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.

BETTI reworks Britney’s ‘Toxic’ in visually stunning video + on tour with RAG’N’BONE MAN in Europe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNaGEYkjGXs

Currently on tour with Rag’n’Bone Man in Europe, having performed to sold out crowds at Elysée Montmartre in Paris, Ottakringer Brauerei in Vienna and Melkweg in Amsterdam, to name just a few, Betti, is pleased to announce details of a brand new version of Britney’s hit ‘Toxic’, showcasing the emerging Jazz-pop singer’s old world charm and elegant fragility.

Recently signed to Decca Records, one of the most iconic record labels in the world, the beautifully mysterious vocalist, Betti, pushes boundaries, combining her Jazz routes with pop-sensibilities. With a sound that nods to both Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse, and a style that hearkens back to the age of burlesque, Betti has the ability to command any room.

But there’s more than a seductive image to Betti: the Atlanta native possesses a hypnotic, versatile voice, one that can croon, coo or cry as the song dictates.

Betti’s debut single ‘Ordinary’ is out now and tells a tale of honest, real-life love. She evokes Ella Fitzgerald, drawing out the notes like honey dripping from a spoon. It’s a gorgeous performance on a topic that can be far from fairy tale perfect.

Betti will perform an opening set for all Rag’n’Bone Man’s European dates.

Watch the music video for ‘Ordinary’

Tour Dates
Mon 27th March: Elysee Montmartre, Paris (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Tues 28th March: Rockhal. Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Weds 29th March: Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Thurs 30th March: Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Saturday 1st April: Ottakringer Braurei, Austria, Vienna (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Sunday 2nd April: Profresja Music Zone, Warsaw, Poland (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Tuesday 4th April: Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Friday 7th April: Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Saturday 8th April: Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Monday 10th April: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Wednesday 12th April: Docks, Hamburg, Germany (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Thursday 13th April: Taeubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Friday 14th April: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
Saturday 15th April: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (Rag’n’Bone Man support)
For more information please contact: Lucius@copaceticpr.com

Armin van Buuren First Artist To Release Ultra Music Festival Miami Set On Streaming Platforms

AMSTERDAM, April 10th , 2017 – Today, Armin van Buuren has become the first-ever artist to release his UMF set on streaming services. His set at the main stage of Ultra Music Festival Miami 2017, which is one of the most-viewed live sets of the festival on YouTube, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more.

This year, Armin van Buuren performed on the main stage and on his own designated A State Of Trance stage during Ultra Music Festival Miami 2017, which is one of the biggest festivals in the world. His set on the main stage has now been made available on the world’s most popular streaming services, which also means that Armin van Buuren is the first artist to upload an Ultra set at the highest sound quality, as YouTube uploads have not yet been able to reach that level. Additionally, it ensures that Armada Music, the Amsterdam-based record label facilitating the upload, is the first record label to release a set of Ultra Music Festival on the streaming platforms.

Tiga vs Audion Return With ‘Nightclub EP’

Tiga vs Audion’s ‘Nightclub EP’ is the third release from North America’s most eloquent techno team-up, and follows the mega-hit ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ and the micro-hit ‘Fever’. The ‘Nightclub EP’ features 3 new productions: ‘Stabbed In The Back’ (lead track), ‘Pink Bells’, and ‘Nonstop’. Released as a Beatport exclusive from 7 April, early support for the EP comes from Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Boys Noize, Dubfire, Kolsch, Heidi, Gerd Janson, Erol Alkan, Michael Mayer, and more.

TIGA QUOTES
ON THE INSPIRATION
“Living in contemporary society? It’s a joke. But what’s no joke is that rough times call for rough customers, and this EP finds two top techno producers in the mood for ballsiness, reflecting the times with a harder-edged sound, harder-edged artwork, and harder-edged calls for our leaders to remember that the dance floor was built on unity, plurality, and unshacklable animality.”

