Matoma puts tropical twist on Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels’ ‘I Miss You’

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Matoma is preparing for an enormous 2018.

Wrapping up the year with a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the artist will surely rip into 2018 with poise. On the heels of his album announcement for One In A Million and a tour set to kick off Jan. 11, he’s released an energized tropical house rework of Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels’ collaboration “I Miss You.”

Enlivening the subdued number right off the bat with record scratches, a balmy bassline sees out the same lively elements that allowed for “All Night” and “Old Thing Back” to rise in the house reigns. Matoma is divulging perfect music for the wintertime blues, only begging for the release of new work to be in the ears of his eager listeners.

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Premiere: Sam Smyers – Motion ft M. Maggie (Schier Remix)

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It may be the first day of December, but Schier is bringing warm summer vibes back into the winter months with his new remix for Sam Smyers and M. Maggie. For his rework of “Motion,” Schier has crafted a melodic tropical house song that beautifully plays off of M. Maggie’s smooth vocals. Where the original track had almost a wistful feel to it, Schier has flipped it into a sexy, beach-ready song that would feel right at home in the middle of a Kygo or Thomas Jack set. With an effortless flow, the young producer’s take on “Motion” is sure to transport the listener back to carefree summer festival days.

Download Schier’s “Motion” remix for free here.

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Matoma to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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There are few higher honors than being a Nobel prize winner and, while Matoma isn’t up for an honor, he will be performing at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize concert. The tropical house producer has amassed over one billion streams on Spotify, and has collaborated with the likes of One Direction and Coldplay among others. He commented on his upcoming performance.

I’m incredibly proud and honored to announce that I will be performing at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, I’ll be coming to Telenor Arena in Oslo on December 11 bringing some special guests, some surprises, and as always, some good vibes and love! The Peace Prize is all about spreading the love, and as you know that’s always been my message so I’m humbled and honored to be asked to perform at this beautiful and incredible concert.

In addition to announcing his upcoming show, Matoma recently released a song off of his upcoming album titled “Slow” featuring Noah Cyrus. The December 11th concert will be the 24th iteration of the event.

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Kygo releases OneRepublic collaboration and pop-leaning ‘Riding Shotgun’ ahead of album release

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Kygo‘s sophomore album Kids in Love is set for release on November 3, and for a week preceding, the Norwegian producer has been releasing one track a day from the LP. So far, the album is a combination of tropical house and pop with collaborations ranging from John Newman to OneRepublic.

The first three tracks from the album that have been released are the title track “Kids In Love,” “Never Let You Go,” and “Sunrise.” So far, each track has been incredibly different, and the Norwegian producer’s next two releases “Riding Shotgun” and “Stranger Things” continue this trend of diversity.

“Riding Shotgun” opens with Bonnie McKee’s high pitched vocals and then falls into a pop tropical drop. Many of the producer’s recent tracks have leaned pop over electronic, but “Riding Shotgun” has groovy chords and an extended electronic drop while McKee’s catchy vocals are the glue that will appeal to pop lovers.

For his next release titled “Stranger Things,” Kygo partnered with OneRepublic, and the high profile collaboration is almost certainly going to be a radio sensation. The production elements of this track are very subtle with piano and a steady drum beat serving as the backbone of the track while OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder vocals are the focal point.

John Newman and OneRepublic are not new to collaborating with electronic music producers, having previously worked with Calvin Harris and Alesso, respectively. As Kygo continues to roll out tracks ahead of Kids In Love‘s release, it will be interesting to see who else the producer is collaborating with.

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Rave Radio – Carry On ft Gamble & Burke

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Rave Radio has become an evolving experience with many shades in the six years since the project’s inception. Millions of streams and a swath of festival sets later, Rave Radio stay laser-focused on consistent content for their fans. They are currently touring in the UK and released a new single in early October. “Carry You” bursts with sun-kissed, squeaky-clean atmosphere paired with romantically inspired lyrics. Like “Turn Me Out” and “Rock It,” vocals are at the forefront and influence the cool momentum the duo are currently riding in 2017.

