ARMADA INVITES DARKLIGHT SESSIONS BY FEDDE LE GRAND

Returning to the Amsterdam Dance Event on Friday October 20th, Darklight Sessions will take its 2017 residence in the newly renovated Hotel Arena.

The premises, formerly used as a Catholic girl’s orphanage, dates back to 1886. Its chapel designed with authentic frescos, marble pillars and beautiful balcony will take shape as the beating heart of Le Grand’s ADE line-up, showcasing the very best of house music in this magical converted church setting.

Expect an extended set by Fedde Le Grand himself, stacked with some special guests dropping by to add to the usual madness. Further boasting the night into what we can already state as legendary, are none other than Switzerland’s #1 most streamed artist EDX, joined by his fellow countryman Croatia Squad, Darklight Sessions ADE line-up regular best known for his 2014 smash ‘Bullit’ Watermät, and last but not least Dutch dance luminary Leroy Styles.

So, get ready to be taken to church and join us for the first year anniversary of the collaboration between Darklight Recordings and Armada Music!

Armada Invites Darklight Sessions by Fedde Le Grand
Friday October 20th || 22:00-04:00
Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam
Line-up: Fedde Le Grand, EDX, Croatia Squad, Watermät, Leroy Styles
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xCQJ8Y

 

ERICK MORILLO UNVEILS TWO-PART SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS MIX ALBUM: ‘SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS 2017’

A name synonymous with electronic music, Erick Morillo is part of the generation of DJs that were formative of the house music revolution. With a career spanning several decades, Erick has remained one of the most in-demand and instantly recognizable producers in the world since launching Subliminal Records in 1997 with Harry Romero and Jose Nunez.

Listen to ‘Subliminal Sessions 2017 (Mixed by Erick Morillo)’

Now, 20 years on, the Colombian-American has unveiled his incredible two-CD mix album to mark the 20thanniversary of Subliminal Sessions. An eclectic and diverse mix with 24 tracks from various labels, the compilation represents a stockpile of the records both old and new that Erick holds dear to his heart. Kicking things off with the iconic ‘Experimental E’ by Eagles & Butterflies, Erick takes his listeners on a musical journey, effortlessly mixing in fresh releases ‘Parallel’ and ‘Red Light.’

 

‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ acts as a physical embodiment of the vibrant sets that have made Erick so hugely popular worldwide, from the instant success of his weekly ‘Sessions’ parties in New York to hosting events like the annual road-blocking Subliminal Sessions parties in Miami at Winter Music Conference to his coveted residency at Ministry of Sound and of course his now legendary Subliminal Sessions parties at Pacha Ibiza.

 

Featuring Andrea Oliva’s mix of Thick Dick’s ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ and Harry Romero ‘She’s A Freak’, ‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ has been crafted following a red-hot period for the label after Erick announced his partnership with Armada in 2016. Released on September 29th, the collection of tracks cements Erick Morillo’s status as a DJ, producer, and curator of the highest order.

 

Ahead of its release, Erick said: “I am so excited to bring the Subliminal Sessions compilation series back because it always offers the listener and myself a snapshot of where I am as an artist at the moment. I have put a lot of time, sweat and tears into making sure it flows effortlessly.  I am very happy with the track selection and look forward to seeing if people enjoy and play it as much as I have already.”

 

‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ tracklist

CD 1

1. Eagles & Butterflies – Experimental E

2. Jacko Diaz feat. Shyman – Parallels (Harry Romero Remix)

3. Dean Mickoski & Roland Clark – Red Light

4. Paul C & Paolo Martini – No Way Back

5. Reinier Zonneveld – Centaur

6. Harry Romero – Revolt

7. Oxia – Domino (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)

8. Marc DePulse feat. Cari Golden – Animal (Sabb Remix)

9. Erick Morillo, Junolarc & Chris Child feat. Ora Solar – Gone (Vocal Mix)

10. Aitor Ronda  – Wicked Night

11. Paul Thomas & Jerome Isma-Ae – Tomorrow (Paul Thomas & White-Akre Remix) w/ Erick Morillo feat. Angel Taylor – Oooh (Acappella)

12. Pachanga Boys – Time

 

CD 2

1. Roumex – Saphirah w/ Junolarc & Erick Morillo feat. Ora Solar – Don’t Belong (Acappella)

2. John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto feat. Thomas Gandey – Machine

3. The Deepshakerz – Just Give Me

4. Alex Vanni & Tony Barbato – Oh My! w/ Ron Carroll presents The RC Groove Project – The Sermon (Ronapella)

5. Thick Dick – Welcome To The Jungle (Andrea Oliva Remix)

6. Harry Romero – She’s A Freak

7. Mark Knight, Green Velvet & Rene Amesz – Live Stream w/ Ministers De La Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown – Believe (Acappella)

