Showtek are back with the release of two tracks off their new AMEN EP out today via Skink/Armada. Included are the title track"Amen" featuring Freetown Collective, whom Showtek worked with previously on the 2016 smash hit 'Believer'. 'Amen' has been dominating festival main stages all summer, along with "Don't Shoot" featuring GC. Also announced today is their AMEN North American Tour.
Listen to Showtek - Amen (feat. Freetown Collective)
Taking a stance with their music, "Amen" is a Caribbean inspired track that grabs you after one listen, while "Don't Shoot" is a more traditional Showtek release filled with fan favorite heavy bass and drops. Written in conjunction with vocalist GC in the midst of the recent protests against Police violence, both Showtek and GC have provided statements concerning the inspiration and reasoning behind their collaboration on 'Don't Shoot'.
"Even though we ourselves haven't gone through this injustice, or can even relate to how hard it must be, we work closely with diverse cultures and people that have lived these struggles. We can make their voice heard by reaching out to millions of people with our music. We aim to be an example that everyone is united, we are one people, coming together without prejudice."
"Born and raised in Kingston and currently residing in New York, I can relate to the senseless misuse of power by those who have been given the responsibility. Living in such multicultural cities, I have also been personally affected by such injustice and violence. I am blessed to be able to advocate for these issues we face in America through music, but there are others without a voice. Far too many have lost their lives as a result of these unjust shootings. On the heels of the senseless slaying of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and countless other young lives cut short by police misconduct and gun violence. I felt it was important to bring awareness and at the same time spread a message of hope with the platform we have been blessed with."
Both tracks are already set to make a major splash this summer on their AMEN North American Tour, encompassing 20+ dates including stops in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta and more...
Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, aka Showtek, two brothers from Eindhoven have been making music for over a decade. In 2012 they exploded onto the global dance scene with the release of 'Cannonball', which resulted in a new worldwide following and countless fans across the world. Soon after came 'Booyah', a track encompassing Showtek's true sound, calling everyone to attention. The result? A top 5 spot in the UK singles chart and their first worldwide major hit. Other recent successes include "Bad" a collaboration with David Guetta, which now has over 1 Billion total combined views/streams online, and the 2016 collaboration with Major Lazer titled "Believer", which has over 80 million total combined views/streams online. Over the past two years Showtek has become more than an act. It's a movement brought together by the producer duo and their fans. United by a love for music, excitement, artistic freedom and adventure.
Showtek – 'AMEN' North American Tour Dates:
8/31 – Foundation Club – Seattle, WA, USA
9/1 – Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA, USA
9/2 – Beach Tampa – Tampa Bay, FL, USA
9/3 – Premier Nightclub – Atlantic City, NJ, USA
9/22 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY, USA
9/23 – Global Dance Festival – Chandler, AZ, USA
9/24 – Parq Nightclub (Daytime) – San Diego, CA, USA
9/29 – Uniun – Toronto, ON, Canada
9/30 – We Are NRG – San Francisco, CA, USA
10/6 – Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA, USA
10/8 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB, Canada
10/20 – Story – Miami, FL. USA
10/21 – PRYSM – Chicago, IL. USA
10/27 – Premier Nightclub – Atlantic City, NJ, USA
10/28 – Temple Denver – Denver, CO, USA
10/31 – New City Gas – Montreal, QC, Canada
11/16 – The Observatory (Constellation Room) – Santa Ana, CA, USA
11/17 – Opera – Atlanta, GA, USA
11/18 – Stereo Live – Houston, TX, USA
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MIXING MUSIC, AMAZING PROPS, STREET THEATRE AND ZANY COSTUMES INTO UNIQUE MELTING POTS OF LAUGHTER AND CRAZINESS.
