George van Wetering – New Kid (piano version) (Video)

This year George is set to make his solo debut, starting with the release of his piano ballad “New Kid”, featuring artist Kristeen Young, mixed by the legendary producer Tony Visconti.

“You have to be a conscious artist to mess with the rules, and George van Wetering’s music embodies a free spirit that finds harmony with disparate elements and a pattern without a formula. This is music of the Non-Conformist. Here, the dark and the light intertwine to make some really great tracks with great electronic elements.” George van Wetering, Dutch singer and songwriter, was once part of the growing roster of foreign acts released by Chinese record company Modern Sky. In the US and the Netherlands, his albums were released by Zip Records / Sony. George has toured extensively across China, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA. “Taking cues from artists across the cultural spectrum, this is the industrial goth band before the EDM cult of personality took over”. George and his band gained a large following in China while also gaining traction in North America. He also frequently participated in China’s growing music festivals, including performances at the Strawberry Music Festival, World Expo in Shanghai, and the Modern Sky Festival in Beijing. Highlights of his shows in North America were performances at SXSW, NXNE, CMJ and the Sled Island Festival (Canada) at which the show was considered the highlight of the festival.

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Ada Morghe – Water Lilies (Video)

When you are an actress, a scriptwriter, a children’s author and a jazz singer, not to mention a mother, a friend, a lover and plenty else besides, how do you describe yourself? As Ada Morghe, Alexandra Helmig has the answer. Don’t put her in a box.

Today Ada Morghe releases the second single ‘Water Lilies’ from her new album ‘Box’ which follows on the 14thAugust. Listen HERE: https://backl.ink/142495393 ‘Water Lilies’ is a track influenced from her teen years when she moved to Paris at 19 and lived the bohemian dream of reading Sartre while hanging out in the cafes of the Left Bank, smoking Gitanes and wearing a lot of black. A soulful jazz glide and one of the most romantic songs on the new album, with something of the spirit of the great Chanson singers Edith Piaf and Juliette Greco. Watch the new video HERE.

“A long time ago I had a love story that was body-driven, a chemical romance,” she says of the song’s inspiration. “It should have led to something more, but it was too destructive. That kind of love affair is addictive, I guess. I had the image of water lilies on the ground — something that is doomed.”

The new album was launched by the release of first single ‘Oh My Love’ – watch the official video HERE. Elsewhere, ‘Box’ stretches from the tight, upbeat funk of ‘Wake Up’ to the melancholic elegance of ‘Rainy Day’, or the jazz seduction of ‘Sugar Lips’, a perfect vehicle for the warmth and smokiness of her voice. Another highlight, ‘Don’t You Put Me In A Box’, was co-written with a kindred spirit in the shape of Andrew Roachford (‘Cuddly Toy’). Ending with the beautiful ‘Demons’, an orchestral epic with shades of Scott Walker and a message of self-acceptance, ‘Box’marks a true coming of age.

Alexandra’s career in music began in earnest three years ago, after she wrote and starred in a play, then a film, called ‘Mother Bee’. A pun in its German title, Frau Mutter Tier, refers to an overprotective mother. Having been encouraged to also write songs for the film, those compositions fell into the hands of former Prince collaborator Hans-Martin Buff and just six week later, Alexandra found herself recording at Abbey Road. That ultimately putAlexandra in the relatively unusual position of releasing her debut album ‘Pictures’ in her 40s, which has gained over a 1 million streams across DSPs.

For someone who cannot be put in a box, how does Alexandra feel about being labelled as a jazz singer of verve, passion and elegance?

“Music makes sense to me because everything is in there,” she replies. “There is the writer, the musician, the performer. And this album is about where I am now.” As Box demonstrates so gracefully, Alexandra, as Ada Morghe, is in a very good place indeed

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Becky Hill, Sigala – Heaven On My Mind (Video)

Hitmaking singer-songwriter Becky Hill releases brand new single ‘Heaven On My Mind’ in collaboration with Sigala.

