BOB SINCLAR AND POP ICON ROBBIE WILLIAMS TURN CHANCE MEETING INTO BRAND-NEW SINGLE: 'ELECTRICO ROMANTICO'
Sometimes, a chance meeting is all it takes for magic to happen. In Los Angeles, at the start of a new school year, Bob Sinclar was invited to a charity event organized by the French high school his children go to. Among the parents participating was a certain Robbie Williams, and during this atypical meeting far from studios, clubs and gigantic concert halls, all the elements were there for an artistic collaboration between an electronic music star and world-renowned pop icon: 'Electrico Romantico'.
Listen to Bob Sinclar feat. Robbie Williams – Electrico Romantico
Confirming the musical shift of Bob Sinclar after dominating European radio airplay for almost fifteen weeks with summer single 'I Believe', 'Electrico Romantico' offers a combination of explosive grooves and disco-esque vibes to really get the crowd going. Add to that Robbie Williams' alluring, impeccably poppy vocals and you know that this meeting of two staple artists shows why both artists are unanimously touted as 21st century hit machines.
Legendary French artist Bob Sinclar has been one of the longest standing figures of the international electronic music scene, and produced some of its most iconic house hits across a career spanning almost 20 years. With eight full-length albums under his belt, a glittering discography that includes #1 hits and gold and platinum records, and a constant tour diary that features annual slots at Carnaval de Rio and Tomorrowland as well as an annual residency at Pacha Ibiza with his 'Paris By Night' concept, his influence can be felt throughout all levels of dance music.
There's no denying that Robbie Williams is among the biggest music stars of this era. As a solo artist, he has sold over 77 million albums worldwide, has six of the top 100 best-selling albums in British history, and has had fourteen #1 singles. He is also one of the most in-demand live performers in music, who continues to play stadiums around the world, and has won a record number of eighteen BRIT Awards – more than any other artist in music history.
One of the fastest rising duos in the electronic music industry, D’Angello & Francis continue to prove their worth through stellar productions released through one of the industry’s most prominent labels, Smash The House. The pair were recently mentioned by Bassjackers in the DJ Mag top 100 feature as breakthrough artists, yet another testament to their talent.
INTERVIEW WITH D’ANGELLO & FRANCIS
How do you feel about being mentioned as breakthrough artists in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs feature?
We didn’t expect Bassjackers to shout out to us. They’ve worked with so many artists in their career, so it’s a great honor they mentioned us. We did do a massive collab with them on Smash The House, called ‘All Aboard’ and we just finished a new one, so in that way it make sense. We are very happy with these tracks and it’s nice to have their ongoing support.
Having worked so closely with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike throughout your careers, are you planning to continue working with them in the future?
Sure, we have a lot of new tracks lined up for their label. And we always send our finished tracks to them to get their feedback first. They really like the style we produce and most of the time you will find a track of ours in their set. That’s why we also decided to work on a track together. We are very excited about that one!
Your latest track ‘Victorum’ received a great deal of support, what was your inspiration behind the track?
Yeah we did get good support on that track! The break melody is actually based on an old trance record from the late 90s. We just worked from there on. Made the melody much more powerful, put our own vocals on it and worked out a massive drop. Fire!
What’s next for you, what’s coming up?
Music-wise we have our collab ‘The Flight’ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Bassjackers that’s coming up. We are finishing a lot of new tracks in the studio these days. We kind of took a step back from touring during the last months, to get all our music finished. So we can release a lot more new stuff in 2019!
With 35,000 visitors from over 100 countries set to descend on Utrecht's Jaarbeurs venue for the 900th edition of ASOT (A State of Trance), Armin van Buuren's forthcoming showpiece event has now fully SOLD OUT an amazing 6 weeks before the show. The monumental performance - set to take place on 23rd February 2019 - will see the Dutch trance giant headline an eagerly anticipated night, with a series of special guests also in attendance.
"To be able to celebrate 900 episodes of A State Of Trance with a whopping 35.000 fans in a sold-out Jaarbeurs is truly a dream come true. Armin added. I can't wait to make some amazing memories with all of these wonderful people from all over the world!"
The CEO of ALDA Allan Hardenberg shared the excitement and noted: "I'm really proud that we have been able to sell out this event by record-breaking numbers six weeks before the show."
