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TITLE: BE ALIVE
ARTIST: BONKA & LUCIANA
RELEASE DATE: THURSDAY 7 JUNE, 2018
•Bonka aka The Kings of Mash-Ups
•Bonka produce a monthly show called: ‘Let’s Go Bonkas’ #1 iTunes Dance Podcast (Peak Position) in Australia
•Artist’s supporting Bonka’s tunes include: Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet, Deorro, Tujamo, Tommy Trash, TJR and more
•Luciana the Hit making British singer / songwriter has featured on tracks such as: Yeah Yeah – Bodyrox, Come on Girl – Taio Cruz, I Like That – Static Revenger & Richard Vission, Cupid Boy – Kylie Minogue (co-writer), I’m Still Hot – Luciana, Gorilla – Will Sparks & Tyron Hapi, to name a few
•Bonka’s debut single: ‘Can’t Stop’ with Whiskey Pete reached Top 10 on iTunes & the ARIA Club Chart
•Second single: ‘Like This’ with David Puentez reached #3 on the ARIA Club Chart & #6 Beatport Big Room Chart
•Third single: ‘Killa’ feat J-Trick reached #2 on the ARIA Club Chart
•Bonka kick off their Australian ‘Be Alive’ Tour this June (see dates below), with Europe & Asia to follow
Queensland’s Bonka are a dynamic duo made up of Lachlan and Connor, two flamingly excited DJ/Producers who have been known to tear down walls in clubs, upon the delivery of their slick main room and mash-up mixes on the frequent. Notably one of Australia’s most sought-after lords of mash-up, Bonka has it nailed with paragons like: The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet, Deorro, Tujamo, Tommy Trash, TJR and more sprinkling their sets with a well infused Bonka lead, whilst also owning their explosive live shows across the country.
Signed to Catch Management and the aligned record label, Bonka haven’t taken the stale ol’ road through electronic music. They have instead aggressively taken their sound with notorious mash-ups right to where they need to be, on dance floors and in the playlists of fellow electronic icons. Their debut original ‘Can’t Stop’ featuring American top liner Whiskey Pete partied its way straight into the iTunes top 10 and #9 on the ARIA club chart, whilst their follow up ‘Like This’ reached an epic #5 on the ARIA Club Chart and stormed its way to #6 on the Beatport Big Room Charts. Following up, their single 'Killa' with heavyweight J-Trick reached #2 in the ARIA Club Charts. Blazing the full musical empire for their fans, Bonka also blast out a monthly show ‘Let’s Go Bonkas’ (Reaching #1 iTunes Dance Podcast) featuring their own recipes alongside guest spots by ‘A-List’ DJ’s from around the globe.
On the road with a fully loaded tour schedule, the aficionados set fire to venues across the globe! From stages Australia wide to clubs and festivals across the deep, it’s safe to say the Bonka party travels on no sleep, but the drinks best be on ice and the party at the ready.
ON THE ROAD WITH BONKA - VIDEO
EATON’S HILL HOTEL NYD FESTIVAL RECAP: https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial/videos/1602280686522625
AUSTRALIA Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial/videos/1618137214936972
AUSTRALIA Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial/videos/1488050567945638
AUSTRALIA Part 3: https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial/videos/1537236466360381
‘Be Alive’ Australian Tour Dates:
09TH JUNE - CANDYS APARTMENT, SYDNEY
15TH JUNE - SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND
16TH JUNE - IPSWICH CUP FESTIVAL, IPSWICH
16TH JUNE - COFFS HOTEL, COFFS HARBOUR
22ND JUNE - CRITERION, SINGLETON
23RD JUNE - CANDYS TAKEOVER, BELMORE
30TH JUNE - WHO SAID FESTIVAL, CAIRNS
30TH JUNE - SECRET SHOW, CAIRNS
06TH JULY - EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
07TH JULY - WHO SAID FESTIVAL, TOWNSVILLE
14TH JULY - WHO SAID FESTIVAL, ROCKHAMPTON
20TH JULY - KING ST, NEWCASTLE
21ST JULY - RIVAZ HOTEL, RENMARK
27TH JULY - GOULBURN WORKERS CLUB, GOULBURN
28TH JULY - CRITERION HOTEL, MARYBOROUGH
04TH AUGUST - HQ COMPLEX, ADELAIDE
11TH AUGUST - SHOOTERS NIGHTCLUB, GOLD COAST
+ EUROPE DATES TO BE ANNOUCED
Monolink releases "Swallow", the second single off his forthcoming debut album due 20th April. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and performer from Berlin, Monolink, mixes genres into a hypnotic hybrid on his new single, ‘Swallow’. After releasing ‘Sirens’ late last year, this will be the second single off his debut album due in April. The single entangles house rhythms, electronic synths, organic basslines with his own haunting vocals, showcasing his astounding ability of music producing and songwriting.