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‘Heaven On My Mind’, which is written by Becky Hill and MNEK and produced by Sigala, is the second single to be lifted from Becky’s upcoming debut album release. It sees Becky reunite with Sigala, who she collaborated with last year on top 10 hit, ‘Wish You Well’, which she recently performed as part of a bedroom session medley for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 and is now certified Platinum after selling over 750,000 records in the UK alone.

“‘Heaven On My Mind’ has had a different journey and creative process from my other songs I’ve released.” Says Becky. “When Sigala first sent me ideas for the song, it was during a dark time for me last year, and so it wasn’t a track that I would have ever started writing myself – it was so pure and carefree… But that actually made me want to work on it and make it as personal as possible and release it. And after having big success with Sigala on our track ‘Wish you Well’, I had such a high respect and love for him and was over the moon he wanted to collaborate with me again!”

The second single to be lifted from Becky’s forthcoming debut album, it follows the release of ‘Better off Without You’ (ft Shift K3Y), which, after garnering Becky Hills’shighest-charting position for a solo single release, spending 5 weeks in the Top 20 of the UK Official Singles chart, scoring a top 5 on the UK Radio airplay chart and on iTunes, hitting no. 1 on the Official Trending Chart and accumulating over 65 million streams to date, is now Certified Gold.

A Summer anthem in the making, ‘Heaven On My Mind’, is set to cement Becky’s reputation as one of Britain’s most in-demand musical exports of the moment. With an irrefutable aptitude for writing chart smashing pop songs and an impressive string of hits to her name, Becky has now garnered over 1.5 billion combined streams and 18 million + monthly listeners on Spotify after being crowned the 2nd most-streamed British Female Artist on Spotify UK in 2019.

About Becky Hill
Renowned for her show-stopping vocal prowess and her credentials as a hitmaking song writer, 25 year old Becky Hill is one of Britain’s most in-demand musical exports of the moment. Following a killer 2019 with the release of three hits – including ‘I Could Get Used to This’ (with Weiss), and ‘Lose Control’ (with Meduza and Goodboys) – Becky Hill closed the year as the 2nd most listened to British female artist on Spotify in the UK. Becky has not only notched up over 1.5 billion streams, but also 18 million monthly Spotify listeners. She has an impressive string of hits to her name, having written and performed on eight singles which charted in the top 40 of the UK official singles chart, including the recently released ‘Better Off Without You’ (currently in the top 15), the chart-toping, number 1, (‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens) and two top 10 singles (‘Wish You Well’ with Sigala and ‘Afterglow’ with Wilkinson). Over and above this, she has collaborated with the likes of Rudimental, Matoma, Lil Simz and more, while her songwriting skills have been enlisted by artists ranging from MK, Tiesto, Jax Jones and Martin Solveig through to MNEK and Little Mix. This is no mean feat considering only 17% of PRS for Music’s registered songwriters are female. Indeed, Becky Hill is flying the flag for women in the music industry, both as a songwriter, and behind the scenes. Before signing a Joint Venture deal with Polydor in 2017, she founded and self-funded her own independent label, Eko Records (named after the 12 string guitar she watched her late uncle play as a child).
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About Sigala
With 7 UK platinum singles, 9 global gold singles, 7 million UK sales and 12 million worldwide sales Sigala has had an impressive few years. Sigala is a London based DJ/Producer with over 1 million followers on Spotify, he has spent 130 weeks in the UK charts and in 2016 he became the number one most played British male on UK commercial radio. From there, his debut studio album, Brighter Days became the highest charting dance debut of 2018, containing 6 UK Top Ten singles, including the massive Lullaby, which received a BRIT Award nomination for ‘British Single of the Year’. Since then, the album has been BRIT certified Gold, and he has released a further platinum selling euphoric old school house single ‘Wish You Well’ with powerhouse vocals from Becky Hill.

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Dolche – Big Man (Official Videoclip) (Video)

Christine Herin, previously known as Naif Herin and now known professionally as Dolche, is a Rome based Italian-French singer, songwriter, composer and record producer who already boasts a 20-year music career and more than 500 concerts in Europe with and key collaborations with Grammy Award winning professionals. Her work is well- known for its distinctive musical style and blending of different genres such as folk, chanson française, world music, classical music, funk, electronic. She now releases the second single of her forthcoming album Exotic Diorama (out Oct 2020) – is the bold track Big Man, out now.

