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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R3HAB & Pelican Join Forces For Latin-Inspired EDM Cut “Loca Loca”
Multifaceted producer R3HAB teams up with European duo Pelican for their new track “Loca Loca,” a multi-lingual party anthem that will heat up any room and any radio airwave, even as some parts of the world are cooling off. This EDM gem gives new life to Fly Project’s 2013 hit, fusing groovy, downtempo beats and trumpet instrumentals with sultry, soulful Spanish lyrics.
Even if winter is descending where you live, “Loca Loca” will transport you to a Latin paradise where it’s always summer and la fiesta never ends. The track follows R3HAB’s recent hot streak of “Rock My Body” ft. INNA, which has now amassed over 2.5B radio impressions and 115M+ streams, “Waterfall” with Michael Schulte, which is now #2 on German radio, as well as R3HAB’s collaboration with Tiësto – “Run Free (Countdown).”
On the other hand, Pelican is known for their breakthrough hits “Summer of 19” from 2021 and “The Bad Touch” with Tribbs from 2022. In addition to that, the duo wrote music for other artists, amassing multiple gold and platinum certifications and having their song “Solo” by Blanka featured at Eurovision 2023’s main contest.
“When the weather cools down, it’s my responsibility to turn up the heat. Pelican and I are pleased to share “Loca Loca,” a nostalgic release bringing back memories of 2010’s summer nights. “Loca Loca” is an emotional Latin-inspired dance track that puts a fresh spin on the catchy hook of Fly Project’s ‘Toca Toca’ as it hits its 10-year anniversary. As the nights get cooler, I hope this tropical sound and colorful energy provides a warm escape.” — R3HAB
“We’re thrilled to announce our new song “Loca Loca.” This is the biggest project of our career so far and we are honored to have this collab with R3HAB. This song holds a special place in our hearts, and we’re incredibly proud to share this with all of you. Stay tuned!” — Pelican
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Diamond-Certified Sensation LUM!X Returns With “Fireflies” Ft. Jordan Rys
Austrian-Italian wunderkind LUM!X returns to Spinnin’ Records with his remake of the 2009 Owl City hit “Fireflies” (which topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2009 and just has been certified Diamond for 10M sales in the US), for which he teamed up with singer/songwriter Jordan Rys to put a fresh dance spin on the known track.
Listeners will easily recognize Rys’s take on the much-loved, emotive vocals, while LUM!X first incorporates sparkling melodies and then fuses them with a Drum & Bass inspired drop completed with mixed and chopped lyrics and a dance floor-ready beat. “Fireflies” has both the singalong chorus and hard-hitting bass of a club and festival heater, and it’s already a fan favorite in LUM!X’s sets. Read on for more behind this nostalgic-meets-modern gem from the producer himself:
“From the moment I was a kid, this tune has held a sacred spot in my soul. It’s easily one of my all-time favorites, a cherished gem that’s been a mainstay in my sets for quite some time now. When we got in touch with Owl City and received his stamp of approval for my rendition, I teamed up with the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter, Jordan Rys, to breathe new life into the vocals. The end result not only lures you in with its unforgettable sing-along chorus but also electrifies every dancefloor with an earth-shattering drop that’s pure dynamite.” — LUM!X
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HEDEGAARD’s New Lowtempo ‘INFERNO / Ratchets’ EP Incl. Jaw-Dropping Visuals
Danish producer HEDEGAARD returns with his hard-hitting new EP consisting of 2 tracks – brand new “INFERNO” and previously released “Ratchets,” aptly titled after the project’s two tracks. The EP has the musician-turned-DJ/producer’s signature “car music” sound, which he invented back in 2011 by unofficially remixing Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” when he fused urban and EDM styles at around 100 BPM, which generated over 24M views on HEDEGAARD’s Youtube channel and was used organically in thousands of video memes back at the time, generating over 200M views in total.
On display from the beginning of the ominous opening beats of “INFERNO,” the track incorporates robotic vocals and bone-shaking basslines with mechanical synths for a distinct video game-esque vibe, which is followed by the more club-oriented “Ratchets,” with its Rap-inspired vocal hook and rhythmic beats. HEDEGAARD also unveiled a stunning 3D, AI-fueled visual show to accompany the EP, which he tested at one of his recent gigs at the Atlas Superclub in Bali to rave reactions.
‘INFERNO / Ratchets’ is out now on HEDEGAARD’s label OneHundred, operating under mighty Spinnin’ Records.
Since the release of an unofficial remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” in 2011, introducing the audience to HEDEGAARD’s unique sound, he has produced several of the biggest Nordic hits in the last decade, generating more than – mind-blowing – 1,4B streams across streaming platforms. “Happy Home” with Lukas Graham and “Twerk It Like Miley” with Brandon Beal and Christopher are just a couple of the major hits HEDEGAARD has released and produced over the past years, resulting in several #1 all over the world.
With the release of the single “NYC BABY” and the localized version “BEIJING BABY” – released exclusively in China – he took the top spot once again on the weekly QQ Music EDM Chart. Later on, the single took 2nd place on the quarterly version of the same chart for the entire Q2. The follow-up singles “BORED” and “The Ones We Lost” entered the Top 20 and became HEDEGAARD’s 4th and 5th Top 20 entry in a row, underlining his status as the hottest EDM artist in China.
That status was recently further substantiated by enormous viral attention on the Chinese social media Douyin, where HEDEGAARD accepted a remix challenge from the influencer Sander Kole, resulting in an 8-minute video that has generated more than 71M views and 2M+ likes. The reward for his work does not only come in the form of impressive streaming numbers but has also resulted in nominations at award shows. HEDEGAARD has previously won several DMA awards, DJ and Club Awards, and as the top nominee at the Club Awards 2024 in five categories, and with a big share in a nomination in a sixth category, the feat is second to none in Denmark.