Friday, 16 November 2018

A dark & honest EDM track that’ll help you get over your ex: DRUGZZ - ‘Never Ever’

At the end of last month, rising star future-bass artist DRUGZZ dropped a brand new single via Super Serious, ‘Never Ever’, and we think it’s the perfect track for those out there getting over that frustratingly on-your-mind ex in their lives.

DRUGZZ’ new heartbreak anthem is one that keeps you on your toes. Starting with retro synths and deep bass-beats, Sam Alan of DRUGGZ then jumps in with powerful and emotive vocals that bring the piece to its apex. The drop takes us to an epic set of electronic sounds that flow and pop like liquid, over warm synth and crisp drums.

In a press release, DRUGZZ explained, "'Never Ever' came out of a time of fantasy and disbelief. When two worlds come crashing down - it makes you want to go somewhere else."

Listen to ‘Never Ever’, the new killer single by DRUGZZ, below.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Interview: We get to know Jonth, the DJ/music producer making massive waves in the house and EDM world

Jesper Jonth AKA Jonth is only in his early 20’s but has already been producing music for over a decade. With dedication and passion like that, it’s no surprise that this Swedish musician has since built a dedicated following online and has been supported by some of the biggest names in the EDM scene.

Jonth has just released an infectious new EDM track titled ‘Viper’. The single begins with a quirky tune that bounces all over Jonth’s crisp drumbeats and moves into massive synth-driven drops that are sure to fill any dance-floor the moment they hit.

Listen to ‘Viper’ by Jonth, below.

We caught up with Jonth and chatted about dubstep, putting emotion into melodies and some exciting projects coming up in the future.

To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?

From my own ears, I can't really distinguish my own style and what makes it unique, but I've been told that my style revolves around my way of writing melodies, chord progressions, sounds and just the structure in general! :) I always try to make my tracks sound very different from each other yet maintain my style.

How did it all start for you? Why music?

So, I was 11 years old, chilling in front of the computer just looking for things to do and it just happened, really. I wanted to try to make music. 11 years later, here I am!

What three albums would you say influenced your sound the most?

That is such a hard question for me since I've been doing this for so long. I've got so many influences from here and there and I keep getting new ones every day so I'm gonna have to leave that question unanswered.

Are there any key pieces of equipment that you can't live without?

1. My PC of course, for many reasons. I need it to connect with people and to make my music mainly.
2. My studio monitors, I’ve noticed that i'm relying on them heavily recently. It's not a must have for others but once you're used to 'em you need 'em.
3. My laptop, so I can work on the road.

What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.

Emotions mainly. I know that certain combination of notes can trigger different kind of emotions and I try to put my emotions into the melodies and chords that I write.
From another perspective, I've been listening to a lot of dubstep and other glitch genres lately and I'm trying to implement the vibes from those type of tracks into my music these days. I also wanna get into the dubstep game too ;)
Honestly though, if you're in the best creative mindset, anything can inspire you to create whatever you want to. Everything has I's own kind of beauty and it is always up for interpretation and conversion into other forms of art, mine being my music.

What is one sub-genre you think doesn't get the attention it deserves?

Brostep and Glitch-hop for sure! I went to the Monstercat: Uncaged event at ADE this year and I realized the full power of that kind of music, it was completely and utterly mental.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

Rudelies has been killing the game lately and is probably on the verge of blowing up. I'm not just saying that because we are friends since he is also an inspiration of mine.

If you could collaborate with any artist, living or not, who would you choose and why?

Virtual Riot, because he makes all of his sounds himself. He is so incredibly persistent and technically skilled. He also seems like a really sound guy.

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?

Again, I have to say the Monstercat: Uncaged event. Seeing the Feed Me, Noisia and Pegboard nerds live could potentially have changed the way I look at electronic music forever. The different ways you can experiment with music and still make sense out of it.

