Eli & Fur present Hold Me Down

Celebrated production duo Eli & Fur return with their third solo release of 2016. ‘Hold Me Down’ will be released via Beatport on the pair’s own label on the 2nd December, followed by release on all platforms on the 16th December.
‘Hold Me Down’ is a grooving track featuring a strong bassline, atmospheric whispered vocal samples and echoing synths. Channelling the duo’s signature subtle downbeat yet danceable aesthetic, it’s a track perfectly suited to the clubs and festivals that Eli & Fur have played this year and has already been championed by other high-profile artists including Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82 and Nic Fanciulli.

The release comes just ahead of a busy end of year touring period for Eli & Fur; playing the Warehouse Project in Manchester and Electric Brixton in London on release day, the pair will go on to travel to Bologna, Berlin, India’s Sunburn Festivals as well as Goa & Bali before the end of December. Moving into 2017, they will be focusing more on production, having recently been offered the resident studio at London’s Red Bull Studios, they plan to use this time to invite some of the world’s most exciting writers and producers to work with them on their debut album, planned for release at the end of 2017.

About Eli & Fur
Eli & Fur have enjoyed a rapid ascent since they first appeared on the scene back in 2012. A steady stream of releases on labels like Defected, Anjunadeep and their own imprint NYX has helped to gain them support from Pete Tong, as well as accolades from the likes of Beatport, DJ Mag and the IDMAs. This year saw successful collaborations with Erick Morillo, Forrest and TÂCHES, as well as tour dates taking in BPM Mexico, Miami Music Week, Carl Cox & Friends, Coachella, Circo Loco LA and Ushuaia Ibiza.

Blaine Stranger – Rock With It // I See The End

Dreambeach announce phase one line-up with Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles, Paco Osuna, Chase & Status, Andy C, Marshmello + more

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Ahead of its fifth-anniversary celebrations, Dreambeach Festival have announced the first wave of names for their beachside festival set to take place on 10-15th August 2017. Having already sold 12,000 tickets shortly after closing an astoundingly successful 2016, the organizers have decided to reward a second-to-none fan base from all four corners of the world with a heavyweight, 20-act phase one.

Tritonal close their year with ‘Hung U

With an album & subsequent tour that surpassed all expectations, Tritonal’s 2016 will go down as the duo’s most prolific & successful year to date, amassing over 100 million streams and notching up their 5th Billboard Dance Airplay top 10 to boot – and they’re not finished yet…

‘Hung Up’ delivers Tritonal’s beloved style in a sublime collaboration with Sj drawing on an effortlessly arranged, emotive soundscape & heartfelt lyrics, with a vocal delivery from Emma Gatsby which is nothing short of stunning.

Low Steppa – ‘My House’ feat. Mr V

Respected Birmingham-based DJ and producer Low Steppa has released his latest track. ‘My House’, featuring NYC producer Mr. V, is out now on Low Steppa’s own label Simma Black.

Featuring a jacking rhythm, hefty low end and deep vocals, ’My House’ harkens back to the classic US house era, whilst showcasing Low Steppa’s bass-heavy sound and Mr. V’s latin influences.

The releases closes out a successful year for Low Steppa, who’s had a plethora of EPs, collaborations and remixes out on the likes of Food Music, Defected sublabel DFTD and Armada Deep, on which he released hit single ‘Runnin’ this year. He released the popular track ‘So Real’ on his own Beatport-dominating Simma Black label, whilst continuing to hold down his own monthly Friday night Rinse FM show.

Low Steppa frequented some of the UK’s biggest and best events this year; Reading & Leeds festivals, London’s fabric, a Sankeys residency in Ibiza in addition to dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, LA, New York and a US tour scheduled for early 2017. To top this all off, he’ll be hosting his own night in his hometown of Birmingham this December in the city’s famous Rainbow Venues, where he will be joined by Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont and Will Clarke amongst others.

Star Slinger’s ‘We Could Be More’ EP via OWLSA

Today, Star Slinger unveils the We Could Be More EP – his debut release with OWSLA. Featuring vocal collaborations from D∆WN, Tungi Ige, Sam Sparro, James Vincent McMorrow and Sara Z, the We Could Be More EP marks a departure from Darren Williams past work, leaping into more traditional songwriting format and moving away from the heavier beats and club focused tracks on previous releases.

Title track ‘We Could Be More’ featuring the American singer-songwriter D∆WN is a serene yet powerful combination of electronic beats and R&B melody, with DAWN’s emotive and sensual vocal telling the familiar story of love and friendship.

Featuring the soulful vocals of James Vincent McMorrow, ‘Slow Love’ is an irresistibly delicate track. It’s twinkling pop melody, pulsing percussion and subtle but undeniable groove makes it a standout track on the EP. ‘Losing Sleep’ feat. Sam Sparro continues on a similar tip whilst ‘Looking To Be Seen’ feat. Sara Z feels more at home in the club with its powerful piano-led melody paving the way for Sara Z’s blissful tone and a more assertive percussion.

William’s penchant for Hip Hop and Blues shines through penultimate track ‘If It Shall’ – which samples an ancient blues and gospel record retrieved from one of his many crate digging journeys through Central Europe – and the melancholic instrumental of the EP’s closer, ‘Pardon’ featuring the seductive flow of Tunji Ige.

Jean-Michel Jarre Releases Oxygene 3

Jean-Michel Jarre today unveils the final chapter of his OXYGENE trilogy, OXYGENE 3, out now via Sony Music International.

