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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.

 

George O'Hanlon "How Are You Feeling?" single artwork via Madi Florence Umusic for use by 360 MAGAZINE

George O’Hanlon – How Are You Feeling

Rising UK singer/songwriter George O’Hanlon makes his 2022 debut with his new single “How Are You Feeling?” available now via Harvest Records. Listen to “How Are You Feeling?HERE.

The single finds inspiration from rock icons like Radiohead, Springsteen, Nirvana and Slowdive. Throughout the track, intricate guitar work combined with an uplifting chorus makes it one you’ll want to give a listen to. “How Are You Feeling” also comes as the introduction to George’s full touring band on a single.

As a songwriter, George is able to showcase his true talents in the single. He states, “The song is about how you find your path as a person, especially during your late teens early 20’s, and the ups-and-downs that come with that. To me it’s a really positive song about people finding their way.”

About George O’Hanlon

Gaining practice through performing in the college circuit, George O’Hanlon has been perfecting his craft for quite some time. Working on his music by performing and writing for the past few years, George launched his career in 2021 with his debut EP, The Storm. While his musical inspirations range from artists like Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke, George’s music has natural literary soul. He captives his fans by referencing his own life experiences, outlining them in new perceptions.

While rising as a budding talent in the UK music scene, George has gained affirmation from Abi McCarthy at BBC Introducing and Jack Saunders at Radio 1. You can find George typically performing at grassroots venues, while he toured the UK last September with his band. They traveled to small venues around the UK together. Noting the experience, George exclaimed, “We spent hours with four of us crammed in a car with all our gear. The tough bits are service stations at 3 in in the morning and things like that but playing the shows made it all worth it.”

You can catch George performing at his first US show at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival.

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CHRIS LORENZO × VINTAGE CULTURE

VINTAGE CULTURE’S REMIX OF CHRIS LORENZO’s “CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’” FT. HIGH JINX IS OUT TODAY

Lorenzo’s Reimagined Version Of The Mamas & The Papas Iconic Hit Has Amassed Over 3.5 Million Combined Global Streams

Chris Lake Joined Lorenzo And Fans At Goodwill Southern California Closet Cleanout Event

Today, Black Book Records/Astralwerks released the Vintage Culture remix of Chris Lorenzo’sCalifornia Dreamin” ft. High Jinx. Vintage Culture amplifies the shifting dynamics of Lorenzo’s reimagined version of The Mamas & The Papas classic 1965 hit, building to exhilarating crescendos and bringing deep, dark effects to the infectious dance floor gem. Listen HERE & watch the visualizer HERE

“Chris Lorenzo’s new track ‘California Dreamin’‘ is on fire!” says Vintage Culture. “My intention is to throw gasoline on the fire…. thrilled to remix the song, shout out to Chris Lake and the Black Book/Astralwerks team.”

For Brazilian producer/DJ Lukas Ruiz, Vintage Culture is a passion project that aims to unite people through music. Vintage Culture has topped the Billboard Hot Dance, Spotify Dance and Beatport Main Overall Charts multiple times, racking up more than two billion combined global streams in the process. His collaborations include “Coffee” with Tiësto, “It Is What It Is” featuring Elise LeGrow and “Cali Dreams” with Fancy Inc featuring The Beach. He’s remixed Meduza, Moby, Diplo, Jorja Smith, David Guetta and Sia, and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Brazil, establishing a reputation as one of the most influential and creative talents of his generation in Brazil and beyond.

California Dreamin’” ft. High Jinx stirred the interest of fans when Lorenzo, Chris Lake and FISHER began playing the record in their summer sets. After its release in October, the track took the #1 spot on Spotify’s Operator, Housewerk and UK House Music playlists, entered Spotify’s Viral charts in over 10 countries (including the U.S. and U.K.) and appeared on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs tally. Combined global streams quickly soared past 3.5 million, with three million streams on Spotify alone.

Dancing Astronaut said, “House heads rejoice, as one of the most highly sought-after IDs of the summer finally receives an official release.” This Song Is Sick observed, “Without tarnishing the original vocals one bit, [Lorenzo] was able to breathe new life into ‘California Dreamin’ with the power of house music.”

Chris Lake joined Lorenzo at last weekend’s Closet Cleanout + Meet & Greet at Goodwill SoCal’s Los Feliz Store. Fans shopped from racks of items donated by Lorenzo and many of his DJ friends, including Wax Motif, AC Slater, VNSSA and Walker & Royce, with all proceeds going to Goodwill SoCal.

Lorenzo is widely acknowledged for pioneering Birmingham’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’ house come Bassline hybrid sound, which he simply calls “House & Bass.” He has toured Europe with Skrillex, collaborated with The Streets, Katy B and Sonny Fodera and remixed Disclosure, Ed Sheeran and A-Trak. Lorenzo’s recent releases include “Fly With Us,” a collaboration with AC Slater, and “Sensational,” the latest single from Anti Up, the duo he founded with UK producer/Black Book Records founder Chris Lake. California Dreamin’” marks Lorenzo’s second release on Black Book, following 2018’s Ectomorph.

