After 7 years of chart topping hits covering an array of genres, Pleasurekraft have announced the release of their debut album "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" set for release on 23rd February.
Whether treading into electronica with the album's existential bookends; "Interiors" and "Last Transmission", or flexing big-room techno muscles on "The Day the Earth Stood Still" & "Rigel", there is an indelible fingerprint throughout the 11 tracks that merits continuous listens to reveal its multi-layer depth. Filled with cinematic and cosmological references throughout, what makes "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" truly unique is that it is not merely music for a clubbing experience, but something more, something akin to a musical mission statement; To prove that there is more to dance music than just a 4/4 beat, cliche drug references, and party themed vocals. From Casey Gerald's thought-provoking sermon on "G.O.D. (Gospel of Doubt)", to the searingly cynical "Corpse Reviver Number 1", this debut album is wholly visceral on a musical and thematic level.
Having established a firm reputation for creating standout productions since the release of the now iconic "Tarantula", Pleasurekraft's musical evolution has moved towards a much tougher, atmospheric blend of melodic techno in recent years, comprised of big room drums, soaring breaks, and smart, unpredictable vocals. This self-dubbed "cosmic techno" sound has garnered support from a range of techno heavyweights, including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber & many more.
While "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" is certainly dressed in full techno regalia, it's pulsing heart yearns toward a greater understanding of the Cosmos, and humanity's place within it.
Out 23rd February on Kraftek Music.
Today, the musically versatile producer and DJ, Carnage announces the Battered Bruised & Bloody Tour in support of his just announced sophomore album of the same name. The worldwide tour will hit major international and stateside cities including Paris, France, Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, Atlanta, GA and Athens, Greece.
Earlier this week, Carnage also revealed the cover art and title to his much-awaited sophomore effort Battered Bruised & Bloody, slated for release on March 2nd via his own imprintHeavyweight Records, and is available for Spotify pre-save now. After months of dropping hints, guest features and track listing for the upcoming album are still under wraps and will be announced shortly.
Recently, the tireless producer released back-to-back well-received singles from the album; "I Shyne" with Lil Pump, and "Learn How To Watch", featuring Mac Miller and MadeinTYO. Since release "I Shyne" has surpassed 2.8 million Spotify streams, 8.3 million views on YouTubeand 3.5 million plays on Soundcloud. Meanwhile, "Learn How To Watch" has over 2.5 million Spotify streams, and the video has surpassed 2.9 million YouTube views.
In 2017 Carnage debuted the eagerly-awaited and critically lauded collaborative EP with Young Thug, titled Young Martha. He also introduced the world to his hip-hop persona, THIRTYRACKon the Step Brothers EP with G-Eazy, and unleashed two solo tracks, as THIRTYRACK, "Xan Man" and "Fuck N****". Additionally, in 2017 the worldwide hit, "I Like Tuh" feat.iLoveMakonnen, earned him an RIAA Gold certification and both Young Martha and Step Brothers EPs garnered over 84 million streams collectively on Spotify alone. Not stopping there, he launched his own label, Heavyweight Records.
Carnage has single handedly been elevating his unique mix of genre bending production to mainstream popularity ever since he produced the hit song, "Big Spender" with Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky. His much sought-after production work has led to collaborations and producer led projects that include hip-hop heavy hitters Migos, Rick Ross, A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert and many others.
2018 is already setting up to be an amazing year for the pioneering entrepreneur who will hit the ground running with national and international tour dates and his annual RARE festivals that showcases superstars from the hip-hop and electronic scene.
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RUDIMENTAL Unveil Their Official Video For "These Days" Featuring Jess Glynne Macklemore and Dan Caplen
Rudimental have today unveiled their official video for ‘These Days’. Shot in London and Seattle, and directed by Johnny Valencia, the video follows a relationship and break-up story, portrayed by featured artists’ Jess Glynne and Macklemore.
The collective’s new single offers vocal duties from the inimitable talent that is Jess Glynne, [Jess is only the second female artist to ever have five #1 singles in the UK] Macklemore [who’s a four-time GRAMMY Award Winner] and emerging soul/RnB sensation Dan Caplen. In the space of week, the single has amassed over 2 million UK streams, over 5 million worldwide, and it was the 2nd highest new entry in the UK last week across all platforms!