8. Kiko – Tweak w/ Jose Nuñez feat. Mr. V – Redlights (Acappella)

9. Harry Romero – RUDE

10. Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel  So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)

11. Cocodrills – Secret Universe

12. Kryder & Erick Morillo – Waves

OFENBACH – ‘KATCHI’ VS. NICK WATERHOUSE

Katchi’ is the catchy new single fusing rock and roll and
electronic beat from breakout Parisian duo Ofenbach

Out Now
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Label: Warner 

Dorian Lo and César de Rummel AKA Ofenbach are causing major international waves with ‘Katchi’ –the duo’s latest single featuring Californian singer songwriter Nick Waterhouse that has already clocked up 6 Million overall streams and stands tall at #17 on the Global Shazam Chart and #3 on the Global Dance Chart. With an unforgettable sound that mixes electronic music with rock & roll, ‘Katchi’ cements Ofenbach as the French producers to watch right now.
Hot on the heels of their diamond and platinum break out hit ‘Be Mine’ and certain to chime with their growing worldwide fan base, ‘Katchi’ is a rework of Grammy nominated singer Leon Bridges’ song of the same name. The track features the skilful rock, rhythm & blues singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse, while showing off the pair’s unparalleled production prowess.

The rock sounds needs something new’ explains De Rummel, ‘and we think the mix between rock and electronic music can bring rock music to the future”.

‘Katchi’ takes rock and rhythm into contemporary territory with kicks, claps, snaps and horns that make for a sparkling club and radio friendly reimagining, containing all the hallmarks of a seismic crossover hit. ‘Katchi’ rises up to the impossible task of appealing to diehard blues and rock fans while retaining a distinct, danceable, floor-filler aesthetic.

Ofenbach have racked up a staggering 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and have bagged Diamond and Gold records aplenty in RussiaFranceBelgiumCanadaItalyPolandGermanyMexicoPortugal and Switzerland.

Ofenbach fanatics are ready and waiting for the next big hit, with ‘Katchi’, they have delivered just that.

About Ofenbach
Only formally launching on the scene in 2014 it took Ofenbach just two solitary years to earn huge mainstream success. Their careers started as mere teenagers with a simple love of deep house music and an intention to imbue the genre with a never-heard-before love of rock music. The intentions may have been modest, but what followed no one else could have realised. After a flurry of stunning pop house cuts they hit the big time with ‘Be Mine’ that peaked at an impressive number 5 in the French charts. With that, Ofenbach’s rise has been as speedy as it has been impressive. 130 million streams worldwide and still growing the track touched fans all over the globe from France to Mexico, earning coveted Diamond / Gold discs alike. Across Shazam, Apple and Spotify it was a booming success that the still burgeoning platforms could not have foreseen. With ‘Katchi’ in their back pocket and a wealth of hits in the locker, the list of Ofenbach’s accomplishments is set to become unprecedented.

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TOMAS HEREDIA – WINDS FROM THE EAST

 

Easing listeners in with its stunning breakdown and magical piano tones, Tomas Heredia’s return to Armind is what Trance fans have been anticipating since previous offering ‘Andes’. With ‘Winds From The East’, the Argentinean DJ and producer shows his signature sound of well-crafted build-ups and mesmerizing atmospheres is getting ever more hypnotic and makes sure Trance fans the world over will remain addicted for a long, long time.

Listen to Tomas Heredia – Winds From The East

 

ARMADA INVITES: LOST FREQUENCIES & FRIENDS RETURNS TO ADE 2017

Save the DateSaturday 21st October 2017

Venue: Hotel Arena, Amsterdam (www.hotelarena.nl)

www.lostfrequencies.com

Following a whirlwind summer of scorching festival dates, chart-scaling releases and arena hosts with his own party brand, Belgian’s biggest house music star Lost Frequencies now heads back to The Netherlands for the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event bringing his ‘Lost Frequencies & Friends’ party with him.

Joining the ‘Are You With Me’ and ‘Reality’ star on the line-up will be deep-pop-house spinner and producer Hugel, also on the billing is Feder, known for his catchy hits ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Lordly’Armada Deep and The Bearded Man regular RAI and the innovative Dutch duo known as Zonderling.

Back in 2016 Lost Frequencies & Friends took over Amsterdam’s iconic Melkweg nightclub, where he was joined by a host of names that included fellow Belgian’s The Magician and special guest Netsky. The latter recently collaborated on the rhythmic masterpiece ‘Here With You’, from the deluxe edition of Lost Frequencies’ debut artist album ‘Less Is More’, that brings a fusion of deep-house melded into drum & bass.

For 2017 Lost Frequencies & Friends will take over the Hotel Arena, a stunning 20th-century elegant, redbrick building, adding an extra air of opulence to what is set to be one of the main highlights of the ADE party calendar this year.