What can we expect from Jonth in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

I've got a couple official remixes for some big artists coming up in the near future. I can't be too specific because I don't know if that info is confidential. I'm actually currently working on a small free sample pack for the other producers out there wanting to pick it up. Of course some more bangers from me and Debris! I'll leave you with a cliffhanger saying that I've got something very big cooking but I'm not allowed to say ;)

Famous last words?

Shoutout to Illumi Music for the continuous support!

Follow Jonth: Facebook / Soundcloud / Instagram 

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Backlash for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2018 list as Reddit’s is praised as more accurate

The name’s are in for this year’s DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2018 and the international DJ community (artists and fans alike) is not happy. With loads of big names in the scene criticising DJ Mag’s methods, the list has been roasted the world over; many have commented on how a great deal of the ‘top’ DJ’s are only there because of expensive, exorbitant media campaigns that ensured them spots on the list. 

Luckily, our rag-tag friend Reddit saved the day on this one, sharing their very own list that seems to be way more accurate when it comes to which DJs should be in the topspots. Although there are many differences between the two lists, both have Martin Garrix placed firmly at the top, which perhaps says something for this young Dutch artist. 

Check out and compare the DJ Mag list with Reddit’s selection, below.

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2018

1. Martin Garrix
51. Above & Beyond
76. Da Tweekaz
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
52. Jeffrey Sutorius (formerly of Dash Berlin)
77. Breathe Carolina
3. Hardwell
28. Headhunterz
53. Carl Cox
78. Deniz Koyu // KO:YU
4. Armin van Buuren
29. Angerfist
54. Martin Jensen
79. Adam Beyer
5. David Guetta
30. Bassjackers
55. Paul van Dyk
80. Daddy's Groove
6. Tiësto
31. The Chainsmokers
56. Will Sparks
81. Mosimann
7. Don Diablo
32. Kygo
57. Claptone
82. Tchami
8. Afrojack
33. Timmy Trumpet
58. Steve Angello
83. Nghtmre
9. Oliver Heldens
34. Vini Vici
59. deadmau5
84. DJ L
10. Marshmello
35. Wolfpack
60. Robin Shulz
85. Wildstylez
11. Steve Aoki
36. Alan Walker
61. Richie Hawtin
86. Marco Carola
12. R3hab
37. Blasterjaxx
62. Florian Picasso
87. Cedric Gervais
13. Alok
38. Danny Avila
63. Swedish House Mafia
88. MaRLo
14. W&W
39. Kura
64. Jay Hardway
89. Deorro
15. Avicii
40. Calvin Harris
65. Miss K8
90. Andy C
41. Axwell /\ Ingrosso
66. Mike Williams
91. Solomun
17. Lost Frequencies
42. Diplo
67. Andrew Rayel
92. Lucas & Steve
43. Nicky Romero
68. Mariana Bo
93. Markus Schulz
19. Vintage Culture
44. Zedd
69. Radical Redemption
94. Bobina
20. Eric Prydz
45. Alesso
70. Brennan Hart
95. Paul Kalkbrenner
21. Skrillex
46. Tujamo
71. Swanky Tunes
96. Alison Wonderland
22. Fedde Le Grand
47. Yellow Claw
97. Nina Kraviz
23. Ummet Ozcan
48. Cat Dealers
73. Carta
98. Rave Republic
24. DJ Snake
49. ATB
74. Aly & Fila
99. Carl Nunes
25. Quintino
50. Diego Miranda
75. Ferry Corsten
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Monday, 3 September 2018

UK Garage icons, Original Dodger, prove they still got what it takes in new track 'Bubblin'.

Previously known as Artful Dodger, this UK duo returns with a brand new single, ‘Bubblin’, from their upcoming Momentum EP. Having been active since 1996, Pete Devereux and Mark Hill have shown that they will still be remembered in the modern EDM scene.

