Australian duo Stafford Brothers make their debut on Purple Fly with “I Miss You,” a Dance-Pop remake of Blink 182‘s classic song of the same title. The original was a staple of teenage angst and an anthem for unrequited love, and Stafford Brothers kept the emotional turbulence of the vocals while adding breezy and organic instrumental melodies for a lighter touch. The single shows them exploring different sounds after their major hit track “Hello” feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian on Cash Money Rec., which achieved an international breakthrough and went triple Platinum, enabling the brother-duo to later collaborate with the likes of Lil Yachty, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, and more.
Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Aussie exports Stafford Brothers were the first electronic dance music act to sign to Cash Money Records in 2012 and have since collaborated with rap and hip-hop heavy hitters such as Lil Yachty, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, and more. Their music has found homes on Spinnin’ Records, Thrive Music, Smash the House, and Armada Music. As the world emerges from the pandemic, the duo is coming back in full force. In 2021, they performed to 50K people at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the NRL tripleheader. This laid the groundwork for their massive halftime show performance with multiplatinum recording artist Timmy Trumpet at the NRL Grand Final. Now a part of the Purple Fly family, Stafford Brothers join artists like Futuristic Polar Bears, DJ SODA, Laidback Luke, BLVD., Fatman Scoop, Shaquille O’Neal, Sevenn, and more at the cutting edge of NFT backed music.
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VIZE & R3HAB Join Forces On Euphonious Dance-Pop Single Via Sony Music
In the recent past, both VIZE and R3HAB have been able to celebrate great successes. The fact that these two heavyweights of the Dance scene have produced a song together is more than promising. Their new song “One Last Time” tells the story of dancing through the night together one last time before parting ways and leaving each other behind. It’s about living in the moment for a certain time. Musically, the song starts out acoustic and restrained. The soft vocals are accompanied by a piano and simple drums. The drop then combines the typical sounds of VIZE and R3HAB: on a fresh house beat comes the slapping bass, which is also known from other tracks of VIZE and R3HAB. The song sprays melancholic-cheerful vibes in every bar, which animate you to dance.
“We are very happy about our new release ‘One Last Time’ as it was a song that we loved from the first minute on. Working together with R3HAB was a pleasure, even though it was only from a distance. We hope our fans will be as hyped as we are about this collaboration. Cannot wait to play that during the upcoming club season!” — VIZE
“I’ve been following VIZE for many years, and I am excited that we’ve finally found the right opportunity to work together. I really enjoyed this creative process from day one; VIZE has a clear direction and excellent work ethic. ‘One Last Time’ is a record about coming to terms with reality and choosing to dance in the moment. It has a simple elegance to it, and I believe it is exactly what it needed to be.” — R3HAB
As briefly mentioned at the beginning, both VIZE and R3HAB have already had great success. VIZE (116k followers on Instagram), which consists of mastermind & producer Vitali Zestovskih and DJ/producer Johannes Vimalavong, have worked with big names like Alan Walker, Felix Jaehn, Afrojack, and Dimitri Vegas. With more than 2.5B streams and 1.3M records sold, as well as more than 30 gold and platinum awards in eight countries, they have already achieved some respectable successes. Projects with Capital Bras side project called Joker Bra have also been particularly successful. Here, the duo and Joker Bra landed a #1 hit in Germany with “Baby.” And they also currently reach a considerable audience on Spotify with more than 8.6M monthly listeners.
Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. From his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, to anthems such as Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” to his collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul, and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game. His work has collected over 8B streams to date, including 1.1B in 2021 alone. R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK in 2016, which has passed 4B streams across platforms since its inception. He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist, one of Spotify’s top 200 most streamed artists, ranked #12 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, and has earned over 70 Gold and Platinum certificates. On top of that, he performed at the world’s top festivals, such as EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, DWP Jakarta. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB has earned his place as a household name in dance music.
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Sevenn Unveils “Running From Love” With BIGMOO Ft. Sarah De Warren
Sevenn teams up with BIGMOO and songwriter/artist Sarah de Warren for his new track “Running From Love,” a stunning vocal gem that’s ideal for those late-night drives, perfectly showcasing Sevenn’s signature hybrid Techno-inspired sound. The song opens with de Warren’s ethereal and sultry performance, complemented with cinematic chords and deep undulating basslines. The effect is a far-from-basic electronic-pop fusion that holds weight on the radio, in the club, and anywhere in between. As a celebrated singer with millions of streams on her Spotify profile, Sarah de Warren has previously collaborated with top-notch artists, including Kaskade, Gareth Emery, Tritonal, Excision, and more. BigMoo recently released “To The Top” with Fatman Scoop and Titus, while Sevenn’s previous release on Purple Fly was his remake of The Weeknd’s “The Hills” and more stops by Spinnin’ Records and Musical Freedom since then.
Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFTs directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Kevin Brauer has exploded into the international electronic music stage as Sevenn. In his repertory, he has four global hits: “Colors Of The Rainbow,” produced in collaboration with Kathy, and successful releases such as “BYOB” and “The Wall,” produced with Alok, which reached over 50 million streams. Sevenn’s massive collaboration with Tïesto “BOOM” debuted on Ultra Music Festival Miami in 2017. The single’s 2018’s version with Gucci Mane on the vocals had peaked at #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic charts amassing over 120 million streams on Spotify. Sevenn played at some of the world’s most celebrated festivals, such as Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and Creamfields. BigMoo’s music has been released on Spinnin’ and its sub-labels and has been supported by Tiesto, Afrojack, R3HAB, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, KSHMR, W&W, Showtek, Nicky Romero, Timmy Trumpet and Blasterjaxx.
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Bhaskar Returns With Retrowave-Inspired Jam “Hours And Hours”
Brazilian DJ and producer Bhaskar returns to his family label CONTROVERSIA with a mesmerizing new single — “Hours and Hours.” Blending EDM with Retrowave sounds, the release is truly a testament to his ability to experiment and master different genre-bending styles. It opens with groovy 80s-inspired melodies and surreal vocal hooks overtop of deep, driving basslines for an experience that will both give you goosebumps and make you get on the dancefloor right away. “Hours and Hours” is a sultry but energetic gem that follows his recent single “Round My Head” with Yves V and “U Got My Body,” also on Alok’s label.
“This song was really fun to make because I can participate in the whole creative process. First, I got the vocals from the songwriters, but there were some things I wanted to change in the vocals. So I had a meeting with them, gave them my suggestions, and we were able to adjust. Regarding the instrumental, I was based a lot on what I have proposed for my last songs, which is to make music more for the dance floor. So I wanted to keep its atmosphere which is more of a “deep” thing, but at the same time make it rock on the dance floor. I’m very happy with the result, and it has worked a lot in my sets.” — Bhaskar
Bhaskar began his history in 2004, still at age 12, when his first project with his twin brother Alok started. It all began as a hobby, but in a short time, they were already splitting their time between the studies and the studio. Son of renowned DJs Swarup and Ekanta, Bhaskar was inspired by his parents’ success and soon started to tour the world playing his music. Throughout his career, the Brazilian has collected a few hits to his name, including “Fuego” (145M+ Spotify streams) and “Infinity” (110M+ Spotify streams). His talents have led him to collaborate with and remix artists, including Tomorrowland resident Yves V, Moguai, Dubdogz, Wankelmut, Lucas Estrada, the Brazilian pop star Anitta and his brother Alok. Bhaskar has some more surprises up his sleeve, and we can’t wait to see what’s next!