In a true global joining of forces, Denmark’s HEDEGAARD, US’ Brandon Beal, and China’s Lizzy Wang have just released their stunning collaboration – “The Ones We Lost.” The three artists incorporate both poignant emotion and dancefloor-worthy productions in the track, which opens with Beal’s soulful vocals and a captivating guitar melody that adds a haunting, melancholic edge to the track.
Meanwhile, the progressive and euphonious bassline adds the perfect groove, making “The Ones We Lost” a very powerful summer anthem with depth and groove. Listeners may recognize the original sample from the song “Pretty Little Ditty” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, which was further popularized by Crazy Town on the global hit “Butterfly.”
HEDEGAARD and Brandon Beal previously worked together on their hit “Twerk It Like Miley,” which currently has over 110M streams on Spotify and 255M on Youtube. Read on to hear what the artists had to say about their newest creation:
“Instead of doing a track in the style we’ve done in the past, HEDEGAARD and I wanted to create something else – a new and more mature approach for us together, without me rapping but singing instead, and with a storyline that is not party-related at all; a celebration of a long incredible journey and friendship, and an ode to ‘The Ones We Lost’ along the way. Once we had the sample, we wanted to involve an artist that normally works with the tech house genre, to add some fresh elements to the song. With the recent success in China, it was natural to look for a collaborating artist in that market, and Lizzy Wang is both the biggest female DJ in the country, while she also has a lot of experience with releasing tech house. It was a match made in heaven, and together we added bits and pieces from both our worlds, which turned out to be a soul/pop/tech house hybrid.” — Brandon Beal
“Working with Brandon again felt like old friends coming together, and the energy was electric, turning the recording sessions into an epic musical party. Lizzy’s unique style and sound were a perfect complement to the track, and the synergy between the three of us was evident from the start. It’s been amazing to see the response to our work in the Chinese territory, which I have come to love as a new home market, after visiting the beautiful Country, and meeting the incredible fans, which I feel lucky to have supporting me. This record truly holds a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to share it with the world. ‘The Ones We Lost’ is a testament to the joy of creating music, celebrating friendships, and paying homage to the music that has inspired us throughout our journey.” — HEDEGAARD
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Ape Rave Club Releases Digitized Single “Let The Music Take Control”
Ape Rave Club, the world’s first performing NFT artist – is back to wow listeners with another out-of-this-world production in the form of their new single “Let The Music Take Control.” The track fits perfectly with Ape Rave Club’s mysterious identity with its heavily digitized elements, which are present in everything from the sultry vocals that open the track to its sparkling top beat.
Balanced with a groovy, deep bassline and infused with housey kickdrums, “Let The Music Take Control” is an upbeat, dancefloor-friendly tune that has a compelling story behind it.
The origin of the track is one and the same as the origin of Ape Rave Club, back when he was just a regular crypto ape who had made it big in the year 2031. “Giba,” as he was known back then, spent most of his time watching 3D movies at the Bored Ape Cinema, and one day found himself transported into Tomorrowland 2019 aftermovie. Like most natural-born ravers, Giba was immediately hooked – and the rave became his calling in life.
He spent countless hours in his studio treehouse and then his rave cave, learning to DJ so that he could test his skills in the physical world. Shortly after, he manifested his dream of playing at Tomorrowland in 2022 on the festival’s iconic Mainstage.
Ape Rave Club combines the universal language of music, special experiences, and endless ways to connect with fans on a whole new level. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates coming soon at Ape Rave Club.
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Alan Walker, Dash Berlin & Vikkstar Collide On “Better Off (Alone, Pt. III)”
In an unusual collision of forces, Norwegian superstar Alan Walker teams up with veteran producers Dash Berlin and British gaming sensation Vikkstar for “Better Off (Alone Pt. III),” for which the talented creative minds gave new life to one of the 90s most iconic dance tracks. “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” contains the original’s catchy vocals together with a spotlight on the “I think you better come along” lyric, while progressive melodies and euphonious basslines are infused into the classic Eurodance beats to make for a unique combination of past and present.
It is also the third installment of Alan Walker’s “Alone” series, which began in 2016 with the title track “Alone” and continued with 2019’s “Alone Pt. II” with Ava Max. This meaningful trilogy shares a common thread of positivity and unity, encouraging listeners to support and look out for one another on and off the dance floor (you can find content related to the series under the #BetterComeAlong hashtag).
On this project, Alan – known for always helping young talent, took Vikkstar – who was brand new to producing music, under his wing as part of his personal mission to lift up talented artists and bring their music to the world. The producers from Dash Berlin loved what Walker and Vikkstar were doing with the early versions of “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” and wanted to get involved in it instantly.
“Teaming up with Dash Berlin and Vikkstar for ‘Better Off (Alone Pt. III)’ has been a creative whirlwind. We’ve reimagined a beloved 90s gem, infusing it with a contemporary twist that’s bound to resonate with fans old and new. This collaboration embodies the magic of music – a fusion of nostalgia and innovation.” — Alan Walker
“Proud to be a part of this momentous team up with dance music icon Alan Walker and legendary YouTube phenomenon Vikkstar, together with Dash Berlin producers Seb & Eelke celebrating 25 years of their monster hit ‘Better Off Alone’. Reborn and reworked as a magical future classic as part of Alan Walker’s celebrated ‘Alone’ saga, ready to make the whole world sing along with us once again.” — Ryan Fieret from Dash Berlin
“Dance music has been something I’ve loved for over a decade, simply as a fan. Meanwhile, attending festivals all over the world, from Tomorrowland to EDC Las Vegas to Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Alan and I have been friends for over five years, always making an effort to meet up whenever we’re in the same country. He encouraged me to venture outside my comfort zone and start DJing firstly, then to experiment with music production. Being able to work on this project with a close friend has been a great experience, with lots to learn. I’ve been quietly producing & working on my own music. I’m very excited that my first-ever release will be a collaboration not only with Alan but also with Dash Berlin. Both artists have a legendary reputation and it’s been an honor to join them.” — Vikkstar
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Want Dance Music With Female Vocals? Hear “Krazy” By VASSY
If you’re on the hunt for Dance music with female vocals, your search stops right here. VASSY, the electrifying artist known for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits, has unleashed her brand new music video for “Krazy.”
There’s no denying it; this is a gift for those who live for the party scene! Additionally, her singing voice steps into the limelight, by injecting the song with a blend of energy and heartfelt emotion.
Most importantly, “Krazy” serves as a reminder that music can be a powerful tool for empowerment, as these lyrics inspire you to be a beacon of strength and confidence. Plus, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
On the other hand, while it’s true that music appreciation is deeply personal, I still believe that dance music with female vocals sounds better than male vocals because they are more melodic, emotive, and harmonious. Of course, this comes accompanied by songwriting, and the production quality.
In short, “Krazy” will leave you wanting more, so look no further, and explore more options via Spotify through the Best Running Playlist — Top EDM 2023.