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Pia Mia – Hot

Fresh off the TikTok resurgence of her smash hit “Do It Again,” which spawned more than 5 million videos created and 500 million views on TikTok, in addition to inspiring a dance challenge between Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, platinum- certified recording artist and actress Pia Mia drops a brand new single entitled “Hot” today.

On the track, handclaps skate through skittering keys as the verses bounce into a steamy, slick, and sexy hook. Teetering back and forth between turn-of-the-century R&B and rapid-fire future pop, Pia Mia turns up the summer temperature as she urges, “You better make it real hot!” Be on the lookout for an equally seductive music video—set to premiere soon.

This past May, Pia Mia offered fans a preview of forthcoming music under her newly signed label deal with Electric Feel Entertainment and Republic Records with the release of “Princess”– read more here via Billboard.  Upon arrival, “Princess” earned early tastemaker praise, with PAPER claiming, “the star has returned with the bombastic, R&B-influenced pop track…”Princess is a fun and frisky club anthem.” Idolator declared it “An empowering banger…It’s catchy, upbeat and just a little outrageous,” while Atwood Magazine claimed, “her latest single “Princess” serves as a testament to her ability to create real party jams — with a deeper lyrical layer underneath.” The Honey Pot put it best by serving up “5 Reasons Why You Should Stan Pia Mia.”  Since it’s release, “Princess” has amassed over 3 million global streams and counting.

What’s more, Pia Mia has also released the first few chapters of her first fictional book, The Princess Diaries: Sand, Glitter, Silicone on Wattpad – the global entertainment company and world’s leading social storytelling platform. Pia Mia takes readers through the life of a young pop star named Princess as she navigates life, love, family, and fame. Each week, Pia Mia uploads a new chapter for the community, sharing stories from her heart, flashes of her life and her deepest fantasies. 

At just 23 years old, Pia Mia has cemented herself as a formidable star with a hand in multiple corners of entertainment. A critically acclaimed recording artist with hits like “Do It Again” which recently saw a resurgence on TikTok, and “Bitter Love” under her belt, Pia Mia is approaching 1 Billion streams worldwide; and has collaborated with everyone from Chris Brown and Tyga to YG. She made her acting debut in 2019’s award-winning feature film After, based on Anna Todd’s wildly popular YA book series. On the fashion front, Pia Mia’s unique sense of style has landed her in publications such as Vogue, Paper Magazine and Nylon; and has made her an enviable partner for such brands as Guess, Bebe and Macy’s Material Girl, the latter for which she was handpicked by Madonna to serve as the clothing line’s first-ever fashion director.

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The Avalanches – Wherever You Go

The Avalanches shared two new songs from their forthcoming album along with a pair of stunning visualizers. “Wherever You Go” feat. Jamie XX, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO premiered in the U.K. earlier today on the BBC 6 Music’s breakfast show. 

The Avalanches, with co-production from acclaimed UK musician/producer Jamie XX, have created an epic track that begins with greetings from planet Earth – sampled from The Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated copper disk launched into space by Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977 – and erupts in a frenzy. Vocals from the iconic Neneh Cherry and Sydney-based troptronica producer CLYPSO capture this moment in time, when love and music still offer hope in the face of “the whole damn world incinerating.” Mick Jones (Big Audio Dynamite, The Clash) plays piano on the track. 

“Reflecting Light” feat. Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan examines the sounds that haunt our lives and reverberate through space. Sananda Maritreya’s deeply soulful vocals evoke transformation amid a cosmic audio swirl that incorporates a sample of “Glow Worms,” which originally appeared on influential English singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan’s 1970 debut album, Just Another Diamond Day. 

The Avalanches unveiled their first new music since 2016’s Wildflower – the track “We Will Always Love You” feat. Blood Orange, which was praised as “a plush compendium of longing” by The New York Times. “Running Red Lights” feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu followed in March, earning attention from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME, Billboard and The FADER, among others. The accompanying video was created in loving memory of David Berman, and stars dancer/choreographer Erik Cavanaugh with a cameo by Hollywood billboard queen Angelyne.  

