Han Haak adds his golden touch to Yves Deruyter’s ‘Calling Earth’

As our 25th year celebrations gather momentum we pick up the pace with a reimagining of another absolute banging track from back in the day. One of our most prolific and successful artists Yves Deruyter gave us ‘Calling Earth’ back in 1994 which was the A-side to IV – BR 94061 – and backed with ‘Rave City (Cherry Mix)’. The
original was the epitome of the sound of the time and quickly rose to mega status among throngs of ravers and DJ’s. A string of remixes followed as well as multiple releases over the years. The man himself relentlessly churned out hit after hit putting him at the top of his game and, to this day he is still very much revered by his peers. This special 25 years remix is delivered by London based DJ and producer Han Haak and he certainly does the track justice with his slick rendition. In 2012 Han decided to brings his brand of twisted sounds to the masses and his tracks where very quickly championed by a slew of top DJ’s. He is described as being amongst a new wave of rising talent that will make the underground scene much stronger. His passion and drive will most definitely give him the opportunity to make this happen. We’re delighted to have him on board for this one and we hope to see more from him in the future.

On the remix we’re greeted with that too familiar Yves Deruyter signature synth that sits behind a punchy kick drum waiting to be unleashed. The track then takes on its contemporary role as striking synth hits fall into the offbeat accompanied by spiraling basses and a solid, tight drum section. The off-melody riff from the original adds the finishing touch to this stomping cut that will most definitely tear up the modern dancefloor.

Galantis Release New Single ‘Rich Boy’ Alongside Official Video

Grammy-nominated duo Galantis have today released their anthemic new single ‘Rich Boy’. The track follows the announcement of their highly-anticipated headline show at Brixton Academy, London, in April.

‘Rich Boy’ combines full-bodied synth hooks and uptempo drum patterns, with a lively female vocal portraying a sweet love story. A strong example of the duo’s revered producing style, the forthcoming single is accompanied by a vibrant lyric video. The colourful clip is an animated collage of vintage stock footage and eccentric filmed material with a special appearance from Galantis themselves.

‘Rich Boy’ is set to build on the success surrounding last year’s remarkable release, ‘No Money’, which is Galantis’ biggest track to date. The platinum-selling single has amassed a staggering 380 million Spotify streams and peaked at #4 in the UK Official Charts. Their follow up single, ‘Love On Me’ with Australian producer Hook N Sling is a mainstay in the UK Official Chart and is now certified silver. The duo rounded off 2016 with upbeat track ‘Pillow Fight’.

Away from the charts, Galantis have recently announced their eagerly awaited headline show at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday 1st April. The duo’s return to the capital follows their sold-out show at the O2 Kentish Town Forum last year. Set to bring their phenomenal live performance to Brixton’s renowned venue, the upcoming gig will be the act’s biggest London show to date.

About Galantis
The Swedish producers and DJs, Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw of Galantis have proved that there is no stopping them as they propelled into the scene with their debut album Pharmacy in 2015, which earned them two Grammy nominations. The album reached No.1 on the Billboard Dance album chart and their hit singles ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ and ‘Runaway (U & I)’ received gold status in three countries and has streaming numbers upwards of 430 million. Due to their energetic live performances they have performed at world-renowned events such as Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella Festival, Miami’s Ultra Festival and NYC’s Electric Zoo. The duo’s transcendent sound has won over the likes of fellow DJs/producers: Pete Tong, Diplo, Tïesto, Porter Robinson, Kaskade and A-Trak.

18 year old Oshi remixes Snakeships & MØ’s new single ‘Don’t Leave’

London-based producer Oshi has remixed Snakehips and MØ’s recently released single ‘Don’t Leave’.

The talented young artist has built a reputation for his unorthodox compositions, fusing genres and eluding music theory guidelines, counting Lorde, Mija and Tokimonster among his many fans.

The creative remix utilises soft key melodies in the verses to build up to a rolling bass-led drop around the choruses.

Oshi’s remix adds a new side to the original single from Snakehips and MØ: ‘Don’t Leave’ is an emotive yet forward-thinking ballad. The relatable single has already had an incredible reception since its release just one month ago, having amassed over 40 million streams total in that time.

This new single is set to build on an incredible past year 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; last 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.

Lea Porcelain unveil new single ‘Bones’ + London Electrowerkz show

London via Berlin alternative electronic post-punk duo, Lea Porcelain, mark their return with details of a new track ‘Bones’ and a series of residency shows across London, Berlin, Paris and Hamburg.

