No stranger to festival gems, Dutchman Mike Williams is about to unleash a new tune titled “The Beat.” What makes the electro track live up to its title? The intro is completely unexpected, starting with catchy melodies and heavy beats which gets more aggressive and electro as it builds.The drop and buildup are everything you would expect from a track like this, but it’s the effects and the increasing power in the vocals that elevate the track to a higher level. The Beat” is simultaneously playful and blazing all building up a strong festival party vibe.
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Keeping things fresh and exciting for the ever-evolving party crowd is a challenge that the night scenes in town face. However, with the leading trademark of Malaysia’s #1 Superclub. Zouk KL has done it again by proving to party-goers from all around that they still hold that energy to wow spectators with their events and ingenuity to the music scene.
Zouk KL’s motto has always been One World, One Music, One Tribe, One Dance. This 2018, they advanced with an additional ‘ONE KINGDOM’ into their ZoukIN theme, as they believe that music is the greatest communication in the world. With this mantra in mind, the team at Zouk KL collaborated with Wired Music Week and teamed up with ZoukIN headliners Dimatik and Maddix to conduct a music production masterclass.
The Superclub’s first ever music production masterclass was held the day before the official ZoukIN party at Apex Lounge with a full attendance of over 50 students. From beginners to seasoned DJs, everyone was enthusiastic to see what Dimatik and Maddix had to offer. It was an engaging class that ended with many aspiring DJs chatting with the music producers on advice and pointers on their music style. There was much feedback on how the masterclass was rather insightful and many were fortunate to be able to attend such function.
“The initiative by Zouk KL is really a great start ... We also feel grateful that [they] got us involve as part of the event. With such educational activities, I believe we can improvise the current music community,” said the founder of Wired Music Week – John Beh.
August 3, 2018 saw the revival of ZoukIN, Malaysia’s biggest indoor music festival. Held annually and proven a success for three years in a row now. With Zouk KL’s team all hand on deck running at full speed and a full house by midnight, party animals were ready to turn up the hype with their favorite DJs from each respective rooms.
Four stages at Zouk KL was transformed into different styles of their own with a hint of tribal touch. Zouk Mainroom was the power house where we hosted all the headliners. Dubbed as Excalibur, the LED and laser lights made Maddix, Heatbeat, and Dimatik’s show even more energetic and compelling as everyone danced at the same beat and rhythm. Harddance, EDM, trance, and psy-trance lovers packed the room full and everyone was loving every drop of music.
Terra Nova was Phuture’s name of the night, as the room welcomed DJ Nana and Kiyoto from Japan. It brought a whole new vibe and energy all the way from the land of the rising sun to the crowd and atmosphere. The Leng Sisters alongside local DJ Alexis Grace and DJ LP from Thailand admitted full-on girl power to Paradise in Velvet Underground. Enhancing the sophisticated vibe of the room, these female DJs sure brought their A-game to ZoukIN last Friday night! Last but not least, Imperial also known as Dome for the night acted as the friendly battleground for our resident DJs versus our friends from Singapore – Lenerd and Styluxtakut.
Needless to say the night was filled with jam-packed fun and good vibes, DJs going full throttle ahead with their best mixes and emcees hyping up the party, as the crowd goes wild. Zouk KL will be looking forward to more events like these in time to come.
Pioneer DJ and prodigious producer Dannic has aligned with Russian native Polina, to release the ultimate summer collaboration ‘Falling in Love (SOS)’, with the single being undoubtedly set to ignite the summer vibes in fans worldwide.
Gaining rapid worldwide status, it is clear that his intense commitment to his art, combined with his flawless live productions is earning him a plethora of newly dazzled fans worldwide, and this track is definitely reflects his musical passion, commitment and funkiness.
"Falling in love" has the sound of a traditional Europop single: punchy chords, tropical synths and a catchy chorus all make up a bubbly single for summer.
With lyrics in the verses that fluctuate in pace, the listener’s attention is caught before things are truly slowed down for the chorus. Harmonised backing vocal floats above a gentle rhythm in a break which restores a time to the track and help create a relaxing feel.
Dannic, with the help of Polina , bring the track headfirst into 2018 in all its glory.
Malaysia’s Biggest Indoor Dance Music Festival is back! This means five of Zouk KL’s many rooms will experience metamorphosis once again, transforming into their very own stage with its own unique musical direction along with a wide-array of international and regional artists. With completely different stage concepts and over 20 musical acts from all around the world, this is a spectacular that is not to be missed!
ROOMS & ARTISTS: Zouk Mainroom - the heart of Zouk KL with its altar-like console, massive array of LED lights and visual displays brings forth the majesticness of the vincity and dubbed as EXCALIBUR will feature a holistic line-up of Maddix, Dimatik, and Heatbeat. Supporting these headliners, will be local spin-masters: Chukiess & Whackboi, BATE, and RADZ.