On their groundbreaking debut, Since I Left You, The Avalanches presented the world with a totally unique sound, crafted by meticulously combining over 3,500 vinyl samples. This approach set a precedent for dance music, inspiring a whole generation of musicians and producers. Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You is now regarded as a modern classic, It was named one of the year’s best albums by critics around the world and later placed in the Top 10 of Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s and in the Top 20 of Rolling Stone’s Greatest EDM Albums of All Time. The video for the title track won Best Video at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards and was named as one of the top music videos of the 2000s by Pitchfork. 

The release and subsequent touring in support of Since I Left You was followed by a 16-year radio silence, which was broken with the release of The Avalanches’ sophomore album, Wildflower (Astralwerks). It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart and atop the Australian Albums chart in 2016. Wildflower earned six ARIA Award nominations and international acclaim, with The Guardian hailing it as “a joyous journey” and Pitchfork proclaiming it “better than just about any music ever made” and “an album that could have been made by nobody but the Avalanches.” 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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Becky Hill – The Art of Rave

Hot on the heels of her new single “Heaven On My Mind” breaking into the UK Official Charts Top 40, hit-making singer-songwriter Becky Hill releases the first episode of her podcast, The Art of Rave. Over the course of the series Becky discussed rave culture with some of its legendary pioneers, including Andy C, Roni Size, Pete Tong, Sister Bliss, Groove Armada, Fabio & Grooverider and more.

In episode one of The Art of Rave Becky and DJ Zinc cover a wide range of topics including: Pirate Radio, how technology has transformed the landscape, the evolution of drum ‘n’ bass and jungle, being a “human Shazaam,” the definition of a “golden era,” genre bending and hopping within the scene, and parenthood.

As with all Becky’s guests on The Art of Rave, DJ Zinc brings along three records that mean or say something to him, whether that’s because they’re by an artist that influenced him, remind him of a specific place or time, or feature a beat that defined his sound. These records are: “It Is What It Is” by Rhythm is Rhythm, “Terminator” by Goldie and “Jack Got Jacked” by AC Slater (Jack Beats remix).

Meanwhile, Becky selects the DJ Zinc record that exemplifies why she handpicked him as a guest for the series. “Creeper” (ft. Dynamite MC) is her “biggest and favourite” track of his, citing the life-changing moment she heard it blasting through her elder brother’s bedroom door, which sparked her long lasting love for drum n bass.

While Becky Hill has an irrefutable aptitude for writing chart smashing pop music, her roots are firmly ensconced in electronic music. The Art of Rave provides the perfect platform for Becky to delve deep into the dance music scene she is so passionate about.

Episode 1 of Becky Hill’s The Art of Rave podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, the Acast app, and all other podcast platforms today.

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Breakbot – Translight

Breakbot has today unveiled a much needed feel-good new disco tune Translight . This is the 2nd and final track from Breakbot’s Be Mine Tonight EP out in full today on Ed Banger Records/ Because Music.

Translight is another classic Breakbot record, delicately blending elements of disco and French house. Often prone to collaborations, Breakbot has forgone a vocalist on Translight, instead crafting a weightless groove around a hypnotic vocal loop, accompanied by some groovy rhythm guitars and shimmering synths. It’s a track that will allow listeners to briefly escape the current global calamity and bask in sexy sounds of the beloved French producer.

Breakbot released the EP’s title track “Be Mine Tonight” back in April, premiered on PAPER. The instrumental of Be Mine Tonight was actually used to soundtrack a Chanel ad campaign featuring super producer Pharrell, American actress Margaret Qualley, Belgian pop singer Angèle, French actress Isabelle Adjani and French singer/songwriter Sébastien Tellier.

