WAVEDASH & James Ivy Cross Paths On “Chicago Loop”
Continuously showcasing their creativity and versatility, WAVEDASH and James Ivy’s friendship, tracing back to their teenage years, has intersected at a crucial point in their musical careers for the release of “Chicago Loop,” out now via Create Music Group.
Debuting on Skrillex’s label OWSLA in 2015, WAVEDASH has since developed their own style of electronic dance music. Receiving industry-wide praise from artists like Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Madeon, and many more; in 2021, their 12-track debut album, World Famous Tour, left a bold and positive mark on the dance music community. Now liberated from label stipulations and creative control, the trio look onwards to seek artistic fulfillment in the next chapter of their careers. The release of “Chicago Loop”, a track that was initially introduced 3 years ago, thus, carries great meaning to both the artists and their fans, as the trio collabs with their long friend, and rising artist James Ivy.
James Ivy, a 23-year-old Korean-American singer/songwriter/producer from New Jersey, since his debut in 2020, with “Staring Contest”, has been developing his artistic presence in the PC music scene. Receiving praise from the likes of MTV, Flood Magazine, NYLON, and continued releases of singles, and in 2021, his debut EP, Good Grief, James Ivy has impressed both media and the fans. Crossing between genres and facing new frontiers in his career, his addition to “Chicago Loop” is something that once again proves his indefinite musical capabilities.
“Jimmy (James Ivy) has been one of our best friends for over 8 years now. During that time we’ve grown up together and came into our own as artists. We help each other out with everything, whether it be Jimmy lending his voice to us or Me, Michael, and Gavin lending Jimmy our production skills. When we made“Chicago Loop,” we thought it was just another one of the hundreds of songs that would never see the light of day, but thanks to the overwhelming response from fans we are unbelievably excited to share it with you guys.” — WAVEDASH
“Chicago Loop” was a song born from an ironing board acting as a makeshift desk and a Bluetooth speaker in a hotel room in Chicago. Me and the boys had flown out to Chicago for Lollapalooza and it ended up being the biggest let-down of a weekend ever. Me and the boys started a song purely off of the desire to make sure the weekend was not a complete waste. The lyrics, that were mostly freestyled on the spot, ended up being an ode to this feeling we had this weekend, of being at a shitty party and being like “let’s get outta here”.” — James Ivy
An upbeat indie/electronic track, WAVEDASH immerse listeners in a dreamy electronic instrumental. The production heavily lies on funky drums, synths, and futuristic effects that add to the colorful display of WAVEDASH’s adventurous sound. James Ivy further decorates the track with layered vocals as his catchy melodies gracefully merge with the lively instrumental. WAVEDASH and James Ivy stand to face a new chapter in their exciting career. As WAVEDASH moves on to the post-album era as they now create music truly without limits, this collaboration with James Ivy is something that fulfills both the sonic endeavors of the artists and the expectations of their fans.
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Lose Yourself In Kuma Pop’s Electrifying Flamenco Fusion!
Kuma Pop has an incredible talent for combining the traditional rhythms, harmonies, and melodies of Flamenco with electronic elements. The resulting fusion on “Amanecer” is a truly original interpretation that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for dance.
Furthermore, the beats are so irresistible that it’s certain you won’t be able to resist moving your feet to the music.
What provides a counterbalance to the synthesizers and drum machines is the use of samples obtained from an old Andalucian vinyl record. In particular, the highlight of this eclectic mix is undoubtedly the intensely passionate Spanish vocals.
The raw, emotional delivery will transport you to another world and leave you breathless. Without question, the music video accompanying this excellent single can produce the same effect if you watch it.
Believe me when I say that the entire composition has completely captivated me, making it Kuma Pop’s best work to date. Interestingly enough, his previous release, “Por Dentro,” also features sound textures that are very similar and just as impressive.
Kuma Pop is a Spanish producer, teacher, and father who is professionally based between two countries – Spain and the USA.
Above all, he continues to demonstrate his extraordinary vision for the Flamenco fusion which defies boundaries, inviting listeners to lose themselves in the hypnotic groove.
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Minelli Drops Perfect Dance-Pop Hybrid With ‘Silver & Gold – Chapter II’
“And I’ll be right back to brighten up your days,” is not just some lyric from one of the songs on Minelli’s newest album. It is a promise guaranteed to be kept as soon as you press play on ‘Silver & Gold – Chapter II.’ The album contains the perfect synergy of Pop, Dance, and EDM, sprinkled across 14 fresh and effervescent songs. So, get ready to jump and get high on music with Minelli’s newest release.
Silver & Gold | Chapter II represents Minelli’s vision and inspirations that she gained, traveling around the world to find the perfect pitch for her youngest newborn. The artist was not alone in this journey, as great names in production and songwriting such as Freedo (Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Galantis, Ava Max), Jordan Shaw (Afrojack, Armin van Buuren) or Yoshi Breen (Tiesto, Karol G, Lost Frequencies) collaborated with her.
Minelli teased you with three songs that you already know, “Think About U,” “Could Be Something,” and “Deep Sea,” and now she is coming with 11 more: “Silver & Gold,” “Maracatu,” “Crazy,” “Tonight,” “Drinks on Mi,” “Stay Awake,” “Vitamin U,” “Routine,” “Memories,” “Don’t U Worry” and “Kill the Lights” and she is excited to know which one is your favourite.
Minelli is one of the most successful Eastern European singers and songwriters, having written many hits for famous artists, such as ‘UP’ and ‘Flashbacks’ for INNA, or ‘Addicted’ for Sickotoy. Her releases, ‘Rampampam’ and ‘Nothing Hurts’, have dominated the music charts globally, cumulating over 185 million streams and over 350 million views. ‘Rampampam’ even reached number #4 in the Global Shazam top and #1 in Global Dance Shazam for several weeks. In addition, ‘Deep Sea’, her song in collaboration with the famous DJ, R3HAB, landed on some of the most prominent Spotify and Apple Music playlists while receiving airplay throughout Europe.
Talking about ‘Silver & Gold – Chapter II, Minelli said: “It is here, and it is yours. From now on, this album is not just mine, but yours to play with, enjoy and share the best memories on it. May my songs be the soundtrack to your own movie, to your own most fabulous and fun adventures. I hope you enjoy the mix and match between Pop, Dance, and EDM that I have baked for you for almost two years. All the love.”
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You Won’t Believe MELON’s Unique Interpretation Of “Tom’s Diner”
Rejuvenate your ears with MELON’s uplifting party music thanks to his debut album, ‘This Is MELON, Vol. 1 (Dance).’ To everybody’s surprise, he reworks many hits, but nothing surpasses his unique spin on “Tom’s Diner.”
In fact, this brand-new electrifying version sounds as perfect as the original. It goes without saying that Suzanne Vega would be extremely impressed with MELON’s exceptional rendition, which aims to prompt euphoria in clubs.
Despite incorporating contemporary textures and stomping beats, there’s still a sense of nostalgia that transports you to another time.
Interestingly, his debut project is more than just a collection of vibrant tunes. Actually, the incognito DJ and producer hopes to inspire the next generation of virtuosos who are getting into the EDM scene.
On the other hand, he also commits to creating a substantial impact by providing opportunities for emerging talents through his collaborations via the Dance Fruits Music artist collective.
But not only that, the high energy and excitement of party music always create a fun atmosphere anywhere it’s played. Therefore, if you’re searching for infectious anthems, “Tom’s Diner” and the rest of the covers are sure to satisfy your craving.
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