Dream team R3HAB and Andy Grammer reunite and team up once again for their new release “Close To You,“ which follows their first single together “Good Example” from 2020. After releasing “Stars Align” with Chinese best-selling female artist Jolin Tsai and a future festival anthem “Distant Memory” with Timmy Trumpet and W&W, R3HAB shows off a more radio-friendly style with melodies of organic instrumentals and an easy rhythm, which is complemented by Grammer’s soulful vocals. With lyrics that touch upon feeling connected to someone despite time or space, “Close To You” has an emotive element that serves as a reminder of why Grammer’s songs like “Don’t Give Up On Me” and “Honey, I’m Good” have made him a favorite artist among millions of listeners. Check out what both artists had to say about their exciting new collaboration “Close To You”:
“When I want to make a next-level feel-good record, I call Andy. He has a bright outlook of the world and channels it into inspiring songs. We loved working on ‘Good Example’ and have been looking for the right follow-up ever since. Andy shared a demo of ‘Close To You,’ and we were able to bring it to life quickly. I’m excited for the world to hear this song and dance along.” – R3HAB
“When you are with your person, and there is an uncanny feeling that it was meant to be. That’s what I was thinking when writing ‘Close To You.” – Andy Grammer
Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer Fadil 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 Grammer, Sofia Carson, Olivia Holt 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 passed one billion streams on its catalog within the first two years since its inception. 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, in 2021 R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.
Since his self-titled debut, award-winning multi-platinum artist and songwriter Andy Grammer has been inspiring listeners around the world. Andy has scored seven chart-topping hits, which together have been streamed over a billion times worldwide—including his first break-out songs “Keep Your Head Up” and its follow-up “Fine By Me.” His 2014 sophomore album, Magazines or Novels, went gold and yielded the gold single “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” During this chapter, the single “Honey, I’m Good” reached quadruple-platinum status globally, emerging as “one of the best-selling songs of that year.” He maintained this streak on 2017’s The Good Parts. The standout song “Fresh Eyes” achieved platinum status and reached over 350 million streams. In addition to reaching fans through his music, Andy also makes a strong connection through live shows as he consistently sold-out headline gigs on his 2018 and 2019 tours. Building upon that foundation, his 2019 fourth full-length, Naive, amplifies both his message and musicianship. The first single “Don’t Give Up On Me,” was also highlighted in the critically acclaimed film Five Feet Apart. The song went on to be certified platinum and now has an impressive 350M global streams to date. It was also used in a campaign for ESPN’s 13th annual V Week for Cancer Research, entitled “One,” which landed Grammer a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction and a Clio Award. Throughout the last year, Grammer spent a majority of his time in the studio working on new music that will be released this Spring. His new song “Close To You” with R3HAB is the first of many exciting things Grammer has in store for 2021.
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Ape Rave Club Releases Digitized Single “Let The Music Take Control”
Ape Rave Club, the world’s first performing NFT artist – is back to wow listeners with another out-of-this-world production in the form of their new single “Let The Music Take Control.” The track fits perfectly with Ape Rave Club’s mysterious identity with its heavily digitized elements, which are present in everything from the sultry vocals that open the track to its sparkling top beat.
Balanced with a groovy, deep bassline and infused with housey kickdrums, “Let The Music Take Control” is an upbeat, dancefloor-friendly tune that has a compelling story behind it.
The origin of the track is one and the same as the origin of Ape Rave Club, back when he was just a regular crypto ape who had made it big in the year 2031. “Giba,” as he was known back then, spent most of his time watching 3D movies at the Bored Ape Cinema, and one day found himself transported into Tomorrowland 2019 aftermovie. Like most natural-born ravers, Giba was immediately hooked – and the rave became his calling in life.
He spent countless hours in his studio treehouse and then his rave cave, learning to DJ so that he could test his skills in the physical world. Shortly after, he manifested his dream of playing at Tomorrowland in 2022 on the festival’s iconic Mainstage.
Ape Rave Club combines the universal language of music, special experiences, and endless ways to connect with fans on a whole new level. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates coming soon at Ape Rave Club.
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Alan Walker, Dash Berlin & Vikkstar Collide On “Better Off (Alone, Pt. III)”
In an unusual collision of forces, Norwegian superstar Alan Walker teams up with veteran producers Dash Berlin and British gaming sensation Vikkstar for “Better Off (Alone Pt. III),” for which the talented creative minds gave new life to one of the 90s most iconic dance tracks. “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” contains the original’s catchy vocals together with a spotlight on the “I think you better come along” lyric, while progressive melodies and euphonious basslines are infused into the classic Eurodance beats to make for a unique combination of past and present.
It is also the third installment of Alan Walker’s “Alone” series, which began in 2016 with the title track “Alone” and continued with 2019’s “Alone Pt. II” with Ava Max. This meaningful trilogy shares a common thread of positivity and unity, encouraging listeners to support and look out for one another on and off the dance floor (you can find content related to the series under the #BetterComeAlong hashtag).
On this project, Alan – known for always helping young talent, took Vikkstar – who was brand new to producing music, under his wing as part of his personal mission to lift up talented artists and bring their music to the world. The producers from Dash Berlin loved what Walker and Vikkstar were doing with the early versions of “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” and wanted to get involved in it instantly.
“Teaming up with Dash Berlin and Vikkstar for ‘Better Off (Alone Pt. III)’ has been a creative whirlwind. We’ve reimagined a beloved 90s gem, infusing it with a contemporary twist that’s bound to resonate with fans old and new. This collaboration embodies the magic of music – a fusion of nostalgia and innovation.” — Alan Walker
“Proud to be a part of this momentous team up with dance music icon Alan Walker and legendary YouTube phenomenon Vikkstar, together with Dash Berlin producers Seb & Eelke celebrating 25 years of their monster hit ‘Better Off Alone’. Reborn and reworked as a magical future classic as part of Alan Walker’s celebrated ‘Alone’ saga, ready to make the whole world sing along with us once again.” — Ryan Fieret from Dash Berlin
“Dance music has been something I’ve loved for over a decade, simply as a fan. Meanwhile, attending festivals all over the world, from Tomorrowland to EDC Las Vegas to Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Alan and I have been friends for over five years, always making an effort to meet up whenever we’re in the same country. He encouraged me to venture outside my comfort zone and start DJing firstly, then to experiment with music production. Being able to work on this project with a close friend has been a great experience, with lots to learn. I’ve been quietly producing & working on my own music. I’m very excited that my first-ever release will be a collaboration not only with Alan but also with Dash Berlin. Both artists have a legendary reputation and it’s been an honor to join them.” — Vikkstar
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Want Dance Music With Female Vocals? Hear “Krazy” By VASSY
If you’re on the hunt for Dance music with female vocals, your search stops right here. VASSY, the electrifying artist known for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits, has unleashed her brand new music video for “Krazy.”
There’s no denying it; this is a gift for those who live for the party scene! Additionally, her singing voice steps into the limelight, by injecting the song with a blend of energy and heartfelt emotion.
Most importantly, “Krazy” serves as a reminder that music can be a powerful tool for empowerment, as these lyrics inspire you to be a beacon of strength and confidence. Plus, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
On the other hand, while it’s true that music appreciation is deeply personal, I still believe that dance music with female vocals sounds better than male vocals because they are more melodic, emotive, and harmonious. Of course, this comes accompanied by songwriting, and the production quality.
In short, “Krazy” will leave you wanting more, so look no further, and explore more options via Spotify through the Best Running Playlist — Top EDM 2023.