It’s finally here. Three years in the making, Manila Killa’s debut full-length album ‘Dusk’ arrives amidst massive anticipation from fans and industry alike. The expansive LP encompasses all the world and has come to know of Manila Killa’s diverse stylings into a cohesive work of art that accurately reflects his life journey and creative growth. The accompanying Dusk national headlining tour will be his most ambitious to date, kicking off on September 16th at the legendary Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado. For tickets and more info on the tour, head to www.manilakilla.com.
“Dusk is my debut album, the apex of the sound I’ve been crafting over the years. I spent a lot of time during quarantine reflecting on what I wanted out of creating a full-length album. I reached a realization that I wanted it to be a project that touched on all aspects of my inspirations and influences through dance music. The subjects and emotions I touched on consisted of heartbreak, yearning, and resolve; all things I considered throughout the creative process. I took a dance-music-driven approach to the production, reaching back to my roots and channeling the feelings I got when I first started listening to dance music. This album is something I’ve worked on my entire life and I hope that people can resonate with the ideas and energy I’ve put into it.” — Manila Killa
During his career, Manila Killa has built a sterling reputation for the immense quality and attention to detail behind all aspects of his creative output. However, to say this is the biggest project of his life would somehow still be an understatement for the emotions, time, and work put in for the final product. Dusk isn’t just a body of music, it’s quite literally a representation of who Manila Killa has become as an artist over the years, reflecting on his never-ending efforts towards perfection. The vulnerability and honesty on display showcase his most intimate thought processes, shedding light on how much of himself he’s had to put into bringing Dusk to life. This is his heart and soul, shared with the world.
Full ‘Dusk’ Tracklist:
1. Soul (intro)
2. Dusk feat. Lights
3. Never Easy feat. TRACE
4. Desire feat. MADI
5. Sleepless feat. Panama
6. Liminal Spaces
7. Dark Places feat. Kwesi
9. Best Part About You feat. EVAN GIIA
10. Heart To The Night feat. Gioli & Assia and Night Tales
11. Take Me Higher feat. Fknsyd
12. The End
Surveying the wonders of cultures from across the globe, Chris Gavino, best known as Manila Killa is a well-traveled producer inspired by his cross-continental upbringing. A now decorated producer with an expansive repertoire of accolades, Manila Killa cut his musical teeth as a high schooler in The Philippines by combining self-taught Ableton lessons with a penchant for electronic music. Guided by emotion-driven soundscapes and the connective nature of melodic dance music, Manila Killa excels at synthesizing the foundations of human passion. In 2014, he formed the successful house duo Hotel Garuda and co-founded his own independent record label Moving Castle which has since housed acts like AObeats, Slow Magic, Khamsin, and many more.
Since his departure from Hotel Garuda in 2018, Manila Killa refined his solo craft with his 2019 debut EP 1993 which garnered praise from media heavyweights like Billboard, Forbes, and Ones To Watch adding to a laundry list of critical acclaim joining tastemakers like Complex, Paper, and NYLON. With official remixes for Chvrches, The Knocks, Tegan and Sara, and performances at festivals like Firefly, Ultra Miami, Electric Zoo, 88rising’s Head in the Clouds, and more, Manila Killa is defined in equal parts as a producer, performer, and in-demand collaborator. Dedicated to the consciousness of contemporary dance music, Manila Killa is distilling years of passionate experience and expertise to unveil his debut album in the summer of 2022.
Manila Killa’s North American Dusk Tour starts off in the Southwest on September 16th at Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado. Performing further along in Chicago, Detroit, Massachusetts, and a stop in Toronto, Canada, Manila Killa concludes his tour as he makes the last few stops in Pennsylvania, New York, a hometown show in DC, then wrapping in Texas, followed by his two largest shows, The Fox in Oakland, and wrapping in Los Angeles at the Novo. For the full tour schedule, see below:
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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.
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Dance-Pop Sensation Maggie Szabo Delivers Musical “Magic”
In the world of music, some artists possess the extraordinary ability to capture hearts with their melodic charm and lyrical finesse. Maggie Szabo, a name that has been gaining momentum in the Dance-Pop scene, is set to enchant you with her latest video clip for “Magic.”
Known for her incredible singing voice and her innate ability to infuse emotion into her songs, Maggie Szabo has a unique talent for connecting with listeners on a profound level. On top of that, this catchy jam is a collaboration with Passive Attack.
What’s more, the well-written lyrics paint a picture of two souls coming together, overcoming their fears, and experiencing a connection that can only be described as magical. Unquestionably, a great love song to dance to.
From Canada to LA, where she calls home, it’s clear that she always channels her creative vibes into their projects. Indeed, you can feel the real “Magic” in your ears. Just put your headphones on.
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Marten Hørger Returns With Your Next Club Anthem, “Love All Night”
Marten Hørger continues his hot streak of this year’s singles with the new self-released piece “Love All Night,” which perfectly represents his already energetic signature style. The new record begins with plucky melodies underneath a soulful vocal, and the lyrics immediately set the tone for a sultry and dance-worthy gem.
Marten swiftly ups the ante by incorporating deep, growling basslines that will have the crowd stomping, coupled with undulating synths, to hold peak energy throughout the drop. “Love All Night” is a winning combination of appealing vocals, dynamic and groovy rhythms, and danceable beats, making for a future club and festival anthem. It follows the German house maestro’s “Ill Behavior” on Spinnin’ Records, his recent collaboration “The Freaks” with David Guetta, and “Get Real High” with Shift K3Y at Tomorrowland Music.
”’Love All Night’ is a track that holds a special place in my heart. Normally, I write and produce all my songs fully on my own, but for this time I created this tune with a singer and songwriter and every time I perform it, the crowd’s response is just electrifying. I’m so happy about this one.” — Marten Hørger
In 2021/2022, Marten got a lot of acclaim from the music scene with a string of releases on labels like Musical Freedom and Confession, to name a few, and his collaborations with David Guetta, Tchami, DJ Fresch, and many more. In 2021, he was ranked #39 in the 1001 Top Producers ranking and launched his own international tour called “WE’RE BACK,” with several sold-out shows spread across Europe and North America. In addition, Marten was part of the Confession x Nightbass US tour with Tchami, AC Slater, and Habstrakt and managed to establish his sound worldwide, a sound that the famous DJ Mag simply describes as “The Future.” Today, Marten Hørger is Beatport’s one of best-selling house artists, and his music can be heard on radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Diplo’s Revolution via Sirius XM, Tomorrowland One World Radio, Apple’s Beats One, Australia’s Triple J, as well as 1LIVE – one of Germany’s biggest radio stations where Marten is a part of their famous 1LIVE DJ Session series. He is also supported by some of the world’s biggest DJs and is featured all over the TV and in the cinema. His worldwide touring schedule includes 100 shows per year, including mainstage performances at Tomorrowland, and EDC Las Vegas, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Burning Man, Shambhala, and Fusion, as well as appearances at venues from Ushuaia Ibiza to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and many more. With the release of ‘Love All Night,’ Marten has created his own anthem for his upcoming ‘Come Together’ tour, which takes him to 10 stops all over the United States. Being a truly inventive and emotional person in his creative process, Marten will continue to do his very own thing and create great memories with his listeners and fans all over the world.