With the ASOT 900 theme announced as 'Lifting You Higher', British trance trio Above & Beyond will join Armin at the showpiece event, marking their first appearance at an individual Dutch 'A State of Trance' event in 7 years. Armin's 900th celebration also sees an all-star billing join proceedings, with Cosmic Gate, Estiva, FUTURECODE (Ben Gold x Omnia), MaRLo and Vini Vici all penciled in for mainstage slots, exploring a slick fusion of older trance sounds combined with modern and melodic approaches.
With Armin also marking his return to the Who's Afraid of 138?! stage for the first time since ASOT 650, the trance legend will start the evening's proceedings with an exclusive warm-up vinyl set, providing early bird fans with the opportunity to hear the trance icon three times during the course of the monumental event.
ASOT 900 promises to be one of 2019's most eagerly anticipated events in the electronic music calendar, but with tickets now fully sold out, fans who are unable to attend the event can tune into the action via special live stream on ASOT.TV which will video stream the Mainstage between 9 pm and 6 am while the audio stream of another 4 stages will also be available for those not able to join ASOT900 in person.
Full line-up per stage in alphabetical order:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
FUTURECODE (Ben Gold x Omnia)
MaRLo (Tech-Energy Set)
John 00 Fleming
ROAD TO 1000: LIFTING YOU HIGHER
Ferry Tayle b2b Dan Stone
Ruben de Ronde
WHO'S AFRAID OF 138?!
Armin van Buuren
Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0
What do you get when Vini Vici, Blastoyz, and Jean Marie come together and collaborate? The answer is one electrifying single that goes by the name of “Gaia”, signed to Spinnin’ Records. Set for release December 17th, “Gaia” is proven to be the perfect track to cap off 2018 in a thunderous fashion.
Both Vici Vici and Blastoyz hail from Israel, making quite the name for themselves as they each have performed at the biggest festivals all over the world, and their music has amassed millions of streams. Jean Marie is no stranger to success either, as the Italian star has worked 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.
Together, these three artists created an absolute smash to cap off this year. “Gaia” was premiered by Vini Vici at Tomorrowland this past summer, mesmerizing the crowd with its hypnotic rhythms and a booming drop.
“Gaia” is Psytrance at it’s finest, a single that is set to shake dance floors all around the world.
Listen to “Gaia” by Vini Vici, Blastoyz, and Jean Marie!
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Truly a match made in dancefloor heaven, TV Noise and Blinders are two of STMPD RCRDS' most boundary-pushing artists. This unique new collaboration is a perfect meeting of mind, with seriously crazy results. First premiered in their back-to-back set at the STMPD label night at ADE, Fire is something seriously special.
Immediately explosive, this fearsome track boldly marks its territory from the first beat. Intense, dancehall vocals arrive to hype the crowd, with a mighty drop yielding throbbing off-beat bass toms, fizzing, distorted riffs and crazy fills that take the energy higher. A tense, darkly-tinged breakdown increases the drama level, the vocal getting more infectious still as a winding lead riff plays out a feel-good melody. Huge, chunky drum fills punctuate the enormous build, slamming us back into this weighty track in style.
Bursting into life like a firecracker, the track is emblematic of all the best qualities of both artists: energetic, twisted, hard, groovy, freaky and exciting. With a few nods to classic material from The Prodigy along the way, it's an absolute monster.
It's been a big year for both TV Noise and Blinders. TV Noise has put together acclaimed sets at the likes of Ultra Korea, Ultra Japan, Ultra Beijing, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound and Ushuaïa Ibiza. Their weekly summer residency at BCM Mallorca also went down a storm, and multiple tours of Asia delighted their fans in the East. Blinders just finished a great week after playing in front of 50.000 ecstatic people in both Mumbai and Delhi at Martin Garrix's shows in India. The two STMPD RCRDS artists are sure to deliver more stunning work in the future.
Tickets available here
After recently revealing the 'Lifting You Higher' theme for ASOT 900, Armin van Buuren has unveiled the full line-up for the highly anticipated event in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 23 February 2019.
British trance trio Above & Beyond will join Armin at the showpiece event, marking their first appearance at an individual Dutch 'A State of Trance' event in 7 years. Armin's ASOT 900 celebration sees an all-star billing join proceedings, with Cosmic Gate, Estiva, FUTURECODE (Ben Gold x Omnia), MaRLo and Vini Vici all penciled in for mainstage slots, exploring a slick fusion of older trance sounds combined with modern and melodic approaches.
