360 Magazine, Mike Mago 'Sun Keeps Rising Up'

Mike Mago – Sun Keeps Rising Up

Today, acclaimed Dutch DJ/producer Mike Mago shared his gloriously anthemic new single, “Sun Keeps Rising Up” ft. London-based vocalist Jodie Abacus. The song rings with hope as Abacus’ soulful vocals combine with Mago’s exuberant, propulsive instrumentation to celebrate the promise inherent in each day. Stream here

Mike Mago says, “Although this track was recorded a couple of months ago, Jodie and I feel the lyrics might really connect with people now. We could all use something to lift us up at this point in time!” “Sun Keeps Rising Up” is Mago’s third single since signing to Astralwerks earlier this year. It follows “On Repeat” with Kelli-Leigh – which landed Mago on the cover of Spotify’s “New Dance Revolution” playlist and claimed a coveted spot on the U.K.’s “New Music Friday” and numerous other playlists – and “Recognise,” which Quip Magazine hailed as “fire…[evoking] a much-needed feeling at this time.” 

Mago recently released his remix of Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad” and joined NGHTMRE, Sofi Tukker, Matoma and others in the Blockeley Music Festival, a two-day virtual festival in Minecraft celebrating the recent graduates of UC Berkeley. Check out what he has to say about his latest singles, the impact quarantine has had on his creativity and his new House Plants imaging in Q&A’s with Stage Right Secrets and Quip Magazine. View the latest episode of “House Plants Live” HERE. Mike Mago  Photo Credit: Maeve Stam Download Hi-Res Press Photo   


As dance music continues to evolve, Mike Mago is one of the best examples of how diverse its artists can be. His feet planted in both underground house music and mainstream sounds, he has earned worldwide support from DJs and radio alike. “Outlines,” his 2014 breakthrough collaboration with Dragonette, has racked up more than 25 million streams on Spotify and over 12 million YouTube views. It is 2x Platinum in The Netherlands and has been certified Gold in Italy and Canada. His follow-up hits have included “Deeper Love,” “Secret Stash” (with Dragonette), “One In A Trillion” (with DIRTY RADIO) and “Feels So Good.” Billboard said, “‘Feels So Good’ is a funky house tune with more groove than a vinyl record.” With over 32 million Spotify streams, “Remedy” (with Tom Ferry, ILY) is his biggest track to date. Mago’s massive remix of Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad” was released earlier this year. He has also done official remixes for Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Tiësto, Charli XCX and many others. Equally at ease at working an underground dance floor and rocking a mainstage, Mago has played festivals such as Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld, the Ibiza isle and clubs around the world. 


Jodie Abacus is a lone soul warrior. He has performed at the likes of Glastonbury, V Festival, Secret Garden Party and The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia alongside Usher & Anderson Paak. He has built up a steady fanbase and is now over 13,000,000 streams as an independent artist. Jodie’s latest EP entitled Everything Is Going To Be OK is a return to the kind of pop-soul that took him to #1 on Hype Machine and made Elton John a fan. Premiering his single “Skin,” The Line Of Best Fit observed, “There’s no better way to get your Friday feeling than from the ferociously funky ‘Skin’ by Jodie Abacus”. Fader, ID, Clash, Metro, Evening Standard, Complex, DIY, Afropunk and Noisey have all supported him. His music has been added to the A list at BBC Radio 2 twice and the C list at BBC 6 Music once. His new EP shows his love of taking something old and twisting it into something new. Jodie sees holes in genres that others simply don’t. Welcome to the wonderfully colorful world of Jodie Abacus.   


Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”  

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