Rudimental are currently working on their third studio album.
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Bangkok, January 26, 2018 – United Music Events, Czech Republic-based event organizer of large-scale high quality dance events since 2005,Create Intelligence, Thailand's leading creative, digital and production company specialized in unique and innovative concepts, and Pure Pleasure Entertainment recently hosted the Exclusive Warm-Up Party for Transmission Bangkok 2018 at Sky on 20, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 with a special guest, Driftmoon, who will be performing The Ceremony of Warriors at Transmission Festival Asia, and Bangkok's own DJ LonSkii .
The at the Exclusive Warm-Up Party, Create Intelligence and United Music Events representatives highlighted the new theme 'The Spirit of The Warrior' which is set to be the biggest production to date, along with the full artists lineup; Aly & Fila, Ben Nicky, Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella,Jordan Suckley, Key4050, Markus Schulz Presents Dakota, and,The Thrillseekers, The Ceremony of Warriors by Driftmoon and Geronimo Snijtsheuvel, and warm-up by local talent DJ LonSkii. The second edition of Transmission Festival Asia will take place at BITEC's Hall 99-100 on March 17, 2018. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketmelon.com/event/transmission2018 priced at THB 2,800 for Tier 1 General Admission and THB 4,500 for Early Bird VIP, and THB 5,000 for Tier 1 VIP.
The second edition of Transmission Festival Asia is set to welcome 12,000 attendees, claiming to be the biggest indoor festival in Thailand, with the accreditation of "the biggest production to date under the new theme 'The Spirit of The Warrior' which was launched on November 25, 2017 at O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic. The 14th edition of the original Transmission event held over 18,000 attendees from more than 70 countries around the world. The organizers of Transmission will once again combine its unique storytelling approach with best-in-class stage and audio visual production. Under the 'The Spirit of The Warrior' show, event audience will be inspired to search for the energy required to conquer everyday challenges and achieve goals. The story revolves around reaching deep within self and unveiling a code to master the courage of ancient warriors and the six virtues that define the spirit of the warrior; Strength, Vision, Unity, Honour, Discipline, and Courage.
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Common Ground, the fourth studio album from Above & Beyond, is released today - Friday, January 26 - on the band’s own Anjunabeats imprint.
The album includes the 2017 festival anthems 'My Own Hymn', 'Northern Soul', 'Alright Now' and 'Tightrope' and new songs with longtime collaborators Justine Suissa (‘Naked’ and ‘Cold Feet’), Zoë Johnston (‘Sahara Love’ and ‘Always’) and Richard Bedford (‘Happiness Amplified’ and ‘Bittersweet & Blue.’)
Common Ground kicks off in cinematic style with ‘The Inconsistency Principle’. Things then move to the dance floor with recent favourites ‘My Own Hymn’ and ‘Northern Soul’, debuted by Above & Beyond at their sold out ABGT250 festival. OceanLab siren Justine Suissa shines on the groove heavy ‘Naked’, while A&B mainstay Zoë Johnston lends her voice to the sun-soaked ‘Sahara Love’. ‘Happiness Amplified’ features a rapturous refrain delivered by the unmistakable voice of Richard Bedford, before a change in gear for the progressive ‘Is It Love? (1001)’. The slow burning ‘Cold Feet’ is another poignant moment from Justine Suissa, with Marty Longstaff tackling the uncertainties of life in ‘Tightrope’. ‘Alright Now' preaches perseverance in the toughest of times while ‘Bittersweet & Blue’ reflects on absence and abandonment. Stripping things back to the band’s instrumental core, the stunning ‘Always’ is an optimistic Zoë Johnston-led ballad. The title track, ‘Common Ground,’ premiered at Ultra Miami 2017, is a final, thought provoking instrumental bookend to the journey.
The release of Common Ground coincides with a tour of the same name - A&B’s most ambitious North American tour to date. Presented by T-Mobile, the tour kicked off on December 29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center with the first full leg of the tour picking up this week. Highlights include stops at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, two nights at Rebel in Toronto, Chicago’s Navy Pier and two nights at San Francisco at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Also recently announced was Above & Beyond’s return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 19 and a Miami Music Week show at The RC Cola Plant in Miami, Florida, with Seven Lions joining as special guest. This is the final stop on the tour and will be one of the most memorable events during dance music’s signature week of the year.
