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Gorgon City × New Music

Gorgon City “Tell Me It’s True” Single Release + Olympia Album Announced April 21

Gorgon City “Tell Me It’s True” Video Release April 23

Listen to “Tell Me It’s True” HERE

Pre-Order/Pre-Save Olympia HERE

Renowned British production duo Gorgon City have announced their third album Olympia, due June 25th, 2021, via Astralwerks. Alongside the announcement of the new album, the duo has shared the latest track from the album “Tell Me It’s True.” Listen to “Tell Me It’s True” HERE and pre-order/pre-save Olympia HERE.

Boasting euphoric house-piano, seamless vocal chops, and an ever-evolving bassline, “Tell Me It’s True” is the perfect introduction to their latest body of work. With Kye now residing in the birthplace of house music, Chicago, and Matt remaining in London, the creation of Olympia marked a career first for the duo, having produced the project from entirely separate continents.

An album shrouded in Greek mythology, Olympia is an eclectic and euphoric mix of past and present, it’s a celebration of musical worlds coming together, with 90’s house blending seamlessly with 2020’s finest pop. Olympia is a collaborative piece of work showcasing Gorgon City’s strength in discovering and developing vocal talents that are genre-spanning and varied. There are features from an incredible roll call of exciting new talent in the form of Rose Grey & Aura James, alongside past collaborators Josh Barry, Sofi Tukker and DRAMA. See below for the full track listing.

Talking about Olympia, Gorgon City say, “With this record we’ve definitely gone more clubby and have been inspired by the big shows that we played before lockdown. It’s a bigger sound and lyrically it’s different for us”

This album celebrates themes of escapism and exploration, as social freedom finally feels like a reality. Olympia is a collection of the duo’s work over the last few years, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work. The breadth of music they’ve been exposed to while touring pre-covid informs Olympia’s massive sonic palette.

Formed in 2012, Gorgon City have sold over 10 million singles and clocked up over 1.5 billion streams. While the duo are no strangers to chart success with hits such as “Ready For Your Love,” their sound is rooted deep in club culture and made for live shows. Many songs get road tested in clubs before being put onto an album. The live setting is where the duo truly thrives – 2019 saw amazing sets around the world including Coachella, EDC Vegas and Israel’s Get Lost Festival, as well as sold-out shows from iconic UK venues such as Printworks, Warehouse Project and Tobacco Dock.

With the release of Olympia on the horizon, live dates in the diary and further exciting news to come, the future is becoming an increasingly exciting prospect for one of dance music’s most celebrated duos.

Olympia Tracklist:

1. Tell Me It’s True

2. Oxygen (with Aura James)

3. You’ve Done Enough (with DRAMA)

4. Dreams (with Jem Cooke)

5. Body Language (with Cami)

6. When You’re Gone

7. House Arrest (with Soffi Tukker)

8. Never Let Me Down (with Hayley May)

9. Sweet Temptation

10. Nobody (with DRAMA)

11. Lost Feelings (with Rose Grey)

12. Tears (with Grace Grundy)

13. Waiting For The Right Time

14. Ecstasy (with Jem Cooke)

15. Foolproof (with Hayden James & Nat Dunn)

16. Burning (with Evan Giia)

17. Thoughts

18. Freedom (with Josh Barry)

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Surf Mesa × Madison Beer – Carried Away

Surf Mesa and Madison Beer celebrate the euphoria of young love in the new single, “Carried Away,” released today by Astralwerks—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Coming of age and falling in love maylook different in quarantine, yet the duo evokesthe timeless essence of romance that remains unchanged. After opening simply with Madison’sexquisite, emotive vocals and acoustic guitar, the tender ballad swells as Surf imbues it with rich, ethereal layers. Download / stream “Carried Away” HERE. View the lyric video, created by Katia Temkin (Ariana Grande, Drake) as well.
“‘Carried Away’ is about the butterflies in your stomach feeling you get when you meet someone new and fall in love for the very first time,” explains Surf Mesa. “Working with Madison was a dream. I hope this song spreads love during this time when we need it more than ever.”

“When writing songs about love,” says Madison,“I’m often drawn to the ups and downs and heartache that can result from a relationship gone bad. It was refreshing to explore the other side of love for ‘Carried Away,’ the excited nerves you get from meeting someone and falling in love for the first time. I’m so grateful to Surf who made the whole process so fun.”