Marked as PARADISE - Zouk’s all-time favorite room, Velvet Underground will be dominated by awesome girl power. Ranked Top 10 in Malaysia’s DJane’s list - talented local female DJs Leng Yein and her sister Leng Sean will be performing alongside local star Alexis Grace. Supporting them will be our Zouk KL weekly residents Ken Fung, Mizz Kiya, and Killnic. We sure look forward to a night of hyped-up music and hot dance scenes coming from this room!
Undergoing a rare transformation, Phuture will be featuring collaborations with international leading clubs across the Asia waters. Welcoming TERRA NOVA, this distinctive club sharing party with international clubs will feature Coxxie from China’s SOS Club and DJ Nana from Japan. Zouk KL’s very own Clifford Sun, TheSim, and Naro will be supporting these acts on the awesome night.
Zouk KL’s urban room - Imperial, will be dubbed as DOME. The room will transform into a battlefront scene showcasing Malaysian and Singaporean DJs. Representing our homeland - Luqe and Nazkimo will be showing down against Singapore’s Lenerd and Styluxtakut. Be sure to get up on your feet and dance the night away with them!
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A synonymous phrase within the entertainment world, as there are always unforeseen obstacles to overcome, however, losing your two main headliners in two completely unrelated incidents is most definitely a first for the Sensation Team.
Just weeks before the event the Organisers of Rise - Bangkok's first White Party in four years faced exactly that challenge when the news about Sam Feldt’s recent scooter accident caused him to cancel is performances due to a broken leg. Adding insult to the injury, Dash Berlin also had to call off all his performances in the pipeline around the globe due to his legal wranglings with former Band members and previous management.
However, not to be defeated, the collaborative efforts of the organisers and the love within the industry itself mean that the show will not only go on as planned but it will be taking the ravers on a journey to another level with an added hour to the night's proceedings.
With the added time comes the introduction of another performance, as not two but four DJ’s take to the decks to replace the unfortunate loss of the two headliners - a local favourite Headhunters is one of the four, with duo Matisse & Sadko in a single set and Dirtcaps to add a bit of shazang in the mix - it is hard to decide who out of this awesome foursome are the actual replacements and it certain that the night will be a memorable one regardless of the missfortune.
After all, the transformation of the venue with the unspeakable light show, barrage of sound from the epic array of the boomboxes plus the core ideologies of the event itself is enough to get most party peeps scrambling for a ticket - “RISE stands for breaking free from the worries and boundaries of daily life, letting go and rising above yourself to find the ultimate euphoria. This show embodies the message of freedom and rebirth. It is an exciting and exhilarating quest that visitors will discover with thousands of like-minded souls.
Together, we will unite in white and synchronize our hearts to the rhythm of the music.” - for a chance to absorb all that on a night out. It is an added perk, of course, to get up close and personal with some of your favourite talents in the game.
With just a week and a bit to spare before Bangkok becomes home to the world’s largest indoor rave, we here can’t even contain our excitement and hope that you will come and join the buzz with your fellow muso cuz (British slang word for cousin).
Sander van Doorn's Purple Haze project has been one of the most exciting new chapters in electronic music in recent times, with a slew of hot singles, a superb debut album and epic live shows stunning the world. He returns to his moniker here for another big new track that's ready to rock festivals the world over.
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Once again channeling the sounds of classic '90s trance but firing it right up to date with a tough attitude and cutting-edge production, Sander van Doorn has created another monster. Epic choir chants filter up from depths before a heady male vocal adds an even more epic touch. A bubbling synth arp cuts through, readying us for the shimmering, widescreen main riff. There's no mega-build before the drop, with a less-is-more approach chosen instead and a bigger impact created as a big result. Driving arpeggiated bass underpins the big claps and crescendo of melody in fine style.
You can catch Sander's Purple Haze shows at City Fest in Prague (July 14), Hï Ibiza (August 8), Electronic Family in Poland (August 14) and Future Sound Of Egypt in Manchester (September 29). That's not to mention SVD sets at Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Mysteryland, Parookaville and more.
Voting is now open for this year's Top 100 DJs poll! Click here to vote.
With over 1 million votes cast each year from 179 countries, the Top 100 DJs is the definitive annual guide to the world's most popular DJs and is a living symbol of the strength of the global electronic music scene.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Top 100 DJs poll. As part of this landmark year, we'll be releasing exclusive historical content throughout the voting period to commemorate the anniversary.
Across its 24 previous winners the Top 100 DJs Poll has spanned the length and breadth of the electronic music sphere, from Carl Cox to Tiësto to David Guetta and Martin Garrix, proving that the poll is representative of the growth - or decline - of dance music scenes, reflecting the ebb and flow of genres as new sounds and scenes take hold and spread. For a second consecutive year UNICEF, the global children’s organisation, is the official charity beneficiary of Top 100 DJs.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries around the world to keep children healthy, happy and safe. The Top 100 DJs poll has always had charity beneficiaries, however 2017 was a major escalation that saw the charity partner elevated to headline status.