Big Man throws a challenge out to society: What would happen if all the ones who feel superior took a DNA test? This is the provocative question Dolche asked her fans when announcing her powerful new song. In the end we are all made of the same imperfect mix of cultures and races. The ‘Big Man’ she sings about is a symbolic creature incarnating all differences and all outcasts. “All white supremacists, homophobes and fundamentalists will hate this song” she writes in her socials but she declares that her hope is to inspire them to think differently. We all felt excluded, feared, judged or refused for our differences but those are what makes us unique. The human race is in constant evolution. ‘Contamination’ is what makes us stronger and more beautiful.

Dolche wrote this song because she felt inspired and outraged by the spreading culture of fear and hate promulgated by too many political representatives (might it be ‘building walls’ or letting fleeing refugees die at sea). “I love the Big Man” – she sings in this song as a joyful, strong and powerful response to that. We are, despite the protestation of the metaphorical divisive ‘Big Man’, one in humanity and by recognising this fact we find our power and freedom.

In this song Dolche, who composes, arranges and plays all of her music and most of the featuring instruments, chose to enrich the sound using different types of percussions (including some traditional Japanese ones). The tribal, powerful soul of this song is a crescendo of sounds and emotions leading to a cathartic final explosion.

BIG MAN (VIDEO):
What you see in the video to the new single has literally never been done before thanks to Extreme Deep Fake technology. This is the first time that the technique is used to mix more than 2 faces and there are more than 14 face mixes here. Some of the characters have many different faces mixed up!

The video was shot in the built up, bustling streets around Union Square in NYC last November around the theme of ‘contagion’. This was the concept before Covid -19 and so the coincidence is strange and, indeed, striking. The video, created and directed by the talented Chris Shimojima (Wild Factory Production), tells the story of a ‘disease’ that spreads around people in the streets of NYC, the disease of diversity. This contagion generates fear, violent reactions and derision for the first two characters getting infected in the beginning. But it is than embraced and celebrated by the following characters. The faces of the many actors mix into a superior/wild creature that symbolizes the power of diversity and union.

The resulting effect is scary and fascinating at the same time. Genders, ages, religions, different skin colours mix up creating more powerful and free beings. In a real life parallel – the Covid-19 epidemic spread and physically divided people. But through it we are discovering that we all are truly in this together; belonging to one big world, in unprecedented times. We can see that same message of union and empathy in Dolche’s video: a call to be ‘as one’

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DJ Shaan – Paradise ft. Sakima (Official Lyric Video)

DJ SHAAN releases his new single “PARADISE”
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NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2020) – After making history in India and generating millions of streams worldwide, DJ Shaan makes his Casablanca Records debut releasing a brand new single entitled “Paradise”.

“Paradise” merges deep house beats, trance chants, and four-on-the-floor energy, illuminating the scope of his signature style. It has all the makings of a dancefloor anthem.

Vaulting to the forefront of electronic dance music and representing Indian culture worldwide, 25-year-old DJ Shaan has made history, generated millions of streams, and ignited the hottest festivals in the world with stunning regularity. Among numerous accolades, he notably became “the first Indian DJ to grace the bill of Tomorrowland,” “the most-played Indian dance music artist on the radio in the USA,” “India’s most-followed DJ,” and “the first Indian artist signed to Casablanca Records.” Given this track record, he unsurprisingly kicked off his career with a star-making set at Sunburn Festival in Goa. Just 15-years-old at the time, he would be “the youngest person to play the festival.” Over the past decade, he ascended to global prominence, performing alongside titans, including Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, and the late Avicii. A sought-after talent, he has also officially remixed superstars such as Steve Aoki, Louis Tomlinson, Sandra Silva, Lost Kings, Naughty Boy, and Calum Scott, to name a few. Moreover his solo catalog comprises “Light Up The World” [feat. Lauren Evans], “Must Be Love,” and more.

In 2020, DJ Shaan kicks off what promises to be his biggest, boldest, and best chapter yet. His debut single for Casablanca Records, “Paradise,” fuses a big room chant, propulsive grooves, and high-energy synths as a hypnotic hook takes hold.

