The Dutch-born and Nashville-based Platinum duo Vicetone releases their first EP since 2019, titled ‘Departing Reality,’ and it’s exactly the dreamy escape the title promises. Featuring tracks that cross genres between electronic and Dance-Pop sounds, the 4-track package creates an emotive and yet dance-worthy ethos. Starting with the brand new lullaby-esque “Voices In My Head,” which fuses ethereal melodies and a futuresque drop with silky vocals.
Vicetone continues the vocal-driven wave with the previously released “The World Has A Heartbeat,” which features organic basslines and crystalline melodies, while “Dopamine Junkie” is a playfully danceable anthem. Rounding out with the euphonious “Tomorrow Never Comes,” the EP delivers both the easy summer listening vibes that are perfect for any occasion as well as serious dancefloor fillers, right on time for Vicetone’s EP-themed summer tour. Read on for what Vicetone had to say about the EP below:
“The ‘Departing Reality’ EP represents the feeling of floating away and having your worries disappear when you’re listening to music that really hits you. We produced songs for this EP that gave us goosebumps and put us in that blissful state of being transported by the melodies.” — Vicetone
Since 2012, Vicetone has built a reputation for consistently delivering addictive melodies and pushing the creative bounds of dance music. Infectiously melodic and energetic, the distinct Vicetone sound has earned Dutch DJ/Producer duo Ruben den Boer and Victor Pool over 1 billion streams, multiple Platinum and Gold records, and a loyal global fanbase. While still in college, the childhood friends released their debut record, “Harmony,” and were quickly launched to global notoriety – within the year, they landed a spot on DJ Mag’s prestigious Top 100 DJ list and began touring globally. Vicetone has since brought their brand of emotionally charged dance music to their 2021 album “Legacy” and hits like “Nevada” and “Something Strange”, a #1 chart-topper on Sirius BPM. Their viral hit “Astronomia” became a TikTok phenomenon and a bona fide stadium anthem, currently streaming over 1 million plays per day. Their dedication and talent quickly caught the attention of audiences, leading to performances at festivals across Europe and Asia, including Dream Station Seoul and iconic venues like the Hanoi Opera House. With releases on influential record labels like Ultra, Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music, and Monstercat, Vicetone solidified their position as trailblazers in the electronic music scene. Aside from their shared musical endeavors, Ruben and Victor also connect through their mutual love for video games. They consider gaming to be an essential part of the bond they formed as teenagers, giving them an opportunity to escape reality and tap into their childlike curiosity. This mindset translates into their music-making process, allowing them to be playful and creative with their compositions.
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LUM!X Drops Nostalgic Feel-Good Dance-Pop Single “Kids Like Us”
Austrian-Italian electronic protege LUM!X returns with his newest release, “Kids Like Us,” a unique and uplifting Dance-Pop smash that conveys the youthful energy of its namesake. Pairing cinematic and euphonious melodies with a dynamic, uplifting drop, LUM!X makes a true statement by incorporating an attention-grabbing and singalong chorus featuring children’s voices.
The combination of joyous and nostalgic elements creates a truly special sonic experience that will transport the listener to the favorite childhood memories and partially encourage you to embrace the present moment with the same type of wonderment. LUM!X has been on a hot streak the last few years, achieving an incredible milestone of 2 billion streams across all platforms, as well as 2 diamond, 22 platinum, and 9 gold certifications under his belt.
LUCiD & FRiENDS is the pseudonym for a newly formed songwriting collective, whose members have been working with the likes of Karol G, Camila Cabello, Iggy Azalea, MNEK, Cheat Codes, Selena Gomez, Marshmello, Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, and more.
