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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 15:25

The Manor - Ibiza

With Festival Season underway, Ibiza Is A Track You Need

              The Manor

 

Following the release of their highly-anticipated track ‘Tyson Fury’, one of the most infamous emerging acts in London, The Manor, return with a pure statement of summer intent with their latest offering ‘Ibiza’. Taking a hook from Bob Marley’s classic ‘Sun is Shining’, the family loved it on first play and it’s one of the only samples in recent years that’s been cleared by the Marleys themselves.

The track sees Scotty Stacks flowing through an epic holiday encounter in his trademark laid-back style, ‘Ibiza’ balances a gorgeous, grooved-out baseline and Balearic horns bringing a sun-filled swagger to what’s shaping to be one of the club heaters of the summer.

Beginning as three friends from Beckenham, south London scheming on their fag break during college, MCs Danny Graft, Scotty Stacks and Jonny Dutch started fusing UKG with elements of grime and rap to a fierce sense of local pride and a love of their community. Starting to put on shows - essentially parties for themselves and their mates – they started building a serious reputation; Inner-city hustle mixed with local love has swiftly caught the attention of the increasingly heavyweight tastemakers including NOISEY, RWD, SHORTLIST, RED BULL, CLASH and BBC R1Xtra as well as The Streets’ founder Mike Skinner who personally secured them as main support for their huge upcoming UK tour.

Selling out the O2 Forum in a matter of minutes in April, the same cult following promises incredible scenes at Wireless, Rize and Reading & Leeds this year, as well as a massive set at Ibiza Rocks in August with Craig David. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting emerging acts in the UK right now, it’s only a matter of time before The Manor build to the kind of culture shift that’s so evident live. ‘Ibiza’, with a blessing from a bonafide legend, means The Manor look inescapable this summer.

 

Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:30

AZTX - My Song

New Track Set To Create Waves

              AZTX

 

AZTX are a duo in their early twenties from Blackpool - they started playing in cover bands at 16 and have steadily graduated to now writing & producing for international artists including the likes of Detroit cult singer Apropos.

Now the duo come through with their debut release "My song”, featuring emerging UK singer/songwriter Blakey, another red-hot emerging artist who’s recent debut release ‘Prism of love’ has gathered over 1.4 Million streams, featuring on the likes of NOISEY, NOTION MAGAZINE and HILLY DILLY.

This new track sparks and shines with pop hooks and the kind of glossy melody that will bring serious comparisons to the slick, mainstream-ready gems of Chainsmokers and Panama Wedding. An upbeat, fresh debut from an act you’ll be hearing a lot more from this year.

 

Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:18

David Rojas - Waterfalls

Emerging Talent Displays Great Music

              David Rojas

 

Emerging 23 year-old producer David Rojas started making music at the age of eight, just himself and a piano. It wasn't until his older brother introduced him to urban Latin music, however, that he moved into production. Born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden from Chilean parents, David has absorbed influences from a spectrum of styles.

Already remixing for the likes of major superstars like Enrique Iglesias (getting him his first multi-million stream video), the emerging beatmaker’s comet-like entrance into the scene sees him working with the likes of Puerto Rican legend Bad Bunny and Natti Natasha. ‘Waterfalls’ is an introduction to his huge crossover potential, featuring fellow emerging Swedish singer/songwriter Sixten. Polished, slow-burning club heaters, David’s initial offerings showcase his colossal ambition and prodigious talent, and a signature skill for bringing emerging artists with him. His forthcoming release with Swedish-Brazilian rapper and songwriter, Julimar Santos, is case in point.

Speaking on ‘Waterfalls’, David states: "I remember driving on the highway on my way to the studio: the sun was setting and I just couldn’t find the perfect song to listen to at that moment that sounded how the sky looked. I got to the studio and made the instrumental with that in my mind. Later, we got the idea of putting some male vocals on it and found Sixten - he came to the studio, we wrote the lyrics and recorded it all the same day.”

 

Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:11

Ayo Beatz X Alicai Harley

Heating Up The Summer With This New Joint

              Ayo Beatz

 

Without a doubt one of the hardest working talents in the UK urban scene, Ayo Beatz returns with his new single ‘One Time’ featuring rising star Alicai Harley.

Whether he’s dropping one of his trademark high production music videos, featuring on a hot new single or producing for the crème de la crème of the UK scene, it seems hardly a week goes by without Ayo’s name popping up on a new release.

From his street hits like ‘Big Man Ting’, ‘Abu Dabbin’ and ‘Fresh Out The Box’ to his crossover tracks like ‘Make It Right’, Ayo has racked up millions of YouTube views and built himself a large following. With ‘One Time’ Ayo is launching a bona fide anthem, blending Afro, Rap and Caribbean influences to craft a record that’s sure to be blazing out of car stereos all summer long.

