We all know Dannic! This amazing Duch Dj and Producer that was in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll placing 4 years in a row as of 2016, and released so many huge tracks like ‘Viper’, ‘Golden Hearts’, ‘Feel Your Love’, ‘Light The Sky’ and right after ‘Noise’, that also shot to #1 on the Beatport Big Room Chart...
He gave us an exclusive interview before his set at Unite With Tomorrowland Taiwan talking about his new record deal with Spinnin' Records, his career and don't forget to check out his new track called "Tenderlove"!
Let's start talking about your song with Polina Griffith"Falling In Love", Can you tell us something about this song and how did this collaboration started?
As you know I just signed with Spinnin for several releases, so back in the days I was a huge fan of Polina's Disco House Tracks, so I just send her a few things, then we were like "Oh Man! We have the right sound for the track" . So we actually took the original vocal and made something totally new. More like Ibiza vibes, I wanted to make a club track but with good vibes! And She loved it, she said "Yeah! Let's do it!". But I've never met her, that's the crazy part, the whole idea I made during the 4 days I was in China, in a hotel room. And I'm happy because it's what I really like to play when I'm partying myself, it's the Ibiza style.
We want to know about your new record deal with Spinnin! Are you excited?
Spinnin for me is the world's biggest dance label for sure, and I still can release whatever I want to release or review and I can still release on my own record label. But the more vocal driven tracks are going to be released on Spinnin because they have such a big network and I want my music to be played in my own way, on my own fun.
To a different audience?
Not only club music anymore. I'm still the label boss, I still do everything, I just say "Ok, this is a release, please put it online".
Are you excited to be here in Taipei to headline Tomorrowland Unite?
I'm super excited because last year I was booked here as well but then the Typhoon (Big Storm) came in and I actually traveled 12 hours before I notice that so it was pretty hard. And now we're back here and I'm really happy because it was so hot today but without a doubt, people went really really hard. I've never expected so much energy !! I did a great job and the atmosphere was really, really good!
Here you are really popular, so how does it felt like to be one of the most expected Dj's on stage today?
If you say so... I'm just really happy to be here and I'm really happy to play a lot of new tracks and the Old School Dannic's tracks with the progressive sound. It's a dream come true.
If you could just pick 5 songs, which ones are the "Must Play" in your set?
Right now, my collaboration with Hardwell, then the new Progressive House track that i've made. The "Fallin In Love" ones, because actually with all the heavy tracks is the perfect in-between part with the relaxing stuff and good vibes.
And I really love "Power" by Hardwell and KSHMR. I also love this new track of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Nicky Romero, is groovy and with a lot of energy. I and love how that it's coming back, a lot of EDM from 2013/2014 is coming back now. Finally, people are not trying to do the new Chainsmokers's music anymore and they're just going back to their roots.
Please leave a message for your fans in Asia!
I'm always overwhelmed by how many fans are here in Asia for me and they are so dedicated as well, so they know every song and I really can't wait to show them my new music especially what I said before the "old school Dannic's Sound" with the progressive melodies and the big room sound. I've just worked really hard to make everyone happy!
@2018 DJ Mag Malaysia
Italian producer/DJ Jean Marie is a man in no need of an introduction. He’s created some massive hits, working with everyone from Flo Rida to Snoop Dogg, and even Marta Sanchez. Additionally, he’s played best stages around the world including Space Ibiza and main stage at Ultra Miami and Ultra Europe.
Among all of these accomplishments, perhaps the most notable is that Jean Marie is one of the first ever Italians to ever get to play Ultra’s prestigious main stage. This past year, his good friend and colleague, Ultra resident Mykris, invited him on stage for an electrifying and unforgettable moment to premiere his brand new single, “Moonlight Fiesta”, that you can watch here:
The single is pure gold, and is followed up in perfect fashion with remixes from Mykris & Kevu who provide thunderous edits to the original. Keep an eye out for Jean Marie’s “Moonlight Fiesta” coming soon!
Nashville is a city that’s growing at a rapid rate, and with that is the rise of dance music, especially that of techno and tech house. Nashville’s very own Petey Mac & Yabé are two artists that are contributing heavily to scene, and have come together for the very 1st time for their techno smash, “Every Other Night”.
“Every Other Night” takes you on a journey to the underground that is fascinating the whole way through. Driven by a gritty bass and an infectious groove, this track proves it’s one that is ready to make the dance floors shake.
“‘Every Other Night’ is our first collaboration together. It all started at my old studio with Gabe. Fueled by iced coffee, we began testing lots of different ideas and soon had a thumping house track on our hands. We’ve fine tuned it over the past few months, making it something I really believe will move people all around the world. I couldn’t be happier to release it via Altru: Prism. I really admire them and am honored to be their very first release!”
Connect with Petey Mac:
https://www.djpeteymac.com/ https://www.instagram.com/djpeteymac/ https://www.facebook.com/djpeteymac/ https://twitter.com/djpeteymac https://soundcloud.com/djpeteymac
Connect with Yabé: https://www.instagram.com/dancetoyabe/ https://soundcloud.com/dancetoyabe
Julian Jordan is such an amazing DJ and producer, with 23-year-old and so many accomplishments in his career in Electronic Music. Most known for his hit "Kangaroo" with Sander Van Doorn, and "BFAM" with Martin Garrix. He is back with us for an exclusive interview right after his performance at Unite with Tomorrowland Taiwan.