MIXED BY ELROW RESIDENT DJS
TONI VARGA, DE LA SWING, MARC MAYA and GEORGE PRIVATTI
R/D 4th August – Digital
Cr2 Double Cd x Digital Download
With tracks from: Route 94, Mihalis Safras, Bontan, Lee Walker, Waze & Odyssey
Pre-order & Listen here
elrow is the innovative clubbing concept that has captured the imagination of clubbers around the globe. They now announce their debut CD, released through respected UK label Cr2, giving a true representation of the soundtrack that fuels their outrageously fun parties delivered by their world class residents.
To get a feel for the elrow experience think mega parties full of bursts of light and colour, trapeze artists soaring through the air as a flood of confetti pours from the sky, eclectic props and inflatable toys, elaborate set design, stilt walkers towering above you, Elvis Presley rocking to techno with thousands of revelers dancing to the beat of the best house and techno.
Everybody joins in the fun - aliens welcome and anything goes. Celebrating weirdness in all its amazing forms, think of it as a massive escape-valve for the seriousness of life. A jam-packed roller-coaster of pure smiles.
elrow is the Spanish club concept from Barcelona that has come to revolutionise the world of club entertainment. Presenting a spectacular twist on the traditional show, it is as wild and bonkers as humanly imaginable, a real sensory explosion of sight and sound and a party that MUST be experienced.
And of course, music is front and center of the elrow experience and as such, keeping the fun element whilst presenting fresh upfront sounds.
Now they are proud to present their debut 2 x cd and digital download mix that reflects the true vibe of the now legendary event, featuring core residents at the heart of the musical experience. This is the beginning of a landmark series with elrow Vol 1 CD1 presented by residents Toni Varga and De La Swing and CD2 by Marc Maya and George Privatti.
Listen out for inclusions from diverse and esteemed artists Melé, Bontan, Route 94, Max Chapman, Dennis Cruz, Waze & Odyssey and special exclusive tracks from George Privatti & Eddy M, Versus, Reelow, Di Chiara Brothers, Cal Johnstone and Cloonee.
Cr2 Founder Mark Brown says: "I have been following the progression and rise of elrow since their first parties in Barcelona and Ibiza as a fan, DJ and label owner. elrow is one of the few brands that has remained true to their original concepts, creating the ultimate clubbing experience and providing forward thinking electronic music along with sensational production. I am excited to be releasing the first ever official elrow album, bringing together two family run independent businesses that are both full of passion for underground dance music.
Victor de la Serna from the elrow family says, "We are very excited to start this new venture with Cr2 for our first ever elrow official compilation, it's been a great experience working the whole Cr2 team and we are looking forward to bringing many more compilations to life!"
London Events: elrow Town London at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sat 19th and Sun 20th August.
More info: http://www.elrowtownlondon.com
elrow's residency at Amnesia in Ibiza takes place every Saturday until the 30th September.
Though it's already been eight years since Sultan + Shepard graced Nadia Ali with one hell of a remix of 'Love Story', the 2009 team-up finally gets its follow-up. Today, the electronic music stars and the Pakistani-American singer-songwriter pick up where they left off by joining forces for 'Almost Home'. The single is released on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music and complemented by additional vocals from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter IRO.
Listen to Sultan + Shepard & Nadia Ali feat. IRO – Almost Home
With Nadia Ali's voice as a calming presence amidst the track's country-brushed vibe, 'Almost Home' radiates big room, pop-savvy reassurance with a mid-track wake-up call. The guitars hold a steady line before surging into its bouncy, zingy climax and IRO's vocals offer a second round of sturdy comfort, assisting in the transition of audiences linking arms and then jumping up together. It's festival heat shot through with a cool breeze.
Grammy nominees, Beatport darlings and remixers to A-listers such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay, Sultan + Shepard are the pride of Canada and among the biggest names in dance music. With collaborations and remixes spanning a range of top-tier artists from Dillon Francis and Ed Sheeran to Rudimental and more, they are without doubt key to bridging the gap between dance music and pop. 'Almost Home' is a sterling example of just that.
