SANDER VAN DOORN & FRONTLINER TEAM UP FOR ‘ONE LOVE’

Rocking the dance music world with his energetic rendition of Frontliner’s ‘I’m The Melodyman’ last month, Dutch stalwart producer Sander van Doorn is back with his first release of the year. Teaming up with Hardstyle icon Frontliner for an epic collaboration – ‘One Love’ is out now via Doorn Records.

Discovering their styles work together in perfect harmony, the pair match real Hardstyle with Psytrance in this driving creation. Starting off with a classic Hardstyle melody and build up, which leads into a Psytrance influenced drop, ‘One Love’ has all the hallmarks of a main stage festival hit. Featuring Koch’s anthemic vocal piece, ‘One Love’ takes listeners on a euphoric journey across its near 4-minute duration. Testing the track in his recent live performances, the collaboration has already demonstrated that it has what it takes to get the crowds moving. Sander van Doorn has kicked 2019 off in emphatic fashion and is only getting started!

Stay up-to-date with everything Sander van Doorn by following his socials for news about upcoming music, albums, tour dates and much more.

 

Nora En Pure Stuns With ‘We Found Love’ Ft. Ashibah

With her first offering of 2019, the Queen of deep house Nora En Pure returns with an instant classic, ‘We Found Love’ Ft. Ashibah – out now via Spinnin’ Records.

Opening with Danish/Egyptian DJ & singer Ashibah’s soulful vocals and delicate strings, ‘We Found Love’ blossoms into an uplifting melodic house creation, which serves as the perfect winter warmer. Making a solid impact in her recent live performances, ‘We Found Love’ emanates a soft glow throughout, showcasing Nora En Pure’s capabilities as a classically trained musician and perfectly blends Ashibah’s stunning vocal piece with the track’s high-spirited instrumental arrangement.

With her globally adored release ‘Tears In Your Eyes’ garnering well over 13 million streams on Spotify alone, Nora En Pure’s latest addition to her back catalogue delves into a familiar territory. Having experimented with deeper, club-focused sounds in her nature-infused Polynesia EP last year, Nora En Pure effortlessly showcases her versatility by floating back up to a lighter style of dance music with ‘We Found Love’. Gearing up to get back on tour, Nora En Pure has already been announced for some of the most important dates in the global dance music diary, including her return to Coachella and Ultra Music Festival.

Troyak and Chæ Team Up For “Escape”

Following a successful summer release last year with William James and Yetep, “Light Up The Way,” singer/songwriter, chæ, is kicking off 2019 with her latest track, “Escape,” in collaboration with emerging DJ/producer, Troyak.

“Escape” is truly a unique and a one-of-a-kind emotional song that’s hard to only categorize as an electronic track. It’s a mutt that crosses the line between R&B and orchestral psy-trance, featuring chæ’s angelic soulful vocals while telling the story of a person’s inner devious and lustful thoughts who wants to make someone theirs. Troyak and chæ are coming together for the first time for their independent release, which drops today. 

While talking about collaborating with Troyak on “Escape,” chæ said, I met Max while he was on tour with KSHMR. We got caught up in conversation, felt connected artistically and kept in touch. A couple of weeks later, he sent me a few links of rough ideas that he had lying around, and one file called ‘Pain’ had caught my attention, which was the beginnings of what became ‘Escape.’”

Best known for his last unofficial release of KSHMR & Tigerlily’s “Invisible Children,” Troyak’s success has started to snowball after the track was publicly supported by the well-known DJ on social media and live at Ultra Music Festival, which led to other big collaborations such as Mavjak.

After being introduced to Chrome Sparks’ track, “Send The Pain On,” Troyak was inspired by their cinematic upswings and spent hours creating what was only the beginning of “Escape.”

“I met chæ in Boston and exchange numbers after discovering we were both pursuing music. I sent her the little link to the draft for ‘Escape,’ and she comes back with a rough vocal on it and I go crazy. I got SOOOOO inspired after I heard her voice on that track. I thought it was going to be just a nice little idea I’d forget about, but then boom, and I was sooo fired up. I wrote more stuff and eventually we had a full song. A couple of edits later the song was pretty much finished. Today I hope it is unrecognizable when comparing it to the original track that inspired me to make Escape. But I think music fans will be able to see where I drew the influence from.” – Troyak.

