Set in a retro hair salon, the video features a collective of female clientele relaxing and enjoying their spa treatments until things take an unexpectedly heated turn. Colorful and comical, the moods of the visuals perfectly blend with the deep house vibes and soulful vocals. With support from superstar DJs like Avicii and R3hab, as well as radio play on both sides of the Atlantic and a stellar remix from Wankelmut, The Writers Block are well on their way to taking over the electronic music scene.
Over the last few years, Australia has seen a steady rise of emerging artists and now to add to that roster, Novation Launchpad master, M4SONIC has teamed up with fellow countrymen and production duos Denzal Park & Dirt Cheap for his latest hit, ‘Into the Light’.
Following up on the enormous success of his debut ‘M4’ EP, M4SONIC returns to Ultra Music once more for the release of what is arguably his most unconventional yet. Chock full of heavy synths and warped vocals, ‘Into The Light’ has all the hallmarks of a classic, with clear influences from original synth legends such as Jean Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, and most recently Daft Punk.
Having racked up over 40 million hits through his YouTube channel alone over the last 24 months, M4SONIC took his live Launchpad show to the United States for the very first time earlier this year, playing the likes of the North Coast Festival in Chicago, Sun City in El Paso and a much-coveted date at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta.
Back in action and with an extensive cache of new records set to come, M4SONIC has big plans ahead for the rest of the year as he continues to push the envelope of innovative and fresh sounds. With a plethora of gigs lined up, M4SONIC’s ‘Live’ concept is set to go even bigger as he develops his grand plan to make his show a fully immersive experience for all his fans. Be sure to follow his socials to keep up to date with any upcoming tour announcements!
Up & coming DJ duo, Harrys & Fly, is set to turn your party into a massive celebration with a sick synth from their latest release “Pinata” on DJ Center Records! Featuring Brazilian percussions a super big room tune & a thick bassline, Harrys & Fly “Pinata” will surely be all over your speakers and dance floors!
Harrys & Fly started their career by remixing tracks from Joachim Garraud, Ron Carroll, Quentin Mosimann, Ralph & Dj Paulette.
Their productions gained support by artists like Tiestö, Chuckie, Roger Sanchez, A-Trak, Joachim Garraud, Yves V, Dj’s from Mars, Gregori Klosman amongst many others. But the unconditional support received by Chuckie from their beginning, in particular when he favourited their remix of Chardy “Kik Fck” as one of his best tracks selection of 2012 gave them the chance to do a collaboration with him called “Who’s rocking” premiered at Tomorrowland 2013.
Whilst most will know Dave Maclean as the drummer, producer and de-facto leader from the Mercury-nominated, UK four-piece Django Django, Maclean is first and foremost a DJ and record collector. In keeping with the myriad of influences captured on Django Django’s award-winning, debut album, Maclean’s eclectic tastes have long been looking for a suitable outlet and today sees a long-awaited dream finally come to fruition, as Maclean announces the launch of his record label Kick + Clap, in collaboration with Django Django’s label Because Music.
Planning to release music from established artists, alongside finding and nurturing new talent, with some interesting collaborations along the way, Maclean, as a predominantly vinyl DJ, is releasing limited numbers of collectable vinyl, alongside digital, across every Kick + Clap release.
The great techno producer Brett Johnson signs his new track on Fusion Recordings !
The day we received “Hunting the Hunter” we realised how lucky we were to work with such talented artists. We had to schedule a release immediately.
This new record is as dark as beautiful, as powerful as groovy. Pure techno, pure Brett Johnson: enjoy…
Since the incredible success of ‘Million Voices’ back in 2012 through Refune Records, Swedish talent Otto Knows has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene. Since then he has been hard at work with stellar releases such as his original production ‘Parachute’ followed by a storming remix of Bebe Rexha’s ‘Can’t Stop Drinking About You’.
Released back in May 2014 ‘Parachute’ encompasses all the elements of a perfect summer dance anthem, with hard-hitting drums and intense synths, laced over the cool vocals. Now the track is back with four new remixes for your ears to enjoy. Get ready to love this track all over again!
This first remix of ‘Parachute’ comes from UK based Drumsound & Bassline Smith. Adding their signature D&B style to the track, these key players in the bass music scene are extremely in demand and have been championed in the radio world by likes of Zane Lowe, MistaJam, Annie Nightingale and Annie Mac.
Bottai is a young Italian producer who is blossoming in the electronic music world. Having already worked remixes for the likes of Benny Benassi, Bloody Beetroots, Nicole Sherzinger, Adrian Lux and Medina, he’s making his stamp and is sure to do that with this big room and high tempo remix of “Parachute”.
