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2013 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.
Tanika has revealed the stunning new video for her latest single ‘Bad4U’, released through Tim & Danny Music / Virgin EMI on 24th November. The video was directed by Justin Anderson, who is known for his work in the fashion industry, having worked with the likes of Vogue Italia and Agent Provocateur, and was shot in the vast space of the Excel Centre in London.
Tanika is one of London’s most exciting emerging urban-pop artists this year and is about to unleash her debut single through Tim & Danny Music / Virgin EMI on 24th November. Earlier this year Tanika released her ‘Thoughts Of Love EP’, which featured guest vocals from Zebra Katz, DVS and Sneakbo, setting her in good stead after receiving incredible underground success. Now it’s time for Tanika to step it up with her contagious new track ‘Bad4U’, produced by MNEK it is the first track taken from her debut album.
Tanika’s version of “Get Lucky” with Naughty Boy is the 2nd most downloaded track on his album – she’s set to perform it live as a support on his UK tour this November as well as performances at iTunes Festival and 1xtra Live.
‘Bad4U’ is the start of something huge for Tanika and the next 12 months are going to catapult her into the limelight. Stay tuned for remixes of ‘Bad4U’ coming from Hamilton, The Golden Boy and East Freaks.
UK-based singer-songwriter, Sam Smith has cemented his place as one of 2013’s most exciting artists to watch. Following the release of his debut solo track, “Lay Me Down” followed by a stripped back acoustic version of “Latch”, Sam’s stunning vocals have caught the attention of the music world who have been eagerly awaiting more.
The wait is finally over as Sam Smith’s releases his latest track ‘Safe With Me’, the first song to be taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release through PMR Records. ‘Safe With Me’ is co-written, arranged and produced by Two Inch Punch who has put his catchy, hypnotic beats to Sam’s soaring vocal melodies.
Sam took to twitter to share the news about his forthcoming EP…
“Ladies and gentlemen, since ‘La La La’ I’ve been experimenting with different sounds and producers in preparation for my record. I have loved the process so much that I have decided to release an EP this summer to show you what I’ve been trying out. ‘Safe With Me’ is the first song on the EP”
Tanika is one of London’s newest rising stars and armed with her soul infused R&B and distinctive style. Tanika is ready to take the UK by storm as she offers the the Thoughts Of Love EP (hosted by Charlie Sloth of Radio 1 & 1xtra) for free download ahead of its digital release on iTunes later this month.
In addition to streaming the new EP, Tanika has also revealed her video for lead track, Thoughts Of Love which features vocals from Brooklyn based Zebra Katz. The dark, brooding video perfectly accompanies Tanika’s soothing ballad – combined with Zebra Katz’s sinister verse makes for a striking video.
This year has already catapulted Tanika in the limelight as she performed a sensational cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in the 1xtra Live Lounge with Naughty Boy to promote his #1 single “La La La”. Following her incredible cover with Naughty Boy, Tanika teamed up with renowned UK rapper, DVS with their take on Adele’s ‘Hometown Glory’ for SBTV.
A huge milestone for Tanika was recently supporting American R&B artist, Keyshia Cole on the UK leg of her latest tour. Performing at venues such as The Ritz in Manchester and London’s Indigo2 to huge crowds was a massive eye-opener for Tanika, leaving her wanting more!
Tracklisting, upcoming live dates and social media links below.
Hooker Heels ft Sneakbo
Casualty ft. DVS
Thoughts Of Love
11/06 – Music Is My Drug, London, Vybe Bar
17/06 – ILuvLive 9th birthday special, XOYO, London
30/06 – Nobu Unplugged, Nobu Berkeley, London
04/07 – Cargo, London
Naughty Boy – La La La (Pále Remix) [feat. Sam Smith]
Naughty Boy – La La La (Kaos Remix) [feat. Sam Smith]
Naughty Boy – La La La (DEVolution Remix) [feat. Sam Smith]
La La La (feat. Sam Smith) available May 19th. Pre-order here: http://po.st/LaLaLaiT