<![CDATA[DJ MAG MALAYSIA - NEWS]]>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:36:39 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[The rising artist from Albania - Alban Chela]]>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:07:44 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/the-rising-artist-from-albania-alban-chela

Alban Çela, known professionally as Alban Chela, is an Albanian DJ and music producer based in Tirana, Albania born on May 07, 1994. He is known for his remixes & releases on international labels.

Starting at the age of 16, he performed at small venues in his hometown. Alban is a rising artist from Albania and has currently gained millions of streams worldwide on all music stream platforms. He is currently signed to well known labels related to electronic music, such as Trap City, Magic Music and more.

Gaining support from AirWaveMusicTv, Magic Music and more names, Alban has taken the solid beats of EDM club-ready dance anthems and created a synergy of quality vibes. 

On 25 September 2019, His single ‘Still Hurts’ drove a pumping spot on The Top List, as the most voted songs on the Albanian platform.

<![CDATA[Meduza ft.Dermot Kennedy: PARADISE]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:15:15 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/meduza-ftdermot-kennedy-paradise
In the past, music has always fit into a specific genre, such as pop, house, electronic. However, the talented italian-based trio, Meduza, works to defy the status quo—produce music that cannot be constricted to a single genre. Meduza boasts a defined sound that listeners can hear clearly throughout their songs. All this extra time spent at home allows artists to really dive into their creative side and give fans banging quality. Meduza and Dermot Kennedy  have done just that with their latest release "Paradise".
 Laced with a free and easy foundation, serenity of sound appears around every corner of the track. Sun-kissed with deep rhythms, "Paradise" buzzes from mind to heart in a flash. Featuring a delicate balance of energetic elements and driving beats, "Paradise" morphs into delightful synergy. Meduza and  Dermot Kennedy have woven their explorative personas together to compose one of the most inviting and flavorsome tunes of the end of year.
The track begins with a stretch of instrumental sounds that set the mood. Immediately, listeners will recognize and ethereal soundscape and prepare for a tearjerker. The chorus that follows is Dermot singing that she gets you like no other.
 Symbiosis of timing, production and feel coalesce so harmoniously through this track: "Paradise" it makes absolutely worth it. 


@Simona Nardone

<![CDATA[MARSHMELLO RELAUNCHES LABEL AND signs papa khan's rain from indonesia]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:14:41 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/marshmello-relaunches-label-and-signs-papa-khans-rain-from-indonesia
“I’ve always wanted to use my platform to help up and coming artists. Using Joytime Collective as the vessel of introducing talented artists to the world. I knew the moment was right when I came across Papa Khan’s music. He’s bringing something fresh and new to dance music.” - Marshmello
Papa Khan - Rain
The Indonesian producer, Papa Khan, has sent shockwaves throughout the EDM world, garnering the attention of world-renowned producers such as Marshmello, Svdden Death, Ghastly, and more. He was able to generate his buzz through his unorthodox glitchy style and popular track Fall Apart. Recently, Papa Khan has been the talk of every EDM forum from his snippets and teasers of his highly anticipated single Rain. He released a clip of the track on twitter early June 2020. The tweet has then amassed over 170,000+ views and more than 6,400+ interactions. With the EDM world watching his every move, Papa Khan continued to tease the track more during his debut set on Marauda’s Insomniac BassRush presents Malignant music showcase performance, which received praise from the community. It’s evident that Papa Khan is next up, so much so that Marshmello sought out for him and is set to release Papa Khan’s ‘Rain’ under his label Joytime Collective. 

Joytime Collective was first established in 2016 by Marshmello as a way to self-release all of his own music. Marshmello now feels it is time to use his platform and bring up other artists that he believes in, first of which is Papa Khan. Last week, with the anticipation for ‘Rain’ at a high, Marshmello posted a video of him playing ‘Rain’ in a live set announcing the release and the dance community went wild, even catching the attention of dance legend Skrillex. With the support of Marshmello and an already tight-knit fanbase it’s only a matter of time for Papa Khan to become a household name. Keep a close eye out for Papa Khan’s next moves as he breaks boundaries as the new wave of EDM.

Papa Khan - Rain
<![CDATA[Victor Lee appointed Managing Director of Liquid State]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:56:10 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/victor-lee-appointed-managing-director-of-liquid-state
Lee will have responsibility for both discovering and developing emerging local Asian Electronic Dance Music talent and opening up opportunities for international electronic dance artist collaborations

He brings over 30 years of music industry experience to Liquid State, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Tencent Music Entertainment, to provide a home for electronic and Electronic Dance Music artists across the Asia region

Hong Kong – 16 October 2020 – Sony Music Entertainment and Tencent Music Entertainment have today announced the appointment of Victor Lee as Managing Director of Liquid State. Lee will have responsibility for discovering and developing emerging local Asian Electronic Dance Music talent to create original content, as well as provide opportunities for international electronic dance artist collaborations, creating and building branded live events in the region.