‘Swallow’ tells of a painful encounter and the subsequent loss occurring in that place between dreams, thoughts and reality. The process is almost intuitive. "Sitting down and writing a song on a specific topic is foreign to me," explains Monolink. "I want to be surprised by my lyrics, to find an idea that appeals to me and is not just coming from the logical part of my brain."
Monolink has been making waves throughout Europe and the US with his first single ‘Sirens’, reaching #6 on Beatport Techno Charts, #4 on the iTunes Electronic Charts and #30 on Spotify Viral Charts in Germany. This has resulted in a prestigious slot on Coachella’s Do-LaB lineup for this year’s festival, in the lead up to his debut album ‘Amniotic’.
‘Swallow’ out now via Sweat It Out, along with the pre-order for ‘Amniotic', Monolink's debut album. Release Date: 30th March 2018 Added into NMF in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey & Switzerland resulting in over 35k streams on Spotify over the weekend
Recently played a round of shows in Aus including Strawberry Fields where he debuted 'Swallow'
The album Amniotic is set to be released on the 20th April. Pre-Order HERE
Monolink is set to play on Coachella's Do-LaB lineup this April
The first single off the album 'Sirens' has received over 1.2 million streams online and reached #6 on Beatport Techno Charts, #4 iTunes Electronic (Germany) and #30 on Germany's Spotify Viral Charts
Released a collaborative EP with Acid Pauli that reached over 5.2 million collective streams online
Australia’s favourite LIVE duo MASHD N KUTCHER Release NEW Video for their hit new single: ‘Need Me’By AdamMadd
TITLE: NEED ME (FEAT SAMMI CONSTANTINE)
ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
LABEL: CASABLANCA RECORDS AUSTRALIA
WATCH VIDEO: http://bit.ly/2CuWHIi
‘Mashd N Kutcher’ have kicked off the year with the release of their brand new single ‘Need Me’ (feat. Sammi Constantine). With its infectious chorus and summer laden beat, ‘Need Me’ pays homage to The Cardigans’ international hit ‘Lovefool,’ a “song that stuck with us as kids growing up,” says the duo. The NEW video has just dropped & meshes Art, Dance & Music.
The boys play ‘Road to Ultra’ this Saturday in Melbourne – the First time the Mega brand ‘Ultra Music Festival’ hits Australia!!
#1 LIVE Electronic DJ Duo in Australia Writing & Performing Pop / Electronic / Dance Records for 6 years 2x Gold Certified Records in 18 Months: ‘Do It Now’ & ‘My Sunshine’ ‘Do It Now’ Top 10 Track on iTunes, #1 Shazam Chart, reached over 3 million+ streams and added to every major commercial radio station across the country ‘My Sunshine’ Top 5 on iTunes - #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes In 2017 the duo completed a 5-month World Tour including: Asia, North America, Europe and Australia Mashd N Kutcher on Socials: 250 million video views in all, 1.2 million followers Facebook, 65,000 Instagrammers, 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 350,000 YouTube subscribers Mashd N Kutcher join AFROJACK, AXWELL /\ INGROSSO, KSHMR and more at ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA next month
The fresh pop track ‘Need Me’ is destined to be one of the early hits of 2018, which is not unfamiliar for the Brisbane grown classically trained pianist and drummer aka ‘Mashd N Kutcher.’ While their live-shows keep the dance floors jam-packed, their two Gold Records: ‘Do It Now’ and ‘My Sunshine’ have achieved chart-topping radio activity and video streams. ‘My Sunshine’ was a #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes while ‘Do It Now’ has now reached over 3 million streams to date and was added to every major commercial radio station across the country.
Mashd N Kutcher have progressed from local DJs, to one of the most prominent electronic acts to grace the music scene in recent years. 2017 saw the pair complete a 5-month World Tour taking them across Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. With an ever-growing list of successes including being voted Australia’s #1 DJ duo (inthemix 2015), producing multiple Gold selling records, achieving viral video success for their infamous ‘mashups,’ making waves across the globe with their exhilarating live-electronic performances, MNK have one of Australia’s biggest social reaches online in music. With a growing 250 million video views in all, 1.2 million followers on Facebook, 65,000 Instagrammers, a whopping 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 350,000 YouTube subscribers, there is no slowing down for these two.
Mashd N Kutcher join AFROJACK, AXWELL /\ INGROSSO, KSHMR and more at ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA next month.