In 2017, Original Dodger released ‘Find Space’ that featured vocals from Shakka. The track saw success and was also featured on BBC Radio 1 as Mista Jam’s ‘Jam Hot’. Their music is known as being one of the staple points in UK Garage history as they were the pioneers of crossing the movement over to the mainstream, in the process launching the career of Craig David who has since seen widespread success. 

Original Dodger’s latest release ‘Bubblin’ is a fun take on UKG and is easy on the ears, showcasing that this track is bound to find success on radio platforms worldwide. Blended with an array of old-school elements, this smooth production is masterfully accompanied by talented vocal work complemented by a hypnotic bassline and thumping beat.

Listen to ‘Bubblin’ below:

Momentum Tracklist:
Original Dodger - Give You Up feat. IDA
Original Dodger - Give You Up feat. IDA (Vybz Riddim)
Original Dodger - Bubblin’
Original Dodger - Bubblin’ (DVRX VIP)

Momentum is set for release on 14 September 

Buy/Stream 'Bubblin' here.

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Friday, 24 August 2018

Electro-Pop Duo TGC returns with dreamy new single, 'ECG'.

Electro-pop duo TGC (The Green Children) prepare their latest dreamy single “ECG” scheduled for release on the 24th of August via Illuminated City. Their 2014 video for  ‘Outline’ connected with and supported the work of The Planetary Society, including partners such as famed scientist Bill Nye as well as Yale University.

TGC have been around for a while and have been no stranger to the spotlight having been praised by Rolling Stone & Huffington Post with their single ‘Dreamers’ becoming a viral hit. ‘Dreamers’ went on to amass more than 10 million views, and over 50 million views online via widely sourced channels such as Mr Deep Sense, ElectroPosé’s sister channel Escape and Billboard

Their new single is a return to form for TGC as ‘ECG’ will grab your attention and refuse to let go until the very end. It’s dreamy in its production nature, yet still manages to hit home with powerful vocals, all layered to create the an ethereal atmosphere of sound and emotion. 

On the latest single, TGC comment:
"ECG is about an undeniable love attraction to someone you shouldn’t really be with. It was one of those songs that came to us very quickly which is usually a good sign.”

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Gorgon City and NAATIONS share EDM-House fuelled music video, "Let It Go"

Gorgon City have just released their brand new album ‘Escape’ - the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their debut album ‘Sirens’ in 2014 which sold over 70,000 UK copies, with the pair amassing over 675 million combined streams in their career so far. In line with the arrival, they have also released the official video for ‘Let It Go’ featuring NAATIONS. ‘Let It Go’ follows on from previous NAATIONS collaboration ‘Real Life’ (with Duke Dumont), a Balearic anthem which soon became the soundtrack to the 2017 Ibiza season. The video is directed by Mikhail Mehra, the Indian-American creative talent responsible for Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s ‘Lean On’. Focusing on Matt and Kye (Gorgon City) as they drive through the LA night, ‘Let It Go’ sees two ambiguous female figures emerge from the duo’s vehicle, matching the brooding and mysterious mood of the production.

Watch the video for 'Let It Go ft. NAATIONS' by Gorgon City below -  
‘Escape’ showcases Gorgon City’s sonic diversity, ranging from more downtempo summer chill-out anthems, to more club-ready productions, including Go Deep’, as well as ‘Hear That’ feat D Double E and ‘One Last Song’ with JP Cooper and Yungen.
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Friday, 3 August 2018

10 best remixes of the week; Crookers, Kasbo, Benson, Krono, Cray & More

One of the luxuries of being a fan of electronic music, is that there will always be remixes doing the rounds on the internet. It can seem daunting because there are so much good stuff out there, but don’t worry, that’s why we’re here.

We listened to dozens of tracks that became popular in the past week and round them a all up for you in one place. Enjoy our favourite 10 remixes below:

Mavi Phoenix - Los Santos (Crookers Infinity Mix)

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Crookers reworked this expletive filled track from Austrian newcomer Mavi Phoenix. The anti-cyberbullying ‘Los Santos’ will have you swearing at everyone around you (but in a good way).

