GOLDFISH SIGN FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘TIPPING THE SCALES’ TO ARMADA MUSIC 


 Poised to add another chapter to their stupendously voluminous discography, Goldfish have announced their the forthcoming release of their fifth album. ‘Tipping The Scales’ is set for release in Spring 2017 on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music and is already gaining traction as the album’s first single,

‘Deep Of The Night’ (feat. Diamond Thug), was put out today.
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AMSTERDAM, November 25th, 2016 – Poised to add another chapter to their stupendously voluminous discography, Goldfish have announced their the forthcoming release of their fifth album. ‘Tipping The Scales’ is set for release in Spring 2017 on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music and is already gaining traction as the album’s first single,

‘Deep Of The Night’ (feat. Diamond Thug), was put out today.

 

 Listen to Goldfish feat. Diamond Thug – Deep Of The Night

 

The story of ‘Deep of the Night’ begins where it all started for these lifelong musicians: the beaches nestled around Cape Town, South Africa. Dominic Peters and David Poole (Goldfish) were driving home from a late-evening surf while casually listening to the radio and serendipitously stumbled across a first – and what turned out to be only – play of a new band called Diamond Thug. Dom and Dave were instantly hooked and tracked down the band, who coincidentally also lived in Cape Town. A jam session was set up at the Goldfish studios and so, a song was born.

 

Floating effortlessly over hypnotic rhythmic guitars, the silky vocal of Chantal (vocalist of Diamond Thug) gives the track luxurious depth, with Goldfish’s signature organic production style evoking images of a night alone under the stars, juxtaposed with a thumping kick and driving bassline that builds into a summery chorus. 

Teaser of the video

Goldfish: “We are really excited to be working with the team at Armada. They share the same passion and belief in the continuing Goldfish success story as we do. We are proud to be releasing our fifth album with one of Dance Music’s most prestigious labels.”

 

Maykel Piron, CEO Armada Music: “We’ve been long-time admirers of Goldfish and their unbelievably catchy and distinctive sound. We’re really pleased to have reeled them in to the Armada side for their fifth and upcoming album and can’t wait to find out exactly how fruitful this partnership will turn out to be.” 

A high on life kind of chat with RODG

 

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In a world jam-packed with one-hit wonders, extremely consistent producers of dance music have always been sought-after. And that makes Rodg one of the rare-breed. The humble Dutchman is one of the best kept Armada Music secrets, delivering top-notch releases on a regular basis.

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Photo courtesy of Remyonline

 

“One of the best producers of 2016” Armin van Buuren

 

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J: Hi Rogier, first of all, congrats on the success your album  High On Life  is getting worldwide, (and among my neighbors LOL)…Did you expect such a huge reaction?

R: Well not really… I didn’t expect anything actually so an album well received like this was something really special.

J: Talking about the producing aspects, was it all flowing nice and smooth or did you ever felt stuck at some point during the making of the album?

R: I think every producer feels stuck at some point making the album. I had it quite bad between ADE and the end of the year last year… Situations like that make you insecure, but in the end they might be there for a reason, I don’t know. At least I managed to get some music done after all, so that’s a good thing.

J: Being a producer and a dj, I guess it is very special to play a new track of yours for the very first time in front of a crowd…did it get you more excited or more nervous about the reaction of the fans ?

R: Haha combination of both I think. When I played A State Of Trance in Utrecht in February this year I was really nervous… Playing a lot of new records, and also being live streamed… That was quite something but I think it went well after all.

J: Can you tell me which artists did influence you the most so far?

R: Multiple artists influenced me a lot, there’s no one particular who influenced me the most. Years back it were Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha and John Digweed introducing me to that progressive sound, later Armin van Buuren and Eric Prydz added more inspiration with their more energetic sets.

J: And the one you really look up to?

R: Also difficult to name just 1 as I look up to many artists, on different aspects. I look up to Armin for instance for being a great DJ, Producer, Radio Show Host, Label Owner and how he manages to combine that with also his private life. I also look up to Martin Garrix for being so young and professional as a DJ with a pop star status. Lot of people have no idea of what kind of pressure those guys need to deal with. Yeah I look up to that.

 

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J:I know you will attend the very first Statement Night on Saturday (Grab your tickets here )and I wish you and all the other djs a great success and I hope you guys will export the concept abroad soon, so can you tell me something about it?

 

R: It’s something Ruben wanted to do for a long time already, and with the development of the label the last 2 years I think it’s great to make this step to the first club night. I’ve been with the label since 2013 as Ruben gave me a home for the progressive sound we both happen to really really love. I’m super happy and proud to be part of the label and also proud to be part of the first club night. I’m sure it’ll be the first of many 🙂

 

J:I’ve heard you and Ruben are working on a special B2B set for ASOTFESTNL ( Grab your tickets for ASOTFESTNL here) next February,and this is something I am really looking forward to, any insights you can reveal to us?

R: Wait and see 😉

J: What are you working on lately? (if it’s something you can tell already)

R: I’ve been working on music and can’t tell anything about it. Same as with the other question… Wait and see.

J: You love cats right? How many do you have ? I know you have a very special “ghost producer” in your studio, is your cat a kind of inspiration for your projects?

