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Kiesza -“Sound Of A Woman” out November 17th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by dk

Sound of a woman KIESZAToday Canadian singer and multi- instrumentalist, Kiesza announces the release of her debut album, Sound Of A Woman on Lokal Legend/Virgin EMI out November 17th, proceeded by 3rdsingle No Enemiesz out November 10th.

Sound Of A Woman takes you on a journey through life, love, music and time. Inspired by New York dance clubs of the ‘90s as well as current UK club culture, Sound Of A Woman is an ode to love, a missive to heartbreak as well as a dedication to the dance floor. As a multi-faceted musician, Kiesza experiments with sonic structure and genre patterns; Hip Hop, R&B, UKG and Breakbeat all permeate the record, while some of its key moments come in the form of spine-tingling ballads, the perfect backdrop to underline Kiesza’s incredible vocal. “I think people will be surprised to hear some of the songs on this album. Because of the success of my first two singles, I’m seen perhaps as a House or Dance artist but I’ve been in to grunge, rock, folk groups in the past,” she laughs. “All of those experiences and influences have led me to create this album.”

Produced by Kiesza and long-term collaborator Rami Samir Afuni, the album was recorded in Afuni’s studio in Manhattan, the simplicity of the studio structure evident in the record’s cohesion and intimacy. This is Keisza’s story, sung, written, composed and created by Kiesza.

Sound Of A Woman is as adventurous and unexpected as the twists and turns that led the 25 year-old to where she is today. The Berkley College of Music graduate, capoeira student and classically trained ballerina is also a Queen of the high seas. As a teenager, Kiesza travelled the world with the Navy and trained as a sniper for the Army, before becoming one of today’s most sought-after songwriters, having written for Rihanna and Icona Pop, as well as collaborating with Skrillex and Diplo. A committed artist whose extraordinary ambition is matched only by her unusual clarity of vision and overwhelming talent, this former tall-ship sailor has spent years plotting a course to the epicenter of pop.

Earlier this year, Kiesza released her platinum-selling debut single, Hideaway. The UK No.1 quickly became one of the biggest selling singles of 2014 accumulating over 100million hits on YouTube as well as becoming a smash across the pond and beyond scoring 30 iTunes No.1s worldwide. Second single Giant in My Heart followed suit, scoring a No.5 and cementing Kiesza’s status as one of the most exciting debut artists of the year.

Following sold out shows at and numerous prolific festival appearances including Glastonbury, Wireless and T in the Park, Kiesza announces the following European and UK shows in November.

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Sia announces release of new album “1000 Forms Of Fear”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2014 by dk

Sia announces release of new album 1000 Forms Of FearSIA“1000 FORMS OF FEAR”
RELEASED JULY 7TH [RCA/ MONKEY PUZZLE RECORDS]

Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit maker Sia will be releasing her brand new album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR on July 7th on RCA/Monkey Puzzle Records. Today, Sia reveals the complete track listing and album cover art. 1000 FORMS OF FEAR was produced by Greg Kurstin* and recorded at Echo Studio in Los Angeles.

The first single from 1000 FORMS OF FEAR was written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by her longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin, along with Shatkin. The video for Sia’s “Chandelier” has exploded on line with over 6.5 million views since its release last week, and stars an incredibly compelling dance performance by Maddie Zeigler (age 11) of the Lifetime Television show Dance Moms. The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and shot in Los Angeles at the old Herald Examiner building in downtown LA. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

An astonishingly prolific hit maker and songwriter, Sia has penned several monster hits over the last few years. In 2013 alone, she’s crafted songs for pop icons including Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Katy Perry (“Double Rainbow”), Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Beyoncé (“Pretty Hurts”) and Celine Dion, as well as working with Diplo, The Weeknd, Kylie Minogue, Angel Haze, and executive producing label mate Brooke Candy’s forthcoming album. Sia is also the featured vocalist on some of the most massive hits she has written for others including “Titanium” with David Guetta, “Beautiful Pain” with Eminem, and “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida. Her most recent release is her hit single “Elastic Heart” from “The Hunger Games Soundtrack” with The Weeknd and Diplo (*produced by Diplo, co-produced by Greg Kurstin) which appears on 1000 FORMS OF FEAR. She also served as executive producer of Brooke Candy’s EP entitled Opulence and Brooke Candy’s forthcoming album.