Hailing from London, Ayo Beatz started his musical journey when he moved to New York at 16. Captivated by the vibrant Hip Hop scene, he began rapping and soon started teaching himself how to produce. After later moving to Atlanta, home to another blossoming scene that was launching global stars, Ayo knew music was his calling.

 

Dean E-G Tears It Up With Filthy Remix Of Eve Anthem 'Who's That Girl'

              Dean E-G

 

London based award winning producer Dean E-G has been smashing up the remixes for some time courtesy of DJ City for some time and a quick check of his back catalog shows why this guy is getting some much love at the min.

Doing a remix of Eve's classic is no easy feat, as we all know remixes come and go but anthems are for life! But Dean E-G smashes this one out the park and for this reason it had to be our certified banger of the week

So here it is the Official Banger of The Week - Dean E-G's Remix. 'Who's That Girl' Eve

Saturday, 07 July 2018 10:33

EDEN | 'About Time'

EDEN Releases Two New Songs — ‘About Time’ & ‘Stutter’ 

              EDEN

 

Dublin-based vocalist/producer and multi-instrumentalist EDEN, born Jonathon Ng, follows on from his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘vertigo’ releases two new songs, “about time” and “stutter”

The ethereal, guitar-driven “about time” features Ng’s half-sung, half-spoken vocals, while “stutter” is a propulsive, electronic instrumental. As with all of his music, the two songs were written, recorded, and produced entirely by EDEN at his home studio in Dublin, Ireland.

EDEN’s latest album, vertigo, shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 12 countries upon its release in January and has racked up over 100 million combined streams. Both songs will both be featured during EDEN’s vertigo world tour, the European leg kickig off on November 18th in Frankfurt, Germany. The 22-year-old musician sold out every show on the first leg, adding additional dates and upgrading venue sizes in over ten cities due to the huge demand.

EDEN EUROPE TOUR DATES:

11/18 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
11/20 Cologne, Germany Live Musik Hall
11/21 Paris, France Yoyo
11/22 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg
11/24 Leeds, Uk Refectory
11/25 London, UK O2 Brixton Academy
11/27 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
 

DJ RAE Reunites With House Legend Sandy Rivera

              DJ Rae

 

A decade on from the classic house anthem ‘Can’t Stop’, DJ RAE and legendary Producer/DJ Sandy Rivera are reunited on the powerful ‘Crazy/Trippin Part II’, released on DJ RAE’s RATED label

‘Crazy/Trippin Part II’ is set to be another big release for DJ RAE and Sandy Rivera whose previous collaborations ‘Can’t Stop’ in 2008 and ‘Hide U’ in 2010, both on Defected Records, plus ‘Persuasion’ in 2009 on Blackwiz became international smashes..

‘Crazy /Trippin Part II’ has already received fantastic support including from Luciano (“Amazing, love this track!”), LTJ Bukem, Paco Osuna, Tom Novy, and Horse Meat Disco, and many others

Rae shares a great history with Defected Records since her first, self-penned release with the label, ‘Can’t Stop’ with Kings of Tomorrow became a house anthem. Rae's multi-faceted talent lead to her fast becoming an artist in demand, headlining tours as both a DJ and live act worldwide, with residencies at Ushuaïa and Pacha Ibiza, paving the way with confident productions such as ‘Hide U’ with Sandy Rivera, ‘Another Day’, and the massive Top 20 release ‘Take Me Away’ with DJ S.K.T. Recent releases include ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Get Me Down’ on Armada, ‘Groove On’ on Spinnin’, ‘That Feeling’ on Get Twisted, ‘Harmony’ on Love & Other, ‘Sweat’ on Nothing Else Matters/Sony, ‘Reachin’ on In The Loop, 'Good Times EP' On Toolroom, and ‘Work On Me’ on Audio Rehab

As one of the most respected house producers around, Sandy Rivera has recorded classics both under his own name (‘Changes’) and that of his legendary Kings of Tomorrow moniker (‘Finally’). Sandy Rivera has a great talent for fusing a vast array of stylistic influences into his music, from funk and soul, to disco and techno, and also drawing on his Puerto Rican heritage and New York upbringing

Is there nothing DJ RAE can't do? This latest release with House Legend Sandy Rivera only continues to showcase how ridiculously talented Dj Rae is and this is another certified summer anthem.