“Carried Away” follows Surf Mesa’s breakthrough hits “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee and“Somewhere” ft. Gus Dapperton. Recently certified Platinum by the RIAA, “ily (i love you baby)”has amassed nearly two billioncombined global streams. Hailed by Rolling Stone as an ”earworm of a song,” it hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart and reached No. 2 on the U.S. Top 40 radio tally.Surf performed both songs in an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR ARTISTS TO WATCH 2021. 

View Lyric Video HERE

Download / Stream “Carried Away” HERE

ABOUT SURF MESA

No matter how dark things get, Surf Mesa remains a dreamer. The 20-year-old songwriter and producer spent much of 2020 honing the escapist energy of the nostalgic electronic ballads he’s been working toward since he got a copy of FL Studio in third grade. The Seattle artist makes “music for good feels,” which made his music a breath of fresh airin a tough year. Both of his beloved 2020 singles—“ily (i love you baby)” featuring Emilee and “Somewhere” featuring Gus Dapperton—offer romance and refuge for tired minds, drenched in gossamer synth and fueled by insistent drums. The delicate “Carried Away” with Madison Beer, continues in this windswept tradition.

This placid mindset has clearly connected. “ily” was recently RIAA certified Platinum after almost 2billion global streams and nearly 4 billion TikTok videos. The song hit #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart and #2 on Top 40 radio.“Somewhere” is right behind it, landing on Spotify’s hallowed New Music Friday out of the gate and garnering placements on dozens of playlists across platforms since. His whirlwind rise also earned him remixing duty on Marshmello and Halsey’s “Be Kind,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder”—both fitting titles for Surf’s heartwarming music to enter mainstream EDM and pop.

By year’s end, “ily” placed on Spotify and Amazon’s top songs lists, setting him up for even bigger successes this year—VEVO has already named him a DSCVR Artist To Watch for 2021. And yet, after all this, he continues to make music at home alone, the same way he’s worked since he was a kid,holed up in his room making beats between Counter-Strikematches. He has humble aims: to make catchy, chill pop music and give others a way to “feel better about their day.” Listening to Surf, it’s hard not to.

ABOUT MADISON BEER

Prior to signing withEpic Recordsin 2019, Madison Beer achieved unprecedented success as an independent artist with her partnerFirst Access Entertainment. Her debut EP As She Pleases boasts over 700 million streams and made her the first independent female solo artist to break into theTop 20 radio charts, after having debuted in theTop 5 on iTunes in 18 countries and in the Top 10 in 42 countries worldwide. Globally, Beer has over 2 billion streams across her catalogue.

She’s attracted the endorsement ofTime, Rolling Stone, NME, V Magazine and Billboard, which named her among its coveted “21 Under 21” list, and has a social following that reaches an audience of over 20 million on Instagram and 12 million in TikTok.

Her latest single “Baby” was included on PAPER’S “10 New Songs You Need to Hear Now” and MTV’s “SONGS WE LOVE” list, with the video amassing over 4 million views on YouTube within its first week of release. Last year, feverish fans mobilized and left thousands of comments on Epic’s Instagram page to demand the release of “Stained Glass,” Madison’s most personal song to date, after she teased it during an Instagram Live session. Continuing on her hot streak, Madison has consistently beaten her daily best streaming numbers with “Selfish” after the single was added to Spotify’s coveted Today’s Top Hits playlist and is now certified Gold. Madison’s debut album, a strong personal and artistic statement, is slated for release in February 2021viaSing It Loud/First Access Entertainmenton exclusive license toEpic Records.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerkswas 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, Astralwerkshas 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 Astralwerksto sign such artists asILLENIUM, 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 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

