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    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      Australia’s DJ Duo ‘Bonka’ and international songstress Luciana release  their brand new single: ‘Be Alive’ + begin their national tour in June!!
       
      TITLE: BE ALIVE
       ARTIST: BONKA & LUCIANA
       RELEASE DATE: THURSDAY 7 JUNE, 2018
      LABEL: CATCH
      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.
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      TITLE: BE ALIVE
      ARTIST: BONKA & LUCIANA
       RELEASE DATE: THURSDAY 7 JUNE, 2018
       LABEL: CATCH
      AUSSIE ARTISTS
      •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
      In Brief:

      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
      BANGKOK: https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial/videos/1701859753231384
      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
      https://www.bonka.com.au
      https://www.facebook.com/bonkaofficial
      https://www.instagram.com/bonkaofficial
      https://twitter.com/bonka_official
    • GALLEON
      By GALLEON
      GALLEON: So guys, thanks so much for sitting down with me to talk about all things Musika! Tell us about how you began working with each other and the name Yolanda Be Cool?
      YBC: Sure no worries, our pleasure. Matty used to DJ at a bar I used to bartend at. I used to take him tequila shots and talk his ear off about music and djaying. Before long I was buying records and we started playing back to back at clubs all over Sydney then Australia. Then naturally we started making mix tapes and bootlegs together, then before long we ended up doing official remixes then finally releasing our own original singles.
      The name comes from one of our favourite scenes from one of our favourite movies.. Pulp Fiction…   “Be Cool Honey Bunny” “Tell that bitch to be cool”.. YOLANDA BE COOL...
      GALLEON: On your new jam Musika, you feature the vocals of Kwanzaa Posse. Who are they and how did you get to colaborate with them.
      YBC: We are always on the hunt for killer tracks to sample. On one of our sample hunts we came across Kwanzaa Posse out of Africa and their tune Musika had an amazing vocal part that really stood out to us. So we got to work on a version and sent it to their publisher to approve. They loved it so much they were happy to be featured artists on the single. We were stoked.
      GALLEON: Looking to the hot remix package for Musika, you have chosen some wicked artists such as Babert, GotSome, Flash89 & Dateless to put their touch to the record. How did you choose these artists?
      YBC: We were so lucky with this remix package, it was a combination of the legends at Sweat It Out calling in a lot of favours and I think the track being unique and appealing to remix which allowed us to get such dope names on the package.
      GALLEON: You guys are heavily involved with the running of Sweat It Out. How did you become associated with one of the late Ajax's biggest ventures?
      YBC: We both idolised Ajax, and still think he is the best DJ ever. When Sydney didn’t have the lock out laws we used to finish work at 2:00am in the bar above then run down and watch Ajax and the Bang Gang play till 6:00am at their weekly party…. We did this for years and then Matt was woking at a record label helping Ajax put together his legendary mashed DJ mix compilations, they got chatting about starting their own label and after a few hot and sweaty laksa’s on hung over Mondays..  'Sweat It Out’  was born. 
      GALLEON: Your music has often featured vibes from Africa and Latin America, giving your records a great uplifting carnival feel. Are world music and other cultures a big influence for you?
      YBC: Most definitely and we don’t discriminate.  We have sampled tunes from Africa, Columbia, Italy, England and Camaroon to name a few countries. We love combing elements and sounds from exotic places and re-contextualising them in a way that makes sense for us and the dance floors we play to.
      GALLEON: What are your biggest 3 records right now.
      YBC: ahhh Our friend did an edit of Raingurl by Yaeji which is so dope… Fisher’s tune STOP IT always kills it. and of course Musika feat Kwanzaa Posse by us:)
      GALLEON: Tell us about the biggest gig you have ever played and why? 
      YBC: The biggest number of people was a free party for the King of Morocco. There was over 100,000 people there. But one of our personal favourite biggest gigs for us was the MTV party @ Amnesia in Ibiza with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. That was sick
       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      Tech-house aficionados, Go Freek are back with their new single ‘Time’, proving a little time off doesn’t change a thing.
      Dynamic and experimental, Go Freek embrace the darker side of builds and the sharper side of drops creating a club track that stands out from the pack.
      Already being given the tick of approval from club guru’s such as Claptone, Vanilla Ace, Don Diablo, Roger Sanchez and Lee Foss, ‘Time’ is looking to be added to their plethora of club hits and chart toppers.
      Go Freek on ‘Time’, "This was produced for dance floors. It’s a fun record designed to hypnotise and aid listeners in losing track of Time."
       
      Go Freek have carved their name into the global dance music scene with singles such as ‘Define’, the collaboration with Dom Dolla that garnered an amazing 13 million online streams , ‘Call Out’, that reached #2 on the ARIA club charts in 2016 and ‘Put It Down’ reaching #2 on the ARIA club charts in 2017. Enabling the boys to gain support and work alongside global names such as Porter Robinson, Diplo, Claude Vonstroke, Steve Aoki and label-mate What So Not. 

      So, take some time off and get yourself listening to Go Freek’s new single ‘Time’ out today via Sweat It Out.
      Audio: https://soundcloud.com/gofreek/go-freek-time
      Buy/stream: https://sweatitout.lnk.to/FreekTime For more info on Go Freek, visit: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SOUNDCLOUD
       
       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2018) — Today, King Arthur releases his new single and official
      debut for Casablanca Records, “Laidback.” Get it HERE.
      “Laidback is the perfect record to begin expanding my Kingdom.” King Arthur talks about his
      new song, “It’s a fresh take on a classic sound, and the beginning of new sonic era for me, that I
      couldn’t be more excited about.  I’m particularly thrilled to have the cavalry at Casablanca
      Records leading the charge”   The acclaimed artist and producer once again elevates his royal and regal repertoire. Hinging
      on off-kilter sampling, propulsive percussion, and an irresistible refrain, the track welcomes
      listeners into the center of his court. There’s nothing on the dance floor quite like it!
      “Laidback” also heralds yet another evolution for King Arthur. Harking back to the seminal
      classics from Fatboy Slim and Moby that shaped his formative years, he updates a timeless
      sound for today’s generation on his forthcoming new EP—coming very soon.
      King Arthur’s quiet grind laid the foundation for a royal kingdom that’s unlike anything else in
      electronic dance music. Released on Don Diablo’s Hexagon, the 2016 full-length debut, Believe
      In The Kingdom, generated a staggering 20 million-plus streams on Spotify as his total cumulative streams surpassed 47 million. The Chainsmokers, Axwell & Ingrosso, Martin Garrix,
      and countless other heavy hitters have tapped the artist, producer, DJ, and remixer for high-
      profile remixes, while Kaskade, David Guetta, Tiësto, Afrojack and more regularly spin his music
      live. He teamed up with Bastille on a remix of “World Gone Mad” for the Official Soundtrack
      Album to NETFLIX’s hit Bright. He made history by performing at the first-ever dance music
      event in Pakistan and touched down everywhere from Tomorrowland Mainstage to the Storm
      Festival.   ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
      Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the
      infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss,
      Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive
      vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance, Electronic, and Future Pop
      music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent,
      Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn,
      SG Lewis, and Chase & Status.   ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS   A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is
      home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such
      as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee
      Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith
      Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth
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      Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic
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