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!
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.
Statement! treat alert!!! Estiva is back with such a juicy tune that is part of his ‘Spectacle’ album; let’s enjoy some summerish uplifting vibes here: https://STM220.lnk.to/BloomPR
An evergreen slice of wonder taken from part 1 of Estiva’s second album ‘Spectacle’, ‘Bloom’ blossoms like a flower in spring. Radiant, colorful and uplifting at its core, this tune has the glimmer of a clear blue sky and the brilliance of the summer sun. Ergo, irresistible on all fronts.
One of the numerous track-gems contained within Giuseppe’s ‘ALMA’ album trove, ‘On The Way You Go’ jumps back into focus this month. Spurred by two new interpretations from Statement! honcho Ruben de Ronde and the man himself, the track received its single-release stripes.
With a wistfully longing song at its core, ‘On The Way’s album original brought a wonderful complexion of shimmering air-spun melodies, backed by a more composed tempo. Through one of his trademark OnAir uprocks, Giuseppe passes those elements through a markedly different lens. Pace, bass and beat collectively throw their shoulders to its wheel, while ‘On The Way’s harmonies are allowed to soar higher and curve further.
Ruben de Ronde checks the tempo a touch, while deepening the drums’ resound and drawing out its drops. Adding extra dynamic effect, its acidic churn quickly translates into dancefloor burn, as Thea’s vocal is infectiously looped and chopped throughout.
Fans may have had to wait for a while, but their patience is soon to be rewarded as Estiva has finally announced his second artist album, ‘Spectacle’. Live on the ASOT stage at Ultra Music Festival Miami past Sunday, the Dutchman unleashed the first few tracks of his forthcoming album, including a phenomenal team-up with longtime friend Ruben de Ronde: ‘Rainbow’.
Lighting up the sky with its shimmering colors, ‘Rainbow’ sees Ruben de Ronde and Estiva return to Statement! for another brush of brilliance. Able to make any dance music fan’s day a whole lot brighter, this formidable collaboration between the two Progressive Trance mainstays should prove a great sign of things to come from Estiva’s long-anticipated second artist album.
Estiva: “’Rainbow’ pushes our melodic limits; we both wanted to add something substantial. The track is a perfect example of that sparkling magic you can achieve when working together. Think of it this way: we both gathered our tastiest ingredients, put them in a blender and got a delicious ‘Rainbow’ smoothie as a result.”
Possibly the best way to start a Friday: Statement! new release alert!!!!
Estiva just returned from a 10 days tour with Armin van Buuren and is now enjoying some good weather in Miami getting ready for ASOT ULTRA.
The Dutch DJ is doing really well and is even planning on releasing an album… reeeeaaalllly soon!
To get us in the right mood Estiva brings us ‘Rainbow’ together with Ruben de Ronde. Happiness is all over the place with the nostalgic sounds of this Statement! release and it will make you dance like no one’s watching!
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Lighting up the sky with its shimmering colors, ‘Rainbow’ marks the next brilliant release on Statement!. A formidable team-up between head honcho Ruben de Ronde and fan favorite Estiva, this cut makes your day a whole lot brighter.
Rodg sure knows what makes any dance music lover tick. His signature sound has proven to be among the most recognizable and infectious across the scene and he doesn’t pull any punches now. Fierce and energetic, ‘U Got U’ is sure to make its impact on stages across the world.
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When Statement!’s label boss Ruben de Ronde decides to spoil us, there is nothing we can do but prepare ourselves to some nice ear candies, as in this case, he’s presenting us his latest jewel called ‘When I Fall’, featuring the blissful voice of Cari, we’re pretty sure you hear this stunner already at one of his gigs, and finally we see it being released on our beloved Statement! Recordings.
Hooking listeners with its mysterious atmosphere and gradual build, Ruben de Ronde & Cari’s ‘When I Fall’ has all the hallmarks of Trance fan’s top favorite. Laced with angelic vocals, stellar chord progressions and club-ready bass, this record marks yet another phenomenal Statement! release.
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We’ve asked the label boss to chat with us about this new tune and more 🙂
TBA: ‘When I Fall’ is your latest collaboration with Cari, how did your cooperation start?