DJ Mike Mago – On Repeat

DUTCH DJ MIKE MAGO RELEASES IRRESISTIBLE ON REPEAT EP

EP Includes New Track Eyes On Me (with TCTS) Featuring Anabel Englund

Listen to On Repeat HERE

Watch Eyes On Me Visualizer HERE

Today, Dutch DJ and producer Mike Magoreleases his new EP, On Repeat, an infectious collection of intricately arranged dance tracks via Astralwerks. Listen HERE. New single Eyes on Me, with English producer TCTS and singer Anabel Englund, brings dizzying sizzle to the diverse set, which includes known heaters Recognise, Sun Keeps Rising Up, and On Repeat. Watch Eyes On Me visualizer HERE. Eyes on Me wraps Englund’s dreamy vocals in a shimmery instrumental and an insistent bassline the song feels like it’s floating, but at high speed. On Repeat’s previously released tracks are similarly adventurous and have collectively amassed over 4 million combined global streams across DSPs. Recognise winds swirling synths around a powerful vocal about the ways people change. Sun Keeps Rising Up is a soulful, ecstatic house cut built around the emotive Jodie Abacus’s emotive coo. On Repeat is a love song about a crush you just canߣt get out of your head. As the title suggests, the EP invites repeated listens. Mike Mago says, I’m super proud and happy with how this EP turned out, especially with the new track ‘Eyes On Me. When TCTS and I made the track, we knew it was a heater, but Anabel’s take on it gave it a whole new dimension and the track really leveled up.

On Repeat is a typically irresistible release for Mago, who’s built a career treading the line between underground dance sounds and pop’s sugary bliss. Earlier this year, he shared a remix of Halsey’s You Should Be Sad, which joins a robust collection of reworks for artists as varied as Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Tiesto, and Charli XCX. The singles collected via On Repeat, which have come out over the course of the last few months, have garnered placements on a number of beloved Spotify playlists including New Dance Revolution and the UK’s New Music Friday. Mike Mago’s stayed busy over the course of 2020, and, if On Repeat is any indication, there’s only more dance floor brilliance to come.

ON REPEAT TRACKLIST:

1. On Repeat (with Kelli-Leigh)

2. Recognise

3. Sun Keeps Rising Up (ft. Jodie Abacus)

4. Eyes On Me (with TCTS) ft. Anabel Englund

ABOUT MIKE MAGO:

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 just released last month. Listen HERE.

He has also done official remixes for Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Charli XCX and many others. Equally at ease at working an underground dancefloor and rocking a mainstage, Mago has played festivals such as Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld, the Ibiza isle and clubs around the world.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

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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Zhu – I Admit It

ZHU UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, I ADMIT IT FT. 24kGoldn

I Admit It Fashion Show On Luminosity Gaming Stream On November 13

Watch Official Video Here

Download / Stream I Admit It Here

ZHU explores an eerie, enticing sonic landscape with characteristic cool, flitting from the ethereal to the visceral, on his new single, I Admit It featuring 24kGoldn, who contributes a scintillating verse. 24kGoldn currently tops Billboard’s Hot 100 with his Platinum single Mood featuring Iann Dior. Released today by Astralwerks, I Admit It is available HERE.

The accompanying video unfolds on the production floor of a factory where the machinery has been repurposed to produce ZHU’s fashion line, which exudes an erotic, industrial sensibility. The unexpected combination of plastic, lingerie, work boots, kimonos, protective gear and faux fur, in shades of orange and black, is informed by hazmat imagery, filtered through a sensual, futuristic lens. After the robotic assembly line wraps up production for the day, the workers slip into pieces from the stunning, forward-thinking collection and take to the improvised factory floor catwalk ZHU and 24kGoldn perform. View the video, which was directed by Joey Vitalari, HERE.

Today, ZHU announced his November 13 fan exclusive I Admit It fashion show advance screening, which will take place in downtown Los Angeles. The event will also include a never before seen Blacklizt set. A limited number of passes are available for the advance screening. Attendees will be selected in a random drawing. Fans can submit their names HERE and can find all COVID protocols that will be enforced at the event. The I Admit It fashion show and Blacklizt set will premiere on Luminosity Gaming’s live Twitch stream later that night. The stream can be seen at https://twitch.tv/lgloyal. Additionally, ZHU will be the music director for EGLX 2020, along with hosting the rising stars each day of the four day extravaganza.

Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming, the parent company of Luminosity Gaming, commented, This is our 2nd collaboration with ZHU. There is a natural fit between his music and our gaming audience, and we look forward to continue to partner on unique content experiences. After debuting on Luminosity Gaming’s Twitch channel, the fashion show will be available for viewing on ZHU’s YouTube channel.

ZHU gave fans a preview of the I Admit It merchandise collection, which features designs seen in the video. Items that will be available for purchase are faux fur coats, plastic duffle bags, plastic perforated hazmat suits, airbrushed sweaters, trench coats, a cape with accent orange stitching, and many graphic tees and long sleeves. ZHU worked alongside his creative director, Emmy Slattery, to create a peerless array of merchandise. Get a glimpse HERE. The Fall/Winter 2020 line will be available for a limited time in ZHUߣs online store beginning November 16 and at his pop-up store in downtown Los Angeles from November 17-21. Reserve a spot at the pop-up HERE.