The CamelPhat remix hits you with serious groove and kick drums right from the start of the track and it comes from upcoming duo CamelPhat. They have undoubtedly had one of the tunes of the summer with ‘The Act’, and now they lay their talented hand to Otto’s ‘Parachute’. Set to storm across dance floors, CamelPhat have whipped up something special on this remix!
Richard Zastenker is the forth and final producer to take on and remix ‘Parachute’. Zastenker is a young rising talent in the electronic day world from Gothenburg and has given it a beautiful big melodic production re work. This remix will not only please Otto Knows fans but also give people a taste of yet another up and coming talented Swede to keep you ears open for!
Otto has spent his summer on the road, playing out at the critically acclaimed dance festivals Global Gathering, Creamfields and Electric Zoo, as well as further appearances at the world renowned Departures night at Ibiza’s Ushuaïa club with Axwell /\ Ingrosso and Alesso.
With a hotly anticipated release in store for fans before the end of the year and Otto currently touring across the globe it’s an exciting time and the release of these four remixes are just the build up to a very exciting end of 2014.
Parachute (Remixes) are out now.
No need to introduce the man again. After several incredible releases and remixes for the label , K.A.M.A. is back on Blend It Records with a “Bloody Believably” EP!
With his very own sound varying from tech-house to minimal, K.A.M.A. delivers three deep and powerful tracks that will be – believe us – a bloody good experience.
THE WRITERS BLOCK RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER’ – OUT DEC. 7 ON ULTRA/SONY MUSIC
London-based production trio The Writers Block are back in full force once more to deliver the highly anticipated music video to their first official single, ‘Don’t Look Any Further’.
Set in a retro hair salon, the video features a collective of female clientele relaxing and enjoying their spa treatments until things take an unexpectedly heated turn. Colorful and comical, the moods of the visuals perfectly blend with the deep house vibes and soulful vocals.
Coming together as a group just six months ago, the South Londoners have been keeping busy by releasing a steady stream of quality music and free downloads with ‘Don’t Look Any Further’ now closing in on 200k plays on SoundCloud alone. Most recently, Wankelmut gave the original mix a fresh makeover, with famed BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard including the edit in his ‘Dance Anthems’ before Mixmag premiered the track online.
As plays continue to pour in from some of the most prestigious radio stations on either side of the Atlantic, with the likes of Sirius XM (US), Capital FM (UK) and Kiss FM (UK) all supporting the track, even the biggest names in the electronic space, including Avicii, R3hab and Chuckie to name but a few are now on board with The Writers Block. Due to drop their debut EP in early December and with further remixes to come from Federico Scavo and Endor, the guys are set to have plenty more in store to surprise their fans over the coming months. Stay tuned!
Faehthoms is an Orlando based collective of drummers that have taken on the electronic music world, pushing their love of all drums into a new domain via production of their full range of sounds. The trio has an unlikely story that resulted in their current arrangement – but they have no doubt got the production skills needed to make waves in the electronic music world. Producers come from all walks of life from the classically trained pianists, to the kids with a demo and a dream – but we don’t hear of that many collective that came to form in the way that Faehtoms did – which makes them stand out, but it’s not just the story, because the music’s got a little something extra to it as well.
‘HGB’ starts life as an arp synth that carries the intro drums and elements into a crescendo – clearly working towards a breakdown. The pitch rises and the tension follows before ‘HGB’ opens out into a broken down peace before the main synths arrive. The break’s first real talking point is the dominant lead. A contrast of modern EDM sounds and a touch of classic, almost Sega-like tones makes the lead bright and uplifting, doing the job of introducing the main melodic elements. There’s a nod to their pasts as drummers mid-break too as a kick pattern booms under the leads in a rhythm less than obvious for electronic dance music, but more apparent in the fills and breaks of more traditional acoustic bands. It’s only a subtle touch, but no doubt a traceable influence from their earlier years in music. The main leads although euphoric, aren’t over the top or full-blown in comparison to a lot of current releases on a similar tip – but they do just enough to be euphoric, without over doing it. The big buildup sends all channels into a frenzy of risers and FX modulations before the main drop hits with a chaotic array of synths and bass. There are plenty of percussive elements, saws, original synths and a bunch of FX, risers, fills and more that glue the production together in a really nicely presented package from the Faethoms boys.
Stating their love for new and fresh music, the Faethoms team is working hard to please their followers both in the studio and on the road. With intentions to bring a live show into the minds of all electronic dance music fans, they’re a determined pack of talents that are making the right steps towards achieving their musical mission.