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OUT NOW: ESTIVA – RAGE RACE + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW @ HI IBIZA

 

The Dutch electronic dance music DJ has performed at events across the world, Estiva has brought his infectious sound and energy to some of the most pivotal events in the scene. His new track ‘Rage Race’ shows a totally different side of his album ‘Spectacle’.

Estiva: ‘As much as I love the pretty and emotional melodies, sometimes I just feel like raving and raging on the dance floor. Rage Race is a bass driven track I wrote having a dark and steamy club environment in mind. I named it Rage Race because I want to see which one of you clubbers can go out of its mind best!’

Be ready to go on another crazy ride with Estiva, listen to ‘Rage Race’ here.

 

 

 

Definitely one of the darker tracks from his ‘Spectacle’ album, ‘Rage Race’ shows another side to the acclaimed signature sound of Dutch top producer Estiva. Merging a vicious sounding bassline with thumping beats and buzzing synth rises, this tune sets the mood as soon as it kicks in late at night.

And talking about dark and steamy clubs, we met Estiva during the summer at the world famous club Hi Ibiza, and sat down with him for a chat, check this out!

 

 

RUBEN DE RONDE X YOEL LEWIS feat. NATALIE GIOIA – MADRIGAL

Teaming up together to create another musical masterpiece. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ definitely makes you want more!

Ruben: “Ever since I signed one of Yoel’s records a few years ago on my label Statement!, I always thought it would be nice to work on something with him. A few years later this opportunity arose! To top everything off, we asked Natalie Gioia to deliver some cool vocal work, ‘Madrigal’ is the result! The name might be a bit random, but if you have watched the legendary Breaking Bad TV series, you’ll figure it out ;-).”

Here is the link to listen to ‘Madrigal’.

 

 

 

 

 

Churning out progressive masterpieces without stop, Ruben de Ronde and Yoel Lewis are currently scoring perfect As on the prolificness scale. Now teaming up together as well as with famed songstress Natalie Gioia, they merge their signature sounds into something greater, something so incredible you won’t want anything else. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ will have you reeling for more all night long.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MARKUS SCHULZ @ E-LAKE FESTIVAL: NEW ALBUM, THE STORY BEHIND ‘UPON MY SHOULDERS’, BACKSTAGE FUN AND MORE…

 

The day after the release of his summer anthem ‘Upon my Shoulder’, we’ve been lucky enough to meet the man himself, the legendary Markus Schulz, a few minutes before he rocked the MainStage at e-Lake festival in Luxembourg, here’s what he told us:

TBA: Hi it’s Jess from The Backstage Access, here with the amazing Markus Schulz
MS: Hellooo, it’s good to be here, actually it’s my first time here in
Luxembourg so I am pretty excited
TBA: First of all congrats on your new single
MS: Yeah, it’s called ‘Upon my shoulders’ and it’s just released yesterday;quite excited about it, I wrote it after last year Tomorrowland, I remember I was playing on the mainstage and I was looking out at the audience and I saw the flags in the air, and I saw the hands in the air, and then I saw the people on each other’s shoulders so when I went back into my studio I said I wanna write a song about that, you know, about what I’ve seen and it was funny as it all came together and the way it feels like a festival anthem so I am quite excited then the world is finally gonna hear it
TBA: And it’s very good it had that feels good vibe a festival has
MS: Yeah that was the important thing, to make a feel good summer vibe in the song
TBA: Well Markus, mission accomplished
MS: Thank you!