I Admit It is the follow-up ZHU’s Risky Business. Flaunt, which premiered the official video, said, [ZHU] is a creative force and an effortlessly cool tastemakerߪaligning with ZHU’s whole image, [Risky Business’] is mysterious and raises curiosity in every sense. Dancing Astronautpraised it as another example of ZHU’s mastery over his craft. View the video HERE. ZHU has been livestreaming from locations like his own CLUB ZHUM, streaming from the Zhudio, to Sand Dunes Park in Utah (as part of Virtual Lollapalooza) to Billings, Montana (Tito’s Made To Order Festival).

About ZHU:

Since emerging from the underground in 2014, ZHU has brought a cinematic sense of world-building to his music. Born Steven Zhu and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he began playing piano at a young age. After making his debut with Moves Like Ms. Jackson a 2014 release that drew widespread attention despite ZHU’s deliberately concealing his identity ZHU dropped his debut EP The Nightday and soon earned a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for his breakthrough single Faded. Arriving in 2016, his debut album Generationwhy found ZHU illuminating his emotional life to a greater degree, in part by adding more of his lithe vocal work to the album’s channeling of desert psychedelia. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronics Albums chart. ZHU continued that sonic exploration on his sophomore album Ringos Desert, a 2018 effort featuring guests like TOKiMONSTA and Tame Impala. He has recently collaborated with Kito (Follow ft. Jeremih), Tinashe (ONLY), partywithray (CAME FOR THE LOW) and Bob Moses(Desire).

As his profile has risen over the past few years, ZHU has passionately pursued his interest in fashion, playing an essential part in the design of his fashion-forward merch. With ambitions of including a runaway at upcoming live shows, ZHU aspires to shed light on the left-of-center sensibilities of the more daring corners of the electronic-music world in all aspects of his artistry. ZHU has recently launched partnerships with Luminosity Gaming and Leica.

About 24kGoldn:

San Francisco native and 2020 XXL Freshman 24kGoldn broke into the scene late 2019 with his Platinum debut single, Valentino after signing to RECORDS/Columbia Records. Led by an initial burst on TikTok and surpassing 400 million total global audio streams, the 19-year-old showed the world his sound was universal, with the track appearing on over 40 Spotify Viral 50 lists internationally. 24kGoldn wrapped 2019 with the release of his genre-bending 8 track EP, Dropped Outta College, which had a multiple week run at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was executive produced by Platinum producer, D.A. Doman. The EP includes his certified-Gold single City Of Angels, which also appeared on over 40 Spotify Viral 50 charts and has over 375+ million global streams to date. Goldn legitimately dropped outta college, which he attended for Business, astutely knowing that now was the time to chase his dream. Fast forward to today, Goldn’s latest single Mood currently stands at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, has topped the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart and earned a Platinum plaque with almost 500+ million streams in under 10 weeks. He has received praise from the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Variety, Complex and Rolling Stone, as well as being named one of YouTube’s Artists on the Rise. Pre-COVID, he was on the road opening for Landon Cube and YBN Cordae, and performed at Rolling Loud.

About Astralwerks:

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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Young Bombs & Darius Rucker – Wrong Side of Love

YOUNG BOMBS TEAM WITH SUPERSTAR DARIUS RUCKER ON COUNTRY-TINGED NEW SINGLE WRONG SIDE OF LOVE FROM DEBUT EP

The Young Bombs Show EP collects five recent heaters and the new Rucker-blessed single, listen HERE

Today, Young Bombs return with a wistful, country-tinged single featuring three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker called Wrong Side of Love. Built around Rucker’s honeyed croon, the story of lost love is the final single from the duo’s debut EP, The Young Bombs Show, also out now on Astralwerks. Listen to the song HEREand the EP HERE. The set gathers a string of singles that have established the duo as among the dance-pop world’s most vibrant and versatile producers, including the openhearted Better Day with Aloe Blacc and the swooning, optimistic Starry Eyes.

Wrong Side of Love shows off Young Bombs at their most emotional, lending a textured arrangement to Rucker’s poignant pining for a lover who’s fallen right back in somebody else’s arms. The song starts with roiling pianos and other homey instrumentation that might feel familiar to fans of Rucker’s country singles, but from there the song soars. Rucker moves beyond his pain into anthemic whoa-ohs as the track ascends into a synthy daydream.