ON THE TRACK TITLES
“After careful study, we came to the conclusion that the worse the titles, the more ‘techno’ the tracks. A-side ‘Stabbed in the Back’ takes its name from the fact that the track has keyboard stabs in it. Maybe my least favourite title of anything I’ve ever done, which is remarkable considering the runner-up was an unreleased stab-free track called ‘Doctors Without Keyboards.’ ‘Pink Bells’ was originally called ‘The Bells’ but I was told that this guy Geoff had already used it. ‘Nonstop’ got its name from the fact that I was really on a roll with bad titles at the time.”

ON THE CREATIVE PROCESS
“It’s extremely challenging to make instrumental techno with enough of a hook and enough of a funk to stand out, and it’s exponentially more difficult when I know deep down I could make everything alright so easily with just the sound of my voice. We bought a set of Bryan Adams Studio Flash Cards, which instructed us to make the kind of hyper-utilitarian dance tracks we could play in our own DJ sets. Sometimes, even musicians need to be reminded to put themselves first.”

Tiga returned to Turbo Recordings earlier this year with new single, ‘Eye Luv U’, his first new material since 2016’s ‘Blondes Have More Fun’. Co-produced by one half of Paranoid London, ‘Eye Luv U’ is the first in a series of releases from Tiga on Turbo in 2017.

Tiga recently dropped a new DJ mix on his SoundCloud page featuring exclusive music from both Tiga vs Audion, and Tiga, alongside Bjork, The Knife, Martinez Brothers, DJs Pareja, Justin Cudmore, Red Axes, Truncate, Solitary Dancer and more. The ‘Stereo Woke Mix – Live at StereoBar Montreal’ was recorded from his 27th January set at the Canadian club. A full tracklist is not available. soundcloud.com/tiga/stereomix2017
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Now in a new partnership with !K7, Tiga’s Turbo imprint is the tastemaker label behind the early success of Chromeo, Gesaffelstein, and Duke Dumont, amongst many others. 2016 saw releases from rising stars Charlotte de Witte, ANNA, Gilmer Galibard, and Autarkic, while this year the label will shift its focus to electro, via cuts from Tiga, Audion, and Dimitri Veimar, alongside collaborative projects between Shaded & Harvard Bass.

FORTHCOMING TIGA DJ DATES

08/4 Phoenix Lights Festival, AZ, USA
14/4 El Chiringuito, Dubai, UAE
15/4 DGTL Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
16/4 Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
28/4 Lux Curated By Tiga, Lisbon, Portugal
30/4 Metro Dance Club, Alicante, Spain
05/5 De Marktkantine, Amsterdam, Holland
06/5 Warehouse, Rome, Italy
11/5 Q Nightclub, Seattle, WA, USA
12/5 Lot 613, LA, CA
13/5 Output, New York, NY, USA
19/5 Contra, Seoul, South Korea
20/5 Pepper Club, Shenzhen, China
31/5 Hyte Opening Party @ Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
17/6 Sonar Festival, Barcelona Spain

For further information please contact:
Matt Learmouth @ Alchemy PR on: 07966781138 / or email matt@alchemypr.com

Showtek & Brooks feat. Natalie Major – “On Our Own”

AMSTERDAM, March 31st, 2017 – Following the success of ‘Believer’ (with Major Lazer), Showtek have put out another super-hit-to-be. Made in collaboration with Brooks and American singer-songwriter Natalie Major, ‘On Our Own’ saw its release on Skink today.

A song that excels across the board, ‘On Our Own’ makes perfect use of its hyper-catchy vocals and inspiring lyrics to deliver a message worth dancing to. With the addition of its hooking rhythms and its larger-than-life melody and synths, it is a sing-along smash poised to dominate the global airwaves.

Showtek: “With our new song, “On Our Own,” we took the approach that everyone should and can be a strong and confident individual no matter what. This is obviously a strong message given the current political landscape we are living in. Also, it really harkens back to the fabric of dance music.”