Breakbot was slated to tour North America throughout April, but all of his tour dates were canceled in light of the pandemic. Fortunately Breakbot has continued to satisfy fans throughout quarantine, releasing two excellent tracks and a delightfully uplifting Lockdown Boogie mix.

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DaniLeigh New Video

DaniLeigh drops music video for her single “Dominican Mami” featuring Five Foreign, via Def Jam Recordings. Danileigh tops one billion combined global streams for platinum singles “Lil Bebe” Remix featuring Lil Baby and “Easy” Remix featuring Chris Brown.

Watch “Dominican Mami” here and listen to the track here.

“DaniLeigh represents a generation of talent who’s successfully harnessed the power, breadth and access that the Internet can offer.”

“DaniLeigh is one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game”

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Digital Mirage Festival

Following the enormous success of the first Digital Mirage Festival, Los Angeles based independent electronic music brands Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade have announced their return to the virtual festival community with Digital Mirage 2, slated to take place June 5-7, 2020.

Over the span of three days in April, Digital Mirage made its mark as one of the first major live-streamed music festivals, drawing in over one million attendees across the weekend. The event raised over $300,000 to benefit Sweet Musicians Relief Fund, a charity committed to supporting musicians and music industry professionals whose primary income source has been severely affected due to the effects of COVID-19. Audience members were graced with fifty performances from artists like Alison Wonderland, SOFI TUKKER, Valentino Khan, TOKiMONSTA, Louis the Child, Chet Porter, Mija, Ghastly, Keys N Krates and more.

As part of the June event, streamers that tune in can once again expect a heavy hitting lineup with artists and producers representing all walks of the electronic music industry. Performances will include a live loop set from turntablist extraordinaire A-Trak, bass legend Baauer, hard-edged label boss Boys Noize, electro-pop selector Elohim, saxophone wielding GRiZ and a Redux set from renowned house veteran Kaskade. Further streams will be provided by leading Aussie export and
Beats1 broadcaster Anna Lunoe, GUD VIBRATIONS leader NGHTMRE, a unique Concertgebouw Set from Oliver Heldens, pristine future bass from San Holo, melodic mastery by SG Lewis, genre blending by Two Feet, a singular set from electronic powerhouse ZHU, and dramatic alt-pop from breakout star EVAN GIIA amongst many others.

Digital Mirage was one of the pioneering digital music festivals that shaped the direction of the live music industry at the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. All proceeds will be donated to Plus1’s Fund for COVID-19 relief and artists performing the festival. The festival, completely free of charge, generates funds through participant donations.

With a prior reputation for fostering dedicated internet-based communities, Proximity, Brownies & Lemonade and Keel represent the next wave in music entrepreneurs aimed to foster the future of the global music industry.

RSVP for the festival here and find more information here.

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Duke Dumont’s Debut – “Duality’

DUKE DUMONT UNVEILS DEBUT ALBUM DUALITY

THE 10 TRACK RELEASE INCLUDES HIT SINGLES “THERAPY,” “THE POWER” AND “LET ME GO”

 

BUY/STREAM DUALITY HERE

Multi-platinum hit-maker Duke Dumont has released his highly anticipated debut album DUALITY. Listen HERE.

Channeling his years of experience into a cohesive record that epitomizes his core beliefs, DUALITY is an honest, cathartic expression of Dumont’s desire to embody the mentality of a true artist, liberated from genre specifics and scored with his own sonic fingerprint.

With the LP split into two halves – one dancefloor-oriented and one introspective – it’s heart on sleeve, vocal house record “Therapy” opens proceedings, a track that was released as a single at the start of the year. Next up is club anthem “The Power,” a collaboration with UK singer-songwriter Zak Abel that was also released as a single, and “Obey,” a cut that sees Dumont link up with New Jersey artist Roland Clark. With no fewer than six collaborations across the LP, “The Fear” and “Nightcrawler” then feature US singer, songwriter and pianist Niia and Australian duo Say Lou Lou respectively.

