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Splash House 2022

Acts To See At Splash House 2022

By Krish Narsinghani

With Summer quickly approaching, festival goers are eager to see their favorite acts perform live post-pandemic. House music lovers in particular are geared up for this year’s Splash House in Palm Springs, California. This pool party paradise lasts for three days and features some of today’s hottest DJ’s and music artists. While headliner Diplo is always a must-see act, 360 are keen on seeing Chanel Tres, Kito, and Walker & Royce to name a few. 

Chanel Tres

Artist, producer and DJ, Chanel Tres, has paved a new path for groovy house tracks mixed with hip-hop and R&B influences. His newest self-produced album, “refresh,“ speaks volumes to his skill and innovation as it features funky dance instrumentals, different than some of his past projects. Recently witnessing his set at the Coachella Soho House party, you can trust that he’ll be causing some ripples at the pools. Get ready to bump to something unexpected once you get a taste of his Chicago house sounds infused with classic West Coast rap.

Kito

Kito started learning how to produce using FruityLoops and got her kickstart on Diplo’s label, Mad Decent. Her 2021 banger, ‘Recap,’ features R&B duo VanJess and Chanel Tres, and was at the top of all our dance music playlists. Fans will surely be hype to hear it live along with other familiar favorites like ‘Bitter’ plus her diverse mixes. Mashing genres and culture from her gigs around the world makes Kito’s futuristic pop sets something worth watching. 

Walker & Royce

The dynamic duo that is Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011. Fans can expect the ‘Role Models’ to bring their futuristic sets to the desert. From Holy Ship! to EDC Las Vegas, they’ve played an array of the top festivals. It’s exciting to see what they have in store for the show as they haven’t released new music lately and fans are eager for what’s to come.

Other artists 360 is excited to check out include Yung Bae and Shallou. It’s safe to say this year’s festival is back better than ever. For more info on Splash House and the rest of this year’s lineup, visit the official Splash House website.

More Festival Announce Info: 

The Summer festival series Splash House has announced the artist lineup for the first of its newly expanded triple weekend season in 2022. Celebrating its ninth edition, Splash House has established itself as a perennial favorite in the summer festival calendar, fusing forward-thinking electronic music, poolside partying, and resort amenities with the desert landscapes of Palm Springs. Splash House is now set to make a return to desert for an expanded three weekends this summer, taking place June 10-12, August 12-14, and August 19-21.

June attendees will be treated to a lineup that reflects the constant evolution of modern dance music, bringing together a mix of industry titans and emerging acts from around the world.

Artists announced for the June weekender include dance music’s most electrifying figures, such as Higher Ground and Mad Decent superstar Diplo, a DJ set from in demand Compton act and versatile beatsmith Channel Tres, and house hitters Dombresky and Noizu teaming up for a back to back set. Top billing continues with a DJ set from Sydney’s triple platinum tastemaker Hayden James, a b2b set from melodic dance producers Manila Killa and Chet Porter, electronica star Fort Romeau and groove-heavy house duo Walker & Royce.

All shades of house music in addition to crossover electronic live acts will be present throughout the weekend, including a mix of household names and emergent favorites. This includes the future-funk productions of Yung Bae, the infectious sounds of Dutch brother-sister duo Shermanology, a live set from emotive indie electronic singer and producer Shallou, bass-heavy house star Hannah Wants, and bonafide Chicago legend Gene Farris. The next generation will come proper to Splash House as well, repped by rising Australian record producer Kito, melodic house and downtempo producer Jerro, and singer-songwriter and producer Pauline Herr among many others.

By night, attendees can experience After Hours programming at the Palm Springs Air Museum while enjoying an open-air dance floor and witnessing artists perform alongside historic airplanes, all backdropped by the San Jacinto Mountains. This location has become a staple of the Splash House experience, while also hosting the debut of Desert Air last December. UK hitmaker Duke Dumont and progressive house favorite Yotto have been announced as the headliners, set to carry the day party into the after party at the air museum.

Attendees will again be spread across three resort venues, the Renaissance, Margaritaville, and Saguaro Hotels, which each have their own distinct feel transporting fans to multiple eras of Palm Springs aesthetic history all within the festival footprint.