RdR: The music side started while working on music on my twitch channel. ( twitch.tv/rubenderonde ) and after working on it for a while, I wanted to get a vocal on this tune.
I started seeing more and more music from Cari popping up lately, and I simply wanted to work with her!
A lot of people know her as a singer, but she produces as well! Keep an eye on this girl!
I am actually working on another track with her!
TBA: What is the idea behind ‘When I Fall’?
RdR: That is a question you should ask Cari! She wrote these amazing lyrics with a good meaning. Musical wise I wanted to create something for some bigger stages. I managed to finish it just a few days before Dreamstate Festival in California. So that will always be the spot where I played it first!
TBA: Rumours say you are working on a follow up of your album ‘My Story’, anything you can say already?
RdR: There is so much new music! The viewers of my streams and vlogs have already heard a bunch of it tho! But some of them I am keeping on the low, to surprise you!
I hope to release it before the summer.
TBA: TSOH is our favourite podcast here at TBA, can you tell us how is it going and how do you manage to always keeping it so fresh?
RdR: Haha, thank you! I always try to find records that no-one knows. I think that most of the radio shows are a bit to similar, so I’ll try to keep it going the way it is.
TBA: You are also a professional streamer now!! We can watch the making of TSOH on line with you on your Twitch channel, and when you make new music you share it with your audience directly while in the making… is this something that helps your creative process?
RdR: This is 100% helping my creativity! I spend most of my days making music, and opening the doors to my studio, giving an insight really helps. I am really happy with the support I get from the community, and it really keeps me motivated. The music industry can be a hard and demotivating place, so I am super happy that I decided to starting to stream. All my subscribers on Twitch get exclusive material in return, because I think it always should go two ways!
TBA: You have a lot of young producers asking for suggestions on how to make a nice tune… what is the advice you give them more often?
RdR: Be original. It is easy to copy! And always make music with your heart. Dont stick around to a certain sound because you are expected to do so.
And if you are running into problems, dont be afraid to call in help. I have friends like Rodg that can get me over dead points in tracks.
TBA: Can you tell us your favourite 5 tunes of the moment?
RdR: Rodg – U Got U [Statement!]
Axwell /\ Ingrosso feat. Trevor Guthrie – Dreams (Alpha9 Remix) [Universal]
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Alpha 9 Remix) [Virtual Self]
Ruben de Ronde & Cari – When I Fall [Statement!]
and a new tune I am making right now! That one doesnt have a title yet, but the vibe stays in my head haha!
TBA: One artist to keep an eye on right now?
RdR: There are a bunch of great artists. 2017 has been great for my buddies Rodg and Estiva. Both of them are working on their albums at the moment. I am really excited about Elevven, a new team up from Los Angeles. They are going to do great this year.
TBA: Any upcoming gigs you are really excited about?
RdR: Yes! But I cannot tell too much about all of them. I am returning to Australia for Istoria and ASOT and I am going to tour more with Vini Vici! That is exciting!
TBA: Thanks a lot and see you soon Ruben!!
Can’t get enough of Ruben yet? Let’s check the latest episode of his very own The Sound Of Holland right here:
Here we go with a super dope release, one of our personal favorite artists, Rodg teams up with another Dutch talent, Roovel to deliver “Fast Lane” on Statement!
Let’s see what they say about it:
RODG: “After being friends for a while and sharing interest in music we decided to do a record together… Roovel has been touring with me a couple of times and we found out we have the same interest in music so doing a record together was nothing more than a natural follow up on that. With Fast Lane as the result. The title “Fast Lane” came up after touring to a couple of places in a high pace, we really had the feeling being in the “Fast Lane” going in and out of hotels and on and off planes”.
ROOVEL: “‘Fast Lane’ for me is starting this year with a bang! It’s an inspiring collaboration between two friends and with a real dancefloor filler as end result.”
Showing the leap-and-bounds growth of the Rodg empire, ‘Fast Lane’ marks a marvelous team-up between the rare-breed Dutchman and fellow-countryman Roovel. Spiked with racing arpeggios and soaring lead synths, this mixture of two remarkable signature sounds could very well become their shortcut to the top.
