QUIX Challenges Himself By Releasing Drum & Bass Track On Dim Mak
QUIX returns to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint with his new single “Make Up Your Mind,“ featuring Nashville singer/songwriter Jaden Michaels, a Drum & Bass gem with QUIX’s signature emotive punch. The heavy DnB influence pays homage to QUIX’s homeland New Zealand, where this dynamic music genre has always had a powerful following. “Make Up Your Mind” opens with a heartfelt, soulful voice by Jaden and rides on a steadily building bassline that culminates in a high-energy, goosebump-inducing drop. The track follows QUIX’s earlier release “IDK Vol. 2” from earlier this year and is his second collaboration with Jaden Michaels, after 2018’s “Giving Up” who released recently her solo single “Every Last Thing.” Read on for QUIX’s story on how “Make Up Your Mind” came to be.
“I actually started writing this beat last year during a twitch stream; funnily enough, Jaden had already sent me the topline months before. Essentially, I mashed up the beat with her vocal and surprised myself with how well they worked together. I’ve never made a DnB song like this before, and I wanted to challenge myself to incorporate the mainstream style with my signature style. Thank you for listening, and hope you enjoyed yourself, especially on that last drop” – QUIX
Hailing all the way from New Zealand, QUIX initially traveled to North America in 2017 for 10 shows and finished up doing an astonishing 42 stops. He has been tearing up the trap scene ever since, continuously shaking the new ground with his unique sound design. Coming off three headline tours in 2018, including Coachella and support on Steve Aoki’s Kolony tour, QUIX had a break-out year with his “Illusions EP” on Dim Mak. It has racked up millions of plays and creatively merged genres with powerful vocals while staying true to QUIX’s signature sound. He has also been honored by Spotify to feature on the cover of their two biggest international dance playlists, “Mint” and “Dance Rising,” and officially remixed the likes of Steve Aoki, GASHI, RL Grime, and more. Jaden Michaels is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. In her career as a songwriter, she has collaborated with some of pop music’s biggest stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, and more. In 2012 and 2013 Jaden co-wrote one of the songs performed on the season finale of American Idol. Her songwriting work on Carly Rae Jepsen’s album “Kiss” received the 2013 Juno Award for “Album of the Year.” Stay tuned for more music coming from these exciting and talented artists very soon.
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Nicky Romero, Jonas Blue & Nico Santos Team Up For “All You Need Is Love”
Nicky Romero is back on Virgin Records/Universal Music with his uplifting Dance-Pop crossover single “All You Need Is Love,” for which he teamed up with Jonas Blue and Nico Santos. With three powerhouses behind it, one would expect this collaboration to be nothing short of magical, and it certainly delivers. Opening with soul-rendering vocals overtop organic melodies, the track swells to a euphoric, progressive crescendo with the chorus. Santos’s performance brings the hopeful lyrics to life perfectly, while Romero and Blue’s respective production skills toe the line between electronic and pop genres. Nicky Romero premiered the track earlier this year at Ultra Music Festival’s Main Stage when he brought Jonas out on stage, and its release has been highly anticipated ever since. “All You Need Is Love” follows Nicky’s releases “I Hope That It Hurts” with Norma Jean Martine, “Why Do I Call,” and “Nights With You” on Virgin Records/Universal Music.
“I really loved working with Jonas and Nico on this amazing record. They are both super-talented artists and are crushing it on each given occasion. Jonas has released earlier some of my favorite hit songs and is a master at creating emotional and heartfelt tracks. I got to know Nico just recently and immediately felt that his amazing voice would be the best fit for this song. When he recorded his vocals, it was an instant match as he perfectly conveyed the emotions that we wanted to send to the world. It was great to premiere ‘All You Need Is Love’ at Ultra Music Festival in Miami with Jonas back in March, and I’m happy we can finally share it with our fans and listeners around the globe” — Nicky Romero
“Nicky has always been someone I looked up to since I started producing music, so it’s an honor to collaborate with him! and Nico’s talent has been on my radar for a while too, so this song felt like the perfect moment for the 3 of us to collaborate and I’m excited to see what the world think of this one.” — Jonas Blue
“It’s an honor to be able to collaborate on this great track with two of my favorite producers – Nicky Romero and Jonas Blue. The song is a reminder for us all: Even when you’re facing great challenges and experiencing dark times, you should believe that brighter times are ahead, and you need to trust the power and the love within you to help you to get there.” — Nico Santos
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Cash Cash Addresses Mental Health On Inspiring Dance/Pop Crossover
After their release from January – “Anyway,” featuring RuthAnne, preceded by an almost two-year hiatus, the platinum trio Cash Cash is back with their deeply personal and yet hopeful new single “Bleach (Move On).” The song is a unique fusion of emo-alt and electronic dance music, unusual and yet well-executed by the veteran electronic group. With angsty, soulful vocals belting out lyrics about mental health struggles, “Bleach (move on)” starts out like an alt-pop song from the early aughts, but Cash Cash quickly weaves in their signature sound with the track’s upbeat progressive style during its chorus and interludes. Jean Paul, who sings on a Cash Cash’s record for the very first time, Alex and Samuel bear their hearts through this relevant and heartfelt sonic confession, one that will be a hit on the radio and during the summer festival season. “Bleach (move on)” is Cash Cash’s second release on Ultra Records/Sony Music after signing to the label in 2022. Read below what they have to say about the inspiration behind it.
