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GALLEON UPFRONT CHARTS W.C. 26 July 2017

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BoogieKnights DANCEFLOOR REACTION / ARIA CLUB TOP 20    

THE PLAN ~ (BoogieKnights Re-Fix) ~ Skorpio ~ Yes Yes ~ 1
LITTLE DANCE ~ (Sunshine / Yasumo Mix) ~ GT & Wildfire ~ Be Rich ~ 2
FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL ~ BoogieKnights ~ Yes Yes Records ~ 3
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY ~ (Tom Bold Extended Remix) ~ Gregory Allen Critchley ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 4
COLA ~ CamelPhat & Elderbrook ~ Defected ~ 5
ADDRESS ~ (BoogieKnights Electrofunk Re-Fix) ~ Diamond Lights ~ Yes Yes Records ~ 6
KITTY KAT ~ (Knights Of The Round Label Re-Think) ~ Tonky ft Imagine This ~ Velcro ~ 7
MOVIN' ~ Mr Night  ~ Glasgow Underground ~ 8
SUMMERTIME ~ (Club / Superlover / Siege Remixes) ~ Milk & Sugar ~ Milk & Sugar Recordings ~ 9
DEVIL IN ME ~ Purple Disco Machine ft Joe Killington & Duane Harden ~ Sweat It Out ~ 10
INTOXICATED ~ Eduardo Muchacho ~ Of Leisure ~ 11
LOVING LIFE ~ (Franky Rizardo Remix) ~ Rationale ~ Warner ~ 12
NO LOVE HIGH ENOUGH ~ (ATFC Remix) ~ Warboy, Ruth Brown ~ Quantize Recordings ~ 13
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY ~ (Original Mix / Funkerman Extended Remix) ~ Nicola Fasano & Miami Rockets Ft. Andrea Love ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 14
CAHUNAS ~ Popcorn Poppers ~ PornoStar Records ~ 15
THE DRUMS (DIN DAA DAA) ~ (Dennis Cruz / Latmun / Friend Within Mix) ~ Claptone ~ Pias ~ 16
SHINY DISCO BALLS ~ (Murph & Petch Remix) ~ Vandalism ~ Vicious ~ 17
WATERMAN 2017 ~ Olav Basoski ft Spyder ~ Spinnin' Deep ~ 18
SUN COMES UP ~ (Offaiah Extended Club Remix) ~ Rudimental ft. James Arthur ~ Warner ~ 19
TOUCH ME ~ (Throttle Remix) ~ Starley ~ Central ~ 20


GALLEON NY/MANHATTAN COLLECTIVE UPFRONT HOUSE BUZZ CHART

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY ~ (Tom Bold Extended Remix) ~ Gregory Allen Critchley ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 1
THAT VIBE ~ David Penn ~ Urbana Recordings ~ 2
KEEP ON ROCKIN IT ~ Luca Debonaire ~ Rawtone Black ~ 3
STAY HUNGRY ~ Colour Castle & Doorly ~ Reptile Disfunction ~ 4
MUST BE THE MUSIC ~ (The Original Disco Mix) ~ Joey Negro ~ Z Records ~ 5
THE HEAD HONCHO ~ (Workout) ~ ATFC, Capitol A ~ ATFC Music ~ 6
IT'S SET TO GROOVE ~ (Uptown Mix) ~ Full Intention ~ Full Intention Records ~ 7
MOVIN' ~ Mr Night ~ Glasgow Underground ~ 8
COLA ~ CamelPhat & Elderbrook ~ Defected ~ 9
BACK AGAIN ~ Tiptoes ~ Guesthouse ~ 10
TAKIN' OVER ~ Illyus & Barrientos ~ DFTD ~ 11
DIN DAA DAA ~ DJ James Ingram ~ XXX ~ 12
HULK ~ (CamelPhat 2017 Refix) ~ DJ Wady & Patrick M ~ CR2 ~ 13
SHAKE IT ~ Jordan Brando ~ Jump To This ~ 14
LITTLE DANCE ~ (Sunshine / Yasumo Mix) ~ GT & Wildfire ~ Be Rich ~ 15
INTOXICATED ~ Eduardo Muchacho ~ Of Leisure ~ 16
THROWING STONES ~ (Huxley / Jamie Paton / Mickey Remixes) ~ Freeform Five & Ali Love ~ White ~ 17
WINDOW SEAT ~ (TCTS Mixes) ~ Fuse ODG ~ Off Da Ground ~ 18
SUMMERTIME ~ (Club / Superlover / Siege Remixes) ~ Milk & Sugar ~ Milk & Sugar Recordings ~ 19
SLIGHTLY ~ Dodi Palese ~ Whatever Not ~ 20