R: I do! I have two cats. Cats are not an inspiration to be honest, but they’re really good company in the studio while producing music.

J: When you are not working or touring, what do you like to do?

R: I like to.. Grab drinks with friends, visit restaurants to have great food or just hang on the couch and watch some series.

 

J: It looks like you are a great cook, any challenge among your fellow djs?

R: Haha yeah you see DJ Chef Top 100 once in a while on my Insta Stories while cooking. I think it’s more of a joke rather than a real competition. But you never know where it leads to 🙂

J: What is your relationship with social medias and how do you keep in touch with your fans?

R: Yeah I like using them, it’s challenging to be creative using them, I like that. I like to be in touch with fans on a personal level.

J: What are your favorite tools in studio? Any plugins you really love atm?

R: Favorite at the moment is Omnisphere. I’ve been using it for years actually already and every time I discover new things in that plugin. It’s great for everything almost 🙂

J: Any new collaboration on the way?

R: Oh yes! But can’t tell anything yet. I know it’s kind of lame to say that, but I really can’t.

J: The funniest thing ever happened while touring and the funniest one ever happened in your studio

R: Studio: not really funny but definitely something to mention. I was working on a track last week when I went out to grab a coffee… And when I came back my whole arrangement was simply backspaced. Deleted and couldn’t undo that. I guess my cat Bink walked over the keyboard and pressed backspace or something… Don’t know how he managed to get the project saved though, but it was quite annoying.

Tour: I was playing a show and the guy who was supposed to drive me back to the hotel got so drunk, that he couldn’t walk to his car without almost falling over. The hotel was only 500 meters away so I went for a walk 😉 If the hotel was on the other side of the city I would not have liked it but this way it was really funny.

J: Any chance to see you in Italy any soon?

R: I hope so! It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Italy, would love to come down to play a show 🙂

J: Leave a message for all your fans here 🙂

R: Thanks for all the support so far and there’s much more to come in 2017 🙂

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photo courtesy of 7L Photography

DASH BERLIN AND DO REINVENT GLOBAL HIT SINGLE ‘HEAVEN’


After buzzing across the music scene for over a year, Dash Berlin’s rendition of ‘Heaven’ finally sees its release. The track is a rework of Bryan Adams’ hit single, features Dutch songstress Do (who gained international recognition for her cover of the song in 2001) and was released today on Armada Music.

 

‘Heaven’ first rose to prominence in 1985. The song, which was originally recorded in 1983 and featured on Bryan Adams’ 1984 album ‘Reckless’, reached number 1 in the US Billboard Top 100 and certified Gold in Canada. Sixteen years later, DJ Sammy, DJ Yanou and Dutch vocalist Do released a dance cover of the song. This time, ‘Heaven’ peaked at #1 in the UK Singles Chart, selling certified Platinum in the UK and Australia and certified Gold in the US.

 

Dash Berlin’s version of ‘Heaven’ already had crowds going crazy across the globe prior to today’s release. The song hit major festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival (in Las Vegas and New York) and Ultra (in Miami, Europe and Japan) and has since gotten fans longing for its full release. That moment has now finally arrived!

Borgore showing a more emotional side on new track ‘Best’


Continuing his onslaught of cross-genre hits, Borgore unleashes his latest melodic single “Best” in tandem with its official music video. “Best” is a sultry electronic record that veers away from his usual brand of dubstep as a bass-led ballad and his most personal record to date. It’s written about the ending of a relationship and illustrating the producer’s more emotional side that’s remained out of the public eye.

 

Its visual treatment is a cinematic masterpiece, with a music video that unravels with the plot and optics of a blockbuster. From director Karam Gill, “Best” tells the compelling murder mystery story of a mob boss, entwining a husband, his wife and his mistress that results in a surprising finale.

 Listen Borgore-Best

The full A State of Trance Festival Utrecht line-up is here! 

A State Of Trance Festival Utrecht on February 18 is promising to surpass previous editions with a mouthwatering line-up. Major names from the world of trance, progressive and psy are taking the stage next to Armin van Buuren as they all celebrate the biggest indoor trance festival in Europe.
It was already announced that Armin van Buuren is playing a unique vinyl set at ASOTFESTNL, but he’s also performing a ‘regular’ set. Besides Armin, Aly & Fila will make their comeback on one of the four stages, after a successful show in 2015, as well as Ørjan Nilsen. The Israeli duo Vini Vici is also coming back after their huge set last year.
FULL LINE-UP:
ALY & FILA l ARMIN VAN BUUREN l ARMIN VAN BUUREN VINYL SET l ASTRIX l AVALON l BEN NICKY l BERG l BRYAN KEARNEY l CHRIS SCHWEIZER l COMING SOON l DAN STONE l DENIS KENZO l ESTIVA l FREEDOM FIGHTERS l GENIX l JOHN O’ CALLAGHAN l JORN VAN DEYNHOVEN l LIQUID SOUL l MARLO l OMNIA l ØRJAN NILSEN l PURENRG l RADION 6 l RAM l RUBEN DE RONDE l RODG l SUPER8 & TAB l VINI VICI l WAIO