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Shane Codd Gives Timeless 90s Dance Vibes On “Something More”

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Platinum-certified Irishman Shane Codd showcases his talent and sonic diversity with a new single “Something More. Listeners around the globe may recognize him from the quarantine-era breakthrough anthem “Get Out My Head,” which in addition to claiming Gold and Platinum certifications, peaked at #5 on the Irish Singles Chart, and within the Top 10 of the charts in the United Kingdom. On his brand new “Something More” the young producer brings back his upbeat, addictive style, which opens with digitized chords offset by soulful vocals, then quickly builds into a euphoric progressive drop accompanied by soaring melodies and hopeful lyrics. The song spreads a positive message, complete with an easy-listening, 90’s inspired sonic style, creating the perfect formula for the next midsummer anthem. Codd was inspired by the feeling of the drops in songs such as Eric Prydz’s “Opus” when he made the single, for which he said that he cast the rules aside and let creativity guide him. Codd initially caught global attention with “Get Out My Head,” which went viral with a locally charged, grassroots approach and changed his life for good. After being skyrocketed into the electronic music scene, we can’t wait to see what Shane Codd has up his sleeve next.

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“Working on ‘Something More’ was similar to when I made ‘Get Out My Head,’ where I made it on my own in my bedroom in Cavan in Ireland with my headphones on, staying up until 6AM. I started actually by feeling a little stuck on what to do, as I was working on another idea, and it wasn’t going anywhere. I took out the keyboard and started playing notes with a sound I really liked from the Nexus plugin. Then I looked on Splice for vocals that I thought suited. I decided not to play by any rules in the song as I wanted to make it fun and how I wanted and not worry about anyone else. That made the process very enjoyable and sort of bold to break the rules. The long intro on the Original Mix was something I wanted to have in there to try and build an epic euphoric moment, something like Eric Prydz’s ‘Opus’ with the tempo starting slow and building up to build the energy. I also wanted to go for a 90s trancey vibe, and I think it sounded a bit more modern too, which I liked.” — Shane Codd about “Something More”

Shane Codd is a 24-year-old DJ/Producer from Dublin, Ireland. House music runs through his veins. His love for it can be traced back to when he was a child; he’d listen to club classics at home, in the car with his mother, with mates at school, anywhere. Its effect is fully felt on his breakout single “Get Out My Head,” which nods to the late 90s/early 2000s dance sound, albeit with his own unique twist. Created in his bedroom at his family home as a form of escape when life paused due to the pandemic, the track became inescapable itself, resulting in a Top 10 hit on the Official UK Singles Chart as well as Top 5 in his native Ireland, racking up over 20 million streams across both territories. While he is an entirely self-taught producer, it wasn’t always easy. He remembers dropping out of college for a year, moving into a damp apartment in Dublin with no heating, and struggling to pay rent, all so he could focus solely on making music. 5 years on, he admits: “I still have loads to learn, it’s the exciting bit for me. I’m learning piano now – it’s a life goal to get good at it”. His goal is a simple but ambitious one. Like his heroes of the genre – Avicii, Gigi D’Agostino and Alice Deejay, he wants “to go down as a legendary dance producer, someone who is respected, brought out good music and put on a great live show. I’d love it if my music was remembered in 20 years like Robin S’ “Show me Love,” one that people still love & doesn’t get old, truly classic tunes.”

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Reality Test Adds Electrifying Spin On MR.BLACK & Gproject’s “We Are One”

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Blessing us all with a remix for the ages, Reality Test (real name Nica Iliuhin Loren) has added an electrifying spin to MR.BLACK and Gproject‘s highly explosive collaboration, “We Are One. Leaving no doubt to the imagination, the Tel Aviv-based DJ/Producer continues to rise amongst the elite of our community, and with renditions of such nature, it is only fair to say that her status will continue to elevate on the most constant of levels.

Taking on a Psytrance single of such magnitude, Reality Test ensures that the essence created throughout the original product has remained intact, but at the same time, also adds her own distinct sound that has been causing quite havoc through both her own singles, as well as her remixes.

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Influenced by the endless possibilities surrounding music production, Reality Test came along as the second project during her time within our community, and when working with an array of different genres, it only made sense that this was the concept that she would deliver as time progressed. Garnering support from some of the biggest names within our scene, as well as signing for no other than Vini Vici’s imprint, Alteza Records, this artist to watch was now well and truly on her way towards global dominance.

Fast-forward to now, each of her productions has amassed millions of streams worldwide, whilst, at the same time, she has been performing on the biggest of stages around the globe. Inspired on the daily, this latest remix further advocates her true passion for mastering her craft, with MR.BLACK and Gproject’s collaboration acts as the perfect stepping stone towards further enhancing her presence and of course, reaching the elite status within our community.

Gproject and Reality Test ignited a sonic revolution with their previous collaboration, “The Hook,” a blazing release in 2022, all under the HYBIT imprint of MR.BLACK. This collaboration, akin to a musical supernova, demonstrated the explosive synergy between these two phenomenal talents, leaving listeners awestruck and craving more.