Julian told us about his new track called "Bounce That" with Olly James, his career, fans and his performance as a headliner of this amazing event.
Come and check it!
Hi Julian! It's so nice to have you back with us! We want to know about your new song with Olly James and how this collaboration started?
Olly and I, we know each other for quite a time right now, I've invited him to play with me in my ADE Night last year and it was an amazing success, we did a back to back. We thought "we have to make a song together", so after that, we just started to make music and we did a song together called "Bounce That" and right now we are working on a new track as well. There's going to be some exciting stuff.
So same music genre? Same energy?
Yes, it will be a follow up of "Bounce That"!
So you are always traveling all over the world. In which country do you think your music is most appreciated?
That is hard to say... I played a few times in Guatemala and I love that place, I have a big fan base there, but also all over Asia, my music is very appreciated. Japan is a really big market for me, I have a great fan base. But China is hot right now, and Taiwan is crazy for me because is my second time here, I see so many reactions, fans... I can't just pick one country.
Asia has an energy that I can't really compare.
So are you excited to play here at Tomorrowland Unite Taiwan?
Absolutely, this is an amazing event and I love the way that they try to give the Tomorrowland experience all over the world, not only in Belgium. So if you can't go to Belgium, you can go here, and have the same kind of vibe, an experience that you have there. I really think that is great, and it's something that I really admire, I love to play here and I love to give the people of Tomorrowland's vibe and the feeling that they would have there. So maybe when they see me play next year they will say, I will have to go to Tomorrowland.
If you could just pick four songs you play the most in your set, which songs you would say?
Right now I would have to say...
I have a new track coming up, for me it's a "must play", I really like this one because it gives the most energy to my sets, it's gonna be called "Fire", because it's a track with a lot of energy. The second one for me would be the Martin Garrix's and Loopers new track!
The third one, ahhh let's think... Actually right now I love to play "Levels" by Avicii because you see the reaction it gives to everyone in the crowd. Especially now when you see that there's love for him and his music so much, that it's super great to remember him and his music by just playing a song and you can see what it does to everyone in the crowd.
And of course, "Bounce That", I've played everytime. That is also a track that I play a lot in my set's, I made it with Olly James, an amazing producer, and DJ.
Thank you, Julian!!
Please leave a message to your fans in Asia:
So to everyone listening to me right now, checking me out on Instagram, everywhere, I love you guys, I hope you have a great time wherever you are and I hope to see you soon on a festival or a club near you. We will be back in Asia soon!
At the core of being a great DJ is the ability to select the perfect song to play at the perfect moment to take the dancefloor on a journey. The same could be said of an artist or a producer, writing or finding the perfect song to express emotion and tell a story. Long time friends of the label, Tom Staar & Eddie Thoneick have collaborated to deliver something special for the close of summer and beyond, that combines Tom’s sonics and Eddie’s classic house sensibilities
The haunting beauty of the outerworldly vocals, the message of the lyrics, and the epic production combine to make a song that is instantly memorable and emotionally moving. Her vocal delivery morphs with the intensity of the track – increasing and decreasing in power and control.
Then, the explosion of the incessant hook brings the energy of a massive Ibiza party, that infinite power that a repeated sound has to motivate you to abandon all inhibitions and let yourself become part of the crowd. It’s also one of those rare records that grow on you every time, with no burn factor whatsoever.
I could continue to describe the journey through various realms of flashback progressive, but it’s best experienced yourself.
METAFO4R does not deliver just electronic dance music but stand for a complete main stage show with a different perspective on existing sounds and live elements. It’s DubVision and Firebeatz, but tilted and colorized with each member in possession of their own neon color. It’s build on the fortitude of two outstanding duo’s but adds chemistry and its mission to revive the rave culture, hence the neon colors.
“Its really awesome working together as METAFO4R. We all have different musical backgrounds and working with the four of us also brings a guaranteed huge amount of energy and creativity to the table, both in the studio and on stage.” –
The first official single they release as a quartet is ‘Best Part Of Me’.
An authentic heartfelt vocal takes over telling a love story, trying to redeem the one he loves so much.
The track immediately put you into a state where you can soak up everything that’s going on. Catchy and ready for a sing-along, the lyrics and vocal delivery are what make “Best part of me” the track it is. It is a perfect laid-back pop song.
The track is heartfelt and meaningful, where his voice resonates as if he is at first letting you, and only you, in on a secret. As his voice raises in volume, he begins to let more people in. Suddenly you realize the world is listening in on this secret as well, and you don’t mind because the excellent relaxing pop mood of the music has put you at ease.
Metaf4or’s debut is not only enchanting, but intelligent and subtle.
“It was a big challenge to produce an entire set with solely new music, but it was a fun and inspiring process. We are very happy how our first two shows as METAFO4R at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland turned out and really excited to further evolve our live shows! For our Tomorrowland set we added a few live elements and we plan to further expand this for our future sets as METAFO4R.”