It’s a different look for the duo, but Wrong Side of Love is a brilliant capstone to the run of singles that make up The Young Bombs Show. Young Bombs first came to widespread acclaim as esteemed remixers, sharing upwards of 50 beloved reworks of tracks for artists like Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish, among others. Since 2019, they’ve applied the same lively production to their own original tracks, which has resulted in the colorful singles on their new EP, spanning from heavenly bangers like Starry Eyes to more sensitive, stirring tracks like the Robinson-featuring High Road.

So far, the tracks on The Young Bombs Show have amassed over 65 million streams. As these songs have traveled, so has the duo. In recent years, they’ve played Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. They’ve also shared the stage with dance music luminaries like the Chainsmokers, Alesso, Galantis, and Diplo.

In just a couple of weeks, Young Bombswill be back with a video for Wrong Side of Love, a sign that even though The Young Bombs Show is a culmination of years of hard work, they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

About Young Bombs:

In 2019, Young Bombs make the bold leap from sought-after remixers to artists. That leap remains driven by a personal and creative chemistry forged way back in the Vancouver high school where they became best friends. With nearly 100 million streams in four years, the duo of Martin and Tristan cooked up 53 remixes by 2018. Along the way, they lent their talents to everyone from Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and Lady Gaga to Billie Eilish, Alessia Cara, Post Malone, Khalid, and Bazzi. In addition, they attracted the support of Kygo and Don Diablo. Simultaneously, they graced the stages of blockbuster festivals such as Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. Not to mention, Young Bombs supported The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Diplo, and Alesso on tour around the globe and launched a coveted residency at Drai’s Beachclub in Vancouver. The upbeat and undeniable anthem Starry Eyes, their debut Astralwerks single, introduced a musicianship-centric style reliant on real instrumentation and genre-less creativity, shining a bright light on the future.

About Darius Rucker:

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he’s earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus nine No. 1 singles at Country radio. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel. His latest single, “Beers And Sunshine,” was written via a Zoom session earlier this year and calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control. As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of the MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. He has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, as well as for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation. Rucker spent 2019 on the road with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates for the Group Therapy Tour as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of generation-defining smash Cracked Rear View in addition to the November 1 release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.

Surf Mesa x Somewhere

SURF MESA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SOMEWHERE

RIAA Gold-Certified Hit ily (i love you baby) Accumulates Over 820 Million Combined Global Streams And Climbs To Top 10 At Top 40 Radio genre-blending wunderkind [Surf Mesa] has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; Flaunt

View “Somewhere (ft. Gus Dapperton) Official Video Here.

Surf Mesa and Gus Dapperton are enjoying a ride in the country until a car crash sends them on a detour to purgatory in the official video for their single Somewhere. Their spirits are drawn to an isolated house and a mysterious woman played by model/actress Havana Liu who lures them inside. Director Dane Ray (Nathan Bajar, Quiet Luke, Delicate Steve) teams up with director of photography Jesse Bronstein to evoke sleek 80’s thriller films that mirror the track’s pulsating out-of-body essence, using double dolly shots to simulate ghost-like movement. The video, which PAPER premiered earlier today, was shot in the historic town of Stony Point, north of New York City, where centuries ago, the Battle of Stony Point proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

Combined global streams of Somewhere have surpassed 7 million. In its premiere of the song, Flaunt said, Astralwerks artist Surf Mesa is a fresh talent who’s well on his way to becoming a household name. With his latest offering, Somewhere, the genre-blending wunderkind has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; LADYGUNN observed with a pulsating beat and ebbing and flowing ballads.

Somewhere is perfect for any occasion. CULTR noted, The melding of this duo’s creative minds has generated a warm, melodic vibe that categorizes this single in the feel-good genre. Somewhere is the follow-up to Surf Mesa’s Gold-certified hit ily (i love you baby) ft. Emilee, which has amassed over 820 million combined global streams and climbed to top 10 on the U.S. Top 40 radio chart. Refinery 29 praised the dreamy-pop stylings of ily (i love you baby) and placed the track on its Labor Day Weekend 2020 playlist. The song also found its way onto Rolling Stone’s Music At Home: Staycation. A lullaby best accompanied by the rocking of a hammock [an] earworm of a song.