For Nadia Ali, the rise to stardom started in 2001. As the frontwoman and singer-songwriter of iiO, she reached #2 in the UK singles chart with 'Rapture', which also charted in several other countries in Europe. Additional accolades include a #1 in Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for 'Is It Love?' in 2006 and racking up three Top 10s in Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for singles from debut album 'Embers' in 2009. One of those Top 10s was a sublime #1 for 'Love Story'. Now that the Sultan + Shepard and Nadia have teamed up again, it all comes full circle brilliantly.
After working with a long list of major acts like The Kills and Moby and writing songs together with Dave Gahan for the latest two Depeche Mode albums the Swiss-born New Yorker Kurt Uenala emerges as a solo artist under the name Null + Void, with his debut longplayer Cryosleep.
An album of contrasts and tension, where darkness is pierced by blinding light, and where moody new wave bleeds into stark electronics. In one moment, joyful memories give way to isolation and regret, and in the next, Cryosleep explores the catharsis of crowded dancefloors.
Throughout the record, Uenala matches his dynamic produc- tion with incredible vocalists—from Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan and the inimitable Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum, to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Big Pink.
Null + Void's take on dark pop meshes with his love for Detroit electro, poi- gnant synth melodies, and cold atmospheres.
Following on from 'Asphalt Kiss', 'Paragon' will be the second instrumental single released on August 11th, while 'Where I Wait' feat. Dave Gahan will follow in September including a mesmerizing music video directed by Timothy Saccenti (a long time video collaborator of Depeche Mode).
The album 'Cryosleep' will be released on 3rd November on limited colored vinyl, CD and digital. Digital bonus tracks will be added to all formats via a download code.
01. Falling Down (feat. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
02. Into The Void
03. Asphalt Kiss
04. Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan)
05. Come To Me
06. Take It Easy (feat. The Big Pink)
09. Hands Bound (feat. Shannon Funchess)
10. Lost And Blind
digital bonus for all formats:
11. Blank Stare
12. Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan) (Radio Edit)
13. Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan) (Aristókrasía Version)
Music Maker - a documentary by Ivan Abel
New York based Cinematographer and filmmaker Ivan Abel filmed Null + Void in his studio and surroundings to give us insights into the producers work and vision as well as his up- coming debut album 'Cryosleep'.
Since moving from his native Slovakia to New York in 2002, Ivan Abel has lent his expertise to numerous productions involving some of the best known performers and directors, including Lena Dunham, Depeche Mode, Björk, Michel Gondry, and Todd Haynes.
DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE SIGN WITH SONY MUSIC AND PAIR UP WITH DAVID GUETTA & KIIARA FOR NEW SINGLE
Two heavyweight superstars of the electronic dance music scene, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have signed a long-term deal with Epic Amsterdam, the international label of Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands, and will be releasing their newest single later this month. Fusing a studio pair up with the juggernaut hit producer that is David Guetta and Illinois pop-trap empress Kiiara, the Belgian brothers have crafted an irrefutably stylistic party anthem with new single 'Complicated' that is sure to be another chart climbing hit for all parts of this collaborative force.
Talking of the signing Dimitri Vegas, one half of the duo, said: "We're really excited to have signed with Sony Music. The label is one of the most iconic identities in the history of the music industry and has been a driving force behind so many musical figures across rock, pop, hip hop and more recently electronic music. It's a proud moment for us to be joining the lineage of Sony Music artists."
Toon Martens, MD Sony Music Entertainment Benelux, expressed his pleasure at the duo's signing by saying: "We are thrilled to welcome Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to the Sony Music family. Together with RCA in the US, Ministry of Sound in the UK and B1 Recordings in Germany we are gearing up for chart successes across the globe. The guys are most definitely one of the world's biggest brands in electronic music and have been true pioneers pushing the limits of the live show experience over and over again. We are extremely proud they have chosen Sony Music for the next chapter of their journey."