Brooks: “This track means a lot to me. I’ve always respected Showtek a lot and I’m extremely proud that we’re releasing a collab now! We’ve been working on it for the last couple of months and made so many different versions of it. When we found the perfect vocal, we immediately knew that this was going to be the final one. After some more days in the studio together and testing it live, ‘On Our Own’ was done!”

Showtek, who already lined up several hit singles (‘Bad’, ‘Sun Goes Down’ (both with David Guetta) and ‘Booyah’) emerged with ‘Believer’ in the second half of 2016. A collaboration with globally acclaimed hit machine Major Lazer, ‘Believer’ hit #19 in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, #23 in the official Dutch Top 40 and accumulated over 38 million streams to date on Spotify alone. ‘On Our Own’ might just be the record that follows in its footsteps.

“Project 001” a new film by Tommy Jacob (electronic/bass/experimental)

Project 001 is an 8 track album with a singular sound; Dark and tormented. Tommy Jacob oscillates between electrifying notes and deep bass, for a melancholic and poignant result.
Project 001 is both a true introspection and also an endless quest for the other. Tommy Jacob transcribes a unique vision through a captivating universe. Driven by the desire to return to a consumption of music as he knew when he was younger: “At the time I bought CDs and listened to them in loop until I knew them by heart, I did not know the song titles for me it was just track 1, track 2 etc.”.

The young producer wanted to go back to the basics with this untitled project which is also a pluridisciplinary one. Tommy Jacob imagined an 11 minutes short lm for his music written by himself. With a very graphic touch, each image is perfectly processed, adding to that dance sequences, another form of art he wanted to put in light.

The final step of the project was the cover, again, he called for a young artist, Sandjill, to imagine a painting for his music, “I wanted to create an artistic interpretation of my music combining different form of art.”.

ABOUT TOMMY JACOB
Tommy Jacob has made a name for himself on the French and international scene with his melancholic productions with a unique sound. He released his debut EP in 2013 ‘Last’ which allows him to go on a tour in the United States and Canada. Later, sharing his time between Paris and Amsterdam, he created a side project ‘6 A.M’ a true success. He finally settles down in Paris to produce his album and joins the Roche Musique family.

Yellow Claw Debuts New Music Video for “Light Years” featuring Rochelle

Los Amsterdam–due out March 31–is where the sound of future music lives, somewhere between YELLOW CLAW’s native city (Amsterdam) and their second home (Los Angeles). For the follow-up to their 2015 debut Blood For Mercy, YELLOW CLAW–who is Jim Aasgier and Nizzle–offer 13 tracks featuring a variety of special guests. The album leads with “Home” featuring Sophie Simmons, daughter of KISS’ Gene Simmons, and is also highlighted by rap-fueled tracks “City On Lockdown” featuring Juicy J & Lil Debbie (the latter of whom wowed YELLOW CLAW fans at the duo’s two sold-out Los Angeles Palladium this past summer) and “Stacks” featuring Quavo, Tinie Tempah and Cesqeaux. Other notable album cuts include “Friends In the Dark” with Dutch soul singer Otis Parker; “Hold On To Me” with fellow dance floor mavens GTA; plus two songs with plenty of female-fronted fire, “Rose Horizon” featuring STORi and “Light Years” featuring Rochelle. With a huge, loyal fanbase crowding their gigs from Las Vegas to Tokyo and everywhere in between, YELLOW CLAW is known to deliver electrifying shows.

Block & Crown team up with Damian Force to unleash ‘Finesse’

One of Holland’s finest exports over the last decade, Damian Force is back again with ‘Finesse’, featuring Block & Crown. Amsterdam’s very own Dance music maestro features on DOT Dance Recordings once again and shows why he is so highly regarded in the industry.