It remains Splash House’s style-forward and fun-loving community that makes the event what it is. A hideaway from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Splash House fosters an environment fit for music fans, fashionistas, travelers, and those seeking a different kind of festival.

All currently available pass types and hotel package options can be viewed at splashhouse.com. GA passes for the June edition start at $189. Guests must be 21+ in order to purchase.

J Balvin Pollen Presents music festival via 360 magazine

J Balvin × NEON

Leading technology company Pollen Presents announced they are teaming up once again with reggaeton’s international ambassador J Balvin. Following the sold-out edition that took place in 2021, NEON will return to Punta Cana from December 7-11, 2022 for a luxurious all-inclusive escape with Balvin and his friends in paradise.

Since 2021, J Balvin and Pollen Presents have continued to announce NEON experiences in unique locations around the globe. This has included three-sold-out weekends in Las Vegas, a sold-out edition of Punta Cana, and upcoming experiences in Ibiza and Cancun, each bringing together top artists in the Latin space while providing guests a unique mix of activities.

Beyond a performance by J Balvin, attendees will also get the chance to witness sets from famed Brazilian singer and songwriter Anitta, Panamanian singer Sech, Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Jowell Y Randy, American reggaeton singer De La Ghetto, Puerto Rican rapper, singer and songwriter Ñengo Flow, and more including Blessd, Ryan Castro, Trueno, Alex Sensation, La Gabi, Agudelo888, DJ Bash, Robi, and a special closing set by BRESH.

During the experience, guests can take part in pool parties, beachfront live shows, headline performances from top Latin artists including J Balvin himself, wellness activities, dance classes, friendly sports tournaments, local excursions and more.

Packages for the highly-anticipated experience will include a variety of all-inclusive hotel options featuring amazing food and drink options. Guests can choose from top hotels in the area including Meliá Caribe Beach Resort, Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort and Paradisus Grand Cana when they purchase packages to the experience.

Beyond the activities within the experience, guests can also take advantage of local activities while in the area, including snorkeling expeditions, relaxing beaches like Macao Beach, Bavaro Beach, and Bahia de las Aguilas), exploring Los Haitises National Park, surfing, hiking, scuba diving, and checking out nearby waterfalls.

For more information about the experience, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, visit Pollen’s website to stay up-to-date with the latest in line-up, pricing, and news.

About J Balvin

J Balvin is an artist that needs no introduction, thanks to accolades that include eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, four Latin American Music Awards. The Colombian artist from Medellín continues to conquer the globe with his NEON brand, while also releasing his highly-anticipated fifth studio album Jose last September. He is also currently among the 20 most streamed artists on Spotify in the world.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega-stars like J Balvin, Diplo, Justin Bieber and Ozuna.

Photo: Pollen Presents

Sabrina Carpenter spotted at Vanity Fair featured in 360 magazine

VANITY FAIR × BACARDI

Vanity Fair and BACARDÍ Rum toasted young Hollywood at a party that took place at Musso & Frank’s in Hollywood. The event was co-hosted by Alana Haim, Ariana DeBose, and Giveon–all of whom have been spotlighted in VF’s Vanities column. VF’s Campaign Hollywood, which has become synonymous with Oscar week, honors the year’s standout performances, and the artists and storytellers paving the way to Hollywood’s future.

About Vanity Fair

Muscular long-form journalism, stunning photography, insightful essays, and superb design make each issue of Vanity Fair a must-read. Every month, the magazine commissions the best writers and photographers to explain the pressing issues of the day and take the pulse of the culture. Vanity Fair consistently delivers crucial reporting on business and finance, domestic politics and world affairs, even as it covers the very best in arts and entertainment.

About BACARDÍ® Rum- The World’s Most Awarded Rum

In 1862, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó revolutionized the spirits industry when he created a light-bodied rum with a particularly smooth taste – BACARDÍ. The unique taste of BACARDÍ rum inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world’s most famous recipes including the BACARDÍ Mojito, the BACARDÍ Daiquiri, the BACARDÍ Cuba Libre, the BACARDÍ Piña Colada and the BACARDÍ El Presidente. BACARDÍ rum is the world’s most awarded rum, with more than 1,000 awards for quality, taste and innovation. Today, BACARDÍ rum is made mainly in Puerto Rico where it is crafted to ensure the taste remains the same today as it did when it was first blended in 1862. www.BACARDÍ.com

The BACARDÍ brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

J Balvin Ibiza Lineup via Infamous PR for use by 360 Magazine

NEON Ibiza

Leading technology company Pollen Presents has announced they are teaming up once again with reggaeton’s international ambassador J Balvin. With the new installment of the acclaimed NEON Experience series, J Balvin and Pollen will be taking over the island of Ibiza. This will be happening from July 9-12 and will be Balvin’s first performance in Ibiza since 2019.

