Rudimental and Rita Ora converged to support the English drum ‘n’ bass act’s forthcoming album with their new, collaborative single, “Summer Love.”
Lush synths lay a bed for Ora’s sultry vocals to gleam and grow. Rapid drum ‘n’ bass percussion is teased in the first verse, making full descent in time for the hook, which combines elements of pop and breakbeat. The second verse maintains the complex drum arrangement alongside Ora’s full-bodied pipes.
“Summer Love” joins “These Days” featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen, “Let Me Live” featuring Anne Marie and Mr. Eazi; and “Walk Alone” featuring Tom Walker on Rudimental’s Toast To Our Differences long play set to drop Jan 25. Ora herself recently released her second studio album, Phoenix, following her 2012, self-titled debut album.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. Even if you’re still in a turkey-induced coma — fret not. DA has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
To kick things off, josh pan and AWAY have teamed up for a hefty sizzler called “Mask.” DubVision and Raider bring us warm rays of summer with “Yesterday,” and Tom & Collins deliver some house heat with “Swoon.” Bass veteran 12th Planet has unleashed his heavy Swamplex Terrestrial EP, featuring songs like its title track. After a two-year hiatus, Haywyre has released his second track in two weeks, the groovy “Storyteller.” FTampa thrills in a feel-good remix of Sofi Tukker‘s “Brazilian Soul,” and Nicky Romero delivers an acoustic rendition of “Rise” with Matluck and Stadiumx. Chime continues his tour de force with “Goldfinch,” and Tisoki opens up the dancefloor with “All Like That.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video screens several stories high, each angled slightly toward its respective side of the stadium, converging at the center of the stage like two sides of a triangle. A gargantuan rig … More »
Rudimental and Major Lazer have released their new music video for “Let Me Live.” The feel-good, inspirational single is about controlling destiny. With the help of Anne-Marie, Mr. Eazi, and a colorful dance team, the music video is just as uplifting as the audio. Throughout the video, vibrant colors are contrasted by industrial scenes that represent society, and the discussion of controlling destiny is shown through the colors donned by all individuals in the project.
The UK singer, who previously worked on Marshmello‘s “Friends,” is shown traveling from London to South Africa. Directed by South Africa’s Chris Saunders, the video features local dance troupes from Johannesburg with additional vocals from the five-time Grammy-winning South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Rudimental’s third album, TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES, comes out Sept. 7. “Let Me Live” is a featured single off their upcoming album. To celebrate, the English band invited Anne-Marie, J Hus, David Rodigan and more to join them on their weekly summer residency at Ibiza Rocks.
The highly anticipated release of this track hit soundwaves back on June 15. Since we have been streaming on the beach and vibing in our rides with the windows down and hands flailing out the window. Diplo and Rudimental brought a smooth island sounding production. Accompanied by the rad vocals by Mr. Eazi and Anne-Marie,
Major Lazer cemented themselves as the deliverers of chart-topping summer tracks with their 2015 track “Lean On,” which recently hit its 1 billionth stream on Spotify. On their latest, they’ve teamed up with UK group Rudimentalto deliver another summer heater, titled “Let Me Live.” Both parties have proved themselves collaborators extraordinaire — with Major Lazer working with every artist from Ariana Grande to Travis Scott to Ellie Goulding, and Rudimental with Ed Sheeran and Macklemore — and “Let Me Live” continues that legacy.
Enlisting vocals from Anne-Marie, an artist Rudimental helped launch into now full-on pop stardom, as well as Nigerian singer-songwriter Mr. Eazi, “Let Me Live” is a reggae-pop crossover track that isn’t trying to impress for radio play, but might accomplish just that with its laid-back demeanor. Also featuring vocals from the iconic South African band Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Let Me Live” is world music on a true global stage.
Veteran English production outfit Rudimental have released the official video for track “Toast To Our Differences,” which is the first track off of their newly announced forthcoming album. The song features Protoje, Hak Baker, and Shungudzo, and merges jazzy instrumentals with subtle electronic undertones to create a relaxing new piece from the “Sun Comes Up” producers. In addition to releasing the video, new details about the album, also titled Toast To Our Differences have emerged.
The eight track compilation will include collaborations with the likes of Macklemore, James Arthur, and Maleek Berry among others. It is set to be released on September 7 on Asylum Records. Fans can pre-order the album here.
Toast To Our Differences track list:
1.Toast To Our Differences (ft Protoje, Hak Baker & Shungudzo)
2.Let Me Live
3.Dark Clouds ft Jess Glynne & Chronixx
6.These Days ft Macklemore, Jess Glynne & Dan Caplen
“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »
The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »
Matrix and Futurebound have released their third single of 2017, Human on Viper Recordings. The drum and bass duo have been on a tour in 2017 that has taken them to the four corners of the globe. The song contains vocals by Raphaella whose work you may know from working with the likes of Rudimental,