Announcing his second release as a solo artist, Quentyn, known as part of former DJ-duo Volt & State, brings forth ‘Home Tonight’ on Enroute Records. The track was premiered yesterday by Nicky Romero.
Listen, stream or download ‘Home Tonight’ by Quentyn here
After indulging his label Enroute Records with his first solo single ‘Moving On’, supported by Martin Garrix, Hardwell and Don Diablo amongst others, the Dutch DJ and producer Quentyn returns with his latest release ‘Home Tonight’. Steeped in high-bred melodies and a dreamy atmosphere, ‘Home Tonight’ shows the diverse producting talent of the young Dutch artist. The catchy single contains Quentyn’s signature piano chords, and shows his progressive house background and uplifting house influences. ‘Home Tonight’ justifies Quentyn’s future as solo artist and clearly celebrates the producers love for live elements.
Continuing his journey as a solo producer, moving to towards different musical genres within the electronic scene, with today’s release, Quentyn officially moves away from the progressive sounds he has been known, been part of former DJ-duo Volt & State. With his upcoming projects in 2017 the artist aims to ‘experiment with all sorts of different music genres, whilst staying true to the melody’.
Starting his worldwide career as part of DJ-duo Volt & State in 2012, Dutch producer Quentyn has been releasing music since 2008 and is known for creating progressive house hits like ‘Sandcastles’ and ‘Warriors’. While receiving continuous support from the likes of Martin Garrix and NickyRomero and touring around the biggest stages around the globe, like Tomorrowland Belgium and Brasil, Volt & State announced their parting in October of 2016.
Listen, stream or download ‘Home Tonight’ by Quentyn here
Looking back at a whirlwind summer, which saw him play shows all around the planet, Brazilian superstar DJ Alok is back with a slick rendition of Angus and Julia Stone's global hit, 'Big Jet Plane' – out now via Spinnin' Records.
ALOK SUMMER TOUR RECAP
Teaming up with French producer Mathieu Koss and French Vocalist Joan Alasta, this sensational cut blends Alok's signature Brazilian Bass with the original's widely recognized vocals. Easing the listener into the track with down-tempo piano chords and guitar licks, the emotive female vocal piece leads the listener into a chorus of reverberating bass lines and euphoric strings. Adding yet another weapon to his ever-growing back catalogue, fans have been patiently waiting for the release of 'Big Jet Plane', after hearing it in Alok's recent live performances and mixes.
Making every moment of 2017 count, Alok has played at some of the world's most iconic festivals this summer, including three unique sets at Tomorrowland, performances at Creamfields, Mysteryland and Ushuaïa. Putting his own unique spin on Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's recent single 'Gotta Get A Grip', and teaming up with HI-LO for 'Alien Technology', Alok's prolific release schedule continues to stun, and leave fans wondering what is coming next from the Brazilian power producer.
Martin Garrix has teased his forthcoming collaborative track with Matisse & Sadko at Ultra China over the weekend (Saturday 9th September).
Titled 'Forever', Garrix recorded a snippet of the song on this Snapchat during the performance — you can watch the video in full via a Reddit user here.
Garrix recently released the second episode of his second series of The Martin Garrix Show, which followed him as he visited a home in Cape Town that looks after abandoned or abused children, as well as sharing footage of his performance at Ultra South Africa.
Last week, he followed-up with the third episode of the popular web series which detailed his recent trip to Miami.
It’s also been a big few weeks music-wise with the past Top 100 DJs poll winner, with Garrix releasing his new tune ‘Pizza’ and a jam-packed remix EP of his Troye Sivan collaboration, ‘There For You’.
Warner Music Group has officially acquired Dutch EDM label Spinnin’ Records, Music Business Week reports.
The music business bible says Spinnin' has been sold in a massive $100 million deal with Warner, and is set to be the major label's biggest purchase since it took over Parlophone for $765 million in 2013.
Sony Music Entertainment and Believe Digital are also rumoured to have made offers, but it seems Spinnin' — which confidently calls itself ‘the world’s leading record label’ — has chosen to go with Warner.
Founded by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf in 1999, Spinnin' Records has released music from Martin Solveig, Armand van Helden, Fedde le Grand and Tiesto.
They were also caught in a widely publicised bust-up with 2016's Top 100 DJs poll winner Martin Garrix in 2015, over ownership rights to Garrix's music catalogue.
Atlantic Records has announced the label debut album from multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/ songwriter Kelly Clarkson. "MEANING OF LIFE" arrives everywhere on Friday, October 27th.
"MEANING OF LIFE" is available for pre-order beginning today accompanied by instant grat downloads of "Move You" and the album's first single, "Love So Soft." Both tracks are also available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. "Love So Soft" is also joined by an epic companion video, directed by Dave Meyers (Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott), which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Zy6vBxqlapw
Clarkson – who is currently on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's popular "Fall Music Preview" – will celebrate "MEANING OF LIFE" tomorrow morning with a special live performance of both "Love So Soft" and "Move You" on NBC's TODAY Show Citi Concert Series. A busy slate of additional TV appearances will be announced soon. Clarkson will also return to NBC next year in her new role as coach on the eagerly awaited new season of The Voice, set to premiere in February 2018.