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"Juno" is out NOW
The inspiration for this track comes from a place far away… Maor Levi "A lot of people don't know, but I’m a huge fan of everything Space, I'm sure some of my fans figured it out with previous titles of my tracks, Juno was born during the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch that occurred above the Los Angeles skies. Funnily enough, since there's no Atmosphere in space there's no way for sound to travel, which makes it completely silent, I decided to express my excitement and fascination to Space and our gigantic universe with music, I'm proud of this record and hoping it'll give people this balearic feeling I've had while making it."
Michael Calfan – the French DJ who is closing the gap between the mainstream and the underground with his kaleidoscopic house sound – releases a new urban infused single entitled 'On You'.
'On You' is Michael Calfan's return to the international DJ scene and is as catchy as it is distinct, marking the Parisian artist's latest musical evolution. Topped up with a revamped 'french-touch' sound, 'On You' plays with smooth RnB vocals alongside jittering afro house grooves - sure to find a warm welcome from underground tastemakers and mainstream playlisters alike.
Michael's huge 2015 single, 'Treasured Soul', reached #17 in the UK charts clocking up a combined 50 million streams and 1.3 million Shazams. 2016's 'Nobody Does It Better' picked up another 50 Million streams, marking an overall 100 million combined streams on Spotify. While 'Ressurection', the Frenchman's breakout single with Axwell back in 2011, received heavy rotation in clubs worldwide he has also to date exercised his production talent with remixes for the likes of Duke Dumont and Major Lazer – further ascertaining his distinctive house sound.
Previous support for Michael has come from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong and Annie Mac as well as fellow artists David Guetta, Avicci and The Magician, while the French producer / DJ has also established himself as a huge figure on the touring circuit, playing alongside acts including Martin Solveig, Kygo and MK.
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'My Own Hymn', 'Northern Soul', 'Alright Now','Tightrope' and ‘Always’
Above & Beyond is one of dance music’s most versatile acts. In fact, the trio’s deft songwriting ability and skill with traditional instruments has enabled them to step out from behind the DJ decks and perform their songs in an acoustic format. The not so secret weapon has been an ongoing collaboration with highly talented vocalists including Richard Bedford, Justine Suissa and Zoë Johnston, who each adds a distinct flavor and richness to each song. Shedding the 4/4 beats and progressive rhythms, Above & Beyond have once again teamed up with Zoë Johnston for the emotional ballad ‘Always,’ released as a single today (January 19) and included with the new album, Common Ground, released one week later.
Dating back to 2004, Above & Beyond and Zoë Johnston have collaborated on classics including ‘Good For Me,’ ‘Love Is Not Enough,’ and ‘We’re All We Need’, among many others. Zoë has also been an integral part of A&B’s live acoustic shows, helping the band to transform their original songs into renditions that’s become the stuff of legend. The next step in the partnership is the album Common Ground which features Zoë’s voice on the songs ‘My Own Hymn,’ ‘Sahara Love’ and ‘Always.’
‘Always’ is a gorgeous ballad about the safety, comfort and relief of knowing that somebody will be there for you, especially when you need them most. The song perfectly encapsulates A&B’s work with Zoë - incredible songwriting and delivery that hits you right in the heart. You can’t fight back the tears of joy. Filmed in Flaine and Samoëns in the French Alps, the official video (directed by Daniel Sharp) adds a stunning visual complete with a grand piano performance atop a snow capped mountain.
‘The song acknowledges that those who are there for us no matter what still have the choice to walk away. They could choose to disappear, or backtrack on a commitment to love us, but the fact that they don't is what makes their love evermore extraordinary and precious to us,’ Johnston says.
The release of Common Ground coincides with a tour of the same name - A&B’s most ambitious North American tour to date. Presented by T-Mobile, the tour kicked off on December 29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center with the first full leg of the tour picking up at the end of January. Highlights include stops at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, two nights at Rebel in Toronto, Chicago’s Navy Pier and two nights at San Francisco at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Also recently announced was Above & Beyond’s return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 19 and a Miami Music Week show at The RC Cola Plant in Miami, Florida, with Seven Lions joining as special guest. This is the final stop on the tour and will be one of the most memorable events during dance music’s signature week of the year.