GALLEON UPFRONT AFRO/LATIN/CARIBBEAN BUZZ CHART

DIRTY WINE ~ Wizkid ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 1
SUMMER BODY ~ The-Dream ~ XXX ~ 2
VOODOO SONG / MI GENTE ~ J. Balvin & Willy William ~ Polydor ~ 3
BABY I WON'T ~ Danny Ocean ~ Warner ~ 4
UNFORGETABLE ~ (Original / Major Lazer Remix) ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 5
NEW RULES ~ Dua Lipa ~ XXX ~ 6
SKRT ON ME ~ Calvin Harris ft Nicki Minaj ~ Columbia ~ 7
ALL FOR LOVE ~ Wizkid ~ XXX ~ 8
FINE GIRL ~ Wale ~ XXX ~ 9
PARTICULA ~ Major Lazer ~ XXX ~ 10
I'M A FAN ~ Pia Mia ft Jerimih ~ XXX ~ 11
DESPACITO ~ (Remix / Major Lazer & Moska Remix) ~ Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yanky ft Justin Bieber ~ XXX ~ 12
MY LOVE ~ Wale ft Major Lazer, Wizkid & Dua Lipa ~ XXX ~ 13
COME CLOSER ~ Wizkid ft Drake ~ XXX ~ 14
THIS KIND LOVE ~ Patoranking ~ XXX ~ 15
FINE WINE ~ Yxng Bane ft Kojo Funds ~ XXX ~ 16
DID YOU SEE (Remix) ~ J Hus ~ XXX ~ 17
SLIDE (dEVOLVE Remix) ~ Calvin Harris ~ XXX ~ 18
TELL ME ~ AXSHN ~ XXX ~ 19
SEND FOR ME ~ A.M. SNiPER ~ XXX ~ 20


GALLEON UPFRONT URBAN BUZZ CHART

BRING DEM THINGS ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 1
WILD THOUGHTS ~ DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller ~ XXX ~ 2
XO TOUR LLIF3 (Original / DJ Mustard Remix) ~ Lil Uzi Vert ~ XXX ~ 3
UNFORGETABLE ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 4
PIE ~ Future ~ XXX ~ 5
DON'T QUIT ~ DJ Khaled ft Calvin Harris ~ XXX ~ 6
DIRTY WINE ~ Wizkid ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 7
BAM ~ Jay-Z ~ XXX ~ 8
STRIP THAT DOWN ~ Liam Payne ~ XXX ~ 9
FELA KUTI ~ Wyclef Jean ~ XXX ~ 10
HUMBLE. ~ Kendrick Lamar ~ XXX ~ 11
REDBONE ~ (DJ Mustard Remix) ~ Childish Gambino ~ XXX ~ 12
A LIE ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 13
MOVE TO L.A. ~ Tyga ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 14
WAY BACK ~ Travis Scott ~ XXX ~ 15
WHATEVER YOU NEED ~ Meek Mill ~ XXX ~ 16
I SPY ~ Kyle ft Lil Yachty ~ XXX ~ 17
LORD FINESSE ~ Fontzerelli ~ XXX ~ 18
WOMAN ~ Kesha ft The Dap-Kings Horns ~ XXX ~ 19
LOVE U BETTER ~ Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 20

 

 