Surf Mesa talks about ily (i love you baby), Somewhere and collaborating with Marshmello and Halsey on the remix of Be Kind, in this interview with The Knockturnal. Gus Dapperton has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000 album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His new album, Orca, was released earlier this month on AWAL. He kicked off 2020 by joining BENEE on the global hit “Supalonely,” which has achieved over 400 million Spotify streams in the U.S. alone.

About Surf Mesa:

File under mellifluous; That’s how Los Angeles’ Powell Aguirre likes to think of the music he makes as Surf Mesa. It’s electronic, but full of organic texture. It’s rooted in dance, but sounds best by the light of the full moon. It’s sweet, but also thoughtful. In other words, as Surf puts it, music for good feels. That phrase certainly sums up his biggest hit to date, ily (i love you baby) featuring Emilee, a tropically tinged bop that was born on TikTok, but quickly conquered listening platforms around the world, amassing over 820 million combined streams to date, topping U.S. and Global Viral Charts, and debuting on Top 40 radio. Early press has included Rolling Stone, Billboard, HITS, Idolator, Soundazed and Fresh Music Freaks.

Though he’s only 20, Surf has logged an impressive number of hours honing his craft. He grew up in Sammamish, Washington, outside Seattle, where an older brother hooked him up with FL Studio when Surf was in third grade. The summer after his senior year, Surf broke his leg and was bedridden for months. Unexpectedly, that time stuck at home paid off in the form of an EP, titled bedroom, of course. When the cast came off, he wasted no time moving in with musician friends in Los Angeles.

Then one night scrolling TikTok, he came across Batesville, Arkansas’ Emilee Flood playing an acoustic cover of Frankie Valli’s 1967 hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Captivated by her honeyed voice, Surf dropped the audio into his DAW and, within hours, had posted his remix on SoundCloud. Soon, label reps were blowing up his phone. He signed with Astralwerks.There’s no shortage of collaborations in the works, beginning with Surf’s remix of Marshmello and Halsey’s Be Kind and his new single, Somewhere ft. Gus Dapperton. While the electronic landscape evolves at a dizzying speed, Surf knows what he wants from his own music. He calls it electronic alternative; a style that balances digital textures with piano, guitar, and even acoustic drums, and focuses on songwriting as much as sick beats. It’s catchy. It’s chill. It’s mellifluous.

About Gus Dapperton:

If you’ve struggled with the many tentacles of depression and its ability to pull you under and away from family and friends from your entire world you’ll recognize that sentiment. It’s the opening line of First Aid, the lead song from Gus Dapperton’s new album Orca. Over spare acoustic guitar, miked so close that it sounds nestled in your ear, Gus delivers the line, and if you’ve followed the 23-year-old’s career from the bright and charming early singles and EPs to 2018’s full-length album Where Polly People Go to Read, you’ll recognize that the singer-songwriter-producer has entered new territory here. Since joining AWAL in 2018, Gus has achieved tremendous career growth. He has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His videos have amassed 30 million views on YouTube. A press darling, he’s had features in Pitchfork, Wonderland, SPIN, i-D, The New York Times, Vogue, Brooklyn Vegan and more. After selling out multiple global tours on the last album campaign, Gus is ready to once again take the world by storm, with his new album, Orca, released earlier this month. Gus kicked off the year by joining artist BENEE on her single “Supalonely,” debuting at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Gus’ first appearance on the chart. It is exploding at DSPs, amassing 188 million streams in the U.S. alone, its growth propelled by a Tik Tok dance challenge, which has seen over 11 million videos created. Hitting the US Top 40 radio, it is quickly becoming a global success, with adds at BBC Radio 1 and Capital Super List (UK), NRJ (France + Norway), Puls and DLF Nova (Germany), Q Music and 3FM (Netherlands), and was the most added track at commercial radio in Australia.

About Astralwerks:

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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Gorgon City × EVAN GIIA – Burning

UK & Chicago based duo of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson Scott a.k.a Gorgon City, have become known for their addictive take on bass driven vocal and deep house. They have carved out a distinct and instantly recognisable sound after producing a string of chart hits and underground dance floor moments. With over 1.4 billion global streams to their name and over 9 million singles sold across their career, Gorgon City are hit makers, with each release reaffirming this status.

Working just as well in the underground as on national airwaves and streaming playlists, the new release “Burning” is everything you would expect from a Gorgon City production — full of emotion with a big anthemic feel, atmospheric synth tones, low rumbling horns and warm bass, alongside EVAN GIIA’s resonant and soulful vocals. Written in March of this year during turbulent global times, this new release signifies the beginning of a new chapter for the duo that will lead into 2021 and beyond. Out now via Astralwerks, listen to “Burning” HERE and watch the visualizer HERE.

