US kickstart 2017 with ‘Get Stupid’

Thanks to their striking, ever-growing catalogue of productions that have been churned out of their studios, London and Mexico based US have been at the centre of a sonic assault on the clubbing circuit. With records such as ‘Here To Party’, ‘Without You’, ‘SCOM’ and ‘Blinded By Love’ under their belt, the dynamic DJ and production duo are on a mission to bring a fresh and exciting wave of EDM to the Dance music scene – it’s no surprise they have been grabbing the attentions of many A-List DJs from around the globe.

Up next from US is ‘Get Stupid’, a Big Room anthem that is sure to smash clubs and festival mainstages worldwide. Full of bouncing off-beat basslines, razor sharp top-lines, driving beats, iconic vocals and infectious melodies, this Electro thriller is a must have inclusion in any peak-time DJ set and music lover’s record collection. The release of ‘Get Stupid’ sees US make their debut on renowned imprint Digital Empire Records and you can grab your copy now!

New Music: Danish trio AV AV AV release first single ‘About You’ from forthcoming new EP

The band members August “ELOQ” Fenger, Anders “Unkwon” Dixen and Martin “Dj Er Du Dum Eller Hvad” Skovbjerg had been friends and big fans of each other for a long time. Without any expectations and no other goal than to have fun, the three friends travelled to a remote cottage in Denmark to make music and hang out, which resulted in them becoming a band.

The fact that friendship is the core of AV AV AV is especially present in the track “About You” which was written during a rough time. August and Anders created the first tones of the track one day in the studio, forwarding the track to Martin as an uplifting thought, as he had spent the day at the hospital with his mum who was battling cancer.

In the music video you also get a special insight into their friendship and the energy that the music emerges from – mixed with concert footage from the past years.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP “They Live” last year, AV AV AV received a lot of attention internationally, from airplay on BBC’s Radio 1 to compliments from Diplo who referred to the music as “Future Gospel”.

“It was a strange experience – we went from sitting and playing around with music in a cottage, to all of a sudden noticing on snapchat that Diplo and Skrillex were listening to our EP in their private jet,” says a surprised band.

In Denmark the group won the prestigious Critics Choice Award in the category ‘Producer of the Year’. The Jury explained the sound with the words: “A nightlife euphuism…with AV AV AV you’re not just getting one, but three of the best producers in Denmark.”

AV AV AV’s first live performance was proof of their great artistic depth as a live act when they played to a sold out concert hall at the Danish National Radio last year. Since then, they have played a sold out Club NME at KOKO in London and other critically acclaimed concerts at By:Larm, Sonár Reykjavik/Stockholm/Copenhagen & Roskilde Festival to mention a few.

“Our intention is to become one of the best live acts in the world within the next couple of years”, the band says. “Our focus is to use an extraordinary amount of resources to take the live experience to the next level.”
The electronic trio definitely has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Besides playing selected European festivals in 2017, they will continue to release more singles, not to mention an EP and a full album.

Snakehips collaborate with MØ on new single ‘Don’t Leave’

Acclaimed UK production duo Snakehips have teamed up with Danish pop sensation MØ for their new single ‘Don’t Leave’, due for release on the 6th January.

The pair’s standout production style shines through on the single; a rolling RnB style beat underpins their trademark warm chords and clipped, pitched up vocal details. Paired with MØ’s distinctive voice and rousing choruses, ‘Don’t Leave’ is an emotive yet forward-thinking ballad.

This new single is set to build on an incredible 2016 for Snakehips, whose most recent single ‘Cruel’ featured the vocal talents of bonafide superstar Zayn. They achieved their first top 5 and won an Ivor Novello for their Platinum selling single ‘All My Friends’, a collaboration with Chance The Rapper and Tinashe. Their popularity extended to their tour schedule; this year Snakehips played at the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Bestival, sold out headline shows at London’s KOKO and LA’s The Wiltern, as well as touring across America, Australia, Europe and Asia.

MØ is one of the fastest rising pop stars on the planet and Don’t Leave comes hot on the heels of her acclaimed hit singles Final Song and Drum. The co-writer and voice of the worldwide smash Major Lazer tracks Cold Water and Lean On is currently putting the finishing touches to her eagerly anticipated second album, due for release in 2017. MØ has played sold out tours and won over festival crowds worldwide. Last Autumn she completed her biggest UK headline tour to date, including a sold out show at London’s iconic Roundhouse.

