DJ Nika is back with Episode 18 of ‘Feel This’

Having released records like ‘Awakening’ on major imprints including Dutch heavyweights Housepital Records, it is clear to see why DJ Nika has scene his stock in the Dance music scene rise at a considerable rate and become one of North America’s most in demand names. Having moved to New York from his native country of Georgia, DJ Nika has been gracing the decks with his unique arsenal of records at some of the Big Apple’s more premier nightspots, such as Pacha, Marquee, Sky Room, Le Souk, Greenhouse and Webster Hall – magnificent achievements for any calibre of artist.

When he isn’t in the studio producing some of the scene’s hottest records, DJ Nika is the host of his very own radio show called ‘Feel This’, with listeners tuning in from all over the globe. Episode 18 is up next and features stunning records from Zedd, Chris Lake, Blasterjaxx, Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, DubVision and DJ Nika himself – this one is not to be missed so check it out now!

Lazy Rich ‘Knock Me Out’

Swinging in with an absolute blinder of a new electro house track, ‘Knock Me Out’ sees English producer Lazy Rich cap off 2016 in huge style, and make a clear, concise and considerably filthy move into the much-welcomed New Year and beyond.

Releasing on Dutch underground imprint Big & Dirty, part of the Be Yourself Music group, ‘Knock Me Out’ sees Lazy easily straddle a host of genres with his latest piece. Cleverly crafting huge bass and trap lines that intersect with pumping electronic layers and funk-fueled organic piano sections, Lazy constructs a piece that manages to create symbiosis between the electronic and the instrumental. It’s a no-holds barred, take no prisoners slice of dance floor magic that firmly pulls on ‘traditional’ funky house influences while at the same time managing to thrust huge, infectious, roaring big room elements.

Known the world over for his uncompromising sound and his mastery of the electro house genre, Lazy Rich enjoys support from some of the industry’s most revered producers – Tiesto, Skrillex, Norman Cook, Laidback Luke, Armin Van Helden, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell to name just a few. His writing and collaboration credits are equally as impressive: Lady Gaga, Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Avicii, Porter Robinson, X-Press 2. Yet not content to sit on these admittedly impressive laurels, with ‘Knock Me Out’ Lazy Rich seems undeniably intent on making an even bigger mark as the dance community moves through into 2017.

Lampa – Wings

Canadian DJ and producer Lampa has become a household name in his native country thanks to his energetic DJ sets and perfectly crafted productions. Despite only being in the game for a short period of time, the multi-talented artist from Winnipeg already boosts a stellar release catalogue, including hits like ‘Elements’, ‘Light Up The Sky’ and his remix of Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank’s ‘Shades Of Grey’ – a collection of records any calibre of artist would be proud of.

Despite putting vast amounts of time into his productions in the studio, Lampa can also be found behind the decks at some of Winnipeg’s most renowned venues, landing residencies at Stereo Nightclub, Reign Nightclub and Nectar Nightclub, supporting A-List stars like: Marshmello, Fedde Le Grand, MAKJ and Caked Up along the way – monumental achievements that any aspiring DJ dreams of accomplishing.

Up next from Lampa is the Electro infused Progressive bomb called ‘Wings’. Full of filthy bass-lines, heavy drums, lush chords and emotional yet raw vocals, this energetic thriller is sure to cause mayhem in clubs and festivals on a global scale during this year’s festival season. Lampa has decided to release ‘Wings’ as a free download on June 21st to thank his fans for all their support over the years – so whilst you can now enjoy a preview, be sure to grab your copy of this peak time weapon in the coming days.

Showbiz & Sakarias – Handle This (Adrien Mezsi Mix)

Serbian DJ and producer duo Showbiz, have been making huge waves since exploding onto the dance music scene. Marko Tadic and Lazar Stojanovic, the masterminds behind the Showbiz project, are responsible for hit singles like: ‘Ye Mele’, out on Void Records and have been gaining vast support from tastemakers such as: Fedde Le Grand, Dannic, Marcus Schossow, Nari & Milani and Wayne & Woods – huge achievements for a pair that have only been working together for 2 years.

Their collaborator Sakarias is also no stranger to success. Based in Morocco, he has been behind major records like ‘Let It Rock’, which was released via Ale Mora’s renowned imprint Beatmashr Records – cementing Sakarias’ place alongside the scene’s fastest rising stars.