Gorgon City continues their theme of working with US vocalists as they have on the recent releases, marrying UK production with outstanding US singers on the rise. EVAN GIIA, the duo’s labelmate on Astralwerks, adds her distinctive electronic pop crossover touch to the new track. GIIA’s latest in a series of singles “FOCUS” & was hailed as “an inspired anthem with a feel-good message” by V Magazine. Wonderland said, “We defy you to listen to SIDELINES and not feel your heart tempo kick up a few notches.” The New Nine said, “EVAN GIIA is the new cool girl to keep on your radar Switch Off is upbeat, pulsing and sure to be on repeat on your playlists.” Earmilk observed, “EVAN GIIA is the gutsy, barnstorming pop singer making quite a splash with her unique sonic panache and kinetic live persona.”

With a discography packed full of outstanding releases, the past year has seen Gorgon City release a series of standout singles. The unmistakable track House Arrest” with Sofi Tukker clocked up over 14 Million streams in 10 weeks, topped international radio playlists and hit the #1 spot on US Dance Radio. The duo also collaborated with house music royalty MK on There For You” and continued their innovative trailblazing with Nobody featuring Chicago duo DRAMA, as well as releasing a string of dance-floor ready cuts via their club focused imprint REALM.

With a new video for “Burning” in the pipeline, exciting news announcements for the new year and a 2021 international tour planned, the future is burning bright for Gorgon City.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

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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220 Kid x JC Stewart

220 KID JOINS FORCES WITH JC STEWART TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE TOO MANY NIGHTS


Stream Too Many Nights HERE

Watch the Too Many Nights Lyric Video HERE

Following the stellar success of his Don’t Need Love featuring GRACEY, 220 Kid returns with his latest single Too Many Nights alongside close friend and collaborator JC Stewart. Too Many Nights is out now via Astralwerks. Listen HERE and watch the LA road trip themed lyric video featuring 220 KID & JC Stewart HERE.

Too Many Nights encompasses the instantly anthemic melodies and bold, infectious beats 220 Kid is fast becoming synonymous for. A producer, DJ and writer that centers powerful and emotive songwriting at the forefront of all of his music, Too Many Nights was written alongside Joe Janiak (Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Snakehips, Britney Spears) and features an impassioned and uplifting vocal from rising pop powerhouse, JC Stewart.

Speaking of the single, 220 Kid said “this is a special single to me, written at a pretty wild time in my life when I was very torn and trying to find answers. I remember going to the studio and texting Joe on the way saying I thought we’d had too many nights in LA and it was taking its toll on my personal life and dream chasing. It has emotional value to me, but it’s also special because it’s a completely different step to what people will expect; they will be thinking we are coming with a copy of Don’t Need Love, but we’re going with something fresh, it doesn’t sound like anything out there, its dramatic and emotional but fun and playful, it’ll have you in your feels but also singing and dancing about.

Combining bold riffs and a progressive dance sound, Too Many Nights brings both a chill house Balearic vibe underpinned by pop lyrics that have potent hit potential. This fusion builds to a harder dance beat and bassline drops making for a record that is truly multifaceted both sonically and lyrically.Too Many Nights follows a string of 220 Kid remixes that recently just dropped, reimagining both the hit Anne Marie single To Be Young featuring Doja Cat as well the latest Little Mix track Holiday. Amassing over 80 million streams across all platforms alongside a top ten spot for his first release, 220 Kid’s musical ascent has been somewhat stratospheric with his breakthrough single peaking at #1 in the US Dance Radio Chart as well as earning gold BRIT certification.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

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.

ZHU – Risky Business

Today, Astralwerks released ZHU’s new single, Risky Business. At once ominous and mesmerizing, the track unfolds by turns languid and propulsive but always with an underlying tension. ZHUߣs hushed vocals lure the listener to “risk it all” and enter into the dark, enticing world of the unknown. Download / stream Risky Business HERE.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the official video appears to be a piece of jumpy surveillance footage from an experiment known as Project 20201. The camera captures the provocative activities of a series of unknown subjects who frequent a bedroom. After a fade to black and a flip to black and white film, the surveillance continues. The subjects are gone and a team of fixers, clad in hazmat suits, descend on the location to remove any evidence of what transpired. Watch for ZHU’s appearance in the final frames, his role as mysterious as Project 20201 itself. ZHU directed the official video alongside Joey Vitalari. Kristin Schaefer produced. View Risky Business HERE.