BoogieKnights DANCEFLOOR REACTION / ARIA CLUB TOP 20    

THE PLAN ~ (BoogieKnights Re-Fix) ~ Skorpio ~ Yes Yes ~ 1
LITTLE DANCE ~ (Sunshine / Yasumo Mix) ~ GT & Wildfire ~ Be Rich ~ 2
FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL ~ BoogieKnights ~ Yes Yes Records ~ 3
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY ~ (Tom Bold Extended Remix) ~ Gregory Allen Critchley ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 4
COLA ~ CamelPhat & Elderbrook ~ Defected ~ 5
ADDRESS ~ (BoogieKnights Electrofunk Re-Fix) ~ Diamond Lights ~ Yes Yes Records ~ 6
KITTY KAT ~ (Knights Of The Round Label Re-Think) ~ Tonky ft Imagine This ~ Velcro ~ 7
MOVIN' ~ Mr Night  ~ Glasgow Underground ~ 8
SUMMERTIME ~ (Club / Superlover / Siege Remixes) ~ Milk & Sugar ~ Milk & Sugar Recordings ~ 9
DEVIL IN ME ~ Purple Disco Machine ft Joe Killington & Duane Harden ~ Sweat It Out ~ 10
INTOXICATED ~ Eduardo Muchacho ~ Of Leisure ~ 11
LOVING LIFE ~ (Franky Rizardo Remix) ~ Rationale ~ Warner ~ 12
NO LOVE HIGH ENOUGH ~ (ATFC Remix) ~ Warboy, Ruth Brown ~ Quantize Recordings ~ 13
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY ~ (Original Mix / Funkerman Extended Remix) ~ Nicola Fasano & Miami Rockets Ft. Andrea Love ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 14
CAHUNAS ~ Popcorn Poppers ~ PornoStar Records ~ 15
THE DRUMS (DIN DAA DAA) ~ (Dennis Cruz / Latmun / Friend Within Mix) ~ Claptone ~ Pias ~ 16
SHINY DISCO BALLS ~ (Murph & Petch Remix) ~ Vandalism ~ Vicious ~ 17
WATERMAN 2017 ~ Olav Basoski ft Spyder ~ Spinnin' Deep ~ 18
SUN COMES UP ~ (Offaiah Extended Club Remix) ~ Rudimental ft. James Arthur ~ Warner ~ 19
TOUCH ME ~ (Throttle Remix) ~ Starley ~ Central ~ 20


GALLEON NY/MANHATTAN COLLECTIVE UPFRONT HOUSE BUZZ CHART

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY ~ (Tom Bold Extended Remix) ~ Gregory Allen Critchley ~ Flamingo Recordings ~ 1
THAT VIBE ~ David Penn ~ Urbana Recordings ~ 2
KEEP ON ROCKIN IT ~ Luca Debonaire ~ Rawtone Black ~ 3
STAY HUNGRY ~ Colour Castle & Doorly ~ Reptile Disfunction ~ 4
MUST BE THE MUSIC ~ (The Original Disco Mix) ~ Joey Negro ~ Z Records ~ 5
THE HEAD HONCHO ~ (Workout) ~ ATFC, Capitol A ~ ATFC Music ~ 6
IT'S SET TO GROOVE ~ (Uptown Mix) ~ Full Intention ~ Full Intention Records ~ 7
MOVIN' ~ Mr Night ~ Glasgow Underground ~ 8
COLA ~ CamelPhat & Elderbrook ~ Defected ~ 9
BACK AGAIN ~ Tiptoes ~ Guesthouse ~ 10
TAKIN' OVER ~ Illyus & Barrientos ~ DFTD ~ 11
DIN DAA DAA ~ DJ James Ingram ~ XXX ~ 12
HULK ~ (CamelPhat 2017 Refix) ~ DJ Wady & Patrick M ~ CR2 ~ 13
SHAKE IT ~ Jordan Brando ~ Jump To This ~ 14
LITTLE DANCE ~ (Sunshine / Yasumo Mix) ~ GT & Wildfire ~ Be Rich ~ 15
INTOXICATED ~ Eduardo Muchacho ~ Of Leisure ~ 16
THROWING STONES ~ (Huxley / Jamie Paton / Mickey Remixes) ~ Freeform Five & Ali Love ~ White ~ 17
WINDOW SEAT ~ (TCTS Mixes) ~ Fuse ODG ~ Off Da Ground ~ 18
SUMMERTIME ~ (Club / Superlover / Siege Remixes) ~ Milk & Sugar ~ Milk & Sugar Recordings ~ 19
SLIGHTLY ~ Dodi Palese ~ Whatever Not ~ 20


GALLEON UPFRONT AFRO/LATIN/CARIBBEAN BUZZ CHART

DIRTY WINE ~ Wizkid ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 1
SUMMER BODY ~ The-Dream ~ XXX ~ 2
VOODOO SONG / MI GENTE ~ J. Balvin & Willy William ~ Polydor ~ 3
BABY I WON'T ~ Danny Ocean ~ Warner ~ 4
UNFORGETABLE ~ (Original / Major Lazer Remix) ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 5
NEW RULES ~ Dua Lipa ~ XXX ~ 6
SKRT ON ME ~ Calvin Harris ft Nicki Minaj ~ Columbia ~ 7
ALL FOR LOVE ~ Wizkid ~ XXX ~ 8
FINE GIRL ~ Wale ~ XXX ~ 9
PARTICULA ~ Major Lazer ~ XXX ~ 10
I'M A FAN ~ Pia Mia ft Jerimih ~ XXX ~ 11
DESPACITO ~ (Remix / Major Lazer & Moska Remix) ~ Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yanky ft Justin Bieber ~ XXX ~ 12
MY LOVE ~ Wale ft Major Lazer, Wizkid & Dua Lipa ~ XXX ~ 13
COME CLOSER ~ Wizkid ft Drake ~ XXX ~ 14
THIS KIND LOVE ~ Patoranking ~ XXX ~ 15
FINE WINE ~ Yxng Bane ft Kojo Funds ~ XXX ~ 16
DID YOU SEE (Remix) ~ J Hus ~ XXX ~ 17
SLIDE (dEVOLVE Remix) ~ Calvin Harris ~ XXX ~ 18
TELL ME ~ AXSHN ~ XXX ~ 19
SEND FOR ME ~ A.M. SNiPER ~ XXX ~ 20


