CEM – Kissing in the name

April 21st, 2017 (Berlin, Germany) — Berlin-based music producer CEM has released his first official EP through Sariton Records: “Kissing in the name“. The worldwide digital release takes place on April 21st, 2017 and is supported by the aggregator Feiyr. CEM’s message is as simple as it is important: Heartfelt music connects and conciliates people. This message is especially precious in times of global tension, hatred and post-factual news.

“I can’t do big politics, but I feel like I have to“, says Cem bluntly. He suggests: “Kissing in the name of unity is way better than killing in the name of religion and economic interests.” As a Turkish immigrant Cem is especially moved by the recent anti-democratic developments in his homeland Turkey.

Cem is an accomplished producer of EDM styles like Ambient, Electronica and Deep House, but has also a deep love for handmade music with guitar, bass and drums. Arno Raffeiner, editor-in-chief of influential German Spex Mag, wrote about Cem’s approach to making music: “A very charming mixture of guitar-influenced music and electronic sounds and patterns. The joy of playing and singing is felt in every track.” The title track is – of course – inspired by the political and timeless guitar classic from RATM: “Killing in the name“.
Kissing in the name contains four genuine and fresh tracks of electronic dance music, soulfully mixed with eclectic styles. In addition to the title track Digitally Yours, Wake Me Up If It Is Friday and Comatose are presented on the EP.

About CEM
CEM [d???m] is a Berlin-based music producer and a dedicated family man. “Kissing in the name“ is his first official and worldwide digital release. Cem was born in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of 15 he started singing and playing drums, guitar and bass. He got in fast with the fascinating music scene of the Turkish metropolis. Cem is completely self-taught and is a multi-instrumentalist. In 1997 he migrated to Berlin to study computer linguistics and media design. For many years he has played and toured with the multicultural band “Everkeen” and contributed rough vocal energy and sing-along tunes.

Apart from writing and producing music, Cem is working at the Berlin Club SO36. This club has often been compared to New York’s CBGB. Cem lives and breathes the creative spirit of the club, which has always envisioned itself as a crossover between music, sub culture and visual art. Consequently Cem also produces his own music videos to generate a coherent artistic vision of political consciousness and honest music.


Equal parts singer, songwriter and producer, 18-year-old dance music prodigy Chace has proven to be a star in the making. After releasing ‘Destination’ EP via Barong Family – record label spearheaded by Dutch DJ group Yellow Claw– Chace is releasing his sophomore effort titled ‘Definition’.

The melodic EP features four carefully curated tracks, including the most recent track “Something About You (feat. Yade Lauren)” – a single that has a killer music video, literally. Chace has already inspired key players across the world, counting on support from Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio as well as the global support of Apple music and iTunes.

Flux Pavilion sings on Engine-Earz Experiment’s Circus Records release

Engine-Earz Experiment aka Prash Mistry is no stranger to the electronic scene from working with the likes of Jorje Smith and Dillon Francis, to promoting festivals in India, he has always kept the quality of his musical activity to the highest level

Now he joins Circus Records for his first official release in the form of a two-track release “Fly Away” / “Blue Moon.” The two diverse and detailed tunes that display the unquestionable talent that this artist has, illustrating his unlimited scope.

Joining him for “Fly Away” is bass music maestro Flux Pavilion, but with an edge, as he only appears as a vocalist – in itself a unique display of Flux’s talent. Norwegian singer song writer Kate Havnevik joins Engine-Earz Experiment on “Blue Moon” with a luscious vocal contribution to an already blissed out track.

Nicky Romero Remixes Linkin Park’s “Heavy” ft. Kiiara

Nicky Romero unveils his masterfully crafted remix of Linkin Park’s latest hit single ‘Heavy’ featuring Kiiara, out now on Warner Bros. Records.

Played at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami as Nicky Romero closed down the Worldwide Stage to incredible fanfare, his remix of ‘Heavy’ ft. Kiiara is set to become one of the quintessential records to be played throughout this festival season.

Channeling the distinct and stunning vocals of Kiiara and those of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s frontman, Nicky manages to keep the introductory melody intact before quickly diving into a future bass driven remix laden with euphoric synths and vocal chops that truly update the record to dancefloor status. This latest offering is testament to Nicky Romero’s expansive range in production value as he continues to test and push the confines within new genres. Combined with Linkin Park’s consistent knack for experimenting in new territories of sounds and songwriting, it’s no wonder why Nicky Romero was the perfect fit for official remix duties.

MANIC FOCUS – Minds Rising

Minds Rising is an infectious encapsulation of Manic Focus’ roots in funk, soul, new-era hip hop, and electronic music. The album is an artful curation of the burgeoning Chicago music landscape and beyond, featuring appearances from cutting-edge hip hop artists, vocalists, producers, and musicians from across the country. Minds Rising is an opus two years in the making, and paints an aural illustration of Manic Focus’ shift from producer to composer — one beat, instrument and verse at a time.

