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Quarterhead × Camylio – Is It Love

Revered DJ/production duo Quarterhead are back this year with yet another enthralling original production, “Is It Love”. This time around, they’ve linked up with Camylio who provides a melodious vocal to the energetic endeavor.

The new track directly follows up Quarterhead and Max Giesinger’s collaborative track “Nichts mehr zu sagen” from this February, in addition to Camylio’s single “i tried” from earlier last month. Out now via Casablanca Records/Republic Records, “Is It Love” is available to listen to across all streaming platforms. LISTEN HERE.

The four-on-the-floor tune is replete with consistently pulsating bass, a propelling ambiance, and a high octane flair that’s maintained with ease from start-to-finish. Throughout its entirety, it also features Camylio’s textured vocal, which captivates the listener with each passing second. Rolling basslines and an infectious energy are paired alongside emotionally-charged lyricism, in turn creating a feelgood, club-ready anthem that also pulls at the heartstrings of the listener.

Placing a central focus on love and its intricacies, the track delves into the universal concept heavily, and serves as a prime accompaniment to Quarterhead’s lively signature production sensibilities. A quintessential dance-pop crossover opus, it serves as a stellar new addition to the Universal Music Germany imprint and to both artist’s flourishing back-catalogs.

“Writing a big anthemic club anthem with a happy sad feeling was on our agenda for a long time. When we jumped into the studio with Danish singer Daniel Schulz last fall, we knew it was time to give it a shot. The song is about the strongest feeling in the world: Love. And the way Camylio delivered his vocals was the perfect match to the melodies and lyrics.” – Quarterhead

Quarterhead is a multiple gold and platinum awarded DJ/writer/producer duo consisting of multi-instrumentalists Josh Tapen and Janik Riegert from Germany. Their works include songs and productions with Cheat Codes, Ofenbach, Robin Schulz, ATB, HUGEL, Felix Jaehn, Ella Henderson, Lum!x, Alle Farben, KIDDO, Juan Magan, ILIRA, Benjamin Ingrosso, and many more.

After producing and singing on Lum!x’s international hit “The Passenger” (which now sits at over 100 million streams on all platforms) in early 2020, the duo has been currently riding the wave of their own massive worldwide hit “Head Shoulders Knees & Toes.” Since its release, it has accumulated over 500 million streams on all platforms, multiple platinum and gold awards in most European countries, a Spotify Global #50, a Shazam global top 30 ranking, and a #8 spot on the European radio charts. With over 52 weeks inside the German Top 50 radio charts HSKT now ranks it as one of the top radio songs of the early ‘20s.

The duo is also involved in Ofenbach’s follow-up single “Hurricane” together with Ella Henderson, which now sits at over 100 million streams across all platforms plus multiple radio top 10s all across Europe. Their current lean towards a more credible house sound brings forth their songs “Love So Sweet”, “Eyes On You” with DJ Superstar HUGEL, and “Juice,” all of which were released via iconic club labels such as Defected Records or CR2.

Clad in a classic black shirt against a dark backdrop, Camylio leans into his microphone, presses down on the ivory of his keyboard, and sings with enough passion and power to stir the world to its feet. It’s a scene meant for a stadium, but he’s in his bedroom framed by a smartphone camera yet beamed out to an audience of millions on social media. Throughout 2021, he performed like this at a dizzying pace and quietly emerged as a phenomenon renowned for a Richter Scale-registering voice. For his 16th birthday, his parents allowed him to choose either “a car or a laptop.” Thankfully, he chose the latter, spending countless hours poring over song credits and learning how to produce via YouTube and Twitch.

During November 2020, he launched his TikTok with one video daily. He filled an Amazon shopping cart with a $200 backdrop, ten black hoodies, ten black long-sleeve shirts, and five black short-sleeve shirts in order to maintain a consistent aesthetic. His cover of “Dusk Till Dawn” by Sia and ZAYN exploded with 7 million-plus views.