Enjoy this banger below and buy here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/989181/crazy-trippin-pt-2-sandy-rivera-and-dj-rae-club-mix

Friday, 06 July 2018 14:56

Wolves - Freaky

Infectious Blend Of Genres

              Wolves

 

Meet WOLVES, a band that are breaking barriers and pushing the boundaries of modern music with their infectious blend of genres. Consisting of Marc Avery, Sean Carney, and Rockwell Sands, the Los Angeles based trio have created their own unique sound, marrying pop sensibilities with bold rock’n’roll and gritty urban beats. With each member hailing from various cultural backgrounds, WOLVES have crafted their own distinct style, shaping the sound of pop culture as we know it.

“We wondered what it would be like if we took all these different influences we loved—artists like Michael Jackson, the Eagles, Coldplay—and rolled them all into one band today,” Sands muses. Their eclectic influences proved to be inspirational, with their debut single ‘Animal’ giving the trio their signature explosive sound.

The band was named after the characteristics of wolves. These majestic animals which are bonded by an innate sense of the pack, move in harmony as one unit towards common goals. “I can’t think of a better way to describe us. The three of us are all about the good of the group; every day we try to embody that philosophy in our music and beyond.” remarks Avery.

WOLVES highly anticipated single 'Freaky' is an anthem to inspire others to be brave and embrace who you are, to share your inner-most desires with the world and to live life to the fullest. Featuring slick indie pop grooves, 90’s reminiscent hip hop and hard-hitting rhythms, ‘Freaky’ is a song that you can’t help but dance to. "We love listening to music from back in the day and try to re-imagine what it would sound like today.” reveals Carney.

From the primal energy of ‘Animal' to the seductive tones in ‘Freaky’, WOLVES have crafted a wildly diverse range of music built for pop radio and stadiums alike. Having already earned top spots on the Billboard charts and heavy rotation on Sirius XM Hits 1, the trio hopes to inspire audiences across the globe with their music, and to continue creating unforgettable songs that at once nod to the past and hurtle towards the future. ‘Freaky’ is set for release summer 2018.

 

Friday, 06 July 2018 14:49

Mayka - Watching You

Lyric Video For This Fun Track Out Now

              Mayka

 

Featuring candid footage of MAYKA shot with an atmospheric retro aesthetic, the video is a collage of light-hearted and surreal imagery, from relaxing in shopping trolleys to mysterious shots of smoking flowers.

Regarding the video MAYKA says, "I wanted to create something rough and decadent in contrast to the cheerful, summery vibes of the song. The video captures restlessness, destructivity and all the dark stuff that comes with temptation and wanting someone. Everything has a shadow side and that's something I'm obsessed with exploring. Overall the video is very DIY, it was filmed on a night out in Stockholm and I felt like I was 14 years old all over again.”

‘Watching You’ features minimalist production heavy with trap-influenced future bass and beats alongside MAYKA’s irresistible vocal hooks and a funky pop chorus.

Regarding the new single MAYKA says, “I´m really excited to share this song. ‘Watching You’ is a bittersweet pop song about temptation, always seeking what's no good for you and pushing boundaries just to get a rush. The sound is playful but at the same time it’s got some neat UK-bass elements, which I love. A perfect mix of dance and pop!”

‘Watching You’ follows the release of MAYKA’s debut single ‘Rich’ earlier this year, which shot its way into Spotify Viral Charts around the world and was a hit at Swedish radio.

 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:43

Becky & The Birds EP Video

Music Video Encapsulating The Entirety Of Her Recently Released Self-Titled Debut EP

              Becky And The Birds

 

An emotive and captivating work of art, the video translates each track on the EP into a moving visual interpretation, following six moments in six women’s lives. Flowing seamlessly through intimate portraits of love, melancholy and surreal hedonism, the video is a hugely perceptive study of emotion, character and relationships.

EP opener ‘Becky’ casts light onto a woman starting her day among the dappled morning light in her bedroom, while ‘Malaysia’ captures the fantasy of escapism in the big city and ‘Die While You Love Me’ follows the intensity of infatuation within mundane environments.

Becky and the Birds’ most recent single ‘Concept Store’, which has received huge acclaim and support from Communion’s Maz Tappuni at Radio X, sees a girl skate through the streets into a debauched house party.

The tearaway debut single ‘Holding On’ follows a late night journey of a distraught driver and the EP and video finishes with ‘My Man’, which stars Thea Gustafsson herself in an embrace with a man.

The Becky and the Birds EP features a genre-spanning blend of lush electronics, with nods to trip-hop and ‘90s R&B and the result is reminiscent of SZA, Solange and Erykah Badu. It finds Becky and the Birds taking ownership of her work while rejecting the pop-saturated sound of her native Sweden, resulting in a true-to-self, multifaceted project.

 

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