Will Sparks and Maddix deliver a hard-hitting fusion of bounce, hardstyle and tribal rhythms on their new collaboration “Mangalam” for Carnage’s Heavyweight Records. Sparks first became well known as a leader in the Melbourne bounce genre and that influence is clearly heard in “Mangalam”‘s upbeat kick drums, but it’s the layered complexity of intense basslines and a tribal vocal riff that gives the track its name make it a real stand out. This release follows Will’s singles “Tombstone” with SCNDL on Monstercat and “Flakka Flakka” on Armada Music. This is his first collaboration with talented newcomer Maddix, who has worked with Hardwell on collaborative “Smash This Beat” and “Bella Ciao” singles. “Mangalam” is a word that signifies good fortune in Sanskrit, and we’re sure that it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy by firing up dance floors around the globe.
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Australian DJ and producer Will Sparks made waves in the dance music circuit in 2014 when his single “Ah Yeah So What” became an international hit. That year Sparks was named No. 1 Australian DJ, “Best Breakthrough Artist” by inthemix, and was included in Billboard’s “10 Young EDM Stars to Watch” list, making him a household name for anyone in-the-know. The iconic party track “Ah Yeah So What” was included in Zac Efron’s music themed drama film “We Are Your Friends” as well as The Rock’s hit TV series “Ballers” and became the basis for his catchy, bouncy signature sound. Sparks proved himself far from a one-hit-wonder, going on to release tracks on major labels like Sony Music, Ultra Records, Armada and Spinnin’ and creating remixes for Major Lazer, The Chainsmokers, Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Laidback Luke and Hardwell. His live performances are known to drive crowds into a frenzy at festivals such as Tomorrowworld, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Stereosonic and Future Music Festival. Up-and-coming Dutch producer Maddix is building a formidable name for himself early on by remixing Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding’s “Outside”, Sick Individuals’ “Alive” and collaborating with Hardwell, Timmy Trumpet, Olly James and Kris Kiss. Adding “Mangalam” to his resume only promises more energetic tunes from this young artist. Keep an eye out for more new music from Will Sparks, Maddix and Heavyweight Records in 2019!
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Vini Vici Team Up With Gabry Ponte For Hard-Hitting Anthem “Damage”
Teaming up for the ultimate collaborations, Psytrance duo Vini Vici and Italian DJ/Producer Gabry Ponte have blessed fans alike with the release of “Damage.” A hard-hitting and highly dynamic single, the musical chemistry between these acts is out of this world, and the end product is truly spectacular.
With collaborations far from few within the electronic dance industry, it is always with great eagerness that we await for two heavyweights of our scene to team up, and this time we have exactly that. Having worked alongside in the past for their hit release ‘Lo Nevosh,’ Psytrance duo Vini Vici and Italian DJ/Producer Gabry Ponte have once again combined their genius musical minds, and in turn, have blessed us all with the ultimate hard-hitting anthem, in the form of ‘Damage.’ Fusing their unique styles of play in a manner that will scintillate even the toughest of crowds, this latest release acts as a clear statement towards the undeniable musical prowess that each acts possesses, but at the same time, also amplifies their versatile natures and their capabilities of adapting to any type of style or genre that they opt to venture with.
Leaving their own distinct mark within the Psytrance scene, Vini Vici are often regarded as the ultimate pioneers of the genre, and by constantly pushing boundaries, they have been able to evolve their sound(s) to even further dimensions, and in turn, work alongside the biggest names within our community, no matter the genre that they may specialise in. Comprised by Matan Kadosh and Aviram Saharai, the Israeli duo have shown no signs of slowing down, and with collaborations of such nature, it is fair to say that their legendary status is well and truly granted. In a similar fashion, Gabry Ponte rose to fame when part of iconic group Eiffel 65, and with a vast array of hits to his name, the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, has been able to impact our scene as a solo act, whilst at the same time also having worked alongside the likes of Timmy Trumpet, R3HAB, and Aloe Blacc when just naming a few.
