Benji Lewis – ‘For You’ [with over 1.9m plays on recent single ‘Drift, Benji Lewis gives us the next taste of his upcoming ep]

Having recently clocked over one million Spotify plays for his previous track ‘Drift’, Benji Lewis is back with a brand new pearler of a tune.

‘For You’ sees the fruits of yet another solid writing collaboration with good friend Golden Vessel on only day two of their studio time together.

“Max had given me some chords before the session to see what I came up with, and I came in with some lyric and melody ideas. I found that we worked really well together. Both being really creative, everything flowed and happened naturally and quickly without any fuss,” Lewis said.

This tune comes right from the heart recounting a love most recently found on his trip to Los Angeles. Their connection was so much more than just the physical and their budding romance is the source of inspiration for this time-less love song.

“What came through in this song and the lyrics are all the feelings and thoughts I have about the situation; all that comes with wanting to be with someone who is somewhere else – in my case, another country. But it’s a song about how intense and right a love and feelings like this can be, knowing that long distance can be hard but that you can’t pretend it’s not there.”

“It’s written from a very hopeful place, wishing for the best to come of two people being in different places, but wanting to express to the other person how real your feelings are, and how much you want it to work between you and them.”

The opening piano chords are reminiscent of Counting Crows’ song ‘Colorblind’, but develop into fluid-like synth productions. Given the intense subject matter, there’s no wonder you can feel the tender angst in Lewis’s vocals. One might even say this track is the perfect addition to The OC soundtrack.

Stream: soundcloud.com/benji-lewis-1/for-you

After what has been a huge moment in Benji Lewis’s career, it’s time to see what this track can do. ‘For You’ is now available on Spotify & iTunes / Apple Music right alongside ‘Drift’, and stay tuned over the coming months for the release of his ‘Home For Now EP’.

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Credits:
Produced by Golden Vessel
Mastered by Jack Prest (Studios 301)
Artwork by Caleb Connell (Wilder Fields)
Press Photos by Sean Pyke

La Felix + That’s Nice – ‘Delicious’ [who ordered a delicious slice of warm disco-pop pie?]

Mexican producer That’s Nice has teamed up with New Zealand producer La Felix for a smooth disco-pop track called ‘Delicious’.

The two producers discovered each other online, initially sending emails of rough ideas and different beats. Ultimately, ‘Delicious’ was the result.

“When we first started it, I sort of got the Daft Punk vibe, which is one of our main influences. We wanted to keep it very simple just like that Daft Punk song ‘Get Lucky’; small instrumentation but every instrument playing its part, having its moment throughout the song, and not overdoing it with production,” – That’s Nice

This sexy summer track conjures up images of a beach party with cocktails in hand and lounging on a day bed with your lover. It’s easy on the ears and will have you grooving from your shoulders all the way down to your hips.

The elegant productions are what make this song surprising and a nice change-up to the hard hitting and compressed electronic beats.

“By the time we were almost done, I was in Los Angeles doing some production work and seeing a lot of my producer friends adding real live drums to their disco-dance tunes. We needed to try that. So, last minute we completely changed the drum sound from electronic to a more organic natural sound instead using a real kick drum, a real snare, and real hi-hats,” – That’s Nice

“Mario first reached out to me a year ago. We both enjoyed each other’s style so we talked about working on remixes for each other. I then sent him a few ideas and one in particular must have stood out to him because he came back with some killer guitar parts to that one, and suddenly we had a nice summer track on our hands!” – La Felix

‘Delicious’ is available everywhere now including Spotify & iTunes / Apple Music, and over the coming weeks we can expect a few remixes from REFLEX, Patawawa, July Child and Dino Soccio.

That’s Nice:
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Gus Harvey debuts ‘Witches’ via new London Trip-Soul imprint Twisted Hearts Records

‘Witches’ is release 01 from new London Trip-Soul imprint Twisted Hearts Records.

Originally from an East Anglian backwater within the Breckland woods, Gus Harvey was invited by producer Subculture Sounds to live in an abandoned pub in Hackney, London where initial sessions began on what would become Gus’ debut single.

It’s a story about female solidarity, a true tale of an affair Gus had with an ex-boyfriend during which she discovered that he was simultaneously dating another woman. Rather than call him out, she decided to track down the other woman instead and the two plotted their heathen kind of retribution. The song was finished in a number of sessions with Subculture Sounds in a 200 year old church near Gus’ family home in the Norfolk countryside.
Witches is out on the 24th March 2017 and will feature on Gus Harvey’s forthcoming album (tbc).

Gus Harvey plays The Social on 31st May.

