energetic sound is made to ignite dance floors. Press that play button and just embrace the energy and the main stage vibes! Follow us on socials Starting in 2009 at the age of 16, the German-born DJ and producer Merplexit recognized his love for electronic music early in life. Great bursts of energy on the drop part, fat layered synth melodies on the break , perfect executed buildups. Since then he has played regularly around his hometown Speyer and his place of residence – Karlsruhe, Germany. What started with small DJ gigs and performances later led to music production, large parties and club gigs. The song that you are about to listen, it’s quite addictive so i strongly suggest you to get your festival mood on with it (we don’t have outdoor festivals anyways, right?).
By Rudy Christian – July 18, 2021 69 0

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Swedish House Mafia are back with a new single and announce debut album “Paradise Again”!

Follow us on socials With a reverbed vocal and a slight taste of hip hop, this feels much more like Zhu than the group’s older progressive house days. This isn’t the single with Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake, “Lifetime,” that is being performed together on Jimmy Fallon this coming Monday, but rather one of the unreleased songs heard frequently on their tour. “We all have our different likings, obviously. [But then] Seb shows me something, or Ax shows me something I have never seen or heard, and it becomes this magic again that we had when we were young.”

Check out “It Gets Better” below, prepare for “Lifetime” this coming Monday, and join us all as we await the group’s debut album* later this year! SHM are back after such a long time with “It Gets Better”, the first single of their upcoming album “Paradise Again” , which will appear as part of a new label deal through Republic Records. “When we came back together again, it was like we had to rediscover what this was,” says Angello. In a timetable described as “late 2021,” Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello will turn in Paradise Again, the trio’s first full-length, original-only project (excluding Until One and Until Now) that will include their first productions in almost a decade. OH YES, oh yeas!

By Alex Cristian – July 17, 2021 54 0

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Skytech Collides with LILO and Cappa for Cover of BANKS’s Hit Song “Beggin For Thread” !

By Alex Cristian – July 17, 2021 49 0

They already came up with the idea for the track. Since then, the two have worked on numerous tracks together via the CYB3RPVNK imprint, such as “Fuego,” “What You Do,” “Hyperspace,” “Starflight,” and more, fusing their sounds to make music that is club and festival-friendly while never sacrificing substance and soul. Follow us on socials His name first appeared on the map when R3HAB discovered his original track “Tiger” and then helped Skytech put final production touches on it, proving to be a winning team after “Tiger” skyrocketed to over 100M streams on all platforms. It’s an honor dropping this tune on one of my idol’s label!” – LILO

“The process of working with Skytech and LILO was great. The process was a lot of fun, and I believe I added some Skytech flavor to it.” – Skytech. CYB3RPVNK veteran Skytech returns to R3HAB‘s label with his rendition of BANKS‘s hit “Beggin For Thread,” an energetic and big-room influenced gem produced in collaboration with South Korea-born, Sweden-based master of covers and reworks LILO and LA-based singer/songwriter Cappa, whose past collaborations include working with SNBRN, Justin Caruso, TELYKast, and more. I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Riding on a deep, groovy bassline with a steady buildup, Skytech brings his dancefloor-friendly style to the indie classic while preserving the original’s emotive vocals. It was a fun process!” – Cappa

Mateusz Dziewulski, better known by his artist name Skytech – is already a household name in his home country of Poland, and the rest of the world is soon to follow. “I really enjoyed working with Skytech and Cappa on this beauty and hope to be working with them in the near future again. Since we’re located in different parts of the world, I went to the studio and laid the vocals with my engineer. “Beggin For Thread” follows Skytech‘s recent single “Scrolling Up” with Fafaq as All That MTRS, as well as his remix for R3HAB, Luis Fonsi, and Sean Paul‘s “Pues.” LILO is known for his official covers of Kylie Minogue‘s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and Milky Chance‘s smash hit “Stolen Dance.” See below for what the artists had to say about making their “Beggin For Thread” cover:

“BANKS‘s original song “Beggin For Thread” was one of my personal anthems of 2014, so when I first heard LILO‘s electronic demo version, I immediately fell in love with it, and I had to jump on it to finish the production. We actually communicated a lot over Instagram.

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COSMIC GATE CONFIRM RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ARTIST ALBUM, ‘MOSAIIK’!