Vicetone & Youngblood Hawke – ‘Landslide’

Dutch duo Vicetone release their latest track “Landslide,” out now on Spinnin’ Records. The collaboration with LA-based band Youngblood Hawke, “Landslide” combines indie-rock infused flavors with unmistakable dance elements.

‘We wanted to show another side of our sound to the world, and Youngblood Hawke was the perfect band to collaborate with to blend different music styles together; we knew we had something special going on when we first heard the vocal. Landslide is the perfect blend of two different genres coming together on a song. We’re incredibly excited about this record – it’s very special to us.” – Vicetone

A perfect marriage of the band’s vocal skill and Vicetone’s production expertise makes each act a force to be reckoned with in their own right, and unstoppable when working together.

“We’re huge fans of Vicetone and are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with them again. We had a batch of songs that we were really passionate about, but for some reason or another didn’t fit with the direction of our next album. They took “Landslide” and breathed new life into it. We couldn’t be happier with it!” – Youngblood Hawke

Finishing 2016 on a high, the duo will be partnering up with YouTube giant, Proximity Music for the 4th year running to host their annual end of year exclusive mix. Previous mixes for the channel have collectively racked up over 15million views and featured the guy’s favorite tracks from the last 12 months.

This past year has been a standout one for Vicetone members Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool, who throughout the course of their career have racked up numerous Top 10 singles on Beatport and #1 singles on the HypeMachine charts. 2016 saw the release of the duo’s first EP Aurora on Spinnin’, in addition to returning to the label Monstercat with their acclaimed melodic hit “Nevada.” In addition to performing at renowned clubs and festivals including Ibiza’s Ushuaia, Ministry of Sound in London and Ultra Music Festival, the pair are thrilling crowds on their Kaleidoscope Tour, which sees them perform across Europe, Asia and North America.

Owkey – Know Myself (feat. Ashdown)

UKF release their annual compilation – ‘UKF Drum & Bass 2016’ // Out now

UKF proudly presents their 6th yearly compilation, UKF Drum & Bass 2016, boasting 23 essential tracks from household artists such as drum & bass dons Dimension, Fred V & Grafix, Brookes Brothers, Friction, The Prototypes and Spor, as well as rising UK artists like Dawn Wall or 1991 – a selection that showcases this year’s most timeless releases, specially curated by the bass music authority.

The CD features 4 diverse and equally beautiful exclusive tracks from both established and rising artists, including a remix of Jome’s Cinnamon courtesy of liquid d&b duo Hybrid Minds, as well as a VIP edit of Technimatic’s timeless Night Vision, lifted from their debut 2014 album on Shogun Audio. Representing a different, more energetic side to the genre, upcoming producer Dan Dakota—hailing from Calgary—has provided a gritty yet uplifting original, Glow, which finally sees its official release after getting an impressive amount of DJ support and being included in Fred V & Grafix’s Essential Mix. GLXY completes the series with another soulful anthem, In Space It Never Rains, emphasized by the sophisticated voice of London singer Louisa Bass.

Spearheaded by curator and entrepreneur Luke Hood, UKF has successfully built a steady empire since its creation in 2009, rising from unknown quantity to one of the most prominent names in the industry. Representing the broad diversity of talent that makes the drum & bass scene as strong as ever, this compilation is another key addition to the legendary tastemaker’s collection.

Flemcy celebrate with ‘The Anniversary Album’

Since announcing themselves to the world 12 months ago, London based imprint Flemcy Music have quickly risen through the ranks of the Dance music ladder and it’s no surprise why. Fronted by JP Lantieri, the label already boasts an impressive roster of artists including Peter Pavlov, Andrew Consoli, Ornery and Mystik Vybe to name a few – it’s no wonder they have grabbed the attentions of industry professionals and their peers worldwide.

To celebrate their 1st birthday, Flemcy Music have decided to release a very special compilation album, consisting of their releases from the past 12 months. Full of everything from Techno, House, Tech House and Progressive House, ‘The Anniversary Album’ has something for everybody, championing 15 works from: Andrew Consoli, Paul Alexander, Anthony Francis, Adonis Rivera, Sue La Vie, Esotera, JP Lantieri, Mystik Vybe, JunoJuno, Ornery, Jay Maguire, Peter Pavlov, smoKINGhouse and Gautam Khaw.

Whilst 2016 has surely been a busy year for the fast rising label, 2017 is looking promising as ever, so make sure you can grab a copy of this album now and keep an eye out for many more exciting Flemy Music projects.

