The Swiss talented producers, Waysons, are back with a huge official remix for superstar dj, R3HAB.
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Grammy award winning artist, Mr. Talkbox, known for his work with Bruno Mars on his smash "24K" and also Kendrick Lamar's "Loyalty", recently released a remix EP for his very own single, "Somethin Good", featuring one from the talented young artist, Petey Mac.
Blending an infectious groove with perfectly placed talkbox samples, this remix will get your blood pumping and make you want to be out on the dance floor. For Petey, this is a huge step forward in his career as this remix is his very first label release and hopefully the start of many more collaborations with Mr. Talkbox.
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With a bevy of highly acclaimed singles already under his belt, Wall Recordings regular Ravitez has returned to the label of dance music star Afrojack for another sublime offering. Right when the first rays of sun have started to drive the last of the winter cold away, the summer vibes of ‘I’m Not The One’ emerge to set the tone for the months to come.
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With angelic vocals and enticing chords taking charge, Ravitez’s ‘I’m Not The One’ delves into delightfully colorful atmospheres and magnetic rhythms to draw listeners in. Juggling the distinct flavors of Pop and House, this perfect, synergetic mash of sounds rises to wow people time and time again.
Since catching the dance music bug at a young age, Ravitez has made quite a bit of name for himself on both the live front and through his productions. The Dutchman joined Afrojack on tour at major festivals such as Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Tomorrowland in Belgium, EDC in Las Vegas and Untold Festival in Romania, and teamed up with the electronic music phenomenon on a bevy of world-class records, including ‘The Great Escape’ with Amba Shepherd, which landed him over 2 million streams on Spotify alone. As a remixer, he recently worked his magic on esteemed singles from Zedd (‘Stay’) and Lost Frequencies (‘All Or Nothing’), proving to everyone out there that he deserves to be regarded as one of the scene’s finest talents. And if there were somehow still doubters then, ‘I’m Not The One’ will have proven them wrong today.
Cementing Russia’s status as a heavyweight player in the dance music scene, here’s a
Summery collaboration from two homegrown acts, Dropgun & Aspyer. Next To Me is
out now on Tiësto’s label, Musical Freedom.
Perfectly fusing together pop sensibilities with the edginess of future bass,
Next To Me has that staying power, sure to score highly with tastemaker DJs
and fans alike. Its cool, minimal guitars, dramatic drop and captivating
vocals from Romy Dya guarantees this track as a summer anthem.
Dropgun & Aspyer explain: “Next To Me is our new Pop/Future Bass banger. We
wanted to make the track that harmoniously balancing between POP and EDM. It
wouldn’t be possible to do this without a powerful drop and a memorable melody. We
spent a very long time looking for emotional vocals, until we were lucky to meet Romy
Dya, that’s exactly what we wanted to hear, her voice really revealed the potential of
Dropgun are no strangers to collaborating on big tracks, with their breakthrough hit
Pyramids with DVBBS reaching #1 on Beatport and gaining over 30 million streams.
Known as ones to watch in Russia’s ever-growing dance world, Dropgun have received
he backing from The Chainsmokers, Avicii, Martin Garrix and Hardwell to name a
few. So, this collab with multi-instrumentalist/producer Aspyer from St. Petersburg –
who has previously worked with Matisse & Sadko, NLW (Afrojack) and KIIDA – is
definitely an exciting move for these breakthrough acts.
Russia’s BADFLITE has been rising through the electronic ranks lately with his tracks that blend everything from house to trap to chillstep. He provided a stunning remix of Matisse & Sadko’s Into You for STMPD RCRDS (Martin Garrix's label) recently, and now he returns with an original of his own.
Ain’t Coming Home is BADFLITE’s incredible attempt to unite his three favourite styles — electronic, house and R&B — into one irresistible concoction. It’s a resolute success, sophisticated and punchy at the same time and beautifully produced. The track’s mellow beginnings develop through the perfectly paired vocal, building to its soulful crescendo which really sends the track home. Subtle synth arrangements are matched with soft pianos and crisp percussion to make for a truly beautiful composition. The combination of producer and vocalist is so compelling that it demands further collaborations between the two.
BADFLITE has also released on San Holo’s Bitbird label and received support from major YouTube channels like Trap Nation and Chill Nation. We predict big things for his future if he keeps delivering the instant-classics like this.