Counting a string of hit singles to their name, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are perhaps best known for recent single successes with tracks'Higher Place' featuring Ne-Yo, that went Platinum in their native Belgium and earned them their first #1 spot in Billboard Magazine's Dance Chart, and 'Hey Baby' featuring Diplo and Deb's Daughter – which to date has over 20 million YouTube views and 58+ million streams on Spotify – also landed the boys their second #1 atop the Billboard Dance Chart. With a further body of impressive collaborative work to their name that includes studio time with the crème de la crème of artists Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, Lil Jonand Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack of the latest "Pirates Of The Carribean" movie. Alongside their stadium and arena filling shows, that sees that headline everywhere from EXIT festival, Creamfields, Untold Festival and EDC Las Vegas to being the undisputed ambassadors and 'Kings of Tomorrowland' at the 180,000-capacity festival, as well as hosting their own annual 'Bringing the Madness' homecoming show in Belgium with 84,000 fans attending yearly. It is little wonder then why the brothers are in such high demand not just from music artists but also fans alike.
'Complicated' collaborators David Guetta and Kiiara both bring their indubitable style and feel to the record. That added with Dimitri & Mike's impact has the track segueing between a festival-ready crowd-chanting anthem and an unavoidable drive time radio hit. David Guetta, a name that needs no introduction, has scaled countless highs throughout his career selling millions of records and having worked with everyone from Madonna, Justin Bieber, Nicky Minaj, Rihanna, Sia and Lady Gaga, to Snoop Dogg and Usher. The records topline vocalist is fresh-faced trap queen star Kiiara, who struck 'Gold' when the catchy vocal blips of her debut single went viral following its use in the new Apple Watch TV advertising campaign back in 2015, having earned a whopping 72 million plays and still growing, Kiiara's 'Gold' has since found platinum status as her profile continues to soar.
"Our focus has always been about creativity as we strive to creating exciting dance records that we and our fans love", said Like Mike, the other half of the brotherly duo. "On one hand, we fill stadiums and reach fans in-person with live spectacles that we grow with new elements each time, but on the other hand we're also creating long-lasting, irrefutable dance anthems that fill the radio charts across the globe".
After touching down on 2-Dutch Records with previous single 'EVRBDY', Dirty Rush & Gregor Es got their fans aching for another belting single. Today, their wait is finally over; the Polish DJs and producers team with Swedish multitalent Linda Lind for 'Flame'.
Listen to Dirty Rush & Gregor Es & Linda Lind – 'Flame'
Once again setting the label ablaze, 'Flame' is a singeing smash that will light up the dance floor. The well-forged arranged is kindled by energetic synth sparks and the angelic vocals of Linda Lind, all culminating to a record that sizzles like a drop of water on the hood of a car in the hot summer sun.
Each bringing over ten years of music industry experience to the table, Dirty Rush & Gregor Es have been working together since 2010. They have performed alongside top players such as Axwell, Alesso, Chuckie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Sander van Doorn and W&W, an impressive list adorned even further with support from the likes of Afrojack, Blasterjaxx, David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Tiësto and VINAI. Now aiming for even greater success, Dirty Rush & Gregor Es come fresh from amassing over 1.5 million streams with previous single 'EVRBDY' and are now looking to top that with 'Flame'.
Linda Lind is one of Sweden's most outrageously talented rising stars to emerge in recent years. She has toured with Julio Iglesias – one of the best-selling Latin artists in the world – and amassed over 400.000 streams on Spotify with her independently released singles, some of which were also featured on the soundtracks of NBA2K17 and NBA2K18. New single 'Flame' is poised to add to that and will surely make the hype around her persona flare up even further.
Exceptional. Remarkable. Universal. Andrew Rayel is the rare creative talent whose innate musical intuition can neither be duplicated nor faked. That his art – music made with computers – is firmly grounded in the latest technology is a testament to its timelessness considering the foundation of his compositions lies in classical music. Andrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee's "Never Let Me Go" (Armind) is out now.
