CHRISTIAN BURNS – FIRE + ICE

Following up his 2018 ‘You’re Not Alone’ single, Christian Burns returns to deliver us some ‘Fire + Ice’. Touching new levels of soul and sear, the Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s latest is another lyrical high-wire act that innately balances the ‘bitter’ and the ‘sweet’. With an original version that’s got both eyes on the airwaves and a distinctly clubbier rub from Yang, ‘Fire + Ice’ has all bases covered.

Echoing its title, Christian’s Original is a judicious equalization of elegantly written, heart-on-sleeve verses and a serotonin homing, total crowd-lifter of a chorus. With an elegantly laidback percs & pad intro, post-break its production succumbs, irresistibly to infectious full-beam synth radiance.

Having worked on material for many a notable trance imprint (FSOE, AVA, Amsterdam Trance and Create among them), Yang knows exactly how to make ‘Fire + Ice’ tick in-club. As one hand drops the bass frequencies, the other quickens its tempo pulse, before the stylistic needle swings fully over into cruising trance-progressive. Hovering its intro harmonies to stunning effect in the background, he builds its atmosphere brilliantly, before finally letting Christian’s song reign in the break.

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01: Christian Burns – Fire + Ice (Original Mix)
02: Christian Burns – Fire + Ice (Yang Remix)

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC ICON FEDDE LE GRAND DELIVERS ON REMIX DUTY FOR LOUD LUXURY’S ‘LOVE NO MORE’

When you’ve crafted up a hit single as globally acclaimed as ‘Body’, it’s no easy task coming up with a suitable follow-up. Canadian superstars Loud Luxury managed on their first try though, with ‘Love No More’ (with Anders) clocking up over 60 million streams on Spotify since its release. And now, they’re welcoming a blistering remix from none other than electronic music icon Fedde Le Grand to fuel the fire even further.

 

Listen to Loud Luxury x anders – Love No More (Fedde Le Grand Remix)

With Fedde Le Grand’s supercharged edit of their second release on Armada Music, Loud Luxury are gearing up for another run past the globe’s most popular clubs with ‘Love No More’. With whiffs of electro, thumping beats and an arrangement meant to make people dance, the remix is straight fire both on and off the dance floor, and a great complementary addition to both act’s discographies.

 

Fedde Le Grand“I met up with the guys from Loud Luxury during ADE last year and we had some great fun together. I was honored to do this remix for them, and personally, I think it turned out great. I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I had fun working on it and playing it in my DJ sets.”

 

It’s been – and still is – one hell of a journey for Loud Luxury and their international hit song ‘Body’ (feat. brando). Since its release on Armada Music at the end of 2017, the single sold seven times platinum in Canada, hit #1 in the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay chart and #20 in the Global Spotify charts, charted in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, won the MMVA award for ‘Best Song Of The Summer’ and gained over half a billion streams on the most popular streaming services. ‘Love No More’ in turn racked up tens of millions of streams and is gaining momentum as we speak, especially now that Fedde Le Grand’s top-tier remix has come into play.

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STANDERWICK JOINS FORCES WITH TENSTEPS AND NOHC FOR HEARTFELT SINGLE: ‘THIS LETTER’

There’s no denying STANDERWICK’s incredible output as of late, and the U.K. Trance icon just added another big single to the list. For ‘This Letter’, he teamed up with New York-based producer Tensteps and emerging duo NOHC, and the result is as expected: an emotional, banging Vocal Trance cut bearing heaps of crossover potential.

 

Listen to STANDERWICK feat. Tensteps & NOHC – This Letter

An instant staple record, ‘This Letter’ sees STANDERWICK build on the momentum in signature fashion. With touches from Tensteps and heartwarming vocals from NOHC amidst a dreamy, piano-led breakdown that transitions into a blazing melody, this brand-new, peerlessly melodic single might just start a new chapter in Trance music.

