CHARLIE LIM – New music video ‘Light Breaks In’

‘Light Breaks In’ is the final single and music video from Charlie Lim’s critically acclaimed album ‘TIME/SPACE’. The cinematic music video, directed by award winning cinematographer duo, Jonathan Choo and Rachel Liew, is emotionally stirring and confronts the uncomfortable topic of caring for someone with a mental illness.

The narrative of the video is loosely based on the relationship between Charlie’s own father and his late grandmother, who suffered from schizophrenia and depression.

“My dad was the eldest in the family, and had to help raise his five younger siblings while taking care of my grandma, whose condition was worsening.” Charlie says. “I’m always in awe of how strong and patient he is.”

Director Jonathan Choo adds, “Light Breaks In is an incredibly cinematic song; the song writing and melodies affect me very primally. The first thing that hit me was that it conjures out a bittersweet relationship that deals with hopelessness and heartbreak, but yet a lot of unconditional love.”

Following two landmark, sold-out shows at The Mosaic Music Festival in 2014 – an achievement never claimed by a Singaporean artist, Charlie Lim has since gone on to establish himself as one of Singapore’s leading singer-songwriters, performing on some of the region’s biggest stages alongside international artists such as Sigur Ros, Kimbra, BADBADNOTGOOD, Hiatus Kaiyote, Caribou, Lucy Rose, and Snarky Puppy.

Charlie premiered ‘TIME/SPACE’ at Singapore’s premier music venue, and sold out the 1600-seater Esplanade Concert Hall – yet another first. The album clinched the top spot on the iTunes Singapore chart within an hour of its release, and his songs have received over 2.5 million plays on Spotify since. Singapore’s leading newspaper The Straits Times’ gave it a glowing review of 4.5/5 stars, and commented, “As a whole, TIME/SPACE works brilliantly as a unified body of work.

When you strip the songs down to their bare minimum, it is Lim’s emotional profundity transplanted in the songs, and his rich, expressive voice that bring all the tunes together.” The album was later awarded Best Pop Album of 2015.

Charlie’s music has since opened doors to the region’s biggest stages – he recently completed a 7-city tour across Asia, including Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Eager fans can rejoice as Charlie is scheduled to release new material later this year.

YALL releases music video for “TOGETHER” starring international longboard skater and model Ko Hyojoo

Barcelona-based group YALL, known for their first single “Hundred Miles,” just released a captivating music video for their newest trop-pop single “TOGETHER.” Out now on Ultra Music, the video is set in the stunning and eclectic city of Seoul, South Korea and stars international longboard skater and model Ko Hyojoo showcasing her mesmerizing moves throughout different city hotspots.

The trop-pop single “TOGETHER” is lighthearted and energetic, serving as the perfect soundtrack to Ko’s skating as she jumps, twists and glides through her day in Seoul. The release of “TOGETHER” comes after the success of YALL’s first Ultra single in late 2015 “Hundred Miles,” which was featured in a Desigual commercial and garnered millions of streams online.

Next week YALL will unveil their official remix of Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud” featuring Sia, and are set to launch their own fashion line later this year.

IMLAY releases his ‘Origin’ EP

Thomas Newson Launches Federation Radio

Broadly dubbed as one of the leading forces in the next generation of world-crushing talents in the electronic music stratosphere – Thomas Newson’s rise to global prominence has been nothing short of spectacular. He now opens a new chapter by launching his own radio show Federation Radio to provide a fresh platform to document this extraordinary musical journey.

Famed for his monster-hit ‘Flute’ and a library of internationally received anthems with the likes of Revealed Recordings and Armada Music – Thomas now turns his eyes and ears to the radio format to bring the power and skill of his famous DJ shows direct to your home. With every new episode, Thomas will kick off each show with ‘The Warm Up’ – an up close and personal listen into the latest alternative cuts from his diverse musical catalogue, before transitioning to the main show in which you’ll hear some of the most exclusive new Progressive House in the world. As if that wasn’t enough – Federation Radio will also feature a ‘Brand New Talent Mix’. As an artist who’s already set the blueprint for how to breakthrough in the 21st century music world – Thomas Newson now aims to offer a platform for future stars of tomorrow to showcase their sounds and styles. All of these features are rounded off with Thomas’ very own ‘Top 3 Countdown’, which will cover his personal selections of the best trio of records in the world right now.

Federation Radio will debut on radios in France, Thailand, Algeria, South Korea, Peru, Japan and Portugal – as well as online with every episode for easy access playback on YouTube and as a podcast. Tune in today as we launch a new chapter in the story of one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the electronic circle in the last decade. Listen, enjoy and get involved by using #asktommy to submit questions for the ‘Ask Tommy Anything’ feature on the shows.

Thomas Newson: “I want to be able to release a different kind of sound with every track I release. Federation radio is my new radio show that enables me to share the music that I personally love with my fans worldwide. That sound ranges from cool underground club tracks to the heavy EDM sounds that I like to play out in my sets.

I want to make Federation Radio as interactive as possible using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. I want to connect with my fans as well as up and coming talents to discover new sounds.”

Thomas Newson’s upcoming tour dates include Hungary, Turkey and an extensive bus tour together with Hardwell through North America. Thomas is encouraging up and coming producers from around the world to send over their latest music for consideration for the show. If you think your latest work has got what it takes – send your promos over to radio@thomasnewson.nl for a chance to be featured on future Federation Radio shows.

HevaensGate Volume 3 mixed by Woody van Eyden and Alex M.O.R.P.H. to be released February, 28th

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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, HeavensGate will release a brand new album at the end of February 2014, including exclusive, new and unreleased tracks from the founders Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody van Eyden, their co-residents Sun & Set, Dan Stone, Corti Organ, Extravagance SL and friends and freaks from the wider electronic dance music scene who are part of the HeavensGate universe like Jordan Suckley, Maarten de Jong, Ruben de Ronde, James Dymond, DJ Madwave, KEN-GEE, Altuna, Anna Lee vs. Azotti and Tom Noize.

For the HeavensGate Aluminium Tour 2014, we’ve already confirmed events in Germany, England, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Ukraine, Indonesia (more to come) and of course another LIVEfromIBIZA season from Café Mambo alongside the hosting of boat parties with some of the world‘s most respected DJ’s.

HevaensGate Volume 3 mixed by Woody van Eyden and Alex M.O.R.P.H. to be released February, 28th

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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, HeavensGate will release a brand new album at the end of February 2014, including exclusive, new and unreleased tracks from the founders Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody van Eyden, their co-residents Sun & Set, Dan Stone, Corti Organ, Extravagance SL and friends and freaks from the wider electronic dance music scene who are part of the HeavensGate universe like Jordan Suckley, Maarten de Jong, Ruben de Ronde, James Dymond, DJ Madwave, KEN-GEE, Altuna, Anna Lee vs. Azotti and Tom Noize.

For the HeavensGate Aluminium Tour 2014, we’ve already confirmed events in Germany, England, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Ukraine, Indonesia (more to come) and of course another LIVEfromIBIZA season from Café Mambo alongside the hosting of boat parties with some of the world‘s most respected DJ’s.