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90’S ITALO-HOUSE LEGENDS, BLACK BOX, RELEASE BRAND NEW MATERIAL

FOLLOWING UP THEIR ‘SUPERBEST’ ALBUM WITH NEW SINGLE ‘EVERYONE WILL FOLLOW’

BLACK BOX – ‘EVERYONE WILL FOLLOW’
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In 1989, Italo-House band, Black Box, sprang into the music scene with the iconic record ‘Ride on Time’; Bringing the classic piano-sound of Italo-House into the mainstream. From then on, they went on to make some of the most iconic hits of the 90’s such as ‘Everybody Everybody’ and ‘Strike It Up’, influencing dancefloors and radio stations all over the world. Their biggest record was ‘Ride on Time’. A monumental moment in pop history with the song reaching #1 in the UK and Ireland in 1989, staying there for 6 Weeks and cementing its place as the best-selling song of 1989. To this day the record remains culturally relevant with features in prime-time TV adverts and a modest 9.5 million streams on Spotify.

Hot off the back of the release of ‘Superbest’, the out and out legends, Blackbox, present new E.P ‘Everyone Will Follow’. The lead track is completely brand-new, original material from Black Box. Coming around completely accidentally, as part of a separate music project, it will be their first original release since their heyday in the 90’s.

This is authentic 90s in feel, the classic soulful vocals synonymous with Black Box remain in ‘Everyone Will Follow’. The Italo piano sound they are so well-known for has been swapped for electronic synth-lines, bringing a forward-thinking, almost electronic feel to the track. Although not a complete departure from their roots.

The meaning? “It explains that if you bother to take the lead, you may be surprised to find yourself being followed by numerous people” says Daniele Davoli of Black Box, “It’s an encouragement to not be indecisive and to take your chances anyway.”

On the remix is a Black Presley, closely linked with Black box, collaborating with production team, Western Disco. The sound of Black Presley is a stark contrast to the upbeat vibe of Black Box, providing a dark and twisted interpretation of the new single.

Tracklist:
1- Everyone Will Follow (Black Presley Mix)
2- Everyone Will Follow (Black Presley Radio Long)
3- Everyone Will Follow (vs Blackbox Remix)
4- Everyone Will Follow (vs Blackbox Instrumental)

JEAN CLAUDE ADES ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2018 RESIDENCY AT ‘THE SUNDAY’ AT SCORPIOS, MYKONOS

FROM MAY 13th UNTIL 7th OCTOBER

Jean Claude Ades DJ Mix HERE

Check out Scorpios Video HERE

One of the world’s hottest beach clubs and fast emerging new world club destination, Scorpios, on the Greek island of Mykonos, has re-opened for the summer season last weekend. To celebrate the occasion, they invited none other than Ibiza mainstay, Jean Claude Ades, for their opening.

Following this, Scorpios now announce Jean Claude as resident of their weekly Sunday get together, The Sundays at Scorpios. Attracting a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with a contemporary house sound, Scorpios invites clubbers and fashionistas alike, to come together on Sundays and dance like there is no Monday. With a nod to Ibiza, you can expect to hear pure house music with the most melodic and emotionally-moving of sensibilities.

Jean Claude Ades is widely regarded as one of the finest DJ’s, producers and label-owners in electronic music. A seasoned party-thrower, he hosts his own club brand, Be Crazy! at international venues including HEART in Ibiza, and in major cities London, Miami and Dubai, in addition to touring many other international destinations. Renowned for dropping some of his own productions during his sets, Jean brings a unique brand of deep-tech house to Mykonos for The Sundays at Scorpios.

Promising an ethno-electro musical feast including tribal elements and hypnotic percussion to activate the dance floor, Scorpios is the perfect destination for the island’s beautiful people and music lovers. Whether clubbers are looking for a chilled Sunday get together or hands in the air party, The Sundays at Scorpios have offer something for everyone.

 

MARKUS SCHULZ & JES – CALLING FOR LOVE (EXTENDED MIX)

Having just last month brought floors to full roar through the Emma Hewitt-sung ‘Safe From Harm’, Markus Schulz is poised with another epic first-time team-up.