Lee brings over 30 years of music industry experience to Liquid State, having supported a range of renowned talent such as Avicii, Bob Sinclar, Kylie Minogue, Gucci Mane, Wyclef Jean and Whitney Houston, throughout his career.

Prior to Liquid State, Lee was Vice President of International Streaming and Marketing at APG (Artist Partner Group), where he managed the international relationships of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, QQ Music, JOOX, KKBOX, and others in Asia, whilst also delivering global music streams for Ava Max, Bazzi, Charlie Puth, since 2019.

From 2013-2019, Lee joined At Night Management and co-founded PRMD Music, the label home of the late Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii. Under a partnership with Universal Music, Lee spearheaded the marketing campaigns for Avicii’s debut album True, which netted the mega hit “Wake Me Up” and the follow up “Stories” which both became #1 Billboard Electronic Dance albums.

As Global COO of PRMD Music, Lee also managed and executed the music campaigns for releases by Wyclef Jean, Cazzette, Syn Cole and MORTEN. Most notably for US DJ Producer Deorro, whose “Five Hours” single and “Five More Hours” single featuring Chris Brown have generated more than a billion streams to date.

Prior to At Night Management and PRMD Music, Lee was the General Manager of Tommy Boy for over 10 years, playing a key part in the growth of the global Electronic Dance Music movement in the US with French DJ Producer Bob Sinclar’s global hits “Love Generation” and “World Hold On”. 

He began his career in Hong Kong as Director of International A&R and Marketing at Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) in the 90s where he created a number of new opportunities across the South East Asian region for international artists like Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue, Lisa Stansfield, and Depeche Mode.

Victor is an experienced and successful music industry executive who brings with him extensive experience across various regions as well as a track record of developing successful labels,” said Andrew Chan, Managing Director, Sony Music, Greater China. “With Victor joining, we look forward to fostering more domestic Electronic Dance Music talent in Asia and expanding the number of international collaborations.”

Electronic Dance Music is an important music genre that we believe has a lot of potential for growth,” said Andy Ng, Group Senior Adviser, Tencent Music Entertainment.Victor’s appointment will bring us a step closer to our ambition of becoming the top electronic dance label in the region, developing new fans and providing more opportunity for local talents to showcase their work.

"With the combined resources and expertise of Sony Music, Tencent Music and Liquid State, we are uniquely placed to provide the deep bench of untapped electronic talent in Asia with a pathway to the global success they deserve,” added Victor Lee. “Likewise, we can enable international artists to unleash the huge potential which lies within the Asian market. As such, I am thrilled to be working alongside Andrew Chan and Andy Ng in taking Liquid State into its next phase at, what is, an amazing moment in the history of the Asian music market."

Liquid State launched in 2018 as a joint venture between Sony Music and Tencent Music, to provide a home for electronic and Electronic Dance Music artists. The label discovers, showcases and develops the abundant existing local talent in the region to create original content, while providing unrivalled support for international artists in the region. Over the past two years, Liquid State has seen a number of successes, including CORSAK and R3HAB.
<![CDATA[THOMAS GOLD, FLAREMODE, & KRIMSONN UNVEIL ELECTRIFYING SINGLE, “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” VIA DHARMA WORLDWIDE]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:49:54 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/thomas-gold-flaremode-krimsonn-unveil-electrifying-single-what-it-feels-like-via-dharma-worldwide

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Hailing from Italy, promising duo Flaremode have been bringing some zesty beats to the EDM world this year! Their latest release is an electrifying single titled “What It Feels Like”, a collaboration with the legend Thomas Gold and the talented Krimsonn, signed to KSHMR’s Dharma Worldwide / Spinnin’ Records.

Right from the start “What It Feels Like” truly feels like an anthem. Featuring a bright vocal accompanied by a driving acoustic guitar riff, it builds into a brilliant and thunderous drop, captivating the listener all the way through. It’s safe to say all three artists make an incredible team and struck gold with “What It Feels Like”.

Flaremode explains, “‘What it Feels Like’ is just the first of many collaborations that we have in progress! When Krimsonn sent us those beautiful vocals we immediately showed it to Thomas and he loved it, and this is how everything started!

Formed by long-time comrades Jonny and Francesco, since kicking off with their first release in 2013, Flaremode have gone from strength to strength – both in their productions and riveting on-stage performances. Recently, they have released a brand new single via Signatune (Sony Music France) crossing 1 million streams in less than two weeks.

Berlin native Thomas Gold is a man in no need of an introduction. He’s responsible for some of the biggest tracks in dance music like “Sing2Me” and “Eyes Wide Open” with Dirty South, along with massive remixes for Swedish House Mafia and Adele.