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No one knows how to throw a party like Nicky Romero and his Protocol gang, and the label's latest release "Don't Know" is a guaranteed banger for this festival season. Moska, David Nova and Jay Klash - three emerging artists on Protocol - teamed up for "Don't Know," which is at once groovy and heavy-hitting with its percussive buildup and funky vocals that all lead up to the track's massive, reverberating drop and serrating synths. The three artists seamlessly fused a multitude of genres for their breakout track, appealing to fans at the bass stage as well as those looking for some old school, big-room house. Although all three Colombian artists are newcomers to the scene, Moska's remix of J Balvin's "Mi Gente" has been nominated for Best Remix at the WDM Radio Awards, and David Nova and Moska are in the process of making more music. Protocol is consistently at the forefront of the most exciting sounds to hit the electronic music scene, and we can look forward to hearing more from Moska, David Nova and Jay Klashas fresh members of the imprint's family.
Protocol Recordings has become synonymous with forward-thinking, dynamic electronic music since its creation in 2012 by Nicky Romeroand has seen immense success with both established and emerging artists. Last year Protocol celebrated its fifth birthday with a series of new releases including that culminated in their massive annual showcase at the Amsterdam Dance Event. Their first five years have been starred with now-classic tracks, such as Calvin Harris & Nicky Romero's "Iron," NERVO & Nicky Romero's "Like Home," Stadiumx "Howl At The Moon" and Tommy Trash's "HEX," forever solidifying Protocol as one of the most renowned electronic labels in the world. Protocol's focus on developing up-and-coming artists has garnered them a roster of incredible talent, from veterans like Tom Tyger, Raidenand Florian Picasso to new discoveries like Maximals, Sam Void and more. Between their ever-evolving imprint, captivating stage presence, and consistently incredible, cutting-edge new music, it's safe to say that Protocol has more than earned their spot at the top.
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Nepal| Last Monday, 16 April, in Sekha, a small mountain village in the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, the first Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School was opened. The date was highly symbolic because it was also the first official day of school in Nepal following the Nepalese New Year that is traditionally celebrated on 14 April. The music school is the result of a unique collaboration between the Tomorrowland festival and its Love Tomorrow Foundation with the Belgian NGO CUNINA. The school was festively opened by Sophie Vangheel, the founder-president and general manager of CUNINA and Felix de Laet, a.k.a. DJ Lost Frequencies, who were there to represent Tomorrowland and the 'People of Tomorrow'. At the school, which is fully integrated into the existing Cunina Boarding School, over 300children sponsored by CUNINA godparents will have the chance to explore their creativity and learn music and dance.
The school, which has been given a distinctive, original design, covers over 400 m² and features four spacious classrooms and a central covered atrium. The classes will be taught by two fulltime music teachers as part of the standard curriculum for the children and young people. They will learn to make music on guitar, flute and keyboard, but also on traditional Nepalese musical instruments such as the Sarangi (stringed instrument) and the Madal (drum).
By building the school, the Love Tomorrow Foundation wants to give children and young people the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Love Tomorrow and CUNINA believe that high-quality education is the key to a better future, but that this should not be limited to learning to read and write alone. The ability to creatively express themselves through music and dance forms an integral part of the personal development and education of a child or young person. Building this first Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School is only a first step for the Foundation, which has the ambition, in the coming years, to open more of these schools of music and art on different continents, for children and young people who need it the most.
DJ Lost Frequencies
"I first came into contact with the Love Tomorrow Foundation and their plans to build a music school in Nepal at Tomorrowland 2016. I was instantly enthusiastic about the project. That's why I was very happy that they asked me to travel to Nepal with them to officially open the school on behalf of Tomorrowland and all People of Tomorrow."
"My personal story aligns perfectly with this project. At home, I was given every opportunity and that included time and space for creativity. I chose to express this in making music and learning to play instruments. Without those opportunities, I would never have become a musician/dj. That's why I think it's fantastic that the children here in Sekha can now have that opportunity as well!"
100% funded by the 'People of Tomorrow'
The construction of this first Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School has been funded for 100% by the visitors to Tomorrowland. At the last two editions of the festival, guests were offered various ways of making a contribution. For example, when you 'activate' the bracelet and add 'Pearls' to it (via the cashless payment system) you may freely choose to donate 2 Pearls to the Foundation and thus, to building the school. This is equivalent to the value of 1 drink (beer or soft drink). You can also donate Pearls at any time during the festival. For each Tomorrowland flag that is purchased in the shops at the festival and via thewebshop, a donation of €5,- is contributed to the Foundation. This also offers a way for non-visitors to the festival to make a contribution. What's more, anyone who receives a free ticket through a partner or sponsor will have to pay a one-time contribution to the Foundation in exchange. The proceeds of the Secret Resto, the exclusive restaurant built into the mainstage that seats 12 people, also go to the Foundation.
