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Trio MEDUZA comes joins forces with Varun Jain on ‘Dola Re Dola’

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Electronic group MEDUZA have collaborated with Indian singer Varun Jain on new single ‘Dola Re Dola’, out today via The Cross/Island Records. Beyond the dancefloor and into the world of football, MEDUZA have united with OneRepublic and German pop icon Kim Petras to create the official UEFA EURO 2024 song, capturing the shared spirit of football and music.

Forever pushing the boundaries of genres, ‘Dola Re Dola’ is an explosive, tribal-esque dancefloor anthem that injects new life into Varun Jain’s original track from the Indian film Devdas. The official release of ‘Dola Re Dola’ is the result of a rapturous reaction from the crowd at Mumbai’s Lollapalooza 2024, where the group premiered the track.

On the single, the group said “Releasing ‘Dola Re Dola’ means a lot to us. The incredible response from playing it at Lollapalooza blew us away and proved music’s power in bringing people together. We cannot wait to play it out this year to our fans across the world!”

Earlier this year the trio announced the news that ‘Our House’ – their collaborative club concept with James Hype – takes on DRUMSHEDS, Saturday 27th April. The headline show will be the biggest Our House show to date and the London debut for the brand. Alongside this groundbreaking show, the trio have further upcoming shows in the US and South America. 

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Moose With A Scarf reveals scintillating new single ‘Won’t Let You Go’ featuring Lauren Richards

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American producer and composer Moose with a Scarf (Anthony Sabatino) has returned with a variation of his energetic EDM track ‘Won’t Let You Go’, released on the 13th of October 2023. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and USC, he has composed music for over 100 different film, game, and television projects, with Moose with a Scarf existing as his EDM moniker. He has also developed an interactive music app Tabletop Tunes, writing and producing all the music for the application. 

The listener is launched into ‘Won’t Let You Go’ with a charged yet optimistic house chord progression. An energetic dance-ready beat kicks off with Lauren Richards’ clear, powerful and passionate vocals. The drop is a gratifying EDM amalgam of a four-on-the-floor beat, driving layered chords and a playfully happy synth line wiggling around in a catchy melody. This synth line is carried through in the final bridge where it dances and modulates into an ecstatic crescendo. The lyrics are wholesome and triumphant, touching on themes of love and unconditional commitment. ‘Won’t Let You Go’ is a delight to listen to. 

Moose with a Scarf commented: “There is a lot to this song, but ultimately my goal is to just make you feel good! It’s uplifting, energetic, bubbly, and overall gives a fun positive vibe. I want it to be a song you can’t possibly live without, a song that gets stuck in your head (in a good way), and something that you just wanna blast over and over.”

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Nolan Byrd drops exciting remix of The Fur’s Autograph

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Renowned New York based drummer and producer Nolan Byrd recently shared his riveting remix of The Furs, ‘Autograph’ on the 11th of August. This new interpretation showcases Swedish pop genius The Fur’s signature style and Nolan Byrd’s cutting edge production skills, offering listeners a dancier and more upbeat version of the 2022 original. 

‘Autograph’ initially captivated audiences with its all-embracing sound and profound political and social message. Nolan Byrd takes it up a notch, giving it mainstream accessibility, for both radio and the club. Featuring a plucky bass, fat kick and retro Roland 909 hats, there’s also the trademark ‘Autograph’ vocal sample which is deeply infectious and catchy. Amid housey piano chords, there’s a plethora of dreamy arpeggios and melodies to give the track some atmosphere and depth. 

Athemic, the core of ‘Autograph’s appeal lies in its gentle yet impactful political commentary. Despite the remix featuring less vocals than the original, it’s still a track that questions the status quo. Against the backdrop of a shifting global political landscape, it’s more meaningful than ever before.

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Icona Pop drops new Dancefloor heater ‘Fall in Love’

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Icona Pop’s latest single ‘Fall in Love’ is a track that will make you do just that. The final release from their upcoming album Club Romantech, out September 1st, shows off the duo’s more sensitive and melodic side – proving the incredibly eclectic and multi-faceted nature of this unique electronic dance pop group.

Stream / Download: Icona Pop – ‘Fall In Love’

When asked about the story behind their pulsating new summer single, the duo revealed “The track is kind of an experiment for us to play around with our poppier side; we wanted to play around with mixing up our lyrics, but approach the melody almost like you would with a sample, except it’s just us singing.”

This new release is only adding to the hype about their forthcoming sophomore studio album, Club Romantech which also includes the tracks ‘I Want You’ with Galantis and ‘You’re Free’ featuring Ultra Naté. Ten years after their worldwide hit ‘I Love It (ft. Charlie XCX)‘, Icona Pop is back with a versatile album, alternating between pop tunes and hard dance songs, and disguising complex emotions on uplifting electro-pop beats.

Justin Jay and XKYLAR Release Dancemania-esque ‘Do You Like To Party?’ Single

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Renowned party starter and boundary-pushing maestro producer and DJ Justin Jay links up with vocalist XKYLAR on their latest record.

Titled ‘Do You Like to Party?,’ this sizzling chippy house creation boasts an irresistible fusion of bass-driven beats, paired with XKYLAR’s

tantalizing vocals, luring you into an irresistible groove. The new single is out through Justin Jay’s own imprint, Fantastic Voyage – a dynamic platform that has recently played host to several of his other hit records. Throughout his career Justin Jay has embarked on a captivating musical journey, spreading his unique blend of UKG, house, and techno to global audiences.