This time Markus x JES is the equation, and if you’re wondering how that’s never have happened before, well the queue forms to the left! Analysis is now academic as two of trance’s greats bridge the studio/song gap with the soul-stirringly moving ‘Calling For Love’.

In its all-day-play radio version, first contact with ‘Calling’ came through April’s interlinked ‘In Bloom EP’ and GDJB show. For it’s standalone release, Markus has club-equipped the Extended Mix with all the necessaries to see it reign equally at night. Tapping the tempo gas, ‘Calling’s production’s been galvanised by hardier drums, hastening snares, percussive march and – in its latter stages – synth-radiance. By turns strong, optimistic, defiant, wrought and lamenting, JES’ song is a swirl of contending emotions, lyrically & vocally encapsulating her theme.

‘Calling For Love’s official video will shortly join fellow ‘In Bloom’ single ‘Safe From Harm’s (which passed the 1 million YouTube views marker last week) online. Meantime, you can stream/purchase the Extended Mix of ‘Calling For Love’ here: http://markusschulz.choons.at/callingforlove

Tracklist:

01. Markus Schulz & JES – Calling For Love (Extended Mix)

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LUKE BOND – U

 

Whohooo…we’ve got another UMF 2018 mainstage premiere by Armin van Buuren!!

This extremely catchy melody and huge psy-trance drop followed by a powerful hardstyle drop of Luke Bond – ‘U’ already shook the crowd at ULTRA and there sure are more crowds to come!!

We are ready to blast it out lous during the weekend, and you?

A stellar crossbreed anthem made to dazzle crowds of thousands strong, ‘U’ sees Luke Bond tap from his bottomless well of inspiration to come up with this massive speaker buster. Complete with a devastating bassline, infectious melody and even some hardstyle-scented elements, this cut will top your favorite playlist for months to come.

Listen to Luke Bond- U here 

ESTIVA – CUBES

 

Let’s face it, what kind of  Friday would it be without a Statement! release?

So here we go with one of our favorite artist, Estiva!!!

 While his upcoming album ‘Spectacle’  will keep us waiting for a little longer, we got at least a tasty  sneak preview .

‘Cubes’ is the opening track of the album and will provide us with ultimate chill vibes by means of a beautiful piano and euphoric chords, but will kick off the flow of adrenaline in our bodies when it drops!

LISTEN TO ESTIVA – CUBES HERE

 The opening track of Estiva’s brand-new album ‘Spectacle’, ‘Cubes’ sees the Dutch DJ, producer and master of the progressive sound offer another slice of his peerless production skill. Enchanting listeners from the get-go with its stellar atmospheres and colorful plucks, this cut sure is a telling precursor of what’s to come from Estiva and his tantalizing album.

OUT NOW: ARMIN VAN BUUREN – BLAH BLAH BLAH

Armin van Buuren shocked the UMF 2018 crowd when he played ‘Blah Blah Blah’ on mainstage and left them guessing who it belonged to. A lot of “blah blah blah” was the result of the premiere of this ID. Now we can finally see its release, a funny and powerful tune that will be the soundtrack of your summer festival season for sure!

 

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

Listen to Armin van Buuren – blah Blah Blah here 

ØRJAN NILSEN EMERGES WITH FIRST PART OF THIRD ARTIST ALBUM, ‘PRISM’

 

It’s here!!! We are super thrilled to present you the brand new album by Orjan Nilsen, the super versatile artist really has something for each taste with ‘PRISM’ , are you ready for this ear candy? We have it on repeat already today at the office 🙂

Having been a mainstay in the electronic music scene for what seems like an eternity, Ørjan Nilsen is a man whose musical vision knows no equal. By choosing his own path to success rather than the one already carved out by others, he secured himself a signature sound that’s known and loved across the globe. And that trademark brand – those brilliant colors of sound The Viking calls his own – shines through in the first part of ‘Prism’, his third artist album, released today on Armada Music.