Come and share the magic of Lost Frequencies & Friends @ The Hotel Arena on Saturday 21stOctober. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/2xEEl73

COSMIC GATE MEET THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS, TALKING ABOUT MATERIA CHAPTER TWO AND MORE

Since the release of its sign-in Chapter at the start of the year, ‘Materia’ – Cosmic Gate’s “made for the clubs” (MIXMAG), “impressive”, “roots return” (DJ Mag) LP – has been rocking blocks & wowing crowds in all four corners. Through the project, Nic & Bossi have dug deep to musically define the very essence (or materia) of Cosmic Gate.

Chapter Two’s vanguard singles (‘Tonight’ (“ethereal”, “stunning” – Dancing Astronaut), the tech-tipped Markus Schulz-collab ‘AR’ & the emotionally stirring ‘Bigger Than We Are’) have paved its summer-long road to release. They are now joined by six new, never-heard-before Cosmic creations.
With the cyber-synth futurism of ‘Noom’, counted among their number is the first studio-born team-up with Super8 & Tab. There’s also the (says YourEDM) “sparse techno-like cut”, “super-long built up chords” and “serious mainline soar” of the Tomorrowland-smashing ‘No Strings Attached’, together with Arnej.

Song-based collaborations are in no short supply either, with new music formed around many a prominent voice. Making not one, but two appearances on the album, ‘If Not Now’ and ‘Materia’s title track sees JES shining brighter than ever. The acidic bubble and radiating synths of ‘Someday’ marks a Chapter.Two recall for Alastor too, while ‘Sparks After The Sunset’ singer Sarah Lynn channels her soul into ‘Folded Wings’.

 

LET’S GRAB IT HERE

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have a chat with Nic and Bossi about this masterpiece and to get some insights.

TBA: Materia Chapter One was out in January and now, only a few months later we have Materia Chapter Two! What’s the idea behind it and why split it in two parts?

 

CG: The answer in the end is pretty simply, we had too many good tracks that we wanted to release and could simply not get them done on time to release all in one. Another reason why we actually like the concept to bring out two chapters is, that we give our fans more time to really explore the music on each Chapter. To release 17 tracks as we did with Start to Feel is great, but when people 4 weeks after release ask, so when do we hear new music, then us as the people that have been busting on the album for a year don’t really know how to react to such a question, as it’s a project that took all our heart, soul, energy and mostly creative potential for a year, its not like pushing a button and say, hey, there is more music for you… Soundwise Chapter two walks in the footsteps of Chapter 1 for sure, for us its the Material Album, two big EPs become one Album, the physical copy will hold both Chapters as well, basically like a book that was released in two parts.

 

 

TBA:  How did your collaboration with Super8&Tab happen ?

 

CG: This one actually went very smooth, the boys came up with a first idea, we picked it up and added to it, and so on… all 4 of us have just a very dj minded approach to music and Noom turned out to be a real favourite tool in our sets already, even before the release of Material Chapter two.

 

TBA: Which is the cooperation that challenged you the most?

 

CG: Thats hard to say, every track in the end comes together differently, some you first think of as easy need more time in the end, which is the beauty of it, overall we are super happy with how things came together, for both chapters.

TBA: Being around for so many successful years, which young artist do you suggest we put on our radar?

 

CG: Hm, two names we would suggest you guys check out Australian Marcus Santoro and Hexlogic from Kiev in the Ukraine. We play their productions constantly in our radio show Wake Your Mind

 

TBA:  How does your creative studio process start usually?

 

CG: This is never a routine, we sometimes start with a baseline, sometimes a melody, sometimes maybe a vocal hookline, when something is inspiring we just work on it and add to it, follow our imagination, but being in the studio and work on music is not like cooking where you follow a recipe in a basically strict order, and this is good, songs happen differently and this keeps things fresh and different and always interesting for us.

TBA:  A day in the life of Cosmic Gate – give us an idea?

 

CG: Same answer as before, in the end every day for us is different, real routine does not happen, which keeps it interesting to say the least. we travel so much for our shows, been on the road for nearly 3 month now, so you can imagine that something like real routine is barely happening, the only thing thats constant is the amount of travel and as an result unfortunately not enough sleep often, we try to make the best out of it though and bring our shows around the world and still write our music when ever we can.

TBA:  What’s the secret of your success?

 

CG: Hm, this is hard to say, if we had a guess, maybe its because  in the end we are always ourselves, we never followed trends, our music and style is unique and music quality is always coming first. music simply  is our passion and we hope it shows in our productions and when we are on stage playing our shows.

 

TBA: If you had to pick just one unforgettable day or night of your career which would it be?

