Just in time to kick off festival season, Max Styler and TWERL deliver their brand new track “Wasted Time” on Elysian Records. Opening with a creeping, cinematic buildup, “Wasted Time” blooms with reverberating basslines and warbling synths, all complemented by EVAN GIIA’s glimmering vocal performance. The track feels simultaneously powerful and sensitive as Styler’s production skills take the listener on slow-burning sonic journey that is intensified by the emotions behind the venomous vocals. “Wasted Time” is the first collaboration between Styler and TWERL, who recently released his well-received “Stay” EP on Elysian. The new track varies diversely in sound from Styler’s last single, “All Your Love,” further bolstering his reputation as a capable chameleon of a producer. 2018 is just getting started, so stay tuned for whatMax has up his sleeve next.
Max Styler is no stranger to being in the spotlight – he was signed to Dim Mak when he was only 18 years old, making him one of the youngest producers to be part of such an esteemed record label at the time. To say that 2017 was a fantastic year for Styler would be putting it lightly; the unique sound and impeccable production on his “Heartache” EP gave him both commercial appeal and an underground following. In addition, his track “Roller Coaster” rose to number three on the Beatport charts during its first week, followed by the epic “Knock Me Down” with MAKJ and his three track “Gold” and “Deep Dream” remix package. He rounded out last year with a seven-stop tour of Asia, including Club Space in China, Cubic in Macau and Wired Music Festival in Japan, then proceeded with the massive release of “All Your Love” just days into 2018. Now showcasing yet another side of many with “Wasted Time,” Max Styler proves yet again there is nothing he can’t do.
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Listen To Ducktail’s Electrifying Collaboration “Over” Ft. Kristal Oliver
After leaving a successful career on Wall Street behind him, the EDM artist and producer Ducktail created an anthem of sheer reassurance with his debut single, “Over,” which illuminates a spiritual decision-making green light to guide his audience into the endless possibilities that await in the unknown.
Collaborating with the Grammy-nominated platinum artist Kristal Oliver who matched the stormingly transcendent energy of the Future Bass production, which has already amassed critical acclaim from the likes of Pete Tong, allowed “Over” to reach the epitome of assuring euphoria. Mixed and mastered by Gosteffects, it never stood a chance of falling flat.
This track was designed especially for fans of Marshmello, Jack U, and Cheat Codes.
“Over is all about following your passion and finding happiness along the way. Music has always been the greatest source of happiness in my life. So, in a way, Ducktail was created to repay the debt I felt I owed to something that’s given me so much. Lyrically, Over is a testament to pursuit and passion; it quells decisional regret, something we’ve all experienced.” — Ducktail
“Ducktail and Kristal Oliver converged to create an unreckonable force with this fiery feat of anthemic electro-soul. With choruses that burst with riotous, almost punk, energy and ever-ascending verses, which will leave you on a new spiritual plateau, just try telling me this isn’t the debut of the year.” — Amelia Vandergast, the Executive Editor at A&R Factory
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Martay Shares A New Future Bass Remix Of “Long Way Home”
Martay releases a remix of her track “Long Way Home” done by music Producer Kustom. The talented singer-songwriter presents a Future Bass take on her original track featuring her signature soulful vocals. The Californian singer-songwriter, known for her characteristic sound that blends modern Dance beats, with soulful vocals and elements of Soul and R&B to create a unique and captivating sound, is ready to introduce a new take on her original track ‘Long Way Home’. With a career spanning more than 10 years, touring the US and sharing the stage with the biggest names in the music industry like Snoop Dogg, among others, she has been polishing her craft, creating uplifting and inspiring music that connects with her following.
This time, Martay presents ‘Long Way Home (Kustom Remix)’. The remix takes the original soulful guitar chords and puts Martay’s vocals on the spotlight. A powerful low-end supports the track, transforming it into a dreamier and uplifting listening experience. The intensity builds up through the beat, to find the drop that releases the bass, striking synth lines and vocal chops in full force. This take on the RnB soulful original takes it to a refreshing Future Bass twist that is uplifting and energizing.
With a long history of collaborations and explorations with music, now adding this production with Kustom to the list, Martay proves that her innovative and ever-experimenting approach to music is one to follow closely, as this is just the beginning of a promising musical journey for her and this release further grows her reputation as a talented artist ready to take the Electronic music world by storm.
Make sure to follow Martay across all her social media accounts to keep track of her latest releases, live shows and projects. ‘Long Way Home (Kustom Remix)’ is out now an available in all major streaming platforms and online stores.
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Codeko Arrives On Ophelia Records With “Sad Reality” Ft. Casey Cook
As he continues to solidify his status in the Dance music realm, Codeko returns with a new single “Sad Reality.” Featuring LA-based songstress Casey Cook, listeners will be offered a moment of vulnerability and self-reflection as the UK-native coins his first solo release on Ophelia Records.
In just a few years, Ed Clark, known as Codeko, has worked alongside some of the biggest names in electronic music to build an impressive discography of original works, collaborations, and remixes featuring The Chainsmokers, Oliver Heldens, Adventure Club, Tritonal, Wooli, and Charlie Puth.
After a previous collaboration on the song “Crazy”, Codeko and Casey Cook teamed up once again on “Sad Reality”. Inspired by personal trials and tribulations, Cook delivers an emotive performance as she voices the heartbroken in their latest stint as collaborators. “These lyrics are autobiographical and came pouring out when I was nearing the end with my ex,” says Cook.
Known for her captivating melodies and honest storytelling, Casey Cook beautifully applies her vocal prowess on the melodic bass single. Accompanied by an alluring guitar riff and wide soundscapes, Codeko perfectly transcribes Cook’s lyrics into a dreamy and anthemic production.
“‘Sad reality’ is one of those songs that came together incredibly quickly – once I heard Casey’s vocals I sat down with a guitar it just clicked, and a few hours later I recorded the basis for the entire song. The verse guitar harmonies create the ‘bittersweet’ I wanted, and the synth-heavy drop provides the energy. It took a bit more work to get the two elements to blend together cohesively, but the end result is a track I’m very fond of,” — Codeko
Making an emphatic return to Ophelia Records since the release of “Crazy” with Wooli. “Sad Reality” marks the arrival of Codeko on the independent dance music label, founded by DJ/Producer Seven Lions. Since its inception, the imprint has added over 100 releases to its discography and championed one of the most talented rosters within dance music. Now home to the English DJ/Producer, Codeko is continuing to set himself apart by reimagining old and modern sounds to make it his own.