SOPHIE has released the official music video to accompany her track “Ponyboy.” The Los Angeles-based record producer, singer, songwriter, dancer and DJ started her career with a band called Motherland before releasing a string of singles and collaborations in 2014 that would help catapult her towards a mainstream breakthrough. Now, SOPHIE — with an album coming in the near future — is slated to become one of pop’s most invigorating figures.
The video features captivating light schemes that give rise to SOPHIE’s commanding vocals. As the camera shakes and SOPHIE leads two other women in a synchronized routine, the word “pony” and “boy” alternate on the background screen: the video is visually stimulating, the perfect fit for the ear candy that is “Ponyboy.”
DJ Trademark is back again with yet another mashup of the year’s best new releases. For the 4-minute-song, DJ Trademark mashed together 18 of today’s most popular dance/pop crossover hits. In the mix below, you’ll notice songs by The Chainsmokers, Kygo, DJ Snake, Zedd, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Lorde, and many more. Download the track
Fresh off of the success of his debut album, Sam Feldt has released an accompanying double project, Sunrise To Sunset. In October 2017, Sammy Renders, better known as Feldt, released a twelve track debut project titled Sunrise. The album appealed to a broad audience, encapsulating styles from deep house, tropical house, and commercial pop music.
Now, Feldt is back with more tropical sounds to satisfy his listeners insatiable desire to groove. The album acts as a double feature and includes twelve additional tracks to accompany the Sunrise project. The result: Sunrise To Sunset. On it, Feldt enlists a number of features from artists such as Sam Martin, Otis Parker, and Olivia Sebastianelli.
If listeners were content with the tropically influenced pop ballads on Sunrise, their joy will be doubled when they hear Sunrise To Sunset.
Oslo-born producer Autolaser has unveiled his latest single, “Down,” a progressive pop tune featuring sugary vocals from Norwegian singer Sturla Larson. Out via San Holo‘s bitbird, the new track came together naturally in under a week for Autolaser and his longtime mentee. The artist explains that it was “kinda fated for [them] to have an official song together,” and it shows: Autolaser’s swooning production perfectly supports Larson’s yearning vocal chops.
“The song was recorded with a lot of live instruments (guitars, percussions, synths, vocals) from a small bedroom,” he says. “And if you picture that, I’m pretty sure you can hear the raw recordings really good. Which makes the track so warm and dynamic. I love that quality, it makes it so personal.”
Julian Jordan has released another hit in the new release with TYMEN, “Light Years Away.” The Dutch producer, who started touring the world at the ripe age of 15, skews more pop with this release, showing his dynamic ability to produce mainstage festival tracks, progressive house, and pop. The song is out now on Jordan’s own label, GOLDKID Records.
TYMEN is an up and coming producer from Amsterdam, and “Light Years Away” flutters the line of progressive house and pop with catchy upbeat vocals with an interesting progressive drop. Jordan recently scored a residency at Omnia, and will be making US appearances in 2018 between the San Diego and Las Vegas locations.
Just moments before his performance at the AMAs, Alesso sat down with Billboard to talk about the collaboration for “Let Me Go” featuring Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, and watt. “I used to just think about what will work on a dance floor at a festival. Now, I try to put out a song that
After a hiatus, A&G returned in late 2016 covering Drake’s “Too Good” and “Passionfruit,” which raked in 4 million streams in less than 18 months. Now, they are back with their third cover, “Location (A&G Remix)”. The tune romanticizes the back-and-forth of young love and the feelings that come with new relationships. The lust for
For the week preceding the release of his album, Kids In Love, Kygo has dropped one track off the LP per day. Set to bow on November 3rd, the tracks released so far have covered a wide range of sounds and genres.
The last track before Kids In Love is released is “I See You” featuring Billy Raffoul, a production that continues the trend of diversity the album is set to debut. “I See You” can only be described as indie rock with its mellow guitar and slow tempo centered around Raffoul’s unique vocals.
The Norwegian producer also announced an accompanying world tour with the album release that is set to kick off in Helsinki, Finland in February of 2018. Pre-sale tickets for his tour are available here with the password “love.”
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.
Big room maestro Dash Berlin is proving to be the king of crossovers as his latest rework takes on Pink’s “What About Us,” the lead single from her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, out earlier this year.
In a quintessential Berlin go ahead, the producer furthers Pink’s massive hit in his big room take, priming the pop number for plentiful stadiums and arenas across the world.
Originally played out at Berlin’s Ultra Mexico set earlier this month, his remix of “What About Us” was featured on Hardwell‘s the weekly radio show, Hardwell On Air. The reworking stands out amongst the energetic contemporary numbers Hardwell chose for the show, with Pink’s emotional, euphoniously-executed vocals taking center stage.