40 years on from the release of his groundbreaking first OXYGENE album, and 20 years on from its sequel, Jarre has now completed the Trilogy with seven new original compositions, titled OXYGENE parts 14-20, to cap off a trailblazing four decades in music.

Jarre followed the same protocol as he did for the original album back in 1976, locking himself in the studio for six straight weeks in order to compose the ultimate chapter to this legendary body of work.

“Oxygene was the meteorite that indeed launched my career 40 years ago… I don’t necessarily like anniversaries that much, but when I was recording Electronica two years ago, I composed a piece of music (now Oxygene Part 19) that made me think about what Oxygene could be if I were to compose it today. So I took the 40th anniversary of the first album as a deadline to push myself to see if I could compose the ultimate chapter of Oxygene. I gave myself six weeks to record it, just like I did for the first album, in order to record everything in one go with the initial approach I had in 1976 working on vinyl side A and side B, a dark side and a sunny side… The idea was not to copy the first album, but rather keeping the dogma of embarking listeners on a journey from beginning to end with different chapters, all linked to each other”, says Jarre.

The last 12 months alone has seen the Godfather of electronic music release an unprecedented three studio albums, with OXYGENE 3 following on from Jarre’s critically-acclaimed two-part Electronica series that featured some of the most iconic musicians in the world. Some of those acts including Moby, Armin van Buuren and Gary Numan have come together on a video to shed light on how OXYGENE affected their lives, which you can see HERE.

Keeping in line with the previous two OXYGENE LPs, the new album further explores the ambivalence between outer space and our own living space, with the album’s artwork in particular of major significance. A take on Michel Granger’s original work for the OXYGENE Part One album, Jarre had a 3D-model of the skull created for the artwork.

“40 years ago, I discovered Michel Granger’s visual universe and immediately felt a total adequacy with the music I was composing. Since then, the cover artwork became famous, like an ecological warning signal, dark and surreal, evoking both outer space and that of our vital living space: this image, for me, has become inseparable from the music. I wanted the Oxygene 3 visual to remain in that same vein, and hence to re-visit Michel Granger’s original work, simply shifting «photographed-like» from another angle, which was exactly aligned with the approach I had to create this new chapter in music. To this end, I asked Michel Granger’s permission to perform a 3D model of his creation in order to change the angle of the visual, which he amicably accepted,” says Jarre.

Coinciding with this milestone release, Jarre has spent the last two months touring extensively on his Electronica World Tour. The tour has seen the Frenchman perform brand new material from OXYGENE 3 at a whole host of arenas, with 37 dates now completed across Europe alone, from London’s vaunted O2 Arena to Helsinki’s renowned Ice Hall. With just one more date left on the tour, Jarre is leaving his biggest show till last, as he prepares to perform in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena on December 12.

OXYGENE 3 is now available to stream and buy on transparent vinyl and CD. Also now available is the Ultimate OXYGENE-Trilogy Box-Set, which combines all three OXYGENE albums on CD and Vinyl, with a coffee-table-book featuring rare photos and notes on the story of OXYGENE included. Visit Jean-Michel Jarre’s official website to grab yours now at jeanmicheljarre.com

Tritonal + Sj feat. Emma Gatsby – Hung Up

With an album & subsequent tour that surpassed all expectations, Tritonal’s 2016 will go down as the duo’s most prolific & successful year to date, amassing over 100 million streams and notching up their 5th Billboard Dance Airplay top 10 to boot – and they’re not finished yet…

‘Hung Up’ delivers Tritonal’s beloved style in a sublime collaboration with Sj drawing on an effortlessly arranged, emotive soundscape & heartfelt lyrics, with a vocal delivery from Emma Gatsby which is nothing short of stunning.

Alex Klingle – Colors Back

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Alex Klingle – Colors Back (Remixes)
‘Colors Back’ saw Canadian producer Alex Klingle return to Enhanced Progressive with a fresh, intricately crafted production continuing Alex’s impressive collection on the label – bringing ‘Colors Back’ to life again, four exciting Remixers switch up Alex’s Original into a diverse range of new productions…

Opening up the release, Marcus Santoro takes on ‘Colors Back’ next with a lush, chord-heavy arrangement delivering Marcus’ impeccable atmospherics and pads to forge a Remix exploring new avenues within the Progressive Trance realm.

French-man Matt Fax delivers a typically Progressive-tinged downtempo Remix displaying the young producer’s ear for the innovative and lush in a building epic playing on Alex Klingle’s technical approach.

Brazilian upstart Urbandawn brings his increasingly beloved, crunchy Liquid Drum & Bass sound to ‘Colors Back’ with a smooth, flowing Remix whilst Alex’s fellow Canadian Clear Skys closes out the Remixes with a stripped back, gritty slice of Electronica.

Finishing the release is Alex’s highly sought after ‘Instrumental’ mix, which saw consistent support from Above & Beyond to tie off an extremely diverse pack.

Alex Klingle’s brilliant ‘Colors Back’ returns in four unique new versions, plus the prized Instrumental.

First Sight & Fright Nite – Warp Velocity

Polish producer First Sight returns to Always Alive Recordings in a beautifully crafted new production alongside Fright Nite entitled ‘Warp Velocity’.

Bringing a sweeping dose of intoxicating uplifting vibes, ‘Warp Velocity’ introduces an eloquent, rising journey through rippling chords, synth stabs and risers to complete a delectable piece of Trance slotting perfectly into the Always Alive Recordings catalogue.

Welcoming First Sight back to the label alongside newcomer Fright Nite – this is ‘Warp Velocity’.