A unique design with respect for local traditions
The school building can certainly be considered a unique project. Not only for the collaboration between Love Tomorrow and Cunina, but also for the design. It is a round structure that has been built using a maximum amount of local materials. The round design is inspired by the philosophy and ambition of bringing people together and creating unity. With a surface area of over 400M², the school accommodates four fully equipped classrooms and a large covered atrium in the centre, which can be used as a central gathering place or space for performances. The space is bathed in natural light thanks to the Plexiglas skylight at the top of the roof. What's more, the doors can also be completely opened out onto the central grassy field that offers space for an audience, thus converting the school into the stage and the 'backstage'.
The school was designed by the Hasselt-based architectural firmUAUcollectiv: "In designing the school, it was important that it could be built entirely by local contractors, in the context of a small village in the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, far away from all major cities," explains Joris Diliën, architect and partner at UAUcollectiv. "We wanted to be able to harness the skills of the craftsmen there and use local materials as much as possible. The red ochre bricks and the thatched roof, made according to local traditions and woven on-site, are good examples of this. Nepal has an incredibly rich history in terms of architecture, as the many temples in and around the capital city of Kathmandu attest. Unfortunately, the political and economic situation in the past few decades has meant that there has been very little activity in architecture in recent years. Through the building's round design, the use of local and traditional building materials and the involvement of the local residents, we hope that this school can help inspire renewed interest and pride in architecture. For our firm it has certainly been an extraordinary experience that has taught us a lot," concludes Joris Diliën.
Nepal, a logical choice for the first school
This first Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School is built on the grounds of the existing Cunina Boarding School in Sekha, Nepal. Before Cunina built the school in 2009, the children had no access to education and the closest the school was3 hours away on foot. Just like in the rest of Nepal the government invests little to nothing in education and the children and young people are often illiterate. In 2009, the non-profit Cunina began building a new school there. Thanks to the support of their Belgian godparents, the children receive high-quality education in English. There are even many new families who have settled in Sekha in order to live closer to the school. This has generated an entire new community around the school.
The site currently houses a preschool, primary school and secondary school. The secondary school is brand-new and gives the children the opportunity to complete a full school career. This is the unique location that Love Tomorrow and CUNINA chose for building the Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School. To ensure a strong future for this special project, there is already a need for new Cunina godparents to sponsor children, in order to support the next generation in Nepal by allowing them access to enrichment at school. You can sponsor a child for as little as €30 per month.
Sophie Vangheel – founder of CUNINA
"Over two years ago, when Manu and Michiel Beers, the creators and organisers behind Tomorrowland, became sponsors of Cunina, I invited them to a personal meeting," says Sophie Vangheel, founder of the non-profit Cunina."We soon discovered that we share the same values and what's more, that we had the same dream... Building a music school for vulnerable children and young people. That's why I immediately suggested that they join forces with us to build a music school like this on the 'Roof of the World'. After all, at the time, we were already underway with planning a significant expansion of our Cunina Boarding School in Sekha, Nepal, with the addition of a high school. Creating a music school fit perfectly with our plan. Now, two years later, I am extremely proud that we have been able to achieve this and to say that we have built the first Love Tomorrow Music & Arts School'.
Tobtok aka Tobias Karlsson is an exciting talent. Tobtok cites one of his greatest influences as the legendary Nile Rodgers. Like Nile, Tobtok also diagnosed and battled with cancer. However in 2014 Tobtok celebrated a year in remission by releasing ‘Savanna’ which was picked up in an EP deal with Parisian label ‘Kitsune’. Tobtok then later signed to Christian Tattersfield’s label ‘Good Soldier Records’ releasing his first single ‘Higher’ which featured Emil Hero. The single received support on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Nightingale and Phil Taggart as well as an abundance of online support. In 2015 came ‘Fast Car’ featuring London based singer ‘River’ which generated over 30 million streams on Spotify and achieved double platinum status in Australia. Following from this success, Tobtok then released ‘Aber’ which was immediately signed to well known UK dance label ‘Ministry of Sound’ and achieved over 5.3 million streams on Spotify with support from Pete Tong, Klingande, Sam Feldt and Don Diablo.