Zhu x Tame Impala - My Life (KRANE Remix)

There have been countless remixes of the exquisite ZHU and Tame Impala collaborative work ‘My Life’, but KRANE’s rendition might beat them all. Keeping enough melancholy of the original track, it slowly builds into an emotional future-bass inspired climax.

Ed Sheeran - Happier (Kasbo Remix)

Ed Sheeran is arguably one of the biggest stars in music today, and his hit ‘Happier’ as been proof of that. Kasbo’s rendition of Sheeran’s hit, keeps the light heartedness of the folk-hit, but adds some extra synth. It’s a very dreamy track that will make you long for road trips along the coastline with friends.

Drugzz - Someone Other Than Me (Krono Remix)
Already quite established in the electronic music scene, Krono has recently released his remix of relative newcomer Drugzz’s track ‘Someone Other Than Me’. It’s layered with synths and a consistent bassline making this a feel-good track with a darker undertone.

Twenty One Pilots - Jumpsuit (Telykast Remix)

The biggest name sin the alternative music scene, Twenty One Pilots, recently released Jumpsuit to critical acclaim. Their music has always been a bottomless pit of amazing remix material, and that’s exactly why Telykast’s remix is so refreshing. It does away with the heavy guitar riffs, and instead adds a bit of future bass.

Jaguar Dreams - Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)

It sometimes takes years for an artist to grow into their own sound and for the masses to grow into it as well. This is not the case with Jaguar Dreams. Their debut release ‘Dreams’ is a synth-filled cover of the classic Fleetwood Mac. We’re keen to see what this group has in store for the future!

The Wombats - Cheetah Tongue (Benson Remix)

Benson’s remix of indie group The Wombats’ ‘Cheetah Tongue’ adds a lot of bass, a thumping beat and transforms the indie track into a house tune that is sure to fill clubs and dance floors throughout the world.

Alan Walker & K-391 - Ignite (Psyke Remix)
Alan Walker has had one of the most successful runs in the EDM scene since he’s started out with ‘Faded’. Psyke’s remix of ‘Ignite’ transforms the song into a raw and marching bass house tune which is sure to make you pull some faces.

Kasbo - Your Tempo (Tennyson Remix)

Another Kasbo entry on the list, but this time he is the one being remixed by none other than Tennyson. Their version completely revitalises the song as they turn it into an almost indie-pop like track, while still maintaining everything that we like about the original.

Maroon 5 - Girls Like You Ft. Cardi B (Cray Remix)

Up and coming producer Cray has put her spin on Maroon 5 and Cardi B’s smash hit, ‘Girls Like You’. She managed to keep the style of the original, while making it her own in this instant summer favourite. 

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Dua Lipa lambasted after inaccurate Tomorrowland tweet

The past weekend saw the little town of Boom in Belgium explode into one of the biggest gatherings of electronic music in the whole world; Tomorrowland. Each year it sees a vast array of artists grace the multiple stages in a massive celebration of all things EDM. It’s arguably one of the most popular festivals in the world, but it seems that Dua Lipa didn’t get that.

After her performance at Tomorrowland, she made a tweet which got her a lot of flack. In the since deleted tweet, Dua Lipa claimed that she was the first international female artist to ever perform at this huge festival. 
It didn’t take long for Twitter to remind her of how wrong she was.

Let this be a lesson to us all; before bragging about something, let’s make sure to do some research first. Even if it is a simple Google search. 
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Hotel Garuda shocks fans with break up announcement, but leaves us with a new single

Hotel Garuda announced via Twitter that they will break up after only 4 years, making this a sad day in the electronic dance music scene.

Comprised of Manilla Killa and Candleweather, the duo promised that they won’t stop making music and it’s simply time for the next move. Their uplifting house music has filled dancefloors across the world to critical and commercial success.

Along with the announcement, they also released a lyric video for their brand new single, ‘Blurry Eyes Ft. Runn’.

