Bad Royale Release Music Video for ‘All I Can Do’ featuring Silver

Bad Royale and Silver release the music video for latest release, ‘All I Can Do,’ out now via Polydor Records.

Delivering a clever and comedic storyline, a great night out turns to disaster for the protagonist, after his girlfriend ditches him for the VIP nightclub lifestyle. In order to win her back, our main character has to traverse his way through the club as he racks up bonus points left and right in this video game adaptation of real life.

The visual follows our main character as he battles a group of security guards and stumbles into an unexpecting wrestling match in order to complete his final mission and safely exit the club with his girlfriend.

Closing out last year alongside Major Lazer on ‘My Number’ (reworking a Toot’s + The Maytal’s classic), Bad Royale have set the tone for 2017 with their anthemic new single, and their major label debut. The track follows on from standout releases on Diplo’s label Mad Decent, including the highly regarded EP’s ‘We’re All We Need,’ ‘Immutable Timeline’ and ‘Move Like.’

Teaming up alongside Silver – a mysterious and anonymous singer from the Caribbean who was discovered by the producers, and songwriter Jamie Hartman who is best known for writing Rag N Bone Man’s influential single ‘Human’ – the track perfectly combines beautiful melodies and expert lyrics to create the perfect summer tune.

The DJ and producer group Bad Royale met at the summit of a Southern Californian mountain in 2015 and haven’t looked back since; starting their own record label, ‘Rude Mood’ as well as collaborating with the likes of Diplo, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Borgore, DJ Snake and others. With festival appearances at Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Life In Color, and many others, it’s clear that Bad Royale are on the right track to become Dance Music’s most notorious cartoon kings.

Two Winds – Trance

Two Winds is a powerful, high energy, Big Room, Trance, dance-floor banger from Russian EDM producer SIBERIAWAVE. If you’re a fan of strong melodies with emotionally charge leads then this is the perfect track for you. Be sure to pick up a copy to support this great release from ShiftAxis Records.

Singapore’s Indie-dance 4-piece M1LDL1FE share video for ‘Distraction’

Rising indie-pop collective M1LDL1FE, are poised to release their new self titled EP due this July. Lead single ‘Distraction’, it’s plaintive entrance giving way to up-tempo pop song that sets out their intentions from the off.

Frontman Paddy Ong details the track: “It’s a song about coming to terms with the various things in life that are ‘distractions’. Your work is a distraction from your side hustle or life outside the office. Sometimes – even though it feels wrong to admit it – you feel like time with your family or loved ones are distractions too. It’s a song for those times when you feel, ‘I don’t have time for this right now’, but it’s your lover’s birthday dinner and you feel terrible for having those thoughts.”

Formerly known as Take Two, M1LDL1FE cuts across the indie-pop grain, weaving together lush electronic textures and eclectic dance grooves into the pop sensibilities of guitar-driven indie music of the early 2000s. They debuted their first EP, “PAIRS” in 2015, receiving critical acclaim from the local press and were slated to be “one of the most exhilarating new acts to emerge from the burgeoning indie-pop scene”. In 2017, following the departure of guitarist Johnathan Lim, the quartet rechristened themselves M1LDL1FE.

A small collection of reflective stories and introspection, M1LDL1FE’s eponymous EP comes glowing with the residue of loss and change. Following the departure of founding member and guitarist, Johnathan Lim, the band had to readjust and recalibrate, choosing to spend time in the studio to rediscover their sound. “I think we took longer than expected to get used to John not being around, and playing music without his ‘voice’ being a part of it. We had to turn inward and do a little searching for a sound within ourselves,” says frontman Paddy Ong.

Lyrically, this introspection is on display in songs like How You Forget – a dream-like, slow-burning number about how easy it is to forget the people closest to you. The self-reflection continues in Distraction, which touches on themes of sacrifice and choosing one’s path in life. The pensivity however, belies a gritty exterior in the former Take Two’s new sound. Straying a little left of field from jangly-pop guitars, M1LDL1FE bemoans the ennui of the new millennium in the synth-rock jam, Super Algorithm Digital Me. The band bear their teeth in the anthemic, (Backdoor’s name), a composition that spans across two tracks, ending in a grandiose frenzy of modulated synthesizers and grizzled guitars.

“A lot of growth and change had been going on in and around the writing of this album. Some of us got married, some of us had left long term relationships. All kinds of crazy things going on in the world as well. So the material I guess was subconsciously affected by all these things that were happening at the time,” reflects Ong.

Armed with a fresh and grittier sonic palette, the band will release their eponymous EP in August.

Fedde Le Grand vs Ian Carey – ‘Keep On Rising’ [Official Sensation Anthem]

It is, without question, the end of an era. On July 8th, at its spiritual home of the Amsterdam Arena, the curtain will rise one last time on a new edition of Sensation, the all-white mega-party that set the world on fire.

To celebrate, and bringing the Sensation journey full circle, longtime Sensation resident Fedde Le Grand today (July 3rd) releases the official ‘Sensation 2017 Anthem’, his reworking of Ian Carey’s track ‘Keep On Rising’.