A fusion of two truly iconic acts, ‘Damage’ is the latest endeavour that will have listeners feeling some type of way, with each musical element incorporated in the most immersive of fashions. Representing the differing sounds of each act, this highly-addictive and dynamic track will have anyone out of their seats and straight onto the nearest dance floor in no time at all, and in turn, further advocating the undeniable musical chemistry that has formed when Vini Vici and Gabry Ponte join forces. Destined for nothing less than ultimate success, ‘Damage’ is out now under Smash The House Records, so be sure to check out this certified hit in all its glory below, with streaming also available through all major platforms here. Don’t forget to also leave your own thoughts in the comments section. Enjoy!
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Tensteps Teases Album Release With 6th Single “Paradise Tonight”
Tensteps is here with another compelling production off his upcoming album. The sixth and final single before the album releases in full, “Paradise Tonight” is a striking new track released in collaboration with Sendr, featuring the vocals of Robin Vane. Set for release via Andrew Rayel’s label Find Your Harmony, “Paradise Tonight” is a powerful reminder why Tensteps’ signature style and sound is one to follow closely as he gears up to release his highly anticipated album ‘Infinite’ on October 6.
Speaking about the collaboration, Tensteps says:
“When Alex (Sendr) first sent me his draft of the track, it gave me a healthy dose of nostalgia. The whole track felt like it had all these elements of progressive house and progressive trance that I loved when I was first really getting into dance music -those Audien/Arty/2010’s Anjunabeats kind of vibes. There was no way I could turn down the collaboration on this, and I immediately got to work building it out and making everything sound as full and luscious as possible.”
“Paradise Tonight” features the signature emotive vocals of Robin Vane, a singer-songwriter from The Netherlands who has several impressive collaborations in his catalogue, including productions with Armin van Buuren and Omnia. With songs that have surpassed 7 million plays on streaming platforms and have reached the well-known Beatport Top 10, Robin Vane is a top-tier talent in electronic music, and his inclusion in this new release adds a vibrant layer of colour into the mix.
About his work with Robin Vane, Tensteps mentions:
“I wrote the topline for this song myself, and when we met Robin, it was clear he was the right choice to bring it to life. He’s got such a unique voice that added so much warmth and character to the song.”
“Paradise Tonight” features a bouncy low end and a pounding, fervent beat that starts off the track, as a growling acid bassline and driving rhythms build the intensity. The captivating vocals of Robin Vane hold the focus, taking listeners into the breakdown where atmospheric pads, anthemic details, and intensifying elements guide into the drop where massive supersaws complete the vibe, providing a high-energy climax to the track.
This new release from Tensteps proves his skills and talents as a producer, showcasing his top-notch production and earworm, Pop-infused songwriting. With a momentum that is sure to continue as he releases his debut full-length album next month, Tensteps is raising the bar and quickly making a name for himself in the dance music scene. Don’t forget to follow Tensteps across social media as he announces new releases, upcoming projects, and live dates.
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Christina Novelli & Sarah de Warren Unleash “Leaving Me” Visuals
Trance music devotees have a good reason to celebrate as Christina Novelli returns with a sensational new release. This time, she has teamed up with the talented singer-songwriter Sarah de Warren to deliver “Leaving Me.”
No doubt, this emotionally charged masterpiece is set to ignite dance floors at festivals and clubs alike. With their enchanting voices entwined, these artists deliver a musical experience that is nothing short of fascinating.
Likewise, the whole track feels like a wild ride, cranking up the excitement until they both explode into a chorus that’ll totally knock your socks off!
Shot during their latest concert, the official video captures the high-energy atmosphere that surrounds their performances. Viewers can witness the massive crowd being swept away by the good chemistry of this remarkable collaboration too.
Definitely, Christina Novelli and Sarah de Warren have not only raised the bar for Trance but have also created a tune that resonates with the heart and soul of everyone.
Positive feedback is pouring in from fans and critics alike, solidifying their status as a dynamic duo in the electronic music scene.