Bonton has made quite a name for himself in the world of house due to his iconic sounds and innate knack for crafting together originals and remixes that make dance floors erupt. His latest project takes on the remarkable Shiba San, flipping "What's On My Mind" into one of this summer's hottest remixes.
He uses the vocal samples perfectly, backed with a bouncy, infectious bass line that you can't help but move to. The track flows seamlessly, progressively adding a little more with each drop, especially the last one!
Check out Bontan's remix to Shiba San's "What's On My Mind" below!
Written by: Peter McGuire
@2017 DJ Mag Malaysia
After the summer primed release of ‘One Life’, Barcelona born DJ/Producer HEREN unveils the brand new music video for his latest and greatest studio offering. Complimenting an evolving soundscape between pop and dance, the new video paints a perfect picture of the popular radio track. Keeping in line with the heart felt lyrical content, the video accompanies infectious melodies with visuals expressing and celebrating love, friendship, tolerance, diversity and acceptance of one another’s differences. Carrying forward a distinctive tone which can be found in previous HEREN videos including the huge ‘Here & Now’, which has amassed over 3.5 million streams worldwide, HEREN puts forward his ability to combine sound and visuals to great effect. Produced by Sauvage TV and through the creative vision of director Ernest Desumbila, who has worked with brands such as Adidas, Nike, DIM MAK and who also has a background creating promo videos for clubs such as Ibiza’s Amnesia, ‘One Life’ features Ernest’s obsessively distinguished flair. Showcasing a glossy and colourful aesthetic that gives the video a cool and trendy fashion shoot flavour, the video encompasses HEREN’s signature tone whilst keeping in line with the tracks previous feature in Desigual’s ‘Exotic Jeans’ campaign, which to date has achieved 1.4 million YouTube views. Reaching more than 190 million combined streams worldwide with his music, HEREN continues to inspire and excite across the musical landscape that he is painting, and with a genre spanning sound that is as catchy and it is vibrant, the stylish, sleek tones of his latest music video with ‘One Life’ look set to continue the growing interest around his music.
Steve Angello is one of the most successful electronic musicians in history.
A platinum-selling artist with the super group Swedish House Mafia alongside Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell, they became a formidable force in the dance music scene before splitting back in in 2013.
‘Wild Youth’ isn’t just Steve Angello’s first solo album, it’s a self-portrait of a superstar who’s matured with a newfound sense of confidence as an artist.
This album was accompanied, upon release, by a series of music videos that functioned as a documentary.
Steve took to Facebook to share with the world that he is now working on and producing a new Documentary titled ‘The Last Free Space‘.
"The last free space" is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of a group of isolated community of people labeled as outcasts or runaways in Slab City, California.
It reveals their courage and resilience, as they strive to reconstruct their own lives some choose to stay there simply to avoid 21st century civilisation.
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Continuously reimagining his sound and style, the Grammy-winning artist Sharam digs deep into his bag of production tricks for his new project Collecti (pronounced "collect-eye"), drawing heavily from the darker influences of techno. The album is comprised of a host of new material that he has been field testing with incredible response.
"Collecti is a culmination of work that represents my endeavors into a sound that has always been near and dear to my heart and central to my sets: Techno. For my last al-bum Retroactive, I was fixated on all of my influences over the years, for this album, however, my focus is on the darker realms. These records are my dance floor experi-ments, my secret weapons, tracks that have been driving my sets and I'm excited to share this body of work with everyone." - Sharam
Sonically, Collecti is more Detroit than Berlin, employing swung grooves wrought from Sharam's extensive journeys in house and applying them to dark, twisted sound design and abstract, pulsating beats. That's not to say that there's no melody on Collecti, but what's there is presented more as deconstruction than outright delivery. From the roar-ing sounds and rolling bass of "Scorpi" to the dubbed-out minimal vibe of "Mini" to the trippy acid sounds of "Napoli," the ideas throughout Collecti reflect different aspects of Sharam's roots in the underground. Also featured on Collecti, are 4 classics from Sha-ram's "i" series including "Texi," "Hemi" "Crazi," and Tripi." The symbolic "i" is a classifi-cation statement within Sharam's repertoire, one that declares 'this track was meant for club use only.' With his focus entirely on the dance floor, Sharam solidifies his masterful ear as one of a tastemaker.
