Sultan + Shepard Revive Their 2014 Classic “Keep Moving” — LISTEN
Dance music icons Sultan + Shepard celebrate the fifth anniversary of their hit “Keep Moving” with The Boxer Rebellion by releasing a reboot of the 2014’s single. Classics fans have nothing to fear, as the original’s heartfelt, cathartic vocals still shine amid soundscapes where delicate melodies concinnate with a muted progressive bassline. The original single amassed over 5M streams on Spotify, and the reboot does its justice for the modern era. The Grammy-nominated duo’s sound has evolved with the times, but they always stay true to their deep progressive roots. Sultan + Shepard recently released their two-sided debut studio album “Echoes of Life,” featuring both radio and club-friendly gems on the “Day” side and late-night appropriate grooves on the “Night” rendition of the LP. The Canadian duo is ready to begin a new era in 2020, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this timeless duo!
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Throughout the last decade, Sultan + Shepard have established themselves as one of dance music’s premier partnerships. Their production talent had landed them collaborations with renowned dance music artists such as Tiesto, Dillon Francis and Fedde le Grand as well as iconic pop artists like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Madonna. S+S’s “Almost Home’ (ft. Nadia Ali and IRO) surpassed 25M spins on Spotify alone, hit #1 in the US Media Base Chart, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart and was nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Dance Recording. Through the last five years, Sultan + Shepard’s work has also earned them a Grammy nod for their remix of Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven” in addition to the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year for “Bad,” the multi-platinum single which they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. Sultan + Shepard’s collective ability to seamlessly create tracks that feel at home both on the radio and the festival stage, as well as an undying commitment to their craft, has brought Sultan + Shepard to a well-deserved place at the top.
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Almero Releases First EP On Nicky Romero’s Protocol: “Meant To Me”
French maestro Almero shows his production prowess with his first-ever EP on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, the 3-track material ‘Meant To Me.‘ Consisting of two brand new records in addition to the title track, which was released earlier this month, Almero brings his A-game with two different but equally as powerful sounds revolving around the label’s already signature sound. “Say Goodbye” with Heero is a beautifully produced, vocal-forward, and uplifting progressive gem perfect for those feelsy moments at any festival or in a club. The more sinister of the two, “Revolt” possesses a darker, underground feel with driving basslines and undulating melodies for late nights on the dancefloor. Almero earlier released “Dancing Alone” and “Starlight” on Don Diablo’s Hexagon, “Bring Me Down” on Revealed, and worked with Yves V on “Faith” on Spinnin’ Records as well as on “So Much Love” with Nicky Romero himself.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Teamworx, Futuristic Polar Bears, Trilane, Marcus Santoro, Stadiumx, Tim van Werd, and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Almero is already making waves; he debuted on Protocol in 2020 with “They Don’t Know” with CAMARDA and then followed with “Focus” with DØBER, 2021’s “Good Old Days” with CAMARDA, “Run” with Teamworx, and solo singles “Do Again” and “Midnight Love.” He has additional releases on Universal Music, Spinnin’ Records, Anjunabeats, Smash The House, Hexagon, and has earned support from Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Blasterjaxx, and Thomas Gold, to name only a few. Stay tuned for more releases coming from Almero and more of the Protocol artists.
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Bhaskar Delivers Dark Progressive Single “Think It’s Just Enough”
Brazilian maestro Bhaskar is back with another funky but dark and driving progressive tune, this time in the form of “Think It’s Just Enough” Out now on his home label CONTROVERSIA, the track opens with a catchy vocal riff of its namesake accompanied by undulating, housey-infused melodies that set a seductive and groovy tone for this sonic journey. It’s dark underbelly is revealed with deep undertones and rolling synths, making “Think It’s Just Enough” a perfect tune for those late nights and peak times on the dance floor. It’s also a sonic follow-up to the Brazilian producer’s March release “Tina,” in collaboration with Vintage Culture, Meca, and The Vic on Diplo’s label Higher Ground, which mixes perfectly with “Think It’s Just Enough.” This combination was tried and tested many times in Bhaskar’s sets before, becoming a proven and fan-favorite formula for an outstanding party.
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” (154M+ Spotify streams) and “Infinity” (125M+ 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 and Brazilian fellow Vintage Culture. Bhaskar has some more surprises up his sleeve, and we can’t wait to see what’s next!
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GATTÜSO Returns To Ultra Records With “Out Of My Mind” Ft. Jalja
NYC-based GATTÜSO is back on Ultra Records with his new single “Out Of My Mind,” a Progressive House cut featuring UK singer-songwriter Jalja. The track combines Jalja’s sultry, soulful vocals with deep, driving basslines and emotive melodies, making for an emotive and yet dancefloor-friendly release. With the lyrics about tough times in finding a partner and going back to a close friend that understands you, “Out Of My Mind” will appeal to anyone who struggles with a bad relationship or is going through other personal hurdles, but on the other hand, sonically also feels right at home for a late-night groove at an underground club. It marks the Israeli-born producer’s second single release this year as it follows his “Feel Your Love” with Navos from March.
Appearing 4 times on the Billboard Dance Radio chart, his songs have been streamed over 500 million times on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Deezer as well as released on Armada, Enhanced Music, Spinnin’ Records, Future House Music, Ultra Records. GATTÜSO’s collaboration with Disco Killerz, “Million Things,” topped the Billboard Dance Radio Airplay and Mediabase charts, was the #1 EDM song of the week on Music Choice, and was named by Sirius XM “BPM Breaker.” Capitalizing on a great upward momentum, his follow-up “When In Rome” again rose to the top of the charts. In April 2020, his debut release on Ultra Records, “Walk On Water,” feat. Kat Nestel charted Top 40 on both industry charts, Billboard Dance Radio and Mediabase. GATTÜSO’s first release of 2022, “Afterglow,” with Nicky Romero and Jared Lee, also rapidly climbed to the top of the US dance radio charts. His collaboration with R3HAB, “Creep,” was the first official Mint Single in the exclusive Spotify single series, was featured on 40 New Music Friday playlist around the world, and has been streamed well over 100 million times to date. He has extensively toured throughout North America, including clubs and main stages at festivals such as Lavo Nightclub, Escapade, Chasing Summer, Countdown Orlando, Art Cars of EDC Las Vegas, and Electric Zoo, to name only a few. He also performed at the opening of Miami’s newest nightclub – M2, during Miami Music Week 2023 and is currently a resident artist at Atlantic City’s HQ2 club.
Jalja is a London-based UK-born singer and songwriter who released her debut solo single ‘Keep Your Love’ in April 2022 on Epic Records/Sony Music. Her collaboration with electronic producer Hosh – “Midnight” already clocked up over 60 million streams on Spotify alone and over 70 million on all platforms combined. BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac picked the track as “The Week’s Hottest Record,” and Pete Tong selected it as Essential New Tune on his radio show. It proved to be a hugely popular record across the globe. Currently, Jalja is midway through recording her debut album which is planned for release in 2024.