TBA: So last time we talked you were telling me how involved you were in writing the lyrics of your album
MS: With the other song writers, yes, to me it’s important to get
involved in the writing cause I want give messages that our community can relate to, I wanna do more than create song people can sing along to, I wanna make songs that people can relate to, for example Shoulders, I hope than when people hear it 10 years from now, it takes them back to Tomorrowland or EDC or here at e-lake, I want people to remember the lyrics and that it takes them back to their special time
TBA: You are always putting all yourself into your projects, like with
Dakota
MS: I really want to give all myself , the vibe, the energy that I have
inside of me, I need to put that in my music, I don’t wanna just
manufacture music for like no reason, I wanna put my heart and soul into everything and right now is really though because music goes so fast, everyday there is new Music, every week there is a new number one song, but at the end of the day this is why I am doing it, I put my heart and soul into it cause I wanna my songs last longer, I wanna be able to play them for the next couple of years
TBA : You always had that, basically got my soul with ‘Do you dream’
MS: That was a legendary album and this is what I hope to accomplish with the next album, I have to take my music to another level and make it a bit more accessible for the new generation but it still has to have that vibe that you can relate to it even listening to it 10 years from now as well
TBA: Do you ever feel vulnerable when you put so much of yourself into
your projects?
MS: No, cause I think my fans know I have always been open, that¹s why we have a special connection, they know I am not up there faking it… you know, I am not the kind of dj that make them do things like sit down, say heyyy ohhh, things like that, I just put all my energy into my set and let ppl be themselves I am not into those ‘Simon says’  games if you know what I mean
TBA: Is there something in the scene you would like to change?
MS: Well it’s funny we are having this conversation this week… Of course there is something I would like to change in the edm scene right now, there is a lot of that cake throwing and tricks but in the same time I know there is a certain vibe a certain energy when people go mainstage and they hear those kind of sets, it’s the same when you go to a heavy metal concert, when you go to a Metallica’s concert .. they might not be your cup of tea but the energy it’s infectious, it’s insane… so in the end , yes there is something I would change but you just have to keep things in perspective, don’t be a hater and do your things because at the
end of the day is who you are as an artist you should concentrate on and not on who other ppl are as an artist.
TBA: And what is your absolutely love about the scene?
MS: I love the fans, and the fact they all gather together, I know there are people here that drove here from Germany, from the Netherlands or from Belgium so it’s like a community and when you look at the audience you see familiar faces, so yeah it’s my first time here in Luxembourg but when I look out at the audience there are a lot of people I recognize
TBA : And what’s next?
MS: So we got ‘Upon My Shoulders’ just being released and the new album coming out October 5th it’s called ‘We Are The Light’ and I am quite excited about it and I hope everybody gets excited too cause I am really proud of it and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it
TBA: We are excited already indeed!!

Will it be a tour?
MS: Yes we will put together something  special on selected dates to
bring singers and artists with me and it will be a lot of fun
TBA: Anything funny happened while touring lately ?
MS: Oh well this summer has been pretty crazy, it’s funny cause I was talking about it and I was thinking “I am gonna mention this at some point in an interview” …haha actually …tbh with you, everybody has been partying like crazy backstage this summer, the funniest thing has been seeing these dj’s being carried back to the hotel, I don’t wanna mention their names but let’s say everybody has been cutting loose this summer,djs have been celebrating a lot, it’s kinda nice to see that people are blowing off steam but backstage this summer has been quite amazing,pretty crazy
TBA : Ok Markus thanks a lot for your time and see you mainstage in a bit
MS: Thank you guys!

 

STANDERWICK – I’ve Been Thinking About You

STANDERWICK is a legendary DJ but also a great and loving father. Being on tour all the time, away from his kids, is hard for him. That’s why he created a song, dedicated to them! The teaser video was all filmed from where STANDERWICK lives and the kids are featured in the video! It’s something he can watch and also play out when he is away, this makes him feel a little closer to home.

Let’s grab it here

Prolific as ever, STANDERWICK has lined up his next speaker-buster on the Who’s Afraid Of 138?! label. From the high-magnitude bass to the acid swirls and colossal synths, ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ could very well be one of the most tempestuous cuts to hit the biggest festivals this year.

EUPHORIC REMIX BY MYON

Myon released a euphoric mix of Seven Lions‘ Without You My Love with Rico and Miella. Myon’s take features dreamy, melodic chords, vibrant beats, and is tied together by uplifting vocals. The piece is a colorful medley of sound, showcasing Myon’s innovative style which is categorized by heavenly notes contrasted with deeper undertones.

 

GET IT HERE

Maor Levi – Supernova

 

Monday blues? we got the perfect remedy!