Sharam's unique production style, along with a diverse list of accomplishments in the international charts and underground realms, has solidified him as a true non-conformist and innovator in dance music - both as a solo artist and as part of the legendary group Deep Dish. His eclectic DJ sets are a journey through sound, with razor-sharp focus to quality and obsessive attention to entertaining both purists and the unassuming. In Sha-ram's mind, dance music is meant for everyone, and forward motion is only possible through cross-pollination of styles. When he's not on the road or in the studio, Sharam is helming his record label Yoshitoshi, proving that after 20 years, the classic label is a force for the ages.
Collecti will be released in three parts over the course of Summer 2017, with a full mixed version and bonus material arriving in October, just in time for ADE.
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians/producers Bruno Mars and David Guetta announce the release of “Versace on the Floor (Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta)” – the official remix to Mars’ latest critically acclaimed song, available now via all DSPs and streaming services.
The third and most recent track from Mars’ hugely successful platinum third album, 24K Magic, “Versace On The Floor” is already an RIAA gold-certified smash despite having only impacted at multi-format radio earlier this month. Additionally, the official audio stream has racked up more than 117 million plays on YouTube alone.
Now, the track receives an official remix treatment from the globally renowned producer/DJ David Guetta. With a rhythmic, riff-heavy bassline underpinning Mars’ soaring and seductive vocals, the track also features synthesized electronic breaks, creating an arrangement that seamlessly blends the musicianship of both artists.
Of his experience remixing Mars’ hit single, “I’m super proud that I had the opportunity to work with Bruno Mars on ‘Versace on the Floor.’ It is more than a remix; it is a collaboration and combination of different worlds together. My goal was to make it more dance and DJ friendly, but still respect the music that he came with, and keep the song and his voice in tact because it’s so beautiful. I hoped to create something that would not just be for one community, just like Bruno makes quality music that speaks to a wide audience. He’s really a next level musician and songwriter. I knew that already, but by working on his music I realized it even more so. ”
Recently, Guetta and Mars opened and closed (respectively) the Billboard Music Awards, with Guetta performing “Light My Body Up” alongside frequent collaborator Nicki Minaj, and Mars closing the show with the television debut of “Versace On The Floor.” Bruno Mars gave an electrifying opening performance on Sunday night at the BET Awards and won his first BET Award for Best R&B/Pop Male Artist.
Guetta and Mars are no strangers to the top of this summer’s charts, with “That’s What I Like,” coming in at #1 on Billboard’s “Radio Songs,” “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay,” “Hot R&B Songs,” and “R&B Streaming Songs” charts, while also holding strong at #3 on the overall “Hot 100.” The single – which previously ascended to #1 on the “Hot 100” (Mars’ seventh single to top the main chart) – is now certified3x platinum by the RIAA, marking sales and streams in excess of 3 million.
Likewise, Guetta’s collaboration with Justin Bieber released just two weeks ago – “2U” – is already a Top 20 smash in the U.S., while rocking the Top 5 and Top 10 on charts around the globe. Furthermore, the track’s official “2U (The Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync)” companion visual has logged nearly 48 million views.
ABOUT BRUNO MARS:
Bruno Mars is a 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 173 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. Mars’ 3x platinum certified single, "That's What I Like," recently climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, marking his seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. Bruno is one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums.
With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and is also ranked #1 amongst male artists with the most Hot 100 No.1s for this decade; extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. To celebrate the new album, Mars has embarked on his massive “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award.
Last February, Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive catalog of 36 Hot 100 hits.
ABOUT DAVID GUETTA:
What A Music Ltd./Big Beat Records recording artist David Guetta is of course one of EDM’s greatest superstars, a 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning international icon with global sales now in excess of 50 million albums and singles as well as over 10 billion plays at YouTube and Spotify.
His extraordinary catalog includes countless #1 singles, multiple gold and platinum certifications, two GRAMMY® Awards, and the biggest social media numbers of any DJ/producer in history.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest DJs, Guetta is spending his summer performing two major residencies in Ibiza -- BIG at Ushuaïa Ibiza and F**K Me I’m Famous at Pacha – with additional festival appearances also slated across Europe.
Guetta’s most recent release, “2U (Ft. Justin Bieber),” is already a top 20 smash in the U.S. while rocking the top 5 and top 10 on charts around the globe. Furthermore, the track’s official “2U (The Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync)” companion visual has already logged nearly 48 million views via YouTube alone. For more, please visit www.davidguetta.com.
