ANTS FAVORITE FRANCISCO ALLENDES MAKES HIS DEBUT ON ARMADA SUBJEKT WITH HIS LATEST EP: ‘MONTANA’

A key name on the island of Ibiza since 2010, Francisco Allendes has since gone on to firmly establish himself as one of the world’s top rising talents within House and Techno. With previous releases on the likes of Do Not Sleep, Kaluki Musik and Desolat, not to mention his role as a central figure within Loco Dice’s Seran Bendecidos crew, Allendes’ past twelve months have revealed his biggest year to date, and here we see the talented South American add another string to his bow as he touches down on Armada Subjekt.

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A recent addition to the Armada umbrella, Armada Subjekt has become instrumental in the group’s continual development since its inception at the start of 2017, releasing stand-out material from contemporary talents such as Max Chapman, through to industry legends including Harry Romero, Todd Terry and of course, Erick Morillo.

Lead cut ‘Montana’ is a characteristically dynamic effort from Allendes, with the Chilean fluently combining metallic drum licks, shuffling hats and snaking sirens with driving snare rolls and intermittent vocal hooks to deliver an up-front production that looks set to become an essential on dancefloors worldwide throughout the months ahead.

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W&W BRING BACK THE EURODANCE SOUND WITH REVAMP OF ALL-TIME CLASSIC ‘GOD IS A GIRL’

Hot on the heels of last year’s speaker-busters ‘Chakra’ (with Vini Vici) and ‘Crowd Control’ (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), plus several mind-boggling productions under their NWYR moniker, W&W have come up with a smashing adaptation of an acclaimed classic. Teaming up with German Eurodance act Groove Coverage, they deliver a modern take on ‘God Is A Girl’ that proves ready to hit mainstages and festivals alike.

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Harboring a hint of nostalgia that boils down to the original’s Eurodance roots, ‘God Is A Girl’ sees W&W and Groove Coverage pull out all the stops for a peerless mainstage smash. Bringing the original’s timeless sound to today in dancefloor-wrecking form, they have clearly found another way to make the crowd go crazy.

One of dance music’s leading acts, W&W boast a slew of unbridled club stompers, from breakthrough single ‘Bigfoot’ to the more recent ‘Arcade’ (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), ‘How Many’, ‘Live The Night’ (with Hardwell and Lil Jon) and ‘Chakra’ (with Vini Vici), each becoming reputable live set fixtures and festival highlights across the globe. Voted the #14 DJs in the world in DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs poll (of 2017), the Dutchmen have proven time and time again that their ever-tempestuous productions are rightfully considered esteemed essentials across the festival circuit. This collaboration with Groove Coverage easily fits the same bill.

With four studio albums and a range of successful songs under their belt (eleven songs in the German Top 50 and over 13 million records sold worldwide), Groove Coverage have made a big contribution to the dance music culture, scoring big in the official charts of Germany, Austria and Belgium with ‘God Is A Girl’ and other seminal singles. This modern-day interpretation of their 2002 smash hit is bound to reawaken that same fire in the hearts of many dance music fans.

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MORGAN PAGE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST IN A TRILOGY OF EPS ‘BORN TO FLY EP’

US producer/DJ Morgan Page releases ‘Born To Fly EP’, the first in a trilogy of big hitting EPs set to drop this Spring via Armada Music.

Darling of the Stateside electronic music scene, two-time GRAMMY-nominated Page is well known for his smooth, intuitive production and ‘Born To Fly’ is no exception. Habit,’ ‘Lovesong’ (a cover of The Cure’s 90s smash hit) and the titular ‘Born To Fly’ see Page indulge fans in a seamless union between live instrumentation, female-led vocals and slick electronic club elements, creating tracks that work just as easily on the dancefloor as they do for radio and online playlists.

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‘Habit’ sees Page harness and sample the vocals of Nashville-based singer/songwriter Meiko, who previously worked with him on his album ‘DC To Light’. Weaving her natural topline in and out of progressive piano runs, driving, bubbling synths and vocoder cuts of Meiko’s own voice, the result is a beautifully delicate, almost aerated piece of finessed electro-pop. On both ‘Lovesong’ and ‘Born To Fly’ Page teams up with indie singer/songwriter Britt Daley. On ‘Born To Fly’, with its warm piano chords and gently building composition, Page creates a perfect platform for Daley’s voice that grows in strength and dynamism with each bridge and chorus. ‘Love song’, arguably the most ‘traditional’ Page production of the three, is a tour de force of melody-focused main room, swirling crescendos and percussion compelling the energy forward – which beautifully pays homage to the original version.

“The ‘Born To Fly EP’ is all about branching out and trying a different style,” Page explains. “I wanted to go deeper than usual and ‘Born To Fly’ and ‘Habit’ showcase this other side of my sound. ‘Love Song’ is a cover of that classic Cure song, co-produced with The Oddictions from ‘Running Wild.’

The producer expanded on the reason for varying his style on the EP: “I think we’re in a really interesting time with dance music now, it’s less about chasing pop hits and more about doing authentic records that distinguish you from other artists. I love experimenting with different styles and tempos, so I’m really excited to see how people react to these different sounds. There’s so much new music on the way with 2-3 more EPs by summer. In the past I’ve always done full albums, but these EPs allow me to explore sounds and themes, release music quickly, and get it to the fans.”

If Page sticks to his word and continues to deliver EPs of this quality, fans around the world are in for an absolute treat across 2018.