Friday, 8 November 2019

Music producer Knife Party release additional Halloween remix from 'Lost Souls EP'


After releasing the explosive ‘Lost Souls EP’ back in July as well as two huge remixes, Knife Party can exclusively announce the final remix in the package is from Dutch EDM DJ and producer Laidback Luke.

Remixing fan-favorite ‘Death & Desire’ ft. Harrison, Laidback Luke’s reworking of the track will complete the package which already features remixes of ‘Ghost Train’ by DnB heavyweight Muzzy and ‘Lost Souls’ by British duo Annix.

In just 3 months since release, the EP has hit over 5.7 million streams in total, with the remixes totaling almost a quarter of a million plays on their own. You can listen to the Laidback Luke remix now.



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Monday, 4 November 2019

Music producer Xanti, Tim Bell & Elenoir released new song ‘Queen Of Love’



French-Italian DJ/Producer Xanti, vocalist Elenoir and LA-based artist Tim Bell have collaborated on new single ‘Queen Of Love’, out now via Polydor Records.

A dark and pulsating track, ‘Queen Of Love’ is topped with an original melody that succeeds in delivering a special twist. It’s based on a sample of Al Bowlly’s 1932 song ‘My Woman’, which later became more popular with White Town’s ‘Your Woman’ in 1997. The track reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in addition to topping the charts in Sweden and Spain.

By the end of its chart run, the single amassed top 10 placements in over 12 countries including Australia, Ireland, and Italy.  Celebrated as one of the 90s most defining singles, Pitchfork named it as one of their top 200 tracks for the entire decade.

Comprising three different and creative artists, ‘Queen of Love’ marks the second collaboration between Xanti and Elenoir after collaborating on the Maroma project which to date has been streamed over 2 million times. Rounding out the package, the Italian artists teamed up with Tim Bell and ‘Queen Of Love’ was the end result.

Xanti is the alias of Matteo Romano. Since first falling in love with music while touring Italy with his drummer father, he has released tracks on prestigious labels such as Cr2 Records, Armada, Enhanced Music and Disco: Wax. Receiving widespread support and praise from the likes of Hardwell,  Afrojack,  Eddie Halliwell, and Dimitri  Vegas  &  Like  Mike before starting his own Backdoor Music Group label.

Tim Bell’s smooth melodies, dynamic beats, and sleek style has seen him cultivate a status as one of the most respected electronic artists in the US. The haunting ‘Deep Inside’ peaked at #22 in the Deep House charts and was featured by Steve Angello during his BBC Radio 1  residency. ‘Hold  My  Hand’ was Trackitdown’s ‘Featured  Track’ and Radio 105’s ‘Top Tune of the Week’. His soulful rework of Stone Van Brooken’s ’Wrong Way’ rose up the iTunes Top 40 charts in Italy and Germany and to date has been streamed over 750,000 times on Spotify.

Elenoir’s studies in Art, Literature and Philosophy offered the budding singer several sources of inspiration,  while she grew up listening to musicians ranging from Portishead,  Massive  Attack,  Nine  Inch  Nails to  Madonna and  Amy Winehouse. These tastes have combined to inform her own enticing sound - one that Elenoir can only amplify through her ethereal voice. Her previous single ‘This War’ was awarded the 2018 ‘Special Prize’ from one of Italy’s top radio stations, Radio DeeJay.

‘Queen Of Love’ marks the start of what could well be a fruitful creative partnership between three natural talents.




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Allow yourself to question whether it's 'Chemical Or Love' in Barrea's latest song


Presenting a combination of Hip Hop and reggaeton, Vincent Barrea arrives on the scene with ‘Chemical Or Love’ via Maitre Music. The track was premiered via Clash Magazine who described it as, “roll(ing) theatrical, uptempo piano together with contemporary trap-style beats and Barrea’s clear vocals sitting high in the mix”. You can read the full premiere here.

"My music represents freedom and joy! It is capable of giving the impulses which make life interesting and surprising. This allows one to feel solace from their problems and experiences" - says Vincent Barrea, performer, musician and dancer. Taking a listen to his work and one is confronted with the care-free abandon that Barrea’s work presents.

Barrea’s sound combines elements of Mykki Blanco, Yung Beef and Zebra Katz creating a unique sense of style that is not to be missed.



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Music producer KSHMR and Australian musician Timmy Trumpet headline first-ever Dharma showcase at ADE 2019



California-born DJ and producer KSHMR and Melbourne bounce innovator Timmy Trumpet will headline the first-ever Dharma World party at Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place on Wednesday 16th October at The Artist World.

