London’s kickoff Call of Duty League event brings professional esports, exclusive entertainment and behind-the-scenes access to fans and gamers with live tournament-style gameplay, VIP meet-and-greets, and a headline show by Nicky Romero, a celeb contender in the Home Series’ must-see 2v2 Hype Battle.
Esports organization ReKTGlobal announces that Nicky Romero will headline the London Royal Ravens Home Series, the United Kingdom’s kickoff event for the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League on Feb. 8-9, 2020.
One of the most influential modern electronic music artists and media moguls of our time, Romero will headline the London Royal Ravens Home Series, which marks the first hometown tournament for the team in Call of Duty League’s inaugural season. In addition to an unforgettable concert experience on Feb. 8, Call of Duty superfans will have the opportunity to connect with Romero at a VIP meet-and-greet and watch him as he takes on soon-to-be-announced celeb opponents during one of the highly anticipated Hype Battles that allow the world’s biggest stars to showcase their Call of Duty skills on the main stage at league events. For more details on the event, and to purchase tickets, head here.
The Call of Duty League is a global, city-based esports league composed of 12 professional teams, representing 11 markets across North America and Europe. In its inaugural season, pro teams compete in 5-versus-5 Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare multiplayer matches, on PlayStation®4. The professional competition features the best Call of Duty esports players from around the globe, battling for the ultimate prize: The Call of Duty League Championship.
“We’re excited to bring an incredible and historic weekend filled with unforgettable performances and festivities to Call of Duty’s most loyal fans and the community as a whole,” commented London Royal Ravens Managing Director Michael’ ODEE’ O’Dell, who also serves as Chief Gaming Officer for parent company ReKTGobal. “As headliner, Nicky Romero brings incredible energy to the stage. He has strong ties to the UK and the esports community as an avid Call of Duty player and an investor committed to helping bring esports to its fullest potential. Between the action-packed tournament gameplay with Romero at the analyst desk on Sunday, and the Hype Battle and his exclusive concert on Saturday evening, fans are in for a real treat at this can’t-miss event.”
After taking the world by storm with early hits such as “Legacy” (with Krewella) and #1 single “I Could Be The One” (with Avicii), Nicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collabs with Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Kygo, Rita Ora, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne and more. All the while showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to touch down across the globe for his incredible live performances, including residencies at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan and Omnia and forthcoming shows at ageHa in Tokio, Echostage in Washington DC, Du Arena in Abu Dhabi and more.
“For years, I’ve used gaming to unwind after long nights in the studio and as a way to stay connected with friends when I’m on the road performing,” remarked Nicky Romero. “Whether it’s during a show or on social media, I love engaging with my fans. I am honored to be a part of the Royal Ravens first Home Series event and look forward to a weekend filled with all things Call of Duty.”
The London Royal Ravens event will kick off a tournament-style format that is familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and former Call of Duty World League format, which featured pool play followed by a playoff bracket. Coupled with a new points system, the updated format will deliver an impactful, competitive experience for all. In addition to the hometown London Royal Ravens team, the Home Series weekend will feature the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge and Toronto Ultra. To cheer on the London Royal Ravens as they compete to reign over the weekend bracket and add to their individual season point total on the road to the championship, visit here.
Founded in 2016, the ReKTGlobal esports organization bridges the gap between the multi-billion-dollar business of traditional sports and the burgeoning business of esports and competitive gaming. ReKTGlobal owns the London Royal Ravens Call of Duty London franchise team and global esports powerhouse Rogue. The organization recently added American tennis prodigy Taylor Fritz, NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert and the NFL’s Landon Collins to its investor team, closed a multi-year deal with TIME’s Most Influential DrLupo and welcomed Michael “ODEE” O’Dell to the global esports organization as Chief Gaming Officer. ReKTGlobal also acquired both Fullcube, the leading platform and playbook provider of fan-based Insider programs, and Greenlit Content, a hybrid company behind some of gaming’s most popular editorial sites and viral branded gaming content, events and activations in collaboration with brands like Xbox, HyperX, Epic Games, Activision Blizzard and Warner Bros.
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Phantom Boy Reveals Upcoming Song “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)”
Phantom Boy has shared the details of a new song entitled “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)”. Embellished with tropical-esque beats, urban and pop nuances, it reflects summery vibes. The talented Venezuelan-born artist confirms this cut will be released this Saturday, September 12th. It comes after the recent remix of “Te Quiero”, which is also a Spanish party song. On a side note, he brings these infectious sounds to his new label Europa Musical Digital Record.
Naturally, “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)” awakens our wish to take unforgettable vacations in an exotic island. If the tension of the stay-at-home quarantine is getting to you, Phantom Boy’s music energizes you to dance all night long. Not for nothing, Latin music is more popular than ever before. Listen to a preview of this amazing track below.