J Balvin’s NEON is a multi-day musical experience curated by Balvin himself that features performances by some of his favorite artists, representing some of the most renowned voices in music. It will be the first NEON Experience outside of the Americas, joining a series of sold-out editions in Las Vegas and Punta Cana.

Beyond a headlining performance from J Balvin himself, the experience will also feature Puerto Rican vocalist and Billboard Latin Music Awards new artist of the year winner Myke Towers, multi-platinum Panamanian singer Sech, acclaimed dancer and world-class choreographer turned rapper and actor Nio Garcia, veteran reggaeton singer and songwriter De La Ghetto, rising Dominican rapper Tokischa, and more including Blessd, Ryan Castro, DJ Luian, La Gabi, Cornetto, DJ Pope, Agudelo888.

NEON will take over some of the most iconic venues on the island, which will feature the famed Ushuaïa ​​Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, and Hard Rock Hotel to bring J Balvin’s global vision to the beautiful Spanish beaches of the Balearic Islands. Attendees will be treated to three days of music and activities devised by Balvin, giving them the chance to see one of the world’s great global superstars perform in one of the most intimate settings imaginable. Guests can also look forward to pool parties, afterparties, morning yoga and wellness, and more.

J Balvin is an artist that needs no introduction, thanks to accolades that include eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, four Latin American Music Awards. The Colombian artist from Medellín continues to conquer the globe with his NEON brand, while also releasing his highly-anticipated fifth studio album Jose this past September. He is also currently among the 20 most streamed artists on Spotify in the world.

Packages for the experience will include a variety of hotel options to choose from which will include W Hotel Ibiza, OD Talamanca, Hotel Argos, Hotel Simbad, Amare Beach, Ryan’s Ibiza, Ryan’s La Marina, Fergus Style Bahamas Hotel, THB Naeco, Tropical Hotel Ibiza, Ebano Apartments, Apartamentos Jet, and Brisa Hotel.

For more information about the experience, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, visit Pollen’s website to stay up to date with the latest in the lineup, pricing, and news.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on their website and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega-stars like J Balvin, Diplo, Justin Bieber, and Ozuna.

Hall of Fame Party

Capture Studios announces Meek Mill, Diplo and Gunna to perform at the Hall of Fame Party – Big Game Weekend Edition combining Los Angeles staple venues Sunset Room and La Mesa into one epic experience on Saturday, Feb. 12. The Executive Producer team of Capture Studios, Fame Hospitality, and Leather & Laces has an impeccable record over the past several years producing some of the Big Game Weekends most memorable events including, but not limited to, the First & Goal Comedy Bowl, Leather & Laces, and the Sports Illustrated parties in both Atlanta and Miami.

Just hours before the Rams take on the Bengals during the Big Game at SoFi Stadium, Headliner and Hip Hop Superstar Meek Mill, world famous DJ & Grammy award winner Diplo, and current chart topping Hip-Hop artist Gunna will electrify the audience with amazing performances from multiple stages!  Zen Freeman will also DJ the event, and emerging rap artist Vince Ash will showcase his talents!

“Los Angeles has a long been the entertainment capital of the world, and since the game hasn’t taken place in L.A. for nearly 30 years, we knew we had to celebrate in a big way,” said Matthew Gavin, CEO of Capture Studios. “Our Hall of Fame Party brand will be on full display Saturday Night with what we feel is the best overall lineup of the weekend featuring some of the best brand partners and an unparalleled experience. Trust me, this is one you do not want to miss.”

The partywill feature activations throughout the venue’s unmatched indoor/outdoor facility, featuring an elite crowd of partygoers including celebrities, musicians, athletes, models and influencers. An enhanced design and production value will provide the backdrop for a top-notch party environment.

The Hall of Fame Party is presented by Animal Concerts and Segi TV featuring our amazing lineup brand Partners which include Grey Goose, Patron, Reign Total body Fuel, Monster Energy, and Ignite.