We’re sad to see Hotel Garuda go, but we’re excited to see what they will tackle next!

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Illenium shares 'Awake' remix complication

Released 18th of June, Illenium published a 15 track remix compilation named 'Awake' featuring the likes of StayLoose, Kompany, Thoreu, Trivecta, AWAY, WE ARE FURY, Crystal Skies. Enjoy below:

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Claptone reveals new multifaced Album 'Fantast'

'The Man With The Mask" reveals new 13-track album 'Fantast' featuring Zola Blood, Ben Duffy, Mitt Simons, Katie Stelmanis & many more! In fact, every single song of his new release features another talented artist causing lots of variety throughout all productions. From slow,  rather melancolic to deep, uplifting dance tunes, Claptone shares different vibes and genres at once. 

Listen to 'Fantast' below 

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

32Stitches Shares New Single 'Fallout'

Electronic and future-bass producer 32Stitches shares his incredible new single ‘Fallout’ following his remixed single, “Remember This” with bass-house extraordinaire JustLuke. The Mumbai-born artist has produced the greatly successful remix work with fellow artists and producers Adam Sky, Davoodi and No Class for Tom & Hills’ 2017 package ‘Lies ft. Cosmos’ which was released via the international record label giant Universal Music.

‘Fallout’ is a spirited club-anthem that is sure to set dancefloors ablaze with it’s inspired bass kicks, and energetic vocals - the song immediately puts you into a dancing mood. 32Stitches’ love for production and writing lyrics come through seamlessly on this new production with it’s alluring vocals and upbeat melody. The new single grips you from the onset with its intense lyrics;

“We have our hearts but you gotta trust me.”

32Stitches says of the inspiration behind the track, “This track's story is shown as the relationship between myself and my dog and how we have been there for each other through thick and thin.”

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Armada Music Release 100 tracks on 4 CD's to Celebrate 15 Years of Quality Dance Music

A 100-track rich electronic dance complilation of Armada's history prooves the labels successes within previous years. Listening to these tunes will shoot you back to good times.

Listen to the entire compilation on spotify

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Monday, 4 June 2018

KLYMVX share latest single “Siento ft. Marissa Chibli”

Parisian electro-pop duo KLYMVX share latest single “Siento ft Marissa Chibli” on June 1st via Sony Music/ SMART. Since already establishing themselves as accomplished artists, they have amassed over 15 million streams globally with their single “After Midnight” featuring Emily Zeck.

Based in Paris, and formed in late 2014, KLYMVX are a French electronic-music DJ and producer duo consisting of musicians and producers Axel and Hovig. KLYMVX has also appeared at many festivals including Spain’s Pacha Salou and Paris’ celebrated Fête de la Musique event, KLYMVX performed alongside Klosman, Yall and Uppermost at Palais de Tokyo (YOYO) supporting Lost Frequencies, as well as various other concerts in Paris with Henri PFR via LiveNation.

Siento” by KLYMVX is an instant seasonal classic; kicking off with soulfully strummed acoustic guitar lines sitting comfortably underneath vocalist Marissa Chibli’s beautiful vocal tones.

Speaking on the latest single, KLYMVX comment:

“To give you a little anecdote, in the drop you can hear what sounds like a flute but actually isn’t. We were on a terrace with our beers (we were just messing around) and after having drunk two or three of them, one of us blew into his bottle and frankly, that’s how we found the drop! We found Marissa on the internet, thanks to her multiple covers, and immediately knew we’d found the singer we needed. We're from Paris, we live in the grey. We've always said that we make music to make people smile and convey a positive message, and this time we tried to bring the nice weather with us too – and that’s what made "Siento".”

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AVICII’S ‘Heaven’ With Chris Martin

With tragic passing of Avicii last month, the internet rapidly went rife with speculation about a possibility of there being new Avicii music for all to hear. The late EDM icon had just released a new EP in August which was alleged to be a greater body of work. Despite all that, Avicii’s reps denied that there will be no Avicii album to be released this year.