 

STANDERWICK: ‘This Letter’ has been such an exciting project to produce. Having been passed the amazing vocal from Tensteps and NOHC, the plan was always to let the vocal shine bright and to let the music speak in between. As soon as I heard the lyrics and vocal melody in its earliest form, I just knew there was something amazing here. I find excitement in every record I produce, but every now and again, something a little bit special comes along and this was one of those occasions. I hope every listener will feel the same as I felt when I first heard NOHC and the excitement we all feel now about this amazing record!”

Brandon Zemel (Tensteps): “I had worked up an instrumental early last year, and sent it to Suzanne (NOHC) to try writing to. What she came back with blew me away, and I knew immediately there was something special there. When my manager sent the track over to George Hess, he passed it along to Armada Music A&R James, who had the idea to get Ian involved to rework the production. The result is a really massive uplifting tune we’re all very proud of.”

 

Suzanne Real (NOHC): “Brandon (Tensteps) sent me the song one day, wanting to see what I could write to it. As soon as I opened the song, I felt a connection to it. The tag ‘This Letter’, which became the title of the song, was a byproduct of the leading chorus lines. It all came together at such high emotional levels, and as I sang it alone in my apartment, all I could think was that someone else could hear this. Hence, ‘This Letter’ was the only way these words could be heard by another soul.”

 

A household name in Trance, STANDERWICK has been dropping bomb shells onto a range of Armada Music imprints for over five years now. Throughout his long and prosperous career, he has remixed tracks from high-profile artists such as Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, John O’Callaghan and Markus Schulz, and continues to power on after scoring big in Beatport’s Trance charts with eight #1 spots and eleven addition Top 3s. Gaining even more international recognition through his work on A State Of Trance’s Tune of the Year ‘Saving Light’ (with Gareth Emery and HALIENE), the Englishman is continuing his meteoric rise raising the bar each and every time, as he’s done today with ‘This Letter’.

3LAU AND JUSTIN CARUSO LINK UP FOR CROSSOVER RECORD: ‘BETTER WITH YOU’ (FEAT. ISELIN)

Best friends 3LAU (Justin Blau) and Justin Caruso share not only a name, but also a love for uplifting electronic music. They have traveled the world together playing stages and festivals across the globe and more recently, the duo found themselves in a studio in L.A. where they produced their first collab, ‘Better With You’. The song’s message, delivered by Norwegian singer-songwriter Iselin (best known for lending her vocals to Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’), is universal, describing the important relationships we have with friends, family, collaborators and more.

Listen to 3LAU & Justin Caruso feat. Iselin – Better With You

 

A gorgeous blend of addictive pop and rousing dance music with Iselin’s spot-on vocals wedged in between, ‘Better With You’ shows all the hallmarks of a global smash song. Starting off with gentle piano and guitar before erupting into summer-tinged magic, this song demonstrates massive airwave potential while simultaneously staking its claim as a crowd favorite in the festival circuit.

3LAU: “Justin Caruso and I met years ago, and when we sat down to write ‘Better With You’ together, we wanted to capture the essence of dance music culture with the song. Dance music is all about sharing experiences with the people you love, the same way DJs all support each other’s music, and best friends get to escape frustrations of daily life at live shows. We really hope you like this one, and shout out to Iselin who wrote an incredibly beautiful vocal.”

Justin Caruso: “’Better With You’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve worked on yet. 3LAU and I have been like brothers for the last three years, so to finally release a song together is really special! This song can be viewed from so many perspectives, from a couple or family to a relationship with a pet. I think that makes this song really unique.”

Having just announced his return to Ultra Music Festival Miami, Justin Blau (3LAU) is regarded as one of electronic music’s most talented individuals for a reason. Throughout his blossoming career, he has released a string of head-turning records, including ‘How You Love Me’, ‘Is It Love’, ‘Fire’, ‘Ultraviolet’ lead single ‘Touch’ (#1 iTunes Electronic chart) and multi-million-stream remixes for pop icons such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande. Outside of the studio, 3LAU has also built his reputation as a must-see live performer, appearing at major festivals such as Electric Zoo, EDC Vegas, Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful while touring extensively on an international scale.