Swedish based Grammy nominated producer Adrian Lux, best known for his highly acclaimed single ‘Teenage Crime’ . Exposed to music at a young age, Adrian Lux is the son of two musicians. His professional career in music began as a teenage prodigy, earning fame as one of Stockholm's leading hip-hop & reggae DJs. Though the transition to spacey, sentimental dance pop that Adrian currently creates seems huge, it was a completely natural progression for the young producer. With one foot in the suburb where he grew up and the other in the pulsating Stockholm nightlife, Adrian Lux meshes his worlds through music. Adrian creates sounds that are often described both as minimal and grandiose. His music built its foundation on the dance floor, with a teenage whimsy attached to it. Blowing up worldwide dance floors for years. With ‘Teenage Crime’ certified Platinum in Australia and Adrian receiving worldwide DJ support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicii, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn and more. Remix work includes Astrid S, CLMD, Britney Spears, Natalia Kills, Roger Sanchez, the TRON soundtrack, Miami Horror, PNAU and more..
As I Sleep (feat. Charlee) is out now on all platforms via Perfect Havoc.
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The Power House is charging up and the ENRGY EP from Styline & Stravy is a further sign that the label is becoming a renewable resource for generating high quality house music.
Smartly following up on the debut label releases of “Mas Que Nada” and “Rock The Beat,” the label’s first EP showcases the best of mainstream meets underground house music. From the outset, there was no doubt Styline wanted to work with Stravy:
“It’s always awesome to work together with Stravy. He’s a super creative producer, and when I heard both the ideas for ENRGY and Now We Go Deep, I thought damn, we have to make this happen. I gave the tracks the Power House treatment needed, and while they’re a bit different, both are equally awesome!”
Kicking off with lead single “ENRGY,” the buzzing synths, punchy percussion, and electrified vocal conduct some serious vibrations that will raise the tension level on dance floors around the globe. Styline truly feels the track is a perfect representation of the Power House and is particularly proud of the way the theme of the track came together:
“The sound is almost electrifying. I really tried to shape the energy and electricity aspect into the sound design so you’ll hear aspects like a high voltage sound or an open current. That’s the entire theme. Obviously with the artwork, the announcement video, the description. It’s all on point.”
Throwing Hoody Time into the loaded reaction, "Now We Go Deep” directs the current in an alternate direction, outputting an even darker voltage to keep late night crowds up and moving. Hoody Time echoed that sentiment when asked:
“The vocals on Now We Go Deep are some of my favorite. Both in the lyrics and mood, it’s gritty, dark, deep. And with since Styline got on board it goes even deeper. Stoked to put it out there!”
Ready to push forward an enticing new addition to the evolving musical landscape, Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint unveils a fresh new sub label titled ‘Gemstone’. Showcasing diverse styles reaching across difference shades of dance music, Gemstone looks set to provide listeners with material ranging from electro pop to deep, future house and future bass grooves.
Keeping Revealed Recordings at the helm with its expertise of putting forward the elite in big room and progressive styles, Gemstone seeks to fill the gap with new artists and rising talent, keeping in line with Hardwell’s second hour of his Hardwell on Air show ‘Off The Record’, which will also be used as a platform the Gemstone releases going forward.
Touching on the launch, Hardwell stated ‘There is so much good music being made nowadays and the way to release music has become a lot easier. With the platform, team and structure we have built with Revealed, we want to take the next step with the label with building and branding Gemstone. We will not only be servicing the club/festival sound but also focusing on electronic music that appeals to a much bigger audience. I’m excited with this new step for my label and can’t wait to work with all the amazing new talent out there!’
With Revealed Recordings always putting the music first, with a penchant for unearthing exciting new artists and future stars, Gemstonelooks to follow suit, keeping the philosophy of finding the best the world has to offer and providing a platform for global artist to be heard. Bringing together songs which have the ability to inspire real mainstream radio appeal, with a powerful, dance music edge, the label seeks to deliver tracks perfect for radio play and streaming services.
With the first release ‘Ego’ by Rich Edwards coming soon, the tracks vocal leading, chilled grooves provide an appetite for what’s in store for the label, with plenty more announcements soon to come, 2018 looks set to be an exciting year for Gemstone!