Showbiz and Sakarias’ time in the studio together has resulted in a peak time banger called ‘Handle This’. Full of driving percussion, a heavy yet groovy bass-line, perfectly executed breaks and razor sharp synths, ‘Handle This’ contains all the weapons required to send any club or festival into a state of chaos – a must for any DJ’s record collection.

Los Angeles native Adrien Mezsi jumped at the opportunity to sign ‘Handle This’ to his emerging new label Mezsed Up, and loved the record so much that he decided to add his own touches to this Electro infused Progressive bomb. With Showbiz and Sakarias joining an impressive roster that includes artists such as: Noizy Mark, MAD2MAD, Dujak, Rayven & Valexx and Xaver, their rise to stardom shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Fedde Le Grand releases long-awaited full studio album ‘Something Real’

After months of anticipation, Dutch superstar DJ Fedde Le Grand has released his fourteen-track studio album Something Real via Ultra Music.

From Billboard to MTV, Something Real has won the praise and backing from some of the biggest tastemakers in the industry and in doing so, has cemented his reputation as one of the most respected and revered dance producers of the decade.

The album is a culmination of over 3 years of production and spans an impressive fourteen tracks in total. Collaborations with Cobra Effect, Jared Lee, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Erene, Espa, and Grammy winner MoZella – whose co-writes include One Direction’s ‘Perfect’ and Miley Cyrus’ #1 hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ – result in a diverse collection of sounds and styles rarely found in most dance albums.

Ensuring that each track has its own distinct flavor, from gorgeous vocally compelling numbers like “Beauty From The Ashes”, to the Espa assisted, chord driven “Pity Love”, and weaving between 80’s funk riffs in ‘Give Me Some’ and bouncy house melodies in ‘Feel Good’, Fedde manages to effortlessly touch on numerous genres whilst still maintaining his signature sound. A particular highlight of the LP comes with Fedde’s cover of Corona’s timeless classic ‘Rhythm Of The Night’. The first time this iconic vocal has been cleared for use, the track bears all the necessary hallmarks of a summer smash hit. With talk of a club edit arriving soon, be sure to keep an ear out for what undoubtedly will be a main-stage monster of a record.

As a further caveat to the finished product Fedde has crafted an exclusive album mix for fellow Dutch superstar Tiësto, check it out below:

With his ground-breaking ‘GRAND’ show returning on March 12th, and with performances at Ultra South Africa and Miami around the corner, Fedde looks set to dominate 2016 and beyond.

TOUR DATES

March 17th – Darklight Sessions – Something Real Album Special @ SET, Miami
March 18th – Marquee, NYC
March 20th – UMF, Miami (MainStage)
March 24th – Heat, Anaheim
March 25th – Omnia, San Diego
March 26th – Temple, San Francisco

Fedde Le Grand and Merk & Kremont – Give Me Some

FEDDE LE GRAND RELEASES ‘GIVE ME SOME’, TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ‘SOMETHING REAL’, OUT FEB 26TH

Today marks Fedde Le Grand’s last big release before HIS highly anticipated studio album ‘Something Real’ lands on shelves and digital platforms the world over. After a wealth of instant classics – ‘Cinematic’, ‘The Noise’ and just last week ‘Keep On Believing’ – the Dutch superstar is unleashing arguably one of the most dynamic productions on the record, aptly named, ‘Give Me Some’.

A collaborative effort with the Italian dance duo Merk & Kremont, ‘Give Me Some’ is out via Ultra/Darklight Records and is available to stream/download now.

The opening track on the LP and well and truly giving us a taster of things to come, ‘Give Me Some’ effortlessly blends elements of electro house and funk to create a hard-hitting anthem that will be undoubtedly be making the rounds at festivals and clubs alike in the coming months. With lush chords, a lively vocal melody, and a bass riff that pays homage to the 1980s club classics Fedde loves dearly, the track provides example of both his versatility as a producer as well as his drive to create something new at each turn.

Following on from ‘Keep On Believing’, a ‘”main-stage seeker’” (Billboard) that has been lighting up Fedde shows in instrumental form for the past few months, ‘Give Me Some’ see’s the sounds of Fedde and Merk & Kremont fuse with devastatingly good effect. The duo, who’s viral remixes have got the attention of Protocol, Spinnin and now Ultra, stamp their particular style on the track whilst still giving room for Fedde’s signature sound to ring through.

