Armin van Buuren And R3HAB’s Empowering First Collab “Love We Lost”
Some collabs are so monumental fans will be raving long before its release, and Armin van Buuren and R3HAB‘s first joint effort serves as the perfect example. A delightfully catchy crossover track between two of the Netherlands’ foremost electronic music giants, “Love We Lost” (feat. Simon Ward) is designed to bring out the feeling of summer whilst giving listeners the strength to fight for the things they believe in. With over 50 million monthly listeners on Spotify between them, Armin van Buuren and R3HAB know how to rouse the global crowd and make it happen yet again with their debut collab. Underlining the poppy chords, empowering lyrics, and strong vocal presence of Simon Ward with an audacious, mainstage-tailored production, the Dutchmen supply fans with the only reason they’ll ever need to throw their arms to the sky and roar to their hearts’ content.
“What I love so much about ‘Love We Lost’ is the special message it holds. Narrated to perfection by Simon Ward, the lyrics tells us that some things are worth fighting for even if the odds are stacked against us. I’m super stoked to have produced this track in tandem with Fadil/R3HAB, as I think very highly of him. I hope everyone who listens to the record will feel as inspired as we did when we created this song.” — Armin van Buuren
“I’m thrilled to share my long-anticipated collab with Armin van Buuren, a fellow Dutch industry leader I admire for his sonic footprint in the past decade.’Love We Lost’ is exactly what I pictured when discussing this collaboration with Armin early on. I’m happy that we managed to blend both of our signature styles while incorporating Simon Ward’s lion-hearted vocals. To me, it’s a record with resonating lyrics that share our message of only moving mountains for things in life that truly matter.” — R3HAB
Armin van Buuren has long been a global ambassador for electronic music. The five-time #1 DJ in the world and current #3 has seven full-length artist albums to his name and continues to cultivate a massive worldwide following through his weekly A State Of Trance radio show, event series, and album series, reaching 40 million listeners from 80 different countries on a weekly basis. In non-COVID times, Armin van Buuren headlined more than 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), and Tomorrowland (Belgium) plus residencies on Ibiza and in Las Vegas.
Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. With his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Calvin Harris, anthems such as the Platinum-certified ‘All Around The World (La La La)’ and ‘Lullaby’, and collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game. While his own work has collected over 7 billion streams to date and 1.1 billion in 2021 alone, R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK label has clocked up over 4 billion streams since its inception in 2016. R3HAB continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist and one of the streaming platform’s Top 200 most streamed acts, ranked #12 in DJ Mag’s prestigious Top 100 DJs chart and has earned over 55 Gold and Platinum certificates. Additionally, he has embarked on multiple sold-out worldwide tours, was the first dance music artist to sell out 15 consecutive shows in China, and performed at the world’s top festivals: EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, DWP Jakarta and more. Ever flaunting his innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB has earned his place as a household name in dance music.
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Sandro Silva Returns To Dim Mak After 13 Years, Drops “Epic” Ft. Angger Dimas
Veteran producer Sandro Silva is back with a vengeance in the form of his new track “Dance With Me,” for which he teamed up with one of the finest Indonesian exports Angger Dimas. The track incorporates a winning combination of sinister synths, epic basslines, and breathy vocals that make it a guaranteed festival anthem. Silva brings back his signature sound with the big-room drop, which fans may recognize from his iconic breakthrough hit “Epic” back in 2011. “Dance With Me” is further evidence that EDM’s heyday is far from over, and you’re bound to hear this one in sets at your favorite festival this summer across the globe. The single is out now on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, the artists’ first appearance on the label since Sandro’s “Told Ya” in 2010 and Angger’s “XXX” with Oliver Twizt in 2013.