Eventually, he broke the internet as his take on SLANDER’s “Love Is Gone” feat. Dylan Matthew generated north of 50 million views in under ten days. He caught the attention of Republic Records and signed to the label. After shaking the internet, the 20-year-old New York singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer properly introduces himself with his 2021 debut EP all the songs i used to love and latest single “i tried.”

pulp EP cover artwork via Kirsten Mikkelson for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Winnetka Bowling League – pulp

Winnetka Bowling League debuted their hot fourth EP pulp via RCA Records on Friday February 4. The EP consists of new track fiimy (fuck it, i misss you) with Demi Lovato, as well as a few separate pre-released tracks. Listen and stream pulp HERE, and catch the full tracklist below.

Both Winnetka Bowling League and Demi Lovato came together when Demi got into touch with head singer Matthew Koma. He posted a short video of the track onto the popular platform of TikTok, where Demi was drawn to the song.

Matthew raves about the inspiration behind fiimy (fuck it, i misss you), saying ““fiimy” is about running into an ex for the first time since a break up and the rush of mixed feelings that ad target you. There’s wondering if you even know that person anymore and there’s reckoning with your own “did i fuck up a good thing”. When Demi heard the lyrics, I think they reminded them of their own version of that experience…so it was really cool to hear them come with a verse framing how that story was told in their world. It takes dismissing a lot of pride to admit to yourself you miss someone.”

Demi spoke on their collaboration on the track, stating, “Winnetka Bowling League has such a unique sound, and I am excited to be on this record with them. If these times taught us anything it’s the power of human connection and missing someone, and I think this song speaks to that in a very honest and relevant way.”

The new EP pulp was written and produced by Matthew, and comes after their accomplished 2020 EP Congratulations.

Matthew talks about pulp, asserting, “Writing songs feels nauseatingly self-important and talking about writing songs is worse than a writer’s camp. But alas, I wrote most of the songs for the new EP in New York and felt panicked for 2 months that I was only capable of pure shit. I grew up in NY but I’ve spent the last 11 years in Los Angeles and sometimes the mentality here makes you forget about doing stuff you actually love. Being back in New York sort of sparked all these memories of being a kid recording terrible demos on ACID (the recording program, not the drug, unfortunately). And that headspace got me thinking about things and people I haven’t thought about for a long time. Usually I’m arm wrestling myself to write something about my current circumstance that’s relatable to more than my three friends who like quarantine as much as I do. But there was this shift in NY and I started writing about people and feelings I hadn’t visited in a while. Time grants you kinder eyes and with songs like ”barcelona” and “fiimy” I got to re-explore those relationships from a helicopter’s view and see it a little differently. “pulp” was about this really odd memory that came back to me one day when I walked by Port Authority and smelled hot pretzels. It made sense to call the EP “pulp” because every song was born from some specific snapshot detail that wasn’t at all the main juice (lol). I usually like my own music for 2-3 months after making it then I’m paralyzingly humiliated. I wrote this on 4/22/21 – use that information accordingly.”

This spring we see Winnetka Bowling League heading out on a series of shows while backing CHVRCHES on their practically sold-out UK Screen Violence Tour. To access more information on the tour and to get your own tickets in Newcastle and Birmingham, visit HERE. See tour dates below.

About Matthew Koma and Winnetka Bowling League

Head artist in charge, Matthew Koma was raised in New Jersey and became a critically acclaimed performer, songwriter and producer who has worked for the likes of Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson. The beginnings of Winnetka Bowling League came in 2018 when Matthew, his brother Kris Mazzarisi and Sam Beresford joined him to release their self-titled EP. They soon released two more Eps, Cloudy with a Chance of Sun in 2019 and Congratulations in 2020, all showcasing impeccable songwriting paired with memorable lyrics. V Magazine proclaimed, “Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Matthew Koma…[as] raw and honest, possessing a dry sense of humor that is reflected in both his songs and his mannerisms…[Winnetka Bowling League is] the perfect pairing of deep lyrical content and alternative rock melodies.”

pulp EP track listing:

1. “pulp” 

2. “fiimy (fuck it, i miss you)” with Demi Lovato

3. “barcelona” with Sasha Alex Sloan 

4. “dandelion”

5. “emotionalporn”

CHVRCHES x Winnetka Bowling League tour dates

March 14th – Edinburgh UK – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

March 15th – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall

March 16th – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)

March 18th – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 

March 19th – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)