To accompany the release of Risky Business, ZHU has launched new merchandise collection, inspired by the video. Offerings include an unreleased content hard drive, a hazmat suit, an evidence bag, safety glasses, a duffle bag and a variety of attire, including an orange faux fur coat. All items are available by chance in mystery bags. Browse the collection, which will be available for a limited time, HERE.

Last night, ZHU premiered Risky Business during the second installment of CLUB ZHUM, a livestream from the risky epicenter of the world of the Zhudio. During his set, he incorporated some of the Risky Business merchandise. Earlier in the week, he celebrated the second anniversary of the release of Ringos Desert with the release of limited-edition vinyl and associated merchandise in his store.

The artwork for the single features a series of stills from the video, shot by Joey Vitalari. Risky Business follows ZHU’s recent collaborations with Kito (Follow ft. Jeremih), Tinashe (ONLY), partywithray (CAME FOR THE LOW) and Bob Moses (Desire). EDM.com said, “ZHU has continuously impressed throughout 2020”; and noted, “catchy club anthem (Follow) is set to fill playlists around the globe with its snappy percussion, striking piano chords, and flawless vocal contribution from Jeremih.” Praising the dance floor burner, YourEDM said, “We couldn’t dream up a better collaborative trio.” ZHU’s recent performances have included Inside Lands, the virtual festival presented by Outside Lands, and Virtual Lollapalooza 2020. ZHU has also recently launched partnerships with Luminosity Gaming and Leica.

TINLICKER & HELSLOOT’s New EP

TINLICKER & HELSLOOT SHARE SOARING PARADISE EP

Listen to Paradise EP HERE

Watch the visualizer for Éc;LikeÉd; HERE

Utrecht dance-floor dreamers Tinlicker return today with a new collaborative EP with Helsloot called Paradise. The set is Tinlicker’s first release since signing to Astralwerks, and it’s a worthy continuation of the airy, meditative club tracks that Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven have been making together for the better part of the last decade. Listen to Paradise HERE.

In August, Tinlicker and fellow Dutch DJ Helsloot shared the EP’s title track, featuring a swoon-worthy performance from R&B vocalist Saro, who soars above their cloudy house beats. The release is rounded out by another track called “Like,” a stormier effort that starts with some rumbling basswork before returning to the stratospheric realms the producers often inhabit together. It’s a more straightforward dance cut, in contrast to the feathery lightness of the title track’s R&B refractions. The EP also includes extended mixes of each song.

The EP marks Tinlickerߣs second team up with Helsloot following technicolor bliss bomb Éc;Because You Move Me,Éd; released in 2017 on Armada and still echoing from speakers all over. Paradise is also the latest offering in a particularly imaginative phase for Tinlicker. In 2019, they released This Is Not Our Universe on Anjunabeats, an album exploring house and techno’s spacious outer realms. In March of this year, they followed with a remix album, featuring reimaginings and reworks from Dosem, Deeparture, and Grum, among others.

Today, the duo is also sharing a “Likevisualizer, which features the EP’s stunning cover art spinning and pulsing in time with the trackߣs dizzy rhythms. A house in the middle of an empty field comes alive like a club in the twilight hours ߞ a reminder, perhaps, that you can find ecstasy in the midst of the everyday.

Listen to the Paradise EP here.
Watch the “Like” visualizer here.

Paradise EP tracklisting

  1. Paradise
  2. Like
  3. Paradise (Extended)
  4. Like (Extended)

About Tinlicker: Tinlicker are the face of contemporary Dutch dance music. Utrecht-based duo Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven have been crafting their computerized soul together since 2013, and even during those early days they were no rookies. They honed their skills individually as part of the world-renowned drum ‘nߣ bass act Black Sun Empire (Heyboer) and as producer, songwriter, and music editor for many artists (Van Achthoven). All this experience showed from day one, resulting in an impressive string of highly mature and deeply emotive tracks. Since starting working together theyߣve quickly become a household name in the world of electronic dance music with releases on labels such as Armada, mau5trap, and Anjunadeep.


About Astralwerks: 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 globally minded 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&#ae; 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 Éc;HappierÉd; by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHERߣs Éc;Losing It.Éd;