The classic house track played a big part at the funeral of Sensation founder Duncan Stutterheim’s brother – to whom the all-white dresscode is dedicated – giving Fedde’s new version an extra dose of the shivers.

“To be honest it actually is a record that I’ve been working on for nearly a year now I think,” the Dutch heavyweight said in an exclusive chat with Billboard earlier this month. “I personally really like the record and how it turned out, I think it’s such a classic vocal and I love the positive and summer vibe it has to it. At the same time of course I was super excited already to be part of The Final Sensation in Amsterdam, especially with the prominent but difficult role of presenting the first ever live megamix… So when I heard about the opportunity of Keep On Rising possibly becoming the actual anthem to the event, and later learning the special meaning, it really gave me the chills in a positive sense, this really is a ‘meant-to-be’ type of situation.”

To mark the occasion, Fedde is giving fans the opportunity to win an exclusive pair of white Fedde Le Grand x Nubikk sneakers and a signed copy of the Final Sensation compilation. To be in with a chance, just share your reason to win on Facebook, making sure you include the follow tags and link:

Bedrock releases Lopezhouse’s new work

Improbable and impossible are two adjectives that since their beginning Lopezhouse have shown have had no space in their career. Improbable seemed that a duo from La Mancha could make their recording debut on Dirtybird with Claude VonStroke and impossible that this great feat would be followed by releases on Kittball, Plattenbank, Exploited and Diynamic. However, this is how it has turned out. Every step David Lopez and Carlos Cruz have made has been, is, and will be a declaration of intent, the empiric confirmation that talent and perseverance are always a successful combination.

Duke Dumont & Gorgon City reveal new video for their summer hit ‘Real Life’ 

Two of the most powerful names in dance music, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City, have revealed the music video for their summer anthem ‘Real Life’, featuring NAATIONS.

The video draws influence from the dystopian world that social media could create, delivering a visual experience not dissimilar to an episode of Black Mirror. Influenced by high school experiences, the video, directed by Ben & Ross (Kurupt FM, Ed Sheeran, Disclosure) highlights today’s obsession with likes, selfies and emojis. Reflecting on the track’s powerful sound and message of experiencing ‘Real Life’, the video comes to a head at a school prom when the shy girl being bullied harnesses technology and uses it to destroy the hierarchy of popularity, resulting in her becoming Prom Queen instead.

Released earlier this month, ‘Real Life’ was inspired by the beautiful Balearic setting of Ibiza and is taking the island by storm. The track is the perfect example of both acts’ ability to produce incredible hits ready for dance floors around the world. Championing emerging talent, NAATIONS provides soaring vocals for the track – adding a pop element to the crossover hit.

Since its release, ‘Real Life’ has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify alone and has garnered support from BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Mistajam and Greg James.

Following the success of the single, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City are preparing for a relentless summer of touring including numerous dates in Ibiza. Both artists will be returning for their residency at Together, Amnesia and playing at key festivals such as SW4 Festival, V Festival and Creamfields. In addition to this, Gorgon City have just announced their 22-date UK & North America KINGDOM later this year (full dates here) whilst Duke Dumont will be playing at Tomorrowland and heading to America and Australia for a further string of international tour dates.

The Strokes/Regina Spektor producer GORDON RAPHAEL drops new track ‘Savage’

As a producer, Gordon Raphael has had an uncanny knack of coming across iconic and influential talent and helping catapult them to global attention. He came across the embryonic Strokes at a free gig in a New York bar– subsequently producing their first demos and seminal debut album, Is This It? He started working with Regina Spektor after someone recommended he check out “This unknown Russian girl”. Now, he’s about to launch another unfamiliar but huge musical talent onto a wider stage: himself.

While acts from Damon Albarn, Ian Brown, the Cult’s Ian Astbury and now Spanish outfit Hinds – along with countless smaller groups – have enjoyed the Seattle-born Gordon’s Midas touch, he is foremost a musician and songwriter. “I love producing, but playing guitar and writing songs is what I’ve always done,” he enthuses. “I wanted to show what I can do on the other side of the desk all the time, but producing kept getting in the way.”

He’s making up for it with 12 terrific songs that reflect a lifetime listening to music, but are particularly inspired by the glam rock era David Bowie, the inimitable guitar sound of Mick Ronson, the glam pop perfection of Kimono My House-era Sparks and a love of Frank Zappa, prog rock and weird found sounds. Gordon’s vocal is a beautifully hazy Peter Perrett/Syd Barratt drawl. After writing literally over a thousand songs, these are the 12 which he holds most dear, honed and perfected to the point where they now need to be heard.

Among them are two singles. View From Blue came to him in a dream (and is revisited in a totally different, stranger fashion for album closer Deep Psyche). Another standout is I Sleep On The Radio, effectively Gordon’s love letter to the pop radio experience through the ears of his teenage self, listening to a transistor radio under the pillow.