Artist: Gus Harvey
Record Label: Twisted Hearts Records
Writers: Gus Harvey, Subculture Sounds
Producer: Subculture Sounds
Artwork: Anya Broido, Mr Phomer
Mixed & Mastered by Yoram Vazan

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REZZ – SILENT HILL

AR Ferdinand shares Pencilvestyr remix of Lately (ft. Daphne)

‘Lately‘ begins with a smooth and jazzy rhodes, before being introduced to the honey cut vocals of Daphne. Blended with hip-hop drums, synthesizers and a groovy bass it makes for an interesting collaboration.

Fernando Arroyo, aka AR Ferdinand, starts us with this particular single for his upcoming debut LP, “Wild Fiction”. Due in March, we expect it to be filled with fresh and innovative song.

“I started to work on the idea for Lately after a vacation on my favorite place on earth, Lake Coatepeque. Having spent so much time there, I feel like I’m in paradise surrounded by my friends everytime.” – AR Ferdinand

Fernando sent the song idea to Daphne on a late Sunday night, she immediately felt a connection to the song and they started working together. After a few weeks the song took a more complex form, aptly it took the name “Lately”

“’Lately” is one of the many tastes that the album has to offer, I think it’s a perfect representation of what I’ve been working on for the past 3 years. – AR Ferdinand

Available January 17th via Wubadubdub.

Socials:
www.facebook.com/arferdinand1

AR Ferdinand shares new track Lately (ft. Daphne) from debut album ‘Wild Fiction’

‘Lately‘ begins with a smooth and jazzy rhodes, before being introduced to the honey cut vocals of Daphne. Blended with hip-hop drums, synthesizers and a groovy bass it makes for an interesting collaboration.

Fernando Arroyo, aka AR Ferdinand, starts us with this particular single for his upcoming debut LP, “Wild Fiction”. Due in March, we expect it to be filled with fresh and innovative song.

“I started to work on the idea for Lately after a vacation on my favorite place on earth, Lake Coatepeque. Having spent so much time there, I feel like I’m in paradise surrounded by my friends everytime.” – AR Ferdinand

Fernando sent the song idea to Daphne on a late Sunday night, she immediately felt a connection to the song and they started working together. After a few weeks the song took a more complex form, aptly it took the name “Lately”

“’Lately” is one of the many tastes that the album has to offer, I think it’s a perfect representation of what I’ve been working on for the past 3 years. – AR Ferdinand

Available January 17th via Wubadubdub.

Socials:
www.facebook.com/arferdinand1

Louis Tomlinson Of One Direction And Steve Aoki Bring You “Just Hold On”

Jerry Bouthier announces ‘Yeah! (DJ Tools #1)

Continental’s own A&R and multi-tasking, all around vibe meister DJ drops his debut solo single ‘Yeah!’, the send off to his no-nonsense DJ Tools series on the label.

Pioneer of the Parisian electronic scene, long relocated to London, Jerry Bouthier joins passionately the dot between music and fashion. The resident dj of east London’s infamous and now defunct BoomBox night knows a good tune when he hears one as his Continental label’s output testifies. His celebrated dj mixes for Kitsuné, Emerald & Doreen and his own Heart & Soul series are captivating labours of love that have attracted followers the world over. His stylish upbeat dj sets, blending genres and everything else fancied by this iconoclast Frenchman, never fail to rock the party from one continent to another.

Also a sound-designer for fashion, his post-modern soundtracks for Vivienne Westwood – seamlessly merging classical into world music, punk into cosmic disco and more – have become the stuff of legends. In the studio, he produces as JBAG – his baleariscopop project with Andrea Gorgerino – together they’ve released 4 singles (inc. tropical anthem ‘Mogadisco’) and remixed Two Door Cinema Club, RÜFÜS, Ladyhawke… however it’s now time for a new recording chapter.

Jerry explains why he’s never released a record under his own name before:
“I come from a band/group background and as long as I wasn’t producing tunes strictly on my own, it didn’t seem fair to the other musicians involved in the creative process with me. That’s why we started JBAG for instance, the contribution of my musical sidekick Andrea Gorgerino is huge, it wouldn’t have made sense to release our stuff as Jerry Bouthier…
With time I’ve acquired confidence and felt I could produce some decent DJ tunes on my own, the kind of funky, housey stuff I play in my sets, nothing as musical or song-led as JBAG – it wouldn’t be fun to do the same thing. The idea of delivering a series of DJ Tools soon came to me, you know simple yet effective tracks that work the dancefloor well without fuss…
So I locked myself in the studio with a pile of old vinyl and came up with ‘Yeah!’, my first attempt at going back to house basics, fusing the soulful vocals of yesterday’s NYC dancefloors to the more underground, bassline vibe of London.”
On the remix front Barcelona duo Mordisco, takes the deep house route with a sensual chugger that’ll work its wonders in the early hours. Next another duo, Tel Aviv’s B1ZB1Z, turns out a dreamy disco reinterpretation spiced-up by a zest of indie.