Renowned for his enigmatic mixing approach, he seamlessly transcends genres and conventional limits, a feat that has garnered him an illustrious reputation both as a DJ and a producer. This has not gone unnoticed and more recently he has shared the stage with heavyweights such as Skream, Skrillex, and John Summit,

cementing his status as an artist who fearlessly pushes boundaries and defies expectations. His collaborator on this record, XKYLAR stands as a versatile artist whose creative pursuits center around infusing a sense of nostalgia into her artwork.

Her approach is marked by a do-it-yourself ethos, wherein she has independently mastered the crafts of production, visual artistry, design, and photography.

As a result, she has been sought after to craft visual experiences for a diverse array of musicians, including Kim Petras, Olivia O Brien, Rita Ora, Evan GIIA,

SG Lewis, and an array of other notable talents. ‘Do You Like To Party?’ embodies both artists’ carefree and fun-loving demeanor, serving as an authentic testament to hedonistic, ego-free dance music.

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ByteDance launches Ripple, a hum-powered AI song generator

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TikTok users can now look forward to a new product from the company that brought the world the highly addictive video-sharing social media platform. With a simple hum, users can generate entire songs using the new Ripple app. It is worth noting that the app is still in its beta testing phase, but for those who have access, Ripple offers a world of untapped creativity. 

Ripple is unique in that it allows musicians who don’t possess the skill to play an instrument to generate instrumentation at a moment’s notice. Then, they can use the app’s built-in editing feature to cut and shift parts into an arrangement of their choosing, much like audio workstations FL Studio and Ableton are capable of. Only, with Ripple, the process appears to be more mobile-compatible.

“Ripple is designed to inspire musical creativity and help musicians, artists and composers express themselves,” said a ByteDance representative. “We’re excited to see how creators use Ripple to tap into their creativity to soundtrack their own short-form videos.”

Is Ripple the future of digital audio workstations? Who knows. But we do know that it is only a matter of time before TikTok floods with hum-generated music, being that the new app links directly to its sister platform, enabling a seamless segway from music creation to music publication!

Premiere: HUTS and HOLT balance energy and emotion in brand-new single

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This Friday, producer duo HUTS and singer-songwriter HOLT will be unveiling their new collaborative single ‘I’ll Be There’ via HMG. Part electro-pop, part dance track, this one hits an emotional high note. How do we know this? Well, we’re excited to share an exclusive listen ahead of the track’s official debut!

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A growling reese bass saturates the low end while HOLT’s impassioned vocals fill up the highs. Together, they span the frequency range, giving the track dimension. Then the track drops from a height of climactic House percussions to a soft landing of vocal-filled EDM-esque breakdowns, culminating in an energetically dynamic song.

HUTS is a chart-topping duo whose music has earned Netflix sync placement. Their smash single ‘Kill My Lonely’ ranked in numerous countries, from Poland to Australia, Germany, Croatia, France, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Canada, and Ukraine. Similarly, their collaborator HOLT has reached heights in her own right, having co-written the song ‘First Time’ by Kygo and Ellie Goulding.

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The Chainsmokers Release New Song “See You Again” With Illenium, Feat. Carlie Hanson

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Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have joined forces with ILLENIUM & Carlie Hanson on their new collaboration, “See You Again,” out today via RCA Records.  

The song arrives alongside an official video directed by That One Blond Kid, which was filmed in part when all the artists came together for a performance at Denver’s Mile High Stadium in front of 50,000 people, and also on a drive throughout the streets of Los Angeles with Carlie.

“See You Again” follows The Chainsmokers and ILLENIUM’s previous collaboration, 2019’s Platinum single “Takeaway” featuring Lennon Stella, which has over half a Billion streams to date.  

The Chainsmokers continue to play shows and festivals around the world, including the biggest show of their career at LA Historic Park in California on August 19th, and two upcoming special shows at Red Rocks in Colorado on September 2nd and 3rd.

The Weeknd shares new soundtracks from The Idol Episode 2

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As anyone tapped into the digital grapevine knows, HBO’s new drama series The Idol has been a hot topic in the press of late. With The Weeknd starring as the crazed self-help guru and cult leader Tedros and Lily-Rose Depp as the stardom-seeking lead, the show made its debut on the 4th of June. 

Last week, The Weeknd released two tracks from the first episode of the series: the theme song, ‘The Lure’, as well as ‘World Class Sinner / I’m a Freak’. The theme song was written by The Weeknd and heavyweight producer Mike Dean and the second song was sung by Lily-Rose Depp and co-written by Abel and Asa Taccone. 

Yesterday, The Weeknd released 3 new tracks from episode 2, which will feature alongside already released records like ‘Popular (with Playboi Carti & Madonna)’ and ‘Double Fantasy (with Future)’ on the official soundtrack album, The Idol, Vol. 1, which is slated for release on the 30th of June.

Disney releases The Little Mermaid Original Motion Picture soundtrack

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Disney has put a contemporary spin on their classic animation The Little Little Mermaid. Originally written by Hans Christian Andersen, the fairy tale has resurfaced, and this time with a twist. Now reimagined, The Little Mermaid is a musical adaptation featuring singer-songwriter Halle Bailey as Ariel, the little mermaid herself. 

The major motion picture made its debut on the 26th of May and, naturally, the official soundtrack, written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, followed soon after – available now across digital streaming platforms. Fans can also purchase the cinematic score on vinyl at Disney Music Emporium.

Rob Marshall, the film’s director and producer, said the following: “Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda have written three thrilling new songs and one new reprise for this film, which is kind of amazing. It’s extraordinary actually.”

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