Norway's Peder Losnegård, known under his alias Lido, gives us a new downtempo masterpiece and if you have not yet fallen in love with its superb style, this may be the right occasion. His rework of Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" reminds us that even pop music can always be brought to new levels.
It's beautiful to watch Lido experiment emotionally within delicate melodies and sensual breakdowns. For example, in "Feel It Still" Losnegård chose to focus the beat around the story of the song. By focusing on the fervent essence, "Feel It Still" becomes an intoxicating groove as the vocals swing from percussion to strings. As the song peaks, Lido completely lets go as the chords become bass heavy and fade away.
written by Alex
"Simple” got a little bit of everything, from slick guitars to
tropical house melodies, all backing a cheery and uplfiting vocal.
The track is an upbeat deep house piece consisting of silky smooth female
It serves you right with quality and grooves and its icing on the cake is Victoria Zaro’s voice.
Anyway this single will spread a smile right across your face and trust me: Less is more, "Simple" as it!
"Simple" is out now via Spinnin' Deep , grab your copy here.
written by Simona
For those unfamiliar, “Gorillaz” is a band that features the fictional cartoon characters 2D, Noodle, Russel Hobbs, and Murdoc Niccals.
The idea of using comic-book pseudonyms as a sort of "mask" for contributing artists came to Damon Albarn of Britpop band Blur and the British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett back in 1998. While watching MTV, the two say they were struck by the lack of substance in what they were seeing.
Gorillaz appeared to be a side-project wrapped in a marketing gimmick but Gorillaz turned out to be far removed from the classic brit-pop mold and I do think it was the first successful commercial and artistic fusion of so many different styles and cultures.
Fusing together sounds from the worlds of pop, rock, hip hop, dub and electronica, most of their futuristics sounds can be attributed to Gorillaz's constantly expanding group of collaborators.
Humanz is a fascinating and frequently brilliant album. It displays a sonic ambition, an open-mindedness and a melodic gift that puts so much modern pop,taking inspirations from 80’s/mid 70’s groove pop, disco, and R&B.
Humanz provides a cohesive, full experience, moving from radio-friendly tracks into spoken word and other experimental forms and is loads of fun to listen to.
Still, Albarn's musical touch and wit are felt throughout.
From the thriller-infused electro-funk of "momentz" to the bubbly grooves of "Andromeda" and "we got the power," there's something for everyone, and often in the same song.
Whilst I love their music, what's kept me continually interested in the Gorillaz is the characters that make up the band and the art styles of the music videos.
Gorillaz have always been good at multi-media engagement, through art, music videos, and more mysterious things like a website that worked like a flash game, and these things all really spoke to me as a young nerd.
Written by : Simona
Tomorrowland is launching its second Daybreak Sessions compilation. This ready-for- summer 3CD offers a fine selection of recent as well as unreleased classic house, techno and deep tracks. Daybreak Sessions is a reference to the three-hour-long warmup sets on the Mainstage by one of the headliners to welcome festival early-birds.
For the 2017 compilation, Tomorrowland worked closely with three other leading artists, who have each brewed up a Friendship, Unity and Beauty mix in their own characteristic style.
Friendship: Groovy beats by Claptone
A few summers ago, the German Claptone scored a monster hit with his remix of Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit”. The DJ with the golden Venetian carnival mask delivers a very groovy Friendship Mix on this compilation with tracks by Cubicolor, Just Her, Bob Moses, Camelphat, Franky Rizardo, Riva Starr, and Klangkuenstler, as well as his own. His latest release “The Drums (Din Daa Daa)” is currently doing well in the charts. Claptone also organises his own “The Masquerade” parties in Ibiza, and will be hosting a stage for the first time at Tomorrowland.
Unity: Melodious soundwaves by Kölsch
The Danish grand master Kölsch is a reliable source of rock-solid mixes, just ask the BBC1 Radio audience. His radio show draws more listeners than any other on the station. For his Daybreak Sessions mix, he collected some fabulous material from Nils Frahm, Lane 8, Sasha, Guy Gerber, Andhim, Reboot, John Monkman and many other greats. The Unity Mix that he has created promises a highly melodious trip with plenty of goose bumps. This year, Kölsch will be appearing on the elrow and ANTS stage.
Beauty: Dreamy vibes by Gorje Hewek & Izhevski
The Russian artists Gorje Hewek & Izhevski will be appearing at Tomorrowland on the All Day I Dream stage, serving up the same sublime, velvety sound as on their Shanti Radio label. With their track record of enthralling audiences at sunny venues worldwide, you can expect exquisitely delicate songs by Powel, Cornucopia, Hosini, WhoMadeWho, Lost Desert, Bona Fide as well as Gorje Hewek & Izhevski themselves. Scattered throughout this mix, you'll also find exclusive gems by "Powel - CT3", "Simon Vuarambon - Leman" and "Facundo Mohrr & Valdovinos - Trust". These are available on this compilation only.
Be there when Carl Cox opens the Mainstage On the last two weekends of July, Carl Cox, Nora En Pure, Markus Schulz, Luciano, Joris Voorn and Aly & Fila will each be performing a Daybreak Session.
Follow: Claptone - Kölsch - Gorje Hewek & Izhevski
Belgian producer Dave Till and Jonny Rose are ready to deliver their summer anthem.
Their latest song "Every Day" , released yesterday by Ensis Records, is already available worldwide!
Stream or download the full song here: https://ensisdeep.lnk.to/Everyday
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We are proud to share with you the first release of our brand new "free download" record label:
Hard Lights & BLKWHT - In The Dark .
This huge future house track has already been played by big names like Nicky Romero , W&W , Quintino, Kenneth G and many more.
Now it's time to grab your copy and stream it via the link below:
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Jenni F, Asia's youngest video disc jockey, turntablist and remixer. At the age of 16, multi talented Jenni F(2012), played numerous events across the region and also internationally in countries like (Taiwan, Cambodia, Singapore). Jenni was also crowned "Champion for MAD DJ Competition"(2013). Jenni-F founded her versatility in the HIP HOP and EDM zone as her genre of choice, not forgetting to mention all of them are in Video Format, giving you the best Audio and Visual experience. Her mixing signature which is clean and unique, allowing individual tracks to stand out more. The young talent is not only good in her mix art, but also her scratching and beat juggling techniques is firmly to be amaze! Jenni has defined the meaning “Age Is Not A Problem” and proven that she can rock any type of crowd. Definitely an icon you should keep an eye of!
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