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Bearoid – ‘Enemy’

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7KBdhkj

Barcelonian electronic-pop artist Bearoid shares his daring new single ‘Enemy’, sporting a playful synth melody and pansexual fantasies.

“It’s a song about pansexuality. It’s dark as a room at night, but full of love and warmth. I was in the train looking at people thinking of how far we are from the people we don’t know; we share space and time but we’re not allowed to trust each other. I then started imagining a random girl and I making out, we just felt attracted to each other. That gave me a really strong feeling of freedom and sexuality, and I imagined everyone around making out, forgetting about mental barriers.” – Bearoid

Using strong, layered synths, Bearoid creates a track that is equal parts playful and sexual. Samples of arcade-game synths colour the song with an endearing cheekiness, but when the chorus hits, it’s all about a strong, pulsating beat and edgy, metallic synths.

And then there’s Bearoid’s vocals; strong and flirtatious, it leaps out against the strong instrumentals allowing him to lyrically explore an intriguing and bold topic. In a world where we are more connected to technology than humans, Bearoid’s playfully taps into something deeper and more meaningful — a rarity in electronic music.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/bearoid/enemy

Accompanying the single is a music video which grabs the idea of sexuality between the unknown, and takes it to the universe of inanimate objects, where things that are not supposed to go together get intimate. You can see the beauty in the love between elements that do not fit one another, without judging if it’s wrong or right, normal or strange.

“Love is shapeless and can be represented by any interaction between two elements, this way we proof that it’s only our fears that move us away from other people that we could love this or that way” – Bearoid

YouTube: youtu.be/Bk7KBdhkjQk

‘Enemy’ is available now on iTunes & Spotify though La Belle Records, and over the coming weeks it will be accompanied by a music video and a remix from fellow Barcelonian InnerCut.

Bearoid is also excited to announce that he has been invited to play at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January 2017.

Socials:

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twitter.com/bearoid
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Management Contact:
HelsinkiPro – aleix@helsinkipro.com

Bookings:
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Merchandise:
bearoid.bigcartel.com

Hedonism Music presents Amsterdam Essentials Vol. 1 feat Chasing Kurt, Simion, Florian Kruse and Betoko.

Chasing Kurt´s debut on Hedonism with their single Mad Man In A Haze.

Chasing Kurt´s first song ‘Money’, was discovered by Maya Jane Coles for her DJ Kicks mix on !K7 Records and helped to establish Chasing Kurt as one of the foremost deep house groups in the business.

The group’s talents soon caught the attention of influential German label Suol. The album ‘From The Inside’ was released by Suol and Defected in 2013. The album marked a milestone in their music careers and picked up widespread praise from across the board, including a feature in BBC Radio1 Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’.

Now Chasing Kurt debut on Hedonism Music with their brand new track “Mad Man In A Haze”

Betoko – Crazy Jack (Original Mix)

Betoko returns to Hedonism Music with ‘Crazy Jack’

Betoko is no stranger to the Hedonism label. The chemistry between both artists and label was fantastic from the very first moment. Betoko returns to Hedonism with his club burner “Crazy Jack”. It is an outstanding after hours track, all about dark bass and arpeggio sounds.

Simion

The Groove (Florian Kruse Remix) (Simion XL Edit)

Simion releases his exclusive Edit of ‘The Groove’ on Hedonism Music. Remix by Florian Kruse (Kruse & Nuernberg)

Complete with a stellar remix from Florian Kruse, ‘The Groove’ is all about its hypnotic vibe, spiced up with an irresistible vocal line. DJ and vocalist Kevin Knapp is well known through his releases on labels like Hot Creations & DFTD. Florian Kruse settled in the German capital Berlin and is no stranger to the city’s infamous underground clubs, e.g. Watergate, Ritter Butzke amongst others. As one half of renowned producer duo Kruse & Nuernberg upcoming productions are scheduled for release on Noir Music, Pokerflat and Exploited Records.

Kicking off with Simion’s exclusive XL EDIT of Florian Kruse´s remix, ‘The Groove’ is a pure tech house bomb, bursting with a funky deep hypnotic bassline and a soothing vocal that builds to the edgy breakdown.

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