1000 FORMS OF FEAR Track listing

Chandelier
Big Girls Cry
Burn the Pages
Eye of the Needle
Hostage
Straight for the Knife
Fair Game
*Elastic Heart with The Weeknd and Diplo (produced by Diplo, co-produced by Greg Kurstin)
Free the Animal
Fire Meet Gasoline
Cellophane
Dressed In Black

Sia recently launched her #siaselfie campaign where fans can upload their own photo and have their face within Sia’s iconic blonde bob. Visit http://www.siaselfie.com.

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Watch Tinie Tempah In The New Video For ‘Tsunami (Jump)’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by dk

Tsunami 042013 has seen 3 No.1 singles for Ministry of Sound, with hits coming from Bingo Players, Duke Dumont and Storm Queen. With 2014 in its sights, the world’s most successful dance label is gearing up for its next crossover hit with DVBBS & Borgeous’s ‘Tsunami (Jump)’, with a new vocal from Brit superstar, Tinie Tempah, following his previous featured hits with Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris.

The epic performance video was directed by Fred Rowson, who commented:
From the moment I heard this track with Tinie’s vocal, I knew that the video would have to be visceral, distinctive, and have real swagger. I wanted it to be iconic, with an industrial, almost gothic aesthetic that we’ve created through the colour scheme and the physical installation that we built. The choreography is central to the way the video develops, and I took Rick Guest’s Royal Ballet photography as a reference point for how we’d portray this. We’ve edited the performances so they build in intensity to really capture the tone of the music“.

The instrumental of ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ has already hit No.1 across Europe and on Beatport, clocked up 60 million collective YouTube views, over800,000 Soundcloud plays, and received repeat UK radio support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (who has just premiered the vocal version on Radio 1), Pete Tong, Diplo, Danny Howard, Greg James, Diplo and Annie Nightingale, plus spins from Mistajam at 1Xtra. To date, the track has spent 14 weeks in the Shazam Top 200 chart, peaking at No.13 in the Top 20 pre release chart.

DVBBS are Canadian brothers, Alex and Chris. The duo’s early singles ‘Initio’ and ‘DRVGS’, have taken the global EDM community by storm, and with shows alongside Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Rusko, Eric Prydz, Dada Life, Borgore and Steve Aoki, they’re rapidly becoming one of North America’s hottest live DJ tickets.

LA’s Borgeous is another producer riding the crest of EDM’s next wave. His original productions ‘From Cali WIth Love’, ‘GANGSTEROUS’, ‘Rags To Riches’ and ‘Aggro’, alongside remixes of Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ (with The Cataracs) and his reworking of Ciara’s ‘Goodies’, have brought him much acclaim in 2013.

The inimitable Tinie Tempah has just dropped his second album, ‘Demonstration’, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Pharrell, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Naughty Boy, Dizzee Rascal, 2 Chainz, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands.


Following the success of Showtek’s ‘Booyah’ and Martin Garrix’ recent No.1, ‘Animals’, ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ is the next harder-edged EDM anthem to cut through in an ever-shifting dance music landscape.

Diplo – “Revolution”(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by dk

Katy B-I Like You (Produced by George FitzGerald)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by dk

Katy B-I Like YouWith the release of her new single ‘5 AM’ on November 4th Katy unveils new track as part of the 5 AM EP ‘I Like You’ produced by George FitzGerald further cementing the excitement of her forthcoming new album ‘Little Red’ due in 2014.

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Keys N Krates ‘SOLOW’ EP on Dim Mak Records (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by dk

KEYS N KRATES SOLOW EP Out Now on Dim Mak RecordsKEYS N KRATES have unleashed their SOLOW EP on Dim Mak Records. On the SOLOW EPKEYS N KRATES returns in full force with four diverse tracks that exemplify the group’s unique style. The EP follows the major success of their critically acclaimed single and accompanying remix package “Treat Me Right,” released in June via Dim Mak, which topped The Hype Machine upon its release and has since received continued support from influential artists in the electronic world, including Diplo and Major LazerFlosstradamusTNGHT, and more.