Listen to Ørjan Nilsen – Prism

Following debut album ‘In My Opinion’ and its successor ‘No Saint Out Of Me’, ‘Prism’ sees Ørjan Nilsen combine
his beloved sound with new musical flourishes. Harboring known favorites such as ‘Iconic’, ‘Drowning’ and a new
vocal version of ‘Hi There Radio’ as well as fresh, occasionally pop-scented material that includes productions
such as ‘Million Miles Away’, ‘Navigator’, ‘In A Thousand Ways’ and ‘Nothing Here But Love’, ‘Prism’ shows how
one man’s vision can take on many different forms.
Additionally, ‘Prism’ also sees frequent collaborator Mike James play a big part in many of the album’s singles, cowriting
and/or singing on cuts such as ‘Hi There Radio’, ‘In A Thousand Ways’ (feat. Rykka) and ‘Nothing Here But
Love’. The Canadian singer-songwriter and Ørjan Nilsen struck up an amazing friendship after first working
together, which is evidently paying off big time with every ensuing link-up.

Ørjan Nilsen: “I have always been a very brave kind of producer; I’ve experimented and tried different styles,
genres and techniques. No matter how much I love DJing, I will always be a producer first and I will never stop
transcending the barriers of music production. This is what ‘Prism’ is all about. It’s about exploring different points
of view, different perceptions. Prisms have the unique ability to reflect light and disperse darkness into color, and
that’s exactly what I do through music; I express my feelings and my thoughts. I disperse the darkness, turn
negatives into colors and reflect the light. Or at least, I try to. ‘Prism’ is a combination of the many stories I have
and want to share with you. Singles do not create a storyline, so it was only natural to weave them into an album,
which I will be releasing in two parts.”

Tracklist:
01. Swoosh (Intro Mix)
02. That One Night
03. Hi There Radio (Been Too Long) (feat. Mike James)
04. Iconic
05. In A Thousand Ways (feat. Rykka)
06. Million Miles Away (feat. Rico)
07. Navigator
08. Craziness
09. The Last Goodbye (feat. Matluck)
10. I See Spots
11. Simulator
12. Drowning (feat. IDA)
13. Nothing Here But Love

EXCLUSIVE: KhoMha TALKS ABOUT ‘ELEMENTOS’, FUTURE PLANS SUCH AS A DEBUT ALBUM, HIS OWN LABEL AND MUCH MORE

Right after the release of his stunning EP ‘Elementos’ we cauht up with the young  Colombian that has  been turning awe-inspiring Armin van Buuren originals (e.g. ‘Hystereo’, ‘The Expedition’) into monstrous stormers since the start of 2013, reeling in the support and frantically held breaths of an extensive selection of renowned DJs alongside ever-increasing numbers of clued-up clubbers.

With thrilling dancefloor-destroyers such as ‘Asylum’, ‘The Dark Knight’, and ‘Dusk Riddles’ raging over the festival grounds of Tomorrowland, Ultra, Global Gathering, A State Of Trance, and many more, the high-octane sounds of KhoMha are the ones of an EDM star in the making. It’s Columbian captivation at its finest.

Transcending the limitations of traditional Dance music, speeding to the top as one of the scene’s most promising artists, and following up on infectious tunes with even more impressive records faster than you can say “Marvelous Music”; KhoMha has been up for a chat with us about his new  concept Ep and his future plans in the music scene:

 

 

 

TBA: Hi Robert nice to catch up with you, first of all, how are you?

KhoMha: Hey guys I’m doing well.  Currently in Jakarta getting ready to travel to Kuala Lumpur to play at Zouk this weekend.

 

TBA: We’re still buzzing about ‘Tierra’ here at the office,can you tell us how it came to life?

 KhoMha: Thanks a lot for those words and im glad you guys are enjoying it, hope you’re playing it loud!  Tierra was the last track that I created for my ‘Elementos’ EP.  I wanted to create a track that resembled all of the other 3 elements. I wanted a track that was melodic like ‘Aire’, progressive and driving like ‘Agua’, and energetic like ‘Fuego’.  I wanted to show that all of these elements coming together could create something beautiful.

 

TBA: Would you let us know a bit of your creative process in the studio?

KhoMha:  I think creativity comes to you when you least expect it no matter where you are.  Sometimes I’ll be out on the street and come up with a melody and I would have to hum it and record it on my phone. When I’m in the studio however I get up early like 7 or 8 am and start my day. I either work on new ideas or old ideas that I may have in my hard drive.  Usually my team and I try to set a calendar with possible single releases, collabs and remixes for 6 months at a time. So that’s the way that I focus on my work.

 

TBA: What is your studio set up like?