 

CG: We fortunately had quite a lot of these, first time Trance Energy, First big EDC, Beyond Wonderland or Nocturnal shows in Cali, playing big solo shows like a Palladium in LA or Festival Hall here Melbourne were highlights as well. we could continue here, its crazy to see where our music has brought us and we are very thankful for it, plus we are looking forward to more to come in the future!

 

TBA:  What’s up next for you guys?

CG: The Material Chapter 2 tour has just started for us in Australia last weekend, we bring it back to the US, Asia and Europe in the coming month with some big shows getting announced soon, we keeping it busy 🙂

 

Cosmic Gate: ‘Materia – Chapter Two’ tracklist:

  1. Cosmic Gate & JES – Materia
  2. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Tonight
  3. Cosmic Gate & Super8 & Tab – Noom
  4. Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere – Bigger Than We Are
  5. Cosmic Gate & Markus Schulz – AR
  6. Cosmic Gate & Alastor – Someday
  7. Cosmic Gate & JES – If Not Now
  8. Cosmic Gate & Sarah Lynn – Folded Wings
  9. Cosmic Gate & Arnej – No Strings Attached

 

 

CONSTIPATED MONKEYS RETURN TO SUBLIMINAL THROUGH MARCO LYS REMIX OF ‘MUSIC TAKES CONTROL’

 

Constipated Monkeys may not be the most well-known pseudonym of either Harry Romero or Jose Nuñez, but that doesn’t make the music crafted up under their moniker any less effective on the dance floor. Back in the studio for the first time since 1997 classic ‘Cro Magnon’, they now see Marco Lys deliver a splendid remix of ‘Music Takes Control’, released on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records.

Listen to Constipated Monkeys – Music Takes Control (Marco Lys Remix)

The first of several new productions to come from Harry Romero and Jose Nuñez under their Constipated Monkeys alias, ‘Music Takes Control’ has crowds diving head-first into a sound mash that makes them go wild at every turn. Given that extra bit of spice by Marco Lys, this groove-heavy creation will keep fans going for weeks, at least until a fresh take on Constipated Monkeys classic ‘Cro Magnon’ – which marked the first release on Subliminal Records and laid the foundations of the label’s sound – starts setting dance floors ablaze next.

Born and raised in Venice, Marco Lys is one of dance music’s long-lasting household names. Known for the plethora of hypnotic sounds gracing his productions as well as his live sets, the Italian Tech House maestro continues to push boundaries and does so again with his rendition of ‘Music Takes Control’.

Listen to the track on Soundcloud:http://bit.ly/2y39CU9

Listen to the track on YouTube:http://bit.ly/2hqSRex

 

 

ANDREW RAYEL – MASS EFFECT

Yayyy it’s finally here!! Ready for it?? Andrew Rayel releases this banger today on his own InHarmony label.

 

Listen to Andrew Rayel – Mass Effect

Dynamic. Thunderous. Fierce. The power of Andrew Rayel’s music lies in its ability to excite listeners and incite bodies to move. It’s for this reason that Rayel, an internationally recognized electronic dance music DJ and producer, is found on the mainstages of the world’s top music festivals and mega-clubs. Rayel’s magnetic force as a music curator, creator and collaborator has allowed the young musician to enter the next phase of his rapidly ascending career, namely, the launch of his very own record label: inHarmony Music. The first official release from inHarmony Music comes today and it’s an original Andrew Rayel production titled, “Mass Effect.”

“Mass Effect” comes on like a buzz saw slicing the air with its ravaging 4/4 beat. This is a peak-time track full of sizzling energy. Like a jet engine poised for flight, “Mass Effect” revs up live audiences when Rayel plays it out. The effect is devastating. As the tune blasts forth from loudspeakers, it’s possible to imagine huge turbines drawing air through hollow-tubed synthesizers, all the while wreaking mayhem on the mainfloor. “Mass Effect” is a dynamic piece of music with an attention-grabbing, instantly recognizable melody. Here’s a pure, explosive anthem that encapsulates modern trance. Rayel’s production is as pristine as ever as he works techniques like the total drop-outs that emulate a mixer’s kill-switch effect. Ever the showman, Rayel drops “Mass Effect” on live audiences when a sonic assault is desired.

About Andrew Rayel
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as “the future of trance music,” Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the “modern-day Mozart.” As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds’ passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ’d the world’s biggest festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at super-clubs, including: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.

About inHarmony Music
Launched in September, 2017, inHarmony Music is the record label headed by Andrew Rayel and distributed by Armada Music. As label chief and head of A&R for inHarmony Music, Rayel is the key decision-maker when it comes to signing new artists and music. Fulfilling a lifelong dream while on his never-ending career quest, Rayel is now able to do for new artists what Armin van Buuren did for Rayel years ago. The circle is complete and there will be an abundant supply of lovingly curated new music ahead.