GALLEON UPFRONT URBAN BUZZ CHART

BRING DEM THINGS ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 1
WILD THOUGHTS ~ DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller ~ XXX ~ 2
XO TOUR LLIF3 (Original / DJ Mustard Remix) ~ Lil Uzi Vert ~ XXX ~ 3
UNFORGETABLE ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 4
PIE ~ Future ~ XXX ~ 5
DON'T QUIT ~ DJ Khaled ft Calvin Harris ~ XXX ~ 6
DIRTY WINE ~ Wizkid ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 7
BAM ~ Jay-Z ~ XXX ~ 8
STRIP THAT DOWN ~ Liam Payne ~ XXX ~ 9
FELA KUTI ~ Wyclef Jean ~ XXX ~ 10
HUMBLE. ~ Kendrick Lamar ~ XXX ~ 11
REDBONE ~ (DJ Mustard Remix) ~ Childish Gambino ~ XXX ~ 12
A LIE ~ French Montana ~ XXX ~ 13
MOVE TO L.A. ~ Tyga ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 14
WAY BACK ~ Travis Scott ~ XXX ~ 15
WHATEVER YOU NEED ~ Meek Mill ~ XXX ~ 16
I SPY ~ Kyle ft Lil Yachty ~ XXX ~ 17
LORD FINESSE ~ Fontzerelli ~ XXX ~ 18
WOMAN ~ Kesha ft The Dap-Kings Horns ~ XXX ~ 19
LOVE U BETTER ~ Ty Dolla $ign ~ XXX ~ 20

 

 

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      Within the music industry, you as individuals and collectively as Booka Shade are known for having a great reputation and being highly professional while always remaining humble. Are these qualities you would recommend any DJ, producer or musician should withhold in order to maintain longevity in the scene?
      Absolutely. most people who have been successful over a longer period of time (not just two summers) are very professional, work hard and stay grounded.
       
      Who would you say has inspired you the most musically over the last 30 years?
      Depeche mode, The Cure, New Order, Sven Vath
       
      Do you have any tips as to who is about to blow up in the next couple of years?
      ARTBAT from Ukraine are having a good run atm, look out for them.
       
      Finally, feel free to tell us a fun fact that we wouldn't know about Booka Shade.
      We love gardening in our free time.
       
       
       

       
      Album Pre-order:  https://sweatitout.lnk.to/CutTheStrings
       
      Booka Shade – Australian Tour Dates
      Friday 9th March: Pitch Music & Arts Festival, Mafeking Victoria
      Saturday 10th March: Days Like This, Victoria Park, Sydney
      Sunday 11th March: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
      Friday 16th March: The Met, Brisbane
      Saturday 17th March: Powerstation, Auckland NZ
      Sunday 18th March: Royal Croquet Club, Adelaide Fringe Festival    
    • OzClubbers
      By OzClubbers
      The afterlife is a strange, devious and mysterious place. During FOCUS 2017 on the first of December, it’s most elite and dangerous cast of illusionists will take center stage with their extraordinary exhibition: the Elite of Afterlife.
      They are the masters of deception and mystique and you will witness their acabre masterpieces… But at what price?
      Line-up
      Psyko Punkz a.k.a Dominus Psyko Crypsis (classic set) a.k.a Splitface Deetox a.k.a The Widow Phuture Noize a.k.a Maester Paradox Retrospect a.k.a The Witch Doctor Hosted by MC Nolz a.k.a The Nocturnal FOCUS 2017 – Elite of afterlife – the 1st of December – Lucky Rijssen
      Do you dare to join his performance? Get your ticket now at www.lucky.nl (presale €15,00 (excl. fee) / doors €22,50). Be quick and consider yourself warned, because the last three editions of FOCUS were all sold out.
      The post FOCUS 2017 is bringing five extremely dangerous illusionists in-house is visible on Hard News.
      Source: Hard News NL
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