Exclusive: Deorro commissions Hektor Mass for ‘Shake That Bottle’

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Exclusive: Deorro commissions Hektor Mass for ‘Shake That Bottle’Deorro

Tomorrow, Deorro officially returns to Ultra Records for another release on the storied label housing. But listeners can hear the effervescent offering today exclusively through Dancing Astronaut.

“Shake That Bottle” follows in the footsteps of the Mexican-American dance floor deity’s previous Ultra efforts, including the pensive, emotionally charged “Obvious,” the nostalgia and vocal chop-laden “All This Time,” as well as his ravenously streamed, pulsing recent electro track with Danny Avila, “Keep It Goin’.” This latest Ultra-approved endeavor, bolstered by Barcelona-bred Hektor Mass, proves a simmering showing of the longtime Spinnin’ mainstay’s affinity for bouyant basslines, with a hint of Melbourne bounce for good measure. “Shake That Bottle” is set to arrive just in time to score the remainder of this festival season’s ill-behaved and well-attended outdoor affronts.

The “Five Hours” producer is currently on tour through North America, making stops along both the US and Mexican club/festival fronts until mid-November. Tickets and dates available here.

CRAY releases ‘idontwannatalkaboutlove’—the first taste from her upcoming EP via Ultra Music

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CRAY releases ‘idontwannatalkaboutlove’—the first taste from her upcoming EP via Ultra MusicCRAY At Hard Summer Credit Her FB

Coming off her Lollapalooza performance and gaming activation with fellow pro-gamer, Ninja, CRAY continues her hot streak with brand new music. “idontwannatalkaboutlove” the first taste of an upcoming EP CRAY has been working on which will be released on Ultra Records , the title of which is to-be-announced. It’s a stripped-back, pop-leaning electro feeler that presents an air of empowerment amid the mystic, yet somber harmonies, driving synths and authentic lyrics.

CRAY passed along a quote about her new track in a press release:

“The title says it all. I don’t want to talk about love. I wrote this song sharing my frustrations with how I felt my story or my music was being overshadowed by my love life. So many people would tell me any relationship I’m in was ‘goals’ or perfect, but it was really nothing like that on the inside.

Everything looks pretty from afar. I feel like in our society it’s so easy to get caught up on needing to find love and it to be a huge portion of your life. But finding who you are, and being passionate about what you want to do, is so much more important. Stay true to yourself and do not let anything or anyone overshadow who you are.

The artist is wrapping up a North American run, with remaining dates including stops in Portland, Las Vegas, and Tuscon. She’ll likely be picking up again not long following the EP release.

Photo Credit: Sam Kern

Sad Money – Le Freek

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Get your freek on. LA-based newcomer, Sad Money, makes his solo debut on Ultra Records with the down and dirty house record “Le Freek.” Freshness abounds on this party track. This one is club cut through and through — Sad Money builds a muscle-y house jam that delivers minimal tech grooves and after-hours creds. Gritty, urban, and effortlessly cool. it may be his first time on the circuit, but his sound and style is quintessentially Los Angeles.

Deorro releases ‘All This Time’ ahead of global summer tour

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Deorro releases ‘All This Time’ ahead of global summer tourPress Pic Deorro 1 C Alei Papaleopoulos

Nostalgia is the name of the game in 2019 and Deorro tugs at those familiar heart strings on his latest “All this Time.” The dynamic producer delivers a breezy sunshine anthem that feels perfectly at home playing on the boulevards of South Beach, Miami. “All This Time” is definitely a departure from his usual bounce-y sound, it’s gently progressive melodies and anthemic top line pulls you back to balmy summers past. A track from simpler times, when a soaring vocal hook and big progressive synths would send goosebumps down your spine. “All This Time” is a windows down, sing-a-long switch up for the Mex-American talent, but it is a welcome one — and a sign of his production finesse no matter what genre he takes on.

“I was in a nostalgic 2009 mood, and I really wanted to make something progressive, and at the same time I received the vocals for all this time, and they both fit together really well. It was an in the moment kind of thing, and I was really happy with how it was sounding as I was producing it. I really hope people like it and stay tuned for some behind the scenes videos of me making it because I actually recorded a lot of it and live streamed when I came up with the lead. Thank you! Enjoy.” – Deorro

Out now on Ultra Records.

Catch Deorro on tour throughout the summer.

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Steve Aoki, MAKJ, and Showtek merge for mainstage anthem ‘Rave’ featuring Kris Kiss

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Steve Aoki, MAKJ, and Showtek merge for mainstage anthem ‘Rave’ featuring Kris KissSteve Aoki

In an unlikely but welcome combination of forces, Steve Aoki has teamed up with MAKJ and Showtek for new release “Rave,” featuring London-based vocalist Kris Kiss.

The track’s drop is the ultimate blend of Showtek’s resounding big room energy that’s known to draw massive numbers on the festival front, while MAKJ and Aoki’s influences are apparent with the kicking crossover melody. Featured vocalist Kris Kiss serves up the track’s terse call to action: “We’re here to fucking rave.”