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Don Diablo – Thousand Faces ft. Andy Grammer | Official Music Video (Video)

DON DIABLO returns with heart-on-sleeve new singl “THOUSAND FACES”
Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Andy Grammer lends his epic vocals to the emotional track

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Dance music superstar Don Diablo continues his prolific start to 2020 with new single ‘Thousand Faces’, a deeply personal record that taps into the heartache attached to losing a parent.

The single is out on Friday 19th June, with the official music video to follow on 21st June. The video was directed and produced by Don Diablo dropping on Father’s Day. It includes exclusive footage he filmed at the age of 13 with his first home video camera. Featuring Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, ‘Thousand Faces’ finds the sweet spot between modern dance music and acoustic genius, it’s a track destined to touch the hearts of music lovers worldwide.

Don explains: “Thousand Faces is definitely one of my most personal records that I have written so far. Almost seven years ago I lost the most important man in my life: my father. Since that day my vision on life has changed drastically, not long after that I started achieving all the things I dreamed of most of my life. His passing fuelled me with so much passion and dedication which, looking back on it, gave me an unprecedented amount of energy and drive to work harder than ever to make the most out of my life. During these last years I have often wondered what my Dad would have thought if he could see me now.

“Things got so much bigger than both of us could have even imagined from the last conversations we had.Sometimes when I am performing in front of thousands of fans it feels like I can see him standing in the crowd, nodding his head, giving me his approval. I know my story isn’t unique, eventually we all go through similar experiences, it’s the lessons we learn from these experiences and the way we handle it that sets us apart. I know Andy lost his Mom ten years ago which also made a huge impact on his life, so on top of his incredible vocal talent he felt like the perfect person to tell my story and by doing so, also making it his story and at the end of the day the universal story for all of us.

“Having both lost our parents (his father and my mother) before we reached success, this was a really special song to put out together” Andy adds.

The track follows on from Don Diablo’s March single ‘Bad’, featuring Moroccan-English artist Zak Abel, a floorfilling club smash that has racked up over 20 million hits across Spotify and YouTube in only two months.

One of the most recognisable figures from the world of dance music, Don Diablo recently clocked in at #6 in the coveted DJ Mag ‘Top 100’ list. Recent highlights from his extensive back catalogue include ‘Survive’, a collaborative single with Emeli Sande and Gucci Mane, heartfelt single ‘Brave’ with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jessie J, as well as high profile remixes for Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Coldplay, Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus and more recently Anne-Marie.

Andy Grammer has taken the pop world by storm over the past few years. His fourth full-length album Naive (S-Curve Records/BMG) quickly rose to the #1 pop album the day of its release and features gold-certified single ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’, marking his seventh certified song to date. It was featured in the big screen drama Five Feet Apart and clocked 18 million Spotify streams in three weeks. Over the last few months, Grammer has released several collaborations including ‘I Found You’ with Cash Cash and ‘Best of You’ with Elle King.

Don adds: “I hope this song gives people hope and the strength to turn something very painful into something very positive, deep down inside I feel my dad is watching over me and I will continue to work as hard as I can to make him as proud as I can.”

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ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Founded by industry icon Neil Bogart, the label is currently helmed by Brett Alperowitz with a focus on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, Martin Solveig, Felix Jaehn, Don Diablo, KUNGS and SG Lewis.

Bianca Jazmine – You’ll Find Love (Video)

You’ll Find Love can apply to self-love, romantic love, family love, even world love. An introspective song relating to loving yourself as a person, and overcoming insecurities that kept you from pursuing what truly make you happy. It’s about trusting your direction as long as you’re following where your heart leads you.

Few words about Bianca Jazmine

Bianca Jazmine is a pop rock singer-songwriter & band with an insightful message to advocate for peace, empathy, and unity. She hopes to encourage everyone to embrace their individuality, and use our unique personalities and ideas to help others and bring the world together.