The all-star lineup also includes Swedish EDM favorite KAAZE as special guest, Asian producer 22Bullets, Russian duo Dropgun, Spinnin’ Records-singed trio JETFIRE, Mexico’s Mariano Bo and rising talent Marnik.

Launched by KSHMR in 2017, Dharma has since released dozens of singles and EPs from some of the most exciting names in EDM. A sub-label of Spinnin’ Records, it has put out music from the likes of Crossnaders, Jetfire, Mike Williams and of course KSHMR himself.

Collaborating with The Far East Movement and Dev, KSHMR’s biggest commercial success came in 2010 as part of production duo The Cataracs, with the smash hit ‘Like A G6’ spending three weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. As a solo artist, he is best known for ‘Secrets’, the huge 2015 collaboration with Tiesto that has racked up over 40 million Spotify streams to date. He has since produced a wealth of hit tracks, such as ‘Megalodon’ ‘Burn’ ‘Karate’ and ‘Wildcard’.

One of the most forward-thinking electronic music record labels, Dharma’s showcase at ADE is destined to be one of the highlights of what is a huge week in the dance music calendar.


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Music producer TCTS reveals new song 'Not Ready For Love' ft Maya B



On the heels of sustained global success with packed gigs and prolific production output, TCTS shares a brand- new single entitled “Not Ready For Love” featuring Maya B today. Get it HERE via Astralwerks.

The critically acclaimed UK producer, artist, remixer, and DJ architects a rich soundscape upheld by a simmering beat, house energy, and club-ready grooves. Gliding above this sonic backdrop, Maya B’s voice slips from seductive verses into a catchy and confessional chorus, “I guess I’m not ready for love.” It has all the makings of a crossover anthem.

Right out of the gate, DJ Mag awarded the song a rating of 8.5-out-of-10 and claimed, “This future-bound house gem from UK producer/artist TCTS is peak time ecstasy with enough bounce to shake any dancefloor.” It also follows up last month’s “Lazerbeams.” Right out of the gate, the track earned praise with EDM Tunes predicting, “We can expect him to carry forward this momentum into the rest of 2019.”

Over the past several years, TCTS (born Sam O’Neill) quietly rose to the forefront of electronic dance music. Between originals and remixes, he has churned out over 40 million streams and counting in addition to receiving praise courtesy of NYLON, i-D, Stereogum, The FADER, Clash, MTV, Wonderland, Spin, Mixmag, Vibe, The Guardian, and more. Superstars such as Haim, Bazzi and Jessie Ware have sought him out for remixes. Meanwhile, he has graced the stages of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Hideout, and Miami Music Week in addition to touching down everywhere from Australia and Asia to Ibiza where he performed at Amnesia and BBC Radio 1 and headlined Ocean Beach Club. Now, he positions himself for a major mainstream breakthrough in 2019, blasting off with the single “Lazerbeams.”

Maya B is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based experimental artist began writing music at the age of 7 and has excelled ever since, often bringing conflicting ideas together with originality and authenticity. Adding another dimension to her passion for sound, art and words, Maya B produced her own zine. The D.I.Y. publication on oversized newsprint spotlights her gorgeously subversive art: Her Pain / Her Brain. VIEW HERE. Her single “Getty Woah” is out via Capitol Records now.


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Friday, 1 November 2019

Heed warning from Gidon Schockens latest music video


Israeli producer Gidon Schocken has released the music video for ‘Show Me The Way (feat. Filippo Fabbri, Tahel & Ori Lichtik)’. The track is lifted from his debut album, Immerse via Gidon Schocken Music. Ahead of the album release, Schocken shared ‘Sunn (feat. Afik Doari)’, ‘Show Me The Way’ and ‘Say It Right (Nelly Furtado Cover feat. Tahel)’.

Directed by Stephan Stelman, the music video depicts a torrid love affair between three friends and shows what happens when jealousy gets in the way. Or perhaps it’s a warning to the listener to not get involved in random street brawls. Either way, the effect of the dramatic lighting and harsh facial expressions will sit with the watch long past the video ends. The video features Ben Shamay, Hila Mann, Lev Levin and Ofer Greenberg.

“The track is about the fragility of life, how death can be so sudden and abrupt and how sometimes there's no time to truly say goodbye to a loved one. I’d met up with a good friend for dinner who had told me of a family member’s sudden passing. A few hours later I got back home, worked on the track and added the main synth that comes in around the middle that set the tone for the rest of the song.” He goes on to add “The music video is similar to the story of the track but in a different light. We tried to depict how everything can change in one moment, but in the video, it's a group of friends who get lost in a moment of lust, jealousy and violence.” - Gidon Schocken shares the personal nature of the track.


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