The second half of the record is where Dumont’s more introspective and personal tracks blossom. There is an appearance from Colorado singer-singer songwriter How to Dress Well on “Together,” before latest single “Let Me Go” an emotion-drenched track stitched together with the soaring vocals of Australian artist Ry X, closes things out in the most poignant way possible.

The ten-track release is a long-player in the traditional sense, produced to be listened to in its entirety, rather than a collection of radio-friendly singles. Besides his own production and vocal features, the album incorporates live string arrangements, guitar players, drummers, and piano keys.

A production dynamo responsible for a stunning back catalogue that includes international chart-topping hits, multi-Grammy nominations and bumpin’ Chicago-influenced underground productions, Dumont is a contemporary electronic music powerhouse. He has amassed over 2.5 billion streams across his back-catalogue of previous anthems, scoring platinum-selling UK #1s with timeless records such as “Ocean Drive.”

A career-affirming release, DUALITY is a staggering album and the culmination of all of Duke Dumont’s previous work.

DUALITY Tracklist:

Therapy

The Power (feat. Zak Abel)

Obey (feat. Roland Clark)

The Fear (feat. Niia)

Nightcrawler (feat. Say Lou Lou)

Ocean Drive (Reprise)

Together (feat. How To Dress Well)

Love Song

Overture

Let Me Go (feat. RY X)

About Duke Dumont:

Duke Dumont is a contemporary electronic music powerhouse. Deeply committed to creating high quality music imbued with emotional depth, Dumont is versatile, extremely adept and hard working. His illustrious career has taken him on tour around the world, many times over, and placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists of his ilk.

Since 2007 Duke Dumont has channeled his deep love for electronic music into a variety of acclaimed releases, moving through pumping electro and vibrant techno to conquer the UK charts with “Need U 100%.” His early releases on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings helped establish his reputation for producing high quality club music that moves the dance floor, physically and emotionally. By 2012 he’d produced two career-defining EPs – For Club Use, Vol 1 and For Club Use, Vol 2. Tracks like “The Giver” cemented Dumont’s rep for catchy hooks, precision arrangement and powerful emotion. A year later he hit the No.1 spot in the UK charts with “Need U (100%) (featuring A*M*E),” demonstrating his ability to merge classic house motifs with first-rate songwriting. 

“Need U (100%)” was followed with another UK No.1 “I Got U,” both songs achieving platinum sales. Between 2013 and 2020 he hit the Billboard Dance Chart No.1 with seven singles, including “The Power,” “Won’t Look Back” and “Ocean Drive.” With each release Duke Dumont stayed true to his club roots, achieving widespread success. 

For more information on Duke Dumont, please visit:

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LIL JON DROPS NEW TRACK ON IG LIVE

As Skam Artist’s Lil Jon performed a virtual DJ set, music artists Ludacris and Usher joined him to celebrate their new track ‘Sexbeat’ (written by Jermaine Dupri) with an Instagram Live. 

Cyber partying, a common Quarantine activity, has taken over the internet these days. One night to particularly note was on Wednesday, April 9, 2020 when Lil Jon, Usher, and Ludacris joined Instagram Live to party, laugh, reminisce and promote their newest hit single: Sexbeat. Sexbeat, which dropped officially on April 9 at 12:00AM. It was previewed during the cyber rager with Lil Jon on the DJ turntables, drinks in hand, and people applauding the new hit virtually with the hip hop and R&B community coming together to support the artists through the comfort of their own homes. With well over 20,000 people tuned in, thousands of comments, likes and shoutouts were given to Lil Jon. Lil Jon mixed it up and played some of his hit classics, such as Lovers & Friends. Other artists such as Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa tuned in as well, joining the virtual DJ set, and leaving humorous and/or supportive comments to their fellow artist friends. 