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Above & Beyond reunite with Marty Longstaff for ‘Flying By Candlelight’

The first in a new triptych of future club classics from the prolific trio.

Above & Beyond are reunited with Sunderland-born singer and songwriter Marty Longstaff for ‘Flying By Candlelight’, the first in a new triptych of future club classics from the prolific trio.

 

Lifted from the upcoming ‘Common Ground Companion EP’ (which also includes ’There’s Only You’ featuring Zoë Johnston and ‘Distorted Truth’ – set for release on the band’s Anjunabeats imprint in March), fans can watch the official lyric video for ‘Flying By Candlelight’ on Above & Beyond’s YouTube channel or stream both the Original Mix and Above & Beyond Club Mix on their favourite streaming platform.

 

Debuted at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 300 celebration in Hong Kong last September, A&B share this ode to the elevating power of love in several flavours: Original and Club, each a delicious serving of the songwriting chops that recently swept Above & Beyond to their second GRAMMY nomination for Common Ground album cut ‘Northern Soul’.

 

Says Above & Beyond, “Flying By Candlelight is a love song about a saviour who rescues our protagonist from a dark, lonely place, taking him through a spectacular night sky. A bit like The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, but a bit longer lasting!”

 

Instantly recognisable, entirely unforgettable, ‘Flying By Candlelight’ is the second A&B vocal feature for Longstaff, who contributed the disarming vocal to Common Ground album cut ‘Tightrope’. More commonly found performing under the moniker The Lake Poets, Marty has risen to prominence in recent months with moving single ‘Shipyards’, penned for his home town of Sunderland, UK. The song accompanies the opening credits to the sleeper hit Netflix documentary, ’Sunderland ’Till I Die’.

 

Marking the 500th catalogue release on Anjunabeats, those who like their music in a tactile format will be able to get their hands on 1 of 500 limited vinyl pressings of the ‘Common Ground Companion’ EP, available for pre-order on the Anjuna Music Store at 5pm GMT on January 23rd. Above & Beyond’s bruising instrumental ‘Distorted Truth’ will be released on February 8th, with Zoë Johnston’s haunting ’There’s Only You’ completing the Companion EP release on March 29th.

Valentino Khan Teams Up With Kayzo for “Novocaine”

Valentino Khan and Kayzo‘s new track “Novocaine” should come with a warning label: not for the faint of heart (or hearing). Prepare for an assault to the senses from the start of the track, which begins with intense hardstyle-influenced percussion. Khan uses this as a warm up to deliver jarring, distorted synths and a heavy dose of bass, melding elements of trap and drum & bass to make “Novocaine” a hybrid of modern bass music. The track, which is out on Diplo‘s Mad Decentrecord label, follows a huge announcement from Khan: he will be playing his biggest live show to date at the Hollywood Palladium on March 9th, joining the ranks of legendary artists who have graced the iconic venue’s decks before him. Attendees can expect to hear new music like “Novocaine” as well as Khan‘s popular tracks from the last year, including “Feel Your Love” and “Lick It.”

The world was introduced to LA-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan in 2014, when he burst onto the scene with his debut EP “In Khan We Trust” on Skrillex‘s OWSLA label. Khan‘s sound possessed a unique versatility, incorporating elements of trap, bass, hardstyle, house and more into a driving, oftentimes heavy sound that found homes on labels such as Mad DecentSpinnin Records and Ultra. In 2015, Khan‘s original track “Deep Down Low” became an international sensation, earning the title of “Most Played Track Of The Year” and topping Sirius XM’s #1 Songof 2015 on Electric Area. Since then, he has earned a reputation as a remix master with official renditions of RL Grime‘s “Pressure,” Alison Wonderland‘s “Good Enough,” Calvin Harris‘s “One Kiss” and more. His recent original productions include “Pump,” which has over 17M streams on Spotify, “Gold” with Sean Paul, as well as production credits for the likes of 2 ChainzB.O.B.Dizzee RascalIggy AzaleaT.I. and more. Khan has set the stage for a strong 2019 with the release of “Novocaine,” so look out for more massive releases coming soon!

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren and W&W Release “Repeat After Me”

Armin van Buuren has released his highly-anticipated collaboration with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike & W&W. For the first time in dance music history, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren and W&W have joined forces for a huge new track. Showcasing the iconic signature sounds of everyone in this all-star link-up, ‘Repeat After Me’ is set to unite dance music fans from all over the world.