Justin Caruso has been pursuing his dream of being a producer since he was 14. He spent his first few years of college balancing a full course load at the University of Southern California, touring the country with 3LAU, and releasing original content, gathering millions of streams. Soon after dropping out of school to pursue his passion, he was playing top festivals across the U.S., opening for NGHTMRE and The Chainsmokers, and touring with Tiësto. Since then, Justin has continued to tour the country and work with new artists in diverse genres.

 

ABOVE & BEYOND AND ARMIN VAN BUUREN THRILL FANS WITH LONG-AWAITED, FIRST-EVER COLLAB: ‘SHOW ME LOVE’

For so many years, fans have been dreaming of a legendary link-up between Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren, and that moment has finally arrived today. As the long-anticipated, first-ever collaboration between the iconic trio and the five-time #1 DJ in the world, ‘Show Me Love’ is an instant fan favorite, paving the way for – hopefully – many more future link-ups between the fellow Grammy nominees and electronic music flagbearers.

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Premiered live on stage at A State Of Trance 900 in Utrecht, the Netherland, the biggest indoor Trance event in the world, ‘Show Me Love’ is the manifestation of what could be the most awe-inspiring dance music pairing of the decade. Juggling impactful, arena-shuddering rhythmics, a gorgeous, piano-led breakdown and a heavenly melody engineered for excitement, this brand-new collaborative record is everything fans wanted it to be: a magnificent, evergreen Trance cut that bridges the gap between Anjunabeats and Armada Music.

 

Above & Beyond“We’ve always been welcomed by the Armada Music and A State Of Trance family worldwide. Having shared many stages with Armin, it was great to finally get in a studio together to swap ideas, and ‘Show Me Love’ came together really organically.”

 

Armin van Buuren: “The guys from Above & Beyond and I exchanged a few remixes back in the early 2000s, and we really enjoyed working together. Despite that, we never linked up in the following years, until now. I think that ‘Show Me Love’ can play a big part in uniting fans from all over the world and I hope it will spark a beautiful collaborative era between us and our respective labels.”

DAVE WINNEL – Lily Of The Valley

After teaming up with Armin van Buuren for the roaring ‘The Race’, Dave Winnel returns with this track solo. It is nice to see Dave Winnel back with his new track with a touch of Trance. Between you and me… ‘Lily Of The Valley’ might not be a lonely one…!

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After teaming up with Armin van Buuren for the roaring ‘The Race’, Dave Winnel returns to Armind for his wondrous solo debut. Adorned with scintillating plucks, groovy bass and continuously evolving arpeggios, ‘Lily Of The Valley’ could very well be the Aussie DJ/producer’s one of his most colorful releases to date.

MYSTERIOUS PERSONA AÏKA SHOCKS TRANCE SCENE WITH SUBLIME FIRST RELEASE ON ARMADA MUSIC: ‘MEXICO CITY’

Once every so often, a brilliant artist emerges out of nowhere to shock the industry with a range of top-tier tracks. Today, the Trance scene welcomes its newest sensation, AÏKA, as he drops ‘Mexico City’ as the first of ten new singles to be released across 2019, culminating in a gorgeous album at the end of the year.

Listen to AÏKA – Mexico City HERE 

Possibly one of Statement! Recordings’ most stand-out releases of the year, AÏKA’s ‘Mexico City’ is the first world-city-themed single of the new Trance star, bearing a title chosen for the massive energy of the Mexico crowd and their unconditional passion. From the iconic melody to the gliding synths and the cinematic staccatos in the breakdown, this cut is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece meant to drive fans wild at every turn, wherever in the world they are.

 

AÏKA“AÏKA is all about staying true to your north star, no matter what happens.”

 

Already the subject of plenty of guess-who campaigns online, AÏKA draws from thirteen years of experience in the dance music industry for a fresh start and new chance to follow his dreams. Less overwhelmed by the full-speed, sometimes uncontrollable trajectory of the industry itself, he aims to rediscover the passion and things that matter the most. AÏKA is all about staying true to yourself and letting that notion guide you in fulfilling your dreams.