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In a world jam-packed with one-hit wonders, extremely consistent producers of dance music have always been sought-after. And that makes Rodg one of the rare-breed. The humble Dutchman is one of the best kept Armada Music secrets, delivering top-notch releases on a regular basis.
An impressive string of features on various Armada compilations proved to be the stepping stone for Rodg, renowned for a sound that sticks out. Since, he has put out a slew of genre-defying cuts, changing the game entirely through massive collaborations and solid remixes for artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Solid Stone, Cosmic Gate and Ruben de Ronde.
Thanks to extensive support from a gamut of top-tier performers (e.g. Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Max Graham, Markus Schulz, and Ruben de Ronde), Rodg has been getting the recognition he deserves, even touted “One of the best producers of 2016” by Armin van Buuren. Seeing his in-studio diligence pay off, Rodg released his debut album in mid-2016 and grabbed early support from Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery and Above & Beyond, all the while riding the US airwaves with title track ‘High On Life’, which accumulated over one-and-a-half million streams on Spotify.
But the story doesn’t stop there. After countless collaborations with long-time friend and production partner Ruben de Ronde, on comes a collaborative effort that drops jaws and pushes their sound onto an even higher level. With their joint album called ‘Togetherr’, Rodg and Ruben de Ronde drop a body of work so sensational it not only serves as a testament to their consistent high-quality output, but also spotlights a synergy that knows no equal.
On the live front, the Rodg sound has become inseparable from Armin van Buuren’s live sets and the Dutchman himself has since brandished his own sonic blend at A State Of Trance shows in Utrecht, Ibiza, and Mexico, Armada Nights, and various other unforgettable shows. He is the workhorse of the Armada family and a mainstay on countless worldwide Dance compilations. He is the present and the future of Electronic Dance Music, yet seemingly always underrated. He is Rodg.
Hailing from a small city near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Roovel is staking his claim as one of the most exciting prospects in the electronic music game. Before venturing beyond his role as a behind-the-scenes producer, he composed audio for some of dance music’s hottest brands and crafted up the anthems for respectively Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (‘Skylights’) and The Flying Dutch 2016 (his remix of ‘Limitless’ (feat. Rupert Blackman)), reaching an audience of millions strong with his severely infectious signature sounds. Starting 2018 with a bang, Roovel comes fresh from pairing up with Rodg for Statement! smash ‘Fast Lane’ and is gearing up to unleash more top-shelf records across this year and the next.
Statement! Recordings is celebrating its 200th release today with a very special tune, ‘Beyond The Moon’ by Eskai & SNR feat. Evin Skye.
As always, the beautiful artworks speaks for itself, (Statement! really has one hell of a designer!)
This gem has been premiered last night during #ASOT843 as progressive pick, by Armin and Statement!’s label boss Ruben de Ronde.
Reaching far ‘Beyond The Moon’ with its blissful atmospheres and exciting build-up, this link-up between Eskai, SNR and Evin Skye truly is out of this world. Rising higher than any track has ever done, it’s sure to make fans wonder what else these guys have in store for them.
Catchy, energetic and with an addictive lyrics, this top-notch cut will make you jump from the very first beats; if this stunner charmed you as well, go on and vote it as Future favorite here
We’ve been lucky enough to catch up with the artists about ‘Beyond The Moon ‘to find out how the project was born and how it developed.
TBA: How did ‘Beyond The Moon’ come to life?
Eskai: Beyond the Moon actually came to life after Dreamstate San Francisco. We’d already finished Swipe, and when we hung out with Ruben he asked us to create something new for him. We both love Statement! and Ruben is one of our good friends, so we obliged! SNR and I have also been working together for years (we remixed eachother back around 2012/2013 or so) and thought it would be a great opportunity to follow-up Swipe with a track that had vocals, but with the same overall vibe and sound (bass driven and heavy, while still being melodic).
TBA: How is your cooperation going?
Eskai: We actually have a very unique way of working together because we both use different DAWs – SNR primarily uses Ableton while I’m on Cubase. We generally approach our work together by tackling different parts of the track. After we initially lay out what we’re trying to do, SNR focuses a lot on the bass sounds and groove while I generally start with the musical elements. We think that we complement eachother really well because it plays to both of our strengths and interests!