The event is located at: 1439 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90028.  For all event information including tickets and VIP Tables, please visit the official event website HERE.

Doors will open at 9 p.m. running until 3 a.m. Guest must be 21+ only.

About Capture Studios

Capture Studios are best-in-class production and event specialists. The team provides top notch service to ensure a seamless experience which entertains and excites clients and guests both onsite at Capture’s studios and at offsite activations. Capture Studios owns physical premium production facilitates in addition to an experiential marketing and live event production division. Visit Capture Studios at HERE.

 

Purple Disco Machine x Sophie and the Giants "In The Dark" single cover art via Bryan Kehn Umusic for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Purple Disco Machine × Sophie and the Giants – In The Dark

Purple Disco Machine and Sophie and the Giants team up one again for their disco-tech single “In The Dark,” via Casablanca Records. Listen to the brand-new single HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Purple Disco Machine’s “Exotica Deluxe” album releases on Friday, March 4, 2022 – pre-order HERE.

A collaboration between Purple Disco Machine and Sophie’s is a recipe for pure perfection; the combination of funky production with supernatural melody and vocals can’t be matched. Their past partnership on the song “Hypnotized” reached over 350 million streams, gained a variety of Platinum certifications across Europe and hit #9 on the Global Shazam Charts. The track, too, was prosperous in Italy, where it went platinum 5 x. The success of the single led to the duo’s performance at the Power Hits Estate 2020 live from Verona Stadium.

The partnership between both artists produces another captivating, upbeat hit. The melody of the track produces a transcendent, modern aura, which is contrasted against the emotional lyrics of the song. The story that “In The Dark” produces through its lyricism and melody is one that a lot of young individuals could relate to modern day. The song proclaims the message of falling for someone they know they shouldn’t, but nonetheless, the heart wants what the heart wants. The delicate, exquisite vocals paired with deep lyricism makes for an incredible track. Sophie sings, “Pulled me in with your words so sweet, every time I ignored the sign, redemption’s mine on the day I leave, fallin’ for you was my only crime.”

In The Dark” comes after a rather prosperous period of time for Purple Disco Machine, following the issue of the producer’s sophomore album “Exotica,” and the dancefloor complement “Club Exotica.” The inspiration for the studio album stemmed from pop culture and artists of the 80s. The project includes 14 tracks with international phenomena “Hypnotized” with Sophie and the Giants, “Fireworks” feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks, and “Dopamine” feat. Eyelar. The album, to date, collects over 500 million streams.

Purple Disco Machine ranks as the #2 Beatport Artist of All Time, the impact that he has had on the disco/ dance industry is unmatched. Purple Disco Machine has remixed artists such as Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Diplo and so many more. Accumulating over 1 billion streams across all his works, he has made his mark and stamped his place in the world of disco production.

 

Music illustration for Pornhub article in 360 MAGAZINE

Kito × Bea Miller  – Steal My Clothes

Boundary-breaking producer and Piano-House Queen LP Giobbi has created a darkly infectious, pulsating remix of Kito’s new single, Steal My Clothes ft. Bea Miller, released today by Astralwerks. Download / stream Kito’s exclusive mix is now live on LP Giobbi’s Femme House Radio on Diplo’s Revolution. The mix also includes an interview with Kito by LP. Listen to mix and interview

Steal My Clothes has already amassed over 3.5 million combined global streams. Upon release last month, the song appeared on numerous playlists, including Spotify’s US NMF and Pop Rising and Apple Music’s Best New Songs, New Music Daily and A-List Pop. Kito, Bea and director GIZELLA give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the playful video for Steal My Clothes. The Honey Pop said, From the lyrics, to what a feel-good track it is, everything is NOTION praising the undeniable earworm pop groove and Beyond The Stage hailed the song as a winning collaboration if there ever was one.

Steal My Clothes is the follow-up Recap Kito’s early 2021 collaboration with VanJess and Channel Tres, which Billboard praised as deliciously decadent and refreshing. She’s also been busy creating acclaimed remixes for MARINA’s “Venus Fly Trap”and CHVRCHES’ “Good Girls.