It's been quite a while since ARTY last indulged Armada Music with his trailblazing signature sound, but the long-time industry icon and Armada alum is most definitely returning to the label. Almost five years after collaborating with Armin van Buuren on 'Nehalennia', ARTY kicks off 2018 with 'Sunrise' (feat. April Bender), the first new single of many more to come this year.
Listen to ARTY feat. April Bender - Sunrise
Uplifting like the first rays of the morning sun, 'Sunrise' is all any dance music fan could ask for. Sporting wonderful chords and an eruptive melody alongside contemplative lyrics and April Bender's gorgeous vocals, this cut shows that ARTY has been able to step up his game even further and will keep clubbers going till the break of dawn.
ARTY: "It's important for me to continue making the music I enjoy the most and 'Sunrise' definitely falls into that category. It's both a milestone and an incredibly important track in my career as I get back to my Progressive House roots and I'm extremely excited to officially share it with my fans after successfully sneaking it into my live sets for the past few months."
Born Artem Stoliarov (or Arty for short), ARTY has been one of electronic music's most consistent acts in the past ten years. Since starting his career in 2009 at the age of 19, he quickly made waves across the dance music realm, releasing his music on a range of top-tier labels while crafting up crowd-pleasing remixes for the likes of Halsey ('Hurricane' – over 47 million streams), OneRepublic, London Grammar, Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson and Years & Years. Now residing in Los Angeles, ARTY continually plays the biggest festivals and clubs in the world (e.g. Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa, Amnesia Ibiza, Creamfields), clocks up millions of streams on Spotify on a regular basis and keeps his Trance roots alive via his work under his acclaimed ALPHA 9 moniker. Make no mistake about it; ARTY is one of dance music's hottest acts of today and about to bring the heat with some more of his club-invading, playlist-conquering productions, 'Sunrise' included.
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Global, platinum-selling collective, Rudimental, have today unveiled their striking new single 'These Days' featuring a stellar line up of Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen.
Taken from the bands forthcoming third album, 'These Days' is released via Major Toms/Atlantic Records and sees the collective take it back a notch whilst retaining their matchless, experimental sound – something for which has seen the group become one of the biggest British-selling acts of the century.
Produced alongside John Ryan (Maroon 5/Kendrick Lamar) vocal duties stem from the inimitable talent that is Jess Glynne, [Jess is only the second female artist to ever have five #1 singles in the UK] Macklemore [who's a four-times GRAMMY Award Winner] and emerging soul/RnB sensation Dan Caplen.
Caplen wrote the demo in 2016 and after teaming-up with Rudimental for their hit-making production duties, he later played it to Macklemore during a writing-session in LA last year, who jumped at the chance of featuring on it. The final part of the jigsaw was Jess Glynne. Laying down vocals on the track after a studio session last year, Jess completed the stellar line up leading to the birth of the remarkable 'These Days'.
Rudimental returned to the music scene last summer with their Gold-selling single 'Sun Comes Up' ft. James Arthur, a single which date the single has sold over 540,000 in the UK alone and spent 8 weeks in the Top 10 Official Chart, peaking at #6 also earning a global stream count of over 65 million!
To date, the genre-defying, BRIT-Award winning band has sold over 3.1 million singles in the UK! They released their double-platinum selling debut album "Home" to critical acclaim in 2013, which has since sold over 1 million units worldwide, earning them at Mercury Prize nomination. Subsequently, they released their second UK #1, studio album "WE THE GENERATION" in the autumn of 2015 and featuredtheir global smash "Lay It All On Me" which featured Ed Sheeran and sold over 1.7 million copies, globally, including Gold single status in the US. The album married an array of genres including soul, funk, hip hop, drum and bass and even featured the last vocal recordings from the late Bobby Womack on the track "New Day". In addition to the above, Rudimental concluded their last global tour with sold out shows at both Alexandra Palace and & the o2 Arena in London - the equivalent of 25,000 ticket sales!
Released via Major Toms/Atlantic Records, 'These Days' is available now on all digital platforms.
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