The partnership raised in excess of £30,000, including a personal donation of £10,000 by DJ Mag.
In 2018 and partnering for a second year with UNICEF, the ambitions for the campaign are to exceed £50,000 in donations to further support the incredible and on-going work undertaken by UNICEF and help build a better world for children.
You can win a ultimate VIP Top 100 DJs experience by entering the UNICEF charity prize draw via djmag.com/top100djsvip.
The results will be announced on 21st October during a special awards ceremony at Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) in front of 35,000 fans, during the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). In 2017 4 million people tuned in to watch Martin Garrix be crowned The World’s No.1 DJ for a second time.
On the night, fans will also be able to follow the announcement of the Top 100 DJs Results across DJ Mag's digital and social channels, culminating with the unveiling of The World’s No.1 DJ. The print magazine will then issue the Top 100 DJs edition on 25th October, featuring interviews with all Top 100 DJs entries in the poll.
So who will be this year's champion? It's all down to your votes, so choose wisely! Voting is open now and runs until 19th September at 11:59pm BST.
Vote in Top 100 DJs 2018 now!
Our young Swiss Godamn, previously signed on Confession, and supported by Tchami, Malaa, Valentino Khan ... have just released "All Good" on Dim Mak.
"Fusing elements of bass house and G-house together, rising Swiss talent Godamn make a bouncy New Noise debut on "All Good."
GODAMN is a project launched in March 2017 by two swiss artists, who produced and played under another name for several years. Through quality productions, the band is quickly noticed. TCHAMI immediately supported them on the Mainstage of the Ultra Miami 2017 by playing their track "Messin" which was signed on the label Confession a few months later. Malaa also supports these two young artists by playing their music in each of his set, one of these is the intro of his show. To this day, only three tracks have been released. The support of the greatest is not lacking; Don Diablo, Malaa, Jauz, Angelz and others ...
Having years of experience with the crowds, they promise a Bass House / G-House show to feast on. Several other tracks all more energetic than the others will come out during this year 2018. These artists are therefore to follow very closely into the world of House music.
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Off the back of last year's killer collaboration with Afrojack ("LOST"), VASSY has lined up another stellar single that will turn heads. Now teaming up with Canadian Grammy nominees Sultan + Shepard, the Australian singer-songwriter has given rise to "Somebody New", a pristine offering that seems destined for an A-list spot at the world's biggest broadcasting stations. The Australiansongstress truly shines on "Somebody New," which differentiates itself from the progressive house mold with eclectic topline melodies over a groovy beat, polished off with VASSY's sultry vocals. Together with Sultan + Shepard, VASSY has created a track that feels intimate enough to sing your heart out to, but still uptempo enough to dance to on a night out.
"I'm so excited about this new release with Armada Music and Sultan + Shepard; "Somebody New" has a different vibe to all of my other songs. I always have fun in the studio with these two talented guys and, having had success alongside David Guetta with our multi-platinum record "Bad", I wanted to create a unique sound and something intimate for the fans, revealing a more vulnerable side."
Having earned her stripes through some of the most prized collaborations in dance music history, VASSY's vocals and songwriting craftsmanship seem to be instant hit material. As she hit #1 in Billboard's Dance Club Charts and on U.S. Dance Radio with "Nothing To Lose" in 2016, her single "Secrets" (with Tiësto & KSHMR) had already sold six times platinum, won her an IDMAfor "Best Electro House Record" in 2016 and topped off the charts (#1) in 24 countries. "Bad", her anthem with David Guetta & Showtek (co-written by Sultan + Shepard as well), racked up more than a billion streams and two million downloads, becoming a global hit in over twenty countries, selling seven times double platinum – and officially RIAA certified gold – and winning her an IDMA for "Best Electronic Vocalist" in 2015. Stay tuned as VASSY continues her meteoric rise with more new music this year!
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Fresh off the back of their huge release ‘Joker’ with REGGIO, Syzz return to Revealed for another team-up, this time with Hard Lights for the summer-inspired bomb ‘90s Better’, a track suited for intimate clubs through to festival fields that Revealed fans are guaranteed to hear a lot of during the hotter months.
The track has an unmistakable house vibe from the off, accentuated by a round warm bass that will have fans moving accordingly. The first breakdown is comprised of hip-hop vocals, a smooth breakbeat and scratches that Grandmaster Flash would be proud of, before the track switches up and evolves into a dancefloor anthem, with a gliding, fluttering synth leading proceedings and elevating the track to the next level.
With combined support on previous releases from the likes of W&W, Steve Aoki, Blasterjaxx, SICK INDIVIDUALS, Bassjackers and label head Hardwell, this team up is set to be fruitful for both the producer’s burgeoning reputations, propelling them to the world stage and putting their names firmly on the dance music map.
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