For Kito, making music has always been about finding a way to introduce the world to new sounds. That drive’s been there since her nascent days DJing, unearthing unheard gems, and it’s especially clear now to anyone who tunes into the Australian producerߣs technicolor tracks teach subsequent song is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Her career, too, has been powered by unpredictable twists and turns. Just as she’s moved across the globe Perth to London to Los Angeles Kito’s found homes at tastemaking labels along the way: Ed Banger Records, Mad Decent and now, Astralwerks. She has also produced a dizzying array of artists (Jorja Smith, Mabel, Banks, FLETCHER), and populated her prismatic 2018 solo Haani, with guests spanning from Broods to Hudson Mohawke. Her most recent collaborations “Follow with ZHU and Jeremih, “Recap” with VanJess and Channel Tres, and Steal My Clothes with Bea Miller shed light on Kito’s approach to futurist pop. She infuses otherwise simple tracks with complex emotions and adventurous sonic turns. Taken with her recent ecstatic remixes of Saweetie and Doja Cat’s Best Friend, MARINA’s Venus Fly Trap, and CHVRCHES Good Girls, Kito’s growing body of work demonstrates how far she’s come as a producer and songwriter.

Moonchild Sanelly via PIAS America for use by 360 Magazine

Moonchild Sanelly – Undumpable

Moonchild Sanelly shares her new addictive single “Undumpable, out today via Transgressive Records / [PIAS]. The track, produced by her label mate Debruit (KOKOKO!), follows the release of her highly acclaimed single “Yebo Teacher,” which garnered international praise for her refreshing and unapologetic take on female desire and sexuality.

On “Undumpable,” Moonchildmusi Sanelly muses on relationships and self-assuredness. An infectious beat accompanies Sanelly’s confident and plucky lyrics while playful vocals bring it all together. “Undumpable” is a jam through and through, destined to get you out of your seat and dancing.

On the track, Moonchild Sanelly shares: “Undumpable is a jam about a relationship where the couples’ tempers are frayed in lockdown, in a super intense atmosphere. They’re fighting but they each feel like they’ve invested too much to be easily dumped.” Sanelly, who has earned a reputation for female empowerment, defiantly sings, “You’re not gonna dump me/ I won’t let you dump me / Oh bitch / You’re gonna fix this”.

About Moonchild Sanelly

Moonchild Sanelly is South Africa’s “Queen of Gqom,” a superstar with a flow so unique it’s earned her recent collaborations with Beyonce, Ghetts, Die Antwood, Gorillaz, Diplo, and Wizkid.

Her iconic personal style combined with her outspoken approach to female sexual desire has earned her collaborations with the aforementioned Beyonce and Gorillaz as well as the likes of Diplo and Wizkid and built her a devoted fanbase. She is “a global superstar waiting to happen,” according to Damon Albarn.

With her recent releases, we see Moonchild Sanelly embark on a new and exciting chapter with a global spotlight on her. Praised for her electrifying music and unique style, she’s seen international praise everywhere from the Evening Standard, The Guardian, and Conde Nast, to The Observer, DIY, Complex, COLORS, and more.

Fearless, inclusive, and a whole lot of fun, Sanelly is just getting started.

Diplo Cabo from Jordan Calvano, INFAMOUS PR for use by 360 Magazine

Diplo Announces Four-Day Cabo Experience

Grammy-winning electronic producer and Mad Decent boss Diplo has announced details for the debut of Diplo’s Higher Ground Cabo Weekender in partnership with leading travel experience company Pollen Presents. With headline performances taking place at The Me by Melia Resorts and Hotel from Feb 17-21, 2022, the event will unite lovers of deeper shades of dance music from all over the world for a four-day experience showcasing the Higher Ground label in an intimate and entirely new format.

Attendees will be immersed in pool and boat parties, beach activities, club nights, morning yoga, outdoor excursions, and more including performances from a Diplo curated lineup gathering his friends, collaborators, and Higher Ground artists.

The experience will include multiple headline performances by Diplo himself at The Me. Additional performances soundtracking the four-day event will include Australian-born house star Sonny Fodera, silky UK house icons Gorgon City, British house music DJ and producer Duke Dumont, Manchester production duo Solardo, legendary genre-crossing hitmaker Paul Woolford, beloved modern house phenom VNSSA, rising star John Summit, tech house producer GW Harrison, beloved party starter J.Phlip, Los Angeles house artist J. Worra, London based house and techno duo MANT, innovative genre-bending producer Melé, and more to be announced.

