In a world where adversity and diversity constantly threaten to tear us apart, dance music culture has always provided a safe haven of unity. Felix Cartal emulates this feeling in his new release “Hold Tight”, the B-side track to his recent hit “Get What You Give.” Though the track only possesses one lyrical sampling—its namesake “Hold Tight”—it conveys an emotionally powerful message through its euphoric and yet wistful melodies. It’s a song for the tough times, when everyone needs to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel; it’s a song for the good times, too, when it seems as though life couldn’t possibly be better. “I liked the Hold Tight phrase, which I sampled from “Get What You Give”, as a theme,” says Felix, “I think embraces are very powerful, and the mood of the song has this sort of unresolved feeling – like we are all searching for a moment of togetherness.” This one could be a tear-jerker or a complete bliss-out experience at a live show. In either case, Cartal proves that sometimes, all you need is a hug. “Hold Tight” is released in collaboration between Polydor Records, Capitol Records, and Physical Presents and the single just got its official music video.
► BUY/STREAM (CLICK HERE)
With his dreamy, melodic and yet dance-floor friendly sound, Felix Cartal has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in modern dance music. His Spotify channel has garnered over 45 million streams, and his track “Killing Time” with R3hab reached over 4 million streams just a few weeks after its release. Felix’s appeal lies in his ability to convey complex emotions through his music, like the hopeful angst of his recent release “Get What You Give,” leaving listeners with a positive emotional catharsis. To this effect, “Get What You Give” has soared to the #1 spot on Sirius XM Chill and the Hype Machine and is quickly climbing the Canadian Top 40 radio chart. With such immense recent successes, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Felix Cartal. Catch him on one of his North American tour dates this fall to experience the magic for yourself.
MORE INFO ON FELIX CARTAL
Kohen Teams Up With Mert Can & Garonzos On “Overload”
Kohen is back on Alok’s CONTROVERSIA with his EDM vocal gem “Overload.” The Brazilian artist teamed up with two startup producers: Turkish producer Mert Can, most well known for his successful track “Butterfly Effect,” and India-based Garonzos, who has released on Storm Music Group and Oxytime Records. “Overload” hits with a minimal, riding bassline combined with groovy melodies and surreal, soulful vocals; the result is a production that feels both at home on the dancefloor and on the radio. The release follows Kohen’s recent “Magic Night” with Kenny Musik and his remix for Bhaskar and Yves V’s “Round My Head,” both on CONTROVERSIA. He has already released on labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Hexagon, STMPD RCRDS, Sony, Universal Music, and Som Livre.
Throughout his career, Kohen’s music has found homes on labels including CONTROVERSIA, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Hexagon, STMPD RCRDS, Sony, Universal Music, and Som Livre. His dynamic style garnered him support from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tiesto, Hardwell, and Alok himself. He’s been releasing on CONTROVERSIA since 2020, when he debuted with his now-hit track “Waiting” (which amassed 2,1M streams on Spotify). Kohen has also remixed Alok’s “Wherever You Go” in collaboration with Bhaskar for an exclusive release with Amazon Music and collaborated with Alok and Lithuanian artist Gaullin in the cover of Era’s “Ameno” (4,3M streams on Spotify). He’s also recently collaborated with Vintage Culture, Liu, Vinne, Felguk, as well as created official remixes for the likes of Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Bhaskar, Dubdogz, Vintage Culture, and Cat Dealers. Keep an eye out for more remixes from this talented up-and-comer.
CONNECT WITH KOHEN NOW!
Alan Walker Remixes R3HAB’s Iconic Hit “All Around The World”
R3HAB recruits his fellow heavyweight Alan Walker for a remix of his iconic hit “All Around The World” with A Touch Of Class from 2019, which remains R3HAB’s most streamed and most certified release to date. It’s a tough act to follow, but the one and only Alan Walker puts a fresh spin on it.
Walker honors the original’s Disco influence and layers in some groovy, euphoric melodies and an energetic breakdown. “All Around The World” first became a hit with A Touch of Class’s release in 2000, and with the return of everything early-aughts, this is the perfect time for a revival so that the hit can rule clubs and festivals around the world (literally) once again.
It’s out on Virgin Records/Universal Music and celebrates half a billion streams of the original version on Spotify alone, with 30 platinum certifications globally and a brand new gold plaque in the US, confirmed a few days ago. Read below what R3HAB and Alan had to say about the opportunity to remix the track:
“My single ‘All Around The World’ recently racked up half a billion streams on Spotify. This is an incredible milestone in my career, and I’m extremely grateful. To celebrate, I’ve asked Alan Walker to work on a new version. Alan is a pioneer, and I’m glad that I trusted him with this as he came up with a refreshing and surprising take. I hope both our fans will like this new approach and will celebrate with us all around the world.” — R3HAB
“When R3HAB asked me to make a remix of this classic, I had to jump on it. I hope my remix gets the Walkers around the world in a party mood, and create new amazing memories on it.” — Alan Walker
CONNECT WITH R3HAB NOW!
Yantosh Delivers Future Rave Masterpiece “About You” — LISTEN
Hailing from Slovakia, gifted DJ and music producer Yantosh strikes back with another powerful release. “About You” is the new masterpiece being released via Future Rave Music, and it’s ready to conquer dance floors all over the world.
Following previous popular releases with the same label, Future Rave Music, like “Feelings” in collaboration with Nanoviola or “Collide” alongside Bromo, with whom he also shares the stage as part of the duo ‘Bromo & Yantosh’ and “Darkness” with NK, LA, and Ken Bauer; this time, he delivers a new banger that displays all his talent and remarkable production skills.
The continuous development of his impressive sound and style showcases elements of the Future Rave genre and has been taking Yantosh to higher grounds, allowing him to share his music with hundreds of thousands of listeners across major streaming platforms, and while he’s been pushing boundaries and earning accolades with every release he presents, this is, surely, only the beginning of Yantosh’s bright musical future.
With a big mainstage feel, “About You” kicks off with an energetic beat, growling bass lines, and staggering synths, setting the stage for this uplifting and refreshing track that has everything it takes to be Yantosh’s next hit. Playful pads, panned sonic elements and the hypnotizing main vocals add dynamic to this unbeatable party starter.
The hard-hitting Future Rave drop adds a new layer to this stimulating and electrifying listening experience. Listeners and followers of this genre can definitely expect an exclusive and unprecedented musical journey guided by the one and only Yantosh.
Make sure to follow him as he continues to share his sounds and vision with the world, by releasing hard-hitting productions that further prove why his name is one to follow.
“About You” is out now and available in all major streaming platforms and online stores.