Canadian producer Felix Cartal teamed up with singer/songwriter Lights for his debut single of 2019, the emotive and yet entirely groove-worthy “Love Me”. Delivering organic instrumental chords, indulgent melodies and a stunning vocal performance by Lights, “Love Me” is one track you’ll want to have on repeat, especially when romance is on your mind. The new release is the first time these two talented artists have joined forces, following Felix’s last single “Mood” from his “Next Season” album and Lights’ “Drama Free” with deadmau5.
On collaborating with Lights, Felix reflects, “The thing that made this collaboration so special is that we’re literally the only two people involved in this song. I wrote an instrumental, Lights wrote an initial lyric idea, we refined the chorus and arrangement together, then she tracked her vocals herself and I did all the production myself. It’s just us two creating every single piece of this song. A true collab. I love how it turned out.”
With his energetic, melodic and yet dance-floor friendly sound, Felix Cartal has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in modern dance music. The last year proved to be catalytic for the producer, who was included in Billboard’s “13 Dance Artists Who Dominated 2017” feature and whose Spotify channel has over 170 million streams. Felix’s appeal lies in his ability to convey complex emotions through his music, like the hopeful angst of “Get What You Give,” leaving listeners with a positive emotional catharsis. “Get What You Give” went on to top multiple Billboard charts-as well as be named one of Billboard’s “50 Best Dance/Electronic Tracks of 2017”- and became a Canadian Certified Gold record and Juno Award nominee. 2018’s release of Felix’s poignantly self-reflective album “Next Season” further upped the ante for the producer with tracks like “Mood”, “Walking By,” “Faces” and “Everyone But Me” which earned him a 2019 Juno Award nomination for Electronic Album of the Year. His release of “Love Me” begins a series of brand new tracks from Felix, and you never know what he’ll come up with next.
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Discover Why Kostas’ Dance-Pop Song “Ocean” Will Have You Hooked
Hear the latest Dance-Pop song from this rising European artist called Kostas. The feel-good vibes of “Ocean” make it so irresistibly catchy I can’t stop myself from singing it. Despite the sunny season is ending you can expect a magical ode to the beach and their surroundings. Interestingly, he applies figurative language like simile and metaphor through lyrics in order to describe his lover.
In other words, songwriting reflects his very own fantasy. Furthermore, “Ocean” will also keep you hooked with the Oh-oh-oh-oh… repetition in the chorus. It’s safe to say, Kostas’ smooth and clear vocals are his real forte too. So, isn’t this is the perfect radio-friendly track to help keep things warm? Then, if you’re ready for it, please stream in full below.
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Denis First & Reznikov’s World Premiere Of “Taking Off” On Ultra Records — LISTEN
Russian producers Denis First & Reznikov make their debut on Ultra Records with their new Dance-Pop crossover track “Taking Off” and it’s guaranteed to fly you to a blissful place. The track delivers soaring, euphoric violin melodies combined with a gently undulating bassline and soulful feminine vocals – the formulaic grand trifecta for a summertime hit. No matter if you hear this track during a sunset show at your favorite festival or blasting on the radio while you’re cruising with the windows down, “Taking Off” is bound to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. The track follows Denis First & Reznikov’s recent original releases “Shameless” (on Universal/Island), “Move On” (Future House Music), “Heart Away” and “Empty” (both on Enhanced Music).
“The track features magic vocals and that charming sound of a violin that makes you wanna cry and dance and love at the same time. The track is already performing great on the radio – looking forward to seeing it become the next radio hit of the summer!” – Denis First & Reznikov
Denis First & Reznikov are academically trained music producers who first combined forces to make unofficial remixes of their favorite tracks. This eventually led to their first official release in 2016, which has progressed into official remixes for iconic artists such as R3HAB, Galantis, Cash Cash, Nikki Vianna, Madison Mars, Janieck and others. With the release of “Empty” and earlier tracks, the two have proved to be just as dexterous at original productions. Keep an eye out for Denis First & Reznikov as they continue to flex their talent with more new music coming soon!