MASHD N KUTCHER LIVE SHOWS:
FRI 23rd FEB – PlayGround, WAGGA WAGGA
SAT 24th FEB – ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, MELBOURNE
TUE 27th FEB – Club Co Crown, MELBOURNE
SAT 10th MAR – Platinum, BROADBEACH
SAT 17th MAR – Cartel Nightclub, MACKAY
SAT 24th MAR – Flinders HQ, TOWNSVILLE
THU 29th MAR – Carmen’s Nightclub, MIRANDA
SAT 31st MAR – Gilligan’s Nightclub, CAIRNS
FOREIGN BEGGARS RELEASE 3rd SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM: ‘2 2 KARMA’ (OUT FEB 15)
ARTIST: FOREIGN BEGGARS FEAT FLUX PAVILION, BLACK JOSH & OG MACO
3RD SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘2 2 KARMA’ (OUT FEB 15, 2018)
LABEL: PAR EXCELLENCE
Foreign Beggars share their new single ‘WAVED’ featuring Black Josh and Atlanta rapper OG Maco. The Flux Pavilion production injects a fiery frenetic energy into the track propping up lightening quick bars from Black Josh and MCs Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis. Entering the fold in his trademark screamo-rap style, OG Maco delivers ‘WAVED’s addictive hook, providing an exciting snapshot of Foreign Beggars’ forthcoming album 2 2 Karma.
‘WAVED’ ft. Flux Pavilion, Black Josh & OG Maco will appear on their forthcoming album 2 2 Karma. Slated for release in February 2018, the highly anticipated album will feature artists and MCs including: Kate Tempest, Izzie Gibbs, Dizmack, Marcello Spooks and Black Josh as well as production features from some of bass music’s most sought-after producers - Alix Perez, Ivy Lab and Feed Me.
Throughout their career, Foreign Beggars have built a steadfast reputation as one of the UK’s most versatile, creative and prolific acts through a continuing desire to push the envelope – a desire that is as urgent now as it has ever been and exemplified by ‘2 2 Karma.’ By the very nature of the group and the array of featured artists, ‘2 2 Karma’ promises to be a sonically unique and skillful blend of the two worlds (urban/hip hop and underground bass/electronic) in which they have dominated throughout their career. As a hip hop group, they have never sounded recycled or ‘American’ but represent everything that is inimitable about UK underground music.
FOREIGN BEGGARS FIRST 2 SINGLES RELEASED OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘TOAST’ & ‘BOSH’:
Foreign Beggars Bio:
Since their formation in 2002, multi-genre UK trio Foreign Beggars’ unique trajectory has seen them evolve from underground hip hop heroes, to a trailblazing electronic crossover act. Without ever forsaking an ounce of their inimitable energy, Foreign Beggars are equally pumped whether in the studio recording or jumping around on stage at one of their live shows.
The crew have released five studio albums to date: Asylum Speakers, Stray Point Agenda, United Colours Of Beggattron, The Uprising and I AM LEGION with Dutch production wizards Noisia. It is with great pride that they announce the completion and upcoming release of their finest work to date - their sixth full length album: 2 2 KARMA.
The first single ‘Toast’ from 2 2 KARMA will be released in February 2018. ‘Toast’ is produced by their long time musical partner Alix Perez and features the highly acclaimed Izzie Gibbs and Dizmack. ‘Toast’ is packed with pace and precision, showcasing their place as the finest rappers from the UK.
Always keen collaborators, the Beggars have worked with a plethora of artists worldwide from a wide musical spectrum. 2 2 KARMA sees collaborations with the likes of: Kate Tempest, OG Maco, Izzie Gibbs, Dizmack, Killa P & Irah, Shogun, Black Josh, Marcello Spooks, Zu and Andre Laville. The album features productions from: Flux Pavilion, Spor/Feed Me, Alix Perez, Ivy Lab and Bangzy. Collaborative highlights from their past include: Noisia, Dirtyphonics, Knife Party, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam, D’onaeo, Skinnyman, Jack Beats, Alix Perez, Tommy Lee, Eprom and Flux Pavilion.
The critically acclaimed group have built this steadfast reputation as one of the UK’s most versatile, creative and prolific acts through a continuing desire to push the envelope, in a manner that is as urgent now as it has ever been. With a top ten hit, over 80 million YouTube plays and a string of international headline dates ahead of them, things are going from strength to strength for the Beggars.
Festival highlights include: Glastonbury, Stereosonic, EDC Vegas, Hard LA, Shambhala, Exit, Outlook, Snowbombing, iTunes Festival, Field Day, Rhythm and Vines, SXSE, Electron, Glade, SW4, Lovebox, Garrorock, Sonar, NH7, Igloofest, Urban Art Forms, Brixton Academy, Dour Festival, Lowlands.
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Syntaxx brings you the anticipated 4th release in their digital catalogue. Madness Ba has skilfully crafted 2 rich but stripped organic groovers for your listening pleasure. The main track(and EP namesake), ‘Sintaxis’ promises to keep your foot tapping and head nodding to its infectious groove. ‘Sophisticated’ has its roots firmly in the continental deep/dream house sound with lashings of the signature Syntaxx dub. Reimagining this work is Matt Lee’s Martial Arts Mix, an energy filled extended tool-like cut aimed at the dance floor. Cateran finishes off the EP with his Restless Rework; a fidgety, Upbeat remix in his signature style.
Source: Dub Techno Blog