German production duo Plastik Funk have been tearing up this year and show no signs of slowing down. After already releasing five tracks to this point, Plastik Funk has proven time after time that they have what it takes to be among the industry’s top tiers of producers. The month of August sees the Funk getting down and funky yet again. Continuing their hot streak amidst the warm summer months, on August 22nd they unleash a Club Version of their recent single “Love & Affection”. With a new interpretation and outlook, the track breathes a new light for the dance floor to get the party started. As if that wasn’t enough to keep listeners on their toes, on August 26th their remix of Embody’s “With You” is unleashed on Armada Deep. Their remix of the London producer’s original track can easily stand on its own and pays a huge amount of respect to the original simultaneously.
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Plastik Funk’s “With You” also marks yet another release under the Armada umbrella for Plastik Funk. After also releasing on Flamingo Recordings earlier this year with “Tight”, to say Plastik Funk has honed in on their sound would be an understatement. Their productions are funky, fresh and full of good vibes and it’s no wonder why they have garnered support from the likes of Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo and Nicky Romero. With upcoming tour dates this month including multiple festival stops in their native Germany, August will definitely be something special for Plastik Funk as they keep their momentum going on and the energy pumping.
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FKR Increases Environmental Awareness Through Music, “The Change”
It’s our responsibility as humans to protect nature in order to have no regrets in the future. With this in mind, Canadian producer FKR wants to increase environmental awareness through his new single, “The Change”. The teaser video below is quickly gaining traction and has garnered the attention of young and old. Certainly, this clip gives you an idea of the whole composition which features a glorious piano House melody. On the other hand, he inserts vocal snippets from the popular Greta Thunberg’s speech that went viral. As a result, this creative genius wants to inspire people and make a positive impact by instilling a sense of action and transformation of consciousness. Please take a glimpse on the sneak preview below.
Official release date: February, 28th, 2020.GRAB YOUR COPY
You may wonder, who is FKR? Well, let’s start saying music runs through his veins. He inherited his father’s love for this art while learning to play guitar. He started DJing at the age of 17, and his teenage life revolved around the turntablist battle scene. Today he’s quite involved into production and FKR symbolizes his rebirth as a new artist. Over the years, he experienced a transition from Rap to House music. Recently, he has launched his own independent label, Glowzoo Records, so keep your ears open for some sick tunes coming your way…
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Kaskade & BROHUG Channel SNAP!’s Iconic “The Power” Into New Song
Kaskade joins forces with the Swedish trio BROHUG (composed of John Dahlbäck, and Chris and Niklas Lunde) for perhaps the most prolific throwback single in electronic music to date, a tribute to one of the most significant years in music – “1990”. The namesake-titled track is a play on SNAP!’s iconic “The Power,” reworked with snippets of the original vocals set to Kaskade and BROHUG’s ingenious production. Opening with a groovy melody as the backdrop to nostalgia-ridden lyrical riffs, “1990” progressively builds the tension to almost unbearable levels. We all know the moments just before a track of this magnitude drops, and the pressure is real right before the bouncy and driving crescendo, on which every old school fan’s favorite line, “I’ve Got the Power!” rides perfectly. “1990” is out on Kaskade’s Arkade imprint. Hear about the new release in the artists’ own words below.
“1990 was an incredible year for music. You couldn’t go into a club, pizzeria, or record store without hearing the iconic song by SNAP! “The Power,” and here we are in 2020 with it still buzzing in the zeitgeist. ‘1990’ is only to be played on the loudest of speakers, and has got the power to stay stuck in your head long after hearing it.” – Kaskade & BROHUG
As a household name in electronic music for nearly two decades, Kaskade needs no introduction. His list of achievements is a mile long: 11 studio albums, 7 GRAMMY nominations, the first solo electronic dance artist to sell out both Navy Pier in Chicago and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the first DJ to ever secure a Las Vegas residency, and the first electronic artist to headline Coachella. Less tangible but even more important has been his influence on dance music tastes and culture for generations of listeners. Often Kaskade is one of the artists who introduced now-veteran listeners to the genre, and such fans are usually fans for life. In 2019, he worked with multi-award winner Meghan Trainor on “With You” and Gorgon City on “Go Slow,” among solo releases, such as “My Light,” “Come On,” and official remixes for the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani earlier.