“We once heard someone says: ‘Your problems are like holding a glass of water; it’s easy if you only hold on to it for a little as your arm is barely affected. If you hold on to it all day and night, your arm will eventually become very sore, throbbing, and numb, barely able to hold the glass.’ The creation of ‘Bleach (move on)’ was realizing that and finally learning to put the fucking glass down and to literally move on. Calling the last few years a challenge would be an understatement. Many of us found ourselves either running away or chasing something, or just lost in the shuffle. If you’re not one of those people, then God Bless as you’re one of the few lucky ones. For the rest of us emo kids, sanity is something we’re constantly chasing, and mental health is something we’re always running from. It takes addressing it face to face to improve it, and only after that does sanity become attainable. Writing ‘Bleach (move on)’ was our way of addressing it; continuing to hear it is our reminder and therapy, and hopefully, playing it for all of you will be yours.” — Cash Cash
Cash Cash is a world-renowned electronic music trio that has been making music and selling out shows worldwide for over a decade. Currently signed to Ultra Records, the group consists of brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, as well as life-long friend Samuel Frisch. Together, the three DJ/Producer/Multi-instrumentalists record, mix and master all of their music. Over the past few years, they have seen massive success with their slew of single releases. Their song “Finest Hour” (feat. Abir) has been RIAA-certified Gold, and their 2019 collaboration with P!NK called “Can We Pretend” hit the Top 10 on AC radio. Their single “Call You” (feat. Nasri of MAGIC!) hit #1 on US Dance Radio, and they were also featured on Billboard’s Dance 100 List for 2019. Their smash single “Take Me Home” ft. Bebe Rexha celebrated an RIAA platinum certification; their song “All My Love” ft. Conor Maynard has amassed over 100 million streams on Spotify alone; “Matches” featuring ROZES achieved #1 on Dance Radio, and one of their releases, “Belong” was featured on Dashboard Confessional’s album “Crooked Shadows.” 2021 saw Cash Cash releasing euphonious “Ride or Die” (feat. Phoebe Ryan), preceded by Billboard-charting hip-hop-dosed dance-pop smash “Too Late,” on which they collaborated with Wiz Khalifa and Lukas Graham. In 2023, the trio will continue its domination with brand-new releases and appearances.
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Sandro Silva Returns To Dim Mak After 13 Years, Drops “Epic” Ft. Angger Dimas
Veteran producer Sandro Silva is back with a vengeance in the form of his new track “Dance With Me,” for which he teamed up with one of the finest Indonesian exports Angger Dimas. The track incorporates a winning combination of sinister synths, epic basslines, and breathy vocals that make it a guaranteed festival anthem. Silva brings back his signature sound with the big-room drop, which fans may recognize from his iconic breakthrough hit “Epic” back in 2011. “Dance With Me” is further evidence that EDM’s heyday is far from over, and you’re bound to hear this one in sets at your favorite festival this summer across the globe. The single is out now on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, the artists’ first appearance on the label since Sandro’s “Told Ya” in 2010 and Angger’s “XXX” with Oliver Twizt in 2013.
“Super happy to return on Dim Mak after 13 years! This single perfectly combines the sounds of Angger and me. Lots of percussion sounds and extraordinary leads combined with a lot of energy. I hope the world is ready for this one;)” — Sandro Silva
“I am happy that finally, after 12 years of working on remixes for our songs, Sandro and I are now releasing a collaboration! Also, what makes it perfect is this song is being released on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. It’s great to return to the label after 10 years” — Angger Dimas
Sandro Silva established himself as one of the pioneers in modern electronic dance music. Discovered and embraced at a young age by the likes of Tiësto, David Guetta, and Calvin Harris, he enjoyed massive successes early on in his career. Back in 2011, it was his astronomical hit record “Epic” together with Quintino, that shot him to worldwide fame. Remaining a steady presence ever since, he’s collaborated with the likes of W&W and 3 Are Legend, and remixed similar key players like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and Laidback Luke. The musical road he’s taken has been a fast one, creating a new wave with his big room sound and continuously pushing and evolving his career. After years of touring and hitting the elite hotspots and biggest festivals around the globe, he remains ever so focused on pushing his own boundaries and showcasing his new music to the world.
Angger Dimas is an Indonesian-born DJ and music producer known for leading the new age of Asian talent to the dance music scene. Angger Dimas dominated the 2010s dance music scene, touring the globe and playing some of the largest music festivals like Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Ultra Music Festival. He also collaborated with well-respected acts such as Tiësto, Showtek, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Iggy Azalea, Travis Porter, and many more.