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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)

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!

 

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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

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.

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FUNKAGENDA PRESENTS DGTVL x JVMIE – ‘HIGH WHEN I’M SOBER’

Come May, from the typically House-ish house of Funkagenda, some altered musical states. Under his new pres. DGTVL alias, Adam Walder’s teamed up with Aussie-born/LA-based singer JVMIE and U.S. remixer Au5 to buoy us with the irrepressibly upbeat ‘High When I’m Sober’.

On Adam’s original, the Englishman connects energising snares to 4/4 beats, while its anthemic piano, uplifting vibes and a killer song give ‘High’ a mainstream system. Lyrically, JVMIE’s Jamie Lee Wilson captures new love’s frisson, while her rapturous voice brings those words to life. A celebration of all things ‘up’, it’s an on-your-mate’s-shoulders, sun-in-yer-face, hug-the-speaker, wrapped-up-in-the-love kinda-tune (and we all need one of those now & then!).

On his rework, Au5 supplies ‘High’ more of a Transamerican spirit. The New Jersey-based producer installs dubstep and glitch-hop trappings, which are meshed with synth effervescence and break-beat technique. Chiptone frequencies send the hands high, while its tinkling piano hooks and aquiline pad bring cooler moments too. An early shout for the fest-defining smash of the season!? You be the judge… here, from today: https://magikmuzik.choons.at/highwhenimsober

Tracklist:

01: Funkagenda presents DGTVL x JVMIE – High When I’m Sober (Original Mix)

02: Funkagenda presents DGTVL x JVMIE – High When I’m Sober (Au5 Remix)

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SUPER8 & TAB SET THE WORLD ON FIRE WITH ‘BURN’ FEAT. HERO BALDWIN

After the huge reaction to Part 1 of their third studio long player ‘Reformation’, Super8 & Tab up the ante even further with their incredible new single ‘Burn’, lead single from the forthcoming ‘Reformation: Part 2’.

Listen to Super8 & Tab feat. Hero Baldwin – Burn

 

The cut – featuring Hero on vocals, released via Armada Music and handpicked by DJ Mag as their March Moneyshot – sees the Finnish duo continue to happily indulge fans in the kind of euphoric, immersive, spine-tingling trance that has become their quintessential calling card. Soft, delicate and superbly controlled to begin with, the single soon delivers in terms of pace and power, classic synth stabs, vocal samples and driving guitars combining to underpin beautifully undulating melodies, the end composition roaring around Hero’s soaring vocal.

“We had Hero visiting our studio,” said Miika Eloranta “and we played her this unfinished track which later became Burn. She really fell in love with the music and we wrote the song over it really quickly. Everything just clicked with this track.”

 

A track unequivocally designed with the dance floor in mind, ‘Burn’ provides the perfect soundtrack to kickstart this second wave of music from the Reformation project, Super8 & Tab once more finding themselves at the very heart of the reinvigorated trance movement.

 

Fans can pre-order Reformation: Part 2 today at https://armadamusic.lnk.to/RPT2, with the full album seeing the global light of day on May 25th.

 

 

FEDDE LE GRAND AND FUNK MACHINE TEAM UP WITH JUNGLE ICON GENERAL LEVY ON NEW SINGLE ‘FLEX’

 Dance music legend Fedde Le Grand is keeping his hot streak alive in 2018 with his fourth release of the year. A blistering collaboration with Russian duo Funk Machine and mister “Junglist Massive” General Levy, ‘Flex’ will set the clubs ablaze coming summer.

 

Listen to Fedde Le Grand & Funk Machine feat. General Levy – Flex

 

Taking a slight change in direction from his recent releases, ‘Flex’ is a hybrid creation that combines electro-house with an urban flare through the slick vocals of General Levy, who garnered his legendary status through his U.K. #8 hit with M-Beat, ‘Incredible’. Spiked with the trademark touches of Funk Machine, this high-octane main stage weapon has already been played by the likes of Oliver Heldens and Dannic in their radio shows. With this new addition to his catalog, Fedde Le Grand is ready to bring the heat all summer long.

 

In between his busy tour and release schedule, Fedde Le Grand has partnered up with DJ Mag & BBIN for an excellent charitable cause with ‘The Gaming Beat’ Charity. He is set to release three exclusive singles in an effort to raise money for an array of charities through the Top 100 DJs Foundation. With big plans in the works for more of his own GRAND events, 2018 is already an extremely prolific year for Fedde Le Grand.

 

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