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South London multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones is riding high following the worldwide success of smash single 'You Don't Know Me' featuring BBC Sound of 2017 nominee and future star Raye, and looks set to continue his winning streak with his brand new single 'Instruction'. 'Nothing says summer to me more than Notting Hill Carnival,' Jax says of his new single. 'That was the mental image I used throughout the making of this song. I took the idea to my good friend MNEK and the song came together really quickly. The DJ is the controller of the dance floor and lyrically, I wanted to reflect that; hence why we're giving instructions!
Enlisting global pop star Demi Lovato and the UK's fiercest MC Stefflon Don 'Instruction' is an empowering percussion led call to the dancefloor. 'B*tch I don't need introduction' Lovato snaps, whilst Steff delivers fiery 'bad gal' bars that leave you in no double, she really is the Don. 'I wanted to continue where I left off with 'You Don't Know Me', Jax explains. 'We knew we needed someone with a certain level of swag and confidence to pull off a song like this so we sent it to Demi Lovato to see if she was interested. I thought it was a long shot but she loved the record and delivered us all the right feels in the vocal. Stefflon Don is one of the most exciting new rappers to come out of the UK today, so getting her on a song with a pop superstar like Demi is a defining moment for me as a fan of music. I love clashing genres together. It's one of those collaborations which is as exciting on paper as it sounds on record. I can't wait to play this song at my festival shows this summer!"
'You Don't Know Me', a sassy rebuff to fake friends, has had over 275 million combined global streams and gone 3 x Platinum in The Netherlands, 2 x Platinum in Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Platinum in Norway, UK, Italy and
Gold in Belgium, France, Germany,with over 6.3m total Shazams hitting the #1 spot on Shazam globally, making it Jax's biggest hit to date.
Jax's music is rooted inthe hip hop, grime and house music he was surrounded by in his teenage years. These influences come through both in the studio and in his wild live sets – most recently in his sold out 'House Work' UK tour –where he helms all the instruments himself, layering them upon beats and bass for a fresh, modern take on an old school sound.
Prior to 'You Don't Know Me' his biggest success to date had been as the writer and co-producer on Duke Dumont's huge international 2014 hit 'I Got U', which resulted in his first UK No.1 in addition to nominations on both sides of the Atlantic, at the BRIT and Grammy Awards. As well as producing Duke's following two singles,he has remixed the likes of Charli XCX, Lil Yachty, Missy Elliot and Pharrell.
Jax has a very busy summer ahead of him with appearances at Capital's Summertime Ball, Tomorrowland,Reading & Leeds, Boardmasters, Ushuaia and Pacha to name just a few – head to http://www.jaxjones.co.uk for full details.
Multiplatinum-certified and critically acclaimed Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz share their brand new track "Intrigued" today. It's now available at all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Warner Bros. Records. Get it https://WMM.lnk.to/Intrigued
Once again elegantly weaving together pop, hip-hop, rock, and traditional African styles, "Intrigued" serves as another unpredictable and undeniable anthem from the pair.
About the song, they commented, "'Intrigued' is a record that we are really excited to release. We're passionate about the sound and the meaning behind it. We believe it will give fans a look at another side of Nico & Vinz that they may have not been exposed to yet."
Accompanying the song, the duo also unveiled a cinematic music video for "Intrigued." Directed by Moni Vargas [Pharrell, Will Smith], the clip matches the track's energy with a fast-paced and captivating visual narrative that's as personal as it is powerful.
"We wanted to shoot a video that represented the raw emotion and reality of the song," added Nico & Vinz. "It's a very real glimpse into the personal emotions and feelings that we both had as well as our experiences writing the record. Everything—from the actresses to the furniture and the artwork that we pulled directly from our houses to accompany the video—gives people a glimpse into the men behind the record."
Watch it https://WBR.lnk.to/IntriguedVideo.
"Intrigued" sees Nico & Vinz embark on their next musical adventure. Stay tuned for more soon!