Flemcy Music Celebrate Their First Anniversary With Massive Album

Since announcing themselves to the world 12 months ago, London based imprint Flemcy Music have quickly risen through the ranks of the Dance music ladder and it’s no surprise why. Fronted by JP Lantieri, the label already boasts an impressive roster of artists including Peter Pavlov, Andrew Consoli, Ornery and Mystik Vybe to name a few – it’s no wonder they have grabbed the attentions of industry professionals and their peers worldwide.

To celebrate their 1st birthday, Flemcy Music have decided to release a very special compilation album, consisting of their releases from the past 12 months. Full of everything from Techno, House, Tech House and Progressive House, ‘The Anniversary Album’ has something for everybody, championing 15 works from: Andrew Consoli, Paul Alexander, Anthony Francis, Adonis Rivera, Sue La Vie, Esotera, JP Lantieri, Mystik Vybe, JunoJuno, Ornery, Jay Maguire, Peter Pavlov, smoKINGhouse and Gautam Khaw.

Whilst 2016 has surely been a busy year for the fast rising label, 2017 is looking promising as ever, so make sure you can grab a copy of this album now and keep an eye out for many more exciting Flemy Music projects.

BLAKEY shares Sunset remix for new track ‘Prism of Love’

Fresh off the success of his debut single ‘Addicted’, described by Clash Magazine as “A wholly addictive pop-house banger”. Blakey, a new London based singer, songwriter and producer follows it up with a brand new track ‘Prism of Love’ released via his co-owned label ‘Holiday Pay Records’ – a label and collective, formed as a hub for forward thinking artists and producers pushing the limits of what is possible for their unique brand of pop and dance music.

‘Prism of Love’ showcases the expansive breath of Blakey’s craft, drawing on influences from soul, house and alternative RnB, it’s a personal and poignant statement. “You can say a lot about a song, whether its good or bad, or whatever – But you can’t argue with someone being really honest and authentic about how they feel,” explains Blakey. He goes on to add, “I think it’s rock and roll to just say something how it is. Even if some people think its naff – fuck em. It’s honest.”

Blakey earned stripes fronting Waylayers, whose achievements ranged from a lauded SXSW showcase (voted one of the top 5 moments of the festival by Fuse TV), regular support on BBC Radio 1 from tastemakers such as Huw Stephens and a string of critically acclaimed singles, all of which featured on iTunes ‘What’s Hot’ selections, one going straight to Number 1 on the US Electronic chart, one selected as a Tidal Rising Exclusive and countless ‘Track of The Day’ features from Q Magazine, Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Nylon, Hunger Magazine and many others. Blakey is not holding back and plans to go even further with his series of solo releases.

POOLCLVB – ‘You Give Me Love’ [remixed by Volkoder, Stace Cadet, TWERL & Hier] 

Just last week we were all treated to the infectious summery treat called ‘You Give Me Love’ by an Australian producer who has been making himself known to all as POOLCLVB.

After a tonne of great support from all around the globe already, POOLCLVB is backing-up the release this week with a very neat collection of infectious remixes by four very talented artists; Brazilian beat-master Volkoder and Australian producers Stace Cadet, TWERL and Hier.

Sydney producer POOLCLVB, shares the second track ‘You Give Me Love’ off the forthcoming debut ep – another loved-up cut of energetic, vocal house.

With warm and fuzzy synths, and sun-drenched drum machines, POOLCLVB has crafted a track that’s brimming with a positive energy, the kind that only comes from love.

“Following on from ‘Always’ our two characters are well and truly in the floaty stage of their relationship. ‘You Give Me Love’ is a love jam aimed at the club. Lush synthy-hook with a soulful throw back to the 90s vocal. It was an amazing privilege to work with two amazing writers Alex Burnett and Ade, written and recorded in a London winter, for an Aussie summer.” – POOLCLVB

Though the song is wildly addictive and mammoth in it’s energy, this result is done with a simple, classic arrangement. Textured by futurist-synth arpeggios and a rustling percussion, it’s the rich vocals and boisterous bass, a nod to classic, 90s vocal-house, that takes the lead in this whirlwind track.

‘You Give Me Love’ is the second cut off an EP that is set to be a bouncy, uninhibited soundtrack to new love, summer and dance-filled nights.

Get yourself a copy of ‘You Give Me Love’ now through etcetc music, ahead of POOLCLVB’s ‘You + Me EP’ which will see its release in January.