That said, ‘new’ Avicii material has since surfaced – and it’s a collaboration with old friend Chris Martin of Coldplay no less called “Heaven.” Those who have seen Avicii’s documentary Avicii: True Stories, might recall a scene with Chris Martin and Avicii in the studio, which we are to assume gave way to this record. The record had officially surfaced last month when it had been played by Nicky Romero as a tribute to Avicii at Koningsdag, but many alternate versions with different vocals have been spotted across the internet since last year.

With so many Avicii fans still in mourning, this will no doubt elicit some cathartic release.

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Friday, 25 May 2018

In Conversation With Spce CadeX

'Out Of The Milky Way', Spce CadeX are two Future Pop Bass guys from NYC. Steven and Lefty personally believe that music is the strongest form of self expression. Music can show emotions and feelings without even saying a word. That's why they are so passionate about making music and never gave up through all the negativity that they have received for being producers.

"Let our music speak. You hear our sound now all we ask is, don't copy it. Be inspired by it and make something creative with the inspiration. Be your own essence."

We caught up with the producer DUO for some personal insights about what influenced them the most, what equipment and pug-ins they use and what they are up to in the near future. Enjoy the read:

Let's give 'Fools Gold' feat. LUX a listen

Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
Hey, we are doing good and just producing music before doing this interview haha.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound? *
Our sound is consisted of the melodic dubstep side of EDM. We add some catchy top lines to make the track unique and catchy in the end.

What are the 5 albums and artists that have influenced you the most?
Oh man this is such a hard question as we are influenced by a lot of artist. Definitely our top choices would be Illenium, Said The Sky, Breathe Carolina, Grey, and Gryffin. We're always listening to their music, literally on repeat all day to gain some inspiration.

Steven: Chameleon by Grey and Illenium Album
Lefty: Lots of J Cole haha but Riggi & Piros, NGHTMRE, Slander, and many more.

What other artists do you really like at the moment and why?
We really love Unknown Brain and Grey at the moment. Their sound is so unique and clean. We are huge fans of Grey, their recent album really drives our inspiration off the roof. From the start you can immediately tell that this album is unique and different from other sounds in EDM you hear everyday.

What are some of the key pieces of gear you use to write your tracks in the studio? Or do you prefer to use software and plug ins?
We prefer to use Logic and our favorite plug in at the moment is Spire and Kontakt. Ohhhh also forgot we love to record on our electric and bass guitar. Most of our guitar sounds come from that, it adds a more natural feeling to the tracks that we make.

Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?
Not really, we are firm believers of less is more so we just have a midi M-Audio Keyboard and our two guitars in the studio. We also have a launch pad but we barely use it haha so its collecting dust at the moment. We do plan to use it live once we start performing though.

Do you enjoy playing to an audience or working in the studio?
Believe it or not we have yet to play for an audience. We think that it will be a 50% split between both. We love to mix and also love to work on some new Spce CadeX music in the studio.

If we gave you the budget to put a line-up together for a mini fest, who would you book and where would you play?
Ohhh man we would add Grey, Unknown Brain, Midsplit, and other artist that inspire us to this day. For a location, maybe somewhere in Toronto or New York City (Which is our home).

If you weren't a musician what would you be?
Steven: Probably working in a office doing business consulting
Lefty: Same as Steven

Listen to 'Flying' feat. M.I.M.E

Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects, DJ mixes or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Yes we have a couple of releases for the next 3 months. We have one coming out on 4/20 and another one in May. The 3rd is still in the works as we have to make minor edits to the final version of the track.

Steven : We want to work on a official EP or maybe Album this summer. I feel like we are kind of at that stage to finally start working on bigger projects for our fans. Definitely going to be a lot of Spce vibes and we also want to experiment with this new sound that we've been working on in the studio. Should be fun!

For more information, visit Spce CadeX on Social Media
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