“…Super fun, super rowdy, this record is for our community, our world,” Aoki says of his intention for the track. “It’s for us all to let loose, go crazy and rave. I’ve wanted to make a song like this for a while and it made the most sense with Showtek and MAKJ and the vocal stylings from Kris Kiss.”

The producers have released the official music video for the release alongside “Rave,” which can be found on Ultra Music‘s YouTube.

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Alan Walker and Steve Aoki enlist ISÀK for ‘Are You Lonely’

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Alan Walker and Steve Aoki enlist ISÀK for ‘Are You Lonely’Alan Walker Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki and Alan Walker have teamed up for new release “Are You Lonely” featuring ISÀK. The track brings together one of electronic music’s more formidable combinations, and the bouncy release is what listeners would expect sonically from the two artists.

The instrumental and lyrical melody of the song are based on the original “Lonely” release that came out at the end of 2018 on Alan Walker’s album, now re-imagined with new lyrics, arrangement and performance. Walker spoke about the track’s re-envisioning in an official release, saying,”I’m super excited to get this one out there with my good friend Steve. We already released a version called “Lonely” on my album, and it’s been a fan favourite during my shows. So it’s cool to get this new version out there as well!”

“Are You Lonely” is out now via Ultra Records.

W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’

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W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’WW Remi Artwork

Arguably Steve Aoki‘s biggest collaboration of the year, “Waste It On Me” featuring Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS surpassed 100 million streams within just one month of being released, and the music video featured celebrities ranging from Ross Butler to Ken Jeong. “Waste It On Me” is getting the remix treatment by the likes of Slushii, Cheat Codes, and now W&W as the song continues to be a global fixture.

W&W‘s rendition of the song still opens with the drippy and smooth vocals from the BTS members, but pulsing big room synths drown out the vocals as the drop approaches. The big-room sound then makes way for a fun collection of sounds, synthesized vocals, and electro chords layered over top. As the song progresses, piercing notes take the track a completely new direction. The only unifying factor of the remix is that the listener can be sure that they will not be able to predict what is coming next.

The remix is out now via Ultra Records.

Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero have chart topping potential with new Kiiara collaboration ‘Be Somebody’

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Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero have chart topping potential with new Kiiara collaboration ‘Be Somebody’Be Somebody Press Shot

Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki could have their next radio hit on their hands, enlisting Kiiara as the featured vocalist on their new collaborative single, “Be Somebody.” Ahead of the pair’s new track together, the Protocol label head and his Dim Mak counterpart swapped two remixes a piece on “Lie To Me” and “Me On You” respectively. Both Romero and Aoki have been leaning heavily into the pop world, and collaborations with the likes of Taio Cruz, Lil Yachty, and Louis Tomlinson between the two of them have propelled both artists into major mainstream appeal throughout 2018. This duo was bound to come together at some point, and Kiiara seemed like the perfect link to bridge the gap.

Fans may have expected a straight forward pop track, but the single features a strong house backdrop with intriguing soca-inspired accents supporting Kiiara’s vocals. While formulaic at times, the new collaboration is undoubtedly catchy as ever showcasing both producers’ knack for radio-worthy products. “Be Somebody” is out now on Ultra Records.

Who are Gut Feeling? Mysterious new duo signs to Ultra Records, debuts new single ‘Yukata’

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Who is Gut Feeling? The mysterious new production outfit is launching anonymously, though we know that the newly minted partnership comes by way of two established house producers. Keeping their other monikers under wraps as the collaborative new project takes off, Gut Feeling has signed on to Ultra Records, and seemingly out of thin air, make their debut release with new dance fare titled “Yukata.”

The duo’s initial delivery gives a decent insight as to what we can expect from the emerging Gut Feeling catalog as it materializes. “Yukata” showcases six minutes of crisp tech-house production sprinkled with an uplifting melodies and bright steel drum accents. Reach for this one to get the party started through the rest of the summer, and keep an ear to the ground for more new Gut Feeling. Something tells us we’re in for some fun new dance from the enigmatic new duo.

Kayzo and Gammer link up for new release ‘Forever’

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KAYZO and Gammer are have teamed up for a new track titled “Forever,” and the result is is as gargantuan as one might expect from a collaboration between these two powerhouses. It starts off in a deceptively melodic way, but this peace is only temporary. Soon, the beautiful opening falls into bouncy chords and an enchanting vocals that cascade over a raunchy drop. Their robotic weapons in store, the two collaborators douse their audiences in headbang-inducing chaos that operates as a weapon on the dancefloor.

“Forever” is out now via Ultra Music. Prior to merging his talents with Gammer, KAYZO had been immersed in an immense tour schedule which has seen his name pop up on a variety of iconic festival rosters. His latest single, an edit of Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” gave a taste of the influence the LA-based producer would have on his Gammer collaboration. Gammer in the meantime has been putting out his own grimey series of bass-infused house and dub records, percolating until “Forever’s” release.