"MEANING OF LIFE" is the album Kelly Clarkson was destined to make with Atlantic Records, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label's classic canon. For her eighth studio album – and follow-up to 2015's chart-topping "PIECE BY PIECE" – Clarkson united a stellar team of top songwriters and producers to collaborate on her Atlantic debut, among them past collaborators Jason Halbert, Jesse Shatkin and GRAMMY® Award-winning "Producer of the Year" Greg Kurstin as well as first time collaborators Mick Schultz, The Monarch and Nick Ruth among others.
Kelly Clarkson is among the most popular artists of this or any other era, with over 100 #1 Billboard singles and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of American Idol's inaugural season. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This," followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100," ultimately ranking as the year's best-selling single in the U.S. "THANKFUL," Clarkson's 2003 debut album, made its debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way to 2x platinum certification from the RIAA.
"BREAKAWAY" arrived in 2004 and truly affirmed Clarkson as a major pop force via such blockbuster singles as "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Since U Been Gone," the latter of course a chart-topping worldwide #1 smash as well as a 2x platinum certified GRAMMY® Award-winner for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance." The album remains Clarkson's most successful to date, currently certified 6x platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 6 million. "BREAKAWAY" has been followed by a series of platinum and gold certified album releases, including 2007's platinum certified "MY DECEMBER," 2009's "ALL I EVER WANTED," 2011's platinum certified –GRAMMY® Award-winning – "STRONGER," 2013's platinum certified Christmas album, "WRAPPED IN RED," and 2015's "PIECE BY PIECE."
Clarkson is without doubt one of pop's top singles artists, with 17 single releases now boasting multi-platinum, platinum, and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as "Miss Independent," "Because Of You," "Mr. Know It All," "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," "Heartbeat Song," and "My Life Would Suck Without You," the last of which holds the Billboard"Hot 100" record for the biggest chart leap in a single week, from #97 all the way to #1.
One of the most honored artists in music history, Clarkson has received a truly stunning array of awards and nominations, among them three GRAMMY® Awards including two for "Best Pop Vocal Album" – the first artist to ever twice win that award. In addition, Clarkson has won 12 Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. The first artist to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, country, and dance charts, Clarkson has made countless TV appearances, including performances during the 14th season of American Idol – the first ever week of competition dedicated to a previous winner's discography.
Alongside her incredible musical career, Clarkson has ventured into a variety of film and television projects, including a memorable turn as musical legend Brenda Lee on NBC's 2003 series, American Dreams. As if all that weren't enough, Clarkson made her literary debut in 2016 with the best-selling children's book, River Rose And The Magical Lullaby (HarperCollins). This year will see the release of Clarkson's follow-up, River Rose And The Magical Christmas, to be published October 24th by HarperCollins.
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Internationally heralded and Grammy-nominated artists Galantis have teamed up with breakout songstress ROZES for a collaborative new single "Girls on Boys," out today via Big Beat Records.
Of the song, Galantis explains, "It's a style of song writing that's been a part of Galantis from the start but we never really had the chance to show you. To be honest we had our battles with this one, it took a million turns, but it also forced us to go somewhere we haven't been before and we're stoked to be sharing." ROZES furthers, "The up-beat vibe of the song masks the darker lyrics, which reveal that the money, diamonds, and champagne won't fix the feeling of missing the person you love and feeling alone." "Girls on Boys" can be streamed/shared here: https://BigBeat.lnk.to/GoBPR.
"Girls on Boys" is from Galantis' forthcoming album, The Aviary, due September 15 via Big Beat Records. The new music, which includes the previously released singles "Hunter," "No Money" and "Love On Me" (with Hook N Sling) is receiving widespread critical acclaim--USA Today praises it as "...pure EDM joy," whileBillboard hails, "In true Galantis fashion, their latest output embraces warm pads, bright percussion and soaring vocals that confidently skate between dance and pop." In addition, the song "No Money" is now the duo's biggest to date--Platinum-certified with 600 million streams globally, 288 million YouTube views and iTunes Top 10 placement in 43 countries.
The Aviary follows Galantis' 2014 debut The Pharmacy which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and spawned hit singles "Peanut Butter Jelly" and "Runaway (U&I)," the latter of which is RIAA certified gold in 7 countries and earned GRAMMY nominations for "Best Dance Recording" and "Best Remixed Recording" via theKaskade remix.
While The Pharmacy was recorded in a secluded studio in the Stockholm archipelago, The Aviary came together in a constant touring climate. For Galantis, the key to their artistry's evolution came in embracing change. Christian Karlsson points to an epiphany he had while visiting an actual aviary in Hong Kong that helped inspire the new album's namesake—"I stepped into a world where everything was different...you see beautiful birds and it feels like it's real, but it's not completely real. I was thinking, 'this is what we feel like when we are trying to write songs in the studio.' Our minds are like an aviary, we just have to go in and find that beauty in there."
