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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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
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Different Stage Drops Debut 3-Track EP ‘Chemicals’ On CONTROVERSIA
Brazilian producer Different Stage is back on CONTROVERSIA with his debut 3-track EP ‘Chemicals,’ in which he explores a new Melodic and Progressive House-focused style. On the title track, he kicks things off with a distinctive bouncy, driving beat complemented by groovy and hypnotic melodies, setting the stage for the EP with an energetic House record.
“Nova” is a bit more downtempo, with dark and euphonious melodies that melt into an undulating bassline, while “Higher” with Luccas Deo absolutely crushes with a frenzied yet cohesive combination of distorted vocal riffs, hypnotizing toplines, and driving beats to make for a guaranteed club hit. Different Stage has previously released on Spinnin’ Records, STMPD RCRDS, Armada Music, Enhanced, and more, and this EP shows off his dynamic production prowess in a new sonic style.
“The EP presents a sound that is somewhat different from my usual style, which is melodic house and progressive house, but intentionally. I seek to bring a little new elements and show a little of my versatility in productions, which means that I’m always open to musical evolution or change.” — Different Stage
Different Stage is the name that gives life to the project of the Brazilian producer and DJ from the State of Roraima, Vinícius da Luz. The project converges elements of the best in Progressive House, Techno, and Tech House, which translates into an expressive sound identity. Showing personality, Different Stage had released on the most important labels in the world, such as the giant Spinnin’ Records, STMPD RCRDS by Martin Garrix, Armada Music by Armin Van Buuren, Controversia by Alok, Enhanced Music, Braslive, Sirup, among others.
One of its main tracks is “One Night” with Dubdogz and Pontifexx, with more than 1,7 million plays. Accumulating several achievements, it still had the support of several artists from the world scene, such as Tiësto, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Kryder, Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Don Diablo, Cosmic Gate, Yves V, and more.