Destined for nothing less than the very top of the charts, “We Are One (Reality Test Remix)” will have anyone out of their seats and straight onto the nearest dance floor in no time at all. Oozing with energy from start to finish, each musical element has been incorporated in a manner that will scintillate even the toughest of crowds, with Reality Test once again showcasing the undeniable musical prowess that she possesses.

A rendition for the ages, be sure to check out this certified hit in all its glory below, whilst streaming is also available through all major platforms.

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Vini Vici Team Up With Gabry Ponte For Hard-Hitting Anthem “Damage”

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Teaming up for the ultimate collaborations, Psytrance duo Vini Vici and Italian DJ/Producer Gabry Ponte have blessed fans alike with the release of “Damage. A hard-hitting and highly dynamic single, the musical chemistry between these acts is out of this world, and the end product is truly spectacular.

With collaborations far from few within the electronic dance industry, it is always with great eagerness that we await for two heavyweights of our scene to team up, and this time we have exactly that. Having worked alongside in the past for their hit release ‘Lo Nevosh,’ Psytrance duo Vini Vici and Italian DJ/Producer Gabry Ponte have once again combined their genius musical minds, and in turn, have blessed us all with the ultimate hard-hitting anthem, in the form of ‘Damage.’ Fusing their unique styles of play in a manner that will scintillate even the toughest of crowds, this latest release acts as a clear statement towards the undeniable musical prowess that each acts possesses, but at the same time, also amplifies their versatile natures and their capabilities of adapting to any type of style or genre that they opt to venture with.

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Leaving their own distinct mark within the Psytrance scene, Vini Vici are often regarded as the ultimate pioneers of the genre, and by constantly pushing boundaries, they have been able to evolve their sound(s) to even further dimensions, and in turn, work alongside the biggest names within our community, no matter the genre that they may specialise in. Comprised by Matan Kadosh and Aviram Saharai, the Israeli duo have shown no signs of slowing down, and with collaborations of such nature, it is fair to say that their legendary status is well and truly granted. In a similar fashion, Gabry Ponte rose to fame when part of iconic group Eiffel 65, and with a vast array of hits to his name, the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, has been able to impact our scene as a solo act, whilst at the same time also having worked alongside the likes of Timmy Trumpet, R3HAB, and Aloe Blacc when just naming a few.

A fusion of two truly iconic acts, ‘Damage’ is the latest endeavour that will have listeners feeling some type of way, with each musical element incorporated in the most immersive of fashions. Representing the differing sounds of each act, this highly-addictive and dynamic track will have anyone out of their seats and straight onto the nearest dance floor in no time at all, and in turn, further advocating the undeniable musical chemistry that has formed when Vini Vici and Gabry Ponte join forces. Destined for nothing less than ultimate success, ‘Damage’ is out now under Smash The House Records, so be sure to check out this certified hit in all its glory below, with streaming also available through all major platforms here. Don’t forget to also leave your own thoughts in the comments section. Enjoy!

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Tensteps Teases Album Release With 6th Single “Paradise Tonight”

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is here with another compelling production off his upcoming album. The sixth and final single before the album releases in full, “Paradise Tonight” is a striking new track released in collaboration with Sendr, featuring the vocals of Robin Vane. Set for release via Andrew Rayel’s label Find Your Harmony, “Paradise Tonight” is a powerful reminder why Tensteps’ signature style and sound is one to follow closely as he gears up to release his highly anticipated album ‘Infinite’ on October 6.

Speaking about the collaboration, Tensteps says:

“When Alex (Sendr) first sent me his draft of the track, it gave me a healthy dose of nostalgia. The whole track felt like it had all these elements of progressive house and progressive trance that I loved when I was first really getting into dance music -those Audien/Arty/2010’s Anjunabeats kind of vibes. There was no way I could turn down the collaboration on this, and I immediately got to work building it out and making everything sound as full and luscious as possible.” 

“Paradise Tonight” features the signature emotive vocals of Robin Vane, a singer-songwriter from The Netherlands who has several impressive collaborations in his catalogue, including productions with Armin van Buuren and Omnia. With songs that have surpassed 7 million plays on streaming platforms and have reached the well-known Beatport Top 10, Robin Vane is a top-tier talent in electronic music, and his inclusion in this new release adds a vibrant layer of colour into the mix.

About his work with Robin Vane, Tensteps mentions:

“I wrote the topline for this song myself, and when we met Robin, it was clear he was the right choice to bring it to life. He’s got such a unique voice that added so much warmth and character to the song.”

“Paradise Tonight” features a bouncy low end and a pounding, fervent beat that starts off the track, as a growling acid bassline and driving rhythms build the intensity. The captivating vocals of Robin Vane hold the focus, taking listeners into the breakdown where atmospheric pads, anthemic details, and intensifying elements guide into the drop where massive supersaws complete the vibe, providing a high-energy climax to the track.

This new release from Tensteps proves his skills and talents as a producer, showcasing his top-notch production and earworm, Pop-infused songwriting. With a momentum that is sure to continue as he releases his debut full-length album next month, Tensteps is raising the bar and quickly making a name for himself in the dance music scene. Don’t forget to follow Tensteps across social media as he announces new releases, upcoming projects, and live dates.

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