KhoMha: In my studio I have the essentials.  Two Yamaha HS8 monitors. KRK 10S subwoofer.  Focus Rite 2i2 Audio interface. A Blue Microphone.  My studio computer that I custom built myself and my Daw’s that I produce with which are FL Studio and Ableton Live.

 

TBA: Armin van Buuren is giving you a massive support on his set, how does it feel to have such a mentor?

KhoMha:  Pfff I mean what can I say, its an amazing feeling.  Armin has always been an idol of mine he’s a legend in our genre and a legend for electronic music in general. Working so close with him has helped me evolve as an artist and as a business person.

 

TBA: Where does your EP ‘Elementos’ come from? What is the concept about it?

KhoMha: My team and I wanted to create something, we wanted to create a concept that would expand beyond music or beyond a release.  We wanted to create something that identified me and my music.  ‘Elementos’ marks a new beginning and a new way for me to perform.  My show is divided into 4 parts, each of these parts correspond to one of the elements in which the visuals, the lights, and the style of music I play all fit into that specific element.

 

TBA: What are your future plans musical wise?

KhoMha:  The idea is to finish this year strong.  There are some new remixes on the way, as well as new releases.  Hopefully we can release two new vocal tracks before the end of the year is over.  Talks about a debut album are also going on for the next year or two.  🙂

 

TBA: Where are we seeing you next?

KhoMha:  I will be playing in Kuala Lumpur this weekend at club Zouk, afterwards I will be in Amsterdam for business meetings, I will then head to Chicago to play at the mid, Avalon in LA the day after.  Lizard lounge in Dallas is also in the schedule then its time for ASOT Poland. Super excited for whats coming.

 

TBA: Where are you seeing yourself in…let’s say 5 years from now?

KhoMha: Well I hope to still be doing what I love which is produce music and perform far beyond those five years.  Within five years however I want to have my own label and my own themed nights.

 

TBA: If you have to choose one, what was the most important moment of your career?

KhoMha:  The most important moment of my career without a doubt would have to be when I was discovered by Markus Schulz.  Markus has been my biggest mentor and was the reason I left Colombia and moved to Miami. He supported my music since the very beginning, believed in me, and thanks to this I’m able to do what I love every day of my life.  I will be forever grateful with him.

 

TBA: If you were to arrange a party, what would be your dream line up?

KhoMha: Hehehe.  This one is kind of out there but these are my favorite artists so here we go.

– Daft Punk

– Kanye West

– Kendrick Lamar

– Swedish House Mafia

– Chemical Brothers

– Massive Attack

– Coldplay

 

TBA: Name 3 fellow djs you just love touring with and why…

KhoMha:  I love touring with Andrew Rayel, Orjan Nilsen and Armin Van Buuren.  Andrew and Orjan are my closest friends here in the scene and touring with them is always a great time.  Touring with Armin is also amazing he’s an amazing mentor and a great professional, every time I tour with him is an excellent opportunity to learn new things.

 

TBA: 5 tunes you can’t live without (regardless the genre)

KhoMha:  Oxia – Domino

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Daft Punk – Something About Us

Daft Punk – Voyager

Reflekt – Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Remix)

 

 

TBA: Thanks a lot for taking the time and hope to see you soon somewhere.

KhoMha: Thank you guys for having me 🙂

 

 

 

 

SHINE IBIZA – THE NEW DESTINATION FOR TRANCE IN IBIZA – AT VISTA CLUB @ PRIVILEGE

A NEW RESIDENCY JOINED BY ALY & FILA, BEN NICKY, BRYAN KEARNEY, COSMIC GATE, NEELIX, PAUL VAN DYK AND MANY MORE.

A new light shines on the Mediterranean’s clubbing horizon. Trance has found a new sanctuary for its family. Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila and more than 20 DJs celebrate SHINE Ibiza, an 11-week run, Mondays July 9 to September 17, at Privilege’s Vista Club.

 

SHINE Ibiza will be the centre stage for the truest form of Trance on the White Isle. Of the move, legendary DJ and long-time Ibiza club-resident Paul van Dyk says:what SHINE offers, is a world of opportunities – a hub to an international community and a place where we belong no matter where we’re from. The trance family is a global collective of positive, caring and fun-loving people. Myself, my fellow DJs, the event organizers and club staff will go the extra mile to provide the best possible experience for them. I look forward, with the greatest anticipation to seeing you at SHINE!