Summer 2016; Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus unleash their genre bending debut EP, ‘Out Is In’, bringing them to the attention of more than a handful of parties, securing numerous track of the week accolades along the way. The band’s brooding single ‘Warsaw’ had Stereogum hailing Lea Porcelain as “quixotic as a lucid dream”.

No less ambitious than it’s predecessor, ‘Bones’ rolls in at four and a half minutes, unmasking a post-punk lineage conversing head on with more recent like-minded musical contemporaries. The band explain, “This song is a human confession facing the fact that we cant shake off who we are, who our family is (‘Bones’) or denying where we come from, where we go to and who we fall in love with. No matter if healthy or destructive, no one is born or falls in love by choice.”

Written in Berlin, the band now base themselves in the FUNKHAUS, a Berlin broadcasting house created under Soviet supervision that now houses the world’s biggest recording studio – even bigger than Abbey Road’s Studio 1. “Julien recorded drums in Frankfurt and travelled all the way to Berlin where I was staying,” Markus recalls. “Recording it was very intense but a lot of fun. We just imagined a big crowd of people standing in front of us that we would sing to. We wrote two songs that night and I was a bit out of my mind and we couldn’t quite realise what we had just created.” He goes on to add, “I was about to lose my home and my girlfriend that night but it was worth it in the end as this became one of our strongest and most loved tracks of the record.”

‘Bones’, a fervent salvo of stark, euphoric greatness that sees Lea Porcelain continue their foray forwards heralding the arrival of their debut album in the summer of 2017.

‘Bones’ will be available digitally via all reputable outlets through Lea Porcelain Recordings.

Live shows (more to be confirmed):
Feb. 12th – Berlin – Auster Club
Feb. 14th – Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich
Feb. 15th – London – Electrowerkz
Feb. 17th – Paris – Maison Sage

PR: TROYBOI & Stööki Sound Are Back In the Studio Together, With New Single “Warrior”

(February 7, 2017 – London, U.K.) London is notorious for its gloomy skies and dark vibes, which are reflected in the sound of native sons Stööki Sound and TroyBoi. Both thriving in their unique realm of UK Trap and Grime, which the two seamlessly merge for their new single, “Warrior;” enveloping the listener in a murky soundscape, which perfectly encapsulates their melancholic aesthetic. “Warrior” blends the boundaries of Trap, Hip-Hop, and Grime with classic 808s, a shock of a baseline, and a melodic synth lead which all combine to establish the track’s enigmatic tone. “Warrior” makes its debut today, Tuesday February 7th, 2017 and is available for FREE download via Soundcloud.

“We have great chemistry with Troyboi when it comes to making music together. Our first track ‘W2L’ was very well received and we aimed to push the boundaries with Warrior. It’s always an honour working with our brother, and we’ll definitely have more in the future” – Stööki Sound

Sam Brookes releases new single ‘My Girl Drinks Coffee’ + UK tour!

London based songsmith and former Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ Sam Brookes is still one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets. His acclaimed 2014 album Kairos was tipped by The Independent for a Mercury Prize nomination, received support from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2. With over 5 million plays on Spotify, it is fair to say that those who know his music, love his music….and those who don’t, are about to.

Brookes’ new single My Girls Drinks Coffee, his first for over two years, marks an exciting shift in the Sam Brookes sound. Already well known as an idiosyncratic singer-songwriter, Sam challenged himself to expand his sonic pallet, spending a few years out the game gigging and experimenting with new material. The end result is an immediate and ethereal work of chic melancholy, built on synthesised textures that devilishly underpin his soaring signature vocal. Now Sam’s new soundworld is as evocative of Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem or Grimes as it is the obvious titans of influence for any British troubadour. Check out Sam’s Inspiration playlist on Spotify here.

This is a song inspired by the break-up of a relationship. Beautiful in its simplicity, the hypnotic repetition of the eponymous chorus lyrics ‘My girl drinks coffee without me’ aches on the absence of simple habits as ordinary as sharing a morning coffee with a loved one. Sam admits “after a break-up it’s easy to feel like you are missing a part of yourself. On top of that you are left thinking ‘who might that person be sharing a coffee with instead of me?!”.
Jointly produced by Grammy nominated Dom Monks (Ray Lamontagne, Laura Marling & Katie Melua) and Berlin based ex-pat Greg Freeman (Goldfrapp, Portico, Mumford & Sons), the track was arranged and recorded on a trip to a remote boathouse on the Isle of Skye and completed at Guy Chamber’s Sleeper Sounds studio in London, where the production duo truly realised Sam’s dark but dancey vision.