Listen or download: Andrew Rayel feat. Angelika Vee - Never Let Me Go
The Radio Edit of "Never Let Me Go" kicks-off with a sumptuous acoustic piano riff that cuts through the airwaves and quickly builds-up to the hugest, most monstrous 4/4 beat. The low-end on the bass is so massive and heavy that laptops and coffee mugs quiver and quake when the song is played over quality loudspeakers. The easily accessible, pop-friendly vocals are the hook that draws listeners in to this song, a work that has been getting an enormous reaction as Andrew Rayel continues to play it out at his live shows. The instrumentals carry the signature "Andrew Rayel sound," one that is rapidly becoming the new sound of trance. This is trance supremely married with pop. Tight construction and lighthearted lyrics make this a sunny, upbeat festival anthem. The Extended Mix contains all the goodness of the radio edit and it is a lengthier, more sustained version.
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as "the future of trance music," Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the "modern-day Mozart." As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds' passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ'd the world's biggest festivals including Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at superclubs including Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.
Releasing a host of highly infectious dance floor fillers and blessing airwaves with his enlightening melodic productions, De Hofnarnow announces a new chapter in his career with his debut album set for release October 2017. The title track of the album, 'Kings and Queens' is out now via Armada Deep.
Listen to De Hofnar - Kings and Queens
The perfect sunset soundtrack, 'Kings and Queens' is a downtempo creation, which eases listeners in with Bodhi Jones' smooth vocal piece and a laidback beat. Contemplative, atmospheric and edgy, De Hofnar's carefree melodies are counterbalanced by a sense of foreboding darkness and genuine emotion.
The title of the album, and first single, boils down to one empowering message from De Hofnar himself: "It's time to start being the king of your own life." It's about taking your own path to success, about showing the world that working hard and believing in yourself will help overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from realising your full potential. De Hofnar followed that notion to the letter and it has paid off in full, with 'Kings & Queens' as his crowning achievement.
De Hofnar, whose name translates to "court jester" in Dutch, has been making waves since his breakthrough collaboration with Gamper & Dadoni, 'Oxas' amassed over 18 million streams on Spotify alone. His first official EP 'Zonnestraal' and releases such as 'Bloesem' with Sam Feldt helped cement his position in the dance music scene, and were accompanied by an array of mammoth remixes, including his reworks of Macklemore's 'Same Love', John Legend's 'All Of Me' and Gostan's 'Klanga'.
Touring the world relentlessly since 2014, De Hofnar has played at the likes of Extrema Outdoor, Wish Festival and Summer Festival among many more. His consistent output of top-shelf records and memorable performances has made living legends such as Tiësto and Armin van Buuren take notice, and they aren't the only ones to have recognized his amazing potential. Numerous official remixes and equally brilliant originals later, De Hofnar's motto still stands. "You're the kings, and I'm just here to entertain you."
WITH LIVE SETS FROM
Alesso - Alok - Aly & Fila - Armin van Buuren - Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Booka Shade - Claptone - David Guetta - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Disciples - Eric Prydz - Fatboy Slim - Jamie Jones - Kaskade
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - KSHMR - Kölsch - Markus Schulz - Marshmello
Martin Garrix - Nervo - Netsky - Paul Kalkbrenner - Snake - Solomun
Steve Angello - Steve Aoki - Yves V
6 DAYS - 4 CHANNELS
Friday July 21
Mainstage – Trance Energy
Monstercat – Drumcode
Saturday July 22
Refune - Paradise
Sunday July 23
MainStage – Smash The House
The Masquerade – ANTS
Friday July 28
Mainstage – A State of Trance
Netsky & Friends – Elrow
Saturday July 29
MainStage – Axtone
Lost Frequencies & Friends
Sunday July 30
MainStage – Pryda
Heldeep – ANTS
The recently relaunched SONDOS imprint, a sublabel of Subliminal, is starting off with a bang. Following Harry Romero’s 'Time', the label’s second release features Andrea Oliva’s remix of the 2001 Thick Dick classic, 'Welcome To The Jungle'. Still sounding as hot and steamy as the rainforest, Andrea Oliva brings a true classic to the next generation of house heads.