Known from his progressive sound, Maor Levi follows up his previous Armada Trice release, ‘Just Listen’, with a slight different sounding record.

A crunchy bassline, supported by a powerful sub kick provides ‘Supernova’ as a unique, energetic new release.

 

Let’s grab it here

 

Eruptive and high-octane like a solar flare, Maor Levi’s ’Supernova’ hits the crowd like nothing you’ve heard before. Juggling hyper-energetic build-ups with a shimmering breakdown and a strong drop, this brand-new release on Armada Trice pushes the progressive sound to a whole other level.

 

SPOILED AND ZIGO – MORE AND MORE (TOM STAAR EXTENDED REMIX)

 

A sublime rendition of the 1999 classic, Tom Staar’s remix of Spoiled and Zigo’s ‘More and More’ brings a truckload of nostalgia back onto the dance floor. Armed with throbbing bass, fast-paced synth sequences and the original’s iconic vocals, this rendition makes the entire club circuit a better place.

Listen To Spoiled and Zigo – More and More (Tom Staar Extended Remix)

SUPER8 & TAB RELEASE ‘SECONDS AWAY’ FT. SARAH DECOURCY AHEAD OF ‘REFORMATION: PART 1’ ALBUM, OUT NEXT WEEK

“…a veritable big room anthem made for the stadium…

…Sarah DeCourcy’s vocals compliment the piece’s cavernous, robotic synthwork…

Dancing Astronaut

 

Following on from ‘Cosmo’, ‘Falling Into You’, Beatport #1 hit ‘Mega’ and last month’s release ‘True Love’, Super8 & Tab’s latest single ‘Seconds Away’, featuring Sarah De Courcy, looks set to continue their massive run of success. Premiering on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show and on dance music bible Dancing Astronaut, the single is already beginning to burn up the forums and blogosphere.

 

Listen to Super8 & Tab feat. Sarah DeCourcy – Seconds Away

 

With UK singer DeCourcy on vocals, the track opens up undulating violently but superbly creating instantaneously huge energy. The pair perfectly execute when to dial the production back allowing room for DeCourcy’s at times slick, at times ethereal vocal to breathe.

 

After their massive set at Tranceformations in Poland earlier in February, Janne Mansnerus spoke about how hard it had been to keep the track under wraps until only a week before ‘Reformation: Part 1’ dropped. “We first played Seconds Away live at ASOT 800 in Utricht back in February 2017,” he said.“Ever since it’s been hard to keep this track as an ID but finally now we can release it. We wanted to create something a bit different and had this baseline idea but it was Sarah deCourcy’s vocals that really took this track to a totally new level. She’s an amazing talented artist!”

 

A masterclass in creating dynamic segues from roaring big room passages through to spine-tingling ‘hands-in-the-air’ moments, ‘Seconds Away’ will surely feature heavily across dance floors, radio stations and festival arenas the world over in the coming months.

 

With ‘Reformation: Part 1’ dropping Friday next week (February 23rd) and more new music set to drop from ‘Reformation: Part 2’ across the next couple of months, Super8 & Tab have undoubtedly cranked up the pressure even further as 2018 opens up.

ARMIN VAN BUUREN FEAT. CONRAD SEWELL – SEX, LOVE & WATER (CLUB MIX)

 

From downtempo funk paradise to full-force Club Mix, Armin van Buuren’s ‘Sex, Love & Water’ emerges in its mainstage-wrecking form. Supercharged with a big bassline, a thrilling build and Conrad Sewell’s sped-up vocals, this high-octane rendition is sure to make the crowd go wild.

Listen to Armin van Buuren feat. Conrad Sewell – Sex, Love & Water (Club Mix)

DAVEY ASPREY – THE DAWNING

 

After earning his stripes through monumental cuts such as ‘Fallout’, ‘Passengers’ and ‘Fantome’, one of Trance’s hottest talents is back on A State Of Trance. Bearing that true Davey Asprey signature sound and a surreal amount of energy to boot, ‘The Dawning’ is what the Trance crowd have been anticipating since the genre first earned their love.

Listen to DAVEY ASPREY – THE DAWNING