With a range of progressive trance heroes at the event, including Dezza, Gundamea, John 00 Fleming, Kolonie, Matt Fax, Paul Thomas and Rodg , Armin has also catered for the Psy contingent with Astrix, Captain Hook, Exis, Ghost Rider, Magnus, Reality Test, Shadow Chronicles and WHITENO1SE.
The ASOT series, which first started back in 2001, is slowly approaching its milestone 1000th episode and as a celebration a wealth of names will headline the Road To 1000: Lifting You Higher stage, as AVAO, Fatum, Ferry Tayle b2b Dan Stone, KhoMha, Luke Bond, Maor Levi, and Ruben de Ronde top the bill.
Armin will be marking his return to the Who's Afraid of 138?! stage for the first time since ASOT650. The legendary Dutch producer will be joined by Allen Watts, Davey Asprey, Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0, PUSH Live, Sneijder, and Will Atkinson, rounding off proceedings with a bang.
The electric ASOT 900 will start with an exclusive warm-up vinyl set by Armin, which means that some lucky early bird fans will have the opportunity to hear the trance giant three times during the monumental event.
ASOT 900 promises to be one of 2019's most eagerly anticipated events in the electronic music calendar, and tickets are available here.
WHO'S AFRAID OF 138?!
Armin van Buuren
Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0
If you’re big into listening to live sets or radio shows like me, chances are you’ve heard SKIY ” Who Got The Keys" being played at one point or another.
Fast-rising DJ/producer SKIY has brought her slick style of house, Who Got The Keys is certain to cause a splash throughout the industry and has already received big support with underground house inspired vibe.
The precise percussion and vocal cuts in the tune give it a bit of an underground track with a sick sound. The downtempo song has a bit of a future beats feel to it with the warm vibes and crisp production quality.
Who Got The Keys is big energy reminiscent of the scene's last heyday as an underground community, and influences from disco. With Oliver Heldens’ seal of approval, Who Got The Keys is set to do big things and proves just how versatile SKIY is as an artist. Expect big things from SKIY in the future.
link spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6n0ngJ7VgaQNlkJ3xwAvab
Italian duo Daddy’s Groove has established themselves as a huge marker in the more groovy-styled House scene. Their new track BVULGARI, is a bohemian-groovy ones, perfect to inflame the dancefloor.
A low bass is introduced that adds to the underlying carnival feel of the track. Once you take a to it, the one thing that obviously stands out is the gypsy-like vibe in it.
It is an up-winding piece of groove house, building up a vintage festive vibe punctuated by a slowing tempo, which gradually increases again before returning to the tribal rhythm.
It’s as if “BVLGARI” takes you on a journey, through the lows and highs, and just seems to keep you hooked on the groove.
This duo is one which never lets you down.
Daddy's Groove- BVULGARI is out Now via Spinnin rec.
Grab your copy: https://spinninrecords.com/releases/bvulgari/details
SICK INDIVIDUALS are, without a doubt, one of the most promising young talents in today’s electronic dance music scene. These distinctive musical prodigies put their heart and soul into their tracks, making every song and live performance a memorable one!
Our team got a chance to sit down with Ray & Jim from Sick Individuals and talked about their music, difference of cultures in receiving their music, challenges, as well as future plans for the duo!
“Let seethe SICK Music craze continue…!”
Poland in the house! Blinders has firmly marked himself out as one of STMPD RCRDS's most exciting names. After the world premiere by Martin Garrix during his Tomorrowland set, his track Leaving is now officially seeing the light of day.
Following on from the pristine pop of Melt (Tasty), he's back with a new high-octane houser that will set pulses racing. This thumping slice of bass house hits in all the right places, with thick bass tones, colourful electro synths, infectious pitched vocals and supremely energetic drums. The emotive breakdowns are masterfully crafted with breakbeat sections and heavenly pad sounds, and when the distorted horn riff drops into play the result is complete pandemonium.
With appearances this summer at Ushuaia Ibiza, Tomorrowland and Balatonsound, Blinders has been playing to some huge crowds and gathering many new fans in the process. Take one look at this video of the moment Martin Garrix dropped Leaving at Tomorrowland and it will be clear that this is a track that will destroy any dancefloor it's played on.
Blinders - Leaving Listen / Download: http://stmpd.co/BLNLID