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Evan Giia – “Focus”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2020 EVAN GIIA SHARES NEW SINGLE, “FOCUS,” OUT TODAY VIA ASTRALWERKS

Headline Dates And Tour With Louis The Child Rescheduled For Summer

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EVAN GIIA turns her attention to what matters most on her contemplative new single, “Focus,” released today via Astralwerks. She wrote and produced the track with frequent collaborators MEMBA. V Magazine premiered the song earlier today. Download / stream “FOCUS” – and view the visualizer –  HERE.

“I wrote ‘Focus’ in my bathroom studio in my apartment in Brooklyn,” says EVAN GIIA. “It was the first time I experimented with layering different parts of my voice. It’s a special song to me because it symbolizes focusing on the things that matter most to me in life. What keeps me grounded, happy and healthy. I am really happy to release this song, especially during times like these, when more than ever we need to be reminded of what really matters. I hope this will be a pick-me-up for my fans. We all need it right now!” The remaining dates on the Just Be Real 2020 tour – GIIA’s first headline outing – have been rescheduled for August. The run will include an August 22 hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are available HERE. See below for itinerary.

She’ll be supporting Louis the Child on the Here For Now tour, which includes a two-night stand at Stubbs BBQ in Austin, TX (July 21 & 23). GIIA joined Louis the Child last summer for the duo’s sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheatre show. “FOCUS” is the follow up to February’s “SWITCH OFF,” which Flaunt hailed as “her most powerful single yet…a new bass-heavy anthem.” 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.” Soundazed praised the “a bass-heavy electropop rager.” E! News,  Idolator and Total Access Pass are among the publications that have tipped her as a newcomer worth watching. Earmilk observed, “EVAN GIIA is the gutsy, barnstorming pop singer making quite a splash with her unique sonic panache and kinetic live persona.” Wonderland said, “We defy you to listen to [2019’s ‘SIDELINES’]… and not feel your heart tempo kick up a few notches.”

The Brooklyn-based, Berklee College of Music alumna has performed at Firefly, Bonnaroo, Coachella, CRSSD and Los Angeles State Historic Park and shared stages with the likes of ODESZA, Jai Wolf and Big Wild. A classically trained opera singer, GIIA’s voice adds a distinctive touch to her electronic pop crossover sound. She made her recording debut on the MEMBA track “Heat of the Moment,” featuring alongside Hoosh. The song was named Single of the Week by BBC Radio 1. Released by ODESZA’S Foreign Family Collective in 2018, GIIA’s breakout single “WESTWORLD” and the accompanying music video propelled her to #1 on Hype Machine. Combined global streams of the song now exceed 10 million. Since the release of “WESTWORLD,” GIIA has been in sessions with Hudson Mohawke, Georgia Ku, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, Chris Lyon, RITUAL, OjiVolta, Kate Morgan, CHVRCHES, What So Not, Matias Mora and Larzz.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in New York City and now finding its new home
in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 34 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home eight 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 more.

Powfu – “Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)”

BREAKOUT ARTIST POWFU SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR RISING HOT 100 HIT “DEATH BED (COFFEE FOR YOUR HEAD)” FT. BEABADOBEE

THE LO-FI HIP-HOP TRACK REACHES TOP 10 GLOBALLY ON SPOTIFY AND SHAZAM

Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, Powfu has premiered the official video for his explosive track “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring UK singer beabadobee today – watch HERE. The video, which was brought to life by director duo BEDROOM, playfully follows Powfu and his girlfriend in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

The track is a staple on TikTok with over 3M videos created to date. “death bed” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut last week, catapulting up the charts with major radio adds rolling in internationally. The song has over 250M combined audio/video streams to date worldwide. “death bed” is #6 on Spotify’s Global chart and #12 in the US, while sitting Top 10 in 15 countries. Watch Powfu breakdown the lyrics for the track on Genius’ Verified HERE.

The 21-year-old Canadian artist started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. He would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby. After finalizing his image and sound, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.

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