The Club Vista-based nights will take place each Monday from the 9th of July to September 17th. Completing its line-ups throughout the season, Paul will be joined by DJs including Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, Cosmic Gate, Neelix, Grum, Ben Nicky and others. First and foremost, SHINE is aimed at trance-conscious music lovers seeking mind-blowingly produced nights, packed with magic, energy and light, but overall that essential familiar spirit.

Nick Ferguson, MD of Supernova Group and former Cream Ibiza promoter explains: Trance has deep roots on the island of Ibiza. It’s been the spiritual home to its positive, uplifting sounds since the 90s. SHINE Ibiza wants to bring this spirit back, the human factor. Everybody is part of SHINE – DJs, guests and staff alike. We all come together to have a great time, meet old friends, make new friends, enjoy our favourite music in long DJ sets with amazing production and a breath-taking view of Ibiza’s sunrise”. SHINE residents Aly & Fila added “We are very much looking forward to being part of SHINE Ibiza this summer. It is great to see this dedicated Trance event on the White Isle. See you several times over the summer!

Vista is the club within a club – the world’s biggest club to be exact. Over the last five + years it has earned its name and reputation though its atmosphere and singular location. Beamed down UFO-like onto Privilege’s voluminous terrace, by night its glass pyramid structure is an awe-inducing place to dance. As dawn breaks, Club Vista irradiates to reveal a once-seen, never-forgotten panorama. With an outlook across La Isla Blanca, it stretches right the way to Dalt Vila. Sunrise sets at Vista are an experience that’s left trip-defining impressions on tens of thousands. Through the amplitude of its glass grandstand, its night-to-day transitions are evermore a 21st century clubbing rite of passage. Uniting the music with the scenic into one multisensory experiencing, it’s this perfect backdrop that SHINE has chosen for their Ibizan adventures.

 

WHEN

Every Monday, between July 9th and September 17th

 

WHERE

Vista Club at Privilege

APARTADO DE CORREOS 94
SAN RAFAEL – Ibiza (Baleares)

 

LINE-UP

9th July (Opening Party):             16th July:                                  23rd July:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Ben Nicky                                 Bryan Kearney                           Aly & Fila

Will Atkinson                              Jordan Suckley                          The Thrillseekers

Alex Ryan                                  Liam Wilson                               Paul Thomas

 

30th July:                                  6th August:                               13TH August:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Neelix                                       Aly & Fila

Simon Patterson                         Alex M.O.R.P.H.                         Giuseppe Ottaviani 2.0 live

Stephen Kirkwood                       James Cottle                             Paul Thomas

 

 

20th August:                              27th August:                           3rd September:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Cosmic Gate                              Andy Moor & Lange

Menno De Jong                          Grum                                        Standerwick

Project 8                                                Fred Baker                                Richard Lowe

 

 

10th September:                                     17TH September:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Jordan Suckley b2b

Stoneface & Terminal                  Alex M.O.R.P.H.

Island of Trance DJ’s                   Chris Bekker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Niko Zografos teams up with Crystal Blakk for a new single called “The Vision”

Just ahead of his third consecutive performance at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Niko Zografos comes back yet again to Aly & Fila’s iconic label Future Sound of Egypty.

The promising West Coast resident of Greek descent has been building up a name in the trance scene with multiple releases and remixes in the past months. His latest one features the mesmerizing vocals of Crystal Blakk and resides at Niko’s 2nd home – Future Sound of Egypt Recordings.

Already supported by names like Aly & Fila and Indecent Noise, this uplifting anthem hold classical uplifting elements and angelic vocal choir chops. The shivering, lengthy breakdown culminates into a powerful, emotional and euphoric build-up, typical for some of the biggest trance classics of all times. The mystery and melancholic vibe of the vocals are the cherry top of this emotional roller coaster “The Vision” resembles.

Niko Zografos might as well be having one of the best years of his career so far. Just ahead of his 3rd consecutive performance at EDC Las Vegas, one of the world’s biggest and most-renown shows, he has already secured his spot for gigs such as Dreamstate San Francisco and ETD Love in San Diego.

Watch the video here