 

About KEYS N KRATES:

KEYS N KRATES formed in 2008 out of a desire to do something different. They wanted to take the remix/electronic sound out of the studio and onto the stage, creating a new live electronica experience. KEYS N KRATES have toured across the globe and have performed at some of the world’s top music festivals, including Ultra Music Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Wakarusa, Osheaga and Sonar. The band has also produced remixes for Bassnectar, Adventure Club, Zeds Dead, and Nelly Furtado and has released a number of live, off-the-floor mixtapes. KEYS N KRATES reached worldwide mass appeal with their popular single “Treat Me Right.” An epic trip through space, time, and romance novels, the track has received support from tastemaker DJ/radio personality Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 as well as Diplo’s influential “Diplo & Friends” show. Since then, the trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop hybrid group has been enjoying major support from the online sphere and has become a mainstay in the sets of big hitters such as Major Lazer, TNGHT, Diplo, Annie Mac and Salva. They have also been crowned #1 on Billboard’s official “Next Big Sound” chart.

For more information on KEYS N KRATES, visit:
www.keysnkrates.com

Wax Motif drops new Dirty Dutch #MusicMonday Mixtape(Free Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by dk

Wax Motif drops new Dirty Dutch #MusicMonday MixtapeFollowing mixes from the likes of Dzeko & Torres, Showtek & Carita La Nina, Dirty Dutch presents the latest episode of their #MusicMonday mixtape series, made by Sydney-born DJ/Producer Wax Motif. Currently in high demand with his fresh mixing style, this new mix tape sees him debut a sizzling new electro house selection.

The mix focuses around the prominent bass lines and abrasive electro-influenced synths of the modern electro house scene with an energetic, eclectic and electronic vibe. It features Tom Staar’s remix of ‘Paper Aeroplane’ by Francesco Rossi, his own edit of ‘Sweaty Shirts Miracle’ from Gum Me vs Coco and his collaborative remix with Yolanda Be Cool – ‘We’, as well as ‘Computers’ by Etienne De Crecy, which is smoothly mixed into Tommy Trash’s ‘Monkey In Love’.
Wax Motif is at the top of his game in the electronic dance music world, with successful releases on Mixmash, Strictly Rhythm, Dim Mak, Fools Gold, Southern Fried and Mad Decent, receiving support from Tommy Trash, Diplo, Switch, A-Trak, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero, Chuckie,  Steve Aoki, Adrian Lux and more. His remix of Chuckie & JunxterJack’s ‘Make Some Noise’ made it to the No. 1 spot on the Beatport Dubstep chart and now he returns to Dirty Dutch with this thumping electro set.
Tracklist:
1) Bang! – Alex M.O.R.P.H & Isa-Ae
2) Paper Aeroplane (Tom Starr remix) – Franceso Rossi
3) Gilliap (Wax Motif remix) – Rebecca & Fiona
4) Dreaming (The Chainsmokers remix) – Smallpools
5) Chase Bad Habit (Wax Motif edit) – Sick Individuals vs OnePhatDeeva
6) Alienz (Botnek remix) – Dallas K
7) We, Computers (Yolanda Be Cool & Wax Motif remix) – Etienne De Crecy
8) Monkey In Love – Tommy Trash
9) Sweaty Shirts Miracle (Wax Motif edit) – Gum Me vs Coco
10) Starlight – Don Diablo
11) Big Knobbler – Peo De Pitte & Nom De Strip
12) Troubleman – Roger Sanchez & GTO
13) Pop That Impact (Wax Motif edit) – Mumbai Science vs Crookers & RVBA
14) Hush Hush – Wax Motif & Yung Skeeter
15) Reload Silence (Zack Edward edit) – Tommy Trash & Sebastian Ingrosso vs Delerium