About Nico & Vinz:
Since their emergence in 2010, the union of Nico & Vinz has evolved in lock step alongside the Norwegian duo's music. 2014's "Am I Wrong" introduced the pair on the global stage, going RIAA triple-platinum and capturing #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. As their full-length debut Black Star Elephant [Warner Bros. Records] earned critical acclaim, they picked up "Best New Artist" at The Soul Train Awards and performed everywhere from Dancing with the Stars to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and ESSENCE Festival, in addition to global tours with Bruno Mars and Usher, as well as a Vancouver one-off with Taylor Swift. Meanwhile, the duo utilized their platform to promote change, gracing the stage of UNICEF's Snowflake Ball, the UN AIDS Gala in Switzerland, South Africa's World AIDS Day, Glamour's "The Power of an Educated Girl" in front of First Lady Michelle Obama and Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, and the 2014 "National Christmas Tree Lighting" at the behest of the First Family. 2015 saw their Cornerstone EP garner praise from Vice, Mashable, Vibe, Huffington Post, and more in between spawning the hit "That's How You Know" [feat. Bebe Rexha & Kid Ink], which amassed 105 million Spotify streams and counting. Brightening their signature sonic collage of pop, urban, rock, and African styles, the vision invariably pushes boundaries yet again beginning with the new song "Intrigued."
HARDWELL PARTNERS WITH CHINA MOBILE FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘WE ARE ONE’ FEATURING ASIAN POP QUEEN JOLIN TSAI
One of electronic music’s biggest and most watched stars Hardwell has teamed up with one of Asia’s biggest pop sensations Jolin Tsai for a white-hot new release titled ‘We Are One’. As part of this highly anticipated studio release, the duo has partnered with China’s biggest mobile operating China Mobile Cooperation who have made the record available to its 800 million subscribers as a first listen premiere of an enormous pop-meets-dance collaboration. Early support for ‘We Are One’ has already put the single at #1 in the Taiwanese iTunes chart and on the Chinese download platforms QQ and Kuwa – which is an impressive feat for an English speaking dance record.
Released through Universal Music, this exclusive version of ‘We Are One’ for the Asian region puts Hardwell right back in trademark territory with energetic melodic builds, distinctive Hardwell flavoured beats and plenty of drive to ignite the largest of festival mainstages. Jolin’s voice on the top line brings a unique pop zest that will embed itself in your head proving it’s catchy, and almost certainly ageless, quality. An alternative version will be coming soon via Revealed Recordings on a forthcoming Hardwell EP.
The global footprint that Dutch electronic artist Hardwell has imprinted on the world over the past 10+ years is one of staggering scale. Twice voted #1 DJ in the World, his music has scaled charts across the world and his online presence is one of impressive proportion with over 8.7 million ‘likes’ on Facebook, more than 5 million followers on Twitter, 4.6 million followers on Instagram and in excess of 721 million views on his YouTube channel.
His collaborative partner has an equally impressive profile herself. Jolin has become one of Asia’s biggest selling artists and has been cited by many as the “Asian Madonna” with over 25 million record sales to date. With over 37 million followers on Weibo (one of China’s leading social media platforms) and 2.3 million followers on Instagram, Jolin also boasts having had over 100 million downloads on her songs – giving her the highest record sales for an Asia female pop singer.
From being the first artist to release a single via Shazam to being the first DJ to launch his own Facebook Messenger Bot, this new partnership with China Mobile once more aligns Hardwell with a tech giant and demonstrates his clear drive to push the boundaries of how his music reaches his fan base. With a large number of Hardwell’s fans in the region being active China Mobile users, this exclusive partnership creates a dynamic new way for his fans to enjoy his music.
Talking about the partnership Hardwell said: “Anyone who follows my career knows I’ve always tried to find new and cool ways to release my music. I’ve being touring Asia for many years now, both as a festival headliner and with my new Macau residency, I’ve also brought along my Revealed Recordings crew to hold down a residency in Guangzhou. Asia is one of the most exciting, emerging markets on the planet for dance music right now! Working with Jolin on this record was a great experience and we wanted to find a way to deliver it to the fans in a unique way. Joining forces with China Mobile opens up a direct doorway to many of Jolin’s and my Asian fans so it felt the perfect opportunity for us to bring our world’s together on ‘We Are One’ and deliver some fresh new music to millions of fans!”
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DJ Khaled has taken to his Instagram to claim himself as the victim of bullying by the sound and production team. He went further to say that his horrible set was a result of sabotage. In the video, Khaled announced that the reason why there was such a long delay was due to DJ equipment overheating.
"When a track has the power to win you over through a less than five-second preview, you know you're in for it all. A team-up between Going Deeper, Deep Matter and AWR, 'First Glimpse' is like watching the sun set for the first time. It's enchanting, magical and such an amazing experience you can't wait to tell your friends all about it."
'First Glimpse' is out now!
Get it here : https://artr200.lnk.to/FGPR