Vancouver’s very own Krimsonn is an immensely talented artist who’s released on huge labels like Revealed Recordings, Spinnin Records and also has been supported by the likes of Blasterjaxx, Yves, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, and plenty more. 

<![CDATA[Genie In A Bottle by Flaremode & Klaas is out now]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:14:32 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/genie-in-a-bottle-by-flaremode-klaas-is-out-now
Stream Now : https://flaremodeklaas.lnk.to/GenieInABottle

Italian uprising artist Flaremode teamed up with German legend Klaas on this all time classic from Christina Aguilera titled ""Genie in a Bottle"". They offer their own very catchy version, with a completely different perspective from the original record. A lively dance track made with fresh and hooky melodies that drive us through an infectious bassline, over an unstoppable chorus. This 2020 version is definitely a must listen that’s gonna make anyone dance.


<![CDATA[Little love , Alex Gaudino & Hiisak remix - Musical Freedom]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 09:43:57 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/little-love-alex-gaudino-hiisak-remix-musical-freedom
Alex Gaudino is one of the biggest Italian house producers in his home country.  His track Little Love, together with Jerma, is still heard across all festivals and is still recognized by everyone loving electronic dance music even though it got released back in 2005. Now, Tiesto's imprint Musical Freedom pays homage to this legend  creating a remix made by himself Alex Gaudino and another important Italian name in music production: Hiisak.

 There's something fitting about listening to this remix of "Little love"  at end of summer.
As the opening of a narrative, it tackles the initial imagination and wonder of love. It is, for its ability to evoke so much emotion with a minimalistic approach, the remix  is a creative collection of binaries, from moments of calm to explosions of euphoria, flashing back to the past and dreaming about the future. As listeners, it grounds us in the present with reflective subject matters whilst leaving room for our imagination. As artists, the the remix cements Alex Gaudino and Hiisak  as masters  and   electronic dance visionaries. 

@2020 Simona Nardone
<![CDATA[Peruvian electronic music producer ‘DZASKO’ Sets a motivational anthem for the “long gone summer”]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:41:56 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/peruvian-electronic-music-producer-dzasko-sets-a-motivational-anthem-for-the-long-gone-summer

Diego Zevallos, aka Dzasko, is a Peruvian producer/DJ/songwriter. Best known for his work as an EDM producer/DJ such as the hit "Time Is On Your Side" w/ Stadiumx or "I Feel It All” released on Nicky Romero’s label, he unveils today a new side of his personality through "Numb". A refreshing and dreamy electro-chill / alternative pop track that reflects better his artistic influences and marks a musical transition as he decides to go further in his experimentations. Right on time for this summer. 

Stream/Buy: https://lnk.to/NumbDzasko

Hailing from Lima, Dzasko started at an early age experimenting with music production on early music software’s as a way to cope with his desire of being in a band and have their own songs. The constant experimentation of programming instruments slowly gravitated into a form of electronic music after a “religious” experience with Dance Music during his mid teen years. During those early years of production songs such as 'Why do You love me', 'Conquer', and 'Time is on your side' (Best known for till date) came to life, a song that charted number 4 on the Progressive House Charts from Beatport. With that came shows on countries like: The Netherlands, Italy, China, Malaysia, India and Philippines during 2017 and early 2018. Dzasko relocated to Los Angeles by the spring of 2018, immersing in the live music scene of the city. Finding himself going back to a “origin” experimenting with the music that were pivotal during his early years back in Peru. 

<![CDATA[RIMKA TAKES A UNIQUE APPROACH IN HER DEBUT EP WITH CULTURAL APPRECIATION]]>Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:29:07 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/rimka-takes-a-unique-approach-in-her-debut-ep-with-cultural-appreciation
Sweatbox Records hits the home base with the label debut of Malaysian- hailing RIMKA. “ Budaya” means “ Culture” in Malay language and it signifies the evolution of music in the 60 years + independent nation. A resident DJ of The Sweatbox parties, she identifies through the use of ethnic elements in her sets and we say no less about her productions: The result is a melodic groover with colorful synth lines and a rather unique use of rare samples of Malaysian traditional instruments – the Kompang and the Seruling. The Kompang is a popular percussion instrument that is commonly played at weddings as an ensemble. It is played in an interlocking rhythmic pattern to accompany choral singing. The Seruling is a small Malay flute made out of bamboo. It’s been much debated as to whether the Seruling was the first Malayan Instrument as it was commonly used among the indigenous tribes (earlier Malays or Proto-Malays who inhabit the jungles).
​The feel of “Budaya” is like a serene trip to a green, lush jungle.

Raised in a multicultural home and nourished by multi-genre music from around the world, her life in Paris steeped her taste into electronic music and its sub-genres. Hitting the party capitals of the world from Ibiza to Berlin to catch top acts further fuelled her love for the scene.Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, a city with a rapidly growing underground scene, she’s sharing her love for music inspired by her frequent travels to different parts of the world, absorbing their unique sound and vibe to create her distinctive sets and productions.