 

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Shaun Frank – Addicted ft Violet Days

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Canadian producer Shaun Frank has a track record of making music ranging from deep house to pop. His latest release, “Addicted” featuring Violet Days, fits into the latter, making it perfect for radio. Days’ catchy vocals carry the track into an upbeat pop drop with a tropical house flair.

Frank and Days co-wrote the track with the help of The Chainsmokers‘ Drew Taggart, who Frank was on tour with this past summer. He is now on tour with Krewella, and fans can see him on one of the remaining tour dates below.

Shaun Frank Fall Tour Dates:
Oct. 31 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Met
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA @ The Grand
Nov. 24 – Medan, Indonesia @ Retro
Nov. 25 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Empirica
Dec. 1 – Bali, Indonesia @ Mirror
Dec. 2 – Jogja, Indonesia @ Liquid Cafe
Dec. 21- Calgary, AB @ Marquee
Dec. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Dec. 23 – Edmonton, BC @ Knoxville’s
Dec. 24 – Mississauga, ON @ City Hall

 

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Kygo continues daily release of songs with ‘Sunrise’

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Leading up to the release of his sophomore album, Kygo has been releasing a song every day. The song of choice for Oct. 28 is “Sunrise,” a collaboration with Jason Walker.

“Sunrise” is pure, classic Kygo: soothing tropical house vibes with gorgeous vocals. Walker’s refreshing voice perfectly complements a string- and piano-based melody for a vibe that’s instantly recognizable as the Norwegian producer’s.

Previous releases from the Kids in Love LP include “Never Let You Go” with John Newman and “Kids in Love.”

The album is out in full on Sony Music on Nov. 3.

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Valentino Khan teams up with Sean Paul for ‘Gold’

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For his latest heater, Valentino Khan has teamed up with iconic Jamaican vocalist Sean Paul. With Khan’s stellar, crisp production and Paul’s signature reggae-infused vocals, the duo bring an endless summer vibe with “Gold,” out now on OWSLA.

For Khan, the moombahton beat of “Gold” takes him back to when he first started out in dance music.

“I wanted to make a really fun and danceable moombahton record,” Khan says of the track. “I had started out producing moombahton when I first entered the dance music scene, and it was cool to revisit my roots and make a great record with a really good vibe to it.”

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Tokimonsta – We Love (Felix Cartal remix)

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TOKiMONSTA is ready to return to creating her dynamic brand of genre-defying electronic music after her long and private journey to recovery from the rare brain disease Moyamyo. With her new album Lune Rouge, set to be released on October 6 via her own label Young Art Records, the Angelo electronica icon has been giving fans a taste of what they can expect on the upcoming project.

The incredibly personal album is comprised of songs that were all written during TOKiMONSTA’s recovery from two invasive brain surgeries. One of these tracks “We Love,” was recently doused with tropical energy by way of a Felix Cartal remix job. The sensual dance origina, which features vocals from MNDR, gets an even bouncier face lift with Cartal adding some funky percussion and mellowed, tropical house elements.

 

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Saint WKND delivers on remix of Point Point’s ‘Hands’

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Twenty-year-old DJ/producer Saint WKND provides listeners with a splendid remix of Point Point‘s viral track “Hands” featuring Denai Moore. Hailing from Germany, Saint WKND is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with, fusing elements of underground deep/tech house with tropical-infused beats. He kicked off his production career on his remix of Chet Faker‘s “Lover” a few years back, which hit 6 million plays on SoundCloud and sat at No. 1 on Hype Machine. Recently, he’s collaborated with renowned producer MAX and has released a very well-received EP called Golden Youth.

Being featured on Point Point’s official “Hands” remixes EP, Saint WKND gives us a little treat here, putting an explosive spin on the French group’s biggest track to date. He maintains the catchy vocals of the original and kicks it off with some groovy chords on the keyboard, building up to an incredible drop with polyrhythm synths under the original pitch vocals we know and love.

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