Easily one of the most epic collaborations of the year even though 2019 has only just begun, ‘Repeat After Me’ is an all-out mainstage anthem sure to cause some serious damage at the world’s biggest festivals, clubs and venues. Armed with the energetic signature sounds of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren and W&W, this high-impact live set highlight has set its sights on only one thing: dominating the global dance floor for decades to come.

 While this is the first three-way team-up of the staple artists ever, there have been a number of two-side collaborations between them that generated a huge amount of momentum. While Armin van Buuren and W&W only just collaborated on the iconic ‘Ready To Rave’ (after previously making waves with ‘If It Ain’t Dutch’ and ‘#D Fat’), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W teamed up on mainstage bangers such as ‘Crowd Control’, ‘Arcade’ and Tomorrowland anthem ‘Waves’. 

The release of ‘Repeat After Me’ is tied to the launch of a brand-new video. All in all, the blistering record and equally impressive music video make clear in no uncertain terms what you get when the #2, #4 and #14 DJs in the world decide to team up: a record so impactful you’ve got no choice but to hit repeat.

Tinlicker Starts Off 2019 With ‘About You’ EP Out On mau5trap!

Since their 2017 mau5trap release ‘Jalapeño’, the Utrecht-based electronic dance music duo Tinlicker now makes their triumphant return to the mau5trap family with a new EP entitled ‘About You’, out now
worldwide.

Showing off four dance floor ready tracks, ‘About You’ stands as an early, but memorable release that will undoubtedly be rinsed throughout the course of 2019 all over the world. Alongside the lead title track that released late December, this EP also calls attention to three major tunes “Less Than A Minute”, “Patchwork”, and “Gone Girl.”

Stream & Download worldwide: http://
smarturl.it/TinlickerAboutYou

Based out of Utrecht, Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer make you the Tinlicker duo. Always honing their progressive sounds, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in electronic music. Crafted by an expression of computerized soul, Tinlicker are the modern face of Dutch electronic dance music. Based out of Utrecht, the guys started their journey towards today in late 2012, honing their sound, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in music. Initially self releasing music it wasn’t long before said sound was noticed by none other than Feed
Me, who was quick to sign a number of songs to his taste making Sotto Voce label.

From there the ears of Zerothree tuned in and the world was given an array of head turning singles, including the irrepressible ‘Maandag’. Fans of Above & Beyond and Deadmau5 will be no stranger to Tinlicker, who have supported their beats many timesacross their live shows, Group Therapy and BBC radio shows. It’s no surprise then that when the time came to find a home for the 2017 hit ‘Soon You’ll Be Gone’ Anjunadeep was quick to put their hand up. Recently followed by the smashing ‘Because You Move
Me’ on Armada and the 2017 ‘Jalapeño EP’ via mau5trap.

Destructo Brings “Lets Be Friends Again” Tour to Avant Gardner, Brooklyn

Los Angeles producer and DJ DESTRUCTO brings his “Let’s Be Friends Again” national North American tour in Brooklyn’s Lost Circusnext Saturday, January 12.   Joining him on the bill are new friends RedlightSirus Hood, and J. Worra.
Known for his unique style of production which melds house music and hip-hop (known as g-house), DESTRUCTO‘s set will feature special edits of cuts from his RENEGADE and WEST COAST EP’s along with his latest party tunes“Boom” featuring Problem “F**king S**T Up” featuring Busta Rhymes,“Y.O.D.O.” with Chris Lake and “Loaded” featuring Yo Gotti, just to name a few.
Redlight is a producer from London, best known for infectious house tracks like “Zum Zum” and “Get Out Of My Head”; Sirus Hood is a tech/deep house producer from Paris who has been a favorite amongst the Dirtybird Records’ artists; And J. Worra is a house/techno producer from Los Angeles.
A bona fide tastemaker in his own right, DESTRUCTO is no stranger to introducing fans to the newest in what’s cool in music, whether it’s through his own studio productions, as host to his own SIRIUS XM radio show“DESTRUCTO Presents AMFAMFAMF” or his personally curated music events like All My Friends and FRIENDSHIPwhich just completed its successful inaugural sail.  (Check out Billboard Dance’s coverage here).  When he goes out on tour it’s no different-in the past he introduced audiences to artists through support slots like RezzFisherSita AbellanCRAYAnna Lunoe and many more.