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Yellow Claw Celebrate Barong Family’s 200th Release With 7-Track EP ‘BF200’
Yellow Claw‘s Barong Family celebrates 6 years and 200 releases with an EP compilation appropriately titled ‘BF200’ which features seven brand new tracks from the brightest names on the label, such as Yellow Claw themselves, Wiwek, Crisis Era, RayRay, GHOSTER, Nonsens, Psycho Boys Club, and more. The Amsterdam-based imprint has become known for its wide range of musical influences and high-tempo BPMs, and “BF200” follows the same vein. Spanning sounds from three continents and even a reworked ’90s classic, “BF200” also has a unique and fantastical backstory. Ever the creative crew, the EP’s accompanying artwork, and bonus audiobook see Barong Family travels across space and time to save their home planet Mother Earth. Head honchos Yellow Claw describe the impetus behind the EP below:
“It has been a wild ride since when we had put out our first release on Barong Family back in 2014. During the past 6 years, we have met many talented artists who wanted to take part in this adventure with us and joined the family. Moksi, RayRay, Wiwek, and more all saw the transition from Barong Family – a music label to Barong Family – a worldwide brand with its own merch lines, writing camps in Asia, documentaries, sold-out tours in North America, own stages at the world’s biggest festivals. 200 releases seem like a big number, and 6 years feel like a very long time, but for us, thanks to what we do and whom we are fortunate to work with, it feels like we are just starting, as our excitement never faded away.” – Yellow Claw
As for the sonic journey of “BF200,” it begins with “I Want It” from Yellow Claw and Wiwek, who deliver epic hip-hop beats to set the tone of the EP. Next up is Canadian duo Crisis Era’s “Funky Pills” for all the old school ravers out there, while DJ Soda and RayRay’s “Obsession” serves up a sneaky dose of hard-hitting bass. Yellow Claw themselves reworked the Tokyo Ghetto Pussy’s 1995 hit “Kiss Your Lips” for the EP, giving the classic a modern dance facelift. GHOSTER employs Nanami’s breathy vocals to deliver a solid mission statement in “Belong,” before Danish threesome Nonsens put the pedal to the metal with “Teaze,” speeding up proceedings with immense 4/4 energy. Finally, all systems go on Psycho Boys Club’s “Break.” Did anyone expect Barong Family to ever take it easy?
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LISTEN NOW: John Lynx Unleashes Epic EDM Anthem “Love Zone” Ft. SuVi
Chicago-based producer John Lynx is back with another ground-shaking EDM anthem titled “Love Zone”. Get ready to experience the epicness as this is the type of tune that gives goosebumps, especially due to intense buildups + spine-chilling drops. What’s more, Indian singer Suvi Suresh aka SuVi offers haunting vocals that rumble over euphoric beats.
High in energy, once you press play below you’ll feel like you’re at your favorite festival leading the hands up in the air. Needless to say, John always takes his tracks to the next level as most of them feature an overdose of emotions. Of course, “Love Zone” is no exception. With such romantic lyrics that denote brilliant songwriting skills, it portrays a strong message of love you can feel identified with. Without further ado, “Love Zone” is an EDM anthem the world truly needs to sit down and listen to.STREAM/DOWNLOAD
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If You Like Spanish Party Songs Listen To Phantom Boy’s “Te Quiero (Remix)”
You will never have a sad day when you hear Phantom Boy‘s Spanish party songs. Full of perky melody, his recent remix of “Te Quiero” is designed for the dancefloor. The artist had planned to make a tour in Latin America this year but due to the pandemic, it wasn’t possible. Nevertheless, he is rescheduling the concerts for June and August of 2021. Definitely, his loyal fans from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru won’t want to miss his great performances.
The Grammy-award singer and producer dubbed as the ‘Latin Justin Timberlake’ combine EDM, Mambo, and urban Pop elements on “Te Quiero (Remix)”. When it comes to what is considered to be potentially energetic and catchy, his tracks are always a good benchmark. With hips of hits as a former member of Fantasmas del Caribe, Phantom Boy isn’t lagging behind. On the contrary, nowadays he’s at the cutting-edge of music especially with outstanding remakes of his classics. Some of his previous collaborations on b-side projects include big names of the Latin music industry like Luis Damon, MDO, Ley Alejandro, George Lamon, Song By Four, Alondra, Karolina Con K, Grupo Aleo, Alex Leon, Grupo Masisso, and many more…
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Check This Out! R3HAB’s Remix For Jason Derulo + New Single With Olivia Holt
Even amid a changing music landscape in the global pandemic, R3HAB has been on fire, and now he’s back with a hot remix and a brand new original single. His remix of Jason Derulo‘s “Take You Dancing” has already been taking over the airwaves via Atlantic Records, delivering a deep and groovy bassline that complements the original’s sultry lyrics. Even if the only place to go dancing is your living room, press play on this remix and let it take you to the club. On the more radio-friendly spectrum, R3HAB’s new single “love u again” featuring Olivia Holt is a vocal-driven, bittersweet progressive pop anthem, out now via Hollywood Records. The two different styles exhibited here exemplify R3HAB’s recent successes with both club and pop releases, such as “Love In The Morning” with Thutmose & Rema and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Amba Shepherd.
Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer Fadi El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough hit remix of Afrojack, Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Give Me Everything” to his dance anthems, such as “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” which have collectively amassed over 600M streams, to his collaborations with the likes of ZAYN, Andy Grammar, Timmy Trumpet and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game. He partnered with Spotify and GATTÜSO to create the first-ever official “mint” single release. In 2016 he founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which has since collected a talented roster of artists like Cityzen, Skytech, Fafaq, and more to serve as a platform for talented up-and-comers. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, experimenting with everything from hip-hop to pop through his collaborations. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB is only beginning his journey. Keep an eye out for what’s up to next!
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