Playing at some of the best house and techno nights in the city, has seen her spin from major capitals like NYC to islands like Bali.Her passion for the house/techno genre infused with her unique blend of global ethnic centric music, has seen her go from strength to strength with every set she plays, transporting her audience onto exotic cerebral mindscapes.

​This dedication to her craft has gained her opening spots for international DJs such as Re.You, You And Me, Sabb, Matthias Meyer, Technasia, Bas Iberlini, Amine K, Basti Grub, David Squillace, Stefano Noferini, Nora en Pure, Nico Pusch and Alle Farben to name a few.
<![CDATA[GET WIRED RETURNS WITH A 2 DAY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FEATURING OVER 60 INDUSTRY SPEAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD THIS JULY]]>Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:33:33 GMThttp://djmagmalaysia.my/news/get-wired-returns-with-a-2-day-virtual-conference-featuring-over-60-industry-speakers-from-around-the-world-this-july
 Wired Music Week (WMW), Asia’s largest electronic music conference presents the second edition of its Get Wired Virtual Music Conference on 16th and 17th July 2020. ​This 2 day virtual event will feature over 60 speakers from across 17 countries speaking on 20 various panels, keynotes and more.

Get Wired 002 (GWC 002) will cover topics across three of WMW key content pillars - Get
Wired (overall industry conversations), Get Wired Black (underground electronic music
industry)n and Connect (spotlight on a country or region).

This second edition will present these three pillars with it’s own theme:
Pillar: Get Wired
Theme: New Horizons - exploring the new opportunities and horizons for artists and the
electronic music industry.

Pillar: Get Wired Black
Theme: We Are Family - discussions regarding regional collaborations and partnerships as the key to robust health in the underground electronic music scene.

Pillar: Connect France
(In partnership with The French Embassy of Singapore and Le Bureau Export)
Theme: The French Touch - A spotlight on the French Electronic Music Scene through it’s
music, collectives, creatives and industry players.

Three keynote interviews to look out for are featuring world renowned DJ duo Showtek
from Holland who speak about their two decades of staying ahead of the game being a multi genre artist, Caroline Champanaurd, Director of International Development, SACEM who will highlight how they operate as a pioneering music and publishing rights collection body and also Nico Perez , the co-founder of Mixcloud, who will be speaking exclusively about the latest most exciting streaming service for creators, Mixcloud Live.
Another panel definitely worth looking out for is one entitled The Art of Discovering Next Generation Talent which features esteemed music curators for some of the biggest music festivals around, Mysteryland (Holland), Awakenings (Holland) and VH1 Supersonic India.

Elsewhere industry experts from Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Days Like This Festival (Sydney) and Kolour In The Park (Thailand) discuss the economic sustainability of the events scene opening again post pandemic.

Some of France’s top collectives and organizations including Roche Musique and Rinse France will take to another panel to talk about the amazing electronic scene from France
and how it is marketed and experienced throughout the world.

Participants i n the virtual conference will also be given access to exclusive virtual 1-on-1 live networking chat areas throughout the 2 days giving opportunities to create connections for work and increasing their professional or social circles.

“We have worked hard over the last few weeks to put together an impressive list of international speakers and panel content for our audience. With the industry still relatively dormant, it is imperative for us to bring together a world wide community to keep conversations surrounding the music scene of Asia going. This i s why Get Wired was born,” John Beh, founder of Wired Music Week.

The partnership with France’s Le Bureau Export as well as the French Embassy of Singapore is an exciting new development for Wired Music Week. The Connect France pillar was created with the objective of shining a spotlight on the French electronic scene as well creating opportunities for collaborations (corporate and creative).

​“As huge fans of French electronic music and scene, we are absolutely delighted to be
working with the core team from Le Bureau Export and The French Embassy of Singapore to curate exciting new content, ” Adam Mathews, Curator & Partner of Wired Music Week, “Never i n our wildest dreams would we have thought that we would be connecting with the great and the good of the electronic music cognoscenti of France l et alone having them speak at our event!”.
Get Wired #002 is open to all fans and industry faces from across the world alike. The event is shaping up to be one talked about for time to come and for anyone with a keen interest in the electronic music scene would be strongly advised to sign up now on www.wmw.my

The full line-up of speakers, moderators as well as panels can also be seen on the website www.wmw.my 
Event Details:
Date: Thursday July 16th 2019 - Friday July 17th 2020
Time: 13:00 - 19:00
Venue: Virtual Event

General Admission: USD 5.00 for 2 days pass without 1-on-1 live networking and playback access.

Premium Admission: USD 8.00 for 2 days pass with 1-on-1 live networking and playback access.