There are also long overdue reteamings with Mike Schmid and Julie Thompson – singers who’ve respectively featured on CG’s ‘Start To Feel’ and ‘Materia’ albums. Since have come some eye-popping Miami & Mexico-based rooftop performances and the floor-fiery (and downright Dreamstate smashing!) ‘Feel It’, all of which underscore CG’s “Forward Ever, Backward Never” maxim. Mirroring the same delivery system adopted by their 2017 ‘Materia’ albums, seasoned CG fans will already be familiar with ‘MOSAIIK’ release dynamic. Follow us on socials So you can ensure you’re amongst the very first of the first to hear one of the albums of the summer. On August 20, Cosmic Gate will release the first stage of their hotly anticipated new artist album. Across all digital formats, the album is ready to pre-save or pre-order from today (with a CD edition set to follow with ‘Chapter 2’). The album also carries Nic & Bossi’s mainstage-minded singles ‘Universal Love’ & ‘Your Mind’, as well as the less vocal-led, more progressive, but every bit as club-rubbed ‘Vertigo’.Giving you the best of possible ideas as to what Nic & Bossi have in store, you can preview all the cuts that comprise ‘MOSAIIK Chapter One’ now, here (blackhole.lnk.to/mosaiik1). Trailed throughout the early parts of 2021 by vanguard single releases and stunning livestreams, ‘MOSAIIK’ will platform nine sensational cuts from the GRAMMY nominated duo. Shared across two ‘Chapters’, ‘MOSAIIK’s ‘II’ styled title is a direct nod to the group’s eleventh artist longplayer.From its earliest stages, ‘Chapter One’ has already brought some shake-up moments, not least its launch single – the deeply soul-searing (and streamed-to-infinity) Diana Miro-sung ‘Blame’. To ‘MOSAIIK’s first Chapter will also come a second Diana Miro-voiced lightning strike, with the moodsome and more trance-slanted ‘Nothing To Hide’. Needing little by way of explanation, Mike’s ‘Summer Wonder’ is a cheer to the season at hand, while Julie’s figuratively thought-provoking ‘These Dreams’ brings ‘MOSAIIK’ cooler raptures.

By Alex Cristian – July 15, 2021 54 0

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Kuyano released your favorite electro house banger !

Kuyano is an official partner of the company Image Line (FL Studio) with which he still works today. Kuyano is a German record producer and DJ. In December 2017 he launched his career with his new stage name Kuyano and started immediately with touring and producing new music. Follow us on socials Filled with solid bass lines, crispy leads and hart hitting drums, this is definitively a tune that will make the crowd move in no time! Kuyano is back on Ensis with another monster future bounce banger called ‘Run The Show! Just press play and watch the huge bursts of energy emerging from ‘Run The Show’!

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Twenty Feet Down talks about his recent single “Animal” and many more | EDM NATIONS Interview

Try to make them listen to it on repeat, that’s what art is for me. I’m pretty good thanks. In EDM or Dance, I was fascinated by the whole Hardhouse, Noom Rec, Time Unlimited Stuff, which brings me immediately Goosebumps when I talking about it as it was an amazing time, back in 1994/1995. And seeing that some festivals go for normal again as it was a tough time for all of us! I got that topline and knew immediately where I want to go. I don’t know when this will be “normal” again. Well, my wife says always “you are a real ARTist”….If she says that in a positive way, I don’t know (hahahaha), but to be an artist, and I also LOVE to Oil Paint, is to express your feelings, your idea of something…doesn’t matter if it’s a painting, a book or a piece of music. Tell us about your new single ‘Animal’ on Blue Crane Records. An upbeat and uplifting house offering, beaming with Twenty Feet Down’s soulful flair and atmospheric panache, Animal is everything we could have hoped for and more from the in-form Swiss producer, who delivers rousing basslines, vivacious rhythms and expertly manipulated vocals across the three-and-a-half minute duration. Still working on a club edit for Animals, which will be released more towards end of the year when clubs are opening maybe again. If there IS a normal again. Art is expressing your interpretation of something. But would love to start travel again, yes

Finally, what comes next for Twenty Feet Down? Where are you answering this interview from? I’m currently at my studio in Cape Town

What’s been your highlight of 2021 so far? 