Bianca Jazmine has performed all over South Florida, been featured on dozens of radio stations, including Shake 94’s Local Love Live show on 94.3 FM in Miami multiple times, and has been showcased as their Artist of the Week. She has also received Best Music Video for “You’ll Find Love”, and Best Vocal Performance for “The Key” during IndieCon 2019, as well as receiving the 2018 Oski Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She recorded her debut EP Hear Our Voices in Los Angeles, California, and has continued to write original music. New singles are currently being recorded in Philadelphia and are projected for release this summer.

Bianca Jazmine’s unique, powerful vocals combined with her thought-provoking messages come together to form a remarkable experience. Along with her smooth yet energetic voice, Bianca Jazmine wields multiple instruments including the piano, ukulele, guitar, and flute. Her fascination with critical thought and emotion, combined with art and expression, has moved her to share her ideas about the world through music.

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Sonarpilot – City in the Sky [The Mirage Project #1] (Video)

SONARPILOT PRESENTS – THE MIRAGE PROJECT

A collection of six stunning fractal films with bespoke electronic soundtracks, appearing monthly online from May to December 2020 at: www.themirageproject.com

The Mirage Project is a series of six short films that explore a strange parallel universe of hypnotic beauty.

The movies, each eight to ten minutes long, dive into different worlds, ranging from futuristic cities to deserted machine planets. All of the journeys circle around fundamental human questions: What is our place in the cosmos? What promises and threats does our future hold?

The videos and their soundtrack have been created by Swiss electronic musician Sonarpilot in cooperation with film producer Roger Mäder. “Electronic music has a long history of using visuals as a background on the dancefloor or at live events.

Usually this content is more of a by-product, poorly produced and not something you’d really want to look at”, explains Michael Moppert, the creative head Sonarpilot. “We wanted to craft something more: An immersive experience with visuals that are equally well crafted as the music.”

The whole production took 18 months. “We were working on the music and the visuals in parallel, to make sure that both elements support each other in an optimal way,” explains Michael. The process was a real challenge: “We were using software that generates highly complex fractals.

Some of the formulas took a week to render one minute of video,” Roger explains. Once the visual raw material for a world was generated, Michael started to edit the video and, at the same time, write the music. “It was our vision to create something like the concept albums of the 1970’s”, says Michael.

“I grew up with these beautiful records, with artwork and music that supported each other. We wanted to do something similar, using today’s digital technology”. The result are six different journeys into strange worlds, carefully edited and arranged with a soundtrack that matches perfectly.

The first video ‘City In The Sky’ appearing online at www.themirageproject.com. Subsequent mirage videos will be released monthly from July, through to December.

Each mirage’s soundtrack will also be simultaneously released as a single, available via Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and all leading digital music platforms.

Any Gama – The Bunker Session: Running Ahead feat. AntiMatterHorns (Video)

Running Ahead is an original by Any Gama. It’s the first song we ever rehearsed, performed and recorded. A sweeping dynamic jazz fusion number, reminiscent of Snarky Puppy’s “Lingus”, it’s always our show opener and it always gets the crowd going. This time we took it to Bunker Studios in Brooklyn NY and recorded it live with 14 musicians, including a horn section powerhouse for which we collaborated with our friends from all-brass band AntiMatterHorns. The mixing and mastering was done by 14 times Grammy Award winning sound engineer Andreas K. Meyer.

Any Gama is a New York based, internationally faced, multicultural jazz fusion and world music group. We believe in speaking to everyone in the world with the language of music, and creating a conversation in that language using the tradition of jazz improvisation. We bring a message of peace and unity, because as long as we can all enjoy music and respect our cultural similarities and differences through it, we are all equal as human beings on this planet.
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Dance Loud – Hear Me Out (Video)

Hear Me Out is about being in a relationship, wanting to spend eternity with someone yet sometimes you need to spend time apart to heal and reflect, so you don’t come back and start to shout.

Dance Loud is not a DJ and is not a band, its something weird in between. Dance Loud is a Chicago based duo that incorporates a mix of analog and digital, formed in 2008. The duo consists of Desereé on vocals, drum kit, & guitar while Kristin on drum pads, turntables, & synths. Multi-instumentalists, producers, engineers backed with a bachelor’s in audio engineering & music business.

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