THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective Present “Electric,” a New Film Feat. Kiesza, Laura Jones, Nozinja and more

BROOKLYN, NY (December 3rd, 2015) – Today, THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective debut Electric, an original documentary tracing the evolution of Kiesza and Djemba Djemba’s hit “Give It To The Moment” as it was remixed across the globe by five artists: Toy Selectah of Mexico, Nozinja of South Africa, Laura Jones of the UK, Kosmo Kat of Japan and Cassian of Australia.

The five artists selected to remix the track in Electric all represent distinct genres within electronic music and embody Smirnoff’s belief that music is a universal language that unites people, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

In Johannesburg, Nozinja turns the track into a frenetic Shangaan Electro anthem; while, in Tokyo, Kosmo Kat dials up the anime influences already present in the track. Whether it’s Laura Jones’s transformation of “Give It To The Moment” into a quintessential UK deep house banger or Toy Selectah’s incorporation of elements of digital cumbia, each version is imbued with and indebted to its respective origin.

Recognizing how the power of music can bring different cultures and communities together, Smirnoff Sound Collective partnered with Kiesza and Djemba Djemba to make the chart-topping song “Give It To The Moment,” which played as the backdrop for the brand’s #WhatWeBring movement. Created in collaboration with VICE’s in-house agency, VIRTUE Worldwide, the resulting documentary provides a rare look at how some of today’s most creative and diverse artists brought the influence of their unique environments and cultures to create a diverse but unified collection of tracks.

To celebrate the release of Electric, THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective hosted a very special screening launch party for the film at Verboten in New York City on December 2nd. Featuring sets by Nozinja, Cassian and Laura Jones, the show was a celebration of Electric and the music that unites each artist involved. Photos from the show can be found below.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE. Launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds.THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes by the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

Lupe Fuentes & In The Loop label take over MixMag Lab LA

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This Friday November 20th, 2015 Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective presents In The Loop label takeover, with Lupe Fuentes B2B Jack Cousteau on The Lab LA. Opening up the night will be Francis Kasibante, as label boss Lupe Fuentes spearheads the evening, and hosts an unforgettable Lab LA.
Lupe first discovered her love for house music many years ago whilst living in Madrid. In 2010, she finally jump-started her career. She’s been getting major nods from big dogs like Roger Sanchez and Junior Sanchez who recognize her undeniable skill-set and passion for making music.
The Lab is Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective’s weekly live stream, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our world famous office parties in London, LA and New York. This year we’ve welcomed the likes of The Martinez Brothers, Joseph Capriati, Little Boots, Alison Wonderland, Kenny Dope and loads more.

CARL TRICKS RELEASES ‘QUACK’ [HYSTERIA RECORDS]

Dutch house and electro producer Carl Tricks today releases his brand new bounce anthem, ‘Quack’ – out now via Bingo Players’ Hysteria Records.

Premiered on Smirnoff Sound Collective, Carl Trick’s first original production of 2015 has arrived just in time for the height of the festival season, with ‘Quack’ a high-energy track that screams Main Stage madness from beginning to end. A progressive buildup kicks the track off with a pounding bassline and dark pumping synths. Featuring a vocal sample that promises, “here is something that makes you bounce”, Carl leads listeners straight into a full on Melbourne influenced drop, to provide an unrelenting cut for a label at the very top of its game.

Renowned for creating jaw-dropping anthems, Carl Tricks is no newcomer to the dance music scene. Having collaborated with Bingo Players as well as crafting official remixes for the likes of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Nadia Ali and Flo Rida, he is a seasoned producer with plenty of tricks up his sleeve. With a slew of impressive originals via Bingo Players‘ revered Hysteria Records, Carl Tricks has made a solid impact and personal mark on the electronic music scene over the past ten years, and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down!