The highlight of 2021 was definitely to see the slow re-opening of the clubs again. Animal is a more dark, groovy production with a great topline which makes the track radio compatible. Then for sure, the first release, which is still one of my top productions, musically not technically, haha…To have a release on Enormous Tunes Records with my single “When You Need Me” was definitely a game changer for me and gave me the confirmation to be on the right track. What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career? Do you have any plans to tour this year? It’s always different when you got a topline as when you start with a “blank paper”. In this case, I just wanted to bring the Twenty Feet Down vibe arounds it and I think it turned out really well. I would say there are a few. With a huge wealth of studio experience and an impressive catalogue of internationally acclaimed hits clocked on the likes of Sirup Music, Enormous Chills, Muve and Le Mans Recordings (to name a few), hotly-tipped Swiss artist Twenty Feet Down has the production skills to rival the very best in the industry. We caught up with Michel to find out more. So inspirational and peaceful and I wanted also to be able to write/produce music that touches the people like I was touched by so many great songs! Can you tell us about yourself and how you got into electronic music? My approach as an artist in a musical way, is to bring the people joy, to brighten up the listeners 3min when they listen to my music. Not yet as we still in a difficult situation here in South Africa. So, I started my own studio and learned to play piano, how to produce and write music, which is just my life now and I love it! Hi Michel, how are you today? Follow us on socials But for now, the next Single “Low Life” is already in the pipeline and ready to be released around end of August. Due for heavy rotation across international playlists and radio airwaves over the weeks and months to come, Twenty Feet Down is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of over the course of 2021. Can you describe your approach to art and being an artist? And then my decision to make my own imprint with BCR, as I always wanted to release what I LIKE and not what others seems to like. I was always interested in music, but never really learned an instrument when I was young. Fresh off the back of his huge vocal record Numb with Nino Lucarelliback in April, the legendary Cape Town-based talent – better known to his friends and family as Michel Lüchinger – now returns to Blue Crane Records with another hefty cut, as he delivers his formidable new original single, Animal. First of all, my decision to build my own studio, the decision to go this way as I loved it. I started producing about 15 years ago as was influenced, as a 90s Teenager, by lots of stuff from dance music. Then I started DJ’ing for about 15 years and got into productions, which I found anyhow more satisfying as mix music. But also bands like U2 and Depeche Mode. When did you start producing  – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

By Iuliana Prichea – July 14, 2021 126 0

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4 Chords Records CEO Rich Fayden joins forces with Max Vangeli’s NoFace Records for a groundbreaking partnership !

“It’s an honor to have this partnership come into play with NoFace Records and 4 Chords Records coming together on this release, with Rich Fayden heading up the A&R duties for NoFace, we are confident we will have a positive impact on the industry.”

In 2016, Max started NoFace Records, a label based around promoting upcoming talent within the EDM community and in 2018 he started NoFace Academy, giving opportunities for upcoming talent to learn more about their craft and the industry in total. This is said to be the first of many  collaborations to come. Last year Fayden launched 4 Chords Records out of Los Angeles to help new artists find their voice. Together we can help guide upcoming talent and provide a foundation for producers, writers and vocalist to get heard, in what is an often oversaturated marketplace. 4 Chords Records CEO Rich Fayden joins forces with Max Vangeli’s NoFace Records, as the label’s new A&R for a groundbreaking partnership and collaboration to launch emerging artists. Together, they are releasing an epic EDM remix package for the newest single from global pop sensation, Daneliya Tuleshova, “Like You Used To”. 4 Chords Records CEO Rich Fayden says, “After speaking with Max on one phone call, I knew we could make a difference in the ever changing music industry. I plan on taking the reins of the A&R side of the label where I feel at home, with my ear to the ground, and continue to discover the next who’s who of the industry.”

“Connecting with Rich has been an incredible experience, especially with his extraordinary industry expertise and songwriting experience,” shares Max Vangeli Founder of NoFace Records & world renowned producer. The remixes include three tracks edited by Max Vangeli (Swedish House Mafia, Ellie Goulding, Gorillaz & more) and RudeLies (Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers) , Los Padres (Daya, JLo, Maluma, Cheat Codes) and Pitbull’s Globalization/Sirius XM’s Vinny Vibe and will release on July 9 across all streaming platforms.The remix package stems off the debut release of Tuleshova’s “Like You Used To” that has already amassed over 500k streams on Spotify with the lyric video garnering over 545k views. 