The new single ‘Coffee’, available to stream and download from 24th Feb) marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Sam Brookes, with more new music on its way and extensive touring in sight for 2017. Listen to stream of the new single here: soundcloud.com/sambrookesmusic/sam-brookes-my-girl-drinks-coffee/s-CTrHh
Sam Brookes Spring 2017 Tour. Tickets from seetickets.com & alttickets.com

24/04 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
25/04 The Borderline, London
26/04 Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
27/04 Band on the Wall, Manchester
28/04 Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
30/04 Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
02/05 Gwdihŵ Café Bar, Cardiff
03/05 Thekla Bristol, Bristol
05/05 The Cluny, Newcastle
06/05 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
07/05 The Crescent, York
08/05 The Cellar, Oxford
09/05 The Portland Arms, Cambridge
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Esotera debuts on Flemcy Music with ‘Old As Time’

Flemcy Music is proud to present the debut EP from Esotera called ‘Old As Time’. The three-track release by the London born and bred electronic master Ed Worboys, which includes the tracks ‘Old As Time’, ‘High Moments’ and ‘Memories’, showcases the journey he went through as an artist in the last two years – a pretty journey that includes his latest remix of JP Lantieri’s ‘Leo’ that received praise from heavyweight tastemaker Sasha – a monumental achievement for any calibre of artist.

With a distinctive progressive house sound Esotera’s EP draws elements of techno and possesses impressive depth and dreamy melodic patterns that shape into his signature style. ‘A personal milestone’ for Esotera, ‘Old As Time’ is a bold new statement in the electronic music world of 2017 and is available now on Beatport.

Snakehips & MO – Don’t Leave (Gryffin Remix) : Upbeat House Remix

Snakehips announce headline London show @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

Internationally successful and London-based duo, Snakehips, are set to play at the O2 Forum Kentish Town for a headline show on Friday, 2nd June.

The show follows an incredible past year of touring the globe, with headline US and Australia tours behind them – with highlights including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Bestival. The last time the pair played London they sold out KOKO, so tickets are likely to move fast for this one.

Snakehips’ powerful latest single with Danish superstar MØ, ‘Don’t Leave’, has already amassed tens of millions of streams and video views online. It follows on from a number of high-profile collaborations, including ‘Cruel’ with Zayn and the Ivor Novello-nominated, platinum selling ‘All My Friends’ with Tinashe and Chance The Rapper. They’re now looking forward to bringing their trademark exciting show and forward thinking sounds to the O2 forum.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Monki Announces ‘The Warning’ UK Tour

Having kick started her 2017 with huge guests including Carl Cox, Skream and MK on her new weekly BBC Radio 1 show, DJ & tastemaker Monki has revealed the dates of her forthcoming ‘The Warning’ UK Tour. As Monki’s sound evolves and starts to branch out into 4/4 house, this tour comes at the perfect time to showcase her skill.

Launching her run of shows with a special edition of her ‘Monki & Friends’ party series at London’s Fabric, Monki has recruited Ben Pearce, DJ Haus and Billy Turner to play Room 2 of the renowned music venue on 3rd March.

A strong selection of established names and upcoming talent from the house and techno worlds will also join Monki as she makes her way across the UK. Set to play eclectic sets in Liverpool, Nottingham, Leeds and Birmingham, she will finish her tour at Southampton’s Junk nightclub.

Throughout 2016 Monki made various club appearances with stand out shows at The Rainbow Venues, Fabric and The Warehouse Project to name a few. She also made numerous festival appearances, in the UK and overseas including Bugged Out! In Dreamland, Eastern Electrics, Hideout and Sonar.

This spring/summer she is set to play Snowbombing, Annie Mac presents Lost & Found and Defected Croatia.

‘The Warning’ Tour Dates
Friday 3rd March – Fabric, London
Thursday 9th March – Kitchen Street, Liverpool
Saturday 18th March – Stealth, Nottingham
Friday 24th March – The Chapel, Leeds
Saturday 25th March – Blackbox, Birmingham
Saturday 1st April – Junk, Southampton