Force has had an eclectic history of production, moving effortlessly through multiple genres. Alongside this, he has had a successful DJing career in which he’s played many notable shows including Fame Festival in Poland. He also has a regular radio slot on Pacha Radio where he previews his newest productions to his fan base and new listeners alike.

His production prowess can be quantified by the popularity his previous releases garnered. The Freemasons remix of his track ‘Hold On’ featured in the World Top Ten Dance tracks in 2009. In 2012, ‘All Day Love’ charted in Beatport’s Top Ten House tracks showcasing his ability to encapsulate audiences. With his productions being played around the world by heavyweights such as Bob Sinclair and David Guetta, the respect his productions have is immense.

‘Finesse’ is another future classic from Force. Intricate synth work and chopped, heavily processed vocals create an addictive House rhythm capable of enticing any listener. Pair that with the powerful, punchy percussion and you have a typical Force production which is sure to go far. His synth work is second to none, and his experience in electronic music is abundantly obvious in ‘Finesse’.

DOT Dance Recordings have released some of Force’s previous productions and have a successful history in pushing his work. Frequent collaborator Bagrationy also features on the imprint and frequent releases will allow Force to progress even further in the future.

‘Finesse’ is out now so make sure you grab your copy now before it flies off the record store shelves!

elrow announces 2017 summer festival takeovers including Snowbombing, Tomorrowland, Parklife, Mysterland, Dreambeach and more

After spectacularly closing out 2016 with a number of record-setting parties across the globe, elrow have now confirmed the first summer festivals to host their legendary themed shows in 2017. From New York to London, the Spanish party starters will pass through Austria, Manchester, Amsterdam and Zurich with an explosion of joy, colour and fun – engulfing 11 of the most important musical events of the world scene.

Making its 2017 debut at one of the biggest festival’s in electronic music – Tomorrowland – the brand will also take to the Street Parade of Zurich where they’ll provide the opening of the whole procession. In August, elrow will return to Spain for the countries premier electronic music festival Dreambeach and are scheduled to host their finale takeover in remarkable style. Further showcases include Snowbombing (Austria), Passpop (Holland), Mysteryland (both USA and Amsterdam editions) and Hide Out (Croatia), plus UK takeovers at Wildlife (Brighton) and Parklife (Manchester).

As always, elrow will host a line-up formed from a selection of masters in the electronic scene, together with a team of residents in their close-knit familia. Among the names confirmed so far, Eats Everything and Richy Ahmed bring the heat to Snowbombing; Benny Rodrigues, Niels Feijen, Sidney Charles, wAFF, Amin, Bram Fidder, Dominik Eulberg, Ici sans Merci are the elrow missionaries at Passpop, while Sidney Charles and Skream B2B Route 94 epitomize the ‘good time’ credo in Nassau.

The themes of the festivals and new artists and shows will be announced soon!

Tora return with new single ‘Amsterdam’

2016 was a huge year for Byron Bay electronic five-piece Tora, starting the year after playing slots at major festivals including Glastonbury and Falls Festival, they supported RÜFÜS nationally for their ‘bloom’ tour and sold out their own national run of single shows. Today, Tora reveal their intricate new single ‘Amsterdam’ which will be released on 17 March, with their debut album slated for release later this year.

Layered, lush and hauntingly beautiful ‘Amsterdam’ was self-produced by the band, before being mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin. ‘Amsterdam’ continues on from previous singles ‘Poly Amor’ and ‘Twice’, and EP’s Eat the Sun and the self-titled Tora, all of which have amassed a combined 20 million online streams.

With an extensive touring CV, Tora have played at The Great Escape (UK), Best Kept Secret (NL), and Germany’s premier festivals, Fusion Festival, and Reeperbahn as well as over 70 other festivals and headline shows across Europe, the US, Mexico and Canada.

As previous winners of the triple j unearthed spot at Splendour in the Grass, Tora continue to solidify their position as one of the most lauded live acts in the country.