Both labels bring their own expertise to the track blending NoFace’s presence within the EDM community and 4 Chords providing a top 40 artist roster. For more information on the NoFace and 4 Chords Records collaboration and the “Like You Used To” Remix Package, visit www.4chordsrecords.com. Fourteen-year-old Tuleshova, recognized for her jaw-dropping voice and being a top finalist on America’s Got Talent, is the label’s flagship artist. Follow us on socials

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LOST KINGS RELEASE NEW TRACK “ME, MYSELF AND ADDERALL” FT. GOODY GRACE TODAY !

The 15 date tour will kick off on August 26th in Durham, NC and end Denver, Colorado on October 1st with two stops at NYC’s historic Webster Hall. Lost Kings are back are hitting the road this summer on their Miss The Future Tour. Last month, the two released the music video to their track “I Miss The Future” ft. The duo will debut the track live for the first time at Lollapalooza on Saturday, July 31st @ Perry’s stage. Jordan Shaw (click here to watch). singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace today via Disruptor/RCA Records. Listen to the track here. The two will also make stops at Lollapolooza and EDC Las Vegas with more to be announced soon. For more information on the tour and specific presales please visit https://www.wearelostkings.com/. The deeply personal music video was directed by Kyle Cogan and takes a look at the past year and what they missed, while also paying tribute to Rob’s father and those lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their latest track “Me, Myself And Adderall” ft. Follow us on socials Lost Kings shared their excitement about getting back on the stage for their fans in an interview with CBS Chicago.
By Iuliana Prichea – July 10, 2021 96 0

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Hymerhos teamed up with Richie Loop to deliver you ‘If I don’t see you’ !

This tune sounds as refreshing as you can imagine, bursting out with sweet house rhythms and catchy vocals, nicely bridging gaps between classic house, cool contemporary dance and modern leads and synths. Hymerhos teamed up with Richie Loop to deliver you the ultimate summer dance anthem called ‘If I don’t see you’! Don’t miss out this one and don’t forget to save it to your favorite Spotify playlist! Follow us on socials
By Rudy Christian – July 10, 2021 61 0

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MEDUZA PRESENT A BLISTERING UPDATE OF FAITHLESS ‘INNADADANCE’ – THE THIRD SINGLE FROM ‘ALL BLESSED’ !

The Meduza remix will also appear as part of a special Digital Deluxeedition of ‘All Blessed’, released on 6 August which features original mixes, plus remixes of ‘Synthesizer’, ‘I Need Someone’, and the forthcoming Claptone remix of ‘Innadadance’. In a history that stretches back some 25 years, Faithless have long occupied a pivotal position in the world of British electronica. The new Faithless album ‘All Blessed’, their first studio LP in 10 years, is out now on BMG and has been winning rave reviews from press and fans alike. Faithless have graced festival stages the world over, including Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage twice. ‘Innadadance’ – the sumptuous third single to be taken from Faithless’s acclaimed album ‘All Blessed’ – gets a powerful reworking from world-renowned Italian electronic production trio Meduza, which is released on 9 July on BMG. 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. Meduza’s update features adrenaline pumping beats, stabbing string chords and pulsating synths swirling alongside the unforgettable vocals of Soul II Soul’s legendary Jazzie B and spoken word poet Suli Breaks to deliver a mesmerising cut which was made for the dancefloor. 

‘Innadadance’ is the third single to be taken from Faithless ‘All Blessed’, their first studio LP in 10 years, out now on BMG and winning rave reviews from press and fans alike. Follow us on socials 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. Globally, they’ve sold out multiple arena runs. Marrying elements of house, trip-hop, dub and a songwriting flair into arena-filling explosive, euphoric sounds. ‘Synthesizer’, the album’s first single, was backed by remixes from Maceo Plex, Cristoph, and Patrice Bäumel. Both ‘Synthesizer’ and ‘I Need Someone’ received strong support, including BBC Radio play from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley, Annie Nightingale, Shaun Keaveny, and Nemone. Previous single ‘I Need Someone’ was supported by acclaimed remixes from leading electronic producers Yotto, Alok, Paul Woolford, and Faithless’s Sister Bliss. ‘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. DJs supporting the track included Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, John Digweed, Marco Carola, Claptone, Gabriel & Dresden, and Kryder. The soulful highlight of Faithless ‘All Blessed’ is moved firmly into peak-time club territory by Meduza, who, as big fans of the iconic dance outfit, wanted to evoke memories of classic Faithless remixes with their reworking of ‘Innadadance’.