To further celebrate the release, Galantis have confirmed The Aviary Tour with U.S. dates throughout the fall. Stops include the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, and Stubb's in Austin, with more shows to be announced soon. See below for full details.
Galantis is the Swedish production duo, Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye). They've performed at world-renowned events such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo and Creamfields among many others.
ROZES, Philadelphia born and bred pop singer-songwriter, is known for her pristine vocals and expressive lyrics. With notable collaborations including The Chainsmokers' "Roses," Big Gigantic's "All Of Me," and Cash Cash's "Matches," ROZES consistently delivers her infectious brand of alternative, R&B-infused, electronic pop. Her upcoming single "Famous" (releasing September 29), delivers the same shimmering vocal. ROZES fall tour dates: http://rozessounds.com.
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Profound. Gifted. Prolific. Mainstage artist and internationally respected electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel teams once again with vocalist Jonathan Mendelsohn on "Home," the eighth single from Rayel's studio album, MOMENTS (Armada Music). Andrew Rayel featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn's "Home" (Armind) is out now. '
Listen to 'Andrew Rayel feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Home' here!
When an artist is as profoundly gifted as Andrew Rayel, it's impossible to slow the spigot of quality musical output. To observe Rayel in his recording studio is to study a prodigy lost in thought, guided by the invisible hand of divine inspiration as he composes music that will go on to become the feast that sustains his legions of fans. Ask Rayel what it's like to share one's creation with seas of strangers, watching them wholeheartedly embrace your music as if it's their salvation. He'll surely tell you there's no more gratifying feeling in this world.
The Radio Edit of "Home" kicks-off with a clock's tick-tock on the intro just before Mendelsohn's flawlessly welcoming voice enters on this remarkably catchy song. Now a master at shaping the seamless pop song that can also be categorized as contemporary trance, Rayel has fully formed his own signature sound. The chorus dives into a superbly syncopated rhythm that's full of swagger as the Radio Edit saunters down the street. This version has the vast builds, thrilling drumrolls and enormous crash that clubbing crowds have come to demand from this young mainstage artist. There's something alluringly mature about this song. It's no wonder that leading pop radio programmers took an instant liking to "Home" upon first spin.
The Vigel Remix and Vigel Extended Mix are versions Rayel plays out on tour. These edits are faster with a speedier 4/4 beat and major-key chord progressions that feel sunnier than the Radio Edit. The rapid-fire synth patterns that have become Andrew Rayel's trademark are upfront and prominent in these mixes. The Vigel Remix and Vigel Extended Mix are progressive, clubby, dark 'n dirty, just as they should be.
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as "the future of trance music," Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the "modern-day Mozart." As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds' passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ'd the world's biggest festivals including Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at superclubs including Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.
Carl Cox drops NEW track 'Dark Alleys' (Carl Cox Pure Mix) to launch Yousef's CIRCUS 15th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
Patrick Topping, Kerri Chandler, Catz 'N Dogz, Alan Fitzpartick – the list goes on and on as Yousef's legendary Circus reaches a historic milestone with his label, Circus Recordings, bringing together an astounding selection of world-renowned artists for a 15-track compilation album.
A year in the making, each artist has been scrupulously handpicked by Yousef himself. What's more, the album will celebrate each artist's own long-standing relationship with Circus – everyone involved has performed at Circus a vast number of times since its inception in 2002.
The album itself will take listeners and clubbers on an exhilarating journey to the depths of house and techno; from Jamie Jones's other-worldly picture of gauzy synths in 'Melodic Phase' to Alan Fitzpatrick's guttural projection of peak-time energy with 'Bhuna'; from Steve Lawler's 'Classifried' to Bontan's high-octane, 303 fueled 'You Don't Know'. There's an unprecedented selection of club-shaking, sub-destroying power here certain to excavate each and every dancefloor it comes into contact with.
Given the sheer scale of the release, the album serves as an emphatic reminder of how Circus is a truly influential and far reaching clubbing institution. Not only has Circus proven itself worthy to book these world-famous names but Yousef and his Circus team have played a pivotal role in spring boarding the wealth of talent on display here to the highest echelons of dance music fame many of them now experience.
The likes of Carl Cox, Hot Since 82 and Joris Voorn all inject a high dosage of Balearic energy before Yousef, the boss himself, will provide a very special mix of the entire album to give fans a real taste of the kind of damage such a monumental release will be able to inflict on any party.
Today, Circus continues to provide a platform for the hottest up and coming international and homegrown talent, as well as a hub for the mainstays of electronic music. Whether it's through Circus the club night whose upcoming 15th birthday party will see the likes of Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Kolsch and many more grace it's stage, or Circus Recordings the label whose releases consistently find themselves in the sets of the world's leading tastemakers, Circus has proven itself to be a shining light of electronic music over the past 15 years - and one that shows no sign of dimming anytime soon.
Carl Cox - 'Dark Alleys' (Carl Cox Pure Mix)
Yousef presents Circus 15 – The Album
Yousef presents Circus 15 – The Album is released via Circus Recordings 29th September.