TBA: We would love to know some insights about the track
Eskai: Beyond the Moon was actually submitted for a deadline (although I won’t say which!) so we were under a lot of time pressure to complete it. We really wanted to make this a vocal track so we needed to get the vocals recorded ASAP. We turned to SNR’s brother Evin Skye because SNR had worked with him in the past and knew that we could turn something around quickly because we could pester him to record!! Also, at the time I was going through a crazy neck injury so I was constantly having to take breaks from the studio. It was the most pain I’ve ever been in, but somehow we managed to struggle through and get it done on time.
TBA: And what about the creative process?
Eskai: The creative process was pretty interesting for this one. I generally tend to try and start with a chord progression that I really like before building out the remainder of a track. This process can often take hours, or even days – but in this case it was actually the very first chord progression that came to me! I sat down at a keyboard and wrote these chords that – by itself – are actually quite dissonant and jarring, but when coupled with the melodic lines (both pianos and vocals) sounds very pretty and feel-good. Capturing that feeling of nostalgia, melody and emotion is something I’ve always tried to capture in my music and is personally very important to me. I don’t think I could ever write music that didn’t emote some sort of deep, emotional feeling.
TBA: Tell me a secret about SNR
Eskai: I have so many SNR secrets but I think he’d kill me if I shared the vast majority of them!! One of my recent favorites is that he has purchased toe spacers. They’re literally these pieces of plastic that you wear in between your toes to spread your toes out and fix your feet. So weird man…
TBA: Tell me a secret about Eskai
SNR: He secretly wishes his beard game was a strong as mine
With immediate worldwide DJ support, British American ‘Eskai’ (Shahin Kanafchian) launched himself in to the electronic music arena amongst the industry’s biggest names.
His debut release was spotlighted on Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’, Above & Beyond’s ‘Group Therapy’ and Arty’s ‘Together We Are’, among others – and proved a catalyst for things to come.
Alongside managing Myon (of Myon & Shane 54)’s Ride Recordings, Eskai has gone on to release music for some of the industry’s most prestigious music labels (Armada, Anjunabeats, Black Hole) and has shared the bill with numerous globe-trotting artists, including Seven Lions, Ilan Bluestone, Pegboard Nerds, Jerome Isma-Ae and Grum.
Swapneel “SNR” Ukhalkar is an enterprising music producer who’s part of an exciting generation of new electronic artists erupting into the mainstream. A California-grown Indian, he spent most of his childhood tinkering with computers and designing software algorithms. After earning engineering degrees from UC Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University he went on to study music at Pyramind in San Francisco. Soon afterwards he founded the independent record label Adrenalin Room, which has grown into one of San Francisco’s most reputed beacons for dance music and events. SNR’s tracks are consistently forward-thinking and musically rich. His synthesis of melodic soundscapes and bass music is as beautiful as it is addictive. As his popularity rises, SNR has been breaking into main stages worldwide. He’s performed at some of the world’s biggest music festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Beyond Wonderland Bay Area, Boomstock Music Festival Houston, Sunset Sessions Sri Lanka and many more. SNR has also garnered support from some of the world’s biggest brands and his discography includes releases on numerous major dance music labels like Myon & Shane 54’s Ride Recordings, Silk Music and Black Hole Recordings.
What does it make to call a Friday just perfect?
A new release on Statement! we’d say!!
Ruben de Ronde meets Donata for this amazingly emotional tune.
They started their collaboration last year during a successfull writing session together, the results were two gems: ‘Open Wide’ featured also in Ruben de Ronde’s album ‘My Story’ and ‘Stand In My Way’ .
You might know Donata Kramarz from her band NOSOYO, scoring big numbers with her hit ‘Resonate’.
From the intense and foreboding build-up in the original to Feel’s high-octane remix, ‘Stand In My Way’ marks yet another top-shelf Trance cut from Ruben de Ronde and Donata. Easing listeners in with its alluring vocals and enchanting chord progressions, this release cannot be hold back.
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