Now with just over a month until the release of ‘Something Real’, and with the countdown to Fedde’s pioneering show GRAND having begun, 2016 is certainly shaping up to be an illustrious year – made all the more poignant as it marks 10 years from the release of ‘Put Your Hands Up’ whereby Fedde Le Grand was introduced to the masses. Be sure to catch him at his upcoming shows.

Tour Dates

21-30st January 2016 – Vrienden Van Amstel Live – Rotterdam, NL
26th February 2016 – Ultra Music Festival – Johannesburg, SA
27th February 2016 – Ultra Music Festival – Capetown, SA
12th March 2016 – GRAND @ Ziggodome – Amsterdam, NLD

RoulnDoors – How We Do It feat. Mr. V

FEDDE LE GRAND UNLEASHES ‘THE NOISE, OUT NOW ON DARKLIGHT RECORDINGS

A true dance music legend that needs little in the way of introduction, Fedde Le Grand is treating his global fan-base to yet another foot stomper in the shape of ‘The Noise’- out now on Darklight Records.

Living up to its name in all the best possible ways, ‘The Noise’ is a supercharged and energetic dance record that, although a slight departure from Fedde’s usual production style, has been sending revellers into a bass induced frenzy the world over. Already catching the attention of industry heavyweights including Tiesto, Twoloud, W&W and Dannic, Fedde has ensured his return to the studio has resulted in yet another main stage monster set to dominate the clubs all the way into 2016.

This latest release follows on from Fedde’s huge remix of Faithless’ magnum opus – Insomnia, a track that proved a firm favourite throughout his South American Ultra Tour this year and continues to wow crowds at Fedde’s show in all corners of the globe. Halfway through his current tour of Asia, with 7 mammoth shows remaining including Seoul, Beijing and Jakarta, Fedde will quite literally be bringing ‘The Noise’ to his remaining shows, cementing his DJ Mag Top 100 status and fuelling the excitement surrounding his full album release early next year.

Tour Dates

23/11 – Laguna Gamagori – Nagoya, JP
25/11 – MYST – Shanghai, CH
26/11 – Elements Club – Beijing, CH
27/11 – Octagon Club – Seoul, KR
28/11 – Dragonfly – Jakarta, ID

FEDDE LE GRAND AND RTL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT UNVEIL ‘GRAND’ DOCUMENTARY

On February 5th 2015, Fedde Le Grand cemented his name in dance music lore with GRAND – a stunning audio-visual performance at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. The historic location played host to Le Grand’s theatrical masterpiece over a 6 date, back-to-back run; blending live vocalists, moving stages, indoor fireworks and acrobats into a grandiose spectacle, all to the tune of his exquisite musical selection. Now this whole experience can be re-lived with an exclusive inside-look at the making of the show.

For the first time fans of Fedde can follow the creation of the premiere edition of GRAND from its inception to the fall of the curtain on opening night. Documenting the auditions, radio appearances, rehearsals and more, viewers are taken on a 20 minute journey that follows Fedde and his team as they organize and integrate thirty Dutch show-ballerinas, live trapeze acts and a legion of break-dancers to form the extra special spectacle of the concert.

Preparations begin around a table as ideas and suggestions are bounced around the room by choreographers, creative designers, and representatives of RTL Live Entertainment. Once the general format of the show has been agreed casting follows, with a wide variety of performers showcasing their weird and wonderful talents to the judges. From fire breathers and contortionists to ballerinas and belly dancers, Fedde and his team do their best to sift through the huge amount of talent on offer. With casting done, rehearsals get underway to make sure that all the visuals, music, choreography, and singers are interwoven seamlessly and that a balance is struck between the songs and the performers.

Three weeks later and it’s opening night. Tensions are high and hours of sleep low, but the show is ready for its debut. After over a year in the making, weeks of rehearsals, and countless adjustments and fine-tuning, the curtain drops, and history is made…

After selling out all six shows earlier this year the only logical step was to put the whole thing on again a year later, but bigger and better than all previous shows combined. In March 2016 GRAND will be taken to the 17,000-seat venue of the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam to make dance music history once again. Few can guess what Fedde has up his sleeve for these new performances but rest assured if the first time round was anything to go by, then we should be expecting another revolutionary take on the ordinary ‘DJ Set’.

Head to WeGoGRAND for tickets/info and Destination Clubbing for special travel packages to the event!