Regardless of their satirical stage name, BROHUG is not here to play games. Since John Dahlbäck and the Lunde brothers formed BROHUG in 2016, the trio has worked with Ghastly, remixed Steve Angello, and released on labels such as Confession, Spinnin’ Records, Dim Mak, Musical Freedom, and their new label BROHOUSE. In 2019, their release schedule was packed with relentless hit after hit. Virtually unrivaled, their touring has been intense since the start, and 2020 will be no exception. BROHUG has really put their name out, with sets on festivals like Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Tomorrowland in Belgium, touring Australia and several tours in the US and Asia. A new decade brings with it new possibilities, so stay tuned to hear more from Kaskade and BROHUG coming soon.
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Anthony Kalabretta’s Emotive House Tune, “Terracotta”, Off Upcoming EP
Physical Presents welcomes its newest artist Anthony Kalabretta with his debut track “Terracotta”, from forthcoming EP. We’re introduced to Kalabretta’s melodic house signature sound with dreamy toplines over gently rolling bass, complemented by soulful vocals that call to mind the style of Rüfüs Du Sol, Amtrac and Disclosure. His sophisticated sound shaping is the result of years of behind-the-scenes work as a recording engineer, producer, and songwriter with well-known artists such as DVBBS, Protest the Hero, Silverstein, and Abandon All Ships as well as Veronica and Vanrip. All of this practice truly shines on “Terracotta,” where Kalabretta artfully evokes tender emotions while still maintaining the track’s dancefloor-friendly vibe. Press play on this tune any time you need some easy listening.
Canadian artist Anthony Kalabretta is no stranger to the music industry, where he’s been working since the young age of fifteen. After years of cutting his teeth at some of Toronto’s most prominent studios as a music engineer, Kalabretta embarked on his own musical journey in 2016 with his first independent release – “Basic.” His music has always defied genre boundaries, though he cites some of his influences as Justice, Caribou, MGMT, The Strokes, and Mac Demarco. As a complement to his music, Kalabretta is also accomplished in video production abilities and film scoring; he has worked on projects with actors and directors such as Chad Peter (“Mr. Robot”), Giacomo Gianniotti (“Greys Anatomy”), and Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”). With such a robust array of talent, we’re excited to see what Anthony Kalabretta has in store for 2020.
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Valentino Khan Announces ‘House Party’ Remixes EP
Following his highly anticipated ‘House Party’ EP from last year, Valentino Khan is back with a star-studded remix version of the release. The first interpretation of Valentino’s original work comes from the future house pioneer Tchami himself, who brings his signature sound to Khan and Diplo’s “JustYourSoul.” Trading heavy bass for groovy melodies and bouncy breakdowns, Tchami delivers a remix that will set the late night club dance floors on fire. The full remix EP, set for a release on January 24, includes additional guest appearances, that will be revealed in the following weeks, running the gamut from funky house to electro and bass. Stay tuned for the rest of the releases and names dropping soon!
The world was introduced to LA-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan in 2014, when he burst onto the scene with his debut EP “In Khan We Trust” on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Khan’s sound possessed a unique versatility, incorporating elements of trap, bass, hardstyle, house and more into a driving, often heavy sound that found homes on labels such as Mad Decent, Spinnin Records, and Ultra. In 2015, Khan’s original track “Deep Down Low” became an international sensation, earning the title of “Most Played Track” of the year and topping Sirius XM’s #1 Song of 2015 on Electric Area. Since then, he has earned a reputation as a remix master with official renditions of RL Grime’s “Pressure,” Alison Wonderland’s “Good Enough,” Calvin Harris’s “One Kiss” and more. His original productions include “Pump,” which has over 17M streams on Spotify, “Gold” with Sean Paul, as well as production credits for the likes of 2 Chainz, B.O.B., Dizzee Rascal, Iggy Azalea, T.I. and more. On the touring front, Khan sold out his show at the iconic Hollywood Palladium this year, featuring a b2b set with Shaquille O’Neal (DJ Diesel) and a surprise appearance by legend Snoop Dogg. 2020 is already shaping up to be the year of Valentino Khan, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
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SUPER Afro House Live Session By Israel Kimchi & Gilad Dobrecky
Discover here the real Afro House sound! Israel Kimchi joined forces with Gilad Dobrecky to record a captivating live session which has garnered more than 12,000 views on YouTube. Believe it or not, the whole DJ filmset is spontaneous as these guys never spent time on rehearsals nor preparations. Furthermore, I hope you enjoy how they experiment with a wide range of percussions that carry a fairly organic feel. Naturally, magical drums serve as a complement to the electronic beats. As usual, Israel incorporates into his mix his personal selection of rich sonic textures and dynamism. Likewise, you can tell this is such a good example of high-energy performance by watching the clip below. Without any doubt, these artists should consider collaborating once again for the next chapter.
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