After debuting on Protocol Recordings with “I Can’t Do It” in 2018, Futuristic Polar Bears are back with another Vocal House gem – “You & Me”. Featuring a bouncy bassline, breezy melodies, and smooth, sultry vocals, the track evokes daydreams of spontaneous summer romances in exotic locales. Futuristic Polar Bears have a knack for making music that is both radio and club friendly. “You & Me” is primed for singing along to and grooving on the dance floor or at the festival stage; we expect it to be getting some serious stage play this summer! The British duo’s last several months brought them releases on Revealed, Spinnin’s Wall Rec., Smash The House, Armada, and Ultra, and will hopefully be the second of many more Protocol tracks to come.
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Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. The British duo has a slew of successful original releases under their belts, as well as collaborations with Tiësto, Sultan + Shepard, Danny Howard, Thomas Newson, Sandro Silva, MATTN, Wolfpack, Yves, Henry Fong, East & Young and more. In addition to that, Futuristic Polar Bears have performed at notable venues and festivals, such as Tomorrowland, UshuaÏa, Ministry of Sound, Amnesia Ibiza, Marquee, Zouk, and Octagon. In 2016, they ranked at #40 in Beatport’s “Best of 2016 – Progressive House Artist” and were also nominated for a Beatport Award for Best Big Room Artist. Be on the lookout for more new music coming from this talented group soon!
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Pure House Music Magic: “Take It Back” By Mousse T. & Davie
Mousse T., has released a fresh jam called “Take It Back” featuring NYC vocalist Davie via Glitterbox Recordings. This legendary label is like a second home for the German House guru, who’s been rocking the dance floor for ages with his groovy style.
As a matter of fact, the talented British DJ and producer Ben Westbeech also joined the party, co-writing this adrenaline-pumping track. Certainly, you can expect a total ’90s throwback vibe, with RnB-inspired vocals flowing effortlessly over Mousse T.’s ultra-chic beats.
In a similar fashion, the music video promises a good time if you don’t stop watching before it’s over. Moreover, it strikes a balance between the old-school and the contemporary.
Whether you’re a DJ or simply a music aficionado, the contagious rhythm of “Take It Back” will have you moving within seconds. Also, don’t worry if you can’t resist hitting replay and accidentally making some noise in your neighborhood. Without a doubt, those nearby will be drawn in by its pure House music magic and might even join your groove.
At the end of the day, music has the incredible power to bring people together. Just check it out yourself!
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Soul Central Announce 20 Years Of “Strings Of Life” With New Version & Label
20 years on from first dominating the Music industry with a round of era-defining anthems, Soul Central present their own label CENTRL Music – Launching with a rework of their all-time anthem “Strings Of Life.”
Soul Central is most famously known for their version of “Strings Of Life” which became a worldwide anthem and one of the most prominent songs in clubland. The duo Paul Timothy and Matt Mckillop are presently celebrating 20 years at the forefront of House Music. The track originally placed Top Ten in the UK charts and received an NMC award for extensive radio plays following its release on the highly respected Defected Records. Time Out listed the song within “The 20 Best House Tracks Ever”, receiving similar accolades from The Guardian, LA Weekly, DJ Mag, and Mixmag.
Soul Central’s brand new take on the chart-topping classic has brought the track into the modern day, whilst maintaining the old-school essence of the original. A skill few can pull off. Strings Of Life / Un Amore Supremo pacing is a credit to the duo’s experience in arranging, where every build-up creates the perfect amount of tension leading towards the euphoric piano riff that is synonymous with the heart and soul of ‘House Music’.
The release has garnered support from industry players including Gorgon City, Joseph Capriati, LF System, Honey Dijon and Paco Osuna following on from their original supporters Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez, Sonny Fodera, LP Giobbi, Annie Mac, Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Hannah Wants, Paul Oakenfold, Sam Divine and Sarah Story.
“I’m beyond excited to share our new updated versions of one of the all-time clubland classics. Over the past two decades we have constantly evolved and remained firmly focussed on creating poignant, joyful releases that actively celebrate House music and the emotional connection it evokes.” — Timmy Vegas
The new version was first featured as the final track from Graeme Park’s Hacienda House Party during lockdown which is estimated to have engaged over 4 million listeners following their first show across digital platforms showcasing icons ranging from Moby, Danny Tenaglia, Inner City, and David Morales.
CENTRL will play host to a string of new releases from the duo as they catapult far beyond their original House roots. With new singles with E-Man from ‘It’s Yours’, Cevin Fisher, Inaya Day, and many more memorable names, the duo plans to take in a more electronic-focused vibe whilst aiming to supersede previous success.
“We have an incredible amount of music that we cannot wait to share. Over the last few years, we’ve been working to raise the bar musically and grow the brand with a whole new audience. It’s great to see so much love continuing for Soul Central and our releases. Strings Of Life / Un Amore Supremo is an important part of our journey and it’s amazing to see clubbers and DJ’s across the world in full support. We love to connect people on dancefloors and ignite sustained memories.” — Matt Mckillop
Soul Central continues to top charts, receiving a Grammy Award nomination for their collaboration with iconic vocalists Crystal Waters and Robin S. The Duo have also expanded their CENTRL Music brand to worldwide syndication, following on from their Galaxy FM Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, and Spain show and their new residency with Select Radio – The UK’s No.1 dance music station.
2023 saw the duo sign a multiple album deal with Tru Thoughts, and launch their ‘Days Of Disco’ brand in Ibiza recently featuring alongside Faithless, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), and Gok Wan whilst collating a run of hot new releases being scheduled. With all of this, the act shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
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30 Years Later Nils van Zandt Brings “Move On Baby” Back To Life
Paying homage to the legendary 90s hit, “Move On Baby” by Cappella, Nils van Zandt is unleashing his own sizzling rendition, and it’s bound to set your speakers on fire!
It’s been exactly 30 years since Cappella’s hit took the world by storm, becoming a global sensation. Today, the Dutch producer and DJ is here to revive the magic of this iconic track, but with a House music twist that’s ready to conquer your ears.
What’s more, Nils van Zandt has secured the blessing of the original Eurodance artists to use the main vocals, ensuring that this new version stays true to the essence of the classic.
Positively, you can expect high-energy beats, infectious rhythms, and the irresistible urge to hit the dance floor. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the 90s or just a curious listener, Nils van Zandt’s remake of “Move On Baby” is something that transcends generations.
Without further ado, I think it’s time to play it loud! Plus, after three decades the most nostalgic ones are the happiest with this spectacular adaptation. I have absolutely no complaints.
In fact, I encourage you to spread the word among your friends.