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Antonator keeps his incredible musical output with “Shadow” remix!

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The lead line phases and filters up and down as the various layers gel to make a thick crescendo of electronic noise. Follow us on socials The track ebbs and flows and as those synths continue to rise in intensity, creating a wall of sound which is bolstered by FX intensity. The gently distorted electro melody is supplemented by heavy synths melodies and a pitter-patter percussive rhythm, with the whole thing exploding into glorious life when the drop hits. Antonator keeps his incredible musical output rolling with another absolute belter in the form of new remix for “Shadows”, bordering techno and electronic genres in his usual highly effective fashion. Check it out bellow and let us know what you think! A torrent of rasping plucked synths swells to fever pitch in the break part, with a sleek electronic beat hammering into play soon after, on the drop. An epic lead line is teased deep in the depths of the track, revealing itself fully in the gargantuan breakdown.

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H3NRY THR!LL X KID BRIAN GET INSPIRATION FROM UK GARAGE SCENE FOR NEW SINGLE ‘I CAN FEEL YOU’!

Melodic samples make way for brash synth sections; a luxuriously languid female vocal underpins a secondary topline that bristles with energy and pace. Already scoring praise from the likes of A-listers Don Diablo, Lost Frequencies, Zonderling, Anna Lunoe, Oliver Heldens and more, and with the US club circuit now underway, 2021 and beyond should prove crucial turning points in the producer’s career. Follow us on socials After a few months, I found myself looking for inspiration from the old UK Garage scene. H3nry Thr!ll continues to make waves on the US bass scene with ‘I Can Feel You’, his brand new collaboration with fellow US producer Kid Brian. 

‘I Can Feel You’ is a roiling single that sees taut, spasming basslines punch through into lush segues that ooze sensual heat. ‘I Can Feel You’ is a perfect example of two production styles working together in complete harmony to produce an out-and-out dancefloor destroyer that doesn’t hold back on the attitude. 

“Working on this track has been such a crazy process,” H3nry said, “from the unique production style and the weird little sound design tricks we used. It was almost immediately after I made the intro for ‘I Can Feel You’, and I know it was the one right away. This is the comeback of the ‘Club Thrill’ sound and it gives a new, refreshing feel to it as well.” 

“I remember H3nry and I were planning a collab for a while,” Kid Brian added, “but every idea we came up with didn’t feel right. I found a cool vocal on Splice and sent it to Henry, and from there it was just about combining our sounds and making something really unique.”  Now based in America’s bassline capital LA, Thr!ll will find himself immersed headfirst in a creative cauldron that should see his profile and work reach new heights.

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WILL SPARKS DELIVERS HARD-HITTING FIVE-TRACK EP ‘NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS’!

By Alex Cristian – July 9, 2021 108 0

“I was finally able to have routine and work In the studio daily. A display of pure power and club-wrecking capabilities, this five-track EP is able to crack dance floors to the point where they look more like mosaic pieces than something sturdy you can spend entire club nights on. Will Sparks has never been one to hold back in the studio (or with his speaker-busting live sets for that matter) and his music is a testament to that perseverance and unbridled drive. It gave me a purpose and belief that my sound was continuing to evolve.”

Follow us on socials I’ve always valued authentic, hard-hitting and driving music that lifts you up and gives you a sense of euphoria, so I challenged myself to design sounds and come up with certain techniques that have never been done before. Exploring these sounds was such a release for me. After dropping various high-impact singles onto Armada Music, the Australian DJ and producer is pushing out with ‘Techno Viking’ to complete his hard-hitting five-track EP on the Amsterdam-, New York- and London-based record label: ‘Nothing More, Nothing Less’. It inspired me to think outside the box: to change my sound while sticking to my roots. Colleen D’Agostino), ‘Cumon’, ‘Pills’ (with Short Round) and latest addition ‘Techno Viking’, Will Sparks’ ‘Nothing More, Nothing Less’ EP hits like a fully loaded freight train at maximum velocity. Comprising nothing but scorching cuts in the form of ‘Not Awake’, ‘Close’ (feat. “This body of work started at the beginning of COVID”, Will Sparks says.