Minds Rising features collaborations with a stacked roster of talented musicians, including the percussive genius of Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), powerful vocals of Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), and meticulous production of Late Night Radio, who all join forces on the album’s soulful lead single, “Stronger.” ProbCause lays down heavy bars on the trap anthem “Putting All Of My People On.” Russ Liquid backs “Habit” with a funky New Orleans style three-piece horn section, while emerging hip hop group the RapperChicks deliver witty, earth-shattering verses and a captivating chorus to round out the track. Brooklyn based musicians Exmag and Borahm Lee (Lowtemp Music, Break Science) harmonize on “Your X Now” to bring space jazz rhythms and twinkling piano elements to Manic Focus’ stellar composition. Other collaborations include features from future bass producer Psymbionic on “Pushing,” rising Chicago stars Statik on “Stochastic Resonance,” Carlile on “Timeless,” and the razor sharp lyricism of Chicago rapper Psalm One on “Joy In the Noise.”

New Music: Californian singer-songwriter Ed Prosek releases “Tear It All Down”, first single from upcoming EP

Californian singer-songwriter Ed Prosek releases “Tear It All Down”, the first taste of his upcoming EP Flesh & Blood (due out May). Recorded in Berlin, the artist has flipped the perspective from his previous work, with his new output yielding a much darker, heavier sound. Prosek brings together his singer songwriter roots and a more complex exploration of raw sound, instrumentation and arrangement.

Inspired, in part, by post-apocalyptic 2009 film, The Road, Tear It All Down tells a story of perseverance, but ultimately hopelessness. Borne out through both the lyrical themes and the music itself, it’s as if the very weight of the sound of the chorus is the burden of uncertainty carried by us all, and the emptiness of the verses, the stark and brutal void of the calm before the storm. The fear of the unknown is a palpable presence within the song.

Prosek’s evolution from acoustic singer songwriter to this new direction has been a natural progression through both his personal growth as an artist, and a reflection of a less certain world.

ATB Celebrates Twenty-Year Anniversary With Release of Tenth Studio Album, “Next”

AMSTERDAM, April 21st, 2017 – It’s been three long years for ATB fans waiting for a new album to drop, but their patience has finally been rewarded. In the year that marks ATB’s twentieth anniversary as a leading artist in electronic music, he launches his tenth studio album: ‘neXt’.

An exceptional crossover album that digs into modern-day trance music as much as it includes down-tempo gems, ‘neXt’ embodies all twenty years of ATB’s blooming career. It’s a next step in his musical development, delivering on every level while featuring a wide range of collaborations and guest artists across the spectrum. Whereas the first part of ‘neXt’ offers a fresh take on the ATB sound that’s been filling out clubs for two decades, the second part of the album focuses heavily on the chill atmospheres and ambient soundscapes ATB also considers part of his arsenal, totaling to twenty-five new tracks that show just how timeless the ATB sound truly is.

The huge success of ATB started with ‘9PM (Till I Come)’, which earned him a #1 hit in the UK in the late ’90. Since, his musical career has been nothing short of legendary. Previous album ‘Contact’ shot straight into the top 5 of the German charts in 2014 and as a DJ, ATB has headlined festivals all over the world, earning him a coveted Top 20 spot in the list of “Most Popular DJs in the World of All Time”. Judging by the consistent and unwavering support of his social following of over two million strong and the ease with which ATB churns out high-end compositions, there’s a whole lot more to expect from the gifted songwriter, musician, producer and DJ. ‘neXt’ is sure to keep fans satisfied until then.

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Subculture Sage share video for new track ‘Drop’ + London headline show @ Camden Assembly 10th May

Alternative Hip Hop duo from London ‘Subculture Sage’ return with their gritty and high energy new single ‘Drop’.

Marking their first return since the release of their debut Mixtape ‘Big Smoke Autumn Blues’ which was described by Complex as “a shining example of what UK Hip Hop can be when left to it’s own instincts”; the duo continue sparring their uncompromising DIY ethic of innovation on all their releases.

Hailed by Wonderland Magazine as “the hottest duo in British Hip Hop”, the duo have garnered support from Zane Lowe, Gilles Peterson, Complex, Noisey and Majestic Casual for their continually evolving London-centric post-Hip Hop sound. With a string of self-releases scheduled for the rest of 2017 including their second EP ‘Take 3’ and their recent signing to the Primary Talent roster, 2017 should be a strong year for the pair.

French progressive house DJ/Producer RavenKis releases his new single ‘Stellar’ via Steve Angello’s SIZE Records

French progressive house DJ/producer RavenKis has announced the release of his upcoming single ‘Stellar’, out now on Steve Angello’s SIZE Records.

‘Stellar’ combines a driving bassline with melodic synth patterns before an electric guitar solo comes into play. Bursting with energy, RavenKis’ new track is the perfect fit for dancefloors and festivals alike.

Hailing from Paris, Pierre-Louis Calme otherwise known as RavenKis launched his music career reworking tracks for a broad range of artists including, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, CamelPhat, Dirty South, Keane and The Temper Trap. The Parisian producer’s 2014 single, ‘Teardrops’ entered Beatport’s Electrohouse Chart and gained over half a million combined streams across Spotify and SoundCloud to date. His dynamic production skills have received strong support from dance music heavyweights Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Axwell, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Angello and BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard.

Now releasing his latest serving ‘Stellar’ on Steve Angello’s revered imprint, RavenKis is ready to make his mark on the international dance music circuit with his distinctive progressive house sound.