It’s rare to find multitalented artists banding together at a young age, but that’s exactly what happened when Ansolo, 21, and Maxum, 18, met hanging out attending Ultra Music Festival in 2015. The two began working on what is now their first release, “Yin Yang“, together when Maxum flew from his base city Toronto to New York to kick things off. They finished the project while Ansel was filming the Divergentseries movie Allegiant in Atlanta and would work via Skype between takes. “Yin Yang” was the result, and this driving, danceable house track is a triumphant first collaboration for the two up-and-coming artists. With its electro-esque basslines and funky riffs, “Yin Yang” will be a popular choice to make the dance floor sweat in clubs around the globe. “Yin Yang” will be released on Sander van Doorn‘s well known sublabel of Spinnin Records, which also plays home to fellow rising stars such as Bob Sinclair, Quintino, and Gregor Salto.
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If you don’t know the name Ansolo yet, you’ve probably seen Ansel Elgort on the big screen at least once in the past year. The producer is even better known for his acting career as the lead in films such as the Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars. Juggling two successful careers, it’s no doubt that Ansolo is just tapping into his ability to impress. Nick Henriques – better known as Maxum – is another fresh face in the dance music scene with big promise; the Canadian teen has a knack for producing music that fuses soulful, old school vibes with a new and progressive sound. His raw talent has already granted him outstanding opportunities, like a debut appearance at legendary Guvernment Nightclub, main stage duties at Digital Dreams Festival, a remix for Galantis‘ famous “Peanut Butter Jelly” and now “Yin Yang“. Already supported by top players like Steve Angello, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Avicii, R3hab among others. Based on his track record thus far, Maxum has nowhere to go but up. Stay tuned for more from these talented producers, and in the meantime find your zen on the dance floor with “Yin Yang“.
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Seelo Captures Moments Of Change With New Single “Autumn”
Hailing from Canada by way of Lebanon, up-and-comer Seelo releases his emotive and melodic progressive gem “Autumn” on Enhanced Recordings, featuring soulful vocals from multi-talented singer/songwriter George Gleeson, which is both deeply personal and a dancefloor-ready gem. Opening with reverberating bass underneath undulating melodies, Seelo sets a thoughtful and ethereal vibe from the beginning, one that reflects the current transition period of his life. “Autumn” will resonate both emotionally and sonically with many listeners; press play and let it carry you through whatever journey you’re currently on. It follows Seelo’s singles “Illuminate” and “Distend” from earlier this year, also on Enhanced. Read on for more on the new track from the artist himself.
“The song is called ‘Autumn,’ so while I was amazed by the lyrics and vocals, George Gleeson sent us his vocals with beautiful lyrics and I instantly fell in love. The theme of this song is ‘fading away with autumn.’ This goes hand in hand with what I’m currently experiencing in my life, so the coincidence is remarkable. This song captures that moment when everything changes. Perhaps a relationship is coming to an end or you are moving to a new place. The song is about accepting change.” — Seelo
Raised in the promised land of techno – Detroit/Windsor – the Lebanese-born Silomondo Nahal traversed borders and chartered his DJ career to Alberta, Canada. Cutting his teeth in the mid-2000s in Edmonton, Seelo instantly found a home in Canada’s North. He’s spent much of his time between the two cities of Edmonton & Calgary. With a strong team behind him, Seelo is considered a force to be reckoned with in Western Canada’s electronic music scene. Refining his production between the genres of Progressive House and Bass House, Seelo has found his home with many different labels worldwide. These labels include Enhanced, Mix Feed, Braslive, Deadbeats, Confession, Smash the House, Hotbox Digital, Panthers Groove, and Total Freedom. His distinct resonating sound is complementary to the Progressive House and Bass House worlds. Combining these two genres is unheralded within this industry. Using his creativity, Seelo wants to make music that resonates with people and draws out their inner joy.
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Progressive House Perfection! Clan Brude Raises The Bar With New EP
Following the releases of “No Time To Forget” and “Something Cut Me Loose,” the skillful producer presents a brand-new EP that showcases his signature sound and style, which keeps him climbing on the list of artists to follow closely within the Electronic Music genre: having quickly built momentum, this is a producer that will no doubt continue captivating as he drops impressive productions time and time again, proving himself worthy of attention from genre enthusiasts around the globe.
With 3 tracks on the list, ‘Temporary Places’ brings a refreshing and electrifying vibe that will surely connect with lovers of the genre. “Escape (Over And Over)” displays a fresh sound, a steady yet thumping beat, and captivating vocals that alongside the bassline, synths and rhythmic elements keep the sonic journey going. Next, “Why This Paranoia Get Me” starts off with a pulsating beat, driving melodies guided by the chopped vocals and infectious synths, that present a new musical soundscape to listeners. Finally, the EP closes off with “Cut Me Loose (Straight to U Mix),” finishing the EP on a high note, with a dynamic beat and uplifting synths that alongside the captivating main vocals, take the musical experience to the next level.
With this new EP, Clan Brude keeps building his catalogue, while presenting an unmissable listening journey that will become an instant favorite, not just among Progressive House fans, but all Electronic Dance music enthusiasts. As Clan Brude keeps promising fresh productions in the coming months, make sure to follow him across social media to be kept in the know about his latest projects and releases.
‘Temporary Places EP’ is out now and available in all major online stores and streaming platforms.
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Kaskade Begins REDUX 006 EP Rollout With New Single “Save Me”
Kaskade returns with his new single “Save Me” with Lauren L’aimant from the upcoming REDUX 006 EP, the first from the Dance music icon in over 2 years (REDUX 005 EP was released in 2021). With its euphonious melodies and ethereal vocals, the new track is a perfect representation of Kaskade’s REDUX style, which has been beloved by many fans since its inception 10 years ago in 2013 thanks to its deep and euphonious melodies and minimalistic sonic aesthetic.
“Save Me” rides on hypnotizing refrains, tribal-influenced instrumentals, and a rolling bassline for Kaskade’s signature production creativity and Lauren’s velvety voice, making for an exciting first debut of the 7-track EP. It’s the type of song that pairs potent emotion with dancefloor grooviness, guaranteed to deliver on intimate dance floors, the radio, and beyond.
Kaskade has paired the track and EP with a few REDUX-inspired dates, including a recent sold-out show in Irvine, CA at 9,5K capacity FivePoint Amphitheatre, and upcoming ones in Brooklyn, Chicago, and Miami, which are also sold out. Be on the lookout for the REDUX 006 EP dropping in full on Oct 27.
As a household name in electronic music for nearly two decades, Kaskade needs no introduction. His list of achievements is a mile long: 12 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. Having worked on collaborations with, e.g., Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor, he has the unique talent of creating his signature sound in any genre. Additionally, he has been one of the electronic artists leading the charge into the gaming world and, to date, is the only musician to conceptualize and create an entire season of music for video game giant Rocket League. In 2021, Kaskade came out of quarantine swinging as the first-ever solo headlining musician to sell out and perform for a public event at LA’s SoFi Stadium. Most recently, in 2022, he teamed up with deadmau5 to form Kx5. Kaskade’s influence on dance music has shaped the culture for generations of listeners, continuing to wow longtime and new fans alike with every new release.
Kaskade’s remaining REDUX-inspired forthcoming shows:
Oct 20 – Avant Gardner – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 17 – Cermak Hall – Chicago, IL
Dec 01 – Club Space – Miami, FL