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Half An Orange Debut The Newest Concept Track “Sunscreen” From Upcoming EP
Everyone’s favorite astronauts, Half an Orange, are back with the first single “Sunscreen” from their upcoming EP “Mostly We Grow Pt.2.” The duo delivers their unique style and meaningful songwriting through organic instrumental melodies, breezy soundscapes and positive lyrics like “I’m running out of karma, I don’t think I’ll make it much longer, but with you, by my side, I feel stronger.” At its core, “Sunscreen” is about the feeling of security and positivity from a high school love, likening that person to sunscreen because they blocked out all the negative parts of teenage life. Like its namesake, the track seems made for the long, balmy and easygoing days of summers spent with good company, setting the tone for Half an Orange’s full EP. The track’s accompanying video is bound to be just as vibrant and otherworldly as we have come to expect from this ultra-creative duo. “Sunscreen” follows Half an Orange’s 2018 EP “Mostly We Grow “and their single “Old Friends,” which gained incredible popularity when gamer Ninja debuted it on his Twitch channel and eventually starred in the music video.
Andrew Spellman and Michael Maloof got the idea for the name “Half an Orange” from a Portuguese expression that Michael learned while living on a beach in Brazil for a year. Meaning that everyone is half of something and looking for the person, thing or purpose that completes them, Half an Orange truly comes alive through the duo’s fusion of instrumental and electronic elements coupled with emotive vocals and poignant lyrics. The Ohio natives stand out from the crowd by animating and illustrating all their own music videos, all of which feature orange-helmed astronauts as an expression of feeling lost and alone in an overwhelming world. Their music videos for “Old Friends,” “End of the Moon” and “Buzz Lightyear” have won awards at the New Media Film Festival in LA, Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, Short. Sweet. Film Fest, NYC Independent Film Festival, and more. After gaining significant traction with their first “Mostly We Grow” EP, we can’t wait to experience the rest of the “Pt. 2” EP coming soon. Keep an eye out for Half an Orange’s adventures.
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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike + Nicky Romero Team Up For Festival Anthem “Everybody Clap”
Legendary dance music powerhouses Nicky Romero + Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, join forces on a festival anthem, “Everybody Clap”. Out now on Protocol Recordings, the electro-progressive house fusion wastes no time getting the party started. The collaboration begins strong with driving percussion and bouncy basslines, while trumpet-inspired synths add some topline texture to this dancefloor-ready groove. As its vocal riff states, “Everybody Clap” is a track born for the club and festival circuit, which is precisely what we have come to know and love from both Romero and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike over the years. Just like their previous collaboration “Here We Go,” the new release made its spectacular debut at Tomorrowland this summer. Both artists are in the midst of exciting ventures: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have just released “Instagram” with David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Nitti Natasha, while Nicky recently released the first segment of his “Redefine” documentary and teamed up with Stadiumx & Sam Martin on “Love You Forever.” Here’s hoping these guys will make collaborations a yearly occasion!
From young musical wunderkind to renowned performer, producer, label head, Nicky Romero’s illustrious career has brought him to the forefront of modern electronic music. His early hits like “Legacy” with Krewella and the #1 “I Could Be The One” with Avicii took the world by storm, but Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, Romero has continued his personal successes with tracks such as “Ups & Downs” with W&W, “Sometimes” with DallasK & XYLØ, “Be Somebody” with Steve Aoki and Kiiara and more. Additionally, his Protocol Radio show receives over 40M listeners every week across over 100 FM radio stations worldwide and showcases the label’s roster of incredible talent. Romero recently announced his “Redefine” concept video, which will feature a three-part series detailing his past, present, and future of music. Catch Nicky touching down all over the globe on his “Redefine” tour, including residencies in Vegas at Hakkasan and Omnia, Balaton Sound in Hungary, Laroc in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Makuhari Beach in Tokyo, Emporium Festival in The Netherlands, and forthcoming performances at Lavo in New York City, Pampilhosa Da Serra in Portugal; Mysteryland in The Netherlands and more! Check out the list of dates below and consider planning a vacation to catch Nicky in an exotic destination!
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Sophia Shy Unleashes Energetic Music, Here’s “Love Is Home”!
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Sophia Shy continues to reach incredible heights. Certainly, “Love Is Home” is the perfect combination of energetic music and strong vocals. Upon first listen, you can tell the high energy builds will transport listeners directly to the dancefloor. Nevertheless, through the lyrics, she shares a relatable experience of missing someone you love. Well, home is exactly where you hang your heart, and it has a special meaning in our lives. With this in mind, Sophia also excels in songwriting as she’s channeling her feelings authentically. I truly believe she’s becoming one of the most creative female producers in the game. Please, check this out, it’s really cool!
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