ABOUT BLACK BOOK RECORDS:

British-born, L.A. based producer/DJ Chris Lake – whose monumental discography includes a series of chart-topping hits and a GRAMMY® Award nomination – founded Black Book Records in 2016. Initially, he envisioned the label as a vehicle for releasing his music independently. Famed BBC Radio 1 host Danny Howard asked to debut a track Lake had played for him, “Operator (Ring Ring)” feat. Dances With White Girls, and, eager to accommodate him, Lake quickly launched Black Book Records in order to release the track. 

Named “Hottest Record In The World” by Annie Mac, “Operator (Ring Ring)” emerged as a #1 SiriusXM hit, drew support from house mainstays like Claude VonStroke and Armand van Helden, and became the unofficial anthem of Holy Ship! the following January. Releases by such acts as Walker & Royce, Goooey Vuitton, and Wade soon followed, as Lake turned to developing artists and empowering them to make significant gains in global touring and streaming.

By 2020, Black Book releases were routinely ruling the Beatport chart, with tracks by Fast Eddie, Josement, Solardo, Armand Van Helden, Noizu, Martin Ikin and Green Velvet all ascending to the #1 spot. Black Book teamed up with Astralwerks in late 2020 to release The Answer, Lake’s epic collaboration with legendary producer Armand Van Helden. 

Forthcoming Black Book releases include material by Cloonee, DEL30, Prok & Fitch, Alex Kennon, Franklyn Watts, Mele NightFunk, and more. In the spring of 2021, the label released Black Book ID’s – an EP spotlighting exclusive, in-demand records that have been heard in live sets or otherwise previewed but have eluded official release. Black Book ID’s will also introduce artists on the rise and feature new music from Lake himself. 

Black Book enjoys enduring support from Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong and continues to break new artists. Recently, Miane earned her first Beatport top 10 single with the release of “Who Are You.” In fact, Black Book now ranks No. 7 of all labels on Beatstats, across all of Beatport over the past 12 months. The label’s artists have graced the covers of Spotify’s Cratediggers and Housewerk playlists as well as Apple Music’s danceXL. 

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 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 more.

DUKE DUMONT OFFICIAL “INHALE” VIDEO IS OUT!

DUKE DUMONT DELIVERS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “INHALE”
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Buy / Stream “Inhale” Here:
http://DukeDumont.lnk.to/inhalesingle

GRAMMY-nominated producer Duke Dumont has unveiled his wildly quirky official video for “Inhale,” his single with rising UK talent Ebenezer. View the official video HERE. “Inhale” is available for streaming and purchase HERE via Astralwerks.

Telling the tale of Robert Lloyd’s famous poetic line, slow & steady wins the race, the “Inhale” video showcases the story of a sloth who manages to escape to the office elevator first on a Friday evening, amid the chaotic and violent scenes that break out in the workplace as the clock hits 5pm. The themes of relaxation and living a stress-free sloth-like life transpire through Duke’s lusciously down-tempo melodies on the record, which follows his “For Club Play Only” EP, and Gorgon City collaboration “Real Life”- a hugely popular anthem of the 2017 Ibiza season.

Laced with the slick vocals of critically acclaimed, rising star Ebenezer, “Inhale” relies on a funky-groove led bassline, and electronica synths that give the track a summery feel, and look set to follow in the footsteps of Duke’s previous two UK #1 hits “Need U (100%)” and “I Got U.”

A true global superstar, Duke Dumont has amassed over 1 BILLION combined streams across his flurry of releases to date, and continues to tour worldwide. With a number of shows already locked in for 2018, the Brit will travel to Las Vegas for residencies at Wynn and Daylight, as well as headlining festival slots all round Europe, Australia, San Diego, Chicago, and many more.

Having recently released his Bad Romantic 9-track EP, Hommerton-born Ebenezer has previously worked with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and Craig David and gained support from the likes of Noisey, FADER, and Hunger. Ebenezer is swiftly gaining reputation as one of London’s hottest exports.

Preceding the release of Duke Dumont’s highly anticipated album, “Inhale” has already racked up nearly 4 million Spotify streams since release, with the official video out now!

Photo Credit Eliot Lee Hazel

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CIGARETTE by RAYE

RAYE ‘Cigarette’ With Mabel and Stefflon Don Out Now on Interscope Records

Fresh from the success of her smash ‘Decline’ and a BRIT Award nomination for ‘Best Single’ with Jax Jones, RAYE today releases brand new tune ‘Cigarette’ featuring Mabel and Stefflon Don.

Listen to “Cigarette”

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Undoubtedly three of the UK’s biggest up and coming UK female artists, RAYE, Mabel and Stefflon Don smash into 2018 with the year’s most exciting collaboration to date.

‘Cigarette’ arrives straight off the back of three UK Top 15 singles (‘Decline’ by RAYE, ‘Finders Keepers’ by Mabel and ‘Hurtin’ Me’ by Stefflon Don). Curated by RAYE, the track sets the tone for the year ahead.

‘Cigarette’ is taken from an upcoming wider project set to drop in the coming months. RAYE has curated a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends. This body of work is set to solidify RAYE’s status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music.

‘Cigarette’ follows RAYE’s UK Silver certified single ‘Decline’ which is still on the Capital playlist and remained on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks.

RAYE is one of the UK’s hottest new stars, spending most of 2017 performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and V Festival. She has already racked up nearly 75 million streams of her music, and has established herself as one of the UK’s ‘go to’ hit songwriters, working with the likes of John LegendCharli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy.

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