Nicky Romero‘s ventured into new territory by releasing his country-inspired release “Rise” with Stadiumx featuring Matluck back in August. Now the track has received two huge remixes from dance music legends Afrojack and Thomas Gold. Each version has a unique take on the song’s upbeat rhythms and organic instrumentals: Afrojack turns up the heat with his signature driving house basslines and dynamic percussion that turns “Rise” into a hard-hitting club track, while Thomas Gold’s melodic approach creates a dancefloor-friendly, uplifting experience reminiscent of festival progressive anthems. Both versions keep the soulful and heartfelt lyrics, ensuring that “Rise” keeps its inspiring essence. The Afrojack’s and Thomas Gold’s remixes are out on Nicky Romero’s imprint Protocol Recordings, which has been exploring new avenues of sound recently by incorporating various music genres into their productions.
The “Rise” remixes bring together three electronic music veterans, each with their own unique success story. Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. Romero’s resume is an impressive and lengthy string of hits including iconic originals and collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, NERVO, ZEDD, Steve Aoki and more. Through the constant evolution of his sound and reinvestment in emerging artists on his label Protocol, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Afrojack has been a household name in electronic music over the last decade with classics like “Take Over Control” and “Jack That Body,” but he’s not done yet; in addition to running his label Wall Recordings, the Dutch artist has just released his new “Press Play” EP, featuring music that’s more explosive than ever. “Press Play” also features Nicky Romero’s remix of Afrojack’s “One More Day.” Thomas Gold is known for his trance, progressive and tech house based productions such as “Take Me Home,” “Believe” and “Begin Again” and remains an influential force in electronic music today. He consistently delivers electrifying performances at some of the biggest clubs in the world and recently released “Orinoco” with Protocol Recordings’ veteran Corey James. Keep an eye out for new music and live shows from these three industry titans!
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WATCH: Alok & Ava Max Drop The Best Car Racing Music Video!
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled visual experience like no other with the best car racing music video ever created! This clip accompanies Alok and Ava Max‘s latest club hit, “Car Keys (Ayla).”
The Brazilian artist creatively uses the art of sampling on this single by recycling one of DJ Ayla’s 90s classics in an infectious EDM beat drop. As a result, you’ll love the fact that there’s a touch of nostalgia due to the popular Trance melody.
Not so long ago, Alok expressed his long-standing desire to collaborate with Ava Max and surprisingly his wish became a reality. Without a doubt, their talents complement each other perfectly.
Of course, this fabulous track and so many others can be found on The Best Running Playlist — Top EDM 2023 via Spotify. Furthermore, listening to “Car Keys (Ayla)” at high volume is an experience that will leave you breathless and eager for more.
So, rev up your engines, and witness how Alok and Ava Max drop the best car racing music video of the year. Clearly, this collaborative effort is racing to the top of the international charts and into the hearts of fans worldwide.
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LUM!X Drops Nostalgic Feel-Good Dance-Pop Single “Kids Like Us”
Austrian-Italian electronic protege LUM!X returns with his newest release, “Kids Like Us,” a unique and uplifting Dance-Pop smash that conveys the youthful energy of its namesake. Pairing cinematic and euphonious melodies with a dynamic, uplifting drop, LUM!X makes a true statement by incorporating an attention-grabbing and singalong chorus featuring children’s voices.
The combination of joyous and nostalgic elements creates a truly special sonic experience that will transport the listener to the favorite childhood memories and partially encourage you to embrace the present moment with the same type of wonderment. LUM!X has been on a hot streak the last few years, achieving an incredible milestone of 2 billion streams across all platforms, as well as 2 diamond, 22 platinum, and 9 gold certifications under his belt.
LUCiD & FRiENDS is the pseudonym for a newly formed songwriting collective, whose members have been working with the likes of Karol G, Camila Cabello, Iggy Azalea, MNEK, Cheat Codes, Selena Gomez, Marshmello, Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, and more.
“‘Kids Like Us’ is a song that has a very special place in my heart. As I crafted the beats and melodies, I felt the music come alive, a vibrant tapestry of sound that beckoned you to feel like a kid again. The title came from a place deep within my heart, a longing for the innocence of youth when the world was a playground, and worries were but fleeting whispers. Like a technicolor dream, the song paints vivid images of laughter, sun-drenched afternoons, and endless possibilities. Each note was a brushstroke, every lyric a stroke of nostalgia’s brush. It was a melody that transported you back in time while keeping one foot firmly in the now, a balancing act of emotion and innovation. What started out as a very uncommon and difficult topline ended up being one the most emotional songs I’ve ever worked on. The big vocal hook, together with the pop-ish verses, is something very different from what I usually produce, but for me, that’s the magic about this record” — LUM!X
At just 21 years old, Austrian-Italian musician LUM!X, real name Luca Michlmayr, is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the global electronic music scene. To date, LUM!X’s songs have been streamed well over 2 billion times, leading him to over 30 diamond, platinum and gold certifications. With a signature style that’s as smooth as it is hard and refreshing as it is versatile, LUM!X represents the next step in the evolution of the modern DJ, bringing with him a sound that’s not only primed for the radio and the club, but geared for the viral airwaves as well. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry already, including Gabry Ponte, DVBBS, KSHMR, and remixed the likes of Robin Schulz, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, and R3HAB to name only a few. In 2022, he became one of the first DJs to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Austria in the competition. In 2023, he also won two prizes at the Amadeus Awards of Austria for Song Of The Year and Best Dance Act with his song “Halo,” featuring Pia Maria.
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Cash Cash & Taylor Dayne Team Up On 2023’s Take On “Tell It To My Heart”
The unstoppable production Dance-Pop trio Cash Cash teams up with one of the Top Dance artists of all time – Taylor Dayne, for their new smash hit, a 2023 take on “Tell It To My Heart,” originally released by Taylor back in 1987 as her debut single, after which she rose to global stardom.
Cash Cash’s new song incorporates newly recorded, simply stunning vocals from Taylor Dayne while adding fresh elements of autotune and vocoder to certain samples to make for a groovy and digitized sound. The New Jersey-based producer and songwriter group incorporates their dynamic sound in the form of upbeat, emotive chords and a progressive bassline mixed with in-your-face synths, giving the track a modern flavor of old-school, Disco-inspired ballads that pull on heartstrings for many years to come.
“Tell It To My Heart” is out on Ultra Records/Sony Music.
“‘Tell It To My Heart’ was such a legendary song of its time with such a unique sound. The vocals alone had such a powerful instant melody that in combination with the lyrics, made for an infectious hook. The track also had such a fun, iconic 80’s tone with the synths and instruments that we really wanted to preserve in our version. I think we found the perfect balance in taking a trip down memory lane while going someplace new at the same time. There’s a popular phrase that a hit song is a hit song no matter how it’s dressed up. We took this already phenomenal song and put a whole new 2023 suit and tie on it. Taylor also is one of those artists that’s simply #stillgotit, and it shows in this version in which she completely recorded brand new vocals for.” — Cash Cash
“I am really excited for fans around the world to hear my new single and collaboration with the great team Cash Cash ‘Tell It To My Heart.'” — Taylor Dayne