Over the past 15 years, Diplo has become known as one of the world’s most coveted producers and performers, effortlessly skipping between house and techno, hip-hop, trap, country, ambient and more. His production accolades include keystone work with Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Sia, Madonna, M.I.A and countless others. Beyond his founding membership of Major Lazer, he is also a member of the super-groups Jack Ü alongside Skrillex and LSD with Sia and Labrinth, along with his Silk City project with Mark Ronson.

Higher Ground sees Diplo gather his devout fan base around authentic tones of house and techno. In its short tenure, the label has already seen premiere releases from the likes of Aluna, Sonny Fodera, Walker & Royce, VNSSA, Wax Motif, Wilkinson, MK, and Andhim. Longtime friend of Diplo and Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus blessed the imprint in 2020 as the North American home for his ‘Flourishes’ LP and his collaborative single with Diplo and Jungle.

Travel experiences for Diplo’s Higher Ground Cabo will include a four day, four night stay at The Me and a variety of additional 4* and 5* hotel options, along with access to all parties, performances, and outdoor activities. Monthly payment plans are available in the lead up to the event with a $30 deposit and at no additional interest. Pollen Presents also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

More information on rooms and prices can be found on the Pollen Presents website.

About Pollen

Pollen is a leading travel company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

Phase 1 Artist List (A – Z)

Diplo

Duke Dumont

Gorgon City

GW Harrison

J.Phlip

J. Worra

John Summit

MANT

Melé

Paul Woolford

Solardo

Sonny Fodera

VNSSA

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Dynoro × Monsters

Diamond and multi-platinum certified Lithuanian DJ and producer Dynoro makes an epic return with the Taisia Deeva-directed video for new single “Monsters” an inspiring and uplifting EDM banger with a fiery feature from the red-hot US rapper 24kGoldn. Released via B1 Recordings / Sony Columbia Germany, “Monsters” also landed on over 30 New Music Friday playlists and the list keeps growing.
This unlikely collaboration between two acclaimed mega-hitmakers is something that can’t be missed. The verses get your head nodding. The booming bass gets your body shaking. The anthemic chorus sung by a children’s choir lingers long after the song is over. Throughout the track, Dynoro employs subtle style changes from trap drums to echoing electric strings, reminiscent of another contagious EDM smash hit, “Where Are Now” from Jack (Skrillex, Diplo) and Justin Bieber.
The music video for “Monsters” mines at our nostalgic desire to go back to the simpler times of childhood, when we would watch TV in PJs and our biggest fears were of the night. It asks us to break down and simplify our stressors, our monsters and demons, internally and externally to make us realize that we have the strength to conquer them. Beginning with young children cowering in terror, trembling from the unknown, only to be transported to a futuristic corridor where their anxieties are personified as a shrouded monster. The kids may have felt alone and powerless at first, but together they are stronger than they ever realized.
24kGoldn makes a flawless appearance in the video, to not only deliver his hard-hitting verses, but to visit his younger-self and show the blanket-cape clad child that there’s nothing to fear. They sit together and watch the army of kids fight the shrouded monster through the TV, now as an unstoppable force.
“This one is what I was really looking forward to releasing this year. It’s been a while since my last song, but I believe it was worth the wait. Forget about your biggest fears, gather all your strength and let’s go to fight our scariest monsters together,” states Dynoro.
The Midas touch is something both Dynoro and 24kGoldn share when it comes to making music. They both have tracks under their belts that boast multi-platinum certifications and over 1 billion streams on Spotify. In 2018, Dynoro dropped “In My Mind,” one of the biggest hits of the year that reached number 1 on Spotify, Apple Music and Shazam internationally and topped the charts for weeks. Selling more than 3.7 million copies worldwide, “In My Mind” reached diamond status in Germany and France, multi-platinum in Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, among many other countries. Meanwhile, last year, 24kGoldn saw his single “Mood” with singer iann dior explode on TikTok and subsequently dominated worldwide music charts including the number 1 spot on Billboard for 8 weeks. It was certified 4x platinum and was included on a wealth of year end lists.
Listen / watch “Monsters” from Dynoro featuring 24kGold now, HERE.