Just Kiddin Remixes Cedric Gervais’ latest single “Somebody New” ft. Liza Owen

Grammy Award winning DJ, producer and label boss, Cedric Gervais, reveals his newest remix of “Somebody New” featuring Liza Owen, by the skillful electronic duo Just Kiddin, out now via Island Records.

Just Kiddin breathes new life into Cedric Gervais‘ already accomplished piano-led track, “Somebody New” ft. Liza Owen. The British duo reconstructs the original by way of a funky bassline, sidechaining analog synths, and filters that open and build into an energy-packed house tune; perfect for a night time dance-floor and a summertime pool party. The track showcases Just Kiddin’s ability to evoke emotion through heavy dance rhythms and culminates into a track that pays homage to house music’s past and shines a light on its future.

Just Kiddin have placed no limitations on their sound and have already gained props from industry heavyweights such as Duke Dumont, Tensnake, Gorgon City and The Magician. With a worldwide fan-base growing, Just Kiddin have precisely what it takes to be the UK’s next breakthrough act.

Cedric has toured relentlessly around the world throughout his career. Captivating audiences with his energetic sets, he has played residencies in New York, Miami and Las Vegas all met with critical acclaim. Along with this, he has performed at renowned festivals including Ultra and Jay-Z’s ‘Made in America’ festival to name a few. Cedric will be returning to the White Isle this summer, where he will play at David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Kygo’s residencies at Ushuaia. Away from Ibiza, Cedric will also make his highly anticipated debut at Tomorrowland this summer.

Cedric has worked with the likes of CID, David Guetta and Digital Farm Animals. He recruited DFA for his single, ‘Touch the Sky’ featuring Dallas Austin. Released on Cedric’s Delecta imprint, the track continues to build momentum online, hitting nearly 3 million Spotify plays and is currently soaring up the UK Shazam chart. Not only a DJ and producer, Cedric added a new role to his repertoire – the label boss of Delecta Records. In conjunction with Armada Music, he founded the imprint last year and has subsequently released a wealth of material from rising dance talent, as well as his own catalogue of hits.

Vicetone reveal new track ‘Apex’ from ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 1’ compilation

Vicetone releases heavy hitting track, “Apex” out now via Monstercat. The track will be featured in the new Monstercat x Rocket League compilation album, ahead of the Rocket League video game Championship Broadcast.

“Apex” is a high-octane track that is undoubtedly ready to give both gamers and ordinary fans a boost of adrenaline while listening. Now with the help from Vicetone, it’s clear that both Monstercat and Rocket League are reinventing the music and gaming industries.
Rocket League is a futuristic sports video game that equips players with booster-rigged vehicles which can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas. Using an advanced physics system to simulate realistic interactions, Rocket League relies on mass and momentum to give players a complete sense of intuitive control in this unbelievable, high-octane re-imagining of association football.

Another product from Holland’s thriving dance scene, childhood friends Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool – better known as Vicetone – flew into the spotlight in 2015, after their collaboration with Nicky Romero titled, ‘Let Me Feel’. The dance floor anthem shot straight to #1 on the Beatport Charts and swiftly paved the way for a wealth of material to come from the duo, including their track ‘Landslide’ with American indie pop act Youngblood Hawke. The crossover track has gained over 4 million plays on Spotify alone. Vicetone have toured relentlessly throughout their music career so far. Captivating audiences with their energetic sets, the duo have played across Europe and America. They’ve recently completed their Asia Tour, playing shows across China and South Korea, all met with critical acclaim.

Elsewhere, Vicetone have made several appearances on the festival circuit, where they previously played Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. Vicetone are gearing up for an adventurous summer ahead, which includes a debut performance at Corona Sunsets in London and their return to Ultra Europe in Croatia. Armed with their catchy, melody-driven sound, “Apex” will not only add to their success, but will be the soundtrack for their exciting season ahead.

Yuksek drops new track ‘Sweet Addiction (Live edit)’

Internationally renowned DJ and producer Yuksek has called upon some of the most exciting names across the electronic worlds to rework his acclaimed third album ‘Nous Horizon’. Titled ‘Nous Horizon pt.2 / Re-works & edits’ it features established and rising stars like Dimitri From Paris, Jacques Renault, Juveniles, Get a room!, The Mekanism, Synapson + more.

‘Nous Horizon’, Yuksek’s third album, came out last February to critical acclaim. It showed a new approach in his vision for electronic and pop writing. His new melodies are brighter than before; his beats and production more subtle but still convey a touch of hedonism in it’s most club-friendly sounds.

Yuksek has lined up an eclectic and surprising line-up for this reworked versions.

The record features remixes from long time friends Juveniles and Getaroom, the disco legend Dimitri From Paris, newcomers on the scene such as Destino and Ccolo ( Multi Culti ), french duet Synapson and techno rising star The Mekanism ( signed on Seth Troxler imprint ) and the coolest guy from brooklyn aka Jacques Renault.

Yuksek himself offers some alternative versions of the songs, live or edit versions making this album a real second chapter, not only a random remix package.