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SIMINA GRIGORIU RELEASES TECHNO MONKEY REMIXED VOL. 1 ON KUUKOU RECORDS !

Each artist has brought his or her personal flavour to the project and I’m super excited to share this with you guys!” 

Simina Grigoriu – Techno Monkey Remixed Vol. Speaking about the project, Simina commented:

“I love that this project has come to fruition—it’s been a long time in the making. Out now, the campaign launches with the first star-studded EP, which comes complete with an eclectic trio of contributions from electronic music royalty, Paul Kalkbrenner, American techno maven Camea and Kuukou Records favourite, Hito. Last but by no means least, and making her eagerly-anticipated return to Kuukou Records, is Japanese icon and Model1 ambassador, Hito. My original Techno Monkey track was part of the first EP I released on Kuukou six years ago. Follow us on socials Introducing Techno Monkey Remixed Vol. 1…

Inaugurating the three-pronged package is the man himself, Paul Kalkbrenner. With an array of diverse releases clocked on the likes of Bpitch, M_nus, Plus 8, Get Physical, Clink Recordings and her very own Neverwhere over the course of her esteemed fifteen-year career, the über-talented artists finally makes her long-awaited debut on Kuukou, as she re-paints Grigoriu’s original with her own frenzied palate of dystopian, sci-fi electronica. I was a bit wary of releasing nine different remixes of my original but I was also excited to see what everyone would do with it. Almost exactly five years to the day since her critically acclaimed Techno Monkey EP first did its damage across international airwaves and packed, sweaty warehouses, Berlin-based artiste and Kuukou Records label boss Simina Grigoriu now breathes fresh life into one of the most iconic records in her expansive career discography, as she announces a Techno Monkey remix project of colossal proportions. Over the course of this year, Simina and the Kuukou Records team will be releasing a total of nine huge remixes of the 2016 original, brought to you by a carefully curated selection of the most exciting names in electronic names, new and old. Next up to the plate is US-born, Berlin-based techno sensation, Camea. 1 is out now via Kuukou Records. A true legend of electronic music and the mastermind behind timeless global chart-topping hits including Sky and Sand, No Goodbye and Parachute, the internationally lauded Berlin Calling icon commences proceedings in true Kalkbrenner style, as he takes us on a hypnotic seven-minute journey across an up-tempo landscape of driving rhythms, expertly layered textures, and ethereal undulating timbres. Still riding high off the back of her massive label debut in October 2020 with Kobe, the prolific producer and Watergate regular rounds off Volume 1 in immaculate style as she delivers a slick amalgamation of punchy percussion, growling bass and trippy samples for her playful Hito’s Monkey In The Jungle Remix.

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JOACHIM PASTOR RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘KENGER’ FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM!

By Alex Cristian – July 9, 2021 64 0

Hot on the heels of reworking Signum’s 1998 classic ‘What Ya Got 4 Me’, Joachim Pastor places his unique brand of melodious electronic in the limelight again. Designed to make listeners feel with every fiber of their being, his music is an expression of emotion with a danceable twist, endorsed by hundreds of thousands of fans on Spotify alone as well as those who witnessed his performances at the likes of Dour, Tomorrowland, Paleo, Olympia, Solidays, DGTL, Pleinvrees and more. Joachim Pastor: “I produced this track a long time ago for a special live with Cercle alongside friend and fellow artist NTO. Follow us on socials I really wanted to make something hypnotic with an almost mechanical melody, and ended up contrasting the repetitions with a big lead exploding mid-track.”

Inspired by the works of seminal artists such as Daft Punk, Sonata Arctica and Jean-Michel Jarre, Joachim Pastor’s melodious brand of electronica offers a sense of sophistication not easily found in today’s music world. Illustrating the beauty of contrast through a mash of delicate plucks and curled bass tones, ‘Kenger’ the perfect track to keep the momentum on an upward trajectory in the lead up to the highly anticipated release of the French studio magician first-ever album.