“‘Kids Like Us’ is a song that has a very special place in my heart. As I crafted the beats and melodies, I felt the music come alive, a vibrant tapestry of sound that beckoned you to feel like a kid again. The title came from a place deep within my heart, a longing for the innocence of youth when the world was a playground, and worries were but fleeting whispers. Like a technicolor dream, the song paints vivid images of laughter, sun-drenched afternoons, and endless possibilities. Each note was a brushstroke, every lyric a stroke of nostalgia’s brush. It was a melody that transported you back in time while keeping one foot firmly in the now, a balancing act of emotion and innovation. What started out as a very uncommon and difficult topline ended up being one the most emotional songs I’ve ever worked on. The big vocal hook, together with the pop-ish verses, is something very different from what I usually produce, but for me, that’s the magic about this record” — LUM!X
At just 21 years old, Austrian-Italian musician LUM!X, real name Luca Michlmayr, is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the global electronic music scene. To date, LUM!X’s songs have been streamed well over 2 billion times, leading him to over 30 diamond, platinum and gold certifications. With a signature style that’s as smooth as it is hard and refreshing as it is versatile, LUM!X represents the next step in the evolution of the modern DJ, bringing with him a sound that’s not only primed for the radio and the club, but geared for the viral airwaves as well. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry already, including Gabry Ponte, DVBBS, KSHMR, and remixed the likes of Robin Schulz, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, and R3HAB to name only a few. In 2022, he became one of the first DJs to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Austria in the competition. In 2023, he also won two prizes at the Amadeus Awards of Austria for Song Of The Year and Best Dance Act with his song “Halo,” featuring Pia Maria.
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Cash Cash & Taylor Dayne Team Up On 2023’s Take On “Tell It To My Heart”
The unstoppable production Dance-Pop trio Cash Cash teams up with one of the Top Dance artists of all time – Taylor Dayne, for their new smash hit, a 2023 take on “Tell It To My Heart,” originally released by Taylor back in 1987 as her debut single, after which she rose to global stardom.
Cash Cash’s new song incorporates newly recorded, simply stunning vocals from Taylor Dayne while adding fresh elements of autotune and vocoder to certain samples to make for a groovy and digitized sound. The New Jersey-based producer and songwriter group incorporates their dynamic sound in the form of upbeat, emotive chords and a progressive bassline mixed with in-your-face synths, giving the track a modern flavor of old-school, Disco-inspired ballads that pull on heartstrings for many years to come.
“Tell It To My Heart” is out on Ultra Records/Sony Music.
“‘Tell It To My Heart’ was such a legendary song of its time with such a unique sound. The vocals alone had such a powerful instant melody that in combination with the lyrics, made for an infectious hook. The track also had such a fun, iconic 80’s tone with the synths and instruments that we really wanted to preserve in our version. I think we found the perfect balance in taking a trip down memory lane while going someplace new at the same time. There’s a popular phrase that a hit song is a hit song no matter how it’s dressed up. We took this already phenomenal song and put a whole new 2023 suit and tie on it. Taylor also is one of those artists that’s simply #stillgotit, and it shows in this version in which she completely recorded brand new vocals for.” — Cash Cash
“I am really excited for fans around the world to hear my new single and collaboration with the great team Cash Cash ‘Tell It To My Heart.'” — Taylor Dayne
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Berlin Got An Electronic Music Anthem Produced By Scooter!
For many years, Berlin has been hailed as the epicenter of electronic music. It’s a city that has transformed alongside this genre, and it was about time that Scooter released a tribute anthem to celebrate it.
From underground clubs to massive festivals, the German capital has it all! Taking this into account, Scooter gets inspired by the vibrant ambiance of its nightlife, and this new banger called “Berliner Luft” invites you to throw your hands up in the air.
On a side note, to grasp the essence of “Berliner Luft” and Berlin’s electronic music scene, it’s essential to experience its party vibes firsthand. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than discovering the iconic Berghain or the hidden gems of Friedrichshain.
The urban area offers a diverse range of venues where you can enjoy non-stop fun as seen in the visuals.
Moreover, with the traditional Hard Dance style and unmistakable vocals of H.P. Baxxter, this tune will soon become a brand-new hit. Above all, catchy melodies and electrifying beats capture the spirit of this great Metropolis through an upbeat rhythm.
In brief, Scooter is a talented group that continues to reinvent themselves. Also, they never fail to impress; that’s the reason why I can’t wait to hear their next melodic stompers…