“Super happy to return on Dim Mak after 13 years! This single perfectly combines the sounds of Angger and me. Lots of percussion sounds and extraordinary leads combined with a lot of energy. I hope the world is ready for this one;)” — Sandro Silva
“I am happy that finally, after 12 years of working on remixes for our songs, Sandro and I are now releasing a collaboration! Also, what makes it perfect is this song is being released on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. It’s great to return to the label after 10 years” — Angger Dimas
Sandro Silva established himself as one of the pioneers in modern electronic dance music. Discovered and embraced at a young age by the likes of Tiësto, David Guetta, and Calvin Harris, he enjoyed massive successes early on in his career. Back in 2011, it was his astronomical hit record “Epic” together with Quintino, that shot him to worldwide fame. Remaining a steady presence ever since, he’s collaborated with the likes of W&W and 3 Are Legend, and remixed similar key players like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and Laidback Luke. The musical road he’s taken has been a fast one, creating a new wave with his big room sound and continuously pushing and evolving his career. After years of touring and hitting the elite hotspots and biggest festivals around the globe, he remains ever so focused on pushing his own boundaries and showcasing his new music to the world.
Angger Dimas is an Indonesian-born DJ and music producer known for leading the new age of Asian talent to the dance music scene. Angger Dimas dominated the 2010s dance music scene, touring the globe and playing some of the largest music festivals like Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Ultra Music Festival. He also collaborated with well-respected acts such as Tiësto, Showtek, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Iggy Azalea, Travis Porter, and many more.
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DVBBS Join Forces With Jeremih & SK8 For “Crew Thang”
Canadian brothers DVBBS teams up with Grammy-nominated R&B artist Jeremih and singer-songwriter SK8 for “Crew Thang,” a genre-bending collaboration. The track’s unique style rides on dynamic melodies and groovy house basslines, all wrapped up with upbeat but velveteen vocals for a perfect balance of sexy and fun. This combination makes for the perfect anthem, launching this year’s summer season, making unforgettable memories, and doing your own crew thang on or off the dance floor. It follows DVBBS’s “Synergy” with Timmy Trumpet from last month, “Next To You” with Loud Luxury and Kane Brown from February, and the cheeky “SH SH SH (Hit That)” with Wiz Khalifa, Urfavxboyfriend and Goldsoul from the same month, also on Ultra Records. Jeremih recently released “Chose You” with French Montana, and earlier his solo single “Changes” on Def Jam/Universal Music Group. Be on the lookout for an official music video for “Crew Thang,” coming out very soon.
“Summer starts now… Big love to Jeremih for lending us his incredibly talented voice and our bro SK8 for making this come to life. ‘Crew Thang’ is for you and your crew to turn up. 2023 vibes.” — DVBBS
“Following a huge single off my last project featuring DVBBS and Wiz Khalifa, I’m stoked to create something special with DVBBS again, and this time with Jeremih – an artist I’ve looked up to for a minute. ‘Crew Thang’ is a blend of uptempo house mixed with pop melodies that make you feel good and wanna dance. This is another super proud moment in my career. Looking forward to touring and performing this song all summer.” — SK8
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Repiet Debuts On Protocol Recordings With “Don’t Think Twice”
Dutch artist Repiet releases his impressive solo track “Don’t Think Twice” on Protocol Recordings, a mesmerizing progressive gem that’s perfect for the established label’s sound. Opening with captivating female vocals, the record quickly gains momentum with a distinctive bouncy synth coupled with shimmering melodies and a driving bassline. “Don’t Think Twice” is a representation of Repiet’s evolution as a producer, its mixture of sophistication, emotion, and energy making for an addictive tune that’s fit for radio or club treatment. “Don’t Think Twice” is Repiet’s fourth official release on the label but the first one on Protocol Recordings, following three on Protocol Lab – Nicky Romero’s imprint for upcoming talent.
Founded by Nicky Romero in 2012, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy hitters, complemented by immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Teamworx, Marcus Santoro, Stadiumx, Lukas Vane, Almero, Timmo Hendriks, Marc Benjamin and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All of Protocol’s artists make for a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor, and Repiet is the newest up-and-comer on the scene. Before “Don’t Think Twice,” Repiet’s recent “So High” with Lucles gained a lot of support, went viral on TikTok, and amassed 100K streams on Spotify in the 1st week. His track “Stuck On You” with Andrew A launched the Protocol Lab sublabel in January 2022, while his “Your Love” with VIANI was featured on Protocol ADE 2022 compilation. The Dutch artist is off to a promising start, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!