Since their debut EP ‘Be Yourself’ was released on esteemed underground label Black Butter in January as part of their ‘Spread Love’ series, DJ duo Codec have effortlessly held their spot at the top of multiple charts and show no signs of moving yet. ‘What You Need’ reached #1 in Juno’s Bass bestsellers while ‘Be Yourself’ made its way to #1 in Track It Down’s dubstep bestsellers this week, and they remain comfortably high up in the charts as we move into February. Codec already have championing support from the likes of T.williams, Foamo, Gorgon City, Rack’n’Ruin, Rudimental, Laurent Garnier, Woz, and Breach.
Featuring on a recent mix the duo laid down for i-D magazine, Codec are now giving their new and growing fanbase a free download of their bootleg remix of Rosie Gaines’ classic 90s record ‘Closer than Close’. With their sound and style rapidly becoming distinctive, Codec’s remix is full of big garage swing and tough bass. Now based in London, the pair have fully immersed themselves in the thriving scene and are being welcomed with open arms… Including UKF/Subsoul who have supported from start and quickly snapped the guys up to play at their new ‘SubSoul Sessions’ event next month.
Have you spent too much money on Christmas shopping? Well, Dirty House bastard Vato Gonzalez of ‘Badman Riddim’ fame offers the solution by providing you with some FREE tunes for the festive season! His ‘Remember the 60’s EP’ contains two smashing dubstep tunes, inspired by the 60’s pop tunes ‘The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City’ and ‘The Beatles – Let it be’. Grab both tunes right here, right now and keep an eye on his forthcoming club anthem ‘Sockrocker’, which will be available on January 16 as a Beatport exclusive and already enjoys club support from the likes of Tiësto, Roger Sanchez, Jaguar Skills, Nicky Romero, RESET!, Axwell, Armin van Buuren, Adam F, Kissy Sell Out (BBC Radio 1), and many more! Also, follow-up single to ‘Badman Riddim’ will be dropping early 2012!
TO RELEASE “LOUDER (PUT YOUR HANDS UP)” REMIX ALBUM
NOVEMBER 2, 2010 “ANOTHER CLUB BANGER” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “[CHRIS] IS THE VOICE OF HEAVEN.” -FERGIE
“CHRIS IS THE BEST SINGER ON THE PLANET. HE HAS THE TECHNIQUE THE SOUL AND A RECOGNIZABLE VOICE. HE HAS BEEN MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION.” – DAVID GUETTA
Extra Promos For U -Download and Play It Loud!!!
CHRIS WILLIS “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)” (SillyBoy Remix) Download/Listen
CHRIS WILLIS “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)” (Cato K, Eran Hersh & Darmon Club Mix) Download/Listen
CHRIS WILLIS “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)” (Craig C’s Master Blaster) Download/Listen
CHRIS WILLIS “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)” (Count De Money Extended) Download/Listen
CHRIS WILLIS vs FAR EAST MOVEMENT “Louder Than A G6″ (Peace Bisquit Gettin’ Slizzard Monster Mash) Download/Listen
Vocalist, Performer, Songwriter and Producer Chris Willis announces the release of his first solo remix album. The album, consisting of remixes of his current smash “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)” will drop November 2, 2010 as a digital only release. The album consists of remixes from the world’s top producers/DJs including: Laurent Wolf, Wawa, Mig and Rizzo, Eddie Amador, Lost Daze and many more!
Willis, whose voice you know from numerous hits such as this summer’s smash “Gettin’ Over You” is that rare male vocalist doing dance-infused pop music. Willis tours the globe year round playing to sold out crowds. Most recently, he headlined at WKTU’s Beatstock in NYC alongside Kelly Rowland, Kat DeLuna, Pitbull and Taio Cruz, and at KIIS FM’s “Wango Tango” event at LA’s Staples Center alongside Akon, Ludacris, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha,and Usher to a crowd of 20,000.
Best known for his work with , Grammy-winning French DJ/producer David Guetta, the duo’s current smash collaboration, “Gettin’ Over You” features Willis on vocals along with The Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie and LMFAO. “Gettin’ Over You” spent 4 weeks atop the Billboard dance charts. Originally released with Willis as the sole vocalist as “Gettin’ Over” – lifted from the Grammy nominated all star album One Love the track has helped to generate 1.6 million Guetta album sales. This original version was Shazam’s 1 billionth track.
In addition to “Gettin’ Over You”, Willis co-wrote and sang on the following Guetta hits:
“Love Is Gone” (which dominated charts around the world)
“Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)” (a Top 10 club/ pop hit)
“Everytime We Touch”(a Top 10 European smash last year)
“Just A Little More Love”
“People Come People Go”
An in-demand session singer, songwriter and backing vocalist, Willis has also worked with Quincy Jones, Desmond Child, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Kelly Rowlands, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton, Ricky Martin, CeCe Winans, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Brooks & Dunn and Take 6.